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  • 10 Things You Didn't Know About: Kate Wilson

    A few months ago we did a meet-the-editors series of posts, in which you got to know me ( 10 Things You Didn't Know About: Chloe Chatenever ), managing editor Debbie Blair ( 10 Things You Didn't Know About: Debbie Blair ), and our Editorial Director...
  • 4 T-Shirts, 2 Necklaces

    I had the special privilege of editing projects from Handcrafted Jewelry 2012 , which will hit newsstands September 25. Inspired by Chloe Chatenever's Forget Me Knot necklace and Bianca Howell's and Carla Rogers' Chunky Braided T-Shirt Bracelet...
  • Basic Metal Embossing How-To

    I've been dying to try my hand at metal embossing since coming across some You Tube videos by Sandy Griffiths. She makes it look so effortless, so I thought I'd give it a try on a small scale! Turns out it's super-fun and super-easy! You'll...
  • Bead Storage Shopping!

    When I get ready to start on a new project, I like to lay out all of my supplies so that I can see what I have to work with, and assess potentially interesting material combinations as I brainstorm. The only problem with this method is that by the end...
  • Beading Challenge

    Challenge your beading know-how for chances at some great prizes all geared toward helping you advance your beaded jewelry designs and skills. Get inspired by other beaders in this vibrant community and learn new beading techniques along the way.
  • Editors Share Their Ergonomic Beading Tips

    I'll be the first to admit that posture isn't exactly my strong suit when sitting in front of my computer screen for 8 hours or working on a beading project in my spare bedroom at home. So I've asked the editors of some of your favorite bead...
  • Handmade Earring Cards

    Recently I showed a number of creative ways to display your earring collection . For those of you who make earrings to sell, how do you present them? I adore this idea from Erin Prais-Hintz, featured on the Earrings Everyday blog. She starts with a business...
  • How to Build a Portable Bead Studio

    Bead Fest Texas kicks off tomorrow and I couldn't be more excited! There's just something so comforting about being around "my people"-you know, people who fully understand and accept you for being obsessed with beads. People who can...
  • Jewelry Trends for 2013

    The other day, I met with the other jewelry editors and designers here at Interweave in Loveland, Colorado. Believe it or not, we're already planning our Spring 2013 issue of Jewelry Stringing . In anticipation of that issue, we got together to discuss...
  • Learn Kumihimo As Easy As 1-2-3

    One of the best classes I took last summer at Bead Fest Philadelphia was Easy Kumihimo with Beads, taught by Jill Wiseman. Easy, fun, and wildly addicting, I returned home with a whole bag of kumihimo supplies and project ideas, and I haven't stopped...
  • Make a Leather Glitter Bracelet!

    For some time now I have been lusting after those suede boots with glittery backs. Have you seen them? Not wanting to pay $200 or more for a trendy item like this, I searched the Web for cheaper options and luckily found lots of fun blogs with DIY instructions...
  • Make Neon-Dipped Beads!

    I'm a big fan of the dipped furniture/housewares trend. You know, when just the bottom of a chair or a bowl is dipped in paint. Here are some examples of what I mean: Table seen at homelife.com.au . Bowls from Wind & Willow Home. Chair from Folklore...
  • Make Your Own Pendants Using the Sun

    What happens when you combine plain wood discs with the sun's rays? Well, probably not much until you paint on a little light-sensitive dye, and then watch the magic happen! These pendants are the result of a little experimentation I did over the...
  • Name That Beadwork: Win a Kit of Beads and Findings From Goody Beads!

    From Jennifer: Spring is in full swing right now, but summer is just around the corner, and for the June/July 2013 issue of Beadwork magazine, our editors and readers were asked to take this sand and sea-themed kit of glass beads and jewelry-making findings...
  • Resources for Newbies

    Are you new to jewelry making? Or perhaps a dabbler with the desire to take it to the next level? Well there are some fabulous resources available to help you learn some new skills. A great place to start would be signing up for a class at your local...
  • Spring Trend: Raw Gemstone Jewelry

    One of the jewelry trends that has been popping up on my radar lately is the use of raw gemstones in jewelry. Instead of the polished, symmetrical bead shapes that we are used to, jewelry designers are embracing the beauty of the natural world by incorporating...
  • Summer Trend: Geometric Jewelry

    After all the fun I had searching for neon jewelry to feature in my last Summer Trend blog post , I couldn't wait to write another one! This time: geometric jewelry. It seems like bold shapes, bright colors, and clean lines are popping up everywhere...
  • Summer Trend: Neon Jewelry

    Summer is finally here! As hemlines rise, necklines fall, and sleeves get shorter, I find myself itching to make up some new jewelry to complement my summer wardrobe. Neon colors in boldly geometric block patterns are all the rage right now, and I can't...
  • Trend: Chic Chevron Jewelry

    I just returned from a much-needed mini-vacation in coastal Oregon. It's so gorgeous and peaceful there--my mind and body always come back relaxed and refreshed. It just so happens I come back inspired, too. Inspired by jewelry. While driving through...
  • Welcome to Inside Beadwork Magazine

    Welcome to Inside Beadwork Magazine ! We couldn't be more excited to launch our new blog where, on a weekly basis, we'll bring you up-to-date community events, let you in behind the scenes, share the trends we spot, and simply chat about everything...
  • Wish Necklaces Re-Imagined

    Try as I might, I cannot figure out why I thought it was necessary to buy 600 feet of pink embroidery thread to make one necklace when I was in Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago. (I am claiming temporary craft-store induced insanity. We've all been there...
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