In 1998, a call submission went out for the first annual Beadwork juried exhibit. The entries came in fast and furiously near the September 1998 deadline. Jurors Connie Lehman, Mimi Holmes, and Tom Lundberg met and spent a grueling day behind closed doors. The high level of craftsmanship and creativity of all the pieces made […]

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Cecil Rodriguez is a designer for Bead Master. She’s originally from Medellín, Colombia, but now lives in New York City. Cecil believes that “jewelry should reveal the beauty of the wearer’s soul.” Her Es-o Express Cuff is featured in the Winter 2018 issue of Quick + Easy Beadwork. Learn what inspires Cecil’s work, and discover […]

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Regina Payne is a prolific bead weaving artist who has been beading since 1990. She now teaches beading through her local bead group. Regina has had a few projects published in Beadwork magazine, most recently her Royal Countess Cuff in the October/November 2017 issue. Regina’s Royal Countess Cuff is available as a kit, with a […]

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For Agnieszka Watts’s Autumn Sage Necklace in October/November 2017 Beadwork, she created three colorways of the project. She also stitched coordinating earrings for each colorway. And last but not least, she made a ring to match the pink necklace and a darling pair of cufflinks to go with the brown and orange necklace. Autumn Sage […]

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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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Beadwork Celebrates 20 Years of Publication

Over forty years ago, Linda Ligon founded Interweave on her dining room table. Handwoven, Spin-Off, and PieceWork were born. Twenty years ago, Beadwork was launched as a special newsstand-only issue and was so successful that it soon became a regular quarterly subscription magazine. Beadwork’s October/November 2017 issue commemorates twenty years of publication with a special section highlighting memories, remarkable covers, […]

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Linda Peterson, a beader from Maine, submitted her version of Kassie Shaw’s Vortices Bracelet from the February/March 2017 issue of Beadwork, as seen here. As a Beadwork subscriber for the past 20 years, Peterson has been able to spend more time with beading in the last several years since retiring. She is even selling her […]

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Jackie Larson Bread is a Native American beadworker who has been beading her entire life. She is a member of the Blackfeet tribe in Montana and concentrates her work on traditional bead weaving techniques and projects. Jackie’s beadwork has received more than 100 awards, including Best of Classification at the prestigious Indian Market in Santa […]

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