Each year we gather up all the previous year’s magazine issues into one convenient collection. Great news! The Beadwork 2016 collection is now available. I asked each of the editors on the team to share their favorite(s) from the year and I’m so glad I did as I’m seeing things with a different eye. And […]

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Soft soldering, like most jewelry-making techniques, takes the right tools, the right materials, and some know how. It also takes practice to perfect the finished look. Soft soldering holds a special place in my heart as it’s part of what led me to where I am today. In the Beginning I’ll spare you (most of) […]

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Collectively, we are an amazing group of talented artists, beaders, jewelry makers, and beading pattern designers. We are a very sharing group, as well. To help us all have our finger on the beady-pulse of our wonderful jewelry-making universe, we’ve pulled together a list of Top Beading Blogs and Resources. As you visit our acknowledged […]

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Adding color to metal is a favorite pastime of many jewelry makers. We seem to always be looking for ways to bring our favorite colors to the forefront or achieve a color thought to be impossible. From the use of colored pencils to manufactured liquid patinas to those we can create from nature and chemicals, […]

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Jewelry and Bead Studio Organization

There are lots of “new” items in the organization category of most retail outlets. From organizing sneakers to coffee cups to beads! We can’t help but want to get organized. Thankfully we are also creative types and able to adapt many things not necessarily designed for our jewelry and beading studio organization. A Few Outside […]

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New to seed beading and not sure where to start? Pick out some beads and get your creative juices flowing! We asked Tammy Honaman, web producer for the Interweave Bead and Jewelry groups, founding editor of Step-by-Step Beads, and bead artist extraordinaire, to introduce us to the basics. If you’re a seasoned pro, consider this […]

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Tammy’s Tips & Techniques: Celebrating the vibrancy of Cinco de Mayo and bead weaving up some fabulous colors! Cinco de Mayo – a day to observe the significant Mexican victory over the French in the battle of Puebla, May 5, 1862. In Puebla, they reenact this battle and celebrate on May, 5 each year. We’ve […]

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