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  • Combine Foxtail Chain Maille with Handmade Ceramic Beads in a Free Chain Maille Project!

    Learning how to create new chain maille weaves is something that I've really enjoyed doing since I first started learning how to make chain maille jewelry a few years ago! My latest project is this wonderful foxtail chain necklace by Sara (Graham) Richardson that uses handmade ceramic beads. I decided...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Sep 15, 2014
    Filed under: Chain Maille, Gemstones, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Wire Jewelry, How To Bead, Beading Tools, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • Need A Quick Holiday Gift Idea? How About Sixteen Of Them?

    So, I was thinking the other day, and don't be mad, but really, it's time for me to start thinking about holiday gifts. I have a lot of people that I want to include on my list this year, including some of my favorite yoga teachers, my son's teachers at school, the awesome ladies who work...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Sep 11, 2014
    Filed under: Gemstones, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Necklace Making, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads
  • 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
  • Bead Fest Philadelphia 2014 Round-Up! Beads, Beads, and More Beads!

    What happens when you get hundreds of jewelry-making artists together in one place? You get Bead Fest Philadelphia, the largest beading and jewelry-making event in the eastern United States! Seed beads, cabochons, and components from Beyond Beadery I'm lucky that I live just a day's drive away...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Sep 3, 2014
    Filed under: Gemstones, Pearls, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Wire Jewelry, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Bracelet Making, Jewelry Business, Step by Step Wire Jewelry Magazine, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Beading Daily
  • Gemstones From Bead Fest

    You'll have to wait another few days to hear all about my trip to Bead Fest Philadelphia this year, but oh, my! The food, the friends, the fun! So many vendors, so many beads: crystals, glass, ceramic, polymer clay, paper, and of course, gemstones! It was my intention to find a couple of strands...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Sep 1, 2014
    Filed under: Gemstones, Crystals, Bead Making, Wire Jewelry, How To Bead, Beading Tools, Lapidary, Earring Making, Necklace Making, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Magazine, Beads, Cabochon
  • 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
  • What Happens When You Go On a Bead Stringing Binge, Plus My Latest Bead Stringing Project

    Every once in a while, I like to sit down with a spool of stringing wire and a drawer full of beads and just work on bead stringing projects. I love how quickly I can whip up a new batch of bracelets, necklaces and earrings, and there's something soothing about creating patterns or, on the flip side...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Aug 25, 2014
    Filed under: Gemstones, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, Glass Beads, How To Bead, Beading Tools, Bracelet Making, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Easy Wire Jewelry: Make a Wire Gemstone Cage Pendant

    Earlier this year when I graduated from my yoga teacher training program, a dear friend and classmate reignited my interest in gemstones and their metaphysical properties when she presented each of us with two beautiful, tumbled gemstones as graduation presents. I received a piece of dendritic opal ...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Aug 11, 2014
    Filed under: Gemstones, Bead Making, Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Beading Tools, Step by Step Wire Jewelry Magazine, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • Exploring Gemstones

    Are you in the know about gemstones? Whether you work with them often or are yet to incorporate them into your jewelry, there's a lot to learn about the vast array of stones. In our newest issue, Create Jewelry 2014 , we have devoted a whole article to this topic, called "Stone Spectrum,"...
    Posted to Inside Jewelry Stringing Magazine by MLenhausen on Jul 15, 2014
    Filed under: Stringing, Bead-weaving, Gemstones
  • Head to the Hardware Store for Your Next Mixed Media Jewelry Project

    Remember that blog I posted last week about the Bead For a Man competition ? Well, I was totally smitten with the bracelet by Aurelio Castano, and, judging from your comments, so were a lot of you! It made me think of the fun Grommets Galore bracelet project by Dulcey Heller that I made a few years ago...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jul 14, 2014
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Gemstones, Peyote stitch, Bead Making, Steampunk Jewelry, How To Bead, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Mixed Media Jewelry, Bead Crafts, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • 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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