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editor’s letter

Colour, colour everywhere... I am really excited to bring to you this issue packed with vibrant hues and tones to tantalise your creative taste buds. Starting with the beautiful cover project showing a fusion of hot pink and tangy orange, statement necklaces are a top trend and this really does make a statement. Check out the Funky Chic section for some more inspiration from page 82 – a particular favourite of mine is on page 85, such and wonderful eclectic design. These bright combinations remind me of the 80’s an era when people were not afraid to experiment with colour, why not give it a try? Birds are everywhere, and I don’t just mean in our gardens! Home decor, crafts, art and now they have landed at Bead Trends. We are pleased to feature a number of bird charms that really do give a design wings. If you fancy using birds in your beading see if our designers work sparks your creativity! Our guest designer is the very talented ‘Stacy Curry’, her detailed and intricate yet clean designs are simply beautiful. I was inspired by her story, she has been creating and selling her work since she was 16, she has followed her dreams and made her hobby a career. If you’re a designer and would like to share your passion and dreams we’d love to hear from you, send your emails to michelle.grant@redlinepublications.co.uk Take a time out for yourself and then indulge in your hobby, as they say, a bit of what you fancy does you good! Enjoy this issue and we look forward to hearing from you, send us your pictures of what you have been creating. Take care,

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Beading wire, 20 gauge black artistic wire, 20 gauge hot pink wire, necklace size memory wire, 34” hot pink chain, 17” burnt sienna chain, 17” merlot chain, 80 4mm black round beads, 4 8mm black lifesavers, 10mm black round, hand painted glass focal, 40 6/0 seed beads, smaller seed beads, 2 beaded ruffle beads, 20mm 12 gauge black anodised aluminum jumpring, 4 13mm 18 gauge black anodised aluminum jumprings, 26 7mm 18 gauge black anodised aluminum jumprings, 14 9mm 18 gauge black anodised alumvinum jumprings, 14 6mm 20 gauge black anodised aluminum jumprings, 18mm round vintage bead, 3 1” pink vintage rings, 2 ¾” lampwork disks, 1 3/8” lampwork bead, hot pink hook, tornado crimp beads; 4 1” hoops, 4 hourglasses, 90 6mm rubber o-rings (30 tangerine, 30 crimson, 30 orchid), 12 7.25mm rubber o-rings (4 tangerine, 4 crimson, 4 orchid): Myelements.etsy.com 6


Finest Fuchsia by Yvonne Irvin 1 Cut two 6”, two 3”, and two 4” lengths of hot pink chain. Cut one 6”, two 3” and two 4” lengths of burnt sienna and merlot chain. Connect a hot pink hook to four 6” lengths of chain and a 6/0 seed bead using a 9mm jumpring. Use two 9mm jumprings on the other end of the chain to connect two chains together. Connect the two 9mm jumprings together with another 9mm jumpring. Using 7mm jumprings, attach four MyELEMENTS hourglass shapes adding two 7.25mm o-rings on each side as shown. 2 Cut a ½ turn length of necklace memory wire and make a simple loop on one end. String 6mm 0-rings alternating with 4mm black round beads. Finish with a beaded ruffle and make a simple loop. Cut a length of black artistic wire and make a wrapped loop. String a 1 3/8” lampwork bead, a beaded ruffle, and a 10mm black round bead and make a wrapped loop. Note: Use a permanent marker to hide silver on memory wire loops. 3 Connect two 1” pink vintage rings to the bottom hourglass using 9mm jumprings. Connect the lampwork bead from step 2 using a 13mm jumpring. Add two 9mm jumprings and 3” lengths of chain. Use 7mm jumprings to attach one end of the cut memory wire to the side of the bottom hourglass and the other end to the bottom of the lampwork bead and chain. Connect a lampwork disk with a 13mm jumpring. 4 Using 13mm jumprings, connect a hand painted glass focal to a 13mm jumpring and connect 3” and 4” lengths of chain on each side. 5 Connect 6/0 seed beads to the lengths of chain using 6mm jumprings as shown. Connect MyELEMENTS hoops to the outside two lengths of chain using 6mm jumprings. Connect black lifesaver beads to the MyELEMENTS hoops using 6mm jumprings. 6 Cut a 6” length of black artistic wire and form a 1” loop by wrapping it around a dowel or marker. Keep a tail on each end. String 4mm round beads alternating with 6mm o-rings. Add a 1” pink vintage ring and string both wire tails through a lampwork disc and make a wrapped loop. Connect to the cut chains and seed beads using a 9mm jumpring. 7 Free form wrap a 20mm jumpring with pink artistic wire. Add a 6mm o-ring to each end. Connect to the loop from step 6 using three 9mm jumprings and connect to the remaining 4” lengths of chain using two 9mm jumprings. 8 Cut a length of beading wire and string seven 6/0 seed beads, alternating with smaller seed beads. String a crimp bead over both ends of the wire and form a loop. Crimp the crimp bead. String three 6mm o-rings to cover the crimp bead and then alternate stringing 6mm o-rings and 4mm rounds to desired length. String an 18mm vintage round bead. String three o-rings. 9 String a crimp bead and seven 6/0 seed beads alternating with smaller seed beads. Thread the wire back through the crimp bead, forming a loop and crimp. Connect to the chains at the end of the necklace using two 9mm jumprings. Make an extender chain by connecting a strand of 7mm jumprings strung with 6/0 seed beads. 7


wood Chain

from Rings & Things

Designing with natural, organic, and earthy components is a wonderful, artistic trend in jewellery. rings & Things has recently introduced a new line of wood chain that adds a whole new level to creative design by combining the natural element of wood with a modern, contemporary feel. The chain links shown here are carved from three gorgeous woods: ebony, patikan, and bayong. link shapes include a flat heart, a long oval, and a disk-and-loop. each chain style is smooth, richly coloured, and showcases the beautiful grain of the natural wood. The chains look substantial, yet are lightweight and easy to wear. For additional information on wood chain and other great beading products, visit rings-things.com. 8


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Scheherazade by Liz Fuller-Nicoll

1 Cut a 4� length of 20 gauge copper wire and make a wrapped loop. String an 8mm multicoloured acrylic round bead, a vintage flat metal spacer, a Soocho jade bead, a flat spacer, and an 8mm acrylic round bead and make a wrapped loop. 2 String a headpin with a 4mm Swarovski topaz crystal bicone and make a wrapped loop, connecting it to the first wrapped loop created in step 1. Repeat two more times using a 4mm Swarovski fuchsia crystal bicone and a 6mm Swarovski amethyst crystal bicone. 3 Cut a length of beading wire. 4 String a crimp bead, a 3mm copper bicone spacer, and half of a copper toggle clasp. Thread the wire back through the 3mm copper bicone spacer and the crimp bead and crimp. 5 String beads in the pattern shown or as desired mirroring both halves of the necklace and adding the pendant created in steps 1 and 2 to the centre of the design. 6 Repeat step 4 using the other half of the clasp. Trim excess wire. 11


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Rose Quartz Drop by Kristy Abner

1 String a gunmetal headpin with a rose quartz nugget and make a wrapped loop, connecting it to a 20mm sterling silver oxidised round link. 2 Cut four 6� lengths of loop chain. Connect the last link in each of the lengths of chain to a 6mm open link of chain. Repeat for the other end of the chains. 3 String the rose quartz nugget from step 1 onto the chains. Connect a 20mm sterling silver oxidised round link to the 6mm open link on one end of the chains. Repeat for the other end of the chains. 4 Cut two 5� lengths of circle chain. Connect one cut length to the 20mm sterling silver oxidised round link on each end of the necklace. 5 Connect half of a toggle clasp to each end of the necklace.

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Butterfly Goddess by Christina Porter 1 Cut a 3” length of beading wire. String a crimp bead and a jumpring. Thread the wire back through the crimp bead and crimp. String a 3x5mm fire-polished transparent pink/copper marble Picasso rondelle, three 3mm fire-polished purple iris round beads, and a crimp bead. String enough 11/0 purple seed beads to go through a dichroic glass disc bead and then back through the crimp bead and crimp. Trim excess wire. 2 Cut a 5” length of beading wire. String a crimp bead and enough 11/0 purple seed beads to go through the other side of the dichroic glass disc bead. Thread the wire back through the crimp bead and crimp. String an amethyst heishi bead, approximately 2” of fluorite chips, an amethyst heishi bead, a 3mm fire-polished purple iris round bead, and a crimp bead. String the jumpring on the bottom of a metal bird connecter. Thread the wire back through the crimp bead and crimp. 3 Connect the eye of an eyepin to the top of the metal bird connecter. String the eyepin with a 3x5mm fire-polished transparent pink/ copper marble Picasso rondelle and make a simple loop. 4 Cut a 1 ½” length of brass chain. Connect one end of the chain to the simple loop on the eyepin from step 3 and connect the other end of the chain to one half of a toggle clasp. 5 Repeat steps 1-4 using the other half of the toggle clasp to create a second beaded strand. Connect each beaded strand to the top of a 48mm brass winged goddess filigree pendant. 6 Cut a 1” length of brass chain. Connect one end of the chain to the loop on the 2-strand side of a 2 to 1 strand recycled green crystal connector. Repeat adding a second chain to the other side of the connector. 7 Connect the two chains to the bottom of the 48mm brass winged goddess filigree pendant. 8 Connect a metal bird connecter with jumprings to the chains as shown. 9 String a headpin with a 4mm Swarovski crystal bicone and make a wrapped loop. Repeat three more times. Attach a beaded headpin to each jumpring connecting the chain to the pendant and the bird connector to the chain. 10 String an eyepin with a 15x10mm recycled green crystal diamond shaped bead and make a simple loop, connecting it to the single loop side of the 2 to 1 strand recycled green crystal connector. 11 String a headpin with a seed bead and a 3x5mm fire-polished transparent pink/copper marble Picasso rondelle and make a wrapped loop, connecting it to the crystal connector. Repeat. 12 Cut a 15” length of brass chain into five strands of various lengths and attach to the other end of the crystal diamond eyepin with a jumpring. 14


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Will It Go Round in Circles by Shannon Schmid

1 Cut a 24” length of beading wire. 2 String a 1x4mm gold-filled tube and a 2x4mm sapphire briolette. Repeat, alternating beads until 17” or the desired length is achieved. Secure the ends with tape or a bead stopper. 3 Cut a 3” length of 3/8” round gold-filled chain. Cut a length of 26 gauge gold-filled wire and string three 2x4mm sapphire briolettes, positioning them in the centre of the wire. Bend the wire above the briolettes. Bring the wires together and string a 2x2mm vermeil faceted cube bead. Make a wrapped loop, connecting it to the end of the 3” length of chain. 4 Cut a 17” length of textured gold-filled round chain. Connect the open end of the 3” length of chain to the 17” length of chain using a Snapeez jumpring. 5 Beginning at one end, thread the beaded strand over and under each of the large circles in the 17” length of chain until the end is reached. Stretch both chains out and add or subtract beads as needed. 6 String three 2x2mm vermeil faceted cube beads and a crimp bead on each end of the beaded strand. 7 String one end through the Snapeez jumpring added in step 4. Thread the wire back through the crimp bead and the last few beads in the design and crimp. Trim excess wire. Repeat on the other end of the beaded strand using a 9mm lobster claw clasp. 17


Lorraine by Lisa Baggs

1 Cut ten 1 ½” lengths of 3.5x4mm antique brass cable chain. 2 Connect a 7.25mm jumpring to the end of one of the lengths of chain and the eye of an eyepin to the other end of the chain. 3 String the eyepin with a 6mm fire-polished silver crystal bead and make a simple loop, connecting it to another length of chain. 4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 until five lengths of chain, three jumprings, and three 6mm fire-polished silver crystal beads have been connected into a strand as shown. 5 Repeat steps 2, 3, and 4 creating a second strand. Connect a lobster claw clasp to the jumpring at the end of the strand. 6 Connect the two strands at the crystal ends of the strands using a 10mm jumpring. 7 Cut a 3” and a 1 ½” length of chain. Connect one end of each chain to the 10mm jumpring added in step 6. Connect a 7.25mm jumpring to the other end of each chain. 8 String a headpin with a 6mm fire-polished silver crystal bead and make a simple loop. Connect it to the eye of an eyepin. String the eyepin with a 10mm silver-plated rhinestone ball and make a simple loop. Connect it to the 7.25mm jumpring at the end of one of the lengths of chain from step 7. Repeat.

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Lapis Paisley by Cindy Thomson

1 Cut a length of 16 gauge wire and using round nose pliers, form it into a paisley shape. repeat with a shorter length of wire forming a smaller paisley shape as shown. 2 using a ball peen hammer, hammer the two paisley shapes to flatten, add texture, and work harden. 3 Cut a length of 24 gauge wire and begin wrapping the outside of the large paisley shape, adding beads as shown. At the centre right and bottom right corner of the paisley, hold the smaller paisley in place and wrap both pieces together. 4 String an eyepin with a lapis lazuli diamond-cut bead and make a simple loop. repeat. 5 String an eyepin with a lapis lazuli round bead and make a simple loop. repeat. 6 Cut a three link length of gunmetal chain and connect the end link to one of the loops at the top of the paisley pendant. Connect the other end of the chain to one of the lapis lazuli diamond links created in step 4. Cut a five link length of gunmetal chain and connect the end link to the other end of the lapis lazuli diamond link. Connect one of the lapis lazuli round links created in step 5 to the other end of the chain. Cut a 7-8� length of chain and connect the end link to the other end of the lapis lazuli round link. 7 repeat step 6 to create the other side of the necklace. 8 Connect half of a lobster claw clasp to each end of the necklace chain.

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Supplies Scheherazade by Liz Fuller-Nicoll 20 gauge copper wire 49 strand .018 beading wire: Beadalon 30x20mm rainbow Soocho jade rondelle: Etsy.com/shop/windspirit 3 4mm Swarovski topaz crystal bicones: Fire Mountain Gems 3 4mm Swarovski fuchsia crystal bicones: Fire Mountain Gems 5 6mm Swarovski amethyst crystal bicones: Fire Mountain Gems 30 5mm flat sided salmon cultured pearls: Fire Mountain Gems 6 8mm multicoloured acrylic round beads: The Bead Shoppe 2 vintage flat metal spacers 8 Ivory Coast filigree metal spacers 13 3mm copper bicone spacers: Bead Gallery Copper toggle clasp: Fire Mountain Gems 3 copper headpins 2 copper crimp beads Rose Quartz Drop by Kristy Abner 24” loop chain: Plaid 10” circle chain: The Metal Gallery 3 20mm sterling silver oxidised round links: The Earth Bazaar 2 6mm open links of chain: The Metal Gallery Rose quartz nugget: The Earth Bazaar Toggle clasp: Adadornments.com Gunmetal headpin: Union Bead Boutique

Lapis Paisley by Cindy Thomson 16 & 24 gauge base metal silver-tone wire Gunmetal chain Lapis lazuli round beads Lapis lazuli diamond-cut beads Base metal silver tone lobster claw clasp Eyepins Butterfly Goddess by Christina Porter .015 bronze beading wire: Beadalon 20” recycled brass metal chain 48mm brass winged goddess filigree pendant: Brassologie.com 2 dichroic glass disc beads: Scott Turnbull 15x10mm recycled green crystal diamond shaped bead 4 4mm Swarovski crystal bicones: Jolee’s Jewels 4 4x2mm amethyst heishi beads: Momminia.com Flourite chips: Momminia.com 6 3x5mm fire-polished transparent pink/copper marble Picasso rondelles: Fusionbeads.com 8 3mm fire-polished purple iris round beads: Fusionbeads.com 11/0 purple seed beads: Blue Moon 3 metal bird connectors with jumprings: Madame Delphine’s, Blue Moon 2 to 1 strand recycled green crystal connector 26x16mm brass leaf toggle ring: Vintaj 6x30mm brass leaf toggle bar: Vintaj 6 brass headpins: Blue Moon 3 brass eyepins: Blue Moon 8 brass crimp beads: Vintaj

Will It Go Round in Circles by Shannon Schmid 26 gauge gold-filled wire: Eagle International .14 fine beading wire: Accu-Flex Textured gold-filled round chain (.5” and .75” separated by .25”): Rio Grande 3/8” gold-filled round chain: Eagle International 1x4mm gold-filled tubes: Fire Mountain Gems 2x2mm vermeil faceted cube beads: Silver Planet 2x4mm assorted sapphire teardrop briolettes: Only Beads 9mm gold-filled lobster claw clasp: Eagle International 2mm gold-filled crimp beads: Fire Mountain Gems 8mm vermeil jumprings: Snapeez Lorraine by Lisa Baggs 3.5x4mm antique brass cable chain: Vintaj 2 10mm silver-plated rhinestone balls: Czechbeads.com 8 6mm fire-polished silver crystal beads: Czechbeads.com 15mm antique brass lobster claw clasp: Czechbeads.com 8 7.25mm antique brass jumprings: Vintaj 10mm antique brass jumpring: Vintaj 2 1 ½” antique brass headpins: Czechbeads.com 8 1 ½” eyepins: Czechbeads.com 21


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Mother of Mine by Wendy Emerson BRACELET 1 Using the largest area of needle nose pliers, form five large jumprings using 14 gauge sterling silver dead soft round wire. Cut and hammer with chasing hammer and file to form a tight fit with each. Set aside. 2 Using the 14 gauge wire form a hook closure. Work from spool to minimise waste. Texturise with a chasing hammer and set aside. 3 String a headpin with a 4mm Swarovski vintage rose bicone, three 8x3mm mother of pearl heishi beads, and a 4mm Swarovski vintage rose bicone and make a wrapped loop. 4 String a headpin with a 4mm Swarovski vintage rose bicone, a 13x9mm champagne faceted polished crystal class bead, and a 4mm Swarovski vintage rose bicone and make a wrapped loop. 5 String a headpin with a daisy spacer, a 2mm silver round bead, a 7x6mm Thai Hill Tribe silver rondelle, a 2mm silver round bead, and a daisy spacer and make a wrapped loop. Set aside. 6 Using the 22 gauge wire and working from the spool, string a 3mm silver round, three peach stick pearls, and a 3mm silver round. Form a simple wrapped loop at the top and leave enough of a wire tail to come back up, weave around the pearls and then wrap around the top wrapped loop. Trim and tuck wire as needed. 7 Cut a 10� length of beading wire and string a 3mm silver round, a crimp tube, a 3mm silver round, and a wire guard. Thread the wire back through the beads and crimp. Cover the crimp bead with a crimp cover. Repeat four more times. 8 String the first strand with 32 top-drilled teardrop pearls, a 3mm silver round, a crimp tube, a 3mm silver round, and the wire guard. Thread the wire back through the silver round and the crimp tube and crimp. Cover the crimp tube with a crimp cover and set aside. 9 String the second strand with a 4mm Swarovski vintage rose bicone and a cocoa pearl. Repeat twelve times and string a bicone, a 3mm silver round, a crimp tube, a 3mm silver round, and a wire guard. Thread the wire back through the silver round and the crimp tube and crimp. Cover the crimp tube with a crimp cover and set aside. 10 String the third strand with a champagne button pearl and a heishi. Repeat nineteen times and string another button pearl, a 3mm silver round, a crimp tube, a 3mm silver round, and a wire guard. Thread the wire back through the silver round and the crimp tube and crimp. Cover the crimp tube with a crimp cover and set aside. 11 String the fourth strand with a light peach bicone and a peach stick pearl. Repeat sixteen times and string a peach bicone, a 3mm silver round, a crimp tube, a 3mm silver round, and a wire guard. Thread the wire back through the silver round and the crimp tube and crimp. Cover the crimp tube with a crimp cover and set aside. 12 String the last strand with two 4mm Swarovski vintage rose bicones. String a 13x9mm crystal glass bead and another bicone. Repeat three times and string an 18x14mm crystal glass bead. String a rose bicone and a 13x9mm crystal glass bead; repeat three times and string two rose bicones, a 3mm silver round, a crimp tube, a 3mm silver round, and a wire guard. Thread the wire back through the 3mm silver round and the crimp tube and crimp. Cover the crimp tube with a crimp cover and set aside. 13 Using a 6mm jumpring, attach all five strands to one of the large handmade jumprings from step 1. Repeat with another 6mm jumpring. 14 Braid the strands in a loose fashion ensuring there is enough give to drape around the wrist. Using two 6mm jumprings and a large jumpring from step 1, repeat step 13. 15 On one end attach the hook from step 2 and the heishi charm from step 3. 16 On the other end attach the remaining handmade large jumprings from step 1 and the remaining charms.

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eArrINGS 1 Cut a length of 20 gauge sterling silver half hard round wire and form two earwires. hammer with a chasing hammer to work harden. 2 String a headpin with three 4mm Swarovski vintage rose crystal bicones and make a wrapped loop. Connect to the eye of an eyepin. 3 String the eyepin with a 4mm Swarovski vintage rose crystal bicone, a 13x9mm crystal glass bead, and a 4mm Swarovski vintage rose crystal bicone and make a wrapped loop. Connect to an earwire.

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Pearls on a Swirl by Erin Strother 1 Cut a 2” length of 24 gauge vintage bronze craft wire and form a simple loop. String an 8mm champagne potato pearl and make a wrapped loop, wrapping the excess wire around the top of the pearl. 2 Repeat step 1 using a 6mm olive potato pearl and a 5mm brown potato pearl. 3 Repeat step 1 using a 5mm gold button pearl. 4 Cut a 7” length of 24 gauge wire and string a 7mm white potato pearl, positioning it 3” from the end of the wire. Wrap the 3” tail around the pearl two times, ending at the top. Wrap the remainder of the short wire around the longer tail of wire to form a wrapped loop. String a 12mm white coin pearl and form a wrapped loop, wrapping the excess wire around the top of the pearl. 5 Cut a 4” length of 18 gauge wire and create a loose spiral approximately 17mm wide on one end of the wire. String the pearl dangles created in steps 1-4 onto the swirl, then create a second smaller spiral at the top of the wire, spiraling the opposite direction as the bottom spiral. Hammer the swirl to add texture and to work harden. Note: Be careful to keep the pearl dangles out of the way. Attach a 4mm and a 6mm jumpring to the top of the swirl and set aside. 6 Cut a 1” length of 24 gauge wire and form a wrapped loop. String a 6mm olive potato pearl and form a wrapped loop. 7 Cut a 1” length of 24 gauge wire and form a wrapped loop, connecting it to the last wrapped loop from the previous pearl link. String a 7mm white potato pearl and form a wrapped loop. 8 Repeat step 7 three times using a gold pearl and two brown pearls. Connect one end of the pearl links to the top jumpring on the pendant. 9 Cut a 4 ½” length of 3mm natural brass rolo chain and a 4 ½” length of 3mm antique brass cable chain. Connect both chains to the free end of the pearl links using a 4mm jumpring. 10 Connect a hook clasp to the end of the chains using a 4mm jumpring. 11 Repeat steps 6-9 for the other side of the necklace using a brown, an olive, a white, a gold, and an olive pearl. 12 Connect a 4mm jumpring to the ends of both chains and connect an 8mm jumpring and two 4mm jumprings. Connect another 8mm jumpring. 13 Cut a 1” length of 24 gauge wire and form a small simple loop. String a gold pearl and form a wrapped loop, connecting it to the last 8mm jumpring on the jumpring chain created in step 12.

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Lovely Breezes by Stacey Curry

BRACELET 1 Cut two 2 Ÿ� lengths of 13-14mm sterling silver oval chain. Cut a length of 24 gauge sterling silver wire and make a wrapped loop, connecting it to half of a Bali toggle clasp. String a freshwater coin pearl and make a wrapped loop, connecting it to the first link on both of the two cut lengths of chain. 2 Cut a length of 24 gauge sterling silver wire and make a wrapped loop, connecting it to the last link in the two cut lengths of chain. String an 8mm faceted rose quartz rondelle and make a wrapped loop. 3 Repeat step 2 three times using a rectangle pearl, an 8mm faceted rose quartz rondelle, and a 6mm freshwater button pearl. Connect the first wrapped loop on each link to the last wrapped loop of the previous link. Connect the last wrapped loop on the button pearl to the other half of the clasp. 4 String a headpin with a 2mm sterling silver seamless bead, a 3mm Thai Karen silver rondelle, a 4mm faceted rose quartz rondelle, and a 2mm seamless bead and make a wrapped loop, connecting it between one of the wire wrapped links on the bracelet. Repeat 12 more times, connecting a beaded headpin between each beaded link and to each link of the oval chain. EARRINGS 1 Connect a single link of 13-14mm sterling silver oval chain to the loop of an earwire. 2 String a headpin with a 2mm Thai Karen silver print rondelle, a 3mm Thai Karen silver rondelle, an 8mm faceted rose quartz rondelle, and a 2mm Thai Karen silver print rondelle and make a wrapped loop, connecting it to the loop on the earwire. 29


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Plum Elegance by Susan Kennedy

EARRINGS String a flathead headpin with an 8mm Swarovski jet unfoiled margarita crystal, a plum elegance lampwork bead, and an 8mm Swarovski jet unfoiled margarita crystal and make a wrapped loop. Connect to a leverback earwire. BRACELET 1 Cut a 3� length of 22 gauge sterling silver half hard wire and make a wrapped loop, connecting it to half of a toggle clasp. String an 8mm Swarovski jet unfoiled margarita crystal, a plum elegance lampwork bead, and an 8mm Swarovski jet unfoiled margarita crystal and make a wrapped loop. 2 Cut a 3� length of 22 gauge sterling silver half hard wire and make a wrapped loop, connecting it to the last wrapped loop of the previous link. String three 8mm Swarovski jet unfoiled margarita crystals and make a wrapped loop. 3 Repeat steps 1 and 2 alternating lampwork and margarita bead links and connecting the first wrapped loop to the last wrapped loop of the previous link. Connect the last wrapped loop to the other half of the toggle clasp.

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Sparkling Beauty by Chris White

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BASIC BRACELET 1 Cut a 36” length of Fireline. String a 6mm fire-polished bead and an 11/0 seed bead. Repeat three times, leaving a 10” tail. Tie a knot. Pass the needle back through the first six beads. 2 String seven seed beads and skip the 6mm bead. Pass the needle through the next seed bead, a 6mm bead, and another seed bead. Repeat, except do not sew through the last seed bead. 3 Begin a recurring pattern of stringing a seed bead and a 6mm bead three times, and another seed bead. Starting with the 6mm bead at the end of step 2, string through the three pairs of 6mm and seed beads. 4 Repeat step 2 and 3 for a total of 14 sections (approximately 7” bracelet). End with step 2 again for a total of 15 sections. 5 String a 6mm bead, five seed beads, and half of a toggle clasp. Sew through the last seed bead picked up, then string four more seed beads and sew through the 6mm bead. Reinforce the clasp by passing the needle through the seed beads and clasp again. Secure and trim excess thread. 6 Thread the beading needle on the 10” tail and secure the other half of the clasp. Continued on page 38

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Sparkling Beauty by Chris White Continued from page 37 DOUBLE SIDED BRACELET ENHANCEMENT 1 Cut 2 yards of Fireline and connect a beading needle on each end. 2 Centre the Fireline through the 6mm bead at the beginning of the bracelet and working in a crisscross weave technique, string a seed bead and a 4mm fire-polished crystal with each needle. Using one needle, pick up a seed bead, and cross the other needle through it. 3 Using each needle, pick up a 4mm fire-polished crystal and a seed bead, crossing the needles through the next 6mm bead in the band. 4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 the full length of the bracelet. 5 Pass one needle through the 6mm bead at the end of the bracelet and sew through the next six seed beads along the edge of the bracelet. 6 String a 4mm metallic fire-polished crystal and sew through the middle three seed beads of the next section. 7 Repeat step 6 along the edge of the bracelet. Repeat along the other edge of the bracelet. 8 Pass the needle through a few beads and secure the thread. Trim excess thread.

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Supplies Mother of Mine by Wendy Emerson

Pearls on a Swirl by Erin Strother

Plum Elegance by Susan Kennedy

49 strand .019 beading wire: Soft Flex 14 gauge sterling silver dead soft round wire: Jatayu 20 & 22 gauge sterling silver half hard round wire: Jatayu 13x9mm champagne faceted polished crystal glass beads: Alouette 18x4mm champagne faceted polished crystal glass bead: Alouette 7x6mm Thai Hill Tribe silver rondelle: Alouette 2 & 3mm sterling silver round beads: Fire Mountain Gems 4mm Swarovski light peach crystal bicones 4mm Swarovski vintage rose crystal bicones 15x4mm peach side-drilled stick freshwater pearls: Alouette 12x6mm champagne top-drilled teardrop freshwater pearls: Alouette 5x4mm champagne button freshwater pearls: Alouette 9x5mm cocoa potato freshwater pearls: Alouette 8x3mm mother of pearl heishi beads: Alouette 3mm sterling silver daisy spacers: Fire Mountain Gems 6mm 20.5 gauge sterling silver jumprings: Fire Mountain Gems 4mm sterling silver jumprings: Fire Mountain Gems 2” sterling silver headpins: Fire Mountain Gems 2” sterling silver eyepins: Fire Mountain Gems 2x2mm sterling silver crimp tubes: Fire Mountain Gems 3mm sterling silver crimp covers: Fire Mountain Gems 4x3mm sterling silver wire guards: Fire Mountain Gems

18 & 24 gauge vintage bronze craft wire: Beadaholique.com 3mm antique brass cable chain 3mm natural brass rolo chain: Vintaj 12mm white coin pearl 4 5mm gold button pearls 4 6mm olive potato pearls 4 5mm brown potato pearls 3 7mm white potato pearls 8mm champagne potato pearl Antique brass hook clasp: Erin Strother 9 4mm antique brass jumprings: Beadaholique.com 6mm antique brass jumpring: Beadaholique.com 3 8mm antique brass jumprings: Beadaholique.com All supplies, unless otherwise noted: Fire Mountain Gems

22 gauge sterling silver half hard wire 8 & 10mm Swarovski jet unfoiled margarita crystals: Fusionbeads.com Plum elegance lampwork beads: Suebeads.com Toggle clasp: Fusionbeads.com Leverback earwire: Fusionbeads.com Flathead headpins: Rockissupplies.etsy.com

Lovely Breezes by Stacey Curry 24 gauge sterling silver wire: Hauser Miller 13-14mm sterling silver oval chain: Halsteadbead.com 2mm Thai Karen silver print rondelles: Twinkle Hut 3mm Thai Karen silver rondelles: Twinkle Hut 2mm sterling silver seamless beads: Halsteadbeads.com 4mm faceted rose quartz rondelles: Earthstone.com 8mm faceted rose quartz rondelles: Earthstone.com Freshwater coin pearl: Fire Mountain Gems Freshwater rectangle pearl: Fire Mountain Gems 6mm freshwater button pearl: Fire Mountain Gems Bali silver toggle clasp: Bali-handmade.com Sterling silver French hook earwire: Bali-handmade.com 2” 24 gauge sterling silver headpins: Halsteadbead.com

Sparkling Beauty by Chris White 4lb smoke beading thread: Fireline 6mm fire-polished crystals: Artful Beads 4mm fire-polished crystals: Artful Beads 4mm metallic fire-polished crystals: Artbeads.com 11/0 Japanese seed beads: Artful Beads Gold vermeil toggle clasp: Bucks County Beads Gold-plated split rings: Riogrande.com

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Bird Song by Kristy Abner eArrINGS 1 String a headpin with a pale green pearl drop and a filigree bead cap and make a wrapped loop. Connect to the eye of an eyepin. 2 String the eyepin with a 9mm chalcedony faceted round bead and a foliage bead cap and make a wrapped loop. Connect to an earwire. NeCKlACe 1 String a headpin with a 9mm chalcedony faceted round bead and a foliage bead cap and make a wrapped loop. Connect it to a 14mm open jumpring. 2 String a headpin with a pale green pearl drop and a filigree bead cap and make a wrapped loop. Connect it to the 14mm open jumpring. 3 Connect a filigree leaf charm to the 14mm jumpring with a 5mm jumpirng. 4 Connect a soaring sparrow to the 14mm jumpring with a 5mm jumpring. 5 Cut a 19� length of ladder chain. Connect the tail end of the sparrow to the centre of the ladder chain using a 5mm jumpring. 6 Connect half of a hook & eye clasp to each end of the ladder chain.

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Chevron Amethyst by Carrie yashin

1 Cut a piece of beading wire a few inches longer than the desired finished length. 2 String a crimp bead and a 13x7mm sterling silver oval lobster claw clasp. Thread the wire back through the crimp bead and crimp. 3 String a 4mm and a 5mm sterling silver round bead. String graduating sizes of chevron amethyst beads onto the wire with 4mm sterling silver round beads between the 14mm and 16mm coins, and 5mm sterling silver round beads between each of the 20mm coins. String a 5mm and 4mm sterling silver round bead. Note: The silver beads on the end should have a 1.5mm hole. 4 String a crimp bead and a 7mm 18 gauge closed jumpring. Thread the wire back through the crimp bead and the two silver beads and crimp. Trim excess wire.

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Caitlin’s Heart by Carol Sorkhabi

1 Lay beads out on a bead board in the pattern shown or as desired, creating the desired finished length. 2 Cut a 24� length of beading wire. 3 String a crimp bead and half of an S hook clasp. Thread the wire back through the crimp bead and crimp. Cover the crimp bead with a crimp cover. 4 String beads in the order laid out on the bead board. 5 Repeat step 3 using the other half of the clasp. Trim excess wire.

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Bella’s Heart Bracelet by Dee Gallimore-Perry

1 Cut a 4� length of 24 gauge sterling silver half hard round wire and string a 7-9mm garnet briolette, positioning it in the centre of the wire. Bend the wires above the briolette and wrap one wire around the other. Trim the shorter wire. using the remaining wire create a wrapped loop, connecting it to a 6.8mm 19 gauge sterling silver round jumpring. 2 Connect a 10x7mm sterling silver heart charm to the jumpring. 3 Cut a 10� length of beading wire and string a crimp tube and half of a toggle clasp. Thread the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp. 4 String a 4mm daisy spacer, an 11x7mm jet Jablonex Czech firepolished rondelle, and a 4mm daisy spacer. repeat until the desired length is achieved and ending with a 4mm daisy spacer. 5 String a crimp tube and the other half of the clasp. Thread the wire back through the crimp tube and the last few beads in the design and crimp. Trim excess wire. 6 Connect the jumpring with the heart charm and garnet briolette to the toggle clasp.

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Blue Lagoon by erin Cokeh halla

1 Cut a five link length of 2mm sterling silver link chain. String a headpin with a 4mm Swarovski crystal and a blue lampwork bead and make a wrapped loop, connecting it to the first link in the chain. 2 Connect the other end of the chain to the eye of an eyepin. 3 String the eyepin with a 4mm Swarovski crystal and make a wrapped loop. Connect to an earwire. 44


Supplies BIrD SoNG by Kristy Abner ladder chain 3 9mm chalcedony faceted round beads: The earth Bazaar 3 pale green pearl drops: Artfire.com/ users/bobbibeads Filigree leaf charm Soaring sparrow Filigree bead caps Foliage bead caps hook & eye clasp French hook earwires 5mm jumprings 14mm open jumprings 1 ½” headpins 1 ½” eyepins All supplies, unless otherwise noted: vintaj ChevroN AMeThyST by Carrie yashin .019 beading wire: Soft Flex 14mm chevron amethyst coin beads: Beadaholique.com 16 & 20mm chevron amethyst coin beads 4 & 5mm sterling silver round beads: Fusionbeads.com 13x7mm sterling silver oval lobster claw clasp: Fusionbeads.com 7mm 18 gauge closed jumpring: Fusionbeads.com 2mm crimp beads: Fusionbeads.com

CAITlIN’S heArT by Carol Sorkhabi 19 strand bright beading wire: Beadalon 15 8x11mm antique silver large swan beads: Bliss Beads 2 4mm silver round beads: Fire Mountain Gems 6mm Swarovski olivine crystal bicone 6mm Swarovski verde crystal bicone 16 12mm rbyolite puffed ovals S hook clasp: Imagineitinc.com 2 sterling silver crimp beads: Sterling elegance 2 sterling silver crimp covers: Beadalon

Blue lAGooN by erin Cokeh halla 2mm sterling silver link chain: Silver elegance 4 4mm Swarovski crystals Blue lampwork beads: San Gabriel Bead Company Sterling silver earwires: San Gabriel Bead Company 2” sterling silver headpins: San Gabriel Bead Company 2” sterling silver eyepins: San Gabriel Bead Company

BellA’S heArT BrACeleT by Dee Gallimore-Perry .018 silver-plated beading wire: Jewellerysupply.com 24 gauge sterling silver half hard round wire: Fire Mountain Gems 10x7mm sterling silver heart charm: Fire Mountain Gems 7-9mm garnet briolette: Beadaholique.com 11x7mm jet Jablonex Czech fire-polished rondelle: Fire Mountain Gems 4mm daisy spacers Sterling silver toggle clasp with garnets: Fire Mountain Gems 6.8mm 19 gauge sterling silver round jumpring: Fire Mountain Gems 2x1mm sterling silver crimp tubes: Fire Mountain Gems

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Stacey Curry Stacey Curry was born and raised in rural Montana, where the beauty of both the plains and the mountains fueled her creativity. She began designing and selling jewellery to family as well as friends at the tender age of sixteen. She continued to cultivate her creativity and developed her own jewellery line featuring one-ofa-kind designs. In 2003 she introduced her products on the web and a star was born – Star Hitched Wagon™ that is. Stacey has always been passionate about creating, and states “I can’t imagine a life without creativity.” Stacey’s mother and father were a great inspiration to her growing up. Her mother, a ceramic artist who crocheted and loved to bake, was always wonderful about including Stacey and her sisters. Her father let them create in the garage with his tools and scraps of wood. “There really wasn’t a right or wrong way - they just let us do what we were inspired to do. I feel I have always been creatively awake. I am blessed.” Stacey loves being outdoors and finds nature as an unending source of inspiration. “I am amazed at the huge bare tree or  one full of big  beautiful green leaves. I am equally amazed at the tiny snail hiding under a fallen branch. When in this environment, my mind is clear.  I love running and walking at the local lake or woods, there I am truly

at peace, fully aware of my abundant blessings. I can clear my mind and then let the inspiration come. I can see a new colour combination in the bare brown trees covered with bits of snow, maybe  white agate with picture jasper. The lake covered with snow may inspire amazonite with white freshwater pearls. I also find inspiration in a name. When I see a wide open space that it is beautiful and quiet, I feel so calm, and this could lead to me adding a ‘Clearing’ or ‘Reset’ or ‘Anew’ to my collection.” Nature is not the only place that Stacey finds her design inspirations. “A beautiful painting with certain colours inspires another new colour combination. A quote brings about a feeling which translates into a new

named set. A random stranger’s outfit inspires a design. Truly with this art, the sky is the limit.”    Stacey says, “Jewellery design is magical when it all comes together.  I love Bali and Thai silver and rarely make a piece without one or both.  Gemstones and pearls make me giddy.  Garnets and jaspers  are my favourites.  They are all treasures that speak to me in different ways.  By creating, I hope that the one who wears it will also ‘hear’ its magic.”   Stacey currently resides in Nebraska with her husband, Steve, their three beautiful children and a fine looking chocolate lab. You can see more of her designs at starhitchedwagon.com or visit her blog at currychaos.blogspot.com. 47


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Supplies 24 gauge sterling silver wire: Hauser Miller; 4.5mm sterling silver diamond link chain, 2� 24 gauge sterling silver headpins: Halsteadbeads.com; 8mm faceted orange calcite rondelles: Earthstone.com; 6mm smooth crab fire agate rounds, 12mm smooth crab fire agate rondelles: 24 Hour Gems; 4x1mm Bali silver daisy spacers, Bali silver toggle clasp, sterling silver French hook earwires: Balihandmade.com Bracelet 1 Cut a length of 24 gauge sterling silver wire and make a wrapped loop, connecting it to half of a toggle clasp. String a 4x1mm Bali silver daisy spacer, a 12mm smooth crab fire agate rondelle, and a 4x1mm Bali silver daisy spacer and make a wrapped loop. 2 Repeat step 1 nine more times, connecting the first wrapped loop to the last wrapped loop from the previous link. Connect the last wrapped loop from the tenth link to the other half of the clasp. 3 String a headpin with a daisy spacer, a 6mm smooth crab fire agate round, and a daisy spacer and make a wrapped loop, connecting it between the first two links in the bracelet. Repeat with an 8mm faceted orange calcite rondelle. 4 Repeat step 3 eight more times connecting two beaded headpins between each of the links in the bracelet. EARRINGS 1 Cut a 2� length of 4.5mm sterling silver diamond link chain. Connect the chain to a French hook earwire. 2 String a headpin with a daisy spacer, a 6mm smooth crab fire agate round, and a daisy spacer and make a wrapped loop, connecting it to a last link in the chain. 3 Repeat step 2 three more times connecting a beaded headpin to every other link in the chain. 4 String a headpin with a daisy spacer, an 8mm faceted orange calcite rondelle, and a daisy spacer and make a wrapped loop, connecting it to the link next to the bottom link in the chain. 5 Repeat step 4 two more times connecting a beaded headpin to every other link in the chain. 49


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Supplies 24 gauge sterling silver wire: Hauser Miller; 4mm oxidised sterling silver open cable chain, 24 gauge sterling silver headpins: Halsteadbeads.com; 8mm faceted Russian amazonite rondelles: Earthstone.com; 12mm Bali silver bead, 4x1mm Bali silver daisy spacers, Bali silver toggle clasp, sterling silver French hook earwires: Bali-handmade.com Bracelet 1 Cut a length of 24 gauge sterling silver wire and make a wrapped loop, connecting it to half of a toggle clasp. String a 4x1mm Bali silver daisy spacer, an 8mm faceted Russian amazonite rondelle, and a 4x1mm Bali silver daisy spacer and make a wrapped loop. 2 Repeat step 1 four more times, connecting the first wrapped loop to the last wrapped loop from the previous link. 3 Cut three 2 Ÿ� lengths of 4mm oxidised sterling silver open cable chain. Cut a length of 24 gauge sterling silver wire and make a wrapped loop, connecting it to the loop from the last link in step 2. String a 12mm Bali silver bead and make a wrapped loop, connecting it to the first link of each of the three cut lengths of chain. 4 Cut a length of 24 gauge sterling silver wire and make a wrapped loop, connecting it to the last link on each of the three cut lengths of chain. String a Bali silver daisy spacer, an 8mm faceted Russian amazonite rondelle, and a Bali silver daisy spacer and make a wrapped loop. 5 Repeat step 4, connecting the first wrapped loop to the last wrapped loop from the previous link. Connect the last wrapped loop to the other half of the clasp. 6 String a headpin with a daisy spacer, an 8mm faceted Russion amazonite rondelle, and a daisy spacer and make a wrapped loop, connecting it to the ring end of the toggle clasp. 7 Repeat step 6 six more times, connecting the beaded headpins to the links in the chain in the pattern shown or as desired. EARRINGS 1 Cut a five link length of 4mm oxidised sterling silver open cable chain. Cut a length of 24 gauge sterling silver wire and make a wrapped loop, connecting it to the first link in the chain. String a 12mm Bali silver bead and make a wrapped loop. Connect to an earwire. 2 String a headpin with a daisy spacer, an 8mm faceted Russian amazonite rondelle, and a daisy spacer and make a wrapped loop, connecting it to the last link in the chain. Repeat two more times, connecting the beaded headpins to the chain as shown or as desired. 51


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Supplies Beading wire: Soft Flex; 14mm olive jade faceted rondelles, 16x21mm olive jade faceted ovals, 8mm smoky quartz faceted wheels, 8, 10, &12mm smoky quartz faceted rounds, 4 & 6mm faceted jade rondelles: Earthstone. com; 4x3mm faceted smoky quartz rondelle: Fire Mountain Gems; 22.7x15x9mm abstract brushed Bali silver beads 2x6mm Bali silver double daisy spacers, 1x4mm Bali silver daisy spacers, 3x6mm Bali silver daisy spacers, Bali toggle clasps, sterling silver French hook earwires: Bali-handmade.com; 2mm sterling silver seamless round beads, 2� 24 gauge sterling silver headpins, 2x2mm sterling silver twisted crimp tubes, sterling silver wire guards: Halsteadbead.com; 5x1mm Thai Karen silver plain discs, 6.5x1.5mm Thai Karen silver print discs, 6x1mm Thai Karen silver print rings: Twinklehut.com; 8mm faceted picture jasper rondelles, 14mm honey jade rondelles NECKLACE & BRACELET 1 Cut a length of beading wire a few inches longer than the desired finished length. 2 String a crimp tube, a wire guard, and half of a toggle clasp. Thread the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp. 3 String beads in the pattern shown or as desired until the desired length is achieved. 4 Repeat step 2. Trim excess wire. 5 String a headpin with a 2mm sterling silver seamless round bead, a daisy spacer, and a 6mm faceted rondelle and make a wrapped loop, connecting it to the ring end of the toggle clasp.

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EARRINGS String a headpin with a 2mm sterling silver seamless round bead, a daisy spacer, a 6mm faceted rondelle, a Thai Karen silver plain disc, a 14mm olive jade faceted rondelle, a daisy spacer, and a 2mm seamless sterling silver round bead and make a wrapped loop. Connect to an earwire.

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Supplies for set Beadalon bronze wire, 20 gauge Parawire bronze wire, 6.5x9.5mm etched brass cable chain, 4x6.5mm brass ladder chain, 5.5x8mm fine brass oval chain, 12mm brass filigree, 22mm hammered brass rings, 7x29mm etched brass creative bars, 2” 21 gauge brass headpins, 17mm brass bird charm, brass long word charms: Vintaj; 12mm smoky quartz faceted round, 6mm faceted rainbow fluorite rondelles, 6mm amethyst pebbles: Earthstone.com; 2” cherry blossom bead, 6x10mm Antoinette disc bead: Humblebeads.com; 6mm lavender potato pearls. BRACELET 1 Cut a 4” length of 6.5x9.5mm etched brass cable chain, a 7” length of 4x6.5mm brass ladder chain, and a 7” length of 5.5x8mm fine brass oval chain. String a headpin with a 6mm amethyst pebble and a creative bar and make a wrapped loop, connecting to the first link in each of the lengths of chain. 2 Cut a length of 20 gauge vintage bronze wire and make a wrapped loop, connecting it to the end link in the etched brass cable chain. String a 12mm smoky quartz faceted round bead and make a wrapped loop. Repeat two times, linking each smoky quartz round bead and connecting the last wrapped loop to a three link length of etched brass cable chain. 3 Connect the ends of the three lengths of chain to a 22mm hammered brass ring. 4 String a headpin with a lavender pearl and make a wrapped loop, connecting it to a link in the ladder chain. Repeat with two more pearls and three amethyst pebbles, spacing the beads along the chain as shown or as desired. 5 Open the last link of the chain on the hammered brass ring side of the bracelet and connect a long word charm. Close the link.

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May Flowers by Debra Wisinski 1 String a headpin with a 6mm Swarovski white crystal bicone, a 14mm clear glass flower bead, and a 3.5mm oxidised daisy spacer and make a wrapped loop. Repeat 11 times. 2 String a headpin with a green leaf bead, a 3.5mm oxidised daisy spacer, and a 4mm Swarovski emerald crystal bicone and make a wrapped loop. Repeat 11 times. 3 String a headpin with a 6mm Swarovski emerald crystal bicone, an 8mm white glass flower, and a 3.5mm bright daisy spacer and make a wrapped loop. Repeat 11 times. 4 String a headpin with a 5mm Swarovski light topaz crystal bicone, a green flower, and a 3.5mm daisy spacer and make a wrapped loop. Repeat 11 times. 5 Connect one of each design of headpin created in steps 1-4 to a jumpring. Repeat 11 times. 6 Cut a length of beading wire and string a crimp bead and half of a box clasp. Thread the wire back through the crimp bead and crimp. 7 String a jumpring from step 5 and then cover the crimp bead with a crimp cover. 8 String a lampwork bead, a 3mm sterling silver round seamless bead, a 3.5mm bright daisy spacer, a jumpring, a 3.5mm daisy spacer, a 3mm silver round bead, and a jumpring. Repeat four times, ending with a lampwork bead. 9 String a crimp bead, a jumpring, and the other half of the clasp. Thread the wire back through the crimp bead and crimp. Cover the crimp bead with a crimp cover.

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Amethyst Rose by Lynn Gonzalez This beautiful necklace was created using an old sterling silver clip on earring that Lynn found in her mum’s old jewellery box.

1 Cut a 4” length of 20 gauge sterling silver wire. Bend the wire in half forming a U shape. Take a length of 24 gauge sterling silver wire and wrap it around one side of the U shape several times. String an amethyst chevron bead, lining it up to the middle of the U shape. Wrap the 24 gauge wire around the other side of the U shape. Repeat adding chevron beads inside of the U shape until you are approximately ½” from the end. Using a dowel, bend the U shaped wire and form a bail. 2 Open a vintage rose clip on earring and slide the U into the hinge of the earring. Wrap the open ends of the U around each other to secure. Trim excess wire and use chain nose pliers to bend and hide the ends of the wires under the clip. 3 Cut a length of 20 gauge silver wire and string an amethyst teardrop, positioning it in the centre of the wire. Bend the wires above the teardrop and wrap the shortest wire around the longer wire. Trim the shorter wire. Use the remaining wire and make a wrapped loop, connecting it to the hole in the end of the clip on earring. Wrap the wire down and around the top of the amethyst teardrop. 4 Cut a length of beading wire and string a crimp bead and half of a lobster claw clasp. Thread the wire back through the crimp bead and crimp. String quartz chips to the desired length. String a crimp bead and the other half of the clasp. Thread the wire back through the crimp bead and crimp. Trim excess wire. 5 String the pendant on the beaded strand. 62


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Blue Bell by Stephanie LaRosa

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1 String an antique copper ball end headpin with an 8x6mm Czech cobalt blue glass flower and a cobalt blue flower bead cap and make a wrapped loop. Repeat 20 more times. 2 Cut a length of satin copper beading wire and string a crimp bead and half of a copper magnetic clasp. Thread the wire back through the crimp bead and crimp. 3 String beads in the order shown or as desired, adding three beaded headpins between each white flower design ceramic tube. 4 String a crimp bead and the other half of the clasp. Thread the wire back through the crimp bead and the last few beads in the design and crimp. Trim excess wire. Cover the crimp beads with crimp covers. 65


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1 Connect a fancy twisted jumpring to one end of a watch face using a basic jumpring. Connect a frosted green Lucite leaf to the basic jumpring with another jumpring. String a headpin with a medium burgundy Lucite flower and make a wrapped loop, connecting it to the basic jumpring. 2 Cut a length of chain and connect one end of the chain to the other side of the watch face and connect a hook clasp to the other end. Note: The hook will attach to the fancy jumpring when wearing the bracelet. 3 Connect a variety of metal charms and frosted green leaves to the chain using jumprings. 4 String headpins with Lucite flowers and connect to the chain as desired using wrapped loops.

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Dulce de Leche by Molly Schaller

1 Cut five ¼” lengths of French wire and one ½” length. 2 String a big-eye needle with a 30” length of high performance bead cord and thread the ½” length of French wire onto the cord. Slide the wire to the centre of the cord and pass the cord through the largest loop of a wildflower pendant. Holding the two ends of the cord as one, with both of them threaded through the big-eye needle, string an 8mm Swarovski bronze crystal pearl. Slide the pearl down toward the French wire so that the wire makes a loop around the largest loop of the wildflower pendant. Tie a double knot in the doubled cord to secure the pearl. Add a drop of jewellery glue and trim the tail. String a 4mm silver round bead to cover the knot. 3 Pass both lengths of cord in the same direction through a 6mm pearl. Separate the cords and use a big-eye needle on each end. String a seed bead, a 3mm pearl, and a seed bead on each strand. Pass the needles in the opposite directions through the hole of a 4mm pearl. Pull the strand to tighten. String a seed bead, a 3mm pearl, and a seed bead onto each strand. 4 Repeat step 3 ten times. Thread both strands of the cord through a big-eye needle and string a 6mm pearl, a 4mm silver round, a 6mm pearl, a ¼” length of French wire, and the ring end of a Thai Karen Hill Tribe silver star rose clasp. Pass the needle back through a 6mm pearl and a 4mm silver round. Tie a double knot and apply a drop of jewellery glue. Let dry and trim excess cord. 5 Remove size 4 silk cord from the card and stretch it to remove the kinks. Make a knot at the end and string an 8mm pearl, a ¼” length of French wire, and the lower loop of the wildflower pendant, pulling the beads toward the knot but leaving a 2” tail. Pass the needle back through the 8mm pearl and make a double knot to secure the pearl in place with the French wire wrapped around the loop. Apply a drop of jewellery glue and trim the tail. String a 4mm silver round to cover the knot. String an 8mm pearl. 6 String a seed bead and an 8mm pearl. Repeat 35 more times. String a 4mm silver round, an 8mm pearl, a ¼” length of French wire and the opposite ring on the clasp. Pass the needle back through the 8mm pearl and the 4mm silver round. Tie a double knot and apply a drop of jewellery glue. Trim excess cord. 7 Make a knot at the end of the remaining silk cord and string a 6mm pearl, a ¼” length of French wire and the upper loop of the wildflower pendant, pulling the beads toward the knot but leaving a 2” tail. Pass the needle back through the 6mm pearl and tie a double knot to secure the pearl in place with the French wire wrapped around the loop. Apply a drop of jewellery glue and trim the tail. String a 4mm silver round to cover the knot. String a 6mm pearl. 8 String a seed bead and a 6mm pearl. Repeat 40 more times. String a 4mm silver round, a 6mm pearl, a ¼” length of French wire, and the same ring of the clasp used in step 6. Pass the needle back through the final 6mm pearl and 4mm silver round. Make a double knot and apply a drop of jewellery glue. Trim excess cord. 9 String a headpin with an 11x8mm Swarovski creamrose pearl teardrop and make a simple loop. 10 Open a 6mm jumpring and add a hammered twig, the creamrose pearl teardrop, and a hammered twig. Connect the jumpring to the lowest loop on the wildflower pendant so that it hangs below the wildflower. Close the jumpring. 69


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1 Cut a length of 22 gauge silver half hard wire and make a wrapped loop. String a silver flower and make a wrapped loop. 2 Cut a 4” length of beading wire and string a crimp bead and half of a toggle clasp. Thread the wire back through the crimp bead and crimp. String four 5mm green beads alternating with three daisy spacers. String a crimp bead and a 10mm closed jumpring. Thread the wire back through the crimp bead and crimp. Connect a tiny strawberry charm to the 10mm jumpring using a 4mm open jumpring. 3 Cut a three link length of chain and connect to the 10mm jumpring with a 4mm jumpring. 4 Cut a 4” length of beading wire and string the last link on the three link length of chain. Thread the wire back through the crimp bead and crimp. String a ladybird, a crimp bead, and a loop on the flower link created in step 1. Thread the wire back through the crimp bead and crimp. 5 Cut a 4” length of beading wire and string a crimp bead and the other side of the flower link. Thread the wire back through the crimp bead and crimp. String a silver spacer, nine 3mm red vintage beads, and a spacer. String a crimp bead and a 15mm silver ring. Thread the wire back through the crimp bead and crimp. Connect a tiny strawberry charm to the 15mm silver ring with a 4mm open jumpring. 6 Cut a 4” length of beading wire and string a crimp bead and the 15mm silver ring. Thread the wire back through the crimp bead and crimp. String a silver spacer, three 7mm clear crystals, and a silver spacer. String a crimp bead and the other half of the toggle clasp. Thread the wire back through the crimp bead and crimp. Trim excess wire.


Supplies May Flowers by Debra Wisinski

Blue Bell by Stephanie LaRosa

Beading wire 10 3mm sterling silver round seamless beads 17 6mm Swarovski white crystal bicones 12 6mm Swarovski emerald crystal bicones 12 4mm Swarovski emerald crystal bicones 12 5mm Swarovski light topaz crystal bicones 12 16.5mm green lampwork beads 12 14mm clear glass flower beads 12 8mm green glass flower beads 12 8mm white glass flower beads 12 green glass leaf beads 34 3.5mm bright sterling silver daisy spacers 12 3.5mm oxidised sterling silver daisy spacers Sterling silver box clasp 12 7mm sterling silver open jumprings 48 sterling silver headpins 2 crimp beads 2 crimp covers

Satin copper beading wire 2 wood tubes 21 8x6mm Czech cobalt blue glass flowers: Fire Mountain Gems 2 6mm opaque white glass beads: Fusionbeads.com 6 white flower design ceramic tubes 21 cobalt blue flower bead caps: Artfulmarket.com 2 copper flat spacers Copper magnetic clasp 21 antique copper ball end headpins: Yadanabeads.etsy.com 2 copper crimp beads 2 copper crimp covers

Amethyst Rose by Lynn Gonzalez 49 strand beading wire: Accu-Flex 20 & 24 gauge sterling silver wire Amethyst chevron beads Amethyst teardrop Quartz chips Sterling silver lobster claw clasp Vintage rose clip on earring: Recycled Sterling silver crimp beads All supplies, unless otherwise noted: Fire Mountain Gems

Another Time by Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp Chain: Metal Madness Watch face: Alicediy.etsy.com Medium burgundy Lucite flowers Frosted green Lucite leaves Small bell shaped Lucite flowers Hook clasp: Alicediy.etsy.com Fancy twisted jumprings: Fire Mountain Gems Basic jumprings: Beads ‘n Plenty More 24 gauge silver-plated headpins: Fire Mountain Gems Metal charms: Alicediy.etsy.com All supplies, unless otherwise noted: Bellasbeadsandmore.etsy.com Dulce de Leche by Molly Schaller 1 card size 4 silk cord with needle: Beadalon 30” high performance bead cord: Beadalon 1 ¾” French wire: Beadalon

28mm Thai Karen Hill Tribe silver wildflower pendant with three loops: Shiana.com 21mm Thai Karen Hill Tribe silver star rose clasp: Shiana.com 2 40mm Thai Karen Hill Tribe silver hammered twig charms: Shiana.com 39 8mm Swarovski bronze crystal pearls 57 6mm Swarovski bronze crystal pearls 11 4mm Swarovski bronze crystal pearls 44 3mm Swarovski bronze crystal pearls 11x8mm Swarovski creamrose crystal pearl teardrop 6 4mm sterling silver round beads 165 15/0 metallic eggplant round Japanese seed beads 6mm sterling silver jumpring 1” sterling silver headpin Jewellery glue: Beadalon All supplies, unless otherwise noted: Fusionbeads.com Ladybird by Leila Carras .019 beading wire: Soft Flex 22 gauge silver half hard wire 3 links 6mm silver chain (#NS19): Singarajaimports.com Silver flower (#B312): Singarajaimports.com 15mm silver ring: (#L12): Singarajaimports.com Ladybird: Leilamae.com 2 tiny strawberry charms: Leilamae.com 3 7mm clear crystals: Shipwreckbeads.com 9 3mm red vintage beads: Jackdewittphotography.com 4 5mm green beads Silver daisy flower spacer beads: Singarajaimports.com Sterling silver toggle clasp: Hipchickbeads.com 3 4mm open jumprings: Monsterslayer.com 10mm closed jumpring: Monsterslayer.com 8 crimp beads: Monsterslayer.com 71


lISA CroNe hAS BeeN making beaded jewellery for over 18 years and has recently published her first inspirational beading book entitled A Bead in Time. In her book, lisa takes us on her journey to create one-of-a-kind jewellery pieces from memories, vacations, elements in nature, and favourite artwork. we are excited to introduce you to lisa as she shares her step-by-step instructions on how to make a beautiful, wearable piece of jewellery that incorporates treasured memories.

INTroDuCTIoN By TATIA Meyer ArTICle By lISA CroNe

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SUPPLIES .015 silver-plated nylon coated beading wire: Beadalon 4 silver-plated chain links 7 20x20mm light aqua flat square glass beads: Bead Gallery 8 6mm Swarovski crystal bicones 3 4mm Swarovski crystal bicones Silver-plated lobster claw clasp 2 6mm silver-plated split rings: Beadalon 2� silver-plated headpin: Beadalon 2 silver-plated crimp tubes: Beadalon Inkjet Printable Fabric with sticker-backing: Printed Treasures by Milliken; Printedtreasures.com Digital photo that can be reduced to fit the size of your bead (14 photos cut to fit the beads) Mod Podge or diluted white glue wire cutters round nose pliers Crimping pliers

For more great ideas from lisa Crone, look for her book:

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I came across a quilt made by my Grandma Smith while looking through the back of a closet. I felt a little sad that it had been packed away for over 15 years. I had used it on and off from the time I received it as a child all the way through my years at college. My Grandma had severe arthritis, but was always working on a quilt or a crocheted afghan for her many children and grandchildren. I remember feeling special when she selected me back in the 1970’s as one of the grandkids to receive one of her beloved quilts. Making this quilt was not a simple task since Grandma did everything by hand. I remember my mum bringing Grandma fabric remnants from clothes Mum had made for us. I fondly recall a purple fabric with raised white velvet button designs that was used to make me a smock top. I enjoy thinking about the process behind the colour combinations and patterns my Grandma created and often wish I had the chance to see all of her work in one place. I decided it would be a fun project to figure out a way to represent the quilt in a piece of jewellery. After some trial and error with other methods, I found printable fabric with a sticky back. I knew immediately this would be a great way to showcase the patchwork squares on beads. It started with taking photos of the quilt, then shrinking the squares to bead-size. The fabric patterns don’t come across that clearly, but the colour combinations are loud and clear. how unique! when I told Mum about it she was very excited, especially since she hadn’t seen the quilt for years.

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1 Take a photo or locate existing photos, of a special quilt, or other item you would like to incorporate into your wearable photo album. 2 upload or scan photo(s) and size to fit the beads. 3 Print photos onto sticky-backed fabric. Cut out each photo and adhere to the surface of 14 20x20mm square glass beads. 4 layer several coats of Mod Podge or craft varnish over each bead with drying time in between, following product instructions. 5 Cut a 10� length of beading wire. String a crimp tube and a lobster claw clasp. Thread the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp. 6 String 4mm and 6mm Swarovski crystal bicones followed by a glass bead and 6mm bicone. Continue adding remaining five glass beads with 6mm bicones between each. String a 4mm bicone, a crimp tube, and a split ring. Thread the wire back through the crimp tube and the last few beads in the design and crimp. Trim excess wire. 7 String a headpin with a 4mm Swarovski crystal bicone, a glass bead, and a 6mm bicone and make a simple loop, connecting it to the end of a four link length of chain. using a split ring, connect the other end of the chain to the split ring added in step 6.

This project has taken my family down memory lane with fond thoughts and a new appreciation of Grandma’s talents and giving nature. A real joy! It can easily be converted to showcase a variety of artwork, photos, or handiwork that loved ones are proud of and want to carry on their wrist for all to see!

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Brass Buttons by Patti Clark

1 Cut a 12� length of beading wire and string a 2mm crimp bead and a jumpring. Thread the wire back through the crimp bead and crimp. 2 String a 4mm antique brass bead, eight black rondelles, four 4mm antique brass beads, and a brass button. 3 String three 4mm antique brass beads and a button. Repeat three times, overlapping the buttons. 4 String four 4mm antique brass beads, eight black rondelles, and a 4mm brass bead. 5 String a crimp bead and a jumpring. Thread the wire back through the crimp bead and the 4mm brass bead and crimp. Trim excess wire. 6 Cut two 11 link lengths of 14x6mm antique brass rectangle chain. Connect one end of the two chains to the ends of the beaded strand using jumprings. 7 Cut two 5� lengths of 4x6mm antique brass oval chain. Open one link on each end and connect to the first link of both rectangle chains. Attach the other ends to the jumprings on the beaded strand. 8 Connect a 12x7mm antique brass-plated trigger clasp to one end of the necklace. 83


Signature Design by Jeannie Dukic

1 Cut a 6� length of brown leather cord and fold one end over a wood ring to create a loop and wrap the end with a length of 24 gauge wire. Repeat on the other end of the leather, connecting the cord to a silver jumpring with an extender chain. 2 Cut a 20� length of beading wire and string two crimp beads and 14-16 silver seed beads and the wood ring. Thread the wire back through the crimp beads and crimp. 3 String beads, chips, and spacers in the pattern shown or as desired until the desired length is achieved. 4 String two crimp beads and a lobster claw clasp. Thread the wire back through the crimp beads and the last few beads in the design and crimp. Trim excess wire. 5 Connect a 12-15mm round charm to the centre of the design using jumprings. 6 String a headpin with a 20-22mm amethyst Lucite teardrop and make a simple loop. Connect to the centre of the design using a jumpring. 7 Cut a length of 24 gauge sterling silver wire and string an 8mm turquoise coloured teardrop, positioning it in the centre of the wire. Bend the wires above the teardrop and wrap one wire around the other. Trim the shorter wire. Make a wrapped loop, connecting it to the simple loop on the amethyst Lucite teardrop.

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Seamus by Yvonne Irvin

1 Cut two 11” lengths of black & kiwi chain. Connect a few 7.25mm o-rings to each set of chain. Make ten dangles with the Greek ceramic discs (save five Greek ceramic discs to be used later), 15mm o-rings, plastic vintage hoops & rings, and 13 & 20mm anodised jumprings. Connect in a random fashion on both sides of the chain (five on each side). Connect half of a hook & eye clasp to each end of the necklace using a 9mm jumpring with a 6mm o-ring. 2 Cut a length of beading wire and string a crimp bead, five 6/0 seed beads, and six 8/0 seed beads, alternating to form a loop. String the top hole of a funky face focal in the centre of the loop. Thread the wire back through the crimp bead and crimp. String a ¾” hand painted wooden bead, a 6mm o-ring, a 1½” resin hoop, a 6mm o-ring, a 1” hand painted wooden bead, a 6mm o-ring, and the top of the resin hoop. String a 6mm o-ring, an inlaid resin square, a crimp bead, five 6/0 seed beads, and six 8/0 seed beads. Thread the wire back through the crimp bead and crimp. Cover the crimp bead with rubber o-rings. Connect to the chain with a 13mm jumpring and a few o-rings. Make a dangle with Greek ceramic disc, o-rings, and a 13mm jumpring connected to the loop under the hand painted wood beads. 3 Cut a 3” length of black & kiwi chains and string a 1” hand painted bead in the centre. Using 6mm jumprings, connect four 8mm MyELEMENTS circles to each side with various 6/0 seed beads and 6mm o-rings. Connect to the bottom of the funky face focal with 9mm jumprings. 4 Using memory wire and flexible bugle beads, make two arcs adding Greek ceramic discs and 6mm o-rings. Finish both arcs with a seed bead and loops at each end. Make six chain dangles using remaining lengths of black & kiwi chain and attach an 8mm MyELEMENTS circle to each chain. Using a 6mm jumpring, add all those pieces to a 9mm jumpring, attaching both arcs in the centre. Attach the bottom of an arc to the top of the funky face focal using a 9mm jumpring. Attach the other arc to the chain using two 6mm jumprings. Add one 10mm MyELEMENTS circle to the bottom of the top arc with a 6mm jumpring. Attach MyELEMENTS hour glass and a 13mm MyELEMENTS circle to top of arc. 87


Osaka by Erin Strother

1 Cut a 3” length of 18 gauge bronze craft wire and form a simple loop. String a 5mm copper round, a 40mm wood tube, and a 5mm copper round and form a simple loop. 2 Cut an 8” length of 24 gauge bronze craft wire and form a wrapped loop. Holding the loop at the bottom in the middle of the wood tube, wrap the wire around the tube six times. Wrap the wire around the wrapped loop several times to secure. Trim excess wire. 3 Repeat step 2 on the left side and on the right side of the tube. Set tube aside. 4 Cut a 6” length of 24 gauge wire and string an 8mm black lava round, positioning it in the centre of the wire. Bring both sides of the wire above the bead and create a wrapped loop, wrapping the excess wire down around the top of the bead creating a wire bead cap. Repeat. Repeat and set aside. 5 Cut a 6” length of 24 gauge wire and make a wrapped loop. String a champagne pearl and wrap the wire around the pearl three times ending at the wrapped loop. Wrap the excess wire around the wrapped loop several times to secure and trim excess wire. 6 Cut a 10” length of 24 gauge wire and make a wrapped loop. String one side of a wood ring and wrap the wire around the ring eight or nine times. String the pearl created in step 5 and position it in the centre of the wood ring. Wrap the remaining wire around the wrapped loop several times to secure. Trim excess wire. 7 String a headpin through the inside hole on the other side of the wood ring and make a wrapped loop. String a headpin with a seed bead, a 12mm olive jade square, and a seed bead and make a simple loop, connecting it to the wrapped loop at the bottom of the wood ring. Set aside. 8 Open a 12mm jumpring and attach it to the wrapped loop on the left side of the wood tube. Before closing the ring, string two rubber o-rings and a lava dangle created in step 4. Repeat on the right side of the wood tube. Open another 12mm jumpring and string it through the rubber rings on the left jumprings, the wrapped loop in the middle of the wood tube, and the rubber rings on the right jumpring. String the wood ring pendant created in steps 6 and 7 and close the jumpring. 9 Cut a 1 ½” length of 24 gauge wire and make a wrapped loop. String a champagne pearl and make a wrapped loop. Repeat, connecting the second wrapped loop to the first pearl link. 10 Cut a 2” length of 24 gauge wire and form a wrapped loop. String a seed bead, a jade square, a lava round, and a seed bead and make a wrapped loop. Connect to the pearl link using a 6mm jumpring. 11 Cut a 1 ½” length of 24 gauge wire and form a wrapped loop. String a champagne pearl and make a wrapped loop. Connect to the lava and jade link using a 6mm jumpring. 12 Cut a 5 ½” length of cable chain and connect it to the last pearl link. 13 Repeat steps 9-12 to finish the other half of the necklace. 14 Connect a clasp to one end of the chain using a 4mm jumpring. 88


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Carrie Benvenuti made this beautiful focal pendant using a ceramic “Picasso� face created by Dana Flemming. These instructions are for the necklace assembly. Detailed instructions from Carrie to create a similar pendant and handmade toggle clasp can be found on our blog at www. northridgemedia.net/blogs/beadtrends.

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Route 66 by Carrie Benvenuti

1 Cut a 24” length of beading wire. String a crimp bead, a wire guard, and half of a handmade PMC toggle clasp. Thread the wire back through the crimp bead and crimp. Cover the crimp bead with a crimp cover. 2 String three 4mm sterling silver round beads. 3 String a 10x14mm sterling silver pyramid bead and a 4mm sterling silver round bead. Repeat two more times. 4 String a diamond shaped black onyx bead, a 4mm sterling silver round bead, a 10x14mm pyramid bead, and a 4mm sterling silver round bead. Repeat four more times. 5 String four 4mm sterling silver round beads and a handmade Art Deco “Picasso” face focal pendant, positioning it over the 4mm beads. 6 String remainder of the design mirroring the pattern from the first half of the necklace. 7 String a crimp bead and the other half of the toggle clasp. Thread the wire back through the crimp bead and crimp. Cover the crimp bead with a crimp cover and trim excess wire.

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Copper Bangles by Ileana Rojas-Bennett

1 Cut a 4” length of copper chain. 2 String a headpin with a black onyx flute and make a wrapped loop, connecting it to the end of the chain. 3 Cut a length of 22 gauge copper wire and make a wrapped loop. String a 16x12mm black onyx faceted lentil and make a wrapped loop. Repeat five times. 4 Connect five of the black onyx faceted lentil links to 1 and 1 ½” copper discs with the centre punched out using 6mm and 8mm copper jumprings as shown. Note: The centre of the necklace has three copper discs with the 1 ½” disc in the centre. Connect the 4” length of copper chain to one end of the necklace and an S hook clasp to the other end using jumprings. 5 Using a 6mm copper jumpring, connect an onyx lentil to the copper disc at the centre of the design. 6 Using an 8mm copper jumpring, connect a double-drilled copper disc, two top-drilled copper discs, a 1½” top drilled copper disc, a brass nickel ring, a 1” diameter open centre copper disc, and a large copper triple ring. 7 Connect the last onyx lentil to the bottom hole of the double-drilled copper disc using a 6mm jumpring. 8 Connect an open centre copper disc and a black nickel textured ring to the wrapped loop on the other end of the onyx lentil using a 6mm copper jumpring. 92


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W is for Wonderful by Tish McDermott

1 Cut a 4� length of brass wire and make a wrapped loop. String a 4mm copper daisy spacer, a 4mm garnet round, a daisy spacer, a 30x20mm green garnet oval, a daisy spacer, a garnet round, and a daisy spacer and make a wrapped loop and set aside. 2 Cut a 1 ½� length of brass wire and make a wrapped loop. String a 4mm copper daisy spacer, a 4mm garnet round, and a daisy spacer and make a wrapped loop. Repeat two more times. 3 String a headpin with a daisy spacer and a garnet round and make a wrapped loop. Repeat. 4 Separate three 3 link sections of chain and three 8 link sections of chain. Set aside. 5 Pry open the last link of a 3 link chain section and attach it to one side of the wire wrapped loop of the garnet charm. Pry open the last link of an 8 link chain section and attach it to the other side of the garnet charm. Repeat two more times to make three sections of chain. 6 Pry open the last link of each of the three chain pieces and connect them to one side of the green garnet focal created in step 1. Repeat on the other side of the chain, connecting the chains to the ring end of a toggle clasp. 7 Connect the chain end of a swivel clasp with a jumpring to the bar end of the toggle clasp. 8 Open the swivel clasp and connect a garnet headpin created in step 3, the green garnet focal, and the second garnet headpin created in step 3. Close the clasp. Connect a jumpring to a peace sign and a key and then attach them to the swivel clasp between the garnet charms. Using a jumpring, connect a muse token to a jumpring that holds the swivel clasp to the clasp chain.

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Supplies Brass Buttons by Patti Clark 19 strand .015 bronze beading wire: Beadalon 10” 4x6mm antique brass oval chain 22 links 14x6mm antique brass rectangle chain 5 ¾” antique brass buttons with shank: Woolrich 22 4mm antique brass round beads: Ornamentea.com 16 8mm black rondelles 12x7mm antique brass-plated trigger clasp: Artbeads.com 4 7.3mm brass jumprings: Vintaj 2mm brass round crimp beads: AC Moore Signature Design by Jeannie Dukic .018 beading wire: Beadalon 24 gauge sterling silver wire 6” brown leather cord: Leather Cord USA Bali silver beads: Dava Bead 20mm wood ring: Fire Mountain Gems 4 & 6mm wood beads: Fire Mountain Gems 10 6mm double cone beads 2 amethyst nuggets 2 10mm faceted Czech cobalt glass beads Green twisted glass bead Lime coloured glass rondelle Coral chips: Fire Mountain Gems 24-36 silver seed beads 20-22mm amethyst Lucite teardrop beads: Beadinpath.com 8mm turquoise coloured teardrop 4mm etched spacer beads: Artbeads.com Silver lobster claw clasp: Artbeads.com Silver jumpring with extender chain Jumprings Headpin 4 crimp beads 12-15mm round charm Seamus by Yvonne Irvin .18 beading wire Bracelet sized memory wire 26” black & kiwi enamel chain Funky Face focal: Myelements.etsy.com 3 1” Greek ceramic cheerios 10 5/8” Greek ceramic discs 1 ½” resin hoop 1 1/8” inlaid resin square 12 8/0 seed beads 18 6/0 seed beads ¾”-1” vintage hoops & rings

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2 1” hand painted wooden beads: Myelements.etsy.com ¾” hand painted wooden beads: Myelements.etsy.com 15 8-10mm circles: Myelements.etsy.com Hour glass: Myelements.etsy.com 13mm two hole circle: Myelements.etsy.com 10mm two hole circle: Myelements.etsy.com 2” & 3” Flexible bugle beads 20 6mm rubber o-rings (tangerine, black, sky, retro): Myelements.etsy.com 20 7.25mm rubber o-rings (tangerine, grass, sky, retro): Myelements.etsy.com 3 15mm rubber retro o-rings: Myelements.etsy.com Hook & eye clasp 2 20 gauge 6mm black jumprings 10 20 gauge 6mm yellow jumprings 3 18 gauge 9mm black jumprings 10 18 gauge 9mm yellow jumprings 6 18 gauge 9mm orange jumprings 3 16 gauge 13mm yellow jumprings 5 16 gauge 13mm orange jumprings 2 20mm jumprings (yellow & orange) 2 Twisted Tornado crimp beads Osaka by Erin Strother 18 & 24 gauge bronze craft wire: Shipwreckbeads.com 11” 10x5mm unsoldered antique brass cable chain 40mm wood or bamboo tube: Inkstainedroni.etsy.com 30mm wood ring 3 12mm olive jade squares: Fire Mountain Gems 4 8mm black lava rounds: Fire Mountain Gems 7 8mm champagne pearls: Fire Mountain Gems 6 11/0 metallic bronze seed beads: Fire Mountain Gems 2 5mm antique copper rounds: Shipwreckbeads.com 4 5mm black rubber o-rings: Fire Mountain Gems Antique brass clasp 3 12mm brass jumprings: Theringlord.com 4 6mm brass jumprings: Theringlord.com 4mm brass jumpring: Theringlord.com 2 antique brass headpins: Shipwreckbeads.com Route 66 by Carrie Benvenuti 7 strand .024 beading wire: Beadalon Handmade Art Deco “Picasso” face focal pendant: Carrie Benvenuti, Dana Flemming

16 10x14mm sterling silver pyramid beads 36 4mm sterling silver round beads 10 26mm diamond shaped black onyx beads Handmade PMC toggle clasp: Carrie Benvenuti 2 crimp beads 2 crimp covers 2 wire guards Copper Bangles by Ileana Rojas-Bennett 2’ 22 gauge copper wire 4” copper chain: Plaid Forge #95628 Brass nickel ring: Plaid Forge #95533 Black nickel textured ring Copper scratched triple rings: Plaid Forge #95527 18 gauge copper discs: Rio Grande 2 2” copper discs with centre punched out: Rio Grande 2” top and bottom drilled copper disc: Rio Grande 2 1 ½” copper discs with centre punched out: Rio Grande 1 ½” top-drilled copper disc: Rio Grande 5 1” copper discs with centre punched out: Rio Grande 1” top-drilled copper disc: Rio Grande 6 16x12mm black onyx faceted lentils: Rio Grande Faceted black onyx flute: Rio Grande Copper coiled S hook clasp: Plaid Forge #95564 3 8mm copper jumprings: Plaid Forge #95604 9 6mm copper jumprings: Plaid Forge #95603 W is for Wonderful by Tish McDermott 8 ½” 24 gauge brass wire: Jewellery Essentials 4 ½” 5x3mm antique brass steel cable chain: Fire Mountain Gems Tim Holtz Ideaology muse tokens: Rings-things.com Brass stamped peace sign: Agrainofsand.com Sterling key: Rings-things.com 7 4mm garnet rounds: Harry and Vanessa’s Treasures 30x20mm green garnet puffed oval 12 4mm copper daisy spacers: Cherrytreebeads.com Antique copper-plated toggle clasp: Artbeads.com Tim Holtz Ideaology swivel clasp: Rings-things.com 4 5mm antique copper jumprings: Rings-things.com 2 1 ½” brass look headpins: Blue Moon


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Many of this seasons designer collections have a really romantic theme and feature soft pastels colours - vintage rose, neutral shades, soft yellow tones and light blues. This pretty charm bracelet is the perfect way to add a touch of fairytale charm to your romantic look this summer 1 Begin by threading all of the beads onto the headpins in the pattern shown 2 Attach the beads and headpins to the charm bracelet by using your round nose pliers to create wire wrapped loops, snip off any excess wire with your side cutters and flatten down any sharp edges using your snipe nose pliers

Sugar & Spice MATERIALS REqUIRED: 1 x Antique Copper Charm Bracelet 10 x Vintage Rose Millefoire Round Beads 11 x Vintage Rose Spotty Cube Beads 11 x Crystal 6mm Xillion Beads 32 x 4mm Antique Copper Round Beads 32 x Antique Copper Headpins TOOLS REqUIRED: Round Nose Pliers, Snipe Nose Pliers, Side Cutters

For instructions on making a wire wrapped loop visit www.spoiltrottenbeads.com and take a look at their free beading videos which you can view online

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Loved Always by Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp

1 Working directly off of a spool of 20 gauge stainless steel wire, string a bead cap, a turquoise bead, and a bead cap and make a wrapped loop, connecting it to one half of an angel heart toggle clasp. Cut the wire from the spool and make a wrapped loop. 2 Repeat step 1, connecting the first wrapped loop to the last wrapped loop from the previous step. 3 Repeat step 2, adding beads and bead caps in the pattern shown or as desired until the design reaches the desired length. 4 Connect the last wrapped loop to the other half of the toggle clasp.

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Southwest Blessing by Wendy Emerson 1 Cut a length of 18 gauge bronze wire and make a wrapped loop. String a magnesite slab and make a wrapped loop. Set aside. 2 String a headpin with a turquoise nugget and a 12mm bead cap and make a wrapped loop. 3 Repeat step 2 using a 15mm magnesite round and a 16mm bead cap, a 15x12mm magnesite cross, and a 17x12mm turquoise Zuni-style bear. 4 Flatten a 16mm bead cap and centre over a 15mm jumpring and bend the tips over to secure. Note: If the bead cap is centreed there should be four openings. Attach a 7.25mm jumpring to each of the top two openings. Using four links of 4x7mm ornate chain, attach one side of the slab from step 1 to one of the jumprings. Repeat for the other side. Connect a 12x12mm promise connector to the same jumprings. 5 Attach two 7.25mm jumprings to the two bottom openings on the filigree piece made in step 4. Using 4.75mm jumprings and varying lengths of chain, attach the beaded headpins created in steps 2-3. 6 Connect a 48� length of chain to the other end of the promise connector using two 4.75mm jumprings.

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River of Turquoise by Melody Fletcher

1 Cut a 7” length of 2-3mm sterling silver round link cable chain. 2 Hand select approximately 100 turquoise beads to wire to the chain. Note: Example design used two specific shapes and at least three sizes to create a “river” effect. 3 String a handmade ball end headpin with a turquoise bead and make a wrapped loop, connecting it to a link in the chain. Continue wrapping the wire down the top of the bead creating a spiral cap on top of the bead. Repeat, adding two more beads to the link in the chain. Repeat with each link in the chain or to desired fullness. 4 Connect one half of a handmade S hook clasp to each end of the chain.

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Desert Stained by Natalie Goward

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1 String a headpin with a turquoise briolette and create a wrapped loop after cutting off the head of the headpin. String a length of beading wire with 9” of a symmetrical pattern of beads, adding the wrapped briolette at the centre of the design. At the ends of the design, string a crimp bead and thread the wire back through the crimp bead and crimp, leaving a loop of wire at either end. Cover the crimp beads with crimp covers. Set aside. 2 String three matching sets of beads onto eyepins and finish with simple loops. String one eyepin with three beads and make a simple loop. Connect the eyepins together with jumprings or by opening the eyepin. Connect two oval chain links into the design symmetrically. 3 Cut a 6 ½” length of textured chain. 4 Open two large oval chain links and string one of them with the beaded strand loop from step 1, the last eyepin in the strand from step 2, and the end link of chain from step 3. Repeat in reverse for the other open oval chain link. Close one of the oval links. 5 Cut a 9 ½” length of curb chain and string one end onto the open oval link from step 4. Close the oval link. On the other end of the curb chain connect the bar end of a toggle clasp using a jumpring.


Supplies Loved Always by Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp

River of Turquoise by Melody Fletcher

20 gauge stainless steel wire: Beads n’ Plenty More Faceted turquoise beads: Alicediy.etsy.com Pewter beads: Beadazzled Flower bead caps: Alicediy.etsy.com Angel heart toggle clasp

2-3mm sterling silver round link cable chain Oval & round turquoise beads 16 gauge handmade S hook clasp: Melody Fletcher 3” 20 gauge handmade ball end headpins: Melody Fletcher

Southwest Blessing by Wendy Emerson

Desert Stained by Natalie Goward Beading wire: Accuflex 9 ½” antique gold curb chain 6 ½” antique gold textured chain 4 large oval chain links 4 4mm antique gold rounds Faceted turquoise briolette 8mm stone & agate beads 8 5mm fire agate beads 8mm moss agate bead 2 10mm bamboo agate beads 2 large oval beads 2 8mm pearls 2 6mm pearls 6/0 seed beads 8/0 seed beads Bar end of toggle clasp Jumprings Headpin 7 eyepins Crimp beads Crimp bead covers

40” 4x7mm ornate chain 18 gauge bronze wire 55x35mm top-drilled free form magnesite slab: Alouetteonline.com 15mm magnesite round: Fire Mountain Gems 15x12mm magnesite cross: Alouetteonline.com 20x14mm turquoise nugget: Alouetteonline.com 17x12mm turquoise Zuni-style bear: Fire Mountain Gems 12x12mm promise connector 12mm brass filigree bead cap 2 16mm brass filigree bead caps 15mm brass jumpring 4 7.25mm brass jumprings 6 4.75mm brass jumprings 4 2” brass headpins All supplies, unless otherwise noted: Vintaj

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Gwyneth by Brenda Smith 1 Cut a length of 22 gauge copper wire and make a simple loop. String a gold-plated seed bead, a gold lined seed bead, a copper melon bead, a red seed bead, and a gold-plated seed bead and make a simple loop. Repeat. 2 Repeat step 1 using a gold-plated seed bead, a metallic gold seed bead, a black with copper cathedral bead, a ruby crystal bicone, and a small gold-plated seed bead. Repeat. 3 Repeat step 1 using a gold-plated seed bead, an antique gold flower bead cap, a gold with gold cathedral bead, a metallic purple seed bead, and a gold-plated seed bead. 4 Repeat step 1 using a matte gold seed bead, an antique copper bead cap, an 8mm topaz with gold round glass bead, a metallic red seed bead, and a gold-plated seed bead. 5 Cut a length of 22 gauge copper wire and make a simple loop. String a matte gold bead, an antique copper bead cap, a lampwork focal, a copper bead cap, and a matte gold bead and make a simple loop. 6 Connect all of the beaded links created in steps 1-5 using 5mm antique brass jumprings or open chain links. Connect three beaded links on each side of the lampwork focal link. 7 Cut two 3 ½� lengths of antique brass chain. Note: The chain will be longer than the beaded link sections to allow the chain to droop under each link. 8 Beginning with the beaded link closest to the focal, attach the end of the chain to the jumpring. Connect the other end of the chain and attach it to the loop on the last beaded link. Repeat on the other side of the bracelet. Connect the chain under each beaded link where each of the links are joined. 9 Connect an antique brass lobster claw clasp to one end of the bracelet. Connect 2-3 small jumprings on the other end. 10 String a copper headpin with an antique copper flower bead cap, a gold with gold cathedral bead, a metallic purple seed bead, and a gold-plated seed bead and make a simple loop. Connect to the last jumpring on the end of the bracelet. 107


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Apple Mango Tango by Kristen Latimer

1 String a headpin with a 4mm Swarovski crystal bicone and make a wrapped loop. Using round nose pliers wrap the excess wire in a coil. Repeat 27 times. 2 String a headpin with a 6mm Swarovski crystal bicone and make a wrapped loop. Using round nose pliers wrap the excess wire in a coil. Repeat six times. 3 String a headpin with a 4mm Swarovski crystal bicone, an antique silver spiral bead, and a 4mm crystal bicone and make a wrapped loop. Using round nose pliers wrap the excess wire in a coil. Repeat three times. 4 String a headpin with a 4mm Swarovski crystal bicone, a lampwork bead, and a 4mm crystal bicone and make a wrapped loop. Using round nose pliers wrap the excess wire in a coil. Repeat 12 times. 5 Open an 8mm jumpring and add a 6mm crystal charm, four 4mm crystal charms (one of each colour), two lampwork charms, and a spiral bead charm. Repeat six more times. Note: Only add spiral charms to four of the seven jumprings. 6 Cut a 10” length of beading wire. 7 String a crimp tube and the ring end of a toggle clasp. Thread the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp. Cover the crimp tube with a crimp cover. 8 String remaining crystals, lampwork beads, and spacer beads in a random pattern spacing the lampwork beads approximately ½” apart. Add the charm clusters between the lampwork beads to make the bracelet look full. 9 Repeat step 7 using the other half of the clasp. Trim excess wire. 109


This lovely sentimental design was created as a gift for Paula’s daughter. It is made from a variety of charms recycled from old pieces of jewellery given to her over the years from her friends.

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Charming Child - Matilda by Paula Corley

1 Cut a 14� length of beading wire. String the ring end of a toggle clasp, positioning it in the centre of the wire. Holding the wires together, string three crimp beads and crimp. Cover the crimp beads with crimp covers. 2 String beads in the order shown or as desired. Cut a 3� length of silver link chain. String three crimp beads and the first link in the chain. Thread the wires back through the crimp beads and crimp. Cover the crimp beads with crimp covers. 3 Connect the bar end of the toggle clasp to the end of the silver link chain. 4 String a headpin with desired beads and make a wrapped loop, connecting it to a link in the chain. Repeat, adding a variety of beaded headpins to the links along the chain. Connect charms to the links in the chain using jumprings.

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Vintage Pink by Debra Wisinski

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EARRINGS 1 String a headpin with a Bali bead cap, an 8mm Czech faceted round bead, a Bali bead cap, and a 3mm sterling silver smooth round bead and make a wrapped loop. Connect to the eye of an eyepin. 2 String the eyepin with a 5mm sterling silver smooth round bead, a flower bead cap, a lampwork bead, a flower bead cap, and a 6x3mm Bali bead cap and make a wrapped loop, connecting it to a sterling silver flower earwire. NECKLACE 1 Cut two 8� lengths of sterling silver chain. 2 Cut a 6� length of sterling silver round wire and make a wrapped loop. Bend the wire into a curve. 3 String beads in the pattern shown or as desired and make a wrapped loop. 4 Connect each end of the beaded wire to a cut length of chain using 4mm jumprings. 5 Connect a lobster claw clasp to the chain on one end of the necklace with a 4mm jumpring and connect a 5mm jumpring to the chain on the other end of the necklace.

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Vintage Pink by Debra Wisinski

BRACELET 1 String a headpin with a 7x3mm bead cap, an 8mm Czech faceted round bead, a 7x3mm bead cap, and a 5mm sterling silver smooth round bead and make a wrapped loop. 2 Cut a 10� length of beading wire. 3 String a crimp bead and the ring end of a toggle clasp. Thread the wire back through the crimp bead and crimp. 4 String beads in the pattern shown or as desired. 5 Repeat step 3 using a split ring. Connect the beaded headpin from step 1 and the other half of the toggle clasp to the split ring. 6 Cover the crimp beads with crimp covers.

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Cherry Blossom Earrings by Barbara Polinsky

“I love asymmetry in jewellery. Feel free to allow each earring to be quietly unique from each other.” – Barbara

1 Oxidise sterling silver twig branches, headpins, and earwires by placing them in a solution of warm water and liver of sulfur. Remove when blackened, usually about ten minutes. Rinse with cool water and allow to dry on a paper towel. 2 Gently rub blackened earring components with fine steel wool. This will remove the black on the surface, creating wonderful detail from the natural pattern of the bark design on the twig branches. 3 Embellish with bead dangles. To achieve the cherry blossom effect, string a headpin with a tiny garnet round and a keshi pearl. Make a wrapped loop and connect to the earring as shown or as desired. Repeat. 4 String a headpin with a carnelian round or peridot bead. Make a wrapped loop, connecting it to the earring as shown or as desired. Make about eight dangles for each earring.

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Waterfall by Wendy Emerson

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1 Using 14 gauge sterling silver dead soft wire and the largest area of round nose pliers, form six large jumprings. Cut, file, and texturise each jumpring with a chasing hammer and set aside. 2 Working from a spool of 14 gauge wire to minimise waste, form a hook closure. Texturise with a chasing hammer and set aside. 3 String a headpin with a 10mm Bali style silver round bead and make a wrapped loop, connecting it to a 5mm sterling silver closed jumpring. Repeat using a 12x9mm smoke faceted cosmic crystal rondelle and connecting it to the same 5mm closed jumpring. 4 Repeat step 3. 5 String a headpin with a 10x8mm dark indigo faceted polished crystal rondelle and make a wrapped loop, connecting it to a 5mm sterling silver closed jumpring. Repeat using a 6x4mm Caribbean blue faceted polished crystal rondelle, a 12x8mm aquamarine faceted polished crystal rondelle, and a Caribbean blue rondelle and connecting it to the same 5mm closed jumpring. 6 Repeat step 5. 7 String a headpin with a 10x8mm dark indigo faceted polished crystal and make a wrapped loop. 8 Repeat step 7 with a 6x4mm Caribbean blue faceted polished crystal rondelle, an aquamarine rondelle, and a Caribbean blue rondelle. 9 Repeat step 7 with a 3mm silver round, a 10x10mm diagonal-drilled apatite square, and a 3mm silver round. 10 Repeat step 7 with a 3mm silver round, a daisy spacer, a 9x8mm Thai Hill Tribe sterling silver puff rectangle, a daisy spacer, and a 3mm sterling silver round. 11 Using 20 gauge sterling silver wire and working from the spool, wire wrap a 13x13mm mint blue faceted chalcedony briolette. 12 Using 16 gauge wire form a spiral charm with a simple loop at the top. Texturise with a chasing hammer and set aside. 13 Cut an 8� length of beading wire and string a crimp tube, a 5mm sterling silver round, and a wire guard. Thread the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp. Trim excess wire and cover with a crimp cover. 14 String a 5mm sterling silver round, a Caribbean blue rondelle, an aquamarine rondelle, a Caribbean blue rondelle, a jumpring charm from step 3, and a jumpring charm from step 5. String a 16mm Bali style silver round bead. String the remaining two jumpring charms. 15 String the remaining beads in the pattern shown or as desired adding two 20x15mm labradorite rondelles. String a 5mm silver round, a crimp tube, a 5mm silver round, and a wire guard. Thread the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp. Trim excess wire and cover with a crimp cover. 16 Connect a handmade jumpring from step 1 and the hook clasp from step 2 to one end of the design. Using a jumpring, connect the apatite square from step 9 and the Thai Hill Tribe sterling silver puff from step 10. 17 Connect the remaining jumprings from step 1 to the other end of the bracelet and connect the remaining beaded headpins to the last jumpring using the spiral charm created in step 12.


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Waterfall by Wendy Emerson

EARRINGS Use 20 gauge sterling silver wire to form earwires. Use 20 gauge sterling silver wire and wire wrap a 13x13mm mint blue faceted chalcedony briolette and using a jumpring connect it to the earwire as shown.

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Supplies Gwyneth by Brenda Smith 22 gauge copper round wire: Rings-things.com Antique brass chain: Rings-things.com Lampwork focal: Derandadesigns.etsy.com Copper melon with collar beads: Rings-things.com Vintage matte gold metal beads 4mm Swarovski ruby crystal bicones: Artbeads.com 8mm topaz with gold round glass beads: Rings-things.com 6mm Czech faceted black with copper cathedral beads: Blue Moon 6mm Czech faceted gold with gold cathedral beads: Blue Moon Seed beads (red, matte gold, metallic purple, metallic red, gold-lined) Gold-plated seed beads Antique gold flower bead caps Antique copper bead caps: Thebeadyeye.etsy.com Antique brass lobster claw clasp: Jwlrysupply.etsy.com 5mm antique brass jumprings: Yadanabeads.etsy.com 20 gauge copper headpin: Queenb.etsy.com Apple Mango Tango by Kristen Latimer 19 strand beading wire: Beadalon 4 antique silver spiral beads: Beadecked Bead Shop 23 4mm Swarovski Indian red crystal bicones 4 6mm Swarovski Indian red crystal bicones 13 4mm Swarovski light Colourado topaz crystal bicones 4 6mm Swarovski light Colourado topaz crystal bicones 14 4mm Swarovski sand opal crystal bicones 5 6mm Swarovski sand opal crystal bicones 16 4mm Swarovski copper crystal bicones 2 6mm Swarovski copper crystal bicones 25 artisan lampwork beads: Littlecrowglass.com 8 small Mykonos Greek silver spacers: Lindenavenuedesigns.etsy.com 12 4mm small beaded spacers Bali silver toggle clasp: Expousainc.com 7 8mm silver jumprings: Beadecked Bead Shop 51 2” 21 gauge sterling silver headpins: Beadecked Bead Shop 2 2x3mm sterling silver crimp tubes 2 4mm crimp covers: Beadecked Bead Shop All supplies, unless otherwise noted: Artbeads.com

Charming Child Matilda by Paula Corley Medium beading wire: Soft Flex Silver link chain: Horizon Light blue round beads: Bead Gallery Vintage rose glass round beads Silver-plated spacer beads: Beadalon Silver bead caps: CGM Bead caps: CGM Antique silver rope twist toggle clasp: Horizon 6mm silver jumprings: Darice 2” silver headpins: Crafting Expressions Crimp beads: Beadalon Crimp covers: Beadalon Variety of recycled charms Vintage Pink by Debra Wisinski Beading wire Sterling silver chain Sterling silver round wire 20mm lampwork floral focal: Bitsandbaubles 13mm lampwork round beads 8mm Czech faceted round beads 3 & 5mm smooth round sterling silver beads 8mm sterling silver smooth saucer beads 12x3mm Bali sterling silver flower bead caps 7x3mm Bali sterling silver bead caps 6x3mm Bali sterling silver bead caps Sterling silver toggle clasp Sterling silver lobster claw clasp Sterling silver flower earwires 4 & 5mm sterling silver open jumprings Sterling silver split ring Sterling silver headpins Sterling silver eyepins Sterling silver crimp bead Sterling silver crimp covers

Sterling silver twig branches with jumprings: Barbara Polinsky Liver of sulfur Fine steel wool Waterfall by Wendy Emerson 49 strand .019 beading wire: Soft Flex 14 & 16 gauge sterling silver dead soft wire: Jatayu 20 gauge sterling silver half hard wire: Jatayu 9x8mm Thai Hill Tribe sterling silver puff rectangle: Alouette 16mm Bali style silver round bead: Alouette 2 10mm Bali style silver round beads: Alouette 4 3mm sterling silver round beads 4 5mm sterling silver round beads 2 20x15mm labradorite rondelles 7 12x8mm aquamarine faceted polished crystal rondelles: Alouette 14 6x4mm Caribbean blue faceted polished crystal rondelles: Alouette 3 10x8mm dark indigo faceted polished crystal rondelles: Alouette 2 12x9mm smoke faceted cosmic crystal rondelles: Alouette 3 13x13mm mint blue faceted chalcedony briolettes: Alouette 10x10mm diagonal-drilled apatite square: Alouette 2 3mm sterling silver daisy spacers 2 5mm sterling silver closed jumprings 6 5mm sterling silver open jumprings 2 4mm sterling silver open jumprings 12 2” sterling silver headpins 3 2mm sterling silver crimp tubes 2 3mm sterling silver crimp covers 2 4x3mm sterling silver wire guards All supplies, unless otherwise noted: Fire Mountain Gems

Cherry Blossom Earrings by Barbara Polinsky Carnelian rounds Garnet rounds Peridot beads Small centre-drilled keshi pearls 2 sterling silver earwires 6 very small sterling silver jumprings 30-40 very fine sterling silver oxidised headpins

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Chrysoprase Persuasion by Shannon Schmid

1 Cut a 6” length of 10mm gold-filled oval chain with 20mm dangling ovals. Cut 5 ½” and 5” of 10mm gold-filled oval chain. Connect the 5 ½” and 5” length of 10mm oval chain to each end of the 6” length of chain using 8mm Snapeez jumprings. Connect half of a toggle clasp to each end of the necklace using 8mm Snapeez jumprings. 2 Cut a 3” length of 26 gauge gold-filled wire and string a 10-12mm cushion cut top-drilled smoky topaz square, positioning it in the centre of the wire. Bend the wires above the smoky topaz and wrap one wire around the other. Trim the short wire. String a 2x2mm faceted vermeil bead and three 3mm faceted aquamarine gemstones and make a wrapped loop, connecting it to a link in the 6” oval chain at the centre of the necklace. Repeat nine more times, connecting each dangle along the chain at evenly spaced intervals. 3 Cut a 3” length of 26 gauge gold-filled wire and string a 16x26mm faceted chrysoprase teardrop briolette, positioning it at the centre of the wire. Bend the wires above the chrysoprase and wrap one wire around the other. Trim the short wire. String a 4mm vermeil daisy spacer, a 4x7mm faceted aquamarine oval gemstone, and a daisy spacer and make a wrapped loop, connecting it to the first 20mm dangling oval on the 6” length of chain. Repeat four more times connecting a chrysoprase to every other 20mm dangling oval on the chain. 4 Cut a 3” length of 26 gauge gold-filled wire and string a 6x16mm crazy cut smoky topaz, positioning it in the centre of the wire. Bend the wires above the topaz and wrap one wire around the other. Trim the short wire. String a 2x2mm faceted vermeil bead and three 3mm faceted aquamarine gemstones and make a wrapped loop, connecting it to one of the four remaining 20mm dangling ovals on the 6” length of chain. Repeat three more times connecting a topaz to each of the remaining 20mm dangling ovals.

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Islands in the Stream by Sheila Davis

1 Cut a 4-link length of sterling silver chain. Cut three 2-link lengths of chain. Cut six 3-link lengths of chain. Cut a 12” length of chain for the back of the necklace. 2 Cut eleven 3” lengths of 20 gauge sterling silver wire. 3 On a 3” length of wire make a wrapped loop, connecting it to the first link in a cut length of chain. String a 4mm sterling silver seamless round bead, a chrysoprase slab, and a 4mm sterling silver seamless round bead and make a wrapped loop, connecting it to a different cut length of chain. 4 On a 3” length of wire make a wrapped loop, connecting it to the last link in the chain from step 3. String a 17mm hammered silver lentil bead and make a wrapped loop, connecting it to a new cut length of chain. 5 Repeat steps 3 and 4 adding silver and chrysoprase beads in the pattern shown or as desired. 122


There is no need for a clasp as this necklace is approximately 50� long and can be wrapped around the neck or worn long. – Sheila

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1 Cut sterling silver chain to desired length plus 1�. 2 Cut a 4� length of 24 gauge sterling silver wire and make a wrapped loop. String a Peruvian opal dyed emerald green, a Bali style silver bead, and a 4mm Swarovski emerald crystal bicone and make a wrapped loop, connecting it to the end of the chain. 3 String a headpin with a 4mm Swarovski crystal bicone and make a wrapped loop, connecting it to the wrapped loop at the bottom of the Peruvian opal pendant. Repeat. 4 Repeat step 3 two times using two crystals on each headpin. Repeat step 3 using a crystal, a Bali style silver bead, and a crystal. 5 Connect a jumpring to the other end of the chain and measure up approximately 2� (or the size to accommodate the pendant) and connect to a link in the chain, creating a lariat style necklace.

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Emerald Queen by Debbie Goering

M

ake the earrings following steps 2-4 for the necklace, adding three beaded headpins to each earring. Connect to an earwire.

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Emerald Elegance by Joie Rose

1 Cut a 1 Ÿ� length of 24 gauge gold-filled half hard round wire and make a simple loop. 2 String a 5mm gold vermeil star bead cap, a 6mm faceted emerald, a 5mm gold vermeil star bead cap, a gold vermeil spacer, a 5.5mm white button pearl, and a 5mm gold vermeil star bead cap and make a simple loop. Connect to a gold vermeil & pearl earwire. 3 Connect a 40x12mm vermeil drop to the simple loop from step 1.

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Supplies Chrysoprase Persuasion by Shannon Schmid

Islands in the Stream by Sheila Davis

Emerald Elegance by Joie Rose

26 gauge gold-filled wire: Eagle International 10mm gold-filled oval chain with 20mm dangling ovals: Eagle International 10mm gold-filled oval chain: Eagle International 2x2mm faceted vermeil beads: Silver Planet 16x25mm faceted chrysoprase teardrop briolettes: Only Beads 6x16mm crazy cut smoky topaz: Gemhouse USA 10-12mm cushion cut top-drilled smoky topaz square gemstones: Lilly’s Bead Box 4x7mm faceted aquamarine oval gemstones: Lilly’s Bead box 3mm faceted aquamarine gemstones: Only Beads 4mm vermeil daisy spacers: Silver Planet 10mm vermeil toggle clasp: Fire Mountain Gems 8mm vermeil jumprings: Snapeez

20 gauge sterling silver wire: Bead Factory 34” sterling silver chain: Shipwreckbeads.com 7 25-35mm free form chrysoprase slabs: Elan 4 17mm hammered silver lentil beads 14 4mm sterling silver seamless round beads: Fire Mountain Gems

14k 24 gauge gold-filled half hard round wire 40x12mm vermeil drops: Made in Bali, gold-plated by Joie 6mm faceted emeralds: Anil Kumar Gems 5.5mm white button pearls Gold vermeil spacers 5mm gold vermeil star beads caps: Anil Kumar Gems Gold vermeil & pearl earwires: Made in Bali, gold-plated by Joie All supplies, unless otherwise noted: Fire Mountain Gems

Emerald Queen by Debbie Goering 24 gauge sterling silver wire Sterling silver chain 4 Bali style silver beads 19 4mm Swarovski emerald crystal bicones Peruvian opal dyed emerald green Sterling silver earwires 5mm sterling silver jumpring 24 gauge headpins All supplies: Kaywigginsjewellery.com

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