Beadwork June - July 2015

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love ‘em or hate ‘em, shaped beads are here to stay

In the past few months, I’ve received more email messages than usual from our readers. Thank you to those who have reached out to me! What’s on your mind? Shaped beads, of course. About half of you love them and the other half, well, let’s just say you’re not big fans of them. Everyone here at Beadwork agrees that it’s challenging to keep up with all the latest bead styles, but we’re thrilled about the buzz they’re creating. No matter where you stand, isn’t it great to see how such tiny beads can create such a huge stir? If you’re up for trying a new bead shape, choose from these projects, plus several more designs, in this issue: Quickly create Abigail Myer’s Raindrops Bracelet (page 22) with a splash of SuperDuos…

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NEW PROJECT VIDEO + KITS!Bead along with Editor Melinda Barta while she makes Michelle Gowland’s Pharaoh’s Finery Bracelet (page 52) in our newest Beadwork Magazine Project Workshop. Purchase the download at Find a limited quantity of kits for this project at Kits are also available for Megan Milliken’s “O” So Charming Bracelet (page 48) at ALTERNATE COLORWAYS BONUS. Do you love our project variations and want to know more about the colors and materials? For information on select alternate colorways featured in this issue, visit…

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w.o.r.d. what our readers did

DAWN DOUCETTE of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, shares her necklace inspired by Wendy Lueder’s Sunset Spiral (Beadwork, August/September 2013). REGINA HOLZ of Düsseldorf, Germany, adapted Gwen Fisher’s Archimedes’s Star bracelet (Beadwork, August/September 2009) by adding buttons fromCsillaCsirmaz’s Confection Cufi (Beadwork, April/May 2014). Visit her website, KATHLEEN TUCKER of Portland, Oregon, put her own twist on Maria Rypan’s Rising Curtains Necklace (Beadwork, June/July 2014). CELIA MARTIN of Walla Walla, Washington, shows her bracelet inspired by Barbara L. Grainger’s Diagonal Leaf Cuff (Beadwork, February/March 2013). WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! If you’ve been inspired by projects in our magazine or have tips to share, email us at Check our website,, for corrections and announcements.…

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what’s your most valuable secret beading trick?

Since I love working with tiny seed beads, it sometimes can be challenging to thread a very thin needle, such as a size 15. I use a pair of pliers to grasp and steady the needle while it’s being threaded. This enables me to thread from either side of the needle without it slipping through my fingers. —SandieBachand I apply copious amounts of microcrystalline wax to the ends of FireLine and WildFire beading thread and then depress the end of the thread with flat-nose pliers to make a chiseled edge that slides right into the eye of a needle! —Rae Burns Planning ahead! For sculptural peyote work, planning ahead is the key. Even if I don’t know where I’m going, I generally start with a math count in a multiple of twelve. This gives…

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the challenge

What happens when you give an editor and three lucky readers matching sets of materials to play with? We work with products we might not have considered using, and our creative sides get stretched one more notch. THE SOURCE : Crystaletts (516) 504-0387 Fusion Beads (888) 781-3559 1. Jean Campbell (BEADWORK’S CONTENT STRATEGIST) What a delightful combination of beads and colors in this kit! Inspired by these candy-like hues, I evoked my inner eight-year-old and stitched a cuff bracelet for her. I made the base with flat peyote stitch, embellished it with modified right-angle weave, and added little circular square-stitched and fringed blossoms as a focal point. Using the soutache ribbon as an adjustable closure lets both little and big girls wear this cuff. 2. Stacey Barnett (READER PARTICIPANT) I’ve made jewelry…

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cool stuff

Stumped byShaped Beads? Learn fun ways to use the newest bead shapes in these must-have eBooks. Stitching withShaped Beads:10 Beaded Projectsto Make withSuperDuos& TwinsStitching withShaped Beads:10 Beading Projectsto Make with Tila Beads$9.95 each INTERWEAVESTORE.COM THE STAFF OF BEADWORK INVITES YOU TO SEND YOUR NEW BEADWORKING PRODUCTS FOR CONSIDERATION IN COOL STUFF. PLEASE SEND ALL SUBMISSIONS TO BEADWORK@INTERWEAVE.COM AND INCLUDE COMPLETE PRODUCT INFORMATION.…