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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At first glance, the shapes used to create quilled paper jewelry can look intimidating and fragile. As author Ann Martin shows us in her book The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry, they’re anything but difficult and fragile. At the heart of every piece of quilled paper jewelry is just two shapes, scrolls or coils. They can […]

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Do you have piles of necklaces and earrings and bracelets that you just aren’t sure where to put or how to organize? Liz Canavan, a professional organizer in Boulder, Colorado, sat down with Interweave in order to share some simple tips on organizing your jewelry. She serves on the board of NAPO-CO (National Association of […]

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Carolyn Cave’s Trinity Pendant was published in June/July 2017 Beadwork. To accompany this intricately netted pendant, Carolyn created a matching pair of beaded earrings. These earrings generated a lot of reader interest! Both we and Carolyn received multiple emails requesting the earring pattern. We always ask designers to send us variations of their main project. […]

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Lampworked glass is a wonderful art form. It’s one of, if not the original thing that drew me into beads and jewelry making. Broaching the subject of making glass beads in our home, I said to my husband, “The techniques involved with lampworking glass are basic and I only need a few tools.” I tried. […]

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