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Bead3 Bead Blog

Welcome to BeadBuddies Bead3 Blog! You will find all kinds of wonderful information about our newest free beading patterns and our newest beads and beading supplies.  We are constantly adding new beads, findings, tools, and beading supplies. We also have a great selection of free beading patterns.  Our Free Pattern Center has fully illustrated instructions for creating your own beaded jewelry.  We have free patterns for beaded necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.

Mini Beaded Christmas Ornament Making Kits

Posted by Rod Connors on 11/13/2018 to News

Kim just designed 4 new Miniature Beaded Ornament Making Kits.  Each Kit has enough materials to make 5 of the ornaments featured in the directions.  These beautiful kits are available at an amazing price.  They will be a great project for a family craft night or a get together with some friends.  Miniature Christmas Ornaments have become extremely popular over the last few years.  Now you can craft your own with our affordable kits.

Mini Christmas Beaded Ornament Making Kits



Czech Glass Pearl Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 9/11/2018 to News

We are now offering 80 different colors/sizes of Czech Glass Pearl Beads.  Czech Glass Pearls will make a great addition to your next jewelry project.  They have beautiful rich colors and are absolutely beautiful glass pearl beads.  You can use Czech Glass Pearl Beads to take center stage or as spacer beads for your next jewelry design.  We have Czech Glass Pearl Beads in 3mm, 4mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, and 6x4mm.

Pink Glow Czech Glass Pearl Beads



2-Hole Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 9/11/2018 to News

We have a huge selection of 2 hole beads including Superduos, Diamonduos, Tilas, Half-Tilas, Kites, Crescents, Moons, Miniduos, Tiles, and Much More.  2-Hole Beads have 2 holes going through the bead instead of the more traditional one hole through the bead.  2-Hole Beads have become extremely popular over the last several years.  2-Hole Beads are great additions to your next jewelry design.

Turquoise Green Dark Travertine Czech Glass Kite BeadsAluminum Diamonduo Czech Glass BeadsAqua Orange Rainbow Czech Glass Superduo Beads




New Beads and Beading Supplies

Posted by Rod Connors on 9/10/2018 to News

Take a look at over 200 of our newest beads and beading supplies.  You can see them all in one convenient place on our newly revised, New Beads and Beading Supplies Page.  We have a great selection of the hottest new beads and beading supplies around.  You will find great new semiprecious stone beads, czech glass beads, crystals, glass pearls, Dura-Line, metal beads, beading needles, mini diamonduos, and much more.

Crystal Bronze Fire Red Mini Diamonduo BeadsJet Full AB 3 Petal Czech Glass Flower BeadsRed Plum Blossom Jasper 8mm Stone Beads



Preciosa 8mm Bicones

Posted by Rod Connors on 9/6/2018 to News

Preciosa 8mm Czech Glass Crystal Bicone Beads are absolutely beautiful.  Preciosa Bicones are imported from the Czech Republic.  Preciosa 8mm Glass Crystal Bicone Beads are machine cut glass crystal bicone beads that are a very nice quality at a great price! You can use them as beautiful spacer beads. Preciosa 8mm Glass Crystal Bicone Beads also work great with today's popular seed bead patterns.
Alexandrite Preciosa BiconesLight Rose AB Preciosa BiconesLight Siam AB Preciosa Bicones



Miyuki Dura-Line Braided Beading Thread

Posted by Rod Connors on 8/10/2018 to News

Miyuki Dura-Line Braided Beading Thread is now available in different colors and sizes. Dura-Line is a new 100% Polyethylene Braided Beading Thread made in Japan by Miyuki, the makers of Delicas.  Dura-Line is a new and popular beading cord especially for seed bead projects. We have Crystal Clear and Smoke Colored Dura-Line in 0.12mm and 0.15mm sizes.  Each spool contains 20 meters which is 22 yards which is approximately 65 feet of Duraline.

Miyuki Dura-Line Braided Beading Thread


More 8mm Round Semiprecious Gemstone Beads at Bead3

Posted by Rod Connors on 7/10/2018 to News

We are happy to now offer Montana Agate 8mm round Semiprecious Gemstone Beads.  Montana Agate is a very unique stone bead that has a variety of white, black, gray, and cream colors.  Our Montana Agate is very high quality with a nice polish and good shape.

Montana Agate Semiprecious Gemstone Beads





We are happy to now offer Flower Agate 8mm round Semiprecious Gemstone Beads.  Flower Agate is going to be a great stone for your next project.  It has a variety of beautiful colors you can pull out of it with the right accent beads. Our Flower Agate is very high quality with a nice polish and good shape.

Flower Agate Semiprecious Gemstone Beads





We are happy to now offer Red Map Jasper 8mm round Semiprecious Gemstone Beads.  Red Map Jasper is a very pretty stone bead that offers some nice red veining on a mostly white or cream colored stone.  Our Red Map Jasper is very high quality with a nice polish and good shape.

Red Map Jasper Semiprecious Gemstone Beads


Honeycomb Hex Beads are now available in 188 Colors

Posted by Rod Connors on 6/18/2018 to News

We just added even more colors of Honeycomb Hex Beads and now have 188 colors.  Honeycomb Hex Beads are a new 2-hole bead made in the Czech Republic out of beautiful Czech Glass.  Honeycomb Hex Beads are approximately 6mm in diamater and 3mm thick.  The honeycomb hex beads will work great with many of the other 2-hole beads and seed beads.  You can use them with many of the popular seed bead and 2-hole jewelry patterns. We hope you enjoy the new honeycomb beads and have fun creating with them.

Silver Splash Cobalt Czech Glass Honeycomb Hex BeadsSilver Splash Turquoise Blue Czech Glass Honeycomb Hex BeadsSilver Splash Aqua Czech Glass Honeycomb Hex Beads


MINI Diamonduo Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 4/1/2018 to News

MINI DiamonDuo Beads are made in the Czech Republic out of beautiful Czech Glass.  MINI DiamonDuo Beads are one of the newest 2 hole beads around.  You are going to love using MINI DiamonDuo Beads in your beaded jewelry designs.  MINI DiamonDuo Beads have a flat bottom and a slightly pointed top.  They are approximately 6mm by 4mm.  They are sold in packs of 5 Grams.  Each 5 Gram pack of MINI DiamonDuo Beads contains approximately 68 Beads and will work great in today's popular beaded jewelry patterns.

Matte Golden Iris MINI DiamonDuo BeadsAztec Gold MINI DiamonDuo BeadsPrismatic Phoenix MINI DiamonDuo Beads

Elegance Lamps

Posted by Rod Connors on 4/1/2018 to News

One of our customers, Crystal Hayes, creates absolutely beautiful lamps.  She offers them for sale on her website, www.elegancelamps.com.

Elegance Lamps caters to the discriminating lighting aficionados seeking authentic, quality hand-made products and one-of-a-kind design.  At Elegance Lamps, quality matters. Our antique lamps are restored using new UL Listed parts and are wired by a certified electrician for safety and peace of mind.  Our exclusive fabric lampshades are constructed with the highest quality materials available.  Each shade is fully-lined and hand sewn using the finest silks. Authentic antique and vintage appliques and trims are hand selected for authenticity, originality, and with a profound appreciation for the preservation of historic textiles.  The "Modern Materials" lamps are created using the same high-quality handmade construction techniques as Antique & Vintage Lamps, yet offer a combination of modern and vintage textiles that allow for an affordable yet unique lighting experience.  
Antique & Vintage, Modern Materials, and Steampunk lamps are available in our online gallery. Custom lampshades in any style can be created upon request.

Elegance Lamps

New 10x12mm Czech Glass 3-Petal Flower Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 2/27/2018 to News

More Miyuki Czech Unions Size 8 Seed Beads Just Added

Posted by Rod Connors on 2/1/2018 to News

Miyuki Size 8 Unions are Miyuki Japanese Glass Seed Beads that are coated with beautiful Czech Glass finishes.  Union Seed Beads are extremely uniform in size, shape, and color.  Miyuki Unions are Size 8 which is also known as #8 seed beads or 8/0 seed beads.  This size measurement term for seed beads basically means it takes about 8 of these seed beads side to side to equal an inch.  Miyuki Size 8 Unions will work great with all of our Czech Glass Beads.  You can use them in all of your favorite jewelry patterns.  There are approximately 325 seed beads in a 7.5 gram package.

Chalk Opaque Sunset Matte Miyuki Czech Unions Size 8Lava Red Miyuki Czech Unions Size 8Jet California Green Miyuki Czech Unions Size 8



Honeycomb Hex Beads - Now 149 Colors!

Posted by Rod Connors on 11/5/2017 to News

We just added even more colors of Honeycomb Hex Beads and now have 149 colors.  Honeycomb Hex Beads are a new 2-hole bead made in the Czech Republic out of beautiful Czech Glass.  Honeycomb Hex Beads are approximately 6mm in diamater and 3mm thick.  The honeycomb hex beads will work great with many of the other 2-hole beads and seed beads.  You can use them with many of the popular seed bead and 2-hole jewelry patterns. We hope you enjoy the new honeycomb beads and have fun creating with them.

Aqua Orange Rainbow Czech Glass Honeycomb Hex BeadsTurquoise Blue Travertine Dark Czech Glass Honeycomb Hex BeadsBronze Copper Czech Glass Honeycomb Hex Beads



Czech Glass Kite Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 8/13/2017 to News

We are now offering Czech Glass Kite Beads.  Kite Beads are some of the newest 2 hole beads available.  Kite Beads are 9mm by 5mm in size. They are sold in packs of 7.5 grams which contain approximately 35 beads. Kite beads are made out of beautiful Czech Glass and will work great with many of the popular seed bead jewelry making patterns!

Turquoise Green Dark Travertine Kite BeadsChalk Purple Vega Kite BeadsRed Travertine Czech Glass Kite Beads




GEKKO Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 5/28/2017 to News

Now offering over 100 colors of GEKKO Beads.  They have a horizontal hole drilled through the top of the bead.  GEKKOS are similar to Dragon Scale Beads.  The main differences between GEKKO beads and Dragon Scale Beads are the direction of the hole and the thickness of the bead at the top.  GEKKO Beads are 3mm by 5mm in size. They are sold in packs of 5 grams which contain approximately 96 beads. GEKKO beads are imported directly from the Czech Republic.  They are made out of beautiful Czech Glass and will work great with many of the popular seed bead jewelry making patterns!

Crystal Sunset Full Matte GEKKO BeadsJet Celsian Full Czech Glass GEKKO BeadsCrystal Magic Blue Czech Glass GEKKO BeadsChalk Lazure Blue Gekko Beads





NIB-BIT Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 2/16/2017 to News

NIB-BIT Czech Glass Beads will make a great addition to your next beading project. These NIB-BIT Beads have 2 holes going through them. They are 6mm by 5mm in size. They are sold in packs of 7.5 grams that contain approximately 45 beads. Czech Glass NIB-BIT beads work great with many of the popular seed bead patterns.  We hope you enjoy them!

Crystal Red Luster NIB-BIT Czech Glass BeadsCrystal Silver Rainbow NIB-BIT Czech Glass BeadsChalk Full Apricot NIB-BIT Czech Glass Beads




Czech Glass 4mm Pearls

Posted by Rod Connors on 2/7/2017 to News

We just added some beautiful Czech Glass 4mm Pearl Beads.  These 4mm Pearls are very nice quality beads with very rich colors.  They are very uniform in size and we think you are going to really enjoy working with these pearls.  Our Czech Glass 4mm Pearl Beads are imported from the Czech Republic and are sold by the strand.  Each strand is approximately 18 inches long with approximately 116 pearls!

Champagne 4mm Czech Glass Pearl Beads


CzechMates Crescent Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 1/6/2017 to News

CzechMates Crescent Czech Glass Beads will make a great addition to your next beading project. These Crescent  Beads have 2 holes going through them. They are 10mm by 3mm in size. They are sold in packs of 7.5 grams that contain approximately 58 beads. Czech Glass Crescent beads work great with many of the popular seed bead patterns.  We hope you enjoy them!

Bronze Copper Czech Glass Crescent BeadsLuster Iris Amethyst Czech Glass Crescent BeadsJet Matte Bronze Vega Czech Glass Crescent Beads



Czech Glass 6x4mm Pearl Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 12/29/2016 to News

We just added some beautiful Czech Glass 6x4mm Pearl Beads.  These 6x4mm Pearls are very nice quality beads with very rich colors.  They are very uniform in size and we think you are going to really enjoy working with these pearls.  Our Czech Glass 6x4mm Pearl Beads are imported directly from the Czech Republic and are sold by the strand.  Each strand is approximately 18 inches long with approximately 80 pearl beads!

Antique Gold 4x6mm Czech Glass Rice Pearls



2x3mm Micro Spacer Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 11/6/2016 to News

2x3mm Czech Glass Faceted Micro Spacer Beads are some of the newest Czech Glass Beads available. These tiny micro rondelle beads look beautiful and will work great in your next jewelry design. 2x3mm Czech Glass Faceted Micro Spacer Beads are made in the Czech Republic out of beautiful Czech Glass. They are approximately 2x3mm in size. Each package of 2x3mm Faceted Micro Spacer Beads has approximately 85 beads. They tiny spacer beads will work great with many of the popular seed bead jewelry patterns.

California Gold Rush 2x3mm Micro Spacer Faceted Czech Glass BeadsFull Vitrail 2x3mm Micro Spacer Faceted Czech Glass BeadsFull Labrador 2x3mm Micro Spacer Faceted Czech Glass Beads



DUETS

Posted by Rod Connors on 11/3/2016 to News

We just added the new Duets Superduo Beads.  Duets are comprised of two different glass colors which are fused together and then coated to create an unbelievable dual color effect. They can be used on their own or paired together with other matching or contrasting SUPERDUO Beads.  Many of these colors are just amazing!  We think you are going to love using the new Duet Superduo Beads in your jewelry designs.

Black and White Duet Superduo BeadsNavy and Ivory Matte Superduo Duets BeadsBlack and White Red Luster Duets Superduo Beads



Cat's Eye Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 11/2/2016 to News

New Bead Caps

Posted by Rod Connors on 10/14/2016 to News

Bead Caps are great for adding extra style and a special finishing touch to your next piece of beaded jewelry. Bead Caps are designed to go on one side or both sides of a bead. You can stack different bead caps together to create an even more unique piece of jewelry. Here is some information on Bead Cap Sizing Information and jewelry design help. The first number on the bead cap will be how deep or tall a bead cap is. The second number on the bead cap will be the diameter or how wide the bead cap is. When we refer to diameter of bead caps we refer to the outside diameter. We are often asked what size bead cap to use for a certain size bead. The answer depends on the look you want the bead cap to create. If you have a 12mm bead and you put a bead cap on each end that is 12mm in diameter, those bead caps will stick out as far as the bead does. The bead caps will end up covering much of the bead and the bead caps will be the focus instead of the bead. Sometimes this is the desirable way to present certain bead caps but sometimes it is not. If you want this bead to be the focus you would use a bead cap with a smaller diameter. You could use a 10mm, 8mm, or even a 6mm bead cap in this case. Now on the other hand if you are just using one bead cap and you want to create a wrap around type of effect, you would use a larger bead cap. A 14mm or 16mm bead cap would be a great bead cap to use for this purpose. 

Antique Sp Square Bead Caps



Delica Seed Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 9/21/2016 to News

We just added over 50 new colors of Miyuki Delica Size 11 Seed Beads and are now offering over 200 colors!  Miyuki Size 11 Delica Seed Beads are extremely uniform in size, shape, and color.  Miyuki Delica Seed Beads are Size 11 which is also known as #11 seed beads or 11/0 seed beads.  This size measurement term for seed beads basically means it takes about 11 of these seed beads side to side to equal an inch.  You can use Miyuki Delica Seed Beads in your favorite jewelry patterns.  There are approximately 1600 seed beads in a 7.5 gram package.

Silk Inside Dyed Flamingo Delica Size 11 Seed BeadsSilk Inside Dyed Shell AB Miyuki Delica Size 11 Seed BeadsSilk Inside Dyed Aqua Green AB Miyuki Delica Size 11 Seed Beads


DiamonDuo Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 8/11/2016 to News

Czech Glass DiamonDuo Beads are made by in the Czech Republic out of beautiful Czech Glass.  DiamonDuo Beads are some of the newest 2 hole beads around.  You are going to love using DiamonDuo Beads in your beaded jewelry designs.  DiamonDuo Beads have a flat bottome and slightly pointed top.  They are approximately 8mm by 5mm.  They are sold in packs of 7.5 grams that contain approximately 50 beads and will work great in today's popular beaded jewelry patterns.

Antique Chrome Czech Glass DiamonDuo BeadsTurquoise Bronze Czech Glass DiamonDuo BeadsCoral Bronze Czech Glass DiamonDuo Beads


Fancy Jasper Semiprecious Gemstone Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 8/4/2016 to News

We are happy to now offer 9 sizes of Fancy Jasper Semiprecious Gemstone Beads.  We have Fancy Jasper in 4mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm and 12mm Rounds.  We also have Fancy Jasper in 13x18mm Puff Ovals, 12x16mm Puff Rectangles, and 2 sizes of Irregular Chips.  Fancy Jasper is a beautiful natural stone that has a variety of greens, reds, and yellows.  Our Fancy Jasper is very high quality with a nice polish and good shape.

Fancy Jasper Semiprecious Gemstone Beads



Candy Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 7/1/2016 to News

Czech Glass Candy Beads are made by Preciosa in the Czech Republic out of beautiful Czech Glass.  Candy Beads are some of the newest 2 hole beads around.  You are going to love using Candy Beads in your jewelry designs because they are a great fit.  Candy Beads have a low profile slightly domed design.  They are approximately 8mm in diameter and 4.7mm high.  Candy Beads have a flat bottom that is just a little rounded at the edges.  They are sold in packs of 25 beads and will work great in today's popular beaded jewelry patterns.

Terracotta Purple Czech Glass Candy BeadsJet Hematite Czech Glass Candy BeadsPastel Petrol Czech Glass Candy Beads



189 Colors of Czech Glass MiniDuo Beads are now available!

Posted by Rod Connors on 5/26/2016 to News
 
We just added even more colors of Czech Glass Miniduo Beads and have the largest selection of Miniduo Beads available online.  We now have 189 colors of Czech Glass Mini Superduo Beads!  The color options are amazing on these mini superduo beads.  Miniduo Beads are similar to Superduo Beads but 20% smaller.  Czech Glass MiniDuo Beads will allow for even more intricate bead work.  We hope you enjoy the beautiful new colors and have fun creating with them.

Metallic Suede Blue Czech Glass MiniDuo BeadsYellow Bronze Picasso Czech Glass MiniDuo BeadsMetallic Suede Gold Czech Glass MiniDuo Beads


Miyuki Czech Unions Size 8 Seed Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 5/25/2016 to News

Miyuki Size 8 Unions are Miyuki Japanese Glass Seed Beads that are coated with beautiful Czech Glass finishes.  Union Seed Beads are extremely uniform in size, shape, and color.  Miyuki Unions are Size 8 which is also known as #8 seed beads or 8/0 seed beads.  This size measurement term for seed beads basically means it takes about 8 of these seed beads side to side to equal an inch.  Miyuki Size 8 Unions will work great with all of our Czech Glass Beads.  You can use them in all of your favorite jewelry patterns.  There are approximately 325 seed beads in a 7.5 gram package.

Funky Wine Size 8 Miyuki Czech Unions Seed BeadsFunky Purple Size 8 Miyuki Czech Unions Seed BeadsAluminum Size 8 Miyuki Czech Unions Seed Beads



Miyuki Czech Unions Size 6 Seed Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 5/25/2016 to News

Miyuki Size 6 Unions are Miyuki Japanese Glass Seed Beads that are coated with beautiful Czech Glass finishes.  Union Seed Beads are extremely uniform in size, shape, and color.  Miyuki Unions are Size 6 which is also known as #6 seed beads or 6/0 seed beads.  This size measurement term for seed beads basically means it takes about 6 of these seed beads side to side to equal an inch.  Miyuki Size 6 Unions will work great with all of our Czech Glass Beads.  You can use them in all of your favorite jewelry patterns.  There are approximately 95 seed beads in a 7.5 gram package.

Funky Copper Size 6 Miyuki Czech Unions Seed BeadsVintage Copper Size 6 Miyuki Czech Unions Seed BeadsFunky Blue Size 6 Miyuki Czech Unions Seed Beads


Calcite Gemstone Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 5/13/2016 to News

Miyuki Czech Unions Size 11 Seed Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 5/1/2016 to News

Miyuki Size 11 Unions are Miyuki Japanese Glass Seed Beads that are coated with beautiful Czech Glass finishes.  Union Seed Beads are extremely uniform in size, shape, and color.  Miyuki Unions are Size 11 which is also known as #11 seed beads or 11/0 seed beads.  This size measurement term for seed beads basically means it takes about 11 of these seed beads side to side to equal an inch.  Miyuki Size 11 Unions will work great with all of our Czech Glass Beads.  You can use them in all of your favorite jewelry patterns.  There are approximately 800 seed beads in a 7.5 gram package.

Funky Purple Size 11 Miyuki Czech Unions Seed BeadsFunky Apple Size 11 Miyuki Czech Unions Seed BeadsChalk Blue Luster Size 11 Miyuki Czech Unions Seed Beads


Nebula Superduo Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 4/23/2016 to News

Miyuki Tila and Half Tila in Silk Colors

Posted by Rod Connors on 2/26/2016 to News

Grooved Tile Beads - Groovy Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 2/4/2016 to News

Czech Glass Grooved Tile Beads are also known as Groovy Beads.  They are a new 2-hole bead made in the Czech Republic out of beautiful Czech Glass.  Grooved Tile Beads are approximately 6mm in diamater and 3mm thick.  They have a groove on the top and the bottom of the bead.  Groovy Beads will work great with many of the other 2-hole beads and seed beads and you can use them in almost any jewelry pattern you would use regular tile beads in.

Chalk Blue Czech Glass Grooved Tile Beads - Groovy BeadsCrystal Graphite Rainbow Czech Glass Grooved Tile Beads - Groovy BeadsJet California Gold Rush Czech Glass Grooved Tile Beads - Groovy Beads



New 8mm Semiprecious Gemstone Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 1/30/2016 to News

We added many new beautiful stones to our collection of semiprecious gemstone beads.  The new stones are Apatite, Calcite, Smoky Quartz, Brecciated Jasper, Prehnite, Chrysocolla, Kyanite, Blue Chalcedony, and two different types of Tourmaline.  The new semiprecious gemstone beads are very beautiful and we think you are going to love working with them.  We are a direct importer of semiprecious gemstone beads and offer our stones in full length 16 inch strands that have approximately 50 beads per strand.

Kyanite 8mm Semiprecious Gemstone Round BeadsTourmaline 8mm Semiprecious Gemstone BeadsBlue Chalcedony 8mm Semiprecious Gemstone Round Beads



Ruby Zoisite Gemstone Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 1/24/2016 to News

Silky Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 1/3/2016 to News

We just added over 100 colors of beautiful Czech Glass Silky Beads.  Silky Beads have 2 holes diagonally drilled through the bead which produces a diamond shaped bead.  One side of the silky bead is flat and the other side has a ridge.  This gives Silky Beads a unique look.  Silky Beads are made in the Czech Republic out of pressed Czech Glass.  They are approximately 6mm in size and 3mm thick.  Each pack of Silky Beads contains approximately 40 beads.

Chalk Lazure Blue Silky BeadsCrystal Bronze Fire RedAlexandrite AB Silky Beads




10 New Colors of Czech Glass Half Moon Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 1/2/2016 to News

We just added 10 new colors of Czech Glass Half Moon Beads.  Half Moon Beads were first released with a limited color selection and now new colors are available.  We have some beautiful Turquoise Colors, Aztec Gold, and a couple beautiful Crystal Rainbow Colors.  Half Moon Beads are made out of beautiful Czech Glass. Czech Glass Half Moon Beads are 8mm by 4mm and approximately 3mm thick.

Turquoise Lumi Czech Glass Half Moon BeadsAztec Gold Czech Glass Half Moon BeadsCoral Red Lumi Czech Glass Half Moon Beads



Honeycomb Hex Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 11/8/2015 to News

Honeycomb Hex Beads are a new 2-hole bead made in the Czech Republic out of beautiful Czech Glass.  Honeycomb Hex Beads are approximately 6mm in diamater and 3mm thick.  The honeycomb hex beads will work great with many of the other 2-hole beads and seed beads.  You can use them with many of the popular seed bead and 2-hole jewelry patterns. We hope you enjoy the new honeycomb beads and have fun creating with them.

Chalk Lazure Blue Czech Glass Honeycomb Hex BeadsCrystal Graphite Rainbow Czech Glass Honeycomb Hex BeadsJet AB Czech Glass Honeycomb Hex Beads



All Cloisonne Beads are being Closed Out

Posted by Rod Connors on 9/9/2015 to News

Natural Tiger Eye Semiprecious Gemstone Beads Now Available

Posted by Rod Connors on 8/26/2015 to News

Yellow Matrix Jasper also known as Yellow Turquoise is now available!

Posted by Rod Connors on 8/25/2015 to News

Our Semiprecious Gemstone Beads are in Stock!

Posted by Rod Connors on 8/20/2015 to News

We just received several large shipments of semiprecious gemstone beads and are happy to have almost all of our stone beads in stock and ready to ship.  We have been specializing in semiprecious gemstone beads for 10 years now.  We offer very high quality semiprecious stone beads at very low prices.  If there is a stone you have been waiting for it is probably in stock now.  However, our stone beads go fast so don't wait too long.

Ocean Jasper 8mm Semiprecious Gemstone Round BeadsDragon Blood Jasper 8mm Semiprecious Gemstone Round BeadsAmazonite 18x25mm Semiprecious Puff Oval BeadsPicasso Jasper 12x8mm Semiprecious Gemstone Puff Rondelle Beads


New Closeout Beads Available

Posted by Administrator on 8/8/2015 to News

Beads On Sale for August

Posted by Rod Connors on 8/2/2015 to News

3x2mm Glass Crystal Rondelle Beads - More Colors & More Affordable!

Posted by Rod Connors on 8/1/2015 to News

We just got in a huge shipment of small 3x2mm glass crystal rondelle beads!  We now have more colors of our 3x2mm glass crystal rondelle beads and we made them more affordable!  You can now get a full strand of these for only $1.95.  You get approximately 150 crystal beads per strand and they look great.  We think you will really enjoy working with these affordable beautiful glass crystal rondelle beads.    

Smk Quartz Sparkle AB 3x2mm Glass Crystal Rondelle BeadsGold 3x2mm Glass Crystal Rondelle Beads


2.5x1.5mm Glass Crystal Mini Rondelles - We Have Them!

Posted by Rod Connors on 7/23/2015 to News

We are very happy to bring you the smallest glass crystal rondelle beads available in the beading world!  These faceted glass crystal mini rondelles are approximately 2.5mm tall and 1.5mm wide.  Kim was working on a jewelry pattern featured in Beadwork and advised me there was a little crystal rondelle bead mentioned in one of the articles and we did not have it.  She told me there was a beautiful bracelet called Paragon Cuff by Michelle Heim which referenced 2.5x1.5mm crystal rondelles.  I did some searching online and could not locate these crystals anywhere.  I contacted several of the distributors we work with and none of them had them.  I finally got lucky and was able to get one of the factories we work with to make them for us.  The 2.5x1.5mm glass crystal mini rondelles just came in and they look beautiful.  We have 15 colors right now and we hope you love them.  The 2.5x1.5mm glass crystal rondelles may also be seen in some patterns as 1.5x2mm but the actual size is closer to 1.5x2.5mm.  They come on strands that are approximately 16 inches long with approximately 200 mini rondelles per strand.    

Caribbean 2.5x1.5mm Glass Crystal Mini Rondelle BeadsJet Black AB 2.5x1.5mm Glass Crystal Mini Rondelle BeadsPurple Sparkle AB 2.5x1.5mm Glass Crystal Mini Rondelle BeadsPink 2.5x1.5mm Glass Crystal Mini Rondelle Beads



New Colors of Czech Glass Brick Beads are now available

Posted by Rod Connors on 7/15/2015 to News

We are happy to have even more colors of beautiful Czech Glass Brick Beads now available.  We are now offering several Halo Bricks and Matte Finish Bricks.  CzechMates Brand Czech Glass Beads will make a great addition to your next beading project. These brick beads have 2 holes going through them and will be great for many seed bead projects. Czech Glass Brick Beads are a 3mm by 6mm rectangle that is approximately 3mm thick. They are sold in packs of 25 beads.

Halo Cherub CzechMates Czech Glass Brick BeadsHalo Madder Rose CzechMates Czech Glass Brick BeadsJet Matte Czech Glass Brick Beads



More Colors of 6x4mm Glass Crystal Rondelle Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 7/15/2015 to News

We are happy to have even more colors of high quality multi-faceted 6x4mm glass crystal rondelle beads available.  These small glass crystal beads are very affordable and look beautiful.  The new colors of 6x4mm Glass Crystal Rondelle Beads are Stellar AB and Montana Blue Sparkle AB.  They are available in sample packs of 1 dozen beads or by the strand.  Strands are approximately 16" long with approximately 100 beads!

Stellar AB 6x4mm Glass Crystal Rondelle BeadsMontana Blue Sparkle AB 6x4mm Glass Crystal Rondelle Beads


More Superduo Beads - Now Over 125 Colors!

Posted by Rod Connors on 7/11/2015 to News

Matubo Size 8 Seed Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 7/3/2015 to News

We just added a large selection of Czech Glass Matubo Size 8 Seed Beads.  These seed beads are made from Czech Glass and the colors are so rich and beautiful!  Matubo Size 8 Seed Beads are larger than size 11 seed beads but smaller than size 6 seed beads. Matubo Size 8 Seed Beads are sold in 7.5 gram packs that contain approximately 255 beads.

Rosaline Capri Gold Matubo Size 8 Seed BeadsOpaque Green Picasso Matubo Size 8 Seed BeadsJet Vitrail Matubo Size 8 Seed Beads



New Czech Glass 3mm Pearl Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 6/27/2015 to News

We just added some beautiful Czech Glass 3mm Pearl Beads.  These 3mm Pearls are very nice quality beads with very rich colors.  They are very uniform in size and we think you are going to really enjoy working with these pearls.  Our Czech Glass 3mm Pearl Beads are imported directly from the Czech Republic and are sold by the strand.  Each strand is approximately 18 inches long with approximately 150 pearl beads!

Antique Pink Czech Glass 3mm Pearl BeadsLatte Czech Glass 3mm Pearl BeadsBrown Satin Czech Glass 3mm Pearl Beads


New Swarovski Colors in 3mm, 4mm, and 6mm Bicones

Posted by Rod Connors on 6/22/2015 to News
New Swarovski Colors in 3mm, 4mm, and 6mm Bicones Just Added!

We just added 4 new colors of Swarovski Crystal Bicones in 3mm, 4mm, and 6mm sizes.  The new colors of Swarvoski Bicones are really beautiful and like all Swarovski Crystals they have that special shine!  The new colors of Swarovski Crystal Bicones are Metallic Sunshine, Crystal Paradise Shine, Blush Rose, and Smoky Mauve.  We hope you enjoy them!

Metallic Sunshine Swarovski Crystal BiconesParadise Shine Swarovski Crystal BiconesBlush Rose Swarovski Crystal BiconesSmoky Mauve Swarovski Crystal Bicones


New Czech Glass 12mm Pyramid Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 6/20/2015 to News

Czech Glass 12mm Pyramid Stud Beads have 2 Holes going through the base of the bead.  12mm Pyramids are made out of beautiful Czech Glass. These 12mm Pyramid Stud Beads will make a great addition to your next beading project. These pyramid beads will be great for many seed bead projects. Czech Glass 12mm Pyramid Beads are sold in packs of 10 beads. We hope you enjoy them!

Jet AB Czech Glass 12mm Pyramid Stud BeadsCrystal Capri Gold Czech Glass 12mm Pyramid Stud BeadsJet Picasso Czech Glass Half Moon Beads







Czech Glass 12mm Hex Pyramid Beads have 2 Holes going through the base of the bead.  12mm Hex Pyramids are made out of beautiful Czech Glass. These 12mm Hex Pyramid Beads will make a great addition to your next beading project. These pyramid beads will be great for many seed bead projects. Czech Glass 12mm Hex Pyramid Beads are sold in packs of 10 beads. We hope you enjoy them!

Crystal Apricot Czech Glass 12mm Hex Pyramid BeadsCrystal Labrador Czech Glass 12mm Hex Pyramid BeadsTravertine Red Brown Czech Glass 12mm Hex Pyramid Beads


Miyuki Fringe Drop Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 6/17/2015 to News

Bead3 Newsletter - New Colors of Superduos, 2mm FP, & More

Posted by Rod Connors on 6/11/2015 to News
June 11, 2015 Bead3 Newsletter

In this issue:
1) New Superduo Colors
2) New 2mm Czech Fire-Polish Colors
3) New Rose Petal Colors
4) New O-Bead Colors
5) New 2-Hole Tile Bead Colors

More Czech Glass Superduo Beads Just Added

Posted by Rod Connors on 6/8/2015 to News

We have just added many more colors of Superduo Beads.  Some of these new colors are the Halo Superduo Beads and Picasso Superduo Beads.  We also added more of the Crystal Superduo Beads.  The colors on these Czech Glass Superduo Beads are absolutely beautiful and they are made of Czech Glass.

Lemon Picasso Czech Glass Superduo BeadsRuby Picasso Czech Glass Superduo BeadsOpaque Green Picasso Czech Glass Superduo Beads


Czech Glass Mini Superduo Beads are now available!

Posted by Rod Connors on 6/5/2015 to News

We now have 185 colors of MiniDuo Beads available.  Czech Glass MiniDuo Beads are also known as Mini Superduo Beads.  MiniDuo Beads are everything you love about Superduo Beads just mini-sized!  Czech Glass MiniDuo Beads are approximately 2mm by 4mm which is about 20% smaller than regular superduo Beads.  MiniDuo Beads are extremely cute and you are going to love working with them.  Czech Glass MiniDuo Beads are sold in packs of 7.5 grams and each pack contains approximately 150 Czech Glass MiniDuo Beads.

Crystal Magic Red Yellow Czech Glass Mini Superduo BeadsCrystal Full Amber Czech Glass Mini Superduo BeadsCrystal Magic Violet Grey Czech Glass Mini Superduo Beads

Czech Glass Half Moon Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 5/31/2015 to News

Czech Glass Half Moon Beads are made out of beautiful Czech Glass. Czech Glass Half Moon Beads will make a great addition to your next beading project. These half moon beads have 2 holes going through them and will be great for many seed bead projects. Czech Glass Half Moon Beads are 8mm by 4mm and approximately 3mm thick. They are sold in packs of 25 beads. Czech Glass Half Moon Beads are a brand new addition to the Czech Glass Beading World.  We hope you enjoy them!

Jet Bronze Czech Glass Half Moon BeadsTerracotta Copper Czech Glass Half Moon BeadsJet Picasso Czech Glass Half Moon Beads

CzechMates Bricks - Czech Glass Brick Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 5/23/2015 to News

CzechMates Brick Beads are made out of Czech Glass. Czech Glass Brick Beads will make a great addition to your next beading project. These brick beads have 2 holes going through them and will be great for many seed bead projects. Czech Glass Brick Beads are a 3mm by 6mm rectangle that is approximately 3mm thick. They are sold in packs of 25 beads. They are similar to Miyuki Half-Tila beads but are a little bigger and much thicker.  The toughest thing about them is picking just three of them to showcase here because they are all so amazing!

Picasso Opaque Olive CzechMates Czech Glass Brick BeadsOpaque Rose Gold Topaz Luster CzechMates Czech Glass Brick BeadsPersian Turquoise Picasso CzechMates Czech Glass Brick Beads

New Closeout Beads Just Added

Posted by Rod Connors on 5/19/2015 to News

New Czech Glass 8x13mm 5-Petal Trumpet Flower Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 5/13/2015 to News

O-Beads are Now Available!

Posted by Rod Connors on 5/5/2015 to News

We just added a huge selection of Czech Glass O-Beads!  O Beads are approximately 4mm wide and approximately 2mm thick.  They are great to use with many of the seed bead patterns and O-Beads also make great spacer beads.  They are imported directly from the Czech Republic and are made out of Czech Glass.

Topaz Vitrail Czech Glass O-BeadsJet Full Chrome Czech Glass O-BeadsPeridot Vitrail Matte Czech Glass O-Beads

New Antique SP Bead Caps & Cones

Posted by Rod Connors on 4/26/2015 to News

New 7x5mm Flower Cup Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 4/17/2015 to News

2mm Czech Glass Fire-Polished Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 4/14/2015 to News

Czech Glass Tile Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 4/4/2015 to News

Czech Glass Tile Beads will make a great addition to your next beading project. These tile beads have 2 holes going through them and will be great for many seed bead projects. Czech Glass Tile Beads are a 6mm square that is approximately 3mm thick. They are sold in packs of 25 beads. They are similar to Miyuki Tila beads but are a little bigger and much thicker.

Jet Chrome Full 6mm Czech Glass Tile BeadsCrystal Orange Rainbow 6mm Czech Glass Tile BeadsAlabaster Blue Luster 6mm Czech Glass Tile Beads

Moonlight Sparkles Bracelet & More New Kits

Posted by Rod Connors on 3/25/2015 to News

8x7mm Czech Glass Rose Petal Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 3/25/2015 to News

Rose Petal Beads are 8x7mm in size and are top-drilled.  The colors are just beautiful!  After you get done looking at them for awhile you will definitely be inspired to create something amazing!  They are imported directly from the Czech Republic and are made out of Czech Glass.

Crystal Magic Green 8x7mm Czech Glass Rose Petal BeadsCrystal Golden Rainbow 8x7mm Czech Glass Rose Petal BeadsCrystal Magic Orchid 8x7mm Czech Glass Rose Petal Beads

Jet California Gold Rush Beads are Here!

Posted by Rod Connors on 3/13/2015 to News

There is just something about these beads.  The Jet California Gold Rush Colors just look so beautiful together.  After we got our first bead in, we knew we had to have them all!  We now have 9 different styles of beads in the Jet California Gold Rush color scheme.  These beads come directly from the Czech Republic and look amazing.  We now have Superduos, Studs, Lentils, Rizos, 4mm & 6mm Fire-Polished Rounds, Pips, Dragon Scale, and Tulip Beads in Jet California Gold Rush!  We hope you love them as much as we do!

Jet California Gold Rush Lentil BeadsJet California Gold Rush Pip BeadsJet California Gold Rush Tulip Beads

New Czech Glass Tulip Petal Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 3/12/2015 to News

Tulip Petal Beads are 4x6mm in size and are top-drilled.  They will work great with many of the popular seed bead patterns.  The colors are amazing!  These are imported directly from the Czech Republic and are made out of beautiful Czech Glass.  We have a beautiful selection of colors now available for your beading pleasure!

Crystal Marea Czech Glass Tulip Petal BeadsCrystal Orange Rainbow Czech Glass Tulip Petal BeadsJet Hematite Czech Glass Tulip Petal Beads

New Czech 6mm Fire-Polished Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 3/8/2015 to News

6mm Czech Glass Fire-Polished Beads are multi-faceted glass beads that work great with many jewelry designs.  6mm Czech Fire-Polished beads are about 1/4 inch in size.  The edges have been fire polished to make them smooth to the touch.  We have a beautiful selection of colors now available for your beading pleasure!

Crystal Sunset 6mm Czech Fire Polished BeadsCrystal Magic Orchid 6mm Czech Fire Polished BeadsCrystal Amber 6mm Czech Fire-Polished

4mm Czech Fire-Polished Beads in HOT New Colors!

Posted by Rod Connors on 3/6/2015 to News

4mm Czech Glass Fire-Polished Beads are multi-faceted and work great with many jewelry designs.  We have been offering 4mm Czech Fire-Polished beads for quite some time but we are excited about these new colors.  We will also be adding lots of new colors in 6mm Czech Fire-Polished soon!

Aztec Gold 4mm Czech Fire-PolishedCalifornia Gold Rush 4mm Czech Fire-PolishedCrystal Marea 4mm Czech Fire-Polished

Rizo Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 2/25/2015 to News

Czech Glass Rizo Beads are 6mm long and 2.5mm wide. Rizo Beads are a drop bead that has a rice shape. Rizo Beads work great with many seed bead patterns and designs. Rizo Beads are top-drilled with 1 hole going through the top of the bead. Rizo Beads are sold in packs of 7.5 grams that contain approximately 112 beads. Czech Glass Rizo Beads will make a great addition to your next beading project.

Crystal Vitrail Czech Glass Rizo BeadsCalifornia Gold Rush Rizo BeadsCrystal Magic Copper Czech Glass Rizo Beads

New Extra Long Magnetic Clasps

Posted by Rod Connors on 2/15/2015 to News

Extra Long Magnetic Clasps for Multi-Strand JewelryIn addition to our 5-strand, 3-strand and 1-strand magnetic clasps we now have 6-strand, 7-strand, 8-strand, 9-strand, and even 10-strand magnetic clasps!  Some of these super strong magnetic clasps are up to 55mm long.  That is over 2 inches!  Multi-strand bracelets are more popular than ever and we have a magnetic clasp that will be a great addition to your next jewelry project.


Click here to view all of our Magnetic Clasps


New Czech Glass Dragon Scale Beads

Posted by Rod Connors on 2/14/2015 to News
Czech Glass Dragon Scale Beads

Czech Glass Dragon Scale Beads

We just added 25 colors of New Czech Glass Dragon Scale Beads. Czech Glass Dragon Scale Beads will make a great addition to your next beading project. These Dragon Scale Beads are top-drilled with 1 hole going through the top of the bead. Dragon Scale Beads are 5mm long, 4mm wide, and 1.25mm thick. They are sold in packs of 50 beads. Dragon Scale Beads work great with many seed bead patterns.


Change is Good!

Posted by Kim Connors on 2/14/2015 to News
Change is good, that is my new mantra.  Rod and I have been selling beads, findings, and jewelry kits online for over 10 years now.  I have no idea where the time has gone, but it really has been 10 years!  As hard as I have tried to fight them, so many things have changed since we started.  Believe it or not we started BeadBuddies selling little beaded animals I was making.  It was slow going back then and materials were so hard to find.  The Internet was still relatively young and buying and selling online was a pretty new invention.