Jun 26, 2014

Bead Along with Janice - Part Two

Here at beadshop.com, we love working on any project that allows us to use multiple stitches! After all, it helps us to both hone our skills and create a truly unique piece of jewelry. You can imagine how excited we all were to see that Janice did just that in Part Two of the Bead Along series. By using the macrame stitch to create the second wrap, she has taken this project to an exciting new level. We certainly hope you'll love it as much as we all do!

In this post, you will find an ingredients list and instructions to help you complete the second portion of this color study exercise. Remember that you can also view free video tutorials and handouts on our website. Also, please feel free to give us a call or send an email if you have any questions - we are always happy to help!

Great! Now that you've finished the second part of your bracelet, how about sharing it with us? We would love to see your progress! 

Of course, please don't forget to check back next week for Part Three of Bead Along with Janice! Thanks for reading, and happy beading! 

Jun 19, 2014

Bead Along with Janice - Part One

We absolutely love getting new product. In fact, inspiration often strikes immediately upon opening the boxes. This was certainly the case with our newest Czech glass two hole beads!

Janice, our founder and leader, loved these beads so much that she promptly set to work on a new bracelet. Then, she decided it would be fun to share the entire creative process with you! In her own words, “With the addition of the new Chexx beads, I felt really inspired to make a new bracelet. I’m not sure what I’ll do next week, but I love green, so that’s my Part One.”

We hope that you will join Janice in making a four (or maybe five!) wrap bracelet. Each week she will add a new section with new colors and other techniques. The project map with images, detailed instructions and a personal note from Janice is shown below. Please remember that you can also print handouts and view tutorial videos on our website at no charge. 

This week is macramé and laddering with Picasso Green Beads…

Wow! You should be well on your way to creating a beautiful new addition to your jewelry wardrobe. Please be sure to check back next week for Part Two of Bead Along with Janice. Happy beading!

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