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Gemstone of the Month: Howlite

Gemstone of the Month: Howlite Howlite was first discovered in Nova Scotia in 1868 by Canadian mineralogist, Henry How. It is most commonly found in Canada and the U.S., but it has also been found in Mexico, Germany, Russia, Turkey,

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Elegant Swarovski Bracelet Tutorial

Elegant Swarovski Bracelet Tutorial Last month we showed you how to make our Modern Gemstone Bracelet, but if a classic vibe is more your style look no further than our Elegant Swarovski Bracelet! We combine the same simple Flat Crimping or Double

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Studying Symbols: 8 Fold Path

Studying Symbols: 8 Fold Path One of the newest pendants at Bead World, the 8 Fold Path is a significant Buddhist symbol. It represents 8 key tenets of Buddhism. Think of it like the Buddhist moral code, similar to that

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Gemstone of the Month: Larvikite

Gemstone of the Month: Larvikite One of the gemstones we have been asked about most recently is the stunning Larvikite. Everyone wants to know what this mysterious, beautiful gemstone is about. Larvikite is a monzonitic feldspar from the feldspar family. The Larvakite

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Modern Gemstone Bracelet Tutorial

Modern Gemstone Bracelet Tutorial Now that we’ve covered our Flat Crimping Tutorial and our Double Crimping Tutorial, we can put those techniques to use in our Modern Gemstone Bracelet. It is a beautiful combination of gemstone beads and sleek spacer

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Gemstone of the Month: Selenite

Gemstone of the Month: Selenite Another unique gemstone at Bead World is Selenite. Named after the Greek goddess of the moon, Selene, selenite is transparent, glassy, and colorless with a chatoyant luster that gives it a moon-like appearance. It is a hydrous calcium

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Bead World Scottsdale is Moving

Bead World Scottsdale is MOVING!!! Yup, you heard that right – Bead World Scottsdale is on the move!  Don’t worry though, we’re just going right down the road to the northwest corner of Scottsdale and Shea.  Our new Bead World

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Gemstone of the Month: Auralite 23

Gemstone of the Month: Auralite 23 Auralite 23 is another intriguing gemstone that we highlighted in our recent blog post about noteworthy gemstones from our last buying trip.  I’m definitely a gemstone addict and I had heard about the amazingness that is

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New Gemstone Stretch Bracelet Kits

New Gemstone Stretch Bracelet Kits! We are so excited to announce our NEW Gemstone Stretch Bracelet kits!!  These bracelet kits are unisex and have enough supplies to make up to a 9″ bracelet.  Each of these kits have a certain

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Gemstone of the Month: K2

Gemstone of the Month: K2   K2 is a rather new gemstone, not only to us here at Bead World, but to the gemstone industry in general.  It is a rare gemstone and is so unique that people often question its

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