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Paula Wood

December 20th, 2012

We are so proud to present this next piece of jewelry pin made by one of our valued customers, Paula Wood. Paula Wood is an artist based in Tulsa. She won the competition held by Philbrook Museum and created the 23rd annual Philbrook Festival of Trees pin. Using a mixture of different colored square glass beads, Paula created a beautiful and exquisite tree pin that won the hearts of the judges. Congratulations, Paula!

Season’s Greetings to all our customers!

December 9th, 2012

It’s been a hectic day in our store today, must be the holiday spirit! Everyone has been filling their baskets with Christmas beads. Here are some examples of what we have.

My personal favorite is the Santa lamp work bead, it makes me smile each time I look at it. Have you been making holiday jewelry? Email us some photos of your creations and we will offer you a coupon for your next purchase!

Sideways Cross- Here to stay or nay?

November 26th, 2012

Ever since the debut of the sideways cross, we have included a wide variety of sideways crosses in our store selection. Many of you had requested special colors and designs, some of which we obliged. Is this going to be one of those passing trends, or is it something that’s here to stay? What do you think? Yay or nay?

Fall/Winter 2012 Color Trends

November 9th, 2012

As 2013 approaches, we are happy to see that the fall/winter color trends include a palette of bright colors. Don’t be afraid to mix metals as well as we will be seeing more of that on the runways in the upcoming year. It’s going to be all about colors in our store as well so stop being a dull Jane and hop on in to see us!

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Gum ball beads

November 5th, 2012

For those of you who have been patiently waiting for the gum ball beads, It’s HERE! Here is a preview of the long awaited gum ball beads in 16mm and 20mm. There are 22 beads in the $3 16mm strand and 18 beads in the $4 20mm strands. They look good enough to eat! Hurry in before they are all gone!

Think outside the box

November 1st, 2012

We see many artisans coming in and out of the store daily. As they checkout their basket of glistening jewels, I like to guess what their finished product may look like. Sometimes, I have absolutely no idea and it makes me really curious to find out. Once, our beading instructor bought an odd collection of materials and random pieces. She later brought in a stunning piece of necklace that belongs in an art museum! Here’s one of her pendant. If you would like to learn how to make it, join us in our beading class!

sample project for beading class

What are you making now? Step outside the box and start creating! Bring in your creations, we would love to see them!

Sweet Sweet Love

October 27th, 2012

This is not only a store full of beads, but also a place full of Love.
A Saturday morning corner catch:

No matter you are visiting our store or shopping online, we CARE and we LOVE.
Here comes another design from our lovely Maggie. The concept means nature, care, and love. Materials are available in the store.

Guess who can design too?

October 26th, 2012

All of you who have been in the store know that the owner Maggie is like a landmark in the midst of all our beads. Walking into the store, you will hardly miss her standing in the front at the cash register, sweetly greeting you in her soft voice. Little do you know she is quite a designer herself! Here’s one necklace she made using quartz and angelic crystals.

unexpected designer in house

I love the shade of blue in this necklace, reminds me of the deep ocean in midnight. Pretty cool and mysterious… We do have the same quartz and crystals in a gazillion colors here for you to ‘experiment’ with. Stop by soon!

Texas style necklace

October 25th, 2012

Welcome to Bead on Beads’ blog!

We are introducing a new segment of our blog, the “Designer’s Showcase’ where we will be featuring the exquisite work of our most valued customers. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to be considered as a feature in this showcase.

Jennifer Tomkivits is the owner of Spur it Up. Being here in Texas, her designs most definitely bring out the ‘cowgirl’ in us. Using the beads she bought from us, she was able to create some “HEE HAW” designs. Here are some of her awesome necklaces:

Enough of all the ogling at her designs, check out her store here!