Beadwork December 2020 / January 2021

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inspiration for the new year

We’re ringing in the New Year with intriguing projects you’ll want to try. Kim Leahy resolves to do more bead embroidery this year—if you do, too, then we recommend starting with her Rain Goddess necklace on the cover (and page 49). Turn to Bead Buzz (page 80) for more inspiring resolutions from the designers who contributed to this issue. Be sure to check out the winning and honorable mention entries in the 2020 Interweave Jewelry, Bead & Gem Arts Awards. We’re thrilled that our contributors Edgar Lopez and Sue Neel are recognized for their amazing talents. If stretching your creativity is on your to-do list for 2021, entering this contest is a great way to give yourself the nudge. From Leslie Pope’s innovative Crossing Bridges bracelet (page 42) to Leslie Rogalski’s meditative…

3 min
cool stuff

1. This is just a tiny taste of the gemstone strands you can get from Cherry Tree Beads. They have a wide range of gorgeous, high-quality gemstone bead strands you can peruse through alphabetically or shop by shape and style. Wholesale pricing is available. Check out for more. 2. Check out these delectable new acetate focals from Goody Beads! Add a pop of color to your jewelry designs with these inexpensive, lightweight, and versatile pieces. Dozens and dozens of colors, shapes, and sizes to choose from at 3. These fabulous Temple Belle Tassels from Woman Shops World pack major wow factor in a world with tassels, tassels, everywhere! These luxurious 7" long tassels are made in India by artisans who are paid fair wages, use natural dyes, and spin the…

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handpicked favorites in the interweave® shop

Beadwork favorites: Edgar Lopez Pattern Collection We’ve gathered five of Edgar Lopez’s fabulous patterns into a collection so you can get them all at once. With difficulty ratings of Intermediate and Advanced, these patterns are sure to please an adventurous beginner to even the most seasoned of beaders. Delve into Edgar’s world of eye-popping tropical colors, intriguing geometric shapes, and crystal-encrusted glamour. Get the collection at today! Treat Yourself Subscribe to Beadwork and look forward to receiving a new issue delivered to your mailbox every other month. Packed with ideas, tips, and inspiration, Beadwork 2021 will feature the stitches you love and projects you’ll want to make with expert instructions and illustrations for your success. Subscribe for yourself – or a friend – at…

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esmerelda beaded bead

artist’s tips > Any 4mm bead will work in place of G; try using crystal bicones for a more dramatic look. > Repeat the thread paths of each round to reinforce if your bead feels a bit too squishy. TECHNIQUES Two-needle ladder stitch Peyote stitch Netting PROJECT LEVEL ∘∘∘ MATERIALS 2g dark topaz gold luster size 15° seed beads (A) 1g matte dark olive iris size 11° seed beads (B) 1g polychrome copper ombre 5×2.5mm 2-hole SuperDuos (C) 25 antique silver 8×5mm 2-hole DiamonDuos (D) 30 sage polychrome 9×5mm 2-hole Kite beads (E) 10 half-coated prismatic 3mm fire-polished rounds (F) 5 half-coated prismatic 4mm fire-polished rounds (G) Smoke 8 lb FireLine braided beading thread TOOLS Scissors Size 11 beading needle FINISHED SIZE 1 ⅛ x 1 ¼ " 1) BASE. Use two-needle ladder stitch and peyote stitch to form the base of the bead: Round 1: Note: Take care to add the D…

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contest basics

DIVISIONS ✓ Jewelry, Bead✓ Jewelry, Non-Bead✓ Gems✓ Non-Jewelry Objects CRITERIA Jewelry, Non-Bead Originality, execution, visual appeal, and impact, and for jewelry, wearability PRIZES Grand Prize: $1,000 plus one-year subscription to Beadwork or Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Division Prize: $250 plus one-year subscription to Beadwork or Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Honorable Mention Prize: One-year subscription to Beadwork or Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist ENTRIES ✓ Jewelry, Non-Bead Open to any designer/maker✓ Jewelry, Non-Bead Designs must be original and executed✓ Jewelry, Non-Bead Any single medium or combination of media✓ Jewelry, Non-Bead Digital images only ENTER THE NEXT ONE! Details coming soon to -competitions…

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the winners!

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s competition! A celebration of all the jewelry-related arts, Interweave’s new Jewelry, Bead, and Gem Arts Awards are proudly presented by Beadwork and Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist magazines. Here are the Grand Prize and four Division Winners, and our 10 Honorable Mentions. Because we found so many entries of interest, we couldn’t just leave it at that. So our combined editorial staffs also selected other pieces to share online. Find our “Other Notables,” all the winner images shown here plus additional angles at…