Kim West has been beading since the mid-1990s. She’s the owner of Stony Creek Bead in Ypsilanti, Michigan, where she teaches classes and creates new designs. Kim’s Playful Pentagons Bracelet was in the June/July 2017 issue of Beadwork. In addition, her Mini Medallions Bracelet & Earrings Set was featured in Quick + Easy Beadwork Winter 2017. […]

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Debora Hodoyer submitted her first design to Beadwork magazine in November, 2014. We checked out her Etsy site and were immediately enthralled with her designs. Since then, Debora has become a frequent and valued contributor to the magazine. She has a fun and wearable style, and lately we’ve loved seeing how she has been incorporating […]

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Wedding season is just around the corner! And even if you’re not getting married this summer, you probably have at least one wedding to attend. We all know the traditional rule about not wearing white to a wedding, for fear of upstaging the bride. But I’ve never heard any rules about not wearing your blingiest […]

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Debora Hodoyer is an art lover, a musician, and a traveler who was born and raised in Sardinia, Italy. She fell in love with beads and developed her own style over time, trying to combine ancient traditions with hints of modern style. Her colorful and fun Wish Upon a Star Bracelet is the February/March 2017 […]

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Kassie Shaw is one of my favorite designers. Her projects are always beautiful and wearable. Plus, she’s a super-nice person! I truly enjoy our email exchanges whenever we decide to accept one of Kassie’s projects or kit one of her designs. And I love seeing Kassie’s Facebook posts, too. She recently made some big lifestyle […]

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Andrea Mazzenga owns Buttercup Beads in Audubon, Pennsylvania, where she designs jewelry and teaches jewelry making and beading. Andrea has had two projects published in Beadwork magazine so far: her Blue Hydrangea Bangle in the June/July 2017 issue and her Dashing Diamonds Cuff in the February/March 2016 issue. Step into Andrea’s studio to see where […]

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Andrea Mazzenga is a registered nurse turned lampwork artist and beader. She has been designing and teaching jewelry making since 1999. Andrea left medicine in 2007 because, in her own words, “beads are just more fun than bedpans!” She now owns Buttercup Beads in Audubon, Pennsylvania. Andrea’s Blue Hydrangea Bangle is featured as the cover […]

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Beading inspiration abounds in the spring, from the crocuses peeking their way out of the ground to the colorful birds returning to our yards and trees. Spring also marks the return of the Monarch butterflies from their winter spent in Mexico. And what better spring beading inspiration can you think of than these gorgeous creatures? […]

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