When was the last time you tried something new? Most of us stick to the same techniques and colors because it can be daunting to branch out, especially without any guidance. However, that doesn’t have to be the case! Get out of a creative rut and try a variety of new techniques with the help […]

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Spring weather makes it difficult to know what to wear on any given day. As I looked for some wardrobe inspiration from fashion blogs, I didn’t notice the clothing, but I did notice the jewelry. My take away here is it’s best to wear basic colors, then spice up your wardrobe with stunning necklaces, bracelets, […]

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The Beadwork staff is looking for submissions for Fast & Fabulous October/November 2018 issue with the theme of Statement Jewelry. Does that sound like your design style? If so, just check out the submission guidelines below and send us your bold design by May 6, 2018. Past examples include: Timber Treasure by Allison Hoffman from […]

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I’m not typically the kind of person to have more than one crochet project going at a time. I can read several books at a time without feeling overwhelmed, but it doesn’t work that way with crafts. I am currently working on my first afghan, though, and sometimes I just need a break. When I […]

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I’ve learned many stitches since becoming assistant editor for Beadwork magazine. I worked my way through peyote and brick, herringbone and netting, even chenille. However, one stitch that intimidated me was right-angle weave. I decided to take my own advice from “Learning Kumihimo the Hard Way” and seek some resources before attempting a right-angle-weave project. […]

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Whether you’re just starting out or you’re an experienced beader beginning a new project, it can be difficult to know which bead weaving loom to choose. There are so many options available, each with their own specialties and strengths. On the other hand, maybe you have a loom but find it frustrating or not quite […]

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The lightweight Bosque Bloom Scarf is easily one of my favorite projects for spring. With its neutral color palette and its lacy design, this pattern is great for trying out the advanced beginner level without overcommitting: not too long, not too short. I know I can take my time with this project. I will be […]

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