I'm not quite ready to invest in a bead spinner and take the crochet plunge, so I went on a hunt for some crochet experts.
One of my favorite bead crochet tutorials by far is by Julie A. Harper of Le Beadoir, on Beader's Showcase. It includes, big, colorful close-up photographs that are easy...
Although right angle weave is considered a beading stitch, it is really more of a method, because the are no limits to the ways that we can use it to connect and weave beads of all shapes and sizes. The basic right angle weave stitch developed by David Chatt is built from a unit of four seed...
The idea evolved and grew, and now I'm sharing the technique with my circle peyote pendant tutorial.
Bead & Button, April 2007
Issue #78, page 72
Creative Beading Vol. 3page 200
Captured Cuff by Barbara Klann
Capture a Refined Cuff in Pearl or Crystal Netting
Even though I now read...
perception of the pattern three ways: the daisies, with a row of 'leaves' between each; a repeating pattern of 2- and 3-bead rows; and the actual thread path, which is also worked in a repeating 2-3 pattern. It sounds more complicated than it actually is - all you have to do is remember the...
For a fun and totally neat project preview, check out Lisa's sugar cube bead tutorial video.
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Each of the variations that I use the most have all been included in tutorial projects, and now they are available as a single lesson in beaded clasps.
This new compilation tutorial features instructions from four different beading tutorials, highlighting the beaded clasps, with new tips...
Spooky Sparkly Spiders with Felt Beads by Artbeads.com
Visit the Artbeads learning center for more easy Halloween jewelry ideas!
Paper Plate Owl by Crafts by Amanda
This blog is a treasure trove of family friendly craft ideas. You might also like the Tin Can Mummy tutorial!
For added Valentine's fun, I also discovered these great projects:
Lori Greenberg demonstrates how to create a perfect
puffy heart lampwork bead in her fantastic tutorial.
Maria Nerius creates a fun and textural
heart pendant with needle punch techniques.
This Key to My Heart...
Since I couldn't buy any new beads in June, I did a little experimenting with beaded beads. Using the simple seed bead-covered bead technique, I created a trio of beaded beads in exotic colors, and paired them with one of my favorite tribal palettes - black, red and green.
Emerald Czech Glass Bicone
The unique shape of bicone beads allows them to be nestled together in a variety of patterns. Different stitches or variations on other bead additions can provide some very interesting beadwork. If you're a fan of Czech pinch bicones, you'll love Jewelry Supply's...