Creative Beading Magazine Volume 13 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

WELCOME TO THE LATEST EDITION OF CREATIVE BEADING! As always, we bring to you up-to-date news, trends, ideas and inspiration from the world of beading. With a specific focus on vintage designs, pearls and gemstones, there is certainly a style for everyone this season. If you’re looking to improve technique, don’t miss our tips on working with metal and achieving the perfect cut. Although considered a basic skill, knowing how to effectively work with metal is important for all beaders and jewellery makers to master. The projects in this issue are sure to inspire some new creations and designs. We have every trend covered with our wonderful range of projects for all skill levels and tastes, including a fun chandelier charm necklace, a vintage button charm bracelet and headpiece and a…

4 Min
news snippets

METALSMITHING: TIPS FOR THE PERFECT CUT! The ability to create shapes in metal is a basic yet important skill when it comes to jewellery making. Best of all, this specialist skill doesn’t require costly tools and can be picked up quite easily. Like any technique, good cutting and filing skills can make all the difference to the quality of your item. Here are our tips for achieving the perfect cut. Cutting metal • Beware of over-filing! You will find that most good quality tools leave the edges of metal straight and over-filing can take away this flush edge. This makes it difficult to fit pieces together for soldering so if filing is absolutely necessary, we recommend keeping it to a minimum. • A flush cutter is the most suitable tool to make a smooth…

1 Min
win! a year's subscription to creative beading

Let’s have some fun. For your chance to win a 12 month subscription to Creative Beading we are running a competition for you to give us a catchy phrase for the spine of the magazine. For those of you who may not have noticed, for a number of issues now we have been running on the spine of the magazine a little phrase and giving it a beading flavour. Have a look! Well, the team at Creative Beading thought it would be fun if you the reader had a chance to have a go at coming up with some ideas! Send your phrase to: Creative Beading Phrase Competition PO Box 8035, Glenmore Park NSW 2745. The winning entrant will have their phrase on the spine of the magazine and receive the next 7 issues…

5 Min
jewellery trends this autumn

BOLD ‘80S STYLE The 1980’s is making a comeback in the form of bold and bright accessories that aren’t afraid to cross boundaries. This includes large motifs, amorphous shapes and contemporary looking pieces. This trend is fun to experiment with and is sure to bring out your creative side with its no-rules quirk. Materials to use: The Aqua, Pink and Blue Trapezoid Glass pendant from That Bead Shop makes a bold statement, as do the Polymer Clay Beads- Flat Round in Geometric Colour from Beads Online. Complete the look with Acrylic Dimpled Cube beads and round leather cord to achieve the ultimate bold ‘80s look. BROOCHES ARE BACK Brooches are unique accessories that hold plenty of potential, with the classic adornment a go-to accessory this season. For a modern day spin, dress your brooch…

6 Min
fireworks and comets

MATERIALS Premo Sculpey polymer clay in: – White 5001 – Pink Fluorescent 5503 – Magenta Pearl 5029 – Purple 5513 – Jungle 5535 Polymer clay varnish – optional 24 gauge wire, purple or silver Hollow craft tubing Clasp Jump rings Earring findings Eye pins Charlottes and crimps Tigertail Cord TOOLS Non-stick roller such as Sculpey Acrylic Roller Non-stick work surface Sculpey Super Slicer or other sharp blade Circle cutter Pin, thicker than 24ga wire Toothpick Wire cutters Pliers Oven (not microwave) Oven thermometer This tutorial starts with making a cane; a log of polymer clay from which patterned slices can be cut. The advantage of a cane is that the slices can be used in a variety of projects, either leaving them flat or moulding them into other shapes. The radiating, staggered design of this pattern uses the contrast between white and pink to suggest the flashes of a firework, whilst the dark purple suggests the night sky.…

1 Min
the bridesmaid

MATERIALS Filigree cuffs 8 assorted cabochon flowers BEADS 3-4 pearls depending on your spaces TOOLS Toothpick (for placing pearls) E6000 glue Pencil and paper STEP ONE Turn filigree bracelet flower side down, roughly trace around the shape of the cuff where you will be doing flower placement. STEP TWO Rearrange flower cabochons on the traced paper until desired look is achieved, start with the biggest on the side for an asymmetrical look. STEP THREE When lay out is decided start gluing by using the E6000 glue dab a swirl of glue on one flower at a time and move quickly as the glue sets fast place biggest flower into position first. Follow with all of flowers until they are all in position, and fill the cuff space. Using a tooth pick pop a pearl onto the point dab on some glue…