Lucite Beads on Sale

Open this week: Tues, Wed, Fri 1-6pm, Sat 12-6
Come on by! Or book appointment or shop online.

Say Hello to Spring!
Our beautiful Lucite Beads are 20% off
!
Through April 17

Delicata Earrings - Click on the picture above to be taken to the earring design page.
Delicata Earrings

These colorful, lightweight lucite flower and leaf beads can add a whimsical touch to your jewelry projects. Take a look at our beautiful selection today!
Lucy Spring Earrings


 
Necklace designed by
Michele Harris, features
lucite 22x21mm white
bead and lucite
14x10mm white bead.
 
Lucy Fuego Earring Kit

 

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Make a Half Tila Wrap Bracelet!

Half Tila Wrap Bracelet
This beginner/intermediate project makes an awesome bracelet! Previous experience making a wrap bracelet is preferable.
Half Tila Wrap Bracelet - Work in Progress
The work-in-progress bracelet above uses #17200, #17201, #17202, #588 beads, Metallic Kansa 1.5mm leather, Blossom button, Nymo champagne.

Components 

Tools

Ginko Beads
Tila Beads
Blossom Button
Metal Buttons
Fire Polish
Czech Glass Buttons
Leather
1.5mm Leather
Nymo
Nymo

Beading Needles

Open this week: Tues, Wed, Fri 1-5pm, Sat 12-6
Come on by! Or book appointment or shop online.

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Make a Jump Ring Bracelet!

Making a Jump Ring Bracelet is easy and fun for beginners & experienced beaders alike!
Free downloadable instructions when you purchase $35 or more

on our website or at the Alameda store, upon request. Provide your email address and we will email you the instructions, when you meet the $35 spending requirement. Please put request in comments of your order.

Purple Jump Ring BraceletThe components in the above bracelet are: #12116 seed beads, #14167 Rhodium plated Jump Rings, #14870 Waxed Cotton 1mm Lavendar, #12516 Tierracast Silver plated Bali Button.

The components in Suzy Schuman‘s bracelet above are: #14804 seed beads#13608 seed beads #14167 Rhodium plated Jump Rings, #14870 Leather 1mm Metallic Gray, #13962 Tierracast Silver plated Dragonfly Button.

The above bracelet uses Brass Oxide Plated Jump Rings, Waxed Cotton 1mm Mint.

Leather Jump Ring Bracelet by Suzy

The above bracelet uses #14167 Rhodium plated Jump Rings, #1946 Pewter Square button.

Components 

  • 20 inches of 1mm leather or cotton cord per wrap. (2-wraps bracelet is ideal, so 40 inches)
  • 8-10 size 6 seed beads per inch. Standard 2 wrap bracelet can be completed with one 20 g tube.
  • 10-12 4 x 6 mm oval jump rings per inch. (a 2-wrap bracelet will require approximately 130 – 140 jump rings)
  • Button with shank

Tools

Level: easy/beginner
Opening and Closing a Jump Ringg

Tip: Opening and closing a jump ring is best done with 2 pairs of pliers. In this video we used flat nose pliers and chain nose pliers.

Size 6 Seed Beads
Size 6 Seed Beads
Jump rings are on this page
Oval Jump Rings
Waxed Cotton
Waxed Cotton 1mm
Fire Polish
Czech Glass & Metal Buttons
Nymo
Pliers
Beading Needles
Leather 1mm

New Colors of 1mm Leather Cord in Stock! Now 20% off
In stock at our Alameda bead store and online thru March 31, 2021. No coupon code needed.

Open this week: Tues, Wed, Fri 1-5pm, Sat 12-6
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Free Beads with Purchase of 2 or more Kits!

Open for shopping, shopping appointments, curbside pickup in our Alameda store
Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat 1-6pm. Shop online 24/7.

Get Free Beads with Purchase of 2 or more Kits!
We are giving bags of faceted glass rondelle beads with purchase of 2 or more kits thru Dec 2. The more kits you buy, the more bags of beads you will receive! Give yourself something creative & inspiring to do with your time at home or give a kit as a gift. Handmade holiday gifts touch the heart!

Bird’s Nest Bracelet Kits
Newly Replenished Stock – Fun for beginners or experienced beaders!


Melon Berry Bird's Nest BraceletOcean Bird's Nest Bracelet

Amethyst
Beads Now Available Online!

Amethyst Beads
This purple stone is said to be protective, healing, and purifying. It’s
claimed it can help rid the mind of negative thoughts and bring forth humility,
sincerity, and spiritual wisdom. It’s also said to help promote
sobriety.
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Amethyst healing stones, pendants and earrings make wonderful gifts!
Some of our unique, one of a kind pieces, such as the items below, are only
available in the Alameda shop (not found online).
Amethyst slicesAmethyst half dome pendant

New
Beads & Bead Kits in the Alameda store!

Amethyst slices

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Open with Care; Holiday shopping appointments available

Open with Care for

  • Online shopping (we’ll ship or make order ready for pick up)
  • Shopping by appointment
  • Curbside service (no appointment needed)
  • In-store shopping (no appointment needed, up to designated capacity)

See our calendar for store hours for shopping, curbside service & pickup.

Masks Required
Hand Sanitizer Required

Our capacity depends on the Alameda County tier, based on # of new cases: 

Tier Max # Customers
Purple 2
Red 5
Orange-Yellow 10

As of Nov 18, we are currently in the Purple Tier, and can allow 2 customers in the shop at a time.

Make an appointment by clicking the image below.
If you are not able to make your appointment, please cancel or let us know so that we may make your time slot available to others. Please cancel if you may be getting sick.

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If you have any questions, please email us at create@beadinspirations.com. We look forward to seeing you. Thank you for being part of our creative inspiration!

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New Ginko Kits! 20% Off Ginko beads and kits

Curbside Shopping & Pickup Available this Week: Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat 2-6

Ginko Beads & Kits 20% off!
 Thru 9/20/20

New Kits:
Ginko Snakeskin Bracelet

Ginko Snakeskin Bracelet - Original
Ginko Kits
Download the project sheet on the project page

Ginko 2-Hole Beads 20% Off
Thru
9/20.

Ginko Beads

One Step Looper – Just $24.99!
Limited time only, limited to stock on hand.

Watch our looper video to see how easy it is to make loops for earrings!

Back in Stock! Great for getting started!
Earring Making Tool & Finding Kit

All the tools, beads & findings you need to make professional quality earrings!
$5 off when you pick it up at the shop. Plus get a free lesson at the door!

Leather Flowers: Closeout 75% off!
Only 11-27 cents each! You can’t get into trouble with that, even if you bought all that we have!
These are easy to rivet with a bench block and hammer and rivets (available at Bead Inspirations). Get creative! 

The Newest Jewelry Trend: Mask Chains!
Dean with Mask Dean with Mask Off
We just got in these 19x10mm nickel-free plated clasps, the perfect size to go around the strap of your mask.
Lobsters
Choose silver, antique silver, gold or satin gold 19x10mm nickel-free plated lobster clasps.
Shop our chains
Chains
Use a 24″-30″ piece of chain to take your mask from ordinary to stylish and functional in a few minutes.
Pick a silver or gold jump ring to join the chain to the clasp. It’s easy!
Make beaded mask chains using Softflex beading wire and your favorite beads.

Curbside Service and Pickup
Curbside Shopping & Pickup Available this Week: Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat 2-6
Private Shopping Available by Appointment Wed & Sat 12-2.

We are happy to help you at the door.  We can offer selections of ready-to-wear jewelry, beads, jewelry-making supplies, or tools.  We’ll bring you items at the door to choose. We can also give you quotes on jewelry repairs. See our Calendar for Curbside Service & Pickup Hours.

Private Shopping Now Available by Appointment
Wednesdays & Saturdays 12-2pm

We are now offering select opportunities for private shopping.  Not everything in the store is on the website and there is nothing like shopping in person for beads! You’ll be able to take advantage of the Wholesale Gemstone Program, and select from anything else in the store, whether it is on our website or not. One of our staff will help you find items and make suggestions, as needed.

Currently we are offering 30-minute time slots Wednesdays and Saturdays, from noon to 2pm. If those times don’t work for you, please let us know and we’ll see if we can accommodate. Masks that cover nose and mouth without having to keep pushing it up with your hands will be required, as will the use of hand sanitizer upon entry. Please cancel if you may be getting sick.

To schedule your private shopping experience, please email us at create@beadinspirations.com. We’d like the joy of seeing you and supporting your creative endeavors. Thank you for being part of our inspiration!

Vicki Lapp and the gang at Bead Inspirations

Unique & Inspiring Jewelry Designs & Beading Kits

 

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Cool Specials – Now Extended Past Labor Day at Bead Inspirations!

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Cool Specials – Now Extended Past Labor Day!
Stack your discounts! Apply the following coupons on top of the discounts listed below.
PLUS $5 off any purchase of $45 or more with coupon code w$5off45
OR $10 off any purchase of $75 or more with coupon code w$10off75
Good thru 9/14. 

Carved Mother of Pearl – 20% off!
Thru 9/14/20.
Take a dive into coolness when you incorporate these beautiful treasures of the sea into your jewelry project!
Carved Mother of Pearl

Conch Shell Sparkly Earrings
Conch Shell Small Bead 18x12mm with Faceted Crystal Oval – Crystal Copper beads, Tierracast Rhodium Plated Shell Bead, 4mm Swarovski pearl, antique silver ballpin, antique silver eye pins , ear wires .

Conch Shell Beads

Featured Item:
Carved Mother of Pearl Flower Button!
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se a ball pin and make a wire wrap on the back side and you have a gorgeous button.  It would make a great centerpiece for a wrap bracelet, such as the one shown below!

Carved Mother of Pearl Button
Abalone 4mm round bead strand now available to purchase online to make this bracelet!
Abalone Wrap Bracelet
Photo courtesy of Suzy’s Beads.

One Step Looper – Just $24.99!
Limited time only, limited to stock on hand.

Watch our looper video to see how easy it is to make loops for earrings!

Back in Stock! Great for getting started!
Earring Making Tool & Finding Kit
All the tools, beads & findings you need to make professional quality earrings!
$5 off when you pick it up at the shop. Plus get a free lesson at the door!

Leather Flowers: Closeout 75% off!
Only 11-27 cents each! You can’t get into trouble with that, even if you bought all that we have!
These are easy to rivet with a bench block and hammer and rivets (available at Bead Inspirations). Get creative! 

New Design Idea: Morrigan Earrings

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This earring design features our new Miniduos and new to our webstore Superduos
Downloadable Instructions!

Components (for one pair of earrings) – links below

  • Miniduo beads (48 pcs)
  • Superduo beads (16 pcs)
  • Size 8/0 seed beads (40 pcs)
  • Size 15/0 seed beads (approx. 1 gram)
  • 4mm firepolished beads (32 pcs)
  • Jump rings
  • Earwires
  • Fireline
  • Chain (optional)

Tools

Difficulty: beginner / intermediate

Go to our Morrigan Earring design page to download our Instruction Sheet to make these earrings.

Check out our HOW TO page for this and other fun jewelry projects!

Miniduos
Miniduos
Superduos
Superduos
Size 15
Size 15/0 Seed Beads
Size 8
Size 8/0 Seed Beads
Fire Polish
Fire Polish Beads
Findings
Earwires, Jump Rings &
Other Jewelry Findings

Fireline
Fireline

Beading Needles
Beading Needles

Crystal Square & Rectangle Beads 20% Off
Extended thru 9/14.

Crystal Squares

The crystals shown above, left to right are: Nocturne, Misty Forest, Copper Glow, and Golden Shadow.
Here are some earrings you can make with them:
Crystal Square Copper EarringsCrystal Square Blue Earrings

New Ginko Snakeskin Bracelet Kits!

Ginko Snakeskin Bracelet
Original design is not yet available as a kit, but the ginko sliperit beads are! Kits are available in the following color stories:
Arizona SunsetCool WatersCool Waters

Download the project sheet on the project page

Newly updated HOW TO Page on our website has all of our videos and instruction sheets.

The Newest Jewelry Trend: Mask Chains!
Dean with Mask Dean with Mask Off
We just got in these 19x10mm nickel-free plated clasps, the perfect size to go around the strap of your mask.
Lobsters
Choose silver, antique silver, gold or satin gold 19x10mm nickel-free plated lobster clasps.
Shop our chains
Chains
Use a 24″-30″ piece of chain to take your mask from ordinary to stylish and functional in a few minutes.
Pick a silver or gold jump ring to join the chain to the clasp. It’s easy!
Make beaded mask chains using Softflex beading wire and your favorite beads.

Curbside Service and Pickup
Curbside Shopping & Pickup Available this Week: Wed, Fri, Sat 2-6
Private Air Conditioned Shopping Available by Appointment Wed & Sat 12-2.

We are happy to help you at the door.  We can offer selections of ready-to-wear jewelry, beads, jewelry-making supplies, or tools.  We’ll bring you items at the door to choose. We can also give you quotes on jewelry repairs. See our Calendar for Curbside Service & Pickup Hours.

Private Shopping Now Available by Appointment
Wednesdays & Saturdays 12-2pm

We are now offering select opportunities for private shopping.  Not everything in the store is on the website and there is nothing like shopping in person for beads! You’ll be able to take advantage of the Wholesale Gemstone Program, and select from anything else in the store, whether it is on our website or not. One of our staff will help you find items and make suggestions, as needed.

Currently we are offering 30-minute time slots Wednesdays and Saturdays, from noon to 2pm. If those times don’t work for you, please let us know and we’ll see if we can accommodate. Masks that cover nose and mouth without having to keep pushing it up with your hands will be required, as will the use of hand sanitizer upon entry. Please cancel if you may be getting sick.

To schedule your private shopping experience, please email us at create@beadinspirations.com. We’d like the joy of seeing you and supporting your creative endeavors. Thank you for being part of our inspiration!

Vicki Lapp and the gang at Bead Inspirations

Unique & Inspiring Jewelry Designs & Beading Kits

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Chakra Design Contest

Our customers have been busy creating beautiful jewelry and decorative items for our Chakra Design Challenge. This challenge is designed to draw attention to the energy centers of our bodies.  These centers can help us to heal and generate more energy in our lives.

Now, it is your turn! Below is the link to a poll which allows you to let us know which of the entries you like best.  Pay special attention to artist statement which gives you insight into their creative process.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PTT2QXP

Many of the materials each of the artists used is available at our store either in person or on our website.

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New Trends Bead and Jewelry Show at Bead Inspirations

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February 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 2018! See the coolest new trends in beads, pendants, and jewelry!

Shop our gorgeous selection of beads, pendants & jewelry-making components: Ruby, Tourmaline, Muscovite, Garnet, Apatite, Bone, Various styles of Cloisonne, Variscite, Porcelain, Red Lightning, & Indian Ocean Jaspers, both Natural & Compostite Turquoise, Lavastone, Moonstone, Onyx, Agate, Yellow Crazy Lace Agate, Pietersite, Rose Quartz, Pink Averturine, Carved Mother of Pearl Rose and more! We’ve got a great selection of new 4mm round gemstones to make Wrap Bracelets. In our Alameda retail store only. Free admission.

 

Click here to see additional, larger images of our new gemstones and beads!

 

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Purple Rain Design Contest Winner!

The winner of our Purple Rain Design Competition is Kaitlyn Kliman who created the beautiful “Purple Rain on the Beach”.

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The voting was VERY tight.  Our very, very close second place winner is Audreyanne Covarrubias, designer of “Diamonds and Pearls in the Purple Rain”.

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Both of these talented artists were awarded $50 Gift Certificates for use on anything in our store.  Congratulations to Kaitlyn and Audreyanne!
We would also like to give honorable mention to all of the artists that participated and shared their work with us.
Roberta Miller for Early Morning in the Purple Rain
Wendy George for Purple Rain with a Passion
Marlene Ma for With Love
Alma Owens for Purple Wraps
Janet Kornegay for Purple Cascade
Alane Friedrich for Purple Rainpurplerain-all_500w
Join our email list to be notified of the next design challenge, to get store coupons, and new class updates.
If you love what you see and are interested in learning new techniques, check out our exciting classes.
Do you like the With Love wrap bracelet (bottom right)?  Sign up for our Wrap Bracelet Class
Do you like the Early Morning Purple Rain (bottom 2nd image from left)?  Sign up for our Coiling, Weaving and Wrapping Class
A great introductory class  is the Basic Necklace, Bracelet, and Earring Class which is very popular.
If you like the Purple Cascade, look for the Herringbone Weave class in our next class schedule.  (Join our email list to stay informed of the current offerings.)
 Love purple?  Check out our Purple Rain Bead Collection.

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