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Meet and greet
This month we interviewed polymer clay artist and Beads & Beyond designer, Cara Jane Hayman
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Create a beautiful beaded bezel for a glowing luna cabochon for this reversible pendant design
Refine your wire weaving technique and learn to join components to form a stunning Calla Lily necklace focal
We show you how to ‘reverse kumihimo’ to make a terrifically tactile bracelet
Simple textured teardrops make perfect earrings
En plein air
Pastels and neutrals are the colours for the coming season and this gorgeous collection, inspired by a deserted beach on a cloudy day, will complement your new wardrobe perfectly. Learn to add textural details and combine shapes and colours to great effect
Add some handmade apple charms to this basic charm bracelet design to transform it from dull to delicious
Do you know your warp from your weft? Find out how to weave your beadwork for a clever trellis backdrop to a rambling flower decoration
Let your doodling do the work with these modern and colourful lampwork beads
Delicate seed bead embellishment on simple flower earrings
Pantone floral pendants
Live and learn
Find a course or bead group near you and take your techniques to the next level
Fashion colour earrings Designer challenge
Four designers use the same pack of beads to create three designs – which is your favourite?
In the know
Everything you ever wanted to know about beads!
New season colour