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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 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 Favorites – Birds in Jewelry

Bird Jewelry Inspiration

TierraCast has released a lovely Botanical Birds collection just in time for spring and summer. Designed in collaboration with renowned jewelry artist Jill MacKay, the collection tells a whimsical story of two birds trying to build a nest for their family. This adorable and highly detailed collection features wonderful designs of cheerful birds and leafy […]

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TierraCast’s Vida Mas Dulce Collection

Vida Mas Dulce

TierraCast offers fabulous collections of pewter components that are sure to inspire your jewelry-making. A recent favorite is the Dulce Vida collection, filled with inspirations from flowers and love. This is a collection that provides an artisan style with rich texture. This month, TierraCast has released an extension of this collection – Vida Mas Dulce! […]

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TOHO Seed Beads and the Glowing Bride

Glowing TOHO Beads

Have you ever seen those glow in the dark stars and moons you could stick to ceilings? These were staples in many a child’s bedroom and it was always fun to turn off the lights and see what constellations would appear. Young or old, people seem to be fascinated with magical glowing products. If you […]

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Introducing the TierraCast Intermix Collection

TierraCast Intermix

TierraCast is starting the new year with a wonderful collection of components. The Intermix collection features a wide array of links that work well together, as well as with other TierraCast components. This collection features texture, pattern, and organic round shapes that are reminiscent of the surface of the moon. They definitely have an intergalactic style […]

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The Beauty of Spring

It seems like everyone is just about ready for spring to arrive! Whether you’re planning gardens, updating your fall wardrobe, getting ready for spring cleaning, starting new jewelry projects, or just wanting to shake the cold weather, spring is a season everyone looks forward to. This season, pastels and florals are making a modern comeback […]

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Using Large-Hole Beads in New Ways

We love the way large-hole beads add character to designs. These fun components are easy to add to lots of designs and come in a variety of styles. The example above, our Royal Vanguard necklace, shows Swarovski BeCharmed beads and large-hole TierraCast spacers strung onto SilverSilk. This is just one of the many ways you can […]

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Dried Out Gilders Paste? No Problem!

Gilders Paste is a great way to add new color to metal, wood, polymer clay, ceramic, wax and resin surfaces. It comes in lots colors and each container provides enough paste for many, many projects. We’ve used Gilders Paste in some of our Learning Center ideas and they all turned out fabulous! A little Gilders […]

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