Beading
Jewellery makers tools on workbench, overhead view
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Storing your jewelry-making supplies properly is a must. It makes projects more efficient and hassle-free, and it gives you that total zen feeling of crafting clutter-free! If you're wondering where — and how — you can store your tools, wire and all those beads, here are some fun ways to make the most out of your crafting space.
Gayle Bird
close up of gold, red and blue beaded necklace on a black mannequin
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There are a ton of reasons for why people like to make their own jewelry. Maybe your tastes are on the pricier side, and you're looking to save some cash. Or perhaps you can never find the right accessories to match your style. Or maybe, just maybe, you keep walking past your local bead shop and are dying to dive in and play.
Rebecca Anderson
silver pieces of work in progress jewelry on a wooden workspace
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With all the decisions that go into designing a piece of jewelry, it's probably safe to say that choosing a clasp isn't exactly any designer's first priority. But if you choose the wrong type, you'll regret it.
Amy Latta
Small section of blue seed beads work in the  peyote stitch on a white background
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A piece of bead-woven jewelry, with its intricate matrix of shapes and colors laid out in neat rows like a brick wall, can be totally gorgeous. But also: daunting! You might think it's just too challenging to try.
Beginner
Carol's Top 5 Tips
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Carol shares her top tips for African helix stitch!
Fundamentals of African Helix Stitch
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Carol walks you through the structure and anatomy of African helix stitch.
Basic Stitch: Silver & Ceylon Bracelet
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Learn the basic stitch of African helix, while at the same time creating a beautiful bracelet!
Enhancing the Swirl Introduction
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Can you create swirl with only two beads per round? Of course you can, with Carol's guidance!
Enhancing the Swirl: Kalahari Oasis Lariat
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Practice the swirling effect by making your own Kalahari Oasis Lariat along with Carol!
Conclusion
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Thank you for coming along on this African helix journey!
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