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Bead Filled Frame Earrings Tutorial


Bead Filled Frame Earrings Tutorial These sweet stunners are lightweight and elegant — perfect for the balmy nights of summer!  As a bonus, they are super lightweight and easy to wear.  Plus they work up quickly and are fairly easy

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Sapphire A giant sapphire was once thought to surround the earth, making up the sky with its rich blue light. One of the most highly prized gems over the millennia, various cultures have ascribed many traits and powers to sapphires:

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Balance in Asymmetry

Balance in Asymmetry Asymmetry is one of the biggest challenges that face today’s jewelry designers.  The whole “random” look is so popular, but it’s harder than it seems.  How do we balance pieces when we can’t count on symmetry, where

Posted in African, asymmetry, balance, bead, Bead World, design, DIY, Elsa Rector, funky, jewelry, mismatch, necklace, random, symmetry, trend

Tucson Trends (Part 1)

moonstone drops

Tucson Trends!! (Part 1) Okay, folks!  We’re back from the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.  (In case you live under a rock, this is the biggest gem and mineral show on planet Earth.  There may be bigger ones on other

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Shelley’s Special Something

Shelley’s Special Something I hear it a lot… “I’m just not creative,” they say.  “I just don’t know what to do if I don’t have a pattern.  And I REALLY don’t know what to do with irregular stones.”  Rough cut gemstones

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Tucson Show February 2013

We’re back from our buying trip to the Tucson Gem Show!  We had a great time, and picked up some really fun finds for the Bead World stores.  Every show, people ask me what was special at this particular show. 

Posted in 2013, agate, Arizona, bead, bead store, Bead World, found object, gem show, healing, jasper, Jennifer Eng, jewelry, leather, Lezli Goodwin, organic, Phoenix, Scottsdale, trend, Tucson

Heart Rosary Bracelet: Easy Tutorial

Heart Rosary Bracelet   Required Supplies 10mm Czech glass heart beads (10) 12mm Czech glass heart bead (1)                   Size 8 seed beads (approx 50) Silver plated toggle clasp                   SoftFlex beading wire in Medium Sterling silver 2mmx2mm crimps (2)             19 gauge

Posted in Arizona, bead, Bead World, bracelet, craft, Czech glass, design, DIY, easy, heart, how to, jewelry, Lezli Goodwin, make, prayer beads, rosary, rosary beads, string, Valentine, Valentine's Day

Santa Hat Earrings

Santa Hat Earrings  Every Holiday season, we debut a brand new festive jewelry kit.  This year we introduce the “Santa Hat Earring Kit”!  This adorable pair of earrings feature a dangling pom pom at the top of Santa’s iconic

Posted in Arizona, bead, Bead World, Christmas, directions, earring, hat, holiday, instructions, jewelry, kit, Lezli Goodwin, Phoenix, santa, Scottsdale, sterling silver, swarovski, tutorial

Bead Challenge Winners for November 2012

It’s been another amazing Bead Challenge at Bead World!  You just would not believe the quality of the entries this time around.  Our community is overflowing with talent!  We know how much you guys love to see inspiring design, so

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Beaded Spider Tutorial

Beaded Spider This completely adorable Halloween spider has taken our stores by storm!  Here are some simple instructions to keep you entertained all through the spooky season… Required Supplies  10-12mm round bead (head) 14-16mm round bead (rear end) Size 8

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