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What a 'roaring' success our April 2011 Flame Off was – How wonderful to meet a lot of new faces and of course all the dedicated people we have worked with over the years. Lampworking is a wonderful art of creating unique beautiful individual Beads.......... This year proved to be exceptionally good for us as any craft always needs new blood and ideas. The 'Flame Off' is a show not to miss - we are already planning dates for next April's Show. Make sure you plan a space in your busy schedule to join us in 2012 for this Yearly Show.

It is guaranteed to awaken your creativity.

'Tuffnell Glass are the largest suppliers of Lampwork tools and glass rods in the UK including Double Helix, Effetre, Reichenbach and CIM glass rods

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hello... ...and welcome to Issue 17 of Creative Beads & Jewellery. Things are hotting up (style wise, even if the weather isn’t always playing ball) and our brilliant Design Team has been busy creating gorgeous warm-weather looks for every occasion on your summer calendar. ‘All things bright and beautiful’ is definitely our motto at this time of year, and we have a wealth of vibrant creations from fun and funky multicoloured projects to more sophisticated statement pieces in hot pink and gold, or a tropical seas palette. Check out the lovely paper beads in Rachel Bland’s summery geometric designs on page 12. Made by a co-operative of women in Africa from recycled magazines and posters, each one is slightly different for a truly individual feel. To create something totally unique yourself, have a go at Rachel Bishop’s beach ball lampwork beads on page 44 – guaranteed to brighten up even a grey day at the British seaside! If you’re jetting off in search of sun, you won’t want to go without packing at least one of our fabulous holiday designs. Kate Eldridge’s pretty waves bracelet and necklace on page 82 are a wonderfully simple introduction to bead weaving and are so evocative you can almost hear the surf tumbling. For those short of time, Jemma French’s beautiful ocean-inspired charm bracelet on page 81 makes use of a readymade bracelet blank and a selection of stunning shimmering beads and themed charms for a piece that’s quick and easy to make but has instant wow-factor! Days on the beach are an ideal opportunity to accessorise your ankles, toes and even flip-flops; turn to page 54

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33 This sums up July and August for me – bright, colourful, fun, and bursting with retro appeal, it’s shouting “Festival!” at me but would look just as good on a beach holiday or at a barbecue

EDITORIAL Editor – Anna Wright Editorial Assistants – Lindsey Hopkins, Judith Hannington Art Editor – Stella Osborne Sub-Editors – Becky Higgins, Justine Moran Photographer – Rachel Burgess CONTRIBUTORS Sarah Austin, Rachel Bishop, Rachel Bland, Mel Brooke, Petra Cameron, Kate Eldridge, Claire Ennis, Jemma French, Sarah Goode, Stephie Hall, Judith Hannington, Lindsey Hopkins, Claire Humpherson, Valerie Jones, Roz Maguire, Christine Neville, Jen O’Flaherty, Amanda Pickstock, Jessica Stickland, Gill Teasdale, Alison Williams

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.

for Mel Brooke’s contemporary take on foot jewellery. While you’re strolling on the sand or delving into rock pools, don’t forget to pick up some interesting shells – then turn them into keepsake pendants and other pieces on your return with Petra Cameron’s guide to using moulds with clay and resin on page 70. Festival-goers this summer will be spoilt for choice with hot retro looks from the 70s (when hippy chic met psychedelic style) on page 33 and our own twist on the stronger-than-ever gypsy trend on page 74 and on our cover. A chunky wooden bangle is the perfect accompaniment to a maxi-dress or simple sundress, and there are ideas galore for customising them to your own taste or mood this issue. Try steampunk or Baroque, a cheerful splash of paint or the wonders of memory cord... Happy beading!

Editor anna.wright@practicalpublishing.co.uk

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CONTENTS

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

44 LIFE’S A BEACH

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

74 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

16 HELD CAPTIVE

Give your own individual twist to the gypsy look that has taken over the high street!

Beautiful chain maille with flashes of colour – and it’s not as complicated as it looks!

YOUR FREE GIFT

33 GROOVY, BABY!

64 pages of gorgeous recycled jewellery ideas plus a host of great prizes up for grabs inside

Revisit classic 70s styles from hippy chic to funky flower power and psychedelic prints

58 IT’S A WRAP

70 SHELL SEEKERS

Discover memory thread and plenty of insider tips and tricks for making the most of it

Everything you need to know about making moulds and textures for unique keepsakes

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

20&46 Competitions

This issue we have fabulous tools and top craft show tickets up for grabs

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& Shopping Guides Indulge in a little retail therapy 4

This issue is bursting with fun, fabulous holiday styles to carry you from the beach to the bar!

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28 Bead Doctor

All your questions answered, including how to create fingerprint jewellery, straighten headpins and use elastic

38&80 Designer Galleries

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

52 Giveaways

88 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

£££s worth of products up for grabs

Our round-up of the vital components of jewellery making

62 The Bead Challenge

94 Tools Glossary

Three talented designers put their creativity to the test with a summery selection of pink and purple beads and pretty silver charms and findings

The lowdown on all the tools of the trade

98 Coming Next Issue

A peek at what’s coming up in Issue 18


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features 12 I Can See A Rainbow

Use unique recycled paper beads in on-trend geometric designs for colourful jewellery pieces, perfect for summer

44 Bright Stripes

Nothing says summer holidays like beach balls! Evoke that feeling of fun with these fantastic lampwork beads

16 In Captivity

This lovely captive bead chain maille weave is easy to do and gives rise to a wealth of unusual design ideas

81 Underwater World

Think tropical seas and coral reefs with this quick-and-easy charm bracelet

48 Birds Of Paradise

Wire and seed beads are given a twist to create striking, exotic jewellery

22 A Bangle A Day

A plain chunky wooden bangle is the most tempting canvas to bring to life almost any look you want!

30 Just Peachy

82 Making Waves

You can almost feel the sway of the ocean in this gorgeous, shimmering wave bracelet and necklace set

54 Walking On Sunshine

Beach weather brings the chance to accessorise often-neglected feet – try a sparkling anklet or funky toe ring

58 As You Like It

These vibrant pieces make clever use of memory thread for a fun striped finish

This ultra-pretty feminine cuff uses soft peach shades and gently shimmering sequins in a delicate right angle weave

86 She Sells Seashells

Use shell beads in a pretty palette of pinks and coffee and cream for an instant summery feel

89 Moulin Rouge 70 The Beachcombers 33 1970s Style

Our designers have had great fun creating contemporary pieces inspired by the grooviest decade of all!

40 Birthstones – Peridot

Our series on birthstones and special jewellery projects has reached August with the radiant zesty green of peridot

Create perfect holiday keepsake pieces with your own moulds, resin and clay

74 Gypsy Rose

Create a fresh, seasonal take on the always-popular boho look with hot pink and coral beads, gold charms and tassels

79 Bird On A Wire

We defy you to find a prettier pendant to make this summer!

Capture the colour, drama and history of Paris's famous Moulin Rouge with this bold, chunky, travel-inspired necklace

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

FAIR CITY If you’re north of the border on Sunday 21st August, be sure to head to Perth for The Scottish Bead Fair. Scotland’s original bead and jewellerymaking events, The Scottish Bead Fairs are now in their fifth year and are not to be missed. August’s fair boasts more than 90 tables of every conceivable type of bead and jewellery-making equipment from the finest exhibitors the country has to offer. In addition to the mouthwatering selection of items for sale, there’s a full day of jewellery-making demonstrations free of charge and a number of classes covering a wide range of skills, which can be booked in advance.

Some regular CB&J contributors will be attending and exhibiting so get yourself along to Perth Concert Hall on Mill Street, 11am-5pm, and have a look! Go to www.scottishbeadfair.com for ticket and show information

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C’EST JOLIE! Nail the colour trend this summer with these sweetylicious glass pearls – part of the new Jolie Vache (Pretty Cow) range available from www.madcowbeads.com. Choose from Parma Violet, Cerise, Key Lime and Clotted Cream, alongside the more conventional ivory and white, and sizes from 4-16mm. A string of 215 4mm glass pearls is just 99p. Visit www.madcowbeads.com or call 0844 357 0943

Madcowbeads.com has donated 20 strings of Jolie Vache glass pearls, so for your chance to win, send your name and address on a postcard to CB&J17 Jolie Vache, Practical Publishing, Unit 1 Adlington Court, Adlington Business Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 4NL to arrive by 1st September 2011

BRAND SPARKLING NEW

Whisper it, but the longest day has passed and for keen crafters with lots of gifts to make, the countdown to Christmas is starting already! No, we don’t want to think about dark mornings and icy weather either, but this Winter Scene Christmas Drop Ornament from ThreadABead should cheer you up! Guaranteed to be a sparkling addition to your Christmas tree, it’s made entirely from size 11 Miyuki Delica beads and Swarovski crystals, using round peyote. Standing at 11cm tall, this is a full-sized ornament with decorative scrollwork spires on the top and bottom, which are beaded using galvanised silver and black Delica beads. In the centre of the ornament is a winter village scene including Christmas trees, a church and snow-covered houses. The pattern is 19 pages long and includes close-up photos of the finished work, a colour chart of suggested Delica beads, a numbered coloured pattern and full assembly instructions. RRP: £5.75 To see all the beading patterns available from ThreadABead, go to www.threadabead.com

ECO CHIC Bio bead mixes, £2.40 for 50g from www.jillybeads.co.uk; 01524 412728

FRIEND AND FAUX Faux gemstones, £1.84 for 10 from www.jillybeads.co.uk; 01524 412728


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NEWS

IN A SPIN

BRAND SPARKLING NEW

Essex beaders will be delighted to learn that Dizzy Di is now open at Romford Shopping Hall, with daily classes and one of the largest stocks of beads and findings in the county. The new premises cap a whirlwind few weeks for owner Dianne, who says: “What a manic month! We’ve moved to Romford Shopping Hall, set up a new website, and I’ve married Pete, my helper at the shows!” Dizzy Di runs classes Monday to Saturday, specialising in wirework and chain maille. Some sessions are set but most cover customers’ individual needs. Class prices start at £10, including materials. Join the mailing list on the website and be among the first to learn of new specialist classes and workshops, stock and kits. To see the full range of products and for more details on classes and kits, go to www.dizzydi.co.uk, call 07946 816415

INDIAN SUMMER Indian lampwork beads, from 30p each, and Kashmiri beads, from 60p each, from The Bead Shop Manchester, Afflecks Palace, 52 Church Street, City Centre, Manchester M4 1PW; www.the-beadshop.co.uk; 0845 200 1818 WHY NOT JOIN THE GUILD?

or visit the new shop at Romford Shopping Hall, Unit 121, 43 Market Place, Romford, Essex RM1 3AB

METAMORPHOSIS TierraCast Metamorphosis collection, from £1.20 from The Bead Store, 11b Fore Street, Mevagissey, Cornwall PL26 6UQ; www.thebeadstore.co.uk; 01726 844999

LOCK & LOAD Check out the innovative new lock-in jump rings from The BeadSmith. If you’ve ever had jump rings work themselves open, scattering your precious beads all over the floor, these could be the answer. The unique ‘post and hole’ construction enables the ends to be locked together with no dangerous gaps! They’re currently available in sterling silver, silver-plated and anti-tarnish brass versions in a variety of shapes and sizes. Find out more at www.beadsmith.com

The Beadworkers Guild is a focus for anyone who enjoys beading and learning about beadwork. The main aims of the Guild are to bring like-minded people together, to facilitate the exchange of ideas and knowledge amongst beaders and to promote beadwork to the public at large. The Guild exhibits members’ work at the many craft shows and bead fairs it attends around the country, and has an extensive educational programme, which is free to members, as well as producing a range of beading books that are available for purchase. Membership is £26.50 per year (£25 on direct debit) and includes benefits such as a quarterly journal full of patterns and articles for beaders, access to the members area on the website with lots of free downloads, 10% off publications purchased from the Guild, membersonly workshops, an annual members event, free entry to the annual Bead Bazaar in May, and much more. If you would like to find out more about what the Beadworkers Guild has to offer, visit www.beadworkersguild.org.uk, call 07837 649712 or look out for the team when attending shows

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NEWS PINK OR PUNK

CREATIVE CAREER If you feel your career may be stuck in a rut, or you’ve dreamed of starting your own creative business but lacked the confidence or support to make it happen, it could well be worth looking into the courses offered by the London Jewellery School. Take inspiration from entrepreneurs like jeweller Emma Hadley. Emma was working full-time as a fashion buyer when she was made redundant from the job she had dedicated six years of her life to. Instead of giving up hope, Emma used her redundancy as a wake-up call. She backed up her natural creative ambition and experience in fashion and retail with the London Jewellery School’s 5-day Intensive Business Course, and has now gone from humble beginnings creating pieces in her spare room at home to running a full-time business, joining forces with a business partner and recently launching her new wedding jewellery range, Emma Hadley Wedding. “The opportunity to learn a broad range of jewellery-making skills on one course was perfect for me to get stuck in and find out if I really had the flair and

passion for it,” says Emma. “When I signed up to the course I thought starting my own jewellery business from home might be a bit of a fantasy, but talking to London Jewellery School director Jess about her experiences and her enthusiasm made me realise I could do it.” The 5-day Intensive Business Course dedicates the first four days to practical jewellery-making skills, while the final day is all about getting down to business. Students sit with a professional jeweller who runs their own successful business to formulate a business plan, learn the foundations of business management and talk through their creative business goals. The business day is also available as a separate one-day course for those just looking to develop these skills. Find out more about the courses at www.londonjewelleryschool.co.uk or speak to a staff member by emailing info@londonjewelleryschool.co.uk or calling 020 3176 0546. Check out Emma Hadley Jewellery at www.emmahadleyjewellery.com and Emma Hadley Wedding at www.emmahadleywedding.com

The team at Beads Unlimited has been keeping up with trends, offering a range of brand-new pendants that are ideal for creating the popular steampunk look. Raid your jewellery box and dismantle old clocks to combine with these Victorianastyle pieces to make fantastic jewellery! They’re also seeing pink this summer, going big on Pantone’s colour of 2011, which is glorious honeysuckle. This striking pink complements most skintones and is an essential addition to any jeweller’s stash, giving a rosy glow and co-ordinating with a great selection of other colours. Beads Unlimited has a huge array of pink tones to choose from, with prices starting at 1p per bead and big discounts for small wholesale quantities. Stay in the pink or enter the steam age at www.beadsunlimited.co.uk; 01273 740777

UNMISSABLE EVENT! The Weald of Kent Craft Show, taking place from 9th-11th September, will be packed with stunning British handmade arts and crafts for the home and garden, live music, features, displays and a stunning show garden, to provide you with all the inspiration you could need. Browse for gifts – for others and yourself! – and indulge in the delicious food and drink on offer, while boosting your culinary and wine knowledge in a highly enjoyable way! There’s plenty to entertain the children, too, so for a great family day out, head for beautiful

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Penshurst Place and Gardens this autumn. Buy tickets online at www.ichf.co.uk or phone Ticket Hotline 01425 277988 Turn to page 46 for the chance to win one of 25 pairs of tickets to this fantastic event!

Beads Unlimited has donated some lovely prizes this issue, with four £10 goodie bags of pink beads and four steampunk charm selections (worth £5.50). For your chance to win one of these great prizes, send your name and address on a postcard to either CB&J17 In the Pink or CB&J17 Steampunk, Practical Publishing, Unit 1 Adlington Court, Adlington Business Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 4NL to arrive by 1st September 2011


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LETTERS

For all your beading requirements, visit:

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 ROUND THE WORLD I enjoyed your travelinspired projects in Issue 16 and wanted to tell you about my own ‘round the world’ bracelet. I took a ‘mature’ gap year in 2007 and went backpacking, heading to Thailand, India, Bali and Australia, New Zealand, the US and Canada. As a beader, I thought it would be nice to create a jewellery memento as I went so I packed a charm bracelet and bought charms or beads for it in every country I visited. Some were touristy – a Statue of Liberty charm to remember a boat trip in New York – while others were locally made and unique. Since then, every time I go on holiday I buy another

DO IT YOUR WAY! I just thought I’d write in to tell other readers not to just ignore the projects in the magazine that aren’t ‘them’. I’ve been guilty of that in the past but I was so impressed with the idea of making charms from drinks cans in Issue 15 that I thought how I could adapt Jenny Williams’ designs to suit me. I’m really not a pink and sparkly person, and I

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bead or charm, and the bracelet is heaving! I’m off to Greece this summer and want to find the most beautiful or unusual ‘evil eye’ charm I can. After that, I think I’ll need to either lose my passport or buy another bracelet blank! Claire Montague, by email

GENERATION GAME I’ve dabbled in beading along with other creative crafts for some time (I do a lot of crochet and needlework and make home décor pieces). While my mum has always liked the things I made for her, she was never a crafty person. Then sadly my dad died 18 months ago

and beading has been my mum’s lifeline. To start with I think she only gave it a go because it gave her an excuse to come round to my house when she was feeling lonely. Now, though, she’s given all sorts of crafts a try and has definitely settled on beading as her favourite. It really has changed her life.

don’t ‘do’ glitter and flowers, so I recreated the earrings and bracelet in dark and light blues with a little bit of silver, and using only star shapes. I call it my Midnight Sky set and I love it! I then went looking for more unusual punches and have now made a couple of charm bracelets as presents with people’s names spelt out in individual letters, plus

charms personal to them – for example, musical notes for one friend and a horse for my niece. Everyone loves the story of how they began life as ginger beer cans. I’m almost as addicted to ginger beer as I am to jewellery making so I won’t run out of metal to recycle! Liza Holland, by email

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She has the time to spend at our local bead shop, browsing and chatting to everyone, and she’s done loads of workshops. She’s made a really good circle of friends through it, and she gets so excited when she comes up with a new idea or a project she’s been working on comes off – she can’t wait to phone me or

come round to show it off! Now some of her enthusiasm is rubbing off on my daughter so we’ve got three generations of jewellery makers in our family. Frances, Edinburgh

WITH THIS RING... I went to a family wedding last month and when the time came to exchange the rings, the celebrant explained that the


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this addictive hobby and with a little help from my good friend, Yvonne, and self-taught, I think I’ve done a pretty good job! It’s my own design and I’ve used a burgundy glass bead mix along with silver rose charms,

burgundy and gold thread ribbon, burgundy embroidery thread, cord, jump rings and a toggle clasp. Oh, and a little bit of glue! I am absolutely hooked on jewellery making now and feel really passionate

E STAR Lner of this about it. in w tter The I have so Star Le issue’s a fantastic many ideas er s receive Beads vouch running k e ir .u p o m .c £50 E mpirebeads through www.e my head, I hope I can ‘put pen to paper’ with them and get beading! reading them twice I love over and more. going to Julie McDonnell, The Bead Denton, Manchester Shop in CB&J: You may be Manchester relatively new to on a Saturday beading but your morning and browsing passion really shines all the beautiful beads through and we’re – it gives me a very sure you’ve got some happy feeling. I could fabulous design spend all day in the ideas bubbling away. shop. I also love We hope your Star receiving my copy of Letter prize helps your magazine every get you started on month and looking at turning them into all the pages from a reality! back to front, then

COOL CAMEOS

designs and to say I was surprised would be an understatement. Cameos looking cool, even a bit rock-chick on a couple of them, with the black chain and antique silver wing charms. So I take it all back and I’m off to buy some cameos and mounts. One necklace for me and another version for my teenage daughter,

who has more than enough attitude to carry it off! I only wish that I had been into jewellery making when I was at college. Jenny McBride, by email

STAR LETTER BURSTING WITH BEADING IDEAS I’ve been looking forward to your magazine with bated breath this time round because I couldn’t wait to show you my necklace, which I braided for the first time. I am so pleased with the finished piece and have had so many comments that I thought I’d share it with fellow readers of your fantastic magazine. I have only recently started getting into couple had gone on a metal jewellery workshop together and made each other’s rings. She said that although they weren’t perfectly round or professionally finished, every dent or tiny flaw was unique and personal, and a part of the effort each of them had put in. I was so moved by this that I thought I’d share the idea with any readers who might be getting married in the future. It’s almost made me wish I could go back and do it all again – though as my wedding ring has served me well for 28 years and I don’t think my husband would wear even handmade jewellery for all the tea in China, I think I’d better leave it to others! Jacqui Ratan, by email

Well, you’ve done it again! Until I opened Issue 15, I would have said, in all honesty, that I wouldn’t be seen dead in cameo jewellery! It actually made me think of the smell of my great-grandmother’s house – fusty and old-fashioned... Shudder! Then I saw Emily Kersh’s amazing

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JEWELLERY COLOURED PAPER BEADS

i can see RACHEL BLAND DESIGNER

a rainbow

Use these unusual colourful, recycled paper beads in on-trend geometric designs for wonderful individual jewellery pieces, perfect for summer

ABOUT RACHEL… Rachel has been creating jewellery for almost six years. She teaches many of the workshops at The Bead Shop (Nottingham), and has a flair for colour and design.

MATERIALS FOR ALL PROJECTS • 56 x assorted Dodo paper beads • 9 x assorted Simba paper beads • 9 x silver-plated 3mm spacer beads • 33 x silver-plated eyepins • 5 x silver-plated headpins • silver-plated extension chain • silver-plated small trigger clasp • silver-plated fish-hook ear wires • clear 0.5mm Stretch Magic elastic

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

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JEWELLERY COLOURED PAPER BEADS THE PAPER BEAD STORY These vibrant beads are handmade by a co-operative of Ugandan women using recycled paper from old posters and magazines. Triangular strips are cut with the desired colour in mind, rolled individually around a needle and secured with a dab of glue. The rolled beads are then strung up,

varnished and left to dry for three to ďŹ ve days. The larger the bead, the more coats of varnish it is given, leaving the beads water resistant and the bright colours protected. Each bead is unique and the method of making them means they vary slightly in size and shape. The Ugandan women are paid a set price for their beads, based on Fairtrade

recommendations, and their work is part of a sustainable business,

allowing them to support themselves

and their families with no charity involved.

any excess wire. Connect five of the Dodo beads together by opening the loops in the eyepins, then add seven of the Simba beads and another

five Dodo beads. Identify the middle bead in the chain and add the two remaining Simba beads, one to each loop at the sides of the bead. Repeat

with the beads either side of the centre, using Dodo beads. Thread a 3mm spacer bead and a Dodo bead onto a headpin and make a loop in the pin.

Repeat twice more. Connect these beaded headpins to the loops below the beads added in Step 3, to create three triangles with decorative drops.

BRIGHT & BEAUTIFUL NECKLACE

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JEWELLERY COLOURED PAPER BEADS TO CREATE

IN SHAPE EARRINGS

Thread five Dodo beads individually onto eyepins and turn a loop in each pin above the bead. Select your central bead and add two beads each side. Thread a spacer bead and a Dodo bead onto a headpin and make a loop. With

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COLOUR CONNECT BRACELET

TO CREATE Cut an 80cm length of elastic. Thread on three Dodo beads and position them in the middle of the thread. Next, thread on one of the spacer beads as a crossover – one thread goes through the bead in one direction and the other goes through in the opposite direction. Add a Dodo bead to each thread and thread on another Dodo bead as a crossover. Repeat this pattern, alternating the paper beads and spacer beads as crossovers. When the bracelet is the required length, finish off by threading back through the first bead as a crossover, and tie

the central bead in a horizontal position, join the two beads at the bottom using the beaded headpin. Open the loop on an ear wire and gather the top two beads together to form the earring. Repeat Steps 1-3 to make a pair.

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a knot around the threads on each side. Thread the ends of the elastic back through the beads to secure, tie a couple more knots (for extra security, add a spot of clear nail varnish to the knots), then cut off any excess.

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WHERE TO BUY All the materials used here are available from The Bead Shop (Nottingham) Ltd; www.mailorder-beads.co.uk; 0115 958 8899


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Gold and Turquoise Necklace Kit No. 51 £15.00

Stretch Bracelets

Kit 52-1 – Red £2.50

Kit 52-2 – Pink £2.50

Kit 52-3 – Yellow £2.50

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BEADSISTERS

in captivity This lovely captive bead chain maille weave is easy to do and gives rise to a wealth of unusual design ideas

SARAH AUSTIN DESIGNER

CURVY BRACELET

ABOUT SARAH… Sarah’s love of chain maille began with her interest in medieval history, which led her onto starting her own maille shirt. This was abandoned when she discovered coloured jump rings and the fact that you can use chain maille to make jewellery! Sarah runs Beadsisters with her husband, Steve.

MATERIALS To make an 18cm bracelet • 140 x non-tarnish silver enamelled copper jump rings, id 6.6mm, 1.02mm (A) • 82 x non-tarnish silver enamelled copper jump rings, id 3.3mm, 1.02mm (B) • 30 x blood red 6mm Czech glass pearls • silver-plated jubilee heart 14x17mm Tierracast toggle

TOOLS • 2 x chain-nosed, flat-nosed or bent-nosed pliers

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TO CREATE Make a chain of three pairs of A jump rings. Open the last two pairs of jump rings between your thumb and forefinger and insert one bead (see Fig 1, below). Trap the bead by joining the last pair of jump rings with one

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B ring, as in Fig 2. The bead cage is attached to a central ring. Link two pairs of rings to the central ring. Repeat Steps 2 and 3. Link the two B rings that are trapping the beads with a third B ring (Fig 3). Add a second B ring to the last captive bead cage you created.

Repeat Step 4. Link two A rings to the last B ring added (Fig 4). Link two pairs of rings to the pair of A rings just added. Repeat Steps 2 and 3. When you trap the bead, link the B ring to the captive bead cage from Step 5 (Fig 5). The captive bead cage is attached to a new central ring. Add

a second B ring to the captive bead cage you have just created. Repeat Steps 4-6 until your bracelet is the desired length. Each central ring has three captive beads attached. Attach your toggle ring with one B ring and the toggle bar with a chain of three B rings to the last captive bead cages.

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BEADSISTERS CAPTIVE FLOWER BRACELET

MATERIALS To make a 22.5cm bracelet • 155 x non-tarnish silver enamelled copper jump rings, id 5mm, 0.81mm (A) • 242 x non-tarnish silver enamelled copper jump rings, id 2.4mm, 0.81mm (B) • 14 x non-tarnish silver enamelled copper jump rings, id 4mm, 0.81mm (C) • 7 x blood red 4mm Czech glass pearls • 14 x dark purple 4mm Czech glass pearls • 28 x rose pink 4mm Czech glass pearls • silver plated 2-strand 16mm clasp

TOOLS • 2 x chain-nosed, flat-nosed or bent-nosed pliers

TO CREATE Using A and B rings and rose pink beads, follow Steps 1-3 for the Curvy Bracelet opposite. Link two pairs of rings to the central ring. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 for the Curvy Bracelet. Link the two B rings that are trapping the beads with another two B rings, as in Fig 3, opposite. Add a second

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B ring to the last captive bead cage you created. Repeat Step 2 until you have seven bead cages around the central ring – this is one captive flower. Following Steps 1-3, make one blood red, two dark purple and four rose pink captive flowers in total. Referring to the main picture, link

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two B rings to two of the outer ring pairs of one pink flower and one of the outer ring pairs of one purple flower. Link two C rings through the three pairs of B rings just added. Join up the remaining flowers in this way so that the colour pattern is pink, purple, pink, red, pink, purple, pink.

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Referring to the main picture, attach the clasp to two of the outer ring pairs of one pink flower using pairs of B rings. At the other end of the bracelet, link one pair of B rings to one pair of the flower’s outer rings and two pairs of rings to the clasp loops. Link two C rings through the three pairs of B rings just added.

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BEADSISTERS

DROP PENDANT

MATERIALS • 22 x non-tarnish silver enamelled copper jump rings, id 6.6mm, 1.02mm (A) • 19 x non-tarnish silver enamelled copper jump rings, id 3.3mm, 1.02mm (B) • 26 x non-tarnish silver enamelled copper jump rings, id 5mm, 0.81mm (C) • 20 x non-tarnish silver enamelled copper jump rings, id 2.4mm, 0.81mm (D) • 2 x non-tarnish silver enamelled copper jump rings, id 4mm, 0.81mm (E) • 5 x blood red 6mm Czech glass pearls • 6 x blood red 4mm Czech glass pearls • 2 x silver-plated 8x4mm fold-over cord ends • silver-plated extension chain • silver-plated 12mm lobster clasp • black 2mm genya imitation leather cord

TO CREATE The bottom of the pendant is made using A and B rings and 6mm beads. Follow Steps 1-4 for the Curvy Bracelet on page 16, so that you have five captive bead cages around one central ring. Use two B rings to link two C rings to the central ring from

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Step 1. These two C rings are the new central ring. Using C and D rings, link one captive bead cage containing a 4mm bead onto the new central ring. Join this cage to a 6mm bead cage with one D ring. Repeat on the opposite side.

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Repeat Step 3, linking one new bead cage to each of the 4mm cages added in the previous step. Use two D rings to link two E rings to the central ring added in Step 2. These two E rings are now the new central ring. Repeat Step 4. Join the two cages just added with one B ring at

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the top of the pendant. Attach the cord ends to a 45cm length of genya cord, using glue for extra security. Connect an extension chain to one cord end and a lobster clasp to the other, using B rings. Join the pendant to the cord by linking two B rings to the B ring added in Step 5.

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WHERE TO BUY All the materials used here are available from www.bead sisters.co.uk; 01776 830352


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JEWELLERY WOODEN BANGLES

STEPHIE HALL DESIGNER

a bangle a day

A plain chunky wooden bangle is the most tempting canvas to bring to life almost any look. From Baroque or steampunk style to fresh and contemporary, with a dusting of glitter or a splash of paint...

ABOUT STEPHIE‌ Stephie is a 35-year-old full-time jewellery designer and retailer living in South Gloucestershire. She loves to experiment with new and unusual materials, combining the ordinary with the extraordinary to create unique pieces of jewellery art. Stephie started making jewellery at 17 years old and finds it difficult to imagine life without creating. She runs two websites, an eBay shop and an Amazon store and can be found at www.stardustandsparkles. co.uk and www.princessjewellery.net

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JEWELLERY WOODEN BANGLES THE ASTROMETER

MATERIALS

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TOP TIP

• stiff paintbrushes • sponge (I used a piece of baby sponge) • Polyvine super-tack PVA glue • Decopatch Aquapro sealing varnish • tweezers or chain-nosed pliers • tiny piece of wire

TO CREATE Sponge the outside of the bangle with black acrylic paint. Allow to dry and recoat. While wet, sprinkle glitter onto the paint. Leave to dry. Add two coats of black acrylic paint to the inside of the bangle and allow to dry. Using tiny dabs of PVA glue, adhere

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Tiny cogs, gears and other watch pieces can be very fiddly to work with. I used a small pair of tweezers to place pieces exactly where I wanted them, and a tiny length of 22-gauge wire to apply the smallest dots of glue I could

watch parts into your desired pattern around the bangle – my design has seven clusters of parts and most of them have been layered so multiple parts are stacked to give a more functional look. I positioned my bangle upright in another bangle while applying the clogs. As the Polyvine PVA glue becomes tacky very quickly, I was able to move round the bangle without waiting for the glue to dry completely. Once you have finished, allow your

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cogs to dry thoroughly for an hour or so and then recoat delicate areas with a thick layer of PVA – it dries clear so everything is still visible but makes sure your pieces are kept

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firmly in place. Be aware that it may take a day or slightly longer before it has dried clear. Varnish the whole outside of the bangle with sealing varnish, allowing at least two very thin coats.

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JEWELLERY WOODEN BANGLES Stain the outside of the bangle and allow to dry, then add another coat. Suspend to dry and ensure you allow the full recommended time. When you’re happy with the outside coat, stain the inside of the bangle, leave to dry, then apply a second coat. Once the bangle is completely dry, mark out four dots, equally

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spaced around the circumference of the bangle and halfway between top and bottom. Use a mini drill to drill each of these dots to a depth that will comfortably allow the rivets to sit in them. Make sure all the wood dust is blown away and use a tiny piece of wire to add a small amount of epoxy glue into one hole. Add a filigree flower to a

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rivet and put the rivet in the hole. Bind tightly in place with a 6” length of elastic and repeat for the other three holes. Allow the epoxy to cure according to the manufacturer’s guidelines, then unbind the elastic. Use the tip of an iron or a hot-fix tool to add a 6mm rhinestone to the centre of each

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filigree flower. With my iron on full, 20 seconds was sufficient for a 6mm stone to stick thoroughly. Attach 6mm rhinestones centrally to the gaps between the filigree flowers, directly onto the wood. Add six rows of three 4mm rhinestones in a star formation from each central 6mm rhinestone

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My mini drill has a mount that allows me to lower it with one hand whilst holding the piece I’m drilling with the other. If you don’t have a mount, clamp your bangle firmly before drilling, wrapping it in a towel where it touches the clamp so it isn’t marked whilst being held

(eight seconds was sufficient for my iron to stick 4mm studs). Varnish with sealing varnish, allowing at least two very thin coats. The varnish will protect the stain and ensure that all the rhinestones stay put.

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MATERIALS • wooden bangle • mahogany wood stain • 72 x deep red 4mm hot-fix rhinestones • 8 x copper 6mm hot-fix rhinestones • 4 x filigree flower Vintaj Fastenables • 4 x Vintaj 1/8” rivets

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stiff paintbrushes mini drill 1.4mm drill bit 2-part epoxy resin small iron or hot-fix tool • tiny piece of wire • ½” elastic • Decopatch Aquapro sealing varnish


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JEWELLERY WOODEN BANGLES

Mix up some watercolour paint – a big dollop of white with smaller amounts of yellow ochre and crimson. Add a little water and mix lightly. You don’t want it mixed thoroughly – little bits of the original colours give interesting streaks. Paint the outside of the wooden bangle

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TOOLS • watercolour paintbrushes • stiff paintbrushes • fleece or other fluffy fabric • PVA glue • Decopatch Aquapro sealing varnish

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WHERE TO BUY The wooden bangles used here are available from jayzcrafts.co.uk or diybangles.com Steampunk watch parts and Vintaj components can be purchased online at www.princess-jewellery.net Paints and brushes are available from www.rainbowsilks.co.uk Decopatch Aquapro sealing varnish is available from www.scrapbookshop.co.uk Hot-fix rhinestones can be bought online from the Crystals R Us eBay store

with the watercolour paint. Allow to dry, then apply a second coat until you’re satisfied with the base colour. Paint the inside of the bangle and allow it to dry. Glue a small piece of fleece to the lid of a glitter tube or something similar and cut around it to give you a circular fluffy stamp. When dry, use this with white acrylic paint to stamp circles randomly onto the bangle base. This does not give a

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‘perfect’ finish – I like the look of the fuzzy edges! Allow to dry. Add smaller crimson circles to your big white polka dots using acrylic paint and a paintbrush. Allow to dry, then add white acrylic dots to the centres with a brush. Dry thoroughly and seal with sealing varnish, inside and out – use a stiff brush for the sealing varnish and apply two thin coats.

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SHOPPING GUIDE 1

SILVER TEXTURED CABLE CHAIN Stockist: The Bead Trail www.thebeadtrail.co.uk Tel: 01606 884127 RRP: £2.95

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PINK/RED COATED 24X15.7MM CHAIN Stockist: Beads Direct www.beadsdirect.co.uk Tel: 01509 218028 RRP: £2.36 for 1m

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3MM BLACK FINISH CHAIN Stockist: The Southampton Bead Shop www.thesouthampton beadshop.co.uk Tel: 023 8067 8466 RRP: £2.50

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14X8MM GOLD-PLATED GEOMETRIC SHAPES COPPER CHAIN Stockist: The Southampton Bead Shop www.thesouthampton beadshop.co.uk Tel: 023 8067 8466 RRP: £3.50

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1MM SILVER-PLATED BEADING CHAIN Stockist: World of Beads www.worldofbeads.co.uk Tel: 01962 861255 RRP: £1

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BLACK/WHITE COATED 11.6X6.17MM CHAIN Stockist: Beads Direct www.beadsdirect.co.uk Tel: 01509 218028 RRP: £1.98 for 1m

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ANTIQUE COPPER DECORATIVE LINK CHAIN Stockist: The Bead Trail www.thebeadtrail.co.uk Tel: 01606 884127 RRP: £2.35

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GOLD 6MM CURB CHAIN Stockist: The Spellbound Bead Co www.spellboundbead.co.uk Tel: 01543 417650 RRP: £1.95

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BLUE/WHITE COATED 11.6X6.17MM CHAIN Stockist: Beads Direct www.beadsdirect.co.uk Tel: 01509 218028 RRP: £1.98 for 1m

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GREEN/BLUE COATED 24X15.7MM CHAIN Stockist: Beads Direct www.beadsdirect.co.uk Tel: 01509 218028 RRP: £2.36 for 1m

18” GOLD-PLATED SNAKE CHAIN Stockist: World of Beads www.worldofbeads.co.uk Tel: 01962 861255 RRP: £2.20

14 ANTIQUE GOLD Stockist: 7X5MM CHAIN The Southampton Bead Shop Stockist: World of Beads www.thesouthampton www.worldofbeads.co.uk beadshop.co.uk Tel: 01962 861255 Tel: 023 8067 8466 RRP: £1.80 RRP: £3.50


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BEAD DOCTOR

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

I loved Samantha Berman’s PMC pendants in Issue 16 of Creative Beads & Jewellery, and the shell design where she used a silicone putty to take an imprint got me thinking. Would it be possible to use the same technique to make silver fingerprint jewellery? I’m thinking about creating a mould

of each of my children’s fingerprints and then making pendants or bracelet charms for their grandmothers and perhaps a keyring for Grandad! Would this work? Briony Miller, Oxfordshire

THE BEAD DOCTOR SAYS... What a lovely idea. These kinds of pieces make wonderful, unique

gifts. To do what you’re suggesting using a mould, you would actually need to create a second mould from the first one to get an imprint in your PMC rather than a raised impression. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be that complicated! It is perfectly possible to make a fingerprint straight into your PMC, which will be able to

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BETWEEN THE LINES I’ve just bought a lovely dress for a big event this winter and now want to make the perfect necklace to go with it. It has an empire neckline so is fairly low-cut without plunging! Is there a particular length or style of necklace that would suit it best? Lesley, by email

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any other accessories you intend to wear, there are a few rules of thumb that are worth bearing in mind when it comes to pairing necklines and necklaces... V-neck: These look great with a collar necklace that lies snugly round the middle of the neck, or a choker that fits round the base of the neck, with or without a drop pendant falling into the V. These higher necklace lengths also work perfectly with off-the-shoulder and boat-neck tops, and a striking choker can be the perfect accessory to a dramatic strapless dress or top with a plunging neckline. Empire line: These versatile tops offer a wide area to ‘fill’ with as much or as little jewellery as you please!

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Opt for a simple, multistranded or even bib necklace falling just below the throat or lower, as long as it finishes before the dress starts – you don’t want the bottom lost in the neckline (or your cleavage!). The same is true of scoop necks. Cowl neck: This is a popular style on evening dresses and to offset all the width of the draped collar, you should choose a longer necklace style, aiming for a minimum of around 24”. High neck: This is where a really long (sometimes called opera length) necklace of more that 28” will come into its own! These necklaces are designed to fall below

the bust and won’t work with any low-cut neckline that draws attention to that area. They look striking and elegant with a high-neck little black dress, and equally chic with a casual turtleneck or similar. A slightly shorter matinée length (around 20-26”) will also work well. Open collar: With a blouse or shortstyle neckline, a chunky statement necklace ‘peeking’ out can have great impact. For something more subdued or business-like, stick to single or two-strand designs falling a just below the throat or a little lower. Asymmetric: As with some styles of halterneck, particularly those with embellished straps, the emphasis here is on the

shape of the top itself and you don’t want your necklace to compete. Go for a gorgeous pair of earrings instead!


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BEAD DOCTOR

UNLEASH YOUR CREATIVITY pick up that level of detail. Prepare your PMC and get your children to press firmly – and, most importantly, without moving or wobbling, as that will ‘smudge’ the impression – into it, then sand (without touching the imprinted area), fire and burnish as normal.

GETTING IT STRAIGHT During my endeavours at jewellery making I seem to have ended up with a whole heap of bent headpins and eyepins. I’ve been keeping them but was wondering if I need to throw them away or if they can be straightened. Also, I follow any instructions for the gauge of pin I should be using on a project, but often designers don’t give any indication. Is there a rule for this? Alice Lamington, Coventry

THE BEAD DOCTOR SAYS... Don’t throw those pins away! Unless they have been so badly or frequently bent that the metal is damaged, they can certainly be straightened and used in future. To do this, grip a headpin just below the head or an

eyepin flat across the eye with a pair of chain-nosed pliers. Hold these in your non-dominant hand and, with a pair of nylon-jaw pliers in your other hand, grasp the pin close to the chain-nosed pliers. Now pull the pin straight out of the nylon-jaw pliers. This is the same technique you would use on lengths of wire that have become kinked. Regarding the gauge of pin you choose, your main guiding rule should be to opt for the heaviest gauge that fits through the hole of your beads. This is simply a matter of strength and retaining shape.

PRETTY PEBBLES I totally loved the beach pebble lampwork beads Rachel Bishop made in Issue 16. They look so realistic and the mix of dark and lighter grey mottled beads made such a gorgeous naturallooking bracelet. Only trouble is I’m not a lampworker and although Rachel said this project was good for beginners, my budget doesn’t run to the equipment

to get started just yet. Do you know of anywhere that sells similar readymade beads please? Chloe, by email

THE BEAD DOCTOR SAYS... Your first port of call should be Rachel’s own website at www.puffafish jewellery.co.uk, where she sells many of her handmade lampwork beads, as well as finished jewellery pieces. The grey pebble beads are available for £14 for a set of seven of assorted shapes and sizes, though they have proved extremely popular and there is obviously a limit to how quickly Rachel is able to replenish her stocks when every bead is made personally. Alternatively, you’ll find some lovely mixed ceramic pebble-look beads at www.beads direct.co.uk, priced at £1.85 for a bag of six, ranging in size from 15mm to 25mm. Or for a more stylistic, retro version, try the irregular-shaped 19mm or chunky 31mm vintage grey acrylic pebble beads from www.bigbead littlebead.com.

A STRETCH TOO FAR? I’ve recently made a bracelet based very loosely on Kate Eldridge’s Party Patchwork design from CB&J Issue 15 – I’ve alternated bugle beads and seed beads in peyote in a similar way, but kept to a single strand rather than the three rows on Kate’s cuff. I also used a beading elastic rather than thread and I was very happy with how it turned out, but a friend has since told me that elastic isn’t suitable for this sort of piece and it’ll break. Is she right? Maya, by email

THE BEAD DOCTOR SAYS... Elastic is designed to be strong and isn’t necessarily unsuitable, but a weave like this can create a lot of pressure points. If you kept strengthening your piece by threading back through the same sections and securing, it should last well –

and the added advantage will be that if the elastic does snap, only one section should unravel. Using elastic will have given you a different look, shape and feel to thread so it is worth experimenting with both to see if you have a preference. Bear in mind that with the lengths required in beadweaving patterns, thread is a cheaper option. If you want to use elastic in future, here’s a quick tip for you, that you may or may not already know! Sprinkling a little talcum powder over the elastic before you start threading will help you slide the beads on more easily.

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BOJANGLE BEADS

peachy

just CHRISTINE NEVILLE DESIGNER

This ultra-pretty cuff uses soft peach shades and gently shimmering sequins in a delicate right angle weave for the ultimate feminine summery look

MATERIALS • 10-20g size 11 seed beads • 6mm flower sequins (or round sequins if you prefer) • crystal rondelle or large bead for clasp • KO thread

TOOLS • beading needle • scissors

TO CREATE Thread your needle with KO thread. Pick up eight seed beads and, leaving a 20cm tail, tie them into a circle with a couple of knots. Take the needle through Beads 1 to 6 (see Fig 1, opposite top). Pick up a further six seed beads and

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the last circle of the first row, continue through the six seed beads you’ve just picked up (Fig 4), pick up another six seed beads and go back through the last two beads of the previous circle (Figs 5 and 6). For the second row you now have two seed beads already in place from the row before and two seed beads from the circle before, so your pickup every time on this

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row is four new seed beads. Go through two seed beads on the first circle. Pick up four beads and come back through two beads on the second circle on the first row (Fig 7). Go back through the two beads on the first circle (Fig 8), through the four beads you have just added and through two beads on the third circle of the first row (Fig 9). Pick up four seed beads. Go up through two seed beads on the previous circle (Fig 10), through two beads on the third circle of the first row and back down two of the four beads you have just added (Fig 11). Pick up four seed beads. Go back through two beads on the fourth circle on the first row, back down two beads on the circle before, through the four beads just added and on through the two beads on the fifth

If you stitch a tight tension as you work the cuff, it may shrink. If this happens just add a few more rows on the length

Why not have a go at stitching a necklace, two rows wide and embellished in the same way?

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

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JEWELLERY RETRO LOOKS

The 70s were a famously mixed-up style era, with funky psychedelic prints and bold, bright shapes meeting an Earth Mother look that was all about natural materials, crochet and macramé, and even healing stones. Our designers had great fun creating contemporary pieces inspired by the grooviest decade of all! FLOWER POWER NECKLACE

MEL BROOKE DESIGNER

MATERIALS • Hot-Pants-Pink Flower Power bead • Satsuma Sunburst Flower Power bead • Psychedelic Lime Flower Power bead • 7 x assorted Chunky Retro Acrylic Square beads • assorted seed beads • silver-plated 0.6mm wire • Hot Orange faux suede cord • Mid-Purple faux suede cord • cord tips • 50mm eyepins • 50mm headpins • 15mm toggle clasp • 7mm jump rings • 10mm jump rings • 16mm jump rings

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Begin by threading long eyepins halfway through five Chunky Retro Acrylic Squares. Thread several coloured seed beads in random order onto the pins before threading each one through the other side of the Retro Square. Bend the wire ends over at 45°, trim and use round-nosed pliers to turn loops the same size as the ‘eyes’. Thread a Flower Power bead onto 0.6mm wire. Turn a loop on one end and trim the wire to approximately 1cm on the other side of the bead. Pull the wire back

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out of the bead slightly so that you can thread some assorted seed beads onto it, then thread it back through the other side of the bead. Bend the wire end over at 45°, trim if necessary and use round-nosed pliers to turn another loop. Repeat with another Flower Power bead. Thread two or three seed beads onto three headpins and thread the first through one side of your focal Flower Power bead from the centre. Repeat with the other two headpins and the two remaining Retro Squares. Bend the wire

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

ends over at 45°, trim and use round-nosed pliers to turn loops. Cut four 22cm lengths of faux suede cord, two in each colour. Separate into two mixed-colour pairs and double up. Push the middle loops through the Retro Squares from Step 3, and take the tails back through the loop to make lark’s head knots on the ‘empty’ sides. Starting from one of the beads with faux suede attached, assemble the necklace as follows by linking the wired beads via their loops: Retro Square, 16mm jump ring, Retro Square, 16mm jump ring, Flower Power bead, 16mm jump ring, Retro

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Power bead (wired with the headpin) to this Retro Square. Finally, check the necklace is a suitable length and trim the faux suede cord to size if necessary. Add cord tips to the ends of the cords, then attach the toggle clasp components using 7mm jump rings.

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1970s fashion was full of rainbow colours, peace signs, butterflies and flowers – all of which are seeing a big revival on the high street this summer. It’s a great fun look and I couldn’t resist using these big funky coloured Flower Power beads for the project as they fit so well with the theme!

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JEWELLERY RETRO LOOKS

AMULET PURSE

ROZ MAGUIRE DESIGNER

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JEWELLERY RETRO LOOKS Crochet two traditional granny squares using the waxed cotton cords (see boxout, below). Keep the tension tight to stop pennies falling through! On the third round of one granny square, leave plenty of extra cord for stitching the squares together. Place your two completed granny squares side by side and stitch them together using the long end of surplus cord, threading the cord back and forward through the squares to form stitches along one side. Secure and trim the cord end. Using the newly sewn join as a central back seam, envelope the long ends of the squares on top of one another to form the purse shape, then stitch up each side with matching cord until secure. You now have your purse. Sew on the bead. Attach a piece of cord with a hidden knot to the purse flap, and crochet a row of chain stitches to fit around the bead. Secure with another knot adjacent to the start of the row. Make the neck cord – cut a length of wire around 80cm long

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KEY: CH - CHAIN TR - TREBLE STITCH

Foundation chain: Ch 4; join into a ring with a slip stitch. Round 1: Ch 4, (tr 3 into centre of ring, ch 1) three times; tr 2 into centre of ring; join to third chain of beginning chain with a slip stitch. To change colour: Cut cord, leaving a tail, and draw it all the way through the slip stitch to secure. Join the new colour at a corner by drawing a stitch through a ch1 stitch. Continue with the next round. Round 2: Ch 3, work corner (tr 2, ch 1, tr 3) into the same stitch, work remaining corners: *ch 1, skip over the 3 tr from the previous round, (tr 3, ch 1, tr 3) into the same stitch; repeat from * two more times, ch 1, join to third chain of beginning chain with a slip stitch. Round 3: Ch 3, work corner (tr 2, ch 1, tr 3) into the same stitch, work remaining sides: *ch 1, skip over the 3 tr from the previous rounf, tr 3, ch 1, work corner (tr 3, ch 1, tr 3); repeat from * two more times, ch 1, join to third chain of beginning chain with a slip stitch.

and thread it through a crochet stitch on the inside of the purse. Thread on a crimp to form a loop, allowing a few centimetres of extra wire. Flatten the crimp with pliers and close a crimp cover over the top. Thread turquoise tumblechips onto the wire – the first few chips will sit on both the main wire and the extra centimetres of wire, providing a secure finish. After every few centimetres of turquoise chips, add a silver seed bead. At the desired length, thread the end of the wire through a stitch on the other side of the purse. Slip on a crimp and thread the wire back up through the crimp and chips to form a loop. Flatten the crimp and add a crimp cover.

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MATERIALS • turquoise tumblechips • silver size 6 seed beads • silver-plated acrylic plum blossom bead (or similar bead or button for fastener) • 4m steel blue waxed cotton cord (for the central square) • 6m coconut waxed cotton cord (for the middle square) • 4m turquoise waxed cotton cord (for the outer square, plus extra for the crochet clasp) • Flex-rite beading wire • 2 x crimp beads • 2 x crimp covers

TOOLS • 2.0 crochet hook • flat-nosed pliers • needle and thread

I was very excited to be asked to do a 1970s-themed piece as I frequently look to the era for inspiration in my home, clothes, crafts and jewellery. Look at any craft book from that time and you will find an array of pieces made in crochet and macramé; I decided on a bit of both – crocheting traditional granny squares but with a waxed cord to give it a macramé-like appearance. As a 70s child, I remember when we all had purses around our necks to carry our money to the sweetie shop for our penny mixtures – I had a Holly Hobby one that I recently found with some bouncy balls still in it! Earth Mothers might like to use a purse like this to carry crystals close to their heart chakra. Using turquoise gives my design another natural dimension, and as a particularly fashionable stone in 70s jewellery, it seemed like a fitting choice.

WHERE TO BUY All the materials used here can be found at www.beadshopscotland.com (find them all in one place in the ‘As seen in...’ section) www.creativebeadsandjewellery.com

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JEWELLERY RETRO LOOKS

BEADED FLOWER NECKLACE ALISON WILLIAMS DESIGNER

MATERIALS • olive silver foil-lined 8mm round bead • olive silver foil-lined drop bead • silver, aqua, orange red and lime green silver-lined size 8 glass seed beads • green faux suede • silver-plated headpin • nylon-coated wire cable • crimp • crimp cover

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

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Start by threading a crimp onto the end of a 47cm length of wire cable and making a loop at the end. Cover with a crimp cover. Add the 8mm round bead. Add 38 seed beads, then pass the end up through the round bead to create a loop. Repeat to create a second loop. Add 44 seed beads and pass the wire down through the round bead. Add 58 seed beads to create the fourth loop. Cut off any excess wire to leave a 1cm tail. Apply superglue to the end,

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Think of ‘flower power’ and maxi dresses, big hair and gorgeous statement jewellery made from glass love beads and natural materials like wood, suede and bone all come to mind. This flower necklace is simple to make and, for me, epitomises the hippy, boho chic of the 1970s.

Scour thrift shops and antique fairs for ideas from the 70s. Steal colour combinations from vintage clothing and memorabilia. Recycle period jewellery, buttons, belt buckles, anything, in fact, to make unique pieces steeped in style!


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JEWELLERY RETRO LOOKS STRAWBERRY FIELDS NECKLACE

GILL TEASDALE DESIGNER TO CREATE Cut 3m lengths of both colours of cotton, cutting the ends at an angle to give a point that will thread more easily through your beads. Hold the pendant with the hole and narrow edge nearest to you and tie a lark’s head knot around the narrowest point using a length of natural cotton – form the knot so that one strand of the cord measures 1m and the other 2m. Repeat with a length of red cotton, ensuring that the two 1m lengths are next to each other in the centre. If it’s possible, anchor the pendant to a fixed point and work with the strands coming towards you. Commence the macramé square knot. The two short centre lengths (BC) do not move and are not used for knotting. Pass the left cord (A) under BC and over the right cord (D). Pass D over BC and under A (pass it through the loop that has been formed and go through from top to bottom, never bottom to top). A and B have now swapped places but will still be referred to as A and B. Pass A under BC and over D. Pass D over BC and under A

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(like train tracks). Pass the right end under the left, pass it back under and over itself, then through the loop that has been made. Repeat using the left strand, passing it under the right, back under and over itself and through the loop that has been formed. Tie an overhand knot in each end at slightly different lengths, away from the slip knots. Slip one of the remaining beads onto each end. Tie another knot, sliding it closely up to the bead. Trim both ends close to the knot.

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MATERIALS • Strawberry Haze acrylic pendant • 4 x Very Berry red stripy 10mm acrylic round beads • 2 x red/pink clay beads from Fantasy Flower mix • 4 x red/cream beads from Ornate Orbs mix • 4 x red/white beads from Colour Wash Flower Disc mix • 2 x red/white wooden beads from Hypnotic Spiral mix • 2 x peace symbol enamelled clip-on charms • 6m red 0.5mm waxed cotton cord • 6m natural 0.5mm waxed cotton cord

TOOLS • round-nosed and flat-nosed pliers (nylon-jaw flat-nosed pliers are useful but not essential) • sharp scissors • fine collapsible beading needle • bead reamer (optional)

Retro style is everywhere. This necklace contains elements from many of the characteristics of the era – macramé, medallions, flower power, the peace movement and bright, bold, glam rock patterns. This striking combination is a perfect tribute to the unforgettable 70s!

WHERE TO BUY All the materials used here are available from www.jillybeads.co.uk; 01524 412728 www.creativebeadsandjewellery.com

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DESIGNER GALLERY

designer Each reader featured wins the beautiful Purple Collection from Silver Orchid Beads

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Take inspiration from these lovely designs, created by some of our talented readers

WENDY’S FOXGLOVES BRACELET www.silverorchidbeads.co.uk 07971 005046 or 07906 435430

BY WENDY MANZ FROM WINNIPEG, CANADA MATERIALS • • • •

stainless steel jump rings fancy toggle clasp ball headpins purple 8mm mother of pearl round beads • pale green acrylic leaf beads

COFFEE & LEOPARD WATCH BY SELENA ADAMS FROM PETERBOROUGH MATERIALS • Grecian-style watch face • coffee 6mm crackle beads • leopard-print barrel beads

• silver spacer beads • 18cm elasticated beading string

GREEN MAN BRACELET BY LINZI ALFORD FROM CUMBRIA MATERIALS • silver-plated bracelet blank • bronze tone chain • bronze tone leaves • green glass beads

• acrylic leaves • sterling silver Green Man charm • homemade woodland photo charms

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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BIRTHSTONES AUGUST

peridot We continue our series on birthstone jewellery with a closer look at zesty-but-elegant peridot

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remaining loop in one of your beaded links before passing them back through the crimp and setting it. Thread a 4mm silver round onto both wires together, then add nine tumblechips to each separate strand. Add another silver round onto both wires together, then thread seven tumblechips onto each strand. Repeat using five tumblechips, and finish with a silver round. Thread the beaded link you made in Step 2 onto the two wires together, then

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

necklace as shown, and finish the main chain ends with a lobster clasp and necklace tag, securing them to the chain using jump rings.

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BIRTHSTONES AUGUST PERIDOT BIRTHSTONE FOR... August

SAID TO BESTOW: Dignity, protection, success

ABOUT THE STONE: Peridot is a gemstone form of the mineral olivine, found in the rocks created by volcanoes and even in meteors that land

on Earth! It was used in Ancient Egyptian jewellery as early as the second millennium BC, and the Ancient Romans called it Evening Emerald because it retains its radiance under lamplight. Peridot can range in colour from yellow or brownish green to the more popular vivid lime or highly valued dark olive. The slight hint of

gold is caused by very fine traces of iron. Peridot fell out of general favour after the Baroque period, but gained a huge upsurge of interest in the mid-1990s with the discovery of superb quality crystals in a remote spot in the Himalayas, nearly 15,000 feet above sea level and extractable only in the summer months. These stones

are known as Kashmir peridots, but more accessible mines exist in China and elsewhere in Asia. Peridot from Arizona, frequently used in native American jewellery, tends to have a more yellow or golden-brown hue.

WHAT’S THE ALTERNATIVE? Peridot green can be hard to replicate.

ALTERNATIVE PERIDOT GREEN ACRYLIC FLOWER BRACELET

More subtle than lime green, less verdant than emerald, it is a perfect classy summer shade that works well with citrus or earth tones. It is best mimicked in glass or crystal beads, which can achieve a similar radiance and delicacy of colour – or give a nod to nature and to current fashion trends with all-out zingy lime.

MATERIALS • green five-petal large acrylic flower • Peridot Swarovski 4mm crystals • peridot silver-lined seed beads • silver 2mm round beads • silver 4mm round beads • toggle clasp • silver small flower charm • silver crimp beads • 7-strand Tigertail wire • silver eyepin • silver 3mm jump rings

TOOLS • round-nosed and flat-nosed pliers • crimping pliers

WHERE TO BUY Peridot tumblechips can be purchased from www.thebeadster.com The 5mm faceted peridot stone and sterling silver setting are available from www.kernowcraft.com The peridot coloured beads used in the bracelet, including the focal flower, are all available from www.bigbeadlittlebead.com The findings featured in both projects can be purchased from www.spellboundbead.com and www.chrystalrosedesigncrafts.com

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crystal, a 2mm silver round and a crystal to each strand individually, then pass the wires back through the flower and the silver bead. Repeat the beading pattern in reverse for the other half of the bracelet. Hang the silver flower charm from an eyepin loop, then thread a 2mm silver round, a crystal and another 2mm silver round onto the pin. Create a simple loop in the end, close to the final bead. Connect a jump ring to this loop and secure to the jump ring on the large toggle component.

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SHOPPING GUIDE

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4X6MM PERIDOT AB GREEN DROPS Stockist: Tuffnell Glass www.tuffnellglass.com Tel: 01262 420171 RRP: £1.50 for 100

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LIGHT GREEN 4MM ROUND BEADS Stockist: Tuffnell Glass www.tuffnellglass.com Tel: 01262 420171 RRP: £1.50 for 100

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PERIDOT MIYUKI THREAD

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Stockist: The Spellbound Bead Co www.spellboundbead.co.uk Tel: 01543 417650 RRP: £2.95 for 50m 7

PERIDOT 12MM RIVOLIS Stockist: The Bead Shop Scotland www.beadshopscotland.co.uk Tel: 01620 822886 RRP: 75p each

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MIYUKI PERIDOT MEDLEY 4MM CUBE MIX Stockist: The Southampton Bead Shop www.thesouthampton beadshop.co.uk Tel: 023 8067 8466 RRP: £1.10 for 10g

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FROSTED PERIDOT CZECH GLASS LEAF BEADS Stockist: The Bead Trail www.thebeadtrail.co.uk Tel: 01606 884127 RRP: 25p each

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23X7MM OVALS WITH CENTRE BAND Stockist: The Spellbound Bead Co www.spellboundbead.co.uk Tel: 01543 417650 RRP: 25p each

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LAMPWORK STRIPED BEADS

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RACHEL BISHOP DESIGNER

Nothing says summer holidays quite as loudly as vivid windbreaks and beach balls! Evoke that feeling of fun in your jewellery with these fantastic stripy lampwork beads

ABOUT RACHEL… Rachel has been making jewellery for seven years. She fell in love with lampwork beads after seeing Sally Carver`s designs online six years ago, and decided she too wanted to create beads like that.Three years ago, Rachel had a lesson with well-known lampworker Manda Muddimer and she hasn’t looked back! She gains inspiration for her bead designs from where she lives in the north of Cornwall, between Bodmin Moor and the Atlantic. You can purchase Rachel’s glass beads and jewellery from www.puffafish jewellery.co.uk

BEACH BALL BEADS TO CREATE First warm your mandrel in the flame and make a small bead from the white glass. Make the bead about 1cm – any bigger and you’ll end up making an absolute whopper of a bead! Using a whole rod, place a raised dot on the bead in turquoise.

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stripes at this stage. Keep the bead warm in the flame but not so hot that gravity pulls the colours into each other. Take the rod of clear glass and heat, making sure that the rod is really clean so as not to get any scum on your bead. If you are working on a dual fuel torch, make sure you don’t have too much propane or this can make the glass sooty and unclear. Make even wraps of clear glass around the bead, taking care not to trap any air

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between the glass and the bead as this can cause bubbles (Fig 4). Finally, gently melt in the clear glass, again taking care not to let the centre of the bead get too hot or the colours will pull into one another. As the clear glass melts in and your bead becomes round, it should pull all the colours around the centre of the bead into stripes (Fig 5). Once your bead has cooled enough, pop it straight into your kiln or annealing bubble, and anneal.

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MATERIALS • Peace white CiM glass rod • turquoise Effetre glass rod • medium lapis Effetre glass rod • lime green Effetre glass rod • medium red Effetre glass rod • orange Effetre glass rod • light lemon yellow Effetre glass rod • clear Effetre glass rod

TOOLS • prepared mandrels • safety didymium glasses • annealing bubble

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LAMPWORK STRIPED BEADS TO CREATE Begin by assembling all the components. Thread a blue seed bead, a red seed bead and another blue seed bead onto an eyepin. Add a silver saucer bead, a beach ball bead and another saucer bead, then a blue, a red and a blue seed bead. Using round-nosed pliers, make a wrapped loop to secure the beads on the eyepin. Cut off any excess wire. Repeat for the other eight beach ball beads. Thread three plain lampwork beads onto an eyepin and

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secure in place with a wrapped loop. There is no set pattern for placing these beads, but I have used three different colours per eyepin. Repeat with the remaining beads and eyepins. Now you can start assembling the necklace. Use an oval jump ring to connect a beach ball link to a three-bead link. Repeat until all the links have been connected together. To finish, attach two jump rings and a lobster clasp to one end of the necklace and two jump rings and the closed ring to the other end.

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• 9 x beach ball beads • 30 x assorted plain bright lampwork beads • 18 x silver 3-4mm saucer beads • 38 x blue small seed beads • 19 x red small seed beads • 19 x silver eyepins

• 22 x silver oval jump rings • silver closed jump ring • silver lobster clasp

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

TO CREATE Begin by making the beach ball part of the earrings. Onto each eyepin thread a red seed bead, a blue seed bead, a silver saucer bead and a beach ball bead, followed by a silver saucer bead, a blue seed bead and a red seed bead. Secure

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

by making a wrapped loop and cut away any surplus wire. Next, thread two headpins with four green seed beads each. Repeat with yellow, blue and red seed beads. Make wrapped loops at the top of all eight headpins to secure. Open an oval jump ring and thread on a red beaded headpin, a yellow beaded headpin, a green beaded headpin and a blue beaded headpin. Add a silver shell charm to the jump ring and attach it to the bottom of a beach ball component from Step 1. Repeat with the other jump ring and components. Attach the top loop of each earring to an ear wire to finish.

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COMPETITION

WIN! f you’re looking for a wonderful inspirationpacked day out this summer, the Weald of Kent Craft Show (9th-11th September) and the Chilterns Craft Show (26th-29th August) will be packed with stunning British handmade arts and crafts for the home and garden, live music, features, displays and a stunning show garden, as well as delicious food and drink – and we have 20 pairs of tickets to give away to the Weald of Kent Show. More than 200 craftspeople from all over Britain will be showing why handmade is best, making this the ideal place to find a quirky gift for a loved one or an iconic addition to your home and garden. Don’t miss the Good Food Live area, a mustvisit for all foodies, which will include a Live Cookery Demonstration Theatre with guest chef Paul Da Costa Greaves. Whizz around the globe in the friendly, informal Tutored Wine Tasting sessions, where you can sample a selection of fine wines from across the world and be entertained and educated in a very enjoyable way! Be inspired to create a tranquil oasis this summer at the stunning Show Garden. Meander around the lavish selection of flowers and shrubs, designed by the experts.

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Bring out your children’s creative side and get them to try something new in the hands-on workshops and activity area or let off some steam in the play area. With numerous interactive family craft demonstrations, including some traditional rural craft techniques, there’s plenty for adults as well. At the Chilterns Show, Simon Keeley will be on hand to teach the art of stone carving and, with the current buzz around beekeeping, Nature’s Fayre will be offering inspiration and practical advice for would-be keepers. With something for all the family, you really won’t want to miss these shows this summer.

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2011 SHOWS CHILTERNS CRAFT SHOW • Open 9.30am-5.30pm (5pm Friday) • Adult £6.50 (£5 in advance) • Senior £5.50 (£4 in advance) • Children under 16 free if accompanied by an adult, otherwise £3 • Buy 10 adult or senior tickets and get one adult ticket free (in advance only) • Buy a combined Chilterns Craft Show and Stonor Park House & Gardens ticket in advance for £10 (adults and seniors)

WEALD OF KENT CRAFT SHOW • Open 9.30am-5pm • Adult £6.50 (£5 in advance) • Senior £5.50 (£4 in advance) • Children under 16 free if accompanied by an adult, otherwise £3 • Buy 10 adult or senior tickets and get one adult ticket free (in advance only) • Buy a combined Autumn Weald of Kent Craft Show and Penshurst Place & Gardens ticket in advance for £12 (adults and seniors)

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JEWELLERY BEAD WEAVING WITH WIRE

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VALERIE JONES DESIGNER

In these stunning pieces wire and seed beads are given a clever twist to create striking jewellery inspired by exotic plumage

ABOUT VALERIE… Valerie has been designing and making jewellery for the past 15 years and finds that beadwork is the perfect way to express her passion for colour, shape and texture. She loves the challenge of turning a drawing in her sketchbook into a three-dimensional piece of jewellery. You can see more of Valerie’s beadwork on her website at www.beadizzy.com he designers of the Art Nouveau movement produced beautiful entwined and flowing designs for jewellery and hair ornaments using abstract forms derived from plants and animals. The natural world provides a wealth of inspiration for the jewellery maker of today; just a glance through a natural history book can provide a myriad of ideas for different shapes and colour schemes. The idea for these pieces came from looking at the tail of a lyrebird, with its elegant curved plumes. Capturing the look of a bird or beast, either real or mythical, is a beady puzzle that I find endlessly fascinating! Although at first glance the twisted wire shape here looks intricate, it is really very simple to make because it is done in easy stages.

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shape sturdy and self-supporting. According to legend, the phoenix is reborn in a nest of flames. Colour therapists tell us that red and orange shades uplift and energise us, so the phoenix necklace is a feel-good piece of jewellery – especially

if you make some matching fiery earrings to complete the look. The bowerbird pin is very adaptable; as well as looking gorgeous on a lapel, it would also dress up a hat beautifully. You can colour co-ordinate the beads,

or go multicoloured, depending on your mood or what you have available in your stash. After all, that’s exactly what the bowerbird does in the wild, by decorating its nest with all the pretty objects it can find to attract a mate.


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JEWELLERY BEAD WEAVING WITH WIRE TWISTED WIRE SHAPE – ESSENTIAL TECHNIQUE

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TO CREATE Make a wire shape by following Steps 1-6 of the Essential Technique above. Bend the large wrapped loops upwards slightly with round-nosed pliers. Thread the Tigertail up through the third size 6 seed bead (counting down from

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MATERIALS • 40cm silver-coloured 20-gauge wire • 30cm silver-coloured 24-gauge wire • bronze size 8 seed beads • metallic amethyst size 6 seed beads • cream 10mm Swarovski Elements pearl • 3 x cream 6mm Swarovski Elements pearls • 8 x cream 4mm Swarovski Elements pearls • 4 x black 6mm Swarovski Elements pearls • 10 x black 4mm Swarovski Elements pearls • 80cm 0.018”Tigertail • 2 x silver crimp tubes • 3 x silver 5mm jump rings • silver clasp • silver headpin

TOOLS • round-nosed and flat-nosed pliers • crimping pliers • flush cutters

centre. Hold the loop with flat-nosed pliers and make a twist. String one size 6 seed bead and five size 8 seed beads onto each wire end. Repeat this pattern twice and finish with another size 6 bead. Curve each wire over to the front and then to the back. Twist with pliers to create a 5mm loop, 2mm away from the

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the top of the shape). Slide gently to the centre, taking care not to kink the Tigertail. String a size 8 bead, a size 6 bead and another size 8 bead. Take the Tigertail up through the size 6 bead on the other side of the wire shape. String nine size 8 beads, a size 6 bead, a 6mm black pearl and two size 8 beads. Go down through the large wrapped loop. Add a size 6 bead, a 6mm cream pearl and a size 6 bead. Repeat on the other side of the necklace. String five size 8 beads, a size 6 bead, a 4mm black pearl, a size 6 bead, five size 8 beads, a size 6 bead, a 4mm cream pearl and a size 6 bead. Repeat this step on both sides of the necklace, ending with size 8 beads and a size 6 bead. Thread on a crimp tube and a jump ring, then pass the Tigertail back through the crimp tube and the last few beads, creating a small loop of Tigertail

last size 6 bead. String five size 8 beads, one size 6 bead, three size 8 beads, one size 6 bead, three size 8 beads and one size 6 bead on each side. Trim each wire to leave 1cm protruding from the beads and form tiny loops 2mm away from the last size 6 beads. The beads should not be too tightly packed.

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Twist the beadcovered wires to make a symmetrical lyre shape with an ‘X’ shape in the middle at the back, taking care not to untwist the loops. Thread a 10mm bead to the middle of a 30cm length of 24-gauge wire. String a size 8 seed bead on each side. Pass the wire through the loops at the ends of the ‘X’ shape.

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Add four size 8 beads to each wire end, pass both through a size 6 bead, and pull tight. Cross the wires over the front of the base loop and form a wrap. Cross them at the back and bring them up through the size 6 beads at the top. Form a wrap around the twist on the loops and neatly trim off the ends with flush cutters.

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round the jump ring. Set the crimp with crimping pliers and trim the Tigertail. Repeat on the other side of the necklace. Open the jump rings, attach the clasp, and close securely. To make the dangle, string a black 6mm pearl onto the middle of a 10cm length of 20-gauge wire. Use round-nosed pliers to make a freeform shape around the bead with

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closed loops at the top and bottom. Thread a 6mm black pearl, a size 6 seed bead, a 6mm cream pearl and a size 8 seed bead onto a headpin. Trim the pin and form a loop, attaching it to the bottom of the freeform shape. Open a jump ring and hang the dangle on it. Attach the jump ring to the small loop at the base of the necklace and close securely.

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JEWELLERY BEAD WEAVING WITH WIRE PHOENIX RISING NECKLACE

MATERIALS

TOOLS • round-nosed and flat-nosed pliers • crimping pliers • flush cutters

TO CREATE Make wire shape following Steps 1-6 of the Essential Technique on page 49. Bend the large wrapped loops upwards slightly with round-nosed pliers. Thread the Tigertail up through the third size 6 bead (counting

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down from the top of the shape). Slide gently to the centre, taking care not to kink the Tigertail. String a 6mm Fire Opal crystal and take the Tigertail up through the size 6 bead on the other side of the wire shape. String nine size 8 seed beads, a size 6 bead, a 6mm Fire Opal crystal, a size 6 bead and two size 8 beads. Go down through the large wrapped loop. String a size 6 bead, a ruby siam round bead, a size 6 bead and five size 8 beads. Now thread on a size 6 bead, a 4mm Fire Opal crystal, a size 6 bead, a 6mm Fire Opal crystal, a size 6 bead and a 4mm Fire Opal crystal. Continue by stringing a size 6 bead followed by five size 8 beads, a size 6 bead, a ruby siam round

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bead, a size 6 bead and five size 8 beads, ending with size 8 beads and a size 6 bead. Repeat on the other side of the necklace. Thread on a crimp tube and a jump ring, then pass the Tigertail back through the crimp tube and the last few beads, creating a small loop of Tigertail round the jump ring. Set the crimp with pliers and trim the Tigertail. Repeat on the other side of the necklace. Open the jump rings to attach the clasp, and close securely.

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• 70cm silver-coloured 20-gauge wire • 30cm silver-coloured 24-gauge wire • pepper red size 8 seed beads • silver-lined ruby size 6 seed beads • black AB 10mm faceted crystal • 6 x Fire Opal 4mm Swarovski Elements Xilion beads • 6 x Fire Opal 6mm Swarovski Elements Xilion beads • 12 x ruby siam 6mm round beads • 3 x ruby siam drop beads • 80cm 0.018”Tigertail • 2 x silver crimp tubes • 6 x silver 5mm jump rings • silver clasp

Cross the ends of a 10cm length of 20-gauge wire to make a small loop. Curve the wire ends round to form two more loops. Twist each loop once with flat-nosed pliers. Make a closed loop with one strand of the wire and use the other one to make a small coil underneath it. Make a closed loop on the end of a 5cm length of 20-gauge wire. String a size 6 seed bead, a 4mm Fire Opal crystal and a size 6 bead. Make a closed

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loop. Thread a ruby siam drop onto a jump ring and attach it to the loop. Repeat to make two more dangles, using a 6mm Fire Opal crystal for the central one. Attach the dangles to the loops on the pendant and suspend it from the necklace with a jump ring.

If you’re looking for further ideas and tips using this kind of bead and wire weaving, I’d recommend the following books: Seed Bead Fusion by Rachel Nelson-Smith (Interweave, ISBN 978-1-59668-156-9) The Encyclopedia of Wire Jewellery Techniques by Sara Withers (Search Press, ISBN 978-1-84448-526-0) Wire Art Jewelry Workshop by Sharilyn Miller (Interweave, ISBN 978-1-59668-408-9)


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JEWELLERY BEAD WEAVING WITH WIRE PHOENIX EARRINGS

MATERIALS • 50cm silver-coloured 20-gauge wire • pepper red size 8 seed beads • silver-lined ruby size 6 seed beads • 4 x Fire Opal 4mm Swarovski Elements Xilion beads • 2 x Fire Opal 6mm Swarovski Elements Xilion beads • 6 x ruby siam drop beads • silver earring hooks

TO CREATE Make two pendants with beaded dangles following Steps 6 and 7 for the Phoenix Rising necklace opposite. Open the loop on an earring hook and attach it to a pendant. Close the loop securely. Repeat for the other earring.

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TOOLS • round-nosed and flat-nosed pliers • crimping pliers • flush cutters

BOWERBIRD PIN

MATERIALS • 60cm silver-coloured 20-gauge wire • 30cm silver-coloured 24-gauge wire • size 8 seed beads • size 6 seed beads • assorted small beads • stick pin finding

TOOLS • round-nosed and flat-nosed pliers • flush cutters • superglue

TO CREATE Create a wire shape following Steps 1-6 of the Essential Technique on page 49, making a small loop at the base of the shape as explained in Step 1. Bend a 30cm length of 20-gauge wire in half, into a hairpin

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shape. Feed it through the shape from front to back, underneath the set of size 6 beads that sits below the first set of three size 8 beads (counting from the top). Cross the wires at the back. Bring each wire down through the

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large loops on the twisted shape, then use round-nosed pliers to create a freeform curl. Trim the wire ends. Thread your selection of beads onto the pin, at the same time as weaving it through the crossed wires. Finish with a

few size 8 beads and then feed the pin through the small loop at the base of the shape. Dab superglue

on the pin where it enters the size 8 beads to make it secure before sliding it into its final position.

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GIVEAWAYS SUMMER BEAD STRAND SETS

SAFETY PIN BRACELET KITS

5 TO GIVE AWAY, WORTH £9.21 EACH

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The Bead Shop Nottingham (www.mailorder-beads.co.uk; 0115 958 8899) has donated these great kits, suitable for all levels and including all the safety pins, beads, elastic and instructions needed to create a beautiful turquoise bracelet.

THE BEAD MERCHANT TWIRL ROPE KITS 4 TO GIVE AWAY, WORTH £12.95 EACH From The Bead Merchant come these fabulous Twister Rope technique kits, part of the store’s popular range of exclusive kits. Each winner will receive an Ocean Spray kit, and other colours are available to buy from the website at www.beadmerchant.co.uk (or call 01787 221955).

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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&J17 Giveaways, Practical Publishing, Unit 1 Adlington Court, Adlington Business Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 4NL to arrive by 1st September 2011.

Over £320 worth of prizes to be won! BEADED JEWELLERY BOOKS 5 TO GIVE AWAY, WORTH £14.99 EACH DK (www.dk.com) has donated these useful and inspiring books, which feature clearly explained common beading techniques, and information on which colours to choose and how to find the best beads in an easy-to-follow format. With 18 simple step-by-step projects that you can easily do at home, including beginner, intermediate and advanced designs to suit all abilities, you can make jewellery to suit any style, from high fashion to street chic!

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BEADS BY LILI

MEL BROOKE DESIGNER

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Beach weather brings the chance to accessorise your often-neglected feet – so grab that pumice stone and make the most of it with a pretty sparkling anklet, funky toe ring or cute and contemporary flip-flop embellishments

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!”.

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BEADS BY LILI

• assorted purple 4mm glass round beads • assorted teal and turquoise 4mm glass round beads • assorted purple 6mm glass round beads • assorted teal and turquoise 6mm glass round beads • golden 2mm seed beads • nylon thread • 2 x calottes • 6mm jump ring • 6mm bolt ring clasp

TOOLS • round-nosed pliers • scissors • glue

TO CREATE Working directly from the reel of nylon thread, measure and cut a piece that is long enough to fit around the top of your ankle plus an additional 8cm. Using the first piece of nylon as a template but reducing the length by 1cm, cut a second strand. Cut a third piece, reduced by 2cm, and a fourth

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piece, reduced by 3cm. When held all together in a loop the pieces should have a small gap between them. Hold one end of all four nylon strands together and thread them through the bottom of a calotte cup. Tie a knot with all four, pull tight and trim the ends. Pull the knot down so that it sits in the calotte cup, add a dot of glue to it and close the cup. Thread all the strands through a 4mm opaque turquoise bead, followed by a 6mm purple bead. Separate the strands and add seed beads interspersed with 4mm and 6mm beads to each thread. Check the size of the anklet as you work to make sure it will fit and drape around your ankle nicely, allowing 2cm for clasps. Finish off with all four strands threaded through a 6mm and a 4mm bead,

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dot of glue to it and close the cup. Finally, use roundnosed pliers to add a small bolt ring clasp to one of the calotte loops and a 6mm jump ring to the other calotte loop.

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first, then three identical pieces in your second colour. Separate the wires into pairs of each colour and twist each pair slightly so that the wires wrap around each other. Hold all three twisted double strands together with flat-nosed pliers approximately 2cm from the ends, then begin to plait them all together. Leave 2cm unplaited at the other end to match. Coil the wire plait around a ring mandrel to get the basic coil shape. Check the size of the coil to fit your chosen toe, then bend the ends up at 90º at the top and bottom of the coil. On each end of the coil, separate out the three twisted ends.

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Why not add a charm to the back of the anklet to give an extra point of interest when seen from behind?

Slightly untwist the middle strands and thread on a 4mm round glass bead before re-twisting to hold the bead in place. Make a small coil on the top of the bead (trim the wire ends if necessary). Trim the remaining twisted wire ends to around 1cm and flat coil them with pliers. Use a ring mandrel to reshape the toe coil, then tap the coiled ends gently with a chasing hammer to harden.

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MATERIALS • 0.6mm wire in two colours • 2 x 4mm glass round beads

TOOLS • round-nosed and flat-nosed pliers • side cutters • ring mandrel • chasing hammer

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BEADS BY LILI FLIP-FLOP BUTTON EMBELLISHMENTS

MATERIALS • 2 x large acrylic buttons • purple 4mm glass round beads • teal 4mm glass round beads • golden 2mm seed beads • denim fabric scraps • round cord elastic

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needle and thread scissors pinking shears glue gun

Use one of the large buttons as a rough template to draw two circles onto the denim fabric. Cut around the circles with pinking shears. Use a needle and strong thread to sew seed beads and 4mm round glass beads into a pretty design in the centre of each

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denim round. Cut two 18cm lengths of round cord elastic and tie knots to make each piece into a loop. Next, move the knots to the middle of the loops and tie a new knot over the top of each so that you end up with a ‘double loop’ with a knot in the middle.

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Sew one elastic double loop centrally to the underside of each beaded denim round. Thread each loop of one of the elastic pieces through each of the holes on a large acrylic button. Add a dot of glue to the middle of the button and squash the beaded denim circle

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onto it (pulling the elastic loops through the holes). Repeat with the remaining denim circle and button. To attach to your flip-flops, hold the bead central to the flip-flop middle then loop one of the elastic loops over the button from one side, and one from the other.

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TO CREATE Make the flip-flop buttons sparkle by adding crystals to the centres, or use extra, larger rounds of fabric to give a more corsage-style appearance


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JEWELLERY USING MEMORY THREAD

as you like it

JUDITH HANNINGTON DESIGNER MC Desire memory thread is a fantastic wired cord suitable for a host of different applications. In jewellery making it can be used in the same ways as cord but has the added advantage that it stays where it is put. It would be almost impossible to create the projects featured here using standard cord without being frustrated by the material unfurling itself at every opportunity – I’ve tried! – but with this wired thread although a little slack can occur when the cord is released, the whole project will not unravel uncontrollably. It is available in a good colour palette with lights and darks of many shades so you can easily mix and match to get different looks. The crimping, gluing and drilling techniques shown demonstrate different ways of securing these threads, and each technique is suitable to specific designs. Crimping is an ideal option for security, especially in pieces prone to friction such as the bangle, where the crimps

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are hidden in wear. Crimps are used in the necklace and are disguised in the join between the two wrapped rings and by the stringing material. The earring design gives no option for hiding ends so drilling the base rings and gluing the threads into the holes is the ideal solution.

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TO CREATE Thread four tube crimps onto the navy thread. Leaving a 10cm tail on each of the three threads, secure them side by side on the inside face of the bangle using a small piece of masking tape. Fold over one edge of the tape to act as a tab (see Fig 1, below left).

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Wrap your cords around the bangle keeping them snugly side by side in consistent colour order, unrolling the reels as you go along and sliding the crimps along the blue thread. When you have wrapped about half of the bangle, snip off the turquoise and green threads and secure them to the blue thread on different rotations using two of the tube crimps (Fig 2). Continue wrapping the bangle with the blue thread for about 3cm then use the remaining two crimps to add in the turquoise and

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MATERIALS • wide wood bangle • 2 x 2.7m reels lime green DMC Desire memory thread • 2 x 2.7m reels turquoise DMC Desire memory thread • 5m reel navy blue DMC Desire memory thread • 2 x Gold 4mm Swarovski Elements pearls • 2 x Powder Rose 6mm Swarovski Elements pearls • 4 x Rose 5mm Swarovski Elements Xilion beads • silver 2mm tube crimps

TOOLS • crimping pliers • hammer • low-tack masking tape


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JEWELLERY USING MEMORY THREAD green threads again, each on a different rotation. Wrap all three colours around the bangle as before until you reach the point where you started. Remove the masking tape, then cut all the ends to within 10cm and crimp them as shown in Fig 3, keeping them side by side. Wrap the threads to the inside of the bangle and crimp the two remaining free ends so that they pass in opposite directions through a single crimp. It is a little tricky setting this crimp inside the bangle but try to get the two ends pulled as tight as possible. Use a hammer to gently tap all the crimps so that they are as snug as possible to the inside surface of the bangle, leaving no sharp edges. If the fit of your bangle allows, you can use double-sided adhesive tape to cover the inside face and all the crimps with a piece of fabric.

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The bangle featured here uses two reels of the green and turquoise threads, which are split one per half with the blue thread band between. If you do run out of thread at any point in your design, simply add a crimp to your thread end, slide the start of your new thread into the crimp from the opposite direction and set the crimp before continuing to wrap

TO CREATE Cut a 1.6m length of each of the hot pink and orange threads and secure them side by side to the large macramé ring using a small piece of masking tape. Fold over one edge of the tape to act as a tab. Wrap the threads around the entire circumference of the ring, keeping them snugly side by side in consistent colour order. Use tube crimps to connect one starting thread end to one finishing end so that they pass in opposite directions through a single crimp. Wrap the medium macramé ring with

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1.1m of green thread in the same way, securing the ends with a single crimp. Use regular white craft glue to secure the two rings together, ensuring the crimps sit snugly together inside the rings (see Fig 1, below). Cut a length of flat faux suede about 3cm longer than your desired necklace

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length, fold it in half and thread it through the rings tag-style (in a lark’s head knot) so that it covers up the point where the crimps sit (Fig 2). Glue the ends of the lace into the box closures and use pliers to fold the two sides of the box over to secure. Add a lobster clasp and necklace tag to the ends using a jump ring.

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MATERIALS • medium macramé ring • large macramé ring • 2 x Rose 8mm Swarovski Elements Xilion beads • 2.7m reel hot pink DMC Desire memory thread • 5m reel orange DMC Desire memory thread • silver 2mm tube crimps • green flat faux-suede lace • silver box closure ends • silver lobster clasp and necklace tag • silver 3mm jump rings

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crimping pliers nylon-jaw pliers low-tack masking tape superglue craft glue

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JEWELLERY USING MEMORY THREAD

QUARTERED EARRINGS TO CREATE Drill a 1.8mm hole through the macramé ring as shown in Fig 1,

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below – start with a 1.2mm hole and then enlarge it with the 1.8mm drill bit. With this hole at compass position North, drill another identical hole at East then 1.2mm holes at North East and South East. Cut a 1m length of brown thread and a 35cm length of orange thread and glue the ends into the hole at North. Cut a 35cm length of ecru thread and glue the

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end into the hole at North East. Once the glue is dry, trim the threads ends flush inside the ring (Fig 2). Wrap the orange thread clockwise until you reach the ecru thread. Wrap the orange and ecru threads together until you reach the East position. Glue the orange thread end into this hole. Wrap the brown thread counterclockwise until you reach the South East

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position. Now continue wrapping both the brown and ecru threads so that they pass each other, making sure the wraps alternate. Glue the brown thread into the East hole and the ecru thread into the North East hole. Thread a headpin from the inside of

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the ring through the hole at North. Add a crystal and a wooden rondelle, then create a wrapped loop in the end before hanging from your ear wire. Repeat the process for the other earring, which can be flipped around when hanging so the pair is symmetrical.

WHERE TO BUY DMC Desire memory threads can be purchased from www.sewandso.co.uk The wooden bangle featured here is from www.fashionjewelleryhouse.co.uk but you can use any bangle as long as it is roomy enough to take the wrapping and still be wearable. Wood works well as the crimps can be gently hammered without risk of breaking the bangle Macramé rings are available from www.fredaldous.co.uk The findings used in these projects can be purchased from www.beadsdirect.co.uk


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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 BEAD MIX...

…is an ultra-pretty, feminine mix of pink and purple beads – from focals to seed beads – and stringing materials, plus silver charms, stampings and findings; all perfect for bright but delicate summer creations. All the elements in the mix were supplied by www.empirebeads.co.uk

LINDSEY SAYS… These pretty-in-pink bead sets are ideal for girly creations and have a lovely mix of seed beads and silver elements, plus pink and purple beads, in a selection of shades and sizes that would suit a great variety of creations.

LINDSEY HOPKINS DESIGNER

SWEETHEART NECKLACE TO CREATE Secure one end of a length of nylon with a crimp and calotte. Attach a crimp 2” from the calotte and feed your first set of beads onto the nylon as shown. Add a crimp to hold these beads in place and continue in this fashion until the length of nylon is strung as desired. Secure a second length of nylon through the same calotte and feed seed beads onto it. Add enough seed beads until they meet where your first

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MATERIALS focal bead on the previous nylon sits. Feed the nylon through the focal bead and begin stringing seed beads again.

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Continue to add seed beads and feed through each focal bead until this second length of nylon meets the second calotte on

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the first strand. Secure it through the calotte and crimp. Attach a jump ring to each calotte and add a lobster clasp.

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• Bead Challenge bead mix • nylon • lobster clasp • jump rings • calottes • crimps

TOOLS • round-nosed and flat-nosed pliers


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3 WAYS CHALLENGE TO CREATE

BUTTERFLY GARDEN BRACELET

Thread five beads individually onto eyepins and turn a loop in the end of each pin. Attach a lobster clasp to the loop on one side of your first bead, using a jump ring. Use a jump ring to attach the other side of the bead to a flower connector. Continue in this fashion until your bracelet is created, attaching the final bead to a jump ring and the lobster clasp. Hang eight butterfly charms on jump rings and secure on each side of your beads.

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MATERIALS • Bead Challenge bead mix • jump rings • eyepins • lobster clasp

TOOLS • round-nosed and flat-nosed pliers

QUICK & EASY BOOKMARK TO CREATE Feed a selection of seed beads and beads onto a headpin and create a loop in the pin, attaching it to the jump ring. Repeat twice more, mixing the beads for a variety of colours, and attaching the pins to the jump ring. Close the jump ring on the bookmark to finish.

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MATERIALS • Bead Challenge bead mix • headpins • silver bookmark with jump ring

TOOLS • round-nosed and flat-nosed pliers

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3 WAYS CHALLENGE TRIPLE STRAND NECKLACE

JUDITH HANNINGTON DESIGNER

JUDITH SAYS… What an amazing selection of goodies! My initial idea was to make a single necklace, bracelet and earrings, but all three projects eventually evolved into necklaces as it was so hard to choose between different styles and components, and I wanted to make good use of the stringing materials in addition to the range of beads and silver stampings in my bag.

MATERIALS • Bead Challenge bead mix • silver coil ends • silver 2mm tube crimps • silver eyepins

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TO CREATE Glue a bead into the centre depression of the three connectors and set aside in a level position to dry. Fix three twist charms onto eyepins, then thread a single large bead plus seed beads onto one and seed beads alone onto the others before finishing with a simple loop. Hang these three components from one connector. Attach two eyepins to the single top loop of the connector and thread each one with a seed bead, a feature bead and a seed bead before creating a simple loop in the end. Attach the single loop on the remaining connectors to these eyepins. Cut six pieces of thread 4cm longer

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than the length required to finish one side of your necklace. Slide a crimp onto one thread and feed the end through an upper loop on one of the connectors and back through the crimp bead before setting. Repeat for all six connector loops. Thread three large seed beads onto each thread, then bring them together on each side of the necklace and tie a knot. Thread the ends into a coil end on each side of the necklace and squash the last rotation of wire against the threads to secure them. Finish with a lobster clasp and split ring.

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3 WAYS CHALLENGE TO CREATE Cut three lengths of thread about 15cm longer than the desired necklace length, feed the ends together inside a coil end and squash the last rotation of wire against the threads to secure them. Put the loop of the coil end in the jaws of your round-nosed pliers and secure the pliers – I find between my knees works well. Plait the three thread ends together fairly firmly, then secure in the second coil end. Add a lobster clasp to one end. Cut a 10cm length of thread and add a tube crimp to one end. Pass the thread back through the crimp and pull up the thread so that there is barely a loop visible. Set the crimp and snip the short thread end neatly. Add a single bead, then thread a crimp

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

TO CREATE Attach five charms individually to eyepin loops using a jump ring, then grasp the top end of the pin with roundnosed pliers and roll it all the way down to the eye in a tight spiral. Thread a seed bead, a feature bead and

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onto the end. Pass the thread end back through the crimp and set, forming a small loop in the thread. Repeat to create three different beaded tassels. Cut two different lengths of chain and

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hang a charm from the bottom of each, using a jump ring. Create a simple loop in the end of a piece of wire and secure the loops of the beaded tassels and the final links of the chain into the loop.

Thread the cone onto the wire so that it slides down over the top of the tassels, then add a silver bead, a large seed bead and another silver bead. Create a wrapped loop in the wire, threading

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

your plaited necklace into the loop before wrapping the stem. Add additional charms into the links of chain as desired, using jump rings.

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CHARMSTYLE NECKLACE another seed bead onto a headpin and repeat the rolling process with the end of the pin. Make 15 beaded headpins in this way, using a selection of different beads. Thread a crimp onto a length of beading wire and pass the end through a split ring before taking it back through the crimp and setting it, forming a small loop.

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The cord in the selection boxes has a nylon core so it is really strong but the woven outer can fray and slip back from the nylon, making it difficult to feed through bead holes. The ideal solution is to put a dab of superglue on the first centimetre of the end, then snip the very tip off at a slight angle for easy threading

Thread three seed beads, a large seed bead, a focal bead, a large seed bead and three more seed beads onto the wire. Add three beaded headpins and one charm eyepin, then

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thread on three seed beads, a focal bead and another three seed beads. Repeat this sequence four times, finishing with a crimp bead and split ring as at the other end. Cut two pieces of thread twice the

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length required to finish one side of your necklace. Thread them together through the split ring and bring the four ends together. Tie a knot about 2cm away from the ring, then two more at 2cm intervals. Insert the thread ends into a coil end and squash the last rotation of wire against the threads to secure them. Repeat for the other half of the necklace and finish with a lobster clasp.

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3 WAYS CHALLENGE ROSE EARRINGS

CLAIRE ENNIS DESIGNER

CLAIRE SAYS...

Claire has always been creative, and six years ago she set up Claire’s Crystal Classics (www. clairescrystalclassics.co. uk), selling her jewellery and accessories. She likes working with silver and gold, together with handmade lampwork beads and gemstones, including freshwater pearls. She is also inspired to make funky jewellery with the use of buttons. Claire is a selftaught artist with the exception of enrolling onto a silversmithing course, and her motto is that anything is possible.

As soon as I received my bead package I was over the moon as the colours were pinks and purples – some of my favourites and very summery in theme. I particularly liked all the silver-plated brass stampings and charms and knew I would have to incorporate a charm bracelet into my designs. Once I had made the ring first, everything else fell into place and the components became a very wearable set of jewellery that would suit almost anyone.

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of the ring, thread the monofilament through to the front and add a selection of seed beads and larger beads according to your taste and colour theme. Thread back down, missing the top seed bead, and pass through the main larger bead, through the ring base and then back through to the front again. This gives the beads an anchor point. Continue threading on beads and going back down through the main bead, missing the top seed bead, until you have filled out the ring to a shape you like. Once you are happy with the way the ring looks, make sure that both ends of the monofilament are

Start by shaping the silver-plated filigree brass stamping into a ring, using a mandrel if you have one or anything you can find of a suitable size for moulding the stamping. Cut a length of monofilament of approximately 20cm. Starting from the back

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MATERIALS • Bead Challenge bead mix • silver-plated brass stampings • butterfly charms • 0.3mm nylon monofilament

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TO CREATE Using the chandelierstyle silver-plated brass stampings, affix an aluminium rose to each stamping with a tiny amount of E6000 glue and leave to one side to dry. Snip off the flat heads from your headpins. Turn a loop at the end of one pin and thread on a seed bead and a larger bead, followed by a second seed bead. Create another loop, as close to the beads as possible, attaching the pin to the

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middle loop section of the chandelier stamping. Add a dragonfly charm to the other end. Create two more links, each with two smaller beads, and attach them each side of the first drop. Add smaller butterfly charms to the bottom loops. Make a beaded link containing a single seed bead, and attach one loop to the very top of the chandelier

stamping and the other to an ear wire. Repeat to complete the matching earring.

glue, attach two small butterfly charms to

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TOOLS • round-nosed and chain-nosed pliers • side cutters • E6000 glue

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threaded to the back and tie several knots. Finish by dabbing on a small amount of GS Hypo Cement glue to secure, then trimming any excess tails of monofilament. Using very small amounts of E6000

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ABOUT CLAIRE…

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3 WAYS CHALLENGE CHARM BRACELET

MATERIALS

TOOLS • round-nosed and chain-nosed pliers • side cutters • E6000 glue

TO CREATE Start by measuring and cutting the chain – you will need approximately 6½” depending on your wrist size; this will end up being 7½” once finished. Thread a selection of beads onto eight headpins, finishing each one with a wrapped loop for a more secure finish and attaching

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each drop to a 5mm jump ring. Using small amounts of E6000 glue, attach eight aluminium roses in a variety of colours to the silver-plated filigree brass stampings and set aside to dry. Attach six silverplated brass charms individually to 5mm

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jump rings. Affix a beaded drop and a charm side by side on one of the circle links of chain, then continue this process until the bracelet is full. Add the aluminium roses and filigree charms, using 5mm jump rings and spacing them out evenly.

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Add the butterfly clasp to one of the end links, and the other

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part of the clasp with a 5mm jump ring to the other end.

If you are using a toggle clasp in your design, remember not to place bulky beads right up to the end of the chain that has to pass through the clasp, or you will have trouble getting it through

WHERE TO BUY The aluminium roses are available from www.bojanglebeads.co.uk Glue, jump rings and the circle chain used here can be bought online at www.smittenbeads.co.uk The butterfly toggle clasp is available from www.pandahall.co.uk www.creativebeadsandjewellery.com

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METAL CLAY LTD

thebeachcombers Create moulds of beautiful beach treasures and textures on your travels, and use them to create unique personal jewellery. Petra Cameron shows you how

ver wanted to create a piece of jewellery using a beautiful shell or other memento you’ve discovered on your travels? Perhaps you haven’t dared to take a drill to the real thing, you’ve needed more than one ‘copy’ or you fancy the natural design in funkier colours for a more stylistic piece? Moulding is a fabulous way to introduce shape and texture into your jewellery making, or to help you make large quantities or produce copies of a favourite design. Moulds are quick and easy to make, and just as quick and easy to use! In a matter of minutes you can capture a threedimensional shape or a delicate texture, which you can use to create an exact replica in your medium of choice. In short, mould making is when you use moulding material to create an impression of a master model (say, a shell you stumbled across on the beach, or a shape you made in PMC), with the intention of using the mould (the negative) to create a replica (a positive) of the master.

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MOULDING MATERIALS There are many types of mould-making materials available, including some that are pourable and some that you paint on – you might have heard of latex, rubber moulds and Alginate. Here I will be talking about RTV (room temperature vulcanising) siliconebased compounds like Siligum and Art Clay

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Moulding Compound, which are the most common moulding compounds used by crafters. They come in two parts with a soft clay-like consistency, which you mix, and they pick up extremely fine detail, like fingerprints and veins on leaves. One of the two parts is a catalyst, which triggers a reaction, causing the two soft parts to harden once properly mixed and left to set. These materials set in minutes. As the material needs mixing before it starts hardening, you can easily re-pack it in smaller containers and keep it with you in your handbag – ideal, as you never know when you might come across an

absolutely perfect shape or texture! On my last mini-break, which took me to the Isle of Wight, I found some rocks with gorgeous patterns – thanks to my little moulding compound travel pot, I was ready to capture the pattern straight away. You can use lip-balm tins, or grip seal bags, and remember to keep the two parts separate. There are also handbag-sized mini moulding compounds available to buy. Cold temperatures will slow down the curing (hardening) process, so if you’re taking moulds from damp or cold rocks or stone walls, it might take a lot longer than you’re used to. Just be patient, and, ideally

choose a sunny warm spot to help speed it up! The mould is cured enough to de-mould (remove the master model) when a fingernail pressed into it doesn’t leave a mark. One alternative mould-making material I want to mention is Oyumaru. It comes in a pack of seven brightly coloured plastic-looking sticks, which soften when you warm them up. You can put it in a mug with hot water (from the kettle) or even on top of a Teflon sheet on your plate warmer. Once soft, you squidge it into a ball and press your master model into it, then leave to cool completely. Oyumaru picks up fine detail very well and, best of all, if


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you’re not happy with the shape or texture, you can just warm up the Oyumaru again to soften it and start from scratch. It’s perfect for fingerprints and a great moulding material for using with PMC. Just don’t try to use heat to dry your silver clay whilst inside the mould – it will melt. You can also make moulds from polymer clay, but as this turns hard once baked it can be very difficult getting your shape out of the mould. It seems to work best for very small, quite flat moulds, such as a little button.

Once you’ve prepared your master, measure out equal amounts of the two parts. If your compound comes with measuring spoons (like the Art Clay Moulding Compound), use them – they are a great help in ensuring you get

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3D MOULDS Different moulding compounds have different hardening times, and they also feel different once hardened. Whilst all of them stay flexible once hardened, you’ll find that some are more flexible than others. I find Siligum a soft compound (very flexible after hardening), which makes it ideal to use for moulds with a slight overhang – as you can bend the mould a lot, it is easier to get your moulded piece out when you use it. However, I find Siligum a little too soft for using with polymer clay or base

equal quantities of each component. Using separate spoons also minimises the risk of the two components mixing in one pot – if you use the right spoon for the right pot. It is all too easy to end up with some left on the spoon, and if you leave some of the white component in the blue pot, you’ll soon notice that the compound has hardened where the two meet. If you have dry skin or long nails and aren’t using spoons, check your metal clay, which I find quite firm materials to work with – for that I prefer Japanese Moulding Compound.

TEXTURES FROM MOULDS Moulding compounds are also great for creating individual texture sheets – perfect if you work with metal clay or polymer clay. Rather than relying on manufactured textures, with the possibility of another maker using the same in their work, you can design your own. You’ll find a wealth of textures in nature – bark, rocks, leaves, woodgrain,

hands carefully after using each colour! Make a flattened ball or sausage shape of your two colours. Stack them on top of each other, and press together. Twist the two colours together, and then start blending them. Press, pull, twist, and work the two parts into one even colour. As soon as the two colours have blended to one even colour, you’re ready to use the material. The mixing process shouldn’t really take

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flowers – or use things you can find around the home; a comb, a kid’s toy car tyre, a nicely designed cutlery handle, even the lace edge of knickers, which looks lovely when used as a texture! Repeating a texture across the surface can create gorgeous effects. Try using a little polymer clay to test the effect before you create the real version using the moulding compound.

USING MOULDS Your moulds can be used with many different casting materials. Think

metal clay (both precious metal and base metal clay, such as Art Clay Silver, PMC, and Art Clay Copper, COPPRclay and BRONZclay), polymer clay, soap, plaster, resin plaster, wax, casting resins, UV resins and resin clay. Always test the compatibility of your mould and material – don’t risk ruining a lovely mould because you can’t remove the material you’re casting with. Some materials and moulding compounds will require a release agent to stop them sticking.

You’ll be amazed at the variety of things you can mould! A friend made an adorable mini-snail mould from one of her ‘pond pets’. The snail was released, maybe a little surprised, but totally safe and unharmed once the mould was cured

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METAL CLAY LTD MATERIALS • Pearl Premo Sculpey Accents clay • Grande Pendant Heart bezel • antiquing medium (optional)

TO CREATE Add some release to your texture to help avoid the polymer clay sticking. My preference is for Badger Balm but water, cornflower or olive oil are also used. Condition your polymer clay. This helps it to become nice

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doesn’t matter which one). I used some Pearl Ex pigment powder, but you could use pretty much anything – try ink, glitter or eyeshadow powder, for example. Mix well. Pour the clear pot into your already coloured pot. Mix well until both colours (clear and turquoise in my case) become one solid colour, with no swirls. Try to use a gentle stir motion rather than a whip. Pour your final mixture into your mould. To remove any air bubbles, breathe gently over the surface of the resin – the warmth in your breath will help the bubbles to rise and pop. Once poured, leave your filled mould in a

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and supple, and makes it easy to work with and roll. Some people like to condition using a pasta machine. Roll your polymer clay onto your texture (see Fig 1, below). One smooth roll is best, to avoid moving your clay and double-printing your texture. You can roll your clay flatter off the texture first to help. Lay your heart template on your texture and cut around it carefully with a scalpel (Fig 2). Short stabbing motions are best as they tend not to drag your polymer clay out of shape, and ultimately smudge your texture.

packet (brands vary). Once baked you can apply an antique effect if desired (Fig 4). I used Studio Sculpey’s Antiquing Medium, which you simply apply with a brush and leave to dry. You can also use shoe polish or acrylic paint.

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safe place to cure – this should only take a couple of hours. It’s best to pop some sort of container over it, to stop dust and suicidal bugs landing in it! Once cured (when you are unable to mark it with your fingernail), pop your shell out. Drill a hole using a pin vice. I used a rubber block to lean on to protect my work surface.

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CBJ17 pp74-77 Shiney co_CBJ 21/06/2011 12:35 Page 74

JEWELLERY GYPSY STYLE

AMANDA PICKSTOCK DESIGNER

ABOUT SHINEY COMPANY…

gypsyrose Fashion’s love affair with the gypsy look shows no sign of abating. Bring the style bang up-to-date with these fabulous hot pink, gold and coral designs

Additional design by Jessica Stickland

As the UK’s only Swarovski-recommended store, Shiney Company is committed to offering a high level of service, innovation and a wide range of Swarovski components online and at its three shop premises in Bristol, Bath and Stroud. In addition to a fabulous product selection and friendly, knowledgeable advice, the team offers jewellery-making classes, children’s parties and hen parties. See the website www.shineyrocks.co.uk for more information.

reate your own take on gypsy chic by giving traditional romany style a contemporary twist. These striking designs incorporate a mixture of chain, cord, pearls, charms and metal beads in striking cerise, coral and gold. Many of the techniques used to create these pieces are beginner level, so whether you are an experienced maker looking for new ideas or just starting out, there is something for everyone.

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comfortable that it is still personal to you. By contrast, the other necklace design is more minimalist. We’ve kept the gold chain and the hammered discs as the main attraction and added a dash of colour with 3mm Swarovski Elements pearls and 4mm Swarovski Xilion beads. The earrings combine a mixture of the colours and look equally stunning if you drop the hoop and just keep the tassel!

The main necklace and bracelet technique involves knotting cords together and we’ve used three different colours in 1mm cotton to create this look. The summery coral Swarovski pearls, combined with the hot pink glass pearls, have been transformed into charms by turning a standard loop on a headpin. The rest is just a case of threading and attaching to create a stunning summer look

that is full of colour, movement and style. Why not try a colour change and go silver, copper or black oxide with the chains and findings? We really like the idea of a mixture of all the metals to make this very upmarket and contemporary. Also, you could try adding more of the tassels further up sides of the necklace to make it even more of a statement piece.


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JEWELLERY GYPSY STYLE MATERIALS • 2 x Coral 14mm Swarovski Elements pearls • 2 x Indian Pink 8mm Swarovski Elements briolette beads • 2 x Topaz 8mm Swarovski Elements briolette beads • 4 x Fuchsia 6mm Swarovski Elements Xilion beads • 2 x Coral 6mm Swarovski Elements pearls • 2 x Light Topaz 6mm Swarovski Elements Xilion beads • 2 x gold-plated 2-hole hammered discs • gold-plated medium-link charm chain • gold-plated fine-link charm chain • gold-plated 0.5mm wire • 10 x gold-plated 4.8mm jump rings • 8 x gold-plated 50mm headpins • gold-plated fish-hook ear wires • gold-plated 40mm beadable hoops

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

TO CREATE Thread a 6mm Light Topaz Xilion, a 6mm Fuchsia Xilion and a 6mm Coral pearl individually onto headpins and turn a loop in each pin. Attach the Fuchsia Xilion to the end of a 2cm piece of medium-link charm chain, using a jump ring. Attach the Light Topaz Xilion two links from the top of the chain using another jump ring. Set aside. Attach the 6mm Coral pearl to the end of a 4cm piece of fine-link charm chain, using a jump ring. Cut a 1cm piece of fine-link chain and use a jump ring to attach it to one

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side of a hammered disc. Attach a 6mm fuchsia crystal to the other side of the hammered disc, using a jump ring. Cut a 15cm length of 0.5mm wire and

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make the beginnings of a wrapped loop at one end. Before wrapping the loop, connect it to the hole in the middle of a beadable hoop, so

you put together in Steps 1 and 2 onto the loop, then continue to wrap the

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TO CREATE Thread each bead individually onto a headpin and turn a standard or wrapped loop. Use a jump ring to connect one of these beaded

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of the chain. Attach the discs at regular intervals around the chain,

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• 4 x Fuchsia 4mm Swarovski Elements Xilion beads • 2 x Crystal AB2x 4mm Swarovski Elements Xilion beads • 2 x Light Topaz 4mm Swarovski Elements Xilion beads • 2 x Amethyst 4mm Swarovski Elements Xilion beads • 4 x Coral 3mm Swarovski Elements pearls • 13 x gold-plated 2-hole hammered discs • 1m gold-plated charm chain • 14 x gold-plated 50mm thin soft headpins • 25 x gold-plated 4.8mm jump rings

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

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JEWELLERY GYPSY STYLE GYPSY ROSE NECKLACE

TO CREATE Thread three 12mm Coral pearls and six 8mm hot pink glass pearls individually onto headpins and make a standard or wrapped loop in each. Set aside. Take a 1m length of each colour of cord and knot them all together roughly in the middle. Thread a stardust bead onto one of the cords so it sits next to the knot, then knot all the cords together on the other side of the bead. Thread a stardust bead onto another strand, to the left of the first bead, and knot all the cords the other side. Do the same to the right of the first bead, then add two more to each side until you have seven stardust beads in the middle of the cords, separated by knots. Alternate the cords they sit on so they aren’t in a straight line. Following the last knot on each side, thread five stardust beads onto all three cords and tie a knot after the fifth bead. Open an 8.8mm jump ring, attach it to the

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large flower charm, and connect it to the left-hand side of the necklace just below the row of five stardust beads. Attach the horseshoe charm to the opposite side with a 4.8mm jump ring. Working in from the horseshoe, use a 4.8mm jump ring to attach a 15mm flower pendant between the next two knots. Continue working left to right, adding the following using 4.8mm jump rings: hot pink pearl, 12mm heart pendant, 12mm Coral pearl on a headpin from Step 1, hot pink pearl on a headpin from Step 1. Take a 45cm piece of each colour of cord and knot them around

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the necklace in the middle of the cords, to the right of the large flower. Repeat another three times, spacing these cord tassels evenly along the middle section of the necklace. Cut one 12cm and two 7cm lengths of mother-and-son link chain and use 4.8mm jump rings to attach them to the cords between the seven centre beads – put one 7cm piece between the second and third beads, the 12cm piece nearest the middle and the other 7cm piece between the fifth and sixth beads. Decorate the strands of cord by separating them into groups of two, threading a bead or charm onto one of the cords and knotting the two cords together after the bead. Add the beads and charms randomly onto each set, attaching some directly to the strands and connecting

others with jump rings. Trim the tassel cords to your desired length. At the back of the necklace, cut the main cords so the necklace is the length you require. Place the three cords on one side into one of the folding cord ends and,

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using flat-nosed pliers, fold each side towards the middle to secure. Repeat on the other side of the necklace. Open a jump ring and attach a clasp to one cord end, and a jump ring and optional extender chain (a 6cm length of mother-and-son link chain) to the other.

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MATERIALS • 3 x Coral 12mm Swarovski Elements pearls • 6 x hot pink 8mm glass pearls • 25 x gold-plated 8mm stardust beads • antique gold-plated 30mm rose charm • 2 x antique gold-plated 20mm flat flower charms • 3 x antique gold-plated 15mm flower pendants with bail at back • 2 x antique gold 30mm leaf pendants • 4 x antique gold 12mm heart pendants • 9 x gold-plated 8mm flat round spacers • 3 x antique gold-plated 15mm starfish charms • 2 x gold-plated ‘handmade with love’ heart charms • antique gold-plated 20mm crown charm

• 3 x antique gold-plated 15mm key charms • antique gold-plated 30mm Eiffel Tower charm • antique gold-plated 22x18mm horseshoe charm • 9 x gold-plated 50mm thin soft headpins • 27 x gold-plated 4.8mm jump rings • gold-plated 8.8mm jump ring • gold-plated mother-andson link chain • 2 x gold-plated large folding cord ends • gold-plated large trigger clasp • stone 1mm cotton cord • red 1mm cotton cord • hot pink 1mm cotton cord

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


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Spacing the beads and knots will determine the size of the bracelet. You can adjust how close they are to make it bigger or smaller, depending on your wrist size

TO CREATE Thread a headpin through each of the crystals and pearls and turn either a standard or wrapped loop. Attach each bead to a 4.8mm jump ring, close the rings and set aside.

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WHERE TO BUY All the materials used here are available from the Shiney Company stores at: 5 Saville Row, Bath BA1 2QP; 01225 332506 4.11-4.12 Paintworks, Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3EH; 0117 300 9800 27 High Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 1AJ; 01453 753609 or online at www.shineyrocks.co.uk

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strands into three groups of two. Thread a stardust bead onto one of the cords, then take another strand and knot the two cords together after the bead. Add a coral pearl by threading a strand through the jump ring, and knot this strand to another one. Repeat with the remaining two strands, this time adding a 6mm Fuchsia Xilion by threading through the jump ring it is attached to. Separate the strands into two groups of

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three. Thread each group through a flat round spacer and move the spacers close to the last knots. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 eight times, then Step 2 once more (the spacers are not required at the very end), alternating between adding a Fuchsia crystal and a Cyclamen Opal crystal. Tie the cords around the other jump ring on the clasp and knot securely. Use a little jewellery glue to secure the knot, then trim any excess cord.

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• 10 x gold-plated 8mm stardust beads • 5 x Fuchsia 6mm Swarovski Elements Xilion beads • 5 x Cyclamen Opal 6mm Swarovski Elements Xilion beads • 10 x Coral 6mm Swarovski Elements pearls • 18 x gold-plated flat round spacers • stone 1mm cotton cord • hot pink 1mm cotton cord • red 1mm cotton cord • 20 x gold-plated 4.8mm jump rings • 20 x gold-plated 50mm headpins • gold-plated large oval clasp with jump rings attached

TOOLS • round-nosed, chain-nosed and flat-nosed pliers • side cutters or flush cutters • jewellery glue

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Big selection of beads, string and jewellery findings, scrapbooking products, mosaics, candlemaking, paints and more...


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THE BEAD SHOP SCOTLAND

JEN O’FLAHERTY DESIGNER

ABOUT JEN…

bird on a wire This beautiful bird’s nest pendant and unusual chain require only basic skills to create something wonderfully out of the ordinary

In 2007, Jen saw an ad in the paper, looking for a sales assistant at The Bead Shop Scotland opening in Stockbridge, Edinburgh. Studying at art college and having always had a great fascination for all things creative, she jumped at the chance. Despite knowing next to nothing about jewellery making when she started, Jen’s skillset expanded rapidly and she has now been planning and running workshops for more than three years – and has become completely addicted!

TO CREATE Thread three gemstones onto 24-gauge wire and bring them to the centre. Thread one end of the wire back through the bead furthest from it, creating a cluster. Take the wires and begin to wrap them around the cluster, weaving them in and out of one another. Once the nest has reached your desired size, poke the ends back through a bead and trim off any excess. Now start making the chain. Open 12 8mm rings and add four magatamas to each one. Use an oval ring to connect two 5mm rings, then open

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thread on two 5mm rings before closing. Now hook an oval jump ring through the two 5mm rings, bringing them together, and attach it to another 8mm ring at the same time. Repeat Steps 5 and 6. Then repeat Step 4, but this time using only four oval rings. Repeat Steps 5 and 6 again until you have six 8mm rings on your chain, then repeat Step 4 until you have

6 another oval ring and hook it through the two 5mm rings, bringing them together. Repeat until you have six oval rings in the chain. Attach the last oval ring to an 8mm ring from Step 3. Open another oval ring and hook it onto the other side of the 8mm ring, then

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five oval rings in the section of chain. Repeat the process for the other side of the necklace, and join the two sections together in the centre using two 5mm rings. Attach the nest and bird charm to the centre using a 5mm ring. The clasp components can then be connected to the last oval ring on each side.

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MATERIALS • 3 x 8mm gemstones in delicate blue-green shades • silver bird charm • 48 x silver metallic 4mm magatamas • 1m 24-gauge wire • 67 x 5mm jump rings • 46 x 6.5mm oval jump rings • 12 x 8mm jump rings • toggle clasp

TOOLS • 2 x flat-nosed or chain-nosed pliers • wire cutters

WHERE TO BUY All the materials used here are available from www.beadshopscotland.co.uk; 0131 343 3222


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DESIGNER GALLERY

Each reader featured wins this fantastic bead box worth £15

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

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

BY MARGARET ANDERSON FROM LANCASTER MATERIALS • red coral chips • black onyx beads • silver crimps • bolt clasp • jump rings • silver jewellery wire • silver charm

AQUA AURORA PENDANT BY JULIE PETERS FROM HERTFORDSHIRE

HEART NECKLACE BY CLARE WILLMORE FROM KENT MATERIALS • Injabulo ceramic heart • DMC Desire and Light Effects memory thread

• ribbon • superglue

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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MATERIALS • AB-coated 27mm Swarovski stone • 4mm Swarovski bicones • size 11 Miyuki Delica beads • size 15 seed beads


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BEAD TIME

JEMMA FRENCH DESIGNER

ABOUT JEMMA… 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. She has recently started selling her own designs at www.etsy.com/ jemmafrench and www.folksy.com/ jemmafrench and can be contacted direct on jjfrench@hotmail.co.uk

underwater

Think mermaids and coral reefs with this gorgeous vibrant charm bracelet, alive with all the shimmer and vibrant natural colours of tropical seas

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TO CREATE Select the beads you wish to use to create the beaded charms – you can use any size and colour to create a beautifully clustered piece. Thread each bead individually onto a headpin, opting for a smaller bead or spacer at the base of the bead if the headpin stopper slips through the hole. Using flat-nosed pliers, grip tightly at the top of the headpin and rotate your wrist, rolling the headpin down into a neat coil that eventually lies on top of the bead. Do this for every bead that you wish to ‘charm’.

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To attach the beads to the chain, use flat-nosed pliers to open the chain link in the centre of the bracelet. Choose a cluster of beads that you wish to lie centrally on your bracelet and thread the headpin loops you created previously onto the open chain link. Close it securely. Repeat the technique, working down the length of chain in both directions until you end up with each chain link beaded. Next, select the metal charms that you would like to hang from your bracelet.

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Using your flat-nosed pliers once more, take large oval jump rings and hook one jump ring through a charm. To keep the piece balanced, I like to work from the centre of the

bracelet. Take your charms one at a time and hook the jump ring over the chain links you wish each one to hang from. Once positioned correctly, close the jump ring. As you are

Remember, there are no rules when it comes to creating charm bracelets, and one of the perks is that you can change the look of your existing jewellery with basic knowledge! It’s refreshing to be able to update existing pieces with new charms and beads. If you find beads or trinkets on holiday, add them too – it’s a really lovely way to remember your travels

WHERE TO BUY All the materials used here are available from www.beadtime.co.uk; 020 3166 0046

using a ready-made bracelet, your project is now complete!

MATERIALS • assorted beads in tropical, ocean and coral colours and different finishes • 13x23mm tortoise charm • 10x20mm shell charm • 11x23mm patterned shell charms • seahorse charm • 25mm headpins with 2mm ball • 7x5mm oval jump rings • charm bracelet base with toggle

TOOLS • round-nosed and flat-nosed pliers


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THE BEAD CELLAR

KATE ELDRIDGE DESIGNER

ABOUT KATE… Kate has been designing and making beaded jewellery for more than 10 years and what started out as a hobby became a passion and then a career, as she now sells her work and runs 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 beads and much more. Classes are run regularly and The Bead Cellar offers a variety of kits suitable for all experience levels. New stock arrives regularly and Kate is always on hand to offer friendly advice to customers.

TO CREATE On a long length of thread (6’ should do) pick up two Tila beads. Tie a knot in your thread so that the Tilas are sitting next to each other. Pass through one of the inside holes and then back through

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You can almost feel the sway of the ocean in this gorgeous wave bracelet and necklace set, which combines shimmering Tila squares with fire polished glass and tropical seed beads in a simple threading pattern OCEAN WAVES BRACELET

Note:For the bracelet, 6 units = 8 inches (including clasp)

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the outside hole of the same bead. Pick up the following sequence of beads: seed bead, crystal bead, seed bead, crystal bead, seed bead, crystal bead, seed bead, crystal bead, seed bead, Tila, seed bead, teal bead, seed bead, Tila. This is one unit. Repeat five times so that you have six units of beads on your thread in total. Pass around the end of your last Tila so

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• 26 x matte metallic Green Iris Miyuki Tila beads • 48 x matte crystal 4mm Czech fire polished beads • 36 x teal AB 4mm Czech fire polished beads • 24 x aquamarine 4mm Czech fire polished beads • 12 x teal 4mm Czech fire polished beads • 2g Teal lined Aqua Rainbow Toho size 11 seed beads • turquoise beading thread • champagne-colour magnetic clasp

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that you are working back in the opposite direction. Pick up a seed bead, an aquamarine bead, a seed bead, an aquamarine bead and a seed bead and pass through the next Tila. Pick up a seed bead, a teal AB bead, a seed

bead, a teal AB bead, a seed bead, a teal AB bead and a seed bead, and pass through the next Tila. Repeat five times so that you work all the way back along the row to the Tila that you started from. Pass through the Tila and round into

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Magnetic clasps are really useful for bracelets as they are easy to do up yourself one-handed. However, try not to pull them apart as this will over-stress your beading thread and cause it to break eventually. Instead, use your fingernail to pop the magnets apart or slide the two halves away from one another to open the clasp

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Note: The two halves of each unit are symmetrical so that the bracelet lies flat around your wrist

• size 10 or size 12 beading needle • scissors • beading mat

the inside hole of the other Tila of the pair. Pick up a seed bead, an aquamarine bead, a seed bead, an aquamarine bead, a seed bead and a Tila, and stitch the new Tila to the parallel Tila on the previous row.


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THE BEAD CELLAR Pick up a seed bead, a teal AB bead, a seed bead, a teal AB bead, a seed bead, a teal AB bead, a seed bead and a Tila. Again, stitch the new Tila to the parallel Tila on the previous row. Repeat five times, working all the way along the row. After stitching your final Tila to its pair, move around so that your thread is exiting the outside hole, pointing back along the row in the opposite direction again. Pick up a seed bead, a crystal bead, a seed bead, a crystal bead, a seed bead, a crystal bead, a seed bead, a crystal bead and a seed bead, and pass through the next Tila. Pick up a seed bead, a teal bead and a seed bead, and pass through the next Tila. Repeat five times, working back along the row. Finally, sew in any loose ends and, using a new thread, attach your clasp to your bracelet using a few seed beads.

Note:For the necklace, 17 units = 18 inches (including clasp)

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seed bead, a crystal bead and a seed bead, and pass through the next Tila. Pick up a seed bead, a crystal bead and a seed bead, and pass through the next Tila. Repeat 16 times, working back along the row. Finally, sew in any loose ends and, using a new thread, attach the clasp to your necklace with a few seed beads.

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TO CREATE On a long length of thread (6’ or more), pick up two Tila beads. Tie a knot in your thread so that the Tilas are sitting next to one another. Pass through one of the inside holes and then back through the outside hole of the same bead. Now pick up the following sequence of beads: seed bead, teal bead, seed bead, teal bead, seed bead, teal bead, seed bead, teal bead, seed bead, Tila, seed bead, Tila. This is one unit. Repeat 16 times so that you have 17 units of beads on your thread in total. Pass around the end of your last Tila so that you are working back in the opposite direction. Pick up three seed beads and pass through the next Tila. Pick up a seed bead, an aquamarine bead, a seed bead, an aquamarine

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to the parallel Tila on the previous row. Pick up a seed bead, a teal AB bead, a seed bead and a Tila, and again stitch the new Tila to the parallel one on the previous row. Repeat 16 times, working all the way along the row. After stitching your final Tila to its pair, move around so that your thread is exiting the outside hole, pointing back along the row in the opposite direction again. Pick up a seed bead, a crystal bead, a

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• 68 x matte metallic Green Iris Miyuki Tila beads • 51 x matte crystal 4mm Czech fire polished beads • 51 x teal AB 4mm Czech fire polished beads • 51 x aquamarine 4mm Czech fire polished beads • 68 x teal 4mm Czech fire polished beads • 5g Teal lined Aqua Rainbow Toho size 11 seed beads • turquoise beading thread • champagne-coloured toggle clasp

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

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Note: The two halves of each unit are different so that the necklace naturally curves, allowing the beads to lie flat against your neck

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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

The Tila beads should lie flat next to each other but if they start to fold or twist whilst you are handling your beadwork, try laying it flat on the table and gently pressing down on the Tila bead pairs to straighten, and flatten, them out. Tila beads are fragile and prone to cracking and chipping, so do handle them carefully!

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26MM SILKY STRIPE BARREL BEADS

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BEADS DIRECT

she sells SARAH GOODE & CLAIRE HUMPHERSON DESIGNERS

seashells

Using shell beads gives any jewellery an instant summery feel, and this pretty palette of pink and coffee and cream colours is ideal for a feminine but not too girly look

SHELL & PEARLS NECKLACE designed by Sarah Goode (www.pookedo.com)

MATERIALS • cream Preciosa pearl glass bead mix • natural river shell 38x30mm teardrop pendant • caramel mother of pearl 15mm hearts • gold-plated 2.5mm seamless round spacer beads • gold-plated 3mm seamless round spacer beads • light brown 1.5mm leather cord • Raisin 3mm doublesided satin ribbon • gold-plated 60mm headpins • gold-plated foldover cord ends • antique gold-plated leaf toggle clasp

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

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TO CREATE Cut a length of leather cord and a piece of ribbon around 5cm longer than you want the necklace to be. Holding the cord and ribbon together, fold them in half and attach the focal teardrop pendant using a lark’s head knot. Knot the leather at 1” intervals on each side of the centre and thread the ribbon through each knot. Snip off any excess to make the cord and ribbon the same length.

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Attach a cord end to each end, making sure you enclose both the cord and the leather. Attach the clasp using jump rings. Thread a bead, followed by a gold spacer, onto a headpin. Thread the pin through one of the knots in your leather and make a wrapped loop. Repeat Step 4 until all the knots have a bead attached.

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BEADS DIRECT SHELL & PEARLS BRACELET designed by Sarah Goode (www.pookedo.com)

MATERIALS • cream Preciosa pearl glass bead mix • caramel mother of pearl 15mm hearts • gold-plated 2.5mm seamless round spacer beads • gold-plated 3mm seamless round spacer beads • light brown 1.5mm leather cord • gold-plated 60mm headpins • gold-plated foldover cord ends • antique gold-plated leaf toggle clasp • gold-plated 4mm jump rings

TO CREATE Cut a length of leather a few inches longer than your desired bracelet length. Attach a foldover cord end to one end, followed by the ring of the toggle clasp.

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

TO CREATE Open 11 large silver rings by hand and attach them together in a ‘chain’. Close them tightly – this can be done by hand or with nylon-jaw pliers so you don’t mark the rings. Attach a piece of suede cord to one side by looping it through the end ring, cutting to the desired length and adding a cord end. Repeat on the other side. Use painted jump rings to attach a painted lobster clasp to the ends. Open three painted jump rings and use these to connect the two large rings each side of the centre ring. Now add a few more painted jump rings to

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desired length. Cut off any excess leather cord, carefully keeping the beads and rings on the cord. Attach a cord end and add the bar of the toggle clasp, using a jump ring.

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the large rings. Thread a pink shell pendant onto a headpin. Attach it to the end ring, making a wrapped loop to secure. Repeat on the other side, and on the fourth rings in from each side. Now thread six beige and five white pear beads individually onto headpins. Position one white drop in the centre of the necklace and attach it with a wrapped loop. Add the rest of the drops to the large rings, alternating the beige and white as you go.

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WHERE TO BUY All the materials used here are available from www.beadsdirect.co.uk; 01509 218028

MATERIALS • pink river shell baroque drop pendants • beige/grey river shell 13x18mm pear beads • white river shell 13x18mm pear beads • pink faux suede 3mm cord

• silver 24mm twisted jump rings • pink/red coated lobster clasp • pink/red coated 15mm jump rings • foldover cord ends

• silver-plated 60mm headpins

TOOLS • round-nosed, chain-nosed and flat-nosed pliers • wire cutters • nylon-jaw pliers (optional)

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DIARY

what’sON 9TH-10TH JULY

23RD JULY

7TH AUGUST

GEM ‘N’ BEAD SHOW

WITCHBEADS OPEN DAY/WORKSHOP WITH JULIE ASHFORD OF SPELLBOUND BEADS

BEADWORK FAIR

Farnham Maltings, Farnham www.gemnbead.co.uk 07817 511360

10TH JULY BEGINNERS METAL CLAY CLASS

London Jewellery School, Hatton Gardens, London www.londonjewelleryschool.co.uk 020 3176 0546

13TH JULY CHAIN MAILLE WORKSHOP

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

16TH JULY

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

24TH JULY BEADWORK FAIR

The South of England Centre, West Sussex www.beadwork.net 01737 841080

27TH JULY BEADED RING SELECTIONS CLASS

Kards & Krafts, Ware, Herts www.kardsandkrafts.co.uk 01920 469478

FASHION JEWELLERY CLASS

London Jewellery School, Hatton Gardens, London www.londonjewelleryschool.co.uk 020 3176 0546

31ST JULY BEADS UP NORTH

Plymouth Guildhall, Plymouth www.thecraftkitcompany.com 01737 841080

13TH-14TH AUGUST WELSH ROCK ‘N’ GEM SHOW

Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells www.rockngem.co.uk

26TH-29TH AUGUST TUFFNELL GLASS FREE SUMMER BASH

Stonor Park, Henley-on-Thames www.ichf.co.uk 01425 272711

Rudston, East Yorkshire www.tuffnellglass.com 01262 420171

15TH AUGUST FINE LINES THE BEAD BUSINESS CLACTON CLASS

6TH AUGUST

19TH AUGUST

Hereford Leisure Centre, Hereford www.beadwork.net 01737 841080

WITCHBEADS OPENDAY/WORKSHOP WITH SUE MAGUIRE

RIGHT ANGLE WEAVE AND LADDERS BRACELET CLASS

17TH JULY

London Jewellery School, Hatton Gardens, London www.londonjewelleryschool.co.uk 020 3176 0546

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Kards & Krafts, Ware, Herts. www.kardsandkrafts.co.uk 01920 469478

6TH-7TH AUGUST

21ST AUGUST

ROCK ‘N’ GEM SHOW

THE SCOTTISH BEAD FAIR

Kempton Park, London www.rockngem.co.uk

Perth Concert Hall, Perth www.scottishbeadfair.com

Totally Beads workshops are run up to three times per week. Day and evening classes are available and all projects include beads and tuition.These are very popular and early booking is advisable. All upcoming projects can be seen on the website and classes booked at www.totallybeads.co.uk

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28TH AUGUST BEADWORK FAIR

BEADWORK FAIR

FIVE-DAY JEWELLERY BUSINESS INTENSIVE COURSE

The Enterprise Centre, Newhaven, East Sussex www.delicabeads.co.uk 07793 938087 CHILTERNS CRAFT SHOW

The Brotherhood Hall, Clacton on Sea, Essex www.delicabeads.co.uk 07793 938087

22ND-26TH JULY

22ND AUGUST FINE LINES THE BEAD BUSINESS NEWHAVEN CLASS

13TH-14TH AUGUST

Haydock Park Racecourse, St Helens www.beadsupnorth.co.uk 01254 236049

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

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

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 de Havilland Campus, University of Hertfordshire www.thecraftkitcompany.com 01737 841080

28TH AUGUST STOURBRIDGE 8TH ANNUAL BEAD FAIR

The Bonded Warehouse, Stourbridge www.stourbridgebeadfair.co.uk 01250 876110 / 07710 760295

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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JEMMA FRENCH DESIGNER

ABOUT JEMMA… 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. She has recently started selling her own designs at www.etsy.com/ jemmafrench and www.folksy.com/ jemmafrench and can be contacted direct on jjfrench@hotmail.co.uk

moulin

Capture the colour, drama and history of Paris’s famous Moulin Rouge with Jemma French’s bold, chunky necklace, inspired by her time in the French capital

WHERE TO BUY All the materials used here are available from www.beadtime.co.uk; 020 3166 0046

TO CREATE Cut your desired length of chain – I have used 18 chain links, which is equivalent to around 18” in length. Attach a toggle clasp to the end links using jump rings. Cut five 20cm lengths of 1mm wire. Each length will be used to suspend one of the long charm sections hanging from the chain. Wrap a loop on one side of the wire using wrapping pliers. Begin the wrapping 0.5cm away from the end of the wire; hold with the wrapping tool and rotate the short strand of wire

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around the stem until you have created approximately three rotations and have used up the wire. Add the beads and spacers as shown. Repeat the wrapping technique from Step 2 to trap the beads and spacers on the wire stem. Attach the charms to the base of the finished beaded stems, using jump rings. Attach the completed beaded posts to the chain. With this style of chain the links are connected with jump rings, so use these jump rings to attach the posts.

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I selected these charms to reflect different aspects of the Moulin Rouge – the Eiffel Tower as the symbol of Paris, a treble clef as a nod to the musical cabaret, an elephant to reference the legendary elephant-shaped building in the courtyard of the Moulin Rouge, a filigree leaf to represent the tree-lined Champs-Élysées, and a cameo-style bead that symbolises the period of the Moulin Rouge

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A huge amount of inspiration can be drawn from travelling. Look out for locally crafted jewellery as you can come across some really unusual designs and stringing methods that way, and never walk past a bead or craft shop without going in! You’ll discover pieces that you wouldn’t necessarily find at home, and the beads will have special connotations too.You could also consider using found objects from your travels, whether it’s shells, pebbles, bits of newspaper or map, or other local ‘treasure’ – I’ve made a few pieces from old watch faces I found in a flea market in Austria. Experiment with textures and colours for something different and completely personal

MATERIALS • 5 x deep red 15mm agate cube beads • 5 x navy 15mm agate cube beads • 5 x antique silver decorative ‘lantern’ beads (BT0088) • silver-plated fancy chain (PC38-1)

• silver-plated 1mm wire • heishi faceted hammered small spacer beads • silver elephant charm • silver treble clef charm • silver filigree leaf charm • silver Eiffel Tower charm • silver metal cameo bead

• silver jump rings • silver fancy toggle clasp

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


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GLOSSARY TECHNIQUES

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techniques

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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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

fabulous

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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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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SOUTHAMPTON

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Special Holiday Classes for Children and Adults can be arranged

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We stock Beads Sequins Findings Jewellery Wires & Tools and 1000’s of other Art & Craft Materials

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