Beads on the move – Eureka Crystal Beads has a new home

After many months of search for a perfect place Eureka Crystal Beads has finally moved to a new home. Our new address is: 1005 Main Street suite 112, Pawtucket, RI 02865. We are located now in the Hope Artiste Village. Hope Artiste Village is one of the largest mill restoration projects in Rhode Island. It is a…

Mardi Gras Beads: Past, Present and Future

One thing that Mardi Gras is famous for is the volumes of sparkly beads that mark this annual celebration. But how did this tradition come about? Above: Mardi Gras beads on a fence in New Orleans The first Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans occurred in the 1830s but beads became associated with the festival…