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New Czech Rizo Beads from Modebeads

rz6-03000-25123Add a new dimension to your woven jewelry designs using the brand Czech Rizo Beads from Modebeads! Rizo beads are high quality Czech Glass Beads, similar in shape to a dagger beads. The basic difference  is that they are more rounded in shape and don’t give that sword like appearance. The hole is situated at the top of the bead, to allow for the rounded tip at the bottom to dangle freely. Rizo beads measure 2.5x6mm in dimension, and are sold in 100 gram bags. The versatility of this fantastic bead will allow the Rizo bead to become a staple in your seed beads and woven jewelry bead collection! Our ever growing collection includes over 30 colors , including neons, coatings and specialty colors and finishes.


New Beading Section at CHA

Ohhh… We’re more excited than ever for this years 2014 CHA Craft & Hobby Show! Taking place in Anaheim, CA at the Anaheim Convention Center January 10-14 2014.

Why the eshutterstock_111579662xcitement? That’s because this year CHA has added an entire beading section to their show! This section has recently been named CHA North American Bead Association, and will merge beaders, designers, bead stores and suppliers together to offer each other support and guidance in strengthening the bead niche in particular, within the general crafting industry.

CHA has acknowledged, that the brick & mortar bead stores have suffered as a whole , with a 25% closure rate over the past few years. Although this may not seem to affect the industry at large, you will be surprised to learn that this does eventually trickle down to affect everyone including the customers. Being involved in this part of the CHA will give people the opportunity to discover pertinent industry information and to think outside of the box! Each conference, industry gathering and meeting is bound to evoke new energy, excitement and a wealth of new ideas and business opportunites which will help improve the beading industry as a whole. CHA offers private forums, networking opportunities, webinars, business seminars,  vendor connections and much more.

Modebeads is excited to exhibit at this fantastic new venue, and we look forward to exhibiting our new product lines and educating the consumers most popular trends, upcoming new 2014 styles, best selling beads, ever popular linked bead chain  and rhinestone cup chain… and so much more!

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Preciosa & Pantone Color Trends for Fall/ Winter 2013-2014

Precisoa, the Leader of Czech Crystal beads has once again predicted the color trends for the upcoming season, by partnering with Pantone. This most amazing collaboration, gives designers and beaders a wealth of information in the fashion industry. Preciosa has taken the predicted color patterns for the upcoming season, and matched their crystals to the color swatches shade by shade. What an amazing idea!! This provides us all with beads ready for jewelry making and creativity which will coordinate and match all clothing, shoes, garments , and accessories for the next season.

What an aweome color pallete is in store for Fall/ Winter 2013- 2014!


Preciousness: Like a day spent indoors, going through faded photographs and precious heirlooms, preserved through generations, these colors are the nostalgic special memories of times gone by. Preciosa® GENUINE CZECH CRYSTAL™ designs made with this gentle palette – like that delicately treasured heirloom – are sure to be cherished for years to come.

This Color Palette includes subdued and muted pinks and purples like Preciosas Vitrael Medium, Vitrael Light and Light Rose, as well as a stark Brown Flare as a contrast.






Bliss: Irresistable and luscios, these ripe hues are reminiscent of a blissful evening with a fine red wine and dark chocolate. A sophisticated, rather than purely decadent indulgence, the mouth-watering temptation of these colours can be elegantly contrasted with various metals to create enticingly shimmering crystal jewellery and accessories.

This Color Palette Includes Siam, Garnet, and Light Siam.


Togetherness: mid-morning coffee with your best friend or afternoon break with your sweetheart, this aromatic colour mix of rich toffees, caramels, roasted beans and café lattes is the essence of togetherness. It is a palette full of warmth for a fall and winter of sparkling inspirations!


This warm Color Palette includes the pale hues of Light Peach, as well as Sun, Crystal Venus, and Smoked Topaz.







Joyesness: A warm hearted mix of complementary and contrasting mid-tones is reflective of a light-hearted and fun-filled afternoon full of free-flowing creativity. Mix and match these playfully soft colours to create your own vividly sparkling combinations of Preciosa® GENUINE CZECH CRYSTAL™ creations!


This color Palette includes the Plush Rich Shades of Deep Tanzanite,as well as the Tangy splash of Olive Green! Crystal Apricot and Fucshia combine to give it that splash!

Differences of Super Duos and Twin Beads

Two Holed Seed beads have been become the one of the most sought after beads in the jewelry fashion industry. The possibilities of creation with these are endless! We’ve come across the most original, ornate, and fantastic designs, all created with two holed seed beads.

When choosing your two holed seed beads, there are two options available. The Super Duo Seed beads and the Preciosa Twin Beads. Although they are both produced in the Czech Republic,are similar in both shape and size, and are of superior quality, they each boast their individual qualities, due to their manufacturing process.

Super Duos are pressed glass beads, meaning they are produced in a mold, thus ensuring consistency of shape and size, with no variations. Twin Beads, on the flip side are manufactured according to Traditional Czech Seed Bead making techniques, in which that process can not guarantee uniform and consistent results.

When handling SuperDuos, you will not find the need to discard unusable and defective beads, as each will be to utmost perfect. Twin Beads offers a more natural feel to it, and will always necessitate culling, removal of unnecessary beads.

Another major difference between SuperDuos and Twin beads is the color options available in each. SuperDuos are available in more specialty colors and coatings than the Twin Beads, such as iridescents and two tones.