My 4 favorite blogs from Inside Jewelry Stringing Magazine

After you read our blog, do you skip on over to the Inside Jewelry Stringing blog? If you're not already doing so, I highly recommend you check out what our sister magazine is up to. The Jewelry Stringing editors blog three days a week, so you're bound to learn a new technique or hear about a new trend each time you visit.

Here are my 4 favorite blogs from Inside Jewelry Stringing Magazine:

1) Beadweaving Entries Now Accepted for Bead Star

Did you know this year's Bead Star contest is accepting-in fact, strongly encouraging-beadweaving entries? With more than $4,000 in cash prizes, you'd be silly not to enter! Plus, one grand-prize winner will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Bead Fest Philadelphia, our most popular Bead Fest event, which will be held August 23 to 25, 2013! The deadline for entries is May 24th, so you still have plenty of time to work on your creations.

Get more info on prizes, contest rules, and the 6 inspiring entry categories here.

2) How to Choose A Color Palette For Your Jewelry Designs

At Beadwork we get a lot of questions about how to choose colors that work well together when designing jewelry. Editorial Director Danielle Fox found a great online tool for making color palettes. Simply upload a photo that you've taken, then sit back and watch the tool pull out the dominant colors.
Check out Danielle's blog here for some color inspiration, and a link to the online tool.

3) Editors Share Their Ergonomic Beading Tips

This is personally one of my favorite topics as I often suffer from sore hands and wrists. From typing to lifting a growing toddler to beading, my hands get a lot of wear and tear. Here are some great tips to help avoid the pain, collaborated by Managing Editor Debbie Blair.

4) How to Find Free Technique Help

Don't forget about the wealth of information we have out there to help you with all of your beading questions. In this blog, Danielle shows you where on you can find helpful how-tos, illustrations, and videos. Danielle explains how to find techniques specific to stringing and wireworking, but beadweaving techniques can be found in the same locations.

Have fun connecting with our friends over at Jewelry Stringing!

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Have fun!


Melinda Barta

Editor, Beadwork magazine


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