How to Make a Celestial-Inspired Beaded Bracelet

NASA describes Saturn as the “Jewel of our Solar System.” Of all the planets, Saturn is second in size only to Jupiter and is 945% the size of Earth. That fact alone leaves me speechless, but Saturn has many other characteristics that intrigue me, including its remarkable rings. As artists, we draw our inspiration from […]

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The 2600 season of Beads, Baubles & Jewels is all about art and how we can translate that into our lives. In the first segment, host Katie Hacker features pierced metal. Get your jeweler’s saw and some metal ready as Katie will undoubtedly inspire you to create a new piece of art. ABOVE IMAGE: Pierced […]

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Expert Advice on Beading for Beginners

A few years ago, we asked a handful of contributing designers to Beadwork magazine to share advice on beading for beginners. The feedback from these ladies is spectacular! Whether you’re just beginning at bead weaving or you’re a teacher or mentor, you won’t want to miss the expert advice they shared. You’re guaranteed to find […]

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Shanna Steele is a self-taught jewelry designer who enjoys working with a variety of materials. Her gorgeous Tucson Vista necklace is on the August/September 2017 cover of Beadwork. Shanna recently shared her beading journey with us, including how she got started and where she finds her inspiration. From Social Work to Bead Work Q: How […]

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It’s not often you stumble upon a solution to a beading problem a decade later… About 10 years ago I made some fairly simple peyote-stitched rings for a beaded chain necklace. The circular links were basically a flat strip of peyote stitch with the ends zipped together. At the time I thought I knew peyote […]

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Whenever we accept a design for publication in Beadwork, we always ask the artist to send additional colorways. We’ve found that one lonely bracelet or pair of earrings doesn’t look as nice in a photograph as two or three of the project in coordinating colorways. Even a showy statement necklace can benefit from a coordinated […]

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Shaped Beads vs. Seed Beads: The Debate Continues Beaders seem to either love or hate shaped beads. Based on our magazine submissions, we know that many of our readers like them. But based on some of the comments we’ve seen, we also know that many people aren’t big fans. We were recently alerted to a […]

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I love a book that gets me inspired to look at objects around me in new ways. Author Kelly Angeley does just that when she takes everyday things that could be found in your own home and turns them into some pretty unconventional components in Explorations in Beadweaving: Techniques for an Improvisational Approach . Then, […]

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