About the Blog

Welcome to the Artbeads Blog, a place for inspiration at all levels of creativity. Our team strives to bring you helpful resources for beading, inspiring jewelry ideas, the latest trends, and everything in between. There’s always something fun going on here, so make sure to check back often or subscribe for updates. Join us and discover why Artbeaders love our community. We look forward to reading your comments, answering your questions, and seeing what you create!


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    I not only love your store but I just discovered your blog. Loads of great features in here! Thank you for all you offer your customers!

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    How do I make an entry for my designs?

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    I love the new look of the shop, and as I went through it I discovered your blog, awesome hope to be able to share posts with each other.


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    Just discovered your blog! I’m a regular customer and was wondering how I would go about getting on your blog roll. I’m new at blogging, but I just started one last month.


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    Just joined the blog. I am new to this. Very excited to a member.

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    I just joined your blog, I actually found you through Sweet Bead Studio and I was wondering if I can get info on how to get added to your Blogroll. I am a jewelry designer and I have been blogging for a little while. If you can email some info I would appreciate it. Thanks! ~Sally

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    I just found your blog, and I love it and the information it provides! Could you please add me to your blog roll?


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    I love your shop. I just found out about your Blog. I am new to Blogging, so I really do not know what I am doing. I can use all the help I can get.
    Thanks Linda

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    Wow,this blog is so interesting!

    • lovingbead
    • April 16, 2010

    International artist,I.S.A.(Sweden),Webism(USA&Germany) and Artpeople(Moldova) member. Born in Chisinau, Moldova. The walls of parents’ home were the canvas of creative expression even before I learnt to walk… I love to paint and to play with beads…

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    This blog is very-very interesting!!!

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    I love this blog!

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    Just found your blog. I’m a very old customer, love your shop

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    I also just found you blog. I have been buying my Swarovski pearls from Artbeads for a long time. You have the best Swarovski pearls around. One of my Pearl and Vintage necklace is going to be in Wire Jewelry magazine. The Swarovski pearls make the necklace.

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    found your blog – lots of great stuff in it. will be reading it regularly.

    • fran
    • March 5, 2011

    Can any one recommend wire to use with a Wyr knittr, ??? the wire it came with breaks .
    Thank you

      • Cheryl
      • July 22, 2019

      Try using the finer gauge Arristic wire from Artbeads. Comes in so many guage and colours.

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    Hi Artbeads,

    I love your blog and was wondering how I can get my new blog on your blogroll or be more involved with your company.

    I have been ordering from you for about a year now and I really love your fast shipping and great products!

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    Hi ! I love Artbeads.com and am totally new to the blogging scene and looking to make some connections. Check out my blog! Thanks!


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    I would like to follow your blog. How do I follow.

    • dianne
    • January 31, 2012

    I have metal betterflys and want to paint them .What would be the best kind of paint for this project.

    • tim
    • February 11, 2012

    We can make a pattern out of any photo picture,drawing or sketch you have that you can crochet, knit or use beads, glass or tile. We have not done anything in beads yet and need some professional help. Go to crochetbynumbersnc.com to see more and lets get started on a project.

    • Wendy Lucka
    • February 27, 2012

    I just found this blog site by chance. How do I go about it? I would like to be a part of it all! I recognize some names on the right side of the screen. Thanks, Wendy

      • Marissa
      • February 27, 2012

      Hi Wendy-

      If you’re interested in becoming a design partner, I could pass your information on to the right person. Let me know! Feel free to leave comments on other blog posts you find interesting or ask questions and get feedback from other jewelry designers!

  18. How do I get added to your blogroll? I added you to mine at http://www.handmade-sterling-jewelry.com/links/. Thanks!

    Alicia Staz

    • Debbie Bobby
    • October 18, 2012

    I just wanted to leave a comment about some outstanding service I received from Artbead’s chat agent “Barbara”. I tried to get this information directly to Devin via LinkedIn with no success.

    I wanted to ensure I would receive an order by a certain date even if the ship-to (my office) was different than the bill-to so after I submitted my order, I started a chat with Barbara to confirm that. She explained that as long as the billing information matched my credit card statement, there should be no problem. Convinced I did that, I thanked her and disconnected the chat. I’m so accustomed the bill-to information being on the left side of checkout pages that I had reversed the information out of habit.

    After our chat ended, Barbara went the extra mile and double-checked the information on the order. She gave me a ring and confirmed that the data was transposed. She corrected it and I got my order the day I needed it.

    I manage support teams for a living (my *real* job) and I’m hard to impress. I can tell you Barbara is the real deal.

    Just thought Artbeads would like to know that they’re being well represented.

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      Thank you for this great story, Debbie. We’re going to share it on our Facebook page so other customers can read about how amazing our customer service team is, and I will pass this on to Devin and Cynthia personally, as well as Customer Service. Thanks again for your kind words 🙂

    • Denise
    • February 19, 2013

    Just found your blog! New to lampwork bead making and loving it! Looking for people in the Tulsa OK area who love it too!

    • Glenda
    • September 6, 2013


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    I just want to say how much I love Linda’s spring bracelet design. It’s absolutely gorgeous! Does Linda have any plans to offer the instructions for this beauty?

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    I love Artbeads.com, and thanks a lot for all the beading ideas.
    Waistbeadology is a line of luxury waist beads made-to-order by hand to fit your size. We carry the largest selection of durable styles and any style can be further customized in additional colors or materials of your choice. We use quality products to bring you lasting and great-looking wearable art. Custom design requests are welcome! We hope that you enjoy our designs. Feel free to comment or ask any questions you may have about our work!We are a crafting team who loves to help women feel happy in their own skin. Wearing waistbeads can serve a variety of purposes, from keeping you aware of your weight changes, to giving you a boost of confidence in your femininity, to simply being a pretty accessory – a necklace or bracelet for your waist.Visit http://www.waistbeadology.com to see what we do

  21. Appreicate your thoughts, Im not always in agreement, but you do cause a peron to think keep blogging!

    • Joyce Carroll
    • September 5, 2017

    How do we get notified when the new colors/beads and pearls are in stock and ready to order. I love the Brown Velvet Pearl.

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      Hi Joyce! The new colors and beads will be available soon. Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know when they are available!

    • Beth
    • September 7, 2017

    WOW! The new Swarovski growing crystals are awesome!! Learned about druzy years ago after falling in love with jewelry made by an artist on Maui. In fact, druzys are the reason I wanted to learn to make jewelry. Can’t wait to get the Swarovskis. Already have designs in mind. Thanks Artbeads! (This is my fist blog ever so I hope I don’t make mistakes or offend anyone).

    • Barbara Dowd
    • February 7, 2018

    I think your site is difficult to get around. I was having trouble with Swarovski items, finding fancy beads and the settings. I called customer service and spoke with Terry who was VERY helpful land patient. I want to find oval beads in Swarovski and settings and cannot for the life of me find them! As far as what I have ordered and received over the years, I am more than pleased. Thanks.

    • Melinda L. Winnick
    • February 25, 2018

    Is there a way I can talk or chat with a live person?

    • Elba R Glass
    • August 28, 2018

    I Love to bead I like to see the end results. I am new to blogging excited to join.

    • Maria
    • March 31, 2019

    Hola soy Maria Rodríguez soo nueva en esto apenas ise mi prima compra pero quisiera saber si alguien puede guiarme muchas gracias 😊

    • leslie carol
    • May 17, 2019

    love your tutorials

    • Linda A Mackechnie
    • May 17, 2019

    I am looking at blogs to get ideas about how they are put together and what parts are common to bloggers. Do you have any really big tips to share with a possible new blog writer?

    • Cathy Hamilton
    • June 2, 2019

    I love the czech beads. They are so varied. I use many of them as accent pieces.

    • Priscilla Lanier Schmidt
    • June 28, 2019

    I’m new to beading and am falling in love with everything I see. Lots to learn. Your tutorials are very easy to follow. Oh, and your customer service department is outstanding.

    • June 28, 2019

    I have some very plain end caps. These patinas are just the thing to jazz them up a bit to match the piece I’m making.

    • Lois
    • July 19, 2019

    I enjoy watching you, I also learn something new. I am anxious to try something new with my projects. I am new to making jewelry. I would really love to win those Thank you for A Cafe

    • Nanci
    • July 21, 2019

    I’m a regular customer and just found your blog. Hope I get lots of inspiration here. I love beading. My studio looks like a mini bead shop. Thanks for being here for me.

    • Marty
    • July 22, 2019

    I love everything about your site. I always look to you first for supplies. Also enjoy your blog, very helpful !

    • Cheryl
    • July 22, 2019

    Just found the blog and have subscribed so I hope I will be notified about new blog posts. I am a long time customer and also subscribe to your Utube channel.

    • Sandra Herrera
    • July 23, 2019

    I just discovered this blog I like thank you, I love artbeads

    • Gail Burton
    • July 24, 2019

    Just discovered your blog, will visit often. Artbeads is my favourite place to shop for everything needed for beading projects!

    • Susan Picken
    • August 23, 2019

    Just watched the crochet rope. Inspired to try this! Putting it on my list of many!

    • Terry
    • September 22, 2019

    I love watching all your video post and all the great ideas you have. I love gemstones and bling. Thank you

    • Sheryl
    • September 25, 2019

    I love using gemstones in my jewelry designs! They’re so versatile… with such a variety of gemstones and colors they mix beautifully with everything, silver, gold, Swarovski etc.

    • Violet Long
    • October 4, 2019

    Can’t wait to make this Arabian Princess bracelet.

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