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  • Options for Finishing Your Beaded Ropes

    Ever since I made my first spiral rope, I've loved to make beaded ropes out of seed beads and my favorite off-loom bead-weaving stitches, and with the new TierraCast Maker's Collection of cord and rope ends with coordinating clasps, I was inspired to start stitching some new beaded ropes. Pretty...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jul 21, 2014
    Filed under: Chain Maille, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Wire Jewelry, Herringbone Stitch, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Mixed Media Jewelry, Bracelet Making, Kumihimo, Necklace Making, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Seed Bead Savvy: Learn How to Get the Most Out of Your Seed Bead Finishes

    It's happened to the best of us: you pull together the beads for a new seed bead pattern, cut your thread, thread the needle, and begin to weave. About two inches into the beading project, you look down at what you're doing and realize that those colors look positively awful together. Yuck! What...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jul 20, 2014
    Filed under: Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • Magnetic Glue-in Clasps From York Beads

    It's not often that I get this excited about a new clasp, but these incredible magnetic glue-in clasps from York Beads have me re-thinking the way I design and create beaded jewelry. I first noticed these heavy duty magnetic clasps in the work of Aurelio Castano. Aurelio's sleek, modern bead...
    Posted to Beading Supplies We Love by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jul 18, 2014
    Filed under: Bead-weaving, Seed Bead Patterns, How to Bead, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, mixed media jewelry, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • Simple is Beautiful: Bead-weaving Designs for the 21st Century

    Maybe it's from my practice of yoga and meditation, but these days I'm finding a greater appreciation in the simple and the small when it comes to my bead-weaving designs and projects. Being inspired by some of the great designs I see on social media, I'm really enjoying the practice of letting...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jul 18, 2014
    Filed under: Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Glass Beads, Herringbone Stitch, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Bracelet Making, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Beading Daily
  • An Easy Beaded Square Stitch Magnet for a Last-Minute Gift

    One of my beadweaving friends recently had a baby. I wanted to make her a small gift that would showcase her love of beads and would be fairly quick to make. Seed beads and babies don't mix well, so I knew anything I made had to be sturdy and kept in a place that would be away from little grabby...
    Posted to Inside Beadwork Magazine by Michelle Mach on Jul 17, 2014
    Filed under: Crystals, bead crafts, Bead-weaving, Seed Bead Patterns, Beading Tools, Peyote Stitch, Beaded Beads, Pearls, Bead Making, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Beading Daily, How to Bead
  • Get Creative With These Beaded Brooch Projects

    Beaded brooches are probably the very last type of beaded jewelry that I think of designing when I sit down to make a new piece, right there under "bolo ties" and "cuff links". But when I came across this blog from Jean Campbell with 5 ways to wear a beaded brooch , I started thinking...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jul 16, 2014
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Mixed Media Jewelry, Beaded Wedding Jewelry, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Head to the Hardware Store for Your Next Mixed Media Jewelry Project

    Remember that blog I posted last week about the Bead For a Man competition ? Well, I was totally smitten with the bracelet by Aurelio Castano, and, judging from your comments, so were a lot of you! It made me think of the fun Grommets Galore bracelet project by Dulcey Heller that I made a few years ago...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jul 14, 2014
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Gemstones, Peyote stitch, Bead Making, Steampunk Jewelry, How To Bead, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Mixed Media Jewelry, Bead Crafts, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Real Men Wear Beads - How to Bead For a Man

    In all my years of doing bead-weaving, I've only ever attempted one piece of jewelry meant for a man. For me, anyway, figuring out how to bead for a man is really, really difficult! Even though a lot of my beadwork leans towards gender-neutral colors and styles, I still have a hard time picturing...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jul 9, 2014
    Filed under: Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Mixed Media Jewelry, Necklace Making, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Try Something New With These 5 Great Herringbone Stitch Projects

    When I first learned how to do herringbone stitch, the only way I could understand the thread path was to make herringbone tubes and ropes. So, that's what I did. And I made lots of herringbone ropes. Lots and lots and lots...until they eventually became my Iridescent Braids beading project. While...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jul 4, 2014
    Filed under: Pearls, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Herringbone Stitch, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Bracelet Making, Necklace Making, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Stitch Pro: No-ladder Herringbone Stitch Starts

    A couple weeks ago, a Beading Daily reader suggested that I show how to do a no-ladder stitch herringbone stitch starts. Great idea, Shaolingrrl! Why love a no-ladder stitch start? Well, when you begin herringbone stitch this way, you have little to no distortion in your subsequent stitches, so that...
    Posted to Inside Beadwork Magazine by Jean Campbell on Jul 3, 2014
    Filed under: Bead-weaving, Seed Bead Patterns, Herringbone Stitch, Bead Making, Beads, Beading Daily, How to Bead
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