Beading Instructions & Techniques

needle felted wool pendant by Tammy Honaman. Needle felted bead is built on sterling silver spool bead; embellished with additional wool roving; strung onto an enameled headpin finished with a wrapped loop

Create Felted Beads and Jewelry

Does fiber call your name and draw you in? Make you want to stop everything and knit, or weave, or felt the minute you see a new skein of beautiful yarn, a newly dyed piece of silk, or after watching wool being spun at the Saturday farmer’s market. I know that’s what happens to me.…

Cubic Right Angle Weave beaded beads used in a pair of earrings.

Stitch Up Some Beaded Beads

Beaded beads are a great way to use up leftover beads. You know, that small amount of beads you had left from the last design (or three) that won’t be quite enough to make another design with. Beaded beads are also a great way to practice a stitch. I’ve made up a few “beaded beads”…

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How to Prepare a Rivoli for Bead Embroidery

I was just paging through Csilla Pap’s new book, Sensational Soutache Jewelry Making. And I’ll have to say, it’s fantastic! It’s filled with beautiful projects, but also with tips and techniques that any beader would love to have in their arsenal of tricks. For instance, anyone who’s tried bead embroidery knows  it’s a challenge to…

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Free Beading Project: Pinecone Earrings by Svetlana Einy

Just in time for the holidays, we’re excited to share a free beaded earring project from one of the Starman TrendSetters! These great Pinecone Earrings by Svetlana Einy use two-holed daggers and seed beads to create a pair of beaded earrings that will look great anywhere. Enjoy! Materials: 36 Czechmates two-hole daggers (A) 1 gram…