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Having Fun with the Spiral Stitch

If you’re new to bead weaving, a great place to start is with the spiral stitch. This simple stitch comes together quickly and looks great. You don’t have to be a beginner to enjoy it, either! Anyone can have fun making spiral stitch jewelry. Just ask Artbeads Chief Jewelry Designer Cynthia Kimura. Cynthia is a […]

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Behind the Bead – Czech Fire-Polished Glass

Today we’re exploring the history of Czech fire-polished glass beads. We’ve touched on the history of Czech glass beads in the past, which you can read in our previous blog post, but today focuses solely on the brightly brilliant fire-polished ones. These cool glass beads get their name from the hot process they go through […]

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The Journey of a Bead – Czech Glass

Czech glass beads are beautiful additions to jewelry designs, but not too many people know how a bead comes into being. These beads are still made in the Czech Republic the same way they have been for hundreds of years. Take a journey into the makings of one special bead. Early Years (250 B.C.) : […]

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48 Hour Druk & Fire Polish Sale

For 48 hours only, you can save 25% on our entire selection of Czech glass fire-polished and druk beads, including 75 brand new fire-polished beads. Available in a myriad of sizes and finishes, these handmade glass beads are an enjoyable addition in any design. To take advantage of this exciting sale, enter coupon code ZZW25P-FPD […]

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Spring Rhapsody Necklace

I was inspired by Swedish spring and tried to incorporate two of the most common spring flowers – bluebells and liverwort. I’ve put some small birch leaves on the vines around the 3D RAW “branches” (called “musöron”, “mouse ears” in Swedish). And the huge Swarovski Fancy Oval is just representing the quintessence of Spring as […]

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New Fire-Polished Glass Beads

Come see our brand new fire-polished Czech glass beads. These stunning round glass beads come in a variety of finishes including opal, metallic and Picasso, making them versatile enough for any design. Shop today! Also, continue to check our Czech glass new addition section, as we will plan to add to our collection of Czech […]

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