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Feb. 25th, 2008 @ 10:32 pm [sticky post] Welcome

Welcome everybody. First thing first, please read the rules in community info.

My objective is to teach everybody who is interesting in beading to be able to bead. I know I may not be an expert but I love to share what I can do.

This is not selling community. This is not advertising community. There are other places for that.

I'm an easy person and I don't bite. Everything here is flexible. Feel free to ask questions if you're not sure about anything here.

Finally, I hope this community will be lively someday.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

beejang ,
Your moderator

PS. About the thread, most of my tutorials with crossweaving technique used fishing nylon thread, something similar to Beadalon Supplemax (0.25mm/8lb). You can hand weave it without needle. But if you are not familiar with it, just use fireline or your favorite thread with two needles on both ends. Or you can use Right Angle Weave if you don't like to crossweave. Just exit your needle at the bead where the threads cross and keep good tension.

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This is the tutorial index. I will update as frequently as possible.

Latest update : September 19, 2012



Latest update : September 19, 2012

Please click the photo for the link to the tutorial.

Technique

A spiral cord with one thread and 1 needle.kathy_kostinsky
A 4-sided bead rope with 1 thread and 1 needle.kathy_kostinsky
Easy Looming - Non square shapeskathy_kostinsky
  Spherekathy_kostinsky
 Kathrine Chainkathy_kostinsky
  Flower Rainbow Chain kathy_kostinsky
 Easy looming without many ends of basic thread. kathy_kostinsky
  Bar & Ring Togglebeejang

Bracelet

Rorolinabeejang
Twin Wavebeejang
Islanzadibeejang
Violet Rosebeejang
Rikkubeejang
Clarissabeejang
Floral Elegancebeejang
Reynabeejang
Festusbeejang
Amberlebeejang
Andrethbeejang
 Vairebeejang  
 Estherbeejang  
 Zeboimbeejang  
 Evelinabeejang  
 Crystal Bracelet #21beejang  
 Double Spiral Braceletbeejang  
Herringbone Bracelet #1beejang
 Crystal Bracelet #20 beejang
 Flower Spiral #1 beejang
 Crystal Bracelet #19 beejang
 Crystal Bracelet #18 beejang
 Crystal Bracelet Donut Thai Style Part 1 beejang
 Crystal Bracelet Donut Thai Style Part 2 beejang
 Crystal Bracelet #17 beejang
 Crystal Bracelet #16beejang  
 Crystal Bracelet #15beejang  
 Crystal Bracelet #14 beejang
 Crystal Bracelet #13 beejang
 Crystal Bracelet #12 beejang
 Crystal Bracelet #11 beejang
 Crystal Bracelet #10 beejang
 Block Bracelet #2 beejang
 Crystal Bracelet #9 beejang
 Crystal Bracelet #8 beejang
 Crystal Bracelet #7 beejang
 Crystal Bracelet #6beejang  
 Crystal Bracelet #5 beejang
 Crystal Bracelet #4 beejang
 Crystal Bracelet #3 beejang
 Crystal Bracelet #2 beejang
 Crystal Bracelet #1beejang  
 Block Braceletbeejang
 Crystal Watchbandbeejang  
 Donut Crystal Bracelet beejang

Necklace Tutorial

Golden Beauty    beejang
 Crystal Necklace #1      beejang  
 Crystal Cameo  beejang

Earrings

Golden Soutache Earringsbeejang
Crystal Earrings #1beejang

Ring

Candy Rings #1     beejang

Motif Tutorial

Cross Charmbeejang
Floral Elegancebeejang
Bead Ball #2beejang
 Heart #1beejang
 Beaded Beadgordissima  
a bead-and-bugle star.kathy_kostinsky
  Flower Motif #6 beejang
  Flower Motif #5 beejang
 Wirework Butterfly kathy_kostinsky
 Peyote Butterfly kathy_kostinsky
 Flower Motif #4 beejang
 Snowflake #2 beejang
 Star Charm #1 beejang
 Snowflake beejang
 Flower Motif #3 beejang
 Crystal Wreath beejang
 Flower Motif #2 beejang
 Flower Motif #1 beejang
 Bead Ball #1beejang  

Doll & 3D

Beaded 3D Schnauzer dogbeadangelflower
3Dbeading.comFree 3D beading patterns 3dbeading
 Crystal Doll #1beejang


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From:that_rara_avis
Date:March 24th, 2008 05:32 am (UTC)
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I just came upon your community.. it's exactly what I was looking for. I have seen DIY beading books in a nearby Chinese book store (I'm Asian as well) but I can't read Chinese or Japanese so I can't understand them fully and find the diagrams quite confusing.. it's great to see your easy-to-understand translations. I look forward to your future posts/tutorials! :)
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From:beejang
Date:March 25th, 2008 01:36 pm (UTC)
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thank you very much ♥
From:happyshirt
Date:November 19th, 2008 12:18 am (UTC)
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Hi bee jang

this is really good refence i can't understand the chinese pattern books in tables since i dont read chinese and the tables i cannot decipher.

How do i get access to view the patterns?

Thank you.
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From:beejang
Date:November 19th, 2008 04:12 pm (UTC)
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I also can't understand the Chinese table pattern, sorry. The best way is to find other patterns. LOL!

I posted the links for lots of bead books here.
http://community.livejournal.com/bead_tutorial/13168.html

But if you mean the pattern of some tutorials I posted in this communities, you are member now so you'll be able to view the pattern entries. If you need any specific one, please let me know.
From:happyshirt
Date:November 20th, 2008 01:50 am (UTC)

Figured it out

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THank you Beejang i finally figured out how to become a member of the community and can see your pattern posting now.

thanks.
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From:vala_sg_1
Date:September 12th, 2010 09:17 pm (UTC)
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Just joined the community last week and I want to thank you for all the awesome tutorials. I live in a place where glass beads are hard to find and Swarovski ones are insanely expensive, so I keep every pretty bead for something that's worth it and your pieces of jewelry sure are! Thank you once again for all the effort, I'm looking forward to new tutorials!
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From:high_the_ocean
Date:September 18th, 2010 04:46 pm (UTC)
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Hi! I just found this community, and it is absolutely amazing! You are so incredibly kind and wonderful for sharing so much with us for free. Your patterns are so clear even a beginner like me can follow them, and all of your photographs are very clear and beautiful. I am reading every single post and learning so much!
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From:chratz
Date:December 13th, 2010 08:21 am (UTC)
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omg, that's amazing. I have been doing some stuff with peyote and herringbone stitch and I am really looking forward to try some of the things mentioned here :)
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From:iusta_rum
Date:December 17th, 2010 08:03 pm (UTC)
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thanks!!!
this comm its exactly what i was looking for!!!
From:peanutsplat
Date:January 6th, 2011 06:52 pm (UTC)

WOW!

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I've just stumbled upon this community and have been a looking through your tutorials. THey're wonderfully detailed and all! thanks for the hardwork. really really appriciate it! must not be easy.
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From:misha_ry84
Date:February 11th, 2011 02:59 am (UTC)
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thank you so much ^^
From:nata101
Date:July 21st, 2011 11:24 am (UTC)

many thanks for patterns

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many thanks for patterns
who know there is take this pattern
http://s57.radikal.ru/i157/1107/b5/63a03975c911.jpg
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From:beejang
Date:July 21st, 2011 12:35 pm (UTC)

Re: many thanks for patterns

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From:ginette62
Date:October 3rd, 2011 01:08 pm (UTC)

Re: many thanks for patterns

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Thank you for all the patterns, this is very generous.

Merci!

From:mimi1030
Date:November 8th, 2011 08:25 pm (UTC)

You are amazing!

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I just can't believe how talented you are. I am so happy I found this site.Thank-you for taking the time to share and teach me.
Mimi
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From:beejang
Date:November 24th, 2011 09:19 am (UTC)

Re: You are amazing!

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Thank you!
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From:donci111
Date:November 23rd, 2011 04:31 pm (UTC)
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Hi, I'm just starting to learn beading. Your tuts are very easy to follow, thanks for it very much. I'd like to join your community.
I'll do the snowflake, never seen this design anywhere, I like it very much.
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From:beejang
Date:November 24th, 2011 09:19 am (UTC)
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You're welcome. Thank you. :D
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From:lanie2761
Date:December 7th, 2011 12:46 am (UTC)

Can you help me learn to make this?

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Hi Beejang, It is Elaine from USA and I am looking for a tutorial on how to make a Swarovski Pendant that looks like a frame, it is square with a hole in the center, kind of like a square donut and is made with 4mm bicone beads.
I could add a picture if I knew how to do that.....but I don't! Please let me know if you can help, and Thank you for all the help you have been before!
Elaine @ Lanie2761@aol.com
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From:beejang
Date:December 22nd, 2011 04:14 pm (UTC)
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I already sent an email to you. But if you read here again, please message me the photo of the frame square, I may come across some similar patterns.
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From:kapssaggi
Date:January 28th, 2012 05:26 pm (UTC)
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thnks a lot beejan for all the easy and awesome tutorials. keep up the good work.
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From:lanie2761
Date:August 6th, 2012 12:08 am (UTC)
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Hi BeeJang, Its been a while since I am able to contact you as I have been away! I have a question for you, can you help me learn to make a swarovski bicone pendant that looks like a square donut??
I have a picture of it but don't know how to add a picture on here!! Please let me know if you can help! Thank you, Elaine Buck
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From:beejang
Date:August 6th, 2012 09:24 am (UTC)
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I'll add you on FB. :D
From:silvate
Date:September 17th, 2012 03:57 pm (UTC)
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Thank you very much for the tutorials. I spent the whole weekend making some of the items here. Tutorial are very simple, easy to follow. I have been searching online but am yet to come across sites that have these nice designs with easy to follow tutorial. I wish you can add some more. Thank you once again
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From:Malin Tubert
Date:November 6th, 2012 11:15 am (UTC)
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Hi!
I´m new here and I´m amazed by all the things You can do with beads.
I´ll start with an easy pattern and see how it goes!
Looking forward to look back here for more inspiration and ideas. You have made some gorgeous jewellery!
Thank You! / Malin in Sweden
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From:kmem_ho
Date:January 10th, 2013 11:18 pm (UTC)
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Hi BeeJang,
Is it ok to teach these patterns to others? I will certainly give the link to the original tutorial here and give credit to this site.
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From:beejang
Date:January 11th, 2013 11:29 am (UTC)
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Yes, you can teach my patterns. No problem! :D
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From:kmem_ho
Date:January 12th, 2013 01:15 am (UTC)
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That is so nice! Thank you for your generosity and kindness!
From:yasminebijoux
Date:February 6th, 2013 10:07 pm (UTC)
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Hi Bee Jang! I have no idea what livejournal is about but I just created an account to be able to post a comment here.
I LOVE YOUR WORK! The tutorials are beautifully done and very easy to understand. I have successfully made many items from here, specifically a few weeks ago the crystal cameo bezel. Again, love it.
I hope it's ok, as I have a free blog in Portuguese I re-did the tutorial using my own pictures and instructions buti did name your site and yourself as the original design and creator.
Maybe you'd like to check it sometime? It's still a work in progress, just started it a month ago.
Please leave a comment on anything you like, Id really appreciate it!

http://yasminebijoux.wordpress.com/

Thank you for your kind work and wonderful artistic talent! And above all for sharing them with us!

Happy beading!

Yasmine
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From:beejang
Date:February 14th, 2013 03:51 am (UTC)
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Hello Yasmine! Thank you so much! I'd love to have your translation into Portuguese. Your blog looks great, I bookmark it and will check back often. ♥ :D
From:nellydon
Date:February 12th, 2013 10:41 pm (UTC)
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Hi Beejang,
Greetings from snowy London and to say thank you so much for your tutorials! Since my husband died I have found it hard to get back into my beading, I've done nothing for weeks, but your tutorials have inspired me to start again. Thank you so much xxx
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From:beejang
Date:February 14th, 2013 03:47 am (UTC)
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(((HUGS)))
From:pakehagal
Date:April 17th, 2013 06:27 am (UTC)
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New to livejournal and found your toggle and clasp tutorial. Best one I've seen and I just want to thank you .... now it all makes sense! Cheers
From:beaderjean
Date:June 4th, 2013 04:12 am (UTC)
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Just discovered your journal and am looking forward to making lots of these pie Ed. Thank you so much for sharing! :D
From:beaderjean
Date:June 4th, 2013 04:13 am (UTC)
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Oops! Should have said making lots of these " pieces" . :P
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From:Tina Williams
Date:September 22nd, 2013 09:16 pm (UTC)
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How does one end nylon cord and start a new line?
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From:beejang
Date:September 23rd, 2013 04:04 am (UTC)
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If it's crossweaving, I always tie both threads together and hide the knot inside the beads. Weave the remaining threads into the beads some more before cutting them off. Then, cut the new thread and just continue from the last bead you're working.

But if it's just nymo or fireline, you can just weave back into the beads and do half hitch knot.
http://bnb.jewelrymakingmagazines.com/How%20To/Basics/Knots/2001/07/Half%20hitch%20knot.aspx
From:dulcyg
Date:September 26th, 2013 09:26 am (UTC)
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hi,
I have just joined as I have come across your tutorials a few times.
do you ever record your tutorials and post the video?

you have beautiful work and thank you for sharing.
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From:beejang
Date:September 26th, 2013 12:29 pm (UTC)
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Hi and welcome!

I never do the video. Actually, I don't speak English often in real life so my speaking skill is very bad. lol :D
From:Margaret Millgate
Date:January 22nd, 2014 09:38 am (UTC)
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Just wanted to thank you for your tutorials. I have just completed the Reyna bracelet and am very happy with the result.
From:dotbinmo
Date:February 15th, 2014 09:26 am (UTC)
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Hi! Am new here. Found the tutorials from a link, and they are great! Love the big pictures...just what newbies need. Beautiful pieces, thank you for sharing them.
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From:marisaleiva
Date:April 23rd, 2014 06:16 pm (UTC)
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Hola gracias ser tan generoso por todo lo que ofreces yo soy muy nueva, espero aprender mucho :) un saludo Marisaleiva