The Summer 2015 issue of Jewelry Stringing is going to be one of our best yet! We have several great kits available in this issue, including one from Jewelry Stringing Editor Debbie Blair! Debbie uses wood beads, scrapbooking paper, and light-activated dye to make cute beads and pendants that are completely...
Inside Jewelry Stringing Magazine
May 19, 2015
Filed under: Filed under: Stringing, Bead Making, Enamel Beads, Mixed Media Jewelry, Bead-weaving, Bead Crafts, Beads, Beading Daily, Jewelry Making, Beaded Jewelry
When it comes to jewelry making, barring a few meager attempts at peyote-stitched bracelets, I am truly a stringer at heart. I can string beads, knot cords, and crank out wrapped loops like nobody's business. But, honestly, I'd like to think of myself as a bit of a mixed-media maven! My passions...
Brass beads painted with Vintaj Patina Inks I'll warn you right now: getting started with mixed media jewelry is a slippery slope. First you start with something easy like using patina inks to color vintage metal components and metal beads, and pretty soon, you're doing things like punching holes...
Learning how to work with a torch to create handmade glass beads was one of the best things I ever learned. There was something inspiring about being able to handle the flame of a torch and use it to melt and wind glass roads into my own handmade glass beads. Now that I'm doing more with mixed media...
I can't be the only one out in Beadland who has been tempted by all those gorgeous resin jewelry-making projects out there, can I? One of the reasons I haven't done more with resin is because I just don't like those empty bezels staring back at me, and just filling the bezels with paper gets...
Daily Beading Blogs
Aug 8, 2013
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I have been wanting to learn how to do torch enameling for a long time, and luckily for me, working on a project for the upcoming issue of Handcrafted Jewelry was the perfect excuse to try it out! Note: Do not attempt enameling unless you have the proper tools and preparation. This post is an account...
Kristal Wick is the editor of Beading Daily I have to admit, one of my favorite things about my job as Beading Daily editor is hearing your stories on Face Book and the Beading Daily Forums. I love reading how you started on this beady path. Your high points, your low points, what kind of music you listen...
Daily Beading Blogs
Jan 21, 2011
Filed under: Filed under: Peyote stitch, Pearls, Crystals, Bead Making, Stringing, Brick Stitch, Herringbone Stitch, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Fabric Beads, Bead-weaving, Enamel Beads, Mixed Media Jewelry, Bracelet Making, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
I find metals exciting, intimidating, fun, alluring... most of the time. Dabbling in metals is one thing: jumping off the cliff and diving in, quite another. I asked our metal expert and managing editor of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Helen Driggs for her advice on starting out in serious metalworking...
What if I did more than think about making metal jewelry? I’ve been guilty of what-iffing everything to death lately. . . . What if I would have pursued that med-school degree? What if I had stayed on the coast? What if we got rid of our mortgage and cars and all the trappings that come with the...