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St. Patrick’s Day is Coming

Irish Fleury Cross Necklace Design Idea St. Patrick’s Day is coming (March 17), and this is an early reminder that soon many people will be wearing green! I remember how much fun it was in elementary school to see who remembered the day, and I loved the outrageous combinations my friends and classmates decided to […]

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Beading Across America Book Winner

Congratulations to Julia, she won a copy of Beading Across America autographed by author Amy Katz! We randomly selected her comment using the True Random Number Service – numbers 1 through 64 (we received 64 comments over the weekend!) and it generated number 37. Julia, we will contact you with more information. Don’t forget to […]

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Winter-Themed Gallery

These beautiful designs are created by our talented and inspirational Artbeads Design Partners. Using a winter theme as inspiration, the Design Partners beautifully brought forth the beauty and spirit of the winter season in their designs. I’ve posted a few of my favorites on the blog, but there are many more amazing pieces that I […]

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Red Carpet Jewelry

The Academy Awards are always a good place to get a sneak peak at this year’s upcoming beauty and fashion, and this year was no exception. Natalie Portman wore some show-stopping tassel earrings made from rubellite and rose-cut diamonds. They’re long enough to almost brush her shoulders and match the color and sparkle of her […]

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Honeysuckle – Pantone’s Color for 2011

Pantone’s 2011 color of the year is 18-2120 Honeysuckle. This delightful shade is vibrant without being overly bright or showy. Use it as an accent color to make your designs pop or if you’re feeling adventurous, try it as the primary color. We can see this color paired with whites, greens and purples for spring […]

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New TierraCast® Metamorphosis

TierraCast® is constantly creating fun new shapes and styles to add to their line of beads and findings. They’ve been expanding to include brass oxide and black finishes, which you can read about in a previous blog post. Now, they’ve also added a new collection called Metamorphosis! This collection takes time-tested shapes and gives them […]

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Looking Forward to Spring

It’s still winter, and here in Western Washington that means plenty of rain with talk of possible snow to come. While this winter has been beautiful, I’m looking forward to feeling the warm glow of spring and seeing the bright colors of fresh flowers. My neighbor’s crocuses have made an appearance, so I know spring […]

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My Last Day at Tucson – Part 1

I made it home. I have had some time to catch up on sleep and emails. I was only in Tucson for 4 days and I was exhausted. Finally, I am able to write about the last full day. It was so busy that I have to make two entries about it! The first place […]

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Bridal Necklace Trends for 2011

Rather than the traditional strand of pearls or demure diamond stud earrings, this year’s bridal jewelry will be more than just a sedate side note. In keeping with the rich projected color palettes, bridal jewelry will be majestic and charming with decidedly vintage undertones. Strapless dresses are back in a huge way (but did they […]

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January is for Weddings!

Image: Jonathan Fitch / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Well wedding planning that is. Although the fruits of our labor won’t likely be revealed until the warmer months, brides-to-be are in a flurry of wedding preparation this month. More commonly known as the holiday season, the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve also host the bulk of marriage […]

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