Currently Browsing: artbeads.com

Thanksgiving Favorites: Recipes We Love

It’s almost Thanksgiving and that means in between making festive jewelry for the holidays, we’re planning for this year’s big meal. Every family has their own favorite recipes and traditions for this holiday. Some are all about the turkey while others prefer ham. Maybe your family can’t live without sweet potato casserole or perhaps they […]

CONTINUE READING

Swarovski Crystals for your Nails

Pictured, Swarovski Crystalpixie in Exotic East

Yup, you read that right. Did you know that Swarovski released sparkling nail art kits? If you’re a nail tech or a nail artist and you love sparkle, then Swarovski Crystalpixie Nail Art is the thing for you! Swarovski released two different versions of Crystalpixie—Petite and Edge. Crystalpixie Petite is described as a “soft pixie dust” […]

CONTINUE READING

Just Announced: Swarovski Innovations for Spring/Summer 2018

Swarovski has announced their latest Innovations for Spring/Summer 2018. These Innovations are all about new perspectives, where diversity in looks and aesthetics are becoming the norm. With these Innovations, the natural and digital merge to form beautiful pieces that will help you tell a story through your jewelry. These phenomenal pieces eradicate boundaries and give […]

CONTINUE READING

Spring 2017 Pantone Fashion Color Report

It’s getting colder and Christmas is just around the corner (can you believe it?). Even though you may be bundled up in your coziest scarf next to the fire, that doesn’t mean we can’t dream of spring! After all, now is the perfect time to start planning and designing jewelry for the warmer months. Pantone, […]

CONTINUE READING

New Swarovski Innovations and a Fun Contest

Swarovski has announced their Innovations for Fall/Winter 2017/18 and we’re so excited to dive into the new colors, shapes, effects, and more! So excited, in fact, that we are running a cool contest where you can help us give the new pearl coating a nickname. Take a look at a little sneak peek of the […]

CONTINUE READING

Explore the Pantone Color Report for Fall 2016

Summer is slowly coming to a close, as much as all you summer lovers out there cling to your pool floaties and iced coffees! Once the weather turns, it’s time for a wardrobe update, complete with scarves, boots, and fabulous accessories. If you’re stumped as to what colors you should incorporate into your fall wardrobe, […]

CONTINUE READING

Obsessed: Pokemon GO!

Like everyone else on the planet, we love Pokemon GO!  A few of our team members here at Artbeads have caught the bug and have been trying to “catch em’ all”.  We thought it’d be fun to share a quick list of components to create Pokemon GO inspired friendship bracelets, key chains, and phone charms.  […]

CONTINUE READING

Bead Storage Solutions

Experienced beaders and novices alike are always trying to find great ways to store their jewelry-making supplies. Whether you work in your own studio or take some space on your kitchen table for designing, it’s easier to work when your supplies are organized, easy to access and visible! Elizabeth Ward came up with the Bead […]

CONTINUE READING

Making Mini Beaded Chairs

Beads are fun to play with, whether you are making jewelry, home decor or some other kind of craft. Artbeads recently discovered the art of making miniature chairs with beads thanks to Noreen M, an Artbeads.com customer. Noreen has made many beaded chairs over the years and now her goal is to revive miniature beaded […]

CONTINUE READING

Beads in Crafting – A Royal Beauty Contest for Embellished Trinkets!

We here at Artbeads had some fun over the holidays! We found some fun little animal statues and handed them out to employees with the challenge of decorating them with flatbacks, beads and other embellishments. The results are absolutely superb. First, take a look at Princess Kitty, decorated by Artbeads employee Sheryl: Princess Kitty also […]

CONTINUE READING