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DIY Adjustable Bangle Bracelet with Charms

DIY Adjustable Bangle Bracelet with Charms (similar to Alex and Ani bracelets) These adjustable bracelets are stackable, and they are designed to be collected and worn together.  Have fun creating your own designs! You will need: 16 gauge wire (11-12

Posted in 2014, adjustable, alex and ani, bangle, Bead World, bracelet, charm, design, designer, DIY tutorial, fashion, how, Lezli Goodwin, style, trend

Simple Leather Lariat Tutorial

Spanish Pavé Lariat Necklace With just 4 feet of leather and three large hole beads you can make an adorable lariat necklace.  Inexpensive, easy and fun!  Enjoy this simple leather lariat tutorial.  If you haven’t worked with the Spanish Knot

Posted in Bead World, design, DIY, easy tutorial, fashion, free, how to, jewelry, Karen Thompson, lariat, make, necklace, pave, simple, style, trend

Tucson Trends (Part 1)

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

Posted in bead, Bead World, cool, cube, design, druzy, fashion, gem show, idea, jewelry, Metal, moonstone, style, tourmaline, trend, Tucson Tagged with: , ,

The Return of Chandelier Earrings

I can’t be more excited!  My very favorite earring shape, the chandelier, as made a triumphant return to fashion!  Bold, feminine, sexy — the chandelier has a lot going for it.  AND it doesn’t have to be complicated to be

Posted in Bead World, chandelier, earring, fashion, finding, gem, Karen Thompson, Lezli Goodwin, style, swarovski, swing, TierraCast, trend Tagged with: , , ,

Bead World’s Trend Watch 2014

              Trend Watch 2014        Color of the Year     Jewelry Trends     beadworldinc.com | Infographics

Posted in 2014, Bead World, cool, fashion, jewelry, layered, Lezli Goodwin, make, messages, new, radiant orchid, spring, summer, trend, wardrobe

Colors for Spring/Summer 2014

The good folks over at Pantone have, once again, let us know the Color of the Year for 2014!  This year, we will all be wearing Radiant Orchid, a bright lavender that goes very well with pinks and purples as

Posted in 2014, Bead World, colors, fashion, jewelry, Lezli Goodwin, pantone spring, radiant orchid, style, summer, trend

Emerald Leather Wrap Bracelet Tutorial DIY

Emerald Leather Wrap: It’s the single most popular bracelet design in recent memory.  Buying the designer version can set you back hundreds of dollars.  But never fear — Bead World is giving you the ultimate tutorial (in this year’s hottest color)

Posted in 2013, Bead World, bracelet, chan lu, design, DIY, emerald, fashion, how to, instructions, jewelry, leather, Lezli Goodwin, make, stylish, trend, tutorial, wrap

Crosses are Back!

The word is out — Crosses are back in fashion in a big way!  We picked up a variety of crosses at the Tucson show for your beading pleasure, from the traditional sterling silver charms and pendants all the way

Posted in 2012, Bead World, cross, crystal, fashion, Lezli Goodwin, trendy

Turquoise is the Color of the Year

Turquoise is the official color of the year.  Pantone, the company that gets to decide such things, has declared it to be true. (And unlike last year’s official color, “mimosa”, turquoise is actually a color that people like to wear.) 

Posted in Bead World, beads, fashion, gemstone, jewelry, Pantone, turquoise