Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Etsy BeadWeavers in Step-by-Step Beads!

Have you stopped by your local newsstand, bookstore, or craft store to pick up the latest issue (March/April 2008) of Step-by-Step Beads?

You're going to want to make sure to grab a copy so you can check out all the new projects that are showcased in the publication. Of the 16 projects in this issue, three of them are by members of the Etsy BeadWeavers Street Team!

n page 12 you'll find instructions for the O-riginal O-ring, a circular brick stitch pendant created by Leslie Rogalski. Beautifully bold and modern, and a little bit industrial, these pendants are so much fun you'll want one to wear with every outfit. Leslie has these pendants in her Etsy shop, too, in case you want a Leslie original!

Turn to page 15 and you'll find instructions for a Fold-over Triangle brick-stitch pendant designed by Claire Groff. Claire's pendant design is very versatile. It can be made in different sizes, and by varying the bead colors and adding different charms or dangles you can have a whole wardrobe filled with these beauties! Just look how pretty this pendant looks when paired with a Kumihomo braid:

Carol Dean Sharpe's Southwestern Cuff peyote pattern can be found on page 39 of the magazine. Carol Dean takes her inspiration from a variety of sources to create patterns for an endless procession of beautiful bracelets and cuffs. Her Southwestern Cuff is obviously influenced by the colors and the landscape in gorgeous southern New Mexico.

Congratulations and kudos to these three talented members of the Etsy BeadWeavers team!


  1. YEAH! If our group keeps this up and we'll be taking over Step-by-Step beads!

  2. Wow, keep it up Ladies. I am so proud to be associated with you. Ann

  3. Congratulations to all 3!!! great pieces!!!

  4. Congratulations ladies! It's so neat to know famous people! :)