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It is time for Carnival – new colors in SuperDuo, 3-hole Beam Beads, 2-hole Cabochons, Prong Beads and more…

The world famous Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is a  festival  of lights, costumes, makeups and anything else that is festive and fun. The Carnival is held in Rio every year since 1723. It is the biggest street celebration in the world. It lasts five days and always takes place 40 days before Easter. Rio Carnival starts on Friday and ends on Fat Tuesday after which Lent starts, the period of abstinence from worldly pleasures and time of fasting for Christians around the globe.


At Eureka Crystal Beads it feels like Carnival. We have received many new exciting colors of CzechMates, and other  Czech Glass beads. We just cannot get over how much fun they are. Make your own Carnival jewelry with these colorful beads.

The newest one-hole Czech Beads PRONGS come in a wide assortment of colors, all available at Make your designs look as colorful as the streets of Rio during the Carnival. See our free Sunflower Earrings pattern with Prong Beads. Make these earrings in Carnival colors.


See our newest SuperDuos. Choose from over a hundred of amazing colors.


Shop newest SuperDuo colors at Eureka Crystal Beads.


Streets of Rio exploding with color during week-long Carnival!

2-hole 7mm Cabochons and 3-hole Beam Beads


Get free patterns from Eureka Crystal Beads.


New Czech PRONG Beads and new CzechMates: 3-hole BEAM beads & 2-hole CABOCHON beads

January is a busy month for beading. We are all trying to get ready for the next season, Tucson show starts at the end of the month and, as almost every year at this time, we are anxiously waiting for the launch of the new glass beads from the Czech Republic. It seems like there is no end to the ingenuity of the Czech bead-masters. This year we’ll soon be able to play with CzechMates 3-hole Beam Beads, CzechMates 2-hole Cabochons and Prong Beads.


CzechMates 3-hole Beams look like stretched 2-hole Bars with a third hole added in the middle. 3-hole beams are 10×3 mm in size. They can be used as spacers or with other beads as linking components . Free patterns for all three shapes are already available on our site, so please check out free patterns.

CzechMates 2-hole Cabochons are flat at the bottom and have a domed top. These beads were first offered for a pre-sale as 6mm Cabochons and then while we were all waiting for the delivery Czech manufacturer reclassified them as 7mm. Their actual size is 6.5mm so be careful not to confuse them with 2-hole Cabochons which look identical but are smaller and measure exactly 6mm. The size difference when you compare both Cabochons is quite dramatic.

Prong Beads look like a shark’s tooth and measure 6×3 mm. They have only one hole and can be used individually as small drops or in bead-weaving patterns.

All three new Czech bead shapes are available now in a large assortment of colors on Eureka Crystal Beads website.





Shop Eureka Crystal Beads for Small Business Saturday!


If you’re not one of our customers who have had the opportunity to see us at Bead Shows from New Hampshire to Maryland and meet Walter or Bonita, you may be surprised that Eureka Crystal Beads is a small family run business.


Bonita searching for new innovative products.

Despite our extensive online inventory, most of our items are personally curated by Bonita with the help of a small team of artists, designers and enthusiasts who take the time and effort to source only the highest quality products and provide design inspiration. We make this effort to save you the guess work when it comes to online shopping. You can rest assured that the products we offer are up to the highest standards.

We are so very grateful for all of our wonderful customers all over the world and as a thank you for all the love and support, we are offering never before seen deals this week in honor of Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.

Your support helps us succeed and in turn we are going to offer the best discounts of the year on top of our already low low prices! Make your lists and stock up on the essentials!

To get the deals: The secret coupon code will be sent via our email newsletter on Tuesday the 22nd of November so make sure you sign up on our website before Tuesday at noon so you don’t miss out (scroll to the bottom where it says ‘Keep Up to Date on Special Offers and Beading News’)!

If you miss this email, check back on our website on Friday November 25th for another announcement.


Birthstone Colors for November and December

Fall has come and it’s time to get cozy with pumpkin spice lattes, apple cider and fuzzy sweaters! For those of us with loved ones with birthdays in this busy holiday season, we know that it’s easy to forget them in the shuffle. One way to show your love and appreciation for those closest to us, is to give personalized gifts either for birthdays or holiday gifts and using Swarovski Crystal birthstone colors is a fantastic way to personalize jewelry.

For November, the birthstone is Topaz. This beautiful fall Swarovski color is a warm burnished orangy brown which evokes fall leaves, pumpkin pies and crackling fires. The word is derived from the Sanskrit word “tapas,” meaning fire. A gift of this gemstone is said to symbolize friendship and to strengthen one’s capacity to give and receive love. Use this gorgeous Swarovski color in any number of patterns we offer which use Swarovski crystal beads.

For December the birthstone is Blue Zircon, a cool icy color which calls to mind a snowy twilight or an icy lake. This wintery colored stone has been known for hundreds of years. A gift of Blue Zircon is symbolic of love and fidelity. Use Swarovski’s beautiful Blue Zircon crystal to personalize any jewelry project for those you love. We also offer the intriguing Burgundy Blue Zircon blend color which grounds the light icy Blue Zircon with Burgundy to create a dual tone that is quite unusual and very eye catching.

For more about Swarovski Birthstones click here.


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.


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.


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 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.


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.

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.


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.



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.

light emerald green sphynx

Word Emerald comes from the ancient Greek and means green.


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.


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.


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.



$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.

Enter now to win!Enter now to win!   IT IS AS EASY AS 123!

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