Bead Trends is more than a magazine, much more. I just got the Sept/Oct 08 issue and was really suprised to see how thick this issue is, it’s really like a softbound book. Their love of creating jewelry is evident in the magazine which is filled . Filled with juicy photos and projects and thin on advertising, Bead Trends sets itself apart from the other jewelry craft magazines. The projects range from beginner to advanced so there is something for everyone. In addition to all the projects, each issue contains a “Designer Highlight” article and ”Fabulous Findings” section to bring you the newest and most interesting new things to create with.
The Sept/Oct issue contains a great article about paper quilled jewelry that is gorgeous and stunning lampwork bangles projects. It may be a bit hard to find in your local book or jewelry supply store, if they don’t carry it tell them about it. You can also buy single issues online directly from the publisher or splurge on a years subscription..
By Barbe Saint John