Mastering a precise technique is but a first step on the journey to express yourself creatively. From there, your knowledge, experience, and imagination simmer together to erupt into personalized art, unique to you and your worldview. Through jewelry making online workshops with exceptional jewelry artists, Interweave strives to provide you with the knowledge to constantly […]

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If you’ve ever wondered what a flex shaft can do, Andy Cooperman offers you this counter challenge: What can’t a flex shaft do? As a metalsmith, teacher, writer, and self-described “creative pot stirrer,” Andy has a unique ability to find innovative solutions to metalworking.  His approach to tools goes far beyond a typical use-as-directed tagline. This problem-solving […]

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With mind-boggling amounts of data stored on multiple devices and various clouds, a quest to locate an electronic file often involves more hair pulling than a toddler’s temper tantrum. In a world of ever-increasing technological complexity, our desperate plea is to have instant access to what we want, when we want it. That’s why Interweave’s […]

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Like tiny building blocks, beads can join together in an infinite number of ways. Since each bead is a unit woven neatly in place, beadwork has the rare ability to be both durable and flexible at the same time. Peyote stitch in particular has amazing versatility, from flat, detailed masterpieces to organic structures that twist […]

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Wire seems to have a mind of its own. It kinks. It bends. And it refuses to curl gracefully. It’s difficult to persuade wire to conform to the vision you have in your head. That’s why Sarah Thompson’s beautiful wire weaving jewelry designs are so impressive. The intricate detail in each piece reveals the mastery […]

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Flipping through just a few pages of Brick-Stitching Nature: Charts for Beaded Butterflies, Dragonflies, and a Honeybee was all it took to convince me it was time to perfect my brick stitch. Being somewhat of an insect nerd, these beautiful brick stitch patterns of actual butterfly species, created by biologist and beader Karen Parker, called […]

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Enthusiasm is contagious. For better or for worse, humans are emotionally connected to an uncanny degree. We’ve all noticed how one person’s dark mood can permeate the room in seconds—but you’ve probably also experienced another person’s joyful exuberance spreading just as quickly. ABOVE: Learn how to make 10 polymer clay beads and charms in Christi […]

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