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  • 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
  • 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
  • My Favorite Classic Crystal Beading Projects

    Coming from someone who doesn't often get to wear sparkly things, I believe that jewelry made with crystals is a good investment. Why? Because crystal jewelry design is timeless -- many of my first crystal beading projects from over ten years ago are just as fashionable now as they were back then...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jan 1, 2014
    Filed under: Peyote stitch, Pearls, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Herringbone Stitch, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Mixed Media Jewelry, Necklace Making, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beaded Jewelry
  • Lenore Necklace Free Jewelry-making Project from Prima Bead

    Happy Halloween! Our friends at Prima Bead have shared this free necklace making project with us, using crystal pearls and bicones, fancy metal chandelier findings, and fun filigree components. Enjoy! Materials: Black Chandelier Charms 5 pk (Prima Bead Item #34708386) Black Rhinestone Teardrops 3 pk...
    Posted to Beading Instructions by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Oct 31, 2013
    Filed under: Wire Jewelry, Crystals, Beading Tools, Pearls, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How to Bead, Chain Maille, Jewelry Making, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Beaded Jewelry, Necklace Making
  • Catch That Cab - 3 Quick Techniques for Creating a Beaded Cabochon Bezel

    Just when I thought I couldn't possibly make any more room in my bead stash for more cabochons , Tina Holden, my Bead Soup Blog Party swap partner from earlier this year, decided to do a major destash in one of her online shops. That meant lots and lots of her gorgeous polymer clay and resin cabochons...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Oct 30, 2013
    Filed under: Gemstones, Peyote stitch, Pearls, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Brick Stitch, How To Bead, Bead-weaving, Mixed Media Jewelry, Necklace Making, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily, Beaded Jewelry
  • Put Some Spunk In Your Steampunk Jewelry Designs

    While I was at Bead Fest Philadelphia last weekend, I stopped by to see the lovely ladies of Lillypilly Designs and see their new jewelry-making products. I'm always inspired to see what kinds of materials other artist are using in their jewelry-making designs, and these new supplies from Lillypilly...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Sep 4, 2013
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Pearls, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Steampunk Jewelry, How To Bead, Mixed Media Jewelry, Bracelet Making, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily, Beaded Jewelry
  • Get Started with Mixed Media with a Free eBook

    Mixed media jewelry is one of my favorite ways to play with new ideas for making handcrafted jewelry. It brings me right back to high school, when I would spend hours experimenting with different materials like fibers and paper for creating found object jewelry. Sure, beading and beaded jewelry will...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Aug 30, 2013
    Filed under: Pearls, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Bead-weaving, Mixed Media Jewelry, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily, Beaded Jewelry
  • Free Cabochon Beading Projects

    I love a good challenge, don't you? How about the challenge of using a cabochon, without a hole, in a piece of beaded jewelry? When I was learning how to bead, I was thrilled to find out that I didn't need to know metal smithing techniques to include my favorite gemstone cabochons in my beaded...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on May 10, 2013
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Gemstones, Peyote stitch, Pearls, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Wire Jewelry, 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, Cabochon, Cabachon
  • Bead Hoard Curiosities Club for February 2013

    Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, and keeping with the theme of love and hearts and all things sparkly, A Grain of Sand's Bead Hoard Curiosities Club had some beautiful vintage jewelry-making supplies in it this month! Take a look at my favorite pics: I loved the fun jewelry in this month's box...
    Posted to Beading Supplies We Love by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Feb 13, 2013
    Filed under: Crystals, Seed Bead Patterns, How to Bead, Pearls, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, mixed media jewelry, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Bracelet Making, Beaded Jewelry
  • Gotta Bead Right Now? Try Right-angle Weave!

    The versatility of right-angle weave never ceases to amaze me. I can think of at least a dozen ways to embellish a single strip of this fabulous bead-weaving stitch . You can shape it without making complicated increases and decreases and just changing up the size of your beads. It can be used to create...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jul 6, 2012
    Filed under: Gemstones, Pearls, 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
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