Beading

Colorful Inspiration for National Relaxation Day

August 15 is National Relaxation Day. If you’re like me and not being productive makes you feel like a slug, celebrate National Relaxation Day with me and…

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Cool Stuff: Jewelry and Beading Supplies from Beadwork

Each issue of Beadwork magazine features the latest beading and jewelry-making supplies we can find. From seed beads to clasps to tools—we cover it all. In the…

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Beadwork, August/September 2019 Digital

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10 Quick & Easy Bead Weaving Patterns Vol. II eBook

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Bead Embroidery: Successful Edgings and Fringe Online Workshop

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12 Designer of the Year Bead Weaving Patterns eBook

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Cubic Right-Angle Weave: Shapes Online Workshop

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Fast & Fabulous Inspired by Nature Pattern Pack

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BEADING TRENDS

Geometric Bead Designs and Origami: Journeys in Math and Art

Are you an analytical, logical math whiz or are you the free-spirited, artistic type? I don’t know about you, but I’m annoyed by questions framed this way.…

How to Use a Bead Loom: 10 Things You Must Know

Bead looming is a fun and easy technique that began long ago as a Native American decorative art form. Looming has evolved over the years and is…

Beading with the Masters: Meredith’s Favorites

When I started writing the Beading with the Masters series a year and a half ago, I set out to learn about some of the artists I…

Colorful Inspiration for National Relaxation Day

August 15 is National Relaxation Day. If you’re like me and not being productive makes you feel like a slug, celebrate National Relaxation Day with me and…

Bead Fest Special Events: A Jewelry Art Experience

Bead Fest is the East Coast’s largest beading and jewelry destination, with nearly 150 workshops, wholesale and retail vendors, an Inspiration Playground, and more. This year’s event…

The Gift of Beading: Quick & Easy Projects

Quick and easy beading projects are always welcome in my studio, but they become essential as the calendar turns another page, and we inch closer to the…

See the Stitch: Master Bead Crochet with Candice Sexton at Bead Fest

I will admit it. Right here. Right now. I still have yet to achieve bead crochet success. I’ve taken workshops on this technique but have yet to…

Make Stunning Jewelry with Beading Artist Leslie Pope

No matter the bead show, Leslie Pope will be there with the biggest smile and most positive spirit. I recently spent time with Leslie at the Bead…

Inspired by Nature: 7 Fast & Fabulous Jewelry Designs

Nature is a powerful source of inspiration for people who love making jewelry, whether it’s a trip to the beach, a walk through the forest, taking in…

Circular Netting: The Hero of Multi-Hole Beads

One of the newer stitches to the scene, circular netting is the hero of multi-hole shaped beads. It allows thread paths to be worked circularly through “inside”…

Make Plans for the 2019 SoCal Bead Shop Hop

The Southern California Local Bead Store Association (SCLBSA) will present its 2019 SoCal Bead Shop Hop on two consecutive weekends: Friday-Sunday, September 6-8 and 13-15. During the…

Meet Kim Leahy and Create With Her at Bead Fest

I had the pleasure of meeting Kim Leahy in Tucson during the “gem shows.” She had just completed her Champagne Luster project for Beadwork magazine and was…

Join Bead Weaving Star Diane Dennis at Bead Fest

At Bead Fest you can meet a lot of beading celebrities. Diane Dennis is one of them! Diane has been working with Beadwork and teaching at Bead…

Sensational Shaped Beads: O Beads

O Beads are versatile, pressed donut-shaped glass beads that add an eye-catching dimension to beaded jewelry designs. Sabine Lippert, a former Beadwork Designer of the Year, developed…

Make Beaded Beach Jewelry for Summer Fun

There’s nowhere like the beach for a dose of relaxation and inspiration. The salty air of an ocean breeze and the sounds of waves hitting the shore…

Contemporary Geometric Beadwork: An Update

We first introduced our readers to the Contemporary Geometric Beadwork (CGB) movement in our December 2018/January 2019 Bead Buzz in Beadwork magazine. The movement has been growing,…

Beading with the Masters: Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo is a Mexican painter who has been described as a surrealist or a magical realist. Her work has been very important socially and politically to…

Mindfulness and Healing with Gemstones and Other Natural Materials

Mindfulness is the practice of being present and in the moment. Taking a beat to catch your breath, then taking a deep breath while listening to the…

Vintage Modern: How Jewelry Chain is Made

Any jewelry designer worth his or her salt has a favorite source for jewelry chain. There’s something special about chain that suits your design perfectly, drapes well,…

Our Bead Fest Wish List: Classes We Want to Take, Supplies We Want to Buy!

Bead Fest feels like a big party to me. So many people come together to celebrate jewelry making and beading. Talented instructors set up shop to share…