Exploring Hubble Stitch. Basic beading projects. - Svetlana.Gallery

Exploring Hubble Stitch. Basic Beading Projects.

Posted Svetlana Beading Ideas, Books

Even though Hubble stitch might remind you a Right Angle Weave (RAW) stitch when you look at the woven structure, it is quite different in many aspects. I picked up a book Hubble Stitch: Instructions & Inspiration for this Creative New Lace Beadwork Technique to try a couple of projects and find out how Hubble […]

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Snow Maiden Bead Embroidered Necklace - Svetlana.Gallery necklace design

Snow Maiden Bead Embroidered Necklace

Posted Svetlana Bead Embroidery, Design Laboratory

Snow Maiden Bead Embroidered Necklace idea was born as soon as I saw sparkling white druzy stones at Portland Bead Bazaar in November. Don’t we all buy beads and stones knowing exactly what we are going to do with them? Probably not. Well, not always. Snow Maiden is a character in Russian folk tales. She […]

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Beaded Christmas Tree Ornaments and Holiday Bead Patterns

Beaded Christmas Tree Ornaments and Holiday Bead Patterns

Posted Svetlana Beading Ideas, Tutorials

November and December are hectic months for beaders! Some make little gifts to give away at parties and gatherings, some create new Christmas tree ornaments, and others are busy selling their creations at holiday craft events. No matter what we choose to do, we are busy beading!   Choosing a holiday bead pattern. What to […]

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Crystallina Video Collection

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Crystallina beaded pendant and Christmas ornament is a quick and fun project for everyone who takes holidays easy! I created this video illustration for my little collection of Crystallina pendants. The collection is growing, and that is not a surprise. Crystallina is an easy-to-follow pattern and a lovely accessory that can be made in just […]

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Cutting Corners. Bead Embroidery Tip - Svetlana.Gallery beadweaving and bead embroidery designs, tips, ideas.

Cutting Corners. Bead Embroidery Tip

Posted Svetlana Bead Embroidery, Tips

When I started learning bead embroidery, I looked at many bead embroidery projects in their beginning stage. Whether we’re making a pendant or a component for a bead embroidered project, it is very common, that many of us start with a stiff rectangular piece of backing and a cabochon placed to the middle of it. […]

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Crescent Bead Patterns - Svetlana.Gallery blog about beading

Crescent Bead Patterns

Posted Svetlana Tutorials

Did you ever fall in love with a bead? Days go by, and you keep shopping around for more colors of the same beads, more patterns with the same beads, more design ideas with the same beads… Ahhh, I know how it feels! Especially, if those beads are Crescent beads! What are the Crescent beads? […]

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Earrings With IrisDuo Beads Free Beading Pattern Tutorial

Earrings with IrisDuo Beads Free Beading Pattern Tutorial

Posted Svetlana Tutorials

It is only wise to add a pair of earring to a favorite bracelet! When I discovered I could make Tyna bracelet with IrisDuo beads, too, I immediately started thinking of an earring design to pair with it. I didn’t have to wait long to have an idea. One sleepless and night and restless brain […]

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CRAW Stitch Bracelet Idea with Labradorite Beads - Svetlana.Gallery

CRAW Stitch Bracelet Idea with Labradorite Beads

Posted Svetlana Beading Ideas, Beads, Tips

Every one of us has a pack of beads in a stash that didn’t quite make it into a beading project. Not yet. There are million of reasons why. Some of them can even be excuses! I didn’t know what to do with them, or I couldn’t quite match the colors to use them in […]

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Right Angle Weave Stitch Basic Beading Instructions

Right Angle Weave Stitch Basic Instructions

Posted Svetlana Tutorials

Right Angle Weave stitch is one of the off-loom beading techniques. Beaders also use an abbreviation and call this stitch RAW. RAW is very versatile stitch and can be used for many different purposes in the beadwork design. To start experimenting you need to understand the basics of it. ABC of RAW In Three Easy […]

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Iris Flower Delica Bead Color Palettes - Palette #2

Iris Flower Delica Bead Color Palettes

Posted Svetlana Color, Design Laboratory, Photography

Do you get inspired by colors of blooming flowers? After a recent visit to an iris farm in Salem, Oregon I was so inspired by great colors of irises that I had trouble falling asleep for several days. I enjoyed looking at photographs I made and imagining designs I could create using these colors. My […]

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