Check out this new Interweave BeadWise video for an easy way to make a leather feather for a necklace, pair of earrings, key ring, or purse accent! Here’s what you’ll need: Scrap of leather (about 3×4”) Piece of paper to make a template Pen Sharp pair of scissors Hole-punch pliers (suitable for leather or metal) […]

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Nothing could be easier than making a bracelet out of Memory Wire. There are no knots to tie or glue. No crimp beads to squint at and squish. All it takes is a bit of Memory Wire, some beads, and two tools—round-nose pliers and hardware-store cutters (we don’t recommend using your nice jewelry cutters, as […]

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From the dawn of time, patterns have existed in the natural world. Early philosophers studied such patterns, attempting to explain order in nature. Think of the animal kingdom, with the prevalence of spots and stripes, or certain spiral patterning found in plants and animals. And it’s easy to spot surface patterns visible on windswept sand […]

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How To Make Beautiful Beaded Flowers with Wire

#Outspiration: Beaded Flowers Some things are just better together than on their own — think fish and chips, movies and popcorn, Thelma and Louise. When we’re talking about handcrafted jewelry, I think stunning jewelry can be made using wire alone. But being a bead gal myself, I tend to think that everything is better with […]

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Beadwork April/May 2017: Fresh Changes

The beauty of spring is that it brings with it a sense of renewal. Think of spring cleaning and how that age-old practice makes your home seem fresh and new. Here at Beadwork, we’re excited to kick off spring with a few added bonuses, starting with the April/May issue. For starters, we’ve increased the page […]

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Photo: Malas strands, Photo credit Frank Bienewald/Getty Images I know that many of you who are reading this are living a stressful life, perhaps burning the candle at both ends. Sure, I get it — the demands of work, family, and life in this fast-paced world often overshadow the deep-seated need to live a happier, […]

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