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March 28, 2005

Artbeads.com
Weekly Coupon
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The Birthstone for April is Crystal
To see all the birthstone
colors, go to the Swarovski
Crystal section of our
web site.

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New! Paula Radke dichroic glass beads
Make sure you visit the Paula Radke dichroic glass section of our site. It is growing quickly, so check back weekly. This week we added a wide variety of amazing colors in rounds, tubes, and donuts. On Friday, April 1, watch for the stunning flat pendants in many shapes and colors. These make stunning earring components as well as necklace centerpieces. We are also adding the Paula Radke huge heart pendants. These are not to be missed and will go fast, so check back soon! To view our Paula Radke dichroic glass, go to the Glass Beads section of the web site.
New! Paula Radke dichroic glass beads
 
Specials of the week
We have received a lot of positive feedback since we began offering not one but three weekly specials! This week we offer our one-inch Endless Beading Hoop for only $0.49 each. These can be used as a quick and simple hoop earring; just slide your favorite beads on the hoop, and you are done! We are also offering two of our most popular charms this week: Our sterling silver Awareness Ribbon Charm for only $0.65 each, and our Picture Frame Pendant Charm for only $3.49 each! Support loved ones by combining the two on a necklace or charm bracelet to remind them of your constant support. Give one to your friend and keep one for yourself. This offer is ONLY for orders placed directly from our Specials of the Week page on our web site, and is only valid until 1pm (Pacific time), April 1, 2005. To purchase, click on the photo to the right or go to the Specials of the Week page of the web site.
Specials of the week
 
 
New! Swarovski additions
You asked, and we listened! We are adding three new colors in two of our most popular shapes of Swarovski Crystal Beads! We have added two versatile neutrals to the bicone list this week: Smoky Topaz and Morion. Both of these gorgeous colors come in 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8mm. We also included the Light Colorado Topaz to our faceted rounds. It is available in 4, 5, 6 and 8mm sizes for your convenience. To check them out go to the New Swarovski Additions section of our web site under Swarovski Beads or New Products.
 
 
Have you started shopping for Mother’s Day yet?
We offer lots of fun charms and message beads to tell her how much you appreciate her. Stuck for design ideas? Check out our always growing Ideas section. Maybe mom would like a Mother’s Bracelet with all of her children’s names on it, or a Message Necklace telling her of her love and beauty.
 
 
Celebrate spring!
Though some of us have gone our whole lives unaware, April is National Frog Month as well as National Garden Month. We would like to help you honor these with our wide variety of sterling silver charms. Make sure you visit the Animals and Insects section of our Sterling Silver Charms page to find all of our adorable frogs, butterflies, ladybugs and more! Combine those with some of our charms for the gardener to make a priceless gift for the gardener in your life. Let’s not forget the wide variety of flower pendants and beads in our Hill Tribe Silver section. Keep an eye on the Hill Tribe Silver, as we are adding a whole line of picture pendants on April 1. That will be followed with an impressive variety of beads, pendants, and spacers as the month goes on.
 
   
Ideas FAQ's
 
Artist: C.Kimura
 
Spring Swarovski Earrings
These delightful earrings will go perfectly with your spring wardrobe. To learn how to make them, go to the Ideas section of our web site and click on "Spring Swarovski Earrings" or just click on the photo above to go directly to the example on the web site.
 
Ideas
 
 
Q: What is dichroic glass and why do you only carry the Paula Radke line?

A: Dichroic simply means that the glass has more than one color. You will find that particularly true when the glass is viewed from different angles; it has beautiful, iridescent properties. Dichroic glass is made by heating hand-rolled sheet glass in a vacuum chamber. The chamber is heated to approximately 300 degrees and then metals such as silicon, magnesium and titanium are vaporized in a crucible with electronic beams. The vapors rise and grow on the glass as metal crystals. The resulting color is determined by the oxidation of the individual metals. The finished glass reflects differently on the surface than it does if light is allowed to pass through it. Therefore the items that we sell on clear glass will absorb and reflect light causing an iridescent rainbow effect. The same color against black glass offers a more metallic finish because the light is reflected back.

Due to the complexities of the process in which the dichroic glass beads are made, it is extremely difficult to find a reliable supplier who offers consistent products with similar colors. Paula Radke has been making glass for over 20 years. She has developed manufacturing techniques that allow her to produce consistent and beautiful designs time after time without ever compromising on quality. We love the Paula Radke line and hope you will too! For more helpful information go to the Resources section of the Learning Center and click on Info, or click below.

 
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