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Free Bead Stringing Patterns (3/10/2014)

2014 March 10

So many of us started making jewelry by bead stringing. For me, it was early 2005 when I was looking for jewelry to go with an outfit. I just couldn’t find what I want. I remembered seeing stuff to make jewelry at the craft stores. So off I went to figure out how to do it and what I needed. Before I knew it I had a lot of necklaces, earrings and bracelet. I had a few failures. Didn’t get it crimped right… Used the wrong wire and it broke. Mistakes I’m sure we all have made. While I am mostly a bead weaver now, I still like the satisfaction of a quick bead stringing project. Try one of these projects today!

Matching Mother-Daughter DIY Ankle Bracelets

Mother-Daughter Ankle Bracelets

Matching Mother, Daughter DIY Ankle Bracelets Sun, 09 Mar 2014 04:23:45 GMT

As a Walmart Mom, I was asked to share a fun craft that kids can do during spring break. Often times when I think of spring break, I think of trips to the beach and ankle bracelets. Since I do live in a household of all boys, I often don’t get to craft cute things with them like an ankle bracelet. But I wanted to share a craft that mother’s and daughter’s could do together. This easy craft would be perfect for tweens or teenagers looking to create a unique piece of jewelry they can rock during spring break and all summer long!

Samunnat Bead Hoops Tue, 25 Feb 2014 18:50:00 GMT

I bought a few Samunnat polymer clay beads beads while in Tucson this year. I love the bold, geometric patterns. With this design, I wanted to create an earring that celebrates the bright, colorful culture of Nepal. This is project is easy, fast and great for a beginning beaders. Only skill required is crimping. For crimping help, please visit our webpage, All about Crimps. 

Wave Beaded Bracelet

Wave Beaded Bracelet

How To Make a “Wave” Beaded Bracelet Tue, 07 Jan 2014 22:10:08 GMT

In order to make the “wave” look in your bracelet you will need to creat two lines of beads, that will be combined in one layout. Start out by laying out one centre bead, then set out a pattern on one side of the bead, and mimic it on the other. Next, layout another pattern below the first one following the same format (pick a bead for the centre, lay pattern on one side, mimic pattern on the other.) Tips for choosing a pattern: I always find choosing a pattern of beads to be the hardest part of this bracelet so here are some of my best tips!

5 Free Bead Stringing Projects, Plus 10 Stringing Shortcuts Fri, 24 Jan 2014 07:00:00 GMT

But bead stringing is so much more than just putting a bunch of beads onto a piece of beading wire and adding a clasp! For many bead and jewelry artists, making beaded art by jewelry stringing is an art form all of its own. There are skills that you need to master, like attaching the perfect crimp and learning how to handle your basic jewelry making pliers that are necessary for creating the perfect piece of strung jewelry.

Beginners Bead Stringing Tutorial

Beginners Bead Stringing Tutorial

Beginners Bead Stringing Tutorial Tue, 29 Oct 2013 13:00:00 GMT

You will also need to make sure the wire will double through the seed beads.  If it does not, add two or three matching E beads to the start and finish of the necklace rather than cut the tail off.  My wire went through my seed beads without a problem.   Also, make sure not to put any large beads close to the toggle or the opening will not slide down the necklace far enough to let you close the clasp.

How Do You String Your Beads? Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:23:54 GMT

When you make a bead bracelet or necklace, what direction do you go as you string your beads? On bracelets, I tend to start at the left end and bead over to the right end. On necklaces, I usually start in the center, then bead out to the left end, and finally bead out to the right end. Do you tend to string in the same direction every time?

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Seed Bead Stringing and Dangles from Headpins! (Bracelet)

I used a Laliberi kit in this video, but I highly recommend putting together your own supplies. There is a supply list at the end of the video.

Stringing and Basic Wire Wrapping

This class is a fundamentals class to teach you everything you need to know in order to create stunning, one of a kind pieces of jewelry that express your in…

Bead Stringing

Terri Gable of Studio Baboo demonstrates beading basics. She includes several basic stitches such as peyote, brick and herringbone and shows how to correct simple mistakes.

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