Val Hirata Beaded Jewelry Designs

Swarovski Ambassador, beading teacher and all-around fabulous beading designer, Val Hirata recently sat down with some of our most unique beads and components and created for us these beautiful necklaces! This necklace of Flat Coins and Slapjacks is perfect for a casual daytime look. Using one of our large Czech Glass buttons, Val created this…

Behind the Scenes at Bead and Button 2013

The annual Bead and Button Bead Show in Milwaukee, WI is one of the largest bead shows in the world. It’s a chance for artists, designers, bead enthusiasts and vendors from all over the world to come together, learn and buy beautiful and unique beads. This year was no different. Here is a run down…

Holiday Designs with Swarovski Crystal Elements

It’s hard to believe, but the holiday season is just around the corner. Here at Eureka, with the help of the fabulous Val Hirata, we’ve put together some inspired designs for earrings, charms, pins, bracelets and necklaces that will put you in the holiday mood – Swarovski style! These designs are easy to make and…

Val Hirata: Spreading the Sparkle!

Val Hirata, our friend and Swarovski bead designer from Hawaii recently came for a visit. She is an owner of Creations By You bead shop in Honolulu and CBYSparkle.com. Having just signed a two year contract as Swarovski Ambassador, Val was in town with a group of ambassadors from the US and Canada for a…