Editor's Picks

Looking for great gifts for beaders this holiday season?

Your favorite beading editors have the great beading gifts for jewelry artists you've been searching for! Help someone master peyote stitch, herringbone, right-angle weave, and more, or dive into wire working, leather, polymer clay, and other mixed-media techniques. With so many great resources, find just the right gift to give to a friend or keep for yourself.

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Jean Campbell

Editorial Director for the Bead Group

"Crackling logs in the fireplace...hot mulled cider...the jingle of bells on a horse-driven sleigh...and my beading table filled with inspired new projects! That's how I picture the holidays this year. How about you? What's on your beady wish list? Here are several of the products from the Beading Daily Shop that I know I'd love to give or receive."

 

Bead Stitching Vintage-Inspired Jewelry
with Kelly Wiese

The Art of Forgotten Things: Creating Jewelry from Objects with a Past
by Melanie Doerman
Right-Angle Weave Fundamentals
with Marcia DeCoster
Mastering Herringbone Stitch: The Complete Guide
by Melinda Barta
Stamped Metal Jewelry
by Lisa Niven Kelly
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Jennifer VanBenschoten

Online Editor, Beading Daily

"In my opinion, the best holiday gifts come from the heart. Handmade gifts of jewelry or bead crafts are some of my favorite gifts to give and receive at holiday time, and even better, the gift of a beading book or video is truly a gift that keeps on giving! Beading during the holidays is also one of my favorite ways to take a break from it all. I can't think of a better way to spend a chilly winter evening than hunkered down by the warm wood stove with my family and my beads!"

Mastering Beadwork: A Comprehensive Guide to Off-Loom Techniques
by Carol Huber Cypher
Explorations in Beadweaving: Techniques for an Improvisational Approach
by Kelly Angeley
Bead Stitching Pentagons
with Jean Power

Bead Stitching Triangles
with Jean Power

How to Make Beaded Beads
with Cindy Holsclaw
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Debbie Blair

Editor, Jewelry Stringing magazine

"For me, creating for the holidays starts before Halloween even hits. With such a busy life, I have to at least start thinking about what kind of handcrafted item I'd like to be able to give to my loved ones. One year, I cranked out knitted scarves like nobody's business--that was the year "fun fur" was the craze (remember that yarn?). This year, wrap bracelets are on my to-do list, personalized with a special charm or simply the recipient's favorite colors. Regardless of the type of jewelry you like to make, Interweavestore.com features thousands of projects that offer step-by-step instructions. Heck, some even include all of the materials you'll need to create a finished piece! You can't get any easier than that! "

 

10 Handmade Leather Bracelet
Projects

Pattern Collection eBook
Enchanted Adornments
by Cynthia Thornton
Handcrafted Jewelry
2012
Stringing Style
by Jamie Hogsett
Create Jewelry: 101 All-
New Designs

2014
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Melinda Barta

Editor, Beadwork magazine

"All year long it feels like go-go-go around our house, so the holidays bring a welcome time of rest and relaxation. For me, that happily means more time to bead! This may sound strange, but I get the majority of my seed beading done in the car, so I always look forward to the road trip to Grandma and Grandpa's house. The portability of seed beading is actually one of the things I love most--all I need is a small tray, a favorite pattern (often peyote stitch), some tubes of beads, and I'm all set. Here are some of my favorite patterns--whether I'm beading jewelry for myself or making last-minute gifts for loved ones."

 

Beaded Ropes
with Jill Wiseman
Getting Started with Seed Beads
by Dustin Wedekind
Favorite Bead Stitches
2014
Beadwork magazine
Oct/Nov 2014
Seed Bead Fusion
by Rachel Nelson-Smith
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