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Favorite Bead Stitches

Favorite Bead Stitches 2017

Boost your jewelry-making skills with a fabulous treasury of bead designs, including tips and how-tos in the beaders' favorite stitches such as peyote, herringbone, and right-angle weave. Enhance your seed-bead designs with expert tips from top designers and step-by-step instructions on how to make 23 necklaces, 15 bracelets, and 3 pairs of earrings!

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Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Interweave Press, LLC - Magazine
Frequency:
One-off
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4 min
simplicity necklace

artist’s tip Use firm tension when stitching the rings, but be very careful when you pull the thread through the bicones so you don't accidentally cut your thread. TECHNIQUES flat spiral stitch variation peyote stitch PROJECT LEVEL ££¡ MATERIALS 10 g matte metallic green iris size 15° seed beads (A) 4 g matte metallic khaki iris size 15° seed beads (B) 118 emerald 4mm crystal bicones (C) 34 fuchsia 4mm crystal bicones (D) 2 antiqued brass 8mm jump rings 1 antiqued brass 6.5×12mm lobster clasp 8¼" of antiqued brass 3.5×6mm oval chain with unsoldered links Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread TOOLS Scissors Size 10 beading needle 2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers FINISHED SIZE 20" 1) SMALL RINGS. Use a variation of flat spiral stitch to form small rings: Base: Use 3' of thread to string 16C, leaving a 3" tail; pass through all 16C again to form a…

12 min
techniques

PASS THROUGH VS PASS BACK THROUGH Pass through means to move the needle the same direction that the beads have been strung. Pass back through means to move the needle in the opposite direction. FINISHING AND STARTING NEW THREADS Tie off the old thread when it’s about 4" long by making an overhand knot around previous threads between beads. Weave through a few beads to hide the knot, and trim the thread close to the work. Start the new thread by tying an overhand knot around previous threads between beads. Weave through several beads to hide the knot and to reach the place to resume beading. FRINGE Exit from the foundation row of beads or fabric. String a length of beads plus 1 bead. Skipping the last bead, pass back through all the beads just…

3 min
ebb and flow bracelet

TECHNIQUES right-angle weave netting PROJECT LEVEL ££¡ MATERIALS 3 g metallic midnight-blue iris size 15° Japanese 1-cut seed beads (A) 1 g metallic midnight-blue iris size 11° Japanese seed beads (B) 42 transparent amethyst luster 3mm pressedglass rounds (C) 29 ruby-dyed chalcedony 8mm faceted rounds (D) 1 metallic midnight-blue 14×18mm faceted pressed-glass shank button Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread TOOLS Scissors Size 12 beading needle FINISHED SIZE 7" 1) BAND. Use right-angle weave and netting to make the band with conjoined units: Unit 1, Round 1: Use 4' of thread to string {1D and 3B} three times, leaving a 12" tail. Use the tail and working threads to tie a square knot, forming a tight circle. Pass through all the beads again and exit from the first 1B after 1D (Fig. 1, blue thread). Unit 1, Round 2: String 1A, skip the next 1B of Round…

8 min
jeweled links

TECHNIQUE cubic right-angle weave PROJECT LEVEL £££ MATERIALS 5 g metallic purple iris size 15° seed beads (A) 5 g metallic light green size 11° seed beads (B) 15 g metallic purple iris size 11° seed beads (C) 20 g metallic purple iris size 8° seed beads (D) 110 metallic purple iris 4mm drop beads (E) 90 light green 3mm crystal pearls (F) 8 olivine 3mm crystal bicones (G) 9 olivine 6mm crystal bicones (H) 2 silver 5×9mm magnetic clasps Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread TOOLS Scissors Size 12 beading needles Chain-nose pliers FINISHED SIZE 7½" 1) FRONT LAYER. Use size 8° seed beads and cubic right-angle weave to stitch an open rectangular base that forms the front of the frame: Note: Use chain-nose pliers to maneuver the needle as necessary. Cube 1, bottom: Use 6' of thread to string 4D, leaving a 3" tail. Tie the working and tail…

4 min
saturn of the sea

TECHNIQUES right-angle weave tubular peyote stitch wireworking PROJECT LEVEL ££¡ MATERIALS 5 g metallic dark blue iris size 11° cylinder beads (A) 2 g silver-lined green size 11° seed beads (B) 5 g metallic dark blue iris size 8° seed beads (C) 112 olivine 3mm crystal bicones (D) 38 midnight blue 12mm crystal pearls 2 Bali silver 6×4mm decorative bead caps 8 sterling silver 2" head pins 4½" of sterling silver 3–5×4–6mm long-andshort chain 2 sterling silver 2mm crimp tubes 1 sterling silver 9×18mm lobster clasp 20" of .019 beading wire Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread TOOLS Scissors Size 11 beading needle Round-nose pliers Chain- or flat-nose pliers Crimping pliers Wire cutters FINISHED SIZE 18¼" (expandable to 21") 1) CHARMS. Right-angle-weave a beaded charm: Strip: Using 6' of thread and A, right-angleweave a strip 13 units wide and 2 rows long. Exit up through the side A of the final unit in the second…

3 min
peas in a pod bracelet

TECHNIQUES right-angle weave variation netting PROJECT LEVEL ££¡ MATERIALS 1 g gold-lined aqua size 15° seed beads (A) 2 g opaque gray luster size 11° seed beads (B) 5 g metallic purple luster 5×2.5mm 2-hole SuperDuos (C) 36 smoky gray AB 3mm crystal rondelles (D) 17 Montana blue AB 4mm crystal rondelles (E) 18 mustard yellow luster 6mm pressed-glass rounds (F) 1 antiqued silver 15mm 2-strand filigree box clasp with attached 2mm jump rings Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread TOOLS Scissors Size 10 beading needle FINISHED SIZE 7¼" artist’s tips ? Use tight thread tension when weaving the base of the bracelet. ? You can use any kind of 6mm bead for the center. 1) BASE. Use a variation of right-angle weave to form the center base of the bracelet: Unit 1: Add a stop bead to 3' of thread, leaving a 6" tail. String 1F, 2B, 2C, and 2B;…