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June 2019

As the complete beading resource, Bead & Button features innovative and unique projects by top jewelry designers that challenge and inspire readers of all skill levels to learn, grow and excel in their beading. Every project is fully tested for clarity and dependability so that readers can master the skills needed to create beautiful jewelry pieces.

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Be sure to visit FacetJewelry.com for projects, videos, blogs, galleries, design challenges, and special content just for Bead&Button subscribers!Want to learn more about Adrienne Gaskell? Check out her five-part series on Facet chronicling a Big Kumihimo Adventure that she took in 2016!Our new columnist, Renée Newman, is the author of several books on gems!Visit Facet for a roundup of her titles and an interview with Renée herself.JUNEWhat do moonstone, alexandrite, and pearls have in common? They have all been designated as birthstones for the month of June! Search for “birthstone” on Facet for articles about the properties (and mystical lore) of these stones, and the birthstones for the other eleven months of the year as well.Visit Bead&Button online at FacetJewelry.com…

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get ready for the big show

Hi, Beaders! It’s Sara, from the Bead&Button Show, here to tell you a little bit about the upcoming 2019 event.The Show is right around the corner, and every year at this time I get giddy about what’s to come: thousands of beaders and jewelry-makers uniting to share the joy of creating and make inspiring jewelry that will last a lifetime.My absolute favorite part of the Bead&Button Show is witnessing beaders, metalsmiths, and glass artists bring their visions to life in the many project- and technique-based classes throughout the week. This June 2–9 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, we will look closer at fresh jewelry designs, new techniques, and stunning ideas you can use to make personal keepsakes.This issue spotlights some of the Show’s many instructors, and will give you a feel for…

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Editorial Director Diane M. BachaSenior Art Director Lisa A. BergmanSenior Associate Editor Diane JolieSenior Technical Editor Connie WhittakerAssistant Editor Katie M. SalattoContributing Editor Julia GerlachTechnical Editors Erica Barse, Cassie Donlen, Cary BorelliFacet Content Editor Kathryn KeilEditorial Assistant Lora GroszkiewiczGraphic Designer Lisa M. SchroederPhotographer Bill ZubackIllustrator Kellie JaegerProduction Coordinator Jodi JeranekEDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD Bead&Button, FacetLindsay Burke fusionbeads.comNancy Cain nancy@nancycain.comDiane Fitzgerald dmfbeads@bitstream.netAdrienne Gaskell adriennegaskell.comCourtney Gray creativeside.orgHeather Kingsley-Heath heatherworks.co.ukIrina Miech eclecticabeads.comCynthia Rutledge cynthiarutledge.netEDITORIALCall (262) 796-8776 or write to:Editor, Bead&ButtonP.O. Box 1612Waukesha, WI 53187-1612Customer sales & service(877) 246-4833 to subscribeOutside the U.S. and Canada: (903) 636-1125Customer Service:customerservice@BeadandButton.infoADVERTISE(888) 558-1544 x 523Ad Sales Representative Dina JohnstonAd Sales Manager Lori SchneiderAd Services Representatives Melissa Valuch, Daryl PagelSELL BEAD&BUTTON magazine or products in your storePhone: (800) 558-1544Outside the U.S. and Canada: (262) 796-8776 x 818Fax: (262) 798-6592Email: tss@kalmbach.comWebsite:…

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what’s happening

Society SpotlightWHAT ARE THEY UP TO IN ALASKA?Is your bead society as active as Alaska’s?According to the president of the Alaska Beading Society, Estelita Chiles, “Our society jumped on the carrier bead bandwagon and designed Alaska-inspired bracelets.” Taking cues from the state flower, the forget-me-not, and the northern lights, members collaborated on writing instructions and making colorful kits. To top off their efforts, they taught a forget-me-not bracelet workshop at the Anchorage Museum last October. “The class was a success! Members had so much fun that they are contemplating a future workshop.” The Alaska Beading Society’s monthly meetings feature: hands-on demonstrations, bead swaps, trunk shows, guest lectures and workshops, monthly show-and-tell, and an annual charity auction, to name a few activities. Thanks for the inspiration, Alaska!EVENTSMINNESOTA STATE BUTTON SOCIETY SHOWMay…

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what’s new?

PRODUCTSThe Ogees Seed Beading Design Board (left) is double-sided, and can be used to design straight- or staggered-row stitches. It accommodates 150 to 80 seed beads. String directly from the board for an off-loom or loomed-project. For more details, visit ogeesseedbeadingdesignboard.com.The versatile Live Wire (left) by Elka Designs is an all-in-one product. It can be molded to use as a necklace, bracelet, scarf wrap, headband, pendant holder, and much more. Find a variety of colors at elka-designs.com.Travel organized with the inspiring new Bead Board Grande case (above right) by Kit xChange (25¾” x 14¼” open). It features two gusseted zipper pockets, a back pocket for patterns, and a cushioned-bumper work surface with a tight fit for fewer lost beads. Find it at shopkxc.com.InstaNeedle introduces their improved adhesive tips (right), which…

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trends: a nod to the shoulders on which we stand

Laura McCabe shook up the beading world with her bezeled crystals and stones.As in fashion, trends in beading come and go. Has anyone made an amulet pouch lately, or a pair of duster earrings? (I’ve just been informed that duster earrings are back, and flooding Pinterest!)Like life these days, things move quickly. And while we love our seed and cylinder beads, we embrace (at least some of us) the new beads and patterns as well. As the song goes: “Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other is gold.”Let me tell you some of the highlights of the last 25 years as I recall them.(Earrings by Diane Fitzgerald)Waves of innovationWith the beading basics under our belts, we could move on. The Dutch beader, Gineke Root,…