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How To: Make a beaded ring using a daisy chain variation technique

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a daisy variation beaded ring. First, thread your needle with 1 yard of fire line. After this, string eight of the 4mm beads onto the thread. Tie these into a loop, then thread the 8mm bead down to the loop and run the needle through the fourth crystal and the 8mm will rest in the middle. Now, add on your petals by adding three seed beads and a 4mm bead, running it through the previous loop. Do this again on both sides and repeat the process. To finish, ...

How To: Make a portable lap-sized beading studio for beading on the go

You know those long drives home in the car after you've spent a weekend at a cousin's house, or back from visiting Las Vegas? With more than a few hours at your disposal, what do you do to fill up the time? If you're an avid crafter and enjoy making jewelry, that you can turn those usually idle hours into productive crafting time by making this portable beading studio.

How To: Make a 3D ribbon cuff out of beads

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a 3D ribbon cuff out of beads. First, you will need a cuff that is already made, then use the string that is hanging off the end. Put on one bead, then thread it through the bead next to it. Continue this all the way around the cuff. Now, tie the string off by threading it through the original loop. Now, string a ribbon around the cuff to make an "x" shape, then add in another ribbon around it. You can tie these into a bow at the end so you have a more g...

How To: Craft a briolette (drop bead) crystal necklace

We're totally not lying when we say that the necklace featured in this video sells for upwards of $100 at some fine retailers in Beverly Hills. Composed of a long, sparkly necklace chain and a teardrop shaped pendant attached with intricate wire wrapping, this is a necklace that looks a lot more difficult to make than it actually is.

How To: Crochet with beads

This how video will teach you how to attach beads when crocheting. Beads can be found on purses, doilies, scarves, and more. This will take you through a step by step on how to apply. Be careful now, applying the bead at the wrong part of doing a stitch will cause problems in the future. If not attached at the proper spot, the beads will loosen and flip flop around.

How To: Make a beaded wire ring

Create a simply beautiful beaded wire ring in minutes with this step by step guide. This delicate ring design will look simply lovely with any style of bead. Be creative. Learn how to craft this beaded wire ring by watching this video jewelry-making tutorial. Get beading!

How To: Wavy Pumpkin Bracelet with Beads

How to make a nice Macrame bracelet for Halloween. When you add interesting beads this bracelet can become really beautiful. If you want to make this bracelet for Halloween then replace the normal beads with Pumpkin beads. If you don't have Halloween beads you can just draw a pumpkin face on a bead, that's what we did ;D

How To: Learn five basic seed beading terms with Melinda Barta

Consider this Beading 101. In this video, you'll learn the five basic beading terms used in many beading magazines and beading patterns. These terms refer to how you pass needles through your beeds (from the back or from the front), how you separate irregular beads out of your main beading inventory, rounds and rows (different ways of beading), waxing your thread, and thread tension.

How To: Secure crimp beads with crimping/chain-nose pliers

Attention jewelry makers! When making your own unique jewelry designs, one must learn how to secure the end crimp beads with crimping or chain-nose pliers. Crimp beads can be used for finishing off your strung jewelry or as "stoppers". In this tutorial, learn how to hone your jewelry-making skills!

How To: Crochet a bead rope necklace

For anyone interested in learning a new jewelry technique, this video tutorial shows how to crochet a bead rope necklace. You can use large pony beads like the video tutorial, or use much smaller beads. The pony beads are suggested for beginners so that you can see what you are doing. To begin, thread all of the beads you will use onto your yarn. You can alternate colors or place them onto the string at random. Both techniques will yield two different effects. Begin with six chains slip stitc...

How To: Make a faceted heart and knotted bead necklace

This necklace is sure to get you noticed! This video shows you how to make a beautiful teal color faceted heart pendant on a knotted bead necklace. You will need waxed cord, glass beads, a heart pendant, a head pin, and scissors. Learn how to craft this necklace by watching this video jewelry-making tutorial.

How To: Make bead embellishments

Create gorgeous, sparkly motifs and embellishments out of beads to give your greetings a bit of bling. Corinne Bradd shows how easy it is to combine stunning gems, bright sequins and coloured wire for a unique, eye-catching effect. The finished bead decorations can be applied to cards, tags or gift-bags.

How To: Make a Santa hat bead from polymer clay

To make a Santa hat bead, begin with red clay and condition it by kneading it with your fingertips. Form the clay into a thick worm shape, with it being the thickest at one end then tapering off. Use your fingertip to make a shallow indentation on the thicker end, and remove any excess clay from the thinner end (total length should only be an inch or two). Curve the thin end over slightly to create a hook shape at the top of the hat. Take a small ball of white clay and make a small hole in it...

How To: Make an easy Bali bead & silver chain bracelet

Creative Jewelry Making teaches the at home crafter how to make their own Bali bead and silver charm bracelet. This is not a video for jewelry making pros; it would be simple enough for a novice and can be completed in about half an hour. These are the tools you will need to complete the project: six Bali beads per inch of bracelet you will be making, six jump rings per inch, a Bali style toggle with a large hole for latching, and two pairs of flat nose pliers (make sure to use jewelry pliers...

How To: Make a beaded bookmark

This is a great little project for beginners and shows how to make a simple knotted bead bookmark. They also make thoughtful handmade gifts! You will need some waxed cord, a selection of beads, some scissors, and glue. Learn how to make this bookmark by watching this video beading tutorial.

How To: Make a beautifully unique beaded windchime

Do you have a bunch of flawed beads left over after you make your crafts? You know the ones, the chipped, cracked, sharp ones that don't make the cut and usually get tossed in the garbage? Why not make those into something lovely, where the cracks don't matter? In this two part tutorial, learn how to turn your discarded beads into a beautifully shiny wind chime for your backyard. This chime is unique and makes a lovely noise in the wind. Let's get crafting!

How To: Hide a crimp bead with a crimp bead cover

In this video, we learn how to hide a crimp bead with a crimp bead cover. First, string your spacer followed by a crimp bead and another spacer. At the end, you will have the end piece with the wire protector next to it. Then, bring the piece of jewelry through the crimp bead twice, then through the spacer once more. Now the spacers and crimp beads will be pressed with the crimping tool tightly. Pull on the string to test it out, then slip in your crimp bead cover so it looks like another bea...

How To: Apply a crimp bead cover

This video tutorial belongs to the Arts & Crafts category in which Maricela is going to show you how to apply a crimp bead cover. First take a crimp bead cover. Now slide it over the crimp bead through the open jaw. Next take your crimp forming tool and applying a slight pressure to close the crimp bead cover around the crimp bead. If too much pressure is not applied, the crimp bead cover will close evenly around the crimp bead and the effect will be that of a seamless round bead. And that's ...

How To: Design with bead frames with Katie Hacker

Bead frames are pretty simple to understand. Rather than simply stringing beads onto a pendant or necklace, you can attach them to bead frames, which come in all shapes and varieties, to make a novel design that can take advantage of negative space. It goes without saying that elaborate bead frames make the entire design more ornamental, whereas a simple round wooden bead base helps put the spotlight on the bead in the center for a subtle glamour.

How To: Make a round bead cage

This video clip from The Crafts Channel shows how to make a bead cage. A bead cage is where a piece of wire is wrapped decoratively around a large bead. For the example bead cage .8 mm wire was used. If the wire is too thin it will not hold its shape, but if it is too thick it will be hard to bend into the desired shape. Take some needle nosed pliers and make a complete circle, and then use some flat nosed pliers to begin forming a spiral going outwards. Now do the same thing beginning at the...

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