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Swarovski Crystals for your Nails

Pictured, Swarovski Crystalpixie in Exotic East

Yup, you read that right. Did you know that Swarovski released sparkling nail art kits? If you’re a nail tech or a nail artist and you love sparkle, then Swarovski Crystalpixie Nail Art is the thing for you! Swarovski released two different versions of Crystalpixie—Petite and Edge. Crystalpixie Petite is described as a “soft pixie dust” […]

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Obsessed: Pokemon GO!

Like everyone else on the planet, we love Pokemon GO!  A few of our team members here at Artbeads have caught the bug and have been trying to “catch em’ all”.  We thought it’d be fun to share a quick list of components to create Pokemon GO inspired friendship bracelets, key chains, and phone charms.  […]

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Beads in Crafting – A Royal Beauty Contest for Embellished Trinkets!

We here at Artbeads had some fun over the holidays! We found some fun little animal statues and handed them out to employees with the challenge of decorating them with flatbacks, beads and other embellishments. The results are absolutely superb. First, take a look at Princess Kitty, decorated by Artbeads employee Sheryl: Princess Kitty also […]

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Dried Out Gilders Paste? No Problem!

Gilders Paste is a great way to add new color to metal, wood, polymer clay, ceramic, wax and resin surfaces. It comes in lots colors and each container provides enough paste for many, many projects. We’ve used Gilders Paste in some of our Learning Center ideas and they all turned out fabulous! A little Gilders […]

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An Interview With Linda Hartung of Alacarte Clasps, WireLace, & WireLuxe

Linda and Tim Hartung, co-owners and designers behind Linda Arline Originals, Alacarte Clasps™, WireLace™, and WireLuxe™, have been designing jewelry for most of their lives. Driven by their faith, love for one another, and passion for beautiful, high-quality jewelry design, the couple has blazed a trail in the do-it-yourself jewelry market creating new tools, techniques […]

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Mother’s Day Design Ideas from Swarovski

Mother’s Day is only a few short weeks away, and Swarovski has some great do-it-yourself gift ideas that your mom is sure to love. Each design guide includes incredible photographs, complete product lists and easy to follow instructions. Mother’s Day Necklace Follow these simple instructions to create this elegant necklace that becomes a warm and […]

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Swarovski DIY Design Guide – Lifesavers Necklace

With the vibrant colors and round ring shape of the Swarovski ring beads, this necklace is reminiscent of one of our favorite childhood candies! This Instructional Style Guide is complete with detailed illustrations and gorgeous images, and will help you develop beading techniques that will give your designs a professional and unique touch. For more […]

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