WELCOME TO BEAD CRUISE 2016 As we start our 11th annual adventure of taking our beads to the high seas I want to welcome you aboard! This booklet was created as a starting point for your beady adventure. In the pages youâ€™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!
All projects were created by Heather Powers, www.humblebeads.com 2
Thank you Quarry Books for providing advanced copies of my new book, The Bead-Making Lab, as door prizes!
Blissful Wanderer Bracelet
Use felt covered wire to create textural beads for this bracelet.
Working with Steel Wire Don’t use regular wire cutters on steel wire, they need to be heavy duty wire cutters (I recommend Xuron brand) or memory wire cutters. Steel wire needs to be treated before working with it. Wipe down the wire with a paper towel, use fine steel wool to rub the entire length of the wire several times. Seal with a very thin coat of Renaissance wax.)
Supplies Ceramic bracelet cuff Polymer clay flower bead 12mm ceramic round beads 16” felted wire Brass butterfly charm
Brass hook clasp 7 10mm brass jump rings 4mm brass jump ring 6” 19 gauge annealed steel wire Fray Check 4
Note: Bracelet measures 8” long
Felted Wire Beads 1. Cut 1 ½” length of steel wire, create loops on both ends of the wire. Cut an 8” piece of felted wire. 2. Use chain nose pliers to wrap one end of the felted wire tightly around the steel wire link. Wrap the felted wire around the steel wire link from top to bottom. Continue wrapping the felted wire around the steel wire once again, covering from one end of the wire to other. Use a small amount of Fray Check to glue the ends of the felted wire. 3. Repeat to make another bead, set aside.
Bracelet Construction 1. Cut a 1 1/2” length of steel wire, create a loop at one end, string on polymer clay flower bead. Trim the wire to 3/8” and create a loop at the other end of the wire, set aside. 2. Cut a 1 1/2” length of steel wire, create a loop at on end, string on the ceramic bead, trim the wire to 3/8” and create a loop at the other end of the wire, set aside. 3. Attach the 4mm jump ring to the butterfly charm. 4. Attach the flower and ceramic bead links to the bracelet cuff with 10mm jump rings, slip on the butterfly charm on the top of the jump ring before closing. 5. Attach the felted beads to the ceramic and flower bead links with 10mm jump rings. 6. Attach the clasp to one of the felted beads with an 10mm jump ring. Add to 10mm jump rings to the other side of the bracelet.
Resources Bracelet Cuff: www.suziequebeads.etsy.com. Polymer clay flower: www.humblebeads.com. Ceramic bead: www.whitecloverkiln.com. Felted wire: www. EoSunWoMoon.etsy.com. Brass findings and butterfly: www.vintaj.com. Steel wire: Ace Hardware Flower Pendant Resources: Ceramic flower: www.claybuttons.com. Ceramic round: www.whitecloverkiln.com. Crystals, www.fusionbeads.com. Chain, www.munrocrafts.com. 5
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Coral Reef Treasures Necklace
String a double strand of peanut seed beads to create a light-weight yet visually interesting backdrop for a special collection of art beads.
Supplies Ceramic seahorse pendant Polymer clay tube beads 12mm ceramic round bead 12mm polymer clay disk bead 8mm lampwork spacer bead 2 x 4mm peanut seed beads in three colors 8 4 x 6mm etched peanut seed beads 18 5mm electroplated hematite square beads 3 4mm glass o beads or metal spacers
48 11/0 copper seed beads 5 8mm brass jump rings 6mm brass jump ring 1 brass hook clasp 4” large link chain 4 2mm tube crimp beads 48” beading wire 6” black annealed steel wire
Note: Necklace measures 22” long 1. Create a large bead link for the pendant: 3” from the bottom of the steel wire create a wrapped loop, continue winding the wire around the loop to create a messy wrap. String on a ceramic round bead, o bead spacer, polymer clay tube bead, o bead spacer, polymer clay disk bead, o bead spacer, lampwork bead. Create a messy wrap at the top of the pendant using the rest of the wire. 8
2. Attach the ceramic pendant to the bead link with an 8mm jump ring and attach an 8mm jump ring to the top of the bead link. 3. Cut a 24” piece of beading wire. Fold the wire in half and string through the top jump ring on the pendant with the center of the wire on jump ring. On both strands of the beading wire string 1 hematite cube bead. 4. On one beading wire string a copper seed bead, 22 peanut seed beads and one copper seed bead. Repeat on the other side of the beading wire. On both wires string a hematite cube bead, copper bead bead, 4 x 6mm peanut bead, copper seed bead and a hematite cube bead. 5. Repeat steps 4 & 5 three more times. 6. On one wire string a crimp bead, string through the end of the chain link and back through the crimp bead. Pull the wire tightly and use crimping pliers to close the crimp bead. Repeat on the other wire. 7. Repeat the pattern to string the other side of the necklace following steps 3 – 6. On this end you’ll string the wire through an 8mm jump ring and back through the crimp beads. Attach two more jump rings to the last jump ring. 8. Attach the clasp to end of the chain with a 6mm jump ring.
Resources Necklace Ceramic Pendant: www.allegorygallery.com. Polymer clay tube bead: www.tesoritrovita.com. Ceramic round bead: www.whitecloverkiln.com. Polymer clay disk bead: www.humblebeads.com. Lampwork bead: www.geneabeads.etsy.com. 2 x 4mm peanut seed beads: www.whimbeads.com. 4 x 6mm peanut seed beads: www.stinkydogbeads.com. Copper seed beads: www.fusionbeads.com. Hematite beads: www.jmbeads.com. Findings, chain, beading wire: www.hobbylobby.com. Earrings Ceramic charms: www.suburbangirlbeads.etsy.com. Polymer clay disks: www.humblebeads.com. Lampwork beads: www.geneabeads.etsy.com. Earwires: www.yadanabeads.etsy.com. Copper seed beads: www.fusionbeads.com. 9
Thank you to our amazing instructors for sharing with us on the Bead Cruise! Be sure to visit their websites for upcoming events, patterns, kits and new publications!
215 East Main Street Ligonier, PA 15658 724-610-3770 firstname.lastname@example.org www.allegorygallery.com
Flights of Fancy
A stunning collection of lampwork wings are paired with simple jump rings for a design with movement and drama.
Supplies 5 Lampwork wing pendants Lampwork butterfly bead Lampwork spacer bead Enamel fern pendant Enamel flower connector Enamel butterfly charm Brass butterfly charm 6 12mm polymer clay disks
8 15mm gunmetal jump rings 22 8mm copper jump rings 11â€? 19 gauge black annealed steel wire 6 11/0 copper seed beads 4mm copper electroplated hematite bead 2 3â€? lengths of gunmetal oval link chain Copper plated floral clasp
Note: Necklace measures 18â€? long 1. Open a 15mm jump ring, slide on wing pendant, close jump ring. Repeat with the other 4 wing pendants and the fern pendant. Arrange pendants graduated from largest to smallest starting in the center. 2. Cut a 5â€? length of wire, at the center create a wrapped loop, continue wrapping the wire to create a messy wrapped loop. String on the cube bead, copper seed bead, glass butterfly bead, copper seed bead, lampwork spacer bead. Create a messy wrapped loop on top of the bead. Set aside. 3. Cut a 6â€? length of wire, at the center create a wrapped loop, continue wrapping the wire to create a messy wrapped loop. String on a polymer clay disk bead, copper seed bead, disk bead, seed bead, disk bead. Create a messy wrapped loop on top of the bead. Repeat to create another disk bead link with the other 3 polymer clay disks. Set aside. 4. Attach 4mm jump rings to the butterfly charms and set aside.
Constructing the Necklace 1. Attach an 8mm jump ring to the end of one length of the chain. Attach one of the disk bead links to the other end of the chain with an 8mm jump ring. Attach the flower connector to the disk bead link with an 8mm jump ring. 2. Open a 15mm jump ring, slide onto the last jump ring, slide on the brass butterfly charm and 2 closed 8mm jump rings. Close the 15mm jump ring. 3. Open the 1st wing jump ring, slide onto the 2 copper jump rings that are attached to the necklace, and slide on two more closed 8mm jump rings. Close the 15mm jump ring. Repeat attaching all the wings and the fern pendant with 2 closed 8mm jump rings attaching each pendant together. 4. Attach a 15mm jump ring to the last two closed copper jump rings, string on the enamel butterfly charm and close the jump ring. 5. Attach the butterfly bead link to the necklace with an 8mm copper bead. Attach the other disk bead link to the butterfly bead link with an 8mm copper bead. 6. Attach the other length of chain to the disk bead link with an 8mm jump ring. Attach the clasp to the end of the chain with an 8mm jump ring.
Resources Lampwork Wing Pendants: www.facebook.com/groups/mandrelbeads. Enamel pieces: www.gardannebeads.etsy.com. Polymer clay disks: www.humblebeads.com. Brass butterfly, 15mm jump rings and chain: www.vintaj.com. Copper jump rings: www.yadanabeads.etsy.com. Clasp: www.stinkydogbeads.com. Copper seed beads: www.fusionbeads.com. 13
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From the Deep
Wire-wrapped stacks of beads add color to an elongated chain necklace with a bold pendant. Note: Necklace measures 25” long
Supplies Polymer clay word pendant Ceramic starfish bead 12mm ceramic round bead 10 10mm lampwork spacers 20 4x6mm etched peanut seed beads 20 4mm Czech glass O-beads 4mm copper spacer 16
16 11/0 copper seed beads 2 18” lengths of copper chain 15mm gunmetal jump ring 2 8mm copper jump rings 4 5mm copper jump rings 30” black annealed steel wire
1. Cut a 6” length of steel wire, create a wrapped loop 3” from the end of the wire. Before closing the loop, open it up and slide on the polymer clay pendant, close the loop. Continue wrapping the wire around the loop to create a messy wrap. String on the starfish bead, copper spacer and round ceramic bead. Create a messy wrapped loop on top of the bead. 2. Cut a 6” length of steel wire, create a wrapped loop 3” from the end of the wire. Continue wrapping the wire around the loop to create a messy wrap. String one lampwork spacer, copper seed bead. Repeat with 4 more lampwork beads and 3 copper seed beads. Create a messy loop on top of the bead. Repeat to create another lampwork bead link. 3. Repeat step 3 with 1 copper seed bead, 5 peanut seed beads, 1 copper seed bead, 1 O-bead, 1 copper seed bead 5 peanut seed beads, 1 copper seed bead and 1 O-bead. Create two of the peanut seed bead links. 4. Attach one set of the lampwork and peanut bead links with an 8mm jump ring. Attach a 5mm jump ring to the bottom of the lampwork link. Repeat with the other two links. 5. Open the 15mm jump ring, string on the pendant and 7 O-beads, the 5mm jump rings attached to the bead links and 7 O-beads. Close the jump ring. 6. Attach both chain lengths to a 5mm jump ring and attach to the top of the bead links. Repeat on the other side of the chain.
Resources Polymer clay pendant: www.swoondimples.etsy.com. Ceramic starfish: www.fireflydesignstudio.etsy.com. Round ceramic bead: www.suburbangirlbeads.etsy.com. Lampwork spacers: www.juliemillierglass.etsy.com. Peanut seed beads: www.stinkydogbeads. O-beads: www.ariadesignstudio.etsy.com. Copper seed beads: www.fusionbeads.com. Chain and jump rings: www.yadanabeads.etsy.com. Steel wire: Ace Hardware.
Sea Flowers Create a quick and easy geometric bead pattern using CzechMates shaped beads in this simple stringing project. Alternate the pattern and wear these bracelets stacked together!
Supplies Pewter button 42 Kheops two-hole glass beads (triangles) 36 3.8mm O-beads 12 2-hole lentil glass beads 54 11/0 copper seed beads 2 4mm copper electroplated hematite beads 2 copper tube crimp beads 24â€? beading wire
Note: Bracelet measures 8â€? long.
1. String 26 copper seed beads and position them in the center of the beading wire. Bend the beading wire in half and on both strands of the wire string a hematite cube bead to form a loop. 2. String a copper seed bead on each strand of the wire. String one kheop bead with the two-hole side down onto each side of the beading wire. On one wire, string a kheop bead with the one-hole side down. Repeat on the other wire with another kheop bead. On one wire string a kheop with the two-hole side down. Repeat on the other wire. On both wires string a kheop
with pointed side down and each wire going through one side. String a copper seed bead on each strand of the wire. 3. String both wires through a twohole lentil bead. On one wire, string 3 O-beads, repeat on the other side of the wire. String both wires through a two-hole lentil bead. 4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to create 6 more flowers. 5. String a hematite cube and crimp bead onto both wires. String the wires through the button shank and back into the crimp bead. Pull the wires tightly and use crimp pliers to close the crimp bead. Trim wires.
Pewter button: www.mamacitabeadworks.etsy.com. Glass beads: www.ariadesignstudio.etsy.com. Copper seed beads: www.fusionbeads.com. Hematite beads: www.jmbeads.com. 18
Published on Dec 29, 2016