Beadwork Summer 2021

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color your world

We’re featuring colorful jewelry using favorite stitches in this issue. You’ll find several projects that feature the Pantone Colors of the Year Ultimate Gray and Illuminating (yellow), a Rainbow Brights Fast & Fabulous collection, and beaded projects from across the color spectrum. This issue is a color infusion! In Bead Artist, Melissa Grakowsky Shippee (page 8) shares a peek into her creativity and her labors of love. She squeezes a whole lot of beading into her busy life. She also takes a creative approach to making jewelry. Melissa’s Queen of Atlantica necklace and earrings (page 11) include crystal banding, which adds intriguing dimension. Give Melissa’s projects a try and drop us a line at Bead Buzz (page 72) always features newsworthy stories from the beading world. In this issue, Debbie Blair…

2 min
cool stuff

1. Tejas Beads has an amazing collection of gemstone beads and everything you need to turn them into beautiful jewelry. Lots of unique shapes and stones to choose from, like these red jasper and black onyx 7mm prisms, blonde tigereye rondelles, and grade A turquoise 10mm smooth chips. Get yours at 2. Lightweight and stylish, these stainless steel focals from Cherry Tree Beads are perfect for big, bold earrings. We love the tree of life, art deco, and stripey oval designs shown here, but there are more to see at 3. These size 11 sharp (short) beading needles are ideal for bead weaving and bead embroidery. Their fine sharp point runs smoothly through fabric, and they can pass through a size 15° seed bead three times. Order them online at…

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handpicked favorites in the

Beadwork Favorites: Debora Hodoyer Pattern Collection We’re bringing you some of our favorite beading patterns from Debora Hodoyer in one easy digital download! You’ll get 5 extraordinary patterns for earrings, pendants, and bracelets. Debora’s signature shaped and seed bead patterns are a delight to both stitch and wear, making her one of our favorite designers. Get all our favorite patterns from Debora Hodoyer when you download the collection at! 2020 Beadwork Collection Download Get an entire year of Beadwork for one low price! The 2020 Beadwork Collection includes 6 issues full of the best beading patterns, tips, techniques, and more. Grab your digital download and add to your Beadwork collection instantly at PLEASE SEND ALL SUBMISSIONS TO BEADWORKMAG@GOLDENPEAKMEDIA.COM AND INCLUDE COMPLETE PRODUCT INFORMATION.…

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melissa grakowsky shippee: beads in art and fashion

MELISSA GRAKOWSKY SHIPPEE is known for her elaborate masks and intricate yet ethereal beadwork. An award-winning designer, Melissa has written books, taught internationally, and was a 2017 Beadwork Designer of the Year. Melissa draws in beaders with her methodical approach to artistic designs. Her meticulous, fanciful creations are painstakingly crafted works of the imagination. When Melissa’s first child was born, she found herself at a crossroads. She no longer had space or time for painting, but she desperately needed a creative outlet. A friend took her to his aunt’s bead store, where Melissa fell in love with “tiny pieces of colored glass,” aka seed beads. She soon learned to sew “lots of tiny beads together in interesting ways to create jewelry and other wearable pieces of art that are fun to…

10 min
queen of atlantica

THIS SPARKLING NECKLACE is made with embellished peyote stitch and unique components. TECHNIQUES Tubular peyote stitchCircular nettingLadder stitchTubular herringbone stitch PROJECT LEVEL MATERIALS 2 g matte metallic light bronze size 15° seed beads (A)1 g silver-lined alabaster lilac size 15° seed beads (B)2 g metallic light bronze size 15° seed beads (C)15 g metallic bronze size 11° seed beads (D)1 g matte metallic plum gold iris size 11° cylinder beads (E)3 g matte metallic dark bronze size 10° cylinder beads (F)3 g matte metallic copper rainbow iris size 10° cylinder beads (G)1 crystal ultra purple AB 14mm Swarovski crystal rivoli1 crystal ultra purple AB 27mm Swarovski crystal fancy round stone18 pearlescent violet 4mm crystal pearl rounds (H)40" of light Colorado topaz and antique gold 4mm (SS13) rhinestone plastic bandingSmoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread TOOLS ScissorsSize…

4 min
here be daggers!

USE PANTONE’S 2021 COLORS of the Year in this silver-and-gold treasure of a necklace, made of diamonds and daggers. TECHNIQUES Peyote stitch variation Fringe PROJECT LEVEL MATERIALS 2 g silver galvanized Duracoat size 15° seed beads (A)2 g matte silver-lined gold size 15° seed beads (B)3 g matte metallic silver gray AB size 11° seed beads (C)76 gold shine yellow sun 8×5mm 2-hole GemDuos (D)75 bronze aluminum 8×5mm 2-hole GemDuos (E)50 backlit citrine 8×5mm 2-hole GemDuos (F)25 etch crystal full chrome 5×16mm daggers (G)2 gold-plated 6mm soldered jump rings2 gold-plated 6mm jump rings1 gold-plated 16mm toggle claspBlack satin 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread TOOLS ScissorsSize 11 beading needle2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers FINISHED SIZE 17.½ " 1) BASE. Use a variation of peyote stitch for the base: Row 1: Note: Take care to add the D faceup. Add…