Carrier Beads – New and HOT!

Carrier beads have quickly become one of the latest and largest crazes in the beading world. Originating in Europe, these 9x17mm two-hole Czech glass beads, also known as pillow beads, serve as a base to “carry” a peyote-stitched strip of cylinder seed beads. While I’m not sure I love the style, most bead retailers can’t […]

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Irene van Ligten, a lampwork artist from the Netherlands, submitted her version of Karen Winter’s Desert Thistle Earrings feature in the February/March 2013 issue of Beadwork. About six years ago, Irene van Ligten discovered the art of lampworking after taking a few classes and became obsessed with the versatile and beautiful art form. She often […]

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Look what just arrived in the Beadwork office! New sizes and shaped beads, metal stamps and jewelry-making supplies, find you’re next new storage solution and more! Check out the latest from Potomac Bead Company, Starman, The Freckled Pear, Halstead Bead, and Beaducation. You’re not going to want to miss these new beading products. Potomac Bead […]

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Bead Fest 2018 isn’t just for beaders! If you want to learn to water cast metal, weave chain maille, torch enamel, use a host of jewelry-making tools, or delve into many other skills and techniques, you can do that at Bead Fest 2018!  Read on for details about all the 100+ bead and jewelry workshops on […]

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Pattern of the Week: Light of Day Tote

You can never have too many bags! I am constantly looking for bags to take with me on short trips, bags to carry my groceries, bags to carry my books from the library . . . bags for every occasion. As I flipped through Interweave Crochet Summer 2018, I couldn’t help but ogle all of […]

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Pattern of the Week: Pelagic Cover-Up

Are you afraid of crocheting garments? I have certainly avoided making them in the past, but I am willing to get my feet wet with the Pelagic Cover-Up in Interweave Crochet Summer 2018! With its simple but elegant design, this versatile cover-up is the perfect beginner garment. Simply wrap it from arm to arm to […]

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If you’re looking for some on-trend design inspiration, look no further than Pantone’s Color of the Year: Ultra Violet. Even though Pantone announced the color in January, this bold, bright jewel-toned color is fashionable all year long. Check out these 14 on-trend bead weaving patterns from Beadwork’s archives, showcasing Pantone’s Ultra Violet. The good news […]

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