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Tucson Trends Part Two

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Tucson Trends: Part Two (The Best of the Stuff We Brought Back for You!) We have such a great time shopping for you guys at the big gem shows.  This time, we brought back beautiful gem strands, fabulous findings and

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Tucson Trends: Fall 2014

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Tucson Trends: Fall 2014 Your Bead World buying team is back from shopping for amazing beads for YOU!  What, you might ask, are the bead and jewelry trends this fall?  Here’s a recap:  The colors of the season, as forecasted

Posted in 2014, apatite, Bead World, emerald, fall, gem, jade, lapis, larimar, lazuli, Pantone, rough, ruby, show, smooth, trend, Tucson

DIY Adjustable Bangle Bracelet with Charms

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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

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

Balance in Asymmetry

Balance in Asymmetry Asymmetry is one of the biggest challenges that face today’s jewelry designers.  The whole “random” look is so popular, but it’s harder than it seems.  How do we balance pieces when we can’t count on symmetry, where

Posted in African, asymmetry, balance, bead, Bead World, design, DIY, Elsa Rector, funky, jewelry, mismatch, necklace, random, symmetry, 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

How to Set a Two Part Rivet in Leather

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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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Tucson Trends (Part 2)

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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

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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: , ,