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  1. December 07, 2016

    Sometimes it's just about the bead

    As a bead designer who owns a wholesale bead company with my husband, I am surrounded by beads all day in my office. They stay with me mentally most other places as I work through designs in my head. Under those circumstances,  people…
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  2. December 05, 2016

    Our Czech Glass Garden blooms with more dazzling dahlias

    Backyard gardens in Jablonec — where the majority of our Czech beads and buttons are made individually or in small batches by traditional artisans– are not orderly cages of color…
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  3. November 23, 2016

    The perfect closing statement

    There are those who might suggest that Nirvana founder Nir Kronenberg‘s best business decision was inadvertently a personal one. At the time of their marriage, even his bride Cynthia Shanti Moralez didn’t recognize how remarkably her…
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  4. November 09, 2016

    What does it take find new possibilities in Old World processes?

    How does Nirvana Beads create new, exclusive and exciting designs in Czech Glass using shapes and techniques that predate our great grandparents? The…
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  5. October 19, 2016

    A Scribe is Born

    The word “artisan” officially joined plaid shirts in Brooklyn when McDonald’s launched their latest poultry product on an “artisan” roll. But marketing-speak be damned, artisans themselves have an…
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. August 11, 2014

    Jewelry Designs using Nirvana Beads

    Do you need ideas? Designed by Cecelia
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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