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  • Let's Bring Back the Lost Art of Mentoring! Comment to Win a Free Jewlelry Design Course

    The following post is sponsored by the New York Institute of Art and Design . Scroll down to learn how you can win a free online Jewelry Design course! It's no doubt that working with a mentor can truly enhance the learning experience. That same concept applies to the world of jewelry making-sure...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Gina Kuzmick on Jan 28, 2015
    Filed under: Bead Making, How To Bead, Bead Crafts, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Make Your Bead Embroidery Come Alive

    Many of us look to nature as a seemingly unlimited source of inspiration for our bead embroidery projects, and with good reason: the colors, textures, and shapes of the natural world translate to beautiful bead embroidery projects, especially with all the new shapes and colors of glass beads that are...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jan 26, 2015
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Glass Beads, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Kumihimo Questions Answered

    Rainbow kumihimo bracelet by Debbie Altman What's not to love about beaded kumihimo? It's fast, easy to learn, a great alternative to bead crochet for those of us who aren't inclined to use a hook, and it's as close to instant gratification as some of us beaders can hope for -- a simple...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jan 16, 2015
    Filed under: Bead Crochet, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Kumihimo, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Beading Daily
  • Ideas and Inspiration for Combining Bead Stringing with Bead Stitching

    Like a lot of bead-weavers I know, I got started making jewelry by learning how to string beads. Once I started learning how to do off-loom bead-weaving, though, I started looking for creative ways to combine my bead stitching with my bead stringing skills. Fifteen years later, I still love finding new...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jan 14, 2015
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Gemstones, Peyote stitch, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, Brick Stitch, Herringbone Stitch, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Bracelet Making, Necklace Making, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • The Wait Is Over - Meet the 2015 Beadwork Magazine Designers Of the Year

    The 2015 Beadwork magazine Designers Of the Year have been announced in the February/March issue! Don't have yours yet? Here's a preview of what we can expect from these four talented designers! Cindy Holsclaw is the bead artist I give credit with helping me to explore more three-dimensional...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jan 5, 2015
    Filed under: Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Glass Beads, How To Bead, Bead-weaving, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • Unexpected Uses For Your Favorite Jewelry-making Findings

    When I first started learning how to bead, I ordered jewelry findings -- lots of jewelry findings. I ordered clasps, cones, spacers bars, eye pins, head pins, jump rings of all types and shapes and sizes, cord and ribbon ends, and lots and lots of other jewelry-making findings that I had never heard...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jan 4, 2015
    Filed under: Chain Maille, Gemstones, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Wire Jewelry, How To Bead, Beading Tools, Mixed Media Jewelry, Necklace Making, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily, Beaded Jewelry
  • Polymer Clay 101: Essential Supplies for Working With Polymer Clay

    Some of you may recall me writing about how my first attempts at polymer clay bead making were, well, less than successful. In fact, I was so discouraged at my results that I decided to take up something easier for making my own handmade beads -- lampwork glass. (You know, because melting glass in a...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jan 2, 2015
    Filed under: Bead Making, Glass Beads, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Polymer Clay Beads, Bead Crafts, Beads, Beading Daily
  • Have a Bead Retreat Right At Home!

    While I love attending Bead Fest Philadelphia and the Tucson bead shows, it's not always practical or affordable for me to travel so I can take beading classes with some of my favorite teachers. Thankfully, I've discovered the beauty of learning how to bead with videos, and it's the next...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Dec 29, 2014
    Filed under: Peyote stitch, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, 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
  • Make This a DIY Wire Winter

    If you're like me, you know how to do the holidays right: the DIY way. Everyone on my gift list knows what is coming their way around the holidays.. a hoopla of homemade gifts! This holiday season, I was inspired by the idea of working with wire, and I spent some time searching for the cutest DIY...
    Posted to Inside Jewelry Stringing Magazine by MLenhausen on Dec 22, 2014
    Filed under: Stringing, Bracelet Making, Bead-weaving, How to Bead, Beaded Jewelry Design, Bead Crafts
  • Display Your Jewelry to Maximize Sales

    So you've registered for your local holiday craft fair, and you have a nice inventory of jewelry pieces ready to sell. You're all set, right? Well, maybe not . . . . How much time have you spent thinking about how to display your jewelry? In retail, presentation is everything. How you display...
    Posted to Inside Beadwork Magazine by Lavon Peters on Dec 16, 2014
    Filed under: Stringing, bead crafts, Bead-weaving
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