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Sweet Beads
Lexington, MA and online at
Community bead store providing easy walk in beading, inspiration, classes and parties!
Recent Activity
We have been super busy coming up with so many fun new projects to tell you about! Most popular among our recent projects is the wrap bracelet. While the concept of multiple wraps of beaded leather emulates a particular hot designer, each person's design and interpretation of the concept are... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2010 at Daily Sweetness ~
As I always say, inspiration is everywhere! This weekend I took my first trip up to Bethel, Maine for a girl's weekend at Sunday River. As we were approaching our house, I started seeing signs for "Beautiful locally mined Tourmaline" and "Find Local Gemstones here", I could not believe my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2010 at Daily Sweetness ~
This is good directive for many aspects of our lives but I am referring to basic tools and techniques for beaders. Many people get started in beading by picking up a few supplies and learning as they go. Simple stringing is just that: simple, but what about closing, crimping, tying... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2010 at Daily Sweetness ~
You would be amazed by how much you can do with wire! It is manna from heaven when it comes to jewelry making not only because you can create so much from it but also because it can step in when you need instant bails, earwires, wrapped loops, pretty much... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2010 at Daily Sweetness ~
Lots of beautiful, colorful, and affordable pearls can be found in many shapes in sizes today in your local bead store. So often our customers ask "Are they real?". Our answer is "Yes, they are real and they are SPECTACULAR"! However, there is a story behind how freshwater "cultured" pearls... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2010 at Daily Sweetness ~
Usually in NYC, I spend most of my time in the bead stores and am filled with inspiration for new classes and projects for the shop. This week I spent a few days in NYC scouring the fashion district for beautiful fabrics, trims and beads! I stumbled across the most... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2010 at Daily Sweetness ~
Did we mention that we are so often inspired by our customers? A few days ago, two women came to for a semi-private class to learn traditional knotting using pearls. As it turns out we are seeing knotting with all kinds of beads these days and with the huge selection... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2010 at Daily Sweetness ~
Hydrangea Necklace Originally uploaded by Cynthia Del GiudiceLove this piece! So fresh yet so simple! Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2010 at Daily Sweetness ~
Woven Leaf Pendant----Multi-stone Originally uploaded by julidadesignsGorgeous use of a black patina finish on these handmade wire work pendant and findings by Julis Designs! Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2010 at Daily Sweetness ~
Sterling Silver and Labradorite Blossom Earrings Originally uploaded by NeroliHandmadeGreat patina finish on these beautiful handmade earrings by Neroli Handmade! Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2010 at Daily Sweetness ~
We love the look of a nice patina finish on our sterling or copper chains or earrings, but if you have ever worked with liver of sulfur or any other harsh chemicals you know it can be a pain to get that perfect finish! The below article was one I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2010 at Daily Sweetness ~
Sweet Beads is now following amy k.
Feb 15, 2010
Welcome to the new blog inspired by our shop Sweet Beads! When customers come in we are always excited to share our most current "sweet" finds!! These may include project ideas, favorite new beads or beading materials and inspiration we have found! We are hoping this blog will evolve with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2010 at Daily Sweetness ~
Sweet Beads is now following The Typepad Team
Feb 14, 2010