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  • Crazy for Kumihimo

    Since I have been working in the Beadwork and Jewelry Stringing office here at Interweave Press, there's one thing I've gotten really good at: picking up on trends. When we discover a new trend or a beading bandwagon everyone is jumping on, we do our best to make as many products as possible...
    Posted to Inside Beadwork Magazine by MLenhausen on Apr 22, 2015
    Filed under: Stringing, bead crafts, Bead-weaving, Kumihimo, Beads, How to Bead
  • Go On a Bracelet-Making Binge!

    Oh my goodness, where do I start? I was feeling in a bit of a beading funk the other day, so I decided to clean off my desk. (That shows you just how desperate I was!) I came across a bag with some new metal components from my friends at TierraCast in it -- and these were no ordinary components. They...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Apr 22, 2015
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Gemstones, Pearls, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Glass Beads, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Bracelet Making, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • It's All In How You String It: Kumihimo Tips For Using Leather Cord and Wire In Your Kuimhimo Projects

    Kumihimo, the ancient Japanese art of braiding, is one of my favorite examples of how age-old crafts get new life when they're resurrected and done with modern materials. After my initial introduction to beaded kumihimo at Bead Fest Philadelphia a few years ago, I've been exploring the use of...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Apr 20, 2015
    Filed under: Pearls, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, Wire Jewelry, How To Bead, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Kumihimo, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • More Fun With Right-angle Weave: What If...?

    Right-angle weave is one of those bead-weaving stitches where I love to ask the question, "What if I...?" You can work right-angle weave with just about any type of bead, so the possibilities for variations are endless. The same goes for embellishing right-angle weave: one of my favorite, easy...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Apr 15, 2015
    Filed under: Gemstones, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Glass Beads, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Necklace Making, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Simple to Sublime: My Favorite Seed Bead Patterns From Favorite Bead Stitches 2015

    There are good reasons why we love off-loom bead-weaving stitches. With so many thread paths, so many variations, and so many possibilities, weaving seed beads together with needle and thread allows us to create incredible beaded jewelry designs. All of the projects in Favorite Bead Stitches 2015 use...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Apr 13, 2015
    Filed under: Peyote stitch, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Glass Beads, Wire Jewelry, Herringbone Stitch, Wire Wrapping, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Earring Making, Necklace Making, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • My 5 Favorite Beading Supplies for Bead Embroidery

    Everyone who does bead embroidery has their own list of can't-live-without beading supplies! After years of playing and experimenting with different bead embroidery stitches and techniques, I've found that I have my own favorite beading supplies for bead embroidery. Check out my list and see...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Apr 8, 2015
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Mixed Media Jewelry, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Email Marketing For Small Jewelry Business: Engaging Customers With Great Emails!

    You've probably heard it a thousand times: whenever you do a craft show or attend an event where you're selling your handmade beaded jewelry, you should be capturing email addresses. But why? What do you do with them? How can you use a list of email addresses to market your beaded jewelry or...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Apr 5, 2015
    Filed under: Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Jewelry Business, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • Introducing the April Artist Of the Month: Bead Artist Lisa Kan

    Yes, it might be April first, but that doesn't mean we're fooling when it comes to introducing our next Artist Of the Month: bead artist and author Lisa Kan! Lisa's artistic gift is clearly visible in her love of texture, color, and the variety of materials she uses to create her beaded jewelry...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Apr 1, 2015
    Filed under: Pearls, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, Glass Beads, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Bracelet Making, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • The Wow Factor - Why You Need a Unique Brand For Your Jewelry Business

    From Jennifer: When I started selling my handmade beaded jewelry, my biggest concern as a new business owner was how I would make my jewelry and my business stand out from the rest. Let's face it: go to any craft show these days, you will be positively overwhelmed by the number of vendors selling...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Mar 22, 2015
    Filed under: Beaded Beads, How To Bead, Jewelry Business, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • 3 Things To Know When You Kumihimo

    My son loves to help me string beads for beaded kumihimo projects! Get 'em started young! Addicted to kumihimo? Me? Well, I guess admitting that I have a problem would be the first step. Yes, since I learned how to do beaded kumihimo at Bead Fest Philadelphia a few years ago, my bead orders suddenly...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Mar 20, 2015
    Filed under: Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, Wire Jewelry, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Kumihimo, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
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