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Swarovski Psychology of Color – Light Topaz

Psychology of Color

Swarovski has always been fascinated by the psychology of color, as colors evoke emotion, influence our thoughts, and even moderate our stress levels. Swarovski is taking us on a journey of color with their Psychology of Color program. For 11 months, we will be exploring a Swarovski color each month, diving into the effects colors […]

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Design Process – From Beads to Jewelry

March is National Craft Month, which is all about bringing creative ideas to life. Since this is the perfect time to get creative, we thought we’d talk with our designers about how they bring their ideas to life. Artbeads Designers Cynthia and Cheri answered some questions about how they design jewelry. Read on to get […]

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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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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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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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Nail Art with Swarovski Crystalpixie – Video Tutorials for Your Next Manicure

Nail Art with Swarovski Crystalpixie

There are two things that can put a special outfit over the top: the perfect jewelry and the perfect manicure! Swarovski offers items that can help you make both. You know and love all of Swarovski’s crystal beads and jewelry-making components, but did you know about Swarovski’s Crystalpixie nail art? Swarovski Crystalpixie nail art sets come […]

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Birthstones in Beading – Adding Meaningful Accents to Jewelry

Classic Cut Pendant Birthstone Colors

Do you know the birthstone associated with your birthday month? These birthstones are full of symbolism and meaning. The gorgeous colors are traditionally based on precious gemstones, but we offer all kinds of beads and charms to add your birthstone to jewelry designs in unique ways. Bringing birthstone colors to your designs allows you to […]

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Choosing Beading Needles for Projects

Choosing Beading needles

Beading needles are essential for seed bead projects, as they make it easy to add those tiny beads to your thread. If you’re new to bead weaving or embroidery, you might be wondering which needles are right for you. When choosing needles, you must consider the right size and type of needle you’ll need for […]

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Inspiring Color Palettes for Spring

New Caledonia Flowers Color Palette

Who’s excited for spring? It’s such a special time of year where the flowers begin to pop back out, green grass makes a comeback, and the weather gets a little nicer. It’s also a great time to rethink your wardrobe and start planning some colorful jewelry. We have some fresh spring color palettes to get […]

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