What are Rose Montees?

FusionBeads.com has just launched the Swarovski Elements Crystal Rose Montee line! So what are these fantastic crystals from Swarovski’s Metal Trimmings collection? A Rose Montee consists of a Swarovski Elements Flatback Rhinestone mounted in a metal cup with a prong setting. The cup contains two channels in the back which allow for stringing […]

The Wedding Giveaway Winner Is…

…Karen K.! Congratulations on winning the amazing stash of Swarovski crystal and gold-filled wedding products, Karen! It sounds like you will have more than enough projects to use these products for, since both your son and daughter are getting married within the next year!

Have fun with your new treasures! – Sara

How to Start an Even Count Peyote Pattern!

Many of you have requested an easy-to-use tutorial on how to start an even count peyote pattern, and your requests have been heard! While even count peyote is a basic beadweaving technique, the method of starting a pattern is not very intuitive. With the diagrams below, I will show you exactly how to start […]

Fun Ways to Use New Lillypilly Blanks!

FusionBeads.com has just launched a new line from Lillypilly that includes anodized aluminum discs in three different colors with a huge array of fabulous patterns! I was so excited to see these new discs that I just couldn’t hold back from playing with them. I tried using techniques with the discs and discovered that […]