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  • 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
  • Showcase a Fancy Clasp With a Wire and Leather Braided Bracelet

    When I see a gorgeous clasp like this Gemasite box clasp from A Grain of Sand, I want to make sure that it gets plenty of attention in a beaded jewelry design. I love the challenge of making a piece of jewelry where a fancy clasp like this gets all the attention! Really, who wants to hide a beautiful...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Dec 17, 2014
    Filed under: Gemstones, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, How To Bead, Beading Tools, Bracelet Making, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • Tips for Bead Stringing With Stretchy Cord

    A few weeks ago, one of my yoga teachers told me she had an amethyst mala bead bracelet that needed to be repaired, and she asked if I could do it. Of course, it was just a simple bead stringing repair, except...it was on stretchy cord. Of all the materials available for stringing beads, I have never...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Dec 15, 2014
    Filed under: Gemstones, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, How To Bead, Beading Tools, Bracelet Making, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Beading Daily
  • Why I Love Organic Wire Jewelry

    Before I got bit by the bead bug, I wanted to learn how to make wire jewelry. I even had an amazing kit with a great book, a complete set of pliers, and four spools of wire in various gauges and metals. So what went wrong? I think I was really intimidated by the precision of most wire jewelry techniques...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Nov 21, 2014
    Filed under: Gemstones, Bead Making, Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, How To Bead, Earring Making, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beaded Jewelry
  • New Free Beaded Necklace Making Projects

    I make more beaded necklaces than any other type of jewelry, so I'm all about the beaded jewelry designs in this free eBook! Inside, you'll find a variety of necklace making projects, including beading stringing, peyote stitch, and other off-loom bead-weaving stitches and techniques. Beaded necklaces...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Nov 14, 2014
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Gemstones, Peyote stitch, Pearls, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, Herringbone Stitch, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Necklace Making, Beaded Wedding Jewelry, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Beautiful Gemstones for Winter

    Yes, the calender says that it's officially November, and that means I'm almost in full-on hibernation mode. Sounds like a good time to get some new gemstones for beading projects, right? This winter, I'll be looking to create some new pieces of beaded jewelry using both bead stringing and...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Nov 3, 2014
    Filed under: Gemstones, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, How To Bead, Lapidary, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Magazine, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Learn the Ropes With These Free Beaded Rope Projects

    For most of us, our introduction to beaded ropes came by way of making tubular versions of our favorite off-loom bead-weaving stitches, or by creating a classic spiral rope. There's something incredible about watching a few rounds of bead stitching turn into a fabulous beaded rope. Beaded ropes have...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Oct 24, 2014
    Filed under: Gemstones, Peyote stitch, Pearls, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Brick Stitch, Glass Beads, Herringbone Stitch, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Bracelet Making, Necklace Making, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • Fun Ideas For Fun Fall Bead Stringing Projects

    Am I creating even more autumn jewelry-making projects this week? Oh, yes! You better believe it! I've always been drawn to gemstones with earthy colors, and I allow myself a little indulgence during the months of September, October, and November to make some elegant gemstone jewelry with them. What's...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Oct 22, 2014
    Filed under: Gemstones, Crystals, Bead Making, Stringing, How To Bead, Beading Tools, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads
  • Learn How to Make an Easy Wire Bird's Nest Pendant

    A couple of months ago at Bead Fest Philadelphia, I agreed to do a wire jewelry-making demo for our friends at Parawire, and I knew that I needed to find a wire jewelry project that would be quick, easy, and used at least a couple of beads. So what else would I do? I picked up my pliers and started practicing...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Oct 8, 2014
    Filed under: Gemstones, Pearls, Crystals, Bead Making, Wire Jewelry, How To Bead, Beading Tools, Step by Step Wire Jewelry Magazine, Bead Crafts, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • My Favorite Bead-weaving Stitches, And How I Use Them

    So many bead-weaving stitches, so little time! Just when I think I've found my favorite bead-weaving stitch or technique, another one grabs my attention with a new twist or a variation. But time and time again, I find myself coming back to these three basic off-loom bead-weaving stitches for most...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Oct 1, 2014
    Filed under: Gemstones, Peyote stitch, Pearls, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Brick Stitch, 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
  • shibori cuff bracelet

    Posted to Reader Photos by noodlebead on Jul 11, 2014
    Filed under: glass, bracelet, jewelry, beaded, bead, Bezel, Swarovski, beaded cuffs, gemstone, beading, seed beads, delicas, green, cuff, bead embroidery, beads, delica seed beads, embroidered, dragon veins, beadwork, beadart, emerald, pearl, modern, cute, designs, bead work, handmade, art, stones, handcraffed jewelry, beaded jewelry, Toho, Miyuki, Bead weaving, Delica, 3mm, seed bead cuff, rounds, ribbon, seed bead, glass beads, teal, gems, gemstones, suede, hand made, natural, sead bead, cuff style bracelets, rocaille, glass beads. bracelet, bead bracelet, simple, jewellery, 15/0, handcrafted, cabochon, swarovski pearls, declica, handmade jewelry, Glass seed beads, beadart jewelry, artjewelry, beaded art, fabric, embellishment, embroidery, glass pearls, art bead, green. bronze, cufff, glass beads., clasp, miyuki beads, crystal beads, teal green, swarovski crystals pearls, beaded embroidery, beaded bracelet, seed, seed bead jewelry, bracelet projects, beading project, bead embroidery cuff, beaded cuff, bead weave, Swarovski Crystal Pearl Bookmark, dragon, beaded bracelets, cuff bracelet, size 11, art jewelry, handcrafted jewelry, seed-bead, green bead, beading bracelets, Miyuki Japanese seed beads, glass sead beads, hand crafted, swarovski crystals pearls., bead embriodery, bead embroidered, green beads, beading technique, gemtstone, bead jewelry, seedbeads, beaded jewellery, Miyuki Seed Beads, designer, emeralds, green seed beads, needlework, Beaded cabochron, creativity, Beautiful, glass pearl, seed bead bracelets, Seed Bead Bracelet, beaded bracelet cuff
  • green leaf necklace

    Posted to Reader Photos by noodlebead on Dec 21, 2013
    Filed under: glass, jewelry, beaded, bead, Pendant, Bezel, beaded necklace, gemstone, beading, seed beads, delicas, green, beads, delica seed beads, beadwork, beadart, beadweaving, modern, designs, bead work, handmade, art, beads necklace, beaded jewelry, oval, Miyuki, Delica, seed bead, 11/0 seed beads, glass beads, gemstones, hand made, peyote stitch, sead bead, seed beeds, handmade beads, handmade pendant, jewellery, 15/0, 11/o seed beads, assemblage, handmade jewelry, Glass seed beads, beadart jewelry, beaded art, beading russian leaf, beading russian leaves, jewelryy, original design, glass beads., miyuki beads, Peyote leaves, elegant., peyote necklace, seed, bead patterns, bead weave, 11/0 delicas, art jewelry, Beadwoork, green bead, artist jewelry, Miyuki Japanese seed beads, beaded necklaces, glass sead beads, hand crafted, sead beads, peyote rope, bead weave., bead stitching, green beads, Beadstitching, beading technique, jewelry making, druzy, bead lace, gemtstone, beading necklace, seed bead necklace, bead pandent, beaded jewellery, gemstone necklace, Miyuki Seed Beads, designer, green seed beads, Handmade necklace, MIYUKI Delicas, Beaded cabochron, original, pendant necklace, Beautiful
  • Amethyst & Sterling Pendant

    This is the first pendant I tried to make after watching one of the Bootcamp videos. They are wonderfully easy to follow. This one is crafted by hand with square Sterling Silver wire and three genuine Amethyst round beads. It's about 2 1/2" long and goes really nicely with a Sterling Silver...
    Posted to Reader Photos by BrendaM@77 on Feb 11, 2012
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  • Semi Precious Natural Turquoise Bracelet

    This bracelet is 7.0 inches long and 0.25 inches wide. All of my bracelets that are for sale can be extended or shortened. This bracelet is made of natural undyed turquoise and sterling silver. This bracelet is available at: http://www.etsy.com/listing/58706116/semi-precious-natural-undyed-turquoise
    Posted to Reader Photos by Emily Shuman on Oct 12, 2010
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