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  • Everyone knows that beads can be used to make spectacular jewelry, but making bead crafts is also a great way to add some more beads into your life! Bead crafts are great for kids, too, as a way to introduce them to the art of making things by hand. You
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  • Bead crochet is a perfectly portable beadwork. For this technique string all the beads onto the thread at the onset, and then use a hook to make stitches in the round, adding one or more beads within each stitch.
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  • If you’ve ever seen the awesome and inspiring bead embroidery of other bead artists, you might have been inspired to try your hand at this particular beading technique. Unlike other types of off-loom beadweaving, bead embroidery is the stitching
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  • Knitting is such an enjoyable and relaxing craft, the only way you could possibly improve on it would be to add beads, of course! Bead knitting is done when beads are strung on your knitting thread or fiber before you start to knit. As each stitch is
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  • The process of bead making from various materials such as glass, plastic, metal or wood.
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  • It’s a bead covered with beads or one made solely out of beads, like a miniature sculpture with a whole in it. You can wear it alone on a chain or incorporate your beaded beads into elaborate pieces of jewelry.
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  • There seem to be no limits when it comes to beaded jewelry design . Creating unique beaded jewelry like bracelets, necklaces and earrings can be created with just a few piles of beads, some beading needles and beading thread. Beaded jewelry design ideas
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  • When planning a wedding, every detail is important, especially when it comes to what the bride wears. Making your own beaded wedding jewelry is a wonderful way to add your own personal touch to a very special occasion.
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  • Spending time with our beads can be so much more enjoyable when we use the right beading tools ! Your trusty beading tools should include a good set of jewelry pliers, thread snips or good embroidery scissors, your favorite beading needles and your favorite
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  • What is it about beads and bead weaving that speaks to us? The sparkle and brilliance of beads? Their array of colors and finishes? Or maybe it's the origins of beads and bead-weaving? Imagine what it takes to refine a stone to two millimeters of
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  • You can never have to many bracelets. Beading Daily has a vast assortment of resources for bracelet making .
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  • Brick stitch is an easy stitch to learn, in brick stitching, beads don't sit one on top of the next. Instead, the rows are off-set, as on a brick wall.
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  • C
  • Cabochons are flat-backed jewelry making components that can be made from almost any type of material imaginable. Resin, polymer clay, gemstones, Lucite, ceramic and even crystal can be used to create cabochons for your jewelry-making projects. Cabochons
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  • Ever since Daniel Swarovski invented his faceting machine, crystal beads have been in demand by high-fashion designers all around the world. Crystal beads are more popular than ever, and for good reason: who can resist the sparkle and shine of a beautiful
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  • G
  • Since ancient times, gemstones have been prized for their colors and for their perceived healing abilities. The first humans who discovered colorful gemstones in the gravels of a riverbed or embedded in an otherwise ordinary rock must have been struck
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  • Glass is the most varied in appearance of all the materials used to make beads. Glass beads can be clear and brilliantly transparent, reflecting the world around it; mysteriously transluscent, emanating a rich glow from within; or even as opaque as gemstones
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  • H
  • Herringbone stitch in beadwork is also known as Ndebele, drawing that name from the South African tribe that developed this beadweaving stitch. Herringbone stitch can be started using a ladder of seed beads in a manner similar to brick stitch, or it can
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  • How to Bead All you need to learn how to bead are some beads, a needle and beading thread (that will fit through the beads), and the ability to see the hole in the bead. Therefore, anywhere you arrange your bead projects and materials becomes your studio
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  • J
  • Who wouldn’t want to make money doing something that they love? Owning a home-based jewelry business can be a side business or a full-time business venture. Starting your own jewelry business can be a daunting task, but there are lots of resources
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  • An individual jewelry piece being worked on by an artist.
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  • K
  • An ancient form of Japanese braiding, kumihimo was actually developed for the closure of armor on Japanese samurai and their horses. Later, kumihimo braids were used to fasten quilted jackets and kimonos. Today, kumihimo is more popular than ever and
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  • M
  • If you love combining your passion for art with your passion for jewelry making, mixed media jewelry is the perfect way to wear your art on your sleeve – or as a necklace, bracelet or earrings. Creating jewelry with mixed media techniques lets you
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  • N
  • Necklace making is a great jewelry design for beaders to practice, because the opportunities are endless. Be inspired to make necklaces with beads from the numerous free resources at Beading Daily.
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  • P
  • 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
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  • Some Peyote Stitch Background Peyote stitch has been around as a beadwork technique for a long, long time. Adding one bead at a time, the stitch produces a fabric of beads arranged like brick paving, one bead up and one bead down, in columns. Variations
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  • R
  • There are two types of right-angle weave that produce the same finished beadwork. Cross-needle weaving, or double-needle right-angle weave, is made using two needles on opposite ends of the same length of beading thread. Single-needle right-angle weave
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  • S
  • What’s not to love about seed bead patterns ? There’s nothing more satisfying than sitting down with a small pile of beads, a needle and thread and walking away with a finished piece of beautiful beaded jewelry. Seed bead patterns are the
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  • Steampunk jewelry takes its cues from the Victorian era, and speculates on how our world would be different if steam power had become the driving force behind our culture. Gears and watch hands are used to decorate larger pieces. Old-fashioned keys are
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  • W
  • Viking knit is an ancient technique that can be used to make stylish modern wire jewelry designs. Why Use Wire for Jewelry-Making? Wire jewelry making is a great and inexpensive way to learn about making jewelry with metals. Some of the earliest known
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  • Wire wrapping is a hand fabricated method of jewelry design and creation. It involves the use of tools to bind and twist wires together. Some of the basic techniques include twisting the wire, wrapping a wire bundle, crimping or flattening the wrap, scrolling
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