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  • 5 Free Crystal Beading Projects For Spring

    It's finally spring! Oh, yes -- last weekend, my husband and I were able to go for long walks outside without having to layer up in sweaters, jackets, boots, hats, and wool socks. And the longer days! The light! It just makes me want to break out my crystal beads and make some sparkly new jewelry...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Apr 16, 2014
    Filed under: Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • What Are Your Favorite Jewelry-making Accomplishments?

    A few weeks ago, I was asked to submit an application to teach beadwork and jewelry-making at one of my local arts associations over the summer. As part of the application, I had to include a copy of my resume. My first thought was, wow, a resume? I haven't looked at that in over three years! What...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Apr 11, 2014
    Filed under: Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Bead-weaving, Kumihimo, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Beading Daily
  • 4 Ways to Make Playful Beaded Jewelry

    I can't stop buying little face beads and cabochons. Some of those in my collection are more than five years old and still unused. It's not a lack of ideas that's stopping me. In fact, it's quite the opposite: I have so many ideas that I can't settle on a single one. Should I make...
    Posted to Inside Beadwork Magazine by Michelle Mach on Apr 10, 2014
    Filed under: Bead-weaving, Seed Bead Patterns, Herringbone Stitch, Peyote Stitch, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Beading Daily, Bracelet Making, Jewelry Making
  • See What One Reader Created With A Free Twisted Herringbone Stitch Project

    Beader (and friend) Kristen Stevens Herringbone stitch is one of my favorite beading stitches for making beaded chains that highlight a spectacular focal bead or centerpiece. It's particularly well-suited for large or heavy focals because its thread path creates a strong rope or ribbon-like structure...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Apr 9, 2014
    Filed under: Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Glass Beads, Herringbone Stitch, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Spring Cleaning For Your Jewelry - My 10 Favorite Tips From Readers and Our Winner!

    So many of you had so many great tips and ideas for repurposing and spring cleaning your jewelry! It was a tough call, but we finally selected this tip from reader Shelly Gillman as the winner: "My mother-in-law gave me a long, vintage, crystal necklace, probably from the 1920's, that belonged...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Apr 8, 2014
    Filed under: Chain Maille, Bead Embroidery, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Wire Jewelry, How To Bead, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads
  • Beading With Right-angle Weave - Love At First Stitch!

    For me, right-angle weave has been love at first stitch, and I'll tell you why: the rhythm of the thread path, first moving to one side and then towards the other, is very meditative for me. When I'm deep into stitching with right-angle weave, it's almost like a dance of forward and back...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Apr 7, 2014
    Filed under: Pearls, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Right Angle Weave, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Tips For Successful Bead Stringing Projects

    Like a lot of bead-weaving enthusiasts and artists out there, I got started stringing beads before I picked up a needle and thread and started stitching. When I think back on how I got started with bead stringing, I go back and forth between cringing and laughing at myself -- I really had no idea what...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Apr 4, 2014
    Filed under: Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, How To Bead, Beading Tools, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Enter Our Spring Cleaning For Your Jewelry Contest!

    Above: Sunflower Bracelet Kit in rose. Below: Sunflower Bracelet Kit in blue. The signs of spring are definitely in the air! And despite the temperatures that still fall into the too-cool-for-my-tastes range and the wool socks that feel as though they haven't left my feet since October, I'm thinking...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Apr 3, 2014
    Filed under: Pearls, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • How to Bead Like a Designer Of the Year

    Have you ever wanted to learn how to bead like the pros do? Maybe you've wondered what kinds of tips and advice a professional beader would have for someone who wants to turn their hobby into a second career? Well, I asked a few of the wonderful Beadwork magazine Designers Of the Year for their favorite...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Apr 2, 2014
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Native American beadwork, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • Handy Tips For Writing Your Own Seed Bead Patterns

    Whether you want to boost your jewelry business by selling instructions and tutorials for your own original beaded jewelry designs, or you want to submit your seed bead patterns for publication to a beading magazine (like, maybe Beadwork magazine?), you'll have to know how to translate your bead...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Mar 31, 2014
    Filed under: Peyote stitch, Bead Crochet, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Herringbone Stitch, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Mixed Media Jewelry, Jewelry Business, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
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