Month: April 2010

Vintaj Arte Metal

Just when we thought Vintaj couldn’t get any better, they’ve launched a new line – Arte Metal!  Designed to coordinate with gunmetal and blackened silver, Arte Metal features a rich, black patina.  We are so excited to offer a selection

Fran’s Vintaj Bumblebee Earrings

Fran’s Vintaj Bumblebee Earrings You Will Need: ½ inch length of Vintaj brass chain (2 pieces) 1 inch length of Vintaj brass chain (2 pieces) Vintaj bumblebee charm (2) Vintaj ear wires (2) 8mm Swarovski crystal cube (3) 2 inch,

Bird Charms Take Flight!

Wow, kids!  Bird charms are so darn popular lately!  And it’s no wonder, with all the super adorable bird charms available right now.  We’ve added quite a few fabulous feathered friends to our sterling silver charm boxes this week.  From

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

New Swarovski Colors!

Swarovski has done it again! Their Spring/Summer 2010 Launch included two brilliant new crystal colors and a fantastic new crystal pearl shade to compliment their wide range of beautiful materials. “Fern Green” is a bright, sassy shade of green, reminiscent

Swarovski and Cane Glass Bracelet designed by Judy Corning

With spring and lovely weather filling our thoughts, it’s the perfect time to make a fun new bracelet!  If you can string, crimp and wire wrap (the trifecta of basic beading skills) you can make this colorful bracelet! Swarovski and

Karen Sugarman, “A Delectable Confection”

Karen Sugarman is a long time client and good friend of the Bead World family.  A gifted interior designer as well as jeweler, she peppers her blog entries with references to film, literature, fine cuisine, home decor and, of course,

New Chain Maille Book!

Bead World has a new book!  Advanced Chain Maille is the newest instructional book to be published by the team at Bead World.  Written by Brittany Egidi, our resident chain maille goddess, this is the third installment in our ongoing chain

2010 Spring/Summer Jewelry Trends

Hot off the fashion presses, we have news about the Spring/Summer 2010 Jewelry Trends!  It’s going to be a fun one, folks!  The powers that be are a little schizophrenic this year, showing super bright tropical colors in half of the runway shows