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  • Jewelry Stringing, Fall 2014

    The Fall 2014 issue of Jewelry Stringing is one you do not want to miss! Not only is this issue full of projects to amplify your fall wardrobe, there are also ten pages devoted to the hottest products of 2014 in our annual Buyer's Guide. In these eight categories you will find our editors' top picks of products including the best new beads, chain, findings, and tools sure to inspire your next jewelry projects. Named one of the top trends in fall jewelry, copper jewelry takes center stage in this issue. See how seven designers mix this affordable metal with leather and stones. For the adventurous wanderer, our Wanderlust collection presents vibrant necklaces designs with a worldly feel. To embrace an edgy yet glamorous look, peruse the Dark Glamour section, while our Chic and Shapely collection dons modern jewelry designs that have been fashionably constructed.

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  • Jewelry Stringing, Summer 2014

    Check out the Summer 2014 issue of Jewelry Stringing to find the season’s hottest jewelry designs. See how to turn everyday materials into stylish jewelry, plus discover the latest trends in metal stamping. Peruse our Fabulous Facets collection to see how our featured jewelry artists use chunky, faceted components to create bright and playful pieces perfect for any summer soiree. In honor of the bracelet-stacking trend seen on wrists everywhere, check out our section on stylishly stackable sets. Our Uniquely Upcycled collection offers ideas for incorporating unconventional materials such as vintage drawer pulls, bicycle chain, and wine-bottle labels into distinctive jewelry designs. Finally, in our Word Play collection, see how six designers use word pendants and charms to express sentimental messages.

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  • Jewelry Stringing, Spring 2014

    Celebrate spring with our official “color issue”! Projects are organized into trend-sensitive, color-based collections. The Monochromatic Muse collection pays tribute to designs that rock our world, despite being constructed of beads in just one prominent color. Color also plays a starring role in the masterful compositions of our Bead Soup collection. Colorful fibers, such as ribbons and cords, dress up the jewelry in the Strike a Cord collection. Finally, our Spring Greens projects are inspired by fashion forecasts that predicted the color green would be especially popular this year. Plus, we show you how to make four styles of tassels to add a splash of sass to your work.

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  • Jewelry Stringing, Winter 2014

    Add a little sparkle to the season with the Winter issue of Jewelry Stringing. 77 projects celebrate elegance, glitter, and timelessness. These trend-relevant necklace, bracelet, and earring designs are organized into four themed categories: Sparkle, Dazzle, Shine; Chain Meets Fiber; Chain of Thrones; and Retro, Baby! As usual, we have galleries of 18 beautiful bracelet designs, and 27 inspiring earrings, as well as useful tips and tricks of the trade. Be sure to check out our special gallery featuring the winning designs of the 2013 Bead Star contest! Packed with exciting designs, this issue is sure to keep you inspired through the winter months.

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  • Jewelry Stringing, Summer 2013

    Celebrate the summer with Jewelry Stringing’s second annual special mixed-media issue! Experiment with exciting resin, riveting, and patina techniques in 13 step-by-step projects to expand your jewelry-making repertoire and add some great new pieces to your collection. This issue has 77 new jewelry projects, including 45 bracelet and earring designs, and a must-make braided bead cuff (that costs less than $20 to create!). Get inspired by the hot new colors and styles featured in our street-savvy Summer in the City collection, or go for a more natural look with the leather, gemstone, and organic materials in the Modern Cowgirl section. And don’t miss the packaging design tips and tricks to building your brand with jewelry artist and entrepreneur Kristina Hahn Eleniak in our Sell & Tell column.

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  • Jewelry Stringing, Spring 2013

    The Spring issue of Jewelry Stringing magazine is blooming with color! In a special feature, the editors of Jewelry Stringing have collected their favorite online resources for color inspiration; with a little help from these handy websites you'll be designing eye-catching jewelry in knockout palettes. Of course, the 77 jewelry ideas that are featured in this issue will give you plenty of colorful design ideas, as well. These pieces are organized into four themed categories that reflect some of the latest trends in jewelry design. The resurgence of prohibition-era styles is represented in our Vintage Moxie category. The tassels, jewel tones, and art deco silhouettes that you will find in these pages hearken back to the glamour of the Roaring 20's. The electric-hued jewelry pieces in our High Voltage section were inspired by the neon craze that has swept the fashion world. The Coachella Chic category showcases some of the rugged indie fashion trends that are modeled by the guests at the annual Coachella music festival. And finally, our Bleached Brights section highlights jewelry in powdery pastel tones with spunky metallic accents. We're sure you'll enjoy browsing through each of these categories, but make sure not to miss our new-and-improved Technique Focus sidebars, and Get the Look pages (featuring a collection of jewelry-making materials based on each of our themes). 

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  • Jewelry Stringing, Winter 2013

    With 28 necklaces, 22 bracelets, and 30 earrings, the Winter '13 issue is packed full of brand new jewelry designs. For the first time, we have the pleasure of announcing the winners of our annual Bead Star competition in Jewelry Stringing magazine. In this edition, you will get step-by-step instructions for the winning designs in each of our seven categories (Ceramics, Crystals, Glass, Metals, Pearls, Plastics, and Stones), as well as for each of the inspiring pieces in our themed project galleries. Sparkle meets sophistication in our "Holiday Party" section, while geometry finds its place in jewelry design in the "Shape It Up" gallery. And don't miss this issue's Beads to Buy column, which showcases a collection of specialty earring findings.

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  • Jewelry Stringing, Fall 2012

    In addition to 28 beaded necklaces, 20 bracelets, and 26 pairs of earrings, the Fall 2012 issue of Jewelry Stringing features a special shopping guide, which includes 100+ of our favorite new beads, findings, and tools. The projects in this issue are broken up into five exciting, themed galleries: Earthly Elements; Clasp Forward; Stylish Strands; Big, Bold, and Beautiful; and Strike a Cord. As usual, our Technique Focus provides detailed instructions for how to utilize a popular stringing technique--this time button-and-loop clasps are highlighted. Pick up a copy and get creating!

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  • Jewelry Stringing, Summer 2012

    In this special mixed-media issue of Jewelry Stringing, you will find step-by-step instructions for four easy, crafty techniques that you can use to customize your jewelry designs. Follow our in-depth Technique Focus tutorial to learn more about how to use bead cones, and browse through our collection of colorful wood and nut beads in our Beads to Buy department. Our interview with professional jewelry designer and instructor Erin Siegel will give you a glimpse of the ups and downs of teaching students how to make jewelry.

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  • Jewelry Stringing, Spring 2012

    Celebrate the coming of spring with Jewelry Stringing Magazine's special color issue! Check out our collection of beaded necklaces, bracelets, and earrings in the seasons hottest hues, then read through our "Spring Into Color" feature for tips on how to incorporate the colors of Pantone's Spring 2012 Fasion Color Report into your own jewelry designs.

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  • Jewelry Stringing, Winter 2011

    Looking for a special gift for someone special? Look no further. In Stringing Winter 2011, you'll find an expanded shopping guide with 16 of our favorite jewelry-making staples this season.  Whether you are attending elegant holiday parties or wanting to turn heads on New Year's Eve, you'll find sparkly treasures in this issue to complement your style.

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  • Stringing Fall 2011

    Accessorize your favorite fall fashions with handmade jewelry! Discover unique techniques in 70 inspiring jewelry designs in the Fall 2011 issue of Stringing magazine. This collection of 27 necklaces, 26 earrings, and 17 bracelets is a feast for creative minds!

    Delve into beautiful burnt orange blossoms and fabulous fall foliage! Sing a song with beautiful bird beads or add an acorn for a little extra allure. This issue is so festive; by page two you'll be craving hot apple cider and looking for the nearest pumpkin patch!

     

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  • Stringing, Summer 2011

    Get great ideas for hot jewelry designs in Stringing Summer 2011! Packed with 70 beaded bracelets, necklaces, and earrings, this issue is brimming with inspiration.

    NEW THIS ISSUE is our thematic organization of projects. You'll want to check out Toggled Treasures (projects that use a toggle clasp), Round and Round (projects that feature ring components), Brush of Blush (projects that are predominantly pink), Jurassic Jewels (projects with an organic, age-old feel), and Posies with Punch (projects with dimensional flower components).

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  • Stringing, Spring 2011

    We're sure you'll be inspired by the 31 beaded necklaces featured in this project-rich magazine. All come with thorough step-by-step instructions so it's easy to recreate the best looks yourself.

    Short on time but high on creativity? Check out our feature about the best jewelry-making shortcuts. Here a bead pro shares 10 ideas for time-saving designs. Of course, bracelets and earrings are always fun and fast to make. In this issue we present 42 bracelets and earrings for you to choose from.

     

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