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.