Bead weaving is quickly becoming one of my favorite hobbies. However, sometimes it’s hard for me to justify putting so much time into a piece of jewelry that will take me hours to finish and will only match one outfit. Instead of looking for complex patterns, I find myself picking out projects that are quick […]

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Natalia Trukhina submitted her version of Shanna Steele’s Copper Connections Necklace from the June/July 2017 issue of Beadwork. Natalia first discovered her love of bead weaving three years ago. She started stringing, but didn’t understand how to fasten the ends of jewelry to the clasp. She searched for information on the Internet and discovered the […]

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I don’t know if you’ve ever had one of those days. You know — the kind when everything goes wrong! That is my day, today. And it made my bead weaving quest a challenge! This morning I sat down to make a pair of beautiful earrings from the book Modern Beaded Lace by Cynthia Newcomer […]

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Flo Hendry, a Beadwork subscriber from California, submitted her version of Amy Kohn’s Two to Tango Bracelet from the December/January 2017 issue of Beadwork with her own matching earrings. A Little about Flo Q: Tell us a little about yourself? A: I’ve been in the animal care field for much of my adult life working […]

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Carol Huber Cypher, a professional bead artist, recently came to Interweave to film a course series on her specialty: African polygon stitch and African helix stitch. She ended up having so much information that she filmed three courses in a new series, Exploring New Textured Tubular Beadwork. This series includes the course Polygon Stitch 101. […]

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When I first started working at Interweave, I was most excited about the prospect of learning a new craft. I was already a quilter, something I picked up after a class at my local fabric store in seventh grade. But I was looking forward to all of the new crafting communities I could join at […]

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