Bead&Button December 2018

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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happy 25th anniversary!

In this issue, Bead&Button begins a year-long party — and you’re invited! We’re marking 25 years of celebrating bead artistry with you. And what a 25 years it has been! We’ve grown beyond these pages to join the online world, host the Bead&Button Show, produce special issues, and so much more (as you’ll read on p. 38). Meanwhile, you’ve inspired us with ideas that continually evolve along with new beads, new techniques, and unlimited amounts of creativity. We’re saying thank you with some extra special projects from artists who have generously accepted our invitation to create anniversary designs using materials or tones of silver — the traditional 25th anniversary gift. Each issue over the next year will bring you more of these projects. And we’re thrilled about Carl Clasmeyer’s stunning design…

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what’s your issue?

25 YEARS Lora Groszkiewicz, Editorial Assistant, April 2001 I was hired in November 2000 by Founding Editor Alice Korach. She was a great mentor and taught me everything I know. I started part time, and as the magazine and the BeadDreams competition grew, switched to full time. I am forever grateful to her for hiring me. Thank you, Alice! Kellie Jaeger, Illustrator, June 1998 The illustrations for the “Bent-wire bezels” project on page 49 are the very first illustrations I did for the magazine. I couldn’t believe my luck to be working on this magazine. It was a great first experience! Kathryn Keil, Facet Content Editor, April 2016 I started with Kalmbach Media the month this issue came out. Although I had been making jewelry for years, I was not a beader. I didn’t even know…

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bead soup

WHAT’S HAPPENING Celebrate! SAVE ROOM FOR CAKE Celebrate with a cake for every occasion — birthday cakes, wedding cakes, holiday cakes, and more. Katie Dean serves up stitching directions to make confectioneries with cylinder and seed beads, primarily using peyote stitch. You’ll find her books, tutorials, kits, and beading supplies at Individual tutorials are also available at Since we are sharing B&B memories throughout our anniversary, we thought it would be nice to get to know you a little better, too. On Facebook/Bead&Button, we asked: Q “How did you get your start beading?” A “In 2012, I spotted a book called Creative Native American Beading and thought it looked intriguing, even though I had never considered beading before. I bought it, took it home, and my oh my what a journey it’s been since…

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bead reads

INVENTIVE WIRE WEAVING by Susan Barzacchini If you’re looking to expand your knowledge of wire weaving and other metal techniques, or need some fabulous new projects to enhance the skills you already have, check out Susan Barzacchini’s new book. Her intricate designs incorporate beads, stones, and other unique materials. The book offers a variety of projects such as bracelets, earrings, pendants, necklaces, and rings. A great book to add to your wirework collection! ISBN: 9781627004954 Kalmbach Media JEWELRY SCHOOL: BEAD STRINGING by Carolyn Schulz This compact book focuses on stringing, exploring time-tested techniques through 12 easy projects. Readers will learn how to bead on wire, thread, and more. Tips and large step-by-step photos are sprinkled throughout the projects — perfect for beginners. As a bonus, each project includes photos of design inspiration to encourage further creativity. ISBN: 9781782215301 Search…

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what’s new?

NEW BEADS The new Rhombus bead from John Bead has two vertical holes and adds a pop of color to your work. Designed by Lena Gillespie, this 10 x 8 x 4 mm bead is available in many different colors and finishes. Look for John Bead items at your favorite bead store. The original versions of long and skinny Link beads are almost 80 years old! But a fresh take on the 10 x 3 mm bead is brand-new and available in multiple colors. Ask your favorite bead store if they carry John Bead originals. Faceted Micro Crystals from Bead Spider will add sparkle to your beadwork. The same size as 11 Japanese (or 10 Czech) seed beads, Micro Crystals can be used in place of other beads for outstanding results. 32 colors,…

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a walk down the memory lane of beading

With the 25th anniversary of Bead&Button magazine upon us, we might pause for a moment to think about how we got where we are today, and new beaders might find our humble origins intriguing. There’s little doubt about it: Beading has changed over the years! The current surge in beading began in the late 1980s, and it continues to be strong. More than any other era of beadwork, this cycle is noted for the wealth of publications (both magazines and books); the rise of shows, classes and teachers, bead societies, and multi-hole beads; and, most recently, bead stores, both local and online. FROM HIPPIES TO PRESERVATIONISTS From the strings of “love beads” worn by hippies, we’ve evolved in ways few might have predicted and reached heights of complexity in construction and assembly that…