Generally, I feel like I should focus on original beads and other projects. However, I love doing seed bead projects from Beadwork and Bead & Button magazines. It’s like guilty pleasure. I could argue that it’s a great way to learn new techniques — and it is! — but I rarely use complex bead-weaving with my polymer clay beads. It just doesn’t mix that well.
Another reason I make magazine projects is because I just plain love the designs and want to be able to wear them. My favorite so far is the Pendragon Cuff pictured above. This awesome design by Lynn Davy was published in the February/March 2010 issue of Beadwork.
The directions are great and the result is stunning. I highly recommend this project!