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Beadwork December 2019 / January 2020

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3 min
treasures await at the tucson gem & mineral shows

IT’S TIME FOR THE ANNUAL TUCSON bead, gem, jewelry, mineral, and fossil shows, starting at the end of January and continuing through mid-February. As the editor of the Tucson Show Guide, I go every year. This will be my 12th trip to the Tucson shows, and I’m still as excited as I was before my first trip. You’d think that I’d be bored by the shows after all these years. But, no! With over 40 shows across the city of Tucson, there’s something new to see every year. There’s so much to see and do, but you can’t do it all. Of course, there’s shopping. Lots and lots and lots of shopping. The Tucson shows are the best places to refill your stash. And, if you’re looking for something new, it’s definitely…

1 min
the beading connection

BEADS & FINDINGS A Bit of Stone Beads www.abosbeads.etsy.com At A Bit of Stone Beads, you will find a wide selection of gemstone beads for your jewelry making projects. New beads are added weekly, so please check back often. We strive to offer competitive prices and fast delivery! Artbeads.com www.artbeads.com (866) 715-2323 Bead World (IL) www.beadworldbeads.com Shop online! All new Website! (847) 776-2323 Bobby Bead www.TohoWholesale.com Toho@bobbybead.com (888) 900-2323 TOHO Japanese Seed Beads Wholesale Direct Importer. No Minimum Orders. Charm Factory www.charmfactory.com (866) 867-5266 Custom charms and jewelry tags Fire Mountain Gems and Beads www.firemountaingems.com (800) 355-2137 America's Favorite Beading and Jewelry Supply Company® John Bead info@johnbead.com (416) 757-3287 Master Importer of Beads, Chrystals & Components Lima Beads www.limabeads.com (734) 929-9208 Get fresh jewelry components from around the world at Lima Beads. Huge selection of gemstones, chain, Czech glass, seed beads, findings, supplies, and more. New additions every week! Red Panda Beads www.redpandabeads.com Specializing in CzechMates® 2-hole beads. Free shipping on US $30+ orders.…

2 min
silver sparkle

This necklace is made for dancing, with all its sparkle and swing. It’s a perfect addition to your little black dress for a night on the town! Terry Ricioli TECHNIQUES Basic wireworking MATERIALS 84 silver iris 4mm faceted-glass rounds 54 silver iris 8mm faceted-glass rounds 1 gunmetal 27×22mm flower toggle clasp with 29mm bar 63 gunmetal 22-gauge 2" head pins 21 gunmetal 20-gauge 2" head pins 12 gunmetal 20-gauge 2" eye pins 35 gunmetal 6mm jump rings 19” of gunmetal 3.5×3.5mm rolo chain TOOLS 2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers Wire cutters Macramé board FINISHED SIZE 19" 1. Cut the chain into one 9" and one 9 ½ " length. Note: The designer ended up with 109 and 113 links. Find center of each chain length. 2. Use one 20-gauge head pin to string one 4mm round and the center link of the short chain. String one 8mm round…

1 min
bead societies

Maryland Baltimore Bead Society Howard County Center for the Arts 8510 High Ridge Rd. Ellicott City, MD 21043 info@baltimorebead.org www.baltimorebead.org Monthly program on 2nd Tuesdays (September – June) at the Howard County Community Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Rd., Ellicott City, MD 21043. 2018 Winter Bead and Jewelry Show, Jan 20 -21, 2018 at the Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Rd, West Friendship, MD 21794 New Jersey South Jersey Bead Society P.O. Box 1242 Bellmawr, NJ 08099-5242 coprez2@southjerseybeadsociety.org www.southjerseybeadsociety.org Meetings are held the first Thursday of the month September-June from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. SJBS also offers workshops taught by local and national teachers. For locations and more info see the website. Virginia Northern Virginia Bead Society P.O. Box 2258 Vienna, VA 22182 info.nvbs@yahoo.com www.nvbs.org Meetings: 1st Thurs. of each month, 7pm-9pm, Sept - June at Vienna Community Center,…

3 min
big night out

When you're looking for all-out sparkle, more is more. Swarovski crystal beads are linked together and mixed with chain in this dramatic bib necklace. Katie Hacker TECHNIQUES Simple wireworking MATERIALS 54 crystal AB 4mm crystal bicones 6 crystal AB 6mm crystal bicones 30 crystal AB 6mm crystal cubes 5 crystal AB 8×6mm crystal rondelles 5 crystal AB 10mm crystal cubes 5 clear 18mm crystal twists 30 brass 4×2mm bumpy spacers 1 brass 12mm toggle clasp 17 antiqued brass 20-gauge 1 ½ " head pins 34 antiqued brass 20-gauge 2" eye pins 8 antiqued brass 3×4mm oval jump rings 15" of silver dapped 1×2mm cable chain (small) 26" of antiqued silver 4×6mm cable chain (large) TOOLS Round-nose pliers Chain-nose pliers Wire cutters FINISHED SIZE 20 ½ " (with 3 ¼ " focal) 1. Use 1 jump ring to attach one half of the clasp to one 20” piece of large cable chain. Use 1 jump…

5 min
jubilee rope bracelet

USE PRISMATIC right-angle weave, sparkly TRUE2 fire-polished rounds, and Charlotte seed beads to create this playful bracelet that has high-end “wow” factor without a hefty price tag. TECHNIQUE Prismatic right-angle weave PROJECT LEVEL MATERIALS 2 g metallic light gold size 13° charlottes (A) 69 each 2mm fire-polished rounds in the following colors: pastel lilac alabaster (B) pastel olivine alabaster (C) Siam Celsian transparent (D) crystal Capri gold (E) aquamarine graphite rainbow transparent (F) copper-lined crystal AB (G) 1 sterling silver 8mm stardust silicone-lined large-hole smart spacer bead 2 gold 4mm jump rings 9" of gold 2×3mm flattened cable chain 2 gold 6×35mm chain tassels Black 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread TOOLS Scissors Size 12 beading needle 2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers FINISHED SIZE 7 ½" (adjustable to 9 ¾") 1) TUBE. Use six-sided prismatic right-angle weave to create the tube: Unit 1, Bottom: Use 5'of thread to string 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E,…