Jewelry Project Tutorials

Once you’ve gotten your feet wet with jewelry making, it’s time to take on some projects!  And naturally, I have some for you.

Intro to Bead Embroidery

Shall we get started?

About the Projects

I’ve tried to group the projects by technique used.  So I have projects with (for example) peyote beading, viking knit and more.

The projects are either a single piece of jewelry, or sometimes with multiple pieces.  All of them have not only the base project, but also ideas for different colors or other variations.

All of these projects were written by me, and with my own photos.  I didn’t swipe someone else’s work (which is really tacky, not to mention unethical).

How Are the Projects Delivered?

The projects are all downloadable ebook tutorials.  They are not paper books that arrive in the mail.  So once you select your project(s), you’ll receive a download link.  This means that no matter what time of day or night, you’ll be able to start reading your project ebook within a minute or two!

So — while you don’t get a paper copy delivered to you in the mail, you also don’t have to wait for it to arrive!

Is There a Cost?

With my project ebooks, I do have a small cost involved.  The ebook tutorials range in price depending on the technique and the number of projects included, but none are over $10.

Not sure you want to pay for something without know my writing style?  Check out my Basics ebooks, so you can get an idea of how I write my tutorials, and the kind of photos I take.  I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.  🙂

Project List

Here are the current projects that are available:

Odd Count Peyote Tutorial - "There Be Dragons!"

Odd Count Peyote Tutorial – “There Be Dragons!”

Odd Count Peyote Tutorial 1 – “The Odds are in Your Favor”:  I venture into odd count peyote in this tutorial, giving you instruction on how to do basic odd count peyote.  Then, I put you new knowledge to use with three different bracelets (and some variations).  Mix and match, you will have loads of fun with this tut!


"Renaissance Flair:" Right Angle Weave Tutorial #1

“Renaissance Flair” Right Angle Weave Tutorial #1

Right Angle Weave Tutorial #1 – Begin the Bling:  This is the first of my RAW tutorials.  It has four projects which range from traditional right angle weave to using large beads to a triangular weave.  Ever have problems stabilizing your right angle weave projects?  You’ll learn several ways in this tutorial!  Along with plenty of bling.  🙂


Beadweaving Earrings tutorial.

Beadweaving Earrings Tutorial #1:  This is the first in my series of beaded earrings tutorials, made with beadweaving techniques.  They are versatile indeed; you can make them as long or as short as you like, and the looks made with these projects are wonderfully varied!


Bead Embroidery Bracelets


Bead Embroidery Bracelets 1:  This ebook shows you how to make a bracelet with two different looks.  They may look complicated at first glance, but you will be surprised at how easy they really are to make!  And you’ll learn how to design your bracelet so that it fits you perfectly!


Even-Count Flat Peyote Bracelets: Three bracelets, each with one variation, all done in flat even-count peyote. Six bracelets total, with other color variations to titillate your senses!


Intro to Bead Embroidery

Intro to Bead Embroidery Components:  This is a big ebook, 60 pages in length!  If you’ve always wanted to try bead embroidery but were intimidated by the elaborate projects in books and magazines, then this is the book for you.  You get instructions on all kinds of bead embroidery projects that are quick and easy to make, but they look like you spent hours and hours on them.  Surprise!  Most of them you can start after lunch and be able to wear it that night.

Viking Knit Jewelry Embellishments

Viking Knit Jewelry Embellishments


Intro to Viking Knit Jewelry:Although it’s not primarily beading, this ebook walks you  through how to make Viking Knit jewelry — in a snap, you’ll be making your very own!  And of course, there are beaded options.


Viking Knit Jewelry Embellishments:  If you like beadwork and viking knit and wonder how to effectively put them together, this is the book you want.  From the ins and outs of using colored wire, to beadwork to including the beads in the weaving, it’s a wonderful tutorial.


Freeform Wirework Pendant


Freeform Wirework Beaded Pendant: Ready for a little freeform work?  Even if you’ve always make very structured jewelry, you can learn to work freeform!  Combine wire, beads and a little imagination, and what do you get?  A one-of-a-kind, gorgeous piece of jewelry!


Bead Embroidery Earrings 1:  These earrings are a great intro into the world of bead embroidery.  You’ll get three projects, simple to fancy.  The great part is that they are pretty quick to make up!


Can-Can Cabochon Necklace: Knock everyone out with this gorgeous necklace! The Can-Can combines bead embroidery with peyote stitch and stringing to create a glorious, one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry. You’ll learn to make the necklace, then see two variations…and some other goodies, too!

16 Responses to Jewelry Project Tutorials

  • Josephine says:

    Hello I just started to do bead work. Very simple and easy stuff. But i did a very crazy thing. I went way ahead of my self and brought out a beading vendor business. So now I have about 50 pounds of mixed beads coming in. I would really love to learn how to do bead embroidery. Something simple at first. I can’t seem to find and tutorials on them. Should i buy a book. What do you think is the best way for me to start?

    Love your work and hope to talk to you soon


    • admin says:

      Hi Josephine,

      Wow, it sounds like you have a wonderful dilemma, with 50 pounds of beads! But I’ll wager that soon enough you will find you need more if you get into beading. 🙂 Well, if you’re like me, at any rate, LOL.

      As to your question about bead embroidery, naturally I have to recommend my Intro to Bead Embroidery Components ebook. 🙂 It’s got a variety of projects and techniques in the 60 pages, and is geared towards someone just learning.

      If you have a bead shop in your area, you can check and see if they offer any classes. But if you don’t have a shop nearby, do it the way I did, with books and ebooks. I’ve also been lucky enough to take a class from the “master”, Sherry Serafini, but that wasn’t until after I already learned.

      I hope this has helped! And thank you for your kind words about my work — I appreciate it!


  • Alisa says:

    Is there a way to be notified when bead embroidery components part 2 is released? I love the gypsy bracelet you made.

  • Alice Ann Pennington says:

    need beads a cobochons for tutorial Sparkle and Shine in lime reen. Who sells these beads.

  • Barbara Williams says:

    I like your style it is very unique ,you are not afraid to try different colors,different beads.I hope that when I get more of your knowledge ,and experience I will make beautiful jewelry like your Dutch spiral bracelet and necklace .I really enjoyed your tutorials.

    • admin says:

      Thank you so much! It’s mostly just experimenting to see what works. I am sure you will make some beautiful jewelry — the most important thing is to have fun doing it!

  • Hi! Very nice work. I couldn’t find a place to subscribe. I’d like to see more of your creations and helpful suggestions. May I subscribe to receive even more information from you?

    Thanks for your consideration. I like your cheery attitude, too–more fun to read! 😉

    Best wishes,

    Michelle Bello in Bethlehem, PA

    • admin says:

      Hi Michelle,

      Thanks for asking! I have an email subscription form now on the sidebar, to the right (up near the top). Thanks!


  • Debra Berry says:

    I recently went on you tube to learn how to make a tassel pendant, very nice tutorial. 😛

  • Shirley says:

    Hi, I have a question..When I buy seed beads they are not all the same size..What do you use?

    • admin says:

      Hi Shirley,

      Not all seed beads are created equal (as you are seeing). I prefer to use the Toho seed beads, as I feel they are very consistent in size and shape. I also like the Miyuki Duracoat seed beads — very similar to the Toho. Czech seed beads are usually a fair amount less consistent, but that can be an advantage for projects like bead embroidery.

      I used to buy “off brands” of seed beads, but these days I stick to the Tohos and the Miyuki Duracoats. Hope this helps!


  • Annette Due says:

    Hi… Annette from Denmark here ;-)) If you buy the tutorial, (‘Intro to Bead Embroidery’) would you be able then to PRINT the downloaded ‘E-book’?? When buying a tutorial on Etsy, it arrives as a PDF-file… Best regards…

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