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hello... ... and welcome to Issue 14 of Creative Beads & Jewellery. I love this time of year – it always feels so fresh and vibrant with gardens and verges bursting into vivid colour and the traditional spring palette of bright yellow, lush greens and sky blue celebrating nature at its most alive. Even the inevitable April showers won’t dampen our spirits this month as we embrace all things new and pay homage to Mother Nature. We at CB&J are all smitten with the fabulous painted wooden beads on our cover and on page 12 this month. Gill Teasdale’s wonderful designs incorporate simple materials, used in interesting ways, for stunning everyday styles that let the natural beauty shine through. On page 46, Julissa Case has used a wealth of exotic seeds and nuts in their undyed shades, knotted casually together for another lovely daytime look. At the other end of the spectrum, Mel Brooke’s pieces on page 18 are a dazzling explosion of colour. Bold, clashing combinations are bang on-trend this season and Mel’s projects – all a-flutter with butterfly charms – are reminiscent of a bright, busy flower bed, guaranteed to make you smile! Equally chic and cheerful are Jo Lochhead’s blooming felt flower creations on page 80 – or check out Maxine Griffiths’ fun, fashionable and attention-grabbing bracelet on page 89. Wear if you dare! If there’s a wedding invitation on your mantelpiece, you’re certainly not alone. Confetti’s in the air with the UK’s traditional wedding season getting off to a flying start with Prince William and Kate’s

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32 “I have never thought of quilling ribbon this way, but I absolutely love this cool, contemporary geometric design”

EDITORIAL Editor – Anna Wright Editorial Assistants – Lindsey Hopkins, Judith Hannington Art Editor – Stella Osborne Sub-Editors – Justine Moran, Becky Higgins Photographer – Rachel Burgess CONTRIBUTORS Natan Abraham, Ana Baird, Rachel Bland, Lisa Borland, Mel Brooke, Juliet Browse, Julissa Case, Michele Dobson, Kate Eldridge, Claire Ennis, Jemma French, Maxine Griffiths, Pauline Guerin, Judith Hannington, Lindsey Hopkins, Karen Jordan, Sandy Kidulis, Jo Lochhead, Donna McKean Smith, Tracey McPherson, Su Pennick, Amanda Pickstock, Beatrice Pozzera, Heidi Summers, Gill Teasdale, Katy Widdowson Whilst every care is taken in the writing, research and preparation of this magazine, the publisher cannot be held responsible for any errors in articles or advertisements, or for the contents of websites reviewed. The views expressed herein are not necessarily the opinion of the publisher. All copyrights and trademarks are acknowledged.

big day. If you’re looking for the perfect jewellery to wear with that carefully chosen outfit, our talented Design Team has come up with gorgeous pieces to suit every style. From sleek and modern to floral or fancy, we’ve got it covered in our inspiration-packed wedding season special, starting on page 47. Plus, for something completely different, there’s a brilliant introduction to true steampunk on page 22, a macramé masterclass on page 58, 1940s-inspired cocktail and wartime-influenced jewellery on page 36 and quirky pieces using old zips on page 84. See you next month, when the essence of early summer – surely the very prettiest time of year – will be well and truly with us. Happy beading!

Editor anna.wright@practicalpublishing.co.uk

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CONTENTS

What’s inside this issue of STEP-BY-STEP GUIDES

47 FOUR WEDDINGS

Close-up photos and clear diagrams to help you master techniques and try new ideas

12 NATURE’S BOUNTY

WIN! WIN! WIN!

Simply stunning daytime jewellery using gorgeous wooden beads, nuts and seeds

We have a host of unmissable beading and jewellery-making prizes up for grabs this issue

18 THE CLASH!

36 BE A 1940S STARLET

Mix and match vibrant shades in this summer’s hottest trend – the brighter the better!

Create Hollywood glamour the thrifty way with these fabulous vintage-inspired designs

32 MODERN TWIST

80 BRIGHT BLOOMS

Ribbon as you’ve never seen it before! Coils, quilling and more for contemporary makes

Fun, retro-style felt flowers are the ideal way to bring your pieces to life this season

regulars 06 News

We take a look at what’s new in the world of jewellery and beads

10 Readers’ Letters

Your ideas, views and top tips

16&62 Competitions

Win top prizes from The Bead Shop Scotland and tool specialist Dremel

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& Shopping Guides Indulge in a little retail therapy 4

It’s wedding season! Sparkling ideas for the perfect jewellery, whatever you’re wearing

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28 Giveaways

£££s worth of products up for grabs

30 Bead Doctor

All your questions answered

40&82 Designer Galleries

We showcase readers’ top creations – plus how to get your work on our pages

64 The Bead Challenge

Three talented designers put their creativity to the test

72 Subscription Offer

Subscribe to Creative Beads & Jewellery and claim your free gift worth £19.85!

86 What’s On

Don’t miss out on the hottest jewellery shows and class dates this season

90 Techniques Glossary

Master the basic techniques with our step-by-step guides

93 Findings Glossary

Our round-up of the vital components of jewellery making

94 Tools Glossary

The lowdown on all the tools of the trade

98 Coming Next Issue

A peek at what’s coming up in Issue 15


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features 12 Ebony & Ivory

77 Spring Showers

Stunning painted wooden beads are set off perfectly by plain wood, silver and cord for a natural feel, finished with unusual stitching or macramé detail

This pretty memory wire bracelet is perfect for adding to almost any outfit to give instant sparkle with a delicate splash of colour

42 Birthstones – Emerald

We continue our series on birthstone jewellery with a closer look at radiant green emerald, the gemstone for May

18 Butterfly Kisses

Bright, clashing mixed shades are sizzling hot this season. Give the look a lovely summery feel with irresistible butterfly beads and pendants

46 It’s Only Natural

Showcase a feast of natural nuts and seeds with Julissa Case’s beautiful environmentally friendly necklace, ideal for casual everyday wear

22 Industrial Revolution

78 Raspberry Ripple

Give these beautiful raspberry frit lampwork beads a fresh, unusual look for spring and summer by combining them with simple white beads and silver charms with a riverside theme

80 Heart Felt

Steampunk-inspired jewellery is easily found on the high street, but it is not as difficult as you might think to create the real thing, for truly individual pieces

Add a cheerful vintage note to your jewellery collection this season by incorporating these lovely, bright felt flowers into your designs

84 Zip Code

Combine the trends for recycling and funky, individual designs by making clever use of zips cut from unwanted clothes

47 Wedding Season Special

Traditional or contemporary, fancy or floral, elegant or simply chic, our Design Team has an abundance of inspired ideas to give your wedding outfit the perfect finishing touches

32 Rock N’ Roll Ribbon

Ribbon is everywhere on jewellery right now, as a pretty stringing material or woven through chain – but there is so much more you can do with it

36 1940s Style

As Hollywood brought glamour to grim war and post-war times, the ’40s were all about making a big fashion statement on a budget. Four designers pay homage

58 The Magic Of Macramé

Discover how simple it can be to create beautiful, ‘earthy’ macramé jewellery with Ana Baird’s brilliant introduction to the art of knotting

74 Night On The Tiles

Tila beads are great when mixed with seed beads for jewellery with geometric influences – but going square doesn’t mean you can’t make pretty, floaty pieces

89 Bright As A Button

Stand out from the crowd wearing this giant button cuff in vibrant fruity shades, with alternative ribbon or beaded decorative flourishes

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new? Sit back and relax as we bring you the latest from the world of jewellery making

SUMPTUOUS FOR SPRING New in at madcowbeads.com is a super range of bridal findings – perfect if you’re making extra special items for your big day. The range includes tiara blanks, chignon pins, bobby pins and hair combs, and – best of all – every item is 99p or less! While you’re browsing, check out these delicate flower clasps, perfect for adding a little drop of spring to necklaces. As well as being pretty the clasps have a strong practical hook fastening and anti-tarnish finish. They’re comfortable to wear as the clasp lies flat against your neck, and at 40p for the silver clasp and 45p for the gold version, they’ll keep your purse happy too! Don’t miss these lustrous 12mm round beads, either – they’re ideal for adding drama to your pieces. Try them with metal spacers and velvet ribbon for an ‘allsorts’ bracelet – at 50p for six lustre glass beads, you can afford to indulge! Go to www.madcowbeads.com to see the full range of products available, or call 0844 357 0943 for more details

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STRUNG OUT JillyBeads has added a great new line to its stringing range. Hemp cord is a natural, biodegradable and eco-friendly alternative to cotton and synthetic cords and is ideal for using in long and multistranded, or chunky necklaces and bracelets. Hemp cord has great versatility and is available in two widths – 10lb (approximately 0.96mm) or 20lb (approximately 0.65mm) – both perfect for knotting, crocheting, macramé and even knitting, as well as stringing. A beautiful palette of colours is available, from spring and summer shades to rich, earthy natural tones, grouped together in cards of four subtle complementary hues. This makes designing easier and saves the

need to buy several packs to complete pieces requiring multiple colours. Priced at £2.80 per card, for more than 36m of cord, why not give it a try? To see the full range of hemp cord go to www.jillybeads.co.uk or call 01524 412728 for more information

UNLIMITED CELEBRATIONS The Silver Jubilee celebrations at Beads Unlimited continue during their 25th year and, as ever, they want you to join in the fun! Placing an order with Beads Unlimited could bring you more than you bargained for, because as part of the celebrations, Beads Unlimited will place a special Jubilee ticket in each and every order placed during 2011. One lucky winner every month will receive a silver ticket which can be redeemed for £25 of Beads Unlimited goodies! Randomly chosen runners-up will also receive special prize tickets, which they can open up for a share in the celebrations. What better excuse for trying your luck than these delightful speckled flattie beads? These beautiful beads are a whopping 28mm and available in seven different shades, all lined with silver foil for fabulous depth of colour. For more information on the Silver Jubilee celebrations and to see the full range of products available go to

www.beadsunlimited.co.uk or call 01273 740777 for more information We have some more great prizes to give away this issue thanks to Beads Unlimited. Two readers will win a £25 online gift voucher and six readers will get a pack of speckled round flattie beads worth £5 each. For your chance to win send your name, address and email address on a postcard to either CB&J14 Silver Jubilee voucher or CB&J14 Silver Jubilee flattie beads, Practical Publishing, Unit 1 Adlington Court, Adlington Business Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 4NL to arrive by 12th May 2011


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NEWS MIX IT UP B for Beads has a fabulous selection of new mixed bead packs available, with mixes including gemstones, freshwater pearls, seaglass, glass and shell beads. All the new packs offer a significant saving based on the individual cost of the beads, with some of the selections being nearly £5 cheaper! Gemstone mixes are sold in 100g sets for £5.95 and include at least one pendant or focal bead and a selection of beads in various shapes and sizes. Freshwater pearls are £6.50 for 30g and seaglass beads £4.75 for 100g. Packs of mixed glass beads, including plain glass, lampwork and silver foil varieties, and shell bead mixes are £4.75 for 100g. To see the full range of bead mixes and other jewellery-making essentials go to www.b-for-beads.co.uk or call 01352 755532

ECO-FRIENDLY The Bead Shop Scotland are going eco-friendly with the production of new, quality jute bags. These Bead Shop bags are made in Dundee, the home of jute, and feature a waterproof lining and a comfy handle, ideal for all those long hours visiting bead shows! The Bead Shop jute bags are deceptively roomy and would make a great companion on shopping trips, enabling you to ease your conscience and cut down on all those plastic bags! RRP: £4.95 Visit www.beadshopscotland.co.uk or call 01620 822886 for more information

ARRIVALS HAUL Take a closer look at this stunning selection of new beads now available from E-Beads. With a selection of ceramic and handmade beads plus the addition of new charms, these fresh arrivals will make for some beautiful accents on all your jewellery projects and beaded creations. E-Beads has partnered with Swarovski for the second year running for this year’s Urban Beautiful European Design Competition which opened in February and closes 31st May, so there’s still time for you to design your entry and submit it! For more information on the Urban Beautiful competition rules and prizes go to www.urbanbeautiful.com. Check out the amazing selection of jewellery and beading products available from E-Beads by visiting www.e-beads.co.uk; 020 7367 6217

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NEWS FUN & GAMES HIDEAWAY Gütermann 200m invisible thread is a fine, tear-resistant, transparent thread ideal for repairing, stitching and more. Providing the perfect solution for creations and repairs where tidiness is paramount, invisible thread is ideal if you’re unable to colour match your fabric and for anywhere you simply don’t want the thread to show! Invisible thread is also suitable for numerous creative projects such as bead work and ribbon appliqué and is available in two shades. RRP: £1.90 A large selection of Gütermann threads is available nationwide from all good craft and hobby shops. For stockist information email gütermann@stockistenquiries.co.uk or call 01453 883581

Take a look at these fun additions now available from Beads by Lili. The selection of round frosted rainbow beads makes us think of tutti frutti, giving us summer holiday vibes. At £1.25 for 10 beads, these would make for a great flash of colour for your summery makes. Get the metallic look without the weight with these acrylic flat discs,

available at 40p for 10. They’re the perfect answer to lightening the load when it comes to chunky metal-look creations. Finally, try your luck with these fun black dice beads measuring a cute 6mm-square. Ideal for retro and gaming themed creations at 90p for a pack of 10. For more products go to www.beadsbylili.com

We have 10 reels of invisible thread to give away, so for your chance to win send your name and address on a postcard to CB&J14 Gütermann, Practical Publishing, Unit 1 Adlington Court, Adlington Business Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 4NL to arrive by 12th May 2011

RECOMMENDED READING Be sure to take a look at these latest releases from CICO Books. Creating Beaded & Wire Earrings by Linda Jones and Vintage-Style Beaded Jewelry by Deborah Schneebeli-Morrell are both well worth a look, packed with designer ideas for creating super-stylish jewellery. There are 35 projects in Vintage-Style Beaded Jewelry, which show how you can adapt old and new materials for stunning one-off designs for special occasions and day-to-day wear with necklaces, earrings, brooches and more all covered. Creating Beaded & Wire Earrings goes deep into detail for crafting your own creations to dazzle and dangle, with 35 different designs to try your hand at. RRP: £12.99 each For more details and to browse the books available go to www.cicobooks.co.uk or call 01256 302699 to order

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We have five sets of these new releases to give away, so for your chance to win send your name and address on a postcard to CB&J14 CICO Books, Practical Publishing, Unit 1 Adlington Court, Adlington Business Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 4NL to arrive by 12th May 2011


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LETTERS

Beads, findings and a herd of other stuff....

your letters We’d love to hear from you, so please share your ideas, opinions and top tips with us. Email letters@practicalpublishing.co.uk or write to Letters, CB&J, Practical Publishing, Unit 1 Adlington Court, Adlington Business Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 4NL HANDS-ON HELP I want to tell people who might not have considered it what a great move it can be to go to a workshop. I’ve been making jewellery for a little while and taught myself all the basics with a book and a few magazines. Then my partner gave me a place on a half-day wirework bracelet course as my Valentine’s present. I was a bit nervous about going on my own so I persuaded a friend to sign up too, but actually everyone was so friendly that I wouldn’t worry about it next time. The bracelet we made was beautiful

BEAD-WEAVING CONVERT I’m writing to urge other readers to move outside their comfort zone and give different techniques a go. I’ve always been the sort of beader

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LIFE-CHANGING HOBBY

and I’ve been wearing mine a lot, but the best thing was having someone to show me how to do all the little things properly. Just being shown how to keep repositioning the pliers when making wrapped loops has made such a difference. Hannah Stevens, Andover, Hants where it’s all about the beads – I bought focal beads I loved and just strung them on cord or wire. I’ve been doing it for years and have more necklaces and bracelets than I have

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I thought I’d share my story because, although I’m new to jewellery making, it has really made a difference to my life. I suffered from post-natal depression after the birth of my third child last year. The other two are much older and things have changed a lot for me since the last time I was changing nappies. I thought it would be easy – after all, I’d been there and got the T-shirt – but I found it much harder than I ever imagined. I missed my job, the social side of it and the feeling of doing

something useful that I was good at. Of course I loved my baby girl but I felt trapped at home. My husband was working long hours and my older kids had their own lives when they weren’t at school. One friend was really my rock, juggling her own commitments to visit during the day even though I was terrible company. It was her who pushed me to go to the doctor, who decided to put me on anti-depressants. As I started to feel better, I wanted to give her a thank-you present that really meant something. I bought a copy of your

magazine, found a project I thought I could tackle and ordered the beads online. I followed the instructions to the letter and it took me a ridiculously long time but I was so proud of the necklace I had made in the end. It really looked like the one in your photo, and my friend loved it. I couldn’t resist finding another project I liked the look of and buying more beads. It was so satisfying to have something to show for my day at home, and I could easily fit it in around looking after my daughter, doing a

room for in my house (as my husband tells me all the time!). If I’m honest, I thought bead weaving was for making little trinkets – the kind of things people keep on their windowsills – and that’s just not me. I don’t dust often enough, for a start! However, that all changed when I saw Kate Eldridge’s designs in recent issues of your magazine. They are absolutely wonderful! I started with the gorgeous beaded pearls in Issue 11 and then made the lariat from

Issue 12, though I did mine in turquoise, blue and silver-lined clear beads with blue, white and pale pink flowers, which are more my colours, so it’s less

‘Country Garden’ than Kate’s green one. So yes, I’ll stand up and say, “My name’s Sue and I’m a bead weaver”! Sue Wright, Lincoln


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LETTERS

STAR LETTER NOT JUST FOR BIRTHSTONES

really inspired me and I have now made three necklaces in different colour schemes with slightly different lengths and beads, and I am so proud of all of them. Making jewellery has been a real

saviour for me in recent weeks when I have been trying not to worry about job cuts at work. I even find myself thinking about different ideas in your magazine when I am drifting off to sleep at night!

I have only been making jewellery for a short time and came across Issue 12 of CB&J in my local newsagents and snapped it up. Nearly every page gave me an idea, if not for now then in the future when my skills are improved. However, Judith Hannington’s birthstone designs little bit here and there when she was napping. I’ve gone back to work part-time now but I’m still making jewellery whenever I can. I’ve even agreed to make some pieces to sell at my kids’ school Easter fair to help raise funds. Of course, people reading your magazine are probably addicted to jewellery making already, but I really

Thanks for such a great magazine – I have just bought Issue 13 and I am already planning to make button earrings from your recycling article. Alison Smith, Oxfordshire

TTER STAR LEr of this e The winn r Letter issue’s Sta fabulous is receives thset from prize ds.com dcowbea www.ma

CB&J: Thank you for your kind words, Alison. It’s lovely to see readers taking inspiration from our Design Team’s projects, then making them their own with different colours, beads and other twists. Many designers find

would recommend it to anyone. Kim Fraser, by email

BOUQUET WITH A DIFFERENCE My mother has unfortunately had a long stay in hospital, and will not be home for another few weeks. Due I think to Health & Safety rules, she is not allowed to have fresh flowers on the

ward, but Su Pennick’s patterned paper flowers in Issue 13 gave me an idea. I made up a variety of flower heads but instead of turning them into jewellery, I attached them to ‘stems’ of thick green twisted wire I got from a garden centre and made them into a bouquet, which is now in a vase on Mum’s

that creativity hits them at night (we know people who keep sketchbooks by their beds), so sweet dreams!

bedside table. All the nurses and her ‘neighbours’ on the ward have been commenting on them. Lena Olschewski, Godalming, Surrey

GIFT IDEAS Thank you for the ideas in Dawn Cotton Fuge’s ‘Mother Nature’ feature in Issue 12. It’s nice to see some non-jewellery pieces every now and then, and these were lovely. I don’t generally like giving people a ‘bottle’ as a birthday or thank-you present as it feels a bit impersonal, but I’ve now bought a whole load of wine gift boxes in plain colours and have been creating beaded bows for the lids. They look really good – my favourite so far is black, red and

diamanté on a black box – and everyone I’ve given one to has been so pleased with it. Lynne Holmes-Evans, Chatham, Kent

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JILLYBEADS

GILL TEASDALE DESIGNER

ABOUT JILLYBEADS… JillyBeads is a friendly, fun, family-run business based in the north of England, which was created in 2001 out of a love for beautiful beads, together with a desire to run an online business. The team at JillyBeads is always on the lookout for new, tantalising and useful products, and enjoys challenges set by customers.The dynamic website is regularly updated with exciting goodies, along with creative design ideas to tempt and inspire. Gill Teasdale is one of the resident designers for JillyBeads and her work features regularly in the beading press and on the company’s website.

ebony &ivory

These stunning painted wooden beads are set off perfectly by plain wood, silver and cord, finished with unusual blanket stitch or macramé detail. Combine with deep, rich ebony or light sun-bleached shades for dramatically different looks EBONY BOUND NECKLACE

MATERIALS

TOOLS • flat-nosed pliers • scissors

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TO CREATE Lay one end of the cord into the U-shape of one of the end fasteners (so that the loop is at the end). Squash over the sides with flat-nosed pliers. Tie an overhand knot in the cord, approximately 3cm away from the end fastener. Thread on a palm wood round. Tie a knot. Thread on a Wavy Warp. Tie a knot. Thread on a rondelle, a painted flower bead and another rondelle.

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Tie a double overhand knot. Leave a gap of around 3cm and tie another knot. Repeat Step 2 twice, stopping after the final rondelle the second time. Wrap the cord around the top of one of the ebony squares and through the hole 10 times, using blanket stitch. To do this, push the cord through the hole from front to back and up to the outside edge of the

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square. Before pulling this free end fully through, wrap the other end of the cord underneath it – this creates a bound edge. Ensure the stitches are lying flat along the square. Tie a knot in the cord and thread on a rondelle, a painted flower and another rondelle. Tie a knot. Repeat Steps 4 and 5 twice more, tying the last knot as a double knot.

Bead the rest of the necklace to match the first side. Wind a split ring onto each of the loops on the end fasteners and wind the loop of the trigger clasp onto one of them.

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• 3 x tiger ebony wood rounded squares with circular hole • 6 x palm wood 8mm rounds • 8 x blue painted flower wood rounds • 6 x silvery Wavy Warp acrylic rounds • 16 x silvery 6mm rondelle spacers • 2m blue waxed cotton cord • 2 x silver-plated 5mm end fasteners • 2 x silver-plated 5mm split rings • silver plated heart trigger clasp

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EBONY WRAPPED BRACELET

MATERIALS • 3 x palm wood 8mm rounds • 3 x blue painted flower wood rounds • 3 x silvery Wavy Warp acrylic rounds • 2 x silver-plated 5mm end fasteners • 2 x silver-plated 5mm split rings • silver-plated large circular toggle clasp • 1m blue waxed cotton cord

TOOLS • flat-nosed pliers • scissors

TO CREATE Cut the cord in half. Place two ends together and lay them in the U-shape of one of the end fasteners (so that the loop is at the end). Squash over the sides with flat-nosed

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pliers. Tie an overhand knot, sliding it right up to the end fastener. Separate the two strands and thread one through a painted flower bead. Carry the other thread alongside

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the bead then tie both ends in a knot close to the bead. Carry on working in this way, following a pattern of painted bead, then Wavy Warp, then palm wood round.

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Finish off the bracelet as in Step 1, winding a split ring onto each of the loops on the end fasteners. Wind one of the toggle end loops onto each split ring.

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TO CREATE Thread a 4mm spacer, a painted flower and another 4mm spacer onto a headpin. Bend the pin over by 90° using flatnosed pliers, trim to 7mm with side cutters and roll into a loop using round-nosed pliers, slipping the loop through the eye of an eyepin before fully closing. Thread a wood square onto the eyepin and make and turn another loop, slipping it onto the loop of an ear wire before closing securely. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 to make the matching earring.

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For an alternative, more casual look, thread the beads onto blue waxed cotton cord, knotting between them, and clamp the cord in a tiny end fastener before hanging from the ear wire

• 2 x blue painted flower wood rounds • 2 x tiger ebony wood 16mm rounded squares • 4 x silvery 4mm round spacers • 2 x silver-plated 1½” headpins • 2 x silver-plated 2” eyepins • silver-plated fish-hook ear wires

TOOLS • round-nosed and flat-nosed pliers • side cutters

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JILLYBEADS SUN-KISSED KNOTTED NECKLACE

WHERE TO BUY

MATERIALS

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TO CREATE Cut the cord in half. Bring two ends together and tie them in an overhand knot, positioning it 30cm from the ends. Tie the ends of this 30cm length securely around a door handle or similar anchoring point.

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All the materials used here are available from www.jillybeads.com; 01524 412728 Thread on a cone and a painted flower, slide them up to the knot, tie an overhand knot, and add an 8mm filigree round. Now work approximately 3.5cm of half-hitch knotted macramé. To do this, pull tightly on the right-hand strand. Wrap the left cord over and under the right, threading and pulling it back up between the two cords. Slide the knot up and to the left of the right cord. Thread both cords through a jumbo disc. Work another section of macramé, approximately 3.5cm in length. Separate the strands and thread one

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through a 6mm filigree round. Carry the other cord alongside the bead then tie in both cords and knot them close to the bead. Repeat to add a Sun Xilion, a 6mm filigree round, a Sunflower Xilion and a 6mm filigree round. Work another 3.5cm length of macramé and tie an overhand knot. Thread on a painted flower bead. Tie a double overhand knot, thread on an Indonesian bead, tie another overhand knot and thread on another painted flower bead. Tie an overhand knot. Continue working from Steps 3-7, repeating the sequence twice, then working a

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3.5cm length of macramé, adding a jumbo disc and another length of macramé. Thread on an 8mm filigree bead, tie an overhand knot, and thread on a painted flower bead and a cone. Tie an overhand knot. Leave a 6cm gap and tie another overhand knot. Thread on a painted flower bead and tie an overhand knot. Cut the threads 22cm from the last knot. Slip a Sun Xilion onto one cord and a Sunflower Xilion onto the other. Tie an overhand knot close to the end of each cord. Complete the other side of the necklace in the same manner.

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• 10 x yellow painted flower wood rounds • 4 x natural jumbo disc wooden beads • 3 x Topaz Sparkle Indonesian beads • 9 x antique silver 6mm filigree round spacer beads • 2 x antique silver 8mm filigree round spacer beads • 5 x Sun 8mm Swarovski Elements Xilion beads • 5 x Sunflower 8mm Swarovski Elements Xilion beads • 2 x silvery Bali-style cones • 8m natural 0.5mm waxed cotton cord

Cut the ends of the cord diagonally using sharp scissors to help them slip easily through the beads Pull tightly on the cords at all times and carefully slide each knot up to the previous one so that they are all lying evenly – if they’re not, undo the last knot and rework it to achieve an even twist


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JILLYBEADS MATERIALS • 4 x yellow painted flower wood rounds • natural jumbo disc wooden bead • 2 x antique silver 6mm filigree round spacer beads • 2 x antique silver 8mm filigree round spacer beads • 3 x Sun 8mm Swarovski Elements Xilion beads • 3 x Sunflower 8mm Swarovski Elements Xilion beads • 1.5m natural 0.5mm waxed cotton cord • antique silver snake circular toggle clasp

Cut the cord in half and place two ends together. Tie them together in an overhand knot, positioning it 15cm from the ends. Tie the ends of this 15cm length securely around a door handle or similar anchoring point. Separate the strands and thread a Sun Xilion onto one. Carry the other cord alongside the bead, then tie in

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loop. Slip a Sun Xilion onto one of the cords and tie an overhand knot 30mm from the toggle knot. Trim close to the knot. Slip a Sunflower Xilion onto the other cord, tie an

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both cords and knot them close to the bead. Separate the strands and thread one through an 8mm filigree round and a painted flower. Work approximately 1-1.5cm of half-hitch knotted macramé, as per the instructions for the necklace opposite. Thread on a painted flower bead. Work another length of macramé, separate the strands and thread one through a jumbo disc. Taking the other strand, thread on a Sun Xilion,

Cut the cord into four 15cm lengths. Slip a Sun Xilion onto one length and a Sunflower Xilion onto another length. Tie an overhand knot close to the end of each. Hold the cords so that one is slightly shorter than the other and tie them together with an overhand knot, positioning it 30mm from the end of the longer piece.

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MATERIALS • 2 x yellow painted flower wood rounds • 2 x Sun 8mm Swarovski Elements Xilion beads • 2 x Sunflower 8mm Swarovski Elements Xilion beads • 60cm natural 0.5mm waxed cotton cord • 2 x antique silver 3x3mm end fasteners • antique silver ear wires

TOOLS • flat-nosed pliers • scissors

overhand knot 40mm from the toggle knot, and trim. Complete the other end of the bracelet in the same manner, using the other half of the toggle clasp.

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Slip both cords through a painted flower bead and tie them together in an overhand knot close to the bead. Trim the ends so that they fit neatly into the end fastener and fold the sides over using flat-nosed pliers. Slightly open the loop on an ear wire, slip on the loop of the end fastener and close securely. Repeat the process to complete the matching earring.

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BEADS BY LILI

butterfly MEL BROOKE DESIGNER

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Bright shades in an eye-catching, clashing mix are sizzling hot this season. Give the look a lovely summery feel with these irresistible butterfly beads and pendants

ABOUT MEL… When Mel launched www.beadsbylili.com she had a hunch that beading and jewellery making would become popular in the UK. Like many others, she started out designing and selling jewellery pieces at local craft fairs but, she says, “it was difficult to source interesting, fashionable beads, so I began to spend a lot of time working on that to the point where the bead side of the business took over”. So Beads by Lili was born, with the strapline ‘We dream of beads’ because, Mel says, “beading and fashion is my passion and I literally would dream of beads!”.

BRIGHT & BEAUTIFUL NECKLACE

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process until your beaded section is long enough to form one half of the necklace, with a long unbeaded end of thread. Thread the second length of beading thread onto the needle and thread it up through the first 8mm round glass bead on the beaded half of the necklace. Add another green glass round, making sure you leave a long ‘tail’ of approximately 15cm as before. Pick up 10 purple seed beads, slide them up to the last green glass round, then take the thread back up through both the green glass rounds. Repeat

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with 10 pink seed beads. Add a green glass round to the thread and repeat Step 5, threading back through just the last two green glass beads on the necklace. Repeat until you have formed the matching second half of the necklace. You should have a long unbeaded length of thread on each end. Thread 3-4 seed beads onto each of the 15cm end lengths of loose thread in the centre of the necklace, then slip the butterfly bead onto both threads. Add seed beads, then

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a patterned oval spacer and a final seed bead, to each length before sewing the thread back up the beads and knotting it securely. Trim the thread ends neatly. On one end of the necklace, add eight seed beads and slip on a 16mm jump ring. Sew the thread back down through a few beads then repeat 2-3 times. Knot the end securely and trim. On the other end, add eight seed beads to the thread and slip on the large antique silver acrylic oval bead, plus

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MATERIALS • printed acrylic butterfly • antique silver oval • silver-plated 16mm jump ring • 2 x patterned oval spacer beads • 40-45 x Apple Green 8mm glass rounds • pink and purple seed beads • beading thread

TOOLS • scissors • beading needle

two more seed beads. Sew the thread back down through several beads, then knot the end securely and trim.


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BEADS BY LILI TO CREATE

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MATERIALS • 6 x purple 8mm glass pearls • 8 x pink, green and purple acrylic butterfly beads • pink seed beads • silver earring findings • 12 x silver-plated 7mm jump rings • 4 x silver-plated 4mm jump rings • 14 x silver-plated eyepins

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be linked through the first glass pearl on the earring finding to form a chain loop. Use 4mm jump rings to connect the two centre pairs of 7mm jump rings. Repeat Steps 3-5 to construct the second earring.

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BUTTERFLY EFFECT BRACELET

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MATERIALS • elasticated charm bracelet • 3 x butterfly mini-pendants • 9 x glass butterfly beads • 6 x pewter flower beads • 9 x silver-plated 1” ball headpins • silver-plated 6mm jump rings

TOOLS • round-nosed and chain-nosed pliers • side cutters

WHERE TO BUY All the materials used here are available from www.beadsbylili.com; 01249 651769

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SHOPPING GUIDE

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FELT FLOWERS Stockist: Riverside Beads www.riversidebeads.co.uk Tel: 01778 346810 RRP: £2.99 per pack

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Stockist: Shiney Co www.shineyrocks.co.uk Tel: 01225 332506 RRP: £3 for 10

Brighten up your creations with bold, sunny yellow – sunglasses at the ready!

17MM ROUND RESIN CRACKLE BEADS

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Stockist: Yum Yum Beads www.yumyumbeads.co.uk Tel: 0113 244 2888 RRP: 50p each 4

8MM WOODEN OVAL BEADS Stockist: The Bead Store www.thebeadstore.co.uk Tel: 01726 844999 RRP: 45p for 50

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COTTON WAXED CORD Stockist: The Bead Store www.thebeadstore.co.uk Tel: 01726 844999 RRP: 35p per metre

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HANDMADE FIMO ICED FINGER BEADS Stockist: The Bead Shop Scotland www.beadshopscotland.co.uk Tel: 01620 822886 RRP: 70p each

HANDMADE CUT GLASS PANDORA-STYLE BEADS Stockist: Yum Yum Beads www.yumyumbeads.co.uk Tel: 0113 244 2888 RRP: £1 each

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JEWELLERY STEAMPUNK

NATAN ABRAHAM DESIGNER

ABOUT NATAN… Natan served a seven-year apprenticeship in engineering and this, coupled with a lifelong interest in antiques culminating in his antique restoration business, gives him the perfect background for steampunk. With his passion being all things Victorian, especially the innovative engineering inventions, the ideas and designs for The English Steampunk Jewellery Company (www.steampunk-gothicartjewellery.co.uk) are his. Natan works in partnership with his wife, Ruth, and also designs and makes steampunk weapons and devices.

teampunk is an attempt to put the aesthetics back into technology and its origins started in the science fiction and fantasy literature of the 1980s and 1990s. Imagine living in the Victorian steam age at the time of Jules Verne and HG Wells but with today’s technology! It takes the unusual standpoint of looking back to Victorian times and technical advances whilst simultaneously looking to the future. Today steampunk encompasses a wide variety of input from a highly creative and artistic community including writers,

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industrial revolution Steampunk-inspired jewellery is easily found on the high street, but it is not as difficult as you might think to create the real thing, using vintage watch parts and other genuine components for truly individual pieces. Natan Abraham shows you how

musicians, dancers, sculptors, model makers and costume designers, along with a host of other skills and disciplines. Steampunk jewellery is an eclectic mixture of art and mechanics. Think of the utter beauty of the exposed inner workings of copper and brass machinery, cogs, wheels and steam pumps! My steampunk jewellery is fashioned from recycled Victorian, Edwardian, vintage and other parts. Within steampunk design you will notice the use of brass, copper, vintage clock parts and

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any other useful pieces, mechanical or electrical, that come to hand. These things can be sourced from auctions, car boot sales or any kind friend or relative with a broken watch to throw away. Old mechanical pocket watches and wristwatches are particularly useful so start collecting these now - you will find there is nothing so therapeutic as tearing an old clock apart!

TOOLS TO GET STARTED For these projects I have avoided the use

of hot soldering as this can be offputting depending on your experience and facilities. Instead, I have made use of industrial adhesive E6000, which is easy to use, needs no mixing and gives a very strong bond on most materials. I have deliberately kept the use of tools and processes to a minimum to simplify the creation of these projects. I want to introduce

you to the concept of steampunk using primarily what you already have or can easily find. I have listed various pliers, files, a jeweller’s hand drill (Archimedes drill), tack hammer and centre punch, but for the simpler designs you will need very little.


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JEWELLERY STEAMPUNK VINTAGE CLOCK COG EARRINGS beginner

TO CREATE Clean the cogs thoroughly with metal polish. Use a cocktail stick or similar implement to apply a thin coating of E6000 to the centre of the cogs and the back of the crystals. Leave to dry for 1-2 minutes, then place the crystals in position on the cogs. Leave for 15 minutes to set. Take the French wires and use two pairs of short chain-nosed pliers to open the loops. Insert the outside rim of a cog into each loop, then close it securely. The cog should swing freely

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in the wire. If larger cogs are used, or small cogs with a wider rim, this can be overcome by inserting a jump ring of the correct size between the loop and cog rim.

TOOLS • 2 x short chainnosed pliers

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TOOLS • rough sandpaper or small file

TO CREATE Clean the parts thoroughly with metal polish. Roughen the reverse of the cog across the centre with sandpaper or a small file. Repeat with the back of the clip.

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JEWELLERY STEAMPUNK

CLOCK COG PENDANT intermediate

TO CREATE Clean all brass parts either with metal polish or, if heavily tarnished, by immersing in a cleaning solution, according to the manufacturer’s instructions. I use a really good clock cleaner called Horolene. The cogs should be arranged to give the impression they are in drive (ie. so that the teeth ‘interlock’ as shown). Take the cog that will be uppermost in the pendant. Centre punch and drill a 1mm hole at the top, about 1mm from the outside edge (see Fig 1, below). Remove any burrs or sharp edges. Take the largest (43mm) cog and smallest (1.5mm) cog. Lightly but thoroughly coat the small cog over the entire back face with

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bonded across its horizontal axis. Take the two remaining cogs and spread them and the centre cog with adhesive in their areas of contact – try to position them to have the largest possible area of contact. It also pays to support the outer edges of these two cogs with a bit of card while positioning them. All the cogs are now assembled – leave for 24 hours for the glue to set. Take the cog assembly you have made and check that all parts are mounted solidly. Carefully remove any excess adhesive there may be – this is best done with a plastic tool or a sharpened wooden stirring stick to avoid marking the surfaces.

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TOOLS • jeweller’s hand drill (Archimedes drill or similar) • 1mm drill bit • small fine centre punch • small hammer


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JEWELLERY STEAMPUNK

CLOCK HAND EARRINGS intermediate

MATERIALS • pair of vintage clock hands • 2 x 7mm Swarovski flat-back faceted crystals • 42mm decorative cog • gold-plated French wires • gold-plated jump rings • E6000 adhesive

TOOLS • 2 x short chain-nosed pliers • jeweller’s hand drill (Archimedes drill or similar) • 1mm drill bit • small fine centre punch • small hammer

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WHERE TO BUY E6000 adhesive is available from many online bead stores including www.empirebeads.co.uk and www.madcowbeads.co.uk Swarovski flat-back crystals are available from www.e-beads.co.uk and www.shineyrocks.co.uk Archimedes drills can be purchased online at www.cooksongold.com and 1mm drill bits are best bought in packs of 10 from any small tool shop

MAKE YOUR OWN SCROLLING JIG For the more advanced projects on pages 26 and 27, you will need some means of making a coil. You can buy a scrolling jig but it is fairly simple (and considerably cheaper) to make your own. You will need a piece of wood (ideally hardwood as it gives less spring) measuring about 50x75x150mm, and two 50mm woodscrews (No8 or No10). Mark

out the centre of the wood on the 75mm side. Drill a small hole, about 2-3mm diameter, around 5mm from the centre and insert one of the woodscrews. Using a piece of copper pipe as a spacer, keeping it as tight as possible, mark out the position for the second woodscrew. Drill a 2-3mm hole and screw in this second screw. When in position, the

screws need to be as firm as possible and a good fit to hold the pipe. Use a hacksaw to cut off both screw heads, leaving about 10mm protruding from the block. When sawing, hold the screws rather than the wood in the vice, or they may be loosened. Use a small file to take the sharp edges off each screw/peg now protruding from the block.

Spread a thin coat of adhesive on both the crystal and the area of the clock hand where it is to fit. Leave for 1-2 minutes, then place firmly into position. Leave to set for 15 minutes. Use a jump ring to connect each earring to the loop on a French wire, opening and securely closing with pliers.

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WHICH COPPER PIPE? For the advanced projects overleaf, you will need copper pipe that is 5mm in diameter and softened for ease of bending. I use copper brake pipe, which is pre-softened and comes in 25’ (8m) rolls from good automotive stores. It

is inexpensive at about £10 per roll and you’ll have enough pipe to last you a lifetime! The pipe can be cut with a hacksaw but if you intend to do much of this sort of work, it is well worth investing in a pipe cutter. They cost about £5 from any DIY store.

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JEWELLERY STEAMPUNK MATERIALS COPPER COIL PENDANT advanced

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5mm copper tube 0.7mm brass wire 9mm shell case vintage watch face vintage clock cog 2 x Swarovski flatback faceted crystals leather thong crimps clasp E6000 adhesive

TOOLS • pipe cutter or hacksaw • scrolling jig (see boxout on page 25) • wire cutters

TO CREATE Cut a 500mm length of copper tube. Soften if needed by heating to cherry red and quickly quenching in cold water (see ‘Which copper pipe?’ boxout on page 25). Clean and polish the length of tube with metal polish. Place the tube in the scrolling jig with just enough inserted to hold it firmly (ie. about 7-8mm protruding between the two pegs). Gently but firmly bend the pipe in a clockwise direction, being sure to keep the coil tight (see Figs 1 and 2, below). If the copper is soft enough this will cause no problems.

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outer ring of the coil in opposite directions, leaving the loop on top. Wrap the wire legs through the coil about six times in opposite directions to give a whipped effect (Fig 3). Remove the wooden wedge and

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of the coil in the same way (Figs 4 and 5). Fix a crystal with a small spot of adhesive to the centre of the cog on the back of coil. Repeat with the other crystal on the end of the shell case (Fig 6). Leave to set for 24 hours. Cut a length of leather thong to your requirements, thread into a crimp end and squeeze with pliers. Thread the thong through the wire loop on the pendant, then fit the other crimp end and fastener to the other end of the thong.

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JEWELLERY STEAMPUNK COPPER ARM TORQUE advanced

TO CREATE Cut a 500mm length of copper tube. Clean and polish with metal polish. Clean the cogs at the same time. Measure the pipe and put a mark on the centre (250mm) point. Using a food tin or similar tube of 6567mm diameter, bend both ends of the tube evenly round until they are parallel with each other (see Fig 1, below). Holding the ring you have just made in your right hand and one of the parallel ends in your left, bend the end towards you, making a soft bend with your thumbs at right angles to the ring (Fig 2). Repeat with the other side. You should now have a ring with two sides at right angles to it. Bend the two open ends of the ring away from each other to leave a 15mm gap. Place one of the straight ends in your scrolling jig, protruding about 7mm through the pegs, and make a soft (open) scroll (Fig 3). Repeat with the other end. Once you are happy with the shape of

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your scroll work, use a small file to make a flat area at the end of each scroll to accommodate the cogs. Use the file to roughen the backs of the cogs in the areas that will come into contact with the scrolls. Coat the relevant parts of the scroll ends and cogs with E6000. Leave for 1-2 minutes, then firmly put the cogs into position (Fig 4). Leave for 24 hours to set. Check the cogs have fixed well, then coat the crystal backs and the centre of each cog with a thin coat of adhesive. Leave for 1-2 minutes then fix the crystals firmly into place, making sure they are central on the cogs (Fig 5). Leave to dry thoroughly.

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• 5mm copper tube • 30mm vintage brass clock cog • 2.7mm vintage brass clock cog • 2 x Swarovski flatback faceted crystals • E6000 adhesive

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GIVEAWAYS DAYLIGHT TABLE MAGNIFYING LAMP

4-5MM FRESHWATER RICE PEARL STRANDS

2 TO GIVE AWAY, WORTH £37.49 EACH

5 TO GIVE AWAY, WORTH £8.50 EACH

This small magnifying lamp will become your best partner when working close-up or with small components. The combination of the 12-watt Full Spectrum Naturalight tube and the 3½” lens will allow you to see details like never before. No more squinting, no more headaches, this Naturalight product will help you get the best results every time. For Daylight product information and purchases, visit www.daylightcompany.com.

Ilona Biggins, specialist in semi-precious beads and pearls, has donated these stunning white freshwater pearl strands, perfect for a whole variety of different jewellery styles. For details, see www.ilonabiggins.co.uk or call 01923 282998

MOTHER-OF-PEARL HEARTS STRANDS 12 TO GIVE AWAY, WORTH £4.45 EACH Beads Direct (www.beadsdirect.co.uk; 01509 218028) is offering you the chance to win these beautiful 16” strands of 10mm caramel heart beads, each containing approximately 42 beads.

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Over £300 worth of prizes to be won!

TO ENTER For your chance to win one of these great prizes, send your name and address on a POSTCARD, along with the name of the product you want to win, to CB&J14 Giveaways, Practical Publishing, Unit 1 Adlington Court, Adlington Business Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 4NL to arrive by 12th May 2011.

TIARAS & BRIDAL JEWELLERY CD BOOK 5 TO GIVE AWAY, WORTH £10 EACH Jema Hewitt shows you how to make a lovely selection of tiaras for weddings, proms and more in this spectacular CD book from Rainbow Disks (www.rainbowdisks.com; 01392 250240).

PURELITE HANDS-FREE 2-IN-1 MAGNIFYING LAMP 5 TO GIVE AWAY, WORTH £9.75 EACH

COUSIN PRODUCT SETS 6 TO GIVE AWAY, WORTH £8 EACH These Cousin product sets donated by docrafts (www.docrafts.com) include 4mm Crystal AB bicones and Pink Crystal Trinkettes for some gorgeous glittering makes.

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This is a convenient and practical portable lamp with an LED light source from two bulbs, and the option to use as a neck-hanging or table-standing lamp. The lens features 2x and 6x magnification. PURELite products are available nationwide from all good haberdashery and sewing suppliers. For stockist information, email crafts@stockistenquiries.co.uk or call 01453 883581.


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BEAD DOCTOR

bead doctor Got a beading query or jewellery dilemma? Ask our resident expert for the answers MATERIAL GIRL

I loved the crochet beads in Gill Teasdale’s ‘Rule Britannia’ designs in Issue 13, and the ones that looked like they were wrapped in dotty ribbon were also fun. Where could I find other similar styles? Marjanne Wolfe, Newhaven, East Sussex

THE BEAD DOCTOR SAYS...

Fabric is so hot on the high street right now that there are a wealth of different crocheted, wrapped and covered beads for you to choose from. All the ones used in Gill’s fab, fun projects came from JillyBeads (www.jillybeads.com)

BEAD ION THE T S E DOCTOR SAYS... U Q E H T The crystal beads you F O H can buy for jewellery T N MO

CRYSTAL CLEAR I recently bought some clear faceted crystals to include in a necklace design. I wanted them to add some sparkle but I was quite disappointed – being see-through, they just ‘disappear’ when you see the necklace on, and they don’t seem to shimmer or catch the light at all. Did I buy the wrong thing? Ellie Jenner, The Wirral

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making do vary in quality, with the old adage, that you get what you pay for, generally holding true. Swarovski crystals do not come cheap but are widely acknowledged as the best on the market. Having said that, in most cases other

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but you should also check out the designs at www.beadsbylili.com, including the dramatic black floral fabric beads included in our Bead Challenge last issue. You’ll find solid-colour felt beads, made in Nepal, at www. e-beads.co.uk, and quirky beaded felt balls at www.spoiltrotten beads.co.uk, as well as crochet options and some wonderfully feminine and summery floral fabric beads. For something a little more attention-grabbing, try www.beadcrazy.co.uk, where you’ll discover funky flower-power

designs and vibrant stripes and tartans, among others.

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER I like the idea of including a tiny real diamond in a jewellery piece for my best friend, whose birthday is in April, as Judith

makes, including bead crystals you stores’ non-branded purchased were crystals, can produce unfortunately of that pretty shimmering inferior quality effect – without blowing in one or both your budget. regards. It is Crystal is made by also possible, adding lead oxide to though, that the glass to give that level of sparkle you dazzling sparkle. The were hoping for high lead content in cannot actually be Swarovski crystals is achieved without an one of the things that additional coating gives the brand its on the clear crystal. leading reputation. Beads sold as AB The other (for aurora borealis, or principal factor the Northern Lights) is the way the bead are manufactured with is faceted to give a special transparent brilliance – the term The writer of the Question of applied to the Month each issue receives how light is a fabulous multifunctional reflected Dremel VersaTip heat tool within the with accessories for six handy bead. It may applications, worth £34.99 www.dremel.com be that the

Hannington did in the birthstones feature in Issue 13. There was no price included, though – are they really affordable? How big can you get a diamond before it becomes too expensive for an ordinary budget? Mandie Shiels, by email

surface coat that diffuses light into a rainbow, giving a more dramatic and colourful appearance when worn than could be achieved with the crystal alone.


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BEAD DOCTOR

UNLEASH YOUR CREATIVITY THE BEAD DOCTOR SAYS... The 2mm round diamond faceted stone Judith used as the centre of her flower pin came from Kernowcraft (www.kernowcraft. co.uk; 01872 573888) and cost £14.25. The tiny 1mm version is priced at £3.95 and the 3mm size at £77. Unsurprisingly, size matters – but it’s not the only consideration. These diamonds have a nice sparkle but they may have inclusions that are easily visible and be slightly yellowish in colour. To give you an indication, Kernowcraft also stocks higherquality ‘commercial white’ diamonds that have scarcely any discernable colour, and only minute visible inclusions that won’t notably detract from the brilliance of the stone. These cost £32.70 for the 2mm size, £60 for the 2.5mm size and £112 for a 3mm stone.

FELINE CHARM My mum is completely besotted with her cats and for her 60th

birthday this year I want to make her a themed charm bracelet. I’ve started already with a couple of silver cat charms (the bracelet blank is silver-plated) but I would like to add some colour. Do you have any suggestions where I might find some suitable charms? Debbie Stonehouse, North London

THE BEAD DOCTOR SAYS... Why not buy some copper cat blanks (50p each from www.jennys beadbox.co.uk; 0845 165 0339) and enamel them yourself so that you can choose the exact colours and even textures? Designer Jenny Williams wrote a brilliant introduction to low-temperature enamelling, using inexpensive powders and a normal domestic oven, in Issue 11 of CB&J. I’m guessing polymer clay cat figures and small bead-weaving pieces (there are numerous cat patterns available from www.threadabead.com) will be a little too cartoon-like for the

look you are after. Have you considered putting photos of your mum’s own cats in tiny silver frames to be hung as charms? You can use liquid Fimo (Deko Gel) to seal them in and give them a soft-focus, vintage appearance, or use Glossy Accents for a more conventional glass-like finish. One other suggestion is to create ‘name tags’ for each of your mum’s pets and attach them to the bracelet among the cat charms. You can buy custom-engraved jewellery tags from Charm Factory (www. charmfactory.com) in a variety of shapes and metals, or create your own from precious metal clay using a shape cutter and an AlphaDisc or alphabet stamps. Emma Gordon gave step-by-step instructions for doing this in her ‘Party piece’ feature in Issue 8.

OFF THE HOOK Most jewellery designers seem to use fish-hook ear wires but when buying earrings I’ve always preferred posts

with butterfly backs as they seem more secure. (Perhaps I just shake my head around a lot, but it’s not unusual that I find a hook earring ‘caught’ in my hair or lose one altogether.) Is there any particular reason why other styles aren’t as popular? Sheila Kitchen, Carlisle, Cumbria

THE BEAD DOCTOR SAYS... In most cases the reason is simply that, while ball-and-post or stud earrings ‘start’ from the piercing in the ear lobe, fish-hook wires include some length at the front, giving freedom of movement for dangles and components of chandelier earrings. There are two simple ways you can achieve this while maintaining the security of your

If you question forhave a Doctor, emathe Bead il it to bea practicalpdudoctor@ or write to blishing.co.uk Bead Docto Creative Bea r, d Unit 1 Adli s & Jewellery, n g to n Court, Adlington B Macclesfielusiness Park, d, Cheshire SK10 4NL earrings when worn. Depending on the style of the drop earring design, you can create a link between a stud and the main dangle using chain links, a short beaded wire connector, or even a small length of bead weaving or macramé knotted cord. Even easier, you can buy butterfly backs or rubber or plastic stoppers to slide onto the back of fish-hook or French wires to keep them in place. They are widely available from bead stores, including online from www.beadaddict.co.uk.

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HOW TO USE... RIBBON

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ABOUT JEMMA…

ribbon

Jemma is the in-house designer and workshop instructor at the busy Kingston branch of Bead Time, responsible for creating projects for classes, inspiring samples, and kits for the shop. She has been designing and making jewellery for more than 10 years, alongside completing a degree in fashion design. Jemma is passionate about all things creative, and loves to experiment with unusual findings, bead combinations and materials.

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JEMMA FRENCH DESIGNER

Ribbon is everywhere in jewellery right now, as a stringing material, woven through lengths of chain or tied around links – but there is so much more you can do with it, as Jemma French’s innovative designs reveal SPIRAL QUILLING NECKLACE

MATERIALS • Antique White (028), Silver (012), Charcoal (077) and Tan (835) ¼” polyester satin ribbon • black chain • toggle clasp • 2 x black pinch bails

TOOLS • scissors • 2 x flat-nosed pliers • Fabri-tac glue

TO CREATE Select your desired colours and widths of ribbon. For this project, I have used ribbons of the same width, but you can use a variety of different widths to create an unusual staggered effect. Each spiralled ribbon ‘bead’ is created using a technique called quilling, which is traditionally associated with papercrafts but is highly effective when working with ribbon.

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Select one of the ribbons and cut your desired length. It is often a good idea to begin with a large quantity and cut off what you don’t use, ready to add to another spiral. Apply a small dot of fabric glue to one end of your length of ribbon. Spread the glue 5mm from the end of the ribbon and fold the end back on itself so that the fabric sticks and you have a neat folded end. You are now ready to spiral your ribbon. Simply apply a thin layer of fabric glue

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10cm down the ribbon at a time and roll the ribbon in on itself so that a tight spiral begins to form. Continue this process until you have created a spiral of your desired diameter. The beads can look particularly effective when more than one colour of ribbon is added to the spiral. To do this, simply cut a length of another colour of ribbon and continue the spiral from

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the point that you stopped the first colour. Once you’ve quilled your required range of beads, line them up in your preferred arrangement. Taking one spiral at a time, apply a dot of fabric glue at the point where the spirals connect. Work your way through, connecting each bead in this way, and leave to dry for 10 minutes. Once dry, the glue will have effectively bonded the ribbon together. For added security, cut two strips of ribbon, each approximately 10cm long, and glue these

The ‘beads’ you create for this project are extremely versatile and could be used alone as pendants, earrings or rings.You can also manipulate the shapes of the beads by moulding them as the glue is setting – for example, forming a square shape with your fingers and holding in position while the glue sets

across the back of your spiral arrangement, one above the other. Again, allow to dry for 10 minutes. With the main body of the necklace created, attach bails to both sides of the spiral arrangement, closing the pinch bail firmly through a section of spiral approximately 5mm in from the outside edge. Cut two identical lengths of chain, approximately 12cm in length. Open a link at each end and attach the bail loops. Secure a clasp of your choice to the other end links of the chain.

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HOW TO USE... RIBBON CHAIN & RIBBON MULTI-STRAND NECKLACE

MATERIALS • Antique White (028), Silver (012) and Charcoal (077) ¼” polyester satin ribbon • Silver (012) 1/8” polyester satin ribbon • 6mm glass pearls • 3 x frosted 10x13mm oval stripe beads • brass ball spacer beads • 2 x Troll-style beads • black small oval-link chain • black bell closer clasp • 49-strand Tigertail beading wire • wire end protectors • crimp beads • crimp covers

TOOLS • round-nosed and flat-nosed pliers • side cutters • Fabri-tac glue

TO CREATE Cut four lengths of chain, ranging in size so that the lengths lie staggered at least 1cm from one another when looped round.

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Attach them together to form your necklace base with a jump ring at the connection. Loop an eyepin through the jump ring at the top of the chain so that the pin holds the jump ring securely. Cut the bell closer section from the bell closer clasp and thread onto the eyepin so that the bell fits snugly over the jump ring and the tops of the chain. Coil the eyepin down into a multi-loop. Choose a ¼”-wide ribbon to thread through the chain links and start from the bell closer, gluing it in place

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Experiment with the strands of this necklace to create different effects. Thread beads onto headpins looped at both ends to create interesting spacers within the chain-link section, or thread beads directly onto the loose ribbon strands. Also try different ways of weaving the ribbon through the chain, experimenting with tensions, different looping methods and knotting

as you go. Pull the ribbon through each link, one at a time, being careful not to let it twist and distort. The ribbon should circle the chain on one side, looping anti-clockwise. Once you have looped through the entire length of chain, secure it at the opposite bell closer end with fabric glue. Repeat the process though the other side of the chain. To create the beaded strand, cut a 30cm length of 49-strand Tigertail and thread a 2mm crimp bead onto the end of the strand. Thread on a wire end protector and curve the Tigertail round and back through the crimp bead. Tighten the wire and crimp the crimp bead, squashing flat to secure the wire. Cover the squashed crimp with

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a 4mm crimp cover. Thread on your beads and spacers. Secure the strand in the same way at the other end and attach it to the top of the chain with jump rings. This project is particularly effective if you leave some strands of plain chain and ribbon amongst the covered chain and beaded strand. Once all the strands are completed, ensure all

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CARING FOR RIBBON Use Fabri-tac for any repairs, snagging, peeling or fraying. If you are cutting rather than folding and gluing your ribbon ends, seal them with a dab or clear glue or

the ends of ribbon and chain are neatly finished, glued and hidden inside the bell closer. To attach the final length of chain, which is to be placed at the back of the neck, cut it to your desired length and thread through the fine ribbon, weaving it in and out of the links. Glue to secure. Once set, thread on a Troll-style bead, open the end chain link and attach to the loop formed at the top of the bell closer. Repeat on the other side.

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nail varnish or by moving them quickly through a lighter flame. Ribbon can be cleaned in warm soapy water and ironed with a cool iron when dry. Avoid direct contact with perfume as it can cause staining or discoloration.

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HOW TO USE... RIBBON RIBBON BEAD NECKLACE

MATERIALS • Antique White (028), Silver (012), Charcoal (077) and Tan (835) 1/8” polyester satin ribbon • Silver (012) and Charcoal (077) 7/8” polyester satin ribbon • Charcoal (077) and Tan (835) ¼” polyester satin ribbon • black large faceted acrylic crystal • 2 x antique silver large bead caps • 2mm crimp ball • 4mm crimp covers • wire end protectors • 2 x silver-plated 8mm triangular bails • 10mm ribbon ends • clasp • Bead-Fairy 0.45mm 49-strand beading wire • silver-plated 1mm jewellery and hobby wire

TOOLS • round-nosed and flat-nosed pliers • side cutters • Fabri-tac glue

TO CREATE Knot together five strands of 1/8” ribbon. Double knot the first strand over the second and pull tightly so that the knot lies under the original knot. Move to the next strand to the right and repeat. Continue with this technique so that diagonal lines begin to

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form, creating your cord. Finish with ribbon ends, clamping them over each end. To create a ‘tumbleweed’ bead, wrap 1/8” ribbon around a straight 50cm length of 1mm wire, keeping it in place at both ends with bead glue. Once dry, coil the wrapped wire into a messy circle, continuing to coil the wire around itself to create a round bead. To make a coiled, striped bead, glue 2cm of the large ribbon and fold over so that the ribbon sets on itself. Continue to apply glue

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every 10cm and wrap the ribbon on itself to form a round bead of your desired diameter. Choose a complementary colour in 7/8” ribbon and wrap in the same way. To spiral around a bead, cut 50cm of 1mm wire and wrap with 1/8” ribbon. Secure with fabric glue. Begin to coil the wire in on itself from both ends until the coils align on top of each other. Once coiled, pull the inside coil out from each side to create an egg shape and push a bead inside the coil. Cut a 30cm length of 49-strand beading

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wire and thread a 2mm crimp bead onto the end of the strand. Thread on a wire end protector and curve the wire round and back through the crimp bead. Tighten the wire and crimp the crimp bead, squashing flat to secure. Cover the squashed crimp with a 4mm crimp cover. String all the beads and repeat the process on the other side to secure the strand. Attach to the section of knotted cord via the loop of the ribbon ends. Attach a toggle clasp to one side of the necklace, using jump rings to finish.

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JEWELLERY VINTAGE LOOKS

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1940s SANDY KIDULIS DESIGNER

As Hollywood starlets brought much-wanted glamour to grim war and post-war times, the 1940s were all about making a big fashion statement on a meagre budget. Here four designers pay homage

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• crystal 18x10mm faceted head-drilled teardrop • 20 x Crystal AB 6mm Swarovski bicones • 94 x Crystal AB 4mm Swarovski bicones • 10g clear silver-lined size 11 seed beads • 1.8m nylon-coated 19-strand 0.12” wire • sterling silver 4cm extension chain • silver-plated gimp/French wire • 2 x sterling silver crimps • 2 x sterling silver 5mm jump rings • sterling silver lobster clasp • sterling silver small headpin • sterling silver triangle bail

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CRYSTAL WEAVE COCKTAIL NECKLACE

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4mm bicone. On the bottom wire, pick up four seed beads, a 4mm bicone and another four seed beads, then cross the wires through the 4mm bicone on the top row. Repeat Step 4 seven times, alternating the threading pattern so the 6mm bicone is first on the bottom wire, then the top wire. Then thread a 4mm bicone onto each wire, add another 4mm bicone on one side and cross

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the other side of the wire through it to form a bicone ring. On the top wire, pick up three seed beads, a 6mm bicone, five seed beads and a 4mm bicone. On the bottom wire, pick up four seed beads, a 4mm bicone and six seed beads, and then thread this wire through the 4mm bicone on the top wire, going in the same direction. Thread on a crimp, a 6mm piece of gimp and a jump ring with lobster clasp attached, then go back through the crimp with the wire and pull to form a small gimpcovered loop. When you are happy with the tension, use crimping pliers to squash the

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crimp to secure, and trim excess wire with cutters. Repeat the stringing order for the other side of the necklace and finish in exactly the same way, replacing the jump ring and lobster clasp with a jump ring and extension chain. Thread a 6mm bicone onto a headpin and use round-nosed pliers to form a wrapped loop, attaching it to the end of the extension chain before completing the loop. Trim any excess wire.

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Hang the large crystal teardrop on the triangle bail, using your fingertips to squeeze the bail closed. Cut the wire into two separate pieces of 1m and 0.8m. Thread 10 seed beads to the centre of the 1m length of wire and add the teardrop pendant, then 10 more seed beads. Thread a 4mm bicone on one wire end and cross the other end through it. Pull tight to form a ring. Thread a 4mm bicone on each wire end, then add another 4mm bicone on one side and cross the other side of wire through it. Pull to form a bicone ring. Using one strand, pick up four seed beads and a 4mm bicone. Repeat on the other side. Now centre a 6mm bicone on the 0.8m length of wire. Thread three seed beads onto each end of the new wire. Working first one side of the necklace, then the other, thread each of the new ends through one of the 4mm bicones picked up in Step 2. Working one side of the necklace, pick up a 4mm bicone on each wire. Pick up another 4mm bicone on one wire and cross the other end through it, as in Step 2. Then on the top wire, pick up three seed beads, a 6mm bicone, three seed beads and a

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JEWELLERY VINTAGE LOOKS WHERE TO BUY All the materials used here are available from www.shineyrocks.co.uk; 0117 300 9800. There is limited stock of the vintage Swarovski flowers

AMANDA PICKSTOCK DESIGNER

FLORAL FRILLS BRACELET TO CREATE Thread the needle and pick up four Alabaster Xilions, leave a 30cm tail at one end and sew through all four crystals to form a circle. Secure by knotting the tail and the main thread twice. Sew through all the crystals again, then sew through two more crystals. Pick up three Opal Xilions and sew through the crystal you last exited, from the other side, to form a circle of three crystals on top of the end crystal. Sew around four crystals in the circle and another two crystals to exit one side of the end crystals. Keep the tension tight. Repeat Step 2, alternating the colours, until you reach the desired length (approximately 100 crystals). Finish the

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thread with a couple of half-hitch knots and add in another 2m length to begin making a frill down one edge. With the thread exiting the very end of the last edge crystal, pick up five size 8 seed beads and sew through the other side of the crystal you are exiting to form a loop of seed beads on the outside edge of the crystal. Sew through all the seed beads and the first, second and third crystals again. Pick up

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five seed beads and sew through the other side of the third crystal to form a loop of beads on its outside edge. Sew through all the seed beads and the third, fourth and fifth crystals again. Continue in this way, adding five seed beads each time to form a frill down the side of the bracelet. Do the same on the other side, adding thread when necessary. Exit the needle on the third seed bead of the first group of five on one side. Pick up five seed beads, then

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pick up the third seed bead in the next group of five. Continue in this way bridging five seed beads across each group. At the end, sew through the two seed beads in the last group and across the crystal at the end, then through the first three seed beads in the first group on the other side. Repeat the beading pattern on this side. Add a new piece of thread if necessary and exit the third bead of the group of five you just added. Pick up an Opal Xilion, a pearl and another Opal Xilion and continue bridging across to the third bead on the group in each section until you reach the end. Sew through the beads at the end to get to the other side, exit the third bead in the first group and repeat the beading sequence. Sew into the crystals so that you are exiting a crystal in the centre of the middle

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row. Pick up a flower and a seed bead, miss the seed bead and sew back through the flower and through the other side of the crystal that you exited. Pull tight. Sew through the same path again to secure. This will be your button to fasten the bracelet. Sew into the crystals further along and add more flowers in the same way to decorate the bracelet. To finish, make a loop of approximately 10 seed beads at one end. Sew through the loop a few times and make several half-hitch knots before finally sewing away from the knot and trimming the thread.

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MATERIALS • 11 x 12mm vintage Swarovski flower beads • 30 x Rosaline 4mm Swarovski Elements pearls • 60 x Rose Water Opal 4mm Swarovski Elements Xilion beads • 100 x Rose Alabaster 4mm Swarovski Elements Xilion beads • crystal AB matte size 8 Miyuki seed beads • Fireline thread

TOOLS • beading needle • scissors or cutters • bead mat

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JEWELLERY VINTAGE LOOKS WHERE TO BUY All the materials used here are available from www.kardsandkrafts.co.uk; 01920 469478

KAREN JORDAN DESIGNER

BOLD BROOCH TO CREATE Using a 40cm piece of Nymo with a beading needle threaded on one end, string a 6mm bead, leaving a 10cm tail. Loop through it once so you have thread running along one side of the bead. Tie your thread to the tail piece, creating a second piece of thread running alongside the bead. Double knot these together to secure. Try to position the knot so it sits at the hole of the bead and pass the needle back through the bead. You should now have a base thread running along each side of the bead, ready to add brick stitch to. String two rocailles and slide them down to the faceted bead. Pass your thread under one

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of the base threads. Then pass your needle back up the second of the two rocailles. Pull tight and the rocailles should sit side by side on the edge of the faceted bead. Pick up another rocaille and pass your needle under the same base thread and back up the new bead (see Fig 1, below). Repeat Step 3, adding one rocaille at a time around the faceted bead. When you reach the hole at the top of the bead, choose

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This brooch is intended as a bold piece to dress up any garment with some sparkle. As the 1940s moved away from the earlier Art Deco shapes, softer, curved lines became the fashion. Meanwhile, hard wartime living led to the increase of small but bold pieces.

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which side of thread to pass under. It doesn’t really matter as the bead will sit to cover the hole. When you’ve added enough rocailles to surround the faceted bead, join the first and last rocailles by looping through them (Fig 2). Start the next row by stringing two rocailles and passing under the thread bridge from Row 1, then pass your needle back up the second of the two rocailles (Fig 3). Continue as per Row 1, adding one rocaille at a time and passing under the thread bridges from Row 1 (never through the beads of Row 1). As this row is a larger ring, you may need to add extra beads. Just add

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two brick stitches to the same thread bridge. Finish this row by joining the first and last rocailles together again. Weave through your work to secure and trim off the thread ends. Repeat all the steps to make seven of these with the 6mm beads and one with the 15mm bead. When you do the larger one, ensure you begin with more thread. Continue with the thread from the large piece and attach each smaller beaded piece to the edge of the larger piece. Sew them together, ensuring you always pass the thread through the rocailles so you have no thread showing. I have attached each smaller piece to the

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big piece joining two rocailles from each, then missing one rocaille on the big piece before using the next two beads to add the next small piece. As the number of rocailles on your large piece may vary, you may need to miss two beads occasionally. Once all seven small pieces are added, stitch these together for strength, again using two beads from each piece. Sew the brooch piece onto the back, positioning this to one side of the large faceted bead (Fig 4).

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MATERIALS • gold Craft Factory rocailles • jet size 11 seed beads • 7 x topaz 6mm faceted glass beads • mahogany 15mm faceted glass bead • gold brooch pin • Nymo beading thread

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JEWELLERY VINTAGE LOOKS WHERE TO BUY All the materials used here are available from www.beadsbylili.com; 01249 651769

PEARL CHOKER

MEL BROOKE DESIGNER

TO CREATE Cut two 40cm lengths of monofilament. Take one strand and slide a calotte onto one end of the thread, then secure it inside the cup with a double knot or a crimp bead, trim the end and close the cup. Add three 4mm glass pearls, a 6mm glass pearl and an 8mm glass pearl. Continue by adding alternate 6mm and 8mm pearls until the strand is the desired length of choker to include three 4mm glass pearls plus a calotte on the end and allowing 1-2cm for adding the clasp components. Pull and secure the thread in the calotte cup with a

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double knot or crimp bead and trim the end. Take the second monofilament strand and add a calotte as in Step 1. Thread on the following sequence of beads: three 4mm glass pearls, a 6mm glass pearl, an 8mm glass pearl, a 6mm glass pearl, an 8mm glass pearl, a 6mm glass pearl, an 8mm glass pearl, a 10mm glass pearl. Making sure the second strand hangs slightly lower than the first, continue adding

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alternate 8mm and 10mm glass pearls until it is the desired length to include three 4mm glass pearls plus a calotte on the end as before (again allowing 1-2cm for clasp components). Pull and secure the thread in the calotte cup with a double knot or crimp bead and trim the end as before. Working directly from the reel of 0.6mm wire, grab the tip of the wire with round-nosed pliers and carefully coil the wire

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towards the thicker end of the barrel to create a ‘cone’ shape. When the cone is approximately 1cm long, cut the wire and neaten the end. Repeat to make another 14 or so wire cones. Slip a 6mm glass pearl onto a headpin and top with a wire cone. Make a loop on the top. Repeat until you have used all the wire cones. Thread one of the beaded cones onto a 7mm jump ring. Open a second 7mm jump

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Post-war jewellery of the 1940s was often a collaboration of creative vision on a shoestring budget. On the home front, for example, materials such as fuse wire and buttons were used to make brooches and bracelets, while in the cocktail set, diamanté replaced diamond and faux pearls took the place of the real thing. And yet the Hollywood starlets of the day wore the most glamorous figure-hugging, strapless gowns with chic updos and layer upon layer of jewellery, and it was here I took my inspiration for this project.

ring and add the cluster and three more beaded cones before closing. Now add three beaded cones to a 4mm jump ring and close it. Finally, open a new 7mm jump ring and add the large cluster, plus the small cluster. Just before closing it, position it between two pearls on the lower of the two necklace strands.

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20 x 10mm glass pearls 45 x 8mm glass pearls 40 x 6mm glass pearls 12 x 4mm glass pearls 4 x calottes trigger clasp 6 x 7mm jump rings 4mm jump ring monofilament thread 0.6mm wire headpins

TOOLS • round-nosed and chain-nosed pliers • scissors

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CBJ14 pp40 Designer Gallery_CBJ 29/03/2011 10:38 Page 40

DESIGNER GALLERY

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Each reader featured wins a jewellery kit kindly donated by The Bead Shop Scotland

www.beadshopscotland.co.uk Haddington 01620 822886 Edinburgh 0131 343 3222

Be inspired by these fabulous designs and send your own creations in to us – we’d love to see them

BLACK & WHITE NECKLACE BY ALISON BICKELL FROM DEVON MATERIALS • clear AB-coated acrylic beads (from www.snowfall-beads.com) • black 2mm acrylic beads (from www.snowfall-beads.com) • white & black swirl glass beads (from Ang’s Attic)

FLOWER CLUSTER BRACELET BY SARAH MARK FROM KENT MATERIALS • • • •

FLOWER BRACELET BY SAMANTHA MORRIS FROM CORNWALL MATERIALS • • • •

flower scrapbook charms (from HobbyCraft) pink AB crystal butterfly antique silver butterfly pink and purple bicones

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magnetic clasp silver headpins silver curb chain silver jump rings

Don’t be shy! Share your creations with us and you could see them on our gallery pages! To submit your work for publication either email an image to lindsey.hopkins@practicalpublishing.co.uk or send your project with a stamped addressed envelope for return to CB&J Gallery, Practical Publishing, Unit 1 Adlington Court, Adlington Business Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 4NL. Don’t forget to include a list of the materials you used.

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flower charms glass pearls Czech glass crystals round glass beads

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BIRTHSTONES MAY

emerald We continue our series on birthstone jewellery with a closer look at radiant green emerald

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a wrapped loop snug to the final silver bead, attaching it to an outer loop on the connector. Repeat with a second identical beaded ball headpin for the outer loop on the other side of the connector. Thread a final ball headpin with a silver bead, a silver teardrop bead, a silver bead, an emerald and a third silver bead. Create a wrapped loop in the headpin, hanging it from the central loop on the swirl connector before completing. Repeat the process to make a matching earring, remembering to flip the connector horizontally so that your earrings are symmetrical.

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EMERALD BIRTHSTONE FOR... May

SAID TO BESTOW: Understanding, foresight, patience

ABOUT THE STONE: Like aquamarine, emerald is a variety of the mineral beryl. It is one of the earth’s most highly prized gemstones. Oil is used

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JUDITH HANNINGTON DESIGNER

As well as being the birthstone for May, emerald is the traditional gemstone for the star sign of Cancer, making it a perfect gift for anyone whose birthday falls between around June 21st and July 22nd

to treat most stones to disguise their frequent imperfections and they are cut in a particular way to enhance their appearance and hide the flaws – this is known as the ‘emerald cut’, but is not restricted to this stone alone. Without these minor imperfections, it is almost impossible to identify a true emerald. To be classed as

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emerald, a stone must have a pure verdant green hue in a medium to dark tone – lighter stones are simply green beryl.

WHAT’S THE ALTERNATIVE? There is a second green stone, also associated with the month of May – chrysoprase. While the green colour

of emerald is due to the presence of chromium, chrysoprase gets its apple green colour from trace amounts of nickel. Chrysoprase, which is believed to bestow fertility and compassion, is the most valuable form of chalcedony, a variety of the mineral quartz.

MATERIALS • emerald rondelle beads • silver 2mm round beads • silver fine-gauge ball headpins • silver 0.4mm wire • sterling silver teardrop beads • silver swirl connectors • ball-and-loop ear studs

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MATERIALS • small chrysoprase nuggets • silver 2mm beads • silver 0.6mm wire • lobster clasp and extension chain • sea green 1mm cotton cord • 2mm crimp tubes • silver medium calottes

TOOLS

CHRYSOPRASE CLUSTER NECKLACE

• crimping pliers • round-nosed and chain-nosed pliers

wrapped chrysoprase beads, three silver beads, three wrapped beads, silver bead, plain chrysoprase bead, silver bead. Create a wrapped loop in the wire end. Create two beaded links with a wrapped loop at each end using a chrysoprase bead sandwiched between two silver beads. Attach these to the upper loop on your main beaded wire before wrapping the final loop on each link. Cut two identical lengths of cord. Slide a calotte onto the cord, followed by a crimp bead. Set the crimp then close the calotte over it. Repeat at each end of both cords. Use the calotte loops to attach one end of each cord to the beaded links on your necklace cluster and fix a lobster clasp and extension chain to the other ends.

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Without cutting the wire off the coil, thread on a chrysoprase bead, then make a short wrapped loop in the end of the wire. Slide the bead up to the wrapped section, then gently curl the coil of wire around the bead – about two complete rotations. Wrap the wire around the stem above the bead, just below the first wrapped loop. Cut the end short and squash it snug to the stem using pliers.

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Use round-nosed pliers to grasp the wire around the bead and give it a slight twist – do this at several points in the wire to draw it snug to the bead’s surface. Repeat to make seven of these wrapped bead components in total. Cut a 15cm length of wire and make a wrapped loop at one end, securing one of your wrapped chrysoprase beads into the loop before completing it. Now thread the following sequence of beads onto the wire: silver bead, three

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SHOPPING GUIDE

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20MM FOIL-LINED HEART BEAD

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PANDORA-STYLE BUMPY LAMPWORK BEADS Stockist: The Bead Shop Scotland www.beadshopscotland.co.uk Tel: 01620 822886 RRP: 50p each

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EMERALD 10MM SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS BICONES

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SMALL ACRYLIC ROSES Stockist: The Bead Shop Scotland www.beadshopscotland.co.uk Tel: 01620 822886 RRP: £1.50 for 10

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12MM PERIDOT EMERALD GREEN LENTIL BEADS Stockist: World of Beads www.worldofbeads.co.uk Tel: 01962 861255 RRP: 15p each

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6MM CZECH GLASS SNAIL BEADS Stockist: The Bead Store www.thebeadstore.co.uk Tel: 01726 844999 RRP: 6p each

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8MM EMERALD FIRE POLISHED FACETED BEADS Stockist: Shiney Co www.shineyrocks.co.uk Tel: 01225 332506 RRP: £3.75 for 25

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5X16MM CZECH GLASS DAGGER BEADS Stockist: The Bead Store www.thebeadstore.co.uk Tel: 01726 844999 RRP: 7p each

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LARGE ACRYLIC ROSE Stockist: The Bead Shop Scotland www.beadshopscotland.co.uk Tel: 01620 822886 RRP: £1.20

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CBJ14 pp46 Imports_Beading 29/03/2011 15:50 Page 46

J CASE IMPORTS

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JULISSA CASE DESIGNER

Showcase a feast of natural nuts and seeds with Julissa Case’s beautiful environmentally friendly necklace, ideal for casual everyday wear

ABOUT JULISSA… Julissa is a fashion designer and started beading three years ago. She has a business selling natural beads by internet and wholesale. She loves working with natural products such as tagua (vegetable ivory) and different natural seeds, helping promote the artisan crafts in South America.

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TO CREATE Thread a baby tagua nut to the middle of a 170cm length of black cord. Take a 170cm length of ivory cord and make a knot in both cords at one side of the tagua nut. Tie a knot in both cords at the other side of the nut to secure, so the ivory cord runs outside the bead. Leave a gap of 3cm on one side of the tagua, then tie a knot in both cords. Thread a black half pona bead onto the black cord and secure as before. Add a white frijol bead to the ivory cord and secure. Leave a 3cm gap, then tie a knot in both cords. Thread a choloque seed onto the black cord and secure as before. Leave a 2.5cm gap, then, using a separate 12cm length of black cord, attach it to both

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strands of the necklace with two overhand knots, leaving about 1cm free on one side. Thread a black carved pona onto the longer end, tying two knots in the cord to secure it. Leave a 2.5cm gap on the main necklace, then repeat using 12cm of ivory cord and a black pona bead. Leave a 2.5cm gap and tie a knot in both cords. Leave a 1cm gap and tie another knot. Thread an ivory tagua triangle onto the ivory cord and secure with a knot in both cords as before. Leave a 2.5cm gap, then tie on a 15cm

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Thread an ivory carved pona bead onto the ivory cord and knot to secure as before. Leave 2.5cm and tie on a 10cm piece of ivory cord with two overhand knots. Leave 2.5cm and attach one ivory and one black acai with a 15cm length of black cord as before. Leave a 2.5cm gap and tie a knot in both cords. Thread an ivory half pona onto the ivory cord and knot to secure. Leave 2.5cm and tie a black tagua nugget onto both strands using a 10cm length of ivory cord,. Leave 2.5cm and knot a 12cm length of black cord to both strands. Thread a Dalmatian bead onto the longer end and secure. To finish, tie both ends of the necklace together with two overhand knots.

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piece of black cord with two overhand knots, this time ensuring the ends are the same length. Thread a jupati bead onto each side and knot both cord ends to secure. Leave a 2.5cm gap, then attach a 10cm piece of black cord to both strands of the necklace using a lark’s head knot. Leave another 2.5cm gap. Cut a 12cm length of ivory cord, thread on a Dalmatian bead and make a single knot to secure it centrally. Attach it to both cords of the necklace with two overhand knots. After 2.5cm tie a knot in both cords, thread a black huayruro bead onto the black cord and knot again to secure. Leave a 2.5cm gap and

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attach two Dalmatian beads with 15cm of ivory cord, as you did with the jupati seeds. Leave 2.5cm, tie a knot, thread an ivory pona onto the ivory cord and knot to secure. Now working from the other side of the baby tagua, leave a 3cm gap and tie on a single Dalmatian with a 12cm length of black cord as before. Leave 2.5cm, tie a knot in both cords, thread a black pona onto the black cord and tie another knot. Leave 2.5cm and repeat with an ivory tagua nugget on the ivory cord. After 2.5cm, tie on a Dalmatian bead as before using 12cm of ivory cord. Repeat with black cord after another 2.5cm. Leave a 2.5cm gap and tie a knot in both cords. Leave 2cm and tie a knot in both cords. Thread a black tagua triangle onto the black cord and knot to secure.

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MATERIALS • black baby tagua nut • 7 x Dalmatian seeds (1-hole) • white frijol seed • 2 x jupati seeds • ivory carved pona seed • black carved pona seed • 2 x black pona seeds • ivory pona seed • black half pona seed • ivory half pona seed • black tagua nut triangle • ivory tagua nut triangle • black huayruro seed • black acai seed • ivory acai seed • black tagua nut nugget • ivory tagua nut nugget • black waxed cotton cord • ivory waxed cotton cord

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WEDDING SEASON SPECIAL

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The flowers and sunshine of late spring are here, and with them the start of the UK's traditional wedding season. We may not have invitations to the Royal celebrations, but most of us will be looking forward to a friend or relative's big day – and with that excitement comes the quest for the perfect outfit and just the right jewellery to finish it off. We asked a team of talented designers to create the ideal pieces to wear to any wedding, whether it's a modern, minimalist ceremony or a full-blown fairytale extravaganza. So whether you'll be dancing in a garden marquee or sipping champagne at an elegant evening dinner, you'll find plenty of inspiration...

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WEDDING SEASON SPECIAL COPPER FLOWER TIARA by Rachel Bland, The Bead Shop (Nottingham)

MATERIALS • gold-plated Alice band • gold-plated 0.4mm wire • 2 x Trinity Brass Co Vintage Patina Blooming Tulips • 15 x Light Metallic Gold 4mm Swarovski Elements Xilion beads • 6 x Mocca 4mm Swarovski Elements Xilion beads • 10 x Smoked Topaz 4mm Swarovski Elements Xilion beads • 7 x Golden Shadow 4mm Swarovski Elements Xilion beads • Light Colorado Topaz 8mm Swarovski Elements Xilion bead • Mocca 8mm Swarovski Elements round bead • Light Colorado Topaz 8mm Swarovski Elements round bead • 6 x Bright Gold 4mm Swarovski Elements crystal pearls • 4 x Copper 4mm Swarovski Elements crystal pearls • 7 x Deep Brown 4mm Swarovski Elements crystal pearls • 3 x Copper 6mm Swarovski Elements crystal pearls • 4 x Gold 8mm Swarovski Elements crystal pearls • Copper 8mm Swarovski Elements crystal pearl • Copper 12mm Swarovski Elements crystal pearl

T0OLS • chain-nosed and flatnosed pliers • bail-making pliers • side cutters

TO CREATE Cut a 30cm length of wire, thread on a bead, fold the wire over and, at the point where the wire crosses, grip with pliers and twist the bead, leaving a 10cm tail. Attach the shorter end of the wire to the band by wrapping it round. Using the longer end, make more twists, anchoring the wire around the band after each twist. Continue adding twists to the band until the first third is filled. Create twists at different heights

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and manipulate the twist once anchored to add interest. Using bail-making pliers, gently unfold the petals of the tulip pieces. Shape the ends of the petals so they turn up (this will also make the piece more comfortable to wear). Cut a new length of wire and add an 8mm bead. Twist the wire a few times then thread both ends of the wire through the two shaped tulip pieces, one on top of the other. Use the wires coming out from the tulip to secure it to the band. Starting at the opposite end to the flower, anchor a length of wire to the band and thread on 4mm beads, one at a time. Position the beads

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so that they sit on top of the band and wrap the wire around the band after each bead to secure. Continue with this method until you are roughly 4cm from the tulip. Start to use larger beads to build up the design. Cut a new piece of wire to create a ‘flower’. Thread on a larger pearl or crystal, then a seed bead, now thread back through the larger bead. Repeat until you have three or four ‘petals’, then secure the flower to the band and tweak all the petals and branches until you are happy with their position.

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VINTAGE -STYLE FLORAL NECKLACE by Lisa Borland, Adorabubble Jewellery

MATERIALS • Lucite flower cabochon – I used a powder blue chrysanthemum • brass stamping • 13 x Bronze 6mm Swarovski pearls • 8 x Blue Green Opal 4mm Swarovski bicones • 5 x Turquoise 6mm Swarovski bicones • 7 x turquoise 4x6mm Czech crystal rondelles • brass lobster clasp • brass chain • 10 x brass eyepins • 8 x brass jump rings • 3 x brass headpins

TOOLS • round-nosed and flatnosed pliers • side cutters • E6000 adhesive

TO CREATE Glue the Lucite cabochon securely to the brass stamping using E6000. While the glue is drying, begin to make the links by adding a pearl, a rondelle and then another pearl to an eyepin. Using roundnosed pliers, bend the eyepin 45°, then twist it back to make a loop. Repeat until you have six links. Repeat Step 2 to make four links, each with a 4mm Swarovski bicone followed by a 6mm bicone, then another 4mm bicone. Open two jump rings and attach one

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FLOATING PEARL BRACELET by Tracey McPherson, Brilliant Beads

MATERIALS • approx 35 x assorted glass pearls and crystals, varying in size from 5-10mm • 2m clear 0.014” illusion cord • 2 x 2.5mm crimp tubes • 2 x large calottes • 2 x jump rings • fastener

TOOLS • round-nosed and chainnosed pliers • side cutters • dark-coloured bead mat

TO CREATE Cut five 16” lengths of illusion cord. Secure one end to a calotte bead. To do

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at each side of the top of the brass stamping. Starting with the left side, pick up a pearl link from Step 2, attach it to the jump ring and close the ring. Do the same on the right side. On each side, open the free loop and attach a crystal link from Step 3. Close securely. Open the top loop on the crystal link and add another pearl link on each side. Close the loop on the crystal link and open the top loop on the pearl link. Continue adding the links to each side, alternating the crystals with the pearls, until all the links are attached. Open two more jump rings and attach them

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this, first thread your calotte and a large 2.5mm crimp tube onto all five strands. Secure the cords in the crimp tube with chain-nosed pliers.

Working with one strand at a time, thread on your first bead and place it approximately 1cm from the calotte. Take the thread back round

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just add a few more beads. Add a calotte and crimp as in Step 2. Attach jump rings to both sides and a fastener. Finally, add an extension chain if required.

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WEDDING SEASON SPECIAL

evening extravagance LAVENDAR TIARA by Rachel Bland, The Bead Shop (Nottingham)

MATERIALS • silver-plated Alice band • silver-plated 0.4mm wire • 31 x Provence Lavender 4mm Swarovski Elements Xilion beads • 10 x White Opal 8mm Swarovski Elements Xilion beads • 30 x Lavender 4mm Swarovski Elements crystal pearls • 20 x Lavender 6mm Swarovski Elements crystal pearls • 6 x antique silver Trinity Brass Co filigree leaf • 4 x Lavender 12mm Swarovski Elements crystal pearls

TOOLS • chain-nosed and flatnosed pliers • side cutters

TO CREATE Cut a 30cm length of wire and, starting with the smallest beads, thread on a bead and position it in the middle of the wire. Thread both ends of the wire through another small bead. Thread a slightly larger bead onto one of the ends of wire and position it next to the other beads. Use the other piece of wire to wrap over the bead and make a couple of twists after it to secure. Repeat this method, alternating the end of wire that you thread the bead onto and using progressively larger beads, until you have a 6cm length. Make more pieces like this in various lengths from 3-6cm.

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piece by making flower shapes. Create flowers by threading a large crystal onto a piece of wire, followed by a pearl, then passing back through the larger bead. Repeat until you have 3-4 ‘petals’, then secure the flower to the band. Add the leaves in randomly at this point by threading them onto the wire, then folding the wire back over and making a couple of twists. Anchor the wire to the band after every leaf.

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PURPLE TWIST EARRINGS by Pauline Guerin, Purple Princess Designs

MATERIALS • 2 x Purple Velvet 6mm crystals • 2 x Tanzanite 6mm crystals • 4 x Purple Velvet 4mm crystals • 4 x Tanzanite 4mm crystals • 4 x silver 2” headpins • silver fish-hook ear wires or posts • 2 x silver 5mm jump rings

TOOLS • round-nosed and flat-nosed pliers • side cutters

TO CREATE Thread a 6mm Purple Velvet crystal followed by a 6mm Tanzanite crystal into a headpin. Place round-nosed pliers in a horizontal position

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WEDDING SEASON SPECIAL PEARL CLUSTER NECKLACE

pin to secure. Repeat to create around 20 assorted beaded headpins. Cut a five-link length of large curb chain and attach four head pins to each link (I find it easier to open the chain link, add two headpins to each side of the chain, then fasten it back onto the next link). See how your cluster looks and add in extra beaded pins if required. Take your two lengths of oval-link chain and fasten them separately to create a loop – this is the main part of your necklace. Open the top link on your cluster and attach it to the bottom of the two chains.

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by Donna McKean Smith, Riverside Beads

MATERIALS • 20 x silver-plated short headpins • 15 x assorted 8mm and 10mm glass pearls • 5 x 6x8mm crystals • large curb chain • 60cm silver-plated small oval-link chain • 60cm silverplated patterned oval-link chain

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TO CREATE Thread a bead onto a headpin and make a loop in the top of the

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nosed pliers to grip the wire above the crystals, keeping the pliers horizontal. Twist the wire away from you, and bring it back under the pliers – again, leave at an angle. Turn a simple loop in the end of the headpin. Open a 5mm jump ring and thread the loops onto it. Take note of which side the

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longer dangle rests. Thread on your earring finding before closing the jump ring securely. Repeat for the other earring, ensuring that the longer dangle rests in the same position (ie. further from or close to the ear) as on the first earring. Whilst the earrings should match, they do not have to be identical as this adds to their interest.

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WEDDING SEASON SPECIAL CRYSTAL CLUSTER BRACELET by Claire Ennis, Claire’s Crystal Classics

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MATERIALS • 48 x assorted Fuchsia, Rose, Cyclamen Opal and Rose Water Opal 4mm Swarovski bicones • 12 x assorted Fuchsia, Rose and Rose Water Opal • 6mm Swarovski bicones • 5 x sterling silver wavy spacers (from www.palmermetals.co.uk) • 2 x sterling silver 2mm crimps • sterling silver heart charm (from www.lavidalerie.com) • 12 x sterling silver 2mm beadlets • sterling silver heart toggle clasp (from www.palmermetals.co.uk) • 12 x sterling silver 6mm jump rings • 60 x sterling silver 1½” ball headpins • 0.18” Tigertail beading wire • 2 x wire guardians

TOOLS • round-nosed and chainnosed pliers • side cutters

TO CREATE Start by cutting the required length of Tigertail – I used around 8”; the average bracelet measures 7½” including the clasp, and any excess wire can be removed later. String on a wavy silver spacer and place it in the centre of your Tigertail. Continue by adding a silver 2mm ball followed by a 4mm Swarovski bicone, a 6mm bicone, another 4mm bicone and another 2mm silver ball. Continue this pattern until you have six sets of crystals within the bracelet. Attach one end of the bracelet to the toggle clasp – place a crimp on the end of your Tigertail followed by a wire guardian, then thread the wire through the end of the

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clasp and down through the wire guardian and crimp (I often go down through a bead too to make it more secure). Press your crimp to secure with chain-nosed pliers. Repeat for the other end of the clasp. Thread four 4mm bicones in various colours and one 6mm bicone onto headpins. Create a turned wrapped loop by bending each headpin at 90° with chain-nosed pliers a fraction above the bead to avoid breaking any beads. Using round-nosed pliers, make a loop and wrap the excess wire round the base of the loop. Make

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12 sets of these crystal clusters. You will need 12 6mm jump rings. Open one and place it one side of the 6mm crystal, add two 4mm crystals, a 6mm crystal and the remaining two 4mm crystals, and close the jump ring. Repeat, making a cluster on each side of the 6mm crystals already strung on the bracelet. To finish, add a charm of your choice, using a jump ring to attach it to the ring component of the toggle clasp.

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FEATHER FASCINATOR by Tracey McPherson, Brilliant Beads

MATERIALS • silver-plated tiara headband • silver-plated 28-gauge wire • 7 x white feathers • 12 x crystal AB 8mm bicones • 10 x pink 8mm glass pearls

TOOLS • side cutters

TO CREATE Cut 1m of wire and attach seven white feathers to the side of the headband, wrapping one end of the wire round the base of the feathers and

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the band around six times. Pull to secure. Thread a pink 8mm glass pearl bead onto the wire, around 5cm from the tiara band. Hold the bead in place and twist the wire down towards the headband. Repeat this process with all the pink glass pearl beads. You can vary the lengths slightly. Repeat Step 2 with six of the 8mm crystal bicones. Thread on another six crystals and wrap directly around the central area where you first wrapped the feathers. Secure the wire to finish.

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WEDDING SEASON SPECIAL IVORY HEART PENDANT by Heidi Summers, Riverside Beads

MATERIALS • shell heart pendant • gold-plated 9mm jump ring • gold-plated headpins • padlock heart charm • small shell chips • small cream seed beads • 10mm organza ribbon • Tigertail beading wire • box closure • crimp beads • oval jump rings • lobster claw clasp

TOOLS • side cutters • scissors

TO CREATE Cut a length of Tigertail of approximately 60cm and thread on a selection of shell chips and seed beads to your required length. Cut a length of ribbon the same length as your beaded piece, hold the two together and tie the ribbon round the Tigertail at the end.

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Put the end of the ribbon and Tigertail into the box closure, add a crimp bead onto the Tigertail and crimp, then fold the box closure over the end of the ribbon and beading wire with the crimp bead inside the box closure. You may wish to add a drop of glue to secure. Finish the fastening with oval jump rings and a lobster claw fastening. To finish the pendant take a selection of seed beads and shell chips and create two beaded headpins. Take the headpins and heart padlock charm and add them to the 9mm jump ring. Attach the jump ring to the pendant and close the jump ring around the centre of the ribbon and beaded necklace to finish.

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WEDDING SEASON SPECIAL

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CHIC ROMANCE BRACELET by Juliet Browse, Spoilt Rotten Beads

MATERIALS • 8 x black onyx faceted coins • silver-plated charm holder • 5 x silver-plated S-tube beads • 13 x silverplated 3mm round beads • 2 x silver-plated 4mm round beads • 2 x Eiffel Tower charms • 2 x silverplated headpins • silverplated heart charm • 6 x silver-plated jump rings • silver-plated split ring • 1mm Stretch Magic bead cord • silver-plated fine curb chain • silver-plated non-tarnish 0.6mm wire • silver-plated toggle clasp

TOOLS • round-nosed and flatnosed pliers • GS Hypo Cement glue • scissors

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TO CREATE This is actually two separate bracelets designed to be worn together. To make the first bracelet, begin by cutting a 26cm length of Stretch Magic. Starting with a 4mm silver bead, a black onyx coin and a 3mm silver bead, thread the beads onto the elastic in the order shown. You will finish with the charm holder – this is important since the knot will be hidden inside this bead. Tie a double knot in the Stretch

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Magic, secure with a dab of Hypo Cement and leave to dry. While the glue is drying, thread a black onyx coin onto a headpin and use round-nosed pliers to create a wrapped loop in the pin. Thread this black onyx charm, an Eiffel Tower charm and a heart charm onto jump rings and attach these to the charm holder. Check the glue is dry and trim off any excess elastic.

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To make the second bracelet, start by cutting four 4cm lengths of fine curb chain and three 5cm lengths of 0.6mm wire. Make a wirewrapped loop at one end of a piece of wire, incorporating the end link of a length of chain. Thread a 3mm round bead into the wire and make another wrapped loop at the other end, again incorporating a length of chain. Continue until you have linked all four pieces of the

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chain together. Add the ring component of the clasp to one end of the chain using an open jump ring. Add the bar of the clasp to the other end with the split ring. Finally, add all the charms to the split ring using the remaining jump rings and a headpin (you will need to thread the black onyx coin onto the pin and use round-nosed pliers to create a wire-wrapped loop).

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WEDDING SEASON SPECIAL

FELT FLOWER BROOCH by Donna McKean Smith, Riverside Beads

MATERIALS • large and small felt flowers • silver-plated 0.9mm wire • silver-plated 0.5mm wire • brooch pin • shell pieces • freshwater pearls or 6mm glass pearls

TOOLS • side cutters • large needle or similar • fast-tack glue

TO CREATE Pierce a hole through the centre of your felt flower. Cut 20” of 0.9mm wire and thread on a shell shape. Leaving 1½” of wire at the end, fold the wire onto the back of the shell, then join both wires to meet at the end of the shell and twist together once. Thread the next shell onto the wire and repeat

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the technique for each of the shells in turn. Bring the tails of wire together and thread them through the hole in the felt flower and through the holes in the brooch pin, folding them tightly onto the pin and trimming as necessary. Take a length of 0.5mm wire, hold one end and wrap the other under and around the shells to secure. Trim the excess short end of wire, thread a selection of small pearls onto the longer end and twist to hide the wire underneath. Finish by wrapping the wire back under the shells to secure, then cut off the spare wire and tuck the ends under the shell. To finish your piece, take a small felt flower and glue it onto the pin at the back to hide the wirework.

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WEDDING SEASON SPECIAL LOOPS NECKLACE by Mel Brooke, Beads by Lili

MATERIALS • apple green, dark green, aqua and dark blue large flat glass ovals • large fancy oval chain • eyepins • toggle clasp • 7mm jump rings • 10mm jump rings • 16mm jump rings

TOOLS • round-nosed pliers • 2 x chain-nosed pliers • side cutters

TO CREATE Thread each of the large flat glass ovals onto an eyepin and make a loop the same size on the other side. Use round-nosed pliers to open the connectors on the chain so you can

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separate off a five-link and an eight-link length. Add a 7mm jump ring directly to each end of the five-link chain and a 10mm jump ring to each end of the eight-link chain. Begin to build the necklace by using a 7mm jump ring to attach half of the toggle clasp to a 16mm jump ring. Then use a 7mm jump ring to attach that directly to a single large link from the chain, and another 7mm jump ring to connect that to a

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16mm jump ring. Connect the eightlink length of chain to the 16mm jump ring with the 10mm jump ring already on the end. Connect the five-link length of chain to the same 16mm jump ring with the 7mm jump ring already on the end. Link both lengths of chain together on the other side, copying the sequence of jump rings and chains until you attach the second half of the toggle clasp. The middle of the necklace is made up as follows, starting at

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the first link of the eight-link length of chain: connector, 16mm jump ring, connector, large link, connector, 16mm jump ring (add the aqua bead to the 16mm jump ring at this stage so it hangs down), connector, large link, connector, 16mm jump ring, connector (attaching this to the eighth link on the chain). Use a couple of connectors to add a large link ‘drop’ to the two

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large links in the middle row. Make a second middle row as follows, again starting at the first link in the eight-link chain: 7mm jump ring, 10mm jump ring, 16mm jump ring, 7mm jump ring, 10mm jump ring, dark green oval, 10mm jump ring, 7mm jump ring, 16mm jump ring, 10mm jump ring, 7mm jump ring,

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WEDDING SEASON SPECIAL apple green oval, 7mm jump ring, 10mm jump ring, 16mm jump ring, 7mm jump ring, 10mm jump ring, dark blue oval, 10mm jump ring, 7mm jump ring, 16mm jump ring, 10mm jump ring, 7mm jump ring (attaching this to the eighth link on the chain). Under the aqua oval, use a 7mm jump ring to connect

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two 10mm jump rings, each with a 7mm jump ring that then attaches it to the 16mm jump rings on either side of the apple green oval. Finally, use 7mm jump rings to connect the 10mm jump rings at the tops of the dark green and dark blue ovals to the 16mm jump rings on the first and eighth links of the eight-link chain length.

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JEWELLERY MACRAMÉ

the magic of macramé

Discover how simple it can be to create beautiful, ‘earthy’ macramé jewellery with Ana Baird’s brilliant introduction to the art of knotting

ANA BAIRD DESIGNER

ABOUT ANA… Ana started jewellery making as a hobby while studying at university in South America for her teaching degree. Her designs have gone from simple stringing to more elaborate wirework, macramé and beadwork, and her jewellery is influenced by her Peruvian roots, nature and everyday items. Last year Ana, who is now resident in Northern Ireland, created Latin Beads (www.latinbeads.com), a website to sell her handmade jewellery. She actively participates in the Northern Ireland Beaders Guild as part of the committee. She also updates her blog regularly with her latest jewellery creations.

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MATERIALS LOOPY EARRINGS BEFORE YOU START Step-by-step guides to most of the basic knots used in macramé are included in this feature. Once you master these knots, there are endless possibilities to combine them and create outstanding jewellery. It is easier to learn using two different coloured cords to help you see the way each knot is looped and entwined. While you are experimenting, it is very handy to use a

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cork board and pins to secure the ends of your cords, but any sturdy surface you can attach pins to will work – even a pillow! The cords you use to knot (sometimes called working or knotting cords) always have to be longer than the ones in the middle (known as anchor or filler cords) – it’s better to finish with extra cord than to run out in the middle of a project!

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lilac satin cord jump rings silver end fastener 2 x tanzanite 8x6mm donut crystals • 6 x purple bicones • 8 x clear 4mm crystals • headpins

TOOLS TO CREATE Cut two 22cm lengths of satin cord. Attach the end fastener at one end. Tie a few alternating half hitch knots until the section is long enough to create a small loop. Attach another end fastener, then connect the two ends to the earring wire

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• round-nosed, flat-nosed and chain-nosed pliers • side cutters • scissors

using a jump ring. Embellish with three rows of dangling beads, created by turning plain loops in beaded headpins and eyepins as shown. Repeat to create the matching earring.

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HALF HITCH KNOT Tie a lark’s head knot. The cord on the left (shown in green) will be your knotting cord. Place the left cord over and under the right cord (shown in grey) to create a loop.

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ALTERNATING HALF HITCH Tie a half hitch knot as described using the left cord. Now switch cords; the left cord becomes the holding cord and the right (grey) cord the knotting cord. Tie a

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knot using the right cord over and under the left one. Switch cords again and tie another knot using the left cord this time. Continue knotting, always alternating the cords.

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Pull taut to secure the knot. Tie another knot by placing the left cord over the right one again and going under the right one. Repeat to create a chain of knots.

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LARK’S HEAD KNOT Fold the cord in half to create a loop. Place the loop under your holding cord or wire. Take the ends of the cord together through the loop. Pull the ends taut to secure the knot.

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Pandora-style beads are great to use with thicker cords like satin cord or rattail – as the holes are larger on these beads, more strands will go through together. A dab of PVA glue on satin cord ends will stop them fraying

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For more information and inspirational designs, I would recommend reading Beaded Macramé Jewellery by Sherri Haab, Micro Macramé Beaded Jewellery by Annika deGroot and Micro Macramé Jewellery by Suzen Millodot. You can also find out more on my blog at anabaird.blogspot.com

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A bead reamer will neaten and enlarge bead holes, and is a handy tool when making macramé jewellery

A KNOTTED HISTORY Macramé – the art of knotting – dates back to the 13th century in Arabia. The Arab artisans used it to decorate a whole variety of things. It was also used by Ancient Egyptians, Chinese and Peruvians. The Spanish word macramé is derived

from the Arabic ‘migramah’, meaning ‘fringe’. Macramé was brought to Spain after the Moorish Conquest around 711AD and spread through Europe into countries like Italy, France and England. Macramé became the favourite leisure activity among sailors because

it could be easily done on board. They then sold and traded their creations when they landed, spreading this art to the New World. Macramé was very popular in the Victorian era but interest in it waned before it regained popularity in the 1970s,

particularly among American hippies who loved its earthy look. The recent resurgence of this trend, in the form of maxi dresses, ‘gypsy’ styles and the popularity of fabrics and natural materials in accessories, has notably brought macramé back into use in fashion

jewellery. Hemp cord is the traditional choice for macramé but there is a wide selection of thread and cords – even wire – you can use instead. Depending on the knot or the design, some materials may be more suitable than others.

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JEWELLERY MACRAMÉ 1

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HALF HITCH KNOT Tie a lark’s head knot. The cord on the left (shown in green) will be your knotting cord. Place the left cord over and under the right cord (shown in grey) to create a loop.

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ALTERNATING HALF HITCH Tie a half hitch knot as described using the left cord. Now switch cords; the left cord becomes the holding cord and the right (grey) cord the knotting cord. Tie a

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knot using the right cord over and under the left one. Switch cords again and tie another knot using the left cord this time. Continue knotting, always alternating the cords.

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Pull taut to secure the knot. Tie another knot by placing the left cord over the right one again and going under the right one. Repeat to create a chain of knots.

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LARK’S HEAD KNOT Fold the cord in half to create a loop. Place the loop under your holding cord or wire. Take the ends of the cord together through the loop. Pull the ends taut to secure the knot.

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Pandora-style beads are great to use with thicker cords like satin cord or rattail – as the holes are larger on these beads, more strands will go through together. A dab of PVA glue on satin cord ends will stop them fraying

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A bead reamer will neaten and enlarge bead holes, and is a handy tool when making macramé jewellery

A KNOTTED HISTORY Macramé – the art of knotting – dates back to the 13th century in Arabia. The Arab artisans used it to decorate a whole variety of things. It was also used by Ancient Egyptians, Chinese and Peruvians. The Spanish word macramé is derived

from the Arabic ‘migramah’, meaning ‘fringe’. Macramé was brought to Spain after the Moorish Conquest around 711AD and spread through Europe into countries like Italy, France and England. Macramé became the favourite leisure activity among sailors because

it could be easily done on board. They then sold and traded their creations when they landed, spreading this art to the New World. Macramé was very popular in the Victorian era but interest in it waned before it regained popularity in the 1970s,

particularly among American hippies who loved its earthy look. The recent resurgence of this trend, in the form of maxi dresses, ‘gypsy’ styles and the popularity of fabrics and natural materials in accessories, has notably brought macramé back into use in fashion

jewellery. Hemp cord is the traditional choice for macramé but there is a wide selection of thread and cords – even wire – you can use instead. Depending on the knot or the design, some materials may be more suitable than others.

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JEWELLERY MACRAMÉ SYMPHONY BRACELET intermediate

TO CREATE Cut two 1m lengths and two 40cm lengths of cord. Add a dab of PVA glue to the ends and leave them to dry for a few minutes. Hold the cords together, keeping the shorter ones in the centre, and attach the end fastener to the cord ends. Tie 10 square knots followed by seven half knots. Thread two clear crystals onto

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headpins and create a loop in the end of each pin. Thread these headpins onto the middle cords and tie another three half knots. Thread a donut crystal onto the third strand and tie another three half knots. Thread a purple bicone bead and a clear crystal onto headpins and create a loop in the end of each pin. Thread these beaded headpins onto the middle cords and tie three more half knots. Continue in this way until you have added three donut crystals, six clear crystals and two purple bicones.

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MATERIALS • lavender waxed cotton cord • 3 x tanzanite 8x6mm donut crystal • 3 x purple bicones • 7 x clear 4mm crystals • headpins • lobster clasp

• silver end fastener • extension chain

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the next two (central) cords and under the right (grey) cord. Bring the right cord under the central

Use two strands and tie two lark’s head knots. Place the left (green) cord over

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SQUARE KNOT (FLAT KNOT) Repeat the process described in Steps 1-3 of the half knot to tie the first part of this knot. Tie a second half knot starting with the right (green) cord instead; place it over

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TOOLS • round-nosed, flat-nosed and chain-nosed pliers • side cutters • scissors

Tie seven half knots, followed by another 10 square knots. At this point you can check the length of the bracelet and tie

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cords and through the loop formed by the left cord. Pull taut to secure the knot.

more square knots as needed to fit your wrist. Trim all the cords short, about 1cm from the last knot, and attach the end fastener.

Add the lobster clasp, then embellish the extension chain with a bicone and a clear crystal, and attach it to the other end fastener.

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the central cords and under the left (grey) one. Use the left cord to go under the central cord and through the loop formed by the right cord. Pull taut to secure the knot. Repeat the process to create a chain of square knots.

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JEWELLERY MACRAMÉ

DELILAH NECKLACE

The central knotting feature of this necklace can become a bracelet if you add more Josephine knots

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MATERIALS • lavender waxed cotton cord • lilac satin cord • 5 x tanzanite 8x6mm donut crystals • 6 x purple bicones • 8 x clear 4mm crystals • jump rings • headpins • eyepins • silver end fasteners • lobster clasp • extension chain

TOOLS • round-nosed, flat-nosed and chain-nosed pliers • side cutters • scissors

JOSEPHINE KNOT Tie a lark’s head knot. Make a loop using the left (green) cord. Place the right (grey) cord over the loop

TO CREATE Cut a 2.6m length of cotton cord and 1.2m length of satin cord. Attach an end fastener using chainnosed pliers, trying to keep the satin cords between the cotton ones (adding a dab of PVA glue to each cord end and letting them dry for a few minutes helps to stiffen them). Use the longer cotton cords to make plenty of half knots – I have used

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another six headpins. Thread an eyepin, with a clear crystal, a donut and another clear crystal. Use round-nosed pliers to create a loop in each of the pins. Using jump rings, attach the beaded headpins to the Josephine knots in the sequence shown. Make the central dangle longer using a beaded eyepin.

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Tie as many half knots as you did for the first side of the necklace to create a similar ‘strap’. Once finished, trim the ends short and add a dab of PVA to stiffen them. Attach the end fastener. Thread a donut crystal onto an eyepin and connect it to the extension chain. Attach the beaded chain and lobster clasp to the end fasteners using jump rings.

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WHERE TO BUY The cords, beads and findings used here are available from www.thesouthamptonbeadshop.co.uk, www.spellboundbead.co.uk and www.totallybeads.co.uk

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COMPETITION

WIN! e have six fabulous prize sets to give away this issue, courtesy of craft tool specialist Dremel, guaranteed to set you up with top-quality tools for creating your own fabulous jewellery. Each lucky winner will receive: VersaTip – used for a wide variety of heat

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For your chance to win a set of these must-have tools from Dremel, send your name, address and email on a postcard to CB&J14 Dremel, Practical Publishing, Unit 1 Adlington Court, Adlington Business Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 4NL to arrive by 12th May 2011. NB: By entering this competition, you accept that your details may be passed on to a third party.

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3 WAYS CHALLENGE

the bead

We asked a trio of talented designers to get busy with the same selection of beads – with delightfully different results!

challenge THIS ISSUE’S BEADS...

…are a head-turning mix of seriously chunky, geometric acrylic beads in always-popular turquoise, purple and blue, and co-ordinating smaller beads and seed beads. All the beads featured were supplied by Empire Beads (www.empirebeads.co.uk)

LINDSEY SAYS…

LINDSEY HOPKINS DESIGNER

These beads make for great everyday pieces that would work with all the striking peacock colours. Big beads require big pieces, so my bold statement necklace really shouts out! I’m always a fan of bag charms – they’re so perfect for adding a personal touch to an ordinary handbag. A bag pin was one of the first items I made and I still have the original on my bag now!

TWISTED NECKLACE

TO CREATE Tie a knot in the end of a long length of cotton and feed on 30 seed beads in mixed colours. Attach a round acrylic bead and another 30 seed beads. Repeat until the desired length of necklace is created. Secure a second length of cotton to the starting end and feed purple seed beads onto it. Twist this strand around the first beaded length and feed the cotton through the acrylic bead. Repeat until the full length of the necklace features twisted purple seed beads, and tie the cotton in a knot.

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MATERIALS • Bead Challenge bead mix • cotton

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3 WAYS CHALLENGE BOLD CORD NECKLACE TO CREATE Tie two long lengths of cord together and feed one through an acrylic bead. Tie both cord lengths together on the other side of the bead. Repeat this process with a mix of acrylic beads until the desired necklace length is achieved. Knot the cord ends together to finish.

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MATERIALS • Bead Challenge bead mix • cord

TOOLS • scissors

BAG PIN TO CREATE Attach eyepins through three pale blue and six purple rectangular beads, six blue circular beads and three chips. Create a bead chain by attaching two purple and a pale blue rectangular bead together as shown, then connecting them to the safety pin. Add a circular bead to the top of the structure, and also between the purple and pale blue rectangle beads. Attach a chip to the jump rings between the pairs of two purple rectangular beads.

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MATERIALS • Bead Challenge bead mix • large safety pin • jump rings • eyepins

TOOLS • round-nosed and flat-nosed pliers

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3 WAYS CHALLENGE

SU PENNICK DESIGNER

SU SAYS… The resin beads are beautiful colours – my favourites, purple and turquoise. Being so large and flat they are a blank canvas just crying out for embellishment. Stamping provides a great background for the seed beads and wire. There are just so many ways of adding to these great blocks of resin.

NATURE STAMPED NECKLACE TO CREATE Use an opaque white inkpad to stamp flowers onto one side (and the corresponding edges) of a rectangular and a circular blue resin bead. Leave to dry. Add a dot of strong glue to the centre of each of the flowers and sprinkle with clear seed beads. Shake off any excess beads and leave to dry. Place the filigree butterfly onto the face of the rectangular bead and bend the overlapping areas around the edges using nylon-jaw pliers. Glue in place. Flatten a bead cap with nylon-jaw pliers and bend it

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Thread a seed bead onto a headpin, followed by the resin dime and a second seed bead. Trim the wire and form a loop. Form a loop in the end of a length of 0.8mm wire and thread on the rectangular bead. Trim the wire and form

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around the bottom edge of the dime-shaped resin bead, ensuring that one of the holes within the bead cap lines up with the hole through the bead. Glue in place.

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another loop, enclosing the middle link of your chain (cut to your desired length). Attach the two resin beads together with a jump ring. Add a spot of glue to the top of the hole through each resin bead to stop it rotating around the wire when worn. Attach a lobster clasp fastener to the end of the chain to finish.

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• Bead Challenge bead mix • antique silver filigree butterfly • antique silver 14mm bead cap • antique silver Blue Moon chain • Autumn Leaves Fine and Dandy clear stamps • white opaque StãzOn inkpad • silver headpin • silver 0.8mm wire • silver 5mm jump ring • silver lobster clasp • strong glue

TOOLS • round-nosed and chain-nosed pliers • nylon-jaw pliers • wire cutters


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3 WAYS CHALLENGE TO CREATE Form a double loop in the end of a 20cm length of 0.6mm silver wire. Thread the wire down through a resin rectangle, fold it back up over the front of the rectangle and thread it back down again through the bead. Fold the wire over the front of the bead again and this time thread it with three seed beads and a heart charm. Firmly hold the seed beads towards the bottom of the wire and the charm in the middle as you thread the wire down though the bead again. Fold the wire over the front of the rectangle for the third

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MATERIALS • Bead Challenge bead mix • antique silver 14mm bead cap • Autumn Leaves Fine and Dandy clear stamps • white opaque StãzOn inkpad • silver 0.6mm wire • silver lobster clasp

TOOLS • round-nosed and chain-nosed pliers • nylon-jaw pliers • wire cutters

TO CREATE Use nylon-jaw pliers to flatten six bead caps. Use a white inkpad to stamp a flower motif from the set onto six round resin beads. Stamp each one in a different position so they all vary. Leave to dry. Cut a 60cm length of wire and fold it in half. Form a loop at the fold by twisting the wire together a couple of times. Thread a resin bead onto one of the

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MATERIALS time and thread with three seed beads. Hold the beads at the top of the wire as you thread it through the bead again. Make sure that the wire is pulled tight on all wrappings to ensure the beads stay in place. ends of wire. Thread two seed beads onto the other length of wire, followed by a flattened bead cap. Holding the bead as close to the twisted wire as possible, flatten the wire and bead cap against the resin dime and hold firmly in place while you twist the two lengths of wire together at the other side of the bead. Make a couple of twists in the wire before threading on a second bead. For each bead thread the wires in the same way as on the first. Vary the number of beads threaded before and after each bead cap. Vary the holes through which the bead cap is threaded each time so that each resin bead looks slightly different. Twist the ends of the wire together after the sixth resin dime and trim to a length of 3cm. Use round-nosed pliers to curl the twisted end to form a double loop,

Trim the end of the wire and form a double loop. Thread three seed beads onto a headpin, trim the wire, and form a loop. Attach the dangle to the bottom of the resin rectangle with a jump ring.

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Attach the top of the resin rectangle to an ear wire using a jump ring. Repeat for the other earring. Add a spot of glue to the back of the heart charm to hold it in position on the resin bead.

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• Bead Challenge bead mix • 2 x antique silver small solid heart charms • silver ear wires • silver 0.6mm wire • silver 5mm jump rings • silver headpins • strong glue

TOOLS • round-nosed and chain-nosed pliers • wire cutters

FLOWER STAMPED BRACELET

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threading the ends of the wire into the hole of the last bead.

Attach a lobster clasp to the twisted loop with a jump ring. The

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loop at the start of the bracelet forms the other part of the clasp.

WHERE TO BUY Autumn Leaves clear stamps are available from www.thestampattic.co.uk StãzOn inkpads can be purchased from www.craftbarnonline.co.uk Blue Moon chain is available from www.hobbycraft.co.uk Filigree butterfly and small solid heart charms are available online from www.mailorder-beads.co.uk Bead caps can be bought from www.beads47.co.uk www.creativebeadsandjewellery.com

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3 WAYS CHALLENGE

BEADED BANGLE JUDITH HANNINGTON DESIGNER JUDITH SAYS... I love the colour of these beads but was a little daunted by their size – I don’t normally make chunky projects so this was a challenge indeed! I had some coloured gimp that I wanted to try out so lengths of this over Tigertail worked well as the base for two of the necklaces – it gave me a chunkier-looking threading material to complement the resin beads, while still enabling me to use the small seed beads in the mix.

MATERIALS • Bead Challenge bead mix • 7-strand Tigertail wire • turquoise gimp • silver 14mm hoop links • silver small crimps and crimp covers • lobster clasp and necklace tag • silver eyepins • silver small tag charms • epoxy glue

TOOLS • round-nosed pliers • crimping pliers

TO CREATE Mix up some epoxy glue and attach the small round resin beads to the larger rounds. Top each with a silver hoop link and set aside to dry overnight. Cut a length of Tigertail about 10cm longer than the desired necklace and thread both ends together through a crimp bead. Slide the

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TO CREATE Remove the mount from the bangle and save it for another project. Make a wrapped loop in the end of your 1mm wire, making sure that the loop is large enough to fit the bangle connector. Thread on the smaller rectangular resin bead and make a wrapped loop at the other end. Glue this bead to the larger rectangular resin bead and set aside to dry overnight – set the smaller bead just off-centre (from hole to hole) to allow room for taking the bangle on and off.

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crimp all the way onto the wire to form a small loop halfway, then set the crimp and cover. Thread one of your layered beads onto both wires together and set another crimp and cover snug to the bead. Add a varying number of seed beads to three eyepins and form a simple loop snug to the final bead. Hang the eyepins from the Tigertail loop below the layered bead and attach a charm to the bottom loop of each. Split the wires and add a short length of gimp to each, then add your layered beads

Forming a figure of eight with your beading thread through the wired bead, sew on seed beads to surround it. Thread through all the beads in the figure of eight pattern again to secure and pull the thread tight before knotting the two ends together. Thread the ends together through a

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few beads before snipping off. Mix up a second batch of epoxy glue and add a dab under the seed beads to secure them to the large base bead. Glue the heart onto the surface of the bangle as shown, and set aside to dry overnight.

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MATERIALS • Bead Challenge bead mix • silver 1mm wire • silver bangle with removable mount • silver 15mm heart link • beading thread • epoxy glue

TOOLS • beading needle • round-nosed and chain-nosed pliers • side cutters

CIRCLES ASYMMETRIC NECKLACE

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either symmetrically or asymmetrically as shown, securing each side with a crimp and cover and using a short length of gimp between.

Complete the necklace by covering both Tigertail ends with gimp, leaving

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about 5cm uncovered. Add a crimp bead and cover, five seed beads and a further crimp to each end. Add one part of your clasp to each side and thread back through the crimp and seed beads before setting and covering the crimp.


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3 WAYS CHALLENGE TO CREATE

The purple necklace option is created using three strands of Tigertail covered with varying lengths of gimp, alternating with two small and one larger seed bead as shown. Finish the ends of each strand with three larger seed beads and a crimp, then form a loop by passing the Tigertail wire back through all these final beads before setting the crimp. Attach all three strands together using jump rings and a lobster clasp, then secure two jump rings and a lobster clasp to the centre of the necklace, from which to hang the pendant components. The turquoise necklace option is created using identical lengths of chain, cord and Rayco. Create a loop in the ends of the cords using a crimp, then thread both separately at regular intervals through the chain. Join all three together at each

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To create the interchangeable pendant, glue the turquoise and purple rectangular resin beads together and leave to dry overnight. Fold an 18cm piece of wire into a U-shape about two-thirds of the way along and thread one end up through each hole in the glued beads so the wire sits snug at the bottom. Cut the short wire end off about 5mm from where it exits the top of the bead and create a wrapped loop with the other end so that it wraps around this snipped end and the stem, securing them snugly together. Hang the toggle clasp from the eyepin, add a few seed beads, then finish the end with a simple loop. Connect a few chain links to this loop so that when the pendant and the eyepin are hung together from a clasp the square toggle sits nicely on the pendant.

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end by threading through the last chain link and the loops in the cords using a length of Tigertail. Thread both ends of the Tigertail through an end cone and secure with a crimp. Snip one end of the Tigertail short then add three silver beads and a crimp to the other before threading on your clasp, going back through the crimp and setting it. Make a wrapped loop in the end of a 10cm length of silver wire, adding a lobster clasp before wrapping. Thread on a silver bead, a round turquoise resin bead and a silver bead before finishing with another wrapped loop. Secure a jump ring to this wrapped loop and connect centrally on the necklace, ready for your pendant components.

MIX & MATCH NECKLACE

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MATERIALS • silver oval-link chain • silver eyepin • silver square toggle clasp • silver 0.6mm wire • silver 5mm jump rings • 7-strand Tigertail wire • silver lobster clasps • epoxy glue

FOR THE TURQUOISE OPTION • turquoise 1mm cotton cord • turquoise Rayco cord • silver end cones • silver large and small crimps • silver 2mm round bead

FOR THE PURPLE OPTION • mauve gimp

TOOLS • round-nosed and chain-nosed pliers • crimping pliers • side cutters

WIN THIS ISSUE’S BEAD MIX Have a go at our Bead Challenge yourself! To enter, send your name and address on a postcard to CB&J14 Bead Challenge, Practical Publishing, Unit 1 Adlington Court, Adlington Business Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 4NL to arrive by 12th May 2011

WHERE TO BUY All the main additional materials used in these projects, except the bangle, are available from www.spellboundbead.co.uk The silver bangle is available from www.dichro-findings.co.uk www.creativebeadsandjewellery.com

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CBJ14 pp74-75 Bead Cellar_Beading 29/03/2011 10:30 Page 74

THE BEAD CELLAR

KATE ELDRIDGE DESIGNER

night on the tiles

Tila beads are great when mixed with seed beads for jewellery with geometric influences – but going square doesn’t mean you can’t make pretty, floaty pieces for everyday or party wear, as this gorgeous necklace proves

SPECIAL OFFER FOR ALL OUR READERS The beads used to make this project are available from The Bead Cellar, along with many other beads, findings, tools, kits and more. Please quote reference CBJ14 when placing an order to receive a 10% discount

ABOUT KATE… Kate has been designing and making beaded jewellery for more than nine years. What started out as a hobby became a passion, then a career, as she now sells her work and has recently taken over The Bead Cellar, based in beautiful Devon. The Bead Cellar specialises in Toho seed beads and also stocks a wide range of beads and findings, including vintage nailheads, Swarovski crystals and pearls, semi-precious gemstones, Czech glass and much more. Classes are run regularly and kits are available, and Kate has many new ideas to be launched over the next year so do keep an eye on the website!

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TO CREATE Using a 6’ length of thread, pick up a Tila bead, a size 11 seed bead, a size 8 seed bead and another size 11 (see Fig 1, opposite). Repeat this sequence of four beads until you have 19 units, then pick up one more Tila. Pick up two size 11 beads, one half of your clasp, and another two size 11 beads. Now stitch around this group several times to make sure your clasp is secure. End with your needle facing out of the last Tila bead, away from your clasp, in the hole that does not have beads attached to it (Fig 2). Pick up a size 11 bead and pass

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through the size 8 bead, working back along your previous beading. Pick up another size 11 bead and pass your needle into the next Tila (Fig 3). Repeat all the way back to where you started. Pick up a size 11 bead, a size 8, four size 11 beads and a Tila. Stitch through the last three size 11 beads again so that they sit to the side of the Tila. Pick up another Tila and stitch through the same three size 11 beads again so

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that the new Tila sits to the other side. Stitch back through the Tila and down into the last size 8. Pick up a size 11 and stitch back into the previous Tila to complete the unit (Fig 4). Stitch around and back through to the new Tilas until your needle exits one of the

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Tila beads are very fragile and prone to cracking and chipping, so do handle them carefully! Being lightweight,Tila beads are influenced by other beads around them so make sure you use even-sized seed beads to stop your beadwork twisting, and make it heavy and stable enough to lie flat

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MATERIALS FIG 7 Repeat three more times, then stitch back through the last Tila. Pick up a size 11 bead, stitch through the size 8, pick up another size 11 and stitch through the next Tila. Repeat back down to the pair of Tilas where you started. Manoeuvre your needle to the other outside hole of the pair of Tilas. Pick up a size 11 bead, a size 8, a size 11 and a Tila. Repeat three more times, then stitch back through the last Tila. Join this Tila to the one sitting to the side of it with three size 11 beads and stitch round in a figure of eight to secure the two Tilas

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together and get back in position to continue from where you were. Pick up a size 11, stitch through the size 8, pick up another size 11 and stitch through the Tila. Pick up a size 11, stitch through the size 8, pick up another size 11 and stitch into the next Tila. Join this Tila to the one sitting to the side of it with three size 11 beads and again stitch round in a figure of eight to secure the two Tilas together and get back in position to continue from where you were (Fig 5). Pick up a size 11, stitch through the size 8, pick up another size 11 and stitch

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through the Tila. Pick up a size 11, stitch through the size 8, pick up another size 11 and stitch into the next Tila. Fasten off your thread and put this to one side. Repeat Steps 1-9, attaching the other component of your clasp. With your thread exiting one of the outside holes of your end pair of Tilas, pick up a size 11 bead, a size 8, a size 11 and a Tila, and pass around the Tila. Pick up a size 11 bead, pass back through the size 8 and pick up another size 11 before stitching into the Tila you started from. Stitch around and back up to the new

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Tila, then attach it to another Tila with three size 11 beads. Attach this to the other half of your necklace in the same way (Fig 6). With your thread exiting the inner hole of one of the pair of Tilas just added, pick up a size 11, a size 8, a size 11, a Tila, a size 11, a size 8, and 20 size 11 beads. Pick up your Swarovski Cosmic Square. Pass back through the size 8, pick up a size 11, and stitch into the last Tila.

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63 x Miyuki Tila beads 3g size 11 seed beads 3g size 8 seed beads 20mm Swarovski Cosmic Square Ring • clasp

TOOLS • size 10 or 12 beading needles • scissors • beading mat

Pick up a size 11, pass through the size 8 and pick up another size 11 before stitching into the inside hole of the other Tila in the last pair (Fig 7). This completes your necklace design so finish off any loose threads securely.

WHERE TO BUY All the materials used here are available from The Bead Cellar, Broad Street, Black Torrington, Beaworthy, Devon EX21 5PT; www.thebeadcellar.co.uk; 01409 231442 www.creativebeadsandjewellery.com

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JUST BEADS

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BEATRICE POZZERA DESIGNER

This pretty memory wire bracelet is perfect for adding to almost any outfit to give instant sparkle with a delicate splash of colour

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ABOUT BEATRICE… Beatrice runs Just Beads, based in Preston, Lancashire. Making bracelets is what got her started in beading all those years ago, and she still loves it! She teaches workshops at the shop premises most Saturdays, and is delighted to be able to keep things fresh and exciting for her customers, introducing ranges of beads (in limited stock) with new products every month. As well as a wonderful array of beads and accessories, Just Beads now offers a good range of copper blanks and powder for enamelling.

MATERIALS

TO CREATE Cut three single loops of braceletsize memory wire, making sure there is a 1cm overlap each side so you can make a loop at both ends. Take the first bracelet and create a loop in one end. Thread on a space bar, then a 4mm bead, a bicone,

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a 4mm bead, 12 seed beads, a 4mm bead, a bicone, a 4mm bead and another 12 seed beads. At this point, add a second space bar. Repeat the bead sequence from Step 2, add a third space bar, then repeat the sequence again, ending with a final space bar. Make a loop in this end of the wire.

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• bracelet-size memory wire • 5g crystal silver-lined size 11 seed beads • 36 x silver-plated 4mm beads • 4 x 4-hole space bars • 18 x blue 10mm acrylic bicones

TOOLS • round-nosed and flat-nosed pliers • memory wire cutters

WHERE TO BUY All the materials used here are available from Just Beads, Salter Street, Preston, Lancs PR1 1NT; www.justbeads.co.uk; 01772 978029 www.creativebeadsandjewellery.com

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WORLD OF BEADS

MICHELE DOBSON DESIGNER

ABOUT MICHELE…

raspberry ripple Give these beautiful frit lampwork beads a fresh, unusual look for spring and summer by combining them with simple white beads and silver charms with a riverside theme

Michele Dobson is a partner in World of Beads in Winchester. Along with her partner, Simon, she creates unique one-off pieces, many using lampwork glass beads that Simon makes himself. When designing jewellery items, Michele draws on her time living in the Caribbean for inspiration, especially the bright, vibrant colours that surround every aspect of life on the islands. As well as designing and making jewellery for World of Beads, Michele is happy to offer a bespoke jewellery-making service, working with her clients to ensure that their individual needs are catered for.

RIVERBANK PICNIC NECKLACE

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lampwork bead, and so on. Use two bead caps between the beads where a charm is to hang, and space the charms along the length of the necklace, ensuring the dragonfly is in the centre. Thread on the beads and charms in sequence – you will need to add a 4mm and a 6mm jump ring to the dragonfly to ensure that it is hanging correctly. Finish by attaching the Tigertail to another cord end, and crimp into place

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in the same way as you did in Step 1. Cut the ribbon into two lengths, which will determine the finished length of your necklace. Crimp one end into the cord end attached to the beads and add another cord end to the other end of the ribbon. Do this for each side of the necklace. Attach the trigger clasp to one of the cord ends using a jump ring, and add a jump ring to the other side to finish.

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MATERIALS • 4 x Raspberry Ripple large handmade lampwork beads • 2 x Raspberry Ripple small handmade lampwork beads • 8 x white opaque 12mm round glass beads • 24 x antique silver plated beadcaps • 4 x silver-plated small leaf charms • 4 x silver-plated small drop flower charms • silver-plated small dragonfly charm • silver-plated trigger clasp

• silver-plated 8mm jump ring • 2 x silver-plated 6mm jump rings • silver-plated 4mm jump ring • 4 x silver-plated square cord ends • Tigertail beading wire • spacer beads • crimp beads • silver-grey organza ribbon

TOOLS • round-nosed and chain-nosed pliers • side cutters • bead design board


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WORLD OF BEADS WAITING FOR SUMMER BRACELET TO CREATE Start by making the three small lampwork beads into charms by threading each one onto a headpin, with a Bali-style spacer top and bottom, and turning a twisted loop. Thread the remaining beads and spacers onto the elastic – use three white beads, then a large lampwork bead in sequence, hanging the bead charms and leaves between the white beads. Add the dragonfly charm and tie the bracelet to finish, using a surgeon’s knot for extra security.

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WHERE TO BUY All the materials used here are available from World of Beads, 1 Stonemasons Court, Parchment Street, Winchester, Hants SO23 8AT; www.worldofbeads.co.uk; 01962 861255

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MATERIALS • 3 x Raspberry Ripple large handmade lampwork beads • 3 x Raspberry Ripple small handmade lampwork beads • 9 x white opaque 12mm round glass beads • 3 x silver small leaf charms • silver small dragonfly charm • 30 x silver-plated Bali-style 4mm spacer beads • 1mm Stretch Magic or similar elastic thread • 3 x silver-plated 2” headpins • 2 x silver-plated 4mm jump rings

TOOLS • round-nosed and chain-nosed pliers • side cutters • bead design board

ON THE RIVERBANK BAG CHARM TO CREATE Thread the beads onto headpins, making each one into a charm using a twisted loop. You will need to add the Bali-style spacers with the small lampwork beads to prevent them from slipping on the headpins. Cut the chain into three different lengths – approximately 3”, 2” and 1½”. Join all three together at one end with a jump ring, attaching the bag charm clip before closing the ring. Using a jump ring, attach the dragonfly charm to the other end of the 3” piece of chain. Position the beads and charms along the other pieces of chain, using jump rings, so they form a cluster when hanging.

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TOOLS • round-nosed and chain-nosed pliers • side cutters • bead design board

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THE BEAD SHOP SCOTLAND

heartfelt

Add a cheerful vintage note to your jewellery collection this season by incorporating these lovely, bright felt flowers into your designs

JO LOCHHEAD DESIGNER

ABOUT JO… Jo Lochhead has been designing and making jewellery for more than 10 years. In 2004 she opened her first bead shop and now runs two ‘real’ shops and an online business. Many of the beads she sells are handmade individually by Jo, her sister or her partner Andy.

hese gorgeous felt blossoms had us all oohing and aahing when they arrived on the shop floor. They seem to hit just the right note for today’s fashion trends – floral, vintage and fun... what more could a girl ask for? The flowers don’t have holes in them but, being felt, they’re very versatile. Sew beads onto them with a needle

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and thread, attach them to findings using wire or glue, or thread elastic through them to make a stretchy bracelet. These handmade flowers are available in a range of styles and colours. Use them singly or cluster them for more dramatic effect – they’d look lovely as a ‘bouquet’ attached to a jacket or handbag.

WHERE TO BUY All the materials used here are available from www.beadshopscotland.co.uk; 01620 822886 80

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FLOWER HAIR COMB TO CREATE Cut a length of wire for wrapping around the comb – you will need at least 50cm. Wrap the wire securely around one end of the comb, between the first two teeth. Thread a few size 6 seed beads onto the wire. Wrap the wire tightly around the comb, allowing one

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bead to rest against the front of the comb with each wrap. Continue to do this until you reach the halfway point on the comb. Attach the flower by threading the wire in and out through the back of the flower. Pull so the flower rests snugly against the comb. Complete the comb by continuing to wrap the wire and beads around the base. Secure the wire at the

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end by wrapping it between the last two teeth several times, then trimming. Push any sharp end in against the comb with chain-nosed pliers.

MATERIALS • • • • •

triple-layer felt flower size 6 seed beads clasp hair comb 26-gauge wire

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THE BEAD SHOP SCOTLAND BEADED FLOWER RING

MATERIALS • five-petal felt flower • sieve ring blank • size 11 seed beads

TOOLS TO CREATE Simply sew the beads onto the flower, securing the flower to the ring at the same time by passing the needle through the holes in the sieve blank. Space the beads out, as I’ve done

• needle and thread

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FELT BLOSSOM BROOCH TO CREATE his is an almost instant make! Just adhere the flower to the brooch back using a glue such as GS Hypo Cement, which is especially designed for gluing fabric and metal. If you’d prefer

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not to use glue, simply sew the flower onto the brooch back, taking care not to pass the needle through all the layers of the flower – it is only necessary to sew through the layer next to the brooch back.

MATERIALS • triple-layer felt flower • sieve brooch back • GS Hypo Cement glue (or needle and thread)

FULL BLOOM NECKLACE TO CREATE Apply glue to the centre of the sunburst pendant blank and stick on the five-petal flower. Allow to dry. Remove the bottom and middle layers from one of the triplelayer flowers by snipping through the thread. You

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MATERIALS • five-petal felt flower • 2 x triple-layer felt flowers • sunburst pendant blank • antique copper chain • antique copper tassel • antique copper swirl toggle clasp • antique gold jump rings • GS Hypo Cement glue (or needle and thread)

TOOLS • wire cutters • chain-nosed pliers

here, or cover the whole of the flower centre. You can also vary the look by sewing on larger beads or crystals.

will probably have to reattach the small bead to the centre of the flower using a needle and thread. Apply a little glue to one of the petals of this little flower and attach it to the underside of the five-petal flower. Glue the other triple-layer flower on top of the first flower. Make sure you allow everything to dry completely before moving to the next step. Attach the tassel to one of the bottom loops of the sunburst pendant using a jump ring. Cut the chain into two lengths. Attach each length, using a jump ring, to one of the loops at the top of the sunburst pendant. Attach the toggle clasp to the other ends of the chain with jump rings.

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DESIGNER GALLERY

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gallery

Each reader featured wins this fabulous bead set worth £15 from Spoilt Rotten Beads, which comes in this great sectioned storage container

FALL SOFTLY SNOW BRACELET BY WENDY MANZ FROM WINNIPEG, CANADA

www.spoiltrottenbeads.co.uk Tel: 01353 749853

MATERIALS • 6½” silver chain • star clasp • 6 x glass or acrylic 15mm clear bicones or leaves • 6 x fogged glass 8mm round beads • 3 x white 8mm pearl beads

• 2 x white 12mm pearl beads • 5 x assorted white, clear and silver snowflake charms • silver jump rings • 4 x silver 4mm ball beads • 3” silver wire for bead cage and clear bead to fit inside

BOROSILICATE NECKLACE BY WENDY EAMES FROM DUMFRIESSHIRE MATERIALS • bronze chain • bronze jump rings in shaggy loops modified weave • borosilicate drops • bronze toggle clasp

PERFECT PASTELS BRACELET BY BEVERLY SILK FROM BERKSHIRE MATERIALS • elasticated silver bracelet • 18 x silver headpins • 18 x glass beads in assorted shapes, colours and sizes (8-12mm)

Don’t be shy! Share your creations with us and you could see them on our gallery pages! To submit your work for publication either email an image to lindsey.hopkins@practicalpublishing.co.uk or send your project with a stamped addressed envelope for return to CB&J Gallery, Practical Publishing, Unit 1 Adlington Court, Adlington Business Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 4NL. Don’t forget to include a list of the materials you used.

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BOJANGLE BEADS

zipcode

Combine the trends for recycling and funky, individual designs by making clever use of zips cut from unwanted clothes

KATY WIDDOWSON DESIGNER

ZIP UP NECKLACE

MATERIALS • short zip • gold-plated hammered heart bead • 2 x gold-plated 9mm jump rings • 2 x gold-plated 7mm jump rings • gold-plated extension chain • gold-plated ball headpin • 1m gold-plated medium chain • clasp

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small sharp scissors 2 x flat-nosed pliers round-nosed pliers strong glue

TO CREATE Undo the zip approximately three-quarters of the way. Fold the zip back on itself and glue down to secure. Once your zip has dried, use small sharp scissors to poke two holes in the top of the zip pendant. Slip 9mm jump rings through these holes, attaching one end of a 1m length of chain to each one before closing securely.

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Decide how long you want the necklace to be and trim the chain as necessary. Attach the clasp components to the ends of the chain – the links on the chain I used open up like jump rings, so the clasp could be attached directly to the end links. Thread the heart bead onto a ball headpin and curl down the top of the pin with round-nosed pliers to create a neat loop.

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BOJANGLE BEADS

TOP TIP

ZIP PULL EARRINGS TO CREATE Decide which way you want the earrings to hang and attach the zip pulls to the flat-pad earring bases using strong glue. Once dry, attach a charm to each earring using a jump ring through the hole in the zip pull.

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flat-pad earring bases butterfly earring backs 2 x zip pulls 2 x bronze key charms 2 x bronze 7mm jump rings

TOOLS • 2 x flat-nosed pliers • strong glue

WHERE TO BUY All the materials used here are available from Bojangle Beads, 17 Church Gate, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 1UD; www.bojanglebeads.co.uk; 01509 211974

SPIRAL ZIP BROOCH TO CREATE Take the longest zip and zip it up closed, then trim off both of the fabric edges as close as possible to the zip fixing. Take the other zips and trim them, opening them so you have two halves of each zip.

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Begin spiralling the zip halves into a circle, gluing every so often to secure. Keep spiralling until you have a coil of zips measuring approximately 35mm in diameter. Take the grosgrain ribbon and cut it into three 20cm pieces. Fold these up by bringing

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both ends halfway and gluing to secure. Once these have dried, stitch them all together on top of one another so that they are placed nicely into a ribbon corsage. Glue the zip spiral on top of the ribbon corsage you have just made and allow to dry.

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Glue the closed zip from Step 1 onto the back of the corsage so that the zip pull faces forwards. Allow to dry. Finally, glue the brooch back onto the back of the corsage. Make sure you don’t use too much glue or this can end up looking messy.

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MATERIALS • 5 x zips of various lengths • button • 1m of 20mm grosgrain ribbon • brooch back

TOOLS • glue gun • needle and thread • scissors

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DIARY

what’sON 29TH APRIL

14TH-15TH MAY

27TH MAY

MEMORY WIRE & TIARAS CLASSES

WITCHBEADS OPEN DAY/ WORKSHOPS WITH CLARE JOHN

NETTED & JUMP RING JEWELLERY & BEADED BAG CHARMS CLASSES

The Brighton Bead Shop, Brighton, East Sussex www.beadsunlimited.co.uk 01273 740777

Moulsoe Millennium Hall, Milton Keynes www.witchbeads.com 01908 311243

The Brighton Bead Shop, Brighton, East Sussex www.beadsunlimited.co.uk 01273 740777

30TH APRIL

15TH MAY

29TH MAY

STAMPING & ENAMELLING EXTRAVAGANZA

CHESHIRE BEAD FAIR

SPRING LAKELAND BEAD FAIR

Nantwich Civic Hall, Nantwich www.jlfairs.co.uk 07729 732398

Rheged Discovery Centre, Cumbria www.jlfairs.co.uk 07729 732398

Jobo Crafts, Milton, Weston super Mare, Somerset www.jobocrafts.co.uk 01934 627953

30TH APRIL-2ND MAY WEALD OF KENT CRAFT SHOW

Penshurst Place, Tonbridge, Kent www.ichf.co.uk 01425 277988

7TH-8TH MAY ROCK, GEM ‘N’ BEAD SHOW

Event City, Manchester www.gemnbead.co.uk

18TH JUNE STARTER JEWELLERY MAKING CLASS

Riverside Beads, Market Deeping, Peterborough www.riversidebeads.co.uk 01778 346810

19TH JUNE BEADWORK FAIR

19TH MAY

5TH JUNE

MAY BLOSSOM WORKSHOP

BEADWORK FAIR

The Bead Shop Scotland Stockbridge, Edinburgh www.beadshopscotland.co.uk

Dorking, Surrey www.beadwork.net 01737 841080

20TH-22ND MAY

10TH JUNE

CREATIVE STITCHES & HOBBYCRAFT SHOW

WIRE & TIARAS CLASSES

Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool www.ichf.co.uk 01425 272711

The Brighton Bead Shop, Brighton, East Sussex www.beadsunlimited.co.uk 01273 740777

22ND MAY

12TH JUNE

8TH MAY

PEARL KNOTTING WORKSHOP

WEST OF ENGLAND BEAD FAIR

EDINBURGH BEAD FAIR

The Bead Shop Scotland Stockbridge, Edinburgh www.beadshopscotland.co.uk

Wincanton Racecourse, Somerset www.westofenglandevents.co.uk 01747 852500

Corn Exchange, Edinburgh www.edinburghbeadfair.co.uk

Image supplied by Beads Unlimited, www.beadsunlimited.co.uk; 01273 740777

Newmarket, Suffolk www.beadwork.net 01737 841080

Jobo Crafts runs adult workshops during the day and evenings at Milton village, Weston super Mare. Beaded jewellery classes run on Tuesday 7pm-10pm and Friday 1.30pm-4.30pm. Visit www.jobocrafts.co.uk or call 01934 627953

The Bead Shop Manchester offers beading classes Monday to Saturday. Classes cover a range of experience levels from total beginners, and include making tiaras, bead weaving, wire wrapping and hair combs. The team can also cater for birthday and hen parties. All the classes are held in the new workshop next door to the shop in Afflecks Palace, 52 Church St, Manchester M4 1PW, and there is a 10% discount on all purchases made in the shop after the class. To book a class or for more details, ring the shop on 0161 833 9950 or go to www.the-beadshop.co.uk

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BEAD CRAZY

bright as a

MAXINE GRIFFITHS DESIGNER

Stand out from the crowd wearing this fun giant button cuff in vibrant fruity shades with alternative finishing flourishes

button BRIGHT BOW CUFF

ABOUT BEAD CRAZY… Owned by Maxine with shops in Perth and Aberdeen, Bead Crazy is all about bright, big, bold beads – delivered with bundles of fun and heaps of passion! Sometimes quirky, providing something a little different but versatile, the ethic is fashion-based and the team strives to offer exclusive ranges and to be on the ball with all new happenings within the beading industry.

TO CREATE Cut 12 equal lengths of cord. They should measure around 8” or more – it is best to have them a little too long as they can always be cut down. Dip one end of each of the cords into glue, ensuring that all the tips are covered. Push them together into one of your end fittings and leave to dry for a couple of hours. Once completely dry, thread your button onto one cord and move it to sit in the centre of your bracelet. Thread one, two or three strands of ribbon as desired through the cord

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lying on top of the button. Tie them into a bow and tweak until you are happy with the size and appearance. Finish by gluing the cord tips on the other end into the remaining fitting.

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BRIGHT BEADED CUFF You can achieve a different look by adding a split ring or jump ring to the cord strand on top of the button, and using this to attach your choice of beads and charms.

large focal button 2mm cotton cord bell closure with clasp ribbon epoxy glue

TOOLS • scissors

WHERE TO BUY All the materials used here are available from Bead Crazy in Perth (01738 442288) and Aberdeen (01224 630011) or online at www.beadcrazy.co.uk www.creativebeadsandjewellery.com

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GLOSSARY TECHNIQUES

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Follow these basic techniques to get started on your projects

OPENING AND CLOSING JUMP RINGS

Grip the jump ring on each side of the 1 opening using pliers – either two pairs of flat-nosed, or one flat-nosed and one

To open the jump ring, bring one pair 2 of pliers towards you, opening the jump ring like a door rather than pulling

round-nosed pair.

it apart.

Slide your component onto the ring, 3 then reverse the action of your pliers to bring the ends neatly back together.

FORMING A PLAIN LOOP This is the simplest way of creating a loop on a headpin, eyepin or a length of wire, ready for connecting to other components.

Trim the wire end to 1cm above the Grip the tip of the wire using roundRelease the wire, rotate the pliers back 1 2 3 last bead, and make a 90Âş bend close to nosed pliers, and rotate the pliers away towards you and grip the wire again. the bead using a pair of chain-nosed or from you to start curling the wire. Continue rotating the wire and repositioning flat-nosed pliers.

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GLOSSARY TECHNIQUES CREATING A WRAPPED LOOP A wrapped loop is stronger than a simple loop, as it is completely closed and is perfect for heavier pendants and for creating links.

Trim the wire end to 3cm above the 1 last bead, then use a pair of chainnosed pliers to make a 90º bend a short

Hold the wire just above the bend Position the bottom jaw of your pliers 2 3 using round-nosed pliers, and wrap the into the curved wire and complete the end of the wire over the top jaw. curve to form a loop. Your wire end

distance above the bead.

Holding the loop flat using chainnosed pliers, grip the wire end using flat-nosed pliers and wind it around the stem to cover the gap between the loop and the bead.

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should be back at the 90º angle.

Trim the end of the wire using cutters, and flatten it against the stem using flat-nosed pliers to squash any sharp edges.

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USING CRIMPING PLIERS

Position the crimp bead in the ridged 1 section of your pliers and squeeze to curl the crimp.

Position the crimp bead back in the 2 oval section of your pliers, ensuring it is sitting vertically, then squeeze gently to compress the crimp to a smooth, rounded shape.

FINISHING ENDS Stringing materials, such as cord or ribbon, can be knotted and the knot covered with a clam calotte. Stiffer stringing materials, such as nylon beading wire, should be finished with a crimp, which can then be covered with a clam calotte.

Simply thread a calotte onto your stringing material, tie a knot or fix a crimp at the end, then slide the calotte back up to the end and close the two halves for perfect concealment.

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GLOSSARY FINDINGS

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findings

From pins and clasps to rings and wire, if you’re new to jewellery making let us guide you through the essentials...

‘Findings’ is the word given to the group of core components needed to make jewellery. They are available in a variety of base and precious metals with a range of finishes; bronze and copper findings are now widely available, and make an interesting alternative to gold and silver. If you are specifically looking for hypo-allergenic findings, niobium and titanium components and wires are ideal and are available in a variety of colour finishes.

CLASPS Used to join the ends of a bracelet or necklace together, either manually or magnetically, clasps are available in a variety of designs. They can be simple wire components or highly decorative pieces that can be an integral part of jewellery design.

EYEPINS Instead of having a flat or decorative head, eyepins have a looped ‘eye’ that enables other components to be attached directly to them.

JUMP RINGS These are simple wire loops that are used to connect different components. Standard jump rings can be opened and closed, and you can purchase jump rings that are soldered closed when added security is required.

THREAD Thread encompasses many different materials, both manmade and of natural origin, and should be chosen according to the beads in your design. Silk is perfect for threading pearls and semi-precious stones, while nylon is more suited to glass beads. You need to be able to tie a knot in the thread that is large enough to stop the beads coming off, so take this into consideration. Flat threading materials such as ribbon and suede lace are perfect for large-holed beads, and can be finished with coils or box calottes to secure the end to your clasp.

SPLIT RINGS Split rings are similar to jump rings, but with two rotations of wire. They are used when added security is required. Unlike closed jump rings, they can have components added to them in the same way that keys are attached to a key ring.

EAR WIRES Fish hooks are the standard ear wires used to create dangly earrings, but beaded designs can also be hung from ball and pin earrings, or even clip-on bases for non-pierced ears.

HEADPINS Similar to a standard sewing pin, headpins are commonly used to make dangly elements in a piece of jewellery. Standard headpins have a flattened top, but common variations include ball pins and pins with decoratively beaded ends.

STRINGING MATERIALS: CHAIN There are many different chain designs made from several different metals – or modern polyester for a lightweight but chunky alternative. Use small lengths of chain in a design to link different components, or single links from a large open chain as part of a feature pendant.

WIRE Wire is sold by both length and weight, and is categorised by its gauge (the thickness of the wire). The following table describes the uses for the most common wire gauges. Gauge

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24

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20

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18

1.0

16

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Binding, knitting and weaving Threading small, delicate beads. Binding and twisting Wirework with crystals and medium beads Wire-wrapping large beads and creating wire components Bold, chunky wireworked designs

Coloured wires are usually copper with an enamel coating. Tigertail is a speciality twistedsteel beading wire with a nylon coating, while Soft Flex wire is similar but more flexible and less prone to kinking. You can buy solid or plated silver and gold wire, and plated wire is often a good economical option (silver-plated wire won’t tarnish as quickly as solid silver). Memory wire, available in ring, bracelet and necklace sizes, is a stainless steel wire that never loses its shape. It is sold in coils that can be cut into individual rounds, strung with beads and finished with an end cap.

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GLOSSARY TOOLS

tools of the trade

Get to grips with your jewellery-making tool kit – we guide you through the essential contents and their applications for professional-looking results

CHAIN-NOSED PLIERS

FLAT-NOSED PLIERS

ROUND-NOSED PLIERS

Also known as snipe-nosed pliers, these have flat jaws on the inside and rounded jaws on the outside and are designed for precision jobs such as creating wrapped loops.

Pliers with round jaws that taper to a point are used for forming loops and curves and are ideal for creating your own jump rings.

These pliers have flat faces on both sides of the jaws and are used for gripping wire and jewellery components while you are working on them, and for bending and flattening wire.

SIDE CUTTERS

CRIMPING PLIERS

MEMORY WIRE CUTTERS

Although chain or flat-nosed pliers will suffice to fix crimp beads, crimping pliers give a neat, professional finish. They are two-stage pliers, specifically designed to crush and fold crimp tubes to fix the position of beads on stringing material and to secure the ends.

These pliers will handle cutting lengths of soft wire and trimming headpins and eyepins. The jaws are angled for a clean, flush cut.

Memory wire cutters are essential if you want to use this sturdy wire for creating jewellery, as it will damage the jaws of regular wire cutters.

NYLON-JAW PLIERS Nylon-jaw pliers are identical to flat-nosed pliers except that the jaws are moulded from plastic and are used to handle soft precious-metal wires and components that could be easily marked or dented.

WIRE-WORKING TOOLS If you are keen to create your own wire components, a chasing hammer and steel stake are essential for flattening and workhardening (toughening) wire shapes. Chasing hammers are lightweight and easy to handle, and steel stakes on which to hammer your work have an ultra-smooth surface to eliminate the chance of marking your pieces.

BEADING TWEEZERS A pair of beading tweezers is handy for managing tiny seed beads and unpicking knots in stringing materials.

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