Category: Karen Thompson

Tree of Life Bracelet Tutorial

Tree of Life Bracelet This fun seed bead and waxed linen bracelet is super easy and highly customizable.  Choose your favorite colors to make it your own!  Consider adding charms or crystals if you want added bling.  It’s the perfect

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

Simple Leather Lariat Tutorial

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

Making an Artisan Pendant

Making an Artisan Pendant Our artisan pendants are made with domed optical glass that is created to fit into chic custom frames.  This project is quick, fun and easy to customize! Begin with one of our pendant sets, which include

Tagged with: , ,

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

Tagged with: ,

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

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

Three Strand Wire Crochet Necklace Tutorial

Three Strand Wire Crochet Necklace   This classic wire crochet necklace is easy to learn, quick to create and is easily customizable!  You can make all the strands the same length for a full, flirty look or graduate the strands

Simple Snowflake Ornament

Simple Snowflake Ornament There are few things as heart warming as a Christmas tree piled high with handmade ornaments.  Those special treasures made by our family and friends over the years are like time capsules — we remember the people

Swarovski Christmas Tree Earring Tutorial

Swarovski Crystal Christmas Tree Earrings!     This Christmas, Bead World has a fabulous classic holiday earring pattern for you — Swarovski Crystal Christmas Trees!  This traditional pattern can be done in a number of ways (try emerald AB for glitz, or