Discover new and exciting techniques and tricks with the Step by Step Wire Jewelry April/May 2012 issue! Showcase new colors and shapes with 10+ jewelry designs including: earrings, pendants, necklaces, and bracelets.
Embrace unusual trinkets, ethnic beads, vintage components, and found objects and learn all that art beads and components have to offer! Then, take a look at some of the season’s hottest beads in the Artisan Showcase.
Get ready for spring and let the colors of the season inspire your designs. It’s the perfect time to let the beauty of nature liven up your color palette!
2012 Featured Artist, Lilian Chen, has a new method that’ll have you creating a beautiful pendant and neck wire right from the spool!
Boost your wire-jewelry skills with fun projects and up-close step-by-step photos! Show off gemstone beads with a quick-and-easy earring design, use sparkly crystals or natural wood beads to create different earrings with the same technique, use up your extra seed beads with a Japanese 2-in-1 weave variation, celebrate spring with gemstone-embellished teardrop earrings, and more! With so many projects, you won’t know where to begin (we suggest page one).
Plus, create a (not so) basic hoop earring in just 5-minutes . . . really, just 5 minutes! In only three steps you can have yourself a funky hoop that fits your style.