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  • On the Fringe - Learn Techniques For Making Stunning Beaded Fringe

    I first started playing with beaded fringe 15 years ago when I learned how to make beaded amulet bags. Back then, I learned everything I knew about beaded fringe from old British beading books and magazines. This kind of beaded fringe was, well, to be blunt, really boring. Mostly composed of straight...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Mar 1, 2015
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Glass Beads, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Necklace Making, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • Make a Beaded Bezel In Just 5 Minutes!

    As it goes lately, I'm all about quick and easy when it comes to my bead-weaving. I especially love beading projects that are made using quick and easy components -- I set each one aside as I complete it, and then when I have that rare chunk of free time on a Sunday morning or a Saturday afternoon...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Feb 27, 2015
    Filed under: Peyote stitch, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Bracelet Making, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • 3 Things To Try with Kumihimo

    I've only been doing beaded kumihimo braids for a couple of years now, but lately, I've been looking for something new to add some interest to my kumihimo projects. I've got plenty of beads, beading supplies, and stringing/braiding materials to play with, I was just looking for a little bit...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Feb 25, 2015
    Filed under: Gemstones, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, Glass Beads, How To Bead, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Bracelet Making, Kumihimo, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • Get Your Beaded Jewelry Into Shops and Boutiques: Learn How In a Live Webinar!

    Once upon a time, I was an owner of a small fine craft, jewelry, and bead shop in upstate New York. It was quite the experience -- for one thing, it was wonderful to have my own brick-and-mortar store where I could sell all of the handmade beaded jewelry I was making. I loved the small community that...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Feb 22, 2015
    Filed under: Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Jewelry Business, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • Get Your Book of Free Beaded Brooch Projects

    Of all the styles of beaded jewelry I make, beaded brooches used to come last on my list of preferred beading projects. But no more! After looking at the gorgeous free beaded brooch projects we've chosen for our latest free eBook, I'm inspired to start making more of these beauties to accent...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Feb 20, 2015
    Filed under: Pearls, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Brick Stitch, Glass Beads, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Stitch Pro: How to Finish the End of a Beaded Kumihimo Braid

    Do you love working kumihimo with beads, but are perplexed by how to turn the resulting rope into a bracelet or necklace? There are many ways to finish a beaded kumihimo rope, but the most popular way is to add an end cap. Here is how it's done: To finish the end of the kumihimo braid: 1) After braiding...
    Posted to Inside Beadwork Magazine by Jean Campbell on Feb 19, 2015
    Filed under: bead crafts, Bead-weaving, Seed Bead Patterns, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Wire Jewelry, Kumihimo, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, How to Bead, Jewelry Making
  • Introducing: Bead Artist Of the Month

    Erin Prais-Hintz and Jean Campbell during Erin's Craft Daily video shoot I've been around the block in this bead community of ours...a few times, actually! I've created beading magazines, written dozens of articles and books on beading, and produced lots of beading videos. I've worked...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Feb 18, 2015
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Bead Crochet, Bead Making, Stringing, How To Bead, Bead-weaving, Mixed Media Jewelry, Bracelet Making, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Beading Daily
  • Try This Easy Leather and Glass Bead Necklace Making Project!

    Every once in a while, I find a couple of beading supplies on my desk or work table that just sort of look like they go together. That was the case last week when I saw these copper branches from Ezel Findings sitting next to a lampwork glass bead from Evolving Creations Lampwork . A leftover piece of...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Feb 16, 2015
    Filed under: Chain Maille, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, Glass Beads, Wire Jewelry, How To Bead, Beading Tools, Necklace Making, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • An Inside Look at the Creation of Bead Metamorphosis

    Bead artist and author Lisa Kan From Jennifer: A few years ago, I discovered that my beaded jewelry designs seemed to be taking on lives of their own. I started out working on one piece or component, and suddenly, I had four or five new components, and dozens of new designs to work on. It was thrilling...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Feb 13, 2015
    Filed under: Peyote stitch, Pearls, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Herringbone Stitch, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Mixed Media Jewelry, Necklace Making, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Beautiful Beadwork Collaborations of Amy Haftkowycz and Barbara Falkowitz of Artful Beads Studio and Workshop

    Amy Haftkowycz Barbara Falkowitz Collaborations between bead artists can be a wonderful thing! Last summer at Bead Fest Philadelphia, I go to see the gorgeous beadwork of Barbara Falkowitz and Amy Haftkowycz up-close and personal. Amy and Barbara are co-owners of Artful Beads Studio and Gallery in Pennington...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Feb 11, 2015
    Filed under: Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Glass Beads, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • 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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