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Christmas Present Earrings


Christmas Present Earrings   Continuing our theme of Christmas in July, today’s tutorial is one of our most popular and long standing Christmas patterns!  After all, who doesn’t love a stack of Swarovski crystal gifts topped with a bow?!  

Posted in Bead World, bow, buy, Christmas, crystal, DIY, earring, free, gold, holiday, how to, instructions, jewelry, kit, order, swarovski, TierraCast, tutorial

Spanish Knot Bracelet Tutorial

Spanish Knot Bracelet (also known as Snake Weave) The Spanish Knot has become the go-to knot for all things fashionable at Bead World.  Karen learned this knot on the beaches of Spain (hence the name) and we’ve been tying leather

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Top Drilled Wire Wrapped Earring Tutorial

One of the most common concerns I hear from clients is that they are not comfortable wire wrapping top-drilled teardrop beads.  They are so gorgeous, and the prettiest gemstones are often cut into this shape.  We want them, and yet they

Posted in Bead World, blue topaz, briolette, designer, DIY, earring, easy, kit, Lezli Goodwin, London, sterling silver, teardrop, tutorial

The New Boutique Collection

We’ve launched a new collection of kits at Bead World this month, and wowee is it gorgeous!  Now, I realize that (as the person who oversees the design and creation of these masterpieces) there’s a chance that I may be

Posted in aquamarine, Bead World, beading, boutique, carnelian, Christmas, collection, earring, green amethyst, high end, kit, Lezli Goodwin, limited edition, london blue topaz, ruby, sapphire

Beaded Leather Braided Bracelet: Easy Tutorial for a Three Wrap Bracelet

Beaded Leather Braided Bracelet: Make this quick and easy three-wrap leather bracelet using our Bead World kit ( to order) or your own materials! You will need: ·         1.5mm leather (7 feet)                       ·         Freshwater pearls (16 inch strand) ·         TierraCast

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Basic Wire Wrapped Earrings: A Simple Tutorial

Basic Wire Wrapped Earrings: A Simple Tutorial You will need: 10mm Swarovksi bicone crystals (2) 1.5 inch piece sterling silver chain (2) 24 gauge sterling silver head pins (2) 3mm sterling silver beads (4) Sterling silver ear wires (2) Round

Posted in Arizona, Bead World, buy, craft, crystal, design, earring, how to, jewelry, kit, Lezli Goodwin, make, pearl, Phoenix, Scottsdale, silver, swarovski, tutorial, wire, wrap

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

Christmas in July

Every summer we celebrate “Christmas in July” at our Bead World stores.  It’s a fun chance to pull out our fabulous ornament classes, snowman earring kits and snowflake patterns.  Plus, the distraction from the hat is more than welcome —

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Christmas Kits are Back!

It’s that time of year again!  Christmas kits are available at your local Bead World this holiday season!  We try to make your holiday gift giving easy, with thirteen adorable and exclusive kits.  Each kit includes everything you need to

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Our Crystal Link Necklace Kit

One of the most fun things about working for a bead store is the opportunity to design beading kits.  After all, sometimes clients just want to grab a quick project that they know will turn out beautifully!  As professional beaders

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