BLOG MINI-SERIES: THE FABULOUS WORLD OF FINISHES!

Part 3: Czech Glass! Next time you peruse your beads, think about the specific beads in your collection that truly stand out to you…the ones that make you just a little extra happy when you look at them. What about those beads makes you love them just a little bit more? I’m willing to bet…

CzechMates Quadra Trellis Pattern and Technique Guide

Nicole Starman shares in her latest e-book some of the architectural possibilities of your designs by incorporating these essential stitching methods. At the end of this article there is also a new pattern using QuadraTiles. She also provides a helpful table which includes the dimensions and names for CzechMates. Here are some extra tips on…

New Year – New Daggers!

Dagger Beads are pressed glass beads in the shape of a spear. They come in 3 sizes: 6×3 mm, 10×3 mm and 16×5 mm. The largest 16×5 mm is made in one and a two hole version. Holes are drilled side to side at the narrow end. Daggers can come in all different colors with all different…

Dancing Duo Bracelets

Hi Everyone! We’ve been promising you this tutorial and here it is! These bracelets are easy to make and fun to wear. The bracelets featured here consist of Super Duos but you can use any Czech glass bead or bead of your choice. Keep in mind that some beads are more difficult to work with….

3-hole Czech Glass Ava beads and 3-hole Czech Glass Cali Beads

Short time ago we were adding 3-hole Arcos par Puca beads and 3-hole Beam beads to our stock wondering if any more of 3-hole bead shapes could be coming in the future. We didn’t have to wait long. Our newest additions are 3-hole Ava beads and 3-hole Cali beads which expanded our 3-hole glass bead…

Free SuperDuo Spiral Bracelet Tutorial

Many of you liked this simply elegant spiral bracelet made from SuperDuos , so as we promised we are releasing the free instructions for all of you to enjoy. What you need: 2 tubes of one SuperDuo color 2 tubes of second SuperDuo color 1 magnetic clasp Fireline #6 or #8 Beading Needles #12 In our…

Snake Skin SuperDuo Bracelet

  Fun to wear & comfortable. This marvelous CzechMate SuperDuo and Swarovski Bicone bracelet is simple but elegant. This bracelet has an appealing snake skin like pattern, is very comfortable and fun to wear! You will be able to make it quickly and inexpensively. Levelvel:  INTERMEDIATE What you need: 2 packs – 5328 2.5mm Bicone…

Trend Watch: Beaded Barefoot Sandals

The latest beading trend that’s come up on our radar here at Eureka is Beaded Barefoot Sandals for summer. Long popular for beach weddings, the Indian Style Barefoot Sandals have started to get really popular for this summer season and have even been popping up paired with shoes. Summer is the time to air out…

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Czech Mates Two Hole Beads

Our Czech Mates Two Hole Beads have been getting a lot of attention lately because of their unique properties, two holes and the variety of beautiful colors and finishes available. But we still get people asking questions about them so we’re going to answer some of them right here. “What’s the difference between Two Hole…