Saturday, September 13, 2014

Design Easy On Easy Off Jewelry With Lycra Ribbon Beading Cord

Making bracelets and necklaces with Lycra Ribbon provides many Easy On Easy Off design opportunities. The stretchy jersey material is sold by the foot and comes in over 40 pretty colors. It is easy to work with and quite versatile.

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There are a number of ways the ends can be finished with knots and / or beads. It is surprisingly compressible, fitting through beads with holes as small as 1.5mm. All you need is a pair of sharp scissors to get started. The ribbon does not fray and cuts cleanly. Click here to watch our Lycra Ribbon Tutorial and learn how to work with the Lycra Cord.
We have been having a great time working with the Lycra Ribbon. It takes a little practice but once you get the hang of it you will see the vast design possibilities to make fashion forward jewelry similar to recycled t-shirt jewelry and other jewelry made using fabrics, a hot trend in the industry right now. Share with us your unique design using the Lycra Ribbon Beading Cord at Happy Beading!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Beads Fit For A Queen! Chinese Crystal Beads for Jewlery Making very excited to introduce Tiaria Chinese Crystal Glass Beads. Our Tiaria Chinese crystal glass beads are made to imitate crystals in brightness, sparkle and facets. Most of our beads use a high temperature method to increase longevity. The quality of the Chinese Crystal Beads are about 65% of the quality of Swarovski Crystals at a considerably lower cost. We have a big selection of over 100 different types of Crystal Beads. We have beautiful Large Hole Rondelles which fit on our 5mm round leather and cork cords. The rest of our collection of Chinese Crystals are 8-inch strands of Designer Mixes - shapes and or colors put together to make it easier for you to create beautiful and unique jewelry.
You can make amazing and unique custom jewelry designs from beginner to advanced level projects.  Click here to see 12 beautiful design ideas we created to inspire your own.  Happy Beading!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Design Your Own Custom Sorority or Fraternity Bracelet
Greek Fraternity & Sorority Bracelets Design Ideas
Watch & Learn Leather Bracelet Tutorials
Materials for making Greek Fraternity & Sorority Bracelets
Select your Fraternity or Sorority Letters, choose either Regaliz or Flat Leather or Cork Beading Cord and a Regaliz or Flat Leather Clasp. Then add some Glue and possibly a Leather Cutter to your cart. Once your your materials arrive cut leather to size, add your Greek Letters and then Glue. Let your bracelet dry for about 30 minutes prior to wearing. Click here to see more Antelope Beads products to design your Greek Bracelet.

Monday, August 11, 2014

6 Sea Glass Earring Projects You Can Do!

Antelope Beads New Cultured Sea Glass Bead and Pendants make cute & inexpensive earrings. The Sea Glass beads are very light weight, silky to the touch and come in many colors so you can create your own unique combinations. Click here to see all 6 earring project ideas - instructions included!

These designs require few tools and most just require opening a few jump rings and tying a knot. We would love to see what you come up with!  Share your designs with us at and we will send you a $10 Off Coupon.

125+ Great New Antelope Beads Products for Fall Designs

125+ new products is just the start! Over the next several weeks we will be adding 100s of new leathers, components, beads and other jewelry making products to help you gear up for your fall jewelry designs. Click pic below to shop our first batch of new products. 

Click pic to shop over 125 new jewelry making products

Monday, August 4, 2014

Introducing Bulahan Large Hole Wood Beads

Antelope Beads exclusive beautiful and natural Bulahan Large Hole Wood Beads were custom designed for our Leather and Vegan Cork Beading Cords. The Large Hole Wood Beads come in 5 wood types: Bayong Wood, Jackfruit Wood, Robles Wood, Redwood and Tiger Ebony. We have many different styles that fit on our 3mm and 5mm Round Leather Cord, as well as our 5mm and 10mm Flat, and Mini Regaliz Leather and Cork Beading Cords.
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Click pic to shop by Type of Wood
Click pic to shop by Hole Size

Monday, July 28, 2014

Design...Enter..Win $100 in our latest design contest!

xx 1st Prize $100 Spree xx 2nd Prize $50 Spree xx 3rd Prize 5 Free Beads

Large Hole Design Contest Rules

Show off your jewelry designs featuring either Kazuri large hole slider ceramic beads or Samunnat polymer clay large hole slider beads and you could win a prize in our latest design contest. Take the challenge to move beyond your comfort zone and show us how creative you can be with these large hole slider beads. Try using the slider beads in new ways or use new-to-you materials, or create different themes. There's a wide range of possibilities and materials available to create unique necklaces, bracelets or earrings! This contest will be judged by prestigious international judges as described below. Although we can only choose one 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize - you are all winners in the hearts of the women of Kazuri and Samunnat. Plus, you are helping these women artisans' collectives thrive and giving the women a chance to foster their creative abilities, as well.

Contest Requirements:
  • Each design must contain at least one Kazuri or Sammunat large hole slider bead
  • No limit to number of designs entered
  • Technique and other materials used will be up to each entrant
  • Design Contest Deadline to submit your designs is August 28, 2014
  • Send your photos as JPEG files via e-mail to -
Designs will be shown on our Social Media Websites.

Entries will be judged by a prestigious international team:
Winner will be announced the first week of September