Beading Blog, Projects, and Expert Advice

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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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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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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Have you noticed lately that what’s old is new again? Recently, the styles of the 1960s and 70s enjoyed a resurgence. And retail stores are currently selling a lot of 1980s-style clothing. Older bead-weaving trends are making a comeback, too. For example, we get a lot of requests for “classic” beading projects using seed beads […]

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Growing up in West Virginia as the youngest of ten siblings had its pros and cons. Although I never got a dolly that wasn’t handed down from a sibling, my older sisters were always willing to teach me crafts including sewing, knitting, and quilting. Since I learned certain arts around age three, I had plenty […]

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We asked a handful of prominent designers for their best advice on how to improve a beaded jewelry design. Whether you struggle with color selection, tool choice, or just plain old inspiration, read on to see what the experts recommend! Sara Oehler, Soft Flex Company To improve your jewelry designs, choose the best products possible […]

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Beadwork December 2017/January 2018 Issue

Beadwork December 2017/January 2018 features 24 gorgeous designs. Stitch a dazzling cubic right-angle weave necklace or a fun bracelet with crescents and cushion rounds, each available as a kit (see below). Create a fabulous piece of jewelry to wear to your holiday gatherings — or just to wear while you shop for holiday gifts! Fast […]

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Artist Kinga Nichols certainly has a unique perspective of the world, especially the beading world. As an expert in bead embroidery, she has recently filmed a five course series on Advanced Bead Embroidery with Interweave, featuring courses on finishing touches, closures, troubleshooting, 3D layering, and bezeling unusually shaped focals. Learn a little bit more about […]

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