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  • 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
  • 5 Favorite Ways to Use Herringbone Stitch

    Herringbone stitch has long been one of my favorite bead-weaving stitches, and I'm guessing that I'm not alone: from beaded ropes to beaded bezels for cabochons and large gemstone focal beads, herringbone stitch has dozens of variations and uses in beaded jewelry design ideas. I've written...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Dec 19, 2014
    Filed under: Gemstones, 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
  • 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
  • A Peyote Stitch Primer: Learn About the Many Variations of This Popular Off-loom Bead-weaving Stitch

    For someone who struggled to learn how to do peyote stitch, I sure do use it a lot these days! Once I mastered the basic thread path, I realized that there's a whole lot of cool stuff you can do with peyote stitch: everything from making beaded bezels to bails for gemstone pendants to beaded ropes...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Sep 10, 2014
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Gemstones, Peyote stitch, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, Brick Stitch, Herringbone Stitch, 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
  • Beading With Cabochons: What Kind of Bezel is Best for My Cabochon?

    Once you get hooked on beading with cabochons like I am, you want to work with cabochons of all sizes, shapes, and materials. Just looking at my haul from this year's Bead Fest Philadelphia, I noticed that I seemed to have purchased more cabochons than in previous years, most of which were made by...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Aug 27, 2014
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Gemstones, Peyote stitch, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Herringbone Stitch, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Mixed Media Jewelry, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily, Beaded Jewelry, Cabochon
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • How to Use Herringbone Stitch to Make a Bezel

    Herringbone stitch might have been one of the last bead-weaving stitches I learned how to do, but these days, it's always my first choice for making beaded bezels and beaded ropes! This quick, versatile beading stitch can be used to create both flat and dimensional beadwork, and I love the strength...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Dec 18, 2013
    Filed under: Gemstones, Peyote stitch, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Glass Beads, Herringbone Stitch, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Mixed Media Jewelry, Bracelet Making, Earring Making, Necklace Making, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily, Beaded Jewelry
  • How to Bead a Glittering Chain of Winter Stars

    I don't know what it is about the winter solstice, but every year around this time, I find myself trying to figure out how to bead projects that will capture as much light and sparkle as possible. When the days get short and the nights get long, I also start to think about how to bead projects that...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Dec 13, 2013
    Filed under: Gemstones, Peyote stitch, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Mixed Media Jewelry, Necklace Making, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Beading Daily, Beaded Jewelry
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    Posted to Reader Photos by noodlebead on Feb 5, 2011
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