Swarovski Crystal Fall/Winter 2018-19 Collection Trends

Influenced by our polarized views, we envision our lives accordingly. We either see the future as bright and cheerful, full of opportunity or as a challenge we would prefer to exchange with a more simple, bygone, time. This season we highlight these polarized viewpoints, reflecting upon the fact that where there is light, there […]

Swarovski Fall/Winter 2018-19 Innovations Sneak Peek!

We always look forward to Swarovski’s new product launches (don’t you?), and this season’s doesn’t disappoint! Rich, luxurious new colors lead off the Fall/Winter 2018 collection—check out the gorgeous new Scarlet red color for crystals and the lush Crystal Velvet Brown color for pearls. Swarovski also introduced a glamorous new shimmer effect that […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks: Needling the Thread

Choosing the best tools and products to use while working on a project is no laughing matter. With so many choices to choose from, knowing what will work best for you can be overwhelming!

Doing a little research can be a great place to start before buying materials. Checking out blogs (like ours […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks: Why 2 Inch Headpins are My Favorite for Wire Wrapping

Wire Wrapping can be a challenging technique to master when you are still a beginner. After taking my first class on wire wrapping, I left feeling quite close to tears with frustration. I was determined (and if I’m honest, still trying) to master the wire wrap loop. If I have learned anything from my fellow […]

Designer Spotlight – Meet Katie!

Hi Everyone! My name is Katie and I’ve been working here at Fusion Beads for almost 19 years. Wow! Time sure flies. I can’t believe it’s been that long.

I moved to Seattle from the Bay Area in 1998. When I first started working for Fusion Beads, we were just a local bead […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks – Adding a little Pizzazz ain’t so Bad! How to place a Swarovski Crystal into a Setting

For this week’s post I was reminded of my reaction when I was first exposed to Swarovski Crystals. I remember my eyes widened. I probably let out a little gasp. And I think I stuttered something along the lines of,  “Oh! The twinkle! The sparkle!” and quickly proceeded to buy them all. Just […]