Celebrate Digital Learning Day with My Favorite Beading Videos

Does anyone else remember back to the turn of the 21st century, when the internet was still in its infancy, and beading websites were few and far between? My, how far we’ve come in a mere 15 years! These days, you can learn just about anything online or by downloading or streaming digital videos. Digital learning opens up a whole new world of skills and projects to people who might otherwise not be able to travel to take classes and workshops, and it’s one of my favorite ways to learn something new! In fact, last year, I participated in a 6-week yoga and meditation retreat in San Francisco through the miracle of digital videos!

Whether it’s a new yoga practice video by one of my favorite instructors, or a new beading project or technique demonstrated by one of my favorite bead artists, digital learning is transforming education in the 21st century. Today, March 13, has actually been designated as a Digital Learning Day celebration, and in honor of our advances in technology and education, I’m sharing 5 of my favorite digital beading videos from the Beading Daily Shop! How many of these are on your Top 5 List?

If you’re looking to get a solid foundation in right-angle weave, Marcia DeCoster is the artist to learn from, and her Right-Angle Weave Fundamentals video is perfect for anyone who wants to get started with this exciting off-loom bead-weaving stitch. Marcia has built her entire artistic career in exploring the possibilities of designing and stitching with right-angle weave, and now you can learn her tried-and-true tips and techniques for right-angle weave. This video is a must-have for any serious beader!
Who doesn’t love beaded ropes? Whether you’re making a fun bracelet or a necklace to showcase a beaded pendant, beaded ropes are a fabulous way to learn about tubular beading stitches. Jill Wiseman is one of the funniest, bubbliest, and most creative beading teachers I’ve ever had the pleasure to learn from in person, and you’ll love learning beaded rope basics in her video, Beaded Ropes With Jill Wiseman. Remember how a beaded rope used to mean just a plain spiral rope? We’ve come a long way, bead babes!
Have you tried working with resin for jewelry-making yet? If you’re looking for a jewelry-making technique that appeals to your inner “mad scientist”, you’ll love it! Mixing and pouring resin is fun, easy, and opens up a whole new world of jewelry-making possibilities. Check out Erin Prais-Hintz’s fabulous Flashes of Brilliance video and learn how you can create your own faux gemstone jewelry using resin!
Okay, I know I’m not the only beader out there who goes totally nuts for floral beading projects. What is it about the idea of capturing the essence of some of nature’s most beautiful creations with our most beloved craft? Jean Campbell’s Best Beading Workshops: Floral Designs video takes you step-by-step through four of Jean’s incredible floral beading projects. You’ll love the variety of beading techniques used to create these floral beading projects!
I got bit by the geometric beadwork bug pretty hard a couple of summers ago. Finally, I thought, something useful to do with those hundreds of tubes of cylinder beads that I’ve been hoarding since 2001! I’m still tickled when I manage to create a perfectly symmetrical triangle or geometric shape using cylinder beads, peyote stitch, and herringbone stitch. It never fails to amaze me! You can learn how to create amazing geometric beadwork from bead pro Jean Power in her Bead Stitching Pentagons video, and find out why we love stitching geometric beadwork.

And don’t forget about all the other great digital resources in the Beading Daily Shop — you can find webinars, digital magazines, digital books, eBooks, and beading projects, too! Because these are digital products, you can download them instantly and start beading right away. There’s no better time than the present to treat yourself to a new digital magazine, book, or video and spend more time doing what you love — beading! Celebrate Digital Learning Day and find your new favorite digital beading resource in the Beading Daily Shop today.

Bead Happy,

Jennifer

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