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Meet Leah, the New Design Project Coordinator for Eureka Crystal Beads!


By now many of you may have become aware of a new presence at Eureka Crystal Beads over the last month and a half. At the end of January Leah Wyckoff came aboard as our new Design Project Coordinator, and we thought you might want to learn a little bit more about her and what she’ll be doing!

Leah’s background with beads and jewelry started all the way back in the mid 90’s. She honed her skills for jewelry-making and jewelry instruction when she began working at one of her local bead stores back in 1998 and where she stayed for the next 12 years. During that time was when she also accrued an Associates Degree in Fine Arts from Bristol Community College and then a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Design from The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. What was her concentration? Why, Jewelry and Metalsmithing of course! In addition to putting in her time working bead-retail, she also worked for 5 years as Primary Bench Jeweler for a local goldsmith in Rhode Island. In additional to these and various other occupations, both jewelry-related and not, she has always focused on her own beading and jewelry production that she does out of the comfort of her home-studio. Leah’s work has also been featured in several beading magazine publications as well as a compilation book.

As Design Project Coordinator you can expect for Leah to continue to bring you many more YouTube tutorial videos, exciting Facebook Live posts, informative Blog posts, dazzling new kits designs, and more!

Leah’s favorite techniques are wire-wrapping fine gauged wire with gemstones and freshwater pearls and utilizing off-loom bead weaving techniques (like Peyote stitch) around un-drilled Swarovski crystals.

Some of Leah’s favorite Eureka Crystal Beads website products are the brand new 2mm and 3mm faceted gemstones beads that she loves utilizing in her own sterling silver and 14k gold-filled jewelry production at home, and our assortments of unique custom coated Swarovski Crystal rivolis! **Want to know her current favorite rivoli color? Click HERE to find out!!**


“I’m so thrilled to be here. It’s a total dream to be able to creatively work with beads and crystals all day long!”  -Leah


Our New Website Grand Opening!


Hello Beaderkin! Have you taken a look at our website lately? If so, you may have noticed some HUGE changes and updates! After many months of planning, down to the smallest detail and down to the wire, our brand new website was launched mid-last week and WENT LIVE Wednesday night! If you woke up on Thursday morning and checked out (because why wouldn’t you want to look at beads while drinking your cup of coffee?) you’ll have noticed a gorgeous new website design complete with brand new logo!


We had YOU in mind during the creative process from start to finish. We wanted a bold and modern new shopping interface that would make it easier for you, our valued customers, to find exactly what you need and introduce you to all the exciting new products Eureka brings you!



Check out some of the great new sections on our main page like “Beads and Stones Just for You” and “Trending Now” which link you to some of the hottest products and deals on the website!



Take a moment and show off your beadwork for a chance to win a visa gift card).



Stop by our “Eureka Bead Academy Blog” and immerse yourself in helpful knowledge about beads, tips & tricks, what’s new with Eureka, and what’s hot in the bead and jewelry industry!


Here at Eureka Crystal Beads we want YOU excited about what WE’RE excited about! And we are definitely excited about our new website and all of the other great new products and news to come in the near future! Please, head on over to for a fantastic new shopping experience! We’re hoping you love it as much as we do.

From all of us here at Eureka Crystal Beads, WELCOME to a new bead experience.

Swarovski Crystal and Pantone Top Color Trends: Fall 2017

If you’re looking for unique jewelry that will make your fall fashion stand out, You’ve come to the right place. Every season Pantone creates invigorating and refreshing color palettes for men and women alike. The Autumn months are quickly approaching; the weather is changing and new Fall trends and favorites begin to appear. We have started to create jewelry projects reflecting this palette, that I’m sure will inspire and rejuvenate.

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Basics are back! However, don’t be afraid to experiment with a statement piece paired with a bold color. Warm and inviting colors such as Tawny Port, Butter Rum and Autumn Maple, exude a sense of comfort and peace. Stand out colors like Grenadine and Marina, add a little bit of drama and excitement. Following the lead of the world’s leading color experts, Here’s  a guide on how to match the latest Swarovski crystal colors with Pantone’s Fall 2017 color forecast.

Pantone Color: Grenadine

Swarovski match: Hyacinth

Described as an “attention getter”; this dynamic shade of red screams strength and self confidence.

Pantone Color: Tawny Port

Swarovski match: Siam

Tawny Port is a sophisticated darker shade of red that radiates elegance and charm.

Pantone Color: Ballet Slipper

Swarovski match: Vintage Rose

Soft and delicate, this classic color remains a favorite for fashion and jewelry designers alike.

Pantone Color: Butterum

Swarovski match: Light Smoked Topaz

Similar to shades of pink, nude and brown colors will always remain a fashion favorite.

Pantone Color: Navy Peony

Swarovski match: Dark Indigo

Unapologetically vibrant, Navy Peony is both classic and playful.

Pantone Color: Neutral Gray

Swarovski match: Greige

Always flattering and easily worn, Neutral Gray will always be a fall friendly trend.

Pantone Color: Shaded Spruce

Swarovski match: Emerald

Forge forward into fall with Shaded Spruce. Rich and lush, this velvety green is sure to brighten anyone’s day.

Pantone Color: Golden Lime

Swarovski match: Olivine

Calming yet cheerful, this soothing shade combines an earthy green with a hint of yellow.

Pantone Color: Marina

Swarovski match: Capri Blue

A highly anticipated shade this fall, Marina is whimsical and bright. Certain to illuminate and intensify.

Pantone Color: Autumn Maple

Swarovski match: Topaz

Autumn Maple is the quintessential fall color. Both expressive and opulent.


Indulge in the Fashion of Fall. Utilize this guide and match your Swarovski crystal colors to the latest fashion color trends forecasted by Pantone. Stay tuned! Shop to easily find matching Swarovski Crystals.



Meet Michelle – new jewelry designer at Eureka Crystal Beads

Hello Beaders!


I’d like to introduce myself, my name is Michelle Whitman and I am the new Head Designer at Eureka Crystal Beads. I’ve been working in the Jewelry Industry for over 30 years making product for Nationally known large boutique store chains. I guess you could say that I have a real passion for the craft of jewelry making. But my love affair for Toho, Czech glass and Swarovski Crystal started when I was pregnant and my doctor took me out of work because I was having difficulties. Naturally I gravitated to the local bead store to keep myself occupied. There I started attending the classes and developed skills and techniques that I’ll be sharing with you in future blogs and posts. Today I see so many new options for beading creations like Ava Beads, 3-hole Cali Beads and Tinos par Puca Czech Glass Beads. So stay tuned and be sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram or subscribe to our YouTube channel and we’ll have a great time creating treasure for ourselves and our loved ones.

You will  “bead your heart out”!

$250 beading shopping spree – win and shop any beads you desire

Enter between now and April 9th and win Eureka Crystal Beads’ $250 Beading Spree.


Enter now! 


To celebrate another milestone in our internet growth we are giving away a $250 shopping spree to use on our website. Imagine what you could buy with that money: a large assortment of Swarovski Crystal including custom coatings, Czech glass beads in shapes, sizes and colors you will not find anywhere else, Toho seed beads, stringing materials and findings, including popular magnetic clasps and more!


To enter, just register on our site! You must create an account to be eligible for the drawing. If you are receiving our e-newsletters it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have an account with us (you could just be on a mailing list) so please be sure that you are registered so you don’t miss this amazing opportunity! If you are an existing customer with an account you will be automatically entered.


You can double your odds of winning by liking us on Facebook. Each registered account will get a second entry for a Facebook like and a third entry for sharing this giveaway with your friends from our website.


The winner will be drawn during the BeadFest Spring Show on Sunday April 10th.

showsAn e-mail will be sent to all participants on Monday April 11th, announcing the lucky winner.

For more information see drawing rules below:

The drawing winner will be issued a $250 store credit to shop on our website. To redeem this credit, the winner must place just one order and use the credit in its entirety. Any outstanding balance will be forfeited.

Winning a prize constitutes permission for Eureka Crystal Beads to use prize winners’ name and state/country for informational purposes for this Beading Spree only.

This giveaway will expire on May 11th (valid for 30 days from the date the winner is announced)

Coupons and other promotional codes cannot be used with this promotion.

Purchase is not required to participate, limit one per person.

No products excluded from purchase with this promotion.

It is an internet promotion and you don’t have to be at the show to win.

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Czech Firepolish Beads are here to stay, buy them on sale now!

It seems that in the past year or so the entire focus of the beading industry has been on 2-hole beads and 4-hole beads. There is no question that this, relatively new, development of adding additional holes to the glass beads has revolutionized beading and hooked us even more on a hobby which we already liked, but it doesn’t mean that traditional one-hole beads are going away any time soon. As a matter of fact Eureka Crystal Beads now stocks and sells more Firepolish beads than ever before.


We now have over 500 uniquely beautiful colors and finishes in sizes ranging from 2 mm Firepolish beads to 8 mm Firepolish beads. We have so much of them that we decided to reward our fellow beaders with the year’s end firepolish beads sale.


This sale has just started, is limited to only 2 days and, depending on which Firepolish beads you are buying, you can save 25% and in some cases way over 30%. So go to Eureka Crystal Beads website now and stock up on your favorite colors.

Please sign up for Eureka’s newsletter at the footer of our website and you don’t miss future sales, new free patterns, free gifts and beading news.

Introducing Meg……

Hi everyone!   I wanted to introduce myself to you.  My name is Meg and I am going to be your friendly and sometimes funny blogger on the Eureka Crystal Beads Blog. Eureka Crystal Beads, graciously handed over the torch to the blog to me. Me!!! I still can’t wrap my head around it. I mean come on, it’s not every day that a company that you love wants you to help write their blog.  Obviously,they think I know what I am talking about.  And, I stress “think I know”.  I just really hope I can live up to it.

And by the way, check their website and you’ll know right away what I mean. It is all about quality, friendly service and love of beads and beading!

Now, I don’t want to bore you with a long list of everything that I have done that makes me an appropriate choice to give you bead advice and information.  I mean who wants to listen to that.  I certainly don’t.  Boooooring!!! So, I am going to give you a very small look into my world.  Here it goes…

I jumped with both feet into the beading world over 10 years ago.  It definitely wasn’t one foot in to test the water.  I don’t know about you but, when I like something I tend to learn everything I can about it.  And, beading wasn’t any different. I started to bead to keep myself busy.  I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2002.  Beading helped change my life.  Gave me a purpose.  I started doing my own designs and started teaching after meeting a friend who owned her own store. This same friend introduced me to others in the industry and that is how I met Bonita and Walter and the rest of Eureka’s team. And,as you know,  I am now writing a blog.


In ending my first post, I just wanted to  give you some insight on where the blog is going to go.  We are going to be doing free projects (see the most recent Dragon’s Back Bracelet), tips and techniques on beading, fashion and color advice that relates to beading, and anything else that you as readers would like to know. Please let us know if you have any ideas on posts for the blog.  Go to our Facebook page(Eureka Crystal Beads) and leave a post.  I really would love all the help that I can get! Until next time….have a bead filled day!

New website, new beads and stones and much, much more….

We have been working very hard at Eureka Crystal Beads and we are very thankful that many of you have noticed big changes on our website. Our new, improved website has been launched two weeks ago. It features modern drop down navigation, state of the art search engine , ultimate in shopping security and fashion forward layout. We have a new logo and a slogan “bead your heart out” which is a reflection of our passion for beading. So if you are an existing customer please come, reset your password; if you are a new customer please create an account and start enjoying the most unique and beautiful jewelry components.


We have also added new shapes and finishes in both Swarovski Crystal and Czech Glass. See our brand new line of after market finishes on 14 mm Swarovski Rivolis.

See two examples below…you have to love them!


14 mm Swarovski Rivoli in Aquamarine Electra 1


14 mm Swarovski Rivoli in Rose Peach Volcano

While shopping for Rivolis don’t forget to check our extensive line of Rivoli findings, among them just restocked, designed and made in Europe Designer Leverback.


If you are wondering what the trend is for jewelry, you are not the only one who cannot figure it out. Almost everything is popular; bright colors, toned down colors, green, black and white. Large pearls are popular. Big statement necklaces and beaded bracelets lead the way. Take a look at some of the examples below.


Eureka Crystal Beads Show and Expo Schedule

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Bead shows are the best ways to come see our beads in person, get some great ideas and ask any questions you may have.

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Coming to a bead show is also the best way to be the first to see new items that aren’t online yet or some unusual and limited quantity beads that we only bring to the shows.

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Chunky pressed glass beads many which are only available at the bead show.

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Beads on markdown and discount draw a lot of attention and are a great way to stock up and get fantastic deals!

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We love seeing the kinds of beautiful jewelry projects that our customers make using our beads.

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Beautiful leather cord wrap bracelet at the Cromwell Innovative Beads Expo.

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Summery turquoise is always great style.

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From bracelets to necklaces and more, it’s a great way to pass along ideas and get inspired! So make your way to our next bead show on Mother’s Day weekend in Marlborough MA or any of the other upcoming shows in your area:

May 9 – 10AM to 5PM 
May 10 – 10AM to 5PM
May 11 – 10AM to 4PM 

Marlborough, MA

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July 12 – 10AM to 5PM 
July 13 – 11AM to 4PM 

Edison, NJ 

July 19 – 10AM to 5PM 
July 20 – 11AM to 4PM 

Clarksville, MD

Saturday, July 26 – 10AM to 5PM 
Sunday, July 27 – 11AM to 4PM 

Fishkill, NY 

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Saturday, August 2 – 10AM to 5PM 
Sunday, August 3 – 11AM to 4PM 

Concord, NH 

Bead Fest Philadelphia Booth #219-221
Friday, August 22, 2014 – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday, August 23, 2014 – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, August 24, 2014 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, PA

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Friday, September 19 – 10AM to 5PM 
Saturday, September 20 – 10AM to 5PM
Sunday, September 21 – 10AM to 4PM 

Marlborough, MA 

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Saturday, October 11 – 10AM to 5PM 
Sunday, October 12 – 11AM to 4PM 

Edison, NJ 

Saturday, October 18 – 10AM to 5PM 
Sunday, October 19 – 11AM to 4PM 

Clarksville, MD 

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Saturday, November 1 – 10AM to 5PM 
Sunday, November 2 – 11AM to 4PM 

Fishkill, NY

Friday, November 7 – 10AM to 5PM 
Saturday, November 8 – 10AM to 5PM
Sunday, November 9 – 10AM to 4PM 

Marlborough, MA 

Saturday, November 15 – 10AM to 5PM 
Sunday, November 16 – 11AM to 4PM 

Secaucus, NJ

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Don’t miss out and check out our tips for getting the most out of your bead show experience here and read more about what to expect at a bead show here.

Happy hunting!

Shop Eureka on Small Business Saturday

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Today is Black Friday and everyone is getting their great deals at the mall but did you know that tomorrow is Small Business Saturday?


Small businesses are vital for the economy and helped scores of people build lives for themselves in America. Some day owning your own business is the quintessential American dream.


At Eureka we strive to maintain the personal touch that is the hallmark of small businesses while continually growing our inventory to provide beautiful, new and unique components of the very highest quality from all parts of the world.


We also work hard to keep you up to date about trends and styles within the jewelry and fashion world so your jewelry is always inspired by what is on trend, fresh and stylish.


Our tutorial page is chock full of fun and fantastic projects that will keep you busy making some of the most beautiful jewelry.

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Finally, at Eureka you always get a discount. There are no flash sales, seasonal price slashing or secret coupon codes. You always know the discount you are going to get: 7% off of purchases over $60, 15% over $120, and 20% over $350.


We believe prices should be fair and discounts should be liberal and that’s why we have them all year-long.

Thanks for your support!


Bonita and Walter of Eureka Crystal Beads