Pearls

We are drawn to the sensuous beauty of pearl jewelry, to their soft contours, and most of all to the warm, persistent light that seems to glow from within these unique gems. Kings and queens have filled royal treasuries with pearls and worn impressive jewelry made with pearls to proclaim power and regency. Movie stars and fashion legends have greeted their public draped in glamorous pearls. Brides and debutantes have favored pearls as the gem of purity and fidelity. For those who cherish the radiance of pearls and who wish to make signature beaded jewelry with pearls, today’s affordable and varied supply of freshwater pearls is truly a beader’s delight.

Rock Candy, by Karlin Jones from Jewelry Stringing Secret Garden Party collection

How to Make Handmade Jewelry with Special Touches

Whether you have an upcoming dinner party, wedding, or other special event; a new outfit, a vacation at the beach, a holiday office party; or maybe you have a new hairstyle and want to show off a fancy pair of earrings – there’s always a good reason to make a new beaded accessory or piece…

Beading Daily All About Pearls

Free Beading Projects With Pearls

Who among us can resist the lure of beautiful handmade pearl jewelry? The legacy of pearls throughout history is as fascinating as it is mysterious: pearls were once a luxury enjoyed only by kings and queens, retrieved from the depths of the oceans and seas. These days, pearls can be found in all kinds of…

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Pearls Fit For a Queen (Or a Princess)

In antiquity, members of a royal family were the only people legally permitted to wear pearls. That’s a shame, because it means that had I been alive in those days, I surely would have spent most of my life in jail for daring to wear one of my favorite kinds of beads: pearls! I can’t…

Love Pearl Beads? You Have to See These Pearl Jewelry Designs

We are drawn to the sensuous beauty of pearl jewelry, to their soft contours, and most of all to the warm, persistent light that seems to glow from within these unique gems. Kings and queens have filled royal treasuries with pearls and worn impressive jewelry made with pearls to proclaim power and regency. Movie stars…

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Use Your Pearls for This Free Beaded Bracelet Project

I don’t often use two-needle right-angle weave, but it’s a wonderful, speedy bead-weaving technique for making easy beaded bracelets. If you’re looking for a pearl bracelet project that works up in a snap and looks like a million bucks, try the Figure-Eight Bracelet by Julie D’Amico-Beres as a sweet introduction to two-needle right-angle weave! Materials:…

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Pearls of love…

Pearls are known for their ability to bring positive emotional change when worn. A pearl is a stone of love, transformation, and able to open a closed heart. This 7 inch seed bead bracelet is lined with fresh water pearls and in each circle is a beautiful glass gem. Visit us on Facebook at The…

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The Saga Of the Hard-to-Find Pearls

My first trip to the Tucson gem and mineral shows back in 2012 was such a life-changing experience! Being surrounded by all those beads, the artists, and the energy of the place had me buzzing with creative ideas for weeks after I got home. One of the highlights of that trip was when I got…