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Bead&Button is the original and most comprehensive beading magazine available today. Published six times a year, Bead&Button offers a variety of beautiful jewelry projects for every skill level. If you love stringing, bead weaving, wirework, polymer clay, bead crochet, and other jewelry-making techniques, subscribe to Bead&Button or find it on the newsstand.

As your complete resource, the magazine also has online resources at These include additional projects, beadwork patterns, how-to information, videos, photo galleries, blogs, and exclusive features that are available to Web site users. In addition, our e-newsletter provides projects and patterns, as well as updates on new jewelry-making products.

We know that you want projects that challenge and inspire you to learn, grow, and excel. That's why Bead&Button carefully selects a variety of projects that you can make and wear with pride. We consistently publish projects for every skill level, from beginner to advanced; in a tremendous number of different materials; and with great diversity of techniques and styles.

And, you can count on the Bead&Button projects you make, because we test them for reliability. Testing includes buying and counting materials, remaking the projects step by step, writing clear and accurate jewelry instructions, and including basic-technique instructions so that you can make each project worry-free.

If you bead because you like to practice a relaxing, and satisfying craft, Bead&Button is for you!

Julia Gerlach

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