In case you missed the Winter 2016 issue of Jewelry Stringing, it included a challenge using a gorgeous kit from Jesse James Beads. Three participants (including me!) received identical kits and were challenged to create a piece of jewelry. Here’s what we all came up with. Lavon Peters (Managing Editor) The beads in this kit […]

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Photo: Malas strands, Photo credit Frank Bienewald/Getty Images I know that many of you who are reading this are living a stressful life, perhaps burning the candle at both ends. Sure, I get it — the demands of work, family, and life in this fast-paced world often overshadow the deep-seated need to live a happier, […]

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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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To celebrate the 10-year collection of Jewelry Stringing magazine, I asked editor Debbie Blair for some behind-the-scenes fun facts. Thanks for the info, Debbie! Jewelry Stringing started out as “Stringing,“ a special issue of Beadwork, with one special issue published in 2003 and one special issue published in 2004. Stringing then became its own frequency issue […]

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