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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.

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

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

Moonlight Sparkles Bracelet & More New Kits

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

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


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. 

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.


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