Creative Beading Magazine Volume 12 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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1 Min
from the team

WE HAVE ANOTHER GREAT EDITION of Creative Beading for you! As always there is an array of projects to inspire everyone – with colours and techniques to stretch imaginations and provide that impetus for another unique design. In our Inspirational Gallery we meet two creative beaders who have found their own style and create beautiful pieces for themselves, friends and to sell successfully in their online businesses. If you are a lover of saturated colour especially, make sure to take a look. We are also very pleased to feature Karen Torrisi, who is an award winning professional embellishment designer, beader and embroiderer who lives in London’s East End. Karen began her beading obsession here in Australia when she was studying Textiles in Year 10 at High School. Once she discovered Haute Couture…

5 Min
beading news

NEWS SNIPPETS This edition of news snippets is packed with ideas on how, where, when and what to make if you think you might like to sell your jewellery and perhaps take it from a hobby to a business. SELLING YOUR HANDMADE JEWELLERY Selling your own work needs confidence to turn a hobby into a profession. It is not easy. Certainly jewellery of any ilk will not sell itself – selling must be learned and practiced! Ask yourself ‘are you ready?’ – If you already make unusual, well made original jewellery and you meet the usual legal obligations you are definitely on the right path. Knowing where to sell your jewellery takes time to research; visit local and national (or even international if you can afford it) shows and exhibitions to get a feel for…

1 Min
inspirational gallery

Suzanne Stewart, Perth, Western Australia Suzanne clearly loves jewellery and her unique beaded work is testament to this, with an eye for designs that are both richly embellished and colourful. Many of her designs feature deep saturated colours, often in almost flouro tones, and she is not afraid to experiment with combinations of beadweaving and more traditional gemstones, such as rhinestones. She particularly loves vintage and retro beads that are sourced worldwide. Suzanne enjoy selling on Etsy and her designs are sold to countries as far afield as Russia, Finland, Japan, Iran and the United States. See more of Suzanne’s work at http://jadorebling.etsy.com Anne Frith, Fullarton South Australia Anne began making beaded designs eight years ago when her daughter began making jewellery for a school project. Since then she has absolutely adored the creative process…

6 Min
through the eras

THE ERAS OF JEWELLERY and the changes in styles usually reflect the social and economical processes of the time. Jewellery has been used throughout history to denote status, for example in ancient Rome only persons of a certain rank were allowed to wear rings; Society and culture also play a role in what is acceptable jewellery to wear. In the early 20th century jewellers promoted wedding rings for men, and this really caught on, indeed by the 1940s in the USA over 85% of weddings were double ring ceremonies. Religion is also an influence on jewellery. Islam considers men wearing gold in public as a social taboo, whilst in for Muslims it is considered ‘haraam’ for a man to wear gold. JEWELLERY ERAS Generally there is thought to be the following basic eras:- •…

2 Min
peking road

MATERIALS 6lb Fireline 1 x 6mm jump ring 1 x 8mm jump ring Parrot clasp BEADS 145 approx Czech double hole brick beads 110 – 120 x 11° seed TOOLS Beading needle Scissors Spot glue LENGTH as desired STEP ONE Place stopper bead on to thread leaving a 20cm tail thread. Pick up 7 x brick beads. Design note: if you desire a thinner bracelet use 5 beads as start pick up and continue as normal. Please use firm tension on this design pulling the thread tight on each bead as you work. Diagram 1. STEP TWO Pick up 2 x 11º seed beads and 1 x brick bead and flip up second last bead go back through second hole, gently tension all the beads so they are firmly together. Diagram 2. STEP THREE Pick up 1 x brick bead, flip up next bead up on original…

4 Min
a touch of nature

MATERIALS Premo Sculpey polymer clay: Cobalt Blue 5063 Purple Pearl 5031 Blush 5020 White 5001 Translucent 5310 Pearl 5101 Wasabi 5022 Chain Jump rings 2 clasps Earring hooks TOOLS Non-stick roller such as Sculpey Acrylic Roller Non-stick mat or tile Sculpey Super Slicer or other sharp blade Metal tube bead or cocktail stick 2 rulers (optional) Pliers Oven (not microwave) Design notes: In this flower-like design, imperfection is intentional! You may think it looks a bit tricky, but this design is ideal for beginners as it’s the inaccuracies, or at least the variability, that gives it its ephemeral charm. So give it a go, as whatever you achieve is sure to have a unique attraction. STEP ONE Roll out one bar of each of the first 3 colours. Use 2 rulers, as shown, to help form strips of approximately the same length and thickness. If the clay tends to crack at the edges…