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Introducing Aiko Precision Cylinder Seed Beads – TOHO’s “Perfect Bead”

TOHO Aiko Cylinder Seed Beads

If you are a lover of seed beads, you’ll definitely want to use TOHO Aiko seed beads in your jewelry designs. These cylinder seed beads are made with a special state-of-the-art machine to be highly consistent and precise. Why the name Aiko? They are named after the president of TOHO’s wife, to honor his determination […]

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TOHO Treasures – Versatile Cylinder Seed Beads

TOHO Treasures

TOHO makes amazing seed beads in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Their round seed beads are a staple to have on hand for any kind of project and we love getting creative with unique options like Bugles and Triangles. Our latest obsession is TOHO Treasure beads. These seed beads are cylinder in shape, much […]

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Designer Downloads – Free Printable Seed Bead Graph Paper

Free Printable Seed Bead Graph Paper

If you’ve mastered certain bead stitches, you might want to try coming up with patterns on your own. Creating your own patterns is a great way to let your imagination flow and it ensures your jewelry is truly one-of-a-kind. Before you can create your own patterns, you’ll need something to create them with. We’re offering […]

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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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Christmas Traditions and Season’s Greetings

We want to wish you a very happy holiday season! We hope that you all take time to spend with family, friends, and loved ones. Whether you gather around a Christmas tree and open up presents, come together for a delicious dinner, or simply stop by a friend’s house to say hello, we hope it’s memorable. […]

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Meet Colette – A Quilter Who Loves Using Beads

Here at Artbeads, we always love seeing how our customers use beads in new and unique ways. Colette recently contacted us to share some of her award-winning quilts. Her quilts are full of beautiful patterns, amazing details, and even beads! Take a look at one of her latest creations, the Fleur de Glace quilt. This quilt […]

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Making Mini Beaded Chairs

Beads are fun to play with, whether you are making jewelry, home decor or some other kind of craft. Artbeads recently discovered the art of making miniature chairs with beads thanks to Noreen M, an Artbeads.com customer. Noreen has made many beaded chairs over the years and now her goal is to revive miniature beaded […]

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Beads in Crafting – A Royal Beauty Contest for Embellished Trinkets!

We here at Artbeads had some fun over the holidays! We found some fun little animal statues and handed them out to employees with the challenge of decorating them with flatbacks, beads and other embellishments. The results are absolutely superb. First, take a look at Princess Kitty, decorated by Artbeads employee Sheryl: Princess Kitty also […]

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Making Jewelry and Crafts for the Holidays

December is well underway and holiday festivities have already begun! The weather has turned colder, Christmas decorations have sprung up and holiday cheer is in the air. There’s still time to make the season even merrier with jewelry and crafts you can make yourself! Let’s take a look at some of the holiday ideas you […]

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Having Fun with the Spiral Stitch

If you’re new to bead weaving, a great place to start is with the spiral stitch. This simple stitch comes together quickly and looks great. You don’t have to be a beginner to enjoy it, either! Anyone can have fun making spiral stitch jewelry. Just ask Artbeads Chief Jewelry Designer Cynthia Kimura. Cynthia is a […]

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