Tuesday’s Tips and Tricks! – Getting to Know Czech Glass Beads

The gorgeous glass beads that are coming from the Czech Republic are really changing the way beaders are weaving and creating jewelry. Every year new geometric shapes are designed with bead weavers in mind, and although it is exciting, it can be slightly overwhelming to keep up with all the amazing shapes!

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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 & Tricks

One of my favorite techniques for covering the inside of a component is using Brick Stitch! The finished look is delightfully boho chic as well as an awesome statement piece. A great way to successfully create a design using brick stitch is to guesstimate the amount of beads you will need to fill your […]

Designer Spotlight – Meet Allie

My name is Allie and I have been with the Fusion Beads team since 2005! I started out at the Fusion Beads Seattle store location, but after a couple of years I made my way to our website where I now make jewelry to inspire people to create. It doesn’t get much better than […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

In the last few years I have really noticed a dramatic shift in the beading world, a bead renaissance if you will. With the introduction of so many new multi-hole Czech glass beads, beaders have enjoyed the opportunity to truly stretch their weaving skills. There is a myriad of amazing 3 dimensional weaves and […]

Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

I am super excited that Fusion Beads is now offering Size 15 Charlotte Czech Seed Beads. There are two reasons why:  The first is shape. Charlottes have one flat facet cut into the side of the bead. This facet reflects the light and gives your seed bead piece a subtle sparkle and flair.Second, Charlottes […]