Quick & Easy Beadwork

Quick & Easy Beadwork 2017

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Quick & Easy Beadwork is a project-packed special issue devoted to everyday, wearable beaded jewelry that can be made in a few hours or less. Novices will find the 35+ all-new bracelet, necklace, and earring projects in this special edition to be simple-to-make and rewarding, while beading pros will love how quickly they can create any of the magazine’s stylish designs.

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weary of color theory

While in art school, I took several classes dedicated solely to color theory. Now that I’m a beader with thousands of beads to choose from, I can certainly understand the complexity of the subject. Plus, no matter how long you study a color wheel, color choices are exceedingly complex in our craft because of the amazing finishes—from AB (Aurora Borealis) to polychrome—that take one seemingly simple color to new dimensions. For example, a red glass bead no longer looks red when coated with a matte iris finish. If you hold a bead up to the sunlight, you may be surprised by the actual color of its glass core. When I’m stumped by color, I often turn to my books from art school. One of my most recent sources of inspiration for…

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RAE BURNS owns the wholesale and retail bead business The Hole Bead Shoppe. She sells kits for her designs in the store and online at www.theholebeadshoppe.com. Contact The Hole Bead Shoppe staff at theholebeadshop@aol.com or www.theholebeadshoppe.com. BARBARA FALKOWITZ is a designer, teacher, and former bead-store owner. She has been teaching for ten years and was a Beadwork Designer of the Year in 2015. Barbara is currently teaching in the New Jersey area and can be contacted at bkfalkowitz@gmail.com. ALICE HARON lives in Chicago, Illinois, with her husband and their cat. She specializes in creating wearable jewelry designs, and she teaches beading classes at the Chicago Jewelry School. Contact Alice at alice.kharon@yahoo.com. DEBORA HODOYER is an art lover, a musician, and a traveler who was born and raised in Sardinia, Italy. She fell in…

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24 tips to bead by must-know tricks to improve your beading

Whether you’re just learning a new craft or you consider yourself a master of an art, there is always more to learn. So regardless of whether you’re picking up your first beading needle with uneasy, fumbling fingers or you can do cubic right-angle weave with your eyes closed, this collection of beading tips from Melinda Barta’s book Mastering Peyote Stitch (Interweave, 2012) and several of Beadwork’s prized contributors is sure to teach you a few new tricks of the trade. workspace If you don’t have a beading board, set up your beading surface in a low-lipped tray (such as a baking sheet) lined with a piece of Vellux blanket. The Vellux blanket will keep beads from rolling around, while the lip of the tray will prevent beads from spilling off onto the…

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coalescence bracelet

TECHNIQUE tubular peyote stitch variation See p. 110 for helpful technique information. MATERIALS 2 g dark blue –lined amber size 15° seed beads (A) 36 green luster opaque 3×10mm 2-hole crescent beads (B) 36 turquoise copper Picasso 4mm fire-polished rounds (C) 41 teal gold suede 6mm pressed-glass rounds (D) 1 copper 10×15mm round magnetic clasp Mint green One-G nylon beading thread TOOLS Scissors Size 11 beading needle FINISHED SIZE 7 ¼ " 1) COMPONENTS. Use a variation of tubular peyote stitch to form the components: Round 1:Note: Lay 6B vertically on your work surface with the inside curve of each B facing to the left. Use 4' of thread to string 1B (bottom hole) and 1D; repeat five times, leaving a 10" tail. Pass through the beads again (same holes of the B) to form a tight circle; use the working and tail threads to tie…

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balthazar earrings

TECHNIQUES circular peyote stitch variation picot netting See p. 110 for helpful technique information. MATERIALS 1 g matte gray opaque size 15° seed beads (A) 2 g matte gray opaque size 11° seed beads (B) 1 g matte gray opaque size 8° seed beads (C) 2 g chalk white lilac Vega luster 3.8×1mm O beads (D) 10 matte light gold 6mm 2-hole Khéops par Puca triangles (E) 10 silk blue opaque 6mm 2-hole diamond Silky beads (F) 20 hyacinth violet saturated 4mm firepolished rounds (G) 1 pair of rose gold 7×15mm ear wires Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread TOOLS Scissors Size 10 beading needle 2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers FINISHED SIZE 2" Artist’s Tip After working Round 1, use a needle to gently tug on the C, positioning them so they are easier to pass through in the following round. 1) EARRING. Use a variation of circular peyote stitch, picots,…

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peach fizz bracelet

TECHNIQUES circular peyote stitch variation right-angle weave variation flat peyote stitch See p. 110 for helpful technique information. MATERIALS 1 g silver-lined orange AB size 15° seed beads (A) 2 g metallic bronze size 11° seed beads (B) 4 g chalk Vega 5×2.5mm 2-hole SuperDuos (C) 24 Padparadscha 2XAB 4mm crystal rounds (D) 43 peridot 3mm fire-polished rounds (E) 7 gold hyacinth suede 6mm pressed-glass rounds (F) Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread TOOLS Scissors Size 12 beading needle FINISHED SIZE 6 ½ " Artist’s Tips Reinforce all thread paths, even when the directions don’t instruct you to do so. To secure the thread before trimming, knot it in several different places by forming half-hitch knots on existing threads. Try mixing up the materials for different looks. You can use 4mm pressed-glass rounds for the 4mm crystal rounds, 6mm crystal rounds for the 6mm pressed-glass rounds, or 6mm dome/cabochon beads…