In every issue of Beadwork you'll find all-new irresistible necklace designs, must-have bracelet patterns, and can't-miss tips. Explore your favorite techniques such as peyote, right-angle weave, herringbone, and more. PLUS be confident every step of the way with fully illustrated step-by-step instructions.
The Changing Seasons
Desert Mirage Cuff • Create this bold, wide, mirror-image bracelet featuring waves of two-hole SuperDuo beads and pearl accents.
Cereus Bloom Necklace • Inspired by the flowers of a night-blooming cactus, this necklace features two- and three-hole beads and sparkling crystals.
Eleanor Bracelet • Inspired by the designer’s love for historic costumes and a visit to a Welsh castle once ruled by Queen Eleanor, wife of Edward I, this romantic bracelet features sparkling crystals, two-hole shaped beads, and peyote stitch.
Dragon Scale Cuff • Use two-hole daggers and netting to create a gorgeous scale-like bracelet with an intriguing textual surface.
Ouroboros Dragon Cuff • Stitch a dragon eating its own tail—an ancient symbol for eternity. This Ouroboros bracelet and the Dragon Scale Cuff on page 26 are each unique in their own right.
Marianna Zukowsky • Marianna Zukowsky recently began contributing to Beadwork magazine. Marianna shared with us how she got started beading, including her first experience going into a bead shop. Read on to learn more about this talented beadwork designer!
Ethereal Glow Necklace • Weave this mystical necklace featuring bezeled glow-in-the-dark alexandrite coins and a chenille-stitch beaded rope that’s finished with beaded end caps.
Crossing the Bridge Bracelet • Stitch a crisscrossed bridge of bugles between two kumihimo ropes to create this bold bracelet.
Champagne Luster Bracelet • Two-hole cabochons and triangles combine beautifully in this regal bracelet featuring sparkling crystal chatons.
Victoria Earrings • Use cubic right-angle weave to stitch these beautiful earrings with seed beads, sparkling crystals, and elegant pearls.
Ocean Flowers Bracelet • Use crescent beads to weave a stream of colorful sea urchin–inspired floral components.
Peekaboo Pearl Pendant • Weave this bold-and-sparkly donut pendant that features an eye-catching pattern of SuperDuo beads with a gleaming edge of pearls peeking out.
One Hot Night in Rio • Add a little vibrancy to your wardrobe with fall’s most desirable hue. Assemble cup-chain bracelets filled with orange and red crystals, then combine with leather and a premade tassel for a necklace that wows!
Falling Rain • Create a tassel that sways as you move by making a custom cone with sterling silver wire and attaching beaded chain and a sparkling crystal.
Sparkle & Swing • Sterling silver is beautiful on its own, but a few off set cubic zirconias and a tassel really make it sparkle. Use jump rings to connect all the components together for super-easy assembly.
Verdant Fringe • Create a rustic-style tassel from sari silk ribbon, then add sparkly links of crystal and glass for a modern take on the timeless tassel trend.
Put a Bow on It • Use a combination of your favorite chains and a beautiful artisan ceramic connector to create this stunning tassel necklace. Unique vintage and Czech-glass beads enhance the elegance of the design.
Silver Shadow • A small tassel doesn’t necessarily mean a simple tassel. This design features a unique approach to wire wrapping for a fun and sassy focal.
Plumb Scrappy • Use recycled shirts, leftover ribbon, yarn, and strands of chain to create a one-of-a-kind tassel. And, for the tassel cap, shop the plumbing aisle at your local hardware store!