For many of us, learning how to string beads was the “gateway” that led us to learning about other ways to make beaded jewelry. Bead stringing is a fabulous introduction to the soothing nature of bead work and jewelry making. But bead stringing is so much more than just putting a bunch of beads onto […]

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To celebrate the 10-year collection of Jewelry Stringing magazine, I asked editor Debbie Blair for some behind-the-scenes fun facts. Thanks for the info, Debbie! Jewelry Stringing started out as “Stringing,“ a special issue of Beadwork, with one special issue published in 2003 and one special issue published in 2004. Stringing then became its own frequency issue […]

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How to Tie a Sliding Knot Like a Pro

I was lying awake in the dark this morning thinking about the first time I really fell in love with beads. Oh, I’d learned how to string macaroni on yarn and fell in love with the beading process pretty early on, but I’m talking about really falling in love with the beads themselves. And, as […]

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