OCTOBER BIRTHSTONE: THE AMAZING OPAL!

Greetings Beaders, Leah here from Eureka Crystal Beads! I’m excited to bring you the 6th 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…

OCTOBER BEAD CHALLENGE!

EDIT: Thanks to all who submitted work for this beading challenge! Please head on over to our Facebook page to view the album of submissions! November bead challenge coming…!   -Leah Hello Beady Friends! Leah here from Eureka Crystal Beads.com! Today’s blog is all about challenging yourself! Do you ever feel like you need a little…

Fast & Easy: 2-strand Memory Wire and IrisDuos!

Hello Beading Friends! Today I have another fun, easy, and fast project for you! Memory wire, but kicked up a notch! Today we’ll use 2-strands of Memory Wire together along with just 3 other items – which makes creating color schemes for this project a total breeze – I’ll even give you some suggestions! Let’s…

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…

Casual Fun: Flat Peyote with Toho Aiko beads!

Hello Beaders! Eureka Crystal Beads is now carrying… Toho Aiko beads! We’ve received our first shipment – just about 100 different colors!! – and I’m super excited to show them off to you. (If you want to know a little bit more about Aiko beads, check out the spotlight video I filmed earlier today about…

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…