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Bead Loom Tutorials (7/17/2015)

2015 July 17

Bead looming seems like it would be a nice summer craft. If you have girls or boys home for the summer, they get bored and restless by the end. Buy bead looms for everyone – you’ll make something cool for yourself, and they’ll keep busy, too.

Deco Design Bead Loom Pattern

Deco Design Bead Loom Pattern

20 Jewelry Designs and Loom Weaving Inspirations Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:00:34 -0700

I have been attracted to loom woven belts and bracelets since I was a child. Do you remember those beaded belts you would see in the gift shop when you were on a road trip traveling someplace with your family? Well I do, and I always wanted one. Maybe that is where my love for this look originated. Regardless, loom weaving is on my bucket list of things to explore.

I’m Creating More Bead Loom Patterns Mon, 02 Feb 2015 12:46:00 -0800

I’ve decided to offer a limited quantity, of older and new patterns. The reason they will be limited, is to keep the shop fresh, with new patterns and keep me moving to make more. You may also look over the sold patterns, to see what other Bead Loom Cuff Patterns I have created!

French Beaded Flowers (7/13/2015)

2015 July 13

One the most interesting things about beading is how far back in history it goes. French Beaded Flowers seem to have been started in the 16th century, so this is at least a 500 year old art. It’s fun to think about the women who started this, while you make your own.

French and Victorian Beaded Wire Flowers

French and Victorian Beaded Wire Flowers

How to Make French and Victorian Beaded Wire Flowers Mon, 22 Feb 2010 04:00:00 -0800

There are many tutorials available to make all kinds of flowers. Use them as focals in necklaces, as brooches and hair ornaments. You can also use them for non-jewelry articles like napkin rings, bridal bouquets and home decor. Seed beads are inexpensive unlike Swarovski crystals.

How to Make French Beaded Flowers

A relatively simple technique that looks simply amazing, French beaded flowers make lovely jewelry, home décor items and bouquet additions. This style of bead craft has roots going back centuries to the European Renaissance and enjoys periodic revivals but is not widely known by most beaders. Varying the size of the beads can take your finished flowers from delicate to substantial, depending on your purpose, but the effect is stunning at any size.

Bead Pattern Miscellany (7/10/2015)

2015 July 10

Some days, I just can’t find patterns for the topic I want to present. But I do stumble on other interesting patterns, so this time, it’s a jumble of projects. I love them all and can’t wait to make the Tennis Bracelet from Sandra Halpenny and the Rolly Bead. Enjoy!

Beaded Antique Rolly Bead Pendant

Beaded Antique Rolly Bead Pendant

Minimalist Jewelry Patterns Sat, 13 Jun 2015 10:00:19 -0700

Sometimes your outfit — or your mood — just doesn’t call for bold jewelry. Maybe your outfit is already the star of the show, and you just need something small and subtle to accessorize it. Or maybe you’re just not a fan of stand-out accessories. That’s where minimalist jewelry comes in handy. Minimalist jewelry is jewelry that’s simple yet beautiful. Perhaps it’s just a small pendant on a silver chain or a ring with one or two small beads for color.

How to Read a Bead Crochet Pattern Mon, 18 May 2015 08:08:30 -0700

Much of the bead crocheting comes out of Eastern Europe, so it’s a good thing that patterns don’t use a lot of words! If you search Pinterest for ‘bead crochet pattern’, you’ll find oodles! You can also search Etsy and you’ll discover a number of patterns. They vary greatly in complexity and size, but don’t worry… I’ll talk about all of that!

by Julie Hunkar

3D Beading Patterns (7/7/2015)

2015 July 7

I don’t know about you, but I love the little 3D beaded animals and characters. They do get a little complicated, but they are so much fun when they are done. And they make great gifts. Many of the bead artists write very good, detailed instructions. Try it sometime!

3D Crystal Animal Tutorials

3D Crystal Animal Tutorials

3D Crystal Animal Tutorials Sat, 12 Dec 2009 04:00:00 -0800

It’s that time of year again where you might be scratching your head for ideas on what to make as gifts. If you have anyone on your list who likes cute 3D crystal animal charms, then meet Emy Stewart.She shows you how to weave together bicones to make familiar characters such as Hello Kitty and Pooh Bear to adorn backpacks, key chains and electronic gadgets.

New Way to Bead 3D Figurine Sat, 19 Apr 2008 02:42:45 -0700

Many people do not bead for 3D figurine like animals, sweeties, fruits…etc is because they felt difficulties in doing it. The fact is, YES, you are right! 3D beaded figurines are in fact much more difficult than those 2 string weaving bracelet. You must have a good imagination on how is the figurine look while inserting every bead onto the thread.

4th of July Bead Patterns (7/3/2015)

2015 July 3

YIKES! It’s the Fourth of July weekend and I don’t have any Patriotic jewelry!! What can I do? Everyone will be expecting something fabulous from me. I know…EARRINGS to the rescue! Whip up one of these pairs and wow your family and friends.

Freedom Stars Earrings

Freedom Stars Earrings

Freedom Stars Earrings

Tiny star and drop details give these gathered multi-length earrings a playful style. The sweeping chain earring lengths look great when paired with long necklace styles.

Swarovski Dreams Are Made Of – Earrings
A duo of ear stunners features a wire wrapped hoop that will ignite your spirited style. These earrings showcase genuine Swarovski crystal bicones and the innovative pure drop, complete with a post back.