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  • Is That a UFO? Not Anymore!

    I have to admit, when it comes to my beading UFOs (UnFinished Objects), I'm pretty bad. I have drawers that are full of bags that contain bits and pieces of unfinished beading projects, and I always feel guilty when I come across them while looking for beading supplies for new projects. But I know...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on May 4, 2015
    Filed under: Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Beading Tools, Mixed Media Jewelry, Bracelet Making, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Beading Daily, Beaded Jewelry
  • 3 Tips for Better Beading with Cubic Right-angle Weave

    Right-angle weave continues to be one of my favorite off-loom beading stitches for so many reasons! First, there's the versatility of this bead-weaving stitch: you can use it to create ropes and bezels, as well as fantastic three-dimensional beadwork. Second, there's nothing I enjoy quite as...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Apr 10, 2015
    Filed under: Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Glass Beads, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Mixed Media Jewelry, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beaded Jewelry
  • Having Fun with Dodecahedron Beaded Beads

    Ever since I learned how to make a dodecahedron beaded bead using right-angle weave, I've been fascinated with the many possibilities for stitching and embellishing them. Once you learn the basic thread path, a simple dodecahedron beaded bead can be stitched up in just a few minutes, making them...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Mar 30, 2015
    Filed under: Peyote stitch, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Mixed Media Jewelry, Necklace Making, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Beading Daily, Beaded Jewelry
  • How to Embellish Right-Angle Weave

    I may have mentioned once or twice before how much I love right-angle weave because of all the potential for embellishment in this popular off-loom bead-weaving stitch. Really, once you learn basic right-angle weave (flat or tubular), there are so many options available to turn it into fabulous beadwork...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jan 9, 2015
    Filed under: Peyote stitch, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Mixed Media Jewelry, Necklace Making, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily, Beaded Jewelry
  • My Favorite Bead-weaving Stitches, And How I Use Them

    So many bead-weaving stitches, so little time! Just when I think I've found my favorite bead-weaving stitch or technique, another one grabs my attention with a new twist or a variation. But time and time again, I find myself coming back to these three basic off-loom bead-weaving stitches for most...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Oct 1, 2014
    Filed under: Gemstones, Peyote stitch, Pearls, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Brick Stitch, Herringbone Stitch, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Mixed Media Jewelry, Necklace Making, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily, Beaded Jewelry
  • Learn Chevron Stitch with 4 Free Beading Projects

    I've always thought that chevron stitch is like the Cinderella of the bead-weaving world: you might not think that it looks like much at first glance, but once you see just how many things you can do with this off-loom bead-weaving stitch, you'll find yourself using it for everything! Chevron...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Sep 26, 2014
    Filed under: Peyote stitch, Pearls, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Glass Beads, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Mixed Media Jewelry, Bracelet Making, Earring Making, Necklace Making, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beaded Jewelry
  • An Introduction to Tubular Right-angle Weave

    As if I can't get enough flat right-angle weave, one of my favorite techniques for making beaded ropes is to use tubular right-angle weave. Most of you know that I love using right-angle weave for necklace and bracelet bases, because it's just so easy to embellish in so many different ways! Learning...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Aug 22, 2014
    Filed under: Peyote stitch, Pearls, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Glass Beads, Herringbone Stitch, Right Angle Weave, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Mixed Media Jewelry, Bracelet Making, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily, Beaded Jewelry
  • Do You Love Peyote Stitch? You'll Love These 5 Peyote Stitch Tips!

    Buckle Up Cuff by Carole Ohl, from the book Mastering Peyote Stitch by Melinda Barta Whether I'm making a handmade beaded toggle, a cuff bracelet, or a beaded bezel, peyote stitch is the first bead-weaving stitch I turn to when I want to create a piece of beaded jewelry. This incredible versatile...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jul 2, 2014
    Filed under: Gemstones, Peyote stitch, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Mixed Media Jewelry, Earring Making, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily, Beaded Jewelry
  • Mixed Media Jewelry With a Story

    I'm at the point in my experiments with mixed media jewelry where I will never say never. If you had told me three years ago that I would love making resin jewelry pendants for my bead weaving projects I would have never believed you! But, yes, I've fallen in love with resin, and now that I've...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jan 27, 2014
    Filed under: Pearls, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, How To Bead, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Mixed Media Jewelry, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily, Beaded Jewelry
  • 5 Favorite Free Earring Making Projects

    Since 2010, I've started off every year with a little beaded earring making challenge to myself: can I make one pair of beaded earrings every day for an entire month? I originally started this earring making challenge because beaded earring designs seem to be more difficult for me than other types...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jan 3, 2014
    Filed under: Peyote stitch, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Glass Beads, Wire Jewelry, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Mixed Media Jewelry, Earring Making, Necklace Making, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily, Beaded Jewelry
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