Category: Beading

12 Days of DIY Christmas Ornaments ~ Day Two

Posted December 14, 2016 by Monique in Beading, DIY Mini Project / 0 Comments
12 Days of DIY Christmas Ornaments ~ Day Two

  Isn’t this beaded ornament lovely? I’ve made an effort each year to make or acquire handmade ornaments in the hopes that someday, the tree would be filled with them. So far, I’ve fallen woefully short of this goal, though each year a bit of progress is made. I guess it’s one of those things […]

Wire-Wrapping Tutorial ~ Button Necklace

Posted November 7, 2014 by Monique in Beading / 0 Comments
Wire-Wrapping Tutorial ~ Button Necklace

If you’re drawn to vintage style and antiques, chances are you have a jar or two of pretty old buttons. Carved mother of pearl buttons are especially popular to collect. With just a little wire and a few jewelry making tools, you can make an easy button pendant with basic wire-wrapping techniques. In this post, […]

Washer Necklace Tutorial

Posted October 31, 2014 by Monique in Beading / 0 Comments
Washer Necklace Tutorial

Hardware stores aren’t just for DIYers to pick up supplies; they are a great source of materials for crafters too. Washers make great jewellery, this necklace is a simple design and really easy to make (but they do take a couple of days to dry so you’ll have to be patient, and as they take […]

Crystal Chain Bracelet

Posted October 24, 2014 by Monique in Beading / 0 Comments
Crystal Chain Bracelet

CRYSTAL CHAIN BRACELET by Deborah Roberti Materials (for a 7-inch bracelet, not including clasp): • 3 yards waxed Nymo or C-Lon thread, size D, or 6 lb. FireLine • Approximately 325 size 11/0 seed beads: Miyuki Lt. Bronze 11-0457L. • Approximately 22 size 4mm bicone crystals: Swarovski Khaki. • Approximately 24 size 4mm fire-polished beads: […]

DIY Seashell Necklace

Posted October 3, 2014 by Monique in Beading / 0 Comments
DIY Seashell Necklace

On a recent trip to Scotland, we were on a bus tour and the driver stopped along the shore at the Firth of Fourth for picture taking. It was raining {surprise!} and so, I stayed on the bus and watched. Hubby went a little further than expected and was the last one back on the […]

Simple Pearl Pendant Necklace

Posted September 26, 2014 by Monique in Beading / 0 Comments
Simple Pearl Pendant Necklace

 With section of aluminum wire and pieces of lightweight acrylic imitation pearl beads, it’s easy and inexpensive to make this elegant pearl pendant necklace. Check it out for the details on how to make this handmade jewelry design. [click for tutorial.]

How To: Wire Wrapped Rings

Posted September 12, 2014 by Monique in Beading / 0 Comments
How To: Wire Wrapped Rings

It’s been a while since I made a project that made me say, “Oh my goodness, I just can’t stop making these!” I tend to have a short attention span when it comes to crafts, I love making things once, and moving on to the next thing. But, I dare anyone to make just one […]