Beading

Throwback Thursday: Beadwork Magazine 10 Years Ago

Ten years ago, Beadwork magazine was undergoing a lot of exciting changes. In the February/March 2009 issue, we had a new editor in Melinda Barta, we began…

Kumihimo has a rich though under-documented history, including lacing together samurai armor and binding kimonos.

Throwback Thursday: Fun Facts About the Origin of Kumihimo

To most of us, the mention of kumihimo summons mental images of sparkly crystals, colorful cords, slotted foam discs (affiliate link), plastic bobbins, and fancy end caps.…

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BEADING TRENDS

Beading with the Masters: Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh is a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter whose life was fraught with failure, mental illness, and poverty. The way his life unfolded, ending in suicide, is…

Sensational Shaped Beads: Tila Beads

I fell in love with Toho’s Tila beads when they first came onto the market. The square, two-hole design makes it possible to create a huge variety…

Beadwork Magazine April/May 2019

Shaped beads have taken the beading community by storm—a storm that started in the early 2000s. Tila and tile beads were on the leading edge, soon followed…

Wire Art Jewelry Workshop with Sharilyn Miller

No wire art jewelry experience? No Problem! Discover all you will need to know to start creating stunning wire art jewelry with Wire Art Jewelry Workshop. Bestselling…

Throwback Thursday: Beadwork Magazine 10 Years Ago

Ten years ago, Beadwork magazine was undergoing a lot of exciting changes. In the February/March 2009 issue, we had a new editor in Melinda Barta, we began…

Beading in Unity Village: Samburu Women Claim Their Destinies

Down a dusty, rocky road in northern Kenya lies a special village of women who have chosen to live communally for survival and solidarity. They are women…

Sensational Shaped Beads: CzechMates Cabochon Beads

Two-hole CzechMates glass cabochon beads keep drawing my eye in beaded jewelry designs. They’re domed on the front and flat on the back, similar to traditional stone…

Beading on TV: The New 2700 Series of Beads, Baubles & Jewels

The new 2700 series of Beads, Baubles & Jewels is coming soon to a public television station near you! “A Sense of Place” is this season’s theme,…

Cool Stuff: New Beading Supplies in the April/May 2019 Beadwork

Each issue of Beadwork magazine brings you the latest in beading supplies. Here is the Cool Stuff from the April/May 2019 issue. These Super Snip scissors from…

Throwback Thursday: Who Would Wear It? Downton Abbey Edition

PBS’s Downton Abbey didn’t air THAT long ago–with the final episode airing on Christmas Day, 2015–but the era in which the show was set is a throw-way-back…

Beading Trends: DiamonDuos Shaped Beads

I reported on the popularity of the diamond shape in Beading Trends: Ooh La La Diamonds. One of my favorite shaped beads is the DiamonDuo and it…

Ode to National Craft Month + New Blog Hop

All March long we celebrate National Craft Month and what our chosen passions have brought to our lives. It’s sometimes with great thought and sometimes on a…

Explore Marcia DeCoster’s Right-Angle Weave (RAW) Without Fear

Right-angle weave (RAW) has a reputation for being complicated, but before you buy into that assumption, consider this: It starts with a simple ring of four beads.…

Tucson Gem & Jewelry Shows 2019 Roundup

Tucson is a wonderful town in Arizona, filled with diverse cultures. Tucson is a place where you can find a good meal, any time of day. Simply…

2019 Tucson Gem and Jewelry Show Gallery

The terms “holidays,” “summertime,” and “fall” likely mean something to you and your friends and family. Since you’re reading this, you’ve also likely heard or have used…

Throwback Thursday: Explore RAW Designs from the Turn of the Millennium

Flexible, versatile, and beautifully geometric, right-angle weave (RAW) has been tickling the edges of my mind lately. As evidenced by beading samples from Africa, the Philippines, New…

Beadwork Tells a Story with the Mythical Beading Collection

Mythological stories have inspired artists through the ages, and today is no different! We’ve put together some beading patterns that are inspired by mythology in the Mythical…

Sensational Shaped Beads: Arcos Par Puca

Arcos Par Puca burst into the beading world in the midst of the ongoing shaped beads craze. These beads quickly became a favorite of Beadwork’s contributing designers.…

10 Quick & Easy Bead Weaving Patterns

I’m a little bit obsessed with shaped beads these days. There’s such a huge variety and they allow for so many creative bead weaving patterns. Even though…

Featured Product Videos from the 2019 Tucson Gem and Jewelry Shows

New Finds from the Annual Tucson Gem Shows You Need for Your Next Design! |Sponsored| Time at the Tucson gem shows is like one big holiday where…