Beadwork February - March 2018

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passing through

Achieving Mindfulness You may have heard the term “mindfulness” tossed around. But what is mindfulness, exactly? Mindfulness is simply the act of being present. But if you’re a planner—or a worrier—like me, you may have a difficult time being in the present moment, focusing on the here and now. As crafters, though, just the simple act of forcing ourselves to sit still long enough to bead (or knit or crochet) is engaging in mindfulness. It slows our minds and bodies and focuses our thoughts, whether for a few moments or a few hours at a time. The Beadwork staff has had fun putting together a new mindfulness kit, complete with an online quiz to determine your personality type and a corresponding beaded bracelet pattern and materials. Go to and take the…

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bonnie brooks

Bonnie Brooks—illustrator, wife, mother, and grandmother— has been part of the fabric of Beadwork magazine for nearly a decade. Bonnie passed away on October 9th, and her loss has been felt both professionally and personally by all of us here at Beadwork—as well as in the beading community at large. Everyone who’s been on the Beadwork staff has interacted with Bonnie in one way or another during their tenure. Jean Cox (Campbell), founding Editor of Beadwork, has known Bonnie longer than most and shared this tribute: Bonnie was not only the most talented, most intuitive illustrator I’ve ever worked with but also a kind and gentle friend. What a joy it was to work with her. We didn’t often have to rework Bonnie’s drawings because she was so good at illustrating our…

2 min
cool stuff

1. Nana & Nina Artisan Jewelry and Accessories specializes in upcycled jewelry and components, including pendants made of recycled washers, dominoes, and utensils. Featuring a decoupage technique and resin, these beautiful pendants are available at 2. Starman’s Color Trends Saturated Metallic Collection of beads is now available in daggers, cabochons, and 3mm rounds. Colors include tawny port, butterum, navy peony, shaded spruce, and golden lime. Visit (wholesale only) or check your favorite bead retailer. 3. Fun new 14k gold and sterling silver charms and earring findings are now available from Halstead, including cubic zirconia sunburst fan ear jackets and rhodium-plated tasseled swoop earring jackets, sure to make your earrings sparkle. Available at (wholesale only) or check your favorite bead retailer. 4. Venetian Bead Shop’s new classic Murano glass beads incorporate…

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interwave shop

Internationally awardwinning designer, teacher, and official Swarovski Ambassador Kristal Wick presents her new course, Getting Started Bead Making: Fabulous Fabric Beads, based on her best-selling book, Fabulous Fabric Beads. Kristal teaches you from start to finish how to create your own lightweight, one-of-a-kind fabric beads in this 20-minute online course. Sign up today at The new Create Leather Jewelry: 8 Projects Using Peyote Stitch, Ladder Stitch, Knotting, and More eBook features eight jewelry projects sure to satisfy any leather-jewelry artist. Visit to download your copy today.…

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square stitch

TECHNIQUE Square stitch PROJECT LEVEL MATERIALS Seed beads Size B nylon or 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread TOOLS ScissorsBeading needleBead stop (optional) FLAT SQUARE STITCH Row 1: Add a tension bead or bead stop to the end of 3' of thread. String enough beads to reach the desired width. Row 2: Working with tight tension, string 2 beads; pass through the second-to-last and last beads added in the previous row (Photo 1) and the 2 beads just added (Photo 2). *String 1 bead; pass through the third-to-last bead in the previous row, the second-to-last bead added in the previous row (Photo 3), the last bead added in this row, and the bead just strung (Photo 4). Repeat from *, advancing the beadwork across the previous row, to the end of the row. Rows 3 and on: Repeat Row 2 to…

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how bead weaving artist shae wilhite almost became a millionaire

Q: How did you happen to get on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? A: After trying to get on the show many times through the phone-quiz system, I went to an audition in my hometown of Las Vegas. First was a quiz (100 “fastest finger” type questions), then a mock interview and game. I was so sure I failed the quiz that I almost went home, but my brother convinced me to stay. Thank goodness he did! So I took him along when I went to New York City. Q: How did you prepare for the show? A: I’ve always had a brain for trivia. I was on my high school quiz bowl team, and I auditioned for Jeopardy in college. I probably could have been a doctor if my brain wasn’t…