Beading

Article Highlight: Free Seed Bead Patterns

You can use seed bead patterns to make a wide variety of projects. Although seed beads are commonly associated with jewelry making, they are a remarkably versatile craft supply that can also be used to create… Keep reading »

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Whether you're new to beading or have been making jewelry and beaded decorations for years, there's always something new to learn. LoveToKnow Crafts offers an extensive library of detailed projects and helpful instructions, perfect for beaders of any experience level. In addition, you'll find useful information about the techniques and supplies you need to make your designs come to life.

Find Your Next Project

Looking for a little inspiration? Enjoy stunning slideshows of everything from bead bracelet designs to adorable wire bead people, as well as a full range of project-specific articles to get you started on your next creation.

Stand-Out Jewelry Designs

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This is the place to learn how to make beaded jewelry, including necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and more. Articles offer lots of amazing photos and step-by-step instructions to guide you toward success. You'll even find instructions for making beaded anklets, lanyards, and watches, as well as free patterns and resources to help you design your own jewelry.

Loom Beading and More

With loom beading, you can make everything from jewelry to bags and belts. Loom beading projects are a great way to learn this exciting art form, and traditional Native American loom projects provide a cultural perspective.

Home Decor and Gifts

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From wall crosses to beaded flower bouquets, you can create projects to add beauty to your home. Many of these crafts also make great gifts. After all, who wouldn't love to receive a handmade beaded picture frame featuring a favorite photograph?

Holiday Projects

If you love beading, you already know how versatile this craft is. The holidays are the perfect time to try out some new projects. You can make an angel out of beads to decorate your Christmas tree, ring in the winter season with a beaded snowflake, or celebrate Valentine's Day with a beaded heart.

Making Your Own Beads

You don't have to use purchased beads when you make your designs. With the right instructions, you can learn how to make fimo beads or glass beads. You can even make beautiful beads out of paper!

Learn New Techniques

If you're a beginner, you'll find it helpful to read up on some of the basic beading techniques. Experienced beaders will find helpful information too, such as instructions for making jewelry chains and creating jewelry and gifts with seed beads.

Discover Products and Supplies

Beading takes more than just beads and project ideas. You'll also need a few other supplies and products to create your masterpieces, including tools, looms, and books.

Saving money on beading also means knowing how and where to shop. From wholesale beading suppliers to shops specializing in all things related to beads, discover new sources for supplies and inspiration.

Get Inspired

Beading projects and instructions are really just the beginning for crafters. Take what you've learned and get inspired to create your own unique designs, from hand-beaded jewelry to household items and more. Your imagination is the only limit to what you can accomplish.

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