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Creative Beading Magazine Volume 15 issue 5

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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three piece snail set

MATERIALS70cm x 18ga artistic wire gold3m x 24ga artistic wire copper colour2 x earring posts with backsBEADS8gms Japanese Toho 11/0 hex seed beads TOOLSRound nose pliersFlat or bent nose pliersWire cuttersCoiling GizmoTape measureFinished length of design: 3.5cm earrings, ring face 2.5cm Rating DESIGNER’S NOTEThe wire in this kit is a non-tarnish jewellery wire. To prevent the wire from being scratched, consider dipping your tools in ‘Tool Magic’ from the ArTTable.STEP ONECut the 18ga (thick wire) into 3 x 20cm lengths. Cut the 24ga wire into 3 x 80cm lengths.STEP TWOThread 30cm of the hex seed beads onto each 80cm strand of 24ga wire.STEP THREEUsing the small coiling gizmo rod or thick coat-hanger wire, begin to wind the 24ga wire around the rod. Do 18 rotations…

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irish eyes are smiling

MATERIALS2 x Greek Springs with Hook1 x Parrot Clasp1 x Coil of Necklace Memory Wire1 x Extension Chain5 x 50mm Headpins12 x 50mm Eyepins2 x 30 to 40cm lengths of round leather BEADS4 x Greek Metal Spacer Beads12 x 3mm Metal Spacer or Filler Beads3 x Large Focal Beads for Centre Drop6 x Medium Focal Beads for 2 side drops and to slide over end of leather12 x Flat Round16 x 6mm Round Beads33 x Size 8 Silver Lined Seed Beads TOOLSRound Nose PliersFlat Nose PliersMemory Wire CuttersFinished length of design: 18-20cm Rating DESIGNER’S NOTEThis design used 36cm, of round leather, allow for some extra to be trimmed off if needed. For our large and medium Focal Beads, we’ve used large square and round foils, and medium…

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memory bracelet

MATERIALS:8 Rounds of memory wire18 Headpins BEADS74 x 4mm Silver balls72 x Seed beads Size 8 Mint green46 x Seed beads Size 5 Blue44 x Chips 6mm Pale Purple20 x Glass beads 8mm Pale green32 x Glass beads 8mm Pale blue14 x Glass beads 8mm Pale pink6 x Feature Glass beads 10mm Pale blue14 x 6mm Silver balls18 x Bicone Crystals18 x daisy spacersTOOLSRound nose Rating STEP ONEAfter putting all your crystals and daisy spacers onto headpins, make an eye at one end of your memory wire and you can start threading your first round.STEP TWO1st round – Combine between your size 8 seed beads and your 4mm silver balls until you have completed one round.STEP THREE2nd round – Alternating between Size 5 seed beads and…

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MATERIALSBrass Charms1 x small ladybug2 x small seahorse2 x small bee2 x 6mm Jump rings18 x 7mm Jump rings5 x 4mm Jump rings2 x ½ inch headpins1x 2 inch headpin9 x 45mm eye pins5 x gold bead caps1 x 8mm gold and clear diamante rondelle80cm medium size brass curb chain1 x medium size brass clasp BEADS1 x 12mm black facet1 x cats eye drop yellow2 x 4mm czech facet olive2 x metal shapes1 x 12mm facet topaz3 x 5mm round glass aqua1 x chandelier drop amber1 x cloisonné lantern2 x 4mm bicone crystal peridot1 x crystal drop peridot1x crystal drop black AB1 x 12mm shell pearl purple1 x 6mm czech facet blue2 cloisonné Ring TOOLSRound nose pliersChain nose pliersCutters Rating STEP ONEPrepare chain by cutting the chain…

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pink allure

MATERIALSCopper adhesive foil – 6mm, 10mm roll or sheetVery fine copper wireShelf primer OR shelf paperGlass cleaner and ragsAraldite OR Loctite for bonding glass to metal GLASS1.6mm OR 3mm thick Bullseye Tested Compatible Glass – any of the transparent tints, preferably light tones3mm Bullseye Tested Compatible Glass – Any opal solid colours, preferably light tones TOOLSKilnGlass CutterRunning PliersScissorsTweezersRulerSafety GlassesHigh Temp Kiln Gloves Rating STEP ONEPrepare kiln. Kiln wash shelf, or line shelf with shelf paper to prevent glass sticking.STEP TWOCut a 1.4” by 1.4” square out of a solid opal of 3mm Bullseye Tested Compatible Glass. We used Opal White Style# 0113-30. Clean thoroughly with glass cleaner. Let dry.STEP THREECut a design out of copper adhesive foil with scissors. Peel off the backing and stick copper design…

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fragile and powerful links

Jumoke Debayo Beadwork from Chitra, North Pakistan. WE ALL KNOW THAT beads are important. The Old English word ‘bead’ originally meant ‘prayer’. Understanding their rich cultural history and significance, one is drawn to the fact that beads are most often found in religious contexts; often either to structure a sequence of prayers, or to invoke the good will of a deity. They also possess a rich, deep, and varied cultural and traditional history.Jumoke Debayo is a London born journalist, actor, producer and director. Jumoke’s recent quest to coordinate an array of beads to be exhibited in conjunction with the Melbourne Commonwealth Games, was a daunting task indeed. Her solution was to concentrate mainly upon beads by the major religions within the 53 Commonwealth nations. The project that…