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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