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  • 5 Free Bead Stringing Projects, Plus 10 Stringing Shortcuts from Andrew Thornton

    For many of us, learning how to string beads was the "gateway" that led us to learning about other ways to make beaded jewelry. Bead stringing is a fabulous introduction to the soothing nature of bead work and jewelry making. But bead stringing is so much more than just putting a bunch of beads...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jan 24, 2014
    Filed under: Pearls, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, Glass Beads, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Mixed Media Jewelry, Necklace Making, metalsmithing, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • Merry Christmas from Beading Daily!

    I hope everyone who is reading this is having a beautiful Christmas morning! Here in upstate New York, it will be cold, and it might snow, if we're lucky. And if you're lucky, you or someone you love might have been treated to a few new beading tools for learning how to bead and make jewelry...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Dec 25, 2013
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Wire Jewelry, Herringbone Stitch, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Lapidary, Necklace Making, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Magazine, metalsmithing, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • 5 Favorite Free Bracelet Making Projects on Beading Daily

    I can honestly say that I have yet to meet a bracelet making project that I didn't love. Beaded bracelets are what I go to when I need to get out of a creative funk, or to recharge my beading batteries. Very often, I find inspiration for new necklace making projects by making a new beaded bracelet...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Dec 4, 2013
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Peyote stitch, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, Herringbone Stitch, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Bracelet Making, Necklace Making, metalsmithing, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Beading Daily
  • Make This Easy Crystal Chakra Pendant

    As I go further into my daily practice of yoga and meditation, I'm learning more about the ancient beliefs surrounding the physical and spiritual aspects of the poses. I'm particularly interested in the chakras, or energy centers, that are believed to exist in certain key areas of the body. There...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Feb 13, 2013
    Filed under: Pearls, Crystals, Bead Making, How To Bead, Beading Tools, metalsmithing, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily, Beaded Jewelry, Pearl
  • Chain Maille Supplies from Blue Buddha Boutique

    Back in March, I made my first-ever chain maille jewelry project from a free set of project instructions here on Beading Daily . I was a little nervous when I set out to try it, since wire work has never been my strength in jewelry-making, and I was more than a little intimidated by the thought of opening...
    Posted to Beading Supplies We Love by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Nov 15, 2012
    Filed under: Wire Jewelry, Beading Tools, Chain Maille, How to Bead, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Metalsmithing, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • 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
  • Work Table Wednesday: Vintage Treasures from A Grain of Sand

    This Wednesday, I had a lot on my beading table, but the two pieces that I wanted to share with you were a couple of beaded necklaces that I created using this month's vintage treasures from the Bead Hoard Curiosities Club through A Grain of Sand. I had a lot of fun using the sea urchin spines in...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on May 23, 2012
    Filed under: Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Brick Stitch, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Necklace Making, metalsmithing, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • Treasures from Tucson!

    The Tucson bead shows are always a blast. A nd this year was no exception. I attended the To Bead True Blue show, the Best Bead show, and the Whole Bead show--a mere sampling of the dozens of bead, gem, and fossil shows that occur every year at this time. I go to the Tucson shows for two main reasons...
    Posted to Inside Jewelry Stringing Magazine by DanielleF@9 on Feb 6, 2012
    Filed under: Stringing, Polymer Clay Beads, Bead Making, Glass Beads, Enamel Beads, How to Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Beaded Jewelry Design, metalsmithing, Beaded Beads, Beads
  • Beaded Chain Jewelry by the Light of the Moon

    Beaded chains are very symbolic to me. Tonight is the winter solstice, the longest night of the year here in the northern hemisphere. Years ago when I was a writer of poetry and short fiction, I would always celebrate the winter solstice by lighting a few candles, making a special meal, and having a...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Dec 20, 2011
    Filed under: Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, metalsmithing, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Beading Daily
  • Amazing Beaded Earrings and a Creative Challenge

    A sampling of the earrings I made during my self-imposed creative challenge: create a pair of earrings every day for an entire month! I don't often wear earrings. Part of that comes from a habit I got into after my son was born - it's just not good to wear long, dangling earrings in front of...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jul 3, 2011
    Filed under: Peyote stitch, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, Glass Beads, How To Bead, Bead-weaving, Earring Making, metalsmithing, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
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