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Beadwork April/May 2020

Get Beadwork digital magazine subscription to find all-new irresistible necklace designs, must-have bracelet patterns, and can't-miss tips. Explore your favorite techniques such as peyote, right-angle weave, herringbone, and more. PLUS be confident every step of the way with fully illustrated step-by-step instructions.

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Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Peak Media Properties, LLC
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7 min
star gazing

USE SEED BEADS, CzechMates diamonds, and GemDuos to stitch up this astral-inspired design. This bracelet and earring set is delicate and bold at the same time, like the night sky. TECHNIQUES Circular peyote stitch variationRight-angle weave variationPicots PROJECT LEVEL MATERIALS 5 g starlight galvanized permanent-finish size 15° seed beads (A)2 g starlight galvanized permanent-finish size 11° seed beads (B)40 purple iris 6.5×4mm 2-hole CzechMates diamonds (C)40 matte metallic flax 8×5mm 2-hole GemDuos (D)1 gold 7×14mm ball-and-socket clasp1 pair of matte gold 20×22mm ear wires with Bali spacer and coilCrystal 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread TOOLS ScissorsSize 11 beading needle FINISHED SIZE Bracelet 7"Earrings 2" 1) COMPONENT 1. Use variations of circular peyote stitch and right-angle weave and picots to form the first component: Round 1: Note: Take care to add the D faceup. Use 3’ of thread to string 3A…

2 min
love story

SEE P. 85 FOR HELPFUL TECHNIQUE INFORMATION. TECHNIQUES KnottingSimple wireworking MATERIALS 1 cream-and-black 10×12mm plastic hexagon2 antiqued copper 8×2mm bead caps1 antiqued copper 8×15mm hook1 antiqued copper 20-gauge 2" head pin4 antiqued copper 6mm cord end caps 8 ½ " of antiqued copper 9×17mm pointed oval chain26" of cream-and-black 5mm cotton fabric–covered cord36" of bronze 1mm leather cord8" of vintage bronze 22-gauge wireJewelry cement TOOLS ScissorsRound-nose pliers2 pairs of chain-or flat-nose pliersWire cutters FINISHED SIZE Adjustable 1. Cut the leather cord into four 9" pieces. Cut the chain so you have one 2 ¼ " (4-link) piece and one 5 3⁄8" (9-link) piece. 2. Cut the cotton cord in half. Fold both cords in half and lay them so that the loops are facing each other. Pass both ends of 1 cord through the loop of the other cord from bottom…

4 min
ginkgo garden

beginner friemdly! USE A VARIATION OF right-angle weave to stitch this pretty band of seed beads, CzechMates diamonds, and Ginko beads. TECHNIQUE Right-angle weave variation PROJECT LEVEL MATERIALS 1 g gold size 15° seed beads (A)1 g bronze size 11° seed beads (B)1 g gold size 11° Demi Round seed beads (C)13 matte metallic goldenrod 6.5×4mm 2-hole CzechMates diamonds (D)24 chalk lazure 7.5mm 2-hole Ginko beads (E)26 matte cream 4mm glass pearl rounds (F)1 gold 12×17mm triangular box claspLight brown size D One-G nylon beading thread TOOLS ScissorsSize 12 beading needle FINISHED SIZE 7 ¼ " 1) BAND. Use a variation of right-angle weave to form the band: Unit 1: Note: Lay the E on your work surface with the points facing down. Take care to string them from bottom to top. Add a stop bead to 5' of thread, leaving an…

4 min
patchwork earrings and pendant

USE SEED BEADS AND CYLINDER BEADS with sparkly fire-polished rounds in geometric herringbone and peyote stitches for earrings that are reminiscent of a patchwork quilt. TECHNIQUES Herringbone stitch Peyote stitch PROJECT LEVEL MATERIALS 0.5 g bronze size 15° Japanese seed beads (A)2 g bronze size 11° Japanese seed beads (B)2 g light beige luster opaque size 11° cylinder beads (C)0.5 g turquoise luster opaque size 11° cylinder beads (D)12 bronze 2mm fire-polished rounds (E)1 pair of stainless steel 20×22mm ear wires with brass ball and coilSmoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread TOOLS ScissorsSize 10 beading needle FINISHED SIZE Earrings: 1 ½ × 2 ¼ "Pendant: 1 ½ " 1) EARRINGS. Use herringbone and peyote stitches to create the earring: Round 1: Use 5' of thread to string 4E, leaving a 4" tail. Pass through the beads again to form a tight…

6 min
around the corner

CREATE THIS GEOMETRIC-themed bracelet by using square stitch and a variety of beads to frame Swarovski crystal rivolis in circular components. TECHNIQUES Square stitchTubular peyote stitch PROJECT LEVEL MATERIALS 3 g matte metallic sapphire blue size 15° seed beads (A)1 g matte metallic silver size 11° seed beads (B)9 g matte oil slick opaque 3mm cubes (C)4 g blue luster opaque 4×2mm 2-hole MiniDuos (D)6 blue satin 4mm pressed-glass round druks (E)5 foil-back Montana 14mm Swarovski crystal rivolis1 antiqued silver 16mm toggle claspSmoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread TOOLS Scissors2.5" medium collapsible-eye flexible needle FINISHED SIZE 7 ½ " 1) LARGE COMPONENTS. Use square stitch and tubular peyote stitch to form the large components: Round 1: Use 4' of thread to string {1C and 1A} fourteen times, leaving a 4" tail. Pass through the beads again to form a circle;…

4 min
diamond mosaic

beginner friendly! TEACUP PRESSED-GLASS BEADS give the geometric, diamond-shaped GemDuos a softer look in this mosaic-inspired bracelet. TECHNIQUE Right-angle weave variation PROJECT LEVEL MATERIALS 0.5 g gold-lustered amethyst size 11° Demi Round seed beads (A)0.5 g gold-lustered hydrangea size 8° Demi Round seed beads (B)56 metallic suede light green 4×2mm Teacup beads (C)28 saturated metallic red pear 4×2mm Teacup beads (D)16 polychrome aqua teal 8×5mm 2-hole GemDuos (E)30 matte metallic silver 8×5mm 2-hole GemDuos (F)1 antiqued silver 12mm toggle claspSmoke 4 lb FireLine braided beading thread TOOLS ScissorsSize 11 beading needle FINISHED SIZE 7" 1) UNIT 1. Use a variation of right-angle weave to form the first unit, working from outside to inside: Note: Work the first pass with relaxed tension, then use tighter tension on the reinforcement rounds. Take care to add the E and F faceup. Outside Round: Note: Place the…