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Free Crystal Bead Jewelry Tutorials (7/11/2014)

2014 July 11

 I always fancy that we beaders who love crystals were probably crows or raccoons in a previous life. We cannot resist making something sparkly or taking home shiny beads. And we can’t get enough crystals. I know I’m stock-piling them. And what’s wrong with that?

Beaded Crystal Net Necklace

Beaded Crystal Net Necklace

Beaded Crystal Net Necklace Thu, 08 May 2014 13:24:00 GMT

The Beaded Crystal Net Necklace pattern is very easy to make. Adding all the Fire-polished crystals makes this necklaces sparkle like crazy. It will look like you are wearing a very expensive necklace and be the star of the party. So grab your beads and start making yourself a beautiful necklace.

Tips for Bead-weaving with Crystals Wed, 07 Dec 2011 01:00:00 GMT

Crystals need to be treated differently than other beads when you use them for bead-weaving because some of them can have sharp or rough edges that will wear or cut through your beading thread quickly. And after you’ve spent hours stitching together a piece of beautiful crystal jewelry, you don’t want it to fall apart after just one wearing!

Birthday Bracelet

Birthday Bracelet

Free Crystal Bead Patterns! Thu, 01 May 2014 18:53:00 GMT

I have two new free crystal bracelets up. Both are excellent right-angle weave tutorials for beginning beaders. Click on the picture for step-by-step instructions and a downloadable PDF.

Craving Crystal Sun, 22 Jun 2014 14:29:00 GMT

This is the fifth and final “Craving Crystal” bracelet and I like this one very much. However, I couldn’t make it fit my size so I added a couple of extra motifs and I will give it to someone as a gift. I’m sure that I could have tweaked it somehow to make it fit but I’ll do that another time. It was nearly done anyway so I went ahead and finished it.

8 Kumihimo Braiding Technique

8 Kumihimo Braiding Technique

Kumihimo Braiding Technique with Crystals Fri, 26 Oct 2012 12:36:23 GMT

Recently and we’ve been really busy trying out different beading and cord techniques with the new Kumihimo Round boards.  Here are some of the creations we came up with. All the techniques that follow are based around the Simple 8 Warp Braid technique; the instructions for this are included with all of the round Kumihimo Braiding boards that we stock.

Free Crystal Pattern: Jeweled Bracelet Sun, 16 Feb 2014 23:21:00 GMT

Jeweled Bracelet Materials: Nymo or C-Lon thread or FireLine, Size 11/0 seed beads or Delica beads, 4mm bicone crystals, 6mm fire-polished beads.

Braided Suede with Crystal Cupchain Bracelet

Check out Michelle teaching you a “SECRET” knot that’s hidden under the wire, but keeps your project held well together! Hope this trick helps you out with this bracelet…

SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Dome Bead Christmas Tree Earrings

In this video, learn how to make a quick and easy pair of festive Christmas Tree earrings using the new SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS c…

 Crystal Bead Earring

Finish accessorizing any outfit with the perfect pair of earrings. Art all the way demonstrates a quick and easy way to make your own elegant crystal bead earrings…

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