Eureka Crystal Beads Show and Expo Schedule

Bead shows are the best ways to come see our beads in person, get some great ideas and ask any questions you may have. Coming to a bead show is also the best way to be the first to see new items that aren’t online yet or some unusual and limited quantity beads that we…

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…

Get the Most Out of Your Jewelry Designs with Dagger Beads

Czech pressed glass dagger beads are a beautiful way to add flair and drama to your jewelry designs. Whether you choose small 10×3, large 16×5 or even two hole dagger beads, you won’t be disappointed with the effect. Above: Sheryl’s Earrings and Below: Val’s Necklace Above: whimsical use of daggers as hair in this beautiful…

Wholesale Farfalle Seed Beads

Farfalle seed beads, also called butterfly beads or bowtie beads, are little beads with a shape reminiscent of a dog bone (or a butterfly or bowtie). In essence,┬áthese seed beads have a bit of a dip in the center through which they are strung, and flare out on the edges. This allows the beads to…

What is Czech Firepolish?

Firepolish beads from the Czech Republic are some of the most beautiful and versatile beading elements available. Also known as Czech Crystal or Bohemian Crystal beads, Firepolish beads have been a cottage industry in the Bohemian region of the Czech Republic for centuries. Due to the unique mixture of elements in the local sand, this…

Sale! All Rhinestone Cup Chain is 20% Off for a Limited Time

Also on sale is our suede lace! Use them together to make these Easy Rhinestone Chain Bracelets! We have a huge selection of extremely popular rhinestone cup chain in many different colors, coatings and finishes! Beautiful bright opaque colors. Sparkly soft pastel crystal colors. Take advantage of this fantastic sale and stock up on all…

Winter Inspiration for DIY Beading

Winter is the best season for catching up on your DIY beaded jewelry projects. As you huddle up in your home to stay warm, get inspired by the beauty of the outdoors in winter for all your beading designs. This winter as been impressively cold in most parts of North America. Along with the cold,…