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Mother’s Day Gift Card Giveaway

Mother’s Day is less than a month away so now is the perfect time to create something heartfelt for your mom. Make a special gift that will show your love and appreciation that she’ll cherish forever. We have picked out some beautiful beads, charms, and pendants that will get you started as well as other […]

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Peter Cottontail Napkin Ring

Made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Xilion Bicones in Light Rose, this cute little bunny will add a splash of spring color and sparkle to your Easter dinner table. It would also be a great addition in a friend or family member’s Easter basket. The bunny design is by Eri Attebery may look hard to do, but […]

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Customer Creation – Fabric Beads

Design Partner Alma used the 24 Karat Gold-Plated Delicas that we gave her in a unique way – she sewed them onto cloth beads that she made herself! Alma used a full cotton ball for the center of each bead, but you could also use smaller sections of cotton for a smaller bead size. They’d […]

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St. Patrick’s Day is Coming

Irish Fleury Cross Necklace Design Idea St. Patrick’s Day is coming (March 17), and this is an early reminder that soon many people will be wearing green! I remember how much fun it was in elementary school to see who remembered the day, and I loved the outrageous combinations my friends and classmates decided to […]

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Gemstone Treasures from Tucson

More Tucson Treasures keep on being added to our website, and I’m so excited to see all the variety. We have new metal beads with filigree patterns, lampwork beads and more. But these gemstone beads were some of my favorites. They have tiny facets that catch the light and draw the eye. That little touch […]

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Starry Night Necklace

This rich-looking necklace is one of my personal favorites. It features freshwater pearls in a saturated blue shade that are complemented with hand-crafted Grace lampwork beads. These particular lampwork beads are made from clear aqua glass combined with beige, white and purple in a swirling pattern that imitates a breathtaking celestial display. Each bead takes […]

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A Few Last Minute Gifts

Do you have all of your gifts lined up for friends and family this Christmas? If you’re like me, you’re still scrambling to find something for at least a few people. Artbeads.com has a great ideas section featuring gifts that are quick and easy to make. Simply browse through the selection and click on a […]

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Ancient Grove Bracelet

This impressive Ancient Grove Bracelet catches the eye with its sparkling dangles and shiny silver chain. The chain’s complexity makes the bracelet appear much more complicated than it actually is to make, while a variety of bails and bead caps add touches of detail. Visit our Learning Center for free instructions on how to make […]

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Mirkwood Flower Necklace

Rich mahogany and golden hues offset by sparkling green crystals add a warm, wintery feel to this necklace, which is inspired by a mythical forest. It is simple enough that a beginner can create it and takes less than an hour to make (plus drying time). Find out how to create this necklace by following […]

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It’s Almost Time for the Tree!

With Thanksgiving less than a week away, my thoughts are turning toward Christmas. It’s almost time to decorate the tree! As part of my family’s tradition, we pile up smoked oysters, pickles, crackers and little smoked sausages on a tray (a tribute to my Norwegian grandfather’s taste in food) and turn up the Christmas music. […]

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