Beaders and Jewelry Makers Create and Connect with Beadwork
This has been an amazing year in beading and jewelry making. In the Beadwork office, we’re inspired by fresh patterns from our contributors, Cool Stuff beading products, and the designs shared with us, as you’ve tried a new stitch or put your own spin on a pattern from the magazine. We love hearing from you!
As we wrap up the last issue of 2019, we want to take a moment to thank you—our readers, contributors, and advertisers—we’re grateful for your passionate support. Beadwork has been published for over 20 years because of you. Together, we make a great team and move the needle forward (pun intended) on advancing our art.
Beadwork Designers of the Year
Speaking of art! Thank you to our three talented and generous Designers of the Year—Wendy Ellsworth, Susan Sassoon, and Zsuzsanna Veres aka Vezsuzsi. These three women shared their design expertise and offered us a peek inside their creative lives. We appreciate their willingness to share their insight with our readers, enrich our lives through their muses, and encourage us to expand our repertoires with their enticing designs and creative ideas.
As we begin the New Year, we’re excited to introduce new themes, new departments, new contributors, and more. We take your feedback very seriously, and we’ll continue to feature diversity in stitches and beads, with innovative designs you’ll want to make. Please continue to submit your new designs and patterns to us: bwsubmissions (at) peakmediaproperties (dot) com.
Connect With Us
Beadwork is our keystone, but there are many ways to connect with us. You’ll find patterns, eBooks, and other products in the Interweave Store, plus you can subscribe to our newsletter that features a mix of new content and highlights from the magazine. You can also follow @InterweaveBeading on your favorite social media channel. We’ll look for you online and during our travels as we attend beading and jewelry-making events, including our own, Bead Fest!
More, More, More!
We bring you more and more sparkle in Fast & Fabulous! Join your favorite Beadwork designers as they put on the glitz in their latest project.
Also in this issue of Beadwork, we’re highlighting beaded ropes! We have Mr. Wilson, a bead-crochet pattern from Karen Ovington.
Maggie Thompson shares her kumihimo expertise in Solar Flare, a convertible kumihimo design.
Carol Cypher pushes all our boundaries with a reversible polygon stitch beaded rope, aptly named Two Sides to the Story.
And last but not least, Marianna Zukowsky’s Jubilee Rope brings a smile to my face and hopefully yours as you work up this sparkling, colorful and adjustable bracelet.
From all of us at Beadwork, we wish you and yours a wonderful, inspiring holiday season and all our best wishes for a great year ahead.
Beadwork Editor in Chief, Group Editorial Director for Beading & Jewelry