A Fun Bead Weaving Stitch Peas have them, pumpkins have them, even pigs have them. Spirals are bountiful in nature, and this square-stitched corkscrew makes a full, abundant fringe that you can add to just about anything (shown here, a lampworked grape-bunch pendant). Materials Size 15° or 11° Seed beads (A and B) Beading thread […]

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The last few weeks my suitcase and I (along with lots of tools, beads, and jewelry-making materials) covered lots of miles. Most of these miles were contained within the state lines of beautiful Arizona. While in AZ, I had the opportunity to attend the CHA show, Creativation, and the Tucson gem shows. There was much […]

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Designer Q&A: Agnieszka Watts Agnieszka Watts is one of our 2017 Designers of the Year. Her Desert Rose Bracelet is featured in February/March 2017 Beadwork. This bracelet consists of a netted base that showcases simple, eye-catching components. We recently asked Agnieszka how she got started beading, how she selects colors for her designs, and what […]

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#BusinessSaturday Glass bead artist, jewelry designer, and teacher Stephanie Sersich shares her thoughts on creating custom jewelry tags for your handmade jewelry designs. Q: Why did you decide to make custom tags for your jewelry? A: While I think my work looks uniquely my own, I wanted to assure buyers that they were purchasing a […]

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Grammy fashion is always a strange mix of crazy, classy, and just confusing. It’s the award show where celebrities feel free to, say, wear a skirt made entirely of Chuck E Cheese pit balls (large plastic beads?). This risk-taking, rock star behavior applies to jewelry choices as well, and makes the Grammys a great place […]

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