Year: 2011

One of the best parts of my job is getting to see that AMAZING jewelry designed by our clients!  The amount of talent represented by our clientelle is truly hard to believe, unless you get to see it every day.  I

As you may know, the Bead World team is available for repairs and new jewelry construction.  This is usually pretty run-of-the-mill stuff, and while we have fun with it, it rarely makes it into the blog.  Recently, though, an impending

We recently got in a HUGE batch of acrylic and resin beads, including fabulous leaves and flowers.  Looking through old beading magazines, we saw some fun examples of acrylic flowers used in fringe-technique necklaces.  This is a favorite technique at

Enter Our Summer Beading Contest! We’re daydreaming about sparkling snowflakes and frosty fun. Our client contest invites you guys to daydream, too! Make a beaded piece, anything at all, inspired by our theme “Christmas in July.” Submit all entry materials

Every summer we celebrate “Christmas in July” at our Bead World stores.  It’s a fun chance to pull out our fabulous ornament classes, snowman earring kits and snowflake patterns.  Plus, the distraction from the hat is more than welcome —

I have been unusually quiet online lately.  This is mostly due to the large amount of writing I’ve been doing in the real world.  In the last few months I’ve put the finishing touches on three beading books.  Teaming with

I’m on a roll with the new classes!  This month, we’re debuting two new classes, Double Sidewinder and Kumihimo, in our Bead World stores.  It’s really exciting to be able to bring these cool new classes to the masses.  Plus,

Okay, I’ll admit that I’m a bit odd.  I really enjoy writing jewelry instructions.  I especially enjoy writing jewelry instructions with big color photographs that are clear and easy to follow.  So imagine my excitement every time I get to

We all have beading blocks.  No matter how good we are in some areas, there are others that scare the pants right off of us.  For me it was seed beads.  I can wire wrap with the best of them.