Bead&Button June 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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summer beading

After months of waiting, June is finally here. Synonymous with flowers, birds, dragonflies, and walks on the beach at sunset, June holds so much promise for the fun and relaxation of the coming months. That’s why we packed this issue with lots of light, summery designs for you to make. For the ultimate in summer jewelry, look no further than our cover design — Michelle Leonardo’s fabulous “Hilton Head bangles” (p. 38), a fresh, striped design that is perfect for summer’s lightweight fashions. Or, try Muriel Badinelli’s “Bezeled dragonfly necklace” (p. 29), combining bead embroidery, chenille stitch, and peyote in a design that positively hums with a summery energy. And don’t miss June Malone’s intriguing shaped peyote “Sunset earrings” (p. 42) and Lorraine Coetzee’s loomwork “Neon leaves bracelet” (p. 56),…

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what’s happening

WE ♥ SAN ANTONIO Society Spotlight Is your bead group looking for good ideas? Check out what the San Antonio Bead Society (SABS) does: Along with a yearly President’s Challenge and philanthropy projects, the group conducts “mini teaches,” where a SABS member guides others through a step-by-step project, during the regular monthly meetings. The mini teaches are free to members, and the kits are discounted for members, as well. The group welcomes all who “share our interest in this enchanting art.” To see more images and learn about the group, please visit their website, CULVER CITY BEAD BAZAAR Culver City, CA; May 6, 2018 Artists, venders, demos, and make-and-takes. Find a coupon and details online. WEAVING & FIBER FESTIVAL Torrance, CA; May 20, 2018 Fiber crafts exhibit, sales, demonstrations, and a fashion show. Beadmakers CALL TO ACTION Looking for…

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what’s new?

DropDuo beads measure 3 x 6 mm, have two holes, and feature a slightly rounded top and bottom face. Round DropDuo beads measure 5 x 7 mm, have two holes, and a top and bottom face that are flat. Pego beads have five sides, twoholes, a top and bottom face that is flat, and measure 10 mm. Flint pendant beads are curved and tapered drops measuring 4 x 8 mm, and have one hole. Vexolo beads are elongated triangular-shaped beads with two holes, a beveled top, and flat bottom face. Paisley Duo beads are 8 x 5 mm paisley-shaped beads with two holes and a flat top and bottom surface. Octo beads have eight sides and three holes, and measure 4 x 7 mm. Carrier beads have two holes and are available in glass and acrylic. The…

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panic button

Q As a beadworker, I’m frequently asked to donate a piece of work for a silent auction or raffle. I want my work to be respected but I don’t want to sound like I’m bragging. Any suggestions? A As children we are discouraged from bragging about our accomplishments so we may feel reluctant to puff up our work. But if we don’t put our best foot forward and put an exciting spin on our work, who will? Is there a fine line between puff and a colorful, confident expression of what we do? How can we increase the status of our contribution, both to increase the bids for the sponsor and to educate potential buyers about our work? DISPLAY A subtle way to promote our work begins with how it is displayed. Ask…

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design challenge winners

Sandra Scholte A Time For Celebration reader’s choice winner • ”Holly Berry Necklace” • Glass cabochon centerpiece with peyote, netting, and cubic rightangle woven seed beads. Ulla Edenmark A Time For Celebration challenge winner • ”Christmas Necklace” • Rivoli flower bezel surrounded by a burst of pearls and more on a netted collar of seed beads. Mona West A Whirl of White challenge winner • ”Snow Flowers” • A flower collection made of SuperDuos, SuperUnos, seed beads, Candy beads, and clear fire-polished beads. Rachel Faig A Whirl of White reader’s choice winner • ”Midnight Snowfall” • DiamonDuos, Arcos, Silky beads, seeds, and O-beads woven with Swarovski crystals, bicones, and drops. UP FOR A CHALLENGE? We invite you to participate in our monthly design challenge! Create or share an original design that fits the monthly theme. If your piece is…

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bead reads

THE ART OF LEATHER BRAIDING by Roy Luo and Kelly Tong With supplies readily available, working with leather is easier than ever! Learn a variety of different techniques including braiding, coiling, and knotting for easy designs that don’t require special tools. Step-by-step instructions and illustrations make this a great book for any skill level. Barron’s Education Series, Inc. DIAMOND HANDBOOK: 3RD EDITION by Renée Newman GG Both jewelry professionals and those who want to be a more educated buyer can benefit from the up-to-date information in this comprehensive guide about diamonds. Learn the basics and what determines the price, different cuts, shapes, and clarities, and new developments in treatments and synthetics. There are many beautiful images including closes-ups, and easy-to-read charts throughout the handbook. This is a musthave for anyone selling or buying diamonds. International Jewelry Publications BEADED…