Top 10 Beading Tools

Sometimes a needle and thread is only half of what you need to make a bead weaving design. The large variety of beading tools available can be overwhelming, but a few suggestions might help! Soon your beading tools will feel natural and easy, just like they are a part of your hand. Did you ever […]

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Stitch Tips: Daisy Chain

When you ask a fellow beader which stitch they learned first, the answer is often that they learned daisy chain— sometimes from their grandmother or at summer camp. There’s no doubt why it’s one of the first stitches people try since it’s certainly one of the easiest, fastest, and prettiest stitches out there. That doesn’t […]

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Stitch Tips: Square Stitch

Good old square stitch. It’s strong, it’s easy to do, and it’s very handy for making bracelet bases. It resembles loomwork, and because the beads sit evenly side by side (not staggered like peyote and brick stitches are), it’s a handy stitch to use for creating visual patterns. Read on to learn more about the […]

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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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How to Make Tiny Beaded Pumpkins

I grew a monster pumpkin in my front yard garden this summer and didn’t quite plan on the joy and surprise it would bring. Not only did this 70-pound monster bring shocked looks from adult passersby and squeals from the little ones, but I realize now that it also brought back my Halloween mojo! When […]

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How to Make Bracelets That Fit

How to Make Bracelets That Fit A few years ago I tried my hand at being a retail jewelry designer with my line consisting of mostly bracelets. I’ll admit, I really stunk at it. Not only were my designs a bit out of touch (too funky) for my mostly middle-aged Midwestern market, many of the bracelets […]

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