Michelle Gowland’s Caliente Bracelet in the October/November 2017 issue of Beadwork has uniquely sizeable components. Using a 2-hole bead in the center of the medallion and working in rounds allows you to easily alter the medallion size. First, you can use various size beads for the center, from 3mm to 8mm. Next, you can add […]

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From the dawn of time, patterns have existed in the natural world. Early philosophers studied such patterns, attempting to explain order in nature. Think of the animal kingdom, with the prevalence of spots and stripes, or certain spiral patterning found in plants and animals. And it’s easy to spot surface patterns visible on windswept sand […]

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DiamonDuo 2-Hole Shaped Beads

Bead of the Week: DiamonDuo Beads These fun DiamonDuo two-hole beads from BeadMaster, are so easy to work with. I love them in the bracelet design by Cecil Rodriguez–featured in the 2017 issue of Quick + Easy Beadwork magazine. The DiamonDuo beads, new to the market earlier in 2016, are unique with their diamond-shaped faceted […]

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Handy 2-Hole Shaped Beads Guide

For the Love of Crescents, and Other 2-Hole Shaped Beads Making decisions is hard. With so many 2-hole shaped beads available, choosing which one to try next can be a challenge. We’ve been privileged to watch as, every time a new shape is released, our readers innovate and find surprising, beautiful ways to use them. […]

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When designing with shaped beads, it’s difficult not to bead a flower, if just seems to come naturally. Floral motifs in jewelry are as old as jewelry itself and a steadfast go-to. In Floral Patterns and Crescent Beads, Nichole Starman proves that when it comes to beadweaving and creating floral patterns, we need not resist! […]

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