Beadwork

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Beadwork, October/November 2016

Check out the October/November 2016 issue of Beadwork magazine for loads of beaded designs you’ll want to make, wear, and admire. For those who like sparkle, the Drops of Rain Earrings and  Briolette Bauble Earrings showcase crystals in stylish, unique ways. Crescents shine in three playful bracelet designs that highlight the bead’s impressive versatility. And if you’re crazy about kumihimo, find a special five-project…

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Beadwork, August/September 2016

The August/September 2016 issue of Beadwork magazine celebrates stitches with projects bursting with fun colors, unique details, and opportunities to increase your beading repertoire. If you’re seeking interesting techniques, you’ll find diagonal peyote stitch used in a fun reversible cuff, kumihimo earrings capturing a glimmering rivoli, spiral rope worked into a gorgeous necklace, embellished tubular herringbone…

Beaded scroll by Nancy Eha

Bead Embroidery, Beaded Fabric, Beaded Quilts, Beading Techniques

Nancy Eha – bead embroidery artist, beaded fabric quilter, beading technique expert, and all around amazing talent. Yes. I’m in awe of all she can do. And all she continues to share with us. Nancy’s next workshop, Japanese Scroll with Beaded Dragonfly and Beaded Sashiko explores bead embroidery like you’ve never seen before. She combines…

Getting Started with Seed Beads, by Dustin Wedekind

10 Seed Bead Tips, Facts, and More!

While roaming the aisles at Bead Fest, I overheard a few ladies talking about beads – seed beads, that is. They were trying to help each other understand the difference between a size 11 Delica and a size 11 Czech seed bead. One didn’t believe there was a difference and the other knew one was…

Marcia DeCoster Cubic right-angle weave earrings

Right-Angle Weave with the Masters

I’m a big fan of right-angle weave (RAW). This stitch weaves up easily and makes a fabric-like cloth of woven beads. The fabric can be used to make anything, even clothes and handbags! With the development of cubic right-angle weave (CRAW) and prismatic right-angle weave (PRAW) it’s clear we’re having fun taking RAW to a…

Quatrefoil Earring design by Lisa Kan

Right-Angle Weave and Square Stitch Unite in Style

Right-angle weave is such a versatile stitch. You can use good ol’ regular right-angle weave to create beadwoven designs as flexible as fabric. By changing the beads, this same stitch takes on a whole different look, yet retains that same luxurious flexible-cloth feel. Right-angle weave can take on dimension when you stack the units on…

Prismatic Right Angle Weave (PRAW) illustrations and sample beadwork

Beadwork, Beadweaving, Beads and More!

Inspired! That is always how I feel after reading any issue of Beadwork magazine. Recently I had the pleasure of reviewing the Beadwork 2015 digital collection. Wow! What an amazing year of fabulous projects, artists, and beading. Here are just a few highlights of what you will find in the collection. First, let’s discuss the artists of…

Kassie Shaw's latest bead weaving video, Shape Shifter - Vintage Lace design.

Shape Shift Your Beadwork with Kassie Shaw

Kassie Shaw has been busy stitching beads! And she’s a shape shifter…well, she’s shape-shifting within her beadwork, that is. In her latest video, Shape Shifter, Kassie covers a lot of techniques and options so you have a bevy of ways to take your designs. A quote from her that summarizes the video and her “Vintage Lace” design succinctly: “My…

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Odd-Count Peyote Stitch with SuperDuos

It’s the New Year! Have you made your resolutions yet? Me, either! Instead, I’m going to forego resolutions I can’t keep this year (“don’t eat potato chips”) and just concentrate on bettering myself through learning. One area I know I can always learn new things is with beading! I have quite a beading technique arsenal,…

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Beadwork, February/March 2016

In the February/March 2016 issue of Beadwork, we reveal our brand-new Designers of the Year for 2016, Akke Jonkhof, Evelína Palmontová, and Nichole Starman. We were first introduced to Akke’s work on Facebook, where groups of beaders fawn over her creative uses for shaped beads and the attractive designs she makes with them. Our editorial…