Monthly Archives: February 2010

Put the Pretties Front and Center!

Put the Pretties Front and Center! There are few things I love in this world more than a beautiful, substantial toggle, but I hate wasting all of that silvery goodness at the back of my neck.  No matter how much

Posted in bead, Bead World, beading, big, clasp, design, front, jewelry, make, silver, sterling silver, substantial, toggle

If beautiful gemstones are the meat and potatoes of a lovely jewelry meal, then spacer beads are the herbs and spices.  While they tend to be small, they never go unnoticed.  They literally determine the tone of a given piece

Posted in bead, Bead World, design, jewelry, modern, pearl, silver, spacer, sterling silver

Loving the Leaf Chains!

Fringy, swingy leaf chains have been all the rage lately, and I can’t get enough.  Sweet tiny leaf charms are incorporated right into the chain, giving an “I worked sooooo hard” look simply and easily.  Bead World currently offers this chain

Posted in bead, Bead World, beading, brass, chain, charms, copper, earring, easy, jewelry, leaf, leaf chain, making jewelry, trendy

My Favorite Jewelry Finding of All Time!

I’m pretty picky when it comes to choosing findings for my beaded treasures.  I like my pieces to be modern, clean lined and very, very solidly built.  Wimpy, wiggly ear wires simply will not do!  That said, this 40mm sterling

Posted in apatite, bead, Bead World, beading, earring, finding, hoop, jewelry, Nina Designs, ruby, sterling silver

I am madly in love with TierraCast’s newest line, Viva Mexicana!  I’m a major fan of TierraCast in general, because their quality is impeccable.  Their highly detailed lead-free pewter charms are richly plated with gold, silver, rhodium or copper, creating a

Posted in bead, Bead World, charms, Dia de los Muertos, gold, Mexio, rosary, sacred heart, silver, TierraCast

Just Back from the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show!

I spent the better part of last week shopping for Bead World (and myself!) at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Proximity to the largest gem show in the world is certainly an advantage for our stores. We drive in

Posted in bead, Bead World, gem, gem show, moonstone, sapphire, tanzanite, Tucson