If You Want to Learn How to Bead…

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When it comes to learning how to bead, your basic off-loom beadweaving stitches and jewelry stringing techniques are just the beginning. Once you have a solid grasp on the thread path for beading stitches like peyote stitch, herringbone stitch, right-angle weave, and beaded netting, you can take that knowledge and apply it to all kinds of great beading projects. If you’re ready to branch out and start learning how to use your favorite beading stitches for new jewelry making adventures, check out a few of my favorite resources to get you started:

If you want to learn how to make beaded bezels…

Learn how to use your favorite beading stitches to create secure and beautiful beaded bezels. Beaded bezels can be used for holding cabochons, donuts, rivolis, chatons, and all kinds of objects that don’t necessarily have a hole for stringing. These 8 Favorite Beaded Bezel Projects from Beadwork magazine will have you stitching up your own beaded creations in no time.

If you want to learn how to bead with seed beads…

Perfect for both beginners and more experienced beaders, Carol Cypher’s Mastering Beadwork is a reference book that should be in the library of every serious beader. With comprehensive, fully-illustrated instructions for more than a dozen off-loom beading techniques, you’ll find yourself going back to this book again and again for instruction and inspiration.

If you want to learn how to bead geometric shapes with cylinder beads…

Cylinder beads are perfect for creating three-dimensional geometric beading projects. In Bead Stitching Pentagons with Jean Power, you can watch and learn all the techniques you’ll need to master the art of making three-dimensional pentagon shapes. Use them for bangle bracelets, beaded beads, beaded earrings, or pendants.

If you want to learn how to bead with wire…

Learning how to make wire jewelry was one of the best techniques I’ve ever mastered, and in 10 Wire & Crystal Projects from the pages of Step By Step Wire Jewelry Magazine, you can learn how to do basic wire wrapping, kumihimo with wire, Viking knit, and basic chain maille techniques.

Best of all, all of these digital resources are on sale for just 5 bucks each for a limited time! Add these great beading resources to your digital learning library, and check out the rest of the digital 5-dollar deals in the Beading Daily Shop.

Do you have a favorite resource for learning how to bead with a new jewelry making technique? Leave a comment here on the Beading Daily blog, and tell us about your favorite beading books and videos!

Bead Happy,

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Jennifer

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