Seed Bead Multi-Strand Necklace

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This multi-strand seed bead necklace is sure to impress. Designed by Caravan Beads very own Joan Baldwin, this is a simple project that just takes a little time and patience. With great precision she made this necklace, stringing one strand each night until all 20 strands were finished. These are really tiny beads! This necklace […]

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Paula K. Singer – Featured Artist

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  My obsession with beads started in 1996, when I walked into a bead store for the first time looking for beads for a polymer clay project I was working on. I couldn’t believe all the beads there were. I took a class on peyote stitch and my obsession grew from there. When I began […]

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Selling your jewelry – Week 1: What to make?

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What to make? The first question to ask yourself when you are considering starting your own jewelry business is what to make? Now chances are you are already making lots of different things (after all that’s how most of us get started, by making WAY too much jewelry for ourselves) But there are some things […]

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Linda Landy

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Linda Landy is known for her unique approach to bead embroidery – sculptural, three dimensional and textured.   According to bead embroidery guru Sherry Serafini, “Linda marches to her own beat which is nothing short of fabulous.  Her designs are all her own.  In my observation classy with a touch of ‘off the wall’ craziness […]

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Sherry Serafini

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Unusual objects and shapes become part of a new story as Sherry stitches beads and gemstones, one at a time, to a suede base.  Most pieces are born spontaneously as the beads and Sherry’s imagination dictate the design.  Sherry finds this meditative form of art to be a rich counterpoint to a society full of […]

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Kathleen Williams

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I am a self-taught jewelry maker and designer who enjoys creating jewelry for “everyday elegance”–i.e., the piece looks great with jeans and a t-shirt, as well as a “little black dress”. Many of my pieces involve wire-working and glass beads. I also incorporate kumihimo braids into my designs. Some of these braids are made strictly […]

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