Your Guide to Handmade Beads: Enamel Beads, Fabric Beads, and Polymer Clay Projects for Bead Making

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In ancient times, handmade beads were made from organic materials such as nuts, seeds, and shells will small holes drilled into them. As technology developed, skilled artisans were able to create more intricate handmade beads, carving them from stone and other solid materials. These beads were so valuable that they were often traded as currency. People have even attached a spiritual significance to some handmade beads, believing they would bring luck, prosperity, or protect the wearer from evil spirits. Today, modern advances in machinery and materials allow beads to be churned out in the hundreds and thousands, and shipped around the world.

We created this free collection of resources to help beaders of all abilities explore the creative joys of learning how to make beads. Learn the ins and outs of buying handmade beads, then dive into six free bead-making tutorials for some serious project inspiration. Included in this free eBook are instructions for making and using a variety of handmade beads including silk/fabric beads, polymer clay beads, enamel beads, and mixed media handmade beads. Enjoy the all the expert techniques and tips you will discover in this free collection and start creating handmade beads when you learn how to make beads with our free tutorials today!

Get started today with this free bead making guide and get tips on enamel beads, fabric beads, and polymer clay projects.

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If you love making and using handmade beads, then this lovely collection of five handmade bead projects plus bonus guide to buying handmade beads is a must-have. Each of these delightful projects comes with intuitive instructions and truly unique inspiration! How fun will it be when you can proudly tell those admiring your newest creation: "I made it myself"! Along with this FREE eBook of projects to buy, make, and use handmade beads, you'll also receive a free membership to our Beading Daily community. Your membership provides you access to our free projects library, our beading community blogs, and our daily email newsletter with all sorts of tips, tricks, and more free projects!

Use this handy guide to understand the many forms of handmade beads

Whether you are just starting to use handmade beads or are have been making them for years, you're sure to enjoy this collection of five free projects plus bonus buyer's guide from the experts at Beading Daily.


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Guide to Handmade Beads: Enamel Beads, Fabric Beads, and Polymer Clay Projects for Bead Making,

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Explore all the possibilities of handmade beads (such as these enamel beads) when you download your free eBook!

With this handy guide to buying handmade beads, you will be ready to buy with confidence!

Article #1: Buying Handmade Beads

"Buyer's Guide to Handmade Beads" by Jean Campbell

Handmade beads can be found in local shops, at trade shows, online, and nearly everywhere beads are sold. Understanding the types of materials used, especially in glass/enamel beads and clay beads, is vital knowledge to have when selecting the best handmade beads for your designs. In this informative article, expert Jean Campbell discusses different material possibilities for many common handmade beads. Start with the three types of glass for lampworked beads, move onto handcarved beads, then learn the types of oven-fired beads, including ceramic beads and polymer clay beads. With this handy guide you will be on your way to understanding the basics of handmade beads in no time. Download your free eBook to get Jean's bonus guide!

This simple process of enameling makes fun enamel beads that you can wear with pride!

Project #1: Enameling to Make Enamel Beads

"Enameled Filigree Beads" by Pam East

While at a bead event, Pam was challenged by a fellow artist to enamel his signature filigree handmade beads. After grabbing her torch and powdered enamel, she gave it a try and to her surprise, it worked beautifully. Her technique is so straightforward, that even beginners will feel confident creating these enamel beads. Learn how easy this process of enameling handmade beads can be, and get tips from expert Pam East when you download this eBook!

Learn how easy it is making fabric beads into fun pieces of jewelry.

Project #2: Making Fabric Beads into Jewelry

"Sassy Silky Bead Angel Dangles" by Kristal Wick

Once you've learned how to make fabric beads, you will need a place to showcase them! Handmade silk/fabric beads can be fun to use in designs of all sorts including bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. Kristal's Wicks easy dangle project is perfect for beginners or anyone looking for a quick design idea using those handmade fabric beads. Get her fast and fabulous instructions for using your fabric beads when you download your free handmade beads eBook!

Learn how to make fabric beads into stunning pieces of jewelry.

Project #3: Making Fabric Beads into Jewelry

"Firecracker " by Jamie Hogsett

When you pair the creativity of making fabric beads with unusual and texture-rich elements, you end up with a piece of jewelry with a personality all its own. And that is exactly what Jamie did with this fabric beads project! Grab your handmade silk fabric beads and some yarn (such as the novelty eyelash yarn used here) and combine them together with fire-polished beads for a necklace with sparkle and shine. The possibilities for design are endless once you have the basic process down. Download your free handmade beads eBook to get this project and many more!

Create custom clay beads using this easy mixed-media technique.

Project #4: Altering Clay Beads using Mixed Media

"The Lure of Charms: How to Make a Text Bead" by Belinda Spiwak

Charms come in all shapes, sizes, and materials, and can be purchased, modified, and handmade to fit your exact needs. To celebrate the 'charming' nature of handmade beads, Belinda took her love of found objects and easy projects, and combined them into this quick bead-making tutorial. Simply start with an oblong bead, add items such as paper, text, and fabric, and follow her simple bead making tutorial instructions and voila, a handmade bead is born. Discover the magic of making handmade beads with her easy to follow instructions, all in one easy to use free resource you can download today!


Use this simple process to begin making polymer clay beads and polymer clay projects.

Project #5: Bearded Iris Polymer Clay Bead

by Barbara Sperling

If you’ve ever wanted to take your polymer clay bead making skills to the next level, this handmade polymer clay bead is a great place to start. Try your hand at making canes, blending colors, and creating a handmade polymer clay bead out of a series of tiny mosaics. This is one handmade bead that you will want to treasure forever!

Use this simple process to begin making polymer clay beads and polymer clay projects.

Project #6: Folded Raku Polymer Clay Bead Necklace

by Su Ki Wilcox

Raku is a ceramic technique that involves several firings in an oxygen-free chamber. You can learn how to capture that characteristic look of raku with these easy extruded polymer clay beads, using a simple glazing technique. Get practice shaping thin strands of polymer clay, using a clay extruder, and learn about using glazes for creating unique and beautiful handmade polymer clay beads.


Get started today with this free guide to bead making and get tips on enamel beads, fabric beads, and polymer clay projects. With so many ideas to pick from, which bead-buying, bead-using, or bead-making tutorial will you dive into first? From making polymer clay beads and polymer clay projects, to making fabric beads into pieces of jewelry, this eBook has a little bit of something for everyone.

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Guide to Handmade Beads: Enamel Beads, Fabric Beads, and Polymer Clay Projects for Bead Making

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