Monthly Archives: February 2016

New Bead World Book: “Beyond Basics: Seed Bead Spirals”

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New Bead World Book: “Beyond Basics: Seed Bead Spirals!” Flat Cellini Spiral, from Beyond Basics: Seed Bead Spirals! Bead World is excited to announce our newest book: Beyond Basics: Seed Bead Spirals!  We all love the look of striking, intricate

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Gemstone of the Month: Aquamarine

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Gemstone of the Month: Aquamarine In the Middle Ages, it was believed to reverse the damage of any poison.  In Rome, it was used to cure stomach and throat ailments.  Ancient sailors from across the world believed it protected them

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The Funniest Things Heard at the Gem Show

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The Funniest Things Heard at the Gem Show OR Reasons to Be Very Very Careful When Buying From Unknown Gem Vendors Our buying team has recently returned from a trip to one of the biggest gem shows in the world,

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