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Beadwork December 2015 - January 2016

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2 Min.
it’s a small world

It goes without saying that social media has forever changed the way we communicate. Facebook has given me the opportunity to see designs from beaders around the world, proving that beads are a common language—even if I don’t speak many of the languages that appear in my newsfeed. Now that we have access to designs from all over the world, those who make their living creating projects and tutorials must stay innovative. Because of this, I have great respect for designers who make their living teaching and beading, including our 2015 Designers of the Year. Thank you to our 2015 Designers of the Year—Penny Dixon, Cindy Holsclaw, and design team Barbara Falkowitz and Amy Haftkowycz—for sharing their time and talent with us this year. Penny shows her love of shaped beads…

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w.o.r.d. what our readers did

“INSTEAD OF ALTERNATING SMALL SECTIONS OF HERRINGBONE STITCH WITH INDIVIDUAL BEADS, I MADE ONE LONG HERRINGBONE ROPE USING VARIOUS SIZES OF BEADS AND SLID IT OVER MEMORY WIRE.” DEB DAUPHINAIS of Hollis, New Hampshire, gave new life to Margo C. Field’s Therapy Necklace (Beadwork, August/September 2002). “I WAS INSPIRED TO DIG THROUGH MY BEAD STASH AND USE SOME OF MY TREASURES, INCLUDING A STRAND OF BOULDER OPAL. I LEFT SOME OF THE EXTRA LEATHER CORD INTACT AND ADDED CRYSTAL DANGLES AROUND THE CLASP.” KATE BENSON of Spokane, Washington, made this narrow bracelet inspired by Michelle Gowland’s Pharaoh’s Finery Bracelet (Beadwork, June/July 2015). “I REPLACED THE JAPANESE DROPS OF THE PENDANT WITH CRYSTALETTS BUTTONS AND EXTENDED THE LEGS OF THE BAIL ATTACHMENT SO THE TOP STUD BEAD IS MORE VISIBLE. I THEN SLID THE FOCAL…

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contributors

Anyone who has ever had a Golden Retriever knows they love holding things in their mouths. Little did I know that my beads had found a happy place in my dog’s mouth until one day, on our run, we had to stop for a doggie break—and you can guess what I found shimmering in the sun! —Penny Dixon I’m not usually surprised when I find beads in unexpected places—my food, pockets, shoes, etc. But I was really shocked one day when I turned on the garbage disposal and a bead flew out and hit me on the forehead. I was lucky it didn’t hit me in the eye! —Adrienne Gaskell Two places come to mind. I found a bead in one of my shoes, presumably after I had kicked them off for comfort while…

2 Min.
the challenge

THE SOURCE:Artbeads.com (866) 715-2323 THE RULES: We use our favorites from the materials provided and, where necessary, round out projects with our own supplies. THE STASH: This lively kit from Artbeads included seed beads in greens and blues; a coordinating mixture of 18-, 20-, and 26-gauge wire; .019” beading wire; silver love-knot spacers; and Swarovski crystal bicones and pearl rounds. NAME THIS BRACELET FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A FREE KIT! VISIT BEADINGDAILY.COM/BEADINGCHALLENGE FOR DETAILS. 1. Barb Switzer (ASSOCIATE EDITOR) As a beader, I split my creativity between my love for seed beading and my passion for wirework, which made this kit a pleasant surprise. All of the ocean-inspired blue bicone crystals, size 8° seed beads, and wire also appealed to my monochromatic tendencies. After I found a big focal with a large hole in…

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cool stuff

1. Beadalon’s new WildFire Cord Cutter is battery-operated and easily cuts and fuses the ends of WildFire and nylon beading threads and poly cord. This cord cutter uses one AA battery (not included). Available at www.beadalon.com (wholesale only) or check your favorite bead retailer. 2. Mix and match these unique copper bails with a variety of donut beads for customized necklace focal elements. Designed by Patricia Healey, these bails start around $11 and are available at www.limabeads.com. 3. Use these stamps from Altenew with ink to create a myriad of different beadwork patterns that are inspired by Native American beadwork. Visit www.altenew.com for a set of twenty-six stamps priced at $15. 4. DiscDuos are smooth 6mm discs with two holes running through the center of the beads. Es-o beads are 5mm two-hole disc-shaped…

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handpicked favorites

Are you a pattern lover and color enthusiast looking for inspirational beadweaving charts that can be worked in a variety of stitches? Designs in the Beading Charts: 60+ Graphed Patterns for Peyote Stitch, Brick Stitch, Square Stitch, and LoomworkeBook can be adapted for any flat beadweaving project and used to make bags, scalloped-edge bracelets, and geometric earrings. Visit www.bit.ly/beading -charts-ebook, $9.99. Malas have been used by the faithful for millennia as tools to count mantras or prayers. Malas make beautiful pieces of jewelry, and the process of making them can be a meditative practice, too. Learn how to make and use malas and discover gemstones and their healing powers in Beadwork’s newest eBook, Malas: A How-To Guide for Making and Using Malas.Visit www.bit.ly/malas-ebook, $9.99.…