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50 exclusive designer projects you’ll love Issue 20

Gorgeous lampwork gift ideas

nspiration for ALL levels of beadcrafts a nd jewellery making Ideas and i

Trends Special

WINTER IN BLOOM

STYLE ON A BUDGET

STUNNING SPIRAL WEAVE USING YOUR FREE BEADS

Give nature a cool twist

Designs that won’t cost a penny

It’s easier than you think!

Contemporary inspiration

UK £4.50 ISSUE 20

Plus wirework, chain maille, quick makes, kiln beads and more!

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Must-have looks for 2012

Inspire Imagine Create


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“The traditional flower and butterfly motifs are given a striking twist with the choice of cool, dramatic ice colours. Beautiful and unusual”

hello... … and welcome to Issue 20 of Creative Beads & Jewellery. We’re celebrating the start of the new year with a look at the most exciting jewellery trends for 2012. Our talented design team has taken stand-out styles from the high street and catwalk and given them an individual twist to create pieces that are unique but bang on-trend. Check out the fabulous, edgy set by Amanda Pickstock and Jane Purdy on page 20 and on our cover this issue, combining steampunk motifs with crystal stars and pearls in deep, rich tones for something truly different. Emily Kersh is also mixing metals with a splash of dramatic colour on page 78, while Mel Brooke goes for an all-out fiesta of jewel shades on her charm-style necklace on page 43. Gemma Reilly demonstrates that the spirit of the ’70s is still making its presence strongly felt in fashion with her fantastic not-forthe-faint-hearted necklace on page 26, and Katy Widdowson has a clever take on the trend for layers on page 70. If you’re feeling the extravagances of Christmas and the festive party season (you’re not alone!), Lisa Mair offers the perfect solution on page 44 with some stunning projects made using all those findings, chain scraps, jump rings and other assorted bits and pieces in your existing stash. Kind to your conscience and your bank balance! When all the mince pies have been eaten and the tinsel packed away, January and February are often seen as bleak, miserable months – time to be endured until spring. But winter can be spectacularly beautiful with the darkness of bare ground and trees

EDITORIAL Editor – Anna Wright Editorial Assistant – Lindsey Hopkins Art Editor – Stella Osborne Sub-Editors – Becky Higgins, Justine Moran Photographer – Rachel Burgess CONTRIBUTORS Sarah Austin, Mel Brooke, Dawn Cotton Fuge, Andre Curran, Michele Dobson, Claire Ennis, Judith Hannington, Samantha Hope, Lindsey Hopkins, Claire Humpherson, Emily Kersh, Debbie Kershaw, Lisa Mair, Amanda Pickstock, Jane Purdy, Gemma Reilly, Jess Roper-Woods, Anna Weller, Katy Widdowson, Joanne Zeng

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.

contrasting with the sparkle of frost and ice, and the blues, greys and whites of low skies. Tap into nature’s palette this season with the gorgeous winter-inspired designs by Jess Roper-Woods on page 15 and Anna Weller on page 40. If you have resolved to make 2012 the year you challenge yourself to try something new, be inspired by Judith Hannington’s wonderful and unusual lampwork keys on page 32, Samantha Hope’s shimmering spiral bead-woven rope on page 48, and Dawn Cotton Fuge’s lovely wire crocheted and knitted pieces on page 74. Finally, enjoy your free bugle beads – in wintry purple and smoky grey, which we hope you’ll love – and turn to page 12 for ideas for making the most of them. Happy new year – and happy beading!

Editor anna.wright@practicalpublishing.co.uk

WIN! We’ve got 10 of these fabulous kits from The Bead Shop Scotland to give away. For your chance to win one, please take a few minutes to complete our new jewellerymaking survey and share your thoughts on all things beading! You can find more details on page 7...

PUBLISHING & ADVERTISING Publishing Assistant – Janice Whitton janice.whitton@practicalpublishing.co.uk Group Sales Manager – Kevin Edwards kevin.edwards@practicalpublishing.co.uk Advertising Sales Executive – Cathy Campbell cathy.campbell@practicalpublishing.co.uk Tel: 0844 826 0615 Advertising Co-ordinator – Rachael Edmunds Specialist Retail Account Manager – Chris Cooke chris.cooke@practicalpublishing.co.uk Associate Publisher – Louisa Castle Publishing Director – Dave Cusick Financial Director – Karen Battrick Managing Director – Danny Bowler Chairman – Robin Wilkinson The publisher welcomes contributions from readers. All such contributions and submissions to the magazine are sent to and accepted by the publisher on the basis of a non-exclusive transferable worldwide licence unless otherwise agreed in writing prior to first publication. Such submissions are also subject to being used, reproduced, modified, published, edited, translated, distributed and displayed in any media or medium, or any form, format or forum now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose, in perpetuity.

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What’s inside this issue of INSPIRATION & ADVICE

32 UNLOCK THE SECRET

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

FASHION FOR 2012

WIN! WIN! WIN!

Our brilliant design team predicts the stand-out jewellery-making trends for the new year

There’s a host of great prizes up for grabs inside this issue, from beads to show tickets

44 SAVE A FORTUNE!

48 DIZZY DELIGHTS

Feeling the post-Christmas pinch? Wonderful projects using your existing stash

Learn this double spiral rope weave to make simply stunning bracelets and necklaces

15 FLOWERS ON ICE

12 YOUR FREE BEADS

Gorgeous, unusual pieces using summer motifs in a sparkling wintry colour palette

Unique, contemporary ideas for making the most of your lovely FREE bugle beads

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28 Bead Doctor

88 Day & Night

06 News

30&60 Designer Galleries

We showcase readers’ top creations

90 Techniques Glossary

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

10 Readers’ Letters

Your ideas, views and top tips

17,73&77 Shopping Guides

Indulge in a little retail therapy with our fab snakeskin, feather and alphabet buys

18&24 Competitions

Show tickets and must-have stash to win

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How to make beautiful and intriguing lampwork keys – the perfect gift all year round

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All your questions answered

38 Giveaways

£££s worth of products up for grabs

62 The Bead Challenge

Three designers test their creativity

80 Workshop Calendar

Quick and easy ideas to take you from daytime chic to evening glamour Master the basic techniques with our step-by-step guides

92 Tools Glossary

The lowdown on all the tools of the trade

95 Findings Glossary

Top workshop dates across the country

Our round-up of the vital components of jewellery making

86 What’s On

98 Coming Next Issue

All the upcoming bead shows and fairs

A peek at what’s coming up in Issue 21


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features 58 Falling Silk

This easy-to-make knotted silk necklace looks equally fabulous in sophisticated coffee and cream, wintry blues, feminine rose or zesty citrus colours

70 Layer ’Em Up!

Simplify the current trend for layering different styles and lengths of necklace into one stunning statement piece, as demonstrated by Katy Widdowson

74 Off The Hook 40 Winter Bouquet 12 Bugle Belle

All the inspiration you need for making the most of your FREE bugle beads with great contemporary ideas

15 Ice Garden

Create striking winter jewellery by mixing up traditional summer motifs of flowers and butterflies with an icy palette of cool blues and silvers

20 Shooting Stars

Stars in all styles are guaranteed to be a must-have motif in 2012. Here, they’re given an edgy steampunk feel with the use of mixed metals and antique charms

This beautiful contemporary choker creates a floral theme in unusual metallic shades for a gorgeous piece that’s suitable for day or evening

These lovely wintry bejewelled pieces are an ideal introduction to crochet and knitting with wire and beads. Give it a go – it’s easier than you might think!

43 Through The Kaleidoscope

There’s nothing subtle about the Spring/ Summer catwalk! Dedicated follower of fashion Mel Brooke looks ahead to a year packed with bold, vibrant colours

44 New Year’s Resolution

If your resolution for 2012 is to be ‘greener’ and less wasteful – or your purse is empty after the excesses of Christmas – Lisa Mair shares innovative ways to create something new from what you already have

48 Dreaming Spirals

Make this wonderful double spiral rope necklace in the gorgeous wintry turquoise shades used by designer Samantha Hope or the colours of your choice for any season

78 Brassy & Beautiful

Emily Kersh predicts a bold, feisty edge to jewellery in 2012, with layers of mixed-metal chain offset by feminine beads in dramatic shades

82 Another Dimension

Create your own unique fused glass beads and combine them with these unusual, textured denim-style beads for truly individual jewellery pieces

26 Disco Inferno

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This chain-wrapped miracle bead necklace is the epitome of the bold ’70s style that is all set to stay sizzling hot

32 Key To My Heart

These stunning lampwork key designs make ideal gifts for a milestone birthday, Valentine’s Day or other celebration, as jewellery focals or boxed keepsakes

51 Untamed Hearts

Love-themed jewellery doesn’t have to fall into romantic clichés. Forget the girly pink or over-the-top red and try something completely different

Save an incredible 40% when you subscribe to Creative Beads & Jewellery Turn to page 68 for full details www.creativebeadsandjewellery.com

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new? Sit back and relax as we bring you the latest from the world of jewellery making DID YOU KNOW? 2012 is the Chinese year of the dragon, a special year for the Chinese people, who see the dragon as a symbol of power and wisdom. With Chinese New Year falling on 23rd January, dragons could be an ideal jewellery theme for anyone celebrating the birth of a baby in 2012, or those born under the sign of the dragon in previous years, including 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988 and 2000.

A FRESH START Surveys reveal that every year the most popular resolutions in the UK are to lose weight, to get fit or take more exercise, and to save money. We’re not sure we can assist with the first two, but Lisa Mair’s fabulous designs using all those bits and bobs you already have in your stash on page 44 should certainly help you keep some pennies in your pockets. Also high up the list of New Year promises is to get organised, so we’ve come up with a few favourite products to make that a little easier, too – at least when it comes to beading!

A LOVE LESS ORDINARY

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Urban Beader velvet-lined silk paisley tote with slots for tools, £14.95 from www.spoiltrottenbeads.co.uk

Shiney Company’s Bristol store has moved! The new premises in Sandy Park Road, Brislington, boast a larger shop floor on one level (so no more spiral staircase to negotiate!) and increased free parking. The shop is also located within a thriving local area so you can combine that essential browse for beads with your errands at the Post Office, bakers, butchers and more. Any excuse! The new address is on several major bus routes and an easy 10-minute bus or taxi ride from the city’s central Temple Meads station. All Shiney Company’s Bristol evening and weekend workshops, hen parties, children’s parties and private group sessions are now taking place at the new venue. See our new workshop calendar on page 80 or the Shiney website at www.shineyrocks.co.uk for class schedules and updates. You can now find the Shiney team at 14 Sandy Park Road, Brislington, Bristol BS4 3PE (0117 300 9800), as well as at the established stores at 5 Saville Row, Bath BA1 2QP and 27 High Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 1AJ selection of hearts from Beads Unlimited is packed with inspiration for creating something a little bit different – and we have three mixed sets, worth £10 each, to give away. All the beads shown here are available from www.beads unlimited.co.uk with prices starting at 8p each.

For your chance to win, send your name and email address on a postcard to CB&J20 Beads Unlimited Hearts, Practical Publishing, Unit 1 Adlington Court, Adlington Business Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 4NL to arrive by 16th February 2012

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Swinger mini organiser with 48 compartments, £9.37 from www.cooksongold.com

SHINEY NEW PREMISES

WIN! If the annual Valentine’s overload of glossy red and candy pink hearts leaves you feeling a little squeamish, we recommend a more individual take on romance this year. Give the look an edge with metallic, steampunkstyle charms or opt for unexpected colours like blue and green (or white with black spots!). This fabulous

Wooden box with 24 clear-lidded aluminium containers, £8.26 from www.cooksongold.com

Turn to page 51 for some fa bu Valentine’s lous design ideas with out splash of re a d in sight!


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NEWS EAR ADORNMENT Earrings are often simply add-ons when it comes to creating jewellery, but they can be stunning one-off pieces in their own right. These two new titles from publishers GMC offer fabulous, inspiring ideas at both ends of the spectrum from practical, beginner-friendly makes to breathtaking works of art. A Bounty of Bead & Wire Earrings by Nathalie Mornu is packed with 50 simple but creative step-by-step projects with all the basic information novice beaders could need, as well as the design flair to appeal to more experienced jewellery makers.

This brand-new book has an RRP of £14.99 but Creative Beads & Jewellery readers can snap it up for the special offer price of £11.24 plus P&P. The Lark Studio Series title Earrings is less a guide and more a photographic delight. Like stepping into a cross between an art gallery and an incredible contemporary jewellers, the pages are filled with striking close-up images of unique earring designs, including work by international art stars. With an RRP of £8.99, this inspirational volume is available to CB&J readers for the special offer price of £6.74 plus P&P. To take advantage of the exclusive discounts

on either of these books, call 01273 488005 or go to www.thegmcgroup.com and quote code R3443 to order A Bounty of Bead & Wire Earrings and code R3444 to order Lark Studio Series: Earrings. The closing date for both offers is 31st March 2012. Please note that P&P is £2.95 for the first item and £1.95 for each additional item

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

be entered into the prize draw and 10 names will be selected at random after the closing date of 16th February 2012.

STRUT YOUR STUFF Czech glass peacock beads, from £3.35 for 10 from www.cjbeaders.co.uk; 01425 279992

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We’d love to know your thoughts, opinions and recommendations when it comes to bead shops, jewellery styles and techniques and, of course, CB&J. Please devote a few minutes to sharing your ideas and comments via our new online survey at ppjump.com/cbj20survey The more feedback we get, the better we can tailor the magazine to your wants and needs. And as a thank you for taking the time to get involved, we’ve got 10 of these gorgeous beading kits to give away, courtesy of The Bead Shop Scotland. Everyone who completes our survey will

CAPTURED IMAGINATION SilverSilk Capture, six-strand knitted wire around a bead chain, in eight colourways. Special findings also available. Visit www.beadsmith.com or your nearest bead store for more details

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NEWS TREND ALERT! TREND ALERT! TREND ALERT! TREND ALERT! STEP BACK IN TIME According to the fashion world, we’re going back to the 1920s again this season. Inspired partly by the small screen and the popularity of Downton Abbey, which reached the ’20s in the latest series, as well as US Prohibition-era drama Boardwalk Empire, the desire to draw on the influences of Art Deco and the famous flapper style is likely to be further ignited by a lavish new film version of The Great Gatsby, currently being made by Moulin Rouge! director Baz Luhrmann.

WIN! BLOSSOMING INTO LIFE We’ve gone wild about winter blooms this issue, with gorgeous floral designs in shimmering metallics and icy blues and greys on page 15 and page 40. Give it a go yourself, or look ahead to warmer days using zingier spring shades, with this pretty array of flower beads from Beads Unlimited. Three lucky readers can each claim a glorious assortment of blossoms this issue in the form of a mixed pack worth £10. All the beads shown are available from www.beadsunlimited.co.uk with prices starting at 1p each.

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Whether you’re local or just visiting the sea, exploring Brighton’s maze of side streets and alleyways always guarantees some fascinating discoveries – and none more so than the Big Bead Boutique. Tucked away but just a stone’s throw from the main shopping hub of Churchill Square, this gorgeous vintage-themed shop is a true hidden gem. Owner Joanne Tomlin opened the store a year ago, combining years of experience both in retail and as a tiara and headband designer. The Big Bead Boutique is Joanne’s long-held dream come true and has her passion for all things beautiful stamped all over it. Customers can browse through a wonderful array of beads displayed in glass retro bowls and on cupcake stands, while listening to ’40s swing music. The space used for lessons, children’s birthday parties and hen parties has the fabulous décor of a ’40s tearoom, complete with refreshments served in china teacups. So for a bead shopping or workshop experience that’s a little bit different, head to 12 Dyke Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 3FE, call 01273 383983 or find the Big Bead Boutique online at www.bigbeadboutique.com

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For your chance to win, send your name and email address on a postcard to CB&J20 Beads Unlimited Flowers, Practical Publishing, Unit 1 Adlington Court, Adlington Business Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 4NL to arrive by 16th February 2012

... the idea of snuggling up ‘til spring with these irresistible Granny Square Charms and Tartan Circlet bracelet kits, £2.50-£4.25 from www.beadsbylili.com; 01249 651769

ARTIST AT WORK Unique polymer clay beads and pendants by designer Erika Davis, from £2.40 each from www.bigbeadlittlebead.com


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"Bringing Beads to Life"

Visit Wild about Beads at: 11B Ewenny Road, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, CF31 3HN Tel (01656) 667317

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

your letters We’d love to hear from you, so please share your ideas, opinions and top tips with us. Email letters@practicalpublishing.co.uk or write to Letters, CB&J, Practical Publishing, Unit 1 Adlington Court, Adlington Business Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 4NL WINTER GARDEN I created this necklace and bracelet when thinking of the winter months to come, and wanted to add a bit of sparkle. I used gold chain, gold flower clasps, black leather cord, mixed red, white and black flowers, and white, clear and red Swarovski crystal beads. I hope you like them as much as I enjoyed making them! Julie Sankey, Wolverhampton CB&J: We love using flowers on

FESTIVE FUN A great big hi there and hello to all at Creative Beads & Jewellery! I’d like to take this opportunity to say a truly heartfelt thank you for such a great magazine; it is a great source of inspiration. I would also like to share with you my latest piece, which integrates my love

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winter jewellery – red, black and metallics give such a lovely Christmas feel with that hint of poinsettias (we couldn’t resist putting them on our festive cover last issue). This time we’ve gone for roses in icy seasonal shades of cool blue, grey and shimmering

MORE THAN A HOBBY

silver for stunning unusual designs – you’ll find them on page 15.

I thought I’d write to update you on my ongoing beading success story since you published my letter about my introduction (and instant addiction!) to jewellery making in Issue 16. Since

of Christmas with my fun-loving and colourful personality. I used a silver-plated bracelet blank and built on it with large metallic bell beads, coloured Christmas tree light beads, green glass Christmas tree beads, Fimo Santa, snowman and walnut beads, lampwork penguin, Santa and snowman beads, satin

acrylic star beads, silver snowman charms, a variety of acrylic beads and one 14mm white Swarovski pearl. I hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I enjoyed making it. Keep up the great work and I can’t wait for the next issue. Helen Lang, Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire

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then, I’ve been a very busy beader! I enjoy making jewellery so much, I ended up making far more than I could wear myself – and friends, family and work colleagues started to ask me to make bits and pieces for them. I’ve also sold my

creations at craft fairs and local events, and I’m often asked to repair or modify items of jewellery. I now have a website at www.sparklehand madejewellery.co.uk and I’ve been lucky enough to have my work displayed in a new craft and gift shop


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LETTERS

STAR LETTER I WANT TO BREAK FREE! I have been subscribing to your magazine since Issue 2, and there is always something that appeals to me. I have been making jewellery for about 12 months, and I don’t like stepping out of my comfort zone – I just like to stick to the easy makes. I decided a few weeks ago that I was going to that has opened near my home. I’m now running beginners’ jewellery-making workshops for them, which are great fun and I’m just starting to try my hand at wedding jewellery too. It’s been a whirlwind few months, especially as I also have a fulltime job (sadly non jewellery-related!) but I’ve loved every minute and it just goes to show how much can be achieved with a bit of hard work in quite a short space of time!

push myself to make something completely different and out of this comfort zone, and so I signed up for a bead class at my local bead shop. It was a class for Russian Spiral Weave bead weaving. After being someone who just strings simple

patterns together, it was a complete challenge, but I stepped up and made a bracelet and since then have done two on my own. I never thought I would be able to make this in the class with two teachers, let alone at home by myself! I love that I have pushed myself into bead weaving as it is something I have always wanted to do but never considered attempting – I am so glad I did. I want this to be inspiration for all your readers out there who,

like me, didn’t want to leave their comfort zone. I say go for it! You never know until you try and since I have done it, I find simple stringing boring now – all I want to do is bead weave. In fact, I am waiting for another bead weaving class to sign up too! Danielle Aspden, Preston, Lancashire CB&J: We’re sure your letter will inspire other novice beaders to push the boundaries and discover new techniques,

free beads from Issue 18. I loved the beads that were in my copy of CB&J and I wanted to share a picture of the bracelet that I made

(left). It had a real party feel about it, just in time for Christmas. Nicky Jones, by email

TTER STAR LEr of this e n The win r Letter issue’s Sta fabulous is receives thset from e iz pr ds.com dcowbea www.ma Danielle. And you’ll find a gorgeous double spiral rope necklace on page 48 this issue to feed your bead-weaving addiction!

I must say, your magazine has inspired me – I buy it without fail every issue and can’t wait to get home to read it cover to cover. So a big thank you to CB&J for motivating me to turn my hobby into (hopefully) something more – who knows what the future holds! Charlotte Brace, Weston super Mare

THE SPARKLE COMES FREE! In Issue 19 you asked for photos of readers’ creations using the

TUBULAR BELLES I was so impressed with my latest copy of your magazine, Issue 19, especially when I saw the Guerilla Art bracelet

made by Anna Weller (top). It is similar in style to a bracelet I made myself this autumn, though I did not put any chain into my design (above), I used blue glass tubes with blue thread, silver balls and blue seed beads – I call it Blue Skies. Margaret, Lancaster

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CLAIRE ENNIS DESIGNER

ABOUT CLAIRE… Claire has always been creative, and six years ago she set up Claire’s Crystal Classics (www.clairescrystal classics.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 self-taught artist with the exception of enrolling onto a silversmithing course, and her motto is that anything is possible.

bugle belle We hope you love the gorgeous deep purple and smoky grey bugle beads FREE with this issue of CB&J. This versatile shape can be used to create simple fringing or tassel detail, on delicate multi-strand necklace and bracelet designs, or in more elaborate bead-weaving patterns. Or mix them with seed beads and vintage focals, as shown here, for something unique and contemporary

BRACELET intermediate

TO CREATE Start by cutting 17” of illusion cord. This will make an average-size bracelet of around 7½” – as a general rule, double the size and add extra for the bead weaving, as any excess can be removed at the end. Circle one side of the magnetic clasp twice with the centre of the illusion cord. Add one seed bead to the left-hand strand and cross over and through the seed bead with the right strand. Add a further seed bead

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to each thread, then add another seed bead to the left thread and cross over with the right. Add a bugle bead to each thread and follow the same pattern a further five times. Now mount the focal piece and make one further mini star shape, this time adding another seed bead to each thread instead of a bugle bead, and crossing the threads on the final seed bead.

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Pass your thread through your chosen vintage watch component as centrally as possible, otherwise the weight of the focal piece will be off balance. Cross over the threads through a seed bead on the opposite side of the focal area and add a seed bead to each strand. Cross over with a final seed bead to complete the first mini star shape on the opposite side.

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Continue the same process all the way back to the clasp, then double wind the thread back through the final mini star and clasp to secure. Tie knots and add a small amount of GS Hypo Cement. Snip any excess illusion cord. Mix well a very small amount of two-part epoxy glue in a pot or on a plastic lid and leave for few minutes. Work out where your flowers

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and crystal are going to sit, add a small amount of glue to the area and place the embellishments on top. Leave to harden on a level surface.

NECKLACE intermediate

TO CREATE Cut 22” of illusion cord and follow the steps for creating

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USING YOUR FREE GIFT MATERIALS TO MAKE THE SET • FREE 6mm bugle beads • seed beads • silver-plated 0.5mm wire • 0.25mm illusion cord • vintage watch components • vintage flowers • flat-backed crystals • filigree wire flower • magnetic clasps • Swarovski Crystal Elements beads • jump rings • ear wires • crimp beads

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flat-nosed pliers side cutters GS Hypo Cement glue two-part epoxy glue

TOP TIP When using illusion cord the tension of the cord is really key. If you pull too tight throughout your project, your work can kink or become distorted; if too slack, the beads will move around and look messy

the bracelet until you get to the centre focal area. When you get to the final mini star of beads, wind your illusion thread onto the filigree frame of the flower – to get a strong finish, take the thread back through some beads and knot, snip and dab with glue for security. Repeat on the other side.

Cut 37” of 0.5mm wire. Leave a 5” tail and add a selection of seed beads and bugle beads. When you get halfway to making your desired size of petal, add a crystal and then finish off the other side to an equal length. Twist the petal twice at the very base to keep its form and repeat a further seven times. Cut off any leftover wire and tuck in sharp edges.

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Mix a small amount of two-part epoxy glue and leave for a few moments. Place glue on the front of the filigree flower, attach the wire petal formation and hold until stable. Add further glue to the top of the wire petal formation and adhere your vintage watch component. Finish by attaching crystals for added sparkle.

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EARRINGS beginner

TO CREATE Cut 5” of illusion cord and fold the length in half. Feed the thread through a jump ring so there are equal lengths each side. Create a mini star with four seed beads as before, then add a bugle bead to each

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QUICK & EASY IDEAS

ice garden JESS ROPER-WOODS DESIGNER THE BEAD SHOP (NOTTINGHAM)

Create striking winter jewellery by mixing up traditional summer motifs of flowers and butterflies with an icy palette of cool blues and silvers

ABOUT JESS… Jess has worked at The Bead Shop (Nottingham) for four years. Her flair for kitsch vintage designs works well for combining new, vintage and upcycling techniques.

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QUICK & EASY IDEAS NECKLACE beginner

TO CREATE Thread 0.8mm wire though the three roses, making sure that the largest is in the middle, and create a wrapped loop at each end. Thread the filigree butterfly into the centre of your length of

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MATERIALS • grey 15mm acrylic rose • pale turquoise 25mm acrylic rose • black 35mm acrylic rose • antique silver filigree butterfly • antique silver butterfly bead • 2 x clear 6mm crackle beads • 5 x Air Blue Opal 4mm Swarovski Elements Xilion beads • 20cm silver-plated 0.8mm wire

• 20cm silver-plated 0.4mm wire • 24cm silver-plated medium curb chain • 4 x silver-plated eyepins • 5 x silver-plated 6mm jump rings • 3 x silver-plated 5mm jump rings

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

0.4mm wire, adding two Air Blue Opal crystals to the middle of the butterfly. Then thread through the two largest roses, wrapping tightly around the end loops. Thread beads onto eyepins to create

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four beaded links. Using four 6mm jump rings and two 5mm jump rings, link them to the roses, making sure that the 5mm rings are on the ends. Cut the chain in half so that you have

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two 12cm lengths. Attach a length to each of the 5mm jump rings. Attach a 6mm jump ring to one end and use another 5mm jump ring to connect a trigger clasp to the other end.

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BRACELET beginner

MATERIALS • powder blue 15mm acrylic rose • 2 x Silver Shade 3mm Swarovski Elements Xilion beads • 2 x antique silver butterfly beads • 22 x light sapphire 6mm crackle beads • 20cm clear 0.7mm Stretch Magic

TOOLS • scissors • jeweller’s glue

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TO CREATE Thread the rose bead onto the middle of the Stretch Magic, followed by a Silver Shade crystal, a butterfly bead and 11 crackle beads. Repeat

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on the other side of the focal flower. Tie the ends of the Stretch Magic in a surgeon’s knot and secure using a dab of glue. Trim any loose ends.

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Create a gorgeous pair of matching drop earrings using 15mm powder blue roses and 4mm Silver Shade Swarovski Elements Xilion beads

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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SHOPPING GUIDE 1

14MM DIAMOND SNAKE SKIN AGATE BEADS Stockist: Beads Direct www.beadsdirect.co.uk Tel: 01509 218028 RRP: £6.82 for 16” string

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18MM SNAKE PRINT ACRYLIC BEADS Stockist: Beads Unlimited www.beadsunlimited.co.uk Tel: 01273 740777 RRP: 20p each

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Stockist: E-Beads www.e-beads.co.uk Tel: 020 7367 6217 RRP: £3.24 per pair 4

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18X25MM PEAR SNAKE SKIN AGATE BEADS Stockist: Beads Direct www.beadsdirect.co.uk Tel: 01509 218028 RRP: £8.16 for 16” string

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MIXED 14MM ACRYLIC ROUND SNAKESKIN BEADS Stockist: Shining Star Beads www.shiningstar beads.co.uk RRP: £1.60 for 20

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HANDMADE 8-10MM LAMPWORK FRIT SNAKESKIN BEADS

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13X18MM RECTANGLE SNAKE SKIN AGATE BEADS Stockist: Beads Direct www.beadsdirect.co.uk Tel: 01509 218028 RRP: £6.82 for 16” string

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20MM SNAKE SKIN BEADS Stockist: E-Beads www.e-beads.co.uk Tel:020 7367 6217 RRP: £2.20 each

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COMPETITION

WIN! e have 20 fabulous £25 loot bags to give away this issue, courtesy of Madcowbeads.com. Each prize bag is stuffed with all the latest charms, beads and crafty items from Madcowbeads.com, meaning

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28-12-2011 OPEN AS USUAL 31-12-2011 12:00-17:00 01-01-2012 CLOSED 02-01-2012 OPEN AS USUAL

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CBJ20 pp20-23 Shiney co_CBJ 22/11/2011 16:34 Page 20

AMANDA PICKSTOCK & JANE PURDY DESIGNERS SHINEY CO

ABOUT SHINEY COMPANY…

shooting stars

Stars are set to be a must-have motif in 2012, whether it’s in 1970s-style stylised form or given an edgy steampunk feel with the use of mixed metals and antique charms, as shown here

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. ix metals and styles to create this bang-on-trend crystal star necklace and co-ordinating bracelet and earrings, with a hint of steampunk. They’re easy to make and you can introduce a host of variations simply by changing the beads and the charms. We love the stamped antique metal links and couldn’t wait to team them up with some Swarovski sparkle to create this collection. If you can successfully open and close a jump ring and turn a loop on a headpin, you’re set to make this collection in no time at all. We’ve chosen Jet and Golden Shadow for the crystal stars as these neutral

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mystique to the design, but you could go for a bold version using Coral, Copper and Bright Gold, or opt for an entirely different

style of bead altogether. The owl, butterfly and clock charms give the overall look a steampunk edge and attitude, but you can

put your own twist on this and use whatever charms suit your style. We hope that you’ll be inspired to mix up the metals and


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TRENDS FOR 2012 STARS & STEAMPUNK STEAMPUNK NECKLACE TO CREATE Thread a headpin through each of the pearls and turn a wrapped loop or a standard loop in the end. Set aside. Starting with an antique brass stamped ring and alternating these with antique silver

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stamped rings, connect them using two 8mm jump rings, one antique brass and one antique silver. Connect seven links together in this way, so the chain ends with an antique brass stamped ring. Attach the top of the butterfly connector to the end brass ring using an 8mm antique

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brass jump ring on the outside, a 5mm antique silver jump ring in the middle and another 8mm antique brass jump ring on the other side. Connect the five loops on the bottom of the butterfly connector to an antique brass stamped ring using

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8mm jump rings, starting with an antique silver ring on the outside and alternating the metals as you add the other four rings. Continue by connecting an antique silver stamped ring with two different metal 8mm jump rings as you did before.

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Attach all the remaining stamped rings in this way, alternating the two. Add the clasp at the back using two 8mm jump rings in different metals. Using the remaining jump rings (in either brass or silver), attach the beads, stars and charms randomly to suit your style.

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the different links in your jewellery stash and create something unique and fashionable with star appeal.

• Crystal Golden Shadow 28mm Swarovski Elements Star pendant • Jet 28mm Swarovski Elements Star pendant • Jet 20mm Swarovski Elements Star pendant • 3 x Mystic Black 8mm Swarovski Elements Crystal Pearls • 3 x Bordeaux 10mm Swarovski Elements Crystal Pearls • 2 x Tahitian Look 12mm Swarovski Elements Crystal Pearls • 2 x silver-plated 22mm clock face charms • gold-plated 22mm clock face charm • antique brass butterfly connector • antique silver owl charm • antique brass owl charm

• antique brass puffed heart charm • 13 x antique brass 18mm stamped rings • 11 x antique silver 12mm stamped rings • 8 x antique silver 50mm headpins • 27 x antique brass 8mm jump rings • 26 x antique silver 8mm jump rings • antique silver 5mm jump ring • 17 x antique (brass or silver) 8mm jump rings • silver-plated 19mm fancy bolt ring clasp

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

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TIMESTAR BRACELET

TOP TIP

beginner

TO CREATE Thread a headpin through each of the pearls and turn a wrapped loop or a standard loop. Set aside. Starting with an antique brass stamped ring and alternating with antique silver stamped rings, connect them with two 8mm jump rings, one antique brass and one antique silver.

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Connect all nine links together in this way, ending with an antique brass stamped ring. Connect the clasp components to each end of the bracelet using 5mm jump rings. Using the remaining jump rings (in either brass or silver), attach the beads, stars and charms randomly to suit your style.

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Adjust the bracelet size by amending the number of links in the chain, or by adding to or removing the jump rings connected to the clasp

MATERIALS • Jet 20mm Swarovski Elements Star pendant • 3 x Mystic Black 8mm Swarovski Elements Crystal Pearls • Bordeaux 10mm Swarovski Elements Crystal Pearl • 3 x Tahitian Look 12mm Swarovski Elements Crystal Pearls • silver-plated 22mm clock face charm • gold-plated 22mm clock face charm

• antique silver owl charm • antique brass owl charm • antique brass puffed heart charm • antique silver puffed heart charm • 5 x antique brass 18mm stamped rings • 4 x antique silver 12mm stamped rings • 5 x antique silver 50mm headpins • 8 x antique brass 8mm jump rings • 8 x antique silver

8mm jump rings • 2 x antique silver 5mm jump rings • 12 x antique (brass or silver) 8mm jump rings • silver-plated 12mm fancy bolt ring clasp

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


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TRENDS FOR 2012 STARS & STEAMPUNK beginner

LOST IN TIME EARRINGS TO CREATE Thread a headpin through each of the pearls and turn a wrapped or standard loop. Set aside. Connect the links together as you did for the necklace and bracelet, using two antique metal jump rings. You can create the earrings in different designs, as we have here, or make them identical. Attach the charms and the beads to the links with jump rings and finally attach the ear wires with jump rings to complete the designs.

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MATERIALS • 2 x Mystic Black 8mm Swarovski Elements Crystal Pearls • 2 x Bordeaux 10mm Swarovski Elements Crystal Pearls • 2 x Tahitian Look 12mm Swarovski Elements Crystal Pearl • silver-plated 22mm clock face charm • gold-plated 22mm clock face charm • 2 x antique brass 18mm stamped rings • 2 x antique silver 12mm stamped rings • 6 x antique silver 50mm headpins • 7 x antique brass 8mm jump rings • 7 x antique silver 8mm jump rings • antique silver or antique brass ear wires

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

WHERE TO BUY All the materials used here are available from the Shiney Co stores at: 5 Saville Row, Bath BA1 2QP; 01225 332506 14 Sandy Park Road, Brislington, Bristol BS4 3PE; 0117 300 9800 27 High Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 1AJ; 01453 753609 or online at www.shineyrocks.co.uk www.creativebeadsandjewellery.com

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CBJ20 pp24 comp_CBJ 05/12/2011 10:27 Page 24

COMPETITION

WIN! Win tickets to the unmissable Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts show!

e have 30 pairs of tickets to give away for the Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts show at the brand-new Bluewater Events Venue on 2nd5th February 2012. The Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts show at this totally new venue in Kent will be packed with crafting inspiration, including showcasing some of the sumptuous costumes from the hit ITV series Downton Abbey, as well as the fantastic Above and Below the Waves knitting project. Scripted by awardwinning writer Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey has captured the hearts of the nation with some of the finest examples of Edwardian costume splendour. Featuring a beautiful collection of some of the most iconic outfits from the first series, each garment shows the exquisite needlework and craftsmanship that went into their design. The collection includes dresses worn

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by Dame Maggie Smith (Dowager Countess of Grantham), Elizabeth McGovern (Countess of Grantham), Penelope Wilton (Isobel Crawley) and also her three daughters, Lady Mary, Lady Edith and Lady Sybil Crawley. Appropriately, the first ever Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts at Bluewater Events Venue will feature the knitting phenomenon Above and Below the Waves. The display measures an enormous 9x6m, including a 3D walk-through tunnel with knitted beaches, waves and all the creatures that lurk beneath, and is raising money for the RNLI’s Train One – Save Many campaign. The Quilters Guild of the British Isles beautiful collection, The Romance of Words, will also be on display, helping to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, and Poetry in Stitches will continue

Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts – Bluewater Events Venue, Kent

orth o craft s f ticketshow for gra up bs! the collaboration of words and craft with the last round of this ever-popular project from the National Needlework Archive. Visit the Art of Lace display, which will show why lace is often described as an ornament in itself, and evoke memories from your childhood with the Glimpses of Childhood display. For the first time in this region, over 200 exhibitors from across the UK will be on hand to offer you the best advice and latest products, free workshops and demonstrations and much more, that will leave you racing home to try your hand at a new craft!

HOW TO ENTER Buy tickets online at www.ichf.co.uk or call the events ticket hotline on 01425 277988

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CBJ20 pp26-27 Beads Unlimited_CBJ 06/12/2011 10:39 Page 26

GEMMA REILLY DESIGNER BEADS UNLIMITED

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ABOUT GEMMA… Gemma is inspired by everything around her, from colour and form to the materials she uses. She has created her own style of jewellery by combining many traditional techniques with contemporary ideas.

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This fabulous chain-wrapped miracle bead necklace is the epitome of the bold ’70s style that is set to remain sizzling hot throughout the new year

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INSPIRATION I wanted to make a bold necklace using colours that are going to be in fashion next season. I have picked out some of the shades from Pantone (the global colour authority) that also fit in well with the ’70s style, which is set to continue well into 2012.


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TRENDS FOR 2012 1970S STYLE

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MATERIALS • 2m antique gold heavy chain • 9 x blue 14mm miracle beads • 9 x burnt orange 14mm miracle beads • antique gold trigger clasp • 20 x antique gold eyepins • 2 x antique gold 8mm jump rings

TOOLS • craft multi-pliers

TO CREATE Cut off an 11cm length of chain and set aside to make a pair of matching earrings. Cut the remaining chain in half. Join the two ends on each side with an 8mm jump ring and add a trigger clasp to one (see Fig 1, below). Open the loop of an eyepin and attach it through a link approximately 9cm from the end of the chain. Close the loop (Fig 2). Thread a bead of your choice onto the eyepin. Trim the pin a good 1cm gap above the bead and bend it over (Fig 3).

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Wrap the chain around the bead and hook the eyepin through a link in the chain as close to the bead as possible. Use the roundnosed part of your pliers to bend the eyepin into a loop, then squeeze it to close (Fig 4). Continue to add the beads in this way, spacing them along the chains. It will help to hang the necklace on a bust or door handle! Make sure you don’t add any beads to the centre of the chains so that you get a lovely curve.

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WHERE TO BUY Use the 11cm length of chain you set aside in Step 1, along with long antique gold ball wires and blue miracle beads to create a pair of simple but effective matching earrings

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CBJ20 pp28-29 Bead Doctor_Beading 22/11/2011 16:39 Page 28

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

My mum is diabetic and she heard people say that you shouldn’t wear magnetic clasps. Can you tell me why, and what the next best thing is to a magnetic clasp? Katie White, Harleston, Norfolk

a pump to help manage her diabetes, there

many of the medical alert ID bracelets that diabetics are

encouraged to wear are actually fastened in this way.

If she does use a pump, she is right to think these clasps should be avoided on her jewellery. Magnetic fields in the immediate vicinity of these devices can damage the part of the pump’s motor that regulates insulin delivery, possibly resulting in over-delivery and severe hypoglycaemia. Magnetic clasps are generally chosen for bracelets because they

mark coloured jump rings or any wire with a different-coloured core, and are also perfect for straightening out kinks in wire, so are ideal if you are interested in wirework. For opening and closing jump rings for chain maille, you will obviously need two pairs of flat-nosed or chainnosed pliers so if your budget doesn’t stretch that far, you could dip your existing pliers in a solution like Tool Magic. This will give them a thin coating of heavy-duty flexible rubber, improving grip and protecting the rings against damage. You simply dip most of the jaws of your pliers into the tub of Tool Magic, ensuring

the hinge isn’t submerged, then pull them out straight and slowly. Then turn the pliers upside down (just place them over the rim of a mug if you don’t have a tool rack) and allow to dry. This will take a minimum of four hours, though 24 hours is recommended. You should avoid using a fan or excessive heat to try to speed up the process. You then have to repeat so that two coats have been applied and allowed to cure before the pliers are ready for use. Alternatively, a quick, cheap answer to this problem, though one that clearly won’t be as durable, is to simply wrap tape around the jaws of your pliers.

THE BEAD DOCTOR SAYS... I’m obviously not a medical doctor, but as I understand it, the potential problem with these clasps lies in the effect magnetic fields can have on an insulin pump. If your mother does not have

should be no issue with her using a magnetic clasp. In fact, rings. I have often

IONthought about using T S E QU THE these but am worried that using normal pliers OF IN FULL ISSUE will mark the colour COLOUR on the rings. Will this I absolutely love the Make Your Own Christmas Decorations magazine free with Issue 19 and I really want to try the chain maille Christmas tree design by Sarah Austin, but I have a query about working with coloured jump

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happen? Or is there a beaders’ secret to prevent it? Bev Silk, by email

THE BEAD DOCTOR SAYS... You are right to be careful. Whether the jump rings are anodised aluminium or soft copper with a layer of coloured enamel, the coating can be damaged if your pliers slip or you squeeze them too hard. There are a few things you can do to try to prevent this happening. The best but most expensive option is to invest in nylon-jaw pliers. These will not scratch or

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are easy to fasten with one hand. Toggle clasps are also quite simple to manoeuvre one-handed, especially if there is a little slack in the bracelet. Alternatively, you could do away with

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BEAD DOCTOR

UNLEASH YOUR CREATIVITY

the clasp altogether. Why not create a wire cuff base, a coiled memory wire bracelet or an elasticated version to get around the problem entirely?

FOR QUEEN & COUNTRY I’ve recently agreed to contribute to our town’s display and celebrations for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in June 2012. One idea I had, which would hopefully get some of our younger residents involved, would be making Union Jack jewellery or badges. Do you have any suggestions for ways we could help them do this or the materials we would need? Sylvia Harrison, by email

THE BEAD DOCTOR SAYS... What a great idea! Depending on the age and ‘craftiness’ of those

involved, there are a number of different options you could try. Fimo is perfect for children of all ages because it can be cut, shaped and moulded just like playdough and you can get a variety of bright, pastel, glittery and pearlescent finishes to suit all tastes. It does have to be baked hard following the manufacturer’s instructions (probably for around 30 minutes for the size of piece you’d be looking at). You may have the facilities to do that on-site or perhaps

you could wrap the pieces in parchment paper to be ‘cooked’ at home later. You can find free step-bystep instructions for making the bag charm shown here (below) on the Fimo website at www.fimo.com Another versatile option is to use a wealth of scrap felt and fabric in patriotic colours to create the Union Jacks. These can be sewn or stuck together with fabric glue depending on the ages and experience of those taking part. The basic flags can then be embellished with beads, sequins and even flat-back rhinestones as desired. Finally, if there will be more advanced or enthusiastic beaders present, you

supplied over six pages with colour charts and requires Delica beads in five colours. Some familiarity with either loom or square stitch may be necessary.

BEST TOOLS FOR THE JOB I did a little bit of jewellery making many years ago and would love to give it another try. However, being that much older and creakier these days, I now suffer from arthritis in my hands. I noticed some miniature pliers and other tools in a bead shop and wondered if they would be easier for me to use. Also, are there any other tools or gadgets designed to make the fiddly bits easier for those in the same boat as me? Jane Lewis, Exeter, Devon

THE BEAD DOCTOR SAYS... could consider providing them with a bead-weaving pattern for a Union Jack. The pattern shown here (left) is available for £1.25 from www. threadabead.com. It is

It’s great to hear you’re getting back into jewellery making! I would say that you’d be better off with regular tools as the miniature, travel-size ones generally call for a tighter grip. There are ergonomic versions of most beading pliers, cutters and so on, available on the market, specifically designed to be easier on your hands and wrists and less tiring to use. This is probably a worthwhile investment if you plan to do quite a bit of wirework or enjoy a technique like chain maille. Another option, particularly if you are interested in chain maille, which obviously requires you

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to open and close large numbers of jump rings, is a jump ring tool, specially made for the job. You wear this on one finger and it has different sized slots to accommodate a variety of jump rings. You simply place one arm of the ring into the slot and turn, using pliers with your other hand. Once you get used to the movement, it can be a lot less fiddly than manipulating two pairs of pliers and needs less dexterity. The basic four-slot model shown here is 70p from ww.mad cowbeads.com There are plenty of other gadgets you can buy, from knotting tools to bead spinners, which will help you out, depending on the sort of techniques and materials you want to use. Your best bet is to ask for advice in your local bead store once you have a clearer idea where your interests lie.

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CBJ20 pp30 Designer Gallery_CBJ 05/12/2011 10:28 Page 30

DESIGNER GALLERY

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Fabulous FREE gift from The Bead Shop Scotland for each reader featured

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

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

PRETTY IN PINK BRACELET BY ANNIE WATKINSON FROM HAMPSHIRE MATERIALS • • • • • •

rose pink 8mm pearls Tibetan silver beads silver 6mm donut spacers pink glass beads silver curb chain elastic thread

PEARL CRUCIFIX BY BEVERLEY ABBERLEY FROM STAFFORDSHIRE

CLUSTER FLOWER

MATERIALS

BY EMMA VIDLER FROM KENT

• 3mm glass pearl beads • Berkley Fireline Crystal

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crystal AB 4mm bicones 0.6mm wire 0.8mm wire assorted cream, white and clear beads

DAISY CHAIN NECKLACE BY LINDA FIDLER FROM CHESHIRE MATERIALS • • • • •

9” beading wire silver-plated 6mm jump rings white opaque seed beads silver seed beads handmade polymer clay daisies • lobster clasp

STEAMPUNK NECKLACE & BRACELET SET BY VICKIE MULLAN FROM FARNBOROUGH, HAMPSHIRE MATERIALS • • • •

watch movement watch parts white ribbon green ribbon

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green flat-backed crystals chain jump rings toggle clasps

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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Large selection of beads & accessories

FRIENDLY SERVICE & BEADING CLASSES

NEW PREMISES! Arcadia Beads, 8 Mansel Street, Swansea SA1 5SF Tel: 01792 467417 Opening times: 9.30-5pm Mon-Sat e-mail: arcadiabeads@fsmail.net

Bead Shop

Open Tuesday to Friday 10am - 6pm Saturday 10am - 5pm

New Website www.thebeadbase.co.uk Workshops for beginners to intermediate from £12 per class (mostly Saturdays)

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JUDITH HANNINGTON DESIGNER

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These stunning lampwork key designs make ideal gifts for a milestone birthday, Valentine’s Day or other celebration, as focal pieces on jewellery or beautiful boxed keepsakes

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ampwork keys always conjure up a ‘ship in a bottle’ type of question – how do you get the bead onto the key? In fact, the key itself is a substitute for a regular steel mandrel so, if it has a shank long enough to make a bead on, it can be used. Even the smallest of keys, such as cabinet keys, usually

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have just enough shank on which to create a tiny spacer-style bead while larger keys can be used for focals or making three or more beads on one design. All the basic lampworking principles apply so if you can make a bead design on a mandrel of a similar size to the key shank then you can make it on the key.

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KEY AS MANDREL The main challenge in using keys is keeping your fingers away from the flame and being able to rotate the shaft as usual whilst making your bead. Attaching the key to a regular mandrel is the obvious solution – it can be wired on with steel or copper wire, or attached with a jubilee clip or a metal crocodile

clip, such as those used with electric fencing. You will have more weight to turn while making the bead – crocodile clips in particular add to this – and that weight will not be centred, but with a little practice even time consuming beads can be successfully created. The main safety aspect here is that the

key should be perfectly stable on the mandrel, so check that you have wired it securely enough or tightened the jubilee clip sufficiently. You can use bead release if you choose – it depends whether you want the bead to freely move on the key when the piece is finished or be static. All the projects featured here are static,


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Ensure good ventilation in your work space and always wear a quality mask – gases may be given off when the keys are heated and a mask is essential when working with enamel powders

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NEED TO KNOW

LAMPWORK KEYS

Gravity is a particularly essential ‘tool’ to use when creating beads on keys as many keys are too small to allow a marver to be used successfully, so be prepared to angle your key mandrel in all directions to allow the glass to flow where required

THE HEAT IS ON It is important that you heat the key shank until red hot before beginning your bead for two reasons – you can observe that the key is indeed good to use if it doesn’t react adversely to the heat, and the glass will not stick to the mandrel without this heat. Remember to keep the heat focused on the key and avoid heating your key-tomandrel connection.

COOLING-OFF PERIOD Once you have made your bead it should be treated to your usual annealing schedule –

but try both methods to see what suits you.

FINDING THE RIGHT KEY It is important to choose keys that are made of steel or iron, and many old skeleton keys fit into this category. Lots of smaller old cabinet keys are also iron and can be used for dainty or multi-key jewellery pieces. Although larger keys are not so suited to jewellery projects they are great for creating milestone keepsakes – to mark a 21st birthday, passing a driving test, moving into a new home, or as

a Valentine’s gift – and can be presented in a co-ordinating gift box for the recipient to treasure forever. eBay is a great resource for hunting down old keys, which are sold individually or in mixed batches and are often listed with their material content. Antique shops, bric-a-brac stalls, and markets are also good options. Skeleton key blanks are great for designs like the 21st key featured here as the key pad has not been cut and offers a great flat surface on which to add a charm.

either straight into the hot kiln or into a jar of annealing bubbles for batch annealing later. Fibreblanket or vermiculite cooling might also be possible but the two former options may be more reliable.

LET IT SHINE Clean the metalwork on your annealed keys

using wire wool, a wire brush or with a steel brush head on a handheld electric tool such as a Dremel or Proxxon, then spray generously with furniture polish (such as Mr Sheen) and buff the metal using an old cloth. Regular cleaning with polish adds shine and will keep any corrosion at bay.

KEY TO MY HEART KEEPSAKE GIFT advanced

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This gift-boxed heart is created in the same way as the smaller heart necklace on page 36, starting with a tapered barrel about 18mm long made from Fremen glass. The cubic zirconia is replaced with a dot of Elphaba glass, which is left slightly raised from the surface of the bead.

MATERIALS • key (attached to mandrel) • thin stringer pulled from White Effetre glass rod • thin stringer pulled from Elphaba CiM glass rod • Fremen CiM glass rod

• Apple Green enamel powder

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enamel sieve poker tool wire wool/brush furniture polish

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MULTI-KEY NECKLACE beginner

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Heat one key and form a small donutshaped bead on it using Light Lapis glass. Give the bead a good bathe in the heat before placing in your kiln or jar of annealing bubbles. Repeat for two further

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keys, making a different colour bead on each, then make three small spacer beads on regular 2.4mm mandrels in the same colours. Once all the beads are annealed, you can clean them and polish the keys.

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Connect a length of chain to each key using a jump ring, making each length different, then connect all three chains together using a jump ring. Thread a seed bead onto an eyepin, then add your regular spacer beads, alternated with seed beads. Form a

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plain loop in the end of the eyepin, snug to the final seed bead. Cut your desired length of chain and connect the two ends together with a lobster clasp and jump ring. Hang the beaded eyepin from the central link in the chain, then dangle the keys from the bottom eye of the pin.

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TO CREATE intermediate

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Heat your key and form a small donut-shaped base bead on it using white glass (see Fig 1, below left). Encase this bead with Rubino Ora glass, ensuring that you extend the encasing layer beyond the sides of the bead so that the ends will be covered too (Fig 2). If desired, you can heat and push the encasing layer towards the key at both ends at this point. Melt the encasing layer in until smooth, then check

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• keys (attached to mandrels) • Light Lapis Effetre glass rod • Elphaba CiM glass rod • Fremen CiM glass rod • grey size 8 seed beads • black-plated chain • black-plated lobster clasp • black-plated jump rings • black-plated eyepins

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bead reamer 2.4mm mandrels wire wool/brush furniture polish round-nosed and flat-nosed pliers

and adjust the shape of your bead to ensure it is uniformly round (Fig 3). Use the Elphaba stringer to place random-sized dots on the surface of the bead (Fig 4). Melt the dots in so that the surface of the bead is completely smooth (Fig 5). Give the bead a good bathe in the heat before placing in your kiln or jar of annealing bubbles. Once your key is annealed, clean and polish it. Cut two pieces of green cord and one piece of pink cord your required necklace

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LAMPWORK KEYS

21ST BIRTHDAY GIFT intermediate

MATERIALS • key (attached to mandrel) • White Effetre glass rod • Rubino Ora Effetre glass rod • stringer pulled from Elphaba CiM glass rod • 6 x 2mm cubic zirconia • silver 21 charm

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6 x 2.4mm mandrels poker tool graphite marver wire wool/brush furniture polish PVA glue epoxy glues

length. Thread the cords through the key loop in a lark’s head knot and pull up snug. Tie a knot in the cords just above the key loop on both sides of the necklace. Finish the cord ends by securing them together in a box end and finish off with a lobster clasp and jump ring.

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Prepare your cubic zirconia by gluing the flat face of each one to the end of a 2.4mm mandrel. Set aside. Heat your key and form a 22mmlong base barrel on it using white glass (see Fig 1, below).

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MATERIALS • key (attached to mandrel) • White Effetre glass rod • Rubino Ora Effetre glass rod • stringer pulled from Elphaba CiM glass rod • green 1mm cotton cord • pink 1mm cotton cord • black-plated box ends • black-plated lobster clasp • black-plated jump ring

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Encase this white barrel with Rubino Ora glass, ensuring that you extend the encasing layer out beyond the end of the base barrel (as shown in Fig 2 for the Dotty bead opposite) before melting in so that the ends will be covered too. If desired, you can heat and push the encasing layer towards the key at both ends before melting in (Fig 2). Working in thirds at the left-hand side of the bead, apply groups of five dots using the Elphaba stringer. Apply

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three identical groups of dots on the righthand side of the bead in the gaps (Fig 3). Fill all the remaining spaces with random groups of three dots. Melt all the dots in smooth, then poke the centre of each group of five and melt the bead smooth again to draw the dots into small flower shapes (Fig 4). Spot heat the centre of each flower whilst at the same time gently heating a cubic zirconia in the very edge of the flame, then push the zirconia into the flower centre.

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Gently heat the flower again to burn off any remaining glue, then gently heat and push the zirconia firmly into the bead using the edge of your marver (Fig 5). Give the bead a good bathe in the heat before placing in your kiln or jar of annealing bubbles. Once your key is annealed, clean and polish it. Snip the hanging loop from the 21 charm and roughen the back slightly. Glue to the key pad using epoxy adhesive and set aside in a level position to dry.

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MATERIALS • key (attached to mandrel) • thin stringer pulled from White Effetre glass rod • medium stringer pulled from White Effetre glass rod • thick stringer pulled from Light Turquoise transparent Effetre glass rod • thick stringer pulled from Grass Green transparent Effetre glass rod • Fremen CiM glass rod • Apple Green enamel powder • black-plated jump rings • bag charm clip

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enamel sieve wire wool/brush furniture polish flat-nosed and chain-nosed pliers

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Heat your key and form a 25mm-long base barrel on it using Fremen glass (see Fig 1, below left). Add a wrap of glass near to the end of the bead, as shown in Fig 2. Melt the glass in smooth to form a tapered barrel shape (Fig 3). Heat the bead until just glowing then

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sprinkle with enamel powder (Fig 4). Heat the bead slowly in the upper part of the flame to melt the powder in smooth (Fig 5). Use the thicker white stringer to add eight dots around the widest part of the bead (Fig 6). Add a row of dots to each side of this first row using the thin white stringer,

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Prepare your cubic zirconia for use by gluing the flat face to the end of the 2.4mm mandrel. Set aside to dry. Heat your key and form a 10mm-long tapered barrel using Ivory glass (see Fig 1, right). Heat a gather of Ivory glass and add to one shoulder of the barrel then repeat for the other side, checking that you have the heart oriented as required on the key (Fig 2). Melt this glass in smooth, turning

then melt all of them in smooth (Fig 7). Apply dots of Light Turquoise and Grass Green over the white spots and melt until gently rounded but still dimensional (Fig 8). Give the bead a good bathe in the heat before placing in your kiln or jar of annealing bubbles. Once the bead has

been annealed, clean and polish the key. Make a three pattern repeat Byzantine chain using jump rings to connect the key to the clip. Use a short length of chain around the key loop if the metal is too chunky for the jump rings to fit. Alternatively, replace the chain maille with a length of chunky chain.

the mandrel upside down in the flame to get the desired shape – don’t let the glass on the shoulders touch the key (Fig 3). Heat the bead until just glowing then sprinkle the front with enamel powder. Heat

slowly in the top of the flame to melt the powder in smooth (Fig 4). Use the white stringer to add five dots to one shoulder of the heart (Fig 5). Melt the dots in smooth then poke

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LAMPWORK KEYS TRIPLE BEAD KEY NECKLACE beginner

TO CREATE

MATERIALS

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Heat your key and create a medium donut-shaped bead using Elphaba glass in the centre of the shank. Apply eight white stringer dots around the bead and melt these in smooth. Create a small Elphaba glass donutshaped bead on each side of the central bead, remembering to keep warming the other beads as you work.

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the centre of the group and melt smooth again to draw the dots into a small flower shape (Fig 6). Spot heat the centre of the flower whilst at the same time gently heating a cubic zirconia in the very edge of the flame, then push the zirconia into the flower centre. Gently heat the flower again to burn off any remaining glue, then heat and push the zirconia firmly into the bead using the edge of your marver (Fig 7).

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Apply a large Rubino Ora stringer dot to completely cover each white spot on the central bead, then heat gently to round but not melt them in.

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Give the beads a good bathe in the heat before placing in your kiln or jar of annealing bubbles. Once annealed, clean and polish the key. Cut each of the three stringing materials to your

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• key (attached to mandrel) • thin stringer pulled from White Effetre glass rod • thick stringer pulled from Rubino Ora Effetre glass rod • Elphaba CiM glass rod • pink 1mm cotton cord • pink fluffy fibre thread • green plaited fibre thread • black-plated box ends • black-plated lobster clasp • black-plated jump ring

required length and secure them together through the key loop in a lark’s head knot. Attach box ends to secure the three lengths together at each end, then finish with a lobster clasp and jump ring.

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TOOLS • wire wool/brush • furniture polish • flat-nosed pliers

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Add three white dots to the opposite side of the heart from the flower. Melt them in partially and flatten the tops with your marver. Add a large dot of Rubino Ora to each and melt to gently round (Fig 8). Give the bead a good bathe in the heat before placing in your kiln or jar of annealing bubbles. Make two Ivory spacer beads and four Raspberry Pink spacer beads on regular

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mandrels. Once all have been annealed, you can clean the beads and polish the key. Thread two Raspberry Pink and one Ivory spacer bead onto an eyepin,

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starting, finishing and alternating with seed beads. Form a plain loop in the end of the eyepin snug to the final seed bead. Repeat for a second pin. Connect the pins to the key using short lengths of chain and jump rings, then add enough chain to the top eye on each pin to give your desired necklace length. Attach

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• key (attached to mandrel) • thin stringer pulled from White Effetre glass rod • thick stringer pulled from Rubino Ora Effetre glass rod • Raspberry Pink Reichenbach glass rod • Ivory Effetre glass rod • pink fluffy fibre thread • Cherry Pink enamel powder • 2mm cubic zirconia • black-plated chain • black-plated snap clasp • black-plated jump rings • black-plated eyepins • grey size 8 seed beads

TOOLS • • • • • • • •

enamel sieve 2.4mm mandrels graphite marver poker tool wire wool/brush furniture polish PVA glue round-nosed and chain-nosed pliers

each component of the snap clasp to the chain ends, using jump rings, to finish.

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GIVEAWAYS DESIGNER CABOCHONS PRIZE

SHAMBALLA KITS

1 TO GIVE AWAY, WORTH £50

Dizzy Di (www.dizzydi.co.uk; 07946 816415) has donated these fabulous Shamballa kits. Super-stylish Shamballa bracelets became one of the biggest accessory trends of 2011 and their popularity is showing no sign of waning. Now these great kits show you how to make your own!

4 TO GIVE AWAY, WORTH £15 EACH

Designer Cabochons (www.designer cabochons.co.uk) is offering one lucky winner £50 worth of cabochons, meaning you can choose your prize from the extensive range on the website. This gives you the option of choosing a selection of smaller cabochons or treating yourself to a one-off collector’s piece.

PANDORA-STYLE BEAD SELECTION 1 TO GIVE AWAY, WORTH £107.39 A wonderful set of mixed Pandorastyle beads, containing a glorious array of lampwork, enamelled, gemmed, charm and other bead varieties.

giveaways

Over £350 worth of prizes to be won!

TO ENTER For your chance to win one of these great prizes, send your name and address on a POSTCARD, along with the name of the product you want to win, to CB&J20 Giveaways, Practical Publishing, Unit 1 Adlington Court, Adlington Business Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 4NL to arrive by 16th February 2012

KUMIHIMO BRAIDING KIT & REFILL 2 TO GIVE AWAY, WORTH £18 EACH Japan Crafts (www.japancrafts.co.uk; 07740 577718) has donated these unusual and fun-to-use Kumihimo braiding kits from its Make-away craft kit range, which include foam braiding card, instructions and beautiful satin cords plus refill cords. Many different braids can be created by altering the colours, starting positions and movements of threads around the card.

THE BEAD SHOP SCOTLAND WIREWORK KIT 1 TO GIVE AWAY, WORTH £49

THE BEAD SMITH PLIERS SET 4 TO GIVE AWAY, WORTH £12.99 EACH This handy five-pliers set includes flat-nosed, round-nosed and bent chain-nosed pliers plus chain-nosed pliers with cutters and a pair of essential side cutters.

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The Bead Shop Scotland (www.beadshopscotland.co.uk; Haddington 01620 822886, Edinburgh 0131 343 3222) has created this super wirework kit, which brings together everything a wirework lover could possibly want or need. It’s the perfect package if you’d like to try a new skill but don’t know what you need to get started, or would make an equally lovely gift.


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We have hundreds of beads, crystals, pearls and findings for all your jewellery making needs. Many different classes also available, please call or email for details Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm Brentwood Bead Shop, 56 Ongar Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 9AX Tel: 01277 226722

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ANNA WELLER DESIGNER BIG BEAD LITTLE BEAD

ABOUT ANNA… From a background studying theatre design and costume history, Anna now focuses her creative energies on jewellery design and the online bead shop www.bigbead littlebead.com. Big Bead Little Bead prides itself on offering vintage and one-off artist-made beads not available elsewhere.

winter

This beautiful contemporary choker creates a floral theme in unusual metallic shades for a stunning individual piece suitable for day or evening

TO CREATE Cut a 20cm length of illusion cord and use it to join together the four bronze finish metal flower filigrees, creating a diamond shape by overlapping them. You only need to ‘tack’ the pieces together with a few stitches for now, as the filigrees will be held securely as the necklace focal is constructed. Cut a workable length of 0.3mm beading wire. Use this to wire the filigree to the choker, starting with a coil around the choker wire before sewing in and out of the filigree. End with another coil. Work out where you want to position your flowers. I placed the silver metal part of the vintage two-part flower towards the bottom centre of the filigree and topped it with the vintage clear pressed glass flower and a 4mm crystal round bead. To the left of this I placed the white shell flower,

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topped with the other part of the two-part flower and a 6mm crystal bicone. To the right of the central flower I positioned the two bronze finish metal flowers (each topped with a copper-plated metal flower bead setting containing a 4mm bead),

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and also the vintage Lucite frosted rose (simply finished with a 4mm AB crystal). Sew all the elements onto the filigree, taking care to knot the cord against the framework for extra security. You may also want to add a drop of glue or nail varnish.

Use the other beads to fill in the gaps between the flowers, stitching onto the filigree as before. These help keep the larger flowers in place and add depth to the design. Keep one 6mm bead aside to act as the anchor for the filigree leaves in the next step.

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Working from the rear of the filigree, thread the bronze finish headpin through the holes in the top of each filigree leaf and through one of the smaller holes in the filigree. Check that the positioning works well when viewed from the front. On the

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INSPIRED BY... WINTER

bouquet MATERIALS • gold-plated 43cm wire choker necklace • gold colour 0.3mm copper beading wire • crystal clear silver-lined size 11 Czech glass seed beads • 4 x bronze finish 28.5mm metal flower filigree embellishments • 2 x bronze finish 54mm metal filigree leaf embellishments • 0.3mm monofilament illusion cord • 32.5mm vintage two-part metal flower • clear 20mm vintage pressed glass flower • white 24mm carved shell flower • 2 x bronze finish 17.5mm metal flowers • clear frosted 15mm vintage Lucite rose • 2 x copper-plated 11mm vintage metal flower bead settings

front of the filigree, thread a 6mm bead onto the headpin, then trim and turn a small loop. Use a small amount of monofilament cord to hold the leaves in position. Use your fingers to gently manipulate the leaves to give them a little naturalistic shape.

Cut a 40cm length of beading wire and coil it onto the choker wire next to the filigree focal (try if possible to discreetly attach it to the edge of the filigree). Coil the wire around the choker a few times, then start adding a seed bead with each wrap. Work so

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that the coils are evenly spaced and the seed beads are in the same position on the wire. Continue until you are about 1.5cm away from the clasp, then finish by coiling the beading wire without adding beads. Trim the wire and use pliers to squash flat any

sharp end. Make sure you leave a gap of 1cm to allow the clasp to open and close.

• bronze finish headpin • 2 x black 4mm antique metal stardust beads • 4 x grey satin 4mm glass pearl beads • 2 x silver finish 6x8mm faceted crystal glass rondelle beads • 2 x clear crystal AB 4mm Preciosa bicone beads • clear crystal 6mm Czech bicone beads • 3 x chalky white 4mm Czech glass fire polished round beads • 3 x crystal AB 6mm Czech glass fire polished round beads • 3 x crystal 4mm Czech glass fire polished round beads

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round-nosed pliers side cutters scissors glue or clear nail varnish (optional)

Repeat Step 6 for the other side of the choker, finishing in exactly the same way.

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SHAMBALLA BEADS!

PERTH n ABERDEEN n WORKSHOPS n PARTIES

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TRENDS FOR 2012 CHARM-STYLE NECKLACE

through the kaleidoscope Dedicated follower of fashion Mel Brooke looks ahead to a year packed with bold, vibrant colours

ABOUT MEL…

INSPIRED BY... ... the key colours and eclectic patterns in the colourful array of scarves that contemporary urban fashion label D&G has featured in its final Spring 2012 collection. I just love the mix of colours, shapes and media, so couldn’t resist!

MATERIALS • 1” headpins • assorted colourful glass and acrylic beads • assorted glass butterfly beads and charms • gold-plated large oval-link chain • gold-plated 6mm jump rings • gold-plated 10mm jump rings • gold-plated 16mm jump rings • chunky toggle clasp

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

TO CREATE Cut two lengths of large oval-link chain measuring 21cm and 25cm, to create the central bead charm base. Use headpins to make lots of bead charms – simply curl the

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tops of the pins down to the tops of the beads with round-nosed pliers so that they look like little springs. These coils add to the gold ‘bling’ effect of the necklace! Lay the two pieces of chain out and connect them together using a 16mm jump rings at each end. Plan where the bead charms will sit best on the necklace and attach them along the length of both pieces of chain, using 6mm jump rings.

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

Cut two 1m lengths of black satin ribbon. Take the first piece, double it over twice and push the middle through one of the 16mm jump rings on the end of the chain. Bring the ribbon tails through the loop to make a lark’s head knot so that the ribbon is attached to the jump ring. Loosely tie lots of overhand knots with the ribbon ends, on top of each other, until you run out of ribbon. Repeat on the other side. Check the length of the necklace is suitable and trim the ribbon ends as necessary

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to adjust. Hold the ribbon ends together and squash into a ribbon clamp on each side. Connect the halves of the toggle clasp to the ribbon clamps using jump rings.

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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!”. Finally, add a jumble of 10mm jump rings to each side of the necklace chain ends, where they connect with the ribbon.

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new year’s

LISA MAIR DESIGNER

ABOUT LISA… Lisa is “a genuine Essex girl” who works and designs from home, and dreams of eventually having a studio. Her “proper job” is in a primary school but she is working towards being able to design jewellery for a living. Lisa says: “I have three boys and a husband, and jewellery is my escape into a girly world away from football, Xbox, Top Gear and other man TV.” A few years ago, Lisa set up Trouble Cat Jewellery to sell her unique handcrafted jewellery. Every creation is handmade using recycled, reclaimed and upcycled materials. “My favourite materials are haberdashery pieces ribbons, buttons, zips, and safety pins,” says Lisa. “Trouble Cat Jewellery is for the brave, it is a little unconventional and different from stuff you’ll currently find on the high street. I use bold, bright colours, plus I am constantly on the lookout for items to use on my jewellery and accessories that aren’t necessarily associated with jewellery design.The journeys I take to find materials to use for my jewellery are just as much fun as making the jewellery itself.” Trouble Cat Jewellery, named after a rescue cat who would chase and play with the beads in Lisa’s work area, can be found at www.trouble catjewellery.com.

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New Year is traditionally a time to ring out the old and bring in the new, but if your resolution for 2012 is to be ‘greener’ and less wasteful – or your purse is empty after the excesses of Christmas – there are plenty of innovative ways to create something new from what you already have. Lisa Mair delves into her existing stash to show you how

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MAKE YOUR OWN... RECYCLED JEWELLERY CHAINS N’ CHARMS NECKLACE

TOP TIP If you have no large 15mm or 20mm rings in your findings collection, tap washers, curtain rings or donut-style beads will work just as well

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TO CREATE Create a chain of continuous rings, each linked by two black 10mm jump rings, ensuring the smaller 15mm rings are on the ends. Attach five 10mm jump rings to the first 20mm continuous

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ring in the sequence, adding a charm to the third of these before closing. Now attach six 10mm jump rings to the next continuous ring along, adding a 4cm length of scrap chain to the third and your extension chain to the fourth. Connect two silver 6mm jump rings to

one of the end links of the scrap chain. Next attach five 10mm jump rings to the last 20mm ring in your chain, again adding a silver charm to the third one. Cut two 16cm lengths of silver chain and attach one to each of the 15mm continuous rings at the ends of your sequence, using two 10mm jump rings.

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Cut 42cm and 56cm lengths of black chain and a 46cm length of bronze (or antique gold) chain. Open two 10mm jump rings and add one to each end of all three lengths of chain. Before closing, add your silver chain with the continuous ring feature. Use 6mm silver jump rings to attach your silver clasp to the 10mm black jump rings.

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• 30 x black 10mm jump rings • silver toggle or lobster claw clasp • 2 x silver 15mm continuous rings • 3 x silver 20mm continuous rings • 4 x silver-plated 6mm jump rings • 2 x silver large matching charms • black chain • silver chain • bronze or antique gold chain • black extension chain or 6cm of other chain

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

RING OUT EARRINGS

MATERIALS • 2 x silver 20mm continuous rings • 18 x black 5mm jump rings • 26 x black 10mm jump rings • 3 x silver 6mm jump rings • silver chain • 2 x black extension chains or 6cm lengths of scrap black chain • bronze or antique gold chain • black fish-hook ear wires

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

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TO CREATE Attach six 5mm and 12 10mm black jump rings in any order to each of the two silver continuous rings. Cut two 7cm lengths of silver chain and two 5cm

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one end of the bronze chain. Pick out three of the 10mm jump rings attached to your continuous rings at evenly spaced intervals and attach the chains (including the black extension of scrap

chain) in the order of your choice. Finally, open a 5mm jump ring and add an ear wire. Thread onto the continuous ring and close securely. Repeat with the other earring.

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MAKE YOUR OWN... RECYCLED JEWELLERY KILT PIN BROOCH

TOP TIP Look through any old or broken jewellery you have lying around – it might provide the findings or beads you need to complete the project

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TO CREATE Cut approximately 50cm of black wire. Wrap one end around your index finger three or four times. Slide the

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

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wire off your finger and squash down – you should be left with a coil of wire one end and the tail of excess wire the other. Hold two sides of the flattened coil between your index fingers and thumbs. Twist the middle of the coil two or three times so that you’re left with a bow tie shape. Push the two opposite round ends of the bow tie together, then take the excess wire and begin to wrap and twist it around the centre shape, squashing and pressing into shape as you go. The aim is to make a round knot of wire approximately 12mm across. When you feel you have a finished knot cut off any excess with wire

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cutters and push the end inside the knot using pliers. Repeat this process until you have five matching knotted wire beads. Join your wire beads together using a 10mm jump ring by opening the ring and threading it through a couple of strands of wire near the outside of the knot. Use this method to link three beads together and, separately, the other two beads together. Add a final 10mm jump ring to each bead ‘chain’ and attach to the two outer loops of the pin. Thread a pearl onto a headpin, followed by a bicone and then another pearl. Cut the pin, leaving around

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1cm. Use round-nosed pliers to grasp the tip of the pin and wind it around the jaws of the pliers until the loop you have formed sits snugly against the beads. Repeat to make an identical beaded pin and two threaded just with two bicones. Cut 3cm and 2cm pieces of silver chain. Link a piece of silver chain and one of each variety of beaded headpin together on a 10mm jump ring. Repeat with the other piece of chain.

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SAMANTHA HOPE DESIGNER RIVERSIDE BEADS

ABOUT SAMANTHA… Samantha first met Donna McKean Smith, the owner of Riverside Beads, more than 13 years ago. They share a passion for all things crafty and after Samantha became a regular at the bead shop, Donna invited her to run a couple of basic bead-weaving classes to see if any customers would be interested. She now teaches five classes a month. Samantha says: “My love of designing and bead weaving comes from the process of taking the most basic of beads and creating beautiful pieces.”

MATERIALS • size 11 seed beads in two complementary colours (A and B) • size 8 core beads

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BEAD WEAVING

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TOP TIP I recommend that  the first time you  try creating this double spiral rope you choose two contrasting colours so you can clearly see the structure forming

You are now adding the beads for the second spiral; it will help if you think of the chain as having a left and right. Pick up seven B seed beads, take your needle up through the four core beads and push the B seed beads to the right (Fig 3).

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TO CREATE Start as you would if making a single spiral. Pick up four core beads and seven A beads. Pull the thread through, leaving an 8” tail that will be used to attach a clasp later.

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and the new core bead that you added in the previous step (Fig 5). Turn your work over again so that colour A is on your left and B is on your right. Repeat from Step 4 and you will soon see the spirals wrapping around each other. Once you have the desired length attach your clasp.

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6mm glass pearls

Czech glass

Dahlia cabochons 36p for 2 lacy heart pendant

Sculpey clay New toggles

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hearts untamed

Love-themed jewellery doesn’t have to fall into romantic clichés. Bead stores are bursting with heart symbols in every colour and style imaginable, so ditch the girlie pink or over-the-top red and try something completely different

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CLAIRE HUMPHERSON DESIGNER BEADS DIRECT

TO CREATE Use the Coiling Gizmo to create four wire beads. Create two using the thin rod, using brown wire as a base and gunmetal wire as the main bead, then make two in the same way using the thicker rod. Make two wire beaded beads by

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MATERIALS • bronze tone steampunk heart pendant • gunmetal 0.5mm wire • mid brown 0.5mm wire • black 6mm Swarovski pearl • Golden Shadow 6mm Swarovski Xilion bead • Jet 12mm Swarovski Wild Heart beads • soft brown matte size 11 seed beads

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• copper 10x14mm heart beads • copper-plated teardrop toggle clasp • black crimp beads • black Beadalon 7-strand wire

TOOLS • flat-nosed pliers • wire cutters • Beadalon Coiling Gizmo

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loading the gunmetal wire with seed beads and coiling on the thicker rod. Make sure you create a small wire coil before and after the beaded section. Full instructions for using the Coiling Gizmo are included with the product. Make a long coil on the thin rod. Thread a piece of wire through the

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coil and wind it around the pendant. Twist the ends to secure and then shape the coil to suit the shape of the pendant. Pull a coil out so it is loose, and wrap this around the pendant too. Thread the pendant onto the centre of a length of Beadalon stringing wire. Thread your beaded beads each side of the focal pendant. Add Swarovski pearls, Xilion beads, Wild Heart beads and metal hearts each side, then thread on your larger wire coiled beads. Repeat the pattern you created with the beads again, then add your smaller wire coiled beads. Add a black crimp to the end of the wire. Make a final coil on the thinner rod and stretch it out a little. Cut into two 3-4cm coils and put each end of your Beadalon through a coil. Place the end coils through the loops on each side of the clasp. Take the jewellery wire back through the crimp, bending the coil. Crimp to secure and snip off any excess wire.

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MATERIALS • black resin clay kit (includes roller, spacers and sanding pads) • flamingo pink pigment • Vintage Patina Trinity Brass 16mm cogs • Vintage Patina Trinity Brass clock hands • antique gold Trinity Brass fairy • bronze clock pendant • bronze ‘love’ connectors • gunmetal chain • bronze tone chain • Vintage Patina Trinity Brass 25mm eternal ring • Vintage Patina Trinity Brass 3D rose charm • black 6mm Swarovski pearl • Golden Shadow 6mm Swarovski Xilion bead • bronze tone ball headpins • bronze tone jump rings • assorted flat-back Swarovski crystals

TOOLS • heart cutter • drinking straw • round-nosed and flat-nosed pliers • wire cutters • Dazzle Tac glue • other tools supplied in clay kit

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the centre of the rose. Push the watch hands into the sides so they look like they are coming through the heart. Roll out the small piece of clay you put aside to approximately 2mm thickness (or mix some more clay and leave to stand for 15 minutes before rolling out). Cut a long rectangle and wrap around a straw to create a bail. Position this on the back of the heart. Cut two hearts from the remaining clay and layer on the front of the bail. Add a crystal to each heart. Roll some scraps of clay into thin sausages and coil, placing over your design for extra detail. Brush pink pigment around the edges of the heart and over the small hearts while the clay is still wet. Load the brush with some pigment and flick over the front of the heart. Blow off any excess to create a speckled effect. Leave the clay to cure for 24 hours – no firing is necessary as

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the two parts you mixed earlier slowly react to harden the clay. Once cured, sand the back and any rough edges with a sanding pad. Your charms should all stay in place if you have pressed them in firmly but if you do lose any, you can glue them back in. Thread a bronze tone and a gunmetal chain through the bail in the heart. Add ‘love’ connectors at intervals on the bronze and gunmetal chains. Use a jump ring to attach a clock charm close to the heart pendant. Add some beads, using headpins to create wrapped loops. Glue a crystal into the centre of the clock using Dazzle Tac. Cut the chain and add a Vintage Patina eternal ring on the opposite side to the clock. Use a jump ring to attach a cog charm so it dangles inside the ring. Dangle a ‘love’ connector and some chain, and add beads to the end of the chains using headpins.

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TIME FOR LOVE BROOCH intermediate

MATERIALS • bronze tone kilt pin brooch • Vintage Patina Trinity Brass 16mm cog • Vintage Patina Trinity Brass clock hand • antique gold Trinity Brass fairy • Jet 17mm Swarovski Wild Heart pendant • bronze clock pendant • bronze ‘love’ connectors • gunmetal chain • bronze tone chain • Vintage Patina Trinity Brass 3D rose charm • black 6mm Swarovski pearl • Golden Shadow 6mm Swarovski Xilion bead • copper 10x14mm heart beads • bronze tone ball headpins • bronze tone jump rings • gunmetal 0.5mm wire • assorted flat-back Swarovski crystals

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TO CREATE Open up a ring and add a cog charm and pieces of bronze and gunmetal chain. Attach to the loop on the furthest right of the kilt pin. Use a jump ring to attach the fairy charm part way down the gunmetal chain, and add a pearl bead to the bottom of the bronze chain using a headpin. Make a wire coil using the thinnest rod supplied with the Coiling Gizmo. Stretch out the coil and thread it through the Wild Heart pendant. Leaving a tight coil at one end, hang the pendant from the next loop to the left

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on the kilt pin, and bring the stretched-out wire round, wrapping it around itself. Open a jump ring and add a ‘love’ connector to the same loop. Glue a crystal into the centre of the clock pendant. When the glue is dry, use a jump ring to link the clock and two pieces of chain. Attach the ring to the next loop to the left on the brooch. Add a pearl to the bottom of one chain and a crystal bead to the other. Attach a ‘love’ connector to one of the chains. Glue a crystal into the centre of the rose charm. Open a ring and

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WHERE TO BUY All the materials used here are available from www.beadsdirect.co.uk; 01509 218028. Find Beads Direct on Facebook or Twitter, or watch the team on YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/BeadsDirectTV You can see more of Claire’s work at www.facebook.com/clairerose.humpherson or www.flickr.com/photos/clairebeads


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VALENTINE’S DAY CONTEMPORARY LOOKS GOLDEN ROMANCE NECKLACE

MICHELE DOBSON DESIGNER WORLD OF BEADS beginner

TO CREATE Start by making the heart dangles. Thread each heart onto a headpin with a spacer bead top and bottom and turn a twisted loop in each pin. Next make the beaded necklace. Cut a piece of Tigertail approximately 28” long. Thread on a crimp

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• antique gold 3mm spacer beads • antique gold 2” headpins • antique gold trigger clasp • antique gold crimp beads • Tigertail beading wire

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

alternated with five lentils. Add a spacer, a large gold heart and another spacer. Next add five rondelles alternated with four lentils, then a spacer, a gold heart and another spacer, followed by three rondelles alternated with two lentils. Using a jump ring, add an amethyst lampwork heart pendant. Repeat the beading pattern in reverse to complete the necklace, finishing with a crimp and spacer bead as before. Use a jump ring to complete the fastening and flatten the crimp as before. Cut the heads from four headpins. Thread a small gold

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chain in the centre. Attach the ends to the clasp and jump ring fastener, and wrap the chain around the beaded necklace. Attach each side of the chain to the jump ring holding the amethyst heart, leaving two pieces of chain dangling. Using a jump ring, attach the second amethyst lampwork heart to one dangle, and a small gold heart to the other.

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

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JOANNE ZENG DESIGNER THE SOUTHAMPTON BEAD SHOP

CASCADES TIER NECKLACE intermediate

TO CREATE TO MAKE TIER 1 Cut a 1.5m length of monofilament. Tie it to one end of the clasp, leaving both ends the same length. Pass both threads through an aqua crystal. Pick up three aqua crystals on each thread. Cross the two threads through a snowflake spacer, a blue crystal and another snowflake spacer. Pick up another three aqua crystals on each strand, then pass both threads together through an aqua crystal. Repeat Step 2 a further three times. Now pass both threads through a blue crystal and a Montee, then pick up a blue crystal, a glass drop and another blue crystal. Pass the threads up through the other channel of the Montee, making sure the gem is facing the front. String a blue crystal and an aqua crystal onto both strands. Pull the threads tight so that the beads sit snugly together. Repeat Step 2 and then Step 4, following

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the sequence another four times in total. Repeat Step 2 a further four times. Attach the end of the piece to the other clasp component, tying a couple of knots and threading the short ends back through a few beads.

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crystals, a snowflake spacer, a blue crystal, a snowflake spacer and another three aqua crystals. Also pass through the next drop. Repeat Step 9 three times. Tie a couple of knots and tidy the ends by weaving them back into a few beads. Trim the excess thread.

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use round-nosed pliers to make a loop. Connect both loops together so that the drop dangles beneath the heart. Repeat twice using the smaller glass hearts. Cut a 30cm length of monofilament. Tie it onto the thread in between the second drop and the blue crystal beside it on Tier 1. Pass both threads through three aqua crystals, the loop of a small heart bead link and another three aqua crystals. Tie the threads between the drop and the blue crystal on the other side. Tie one more knot and pass the thread

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• 224 x aqua AB 4mm faceted round crystals • 58 x metallic blue 4mm faceted round crystals • 12 x aqua glass drops • aqua 20mm glass heart • 2 x aqua 14mm glass hearts • 9 x Indicolite 4mm Chinese Chaton Montee spacers • toggle clasp • 3 x silver-plated 5cm headpins • 3 x silver-plated 5cm eyepins • 40 x metal ‘snowflake’ spacer beads (1106) • 6 x metal rondelle spacer beads (1111) • 0.25mm monofilament

TOOLS • round-nosed pliers • side cutters • scissors

through a bead. Trim the excess threads. Repeat Steps 13 and 14 to attach another small heart bead link onto the opposite side so that the necklace is symmetrical. Repeat again with the large heart link in the centre of your necklace to finish.

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falling silk ANDRE CURRAN DESIGNER CJ BEADERS

This easy-to-make knotted silk necklace looks equally fabulous in sophisticated coffee and cream, wintry blues, feminine rose or zesty citrus colours

ABOUT ANDRE… Andre’s mother started her off creating her own jewellery from the age of seven, and she has now been teaching other people how to make it for more than five years. Her favourite techniques include structural beadwork stitches (especially spiral, tubular and freeform) and wrapping in wirework. Andre says: “I find the finishing on a piece of jewellery can really make an impact on the value of your work; I wouldn’t be without good-quality clasps, my size 10 beading needles and Wildfire thread.” She is inspired by avant-garde styles and bold use of colour, and is currently designing a range of kits for CJ Beaders, with something to suit all tastes and experience levels.

TO CREATE Cut each of the three lengths of silk cord in half. Thread an acrylic bead onto two strands of silk until it reaches the middle. You may need to put PVA or tacky glue on the ends of the cord to stop it fraying. Tie a double knot on each side of the

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two ends into a box crimp at a time (Figs 5 and 6). Attach each box crimp to an eyepin (Fig 7), and pass the pin through a bead cone. Thread the cone down and make a wrapped loop in the end of the pin (Figs 8 and 9). Attach a piece of Beadalon chain

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QUICK & EASY IDEAS

MATERIALS • 3 x 32x20mm acrylic faceted crystal beads • 3 x 1.1m packs Griffin Habotai Foulard silk cord • sterling silver-plated 7mm large-hole beads • 2 x bead cones • 4 x box crimps • 12mm lobster clasp • Beadalon chain • 2 x silver-plated eyepins • silver-plated large jump rings

TOOLS • round-nosed and chain-nosed pliers • flush cutters • scissors • PVA or tacky glue (optional)

WHERE TO BUY All the materials used here are available, individually or in kit form, from www.cjbeaders.co.uk; 01425 279992

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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

SHELL CHARM BRACELET BY JANET SHERRET FROM FIFE

www.silverorchidbeads.co.uk 07971 005046 or 07906 435430

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DRAGONFLY SUN CHARM BRACELET

sapling coral size 11 seed beads silver fish charms green enamelled fish charms glass chips headpins clasp chain

BY DIANE BRABROOK FROM DERBY MATERIALS • bronze dragonfly charms • polymer clay sunflowers • brown glass beads

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bronze chain clasp jump rings headpins

SEAFOAM STORM NECKLACE BY FIONA WILKES FROM CHESHIRE MATERIALS • • • • • •

Dalmation glass beads assorted blue glass and acrylic beads assorted turquoise glass and acrylic beads silver 4mm melon bead silver headpins silver-plated 7mm jump rings

PEAR CRYSTAL NECKLACE BY JANINE MCALISTER-CRAGG FROM CO DOWN MATERIALS • silver grey 40x15mm pear-shaped crystal • galvanised silver size 11 seed beads • galvanised silver size 15 seed beads • silver grey 5mm crystal bicones

BELLY DANCE BRACELET BY WENDY MANZ FROM WINNIPEG, CANADA MATERIALS • • • • •

purple aluminium scales silver jump rings lime shell disks acrylic beads fancy toggle

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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5th annual

Flame Off event

Held at the Towcester racecourse, Friday 13th and Saturday 14th of April 2012

Ticket price ÂŁ20 a day, ÂŁ30 for 2 days Children under 12-free, 12-16 half price Open 10 am - 5pm Ticket price includes Free entertainment, taster sessions, demonstrations, artist question time, free parking and charity auction. Large sales area of lampwork glass, tools,kilns, kits and other suppliers Meet and greet the artists, free artist demonstrations running all day Guest artists are Claudia Trimur Pagel, Emma Macintosh and Manda Muddimer, Jan Rigden-Clay, Pati Walton, other artists to be announced.

simple visit www.tuffnellglass.com or call us on 01262 420171


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the bead

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

challenge THIS ISSUE’S BEAD MIX... ... is a glittering wintry mix of silvers and blues with a hint of warming gold. It contains a fabulous variety of jump rings along with glass donuts, faceted beads, pearls and seed beads. The mix was supplied by www.beadsisters.co.uk

LINDSEY SAYS… This was a great bead set to work with, as I’ve previously only worked with the smaller jump rings for fastenings and attachment. It was great fun to try using jump rings as a feature of these pieces and I’ll definitely be trying some more!

LINDSEY HOPKINS DESIGNER

BANANA BUNCH EARRINGS

TO CREATE Cut two 10-link lengths of chain. Fold them in half and attach all four open ends to a blue jump ring. Add a dagger bead between the two chain pieces and attach to an earring wire. Use gold jump rings to attach a bead through each of the top four pairs of links and blue jump rings to attach beads to the bottom pairs. Attach the bottom blue jump rings together using a 5mm silver jump ring. Working on the reverse of the earring, attach the level gold jump rings together using a 5mm silver jump ring.

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MATERIALS beginner

• Bead Challenge mix • ear wires

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


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3 WAYS CHALLENGE MATERIALS

DAGGER BRACELET

• Bead Challenge mix • lobster clasp

TOOLS

beginner

• round-nosed and flat-nosed pliers

TO CREATE Attach one gold and one blue jump ring to a glass ring bead. Continue in this way, alternating the glass bead colours, until the desired length of bracelet is reached. Attach a lobster clasp to the ends. Attach alternate dagger bead colours to the blue jump rings using 5mm silver jump rings. Repeat around the circumference of the bracelet.

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SEMI-CIRCLE NECKLACE beginner

centre of your necklace and attach a blue jump ring through both lengths of chain. Add two 4mm jump rings to hang from the blue jump ring. To these attach a second blue jump ring, then two more silver rings from this, and finally a third blue jump ring. Feed a selection of beads in two different colourways onto each eyepin and secure the open ends with a loop. Add the eyepins to the final blue jump ring in an alternating pattern to create the semi-circle decoration.

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

TO CREATE Fold a length of chain in half and cut to size to create

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your double-strand choker-length necklace. Attach a lobster clasp to the two open ends

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of the chain using 5mm silver jump rings. Fold the chain in half to find the

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BYZANTINE FRINGE NECKLACE

intermediate

SARAH AUSTIN DESIGNER BEADSISTERS SARAH SAYS... The crystal, silver and blue feel cold and wintry but sharp and bright, with the golden colours bringing a touch of warmth, like a blazing open fire.

TO CREATE To make the Byzantine section, use the id 4mm rings. Create a 2-in-2 chain by linking three pairs of these rings and attach an eyepin (see Fig 1, below). Fold back the last two rings added and place a headpin between the second pair of rings and the two rings you have folded back (Figs 2 and 3). The headpin will help you weave the next pair of rings. Link one ring, following the path of the headpin. Add a second ring. Link two pairs of rings to the rings added in Step 3 (Fig 4). Repeat Steps 2 and 3. This is one Byzantine component (Fig 5). Make seven Byzantine components in all.

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• Bead Challenge mix (84 x id 4mm rings) • silver-plated 15mm lobster clasp

Join each end of one component to a glass ring using one pair of id 5mm rings. Continue making a chain linking the glass rings and Byzantine components until you have used five glass rings and four components. To make the fringe, attach a Byzantine component to one of the central glass rings from Step 5 using two id 5mm rings. Add a glass

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ring to the end with two id 5mm rings. Repeat twice on adjacent central glass rings. On one end of the main chain, link two id 5mm rings to a glass ring. Link one id 5mm ring through the jump rings added in Step 7. Weave a second id 5mm ring but pass it through the centre of the single ring just added before closing to make a mobius link.

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Attach one glass ring to the mobius link with two id 5mm rings. Repeat Steps 7-9 twice. Attach an 11cm length of chain to the last glass ring using two id 5mm rings. Repeat from Step 7 for the other side of the necklace and add the lobster clasp by opening a chain link.

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TOOLS • 2 x chain-nosed or flat-nosed pliers • eyepin • headpin

Note:To make all three projects shown here, you will need extra id 4mm rings. The quantities used in each project are included in the Materials lists as a guide

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3 WAYS CHALLENGE MATERIALS

BYZANTINE DIAMOND BRACELET

• Bead Challenge mix (171 x id 4mm rings) • silver-plated 12mm lobster clasp • 24 x silvertone 2.5mm headpins • 2 x silvertone 2.5mm eyepins

intermediate

TOOLS • 2 x chain-nosed or flat-nosed pliers • round-nosed pliers • side cutters • eyepin • headpin

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TO CREATE Thread a 6mm fire polished bead onto a headpin and make a loop. Create 24 beaded dangles in this way. Thread a 6mm fire polished bead onto an eyepin and make a loop. Repeat. Make 12 Byzantine components by following Steps 1-4 for the Byzantine Fringe necklace opposite.

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BYZANTINE PEARL CUFF Thread a seed bead, a pearl and another seed bead onto an eyepin and make a loop. Create 16 beaded eyepins in this way. Make nine Byzantine components by following Steps 1-4 for the necklace opposite, but this time using only one ring at each end of the component. Open the ring at the end of one component and add a beaded eyepin. Open the end ring of a second component and link to the other side of the beaded eyepin from Step 3,

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Now make the Byzantine diamonds. Link two components to one gold ring. Link to a

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blue ring but pass it through the centre of the gold ring before closing to make a mobius link. Link one

gold/blue mobius link to each end of the two components, adding a second Byzantine component to each

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TO CREATE

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mobius link. Join the two chains with a gold/blue mobius link. Make three Byzantine diamonds in this way. To join the Byzantine diamonds, first attach one id 4mm ring to one mobius link, adding four beaded dangles and one beaded eyepin. Join the eyepin to a second diamond with one id 4mm ring, adding four beaded dangles. Repeat Step 4 to join the third diamond. At each end, attach the lobster clasp and split ring using id 4mm rings with beaded dangles added.

then add a second beaded eyepin. Repeat six times and link the last component to the last beaded eyepin. The components from Step 4 hang vertically. Link the bottom end of the components with more beaded eyepins as in Steps 3 and 4. Make another eight Byzantine components as you did in Step 2, but begin each component by linking one pair of rings to the two diagonal rings of a vertical component from Step 5. The final rings of the component need to join the two

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diagonal rings of the next vertical component. Link the single rings of the last vertical components to the twostrand clasp with two rings for each clasp loop.

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MATERIALS • Bead Challenge mix (228 x id 4mm rings) • silver-plated two-strand tube clasp • 16 x silvertone 5mm eyepins

TOOLS • 2 x chain-nosed or flat-nosed pliers • side cutters • eyepin or piece of wire

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RINGS N’ THINGS BRACELET beginner

JUDITH HANNINGTON DESIGNER JUDITH SAYS... I loved the tiny Czech glass donut beads in my Challenge bead pack and how you can sandwich these between silver jump rings to get an almost riveted appearance.This, combined with the fact that the seed beads have holes large enough for threading onto the 1.29mm wire gauge jump rings, was the starting point for my designs.

TO CREATE Link alternating blue and clear glass donut beads using pairs of turquoise jump

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rings until you have your required length, starting and finishing the chain with a jump ring pair. Add the toggle clasp components to each end using one small silver jump ring to connect the ring component and two to connect the bar.

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Open a silver jump ring and loop it through the turquoise jump rings each side of the clear glass donuts so that the silver ring sits snugly against the glass ring. Repeat for both sides of every clear donut along the length of the bracelet.

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TOP TIP The project instructions show how to create the  rivet-style donuts by adding the silver jump���ring after connecting all the rings together. It is possible to add these in at the construction stage but I found it made the job more fiddly – have a go at both methods with a short chain length and choose the option you find easiest 66

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Thread a headpin with a blue faceted 6mm crystal and turn a wrapped loop in the end. Repeat for a clear crystal and a glass pearl, then hang these three, using two small jump rings, from the connecting jump ring on the ring component of the toggle clasp.

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MATERIALS • Bead Challenge mix • silver toggle clasp • silver headpins

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


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3 WAYS CHALLENGE

BEADED LINKS NECKLACE beginner

TO CREATE

LOOPY EARRINGS beginner

TO CREATE Connect three bronze glass donuts together using alternating pairs of brass and turquoise jump rings, starting with the brass and finishing with the turquoise coloured rings. Add a single silver jump ring through this final turquoise pair.

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MATERIALS • Bead Challenge mix • silver fish-hook ear wires • silver headpins

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

Open a silver jump ring and loop it through the jump rings each side of the glass donuts so that the silver ring sits snugly against the glass ring as shown. Repeat for both sides of each donut. Hang this chain from an ear wire, then add three varying lengths of medium silver chain to the ring at the bottom. Thread three headpins with pearls and create a wrapped loop in each. Hang these from the chains before repeating the process to make your second matching earring.

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Add two small rings to the bottom of this last beaded ring, followed by a single jump ring and three varying lengths of medium chain. Create three beaded headpins with wrapped loops using two crystal beads and a pearl, and hang from the chain ends. Cut two lengths of heavy chain to finish the necklace to the required length and connect them to the beaded rings using pairs of small silver jump rings. Finish with a lobster clasp.

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Thread five seed beads onto each of 14 large turquoise jump rings, closing all the rings securely. Connect eight of these rings together into a chain using pairs of small silver rings. Now connect five together in the same way and secure these to the central two beaded rings on your first chain to form the flower shape. Connect four small silver jump rings together using two further rings and open them out into a 2-in-2 chain. Repeat to make a second chain and connect both to the bottom petal in the flower. Hang the final beaded ring from these two chains.

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MATERIALS • Bead Challenge mix • silver lobster clasp • silver headpins

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

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layer ’em up! KATY WIDDOWSON DESIGNER BOJANGLE BEADS

beginner

Take the trend for layering various styles and lengths of necklace and simplify it into one stunning statement piece

INSPIRED BY... ...The stacks and layers trend in jewellery has already proved its popularity in 2011 and is set to continue well into 2012. Celebrities are choosing to layer up different necklaces to create a bold statement and this easy design allows you to do this with just one piece of jewellery. 70

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TRENDS FOR 2012 STACKS & LAYERS 2012 MUST-HAVE PRODUCT This pocket watch necklace is bang on-trend for 2012 – not only can it be used as part of the stacks and layers look, but it can also be added to and embellished to create stunning pieces of jewellery. It has a great vintage feel, which is a trend that will continue to grow throughout 2012

MATERIALS

TO CREATE Thread all the 4mm glass pearls onto a length of Tigertail and finish with a calotte and crimp bead. To do this, simply place your calotte onto the end of your necklace, followed by a crimp bead. Squash the crimp bead once with pliers, then close up the calotte to hide it. Repeat the same process on the other side. Glue a flat-back resin flower onto a clock cog charm using a strong jewellery glue like GS Hypo Cement. When dry, attach it centrally to the necklace created in Step 1 using an oval jump ring, and leave to one side. Cut a length of chunky bronze chain slightly shorter than the strung pearls. Find the centre link in the chain and attach a large Lucite leaf with a turquoise drop disc in front, using an oval jump ring. Leave to one side. String a length of size 11 seed beads slightly shorter than the chain from Step 3. Finish both ends of the Tigertail with a calotte and crimp as you did in Step 1. Attach an oval jump ring individually to

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bronze chain 4mm glass pearls flat-back resin flower size 11 seed beads enamelled drop discs Lucite leaf Tigertail beading wire calottes crimp beads oval jump ring gold curb chain 9mm jump ring 14mm lobster clasp

TOOLS • chain-nosed and flat-nosed pliers • side cutters • GS Hypo Cement

nine mauve drop discs. Pick these up in sets of three with another oval jump ring and attach to the seed bead necklace from Step 4. Use chain-nosed pliers to remove the clasp from a readymade gold-plated curb chain necklace, and close up the tiny jump rings on both ends. Slip on a heart wish box pendant and move it down to the centre of the chain. Use a 9mm jump ring to pick up all your necklaces at one end in length order, then close securely. At the other end do the same again, also attaching a 14mm lobster clasp to this ring.

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SHOPPING GUIDE 1

ANTIQUE SILVER METAL CHARM PACK Stockist: Madcowbeads www.madcowbeads.com Tel: 0844 357 0943 RRP: 99p for 10

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TIBETAN SILVER 27MM FEATHER CHARMS

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Stockist: B for Beads www.bforbeads.co.uk Tel: 01352 755532 RRP: 15p each 2 3

ANTIQUE GOLDPLATED 30MM SWAN FEATHER CHARM Stockist: The Bead Shop Manchester www.the-beadshop.co.uk Tel: 0845 200 1818 RRP: 20p each

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27MM VINTAJ ARTE TOKEN FEATHER CHARM Stockist: The Bead Shop Manchester www.the-beadshop.co.uk Tel: 0845 200 1818 RRP: 40p each

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BLACK LIP SHELL PEACOCK PENDANT Stockist: E-Beads www.e-beads.co.uk Tel: 020 7367 6217 RRP: £4.17 each

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20MM FEATHER CHARMS Stockist: Globaholic www.globaholic.com RRP: £1 for 10

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SILVER-PLATED 24MM FEATHER CHARMS Stockist: Beads Unlimited www.beadsunlimited.co.uk Tel: 01273 740777 RRP: 5p each

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off DAWN COTTON FUGE DESIGNER PRECIOUS SPARKLE BEADS

the ho

These lovely wintry bejewelled pieces are an ideal introduction to crochet and knitting with wire

CROCHETED BRACELET intermediate

TO CREATE Begin by stringing all your beads onto the wire spool in a random order. You should add at least 40-50 beads, but will be using 10-12 beads per strand. You are adding all the beads for all the strands at the beginning. Make a slip knot (see Fig 1, below) and attach it to your crochet hook. Begin to create chain stitch by holding the hook between the thumb and index finger of your right hand and the tail in your left hand, with the wire you are working with being held in your left

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MATERIALS • silver 0.315mm wire • S clasp • assorted white and silver freshwater pearls • green quartz ovals • 2 x 3mm crimp tubes

hand (Fig 2). Put the hook over the top of the wire and then pull under and through the loop on the crochet hook. Repeat to create the chain stitch. Work approximately 3-5 chain stitches

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(depending on your tension) before adding beads. Then add a bead every second or third stitch as your continue your chain stitch (Figs 3 and 4). Continue until your first length of chain

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is about the right size for your wrist, bearing in mind that the clasp will add an extra inch. Do another 3-5 plain stitches (the same as at the other end) before you finish off by cutting the wire and tie a knot.

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WIRE CROCHET & KNITTING

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CROCHETED NECKLACE intermediate

over the top of the wire and then pull under and through the loop on the crochet hook. Repeat to create the chain stitch. Make approximately 10 links of chain stitch before adding any beads, then add a bead every second or third link. Continue until the chain is your desired length, bearing in mind you need to have 10 links with no beads at the other end. Finish off this chain with a knot and trim the excess wire. Make another slip knot and begin a second strand of chain stitch, this time with no beads. Repeat for another plain strand. Once you have two lengths of plain chain stitch and one with beads, bunch one end of the wires together and tape these to the table. Plait the three

3 TO CREATE Begin by stringing all your beads onto the wire, alternating the beads in a regular pattern of pearl, rose quartz bead, amethyst bead. It is better to add more rather than too few so you have enough for your desired length. Make a slip knot, put this on to the crochet hook and tighten. Begin to create chain stitch by holding the hook between the thumb and index finger of your right hand and the tail in your left hand, with the wire you are working with being held in your left hand. Put the hook

1 bring them together. On the four loose pieces of wire at one end, string on a 3mm crimp tube and one closed ring of the S clasp. Feed the wires through both and pull tight. Use chain-nosed pliers to flatten the crimp tube in place, then trim the excess wire ends. Tape the S clasp to the table. Straighten out the four strands and begin to plait them,

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always plaiting the outside left strand from the left to the right, over and under the strands to the right of it. Repeat this over and over, trying to keep the plait fairly tight to make a nice bunch. Once you have finished at the other end, put on a crimp tube and the other closed ring of the S clasp and crimp and trim as you did in Step 5.

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strands tightly together. As you go, adjust the beads so they sit at the bottom of the links, evenly spaced around the necklace. Finish by placing a crimp tube and a closed ring at each end, pulling the wires through both tightly, then flattening the crimp in place and trimming the excess wire. Attach the lobster clasp to one of the closed rings with a jump ring.

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MATERIALS • chartreuse coloured 0.315mm wire • amethyst plain nuggets • claret blister pearls • rose quartz diamondshaped beads • 2 x 3mm crimp tubes • lobster clasp • 2 x 5mm closed rings • 5mm jump ring

TOOLS • 3mm crochet hook • wire cutters

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WIRE CROCHET & KNITTING

KNITTED CUFF intermediate

MATERIALS • aquamarine chips • red quartz faceted rondelles • crystal AB 4mm bicones • opaque green 0.315mm wire • three-strand clasp • 6 x 5mm jump rings

TOOLS • 3mm knitting needles • wire cutters

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TO CREATE Begin by stringing all your beads onto your wire whilst it is still on the spool. It is better to thread too many than too few as you cannot easily add them later. I used at least 100, but I would recommend putting on even more. You should mix the beads up so that they appear in a random order on the wire. Make a slip knot and attach the wire to your needle. Cast on eight stitches using the wire. You will be knitting every row. Knit

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two rows without adding any beads. On the third row begin by adding three beads, spaced out between the eight stitches. Only add beads every other row, and always on the same front-facing row. You can add between two and four beads per row, bearing in mind that you do not want to run out of beads. You

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should have enough beads for three per row on average. Continue to knit, adding beads to every odd-numbered row until the bracelet is your desired length. Keep in mind that the clasp will add some length to your finished bracelet. Knit a plain row (without beads) on the last even-numbered row and then cast off

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on an odd, front-sided row. Make a knot in the wire and cut the excess. Weave the tail of wire through the knitted cuff at the edge until it is hidden. With your hands stretch the knit so that is has a nice even look and tuck in any wire corners that may be sticking out. Use jump rings to add the three-strand clasp.

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SHOPPING GUIDE

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PLASTIC ASSORTED ROUND LETTER BEADS

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Stockist: Beads Direct www.beadsdirect.co.uk Tel: 01509 218028 RRP: £5.87 for 250 5

11X9MM RHINESTONE CHARMS Stockist: JillyBeads www.jillybeads.co.uk Tel: 01524 412728 RRP: £1 each

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ENAMEL 11MM LETTER CHARMS

Personalise jewellery pieces in style with this wonderful array of alphabet beads and charms, from fun, colourful plastic to sterling silver for a special occasion

Stockist: Hello Beads www.hellobeads.co.uk Tel: 01246 557674 RRP: 90p each 8

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brassy & EMILY KERSH DESIGNER THE BEAD SHOP MANCHESTER

Emily Kersh predicts a bold, feisty edge to jewellery in 2012, with layers of mixed-metal chain offset by feminine beads in dramatic shades

ABOUT EMILY… Emily has been involved with beads for more than 17 years. The Bead Shop Manchester is a family business, started in 1993, but in the past Emily has branched off with her own businesses, selling beads and her jewellery at Ibiza markets, then opening a shop on the island with her father. She even studied fashion and started a clothing label with a friend, but beads called her back! Since 2000 she has been involved full-time with The Bead Shop, helping to run the business, designing kits and jewellery for the website, and teaching beading classes. Emily is self-taught and always on the lookout for new techniques and designs to inspire her.

beginner

MATERIALS • 1m gold-plated steel curb chain (6207) • 1m silver-plated steel trace chain (6429) • 1m silver-plated chunky trace chain (10623) • 1m antique silverplated steel curb chain (6949) • 2 x teal 14mm soft touch round beads • 2 x Light Siam 8x10mm glass rondelles

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• dark purple 35mm plastic two-hole rose bead • antique brass-plated 37mm vine leaf toggle • 0.8mm craft wire • 7mm thin jump rings • 8mm thick jump rings

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

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TO CREATE First, make the rose section. Cut a length of craft wire of approximately 12cm and make a wrapped loop in one end. Thread on a soft touch bead, then pass the wire through one of the holes on the rose bead

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so it lies to the outside. Add a second soft touch bead and make another wrapped loop. Repeat with the rondelles, using the other hole on the rose bead. Using the chunky chain, gold chain and finer trace chain, cut an approximately 20cm

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length of the trace chain and slightly shorter lengths of the other two. Connect all three together with a large jump ring at each end. Attach the chain lengths to the loop beside a soft touch bead. Now cut a length of the antique silver

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TRENDS FOR 2012 MIXED CHAIN

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TOP TIP When cutting the thicker chain, you may find it easier to open the links with two pairs of pliers, in the same way as you open a jump ring INSPIRED BY... ... the overall fashion trends for 2012 seem to be bold colours and statement jewellery. We are selling more and more chain of all sizes and colours, and I like the idea of mixing silver and gold together. The plastic flowers and soft touch beads are extremely popular and come in really bold colours, so I thought they would be perfect for this piece.

curb chain of around 21cm and a slightly shorter piece of trace chain, and connect these with a jump ring at each end. Attach one end to the loop beside the rondelle on the same side of the rose. The next three chains will go

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around the back of your neck. Before you cut them, use a jump ring to attach one end of the chunky trace chain and the gold chain to the loop beside the soft touch bead on the other side of the rose. Attach the antique silver chain to the loop

beside the rondelle in the same way. Now measure the necklace around your neck and cut the chains to your desired length – they should all be the same size. Thread the ends of the chains onto a large jump ring, then

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attach this to a smaller thin jump ring, and connect that to your toggle bar. Attach the leaf to the other side of the

necklace with a smaller jump ring. The toggle fastens around the side so you can see it when the necklace is worn.

WHERE TO BUY All the materials used here are available from www.the-beadshop.co.uk; 0161 833 9950 www.creativebeadsandjewellery.com

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workshop calendar

SCOTLAND THE BEAD SHOP SCOTLAND (HADDINGTON) 29 COURT STREET, HADDINGTON, EAST LOTHIAN EH41 3AE WWW.BEADSHOPSCOTLAND.CO.UK 01620 822886

7th January – 90-minute jewellery make & take 14th January – 90-minute jewellery make & take 21st January – 90-minute jewellery make & take 28th January – 90-minute jewellery make & take 4th February – 90-minute jewellery make & take 11th February – 90-minute jewellery make & take 18th February – 90-minute jewellery make & take 25th February – 90-minute jewellery make & take

THE BEAD SHOP SCOTLAND (EDINBURGH) 6 DEAN PARK STREET, STOCKBRIDGE, EDINBURGH EH4 1JW WWW.BEADSHOPSCOTLAND.CO.UK 0131 343 3222

7th January – 90-minute jewellery make & take 14th January – 90-minute jewellery make & take 21st January – 90-minute jewellery make & take 28th January – 90-minute jewellery make & take 4th February – 90-minute jewellery make & take 11th February – 90-minute jewellery make & take 18th February – 90-minute jewellery make & take 25th February – 90-minute jewellery make & take

EAST MIDLANDS THE BEAD SHOP (NOTTINGHAM) 7 MARKET STREET, NOTTINGHAM NG1 6HY WWW.MAILORDER-BEADS.CO.UK 0115 958 8899

4th January – All-day basic jewellery making 7th January – All-day basic jewellery making 8th January – All-day basic jewellery making 10th January – All-day basic jewellery making 12th January – Charm bracelets 12th January – Brickstitch jewellery 14th January – All-day basic jewellery making 18th January – All-day basic jewellery making 19th January – Geomfix jewellery 19th January – Steampunk necklace 21st January – All-day basic jewellery making 22nd January – All-day basic jewellery making 24th January – All-day basic jewellery making 26th January – All-day basic jewellery making 28th January – All-day basic jewellery making 2nd February – All-day basic jewellery making 4th February – Tiaras 9th February – Stampbord pendants 9th February – Herringbone bracelet

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16th February – All-day basic jewellery making 18th February – Felt beads 18th February – Swarovski chain maille 23rd February – WigJig designing with wire 23rd February – Chain maille jewellery 25th February – All-day basic jewellery making

EAST BRENTWOOD BEAD SHOP 56 ONGAR ROAD, BRENTWOOD, ESSEX CM15 9AX WWW.BRENTWOOD-BEAD-SHOP.CO.UK 01277 226722

Brentwood Bead Shop offers classes covering everything from beginners’ basics to a variety of techniques, including wirework, chain maille and corsage and tiara making. Workshops are run on Wednesday evenings 8-10pm and Saturdays 11am-1pm and 2-4pm, with other midweek sessions available on request. Classes cost £20 per person.

RIVERSIDE BEADS 50/56 HIGH STREET, MARKET DEEPING, PETERBOROUGH PE6 8EB WWW.RIVERSIDEBEADS.CO.UK 01778 346810

7th January – Bead weaving (beginner/intermediate) 8th January – Starter jewellery-making class 14th January – Introduction to wirework 15th January – Peyote bead weaving 15th January – Fascinator workshop 15th January – Crystal cluster & bling ring 16th January – Crystal cluster & bling ring 21st January – Starter jewellery-making class 22nd January – Coiling gizmo & ring 24th January – Crystal cluster & bling ring 28th January – Silver Art Clay level 1 29th January – Paper beads & mixed media pendant 4th February – Wire weaving heart pendant 4th February – Bead weaving (beginner/intermediate) 5th February – Peyote bead weaving 11th February – Level 1 tiara making 11th February – Crystal cluster & bling ring 12th February – Starter jewellery-making class 12th February – Silver art Clay level 1 13th February – Starter jewellery-making class 14th February – Introduction to wirework 19th February – Wire cuff bracelet (as seen in CB&J!)

SPOILT ROTTEN BEADS 7 THE GREEN, HADDENHAM, ELY, CAMBS CB6 3TA WWW.SPOILTROTTENBEADS.CO.UK 01353 749853

14th January – Introduction to beaded jewellery making 18th January – Nest rings & herringbone weave links


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DIARY FOCUS ON... BOJANGLE BEADS Family-ownedbusinessBojangle Beads hasjustcelebrateditssecondbirthday withamoveacrosstheroadtopremiseswithtwiceasmuchroom,allowingthe teamtonotonlyexpandtherangesitstocksbutalsotoextendintoalarger workshoparea.ThenewspaceprovidestheperfecthomeforBojangle’s extensiveprogrammeofclasses,whichcoverthespectrumfrombasicbeading forbeginnerstomoreadvanceswireworkandbead-weavingtechniques,aswell asanintroductiontoinnovativematerialsandideasyouareunlikelytofindin otherbeadshops.Thecurrenttimetable,cateringtoallabilitylevels,includes specialistworkshopsinceramicclayandFriendlyPlastic,aswellasafreshtake onalteredart. Anyoneattendingworkshopsin2012willbewitnesstoBojangle’songoing developmentintoahiveofcreativity,withambitiousplanswellontrackfor demonstrationareasandacreativelibrarywithinthepremises. 50 CHURCH GATE, LOUGHBOROUGH, LEICS LE11 1UD WWW.BOJANGLEBEADS.CO.UK 01509 211974

7th January – Basic beading 12th January – Wire floral cuff 14th January – Starflower trellis cuff 19th January – Pearl & cube cuff 21st January – Su Pennick’s grunge paper flowers 26th January – Chunky tubular herringbone necklace 28th January – Take a reel of wire 29th January – Ceramics with Jennie McCall 2nd February – Twisted wire floral cuff or necklace 4th February – Netting times 2

20th January – Express jewellery making 21st January – Art Clay silver rings 25th January – Kumihimo bracelets 28th January – Express jewellery making 3rd February – Art Clay silver fingerprint jewellery 4th February – Wirework cuff 4th February – Kumihimo bracelets 8th February – Tiaras & bridal jewellery 10th February – Express jewellery making 11th February – Shamballa bracelets 18th February – Art Clay silver UV resin (cold enamelling) 22nd February – Art Clay silver pendants & charms 25th February – Introduction to beaded jewellery making 29th February – Fascinators

SOUTH WEST SHINEY COMPANY (BATH) 5 SAVILLE ROW, BATH BA1 2QP WWW.SHINEYROCKS.CO.UK 01225 332 506

11th January – Swirling crystal tiara class 18th January – Crystal bling ring class 25th January – Coiling gizmo bracelet class 1st February – Macramé friendship bracelet class 8th February – Beadwork earrings – ladder stitch & spiral rope 22nd February – Cocoon ring class 29th February – Caged bead bracelet class

SHINEY COMPANY (BRISTOL) 14 SANDY PARK ROAD, BRISLINGTON, BRISTOL BS4 3PE WWW.SHINEYROCKS.CO.UK 0117 300 9800

7th January – Introduction to wirework & linking 14th January – Introduction to selling jewellery 21st January – Textured necklace class 28th January – Tubular peyote bracelet embellishment

11th February – Wirework rings 18th February – Crown-style tiara class

SHINEY COMPANY (STROUD) 27 HIGH STREET, STROUD, GLOS GL5 1AJ WWW.SHINEYROCKS.CO.UK 01453 753 609

7th January – Wirework rings with buttons & crystals 14th January – Decorating hair grips 21st January – Embellished tubular peyote bracelet class 28th January – Introduction to beadwork - flat rope bracelet 4th February – Profit-focused jewellery designs for craft sellers 11th February – Three styles of beadwork earrings

SOUTH EAST ART CLAY SUPPLIES THE OLD BARN, PRIORY COURT,WOOD LANE, BEECH HILL, BERKSHIRE RG7 2BJ WWW.ARTCLAYSUPPLIES.CO.UK 0118 988 3200

18th January – Resin jewellery 21st January – SilverEtch workshop 22nd January – Introduction to Silver Clay 28th January – Fingerprint jewellery 29th January – Silver imprints workshop 9th February – Stylish Silver Clay workshops 10th-12th February – Art Clay Certification Level 1 18th February – Bronze & Copper Clay workshop 19th February – A hint of enamelling & Keum-boo taster sessions

Callingallbeadshopowners!Pleasesenddetailsof yourupcomingworkshopsandclassesasfarinadvance aspossibletoanna.wright@practicalpublishing.co.uk orcathy.campbell@practicalpublishing.co.uk Creative Beads & Jewellery

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another JUDITH HANNINGTON DESIGNER nspiration can come from many places for fused glass jewellery designs, and the ideas behind the projects featured here came directly from these gorgeous metallic plated acrylic beads. Textural swirls, dots and lines adorn the beads and it was the swirls that initially caught my eye as I had just purchased a small piece of etched dichroic China Sea glass, which co-ordinated beautifully. The focal bead created using this glass in the All Swirls necklace relies simply on cutting small pieces of glass and stacking them with a strip of fibre paper to create your beading hole – a quick wash after ‘cooking’ and the fused glass bead is instantly ready to string. Stringers are great for creating dotty dimensional fused glass, as shown in the Dotted Swirls bracelet. The dots and the base bead are created separately and then tack-fused together in a final ‘cooking’ before having two bails glued on ready for stringing. Alternatively, why not keep things simple with the sparkle of Aventurine glass – a perfect colour match for the green patina acrylic beads – by creating a fused and drilled square for a chunky but elegant pendant or scaled down for a pair of ‘catch the light’ earrings.

dimension Create your own unique fused glass beads and combine them with these unusual, textured denim-style beads for truly individual jewellery pieces

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USING GLASS KILN BEADS MATERIALS

ALL SWIRLS NECKLACE

• Pea Green opal 2mm Bullseye glass • Fern Green transparent 2mm Bullseye glass • Clear transparent 3mm Bullseye glass • China Sea on black etched dichroic glass • kiln fibre paper • green patina plated acrylic beads • dyed turquoise rondelle beads • silver 2mm rounds • silver-plated 0.6mm wire • silver headpins • 7-strand Beadalon beading wire • silver crimps • 3 x lobster clasps • extension chain with drop

intermediate

TO CREATE Cut a 32x27mm piece of both the Pea Green and clear glass, and two 14x27mm pieces of Fern Green glass. Position the Pea Green glass on a piece of fibre paper on your kiln base with the two Fern Green pieces on top aligning the left and right-hand edges. Cut a strip of fibre paper to fill the gap between the two pieces of glass, ensuring that the length extends beyond the glass edges by at least 5mm. Cover with the clear glass, aligning all the edges, then position a 22x18mm piece of dichroic glass centrally on top (see Fig 1, below right). Place the kiln in your oven, position the lid and cook until the glass is fully fused.

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• Hotpot microwave kiln starter kit • glass breaking/ running pliers • crimping pliers • round-nosed and chain-nosed pliers

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Remove the kiln from the oven and let it cool completely – for at least an hour – before taking off the lid. Once the glass is cold discard the kiln paper safely and wash the glass, ensuring you remove all fibre paper from the beading hole. Cut a 12cm length of 0.6mm wire and create a wrapped loop in one end. Thread on three acrylic beads, your glass pendant and three more acrylic beads. Finish with another wrapped loop.

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NEED TO KNOW

TOP TIP

All three fused glass elements were created in a Hotpot microwave kiln, which is available in a starter pack from www.madcowbeads.com and includes all the basic equipment bar glass breaking pliers (and a microwave oven!). As there is such a vast variation in microwave models, if you are fusing for the first time make a few trial pieces to work out the heat level and timings for your particular oven

Cut a piece of Beadalon wire 2cm longer than the desired necklace length, thread on your pendant and add beads to both sides of the necklace, using a mix of rondelles, acrylics and silver rounds. Finish the ends by adding a crimp and lobster clasp to one side and a crimp and extension chain to the other, threading the wire back through the crimp and several beads before setting.

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Make the dangle component at the bottom of the necklace on wire with wrapped loops at both ends, threading a lobster clasp into the top loop before wrapping. Alternatively, add a few different beads of your choice to three headpins and hang these from a lobster clasp using a jump ring. The lobster clasps make the dangles completely interchangeable on the necklace so you can create several different looks from one design.

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Glass cutting takes a little practice so have a play with some regular clear glass before attempting projects for the first time. To cut a small piece from a large sheet you cannot cut around a 90° bend in one operation – you must cut in two stages: once all the way across the glass (indicated with a solid line) to create a strip the width required and then again across the strip (dotted line) to cut the desired length from it www.creativebeadsandjewellery.com

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SPARKLE PENDANT intermediate

TO CREATE

MATERIALS • Light Aventurine Green opal 3mm Bullseye glass • Clear transparent 3mm Bullseye glass • kiln fibre paper • green patina plated acrylic beads • silver corrugated long oval beads • silver 2mm rounds • silver-plated 0.6mm wire • 7-strand Beadalon wire • silver decorative chain • silver lobster clasp and necklace tag • jump rings

Cut a 30mm-square piece of Aventurine glass and an identical piece of clear glass. Stack the clear on the green on a piece of kiln paper on your kiln base, place the kiln in your oven, position the lid and cook until the glass is fully fused. Remove the kiln from the oven and allow to cool

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completely – for at least one hour – before removing the lid. Once the glass is cold discard the kiln paper safely, then wash the glass to remove any traces of kiln paper. Place a piece of kitchen towel in a shallow dish and soak with water. Position your glass on the paper and drill a hole centrally through the pendant, ensuring that the drill bit stays wet at all times – use gentle pressure and regularly lift the drill bit out of the hole to remove debris (see Fig 1, left). Thoroughly dry the glass, then cut a 10cm length of 0.6mm wire and fold it around

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the very tip of your chain-nosed pliers, about a third of the way along the wire length. Push the folded end of the wire through your drilled hole from back to front. Add an acrylic bead to the wires, then thread the wire ends through the fold and gently encourage them to pull snug at the top of the pendant. Create a wrapped loop with the long wire end, securing the short wire end into the coil created as you wrap the stem. Thread a 12cm length of Beadalon through the wrapped loop and add a silver round, acrylic bead and another silver round

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to both ends together, then a corrugated oval and a crimp bead to each wire separately. Thread each wire through the end of two separate lengths of chain cut to the desired necklace length, then pass the ends back through the crimps and ovals before setting. Add a clasp and necklace tag to the other ends of the chain using jump rings.

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USING GLASS KILN BEADS DOTTED SWIRLS BRACELET intermediate

MATERIALS • Steel Blue opal 3mm Bullseye glass • Olive Green opal 2mm Bullseye stringers • kiln fibre paper • denim blue plated acrylic beads • green patina plated acrylic beads • silver 2mm rounds • silver crimps • 7-strand Beadalon wire • French wire • silver lobster clasp • extension chain • silver earring bails

TOOLS • Hotpot microwave kiln starter kit • glass breaking/ running pliers • rod nippers • glass grinder • crimping pliers • fusing glue • epoxy glue

TO CREATE Cut two 28mm squares of Steel Blue glass and shape both into circles using a grinder. You can score and nip away the corners of the squares beforehand to make the grinding process quicker. Alternatively, you could opt to create a square design to eliminate the need for a grinder – the corners will soften a little anyway when fused. Stack the pieces of glass on a piece of

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kiln paper on your kiln base. Place the kiln in your oven, position the lid and cook until the glass is fully fused. Remove the kiln from the oven and allow to cool completely – for at least one hour – before removing the lid. Once the glass is cold discard the kiln paper safely and wash the glass to remove any traces of fibre paper. Cut a length of stringer into pieces approximately 3-5mm

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long and place these on kiln paper on your kiln base – standing them on end works best but it can be a little tricky to balance them. Place the kiln in your oven, position the lid and cook until the pieces ball up (see Fig 1, below left). Cool as before then place the fused glass on a fresh piece of kiln paper on the kiln base. Arrange the stringer balls in a spiral shape on top – put a little fusing glue on a scrap of glass and dip the base of the balls into the glue before positioning (Fig 2).

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Allow the glue to fully dry before cooking the glass to tack-fuse stage so that the balls are firmly attached to the base glass but have retained dimension. Wash and thoroughly dry the glass then attach two bails to the reverse of the piece using epoxy glue, ensuring the bails sit in line directly opposite each other. Cut a 12cm length of Beadalon wire and thread on a crimp and a 1cm length of French wire, followed by your fused glass.

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Pass the wire end back through the crimp and pull the wire snug so that the loop is completely hidden inside the French wire. Set the crimp and then repeat for the remaining bail on the fused glass. Thread a mix of silver rounds and acrylic beads onto both wires until you have a snug fitting bracelet. Finish the ends with a crimp, a 1cm length of French wire and your clasp and extension chain, passing the wire back through the crimp and several beads before setting.

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WHERE TO BUY The denim blue and green patina plated acrylic beads are available from www.cjbeaders.co.uk Visit www.madcowbeads.com for Hotpot kiln fusing supplies All the glass used in these projects can be purchased from www.glassstudiosupplies.co.uk and www.warm-glass.co.uk www.creativebeadsandjewellery.com

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DIARY

what’sON 21ST-22ND JANUARY

18TH-19TH FEBRUARY

10TH-11TH MARCH

15TH APRIL

ROCK ‘N’ GEM SHOW

ROCK ‘N’ GEM SHOW

ROCK ‘N’ GEM SHOW

NORTH WALES BEAD FAIR

The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent www.rockngem.co.uk 07817 511360

York Racecourse, North Yorkshire www.rockngem.co.uk 07817 511360

Kempton Park Racecourse, Surrey www.rockngem.co.uk 07817 511360

Venue Cymru, The Promenade, Llandudno www.fireflyfairs.co.uk 07757 733099

19TH FEBRUARY

11TH MARCH

22ND JANUARY

BEADWORK FAIR

SCOTTISH BEAD FAIR

19TH-21ST APRIL

BEADWORK FAIR

Poole, Dorset www.beadwork.net 01737 841080

Perth Concert Hall, Perthshire www.scottishbeadfair.com 01738 563264

THE CREATIVE CRAFTS SHOW

Ardingly, West Sussex www.beadwork.net 01737 841080

King’s Hall, Belfast www.sccshows.co.uk 01822 617744

24TH-26TH FEBRUARY

22ND-25TH MARCH

28TH-29TH JANUARY

MAKE IT

HOBBYCRAFTS

21ST-22ND APRIL

ROCK GEM ‘N’ BEAD SHOW

FIVE, Farnborough, Hampshire www.make-it.org.uk 08444 771000

NEC, Birmingham www.ichf.co.uk 01425 277988

ROCK GEM ‘N’ BEAD SHOW

Chepstow Racecourse, Gwent www.rockngem.co.uk 07817 511360

1ST-3RD MARCH

24TH-25TH MARCH

2ND-5TH FEBRUARY

THE CREATIVE CRAFTS SHOW

ROCK GEM ‘N’ BEAD SHOW

CREATIVE STITCHES & HOBBYCRAFTS

The Malvern Showground, Worcestershire www.sccshows.co.uk 01822 617744

Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire www.rockngem.co.uk 07817 511360

Bluewater Events Venue, Kent www.ichf.co.uk 01425 277988

3RD-4TH MARCH

31ST MARCH-1ST APRIL

9TH-11TH FEBRUARY

BEADWORK FAIR

ROCK GEM ‘N’ BEAD SHOW

THE CREATIVE CRAFTS SHOW

Harrogate, North Yorkshire www.beadwork.net 01737 841080

Brighton Racecourse, East Sussex www.rockngem.co.uk 07817 511360

EventCity, The Trafford Centre, Manchester www.sccshows.co.uk 01822 617744

11TH-12TH FEBRUARY ROCK ‘N’ GEM SHOW

Newton Abbot Racecourse, Devon www.rockngem.co.uk 07817 511360

3RD-4TH MARCH ROCK ‘N’ GEM SHOW

1ST APRIL

Copthorne Hotel, Dudley, West Midlands www.rockngem.co.uk 07817 511360

BEADWORK FAIR

Centennial Centre, Birmingham www.beadwork.net 01737 841080

8TH-11TH MARCH THE CREATIVE CRAFTS SHOW

CREATIVE STITCHES & HOBBYCRAFTS

FLAME OFF

Five Lakes, Malden, Essex www.sccshows.co.uk 01822 617744

SECC, Glasgow www.ichf.co.uk 01425 277988

Towcester Racecourse, Northamptonshire www.tuffnellglass.com

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13TH-14TH APRIL

Newark Showground, Nottinghamshire www.rockngem.co.uk 07817 511360

26TH-28TH APRIL CREATIVE STITCHES & HOBBYCRAFTS

Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool www.ichf.co.uk 01425 277988

26TH-29TH APRIL THE CREATIVE CRAFTS SHOW

The Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset www.sccshows.co.uk 01822 617744

29TH APRIL BEADS UP NORTH

Haydock Park Racecourse, Merseyside www.beadsupnorth.co.uk 01254 236049 Calling all show organisers! Please send details of upcoming events well in advance to lindsey.hopkins@practicalpublishing.co.uk


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day & night attached to toggle clasp with jump ring

links wrapped a couple of times around chain before securing to clasp four crystal headpins drops added at regular intervals

18 links of chain

Use the same selection of beads to create two fabulous pieces that will carry you through from daytime chic to a glamorous evening out...

pearl and beaded eyepin links connected together to same length as chain

teardrop accent attached centrally to chain with strong jump ring

SHOPPING LIST

gold 6mm Pearl Elegance glass pearl beads, £4

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Dk Siam 4mm Crystazzi bicones, £4

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QUICK & EASY IDEAS DESIGNED BY... DEBBIE KERSHAW DOCRAFTS

eyepin connected directly to ear wire

ABOUT DEBBIE… Debbie has been making jewellery for about five years. She is a designer, silversmith and mum of three, and is currently the resident designer for docrafts.

headpin loop attched through eyepin loop, in front of connector

6mm jump rings plain loops in eyepins

WHERE TO BUY All the materials used here are available from www.docrafts.com PLUS • gold 6mm jump rings • gold eyepins • gold headpins • gold-plated fish-hook ear wires • gold Jewelry Basics 20” large oval link chain • silver/gold Jewelry Basics toggle set, £4 topaz glass tube bead strand (35 pieces), £4

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glossary of

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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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 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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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

Thickness (mm)

Use

28

0.4

24

0.6

20

0.8

18

1.0

16

1.2

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