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Chic Upcycled Jewelry Ideas

I love upcycling, or finding new uses for old items. For example, I have several printed shirts that I’ve been hanging onto for several years because, although they’ve gone out of the style, the colorful floral print on them is just too pretty to throw out. I knew I could make something fun with them, but I…

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Custom Wedding Jewelry

One of my friends is getting married in a few months, and as I help her plan and get all of the details finalized, I can’t help but notice how calm she is about everything. The florist can’t get the exact flowers she wants? No big deal. One of the bridesmaids has gone rogue and…

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Ready For Some Summer Bead Weaving Fun?

Summer up here in the Adirondacks means that it’s time to spend long, lazy days paddling the canoe, or walking up a mountain, or swimming at our beautiful mountain beaches. It also means lovely, longer days, and that means more time for bead weaving! My August/September issue of Beadwork magazine came just in time, too.…

Gorgeous Glass Beads with Penny Dixon

There’s no question in my mind that the recent introduction of such an amazing variety of shaped glass beads has forever changed the way we make beaded jewelry with seed beads.  Browsing through a local bead shop or online at my favorite bead supply company makes me feel grateful to have such an array of…

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Jean Cox – About

Jean Cox Jean Cox designs, teaches, and writes about beadwork. She is the founding editor of Beadwork magazine and has written and edited more than 45 books, most recently including Steampunk Style Jewelry and the upcoming Creating Glamorous Jewelry with Swarovski Crystals. Jean writes a popular weekly blog on BeadingDaily.com and is a Crystallized Elements…

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Jennifer VanBenschoten – About

Jennifer VanBenschoten Jennifer VanBenschoten lives in the Adirondack mountains of upstate New York with her husband and son. A frequent contributor to Beadwork magazine and a longtime member of the Beading Daily community, she is thrilled to take on the role of Online Editor! Jennifer eats, sleeps and breathes beads. In addition to being a…

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Denise Peck – About

Denise Peck Denise Peck is the editor of Step by Step Wire Jewelry and senior editor of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist. A lifelong lover of jewelry, Denise left an 18-year newspaper career in Boston to go to jewelry school in New York City in 1999. She has a bench jeweler’s certificate from Studio Jewelers, Ltd.,…

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Debbie Blair – About

Debbie Blair Debbie Blair is the managing editor of Beadwork and Stringing magazines. She finds her background as a graphic designer–coupled with the fact that she’s a lifelong crafter–to be tremendously valuable in her current position with Interweave. She enjoys teaching the basics of stringing and wire work at a local craft store, but dreams…

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Melinda Barta – About

Melinda Barta Melinda Barta is editor of Beadwork magazine, associate editor of Stringing magazine, and author of three books, including Hip to Stitch and best-selling Custom Cool Jewelry. Her third book, Mixed Metals: Creating Contemporary Jewelry with Silver, Gold, Copper, Brass & More, is coauthored with Danielle Fox. Melinda’s department, Custom Cool, appears in each…