Beading

Pantone Color of the Year 2019: What Do You Think?

The announcement of the Pantone Color of the Year seems to have a way of polarizing the public. The 2019 selection is no exception. Living Coral is orangey-pink,…

Are your photography skills worthy of the beautiful jewelry you make? Hone your abilities in Jim Lawson’s advanced online workshop, How to Photograph Your Jewelry: Beyond the Basics.

Test Your Jewelry Photography Smarts With Our No-Pressure Quiz!

When you hear terms like diffusion frames, histograms, and layer masks, do your eyes light up . . . or does your head start swimming? No matter…

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BEADING TRENDS

Fast & Fabulous June/July 2019: Call For Submissions

Calling all nature lovers and those looking for a challenge! The Beadwork staff is searching for nature and nature-scape designs for Fast & Fabulous June/July 2019 issue.…

Beads on the Menu: Food Inspires A Banquet of Shaped Beads

Maybe it’s the foodie in me, or maybe I was just hungry. Either way, the more I learned about shaped beads, the more I noticed how many…

Inspiring Beading Trends: Feathers

Feathers are popping up everywhere in trendy jewelry designs. From charms and pendants to beaded motifs and more, feathers are eye-catching beading trends with deep roots in…

Pantone Color of the Year 2019: What Do You Think?

The announcement of the Pantone Color of the Year seems to have a way of polarizing the public. The 2019 selection is no exception. Living Coral is orangey-pink,…

Beadwork Presents: 12 Designer of the Year Bead Weaving Patterns

If you’re the type of bead weaver who doesn’t shy from a challenge— these 12 Designer of the Year patterns will give you the sense of accomplishment…

Do the Hubble! Hubble Stitch, That Is

The hubble stitch, brought to us by Melanie de Miguel just a short time ago, is one of the newest stitches to hit the beading community. From…

Beading Inspiration Around the World

Travel is so inspiring! Breathtaking views, exciting food, and that sense of getting away from it all are just part of the beauty of hitting the road.…

Jewelry Trends and Beyond: How to Make Statement Pendants

We have all heard of the “statement necklace”–massive bibs full of beads, sparkle, chain, and charm. Now, among current jewelry trends is the “statement pendant.” For spring…

Fresh Beading Style: Chevrons

Chevrons are one of those trends that never go out of style and they’re back in a big way this season. Plus, they’re one of my favorite…

Editor’s Guide to Creativity in Beading

No matter the season, I feel like those who create always put themselves last on the list. We take care of business, take care of our families,…

Bead this Free Christmas Tree Pattern with Shaped Beads

After all the presents are unwrapped and the Christmas eggnog has been consumed, you might find yourself with some down time today. If so, consider beading a…

Beadwork Celebrates Over 20 Years of Publication

Over forty years ago, Linda Ligon founded Interweave on her dining room table. Handwoven, Spin-Off, and PieceWork were born. Over twenty years ago, Beadwork was launched as a special newsstand-only…

Circular Netting: Beadwork Magazine December 2018/January 2019

In life, there are times when it would be good to just stop, slow down, and tune in. You know—when it seems like the universe is tapping…

Two More Self-Care Ideas for a Cozy Fall Day

In our self-care series, we’ve covered four ideas on what to do on a gray fall day to get your creative juices flowing and chase away the…

5 Beading Books to Add to Your Holiday Wish List Today!

There’s nothing wrong with making holiday wish lists as an adult, especially if they’re filled with beading books! When you add to your beading library, you aren’t…

Happy Hand Turkey Thanksgiving!

As an ode to Thanksgiving, some Interweave staff got together and cranked out serious hand turkey action. They went beyond the construction paper angle, and included fiber along with many other…

More Than 100 Reasons to Master Peyote and Herringbone Stitch

Did you know that peyote stitch and herringbone stitch are the two most popular stitches in beading today? They are! It’s with that knowledge that authors Melinda…

Highlights from Beadwork Magazine December 2018/January 2019

I’m already looking ahead to next summer as soon as the leaves start to fall. Raking leaves is also a reminder the holidays are right around the…

Let Bead Embroidery Take You By Surprise in Kinga Nichols’ Online Workshops

Part of the fun of bead embroidery is allowing the combinations of components to surprise you. So says Kinga Nichols in her series of five online workshops…

Self-Care Ideas for an Educational Fall Day

In our last self-care post, we talked about how the tactile experience of a real paper book in your hands just feels cozy and warms the heart.…