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Beads on the move – Eureka Crystal Beads has a new home

After many months of search for a perfect place Eureka Crystal Beads has finally moved to a new home. Our new address is: 1005 Main Street suite 112, Pawtucket, RI 02865. We are located now in the Hope Artiste Village. Hope Artiste Village is one of the largest mill restoration projects in Rhode Island. It is a hub of cultural activity. The Village hosts a mix of art studios, lofts, retail shops, light industrial workshops, high tech and internet companies and professional office suites. It boasts cafes, a coffee roaster, a live music venue, fitness studios, designers, artisans, event spaces and a bustling wintertime farmer’s market.

Moving our large inventory and setting up a new place, while we continue shipping your bead orders, is quite a challenge but don’t worry, your bead shipments continue going out in a timely manner.

To celebrate our move, which is directly related to Eureka Crystal Beads unprecedented growth, we have put our Czech Glass Beads and Toho Japanese Seed Beads on sale. It is a limited time sale so if you have not taken advantage of it yet please go to our website now otherwise you may miss it.

We move, you save!

Buy now and take some load off our hands. It is a win-win! You cannot even imagine how heavy these Czech Glass Beads and Japanese Seed Beads are.

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You are welcome to visit when we set up Eureka Crystal Beads showroom. Hope Artiste Village is a cool place. We have a coffee roaster with a coffee shop right next door and a restaurant and a pub down the hallway.

Your response to the moving sale has been phenomenal. Some of the items are already out of stock and will be restocked with a slight delay. Please enter your e-mail in the “notify me” field to be the first one to know that the item is back in stock.

Japanese Delicas and Tulip needles will soon be added to our offering.

Thank you for your support.

Your dedicated Eureka Crystal Beads team.

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!

$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.

HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO WIN $250 SHOPPING SPREE FROM SWAROVSKI AUTHORIZED RESELLER AND DIRECT MANUFACTURER/IMPORTER OF QUALITY CZECH GLASS BEADS EUREKA CRYSTAL BEADS.

Enter now! 

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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!

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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.

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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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Chrysanthemum Bracelet with 2-hole Crescents, 2-hole Lentils and 6 mm Czech Druk Beads brightens our cold winter days

Winter has finally arrived in New England. Temperature has dipped overnight by 15 degrees and ground is covered with a layer of fresh snow. Those of you who live in the South may think that it is a real struggle to make it through the cold winter months here, but to tell you the truth at Eureka Crystal Beads we don’t get affected by the weather changes too much. We always have beading projects to do and these keep our spirits up and keep us warm on the inside. Just recently we have featured on our website a fabulous free beading project by Nichole Starman called Chrysanthemum Bracelet.

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Chrysanthemum Bracelet is made of individual beaded flowers which are joined together to form a bracelet. You can easily use leftover beads for this project, but if you don’t have them you can purchase TWO HOLE CRESCENTS, TWO HOLE LENTILS & 6 mm DRUK BEADS from Eureka at a discount (till tomorrow).

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We like this project because it is quite inexpensive, lets you use beads which you already may have in your stash and gives you a lot of freedom with choosing colors.  You can make flowers in any color combinations and you can use clasp of your choice.

Get a free pattern, get beads on sale, get free shipping (all orders $35+), get to work and be thankful for this great hobby which keeps us all happy and young.

 

 

CzechMates are very popular but one-hole Czech Glass Beads are standing their ground

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Beading and the beading industry have been revolutionized by the introduction of two-hole and four-hole beads.  Most of us use them all the time and we continuously find new applications for them. Beading has become fascinating, challenging and more fun than ever. Using the same selection of  CzechMates, two beaders may arrive at designs so different that no-one will believe that they used the same components. Can you believe that  two years ago most of us didn’t even imagine two-hole beads? For some people adding a second hole to a bead was a blasphemy or a pure nonsense.

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And here we are in the fall of 2015 not being able to survive without CzechMates and treating them like they were here since the beginning of time. At Eureka Crystal Beads we carry an amazing selection of CzechMates and other two-hole beads. Superduos and their younger and smaller sisters MiniDuos are by far the most popular of all CzechMates, but other shapes like 2-hole Czech Glass Lentils, 2-hole Czech Glass Daggers, Kheops Puca, 2-hole Bars, 2-hole Triangles are not far behind. Despite the fact that two-hole beads have become a must have for every beader’s stash, one-hole beads are standing their ground.

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Large hole O-Beads which are in fact large hole flat discs seem very plain and simple at first glance, but some artists already used them in absolutely gorgeous designs. My favorite O-Bead bracelet was featured in Beadwork Magazine.

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New Czech glass Dagger seed beads look great as small drops and are a natural fit for Kumihimo. Kumihimo lovers embraced them and seem not to ever have enough of them.

SQ-Cat-MelonRizzoCzech glass Rizo beads are similar to Mini Daggers but are not tapered like the latter but have rounded ends and are fatter, looking like a grain of rice. Matubo and peanut shaped Farfalle are still very popular and some beaders who like to try different things tend to like more obscure seed beads like glass Pillow Beads, and Pinch Beads.

Eureka Crystal beads are candy to your eyes. We carry only the best quality beads in colors and finishes which will make your projects stand out. Go ahead and try a bead shape you’ve never worked with before and see where your imagination takes you!

now go to our site eurekacrystalbeads.com and start saving on one hole Czech seed beads and one hole Czech designer beads

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Round Czech Firepolish Beads and Firepolish Gemstone Doughnuts also known as Czech Faceted Rondelles

Hi everyone!

It has been a very intense and busy week. We have put our favorite and best selling Firepolish beads on sale. You can save over 35% on some items, since you are able to apply a -25% firepolish coupon to all sale items and to multiple item discounts. We know that no other company offers prices this low and your response to the sale proves it to us. Thank you – we are processing your orders as fast as we can. For those of you who have not taken advantage of this sale yet a reminder, IT ENDS TODAY AT 10 PM EST – so hurry, stock up now and “bead your heart out” later! You cannot go wrong, especially with a free shipping option available for all orders $35+

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Those of you who have ever placed an order with us know that we include (in each order) a free pattern of the month. September pattern is called Bellflower Earrings, by a TrendSetter Cindy Holsclaw.

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Starting next month you will be getting a new free pattern with each order. It will be a cool  bracelet. You’ll love it!

And now going back to our sale. You all use firepolish beads, but do you know where the name comes from?

Here are some interesting facts:

FIREPOLISH BEADS are pressed out of lead free, colored glass rods, processed in large drum-shaped, semi-automatic grinding machines to eliminate lumps, or irregularities and  placed in industrial ovens for firepolishing, during which their surface is slightly melted to make them look shiny and feel smooth. This ages-old, traditional firepolishing process transforms ordinary glass beads into sparkly, vintage looking beads sought after by all beaders.

Firepolish Gemstone Doughnuts are perfect for quick and easy but attractive projects. Make an earring featured below from discontinued colors (still in stock).

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Kheops Puca Free Beading Project – Cleopatra Bracelet – Puca Beads 25% sale

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a great week.  I know for some of you out there you are getting your kids ready to go back to school or they are already back in school. Woohoo! This means more time to bead and shop for beads.  And we can always use more time for both of these. So, check out our website Eureka Crystal Beads for free patterns, beads, and kits to help you out.

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Also, I wanted to let you know that I picked a bracelet name.  It will be called The Cleopatra Bracelet.  Amy from Baltimore, MD came up with the name.  The runners up names were Sharknado by Sarah and Earth…Sky…Water by Jenny.   Thank you all for sending in names for the bracelet.  They were all very good names.  It was really hard to pick just one.  I hope you all enjoy the Cleopatra Bracelet.  You can find it on our website Eurekacrystalbeads.com.  And it is free.  Also, you can find all the materials on our website for the bracelet.  Until next time…Bead Your Heart Out!

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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.

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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!

Marie Antoinette Earrings

These elegant Swarovski Crystal earrings were designed by Val Hirata and were inspired by the look and style of Marie Antoinette, the queen of France. Some of  the components you may already have in your bead stash. For the ones you still need to get visit Eureka Crystal Beads’ free beading projects page. You may download free instructions of  Marie Antoinette Earrings from the project’s page.

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Described by many as “likeable and honest” princess,  Marie-Antoinette, was married to the future king of France Louis XVI when she was just 15 years old. The future king was only 16.

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The young couple soon came to symbolize all of the excesses of the reviled French monarchy, and Marie Antoinette herself became the target of a great deal of vicious gossip. To this day she remains one of the most misunderstood and fascinating figures of the history of Versailles.

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As a queen she was marginalized and given very few official duties. She dedicated herself to the organisation of the court’s entertainments throwing lavish parties, socializing and indulging her extravagant tastes. She liked to wear stately dresses and fashionable jewelry.

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The queen progressively attracted the scorn of public opinion up to her tragic death during the French Revolution.

QuadraLentile and QuadraTile are taking beading industry by storm.

We have been recently flooded by a large number of new glass beads. It seems almost like a race. Every week a new bead is introduced and every week more of us beaders fall behind in learning about new developments. Even hard core beaders cannot remember names of new beads, never mind their shapes and sizes. And then we see something awesome made of them and we wonder how some of us balance sleep and beading. There is only 24 hours in a day. Well, we see a lot of examples that it can be done. After all if you are a beader you have to start playing with new beads like QuadraLentils, or QuadraTiles as soon as they arrive in your mailbox. QuadraLentiles and QuadraTiles are the newest addition to the CzechMates family. What distinguishes them from other CzechMates is a number of holes. Both beads have four of them drilled from the top to the bottom of a bead. The extra holes can be used for a variety of tasks. Holes are big enough to allow multiple passes of  beading thread so beads can be arranged in a truly amazing multi-dimensional designs.

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At EurekaCrystalBeads.com  we carry a large variety of Czech Glass Beads including QuadraTiles and QuadraLentils. We sell them in 20 gram packs at a very competitive price and periodically we offer specials and sales. This weekend we run a special which you should not pass on – 20% off on all Quadra CzechMates without a minimum order and as always shipping is free (+$35). So please be our guest. Purchase them now and save!

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