The holidays are upon us, and you know what that means: tons of parties! No matter what kind of party you’re attending, from work functions to celebrating with family and friends, you should have some fabulous jewelry to complete your look and make an unforgettable entrance! Need some design inspiration? Check out just a few of the […]
Having a good fit with a ring is very important, but, like clothing, tight-fitting woven jewelry can stretch over time. You don’t want to lose a ring you’ve spent hours weaving together, especially one with a bead woven bezel! My best tip for making beaded rings is to weave them together with FireLine […]
Brick stitch techniques are a great way to create unique beaded shapes. I’m making a pair of fringe earrings with a decreasing brick stitch base and noticed that the beads along the edges of my pyramid weren’t very stable. This is a common problem in brick stitch, so try today’s trick next time you […]
What’s your go-to source for new bead weaving patterns?
Chances are, if you’re like me, you probably said “books, magazines, and beading websites”. Recently, though, I came to a huge revelation while looking for Eastern European folk costumes online: cross stitch patterns are perfectly suited for square stitch and loom designs! I’m sure I’m […]
I’m finding new ways to use old supplies this April and my goal is to make more space in my craft room by reinventing and re-homing neglected supplies. Today’s tip is will show you how to use old bead mixes in a fresh way!
I found more than a few outdated mixes while going […]
The first netting project I ever tried was our Creepy Crawler Bracelet. I was really excited to make this Halloween piece, but it used all Opaque Black Round Japanese Seed Beads. Because all of my beads were the same color it was very difficult for me to follow the pattern and remember which […]