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  • 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
  • Thinking Outside the Bead - 5 Creative Gemstone Picks for Holiday Jewelry

    When you think about holiday jewelry, most folks think about sparkling crystal beads and shiny metallics. But being the kind of "natural" woman that I am, I like to use a lot of gemstones in my holiday jewelry-making projects. Gemstones can add a lot of festive color to your holiday jewelry...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Nov 4, 2013
    Filed under: Gemstones, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Lapidary, Necklace Making, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Magazine, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Beading Daily
  • Jewelry Business: This Holiday Season, Think Outside the Shops

    I can hardly believe it, but we're already counting down to the holidays around here. Every time I drive down Main Street in Lake Placid, I see signs announcing the dates of their special holiday events for the merchants downtown! And while it's hard not to be a little distressed by the appearance...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Oct 2, 2013
    Filed under: Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, Wire Jewelry, How To Bead, Lapidary, Jewelry Business, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Magazine, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Four Gemstones for Autumn Jewelry-making Projects

    Let me paint you a picture of what autumn is like here in the Adirondack mountains of upstate New York. Believe it or not, the leaves have already started to change color from deep summer green to more brilliant yellows, golds, and reds. We My backyard in October have a fair amount of cloudy days and...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Sep 16, 2013
    Filed under: Gemstones, Pearls, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Lapidary, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Magazine, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • 3 Reasons Why You Should Start a Jewelry Business Right Now

    Have you been thinking about starting a jewelry business selling your handmade beaded jewelry? Do people ask you where they can buy your handmade beaded jewelry when they see you wearing a particularly gorgeous beaded necklace or pair of beaded earrings? If you've been on the fence about starting...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Aug 21, 2013
    Filed under: Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Lapidary, Jewelry Business, Earring Making, Necklace Making, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Magazine, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • 5 Things To Know Before You Start Your Jewelry Business

    Starting my jewelry business was probably the most difficult thing I've ever done, but it was well worth the effort. As a result of starting my own jewelry business back in 2005, I've made some great friends, learned a lot about myself, and, yes, even earned a little bit of money. More and more...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jul 24, 2013
    Filed under: Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Glass Beads, Wire Jewelry, How To Bead, Bead-weaving, Lapidary, Jewelry Business, Necklace Making, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Magazine, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Jewelry Business: Notes From The Other Side of the Counter with Andrew Thornton

    Andrew Thornton is a fine artist who resides in western Pennsylvania. As a well-known jewelry artist and now the owner of the fine art and craft gallery, Allegory Gallery in Ligonier, Pennsylvania , Andrew Thornton has a unique perspective to share with anyone who wants to get into the jewelry business...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on May 31, 2013
    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
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