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  • 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
  • Combine Foxtail Chain Maille with Handmade Ceramic Beads in a Free Chain Maille Project!

    Learning how to create new chain maille weaves is something that I've really enjoyed doing since I first started learning how to make chain maille jewelry a few years ago! My latest project is this wonderful foxtail chain necklace by Sara (Graham) Richardson that uses handmade ceramic beads. I decided...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Sep 15, 2014
    Filed under: Chain Maille, Gemstones, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Wire Jewelry, How To Bead, Beading Tools, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • Need A Quick Holiday Gift Idea? How About Sixteen Of Them?

    So, I was thinking the other day, and don't be mad, but really, it's time for me to start thinking about holiday gifts. I have a lot of people that I want to include on my list this year, including some of my favorite yoga teachers, my son's teachers at school, the awesome ladies who work...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Sep 11, 2014
    Filed under: Gemstones, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Necklace Making, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads
  • A Peyote Stitch Primer: Learn About the Many Variations of This Popular Off-loom Bead-weaving Stitch

    For someone who struggled to learn how to do peyote stitch, I sure do use it a lot these days! Once I mastered the basic thread path, I realized that there's a whole lot of cool stuff you can do with peyote stitch: everything from making beaded bezels to bails for gemstone pendants to beaded ropes...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Sep 10, 2014
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Gemstones, Peyote stitch, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, Brick Stitch, Herringbone Stitch, 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
  • Bead Fest Philadelphia 2014 Round-Up! Beads, Beads, and More Beads!

    What happens when you get hundreds of jewelry-making artists together in one place? You get Bead Fest Philadelphia, the largest beading and jewelry-making event in the eastern United States! Seed beads, cabochons, and components from Beyond Beadery I'm lucky that I live just a day's drive away...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Sep 3, 2014
    Filed under: Gemstones, Pearls, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Wire Jewelry, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Bracelet Making, Jewelry Business, Step by Step Wire Jewelry Magazine, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Beading Daily
  • Gemstones From Bead Fest

    You'll have to wait another few days to hear all about my trip to Bead Fest Philadelphia this year, but oh, my! The food, the friends, the fun! So many vendors, so many beads: crystals, glass, ceramic, polymer clay, paper, and of course, gemstones! It was my intention to find a couple of strands...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Sep 1, 2014
    Filed under: Gemstones, Crystals, Bead Making, Wire Jewelry, How To Bead, Beading Tools, Lapidary, Earring Making, Necklace Making, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Magazine, Beads, Cabochon
  • Beading With Cabochons: What Kind of Bezel is Best for My Cabochon?

    Once you get hooked on beading with cabochons like I am, you want to work with cabochons of all sizes, shapes, and materials. Just looking at my haul from this year's Bead Fest Philadelphia, I noticed that I seemed to have purchased more cabochons than in previous years, most of which were made by...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Aug 27, 2014
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Gemstones, Peyote stitch, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Herringbone Stitch, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Mixed Media Jewelry, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily, Beaded Jewelry, Cabochon
  • What Happens When You Go On a Bead Stringing Binge, Plus My Latest Bead Stringing Project

    Every once in a while, I like to sit down with a spool of stringing wire and a drawer full of beads and just work on bead stringing projects. I love how quickly I can whip up a new batch of bracelets, necklaces and earrings, and there's something soothing about creating patterns or, on the flip side...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Aug 25, 2014
    Filed under: Gemstones, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, Glass Beads, How To Bead, Beading Tools, Bracelet Making, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Easy Wire Jewelry: Make a Wire Gemstone Cage Pendant

    Earlier this year when I graduated from my yoga teacher training program, a dear friend and classmate reignited my interest in gemstones and their metaphysical properties when she presented each of us with two beautiful, tumbled gemstones as graduation presents. I received a piece of dendritic opal ...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Aug 11, 2014
    Filed under: Gemstones, Bead Making, Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Beading Tools, Step by Step Wire Jewelry Magazine, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • 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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