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Change Can Be Scary


“Change can be scary, but you know what’s scarier?  Allowing fear to stop you from growing, evolving, and progressing.”  Mandy Hale Today, I write my final Bead World blog post.  After more than eleven years, I am stepping away from

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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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Top Jewelry Trends of 2016

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Top Jewelry Trends of 2016 Happy New Year, y’all!  As we usher in 2016, let’s look at the hottest trends in happening in jewelry right now.  It’s an exciting time to love jewelry, as dramatic statement pieces are everywhere.  This

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Chain Tassel Tutorial

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Chain Tassel Tutorial Whether you’re looking to make an awesome pair of earrings like the one shown above, or to add a cool tassel to a necklace or mala, chain tassels are a MUST right now.  Unfortunately, they can be

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Christmas Sparkle Charm Bracelet

Christmas Sparkle Charm Bracelet

Christmas Sparkle Charm Bracelet Kit Includes: • Silver plated open link chain (8 inches) • TierraCast charms (5) • Trigger clasp (1) • Open jump rings (6) • 6mm crystal silver lined Czech beads (9) • 24 gauge silver plated

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How to Make a Pendulum

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How to Make a Pendulum You see them all the time in cute little tourist boutiques and crystal shops, but the astronomical prices (up to $50 each and more!) may have kept you from actually buying your own pendulum.  Whether

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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

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Roller Coaster Bracelet Tutorial


Roller Coaster Bracelet Required for this Project: 5mm brass rollo chain (three pieces, each 7 inches long) 2mm leather (6 feet) Brass nugget with 2mm hole (2) Cutters for leather String the leather through the first link on all three

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Summer 2014 Jewelry Trends

Summer 2014 Jewelry Trends Every summer is different, with exciting new ideas rising to the surface.  After all, it’s time for summer fun!  As the clothing gets smaller in the Arizona heat, jewelry becomes more important in making a look

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Tree of Life Wire Pendant


Tree of Life Wire Pendant Required Materials: 28 gauge Vintaj brass wire (approx 4 feet) 4mm round Moss Agate beads (24-30) 34mm brass ring Needle nose pliers Round nose pliers Wire cutters Cut the 28 gauge wire into 4 inch

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