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Your Guide to Seed Bead Stitches

Guide to Seed Bead Stitches

Seed beads can open up a world of possibilities for your jewelry designs. These tiny little beads are a staple to keep on hand for any kind of project. They come in basic round shapes, more uniform cylinder styles, and even fun variations like cube shapes. You might start with using them in stringing projects, […]

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Swarovski Let it Bead – Dazzling Jewelry Inspiration in a Digital Beading Book

Swarovski is offering a free digital beading book featuring a variety of fun categories of inspiration. Some pieces are inspired by the sea and mother nature, while others embrace symbolic spiritualism. You’ll even find ideas for college life, a night out on the town, and birthstone jewelry. We wanted to share some of the beautiful […]

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Designer Downloads – Free 2019 Calendar

We are a week into the new year and already we are setting goals for ourselves, especially when it comes to beading. We all have new techniques we’d like to try and projects we should finish (maybe even projects we should have finished last year!). Having a calendar always helps with setting goals and keeping […]

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Winter Color Palettes to Inspire Your Creations

Color Inspiration

Winter is the perfect time to make jewelry. Handmade designs make great Christmas presents for your friends and family and it’s too cold to go outside, anyway. You might as well cozy up by a nice fire and start creating. Before you get started, we’re here to share color inspiration for your next winter projects. […]

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Join Us for an #ArtbeadsAdventCalendar December Instagram Challenge (+ a Giveaway!)

We love Advent Calendars at Artbeads. They make counting down to Christmas exciting and festive. This year, we’ve decided to create an Instagram challenge counting down to Christmas. Join us over on Instagram starting December 1st and share posts for each day’s theme (and make sure you’re following us so you can see what we share). […]

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What Keeps Your Creativity Flowing? Plus, a Giveaway!

Win a Bead Buddy Junior and $50 Artbeads Gift Card

We’ve all been there. You’ve whipped out piece after piece of fabulous jewelry and then all of a sudden…you’re stuck. The creative ideas won’t come and all you’ve done for the past hour is push beads around the bead mat, hoping for inspiration to strike! When making jewelry, how can you keep the creativity flowing […]

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Inspiring Color Palettes for Fall

Inspiring Fall Color Palette from Artbeads.com

Summer is winding down, which means the kids are going back to school, the weather is getting a little cooler, and we’re thinking of all things pumpkin! While it may not be quite cold enough to start wearing your fall boots, sweaters, and scarves just yet, it is a great time to start thinking about […]

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Swarovski Innovations Fall/Winter 2019/20 Sneak Peek

Swarovski Innovations - Be Yourself

Swarovski has just announced their Innovations for the Fall/Winter 2019/20 season and we’ve got a sneak peek of all of the beautiful crystal components coming soon. These Innovations are inspired by the expression, “Be Yourself.” These amazing crystal Innovations express the desire for uniqueness and the growing trend of individualism. There is no better way […]

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Introducing Aiko Precision Cylinder Seed Beads – TOHO’s “Perfect Bead”

TOHO Aiko Cylinder Seed Beads

If you are a lover of seed beads, you’ll definitely want to use TOHO Aiko seed beads in your jewelry designs. These cylinder seed beads are made with a special state-of-the-art machine to be highly consistent and precise. Why the name Aiko? They are named after the president of TOHO’s wife, to honor his determination […]

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Meet the Designer: Artbeads.com’s Cheri Carlson

Artbeads Jewelry Designer Cheri Carlson

Have you seen Cheri Carlson’s fabulous jewelry designs on our website? She has over 432 tutorials in our Design Studio, which means she’s made a lot of jewelry over the years! You might have also seen her on the Artbeads Cafe. She’s a frequent guest and is full of great jewelry-making information. We asked Cheri […]

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