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New Trends Bead and Jewelry Show at Bead Inspirations


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 Challenge

Winner will receive a $50 Bead Inspirations gift certificate!
Submissions are due by noon (PST), Thursday, June 30, 2016.

Our inspiration for this challenge is also a tribute to the artist known as Prince (1958-2016). Whether you would also like to pay tribute to Prince, just love the color purple, or are intrigued by a challenge, here’s your chance to show your creative spirit with inspiring jewelry of your own design. Using ANY purple or garnet colored beads from Bead Inspirations including Amethyst, Ametrine, Garnet, Czech glass, Swarovski Pearls, Fresh Water Pearls, and Crystals. You may also be inspired by other purple components or supplies like purple leather or purple patina paint! We challenge you to design your own piece of jewelry to enter into our contest. Grab your bead tray, tools, and findings, because it’s time to start creating!

To enter our Design Challenge: Email submissions to and include the challenge name in the subject line.

Read our contest rules for more info.  Shop our purple beads online!

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Leather Debut!

We’ve been enjoying making creative new leather bracelets at the Leather Debut Free Make & Take! There are more chances to make leather bracelets for Sunday & Monday.

Setsuko hammering leather bracelet
Leather Bracelets by Setsuko and Shino
Setsuko and Shino added personal touches.
Leather Bracelets by Vicki and Cindy
Cindy added some unique embellishments on the red bracelet. Vicki added some decorivets.

Leather Charm keeper Necklace by Judi
Judi created the charm keeper in red leather with gold findings.
Leather Bracelets by Zanella and Ainsley
Zanella is working on a Lazy Zig-Zag Bracelet with gold and brass oxide findings.
Ainsley showed what to do with the D-ring sets.

Leather Bracelets by Gypsy & friends
Gypsy & friends made these three bracelets above.

Check out our new selection of leather straps and leather findings, with an introductory sale of 10% off our already low prices! Saturday, Sunday, Monday August 31, Sept 1 and 2, 2013 in our retail & webstore.
Frequent Beaders get up to an additional 5% off. No further discounts.

Times for Free Make & Take

Saturday 12-2pm
Sunday 1-4pm
Monday 2-5pm

The first 20 people on each day will get a free make & take project! Choose from either the necklace or the bracelet. The free make & take project includes the leather, rivets and clasp to complete the project shown. However, it does not include embellishments or charms. If you arrive after the free make & take projects have been claimed, you can still participated, but will need to pay for the materials, which are just over $7 and on sale!

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Beach Party! 20% off beach themed beads, pendants & charms!

It’s time to hit the beach!

Beach bead, charm & jewelry bonanza at Bead Inspirations!

Beach jewelry bonanza at Bead Inspirations

Beach jewelry bonanza at Bead Inspirations

Anchor in the Kyanite Sea necklace at Bead InspirationsAnchors Aweigh earrings at Bead Inspirations

Aqua Shell earrings at Bead InspirationsSand and Surf earrings at Bead Inspirations

Do you want to make the last weeks of summer special by creating some lovely beach-themed jewelry? Grab your towel, sunscreen, and beach blanket because we’re having a beach party all week here at Bead Inspirations! That means we’re taking 20% all our beach-themed charms, pendants, clasps, and beads, including starfish, sand dollars, dolphins, fish, seashell charms, and more! Stop by and see what the tide brought in.

Sale continues through Thursday, August 22nd at 11:59pm. Does not include jewelry kits, gemstone beads, shell beads, or pearls.

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Memorial Day Weekend Sale!

Save up to 30% on all products on our website!

Promo Code

The sale will go through Tuesday night, May 28th at 11:59pm in our webstore. Discount does not apply to gift certificates, class fees, or class
kits. Out of stock items will not be shipped later (no backorders). No further discounts.

Save on Vintaj!

Save on Bead Kits!

Save on Ranger Inks & Vintaj Patinas!

Save on Beads, Stones, & Pendants!

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Coupon for gemstones!

Natural aquamarine beads

Buying online? Enter code wgem20blog at checkout to get 20% off gems on our website!
Come in our Alameda, CA retail store for 20% all gem strands, when you mention code: gem20blog
Get 40% off any one gem strand in our retail store only when you mention the code: gem40blog
See our clearance rack in our retail store for new discounts of 25-50%.
Sale ends Tuesday, April 30, 2013.  No further discounts.

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Glass & gemstone pendants are 20% off!

Get a stunning new pendant to accent your next jewelry piece, or simply pair it with a chain or cord to create an easy necklace. It’s a great way to give someone in your life a personalized gift!

New Vintaj products now available!

This adorable perching owl pendant has just flown in and he’s ready to nest in your next project! We’ve just gotten a shipment of great new chains, charms, and more from Vintaj. Stop by the store to peruse our great selection!

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