Before we dive into today's beading tutorial, we have some exciting news that we're dying to share with you. A while back we asked our followers on social media to tell us what topics they're interested in and motivated to read. The results blew us away!
It turns out that most of our readers are dying to know how in the world they can sell their jewelry and... Make. More. Money! #sideincome
This caused us to completely re-think our current blog posts and emails. So, what can you expect from us from now on?
1- Weekly Beading Tutorials (Just like before)
Aaaaand… wait for it.....
2- Weekly Tips & Tricks for Selling your Handmade Jewelry and Making More Money
Who is this new and improved newsletter for?
- If you love to make jewelry and are wondering how you can turn your hobby into extra cash... this newsletter is for you.
- If you're currently working a 9 to 5 job, but wish you could quit and become your own boss...this newsletter is for you.
- If you want to keep your current job, but would LOVE to have some extra cash for unexpected expenses...this newsletter is for you.
- If you wish that your handmade jewelry would sell itself with absolutely no effort on your part....this newsletter is NOT for you. #hardworkpaysoff
But wait..there's more! We'll be sending you some pretty awesome articles with great information entirely FREE of charge! Yeap, you read that right, we won't be charging a dime for this info; all we ask for in return is that you:
b- Share our articles and tutorials with your like minded friends and family. Deal? Deal!
Ok, back to our beading tutorial of the week:
The beading techniques we'll be teaching you today are Three Fold:
First, you'll be learning how to create a knotted gemstone necklace. (YAY!)
Second, we'll teach you how to make a handmade tassel (Double YAY) and
Third, we'll show you how to put these two together to make a beautiful Knotted Gemstone & Tassel Necklace.
Usually, when I think of knotting necklaces my mind immediately goes to: pearls, pearls, pearls! Pearls are traditionally knotted due to their delicate nature. The knot serves to protect each pearl from each other and thus they don't peel or lose their luster.
Recently, however, we're seeing more and more knotted necklaces made with gemstones. No longer is this technique reserved exclusively for the delicate pearls!
Knotting TIP: Make sure you double check that the knot is large enough to hold the beads/gemstones. This is important because if the bead hole is larger than the knot you'll lose the desired knotted effect and the knot will hide inside the hole. If this happens simply make an additional knot.
If you've been following us for a while, you might have noticed our tassel inclined tutorials... and today, we're at it again. Tassels are extremely easy to make, plus if you get lost we've got you covered! We dedicated an entire tutorial to making tassels a while back, so go ahead and Check it out- here.
Scroll down to watch our tutorial for the week and leave a comment below telling us what your favorite part of the video was!
Until next time,
1- 3mm Suede Leather Cord with Glitter (4 Yards)
5- Gemstone Beads (Focal Point)
8- 4" Eye Pins
9- Thread Snips
11- 0.8mm Nylon Cord
12- Beading Awl
PS: All of the materials above are available for purchase in our online bead store! Simply click on any of the links to buy.