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Caprice earrings, by Csilla Papp from Sensational Soutache

Bead Weaving Using Soutache, Crystals, Beads, and So Much More!

Have you soutached? Funny how we make our favorite materials into verbs, no? But really, have you soutached? It’s such a fun medium to work with. And talk about adding a punch of color! Check out these earrings from Csilla Papp’s book, Sensational Soutache Jewelry Making, which is part of the new Sensational Soutache collection.…

Daisy pin by Maryann Patterson-Curls, French beaded flower technique

How to Make Beaded Flowers – the French Beaded Flower Way

One of the first projects I remember editing when I started at Lapidary Journal was a design by Arlene Baker, made using the French beaded flower techniques. I hadn’t learned how to make beaded flowers or how to wire wrap beads using the French beaded flower method. In order to do the project and beautiful…

Rock Candy, by Karlin Jones from Jewelry Stringing Secret Garden Party collection

How to Make Handmade Jewelry with Special Touches

Whether you have an upcoming dinner party, wedding, or other special event; a new outfit, a vacation at the beach, a holiday office party; or maybe you have a new hairstyle and want to show off a fancy pair of earrings – there’s always a good reason to make a new beaded accessory or piece…

Genies_new_hangout_purse_art

Bead Embroidery and Mixed Media Jewelry Designs

I’m a mixed media designer in the sense I mix all media I work in together, as often as I can. When I first started making jewelry, I didn’t quite get how this worked, and didn’t have the skill base to know how to work with too many different media, but knew I wanted to…

Nancy Eha's feather stitch sampler; seed bead botany course

Seed Bead Patterns and Techniques for Creating Botany

Nancy Eha is back with us, and this time she’s teaching her Seed Bead Botany course. In all of Nancy’s courses she shares seed bead patterns, techniques, and design ideas ideal for use on fabric and within bead embroidery. In the Seed Bead Botany course, Nancy covers many techniques for making flowers, leaves, vines, berries,…

stretchy bracelets made by Tammy Honaman

13 Jewelry and Beading Tips and Tricks

13 Tips to Help Around the Studio In the spirit of Friday the 13th, we’ve put together 13 tips to help on all levels of jewelry- making and beadweaving, with a few other tips from other mediums mixed in. First up…Tips on how to make bracelets with stretch elastic cording 1. When creating a design…

Delicate Details bracelet, by Kelly Wiese

Beaded Bezel Tutorial for Crystals by Kelly Wiese

There are several ways and different stitches you can use to create beaded bezels for crystals. Kelly Wiese has put together beaded bezel tutorial after tutorial, then put them all in to one course, Crystal Beaded Bezels Online Workshop. In this course, Kelly lays the foundation for creating beaded bezels, expands them in fun directions, then…

Mercury, by Melanie De Miguel, 2-drop Hubble Stitch from Hubble Stitch

Do the Hubble! Hubble Stitch, that is.

The hubble stitch, brought to us by Melanie de Miguel just a short time ago, is the newest stitch to hit the beading community. From her latest book, Hubble Stitch, Melanie shares this about her stitch: “Hubble stitch can best be described as a blend of herringbone and ladder stitch and a close cousin of…

Earring Jacket designs, by Kassie Shaw. Right-angle weave variation

FREE Right-Angle Weave Patterns by Kassie Shaw

Kassie Shaw has created some amazing new resources for us. Her latest, a series of videos featuring right-angle weave and right-angle weave variations – each of these are available as video downloads or you can find them all rolled up into a DVD – Beadweaving Beyond the Basics: Right-Angle Weave Variations. To complement these videos,…