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Beadwork August - September 2017

Get Beadwork digital magazine subscription to find all-new irresistible necklace designs, must-have bracelet patterns, and can't-miss tips. Explore your favorite techniques such as peyote, right-angle weave, herringbone, and more. PLUS be confident every step of the way with fully illustrated step-by-step instructions.

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United States
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English
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Peak Media Properties, LLC
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Bimonthly
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passing through

Seven Things I Love About This Issue Making beaded jewelry is one of the most meditative crafts I know of. Stitch by stitch, we become absorbed in our own world and emerge with beautifully inspired jewelry components. And while this issue is full of twenty-eight stunning projects to motivate you to Zen out, I’ve made a list of seven things that I think you’ll find truly inspiring. 1. I love the architectural complexity of the Moroccan Lantern Pendant, with its unique mix of beads forming a standout piece of jewelry (page 28). 2. The showy Tucson Vista necklace displays a vibrant medley of SuperDuos and rivolis shaped into mesmerizing medallions (page 58). 3. Eight designers provide eight different ways to incorporate leather into jewelry designs. My fave? Becky Nunn’s cool Boho Leather Bangles on…

3 Min.
cool stuff

1. For an impressive selection of organic, eclectic, and often-magical lampwork glass beads, familiarize yourself with Na0s Glass and Jewelry Supply at www.na0sglass.etsy.com. Handcrafted by owner Amber Van Meter in Arvada, Colorado, each bead is created individually from Italian or German Soda Lime Glass. 2. Bead Master’s Tile Mini bead, measuring 5×5mm with soft edges, is the newest two-hole tile on the market. Visit www.beadmasterusa.com(wholesale only) or check your favorite bead retailer. 3. Joining Khéops, Arcos, and Minos par Puca beads, Ios par Puca beads are 5.5×2.5mm pressed -glass rectangles with rounded edges and two parallel holes running through the widest flat surface. Find them at www.potomacbeads.com. 4. TierraCast’s Dolce Vita line of thirty-three new components features heart, flower, and garden motifs to symbolize the sweet things in life. Most elements are reversible…

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flat peyote stitch

LESSONS IN BEAD WEAVING Peyote stitch projects are great for beginners, a favorite among beadweavers, and usually one of the first stitches a new beader learns. Master flat peyote stitch and you’ll quickly see it’s the building block for all other peyote variations. But don’t be fooled by its name —pieces made with this basic stitch can be curled, twisted, folded, and gathered to be anything but flat. Perfect your flat peyote–stitch skills and you’ll be ready to bead any peyote project you can dream up. EVEN-COUNT FLAT PEYOTE STITCH Working in even-count peyote stitch is fast because no turnarounds are required. Start by stringing an even number of beads. The first set of beads strung always makes up both Rows 1 and 2. Note that the first bead strung becomes the first bead of Row…

8 Min.
aqua pools

TECHNIQUES Circular and tubular netting Square stitch PROJECT LEVEL ??? MATERIALS 15 g metallic gold iris size 15° Japanese seed beads (A) 32 light turquoise 4mm (PP31) silverplated crystal chaton montées (B) 2 gold 9×10mm ball-and-socket clasps 4 antiqued gold 5mm jump rings Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread TOOLS Scissors Size 12 beading needle 2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers FINISHED SIZE 7½" s SEE P. 85 FOR HELPFUL TECHNIQUE INFORMATION. SEE P. 3 FOR PROJECT-LEVEL INFORMATION. 1) COMPONENTS. Use circular and tubular netting to stitch the components: Round 1: Use 2½' of thread to string two diagonal holes of 1B. String 4A, pass through the adjacent hole in the B, and exit from the diagonal hole (Fig. 1, orange thread); repeat three times (Fig. 1, purple, green, then blue threads). Repeat the thread path of this round to reinforce. Exit…

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sheilah cleary: childhood dreams come true

Beadwork Magazine: Inspiring Beaders for 20 Years! Growing up in West Virginia as the youngest of ten siblings had its pros and cons. Although I never got a dolly that wasn’t handed down from a sibling, my older sisters were always willing to teach me crafts including sewing, knitting, and quilting. Since I learned certain arts around age three, I had plenty of time to get pretty skilled with a needle and thread. Another thing I established at an early age was a desire to travel beyond the ridge and meet people from around the world. Decades later, after I learned bead weaving on my own, my childhood dream actually came true. And it was all because of beading! I was teaching an Ndebele (herringbone) class at a local shop when Gloria McKinnon,…

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5 easy (and cheap!) tips for organizing your craft space

If you’re anything like the typical beader, you have a growing collection of beads and tools that can seem unmanageable, perhaps making it challenging to work on projects. Here, we offer five of our favorite tips for organizing your craft space—big or small—and turning it into a more efficient work area. And you may even find that by clearing your workspace of clutter, you’re better able to focus on your craft! So dive in! Create a Craft Space Whether a spare room, the corner of a room, or a desk area, it’s important to carve out a space where you can create. Think outside the box and browse flea markets or garage sales for items that might be turned into a workspace, such as an old baker’s rack or hutch. If you…