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Bead&Button

October 2020

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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Pays:
United States
Langue:
English
Éditeur:
Kalmbach Publishing Co. - Magazines
Fréquence:
Bimonthly
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2 min.
closing up shop

“Beads make people happy.” That simple truth, spoken by Bead&Button magazine founder Alice Korach, has been the bedrock of this magazine since its founding in 1993. We at Bead&Button have had the privilege of spreading happiness around with each issue and, in later years, through the Bead&Button Show, our website, books, and much more. But after almost 27 years of serving a global audience of passionate, creative jewelry-makers, it is time to close up shop. The changes all of us have embraced, such as a digital marketplace that multiplied our options for content, have also created some challenging business conditions. The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on businesses and public events was a factor in this very difficult decision, as well. The issue you are holding is Bead&Button’s last. If you are one of…

2 min.
bead soup

What’s Happening >> PINING FOR A GETAWAY? After months of isolation, it’s nice to think about getting out and interacting with fellow beaders. What better way to do that than to couple it with the trip of a lifetime? Cheryl Frasca of Beadventures has incredible opportunities in store for you in 2021. Currently she has a trip planned for Barcelona, Spain, with Nancy Cain (April 30 – May 12, 2021), a “Jewels of the Baltic” cruise with Sabine Lippert (July 25 – August 5, 2021), and many more. For more details on fantastic opportunities, visit beadventures.com. PROTECTION FOR YOUR EARS PUTTING BEADING ON A PEDESTAL With hours of handwork and thousands-upon-thousands of beads, gorgeous beadwork deserves its own museum. Heather Kahn (co-owner of Caravan Beads) and Kristina Skillin are making that a reality as they…

4 min.
what’s new?

beads findings focals Design challenge winners View them all on >> FacetJewelry.com products…

1 min.
bead reads

TWO-DROP PEYOTE PATTERNS By Holly Kurzman Stitch creative twodrop peyote bracelets using just a few different colors of cylinder beads. Author Holly Kurzman offers patterns inspired by florals, geometry, animal prints, pottery, renaissance art, and more. Each design includes Miyuki Delica color numbers and bead counts, a pattern, and a word chart. Perfect for peyote fans. Kalmbach Media • 978-1-62700-756-6 JewelryAndBeadingStore.com INTRICATE WIRE By Debbie Benninger This book gives enthusiastic wire weavers the skills they need to take their techniques in many directions. Readers will learn these skills while following clear, step-by-step instructions for beautiful pendants, rings, earrings, and bracelets. Includes variations and alternate design ideas, as well as a gallery of the author’s work. A must-have for anyone who wants to explore detailed wire weaving. Kalmbach Media • 978-1-62700-726-9 JewelryAndBeadingStore.com STITCHED HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS By Thomasin Alyxander This collection of colorful ornaments…

2 min.
excellent embroidery

The Rodeo Set This is the first bead-embroidery set I ever made. I began making jewelry in May 2017 using the soutache technique. Soon after, I discovered other amazing methods such as bead weaving, bezeling rivolis, bead embroidery, and using shibori silk. I created this set while thinking about the biggest event held annually in my hometown: the Rodeo. I embellished special turquoise and red crackled cabochons with Czech seed beads and SuperDuo beads in gold, white, red, and turquoise all of which are stitched onto suede backing. Anca Vanetea Houston, Texas angegisoutache.etsy.com facebook.com/angegisoutacheandbeading instagram.com/angegisoutache Bella Lace Necklace I bead-embroidered my necklace on Venise lace backed with Ultrasuede. It’s embellished with shibori silk and Anna Bronze metal pieces. The center-most filigree component is part of Sherry Serafini’s 2018 Bella class kit. I was so excited as soon as…

3 min.
lights, magnify, action!

GLITTER GLAM READING GLASSES, $10–$70 Want a pair of readers that are just as sparkly as your beadwork? Find a wide variety of glamorous crystal-encrusted reading glasses at debspecs.com. MIGHTY BRIGHT HANDS-FREE LIGHTED MAGNIFIER, $26 This magnifier features an adjustable strap and a curved base to allow it to rest against your body while suspended from your neck. The viewing window is 4-in. (10 cm) wide with a 1.5x power lens to light up your work. There is also a 4x power bifocal for needle threading! Find it at shipwreckbeads.com. SPACE-SAVING LED MAGNIFIER DESK LAMP, $55 This light comes with four points of adjustment for precise positioning and easily folds for compact storage. There is a flip cover on the 1.75x opticalgrade 3-in. (7.6 cm) magnifier, so the lens is protected when not in use.…