Tammy Lawson’s Guardian Angel and Guiding Light In the April/May 2017 issue of Beadwork, Tammy Lawson shared her beading inspiration with us. Tammy was equally influenced by her beloved mother and by bead-embroidery artist Sherry Serafini. Here’s Tammy’s story. “When I was six years old, my parents ran a seafood restaurant where my older sisters […]

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Design featured in Advanced Bead Weaving Series: Seed Bead Embroidery – Finishing Touches Course with Kinga Nichols Spending time with the rock star teachers in our community is not only enjoyable and entertaining but highly educational, as well. Isn’t that why we all love taking classes? Having taught and taken many classes myself, I think […]

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Easily Create Irresistible Bead Embroidery

History has proven that we like to adorn ourselves with beaded embellishment. Our choices have included bead embroidery, from subdued to glamorous and even over-the-top. For example, African tribes have a long tradition of wearing elaborate handmade beaded jewelry. These designs are not only beautiful but also hold important cultural significance. And it’s widely recognized […]

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I’m attracted to bead embroidery like a moth is attracted to light. Whenever I see a bead-embroidered garment hanging in the window of a boutique, there aren’t enough security guards in the world to keep me from entering the shop and drooling over that handiwork. My closet is a true testament of the previous statements. […]

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Designer Q&A: Jann Christiansen Beadwork Artist Jann Christiansen is one of the designers featured in February/March 2017 Beadwork. Her simple but stunning That’s a Wrap! bracelet uses crystal rondelles and Japanese drops for an easy, stylish wrist wrap. Get the pattern in February/March 2017 Beadwork, or purchase the That’s a Wrap! bracelet kit in the […]

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Your Top Beadweaving Picks for 2016

Happy New Year! I so look forward to kicking off the New Year. It is a special time, bringing pause for reflection, fun summaries, and great hope for the year ahead–not to mentions a time for parties! Everyone has their own traditions and ways they celebrate and ring in the New Year. I love learning about these […]

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Bead Embroidery with Sherry Serafini

Throwback Thursday: Sherry Serafini #ThrowbackThursday to 2011 when beading rock star Sherry Serafini was a Beadwork Designer of the Year. Sherry’s signature designs modernized traditional bead embroidery with funky cabochons, cool components, sparkling crystals, rich color palettes, and mesmerizing details. It’s no surprise that celebrities including Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Fergie, and Grammy-winner Melissa Etheridge […]

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