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Rose Murrini Spring Has Sprung!


Finally! It seems as though winter was never going to release its cold dead grip. At least here in Chicago that was the case. Today the daffodils are blooming, the sun is shining and summer is on the way!

Spring has also sprung in the studio. I just added new rose murrini canes and chips to the store! It’s time to celebrate spring!

redrosemurriniThese fun new rose murrini are currently available in both cane and chip form. If you want a full cane though, you better hurry. There’s only 3 rose murrini canes available at this moment.

If using flower murrini is something new for you or you don’t use murrini very often, you’ll probably want to opt for the rose murrini chips. They’re ready to use and sold in more affordable amounts.

In the next week or so I hope to have a demo video shot and uploaded on how to use rose murrini chips. If you’ve always struggled with using detailed murrini that ends in smears or oddly shaped flowers, I have a great technique to share. If you want perfect blooming roses on your beads stay tuned for the video!

Does your bead making style change with the seasons? Post your answer in the comments.

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Bead Boxes

bead box

Avenue Beads has teamed up with Twisted Oak Greeting Cards to bring you something new and exciting!

If you want your buyers to keep coming back, it’s important to give customers a memorable experience. It starts with them falling in love with your work, and then handing over their hard earned money to make it their new treasure. However the adventure shouldn’t stop there. If the packaging you use to ship or sell you items in matches the uniqueness of what you are selling it just adds to the overall experience of their purchase.

bead boxes

Brand-able and Unique Bead Boxes

When a customer has a memorable experience that feels like it’s Christmas morning or their birthday, they are sure to come back for more! These new and unique papercut bead boxes will help you make that customers purchase even more special and memorable.

There are two self branding bead boxes that proudly display your standard sized (3.5″ x 2″) business card front and center and also smaller boxes in a variety of fun designs.

If you really want to up your game you can even have created for you your very own branded sleeve bead box with your business name! There will be no confusion where that bead came from when your name is on the packaging!

These stylish heavy weight cardstock bead boxes will impress your customers for sure. Use these boxes to ship your beads to buyers. Also an excellent way to package buyers items at your craft and art shows.  Help your items stand out from the crowd!

Come on over the the Avenue Beads store and check out all the bead boxes that are currently available.


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Fusion Frit Lampwork Supplies

fusion frit

fusion frit

Our ever popular Fusion Frit is now being restocked. Fire’s Sage and Cherry Smash is now available. The other colors also being restocked soon, and we’ll hopefully be coming out with some brand new colors as well.

If you haven’t used our Fusion Frit before, you’re in for a great treat! This frit is not your typical frit. Unlike all other frit or frit blends where each piece is one color, each single piece of Fusion Frit is actually multi-colored!

Fusion Frit gets rave reviews from beginner lampworkers and seasoned artists alike. Create beautiful beads with fantastic effects in a matter of seconds.

Have Fun!

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Tutti Frutti Lampwork Glass Stringers


I had this idea floating around in my head for a couple of weeks for the next striped stringer color. Was able to catch up with my orders so I got to play around and see how the new color would look.

All I need to say is it was love at first sight! As the idea was developing in my head, I was originally going to name these new lampwork stringers “Pot-O-Gold”. However after making the example paddle I realized that this color needed a new name. What immediately came to mind because of the fruity nature of the color combo was the name Tutti Frutti. Rather appropriate I think. I bet your singing that song in your head right now aren’t you? :)

Lampwork Stringers
It’s Tutti Frutti!


Add a splash of color with these fun and bright striped stringer canes. Clear base lampwork stringer that is embedded with a tasty array of yellow and orange stripes. View details…

These lampwork stringers are also available in the Avenue Beads Etsy store for those that might prefer shopping on etsy.


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Lampwork Striped Stringer Canes

New Possibilities
As if we didn’t already have enough product lines to entice your creative visions, I’ve just added another!There are nights when I can’t sleep because there are just too many ideas trying to keep me awake. I’m sure a great number of you can relate to this problem. I suppose it’s better than voices in your head keeping you awake, right?Couple nights ago during one of my creative insomnia episodes a new idea popped into my head. Everyone loves the Streaky Stringers that we create, so how about we simplify that same idea down into a more detailed look. Or maybe it’s less detailed? I’ll let you decide.

Striped Cane Stringers are born…

Rainbow Cane
Rainbow Striped Cane

Rasta Striped Cane
Rasta Striped Cane


These new canes are built on a clear base and embedded with strands of varying colors. Using a clear base allows the colors to create intricate swirls and zig-zag threads of color as you lay them on your piece.

I’m rather excited about these and can’t wait to see what all of our awesome creative customers can do with these striped canes.