Bead Crafts

If you believe that beads have the power to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary, then our free bead crafts and resources for crafting with beads are must-haves. With a little bit of thread, wire, and your beads, craft your way to a beautiful piece of bead art. Are you interested in finding new ways to embellish your crafts by learning how to make a beaded snowflake ornament, a beaded coaster, beaded baskets, home décor, and more? Enjoy delightful projects with intuitive instructions and truly unique beading inspiration.

Jill MacKay Sizzix Jewelry Studio - leather jewelry project

Beaded Die-Cut Leather Pendant Project, with Jill MacKay

Jill MacKay’s videos, Working with Die Cut Leather and Embellishing Leather Jewelry Components  are based on cutting leather then designing jewelry using the leather pieces. The leather is cut using the Sizzix Big Shot machine along with appropriately layered plates and cutting pads found in the Sizzix Big Shot Jewelry Studio. The Big Shot machine…

Jill MacKay Leather Bracelets and Jewelry Making with Sizzix leather cutting dies

Leather, Jewelry Making, Friendship, and Family

Die Cut and Leather Love, with Jill MacKay Jill MacKay and I met on a favorable day in Tucson about 10 years ago. I was walking by her booth, admired the metal components and fabulous leather cuffs she was displaying, and was easily drawn in to Jill’s world, and was hooked on her design style.…

Leather Bracelet project by Tammy Honaman, leather, Swarovski cup chain, silver chain, Swarovski crystals

Make This Leather Bracelet then Sparkle and Bling!

Leather is on trend and seems to have a real hold on the fashion and accessories world. I had a lot of fun pulling together some of our most popular leather bracelets for our FREE “How to Make Leather Bracelets” and am happy to bring it to you during the “season of bracelets.” To add to…

Bead embroidered fish cuffs. Creative Bead Embroidery 1 and 2 with Kinga Nichols

Bead Embroidery Comes to Life with Kinga Nichols

Kinga Nichols is creating bead art that is whimsical, unique, fun, colorful, and dynamic. Her jewelry designs are also wearable and make a statement! Her latest videos, Creative Bead Embroidery 1 and 2 break down her processes of bead embroidery on precut beading medium and bead embroidery with shaped beads and fine fabrics. Thank you…

Pharaoh's Finery Bracelet, by Michelle Gowland

Quick and Easy Leather Jewelry Making Finishing Techniques

When working with leather, there are a few ways you can finish the ends to create a wearable piece of leather jewelry. Most of the options fall under the term “cold connections.” To follow are some cold connections done in a fashionable way, creating jewelry we really want to wear! KNOTS Terra Haute Wrap Bracelet,…

Beaded scroll by Nancy Eha

Bead Embroidery, Beaded Fabric, Beaded Quilts, Beading Techniques

Nancy Eha – bead embroidery artist, beaded fabric quilter, beading technique expert, and all around amazing talent. Yes. I’m in awe of all she can do. And all she continues to share with us. Nancy’s next workshop, Japanese Scroll with Beaded Dragonfly and Beaded Sashiko explores bead embroidery like you’ve never seen before. She combines…

Monreale Necklace beadwork design by Maggie Meister

Beadwork Designs, Designing for Fashion Trends or the Classics

Now Showing: Runway and fashion trends for Summer 2016 As predicted, for this summer’s fashion hits, we are seeing lace, satin and loose fitting fabrics. On-trend colors are in fact rose blush and yellow. Here are Swarovski’s Innovations for Spring/Summer 2016 – so spot on! Other key factors are soft metallics and pops of color,…