Bead Stringing

Jewelry Stringing magazine, Fall 2005

Jewelry Stringing Magazine – Beading and Jewelry-Making Fun!

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…

Rock Candy, by Karlin Jones from Jewelry Stringing Secret Garden Party collection

How to Make Handmade Jewelry with Special Touches

Whether you have an upcoming dinner party, wedding, or other special event; a new outfit, a vacation at the beach, a holiday office party; or maybe you have a new hairstyle and want to show off a fancy pair of earrings – there’s always a good reason to make a new beaded accessory or piece…

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Jewelry Stringing, Summer 2016

The summer 2016 issue of Jewelry Stringing is packed with dozens of projects that will help you make the most of this season. For the epitome of relaxed summer style, check out the seven charming pieces with vintage details and soft washed-out palettes in the Vintage Summer collection of projects. You’ll also find six juicy…

"For the Love of Black & White," by Tammy Honaman, 2016, waxed linen, pewter, silver-plated clasp, lampworked glass beads

Free Bracelet Project with Clever Magnetic Clasp

A clasp can easily be integrated into a design so you don’t know where the design begins or ends. As reviewed in a recent post, polymer is a great medium for hiding a clasp into, as is beadweaving, like we see in this illustration of a magnetic clasp being stitched into a beaded tube. While…

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Winter Means Time For Sketching, Designing and Beading

Winter brings the cold and dark to my part of the world. For me, it also brings time to rework my studio organization, redo my shelves, clean out the clutter and clear the decks for new design ideas. To find new inspiration for this newly cleaned deck, I also make the time to kick back…

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Crystals

Crystals have made a dazzling statement in jewelry design for centuries. The element of sparkle and the sense of grandeur these minerals add to jewelry is quite obvious, but there are also many facts about crystals that are not so well known. Read on to learn more behind-the-scenes information about this much loved material in…

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Lost Your Jewelry Making Mojo?

Have you ever heard about the Hindu deity called Saraswati? Saraswati is the Hindu goddess of creativity, and she gets a lot less attention than her sisters Lakshmi (goddess of abundance) and Durga (goddess of protection). When you feel the urge to go on a jewelry-making binge and your beading projects are just flowing together…

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How To Meditate With Mala Beads

When I started a serious meditation practice several years ago as part of my yoga practice, I was delighted to discover that my beads were going to go on this journey with me. Mala beads are an integral part of mantra meditation, a spiritual practice thousands of years old that can be found in many…