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 Editors

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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Medallions bracelet

Receive instructions to create a bracelet using bicone crystals, cylinder beads, and seed beads exclusively from Bead&Button December 2019 issue. Enter your email address below and instantly receive this FREE project as our gift. You'll also receive twice-monthly new updates from Bead&Button magazine. The project contains the step-by-step instructions and illustrations for creating the bracelet.
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Meet The Staff

Diane M. Bacha, Editorial Director, Kalmbach Media
Connie Whittaker, Senior Technical Editor, Bead&Button magazine
Diane Jolie, Senior Associate Editor, Bead&Button magazine
Katie Salatto, Assistant Editor, Bead&Button magazine
Lora Groszkiewicz, Editorial Assistant, Bead&Button magazine
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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!
Peyote pattern finishing techniques by Diane Jolie, Senior Associate Editor, Bead&Button magazine
Take the December 2019 issue survey by Lora Groszkiewicz, Editorial Assistant, Bead&Button magazine
Red-and-green gemstone quiz by Diane Jolie, Senior Associate Editor, Bead&Button magazine
Each year, the Bead&Button Show sponsors BeadDreams, a juried competition of exceptional bead artistry from around the world.