Project: Leah’s Lavishly Layered Bracelet!

Hello Beading Friends! Today I’m bringing to you a fun layered bracelet project that you’re sure to finish easily in an evening of beading fun. I’m calling it Leah’s Lavishly Layered Bracelet (say that 5 times fast!)…and it’s a wonderful exploration of TEXTURE!! Here’s what you’ll need: Materials: Approximately (100) 4mm Swarovski Crystal Bicones Approximately…

SEPTEMBER BIRTHSTONE: THE SPECTACULAR SAPPHIRE!

Greetings Beaders, Leah here from Eureka Crystal Beads! I’m excited to bring you the 5th installment of 12: Birthstones! At the beginning of each month I’ll bring you a blog that is chock-full of everything you might want to know about that month’s stone. Were you born this month? If so, you might take particular interest…

NEW FROM SWAROVSKI!! (Eeeee!!)

Hello, my friends!! “Excited” is not even the word for how I feel about Swarovski’s newest innovations for “Fall/Winter 2019/2020” – if you could have seen my reaction… I believe I may have said “Holy moly! I can’t even deal with how pretty these are!” (And there may or may not have been a small…

AUGUST ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Greetings Readers (and Beaders!), thanks for stopping by for another blog from Eureka Crystal Beads. Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to the next jewelry artist we’re featuring for my monthly Artist Spotlight series! For the month of August we’re featuring Bead Artist Norma Jean Dell, who creates her sophisticated, yet playful, jewelry and tutorial patterns from…

Leah’s Must-Have picks for Every Bead Stash!

Greetings Beaders! Leah here with another blog from Eureka Crystal Beads! About a week and a half ago I wrote a blog for you about some great “splurge” items for your bead box. These were items that, while not necessary, could be fun and helpful additions to your arsenal despite their added expense – hence…

Deep Summer Color Palettes… Get Inspired!

Hello Friends! Today’s blog, brought to you by Eureka Crystal Beads, is about inspiring your bead selection with DEEP SUMMER COLOR PALETTES! While often Summer can make us think of bright fun colors often seen on beach towels (think Turquoise, Coral, Lime Green, & Hot Pink!), these colors tend to remind me of early summer. But,…

Products to Splurge on!

Hello Beaders! I hope everyone is staying cool during these Dog Days of Summer! Things are sticky-hot here in little Rhode Island and I know I’m not the only one whose thoughts are beginning to turn to those of a crisp Fall day! Today’s blog is going to focus on PRODUCTS TO SPLURGE ON! These…

JULY ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Greetings Readers (and Beaders!), thanks for stopping by to read another blog from Eureka Crystal Beads. Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to the next jewelry artist we’re featuring for my monthly Artist Spotlight series! For the month of July we’re featuring Bead Artist Szidonia Petki, who creates her stunning and detailed jewelry and  tutorial patterns…

Oh-So-Wonderful Peyote Rivoli Bezel!!

Hello Bead-Weavers! Leah here from Eureka Crystal Beads with a very informative blog for you today! Did you see my newest tutorial video (link below!) that was just posted today? (In it I show you a step-by-step method for creating a Peyote stitch beaded bezel for a 12mm Swarovski Crystal rivoli stone using Miyuki Delica…