Bead Making

Sassy Silkies, swarovski crystals pendant, by Kristal Wick. Fabulous Fabric Beads eBook.

Kristal, Crystals, Fabric Beads, Sparkle, and Bling

I first met Kristal Wick in 2004. We were both teaching at a Swarovski Create Your Style, DIY event in Tucson, AZ. Kristal was teaching classes on making her signature fabric beads, Sassy Silkies, after releasing her best selling book, Fabulous Fabric Beads. She then embellished her fabric beads, using them in finished jewelry. Kristal…

needle felted wool pendant by Tammy Honaman. Needle felted bead is built on sterling silver spool bead; embellished with additional wool roving; strung onto an enameled headpin finished with a wrapped loop

Create Felted Beads and Jewelry

Does fiber call your name and draw you in? Make you want to stop everything and knit, or weave, or felt the minute you see a new skein of beautiful yarn, a newly dyed piece of silk, or after watching wool being spun at the Saturday farmer’s market. I know that’s what happens to me.…

2hole beaded beads cindy holsclaw

4 Tips For Making Beaded Beads

Beaded beads are one of my favorite things to make when I have a few free moments and a pile of beads on my mat. Whether I just feel like noodling around with a quick peyote stitch tube, or if I’m in the mood for something a little more complex like a beaded dodecahedron bead,…

Mixed Media Jewelry Collection

Mixed Media? No Sweat!

Though I absolutely love working with simple strung beads, lampwork pendants, and leather, I must confess here and now that my first love is mixed-media jewelry. It’s so much fun to add that extra-special touch to my designs using metal stamping, resin, polymer clay, or rivets. Time consuming? Sometimes. Messy? Most definitely! But “mixed media”…