Beadwork October - November 2015

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expand your techniques

Over the years, I’ve stumbled across many intriguing variations on traditional beadweaving stitches. However, the invention of a truly new stitch was something I had yet to see—until now. We’re excited to introduce hubble stitch, a one-of-a-kind technique U.K. based designer Melanie de Miguel discovered while playing around with herringbone and picot stitches. You’ll be making “Happy, Hooray Henry Hubbles” in no time; turn to page 16 to experience Melanie’s fun approach to teaching this stitch! If you’re looking for intriguing variations on classic stitches, we have several to keep you busy in this issue. In our exclusive preview (page 66) of Kassie Shaw’s new book, Beadweaving Beyond the Basics, you’ll find a spin on right-angle weave she calls DDRAW (double diamond right-angle weave). Then be sure to catch her top…

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happenings kits & videos we love

Learn how to make cubicright-angle-weave shapes in this earring design from Marcia DeCoster. Page 40 and Join spiraling SuperDuos with RAW and peyote stitch in this must-try design from Lisa Kan. Page 52 and PLUS! 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

NATALIE BEKIC of Bern, Switzerland, turned Rachel Sim’s Narcis Pendant (Beadwork, June/July 2014) into a lovely bracelet centerpiece. SOL BARRERA WATTERS of the Republic of Panama, Central America, was inspired by Jeanne Evans’s Earthen Treasure Necklace (Beadwork, December 2014/January 2015) to create a variety of bracelets. ANNA NIES´PIAŁOWSKA of Józefów, Poland, put her personal touch on Glenda Paunonen and Liisa Turunen’s Dramatic Deco Necklace (Beadwork, February/March 2014). DANA KOENIG of Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, shares her adapted version of Glenda Paunonen and Liisa Turunen’s Ravenna Earrings (Beadwork, December 2014/January 2015). 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 beadwork styles or techniques intimidate you, and why? I’ve always been intimidated by very large pieces. I start out wondering if I have the stamina to complete them, and I worry about the design decisions that could adversely affect the outcome. I admire those who accomplish such large visions. —Marcia DeCoster I’m not sure if there’s a style or technique that intimidates me. I’m curious about and fascinated by techniques I haven’t tried yet. One of these techniques is bead crochet. I love the visual smoothness and beautiful patterns of bead-crochet ropes. Learning how to do bead crochet could be one of my future beading goals. —Debora Hodoyer I’m not intimidated, but intrigued, by soutache bead embroidery. Lack of time rather than lack of desire is what keeps me from trying any…

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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: Nunn Design (wholesale only) (800) 761-3557 Beadaholique (866) 834-4618 READER PARTICIPANTS FOR YOUR CHANCE TO PLAY, SEE BEADWORKMAGAZINE .COM/GO/CHALLENGE 1. Regina Payne (READER PARTICIPANT) I was delighted to see my favorite bronze shades in this kit. I recently had the urge to create a wide bangle, and this was the perfect opportunity. I added gold seed beads, rivolis, and 4mm pearls. My intention was to create a peyote-stitched band with the illusion of shaped “gathers,” while retaining a firm structure. It was fun to see my design come to life as the math in my head worked out. I also…

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cool stuff

1. Find beads in the brand-new Edelweiss and Infinity cuts from Swarovski’s preseason Fall/Winter 2016/2017 collection. Visit (wholesale only) or check your favorite bead retailer. 2. Tulip’s newest pack of needles includes one of each of the following size needles: 10 sharp, 10 long, 11, and 12. Visit; $8.50. 3. The dynamic shape and dimension of these 8x4mm pewter herringbone spacer beads add complexity and variation to beaded designs. Visit; $0.65 each. 4. The BeadSmith recently released size 6° Matubo pressed-glass beads in a new shape—3CUT. These 4.1mm beads are available in twenty-seven colors and have 1.6mm holes and thinner walls for more thread passes. Available at (wholesale only) or your favorite bead retailer. 5. Originally used as hair curlers, Spoolies are now a beading aid. Cut longer threads and…