Category Archives: Bead Projects and Ideas

Larissa Boiwka

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Larissa Boiwka is an artist and corsetière who resides in the beautiful, historic Olde Towne East district of Columbus, Ohio.  Primarily self-educated, she has studied corsetry, couture beading techniques, many fabric arts, and traditional clothing pattern making. She also teaches many classes on bead embroidery, historic hand embroidery, jewelry making techniques, and fashion design at […]

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Half Tila Circle Project

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Have you tried the Miyuki Half Tilas yet? The Half Tilas are two-holed beads, half the width and the same height as the original Tila beads. Here is a beautiful and easy project developed by our very own Bridget FitzGerald. It incorporates Miyuki Half Tilas and 11/0 seed beads to make circular rings. The rings […]

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Featured bead artist – Sherri Stokey

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           Sherri Stokey is an admitted jewelry junkie with a slightly obsessive personality, not to mention a bit of a perfectionist. Both can be great qualities in a working artist. She’s married and has two grown children and one adorable grandson. Sherri creates jewelry pieces using macramé techniques, knotting small cords, seed beads and other […]

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Seed Bead Multi-Strand Necklace

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This multi-strand seed bead necklace is sure to impress. Designed by Caravan Beads very own Joan Baldwin, this is a simple project that just takes a little time and patience. With great precision she made this necklace, stringing one strand each night until all 20 strands were finished. These are really tiny beads! This necklace […]

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Ultrasuede Laser Cut Patterns

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We’re starting to produce all kinds of wonderful pre-cut Ultrasuede shapes. The first three pendant examples are beaded and we’re working on collars, earrings and more wonderful designs. We’re really happy with how easy it is to work with these pieces, and think they will be especially great for teaching classes or production work. The […]

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Sherry Serafini

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Unusual objects and shapes become part of a new story as Sherry stitches beads and gemstones, one at a time, to a suede base.  Most pieces are born spontaneously as the beads and Sherry’s imagination dictate the design.  Sherry finds this meditative form of art to be a rich counterpoint to a society full of […]

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