It’s not often you stumble upon a solution to a beading problem a decade later… About 10 years ago I made some fairly simple peyote-stitched rings for a beaded chain necklace. The circular links were basically a flat strip of peyote stitch with the ends zipped together. At the time I thought I knew peyote […]

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Every jewelry maker I know has one type of jewelry that makes her sigh or cry or curse. For me, that’s bracelets. I can whip out a dozen pairs of earrings in a couple of hours without batting an eye, but making a single bracelet can sometimes stump me for days. Logically, I know it […]

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Excerpted from Dec12/Jan13 Beadwork magazine Netherlands-born bead weaving expert Huib Petersen designs beadwork with an organic feel, often featuring flowers, butterflies, insects, and other nature motifs. A popular teacher, he’s taught both in the United States and internationally. His work has appeared in Masters: Beadweaving (Lark Books, 2008) and Beading Across America (Kalmbach Books, 2011). Huib […]

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Designer Corner: At Play with Crochet

The Beatles aren’t the only ones getting by with a little help from their friends. Brenda K. B. Anderson owes her blossoming career as a crochet designer partly to friends—and her cat. Her monthly Yarnation group loved her early projects, including a crocheted cupcake hat. Crochet Me readers raved about her Crazy Cat Hat, inspired by […]

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