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Win a Copy of Creating Glamorous Jewelry with Swarovski Elements

Jean Campbell’s new book, Creating Glamorous Jewelry with Swarovski Elements, is inspired by the glamorous actresses of Old Hollywood. Jean created her own designs based on the jewelry these actresses wore using SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. There are 26 stunning projects inspired by actresses like Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe, plus there are detailed instructions for you […]

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Make it for Mom Challenge Entries

The Make it for Mom Challenge has been very inspirational with all of the lovely designs and heartwarming stories about your mothers. The challenge is a great way to showcase your work, plus you may get some feedback left by friends, family and other bead lovers! We have chosen some great entries to share with […]

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Jewelry Ideas for Spring 2011

Spring arrived officially this Sunday, and near our Artbeads location it was heralded with beautiful sunshine! The cherry trees are in bloom and other early risers, like the crocus, have been showing their colors for at least a week now. All this to say that it’s time to start thinking about spring designs! And after […]

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Looking Forward to Spring

It’s still winter, and here in Western Washington that means plenty of rain with talk of possible snow to come. While this winter has been beautiful, I’m looking forward to feeling the warm glow of spring and seeing the bright colors of fresh flowers. My neighbor’s crocuses have made an appearance, so I know spring […]

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Don’t forget to enter!

Now that we’re into the month of November, the time for submitting a design for the What Inspires You? Design Contest is quickly coming to a close. The last day to enter is November 22, 2010. We’ve had some fantastic entries so far, but I think it’s only a small sampling of the talent available. […]

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What Inspires You Design Contest

Artbeads.com is holding a design contest that is all about what sparks your creativity! You can show others your creation and explain what inspired you. This contest has two categories that will be judged separately. The first category is specifically for necklaces, while the second is a general category that includes pieces like bracelets, earrings, […]

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Design by the Seasons

After September 23, autumn will be officially upon us. The days will begin to grow shorter and the leaves on the trees will start to turn. For some, autumn itself is an inspirational color palette. Others are already thinking ahead to the crisp shades of winter or the soft tones of spring. If you’d like […]

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Enter Artbeads.com’s Inspiring Mom Sweepstakes

Artbeads.com is giving you the chance to win your favorite Mother’s Day-inspired jewelry design from our Learning Center as well as a gift bag filled with exciting Mother’s Day-themed beads and jewelry supplies with the Artbeads.com Inspiring Mom Sweepstakes. To enter for your chance to win, simply vote for your favorite Mother’s Day-inspired design. You’ll […]

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New Instructor Directory

We’ve added a fun new section to our Beader’s Loft. Our Instructor Directory is a list of beading instructors and jewelry makers that know all about the business. Including Lilian Chen, Jean Campbell and several more, these designers are great resources for beginning jewelry makers and professionals alike. You can see a photo, short biography […]

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Christmas Inspirations: Create Your Style Instructional Guides

At Artbeads.com we’ve add three new Christmas inspirations to our growing list of Create Your Style Instructional Guides. In these guides you’ll find the steps you’ll need to create a fun Christmas card, a decorative paper box and even a glamorous bejeweled manicure for holiday get-togethers. Box Little Secret Instructions Nail Design Instructions Christmas Tree […]

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