Creative Beading Magazine Volume 16 Issue 1

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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5 Min
work rest and play

MATERIALS EVERYDAY WEAR WATCHBAND 2 x 5mm ring bolt clasps 1 x 40cm Stretch Magic Cord 0.5mm clear (SMC) 10 x 4x5mm silver metal spacers (MSS) (hole needs to be large enough for loop of ring bolt to disappear inside) BEADS 2 x 6mm Czech firepolished rounds black beads (FPR) 3 x 8mm Czech firepolished rounds black beads (FPR) 4 x 16x11mm flat ovals (FO) MATERIALS CASUAL/FANCY WATCHBAND 1 x Watch Face 1 x 30cm length of nickel cable chain (link size 4x2.5mm) 1 x 50cm Stretch Magic Cord clear 0.7mm 8 x 6x4mm oval jumprings nickel 2 x 5mm spilt rings nickel 2 x 13mm nickel parrot clasps 35 x nickel headpins 6 x nickel eyepins 6 x assorted charms 8 x 10mm bead caps BEADS 22 x 6o seed beads 8 x 10mm black 17 x 8mm assorted beads in colours black, silver and red 8 x 6mm assorted beads in…

3 Min
violet and purple

MATERIALS 6 x sterling silver tubes 2 x sterling silver reducers 3 to 1 24 x sterling silver headpins 1 x fine silver floral cone 1 x 3cm length of sterling silver chain 1 x sterling silver toggle 1 x 20cm length of sterling silver 24ga wire 2 x sterling silver cones 6 x crimps 3 x 65cm Tigertail BEADS 116 x 4mm amethyst faceted rounds 4 x 6mm amethyst faceted rounds 34 x 8mm amethyst faceted rounds 2 x 8mm amethyst smooth rounds TOOLS Round nose pliers Bent nose or long nose pliers Side cutters Length of finished piece: 60cm plus 6cm feature tassel Rating DESIGNER’S NOTE I recommend wrapped loops for all of the loops in this necklace for security, particularly the ones attaching the toggle. Simple loops can be used instead, but the piece will not be as strong. STEP ONE Make an eyepin from the wire; before closing the…

4 Min
pearls of persia

BRACELET MATERIALS 2 x 3 hole end bars 1 fob clasp 1 bead cap pewter 14 x 4mm Flower Spacers20 x 3mm Jump Rings 8 x 4mm Jump Rings 1 x 6mm Jump Ring 10 x Eye Pins (Thin) 45cm Fine Open Link Chain (5 Links per 1cm) 11cm Thick Open Link Chain (4.5 Links per 1cm) BEADS 3 x 12mm Coin pearls 2 x 4mm fresh water pearls, beige 4 x 5mm fresh water pearls, white 2 x 6x8mm fresh water pearls, beige 2 x 8mm fresh water pearls, round white TOOLS Round nose pliersChain nose pliersCutters Beading matt optional EARRINGS MATERIALS pr Earring2 x 5 hole End Bars, pewter4 x Bead Caps, pewter4 x 4mm Flower Spacers8 x 3mm Jump Rings6 x Head Pins, thin6 x Eye Pins, thin65cm fine Open Link Chain,5 links per 1cm BEADS 2 x 12mm Coin Pearls6 x 6mm fresh water pearls, beige 4 x 3mm…

4 Min
queen of hearts

HEART BEAD MATERIALS PMC3 Clay 6.3 gramsPMC3 PastePMS3 SyringeLeather Necklet with fittings BEADS Ceramic Heart Bead CB6026 TOOLS 6 Playing Cards Paint Brush Stainless Steel Wire BrushBurnisher ToolSandpaper 1200 Liver of Sulfur Badger Balm or Olive Oil HEXAGONAL BEAD PENDANT MATERIALS PMC3 16 grams Clay PMC3 Paste PMC Syringe Leather Necklet with fittings BEADS Ceramic Hex Bead CB60312 Black Beads TOOLS 6 Playing CardsPaint BrushStainless SteelWire BrushBurnisher ToolsSandpaper 1200Liver of SulfurBadger Balm or Olive Oil Rating HEART BEAD STEP ONE Holding the bead by using a toothpick or similar item, brush PMC paste over the entire ceramic bead; allow to dry. STEP TWO Apply 5 to 6 coats of the paste to get sufficient coverage of silver onto your bead. Your must allow the paste to dry completely between coats. STEP THREE Coat your work surface and your hands with either Badger Balm or olive oil. Design Note: This will stop the clay from sticking. Place…

4 Min
transparent mokume gané beads

MATERIALS 2 x 2oz (58g) packages of Transparent Polymer Clay – Premo, Sculpey III, Fimo Soft or Fimo Classic. 4 sheets of silver or gold metallic leaf 29g (1/2 block) of each of Turquoise and Yellow Polymer Clay TOOLS Work surface – glass, Perspex, granite or marble. Not wood. Sculpey super slicer blade Brayer or rolling tool Waxed paper or tracing paper Pasta machine Needle tool Isocol alcohol (for cleaning blade and work surface) – available at Chemists Baking tray Metal or bamboo skewers Oven (ensure temperature is accurate) 400, 600, 800 and 1200 grit ‘wet and dry’ sandpaper Variable speed buffer with unstitched muslin buff (optional) STEP ONE Lightly condition all of the transparent clay and divide into six equal amounts. Condition it by kneading it or running it through a pasta machine. Set one of the six pieces aside for…

6 Min
indian glass beads

INDIA IS ONE OF THE largest suppliers of the world’s beads, and has often been the leader in bead-making techniques. Indian civilisations around 4000 years ago pioneered the process of making hard stone beads, such as agate, and the process has changed little since that time. Although the advent of electricity has made some parts of the process easier, such as polishing and grinding, most Indian bead makers still utilise a double tipped diamond drill which is powered by a hand-driven bow drill. Indian glass beads have been around for about 2000 years, and India has been recognised as the origin of gold and silver foil lined beads that were exported all over the world. The port city of Arikamedu (earlier known as Viraipattinam) was one of the main bead producers…