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  • 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
  • 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
  • Gemstones With Heart For Your Summer Beading Projects

    Ah, the summer solstice! My favorite time of year, where we can spend long evenings lazing down the river in our canoe, eating ice cream, catching lightning bugs, and have pretty much every meal outdoors to soak up the light and the warmth. I love reading about how ancient cultures revered and celebrated...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jul 7, 2014
    Filed under: Gemstones, Bead Making, How To Bead, Lapidary, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Magazine, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Beading Daily
  • Craft Show Season - Tips for Taking Your Jewelry Business On the Road This Summer

    Some of my favorite summer memories involve my jewelry business , and the outdoor fairs, markets, and festivals where I set up my booth and sold my handmade beaded jewelry. I even get a laugh out of remembering my very first outdoor farmer's market -- it was June, and it was hot. I was set up in...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jun 25, 2014
    Filed under: Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Lapidary, Jewelry Business, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Magazine, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Set Your Jewelry Business Up For Success - Who's Your Customer?

    Way back when I decided to go into the jewelry business and start selling my handmade beaded jewelry, I enrolled in a 6-month marketing course for rural artists that was sponsored by a local chamber of commerce. Even though I wanted to find a way to quit my day job so that I could make and sell jewelry...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on May 9, 2014
    Filed under: Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Glass Beads, How To Bead, Lapidary, Jewelry Business, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Magazine, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • How to Knot Gemstone Beads

    Lately, it seems that no matter what I do or where I go in life, my beads follow me. Even after finishing my 200-hour yoga teacher training program back in March, the beads are following me into my yoga and meditation practice -- last weekend, I taught a workshop on how to make your own mala (meditation...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on May 5, 2014
    Filed under: Gemstones, Pearls, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, How To Bead, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Lapidary, Mixed Media Jewelry, Kumihimo, Jewelry Business, Necklace Making, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Magazine, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • Learn How to Use Pinterest to Boost Jewelry Sales In a Live Webinar

    When it comes to using social media to promote your handmade jewelry business, it's easy to get sucked into things like Pinterest without really understanding how your pins can impact sales of your handmade jewelry. It's a lot of fun to create boards, and there's no doubt that Pinterest is...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Apr 3, 2014
    Filed under: Lapidary, Jewelry Business, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Magazine, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Pick Your Technique: 3 Fun Ways to Make Steampunk Jewelry

    So, you say you just don't know where to get started with steampunk jewelry ? We have a saying in the practice of yoga and meditation: in order to begin something, just start where you are! I still love the look of steampunk jewelry, even if I don't make it very often. Part of my hesitation with...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Mar 3, 2014
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Gemstones, Pearls, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, Steampunk Jewelry, How To Bead, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Lapidary, Mixed Media Jewelry, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Magazine, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily, Beaded Jewelry
  • 3 Lucky Gemstones For the Year Of The Horse

    Above: Beautiful aquamarine rondelles Below: Blue topaz and opal pendant created by Mark Hileman, courtesy of Jewelry Making Daily According to my friends who dabble in Chinese astrology, 2014 -- the Year of the Horse -- means that we may be in for a wild ride! In general, a year of the horse is supposed...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jan 6, 2014
    Filed under: Gemstones, Bead Making, How To Bead, Lapidary, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Magazine, 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
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