Creative Beading Magazine Volume 14 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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inspirational gallery

If you’d like to be included in our ‘Inspirational Gallery’ – please email your images (rgb, jpg files 400kb and larger) to creativebeading@wpco.com.au with a short note about the design and your details. Lauren Holder Lauren describes her designs as boho, funky and contemporary. Using an eclectic range of materials, each piece is fun and colourful – many made with a bowerbird collection of dyed wooden beads, along with Czech glass, resin, amber, agate, polymer clay and acrylic faux rock highlights. Her long necklaces cleverly use wooden beads so that each piece is very light to wear. http://www.etsy.com/shop/LeafFeather Marjorie Darling Marji spends as much free time as possible making original jewellery using using her lampwork glass beads combined with semi-precious gemstone beads, freshwater pearls, sterling silver and glass seed beads. “I have been making…

9 Min
christmas decorations

TOOLS FOR ALL Crimping pliers Hot glue gun Wire cutters Pencil used for the silver coils CHRISTMAS CINNAMON STICK BUNDLE MATERIALS 12 x 18cm long cinnamon sticks 4 x large white lilies 12 x small flower stems of Poinsiettas 2 x stems of mini holly sprays 2 x metres gold ribbon 4 x metres gold Tigertail wire 100 x small gold crimps 2 x pieces 20 gauge green florist wire BEADS 50 x mixed sized clear crystals CHRISTMAS CINNAMON STICK BUNDLE STEP ONE Gather the cinnamon sticks into a bundle and tightly wire them together. STEP TWO Make a bow in the centre of the cinnamon sticks. This is done by folding ribbon in half; then through the centre place a piece of florist wire. Gather the ribbon together and pull tightly, this can now be wrapped around the cinnamon sticks. STEP THREE Cut the holly in 10cm lengths…

2 Min
spring in violet

MATERIALS 5 x head pins 8 x eye pins 1 x brass bead cap 2 x 15mm brass spacers 5 x brass filigree stampings 3 x 10mm split rings 1 x hook clasp (hook only) 1 x 10mm brass backing plate with end connectors 2 x 4cm sections of brass chain 2 x 11.5cm sections of brass chain BEADS 4 x 8mm turquoise rounds 4 x 4mm lilac fresh water pearls 5 x 20mm Ametrine gemstones flat polished TOOLS chain nose pliers round nose pliers wire cutters E6000 glue Baroque Art Gilder’s Paste – “Violet” & “Patina” Sculpey Glaze or preferred sealant A cloth or cotton buds to apply Gilder’s Paste LENGTH 45-50cm STEP ONE Using a cotton bud or cloth, begin to rub the Gilder’s Paste onto the brass filigree stampings, alternating or mixing the 2 colours as you want. Let these dry for 10-20mins, then apply a…

1 Min
christmas bracelet

MATERIALS 19 x 20mm 21ga eye pin brass base - Gold 1 x 20mm 21ga head pin brass base - Gold 2 x 2 strand lobster clasp brass base - Gold 2 x 2.4x14cm chain brass base - Gold 1 x 2.4x5cm chain brass base - Gold 6 x 4mm 21ga open jump rings brass base - Gold BEADS 19 x 6x7mm faceted teardrop Chinese crystal Lt Siam 1 x 4mm bi-cone Chinese crystal Lt Siam TOOLS chain nose pliers round nose pliers wire cutters STEP ONE On 1 x eye pin thread 1 x faceted teardrop trim and form a loop. Repeat making a total of 19 eye pin connectors. STEP TWO Attach lobster clasp to 1st x 2 strand bar end with 1 x jump ring. STEP THREE Attach one end of each length of chain to one 2 strand bar end with a jump…

3 Min
shades of … blue

TOOLS Chain nose pliers Round nose pliers Wire cutters Crimping pliers 1. BLUE BIKES MATERIALS 1 x brass bike pendant antique 48 x eye pins GP 2 x 6mm jump rings GP BEADS 48 x assorted blue lustre 1. Blue Bikes STEP ONE Thread all the beads onto the eye pins individually. Trim and form a matching eye loop. STEP TWO Attach all the beads together to make a long strand add the charm onto the ends with the jump ring to finish. 2. BLUE BIRDS MATERIALS 8 x eye pins 1 x bird connector antique brass 2 x jump rings GP 1 x lobster clasp GP BEADS 8 x rectangles blue assorted 2. Blue Birds STEP ONE Thread all the beads onto the eye pins individually. Trim and form a matching eye loop. STEP TWO Attach all the 4 eye pin beads together on placing either side of the bird connector. Attach the…

6 Min
totally infectious!

Sars’ inspiration comes from many sources, a single item can have hundreds of possibilities, or a newly learnt technique can spin her latest range of jewellery in a whole new direction. SARS’ OBSESSION WITH BEADS and jewellery making started young. “I remember sitting in Maisy’s (an elderly friend of my Mother’s) sunroom when I was three or four and staring at her many jars and containers full of beads, buttons and other odds and sods and realising that almost anything can be combined and turned into beautiful jewellery.” She has still got the very first piece of jewellery she ever made – a bracelet with an eclectic mix of vintage buttons, beads and crystals from Maisy’s stash, strung on red cotton thread, a gift for her Grandmother who kept it up until…