Last minute gift ideas you can buy online

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Looking for last minute gift ideas can be so stressful, but did you know you can give the gift of an online craft class? All classes are discounted now through Saturday, 12/26/2015, so shop NOW!

Craftsy has hundreds of online classes that you can purchase and give as gifts for mom or anyone interested in learning a something new!

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Give the gift of a learning a new beading or jewelry making technique!

Last minute gift ideas at Craftsy Online Classes

My favorite, of course are the jewelry classes! You can learn all the basics of jewelry making in the Jewelry Workshop class or select a more focussed skill from one of the 35 jewelry classes and it will be delivered right to your in box!

These online classes are so cool, you can learn at home and at your own pace by taking craft classes on a computer or mobile device.

Easy to follow HD video lessons give step by step instructions, materials needed and more.

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Learn wire wrapping, metalsmithing and so much more!

There are 35 different jewelry classes that will improve your skills and expand your abilities in the beading and jewelry craft. Learn how to:

  • Wire wrap stones
  • Soldering
  • Wire weaving
  • Silversmithing
  • Bezel setting
  • and so much more!!!

Not clear on one of the lessons? No problem, you can leave a question for the instructor and receive personalized instructions.

Learn something totally new from the convenience of home!
Learn something totally new from the convenience of home!

Learn a brand new craft or skill

In addition to jewelry classes there are thousands of different types of classes offered by the worlds best instructors. Learn about:

  • Photography & Art
  • Quilting & Sewing
  • Fiber Arts
  • Cake Decorating & Cooking
  • Home & Garden

The best thing of all is that these classes are there for you forever! You can access them anytime or anywhere if you need to refresh your memory on a certain technique.

2015 Holiday Gift Guide from The Aritisan Group

This Holiday Gift Guide is the ultimate guide to unique gifts that are handmade from the talented members of The Artisan Group.

This gift guide includes a variety of gift ideas for women which includes handcrafted jewelry, aromatherapy and bath gift sets, and even a Christmas bow for dog collars!

No matter who is on your gift list this year, find just the right gift for them at these Etsy Shops where each item is made from the heart!

‘Holiday Gifts for 2015 from The Artisan Group’ by beadloverskorner

Beautiful gift ideas from members of The Artisan Group


Green and Red Beaded Embroid…

$20

JOY – Leather Journal, Leath…

$35

Lemongrass Gift Set Goat Mil…

$32

Grey silver glass pearl wedd…

$35

5 Piece AROMATHERAPY GIFT BA…

$25

Christmas Collar Flower / Pi…

$14.99

iPhone 5 Case iPhone 4 Case …

$35

Silver Night Crystal Pendant…

$45

Sea Glass Jewelry green Chri…

$45

Red Stainless Steel Ring for…

$29.99

Earrings Rose Gold Swarovski…

$22

Golden Gate Sofa Pillow, San…

$45

Wide green bead embroidery b…

$183

Gatsby Flapper Girl Crochet …

$23

Rose gold necklace – pear s…

$31

Framed Clutch Purse in Silve…

$35

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Landmark charm beads are sterling silver memories

Landmark Charm Beads or European bead for bracelets make great gifts for women and are available to add to travel bracelets as sterling silver memories!

They are compatible with Pandora, Chamilia, Carlo Biagi and all of the different brands of trendy European style bracelet chains.

There are currently over 70 different highly detailed Landmark beads representing locations from around the world and the United States.

Landmark Charm Beads make great gifts

Landmark charm beads make great gifts for travelers, gifts for Mom, girlfriends and anyone who loves to travel.

There are currently over 70 highly detailed Landmark beads representing locations from around the world and the United States.

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Vienna Opera House Landmark Charm Bead. Photo Copyright © 2015 Bead Lovers Korner

You can find the Landmark Straatsoper Vienna Opera House pictured above, as well as the Landmark Istanbul Blue Mosque or the Landmark Budapest Fisherman’s Bastion shown in the featured image on our website.

A the variety of Landmark Beads from around the world and locations in the United States are available on our website. The variety shown on the website may not always be the same since occasionally they are out of stock.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have about these stunning charm beads!

How to use cell phone charms

Cell phone charms used to be all the rage! That was a short-lived trend because newer cell phones have no place to hook them. Meanwhile crafters and bead suppliers have jillions of them left over.

Likewise, when I was trying to sell my wares at local craft shows years ago, I created some cell phone charms with an assortment of really nice sterling silver bead designs and Swarovski crystal.

Guess what? I still have some of them! They are nearly impossible to sell since no one is interested in them any longer.

So what do you do with them now?

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Retired cell phone charm that I used to decorate an incense bottle

Great idea for cell phone charms

I love incense and have several types of incense burners in my home, including bottle incense holders.

They come with a large split ring and golden cord that hangs on the side. You put the incense stick into the split ring and then insert the stick in the bottle so that the smoke comes out of the top and the ventilation holes on the side.

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Over the years the silver split ring had become blackened from the smoke and the little golden cord had become frayed. So I took one of those unwanted cell phone charms and attached it to a new split ring. See how nice it looks?!!

Phone charms are a great way to add a little beaded decor to just about anywhere. Check my Etsy shop to see which ones I have left 🙂

Other uses for cell phone charms

  • Purse Decoration
  • Zipper Pull
  • Ceiling Fan Pulls
  • Giveaways with orders
What great ideas for decorations with beads have you had lately? Leave a comment below, I would love to hear your ideas!

Bead pendants revive old European beads

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Carlo Biagi European Bead Pendants

Bead pendants are a stunning way to display European beads that you are no wearing on your charm bead bracelet. Highlight a  favorite bead with this innovative pendant for large hole charm beads.

These affordable pendants are made from high quality brass and plated with a thick coat of precious rhodium. A striking and elegant addition to your European Bead jewelry collection.

Stunning Bead Pendants

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Examples of Carlo Biagi bead pendant using glass or crystal large hole Carlo Biagi beads

Everyone knows that you can only put so many European beads on a bracelet, so why let unused Pandora style beads sit in a jewelry box?

These innovative pendants will hold those beads that have been cast aside and give them a fresh, new look!

The flower and round shape have a reflective background which enhances the color of decorative glass or sparking crystal beads.

Available in three popular shapes:

These pendants are compatible with Pandora, Chamilia, Troll and other large hole European charm beads.

Revive old beads or highlight new ones while also creating a unique customized pendant to match your bracelet.

Butterfly coin is stunning addition to coin holder necklaces for women

The sparking Butterfly Coin from Carlo Biagi makes a stunning addition to coin holder pendant necklaces for women. When searching for unique gift ideas these lovely interchangeable coins are a perfect solution.

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Carlo Biagi Butterfly Coin. Photo Copyright © 2014 Bead Lovers Korner

The silver plated stainless steel coin is filled with black and clear Swarovski Crystals in this beautiful butterfly jewelry design.

Coin is 33mm and raised slightly for a three dimensional effect. Compatible with Nikki Lissoni medium coin holders and similar to other brands such as Mi Moneda.

Insert the coin into a Carlo Biagi Coin Holder and slip onto a necklace chain, for a lovely statement necklace. Then change the coin for a new look at any time.

This makes a perfect gift for Mom or others who love nature and the powerful symbolism of the butterfly, which holds meaning through qualities such as:

  • Grace
  • Growth
  • Transformation
  • Elegance and more…
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Side View of Butterfly Coin. Photo Copyright © 2014 Bead Lovers Korner

Click here to view the complete Carlo Biagi Coin Collection and check back frequently for new designs to add to your personal collection.