Tiger bead charms for bracelets

This Sterling Silver Tiger Bead from Carlo Biagi (UPDATE: This bead is sold out and no longer available making it officially extinct!) is the perfect charm for bracelets themed around a sports team, spiritual energies or for animal lovers. The large diameter hole has no threading and it is compatible with many popular bracelets.

Over the years this European charm has been very popular due to its symbolism of this ferocious animal.

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Carlo Biagi sterling silver Tiger bead (side view)

Tiger beads and symbolism

The tiger has always been an important symbol, and throughout history you see it’s influence in art, literature, or as a mascot.

Here are just a few interesting facts:

  • The tiger is the largest cat! For those of us who love cats, it is a dream to own such a huge kitty.
  • It is one of the animals in the Chinese Zodiac, the next year of the Tiger is 2022.
  • The Detroit Tigers football team was named after the nickname of the Detroit Light Guard Military Unit
  • There are 9 different sub species: three are extinct and the remaining six are endangered

This popular sterling silver bead is also on my bead “endangered list”. There are only a handful of these beads available and they will not be restocked. (UPDATE: This bead is sold out and no longer available making it officially extinct!)

If you are waiting for just the right time to buy this bead, then NOW would be the time. (When they are all gone, and officially extinct, I will update this page.)

 

To answer the most asked question – yes they will fit on PANDORA bracelets and are also compatible with Troll, Chamilia, and other trendy charm bead bracelets.

The bead hole is 5mm and is smooth (no threading) making them easy to slip on an off any bracelet chain.

Begal Tiger Glass bead
Carlo Biagi Murano Glass Bengal Tiger Stripe

This Murano glass bead is fashioned after the colors of the Bengal Tiger. Together these two beads are a great combo to represent this charismatic cat.

Easy to make black leather bracelets or necklace

Leather bracelets and necklaces are always in style and are a more casual type of jewelry to wear every day. It’s really easy to put together a new look for your arm or neck with the versatile Carlo Biagi black leather cord.



How to make black leather bracelets or necklaces

  1. Pick out your favorite beads or charms
  2. Slide them onto the leather cord
  3. Tie knots at different points on the bracelet or necklace to hold the beads
  4. Measure for your neck or wrist and then tie another knot!
  5. Easy Peasy


The Carlo Biagi versatile black leather cord is great to use as a bracelet or necklace. Made of quality leather and 40″ long so you can wrap or tie in any way you choose. The ends are sterling silver and are stamped with the Carlo Biagi brand logo.

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Example of how you can add beads or charms, tie knots and create a leather bracelet

String on some beads or charms, tie a few knots and you have a really cool custom jewelry bracelet or necklace!

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Example of an easy slide necklace with just a few beads

Need a different look at a low-cost? With just a few beads you can create a fashionable lariat style necklace! It’s easy to change whenever you want!

Beads are sold separately and are only shown in pictures above as an example. The leather cord will also work with Chamilia, Pandora and other popular large hole beads.

Top 5 Valentines Day ideas with beads

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These top 5 Valentines Day ideas are easy to make Valentine crafts using beads and Swarovski crystal. Give them as gifts that will be treasured for years for years to come. Use these great ideas as a guide and let your imagination soar!

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Heart earrings with Swarovski crystal

Valentines Day ideas to make jewelry with beads

These three jewelry ideas below are easy to make Valentines gifts to give to moms, teachers, best friends or make them for yourself! Handcrafted jewelry is always a special way to show love and devotion.

1. Heart Earrings with Swarovski Crystal Beads and Drops 

Beautiful red Swarovski crystals make these romantic dangle earrings.

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Popular large hole charm beads make a beautiful bracelet

2. Bracelet with Large Hole Beads and Swarovski Crystal

Chamilia, Troll and Pandora bracelets are very popular and this idea creates a similar stunning look.

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Adorable heart beads and heart with key toggle clasp

3. Millefiori Glass Hearts Bead Bracelet

Sweet millefiori glass heart beads and a unique toggle clasp make this a really unique gift!

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Card and gift packaging made with beads

Make Valentines Day gifts special

Here are two Valentines day ideas to check out if you don’t want to make jewelry. Create beautiful decorations on homemade cards or really pretty gift boxes using beads and crystals.

4. Valentine’s Day Card with Swarovski Crystals

5. Gift Box “Love” Decoration with Swarovski Crystal

Inspiring beads and supplies for Valentines Day crafts

See the great selection below of pendants, charms, beads and other jewelry making supplies to enhance Valentine’s Day ideas to use in making gifts!

Landmark beads from around the world New for 2016

New for 2016 are four Landmark beads from around the world. Just as 2015 ends and the new year begins, there are four brand new Landmark Beads from locations around the world!

Landmark beads are a unique gift idea for the woman who loves to travel and who also love beads and charms.



Every year billions of people travel around the world for business, vacation, and for a variety of other reasons. Landmark Beads are a unique way for the world traveler to remember each destination on charm bead bracelets such as Pandora or Troll bracelets.

There are over 80 different Landmark Beads and this year there are four new beads being introduced to add to the collection.

New Landmark beads from around the world

New Landmark beads from around the world
New Landmark Beads for 2016. Photo Copyright © 2015 Bead Lovers Korner

Landmark beads are made of high quality .925 Sterling Silver and are finely detailed, making them a unique addition to charm bead bracelets.

The four shown above are new for 2016 and are as follows from left to right:

  1. Chiang Mai Palace, Thailand
  2. Sky Tower, New Zealand
  3. Angkor Wat, Cambodia
  4. Churchill Downs (Kentucky Derby)

All four beads have just been released and are now available on our website. Each bead is compatible with Chamilia, Troll and Pandora, as well as other European Charm Bead bracelets.

Landmark beads have a large 5mm bead hole that is smooth making it compatible with types of bracelets since there is no threading to worry about.

Landmark beads are a cool way to show where you have traveled, remember a great vacation, signify where you were born, a reminder of where you want to go, and many other possibilities!

They are such a cool bead you could even collect them all!

Caring for your Landmark beads

Clean only with a silver cleaning cloth, do not use silver polish dip as this can remove the oxidation that highlights all of the intricate details in each bead.

Landmark charm beads are sterling silver memories

Landmark Charm Beads or European bead for bracelets make great gifts for women and are available to add to travel bracelets as sterling silver memories!

They are compatible with Pandora, Chamilia, Carlo Biagi and all of the different brands of trendy European style bracelet chains.




There are currently over 70 different highly detailed Landmark beads representing locations from around the world and the United States.

Landmark Charm Beads make great gifts

Landmark charm beads make great gifts for travelers, gifts for Mom, girlfriends and anyone who loves to travel.

There are currently over 70 highly detailed Landmark beads representing locations from around the world and the United States.

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Vienna Opera House Landmark Charm Bead. Photo Copyright © 2015 Bead Lovers Korner

You can find the Landmark Straatsoper Vienna Opera House pictured above, as well as the Landmark Istanbul Blue Mosque or the Landmark Budapest Fisherman’s Bastion shown in the featured image on our website.

A the variety of Landmark Beads from around the world and locations in the United States are available on our website. The variety shown on the website may not always be the same since occasionally they are out of stock.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have about these stunning charm beads!

Are Landmark beads Pandora compatible charms?

Will Landmark beads work on my bracelet? Are they Pandora compatible charms? I get asked these questions all the time, and the answer is YES! Landmark Beads are compatible with Pandora, Biagi, Chamila and more!

The large smooth bead hole, which measures approximately 5mm,  has no threading and this makes them compatible with all popular bead bracelets and the beads will slip on and off easily.

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Las Vegas Sign Landmark Bead. Photo Copyright © 2015 Bead Lovers Korner

Why doesn’t it say they are Pandora compatible charms in the listing?

Technically I am not supposed to mention the name Pandora in any product listing for sale that is not an actual Pandora brand.

Years ago the Pandora Nazis were all over the internet forcing companies to take listings down and even taking them to court for trademark infringement.

This activity might have loosened up in recent years, I am not really sure. I had my own bad experience with the Pandora Police and being a really small business I can’t risk a lawsuit.

So I am writing about it here for those who might Google the question looking for answers.

About Landmark Beads

There are currently over 70 different highly detailed Landmark beads representing locations from around the world and the United States.

There are also several beads designed to help tell the story of your travels, which include a cruise ship, jet airplane, sail boat, camper and more.

Landmark Beads for travel
Landmark Beads that represent modes of travel. Examples shown are the jet plane and train engine. Photo Copyright © 2015 Bead Lovers Korner

Landmark Beads should only be cleaned with a silver cleaning cloth. Do not use silver polish dip, as this may remove the oxidation that shows the tiny details in the silver.

When you are not wearing your bracelet, keep it stored in a safe place in either a plastic Ziploc bag or special jewelry storage, this will help keep it from tarnishing quickly.

As with all fine jewelry, do not wear while swimming, cleaning, bathing, etc. Some chemicals can ruin good jewelry. Also be careful not to wear during highly physical activities, such as sports, this can cause scratching, denting or loss.

With proper care, Landmark beads will be a lasting memory of your travels around the world!

Check out all the Landmark Beads at Bead Lovers Korner!

Bead pendants revive old European beads

European Bead Pendants
Carlo Biagi European Bead Pendants

Bead pendants are a stunning way to display European beads that you are no wearing on your charm bead bracelet. Highlight a  favorite bead with this innovative pendant for large hole charm beads.

These affordable pendants are made from high quality brass and plated with a thick coat of precious rhodium. A striking and elegant addition to your European Bead jewelry collection.

Stunning Bead Pendants

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Examples of Carlo Biagi bead pendant using glass or crystal large hole Carlo Biagi beads

Everyone knows that you can only put so many European beads on a bracelet, so why let unused Pandora style beads sit in a jewelry box?

These innovative pendants will hold those beads that have been cast aside and give them a fresh, new look!

The flower and round shape have a reflective background which enhances the color of decorative glass or sparking crystal beads.

Available in three popular shapes:

These pendants are compatible with Pandora, Chamilia, Troll and other large hole European charm beads.

Revive old beads or highlight new ones while also creating a unique customized pendant to match your bracelet.