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Free Bead Stringing Patterns (7/25/2014)

2014 July 25

 So many of us start out bead stringing. As time goes on, we get into more advanced techniques. Next thing you know, we’re not stringing anymore. I know I get bogged down in long, complicated bead weaving projects. Do something fun and quick this weekend – whip up a necklace, bracelet and/or earrings with bead stringing. It’s almost instant gratification…

Color Block Necklaces

Color Block Necklaces

Color Block Necklaces Thu, 12 Jun 2014 20:30:50 GMT

Here’s how to make it happen. Of course, the hardest parts are choosing materials. In this case, I chose three different colors of 8mm fire polish that would coordinate well, whatever arrangement they were in. I used an aqua luster, a light Montana blue, and a grey and clear givre (transparent and opaque glass in the same bead). I thought that this color combination would look good with silver or gunmetal chain, and I decided to diversify these necklaces further by using a different finish of the same chain on each one. I used brushed silver, gunmetal, and shiny silver.

Easy DIY Necklace Holder for Under $4 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT

The solution? A trip to my local thrift store, a little paint, and an hour spent in my studio resulted in a charming necklace holder that I’ve already filled with necklaces! Here I’m going to show you how I transformed a plaque that I purchased for $3.99 into a fun and functional necklace holder.

Instructions for Stringing Beads

Instructions for Stringing Beads

Instructions for Stringing Beads – A Basic Stringing Tutorial Thu, 08 May 2008 15:22:30 GMT

Stringing beads is immediate gratification.  Using these instructions for stringing beads, you can easily make bracelets like the two being modeled by my 4 year-old daughter Zoe in less than an hour.  Aren’t they cute? These instructions will show you how to string a one-strand bracelet, but you can easily adapt this tutorial for stringing a multi-strand project or a necklace or anklet as well.

Learn How to String Beads: 5 Free Patterns for Stringing Beads Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:44:34 GMT

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 a wide variety of materials such as gemstones, crystal, glass, pearls, and ceramic beads. Bead stringing projects can also include mixed media jewelry supplies like silk ribbon, resin pendants or focals, and recycled or upcycled components.

Tips For Successful Bead Stringing Projects

Tips For Successful Bead Stringing Projects

Tips For Successful Bead Stringing Projects Fri, 04 Apr 2014 06:00:00 GMT

Like a lot of bead-weaving enthusiasts and artists out there, I got started stringing beads before I picked up a needle and thread and started stitching. When I think back on how I got started with bead stringing, I go back and forth between cringing and laughing at myself — I really had no idea what I was doing! With almost no beading tools and no jewelry-making findings like crimps or clasps other than the old spring rings (yikes!), my early bead stringing projects weren’t exactly what you would call successful.

Bead Stringing on Memory Wire – How to Make Jewelry Wed, 29 Oct 2008 22:18:45 GMT

Bead stringing on memory wire is popular because it is so easy to use.  It’s gotta be the easiest form of bead stringing after stringing macaroni onto plastic lacing.  The hardest part of working with memory wire is the cutting and bending the ends.  Some people may find this is too much for their hands. Kids will need help, as will anyone with chronic joint pain.

Running out of beads in your stringing project: A solution

Whether you’re stringing a bracelet or necklace, you’re bound to run into an issue where you don’t have enough beads to finish the piece. Don’t panic!

Stringing Beads on Flexible Wire

In this tutorial, I will show you how to string beads on flexible wire. This is an extremely useful technique whether you are making a simple single-strand…

Stringing with Wire and Adding a Clasp! (Bracelet)

In this video, we’ll be making a simple bracelet using wire, crimp beads, a clasp, and gorgeous beads!

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