5 Things to Love About Quick and Easy Projects (besides the fact that they're quick and easy!)
In my book, there's nothing more satisfying than completing a beadwoven project in 3 hours or less. In fact, I like to play a little "race the clock" game with myself–Can I finish this bracelet before the movie ends? Can I make a second earring before the meeting is over? Can I finish this necklace before we get to Grandma's house (don't worry, I don't bead and drive, my husband is the family chauffeur)?
In case a project being "quick" and "easy" isn't enough reason to give it a try, here are 5 more reasons, along with some of my favorite designs featured in our latest special issue, Quick + Easy Beadwork (Winter 2014-2015):
As I write to you today, our physical copies of Quick + Easy Beadwork Winter 2014-2015 are almost completely sold out, but the digital issue will always be available. Get your copy here.
If you're a designer and have projects to share in our next issue of Quick + Easy, we are accepting emailed submissions NOW through March 24, 2015. E-mail a high-quality photograph to firstname.lastname@example.org with "QUICK + EASY SUBMISSION" in the subject line. Include your name, contact information, and brief description of the project, including stitches used. Keep in mind that we do not accept projects that have been previously published in books and magazines or on websites (even on Facebook and Etsy). See our complete submission guidelines here.
Tell us what your ideal quick-to-stitch project looks like.
Editor, Beadwork magazine
P.S. We've received so much great feedback about this special issue that Beadwork will now feature a regular Quick + Easy column showcasing more great projects like these. Stay tuned for the debut of this column in our February/March 2015 issue.