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Earring Jacket designs, by Kassie Shaw. Right-angle weave variation

FREE Right-Angle Weave Patterns by Kassie Shaw

Kassie Shaw has created some amazing new resources for us. Her latest, a series of videos featuring right-angle weave and right-angle weave variations – each of these are available as video downloads or you can find them all rolled up into a DVD – Beadweaving Beyond the Basics: Right-Angle Weave Variations. To complement these videos,…

a collection of quality handmade jewelry

Take Your Jewelry Making to the Next Level

If you’re ready to go from enjoying making jewelry as a hobby and selling a few pieces here and there to establishing yourself as a jewelry business, ask yourself a few questions. How are your jewelry sales? Do you have repeat customers? Are people just waiting for your next handmade jewelry design in the series?…

Whistle Stop Bracelet by Marcia L. Balonis 3 different two-hole bead shapes stitched using netting, brick-stitch edging, and picot

Shaped Beads Inspire New Designs

Whenever we’re talking about two-hole beads, I’m drawn back to the first two-hole bead I met – the good ol’ two-hole tile bead (said like it’s 100 years old when really, that was only about 4 years ago!). Here are two designs featuring two-hole tile beads, from one of the first issues of Beadwork magazine…

Noble Leafwing beaded butterfly, by Karen Parker

Beads, Brick Stitch, Butterflies, and Bees

Karen Parker has taken her love of science to her beads! A scientist and bead artist living in upstate New York, Karen has had a long career as a molecular biologist. An amazing and fulfilling career, but not satisfying on the artistic front, Karen turned to her love of fiber arts for a creative and colorful…

Talenti jars filled with a variety of Toho seed beads

Free How-to Bead Storage Solutions

From Ice Cream to Beads I’m a recycler. Not the best but we do our part and are always looking for ways to do better. I’m also a container hoarder, especially those good for bead storage solutions or for holding other things in my studio. I save all my peanut butter jars (they’re glass) and…

Corona necklace design by Jean Cox. Tubular right-angle weave, cubic right-angle weave, and a touch of circular peyote

Beaded Bezels with Right-Angle Weave and More

Jean Cox dazzles and delights, always. This time, she is dazzling us through her latest design, “Corona.” This beaded necklace is striking and elegant (in design and color). And like Jean, every bead has a place, every stitch is perfect, there’s a glint and sparkle no matter which way you look at it, and it’s…

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…