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  1. October 01, 2019

    Inspired Designs Using Roller Beads

    By Sarah Aube from
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  2. September 26, 2019

    Versatility with Faceted Dangle Drops

    Amy Haftkowycz from
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  3. July 15, 2019

    Inscribed with Soul: Etched Druk Beads, Featuring Designer Stacie Reed

    It’s all about texture When you pick up a Czech…
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  4. June 03, 2019

    Another winning design: Our etched design contest runner up

    Last month we introduced you to our etched bead jewelry design contest winner, Sabrina Finch. We had so many amazing submissions that we can't…
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  5. May 30, 2019

    SUN COINS, DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT, AND THE MUSE

    I’ll never forget the moment my first batch of goodies from Nirvana Beads arrived. The box was small but quite heavy, and when I opened it I saw rows of teal and red, the glint of light on faceted beads. They took my…
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  6. May 16, 2019

    Etched Bead Contest Winner

    Last month, we put out the call for your etched bead jewelry designs, and you answered! The submissions we received were all beautiful and original, so selecting a winner was no easy task. We chose this stunning necklace by designer…
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  7. March 31, 2019

    2019 Etched Bead Design Contest!

    Show us what you can do with Nirvana’s signature etched beads! The…
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  8. March 10, 2019

    From Glass Sculptures to Artistic Glass Beads

    If a tiny bead could talk, it would tell you many stories you could not have imagined. From ancient times, when glass was first created, to the moment when glass becomes a bead, a piece of glass has gathered on its…
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  9. October 11, 2018

    JEWELRY BY MAGGIE DYKZEUL

    JEWELRY BY MAGGIE DYKZEUL When designing the dangle drop earrings, what was your process in designing them and what about them sparked your creativity?
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  10. April 16, 2018

    Melon Beads Are "Boho Pearls"€ Worth Celebration

    Melon beads are like that guy in high school that you could always count on — a guy so consistent and dependable you forget to notice him in the parade of flashy bad boys and…
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  11. June 21, 2017

    Buttons Defy Time and Technology in Jablonec

    Every few months the ” buttons rumor” pops up again. The last Czech button presser is retiring/has retired and a century and a half of exquisite tradition is over. Fortunately, they’ve been wrong every time.…
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  12. April 07, 2017

    Color your world -- birds, beads and colorful possibilities

    One glass bead in the palm of your hand can harvest, hold and celebrate color. It can excite us, relax us or inspire us – sometimes all at the same time.For an artist, the challenge is to take that sweet solo and build it into a sweeping…
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  13. March 27, 2017

    Beads, beauty and global good guide Nirvana's Daniel Isner here and abroad

    Many people today write their own job descriptions – but none may be as diverse and meaningful as the ever-developing roles of Tennessee native Daniel Isner. It’s nearly impossible to coax Isner into talking about himself.…
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  14. March 10, 2017

    On the road again - Nirvana'€™s Shelley Ashley delights in delivering the exceptional- 

    To call her job “sales” is to seriously undersell what Shelley Ashley does for Nirvana Beads and her customers on her outreach journeys every spring and fall throughout the Southern and Midwestern United States. With Nirvana veteran Daniel…
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  15. March 01, 2017

    Versatile Dahlias are a designers' dream

    Some beads are ever-ready wildflowers – rugged, hardy, and plentiful  — while others are hothouse varieties, exquisite in their beauty but often temperamental and hard to handle. Don’t let the apparent delicacy and…
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