From Our Editors
Crystal Creations Bead Institute, dubbed Beadworks 2014 Designer of the Year, provides everything necessary to craft beautiful jewelry. Although traditional elbow-macaroni noodles are absent, its supplies include tiny czech and japanese seed beads, glittery gemstones, and shiny gold clasps. For those jewelry designers who need inspiration, the shop also regularly offers classes in embroidery, bead weaving, and resin and polymer clay, as well as Spanish classes in chain linking, crochet cording, and pearl knotting. In addition, visiting artists lead courses that end in the creation of more elaborate pieces of jewelry.