Monthly Archives: April 2010

Vintaj Arte Metal

Just when we thought Vintaj couldn’t get any better, they’ve launched a new line – Arte Metal!  Designed to coordinate with gunmetal and blackened silver, Arte Metal features a rich, black patina.  We are so excited to offer a selection

Posted in Arte Metal, bead, Bead World, design, finding, gunmetal, jewelry, Vintaj

Fran’s Vintaj Bumblebee Earrings

Fran’s Vintaj Bumblebee Earrings You Will Need: ½ inch length of Vintaj brass chain (2 pieces) 1 inch length of Vintaj brass chain (2 pieces) Vintaj bumblebee charm (2) Vintaj ear wires (2) 8mm Swarovski crystal cube (3) 2 inch,

Posted in Bead World, crystal, swarovski, Vintaj

Bird Charms Take Flight!

Wow, kids!  Bird charms are so darn popular lately!  And it’s no wonder, with all the super adorable bird charms available right now.  We’ve added quite a few fabulous feathered friends to our sterling silver charm boxes this week.  From

Posted in bead, Bead World, bird, charms, craft, fine silver, jewelry, make, sterling

Breanne’s Dangly Earrings

Breanne’s Dangly Earrings These funky earrings reflect Breanne’s hip, young aesthetic perfectly.  She’s always mixing it up, combining materials in new ways and pushing to learn new techniques.  In this design, she kept it simple, but used traditional Bali spacers

Posted in Bali, Bead World, Breanne Detterman, earring, jewelry, sterling silver

New Swarovski Colors!

Swarovski has done it again! Their Spring/Summer 2010 Launch included two brilliant new crystal colors and a fantastic new crystal pearl shade to compliment their wide range of beautiful materials. “Fern Green” is a bright, sassy shade of green, reminiscent

Posted in 2010, Bead World, color, crystal. pearl, design, jewelry, launch, spring, summer, swarovski

Swarovski and Cane Glass Bracelet designed by Judy Corning

With spring and lovely weather filling our thoughts, it’s the perfect time to make a fun new bracelet!  If you can string, crimp and wire wrap (the trifecta of basic beading skills) you can make this colorful bracelet! Swarovski and

Posted in Bead World, bracelet, cane glass, crimp, crystal. sapphire, jewelry, Judy Corning, SoftFlex, swarovski, wire wrap

Karen Sugarman, “A Delectable Confection”

Karen Sugarman is a long time client and good friend of the Bead World family.  A gifted interior designer as well as jeweler, she peppers her blog entries with references to film, literature, fine cuisine, home decor and, of course,

Posted in Bead World, bracelet, design, jewelry, Karen Sugarman, pastel, tourmaline

New Chain Maille Book!

Bead World has a new book!  Advanced Chain Maille is the newest instructional book to be published by the team at Bead World.  Written by Brittany Egidi, our resident chain maille goddess, this is the third installment in our ongoing chain

Posted in Advanced, Bead World, bracelet, Brittany Egidi, captive, chain maille, diamond, earring, elfweave, Frongelyn Booker, heml, inverted round, japanese, jewelry, jump ring, parallel, publish

2010 Spring/Summer Jewelry Trends

Hot off the fashion presses, we have news about the Spring/Summer 2010 Jewelry Trends!  It’s going to be a fun one, folks!  The powers that be are a little schizophrenic this year, showing super bright tropical colors in half of the runway shows

Posted in 2010, bead, Bead World, big, bold, bracelet, coral, earring, ethnic, jewelry, Lezli Goodwin, necklace, neutral, spring, summer, trendy, turquoise