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Beading Across America Book Winner

Congratulations to Julia, she won a copy of Beading Across America autographed by author Amy Katz! We randomly selected her comment using the True Random Number Service – numbers 1 through 64 (we received 64 comments over the weekend!) and it generated number 37. Julia, we will contact you with more information. Don’t forget to […]

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Bridal Necklace Trends for 2011

Rather than the traditional strand of pearls or demure diamond stud earrings, this year’s bridal jewelry will be more than just a sedate side note. In keeping with the rich projected color palettes, bridal jewelry will be majestic and charming with decidedly vintage undertones. Strapless dresses are back in a huge way (but did they […]

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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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Gloria Christmas Ornament & Garland

Cheri, one of our Artbeads.com designers, created this eclectic angel, which can be used both as an ornament and as a garland. Hook and eye clasps enable the garland to easily detach from the angel so you can choose to hang the ornament and garland separately on your tree or display them as a unified […]

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Necklace Ideas Under $35

Just in time for the holidays, you’ll find a whole section of great necklace ideas for under $35 from the Learning Center at Artbeads.com. The ideas range from eclectic to simple and elegant, allowing for a wide range of style preferences. Feel free to browse through the necklaces for ideas to get you thinking. Many […]

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Festive Instruction Guides from Swarovski!

Get creative with the fun new instructions available from SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. These instructions are great for when you want a quick project that uses sparkling crystal beads. If you’re still enjoying the design possibilities of fall, explore the Fall and Halloween Instruction Guide. Along with earrings you can wear all season, it offers projects ranging […]

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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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