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  • Gemstones With Heart For Your Summer Beading Projects

    Ah, the summer solstice! My favorite time of year, where we can spend long evenings lazing down the river in our canoe, eating ice cream, catching lightning bugs, and have pretty much every meal outdoors to soak up the light and the warmth. I love reading about how ancient cultures revered and celebrated...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jul 7, 2014
    Filed under: Gemstones, Bead Making, How To Bead, Lapidary, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Magazine, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Beading Daily
  • 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
  • Picots, Fringe, and Stitch-in-the-ditch: Our New Bead Embellishments eBook!

    What's the best way to jazz up your off-loom bead-weaving projects? With bead embellishments , of course! Embellishing with beads is a fun way to play with your design skills while learning how to create unique beaded jewelry. And there are so many different techniques that you can use for bead embellishing...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jun 20, 2014
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Gemstones, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Bracelet Making, Necklace Making, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • Beaded Jewelry Designs Inspired By Nature

    Maybe it's because I live in the heart of the Adirondack mountains of upstate New York, but I love to find inspiration for my beaded jewelry designs from the natural world. Every day, I'm greeted with the experience of being able to live close to the Earth, whether it's in the food and flowers...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jun 11, 2014
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Gemstones, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Herringbone Stitch, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • 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
  • In a Hurry? Here Are 4 Free Beaded Netting Projects!

    Beaded netting is a favorite bead-weaving technique of mine. Why, you might ask? Well, for starters, it's incredibly easy to learn, but creates simply stunning finished projects. Beaded netting can be used with any kind of bead you happen to have handy -- it works well with different sizes of seed...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on May 12, 2014
    Filed under: Gemstones, Peyote stitch, Pearls, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Necklace Making, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • 5 Budget-Friendly Bead Types

    A good friend of mine recently asked me for help making six necklaces that she could give as gifts to some women who had recently helped her. She's a single mom, so money is always tight. I promised her I'd do some searching and see what I could find in her budget. Obviously, the first step might...
    Posted to Inside Jewelry Stringing Magazine by Michelle Mach on May 7, 2014
    Filed under: Stringing, Bead Making, Glass Beads, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, How to Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Gemstones, Beads, Necklace Making
  • How to Knot Gemstone Beads

    Lately, it seems that no matter what I do or where I go in life, my beads follow me. Even after finishing my 200-hour yoga teacher training program back in March, the beads are following me into my yoga and meditation practice -- last weekend, I taught a workshop on how to make your own mala (meditation...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on May 5, 2014
    Filed under: Gemstones, Pearls, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, How To Bead, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Lapidary, Mixed Media Jewelry, Kumihimo, Jewelry Business, Necklace Making, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Magazine, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • Free Bead Embroidery Project: Agate Slice Pins

    A few weeks ago, my husband and my 6 year old son went off on an "adventure" while I was attending a training workshop, and when I arrived home, my son presented me with a few beautiful agate slices that he had chosen for me from a museum gift shop. I was so touched by the beautiful gift, and...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Mar 24, 2014
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Gemstones, Peyote stitch, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Herringbone Stitch, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Gemstone 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
  • 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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