Monthly Archives: July 2011

DIY | Jeweled Cake Stand | Glamour and Grace

A very pretty and effective way to use beads! This concept could easily be adapted for a whole bunch of uses.

Does anyone know any websites that tell me how to start a beading business?

And in beading business I mean making jewelry and selling it.

Go to to find the nearest SCORE chapter. In the upper left hand corner is a box to enter your zip code. Your nearest SCORE chapter will be on the next screen. Contact them to arrange for a free one on one meeting with a SCORE counselor about starting a beading business.

SCORE is a nonprofit organization. They provide a public service by offering small business advice and training. .

SCORE’s 10,500 volunteers have more than 600 business skills. Volunteers share their wisdom and lessons learned in business. The volunteers are working/retired business owners, executives and corporate leaders.

How to Make Hemp Jewelry : Adding Bead Two to Square Knot Hemp Bracelet

How to add the second bead to a hemp square knot bracelet; learn this and more in this free arts and crafts video taught by a pottery making expert .

Expert: Karen Weisman
Bio: Karen Weisman graduated from Boston University with a degree in Hotel and Food Management. She teaches cooking, baking, cake decorating, and various crafts.
Filmmaker: Karen Weisman

Duration : 0:2:55

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Weaving A Beaded Spiral Rope

This beading cartoon shows how to weave a beaded spiral rope with one needle and one thread.
You can see my other cartooned beading tutorials at my web-site
And you can see and order my patterns at

Duration : 0:1:39

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Venetian Murano Glass Making, Zable Bead Jewelry

Making of Venetian Murano Glass bead jewelry at Zable Venezia’s factory in Murano, Italy.

Duration : 0:1:58

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Bead Stitching Basics Technique Series Video preview

In our Bead Stitching Basics Technique Series video, instructors Addie Kidd, Anna Draeger, and Linda Augsburg show you the basics of bead stitching, then demonstrate five different stitches: ladder, brick, Ndebele/herringbone, square, and right-angle weave.

For more information, go to

Duration : 0:2:39

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Guide to Creating Beaded Wire Ring How To Make Silver Jewelry

ALL MY NEW TUTORIALS WILL BE POSTED AT MAKESILVERJEWELRY.COM … Get on my email list and join me as I create my jewelry and sell it world wide! I’ll show you just how I do it!!!

This video was the first tutorial I created back in 2006! You can check out the jewelry I create now at — What a difference a few years makes!


Duration : 0:1:33

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Unusual Butterfly Jewelry Tutorials – The Beading Gem’s Journal


Some interesting ways to incorporate butterflies into your beaded jewellery. A good way to get the creative juices flowing!

The Educational Value Of Beading For Children | Our Kids Blog

As instructors with Beading Buds (, a travelling jewelry making service that attends at children’s birthday parties, private school afterschool programs, summer camps and fundraising events to work with children and assist them in making beautiful one-of-a-kind jewelry, we have become experts in using beading to assist with a child’s development.

Beading helps pre-school children with their dressing skills and pencil grasp and control.  Beading helps school aged children with math and problem solving skills, visual motor and perceptual skills and cognitive skills.  The planning aspect of beading helps children of all ages with organization skills and completing a beading project provides a sense of accomplishment in finalizing a project that offers freedom of self-expression and togetherness with the other children at the party. This can contribute to increased self-esteem.

Beading promotes children’s’ development in the following four areas:

1)  Visual Perceptual Skills:

Visual Discrimination, Scanning, Visual Memory: When making a pattern the child needs to use their visual memory to remember what bead to use next.  By using visual discrimination and scanning all the different beads they can select the bead that they need next to continue their pattern.

Eye-Hand coordination: Threading beads onto a string involves coordination of the child’s hands, and requires their eyes and hands to work together.

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2)  Fine Motor Skills: Grasping: When children are selecting their beads, they use different sized beads, this causes them to use different grasps.  When they use larger beads they use the “3-jaw chuck” grasp.  This is great for preschool children because it helps them train the muscles that they will need in school to use a pencil. When children choose small beads they increase the strength and coordination in the small hand and finger muscles.  Children also use these muscles when they pick up a bead and put it onto their beading tray and when they place it onto the beading wire to create their beading project.

3)  Cognitive Skills: Planning and Math Skills: Children develop their planning and math skills by deciding what pattern they will create. How many beads will they need?  How many beads of each colour, shape and size?  How long should the beading project be?

4)  Social Skills:

Beading Parties help children to interact with each other.  The children find and trade beads with each other, this promotes sharing and cooperation.  The children help each other with the design of the necklace, the first children to finish up assist the children that are a bit behind, this helps the children to work together as a team in a group setting.

Finally, beading is just plain FUN, and FUN is always good for kids!  For more information on how to use beading to assist with your child’s development feel free to visit Beading Buds at

Definitely true! I know my daughter loves beading, and it really is good for her coordination to thread beads onto string.

Tribal Horse Designs

Tribal Horse Designs

Some really interesting designs at this website. Cute parrot!