Welcome to Quick + Easy Beadwork, our first-ever special issue dedicated to stylish beadwoven projects that are quick, easy, and extremely fun to make. Whether you’re a novice beadweaver looking for a place to start or an intermediate beader seeking projects you can make in a few hours, you’re sure to find many of these thirty-nine all-new designs irresistible.
Partial to peyote stitch? Dive right in with Janet Palumbo’s uniquely shaped Monreale Earrings, one of this issue’s sixteen peyote projects.
Hankering for herringbone? In her Lissome Plum Bracelet, Roxi Rogers uses herringbone stitch to create a modern wrapped bracelet in seed beads.
Our twelve projects that exemplify the versatility of netting include Evening Star Earrings by Agnieszka Watts, made with a great netted rivoli pattern.
If you’re more drawn to materials than technique, peruse the diverse material selections used by our contributors.
Love pearls? You’ll appreciate Csilla Csirmaz’s combination of beaded components and strung pearls in her Peekaboo Pearls Necklace or Rachel McEnroe’s romantic Duchess Pearl Necklace.
If sparkle is what you crave, see Wendy Lueder’s Crystallized Butterfly Necklace.
Anyone addicted to the newest shaped beads will want to check out these projects:
- Monika Pienkowska-Extrano’s Lacy Twins Bracelet made with two-hole seed beads
- Melinda Barta’s Coachella Earrings constructed with two-hole bricks
- Jean Campbell’s Rulla Zigzag Bracelet featuring two-hole cylinders
- Kristen Winter’s Mondrian Bracelet stitched with two-hole squares
No matter how you decide to delve into this treasure trove of stylish, makeable jewelry projects, you’ll enjoy all the never-before-seen designs this special issue has to offer. Pick up your copy of this very special Quick + Easy Beadwork issue today!