• Contributed to by 16 jewelry designers from 9 lands. You will find glittering pieces for finger, neck and ears, steampunk for the hair, in addition to classic, unpretentious adornment for the wrist. All beading techniques are here – from the simple to the sophisticated. The advanced course shows you ways to bead tubular forms in herringbone stitch. Delight in the...
  • The 17 jewelry projects by designers from 9 countries will make for a colorful autumn. In addition, learn the herringbone technique in part 1 of our course. Find history, new types of beads and a preview of the upcoming 2017 BEADERS BEST Fair. Look forward to inspiration for bracelets, necklaces, rings and earrings in herringbone, peyote, brick, RAW,...
  • Find 16 jewelry projects to brandish your needles at: pretty necklaces, pendants, earrings and bracelets, as well as ideas for adorning the hair. The German designer Elke Leonhardt-Rath has many an inspiration on hand, and a terrific graphically designed jewelry piece to work. This issue’s course will cover square stitch.
  • 16 objects — from delicate and fluffy to “fit for a king” — invite you to brandish your needle and thread. Use netting, embroider full of volume or work in free beadweaving. This issue’s course explains the African Helix technique. Helena Tang-Lim from Singapore designed the elegant Drina Victoria collar for you. All this and much more will spur your creativity on!
  • From single elements to an entire set, beads with a single hole to those with more, from the classical to the unconventional — all of it in the current, soft colors — leaving nothing to be desired! The popular jewelry designer Lisa Kan charms us with a two-sided wearable collar. In addition find book recommendations, tips and tricks, news and history.
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