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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

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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

Leather and Pearls

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Leather and Pearls Every summer there’s a trend that we see everywhere — catalogs, runways, magazines, you name it.  One trend that I’m seeing all over the place right now is necklaces made of leather and freshwater pearls.  The styles

Posted in Bead World, bohemian, design, DIY, easy, freshwater, leather, make, necklace, organic, pearls, style, summer, trend

Tucson Trends (Part 2)


Tucson Trends (Part 2) Welcome back for round 2 of our Tucson wrap-up.  While it’s unfortunate that not everyone in the beading world gets to go to the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, we do our very best to make

Posted in 2014, Bead World, beads, bronze infused, citrine, ethiopian opal, february, gem show, gems, horn, larimar, Lezli Goodwin, pink chalcedony, style, tibet, trend, Tucson Tagged with: , ,

Tucson Trends (Part 1)

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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

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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: , , ,

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

Jewelry Trends, Part 2

Fall 2013/Winter 2014 Jewelry Trends(Part 2 of 2) Last week, we covered winter white, animal themed jewelry and the long awaited and highly celebrated return of chandelier earrings.  If you missed it and want to catch up,  click here.Here is

Posted in 2013, 2014, accessories, Bead World, fall, jewelry, layered, Lezli Goodwin, mixed metal, style, trend, winter

Fall 2013/ Winter 2014 Jewelry Trends, Part 1

Fall is finally here, and with the crisp weather comes a shift in wardrobe.  I don’t know about you, but I’ve been dreaming about tall boots and knitted ponchos for awhile now.  Of course, as a jewelry person, I’m always

Posted in 2013, 2014, accessory, animal, autumn, Bead World, chandelier, contemporary, earring, fall, jewelry, Lezli Goodwin, owl, red carpet, runway, style, trend, white, winter, winter white