December 2020 / January 2021

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inspiration for the new year

We’re ringing in the New Year with intriguing projects you’ll want to try. Kim Leahy resolves to do more bead embroidery this year—if you do, too, then we recommend starting with her Rain Goddess necklace on the cover (and page 49). Turn to Bead Buzz (page 80) for more inspiring resolutions from the designers who contributed to this issue. Be sure to check out the winning and honorable mention entries in the 2020 Interweave Jewelry, Bead & Gem Arts Awards. We’re thrilled that our contributors Edgar Lopez and Sue Neel are recognized for their amazing talents. If stretching your creativity is on your to-do list for 2021, entering this contest is a great way to give yourself the nudge. From Leslie Pope’s innovative Crossing Bridges bracelet (page 42) to Leslie Rogalski’s meditative…

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handpicked favorites in the interweave® shop

Beadwork favorites: Edgar Lopez Pattern Collection We’ve gathered five of Edgar Lopez’s fabulous patterns into a collection so you can get them all at once. With difficulty ratings of Intermediate and Advanced, these patterns are sure to please an adventurous beginner to even the most seasoned of beaders. Delve into Edgar’s world of eye-popping tropical colors, intriguing geometric shapes, and crystal-encrusted glamour. Get the collection at www.interweave.com today! Treat Yourself Subscribe to Beadwork and look forward to receiving a new issue delivered to your mailbox every other month. Packed with ideas, tips, and inspiration, Beadwork 2021 will feature the stitches you love and projects you’ll want to make with expert instructions and illustrations for your success. Subscribe for yourself – or a friend – at www.interweave.com/subscribe www.interweave.com…

6 Min.
bridge to serenity

A RIVER OF PEARLS AND BRIDGE beads are the focus of this lovely feminine collar-style necklace. TECHNIQUE Right-angle weave variation PROJECT LEVEL ∘∘∘ MATERIALS 10g matte seafoam green size 8° Japanese seed beads (A) 58 hematite 5×12mm 3-hole Bridge beads (B) 119 matte gold 3mm fire-polished rounds (C) 142 crystal cream 6mm Swarovski crystal pearls (D) 1 gold 8×14mm ball-and-socket clasp 2 gold 4mm soldered jump rings 2 gold 6mm jump rings Green 10 lb WildFire thermally bonded beading thread TOOLS Scissors Size 12 beading needle Thread burner (optional) Bead stopper 2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers FINISHED SIZE 17 1/4" artist’s tips > Use gemstone rounds, pressed-glass druks, or fire-polished rounds in place of the pearl beads for a different look. > Check all the holes in the Bridge beads before use to be sure they’re clear. > If you’re using a thread burner, look up the “thread zap fuse method” for…

8 Min.
galactic pearls

ELEVATE YOUR OUTFIT with this modern take on the classic pearl necklace. The components resemble planets, and you get to be the center of the universe! TECHNIQUE Circular brick stitch PROJECT LEVEL ○○○ MATERIALS 5g metallic oceanic size 15° Japanese seed beads (A) 10g silver-lined crystal size 11° Japanese seed beads (B) 5g matte pyrite galvanized permanent-finish size 8° Japanese seed beads (C) 22 black 8mm Swarovski pearl rounds (D) 14 dark grey 12mm Swarovski pearl rounds (E) 1 silver-plated 18mm toggle clasp 2 silver 4×6mm oval jump rings Crystal 8 lb FireLine braided beading thread TOOLS Scissors Size 12 beading needle Thread burner (optional) 2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers FINISHED SIZE 19 1/2" artist’s tips > When passing under the exterior threads, be careful not to scratch the pearl surface with your needle. > Leave the knotted tail on each pearl and do not clip off until the entire…

5 Min.
touch of sparkle

MAKE A SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL rivoli appear larger with an easy-to-stitch bezel. These sparkly earrings will dress up all your holiday outfits! TECHNIQUES Circular netting Right-angle weave variation PROJECT LEVEL ○○○ MATERIALS 0.5g red gold luster opaque size 15° Japanese seed beads (A) 1g champagne Duracoat size 11° Japanese seed beads (B) 0.5g champagne Duracoat size 8° Japanese seed beads (C) 16 matte metallic flax 6×2mm 2-hole CzechMates bars (D) 8 crystal aurum 2X 3mm Swarovski crystal bicones (E) 8 light Siam 4mm Swarovski crystal bicones (F) 16 gold 3mm Swarovski crystal pearl rounds (G) 2 foil-back scarlet 10mm Swarovski crystal rivolis 2 crystal AB 5.5×11mm Swarovski crystal drop pendants 1 pair of gold-plated 15×18mm ear wires Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread TOOLS Scissors Size 12 beading needle FINISHED SIZE 2" artist’s tips > Always make sure to check that both holes are open before stringing 2-hole beads. > Miyuki seed…

6 Min.
crossing bridges

THE SPARKLE THAT RESULTS from the two-needle technique used to stitch this striking Bridge bead bracelet is worth the journey back and forth. TECHNIQUES Two-needle right-angle weave Picots PROJECT LEVEL ○○○ MATERIALS 2g silver-lined nutmeg Duracoat size 15° seed beads (A) 1g muscat galvanized Duracoat size 15° seed beads (B) 0.5g muscat galvanized Duracoat size 11° seed beads (C) 8 backlit tequila 8×5mm 2-hole GemDuos (D) 36 violet rainbow 5×12mm 3-hole Bridge beads (E) 32 copper-lined crystal AB 2mm fire-polished rounds (F) 16 matte metallic copper bronze 3mm fire-polished rounds (G) 9 saturated metallic grenadine 6mm pressed-glass rounds (H) 2 rose gold 18.7×12.7mm 3-hole Amatos III Cymbal bead endings 2 rose gold 5mm jump rings 1 rose gold 11mm magnetic clasp Black satin 4 lb and 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread TOOLS Scissors 2 size 12 beading needles 2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers FINISHED SIZE 7" artist’s tips > Always check…