XQ Designs

Biography

Jane Chew aka XQDesigns is the chief editor of the popular blog www.handmade-jewelry-club.com. Started jewelry making as a hobby few years ago, she has then ventured into the business of publishing. You can follow Jane at the following jewelry making resources:
www.diylessons.org
www.diybeadingclub.com
www.handmade-jewelry-club.com

Where to find XQ Designs online


Books

Beaded Bezel Cabochon Pendant: Beading & Jewelry Making Tutorial Series I20
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General
Bezeling a cabochon is fun! Once you learn it you'll never want to stop but continue to weave around the cabochon, exploring possible ways how to embellish the piece. In this tutorial you'll learn how to combine Right Angle Weave and Peyote Stitch for bezeling. You'll also learn how to use Ladder Stitch for creating the bail.
Rose Beaded Ring Beading & Jewelry Making Tutorial Series T79
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 970. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General
This is an interesting beading project.Through this tutorial, you will learn how to make to a ring band using right angle weave technique (RAW). RAW is one of the easiest stitches to learn. When two needles are used, it is often called cross-weaving (because the threads cross in opposite directions through the beads) and is the basic stitch used for Japanese-style beadwork.
Delphinium Wire Ring Band: Wire & Jewelry Making Tutorial Series T91
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 980. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General
This beautiful creation is made of gemstones that formed the elegant flower inspired from Delphinium - a winter flower. The ring is made of copper wire threaded with seed beads. It is a simple to do project. This tutorial shows you detailed pictorial step by step guides by applying wirework techniques.
Easter Basket Chain Maille Necklace Chain & Jewelry Making Tutorial Series T111
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,040. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General
Here’s another simple and beautiful chain maille design created by XQDesigns. The piece is a double purpose piece because it can be used as a pendant/necklace or earrings. In this tutorial, we have added a bonus on how to use it as earrings. Chain maille is a technique that if you only use your imagination you can create wonders with it.
Fly Can Be Pretty Too: Wire & Jewelry Making Tutorial Series T99
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,500. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General
Learn how to use simple materials and turn them to a beautiful insect. The fly pendant is a very versatile design as you can come up with your own design by altering the technique. You can alter the size of the pendant, add more beads or position the spirals differently to come up with your own unique design.
Sparkling Wire Butterfly Pendant Wire & Jewelry Making Tutorial Series T104
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,070. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General
This Sparkling Wire Butterfly Pendant is a variation of the Butterfly Wire Jewelry. The tutorial shows you a step by step guide on how to create loops and weave with bicone crystals and seed beads. You are free to use any color of crystals and seed beads, and turn your butterfly’s wings with sparkle. I hope you will enjoy making the jewelry!
Twisted Earrings Wire & Jewelry Making Tutorial Series T163
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 820. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General
Play with your wires, twist and twist and make a pair twisted earrings! This tutorial does not need any special technique. You are just playing with wires as you twist and create vine-like wires or branches. The design is unlimited. You can use any size and type of beads and twist as many times as you like, making the branches longer or shorter.
Kid Bracelet: Beading & Jewelry Making Tutorial Series T157
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General
Learn how to bead a flower shape motif, link them together to turn them into a bracelet, perfect for your sweet little girls. With this tutorial you'll learn right angle weaving in circular motion, which created the flower. The tutorial is catered for confident beginners to intermediate who at least have basic knowledge of right angle weave, but anyone who loves to learn this basic weave.
Daisy Beaded Bead Ring: Beading & Jewelry Making Tutorial Series T131
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 780. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General
Here is a design with many possibilities. Once you learn how to weave a daisy-like beaded bead, you can turn it into a pendant. If you create several pieces and link them together you can create a bracelet or a necklace. In this tutorial, we’ll teach you how to do cross weaving to create a daisy-like beaded bead and then use right angle weaving technique to turn it into a beautiful ring.
Woven Butterfly Ring Wire & Jewelry Making Tutorial Series T88
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 940. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General
This design is based on the theme of butterfly. It shows you how to make these butterflies through detailed step by step pictorial guide. Just like real Butterflies, you can apply the techniques to come up with many variations of species, color, mood and look. I encourage you to explore and discover from this wonderful tutorial!
Square Patch Bracelet Beading & Jewelry Making Tutorial Series T118
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,380. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Learn how to create square components and turn them into a beautiful beaded bracelet. This tutorial will give you an idea how you can use a simple square component by combining and attaching them so you can turn them into a beautiful beaded jewelry. You can also use the component as earrings or charms.
Amber Rays Earrings Beading & Jewelry Making Tutorial Series I24
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General
I love the sun, especially the rays I see every morning. It makes my day bright, happy and alive. So did when I created this bezeled earrings. I wanted to make a pair of earrings that will mimic the sun rays. In creating the earrings you need a basic knowledge of Peyote Stitch and Right Angle Weave.
Beaded Earrings Jewelry Making Series
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 720. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General
One of the common problems for beginner to learn beading through book is that it is rather difficult to understand the beading diagram. Hence, with beginners in mind, this tutorial shows how to make a pair of beaded earrings using pictorial step by step guides. The main technique taught here is right angle weave. There are total of 9 steps with 30 images in this tutorial.
Wire Woven Dangling Pendant Wire Jewelry Tutorial
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,030. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General
Learn how to make this classy looking pendant. This design requires only basic materials ie copper wires and some beads or gemstones. By learning this technique, you will be able to come up many variations of designs! This tutorial comes with 24 detailed step by step pictorial guides.
Jewel In A Little Basket Wire Jewelry Making Tutorial Series
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 850. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art - how to
Ever wonder how to get the bead inside a little wire basket? Seem impossible? Well, this lesson shows the tricks to place a bead within the cage. But mastering the skill, you can use it to form a earring, necklace or bracelet. This tutorial requires simple materials such as soft wire, ear wires and round beads. The tutorial contains detailed 18 step by step pictorial guides.
Learn to Bead An Umbrella Ring!
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Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 970. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art - how to
This is an elegant and beautiful ring based on the concept of an Umbrella! I am using sparkling crystals and seed beads to make this ring. The tutorial comes with pictorial step by step guides. So it is easy to follow even for a beginner.

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