Beginner's Guide to Loomwork - Part 2: Basic Terms, Tools and Materials
You’ve got your beading loom. Now’s the time to talk about tools and materials you'll need for bead weaving, as well as terms commonly used in the bead weaving or loomwork process.
Festival of Seed Beads
Bright colors, lots of fringe, tassels and big, bold patterns all characterize the current craze of boho-style jewelry. Read why seed beads are the perfect material to get this earthy, free-flowing style.
History of Seed Beads: Europe
Come along as we string the fascinating history of seed beads from the ancient Mediterranean, through the Roman Empire and Middle Ages, up to the 20th century.
Bead-It-Forward Breast Cancer Quilts
Discover the origins and success of the Bead-It-Forward Project. Started by Jeanette, as a way to raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer, it quickly became a national event.
History of Seed Beads: Japan
Part two on the history of Japanese seed bead industry. Find out how Japanese beads came to be regarded with such acclaim by beaders around the world.
Jewelry Designers' Favorite Seed Beads
Learn the favorite seed beads of our designers who bead every day. Find out how and why they use the brands and sizes they do. You might find your new favorite seed bead!
Seed Beads 101 - A Jewelry-Maker's Guide to Seed Beads
There is an enormous amount of seed bead possibilities and combinations. How is a designer to choose? Here's some insight into the world of seed beads, including sizes, shapes, brands and coatings.
Organize Your Seed Beads
Spend less time finding a specific color in your seed bead collection and more time actually using them! Tammy Honaman shares her personal tips for organizing seed-beading spaces.
Beginner's Guide to Loomwork - Part 3: Weaving the Design
Follow along in our step-by-step guide to weaving a design on a loom. This instructional also includes preparation instructions, a how-to video and a link to printable seed bead graph paper.
The History of Preciosa Czech Glass Bead Making
Learn the origins of Czech glass beads and the nearly five-hundred-year history of Preciosa® from humble beginnings to their solidified status as a giant of glass beads.
Peyote Stitch Pleasures
For Krystal Wick, the peyote stitch, "has turned into my Zen practice." She weaves an interesting tale about the peyote stitch, why this stitch is her favorite and how seed beads got in the mix.
BEading in the Now
Have you ever considered beading as a form of meditation? It's not as crazy as it might sound, and you can learn to use beading as a way to channel your energy.
Beginner's Guide to Loomwork - Part 1: Selecting a Loom
Part one in a series on loomwork presents the important features of beading looms. Find an informative comparison chart to guide you in selecting the right beading loom for your designs.
Seed Bead Troubleshooting and Success Guide
Whether you are new to seed beading or a seasoned pro, here are some common difficulties or pitfalls and some tips for successful seed bead projects.
Seed Bead Tree, Oh Seed Bead Tree
Incorporate the iconic Christmas tree not only into your earring designs, but even your jewelry displays with a mini Christmas tree and these fun presentation ideas.
Top 10 Seed Beading Tools
Work smarter, not harder when it comes to designing seed bead jewelry. The tiny beads can present unique challenges, but there are specialty tools and templates that can make all the difference.