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  • What's Your Favorite Way to Make a Bracelet? Check Out These Free Bracelet Making Projects!

    For someone who says she doesn't wear a lot of beaded bracelets, I sure make a lot of them! Over the last few years, I've started to really appreciate the art form that is the beaded bracelet. So many options, so many techniques to learn! Even if I end up taking them off when I spend the day...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jun 1, 2015
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Gemstones, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Glass Beads, Wire Jewelry, Herringbone Stitch, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Mixed Media Jewelry, Bracelet Making, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Beading Daily
  • Want to Learn Beaded Kumihimo, But Not Sure Where to Start?

    Some of my favorite Japanese imports include things like sushi (yum), seed beads (yummier), and Zen Buddhism. In the last couple of years, I also added the ancient Japanese art of kumihimo to that list! This traditional technique of crafting braids from fibers and leather has become a popular technique...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on May 31, 2015
    Filed under: Bead Crochet, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Kumihimo, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Beaded Wedding Jewelry and More For Your Big Day

    When my husband proposed to me 14 years ago, I knew that beads were going to be a big part of our wedding celebration. (I think he expected it, too. Go figure.) Naturally, I made my own wedding jewelry, and I made simple but elegant bead netted collars for my bridesmaids. Best of all, my wedding bouquet...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on May 29, 2015
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Beaded Wedding Jewelry, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Beading Daily
  • More to Explore with Jewelry-Making!

    If I were to describe it as a road, I could say that I came to beading and bead-weaving along a rambling, twisty, back country road full of mysterious forests and magnificent views of far-off mountains. Okay, so maybe I'm waxing a little poetic here, but my road to seed bead work came after a lengthy...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on May 27, 2015
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, Wire Jewelry, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Native American beadwork, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Kumihimo, Necklace Making, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • You Could Use a Little Color

    During a recent retreat, I came to the conclusion that I had too few earthy colors, and that I needed some additional beads to use the materials I've been using. My recent beadwork has involved a lot of natural materials like stones, shells, and wood. In line with this, I placed a bead order that...
    Posted to Inside Beadwork Magazine by Jennifer VanBenschoten on May 22, 2015
    Filed under: Bead-weaving, Bead Making, Beads, How to Bead
  • Tudor-Style Jewelry: Make Tudor Earrings Using Pearls, Crystals, Beads and More

    Like many places around the country, it’s been a cold spring here. So, while I’ve been patiently waiting to get my hands dirty in my garden, I’ve been doing some pretty serious bingeing… The binges du jour are potato chips and television series, and my weakness of the week is...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jean Campbell on May 21, 2015
    Filed under: Pearls, Crystals, Bead Making, How To Bead, Beads, Beading Daily
  • Make Dozens of Beaded Jewelry Designs With These Easy Peyote Stitch Rings

    My Roman Holiday necklace , made with a series of linked peyote rings and vintage Lucite beads. Lately, my favorite beading mantra is: quick and easy, quick and easy, beaded components, quick and easy. Yep, I've been beading on the go a lot lately, packing little portable projects around with me...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on May 20, 2015
    Filed under: Gemstones, Peyote stitch, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Herringbone Stitch, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Earring Making, Necklace Making, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Stitching the Rainbow: Learning How to Use Color in Your Bead-weaving

    The first color wheel that I had to create on my own, part of my lessons in color theory One of the best things I ever did for my bead-weaving was to learn about color theory. I was always envious of my artist friends back in college who spent their days mixing colors of paint and learning the secrets...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on May 18, 2015
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • How Can Blogging Help Your Jewelry Business?

    Do you enjoy sharing the story behind your handmade beaded jewelry? Are you trying to reach more customers, and keep your existing customers engaged and coming back for more? Then you should be writing a blog for your jewelry business! These days, most successful jewelry artists have some kind of online...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on May 17, 2015
    Filed under: Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Beading Tools, Jewelry Business, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • How Did You Learn How to Bead?

    I still remember what inspired me to really learn how to bead. After years of failed attempts at learning how to make wire jewelry and do wire wrapping, my mother gave me a pair of bead embroidered and brick stitch earrings. They were made in a Native American style with leather and tiny seed beads ...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on May 15, 2015
    Filed under: Peyote stitch, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Brick Stitch, Wire Jewelry, Herringbone Stitch, Wire Wrapping, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Earring Making, 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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