Michael Harrington has been creating and selling his crafts from a young age. After moving to New York and pursuing multiple careers including acting, singing, and engineering, he began his career in the bead world. Today his works have been discovered by Neiman Marcus and can be found in high-end gift stores across the country. […]

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It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together, and Karen Parker, a biologist and bead weaver, has certainly accomplished this. Combining these two worlds, Karen transforms her knowledge of butterflies into beautiful brick-stitch creations. Q: How did you get started beading butterflies? A: I loved the idea of creating something substantial […]

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Expert Advice on Beading for Beginners

A few years ago, we asked a handful of contributing designers to Beadwork magazine to share advice on beading for beginners. The feedback from these ladies is spectacular! Whether you’re just beginning at bead weaving or you’re a teacher or mentor, you won’t want to miss the expert advice they shared. You’re guaranteed to find […]

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Marie-Eve Gauthier: Becoming Me Photo: Jewelry workbench at L’Atelier How has beading changed my life? Beading has changed everything! At age 16 I was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, which is a type of autism that can affect socialization, communication, and motor development. In October 2015, at age 26, I discovered an organization in my hometown […]

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NASA describes Saturn as the “Jewel of our Solar System.” Of all the planets, Saturn is second in size only to Jupiter and is 945% the size of Earth. That fact alone leaves me speechless, but Saturn has many other characteristics that intrigue me, including its remarkable rings. As artists, we draw our inspiration from […]

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