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  1. August 31, 2016

    Mercury Finish Beads

    We are delighted the editors of “Bead and Button” highlighted our new Mercury finish line as one of the best new products of the 2016 Bead and Button Show. We are always…
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  2. August 11, 2016

    Nirvana Beads is helping stray dogs in Mexico

    We are very happy to announce that Nirvana Beads has started to support a small nonprofit in Mexico dedicated to the welfare of stray dogs and cats. We are helping Ruben Morelos from “Ayuda a los que no…
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  3. July 08, 2016

    Nature and Architecture in Beads

    I found this enchanting passage in San Francisco, California.  I fell in love with how the greens of the plants and the color of the houses created a very interesting hue in the surroundings. These colors inspired me to do something similar…
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  4. June 30, 2016

    ANCIENT GREEK AND ROMAN GLASS, MEDIEVAL GLASS, AND RENAISSANCE GLASS

    Almost every year Nir and I travel to the Czech Republic to visit the factories that produce our beads and buttons. In one of our trips we visited the Museum of Glass and Jewellery in Jablonec Nad…
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  5. June 20, 2016

    Buttons from Jablonec, Czech Republic

    Almost every year Nir and I travel to the Czech Republic to visit the factories that produce our beads and buttons. In one of our trips we visited the Museum of Glass and Jewellery in…
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  6. May 12, 2016

    Czech Button Earrings

    By Cynthia Shanti Moralez One of the best parts of our work is the excitement of opening the boxes of Czech buttons and beads when they arrive from the artisans…
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  7. August 11, 2014

    Jewelry Designs using Nirvana Beads

    Do you need ideas? Designed by Cecelia
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  8. January 13, 2014

    2013 Contest Winner: Buttons

    BY CATHY CEDERLIND, BENTARA CREATIONS, GOLD RIVER, CA Cathy Cederlind is a Northern California Bead Artist located in the Sacramento…
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  9. January 10, 2014

    2013 Contest Winner: Necklace

    BY LESLIE SILK-CHAMPAGNE,SILK-CHAMPAGNE DESIGNS, PORTSMOUTH, NH I made this necklace using the…
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  10. January 10, 2014

    2013 Contest Winner: Piggy Beads

    BY LINDA GIEREK, GIEREK’S BEADS, SHIPSHEWANA, IN I am a free-spirited, simple gal, from a small community in Northern…
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  11. January 08, 2014

    2013 Contest Winner: Earrings

    STERLING SILVER BLOOM EARRINGS By Sue Vachon - Bella Beads, Meredith, NH Website: www.bellabeadsnh.com
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  12. October 07, 2013

    Updates from Burkina Faso

    Nirvana Beads is supporting a project in Burkina Faso (ESPRI-Moringa) which focuses on establishing a social entrepreneurship model of moringa leaf production to combat malnutrition, contribute to reforestation and create equitable livelihood…
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  13. August 02, 2013

    Bead

    Bead (noun) a small, usually round object of glass, wood, stone, or the like with a hole through it, often strung with others of its kind in necklaces, rosaries, etc. So innocent.…
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  14. August 01, 2013

    Czech Glass Buttons Production

    All Czech Glass buttons are handmade. Learn about the production process and the tools used in the production of these beautiful buttons 1 - MATERIALS These are the negatives used to make the molds for the…
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  15. August 01, 2013

    Where do all the beads go?

    Handling beads with the rest of the junkies day in, day out, the question often bubbles into my mind. There’s a solidity to them, after all–Crystal, Pandoras, Mother of Pearl—they…
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