Beading

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…

left to right: Holly Cooper uses a Hot Head torch to layer color upon color. PHOTO: TAKAYUKI MATSUZAWA. Holly Cooper draws inspiration from a variety of cultural and historical traditions to make unique glass beads. PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE ARTIST. Kristen Frantzen Orr uses her background in watercolors to create colorful beads. PHOTO: DAVID ORR. Beadwork O/N 19

Beadwork October/November 2019: Lampwork Beads and More

Lampwork beads hold a magic in them that’s hard to describe. For me, they ignite a passion, a need, and make my mind water, like my mouth…

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BEADING TRENDS

How to Buy Lampwork Glass Beads

Lampwork glass beads are miniature works of art that are painstakingly crafted, passionately used in jewelry design, and lovingly collected. Learn how they’re made, along with the…

Go West! Beaded Jewelry Ideas

The American West is a font of creative inspiration for bead weaving, jewelry making, and arts of all kinds. From color choice to design motifs, and stitches,…

5 Simply Seeds Projects: Gorgeous Bead Weaving Using Only Seed Beads

You’ll find Simply Seeds projects in many issues of Beadwork magazine. These are projects that are “strictly seed beads”—and other beads that you may have in your…

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…

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…

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…