Category: gem

Tucson Trends: Fall 2014

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

Falling Leaves Bracelet Tutorial

Falling Leaves Bracelet Tutorial Required Materials: 4mm round blue fire agate (16 inches)  2mm square nuggets (140)  3mm faceted nuggets (40) 4mm faceted nuggets (16)  3mm round hematite (35)  4mm matte plated hematite (16) 16 silver plated leaves (1 inch

The Return of Chandelier Earrings

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

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Shelley’s Special Something

Shelley’s Special Something I hear it a lot… “I’m just not creative,” they say.  “I just don’t know what to do if I don’t have a pattern.  And I REALLY don’t know what to do with irregular stones.”  Rough cut gemstones

Bead Challenge Winners for November 2012

It’s been another amazing Bead Challenge at Bead World!  You just would not believe the quality of the entries this time around.  Our community is overflowing with talent!  We know how much you guys love to see inspiring design, so

Steal These Basic Concepts of Design

Almost every day, I’m called upon to help a client design a piece of jewelry.  Generally the conversation goes something like this:Client: “What beads go with this bead?”Bead Worlder: “There are hundreds of beads that could go with that bead.

Just Back from the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show!

I spent the better part of last week shopping for Bead World (and myself!) at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Proximity to the largest gem show in the world is certainly an advantage for our stores. We drive in