Bead weaving can be a daunting endeavor. We all have different skill levels. Chances are if you’re reading this, you’ve at least dabbled in beading. Some of the more advanced bead weaving patterns can be very intimidating for a lot of beaders. “Quick and easy” patterns are approachable for beginners but rewarding for everybody! The […]

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Beading with the Masters: Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol’s name is synonymous with Pop Art and the wild art culture of the 1960s. Everybody recognizes his artwork, and most modern art was influenced by his work in some way. He explored artistic expression through pop culture, consumerism, advertising, and celebrity-worship. His much-criticized body of work both glorified and shined a mirror on […]

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Beading with the Masters: Alphonse Mucha

If there’s one artist whose work could sum up the Art Nouveau movement, you guessed it—it’s Alphonse Mucha, Czech decorative artist and preeminent Art Nouveau painter born on July 24, 1860. His mass-produced commercial advertisements and playbills were so appealing that people would cut them from billboards with razor blades and steal them! I’m an […]

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“I really don’t think I’d be sitting here typing this now if it weren’t for my grandma, who gave me my first box of beads.” –Kelly Angeley, Explorations in Beadweaving I think a lot of us can relate to Kelly’s sentiment. My addiction to beading is all because of my mom. (Thanks, mom!) Around Mother’s […]

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Beaded Ropes for Visual Learners

If you’re like me, you learn beading the best when someone shows you exactly what to do. It’s why beading classes endure, and video tutorials are on the rise. Beadwork has a great catalog of video tutorials to help those of us who understand better when we see the weave in action. We have all […]

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While we have no (known!) relation, Shanna Steele and I share the same last name. I’m so in love with her Moroccan Moonlight necklace that I think Shanna and I also share the same taste for design and color! Beaded beads and Southwestern themes are hot this season, and Shanna is right on trend with […]

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