Bead&Button Magazine

Bead&Button is the original beading magazine and the most comprehensive one available today. Published six times a year, Bead&Button carefully selects a variety of projects that you can make and wear with pride. Bead stitching is front and center, but you’ll also find projects that incorporate wirework, kumihimo, stringing, and other jewelry-making techniques. You can subscribe to Bead&Button or find it on the newsstand.

From the Editor

Six times a year, Bead&Button magazine brings you new beading projects, helpful product reviews, and many other features that make it a must-read for beaders everywhere. It’s where we debut our newest projects and patterns, so you’ll be the first to try your hand at making them. If you bead because you like to practice a relaxing and satisfying craft, Bead&Button is for you. You can count on our instructions because we carefully select and test each project before we publish it. Each issue contains basic how-tos that help you complete a piece of jewelry worry-free, start to finish.
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Featured Freebie Of The Month

Polka dot pendant

Receive your project guide to creating a fun and colorful pendant using a Swarovski rivoli, Arcos par Puca beads, pellet beads, and seed beads exclusively from Bead&Button October 2017 issue. Enter your email below and instantly receive this FREE project as our gift. You'll also receive twice-monthly new updates from Bead&Button magazine. This project contains step-by-step instructions for creating a pendant.
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Meet The Staff

Julia Gerlach, Bead&Button magazine
Editor
Connie Whittaker, Bead&Button magazine
Associate Editor
Diane Jolie, Bead&Button magazine
Associate Editor
Lora Groszkiewicz
Editorial Assistant
Lisa Bergman
Senior Art Director
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For more than 20 years, Bead&Button has been the favorite complete resource for beading enthusiasts worldwide. Every issue features fully tested jewelry projects using a wide variety of beads – from seed beads to art beads, shaped beads to two-hole beads – and a broad range of techniques. Your ad in Bead&Button reaches beaders worldwide, in 89 countries on six continents. Bead&Button has consistently had the highest paid circulation of any other beading magazine published.
Want to know what's happening in the world of beading? This is where to look! Bead Buzz is a collection of voices, thoughts, and tips from Bead&Button magazine editors and contributors. Their goal? Educate, inspire, and have a little fun. Check back often!
Finding time for beading by Connie Whittaker, Bead&Button magazine
Bead-It-Forward 2018 by Julia Gerlach, Bead&Button magazine
Each year, the Bead&Button Show sponsors BeadDreams, a juried competition of exceptional bead artistry from around the world.