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Dealing with New Beads & Shapes

Dealing with New Beads & Shapes

February 10, 2018

How a jewelry-designer can sensibly manage the growth of new jewelry-making supplies It is now 2018, and 6 years have passed since the launch of the Twin Bead & SuperDuo. In that time, multi-hole beads (and other new single hole bead shapes) have become the rage in jewelry and bead weaving design around the world.  … Continue reading "Dealing with New Beads & Shapes"
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New Multi-Hole Beads of 2015

April 27, 2015

Multi-hole beads of 2015! 2-hole beads, 4-hole beads… what is next?  While we have a lot of new designs currently in production, we also carry nearly every other multi-hole bead available in our stores, and at  Would you like to see a list of what is available in 2-hole and 4-hole bead shapes? Launched … Continue reading "New Multi-Hole Beads of 2015"
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RounDuo Beads: 2-Hole 5mm Round Beads

January 10, 2015

RounDuo beads are Potomac Bead Company’s latest creation, and using these amazing new two-hole round pressed Czech glass beads, we are creating dozens of new classes, patterns, and tutorials.  Get yours today by visiting a Potomac Bead Company retail store near you, or by shopping online from!  Link:
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By potomacbeads on 2014-11-22

November 22, 2014

New SuperDuo Beads Two-Hole Czech SuperDuo bead colors are always growing at Potomac Bead Company stores!  In the past 12 months we have added over 200 new colors, giving a grand total of nearly 300 different colors of this versatile Czech 2.5x5mm bead.  Whether you are stringing, seed beading, or beadweaving, you can find thousands … Continue reading ""
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How much thread do I need for beadweaving projects?

June 23, 2014

One of the most commonly asked questions during beadweaving classes both in our retail bead stores and online via YouTube and social media is “how much thread do I need” or “how much thread should I start with?”  Regardless of which type of beading thread you are using (Wildfire, Fireline, Nymo, C-lon, S-lon, KO Thread … Continue reading "How much thread do I need for beadweaving projects?"
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New SuperDuo Colors

March 25, 2014

At Potomac Bead Company, we continue to add more and more colors of new SuperDuo beads, and now that we are stocking over 200 colors, here are a few of our customer’s new favorites, available in many locations and online at
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New Czech "O Beads" from the Czech Republic arriving weekly

March 25, 2014

We continue to get dozens of new colors of O beads from the Czech Republic nearly every week.  These fun new pressed beads come in a Donut shape (approx 2x4mm), and new O-Bead projects are being added to our YouTube page all the time.  You can find new O bead projects from The Potomac Bead … Continue reading "New Czech "O Beads" from the Czech Republic arriving weekly"
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By potomacbeads on 2011-11-09

November 09, 2011

We are now carrying crystal pandora style beads. These beads have dozens of tiny crystals covering the bead, with a SS core. Visit any of our retail locations ( or shop online to see them!
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New Class!

May 17, 2011

Not a subliminal message at all!  It is the perfect time of year to enjoy learning something new.  One of our newest classes to come is the Donut Cuff Bracelet Class.   This example is clean and versatile, change up the color of the donut to make it crazy and bold.  Change up the wire to … Continue reading "New Class!"
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Ceramic Inspiration

March 11, 2011

Some inspiration photos of jewelry we have been making here in Hagerstown with our BOGO Ceramic strands!
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March Ceramic Madness

March 09, 2011

Get your jewelry wardrobe ready for Summer with these bright, bold and fun ceramic beads.  This month only stop in the Hagerstown store to get a great deal on ceramic strands;  buy one strand and get another free! 
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Fringe Bracelet

February 23, 2011

Wishing Spring into being only worked for a mere 4 amazing days.  I think Winter knew the plot against him and came back with a vengeance and 6 inches of icy snow.  So in day dreaming about warm weather working with a fresh technique I have created this bright statement bracelet.  If you would like to learn … Continue reading "Fringe Bracelet"
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