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Obsessed: Pokemon GO!

Like everyone else on the planet, we love Pokemon GO!  A few of our team members here at Artbeads have caught the bug and have been trying to “catch em’ all”.  We thought it’d be fun to share a quick list of components to create Pokemon GO inspired friendship bracelets, key chains, and phone charms.  […]

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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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Donna’s Story

We’ve mentioned a few times on the Artbeads blog that we’d love to hear your stories about beading, whether it’s about the project that took on a mind of its own or simply what inspired you to start beading in the first place. This story is by Donna, and she talks a bit about her […]

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Snapdragon Necklace

I can’t wait to start seeing all the beautiful flowers popping up this spring! The warm air and sweet smell of rain is finally here, and there is plenty of new inspiration for jewelry making. Our designers came up with this necklace inspired by one of nature’s prettiest flowers: the snapdragon. This necklace is full […]

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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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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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Why are Silver Prices on the Rise?

We have been receiving a lot of questions about why the prices on our silver products are going up. Tawny, our customer service manager, has the answers! Here’s her explanation for what’s happening with silver right now: Silver prices rise and fall with the market value similar to gasoline prices, and they are currently on […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Earrings – Employee Design

Well, I had time this morning to take a few quick photos of my St. Patrick’s Day earrings! I made these one afternoon while I was playing around with some supplies I had on hand. The design idea came to my mind as I debated what to do with some Swarovski Erinite faceted rounds. I’ve […]

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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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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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