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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Everyone loves a wedding — especially a royal wedding, with a real-life prince and princess! Prince Harry married American actress Meghan Markle in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018. To honor the occasion, Cristie Prince designed the Princess Meghan Bracelet. Meghan Markle’s Style Meghan Markle’s style is best described as classically […]

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Bead Artist Gerlinde Lenz

Gerlinde Lenz is a skilled and prolific beader and bead-weaving teacher. She has developed a number of unique stitches, including Herringote, Diamond Weave, and Peyote with a Twist (also known as Peytwist). Gerlinde is generous with her time and knowledge, freely sharing both to encourage and advance other bead weavers’ skills. As a teacher, she […]

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Have you ever spent hours designing a new beading project, only to find that your “original” design already exists? Or have you noticed other designers’ projects that seem uncannily similar? Despite beadwork designers’ commitment to not copying others’ work, overlapping beadwork designs still occur — sometimes because two designers have drawn their inspiration from similar […]

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It’s been a while since I’ve had time to bead, so I was excited when one of our SuperDuo Spiral Bangle kits landed on my desk. I loved this design when we published it in October/November 2015 Beadwork. Lisa Kan’s materials and colors are spot-on, as usual — and this right-angle weave project is easier […]

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Meet Beadwork Designer of the Year Melinda Barta

Melinda Barta is a former editor of Beadwork magazine and the author of six bead-weaving books. She is a talented beadwork designer who has filmed many instructional videos and taught at bead shows throughout the United States. We’re excited to have Melinda as one of our 2018 Beadwork Designers of the Year! Beading for the […]

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Do you have extravagant, romantic plans for Valentine’s Day? Or will you spend some quiet time on February 14 with your one true love — your bead stash? If so, break out your cylinder beads in reds and pinks, golds and silvers, or any other combination that you love to create this free beading project […]

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