AUGUST ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Greetings Readers (and Beaders!), thanks for stopping by for 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 August we’re featuring Bead Artist Norma Jean Dell, who creates her sophisticated, yet playful, jewelry and tutorial patterns from…

Casual Fun: Flat Peyote with Toho Aiko beads!

Hello Beaders! Eureka Crystal Beads is now carrying… Toho Aiko beads! We’ve received our first shipment – just about 100 different colors!! – and I’m super excited to show them off to you. (If you want to know a little bit more about Aiko beads, check out the spotlight video I filmed earlier today about…

Leah’s Must-Have picks for Every Bead Stash!

Greetings Beaders! Leah here with another blog from Eureka Crystal Beads! About a week and a half ago I wrote a blog for you about some great “splurge” items for your bead box. These were items that, while not necessary, could be fun and helpful additions to your arsenal despite their added expense – hence…

Deep Summer Color Palettes… Get Inspired!

Hello Friends! Today’s blog, brought to you by Eureka Crystal Beads, is about inspiring your bead selection with DEEP SUMMER COLOR PALETTES! While often Summer can make us think of bright fun colors often seen on beach towels (think Turquoise, Coral, Lime Green, & Hot Pink!), these colors tend to remind me of early summer. But,…

FREE PATTERN: Pearl Passion bracelet!

**UPDATE** We filmed the video, folks!! 🙂 Check out the video tutorial over at the Eureka Crystal Beads YouTube channel! Greetings Beaders! Leah here from Eureka Crystal Beads with a **FREE** pattern for you today! It’s a great 1-2 hour project utilizing Right Angle Weave alongside 6mm Swarovski Pearls, size 11 seed beads, and everyone’s…

Products to Splurge on!

Hello Beaders! I hope everyone is staying cool during these Dog Days of Summer! Things are sticky-hot here in little Rhode Island and I know I’m not the only one whose thoughts are beginning to turn to those of a crisp Fall day! Today’s blog is going to focus on PRODUCTS TO SPLURGE ON! These…

Woven Crystal Chaton Tennis Bracelet!

Greetings Beaders! I’m here with another fun (and easy!) sparkly project brought to you by Eureka Crystal Beads! This woven bracelet works up so fast and leaves you with a stunning and substantial bracelet made with Preciosa Chatons (sold already in their metal 2-hole settings!) and teeny dazzling 3mm Swarovski Crystal Bicone Beads. Materials: (approx….

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:…