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The Beauty of Spring

It seems like everyone is just about ready for spring to arrive! Whether you’re planning gardens, updating your fall wardrobe, getting ready for spring cleaning, starting new jewelry projects, or just wanting to shake the cold weather, spring is a season everyone looks forward to. This season, pastels and florals are making a modern comeback […]

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Using Large-Hole Beads in New Ways

We love the way large-hole beads add character to designs. These fun components are easy to add to lots of designs and come in a variety of styles. The example above, our Royal Vanguard necklace, shows Swarovski BeCharmed beads and large-hole TierraCast spacers strung onto SilverSilk. This is just one of the many ways you can […]

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Dried Out Gilders Paste? No Problem!

Gilders Paste is a great way to add new color to metal, wood, polymer clay, ceramic, wax and resin surfaces. It comes in lots colors and each container provides enough paste for many, many projects. We’ve used Gilders Paste in some of our Learning Center ideas and they all turned out fabulous! A little Gilders […]

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An Interview With Linda Hartung of Alacarte Clasps, WireLace, & WireLuxe

Linda and Tim Hartung, co-owners and designers behind Linda Arline Originals, Alacarte Clasps™, WireLace™, and WireLuxe™, have been designing jewelry for most of their lives. Driven by their faith, love for one another, and passion for beautiful, high-quality jewelry design, the couple has blazed a trail in the do-it-yourself jewelry market creating new tools, techniques […]

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Explore the Learning Center Sale!

For 48 hours only, shop the Learning Center Sale and save on more than 800 ideas in our Learning Center. Every item used in one of our design ideas is 15% off! Browse through both jewelry and craft ideas to select your favorites. You’ll find more than 4,000 sale items to choose from. Enter ZZW15P-LCS […]

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Questions for Bailey Beader

Bailey Beader is ready to answer your jewelry or craft making questions. You can direct any questions you have to artbeadsblog@gmail.com. Describe your problem and Bailey will do her best to give you a solution. If it’s a general question that others can benefit from, it may even be posted on the blog.

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Japanese Seed Bead Sale

During the Japanese Seed Bead Sale at Artbeads.com, all seed beads on the website are 20% off. The sale includes 31 new limited edition TOHO™ beads. Japanese seed beads are well known for their consistency in size, shape and color. You’ll find a variety of shapes, ranging from round TOHO™ beads to hexagon cut Miyuki […]

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Blue Forest Bracelet

The Blue Forest Bracelet is all about color and sparkle. Inspired from images of floating mountains, brilliantly green forests and blue waters, this design uses crystal and glass beads that catch the light. The fluid lines of this bracelet create a sparkling ode to the beauty one finds in nature.You can create an exact replica […]

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Fun with Transfer Sheets

This Garden in Bloom Necklace gives you an idea of something that you can try using transfer sheets from Nunn Design™. Transfer sheets are incredibly easy to use and can be used on many different surfaces, which gives plenty of opportunity for creativity. Each sheet is made on clear film with a design printed on […]

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New Simple Loop Handy Tip Video

Simple loops are one of the most basic wire-working techniques. Whether you’re using head pins, eye pins or sterling silver wire, learning this technique will help you easily create dangles and links in your jewelry designs. Every beginning beader should learn this essential skill, so we’ve created this Handy Tip video to teach you several […]

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