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Free Beaded Christmas Ornament Patterns (8/18/2014)

2014 August 18

It’s time to start getting ready for Christmas!! Summer is a great time to get started on making beaded Christmas ornaments. Whether they are for your tree or for gifts, just about anyone will appreciate it.

Beaded Christmas Tree

Beaded Christmas Tree

Beaded Christmas Tree Sat, 24 May 2014 07:00:00 GMT

This beaded Christmas tree is a work of art that will be treasured and handed down for generations to come. This tree project is not for the beginning beader. However, all the expense and work that goes into this tree will creating a lasting family heirloom.

Instructions for Beading Christmas Ornaments Sun, 25 Jul 2010 19:18:45 GMT

If you love making beaded handmade jewelry you can use these same skills to fashion beautiful Christmas ornaments. These projects are also great for beginners, as they use simple techniques and easy-to-find supplies. Making handmade ornaments can be the start of a fun family tradition; choose different instructions for beading Christmas ornaments each year, you’ll soon have a tree that’s filled with happy memories of Christmases past.

Free Two Hole Seed Bead Patterns (8/15/2014)

2014 August 15

Has anyone had enough of the two-hole beads? I haven’t. Here are some great patterns, some free – some pay, but all are gorgeous.

Herringbone Bracelet with Pyramids and SuperDuos

Herringbone Bracelet with Pyramids and SuperDuos

Herringbone Bracelet With Pyramid Studs And Superduo Beads Mon, 04 Aug 2014 02:43:00 GMT

Today I want to show you the new tutorial – a herringbone bracelet with superduo beads and pyramid studs. The pattern is very easy and simple. I hope you enjoy it. The pyramid studs that I used have 2 holes and measure 10mm. I bought them at Michaels store. I searched online stores where you can also buy them and I found two Etsy stores…

Beading With Two-Hole Beads Thu, 06 Mar 2014 00:28:00 GMT

I’ve been checking out Fusion Beads’ 30-Day Bead Challenge, which I mentioned in my blog from last week. This Friday’s challenge is to “Double up and design with fun and funky two-hole beads.” All these new two-hole beads are great fun! Here are several two-hole bead projects from our archives if you need help choosing something to make.

Free Beadweaving Tutorials (8/13/2014)

2014 August 13

Today I have collected a variety of bead weaving projects. None of them are too hard and shouldn’t take too long. Beadwoven rings, bracelets and necklaces – you are sure to find something fun to do while we still have some summer days to relax and enjoy!

Beadweaving Filigree Rings

Beadweaving Filigree Rings

Beadweaving Filigree Rings Tutorial Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:15:00 GMT

I’m going to try a little tutorial, so easy to make, rings with Superduo or Twin beads and a filigree setting like mine. It’s easy to make, not my idea, so sorry about. I think there’s not other tutorial to explain it.

Simple Bead Weaving Tutorial Sun, 01 Jun 2014 13:45:00 GMT

I haven’t done any bead weaving for a while, so I thought it would be nice to try something simple just to get into the swing of things again. This is a tutorial on how to make a ring with a flower detail and like the title says, it is nice and easy!

Free Herringbone Bead Patterns (8/11/2014)

2014 August 11

Herringbone bead stitch creates a pattern where the beads lie at herringbone-like angles to one another. You can begin it using the traditional ladder stitch start, or the traditional start, which is more complicated, but blends into the rest of the pattern better. Herringbone stitch is also know as “Ndebele stitch,” after the African tribe who specialize in it. Usually Herringbone stitch is flat, which Ndebele is tubular.

Increase in Herringbone Stitch

Increase in Herringbone Stitch

Increase in Herringbone Stitch Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:47:16 GMT

Herringbone Stitch (aka Ndebele Stitch) is ideal for making shapes because it lends itself well to increases and decreases.  Following from the previous article on normal flat Herringbone Stitch, here we will look at 2 ways of how to increase in Herringbone Stitch.There are a few ways on how to increase in Herringbone Stitch. Here, I will deal with 2 common ways. But before I get there, just let me introduce a term “paired-column” to help make the explanation easier.

No-Ladder Herringbone Stitch Starts Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:54:00 GMT

A couple weeks ago, a Beading Daily reader suggested that I show how to do a no-ladder stitch herringbone stitch starts. Why love a no-ladder stitch start? Well, when you begin herringbone stitch this way, you have little to no distortion in your subsequent stitches, so that beautiful chevron pattern that the beads make emerges beautifully. With a ladder-stitched start, no matter what your tension, you’re going to have some pattern distortion.

Free Wire Jewelry Tutorials (8/8/2014)

2014 August 8

I was initially smitten with wire work. Then, I met half-round and square wire and we did not get along. So I concentrated on bead weaving. But, I’m always glad I have the wire experience because I can do wrapped and simple loops. And often, I do them for my bead weaving friends/fellow students. I advise you to take a wire class if you haven’t.

Wire Angel Pendant

Wire Angel Pendant

Wire Angel Pendant (Tutorial) Mon, 16 Jun 2014 21:28:09 GMT

This wire angel pendant is simple to make – and angels are always popular. Her body and wings are formed from a single piece of wire. Her neck, head, and halo are made with three jump rings. Her simple, uncluttered design is part of her charm. 

Wire Wrapped Jewelry Basics Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:34:00 GMT