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Jewelry Stringing

Jewelry Stringing

Winter 2017

Explore Stringing’s amazing designs and be inspired to make your own creative jewelry. With each issue you’ll find projects galore, discover the hottest bead trends, learn the latest tips and tricks from the pros, exclusive money-saving design tips, and get step-by-step instructions for every skill level.

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2 Min.
seasons bring change

There’s a lot to love about the winter season, even if you’re a warm-weather gal like me. For starters, it’s a great excuse to pull out your cozy sweaters, go for long walks in the crisp air, or sit by the fireplace to read. And then there are the gifts! I don’t know about you, but bracelets and earrings top my list of easy-to-make gifts, and we’ve got a load of lovely choices in the galleries on pages 32 and 44. Plus, be sure to check out the Holiday Gift Guide on page 7, where we’ve curated our favorite new beads, books, ribbons, and more. Of course, you’ll want to sparkle at your next holiday party so check out the Ethereal collection of necklaces starting on page 55 for seven shimmery…

1 Min.
holiday gift guide

4 Min.
lindsay burke

Q: What was the first piece of jewelry you ever made? Do you still have it? A: My first memory of working with beads was using them with safety pins and putting them on my shoes. I made tons of those safety-pin dangles for all my friends when I was in elementary school! I don’t think I still have my very first piece of jewelry. My great-aunt Barbara taught me to bead. One of her many talents was repairing vintage jewelry, and one summer when I was about eight years old and visiting her in Vermont, she introduced me to pearl knotting. She got out some freshwater pearls and some silk, then showed me how to stretch the silk for a day before knotting up a beautiful necklace. I was hooked! Q:…

2 Min.
you’re making me blush earrings

Materials 36 blush rose 3mm Swarovski crystal bicones (A) 36 light silk 3mm Swarovski crystal bicones (B) 36 vintage rose 3mm Swarovski crystal bicones (C) 6 gold-filled 20 × 14mm flat teardrop components 4 gold-filled 6mm open jump rings 20.5-gauge 2 gold-filled 20.5mm french ear wires with 2mm bead 10' (3 m) of gold-filled dead-soft wire 28-gauge Tools Wire cutters Chain-nose pliers Techniques Wireworking Jump rings Finished Length 3" (7.5 cm) 1 Cut a piece of wire 18" (45.5 cm) long. Attach the end of the wire to one teardrop component by wrapping the wire around the component 2–3 times. 2 Add 1A to the wire. Wrap the wire around the component once. Make sure you lay the wire tight next to the bicone. 3 Add another A to the wire and wrap the wire around the component once more. 4 Continue adding bicones to the component with a…

4 Min.
hoot owl

MATERIALS 24 assorted salmon size 11°– size 6° seed beads ($0.69) 2 turquoise size 6° seed beads 17 peridot 5×2mm heishi ($0.85) 6 rainbow moonstone 6mm faceted cubes ($2.40) 5 amazonite 8mm rounds ($1.00) 1 brown/orange/green 22×28mm polymer clay owl bead with attached wire ($10.00) 4 antiqued brass 4mm melons ($0.22) 4 antiqued bronze 4×1mm daisy spacers ($0.16) 2 antiqued brass 6×1mm heishi ($0.26) 10 antiqued brass 7×2mm bead caps ($1.23) 3 antiqued brass 1½" eye pins 2 antiqued brass 4mm jump rings 13 antiqued brass 5mm jump rings 1 antiqued brass 7mm jump ring 2 antiqued bronze 15mm flat rings ($0.31) 19 antiqued brass 2mm crimp tubes ($0.44) 6 antiqued brass 2mm crimp beads 4 antiqued bronze 4×8mm spiral cord ends ($0.27) 33" of olive green 1.5mm leather cord ($0.77) 21" of dark brown 3mm leather bolo cord ($1.51) 16" of antiqued bronze 24-gauge wire ($0.17) 16" of .018 beading wire TOOLS Scissors Round-nose…

2 Min.
rawhide twist

MATERIALS 1 antiqued copper 15×22mm lobster clasp 1 antiqued copper 19mm hammered toggle ring 3 antiqued copper 8mm jump rings 2 antiqued copper 33mm ribbon end connectors 1 chocolate brown 1¼ × 6¼" strip of leather (or premade cuff bracelet) 8' of buckskin 5mm deerskin lace TOOLS Scissors Pencil Craft knife Metal ruler 2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers FINISHED SIZE: 8¾" 1 ] If using a premade cuff bracelet, measure a 6¼" length of leather between the snaps, then use the scissors or craft knife to cut off the ends. 2 ] Lay the leather flat on your work surface and make a mark in the center of the leather using the pencil. Make a mark ¼ " from each end, then draw a straight line down the center of the leather, connecting the pencil marks on each end. Use the craft knife…