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  • 3 Things You Can Learn By Making Wire Spirals

    Looking at a lot of the beautiful wire jewelry I so admire, I notice a common motif in much of it: it's all built around wire spirals! My first adventures in wire jewelry making were all about learning how to make wire spirals, and now I understand why. When you master the technique of making a wire...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jan 28, 2015
    Filed under: Gemstones, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, How To Bead, Beading Tools, Mixed Media Jewelry, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • Romantic Projects and Versatile Techniques

    Beaders, arm yourselves with a treasure trove of techniques and inspirational projects to incorporate into your own designs! So many of the projects in Best of Beadwork: 12 Romantic Projects are real confidence boosters for me as I set out designing my own beaded jewelry for the first time. There are...
    Posted to Inside Beadwork Magazine by Anna Harvilla on Jan 15, 2015
    Filed under: Stringing, Bead-weaving, Peyote Stitch, Beaded Beads, Pearls, Bead Making, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beaded Jewelry, Mixed Media Jewelry
  • How to Embellish Right-Angle Weave

    I may have mentioned once or twice before how much I love right-angle weave because of all the potential for embellishment in this popular off-loom bead-weaving stitch. Really, once you learn basic right-angle weave (flat or tubular), there are so many options available to turn it into fabulous beadwork...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jan 9, 2015
    Filed under: Peyote stitch, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Mixed Media Jewelry, Necklace Making, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily, Beaded Jewelry
  • Unexpected Uses For Your Favorite Jewelry-making Findings

    When I first started learning how to bead, I ordered jewelry findings -- lots of jewelry findings. I ordered clasps, cones, spacers bars, eye pins, head pins, jump rings of all types and shapes and sizes, cord and ribbon ends, and lots and lots of other jewelry-making findings that I had never heard...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jan 4, 2015
    Filed under: Chain Maille, Gemstones, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Wire Jewelry, How To Bead, Beading Tools, Mixed Media Jewelry, Necklace Making, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily, Beaded Jewelry
  • Have a Bead Retreat Right At Home!

    While I love attending Bead Fest Philadelphia and the Tucson bead shows, it's not always practical or affordable for me to travel so I can take beading classes with some of my favorite teachers. Thankfully, I've discovered the beauty of learning how to bead with videos, and it's the next...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Dec 29, 2014
    Filed under: Peyote stitch, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Mixed Media Jewelry, Necklace Making, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily, Beaded Jewelry
  • 5 Favorite Ways to Use Herringbone Stitch

    Herringbone stitch has long been one of my favorite bead-weaving stitches, and I'm guessing that I'm not alone: from beaded ropes to beaded bezels for cabochons and large gemstone focal beads, herringbone stitch has dozens of variations and uses in beaded jewelry design ideas. I've written...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Dec 19, 2014
    Filed under: Gemstones, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Wire Jewelry, Herringbone Stitch, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Mixed Media Jewelry, Necklace Making, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily, Beaded Jewelry
  • Every Beader Should Know Brick Stitch!

    Brick stitch beading was the very first off-loom bead-weaving stitch that I taught myself how to do, and it will always hold a special place in my heart. While it's not as "glamorous" as peyote stitch, herringbone stitch, or right-angle weave, brick stitch definitely has its place in the...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Dec 12, 2014
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Peyote stitch, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Brick Stitch, Herringbone Stitch, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Mixed Media Jewelry, Bracelet Making, Earring Making, Necklace Making, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beaded Jewelry
  • Create Shimmery Faux Gemstones in Bezeled Settings

    One of my favorite things about my job is being exposed to so many talented jewelry artists. Sure, attending bead shows and drafting themes for the magazine is fun. But reviewing submissions--now that's a real treat! Unwrapping all of the beautiful jewelry that comes into our offices in Colorado...
    Posted to Inside Jewelry Stringing Magazine by Debbie.Blair on Dec 9, 2014
    Filed under: Stringing, Bead Making, Mixed Media Jewelry, How to Bead, Bead Crafts, Beads
  • 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
  • Create Stunning Faux Gemstones with Polymer Clay

    As a jewelry artist, I have tried my hand at a number of jewelry and craft techniques and materials over the years. From metal stamping and dapping, to resin and polymer clay, I love the idea of creating a custom component that will give my pieces that special touch. I was so excited when frequent Jewelry...
    Posted to Inside Jewelry Stringing Magazine by Debbie.Blair on Nov 18, 2014
    Filed under: Stringing, Polymer Clay Beads, Bead Making, Mixed Media Jewelry, Bead Crafts, Beads, Beading Daily
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