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Keeping Us In Stitches - Herringbone

 The herringbone stitch is a stitch used in embroidery, knitting, beading and crochet. It is so named as it resembles the bones extending from the spine of a herring fish. In knitting, it is a stitch that creates a fabric pattern closely resembling a herringbone pattern, or herringbone cloth. The herringbone stitch can be made flat or round for a variet of projects.  Enjoy learning this new stitch with these great tutorials.   Beaded Jewelry Diva - Basic Herringbone    Terri Gable - Herringbone Basics     The Spruce - Flat Herringbone Fusion Beads - Basic Herringbone And now that you have conquored flat herringbone, the next challenge is tubular herringbone. Jill Wiseman - Tubular Spiral Herringbone  Artbeads - Tubular...

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October 2017 Artisan Project Featuring....

Monica Corsaro's   Aki Earring Tutorial   Monica Corsaro started beading in 2007 and in 2010 she turned her passion into her profession by creating Mocò Jewels. She adores working with seed beads and swarovski crystals because they allow her to create highly precise designs. She continues to learn new bead weaving techniques that are reflected in each new design.  Today, she considers herself a simple girl that puts into practice what the mind creates.   Below are some of her amazing designs that are just shouting out BEAD ME!           Be sure to stop by her Etsy shop to see more tutorials and follow her on Facebook to see all the newest designs! To get...

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Keeping Us In Stitches - Beadweaving on a Loom

Looming is one of my favorite beading techniques.  Many people's first thought when looming is mentioned is the small looms that were used at summer camp to make bracelets.  In reality bead looming can be used to create intricate wall hangings, to small bracelets, to shaped barettes.  Looming is traditionally thought of as the main bead technique of many Native American Tribes.  Each one may have used different styles of looms, but the basic warp and weft threads were used.  The inital learning curve for looming is usually not too steep, but the desgin posibilities are nearly endless once the basics have been learned.  Some of our favorite tutorials will get you looming in no time.... Beadaholique's Basic Looming Tutorial...

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September 2017 Artisan Project Featuring...

 Iridium Bracelet   Designed by Juanita Carlos Juanita is a dedicated beader living in Johannesburg, South Africa. She shared the following bio with us... "I started beading in 2007 with simple peyote and brick stitch designs, then moved on to various other stitches. My two favorites are netting stitch and triangle weave. I love these stitches because they can be used together to create almost anything. My designs have been published in various beading magazines around the world including, Bead and button USA, the Beadbook magazine South Africa, Perlen Poesie Germany and Creative beading Australia and a couple of other beading books.                                                                     ...

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Keeping Us In Stitches - Peyote Toggle Clasp

So you have created an amazing beaded bracelet, but just can't find the right clasp, nothing seems to do enhance it and give the final touch to your bracelet...a beaded toggle clasp can be the perfect solution. The Spruce's tutorial is easy to follow and fun to create. Jill Wiseman is a great teacher and we love her video tutorial.   Potomac Beads also created a marvelous tutorial. We hope you have a amazing time creating toggles to finish off your next creation that needs the perfect touch.   Happy Beading!  

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