Agnieszka Watts created 3 colorways of her Gardens of Eden Bracelet for the December 2017/January 2018 issue of Beadwork. In addition, she made 2 single-strand variations and 4 pairs of earrings. Finally, she made a fun mismatched variation of the bracelet in two different blues. Gardens of Eden Bracelet The main colorway of Agnieszka’s Gardens […]

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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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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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Are you about to start on your first bead project? Or maybe you’ve already nailed down the beading basics but you’re ready to learn new beading techniques? Everyone needs a place to start and every beader is always searching for new beading ideas. This is why we’ve put together this new free eBook on how […]

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The leaves have fallen, the sky is gray, and the snow is threatening to fly where I live, so thoughts of hunkering down, lighting a fire in the fireplace, and decking the halls are definitely on my mind! Of course, beaded ornaments are my preferred way to deck the halls. I’ll definitely be stitching up […]

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For many of us, learning how to string beads was the “gateway” that led us to learning about other ways to make beaded jewelry. Bead stringing is a fabulous introduction to the soothing nature of bead work and jewelry making. But bead stringing is so much more than just putting a bunch of beads onto […]

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How to Make Beaded Bracelets

Bracelets, Bracelets, and More Bracelets! Summertime seems like the perfect time to shed those long sleeves and layer up the jewelry on our arms. In celebration of the season ahead, we’re pulling out the stops and sharing free instructions on how to make beaded bracelets. DOWNLOAD NOW   First up, this great new free digital […]

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Mixed-media jewelry is one of my favorite ways to play with new ideas for making handcrafted jewelry. It brings me right back to high school, when I would spend hours experimenting with different materials like fibers and paper for creating found object jewelry. Sure, beading and beaded jewelry will always be my great passion, but […]

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Meet the ancient art of creating a fabric through the linking of metal jump rings in intricate chain maille patterns. The ancient art of chain maille was regarded as a technological advance in the art of war when it was used to create thick layers of metal rings in order to protect soldiers in battle. […]

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More and more couples are choosing to add very personal touches to their weddings. Going beyond just picking that song for your first dance as husband and wife, it really is the little details that count when planning the perfect wedding. DOWNLOAD NOW   And that includes what to wear! Whether you’re the bride, a […]

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