Beading

Bead Fest Philadelphia 2019 Is Open for Registration!

Get ready to hone your skills, supply your stash, and connect with other beadworkers and jewelry makers! Bead Fest Philadelphia takes place August 14–18, 2019, at The…

Beadwork 2018 digital collection

A Year of Beadwork Inspiration: 2018 Digital Collection

For beaded jewelry, 2018 was a beautiful year. The Beadwork 2018 Digital Collection is packed with innovative bead weaving techniques; twists on old favorites; and stitches using…

Bead & Jewelry Workshops

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Beadwork, F/M 2019 Print Edition

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10 Quick & Easy Bead Weaving Patterns
10 Quick & Easy Bead Weaving Patterns

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Beadwork December 2018/January 2019 Digital

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12 Designer of the Year Bead Weaving Patterns eBook

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Trillium Bracelet Beading Kit
Trillium Bracelet Kit (On Sale!)

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Crystal Beaded Bezels Online Workshop
Crystal Beaded Bezels Online Workshop w. Kelly Wiese

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BEADING TRENDS

New from Swarovski: Sparkling Beads, Pendants, Chatons, and More!

It’s always fun to take some time away from the office and head into New York City. It’s extra fun when this adventure includes stopping into Swarovski’s…

Playful Bead Embroidery: Embrace Found Objects with Sherry Serafini

There’s something magical about a found object, whether a rare find in a bustling bazaar or a forgotten charm oozing with mystery rather than intrinsic worth. Like…

Sensational Shaped Beads: AVA Beads

AVA beads are V-shaped, three-hole beads that add a geometric effect to bead weaving designs. Designed by Gianna Zimmerman, AVA beads have inspired beaders to make amazingly…

Bead Fest Philadelphia 2019 Is Open for Registration!

Get ready to hone your skills, supply your stash, and connect with other beadworkers and jewelry makers! Bead Fest Philadelphia takes place August 14–18, 2019, at The…

Kumihimo Wirework: 4 Quick Tips for Braiding with Wire

The beautiful braids achieved with kumihimo wirework lend themselves to a variety of finished projects. You can make stunning bracelets, statement earrings, striking pendants, and more, simply…

Beaded Flowers: Spring Blossoms Are Blooming

Spring is a time for fresh ideas, fresh starts, and fresh air! Growing up in the northeast, spring also means (to me) a last big snow, cold…

Throwback Thursday: Out of This World Beading Projects

Nothing says “timeless” like the cosmos. We’ve been gazing up at it for a couple hundred thousand years, and examining it more closely with telescopes since the…

Rough Gemstones and Their Meanings in Fast & Fabulous Jewelry

Beaded jewelry isn’t just about wearing a pretty adornment. We’ve been noticing a big trend in healing stones this year. It can also be something that concentrates…

Sensational Shaped Beads: Crescent Beads

Crescent beads are small, two-hole beads in the shape of thin, flat moons. They combine beautifully with other two-hole beads and seed beads to make interesting beaded…

Encrusted with Gold: What Do Insect Larvae and Jewelry Lovers Have in Common?

Are there days when you feel like retreating into a cozy, protective cocoon of your own making? And if you had the option, wouldn’t you encrust yourself…

Do-It-Yourself Wedding Jewelry for Any Style

Many brides are choosing to make their own wedding jewelry nowadays. Whether she wants to create something special for herself or for the bridal party, the 12…

Make Beaded Flowers: Melinda Barta’s Custom Cool Spring Blossoms

Melinda Barta is a talented artist and well versed in many skills. Bead weaving is one place where her creativity sings with a clear pitch, and never…

Download the Beads, Baubles & Jewels 2700 Series

The newest season of Beads, Baubles & Jewels is now available! Beads, Baubles & Jewels series 2700 features 13 episodes with ideas and inspiration for beaders and…

12 Bead Weaving Projects to Put You in a Springtime State of Mind

If spring was designed to be a time of creation and spiritual renewal, one must conclude that the universe also wants you to spend this time creating…

Sensational Shaped Beads: 4 Beading Projects with Honeycomb Shaped Beads

I used to keep honeybees and I’m still a beekeeper at heart. So, Honeycomb shaped beads combine two of my favorite things: bees and beads! Honeycomb beads…

Right-Angle Weave Projects from April/May 2019 Beadwork

The April/May 2019 issue of Beadwork magazine is chock full of beautiful projects, and many of them feature right-angle weave (RAW). I’ve selected some stand-out patterns that…

How Crafters Can Survive on a Deserted Island

For National Craft Month, we asked the beading team what craft ability they’d want if they were stranded on a deserted island. We know they love beading,…

Sensational Shaped Beads: Pip Beads

Springtime is here and everything’s coming up flowers. Pip beads are Czech glass beads that look like flower petals and are perfect in floral bead weaving designs.…

Explore Resin Jewelry Making with Susan Lenart Kazmer

In my article about trying a new craft for Spring, I mentioned Susan Lenart Kazmer’s Exploring Resin Jewelry Making video download. But it is such a stand-out…

A Rich Sense of Character: A Look Back at Patinas

The physical effects of dyes, pigments, and exposure to the elements have long fascinated us, especially with metals. It comes as no surprise then that patinas are…