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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Metal clay, nature inspired Rose of Sharon Pod Pendant by Tammy Honaman I was prepping for an upcoming class and couldn’t help but notice how many of my designs are inspired by what I find when out and about. When we talk about bringing the outside in, I have to say, I really do just […]

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Treat Yourself – Why Craft Month Never Ends

I feel like I celebrate craft all year long and am very fortunate as my craft is part of my profession. Some days though, I like to expand my beading and jewelry making to include other things that don’t get as much of my attention. Recently, that turned into a day filled with painting and […]

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Having grown up with a tool and die maker (my Dad), I hold tool artisans close to my heart. I also have a love for tools, but what jewelry maker doesn’t? There’s just something about a well-crafted tool you can apply to metal (or other material) and have it yield to your touch and perform […]

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Bead Fest Santa Fe 2017: A Photo Gallery

Santa Fe is a great location for a bead show (okay, any location is a good location!). A bunch of our lucky staff are at the show, enjoying all there is to see and do! Below is a photo gallery of some of our favorite sights and memories from the show. Please check back as […]

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Kassie Shaw has been busy stitching beads! And she’s a shape shifter…well, she’s shape-shifting within her beadwork, that is. In her video, Shape Shifter, Kassie covers a lot of techniques and options so you have a bevy of ways to take your designs. A quote from her that summarizes the video: “My Shape Shifter collection is based […]

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A few of us from Interweave were fortunate to travel to Arizona for the Tucson gem, jewelry, and bead shows. I was one of the lucky ones and added to this jewelry-making adventure, the Creativation show by CHA and a visit to Halstead Wholesale Jewelry Supplies. I saw a lot of Arizona, cacti, palm trees, […]

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