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Your Source for Metal, Semi-Precious, & Crystal Beads


Swarovski Is Gettin' the Lead Out!

Take advantage of closeout prices on our remaining leaded Swarovski inventory in our Outlet!

Stringing Supplies

String Away with Beading Cord, Silk Thread & More!

Whether you're stringing loose pearls onto silk cord, Murano glass beads onto that perfect color of beading thread, or Swarovski crystal beads onto Beadalon® beading wire, Rio Grande will have you stringing along!



How to Use the One-Step Crimper


Have you squeezed your One-Step Crimper™ crimping pliers today? One squeeze and you'll have closed, rounded crimps in no time. Watch how!

Swarovski Project


Create this eye-popping necklace with Swarovski Gemcolors Pearls.

Beading and Stringing Tools

Beading Supplies, Bead Kits, Stringing Tools & More

Looking for the right plier for you next bead stringing project? Need a bead reamer for enlarging bead holes? Want the whole kit & kaboodle of tools included in a bead kit? Find it all right here at Rio Grande!


Designing with Beads, Understanding Drill Styles and Finishing Bead Strands

Project Accessory Swarovski Vintage Chandelier Earrings Project

"Vintage Chandelier Earrings" Project

"Ice Princess" Crystal Quartz and Swarovski Icicle Necklace Project

How To Understand Bead Drill Styles

How To Understand Bead Drill Styles

  • It seems that all bead-sellers have their own ways of defining or describing how a bead is drilled. Here's a quick guide to how Rio Grande describes its drill styles.
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How To Finish Strands with Bead Tips

How To Finish Bead Strands with Bead Tips

  • Finish your bead strands like a pro! Learn how to use bead tips to hide knots and provide a tidy, secure tip for attaching clasps.
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Learn All About Beading—Videos, Projects & Tips Galore!


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Browse Packaging Projects

Stringing complete? Then you're ready to display it, sell it and package it! Check out our clever jewelry display and packaging ideas.


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