Beading

Enameling and Jewelry Making with Sara Lukkonen at Bead Fest

If you think C-Koop is a cute nickname for former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, then it’s likely been awhile since you’ve visited a bead show or…

Beading with the Masters: Paul Gaugin

Beading With the Masters: Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin was a French post-Impressionist painter who, like many of his contemporaries, was unappreciated until after his death. He influenced painters like Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso,…

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

Beading With the Masters: Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin was a French post-Impressionist painter who, like many of his contemporaries, was unappreciated until after his death. He influenced painters like Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso,…

Beaded Bangles for Days

Beaded bangles are among my favorite beaded jewelry accessories–they’re stylish on their own or worn in stacks. Now that it’s time to break out short sleeves, sundresses,…

Watch and Learn: How to Make Textured Polymer Clay Beads

You can do almost anything with polymer clay. You can impress patterns into it, mold it, sculpt it, blend it, embed mixed media, paint it, embellish it…

Meet the Faces Behind Our Beading Online Workshops

When we take a beading workshop, whether online or in person, we’re participating in something that ties us to others through a common passion. The experience opens…

Enameling and Jewelry Making with Sara Lukkonen at Bead Fest

If you think C-Koop is a cute nickname for former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, then it’s likely been awhile since you’ve visited a bead show or…

Can’t Decide Which Bead Fest Classes To Take? Our Quiz Can Help!

With so many enticing workshops to choose from, the most stressful part of Bead Fest 2019 may well be deciding what classes you’ll take. If you need…

Beadwork and Bead Fest Artist Shanna Steele Invites Us Into Her Beading Room

Shanna Steele had four projects published in Beadwork magazine in 2017. Her edgy Heavy Metal Bracelet, made with 4mm metal rounds, was in the December 2016/January 2017…

Added Value: Using Gemstone Beads

Gemstones are an easy, ideal way to add color, value, and even a bit of sparkle to your designs. I can’t think of many gemstones that aren’t…

How to Make Meaningful Jewelry with Gemstones

Healing stones are a big trend in beaded jewelry right now. People wear mala beads and other meaningful gemstone jewelry for comfort, protection, balance, and other benefits.…

Beading with the Masters: Henri Rousseau

Henri Rousseau is a French post-impressionist painter whose story I find particularly inspiring. He’s one of my favorite painters, not just because I find his paintings beautiful…

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.…

Peyote Stitch: A Brief History

Humans have been making beads for as long as we’ve existed. The earliest archaeological examples of modern humans, Homo Sapiens, include beads made from durable materials. Stringing…

Peyote Power: Learn Peyote Stitch Basics, Plus 5 Fun Embellishments with Melinda Barta

Beginner-friendly yet rich enough to sustain even the most advanced designers, peyote stitch has secured its place in the hearts of beaders everywhere. Many of us fondly…

April Showers Bring (Beaded) May Flowers with Circular Netting

Don’t you love it when fashion trends and bead weaving collide? Spring flowers are a big trend in fashion this year and, of course, are always popular…

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…

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…