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Creative Beading Magazine Volume 15 issue 3

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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venetian necklace

MATERIALS45cm Soft Flex wire .019 dia.50 x small gold caps of your choice50 x small gold spacers of your choice9 x large gold spacers of your choiceGold vermeil toggleGold crimps BEADSVenetian beads as follows: 1 x Schissa (disc) 22mm focal1 x blue foil triangle5 x blue coin (flat) Sommerso6 x green coin (flat) Sommerso2 x blue disc lentil2 x blue 8mm foil round4 x green 8mm foil round 25 x black 8mm Sommerso round2 x blue 8mm Sommerso round TOOLSChain (flat)nose pliersRound nose pliersCutters STEP ONEPlace a cap, the main pendant bead, another cap, a gold spacer, a cap, an 8mm black bead and another cap all on a long eye pin. Make a loop at the top.STEP TWOPlace the triangular bead with a gold barrel bead onto a…

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on the and narrow

MATERIALS10m x Superstitch beading thread BEADS12g x Matsuno 12/0 Seed beads – (A) – Turquoise #740FAB12g x Matsuno 11/0 Seed beads – (B) – Gold Rainbow #6344 x Magatama drop – Clear Rainbow4 x 5mm Bicone crystals – Silk Satin TOOLSSize 12 Beading needle Scissors KITS available in a choice of 5 colours. STEP ONECut the thread to your preferred length. Tie a stopper bead onto the tail end of the thread. Go through the bead one more time. Leave approximately a 3/4 m tail. STEP TWO1st row – string up 5 (A) beads. See Diagram 1. STEP THREE2nd row – see Diagram 2. Pick up 1 (B) bead; pass the needle from the bottom to the top of the last bead on the first row. Then back…

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floating on ice

MATERIALS1.6mm mandrel, pre-coated in bead releaseFibre blanket/vermiculite/ pre-heated kilnSilver foilGraphite or brass marverGLASSVetrofond: Silk (may be substituted with opaque white), Ocean Blue, ClearEffetre: Intense Black (stringer preferred), Dark IvoryLauscha: Olive GreenReichenbach: Iris Gold STEP ONEMake some silvered ivory stringer using the Dark Ivory and the silver foil. To do this:Lay out some silver foil – about 1.5” square – on your marver or another heat-proof flat surface. Warm the end of the ivory rod in a neutral flame until it just goes soft.Roll the soupy end of the rod over the silver foil so that the foil wraps the melted section, and then rub the foil onto the rod (using marver or other heatproof tool).Melt the foiled section of the rod in the flame and pull stringer from it.…

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heard it through the grapevine

WHAT IS ONE TO DO when one has several teeth removed from one’s mouth?Well naturally, you find the inspiration for crafting beautiful beaded jewellery, that’s what!And this is exactly how it all started for 11 year old Ashlee Mouat…Whilst being stuck at home for several days in May 2005, Ashlee became exasperatingly bored after her routine extractions. For some kids this may have seemed like the perfect break from school and a great reason to slouch on the couch. Not Ashlee. Her mother Kerrie, a very accomplished bear maker in her own right, suggested she utilise the insurmountable creative resources to be found in their Hillside home and make fun use of this free time by stringing together some simple plastic beaded bracelets.As an added incentive Mum pointed out…

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save the the turtles

MATERIALSApprox 20cm x 6mm gold belcher chain70-80 x gold headpins5 x gold eyepins50-60 x 2mm round gold beads2 x gold jump rings5 x gold turtle charms BEADS5 x 6mm flat oval blue glass beads5 x 6mm turquoise mysterious beads5 x 6mm matte gold round glass beads/pearls5 x 12mm crystal/gold etched spiral glass coins20 x 6mm glassfish beads in shades of blue and turquoise35-40 mixed glass beads in shades of dark and light marine blues/greens TOOLSCuttersChain (flat) nose pliersRound nose pliers Length of finished piece: 18 to 20 cm STEP ONECut the chain to a comfortable length, bearing in mind that the clasp will add about 2cm. Design note: The bead and chain units will be attached to both sides of the chain links.STEP TWOThread the flat oval beads onto…

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shimmering seahorse set

NECKLACE MATERIALS1 x large Lampwork Seahorse1 x ‘S’ hook clasp2 x 6mm jump rings2 x 2x2mm crimps2 x 4mm bead covers1 x 48cm Beadalon 21 strand .0121 x 42cm Beadalon 21 strand .012 BEADS56 x 4mm Swarovski Bicone – Sapphire50 x 4mm Swarovski Bicone – EriniteTOOLSFlat nose PliersRound nose PliersLength of finished piece: 45-50cmEARRINGS MATERIALS1 pr 1” hoop earwires4 x twisted crimpsBEADS2 small Lampwork Seahorses4 x 4mm Swarovski Bicone – Sapphire4 x 4mm Swarovski Bicone – Erinite NECKLACE STEP ONEAttach one jump ring to the ‘S’ hook and gently squash with round nose pliers the ‘S’ hook up against itself until the jump ring is secure and cannot slip off.STEP TWOThread one crimp onto both pieces of wire. Keeping the wire lengths even, wrap wire around the jump ring…