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.

Breast Cancer beads that give back

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness month here in the United States, a cause that people are very passionate about! Many women and their loved ones have had this form of cancer affect their life in one way or the other.

According to BreastCancer.org, 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. That’s a pretty scary number! But regular screening and higher awareness can help with early detection and treatment.

Show support for Breast Cancer

Purchase and wear one of the beautiful awareness ribbon pins below to show your support. Fire Mountain Gems donates 100% of the sale to research! These also make great gift ideas for women and healthcare providers.


Rhinestone and Gold-Finished Brass 1.5-inch Pink Ribbon Pin

Price: $11.46
100% of pin sales are donated to breast cancer research


Rhinestone and Gold-Finished Brass 1-inch Pink Ribbon Pin

Price: $6.21
100% of pin sales are donated to breast cancer research

European beads for awareness

Below are high quality charm beads that 10% of each sale goes towards cancer research. These beads are compatible with Pandora and other trendy charm bead bracelets, they also make great gifts!

Beading supplies and charms

There are a variety of options for beading and jewelry design if you are making a gift for someone or preparing for a fundraiser. So be sure to check them out!

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.

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!