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contents JUNE/JULY 2018 VOLUME 21 NUMBER 4

Designer of the Year Projects 22 FREYJA NECKLACE Melinda Barta

Create an elegant necklace from two cubic-right-angle-weave straps joined with pressed-glass rondelles 26 INTO THE HIVE CUFF Laura Graham

Stitch a bold geometric cuff with Honeycomb beads and Minos par Puca beads 22

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Weave a stunning concho-inspired bracelet from metallic SuperDuos and turquoise howlite rounds

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Passing Through Cool Stuff Bead Artist: Gerlinde Lenz Stitch Pro: Peyote with a Twist Gerlinde Lenz

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Bead Artist: Melinda Barta Techniques Stitch Index Bead Buzz

Projects 16 SIMPLY SEEDS: TOWER OF LONDON BRACELET Patricia Verrier

36 KEYSTONE MANDALA PENDANT Silke Steuernagel

42 DAZZLING DAISIES Edgar Lopez Carole Ohl

49 LOOMED ILLUSION BRACELET Susan Pelligra

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56 BLOOMING TARTAN BRACELET Katie Dean

60 POSY PENDANT Anna Bawden

64 ONDINA BRACELET

46 TUSCAN VINE NECKLACE

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52 OMBRÉ CELLINI NECKLACE

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69 LOVE IS IN THE AIR Anne Perry

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72 STITCHED WITH LOVE Kristina Hahn Eleniak

73 BOHO BOUQUET Kristina Hahn Eleniak

74 ROMANCE Á VERSAILLES Rejetta Sellers

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passing through Something New to Celebrate It’s not every day that something new comes along. However, 2018 has brought enough new beading things our way that you might start to think there really is something to celebrate every day. One of the hottest new bead-related items to note is actually a stitch—Peyote with a Twist. I learned about this stitch through Facebook and have been fortunate to be part of the “Peyote with a Twist—Not Crochet” group from just about the beginning. I’ve enjoyed being part of the enthusiasm surrounding this stitch and seeing how people are celebrating. Not only are beaders celebrating their success in learning the stitch, they’re also celebrating Gerlinde Lenz—the woman behind the genius of this stitch. Are you curious about Peyote with a Twist—Not Crochet? Turn to page 12 to learn all about it. Who is Gerlinde Lenz? Learn a bit about her on page 10. Many thanks to Gerlinde for sharing her stitch and for giving us all something to celebrate! What else is new? During the gem and jewelry shows in Tucson, we were treated to a host of new things: new shaped beads, including the DiamonDuo Mini from Bead Master, CzechMates diamonds by Starman, and the Quarter Tila bead from Miyuki; new seed bead colors by Toho and Miyuki; new collections from TierraCast and Nunn Design; and let’s not overlook the new Spring/Summer 2019 Innovation and Trends launch from Swarovski, because who doesn’t need more bling in their life! Learn more about many of these products in Cool Stuff on page 6 and Bead Buzz on page 88. Also in this issue are lots of new designs by your favorite designers (and maybe some designers who are new to you). Check out Carole Ohl’s easy Russian spiral rope on page 46. I love ropes but especially Carol’s patterns and color choices. Another fun rope is Marianna Zukowsky’s Ombré Cellini Necklace on page 52. There are also seven new Fast & Fabulous designs, all made with a flair for the romantic. Be inspired by one (or more!) of the gorgeous designs inside and make something new today! If you have something new to share with us, please email me so we can spread the word! facebook.com/ BeadingDailyonFB Tamara Honaman Beadwork Editor/Editorial Director, Bead and Jewelry Group tamara.honaman@fwmedia.com

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Gerlinde Lenz Gerlinde Lenz is a skilled and prolific beader and bead-weaving teacher. She has developed a number of unique stitches, including Herringote, Diamond Weave, and Peyote with a Twist (also known as Peytwist). Gerlinde is generous with her time and knowledge, freely sharing both to encourage and advance other bead weavers’ skills. As a teacher, she takes great pride in enabling others.

Peyote with a Twist collection

Q: How did you get started beading? A: I’ve started a few different times. I remember making a beaded doily for my grandmother when I was about 10. When I was a teenager, I decorated silver wirework with beads. My beading became more serious about 30 years ago, when I discovered how to make selfsupporting beaded models of the Platonic solids (tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, dodecahedron, and icosahedron). My brother had soldered an icosahedral sphere for me, and I wondered whether I could copy it in beads. After experimenting for a while, I found that I could.

Icosahedron, octahedron, and tetrahedron, created with Diamond Weave

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Leaves created with Diamond Weave

It was another 15 years before I discovered the wonderfully even Japanese beads, which are the perfect material for my “geometric jewels.” Since then, I’ve also found a group of people to share my hobby with. This group inspired me to develop Diamond Weave. Q: How did you discover the Peyote with a Twist technique? A: I love the look of bead-crocheted ropes, but I couldn’t get the hang of crocheting with beads. By the time I finally managed all of 1", my hands hurt so badly and my progress was so slow that I gave up. But I had designed a cute flower pattern, and I had the perfect beads for it—I wondered whether there was any other way of creating such a rope. Several of my stitch developments, such as Herringote and Diamond Weave, involve beads sitting obliquely to the main direction of the piece they make up. I noticed that the beads in the crocheted ropes I admired so much also sit obliquely. In my explorations of Diamond Weave, I had played with spirals built with an

offset-coil principle, so I wondered, Why not try it with peyote? Soon, I was happily working on my first Peytwist rope. I later found out that Huib Petersen had come up with a single-column seam method for creating a peyote-stitched tube. However, since he is a superbly gifted bead crocheter, he didn’t realize the technique’s potential for stitching bead-crochet patterns. Q: Where do you get your inspiration? A: I tend to think laterally, so when I see something I like or dislike, questions naturally arise. Very often, it is a technical challenge: Can I make a self-supporting beaded icosahedron or at least a dodecahedron? Can I stitch a bracelet with four rows of pearls sitting in a rectangular grid with a minimum of visible thread? Can I bead a bangle from zigzagging tubes? Can I bezel a square using right-angle weave? Can I bead-stitch a tube that looks like a beadcrocheted tube? Can I create internal increases and decreases in herringbone stitch, as well as within a stack and between stacks? How can I


Q: Do you plan your designs in advance, or do you just let the creativity flow? A: I usually have an idea of something I want to figure out. Occasionally, I buy special materials that I love and then I try to find a worthy use for them. By the time I start, I have an idea about where I want a piece to go. Of course, the direction can change if something doesn't turn out as expected. Q: How do you approach the use of color in your designs? A: I’m not very choosy; I generally try to find a pleasant combination among the beads I have on hand. Before Peytwist, almost all the beads I used were cylinder beads of one size. Now, almost all the beads I use are rocailles of one size. Because my nearest bead shop with a good choice of products and colors is three hours away, I typically see the colors only at fairs. I tend to select harmonizing color sets—but that’s usually long before I have a project in sight. Q: How do you get out of a creative rut? A: Since I’m not a professional designer, I don’t feel the need to get out of a rut. If my questions have been answered and I still want to bead, I select one of my many unfinished pieces to continue—until the next question demands an answer. However, when I want to come up with something worthy of a class, I’m simply hopeless! For more information about the Peyote with a Twist technique, see “Stitch Pro: Peyote with a Twist” on page 12. See more of Gerlinde’s work on her Facebook page, or join her “Peyote with a Twist—Not Crochet” Facebook group.

ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF GERLINDE LENZ

create a bezel with a maximum of crystal visibility? A leaf or petal using Diamond Weave? An orchid and other flowers? Bead caps, clasps, and bails? Spiraling ropes using Diamond Weave or the smallest possible diameter rope? An icosahedron using Diamond Weave? A bangle or a ring using Peyote with a Twist? What would bugle beads look like in Peyote with a Twist? Can I create a design that is not only attractive but also fairly easy to describe and to stitch for a class? (Um, no!)

Some of Gerlinde’s experiments, with varying degrees of success

Gerlinde’s Beading Space Learn about Gerlinde’s beading space, which is small but functional. Q: Where is your current beading space located? A: It’s on a big desk in the large room that I occupy in our apartment. A room divider provides a lot of storage space, but I like to think of my bead stash as being comparatively small.

my finished work is sorted by type (bangle, bracelet, tubular necklace, flat necklace, rings, pendants)—but not all. And then there are a few boxes with the results of experiments, which haven’t made it into any of the other categories.

Q: How is your workspace organized? A: It isn’t! Various plastic tubs and boxes and four small drawer storage units are on the floor and on shelves all around me. My beads are sorted by type, size, and color, which is how I can find them most quickly. Some of

Q: What do you love about your beading space? A: Everything I need is within easy reach, and I have a good light and a good chair. It’s right beside the computer, so while I’m waiting for data transfer, I can fill the time with a few stitches.

Q: What would you change about your studio if you could? A: I would open the curtains to have a view outside. I can’t, because the room has large windows at street level, designed by the architect to be shop windows. My mess and I would be on exhibit to the whole world! Q: What’s your favorite beading tool? A: After my needle, cutter, mat, and light, it’s my glasses. Really, two pairs of them: one for regular work and one for knots. ●

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stitch pro TECHNIQUES YOU CAN’T BEAD WITHOUT

Peyote with a Twist Gerlinde Lenz

“Peyote with a Twist—Not Crochet” is a technique for using even-count peyote stitch to make cylindrical ropes that look similar to bead-crocheted ropes. The similarity is in the slant and the relative position of the beads. The beads form narrow coils or rings around the tube, unlike in tubular peyote stitch.

Peyote with a Twist bracelet formed using single-seam construction: 9-bead circumference, size 8° seed beads, 10.2mm inner diameter glue-in end caps; finished length 8¼".

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2 contrasting colors of cylinder beads or seed beads (Note: The more even the beads are, the more even the resulting fabric will be. Using cylinder beads requires very light thread tension.) Beading thread (Note: Use a color of thread that closely matches the beads of the seam.) Scissors Size 10 beading needle

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Three types of peyote-stitched tubes: Left, formed by zipping the first and last rows of a peyote-stitched rectangle together; middle, woven as tubular peyote stitch; and right, woven as “Peyote with a Twist.” The green beads form the seam column in the Peyote with a Twist sample but are only used for effect in the other two.


PEYOTE WITH A TWIST EXAMPLES You can use Peyote with a Twist to mimic many beaded designs, including bead crochet and Cellini spiral.

HOW PEYOTE WITH A TWIST WORKS

The mechanical properties of the tube are best when the offset (in rows) is equal or nearly equal to the circumference of the tube (in columns). To demonstrate this principle, use a small rectangular piece of paper to form a tube by placing the short edges against one another. Then shift the short edges sideways— the edges are now offset. Shift the edges further, until the corners meet and one edge starts where the other edge ends. This is the offset used when closing Peyote with a Twist tubes. The other two corners form tips.

pass the thread from the first bead of row 10 (A) through the last bead of row 1 (B; the closure bead) to the last bead of row 11 (C). Peyote with a Twist

B is used in place of the next bead of the right edge column

Most charts for Peyote with a Twist patterns start at the top right, so that the last bead of the first row is the first bead of the left column. This bead is the one used to close the tube after the number of rows needed for the offset has been reached. Since the bead is pulled to the end of the right edge to close the tube, the working thread is at the right edge of the rectangle, as is the tail thread. The offset depends primarily on the pattern used. For example, the offset for patterns translated from bead crochet is two rows greater than the circumference. SINGLE-COLUMN SEAM FOR ODDNUMBERED CIRCUMFERENCES

Peyote with a Twist

Pulling the corners together so both edge columns are joined into one seam column

Once the tube is closed, the beads will be added from the seam to the tip and back to the seam (often referred to as “up and back down”). These new rows are started with the beads in the seam column.

To get started, use one-drop even-count flat peyote to stitch a rectangular piece of beadwork with a contrasting color of beads used along each edge. Theoretically, we could start with an odd-count peyote-stitch rectangle for odd-numbered circumferences and start stitching the new rows in the other edge of the rectangle after the offset. However, this approach is cumbersome and unnecessary—instead, we start with an extra column, which is taken up when the tube is closed.

The next turn at the seam

In this example, we start with a sample that is 10 beads wide by 11 rows high, for a circumference of 9 beads. After completing the last row,

Continue working up and down, adding rows until you’ve reached the desired length from tip to tip.

Easy Cellini in rows

Easy Cellini in columns

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Fill the remaining gaps with single beads, as in Fig. 2.

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DOUBLE-COLUMN SEAM FOR EVENNUMBERED CIRCUMFERENCES

An even-count circumference requires a double-column seam so that we can still work the tube as even-count peyote. To accomplish this, 2 beads are added to the desired circumference count, allowing for the two edge columns from each side to be joined to form the seam of the tube. The offset is still equal to the circumference, but instead of replacing the first bead of the next row (which would be at the left edge like in the single-column seam), we replace the last bead of the next row with the last bead of the first row (the closure bead). Double-column closure

In this example, we use a stitch sample that is 12 beads wide by 10 rows high. With a doublecolumn seam, this will yield a tube with a circumference of 10 beads.

If you want the end of the rope to contract, simply add beads between the beads that stick out. If maintaining the slant is important, use square stitch to attach the beads to a neighboring bead.

D is used in place of the next orange bead

Double-column seam

Like for the single-column seam, weave evencount peyote stitch to the tip and back down to the seam. At the seam, pass through (E) then (D); turn and pass through (F) and back through (E). Now you’re ready to pick up the first new bead for the next row toward the tip.

Weave row 11 up to (A), which is 1 bead short of a full row. From the second bead of row 10 (A), pass through the last bead of row 1 (B) and the first bead of row 10 (C), through (D), and back through (B). Pull the beadwork together, then pick up a bead to continue row 12.

The flat rope ends can be closed like the back side of a bezel. Alternatively, you can cap the ends with a kumihimo end or a bead cap. Stitching a beaded cap from the same beads as the rope results in an end that matches the rope precisely. APPLICATIONS FOR PEYOTE WITH A TWIST

I invented Peyote with a Twist because I couldn’t get the hang of bead crochet. You can translate most bead-crochet patterns into a pattern for Peyote with a Twist, although currently the process is a bit tricky. The thinnest Peyote with a Twist rope I’ve created has a circumference of 4 beads; the thickest I’ve stitched is 22 beads around. Other beaders have used Peyote with a Twist to create shapes that I would have thought were impossible— so there’s no telling what the future holds for this technique.

The next turn at the seam GERLINDE LENZ enjoys pushing the limits of

Tip: Start with a tail thread about 8" long; it creates a useful handle when you begin stitching. You can also use the tail thread to continue building the tube in the other direction or when finishing the end of the rope. FINISHING B is used in place of the next red bead

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To finish the ends of the rope, fill the valleys with consecutively shorter rows, as in Fig 1.

bead-weaving techniques. She invented Peyote with a Twist, which is a peyote-stitch technique that creates tubes resembling bead crochet. She also invented Diamond Weave, and she coauthored the book Diamond Weave (CreateSpace, 2015). You can find Gerlinde on Facebook. Editor’s Note: Gerlinde Lenz deferred her payment for this article to the Rocky Mountain Bead Society as a donation. ●


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Tower of London Bracelet Patricia Verrier

Use Japanese seed beads to weave this bracelet reminiscent of castle fortresses.

artist’s tips ❯ Don’t worry if the tension of the link’s center is a bit loose. Passes 1 and 2 will stabilize it. ❯ Increase the bracelet length by adding more right-angle-weave units to the links. Adding two extra units in each link will add 1" to the overall bracelet length. ❯ Before adding the 4D in Step 2, make sure the 4mm jump rings will fit through the holes.

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Right-angle weave Herringbone stitch variation Picot PROJECT LEVEL £¡¡ MATERIALS

3 g champagne galvanized Duracoat size 11° Japanese seed beads (A) 2 g underwater blue Duracoat size 11° Japanese seed beads (B) 2 g black size 11° Japanese seed beads (C) 4 black size 8° Japanese seed beads (D) 1 gunmetal 16×11mm 2-strand tube clasp 4 gunmetal 22-gauge 4mm jump rings 4 gunmetal 6mm jump rings Black size B Nymo nylon beading thread

1) LINKS. Use right-angle weave and a varia-

Pass 1: Note: It’s important to follow the

tion of herringbone stitch to create the links: Center: Use 3' of thread to string 4A, leaving a 6" tail. Pass through the first 3A strung (Fig. 1, purple thread). String 3A and pass through the last A exited and the first 2A just added (Fig. 1, green thread); repeat six times (Fig. 1, blue thread). String 3A; pass through the last A exited and the first A just added (Fig. 1, red thread).

thread path in Fig. 2 when adding the B of this round for the beads to angle correctly. String 1B and pass through the next A of the center, following Fig. 2; repeat nineteen times. Pass back through the nearest B (Fig. 2). Pass 2: String 2C, skip the next A, then pass through the following 1B/1A/1B; repeat three times. String 2C; skip the next A and pass through the following B. Repeat from the beginning of this pass. String 2C; skip the next A and pass through the following 1B/1A/1B/1C (Fig. 3). Don’t trim the threads. Set aside. Repeat this entire step seven times for a total of 8 links.

Fig. 1: Forming the center of a link

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Scissors Size 12 beading needle 2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers FINISHED SIZE

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2) ASSEMBLY. Use picots to embellish and connect the links: Link 1: Use the working thread of 1 link to string 1A and pass through the next 1C/1B/1A/1B/1C; repeat three times (Fig. 4, orange thread). String 1A; pass through the next 1C/1B/1C (Fig. 4, purple thread). String 1A and pass through the next 1C/1B/1A/1B/1C; repeat three times (Fig. 4, green thread). String 1A; pass through the next 1C/1B/1C (Fig. 4, blue thread). String 1D; pass through the next 1C/1B/1A/1B/1C (Fig. 4, red thread). Secure and trim the threads of this link. Link 2: Orient Link 1 on your work surface with five points at the top, four points at the bottom, and the D at the left. Align 1 new link below Link 1, according to Fig. 5, with four points at the top, five points at the bottom, and the working thread at the top right. Pass through the nearest A of Link 1 and the next 1C/1B/1A/1B/1C of this link; repeat three times (Fig. 5, orange thread). String 1D; pass through the next 1C/1B/1C (Fig. 5, purple thread). String 1A and pass through the next 1C/1B/1A/1B/1C; repeat three times (Fig. 5, green thread). String 1A; pass through the next 1C/1B/1C (Fig. 5, blue thread). String 1A; pass through the next 1C/1B/1A/1B/1C (Fig. 5, red thread). Secure and trim the threads of this link.

Fig. 3: Working Link, Pass 2

Fig. 4: Embellishing Link 1

Fig. 5: Connecting Links 1 and 2

OPTION ALTER THE LOOK OF THE BRACELET BY COMBINING DIFFERENT-COLORED LINKS OR BY ADDING MORE ROWS OF LINKS.

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Fig. 6: Attaching Links 3–6

Link 3: Align 1 new link to the right of Link 1,

Alternate Colorway Materials MUSTARD/GRAY

4 g silver galvanized size 11° Japanese seed beads (A) 2 g matte mustard size 11° Japanese seed beads (B) 3 g matte metallic tawny gray size 11° Japanese seed beads (C) 4 silver galvanized Duracoat size 8° Japanese seed beads (D) 1 silver 16×11mm 2-strand tube clasp 4 silver 22-gauge 4mm jump rings 4 silver 6mm jump rings White size B Nymo nylon beading thread Note: This colorway is made with 11 rightangle-weave units in each link for a 7¼" bracelet. BLUE/GREEN OMBRÉ

3 g cobalt Picasso opaque size 11° Japanese seed beads (A and C, top row) 2 g metallic dark blue iris size 11° Japanese seed beads (B, top row) 3 g dark teal Picasso opaque size 11° Japanese seed beads (A and C, middle row) 2 g metallic indigo iris size 11° Japanese seed beads (B, middle row) 3 g turquoise blue Picasso opaque size 11° Japanese seed beads (A and C, bottom row) 2 g dark sea foam galvanized Duracoat size 11° Japanese seed beads (B, bottom row) 0.5 g silver galvanized Duracoat size 8° Japanese seed beads (D) 1 silver 21×11mm 3-strand tube clasp 6 silver 22-gauge 4mm jump rings 6 silver 6mm jump rings Dark blue size B Nymo nylon beading thread (top row) Royal blue size B Nymo nylon beading thread (middle row) Turquoise size B Nymo nylon beading thread (bottom row)

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according to Fig. 6, with four points at the top, five points at the bottom, and the working thread at the top right. String 1A and pass through the next 1C/1B/1A/1B/ 1C; repeat three times. Pass through the A at the end of Link 1 and the following 1C/1B/1C of this link. String 1A and pass through the next 1C/1B/1A/1B/1C; repeat three times. String 1A; pass through the next 1C/1B/1C. String 1A; pass through the next 1C/1B/1A/1B/1C (Fig. 6, purple thread). Secure and trim the threads of this link. Link 4: Align 1 new link to the right of Link 2 and below Link 3, according to Fig. 6, with five points at the top, four points at the bottom, and the working thread at the bottom left. String 1A and pass through the next 1C/1B/1A/1B/1C; repeat three times. String 1A; pass through the next 1C/1B/1C. Pass through the nearest A of Link 3 and the next 1C/1B/1A/1B/1C of this link; repeat three times. Pass through the nearest A of Link 3, the next 1C/1B/1C of this link, the A at the end of Link 2, and the next 1C/1B/1A/1B/1C of this link (Fig. 6, green thread). Secure and trim the threads of this link. Link 5: Align 1 new link to the right of Link 3, according to Fig. 6, with five points at the top, four points at the bottom, and the working thread at the bottom left. String 1A and pass through the next 1C/1B/1A/1B/1C; repeat three times. String 1A; pass through the next 1C/1B/1C. String 1A and pass through the next 1C/1B/1A/1B/1C; repeat three times. String 1A; pass through the nearest 1C/1B/1C of this link, the A at the end of Link 3, and the following 1C/1B/1A/1B/1C of this link (Fig. 6, blue thread). Secure and trim the threads of this link. Link 6: Align 1 new link to the right of Link 4 and below Link 5, according to Fig. 6, with

four points at the top, five points at the bottom, and the working thread at the top right. Pass through the nearest A of Link 5 and the next 1C/1B/1A/1B/1C of this link; repeat three times. Pass through the A at the end of Link 4 and the next 1C/1B/1C of this link. String 1A and pass through the next 1C/1B/1A/1B/1C; repeat three times. String 1A; pass through the next 1C/1B/1C. String 1A; pass through the next 1C/1B/ 1A/1B/1C (Fig. 6, red thread). Secure and trim the threads of this link. Link 7: Align 1 new link to the right of Link 5. Repeat Link 3, adding 1D at the end instead of 1A. Link 8: Align 1 new link to the right of Link 6 and below Link 7. Repeat Link 4, adding 1D at the end instead of 1A. 3) FINISH. Attach one 4mm jump ring to 1D

at one end of the bracelet; repeat. Use one 6mm jump ring to attach 1 loop of one half of the clasp to one previous 4mm jump ring; repeat. Repeat this entire step to attach the second half of the clasp to the other end of the bracelet, taking care that the clasp is positioned to close properly. PATRICIA VERRIER took up beadwork as a

hobby in the late 1990s. She took a short break to complete a couple of astrophysics degrees, but she now spends most of her free time making beadwork polyhedra. Contact Patricia via email at patricia@beadmechanics.com or through her website, www.beadmechanics.com. RESOURCES Check your favorite bead retailer or contact: Miyuki seed beads: Caravan Beads, (800) 230-8941, www.caravanbeads .com. Clasps, jump rings, and thread: Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, (800) 355-2137, www.iremountaingems.com. ●

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PHOTOS: COURTESY OF MELINDA BARTA

Melinda Barta Melinda Barta is a former editor of Beadwork magazine and the author of six bead-weaving books. She is a talented beadwork designer who has filmed many instructional videos and taught at bead shows throughout the United States. We’re excited to have Melinda as one of our 2018 Designers of the Year! (See page 22.) Learn about her early beginnings as a beader and discover her favorite stitch. Q: How did you get started beading? A: I have always enjoyed working with my hands and loved all crafts as a child. When I was eight or nine years old, I found a souvenir daisy-chain bracelet, analyzed the thread path, and re-created several of my own. I particularly loved decoding the puzzle of the thread path. However, my true addiction to beads didn’t start until I was pursuing my degree in fiber arts and later while working for Jewelry Stringing and Beadwork magazines. Q: Where do you get your design ideas? A: The process of beading is what fuels my love for the craft, so I often start with whichever stitch I’m in the mood for. It’s common for me to say to myself, “I haven’t done herringbone in a while, what can I create?” If a technique doesn’t inspire me, I rely on experimenting with different materials. As a Starman TrendSetter and consultant for Starman Wholesale, I’m fortunate enough to get factory-direct prototypes and see what develops from playing! My Crossroads Cuff was the product of playing with three-hole CzechMates Beams.

Q: Do you plan your designs in advance? A: Planning usually comes mid-project. First, I need time to just let the creativity flow, but before I get too far I stop to see where the piece is going. I’m known to photocopy my beaded bits and plan out the rest of the project by cutting and pasting. For component-based designs, this can save a lot of time!

Q: How do you get out of a creative rut? A: I take a break—sometimes a long break. Several months might go by when I don’t complete anything. I can get impatient with designing, so if something isn’t headed in a good direction, I walk away instead of trying to fight it. Q: How do you approach the use of color in your designs? A: Even with several cabinets of beads to choose from, I still find color to be challenging and often play it safe by pairing metallic bronze with my favorite colors (blues, greens, deep purples, and sometimes mauve). I also strive for contrasting finishes, allowing metallic beads to shine against matte beads. I rarely work with transparent beads because I want the beads to

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be the star of the show, not the thread or bead holes. With two young kids and little free time to bead, I don’t often take the time to branch out in new colorways. For now, I have to stick to what works—but perhaps when my kids are older I’ll have more time to experiment with color! Q: What’s your favorite stitch or technique? A: I’m currently obsessed with working cubic right-angle weave (CRAW) with TOHO Demi Rounds. Demis are perfect for this stitch! Two of my Designer of the Year projects feature this combination, as do my Band of Baubles bracelet and Demi Deluxe bangle. Q: What was the inspiration for your 2018 Designer of the Year projects? A: My February/March Tic-Tac-Toe Cuff and my June/July Freyja Necklace (page 22) share my love of using CRAW with TOHO Demi Rounds. For my April/May Avonlea Bracelet, my goal was to share a somewhat romantic design for spring that features a lot of positive and negative space. Q: What do you enjoy doing when you’re not beading? A: I love spending time with my family and being outdoors. I’ve also had a lot of fun building a new shop on Etsy, redesigning my website, and working with my artistic friend Ren Burke of Bird in Hand Studio (www.birdinhandstudio.com) to create my own logo. To see more of Melinda’s work, visit her Etsy site, www.melindabartastudio .etsy.com, and her website, www.melinda barta.com.

Melinda’s Beading Space Learn how Melinda organizes her stash and where she most loves to bead. Q: Where is your current workspace located? A: Although I moved into a new house over a year ago, I still have a lot of craft supplies in boxes, most of which are in the basement. In my upstairs office, I have shelves full of inprogress projects and, of course, lots of remains of finished projects that need to be put away! Q: How is your bead studio organized? A: I have one tall rolling cart with drawers full of seed beads organized in color groups and one short rolling cart full of shaped beads. Pearls, Lucite, stones, findings, and more are organized in plastic

containers from Home Depot that are meant for holding nails, etc. Q: What do you love about your beading space? A: I love the view, the amount of natural light, and the quietness! My family lives in the mountains of Colorado at 8,500 feet, so I’m very fortunate to enjoy a beautiful, peaceful environment. One early morning I found a coyote barking just outside the office window, and we’ve also seen wild turkeys, bears, foxes, and herds of up to 65 elk right in our backyard! Q: What would you change about your bead studio if you could?

A: I would put it on four wheels! With two kids, work, and my Etsy shop and website to keep me busy, my best beading sessions are those done on road trips. I’m most productive while my husband is driving and the kids are busy coloring or reading in the back of the car. Plus, there aren’t any dirty dishes calling my name while we’re on the road! Q: What’s your favorite beading tool? A: My Tulip beading awl. It’s great for untying knots and, most importantly, it’s the safest and most reliable tool for breaking away unwanted beads. ●

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Freyja Necklace

MELINDA BARTA

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Work two straps with cubic right-angle weave and Demi Rounds, then join them with pressed-glass rondelles to create this truly elegant, understated necklace. 1) INSIDE STRAP. Use cubic right-angle

weave to create the inner strap of the V-shaped center: Cube 1, Bottom: Use 6' of thread to string {1C and 1B} four times, leaving a 6" tail. Pass through the beads again to form a tight circle; use the working and tail threads to tie a square knot and pass through the first C strung (Fig. 1, orange thread). Cube 1, Face 1: Note: Skip over the previously added B when working the rest of the cube. String 3C; pass through the last C exited and the next C at the bottom of this cube (Fig. 1, green thread). Cube 1, Face 2: String 2C; pass down through the nearest C of the previous face and pass through the last C exited at the bottom of this cube and the next C (Fig. 1, blue thread). Cube 1, Face 3: Repeat Cube 1, Face 2. Pass up through the nearest C of the first face in this cube (Fig. 1, red thread). Cube 1, Face 4 and Top: String 1C; pass down through the nearest C of the previous face, pass through the last C exited at the bottom of this cube, pass up through the next C of the first face in this cube, and pass through the last C added (Fig. 2, blue thread). Pass through the next 4C at the top of this cube to close the top (Fig. 2, red thread).

Cube 1, Embellishment: String 1B and pass

through the next top C; repeat three times and pull snug to close the top (Fig. 3). Cube 2, Faces 1–4, Top, and Embellishment: Note: The C at the top of

TECHNIQUES

Cubic right-angle weave Circular peyote stitch PROJECT LEVEL £££

the previous cube will act as the bottom C of this cube. Repeat Cube 1, Faces 1–4, Top, and Embellishment. Cubes 3–38: Repeat Cube 2 thirty-six times. Exit from a side C of Cube 38. Cubes 39–75: Repeat Cube 2 thirty-seven times, working the first cube off of the left side of Cube 38 to form an L shape (Fig. 4; bird’s eye view shown for clarity). Note: Each half of the inside strap has 37 cubes, plus 1 cube (Cube 38) joining them at the point of the V. Secure the threads and trim. Set aside.

MATERIALS

2) OUTSIDE STRAP. Leaving a 2' tail,

TOOLS

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0.5 g metallic bronze size 15° Japanese seed beads (A) 7 g metallic black cherry size 11° Japanese seed beads (B) 8 g metallic bronze size 8° Demi Round seed beads (C) 156 metallic bronze 3mm pressed-glass rounds (D) 12 light amethyst 8×6mm fire-polished rondelles (E) 1 antiqued brass 14mm shank button 1 antiqued brass 6mm jump ring Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread Scissors Size 11 beading needle FINISHED SIZE

17¾" (inside strap)

Fig. 1: Working Cube 1, Bottom and Faces 1–3

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Fig. 3: Working Cube 1, Embellishment

Fig. 4: Forming the V-shape center of the inside strap

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Inside Strap

Outside Strap

Fig. 5: Working the strap ends

artist’s tip If using a different size button, test the size of Step 7, Round 1 before working Round 2 and adjust the number of beads as needed.

3) STRAP ENDS. Join the ends with cubic right-angle weave: Cube 1: Lay the straps on your work surface with the shorter strap to the inside and the center Vs pointing toward you. Weave the thread on the right end of the outside strap through beads to exit the inside edge of the end cube. Repeat Cube 1, Faces 1–4, Top, and Embellishment (Fig. 5, blue thread; bird’s eye view shown for clarity). Cube 2 (join): Repeat Cube 1, Faces 1–4 and Top, this time connecting to the nearest face of the inside strap (Fig. 5, red thread). Note: You don’t need to string top beads for Faces 1–4 because you’ll be passing through the C of the inside strap while working this connecting cube. Secure the working thread and trim. Repeat this entire step to connect the other two ends, using the outside strap’s remaining thread and making sure the straps aren’t twisted.

5) STRANDS. Finish the back of the neck4) RONDELLES. Join the straps with

rondelles: Rondelle 1: Start 6' of new thread that exits

up through the inside horizontal C between Cubes 6 and 7 of the outside strap. String 1E; pass down through the inside horizontal C between Cubes 6 and 7 on the inside strap. Pass back through the E, then pass up through the first C exited

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(Fig. 6). Repeat the thread path and weave through beads on the inside edge of the outside strap to exit the horizontal C between Cubes 12 and 13. Note: Use this same technique to connect horizontal C beads and add additional E in the following joins. Rondelle 2: Join Outside Strap, Cubes 12/13 and Inside Strap, Cubes 12/13. Rondelle 3: Join Outside Strap, Cubes 18/19 and Inside Strap, Cubes 18/19. Rondelle 4: Join Outside Strap, Cubes 24/25 and Inside Strap, Cubes 24/25. Rondelle 5: Join Outside Strap, Cubes 31/32 and Inside Strap, Cubes 30/31. Note: This shift in how the joins are spaced creates a slight curve for the center of the necklace. Rondelle 6: Join Outside Strap, Cubes 37/38 and Inside Strap, Cubes 36/37. Secure the thread and trim. Repeat this entire step on the other half of the necklace.

lace with beaded strands: Strand 1: Start 3' of new thread that exits the outside horizontal C of the outside strap’s Cube 1. String 27D and 6A; skip the 6A and pass back through all of the D. Pass through the last C exited and repeat the thread path. Weave through beads to exit the center horizontal C of the strap end.

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OPTION FOR A QUICKER VERSION OF THIS PROJECT, WORK SHORTER BEADED STRAPS AND HANG THE FOCAL FROM CHAIN INSTEAD OF STITCHING BEADED STRANDS.

Strand 2: String 26D and 6A; skip the 6A and

pass back through all of the D. Pass through the last C exited and repeat the thread path. Weave through beads to exit the outside horizontal C of the inside strap’s Cube 1. Strand 3: String 25D and 6A; skip the 6A and pass back through all of the D. Pass through the last C exited and repeat the thread path. Secure the thread and trim. Repeat this entire step at the other end of the focal.

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Fig. 6: Adding Rondelle 1

7) BUTTON LOOP. Use circular peyote

stitch to form the button loop: Round 1: Start 2' of new thread that exits from the first 4A of the remaining Strand 1. String 1A; pass through the center 2A of Strand 2. String 1A; pass through the center 2A of Strand 3. String 25A; pass through

the center 2A of Strand 3 and weave through beads to exit the first A of the set of 25A (Fig. 7, blue thread). Round 2: String 1A, then skip the next A of Round 1 and pass through the following A; repeat eleven times (Fig. 7, red thread). Repeat the thread path to reinforce. Secure the thread and trim. MELINDA BARTA is a former editor of

Beadwork magazine and the author of six books published by Interweave. She has filmed many instructional DVDs on bead-weaving techniques, taught at craft schools and bead shows nationwide, and shared her love of crafting on DIY, PBS, HGTV, Style, and local television networks. Melinda is currently a consultant for Starman, Inc., and a Starman TrendSetter. Visit www.melindabarta.com and www.melinda bartastudio.etsy.com. RESOURCES Check your favorite bead

retailer or contact: Size 11° seed beads: Bead Haven, (989) 652-3566, www.bead haven.com. Size 15° seed beads: Beyond Beadery, (800) 840-5548, www.beyond beadery.com. Demi Round seed beads, pressed-glass rounds, ire-polished rondelles, and thread: Fusion Beads, (888) 781-3559, www.fusionbeads.com. Similar button: Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, (800) 355-2137, www.iremountaingems.com. ●

Alternate Colorway Materials 2.5 g metallic black cherry size 11° Japanese seed beads (B) 3 g metallic green iris size 8° Demi Round seed beads (C) 10 erinite 7×5mm fire-polished rondelles (E) 26" of antiqued copper 4×3mm curb chain 1 gunmetal 7×14mm ball-andsocket clasp 2 gunmetal 6mm jump rings Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread

Fig. 7: Creating the clasp loop

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Into the Hive Cuff

LAURA GRAHAM

designer of the year

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Create a buzz with this bold geometric cuff featuring Honeycomb beads.

1) BANDS. Use variations of ladder stitch and right-angle weave to create 2 bands: Row 1, Unit 1: Use 12' of thread to string {1D, 1A, 1B, 1A} twice, leaving a 6" tail. Pass through the beads again to form a tight circle. Use the working and tail threads to tie a square knot. Repeat the thread path, skipping the B. Weave through beads, again skipping the B, to exit back through the last D added (right hole, bottom to top) (Fig. 1, purple thread). Row 1, Units 2–23: String 1A, 1B, 1A, 1D, 1A, 1B, and 1A; pass through the last D exited (right hole, bottom to top). Repeat the thread path, skipping the B. Weave through beads, again skipping the B, to exit back through the last D added (right hole, bottom to top). Repeat this unit twenty-two times (Fig. 1, blue thread). Row 1, Unit 24: Repeat Row 1, Unit 2, this time exiting toward the beadwork from the second B added (Fig. 1, red thread). Row 2, Unit 1: String {1C and 1B} three times. String 1C; pass through the last B exited. Pass through all of the C again, skipping the B; pull the thread tight. Pass through the next 1C/1B (Fig. 2, orange thread).

Fig. 1: Stitching Row 1

Row 2, Unit 2: String {1C and 1B} twice.

TECHNIQUES

String 1C; pass back through the next B of Row 1 (Fig. 2, purple thread). String 1C; pass through the nearest B of the previous unit. Pass through all of the C again, skipping the B; pull the thread tight. Pass through the next 1C/1C/1B (Fig. 2, green thread). Row 2, Unit 3: String 1C; pass through the next B of Row 1. String {1C and 1B} twice. String 1C; pass through the nearest B of the previous unit (Fig. 2, blue thread). Pass through all of the C again, skipping the B; pull the thread tight. Pass through the next 1C/1C/1B (Fig. 2, red thread). Row 2, Units 4–24: Repeat Units 2 and 3 ten times. Repeat Unit 2 again; pass through the nearest C and turn around by passing under the nearest connecting threads of the previous row, then weave through beads to exit toward the beadwork from the bottom B of the last unit added (Fig. 3, purple thread).

Right-angle weave variation Ladder stitch variation Fringe PROJECT LEVEL ££¡ MATERIALS

1 g teal galvanized permanent-finish size 15° Japanese seed beads (A) 3 g dark seafoam galvanized Duracoat size 11° Japanese seed beads (B) 10 g pastel petrol 2.5×3mm Minos par Puca beads (C) 50 motley viridian 6mm 2-hole Honeycomb beads (D) 22 alabaster pastel petrol 6mm 2-hole cabochons (E) 46 erinite 4mm crystal bicones (F) 1 silver 17mm toggle clasp Smoke 8 lb FireLine braided beading thread TOOLS

Scissors or thread burner Size 11 beading needle FINISHED SIZE

6¾"

Fig. 2: Adding Row 2

Fig. 3: Working Row 3

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Fig. 4: Connecting the strips

artist’s tips ❯ Check all the holes of the Czech beads for chips and plugs before using them. ❯ Use medium tension throughout to prevent the bands from curling. ❯ Because the B block the holes of the C, you may need to switch to a size 12 needle to complete Row 2. ❯ In Row 3, optional size 15° seed beads can be added to fill in gaps between the B and F. ❯ If you adjust the length of the bracelet and use an even number of Honeycomb beads in each row, you can avoid the turnaround in Fig. 3.

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Row 3: String 1B, 1F, and 1B; skip the last B

strung and pass back through the F just added. String 1B; pass through the next B of Row 2. Repeat from the beginning of this row twenty-two times (Fig. 3, blue thread). Weave through Row 2, Unit 1 to exit back through the last B added (Fig. 3, red thread). Repeat the thread path of Row 3 to reinforce, exiting toward the beadwork from the second B added in this row. Set aside. Repeat this entire step to create a second band. 2) CONNECTION. Note: Take care to add all E faceup. Rotate the first band so that Row 3 is positioned at the top and so that the 2 bands are parallel on your work surface. String 1E and pass through the next B; repeat twenty-one times. String 3B; pass through

the next B on the second band (Fig. 4, blue thread). Pass back through the open hole of the next E and the next B; repeat twenty-one times. String 3B; pass through the next B on the first band. Repeat the thread path of this entire step to reinforce, skipping the center B of each 3B added, then weave through beads to exit from the second B added in this step (Fig. 4, red thread). 3) CLASP. String 3B, the toggle half of the

clasp, and 3B; pass through the last B exited (Fig. 5, blue thread) and repeat the thread path to reinforce. Weave through beads to exit the end B on the other end of the band, then string 3B, the ring half of the clasp, and 3B; pass through the last B exited (Fig. 5, red thread). Repeat the thread path of the loop to reinforce. Secure the threads and trim.

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Alternate Colorway Materials SILVER/BLUE

1 g matte metallic antique silver size 15° Japanese seed beads (A) 3 g silver-lined smoke gray opal dyed alabaster size 11° Japanese seed beads (B) 10 g matte metallic beige 2.5×3mm Minos par Puca beads (C) 52 pastel Montana blue 6mm 2-hole Honeycomb beads (D) 23 pastel Montana blue 6mm 2-hole cabochons (E) 48 crystal moonlight 4mm crystal bicones (F) 1 silver 15mm toggle clasp Crystal 8 lb FireLine braided beading thread PURPLE

1 g lilac gold luster size 15° Japanese seed beads (A) 3 g galvanized eggplant Duracoat size 11° Japanese seed beads (B) 10 g pastel lilac 2.5×3mm Minos par Puca beads (C) 52 tanzanite vega 6mm 2-hole Honeycomb beads (D) 23 pastel lilac 6mm 2-hole cabochons (E) 48 amethyst 4mm crystal bicones (F) 1 copper 18mm toggle clasp Smoke 8 lb FireLine braided beading thread

LAURA GRAHAM started beading in 2007 after being diagnosed with lupus. She started designing and teaching bead weaving in 2014, has been featured in many publications and advertisements, and is a proud member of the BeadSmith Inspiration Squad. She lives in Las Vegas with her husband. Contact her at www .desertstarcreations.etsy.com or at laura@ desertstarcreations.com.

RESOURCES Check your favorite bead

retailer or contact: Size 15° Toho seed beads, Minos par Puca beads, Honeycomb beads, and 6mm 2-hole cabochons: Red Panda Beads, www.redpandabeads.com. Size 11° Miyuki seed beads: Artbeads.com, (866) 715-2323. All other materials: Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, (800) 355-2137, www.iremountain gems.com. Kits: Desert Star Creations, www .desertstarcreations.etsy.com. ●

Fig. 5: Attaching the clasp

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2018

Sedona Sunset Bracelet

SHANNA STEELE

designer of the year

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Use two-needle circular peyote stitch to create this stunning bracelet, with an aesthetic inspired by Native American handmade jewelry and conchos. 1) ROW 1. Use 2-needle circular peyote stitch and SuperDuos to weave the first row: Unit 1, Center: Place a needle at each end of 5' of thread. String 1B to the center of the thread. Use the left needle to string 1E; pass the right needle through the same E. Use the left needle to string 1B; use the right needle to pass back through the same hole of the last B strung (Fig. 1). Note: Because of the nature of 2-needle circular peyote stitch, the needles will switch left and right positions. Don’t switch needles unless instructed. Unit 1, Round 1: Use the right needle to string 6B and pass through the next B (inside hole), then string 6B and pass through the first B exited (inside then outside holes) (Fig. 2, blue thread). Use the needle not yet used in this round to pass back through the next 13B (inside holes)

Fig. 1: Stitching Row 1, Unit 1, Center

Fig. 2: Adding Row 1, Unit 1, Round 1

and the first B exited (inside then outside holes) (Fig. 2, red thread). Unit 1, Round 2: Use the right needle to string 1C and pass through the next B (outside hole); repeat thirteen times. Pass through the first C added (inside then outside holes) (Fig. 3, blue thread). Use the needle not yet used in this round to pass back through the C (inside holes) of this round and the B (outside holes) of Round 1 and the last C added (inside then outside holes) (Fig. 3, red thread). Unit 2, Center: Use the left needle to string 1B; pass back through the second hole of the same B (Fig. 4, purple thread). Use the right needle to pass back through the last B added (first then second holes) (Fig. 4, green thread). Use the right needle to string 1E and 1B (Fig. 4, blue thread). Use the left needle to pass through the E just added and back through the last B (first hole) added (Fig. 4, red thread). Unit 2, Round 1: Repeat Unit 1, Round 1. Unit 2, Round 2: Use the right needle to string 1C and pass through the next B (outside hole); repeat five times. Pass through 1C (outside hole) of the previous unit and through the next B (outside hole) of Round 1; repeat. String 1C and pass through the next B (outside hole); repeat five times. Pass through the first C added (inside then outside holes) (Fig. 5, blue

Fig. 3: Weaving Row 1, Unit 1, Round 2

TECHNIQUES

Two-needle circular and flat peyote stitches PROJECT LEVEL ££¡ MATERIALS

2 g galvanized saffron permanent-finish size 11° Japanese seed beads (A) 14 g matte metallic copper 5×2.5mm 2-hole SuperDuos (B) 11 g matte dark bronze 5×2.5mm 2-hole SuperDuos (C) 30 turquoise 4mm howlite rounds (D) 16 turquoise 8mm howlite rounds (E) 1 antiqued copper 15mm toggle clasp Black 6 lb Wildfire thermally bonded beading thread TOOLS

Scissors 2 size 11 beading needles FINISHED SIZE

7¾"

thread). Use the needle not yet used in this round to pass back through the C (inside holes) of this round and the B (outside holes) of Round 1 and the last C added (inside then outside holes) (Fig. 5, red thread). Units 3–8: Repeat Row 1, Unit 2 six times. Secure the threads and trim.

Fig. 4: Adding Row 1, Unit 2, Center

Fig. 5: Stitching Row 1, Unit 2, Round 2

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2) ROW 2. Use 2-needle circular peyote

stitch to create and connect Row 2: Unit 1, Center: Repeat Row 1, Unit 1, Center. Unit 1, Round 1: Repeat Row 1, Unit 1, Round 1. Unit 1, Round 2: With Row 1 vertical on your work surface, align this unit on the right side of Row 1, Unit 8. Use the left needle to string 1C and pass through the next B (outside hole); repeat. Pass through the topright corner C (outside hole) of Row 1, Unit 8 and through the next B (outside hole) of Row 2. Pass through the next C (outside hole) of Row 1, Unit 8 and through the next B (outside hole) of Row 2; repeat. String 1C and pass through the next B (outside hole); repeat (Fig. 6, purple thread). Use the right needle to string 1C and pass through the next B (outside hole); repeat six times (Fig. 6, green thread). Using the same needle, pass through the next C (inside then outside holes) (Fig. 6, blue thread). Use the other (now rightmost) needle to pass through the next C (inside then outside holes) (Fig. 6, red thread). Unit 2, Center: Repeat Row 1, Unit 2, Center. Unit 2, Round 1: Repeat Row 1, Unit 1, Round 1. Unit 2, Round 2: Use the left needle to string 1C and pass through the next B

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(outside hole); repeat. Pass through the nearest C (outside hole) of Row 1 and through the next B (outside hole) of Row 2; repeat twice. String 1C; pass through the next B (outside hole). Pass through the nearest C (outside hole) of the previous unit and through the next B (outside hole) of Round 2; repeat. String 1C and pass through the next B (outside hole); repeat five times. Pass through the first C added (inside then outside holes) (Fig. 7, blue thread). Use the needle not yet used in this round to pass back through the C (inside holes) of this round and the B (outside holes) of Round 1 and the last C added (inside then outside holes) (Fig. 7, red thread). Units 3–8: Repeat Row 2, Unit 2 six times. Secure the threads and trim. 3) EMBELLISHMENT. Note: The labels

through the nearest centerline C (right hole) (Fig. 8, purple thread). Use the needle not yet used in this round to pass through the first D added and through the nearest C (inside hole) of Row 2. String 1D; pass through the next C (inside hole) of Row 2. Pass through the second D added in this step and through the nearest centerline C (right then left holes). Pass back through the second D added and the nearest C (inside hole) of Row 1. String 1D; pass through the next C (inside hole) of Row 1. Pass back through the first D added and through the nearest C (left hole) (Fig. 8, green thread). Weave through beads to exit from the right hole of the third centerline C in the next set of 3C (Fig. 8, blue thread); repeat using the other needle to exit from the left hole of the same centerline C (Fig. 8, red thread). Repeat this entire step six times to embellish the entire band. Secure the threads and trim.

“inside” and “outside” for the holes of the B and C are in relation to the center of the embellishment, not the units. Place a needle at each end of 3' of new thread. Use the left needle to center the thread on the third centerline C from the bottom center of the band, exiting toward the beadwork. Use the left needle to string 1D; pass through the nearest C (inside hole) of Row 1. String 1B; pass through the next C (inside hole) of Row 1. String 1D; pass through the nearest centerline C (left then right holes). Pass back through the last D added and through the nearest C (inside hole) of Row 2. Pass back through the last B added (right hole) and through the nearest C (inside hole) of Row 2. Pass back through the first D added and

4) FINISHING. Place a needle at each end of 3' of new thread. String one half of the toggle clasp to the center of the thread. Use the left needle to string 1A; pass the right needle through the same A. Use each needle to string 3A. Use the left needle to string 1D; use the right needle to pass back through the same D. (Fig. 9, purple thread). Repeat the thread path to reinforce. Use the left needle to pass through the nearest C (outside hole) of Row 1. *String 2A and pass through the next C (outside hole); repeat six times. String 1A; pass through the next C (outside hole) of the next unit. Repeat from * six times. Use the left needle to string 2A and pass through the next C (outside hole); repeat six times (Fig. 9,

Fig. 6: Adding Row 2, Unit 1, Round 2

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Fig. 7: Weaving Row 2, Unit 2, Round 2

green thread).** Use the right needle to repeat from * to ** to embellish the other side of the band (Fig. 9, blue thread). Use the right needle to string 1D; use the left needle to pass back through the same D. Use each needle to string 3A. Use the left needle to string 1A; pass the right needle through the same A. Use the left needle to string the other half of the clasp; use the right needle to pass back through the same half of the toggle clasp just added (Fig. 9, red thread). Repeat the thread path to reinforce. Secure the threads and trim. SHANNA STEELE is a self-taught jewelry designer who worked for many years as an instructional designer and purchasing/product manager in the bead and jewelry supply industry. She lives in Fort Worth, Texas, with her husband, their toddler, two dogs, and a room full of beads. To see more of Shanna’s designs and purchase PDF instructions and kits of some of her favorite projects, visit www.steelemagnolia designs.com.

Fig. 8: Adding the embellishments

RESOURCES Check your favorite bead retailer or contact: Miyuki seed beads and SuperDuos: Auntie’s Beads Direct, direct .auntiesbeads.com. Howlite rounds: Bead Buddies, (813) 671-4375, www.bead3.com. Clasp and thread: Fusion Beads, (888) 781-3559, www.fusionbeads.com. ●

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Fig. 9: Finishing and attaching the clasp

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Keystone Mandala Pendant

SILKE STEUERNAGEL

Transform a sparkling crystal rivoli and a dazzling mix of glass and crystal beads into a pendant as mesmerizing as a kaleidoscope mandala.

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TECHNIQUES

Tubular and circular netting Herringbone stitch PROJECT LEVEL £££ MATERIALS

1 g semi-glazed dark red rainbow size 15° seed beads (A) 2 g dark topaz rainbow frosted transparent size 11° seed beads (B) 24 matte metallic antique copper 6mm 4-hole QuadraTiles (C) 8 halo Verona 6mm 2-hole CzechMates tiles (D) 8 green ultra-luster opaque 7mm 2-hole CzechMates cabochons (E) 24 topaz 10×3mm 2-hole crescent beads (F) 8 red magma 4mm crystal bicones (G) 8 copper 7×13mm crystal keystone beads (H) 1 foil-back peridot 14mm crystal rivoli 8 halo ethereal sandalwood 3mm firepolished rounds (J) 24 green luster opaque 3mm English-cut rounds (K) Crystal 4 lb FireLine braided beading thread TOOLS

Scissors Size 12 beading needle FINISHED SIZE

2"

1) PENDANT. Use tubular and circular

netting to stitch the pendant: Round 1: Use 6' of thread to string the narrow end of 1H and 1C; repeat seven times, leaving a 4" tail. Pass through the beads (same holes) again to form a tight circle; use the working and tail threads to tie a square knot and pass through the first 1H (first hole) and 1C (first/bottom hole). Note: Position the C like a diamond, with the first hole strung at the bottom, one hole at the front, one hole at the back, and one hole at the top. Pass back through the adjacent hole at the back of the C (Fig. 1). Flip the beadwork over. Round 2: String 3B and pass through the next C (back hole); repeat seven times. Pass back through the last C exited (top then front holes) (Fig. 2). Flip the beadwork over. Round 3: String 3B and pass through the next C (front hole); repeat seven times. Pass through the first 2B of this round (Fig. 3, orange thread). Round 4: Using loose tension, string 3B and pass through the second B of the next 3B set in Round 3; repeat seven times. Pass through the first 2B of this round (Fig. 3, purple thread). Insert the rivoli faceup into the beadwork and snug the beads of this round over the front of the rivoli.

Back

Round 5: String 1J and pass through the sec-

ond B of the next 3B set in Round 4; repeat seven times, snugging the beads of this round over the front of the rivoli. Pass through the first J of this round (Fig. 3, green thread; rivoli removed for clarity). Pass through the 8J of this round, skipping the B and snugging the beads (Fig. 3, blue thread); repeat the thread path to reinforce. Weave through beads to exit from the top hole of the nearest C (Fig. 3, red thread). Round 6: String 1A, 2B, and 1C; pass through the second (wide) hole of the next H (Fig. 4, orange thread). *String 1C, 2B, and 1A; pass through the nearest C (top hole) of Round 1. String 1A; pass back through the last B added and pass through the next B. String 1C; pass through the

Fig. 1: Forming Round 1

artist’s tips ❯ Take care to inspect the shaped beads for sharp or plugged holes or damaged surfaces before stringing them into the beadwork.

Fig. 2: Stitching Round 2

❯ If there’s too much thread showing between the J of Round 5, add 1A between the J. ❯ String the pendant on a leather cord with a sliding knot. Learn how at www.interweave.com/ article/beading/learn-how-to-tiea-sliding-knot.

Fig. 3: Working Rounds 3–5

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Fig. 4: Adding Round 6

Fig. 5: Forming Round 7

next H (wide hole) (Fig. 4, green thread). Repeat from * six times (Fig. 4, blue thread). String 1C; pass back through the first 2B of this round. String 1A; pass through the nearest C (top hole) of Round 1. Pass through the next 1A/2B/1C (first/bottom hole). Note: Positioning the C like a diamond with the first hole at the bottom, one hole at the front, one hole at the back, and one hole at the top, pass back through the front hole of the last C exited (Fig. 4, red thread). Round 7: String 1K and pass through the next C (front hole), then string 1A, 1D, and 1A and pass through the following C (front hole) (Fig. 5, orange thread);

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Fig. 6: Stitching Rounds 8 and 9

repeat seven times (Fig. 5, blue thread). Weave through beads to exit from the first then second holes of the first D added (Fig. 5, red thread). Flip the beadwork over. Round 8: String 1A; pass through the next C (back hole). String 1B; pass through the next C (back hole). String 1A; pass through the next D (second hole) (Fig. 6, turquoise thread). Repeat from the beginning of this round seven times (Fig. 6, orange thread). Round 9: String 1A; pass through the next C (top hole). String 1B; pass through the next C (top hole). String 1A; pass through the next D (second hole) (Fig. 6, purple

thread). Repeat from the beginning of this round seven times (Fig. 6, blue thread). Pass through the first A of this round and the next 1C (top hole), 1B, and 1C (top hole) (Fig. 6, red thread). Flip the beadwork over. Round 10: Note: Take care to string each E so that the round side faces the front. String 1A, 1B, 1E, 1B, and 1A and pass through the next 1C (top hole), 1B, and 1C (top hole) (Fig. 7, blue thread); repeat seven times. Pass through the first 1A/1B/1E (first hole) (Fig. 7, red thread). Round 11: Note: Lay the F vertically on your work surface with the inside curve facing right; the convex side of the F should face

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Fig. 7: Working Round 10

the front. String 1B, 1F (bottom hole), 1A, 1F (bottom hole), 1A, 1F (bottom hole), and 1B and pass through the next E (first hole) of the previous round (Fig. 8, turquoise thread); repeat seven times. Pass through the second hole of the last E exited (Fig. 8, purple thread). Round 12: String 1B; pass through the second (outside) hole of the next F. String 1K and pass through the next F (outside hole); repeat. String 1B; pass through the next E (second hole) (Fig. 8, blue thread). Repeat from the beginning of this round seven times. Pass through the first B of this round and the next F (outside then inside holes) (Fig. 8, red thread).

Fig. 8: Adding Rounds 11 and 12

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Fig. 9: Forming Round 13

Alternate Colorway Materials GREEN/PINK

1 g bronze size 15° seed beads (A) 2 g metallic nebula size 11° seed beads (B) 24 sueded gold Atlantis green 6mm 4-hole QuadraTiles (C) 8 halo madder rose 6mm 2-hole CzechMates tiles (D) 8 white opaque luster 7mm 2-hole CzechMates cabochons (E) 24 metallic emerald saturated 10×3mm 2-hole crescent beads (F) 8 halo ethereal madder rose 4mm fire-polished rounds (G) 8 crystal silver shade 7×13mm crystal keystone beads (H) 1 foil-back black diamond 14mm crystal rivoli 8 halo ethereal heavens 3mm fire-polished rounds (J) Crystal 4 lb FireLine braided beading thread BLACK

1 g jet opaque size 15° seed beads (A) 2 g aluminum galvanized permanentfinish size 11° seed beads (B) 24 matte purple opaque 6mm 4-hole QuadraTiles (C) 8 hematite 6mm 2-hole CzechMates tiles (D) 8 jet 7mm 2-hole CzechMates cabochons (E) 24 Rosaline iris luster 10×3mm 2-hole crescent beads (F) 8 jet 4mm crystal bicones (G) 8 burgundy 7×13mm crystal keystone beads (H) 1 foil-back light rose 14mm crystal rivoli 8 metallic pink suede 3mm fire-polished rounds (J) 24 mocca AB 3mm crystal bicones (K) Crystal 4 lb FireLine braided beading thread

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Fig. 10: Starting the bail

Fig. 11: Finishing the bail

Round 13: String 1A, 1B, and 1A; pass through

shown). String 2B; pass through all the beads on the right side of the herringbone strip, the next 2B at the front of the beadwork, the E (top hole), the next 2B, and all the beads on the other side of the herringbone strip to reinforce (Fig. 11, red thread). Secure and trim the threads.

the nearest K of Round 7. String 1A, 1B, 1G, and 1A; pass through the nearest C (front hole) of Round 1 (Fig. 9, yellow thread). String 1A; pass back through the last 1G/1B. String 1A; pass back through the last K exited. String 1A, 1B, and 1A; pass through the second F (bottom hole) from the F exited, toward the last F exited, and weave through beads to exit from the fifth F (bottom hole) from the F just exited (Fig. 9, green thread). Repeat from the beginning of this round seven times (Fig. 9, blue thread). Pass through the next 1B/1E (first then second holes) (Fig. 9, red thread).

SILKE STEUERNAGEL is a German beadweaving author, editor, and illustrator. She’s a member of the Starman TrendSetter team, and she sells tutorials and kits in her Etsy shop, www.starperlen.etsy.com. Contact her via email at silke@starperlen.de. RESOURCES Check your favorite bead

2) BAIL. String 6B; pass through the last E

(second hole) exited and the first 3B strung (Fig. 10, blue thread). String 2B, pass down through the next B, then pass up through the last B exited and the first B just added (Fig. 10, red thread); repeat eight times. Flip the beadwork over and fold the strip toward the back of the last E exited, taking care that the herringbone strip isn’t twisted. String 2B; pass through the E (second hole) (Fig. 11, blue thread; back of beadwork and end of herringbone strip

retailer or contact: Seed beads, CzechMates tiles, and ire-polished rounds: Simply Beads USA, (763) 634-2920, www.simplybeads usa.com. Swarovski crystals and thread: Beadaholique, (866) 834-4618, www .beadaholique.com. QuadraTiles and crescent beads: Red Panda Beads, www .redpandabeads.com. CzechMates cabochons and English-cut rounds: Eureka Crystal Beads, (401) 603-0983, www.eureka crystalbeads.com. ●

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Create a pendant as mesmerizing as a kaleidoscope mandala!

Transform a sparkling crystal rivoli and a dazzling mix of glass and crystal beads using netting and herringbone stitch.

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Dazzling Daisies

EDGAR LOPEZ

This geometric bracelet features a base of right-angle weave and Half Tilas topped with a garden of sparkling Swarovski crystals.

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TECHNIQUES

Right-angle weave variation Peyote stitch Circular netting PROJECT LEVEL ££¡ MATERIALS

2 g 24k gold-plated size 15° seed beads (A) 5 g 24k gold-plated size 11° seed beads (B) 8 g white luster 5×2.5mm 2-hole Half Tilas (C) 144 denim blue 4mm crystal bicones (D) 150 erinite AB 4mm crystal bicones (E) Crystal 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread TOOLS

Scissors Size 11 beading needle FINISHED SIZE

6½"

1) BASE. Use a variation of right-angle weave to stitch the base: Row 1, Unit 1: Use 6' of thread to string {1B and 1C} six times, leaving a 4" tail. Pass through the beads (same holes of the C) again to form a tight circle; use the working and tail threads to tie a square knot. Weave through beads to exit from the third C (first then second holes) strung (Fig. 1, blue thread). Row 1, Unit 2: String {1B and 1C} five times. String 1B; pass through the last C (second hole) exited in the previous unit, then weave through beads to exit from the third C (first then second holes) of this unit (Fig. 1, red thread). Row 1, Units 3–15: Repeat Row 1, Unit 2 thirteen times. Row 1, Unit 16: String {1B and 1C} five times. String 1B; pass through the last C (second hole) exited in the previous unit, then weave through beads to exit from the fifth C (first then second holes) of this unit (Fig. 2, green thread).

Fig. 1: Stitching Row 1, Units 1 and 2

Fig. 2: Finishing Row 1, Unit 16 and adding Row 2, Units 1 and 2

Row 2, Unit 1: String {1B and 1C} four times.

String 1B; pass through the nearest C (second hole) of the next unit in Row 1. String 1B; pass through the last C (second hole) exited in the previous unit of Row 1. Weave through beads to exit from the fourth C (first then second holes) of this unit (Fig. 2, blue thread). Row 2, Unit 2: String {1B and 1C} three times. String 1B; pass through the nearest C (second hole) of the next unit in Row 1. String 1B; pass through the nearest C (second hole) of the previous unit of Row 1. String 1B; pass through the last C (second hole) exited in the previous unit of this row. Weave through beads to exit from the third C (first then second holes) of this unit (Fig. 2, red thread). Row 2, Units 3–15: Repeat Row 2, Unit 2 thirteen times, but on the last repeat (Row 2, Unit 15), weave through beads to exit from the third C (first hole only) of that unit. Pass through the nearest B of Row 2, Unit 15, the next C (second then first holes) of Row 1, Unit 1, and the following 1B, 1C (first hole), 1B, 1C (first hole), 1B, 1C (first hole), 1B, and 1C (first then second holes) to exit from the second C (second hole) of Row 1, Unit 1. Rotate the beadwork 180 degrees so Row 1, Unit 1 is at the right. Note: The working thread should start in the same position as the blue thread in Fig. 2. Row 3: Repeat Row 2, Units 1–15. Weave through beads to exit from the first C (second hole) of Row 3, Unit 15, away from the beadwork (see the green start dot in Fig. 3). Edges: Note: Always pass through the second (outside) hole of the C. *String 2B and pass through the next C; repeat. String 1B; pass through the next C. Repeat from * twice (Fig. 3, green thread). String 2B and pass through the next C, then string 1B and pass through the following C; repeat twelve times (Fig. 3, blue thread). Repeat from *. Pass through the first hole of the last C exited (Fig. 3, red thread).

Fig. 3: Working the Edges

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artist’s tips ❯ Use relaxed tension when stitching the bracelet base. This will make it easier to add the bicone embellishments. Adding the bicones will also tighten the beadwork adequately.

Fig. 5: Stitching Rounds 4–6 of the clasp button

❯ Make sure the button will fit through the loop before securing the threads for the closure.

Fig. 4: Starting the embellishments

2) EMBELLISHMENTS. Note: When embellishing each unit of the base, the holes of the C will be referred to as inside/outside; even though the units are connected, treat each unit as if it stands alone when looking at the holes of the C. String 1D, 1A, and 1D, then skip the next 1B/1C/1B of the base and pass through the following C (inside hole); repeat twice, then pass through the first 1D/1A of this embellishment (Fig. 4, green thread). String 1A and pass through the next A of this embellishment; repeat twice. Weave through beads to exit from the nearest C (inside hole) of the first unit in the next row (Fig. 4, red thread). Repeat from the beginning of this step twice, using D to embellish the first unit of the next 2 rows. Repeat from the beginning of this step across the base, alternating between embellishing each vertical row (of 3 units) with

E and D. Weave through beads of the last unit embellished (the last unit in the middle row) to exit from the outside hole of one angled C. Don’t trim the thread. Set aside. 3) CLASP BUTTON. Use right-angle weave

and circular netting to create the clasp button: Round 1: Use 4' of new thread to repeat Row 1, Unit 1 of the base. Round 2: String 2B and pass through the next C (second hole); repeat five times. Pass through the first hole of the last C exited. Round 3: String 1E, 1A, and 1E, then skip the next 1B/1C/1B of the base and pass through the following C (inside hole); repeat twice, then pass through the first 1E/1A of this round. String 1A and pass through the next A of this round; repeat twice. Weave

through beads to exit from the second (outside) hole of the nearest C. Round 4: String 2A, 1E, and 2A and pass through the next C (outside hole); repeat five times, then pass through the first 2A/1E of this round (Fig. 5, green thread). Round 5: String 2A, 1E, and 2A, skip the next 2A/1C/2A and pass through the next E of the previous round; repeat five times. Pass through the first 2A of this round (Fig. 5, blue thread). Round 6: String 5A, skip the next E, and pass through the following 2A/1E/2A of the previous round; repeat four times. String 5A, skip the next E, and pass through the following 2A/1E of the previous round. Weave through beads to exit from 1C (inside hole) of Button Clasp, Round 1 (Fig. 5, red thread).

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Connection: Taking care that the front of

the button and the front of the bracelet face the same direction, string 3A; pass through the centermost C (outside hole) at the end of the middle row in the base (opposite the working thread). String 3A; pass through the last C (inside hole) exited on the clasp button (Fig. 6). Repeat the thread path to reinforce. Secure the threads and trim. 4) CLASP LOOP. Use the working thread

to string 35B; pass through the opposite angled C (outside hole) of the same base unit and weave through beads to exit from the first C (outside hole) exited in this step and the first B strung (Fig. 7, blue thread). Work 17 peyote stitches with 1B in each stitch (Fig. 7, red thread). Weave through beads and repeat the thread path to reinforce. Secure the threads and trim.

OPTION ADD ONE MORE ROW (WITH 14 UNITS) TO EACH SIDE OF THE BASE. EMBELLISH EACH ROW WITH A DIFFERENT COLOR OF 3MM RONDELLES FOR A WIDER AND MORE COLORFUL VERSION.

Fig. 6: Connecting the clasp button

Fig. 7: Adding the clasp loop

EDGAR LOPEZ is a beadwork designer and

RESOURCES Check your favorite bead

teacher who lives in the Dominican Republic. He initially studied architecture, then turned to jewelry design and finally bead weaving. Find Edgar on Facebook at Edgar Lopez Designs or follow him on Instagram: @edgarlopez14.

retailer or contact: All materials: Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, (800) 3552137, www.iremountaingems.com. â&#x2014;?

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Tuscan Vine Necklace

CAROLE OHL

Create a dance of winding, vine-like patterns using an easy Russian spiral technique.

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TECHNIQUE

1) ROPE. Work Russian spiral to form the

Russian spiral PROJECT LEVEL £¡¡ MATERIALS

10 g garnet-lined ruby AB size 15° seed beads (A) 7 g African sunset gold luster size 11° seed beads (B) 7 g seafoam-lined light topaz rainbow size 11° seed beads (C) 7 g raspberry gold luster size 11° seed beads (D) 7 g marbled light blue amethyst opaque size 11° seed beads (E) 2 copper 4mm swivel cord ends 1 copper 17mm toggle clasp 2 copper 6mm twisted jump rings 17" of black 4mm round leather cord Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread Multipurpose adhesive TOOLS

Scissors Size 11 beading needle 2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers

beaded rope: Round 1: Use 6' of thread to string 5B, 2A, 1C, 2A, 1D, 2A, 1E, and 2A, leaving a 12" tail. Pass through the beads again to form a tight circle; use the working and tail threads to tie a square knot and weave through beads to exit from the secondto-last A (Fig. 1). Round 2: Note: The beadwork will naturally spiral, so a step-up isn’t required. String 5B and 2A; skip the next 1A/5B and pass through the following A (Fig. 2, purple thread). String 1C and 2A; skip the next 1A/1C and pass through the following A (Fig. 2, green thread). String 1D and 2A; skip the next 1A/1D and pass through the following A (Fig. 2, blue thread). String 1E and 2A; skip the next 1A/1E and pass through the following A (Fig. 2, red thread).

Rounds 3–16: Repeat Round 2 fourteen

times. Round 17: String 5C and 2A; skip the next

1A/5B and pass through the following A (Fig. 3, orange thread). String 1D and 2A; skip the next 1A/1C and pass through the following A (Fig. 3, purple thread). String 1E and 2A; skip the next 1A/1D and pass through the following A (Fig. 3, green thread). String 1B and 2A; skip the next 1A/1E and pass through the following A (Fig. 3, blue thread). Round 18: String 5C and 2A; skip the next 1A/5C and pass through the following A. String 1D and 2A; skip the next 1A/1D and pass through the following A. String 1E and 2A; skip the next 1A/1E and pass through the following A. String 1B and 2A; skip the next 1A/1B and pass through the following A (Fig. 3, red thread).

FINISHED SIZE

18"

artist’s tips ❯ Experiment with your colors! The blocks of color can change randomly and can be repeated for as many rounds as you’d like. ❯ For a more geometric, “plaid” effect, change up your colors every ten rounds. ❯ Seed beads often vary in size depending on finishes and manufacturers. If you’re using a larger seed bead, you may want to use a set of four size 11° seed beads instead of the five in each round. ❯ For a rope with a smaller diameter, use only three colors of beads, and a set of four beads instead of the set of five.

Fig. 1: Stitching Round 1

Fig. 2: Working Round 2

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Fig. 3: Adding Rounds 17 and 18

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Fig. 4: Finishing the ends

Alternate Colorway Materials RUSTED COPPER BRACELET

7 g matte crystal sunset size 15° seed beads (A) 4 g matte metallic copper size 11° seed beads (B) 4 g pewter galvanized size 11° seed beads (C) 4 g dark salmon Duracoat opaque size 11° seed beads (D) 4 g red opaque size 11° seed beads (E) 2 copper 9.5mm cord ends 1 copper 13mm toggle clasp 4 copper 6mm twisted jump rings 6.5" of black 4mm round leather cord Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread Multipurpose adhesive SILVER/RED/TURQUOISE NECKLACE

10 g light smoky pewter galvanized Duracoat size 15° seed beads (A) 7 g champagne galvanized Duracoat size 11° seed beads (B) 7 g aqua-lined topaz size 11° seed beads (C) 7 g red-lined crystal size 11° seed beads (D) 7 g antique bronze size 11° seed beads (E) 2 silver 4mm cord ends 1 silver 16mm toggle clasp 5 silver 6mm jump rings 2" of 5×7mm extender chain 17" of black 4mm round leather cord Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread Multipurpose adhesive

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Rounds 19–32: Repeat Round 18 fourteen

times. Round 33–end: Repeat Rounds 17–32, shift-

ing beads B–E by one place after every 16 rows, until the rope is about 13½" long. Note: After every 16 rows, start using D for C, C for B, B for E, and E for D. 2) ENDS. Note: The size 11° seed beads men-

tioned in this step may be different depending on what rotation of beads you ended with. String 5B (or whatever color size 11° seed bead you last strung 5 of) and 1A; skip the next 1A/5B and pass through the following A. String 3A; skip the next 1A/1C and pass through the following A. String 3A; skip the next 1A/1D and pass through the following A. String 3A; skip the next 1A/1E and pass through the following A (Fig. 4). Taking care that you’ll still be able to insert the leather cord into the rope, pass through the 5B/10A just added, skipping the beads of the previous round, to reinforce and finish the ends. Secure and trim the working thread. Use the tail thread to repeat this entire step on the other end of the rope.

3) FINISH. Center the beaded rope on the

leather cord. *Apply a small amount of adhesive to one end of the cord and insert the end of the cord into one cord end; use chain-nose pliers to slightly flatten the center of the cord end for added security. Use 1 jump ring to attach one half of the clasp to the cord end. Repeat from * to attach the other half of the clasp to the other end of the cord. CAROLE OHL has been a beader, teacher, and

bead-weaving designer since 2003. She also served as a Starman TrendSetter in 2015–2017. She owns a bead store in Kettering, Ohio, called Bead Stash that serves to inspire and preserve the community’s love of beading. Contact Carole at caroleohl@gmail.com and find her tutorials at www.openseed.etsy.com. RESOURCES Check your favorite bead retailer or contact: Toho and Miyuki Japanese seed beads: Charlene’s Beads, (760) 530-9436, www.cbbeads.com. All other materials: Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, (800) 355-2137, www.iremountaingems.com. ●

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Loomed Illusion Bracelet

SUSAN PELLIGRA

Use a bead loom to create a bracelet with a playful pattern that seems to swirl when viewed from an angle.

Main Colorway

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TECHNIQUE

Loomwork PROJECT LEVEL £¡¡

1) WARP. Following the manufacturer's directions for your loom, use the beading thread to form 26 warps, evenly spaced across about 1½".

MATERIALS

7 g black opaque size 11° cylinder beads (A) 7 g white pearl AB size 11° cylinder beads (B) 2 silver 35×6mm slide end tubes 2 pairs of silver 7×9mm round magnetic clasps 4 silver 6mm twisted jump rings Crystal 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread TOOLS

Scissors Beading loom Size 10 beading needle 2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers FINISHED SIZE

73⁄8"

SUSAN USED THE FOLLOWING DELICA COLOR NUMBERS FOR THIS PROJECT: BLACK/WHITE: DB10 (A), DB202 (B) BLACK/GOLD: DB310 (A), DB1832 (B)

Fig. 1: Forming Rows 1 and 2

2) WOVEN BASE. Weave the body of the

bracelet: Prepare: Tie one end of 6' of thread to

1 outer warp. Place a needle on the other end of the thread. Row 1: String 25A; pass under the warp threads and pop 1 bead between each thread (Fig. 1, green thread). Hold the beads in place while passing back through each bead, this time over the top of the warp threads (Fig. 1, turquoise thread). Slide the beads down so they sit against the bottom of the warps. Row 2: String 2B, 3A, 1B, 1A, 2B, 2A, 3B, 3A, 2B, 1A, 1B, 1A, and 3B; pass under the warp threads and pop 1 bead between each thread. Hold the beads in place while passing back through each bead, this time over the top of the warp threads (Fig. 1, red thread). Slide the beads down so they sit tight against the previous row.

Rows 3–99: Repeat Row 2 ninety-seven

times, following the chart (Fig. 2) for bead placement. 3) CLASP. Finish the ends of the beadwork

Alternate Colorway Materials 7 g matte black opaque size 11° cylinder beads (A) 7 g gold galvanized Duracoat size 11° cylinder beads (B) 2 gold 35×6mm slide end tubes 2 pairs of gold 7×9mm round magnetic clasps 4 gold 6mm jump rings Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread

and add the clasp: Remove: Release the beadwork from the loom. Add a needle to 1 warp thread, then secure the thread and trim; repeat twentyfive times using the other warp threads. Add a needle to one end of the weft thread, then secure the thread and trim; repeat for the other end of the weft thread. Clasp 1: Use the pliers to close one end of 1 end tube. Slide Row 1 of the beadwork into the tube through the open end. Use the pliers to close the second end of the tube, securing Row 1 in the tube. Use 1 jump ring to attach one half of 1 clasp to one of the loops on the end tube. Use 1 jump ring to attach one half of the second clasp to the remaining loop on the end tube. Fig. 2: Chart

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artist’s tips ❯ For the Duracoat and matte beads in the alternate colorway to fit into the end tubes, you may have to create Rows 1 and 99 with 23 beads instead of 25 by working a loom stitch increase and decrease. ❯ Between weaving sessions and before removing the beadwork from the loom, loosen the tension a bit to relax the warp threads. After removing the beadwork from the loom, place it on a flat surface and allow it to rest for at least 1 hour or overnight. These “rests” help prevent the beadwork from bunching up when you tie off the threads. ❯ Instead of using pliers to close the end tubes, you may turn the end tube on its side and carefully press it against your work surface until the tab bends.

Clasp 2: Repeat Clasp 1 on the other

end of the bracelet, using the second end tube and the second halves of the clasps and taking care to match the polarity of the magnets. SUSAN PELLIGRA teaches her beadwork designs at Bead Dazzle in Point Pleasant, New Jersey. Contact Susan at www.beadedbythebeach.com for her original peyote and beadloom patterns. RESOURCES Check your favorite bead retailer or contact: All materials: Bead Dazzle, (732) 295-6679, www.beaddazzlepoint.com. ●

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Ombré Cellini Necklace

MARIANNA ZUKOWSKY

This spiraling ombré necklace is made with a variation of tubular peyote stitch and finished with an adjustable-length clasp.

OPTIONS • SUBSTITUTE 3MM PEARLS OR 3×2MM RONDELLES FOR THE 3MM CRYSTAL BICONES. • SUBSTITUTE LEATHER CORD FOR THE RIBBON. • TRY USING A UNIQUE BUTTON WITH A LARGE-HOLE SHANK FOR THE STRIPED BARREL BEAD.

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TECHNIQUE

Tubular peyote stitch variation PROJECT LEVEL ££¡ MATERIALS

1 g silver-lined dark topaz rainbow size 15° seed beads (A) 10 g matte amethyst AB size 11° seed beads (B) 10 g silver-lined amethyst size 8° seed beads (C) 14 amethyst 3mm crystal bicones (D) 2 amethyst 16×10mm large-hole crystal rondelles 200 stone pink luster 4mm fire-polished rounds (E) 100 milky light amethyst 4mm fire-polished rounds (F) 2 bronze 6×7mm floral barrel beads 1 bronze-and-silver 9×14mm striped barrel bead 33" of silver shimmer 7⁄8" sheer organza ribbon Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread TOOLS

Scissors Size 11 beading needle 12" upholstery needle FINISHED SIZE

Adjustable

artist’s tips ❯ Use a coffee straw as a form to stitch around until your rope becomes structural and easier to hold. ❯ If you hold the rope vertically as you work, you’ll be less likely to snag your thread on your beads. ❯ If you have trouble finding a long enough needle to fit the ribbon, try using a big-eye needle or use a piece of thin wire doubled over as a makeshift needle.

1) ROPE. Use a variation of tubular peyote

Round 4: String 1A and pass through the

stitch to form the beaded rope: Rounds 1 and 2: Add a stop bead to the end of 6' of thread, leaving a 20" tail. String 4A, 2B, 2C, 2E, 2C, and 2B; pass through the beads again to form a tight circle and exit from the fourth A strung (Fig. 1, blue thread). Round 3: String 1A, skip the next bead of the previous round, and pass through the following bead; repeat six times, stringing the same type of bead you’re exiting in each stitch for a total of 7 beads in this round. Pass through the first bead of this round (Fig. 1, red thread). Pull the thread tight to form a tube.

next bead of the previous round; repeat six times, stringing the same type of bead you’re exiting in each stitch for a total of 7 beads in this round. Pass through the first bead of this round (Fig. 2). Pull the thread tight to form a tube. Rounds 5–100: Repeat Round 4 ninety-six times. Rounds 101–200: Repeat Round 4 one hundred times, using F for E. Rounds 201–300: Repeat Round 4 one hundred times, using E for F.

❯ Paint the ribbon ends with clear nail polish to prevent them from fraying.

Fig. 1: Stitching Rounds 1–3

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Fig. 2: Adding Round 4

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Fig. 3: Finishing the ends

Alternate Colorway Materials SILVER

1 g silver galvanized size 15° seed beads (A) 10 g metallic nickel size 11° seed beads (B) 10 g ice blue gold luster size 8° seed beads (C) 14 crystal 3mm crystal bicones (D) 2 crystal 16×10mm large-hole crystal rondelles 300 silver half-coat 4mm fire-polished rounds (E and F) 1 antiqued silver 5×20mm tube bead 2 antiqued silver 5×6mm barrel beads 33" of silver shimmer 7⁄8" sheer organza ribbon Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread BRONZE

1 g metallic dark bronze size 15° seed beads (A) 10 g metallic dark bronze size 11° seed beads (B) 10 g silver-lined rainbow size 8° seed beads (C) 14 golden shadow 3mm crystal bicones (D) 2 bronze 16×10mm large-hole crystal rondelles 300 metallic dark bronze 4mm fire-polished rounds (E and F) 2 antiqued copper 6×7mm floral barrel beads 1 antiqued gold 15mm rose shank button 33" of gold 7⁄8" sheer organza ribbon Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread

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2) ROPE ENDS. Use tubular peyote stitch to finish the ends of the rope: Rope End, Rounds 1–4: Work 4 rounds of tubular peyote stitch with 1B in each stitch (Fig. 3, orange thread). Rope End, Round 5: Work 1 round of tubular peyote stitch with 1D in each stitch (Fig. 3, green thread). Rope End, Round 6: Work 1 round of tubular peyote stitch with 1B in each stitch (Fig. 3, blue thread). Rope End, Round 7: Work 1 round of tubular peyote stitch with 2B in each stitch (Fig. 3, red thread). Repeat the thread path of this round to reinforce, snugging the beads. Secure and trim the working thread. Remove the stop bead. Use the tail thread to repeat this entire step at the other end of the rope. 3) FINISH. Assemble the components to

form the necklace: Focal: Thread the 12" upholstery needle with one end of the ribbon and use it to pass the ribbon through the length of the rope. Center the rope on the ribbon and remove the upholstery needle. Use one end of the ribbon to string 1 crystal rondelle, then, taking care that the rope is centered on the ribbon, tie an overhand knot in the ribbon after the crystal rondelle; repeat, using the other end of the ribbon to string the remaining crystal rondelle.

Clasp and ends: Thread the 12" upholstery

needle with one end of the ribbon and use it to string the striped barrel bead and 1 floral barrel bead. Remove the upholstery needle from this end of the ribbon, then tie an overhand knot at the end of this end of the ribbon. Thread the upholstery needle on the other end of the ribbon and use it to pass back through the striped barrel bead in the opposite direction, taking care not to snag the ribbon, then string the remaining floral barrel bead. Remove the upholstery needle from this end of the ribbon, then tie an overhand knot at the end of this end of the ribbon. MARIANNA ZUKOWSKY enjoys petit point and needlepoint. She recently fell in love with bead weaving, her new favorite mode of relaxation. Marianna is Ukrainian-Canadian and currently lives in Louisiana with her husband. Contact her at marushaz@yahoo.com. RESOURCES Check your favorite bead

retailer or contact: Size 15° seed beads: Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, (800) 355-2137, www.iremountaingems.com. Size 11° and size 8° seed beads and thread: Fusion Beads, (888) 781-3559, www.fusionbeads.com. Swarovski crystal bicones and ire-polished rounds: Aura Crystals, www.auracrystals.com. Crystal rondelles, floral barrel beads, striped barrel bead, and ribbon: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, (888) 739-4120, www.joann.com. ●

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Blooming Tartan Bracelet

K ATIE DEAN

Use odd-count peyote stitch to create a tartan pattern, then add your own flourish with embellishments and a custom flower closure.

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TECHNIQUES

Peyote stitch Circular brick stitch PROJECT LEVEL ££¡ MATERIALS

5 g light mint enamel size 11° Japanese seed beads (A) 4 g light mint Ceylon size 11° Japanese seed beads (B) 5 g silver-lined dyed green size 11° Japanese seed beads (C) 2 g matte silver-lined dark emerald size 11° Japanese seed beads (D) 2 g semi-matte pink opal size 11° Japanese seed beads (E) 1 g white Ceylon size 11° Japanese seed beads (F) 24 raspberry pastel 5mm pressed-glass daisy flower beads (G) 2 bright white 8mm glass pearl rounds 1 gold 8mm magnetic clasp Crystal 4 lb FireLine braided beading thread TOOLS

Scissors Size 10 beading needle FINISHED SIZE

1) BASE. Use odd-count peyote stitch to create the tartan-pattern base: Rows 1–26: Use 6' of thread and odd-count peyote stitch to work 26 rows, following the chart in Fig. 1 and leaving a 20" tail. Note: See the Techniques section on p. 85 for instructions on odd-count peyote stitch. Rows 27 and on: Continuing in odd-count peyote stitch, repeat the pattern in Fig. 1 until the length of the beadwork is 1" shorter than your desired bracelet length, ending with an odd-numbered row so that the working thread is at the left. End 1: Work 1 row of peyote stitch (an evennumbered row) (Fig. 2, purple thread). To work a decrease in your odd-count peyote stitch, pass under the nearest thread at the outside edge of the beadwork between the 2 previous rows, then pass back through the last 2 beads exited (Fig. 2, blue thread). Work 1 row of peyote stitch, then pass under the nearest thread of the previous row and pass back through the last 2 beads exited (Fig. 2, red thread); repeat until there are 4 beads in the last row. Secure and trim the working thread.

End 2: Note: Take care that the tail thread has

been secured before forming this end so that the beadwork won’t ravel. Use the tail thread to pass through the first bead strung in Row 1. Repeat End 1 to finish this end of the beadwork. 2) CLASP FLOWER. Create a floral element using circular brick stitch to disguise the clasp: Round 1: Use 3' of new thread to string 1 pearl, leaving a 4" tail; use the working and tail threads to tie a knot. Pass through the pearl just exited; repeat. Arrange the 2 exterior threads so they’re on opposite sides of the pearl. String 2E; pass under the nearest exterior thread and pass back up through the second E just added (Fig. 3, green thread). String 1E and pass under the nearest exterior thread, then pass back up through the E just added; repeat eight times (Fig. 3, blue thread). Pass down through the first E of this round, pass under the nearest exterior thread, and pass up through the next E (Fig. 3, red thread). Round 2: Note: You’ll be working increases by passing under the same thread between 2 beads of the previous round twice. String 2E; pass under the nearest thread of the previous round and pass back through the second E just added (Fig. 4, green thread). String 1E, pass under the next thread of the previous round, and pass back through the E just added (Fig. 4, blue thread); repeat twelve times for a total of 15E in this round. Pass down through the first E of this round and pass up through the next E (Fig. 4, red thread).

6"

26 25 23 21 19 17 15 13 11 9 7 5 3

24 22 20 18 16 14 12

Fig. 1: Base pattern

10 8 6 4 2

Fig. 2: Forming the ends

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artist’s tips ❯ If you’re designing your own colorway, select your daisy flower beads first. Then match the daisy flower beads to Material E and match Material F to the pearls. Choose the lightest bead for Material A and the darkest bead for Material D. ❯ To make a longer bracelet, repeat the tartan pattern to the desired length.

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Fig. 3: Stitching Clasp Flower, Round 1

Fig. 4: Working Clasp Flower, Round 2

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Fig. 5: Adding Round 3, Petals of the Clasp Flower

Fig. 6: Forming the clasp loop of the Clasp Flower

Fig. 8: Embellishing the base

Fig. 7: Attaching the Clasp Flower

Round 3, Petals: String 2E; pass under the

nearest thread of the previous round and pass back through the second E just added. String 1E; pass under the nearest thread of the previous round and pass back through the E just added (Fig. 5, blue thread). String 3E; pass down through the first E added in this petal and the next E of Round 2, then weave through the next 3E of Round 2, exiting up through the last E exited (Fig. 5, red thread). Repeat from the beginning of this round four times. Weave through beads to exit from the pearl.

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Clasp Loop: String 2E, one half of the clasp,

3) CLASP ATTACHMENT. With its metal

and 2E; pass back through the pearl, pass down through the nearest E of Round 1, pass up through the next E of Round 1, and pass through the pearl (Fig. 6). Repeat the thread path of this clasp loop to reinforce. Pass through the 2E/clasp/2E, pass back through the pearl, and pass down through the nearest E of Round 1 and the next E of Round 2 (see the start dot in Fig. 7). Secure and trim the tail thread but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t trim the working thread. Set aside. Repeat this entire step for a second clasp flower.

clasp facedown and pointing away from the beadwork, use the working thread of 1 clasp flower to pass through the fifth E from the end in the center column of the base at one end of the beadwork, then pass up through the next E of Round 2 in the clasp flower and pass down through the first E of Round 2 exited (Fig. 7). Repeat the thread path twice to reinforce. Note: You can pass through adjacent beads of the base for added security. Secure and trim the thread. Repeat this entire step to attach the second clasp flower to the other end of the base.

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4) BASE EMBELLISHMENT. Start 3' of new

thread that exits from the base wherever desired to start the embellishments. *String 1G and 1F; pass back through the last G added and the next bead in the same column of the base, then weave through beads to exit from the next desired embellishment point. Repeat from * until you’ve embellished the entire bracelet (Fig. 8). Secure and trim the threads.

Alternate Colorway Materials 6 g white Ceylon size 11° Japanese seed beads (A) 4 g gray Ceylon size 11° Japanese seed beads (B) 5 g matte silver-lined gray size 11° Japanese seed beads (C) 2 g matte black opaque size 11° Japanese seed beads (D) 2 g fuchsia-lined aqua size 11° Japanese seed beads (E) Use Material A for Material F in this colorway. 23 metallic Lila 5mm pressed-glass daisy flower beads (G) 2 cream 8mm glass pearl rounds 1 silver 8mm magnetic clasp Crystal 4 lb FireLine braided beading thread

KATIE DEAN is a full-time bead teacher and

designer from the United Kingdom. She has been beading since 2003. Katie has published 10 beading books and was the editor of a bead and jewelry magazine for three years. Contact Katie at www.beadflowers.co.uk. RESOURCES Check your favorite bead retailer or contact: Miyuki seed beads: Aura Crystals, (888) 213-9484, www.aura crystals.com. Daisy flower beads, glass pearl rounds, and clasp: Potomac Bead Company, www.potomacbeads.com. Thread: Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, (800) 355-2137, www.iremountaingems.com. ●

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Releasing just in time to prepare for Harry and Meghan’s May 19, 2018, nuptials, the Princess Meghan Bracelet Kit is as elegant and stylish as the princess-to-be. Featuring opulent cream rose pearls, Swarovski purple velvet bicones, and dark gold seed beads, the Princess Meghan Bracelet works up quickly and its classic sophistication is perfectly suitable for the royal occasion.

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Posy Pendant

ANNA BAWDEN

Create a posy of beads using six bead-woven components made of MiniDuos, seed beads, and crystals.

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TECHNIQUES

Circular peyote stitch variation Netting Right-angle weave PROJECT LEVEL £¡¡ MATERIALS

0.5 g 24k gold-plated size 15° seed beads (A) 1 g opaque light coral alabaster pastel 4×2mm 2-hole MiniDuos (B) 1 g chalk white gold luster 4×2mm 2-hole MiniDuos (C) 30 madder rose halo 3mm fire-polished rounds (D) 6 metallic half pewter 3×2mm crystal rondelles (E) Crystal 8 lb FireLine braided beading thread TOOLS

Scissors Size 11 beading needle FINISHED SIZE

13⁄8"

Fig. 1: Stitching Unit 1, Rounds 1–3

1) PENDANT. Use a variation of circular

Unit 2: Repeat Unit 1, Rounds 1 and 2, using

peyote stitch to form the pendant: Unit 1, Round 1: Use 2' of thread to string {1B and 1A} six times, leaving an 8" tail. Pass through the beads again to form a tight circle; use the working and tail threads to tie a square knot and pass through the first B (inside then outside holes) strung (Fig. 1, green thread). Unit 1, Round 2: Note: At the beginning of each round, you’ll begin working in the opposite direction. String 1B and pass through the next B (outside hole); repeat five times. Pass through the first B (inside then outside holes) added (Fig. 1, blue thread). Unit 1, Round 3: String 1D and pass through the next B (outside hole); repeat five times (Fig. 1, red thread). Repeat the thread path to reinforce. Secure the working thread and trim. Unit 1, Top: Use the tail thread to pass back through the previous A, B (inside hole), and A of Round 1. String 1E and pass back through the third A of Round 1, the previous 1B (inside hole) and 1A, and the E just added. Pass back through the sixth A and the previous 1B/1A of Round 1 (Fig. 2). Secure the tail thread and trim.

C instead of B. String 1D and pass through the next C (outside hole) of Round 2; repeat four times. Pass through the third D of the previous unit and the first C (outside hole) of this unit (Fig. 3). Repeat the thread path to reinforce. Secure the working thread and trim. Repeat Unit 1, Top. Unit 3: Repeat Unit 1, Rounds 1 and 2. String 1D and pass through the next B (outside hole); repeat four times. Pass through the fourth D added in the previous unit and the first B (outside hole) of this unit (Fig. 4). Repeat the thread path to reinforce. Secure the working thread and trim. Repeat Unit 1, Top. Unit 4: Repeat Unit 2, connecting to the fourth D of the previous unit. Unit 5: Repeat Unit 3. Unit 6: Repeat Unit 1, Rounds 1 and 2, using C instead of B. String 1D; pass through the next C (outside hole). Pass through the fourth D of Unit 5 and the next C (outside hole) of this unit. String 1D and pass through the next C (outside hole); repeat twice. Pass through the nearest D of Unit 1 and the first C of this unit (Fig. 5). Repeat the thread path to reinforce. Secure the working thread and trim. Repeat Unit 1, Top.

Fig. 2: Weaving the Top

Fig. 3: Adding Unit 2

Fig. 4: Stitching Unit 3 Fig. 5: Weaving Unit 6

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Posy Pendant OPTION REPLACE THE MINIDUOS WITH SUPERDUOS AND THE 3MM CRYSTALS WITH 4MM CRYSTALS FOR A LARGER PENDANT.

Alternate Colorway Materials 0.5 g silver metal size 15° seed beads (A) 1 g crystal full labrador 5×2.5mm 2-hole SuperDuos (B) 1 g alabaster pastel 5×2.5mm 2-hole SuperDuos (C) 7 crystal AB 2X 4mm crystal bicones (D) 30 iridescent light blue 4mm crystal pearl rounds (E) Smoke 8 lb FireLine braided beading thread

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Fig. 6: Adding the Bail

2) BAIL. Start 2' of new thread that exits

ANNA BAWDEN has been beading since 2002

the interior D of Unit 6, leaving a 4" tail. String 11A; pass through the last D exited and the first 7A just added (Fig. 6, green thread). String 11A; pass through the last 3A exited and the next 7A just added (Fig. 6, blue thread). String 4A; pass through the exterior D of the same unit. String 4A; pass through the last 3A exited and the next 4A/1D (Fig. 6, red thread). Repeat the thread path of the entire bail to reinforce. Secure the threads and trim.

but only recently was inspired to start designing. When she isn’t beading, she loves to dance. To see more of Anna’s work, visit Anna Elise Designs on Facebook. RESOURCES Check your favorite bead

retailer or contact: Seed beads, MiniDuos, and ire-polished rounds: Fusion Beads, (888) 781-3559, www.fusionbeads.com. Rondelles and thread: Potomac Bead Company, www.potomacbeads.com. ●

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Ondina Bracelet

DEBORA HODOYER

The color and texture of the O beads, SuperDuos, and round beads in this bracelet evoke the underwater realms of Ondina, a water nymph.

Main Colorway

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TECHNIQUES

Right-angle weave Netting Peyote stitch variation PROJECT LEVEL £¡¡ MATERIALS

0.5 g matte dark olive size 15° Japanese seed beads (A) 0.5 g matte dark olive size 11° Japanese seed beads (B) 56 lime alabaster pastel 5×2.5mm 2-hole SuperDuos (C) 9 g matte white vitrail 3.8×1mm O beads (D) 28 palace green opal 4mm crystal bicones (E) 26 saturated chartreuse 3mm fire-polished rounds (F) 43 opaque green Picasso 4mm pressed-glass rounds (G) 1 silver 18mm round toggle clasp 4 silver 4mm jump rings Crystal 8 lb FireLine braided beading thread

1) BAND. Use right-angle weave, netting, and a variation of peyote stitch to create the band: Row 1, Unit 1: Use 4' of thread to string {2D and 1G} four times, leaving a 4" tail. Pass through the beads again to form a tight circle; use the working and tail threads to tie a square knot and weave through beads to exit from the second G strung (Fig. 1, blue thread). Row 1, Units 2–14: Note: Work with relaxed tension for the rest of Row 1. String {2D and 1G} three times. String 2D; pass through the last G exited in the previous unit and the next 2D/1G/2D/1G just added (Fig. 1, red thread). Repeat this unit twelve times. Clasp Loop 1: String 1B, 8A, and 1B; pass through the last G exited. Repeat the thread path to reinforce. Pass through the next 2D of Row 1 (Fig. 2, orange thread).

Row 2: String 2D, 1C, 1A, 1C, and 2D, then

pass through the next 4D of Row 1; repeat twelve times. String 2D, 1C, 1A, 1C, and 2D, then pass through the next 2D/1G of Row 1 (Fig. 2, purple thread). Clasp Loop 2: Repeat Clasp Loop 1 (Fig. 2, blue thread). Row 3: Repeat Row 2, then pass through the next 2D of Row 1 and the next 2D/1C (outside hole) of Row 2 (Fig. 2, red thread). Row 4: String 1D, 1E, and 1D; pass through the next 1C (outside hole) of Row 2. String 1F; pass through the next 1C (outside hole) of Row 2. Repeat from the beginning of this row twelve times. String 1D, 1E, and 1D; pass through the next 1C (outside hole) of Row 2 and the next 4D/1B/8A/1B/4D/1C (outside hole) (Fig. 3, blue thread). Row 5: Repeat Row 4 (Fig. 3, red thread). Secure the threads and trim.

TOOLS

Scissors Size 12 beading needle FINISHED SIZE

7¼"

Fig. 1: Stitching Row 1

Fig. 2: Adding Rows 2 and 3 and clasp loops

artist’s tip To keep the beadwork flat and smooth, work with relaxed tension and periodically flatten the beadwork with your hands on your work surface.

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Fig. 3: Weaving Rows 4 and 5

Alternate Colorway Materials BLUE

0.5 g metallic nebula size 15° Japanese seed beads (A) 0.5 g semi-glazed blue turquoise size 11° Japanese seed beads (B) 56 opaque aqua alabaster pastel 5×2.5mm 2-hole SuperDuos (C) 9 g matte white azuro 3.8×1mm O beads (D) 28 Caribbean blue opal 4mm crystal bicones (E) 26 saturated navy 3mm fire-polished rounds (F) 43 turquoise with pink/topaz luster 4mm pressed-glass rounds (G) 1 silver 18mm round toggle clasp 4 silver 4mm jump rings Crystal 8 lb FireLine braided beading thread PURPLE

0.5 g semi-glazed lavender size 15° Japanese seed beads (A) 0.5 g semi-glazed lavender size 11° Japanese seed beads (B) 56 white pastel light rose 5×2.5mm 2-hole SuperDuos (C) 9 g matte white labrador 3.8×1mm O beads (D) 28 amethyst 4mm crystal bicones (E) 26 saturated lavender 3mm fire-polished rounds (F) 43 pink luster 4mm pressed-glass rounds (G) 1 silver 18mm round toggle clasp 4 silver 4mm jump rings Crystal 8 lb FireLine braided beading thread

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2) CLASP ATTACHMENT. Use 2 jump

RESOURCES Check your favorite bead

rings to attach one half of the clasp to Clasp Loop 1. Use 2 jump rings to attach the other half of the clasp to Clasp Loop 2.

retailer or contact: Toho seed beads, SuperDuos, ire-polished rounds, 4mm rounds, and thread: Fusion Beads, (888) 781-3559, www .fusionbeads.com. O beads, clasp, and jump rings: Potomac Bead Company, www.potomac beads.com. Swarovski crystal bicones: Aura Crystals, (888) 213-9484, www.auracrystals .com. ●

DEBORA HODOYER is an art lover, a

musician, and a traveler who was born and raised in Sardinia, Italy. She fell in love with beads and developed her own style over time, trying to combine ancient traditions with hints of modern style. Visit www.crown ofstones.etsy.com.

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fast & fabulous EASY-GOING INSPIRATION

This collection of necklace designs is the very epitome of modern romance, with the use of soft colors, pretty florals, and frilly ribbons and fabric. (Instructions follow on page 76.)

Summer Daisies Debbie Blair Make this sweet necklace design by pairing a pretty loral ribbon with a botanic-themed pendant and strands of pearls in matching colors.

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fast & fabulous

Love Is in the Air Anne Perry Think beyond hearts and lowers when creating a piece with romantic lair! Combine sweet birds with rustic wood beads strung on tan linen cord for a lighthearted necklace design.

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fast & fabulous

Boldly Romantic Deb Floros Chunky ceramic rounds and a vintagelooking focal combine with loral details to create a modern statement necklace with a bit of feminine lair.

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She Walks in Beauty Debbie Blair Inspired by the Lord Byron poem of the same name, this feminine and lirty necklace design combines an assortment of wood, nut, and gemstone beads in dreamy colors with a soft ribbon accent.

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fast & fabulous

Stitched with Love Kristina Hahn Eleniak Rustic metal components meld with pretty loral fabric to create this modern necklace, which showcases both the fragility and resilience of the heart.

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Boho Bouquet Kristina Hahn Eleniak Vintage femininity showcased through a pressed-lower pendant gets an updated, bohemian look thanks to the addition of soft deerskin leather and bright colorcoordinating beads.

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Use similar techniques to make matching earrings.

Romance Ă Versailles Rejetta Sellers Add a touch of romance with layers of soft pink ribbon and pearls around a pretty ceramic pendant. Use mixed metals and vintage mother-of-pearl buttons to lend contrast to the softer, more feminine elements.

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fast & fabulous 4. Use one 10" piece of beading wire to string 1 crimp tube and the end chain link. Pass back through the crimp tube and crimp. 5. String 3 green potato pearls. String {1 cream baroque pearl and 1 green potato pearl} twice. String 1 cream pearl round, 1 green potato pearl, 1 cream pearl round, and 3 green potato pearls. 6. String the pendant. Repeat Step 5, reversing the stringing sequence. String 1 crimp tube and the toggle bar. Pass back through the crimp tube and crimp. 7. Repeat Step 4 using one 12" piece of beading wire. String 19 green potato pearls, the pendant, 19 green potato pearls, 1 crimp tube, and the toggle bar. Pass back through the crimp tube and crimp.

Summer Daisies Debbie Blair TECHNIQUES

Crimping Stringing MATERIALS

56 lime green 4×5mm potato pearls 4 cream 8mm crystal pearl rounds 4 cream 11×12mm baroque crystal pearls 1 cream 37mm floral-print ceramic pendant 1 copper-plated 18mm toggle clasp 2 copper-plated 8mm jump rings 4 gold 2mm crimp tubes 13½" of copper-colored aluminum 17×24mm textured twisted oval chain 19½" of light green/white/yellow 2½" wide organza wired ribbon with daisy pattern 22" of gold .014 beading wire Clear jewelry adhesive (optional)

DEBBIE BLAIR is the former editor of Jewelry Stringing and Beadwork magazines. She currently enjoys the challenge of teaching art and jewelry classes in her local community. See what she’s up to at www.pink dahliacreative.com. RESOURCES Check your favorite bead retailer or contact: Potato pearls, Swarovski crystal pearls, TierraCast

clasp, jump rings, crimp tubes, beading wire, and E6000 glue: Artbeads.com, (866) 715-2323. Pendant: Winchell Clayworks, www.winchellclayworks.etsy.com. Similar Chain: AD Adornments, www.adadornments.com. Similar ribbon: JoAnn Fabric and Crafts, (888) 739-4120, www.joann.com. ●

TOOLS

2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers Scissors Wire cutters Crimping pliers

Love Is in the Air Anne Perry

FINISHED SIZE

TECHNIQUES

22"

Stringing Knotting

1. Attach 1 jump ring to the pendant. Cut the ribbon in half lengthwise; set aside one half for use in another project. Trim the wire edge off of the remaining half. Using regular scissors, cut two 2½" pieces from the wire edging for use in Step 2. 2. Use 1 jump ring to attach the toggle ring to one end of the chain. Fold the ribbon in half lengthwise. Thread one end of the ribbon through the toggle ring and fold over, leaving a ¼" tail and aligning the fold toward the outside of the toggle ring. Use 1 piece of wire edging from Step 1 to wrap around the ribbon end, securing it to the toggle ring. If desired, rotate the loop portion of the toggle ring so that it sits in back of the ribbon and secure with glue. 3. Weave the ribbon in and out of each chain link. Thread the end of the ribbon through the end chain link, folding over and securing with a piece of wire edging as in Step 2.

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MATERIALS

61 marbled opaque avocado size 8° seed beads 28 pink/copper size 6° seed beads 4 fuchsia 6×8mm pressed-glass bellflowers 1 red/gold Picasso 13×11mm pressed-glass bicone bead 3 rose/Picasso 13×18mm pressed-glass flat ovals 11 deep red 7×16mm wood rectangles 3 cream/red 18×23mm ceramic birds 1 deep red 22mm vintage plastic button 1 gold/rose/teal 26×51mm stamped and painted metal pendant/button 1 antiqued brass 22mm hammered brass ring 68" of tan 1mm waxed linen cord TOOLS

Scissors FINISHED SIZE

1. Cut two 32" pieces of waxed linen cord. Fold both cords together, leaving 8" on one side of the fold and 24" on the other side. Use the fold to string the top hole of the button/pendant and form a lark’s head knot. 2. Use the short cords on one side of the pendant to string 1 avocado seed bead. 3. Using the same cords, string 1 pink seed bead, then pass one cord through 1 wood rectangle. Use both cords to string 1 pink seed bead, then string 1 avocado seed bead on each cord. 4. Use both cords to pass through the bicone bead. Repeat Step 3, reversing the stringing sequence. Use both cords to form a double overhand knot on the brass ring. Use one cord to string 1 bellflower and 1 avocado seed bead; form an overhand knot. Use the other cord to string 1 avocado seed bead, 1 pink seed bead, 1 bellflower, and 1 avocado seed bead; form an overhand knot. 5. String the plastic button to the center of one 4" piece of waxed linen cord and form an overhand knot. Attach the other end of the cord to the brass ring, opposite the bellflowers, using an overhand knot. 6. To form the second half of the necklace, repeat Steps 2 and 3 using the long cords. *Use both cords to pass through 1 ceramic bird. String 1 avocado seed bead on each cord. Use both cords to string 1 pink seed bead, then string 1 avocado seed bead on each cord.** Repeat from * to ** twice, omitting the last 2 avocado seed beads. 7. Pass one cord through 1 oval; use both cords to form an overhand knot; repeat. Use both cords to string 1 pink seed bead. 8. Pass one cord through 1 wood rectangle. String seed beads as before, adding 1 pink bead to both cords, splitting the cords to add 2 avocado beads, then adding 1 pink bead to both cords. Repeat entire step 7 times. 9. Pass one cord through 1 oval; use both cords to form an overhand knot. Use both cords to string 23 avocado seed beads, forming a loop large enough to fit the button through; form a double overhand knot. Use one cord to string 1 bellflower and 1 avocado seed bead; form an overhand knot. Use the other cord to string 1 pink seed bead, 1 bellflower, and 1 avocado seed bead; form an overhand knot. ANNE PERRY is a professional educator who lives in Southern California. She has been beading in her spare time ever since her best friend cleaned out her craft closet and gave Anne all of her beads. RESOURCES Check your favorite bead retailer or contact: Seed beads, similar wood rectangles and brass

ring, and waxed linen cord: A Place to Bead, (626) 219-6633, www.aplace2bead.com. Belllowers: Rescued Beauty, www.rescuedbeauty.etsy.com. Czech glass bicone bead: ArteBellaSurplus, www.artebellasurplus.etsy.com. Pressed-glass ovals: CL Beads, www.clbeads.etsy.com. Similar bird beads: La Boite à Créa, www.laboiteacrea.etsy.com. Vintage button: Glenda Boyer/Boyer Estate Liquidations, (760) 727-5050, gotbuttons@roadrunner.com. Pendant: C-Koop Beads, www.ckoopbeads.com. ●

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fast & fabulous back of the leaves. 4. Using chain- or flat-nose pliers, slightly flatten each floral bead cap. 5. Use the beading wire to string 1 crimp tube and one half of the clasp; pass back through the crimp tube and crimp. String 1 silver spacer. 6. String 3 seed beads, 1 rondelle, 3 seed beads, 1 floral bead cap, 1 round bead cap, 1 ceramic round, 1 round bead cap, and 1 floral bead cap. Repeat entire step six times. 7. String 3 seed beads, 1 rondelle, 3 seed beads, and 1 chain; repeat. 8. Repeat Step 6. String 3 seed beads, 1 rondelle, and 3 seed beads. 9. Snug the beads on the wire, then slightly press on all bead caps so that they fit snugly against the ceramic rounds. 10. Repeat Step 5, reversing the stringing sequence.

Boldly Romantic Deb Floros TECHNIQUES

Stringing Crimping Gluing MATERIALS

1 g silver size 11° seed beads 1 clear 3mm rhinestone chaton 14 salmon 20mm ceramic polka-dotted rounds 2 silver 5×4mm spacers 17 silver 6×3mm rondelles with rhinestone inlay 1 silver-plated 35mm filigree 1 silver-plated 68mm 12-leaf stamping 28 silver 8×2mm round bead caps 28 silver 12×3mm floral bead caps 1 silver-plated 25mm ornate toggle clasp 2 silver-plated 2mm crimp tubes 1 silver 9mm vintage rhinestone button 3" of silver-plated 3×4mm unsoldered cable chain 23" of .018 beading wire Jewelry adhesive Toothpicks

DEB FLOROS has had a passion for making jewelry since 2008. Most of her pieces are one-of-a-kind and are sold online at Deb Luvs Jewelry Designs on Etsy and Amazon. Deb also hosts a Facebook Live jewelry variety show and currently resides in Cave Creek, Arizona, with her husband and two nutty cats.

FINISHED SIZE

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.com. Chaton, ceramic rounds, rondelles, round bead caps, crimp tubes, chain, beading wire, and E6000 jewelry adhesive: Michaels, www.michaels.com. Silver spacers: Artbeads.com, (866) 715-2323. Similar filigree and large stamping: Vintage Jewelry Supplies, (423) 328-7387, www.vintagejewelrysupplies.com and Designer Jewelry Supplies, (423) 328-7387, www.designer jewelrysupplies.com. Similar large bead caps: Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, (800) 355-2137, www.firemountaingems.com. Clasp: Sexy Sparkles, (818) 822-8283, www.sexysparkles.com. Similar button: YYCraft Store, www.yycraft.com. ●

TOOLS

FINISHED SIZE

20" (with 3¼" focal)

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TOOLS

Scissors Flat-nose pliers Wire cutters Crimping pliers

RESOURCES Check your favorite bead retailer or contact: Seed beads: Beyond Beadery, www.beyondbeadery

Wire cutters Crimping pliers 2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers

1. Use wire cutters to remove the shank from the button. Place a drop of glue in the center of the leaf stamping. Place the silver filigree on top of the stamping and press down to secure. Place a drop of glue in the center of the filigree. Place the button on top of the filigree and press down to secure. Let dry for one hour. 2. Use a toothpick to place a small drop of glue in the center hole on the back of the focal formed in Step 1; place the chaton on the glue. Let dry for one hour. 3. Divide the chain into 2 equal pieces by opening and closing the chain links as you would a jump ring. Attach 1 chain to a loop on the top of the filigree. Skip one loop and attach the remaining chain to the next loop. Situate the chains so that they sit in

27 unfinished wood 6mm rounds (small) 1 unfinished wood 20mm round (large) 1 gray 23mm wood round 1 light pink 38×32mm resin flower cabochon 1 cream 13×21mm tagua nut oval 2 cream 12×20mm diamond-cut faceted tagua nut barrels 1 matte gold 27×35mm filigree pendant 8 silver 2mm crimp tubes 2 silver 9×5mm ribbon crimp ends 1 yellow-and-blush pink 33" crinkled silk ½" wide ribbon 33" of.014 beading wire Jewelry adhesive

She Walks in Beauty Debbie Blair TECHNIQUES

Stringing Crimping MATERIALS

8 ivory size 8° seed beads 46 mottled gray 4mm pressed-glass rounds 3 pink agate 15×20mm faceted ovals

1. Position the filigree pendant on the back side of the flower so that the loop on the pendant sticks out slightly from one side of the flower and the tip of the pendant sticks out slightly from the opposite side of the flower. Use a few drops of glue to attach the filigree to the flower; let dry. 2. Cut the ribbon in half. Use flat-nose pliers to attach 1 crimp end to the cut end of 1 ribbon; repeat using the remaining ribbon and the remaining crimp end. 3. Use one 9" piece of beading wire to string 1 crimp tube and 1 crimp end from Step 2. Pass back through the crimp tube and crimp. String 41 mottled gray rounds, 1 crimp tube, and the remaining crimp end from Step 2. Pass back through the crimp tube and crimp. 4. Use one 10" piece of beading wire to string 1 crimp tube and 1 crimp end from Step 2. Pass back through the crimp tube and crimp. String 4 seed beads, 26 small wood rounds, 4 seed beads, 1 crimp tube, and the remaining crimp end from Step 2. Pass back through the crimp tube and crimp. 5. Use one 10" piece of beading wire to string 1 crimp tube and 1 crimp end from Step 2. Pass back through the crimp tube and crimp. String the tagua nut oval, 1 mottled gray round, 1 pink agate oval, 1 mottled gray round, 1 tagua nut barrel, 1 mottled

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fast & fabulous gray round, 1 pink agate oval, the gray wood round, 1 mottled gray round, the large wood round, 1 pink agate oval, 1 small wood round, 1 crimp tube, and the loop on the filigree pendant. Pass back through the crimp tube and crimp. 6. Use one 4" piece of beading wire to string 1 crimp tube and the opposite end of the filigree pendant. Pass back through the crimp tube and crimp. String 1 mottled gray round, 1 tagua nut barrel, 1 crimp tube, and the remaining crimp end from Step 2. Pass back through the crimp tube and crimp. DEBBIE BLAIR is the former editor of Jewelry Stringing and Beadwork magazines. She currently enjoys the challenge of teaching art and jewelry classes in her local community. See what she’s up to at www.pinkdahliacreative.com. RESOURCES Check your favorite bead retailer or contact: Seed beads, similar pressed-glass rounds, gray

wood round, beading wire, and E6000 glue: Fusion Beads, (888) 781-3559, www.fusionbeads.com. Similar pink agate ovals, crimp tubes, and ribbon crimp ends: Beadaholique, (866) 834-4618, www.beadaholique.com. Similar wood rounds: Lillian Olive, www.lillianolive.etsy.com. Flower: Delphine’s Flower Bead Shop, www.delphineslowerbeadshop.com. Tagua nuts: Antelope Beads, (727) 216-8554, www.antelopebeads.com. Similar filigree: B’Sue Boutiques, (800) 868-4393, www.bsueboutiques.com. Ribbon: Goody Beads, (952) 938-2324, www.goodybeads.com. ●

Stitched with Love Kristina Hahn Eleniak TECHNIQUES

Simple wireworking Knotting MATERIALS

9 poppy jasper 8×5mm rondelles 4 brass 3.5mm faceted cube beads 8 antiqued copper 7×2mm heishi 1 rusted iron 42×42mm heart pendant with center holes 9 antiqued copper 22-gauge 2" eye pins 15 brass 5mm jump rings (small) 3 brass 7mm jump rings (medium)

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1 brass 10mm jump ring (large) 1 copper-plated 4×12mm leather cord crimp end 12" of antiqued copper-plated ball chain 10" of black/pink/red/green floral bias binding 40" of red 1.5mm distressed leather cord 8" of antiqued copper 20-gauge wire Jewelry adhesive TOOLS

Scissors 2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers Round-nose pliers Crimping pliers Wire cutters FINISHED SIZE

24"

1. Use one 10" piece of leather cord to thread the center holes in the heart pendant, centering the cord in the top hole, then threading each end crisscross through middle and bottom holes (see detail photo). Reverse the direction, threading the cord back up to the top holes. Tie cord ends in a bow and place a drop of glue on the bow to secure. 2. Use 1 eye pin to string 1 jasper rondelle; form a simple loop. Repeat five times. 3. Use 1 eye pin to string 1 brass cube, 3 copper heishi, and 1 brass cube; form a simple loop. Repeat. 4. Use 1 eye pin to string 1 brass cube, 1 copper heishi, 3 jasper rondelles, 1 copper heishi, and 1 brass cube; form a simple loop. 5. Attach 1 medium jump ring to one hole in the top of the pendant; repeat. Use 1 small jump ring to attach 1 cube/heishi/cube link from Step 3 to the jump ring on the left side of the pendant. 6. Use 1 small jump ring to attach 1 jasper rondelle link from Step 2 to the previous jump ring. Repeat twice. Attach 1 small jump ring to the final link. 7. Use 1 small jump ring to attach 1 jasper rondelle link to the jump ring on the right side of the pendant. Using small jump rings, continue to attach links to one another in the following order: the cube/heishi/rondelle/heishi/cube link, 1 jasper rondelle link, 1 cube/heishi/cube link, and 1 jasper rondelle link. Use 1 small jump ring to attach 1 medium jump ring to the final link added in this step. 8. Fold the remaining leather cord in half and center it on the previous medium jump ring. Form a sliding knot to secure the cord to the jump ring. 9. Center the piece of bias binding on the large jump ring. Roll both ends of the bias binding slightly and insert them into the cord crimp end. Use pliers to crimp the cord end to secure the fabric. 10. Use the free ends of the leather cord to form a square knot on the large jump ring from Step 9. 11. Use one 4" piece of wire to form a wrapped loop around one end of the ball chain, wrapping the wire tightly. Repeat using the remaining wire on the free end of the ball chain. Use 1 small jump ring to attach the ball chain to the end of the beaded link section on one side of the necklace; repeat. 12. To secure the leather cord to the ball chain, place the 2 remaining small jump rings around the cord and chain, placing one just above each knotted end of the leather cord.

KRISTINA HAHN ELENIAK is a Canadian designer and the creative force and founder of Peacock & Lime. With a love for color and a passion for old things and good stories, she loves to create pieces that combine visual aesthetics and intention with the goal of evoking an emotional response in the individuals who wear them. RESOURCES Check your favorite bead retailer or contact: Poppy jasper rondelles, Lipstick Ranch pendant, eye

pins, and New Super Glue: Lima Beads, (888) 211-7919, www .limabeads.com. Brass cubes: Treasure Stone Beads, (780) 486-7543, www.treasurestonebeads.com. TierraCast heishi, crimp end, and ball chain: Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, (800) 423-2319, www.firemountaingems.com. Jump rings and wire: Vintaj, (888) 592-6272, www.vintaj.com. Bias binding: Liberty of London, www.libertylondon.com. Leather cord: Primitive Earth Beads, (800) 777-0038, www.primitiveearthbeads.com. ●

Boho Bouquet Kristina Hahn Eleniak TECHNIQUES

Simple wireworking Knotting MATERIALS

8 rose water Picasso 8×6mm fire-polished rondelles 1 clear-and-fuchsia 28×42mm oval glass orb pendant with dried flowers 10 bloodstone and garnet 4mm rounds 1 silver-plated 12×7mm lobster clasp 8 antiqued silver 22-gauge 1½" eye pins 6 antiqued silver 4mm jump rings 3 antiqued silver 6mm jump rings 1 pewter 4×12mm leather cord crimp end 42" of brown 3mm deerskin leather 3" of antiqued silver 22-gauge wire

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fast & fabulous TOOLS

2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers Round-nose pliers Crimping pliers Wire cutters Scissors FINISHED SIZE

24"

1. Attach one 6mm jump ring to the pendant. 2. Use 1 eye pin to string 1 rondelle; form a simple loop. Repeat three times for a total of 4 “A” links. 3. Use 1 eye pin to string 1 round, 1 rondelle, and 1 round; form a simple loop. Repeat for a total of 2 “B” links. 4. Use 1 eye pin to string 3 rounds; form a simple loop. Repeat for a total of 2 “C” links. 5. Use the deerskin leather to form a lark’s head knot on one 6mm jump ring. If necessary, trim the free ends of the leather so that they perfectly align with one another. Place both ends of the leather into the crimp end and use the pliers to fasten it securely to the leather. Use one 6mm jump ring to attach the lobster clasp to the crimp end. 6. Attach 1 A link to the first 6mm jump ring from Step 5. Using 4mm jump rings, create a chain by attaching links in the following order: 1 A link, 1 B link, and 1 C link. Attach one 4mm jump ring to the previous link. 7. Use one 4mm jump ring to attach 1 B link to the previous jump ring. Using jump rings, attach links in the following order: 1 C link, 1 A link, and 1 A link. Attach one 6mm jump ring to the previous A link. 8. Attach one 4mm jump ring to the final 4mm jump ring in Step 6. Use the 22-gauge wire to form a wrapped loop. String 2 rondelles and form a wrapped loop that attaches to the pendant.

Romance à Versailles Rejetta Sellers TECHNIQUES

Simple wireworking Handsewing MATERIALS

1 brown 64×40mm ceramic pendant with Marie Antoinette image 1 pale pink 21mm vintage resin rose bead 1 brass 20×31mm hook clasp 2 brass 5mm etched jump rings 2 brass 8mm etched jump rings 2 brass 3mm vintage cup chain connectors 16" of pale rose 1" wide vintage sari silk ribbon 1 mother-of-pearl 11mm vintage button 1 mother-of-pearl 13mm vintage button 1 mother-of-pearl 28mm vintage button 2½" of brass/pink moonstone 3mm vintage jointed cup chain 2" of brass 3×4mm cable chain 2" of brass 4×6mm ladder chain 11¾" of brass 3×9mm fancy oval chain (small) 8" of faux pearl 8×13mm vintage beaded chain 11" of antiqued gold 11×15mm etched flat oval chain (large) 4" of patina brass 24-gauge wire 5" of gold-filled 24-gauge wire

end of the cup chain to the 8mm jump ring on the left side of the necklace. Attach the faux pearl chain to the free end of the cup chain. Attach the free end of the faux pearl chain to the 8mm jump ring on the right side of the necklace. 3. Attach one end of the small brass oval chain to the 8mm jump ring on the left side of the necklace. Attach the free end of the same chain to the 8mm jump ring on the right side of the necklace. 4. Thread one end of the sari silk ribbon through one 8mm jump ring, leaving a 1" tail. Use 2" of patina brass wire to wrap tightly around the ribbon, just below the jump ring. Repeat entire step on the other side of the necklace. Use the needle and thread to sew the 2 smallest buttons to the ribbon tail on the right side of the necklace, just below the jump ring. 5. Use one 3" piece of gold-filled wire to form a wrapped loop through one hole in the large button. String the resin rose, then form a wrapped loop that attaches to the 8mm jump ring on the left side of the necklace. Use the remaining gold-filled wire to form a wrapped loop around one end of the large gold oval chain, then thread the wire tail through the remaining hole in the large button and form a wrapped loop. 6. Use one 5mm jump ring to attach the hook clasp to the 8mm jump ring on the right side of the necklace.

TOOLS KRISTINA HAHN ELENIAK is a Canadian designer and

the creative force and founder of Peacock & Lime. With a love for color and a passion for old things and good stories, she loves to create pieces that combine visual aesthetics and intention with the goal of evoking an emotional response in the individuals who wear them.

Wire cutters Scissors Sewing needle and thread 2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers Round-nose pliers FINISHED SIZE

REJETTA SELLERS homeschools her two kiddos during the day. In her spare time, she creates jewelry and sculpts rustic beads from polymer clay. Find her work at www.jettabugjewelry.etsy.com.

RESOURCES Check your favorite bead retailer or

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RESOURCES Check your favorite bead retailer or contact: Ceramic pendant: Josephine Beads, www.josephine

contact: Rondelles: ArteBellaSurplus, www.artebellasurplus .etsy.com. Glass pendant and 22-gauge wire: Lima Beads, (888) 211-7919, www.limabeads.com. Rounds and leather cord crimp end: Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, (800) 423-2319, www .firemountaingems.com. Clasp: Shipwreck Beads, (800) 950-4232, www.shipwreckbeads.com. Eye pins: Treasure Stone Beads, (780) 486-7543, www.treasurestonebeads.com. Jump rings: Bohemian Findings, www.bohemianfindings.etsy.com. Deerskin leather: Primitive Earth Beads, (800) 777-0038, www.primitiveearth beads.com. ●

1. Attach the cable chain to the left side of the pendant by opening and closing the chain link as you would a jump ring; repeat to attach the ladder chain to the right side of the pendant. Attach one 8mm jump ring to the free end of the cable chain. Attach the remaining 8mm jump ring to the free end of the ladder chain. 2. Attach a cup chain connector to each end of the cup chain. Use one 5mm jump ring to attach one

beads.etsy.com.Vintage rose bead: A2Z Designs, www.a2z designs.etsy.com. Clasp: AD Adornments, www.adadornments .com. Similar ribbon: A Little Scrappy, www.alittlescrappy.etsy .com. Buttons: Jones Farm Vintage, www.jonesfarmvintage.etsy .com. Pink moonstone chain and cup chain connectors: Who Knows What, www.whoknowswhat.etsy.com. Similar faux pearl chain: Karelian St. Antiques, www.karelianstantiques.etsy.com. Brass patina wire: Artwear Elements, www.artwearelements.etsy .com. All other chain, jump rings, and gold-filled wire: Lima Beads, www.limabeads.com. ●

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(303) 451-1900

www.donnasbeads.com

www.rusticriverfinds.com Rustic River is a collection of handcrafted jewelry, Vintaj Natural Brass, specialty beads, & Unique finds. Our shop is inspired by nature. Open 7 days a week.

2717 Beneva Rd.

BEADS!—Tampa

www.beadinhand.com Friendly and knowledgeable staff, offering seed beads, semiprecious, Czech glass beads and more. Beading supplies, tools, findings and tips. Birthday parties, classes, repairs. Space to “stay and play.” Open 7 days, visit website for hours.

12807 W. Hillsborough Ave., Ste. H

(813) 258-3900

Georgia The Colorstones—Atlanta & Roswell www.b-e-a-d.com

10–5 Mon–Sat. Czech glass, gemstones, Bali, seed beads, Delicas, bugles, charms, sterling and gold-filled findings and beads, books, tools, supplies, and much more. Email: tami@beadsong.com.

Wholesale bead jewelry supply open to the public. Silver, gold filled, chains, leather cords, paves, stretchy cords, charms, wires, tools, classes.

(719) 530-0110

10800 Alpharetta Hwy., Ste. 184 2350 Cheshire Bridge Rd., Ste. 204

(770) 993-9921 (404) 389-0817

Beadjoux—Braselton www.beadjoux.com

www.thistlebeads.com

The Absolute Best Bead Store Northeast of Atlanta! Great products including Swarovski, Czech fire polish, seed beads, all the new bead shapes and sizes, a great selection of clasps and so much more! Check our website for class schedule, national instructor calendar, directions and hours. Shop Online at www.beadjoux.net.

24 Pennsylvania Ave.

(860) 739-6552

www.beadedenvisions.com Cape Coral’s only Bead Store offers not only an array of beads but a place that ’s war m, inv iting and nur tur ing to your creativity. Spend a day with us and enjoy complimentary coffee & soothing music while you browse and shop through our huge selection of Czech glass, Miyuki Seed beads, Delicas, crystals, Semi-Precious Stones, leather, tools, findings, pearls, wire, books as well as unique handcrafted jewelry & gifts. We offer classes in beading & wire wrapping and host parties. See our website for a list of classes and upcoming events. STORE HOURS: (CLOSED Sun & Mon) TUES, WED & FRI 10am-6pm, THURS & SAT 10am-4pm. During SEASON (November- March) OPEN on MONDAYS 10am-2pm as well as our regular hours.

130 Del Prado Blvd. S., Ste.7

(239) 673-6096

Laura’s Beads—Hudson www.laurasbeads.com Laura’s Beads is more than just a bead shop, it is a place to learn, create, relax and enjoy. With a warm and inviting atmosphere, we’re here to assist you in finding what you need for your latest project. Specializing in bead-weaving, we offer a range of classes for both beginners and experienced beaders. Best of all, we are stocked with a gorgeous selection of beads, findings, and supplies at great prices.

8143 State Rd. 52

(706) 658-0007

www.gonewiththebead.com Come and see our unique and exciting shop. We have 2,400 sq. ft. featuring artisan beads and focals, Czech beads and buttons, Kumihimo, vintage beads and stampings, Miyuki, Swarovski, Venetian beads, TierraCast, Wire Lace and Wire Knitz, Hill Tribe Silver, Kazuri, African metal and trade beads, pearls, stone, wood, and horn. See our gallery tour at www.gonewiththebead.com. Please check website for hours.

16 N. Main St., Ste. D (Entrance at the back) (706) 769-2012

Idaho Pandora’s Baubles and Beads—Idaho Falls pandorasbaublesandbeads.com T he a rea’s best a nd l a rgest select ion of high qu a l it y gemstones, German vintage beads, Tibetan, Bali, Thai, and Turkish silver beads and findings, Czech glass, Japanese and Czech seed beads, trade beads and much more. We also specialize in extraordinary pearls, all of which are handpicked from all over the globe. Classes from beginner to advanced. Monday thru Friday 11:00-5:30 and Saturday 12:00-5:30. Check out our Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

440 Park Ave.

Beads Etc.—Maitland www.beadstoreorlando.com Beads Etc. is Orlando’s Premier Teaching Center & Full Ser v ice Bead Store. Feat u r i ng Japa nese Seed Bead s, Swarovski, Gemstones, Pearls, Thunder Polished Crystals, Fine metals & Mixed Metal Findings and Chain. Lots of Kits and a Special order Catalog.

(407) 339-BEAD (2323)

The Bead Strand—Ocala

(208) 529-3696

Illinois

www.beadworldbeads.com Jewelry and gift items from around the world, specializing in ancient and new Indonesian glass beads, (Indonesian glass beads available wholesale) and recycled glass beads. Jewelry repair—books—findings—body jewelry—piercings.

8 S. Brockway

(847) 776-BEAD (2323)

The Beaded Peacock—Winona Lake www.thebeadedpeacock.com Largest selection of stone beads in N. Indiana. Glass and seed beads, findings and tools, custom jewelry and repair, classes and parties year round. A hidden gem in a cozy lakeside town. Find us on Facebook. Open Mon-Sat 10-6

(574) 371-2777

Maine Caravan Beads—Portland www.caravanbeads.com Come see the complete line of Miyuki Delica beads in our retail bead store which doubles as our wholesale showroom. We carry an enormous selection of Miyuki seed beads as well as Swarovski crystal, pearls, semi-precious, Czech glass, findings and chain. Weekly workshops and free help at our work tables. 915 Forest Ave.

(207) 761-2503

Maryland Atlantic Gems, Inc.—Silver Spring www.atlanticgems.com Best pricing on Swarovski Crystal. Factory distributor of Findings/Chains in Sterling Silver, Gold-Filled, & 14K Gold. Plated Chains/Findings in 6 finishes. Miyuki Delicas – 650 colors. Full selection of Semi-Precious Beads, Freshwater and Akoya Pearls, & Tools. 8609 Second Ave., #103B

(301) 565-8094 (888) 422-GEMS

Michigan Bead Bohemia—Farmington www.facebook.com/beadbohemia Low prices *friendly service.* Unique selection. A wide variety of beads and components including semi-precious gems and Czech glass to artist pieces, seed beads, designer brass lines, and more. Ask for your free “Bead Addiction” card!

33321 Grand River Ave.

(248) 474-9264

Bead Haven—Frankenmuth

City Beads—Chicago

(727) 495-0803

(708) 848-1761

Bead World—Palatine

805 East Canal St.

Gone With The Bead—Watkinsville (Athens)

Florida Beaded Envisions—Cape Coral

110 N. Orlando Ave.

6750 HWY 53, Ste. 103

145 Harrison St.

Indiana

Thistle Beads—Niantic Take a trip to the seashore and find all the beads you need! Two-hole heaven, Shibori, Soutache, Toho & Miyuki seed beads, kits and more! Enjoy the new boardwalk and all Niantic has to offer! Find us on Facebook! Mon-Sat 10-6 Thurs 10-8 Sun 11-5

(815) 776-0043

Bead In Hand—Oak Park

www.eBeads.com THE LARGEST SEED BEAD COLLECTION IN THE TAMPA BAY AREA! We stock over 1,000 Delica colors, Tilas, Half Tilas, Cubes, Magatamas, Rounds, Berry Beads, and more! Czech glass, SuperDuos, Fire Polish, Tiles, and more! Gemstones, Freshwater Pearls, base metal findings, Swarovski Crystals, and lampwork beads. Classes by local and nationally known artists. Visit our website for hours and class schedule. beads@ebeads.com

Connecticut

109 N. Main St.

(941) 444-7457

Beadsong—Salida

107 F St.

(847) 699-7959

Rustic River Finds—Galena

Whether you are a beginner or advance bead weaver, come in for inspiration or classes. Great selection of Swarovski crystals/ pearls, japanese seed beads, fire polish, preciosa and finds. Great prices and the friendliest gals in town. come in and bead with us.

(719) 836-2698

Alley Cat Beads—Northglenn

(941) 764-6222

Donna’s Beads—Sarasota

bodacious beads, Inc.—Des Plaines

www.citybeadschicago.com

www.beadhaven.com

Seed Bead and AIKO Specialists! Huge inventory of vintage C z ec h g l a ss bead s, ne w sh aped bead s, Ga r y W i l son cabochons, pearls and semiprecious stones. Nationally and internationally renowned teachers! DISCOUNT PRICES! Open Tuesdays 12-8, Saturdays 11-4 or by appointment. For class schedules and more information, visit our website or call to be added to our mailing list.

5,000 sq. feet makes us Michigan’s largest bead store! HUGE selection of Czech beads in new shapes. Chain, antique silver & brass stampings. Seed beads, Delicas, Swarovski, & pearls. Kits, patterns, FREE classes, tools, supplies & books. Open 7 days! Second location in CASEVILLE MI!

3928 N. Rockwell St.

(312) 316-1910

Southpass Beads—Cobden

925 S. Main St., E

(989) 652-3566

The Creative Fringe LLC—Grand Haven www.thecreativefringe.com

Come visit Ocala’s hidden treasure at an all new 3000 sq ft location in Paddock Mall. Offering a wide selection of gemstones, Swarovski crystals, seed beads, findings, Czech g l a ss, a nd l a mpwork bead s. A lso newly added is ou r accessory boutique offering unique gifts and jewelry. Visit o u r w e b s it e t o p u r c h a s e b e a d i n g k it s o r f o r m o r e information including class schedules.

For All Your Beading & Fiber Needs! Great selection & prices! Best little bead shop in southern Illinois! Unique ceramic beads, Czech glass, findings, Soft Flex wire, cord, silk ribbon, Cascade yarn, seed beads, gemstones & more. Watch for our trunk shows. Classes & Parties Available. Follow us on Facebook & Twitter! Wed-Fri 12-6, Sat 10-5, or by appointment.

We moved! We’re a full-service bead and jewelry supply shop offering an extensive collection of beads & cabochons, findings, sterling silver wire, sheet & blanks, gold-filled, base metals, beading and metalsmithing tools, lampworking supplies, soldering supplies and more. Cultivate your creative side with classes from beginning to advanced in metalworking, enameling, lampwork and beading. Private classes, parties, & workstations available. Come to the Fringe! Your creativity awaits you!

3100 SW College Rd. (near Macy’s)

203 E. Ash St.

117 Washington Ave

www.thebeadstrand.com

82

WWW.INTERWEAVE.COM

(352) 620-2323

www.southpassbeads.etsy.com

(618) 893-6170

(616) 296-0020


Stony Creek Bead & Gallery—Ypsilanti Twp.

Artistic Touch Beads—Millville

www.stonycreekbead.blogspot.com

www.artistictouchbeads.com

Supporting the artist inside of you! Huge collection of Seed & Czech Beads. Bali, pearls, and stones. Lampwork & Polymer Clay by MI artists. Classes, kits, books & so much more! I-94 to exit 183. South 1 mile. Closed Sundays and Mondays. Tue– Fri 10–6, Sat 10–5. www.StonyCreekBead.blogspot.com.

Minutes from Route 55! Come see our Toho, TierraCast, Czech glass, lampwork, 2 hole beads, loose beads, wire, Swarovski bicones. 20% off most books! Bead group, classes, Girls’ Night Out, parties. Our annual sidewalk sale is coming up! 501 N. High St., Cottage J (856) 500-1630

2060 Whittaker Rd.

(734) 544-0904

Bead Dazzle—Point Pleasant www.BeadDazzlePoint.com

Bobby Bead—Minneapolis

Ocean County’s largest full-service bead store. Huge selection of Swarovski, semi-precious, Czech crystal; largest selection around of seed beads. All the new twohole beads, Delicas, Charlottes, and much more. Kits, free classes, many special events, and guest Bead Artists. Many classes available in all techniques. 2319 Bridge Ave. (732) 295-6679

www.bobbybead.com Several thousand varieties of TOHO Japanese seed beads including more than 1,000 colors of AIKO Precision Cylinder beads. Wholesale and retail distributor of NEW, high-quality TOHO beading needles and One-G thread. Largest Full-Line Bead Store in Minnesota! info@bobbybead.com.

2831 Hennepin Ave. S.

(888) 900-2323

Stormcloud Trading Co. (Beadstorm)— St. Paul www.beadstorm.com 30+ years of experience shows in our vast selection of seed beads, pressed glass, Swarovsk i cr ysta ls, Ba l i si lver, sterling, and gold-filled beads. Shop in-store or online. Mon–Fri 10–6, Sat 10–5. No print catalog.

725 Snelling Ave. N.

(651) 645-0343

Missouri Springfield Leather & Touchstone Beads— Springfield www.springfieldleather.com Come in and explore Springfield’s largest bead store, over 2,500 sq. ft. of high quality findings and an awesome selection of semi-precious bead strands for your unique creations. We have lots of tools for beading, metal stamping, leather crafts and a wide array of seed beads. We offer a variety of classes taught by our resident experts. Lots of classes. Open Mon-Sat 9-6.

1463 S. Glenstone

(800) 668-8518

Lady Bug Beads—St. Louis

Lucy’s Bead Boutique—Point Pleasant www.LUCYSBEADBOUTIQUE.com We offer classes, kits, variety of Miyuki, Toho, Swarovski, Czech, and much more. Also, Bead Club, Sunday Fundays, Open Beading, all in a social, fun atmosphere!

3241 Route 88

(848) 232-3690

New York Let’s Bead!—East Rochester www.letsbead.com Your destination bead shop! 3,200 sq. ft. bright full-service bead store. Wide selection of quality beads, semi-precious stones, Swarovsk i cr ysta ls, kumihimo, chain mai l le, stringing materials, wire, findings and more! Featuring unique beads and components by loca l and A mer ican artisans. Friendly customer service for beaders of all levels.

349 W. Commercial St.

(585) 586-6550

www.beadjungle.com

1590 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy., Ste. 160

(702) 432-2323

New Hampshire Ladybead and Rook—Wilton www.ladybeadandrook.com Beautiful, quality beads to inspire your creativity and accentuate your style. Emphasis on European beads: Czech crystals, pressed glass, seed beads, pearls, and semiprecious. Artisan-created jewelry for fine gift giving. Ample parking. Wed–Sat 9–5:30, Sun 11–4. At the Riverview Mill Artist Shops.

29 Howard St.

(603) 654-2805

New Jersey Beads by Blanche—Bergenfield www.beadsbyblanche.com (Only miles from NYC.) Visit East Coast’s premier bead shop. 3,000+ colors/styles of Japanese seed beads, glass, crystal, semiprecious, lampwork, and more! Classes by local and nationally known artists. Extensive inventory for unlimited possibilities! 106 N. Washington Ave. (201) 385-6225

Sojourner—Lambertville

1123 Pawlings Rd.

(484) 524-8231

The Bead Garden—Havertown www.thebeadgarden.com Friendly, full-service bead store for all of your jewelrymaking needs. Classes for all levels of experience, including beg inners. Bir thday par ties and g roup outings. Knowledgeable staff that is delighted to help.

2122 Darby Rd.

(610) 449-2699

Blue Santa Beads—Media www.bluesantabeads.net An artistic venue that prides itself on a vast selection of beads and findings to encourage your creativity. Customers always come first and always return.

1165 W. Baltimore Pike

(610) 892-2740

From Beads to Chains to Glass Sew-On and much more. Beads World is your one-stop shop. Quality selections in the heart of NYC’s fashion district. Mon-Fri 9-7, Sat-Sun 10-5.

You r one stop bead shop i n Da l l a s: Huge col lec t ion of Gemstones, agates, pewter, findings, chain, Chinese crystal, pave beads, rhinestone findings, wood beads, tools, ceramics and sterl ing si lver jewelr y st udded w it h semi-precious gemstones. Spend over $300 or more (wholesale) and receive 50% off on selected items. Call us to be included for weekly sales at the shop. Email: indiagems@aol.com. Fax: (214) 749-0446

57 W. 38th St. (between 5th & 6th Avenue) (212) 302-1199

www.chevronbeads.com

2454 Royal Ln.

Asheville’s premier full-service bead store of 25+ years. Largest selection of seed beads, Old World Trade Beads and Vintage glass in the SE Region. Huge selection of pearls, gemstones, cr ystals, Czech, ceramic & natural beads, including all the supplies you need. WireLace® Distributor – Open 7 day a week. Importer/Classes/Parties/Workspace

40 N. Lexington Ave. (Downtown)

(828) 236-2323

Ain’t Miss Bead Haven—Mooresville

Most complete bead shop in the Las Vegas area with the largest variety of beads and findings. Classes, silversmithing, parties, workshops, and volume discounts. Minutes from the Strip. Please visit website for shop hours.

www.buttercupbeads.com Let your creativity blossom in our cozy country setting. Classes, Parties, oh-so-pretty sparkly things, and most of a l l , f u n ! O n e - s t o p s ho p p i n g i n a n o p e n w o r k s ho p environment. Artisan/bead-addict owned and operated.

Texas

North Carolina

Nevada

Buttercup Beads—Audubon

Beads Unlimited Inc.—Dallas

Chevron Trading Post & Bead Co.—Asheville

Bead Jungle—Henderson (Las Vegas area)

(918) 576-8940

Pennsylvania

www.beadsworldusa.com

Midwest’s favorite bead shop. Over 3000 sq. ft. of beads that focus on Toho and Miyuki Seed Beads, a large selection of Czech Glass and Tierra Cast Pew ter. Full selection of Swarovski Crystals and Freshwater Pearls. We are a teaching store. Also check out our Etsy Shop at LadybugbeadsSTL. Mon, Wed, Fri 10–6, Tue and Thu 10–8, Sat 9–4, Sun 12–4.

(314) 644-6140

11230 N. Garnett Rd., Unit A

Beads World Inc.—New York

www.ladybugbeadsstl.com

7616 Big Bend Blvd.

www.sabeads.com Looking for the latest in beads? If you’ve seen it in a bead magazine, chances are we have it available for purchase at the store. Classes are twice a week with the schedule posted on our website at www.sabeads.com or on Facebook.com/ sabead1

www.aintmissbeadhaven.com Classes, Birthday Parties, Summer Camp, Socials (Bring Your Own Beads). Design & Make Your Own Jewelry - or let us make it for you. Mooresville’s best place for beads & jewelry supply. Just 20 miles north of Charlotte NC. We offer a large variety of vintage components, Seed beads, Two-Hole beads, Swarovski, Preciosa, Czech, Gemstones, Crystals, Pewter, Sterling Silver, Silver & Gold filled, and Vermeil findings. 138 N. Main St. (704) 746-9278

Ohio

(214) 749-0444

Washington Wynwoods Gallery & Studio— Port Townsend www.wynwoods.com A beautiful and unique bead shop that has everything the beader could need or want. Also, a line of sterling charms and components designed by the shop’s owner, Lois. Daily 10–7.

940 Water St.

(360) 385-6131

Wonders of the World Beadshop—Spokane www.wondersoftheworldinc.com Best little bead shop in Spokane. Incredible gemstones, crystals, charms, seed beads, chain, findings, and books for your creative needs. Friendly staff and great prices. Make us your first stop! In the historic Flour Mill.

621 W. Mallon, Ste. 412

Beaded Bliss Designs—Cincinnati (Harrison) www.followyourbeadedbliss.com The tri-state’s best bead shop: create your own jewelry from our ever-g row ing selection of Swarovsk i cr ysta l, semiprecious, glass, metals, pendants, lampwork, clay beads, books, tools, and much more! Project assistance, classes & parties, too. Always follow your bliss!

1151 Stone Dr., Ste. E

(513) 202-1706

Bloomin’ Beads, Etc.—Columbus (Powell) www.BloominBeadsEtc.com We are a fun bead store with a 2,000 sq. ft. Event Center where we host weekly classes. We have all types of beads and supplies that you will need. Come join us!

4040 Presidential Parkway

(740) 917-9008

(509) 325-2867

Wisconsin Midwest Beads—Brookfield www.midwestbeads.com Our 2,000+ square foot store features beads made of glass, crystal, bone, metal, ceramic, clay, shell & wood in many different sizes & styles. Not sure what you’ll need? Midwest Beads Staff is always on hand to offer advice, recommendations and moral support to both beginning & experienced beaders. So don’t worry, bead happy!

19115 W. Capitol Dr., Ste. 118

(262) 781-7670

Prairie Flower Beads—Portage www.prairieflowerbeads.com

www.sojourner.biz

Gahanna Bead Studio—Gahanna

Sojourner stocks freshwater pearls, semiprecious stones, Swarovski crystals, Czech glass and seed beads, sterling beads, Chinese enamel beads, castings, charms, ethnic beads, findings—including our own design sterling silver box clasps bezel set with vintage and semiprecious elements. Open daily 11-6. 26 Bridge St. (609) 397-8849

Oldest bead store in Columbus, offering unique classes, workshops, and parties. Huge selection of findings, vintage porcelain, stone, wood, bone, Miyuki, Swarovski, Czech, cords, leather, and more. Exemplary customer service from friendly, knowledgeable staff.

Friendly store that offers classes, birthday/wedding parties, and open beading. Great selection of seed beads (Czech and Japanese), stone strands, pearl strands, Czech glass embellishment strands, focal pieces, Swarovski Crystals and findings. Our staff has combined experience of 50 years of beading. Magazines, books, tools, cords, leather cords and lots more. See website for hours.

1028 N. Hamilton Rd.

210 W. Cook St.

www.gahannabeadstudio.com

(614) 933-8948

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JSM Bead Coop—Sheboygan www.jsmbeadcoop.com

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Sheboygan County’s bead store! Offering a wide variety of beads, findings, tools, books, and more. Workspace, tools, and a friendly, knowledgeable staff available—create right in the store! Classes and special events. Hours: Closed Sun/ Mon; Open Tue/Wed 10-5; Thurs/Fri 10-7; Sat 10-5 1511 S. 12th St.

(920) 208-BEAD (2323)

Meant to Bead—Sun Prairie www.Meant-to-Bead.com Full-service bead shop. Featuring classes, large selection of beads, books, tools, etc. Specializing in PMC, semiprecious stone, and lampwork and Czech glass beads. Mon–Fri 10–8, Sat 10–5, Sun 12–4.

110 Columbus St.

(608) 837-5900

Stoned & Wired, LLC Studio/Boutique—Wausau What a lovely addiction! www.stonedandwiredllc.com Shop Online At: WWW.SHOPTIQUES.COM Facebook: Stoned and Wired Bead Shop Interesting selection of stones, gorgeous pearls, glass, met a l s & f i nd i ngs, Sw a rov sk i c r y st a l s, seed bead s, kumihimo supplies, buttons & more. Unique jewelr y desig ns by Leocadia and loca l artists. Char ming atmosphere. Located in downtown Wausau in the historic Landmark Building. Classes available. Tues, Thurs: 11-6, Wed, Friday: 11-5. Summer Saturday hours through Sept 11 are 11-3. Starting Sept 12, Saturday hours are 11-5. Closed Sunday and Monday.

221 Scott St.

(715) 210-3165

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New Jersey

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South Jersey Bead Society P.O. Box 1242 Bellmawr, NJ 08099-5242 coprez2@southjerseybeadsociety.org www.southjerseybeadsociety.org Meetings are held the first Thursday of the month September-June from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. SJBS also offers workshops taught by local and national teachers. For locations and more info see the website.

www.pocoinspired.com Winnipeg’s premiere full-service bead store with the largest selection of high-quality beads, stones, cr ystals, wire, chain, metal, tools, delica’s, findings, workshops, and more. 495 D Madison St. (Rear Entrance) (204) 219-2528

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Virginia Northern Virginia Bead Society P.O. Box 2258 Vienna, VA 22182 info.nvbs@yahoo.com www.nvbs.org Meetings: 1st Thurs. of each month, 7pm-9pm, Sept - June at Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE, Vienna, VA. 22180 We offer workshops; an annual auction; and a year-end member party. Connect on our website!

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BEAD BROWSER www.toocutebeads.com We carry Swarovski crystal, pendants, pearls, gold-filled beads, chain, sterling silver beads, cultured pearls, Murano glass, artist glass, tools and wire, kits, and much more. Visit our website for class schedule and for our sale of the week.

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PoCo Inspired—Winnipeg, MB

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Original cast and hand fabricated charms, findings, resin frames and components. Unique selection of rosary parts & religious medals. Beads, chain and other found treasures. Plus new Czech two hole beads for your new design work. Whimsical charms all designed by Lois Venarchick. (Wynwoods Gallery & Bead Studio, Port Townsend, WA)

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4 Sirius Beaders—Paris, ON www.4siriusbeaders.com Over 400 colors of Miyuki delicas; Miyuki seeds sizes 6 to 15; Swarovski Crystals and Pearls. Superduos, Crescants, Crystals 2mm and up. Large assortment of findings. Fringe & Decorative beads; Wire; Tools; Pattern books; Needles; Nymo thread; Classes. Central to London, Hamilton, Kitchener, Brantford. Call for store hours. See us on Facebook. 51 Ball St.

(519) 442-7454

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W ILLI A M HOLL A ND SCHOOL OF L APIDARY ARTS PO Box 980, Young Harris, GA 30582. Call for information (706) 379-2126; lapidary@windstream.net; www.lapidaryschool.org. Week-long classes from April–October.

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Connecticut

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techniques STITCH INDEX Brick stitch 56 Crimping 68, 70, 71 Fringe 26 Gluing 70 Herringbone stitch 16, 36 Knotting 69, 72, 73 Ladder stitch 26 Loomwork 49 Netting 36, 42, 60, 64 Peyote stitch 22, 30, 42, 52, 56, 60, 64 Picot 16 Right-angle weave 16, 22, 26, 42, 60, 64 Russian spiral 46 Stringing 68, 69, 70, 71 Wireworking 72, 73, 74

PICOT A picot is a decorative net, most often made with 3 beads, used to embellish a beadwork surface.

BRICK STITCH Stitch a foundation row in one- or twoneedle ladder stitch. String 2 beads and pass under the closest exposed loop of the foundation row and back through the second bead. String 1 bead and pass under the next exposed loop and back through the bead just strung; repeat.

PASS THROUGH VS PASS BACK THROUGH Pass through means to move the needle in the same direction that the beads have been strung. Pass back through means to move the needle in the opposite direction.

FINISHING AND STARTING NEW THREADS Tie off the old thread when it’s about 4" long by making an overhand knot around previous threads between beads. Weave through a few beads to hide the knot, and trim the thread close to the work. Start the new thread by tying an overhand knot around previous threads between beads. Weave through several beads to hide the knot and to reach the place to resume beading.

STOP BEAD A stop bead (or tension bead) holds your work in place. To make one, string a bead larger than those you are working with, then pass through the bead one or more times, making sure not to split the thread.

STRINGING Stringing is a technique that uses beading wire, needle and thread, or other material to gather beads into a strand.

FRINGE Exit from the foundation row of beads or fabric. String a length of beads plus 1 bead. Skipping the last bead, pass back through all the beads just strung to form a fringe leg. Pass back into the foundation row or fabric.

Two-drop peyote stitch is worked the same as one-drop peyote stitch, but with 2 beads at a time instead of 1 bead.

For odd-count flat peyote stitch, string an uneven number of beads to create Rows 1 and 2. String 1 bead, skip the last bead strung, and pass through the next bead. Repeat across the row (this is Row 3). To add the last bead, string 1 bead and knot the tail and working threads, clicking all beads into place. Start the next row (Row 4) by passing back through the last bead added. Continue in peyote stitch, turning as for even-count at the end of this and all evennumbered rows. At the end of all oddnumbered rows, add the last bead, pass under the thread loop at the edge of the previous rows, and pass back through the last bead added.

round. Continue in this manner, alternating the two previous rounds. It may be necessary to adjust the bead count, depending on the relative size of the beads, to keep the circle flat.

For even-count tubular peyote stitch, string an even number of beads and knot the tail and working threads to form the first 2 rounds; pass through the first 2 beads strung. To work Round 3, string 1 bead, skip 1 bead, and pass through the next bead; repeat around until you have added half the number of beads in the first round. Step up through the first bead added in this round. For the following rounds, string 1 bead and pass through the next bead of the previous round; repeat, stepping up at the end of each round.

To decrease within a row, string 1 bead and skip a loop of thread on the previous row, passing under the second loop and back through the bead.

To increase within a row, work 2 stitches in the same loop on the previous row.

PEYOTE STITCH For one-drop even-count flat peyote stitch, string an even number of beads to create the first two rows. Begin the third row by stringing 1 bead and passing back through the second-to-last bead of the previous row. String another bead and pass back through the fourth-to-last bead of the previous row. Continue adding 1 bead at a time, passing over every other bead of the previous row.

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Begin a midproject peyote-stitch increase by working a stitch with 2 beads in one row. In the next row, work 1 bead in each stitch, splitting the pair of beads in the previous row. For a smooth increase, use very narrow beads for both the two-drop and the one-drop between.

To make a midproject peyote-stitch decrease, simply pass the thread through 2 beads without adding a bead in the “gap.” In the next row, work regular one-drop peyote stitch over the decrease. Work with tight tension to avoid holes.

Work odd-count tubular peyote stitch the same as even-count tubular peyote stitch; however, it isn’t necessary to step up at the end of each round.

HERRINGBONE STITCH Form a foundation row of one- or twoneedle even-count ladder stitch and exit up through the final bead. String 2 beads, pass down through the next bead in the ladder, and pass up through the following bead; repeat to the end of the row. Step up for the next row by wrapping the thread around previous threads to exit up through the last bead strung. To form the next row, string 2 beads and pass down through the second-to-last bead of the previous row and up through the following bead. Repeat, stringing 2 beads per stitch, passing down then up through 2 beads of the previous row and stepping up as before. The 2-bead stitch will cause the beads to angle in each column, like a herringbone fabric.

For circular peyote stitch, string 3 beads and knot the tail and working threads to form the first round; pass through the first bead strung. For the second round, string 2 beads and pass through the next bead of the previous round; repeat twice. To step up to the third round, pass through the first bead of the current round. For the third round, string 1 bead and pass through the next bead of the previous round; repeat around, then step up at the end of the BEADWORK

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LADDER STITCH For one-needle ladder stitch, string 2 beads and pass through them again. Manipulate the beads so their sides touch. String 1 bead. Pass through the last bead added and the bead just strung. Repeat, adding 1 bead at a time and working in a figure-eight pattern.

NETTING String a base row of 13 beads. String 5 beads and pass back through the fifth bead from the end of the base row. String another 5 beads, skip 3 beads of the base row, and pass back through the next bead; repeat to the end of the row. To turn, pass back through the last 3 beads (one leg of the last net). String 5 beads, pass back through the center bead of the next net, and continue.

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For circular netting, string {1A and 1B} six times; pass through the beads again to form a circle for the foundation round and pass through the next 1B. *String 1A, 1B, and 1A; skip 3 beads and pass through the following bead in the previous round to form a “net.” Repeat from * twice, then step up for the next round by passing through the first 2 beads of the first net. String 2A, 1B, and 2A; pass through the middle bead of the nearest net in the previous round. Repeat twice, then step up for the next round by passing through the first 3 beads of this round. Work each round the same way, increasing the number of A beads as necessary to keep the work flat, and stepping up by passing through the first half of the first net.

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For tubular netting, string {1A and 1B} six times; pass through the beads again to form the foundation round. *String 1A, 1B, and 1A; skip 1B and pass through the following 1B in the previous round to form a “net.” Repeat from * twice, then step up for the next round by passing through the first 2 beads of this round. **String 1A, 1B, and

1A; pass through the middle bead of the nearest net in the previous round. Repeat from ** twice, then step up as before. Work each round the same way.

RIGHT-ANGLE WEAVE For one-needle right-angle weave, string 4 beads and pass through the first 3 beads again to form the first unit. For the rest of the row, string 3 beads and pass through the last bead exited in the previous unit and the first 2 beads just strung; the thread path will resemble a series of figure eights, alternating direction with each unit. To begin the next row, pass through beads to exit from the top bead of the last unit. String 3 beads and pass through the last bead exited and the first bead just strung. *String 2 beads; pass back through the next top bead of the previous row, the last bead exited in the previous unit, and the 2 beads just strung. Pass through the next top bead of the previous row. String 2 beads; pass through the last bead of the previous unit, the top bead just exited, and the first bead just strung. Repeat from * to complete the row, then begin a new row as before.

For cubic right-angle weave, string 4 beads, leaving a 3" tail. Pass through the beads again to form a tight circle; use the working and tail threads to tie a square knot and pass through the first bead strung. For the first face of the cube, string 3 beads and pass through the last bead exited at the bottom of the cube, then pass through the first bead just added. For the second face of the cube, string 2 beads and pass back through the next bead at the bottom of the cube, then pass up through the nearest bead on the side of the first face, pass through the 2 beads just added, and pass through the next bead at the bottom of the cube. For the third face of the cube, string 2 beads; pass down through the nearest side bead on face 2, pass through the next bead at the bottom of the cube, and pass up through the first bead just added. For the fourth face of the cube, string 1 bead; pass down through the nearest side bead on face 1, pass back through the next bead at the bottom of

the cube, pass up through the nearest side bead of face 3, and pass through the first bead just added. Pass through the 4 beads at the top to complete the cube. For subsequent cubes, the beads at the top of the previous cube will act as the bottom of the new cube.

LOOMWORK Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for warping your bead loom. Note that you will need one more warp thread than you have number of beads in a row. Tie a thread to an outside warp (tie onto the left warp if you are right-handed or the right warp if you are left-handed). Use a needle to string the first row of beads and slide them down to the knot. Bring the beaded weft thread under the warp threads and push the beads up so that there is one bead between each two warp threads. Hold the beads in place and pass back through all the beads, making sure that the needle passes over the warp threads. End the threads by weaving back through the beadwork, tying knots between beads.

SPIRAL ROPE The basic formula for a spiral rope has larger beads as the center core, with smaller and more beads in the outer loops. String 4A (core) and 5B (loop). Pass through the 4A again, forming a D shape. *String 1A and 5B; pass through the top 3A and the 1A just strung. Repeat from *.

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LARK’S HEAD KNOT Lark’s head knots are great for securing stringing material to another piece, such as a ring or a donut. Fold the stringing material in half. Pass the fold through a ring or donut, then pull the ends through the loop created and pull snug.

the folded end. Tighten. Turn the necklace or bracelet over and repeat entire step for the other side. SQUARE KNOT This knot is the classic sturdy knot suitable for most stringing materials. Make an overhand knot, passing the right end over the left end. Make another overhand knot, this time passing the left end over the right end; pull snug.

OVERHAND KNOT This is the basic knot for tying off thread. Make a loop with the stringing material. Pass the cord that lies behind the loop over the front cord and through the loop; pull snug.

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SLIDE KNOTS This knot also works for creating adjustable closures for jewelry. Place the left and right cords parallel to one another with the ends in opposite directions. Fold one of the cords back onto itself about 3 inches. This is your working cord. Wrap the working cord around the other cord three times. Insert the working cord through the wraps, exiting

WIREWORKING To open a jump ring, grasp each side of its opening with a pair of pliers. Don’t pull apart. Instead, twist in opposite directions so that you can open and close it without distorting the ring’s shape.

For a simple loop, use flat-nose pliers to make a 90° bend at least ½" from the end of the wire. Use round-nose pliers to grasp the wire at the tip; roll the pliers

toward the bend, but not past it, to preserve the 90° bend. Adjust the pliers as needed to continue the wrap around the nose of the pliers. Trim the wire next to the bend. Open a simple loop by grasping each side of its opening with a pair of pliers. Don’t pull apart. Instead, twist in opposite directions so that you can open and close it without distorting the loop’s shape. To form a wrapped loop, begin with a 90° bend at least 2" from the end of the wire. Use round-nose pliers to form a simple loop with a tail overlapping the bend. Wrap the tail tightly down the neck of the wire two or three times. Trim the excess wire to finish. Make a thicker, heavierlooking wrapped loop by wrapping the wire back up over the coils, toward the loop, and trimming at the loop.

tube into an oval. Use the back notch of the crimping pliers to press the length of the tube down between the wires, enclosing them in separate chambers of the crescent shape. Rotate the tube 90° and use the front notch of the pliers to fold the two chambers onto themselves, forming a clean cylinder. Trim the excess wire.

GLUING

Place a sparing amount of glue on knots to secure them (we recommend G-S Hypo Cement) or use enough glue to completely secure beads to a surface (E6000, Terrifically Tacky Tape). Allow any glue to dry thoroughly before continuing. CRIMPING Crimp tubes are seamless metal tubes used to secure the end of a beading wire. To use, string a crimp tube and the connection finding (i.e., the loop of the clasp). Pass back through the tube, leaving a short tail. Place the crimp tube in the front notch of the crimping pliers and squeeze to shape the

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