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The holiday season is certainly a busy time of year. As a jewelry business owner, there are even more considerations to maximize this time of year. Here are four holiday marketing tips you can use to make the season more profitable and productive. #1: Coupons and Promotions Help encourage sales by planning strategic coupons and […]

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Gift Idea for Rock Hounds

I spotted Greg Laskowski and Caitlin Williamson this spring at a Michigan rock show where they displayed decorated wine glasses, which they make at home. The design is unusual because the glass stem goes straight through a piece of polished rock. The couple, who live in Fyfe, MI, were happy to share how they make […]

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This Thanksgiving, the Beadwork staff is looking back over the past 20 years and staying thankful for the beading community that has supported this magazine. Thanks to all who have contributed to the magazine over the years — our readers and gifted contributors, along with a talented staff of editors, designers, illustrators, photographers, marketers, and […]

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Deck The Halls with Crochet Gift Ideas!

It’s Thanksgiving! In my family, that means we get together to 1) give thanks for the blessings we’ve been given, 2) eat, and 3) plan gift making/buying strategies. This year, as you try to get comfortable after the food you’ve eaten way too much of, why not pick up a crochet hook and start on […]

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Susanne Schwenke’s Occhi–Tatting–Frovolité: Spitzen-Ideen (Berlin: Susanne Schwenke, 2003) includes a collection of tatting patterns for lace edgings and insertions, Easter egg coverings, and holiday snowflakes and stars. Although the book is written in German, English translations for the abbreviations are included. This is one of Schwenke’s lovely stars; it’s worked in two rounds—one for the […]

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Notes from the Fell: Our Libraries

Since buying my first weaving book years ago (The Weaver’s Idea Book) my collection has grown by leaps and bounds. For many of us, our libraries are sources of valuable information and inspiration. In his January/February 2018 Handwoven Notes from the Fell, Tom Knisely talks about the love he holds for his library. —Christina As […]

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Many spinners collect fleeces faster than they can wash, process, and spin them. Packing these raw lovelies into a box and mailing them to a woolen mill is often a welcome answer. The mills can take our raw fibers and expertly wash, prepare, and return them ready for spinning. You might also be a spinner […]

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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 choice accoutrements. Gathering together yarn, beads, googly eyes, felt, feathers, and more, these team members came up with what can only be described as a turkey glove hand turkey. […]

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