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Two Hole Seed Bead Patterns (5/13/2015)

2015 May 13

The new beads just  keep on coming. So many at a time, it can be overwhelming. Here are some great articles and patterns to keep you up to date with the newest beads!

Two Hole Pyramid Beads Wrap Bracelet

Two Hole Pyramid Beads Wrap Bracelet

Two Hole Pyramid Beads

http://beadingthebeadworldway.blogspot.com/ Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:39:00 -0700

We are so excited by these new two hole Czech glass pyramid beads!  Pyramid studs have been all the rage in fashion for the last few seasons, and now we have them for you in bead form!  Choose from 12 varieties in two sizes (8mm and 12mm), with both shiny and matte metallics.  In case you can’t think of a thing to do with them, we came up with this great idea!  We made a leather double wrap, and it turned out GREAT!

New Multi-Hole Beads of 2015

http://potomacbeads.blogspot.com/ Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:23:00 -0700

2-hole beads, 4-hole beads… what is next?  While we have a lot of new designs currently in production, we also carry nearly every other multi-hole bead available in our stores, and at www.potomacbeads.com.  Would you like to see a list of what is available in 2-hole and 4-hole bead shapes?

Beadweaving Tutorials (5/11/2015)

2015 May 11

Sometimes I find bead weaving patterns and tutorials that just don’t fit into any beading topic. I save these and throw them together under “Beadweaving Tutorials.” You’ll never know what you’ll find in these posts – could be just about anything!

Bead Weaving Bud Earrings

Bead Weaving Bud Earrings

Bead Weaving Bud Earrings

http://blog.londonjewelleryschool.co.uk/ Mon, 16 Feb 2015 07:55:20 -0800

Tutor Sarah Burnett-Moore recently had to make a basic Peyote stitch bezel for a project so she decided to share the experience by creating this earring tutorial. For those of you who thought that life is too short for bead weaving, have a go at these great little ‘Bud’ stash-busters.

Creating Your Own Beadweaving Patterns

http://www.whitefoxbeads.com/ Wed, 26 Mar 2014 08:28:56 -0700

If you’ve ever wanted to create your own pattern for your beadweaving projects, blackgiraffe.com is a great resource online for copyright-free graph paper! There are free, printable graph paper for peyote, peyote 2-drop, brick stitch, and three different kinds of right angle weave. Just print it out, draw in your pattern, and start stitching.

Herringbone Bead Patterns (5/8/2015)

2015 May 8

Herringbone is an extremely versatile bead-weaving stitch and can be done in flat, tubular and circular variations. Tubular herringbone stitch is a widely used method for creating intricate beaded ropes, and flat herringbone stitch can be shaped simply by using a variety of sizes of beads in the bead-weaving. With its origins in the heart of South Africa’s Ndebele tribe, there is a rich history of culture and craft behind the technique. This stitch is instantly recognizable from the distinctive “v” pattern formed by the beads and thread path. Beading Daily

Herringbone Cuff Tutorial

Herringbone Cuff Tutorial

Herringbone Cuff Tutorial

http://www.creativebeadchat.com/ Tue, 12 Aug 2014 06:41:51 -0700

Herringbone stitch is an extremely versatile beadweaving stitch that originated from the South African tribe name, the Ndebele.

Beading Daily’s Free Herringbone Bead Weaving eBook

http://www.beadinggem.com/ Tue, 08 Feb 2011 16:00:00 -0800

Beading Daily usually wows with their beading patterns. Their latest free eBook is no different.  These 6 beading patterns focus on herringbone stitch (Ndebele) and right angle weave (RAW) although other stitches are used. Both tubular and flat herringbone is featured. If you don’t have much patience for bead weaving, try the RAW patterns as they use large crystals!

Wire Jewelry Tutorials (5/6/2015)

2015 May 6

Today, I am featuring 3 Wire Jewelry Tutorials from Rena Klingman at http://jewelrymakingjournal.com and 3 articles for wire wrap beginners by Jess at http://jewelrytutorialhq.com. They both consistently have great tutorials and informational articles on wire wrapping.

Gypsy Style Adjustable Wire Bracelet

Gypsy Style Adjustable Wire Bracelet

Gypsy Style Adjustable Wire Bracelet

http://jewelrymakingjournal.com/Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:14:32 -0800

This adjustable wire bracelet project involves a strip of fabric from an old T-shirt, plus seed beads and a charm to dangle. It’s fun to come up with contrasting / coordinating colors for the fabric strip and seed beads! This bangle also has a simple adjustability feature, made with looped ends sliding over the wire – allowing the bracelet to expand and contract. The looped wire ends easily slide together to make the bracelet larger (for sliding the bracelet on over your hand when putting it on).

Spiral Wire Hook Clasp

http://jewelrymakingjournal.com/Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:14:48 -0700

Make this easy, graceful version of a wire hook clasp. Here’s how it looks in action on the back of a necklace, but it’s also pretty enough to be the focal element on the front of a necklace. In this tutorial, I demonstrate making a clasp that has fairly open spirals. However, depending on your use of this clasp, you may prefer to make the spirals a bit less open for security.

Kumihimo Seed Bead Patterns (5/4/2015)

2015 May 4

Kumihimo is a Japanese form of braid- making. Cords and ribbons are made by interlacing strands. The traditional “tool” is the marudai. It is expensive (relatively) and not portable. The newest “tool” is the foam Kumihimo Disk. It is portable and easy to use. One of our group saw a disk and we were off learning to make Kumihimo braids. Ring by Ring Designs

20 Cool Kumihimo Jewelry Patterns

20 Cool Kumihimo Jewelry Patterns

20 Cool Kumihimo Jewelry Patterns

http://www.guidepatterns.com/ Mon, 12 Jan 2015 02:11:26 -0800

Among all the braiding techniques used for jewelry-making, kumihimo is one of the most simple and versatile. This Japanese braid-making method allows you to produce both round and flat cords, being perfect for making stylish bracelets and necklaces. The spiral design produced by it makes it a good choice for beaded accessories as well.

It’s All In How You String It: Kumihimo Tips

http://www.beadingdaily.com/blogs/ Sun, 19 Apr 2015 23:00:00 -0700