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National Garden Month – Jewelry Inspired by Our Gardens + A Giveaway!

April is National Garden Month, so it’s the perfect time to start gardening and start making jewelry inspired by your garden. As they say, April brings showers and those showers result in glorious flowers filled with vibrant spring color. We here at Artbeads are often inspired by flowers and their colors when we make jewelry. […]

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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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2019 Spring Color Palettes + A Giveaway!

It’s officially spring and we are so ready for warmer weather and a wardrobe refresh! That includes making all new jewelry inspired by this season full of sunshine, flowers, and maybe some rain showers now and again. To get your creative juices flowing this season, we’re sharing some beautiful spring color palettes inspired by nature […]

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Swarovski Innovations Sneak Peek – Innovations Spring/Summer 2020

Swarovski’s Innovations for the Spring/Summer 2020 season have just been announced and they are an exciting mix of new shapes, colors, and effects that are sure to speak to your emotions. In fact, these Innovations are inspired by The Power of Emotions, reaching out to customers like you with a sparkling story. In these Innovations, […]

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A Valentine’s Day Instagram Challenge

It’s time for a fun Instagram challenge to get your creativity flowing! With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, we thought it would be a great time to get in the sweet spirit. Join us over on Instagram starting Monday, January 28th for a week-long challenge and share posts for each day’s theme (and make sure you’re […]

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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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