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Creative Beading Magazine

Volume 16 Issue 1

Be inspired by Australia's favorite beading magazine, containing projects for beginners and beyond from Australia’s top jewellery designers and expert trends, tips & tricks.

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work rest and play

MATERIALS EVERYDAY WEAR WATCHBAND 2 x 5mm ring bolt clasps1 x 40cm Stretch Magic Cord 0.5mm clear (SMC)10 x 4x5mm silver metal spacers (MSS) (hole needs to be large enough for loop of ring bolt to disappear inside) BEADS2 x 6mm Czech firepolished rounds black beads (FPR)3 x 8mm Czech firepolished rounds black beads (FPR)4 x 16x11mm flat ovals (FO) MATERIALS CASUAL/FANCY WATCHBAND 1 x Watch Face1 x 30cm length of nickel cable chain (link size 4x2.5mm)1 x 50cm Stretch Magic Cord clear 0.7mm8 x 6x4mm oval jumprings nickel2 x 5mm spilt rings nickel2 x 13mm nickel parrot clasps35 x nickel headpins6 x nickel eyepins 6 x assorted charms8 x 10mm bead caps BEADS22 x 6o seed beads8 x 10mm black17 x 8mm assorted beads in colours black, silver…

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violet and purple

MATERIALS6 x sterling silver tubes2 x sterling silver reducers 3 to 124 x sterling silver headpins 1 x fine silver floral cone1 x 3cm length of sterling silver chain1 x sterling silver toggle1 x 20cm length of sterling silver 24ga wire2 x sterling silver cones6 x crimps3 x 65cm Tigertail BEADS116 x 4mm amethyst faceted rounds4 x 6mm amethyst faceted rounds34 x 8mm amethyst faceted rounds2 x 8mm amethyst smooth rounds TOOLSRound nose pliersBent nose or long nose pliers Side cuttersLength of finished piece: 60cm plus 6cm feature tassel Rating DESIGNER’S NOTEI recommend wrapped loops for all of the loops in this necklace for security, particularly the ones attaching the toggle. Simple loops can be used instead, but the piece will not be as strong.STEP ONEMake an…

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pearls of persia

BRACELET MATERIALS 2 x 3 hole end bars1 fob clasp1 bead cap pewter14 x 4mm Flower Spacers20 x 3mm Jump Rings8 x 4mm Jump Rings1 x 6mm Jump Ring10 x Eye Pins (Thin)45cm Fine Open Link Chain (5 Links per 1cm)11cm Thick Open Link Chain (4.5 Links per 1cm) BEADS 3 x 12mm Coin pearls2 x 4mm fresh water pearls, beige4 x 5mm fresh water pearls, white2 x 6x8mm fresh water pearls, beige2 x 8mm fresh water pearls, round white TOOLS Round nose pliersChain nose pliersCuttersBeading matt optional EARRINGS MATERIALS pr Earring2 x 5 hole End Bars, pewter4 x Bead Caps, pewter4 x 4mm Flower Spacers8 x 3mm Jump Rings6 x Head Pins, thin6 x Eye Pins, thin65cm fine Open Link Chain,5 links per 1cm BEADS2 x 12mm Coin Pearls6…

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queen of hearts

HEART BEAD MATERIALS PMC3 Clay 6.3 gramsPMC3 PastePMS3 SyringeLeather Necklet with fittings BEADSCeramic Heart Bead CB6026 TOOLS6 Playing CardsPaint BrushStainless Steel Wire BrushBurnisher ToolSandpaper 1200Liver of SulfurBadger Balm or Olive Oil HEXAGONAL BEAD PENDANT MATERIALSPMC3 16 grams ClayPMC3 PastePMC SyringeLeather Necklet with fittings BEADSCeramic Hex Bead CB60312 Black Beads TOOLS6 Playing CardsPaint BrushStainless SteelWire BrushBurnisher ToolsSandpaper 1200Liver of SulfurBadger Balm or Olive Oil Rating HEART BEADSTEP ONEHolding the bead by using a toothpick or similar item, brush PMC paste over the entire ceramic bead; allow to dry.STEP TWOApply 5 to 6 coats of the paste to get sufficient coverage of silver onto your bead. Your must allow the paste to dry completely between coats.STEP THREECoat your work surface and your hands with either Badger Balm or…

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transparent mokume gané beads

MATERIALS2 x 2oz (58g) packages of Transparent Polymer Clay – Premo, Sculpey III, Fimo Soft or Fimo Classic.4 sheets of silver or gold metallic leaf29g (1/2 block) of each of Turquoise and Yellow Polymer Clay TOOLSWork surface – glass, Perspex, granite or marble. Not wood.Sculpey super slicer blade Brayer or rolling tool Waxed paper or tracing paper Pasta machineNeedle toolIsocol alcohol (for cleaning blade and work surface) – available at Chemists Baking trayMetal or bamboo skewers Oven (ensure temperature is accurate)400, 600, 800 and 1200 grit ‘wet and dry’ sandpaper Variable speed buffer with unstitched muslin buff (optional) STEP ONELightly condition all of the transparent clay and divide into six equal amounts. Condition it by kneading it or running it through a pasta machine. Set one of the…

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indian glass beads

INDIA IS ONE OF THE largest suppliers of the world’s beads, and has often been the leader in bead-making techniques. Indian civilisations around 4000 years ago pioneered the process of making hard stone beads, such as agate, and the process has changed little since that time. Although the advent of electricity has made some parts of the process easier, such as polishing and grinding, most Indian bead makers still utilise a double tipped diamond drill which is powered by a hand-driven bow drill.Indian glass beads have been around for about 2000 years, and India has been recognised as the origin of gold and silver foil lined beads that were exported all over the world. The port city of Arikamedu (earlier known as Viraipattinam) was one of the main bead…