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New Creative Fall Ideas

Keep up with the latest fashions and have fun creating your own designs with new ideas from the Learning Center! These designs are all about creating your own pendants and charms using found materials and regular jewelry components. Some are created particularly for fall, while others follow current trends, such as Steampunk or Modern Victoria. […]

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Beaded Spider Headband

Christy created this creepy spider headband using a Swarovski 4127 39mm Jet Fancy Oval crystal for the body, along with Swarovski 5301 8mm Jet Faceted Bicone beads and 20 Gauge Black Artistic Wire for the legs. This is a quick and easy project that she put together in less than an hour. It is easily […]

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Festive Instruction Guides from Swarovski!

Get creative with the fun new instructions available from SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. These instructions are great for when you want a quick project that uses sparkling crystal beads. If you’re still enjoying the design possibilities of fall, explore the Fall and Halloween Instruction Guide. Along with earrings you can wear all season, it offers projects ranging […]

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Create Your Own Pendants!

As you search for new and exciting ways to create jewelry, be sure to explore our new Make Your Own Pendant section in the Learning Center. You’ll find beautiful ideas created to inspire and guide you as you design your own focal pieces. Making a pendant can be as easy as sliding a few beads […]

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Frightful Halloween Ideas

If you’re gearing up for a Halloween party and looking for some inspiring designs, be sure to explore the new free Halloween Swarovski instruction guides. You’ll find designs for spooky cards to send your friends, along with dangling bats, glowing lanterns and glittering pendants. The Swarovski crystals in these designs draw the eye and enhance […]

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Cute Dog Costumes

Be sure to check out these cute photos of dogs dressed up in Halloween costumes. Our designers at the Learning Center worked to create each costume for a dog fashion video. You can capitalize on what they learned and follow their instructions to create a costume for your own dog. Many of these costumes were […]

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Insane Chain Sale

Artbeads.com is having an Insane Chain Sale, and right now all chain by the foot is 15% off with coupon code ZZW15P-ICS. This sale is a great opportunity to try new styles of chain or to stock up on some of your favorites. You’ll find many different choices, including base metal, gold-filled and sterling silver […]

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Dog Costume Fashion Show

Our Learning Center team is always trying to create unique designs to inspire our customers. This time our designers had fun creating Halloween costumes for some of our employees’ dogs. You can imagine the rambunctious set with six puppies who were all so excited to see each other and be the center of attention. But […]

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Design by the Seasons

After September 23, autumn will be officially upon us. The days will begin to grow shorter and the leaves on the trees will start to turn. For some, autumn itself is an inspirational color palette. Others are already thinking ahead to the crisp shades of winter or the soft tones of spring. If you’d like […]

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Layering Pendants

Layering to create pendants can be fun for both beginners and advance jewelry designers, and the results look fabulous! To create a layered pendant, the first thing to do is brainstorm. What do you want the pendant to look like? Is it going to be bright and colorful or monochromatic? How much detail do you […]

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