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  • 7 Free Peyote Stitch Projects Plus Bonus Guide to Reading a Peyote Stitch Pattern

    We've assembled a new collection - and included a few old favorites - of peyote stitch patterns just for our Beading Daily readers that shows off the versatility of peyote stitch, and how creative you can get with this age-old off-loom beadweaving...
    by Kat
  • Blue Jean Queen Duo

    Designer: Carole Rodgers Published: December 15, 2008 Technique: Stringing Kyanite is a lovely, lustrous mineral. Varying from blue to green with pearly white streaks, it looks especially good with denim! This simple bracelet and earring set matches the...
  • Copper Caper Earrings

    Designer: Carole Rodgers Published: February 25, 2009 Technique: Wirework Combine copper and silver for a modern pair of earrings. Instructions for the matching multistrand necklace may be found in the March/April 2009 issue of Step by Step Beads .
  • Fleur de Niece

    Designer: Denise Yezbak Moore Published: September 19, 2008 Technique: Wirework Natural brass components mixed with brilliant magenta-colored glass make this vintage-style necklace glow with glamour. Instructions include matching earrings. This project...
  • Frosty Pink

    Designer: Jamie Hogsett Published: January 2, 2009 Technique: Stringing This 2-strand pearl and crystal bracelet was created with elastic, making it easy to slip on and off.
  • Inferno Bead Bracelet

    Designer: Mark and Myra Johnson Published: February 25, 2009 Technique: Stringing, Polymer Clay Create your own beads with polymer clay and then string them together for a simple bracelet. Instructions for a matching necklace may be found in the March...
  • Lakeside

    Designer: Kelly Angeley Published: October 17, 2008 Technique: Stringing The chunky pressed-glass rondelles used in this necklace look like real turquoise, but cost much less. A natural brass pendant and clasp, polymer clay rounds, and black fire-polished...
  • Perfect Pinwheels Necklace

    Designer: Katie Hacker Published: March 13, 2009 Technique: Wirework, ladder stitch Katie Hacker went daisy crazy with this artsy, asymmetrical design. Beyond providing transitions between the wire-wrapped focal section and the ladder-stitched straps...
  • She Bop

    Designer: Michelle Mach Published: January 16, 2009 Technique: Wirework Turn necklace pendants and large crystals into statement earrings that are sure to get you noticed while out on the town. Clip-ons, rather than pierced earring findings, make these...
  • Simple Tranquility

    Designer: Kat Poling Published: November 18, 2006 Technique: Stringing, Wirework A lifelong turquoise fan, Kat was thrilled to see how well her copper beads and findings worked with the turquoise chips she had been hoarding since last summer.
  • Southwest Desert

    Designer: Kitty Durmaj Published: May 9, 2008 Technique: Wirework Turquoise over warm hues of gold in the lampwork pendant reminded Kitty of the deserts found in the Southwest. The bold turquoise beads along with the warm amber chips mimic the colors...
  • Sweetheart

    Designer: Abbie Enyart Published: July 3, 2009 Technique: Wirework, Stringing While playing with ideas for bridesmaids' jewelry for her upcoming wedding, Abbie made this lovely necklace with pink glass, freshwater rice pearls, black cable chain, a...
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