Currently Browsing: October 2008

Thanksgiving Journal

I thought a journal might be a nice way for a family to share their thanks and a fun keepsake to pull out each year, even to add to. We chose paper, trim and sayings from our Scrap Pad To Go Brookfield pattern and purchased plain white card stock for journaling at our local craft […]


Is it safe to dry clean my Swarovski crystals?

Q: Is it safe to dry clean my Swarovski crystals? A: For most clear and regular-colored crystals, it is fine to dry clean. However, avoid dry cleaning AB finishes or other special finishes. Have a question you’d like to ask Bailey? Email her at or post your question to our blog.


60 New Base Metal Charms

We’ve added 60 new base metal charms to our collection. Choose from a wide selection of western, heart, holiday and sea-themed charms, available in brass or copper plating. Visit our learning center for fun projects with charms!


Murano Glass Beads

Our customers have been asking for Murano glass, but we were waiting until we could find the absolute best! This beautiful, handmade glass has been a famous product of the Venetian island of Murano for centuries.  Still created in the same delicate process that has been used for over three hundred years, it’s no wonder […]


The Vault

We are pleased to announce The Vault, an exciting new section dedicated to the finest gemstones that we can find. To launch The Vault, we are introducing gorgeous gemstone bead strands in extremely limited quantity.

CONTINUE READING Site Search Press Release has teamed up with search-engine technology and web analytics giant Omniture to bring jewelry designers a new tool that greatly simplifies the task of finding beads and jewelry supplies among their inventory of over 19,000 products. This new website search interface enables customers to easily refine their searches for beads and findings by Category, […]


Swarovski Fall Innovations

Swarovski Crystal Fall Innovations new shapes have arrived! Shapes include stars, Pegasus, briolette and more!


Bronze Beauty Necklace

Don’t let the crocheting in this necklace scare you away. Once you get the hang of it, it goes pretty fast. A couple of things to remember; The easiest way to crochet is to work from the spool. Always string more beads than you think you will need onto the stringing wire. Once you begin you […]


New Swarovski Fall Innovations are Here!

We have the new Swarovski crystal colors, dark indigo and Indian pink, as well as the new Swarovski crystal pearl color of Bordeaux. All of your favorite Swarovski crystal styles, from bicones to flatback rhinestones, are available in these new colors.

CONTINUE READING Handy Tip – Metal Stamping

The charm of hand stamping is it’s random organic look, not precise or machine made. The letters and symbols not aligned perfectly is its appeal. However, there are mistakes that can take you from organic to ruined, so here are a few tips to help. You can also find this Handy Tip in the Learning […]