Marie-Eve Gauthier: Becoming Me Photo: Jewelry workbench at L’Atelier How has beading changed my life? Beading has changed everything! At age 16 I was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, which is a type of autism that can affect socialization, communication, and motor development. In October 2015, at age 26, I discovered an organization in my hometown […]

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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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Q&A with Beadwork Designer Carole Ohl Carole Ohl is a long-time Beadwork contributor. Her Saturn Connections bracelet is featured in April/May 2017 Beadwork and is available as a kit. This unique component-based project uses circular herringbone stitch and ladder stitch. We recently asked Carole about how she got started beading, her creative philosophy, and the […]

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There’s something very Zen about making beaded beads: Would the beaded bead exist without the beads used to make it? While I try to wrap my mind around that one, we’ve put together some fresh beaded beads patterns for you in our free eBook, Free Guide + Patterns to Learn How to Make Beaded Beads. […]

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We are seeing leather everywhere–on the runway, as accents in home décor, and in jewelry! Included in this free jewelry pattern download, How to Make Leather Bracelets: 4 FREE, Must-Try Leather Bracelet Patterns, you’ll find leather bracelet DIY projects sure to inspire you and get you creating! Discover great leather bracelet designs including a bright, […]

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With the holidays right around the corner, now is the perfect time to start making beaded jewelry and decorations. In this inspiring holiday jewelry download, you’ll receive five beading patterns that focus on beaded fringe techniques, peyote stitch, wire working, and more. Are handmade beaded Christmas ornaments on your gift list? You’ll love stitching Sandi […]

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Earrings are a great accessory one can never have too many of. They are fun, add a touch of color to our wardrobe, and can even reveal the real you while you wear your professional outfits to work (which can sometimes be a bit drab and buttoned up). When it comes to seed bead earrings, […]

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Create beautiful and shimmering jewelry with bead loom patterns. In this carefully curated free jewelry making pattern download, How to Create Loomwork Bracelets: 4 FREE Bracelet Bead Loom Patterns You Have to Try, you’ll discover four modern and aesthetically pleasing bead loom patterns that’ll have you working with seed beads, fringe, chevron designs, and more! […]

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We have assembled five beautiful beading projects that all incorporate handmade lampwork glass beads to inspire your jewelry-making with glass beads. Whether you love to do stringing or enjoy the serenity of off-loom bead-weaving, you'll find a project in here to capture your imagination. In these projects, hot glass is carefully layered and shaped to […]

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