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Jill Wiseman and
the Zen of beading
TRY SOMETHING NEW
Bead origami! p. 50
How to make on-trend
Nordic jewelry p. 61
STRETCH
YOUR
SKILLS!
• Add strength with
a secret core p. 48
• Embellish bezels with
two-hole beads p. 33
• Make a 7-strand braid
with your stash p. 20
and more!
3 apps for designing
kumihimo jewelry
p. 22
YOUR GUIDE
to thread, bead
& needle sizes p. 18
String a sweet
crystal necklace p. 28
PLUS
Embrace
color with
bold CRAW
earrings
p. 23
FEBRUARY 2018 • Issue 143
$5.99
The ancient allure of lapis lazuli p. 64
Pantone 2018 color outlook p. 10
Empowering women in Nepal through beads p. 74
BONUS ONLINE
CONTENT P. 4
FacetJewelry.com/BeadAndButton
february 2018 issue 143
projects
20 Intertwinings: Rockin’
blossoms necklace
by Julia Hecht
23 ON THE COVER
Carousel earrings
by Jacqui Higgins
26 Structural arcade bracelet
33 Irresistible cabs necklace
by Kim K. Leahy
by Puca
28 Sweetheart necklace
48 Double tennis bracelet
by Dana Rudolph
by Jill Wiseman
30 Hearts and vines bangle
50 Xs and Os necklace
by Julia Gerlach
by Salli Rathburn
53 Lyric bracelet
by Regina Payne
56 Crowned empress bracelet
by Theodora Seimeni
61 Technique Workshop:
How to make a Sami-inspired
bracelet
by Katherine Buenger
20
48
23
50
26
28
30
53
56
61
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Editorial
10 Bead Soup
Jill Wiseman
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14 Your Work
18 Handy Dandy Guide:
Pairing beads, needles
& thread
22 Kumi Q&A: Kumihimo
design apps
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Inspiration is
everywhere!
In 2001, Jill Wiseman
discovered beads while at a quilt
Y
FIND THE
BEAD STRAND
Join the fun! Find the
hidden picture of a
bead strand (exactly
like the one at right)
and email me by
March 5 with the page
number the strand is on (put
“Find the Bead Strand” in the
subject line). We’ll pick a name
at random the following week
to win a copy of Jane Danley
Cruz’s book, Ready, Set, Bead!.
Good luck, and happy hunting!
Ready, Set,
Bead!
25
quick & easy
stitching projects
Jane Danley Cruz
show. She went to that show on a whim, having
no idea that her life was about to change. The
ensuing 17 years brought her ups and downs,
and she had to pivot several times. Her path
wasn’t always an easy one, but she has found
success keeping beads — and the joy they bring
her — front and center all along.
I love stories like Jill’s, because they remind
me to keep an open mind, stay positive, make
the most of opportunities, and to not let setbacks deter me from achieving a goal. Jill is an
inspiration in many ways, and she has earned
her place in the hearts of the beading community. You can read more about Jill in our profile
on p. 38. Plus, you’ll find the instructions for
her sparkling “Double tennis bracelet” (one
of her favorite designs!) on p. 48.
For more inspiration, simply keep flipping
through the issue. Learn to make bold CRAW
earrings with the cover project by Jacqui
Higgins (p. 23). Or turn to p. 50 to see how
Salli Rathburn applies origami concepts to
beadwork to create her “Xs and Os” necklace.
For something completely different, try
Katherine Buenger’s Sami-inspired Nordic
bracelets (p. 61) or the seven-strand beaded
braid by Julia Hecht (p. 20). It looks like
kumihimo and the concept is similar, but this
“fill-the-gap” technique is even easier. You’ll
find lots more projects to choose from as you
page through, including lovely necklaces and
bracelets for everyday wear (check out Kim
Leahy’s “Structural arcade bracelet,” p. 26, Dana
Rudolph’s “Sweetheart necklace,” p. 28, and
Regina Payne’s “Lyric bracelet,” p. 53) as well
as more intricate pieces, like Puca’s “Irresistible
cabs necklace,” p. 33 and Theodora Siemeni’s
“Crowned empress bracelet,” p. 56, for an
evening out or to wear for a special occasion.
Thanks for joining us as we embark on a
new year of creativity. Happy beading!
Visit Bead&Button’s website, FacetJewelry.com,
for free projects, videos, blogs, galleries, design
challenges, and more, all updated daily.
Use polymer
clay and resin
to make an adorable sea turtle
pendant by Christi
Friesen
Make this bracelet of interconnected
hearts by Janice Berkebile
VIDEOS TO ENHANCE YOUR LEARNING
How to stitch a netted rope with
Cynthia Rutledge
Learn bead
crochet with
author Candice
Sexton
Editor, Bead&Button
editor@beadandbutton.com
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February 2018
June 3-10, 2018
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BEADING
TRENDS, TIPS,
NEWS, REVIEWS,
PROJECTS,
AND MORE!
What’s Happening >>
Beads on display
From pre-Columbian to polymer beads, the
Mingei International Museum offers a permanent bead collection with an impressive range.
This San Diego, California, museum exhibits
everyday objects found around the world, then
elevates the works to display their unique beauty.
Along with beads, Mingei houses a 3,000-piece
jewelry collection. Can’t make it in person? View
the collection online at mingei.org/collections.
Polymer clay bracelet
by Pier Voulkous
COLOR
OUTLOOK
Did you enjoy incorporating
Tip!
Greenery — the 2017 Pantone
Color of the Year — into your
designs last year? Pantone,
the world-renowned authority
on color, has revealed eight
collections for 2018, including
hues such as Minion Yellow
and Skydiver. Along with these
colors, Pantone has defined
a new class of neutrals.
According to Pantone Color
Institute Executive Director
Leatrice Eiseman, “Metallics
we know are classic, but they
have really moved over into
neutrals.” She also predicts a
continued use of iridescence,
since “the human eye can
absolutely not avoid anything
pearlized or translucent.” Stay
tuned for the 2018 Color of
the Year announcement.
Here’s a great way to determine
how many beads are needed to
bezel a stone. Take a small piece
of masking tape, and wrap it
around your cab until the ends
overlap. Trim the ends with
a craft knife, remove the tape
from the stone, and use that
length as a guide to determining
how many beads you need.
TUCSON BOUND?
Looking for newly discovered stones? Hot jewelry trends? Or more than 200 jewelry-making
classes in one metro area? The annual Tucson Gem & Mineral Shows start at the end of
January with 40+ shows held at dozens of locations around town. During the show, the city
of Tucson turns into a massive marketplace dedicated to gems, jewelry, beads, and minerals.
Keep in mind that some shows cater only to wholesalers, so do your homework and investigate
the shows before you venture to a venue.
Jan. 27–Feb. 3, 2018 / To Bead True Blue / colorsofthestone.com/show.php
Jan. 27–Feb. 3 / Casino Del Sol Gem & Bead Show / agta.org
Feb. 3–7 / Tucson Glass Art & Bead Festival / tucsonglassartshow.com
General info: visittucson.org/events/gem-show; tucsongemshows.net
Can’t make it to Tucson?
• Visit a mineral show in your area, and shop local.
For listings, see mineralevents.com or
rockandmineralshows.com. If you live near central
Florida, visit Tomoka Gem & Mineral Society’s Show;
January 20-21; tomokagms.org.
• Be an armchair visitor by checking updates
on facetjewelry.com.
• Buy the offical guide to browse the shows
vicariously. The 200+ page booklet is available
mid-January at xpopress.com.
• Incorporate a cacti charm into a project, such as this:
10
February 2018
sterling silver
Saguaro cactus,
20 mm, from
artbeads.com
To make a bezel:
On a comfortable length of thread,
pick up a stop bead and an even
number of Delicas until the length
of the strand equals or is slightly
longer than the tape. Now you are
ready to start even-count tubular
peyote! Work several rounds
of Delicas to cover the perimeter
of the cab (how many will depend
on the thickness of the cab), and
then work two rounds with 150
seed beads. Sew to the back, and
work a few more rounds of 150s,
decreasing as necessary.
– Jennifer Gumns, Reno, Nevada
what’s new?
New products
from Puca
Puca’s new Tinos par Puca bead
is a 4 x 10 mm trapezoidal-shaped
bead with two parallel holes.
Cabochons (25 mm and 18 mm)
in an assortment of marbled and
pearl coatings create fabulous focal
points. See a beautiful necklace
using these cabochons on p. 33.
Both of these products are
available at potomacbeads.com
and eclecticabeads.com.
Bead
Reads
Charming
components
Rich colors delight
and dazzle!
A saturated metallic finish is now available
on 2 mm pressed-glass rounds.
GemDuos by Matubo come in a stunning
array of backlit colors, including rainforest, deep
sea, pink mist, tequila, purple haze, and peach.
Look for them at your local bead store.
New from TierraCast are three component
collections called Rhythm, Geometry, and
Renewal. Rhythm components feature
tribal motifs. Geometry components
feature criss-cross and V-shaped
links, dagger charms, and trapezoidand chevron-shaped beads. Renewal
components are inspired by lotus
blossoms and flower petals and include
earring posts, links, beads, and charms,
some of which incorporate Swarovski
flatback crystals. Find them in a variety
of finishes at a bead store near you.
SEED BEAD REVOLUTION
A BAG WORTH A PONY
by Sara Oehler and Kristen Fagan
The Art of the Ojibwe Bandolier Bag
by Marcia G. Anderson
Oehler and Fagan explore new shapes and
sizes of seed beads and how to use them
with Soft Flex beading wire. Their book
describes a variety of different beads used
in the more than 30 easy to intermediate
projects, along with information on
beading wire, findings, tools, and other
supplies used. Instructions and photos
for crimping, basic wirework techniques,
kumihimo, and knotting supply the
beginner beader with all the information
they need to get started. Try out this book
to use seed beads in a variety of new ways.
ISBN: 978-1546522379
softflexcompany.com
Learn the history behind the
Ojibwe Bandolier Bag and
the people that created them.
Hundreds of historical photos
help explain the motifs, structure, color, and traditions of the
bags. Anderson provides the
complete story behind these
bags from the past to the present
and the artists that created
them. Be sure to check out this
beautiful historical book!
Minnesota Historical Society Press
ISBN: 978-1-68134-029-6
mnhspress.org
FacetJewelry.com/BeadAndButton
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bead soup
Panic Button
Q All the new bead shapes
intrigue me!, I’d love to play around
with them, but my bead budget is limited.
How can I get started?
Piggy beads worked well
for my “Bells of Ireland
necklace,” which is made
with a spiral rope technique.
A
You’re right! We are seeing a cascade of new bead
shapes like never before in history. Here are a two
ways to have fun exploring them:
PLAYTIME METHOD
1) Determine two favorite colors. Try to select two that
contrast, such as purple and yellow.
2) With your budget in mind, select just a few shapes that
appeal to you. Buy a small quantity of these in your favorite
colors. Consider whether the holes go through the face of
the bead or through the side. You may wish to get beads that
are one or the other so they will work together. For example,
CzechMates QuadraTiles and two-hole triangles have holes
through the face while Arcos, Tinos, and Minos all have holes
through the side.
3) Gather a few seed beads in sizes 150, 110, and 80. I suggest
using bronze, jet, or silver, since they work with most color palettes, or a color that you feel works with your favorite colors.
4) Now the fun begins! Give yourself a bit of quiet time, or sit
with a friend and play with the beads. Think of these beads
as elements of a puzzle, and on a small tray, box lid, or other
work surface, assemble them to make a larger composite
shape. Have tweezers or an awl handy to move them around
easily. The new shape can be regular, such as a triangle,
square, rectangle, or circle. It may be an irregular shape or
a linear design. Or your new shape may resemble something
familiar, like a fan, or a design with radiating or horizontal and
vertical lines. Maybe this shape will become an earring, or
a unit for a bracelet. For now, don’t worry about connecting
them — save that challenge for later. Keep your camera or cell
phone handy to record the shapes as you assemble them.
5) When you have a design you like or that you think might
work, begin to contemplate how you will connect the beads.
You may need to fill spaces between them with seed beads,
and you may need to go back through some beads a few
times. With trial and error and a little persistence, you can
find a thread path that connects the beads. Often, a version
of right-angle weave or single-needle ladder will work.
photo a
TIME-TESTED METHOD
1) Use a simple, tried-and-true technique for assembling the
beads such as the spiral rope (photo a), netting, or herringbone. Embroidery might also give you interesting results.
2) As you work, think about how other things are connected:
a door swings on a hinge; garment pieces are joined with
seams; a fan rotates on a center pivot; metal pieces are
riveted (photo b). These real-world examples may inspire
you to try a stitch or technique — for instance, tree branches
may suggest branched fringe.
3) As you work, remember the words of American inventor
Thomas Edison: “Genius is one percent inspiration, ninetynine percent perspiration.”
Diane Fitzgerald (dianefitzgerald.com) has authored more than 100
magazine articles on beads and beading. If you have a question you’d
like Diane to answer, send it to us at editor@beadandbutton.com,
and put “Panic button” in the subject line. You may see your question
in print!
In my “Riveting diamond
links” bracelet, I used 150
seed beads as ‘rivets’ to connect CzechMates QuadraTiles
into layered components.
photo b
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February 2018
Create a loom
pendant using
a new technique by Cindy
Kinerson
Cheryl Giffen
HARVEST MOON challenge winner •
“Falling Leaves” • Soutache with copper
LunaSoft cab and clasp of interlocking leaves.
Patricia Parker
HARVEST MOON challenge winner • “Daisy Days” •
A herringbone stitch rope sets the stage for a peyote
stitch daisy and fringe that forms amaranth and berries.
Design challenge
winners
Bridgette L. Rallo
Rosemary
Holland
A DAY AT THE BEACH challenge
winner • “Storm Tossed Bracelet” •
Metal clay, Argentium sterling silver
jump rings, and a sterling silver box
clasp with Swarovski crystal.
A DAY AT THE BEACH
challenge winner •
“Turtle Sea Collar” •
Bead embroidery featuring cabochons, seed
beads, gemstones, and
a patina-green turtle.
Join us >>
We invite you to participate in our monthly design challenge! Create or share an original design
that fits the monthly theme. If your piece is chosen as a winner, it may be featured here in the
magazine as well as on our website, FacetJewelry.com.
WATCH
FOR IT!
Coming in
the next
issue
Stitch a stunning
Tinos bead
necklace by Puca
Get ready for spring
with a playful bangle
bracelet by Alma
Greenwood
January, 2018: The Wonderful World of White
What is winter like where you are? Do you see sprinkles of snowflakes or a field of pale petals?
We want to see how the many different shades of white inspire your jewelry making. Be sure
to bring in the adjacent colors: silver, clear, and shades of gray. Just think of all the supplies just
waiting to be used: crystals, opals, or porcelain. The blank (white) canvas is yours to interpret!
February, 2018: Pretty in Pink
Take some red, add a little white, and what do you have? Pink is the color of hearts, and flowers,
and declarations of love. But it’s also the color of piglets, cotton candy, and flamingos. How
can you use the color pink in your jewelry making this month? Whether your pink is an accent
or a focal color, don’t limit yourself to a “princess” shade of pink: Crimson, champagne, magenta,
coral, orchid, lavender, salmon, violet, and plain old RED are all acceptable!
AND
MORE!
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your work
Creativ
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Purple Passage Pendant
The Wayward Heart
I love to play with new bead shapes when
they come out, and Arcos par Puca beads
are some of my new favorites. They offer so
many possibilities for designing. I created
this to wear for the 2017 Bead&Button
Show highlighting my favorite color, purple.
Connie Whittaker
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
cwhittaker@beadandbutton.com
This bead embroidery and beadweaving bracelet was such a work
of love. As someone who travels and teaches, I come up with new
designs that are marketable and teachable on a regular basis. Every
once in a while I have the time to bead something fanciful with little
concern of whether it can be replicated or taught. Some years ago
I found an iron-on patch of a winged heart. That was the inspiration
for the shape of the bracelet. I confess, I didn’t know if the shape
would translate into a wearable bracelet until the beading was
complete. I wrapped it around my arm and gasped. Not only does
it work, it is comfortable to wear even though it is substantial. It
makes me feel like Wonder Woman when I wear it! I used a combination of seed beads, vintage cup chain, Swarovski crystals, pearls,
a rivoli, and metallic leather for this piece. Although it looks like
bead embroidery it is primarily bead weaving.
Nikia Angel
Albuquerque, New Mexico
nikia.etsy.com
February 2018
vity
Looking Into
the Minds of
Twisted Sisters
This is the first collaboration
between my sister (Karen Kubby)
and me. It was our submission for
the 2016 Toho Challenge. We had
talked about working together
for many years and the Challenge
finally pushed us over the edge.
Living 1500 miles apart (I live in
Arizona, while she’s in Iowa) added
another layer to the challenge! We
knew we wanted to combine my
love of three-dimensional geometric sculptures with her skills in
softer, more flexible structures
(CRAW handles, twisted fringe).
We developed the concept,
mailed beads and components
back and forth, and then actually got together to fit the pieces
together and do the final assembly. Our piece incorporates peyote
stitch, CRAW, herringbone, and
twisted fringe.
Laurel Kubby
Phoenix, Arizona
beadologyiowa.com
Kathleen Marie
I’ve always been a creative person,
whether it’s drawing, woodwork, or
ceramics. But my passion is designing beautiful jewelry. This was the first
necklace I made when I challenged
myself with cubic right-angle weave,
and fell in love with it. My piece is
made with 110 seed beads and gold
pearls, and finished off with a matching
beaded toggle. I love how much you
can do with CRAW!
Kathleen Devine
Morrisville, Pennsylvania
kddesignsbykdevine.etsy.com
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handy dandy guide
Pairing beads,
needles & thread
Selecting the right thread and needles for your project
will help you achieve beading success.
by Julia Gerlach
d
oes this sound familiar? While you’re working on a project that
involves layers of embellishment, you notice that the beads in a
previous layer are starting to fill with thread and it’s getting difficult to get
the needle through them. You just have a bit more to do, though, so you
persevere, force your needle through, and ultimately break a bead! Then
you have to decide — live with the broken beads or take apart the beadwork
to the point where the break occurred and re-do it? Either way, you’ll likely
end up frustrated and unhappy.
Or maybe you are using larger seed beads, grab some thread you got on
sale years ago, and get your needle ready. As you stitch, you find the needle
keeps slipping off the thread. Turns out, the inexpensive thread you bought
is too thin for the needle. What’s more, once finished (after rethreading
your needle about 100 times!), the beadwork feels flimsy and loose.
How irritating and dissatisfying!
As these scenarios suggest, success in bead stitching often boils down
to finding the right combination of needles, thread, and beads. Thankfully,
we have lots of options that will produce good results. The following charts
will help you make appropriate choices. The differences between one
thread and another may seem miniscule, but when you consider that every
pass of the needle requires room for the needle, two thicknesses of thread,
and whatever other thread is already inside the beads, even these very
small distinctions can make a big difference in whether your needle slides
through a bead with ease or has to be coaxed through with pliers.
Size up your
beads, needles,
and threads to
solve your beading
frustrations!
Beads
BEADS
DIAMETER
HOLE SIZE
60 seed beads
3.3–4 mm
1.1–1.7 mm
80 seed beads
2.5 –3.1 mm
0.9–1.2 mm
80 cylinder beads
3 mm
1.5 mm
100 cylinder beads
2.2 mm
1 mm
110 cylinder beads
1.6 x 1.3 mm
0.8 mm
110 seed beads
1.8–2.2 mm
0.64–1 mm
150 cylinder beads
1.3 mm
0.65 mm
150 seed beads
1.5 mm
0.4 mm
130 Charlottes
1.7 mm
0.4 mm
note If you are using mixed bead sizes, opt for the
needle and thread that works best with the smallest
beads you are using to prevent breakage.
The long and short of it is that though it is fine to have favorites and
preferences, you will do well to keep several sizes of needles as well as
a few types of thread on hand. That way, if you find your usual needle
and/or thread is proving too large to get through a tight spot or too small
to provide adequate support, you’ll have other options at your fingertips
for achieving satisfying results. B&B
Needles
BEADING NEEDLES
DIAMETER
#10
0.44–0.53 mm
#11
0.38–0.43 mm
#12
0.33–0.38 mm
#13
0.3 mm
#15
0.25 mm
PAIR WITH
#10 needle, 0.18 mm or thicker thread
#11 or #12 needle, 0.14–0.16 mm thread
#13 or #15 needle, 0.14 mm or thinner thread
Threads
COMMON THREADS
DIAMETER
Fireline 4 lb. test
0.14 mm
Fireline 6 lb. test
0.16 mm
Fireline 8 lb. test
0.18 mm
Fireline 10 lb. test
0.2 mm
Fireline 20 lb. test
0.3 mm
KO thread
0.15 mm
nymo OO
0.08 mm
nymo O
0.1 mm
nymo B
0.12 mm
nymo D
0.14 mm
nymo F
0.16 mm
One-G
0.2 mm
Power Pro 8 lb. test
0.11 mm
Power Pro 10 lb. test
0.12 mm
Power Pro 20 lb. test
0.18 mm
Power Pro 30 lb. test
0.3 mm
Silamide
0.14 mm
SuperLon AA
0.12 mm
SuperLon D
0.18 mm
WildFire .006 in.
.15 mm
WildFire .008 in.
.20 mm
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Rockin’ blossoms
necklace
While it’s not traditional kumihimo,
this seven-strand braid can be
done on the common foam disk
and is quick and easy to learn. The
result? A gorgeous, textural necklace that is flexible and adaptable.
designed by Julia Hecht
1) Cut seven strands of cord three
times the desired length of the
finished necklace.
2) Gather the cords, and tie them
together at one end with an overhand knot. Guide the knot down
through the hole in the disk, and
arrange the cords to look like
figure 1. Note the empty slot
at the south-east position.
3) String each strand with the
following beads: Five color A 110
Demi beads, five color B 110 Demi
beads, five 80 Demi beads, five 80
seed beads, five 3 mm fire-polished
beads, three color C 3 mm rondelles, five color D 3 mm rondelles,
five O-beads, three 60 seed beads,
three SuperUnos, and five lentil
beads. After stringing each strand,
wind the end onto a bobbin so
there is about 6 in. (15 cm) between
the disk and the bobbin. Attach the
counterweight to the knot.
4) Without including any beads,
braid as follows for about ¾ in.
(1.9 cm): Move the top cord to the
empty slot (figure 2). The empty
slot is now in the top (north) position. Rotate the disk clockwise
(figure 3) to get back to the starting configuration (with the empty
slot in the south-east position).
5) Continue braiding as in step 4,
but slide a bead up to the point of
braiding with each movement.
6) When all the beads have been
worked into the braid, return the
disk to the starting position, and
then string the cords as shown in
figure 4. Continue braiding as
before, moving one bead into place
with each move.
7) When all the focal beads have
been worked into the braid, return
the disk to the starting position,
and string each cord with the same
beads as in step 3, but in reverse
order (five lentils, three SuperUnos,
three 60s, five O-beads, five D rondelles, three C rondelles, five firepolished beads, five 80 seed beads,
five 80 Demis, five B 110 Demis,
and five A 110 Demis. Resume
braiding as before. When all the
beads have been worked into the
braid, continue braiding without
beads for about ¾ in. (1.9 cm).
8) Cut a 6-in. (15 cm) piece of cord,
wrap it tightly around the unbeaded
end of the braid several times, just
below the point of braiding, and tie
a square knot. Repeat to bind the
other unbeaded braid end. Remove
the braid from the disk, and trim
each end so the unbeaded portion
will fit within a bead cap. If you
have a cord burner, use it to trim
and seal each end of the braid.
9) Mix a small amount of two-part
epoxy according to the manufacturer’s instructions, and fill a bead
cap about half full. Spread a small
amount of epoxy on one end of the
braid, and slide it into the end cap.
Repeat at the other end. Allow the
glue to cure for 24 hours. For each
end, open a jump ring, and attach
half of the clasp.
Julia Hecht
poppybeads.com,
poppyfieldbeadco@
gmail.com
11 flower
buttons
10 dagger
beads
10 leaf
beads
10 60
seed
beads
10 dagger
beads
10 4 mm
fire-polished
beads
FIGURE 2
10 mushroom
beads
FIGURE 4
FIGURE 1
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FIGURE 3
Kits for this necklace are available in a variety of
colorways at webstore.poppybeads.com.
DIFFICULTY
materials
blue/copper necklace 19 in. (48 cm)
Use your stash!
This is a great project to use leftover beads and it’s easy to make substitutions. For instance, instead of 110 Demi beads, you could use half the
quantity of regular 110 seed beads. Or use 4 mm rounds instead of 60 seed
beads. In the necklace below, we used metal flower buttons instead of glass
flower buttons and substituted spiky buttons for the glass leaf beads.
Keep in mind that braiding spaces beads out more than stringing does,
so the overall length of the strung beads for each side of the
necklace was about 23 ⁄4 in. (7 cm), which equates
to about 8 in. (20 cm) of beaded braid.
Kumi
Q&A
>>
• beads for focal section
- 11 12 mm glass flower buttons
(cobalt copper)
- 10 12 x 7 mm top-drilled leaf beads
(opaque light blue)
- 20 10 x 3 mm dagger beads (matte
metallic copper)
- 10 6 mm mini mushroom beads (light
amethyst copper rainbow)
- 10 4 mm fire-polished beads (copper
light milky pink)
- 10 60 seed beads (Matubo, crystal
bronze fire)
• beads for rope
- 70 6 mm one-hole lentil beads
(chrome blue)
- 42 5 x 2.5 mm SuperUno beads (blue)
- 42 60 seed beads (Matubo, crystal
bronze fire)
- 70 3.8 mm O-beads (matte copper)
- 42 3 mm smooth Czech rondelles,
color C (bright copper)
- 70 3 mm smooth Czech rondelles,
color D (metallic suede blue)
- 70 3 mm fire-polished beads (cornflower)
- 5 g 80 seed beads (Miyuki 319,
amethyst gold-luster)
- 2 g 80 Demi beads (Toho 205, dark
amethyst gold-luster)
- 2 g 110 Demi beads, color A (Toho 88,
metallic cosmos)
- 2 g 110 Demi beads, color B (Toho 504,
higher metallic iris violet)
• 2 4 mm revolving end caps with jump rings
• 1 toggle clasp
• S-Lon cord, tex 135 (blue)
• kumihimo disk, 7 plastic bobbins, 2-part
epoxy adhesive, 20 g counterweight
• cord burner (optional)
basics, p. 66
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• overhand knot
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intertwinings
Kumi
Q&A
Design your own patterns
Q I would like to design my own kumihimo
jewelry but don’t know where to start. Are there any
apps or programs that will help?
What a great question! Kumihimo (kongoh gumi) is pretty easy to do;
but because of the way the cords exchange places as well as the spiraling nature of the braid, it’s hard to visualize how the beads will fall into place
to create a pattern. There are a few programs that can help you design your
own patterns and with careful study you will begin to understand how the
bead stringing order creates the final beaded pattern.
A
CRAFT DESIGN ONLINE
A free and handy website, craftdesignonline.com gives you the ability
to design your own braid patterns. With more than 25 patterns already
available, the site allows users to customize the patterns with colors of
their own choosing. Instructions for each braid structure are given for
both the disk and the marudai. This site will not, however, create designs
for beaded kumihimo (unless each cord uses beads of only one color)
because the software allows only a single color per cord position.
KUMIHIMO BEAD DESIGNER
This app is great for designing your
own 2-drop kongoh patterns with 8,
12, or 16 cords or you can make a
7-strand braid. When you create a
new pattern, you choose how many
cords you want the pattern to use
and how many beads will be on each
cord. The app then reproduces a
virtual rope that you can rotate with
a touch of the finger. An interactive
palette allows you to fill each bead
with your chosen color. When your pattern is complete, another touch
of a button produces the stringing pattern for each cord. The program
is very easy to learn. Available in the Apple app store and Google Play.
BEADED KONGO GUMI (BKG) PATTERN MAKER
For PC users, the BKG Pattern Maker is an Excel add-in that also
allows you to create beaded kumihimo designs, bead by bead. Users
see a flat representation of the 2-drop kongoh braid (braid chart) and
the accompanying bead loading chart, both on the same screen. The
design can be created on the braid chart or the bead loading chart,
which also includes a measurement indicator so you
know how long your piece
will be. BKG is available
at pacificpatina.com.
Check the tech specs,
though — if your operating system is relatively
new, this program may
not be compatible. B&B
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COVER STORY
CAROUSEL
EARRINGS
designed by Jacqui Higgins
DIFFICULTY
cubic right-angle weave
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materials
pink/green/gold earrings
11 ⁄16 x 17 ⁄16 in. (2.7 x 3.7 cm)
• 2 12 x 16 mm pear-shaped
drop beads (opaque
turquoise Picasso)
• 8 6 mm spiky button beads
(crystal copper rainbow)
• 2 4 mm bicone crystals
(Swarovski, crystal metallic
sunshine)
• 110 seed beads
- 4 g color A (Miyuki 4202F,
Duracoat galvanized matte
gold)
- 2 g color B (Miyuki 4217F,
Duracoat galvanized matte
seafoam)
- 2 g color C (Miyuki 4210F,
Duracoat galvanized matte
hot pink)
- 2 g color D (131-01770,
Unions vintage copper)
• 1 g 150 seed beads (Toho
•
•
•
•
•
PF557, galvanized starlight)
1 pair of earring findings
2 5–6 mm jump rings
Fireline, 6 lb. test
beading needles, #11 or #12
2 pairs of chainnose, bentnose, and/or flatnose pliers
Find info for the alternate
colorways at
FacetJewelry.com/
resourceguide
basics, p. 66
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• cubic right-angle weave
• ending and adding thread
• opening and closing
jump rings
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a
b
c
f
d
d
b
e
a
c e
c
a
b
FIGURE 1
FIGURE 2
Create the look you want, from fun and
colorful to stylish and elegant, with these
versatile CRAW earrings.
BASE
1) On 3 yd. (2.7 m) of thread,
and leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail,
use color A 110 seed beads to work
a cubic right-angle weave (CRAW)
strip that is five units long.
2) Work a CRAW unit off one
side of the last CRAW unit to form
a point unit (photo a). Continue
to work in CRAW off the point
unit to add 15 more CRAW units
(photo b).
3) Using As, work a joining unit
to connect the last unit to the first,
making sure the CRAW strip is not
twisted (photo c), for a total of 22
CRAW units.
4) Sew through the beadwork to
exit the second inside-edge A from
the point unit (figure 1, point a)
(only top face of the CRAW shape
is shown in the figure for clarity).
Pick up a pear-shaped drop bead,
and sew through the corresponding
A on the opposite inside edge (a–b).
Sew back through the drop and
the A your thread exited at the start
of this step (b–c), and retrace the
thread path (not shown in the
figure for clarity). The drop will
sit flush with this surface of the
beadwork, which will be the back
of the earring.
5) Pick up a color B 110 seed
bead, and sew through the next
inside-edge A on this face of the
beadwork (c–d). Repeat this stitch
20 times around the inside edge
(d–e). Sew through the beadwork
to the inside edge on the opposite
face, flip the beadwork to the
other side, and repeat the stitch to
add Bs around the inside edge as
before. Sew through the beadwork
to exit an A on the outside edge
(figure 2, point a).
6) Pick up a color C 110 seed bead,
and sew through the next outsideedge A (a–b). Repeat this stitch
22 times around the outside edge
(b–c), and sew through the beadwork to exit the C at the top of the
point unit (c–d).
7) Pick up a color D 110 seed bead,
a 150 seed bead, and a D, and sew
through the next C, A, and C (d–e).
12 x 16 mm pearshaped drop bead
110 seed bead, color A
110 seed bead, color B
110 seed bead, color C
110 seed bead, color D
150 seed bead
Repeat this stitch 11 times to complete the round, sewing through just
the C at the top of the point unit to
complete the last stitch (e–f).
8) Sew through the beadwork
to the outside edge on the opposite
surface, and flip the beadwork
to the other side. Repeat steps 6–7
to embellish this side.
9) Flip your beadwork to the front
of the earring, and sew through the
beadwork to exit the front C at the
top of the point unit.
d
e
f
g
Make it
a
pendant
One of these fabulous earrings
would also make a great matching
pendant. Just add more seed beads
to the loops at the top of the earring
to accommodate a chain or ribbon.
h
j
EMBELLISHMENT
1) Pick up a B, a spiky button
bead, a B, a spiky button, and
a B, and sew through the B at the
bottom of the point unit to form
a loop (photo d). Pick up a B, a
spiky button, a B, a spiky button,
and a B, and sew through the C
your thread exited at the start
of this step to form another loop
(photo e). Continue through the
first five beads added, the B at the
bottom of the point unit, and the
next four beads to exit the last spiky
button added. Pick up a C, and
sew through the first spiky button,
B, and following spiky button
(photo f).
i
k
2) Pick up a 4 mm bicone crystal,
and sew through the corresponding
spiky button in the other loop
(photo g). Sew back through
the bicone, the spiky button your
thread exited at the start of this
step, and the next B in the loop
sewing toward the inside edge.
3) Pick up a B, a C, and a B, and
sew through the corresponding B,
spiky button, and B on the other
loop to form a picot (photo h).
Pick up a B, a C, and a B, and sew
through the corresponding B on
the other loop and the next spiky
button (photo i). Sew through the
beadwork directly below the spiky
button to the back of the beadwork,
m
l
flip the beadwork, and exit a D adjacent to the top C at the back of the
point unit, with your needle pointing toward the top C (photo j).
EARRING LOOP
1) Pick up a D, a 150, a D, a 150, a
D, a 150, and a D, and sew through
the corresponding D in the picot on
the front of the earring (photo k).
Sew back through the seven beads
just added and the D your thread
exited at the start of this step, going
in the same direction. Sew through
the next C and D (photo l).
2) Add another loop as in step 1,
but after sewing through the D
your thread exited at the start
of this step, sew back through the
first D, 150, D, and 150 in this loop
to exit the center 150 (photo m).
Connect the loops by sewing
through the center 150 in the other
loop, and the 150 your thread exited
on the first loop. End the thread.
3) Open a 6 mm jump ring, and
attach it to the loop of an ear wire
and the two loops at the top of
the earring.
4) Make a second earring. B&B
Jacqui Higgins
dreaminbeads@
gmail.com
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STRUCTURAL
ARCADE
BRACELET
designed by Kim K. Leahy
DIFFICULTY
bead weaving
Build columns of arches
and tiles, and add delicate
counter points with netted
seeds and rondelles for
a contemporary classic.
1
How to pick up the Arcos beads: With the holes
running horizontally, sew through the top or bottom
hole, entering from the inside edge (IE) or the outside
edge (OE) as directed. The center holes will not be used.
How to pick up the tile beads: With the holes running
horizontally, sew through the top hole (TH) or bottom
hole (BH) as directed.
COLUMN COMPONENT
1) On 2 ft. (61 cm) of thread, attach a stop bead, leaving
a 6-in. (15 cm) tail. Pick up an Arcos (bottom, IE),
a 150 seed bead, a Demi bead, a tile (BH), a Demi, a 150,
an Arcos (bottom, OE), a 150, a Demi, a 4 mm pearl,
a Demi, and a 150, and sew through the open hole of the
second Arcos (top, IE) (figure 1).
2) Pick up a 150 and a Demi, and sew through the open
hole of the tile added in the previous step (figure 2,
a–b). Pick up a Demi and a 150, and sew through the
open hole of the first Arcos (b–c). Pick up a 150, a Demi,
a pearl, a Demi, and a 150, and sew through the other
hole of the same Arcos (c–d). Sew through the next 150
and Demi (d–e). Pick up two 150s, a 2 x 3 mm rondelle,
and two 150s, and sew through the next Demi, 150,
Arcos, 150 and Demi (e–f). Remove the stop bead,
and end the threads.
3) Repeat steps 1–2 for a total of 14 components.
note
If desired, make more or fewer
components to alter the length. Keep
in mind that one component is about
3 ⁄ 8 in. (1 cm), and the chain allows for
11 ⁄4 in. (3.2 cm) of adjustment.
FIGURE 1
c
a
b
d
e
f
FIGURE 2
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2
CONNECTING COMPONENTS
1) Add a comfortable length of thread to one
of the completed components, exiting a 150
at figure 3, point a. Place a second component
above the first with rondelles pointing upward.
Pick up a Demi, a rondelle, and a Demi, and sew
through the corresponding 150 on the second
component (a–b). Sew through the next Arcos,
150, and Demi (b–c).
2) Pick up two 150s, and sew through the
rondelle on the first component (c–d). Pick
up two 150s, and sew through the next Demi,
150, Arcos, and 150 on the second component
(d–e). Pick up a Demi, a rondelle, and a Demi,
and sew through the corresponding 150 on the
first component (e–f). Continue through the
beadwork as shown to exit a Demi on the newlyadded component (f–g).
3) Work as in steps 1–2 until all 14 column
components are connected. After adding the
last component, sew through the next 150,
Arcos (top, IE), 150, Demi, two 150s, and rondelle (figure 4, a–b).
3
FINISHING
1) Pick up two 150s, one end of the chain, and two 150s, and sew through the
rondelle again (b–c). Work a figure-8 thread path through the end 150s, tile,
and the clasp connection, and exit the 150 after the first Arcos (c–d).
2) Reinforce the edge thread paths by sewing through the next Demi, pearl,
Demi, and 150 (d–e) and then continue through the next Demi, rondelle, Demi,
and 150 (e–f). Repeat these stitches for the remainder of this edge (f–g).
3) Sew through the next Demi, pearl, Demi, 150, Arcos, 150, and Demi (g–h).
Pick up two 150s, the lobster claw clasp, and two 150s, and sew through the
following Demi (h–i).
4) Sew through the beadwork as shown to reinforce the clasp connection (i–j).
5) Reinforce this edge as in step 2 (j–k). End the thread.
6) Using a square knot, tie a 1-ft. (30 cm) piece of thread to the end chain
link, leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail. Pick up a Demi, a pearl, a Demi, a rondelle,
and a 150, skip the 150, and sew back through the rondelle, Demi, pearl, Demi,
and the end chain link (l–m). Retrace the thread path several times, and end
the threads. B&B
Kim Leahy
estherbeadwork.com
squareup.com/market/esther-beadwork
kimleahy@estherbeadwork.com
g
material
bracelet 61 ⁄2 –73 ⁄4 in.
(16.5–20 cm)
b
c
l
e
d
m
a
f
b
k
FIGURE 3
c
a
d
e
5 x 10 mm Arcos bead
f
6 mm CzechMates tile
4 mm glass pearl
3 mm faceted rondelle
110 Demi bead
- top view
j
150 seed bead
g
i
h
• 28 5 x 10 mm Arcos par
Puca beads, matte light
gold
• 14 6 mm CzechMates
two-hole tile beads
(bronze Picasso turquoise)
• 29 4 mm glass pearls
(antique gold)
• 41 2 x 3 mm faceted
glass rondelles (metallic
green iris)
• 2 g 110 Demi beads
(Toho 706, teal iris matte)
• 2 g 150 seed beads (Toho
221, bronze)
• 1 lobster claw clasp
• 11⁄4 in. (3.2 cm) chain
(antique gold plated)
• Fireline, 6 lb. test
• beading needle, #11
or #12
basics, p. 66
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•
•
•
•
stop bead
ending and adding thread
overhand knot
square knot
FIGURE 4
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SWEETHEART
NECKLACE
designed by Dana Rudolph
DIFFICULTY
stringing
materials
gold necklace 18 in. (46 cm)
• 1 18 x 14 mm baroque mirror
crystal (Swarovski 4142,
golden shadow)
• 1 18 x 14 mm baroque mirror
setting (Swarovski 4142s, gold
finish)
• 1 10 mm baroque bead
(Swarovski 5058, golden
shadow)
• 1 8 mm Greek cross fancy
stone (Swarovski 4784, crystal)
• 1 8 mm Greek cross setting,
(Swarovski 4784s, gold finish)
• Swarovski crystal pearls
- 4 6 mm (cream)
- 98 4 mm (bronze)
- 4 3 mm (bronze)
• 8 5 mm crystal rondelle
spacers (gold plated, crystal
clear)
• 1 g 110 seed beads (Toho
PF557, permanent finish
galvanized starlight)
• 1 g 150 seed beads (Toho
PF557, permanent finish
galvanized starlight)
• 1 clasp (Elegant Elements)
• Fireline, 10 lb. test, crystal
• One G nylon thread
• beading needle, #11
• chainnose pliers or prong
pusher
Kits are available at
mybeadgallery.com
basics, p. 66
FacetJewelry.com/basics
• stop bead
• square knot
• ending and adding thread
note
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Use One G
thread for the dangle,
since it provides more
flexibility than Fireline.
Pair pearls with rondelles, and attach a trio of
unique crystals for an endearing combination.
attach a stop bead, leaving a 6-in.
(15 cm) tail. Pick up 36 4 mm
pearls, a rondelle, a 6 mm pearl,
a rondelle, nine 4 mm pearls,
a rondelle, a 6 mm pearl, a rondelle,
four 4 mm pearls, a 3 mm pearl,
and an 110 seed bead.
2) Sew down through a hole in the
18 x 14 mm baroque mirror setting,
and then sew up through the adjacent
hole (photo a). Retrace the path
through both holes two–three times
due to the setting’s sharp edges.
3) To make the second half
of the necklace, pick up the beads
from step 1 in reverse order.
4) Pick up three 110s, one half
of the clasp (photo b), and two
110s. Skipping the first 110, sew
through the clasp connection
a few times to reinforce. Sew back
through the first 110 just added and
the last few pearls in the strand,
and end the thread.
5) Remove the stop bead, and
repeat step 4 to attach the other half
of the clasp. End the thread.
6) Make the dangle: On 2 ft.
(61 cm) of One G thread, sew
through one of the bottom holes
of the mirror setting, leaving a 6-in.
(15 cm) tail. Sew through the adja-
cent open hole in the setting,
and then retrace the thread path
through both holes several times.
Tie the ends with a square knot,
and pull the knot into the setting.
Exit through the adjacent hole.
7) Pick up a 150 seed bead, a 3 mm
pearl, an 110, two side holes in the
8 mm Greek cross setting, four 150s,
an 110, the 10 mm baroque bead,
and a 150 (photo c). Sew back
through the 10 mm bead and the
110. Pick up four 150s, and sew
through the two open holes of
the cross setting. Pick up an 110,
a 3 mm pearl, and a 150, and
sew through the adjacent hole
in mirror setting to reach the
tail. Tie a square knot, and end
the threads.
8) Place the 18 x 14 mm baroque
mirror crystal in its setting. With
pliers or a prong pusher, press
down on one of the prongs to
secure the stone, and then press
down on the opposite corner prong.
Repeat with the remaining prongs.
Repeat this step with the 8 mm
Greek cross fancy stone to secure it
in its setting. B&B
Dana Rudolph
mybeadgallery.
com, mybead
gallery@gmail.com
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HEARTS
AND VINES
BANGLE
by Julia Gerlach
DIFFICULTY
loomwork
materials
bangle 23 ⁄4 in. (7 cm) diameter
• 110 cylinder beads (Miyuki
Delica)
- 2 g color A (DB0042,
silver-lined gold)
- 1 g color B (DB0214,
opaque red luster)
- 6 g color C (DB0762, matte
opaque dark cream)
- 1 g color D (DB2123,
opaque fennel)
- 1 g color E (DB0131,
opaque dark olive luster)
- 1 g color F (DB0263,
opaque cactus luster)
• 1 2¾-in. (7 cm) channel
bangle, 1-in. (2.5 cm) wide
(Nunn Design, antique gold;
limabeads.com)
• beading needles, #11
• Fireline, 6 lb. test, or nylon
beading thread, size D
• bead loom
basics
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• loomwork: warping the loom,
weaving the pattern, finishing
• square stitch
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Wear your heart on your sleeve this February with a loomwoven band
wrapped around a metal bangle.
1) Set up your loom with 17 warp threads.
2) Tie one end of a comfortable length of thread to
the far-left warp thread (or far-right if you are lefthanded). This is your weft thread.
3) Pick up all the 110 cylinder beads for the first row
of the pattern (starting at the top left-hand corner):
one A, five Cs, two Es, seven Cs, and one A. Guide
the beads under the warp threads. With your nondominant hand, nestle the beads between the warp
threads so one beads sits between each pair of
threads. Guide the weft thread around the outside
of the far-right warp thread (far-left if you are lefthanded), and then sew back through all the beads
in the row, making sure your needle goes over the
warp threads as it passes through the row, essentially
making a “thread sandwich” within the beads.
4) Repeat step 3 to work the remaining rows of
the pattern. End and add thread as needed.
5) When the pattern is complete, end any remaining
tails from the weft threads, except the working thread
you ended with. Cut the warp threads, leaving them
at least 4 in. (10 cm) long so you will have enough
length to work with as you finish them.
6) Attach a needle to any warp thread, skip over the
end weft thread, and sewing between the two adjacent
columns of beads, guide your needle between the
weft threads of the next several rows, creating another
“thread sandwich,” this time sewing between layers of
thread and running vertically instead of horizontally
through the work. Trim the thread. Repeat this step
for all the remaining warp threads on both ends.
7) Wrap the beadwork around the channel bangle.
Using the remaining working weft thread and following a square stitch thread path without adding any
beads, join the ends into a continuous band. End
the thread. B&B
110 cylinder beads
color A
color B
color C
color D
color E
color F
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Ending and adding thread
When your thread gets short, complete the row you are working on, and then sew
through all the beads of the previous row and about half of the beads in the one
prior to that. Trim the thread.
To add a new thread, sew through the last two rows, going slowly to make sure
the tail remains trapped in the beadwork. Be sure your thread exits on the correct
side of the loom, and then resume weaving.
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DIFFICULTY
tubular peyote / bead weaving
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Highlight beautiful marbled cabochons with embellished bezels
for a stunning necklace with a timeless, elegant look.
materials
teal necklace 171 ⁄2 in.
(44.5 cm)
• 1 25 mm Cabochon par Puca
(opaque aqua bronze)
• 2 18 mm Cabochons par
Puca (opaque aqua bronze)
• 75 5 x 10 mm Arcos par Puca
beads (light gold matte)
• 19 6 mm Super Kheops par
Puca beads (light gold matte)
• 3 mm fire-polished beads
- 19 color A (pastel petrol)
- 12 color B (matte
metallic flax)
• 2 80 seed bead (Miyuki
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4202F, Duracoat galvanized
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3 g 110 seed beads (Toho
PF557, galvanized starlight)
150 seed beads
- 1 g color C (Toho 221,
bronze)
- 2 g color D (Toho PF557,
galvanized starlight)
2 g 100 cylinder beads
(Miyuki Delica DBM22L,
metallic light bronze)
3 g 110 cylinder beads
(Miyuki Delica DB22L,
metallic light bronze)
1 clasp
2 4 mm jump rings
Fireline, 6 lb. test
beading needles, #11 or #12
2 pairs of chainnose, bentnose, and/or flatnose pliers
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How to pick up the Super Kheops
beads: With the flat side on your
work surface and the side with two
holes facing you, sew through the
left hole (LH) or the right hole (RH)
per the instructions.
How to pick up the Arcos beads:
Sew through the end holes, entering
from the inside edge (IE) or the
outside edge (OE) as directed. The
center hole will not be used.
CENTER COMPONENT
1) On 2 yd. (1.8 m) of thread, pick
up 48 100 cylinder beads. Leaving
a 6-in. (15 cm) tail, sew through
the beads again to form a ring, and
continue through the next couple
of beads. These beads will form the
first two rounds as the next round
is added.
2) Using 100 cylinders, work two
rounds of tubular peyote stitch, and
step up through the first cylinder in
the second round (figure 1, a–b).
3) With tight tension, work one
round using 110 cylinder beads
(b–c), and one round using color C
150 seed beads (c–d). Sew through
the beadwork to exit a 100 in round
1, and place the 25 mm cabochon
face up in the beadwork.
4) Work two rounds using 110
cylinders (figure 2, a–b).
5) Using 110 seed beads, work one
round with tight tension (b–c). Sew
a
b
c
25 mm
cabochon
d
FIGURE 1
18 mm cabochon
5 x 10 mm Arcos bead
6 mm Super Kheops bead
3 mm fire-polished bead,
color A
3 mm fire-polished bead,
color B
a
80 seed bead
100 cylinder bead
110 cylinder bead
b
c
110 seed bead
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• peyote stitch: tubular
• ending and adding thread
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through the beadwork to exit a
100 in round 1 (figure 3, point a)
(only the first two rounds of 100
cylinders are shown in the figure
for clarity). End the tail.
6) Pick up a Super Kheops (LH)
from bottom to top (a–b).
7) Pick up an 110 seed bead and
a Super Kheops (RH) from top
to bottom, and sew through the
next 100 in the same round and
the open hole (bottom to top) of
the same Super Kheops (b–c).
8) Pick up an 110 seed bead and
a Super Kheops (RH) from top to
bottom. Skip the following 100 in
the same round, and sew through
the next 100 and the open hole of
150 seed bead, color C
150 seed bead, color D
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FIGURE 2
the same Super Kheops from
bottom to top (c–d).
9) Repeat steps 7–8 three
times (d–e).
10) Pick up an 110 seed bead, and
sew back through the same hole of
the Super Kheops and the 100 (e–f).
Sew through the same hole of the
Super Kheops, the 110 seed bead,
and back through the Super Kheops
again (f–g).
11) Pick up a color D 150 seed
bead, a color A 3 mm fire-polished
bead, and a D, and sew through
the other hole of the same Super
Kheops (figure 4, a–b). Pick up
a D, an 110 seed bead, and a D,
and sew through the adjacent
hole in the next Super Kheops,
making sure the beads just added
sit behind the existing 110 seed
bead (b–c). Repeat these stitches
seven times (c–d).
12) Pick up a D, an A, and a D,
and sew through the other hole of
the same Super Kheops (d–e). Pick
up an 110 seed bead, and sew back
through the same hole of the Super
Kheops, the next 100 in round 1,
and the following 100 in round 2
of the bezel (e–f).
13) Pick up an Arcos (IE), three
Ds, an 110 seed bead, and three Ds,
and sew through the open hole of
the same Arcos (OE). Skip the next
100 cylinder in round 2, and sew
through the following 100 in the
same round (f–g). Pick up a D,
a color B 3 mm fire-polished bead,
and a D, skip the next 100 cylinder
in round 2, and sew through the
next (g–h). Repeat these stitches
g
FIGURE 3
a
b
e
f
c
d
once (h–i), and then repeat the first
stitch once more to add another
Arcos (i–j). End the threads, and
set the beadwork aside.
SIDE COMPONENT
1) On 2 yd. (1.8 m) of thread, pick
up 44 110 cylinders. Leaving a 6-in.
(15 cm) tail, sew through the beads
again to form a ring, and continue
through the next couple of beads.
These beads will form the first two
rounds as the next round is added.
2) Using 110 cylinders, work two
rounds of tubular peyote stitch,
stepping up after each round.
3) Work two rounds using Cs,
and sew through the beadwork
to exit an 110 cylinder in round 1.
Place an 18 mm cabochon face up
in the beadwork.
4) Work two rounds using Cs and
one round using Ds with tight tension. Sew through the beadwork to
exit an 110 cylinder in round 2. End
the tail.
5) Add and embellish five Super
Kheops as in steps 6–9 of “Center
component” with the following
changes:
• In steps 7–9, sew through 110
cylinders in round 2 instead of 100
cylinders
• DO NOT skip a cylinder after
adding the first Super Kheops
and before adding the fifth
Super Kheops
• DO skip a cylinder after adding
the second and third Super Kheops
6) Continue as in steps 10–12 with
h
f
g
e
i
f
j
c
c
d
i
h
d
b
FIGURE 4
g
b
a
e
the following changes:
• Sew through 110 cylinders in
round 2 instead of 100 cylinders
• Add five sets of a D, an A, and
a D (one set per Super Kheops)
7) Pick up an Arcos (IE), three Ds,
an 110 seed bead, and three Ds, and
sew through the open hole of the
same Arcos (OE) (figure 5, a–b).
Skip the next 110 cylinder in round
2, and sew through the following
110 cylinder in the same round
with the needle pointing toward
the Super Kheops (b–c). Sew back
through the Arcos (IE), the next
seven beads, the other hole of the
Arcos (OE), and the 110 cylinder
your thread exited at the start of
this step, going in the same direction (c–d). Continue through the
next six beads as shown (d–e).
8) Pick up a D, a B, and a D, skip
the next 110 cylinder in round 2,
and sew through the following 110
cylinder in round 2 (e–f). Repeat
this stitch twice (f–g), and sew
through the beadwork to exit the
next round 2 110 cylinder (g–h).
9) Repeat step 7, but do not sew
through the next six beads at the
end of the step. Sew back through
the Arcos and first D added
(h–i). This completes the left
side component.
10) Repeat steps 1–9 to make
another component for the right
side, but at the end of step 9, do
not sew back through the Arcos
and end D. The thread should be
exiting the 110 cylinder in round 2.
FIGURE 5
a
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a
h
2) Pick up an Arcos (OE), a D, a B,
g
b
f
c
e
d
FIGURE 6
c
a
b
FIGURE 7
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CONNECTING THE
COMPONENTS
1) With the working thread from
the left side component, pick up an
Arcos (OE), a D, a B, and a D, and
sew through the open hole of the same
Arcos (IE) (figure 6, a–b). Continue
through the end D adjacent to the
Arcos on the left side of the center
component, the adjacent Arcos (OE),
and the 100 cylinder the Arcos is
attached to on this end (b–c). Sew back
up through the same hole of the Arcos
(IE), the next seven beads, the other
hole of the same Arcos (OE), and the
100 cylinder the Arcos is attached to on
this end (c–d). Continue back through
the same hole of the Arcos and the
adjacent end D (d–e).
and a D, and sew through the open
hole of the same Arcos (IE) (e–f).
Skip the adjacent end D on the left
component, and continue through the
next five center beads (f–g). Retrace the
thread path of the join as shown, sewing through the five center beads adjacent to the two existing Arcos (g–h).
3) Pick up a D, an 110 seed bead, and
a D, and sew through the five center
beads adjacent to the opposite Arcos
(figure 7, a–b). Pick up a D, an 110
seed bead, and a D, and sew through
the five center beads adjacent to the
first Arcos (b–c). Retrace the thread
path, and end the threads.
4) Add 24 in. (61 cm) of thread to
the center component, exiting the end
D on the right side Arcos (figure 8,
point a). Repeat steps 1–3 to connect
the remaining side component, making sure the Super Kheops are on the
bottom edge, and end this thread.
NECK STRAPS
1) With the working thread from
the side component just added, sew
through the beadwork as shown to
exit the seven beads adjacent to the
right side Arcos (figure 9, a–b).
2) Pick up the end hole of an Arcos
(IE), three Ds, an 110 seed bead, and
three Ds, and sew through the open
hole of the same Arcos (OE) (b–c).
Pick up a D, an Arcos (IE), three
Ds, an 110 seed bead, and three Ds,
and sew through the open hole of
the same Arcos (OE) (c–d). Continue
through the adjacent seven beads,
the Arcos (IE), and the next seven
beads (d–e).
3) Pick up a repeating pattern of an
Arcos (IE) and a D 29 times, and then
pick up one more Arcos (IE) (e–f)
to form the inside edge of the neck
strap. Add or remove Arcos and Ds
as needed for the desired length, and
end and add thread as needed.
4) Pick up three Ds, an 80 seed
bead, and three Ds, and sew through
the open hole of the same
Arcos (OE) (f–g).
5) Pick up an 110 seed bead, and sew
through the open hole of the next
Arcos (OE) (g–h). Repeat this stitch
for the remainder of the outside edge
of the neck strap (h–i). Pick up an 110
seed bead, and sew through the next
Arcos (OE), D, and the following
Arcos (IE) (i–j). Retrace the thread
path, and end the thread.
6) Add a comfortable length of thread
to the other side component, and
repeat steps 1–5 to make the other
neck strap.
7) Open a jump ring, and attach it
to half of the clasp and the 80 on the
end of one neck strap. Repeat to attach
the other half of the clasp to the other
neck strap. B&B
Puca
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perlepuca.canalblog.
com, annickmth@
gmail.com
a
FIGURE 8
f
g
e
h
j
b
c
i
a
d
FIGURE 9
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artist profile: Jill Wiseman
THE
ZEN
OF BEADING
Elegant but understated, Jill’s “Rosetta Suite”
can be worn for just about any occasion and is
suitable for everyday wear as well.
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ENTHUSIASM, ADAPTABILITY,
AND A KNACK FOR ROLLING
WITH THE PUNCHES
LED JILL WISEMAN FROM ACCIDENTAL
BEADER TO YOUTUBE
SUPERSTAR.
by Marika
Photo of Jill: Korey Howell; Rosetta, RAW bracelet: David Orr; Monte Carlo, Bohemian Spires: Jessi Blackwell; Wild Heart: June Wiseman
B
orn in Wisconsin, Jill Wiseman grew up dreaming of
owning a book store with comfy chairs, where patrons
would sit and read, and upstairs, in her craft studio, older
women would pass down to younger generations oldfashioned skills like tatting and quilting. Jill’s Wisconsin
childhood, living with her mother and brother, wasn’t easy. Long before
she ever touched a bead, Jill was faced with trials and tribulations.
“My father died of sleep apnea when I was two years old. After that,
it was always just the three of us. We are a tight family unit. I watched
my mom raise us and put herself through college at the same time.
I learned a strong woman can do anything.”
When Jill turned fifteen, the family moved to Austin, Texas,
which is now Jill’s home base for her successful online bead business,
jillwisemandesigns.com. “Mom and I live together and run the business
as a team. We joke that we can never live apart, because the custody
war over our dogs and cats would be too costly.”
AN ACCIDENTAL BE A DER
Jill first discovered beads at a quilt show. “But I don’t quilt!” she says.
“I was recovering from back surgery, and trying to build up my stamina
to walk again, so Mom and I went to the Houston International Quilt
Show in 2001 just to enjoy the art quilt exhibit. In the aisle of embellishments, I was completely smitten by beads! I purchased beads that day
and recently discovered that very first bead receipt in my files. It’s now
on display in my office. I still wonder why I purchased those beads,
when I didn’t even know what to do with them.”
After her first trip to a bead store, Jill’s fate was sealed. She spent
several years educating herself by taking every beading class she could
find. During work hours she often found herself in tears, longing to be
home, beading. “When I finally quit my job, I started selling my beadweaving to a local boutique. That was the first iteration of my career.”
The business grew as Jill began selling finished jewelry to boutique
shops at wholesale prices. At the same time she supported herself working part time as a nanny and putting in hours at the local bead store.
“I made kits for another designer’s patterns. I realized that business
model wouldn’t work for me, because in the end, the designer made more
sitting at home than I did doing the kit work. I designed my first project
and kitted it, gradually switching out all the kits to my own designs.”
THE LURE OF THE CLASSROOM
Jill began to teach and loved it. “I was good at it (to my surprise!),” she
muses. In the classroom her enthusiasm is infectious. “I love watching
my students achieve success,” she says. “They doubt themselves, but then,
they get that ‘a-ha!’ moment, which is the best feeling! I take joy in my
students’ accomplishments, just as much as they do. I have seen inspiring
transformations in people when they drink in the Zen of beadweaving.
The camaraderie of the classroom can literally change someone’s life.
I didn’t understand that at the beginning. Now I am so grateful to be
a small piece of that.”
Jill continued to participate in regional shows, while also teaching
local classes. Still, she held onto her part-time job at the bead store. On a
whim, Jill submitted a project for publication to Bead&Button magazine
and was thrilled when it was accepted. She started teaching at the
Bead&Button Show but then had a year when no classes were selected.
Undefeated, Jill submitted more class ideas the following year, this
time with unqualified success. Jill’s four scheduled classes sold out within
fifteen minutes of registration going live. With four more sessions added
(and sold out as well), Jill Wiseman became a household name in the
beading world. “I went from not being picked the year before to teaching
eight sold-out classes.”
As a traveling teacher, Jill taught several classes across the country at
bead stores and bead societies, spending more than a quarter of each year
in a hotel room. Jill’s first book, Beautiful Beaded Ropes, was published in
2012. Surprisingly, the year that followed was a rough year for Jill. So she
decided to try her luck online.
Jill’s “Double tennis bracelet” (above) is one of her favorite
designs. Learn to make it on p. 48.
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artist profile: Jill Wiseman
“Monte Carlo” showcases
Jill’s love of fun, lively colors.
Jill shares the secrets
to her “Wild Heart
Tassel Necklace” on
her YouTube channel.
GOING VIRTUAL
“YouTube lead to a whole new chapter in my career! Plus, I decided to
start selling beads, patterns, and kits online. Now, four years later, I’ve
gone from working out of my living room to having a 3,300 square-foot
warehouse with several employees. I still attend craft shows when I can,
but fewer than I used to. The shows are hurting these days, and I absolutely hate to see that. There’s no better experience than spending time
with other passionate beaders.”
When asked to advise fans who are considering a craft business, Jill
warns, “Be prepared to put every dollar earned back into the business in
order to grow inventory and to pay for booth fees as well as travel costs,
but don’t be afraid to educate your audience as you talk with them!
Explain how many hours a finished piece takes to make. Explain bead
cost. It makes the customer more interested in the item as they understand it better.”
An embellished right-angle weave band shows that a design
doesn’t have to be terribly complicated to be beautiful.
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Jill’s “Bohemian Spires”
necklace features some of
her favorite beads — crystals
and Delicas — shaped into
peyote triangles.
What Jill would like to see in the future of the beading industry is
a fulfilled demand for handmade jewelry. “I would love to see more
people appreciating the craftsmanship in handmade jewelry, driving up
demand. A purchase of handmade goods directly supports artisans who
pour their life and love into each piece. It is a very intimate thing. I love
seeing unique new bead shapes, because I think it makes beadwoven
jewelry look more contemporary, which will appeal to younger generations. Video instruction is also critical in order to attract younger
crowds. We have to meet the learners where they are — and the next
generation is online.”
According to Jill Wiseman, the key to success is flexibility. “Keeping
up with the market place is essential. The internet has changed the pace
at which one can make a decent living from beadwork — at least in selling patterns. I’m so excited about how technology increased our ability
to connect with each other in different ways, and across the world! My
YouTube channel now has more than 100,000 subscribers from around
the globe and I have 15,000 followers on Facebook. My fans are the best
folks out there. We have a large Facebook group, and I’m so proud to
watch their skills and their excitement for beading grow! I hope to continue teaching in person a few times a year, keep up the YouTube videos
and to run Jill Wiseman Designs online store, because my life is so fun
and exciting and joyful now — I can’t really dream bigger than this.” B&B
Find Jill online at jillwisemandesigns.com.
Marika is a multilingual journalist, photographer, martial artist,
and nutritionist. She contributes to magazines worldwide.
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DOUBLE
TENNIS
BRACELET
Make an elegant
two-strand bracelet
of crystal-embellished
right-angle weave.
Add hidden memory
wire for strength
and structure.
designed by Jill Wiseman
DIFFICULTY
Right-angle weave
materials
silver/gold bracelet
3 in. (7.6 cm) diameter
• 136 2 mm round crystals
(Swarovski, crystal AB)
• 110 seed beads
- 13 g color A (Toho 711,
nickel-plated silver)
- 6 g color B (Toho 557,
permanent finish galvanized
starlight)
• 6 g 150 seed beads (Toho
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557, permanent finish
galvanized starlight)
1 3-strand tube clasp
Fireline, 6 lb. test
beading needles, #11 or #12
memory wire (bracelet size)
memory wire cutters
chainnose pliers
kits available at
jillwisemandesigns.com
Find info for the alternate
colorway at
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basics, p. 66
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• right-angle weave: flat strip,
adding rows
• ending and adding thread
CHANGE IT UP
2 mm round crystal
You can substitute the
2 mm round crystals with
2.5 mm bicones, 2 mm
round fire-polished beads,
or even 2 mm pearls.
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110 seed bead, color A
110 seed bead, color B
150 seed bead
Read all about Jill in this issue’s
Artist Profile on p. 38.
RAW TUBES
1) On a comfortable length of
thread, pick up four color A 110
seed beads. Leaving a 6-in. (15 cm)
tail, sew through the beads again
to form a ring, and continue
through the first three As.
2) Using As, work a flat strip of
right-angle weave (RAW) (figure 1)
to the desired length, allowing
½ in. (1.3 cm) for the clasp but
adding ½ in. (1.3 cm) because the
beadwork will shrink when the
embellishments are added. Our
3-in. (7.6 cm) diameter bracelet
started with 70 RAW stitches.
5) Pick up a 2 mm, and sew
through the next A on the opposite
edge, the previous 2 mm, and the
A your thread exited at the start of
this step (d–e). Continue through
the 2 mm just added, and the
next A on the opposite edge (e–f).
Repeat this stitch for the remainder
of the base to form a tube, but do
not embellish between the last set
of As on the end.
6) Sew under the nearest thread
bridge and back through the same
A to exit at (figure 3, point a)
(only the top face of the beadwork
is shown in the figure for clarity).
Pick up a color B 110 seed bead, and
sew through the next edge A (a–b).
Repeat this last stitch using tight
tension for the remainder of this
edge (b–c). Pick up a B, sew
through the top end A, pick up a B,
and sew through the next top edge
A (c–d). Add Bs as before to embellish this edge (d–e). The last A on
each edge of the tube on this end
should not be connected.
FIGURE 1
3) Add two more rows of right-
c
d
angle weave to the strip, ending
and adding thread as needed. Exit
the edge A in the last stitch added
(figure 2, point a).
c
a
b
FIGURE 4
c
b
9) Slide the loop-end of the wire
into the tube, going toward the
end without the tail and working
threads. Curve the tube as you go
to help it slide onto the wire. Test
the fit of the tube, allowing ½ in.
(1.3 cm) for the clasp. To lengthen
the tube, add more right-angle
weave units. When the length
is correct, complete the top embellishment, adding an A in place
of a 2 mm between the end edge As.
Complete the edge embellishments,
adding 110s on the top edges and
150s on the bottom edges. When
the tube complete, trim the memory
wire if needed, and make a loop on
this end as in step 8.
10) To close up the end of the tube,
attach a needle to the tail, and sew
through the beadwork to exit the
end top A (figure 4, point a) (only
the end view of the tube is shown
for clarity). Pick up an A, and sew
through the bottom end A (a–b).
Sew back through the A just added
and the top A (b–c). Retrace the
thread path, and end the tail.
a
d
f
c
e
a
b
FIGURE 5
this stitch (d–e). Continue through
the A just added and the corresponding opposite edge A (e–f).
Retrace the thread path of the join.
2) Sew through to the corresponding bottom edge A, and attach the
bottom edges as in step 1.
3) Repeat steps 1–2 to join the
other end of the tubes.
CLASP
1) Sew through the beadwork to
exit the center A on the end face
of the tube (figure 6, point a).
Pick up three 150s, and sew down
through the end loop of a clasp
(a–b). Pick up three 150s, and sew
up through the same A, going in the
same direction (b–c). Retrace the
thread path, and sew through the
beadwork to exit the end center A
on the other tube. Attach this tube
to the other end loop of the clasp,
leaving the center loop of the clasp
unattached. End this thread.
11) Attach 12 in. (30 cm) of thread
b
d
a
e
e
f
to the other end of the tube, and
work as in step 10 to close up the
end. Do not end the thread.
12) Repeat steps 1–11 to make
another tube of the same length.
c
a
FIGURE 3
FIGURE 2
4) To join the edges, pick up an A,
and sew through the corresponding
A on the opposite edge of the RAW
base (a–b). Pick up a 2 mm round
crystal, and sew through the A your
thread exited at the start of this step
(b–c). Continue through the A just
added, the opposite edge A, the
2 mm, and next edge A on the first
side (c–d).
7) Sew through the beadwork to
JOINING THE TUBES
1) Sew through the beadwork
the corresponding A on the bottom
edge, and embellish the bottom
edges as in step 6, but use 150 seed
beads instead of 110s. The beadwork will begin to curve.
8) Using memory wire cutters,
cut the memory wire 1 in. (2.5 cm)
longer than the tube. Using chainnose pliers, make a small loop on
one end of the wire, and squeeze
the loop closed just enough to fit
into the tube.
to exit the end top edge A with
the needle pointing toward the
opposite end (figure 5, point a).
Pick up an A, and sew through
the corresponding A on the other
tube (a–b). Pick up an A, sew
through the same A on the first
tube (b–c), the first A added and
the next edge A (c–d). Pick up an A,
sew through the corresponding
edge A, the adjacent center A, and
the same edge A from the start of
b
FIGURE 6
2) With the working thread on
the other end of the bracelet, repeat
step 1 to attach the other half of the
clasp, and end the threads. B&B
Jill Wiseman
jillwisemandesigns.com
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Xs AND Os
NECKLACE
designed by Salli Rathburn
DIFFICULTY
peyote / herringbone /
stringing
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Clever origami-like folds and hinges take
flat beadwork to a new dimension as double
triangle components enclose pearls like
hugs and kisses.
LIGHT-COLORED
SQUARES
1) On 24 in. (61 cm) of thread,
the next D in the previous round
(figure 1, a–b). Work two peyote
stitches with Es (b–c). Repeat these
stitches three times to complete
the round, and step up through the
first E added in this round (c–d).
Round 4: Using Es, work a corner
stitch, and then work three peyote
stitches (figure 2, a–b). Repeat
these stitches three times to complete the round (b–c).
Round 5: Using Es, work a corner
stitch and four peyote stitches.
Repeat these stitches three times
to complete the round (c–d).
Round 6: Pick up an E, and sew
through the next cylinder to form
the tip. Work five peyote stitches
using Es. Repeat these stitches three
pick up 20 color D 110 cylinder
beads, leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail.
Sew through the beads again, and
tie them into a ring with a square
knot. Sew through the first two
Ds added. These beads will shift
to form rounds 1 and 2 as the third
round is added.
2) Using a combination of herringbone stitch and peyote stitch, work
in rounds off the initial ring of
cylinders, stepping up at the end
of each round:
Round 3: Work a corner herringbone stitch: pick up two color
E cylinder beads, and sew through
110 cylinder beads, color D
110 cylinder beads, color E
110 cylinder beads, color F
times to complete the round, and
step up through the first cylinder
added (d–e).
3) Remove the needle from the
working thread, and attach it to
the tail. Sew through the beadwork,
and exit the corner bead directly
opposite the bead with the working
thread (photo a). Repeat steps
1–3 to make a second square.
materials
Make a total of four squares,
following steps 1–3 of “Lightcolored squares,” but work rounds
1–4 in Ds and 5–6 in Es (figure 3).
DARK-COLORED
SQUARES
Make a total of four squares,
following steps 1–3 of “Lightcolored squares,” but work rounds
5–6 in Fs (figure 4).
d
e
c
a
d
a
b
b
c
FIGURE 1
necklace 22 in. (56 cm)
MEDIUM-COLORED
SQUARES
FIGURE 2
• 9 12 mm pearls (Swarovski,
deep brown)
• 24 10 mm pearls (Swarovski,
deep brown)
• 80 seed beads (Dyna-Mites)
- 24 color A (silver-lined
translucent light gold)
- 24 color B (silver-lined
translucent root beer)
- 24 color C (opaque iris
dark bronze)
• 110 cylinder beads (Miyuki
Delicas)
- 3 g color D (DB0681, semi
matte silver-lined orange)
- 4 g color E (DB0042, silverlined gold)
- 2 g color F (DB0612, silverlined smoked topaz)
• 2 3 x 2 mm crimp tube
beads (gold-plated)
• 2 4 x 4 mm wire guardians
(gold-plated)
• 1 20 x 16 mm self-closing
hook clasp (gold-plated,
firemountaingems.com)
• Fireline, 4 lb. test
• beading needle, #10
• flexible beading wire, .014
diameter (Dijon gold)
• crimping pliers
• wire cutters
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colorway at
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a
FIGURE 3
FIGURE 4
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square knot
ending and adding thread
peyote stitch: flat, even
herringbone stitch
crimping
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b
X COMPONENTS
1) Place two identical squares
together, one on top of the other
with a thread exiting each corner.
With one thread, sew the adjacent
corner beads together, connecting
the two squares. Retrace the thread
path tightly several times. Repeat
these stitches to join the opposite
diagonal corner beads (photo b).
End the two working threads but
not the two tails. Repeat this step
with all the squares.
2) Hold two connected squares
together at the stitched corners,
and then fold one unstitched corner
on the diagonal toward its corresponding other unstitched corner
(photo c). Repeat this diagonal fold
on the other square. These folds
will make the two squares look like
an X-shape (photo d). Repeat these
folds with all the squares to make
a total of five X components.
note Always attach two
identical squares together
to make X components.
c
d
3) Line up the X components
according to the following color
pattern: dark, medium, light,
medium, dark.
STRINGING
1) On a 26-in. (66 cm) length
of beading wire, string a crimp
bead, a wire guard, and a jump
ring attached to the clasp. Feed
the wire back through the crimp
bead, and crimp the crimp bead.
2) Pick up a repeating pattern
of a color C size 80 seed bead,
a color B size 80 seed bead, a color
A size 80 seed bead, and a 10 mm
pearl twelve times.
3) Pick up a dark-colored X component with a pearl: string the wire
through the side of the X component without tails, string a 12 mm
pearl, and then string through the
other side of the X component you
just picked up (photo e).
4) Pick up a 12 mm pearl and
a medium-colored X component
with a pearl.
f
5) Repeat step 4 three times,
picking up a light X component,
a medium component, and a
dark component.
6) Pick up 80s and 10 mm pearls
as in step 2, but in the reverse order.
Repeat to complete the second side
of the necklace. Trim the wire.
FINAL ATTACHMENTS
You should have 10 tails still
attached to the X components.
1) With one needle, sew the corner
bead of a dark-colored X component
to the corner bead of the adjacent
medium-colored component
(photo f). Retrace the thread path
Bracelet
Option
This project converts easily to an 8-in. (20 cm)
bracelet. Using 110 Delicas, make 14 squares
instead of 10, and make seven X components with
the squares. Attach a clasp to the beading wire,
as in the necklace, but substitute the repeating
sections of 80s and 10 mm pearls with a 12 mm
pearl on each end. Add and finish the X components and 12 mm pearls as in the necklace. To
adjust the length, keep in mind that each X component measures 1 in. (2.5 cm). Use more or fewer
pearls as desired. For the bracelet’s materials list,
go to FacetJewelry.com/resourceguide.
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tightly several times, and end this
tail. Repeat with the second tail
attached to the dark-colored
component.
2) Repeat step 1 four times to
connect all of the X components
to their adjacent X components.
End the threads. B&B
Salli Rathburn
sallirathburn@
gmail.com
LYRIC
BRACELET
designed by Regina Payne
DIFFICULTY
crossweave
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Weave a mellifluous collection of pearls, crystals, and seed
beads to complement trios of SuperDuos.
materials
blue bracelet 7½ in. (19.1 cm)
• 16 6 mm crystal pearls (Swarovski,
iridescent light blue)
• 7 g 2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuos (polychrome
indigo orchid)
• 17 3 mm crystal pearls (Swarovski,
iridescent light blue)
• 34 3 mm bicone crystals (Swarovski,
metallic blue 2X)
• 68 2 x 2.5 mm rondelle crystals (Thunder
Polish, light sapphire AB)
• 2 g 110 seed beads (Toho 88, cosmos
metallic)
• 1 g 150 seed beads (Toho 82, metallic
nebula)
• 1 1⁄2-in. (13 mm) button with shank
• Fireline, 8 lb. test
• 2 beading needles, #12
BASE
1) Thread a needle on each end of 3 yd. (2.7 m)
of thread. With one needle, pick up a 3 mm
pearl, and center it on the thread. With each
needle pick up two 110s, three SuperDuos, and
two 110s, and cross the needles through the pearl
(figure 1, a–b and aa–bb). With each needle,
sew through the next two 110s (b–c and bb–cc).
tip To prevent your thread from
tangling when working with two
needles, keep each needle attached
to its own beading mat off to one
side when not in use.
and three 110s (aa–bb). Retrace the thread path
to reinforce the clasp.
EMBELLISHMENT
1) With each needle, pick up a 150, and sew
through the open hole of the next SuperDuo
(figure 3, a–b and aa–bb). With each needle,
pick up a rondelle, and sew through the open
hole of the following SuperDuo (b–c and bb–cc).
Repeat this last stitch once more (c–d and cc–dd).
2) With one needle, pick up an 110 and a 6 mm
pearl (c–d). With the other needle, pick up an
110, and cross through the 6 mm pearl (cc–dd).
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tip There will be a gap next to both
sides of the 6 mm pearl. This will be
addressed when adding embellishments.
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3) With one needle, pick up three 110s and a
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3 mm pearl
3 mm pearl (d–e). With the other needle, pick
up three 110s, and cross through the 3 mm pearl
(dd–ee). With each needle, sew through the
next two 110s (e–f and ee–ff).
4) With each needle, pick up three SuperDuos
and two 110s, cross through the 3 mm pearl, and
continue through the last two 110s added with
the other needle (f–g and ff–gg).
5) Repeat steps 2–4 15 times, or for the desired
length, ending with step 4.
3 mm bicone crystal
BUTTON
• ending and adding thread
6 mm pearl
2.5 x 5 mm
SuperDuo
2 x 2.5 mm rondelle
crystal
110 seed bead
150 seed bead
aa
a
b
bb
c
cc
dd
d
With one needle, pick up three 110s, the button
shank, and three 110s, and sew through the next
two 110s, 3 mm pearl, and three 110s (figure 2,
a–b). With the other needle, sew through three
110s, the button shank, five 110s, 3 mm pearl,
gg
g
b
e
ee
ff
bb
a
aa
f
g
dd
d
e
ff
c
cc
gg
f
bb b
a
aa
FIGURE 1
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FIGURE 2
FIGURE 3
ee
Repeat these stitches for the remainder of the
base (d–e and dd–ee).
2) With each needle, pick up a 150 and an 110,
and sew through the next two 110s, 3 mm pearl,
and three 110s (e–f and ee–ff). With one needle,
pick up 15 110s, and sew through the opposite
110 to form a clasp loop (f–g). With the other
needle, retrace the thread path of the clasp loop
(ff–gg) With each needle, retrace the thread
path of the loop to reinforce.
tip Adjust the number of 110s
3) With each needle, pick up a 150, a 3 mm
bicone crystal, and a 150, skip the next four 110s,
and sew through the following 110 (figure 4, a–b
and aa–bb). With each needle, pick up an 110,
and sew through the next 110 (b–c and bb–cc).
This will fill the gaps next to the 6 mm pearl.
tip Do not use very tight tension
when embellishing, as this may cause
your bracelet length to shrink. If loose
tension is causing thread to show, alter
the beads being added by including
extra 150s, such as an embellishment of
two 150s, a 3 mm bicone, and two 150s.
4) Repeat step 3 for the remainder of the base
(c–d and cc–dd). End the threads. B&B
Regina Payne
nightowlstudiojewels.etsy.com
regina-payne@hotmail.com
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CROWNED
EMPRESS
BRACELET
designed by
Theodora Seimeni
DIFFICULTY
peyote / bead weaving
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materials
bracelet 6½ in. (16.5 cm)
• 1 14 mm rivoli (Swarovski,
crystal lilac shadow)
• crystal pearls (Swarovski)
- 2 6 mm (burgundy)
- 4 5 mm (burgundy)
- 4 4 mm, color A (burgundy)
- 6 4 mm, color B (platinum)
• 4 4 mm bicone crystals
(Swarovski, amethyst AB)
• 1 g color I 110 seed beads
(Miyuki 4220, Duracoat
galvanized eggplant)
• 110 cylinder beads (Miyuki
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•
Delicas)
- 3 g color C (DB0038,
palladium plated)
- 4 g color D (DB1850,
Duracoat galvanized
eggplant)
150 seed beads
- 1 g color E (Toho 222,
dark bronze)
- 1 g color F (Miyuki 401F,
black matte)
- 18 color H (Miyuki 4202F,
Duracoat galvanized matte
gold)
- 1 g color J (Miyuki 194,
palladium plated)
1 g 150 cylinder beads, color
G (Miyuki Delica DBS310,
black matte)
1 3-strand tube clasp
nylon beading thread, size B,
or Fireline, 6 lb. test
beading needles, size #11
or #12
Feel like royalty when you wear this delicate but stately bracelet made
with Delicas, pearls, and crystals.
END UNITS
1) On 5 ft. (1.5 m) of thread, attach
a stop bead, leaving a 12-in. (30 cm)
tail. Pick up a color C 110 cylinder
bead, two color D 110 cylinder
beads, 13 Cs, two Ds, and a C
(figure 1, a–b). These beads will
shift to form rows 1 and 2 as the
next row is added. Work in flat
odd-count peyote stitch as follows
to make an end unit, referring
to figure 1:
Row 3: one C, one D, six Cs, one D,
and one C
Row 4: one D, seven Cs, and one D
Rows 5–8: Repeat rows 3–4 two
times
Row 9: one C, eight Ds, and one C
Row 10: nine Ds
Rows 11–16: Repeat rows 9–10
three times
Rows 17–24: Repeat rows 3–4
four times
sizing note To increase
or decrease the length of the
bracelet, add or omit rows
on each end unit. Fourteen
rows equals ½ in. (1.3 cm),
so to increase your bracelet
by ½ in. (1.3 cm), add seven
rows to each end unit. Be
sure to end with an even
number of rows.
2) Sew through the beadwork
to exit the fifth (center) up-bead
in the last row (c–d). Do not end
the threads.
3) Repeat steps 1–2 to make another
end unit.
BAND STRIPS
1) Attach a comfortable length
of thread to an end unit, exiting
an edge C in the second-to-last row
(figure 2, point a).
2) Working in flat even-count
peyote stitch, work a stitch with a C
and one with a D (a–b). Repeat this
BEZEL
1) On 4 ft. (1.2 m) of thread, pick
up 36 Ds. Leaving a 20-in. (51 cm)
tail, tie the beads into a ring with
a square knot, and sew through all
the beads again. These beads will
shift to form the first two rounds
as the next round is added.
2) Work a round of tubular peyote
stitch using Ds (figure 3, a–b),
and a round using color E 150 seed
beads (b–c), stepping up after each
d
c
14 mm rivoli
6 mm pearl
b
a
5 mm pearl
FIGURE 1
4 mm pearl, color A
c
c
a
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b
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• attaching a stop bead
• peyote stitch: flat odd-count,
tubular
• ending and adding thread
• square knot
stitch to add a total of 59 new Cs
along the outside edge and 58 along
the inside edge (b–c). Sew through
the last three rows to reinforce, and
exit the end outer-edge C with the
needle pointing toward the opposite edge.
3) Work as in steps 1–2 to make
another strip on the opposite
edge of the end unit. Set the end
units aside.
d
4 mm pearl, color B
4 mm bicone crystal
110 seed bead, color I
110 cylinder bead, color C
b
a
110 cylinder bead, color D
150 seed bead, color E
150 seed bead, color F
150 seed bead, color H
150 seed bead, color J
150 cylinder bead, color G
FIGURE 2
FIGURE 3
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round. Use tight tension so the
beadwork begins to cup.
3) Work a round using one bead
per stitch in a repeating pattern of
a color F 150 seed bead and two Es,
six times, and step up (c–d). Set the
working thread aside, and attach
a needle to the tail. With the tail,
sew through the next D in round 1
(figure 4, point a).
4) Place the 14 mm rivoli face up
in the beadwork. Work a round
using color G 150 cylinder beads
(a–b) (only round 1 of the Ds are
shown in the figure for clarity), and
a round using Es (b–c). Retrace the
thread path using tight tension (not
shown in the figure for clarity), and
sew through the beadwork to exit
a D in round 1 (figure 5, a–b).
5) Pick up a color H 150 seed bead,
and sew through the next D in
round 1 (b–c). Repeat this stitch
BEZEL EMBELLISHMENT
1) On 2 yd. (1.8 m) of thread, sew
17 times to complete the round
(c–d), and end the tail.
6) Flip the bezel over to the back,
and with the working thread exiting
an F, pick up two Es, an F, and two
Es, and sew through the following F
(figure 6, a–b). Repeat this stitch
five times, and sew through the first
three beads added (b–c).
7) Pick up an E, an F, and an E,
and sew through the next center
F in the previous round (c–d).
Repeat this stitch five times, and
sew through the first two beads
added (d–e).
8) Pick up an E, and sew through
the next center F in the previous
round (e–f). Repeat this stitch five
times, and sew through the first E
added (f–g). Without adding any
beads, sew through the Es added
in this round twice using tight
tension, and end this thread.
through a D in the center round of
Ds along the edge of the bezel, leaving a 20-in. (51 cm) tail.
2) Pick up a color I 110 seed bead,
and sew through the next D in
the same round (figure 7, a–b).
Work two more stitches, one using
a D, and one using an I (b–c).
These three beads will be row 1
for the top tab.
3) Continue working in stitch-inthe-ditch with the following beads
to complete the round: two Es, two
Ds (these two beads will be row 1
for the left-side tab), two Es, one I,
one D, one I (these three beads will
be row 1 for the bottom tab), two
Es, two Ds (these two beads will
be row 1 for the right-side tab), and
two Es. Step up through the first I
added (c–d).
4) Work two stitches using Ds
(d–e). Using Ds, work eight rows of
flat odd-count peyote stitch, using
tight tension for a total of 10 rows
in this tab. Each edge should have
one I and four Ds.
5) Sew through the beadwork
as shown to exit the first D added
in row 10 (figure 8, a–b). Pick
up a D, and sew through the next
two Ds (b–c).
6) Pick up three Es, and sew
through the next two edge Ds
(c–d). Repeat this stitch once more,
exiting an I (d–e).
7) Pick up four Es, and sew
through the next E along the edge
of the bezel (e–f). Pick up an E, and
continue through the next E (f–g).
8) Work three stitches using an I,
a D, and an I to complete row 2 of
the left-side tab (g–h).
9) Pick up an E, and continue
through the next E. Pick up four Es,
and sew through the next I (h–i).
b a
d
c
a
a
b
c
c
e
g
f
FIGURE 4
FIGURE 5
FIGURE 6
c
c
d
d
e
b
b
a
f
a
e
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FIGURE 8
d
b
10) Repeat steps 4–9 to work
the bottom tab and row 2 of
the right-side tab. Sew through
the next edge D in the top tab
(figure 9, point a).
11) Pick up three Es, and sew
through the next two edge Ds to
make a picot. Make another picot,
sewing through two more Ds to
exit the tip D on this tab (a–b).
12) Using three Es, make a picot at
the tip, sewing through the same D
(b–c). Retrace the thread path twice
(not shown in the figure for clarity),
and continue through the beads as
shown (c–d).
13) Pick up two Es, skip the next
E, and sew through the following I
(d–e). Repeat steps 4–6 to add the
left-side tab. Your thread should be
exiting the I at point f.
14) Pick up two Es, skip the next
E, and sew through the following E
(f–g). Sew through the beads as
shown to exit the next edge D in
the bottom tab (g–h).
15) Repeat steps 11–12 (h–i). Pick
up two Es, skip the next E, and sew
through the following I (i–j). Add
the right-side tab as in steps 4–6.
Your thread should be exiting the
I at point k.
16) Pick up two Es, skip the
next E, and sew through the following E (k–l)
17) Sew through the beadwork
to the left-side tab, exiting the first
edge D on the unembellished edge.
Work as before to add the edge
and tip picots. Sew through the
beadwork to the right-side tab,
and embellish as before. End the
working thread.
18) Attach a needle to the tail, and
sew through the beadwork to the
nearest tab, exiting the E in figure
10, point a. Pick up an E, a 4 mm
bicone crystal, two Es, a G, two Es,
a G, two Es, a G, and an E, and
sew through the corresponding E
in the picot on the next tab to form
an arch (a–b). Sew through the
beadwork to exit the corresponding
E in the picot on the opposite edge
of the same tab (b–c). Pick up an E,
a G, two Es, a G, two Es, a G, two
Es, a bicone, and an E, and sew
through the corresponding E in
the picot on the next tab (c–d).
Repeat these stitches once, and
sew through the first E and bicone
added (d–e).
19) Work five peyote stitches using
Es, and sew through the E in the
picot this arch is attached to on
the next tab (e–f). Sew through the
beadwork to the opposite edge and
exit the next two Es (f–g). Work five
peyote stitches using Es, and sew
through the next bicone and two
Es (g–h). Sew through the beadwork
to exit the bicone in the next arch
b
c
a
l
d
k
e
j
a
e
j
f
i
g
h
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c
FIGURE 9
g
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FIGURE 10
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(h–i), and repeat these stitches
to complete the round (i–j). End
the tail.
ASSEMBLY
1) Place the center component face
up on your bead mat, with the tabs
with the crystals at the top and bottom. With the end unit with the
strips attached, weave the bottom
strip over the bottom-right arch,
under the bottom tab, and over the
bottom-left arch (photo a). With
the top strip, weave the strip over
the top-right arch, under the top
tab, and over the top-left arch
(photo b).
2) Align the other end unit with
the ends of the strips as shown in
figure 11. With the working thread
from the top strip, sew through
the adjacent edge C in the end unit
and the C your thread exited at the
start of this step, going in the same
direction (a–b). Zip the remainder
of the strip to the end unit (b–c).
Sew through the adjacent C in the
strip, and the same C in the end
unit your thread just exited (c–d).
End this thread. Repeat these
stitches to attach the bottom strip.
3) With the working thread from
the end unit exiting the center
up-bead, pick up an E, a color A
4 mm pearl, an E, an A, an E,
a 5 mm pearl, an E, a 5 mm pearl,
an E, and a 6 mm pearl, and sew
through the center bead in the
picot on the end of the adjacent
tab (figure 12, a–b). Sew back
through the beads just added,
and the C your thread exited at the
start of this step, going in the same
direction (b–c). Retrace the thread
path twice, and end this thread.
note If needed, add more
Es to the pearl connection
or replace a smaller size pearl
with a larger one. Make the
same changes for the connection on the other side.
4) With the working thread from
the other end unit, repeat step 3
to attach the other side tab to the
other end unit.
a
CLASP
1) Remove the stop bead from an
end unit. With the tail thread, sew
through the beadwork as shown
to exit the third up-bead in row 1
(figure 13, a–b). Pick up a color B
4 mm pearl, three color J 150 seed
beads, an end clasp loop, and three
Js, and sew back through the B and
the next up-bead in row 1 (b–c).
Sew through the next two beads
to exit the following up-bead (c–d).
Repeat these stitches to connect the
remaining clasp loops (d–e). Sew
through the beadwork, retrace the
thread path of the clasp connection,
and end this thread.
2) With the tail thread from the
other end unit, repeat step 1 to add
the other half of the clasp. B&B
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a
b
c
d
FIGURE 11
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c
a
c
d
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FIGURE 12
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FIGURE 13
technique workshop
How to make a
Sami-inspired
bracelet
Pair tin thread with leather for
an on-trend Nordic bracelet.
by Katherine Buenger
1, 3, 1, 3 STYLE
Making
4-strand
braids
2, 2, 2, 2 STYLE
1) Cut three 18-in. (46 cm) strands of tin
thread and one 18-in. (46 cm) strand of
leather cord.
2) Fold the four strands in half over a paperclip that is secured in a clamp or a clipboard.
You need to be able to pull on the braid as you
work without the paperclip coming loose.
3) Separate the strands into four groups,
depending on the style you want to create;
either the 2, 2, 2, 2 style or the 1, 3, 1, 3 style
(see photos at right).
1 tin; tin, leather, tin;
1 tin; tin, leather, tin
b
a
4) Starting on the left, move the far-left strand or group
over, under, and over the strands or groups to the right.
Repeat with the new far-left strand or group. Continue
repeating this step, keeping the groups of strands flat
(photo a). Pull tight as you braid.
1 leather; 3 tin;
1 leather; 3 tin
2 tin; 2 leather;
2 tin; 2 tin
c
d
5) When you reach the desired length, unravel one tin
thread so you have several inches of wire with which to
work (photo b). Wrap the unraveled wire tightly around
the end of the braid (photo c), and clip the wire and all
the threads (photo d).
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technique workshop
materials
bracelet 6–9 in. (15–23 cm)
• 54 in. (1.4 m) 0.4 mm tin thread
• 18 in. (46 cm) 0.5–1 mm leather cord
• 10 x ¾-in. (25 x 1.9 cm) strip reindeer
leather
• 2–3
e in. (5–7.6 cm) plied leather cord
for button loop
• 1 reindeer antler button
• #9 or #7 Sharps needle
• #7 or #5 leather/glovers needle
• Fireline, 4 lb. test
• synthetic sinew or heavy duty
sewing thread
• toothpick
• rubber cement
• clamp or clipboard
• paperclip
• scissors
• wire cutters
f
e
g
h
i
j
Bracelet and necklace kits are available
at buengerstudios.com.
basics, p. 66
• overhand knot
• square knot
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MAKE AND ATTACH THE BRAID
1) Measure your wrist, and cut the leather strip
to the same size as your wrist measurement.
2) Using tin thread and leather cord, make a
four-strand braid (see “Making 4-strand braids,”
previous page) that is about ½ in. (1.2 cm)
shorter than your wrist size.
3) Fold the leather strip in half lengthwise, and
cut a slit about ¾–1 in. (1.9–2.5 cm) away from
each end (photo e). This slit should be large
enough for the braid to slide through.
4) Using a toothpick, apply a line of rubber
cement down the center of the leather strip. Tuck
each end of the braid into a slit (photo f), and
press the braid down to adhere it to the leather.
5) Thread a #9 or #7 Sharps needle with 1 yd.
(.9 m) of Fireline, and tie an overhand knot at
the end. Sew up through the leather next to one
end of the braid. Sew down into the braid and
back through the leather, catching one tin thread
(photo g). (Sinew is shown in the photo for visibility. The Fireline should be nearly invisible.)
Not into leather?
If desired, make your braid with tin
thread only, and secure the ends with
a flat magnetic clasp. These are available
in many styles — look for one with a
10 mm opening, and glue the ends in
with two-part epoxy or a gel-style super
glue. You may need to flatten the end of
the braid a bit with chainnose pliers to
get it to fit into the clasp opening.
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Repeat along the length of the braid. Sew up
to exit along the other side of the braid, and
repeat this step so both edges of the braid are
attached (photo h). Exit the underside of the
leather, tie an overhand knot close to the leather
strip, and trim.
6) Using a short length of sinew and a Sharps
needle, tack each end of the braid to the leather.
BUTTON AND LOOP
1) From the remaining leather, cut a strip
of leather about 2 in. (5 cm) long that is ¼ in.
(6 mm) wide at one end and tapers to a point at
the other end. Thread the pointed end through
both holes in the button (photo i).
2) Using a short length of sinew and the leather
needle, attach the button to the back of the band
at one end, being sure to sew through both layers
of the leather going through the button. Secure
the button in two places (photo j). Trim.
3) Using the plied leather cord, make a loop the
size of the button. Use sinew and a leather needle
to sew through the base of the loop several times
to tack it in place, and then wrap the sinew
around the join a few times (photo k).
Watch a video demo of making a 4-strand
braid at FacetJewelry.com!
k
l
m
n
o
p
4) Center the loop on the back of the leather
band, at the end opposite the button. Bring
the sinew up through the loop, and sew down
through the leather about ¼ in. (6 mm) from the
end of the bracelet. Repeat twice, sewing through
the same spot (photo l). Tie the ends in a square
knot, and trim.
FINISHING
1) On the underside of the leather band, apply
two lines of rubber cement near the stitches
holding the braid in place. Let the glue dry a bit,
and then fold the sides in so they butt up against
each other (photo m). Ideally, the glue should be
in the creases, not along the edges of the leather.
2) Thread a leather needle with about 2 ft.
(61 cm) of sinew, and tie an overhand knot at
one end. Sew through one corner of the leather,
from the inside out (photo n), and then sew
through the adjacent corner, outside to inside.
Continue through the front surface of the bracelet and then sew back through so the needle is
exiting the inside of the leather (photo o).
3) Work a baseball stitch to close up the edges
of the leather: Sew up (inside to outside) through
either side of the leather, about 1 ⁄8 in. (3 mm)
from the edge. Cross over this side and under the
other side, coming up through the leather about
1 ⁄8 in. (3 mm) from this edge (photo p). Repeat,
alternating sides until the entire seam is closed.
The needle always goes inside to outside. Finish
the other end the same way you started this end.
Tie an overhand knot, and bury the end inside
the bracelet. B&B
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gemstone savvy
Ancient allure
Once used as the pigment ultramarine, deep blue
lapis lazuli is associated with the night sky, King Tut,
and the Dutch artist Vermeer.
THE BLUE MORE
PRECIOUS THAN
GOLD, LAPIS HAS BEEN
AU COURANT
FOR MILLENNIA.
by Kia Resnick
w
hat do the midnight-blue stripes in King Tut’s golden sarcophagus, 5,800-year-old carvings unearthed at Ur in Mesopotamia,
and six-foot tall vases and statues made for Russian czars have in common?
Not only are they all made of top-quality lapis lazuli, the deep-blue stone
treasured since earliest civilization, but all of that lapis came from the very
same source.
REMOTE LOCATION
produced a dark blue, but couldn’t come close to matching the rich iridescence of true ultramarine. Lapis was used to produce the pigment from
prehistoric times until 1826, when a synthetic version was invented.
COLOR AND PURITY
Lapis is a complex mineral, so the color is not caused, as in turquoise, by
a single element. Technically, it’s a deep-blue metamorphic rock composed
mainly of lazurite with calcite and pyrite inclusions, and fairly soft at
5–5.5 on the Mohs scale. It generally occurs in veins running through a
marble matrix in massive (random) form, though, very rarely, lapis crystals
have been found in the Afghanistan mines. High quality lapis is a deep,
rich blue, and polishes to a smooth shine. Golden pyrite inclusions, which
make the stone look like night sky just after dark, do not reduce the value,
but white calcite inclusions do. A significant quantity of dull, paler-blue,
low-grade material is mined in Chile, and typically marketed as “denim
High in the remote, dry Hindu Kush Mountains of Badakhshan Province,
where the ancient Silk Route crosses Afghanistan, the oldest known commercial gem mines have been producing the world’s best lapis lazuli for
9,000 years. And they still do today.
With peaks topping out around 25,000 feet, the high-altitude desert
region is known as the Roof of the World. Sar-i-Sang, the settlement at the
gem mines, is 8,000 feet high and remains completely inaccessible for most
of the year, with unpaved
roads blocked by icechoked mountain passes.
1 Rough lazurite in matrix; medium grade Afghani lapis cabs. 2 Hand-polished Afghan
Even during the summer
lapis; some good color, but significant calcite inclusion. 3 Nice quality beads and briolettes.
months, landslides make
4 Centerpiece with lapis showing significant calcite inclusion and accented with a goshenite
for dangerous conditions,
(clear beryl) stone that’s been hand-faceted by Kia. 5 Lapis beads and sodalite pendant (top).
especially considering that
6 More hand-cut lapis beads.
rough lapis has been transported from the area by
lapis.” Very dark navy blue stones, with or without white calcite streaks,
mule caravan for millennia. The Badakhshan material, highly prized
could be the less-valuable and more fragile sodalite, which is sometimes
throughout history, traveled transcontinentally on the earliest land and
misidentified as lapis. Siberian mines produce material with good color,
sea trading routes, from Central Asia to the Mauritanian kingdoms of
often marred by blobs and streaks of calcite, but no source has ever been
West Africa, and as far east as China.
found to challenge the Badakhshan mines.
HISTORICAL USES
Nowadays, much of the lapis in the market is heated and dyed—and low
In Ancient Egypt the stone was sacred to Maat, the goddess of truth, and
prices reflect that. If you want natural material, make sure the stones don’t
carved into royal and judicial seals used to verify the authenticity of imporfeel waxy or powdery. Deeper color in cracks is a sure giveaway, and ethical
tant documents and the proclamations of pharaohs. A lapis tablet is mensellers should disclose any treatment. Dyed howlite is sold as lapis, and
tioned in the Sumerian epic of Gilgamesh, the oldest story ever recorded,
there is other fake—and reconstituted—material in the market. Still, even
as is the Bull of Heaven, a mythical beast with lapis horns, who was transhigh quality beads are much more affordable than they used to be. Back
formed into the constellation Taurus. (Love goddess Ishtar was apparently
in the 1970s, a strand of good Afghan lapis cost around $300 in a jewelry
involved.) Inanna, an earlier incarnation of Ishtar, wears lapis beads on her
store. (Remember those bad old days before the proliferation of bead
journey into the underworld in tales dating back 7,500 years.
stores and gem shows, not to mention the internet?) Look for stones with
All this time, lapis has never gone out of style, and the massive veins in
a smooth, soft shine, and you should be able to see natural color variation,
Badakhshan are still producing top quality stones.
along with some pyrite and small calcite inclusions. Absolutely top quality
In Medieval Europe, lapis was valuable not just as a gem, but as the
lapis is free of calcite, but at mid and lower price points, what looks like
main ingredient of the world’s costliest pigment, ultramarine. Known as
the absence of calcite can mean the material has been dyed to hide it. Most
the blue more precious than gold, it was often used to depict the hood or
of what you see in the market is of fairly low quality and often treated.
robe of the Virgin Mary. It is said that Michelangelo had to leave some of
It’s hard to describe the stunning vibrancy and gorgeous saturated hue of
his works unfinished because he couldn’t afford the color, and the famed
natural, gem-grade lapis lazuli, but when you do see it, you’ll understand
Dutch painter Vermeer bankrupted his family using it. Cobalt and indigo
why it’s been in fashion for the last nine thousand years. B&B
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1
3
2
4
5
6
basics
THREAD AND KNOTS
OVERHAND KNOT
3) To turn to
CONDITIONING THREAD
Make a loop with the
thread. Pull one end
through the loop, and tighten.
start the next row,
a
sew back through
the last bead of
the pair just added (a–b).
4) To work the next row, pick up two beads,
sew down through the next bead in the previous
row and up through the following bead (b–c).
Continue adding pairs of beads across the row.
To turn without having thread show on the
edge, pick up an accent or smaller bead before
you sew back through the last bead of the pair
you just added.
Use wax (beeswax or microcrystalline wax)
or a thread conditioner (like Thread Magic)
to condition nylon beading thread and Fireline.
Wax smooths nylon fibers and adds tackiness that
will stiffen your beadwork slightly. Conditioners
add a static charge that causes the thread to repel
itself, so don’t use it with doubled thread. All
conditioners help thread resist wear. To condition,
stretch nylon thread to remove the curl (you
don’t need to stretch Fireline). Place the thread
or Fireline on top of the conditioner, hold it in
place with your thumb or finger, and pull the
thread through the conditioner.
ENDING AND ADDING THREAD
To end a thread, sew back through the last few
rows or rounds of beadwork, following the
thread path of the stitch and tying two or three
half-hitch knots (see “Half-hitch knot”) between
beads as you go. Sew through a few beads after
the last knot, and trim the thread.
To add a thread, sew into the beadwork several
rows or rounds prior to the point where the last
bead was added, leaving a short tail. Follow the
thread path of the stitch, tying a few half-hitch
knots between beads as you go, and exit where
the last stitch ended. Trim the short tail.
HALF-HITCH
KNOT
Pass the needle
under the thread
bridge between
two beads, and pull
gently until a loop
forms. Sew through
the loop, and pull
gently to tighten the
knot and draw it
into the beadwork.
SQUARE
KNOT
1) Cross one end of the
thread over and under
the other end. Pull both
ends to tighten the first
half of the knot.
2) Cross the first end of
the thread over and under
the other end. Pull both
ends to tighten the knot.
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ATTACHING A STOP BEAD
Use a stop bead to secure
beads temporarily
when you begin stitching:
Pick up the stop bead,
leaving the desired length
tail. Sew through the stop
bead again in the same direction, making
sure you don’t split the thread inside the bead.
If desired, sew through the bead one more time
for added security.
STITCHES
Ladder stitch
MAKING A LADDER,
TRADITIONAL METHOD
1) Pick up two beads, and a b
sew through them both
again, positioning the beads
c
side by side so that their
holes are parallel (a–b).
2) Add subsequent beads
by picking up one bead,
sewing through the previous bead, and then sewing through the new
bead (b–c). Continue for the desired length
ladder. This technique produces uneven tension,
which you can correct by zigzagging back through
the beads in the opposite direction.
FORMING A RING
With your thread exiting the last bead in your
ladder, sew through the first bead and then
through the last bead, or cross the needles
through the first bead if you are using the
crossweave technique.
Herringbone stitch
FLAT STRIP
1) Work the first row in ladder stitch (see
“Ladder stitch: Making a ladder”) to the desired
length using an even number of beads, and exit
the top of the last bead added.
2) Pick up two beads, and sew down through
the next bead in the previous row (a–b) and
up through the following bead in the previous
row. Repeat
(b–c) across
a
the first row.
c
b
b
c
TUBULAR
1) Work a row of ladder stitch (see “Ladder
stitch: Making a ladder”) to the desired length
using an even number of beads. Form it into a
ring to create the first round (see “Ladder stitch:
Forming a ring”). Your thread should exit the
top of a bead.
2) Pick up two beads, and sew down through
the next bead in the previous round (a–b).
Sew up through the following bead. Repeat to
complete the round (b–c), and step up through
the next bead in the previous round and the
first bead added in the new
d
round (c–d).
3) Continue adding two beads
a
per stitch. As you work,
b c
snug up the beads to form
a tube, and step up at the
end of each round until
your rope is the desired length.
Right-angle weave
FLAT STRIP
1) To start the first row of
right-angle weave, pick up four
beads, and tie them into a ring
(see “Square knot”).
Sew through the first three beads again.
2) Pick up three beads. Sew
c
through the last bead in the
previous stitch (a–b), and
b
a
continue through the first
two beads picked up in this
stitch (b–c).
3) Continue adding three beads per stitch
until the first row is the desired length. You
are stitching in a
figure-8 pattern,
alternating the direction of the thread
path for each stitch.
FORMING A STRIP INTO A RING
Exit the end bead of the last stitch, pick up a
bead, and sew through the end bead of the first
stitch. Pick up a bead, and sew through the end
bead of the last stitch. Retrace the thread path
to reinforce the join.
Cubic right-angle weave
(CRAW)
Each cubic right-angle weave (or CRAW) unit
has six surfaces — four sides, a top, and a bottom. Each surface is made up of four beads, but
since the beads are shared, 12 beads are used to
make the first unit, and only eight beads are used
for each subsequent CRAW unit. For clarity, we
used two colors of beads in the how-to photos.
ADDING ROWS
1) To add a row, sew through the last stitch
WORKING THE FIRST CRAW UNIT
1) On the specified length of thread, pick up
of row 1, exiting an edge bead along one side.
four beads. Tie the beads into a ring with a
square knot, leaving the specified length tail, and
continue through the first two beads in the ring.
This ring of beads will count as the first stitch
of the unit.
2) Work two right-angle
weave stitches off of the
b
a
bead your thread is exiting
c
to create a flat strip of
right-angle weave.
3) To join the first and
last stitches: Pick up a bead,
sew through the end bead in
the first stitch (a–b), pick up
a bead, and sew through the
end bead in the last stitch
(b–c). The figure at right shows a 3D
view of the resulting cube-shaped unit.
4) To make the unit more stable, sew through
the four beads at the top of the
unit. Sew through the beadwork to the bottom of the unit,
and sew through the four
remaining beads. This completes the first CRAW unit.
2) Pick up three beads, and sew through the
edge bead your thread exited in the previous
step (a–b). Continue through c
the first new bead (b–c).
a
b
3) Pick up two beads, and sew back through the
next edge bead in the previous row and the bead
your thread exited at the start of this step (a–b).
Continue through the two new beads and the
following edge bead in the previous row (b–c).
b a
c
4) Pick up two beads, and sew through the last
two beads your thread exited in the previous
stitch and the first new bead. Continue working
a figure-8
thread path,
picking up
two beads per
stitch for the
rest of the row.
TUBULAR
1) Work a flat strip of right-angle weave
that is one stitch shorter than needed for the
desired circumference of the tube. Form the strip
into a ring, and exit an edge bead.
2) Add rounds, picking up three beads in the
first stitch, two beads in the subsequent stitches,
and one bead in the final stitch to join the first
and last stitches in the round.
WORKING MORE CRAW UNITS
1) Each new CRAW unit
3
is worked off of the top four
beads of the previous unit.
2
These beads are identified in
the figure at right. Sew through
the beadwork to exit one of
these top beads.
2) For the first stitch of the
new unit: Pick up three beads,
and sew through the top bead
your thread exited at the start
of this step. Continue through
the three beads just picked up.
Sew through the next top bead
in the previous unit.
3) For the second stitch of the
new unit: Pick up two beads,
4
1
and sew through the side bead in the previous
stitch, the top bead your thread exited at the
start of this stitch, and the next top bead in the
previous unit.
4) For the third stitch of the
new unit: Repeat step 3, and
continue through the side
bead in the first stitch of the
new unit.
5) For the fourth stitch of the
new unit: Pick up a bead, and
sew through the side bead in
the previous stitch and the top
bead in the previous unit.
6) To make the unit more stable, sew through the beadwork
to exit a top bead in the new
unit, and sew through all four
top beads. This completes the
new CRAW unit.
7) Repeat steps 2–6 for
the desired number of
CRAW units.
SUBSEQUENT ROWS
To make multiple rows, you’ll share the
beads along one edge of the CRAW units.
The shared edge beads are shown in purple
in the following photos.
1) Work as in “Working
more CRAW units” off the
four edge beads of the last
stitch in the previous row to
add a new unit. Exit the bottom bead of the new unit.
2) Pick up two beads, and
sew through the bottom edge
bead in the next unit of the
previous row. Sew through the
bead your thread exited at the
start of this step and the first
bead added in this stitch.
3) Pick up
two beads,
and sew
through the
edge bead of
the previous
unit in this row, the bead your thread exited at
the start of this step, the next bead of the previous stitch, and the center edge bead of the unit
in the previous row.
4) Pick up a bead, sew
through the center edge
bead of the previous
stitch, the bottom bead,
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the bead your thread exited at
the start of this step, and the
bead just added.
5) To complete the unit, sew
through the four top beads of
the new unit to stabilize them.
6) Continue working as in
steps 2–5 for the desired length.
WORKING A JOINING UNIT
A joining unit is used to connect two completed
CRAW units to each other. Units may be joined
end to end or perpendicular to one another (as
shown in the following photos).
1) Sew through the beadwork to exit a top bead
in one unit.
2) For the first stitch of the joining unit: Pick up
a bead, sew through the corresponding bead in
the other unit, pick up
a bead, and sew through
the bead your thread
exited at the start of this
step. Sew through the
first bead added and the
adjacent bead in the next
side. If you are joining
pieces at an angle, try to
do the stitches on the inside
of the angle first.
3) For the second stitch of the
joining unit: Pick up a bead,
and sew through the corresponding bead in the other
unit, the previous joining bead,
the bead your thread exited
at the start of this stitch,
and the bead just added.
Sew through the adjacent
bead in the next side.
4) For the third stitch of
the joining unit: Pick up
a bead, and sew through
the corresponding bead
in the other unit, the previous joining bead, the
bead your thread exited at the
start of this stitch, and the bead
just added. Sew through the
adjacent bead in the next side.
5) For the fourth stitch of the
joining unit: All beads are
already in place. Simply sew
through the four beads that
remain unconnected.
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Peyote stitch
FLAT EVEN-COUNT
1) Pick up an
TUBULAR
e
c
even number of
d
b
beads, leaving
a
the desired
length tail (a–b). These beads will shift to form
the first two rows as the third row is added.
2) To begin row 3, pick up a bead, skip the last
bead added in the previous step, and sew back
through the next bead, working toward the tail
(b–c). For each stitch, pick up a bead, skip a bead
in the previous row, and sew through the next
bead until you reach the first bead picked up
in step 1 (c–d). The beads added in this row are
higher than the previous rows and are referred
to as “up-beads.”
3) For each stitch in subsequent rows, pick up
a bead, and sew through the next up-bead in the
previous row (d–e). To count peyote stitch rows,
add the total number of beads along both
straight edges.
FLAT ODD-COUNT
Odd-count peyote is the same as even-count
peyote, except for the turn on odd-numbered
rows, where the last bead of the row can’t be
attached in the usual way because there is no
up-bead to sew through.
1) Begin as for flat even-count peyote, but pick
up an odd number of beads. Work row 3 as in
even-count, stopping before adding the last bead.
2) Work a
7
8
figure-8 turn at
the end of row
3: Sew through
2
the first bead
3
1
picked up in
step 1 (bead #1). Pick up the last bead of the row
you’re working on (bead #8), and sew through
beads #2, #3, #7,
#2, #1, and #8.
You can work the
figure-8 turn at
the end of each
odd-numbered
row, but this will cause this edge to be stiffer than
the other. Instead, in subsequent odd-numbered
rows, pick up the last bead of the row, sew under
the thread bridge between the last two edge beads,
and sew back through the last bead added to
begin the next row.
Tubular peyote stitch follows the same stitching
pattern as flat peyote, but instead of sewing back
and forth, work in rounds.
1) Pick up an even number
of beads, and tie them into a
ring with a square knot (see
“Square knot”), leaving the
Knot
desired length tail. If desired,
slide the ring onto a dowel.
2) Sew through the first bead in the ring. Pick up
a bead, skip a bead in the ring, and sew through the
next bead. Repeat to
Round 4
complete the round.
Round 3
3) To step up to start the
c
b
a
next round, sew through
the first bead added in
Round 1
this round (a–b).
Round 2
4) Pick up a bead, and
sew through the next bead in round 3 (b–c). Repeat
this stitch to complete the round.
5) Repeat steps 3 and 4 for the desired length tube.
ZIPPING UP OR
JOINING
To join two pieces of flat
peyote invisibly, match up
the two pieces so the end
rows fit together. “Zip up” the
pieces by zigzagging through
the up-beads on both ends.
Square stitch
1) String all the beads needed
for the first row, then pick up the first bead of the
second row. Sew through the last bead of the first
row and the first bead of the second row again.
Position the two beads side by side so that their
holes are parallel.
2) Pick up the next bead of row 2, and sew through
the corresponding bead in row 1 and the new bead
in row 2. Repeat across the row.
Find expanded instructions for basic techniques
online at FacetJewelry.com/Basics.
Melissa Grakowsky Shippee
December 2017
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8143 State Road 52
727-495-0803
440 Park Avenue
208-529-3696
CALIFORNIA • Solvang
FLORIDA • Lighthouse Point (Pompano)
ILLINOIS • Bloomington
INDIANA • Indianapolis
Formerly Kandra’s Beads
A full service bead store. Incredible selection of Japanese seed
beads! Lots of wonderful beads and great classes.
Open 7 days a week.
South Florida’s friendliest bead store. Tons of semi-precious,
pearls, Czech, Swarovski, sterling, tools and supplies.
Original lampwork beads. Classes and kits.
Check out our website for store location and class schedules.
Where beads are always blooming!
Offering the largest selection of natural stones,
Swarovski crystal and seed beads in the area.
We encourage all beaders with classes and on-site beading.
2000+ Sq. Ft. Bead and Jewelry Store, with staff willing to
serve. Beads, findings, classes, tools, & more. 1.5 miles from
Downtown. Free Parking. Open Mon - Fri 11-7 and Sat 11-5.
Closed Sundays. “Where Beads Become Jewelry”
www.miesbeads.com
www.BeadandArt.com
www.gardenofbeadin.info
www.heirloom-classics.com
MIE’S BEADS
1539 Mission Dr., Suite A
805-686-8804
BEAD & ART
5034 N. Federal Hwy.
954-418-3390
GARDEN OF BEADIN’
HEIRLOOM CLASSICS JEWELRY & BEADS
901 S. Eldorado Road
309-664-6000
1311 E. Prospect St.
317-495-1102
CALIFORNIA • Stockton
FLORIDA • Ocala
ILLINOIS • Chicago
INDIANA • Winona Lake
You’ll love our huge Swarovski selection; stone, pearls, pressed
glass and seed beads all sizes. Czech & Japanese including
Delicas. Instruction available; beginner to advanced.Check us
out at:
New 3,000 Sq. Ft. Location in Paddock Mall, (Near Macy’s)
Offering the area’s best selection of Miyuki & Toho seed beads,
Swarovski, Czech glass, GS, findings & more.
See our class & events schedule online.
Seed Bead & AIKO Specialists! Nationally renowned teachers.
Gary Wilson cabochons. Huge selection of Czech glass.
Swarovski crystal in 2XAB & special coats. DISCOUNT PRICES!
Open Tues. noon-8:00pm, Sat. 11:00am-4:00pm, or by appt.
Large selection of stone, glass and Japanese seed beads.
Findings and tools. Custom jewelry and repair. Classes and
parties year round. A hidden gem in a cozy lakeside town.
Find us on Facebook. Open Mon - Sat 10-6
www.beaddreams.biz
www.thebeadstrand.com
www.citybeadschicago.com
www.thebeadedpeacock.com
BEAD DREAMS (AROUND THE CORNER ON DORRIS PLACE) THE BEAD STRAND
2103 Pacific Ave.
209-464-2323
3100 SW College Rd.,
352-620-2323
CITY BEADS
3928 N Rockwell Street
312-316-1910
THE BEADED PEACOCK
805 East Canal St.
574-371-2777
COLORADO • Colorado Springs
FLORIDA • Orlando (College Park)
ILLINOIS • Cobden
Full service bead store with seed beads, Delicas, Czech beads,
gemstones, pearls and more. Located in northwest Colorado
Springs just 1 mile west of I-25 at Woodmen Rd.
Open Mon - Sat 10:00am-5:00pm and Thurs til 7:00pm
Bead Bar - Full Service Bead Stores - Central Florida’s
favorite since 1991. Huge inventory, talented staff, great
customer service, very competitive prices. A Beader’s Delight. A
must see in Orlando. Online catalog. Newsletter.
For all your beading needs. Ceramic, Czech glass, findings,
Since 1987. Broad range of stone, glass, seed beads,
wire, hemp, yarn, seed beads, gemstones and more!
pearls, metal & organics.
Classes available. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 12-6, Saturday Swarovski,
Proven instruction-creative environment. Open 7 days a week.
10-5 or by appointment.
www.beadsandneeds.com
www.beadbar.com
www.etsy.com/shop/southpassbeads
BEADS & NEEDS
BEAD BAR® FULL SERVICE BEAD STORES
205 W. Rockrimmon Blvd., Ste. B
719-599-3300
1319 Edgewater Dr.
407-426-8826
IOWA • Iowa City
www.beadologyiowa.com
SOUTHPASS BEADS & FIBERS
203 East Ash St.
618-893-6170
BEADOLOGY IOWA
220 E. Washington St.
319-338-1566
COLORADO • Fairplay
FLORIDA • Orlando (Maitland)
ILLINOIS • Deerfield
KENTUCKY • Louisville
Wide selection of beads & supplies.
Raku & lampwork beads made on site.
Daily 9:00am to 5:00pm. Vendors Wanted for Show.
Fairplay Bead & Fiber Show, 2nd weekend of August
Orlando’s premier teaching center and full service bead store.
Japanese seed beads, Swarovski products, gemstones, pearls,
thunder polished crystals, fine metals and mixed metal findings
and chain. Kits and a special order catalog available.
Welcome to our creative atmosphere and see the extensive
selection of Delicas, seed beads, crystals, stone beads,
findings & much, much more. We offer many classes and
workshops and have a friendly, knowledgeable staff.
Bead variety! Glass, gemstone, crystal, metals, wood, bone,
seed, Delicas, findings, books, minerals, wire, tools, supplies.
Classes. Tuesday - Saturday 10-6; Monday by appointment
www.backroombeads.com
www.BeadStoreOrlando.com
www.studiobeads.com
www.afterglowbeads.com
SOUTH PARK POTTERY & BACKROOM BEADS
417 Front Street
719-836-2698
BEADS ETC.
407-339-BEAD
(2323)
110 N Orlando Ave.
STUDIO BEADS
816 Waukegan Road
847-607-8702
AFTER GLOW LAPIDARY & BEADS
3816 Shelbyville Road
502-893-6060
COLORADO • Wheat Ridge
FLORIDA • Sarasota
ILLINOIS • Des Plaines (Near O’Hare)
LOUISIANA • New Orleans
Everything for the Bead Weaver’s needs! Friendly, helpful staff
here 7 days a week. Czech & Japanese seed beads,
semi-precious, Swarovski, metal beads & charms, findings,
chain, tools & much more! Catalog, map & more info online.
Offering a great selection Swarovski Crystals & Pearls, Seed
Beads,Firepolish, Preciosa, Gem Stones, and Findings. We are
full-service with great prices & the friendliest gals in town. Take
one of our many classes or sit and bead with us.
Best selection & prices! Swarovski®, stone, pearls.
Czech glass & 2-hole beads. Japanese, Czech seeds.
GF, SS, base metal findings, beads & 200+ chains.
Leather, tools, friendly help. Mon - Sat 10-6; Tues til 8
French Quarter’s Bead Store, Pearls, Semi-precious & Glass
Beads, Bali, Thai, Silver Findings, Tools, Lamp worked Glass
Beads by Local Artists. The Artist Market has 2 entrances, 85
French Market Pl. (across from Flea Market), the other below.
www.ornabead.com
www.donnasbeads.com
www.bodaciousbeadschicago.com
ORNAMENTAL BEADS LLC
5712 West 38th Avenue
303-567-2222
DONNA’S BEADS
2717 Beneva Road
941-444-7457
BODACIOUS BEADS
1942 River Road
847-699-7959
THE ARTIST MARKET AND BEAD SHOP
1228 Decatur St.
504-561-0046
CONNECTICUT • Montville
FLORIDA • Tampa
ILLINOIS • Downers Grove
MARYLAND • Annapolis (Edgewater)
Nature’s Art Village has over 5 million BEADS and counting!
Plus semi-precious stones, crystals, Miyuki Seeds, complete
wire wrapping supplies, hot new classes & Expert Staff!
Open 7 days, 10am-6pm.
KNOWN FOR THE LARGEST SEED BEAD COLLECTION IN THE
TAMPA BAY AREA! Over 950 Delica colors, 107 Tila colors,
SuperDuos & more! Huge selection of gemstones, freshwater
pearls & Swarovski crystals. Visit website for hours & classes.
Largest selection of Swarovski in Illinois! 5,000 sq. ft. of
gemstone, findings, chain, leather, Bali, pearls, porcelain,
enamel, Chinese crystal, bone, pewter, Beadalon, TierraCast,
classes & more! Beaders Welcome. Mon - Fri 10-5, Sat 12-4
We offer a diverse selection of gemstones, freshwater pearls,
Swarovski crystals, seed beads, Czech, vintage & Venetian
glass, chain, findings, Hill Tribe, wire, tools, supplies.Classes,
studio space & parties. Tues - Fri 10-6, Wed 10-7, Sat 9-5
www.NaturesArtVillage.com
www.ebeads.com
www.jbcbeads.com
www.thetwistedbead.com
ABSOLUTE BEAD SHOP AT NATURE’S ART VILLAGE
1650 Route 85
860-443-4367
BEADS!
beads@ebeads.com
12807 W. Hillsborough Ave., Ste. H 813-258-3900
J.B.C. BEADS
1035 Havens Ct.
630-963-0460
THE TWISTED BEAD
9 Lee Airpark Dr., Suite B3
410-956-5529
CONNECTICUT • Niantic
FLORIDA • West Palm Beach
ILLINOIS • Frankfort
MASSACHUSETTS • Chelmsford
NEW LOCATION! Take a trip to the seashore and find all
the beads you need! Two-hole heaven, Shibori, Soutache,
Toho & Miyuki seed beads, Czech beads, kits and more!
Mon - Sat 10-6, Thurs 10-8, Sun 11-5
Capture the complete beading experience at FL’s largest, most
COMPLETE bead shop since 1990. Meet Glenda, Beadwork’s
2014 Designer of the Year! Go wild in 2300 sq. ft. of beads.
Hundreds of original classes not taught elsewhere.
Bali silver, crystals, chain maille supplies, Kumihimo
supplies, charms & more. Many project ideas available.
Individual attention is our specialty! Classes available.
Open Tues - Sat 10-5. Closed Sun & Mon.
1,500 sq. ft. of amazing beads, findings and handmade
jewelry! Featuring Miyuki, Swarovski, gemstone, vintage
beads and much more!
www.thistlebeads.com
www.beadsgonewild.com
www.beadsgaloreandmore.net
www.beadlesbeadboutique.com
THISTLE BEADS, LLC
Find us on Facebook!
24 Pennsylvania Ave.
BEADS GONE WILD - CRYSTAL CREATIONS
860-739-6552
4058 FOREST HILL BLVD
561-649-9909
BEADS GALORE & MORE
7220 W. Benton Dr.
815-464-7161
18 Central Square
978-244-0233
FLORIDA • Cape Coral
GEORGIA • Blue Ridge
Unique Bead Store with complimentary coffee & soothing
music. Miyuki seed beads, Swarovski crystals, Czech glass,
semi-precious stones, Tagua beads, Greek leather, tools &
findings. Handcrafted jewelry/gifts. Classes & birthday parties.
Satisfy your need to bead!
River is a collection of handcrafted jewelry,
Delightful selection of beads, findings, tools, supplies & classes. Rustic
Vintaj Natural Brass, specialty beads & unique finds.
Unique art glass from local artists. Studio work
Our
shop
is inspired by nature. Open 7 days a week.
space with a helpful staff. Check us out at:
Cental Massachusetts’ Premier Bead Store Since 2003
•Incredible Selection • Amazing Prices & Quality • Classes
•In-Store Work Table • Parties • Friendly Knowledgeable Staff
•Girl Scout Projects • Ladies Night Out • Beading Bee
www.beadedenvisions.com
www.jumpingmousebeads.com
www.artofbeads.com
BEADED ENVISIONS
130 Del Prado Blvd., Ste. 7
239-673-6096
FLORIDA • Clearwater (Indian Rocks Beach)
JUMPING MOUSE BEADS
781 E. Main St.
ILLINOIS • Galena
BEADLES
MASSACHUSETTS • Leominster
www.rusticriverfinds.com
706-276-1215
109 N. Main St.
815-776-0043
ART OF BEADS
43 Main Street
978-840-1155
ILLINOIS • Oak Park
MASSACHUSETTS • Mansfield
Full service bead store offering a unique selection of beads,
full service bead store northeast of Atlanta!
findings, wire, tools, buttons, books and seaside gifts. Classes/ New
Swarovski, Czech, seed beads and vintage crystal and glass
Parties/Workspace. Custom torch-fired enamels.
beads. Exit 129 on I-85. Check out our website for classes.
Friendly and knowledgeable staff, offering seed beads,
semi-precious, Czech glass beads and more. Beading supplies,
tools, findings and tips. Birthday parties, classes, repairs. Space
to “stay and play.” Open 7 days, visit website for hours.
Full service shop with a fine, upscale selection of beads, findings, wire & tools. Original lampwork beads. Classes, workspace & artistic support. Bulk prices on precious metal beads
& Swarovski crystals. Tribal textiles & lampworking classes.
www.island-cove.com
www.beadinhand.com
www.BeadCache.com
ISLAND COVE BEADS & GALLERY
1519 Gulf Blvd., Ste. 4
727-510-1657
GEORGIA • Braselton
RUSTIC RIVER FINDS
www.beadjoux.com
BEADJOUX
6750 Hwy. 53, Suite 103
706-658-0007
BEAD IN HAND
145 Harrison Street
708-848-1761
BEADCACHE
457 N. Main St.
508-339-3330
FLORIDA • Davie (Ft. Lauderdale area)
GEORGIA • MARIETTA
ILLINOIS • Palatine
MICHIGAN • Berkley
Voted the best bead store in So. FL. Largest selection of natural
stones, freshwater pearls, Bali & Thai silver, crystals, Czech
glass & seed beads. Extensive classes with patient teachers.
Centrally located. New 3,200 sq. ft. facility.
1 mile east of the “Big Chicken”, just off I-75, Exit 263. Huge
selection of Swarovski, Gemstones, Pearls, etc. from which to
choose. Hours: Monday-Friday 12:00 to 6:00, Saturday 12:00
to 5:00, closed Sunday.
A culturally-diverse selection of beads, jewelry and
gift items from around the world, specializing in
ancient and new Indonesian beads. Jewelry repair books - findings - body jewelry - classes - piercings.
Up to 50% off retail prices. Authorized Swarovski reseller.
Large selection of Artistic Wire, sterling and gold-filled findings,
Scale Maille, tools, Czech glass, findings, stringing materials,
more. We welcome guilds, large groups and individual artists.
BEAD NEED
BEAD DREAMS LLC
www.beadworldbeads.com
www.munrocrafts.com
5735 S. University Drive
954-880-0880
1478 ROSWELL RD
BEAD WORLD
8 S. Brockway
847-776-BEAD (2323)
MUNRO CRAFTS
3954 12 Mile Rd.
248-544-1590
FacetJewelry.com/BeadAndButton
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MICHIGAN • Farmington (Downtown)
NEW HAMPSHIRE • Concord
NEW YORK • New York City
OREGON • Portland
Low prices • Friendly service • Unique selection.
A wide variety of beads & components including semiprecious
stones & Czech glass to artist pieces, seed beads, designer
brass lines & more. Ask for your free “Bead Addiction” card!
Bead therapy! A plethora of beautiful, unique beads stone, pearl, Swarovski crystal, glass, sterling, gold-filled,
Japanese seeds, and so much more. Classes, parties,
worktables. Open Tues - Sun. Online shop now open.
From Beads to Chains to Sew-On and more. Beads World is
your one stop shop for all beading supplies. Quality selections
in the heart of NYC’s fashion district. We’re on 38th St.,
between 5th & 6th Ave. Mon - Fri 9-7, Sat - Sun 10-6
Retail/wholesale: Sterling, Gold Filled, Brass, Pewter,
Chain, Beads and Findings.
www.facebook.com/beadbohemia
www.beadit.biz
www.beadsworldusa.com
WWW.DAVABEAD.COM
BEAD BOHEMIA
33321 Grand River Ave.
248-474-9264
BEAD IT!
146 N. Main St.
603-223-0146
BEADS WORLD
57 West 38th St.
212-302-1199
DAVA BEAD AND TRADE, INC.
2470 NE Sandy Blvd.
877-962-3282
MICHIGAN • Frankenmuth
NEW HAMPSHIRE • Epping
NEW YORK • Rochester
Michigan’s largest bead store! Walls of unique Czech glass,
seed beads, natural stones, vintage brass stamping, leather,
chain, Swarovski crystal, charms. Also carry findings, unique
clasps, tools, patterns and kits! Open 7 days. FREE classes!
Huge selection of semi-precious & precious gemstone beads,
Pearls, Swarovski, Czech & Kazuri beads. Wide selection of
seed beads from top manufacturers. Diverse choice of findings,
chain, and wire. Custom cutting & drilling. Classes.
Bangles, baubles & bright shiny beads for any bead & jewelry Located in Historic Multnomah Village.
lover! Friendly, warm, creative atmosphere. Extensive selection
Unique pearls, crystals, glass, stone, shells & more!
of semi precious, pearls, seed beads, Hill Tribe Silver, tools &
Come visit our friendly staff for all your beading needs.
findings. New items weekly. Classes & parties.
www.beadhaven.com
www.SanterresStones.com
www.beadbreakout.com (Easy access from Rte 590)
BEAD HAVEN
925 S. Main St. E-1 (River Place)
989-652-3566
SANTERRE’S STONES ‘N STUFF
275 Calef Highway (Rte 125)
603-734-4322
BEAD BREAKOUT
2314 Monroe Avenue
OREGON • Portland
585-271-2340
VILLAGE BEADS
7807 SW Capitol Highway
503-244-1821
MICHIGAN • Grand Haven
NEW HAMPSHIRE • Wakefield
NEW YORK • White Plains
PENNSYLVANIA • Audubon
The largest bead store on the lakeshore offering an extensive
selection of beading and jewelry-making supplies including
silver clay, metalsmithing and lampworking supplies.
Classes, parties & open workstations. Open daily.
Gemstone beads and cabochons. Full color spectrum of Czech
glass. Japanese seed beads. S-Lon cord.
Custom Kumihimo jewelry kits. Anita’s “Daily Bracelet” kits.
One mile off Route 16. Watch for blue highway sign. AnitaNH.com
Westchester County’s largest full service bead store!
Knowledgeable staff, classes, parties, free workspace, easy
parking. A haven for stringers AND weavers! Open 7 days a
week. Find us on Facebook.
Let your creativity blossom in our cozy country setting. Classes,
parties, oh-so-pretty sparkly things, and most of all, fun!
One-stop shopping. Open workshop environment. Artisan/bead
addict, owned & operated.
www.thecreativefringe.com
AnitaNH.com
www.beadeverything.com
www.buttercupbeads.com
THE CREATIVE FRINGE
210 Washington Ave.
616-296-0020
ANITA’S BEADS
2517 Wakefield Road (Rte. 153)
603-522-6529
BEAD EVERYTHING
175 E. Post Road
914-644-8191
BUTTERCUP BEADS
1123 Pawlings Rd.
484-524-8231
MICHIGAN • Royal Oak
NEW HAMPSHIRE • Wilton
NORTH CAROLINA • Asheville/Buncombe Co.
PENNSYLVANIA • Havertown
Specializing in beading & jewelry making supplies. Swarovski
Crystals, Semi-Precious, Czech, Metal, Bone, Wood, Seed,
Acrylic Beads, Findings. For more Info, visit our website.
Beautiful quality beads to inspire your creativity & accentuate
your style. Emphasis on European beads, Czech-pressed glass,
crystal, seed, pearls, semi-precious. Artisan created jewelry for
fine gift giving. Ample parking. Weds - Sat 9-5:30, Sun 11-4
Asheville’s premier full-service bead store of 25+ years.
Largest selection of seed beads, ancient trade & vintage
beads in the region. Pearls, gemstones, crystals, etc.
plus all the supplies you need. Classes/parties/workspace.
Full-service bead store. Friendly, knowledgable staff. Buy
to-go or create in-store. Classes, parties, group outings.
Tues & Thur 12-7, Wed & Fri 10-6, Sat 10-5, Sun 11-3,
Closed Mon.
www.sunscrystal.com
ladybeadandrook.com
www.chevronbeads.com
www.thebeadgarden.com
SUN’S CRYSTAL & BEAD SUPPLY
28056 Woodward Ave.
248-554-1330
LADYBEAD AND ROOK @ THE RIVERVIEW MILL ARTIST SHOP
29 Howard Street
603-654-2805
CHEVRON TRADING POST & BEAD CO.
40 N. Lexington Ave.
828-236-2323
THE BEAD GARDEN
2122 Darby Road
610-449-2699
MICHIGAN • Traverse City
NEW JERSEY • Bergenfield (Only miles from NYC)
NORTH CAROLINA • Durham
PENNSYLVANIA • Media
Your Up North bead store. A myriad of beads, from worldwide
antiquities to local artists. One of the largest selections of
beads, Swarovski, Sterling, gold, gemstones, findings.
See our Legacy Bead Museum - 5000 years of beads.
Visit East Coast’s premier bead shop. 3,000+ colors/styles
of Japanese seed beads, glass, crystal, semi-precious,
lampwork & more. Classes by local & nationally known artists.
Extensive inventory for unlimited possibilities!
Express your creative energies without exhausting your pocket.
A Bead Show every day! Durham’s largest & affordable
selection of quality beads & findings.
Visit our famous $5 a strand wall.
An artistic venue that prides itself on a vast selection
of beads and findings to encourage your creativity.
Customers always come first and always return.
www.nawbinbeads.com
www.beadsbyblanche.com
www.rareearthbeads.com
www.bluesantabeads.net
NAWBIN BEADS
925 E. Front St.
231-932-9514
BEADS BY BLANCHE
106 N. Washington Ave.
201-385-6225
RARE EARTH BEAD SHOP
2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.
919-342-5966
1165 W. Baltimore Pike
610-892-2740
MINNESOTA • St. Paul
NEW JERSEY • Collingswood
Seed beads (Czech & Japanese), Delicas, Swarovski, art glass
– a beader’s paradise! Bone, stone, pearls, leather, books,
findings & tools. Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat 10-5, or by appt.
Beader’s Ecstasy! Huge inventory Miyuki seed beads, Delicas, We are a full service bead shop that offers a unique variety of
Swarovski, Hill Tribe, Vintage, Fibers. Fabulous flamework/
Swarovski, tools, findings, stringing supplies, books,
metal smithing studio w/classes & rental. Loom weaving, wire beads,
magazines, etc. Mon. - Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-4.
wrapping, PMC. Classes, supplies, parties, repairs.
Treasures from pearls, beads & findings found around the
globe, to lampwork beads made right here in the Lowcountry!
Delica, Swarovski, Softflex & many trusted brands. Owner
Steve Mardell teaches wirework, beading, lampwork & more.
www.beadstorm.com
www.jubilibeadsandyarns.com
www.hightidebeads.com
STORMCLOUD TRADING (BEADSTORM)
725 Snelling Ave. N.
651-645-0343
JUBILI BEADS & YARNS®
713 Haddon Ave.
NORTH CAROLINA • Forest City
BLUE SANTA BEADS
www.offthebeadedpathbeadstore.com
856-858-7844
OFF THE BEADED PATH
2270 US Hwy. 74A STE 509
828-245-0306
SOUTH CAROLINA • Hilton Head Island
HIGH TIDE BEADS
32 Palmetto Bay Road, Ste. A7
843-686-4367
MISSOURI • Branson
NEW JERSEY • Lambertville
NORTH CAROLINA • Mooresville
SOUTH CAROLINA • Mt. Pleasant
Be PLUM overwhelmed by our thousands of bead
strands in historic downtown Branson. A beading BAZAAR
of bead wire, findings, chain, and supplies. Open 7 days/
week year round, 9:30-5:30. plumbazaar.etsy.com
Extensive selection of f/w pearls, Swarovski crystals, semi-precious
stones; Czech glass beads. Sterling silver box clasps with unusual &
vintage elements; unique sterling, vermeil, findings. Classes. Daily
11:00AM-6:00PM, Friday and Saturday until 9PM seasonally.
Full service. Classes, handmade jewelry & supplies. Parties,
Girls Night Out, BYOB Socials (bring your own beads), seed
beads, gemstones, Vintage jewelry & components, Swarovski,
sterling, gold filled & Vermeil findings. Mon - Sat 10am-6pm
6 mi. from Charleston. Y’all will love our prices & selection of
semi-preciouus gemstones, Swarovski, Sterling, Czech glass,
shell, freshwater pearls, books, metals and more. Beginners
assisted. Designers thrilled. Volume discounts. Visit us on FB.
www.plumbazaar.com
www.sojourner.biz
www.aintmissbeadhaven.com
www.countrybumpkinarts.com
PLUM BAZAAR
123 E. Main St.
417-337-PLUM (7586)
SOJOURNER
26 Bridge Street
609-397-8849
AIN’T MISS BEAD HAVEN
138 N. Main St.
BEADS & BRUSHSTROKES BY COUNTRY BUMPKIN ARTS
704-746-9278
918-C Lansing Dr.
843-884-8808
MISSOURI • Springfield
NEW JERSEY • Point Pleasant
OHIO • Cincinnati (Harrison)
Come in to Springfield’s largest bead store for findings, seed
beads and semi-precious bead strands for unique creations. We
have tools for beading, metal stamping, and leather crafts.
Classes are taught by resident experts. Mon-Sat. 9am-6pm.
Ocean County’s largest full service bead store. Huge selection
of Swarovski, semi-precious, Czech crystal; largest selection
around of seed beads. All the new two-hole beads, Delicas,
Charlottes and much more. Many classes available.
“The West sideís original Bead Shop.” Create your own jewelry For happy thoughts discover The Mercantile.
from our ever-growing selection of Swarovski crystal,
glass beads, seed beads, craft wire, larger stones.
semi-precious strands, glass, metals, pendants, lampwork, clay Czech
beads & tools. 1-on-1 project assistance, classes & parties too. Offering over 250 classes and so much more.
www.springfieldleather.com
BeadDazzlePoint.com
www.followyourbeadedbliss.com
SPRINGFIELD LEATHER & TOUCHSTONE BEADS
1463 S Glenstone
800-668-8515
BEAD DAZZLE
2319 Bridge Avenue
BEADED BLISS
732-295-6679
SOUTH CAROLINA • Pendleton
www.themercantilestore.com
ALWAYS FOLLOW YOUR BLISS
1151 Stone Drive, #E-5
513-202-1706
THE MERCANTILE
149 East Queen St.
864-646-9431
MONTANA • Billings
NEW JERSEY • Point Pleasant
OHIO • Columbus (Gahanna)
SOUTH CAROLINA • Surfside Beach
Billings’ largest bead store and getting bigger. Semi-precious,
pearls, Swarovski crystals, Delicas, Czech glass, shell & metal
beads. Silver & gold findings, tools, books and supplies. Free
basic classes. Weekly workshops. Open 10-6 daily.
Friendliest Bead Shop Around! Free Beginner Lessons. Offers
Classes, Kits, Friday Night Beading. Open Beading Daily
(Except Class Days). Swarovski, 1,000+ Mikukis, Toho, Czech
Seed Beads. New Czech 2-hole Beads, World Class Instructors. Artisan focals, uncommon findings, fair trade beads and all the
usual suspects await you at central Ohio’s most unique bead
shop. Knowledgeable and friendly staff stand ready to help, or
take one of our classes to jump start your creativity.
We offer “classes on demand” for all levels. We have an in
store glass studio & specialize in Kumihimo, Aluminum Wire &
Beading FUN. We have lots of unique beads & beading kits for
your beading pleasure! LEARN • CREATE • INSPIRE
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BUY THE BEAD
670 King Park Drive
406-651-8831
LUCY’S BEAD BOUTIQUE
3241 ROUTE 88
848-232-3690
GAHANNA BEAD STUDIO
1028 N. Hamilton Rd.
614-933-8948
BEACH BEADS & GLASS STUDIO
1918 Highway 17 North
843-839-9808
NEVADA • Henderson (Las Vegas)
NEW MEXICO • Albuquerque
OHIO • Columbus (Powell)
TENNESSEE • Chattanooga
Serving the Las Vegas community with the largest variety
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workshops. Minutes from the strip.
For store hours check our website:
Voted Albuquerque’s best bead shop. Largest selection of
imported, ethnic, glass and gemstone beads in New Mexico.
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Volume discounts. Mon-Sat 11-6 (at least), Sun. 12:30-5.
Full service bead store & more: Jewelry making , Knitting,
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www.stonemountainbeads.com
STONE MOUNTAIN BEAD GALLERY
www.bloominbeadsetc.com
702-432-BEAD (2323)
1590 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy. #160
4008 Central Ave. S.E.
NEVADA • Las Vegas
NEW YORK • Dobbs Ferry
OKLAHOMA • Broken Arrow
TEXAS • Arlington
Nevada’s Most Comprehensive Bead Store. Catering to all
beading disciplines. Huge selection of findings, pressed glass,
seed beads. Full line of Swarovski. Free Classes Daily.
Hours: Mon - Sat 10am-6pm; Sun closed.
Importer direct from Thailand, Indonesia, India and China. A
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-sale and Retail. Jewelry making parties, workshop and repair.
Beads to Beat the Band! Beads take center stage in our
showroom and classroom. Whether you are looking for a
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Arlington’s largest bead store. Delicas, shaped beads, seed
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www.bangkokbead.com
www.beadlesbeadshop.com
www.wildbeads.net
BEAD JUNGLE
BEAD HAVEN LAS VEGAS
7575 W. Washington Ave. #131
702-233-2450
BANGKOK BEAD
10 Cedar St.
505-260-1121
914-693-3399
BLOOMIN’ BEADS, ETC.
4040 Presidential Parkway
THE BEADLES
114 W. Dallas St.
740-917-9008
918-806-8945
BEAD-THERAPY
1420 McCallie Ave.
WILD BEADS
2833 Galleria Dr.
423-509-1907
817-652-3232
NEVADA • Las Vegas
NEW YORK • East Rochester
OREGON • Dorena
TEXAS • Dallas
Visiting Las Vegas? We’re the store you’re looking for! State’s
largest bead shop, carrying the biggest inventory of quality
beads and findings, all priced right. Volume discounts available.
Open six days, 10 to 6. (Closed Sunday) Large, bright, full service bead store. Wide selection of
Czech glass, Swarovski, semi-precious stones, quality findings
and much more! Featuring unique beads and components
by local and American artisans.
Specializing in “Quality” glass beads from the Czech Republic
and Japan in many sizes. We also offer a variety of authentic
trade beads, Delicas & hex. Mon.-Sat. 10-5.
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SERIOUSLY UNIQUE BEADS: Gemstone beads (inc. diamond,
ruby, sapphire, opal), pearls, art-glass beads, seed beads,
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www.letsbead.com
www.bakerbay.com
www.beadingdreams.com
DISCOUNT BEADS
4266 S. Durango Drive, Suite G/H
72
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702-360-4266
LET’S BEAD!
349 W. Commercial St.
585-586-6550
BAKER BAY BEADS
35655 Shoreview Dr.
541-942-3941
BEADING DREAMS
5629 W. Lovers Lane
214-366-1112
TEXAS • Pearland (So. of Houston)
WASHINGTON • Spokane
WISCONSIN • Racine
CANADA–ON • Newmarket
Excellent selection Swarovski crystal, semi-precious stones
& silver, gold-filled & copper findings. Beading classes with
helpful, friendly instructors. Special orders welcome.
World class bead collection. We feature a huge selection of
gemstone, Czech, pearl, unusual ethnic, antique, seed & Delica
beads and beading supplies. An amazing array.
The latest styles & colors. Japanese seed beads, Swarovski
crystals & pearls, sterling silver, freshwater pearls, kits & semiprecious. Helpful, fun staff. Extensive classes. We’re between
Milwaukee & Chicago in a charming historic area. 7 days/wk.
Full assortment Japanese seeds & Delicas, Swarovskis & more.
Notions, kits, tons of books, classes, friendly service.
45 minutes north of Toronto.
www.funkyhannahs.com
www.thatbeadlady.com
www.abcraftypeople.com
ANTIQUES BEADS & CRAFTY PEOPLE
WONDERS OF THE WORLD IN THE FLOUR MILL FUNKY HANNAH’S BEADS
VIRGINIA • Richmond
WISCONSIN • Brookfield
WISCONSIN • Sheboygan
CANADA–ON • Sudbury
Inspiring, fun, full-supply bead store.
Glass, stones, sterling, gold filled, charms & findings.
If you can’t find it, ask. We probably have it!
Specializing in Austrian crystals, unusual stone beads, exquisite
pearls, CZ’s & PMC related products, vintage reproduction
beads. PMC certification, wire work, beading & specialty
classes. Mon-Thu 10-8, Fri 10-6, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4
Offering a wide variety of beads, findings, tools, books and
more. Workspace, tools and a friendly, knowledgeable staff.
Create right in the store! Classes and special events.
Tues-Wed 10-5, Thur-Fri 10-7, Sat 10-5. Closed Sun & Mon
i-Bead is Northern Ontario’s largest bead and craft supply store.
Specializing in Czech and Japanese glass beads and Native
American craft supplies. Shop in store & online.
WWW.iBEADCANADA.COM
www.BanglesandBeads.net
www.eclecticabeads.com
www.jsmbeadcoop.com
2517 Broadway St.
BANGLES & BEADS, INC.
3322 W. Cary St.
281-997-3600
804-355-6118
621 W. Mallon Ave.
ECLECTICA
18900 W. Bluemound Rd.
509-325-2867
262-641-0910
324 Main Street
JSM BEAD COOP
1511 South 12th St.
262-634-6088
920-208-BEAD (2323)
THAT BEAD LADY
390 Davis Dr.
I-BEAD INC
819 Hwy 17 E. Wahnapitae
905-954-1327
877-22-iBEAD
VIRGINIA • Virginia Beach
WISCONSIN • Brookfield
WISCONSIN • Stoughton
CANADA–ON • Toronto
A friendly bead store offering affordable beads & findings.
You’ll find a great selection of glass, gemstones,
wood & seed beads, charms, precious metal & non-tarnish
wire, Swarovski, stringing supplies, tools & more!
New Location! Tremendous selection. Swarovski crystal,
Bali Silver, Pearls, gemstones, Czech glass & lampwork
beads, Delica & seed beads, findings, tools, books & more.
Open 7 days a week.
Unique beads, charms & findings. Locally-made clay beads,
ancient & large-hole beads. Tons of leather & chain! Wide
selection of fun kits. DIY creative space. Metal stamping.
Classes too! Only 15 minutes from Madison or I-90.
Huge selection! Czech & Japanese Seed beads, two-hole
shaped beads, Swarovski, Firepolish, Stone, Pearls, findings,
tools, etc. Dedicated classroom and studios. Enter
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www.diakonosdesigns.com
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VIRGINIA BEACH BEADS
2262 Seashore Shoppes
757-333-7235
MIDWEST BEAD & SUPPLY
19115 W. Capitol Dr., Suite 118
DIAKONOS DESIGNS-FAITH INSPIRED ART
262-781-7670
187 E. Main Street
608-873-0210
BEADFX
19 Waterman Ave., Unit 2
877-473-2323
WASHINGTON • Lacey
WISCONSIN • Brookfield
WISCONSIN • Sun Prairie (Madison)
CANADA–ON • Toronto
The world’s largest selection of beads! Czech pressed glass,
seed beads, Preciosa crystal, findings, sterling, charms, books
and more! Open 9am to 6pm 7 days a week!
Create the jewelry you want to wear!
Limited Edition Designer Jewelry kits. Free assistance from our
knowledgeable staff. Well lit design area to create in.
Mon - Thur 10-8, Fri 10-6, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4
Full-service bead shop. Featuring classes, large selection
of beads, books, tools, etc. Specializing in PMC and
semi-precious stone. Mon - Fri 10-8, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4
Toronto’s best kept beading secret! The John Bead & Craft
Outlet is HUGE! Over 6,000 square feet of beads, crystals,
pearls, components, craft supplies, native craft, finished jewelry
and so much more. Open 7 days a week. www.shipwreckbeads.com
www.eclecticabeads.com
www.meant-to-bead.com
www.johnbeadoutlet.com
SHIPWRECK BEADS
8560 Commerce Pl Dr NE
360-754-2323
THE BEAD STUDIO
18900 W. Bluemound Rd.
262-641-0910
MEANT TO BEAD
110 Columbus St.
608-837-5900
WASHINGTON • Port Townsend
WISCONSIN • Madison
WISCONSIN • Wausau
A great selection of beads, books, charms, findings, tools
and more. Everything you need or desire plus charms
designed by Lois! Open daily. Extraordinary Service by
Extraordinary Beaders.
Come see Madison’s premier west-side bead store. Our friendly
staff and great selection are what make us the favorite! Lots of
seed beads, gemstones, Czech glass, classes galore & more!
Mon 11-5, Tue-Fri 11-7, Sat 11-5, Sun 11-3
Large selection of semi-precious stones, unique pearls, Lucite,
yarn, silk ribbon. metal, chain, sterling silver, pewter. Classes
available. Wed - Sat 11-5; Tues 11-6; Closed Sun & Mon
Google Beads Wausau. Find me on Instagram & Facebook
www.wynwoods.com
www.madisonbead.com
www.stonedandwiredllc.com
WYNWOODS GALLERY & BEAD STUDIO
940 Water St
360-385-6131
MADISON BEAD COMPANY
515 S. Midvale Blvd., Ste. 2
608-274-0104
STONED & WIRED LLC
221 Scott St.
715-210-3165
WASHINGTON • Spokane
WISCONSIN • Portage
CANADA-MB • Winnipeg
3,400 sq. ft. of the finest and largest bead selection and
supplies in the area. Friendly atmosphere and staff. Offering
3 classes per week. Open daily. Always your true north.
We go beyond your bead needs. See us on Facebook.
A great bead shop with experienced teacher. Classes, birthday
parties, good selection of beads, stone, Czech glass, seed
beads and interesting focal pieces. Open beading when classes
are not in session. Mon - Fri 10-6, Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4
Winnipeg’s premiere full service bead store with the largest
selection of high quality beads, stones, crystals, wire, chain,
metal, tools, delicas, findings, workshops & more!
www.beyondbeadsnorth.com
www.prairieflowerbeads.com
www.pocoinspired.com
BEYOND BEADS NORTH
7452 N. Division St.
509-482-0674
PRAIRIE FLOWER BEADS LLC
210 W. Cook St.
608-742-5900
POCO INSPIRED INC
495 D MADISON ST (rear)
JOHN BEAD OUTLET
20 Bertrand Avenue
416-757-9554
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Beads Gone Wild.............................. 69
•John Bead Corp.............................. 75
• Soft Flex Company........................ 44
Adornable Elements ......................... 29
•Beadsmith ...................................... 46
Leslee Frumin ................................... 69
•Starman, Inc. .................................. 42
Ain’t Miss Bead Haven .................... 32
Charm Factory ................................ 69
•Lima Beads ...................................... 7
T-Beads ............................................ 41
Anne Choi ........................................ 69
Clasmeyer Studios ........................... 41
Manek-Manek Beads ....................... 69
Unicorne Beads, Inc.......................... 41
Annie’s Bead Shoppe ........................ 32
Cynthia Rutledge ............................ 69
Monsterslayer, Inc ............................ 36
Wild Beads ....................................... 32
Baker Bay Bead Company ................ 32
Equatoria ......................................... 32
•Pandahall.com ........................... 16-17
Wire & Cable Specialties, Inc........... 31
Bead Creative ................................... 32
Filigree & Me .................................. 41
Paragon Industries, Inc. .................... 69
Xuron Corporation .......................... 41
Bead Everything ............................... 32
•Fire Mountain Gems ...................... 76
PJ Tool and Supply. .......................... 37
Bead Xchange .................................. 45
G-S Supplies, Inc. ............................. 55
Potomac Bead Company .................. 29
Bead&Button Books ........................ 47
•Garan-Beadajio ........................ 22, 43
•Preciosa ............................................ 9
•Bead&Button Show 2018 ................ 8
•Gem & Lapidary Wholesalers ........ 41
Ranger Industries ............................. 47
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•Horsman Ltd. ................................... 3
Royalwood Ltd ................................ 69
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Beading by the Beach ....................... 32
Innovative Bead Expos, The ............. 55
School of Beadwork ......................... 69
Beads by the Bay .............................. 32
JBB International Ltd. ...................... 36
• Shipwreck Beads ............................. 2
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anything goes
Empowering a world
of women with beads
by Diane Jolie
Founder Damian Jones
(above) served as a Peace
Corps volunteer in Nepal
for four years before he
conceptualized Aid Through
Trade as a long-term solution
for income generation.
a
visit to Nepal changed
Damian Jones and the lives
of countless women throughout
the region. When Jones, then
a primary school science and math
teacher in the Peace Corps, visited
Kathmandu Valley in the late
1980s, he recognized a basic reality:
“Women’s lives changed dramatically when they had an income.”
Armed with this simple truth,
Jones set out to empower a world
of craftspeople with an economic
opportunity. Unlike so many others
before him, Jones was determined
to work with artisans fairly, with
the goal to treat them with dignity
and compensate them justly.
His efforts led him to found
Aid Through Trade in 1993.
Aid Through Trade is a fair trade
business that produces and distributes the Original Roll-On Bracelet,
which is handmade by artisans
in Nepal. It took them two years
to design the bead crochet classic,
and develop a wholesale distribution
network to make it a viable product
in the demanding world market.
“Aid Through Trade is a pioneer
in the fashion world,” Jones tells
us, “bringing fair trade jewelry to
New York Fashion Week throughout the ’90s, during a time when
no one even knew what the term
fair trade meant.”
Jones continues fighting the good
fight as he runs the daily operation
of Aid Through Trade, now
approaching it’s 25th anniversary.
Currently, he works with 200+
artisans, primarily women, in
Nepal along with a lean team in
Annapolis, MD. Together they
design, market, and sell original,
handcrafted beadwork worldwide.
Even when demand is down, Jones
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February 2018
“My objective in life is to do
this [Aid Through Trade] work
and to send my son to school.
Nothing more than that,” says
Mangali Chaudhary (above).
and his group always has work for
the artisans, providing not only
a steady income, but hope for many
in dire situations. “My life is struggle
because [in our society] a daughter
is not equal to a son,” says Shanta
Kumari (lower right). “Even if we do
exactly the same work, the daughter
is seen as lower than the son.” When
asked what she does with the money
she makes, Shanta says, “I give all
the money I make to my father so
he can pay for cancer medication
and treatment in Kathmandu.”
The Original Roll-On Bracelet
remains the organization’s bestseller,
yet is constantly reimagined with
new colors and patterns to stay on
trend. Plus, the jewelry line expands
as the group creates new designs.
Previously wholesale only, Aid
Through Trade recently opened
a retail site so you may now purchase the beadwork directly. Find
the definitive bead crochet bracelets
and complementary components at
aidthroughtrade.com. Your support
is a beautiful way to help empower
the lives of women through viable
and ethical employment. B&B
Aid Through Trade
changes the lives
of women through
fair and sustainable
employment by
producing and selling
the Original Roll-On
Bracelet (left) and
other beadwork.
All your needs in
ee™
Delicas, Miyuki, Ming Tr
Seed Beads
Toho Beads® and Czech
s.com
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Low Wholesale Price
www.firemountaingems.com
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OR 97526-2373 1-800-355-2137
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Go online to see over 100,000 HOT
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You supply the creativity,
we supply everything
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Suzanne Neve,
New Zealand
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Silver Medal Prize Winner,
Seed Bead JewelryMaking Contest
Copyright
Fire Mountain Gems
and Beads©
2018
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