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Beaded Necklace

All-New Bracelets, Necklaces, & Earrings

My favorite thing about summer? Well, next to bar-b-ques and beaches, it’s the fact that Create Jewelry hits the newsstands! We put the finishing touches on my favorite issue of the year last month and now I can’t wait to dig in and start making a handful of the dozens of gorgeous bracelets, necklaces, and…

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How Has Your Jewelry Making Style Evolved?

Of all the things I’ve learned during my career as an artist, the most important factor to being a successful artist is that you have to be willing to let yourself grow and change and discover new things. For a while, I did off-loom bead-weaving almost exclusively. I started learning how to bead with seed…

Shaped Bead DVD

Explore Shaped Beads!

Shaped beads are a hot trend in the bead world, with new shapes seeming to come out almost weekly. Beaders tend to love them or hate them—but Penny Dixon is one bead artist who definitely falls into the “love” category. And Penny’s shaped-bead designs are always a hit with other beaders, probably because they’re all…

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Make These Easy Custom Components

What do you do when you can’t find the perfect pendant for that necklace you are working on? Or your local bead shop is out of the finish of bead caps you need for your bracelet? Or you want to make your mom a necklace with a photo-locket to remember that trip you took last…

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DIY Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and I’m loving all of the DIY projects and inspiration I’m seeing online. There’s something about this holiday that ignites every feeling of excitement for summer–a giddy sensation that I believe carries over from my childhood! That being said, I couldn’t help myself but to find…

Bracelet Kit and DVD Bundle

Custom Bracelet Kit and DVD Bundle

I’ve always dreamed of having custom-made clothes, like celebrities wear on the red carpet. Alas, publishing just doesn’t pay well enough for that dream to ever become a reality! My dream look Closer to reality! But our new Artist of the Month, Cynthia Thornton, makes it possible for me to at least create my own…

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3 Reasons to Customize Your Beaded Jewelry Designs

I discovered early on in my jewelry-making career that I loved using custom-made jewelry findings with my original beaded jewelry designs. At first, I focused solely on stitching my own findings whenever I could using seed beads, gemstone beads, or a variety of glass beads. When I started experimenting and learning how to use metal…

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Beading is Better Than Sunburns!

I’m a mountain girl, born and raised. This means I’d take a snowstorm over 100 degree heat any day. Now that I live on the hot and dry Front Range of Colorado, any day over 75 degrees makes me beg for cold mountain air. For now, air conditioning will have to do. Simply put, I…