Blog | Beachykeen Multi-Strand Necklace Blog by Kristal Wick

Make a Multi-Strand Necklace with Swarovski® Tahitian Pearls

by Kristal Wick

One of the easiest “go-to” designs I have found is a multi-strand necklace or bracelet. WHAT? You say these look soooooooo difficult? Not true! Once you master the multi-strand, you’ll be hooked! I like to start by making piles of my fave components; for example, sitting in my studio on a chilly (16 degrees below zero) January day in Minnesota, I CRAVED a splash of beach so I grabbed some TierraCast® dolphins and seashells, beautiful blue Swarovski Tahitian pearls and crystals and frosted seed beads to give the piece a sea glass effect. (more…)


Valentine’s Day DIY Kits

Valentine’s Day is a treasured holiday that shows and shares the gift of love. Are you looking for the perfect gift to give? GoodyBeads has NEW Valentine’s Day DIY kits, designed by Kristal Wick! Make a fun pair of earrings or dazzling bracelet for your best friend or yourself. Or even gift these DIY kits to your beading friends.

One of the stunning features about these Valentines kits is the quality beads and findings you will get, like Swarovski® crystals and pearls, or sterling silver ear wires. Each kit comes with instructions and beading components. We’ll show you what you get and how easy they are to make.

(more…) Blog | January Birthstone: Garnet/Siam

January Birthstone – Garnet/Siam

Happy January Birthdays! Being the first birthstone of the year, January’s garnet, also know as the “Gem of Faith,” derived its name from the Latin word Granatum or pomegranate, because it resembles a dark red fruit. While garnet is a rich red hue, it “signifies power, victory, truth, purity, faith, and protection,” (BirthstoneZodiac) as well as life, happiness and strength.

Jan Garnet Birthstone

Swarovski® defines January birthstones with garnet and siam crystals. We have four simple jewelry projects to start your new year! Wear garnet or siam this year whether it is for showcasing your birthstone color or to showcase this vibrant red color.


(more…) Blog |New Years Eve Swarovski® Earrings

New Year’s Eve Swarovski® Earrings, PLUS How to Wire Wrap Briolette Beads

Who doesn’t love ringing in the New Year? You may find yourself at a rooftop party, celebrating New Year’s Eve with cheerful faces, sparkling fireworks, glittering streamers, plastic party hats, bubbly beverages, and midnight kisses! Whether you are dancing the night away or making a toast, we have the perfect earrings, made with Swarovski® crystals, to help ring in the New Year! PLUS, learn how to wire wrap Briolette Beads!