Beadwork March 2019

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2 min
ring in the new

Designer of the year Welcome to the first issue of 2019, which kicks off a whole lot of new: a new year, new designs, new concepts, and so much more! First order of business: please join me in welcoming our new Designers of the Year! Although you’re likely familiar with each of these ladies, I’m pleased to introduce them as our Designers of the Year: Susan Sassoon, Vezsuzsi, and Wendy Ellsworth! We are so excited to have these talented artists on our team and know you will be thrilled with the designs they will be sharing in each issue. In addition to the new bead-weaving patterns you can look forward to, each of the ladies will be offering a look into their beading journey as the year progresses. In this issue, Vezsuzsi’s Corentin Pendant…

3 min
cool stuff

1. Cherry Tree Beads knocks it out of the park with their new tassels—including the three-layered nylon ombré and beaded crystal tassels. The new microsuede-backed crystal chain is a standout item that comes in 17 different colors and styles. Get these and more at 2. Swarovski’s “Be Yourself” Innovations is packed with new goodies. Our beady favorites include the new Crystal LacquerPro DeLite Effects—available in Round Stones, Fancy Stones, Flat Backs No Hotfix, and Flat Backs Hotfix. We also adore the new additions to their pearl family, the exotic Crystal Iridescent Tahitian Look Pearl, the Cabochon Pearl Flat Back Hotfix, and the pearl-inspired Cabochon Flat Back Hotfix family, including different shapes such as Pearl, Drop, Navette, and Square. Look for them at your favorite bead retailer. 3. TierraCast announces its Happy…

4 min
color class

Color is truly the key to successful crafting in any medium. Choosing the right palette can really make or break your jewelry pieces, and with endless combinations of beads, pendants, wire, stones, findings, and gems, the color possibilities can become overwhelming. What follows is an excerpt from one of our favorite color theory books, Color Works (Interweave, 2004), by master colorist and crafter Deb Menz, which takes us back to the color basics as we learn about hue, value, and saturation—the three ways to describe a color. Hue Hue family refers to the wedge of the color wheel that contains a single hue with all its color variations. For example, the hue family green is highlighted on the color wheel to the right. Within it are such colors as kelly green, forest…

9 min
steelstack pendant

INSPIRED BY KATE MCKINNON’S PROJECT on Geometric Beadwork, I designed this pendant with a hyperbolic insert. It’s made using a combination of peyote and herringbone stitches to make two warped squares that fit inside one another. I love the potential of these techniques. TECHNIQUES Flat and tubular spiral herringbone stitch Flat peyote stitch Fringe PROJECT LEVEL MATERIALS 1 purple iris size 6° seed bead (A) 3 g aqua blue Duracoat opaque 11° cylinder beads (B) 4 g silver-lined matte orange size 11° cylinder beads (C) 8 g midnight purple luster opaque size 11° cylinder beads (D) 5 g matte black size 11° cylinder beads (E) Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread 1 gold-plated 6×8mm magnetic clasp Thread conditioner TOOLS Scissors Size 12 sharp (short) beading needle Beading awl FINISHED SIZE 20" (with 3¼ " × 4½ " pendant) Wendy used the following Delica colors in this project: DB2130 (B), DB682…

5 min
corentin pendant

I DRAW MY INSPIRATION FROM MANY THINGS—COLORS, SHAPES, experiences, films, friends, and especially the new bead shapes that the manufacturers are always introducing. I love tiny, meticulous work, and I strive to keep advancing the trend of beaded beads and pendants. Brainstorming and creating new designs, like this Corentin Pendant, is what makes me so happy that my hobby has become my work! TECHNIQUES Tubular and circular peyote stitch Circular netting PROJECT LEVEL MATERIALS 0.5 g turquoise green opaque size 15° Japanese seed beads (A) 0.5 g lemongrass semi-glazed size 11° Japanese seed beads (B) 1 g matte lime opaque size 8° Japanese seed beads (C) 1 g dyed azure opaque Duracoat size 11° cylinder beads (D) 1 g toast Duracoat size 11° cylinder beads (E) 9 matte terra-cotta opaque 5×2.5mm 2-hole Half Tilas (F) 9 suede gold turquoise 7mm 2-hole CzechMates…

8 min
thistle necklace

THESE BEZELED RIVOLIS use Kite and Cali beads to create the look of thistle blooms. The fun components work up quickly. Connect them together and you’ve got an attention-grabbing statement necklace! TECHNIQUES Circular netting Circular peyote stitch Right-angle weave variation PROJECT LEVEL MATERIALS 3 g silver-lined teal rainbow size 15° Japanese seed beads (A) 3 g rose gold galvanized permanent-finish size 11° Japanese seed beads (B) 10 bronze size 11° Japanese seed beads (C) 134 dark gold rainbow 8×3mm 3-hole Cali beads (D) 76 bronze pale gold 9×5mm 2-hole Kite beads (E) 10 vintage copper 3mm pressed-glass rounds (F) 88 dark green 3mm pressed-glass rounds (G) 7 foil-back rose 14mm crystal rivolis 1 foil-back crystal vitrail light 18mm crystal rivoli Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread TOOLS Scissors Size 10 or 11 beading needle FINISHED SIZE 20" (with 2" focal) 1) LARGE COMPONENT. Use circular netting and circular peyote stitch to…