Beading

How to Braid Unusual Components into Kumihimo Designs

I love using different and unusual components in my kumihimo designs. While dreaming of my next creation, I often start by looking at what’s lying around my…

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Self-Care Ideas for an Educational Fall Day

In our last self-care post, we talked about how the tactile experience of a real paper book in your hands just feels cozy and warms the heart.…

Not Your Average Seed Beads: Invite Unique Shapes Into Your Beadwork in this Online Workshop

With every beadweaving stitch we learn, the design possibilities expand tremendously — especially considering the variety of bead sizes, colors, and finishes available. So when we look…

Blessings, Gratitude, Appreciation, Beading, and Jewelry Making

Recently, I had the opportunity to introduce myself to a group of people. After finishing “my story,” I was pressed for more history. As I’m adding how…

How to Braid Unusual Components into Kumihimo Designs

I love using different and unusual components in my kumihimo designs. While dreaming of my next creation, I often start by looking at what’s lying around my…

Jewel Loom Inspirations: Stringing Materials for Loom Woven Jewelry

Whenever starting a new craft, it’s good to get expert guidance on the best tools and materials to use for that particular craft. When it comes to…

Highlights from Beadwork Magazine December 2018/January 2019 – Out of this World Beading Patterns

Sometimes when things come together by accident, we say it was cosmic, or fated in the stars. That must have happened in our December 2018/January 2019 issue…

Beading with the Masters: Georgia O’Keeffe

Georgia O’Keeffe’s work will always hold a special place in my heart, as she was born and raised in Sun Prairie– a neighbor of my own hometown…

If You Know These 11 Bead Weaving Stitches You Can Make the Projects in Exotic Adornments

At first glance, the projects in Kelly Weise’s Exotic Adornments might appear to be really difficult. It’s an easy assumption to make when you’re looking at such…

Origami Jewelry Made Easy

Origami is one of my favorite paper crafts. I really enjoy the meditative nature of making precise folds to produce a beautiful paper sculpture. So I was…

The Beaded Bracelet Sampler

I’m a sucker for a good crafty sampler. You know the ones. Cross-stitched alphabets, crocheted blankets with a new stitch motif for every row, quilts with 24…

Birthdays, Beading, Elections, and Cake!

Every year, as the weather changes, I complain. I long for more summer days, as there are just never enough. However, the cooler temps, leaves on the…

Beading is a Way of Life and Ties Us Together

When I write a blog post, I’m tempted to reference the weather, as if you’ll read this the day after I write it. And, as if you…

More Self-Care Ideas for a Cozy Fall Day

Since our last self-care post, it’s snowed 6 inches in Fort Collins, Colorado! I always have mixed feelings about the snow. One part of me says “booooo”…

Beadwork Magazine December 2018/January 2019

The closing cycle of a magazine is filled with excitement, but more the kind of excitement that comes with a lot of parts and pieces in motion…

Self-Care Ideas for a Cozy Fall Day

It’s been gray and dreary here in Fort Collins, Colorado. That’s unusual weather for us, since we get over 300 days of sunshine a year. I get…

Victorian Mourning Jewelry: Morbid, Macabre, and Magnificent

I am totally into all things Victorian, creepy, and dark. I would call that a confession if it wasn’t blatantly obvious to anybody who gets to know…

Stitch Pro: No-ladder Herringbone Stitch Starts

A couple weeks ago, a Beading Daily reader suggested that I show how to do a no-ladder herringbone stitch starts. Great idea, Shaolingrrl! Why love a no-ladder…

The Best of Both Worlds: Kumihimo + Beads with Jill Wiseman

Kumihimo is everywhere right now – at Bead Fest, all over the Internet, and of course, basking in the limelight here at Interweave. If you’re new to…

Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy: 4 Quick Tips for Braiding with Wire

The beautiful braids achieved with kumihimo wirework lend themselves to a variety of finished projects. You can make stunning bracelets, statement earrings, striking pendants, and more, simply…

Bead the Perfect Halloween Costume Accessory

Whether you’re headed to a masquerade ball or to a friend’s house for a ghoulish night of fun this Halloween, you want your accessories to enhance your…