Kimberly Costello’s “Pop” Goes the Needle beaded needle case is featured in the October/November 2018 issue of Beadwork. Kimberly shared her beading studio with us, which is small but charming. Check out her adorable workspace! Kimberly’s Beading Studio Q: Where is your beading space located? A: I recently set up in a small area in […]

Read More >

Why do we find triangles so appealing? Perhaps we’re subconsciously drawn to their implied strength. (Triangles are the strongest geometric shape because of their ability to equally distribute weight.) Triangles remain popular not only in architecture but also in fashion and home décor. Read on to learn about triangles and find more than 20 trendy […]

Read More >

5 Reasons to Expand Your Beading Repertoire

How often do you see a beading pattern and think, “That looks too difficult for me”? Do you stick to techniques you know and materials you’re familiar with? Or are you willing to try something new and completely out of your area of expertise? Read on for 5 reasons to expand your beading repertoire with […]

Read More >

How to Become a Beadwork Cover Girl

If you’ve been reading Beadwork for the past year, you’re undoubtedly familiar with Shanna Steele’s fabulous Tucson Vista necklace. We’ve restocked the Tucson Vista kit several times, and it continues to be one of our most popular designs. Read on to learn how Shanna became a Beadwork cover girl. Shanna’s inspiration for her Tucson Vista […]

Read More >

Now that Karen Parker’s second beaded butterfly eBook is available, I’m sure you’re eager to stitch a whole new group of butterflies. Brick-Stitch Beaded Butterflies: 12 Patterns Inspired by Nature includes the well-known African Monarch Butterfly, the unique Glasswing Butterfly, and the colorful Marcella Pansy Daggerwing Butterfly, among others. All the butterflies are available in […]

Read More >

Marianna Zukowsky recently began contributing to Beadwork magazine. Her Ombré Cellini Necklace will publish in the June/July 2018 issue. Here, Marianna shares with us how she got started beading, including her first experience going into a bead shop. Marianna also shares the inspiration behind her Cellini spiral necklace, as well as some tips for stitching […]

Read More >

Rose gold isn’t a new trend, but it’s one that’s certainly popular right now. From hair to makeup to jewelry to phone cases, rose gold is everywhere you look! Read on to learn about this popular color and find some beading inspiration that’s sure to keep you on trend. Rose Gold What is rose gold, […]

Read More >

What are you giving your mom for Mother’s Day? Flowers? A massage gift certificate? A home-cooked meal, including clean-up? (Can you tell what I want for Mother’s Day?!) These are all great gifts, but don’t forget that moms also love jewelry. Surprise your mom with a pair of Li’l Heart Earrings. Thank you to Cathy […]

Read More >