Another Farewell

The current digital age is none too kind to physical magazines, and one by one they drop off the face of the planet. Even those that offer a less frequent physical version and a digital version. Case in point Bead & Button magazine. I received notice that they are closing down after twenty years! There are so few beading magazines already, and now we’re losing another one. I don’t know what I’m going to do for inspiration and challenge….

I lost Simply Beads. I lost Bead Style. *cry*

Now I’m losing Bead & Button. *sniff*

The only remaining magazine, that I know of, is Beadwork.

Other than that, if I need inspiration or information I will need to rely on the wonderful articles at Fire Mountain Gems & Beads, and I hope and pray that they will continue to be as awesome as ever. In fact, below are the links to the different sections on their website where you can find articles or design inspiration, etc.

https://www.firemountaingems.com/resources/jewelry-making-articles

https://www.firemountaingems.com/resources/todays-jewelry-making-trends

https://www.firemountaingems.com/resources/stylishstringing

https://www.firemountaingems.com/resources/gemstones

In fact, you can also search their jewelry making articles by category / subject, and I know they have several about Sales and Marketing. This is definitely something I need to start reading on since I’m attempting to sell my pieces on Etsy….

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