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  • Jewelry Making Inspiration From the Abbey

    It's back! The latest season of Downton Abbey has finally started airing in the U.S., and to be honest with you, this time around, I find myself caring less about what's actually happening on the show than I do about what everyone is wearing. The show's timeline is now well into the 1920s...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jan 30, 2015
    Filed under: Gemstones, Pearls, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Necklace Making, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Make Your Bead Embroidery Come Alive

    Many of us look to nature as a seemingly unlimited source of inspiration for our bead embroidery projects, and with good reason: the colors, textures, and shapes of the natural world translate to beautiful bead embroidery projects, especially with all the new shapes and colors of glass beads that are...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jan 26, 2015
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Glass Beads, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • All Tied Up In Knots: How to Deal With Knots In Your Beading Thread

    After spending a Sunday afternoon last weekend teaching a fabulous group of women how to string and knot their own gemstone mala (prayer) beads, I started thinking about all the knots that I've had to undo in my many years of off-loom bead-weaving. Of course, trying to wiggle out a knot from a piece...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jan 21, 2015
    Filed under: Gemstones, Bead Making, Glass Beads, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Beads, Beading Daily
  • Kumihimo Questions Answered

    Rainbow kumihimo bracelet by Debbie Altman What's not to love about beaded kumihimo? It's fast, easy to learn, a great alternative to bead crochet for those of us who aren't inclined to use a hook, and it's as close to instant gratification as some of us beaders can hope for -- a simple...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jan 16, 2015
    Filed under: Bead Crochet, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Kumihimo, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Beading Daily
  • Ideas and Inspiration for Combining Bead Stringing with Bead Stitching

    Like a lot of bead-weavers I know, I got started making jewelry by learning how to string beads. Once I started learning how to do off-loom bead-weaving, though, I started looking for creative ways to combine my bead stitching with my bead stringing skills. Fifteen years later, I still love finding new...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jan 14, 2015
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Gemstones, Peyote stitch, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, Brick Stitch, Herringbone Stitch, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Bracelet Making, Necklace Making, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • How to Embellish Right-Angle Weave

    I may have mentioned once or twice before how much I love right-angle weave because of all the potential for embellishment in this popular off-loom bead-weaving stitch. Really, once you learn basic right-angle weave (flat or tubular), there are so many options available to turn it into fabulous beadwork...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jan 9, 2015
    Filed under: Peyote stitch, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Mixed Media Jewelry, Necklace Making, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily, Beaded Jewelry
  • Polymer Clay 101: Essential Supplies for Working With Polymer Clay

    Some of you may recall me writing about how my first attempts at polymer clay bead making were, well, less than successful. In fact, I was so discouraged at my results that I decided to take up something easier for making my own handmade beads -- lampwork glass. (You know, because melting glass in a...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jan 2, 2015
    Filed under: Bead Making, Glass Beads, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Polymer Clay Beads, Bead Crafts, Beads, Beading Daily
  • My Best Beading Moments from 2014, and Looking Ahead to 2015

    Another year over, can you believe it? Last thing I remember, I was resolving to do more bead embroidery in 2014 and planning my son's birthday party while I worked on my yoga teacher training. All of a sudden, it seems, the year has flown by in a blur of beads and blogs, and here I am, ready to...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Dec 31, 2014
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Peyote stitch, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, Brick Stitch, Herringbone Stitch, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Earring Making, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Have a Bead Retreat Right At Home!

    While I love attending Bead Fest Philadelphia and the Tucson bead shows, it's not always practical or affordable for me to travel so I can take beading classes with some of my favorite teachers. Thankfully, I've discovered the beauty of learning how to bead with videos, and it's the next...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Dec 29, 2014
    Filed under: Peyote stitch, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, 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
  • Make a Spiral Rope Candy Cane

    Merry Christmas to all our readers who celebrate! Just in case you're looking for a quick, fun beading project to keep your fingers busy while we wait for Santa Claus to visit tonight, try these sweet beaded candy canes designed by Dustin Wedekind. Made with beaded spiral rope, you can easily mix...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Dec 24, 2014
    Filed under: Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Native American beadwork, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads
  • Learn How to Bead - Circular Square Stitch

    Learn how to create circles and curves using square stitch with this free beading tutorial by Dustin Wedekind. Circular square stitch has many uses in bead-weaving for creating components and motifs for beaded jewelry. Create beaded bracelets, beaded necklaces, and beaded earrings using these circular...
    Posted to Beading For Beginners - Free Beginner Beading Patterns and Projects by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Nov 13, 2013
    Filed under: free beading projects, square stitch, seed bead patterns, circular square stitch, beading tutorials
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