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  • All Tied Up In Knots: How to Deal With Knots In Your Beading Thread

    After spending a Sunday afternoon last weekend teaching a fabulous group of women how to string and knot their own gemstone mala (prayer) beads, I started thinking about all the knots that I've had to undo in my many years of off-loom bead-weaving. Of course, trying to wiggle out a knot from a piece...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jan 21, 2015
    Filed under: Gemstones, Bead Making, Glass Beads, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Beads, Beading Daily
  • Ideas and Inspiration for Combining Bead Stringing with Bead Stitching

    Like a lot of bead-weavers I know, I got started making jewelry by learning how to string beads. Once I started learning how to do off-loom bead-weaving, though, I started looking for creative ways to combine my bead stitching with my bead stringing skills. Fifteen years later, I still love finding new...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jan 14, 2015
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Gemstones, Peyote stitch, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, Brick Stitch, Herringbone Stitch, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Bracelet Making, Necklace Making, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • 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
  • Showcase a Fancy Clasp With a Wire and Leather Braided Bracelet

    When I see a gorgeous clasp like this Gemasite box clasp from A Grain of Sand, I want to make sure that it gets plenty of attention in a beaded jewelry design. I love the challenge of making a piece of jewelry where a fancy clasp like this gets all the attention! Really, who wants to hide a beautiful...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Dec 17, 2014
    Filed under: Gemstones, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, How To Bead, Beading Tools, Bracelet Making, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • Tips for Bead Stringing With Stretchy Cord

    A few weeks ago, one of my yoga teachers told me she had an amethyst mala bead bracelet that needed to be repaired, and she asked if I could do it. Of course, it was just a simple bead stringing repair, except...it was on stretchy cord. Of all the materials available for stringing beads, I have never...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Dec 15, 2014
    Filed under: Gemstones, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, How To Bead, Beading Tools, Bracelet Making, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Beading Daily
  • Why I Love Organic Wire Jewelry

    Before I got bit by the bead bug, I wanted to learn how to make wire jewelry. I even had an amazing kit with a great book, a complete set of pliers, and four spools of wire in various gauges and metals. So what went wrong? I think I was really intimidated by the precision of most wire jewelry techniques...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Nov 21, 2014
    Filed under: Gemstones, Bead Making, Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, How To Bead, Earring Making, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beaded Jewelry
  • New Free Beaded Necklace Making Projects

    I make more beaded necklaces than any other type of jewelry, so I'm all about the beaded jewelry designs in this free eBook! Inside, you'll find a variety of necklace making projects, including beading stringing, peyote stitch, and other off-loom bead-weaving stitches and techniques. Beaded necklaces...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Nov 14, 2014
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Gemstones, Peyote stitch, Pearls, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, Herringbone Stitch, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Necklace Making, Beaded Wedding Jewelry, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Beautiful Gemstones for Winter

    Yes, the calender says that it's officially November, and that means I'm almost in full-on hibernation mode. Sounds like a good time to get some new gemstones for beading projects, right? This winter, I'll be looking to create some new pieces of beaded jewelry using both bead stringing and...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Nov 3, 2014
    Filed under: Gemstones, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, How To Bead, Lapidary, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Magazine, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Learn the Ropes With These Free Beaded Rope Projects

    For most of us, our introduction to beaded ropes came by way of making tubular versions of our favorite off-loom bead-weaving stitches, or by creating a classic spiral rope. There's something incredible about watching a few rounds of bead stitching turn into a fabulous beaded rope. Beaded ropes have...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Oct 24, 2014
    Filed under: Gemstones, Peyote stitch, Pearls, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Brick Stitch, Glass Beads, Herringbone Stitch, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Bracelet Making, Necklace Making, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • Blue Labradorite & Sterling Silver Necklace - Christmas Night - Nuit de Noel - Free Gift Wrap

    Faceted blue labradorite and sterling silver necklace. Christmas Night - Nuit de Noël - the night sky is a deep velvet midnight blue. Lights wink a soft blue, violet, green, red and orange. It's a night for peace, quiet joy, magic, and romance. This deep midnight blue labradorite necklace bring...
    Posted to Reader Photos by ExoticTreasuresJewelry on Nov 23, 2012
    Filed under: Christmas, sterlin silver, gift, blue, gemstones, labradorite, for her, Hanukkah, 925 silver, free gift wrap
  • Pink Rubelite Tourmaline Wire Ring

    Here you go Another 9.5 ct 15x12mm Pink Rubelite Tourmaline in 14Kt. yellow and white gold wire ring We carry a big line of handmade rings and other jewelry all hand made by me I do all my own gem faceting, wax carving, casting, making molds, soldering, sizing, setting and wire wrapping. In my face book...
    Posted to Reader Photos by JandSGems on Aug 24, 2012
    Filed under: wire wrap, sterling, gemstone, sterling silver, vintage, wire work, hand wrapped, wire, pendant. wire wrapped, wrapped, silver, wrapping, men, rings, Southwestern, artisan silver, sterling silver wire, wire wrapped, ring, handmade, gift, gothic, artisan, Victorian jewelry, wire-wrapping, orange, topaz, Treasures, rose, wired, amethyst 8mm, elegant, tree, gemstones, hand made, wire wrapped., gold-filled, rose quartz, victorian, jewellery, malachite, sparkly, handcrafted, gold filled wire, cabochon, gold wire wrapping, handmade jewelry, square wire, twist, elegant., spiral rope artisan Prasiolite, wire wrapping, Diachronic Glass, art jewelry, handcrafted jewelry
  • Ring Give Away Come sign up

    Come sign up for our Ring Give Away http://apps.facebook.com/hooplasoft_giveaways/167736503273231 Win a Wire Wrapped Ring of your Choice from JandSGems http://apps.facebook.com/hooplasoft_giveaways/167736503273231 Handmade by me Come like us and get a chance to win a 100 dollars to spend at my store...
    Posted to Reader Photos by JandSGems on May 18, 2012
    Filed under: wire wrap, sterling, gemstone, sterling silver, vintage, wire work, hand wrapped, wire, pendant. wire wrapped, wrapped, silver, wrapping, men, rings, Southwestern, artisan silver, sterling silver wire, wire wrapped, ring, handmade, gift, gothic, artisan, Victorian jewelry, wire-wrapping, orange, topaz, Treasures, rose, wired, amethyst 8mm, elegant, tree, gemstones, hand made, wire wrapped., gold-filled, rose quartz, victorian, jewellery, malachite, sparkly, handcrafted, gold filled wire, cabochon, gold wire wrapping, handmade jewelry, square wire, twist, elegant., spiral rope artisan Prasiolite, wire wrapping, Diachronic Glass, art jewelry, handcrafted jewelry
  • 1st HUGE Ring Giveaway on Facebook

    We would like to invite you to come Enter our 1st HUGE Facebook Giveaway: http://apps.facebook.com/hooplasoft_giveaways/data?o=91k3yh6WVPVGnon9cLuH2%2F84nl6VXprVExRWlizvzq4%3D%0A .... And to let you know that it's Time to Spring on over t ... o J&S Gems Easter Sale!! Hurry sale is over April...
    Posted to Reader Photos by JandSGems on Apr 6, 2012
    Filed under: wire wrap, sterling, gemstone, sterling silver, vintage, wire work, hand wrapped, wire, pendant. wire wrapped, wrapped, silver, wrapping, men, rings, Southwestern, artisan silver, sterling silver wire, wire wrapped, ring, handmade, gift, gothic, artisan, Victorian jewelry, wire-wrapping, orange, topaz, Treasures, rose, wired, amethyst 8mm, elegant, tree, gemstones, hand made, wire wrapped., gold-filled, rose quartz, victorian, jewellery, malachite, sparkly, handcrafted, gold filled wire, cabochon, gold wire wrapping, handmade jewelry, square wire, twist, elegant., spiral rope artisan Prasiolite, wire wrapping, Diachronic Glass, art jewelry, handcrafted jewelry ring give away
  • Amethyst & Sterling Pendant

    This is the first pendant I tried to make after watching one of the Bootcamp videos. They are wonderfully easy to follow. This one is crafted by hand with square Sterling Silver wire and three genuine Amethyst round beads. It's about 2 1/2" long and goes really nicely with a Sterling Silver...
    Posted to Reader Photos by BrendaM@77 on Feb 11, 2012
    Filed under: necklace, jewelry, Pendant, wire wrap, sterling, amethyst, gemstone, one of a kind, sterling silver, beads, wirework, wire work, hand wrapped, wire, freeform, purple, pendant. wire wrapped, pretty, silver, artisan silver, sterling silver wire, wire wrapped, unique, One- Of -A- Kind, handmade, romantic, handcraffed jewelry, wirewrapped, wire-wrapping, Silver Wire Wrapped Necklace, stunning, pendent, gems, gemstones, ooak, hand made, wire wrapped., statement jewelry, semi-precious, semiprecious, wirewrapping, free form, handmade pendant, pedant, hand made necklace, handcrafted, handmade jewelry, wirewrap, square wire, jewelry necklace beadwork bead embroidery jewelry embroidery, 925, unique design, semi precious, amethyst pendant, square, artistic wire, original design, silvery, for sale, wire jewelry, wire sculpture
  • Black squares - red balls

    A long necklace made of silver, black agate squares and coloumns, fire agate, rock crystal beads, onyx facetted bead and rondell, and a hand made glass focal bead. There are also 2 pcs carnelian beads among the charms. Any comments are welcome :-) Thanks for looking and have a nice day, Csilla
    Posted to Reader Photos by csillanilsson on Jan 5, 2011
    Filed under: glass, gemstone, black, onyx, silver, handcraffed jewelry, glass beads, gemstones, fire agate, handmade glassbeads, hand made necklace
  • Autumn Splendour- Copper, Jasper, Agate Necklace

    Autumn Splendour features Fire Agate and Jasper rounds,accented with antiqued copper spacers. Attached to an antique copper rope-link chain,with a copper toggle for closure. http://www.etsy.com/shop/shesacraftyone
    Posted to Reader Photos by ame@6 on Oct 27, 2010
    Filed under: necklace, jewelry, beaded, Jasper, copper, orange, gemstones, shesacraftyone, autumn fall, rust, fire agate, gray grey
  • Arabesque Statement Necklace

    A pretty beaded piece of frippery. More images are here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/59220361/arabesque-gold-and-freshwater-pearl Thank you as always for viewing my designs. Deb Boyle BeeKai Artisan Jewelry
    Posted to Reader Photos by beekai137 on Oct 18, 2010
    Filed under: freshwater pearls, unique, gemstones, bead art, beekai artisan jewelry on etsy, upcycled
  • Arctic Bloom Ring

    Copper wire with wrapped gemstones.
    Posted to Reader Photos by JoanneO@10 on Sep 8, 2010
    Filed under: copper, woven, iolite, handmade, purplelilydesigns, gemstones, labradorite, hammered, moonstone
  • A Walk in the Forest Necklace

    Designer: Jennifer Judd Published: October 30, 2009 Technique: Stringing Download A Walk in the Forest Create an earthy focal piece using semiprecious stone and crystal dangles. This project is from Stringing ® magazine.
    Posted to Free Beading Projects by Tricia G on Oct 29, 2009
    Filed under: Stringing, pearls, crystals, gemstones, Interweave Free Beading Project
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