Jewelry Stringing

Jewelry Stringing Spring 2016

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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1 Min.
spring is in bloom

What is it about spring that seems to refresh our spirits? I’m convinced it’s the sights and smells of blossoming trees, of colorful blooms making their way through the once-frozen soil. It’s such a joy for us to put together the spring issue—our annual “color” issue—during the cold, dreary winter months, with delightful jewelry designs acting as harbingers of the fresh colors and florals that come with the new season. To celebrate color, we present two color-based collections. Sugar Coated, starting on page 15, was inspired by fashion-accessory forecasts that predict smooth, matte surfaces in pretty pastel hues as a top trend. The Secret Garden collection, which begins on page 25, pays tribute to the literary classic, with designs that feature spring hues and floral motifs—just what we imagine flourishing behind…

4 Min.
color class

Color is truly the key to successful crafting in any medium. Choosing the right palette can really make or break your jewelry pieces, and with endless combinations of beads, pendants, wire, stones, findings, and gems, the color possibilities can become overwhelming. What follows is an excerpt from one of our favorite color theory books, Color Works (Interweave, 2004), by master colorist and crafter Deb Menz, which takes us back to the color basics as we learn about hue, value, and saturation—the three ways to describe a color. Hue Hue family refers to the wedge of the color wheel that contains a single hue with all its color variations. For example, the hue family green is highlighted on the color wheel to the right. Within it are such colors as kelly green, forest…

2 Min.
bead beat

Crafting Know-how Discover how to make a living from your passion with tips, tricks, and comprehensive market listings in the new edition of Crafter’s Market 2016 (Fons & Porter, 2016). You’ll find informative articles on handling custom orders and holding successful craft shows, plus complete listings of contacts and submission guidelines, all to help you develop a strong network and business plan. Purchase for $27.99 at www.bit.ly/CraftersMarket2016. Stamp of Approval Use these wax stamp alphabet charms from Beadaholique to personalize earrings, charm bracelets, and anything else you can dream up! Available in lead-free pewter, these sweet charms may be purchased for $1.49 each at www.beadaholique.com. Opalescent Options Experiment with these new, fun-shaped beads from The Beadsmith. The cupped shape of the nano bead creates a truly organic feel, while the large hole allows for more…

1 Min.
get the look

1. CONCH SHELL AND ROUND SEA GLASS BEADS: Clay Space, www.sterlingsun.etsy.com. 2. DAISY AND ROSE CERAMIC CLASP SETS: Gaea, www.gaea.cc. 3. SAGE GREEN MARBLE RECTANGLE TUBES: Treasure Box Beads, www.treasureboxbeads.etsy.com. 4. SWEET PEA AND CLOUDY SKY BALI-STYLE PRESSED-GLASS BEADS: Lima Beads, www.limabeads.com. 5. WEST GERMAN VINTAGE “SUGAR” AND CRACKLE GLASS BEADS AND PAINTED METAL BEAD CAP: The Vintage Bead Shop, www.thevintagebeadshop.etsy.com. 6. POWDER LILAC PRESSED-GLASS DROPS: Maya-Honey Lampwork, www.mayahoney.etsy.com. 7. VINTAGE FROSTED-GLASS FLUTED RONDELLES: Vintage Necessities, www.vintagenecessities.etsy.com. 8. UNGLAZED CERAMIC CUBE STRAND: Nadia Terra, www.nadiaterra.etsy.com.…

1 Min.
butterfly kisses

MATERIALS 1 green 6×5mm chalcedony faceted rondelle ($0.20) 1 opaque green 10×7mm chalcedony faceted rondelle ($0.20) 6 multicolored 16–19×7–19mm wooden tubes ($8.52) 1 cream/green/coral 40×35mm butterfly ceramic oval pendant ($12.50) 1 copper 9×20mm hook ($2.00) 2" of copper 8×10mm textured oval chain ($0.14) 48" of tan 1.5mm round leather cord ($0.80) 1½" of copper 24-gauge wire TOOLS Scissors Round-nose pliers Chain- or flat-nose pliers FINISHED SIZE: 18½" (with 1½" extender) 1 ] Use one 24" piece of leather cord to form a lark’s head knot on 1 loop of the pendant. Use both tails to string 3 wooden tubes. String the hook, then fold the cords about 3" from the end. Use all of the strands to form an overhand knot, trapping the hook in a 1" loop. 2 ] Repeat Step 1, attaching the cord ends to one end of the chain. 3 ] Use…

1 Min.
get the look

1. VINTAGE LUCITE NUGGET CHAIN: Vintage Bead Cache, www.vintagebeadcache.etsy.com. 2. PRESSED-GLASS FERN BUTTON, BRONZED WISTERIA TURBINE BEADS, AND CHARTREUSE SPOTTED SQUARES: Lima Beads, www.limabeads.com. 3. LAMPWORK HEAD PINS: Boldenka, www.boldenka.etsy.com. 4. LUCITE LEAF AND FLOWER BEADS AND CABOCHONS: Delphine’s Flower Bead Shop, www.delphinesflowerbeadshop.com. 5. SATIN LEAF RIBBON: Factory Direct Craft, (800) 252-5223, www.factorydirectcraft.com. 6. LUCITE FLOWERS AND LAMPWORK HEAD PINS: Fire and Fibers, www.fireandfibers.com. 7. VINTAGE LUCITE FLAT OVAL AND MARQUIS ORNATE BEADS: Reduction Nation, www.reductionnation.etsy.com. 8. POLYMER CLAY FLOWER BEADS AND LEAF CHARMS: Too Aquarius, www.tooaquarius.etsy.com.…