Beads Giveaway – enter our giveaways and win free beads

Eureka Crystal Beads is happy to announce that our beads giveaways are becoming more and more popular. We are having fun drawing the winners and learning how much you like to receive our quality Czech Glass, Swarovski Crystal and TOHO Beads. IT IS EASY TO ENTER. All you have to do is like us on facebook, find a giveaway post and comment on it. Our recent beads giveaways are listed below. You still have time to enter “Czech Leaves and 8mm Firepolish Beads Giveaway”. It ends on September 14.

Go to our website to get the best deals on the best quality beads.

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Eureka Crystal Beads      Authorized Swarovski Crystal Reseller

 

Back to school Toho seed beads sale

Take advantage of our end of summer, back to school Toho sale. It is a limited time sale so shop now. Don’t miss this opportunity to stock up and save.

Save 20% off our already low TOHO prices.

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We have a large selection of Toho Round Seed Beads, Toho Demi Seed Beads, Toho Magatama Beads, Toho Cubes and Toho Bugles.

 

We offer real value! Low prices, free shipping, fast delivery, second to none customer service!

Bead your heart out, Eureka!

New Honeycomb Jewels are two hole beads with a character…

We have just received the newest two hole Czech beads. They are called Honeycomb Jewels. Honeycomb Jewels are 6 mm hexagons, the same size as Honeycombs but twice the thickness. They have an elevated top with multiple, pressed facets which give them a jewel-like look.

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Do you remember how everyone was buzzing about Honeycomb Beads when they first hit the market. There was a good reason for it. Honeycombs have proven to be one of the most popular Czech beads. The newest beads are similar in shape but different in appearance. Like Honeycombs, Jewels interlock and create a visual effect reminiscent of a honeycomb and they can be used in patterns that call for Honeycomb Beads as long as they are not stacked on top of each other. Jewels come in several popular colors and finishes.

Let us know what you think about Honeycomb Jewels. Are they going to be as popular as Honeycombs? Have you made jewelry with them yet?

Download our popular Honeycomb Beads free bracelet pattern and see if you can make it with Jewels.

Swarovski 8 mm Crystal Chatons

Swarovski Crystal Chatons are faceted stones with no holes that are backed with a mirror-like foil coating to create extra dimension and sparkle. Chatons come in a large variety of sizes. Smaller sizes are often used in costume jewelry, they are frequently glued into settings to create a sparkly effect.

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Eureka Crystal Beads, an Authorized Swarovski Reseller carries the largest selection of Crystal Chatons in 8mm.

Swarovski Crystal Chatons have a patented Xillion cut, similar to  a princess cut on a diamond.  Chatons are not flat in the back but instead they are pointed and quite deep with the dominant flat crystal face on the front surrounded with symmetrical cuts on the side and the back.

Our color selection in 8mm Swarovski Chatons includes the most unusual hues

8mm Chatons in powder colors are perfect for summer and floral designs

The mirror-like foil applied to the back of the chaton allows it to reflect more light. The most popular chaton size in beading is the 8 mm.

Swarovski opal Chatons, Limited Edition White Opal Sky Blue and Star Shine

Chatons are frequently embellished with seed beads, or after they are set by hand in 4-prong settings, used as raised Rose Montees.

These types of settings have two parallel holes at the base and can be easily incorporated into your beading project. We carry Swarovski Chatons and Czech Preciosa Chatons which are less expensive crystal Chatons and come in a variety of colors with AB finishes.

Both brands are of very good quality. Our latest arrival are the beautiful new opal colors in 8mm Swarovski Chatons. Check out all the fantastic options available on Eureka Crystal Beads website now!

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Swarovski Crystal Color Matching with Pantone Fashion Color Trends for Fall/Winter 2016

The Fall 2016 Pantone color palette is led by the blue family which evokes the desire for tranquility, strength and optimism. The palette is further anchored by earth tones and punctuated with exhilarating pops of color to create a balanced and playful collection.

“Blue skies represent constancy as they are always above us. Grays give a feeling of stability, Red tones invite confidence and warmth, while the hot Pinkish Purples and Spicy Mustard Yellows suggest a touch of the exotic.” says Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.

Following the lead of the world’s leading color experts, we’ve put together a guide for how to match the latest Swarovski crystal colors with Pantone’s Fall 2016 color forecast below:

Highlighting the importance of blue in the palette, the new blue shade of PANTONE Riverside undeniably takes precedence in the fall collections.

  • Cool and calming, strong and stable
  • Maintains a sense of constancy
  • Best Swarovski Crystal match: Denim Blue

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There’s an edge to PANTONE Sharkskin, and yet it manages to remain neutral.

  • Pair-able with almost any fall color, bright or muted
  • A color that the rest of the palette can literally and theoretically rest on
  • Best Swarovski Crystal match: Black Diamond

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In contrast to the stable backbone of the Fall 2016 palette, Aurora Red adds a welcome punch.

  • A bold Red that is warm, sensual and immediately pleasing to the eye
  • Best Swarovski Crystal matches: Light Siam & Swarovski Crystal Dark Red Coral

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Warm Taupe is a hearty, pleasing and approachable neutral that pairs well with each of the top 10 shades of the Fall 2016 season.

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Like Airy Blue, Pantone’s Dusty Cedar gives a nod to the Color of the Year 2016, Rose Quartz.

  • A fall and winter version of the Pinks we’re used to seeing in spring
  • Dustier rose-toned Pink shade with some complexity
  • Best Swarovski Crystal match: Blush Rose

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Pantone’s green tone for the fall of 2016 is Lush Meadow which brings to mind fresh botanicals and foliage.

  • Rich and elegant, vibrant and sophisticated
  • Best Swarovski Crystal match: Emerald

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Bouncing elegantly off other colors in the palette, Spicy Mustard is an exotic addition of zesty brightness.

  • Adds another splash of uplifting vibrancy
  • A spicier, zestier Yellow than previous seasons
  • Best Swarovski Crystal match: Sunflower

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PANTONE 18-1340 Potter’s Clay has an added degree of sophistication and layering.

  • Neutral earth tone; expected for fall and winter palette
  • Best Swarovski Crystal match: Topaz

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The unexpected bright tone of Bodacious speaks to the gender fluidity we continue to see and adds a brightness to winter styles.

  • Unexpected in fall
  • Versatile; can be used with Pinks and Reds
  • Best Swarovski Crystal match: Rose

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Use this guide to matching Swarovski crystal colors to the latest fashion color trends as forecasted by Pantone to keep your designs on trend. It’s also a useful guide to break out from the usual and explore unexpected color combinations that will be gaining popularity in the next few months.

Eureka Crystal Beads is:

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You are guaranteed to find in our store Genuine Swarovski Crystal in hundreds of shapes, sizes and colors, at best prices anywhere.

Shop Swarovski Crystal by color.

 

 

New Czech Glass Beads Arcos® Par Puca and Minos® par Puca are coming to Eureka Crystal Beads soon!

We have just posted about new two shapes of Czech glass beads. Many of you were wondering when they would be available. They will be available very soon, we have already received them and will be adding them to our online store in the next few days.

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We will be announcing the winner of our Swarovski Rivolis giveaway on Tuesday May 31. If you have not entered yet go to Eureka Crystal Beads facebook page and join other beaders.

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We will be shipping all pre-orders for TOHO Demi beads next week…

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…and finally we will be announcing a new fantastic giveaway on Friday June 3rd.

So please stay tuned!

Arcos Par Puca and Minos Par Puca are two new beads coming out of the Czech Republic….

So we haven’t shipped your pre-orders for Toho Demi Seed Beads yet and there are new beads coming out of the Czech Republic. One might say enough is enough. How many new shapes can we handle in a year. I say as many as are thrown our way. Beaders are very creative people and always look for something new and different.

These two new beads may not look exciting when you first see them, but when you see the designs, they were used in, you will quickly get to like them.

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Arcos Bead is a crescent with three holes going through the flat side of a bead, Minos Beads are barrel shaped with one hole going through the side of a barrel.

Minos and  Arcos beads will be available soon in a selection of about 20 colors. We will notify you when we get them in stock. For now go to Eureka Crystal Beads gallery of designs to get your creative juices flowing.

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Toho Demi – New Japanese Seed Beads

For beaders around the world, the newest Toho seed bead shape, the Demi Round, is a whole new way to elevate your beading game. Using the most cutting edge technology while combining Eastern precision with Western aesthetics, the Demi seed bead is an instant classic shape that will swiftly become foundation for all kinds of jewelry designs. The versatility of this shape is matched only by its unique profile that allows for a denser look in all kinds of stitches. The Demi Round is a thinner version of the traditional round seed bead, but has the same hole size and diameter. The Toho Demi is similar to the very popular Czech Glass O-Bead, it has a large hole and a disc-like shape. It looks like parts of a regular seed bead have been carefully shaved off leaving a pristine rounded surface.

Toho Demi Round seed beads were developed by Toho, a well known Japanese seed bead manufacturer, in collaboration with Starman. The new bead shape is being launched today with great fanfare in the beading world but will only be available for purchase on June 1st, 2016 at http://www.eurekacrystalbeads.com.

Toho Demi beads are available in two sizes: 8/0 and 11/0 and in a wide selection of colors.

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The Demi works flawlessly with all of the popular stitches. Its versatile shape allows artists to create high definition designs with enhanced patterns and layouts.

Pre-order Demi Seed Beads from EurekaCrystalBeads.com now and have them shipped on the official launch day – June 1, 2016 . Be the first one to have them!

CLICK ON THE BANNER BELOW TO SHOP

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Official launch day for Demi is June 1st. We are bound by agreements with our suppliers and cannot ship Demi before that date. You may pre-order them with us and we will ship them to you on June 1st. It is very easy. Our systems stores all the information as if you have placed a regular order. We allocate Demi for you and ship later. If you combine pre-ordered Demi and in-stock items in one order, in-stock items will be shipped to you immediately and the balance of your order, pre-ordered Demis will be shipped later!

PRE-ORDER DEMI™ NOW!

Also we have in stock TOHO sale going on now. Ends May 22, 2016.

Use code TODE20

for in-stock TOHO only

Below is a color chart for the available colors of Demi Seed Beads. For more information, free patterns and to order this fabulous new style, Demi seed beads, go to http://www.eurekacrystalbeads.com .

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For the newest Demi seed beads go to EurekaCrystalBeads.com . Be the first one to try these fabulous beads. Free Demi beads patterns are available from Eureka Crystal Beads.

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Swarovski Crystal Emerald is a Birthstone Color for May

Spring is a time of new growth and rebirth. And the intense brilliant green of the Emerald is as refreshing to the eyes as a garden after a warm, spring rain.

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Word Emerald comes from the ancient Greek and means green.

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The Ancient Egyptians were the first ones to mine Emerald. The first Emerald mines were established in the eastern desert region of Egypt some 2,000 years before Cleopatra’s birth.cleopatra

Cleopatra often wore lavish Emerald jewelry, and it is said that she bestowed visiting dignitaries with large Emeralds carved with her likeness when they departed her kingdom.

The ancient Romans associated Emerald with fertility and rebirth, and dedicated it to Venus, the goddess of love and beauty.

Today most of the the word’s Emeralds are mined in South America in Colombia and Brazil and also in Afghanistan and in Zambia.

Swarovski® Crystal Emerald is a perfect substitute for Emerald gemstone.

Swarovski® Crystal Emerald is made in a variety of shapes and sizes. You may use Emerald Bicone, Emerald Rivoli, Emerald Beads enhanced with an attractive AB or AB2X coating.

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To see what is available in Swarovski® Emerald go to Eureka Crystal Emerald page.

If you are looking for a lighter green stone you may consider Swarovski Crystal Dark Moss GreenSwarovski Crystal Erinite, Swarovski Crystal Peridot, or a Custom Coating called Green Sphinx. All of these colors are very attractive and will look great in your designs.

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Some people believe that wearing an Emerald brings wisdom, growth, and patience. And as any couple in a long-term relationship would agree, all of these qualities are essential for a successful and lasting love.

 

 

Crystal – Diamond a birthstone color for April.

The diamond or clear crystal is the birthstone for those born April .  April’s birthstone is remarkably simple in composition, yet stunning in its unique ability to reflect and refract light into vivid flashes of brilliant colors. The ancient Hindus called the Diamond “Vajra,” meaning lightening, both because of the sparks of light thrown off by this gem as well as its invincible strength. Clear crystal, or diamond is thought to guarantee the wearer better relationships and an increase in inner strength.

A gift of a Diamond is symbolic of everlasting love. There is no more convincing a promise of an enduring relationship than the brilliant gemstone that has endured in people’s hearts throughout the ages.

Swarovski crystals are specially created to look like real diamonds. They are very bright, maximize light refraction and are also available in coatings such as Aurora Borealis (AB) which gives the surface a rainbow oil slick appearance, coming close to resembling the brilliance and shine of natural diamonds for a fraction of the price. Please check our selection of finishes on Swarovski crystal and choose one which goes with your design’s main color. You can shop Swarovski crystal by coating at http://www.eurekacrystalbeads.com

See below crystal chaton, crystal luminous green chaton, crystal silver night chaton and crystal ab chaton.

We have many more Swarovski and after market finishes on our website.

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