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When you discover something new, it’s easy to get excited about one facet but overlook others. Being a “TV kid,” I can attest to falling in love with different characters at different times depending on when I watched the show. As an example: I knew I was going to marry James Rockford of the Rockford […]

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Trends: Inspiration & Design: Symmetry

Inspiration is often the initial spark and certainly a large part of the creative process, such as Betty Stephen’s Barcelona (shown above). There is an underlying unity in the kaleidoscopic patterns of the natural world. Some call these patterns sacred geometry; I call them nature’s underlying intelligence. They are hard to ignore once you start […]

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If you’re searching for some new beading products or design inspiration, look what just arrived at the Beadwork office from TierraCast, BeadCats, and Cherry Tree Beads. You’re not going to want to miss these great finds! TierraCast’s Spot & Whiskers Mini Collection Add a little whimsy to your jewelry wardrobe with these cute dog and […]

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Marianna Zukowsky recently began contributing to Beadwork magazine. Her Ombré Cellini Necklace will publish in the June/July 2018 issue. Here, Marianna shares with us how she got started beading, including her first experience going into a bead shop. Marianna also shares the inspiration behind her Cellini spiral necklace, as well as some tips for stitching […]

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Rose gold isn’t a new trend, but it’s one that’s certainly popular right now. From hair to makeup to jewelry to phone cases, rose gold is everywhere you look! Read on to learn about this popular color and find some beading inspiration that’s sure to keep you on trend. Rose Gold What is rose gold, […]

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What is your beading inspiration? Is it nature? color? people? events? a sunrise? a seashell? Do you keep ideas in a journal, on your phone, or on sticky notes? Do you meet with other beaders, artists, and creative people to talk about your work and ideas? Do you ever have days when nothing inspires you? […]

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Beadwork Designer of the Year 2011, Sherry Serafini, lectures and teaches classes around the world. Named one of the top ten instructors in the United States by Bead & Button magazine, Sherry owns Serafini Beaded Jewelry, which features her unique bead embroidery designs. In this interview, Sherry shares her own experiences as a bead artist, […]

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Don’t say we didn’t warn you about subscribing to online jewelry workshops! by Tamara Kula By now, you have no doubt heard all about Interweave’s new subscription service that gives you unfettered access to top instructors in our online beading and jewelry workshops. You’ve probably already even been bombarded with reason after reason why you […]

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When I bead, make jewelry, sew, or pretty much anything I do where my hands are busy and my mind available to some background noise, I put on music, listen to an audio book, or watch a program (I mostly just listen, not watch). Recently, one of the shows I had on showcased the sand […]

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