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BEAD CRUISE 2018

Ft. Lauderdale Labadee

Falmouth Cozumel

TAKE YOUR BEADS TO THE HIGH SEAS


WELCOME TO Bead Cruise 2018 As we start our 13th annual adventure I want to welcome you aboard! This booklet was created as a starting point for your bead adventure and a memento of our journey. You’ll find projects featuring beads from past and current sponsors and resources for all your bead needs. The gift bag items have been generously donated by the sponsors featured in this booklet. After the cruise take some time to visit their websites. Our sponsors would love to hear from you. If you make something with their product snap a photo and share it with them! For an easy online reference visit the sponsor page on the Bead Cruise website.   Have a wonderful cruise! Heather Powers All projects were created by Heather Powers, www.humblebeads.com


Neverland Necklace

Supplies • Large wooden pendant • Enamel leaf pendant • Enamel butterfly charm • Copper plated fern pendant • Pewter wing pendant • Lampwork and electroformed acorn • 26 6mm Czech glass rondelle beads • 26 10mm English cut glass beads • 24 14mm wood beads • 48 4mm glass o-beads • 4 4mm copper beads • Copper plated flower toggle clasp • 50” 4 ply waxed linen • 3 8mm copper jump rings • 3 6mm copper jump rings • 15mm brass jump ring Necklace length: 24” long 

Neverland Necklace I pulled together a collection of pendants and charms that reflected the wild forests of Neverland, I added in a acorn for a kiss and the butterfly to symbolize Tinker Bell. The large wooden pendant creates a striking focal that ties together the earthly elements of the knotted necklace.


Instructions 1. Attach an 8mm jump ring to the enamel leaf pendant and another one to the fern pendant. Attach a 6mm jump ring to each of these components: acorn bead, butterfly charm and pewter wing pendant. 2. Attach an 8mm jump ring to the bottom of the large wood pendant. 3. Open the 15mm jump ring, string on the wing pendant, fern, enamel leaf, acorn bead and butterfly charm. Add the jump ring attached to the large pendant and close the 15mm jump ring.   4. Fold the waxed linen in half, string the folded end through the front of the pendant. Open the strands behind the pendant to create a loop and pull the front two linen strands over the top of the pendant and through the loop. Pull on the two stands to tighten the knot.   5. On one strand of the linen, string a copper bead, create an overhand knot.   6. Knotting between each bead, string on a rondelle bead and an English cut glass bead. String on an o-bead, wood bead and another o-bead, create an overhand knot. Repeat this pattern 11 more times.  7. Knot between each bead: add a rondelle bead, English cut bead and copper bead.   8. Thread the end of the linen through the toggle bar loop three times. Pull the linen tightly so the clasp is near the last bead that was knotted. Tie a knot under the toggle bar.


9. Hold the last knot on top of your index finger, wrap the two strands of linen around your finger to create a large loop. String the two strands through the loop and pull tightly to create a knot. Repeat 2 -3 more times, creating a knot under the last knot until you reach the copper bead on the necklace. Trim off any left over linen as close as possible to the knot.   10. Repeat the pattern on the other side of the necklace. Resources: Wood pendant: AllegoryGallery.Etsy.com. Enamel leaf and butterfly: GardanneBeads.Etsy.com. Glass acorn: CreditRiverArtGlass.com. Waxed Linen: ClassicElements.Etsy.com. Czech glass beads: BeadsToLiveBy.com. Clasp, jump rings and fern pendant: YadanaBeads.Etsy.com. Wood beads: Joann.com   


ISLAND SONG BRACELETS

Mix and match art beads, chain and toggles with the basic formula for this bracelet design. When working with steel wire, wipe it first with a paper towel, then with extra fine steel wool. Seal the wire with a thin coating of Renaissance wax. Use only heavy duty pliers for steel wire. Bracelet length 8 ½”, shorten chain to adjust bracelet length.

Supplies • Wood art bead • Lampwork leaf headpin • 14mm ceramic bead • 14mm polymer clay disk bead • 8 4mm glass o-ring spacers • Toggle clasp • 4” chain   • 8mm gunmetal jump ring • 2 6mm jump rings • 2 4mm jump rings • 5” 19 gauge steel wire • 6mm bead cap


Instructions 1. Cut 3” of steel wire, create a simple loop at one end with round nose pliers. String on an o-bead spacer, wood art bead and o-bead spacer. Create a simple loop on the other end of the wire. 2. On the lampwork headpin, create a messy wrapped loop with the wire. With a 4mm jump ring to attach the toggle clasp and headpin. 3. Cut a 2” piece of steel wire, create a simple loop at one end with round nose pliers. String on an o-bead spacer, ceramic bead, bead cap, disk bead and o-bead spacer. Create a simple loop on the other end of the wire. Attach this beaded link to the wood art bead link with an 8mm jump ring. String on 3 o-beads on each side of the jump ring before closing   4. Attach the chain to the other end of the beaded link with a 4mm jump ring. On the other end of the chain attach the toggle bar with two 6mm jump rings.   Resources: Wood Art Beads: SummerWindArt.Etsy.com. Ceramic Beads: FireflyDesignStudio.Etsy.com. Polymer clay disk beads: Humblebeads. Lampwork Headpins: RenFarnsworth.com. Glass o-beads: BeadsToLiveBy.com. Clasps and chain: NunnDesign.com and Vintaj.com. Jump rings: Yadanabeads.com. 


Pantone’s Color of the Year: Ultra Violet

Tapping into sources of inspiration for creativity and spirituality, this year’s hue invokes inventiveness and imagination. From the cosmos, to royalty, to counterculture icons, to the soothing hues of spiritual calmness, Ultra Violet covers it all. Pantone shared a collection of color palettes that can spur on new ways to think of using this cosmic blue-purple in your jewelry creations. Earring Resource: Ceramic charms: MarshaNealStudio.Etsy.com. Glass beads: LimaBeads.com. Earwires and wire: Vintaj.com.


Ultra Violet Color Palettes


Hanging Gardens

Inspired by a recent trip to a Victorian garden conservatory, I added this bold leaf pendant to delicate copper vines and beaded chain. I wanted to create a design that layers texture and color just like those well arranged plants in the conservatory.

Supplies • Ceramic leaf pendant • 4 copper Craftsmen Vine pendants • 4 10mm English cut glass beads • 4 8mm star cut amazonite beads • 4 12mm faceted wood bead • 4 teal glass o-beads • 4 bronze glass o-beads • 13 ½” beaded chain w/lobster claw clasp • 10 6mm copper jump rings • 14 8mm copper jump rings • 12” 19 gauge steel wire Necklace Length: 20" long

When working with steel wire, wipe it first with a paper towel, then with extra fine steel wool. Seal the wire with a thin coating of Renaissance wax. Use only heavy duty pliers for steel wire.


Instructions 1. Create 4 jump ring rosettes: Close one 8mm jump ring completely. Open a second 8mm jump ring and string it through the first jump ring, close the jump ring. Open a third 8mm jump ring, string through the first and second jump rings, close the jump ring. Set aside. Repeat 3 more times. 2. Attach one jump ring rosette to the pendant with an 8mm jump ring.   3. Press the leaves of the copper vine to create a loop at the bottom of the pendant. Use a 6mm jump ring to attach the top of the vine pendant to the jump ring rosette that is on the leaf pendant.  4. Create 4 beaded links. Cut a 3” piece of steel wire, on one end of the wire create a simple loop with round nose pliers. String on an English cut bead, teal o-ring, wood bead, bronze o-ring and star cut amazonite bead. Trim the wire to ½” and create a simple loop at the end of the wire. Repeat three more times and set aside. 5. Use a 6mm jump ring to attach the beaded link to the loop you created on the vine pendant. Attach the next vine pendant to the other end of the beaded link with a 6mm jump ring. 6. Remove a 2 ½” length of the beaded chain, with a 6mm jump ring attach one end to the vine pendant below the top leaf on the vine pendant. Make sure the beaded chain lays below the beaded link. And on the top vine pendant, attach the beaded chain with a 6mm jump ring right above where the beaded link is attached to the vine pendant.    7. With a 6mm jump ring attach another beaded link to the end of the top vine pendant. Open the other end of the bead link and attach a jump ring rosette.   8. Remove a 4 ½” length of beaded chain with the clasp still attached. Attach the beaded chain to the last jump ring rosette with a 6mm jump ring. 9. Repeat the pattern on the other side of the necklace. Resources: Leaf pendant: FireflyDesignStudio.Etsy.com. Copper Craftsmen Vine pendants: Vintaj.com. Beaded chain and wood beads: Joann.com. Czech glass beads and star cut beads: BeadsToLiveBy.com. Steel wire: BrendaSchweder.Etsy.com Earring Resources: Leaf charms and earwires: Vintaj. Glass beads: BeadsToLiveBy.com. Jump ring: YadanaBeads.com. 


Stronger Together Knotted Pendant

I love all the new shapes of glass seed beads and I’m always looking for ways to use them in projects that don’t require needle and thread. Waxed linen offers a pop of color and sturdiness to this knotted pendant.

Supplies • 60” 2 ply waxed linen • 10 Gemduo glass beads • 20 6/0 glass seed beads • 43 11/0 pewter color glass seed beads • 15mm jump ring • Ceramic stick bead • Cermaic word bead • Cermaic round bead • 2 brass spacers 12.75mm brass jump ring • 8” 20 gauge brass colored wire • 36” .5mm leather cord


Instructions 1. Cut four 15” lengths of waxed linen. Line them up together and fold the four stands in half. String the folded end of the strands through the jump ring. Open the strands behind the jump ring to create a loop, pull the front strands over the top of the jump ring and through the loop. Pull on the all stands to tighten the knot. This is called a larks knot. There are now 8 strands of waxed linen below the jump ring. 2. Separate 4 strands of waxed linen, string on a 6/0 seed bead the four strands, tie a knot with all four strands. Repeat on the other side with the other 4 strands. 3. Separate the strands into 4 pairs. On each double strand, string one 6/0 seed bead and knot.  4. On the two outer stands, string a 6/0 and knot, repeat with another 6/0 bead. Repeat pattern on the other side of the pendant.   5. Separate the four inner strands of waxed linen. On the two middle strands, string on one Gemduo bead.   6. On the second strands, string on three 11/0 beads beads. On middle and second strand string a Gemduo bead. Repeat on the other side.   7. On the two center strands, string a Gemduo bead in a contrasting color. On the second and third strand string another Gemduo. Repeat on the other side of the pendant.   8. On the outermost strands string three 11/0 seed beads.   9. On the middle and second strand string a Gemduo bead. Repeat on the other side of the pendant. On the two center strands string a Gemduo bead. 10. Turn the pendant around so the linen strands are at the top. Tie a knot with the two most outer strands of linen. Repeat on the other side of the pendant.  


11. On the two outer stands string a 6/0 seed bead and knot. Repeat two more times. Repeat the pattern on the other side of the pendant. 12. On the third strand of linen, string three 11/0 seed beads and tie a knot with the middle strand of linen. Repeat pattern on other side. On the two innermost strands string a 6/0 seed bead, knot. Repeat on the other side of the pendant. 13. On the left side, on all four strands string a 6/0 seed bead, knot together all four strands of linen together. Repeat on the right side of the pendant.   14. Separate the two middle strands, string a Gemduo in the contrasting color on both strands. Tie both strands in a knot under the bead. 15. On the two outer strands, string three 11/0 seed beads on each strand and knot them together.   16. On the two centermost strands string one 11/0 seed seed. On both of the third strands string three 11/0 beads. Knot all four of these strands together. Trim the ends of the waxed linen to 1”long. To finish the necklace create a messy wrapped loop at the bottom of the 20 gauge wire. String on the stick bead, spacer, word bead, spacer and round ceramic bead. Create a messy wrap at the top of the round bead. Attach this beaded link to the 15mm jump ring on the knotted pendant. Attach a 12.75mm jump ring to the top of the beaded link. String leather cord through the jump ring to create a larks knot. Tie the end of the leather to the desired length or created adjustable knots.  

Resources: Gemduos and seed beads: BeadsToLiveBy. Waxed linen and leather: ClassicElements.Etsy.com. Stick and round ceramic beads: FireflyDesignStudio.Etsy.com. Word beads: DianeHawkey.com. Jump rings and wire: Vintaj.com.  


TROPICAL NIGHTS Supplies • Faux Tin pendant • 24 wooden triangle beads • 6 Czech glass leaf beads • 4 15mm jump rings • 6 8mm jump rings Leaf button • 40” 4 ply waxed linen • 24” .5mm leather Necklace length: 20”


Instructions 1. Attach 8mm jump rings to each side of the Faux Tin pendant. 2. Cut a 20” length of waxed linen. Fold it in half. Pull the folded half through the jump ring on the pendant. Open the folded half to create a loop, pull the ends of the waxed linen over the jump ring and though the loop. Pull the ends tightly to create a knot. 3. Tie a knot with both threads of the waxed linen. On both strands of linen string on three wood beads, tie a knot with both strands. 4. String a leaf bead on one strand of the linen. Tie a knot with both strands. 5. Repeat this pattern two more times. String on three more wood beads, tie a knot with both strands .  6. Create a jump ring rosette: Close one 15mm jump ring completely. Open a second 15mm jump ring and string it through the first jump ring, close the jump ring. Open a third 15mm jump ring, string through the first and second jump rings, close the jump ring. Attach an 8mm jump ring to the jump ring rosette. 7. Wrap the waxed linen cord twice around the jump ring, with both strands of linen tie a knot  under the jump ring.  Hold the knot on top of your index finger, wrap the two strands of linen around your finger to create a large loop. String the two strands through the loop and pull tightly to create a knot. Leave a ½” of linen and trim off the rest. 8. Attach an 8mm jump ring to the other side of the jump ring rosette.   9. Cut a 12” length of leather, fold in half and string through the jump ring. Tie a knot above the jump ring. In 1” intervals tie the leather into knots, repeating 4 more times.   10. Thread the leather from the back to the front of the button, and back down to the back of the bottom. Tie a knot under the bottom of the button and trim off the ends of leather.   11. Repeat the pattern on the other side of the necklace. After the last knot, leave a ½” length and tie another knot.   Resources: Faux Tin pendant: Humblebeads. Wood beads: Joann.com. Glass beads: BeadsToLiveBy.com. Waxed linen and leather: ClassicElements.Etsy.com. Jump rings: YadanaBeads.Etsy.com. TierraCast leaf button: LimaBeads.com. 


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Bead Cruise 2018 Booklet  

Free jewelry-making projects and resources for bead enthusiasts.

Bead Cruise 2018 Booklet  

Free jewelry-making projects and resources for bead enthusiasts.

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