Magazines

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Jewelry Stringing, Fall 2016

The Fall 2016 issue of Jewelry Stringing takes a cue from nature  with rich, warm palettes and designs inspired by the cultures and landscapes of the American West . Take a look and discover seven bold designs that put a contemporary spin on  traditional Southwestern colors and materials. For the ever-trendy jewelry maker, we  have a collection of projects featuring the soft, warm, and universally flattering color of the year: rose…

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Beadwork, August/September 2016

The August/September 2016 issue of Beadwork magazine celebrates stitches with projects bursting with fun colors, unique details, and opportunities to increase your beading repertoire. If you’re seeking interesting techniques, you’ll find diagonal peyote stitch used in a fun reversible cuff, kumihimo earrings capturing a glimmering rivoli, spiral rope worked into a gorgeous necklace, embellished tubular herringbone…

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Jewelry Stringing, Summer 2016

The summer 2016 issue of Jewelry Stringing is packed with dozens of projects that will help you make the most of this season. For the epitome of relaxed summer style, check out the seven charming pieces with vintage details and soft washed-out palettes in the Vintage Summer collection of projects. You’ll also find six juicy…

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Beadwork, June/July 2016

The June/July 2016 issue of Beadwork includes several lovely projects for summer, such as Evelína Palmontová’s romantic Stardust Bracelet, Teresa Morse’s Flamenco Bracelet based on Melanie de Miguel’s hubble stitch technique, and a one-of-a-kind pattern to brick-stitch a beautiful Noble Leafwing butterfly. In addition, learn Kathy King’s unique bead-quilling technique, and take advantage of a…

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Beadwork, April/May 2016

The April/May 2016 issue of Beadwork offers many things to learn, including the new diamond weave stitch, tips for shaping cubic right-angle weave, four turnarounds for odd-count flat peyote stitch, and more! Read our interview with Sherry Serafini and learn about her heartwarming discovery of bead embroidery and her exciting connections with celebrities. Take a…

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Jewelry Stringing, Spring 2016

In the Spring 2016 issue of Jewelry Stringing magazine we’re celebrating all there is to love about spring. In our annual “color” issue, we present two color-based collections: Sugar Coated features designs with smooth, matte  surfaces and pastel hues, and Secret Garden is a palette encompassing spring hues and floral motifs. Talisman jewelry has been extremely popular, so…

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Beadwork, February/March 2016

In the February/March 2016 issue of Beadwork, we reveal our brand-new Designers of the Year for 2016, Akke Jonkhof, Evelína Palmontová, and Nichole Starman. We were first introduced to Akke’s work on Facebook, where groups of beaders fawn over her creative uses for shaped beads and the attractive designs she makes with them. Our editorial…

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How to Make a Wire Ornament Hanger

Many of us beadweavers have been busy stitching beautiful ornaments and other doodads to decorate our homes for the holidays. A flash of crystal and seed beads hanging in the window (or on a Christmas tree, a Hanukkah menorah, a Festivus pole, or a Solstice staff) is often what helps get us through these short…

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Meet Jewelry Stringing Editor Debbie Blair

When you page through the magazines we make at F+W, you’re paging through the work of dozens of people who you might not know. I DO know them, however, and would like to introduce you! Today I’m pleased to present Debbie Blair, the editor of Jewelry Stringing magazine. In the many years that I’ve known…

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Jewelry Stringing, Winter 2016

The Winter 2016 issue of Jewelry Stringing magazine is full of sparkly and unique designs to glam up your winter wardrobe. Enjoy shimmery necklaces in our Mirror, Mirror section and don’t miss the Weathered Hues section which showcases jewelry based on a trendy soft, wearable  palette. Learn how to perfect the wire-wrapped bail and see how six designers used this…