Beading for Kids

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5 Tips for Successful Bead Crafts With Kids

Every winter, we try to find something fun to do for my son’s birthday. It’s a tough job here in the mountains of upstate New York – winters are usually bitter cold, and that makes it hard to find fun outdoor activities for the kids. And while my son loves his bowling alley birthday parties,…

Bracelet Making Made Easy

Need a couple of quick ideas for some easy, fun bracelet making projects for the summer? Maybe you have the kids around and need a project to keep them occupied and ward off the classic summer mantra of, “I’m bored!” Or if you  just want a little creative downtime between big beading projects, try one…

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Bead Crafts With My Kid

I was beading long before my son was born, and even though I took a little break from my beadwork while he was an infant, a few months later I got back to working with beads. It was challenging at first: I had to wait until he went down for a nap, and then depending…

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Make A Morse Code Beaded Bracelet

My friend Tammy Jones over at Jewelry Making Daily sent over a link to this fun DIY bracelet making project: Morse code bracelets made with cylinder beads! They looked like so much fun, I decided to adapt the technique and reached into my hoard of round glass druk and fire polished beads to create my…

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Get to Know Bead Artist and Instructor Nancy Cain

Have you ever wanted to learn the secret to making self-supporting peyote stitch projects? Master bead artist Nancy Cain has been exploring this fantastic technique using one of Planet Bead's favorite off-loom bead-weaving stitches for creating self-supporting beaded structures. We're pretty excited here at Beading Daily to have Nancy presenting a live webinar next week!…

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3 Tips for Starting Your Jewelry Business

For years I had a jewelry business. I sold my jewelry online, in shops, and in galleries. I traveled around the country, showing people how to make jewelry… Quench Jewelry Arts class …and I sold beads in classrooms, at retreats, and at retail shows like a bead gypsy. Though it was a lot of work,…

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Beading In the Digital Age

Technology has come a long way in the 35 years since my father brought home our family's first personal computer. One of the first computer programmers for the U.S. Navy, my dad kept us up-to-date with the latest in technology. I think our family was even one of the first in our area to start…

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Win the 2014 Fall Collection From Nunn Design!

It's back to school time for the kids, and for the grownups, it's back to beading! Summer is, sadly, drawing to a close, but that means that it's time for another awesome giveaway from our friends at Nunn Design to usher in the new season. The 2014 Fall Collection includes a wonderful variety of jewelry-making…

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Stitch Pro: Pass Through vs. Pass Back Through

In my continuing effort to get the "easy" stuff out there…you know, the information we assume all beaders just know through osmosis or something…I'd like to give you the 411 (do people even say that anymore? Hahaha…I'm pretty sure my kids would call me a geezer for that one!) about the difference between "Pass Through"…