Jo Ann Wadler has been an enamellist for over 20 years. Having worked in the same medium for so long, you might think there’s nothing new to learn. That’s not the case for Jo Ann, she developed a new technique that you’re going to love—graphite and enamel. In the September/October 2016 issue of Lapidary Journal […]

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Mitten Anatomy: The Thumb Gusset

In her new book, Knit Mitts, Kate digs deep into everything related to knitting mittens and gloves. From cast-on to bind-offs, and the proper sizing for everything in between, she’s left no stitch unworked. Following her instructions, you’re sure to have warmer mittens that fit better on people’s hands. When it comes to fit, there’s one […]

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Favorite Project of the Week: Holiday Wire Earrings

At first glance, you might think you know where jewelry designer Tom Werkheiser took his inspiration for these Holiday Wire Earrings. However, it’s not as straightforward as you might think. Tom has dabbled in landscape painting for a number of years before making jewelry. He enjoys transferring landscape artistry to his metalwork. Some of the […]

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The beautiful projects in Modern Beaded Lace can all be achieved with basic bead weaving stitches. It’s Cynthia Newcomer Daniel’s eye for design and way of transforming delicate seed beads and sparkling crystals into flowers, leaves, and scrolls—the elements of lace that makes each piece so stunning. Flipping through the pages of Cynthia’s book recently, […]

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Bead the Perfect Halloween Costume Accessory

Whether you’re headed to a masquerade ball or to a friend’s house for a ghoulish night of fun this Halloween, you want your accessories to enhance your costume in the best possible way. We all know beaded jewelry can be worn for a variety of occasions, but I think their opulent styles make them great […]

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Tunisian Crochet: Beyond the Basics

I know that we aren’t all fans of Tunisian crochet, but if you’re like me and love it, once you’ve mastered the basics, you start wondering what’s next. It’s a technique packed with possibilities. As soon as I grasped the concept of Tunisian simple stitch (Tss) and Tunisian knit stitch (Tks), I was ready to […]

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Jewelry designer Kristi Bowman-Gruel and I have something in common; we both love to make lampwork beads POP in a beautiful design. In her Aladdin’s Lamp Earrings, originally published in the February/March 2013 issue of Step By Step Wire Jewelry magazine, Kristi shows off a gorgeous pair of beads by Etsy artist Beadaddicts in this […]

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I ♥ Instagram. It’s my favorite social media platform to connect with family, friends, authors, and artists. I love scrolling my feed and seeing everything from cute photos of my cousin Jenna’s triplets to Andrea Rangel’s latest swatch project. While I’m scrolling and admiring others’ photos, I also do my fair share of posting (cough, […]

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I admit it; I’ve got a serious addiction to cowls! Whether they’re knit or crochet, I just can’t get enough of them. I don’t mind one bit when friends in my craft group call me The Cowl Queen. Cowls really are the perfect smaller project: many can be worked up with a single skein of […]

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