7 Tips for Designing Romantic Beaded Jewelry

I’ve just started watching the PBS series about the epic life of Queen Victoria. I must say I’m already smitten with this beautifully crafted period drama, with its intriguing storyline, gorgeous costuming, and spectacular scenery! Oh, and the jewelry of course! And I’ve picked up such a great tip when thinking about designing my own […]

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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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“Where did you come up with the idea for that piece of beaded jewelry?” I hear that all the time when I’m showing someone a piece of my handmade beaded jewelry. And really, if you know where to look, you’ll find ideas for beaded jewelry designs all around you. Coming up with beaded jewelry design […]

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Inspiring Beading Stories What gets you motivated on a Monday? Is it the fresh start to a new week? A massive to-do list that you didn’t finish the previous week? Or just an inner drive that inspires you to push forward? Beaders, like all creative types, are constantly looking for new inspiration. We recently celebrated […]

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Using Beads to Create Modern Beaded Lace I’m continually amazed by the “new” in our beading world: new techniques, new stitches, new beads, and new interpretations. The most recent example in my studio is Cynthia Newcomer Daniels’ beautiful beaded lace designs. Cynthia’s designs combine her love of beadweaving and lace, and she shares her experience […]

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Seed Bead Bezels – So Many Options! There’s more than one way to create seed bead bezels. In How to Bezel with Seed Beads Bundle there are too many ways to count! In the seed bead bezel bundle you’ll find great video downloads by Melinda Barta and this Delicate Details Bracelet video by Kelly Wiese. Pattern […]

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