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« on: March 08, 2009 01:37:01 PM »

Hey all,
I'm looking to subscribe to a beading magazine, and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions? I don't really have a specialty, I really just jump around, and I love trying new things!
Thanks a ton,
Meg  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2009 05:06:53 AM »

Have you bought any off the newstands, or at the bookstore?  It really depends on what you like to do.  It took me years before I actually committed to a subscription. 

I like to do off-loom bead netting and weaving, chain maille, and don't necessarily want to do jewelry, but also like to do ornaments or decorative beading, so I prefer magazines like Beadwork, Bead and Button, and occasionally Bead Unique.  If you like to do more stringing projects, then there are other magazines that seem to focus on that, Stringing, Step by Step Jewelry (I think).  If you like more wire wrapping, chain making, etc, then perhaps Step by Step Wire (wirework, Wire Jewelry, something like that, I buy it but don't remember the whole name - I get it for some of the chainmaille ideas).  If you are more into things like PMC/ACS, polymer clay, lampworking, or other jewelry making techniques, then Bead Unique may appeal to you, or Jewelry Artist (which I think used to be Lapidary Artist or Journal?).

I finally subbed to Bead and Button, but it took me a couple of years to decide on that (they are not cheap magazines afterall!), when I realised that for about 2 years straight or more I bought all the issues.

Check out the sites, to see what has the layout and articles that appeal to you the most, here are some of them:


Interweave press has several specialty ones for bead and jewelry and each mag has it's own site too for more details (Lapidary Artist, Beadwork, Step by Step Beading, Step by Step Wire):


There are tons of free projects and forums on each site too to give you an idea of what they are into to help you decide which is more for you.


« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2009 02:14:44 PM »

Thank you very much! I will check out those links. Smiley

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