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Swarovski Trapeze Earrings: Easy Tutorial

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Swarovski Trapeze Earrings: Easy Tutorial You will need: Swarovski polygons (2) Silver plated bead cap (4) Silver plated chain (8 inches) 24 gauge silver plated wire (6 inches) Sterling silver ear wires (2) Round nose pliers Needle Nose pliers Wire

Posted in Bead World, chain, chandelier, DIY, earring, free, instructions, Lezli Goodwin, long, make, simple, sterling silver, swarovski, trend, tutorial, wire wrap

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

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

Gorgeous New Earring Findings!

You can thank me later, guys.  Locating amazing, creative, impressive jewelry findings is probably the biggest challenge in beading.  No matter how skilled you are, your work will always be limited by the quality and inventiveness of your basic findings. 

Posted in Bead World, earring findings, findings, hook, Nina Designs, sterling silver

Exclusive New Findings!

Beaders are always looking for something special to help their designs stand out.  An unusual clasp or ear wire can go a long way toward differentiating your jewelry pieces from every other beader out there.  Let’s face it — locating a great

Posted in 14k gld filled, artisan, Bead World, copper, exclusive, finding, gold, hand made, sterling silver, wire

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

Posted in bead, Bead World, crystal, hammered, jewelry, jump ring, kit, quartz, sterling silver, TierraCast

Breanne’s Dangly Earrings

Breanne’s Dangly Earrings These funky earrings reflect Breanne’s hip, young aesthetic perfectly.  She’s always mixing it up, combining materials in new ways and pushing to learn new techniques.  In this design, she kept it simple, but used traditional Bali spacers

Posted in Bali, Bead World, Breanne Detterman, earring, jewelry, sterling silver

Put the Pretties Front and Center!

Put the Pretties Front and Center! There are few things I love in this world more than a beautiful, substantial toggle, but I hate wasting all of that silvery goodness at the back of my neck.  No matter how much

Posted in bead, Bead World, beading, big, clasp, design, front, jewelry, make, silver, sterling silver, substantial, toggle

If beautiful gemstones are the meat and potatoes of a lovely jewelry meal, then spacer beads are the herbs and spices.  While they tend to be small, they never go unnoticed.  They literally determine the tone of a given piece

Posted in bead, Bead World, design, jewelry, modern, pearl, silver, spacer, sterling silver

My Favorite Jewelry Finding of All Time!

I’m pretty picky when it comes to choosing findings for my beaded treasures.  I like my pieces to be modern, clean lined and very, very solidly built.  Wimpy, wiggly ear wires simply will not do!  That said, this 40mm sterling

Posted in apatite, bead, Bead World, beading, earring, finding, hoop, jewelry, Nina Designs, ruby, sterling silver