Whenever we accept a design for publication in Beadwork, we always ask the artist to send additional colorways. We’ve found that one lonely bracelet or pair of earrings doesn’t look as nice in a photograph as two or three of the project in coordinating colorways. Even a showy statement necklace can benefit from a coordinated […]

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Shaped Beads vs. Seed Beads: The Debate Continues Beaders seem to either love or hate shaped beads. Based on our magazine submissions, we know that many of our readers like them. But based on some of the comments we’ve seen, we also know that many people aren’t big fans. We were recently alerted to a […]

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Carole E. Hanley is a knitter, crocheter, quilter, and bead weaving artist. She lives in the northeast of England, where she loves to bead and recently began designing her own pieces. Carole’s daughter, Jill Wright, who is also a knit and crochet designer, first submitted Carole’s work to us. We loved Carole’s original brick-stitch designs […]

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Shae Wilhite is a beadwork designer who teaches bead weaving at her store, Sweet Beads, in Las Vegas. She is also an award-winning writer, actress, and stand-up comic. In 2001, Shae had the unique opportunity to appear on the TV game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Watch Shae’s Millionaire appearance — and read […]

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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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