Beading Projects

Are you about to start on your first bead project? Or maybe you’ve already nailed down the beading basics but you’re ready to learn new beading techniques? Everyone needs a place to start and every beader is always searching for new beading ideas. Enjoy a multitude of beading patterns, projects, tutorials, and resources ranging from beginner to advanced, from beadweaving to embroidery, to working with wire. We have something every beader will be sure to enjoy.

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Take Your Beadweaving Beyond The Basics

Sometimes, I think that my favorite part of a beadweaving project isn’t just the final, finished piece of beaded jewelry. It’s the story behind the jewelry that I love: how the design was first conceived, how the artist brought it to life, all the little steps along the way and the little bits of coincidence…

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Free Beading Projects With Pearls

Who among us can resist the lure of beautiful handmade pearl jewelry? The legacy of pearls throughout history is as fascinating as it is mysterious: pearls were once a luxury enjoyed only by kings and queens, retrieved from the depths of the oceans and seas. These days, pearls can be found in all kinds of…

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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Make a Beaded Mandala With Bead Netting

Last week, I shared my story about how a visit to a local shaman and some beads braided into my hair resulted in some pretty cool creative projects. Well, I’m still riding that big wave of creativity, and now I’m playing with making tiny beaded mandalas using netting stitch! Beaded netting stitch is one of…

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Beaded Wedding Jewelry and a Wedding Story

The way my husband proposed to me was pretty epic. Unbeknownst to me, he had traveled to Vermont with his best friend from kindergarten to pick out the perfect emerald engagement ring. A few weeks later, he told me that he was going night fishing after work, and he would be home late that evening,…

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Shamans, Mandalas, and Beaded Earrings

Earlier this year, I paid a visit to a local shaman, who, during the course of our visit, gave me 3 tasks to complete as part of my spiritual journey. The first one was easy – she told me to take a bubble bath with as many bubbles as I could. Woo-hoo! The second task…

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Custom Wedding Jewelry

One of my friends is getting married in a few months, and as I help her plan and get all of the details finalized, I can’t help but notice how calm she is about everything. The florist can’t get the exact flowers she wants? No big deal. One of the bridesmaids has gone rogue and…

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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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Create Jewelry: Designing with Palettes

What do I love about our special issue, Create Jewelry 2014? The color palettes. Our editors had a blast hand selecting each of the palettes and working with our graphic designer, Connie Poole, to bring them to life. The use of color palettes in this issue creates unity, yet at the same time, variety. The…