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...

Black onyx goes with everything and an off-centered pave diamond bead -the white ($850) with a .21 total carat-weight, the black ($1,250) with .96 - makes the bracelets truly special. Both are set on a sterling silver box chain and have an adjustable spiritual bead clasp. The double-layered...

When I was running out of 'good' beads, I tied the ends together and wove the tails in to get an enormous connected loop of pretty beads. After that, all I had to do was wrap the strands together into a suitable length, and lashed them with short spiral ropes stitched to a beaded clasp. The...

We will have 12 hours of style, remixes, tips, giveaways + more! We will be kicking off the start to the new Delightful Dozen ! We will each be posting frequently on the blog with DD remixes, reader spotlights, ways to remix items, things we love, D.I.Y's, tutorials, giveaways and so much...

Chanel Leather bag with gold beaded clasp DC, 4950 euros. 1. Topshop Mini Satchel leather two-tone gray and yellow, 23 euros. 2. Miu Miu Starry silver leather bag, 890 Euros. 1. Chanel Mini pink bag with chain handle and butterfly clasp, 1290 euros. 2. Miu...

It's been far too long since we've had a bead giveaway. This month, I want to share one of my favorite bead collections - lots of lovely little round beads in imitation gemstone colors. I carefully collected these 6 mm rounds and treasured them for the way they resemble semiprecious stones and...

Alongside menswear writers, brand ambassadors and global trend analysts, FashionBeans' Editor, Luke Todd, was tasked with creating a design from a selection of beads, clasps, ropes and charms to be released at the January event. The appropriately named 'FashionBeans Bracelet' aims to...

There are six copies of my Beaded Poinsettia tutorial available from April's Army. The PDF instructions explain how to make cute little Christmas beaded beads, plus variations for four additional flower designs. All proceeds from this month's shop will help an artist during her battle with...

Congratulations to Mandy from Beads for Brains, who was drawn for last week's tutorial giveaway! The prize was a copy of my brand new Faux Freeform Peyote Bracelet tutorial. By using different seed bead sizes and colors with basic even count peyote stitch, the bracelet imitates the organic,...

I went to Michael's with the $50 gift card they sent me and wandered into the huge jewelry and beading section. I immediately felt lost at all of the tools and finding, stones, beads, chains and more. But I thought I could do this. I spent $58 on all sorts of beads, clasps, wire, stones,...

 

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