When it comes to jewelry making, barring a few meager attempts at peyote-stitched bracelets, I am truly a stringer at heart. I can string beads, knot cords, and crank out wrapped loops like nobody's business. But, honestly, I'd like to think of myself as a bit of a mixed-media maven! My passions...
Learning how to work with a torch to create handmade glass beads was one of the best things I ever learned. There was something inspiring about being able to handle the flame of a torch and use it to melt and wind glass roads into my own handmade glass beads. Now that I'm doing more with mixed media...
I can't be the only one out in Beadland who has been tempted by all those gorgeous resin jewelry-making projects out there, can I? One of the reasons I haven't done more with resin is because I just don't like those empty bezels staring back at me, and just filling the bezels with paper gets...
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Aug 8, 2013
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If you're a regular subscriber to Beadwork magazine, then you're probably familiar with the Designers of the Year. Every year, Beadwork chooses four top beadwork designers and features brand new projects by each of them for an entire year. Some of the previous well-known Designers of the Year...
Kristal Wick is the editor of Beading Daily I have to admit, one of my favorite things about my job as Beading Daily editor is hearing your stories on Face Book and the Beading Daily Forums. I love reading how you started on this beady path. Your high points, your low points, what kind of music you listen...
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Jan 21, 2011
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What if I did more than think about making metal jewelry? I’ve been guilty of what-iffing everything to death lately. . . . What if I would have pursued that med-school degree? What if I had stayed on the coast? What if we got rid of our mortgage and cars and all the trappings that come with the...