The Merry Merry Earring!

Seasons Greetings fellow Beaders! I know that December isn’t quite upon us yet but it’s just around the corner – can you believe it?! If you’re anything like me, you love the fact that your jewelry making skills can be easily put to good use during the entire holiday season – whether it’s making a…

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…

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…

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,…

Creating THE Perfect Wrapped Loop

Are you a beading/jewelry perfectionist like I am? Do you want to know how to make the perfect wrapped loop? Faithful readers – continue on! We’ll need some pliers (discussed below) along with some sterling silver wire in either 22 or 24 gauge, and a bead that will fit onto the wire. To start, let’s…

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…