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For the Pro Beader: Tips on Working with Keshi Pearls

The rare Keshi pearl or the poppy seed pearl (Keshi is Japanese for pearl) is a beautiful Japanese pearl found in the Akoya oyster. It has a much flatter appearance than traditional pearls and can be found in a variety of colors, which is a result of the culturing process in which the oyster rejects the pearl and spits out the nucleus before the pearl is fully formed. This process also makes the pearl lustrous and shimmery. They are composed entirely of nacre and have no nucleus, which gives them their unique luster. […]
By |February 24th, 2018|Beads 101, Do It Yourself|0 Comments

Ancient Bead Production: The History of the Carnelian Beads

Carnelian beads of top quality make any creation beautiful with their deep reddish-orange color. It was a highly sought-after stone centuries ago because of its rich color. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan commissioned the building of the Taj Mahal as a burial chamber for his beloved wife and queen, Mumtaz, when she died. It was her favorite stone and is the primary decorative gemstone in the building’s facade. […]
By |February 8th, 2018|Beads 101, Styles|0 Comments

Simple DIY Projects to Add a Touch of Elegance to Your Home

Are you wanting to add a burst of color and elegance to your home? If so, you may want to consider exploring beaded home décor. Beads are an ideal option for transforming any room from ordinary to extraordinary. So, whether you are redecorating an entire room or simply looking for that extra special piece to serve […]
By |January 11th, 2018|Do It Yourself|0 Comments

Bring in the New Year with Green Onyx Beads

Onyx gets its name from the Greek word for fingernail, onux. Legend states Eros mischievously cut the fingernails of Aphrodite while she slept, and since her clippings were heavenly in origin, the gods turned them into onyx. Physical Characteristics Green onyx is one of the variations of onyx stone and is often mistaken for jade. Onyx is […]
By |December 11th, 2017|Beads 101|0 Comments

9 Facts You Didn’t Know About Autism and Cognition

Twenty years ago autism was a mysterious and relatively unknown disorder. It affected 1 in 5,000 children. Today, people have a much better understanding of autism. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 68 children, in the United States has been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). With the increase […]
By |December 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tips on Incorporating Vermeil Beads Into Your Jewelry

Vermeil is 925 sterling silver that has been gold-plated. It is also known as silver gilt. In fact, vermeil is the French term for silver-gilded. Three factors determine whether something is vermeil. They have the purity and thickness of the gold and the type of base metal. Vermeil jewelry has a sterling silver base, and the […]
By |November 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why You Need to Invest in Ethiopian Opal Beads

If you’re looking for a new bead for your latest jewelry or beading project, then look no further than the Ethiopian opal bead. With its vivid colors and unique pattern formations, there are many reasons why you need to invest in Ethiopian opal beads. But first, here’s a little bit of history. How is opal formed? The opal […]
By |November 16th, 2017|Beads 101|0 Comments

Tips on Adding Moss Aquamarine Beads to Your Fall Wardrobe

Fall is a beautiful time of year. The leaves are turning, there’s a chill in the air, and it’s time to bring out your fall wardrobe: scarves, boots, bulky sweaters, leggings, jeans, and long sleeves. And, what is fall clothing without a few accessories? Moss aquamarine beads are the perfect addition to your fall fashion […]
By |November 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Incorporating Black Spinel into Your Holiday Party Outfit

The holiday season means there are plenty of opportunities to look fabulous. A head-turning holiday outfit should be glamorous but timeless, sophisticated but unique, classic but with a sparkle. And that means one thing: black spinel beads. From the Greek word for spark, this stone is sure to make you sparkle in a room, and […]
By |November 2nd, 2017|Beads 101, Styles|0 Comments

From Emerald to Ruby Beads: Spice Up Your Christmas Jewelry

The holidays are almost here, and that means your calendar will soon fill up with seasonal parties and family gatherings. Many of these affairs are formal social events, and you will need to accessorize appropriately. This is the perfect time to pull that fancy dress out of your closet, throw on some heels, and wow […]
By |October 26th, 2017|Styles|0 Comments