I Love Beading

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 47 People

    My Legacy

    I was taught to loom bead when I was about 9 or 10, by my mother. She had learned when she was a girl....and I still have the first piece she made. Back then you made your own looms out of a wire hanger bent into shape with a bit of door spring or even a comb on each end. So...
    rowenbumble rowenbumble
    56-60, F
    1 Response Feb 1, 2013

    How I Kept Busy This Winter

    This is what I made when I managed to tear myself away from EP. I finally finished that darn peacock that I had been working on since last Summer. The tail is made of individually woven feathers that had to be sewn together. This proved to be much more tedious than I thought...
    jojewel jojewel
    56-60, F
    11 Responses Mar 20, 2010

    Fun And Therapuetic

    I started working with beads when I was about 12 years old. My grandma got together with me one day at taught me macrame. She showed me some different knots and told me that I could even throw beads on there if I wanted to! So that's just what I did. I started making macrame...
    sapphiresky86 sapphiresky86
    26-30, F
    Nov 6, 2012

    Making Jewelry Is Awesome!

    I started making jewelry for the heck of it about 7 years ago, and my love for beads, desings and crafts has grown alot since then. My ambition is to be able to earn a living with my art(jewelry , paintings and sketches)
    ArtExceteraESQ ArtExceteraESQ
    22-25, F
    Nov 28, 2012

    Beaded Duckies

    Little Duckies in the rain bracelet and earrings. The bracelet is even count peyote stitch, earrings are brick stitch. I started beading about 7 years ago. I was in depression and the anti depressants that my psychiatrist prescribed had no effect so she prescribed mood...
    jojewel jojewel
    56-60, F
    11 Responses Nov 9, 2009

    I absolutely love beading!

    I love making all kinds of jewelry, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, lanyards. I think it's the colors and opportunity for creativity that stimulate me in this craft! And, no one can tell you you're doing it wrong because it's your art form!
    GreekGoddesx GreekGoddesx
    41-45, F
    May 7, 2014

    ^_^ just got new letter beads in the mail.

    I can't wait to start beading and making bracelets. It's became a hobby of mine not long ago. Such a distracting thing and it's teaching me patience. ( kind of) ^_^
    hiddenhaylo hiddenhaylo
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 29, 2014

    Useless Facts On A Woven Piece

    I just finished the body of my newest piece, a Panda.    The piece measures 2 1/2in. x 3 1/2in. I used 15 different bead colours and a total of 2,619 seed beads. I also used just over 9 feet of thread. It is done in even count peyote stitch and it took me two...
    jojewel jojewel
    56-60, F
    10 Responses Apr 8, 2010

    Almost An Obsession

    I used to bead when i was younger and have recently started up again.  Its a stress reliever and I love creating things.  I dont know if i am any good but I dont care.  I love doing it.  Please feel free to take a look at http://www.etsy.com/shop/leahb99
    leeya010101 leeya010101
    Feb 23, 2010

    Beads Everywhere!

    I have so many beads!!!!!  I love it but gave it up for a long time because I was sharing an apartment with someone.  I hope to pick it back up.  I'm not a natural artist and have a hard time being creative and always seem to end up with all the wrong stuff to...
    shugabooga shugabooga
    41-45, F
    Sep 7, 2009

    I have a serious infatuation with beading!

    I love making handmade jewelry, lanyards, etc. I haven't explored enough with my beading technique in the 2 years I've been doing it, but I have made 200+ items that I proudly display on Etsy. I am looking for tips from tenured beaders and jewelry makers on technique and...
    whatev2014 whatev2014
    41-45, F
    Jan 6, 2014
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