Jennifer VanBenschoten

Portrait photo of Jennifer VanBenschoten, former writer for The Spruce Crafts.
 Jennifer VanBenschoten

Jennifer VanBenschoten is a beadwork designer and writer who serves as the online editor for Beading Daily.


  • Created jewelry-making web seminars to teach the basics of setting up a successful handmade jewelry business
  • Created and runs a beading shop on Etsy
  • Developed a series of designs for Beadwork Magazine



Jennifer VanBenschoten is a former writer for The Spruce Crafts. A self-taught crafter and jewelry-maker, she was "bitten by the beading bug" in college. In 2009, she became a fulltime beading expert, serving as Online Editor for Beading Daily, a part of the Interweave website. Jennifer also runs her own Etsy shop and creates beading tutorials and designs for multiple outlets.


Jennifer received a Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh.

Expertise: Beading, Jewelry making
Education: State University of New York College
Location: New York
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About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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