Winter has finally arrived in New England. Temperature has dipped overnight by 15 degrees and ground is covered with a layer of fresh snow. Those of you who live in the South may think that it is a real struggle to make it through the cold winter months here, but to tell you the truth … Continue reading Chrysanthemum Bracelet with 2-hole Crescents, 2-hole Lentils and 6 mm Czech Druk Beads brightens our cold winter days
Beading and the beading industry have been revolutionized by the introduction of two-hole and four-hole beads. Most of us use them all the time and we continuously find new applications for them. Beading has become fascinating, challenging and more fun than ever. Using the same selection of CzechMates, two beaders may arrive at designs so different that … Continue reading CzechMates are very popular but one-hole Czech Glass Beads are standing their ground
Hi everyone! I hope you are having a great week. I know for some of you out there you are getting your kids ready to go back to school or they are already back in school. Woohoo! This means more time to bead and shop for beads. And we can always use more time for … Continue reading Kheops Puca Free Beading Project – Cleopatra Bracelet – Puca Beads 25% sale
Last year in November we have posted instructions for a Snake Skin Bracelet. This easy to make, attractive and comfortable bracelet proved to be one of the most popular free projects we have ever posted. Snake Skin Bracelet is made of two colors of SuperDuos and 2.5 mm Swarovski Bicones. To see step by step … Continue reading Dragon’s Back Bracelet
This season there is a move toward the cooler and softer side of the color spectrum. An eclectic ethereal mix of understated brights, pale pastels and nature-like neutrals take center stage as designers draw from daydreams of simpler times. Remembrances of retro delights, folkloric and floral art and magical words of tropical landscapes restore a … Continue reading This summer there is a move to softer, pastel colors in jewelry and accessories.
Crystal Chatons are faceted crystal stones known for their beauty and gem-like properties. Chatons are machine cut and machine polished, a process which is similar to cutting and polishing gems and diamonds. Chatons have a dominant top facet letting you see deep into a stone. They don't have holes and therefore those in larger sizes are perfect for beaded bezels as … Continue reading Why it makes sense to keep a stash of Crystal Chatons in your house………….
Adele Kimpell's patterns are very popular among beaders of all skill levels. They are well written and nicely illustrated. Most of our patterns are simple to intermediate. They may be simple to put together but the pieces you are going to make will look very sophisticated and we guarantee you'll get a lot of compliments … Continue reading Eureka Crystal Beads presents Adele Kimpell’s patterns…