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  • Showcase a Fancy Clasp With a Wire and Leather Braided Bracelet

    When I see a gorgeous clasp like this Gemasite box clasp from A Grain of Sand, I want to make sure that it gets plenty of attention in a beaded jewelry design. I love the challenge of making a piece of jewelry where a fancy clasp like this gets all the attention! Really, who wants to hide a beautiful...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Dec 17, 2014
    Filed under: Gemstones, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, How To Bead, Beading Tools, Bracelet Making, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • Tips for Bead Stringing With Stretchy Cord

    A few weeks ago, one of my yoga teachers told me she had an amethyst mala bead bracelet that needed to be repaired, and she asked if I could do it. Of course, it was just a simple bead stringing repair, except...it was on stretchy cord. Of all the materials available for stringing beads, I have never...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Dec 15, 2014
    Filed under: Gemstones, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, How To Bead, Beading Tools, Bracelet Making, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Beading Daily
  • 3 Reasons Why I Love Making Beaded Jewelry Designs With Components

    My entry in the 2013 Battle Of the Beadsmith: Created with beaded components using Czech glass cup flowers and gumdrop beads I can still remember the very first piece of beaded jewelry made with components. It was in Diane Fitzgerald's classic Beading With Brick Stitch, and it opened the door to...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Dec 8, 2014
    Filed under: Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Brick Stitch, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Mixed Media Jewelry, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • Learn How to Make Beaded Lace Jewelry With Seed Beads!

    My very first original beaded jewelry design was inspired by a Victorian-era seed pearl necklace. When I was finished, I realized that it resembled a sort of beaded lace, similar to some of the designs I'd seen in my mother's collection of 1920s needlework magazines. So I tried, for many years...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Dec 7, 2014
    Filed under: Pearls, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Beading Tools, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • 3 Steps for Easy Holiday Gift Making

    You've started your beaded holiday gifts already, right? They're all finished, wrapped, and tucked away in anticipation of the holiday season, aren't they? Just kidding. If you're like me, it always seems like you're trying to juggle a dozen things at once, and when the holiday gift...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Dec 5, 2014
    Filed under: Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Beading Tools, Earring Making, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Getting to Know Your Wire With a Free Wire Bracelet Making Project

    For some of us, the most difficult part of learning how to make wire jewelry is learning how to get comfortable with handling the wire itself. After years of working with seed beads and thread, it was certainly a challenge for me to get used to the feeling of bending and shaping wire. But thankfully...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Dec 3, 2014
    Filed under: Chain Maille, Bead Making, Wire Jewelry, Seed Bead Patterns, Beading Tools, Bracelet Making, Step by Step Wire Jewelry Magazine, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • Beaded Jewelry Design - Tips and Beading Supplies for Designing with Nature

    Years ago when I was majoring in environmental science at Ramapo College in northern New Jersey, I took a class that dealt with how to create energy-efficient homes and structures that was called Design With Nature. We learned how to use things like the angle of the rising sun for natural heating, and...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Dec 1, 2014
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Deck Your Ears For the Holidays

    As I write this, the weather here in upstate New York is pretty frightful -- lots of swirling snow, freezing rain, sleet, and high winds. But I'm tucked away in front of the wood stove with a snack and some holiday music, and I'm working on a quick and easy beaded earring project for the holidays...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Nov 19, 2014
    Filed under: Peyote stitch, Pearls, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, Wire Jewelry, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Earring Making, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • Beaded Jewelry Design Tips from a Beadwork Magazine Designer Of the Year

    From Jennifer: Ever wonder how some of your favorite bead artists come up with ideas for new beaded jewelry designs? Today's blog on Beading Daily comes from Beadwork magazine Designer Of the Year, Christina Neit. Read on to find out how Christina turns beading into play -- with some great results...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Oct 27, 2014
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Peyote stitch, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Fun Ideas For Fun Fall Bead Stringing Projects

    Am I creating even more autumn jewelry-making projects this week? Oh, yes! You better believe it! I've always been drawn to gemstones with earthy colors, and I allow myself a little indulgence during the months of September, October, and November to make some elegant gemstone jewelry with them. What's...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Oct 22, 2014
    Filed under: Gemstones, Crystals, Bead Making, Stringing, How To Bead, Beading Tools, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads
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