New Semi Precious Beads

Semi precious strands (you could use Jade or Moss Agate) and our patina components.

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Carnelian semi precious beads and a red cotton tassel.


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Amazonite semi precious bracelet and metal patina components.

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Mahogany Jasper Semi Precious Bracelet with Light Brown Cotton Tassel.

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Semi-Precious Amethyst

Our new dog teeth amethyst natural beads are eye catching. They are also available in a dark amethyst as well.  A lavender tassel was added as a finishing touch.

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Soothing and styled bracelet featuring our new green aventurine semi precious beads with patina components.


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Filigree and Shimmer Flatbacks by Swarovski!


There are some truly lovely ideas here to add flat backs to filigree.


The addition of tassels makes these pieces even better!


We have attached a PDF featuring the instructions written to create these pretty designs.

Shimmer Mini Projects Instructions

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Pantone Color of The Year – Fathomless Palette


The Pantone Color of the Year is Greenery.
“A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings.  Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.” Via Pantone


“Nature’s neutral, PANTONE Greenery is a versatile “trans-seasonal” shade that lends itself to many color combinations.” Here it is with one palette, Fathomless.

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1.  Bracelet by Jennifer Hunt featuring Ripple(TM) sage beads,  pastella green beads and silver leather cord.   Buttons as clasps from TierraCast.

2.  Marine color tassel from the John Bead Outlet.

3.  Miyuki 11.0 Beads.  Light Crystal Green, Frost Green Rainbow, Turquoise Green, Dark Mint Green.

4.  Chinese Knot bracelet with matching bracelet by Josephine Yeh featuring olive Lovely Knot cord.

5.  Semi Precious and glass bead bracelet and matching earrings by Jennifer Hunt.
New semi precious beads, Forget Me Not flower bead and Diamonduos.

6.  Miyuki 11.0 Delica beads.
Light Green Mint, Blue Peacock and Aqua Green

7.  Macrame Bracelet featuring green leather cording. (need designer name)  Bronze end cap with leaves make adding crystals a breeze.

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Swarovski Innovations and Inspiration – Spring/Summer 2018 Themes


Swarovski Innovations and Inspiration 

Spring/Summer 2018 Themes

Gang Star.  A street-style revolution is erupting. Gritty, sports-influenced uniforms inspired by 90s hip-hop and “gangsta” rap are a new uniform for expressive belonging.

No Normal.  A new value revolution has commenced as an era of individuality and acceptance is ushered in. This season we shift our focus to the pure expression of clothes instead of fashion. Question everything.

Hacked Nature.  Technology is as pervasive as the air we breathe. Blending and merging, nature and technology unite to form bold new impressions out of seemingly polar opposites.

Spellbound.  Rediscover the interplay of light and dark. With trust in a declining future, we look to the past to show the way forward. Embracing the ethereal and surreal, we explore innovation in forgotten ideas.


“This need to connect, to create, to make ourselves heard, to give ourselves a voice, to right the wrongs and repair the injustices is front and center. Increasingly we seek freedom – of expression and physical boundaries. Fearful of the future, but dedicated to making the world a better place, the desire to bring some light and color into our world and offer hope for a brighter, more diverse and accepting future is of more importance than ever before.”

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“We dedicate our Spring/Summer 2018 seasons to this emerging sentiment -eradicating the boundaries between luxury and street, the natural and the digital, male and female, as well as exploring the transcendence between opposing belief systems.

Welcome to an age of “New Perspectives”.

Swarovski Professional Trend Intelligence, Global

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Miyuki Delica Chess Pieces PDF


These are extraordinary!  You can make a set too with the free PDF Miyuki has provided!


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Cali Bead Twisted Rope Free Project PDF


Cali is being launched exclusively by John Bead – one of the biggest manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of Czech glass beads in the world. In their 63rd year, they begin 2017 with this exciting bead project.

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You’ll be pleased to learn we have this gorgeous necklace available as a step by step.

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Miyuki Square/Cube Beads On Sale Right Now


Our Miyuki Square beads are on sale for two weeks so I had the opportunity to review projects featuring the square bead on Pinterest and ran across this gorgeous bracelet.  I discovered that the designer Anita Matheson has a pattern you can purchase on Etsy!



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New Buddha Pendants!


We have three new pressed glass pendants.


They feature polished and frosted glass detailing you are going to love.


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Current Overstock Sale On Selected Displays


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Preciosa Hill Bead


Earrings made from PRECIOSA Hill™  and PRECIOSA Rocailles

Try the new fire polished PRECIOSA Hill beads and make use of the options provided by this new geometric shape with facets which enhance the effect of the surface finishes in combination with rocailles to create an elegant pair of earrings for everyday wear and special occasions.

Preciosa Ornela presents a tutorial for the creation of earnings using the new fire polished PRECIOSA Hill™ bead. This half-ball with a round base is decorated with a cut in its bulbous section. The shallow rounding in the lower section makes it very simple to sew around it, to connect it with other Hill beads or to combine it with selected other types of beads from the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads™ brand.

Design: Jana Noninka Shweiki

The Free PDF for this Hill Bead Project is linked here.


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