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Spring Roundelle Bracelet

I purchased the 7.5mm Multi Roundelle 50 piece pack several months ago, and struggled how to use it. I finally came up with this pattern, using Bronze Toho Bead 11/0 between the colors, and a Antique Silver Bar & Ring Clasp set. It makes me think of spring! – customer Michele D. Do you […]


Fashion Trends

We’ve just updated our Fashion Trends for 2009! Get a sneak preview of the upcoming Spring/Summer 2009 fashion trends in our Learning Center. We’ll show you which products you can use to incorporate bright, kaleidoscopic colors and punchy pastels into your designs.


Is it safe to dry clean my Swarovski crystals?

Q: Is it safe to dry clean my Swarovski crystals? A: For most clear and regular-colored crystals, it is fine to dry clean. However, avoid dry cleaning AB finishes or other special finishes. Have a question you’d like to ask Bailey? Email her at [email protected] or post your question to our blog.

CONTINUE READING Site Search Press Release has teamed up with search-engine technology and web analytics giant Omniture to bring jewelry designers a new tool that greatly simplifies the task of finding beads and jewelry supplies among their inventory of over 19,000 products. This new website search interface enables customers to easily refine their searches for beads and findings by Category, […]


New Lampwork Glass Beads!

We are introducing over 50 new styles of lampwork glass beads. Each is individually crafted by bead artisans in the USA so there may be slight variations in size, color, or shape. The bright colors and unique patterns in our Lampwork glass beads will add a touch to any design.


Securing beads without a crimp

Q: Dear Bailey, Isn’t there a way to secure beads on the wire without a crimp bead? Thanks, Jerry A: Hi Jerry, Thanks so much for your question. Crimp beads and tubes are really the best way to secure beads when working with jewelry wire. Crimping is so quick and easier than knotting and using […]

CONTINUE READING Screensaver and Wallpapers

Do you look forward each week to see the gorgeous bead and jewelry photos we feature on our website? If you do then you’ll love our new FREE screensavers and wallpapers. We have selected some of our favorite images to create beautiful desktop backgrounds. If you can’t pick just one try our screensaver with 8 images […]


Harvest Splendor Necklace

 “The inspiration for this necklace is the coming of fall. Choosing two leaves, the silver and copper, represents the change of colors. In the beginning of the season there are leaves on the trees still green, enjoying the last bit of summer, and leaves changing color, giving in to the shorter, cooler days. Autumn is […]


New Handmade Glass Toggle Clasps

Our new hand made glass toggle clasps are made from borosilicate glass which makes them incredibly strong and durable. Being handmade, these clasps come in a variety of color patterns and sizes making each one unique!


My Inspiration

As a beader I know it’s not always easy to come up with a new design idea for making jewelry. So to help you with your designs I’d like to share with you where I get my inspiration. I always carry a little note book in my bag. An idea can come suddenly and I […]