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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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Lavender Love – Get Inspired by One of Our Favorite Colors

Provence Lavender

Lavender is a fragrant and beautiful plant displaying blooms in the most beautifully soft yet vibrant purple color. A rare color in nature, lavender purple is an inspiring hue we can’t get enough of. It is often associated with femininity, royalty, and serenity. Artbeads Chief Jewelry Designer Cynthia Kimura’s French heritage draws her to the […]

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Meet the Designer – Lenka Bindzar from Raven’s Journey

Lenka Bindzar and Cynthia Kimura

Raven’s Journey offers a lot of amazing Czech glass beads that are among some of the finest in the world. We love all of the different shapes and colors they offer. Lenka Bindzar, the founder of Raven’s Journey, works closely with artisans in the Czech Republic to continue the age-old tradition of producing these fabulous […]

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Get Inspired by Grace Lampwork Beads and Meet Grace Ma, the Artist Behind the Brand

Handmade Beads from Grace Lampwork

Grace Lampwork Beads offers amazing handmade glass lampwork beads that immediately catch the eye, whether they are used in jewelry or sitting on a bead mat, waiting to be used. Grace Ma, the founder of Grace Lampwork Beads and a self-taught lampworker, says, “With my beads, you can turn them into a piece of beautiful […]

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Meet the Designer – Becky Nunn of Nunn Design

Nunn Design Bezels with Organics in Resin

Nunn Design offers beautifully detailed jewelry-making components that instantly add an artisan feel to any design. They work wonderfully together and can be used in a wide variety of jewelry-making and craft techniques. Becky Nunn is the face behind the Nunn Design name. Becky has visited us many times on the Artbeads Cafe, where she’s […]

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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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New TierraCast Worlds Away Collection

New TierraCast Jewelry-Making Components

More and more people are traveling as it becomes more accessible to do so. As we saw from Swarovski’s latest Innovations, wanderlust isn’t just inspiring us to travel – it’s inspiring us to make some fabulous jewelry. With that in mind, TierraCast has released a new mini collection this month that encompasses small tokens from […]

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