Beadwork April - May 2016

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the more you know

Are you familiar with “The More You Know” public service campaigns that feature celebrities (and even the President!) encouraging people to stay in school, read, make healthy choices, etc.? While looking at all the projects and articles in this jam-packed issue, I just can’t get “The More You Know,” with its catchy jingle and shooting star icon, out of my head. Here are four of the many things you’ll know after reading this issue: 1. A new stitch! Expand your beading repertoire with the newest technique in beadweaving, diamond weave. See Stitch Pro on page 16. 2. Sherry Serafini’s beginning in beads. Read Sherry’s heartwarming story on how she discovered bead embroidery and her exciting connections with celebrities. See our interview with her on page 22 and her must-make pendant project on page…

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EBOOK & VIDEO Get a sneak peek at Melinda Barta’s new eBook The Peyote Stitch Companion and her Peyote Stitch Companion: Basics video workshop. See page 57 and KIT Make this striking Crystal Pendulum Necklace by Melissa Grakowsky Shippee with chain, crystals, and a beadembroidered pendant. Page 54 and KIT Use seed beads, glass pearls, and two-hole triangles to create this slinky Paradox Bracelet by Nichole Starman. Page 32 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

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! If you’ve been inspired by projects in our magazine or want to share your original work, email us at MELLA LEIBRAND of Westminster, California, adapted Pamela Lacasse’s Vineyard Trellis Bracelet (Beadwork, August/September 2014) to make a charming version of her own. BARB SWITZER of Redcrest, California, was impressed by Reem Iversen’s Mashrabiya Alley Bracelet (Beadwork, February/March 2016), and she made a slight structural change with big impact. SANDRA HUNTER of Queensland, Australia, transformed the design of Shae Wilhite’s Desert Diamonds Bracelet (Beadwork, October/November 2014) into a necklace. ALEXANDRIA STREET of Richmond, Virginia, made lovely alterations to Jennifer and Susan Schwartzenberger’s Palmetto Bracelet (Quick + Easy Beadwork, 2016). Check our website,, for corrections and announcements.…

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Have you ever inspired someone close to you to start beading? My mom is one person in my life who has taken a while to get hooked on beading. But recently, I taught her to do a beadwoven project by Jill Wiseman. She saw that my sevenyear-old daughter was able to make the project and thought, “If she can do it, so can I!” She has made several versions of that project and even started making other projects. I’m so proud of my mom and my daughter! —Lindsay Burke I taught my friend Alexandra how to bead a few years ago, and she has been beading ever since. Her first project was a bead crochet rope. We experienced a funny coincidence one year when we exchanged holiday gifts and realized that we had…

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the challenge

What happens when you give two editors and two 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 RULES: We use our favorites from the materials provided and, where necessary, round out projects with our own supplies. THE STASH: This regal-looking collection included Tango beads, pressed-glass chip beads, 3mm and 8mm pressed-glass rounds, 1.5mm fire-polished rounds, a pendant, a connector, and two clasp options. THE SOURCE: Bead Master (718) 384-2700 1. Melinda Barta (EDITOR) I enjoyed making patterns with the Tango beads, but I admit I did quite a bit of frog stitch (rippit, rippit) because it was extremely easy to orient the holes the wrong way. I challenged myself to find a way to incorporate the…

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handpicked favorites

Do you love working on a loom or are you simply eager to make fun and easy jewelry? In Juliana C. Avelar’s Jewel Loom Inspirations book, you’ll learn the basics of beading on a Jewel Loom. Push the boundaries of traditional loomwork by incorporating silk ribbon, fringe, leather, cording, and a variety of beads into your projects. Juliana shares fifteen of her favorite bracelet, necklace, and earring project tutorials as well as a diverse inspiration gallery. Available as a digital download at or in print at; $19.99. Take your exploration of the Jewel Loom to the next level with video download project workshops with Juliana C. Avelar. Bead alongside Juliana as she teaches you to make four beautiful projects using the Jewel Loom. Video downloads are available separately; $19.99…