We love to bring you what’s hot and happening in the beading industry. In each issue of Beadwork magazine we feature what we’ve found and think you’d like to know about. Here are our top picks from the October/November 2017 issue. 1. The 7 Warp Braid Kit and Disk by Sally Bead Jewelry offers a […]

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Handmade gifts have special meaning, so when someone you know is expecting, you may wonder what type of gift you can make. Hats and booties both work up quickly, but the baby will outgrow these in what seems to be the amount of time it took to work them or less! So, what could you […]

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Why not add a dash of vintage flair to your holiday wrapping? PieceWork contributor Mary Polityka Bush originally shared two festive ways to wrap up a special gift in the November/December 2007 issue. Also included in the issue is Shirley Hansen’s trio of upcycled ornaments. Affix one to a package for an extra dose of […]

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Beadwork has been fortunate to include so many beading superstars over the years in our Designer of the Year program. Here we’ve highlighted a few staff and fan favorites to inspire your next bead weaving jewelry design. Peyote Stitch Galore Some beadwork designers’ styles really appeal to me — and Laura McCabe is one of […]

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Does stress seem to rule your days? Are you looking for an excuse to slow down and a way to be more present in your own life? Many beaders say that bead weaving helps them unwind — and looming is one of the most meditative beading techniques. Take our quiz to discover your personality type, […]

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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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Susanne Schwenke’s Occhi–Tatting–Frovolité: Spitzen-Ideen (Berlin: Susanne Schwenke, 2003) includes a collection of tatting patterns for lace edgings and insertions, Easter egg coverings, and holiday snowflakes and stars. Although the book is written in German, English translations for the abbreviations are included. This is one of Schwenke’s lovely stars; it’s worked in two rounds—one for the […]

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