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Making Mini Beaded Chairs

Beads are fun to play with, whether you are making jewelry, home decor or some other kind of craft. Artbeads recently discovered the art of making miniature chairs with beads thanks to Noreen M, an Artbeads.com customer. Noreen has made many beaded chairs over the years and now her goal is to revive miniature beaded […]

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How to Make a Wrapped Loop – It’s Easy, Right?

The words wrapped loop sound like a simple two-step process. Step one: form a loop with some wire. Step two: wrap the end of the wire around the bottom of that loop. Piece of cake. Piece of cake. That’s what I thought just before I started my first jewelry project. After all, I’d already tried […]

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How to Get Started Creating Necklaces

Easily learn everything you need to know to create eye-catching necklace designs with our brand new necklace tutorial page. This informative section offers step-by-step instructions guiding you through the creation of several different necklace styles, as well as telling you the essential products and tools you’ll need to complete the designs. It won’t be long […]

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Learn to Make a Wrapped Loop

The wrapped loop is a staple of wire working. It is useful to finish earrings, make links for a chain, or dangle a pendant from a necklace. With this handy tip video, we’ll show you the simple techniques used in creating a wrapped loop. If you wish to subscribe to our video updates, click here, […]

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My Top Ten Artbeads.com Products

My name is Megan and I am the Product Marketing Assistant. In my job, I’m a Jill of all trades. I do everything from sorting through samples to booking airline flights.  1. Bronze Antique Style Letter Pendant – M (BRNZ-PEND13) 2. Sterling Silver 11.4mm Hammered Square Link (ISLX-0037) 3. Blacklip Shell Rectangle Pendant 26x15mm – […]

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Sterling John

Fishing was always an important part of my life growing up in Alaska, but it wasn’t until just a couple of years ago that I discovered a passion for fly fishing. Perhaps it’s the closeness to nature, the required knowledge of local entomology (science of bugs), or the enjoyment I find in tying flies, which […]

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Can I use a bead reamer on Swarovski pearl beads?

Q: Hi, I have an idea for using Swarovski pearl beads which requires about a 20 gauge wire.  I know the beads come in a version with a larger than normal hole but I may still need to enlarge it a bit.  Do you know if a bead reamer can do this?  I know the […]

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Securing beads without a crimp

Q: Dear Bailey, Isn’t there a way to secure beads on the wire without a crimp bead?  Thanks, Jerry A: Hi Jerry, Thanks so much for your question. Crimp beads and tubes are really the best way to secure beads when working with jewelry wire. Crimping is so quick and easier than knotting and using […]

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Decorative Tin Containers

 Our designers had fun this week creating decorative tins for our Mommy and Me projects page.  They used a variety of charms, beads, die-cuts and silks to create the above three designs.  For a list of components view the Butterfly, Flower and Horse Gift Tins page.

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