Bead Crochet GIVEAWAY!

Candie Cooper bead crochet kit giveawayYou know what I’m excited about?!

MY NEW VIDEOS WITH INTERWEAVE!!!  I did four of them, but the one that I’m celebrating today is “Bead Crochet!”  This is one of my most very favorite techniques that I just happened upon doodling around one day in the studio (and Universe, it would be great if these moments could come a little more often).EP12670In this video I show you how to make a necklace and earrings with super stretchy beading elastic, Elasticity.Bead Crochet Giveaway KitJewelry Making DIY Bead CrochetThe cool thing about it is the necklace can convert easily into a bracelet like this.  I’ve taught this class multiple times at Bead Fest and each time it sells out.  Now you can enjoy it in your lazy-girl chair and pjs right at home. Giveaway from Clover Needlecrafts,, Candie Cooper & Interweave

To celebrate this video release, my friends at Clover Needlecrafts,, and Interweave are kicking in everything you need to create your own bead crochet necklace.  Thanks guys!  See below for how to enter and lots of luck to you!

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CONGRATS TO KAREN G-R!!  Happy crocheting!!

Simple Bead Stringing

This post brought to you by JesseJamesBeads.comHow to string beads for a bracelet using JesseJamesBeads.comI’ve been coveting these teal beads from for a long time.  This is one of my very most favorite colors.  It makes me think of the ocean.  I feel calm just looking at it.  After all, if we can’t be at the beach, we might as well be beading.
Simple stringing tutorial from Candie Cooper and Jesse James BeadsSupply list:

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Acrylic flower bead

7″ Bead Strand in your fave color


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Wire cutters
Beadalon 49 strand gold wireString those beads.  You know, like we do!  I used the order they came on the strand, but you can shake it up and make your own.  Jesse James Beads has a garden of acrylic flower beads right now.  Pick one (or a few because they are so dang sweet).
Simple bracelet stringing tutorialSparkle is something that almost all JJB strands have a touch of and that’s perfectly ok with me.  I support sparkle.
Unique boho beads from JesseJamesBeads.comCheck the fit.  You could use a ruler for sizing, but who knows where it is!  I blame my husband.
Sparkly clasp from JesseJamesBeads.comSecure the loop end of the toggle to the beading wire with a crimp bead.
Crimping pliersPlace the crimp bead in the “U” shape notch first on the crimping pliers and then turn it 90 degrees and place it into the “eye” shape.  Smoosh it down, rolling the crimp over.
Stringing tutorial with JesseJamesBeads.comSlide all the beads next to the finished end of the bracelet…  P.S.  That’s a pastel drawing of oranges my great great gram did.  It’s one of my most favorite possessions.
Crimping beads on a wire tutorialand crimp the toggle to the wire.
DIY BRACELET with JesseJamesBeads.comPerfectly simple.
How to string beads for a braceletThirsty for more?  Seed Bead Bracelet tutorialCheck out my “Seed Bead Bracelets” tutorial on the blog.  It’s another one of my fave projects over there.