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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.

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



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


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 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