Greetings Beaders, Leah here from Eureka Crystal Beads! I’m excited to bring you the 8th 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 … Continue reading DECEMBER BIRTHSTONE: TURQUOISE!


Hello Beady Friends! Leah here from Eureka Crystal! With how well my October Bead Challenge ("Purple with a Pop!") went over, I decide to throw you another bead challenge for November! 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? … Continue reading NOVEMBER BEAD CHALLENGE!

Using NEW 2mm Swarovski Pearls to learn Right Angle Weave!

Hi Beady Friends! Leah here from Eureka Crystal Beads! I have 2 questions for you: Have you had a chance to play with Swarovski's new 2mm pearls? Do you struggle with Right Angle Weave (RAW)? Well, you're in luck, because I'm here to show you how you can use these teeny tiny lovely pearls to … Continue reading Using NEW 2mm Swarovski Pearls to learn Right Angle Weave!

Project: Netted Beaded Bead!

Hello friends! Today I've got a fun little BEADED BEAD for you to make using a tubular Netting technique! These great little beads can be strung onto Soft Flex beading wire or wrapped onto head pins! You can have fun playing with many different color combinations. Let's get started! **NEWS: Check the Eureka Crystal Beads … Continue reading Project: Netted Beaded Bead!

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 … Continue reading Project: Leah’s Lavishly Layered Bracelet!

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, … Continue reading Deep Summer Color Palettes… Get Inspired!

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 … Continue reading FREE PATTERN: Pearl Passion bracelet!