Creative Beading Magazine Volume 13 Issue 2

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 SOME BEAUTIFUL PIECES for you to make this issue. With a special feature on resin beads, we also dedicate 10 projects for under $15.00 each to this humble yet very interesting bead. At the other end of the spectrum you may wish to create a beautiful pendant from glass, like our cover heart piece. Beautifully made by one of our regular contributors you can win this piece along with matching earrings in our “Beads Glorious Beads “competition. Apart from an inspiring collection of jewellery and ideas to make, we also have a great buyers’ guide and all the latest fashion news and ideas. Don’t forget to check out our profile on Luba Surmon who is a very talented bead artist. She also has a step by step demonstration on…

4 Min
news snippets

COMPETITION WINNERS (12:4) Absolutely Beads Jacqueline Bassey QLD All About Beads L. Valentine WA Colouring Life Magazine K. Clarke NSW I Love you Beads Melissa Kelly SA Relax & Colour Magazine Lily Ungertod VIC Three M’s Fashion Jewellery Grace Heatley NSW Three M’s Fashion Jewellery Carrie Jobb WA Wishware Beads Fiona Eccleston NSW IDEAS FOR USING OLD BEADS I’m sure most beaders can relate to the frustration of having a handful of beads leftover after completing a project. Much of the time these beads are stashed away only to be forgotten about. Next time you have spare beads but not quite enough to make a new design, why not consider these easy options: BEADED BEADS The perfect way to utilise beads when there are not enough to make another design, beaded beads are easy to…

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
this season’s jewellery trends

BEADS TAKE OVER Bead lovers can rejoice this season, as fashion accessories in general are seeing an increase in beading as embellishments. An all-time favourite of beading enthusiasts, the floating bead necklace is in hot demand this season and is appearing in the collections of many highly regarded fashion labels. There is also a trend toward long, falling beaded necklaces which are worn almost like body chains. In terms of colours, white and grey seem to dominate as they fulfil a more contemporary look that is currently trending. On the other end of the spectrum, beads are also being used in single earrings, bringing in an ‘80s feel. It is clear that the diversity of beads are being utilised to cater to a wide range of trends this winter. PLATE NECKLACES It is…

5 Min
ocean and earth

MATERIALS 6lb Fireline Smoke BEADS 10-15gm 11° Mint Green Opaque seed C1 15-20gm 11° Mint Topaz seed C2 15-20gm 11° Light Sapphire AB seed C3 15-20gm 11° Cosmos metallic seed C4 20mm paua button 16mm paua button TOOLS Beading needle Scissors Small white bead tube cap LENGTH shortest strand 49cm longest strand 53.5cm DESIGN NOTES this design relies on the mixing of the seed beads to equal measures to achieve the grading of the colours. See diagram and mixing notes. When working measure the strands on a ruler to get accurate lengths. Colour Mixing beads – use a clear cap from bead tube or similar sized item, add 1 cap of each colour (1 cap equals 3.5cm approx of bead work) in equal proportions work for 3.5cm or as directed and place remainder aside for second section of opposite side. STEP ONE Middle strand starting at side of…

2 Min
fire love heart

PENDANT MATERIALS 6 x head pins silver round 1 x eye pin silver 1 x bail silver BEADS 1 x Fire Love Heart lampwork 8 x 4x5mm faceted black 1 x lampwork spacer fire disc 1 x 8mm faceted black TOOLS Chain nose pliers Round nose pliers Wire cutters LENGTH as desired PENDANT STEP ONE Make a loop on the end of a head pin. Cut the head off on the opposite end. STEP TWO Place 1 x 4mm black faceted bead, Fire Heart lampwork bead, 8mm black faceted bead on the head pin, trim and form a loop with pliers. STEP THREE Place 1 x 4mm black bead on a head pin. Leave 8mm on the head pin, trim and form a loop pliers. Repeat four times. STEP FOUR Attach 5 x black dangles securely to the bottom of the Fire Love Heart. STEP FIVE Put 1 x 4mm black faceted…