Packed full of inspiring projects, amazing tips, and one-of-a-kind tricks, this issue of Beadwork magazine will have you working on a new exhilarating jewelry collection in no time!
Work alongside our four fabulous Designers of the Year: Leslie Frazier, Jean Power, Diane Fitzgerald, and the dynamic sister duo Sue Jackson and Wendy Hubick. Mix different-colored flat, square beads to create a deco-inspired pendant that’s fun-to-make and fun-to-wear, use beaded boxes to create a funky bracelet, personalize your very own triangular necklace with your favorite colors using peyote and herringbone stitch, and combine the bling of crystal rivolis and fire-polished rounds and create a necklace that comes together like magic!
What’s next in the 15th Anniversary Beaded Bead Contest? A stargazer beaded bead! Learn how to create this fabulous bead and follow along with Beadwork magazine and create variations of five different beads. At the end of the year, share a piece of jewelry you made that incorporates at least one of each of the five anniversary beaded beads.
Need a little more fringe in your life? Learn four different ways to stitch looped fringe alongside expert Jean Campbell.
In every issue, you will be amazed at the amount of information packed into these pages:
- Be inspired by dazzling projects from the experts. In each issue, you’ll find a noteworthy project from each of our four 2012 Designers of the Year: Jean Power, Diane Fitzgerald, Leslie Frazier, and the sister duo Sue Jackson and Wendy Hubick.
- Take your beadwork to the next level with Jean Campbell’s column Stitch Pro—a comprehensive exploration of beading techniques.
- See what happens when you give 4 designers identical materials, and they let their creativity go wild with The Challenge.
- Discover our department W.O.R.D (What Our Readers Did)! Now you have the chance to see how readers just like you have created their own jewelry and variations on projects straight from Beadwork.
- Plus, in Simply Seeds, learn how to put the spotlight on seed beads in your designs.
- In Bead Artist, Michelle Mach interviews a popular artist on their beading experiences.
- And so much more!