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 … Continue reading The Merry Merry Earring!
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 … Continue reading Jewelry Design Ideas: Bead Caps!
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 … Continue reading Oh-So-Wonderful Peyote Rivoli Bezel!!
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, … Continue reading Wire Guards: Read All About ’em!
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 … Continue reading Creating THE Perfect Wrapped Loop
Dagger Beads are pressed glass beads in the shape of a spear. They come in 3 sizes: 6x3 mm, 10x3 mm and 16x5 mm. The largest 16x5 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 … Continue reading New Year – New Daggers!