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Let’s Try Bali Silver

Have you ever used Bali silver beads and findings in your jewelry designs? Bali silver is handmade by artists in Bali, Indonesia using genuine 925 sterling silver. Many techniques and patterns are passed down from generation to generation, and new elements continue to be added as the modern Bali artists hone their skills. Learn about […]

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International Beading Week – Challenge Yourself to Bead Every Day

Have you heard of International Beading Week? This week is sponsored by The Beadworkers Guild and is a worldwide event that celebrates our passion for beads and encourages the wider public to participate in beading. This year, International Beading Week runs from July 27th to August 4th. You can learn more about this special week […]

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Artbeads Cafe Giveaway: Jewelry Links and How to Use Them

Jewelry links are used to add length in jewelry designs, create multiple strands, and more. In the latest episode of the Artbeads Cafe, Cynthia and Cheri are sharing different ways to use links in your projects. Make sure to watch the episode to discover 5 unique ways to showcase links in your style and then […]

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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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