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  • Create Stunning Faux Gemstones with Polymer Clay

    As a jewelry artist, I have tried my hand at a number of jewelry and craft techniques and materials over the years. From metal stamping and dapping, to resin and polymer clay, I love the idea of creating a custom component that will give my pieces that special touch. I was so excited when frequent Jewelry...
    Posted to Inside Jewelry Stringing Magazine by Debbie.Blair on Nov 18, 2014
    Filed under: Stringing, Polymer Clay Beads, Bead Making, Mixed Media Jewelry, Bead Crafts, Beads, Beading Daily
  • Exploring the World of Polymer Clay Bead Making

    My journey into bead making wasn't exactly what you might expect, but sometimes it's the most unexpected of journeys that brings the best rewards, right? A few years after I taught myself how to do off-loom bead-weaving, a friend suggested that I try my hand at making polymer clay beads. She...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Nov 12, 2014
    Filed under: Bead Making, Glass Beads, Polymer Clay Beads, Bead Crafts, Beads
  • Bead Crafts For the Holidays

    Ever since I first learned how to bead more than fourteen years ago, I've enjoyed creating bead crafts for the holidays. From my very first pair of tubular right-angle weave Christmas wreath earrings to my more recent sparkling holiday beaded jewelry projects, I love to spend time during the holiday...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Nov 7, 2014
    Filed under: Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Wire Jewelry, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Earring Making, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Create a Shimmering Garden of Beaded Glass Flowers

    We had our first hint of snow here in Northern Colorado yesterday, and most of us in the Interweave office exclaimed a collective “Noooo!” Luckily the snow didn’t stick, and we’re heading back into unseasonably warm weather again later this week. But I can’t help thinking...
    Posted to Inside Jewelry Stringing Magazine by Lavon Peters on Nov 4, 2014
    Filed under: Stringing, Glass Beads, Wire Jewelry, Bead-weaving, Beaded Jewelry Design, Bead Crafts, Beaded Beads, Wire Wrapping, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • (Wire) Wrapping Your Holiday Gifts!

    Ever since 1991, when my sister and I managed to talk our parents into letting us put up the holiday decorations over Thanksgiving weekend, I've been one of those people who breaks out the Christmas music a few weeks before Halloween. My 6-year-old loves it, my husband, not so much. So this year...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Oct 31, 2014
    Filed under: Chain Maille, Crystals, Bead Making, Wire Jewelry, How To Bead, Bead Crafts, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Read the Inspiring Story Behind Erin Prais-Hintz's Craft Daily Video Shoot

    From Jennifer: I remember how excited I was to film a couple of segments for a craft show last year, so I really loved today's guest blog from Erin Prais-Hintz, all about her experience meeting Jean Campbell and filming some great jewelry-making and beading projects for Craft Daily ! Take a read...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Oct 29, 2014
    Filed under: Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, Glass Beads, How To Bead, Bead-weaving, Necklace Making, Bead Crafts, 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
  • Free Beading Project: Pinecone Earrings by Svetlana Einy

    Just in time for the holidays, we're excited to share a free beaded earring project from one of the Starman TrendSetters ! These great Pinecone Earrings by Svetlana Einy use two-holed daggers and seed beads to create a pair of beaded earrings that will look great anywhere. Enjoy! Materials: 36 Czechmates...
    Posted to Beading Instructions by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Oct 17, 2014
    Filed under: Wire Jewelry, Seed Bead Patterns, Beading Tools, Beaded Beads, How to Bead, Chain Maille, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Earring Making
  • Why We Love 2-hole Glass Beads

    From Jennifer: When I started learning how to bead 14 years ago, 2-hole beads were something of a rarity. The only glass beads with two holes that I could find were vintage Czech and German, and since they weren't that common, I would snap them up. The problem was, even though they were gorgeous...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Oct 17, 2014
    Filed under: Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, Glass Beads, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Earring Making, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Beading Daily
  • Two-Holed Beads Simply Illustrated

    It seems like every week there's a new two-holed bead out on the market, right? Sometimes my head just spins with trying to keep them all straight, so I started keeping a little sketched chart with each shape detailed. I tack it to my bulletin board above my desk, and when there's a new 2-hole...
    Posted to Inside Beadwork Magazine by Jean Campbell on Oct 16, 2014
    Filed under: bead crafts, Bead-weaving, Bead Making, Beads, Beading Daily, How to Bead
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