Hot New Glass Beads For Your Summer Beading Projects

Need some new inspiration for your summer beading projects? There are some great new Czech glass beads finding their way into local bead shops! I picked three of my favorites from York Beads  in New York City to share here on the Beading Daily blog — maybe you'll find a way to incorporate some of the into your next beaded jewelry making project.

Round glass druk beads are a staple in my beading collection, and I love these new 6mm melon beads from York Beads. With just a little bit of texture from the pressed glass detailing, or from the fancy frosted finish, these glass beads look like they'd add a lot of fun to any piece of beaded jewelry.
I've always loved the pressed glass flower cups, and now they come in my favorite antique metallic silver finish! Can you hear me swooning over these? They coordinate wonderfully with the Czech glass spikes, leaves, and mushroom button beads to add a soft touch to your beaded jewelry projects.
Last but not least, I love the look of bead-weaving with farfalle beads, and now they come in a rainbow of lovely etched colors! Some of the softer colors of these new glass beads look as though they're glowing from within — perfect for your romantic, elegant beaded bracelets and necklaces.

Czech pressed glass beads are so useful and versatile in creating outstanding designs, no doubt you'll agree when you look at the Indian Summer Bracelet Kit, the cover project from the August/September 2014 issue of Beadwork magazine. Using 6mm round glass beads and two colors of 2-hole seed beads, this beaded bracelet design would look lovely on any wrist. When you pre-order your bracelet kit now, you can also get the Beadwork Magazine Project Workshop video for this kit for FREE when you add both to your shopping cart! Get your Indian Summer Bracelet Kit and the instructional Beadwork Magazine Project Workshop video now, and enjoy these lazy summer days by stitching with your glass beads.

Do you have a new favorite glass bead? What are your predictions for the next hot glass bead trend? Leave a comment here on the Beading Daily blog and share your thoughts with us!

Bead Happy,


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