Creative Beading Magazine Volume 13 Issue 4

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

WITH CHRISTMAS JUST AROUND THE CORNER, we have some great ideas for you to make for the season. On the cover we have a beautiful wreath using a combination of crystals and pearls to create an amazing showpiece. You may want to try our cute earrings with Christmas themes or an old favourite, star decorations for the tree. Also, we have all the latest trends for Christmas with beads and jewellery for you. Don’t forget to check out our latest shopping guide for some great ideas for you to purchase and if you have a winning feeling, why not enter our ‘beads glorious beads’ competition and win one of the fabulous entries in this issue! This issue is not just about beading for Christmas and we have a fabulous array of other…

4 Min
news snippets

SHOPPING FOR ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE JEWELLERY There are many beaders and jewellery makers who enjoy searching for old hidden treasures that can be re-designed into new jewellery pieces or simply worn on its own for its historical beauty. An antique is an object which is at least 100 years old whilst vintage pieces are at least 20 years old. Antiques and vintage pieces are collected because of its age, beauty, rarity, condition, utility or unique features. We have tips on shopping for antique or vintage pieces, which might come in handy for anyone looking to use these findings in their projects. • Antique and vintage jewellery spans decades of various historical eras. Each era offers a vast range of designs depending on the popular themes of that time. When shopping for any form…

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…

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the gift of giving top trends for christmas

These are the jewellery styles that will delight the style lovers you’re shopping for this Christmas: Sentiment Jewellery: Make a statement of love with personalised jewellery. Sentiment jewellery includes necklaces with romantic words as well as rings with sweet statements about family, romance or faith. Find a statement that reflects how you feel about the person. Not only is this a meaningful gift, personalisation is also very much in style right now. Midi Rings: Midi rings sit on the first knuckle of your finger and create an elegant and bohemian look. They are perfect for showing off freshly manicured nails or wearing them stacked together to create a statement. Statement Jewellery: Oversized and out-there jewellery makes a statement that any fashion lover will appreciate. Bib necklaces are one of the most popular styles…

1 Min
beaded christmas wreath

MATERIALS 24ga wire Embroidery hoop Ribbon to hang BEADS 8 x foil twist 16 x green frosted 16 x green crystals 16 x green pearls 16 x red crystals 16 x red pearls 16 x red minis 16 x gold stars 16 x silver stars 32 x light green leaves 32 x dark green leaves TOOLS Wire cutters STEP ONE Cut a 2.5m piece 24ga wire to work with at a time. STEP TWO Start with all the green beads – Foil twists, pearls, frosted beads, and the crystals. Thread wire around wreath a few times to secure end, thread on foil twist bead, wrap wire around a few times, green pearl, wrap wire around, green frosted, wrap wire around, green crystal, wrap wire, green pearl, wrap wire, green frosted, wrap wire, green crystal. Use all green beads, spacing out evenly around the wreath. Make sure all beads are on the…

2 Min
oh my chenille

MATERIALS 6lb Fireline smoke Tube magnetic clasp BEADS 15gm 6° Lavender Red Bronze seed 15gm O beads TOOLS Beading needle Scissors LENGTH adjustable STEP ONE Using a comfortable length of working thread pick up 1 x 6, 2 x O, a total of 4 times. Tie into a circle and pass through all beads again exiting to split between 2 O’s. Diagram 1 and 2. Designers note: all diagrams are shown with space but work should be pulled firm and tight, to achieve tube. ‘A’ Rows – add 1 x 6 between each set of O’s at the end step through first O of row and up into the first 6. Diagram 3. ‘B’ Rows – add 2 x O’s between each 6° bead at the end of row pass through first O of row. Diagram 4. STEP TWO Foundation rows Complete 1 A row, 1 B…