Clasp the clasp into another clasp. Repeat this again and again. The result is the Claspception. This is my new design: a modular beaded jewellery. Join 8-10 clasps into a bracelet. Or connect 20 into a short necklace. Or more for a long one. Create your clasps using more colours and combine the colours with each other. It is easy to make a black jewellery. Or a white. Join the two colours and create a black-white variation. The more colours you use, the more options you have for variation: cool and warm colours, shades of browns and gold, rainbow colours…
And one more thing: If you can not find the appropriate clasp for your beadwork, using this tutorial you can create one in the perfect colours for your jewellery.
This tutorial is based on Geneviève Liebaert’s Chenille spiral.
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Kathleen Chenille beaded bead is an easy to make beaded bead tutorial with flowers. “No special beads” project. I used Japanese Toho seed beads in two sizes (11/0 and 15/0) only, and a round wooden bead with the diameter of 2 cm. The size of the finished beadwork is 2,4 cm (1 inch) across. You can use your beaded bead as a pendant, a key fob, or a bag ornament as well.
This design is based on Geneviève Liebaert’s Chenille spiral.
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I designed this little beaded bead (its diameter is just 12 mm) exclusively for International Beading Week 2020.
I named my creation Ladybird Beaded Bead, because the red one remembers me to a tiny cute ladybird.
If you create one piece it can be used as a tiny pendant. From two pieces you can make a pair of earrings. From more pieces you can create longer earrings, and if you can’t stop beading them – as I did 🙂 – you can make a bracelet, or a whole necklace from them.
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Aglio beaded bead is a part of my Aglio jewellery collection. The name Aglio means garlic. The structure of the beaded bead contains 5 “cloves” and when I created a pendant from it, and attached the bead cap to the beaded bead, its shape reminded me of a garlic (hence the name).
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The Aglio pendant offers you more options to wear it:
How I almost lost control over my intellectual property
I’d like to raise your attention to something, that might happen to your design, your intellectual property and your copyright, if you trust Interweave, or Golden Peak Media* with them. Please read this, even if beading is not your hobby/profession, because this can very well apply to all publications of Golden Peak Media (beading, jewellery making, knitting, crochet, sewing, quilting, patchwork, embroidery and fine arts as well), because we talk about the same publisher. My story is a lesson for everyone, the designers, who create DIY tutorials, and artisans/crafters who create art based on print or on-line media.
If you think you are involved into this, please get in touch so we can do something together to protect our copyrights. »
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Beaded beads in different lighting…
I recommend you the Lantern Beaded Beads, if you like transparent glass beads, glowing colours, gold, richly decorated beadworks and beaded beads. You don’t need any special beads to create them. I only used Czech fire polished beads, and Japanese Toho seed beads in two sizes (11 and 15) for this project. You can make a funny light string for summer nights, if you put the beaded beads onto the Christmas lights.
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New bracelet beading tutorial
I designed the Andrea bracelet to match the Mangala pendant. You can create it with Swarovski bicone crystals. The shine of the crystals gives an elegant antique look to the bracelet (the silver bracelet on the photos). If you ran out the bicone crystals, you can use fire polished beads instead. They produce perfect result too (the antique brown and the black-green-blue-purple bracelets).
Although I write very detailed step by step instructions and guide you from the first step to the last with drawings, photos and explanations, I only recommend you this tutorial, if you are an practised beader, with RAW and CRAW experience.
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Using the Mangala Pendant beading tutorial you can create your square shaped pendant, which is richly decorated with Swarovski crystals and shiny seed beads. I recommend this tutorial for practiced, advanced beaders.
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The Keya Bookmark beading tutorial teaches you how you can make a bookmark from a beaded pendant.
In the document you can find the Keya Pendant beading tutorial. This is a very easy beading tutorial. I recommend it to beginners.
After you finished your Keya beaded flower, you can decide if you make a pendant from it, or you create a bookmark on a very easy way.
You can use this tutorial to create a bookmark from all beaded pendants.
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New beading tutorial
The Infinity Lace Pendant is an exciting, interesting beaded jewelry. Its form is an opened donut, which highlights the filigree lacy structure. I like this design, because it remembers me to the world of magical tales.
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