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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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Trip to the Museum of Glass

I’m pretty lucky to be located in the Pacific Northwest, surrounded by incredible displays of beauty both natural and man-made. Recently I visited the Tacoma Museum of Glass to get a better understanding of how glass making works. I would highly recommend taking a trip to Tacoma, Washington if you live in the area, and […]

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Lovely Resplendence Necklace

To celebrate our glass bead sale happening right now, here’s a truly splendid idea that incorporates lovely Czech glass beads with pearls and a Swarovski crystal. Get this free jewelry idea by checking out our learning center, along with hundreds of other ideas to create necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Take advantage of our Sea of […]

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Sea of Glass Sale

Take advantage of our Sea of Glass sale today! ALL of our glass beads are on sale until June 6th. Save 15% on your favorites like lampwork and Czech glass, and choose from a variety of beads and pendants-over 9,000 items! Visit our glass section to start shopping! Stock up now on incredible glass creations […]

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DesignerFest: Day Four – Paula Radke

Paula Radke knew since she was in 4th grade that she wanted to be an artist. Growing up and still residing in Morro Bay, CA, she took art classes for every year of school, from kindergarten all the way through high school. But it was when she was in her 4th grade art class that […]

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DesignerFest: Day Two – Fire Designs

Our Artbeads facility is near a lot of great Northwest artists, so we are fortunate enough to find great influential people everywhere. One of the artists we carry comes from a local vendor, as well. Fire Designs is based in Poulsbo, WA, and offers hundreds of different hand-blown glass beads that we carry here on […]

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New Beads from the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

Yesterday was the first day for me to see BEADS! I wasn’t quite sure what to expect but I had a lot of fun. We went to the Grant Inn to start the cold day where I registered and followed along as the team selected beads and other fun things. We looked for items that […]

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Layering Pendants

Layering to create pendants can be fun for both beginners and advance jewelry designers, and the results look fabulous! To create a layered pendant, the first thing to do is brainstorm. What do you want the pendant to look like? Is it going to be bright and colorful or monochromatic? How much detail do you […]

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Shop the End of Summer Clearance Sale!

Shop the End of Summer Clearance Sale to save up to 75% on more than 3,000 brand new clearance items! Browse extremely discounted products ranging from stringing material and findings to beautiful charms and glass beads. The clearance section includes thousands of popular items that are in very limited supply, so be sure to make […]

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Shop our 4th of July Blowout!

For five days only, you can save up to 25% on more than 1,000 items during our 4th of July Blowout Sale! With products ranging from sterling silver and Swarovski crystals to toggles and pearls, this sale is the perfect opportunity to stock up on jewelry supplies. At prices this low, these items won’t last […]

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