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  • Gemstones With Heart For Your Summer Beading Projects

    Ah, the summer solstice! My favorite time of year, where we can spend long evenings lazing down the river in our canoe, eating ice cream, catching lightning bugs, and have pretty much every meal outdoors to soak up the light and the warmth. I love reading about how ancient cultures revered and celebrated...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jul 7, 2014
    Filed under: Gemstones, Bead Making, How To Bead, Lapidary, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Magazine, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Beading Daily
  • Craft Show Season - Tips for Taking Your Jewelry Business On the Road This Summer

    Some of my favorite summer memories involve my jewelry business , and the outdoor fairs, markets, and festivals where I set up my booth and sold my handmade beaded jewelry. I even get a laugh out of remembering my very first outdoor farmer's market -- it was June, and it was hot. I was set up in...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jun 25, 2014
    Filed under: Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Lapidary, Jewelry Business, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Magazine, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Set Your Jewelry Business Up For Success - Who's Your Customer?

    Way back when I decided to go into the jewelry business and start selling my handmade beaded jewelry, I enrolled in a 6-month marketing course for rural artists that was sponsored by a local chamber of commerce. Even though I wanted to find a way to quit my day job so that I could make and sell jewelry...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on May 9, 2014
    Filed under: Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Glass Beads, How To Bead, Lapidary, Jewelry Business, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Magazine, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • How to Knot Gemstone Beads

    Lately, it seems that no matter what I do or where I go in life, my beads follow me. Even after finishing my 200-hour yoga teacher training program back in March, the beads are following me into my yoga and meditation practice -- last weekend, I taught a workshop on how to make your own mala (meditation...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on May 5, 2014
    Filed under: Gemstones, Pearls, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, How To Bead, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Lapidary, Mixed Media Jewelry, Kumihimo, Jewelry Business, Necklace Making, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Magazine, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • Pick Your Technique: 3 Fun Ways to Make Steampunk Jewelry

    So, you say you just don't know where to get started with steampunk jewelry ? We have a saying in the practice of yoga and meditation: in order to begin something, just start where you are! I still love the look of steampunk jewelry, even if I don't make it very often. Part of my hesitation with...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Mar 3, 2014
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Gemstones, Pearls, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, Steampunk Jewelry, How To Bead, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Lapidary, Mixed Media Jewelry, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Magazine, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily, Beaded Jewelry
  • 3 Lucky Gemstones For the Year Of The Horse

    Above: Beautiful aquamarine rondelles Below: Blue topaz and opal pendant created by Mark Hileman, courtesy of Jewelry Making Daily According to my friends who dabble in Chinese astrology, 2014 -- the Year of the Horse -- means that we may be in for a wild ride! In general, a year of the horse is supposed...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jan 6, 2014
    Filed under: Gemstones, Bead Making, How To Bead, Lapidary, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Magazine, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • Merry Christmas from Beading Daily!

    I hope everyone who is reading this is having a beautiful Christmas morning! Here in upstate New York, it will be cold, and it might snow, if we're lucky. And if you're lucky, you or someone you love might have been treated to a few new beading tools for learning how to bead and make jewelry...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Dec 25, 2013
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Wire Jewelry, Herringbone Stitch, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Lapidary, Necklace Making, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Magazine, metalsmithing, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Thinking Outside the Bead - 5 Creative Gemstone Picks for Holiday Jewelry

    When you think about holiday jewelry, most folks think about sparkling crystal beads and shiny metallics. But being the kind of "natural" woman that I am, I like to use a lot of gemstones in my holiday jewelry-making projects. Gemstones can add a lot of festive color to your holiday jewelry...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Nov 4, 2013
    Filed under: Gemstones, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Lapidary, Necklace Making, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Magazine, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Beading Daily
  • Jewelry Business: This Holiday Season, Think Outside the Shops

    I can hardly believe it, but we're already counting down to the holidays around here. Every time I drive down Main Street in Lake Placid, I see signs announcing the dates of their special holiday events for the merchants downtown! And while it's hard not to be a little distressed by the appearance...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Oct 2, 2013
    Filed under: Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, Wire Jewelry, How To Bead, Lapidary, Jewelry Business, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Magazine, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Four Gemstones for Autumn Jewelry-making Projects

    Let me paint you a picture of what autumn is like here in the Adirondack mountains of upstate New York. Believe it or not, the leaves have already started to change color from deep summer green to more brilliant yellows, golds, and reds. We My backyard in October have a fair amount of cloudy days and...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Sep 16, 2013
    Filed under: Gemstones, Pearls, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Lapidary, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Magazine, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
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