AUGUST BIRTHSTONE: THE VIBRANT PERIDOT!

Greetings Beaders, Leah here from Eureka Crystal Beads! I’m excited to bring you the 4th 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…

Fast Summer Project: The Dutchess Bracelet!

Hi Everyone, Leah here with another project from Eureka Crystal Beads! Today I’m going to show you how to make my Dutchess Bracelet design! It’s a fast bracelet that will sparkle and shimmer on your wrist – perfect for an afternoon lunch date or a night out on the town. Let’s jump right in! Materials:…

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…

JULY ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Greetings Readers (and Beaders!), thanks for stopping by to read 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 July we’re featuring Bead Artist Szidonia Petki, who creates her stunning and detailed jewelry and  tutorial patterns…

The Craze of Multi-Hole Czech Beads!

Hello Beading Friends, welcome back to another blog from Eureka Crystal Beads! Are you new to beading? Have you been around the (beading) block a few times? No matter which category you fall into, there’s no doubt in my mind that you’ve noticed how Czech glass multi-hole beads – are – just – everywhere! These…

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…

Use Color Gradation to Make a Stunning Swarovski Crystal Pearl Necklace!

Happy Summer Beading Friends! Leah here with another project from Eureka Crystal Beads. Today I’m going to lay out 7 lovely colors of Swarovski Crystal Pearls to show you how to use color gradation to make a stunning, yet simple, summer pearl necklace. Materials List: (7) 6mm Swarovski Crystal Pearls – MAUVE (8 each) 6mm…

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…

Must Read: Color Coordination Tip!!

Hello Readers (and Beaders!), Leah here from Eureka Crystal Beads with a quick (and hopefully helpful!) blog for you about … Coordinating Colors!  Many of you have noticed, and seem to have appreciated, Eureka Crystal Beads’ new surge in custom mixes! I’ve had such a blast putting our Coordinated Bead Mixes together (and will continue to…

Spectacular Custom Coatings with Swarovski Elements!

Greetings Beaders! Leah here from Eureka Crystal Beads! I’m blogging today to let you know (if you didn’t already) about some of the amazing Custom Coatings that are available on the various Swarovski Elements that we carry! So let’s just get right into it! A coating (custom or otherwise) can be applied to part of…