Beading

W.O.R.D. Cello Bracelet Variations

Mella Fay Leibrand from Chesapeake, Virginia, was inspired by Kim West’s Cello Bracelet (April/May 2019) to play with the shapes that could be created with the Arcos…

grandmother, mother and granddaughter threading wooden pearls together

Raised by a Maker: Those Who Gave Us the Gift of Crafting

At a family breakfast this weekend, Mama, my aunt, and my uncle talked about crepe paper flowers my grandmother made when they were little. My uncle remembered…

Bead & Jewelry Workshops

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Beadwork, June/July 2019

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

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Peyote Stitch: Basics and Beyond Online Workshop with Melinda Barta

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12 Designer of the Year Bead Weaving Patterns eBook

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Cubic Right-Angle Weave: Fundamentals Online Workshop with Marcia DeCoster

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

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BEADING TRENDS

The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry: Understanding Essential Quilled Paper Shapes

At first glance, the shapes used to create quilled paper jewelry can look intimidating and fragile. As author Ann Martin shows us in her book The Art of…

Elegant Beaded Jewelry for Weddings and Special Occasions

There’s something about springtime, beautiful fresh flowers, warmer weather, and the lure of being outside that somehow leads us to June weddings! No matter the season, really,…

Custom Cool: Bead Weaving Sparkly Wheels

These fun rings are the result of collaboration between three beaders. Nikia Angel started making her Sparkly Wheels more than a decade ago. Today, Ludmila Raitzin and…

Bead Looming Projects from June/July 2019 Beadwork

The June/July 2019 issue of Beadwork magazine is sure to please the bead loomers out there, and tempt those who have yet to try their hand! Let’s…

Fast & Fabulous Statement Necklaces for Summer: Make Tonight, Wear Tomorrow

The end of the school year is upon us and it feels like time is starting to move in fast-forward! There are gifts to be made and…

W.O.R.D. Cello Bracelet Variations

Mella Fay Leibrand from Chesapeake, Virginia, was inspired by Kim West’s Cello Bracelet (April/May 2019) to play with the shapes that could be created with the Arcos…

Beadweaving Basics: Do You Know These 4 Fundamentals From Tammy Honaman?

When starting a new hobby, everyone starts at the beginning. The good thing is you won’t be a beginner for long! All the people who have gone…

Bead Weaving Projects to Satisfy the Call of the Ocean

The ocean is calling and inviting me over. I can’t make it right now, so instead will create. For me, creating is the next best thing to…

Make Beaded Mandala Jewelry Projects

Mandalas are ancient, sacred symbols that have found their way into modern culture through beaded jewelry, textile motifs, yoga fashion (affiliate link), and more. According to mandalaproject.org,…

Use Your Treasures in Special Occasion and Wedding Jewelry and Accessories

Can you believe it’s almost May? And with May, wedding season often begins. Most of my social circle is long married and their children aren’t quite marrying…

Enough Waffling: Learn Cubic Right-Angle Weave with Marcia DeCoster

If right-angle weave is a crêpe that can be stacked, sprinkled with tasty toppings, or rolled into a floppy tube, then cubic right-angle weave (CRAW) would be…

Beading Projects: Bead Up a Garden of Critters

The seasons change, and no matter where you are, by the time the change comes, you’re more than ready for the splendor — no matter what that…

10 Seed Bead Tips, Facts, and More!

While roaming the aisles at Bead Fest, I overheard a few ladies talking about beads – seed beads, that is. They were trying to help each other…

What’s Old is New: Macramé Jewelry Making

My mom is a macramé wizard. Growing up, we grew spider plants in handmade macramé hanging planters (affiliate link). I remember combing through a stack of macramé…

Jewelry Design Translations from Beadwork June/July 2019

The beautiful BARGello Bracelet design on the cover of June/July Beadwork magazine is Michelle Gowland’s translation of the traditional Bargello needlepoint embroidery technique. She executed the design…

Cool Stuff: Exciting New Beading Supplies from Beadwork

For each issue of Beadwork magazine, we comb through a host of new beading supplies and products to bring you the latest and greatest in the bead…

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…

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…