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Gemstone and pearl tutorials from the archives

As you've seen this month, there are so many different types of designs and techniques that look great with the addition of gemstones and/or pearls.  Start with simple stringing, move on to knotting between your stones or pearls, add some wire work, experiment with embroidery, or even add larger accent beads to your bead weaving projects...the possibilities are endless!

As I started to look through the archives to find some good projects to share with you, I realized that I tend to use glass beads more than stones.  So in a few cases, you'll find projects linked here that feature glass instead, but it is soooo easy to see how wonderful they would be with stones or pearls instead!

Stringing projects - these include instructions on knotting

Turning a geode into a beaded pendant
A free form peyote necklace

Fibers and beads
Sunlit Seas necklace
Turquoise finger-woven necklace

Wire and Chain
Pearl dangle pendant
Faerie Bells necklace
Crocheted pearls necklace
Chain drop earrings
Free form wire wrap pendants

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