Beading

Expert Advice on Beading for Beginners

A few years ago, we asked a handful of contributing designers to Beadwork magazine to share advice on beading for beginners. The feedback from these ladies is…

Beads, Baubles & Jewels: Kicking off Season 2700

Exciting news: Beads, Baubles & Jewels is recording Season 2700 this October! More exciting news: Interweave is a sponsor and I’m thrilled to be representing the company…

Beadwork October/November 2018
Kumihimo Wirework Starter Kit
10 Quick & Easy Bead Weaving Patterns
Beadwork Faux Wrap Bracelet Kit
Trillium Bracelet Beading Kit
Crystal Beaded Bezels Online Workshop

BEADING TRENDS

Lights! Camera! Braid! Making the Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy Promotional Video

Have you ever signed yourself up for something without really thinking about it? This recently happened to me when I offhandedly mentioned in a meeting that I…

Fall in Love with these Fall Beading Projects

The trees are beginning to show their fall colors here in Colorado, and Halloween is right around the corner. So of course it’s time to start thinking…

Free As a Bird: Liberate Your Designs with Peyote Stitch Combos, Design Tips, and More from Melinda Barta

If you’ve been following along with Melinda Barta’s series of online workshops on peyote stitch, get ready – you’re about to spread your wings and fly! Melinda’s…

Expert Advice on Beading for Beginners

A few years ago, we asked a handful of contributing designers to Beadwork magazine to share advice on beading for beginners. The feedback from these ladies is…

The 2018 Halstead Grant Competition Winners Announced

Each year, Halstead Jewelry Supplies hosts The Halstead Grant competition. Grant founder and Halstead President Hilary Halstead Scott shares: “The competition began in 2006 as a way…

Beading as a Way of Life: Inspiration and Advice from Carol Cypher

Carol Huber Cypher, a professional bead artist, recently came to Interweave to film a course series on her specialty: African polygon stitch and African helix stitch. She…

How to Boost Your Health by Adopting a Pet (or Beading one!)

October is the American Humane Society’s official Adopt-a-Dog Month. We know that adopting a pet can boost your health and your mood. So if you’re in the…

The Eye of Horus Pattern is a Trend that Goes Beyond Bead Weaving

I remember a Happy Days episode where the Evil Eye and a curse were cast upon Al, the sweet restaurant owner. It was a matter of dueling…

7 Fast & Fabulous Romantic Reasons to Make Jewelry, Today

No matter the season or trends, there is always time for romance. And what better way to bring some romance into your day then through your accessories!…

Quick and Easy Gifts for the Holidays

No matter how early I start thinking about handmade holiday gifts, I always seem to run out of time. All through September and October, I consider making…

Beadweaving: Exotic Adornments with Seed Beads, Crystals, and a Whole Lot of Elegance

Beadweaving With Kelly Wiese Kelly Wiese’s bead weaving book Exotic Adornments is one of my favorites. The title captures the essence of the designs perfectly. The cover…

Beading Tips and Tricks

Are you having trouble threading your beading needle? Are your beads sliding off your thread? What is the best way to store your beaded jewelry? You are…

Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy: Techniques for Perfecting Braid Structures

When first learning kumihimo wirework, you’ll notice right away that braiding with wire is different than other media you’ve used before. Wire is firmer and less forgiving…

Learning Kumihimo at Bead Fest with Maggie Thompson

I was lucky enough to attend Bead Fest for the first time a few weeks ago. And even better, I was able to take a class with…

Swarovski Crystal New Product Launch Fall/Winter 2019-2020

Bring on the sparkle! Swarovski crystal releases their latest collection, just in time for building new designs for the holidays and into 2019. And just in time…

Kimberly Costello: a Talented Bead Artist with a Whimsical Style

Kimberly Costello is a talented bead artist with a whimsical style. Her “Pop” Goes the Needle beaded needle case project is featured in the October/November 2018 issue…

Beaded Bezel Tutorial for Crystals by Kelly Wiese

There are several ways and different stitches you can use to create beaded bezels for crystals. Kelly Wiese has put together beaded bezel tutorial after tutorial. In…

Kimberly Costello’s Beading Studio Is Small but Charming

Kimberly Costello’s “Pop” Goes the Needle beaded needle case is featured in the October/November 2018 issue of Beadwork. Kimberly shared her beading studio with us, which is…

Toolbox Essentials: Must-Have Tools for Kumihimo Wirework

An inexpensive kumihimo disk and some basic tools are all you need to create Christina Larsen’s braided wire earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. You’ll find a few extra…

Swarovski® Create Your Style Brings New Sparkling Innovations

|Sponsored| Sparkle and shine! There is nothing that brightens a day better than a little sparkle. Thanks to the many innovations of Swarovski crystals, we have lots…