DECEMBER BEAD CHALLENGE!

Hello Beady Friends! Leah here from Eureka Crystal Beads.com! With how well the Bead Challenges are going over, let’s march on into December with another! Ok, so here’s the run-down: Do you ever feel like you need a little push? Or perhaps some inspiration to think outside your box? (If so, I’m right there with ya!) So I…

The Merry Merry Earring!

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…

Leah’s Holiday Season Palettes!

Hello Beady Friends!! So I must tell you… the holidays we celebrate at this time of year are simply some of my favorite. I’m reminded of family, yummy food, lovely – sometimes dazzling – decorations, and traditions near and dear to my heart. In today’s blog, I’m going to provide some holiday-inspired color palettes that…

OCTOBER BEAD CHALLENGE!

EDIT: Thanks to all who submitted work for this beading challenge! Please head on over to our Facebook page to view the album of submissions! November bead challenge coming…!   -Leah Hello Beady Friends! Leah here from Eureka Crystal Beads.com! Today’s blog is all about challenging yourself! Do you ever feel like you need a little…

Project: Leah’s Lavishly Layered Bracelet!

Hello Beading Friends! Today I’m bringing to you a fun layered bracelet project that you’re sure to finish easily in an evening of beading fun. I’m calling it Leah’s Lavishly Layered Bracelet (say that 5 times fast!)…and it’s a wonderful exploration of TEXTURE!! Here’s what you’ll need: Materials: Approximately (100) 4mm Swarovski Crystal Bicones Approximately…

SEPTEMBER BIRTHSTONE: THE SPECTACULAR SAPPHIRE!

Greetings Beaders, Leah here from Eureka Crystal Beads! I’m excited to bring you the 5th 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…

A Desiger’s Guide to Swarowski Custom Finishes II

Part II: Opaque Metallic Coatings As mentioned in the previous post, there are two types of custom coatings: transparent and opaque metallic. Transparent finishes give clear crystal both sparkle effects as well as add color ranging from bright to subtle, while amping up glitter and often modifying color when applied to colored crystal. Opaque metallic…