Design Guide: Leather Wrap Bracelets with Czech Glass Beads!

Hi Everyone! Welcome back to another blog brought to you by Eureka Crystal Beads. By now I’m sure you’ve seen, absolutely everywhere, these super fun leather wrap bracelets… Have you tried making one yet? They are so easy to make and a great project for any skill level! Another great aspect of them is that…

Jewelry Design Ideas: Bead Caps!

Greetings Beaders! Leah with Eureka Crystal Beads here with another free jewelry project for you! TWO projects, at that! The first project, a lovely bracelet idea, uses metal bead caps in a more traditional method – capping a bead, in this case, at both ends. The second project utilizes bead caps in a fun and…

Great Product: Miyuki Slide Tube Bar!

Hi Beaders! Today for my Eureka Crystal Beads blog I wanted to spotlight a great product we’ve just started to carry: Miyuki Slide Tube Bars! These findings are fantastic for finishing off certain bead stitches where you’ve used Delicas. Specifically, these findings work best with stitches that have an edge of beads going in a…

Why I Love SUPERDUOS!!

Hello Bead Buddies! Leah from Eureka Crystal Beads here to talk BEAD OBSESSION with you! So, if you’re anything like me, you have a love for all beads – BUT – absolutely have some special places in your heart for certain particular beads (or colors, or finishes, etc). For me, this has always been Miyuki…

Free-Form Peyote – PART 1

Hellooooo Beaders! Leah here from Eureka Crystal Beads!! I’m super excited (can you tell?) to show you a technique I love: Free-Form Peyote!   The compilation image I’ve included here is comprised of some lovely examples I found when I did a Google Image search. Check out Google or Pinterest to find some amazing eye-candy…

Project: Fun EASY Rivoli Bracelet!

Hello Beaders! Leah here from Eureka Crystal Beads with a fun and EASY bracelet utilizing fantasticΒ Swarovski Crystal Rivoli stones and simple stringing and crimping! Here’s what you need: 10mm #1122 Gold Plated Sew On Round Rivoli Settings with 4-prongs (7-8 Qty) 10mm Swarovski Crystal Rivoli in Scarabaeus Green (7-8 Qty) 4mm Swarovski Crystal Bicones in…

Wire Guards: Read All About ’em!

Hi Everyone! Leah here with another helpful Tip Blog from Eureka Crystal Beads! If you’re like me, you’re always looking for ways to nicely finish off your pieces. Truly, it’s not enough to have a beautiful front to something, because the details of the back are also important! Often times we look at the front,…

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. TheyΒ 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.Β Holes are drilled side to side at the narrow end. Daggers can come in all different colors with all different…