Handmade beads have a way of capturing your imagination like no other. There's just something about the way a handmade bead looks and the way it feels in your hand that connects with you on a very deep level. The very first beads were all handmade, of course: in ancient times, there were no large...
Check these pages for instructions, illustrations, related articles/magazines/books, and occasional videos on how to create jewelry, whether you favor bead stitching, stringing, or wireworking. You'll also find links to selected articles on selling your work, organizing your bead stash, teaching...
Feb 19, 2009
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Fabric Beads, Take Two A few years ago I tried to make beads from ribbons. Sounds pretty easy, right? Cut a piece of ribbon, roll it up, and glue it. What could possibly go wrong? (How much time do you have?) My beads came apart at the seams and they were easily squashed. I couldn't figure out how...
Oct 31, 2008
Filed under: Filed under: Crystals, Bead Making, Stringing, Glass Beads, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Fabric Beads, Bead-weaving, Bead Crafts, Beads, Beading Daily