Creative Beading Magazine Volume 14 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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from the team

We have some beautiful pieces for you to make this issue. With 27 delightful projects for you to create, there is plenty for you to do over the winter season. Take a look at our beautiful winter trends feature, tantalising you with all the latest colours and ideas for 2017 and Swarovski have recently unveiled their latest nature inspired collection. Our shopping guide this issue continues the winter theme with beautiful cool ideas for the season. Why not try and win one of our amazing projects from this issue. All you need to do is let us know which piece you would like and in 25 words or less tell us why you should be the lucky winner. Don’t forget that a new issue of Creative Beading is on sale every 7…

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NEWS SNIPPETS This news edition includes some tips and hints for making your own stone settings, and we take a look at upcoming shows in Australia and overseas. We also have a couple of book recommendations that every jewellery maker will love! MAKING YOUR OWN STONE SETTINGS Creating your own settings for gem stones can be a little difficult, although the results can be very rewarding. Some beaders believe making your own setting and attempting to get the shape and size to perfectly fit the stone is too time consuming, however there are many positive aspects to this. Pre-made settings can be quite limiting as you are restricted to the shapes and sizes made by beading companies. It can be upsetting to find a beautiful stone that you would like to use in…

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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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winter chills

ICY COLOUR PALETTE Welcome the winter chill by incorporating a cool colour palette into your creations. Start by using dark grey as a statement colour rather than just a background shade. Pairing dark grey stones and beads with silver metals always looks stunning and so very chic. Keeping up with this neutral colour is taupe – a warmer shade that will compliment your grey accents. Taupe beads or natural stones work better with warmer metals such as gold or bronze, so save the silver for another day. White beads, especially natural looking or marble stones, can make quite an impact in your next project. Use this colour minimally though, and allow it to compliment your other shades and materials. If you were hoping for a little more colour in your jewellery this…

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hot pink

BRACELET MATERIALS 30cm leather suede 3mm wide 4 x 10mm ribbon ends 6 x 10mm split rings 1 x 20mm flower spacer 1 x heart shape clasp TOOLS Chain nose pliers Round nose pliers Scissors EARRINGS MATERIALS 30cm of leather suede 3mm wide 2 x 10mm ribbon ends 2 x 10mm oval jump rings 2 x 4mm oval jump rings 2 x hooks BRACELET STEP ONE Cut leather into 6 x 50mm length. First segment line up three pieces of leather then place ribbon end over the cut edge of the leather and flatten ribbon ends to hold together. Repeat this process on the other end of the first segment. Repeat for the other 3 x 50mm pieces of leather (this will become segment two). STEP TWO Add a split ring to one side of the flower spacer then attach it to the first segment. On the other side of…

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silk tassel necklace

MATERIALS 76cm Tigertail 6 x crimp 6 x crimp covers 6 x wire guardians 12cm 20ga wire 2 x eye pins 13 x head pins 60cm chain 7 x 6mm jump rings 1 x 10mm jump ring 1 x clasp BEADS 1 x 18cm Sari Silk Tassel 1 x 60x16mm Kashmiri style glitter stick 1 x 14x12mm Czech heart 1 x 12mm pave rhinestone ‘disco ball’ bead 173 4x6mm Imperial crystal opaque red AB rondelle 20 x 3x4mm Imperial crystal bronze rondelle TOOLS Chain nose pliers Round nose pliers Wire cutters Crimping pliers LENGTH 65-70cm Rating STEP ONE Divide Tigertail into 2 x 32cm, and 1 x 12cm lengths. Take the 12cm sections of Tigertail, thread the tail through 1 x crimp, 1 x wire guardian pass back through the crimp. Fold the crimp with crimping pliers. Take chain nose pliers and gently place the crimp cover over top of the crimp to hide. Work chain nose…