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Melody of My Heart Earrings

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Melody of My Heart Earrings Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day or just love super feminine jewelry, our “Melody of My Heart” Earrings are perfect.  Featuring Swarovski crystals, gorgeous Czech glass and elegant TierraCast melody links, these earrings are classic and

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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

How to Set a Two Part Rivet in Leather


How to Set a Two Part Rivet in Leather The leather jewelry trend just keeps getting more and more popular, evolving and expanding all the time.  I get asked nearly every day how to attach a metal piece to a

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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: , , ,

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

Posted in Bead World, bracelet, Chan Luu, DIY, free, how to tutorial, Karen Thompson, kit, leather, Lezli Goodwin, make, snake weave, Spanish knot, TierraCast

Halloween Charms and Ideas

Halloween is almost here and we can feel the spooky vibes decending on Bead World as we speak!  Skulls and bats, witches and cats, ghoulies of all shapes and sizes are flying out the door to be turned into haunted

Posted in bat, Bead World, charm, design, DIY, earring, ghost, halloween, jewelry, Karen Thompson, Lezli Goodwin, make, TierraCast, witch, zombie

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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Spring Dragonfly Earrings

Spring has sprung, the weather is beautiful and I am wearing a tank top!  This time of the year, I am always so grateful to live in the glorious Valley of the Sun.  While most of my friends are still

Posted in bead, Bead World, crystal. sapphire, Dragonfly, earring, earwire, head pin, jewelry, make, spring, swarovski, TierraCast

I am madly in love with TierraCast’s newest line, Viva Mexicana!  I’m a major fan of TierraCast in general, because their quality is impeccable.  Their highly detailed lead-free pewter charms are richly plated with gold, silver, rhodium or copper, creating a

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