How to Draw Your Way to Inspired Jewelry Designs

Being the editor of Beadwork, I’m obviously entrenched in the world of beads and beading all day. But in my off time, I’ve been circling back around to my art roots. In the process of unburying my creative space in the basement with the goal of having a clear surface to work on, my bead […]

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Carol Huber Cypher, a professional bead artist, recently came to Interweave to film a course series on her specialty: African polygon stitch and African helix stitch. She ended up having so much information that she filmed three courses in a new series, Exploring New Textured Tubular Beadwork. This series includes the course Polygon Stitch 101. […]

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Lonakana, a free beading retreat nestled in the Endless Mountains of northeast Pennsylvania, has been providing refuge and relaxation for five years to women with cancer. Its founder, Maryann Corey, hoped to spread the healing power of beading to larger numbers of women and children. She found an idyllic sixty-four-acre farm on which to further […]

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Carolyn Cave’s Trinity Pendant was published in June/July 2017 Beadwork. To accompany this intricately netted pendant, Carolyn created a matching pair of beaded earrings. These earrings generated a lot of reader interest! Both we and Carolyn received multiple emails requesting the earring pattern. We always ask designers to send us variations of their main project. […]

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I recently stitched a couple of Beadwork projects and wanted to share some things I learned. You might already know some of these beading tips. But I hope you’ll find a nugget of bead weaving wisdom here. I certainly wish I’d known these little tidbits of beading info before I got started! The October/November 2017 […]

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(Portions of this article have been adapted from the book, Create Jewelry Pearls: Luxurious Designs to Make and Wear, copyright Interweave, 2007) Though fashion styles change over time, one thing is certain: pearls remain a fundamental component of many wardrobes, from classic strands, as shown in 1959’s Vogue (left), to contemporary designs, such as the […]

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While there’s certainly so much to love about the changing of the seasons, as jewelry artists we love to think up new ways to accessorize our outfits accordingly. While I was Editor of Jewelry Stringing magazine, my staff and I would have fun looking through images from Fashion Week in New York, London, Milan, and […]

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Hope and Healing in the Beading Community

It’s been said that no man is an island. We weren’t created to be alone — it’s simply against human nature. Humans tend to function best when they’re part of a community, which by definition brings folks together, from all walks of life, around a specific commonality. It is with this in mind that we […]

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Top 20 Beadwork Patterns of All Time

Beadwork Celebrates 20 Years of Publication with Editors’ Choice of Patterns from the First 20 Years When the Beadwork team first started pulling together fun facts and interesting images from the past twenty years to include in the 20th Anniversary Issue, I tasked each of my teammates with combing through 7 or 8 years’ worth […]

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