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  • 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
  • Boys Who Bead - Stringing Beads with Artist Andrew Thornton

    Stringing beads isn't just the territory of creative women anymore -- in the last few years, more and more men have started learning how to string beads and make jewelry. Among some of my favorite boys who bead are the late Peter Sewell, bead artist David Chatt (who used right-angle weave in his...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Feb 3, 2014
    Filed under: Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, Glass Beads, Steampunk Jewelry, How To Bead, Beading Tools, Beaded Wedding Jewelry, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • Perfect Edwardian Pearls

    The Edwardian era is one of my favorite epochs in the history of jewelry design. Sandwiched between the time of Queen Victoria of England and the Roaring 20s, the Edwardian era (roughly 1901 through 1920) was characterized by social upheaval, World War I (also referred to as The Great War), and some...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Dec 20, 2013
    Filed under: Pearls, Crystals, Bead Making, Stringing, Steampunk Jewelry, How To Bead, Bead-weaving, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily, Pearl
  • Put Some Spunk In Your Steampunk Jewelry Designs

    While I was at Bead Fest Philadelphia last weekend, I stopped by to see the lovely ladies of Lillypilly Designs and see their new jewelry-making products. I'm always inspired to see what kinds of materials other artist are using in their jewelry-making designs, and these new supplies from Lillypilly...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Sep 4, 2013
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Pearls, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Steampunk Jewelry, How To Bead, Mixed Media Jewelry, Bracelet Making, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily, Beaded Jewelry
  • Three Easy Ways to Take Steampunk Jewelry and Make It Your Own!

    The key to making successful steampunk jewelry , it seems, is all in the material that you choose. You can really use any kind of jewelry-making technique to create gorgeous steampunk jewelry, if you know what kinds of beads and components work best to evoke that romantic-industrial feeling that so many...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on May 29, 2013
    Filed under: Crystals, Bead Making, Steampunk Jewelry, How To Bead, Bead-weaving, Kumihimo, Necklace Making, Beads, Beading Daily
  • Steampunk Style Beading with Cynthia Newcomer Daniels

    Some of you might remember Cynthia Newcomer Daniel from last summer when I showed off her amazing beaded necklace entry in the Battle of the Beadsmith. I admire the way Cynthia makes those little seed beads of hers do the most amazing things like mimicking needle-woven lace. Her self-supporting bangle...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jan 25, 2013
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Steampunk Jewelry, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Mixed Media Jewelry, Necklace Making, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Beading Daily
  • The Top 12 Beading Daily Blogs of 2012 - And a Giveaway!

    Today is 12.12.12! We're almost halfway through December, and there are less than three weeks left in 2012. I always get a little nostalgic in December, and I usually take some time to meditate and reflect on all the wonderful things that have happened during the year. This year is no different,...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Dec 12, 2012
    Filed under: Chain Maille, Bead Embroidery, Gemstones, Peyote stitch, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, Brick Stitch, Glass Beads, Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Steampunk Jewelry, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Mixed Media Jewelry, Jewelry Stringing Magazine, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily, Beaded Jewelry
  • Making Great Steampunk Jewelry: A Brief History of Chain

    A hallmark of the steampunk jewelry style is the use of metals, whether it's a romantic filigree, textured metal stamping, metal findings, or metal chain. The use of metals in steampunk jewelry is a nod to the industrial age, when art, romance, and invention all met at a crossroads in history. It...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Aug 10, 2012
    Filed under: Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Steampunk Jewelry, How To Bead, Mixed Media Jewelry, Bead Crafts, metalsmithing, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • My Favorite Materials for Mixed Media Beadwork

    One of my long-standing obsessions is using found objects in my beaded necklace and beaded bracelet designs. When I inherited a portion of my mother's old jewelry after she passed away in 2008, I started thinking about ways I could use them in new mixed-media jewelry projects, both as a way to honor...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Aug 1, 2012
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Peyote stitch, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Steampunk Jewelry, How To Bead, Bead-weaving, Mixed Media Jewelry, Bracelet Making, Necklace Making, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily, Beaded Jewelry
  • It's Easier Than Ever to Get Started with Steampunk Jewelry

    Steampunk jewelry is one trend that doesn't seem to be going away any time soon! This wonderfully creative jewelry making style combines the best of the romantic Victorian era and the development of mechanized industry with just a touch of science fiction and fantasy. If you feel intimidated by the...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jun 27, 2012
    Filed under: Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Steampunk Jewelry, How To Bead, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
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