Current Issue

The June/July 2015 issue of Beadwork magazine features an enticing variety of projects. We give homage to the newest shaped beads on the market but also cater to beaders who love the simple wonder of classic seed beads. Don't miss our newest department, Pattern Play, featuring a bracelet made entirely of cylinder beads worked into an eclectic pattern. This issue has multiple projects suited for beginners and also features designs that will challenge and ignite inspiration for even the most seasoned beaders.





Recent Issues

  • Beadwork, April/May 2015

    The April/May 2015 issue of Beadwork magazine is bursting with techniques to try! Have you fallen in love with Katie Wall's bead crochet bangles on this issue's cover? Learn the technique behind the project in an in-depth how-to feature article. Try your hand at soutache bead embroidery with pearls to make a one-of-a-kind bracelet. Enjoy an innovative project in our Quick & Easy department featuring Silky beads, SuperDuos, and O beads all in one stunning bracelet. Experience eight projects using shaped beads and one stunning necklace that cleverly connects seed beads to metal findings. It's safe to say this issue is one of our best yet!

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  • Beadwork, February/March 2015

    The February/March 2015 issue of Beadwork Magazine presents to you the 2015 Designers of the Year: Penny Dixon, Barbara Falkowitz, Amy Haftkowycz, and Cindy Holsclaw (whose Flowerpots Bracelets made the front cover!). We are also excited to reveal two more additions in this issue: an all new department featuring a quick and easy beading project, as well as bonus materials listings for select alternate colorways featured in the issue (scroll down to find these at the bottom of this web page). Don't miss an exclusive excerpt from Lisa Kan's new book, Bead Metamorphosis, as well as thirteen additional irresistible projects.

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  • Beadwork, December 2014/January 2015

    Experience 19 inspiring designs for winter in this issue of Beadwork magazine. Inside the cover you'll find five must-make earring designs to don at any holiday party. You won't want to miss the final designs from our 2014 Beadwork Designers of the Year, Christina Neit, Glenda Paunonen and Liisa Turunen, Laura Andrews, and Leslee Frumin. This is the don't-miss issue for the holidays!

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  • Beadwork, October/November 2014

    Beadwork October/November features the perfect collection of designs to inspire all your fall projects! Check out the twenty-four winners of the 2014 Bead Star Contest. Then, experience eight all-new projects using two-hole beads as well as ten peyote-stitch designs. Try your hand at a kumihimo necklace using twin beads, and make the super chic and simple earrings seen on the cover.

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  • Beadwork, August/September 2014

    Beadwork August/September is full of projects sure to renew your love of beads. Enjoy projects featuring SuperDuos, while in another, learn to embellish rivolis with Rizos. If you love clever closures, experience one Designer of the Year's new way to conceal clasps. From simple to exquisitely detailed, there is a project for you in this issue!

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  • Beadwork, June/July 2014

    Beadwork June/July offers a stunning collection that runs the gamut from simple to satisfyingly complex projects. Make an exquisite right-angle-weave flower pendant.  Stitch with our new favorite bead shape: the two-hole triangle. Weave a loom-work bracelet with wire. And so much more! Check out the 22 inspiring jewelry designs in this packed issue.

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  • Beadwork, April/May 2014

    The April/May issue of Beadwork is bursting with fresh ideas for spring! Make flirty peyote bangles, stitch a pair of sparkling reversible earrings, create an exquisite necklace with artistically shaped tubular-herringbone components, and more. Plus, learn Turkish bead crochet, build crystal-cored beaded beads, and use peanut beads to form a pretty component bracelet.

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  • Beadwork, February/March 2014

    Beadwork's February/March issue is packed with 18 new jewelry designs, including those from our new designers of the year! Make gorgeous netted flower pendants, learn how to work chenille stitch, glam up your beading with rhinestone chain, and more. Plus, get a peek inside Beadwork Editor Melinda Barta's new herringbone book!

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  • Beadwork, December 2013/January 2014

    Get 17 new jewelry designs in Beadwork’s December 2013/January 2014 issue. Make gorgeous peyote-stitch bracelets with stud beads, create an armful of easy RAW bangles, craft a blossoming bracelet with triangle weave, and more. Plus, bezel colorful cabochons for a “painter’s palette” bracelet.

    beads made by Erin!


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  • Beadwork, October/November 2013

    Beadwork’s October/November 2013 issue is full of beading inspiration. Check out the 30 extraordinary winners of our annual jewelry contest. Then, delve into the fabulous collection of projects showcasing favorite techniques from netting to bead crochet.

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  • Beadwork, August/September 2013

    Great beading ideas abound in Beadwork’s Aug/Sept 2013 issue. Learn how to stitch herringbone beaded beads, bead a chevron collar, bezel a gemstone donut, embellish focal beads, and more. Plus, discover 4 ways to make jewelry with Superduo 2-hole beads.

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  • Beadwork, June/July 2013

    Find 20 exciting beaded jewelry designs in the June/July 2013 issue of Beadwork. You’ll learn how to make a beautiful soutache necklace and fun beaded tubes for a licorice-leather bracelet. Plus, get 2 ideas for making beaded bracelets with peanut beads.

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  • Beadwork, April/May 2013

    Inspiring beading projects abound in the April/May 2013 issue of Beadwork magazine. Discover 4 ways to create fabulous jewelry using 2-hole beads. Get tips for improving your spiral herringbone stitch. Nineteen original designs await your needle and thread!

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  • Beadwork, February/March 2013

    The February/March 2013 issue of Beadwork magazine is full of beaded jewelry ideas (24 of them!) and revelations. Inside, you'll discover the awe-inspiring winning entries from our Beaded Bead Contest, plus we announce our new line up of Designers of the Year.

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