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  • Would You Believe That's Just a Wire? Simply Elegant Wire Jewelry

    If there's anyone who's inspiring me to work with more wire lately, it's my good friend and fellow jewelry artist Heather Sorrell. I met Heather a few years ago when she and I were both doing the farmer's market and craft show circuit up here in the Adirondacks, and we found ourselves...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jul 11, 2014
    Filed under: Chain Maille, Bead Embroidery, Bead Making, Stringing, Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, How To Bead, Bead Crafts, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Easy Pastel Hoop Earrings with Portuguese Cork Cord

    I love working with new materials. Whenever I need to buy some beading essentials such as jump rings or ear wires, I try to also buy one new-to-me item just for fun. That's how this pretty cord ended up in my beading studio a few weeks ago. Portuguese cork cord is cork wrapped around a cotton cord...
    Posted to Inside Jewelry Stringing Magazine by Michelle Mach on Jun 18, 2014
    Filed under: Bead Making, Wire Jewelry, Chain Maille, Beading Tools, How to Bead, Earring Making, Beads
  • When You Run Out of Room - Ideas For Organizing and Storing Your Beading Tools

    For years, the only beading tools that I really needed were a few good pairs of jewelry-making pliers: my chain nose, flat nose, and combination pliers went with me everywhere, along with my heavy duty wire cutters. But when I started exploring jewelry-making and beading techniques by Rachel Nelson-Smith...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on May 19, 2014
    Filed under: Chain Maille, Bead Making, Glass Beads, Wire Jewelry, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Beading Tools, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Winter 2015 Jewelry Stringing Guidelines Posted!

    It is hard to believe we are already posting guidelines for 2015! With that being said, we are excited to announce our themes and guidelines for the Winter 2015 issue of Jewelry Stringing magazine! Star Struck Star motifs can be seen on everything from clothing to shoes to housewares this season. Submissions...
    Posted to Inside Jewelry Stringing Magazine by MLenhausen on May 6, 2014
    Filed under: Stringing, Jewelry Stringing Magazine, Wire Jewelry, Chain Maille, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, How to Bead
  • Making Wire Jewelry: What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do

    In the last few years, I've learned to love creating wire jewelry, but I'm still not quite comfortable with designing my own wire jewelry projects. Learning some basic wire jewelry-making skills has definitely made me more confident when it comes to trying new techniques, but when I get the urge...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Apr 28, 2014
    Filed under: Chain Maille, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Glass Beads, Wire Jewelry, How To Bead, Bead-weaving, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • A Free Floral Chain Maille Project From Our Friends at Blue Buddha Boutique

    The way that I learned how to do basic chain maille was through a series of kits and instructions from the wonderful people over at Blue Buddha Boutique . Just as much fun as a beading kit, the chain maille kits at Blue Buddha Boutique include instructions and all the pre-cut jump rings you need to start...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Apr 14, 2014
    Filed under: Chain Maille, Bead Making, Wire Jewelry, How To Bead, Beading Tools, Step by Step Wire Jewelry Magazine, Bead Crafts, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • Spring Cleaning For Your Jewelry - My 10 Favorite Tips From Readers and Our Winner!

    So many of you had so many great tips and ideas for repurposing and spring cleaning your jewelry! It was a tough call, but we finally selected this tip from reader Shelly Gillman as the winner: "My mother-in-law gave me a long, vintage, crystal necklace, probably from the 1920's, that belonged...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Apr 8, 2014
    Filed under: Chain Maille, Bead Embroidery, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Wire Jewelry, How To Bead, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads
  • What's the Best Way to Polish Sterling Silver Jewelry?

    In November and December of last year, I sold a number of sterling silver earrings in a local shop. That's the good news. The bad news? The few unsold pairs came back heavily tarnished. It's not the end of the world, but it has made me pause and rethink my idea of making more of this particular...
    Posted to Inside Jewelry Stringing Magazine by Michelle Mach on Mar 26, 2014
    Filed under: Stringing, Wire Jewelry, Chain Maille, Bead-weaving, Earring Making, Beads, Beading Daily
  • Congratulations to the Winners Of Our National Craft Month Giveaway!

    Thanks for celebrating National Craft Month with us! Here are the lucky winners of each prize from our sponsors. (Winners will be contacted individually about your prizes.) Congratulations to Liz S.! Fusion Beads 15% off your order. Plus free shipping over $25. Use coupon code NCM2014. Expires 4/30/14...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Mar 17, 2014
    Filed under: Chain Maille, Bead Embroidery, Bead Making, Wire Jewelry, Earring Making, Bead Crafts, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Make An Armful of Easy Beaded Bracelets With Wire Wrapping

    The best way I can think of to practice your skills at making wire wrapped loops is to make bead and wire chains. They're easy, fun, and can be used to make so many types of beaded jewelry! Plus, the basic skills for making a wire wrapped loop are the foundation for so many other great wire wrapping...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Feb 24, 2014
    Filed under: Chain Maille, Gemstones, Pearls, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Glass Beads, Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, How To Bead, Beading Tools, Bracelet Making, Step by Step Wire Jewelry Magazine, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily, Pearl
  • Elegant Chainmaille Bracelet

    This is a chainmaille bracelet that I made with smoky yellow jade beads and gold jump rings. It is adorned with a leaf toggle clasp and a pretty gold mesh bow to accent it.
    Posted to Reader Photos by SadiraXMortus on Jun 29, 2012
    Filed under: toggle clasp, jump rings, gold, leaf, Chain maille, smoky yellow jade, bow
  • Byz-i

    20 gauge 3.5 ID Byzantine weave with a single glass bead. Hand sawed.
    Posted to Reader Photos by LABweorc on Jan 20, 2012
    Filed under: byzantine chainmaille, earring-a-day, Chain maille
  • Foxy Roxy

    Designer: Sara E. Graham Published: September 11, 2009 Technique: Wirework, Chain Maille Combine foxtail chain with rocky ceramic beads in this fun design by the associate editor of Step by Step Wire Jewelry . Make the chains to match your beads, or play around with different color combinations. This...
    Posted to Free Beading Projects by Michelle Mach on Sep 11, 2009
    Filed under: necklace, Step by Step Wire Jewelry, chain maille, Interweave Free Beading Project
  • Parallel Chain Neckdrape

    Designer: Barbara Hance Published: September 12, 2008 Technique: Chain Maille This gold and silver necklace was inspired by Stephanie Everett’s tutorial of the two-toned parallel chain bracelet. A customer of mine bought the bracelet, and asked for a necklace to match. This project is from Step...
    Posted to Free Beading Projects by Michelle Mach on Sep 12, 2008
    Filed under: Wirework, Step by Step Wire Jewelry, chain maille, necklaces, Interweave Free Beading Project
  • Dear to My Heart

    Designer: Jean Yates Published: March 7, 2008 Technique: Wirework A name bracelet, something you can wear and keep close to you, is a great way of expressing loving feelings toward new babies, your own children or grandchildren, your significant other, and you as a couple. This fun and "charming"...
    Posted to Free Beading Projects by Knitting Daily on Mar 6, 2008
    Filed under: Wirework, bracelet, multistrand bracelet, chain maille, birthstone jewelry, Interweave Free Beading Project
  • Rambling Rose Necklace

    Designer: Michelle Mach Published: March 3, 2008 Technique: Stringing, Wirework It’s dangerous to be in the middle of another beading project when you get a challenge kit! I learned this the hard way: I set the box clasp from the kit next to some chain maille earrings I was creating as a gift for...
    Posted to Free Beading Projects by Knitting Daily on Mar 2, 2008
    Filed under: Wirework, Stringing, necklace, Beadwork magazine, Beading Daily exclusive, chain maille, Interweave Free Beading Project
  • Flower of Bollywood Earrings

    Designer: Jean Yates Published: July 10, 2007 Technique: Wirework This feminine combination of sterling silver jump rings, vermeil rounds, and rose crystals will make anyone red carpet worthy. Instructions for the matching necklace may be found in the October/November 2006 issue of Beadwork. You can...
    Posted to Free Beading Projects by Knitting Daily on Jul 8, 2007
    Filed under: Wirework, earrings, chain maille, Interweave Free Beading Project
  • Anodized Chain Mail Bracelet

    Designer: Nancy Nehring and Carrie Winegarden Published: February 15, 2007 Technique: Other, Wirework This colorful bracelet is woven with an Oriental chain-mail technique wherein the rings are laid flat rather than overlapped in the European tradition. The anodized aluminum jump rings used in the piece...
    Posted to Free Beading Projects by Knitting Daily on Feb 14, 2007
    Filed under: Wirework, bracelet, Beadwork magazine, chain maille, Interweave Free Beading Project
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