How To Do Flat Chenille Stitch

Flat Chenille Stitch Bracelet by Tammy Honaman  Recently I had the opportunity to work with the flat chenille instructions Jean shared a while back. I so enjoyed the way this stitch worked up but even more so, the results! It was a little tricky to get right off, but after a few tries, it really […]

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Download this 5 Free Seed Bead Patterns eBook, and begin working on free bead patterns that will help you explore your creativity, discover new bead weaving patterns—like the triple spiral roping technique, expand your knowledge on beadwork essentials—like the peyote and brick stitches, and show off your creative abilities when using up to 4 techniques […]

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How to Peyote Stitch is Easier than You Think

Peyote stitch is used around the world, in many different cultures, for many different things. Examples of peyote stitch have been found among ancient Egyptian artifacts, but the name “peyote stitch” comes from the Native American bead-weaving tradition of using the stitch to decorate the handles of gourds used for Native American peyote ceremonies. Learning […]

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For many of us, learning how to string beads was the “gateway” that led us to learning about other ways to make beaded jewelry. Bead stringing is a fabulous introduction to the soothing nature of bead work and jewelry making. But bead stringing is so much more than just putting a bunch of beads onto […]

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How to Make a Chain Tassel, Step by Step

Technique of the Week: How To Make a Chain Tassel We’re crazy about the long-lasting tassel trend! Look around—you’re bound to notice stylish shoulder bags, shoes, and, of course, jewelry trimmed with tassels. Here, we show you how to make tassels crafted from chain. Then, check in Friday afternoon for the next three weeks to […]

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4 Free Bead Crochet Jewelry Patterns

Click on the Download Now button or link below to learn how to crochet beads into amazing beaded-jewelry designs! Bead crochet ropes are soft and supple, and can be used either on their own with some fancy cones or end caps or with your favorite handmade art glass and ceramic beads. Tapestry bead crochet results […]

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Kumihimo, the ancient Japanese art of braiding, has wound its way into the hearts of beaders around the world. Beaded kumihimo is popping up in beaded jewelry designs using the newest beads and some very old braiding techniques. Some of the first kumihimo braids were made for soldiers who needed a way to secure saddles […]

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Free Bead Embroidery Patterns

Click on the Download Now button or link below to learn how to embroider with beads! Bead embroidery wasn’t always a favorite beading technique of mine, but once I learned a few tricks of the trade, I found that bead embroidery is a wonderful medium for creative self-expression. It’s like painting with beads, and the […]

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