Kathy Cook recently had her first projects published in Beadwork magazine. Her Groovy Trax Wrap bracelet was published in the Winter 2018 issue of Quick + Easy Beadwork, and her Diamonds in the Groove bracelet was published in Beadwork December 2017/January 2018. Kathy’s local bead shop celebrated with a beading party on November 11. Kelli […]

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Meredith Steele is Beadwork magazine’s new technical editor, and we’re thrilled to have her on board! She started with us on November 7 and is excited about the challenge of editing all the bead-woven projects in future issues of the magazine. Meredith shared her beading journey with us, which started at a very young age. […]

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Have you noticed lately that what’s old is new again? Recently, the styles of the 1960s and 70s enjoyed a resurgence. And retail stores are currently selling a lot of 1980s-style clothing. Older bead-weaving trends are making a comeback, too. For example, we get a lot of requests for “classic” beading projects using seed beads […]

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Beadwork December 2017/January 2018 Issue

Beadwork December 2017/January 2018 features 24 gorgeous designs. Stitch a dazzling cubic right-angle weave necklace or a fun bracelet with crescents and cushion rounds, each available as a kit (see below). Create a fabulous piece of jewelry to wear to your holiday gatherings — or just to wear while you shop for holiday gifts! Fast […]

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Origami Jewelry Made Easy

Origami is one of my favorite paper crafts. I really enjoy the meditative nature of making precise folds to produce a beautiful paper sculpture. So I was really excited to come across Julián Laboy Rodríguez’s Origami Jewelry Motifs. ABOVE: Origami charm bracelet from Origami Jewelry Motifs My first exposure to origami was back in the […]

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How I Learned to Love Cubic Right-Angle Weave

Ever since I started working on Beadwork magazine, I’ve admired Melissa Grakowsky Shippee’s designs. We were lucky enough to have Melissa as one of our 2017 Designers of the Year. Two of Melissa’s projects graced the cover of Beadwork this year: her Czech Me Out necklace in the October/November 2017 issue and her Silver Twilight […]

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Agnieszka Watts created 3 colorways of her Gardens of Eden Bracelet for the December 2017/January 2018 issue of Beadwork. In addition, she made 2 single-strand variations and 4 pairs of earrings. Finally, she made a fun mismatched variation of the bracelet in two different blues. Gardens of Eden Bracelet The main colorway of Agnieszka’s Gardens […]

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Cecil Rodriguez is Bead Master’s resident designer. She loves beading with Czech-glass two-hole beads, especially DiamonDuos. Cecil’s Infinite Beauty necklace and Es-o Express Cuff are in Quick + Easy Beadwork Winter 2018. Her Es-o Express Cuff is available as a kit, while supplies last. Take a peek at Cecil’s beading space. Q: Where is your current […]

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Cecil Rodriguez is a designer for Bead Master. She’s originally from Medellín, Colombia, but now lives in New York City. Cecil believes that “jewelry should reveal the beauty of the wearer’s soul.” Her Es-o Express Cuff is featured in the Winter 2018 issue of Quick + Easy Beadwork. Learn what inspires Cecil’s work, and discover […]

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