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Dragonfly Roundup
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Dragonfly Roundup

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You and your little one will both be impressed with this incredible woven design that's simple to make. This pattern is inspired by the stylish Chan Luu woven bracelets, so you both can look fashionable!

Wrap Bracelet Tips

  • BrandGriffin, FireLine
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Artemis
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Artemis

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We love the look of leather and gemstones. These fun bracelets create a braided look around gemstone beads for an earthy, elemental vibe you'll love adding to everyday wear. Choose a strand of Dakota Stones gemstone large-hole beads and your favorite round leather cord and you're on your way making fabulous bracelets for every occasion!

  • BrandDakota Stones, Leather Cord USA, BeadSmith
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Options for Finishing Chain
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Options for Finishing Chain

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Some types of chain, like beading chain, features a tightly woven design. Sometimes you can't simply link to this chain with a jump ring. However, there are other beautiful ways to finish this chain. Take a look and start creating jewelry you love!

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Make it Bright
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Make it Bright

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You can use all kinds of beads to make some fun earring designs. Jen from the Artbeads Customer Service Team provides inspiring examples for you to try! Whether you're into skulls, want a pop of color in your style, or just want to learn a new technique, these earrings are for you. See more jewelry ideas created by Jen in this Artbeads Cafe episode.

  • BrandSwarovski
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How to Make a Basic Brick Stitch
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How to Make a Basic Brick Stitch

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Basic Brick StitchA brick stitch is similar to a peyote stitch, but turned sideways. This technique is a bit stiffer than peyote, making it ideal for use in earring designs and small pins. A brick stitch is called such because of the off-set rows made by the beads, resembling a brick wall. The beginning of a brick stitch is made by sewing a series of beads that lay side-by-side, in a technique called the ladder stitch. Layers are added to this base row by sewing through the stitches holding the layer below together. The result is an off-set pattern, or basic brick stitch. First, create a ladder stitch for the base row. Make sure your thread is exiting out of the top of your last bead. If not, simply rotate your pattern so it is. For a PDF Diagram of Brick Stitch techniques, click here.

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How to Make a Peyote Stitch Bezel
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How to Make a Peyote Stitch Bezel

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This tutorial will help you to add a seed bead bezel around a cabochon using the peyote stitch. 

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Saturn
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Saturn

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These earrings are incredibly simple to make and will work for any woman from teens to grandmas!

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How to Do the Twisted Herringbone Stitch
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How to Do the Twisted Herringbone Stitch

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The twisted herringbone stitch is a great way to add dimension to your projects. These instructions will show you how this stitch is done! As you can see, the pattern of the beads will affect how the bracelet looks when finished. Both bracelets feature the Southwest Sunset Designer Seed Bead Blend, but look very different because of the way the beads are added. When you line up the colors by columns, as we do in our example, it creates a look of spiraling stripes. Adding the beads at random also creates an interesting effect.

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How to Finish Fibers with Wire Wraps
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How to Finish Fibers with Wire Wraps

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With all the hot new fiber options being used in jewelry these days, you may need ideas for finishing the ends. This simple wire wrap is a quick, easy and professional way to finish fibers in your jewelry pieces.

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How to Decrease and Increase Brick Stitch
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How to Decrease and Increase Brick Stitch

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Decrease Brick Stitch

The decrease brick stitch is made by decreasing the number of beads in each new row, resulting in a pointed shape.For a PDF Diagram of Brick Stitch techniques, click here.

Decrease and Increase Brick Stitch

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How to Make a Peyote Stitch Ring
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How to Make a Peyote Stitch Ring

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Peyote stitch rings are fun to make and comfortable to wear. With the uniform shape of the Delica beads, you can use the smallest size without difficulty. It's great to practice and they work up quickly. You could be wearing a new ring in less than a couple of hours. Let's get started. These rings are created using an even-count Peyote stitch in size 15 or 11 Delicas. The beads come in amazing mixes that are pleasing alone. A solid color looks cool too!

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Star Bright
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Star Bright

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Swarovski pendants like this star can be easily showcased with the help of bails. They work together perfectly to provide your jewelry designs with a professional quality everyone will notice. We like to add pendants like these to finished necklaces for quick style. Take a look at our hints below for using them and then find the perfect Swarovski pendants to showcase in your designs.

  • BrandSwarovski, JBB
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Bolder Boulder
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Bolder Boulder

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Now you can combine your love of seed beads and leather by creating seed bead sliders for your leather designs, like Teri did in her Bolder Boulder necklace. The seed bead sliders will allow you to bring your favorite colors to more designs and they look great paired with bold Regaliz components. Follow these steps to learn how easy it is to rock this look!

  • BrandTOHO, KO Thread, Regaliz
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How to Make a Wrapped Loop
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How to Make a Wrapped Loop

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The wrapped loop is a staple of wire working. It is useful to finish earrings, make links for a chain, or dangle a pendant from a necklace. In this example we will demonstrate how to make a link for a bracelet like the Swarovski Bracelet with Sterling Silver Cross found in our ideas section. To make a wrapped loop you will need wire cutters, round nose pliers and chain nose pliers.

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How to Thread a Needle
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How to Thread a Needle

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How many times have you grown frustrated trying to thread those tiny needles when working with your seed beads? Artbeads to the rescue! Here is a tutorial to make your life much easier!

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River Rocks
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River Rocks

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Earthy browns and turquoise blues shine like smooth river rocks in this bracelet. Jennie used gemstone beads in this woven wire design for endless style at every angle. Learn the technique for yourself and see even more design variations in this Artbeads Cafe episode.

  • BrandWubbers, Artbeads, Dakota Stones
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Future Generations
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Future Generations

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These carefully crafted earrings hold just as much wonder as a nest woven by a doting mother bird and will catch everyone's eye. They take just minutes to make and are a great gift for someone welcoming home a new generation.

  • BrandArtistic Wire
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How to Use a Magic Finding
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How to Use a Magic Finding

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The Magic Finding is a simple and fun way to create multi-strand jewelry designs without the need for countless crimp tubes. Your looks will have the same professional flair and a more polished feel, and you can crimp all of your strands at once! Just follow these steps and you will be amazed at what new designs you will discover. You can attach chains, jump rings, clasps or other components to the Omega Insert in a design that uses the Magic Finding for a quick finish, too. Learn How to Use the Magic Finding with an Omega Insert by viewing our additional tutorial.

First be sure to measure the jewelry wire to the desired length, and double that measurement. For example, if you are making an 18-inch long necklace, cut a piece of wire that is 36 inches. This will allow you to create at least three strands. Make sure to use jewelry wire that will fit in the Magic Finding. Size .024 is too large to slide through the holes, so be sure to use a smaller gauge. 21 gauge is the maximum size stringing wire that will fit through the magic finding. A 22 gauge wire will fit, as long as it is cut flush and the wire is straight.

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Gotta Have It Leather Bracelets
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Gotta Have It Leather Bracelets

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Regaliz leather is great for quick and beautiful bracelets that will suit any style. As these bracelets show, you can make designs that are full of punk style, earthy sophistication or colorful flair. The components we used can be mixed and matched however you want and they are easily personalized to suit your style.

  • BrandClay River Designs, Regaliz
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How to Finish Memory Wire
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How to Finish Memory Wire

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There are two basic methods for finishing memory wire. The first is with a simple loop, the second is with a memory wire end.

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First Snow
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First Snow

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Add a festive mood to your attire with these lovely earrings. The cool sparkle of sterling silver and deep blue crystal is mellowed by hints of gold from dangling snowflakes. Use these earrings as a quick way to dress up an outfit for a winter event.

  • BrandSwarovski
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Celtic Knot Earrings
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Celtic Knot Earrings

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To make these simple Celtic knot earrings for St. Patrick's Day, or any day of the year, you just need chain nose pliers and two spare minutes!

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Graceful Graduation
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Graceful Graduation

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Pearls symbolize beauty, transformation and wisdom. Whatever next step your little girl takes in her life, show her how much she is revered with this graduated pearl necklace. It's a special gift she will cherish for years to come.

  • BrandGriffin, Swarovski, Beadalon
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How to Use a Hole Punch
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How to Use a Hole Punch

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A hole punch, or hole punching pliers, is an essential tool when working with metal in jewelry designs. It creates a perfectly uniform hole every time and is ideal if you work with rivets, screws or other cold connection techniques. The hole punch you want to use depends on the thickness, or gauge, of the metal that you are using. The higher the gauge number, the thinner the metal.

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