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  • Learn How to Bead With the Best of Beading Daily

    Are you just learning how to bead? Welcome to the club! There are so many wonderful things to learn about this beautiful art of weaving tiny seed beads together with needle and thread. Whether you love off-loom bead-weaving, bead embroidery, or jewelry stringing, you'll find dozens of ways to make...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Sep 19, 2014
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Bracelet Making Project: Adding Seed Beads to DIY Crystal Cup Chain

    One of my favorite finds at this year's Bead Fest Philadelphia is this fun DIY crystal chaton bracelet-making projects from Sew On Crystals. I purchased two of them, one in vintage opaque colors that reminded me of something I might find in my grandmother's jewelry box, and a second bracelet...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Sep 17, 2014
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Bracelet Making, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • One Component, Many Ways

    Last week I found myself having one of those days where I was itching to do something creative. I started flipping through my copy of Melinda Barta's Custom Cool Jewelry , looking for a project that could scratch this itch. Well, it didn't take long to find many components whose pages I have...
    Posted to Inside Jewelry Stringing Magazine by MLenhausen on Sep 16, 2014
    Filed under: Stringing, Bead Making, Bracelet Making, Wire Jewelry, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, How to Bead, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beaded Beads, Earring Making, Beads, Beading Daily
  • 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
  • Easy Ways to Create with Crystals

    A few weeks ago while attending Bead Fest Philadelphia, I did something that I hardly ever, ever do: I treated myself to some crystal jewelry-making projects! I'll be the first to admit that my country lifestyle in upstate New York doesn't easily lend itself to wearing a lot of sparkly crystal...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Sep 12, 2014
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Crystals, Bead Making, Wire Jewelry, How To Bead, Bracelet Making, Step by Step Wire Jewelry Magazine, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • 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
  • Mastering Beadwork: Bead Artist and Author Carol Cypher

    I'm so excited to be hosting master bead artist Carol Cypher next week in a live webinar, Adventures in Polygon Stitch: Add an Intriguing and Little Known Beading Stitch To Your Bead-weaving Repetoire . I've long admired Carol's incredible bead art, and her classic reference book, Mastering...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Sep 9, 2014
    Filed under: Peyote stitch, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Right Angle Weave, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • 5 Romantic Seed Bead Patterns from Kelly Wiese

    Are you looking to add a little romance to your beading projects? Kelly Wiese, Beadwork magazine Designer Of the Year and author of Beaded Allure , knows how to use seed beads to create elegant, romantic beaded jewelry. Using just a few crystals and pearls, she creates beaded jewelry that is soft, feminine...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Sep 8, 2014
    Filed under: Peyote stitch, Pearls, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Bracelet Making, Necklace Making, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • Master Polygon Stitch with Carol Huber Cypher in a Live Webinar!

    Part of the wonderful world of bead-weaving includes the history and heritage behind each stitch. Many of these thread paths have been handed down through the generations from all over the world until they arrive in their present form on your bead mat -- kind of a cool thought, isn't it? It's...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Sep 7, 2014
    Filed under: Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • Learn How to String Beads: 5 Free Patterns for Stringing Beads

    Bead stringing is very often the first jewelry-making technique learned by beginners who want to find out how to make their own handmade beaded jewelry. But there's more to it than just putting beads on a string -- bead stringing projects are very often the perfect combination of art and craft, using...
    Posted to Free Beading Projects by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jan 22, 2014
    Filed under: beaded necklaces, glass beads, how to string beads, gemstone beads, bead stringing, how to bead
  • Two-drop Variations of Favorite Bead-weaving Stitches - Peyote Stitch, Square Stitch, and Herringbone Stitch

    Want to bead faster? Try doubling the number of beads strung with each stitch. Known as “two-drop,” this technique treats two beads as one, as in “string 1 bead (now actually string 2 beads) and pass through 1 (now 2) bead(s).” Keep in mind that it can change the structural integrity...
    Posted to Beading For Beginners - Free Beginner Beading Patterns and Projects by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Nov 13, 2013
    Filed under: herringbone stitch, beading for beginners, bead-weaving, free beading projects, square stitch, peyote stitch, how to bead
  • Russian Leaves

    I made a tutorial for these Russian Leaves earrings about year ago. I found my way how to make it in peyote stitch and with only ONE needle. My students are very greatful for this how they call it now "easy project" :) Tutorial is available on my blog and in my Etsy/Artfire shops. Happy beading...
    Posted to Reader Photos by Ellad2 on Apr 7, 2011
    Filed under: ellad2, beading russian leaf, russian leaves, beading russian leaves, russian leaf, how to bead
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