Michelle Gowland lives a nomadic beading life as a full-time RVer. Her Pharaoh’s Finery Bracelet graced the cover of June/July 2015 Beadwork, and her customizable Caliente Bracelet is in October/November 2017 Beadwork. Learn how Michelle started beading as a teen, and find out how she recovered from a serious health-induced beading block. Beading from a […]

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How to Draw Your Way to Inspired Jewelry Designs

Being the editor of Beadwork, I’m obviously entrenched in the world of beads and beading all day. But in my off time, I’ve been circling back around to my art roots. In the process of unburying my creative space in the basement with the goal of having a clear surface to work on, my bead […]

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Clasping the Creative Side When it comes to bracelets and necklaces, clasps are the saintly mothers holding everything together. But because they need to function and be reliable, most of them are Plain Janes. Clasps by Carl Clasmeyer are wildly different. Think of sterling silver elephants twining their trunks; a hand grasping a purse; a […]

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Flo Hendry, a Beadwork subscriber from California, submitted her version of Amy Kohn’s Two to Tango Bracelet from the December/January 2017 issue of Beadwork with her own matching earrings. A Little about Flo Q: Tell us a little about yourself? A: I’ve been in the animal care field for much of my adult life working […]

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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 ended up having so much information that she filmed three courses in a new series, Exploring New Textured Tubular Beadwork. This series includes the course Polygon Stitch 101. […]

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When it comes to your wardrobe and accessories, are you more of a classic gal, or do you follow the trends? I love this artwork from 1953 showing four housewives having tea. It reminds me of our former associate editor, Lindsay, who had that vintage style—from her clothing, shoes, and accessories, to her hair and […]

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Regina Payne’s projects have been published in Beadwork magazine. Her Royal Countess Cuff is in the October/November 2017 issue. This project is available as a kit and includes a bonus pair of earrings by Cristie Prince. Regina’s bead studio will make you green with envy. So much storage! So much work space! And SO MANY […]

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Lonakana, a free beading retreat nestled in the Endless Mountains of northeast Pennsylvania, has been providing refuge and relaxation for five years to women with cancer. Its founder, Maryann Corey, hoped to spread the healing power of beading to larger numbers of women and children. She found an idyllic sixty-four-acre farm on which to further […]

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