Creative Beading Magazine Volume 11 Issue 6

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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1 Min
from the team

AS WEATHER COOLS TOWARDS WINTER, many of us contemplate our beading projects more and more. And in this edition we feature some inspiring bead artists to fuel your next range of projects and absolutely fire up your own creativity. Rachel Loosemore is one jewellery artist with a tale to tell. Working mainly in silver and gemstone beadwork, Rachel has been designing, making and selling her jewellery range for nine years from her home in Brisbane. Recently, however, she has developed a passion for the beauty, feel and finish of chain maille and she shares her creative journey with us. We also feature several bead artists who have sent images of their work to share with other beaders. If you would like to appear in our Inspirational Gallery, please drop us a line…

5 Min
beading news

NEWS SNIPPETS News this edition includes some ‘must have’ tools, beads and books and takes a look at what’s on offer here in Australia and overseas in shows and expos to visit. BEADS, FINDINGS AND STRINGING MATERIALS Just spotted Lima Beads whilst wandering around the Internet – this wonderful website (www.limabeads.com) showcases some unusual charms, beads and findings, including the ‘Vintaj Vogue Butterfly Filigree or Vintaj Vogue Bee Flower Assortments, which according to their website, can be … ‘Used as a focal piece, charm or creative accent in your jewellery. Slide assortment or individual components onto a Vintaj Vogue chain for a simple look or design a statement piece by adding beads and other findings. This item is also great for embellishing all types of scrap booking and craft projects.’ Meanwhile, Fushion Beads have added…

1 Min
inspirational gallery

Adela Vojnovic has been involved in the arts since 1984 and so has experimented with many different mediums throughout this time. Her focus now is on creating wearable art jewellery and her designs are one-of-a-kind using wire wrapping techniques with found objects and recycled materials such as beach glass. Adela also creates fine art works using paint, pencil, charcoal and ink. See more of Adela’s work at http://whatsnew.etsy.com Pip Parbery, Port Douglas, Queensland Pip Parbery loves jewellery so much that she decided to start her own range and has developed a style that is clearly influenced by her tropical surroundings in Queensland. Her preferred materials include howlite, coral and shell. And Pip describes her range as one that provides ‘gorgeous everyday pieces that don’t cost a fortune.’ See more of Pip’s work at http://creationsbypip.etsy.com…

6 Min
this season‘s fashion

STYLES AND DESIGNS Chanel is showcasing slogan bracelets this year, whilst Valentino boasts ring stacks; Diesel is showing off ‘syncable’ watches and Rodarte covers neo-piercings – so what an eclectic mix from the big names! Rodarte has a fabulous website to check out (www.rodarte.net) the colours will knock you out and get the creative juices going. According to Wikipedia ‘Rodarte is a brand of clothing and accessories founded by Kate and Laura Mulleavy.’ In addition, Rodarte has received a number of industry awards since the line’s inception in 2005.The sisters have also collaborated with Gap and Target on limited edition pieces.’ Not everyone can aspire to purchasing from these top fashion houses however, all beaders and jewellery makers know that these fashions can be adapted and used to create a more wearable item…

3 Min
mothers day beauty

MATERIALS 80cm 49 strand ‘Soft flex’ or ‘Beadalon’: silver colour 2 x 2mm x 1mm crimp Sterling silver clasp 2cm French wire SS 2 x crimp covers SS 2 x bead caps focal ends SS BEADS 1 5cm focal barrel 4 x 22mm glass tab match the focal 8 x 12mm glass tabs with murrini match the focal 1 strand x 6mm facetted rose quartz rondel 7 x 3mm round sterling silver 26 x 4mm daisy spacers SS 1 x 12° seed SS TOOLS Chain nose pliers Round nose pliers Wire cutters Crimping pliers LENGTH 60 CM with an extra 6cm drop STEP ONE Thread on 1 x rose quartz bead, 1 x crimp and 15 x rose quartz beads. STEP TWO Thread 1 x daisy spacer onto the wire and 1 x smaller glass tab add 1 x daisy spacer and 5 x quartz beads. Hint: Be aware…

1 Min
woven bracelet

MATERIALS 65 3mm bronze round spacers Bronze toggle 5mm bronze jump ring Bronze seahorse charm 2 metres Fireline BEADS 12 Turquoise magnesite 8mm side drilled cubes 12 Chryscolla 8mm side drilled cubes TOOLS Pliers Scissors STEP ONE Fold your Fireline in half. Take half of your toggle clasp, and loop through the Fireline, so that you have two equal length ends coming out. Also take one 3mm spacer and thread each end of the Fireline through so that this bead sits in the middle of the loop of the toggle. (Thread one end of the Fireline through one side of the spacer, and the other end of the Fireline through the other side of the spacer). STEP TWO Thread on a 3mm spacer onto either piece of Fireline. The thread onto one side a chryscolla and the other side a turquoise. Follow this…