Beginner Bead Stringing Resources and Free Projects

I am finding that there are many forms of beadwork.  When I look at my pile of supplies, I kinda go blank and am not sure where to start.  I am using my bottle cap pendants and scrabble tiles as focal points, which helps me decide on a color scheme, but from there, the techniques and design options are endless.  I have been scouring the web for tips and tutorials.  Here are some things that have grabbed my attention:

*  Witty Living; There are tons of free beading patterns for everything from bracelets to rings to prom jewelry.  I book marked this cute little rainbow necklace and earring set.  It is perfect to showcase one of my pendants as the focal point.
Find the link, here

beaded necklaces american cane glass
Here is another simple piece, good for showcasing a pendant:
beaded necklace project cheery heart
I love this wire wrap project, a technique that I have am excited to dive into:
wire wrap beaded necklace
*Jewelry Making Resource  Tons of free patterns/tutorials divided into Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced.  Some of the patterns are available only to subscribers, but subscription is free.
Here is a gorgeous and simple crystal bracelet, great for a Mother’s Day gift!
How to Make Bracelets
I am thrilled to combine what I learned during 100 Days of Polymer Clay (here) with bead stringing and wire wrapping!!!  I can’t believe I haven’t done this sooner.  Ok, yeah I can.  There are soooo many things I want to try!  That is what I love about this blog world.  Countless inspiring women and ideas.  Makes this ADD crafter’s brain go wild.  

*Beading Gem has a great Steampunk Tutorial Roundup, here.  I wouldn’t be being true to self if I didn’t mention steampunk!  Check out this beautiful gear necklace…

I hope this inspires you to go grab some wire and beads.  It is a super inexpensive way to get your creative fix!
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