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Bead Stringing Inspiration (10/15/2014)

2014 October 15

Today, I’m providing some bead stringing inspiration. Sometimes, we just run out of fresh ideas. You’ve been looking at your same old beads and just aren’t inspired to be creative. Take a look at these wonderful ideas, and maybe you will see new ways to use your old materials.

Mad Men Inspired Jewelry

Mad Men Inspired Jewelry

Mad Men Inspired Jewelry Tue, 20 Mar 2012 20:00:00 -0700

The show is good for many reasons, one of which, of course, is the gorgeous 60s era clothing and accessories. In honor of the show’s return, I thought I would pull together jewelry designs fitting of the show’s sometimes likeable, sometimes despicable heroine Betty Francis (formerly Draper).

Arte Metal Etruscan Antiquity Thu, 17 Feb 2011 02:00:09 -0800

In addition to our Emerald City featured project Step-by-Step Tutorial on how to make an Arte Metal Cuff, we have a few other great project ideas incorporating this months new promo, our Arte Metal Etruscan Antiquity pendant. Including; drilling, reliefing, riveting, wrapping, painting and more! {Click on original project photo for links to products}

Edwardian-inspired Jewelry

Edwardian-Inspired Jewelry

Edwardian-Inspired Jewelry Fri, 31 Jan 2014 23:00:00 -0800

Have I mentioned how much I love Downton Abbey? True, I think half the reason I watch it is just for the period clothing and jewelry, but each episode feels like a treasure trove of jewelry-making ideas and inspiration. Apparently, I’m not alone, so we decided to put together an Edwardian-inspired Jewelry Blog Hop here on Beading Daily!

Crystal Jewelry Inspiration Jan 2013

I make pieces for my finished jewelry line or for a magazine and I see what people are interested in learning about then I go back and think “how can I turn this into a project?” So my kits are really designed to take the frustration out of learning to design so that people can focus on picking their colors, and learning the technique, and just having fun with beads.

Update A Strand of Pearls

Update A Strand of Pearls

Pearl Reno – Susan’s Strand Feb 2013

Reader Susan sent this photo of her 3-4mm round white pearls (probably akoyas), a still-lustrous 18-inch strand, sentimental to her but too small as is for a grown woman. She asked if I had ideas for updating it, and wondered if they “were worth it”. I’d say yes!

What Happens When You Go On a Bead Stringing Binge Aug 25

Every once in a while, I like to sit down with a spool of stringing wire and a drawer full of beads and just work on bead stringing projects. I love how quickly I can whip up a new batch of bracelets, necklaces and earrings, and there’s something soothing about creating patterns or, on the flip side, allowing myself to just do some creative free-form stringing with no set pattern in mind.

Bead Stringing Basics Necklace Tutorial

This two-strand necklace teaches you the basics of bead stringing. While learning we use inexpensive beads, but you can still get a pretty piece of jewelry. …

How To Fix A Pattern Error In Your Stringing Project

We’ve all done it. Missing a bead in a pattern repeat isn’t ideal, but there’s a quick and easy fix to this common error.

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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