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Time to Shine – Swarovski Innovations Spring/Summer 2021

The Swarovski Innovations for Spring/Summer 2021 have just been released and these Innovations are all about the Time to Shine. In our fast-paced digital world, time itself is a luxury. We relish the moments that create the most meaningful memories, like the activities that bring us joy and happiness. For the DIY jewelry makers out […]


The History of Czech Glass Beads

Czech glass beads are beautiful options for your jewelry designs and are available in an endless variety of shapes, styles, and colors. The Czech Republic has long been one of the leading producers of beads in the world. We’re diving into the history of how Czech glass beads came to be as incredible as they […]


Free 2020 Calendar – Designer Downloads

How is your new year going? Are you accomplishing all of the goals you set for yourself? Are you making more jewelry? If you need help getting organized and inspired this year, we’re offering free printable calendars for 2020. We have both a year-at-a-glance calendar and a monthly calendar featuring a favorite jewelry-making technique for […]


Classic Blue – Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year

Pantone Color of the Year

Pantone has announced their Color of the Year for 2020 and it’s a sophisticated hue that’s sure to work perfectly in jewelry designs: Classic Blue. This is an enduring and timeless color that we as designers can rely on to enhance our jewelry designs as we step into a new decade. We have plenty of […]


Artbeads Cafe Giveaway – Trendy Chain Chokers

Artbeads Cafe Giveaway

Have you ever wanted to modify our Design Studio jewelry ideas to suit your style? Cynthia’s daughter Jessica does just that in our latest Artbeads Cafe episode. Jessica loves chokers, so she chose one of Cynthia’s designs to turn into a choker. Watch the episode and then keep reading to find out how you could […]


12 Days of Christmas Challenge

Christmas Challenge

On the first day of Christmas, Artbeads gave to me…a 12 Days of Christmas Challenge! It’s always exciting waiting for Christmas to arrive and taking part in holiday activities. One of our favorite Christmas traditions is making jewelry and crafts. To get you excited to make this holiday season, we’re counting down to Christmas with […]


Swarovski Ruby + A Giveaway

Swarovski is exploring the power of color and how they can affect our thoughts and emotions with their Psychology of Colors program. This month’s focus is on Ruby, an emotionally charged color representing strong feelings and a passionate nature. This rich reddish-pink crystal stimulates the senses and will bring fire and energy to your jewelry […]


Artbeads Holiday Gift Guide 2019

As Christmas gets closer and closer, we’re sure you’re wondering just what to get the friends and family on your list. We’ve picked some of our favorite finds from to inspire your Christmas list this holiday season. Our gift guide is here to help you shop for those who would love to receive handmade […]


Artbeads Cafe Giveaway – What to Do When You Run Out of Beads

We’ve all been there before – you’re working on your best jewelry design yet and you run out of beads! It may sound like a beader’s worst nightmare, but there are techniques you can use to finish your masterpiece in style, right then and there. In our latest Artbeads Cafe episode, Cynthia and Cheri are […]


Meet the Designer – Cecilia Leibovitz

Cecilia Leibovitz creates custom memory, keepsake, and memorial jewelry with special swatches of fabric from wedding dresses, baby clothes, and other fabrics with important meaning. Customers send in their fabrics and Cecilia turns them into one-of-a-kind jewelry designs to remind them of special occasions or special someones. Cecilia has also recently written a beading book […]