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New Seed Bead Class Series

star bracelet

New Seed Bead Class Series Our seed beading clients have been asking (begging, even!) for more seed bead classes.  Never say Bead World doesn’t give you what you ask for!  Here’s a fun new series guaranteed to keep you entertained

Posted in Bead World, bracelet, class, crystal, Czech glass, make, new, Pamela Howard, Phoenix, scottsdalem jewelry, seed bead, star flower, stitch, weaving

Swarovski Christmas Tree Earring Tutorial

Swarovski Crystal Christmas Tree Earrings!     This Christmas, Bead World has a fabulous classic holiday earring pattern for you — Swarovski Crystal Christmas Trees!  This traditional pattern can be done in a number of ways (try emerald AB for glitz, or

Posted in Bead World, Christmas, DIY, earring, how to, Karen Thompson, Lezli Goodwin, ornament, pattern, Phoenix, Scottsdale, shop, store, swarovski, tree, tutorial, wire wrap

Leather Tennis Bracelet Tutorial

Leather Tennis Bracelet Easy Tutorial featuring the Spanish Knot If You are new to the Spanish Knot and would like a more in-depth tutorial, click HERE!  Required Supplies: 1.5mm leather (5 feet)           4mm rhinestone chain (6 ½ inches) Rhinestone chain

Posted in bead store, Bead World, bling, bracelet, Chan Luu, crystal, cup chain, how to, instructions, leather, Lezli Goodwin, Phoenix, rhinestone, Scottsdale, snake weave, Spanish knot, tennis, tutorial

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

Posted in bead, bead shop, bead store, Bead World, color, creative, design, gem, gemstone, idea, iolite, jewelry, Lezli Goodwin, Phoenix, real jewelry, rutilated quartz, Scottsdale, Shelley Ilene, unusual

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

How Do I Get My Arizona Resale License?

Here’s a repeat of an oldie but goodie re-posting that will help you figure our how to get your Arizona Transaction Priviledge Tax, which is a prerequisite for wholesale shopping! One of the questions I get most often is, “How

Posted in Arizona, Bead World, business, business license, discount, Lezli Goodwin, license, Phoenix, save, Scottsdale, tax license, TPT, wholesale

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

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

Posted in bead, Bead World, challenge, crystal, DeLynn Hendrickson, design, gem, Jen Eng, Jennifer Eng, jewelry, Lezli Goodwin, Lori Barker, necklace, Phoenix, Scottsdale, swarovski, wire, Yolanda Nussdorfer

Bead Soup!

We’ve been playing a little game called “Bead Soup”!  Based on the book “Bead Soup” by Lori Anderson, beaders all over the country have been having a good ol’ time!  Bead World contributed a collection of beads and findings to

Posted in Bead Soup, Bead World, book, Glendale, Kalmbach, Lezli Goodwin, Lori Anderson, Michelle Buettner, MiShel, MiShel Designs, party, Phoenix, project, Scottsdale