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Beading Creativity, Bead Crafting, and Jewelry Making

Beading and jewelry making is a popular craft for hobbyists and professionals alike. Within Creativity Portal's collection of beading resources you'll find a growing cache of informative jewelry-related articles and Web resources that explain the jewelry making design process, and those that share online design tools, free patterns, jewelry making tips, techniques, and instructional how-to tutorials for your own creative bead and jewelry projects.

Beading & Jewelry Making Websources

Beading Design Jewelry
Home based jewelry business and design Guide. Hundreds of ideas and tips to inspire you to design and create unique bead jewelry designs that will give you an edge in the market place. A great resource for inspiration and innovation in marketing and designing handmade bead jewelry. Includes information on jewelry making, jewelry marketing, beading, beaded jewelry, handcrafted jewelry, and selling jewelry. Also see: Gloria-Jean Browne's Jewelry Business Articles on Creativity Portal.

Jewelry Making Professor
Jewelry Making Professor has many free jewelry making patterns and beading patterns on video. You will find jewelry making videos for bracelet patterns, necklace patterns, earring patterns, ring patterns, and even a few miscellaneous patterns. If you haven't yet tried making jewelry using online videos then you are going to be pleasantly surprised by just how easy and effective this learning method is. The videos are available 24/7/365, and you can view them anywhere and learn at your own pace.

How-to Instruction at Fire Mountain Gems & Beads
A huge library of how-to instruction, patterns, beading and jewelry Q-n-A, tips and techniques for new and seasoned beading enthusiasts. Features a Virtual BeadBoard(SM) beading project designer, a Web-based beading project tool that allows you to design your works of jewelry and beading art, save your designs, and order the components you need.

Artbeads.com Learning Center
A learning resource for the jewelry making enthusiast interested in free crafting projects and patterns using beads, charms, wire, chain, ribbon and other jewelry supplies and craft materials.

Auntie's Beads Jewelry Design Center
Visit the site's learning center for free beading projects, jewelry making design ideas, how-to project videos, birth stone color chart, and bead glossary.

Beadage Jewelry Instructions
Learn how to make handcrafted jewelry with free beading instructions, information, and projects. Features hemp, wirework, tigertail, and gemstone information.

BeadieFriends.com
Dedicated to providing beading enthusiasts with creative projects, patterns, and instructions. Features loom and peyote bead patterns, pattern library, and photo gallery.

Bead Crochet
Tips and techniques for bead stringing, crochet, stitchery, and loom weaving. You can even learn bead crochet through free animated online lessons!

Beaded Images
Specializing in Delica Beads and Books by Barbara Elbe. Features helpful beading, stitching hints, and reference charts. Includes free patterns for a lighthouse, a rose barrette, angel, kitten, and clown.

Beadwork at About.com
Beaded jewelry making ideas, discussion board, free bead patterns, tips, tricks, terms, and tutorials.

Beading Times
Monthly online magazine (e-Zine) dedicated to beading. Visit this site for beading and marketing tips, bead projects and beading history, design tips, Q & A columns, and featured bead makers.

Janet's Beadwork Patterns
Free patterns including: goose earrings, lava lamp, jellyfish neckpiece, umbrella earrings, deco loom work alphabet, poinsettia amulet purse, sea turtle earrings, lizard earrings, and nautilus earrings.

Jewelry Making at About.com
Guided community resource for jewelry making. Features a beginner's corner, tip of the week, wire projects, glass jewelry and bead projects, metal projects, macramé, and project galleries.

Jewelry Artist Magazine (Lapidary Journal)
Features a step-by-step project index on lapidary, beads, and jewelry-making. Includes articles and designers, shows and events, and other resources.

Personal Beading & Jewelry Making Sites

Kim Rostberg's Amulet Bag Patterns
Graph pattern templates you can download and use. Includes several amulet bag patterns and full-size photo gallery with project instructions.

How to Design a Bead Chain
Learn what tools and materials you'll need to make a basic chain of beads, and read an interesting article about bead collecting.

Evelyn's Beadie Page
Over 100 patterns and project instructions for beaded projects. Includes sun catcher patterns, beaded friendship pin patterns, and angel paper clips.

Kyal's Free Bead Patterns
Features free peyote patterns for a flag, Celtic wolf, drama masks, unicorns, butterflies, serpent dragon, sleepy kitty, dragonfly, sunflower, llamas, and fox pup.

Free Native American Beadwork Patterns
Free resource for Native American beading patterns and designs. Dozens of free patterns, many taken extracted from authentic and historic beadwork pieces.

Native Tech
Native American Technology and art relating to beading and weaving. Includes the use and techniques of glass beading, woven wampum beadwork, Seminole beads, and pendant types.

Updated 12/17/13