Stories

  1. June 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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  2. 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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  3. January 23, 2017

    Fearless Sherry Serafini finds magic in Czech glass beads

    This is the first in Nirvana's occasional series sharing the inspiration and ideas of breakthrough designers. If you’d like us to consider your favorite designer – or you!  — send us an…
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  4. November 02, 2012

    Storm Stories from the Bead Salesman

    An anecdote on how Amal, our West Coast Salesman, survived and out-ran Sandy Selling beads on the road is always an…
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