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Gemstone of the Month: Freshwater Pearls

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Gemstone of the Month: Freshwater Pearls Pearls, the birthstone of those born in June, have long been a highly prized gem. In ancient Rome, pearls were the most valuable gem available and the wealthy showed their importance by wearing ropes

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Natural Turquoise & Swarovski Crystal Spanish Crochet Bracelet Tutorial

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Natural Turquoise & Swarovski Crystal Spanish Crochet Bracelet Tutorial Wrapping up our Spanish Knot tutorial series is our Spanish Crochet Bracelet.  You can use any beads you’d like with this, but we loved the combination of the natural, earthy turquoise

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TierraCast Visit & New Product Launch!

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TierraCast Visit & New Product Launch! Working at Bead World has some pretty amazing perks — we get to work at what we all think is the most amazing bead store around (Phoenix New Times even named us Best Bead

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Online Deal: 20% Off All Right Angle Weave Jewelry Kits

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Online Deal: 20% Off All Right Angle Weave Jewelry Kits The right angle weave is such a fun, versatile stitch!!  All through May, save 20% our fabulous right angle weave jewelry kits!  If you haven’t done the right angle weave yet,

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Gemstone of the Month: Amazonite

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Gemstone of the Month: Amazonite Amazonite is a lovely pale green feldspar, used often as a gemstone in beading. Some say it is named after the Amazonian warrior women, a matriarchal society from the bronze age.  Others say it’s named for

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Chimera Bracelet Tutorial

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Chimera Bracelet Tutorial Just like the mythical hybrid of multiple animals whose name we used for this stunner, our Chimera bracelet magically combines multiple jewelry techniques into one fantastic bracelet.  The chimera bracelet is an advanced level project, seamlessly bringing together leather wrap

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What is Prayer Jewelry?? (Part 2: The Mala)

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What is Prayer Jewelry?? Part 2: The Mala Lavender Stretch Mala, Bead World . In part 1 of our prayer jewelry talk we covered rosaries.  In case you missed it, click HERE to check it out!  Now we’ll talk about the other prayer

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Online Deal: 20% Off All Prayer Jewelry Kits

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Online Deal: 20% Off All Prayer Jewelry Kits In honor of Easter, we’re celebrating the month of April with 20% off all of our fabulous prayer jewelry kits!!  Not only is prayer jewelry beautiful and rife with historical significance, it’s

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What is Prayer Jewelry?? (Part 1: The Rosary)

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What is Prayer Jewelry?? Part 1: The Rosary It seems that every day at Bead World, we have customers looking for beads to make some form of prayer jewelry or asking questions about a piece of prayer jewelry they recently saw.

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Gemstone of the Month: Moonstone

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Gemstone of the Month: Moonstone . Moonstone happens to be my favorite gemstone!!  I’m not alone though – the beautiful shimmer of moonstone has made it a favorite stone of many cultures.  The Greeks and the Romans associated moonstone with

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