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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
  • A Free Floral Chain Maille Project From Our Friends at Blue Buddha Boutique

    The way that I learned how to do basic chain maille was through a series of kits and instructions from the wonderful people over at Blue Buddha Boutique . Just as much fun as a beading kit, the chain maille kits at Blue Buddha Boutique include instructions and all the pre-cut jump rings you need to start...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Apr 14, 2014
    Filed under: Chain Maille, Bead Making, Wire Jewelry, How To Bead, Beading Tools, Step by Step Wire Jewelry Magazine, Bead Crafts, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • 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
  • Memory Wire Tips Plus a Free Project!

    The stacked-bracelet trend is still going strong! It's easy to get that stacked-bracelet look by using Memory Wire and several strands of your favorite beads. For added interest, insert a fun button in the center. If you've never heard of Memory Wire before, this is a rigid coil of wire that...
    Posted to Inside Jewelry Stringing Magazine by Debbie.Blair on Apr 9, 2014
    Filed under: Stringing, Bead Making, Beading Tools, How to Bead, Bead Crafts, Beads
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • My Favorite Resources for Creating Outstanding Beaded Wedding Jewelry

    Even though I still see a good foot or more of snow on the ground outside my window, the calender is telling me that it's almost spring -- and that means it's almost time for wedding season! Up here in the Adirondacks, many couples choose to celebrate their wedding during the summer months when...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Mar 28, 2014
    Filed under: Pearls, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, Glass Beads, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Mixed Media Jewelry, Beaded Wedding Jewelry, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Tips For Beaded Kumihimo From A Beginner

    From Jennifer: Warning: Doing kumihimo with beads is totally addicting. If you're thinking about learning how to do beaded kumihimo, you should know that you will fall head over heels for this easy Japanese braiding technique. You'll be buying up size 6 seed beads by the kilo. You'll start...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Mar 26, 2014
    Filed under: Peyote stitch, Bead Crochet, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, Herringbone Stitch, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Kumihimo, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
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