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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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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