Current Issue

The Summer 2015 issue of Jewelry Stringing magazine is here and full of the season's hottest trends. Druzy necklaces, turquoise pieces, fringe designs, and mixed metal masterpieces fill the pages of this issue, prepared to make you the most stylish you have ever been. You'll find must-have kits and available video downloads, and we'll introduce you to Cynthia Thornton, the creative force behind Green Girl Studios. We'll give you a sneak peek into her new video series where she demonstrates how to carve wax bangles and cuffs, then create molds, cast with resin, and embellish the finished bangles using beads, cold connections, and more. You'll also find an eight page feature on the latest and greatest ways to easily create custom components for your designs, including glass cabochons, floating glass lockets, and enamel powders. Enjoy all the elements of summer within this issue.





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  • Jewelry Stringing, Spring 2015

    There is so much to love about the Spring 2015 issue of Jewelry Stringing! You'll find eleven beautiful designs that highlight the colors and motifs of the season in Peaches & Cream and La Vie en Rose. For those who love leather jewelry (who doesn't?!), you'll want to see how ten jewelry artists have put their spin on this hot trend by combining the material with metal, in our Leather + Metal section. And if you're fawning over the convertible jewelry craze, you'll enjoy our feature of six designs that can be transformed from one type of jewelry into a completely different look! Finally, we know everyone will love our all-new Artist Spotlight column. In this issue we feature Erin Prais-Hintz. You'll also find instructions for a beautiful ombré necklace using faceted beads made by Erin!

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  • Jewelry Stringing, Winter 2015

    The Winter 2015 issue of Jewelry Stringing magazine is bursting with inspirational projects for every occasion. Whether you're looking for a sparkly accessory to complete your perfect party outfit or looking for gift ideas for others, this issue will lend you plenty of ideas for handmade jewelry. The Spotlight on Black section features jewelry made with black components-sleek and sophisticated for your glam holiday outfits. The Quick & Easy section presents you with eight stylish projects that are easy to put together and won't break your bank-great for gift giving! You'll also find eight dainty and feminine pieces in the Delicate Femininity section. Finally, six designers use the star theme in their out-of-this-world necklace designs! Don't miss the "Pretty Little Packages" feature which spotlights seven unique packages to gift your jewelry in style. Let this issue be your companion through the holidays!

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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, Fall 2013

    Our Fall issue is packed full of inspiring and wearable projects to get your creative juices flowing. Browse through our themed project galleries--Raw Beauty, The Gold Rush, Not Your Grandmother's Pearls, and Bibs & Collars--for stylish, on-trend design ideas. Also included in this issue is our annual Buyer's Guide: 100+  of the newest and most interesting products to punch up your next jewelry project. 

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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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