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  • Head to the Hardware Store for Your Next Mixed Media Jewelry Project

    Remember that blog I posted last week about the Bead For a Man competition ? Well, I was totally smitten with the bracelet by Aurelio Castano, and, judging from your comments, so were a lot of you! It made me think of the fun Grommets Galore bracelet project by Dulcey Heller that I made a few years ago...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jul 14, 2014
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Gemstones, Peyote stitch, Bead Making, Steampunk Jewelry, How To Bead, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Mixed Media Jewelry, Bead Crafts, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Get Started Using Cabochons in Bead Embroidery

    Using a grid drawn on my bead embroidery medium for symmetrical placement of my cabochons I fell in love with bezeling cabochons using off-loom bead-weaving techniques when I first started learning how to bead. But it took me a little longer to warm up to the beading techniques used for including cabochons...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on May 21, 2014
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Gemstones, Peyote stitch, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Mixed Media Jewelry, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Beading Daily, Beaded Jewelry
  • Check Out Our Free Bead Embroidery eBook, Now With More Bead Embroidery Techniques!

    Bead embroidery wasn't always a favorite beading technique of mine, but once I learned a few tricks of the trade, I found that bead embroidery is a wonderful medium for creative self-expression. It's like painting with beads, and the only limitations on your beaded creations made using bead embroidery...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Apr 30, 2014
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Peyote stitch, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Mixed Media Jewelry, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Beading Daily, Beaded Jewelry
  • How to Bead Like a Designer Of the Year

    Have you ever wanted to learn how to bead like the pros do? Maybe you've wondered what kinds of tips and advice a professional beader would have for someone who wants to turn their hobby into a second career? Well, I asked a few of the wonderful Beadwork magazine Designers Of the Year for their favorite...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Apr 2, 2014
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Native American beadwork, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • Free Bead Embroidery Project: Agate Slice Pins

    A few weeks ago, my husband and my 6 year old son went off on an "adventure" while I was attending a training workshop, and when I arrived home, my son presented me with a few beautiful agate slices that he had chosen for me from a museum gift shop. I was so touched by the beautiful gift, and...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Mar 24, 2014
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Gemstones, Peyote stitch, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Herringbone Stitch, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Gemstone Jewelry
  • 7 Ways to Explore Fine Bead Crafts

    Thanks to beaders like those of you reading this (no, really -- thank you!), bead-weaving and jewelry making have evolved and been accepted by a much wider audience as fine bead crafts. Look at the artists showing their work in any high-end craft show, and you'll find a healthy selection of artists...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Mar 17, 2014
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Peyote stitch, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, Glass Beads, Wire Jewelry, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Mixed Media Jewelry, Bracelet Making, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Make An Easy Right-angle Weave Bracelet With O-beads

    So, I've got a half dozen colors of the new O-beads sitting on my bead board, and a handful of round glass druks, and I need an idea for a bracelet making project. Up until now, I've only ever used the O-beads as embellishments for bead embroidery, but I've been positively drooling over the...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Mar 5, 2014
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Crystals, Bead Making, Glass Beads, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Bracelet Making, Bead Crafts, Beads, 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
  • Beaded Brooches Made Easy

    I think I've only ever made a handful of beaded brooches since I started beading over fourteen years ago, but when I got my hands on a sample of some of the new Nunn Design brooch/pendant findings, I thought it might be fun to fill them up with a little bit of bead embroidery. This isn't the...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Feb 26, 2014
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • 5 Ways That Yoga Taught Me How to Bead

    These days, when I'm not beading, thinking about how to bead, or cleaning up and organizing my bead stash, you're most likely to find me on my yoga mat. Next month, I'll be finishing a 6-month 200-hour yoga teacher training program at a local yoga studio where my small class of five budding...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Feb 19, 2014
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, Wire Jewelry, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Earring Making, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
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