Inspiration can come from just about anywhere. No one knows that better than bead artist Nancy Cain, Beadwork Designer of the Year 2010. She teaches classes all over the world on structural beading, finding her inspiration from the color palettes in nature and in science and mathematical occurrences. In this interview, learn more about her […]

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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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Finding your medium as a jewelry artist can sometimes take years of trial and error. For Suzanne Williams, owner of Suzanne Williams Jewelry, it took many mediums and several years to discover she was meant to work with metal and create art jewelry. Here’s more about her journey and the advice she gives to any […]

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Metalworking can be an exciting, but challenging art to start on your own. There are several different techniques to learn and finding your way through can be difficult, but is ultimately worth it. Find out how jewelry artist Gwen Youngblood, owner of Metal Art Lab and creator of Riveting Essentials tool set, found her passion […]

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Jewelry Artist Brenda Meintz Schweder is not only a jewelry designer but also the inventor of Now That’s a Jig! and Now That’s a Pliers. As Artist of the Year for Step-by-Step Wire in 2015, Brenda has continued to inspire jewelry artists around the world, frequently appearing on Beads, Baubles, and Jewels and in other […]

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While many makers dream of turning their hobby into a career, it isn’t for everyone. Lesley McKeown, owner of Lesley Aine McKeown American Studio Art Jewelry, explains her own experience as a professional jewelry artist and the joys and difficulties associated with being a full-time artist. Q: Can you please describe yourself and your work? […]

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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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As artists, it is important to remember where you started, and occasionally think back on how you’ve gotten to where you are now. Bead artist Teresa Meister, author of Creative Seed Bead Connections: Using Wire, Jump Rings, and Chain, explores her own reason for bead weaving and contemplates what drives her passion and design. Internationally […]

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Many artists have their own difficulties and successes in the creative process. While her work is beautifully unique, Sarah Hood, owner of Sarah Hood Jewelry, is no different when it comes to the designing and making of her pieces. In 15 questions, she shares her own experience as a jewelry artist along with the joys […]

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