Half Tila Circle Project

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Have you tried the Miyuki Half Tilas yet? The Half Tilas are two-holed beads, half the width and the same height as the original Tila beads. Here is a beautiful and easy project developed by our very own Bridget FitzGerald. It incorporates Miyuki Half Tilas and 11/0 seed beads to make circular rings. The rings […]

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Featured bead artist – Sherri Stokey

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           Sherri Stokey is an admitted jewelry junkie with a slightly obsessive personality, not to mention a bit of a perfectionist. Both can be great qualities in a working artist. She’s married and has two grown children and one adorable grandson. Sherri creates jewelry pieces using macramé techniques, knotting small cords, seed beads and other […]

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Laser cut Ultrasuede – Project update

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Our staff has been working hard on some lovely bead embroidery using our new laser cut ultrasuede pieces. If you missed our first post on the laser cut ultrasuede you can see it here http://caravanbeads.biz/beadblog/archives/2363. These are some of the earrings: Here are some pendants: Want to see the full line of shapes for sale? […]

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Seed Bead Multi-Strand Necklace

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This multi-strand seed bead necklace is sure to impress. Designed by Caravan Beads very own Joan Baldwin, this is a simple project that just takes a little time and patience. With great precision she made this necklace, stringing one strand each night until all 20 strands were finished. These are really tiny beads! This necklace […]

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Paula K. Singer – Featured Artist

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  My obsession with beads started in 1996, when I walked into a bead store for the first time looking for beads for a polymer clay project I was working on. I couldn’t believe all the beads there were. I took a class on peyote stitch and my obsession grew from there. When I began […]

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Selling your jewelry – Week 1: What to make?

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What to make? The first question to ask yourself when you are considering starting your own jewelry business is what to make? Now chances are you are already making lots of different things (after all that’s how most of us get started, by making WAY too much jewelry for ourselves) But there are some things […]

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Linda Landy

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Linda Landy is known for her unique approach to bead embroidery – sculptural, three dimensional and textured.   According to bead embroidery guru Sherry Serafini, “Linda marches to her own beat which is nothing short of fabulous.  Her designs are all her own.  In my observation classy with a touch of ‘off the wall’ craziness […]

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