Creative Beading Magazine Volume 13 Issue 5

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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welcome to the latest edition of creative beading!

Now is the best time to gain inspiration for the upcoming new year, and what better way than with the many exciting projects on offer in this issue. We have something for everyone, no matter what your taste or skill level. We have a particular focus on pearls throughout the magazine, as you will see in our News Snippet and Product Review. We just love these beautiful gemstones, especially now that they are becoming more on-trend than ever. If you need to get up-to-speed or simply want some new ideas for your upcoming creations, our Trends feature highlights the top trends set to take the world of beading and jewellery by storm in 2017. If you have time, why not give our Technique Intensive project a go. Our expert Sharon Hutton uses wire…

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news snippets

TYPES OF PEARLS A favourite amongst beaders, the finest quality natural pearls have been highly prized as gemstones and objects of beauty for many centuries. Because of this the pearl has become a metaphor for something rare, fine, admirable and valuable. Some of the various types of pearls from around the world include: South Sea Pearls: The largest and rarest of pearls, South Sea Pearls are cultivated primarily in Australia, Myanmar, Indonesia and the islands of the South Pacific. Their rarity is due to the fact that growing larger pearls requires a great deal of time, during which oysters are increasingly prone to damage or death. Their most common colours are white, silver and gold. Akoya Pearls: The most lustrous of all pearls, Akoya Pearls are the classic cultured pearls of Japan. The…

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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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jewellery trends for 2017

THE NEW YEAR WILL SEE plenty of current trends evolve as well as the introduction of styles we haven’t seen in years. Trends tipped to be the most prominent this season include: Costume jewellery: Just as beautiful as it is fun to create, costume jewellery made from metal, adornments with Swarovski crystals, holiday jewellery, Chinese adornments and magical accessories will become widespread in popularity. You can get really creative with this trend – think out of the box and don’t hold back. Renaissance: Jewellery inspired by the Renaissance period is headed to become popular once again next year. The predominate style of early Renaissance jewellery usually consists of a single large, coloured gem set on an elaborate gold piece. The focus was on the gold, the gem often played an accessory role…

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just beachy

NECKLACE MATERIALS 12cm x 19ga silver wire (Half hard) 2 metres 22ga wire (Half hard) Sterling silver clasp 2 x silver bead caps to fit the ends of the focal bead 1 Palm tree silver charm 1 mermaid silver charm 1 x 6mm OD closed jump rings BEADS 1 x 5cm long squeezed focal beach related 2 x 3mm silver 68 x 4mm daisy spacers 34 x 6mm to 8mm etched glass to tone with focal 26 x 4mm sterling silver daisy spacers TOOLS Side cutting pliers Round nose pliers Chain nose pliers Small needle file to smooth the ends LENGTH 66 CM with an extra 10cm drop EARRINGS MATERIALS 2 x French hook ear wires 2 x seahorse charms 20 cm 22gauge wire BEADS 6 x 4mm daisy spacers 2 x 3mm silver 2 larger etched glass beads, around 1cm diameter. 2 smaller etched glass beads around 6mm diameter. DESIGN NOTE: I used sterling silver for this set but you could…

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christmas icicle key clip

MATERIALS 1 x 16mm gold bead cap 4 x crimps 2 x 10mm split rings 1 x 20mm clasp 2 x 15cm Tigertail BEADS 22 x 3mm gold 8 x 5mm black 1 x Disk shape black 1 x 10mm white pearl 1 x 10mm rondel with green crystals 1 x 16mm white pearl 2 x 10mm bi-cone 1 x 14mm clear 1 x 7cm icicle shape TOOLS chain nose pliers round nose pliers wire cutters STEP ONE Snow man On one end of 15cm Tigertail add 1 x crimp, 1 x gold bead bring the Tigertail back through the crimp and flatten. Thread on 1 x bead cap, 16mm pearl, rondel, 10mm pearl, black disk, 8x5mm black bead, 10 x gold beads and 1 x crimp, thread the Tigertail through the 10mm split ring and back in the crimp and flatten crimp. STEP TWO Icicle On 15cm tiger tail thread 1 x crimp and…