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FESTIVAL FUN: FROM FLOATY CHARMS TO FRINGED EARRINGS
BEAD&jewellery
JUNE/JULY 2018
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ISSUE 87
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B E A D & J E W E L L E R Y n I SS U E 8 7
Regular
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6 BEADSTASH
OUT ON THE TILES
Jazz up your little black dress with this
lovely bracelet.
14 WE’RE TALKING ABOUT…
FRENCH BEADED HEART SHAPED
CLOVER
A perfect little posy for a pretty little
flower girl.
The trends, the inspirations and the
must try buys you’ll love.
Paisley Duo’s and how we can use them.
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SHOP PROFILE
We chat to the lovely team at CJ
Beaders.
30 DESIGNER PROFILE
Marcia DeCoster talks about her life
with beads.
34 COLOUR CRAZY
Colours that go together. Let us inspire
you.
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HOT ON THE HIGH STREET
Sparkly ear cuff for that bang on trend
piece.
52 BEST DRESSED BEADER
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26 SPINNING AROUND EARRINGS
These earrings will sure to have
you in spin.
40 CLOCKWORK STAR
Tick tock isn’t it time you made me
already?
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TAYLONIA
On the cover! Marcia DeCoster’s amazing
domed pendant necklace.
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LITTLE GEMS
This is most certainly a gem of a project.
66 FESTIVAL STAR GAZING
Catch up with all the lovely designs we
saw at the Big Bead Show.
Wish upon a star with this stunning
pendant.
MAKE ME TODAY,
WEAR ME TOMORROW
Feather and fringed earrings perfect for
warm sunny days.
SUMMER DELIGHT CLASP
Gorgeous PMC magnetic clasp to add
a focal to your jewellery.
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82 WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
SILVER SIXPENCE BROOCH
Something old, Something new,
Something borrowed, something blue
and a silver sixpence in her shoe.
Projects
MARA EARRINGS
Be festival ready with these fabulous
shoulder dusters.
Pauline Neville tells us about her mixed
media art and jewellery.
8 MIX & MATCH FLOWER BRACELETS
Spring is in the air with these fab slider
bracelets.
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80 FLOATY FLORAL CHARMS
Make a whole set of jewellery from
these pretty little charms.
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“we make it simple...you make it special”
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Welcome
Well, it’s been quite a season
so far here in the UK. From
the hottest days in April for
almost 70 years, to a few
days later and it was hailing.
I’m really hoping that we’ll
soon be able to leave the
coats and boots of winter behind and start
wearing some of those key trend pieces
that scream sunshine. As we know and see
around us, one of the most well-known
trends of this time of year is festival. We
see this in the fashion magazines, social
media and even on TV. Boho babes dressed
in flowing dresses, denim and crochet; with
stacker bracelets, flowers in their hair,
tassel necklaces and big earrings, amongst
other things. With this in mind, I asked our
designers to give us their take on festival
jewellery, and I’m confident you’ll find a lot
of inspiration from all the beautiful pieces
they’ve come up with.
Festival time
For our bead weaving lovers, taking centre spread in this issue is Marcia
DeCoster’s stunning ‘Taylonia’ necklace.
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This fun, domed shaped pendant on a
beautiful prismatic right angle weave chain
will really get your creative juices flowing.
Kerrie Slade’s beautiful leather bracelets
with flower slider charms - they stack up
so fabulously that you’ll be making them in
all sorts of colours. Justine Gage has made
a mix & match design that you can use to
make bracelets and necklaces in all different styles. Also, if you’re looking for earrings, look no further. Erika Sandor’s ‘Mara’
shoulder dusters and Debora Hodyer’s
‘Spinning around’ ones will have your ears
looking every inch festival ready.
Moving away from bead weaving and
straight into Tracey Spurgin’s PMC project
- a bold, yet somewhat delicate looking
magnetic flower clasp. Fen Li has designed
some French beaded flowers that would
look amazing in a vase, or for a very special
flower girl; and Pauline Neville brings us a
bead embroidery wedding brooch with an
alternative twist.
Regulars
Relax and read through our fab articles. See ‘Where it all Began’ for a look at
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Pauline Neville’s mixed media work. Check
out our designer interview with Marcia
DeCoster as she tells us all about her life
and her wonderful beadwork. We chat
with the team from CJ Beaders about their
lovely bead shop, and take a look at all the
‘Best Dressed Beaders’ from our April Big
Bead Show.
This issue is jam-packed with our
regular features. ‘Make it Today, Wear it
Tomorrow’ is a pair of feather & fringed
earrings using gorgeous gemstone
cabochons. Go ‘Colour Crazy’ with our disc
inspired necklace using turquoise, reds and
pewter colours. ‘Hot on the High Street’ is a
super sparkly ear cuff, and in ‘We’re talking
about’ we look at the new Paisley Duo and
how to use them in a versatile lariat. You
can also catch up on all the latest musthave products to hit our stores in ‘beadStash’. I hope that you enjoy this issue, and
that we’ve inspired you.
Vicky x
Vicky Roberts, Editor
email: editor@beadmagazine.co.uk
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bead stash
THE TRENDS, THE INNOVATIONS AND THE MUST TRY BUYS
Colour palettes
Czech me out
Take a look at our new CzechMate
2-Hole Triangles. They have laser
etched designs on them and have
been made especially for us. There
are 30 beads in a pack and cost £1.60.
www.oldbicycleshop.co.uk
Stitchncraft Beads now have over twenty
different Colour Palettes for you to choose
from. They are perfect to take away with
you for your holiday beading, ideal for
our Bollywood Bangle pattern and just
perfect for Carrier Bead necklaces
and bracelets. We put the colours
together so you don’t have to worry.
New to the collection this month is
our zingy Tulip Fields available in
both size 11 Miyuki seed beads or
Delica beads.
Miyuki size 11 seed beads (six colours per
pack approximately 15g per tube), Delica
beads (six colours per pack approximately
5g per tube). Priced from £11.70
www.stitchncraft.co.uk
The two-hole PRECIOSA Bow™
Creative Beadcraft has added a selection of Preciosa’s new 2-hole
bow beads to their ever-growing range of multi-hole beads. These
striking 3.5x13.5mm beads offer lots of creative opportunities. The
gentle curve of the bow beads means they work well with other
curved beads. They combine beautifully with the Preciosa 2-hole
12mm candy and with staples such as fire-polished beads and seed
beads. They can also be used for more complex designs such as
surrounding a Swarovski Rivoli. Free downloadable patterns are
available on their website.
Creative Beadcraft offers very competitive prices which vary
according to pack size. Wholesale prices are also available.
For more information please call 01494 778818, email
beads@creativebeadcraft.co.uk or visit www.creativebeadcraft.co.uk
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B E A D & J E W E L L E R Y n I SS U E 8 7
Christmas
comes early
This new larger project is
called “And to All a Good
Night” and is a sumptuous,
beautiful full-sized candle
holder for any decorative Christmas
display or special occasion. We’ve even included an
LED flickering candle to top it off. The project comes
in two colourways; the gold as in the photograph and
there is also a pewter version. The cost of the full
Kit (Instructions and components) is £39.50. A Kit
Pack is available in either colour costing £25.00 (no
Instructions with this option). Finally for those who
want to do their own thing the Instructions on their
own can be purchased for £15.00. As always the
underlying wooden mould and extra candles will be
available as well.
VEIT!
WELO
Game time anyone?
We all know beading is fun, but sometimes
there is even more fun to be had! ThreadABead has just released a new game pattern, fitting all the components needed for
Hook a Duck into a simple matchbox. Take
it in turns to hook as many ducks as you
can, it’s more tricky than you think! PDF
Pattern available from www.ThreadABead.
com for £6.60.
Beautiful Berlin
Have you seen our new Berlin kit? The
kit retails for £15.95 and uses a combination of twin beads, delicas and seed
beads. It comes in four delicious colour
ways including teal, turquoise and gold;
white, yellow and purple; navy, cream
and olive and lastly copper, scarab green
and gold. Available now at www.spellboundbead.co.uk
Bead travels
PRECIOSA ORNELA and the Township of Zásada invite you to a summer
Seed Bead Festival and Open Day at
PRECIOSA ORNELA. Come and see
how Czech seed beads are made
at the production facility, which you
will find at the address of Zásada
317, 468 25 Zásada, between the hours
8am and 1pm on Saturday 25th August
2018. Take part in creative workshops, see
examples of traditional crafts and be able to
purchase finished products. Immerse yourself in a day full of inspiration and information
associated with both the history and the present of glassmaking.
Spiky!
These fun acrylic spikes come in 10
colours (white not shown). They measure
22mm long and 3.5mm in diameter (at
the widest point), with a 2mm threading hole. They cost £0.50 for 50 beads or
£2.10 for 250 beads.
www.beadsisters.co.uk
Stunning solid
gold findings
The Curious Gem have a fabulous new
range of 14k solid gold jewellery findings. Their findings are high quality and
are not plated or gold filled. So why 14k?
It has a higher gold quality and better
colour compared to 9k but without the
hefty price tag of 18k or 24k, making it
the perfect choice for jewellery makers.
Check out their new range www.thecuriousgem.co.uk/14k-gold-findings/
page/0/
we all
Pretty in paisley
NEED
more b
eads
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Add a bohemian touch to your
beading designs with the new
comma shaped Paisley Duo
beads. These pressed glass
beads fits together neatly in
floral patterned jewellery and
accessory projects. Prices start
at £1.85, visit www.beadsjar.co.uk
for the full range.
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BEAD-WEAVING
flower
bracelet
MIX AND MATCH
Make these pretty flower sliders and
thread them onto pastel coloured cork
cord for a fun summer project
DESIGNED BY KERRIE SLADE
You will need:
n 5g size 10/0 seed beads in opaque yellow
(03181) Bead A
n 6 x 8mm jump rings
n 2g size 10/0 seed beads in transparent
yellow (02181) Bead B
n 6 x 10x2mm end caps to fit cork cord
n 5g size 10/0 seed beads in opaque pink
(03193) (C)
n 16-20cm of 10x2mm flat cork cord in 3
colours (pastel yellow/apricot/rose)
n 2g size 10/0 seed beads in transparent
pink (02193) (D)
n 5g size 10/0 seed beads in opaque orange (03185) (E)
n 2g size 10/0 seed beads in transparent
orange (02185) (F)
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B E A D & J E W E L L E R Y n I SS U E 8 7
n 3 x 10mm lobster clasps
n One G thread in yellow, pink and orange
n Scissors
n Size 10 to 12 beading needles
n 2 pairs of flat nose pliers to open jump
rings
n Cutters to cut cork cord
n Glue to fix end caps to cork cord
T
hese fab little flower bracelets
would not look out of place on the
wrist of festival goers everywhere.
The cork cord gives them that dressed
down look that is often favoured with a
pair of denim shorts, and the flowers are
so happy looking they will add joy to your
wrist. One bracelet roughly takes four
hours and costs under £10. Kerrie used
all pastel colours, but these would look
amazing in bright neon colours to add a
pop of colour. Make all three bracelets
and stack them or alternatively, make
one and add multiple seed bead bracelets in the same colours.
BEAD-WEAVING
FIGURE 1
FIGURE 2
FIGURE 4
FIGURE 5
FIGURE 3
FIGURE 6
DESIGN NOTE
FIGURE 7
FIGURE 8
1
Thread your needle with 90 cm of thread
and pick up 6(A). Leaving a 15 cm tail,
pass your needle through the first bead a
second time to form a ring. See Figure 1.
4
Working in ladder stitch, add 4 pairs of
(A) beads to the first pair of beads added
in the previous step. Complete the row by
stepping up through the first bead of the
final pair just added. See Figure 4.
2
Add 1(A) bead between each bead added
in the previous step and complete the
row by stepping up through the first bead
of this row. See Figure 2.
3
Add 2(A) between each bead added in the
previous step and complete the row by
stepping up through the first bead only of
this row. See Figure 3.
5
Pick up 1(A) bead and follow the thread
path shown in Figure 5 to add the tip to
the first petal and to get into position for
the next step.
6
Using the same method as in steps 4 and
5, add 4 pairs of (A)beads and a single (A)
bead tip to each pair of beads added in
step 3. Finish by travelling through your
These simple little peyote flowers are
made in two layers, which means you
can slide them on and off the cord
changing the colour combination for an
alternative look.
work to exit an (A) bead added in step 2.
See Figure 6.
7
Following the thread path shown in Figure 7, add 2(B) between each (A) added
in step 2. Complete the row by stepping
up through the first bead only of this row.
8
Following the same thread path shown
in Figure 7, add 1(B) between the two
beads in each pair of beads added in step
7, making sure you also pass through the
beads added in step 2. Complete the row
by stepping up through the first bead of
this row. See Figure 8.
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BEAD-WEAVING
FIGURE 9
FIGURE 10
FIGURE 11
FIGURE 12
FIGURE 13
9
Add 1(B) between each bead added in the
previous step and complete the row by
stepping up through the first bead of this
row. See Figure 9. Pull your thread firmly
so that the new beads begin to fold in
towards the centre
10
Pick up 1(B) and pass your needle
through the next bead added in the
previous step, the next bead added in
step 8 and the next bead added in step 9.
Continue in this way until you have added
three new (B) beads and complete the
row by stepping up through the first bead
of this row. See Figure 10.
11
Add 1(B) between each bead added in the
previous step and complete the row by
stepping up through the first bead of this
row. See Figure 11. Retrace the thread
path without adding any beads, pulling
your needle firmly as you work so that
little or no thread shows between the
beads. Tie off and trim both the working
thread and tail thread. Using 90 cm of
thread and leaving a 15 cm tail, repeat
steps 1 to 6 using (A) beads. Tie off and
trim the tail thread but leave the working thread attached and travel to exit an
A bead in the final pair at the end of a
petal.
12
Join four petals on the two components
by ladder stitching the corresponding
final pairs of (A) beads together. See
Figures 12 and 13. Tie off and trim the
remaining thread. Continuing with (A)
and (B) beads, repeat the above steps to
make 2 more flowers.
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Cut a length of cork cord to fit your wrist
(allowing for the size of the clasp) and
carefully glue the end caps into place.
Set aside to dry fully according to the
manufacturers instructions. Using the
pliers, attach a jump ring to one end cap
and the lobster clasp and another jump
ring to the other end cap. Slide your
completed flowers onto the bracelet.
To make the full set of bracelets, repeat
the above steps using the C and D and E
and F beads.
SUPPLYSHOP
PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads™
available from Spellbound Beads.
Spellbound Bead Co., 47 Tamworth Street,
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6JW
Tel: 01543 417650 www.spellboundbead.co.uk
BEADLINK: www.kerrieslade.co.uk
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BEAD-WEAVING
TILES
CUFF
OUT
ON
THE
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BEAD-WEAVING
You will need:
n 40 x Czech tile beads, laser printed (A)
n 1g size 15 seed beads, colour A,
Opaque Blue (B)
n 1g size 15 seed beads, colour B,
Galvanised Silver (C)
n 20 x Rullas, Blue Picasso (D)
n 36 x Diamonduo, Pastel Montana (E)
n 20 x size 11 beads for clasp loops (F)
n Magnetic clasp
Czech tiles, Rullas and Diamonduos
combine to make this slinky and
stylish cuff
n Scissors,
n Thread
n Size 12 beading needle
DESIGNED BY DEBBIE WEBSTER
T
his gorgeous little tile bracelet
will be a firm favourite to match
that little dress for a night out, but
in more summery colours it can be worn
during the day too. Make in less than a
day and for under £15. Debbie has used
the new laser etched tiles, but this will
be fab in some of the more traditional
colours too.
1
Using 5” of thread, pick up a stop bead
and leave an eight inch tail. Pick up a
1(A), 3(B) and pass down through the
right hand hole of the (A). Pick up 3(B)
and pass up through the left hand hole of
the (A). Pass through the top 3(B) again
and down through the right hand side of
the (A).
TOP TIPS
The length of the bracelet can be increased or decreased by changing the
number of tiles in the two base bands or
by adjusting the size of the clasp loop.
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B E A D & J E W E L L E R Y n I SS U E 8 7
2
Pick up 5(C), pass down through the right
hand side of the (A) and then up through
the 5(C) just added. Pick up 1(A) and pass
back down through the 5(C) snugging the
(A) up as you work. Pass up through the
left hand hole of the new (A).
3
Pick up 3(B) and pass down through the
right hand holes of the new (A). Pick up
3(B) and pass up through the left hand
hole of the (A) and the top 3(B) previously
added. Pass down through the right hand
hole of the (A).
4
Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you have a
total of twenty (A) beads in a long strip,
each spaced with a row of either (B) or
(C) beads. Each (A) should have three
(B) or (C) beads on the top and bottom.
Make another band in exactly the same
way using steps 1-4. You will now join the
bands together. Place the two bands in
parallel lines.
5
With your thread coming out of the left
hand hole in the bottom band of (A), pass
up through the first of the 3(B) on the top
of the (A). Pick up 1(D), pass up through
the end (B) in the top band and up
though the left hand hole of the top (A).
i
BEAD-WEAVING
nspiration
6
Pass through the 3(B) of the top (A),
down through the right hand holes of
the (A) and the end (B) in the bottom set.
Pass through the right hand hole of the
(D) and the end (B) in the bottom band.
Pass through the right hand hole in the
bottom (A) and the end (B) of the bottom
set of three.
7
Pick up a 1(E) through the left hand hole
and either five or seven (B). Pass up
through the right hand hole of the (E),
the end (B) in the next set of three and
up through the left hand holes of the
next (A).
8
Beginning and ending thread as required, repeat steps 6-8 along the length
of the band. You should have joined both
bands with a (D) between each tile and a
(E) edge along the bottom. Work through
the beadwork to exit the right hand hole
of the last (A) on the top band.
I love two-hole beads! I wanted
something that looked neat and tidy,
and that would work with any number
of different outfits. This design has
clean lines and really showcases the
printed tiles.
9
Remove the stop beads and use the tail
threads to add a loop and clasp. Exit the
edge of a (D) and pick up 5(F), one half of
the clasp and another 5(F). Pass through
the (D) and retrace the thread path a few
times to reinforce. Secure and fasten off
the tail threads. Repeat with the other
half of the clasp on the other end of your
bracelet.
10
To work the edge on the top band, pass
through the first set of 3(B) on the top
edge. Pick up 1(E) and either five or
seven (B). Pass down through the right
hand hole of the (E), through the first (B)
in the next group of three, down the right
hand hole of the next (A) and up through
the left hand hole and the last (B). Pick
up the next (E) and repeat this step along
the top edge of the band. Secure the
thread in and fasten off.
COLOURWISE
Try using Suede purple or teaming
Aztec Gold tiles up with bronze.
SUPPLYSHOP
Old Bicycle Shop, www.oldbicycleshop.co.uk
Oak Tree Crafts Ltd, 80 Charterhouse Drive,
Solihull, B91 3FH. Tel: 0121 342 1370
www.oaktreecrafts.com
GJ Beads, Unit L, St Erth Business Park,
Hayle, Cornwall TR27 6LP
Tel: 01736 751070 www.gjbeads.co.uk
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we’retalkingabout
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*PAISLEY
DUO
You will need:
n 195 x 8x5mm Paisley Duo
Beads (A)
n 5g Miyuki Size 15 Seed
Beads - Duracoat Galvanized
Muscat (B)
n 1g Miyuki Size 11 Delica Copper (C)
n 3g Miyuki Size 15 seed
beads - Duracoat Galvanized
Gold (D)
n Size 13 charlottes (E)
n 37 x 3mm Swarovski Bicone - Metallic Gold ABx2 (F)
n 18 x 4mm Swarovski Bicone - Rose Gold ABx2 (G)
n 0.5g Toho Size 11 seed
bead 11-329 (H)
n 11 x Swarovski 12x8mm
Drop Bead - Crystal Brandy
(I)
n 1x 14mm Swarovski Rivoli
- Metallic Sunshine
n Optional extra 3mm
Swarovski Bicone - Metallic
Sunshine AB
n Size 13 Needle
n Fireline
T
here is a lot of talk
about all the new
beads currently on
the market. Some people
love the idea of working
with new beads, but it’s not
everyone’s cup of tea. There
is always the question of What can I do with them?
In this feature, we’re going
to pick a bead each issue to
test and talk about.
So with that in mind,
what is a Paisley Duo? This
beautiful little shaped bead
is flat on both sides, meaning you can use it either way.
Its 8x5mm and comes in
around 130 colours. It would
be lovely for adding petal
shapes when using a focal in
the middle. Or try making a
lovely butterfly or fairy wings
inspired piece for a spring or
summer day.
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A lariat is something I
don’t make a lot of, but I love
trying them on when I see
other peoples. With this in
mind, I decided to make my
own version that I can wear
with lots of my summer
outfits. Once I’d decided on
colour choice, the base of
the design came quite easy.
Then after all the snow and
wintery weather the sun
popped out and inspired the
beautiful embellished rivoli
on one end, and the tassel
as the sun rays on the other.
As with most of my
pieces, I love them to be
versatile, so you could make
a bracelet using the lariat
design or a necklace thats
not as long. A pendant using
the embellished rivoli, and
you could even add the tassel to the end of the pendant. I’d love to see what you
do with this design and if you
want to be featured on our
facebook page, send in your
version to editor@beadmagazine.co.uk. Have fun!
1
Start by picking up a stopper
bead (pick up a bead and go
back through it). Pick up 1(A)
(through the larger side) and
5(B).
(C) on the base row and go
through the next (C) along.
This will cause the (C) you’ve
just picked up to sit on top of
the one you missed.
2
Go down the unused hole of
the (A) (thin side) and pick up
1(A) (larger side) and 5(B).
3
Go down the unused hole of
the (A) (thin side) and pick
up 1(A) (larger side) and 5(B)
and go back through the unused hole of the (A). Continue adding (A) and (B) beads
until you are happy with the
length of your lariat.
4
We’re now going to make
the embellished rivoli part of
our lariat. Pick up 36(C), tie
a double overhand knot to
create a loop. Move forward
through a couple of beads.
DESIGN NOTE
To keep your lariat tight
it may be helpful to go
back through the whole
thing with another piece of
thread.
but this is a optional row.
Before adding in the row of
(B) beads pop in your rivoli
and tighten.
5
Pick up 1(C), miss the next
6
Continue step 5 all the way
around. Once you have finished this round you will now
have three rows of peyote an inside row, a middle row
and an outside row. Weave
down to the inside row and
pick up 1(D), go into the next
(C) on the inside row.
7
Continue adding (D) beads
all the way around as in step
6 and then step down into
the first (D) you added. Pick
up 1(B) and go into he next
(D) along.
8
Continue adding (B) beads
all the way around as in
step 7. Once finished weave
through to the outer row
and repeat steps 6-8. I have
added a row of (E) beads on
the top of the rivoli bezel,
9
Weave through your beads
until you are coming out of
the middle row of (C) beads.
Pick up 5(B) and come back
through the next (C) along
on the middle row, but from
the opposite side. This will
make the (B) beads sit on
top of the two (C) beads.
10
Pick up 5(B) and repeat step
9, but make sure that the
new set of 5(B) sit in front of
the previous set.
11
Continue adding sets of 5(B)
all the way down around
making sure each new one
sits in front of the old ones
until you get back to your
first set. The last set of 5(B)
need to sit in front of the
previous set, but behind the
very first set you added in
step 9.
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17-19, but on the thinner
side of the (A).
TOP TIPS
12
Weave up the first 3(B) of a
set of 5(B) and pick up 1(F)
and go into the third bead of
the next set of 5(B) along.
13
Continue adding (F) beads
all the way around and once
finished move into the first
(F) you added. Pick up 7(D)
and repeat the steps of 9-11
using the (F) beads as the
base beads. Continue all
the way around adding sets
of 7(D).
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Once finished the round.
Move up through the first
4(D) of a set of seven and
pick 1(G). Go into the next
forth (D) of a set of seven.
Repeat all the way around.
HOLE CHECK Check all
holes of two hole beads
for blockages. Gently push
through with a large needle
if you find any blocked.
LOOK OVER Keeping looking at your lariat every few
beads added, just to make
sure you’ve not missed any
of the sequence.
15
Coming out of a (G) add 1(H)
between each (G) bead.
16
We’re now going to attach
the embellished rivoli to
the lariat. Coming out of
the large side of the first (A)
pick up 6(B).
17
Go into the opposite side of
the (A) and through the 6(B)
just added. Pick up 1(B) and
go through into the original
5(B) from step 1.
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Weave through to the forth
(B) at the bottom of the
larger end of the (A).
19
Pick up 2(B), 1(F), 2(B) and
go back into the (B) you’re
coming out of from the opposite side.
20
Weave through to the (F)
just added in previous step.
Pick up 2(B) and go into a
(H), (G), (H) on the Rivoli.
Pick up another 2(B) and go
back into the (F) from the
opposite side. Reinforce this
last step.
21
Move to the other end of
your lariat (this will be the
thinner side). Repeat step
22
Coming out of the (F), pick
up 2(B), 1(F), 1(I), alternate
17(F) and 17(B), 3(B). Come
back up the last (F) to turn
the 3(B) into a picot at the
end of your first tassel
strand. Go back up all the
other beads until you come
out of the (F) after the (I).
Pick yo 2(B) and go back
into the (F) you originally
came out of at the beginning of this step.
23
Using the same beads again
up to the (I), add in other
tassel strands using beads
of your choice.
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FRENCH BEADED FLOWERS
French beaded heart
F
rench beaded flowers are such a
pretty alternative to real flowers and this pretty little spring
bouquet is no exception. Fen takes us
through how to make each little clover
leaf and then a few little flowers. This
would be a beautiful little bouquet for
a flower girl or in a vase to give your
home a spring feeling. This little bunch
of loveliness will roughly cost less than
£10 and can be mad in approximately 2
to 3 hours, depending on how elaborate
you wish to make the project.
Heart shaped clovers made using
French beaded flower techniques
DESIGNED BY FEN LI
PHOTOGRAPHY: KIM BROWN CREATIVE
Small clover
1
String green beads on a spool of green
wire and knot the end.
2
At the 4 inch (10 cm) mark on the wire,
move 7 beads over from the spool and
make a loop by crossing the wires
beneath the beads and twist to form a
loop.
3
Make another 7-bead loop. (French
Beaded Flower basics: This is called a
Continuous Loop).
4
Undo the knot to the tail wire and string
on one bead. Push it up so that it is
beneath the two loops.
You will need:
n 11/0 Dynamite green seed beads
n 11/0 Dynamite yellow seed beads
n 24 gauge green wire
n 24 gauge silver wire
n Wire cutter
n Floral tape
n Bead spinner (optional)
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FRENCH BEADED FLOWERS
t shaped clover
7
Bring the working wire back to the front
at this angle to create a pointed bottom.
5
Turn your work around so that
you will be wrapping at at upward position. Position the working wire at a 45-degree angle
over the one bead.
6
Wrap the working wire behind the tail
wire.
8
Feed more beads onto the working wire
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PICTURE: KIM BROWN CREATIVE
COLOURWISE
15
Cut working wire off spool so that there
is another 4-inch (10 cm) tail. Twist
wires together.
Different greens can be mixed
together for a more dynamic leaf.
16
Wrap the twisted stem wires with floral
tape.
Small clover II
9
Wrap around both loops
10
Wrap the working wire around the tail
wire in a 45-degree angle to create a
pointed bottom
11
Wrap around one more time to secure.
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12
Pinch the top down so that it forms a
heart shape and shape the bottom
13
Make sure working wire is now on the
right. Move one bead over and leave ¼
inch of bare wire so that there is enough
room to wrap the next leaf
14
Follow Step 2 to 13 until you have 3
leaves.
17
String more green beads on the spool if
needed. Follow the directions for making the Small Clover I by starting with a
10-bead loop.
18
Large Clover I. String on more green
beads on the spool if needed. At the
4-inch (10 cm) mark on the wire, make
a 7-bead loop. Position the working wire
so that it is on the left.
FRENCH BEADED FLOWERS
Large clover:
19
Feed on more beads from the spool and
wrap it around the loop.
20
Turn your work around so you will be
wrapping at an upward position. Position
the working wire at a 45-degree angle
over the base of the initial loop.
21
Wrap the working wire behind the tail
wire.
22
Bring the working wire back to the front
at this angle to create a pointed bottom.
Wrap around once more to secure.
23
Make sure working wire is now on the
right. Leave approx. 4 mm of bare wire
so that there is enough room to wrap the
next leaf.
24
Follow Steps 19 to 22 to make another
7-bead wrap-around. (French Beaded
Flower Basics: This is called the Continuous Wrap-around technique).
25
Undo the knot to the tail wire and string
on one bead. Push it up so that it is beneath the two wrap-around loops.
26
Turn your work around so that you will
be wrapping at at upward position. Position the working wire at a 45-degree
angle over the one bead and wrap at this
angle to create a pointed bottom
27
Feed more beads onto the working wire
and wrap around both wrap-arounds.
28
Wrap the working wire around the tail
wire in a 45-degree angle to create a
pointed bottom. Wrap around one more
time so that it is secure.
29
Pinch the top down so that it forms a
heart shape and shape the bottom.
30
Make sure working wire is now on the
right. Move one bead over and leave ½
inch of bare wire so that there is enough
room to wrap the next leaf.
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31
Follow Steps 19 to 30 to make the second leaf.
32
Follow Steps 31 to 32 to finish the last
leaf.
Large clover II
35
Position the 5-bead loop in the centre
and 10-bead loops on the outside. Cut
spool wire with another 4-inch (10 cm)
tail. Twist both wires together.
36
Calyx. String green beads onto a spool of
wire if needed. Make five 7-bead continuous loops. Cut a 4-inch (10 cm) tail from
the spool and twist both wires together.
39
Position at varying lengths.
40
Wrap all the wires together with floral
tape.
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String on more green beads on spool if
needed. Follow the directions to make
the Large Clover I by starting with 10
beads.
34
String yellow beads onto a spool of wire.
Leaving a 4-inch tail, make one 5-bead
loop and five 10-bead continuous loops.
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37
Put the wires of the flower inside the
hole of the calyx. Twist all wires together.
Wrap with floral tape.
38
For each cluster of clovers make: 1
Small I clover, 1 Small II clover, 3 Large I
clover, 1 Large II clovers, and 2 flowers.
Video showing steps to a sample clover will be
available on my website. http://beadflora.com/
heart-shaped-clover/
BEAD-WEAVING
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EARRINGS
SPINNING
Get in a spin over these
wonderful earrings.
DESIGNED BY DEBORA HODOYER
T
hese quick to make earrings will
be a wonderful addition to your
jewellery box. Make in roughly an
hour and for around £10. Excellent for a
beginner project or if you want to try out
some multi-holed beads. With the make
time so short, you could make them in
lots of different colours to match all your
outfits.
You will need:
n 0.5 grams 15° Toho permanent finish
galvanized aluminium PF558 (A)
n 16 x Round beads 4mm luster metallic light green (B)
1
Use 3’’ to string a 1(A) and 1(B) four
times, then pass back through all beads
again to make a tight circle leaving a
3” tail. Tie a square knot between the
tail and the working thread, then weave
through beads to hide the knot and exit
from a (B).
2
String 1(C) and 1(D) and sew through
next round bead of previous round.
Repeat this step three more times to
complete the round and then retrace
previous thread path to exit from first (C)
added in this round.
3
String a 1(A), 3(E) and sew through the
top hole of following (D).
String 1(F) (domed side, bottom hole)
and sew through next (C)
4
Repeat these steps three more times to
complete the round, then retrace previous thread path to exit from the first 3(E)
added in this round.
5
String 1(B) and 3(E) and sew through the
top hole of following (F) of step 4. Now
1(C) , 1(G), 1(A), skip the next 2(E) of step
4 and sew through the following (E).
n 16 x O beads matte silver (C)
n 8 x Ios opaque white ceramic look (D)
n 0.5 grams 11° Toho matte dark olive
617 (E)
n 8 x Arcos opaque light green ceramic
look (F)
n 8 x Fire polished 6mm luster metallic
amethyst (G)
FIGURE 1
FIGURE 2
FIGURE 3
n 2 x Drops 9x16mm khaki pearl (H)
n Beading thread size D in purple
n Beading needle size 12
n Scissors
n Chain nose pliers
n 2 x Ear wires with spring and balls in
silver tone
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FIGURE 4
FIGURE 5
FIGURE 6
BEAD-WEAVING
COLOURWISE
0.5 grams 15° toho permanent finish
galvanized aluminium PF558
0.5 grams 11° toho semi glazed
lavender 2608F
16 x O beads opaque luster amethyst
16 x Round beads 4mm opaque rose
ceramic look
8 x Ios golden mat
8 x Fire polished 6mm aztec gold
8 x Arcos golden mat
2 x Drops 9x16mm rose pearl
FIGURE 7
FIGURE 8
DESIGN NOTE
Added beads are in full colour on
graphic diagrams, the clearer ones are
beads that have already been strung.
6
Repeat these steps three times to complete the round, then retrace previous
thread path to exit from first 3(E) added
in this round.
7
String a 1(A), 3(E), 1(A) and sew through
following beads 1(C), 1(G), 1(A) from step
5, 1(E) from step 3, 1(B), 3(E) from step 4.
FIGURE 9
8
Repeat this stitch three more times to
complete the round, then retrace previous thread path to exit from second (E) of
first 3(E) added in step 7.
Make the ear wire loop
9
String 1(E), 6(A), 1(E) and sew back
through the (E) exited to form a loop.
Repeat the thread path through the loop
to reinforce, then retrace previous thread
path to exit from mirror (E) on the opposite side of the earring.
Attaching the drop
10
String 3(A), 1(H), 3(A) and sew through
FIGURE 10
the (E) exited and through first 3(A)
added. String 1(E), pass through the (H)
and string 1(E). Sew through following 3(A) and through the (E) you started
from. Repeat the thread path to reinforce
and then weave through beads adding in
half hitch knots. Once happy trim thread.
Repeat all steps to make the second earring following.
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SHOP PROFILE
It’s hard to please everyone,
but we think we manage to
Vicky has a chat with Claire from CJ Beaders
about their lovely family business
BY VICKY ROBERTS
Hi Claire, Can you tell us more about your
business: We (Claire & Jane) started the
business over 10 years ago when Graham
(Claire’s dad and Jane’s husband) starting bringing back beads and tools from
business trips to America, and we started
selling the excess at craft markets. We
have an online store with over 12,000 items
available, and a small retail unit. We specialise in tools, and our ever growing range
of Miyuki beads, plus we now have a huge
range of Metal Stamping items to browse
and buy!
How do you choose the products you stock?
Lots of customer requests, pretty colours
and whatever is new on the market!
Do you have anything that makes your business unique? We have weekly deliveries from
Beadalon and John Bead in Canada, so we
can get items in within a week if we do happen to be out of stock. We pride ourselves on
our customer service and our huge range! If
you can’t find it, and we don’t stock it, we can
usually get it in for you! We have over 1200
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Miyuki Size 11 Delicas (normally) in stock, all
displayed in colour code order which makes
finding your colour very simple!
Do you interact much on social media? We
have an active Facebook, Instagram and
Twitter account, and also a blog on our
website.
What have been your biggest hurdles in
setting up/running your business? What
have been your proudest moments/successes? We are all really proud of what
we’ve achieve, having built from the
ground up! It really was a case of ‘from
little acorns.....’! Our biggest hurdles are
choosing what to stock, and which colours!
There’s such a huge range available, its
hard to please everyone, but we think we
manage to! We were sad to lose our lovely
shop last year but the retail area in our
online unit is working well - if the item you
want is not on display, chances are it will be
upstairs and someone can bring it down for
you. No more waiting for it to arrive in the
shop, so an even greater choice!
Have you any upcoming news to tell us
about?In response to customers demands,
we are holding three Open days this year.
We will be open on Saturday from 10am 4pm, allowing customers who work through
the week to pop in and see their beads ‘in
the flesh’! We will also have special offers
throughout the day and a selection of products to view that are not normally out in the
shop eg bulk products, special bundles etc.
The dates are on the website - June 2nd and
September 8th.
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BEAD PROFILE
Play with beads
and have fun!
Vicky chats to Marcia DeCoster
about her life of beading
BY VICKY ROBERTS
Hi Marcia can you tell us about your background: I grew up on the East Coast of the
United States in Massachusetts and then
I moved to California and grew up some
more.
I grew up our three children in Santa
Cruz while working in Silicon Valley. In my
corporate life I was a Director of Information Technology and traveled often to
England and Holland. Since ‘retiring’ from
that career and becoming a traveling bead
teacher, we’ve moved to San Diego where
it’s always warm and the ocean is close by.
I live with my husband Mark and our little
dog Miss Princess Maya Angelina DeCoster.
What materials / technique etc do you
commonly use in your work? I tend to use
seed beads and crystals with a few shaped
beads thrown in for good measure. Though
I’m versed in many stitches, I think in RAW
and CRAW. Lately I’ve also become enamoured with Albion and hubble stitches.
I love that I can sit down with a pretty pile
of beads, a needle and thread and create something wearable. I’ve always been
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fashion motivated and it was really the
impetus to start bead weaving.
Have you taken bead making or jewellery
classes? I took a class with David Chatt
17 years ago and again two years ago. I
also took a NanC Meinhardt class and one
with Carol Wilcox Wells. All three of those
artists shaped me in some way and influenced my path.
What would you say you are most known
for, and do you have a piece that you are
most proud of? I don’t do large collars very
often, but I do have one I created for Bead
Dreams and one I did in collaboration with
Sherry Serafini. I’m also proud of the peace
sign tutorial I designed and wrote with the
intent of donating all proceeds towards
Alzheimers research. Together with Mark
we raised $12,000 for the cause.
Do you make mainly finished jewellery or
beads? I make almost exclusively finished
jewellery although occasional something
like the love letters sneak in.
Do you teach and what do you enjoy about
it? I have taught extensively over the last
15 years since leaving my corporate job.
I organised a retreat and have enjoyed
teaching for many different bead societies, retreats and stores. I love sharing my
love of beading and seeing people develop
pieces in their own style.
Have you written any books? I’ve written
three books, Beaded Opulence, Beads in
Motion and Marcia DeCoster presents. I’ve
also done several videos for Interweave
which explore both RAW and CRAW in
depth.
Could you describe your workspace for
us? I am fortunate to have a very large
dedicated room which also doubles as a
classroom when I invite other International artists to teach here. Designs are all
worked from my head to my fingers, but
illustrating them for others to bead I used
Adobe Illustrator.
Do you work by yourself or have you
BEAD PROFILE
collaborated with anyone else? Do you
regularly work with others? I often bead
with others and like the back and forth of
making design decisions with input from
other artists, but most often I find myself
working along. It’s the nature of the job
that most of my beady colleagues live far
and wide from where I live.
Are you working on anything in particular
at the moment? I continue to expand the
Bohemian collection which is set of interchangeable ropes, decorative connectors,
focal connectors, functional connectors
and pendants that can be endlessly put
together to create significantly different
pieces.
Where do you see yourself in the next five
years? Well… in the next five years I see
myself beading more for my own personal
pleasure and teaching less. I need to travel
more, knit more, relax more and hug
grand-babies.
What have been your biggest challenges,
and accomplishments? One of my favourite
experiences was teaching the Bead and
Button Master Class. I based the class on
component design using five different components, in three different colour ways and
32 people made distinctly different pieces
with a little design guidance and a lot of
bringing their own uniqueness to each
component. I was able to share that same
body of work with the Zebra beaders in
England and I loved it. An in depth process
class is my favourite thing to teach.
What advice would you give to other beaders? My advice to all beaders is to build
your fundamental skills so that you can
create what you can envision. After that
play with the beads and have fun!
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COLOUR CRAZY
delightful
discs
NECKLACE
DESIGNED BY VICKY ROBERTS
I
n this feature, we’re going to be
focusing on colour combinations.
Sometimes it can be quite hard to
work with multiple colours or to work
outside of our comfort zone. With this in
mind, I’ve decided to test out colours that
we might not necessarily put together.
For this issue I was inspired by the
festival theme we have going on, and decided to use Turquoise Picasso, Duracoat
Galvanized Pewter, Bronze and Duracoat
Opaque Jujube for this project. The burnt
red of the Jujube really pops next to the
turquoise and the colours compliment
each other so nicely that the design
flows beautifully. These colours would
also compliment outfits of creams,
browns and denim. Wear with a crochet
waistcoat, jeans/shorts and vest top for
complete boho appeal.
This project is fab for a beginner as it
is a mixture of bead embroidery and peyote stitch and only takes a few hours to
You will need:
make up. You could size down the discs
to make matching earrings, or add on to
more motifs to have a more show-stopping necklace. Excellent for using up left
over seeds and costs under £10 to make.
I would love to see what you create
from this inspiration and to hear what
some of your favourite colours are.
Please send a high-resolution photo
of your work to editor@beadmagazine.
co.uk. Happy Beading!
1
I used a £2 coin to get the large disc
circle and a 5p piece to get the smaller
ones.
n 5 x 3mm Fire Polished Beads - Dark
Bronze (A)
3
Bringing your needle up out of the backing next to the (A), pick up 2(B) and go
back down in front of them.
4
Come back up before the 2(B) and take
your needle through them. Do not go
back into the backing.
n 3g Miyuku Size 11 Seed Beads - Duracoat Opaque Jujube (B)
n 3g Toho Size 11 Seed Beads - Turquoise Picasso (C)
n 3g Miyuku Size 11 Seed Beads - Duracoat Galvanized Pewter (D)
n Nicoles Bead Backing
n Ultra Suede
n 3mm Leather - Bronze
n Fireline
n Size 10 Short Needle
n Clasp (optional)
n Glue
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2
Coming up out of your backing, pick up
1(A), sit it on your back and go down into
the backing in front of the (A). Come back
through to reinforce.
5
Pick up another 2(B) and go down into
the backing in front of them. When you
come back up to go through them again,
come up between the first and second
(B) you add in step 3 and go through the
second (B) and the two new (B) beads.
COLOUR CRAZY
8
Make up four smaller discs using steps
2-7, up to row three. Cut around all your
discs as close to the beadwork, being
careful not to cut any threads.
6
Continue adding (B) beads all the way
around - Picking up two and going back
through three. If you find when you get to
the end of the round you can’t fit 2(B) in,
either pick up 3(B) and go back through
4(B) or pick up 1(B) and go back through
2(B).
7
Continue adding rows of beads around
your disc until you have filled the circle.
2nd row (C) beads
3rd row (D) beads
4th row (B) beads
5th row (C) beads
6th row (D) beads
7th row (C) beads
The edge stitch used
is a picot stitch.
9
Glue your discs to a piece of ultra suede.
10
Cut out your ultra suede to the same size
as your bead backing. Add a new thread
(with a knot on one end) between the
backing and suede and bring it out of the
front of the backing. Pick up 3(D).
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COLOUR CRAZY
15
Continue adding sets of 2(D) all the way
around, except for the last one where you
will only need 1(D) as you’ll already have
the last bead in place. Back your smaller
discs the same way.
11
Come back through the suede and the
backing again about 1mm away from
where your thread was originally coming
out.
13
Pick up 2(D) and again come back
through the suede and the backing again
about 1mm away for where your last
beads are.
12
Come up the last (D) of the set of 3(D).
14
Come up through the last (D) added.
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16
To join the top small disc to the bigger
disc. Come out of a middle bead of a set
of three in one of your discs. Pick up 1(D)
and go into a middle (D) on the other disc
from the same side as you’re coming out
on the first disc. Pick up 1(D) and go back
into the middle (D) on the original disc
from the opposite side.
17
Move forward to the second (D) you
picked up in step 16 and join the to the
next middle (D) along on a disc, pick up
1(D) and go into the other disc through
the next middle (D) along. Weave back
into the (D) you started on.
BEAD-WEAVING NECKLACE
18
Using the technique from step 16 (not
the extra bit from step 17) add the other
three discs to your bigger disc. I’ve got
the bottom ones 6 middle beads apart.
Reinforce your joins.
19
To make the peyote rope. Pick up 10(D)
and tie a double overhand knot to turn
them into a loop - this is your base row.
22
Slide the bit of peyote on to your leather
cord. Continue adding (D) beads between
the gaps of the previous (D) beads until
you have a length of tubular peyote you
are happy with - Remember to step up at
the end of each round.
23
Going back to the top small disc on you
pendant. Coming out of the one of the
top two middle beads. Pick up 18(D) and
go back into the first (D) you have just
picked up and back into the top middle
bead from the same side you came out
of.
20
Pick up 1(D), miss the next (D) on your
base row and go into the one after.
21
Continue adding (D) beads all the way
around. You should have five new beads.
Step up into a new bead.
24
Coming out of the same middle bead,
pick up 1(D) and go through all 17(D)
again (not the first (D) of the 18(D) you
previously picked up) and back into the
new (D) you’ve just picked up. Go back
into the middle bead on the disc from
the same side you originally came out of
when starting this step.
25
Weave through to the next middle bead
along on your small disc, pick up 18(D).
26
Come back into the first (D) of the 18(D)
you just picked up, back into the middle
bead from the same side and into the
(D) you added from step 24. Go through
all the 17(D) again. This will join the two
loops together.
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Slide the loops over your peyote tube.
Pull tight and reinforce. Add a clasp to
the other end of your leather or tie as
you would like.
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clockwork
STAR
S
ometimes great things
are born when things
seem to go astray,
but with a daring move you
choose a completely different
direction and ta-da a Star is
born.
I remember how in the initial
designing phases of this
pendant I was disappointed
that what I set out to do did
not work out, because at one
You will need:
n 2g Miyuki 15/0 Rocailles (A)
40
point the design started to get
all wavy, but instead of starting from scratch I decided to
ride these “waves” and turn
my star into a 3D shape. This
piece would make a lovely
pendant or add a brooch back
to make a lovely decorative
piece for your coat or scarf.
Make in under two hours and
for around £10.
n 28 x Miyuki Tila beads (B)
n 14 x Swarovski bicone 4mm
(G)
Wish upon this clock
inspired star
n 6g Matubo Superduo
beads(C)
n 1 x Swarovski rivoli 18mm
(H)
n 2g Miyuki 11/0 Rocailles (D)
n Use 0,16 or 0,18 fishing line
or its Fireline/Thread
DESIGNED BY ZOLTAN KISJUHASZ
n 7 x Swarovski bicone 3mm
(F)
B E A D & J E W E L L E R Y n I SS U E 8 7
n 21 x Miyuki 3mm Cubes (E)
n Size 12 needle
BEAD-WEAVING
(B)) and connect to the opposite (A) with 1(A), 1(D), 1(C),
1(D), 1(A) and go through the
opposite (A) and through the
3(C) and repeat this all the
way around.
1
Pick up 7(A), 7(B) alternating
them. Leave a tail thread that
you can finish off securely.
Tie a knot to hold the circle
in place and then transfer to
the free hole of any (B) bead.
Make sure to keep the thread
tight while transferring.
2
Coming out of the hole pick
up 1(A), 1(C), 1(A) and repeat
all the way around connecting the free holes of the (B)
beads.
4
Transfer to the free hole of
any of the ‘double’ (C) beads
and start a new round with
1(C) added in between the 2
(C) then (A), (B), (A), (B), (A)
and repeat around (or the
other way around if you come
out of the (C) in a direction
where this order is logical).
5
Transfer to the free hole of
any single (C) bead added in
Step 4. Pick up the following
using the (B) beads already
in place 1(A), 1(D) go into the
next (B). Pick up 1(A), 1(F),
1(A) and go into the next (B).
Pick up 1(D), 1(A) and go into
the next (C). Repeat all the
way around. Once you finish
this step you will have a wavy
surface, but this is ok, this is
what we are aiming for.
3
Transfer to the free hole of
any (C) bead and connect to
the next (C) with 1(C), 1(D),
1(E), 1(D), 1(C). Repeat 6 more
times.
7
Go back to any (D) added in
Step 5 and come out in a way
that you can connect to the
free hole of the (C) added
in Step 6. Pick up 1(A), 1(E),
1(A) and go through the next
(C) along. Pick up 1(A ), 1(E),
(A) and go into the next (D).
Repeat all the way around.
8
Weave through 1(A), 1(E),
1(A), 1(C) and then pick up
1(A), 1(G), 1(A) and connect to
the (C) added in Step 2 going
through the same hole as in
Step 2. Pick up 1(A), 1(G), 1(A)
and go back to the next (C)
from Step 6. Zig-zag your way
around following this pattern.
9
Using the Step 2 (C) beads
again come out and pick up
1(A), 1(B), 1(A) and go to the
next (C) (you are doing this on
top of the (B) beads added in
the first round).
10
Connect the free holes of the
newly added (B) beads with
(D) beads and put H in place.
Tighten and finish.
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A STAR IS BORN
6
Go back in to the beads added
Step 4 and come out of the (A)
bead (located between (C) and
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BEAD-WEAVING
Taylonia
PENDANT
Two domed mandalas come together
on either side of a cubic right angle
weave centre ring, creating a
rounded pendant. Simple fringe
and a streamlined bail make this
a beautifully wearable piece
DESIGNED BY MARCIA DECOSTER
O
n the cover!! This beautiful
fairy inspired fringed necklace
will definitely turn heads. It’s
subtle, yet the added bit of sparkle
from the 2mm crystals give it the wow
factor. If you’re attending a festival
the fringe on this piece will be right
at home. You could make the rope as
You will need:
n 5g Size 11 colour Gold (A)
n 5g Size 11 colour Blue (B)
n 2g Size 11 colour Lavender (C)
n 19 x GemDuo (D)
n 1g Size 15 colour Blue (E)
n 14 x 4mm Fire polish (F)
n 5g Size 15 colour Gold (G)
n 90 x 2mm crystal (H)
n 5 x 3mm bicone (I)
n 2 x 6mm round bead
n 1 x clasp 12 x 7mm lobster claw
n Small amount of cotton or wool
roving
n Fireline
n Nylon thread
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long as you would like to, to give it
that boho look. Some experience of
craw and praw will be needed to make
this necklace. It will take you roughly
about 6 hours to make and will cost
anything from £10 upwards depending
on what 2mm crystals you use.
3
Pick up 3(B) and pass through the next
(A) of round two. Repeat an additional
six times for a total of 7 three bead
picots. Step up to exit the middle (B)
from the first three bead picot. Figure
3.
Central mandala - make two
1
Thread approximately 100 cm of
thread if using single thread or 200 cm
if using double. This piece requires a
tight tension so I prefer using double
thread, however you may choose single as long as you pull tightly and keep
a firm tension. Use a size 11 needle
to insure multiple passes are possible. Pick up 1(A) and 1(B) 7 times for
a total of 14 beads. Tie in a circle and
pass through the first (A) and (B) bead
to exit a (B). Figure 1.
4
Pick up 1(C), 1(D) and 1(C). Pass
through the centre (B) bead of the next
picot. (Note: When passing through
the (D) insure that the front is face
up and you are passing through the
bottom hole) Repeat an additional six
times for a total of 7(D). Pass through
the first group of (C), (D), (C). Figure 4.
2
Pick up 1(A) and pass through the
next (B) bead. Repeat an additional
six times for a total of 7(A). Step
up through the first (A) bead in this
round. Figure 2.
5
Pick up 1(E) and pass through the
next group of (C), (D), (C). Repeat an
additional six times for a total of 7(E)
beads. Pass through the next (C) and
(D) and then pass through the top hole
of the (D). You will now be reversing
direction. Figure 5.
BEAD-WEAVING
DESIGN NOTE
Gem duos add a wonderful star quality
to the round mandalas. The structure
and bead choices create a deep dome
shape to this piece which is further
enhanced by stitching the two mandalas
back to back and providing some stuffing.
FIGURE 1
FIGURE 2
FIGURE 4
FIGURE 3
FIGURE 5
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BEAD-WEAVING
Add centre bead
6
Pick up 1(A), 1(F) and 1(A). Pass through
the top hole of the next (D). Repeat
an additional six times for a total of 7
groups of (A) and (F) beads. Pass through
the first (A) and (F) added in this round.
9
Weave up to exit a bead on the first round
of peyote. Working from the underside,
pick up one 6mm glass bead and pass
through an edge bead on the opposite
side. Repeat a couple of times to secure
the centre 6mm bead.
Create the CRAW circle
7
Pick up 3(E) and pass through the (E)
bead added in Round Five. Pick up 3(E)
and pass through the (A), (D), (A), (F). Repeat an additional six times for a total of
7 groups of (E) beads. These will frame
the edges of the (D) beads. Pass through
the (A), (D), (A), (F), (A), (D).
8
Pick up 3(G) and pass through the opposite side of the (D) you are exiting. Pass
through all edge beads until you are exiting the next (D). Repeat and additional
six times for a total of 7 picots at the tips
of the (D) beads.
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10
Use cubic right angle weave to create a
strip of 27 cubes. To start pick up 1(G)
and 3(A) beads. Tie into a circle and pass
through beads to exit the (G) bead. Wall
One is made with 3(G) beads. Wall Two,
Three and Four are made with (A) beads.
This creates an interior wall of the circle
with size 15’s which helps to make a nice
smooth circle.
Join the 27 unit strip of CRAW into a
circle by adding side beads as required.
This will create a circle of 28 units.
Pass through beads to exit an outside
edge (A) bead. Pick up 1(H) and pass
through the next edge bead. Repeat an
additional 27 times for a total of 28(H).
BEAD-WEAVING
Attach centre mandala to
the CRAW circle
11
Use the working thread from your mandala (If your working thread is not long
enough, weave in a new thread). Pass
through beads to exit a middle bead of
the 3(G) added in step 8.
Pass through an (G) bead on the inside
edge of the CRAW circle. Pick up a (G)
bead and pass through the next edge
bead on the mandala. Repeat an additional two times for a total of three (G)
beads.
Pass through the middle bead of the next
picot on the mandala. Repeat around
until all picots are joined to the CRAW
circle.
Repeat on the other side with the second
mandala. After joining 5 of the picots to
the mandala use a wad of cotton ball or
wool roving and stuff the space between
the two mandalas. Use and awl to put
the roving into the space until it is firmly
stuffed. Complete the last two joins.
Create bail
12
Identify a cube on the edge of the CRAW
circle who’s top is directly above the
point of a (D) bead. Move one cube to the
left of this cube and start a CRAW band
using the top of this cube as the floor of
your first cube. The interior edge of the
bail will be done in all size 15’s as in the
circle. The simplest way to do this is to
exit the bead on the right of the cube.
This will be wall one and will be done
with all (G) beads. The rest of the cube
will be done with all (A) beads.
Complete ten cubes and join to the cube
on the opposite side of the cube above
the (D) bead. This will give you a total of
11 cubes.
Weave to exit and edge (A) bead on the
bail. Pick up 1(H) and pass through the
next edge bead. Repeat for all spaces.
Weave to the other side and repeat the
(H) embellishment.
Create fringe - make five
Create bottom cubes to contain
tops of fringe
14
Pick up 4(G) and tie into a circle. Pass
through the first (G) bead.
13
Identify the cube directly opposite the
cube at the centre of the bail. Create a
cube using the edge beads of that cube
as your floor beads of the new cube.
Cube will be created using (G) beads
as side beads and (B) beads as ceiling
beads. The number of ceiling beads will
increase with each cube.
Cube one, (G) side beads and 1(B) ceiling
bead on each side.
Cube Two, (G) side beads and 2(B) ceiling
beads on each side.
Cube Three, (G) side beads and 3(B) ceiling beads on each side.
Weave to exit the three ceiling beads at
the top of cube three. Pick up 1(A) and
pass through the next 2(B) beads. Pick
up 3(C) beads and pass through the next
(B) bead. Repeat three additional times
to that all corners have an (B) bead and
all ceilings have a three bead picot of (C)
beads. Weave off tail.
15
Pick up 5(G) beads and pass through the
4th, 3rd, 2nd and 1st, through the 1st (G)
bead in the circle and at the next two (G)
beads.
TOP TIPS
TENSION Keep a very firm tension when
creating the mandala so that it will
dome and hold it’s shape. I used a double waxed fireline for the mandala.
BEAD CHECK Double check the orientation of the gem duo to make sure
that all are face up on the front of the
mandala.
THREAD CHANGE Switch to a single
nylon thread for the fringe so that it will
be soft and drape.
SPARKLE Randomly add a 2 mm crystal
in place of a size 11 ceiling bead in the
rope to add some subtle sparkle at your
neckline.
FINISHING TOUCHES Use an awl to
tuck the bits of wool roving or cotton
between the two mandalas before finishing the attachment.
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BEAD-WEAVING
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With (G) beads complete 16 additional
RAW units for a total of seventeen.
Weave to exit the bottom (G) bead and
pick up 1(I) and 3(G). Pass through the
top hole of a (D). Pick up 2(G) and pass
through the first of the 3(G) beads just
added, the (I) and the opposite side of the
bottom bead of the last RAW unit. Pass
through the (I), the first (G) bead at the
bottom of the (I) and the next 2(G) on the
side of the (D).
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Pick up 5(G) and pass through the bottom hole of the (D). Pick up 2(G), 1(E),
2(G) beads and pass back through the
bottom hole of the (D), the next 2(G)
beads and the (E) bead. Pick up 3(E)
beads and pass through the (E) from the
opposite side, the next 2(G) beads and
the hole in the (D).
BEAD NERD
Taylonia is a name found in the
world of fairies. The piece has a
fairly like quality to it with
soft pastels and delicate fringe.
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Pick up 5(G) and pass through the top
hole of the (D) and the3(G)beads on the
opposite side. Pass through all edge
beads once and weave off the thread.
Add the fringe
Weave a double thread into the (B) bead
at the bottom of the first cube at the
base of the pendant. Pass the thread
so that it is exiting on the inside of the
cubes. Pass the thread through the top
bead of one of the fringes and pull the
fringe into the cubes. Weave to the next
(B) bead at the bottom of that cube and
repeat. Repeat two additional times for a
total of four fringes added. For the fifth
fringe, weave to exit your thread through
the centre of the cubes between the four
fringes just added. Pass through the top
bead of the fifth fringe pulling it up into
the cube. Weave the thread off.
Create a rope
19
Using Praw 3 with size 15 side beads
and size 11 floor and ceiling beads make
a rope to your desired length. I chose
to use beads (A), (B), (C), (G), (E) and
created a random colour arrangement.
I also occasionally substituted a (H) for
the ceiling size 11 to create just a hint of
sparkle on the necklace.
Pick up 3 size 11 beads and tie in a circle. Pass through the first size 11 bead.
20
Pick up 1 size 15, 1 size 11 and 1 size 15
bead and pass through the size 11 from
the opposite side and the next size 11.
21
Pick up 1 size 15 and 1 size 11 and pass
through the size 15 from the first wall,
the size 11 floor bead, the next floor
bead and the size 15 from the first wall.
22
Pick up 1 size 11 bead and pass through
the size 15 side bead from wall two, the
floor bead, the size 15 from wall one and
the ceiling bead of wall one. Repeat for
the desired length.
BEAD-WEAVING
23
Attach lobster claw clasp
Weave to exit a side size 15 bead at
the end of the rope.Pick up 4(G) beads,
pass through the hole in the lobster
claw clasp, pick up 4(G) beads and pass
through the next size 15 side bead. Repeat once or twice to secure.
24
Repeat on the other end of the rope adding a jump ring.
Create ring for bail
26
Pick up 1(A), 1(B), 1(A) and pass through
the first (B) bead.
27
Pass through the next (A) bead. Pick up
2(A) beads. Pass through the side (A)
bead of wall one, the floor (A) bead you
were exiting, the next floor (A) bead and
the side (A) bead of wall one.
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Pick up 1(A) bead. Pass through the side
(A) bead of wall two, the next floor (A)
bead and the side bead of wall one.
Complete an additional 12 cubes for
a total of 13 cubes. Important: before
completing the join pass the PRAW 3
units through the bail loop at the top of
the pendant. Complete the join be adding
side beads as required. If necessary twist
the ring so that the (B) beads are on the
outside of the ring. Weave to exit an (B)
bead. Pick up 1(H) and pass through the
next (B) on the ring. Repeat for a total of
14(H).
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One additional PRAW3 ring will be added
to the bail for the rope to pass through.
This ring will be completed using all size
11’s. The ceiling and floor of one wall will
be a contrasting bead.
Pick up 1(B) and 2(A). Tie a knot and pass
through the first (B) bead. These are the
floor beads.
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HOT High St.
ON
THE
Welcome to our feature of projects that have been
inspired by what’s available on the high street
E
ar cuffs have been big on the
high street for a couple of years
now and this year is no exception.
From sparkly ones to metal ones to ones
with layers of chain and feathers hanging
off, they are hot hot hot! One of the main
places we tend to see people wearing
ear cuffs is at a festival. They look fab
paired with multiple necklaces, stacker
bracelets and hair jewels.
I started to wonder how I could bring
this fab trend to my beadwork and began
playing around with a couple of different
components, but in the end, a small favourite of mine was the winner. I decided
that it would work best using components, as you can add or take away as
many as you need. Also, if you need less,
but not by a whole component you can
just change up the join.
This fab little ear cuff comes with
quite a few possibilities. You can add
little-beaded loops off each component
and attach rows of chain, pop a feather
off the bottom, or if an ear cuff is not
for you, turn the cuff into a pretty little
necklace by adding chain to each side.
We all know I’m a sucker for a bit of
sparkle and obviously, my ear was going
You will need:
then move forward into the first (B) of a
set of two just added. Pick up 1(C) and go
into the second (B) of a set of two. Weave
through to the next set of 2(B).
to glisten like a Christmas tree, but if
you’re not into the sparkle as much, try
bezelling an 8mm cabochon and add
4mm round beads to the edge. There is a
style for everyone.
4
Continue step 3 all the way around and
once finished move forward into the first
(C) just added. Pick up 1(C), 1(D), 1(C)
and go into the next (C) along from previous round
1
We’re going to start by bezelling our chaton. Pick up 1(A), 1(B) five times and tie a
double over hand knot to form a circle
2
Coming out of an (A), pick up 2(B), miss
the next (B) bead on the base row and go
through the (A) after.
5
Continue step 4 all the way around.
When finished come out of a (C) after a
(D). Pick up 1(A) and go through the next
(C), (D), (C).
n 3g size 11 seed beads (A)
n 50 x True 2mm fire polished beads
(B)
n 2g size 15 seed beads (C)
n 25 x 4mm Swarovski bicones (D)
n 5 x Swarovski 8mm Chatons
n 2 x 3mm stud pads
n Fireline
n Size 15 Needle
n Glue (optional)
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3
Continue step 2 all the way around and
6
Continue step 5 all the way around
finishing by coming out of an (A). Pop in
your chaton and then pick up 1(C), 1(B),
1(C) and go into the next (A) along.
HOT ON THE HIGH STREET
7
Continue step 6 all the way around.
Once finished, reinforce the last sets of
beads your just added, but miss out the
(A) beads. Weave through to a (D) bead
coming out of the bottom of the bead.
Make another four components using
steps 1-7.
TOP TIPS
GLUE You may wish to put a bit of glue
inside your netted cover before putting in
the stud pad.
TENSION Try to keep a tight tension
when doing your bezel.
NEEDLE You will make multiple passes
through the size 15 seed beads, so a size
13 needle will be your best choice.
8
We’re now going to join our components.
Pick up 1(C) and go up a (D) on another
component.
9
Weave around until you’re coming up out
of a (D) directly below the ones you just
joined together. Pick up 1(C) and go down
the (D) on the other component.
10
Using steps 8-9 join all the other components in the same way. When you have
finished joining, weave through to the
back of the first component and come
out of an (B) bead from the very first row
of step 1. Pick up 3(C) and go into the
next (B) along.
11
Continue step 10 all the way around and
the weave up to a middle (C) of a set of
three. Pick up 1(C) and go into the next
middle (C) of a set of three along.
12
Continue adding 1(C) between all your
sets of 3(C) and before you pull it tight,
put in the stud pad. Pull the beads tight
and then go through all the single (C)
beads again, missing out the middle (C)
from the sets of 3(C). Weave off your
threads.
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Barns, Tokes Lane, Semley, Dorset SP7 9AW
Shop Tel: 01747 830666 Mail Order Tel:
01747 830666 www.stitchncraft.co.uk
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Best dressed b
Lots of lovely people come to the show displaying their finery for all
to see and the April show was no exception. Here we can take a
look at some of the beautiful designs on display
A
s the April Big Bead Show has
come to a close, we thought
we’d bring your attention to our
best-dressed beader winner and all the
runners-up.
Throughout the day the Bead and
Jewellery team wander through the
large hall, filled with all the beady
goodness we love to come and visit,
and it gives us chance to catch up
with beaders old and new to see what
they’ve been making.
Now it’s no secret that we as jewellery makers love to display our wares
and it’s even more fun when we get to
tell perfectly good strangers (who often
like to fondle said pieces of jewellery)
all about how we made it and what
inspired us.
We chatted to many of you on the day
and as always choosing a winner for
this competition is really tough and this
time was no exception, but in the end,
we chose the lovely Mo Harrison-Willis.
Mo wore a beautiful beaded necklace
designed by Laura McCabe. The design
was a mixture of peyote, herringbone
and netting stitch with gorgeous cup
chain hanging down delicately. The
colour choice was Mo’s own and even
though it wasn’t a large piece, it really
was quite striking and gave off the wow
factor. The lady herself was a delight to
talk to and we look forward to seeing
her again and what she’s wearing.
If all this lovely jewellery has inspired
you to want to enter the next Best
Dressed Beader competition, come
along to our next Big Bead Show on
October 20th, 2018. Look forward to
seeing you all there!
Right: Lesley Turner
wearing her stunning
Fran Griffith design in
her own colours.
Above: Michelle
Malet has an elegant
bead Embroidered
necklace on.
Above: Deanne Atkins rocking
the festival look with her bead
embroidery necklace.
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Left: Joan Buskell’s
amazing Sprial rope
necklace.
beader
ER!
WINN
Above: Mo Harrison-Willis our winner for best dressed beader.
Left: Hila Houvy
had on a pretty
necklace and
matching bracelet.
Above: Jean Timpson’s fab geometric peyote
triangle necklace designed by Tracey Clegg.
Below: Bernice Fedak is
wearing a lovely superduo
rope with fringe, inspired by
Jill Wiseman.
Above: Eleanor Hawkins
wrapped wire necklace
with gemstones.
Below: Ann Waterman’s beautiful
stone and shell wirework necklace
Right: Debbie
Webster has a
beautiful craw,
embroidery and
fringed necklace.
Below: Emma Bazeley’s bead embroidery
necklace with peyote stitched cabochons
make this necklace super fun.
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makemetoday
wearmetomorrow
Welcome back to our quick to make
projects, that you can make in an
hour or two and wear immediately
DESIGNED BY VICKY ROBERTS
I
designed these earrings quite a while ago
for myself, and they
are some of my absolute favourites. I find they
go with absolutely all of
my wardrobe and can be
You will need:
n 2g Miyuki size 11 seed
beads dark bronze (A)
n 2 x 3mm Fire polished
beads red picasso (B)
n 24 x 2mm Fire polished
beads matte metallic gold
mix (C)
n 22 x 3x2mm rondelle
bronze (D)
dressed up or down, so I
thought I’d share them with
you. They are super quick to
make and only take about
2 hours all in all. The three
gemstones work so well together and I love the pop of
blue/green from the Peruvian Amazonite. The metal
of the feathers add an extra
element of festival fun and
even though the earrings
are big, they are big without
being in your face.
When I originally designed
the earrings, I pretty much
went through my stash
seeing what I had available
to go with the stones. I only
used one colour of seed and
I found that they are fab for
using up left over fire polished beads, round beads
or crystals. You can add as
much or as little fringe as
you want and even make a
matching pendant. I hope
you enjoy wearing yours as
much as I enjoy wearing
mine.
1
We’re going to start by
gluing down our carnelian cabochon to a piece of
backing.
2
Once the glue has dried. Tie
a knot in a piece of thread
and come up next to the
cabochon. Pick up 2(A), sit
them next to the cabochon
and go down in front of
them.
FIGURE 1
FIGURE 2
FIGURE 3
FIGURE 6
FIGURE 7
FIGURE 8
FIGURE 11
FIGURE 12
FIGURE 13
n 10 x English cut beads
metallic amethyst (E)
n 8 x Melon Beads (F)
n 2 x bronze feather charm
n 2 x silver feather charm
n 2 x 10mm Carnelian
cabochon
n 2 x 8mm Amethyst
cabochon
n 2 x 6mm Peruvian
Amazonite cabochon
n Nicole’s bead backing
n Ultra suede
n 2 x Ear wire bronze
n Fireline
n Needle
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3
Bring your needle up before
the 2(A) and go through
them again, but do not take
your needle down through
the backing.
4
Add a second 2(A) and go
down through the backing, but this time when you
come back up, come up
between beads one and two
and go through 3(A).
5
Continue adding sets of 2(A)
all the way around - pick
up two, come back through
three.
6
Glue down your amethyst
cabochon on the bottom left
hand side of your carnelian
cabochon. Following steps
2 - 5, bead around it.
7
Glue down your amazonite
next to the amethyst and
bead around it. Come up
your backing in the space
between the carnelian and
the ammonite and stitch
down a (B) bead. Bead
around this the same way as
you have with the cabochons.
8
Cut out your piece as close
to the beads as possible and
glue on to a piece of ultra
suede.
9
We’re now going to add the
edge beads. Bring a new
piece of thread (knot on the
end) through the edge of
your backing so the knot
hides between the backing
and suede. Pick up 1(A) and
bring your needle through
the suede and the backing
in the same place you have
just come through.
10
Come up through the new
(A) bead.
11
Leaving about 1mm gap,
pick up another (A) bead and
go through your suede and
backing again in through
FIGURE 4
FIGURE 5
FIGURE 9
FIGURE 10
FIGURE 14
FIGURE 15
the same place you’re now
coming out of. Come back
up through the new bead.
Continue adding beads in
the same way all the way
around, joining the last two
(A) beads together when you
get back to the start.
12
Coming out of an edge bead
towards the side of your
amazonite cabochon, closer
to the (B) bead pick up 10(A),
1(C), 2(A), 3(D), 3(A).
13
Come back up the last (D)
to create a picot with the
(A) beads on the end of
the first fringe. Go back up
through all the other beads
and back into the edge bead
you’re coming out of. Go
down the next edge bead
along towards the amethyst
cabochon.
14
Add the next 3 fringe
strands coming out of the
edge beads using the following beads.
Second strand: 3(A), 1(C),
2(A), 1(D), 2(A), 2(D), 2(A),
bronze feather, 2(A) - go
back up the last (D) and the
rest of the beads.
Forth strand
Third strand: 2(A), 1(C), 1(A),
1(D), 1(C), 1(D), 1(C) 9(A) go back up the forth from
bottom (A) and up the rest of
the beads.
Second strand: 3(A), 1(C),
2(A), 1(D), 2(A), 2(D), 2(A),
bronze feather, 2(A) - go
back up the last (D) and the
rest of the beads.
Forth strand: 3(A) 3(C),
2(A), 1(C), 1(E), 3(A), silver
feather, 2(A) - go back up
the (A) under the (E) and the
rest of the beads.
15
To do the top layer of fringe
we’re now going to come
out of the backing just below
the amazonite cabochon.
The first strand is above the
silver feather strand.
Strand one: 8(A), 1(F), 1(E),
1(D), 4(A), 2(C), 7(A) and
come up the forth from
last (A) and up the rest of
the beads and through the
backing.
Strand two: Above the gap
between strand two and
three of the bottom layer,
pick up 8(A), 1(C), 1(F), 1(D),
5(A), 1(D), 3(A) and come
back up through the (D), the
rest of the beads and the
backing.
Strand three: Above the last
strand, pick up 5(A), 3(E),
3(A), 2(F), 3(A) and go back
up the last (F), the rest of
the beads and into the backing.
16
Weave your way up to the
edge beads just off centre
above the carnelian cabochon. Pick up 7(A), miss the
next edge bead and go into
the one after. Reinforce and
add your ear wire. Trim off
excess threads.
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LITTLE
Mix and match these little gem designs
to make multiple sets of jewellery
DESIGNED BY JUSTINE GAGE
You will need:
For the copper bracelet:
Lined (1932) (B)
n Approx 100 x Gem duo, Crystal Sunset
(A)
n 2 x Rose montee, Crystal AB (C)
11/0 Miyuki seed beads, pastel yellow
(4451) (D)
n 4g 11/0 Toho seed bead, Mint Green
Picasso (B)
n 2 x Swarovski rose montee, Crystal (C)
n 11/0 miyuki seed beads copper (D)
n Approx 40 x 3mm round beads, clear
green (E)
n Approx 30 x 3mm Swarovski pearls,
Light Gold (E)
n 2 x 8/0 seed beads, Silver (to attach the
jump rings) (F)
n 2 x 14mm Swarovski rivoli, Crystal AB
n 3 x 8mm Swarovski Chaton, Yellow opal
n 4 x 8mm Swarovski chaton, scarabaeus
green
For the lilac necklace
n 22cm fine silver chain
n Approx 75x Gem duo, Backlit Pink Mist
(A)
n Small jump rings and a clasp
n 4g 11/0 Miyuki seed beads, Dark Lilac
n 6lb fireline smoke
n 2 x Matubo 14mm Rivoli, Goldenrod
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n 2 x Rose montee, Crystal AB (C)
n Size 10 long needle
H
ave fun making seven little
gem elements with the pretty
GemDuo beads. Indulge your
creative side and experiment with different arrangements to make whatever you
like! Or even remake your design if you
get bored with it! You can spend as long
or short as you would like making these
and cost is dependant on how many you
make. Multiple component jewellery is
fantastic for making a full set of jewellery.
BEAD-WEAVING
GEM ARCS
GEM STAR
GEM TILE
the (B) opposite. Stitch back through
in a figure of eight. Make sure that the
threads sit inside the groove on the back
of the (C).
Gem tile
1
(Pick up 1(A), 5(B), 1(A) (through the
other hole) four times. Tie into a circle.
Arrange so that the work lies flat.
2
Continue through (A), pass through four
of the 5(B) beads, so that the middle
one pops up. Continue through (A) and
(B). Pick up the 1(C) and stitch through
3
Continue through (B), (A), 5(B), also popping up the middle (B) bead on the outside. Pass through (A) and (B), and make
another figure of eight stitch through the
(C), at right angles to the first one.
4
Continue through the next 2(A) beads,
also popping up the centre (B) bead on
the outside. Cast off and weave in the tail
end.
GEM RING
RIVOLI STAR
Gem star
5
Pick up 3(B), 1(D) four times. Tie into
a circle. Pass through a few beads to
emerge from a (D) bead. Pull gently on
the working thread to draw in the tail.
FOR MIYUKI BEADS EASE OUT THE
CIRCLE TO BE A LITTLE LARGER, AFTER
THE KNOT IS TIED.
6
Pick up 5(B) and go through the (D).
Repeat three more times and step up
through 3(B) (blue line). Pick up 1(B),
1(A), 1(B) and go through middle (B). Repeat three more times (green line) and
step up through the (B) and (A).
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Button loop (For the gem star button)
DESIGN NOTE
In this project you can make as many
little gem elements as you like and then
spend a little time experimenting with
them to find the best arrangement, or
else follow my designs. Any leftover elements can become earrings!
9
Pick up 1(A), 1(B) 12 times and tie into
a circle. Draw in the tail (as in step 5).
Wrap the thread behind the last (A),
and go through the outer hole to get
to the outer edge (you may like to go
around the inner circle a second time for
strength, as the button loop will need to
be extra strong).
10
Pick up 1(E) and go through 1(A). Repeat
11 more times.
11
thread to tighten. Place the work between thumb and finger and wiggle, so
that the chaton is placed centrally in the
window. Draw the thread in tight. The (A)
beads will still waggle at this point.
7
Pick up 2(B) and pass through (A).
Repeat 3 more times. Place the chaton
face down into the netting. Draw up the
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8
On the reverse add a (D) bead between
each pair of (B) beads. This will add
tension that will stop the (A) beads from
moving. Snip off the tail and cast off.
This element can also be used as a button by making a bar across the back.
Pick up 5(B) and go through (A). Repeat
11 more times. Pass around these beads
again, missing out the central (B) bead,
so that it pops up. Snip off the tail and
cast off.
BEAD-WEAVING
Gem ring
12
Start the same as step 9, but with 16
pairs of (B) and (A) beads.
Wrap to the outer edge, and add 2(B)
beads in each gap. Go around again,
adding 1(B) bead between each pair of
(B) beads to form a picot. Snip tail and
cast off.
COLOURWISE
Gem duo beads come in a couple of
finishes. I like the “backlit” finish, which
has a mirrored back, but this can be
very ‘blingy’. For a more subtle design I
also like the solid metallic finish.
Rivoli ring
13
Start the same step 9, but with 10 groups
of (B) and (A) beads. Make the picot edge
as in steps 10 and 11. Weave to the inner
edge to emerge from a (A) bead (reverse
view).
TOP TIPS
14
Pick up 8(B), skip (B), (A), (B) and pass
through the next (A) bead (anti-clockwise). Go back through 3(B).
FOR MIYUKI BEADS PICK UP 9(B)
in step 14. There will be five groups of
2(B) around the middle. Slip the rivoli
face down in between the layers just
before you tighten the thread.
FOR MIYUKI BEADS PICK UP 6(B) AND
IN THE LAST REPEAT PICK UP 3(B).
THERE WILL BE FIVE GROUPS OF 3(B)
AROUND THE MIDDLE.
Tighten so that the rivoli is secure and
cast off.
Chaton ring
FEEL FREE! Try a lot of different combinations before you choose the final
version. I often take pictures, so that I
can refer back to them when making up
the design. Don’t be afraid to cut it up
and try again, as each element is made
separately.
THREAD COLOUR Use fireline in smoke,
the thread may show in places, and this
is the most “invisible” colour.
DESIGN If you are making a necklace,
it is useful to incorporate some “pivot
points” places where the necklace can
be flexible, to ensure a close fit.
15
Pick up 5(B), skip (B), (A), (B) and pass
through the next (A) bead (anti-clockwise). Go back through 3(B). Repeat four
more times. On the last repeat pick up
just 2(B) and go through the 3(B) added
16
Start the same as step 9, but with seven
groups of (B) and (A) beads. Weave to
the outer edge (by wrapping the thread
behind).
Pick up 1(B), 1(E), 1(B) in each gap. FOR
MIYUKI BEADS, START WITH EIGHT
GROUPS OF (B) & (A) BEADS.
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BEAD-WEAVING
and on the last repeat pick up just one
bead. Slip the chaton face down into the
middle, making sure that it is centred.
Tighten the thread. Weave to the outer
ring and cast off. There will be four
groups of one bead around the centre.
compare the different versions.
For a bracelet, make sure that the design
will be strong and not have too many
parts that stick out and catch on clothing. For a necklace, make sure that the
inner curve matches a draped chain of
the same finished length. In this way you
can avoid your necklace twisting when
worn. In addition, add pivot points where
it is joined by just one bead, so these can
flex if the curve isn’t quite perfect.
Add extra (D) and (E) beads where
necessary to complete the design. Some
methods of attachment are illustrated
here.
Gem arc
17
Emerging from an (B) bead, pick up 5(B)
and go through (B), (A), (B). Repeat six
more times to get back to the beginning.
Pass around the outer edge again, skipping the centre (B) beads to pop them
up.
18
Weave to the inner circle. Pick up 7(B).
Pass through the 4th bead clockwise
(an (A) bead), pass back through the last
3(B).
22
You can also stack elements. For example place a GEM STAR on top of a GEM
RING, as seen in the green bracelet
design.
20
Pick up 1(A), 1(B) five times. Turn and
go through the other hole of the last (A)
bead.
VERSION 1. Pick up 2(B) into each
gap and tie the thread ends together.
Go around again adding a (B) bead in
between each pair of (B) beads. Cast off
and weave in ends.
VERSION 2. Pick up an (E) bead in each
gap. Cast off and weave in ends.
Construction
23
Add a (F) bead on each end of the
necklace and use a jump ring to attach a
chain. Try it on to find the correct length
and adjust as necessary.
SUPPLYSHOP
19
Pick up 4(B) and pass through the 4th
bead clockwise (an (A) bead), pass back
through the last 3(B). Repeat twice more
21
Spend a little time arranging your elements into different designs, I find it useful to photograph them, so that you can
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BEAD-WEAVING
FESTIVAL
star gazing
S
tars have been popular for as long
as I can remember and especially
at festivals. Whether you’re wearing big stars or small stars you will be
bang on trend. Kleshna has made this
as a pendant, but you could make two
and attach to the end of a long lariat, or
try adapting the bead count/bead size
to make smaller versions for earrings.
Using mainly seeds and a couple of
bicones, this project will be a good stash
buster.
Shimmer away through Starry
festival nights with these silvery
star creations
DESIGNED BY KLESHNA
You will need:
n 11/0 Seed Beads (B)
n 8/0 Seed Beads (A)
n 4mm Swarovski Bicones (C)
n Jump Rings for pendant fitting
n Earring fitments
1
Pick up 5(A) seed beads and thread into
a circle.
2
Reinforce the circle by going around
the circle again and tie with a knot, this
completes round 1.
3
Pick up 1(A) and thread between each
2(A).
4
Your work should look like this and you
will have 10(A) in a semi hexagonal
shape.
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n Beading needles size 10
5
Pick up 2(A) and miss out 1(A) as shown.
TOP TIPS
TRACK YOUR PROGRESS This piece
does take some time so be sure to pay
attention to build the star up steadily
and correctly so the sewing together is
seamless and neat.
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n Necklace Chain
6
This is how your work should now look
after the 1st increase.
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BEAD-WEAVING
7
Carry on increasing all the way around,
this shows the second increase.
8
This shows the last 2(A) in the final increase of round 3.
9
Before you start round 4, your piece
should look like this.
10
Pick up 2(A) and force between the last
2(A) you came out of. Pick up 1(B) in
contrasting colour.
11
Do step 10 all around the circle and step
up when you arrive back at the beginning.
12
Pick up 2(A) and go back into the same
couplet.
13
This is how your piece should look when
the thread is pulled through.
14
Pick up 1(B) and go back through the
previous (B). Pick up 1(B) and step up
through the next couple of (A) beads.
Pick up 2(A) to start creating the next
arm.
15
Once you have created all five arms
by repeating steps 13 & 14, your piece
should look like this. A star shape is now
forming.
16
Pick up 2(A) to continue building the
arms, thread back down (A) beads to
previous layer and pick up 1(B). Thread
through (B) below and pick up 1(B).
Thread through to the next (B) to start
building the corners. Pick up 1(B) and
thread through adjoining (A) to get to
the top of the next arm. Pick up 2(B) and
repeat step 16 again to bring you all the
way back round.
17
You will now have a piece that is beginning to build outwards.
Add some extra sparkle and
sew on Bicones to embellish
the arms of the star.
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BEAD-WEAVING
nspiration
As the name suggests, this piece was
inspired by those wonderful clear
starry summer nights spent star gazing.
21
Bring needle back down 4(A) on one side
of the arm towards the centre, exiting
just before and travel back up one side
of the next arm to add 1(A) creating the
next point. Repeat this step until all
arms have a point.
18
To continue building out the arms and
the corner (B) beads, pick up 2(A) and
come out at the bottom of the previous
set. Pick up 1(B) and thread through
below (B). Pick up 1(B) and thread
through the next central (B). Pick up 1(B)
and thread up through the next (B). Pick
up 1(B) and thread up through towards
the next (A) arm and again pick up 2(A).
Repeat to continue to grow the piece
outwards. You must leave one side of the
star (B) corner with less beads (see left
star in step 25), this is so it will stitch
nicely to the second side.
22
Exit via the centre as to add on the central (C).
23
Pick up 1(C) and secure to the opposite
(A).
19
Exit through the top of an arm. Your
piece should now look like this.
24
Reinforce to secure the (C).
20
Pick up 1(A) to create a point at the top of
the arm.
25
Now make the back side of the star (do
not add the end (A) points on the ends)
repeating steps 1 – 19. The sides should
not exactly match.
26
Start to join the two sides together starting at the top of the arms.
27
Continue the join travelling down and
around the sides of the star.
28
To embellish the arms with (C) beads,
simply sew these on connecting them to
the star.
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METAL CLAY
butterfly
KISSES
SILVER CLAY CLASP
A clever feature clasp made in
silver clay to harmonise with
a stunning piece of jewellery
DESIGNED BY TRACEY SPURGIN
T
his beautiful clasp
would make a stunning addition to any
piece of jewellery. The only
difficult decision would be to
where you want to wear it on
your piece of jewellery. You
could use it as a focal on the
front of your necklace. If you
wear your hair up, it would
look amazing on the back of
the neck. The choice is yours.
If this has whetted your appetite for metal clay, why
not join Tracey on her online
distance learning courses.
With full detailed instructional videos, support documents
and you can even interact
with her to ask questions. A
whole world of metal clay at
your fingertips.
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You will need:
n 20g Silver clay
n Paste pot
n Ceramic tile work surface
n Roller
n Spacers
n Needle tool
1
Begin by preparing a shallow wall paper texture and
the work surface with a light
coating of balm. Roll out a
piece of clay 1.5mm thick
and then place the clay onto
the texture with 1mm spacer
bars. Roll once firmly. Using
a circle template and needle
tool pierce out a large circle,
then place the clay over a
measure spoon to create a
dome. Place to dry.
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2
Next roll out a piece of clay
1mm thick. Using the fine
silver bezel cup, turn the cup
upside down and push into
the clay. Centre over a circle
template size 12 or 1.2mm
in diameter. Place to dry and
repeat the process to make
three washers.
n Rubber tip tool
n Tissue blade
n Paint brush
n Water pot
n Template circle template
n Scissors
n 2 x 8mm fine silver Bezel
cups
n 2 x 8mm earth magnets
BEADLINK: www.craftworx.co.uk
METAL CLAY
3
Using Craftworx template
2080, place it on top of a piece
of scratch foam and using
the ball end tool gently trace
around the template shape
pushing into the scratch
foam. This becomes a texture
plate. Add any further detail
you might want.
4
Using 1.5mm spacer bar roll
out a piece of clay. Place the
clay onto the scratch foam
image and place 1mm spacer
on top of the foam to roll once
again. Turn the clay over and
use a needle tool to pierce out
the outline of the butterfly.
Place this to dry. Once its dry
use a little file to clean and
tidy up the edges.
5
After the domed circle has
totally dried, place the dome
onto a piece of course sanding grit to level the edge.
6
Once the washers have dried.
Place this in the middle of the
bezel cup and secure with a
little paste into the centre of
the convex side of the dome.
Allow that to dry.
9
Once the petals have dried
they can begin to be attached
to the convex dome using a
little paste. Once the petals
have dried in place, add a
little definition by applying a
wet paint brush and a needle
tool to score in linear texture
similar to that on a daisy.
Finally add the third washer
into the centre of the daisy, as
this will act as a location lip
for the opposite magnet on
the butterfly.
7
With the second bezel cup
and washer, place this into
the centre back of the butterfly and secure with a little
paste. Clean up the excess
and allow this to dry thoroughly.
10
Once all the pieces have
totally dried these then need
to be fired. This can be done
by hand held blow torch, on
a gas hob or in a kiln fire
around 800c for 20 minutes.
8
To create the daisy petals roll
out a piece of clay 1mm thick
and use a template to
pierce out the petal
shapes. To make the
petal shape curve,
dry them on the
same measuring
spoon as previously used for the
dome.
11
After firing, we can create
the joining points. Solder on
two jump rings, one to the
butterfly wing and one to the
daisy flower.
12
We’ll now polish up your
piece. This can done by wire
brushing, or using tools such
as tumblers or polishing
wheels. You can either polish
them to a shiny finish, or to
add some further dimension
leave the daisy flower, but
patina the butterfly using a
little liver of sulpher and hot
water.
13
Lastly, add the magnets.
These are glued
in place with a
strong epoxy glue
and make sure you
have the opposite
poles before putting
in place.
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BEAD EMBROIDERY
sixpence
BROOCH
SILVER
Add this beautiful brooch for a bit of
a difference on your wedding day
DESIGNED BY PAULINE NEVILLE
W
hat a beautiful present this
would be for a bride, or for
yourself if you’re the bride.
They could attach it to their garter and
wear it for luck, but then again why
hide such a stunning piece. If you or
your bride is wearing a bolero jacket or
a cashmere shawl, pop it on there for
pride of place. Alternatively, this would
look fab mixed in with a bouquet, beaded
or flowers. This is an excellent piece for
getting into bead embroidery as it takes
us step-by-step through a small, but
textured piece. If a wedding is not around
the corner why not try using a different
coin or a small flat gemstone cabochon
and some spring colours.
2
We’re now going to bead around the
sixpence using backstitch. Bringing your
needle up next to the sixpence, pick up
2(A) and take your needle down in front
of them.
You will need:
n 2g seed beads size 11 Galvanized
duracoat Silver (A)
n 1g seed beads size 11 White pearl (B)
n 3 x 4mm Swarovski pearls Creamrose
(C)
n 6 x 4mm Swarovski bicone beads
Crystal abx2 (D)
n 1g seed beads size 15 Galvanized
duracoat Silver (E)
n 2 x seed beads size 15 white pearl (F)
n 3mm Cupchain crystal ab
n 1 x 8mm Swarovski chaton in moonlight
1
Start by sticking your silver sixpence to a
piece of bead backing.
3
Bring your needle back up before the
2(A) and take your needle through them.
Do not go back into the backing.
n 1 x sixpence
n 1 x metal spacer
n 1 x metal spike charm
n Ultrasuede
n Bead Backing
n Needle
n Thread
n E6000
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you need by putting it around the beaded
sixpence. Cut to where you need it.
4
Pick up 2(A) and go down the into the
bead backing. Come back up between
the first and second (A) you added in
previous step and go through 3(A).
6
Pick up your cupchain check how much
7
Stitch over the joins of the cupchain,
pushing it together after it is sealed
down.
BEAD NERD
5
Continue step 4 all the way around.
A lot of people don’t know the last line for
the song: ‘Something old, something new,
something borrowed, something blue and
a silver sixpence in her shoe’. Wearing
a silver sixpence as a brooch is
much more comfy than in
your shoe.
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BEAD EMBROIDERY
8
Continue step 7 all the way around.
9
As in steps 1-4 backstitch a row of (B)
beads.
10
Leaving a couple of mm space from the
beaded sixpence, pick up 1 metal spacer
and a (C) bead and go back down the
metal spacer.
11
Backstitch a row of (A) beads around the
spacer.
12
In the space between the beaded sixpence and the beaded spacer add 6(D)
beads. Pick up 1(D) and 1(E) and go back
down the (D) to get them to sit proud. Do
the same with the other 5(D).
13
Backstitch (A) beads around both sides
of the (D) beads.
14
We’re going to bezel a 8mm chaton now.
Start back picking up 20(A) and go back
through them all and the first one again
to create a ring.
15
Add a row of Peyote in (A) beads, pick up
1(A), miss the next one along on the base
row and go through the one after on the
base row. Repeat all the way around.
This will give us three rows - a inside, a
middle and an outside row.
16
Step down to the inside row of the (A)
beads, pick up 1(E) and go into the next
(A) along. Repeat all the way around. At
this point you can choose to step down
and Peyote another row of (E) beads.
17
Weave to the outside row and Peyote
stitch a row of (E) beads.
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BEAD EMBROIDERY
18
Pop in the 8mm chaton and pull tight.
Step up and Peyote another row (E) beads
19
Stitch down the chaton bezel to the bead
back leaving enough room to backstitch
a row of (A) beads around the bezel.
20
On either side of the peyote bezel pick up
1(C) and 1(F). Come back down through
the (C).
22
Cut out all the excess bead backing from
around your brooch, leaving 1mm all the
way around.
26
Pick up 1(A) and take your needle
through the ultrasuede and the bead
back and up through the 1(A).
23
Using your embroidered piece as a template draw around and cut out a piece of
ultrasuede. Stitch a brooch back to the
ultra suede
27
Repeat step 26 all the way around.
24
Pop a little bit of glue on your bead backing and stick it to the ultra suede. Then
once dried bring your needle up out of
the bead backing. Pick up 1(A) and go
back through both the ultrasuede and
the bead backing.
21
Backstitch (A) beads around the (C)
beads from previous step.
28
Coming out of an (A) at a place of your
choice on your brooch edge, pick up 3(A),
half a spike charm and 3(A). Go back up
through the next but one (A) from the
one you came out of. Reinforce this step.
SUPPLYSHOP
25
Take your needle up through the (A) you
added in step 24.
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Mara
EARRINGS
BEAD-WEAVING
T
hese are full on show stopper
shoulder duster earrings from
colourful beaded beads. What
could be better on a long summer night
to match your long skirt and the flowing blouse, for rocking that Woodstock
atmosphere? This project is excellent for
using those left over beads from other
projects. Also, instead of the bottom part
of the earrings add a trendy silk tassel!
You could even make a matching necklace and bracelet from the same beaded
beads! If you’d rather not use bright
colours, change it up by using metallic
colours or classic colours.
Small beaded bead:
Hippie beads and happy colours!
DESIGNED BY ERIKA SANDOR
1
Pick up the combination of (B), (A), (B)
three times. Tie the tail and the beginning of the thread into a knot. The three
groupings of (B), (A) and (B) form a
triangle, with the (A) beads in the middle
of each three sides. Sew through (B) and
(A).
2
Pick up 3(C), 1(D), 1(E), 1(D), 3(C). Sew
once more through the (A) bead you were
exiting at the beginning of this step to
form a loop of seed beads around the fire
polished bead. Continue through 2(B)
and 1(A). Repeat this two more times.
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3
Turn to the opposite direction by sewing through 3(C), 1(D) and 1(E). Pick up
1(F). Sew through the (E) bead on the left
hand side, in the middle of the loop of
seed beads you added as the last. Pick
up 1(F). Sew through the (E) bead on the
left hand side, in the middle of the loop
of seed beads you added as the second.
Pick up 1(F). Sew through the (E) bead
on the left hand side, in the middle of the
loop of seed beads you added as first.
4
Sew several times only through the (F)
beads you picked up in step 3, then sew
down towards an (A) through (E), (D) and
3(C). Turn to the original direction by
sewing through (A).
i
nspiration
Hippies, flowers in the hair and the
summer of Love… These long earrings from colourful beaded beads
bring back the atmosphere of Woodstock, the feeling of love, equality and
freedom. Make one for yourself and
one to your friend!
BEAD-WEAVING
You will need:
n Bead mat
n 0.12 mm Smoke Grey Fireline
n 2 x thin beading needle
n Sharp scissors or thread burner
n Round-nose pliers
n Cutiing pliers
Small beaded bead (for 1 piece):
n 3 x 6 mm fire polished beads in Pastel
Dark Coral (A)
n 6 x 2 mm round druk bead in Fine
Brush Silver Plated (B)
n 36 x Miyuki size 15 seed beads in
Nickel Plated (190) (C)
n 12 x Miyuki size 11 seed beads in
Picasso Chartreuse Matte (4515) (D)
n 6 x Miyuki Delica size 11 cylinder
beads in Galvanized Semi Matte Dark
Aqua (1183) (E)
n 9 x Miyuki Delica size 11 cylinder
beads in Duracoat Opaque Dyed
Hawthorne (2106) (F)
Big beaded bead (for 1 piece):
n 6 x 6 mm fire polished beads in Pastel
Dark Coral (A)
n 12 x 2 mm round druk bead in Fine
Brush Silver Plated (B)
n 90 x Miyuki size 15 seed beads in
Nickel Plated (190) (C)
n 12 x Miyuki size 11 seed beads in
Picasso Chartreuse Matte (4515) (D)
n 6 x Miyuki Delica size 11 cylinder
beads in Galvanized Semi Matte Dark
Aqua (1183) (E)
n 9 x Miyuki Delica size 11 cylinder
beads in Duracoat Opaque Dyed
Hawthorne (2106) (F)
n 3 x 6x9 mm fire polished donut beads
in Green Turquoise Luster (G)
n 3 x 2x3 mm faceted micro spacer in
Dark Bronze (H)
To assemble the earrings:
n 2 x long head pin
n 4 x eye pin
n 1 x pair of earring hooks
n 2 x 20x16 mm olive shaped glass bead
in Marbled Green (I)
n 2 x metal spacer
n 10 x O-bead in Dark Bronze (J)
n 10 x 4 mm fire polished bead in White
Picasso (K)
n 6 x 3 mm metal bead in bronze (L)
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BEAD-WEAVING
left hand side needle became your right
hand side and vice-versa. Your first RAW
unit is finished.
6
Repeat step 2 to form loops for the other
half of the beaded bead.
9
Pick up 1(B), 1(A), 1(B) on the right hand
side and the same on the left hand side
needle. Pick up 1x (G) and crisscross
through it with the two needles. Your
left hand-side needle became your right
hand-side and vice-versa. Your second
RAW unit is finished
7
Repeat steps 3-5. The second half of the
small beaded bead is finished.
Your thread should exit an (A) bead now.
Sew through (B). Pick up 1(E), then continue through the (B) and (A). Repeat this
two times to fill (E) beads into the gaps
between the pairings of (B) all around.
Secure and trim your thread. Your first
small Mara beaded bead is finished!
Big beaded bead:
5
Turn to the opposite direction by sewing
through the whole loop of seed beads
around (A): 3(C), 1(D), 1(E), 1(D), 3(C).
Sew through all the seed beads from the
third and the second loop and then continue to sew once more through the seed
beads from the first loop (the ones you
already sew through at the beginning of
this step). Turn to the original direction
by sewing through (A).
The first half of the small beaded bead is
finished.
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8
Work with two needles as we’re going to
be doing right angle weave (RAW). Pick
up 1(G) and let it drop to the middle of
the thread. Pick up 1(B), 1(A), 1(B) on the
right hand side and the left hand side
needle, too. Pick up 1(G) and crisscross
through it with the two needles. Your
10
Pick up 1(B), 1(A), 1(B) on the right hand
side and the same on the left hand side
needle. Crisscross through the first (G)
you picked up at the beginning of step 1.
Your third RAW unit is finished.
11
Sew through 1(B) and 1(A) with the right
hand side needle. Pick up 5(C), 1(H), 5(C).
Sew through the (A) bead at the opposite
BEAD-WEAVING
5 side of the same RAW unit, in the same
direction you have sewn through the (A)
bead at the beginning of this step. Work
with the second needle. Sew through
1(B) and 1(A). Pick up 4(C). Sew through
(C), (H), (C) in the middle of the grouping
you picked up with the first needle, but in
the opposite direction. Pick up 4(C). Sew
through the (A) bead at the opposite side
of the same RAW unit, in the same direction you have sewn through the (A) bead
at the beginning of this step. Continue
through 1(B) with both needles, then
crisscross through the (G).
12
Repeat step 11 to decorate the second
and third RAW-unit, too. Finish by crisscrossing through a (G).
14
Continue forming loops around the (A)
beads and adding (E) in between (B)
beads. Finish by adding 1(E) and then
sewing through a (B) bead on both sides.
15
Sew through the (A) beads on both sides
and turn to the opposite direction with
both needles by sewing through 3(C),
1(D), 1(E).
17
Sew several times only through the (F)
beads added in the previous step. Afterwards sew through an (E) bead.
After exiting an (E) sew towards an (A)
by passing through (D) and 3(C). Sew
through the seed beads forming the
loops around the other two (A) beads,
too. Finish by sewing up through 3(C),
1(D) towards the (E) you were exiting at
the beginning of this step, then through
the (E) itself. Repeat with the second
needle.
Secure and trim both ends of the thread.
Your first big Mara beaded bead is finished!
Assemble the earrings:
1
Assemble the lowest part of the earrings. Put 1(I), 1x metal spacer, 1(J), 1(K)
and one metal bead on the bead pin.
Create a loop with the round-nose pliers.
2
Assemble the middle part of the earrings. Put 1(K), 1(J), 1x small beaded
bead, 1(J) and 1(K) on a head pin. Create
a loop with the round-nose pliers,
13
Still using both needles: sew through
1(B) and 1(A). Pick up 3(C), 1(D), 1x (E),
1x (D) and 3x (C). Sew once more through
the (A) bead to form a loop of seed beads
around the fire polished bead. Continue
through 1(B). Pick up 1(E) and continue
through the other (B).
3
Assemble the top part of the earrings.
Put 1x metal bead, 1(K), 1(J), 1x big
beaded bead, 1(J) and 1(K) on a head pin.
Create a loop with the round-nose pliers.
16
Fill in (F) beads between the (E) beads at
the top and bottom of the beaded bead,
in the same way as in step 3 for the
small beaded bead.
4
Join the 3 parts of the earrings and the
earring hooks.
SUPPLYSHOP
Ask for Beadsmith beads in your local
bead shop.
The Bead Smith, www.beadsmith.com
BEADLINK: thestorytellingjeweller.com
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BEAD-WEAVING
floaty floral
charms
These cute flower charms can be used
as earrings, a pendant or festoon your
wrist in a floral charm bracelet
DESIGNED BY BECS DEAN-SKINNER
4
Pick up 3(C) and go back
through the (B) your thread is
exiting from and pass through
the next (A) and (B).
F
‘
lower Power’ has been
a fun festival favourite
for many years and
these cute little charms will
be no exception. Once you
have made one, you won’t be
able to stop. They work up
quickly and are a fab stash
buster. Make lots of different
colour ones, attach them to
chain and wrap around your
hair for a fun Repunzel look.
If this is not your thing make
a beautiful charm bracelet,
a pair of earrings or a pretty
necklace. The possibilities are
endless.
1
Pick up *1(A), 1(B)* six times
and tie into a circle. Thread
through a couple of beads so
that your thread is exiting an
(A).
2
Pick up 3(A), go back through
the (A) your thread was exiting from and thread through
the first 2(A) added in this
step.
5
Repeat step 4 around the
circle adding a picot of 3(C)
on top of each (B). To step up,
weave your thread so that it
is exiting the middle (C) bead
added in step 4.
You will need:
n 3mm pearls (11 per charm)
(A)
n Lobster clasp
n Size 11 demi-rounds (8 per
charm) (B)
n (Optional: Ear wires, chain
for necklace)
n Size 11 seed beads (1g per
charm) (C)
n Bead mat
n Size 15 seed beads (1g per
charm) (D)
n Thread (I use fireline
because of the pearls and
crystals)
n 3mm bicones (6 per charm)
(E)
n 8mm chaton (1 per charm)
n Wire guardian (1 per charm)
n Chunky chain (19cm)
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n Jump rings (11)
n Beading needle (size 12)
n Scissors or thread-zap
n Pliers for opening and closing jump-rings.
3
Pick up 1(A), 1(B), one wire
guardian (go through one
hole, guide the thread along
the top and thread down the
other hole), 1(B) and 1(A).
Go back through the (A) your
thread was exiting at the start
of this step. Weave through
your beadwork so that your
thread is exiting a (B) in the
circle formed in step 1.
6
Pick up 3(D) and go through
the next ‘middle’ (C). Repeat
this around the circle and
before you pull your thread
tight place the 8mm chaton
in the centre. Repeat the
thread path, missing out the
(C) beads. Weave through
your beadwork so that your
thread is exiting one of the (C)
beads that is on the side of
the bezel.
7
With your thread pointing
upwards (away from the (A)
beads), pick up 1(D), 1(C),
1(E), 1(C). Thread back down
through 1(E), 1(C). Pick up
1(D) and thread down through
the (C) on the next picot of (C)
beads.
8
Thread up through the next
‘side’ (C) and repeat step 7.
Repeat this around the ring to
add 6 small fringes. To start
the next step your thread
should be exiting a ‘side’ (C),
pointing upwards and away
from the pearls.
9
Pick up 4(C) and thread
through the centre (C) on top
of the (E). Pick up 4(C) and
thread down though the next
‘side’ (C). Thread up through
the next ‘side’ (C) and repeat
to add the remaining petals.
Weave in and tie off your
thread.
10 flower charms and add
them to the chain using jump
rings.
SUPPLYSHOP
10
Take a length of chunky chain
(19cm) and add a lobster
clasp using a jump ring. Make
Jencel, Tel: 0114 250 9565
www.jencel.co.uk
BEADLINK: www.beadsbybecs.etsy.com
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LOOKING BACK
Where it all began..
Pauline Neville gives us an
insight into her world as a
mixed media artist
What was your first ever beading
project? I work predominantly in
polymer clay. I hand cut and colour
small tiles often combining
these with found treasures:
rusty keys, bits of bicycle
chain and watch cogs. Lately
I have been incorporating text
into my work which I have
found deeply satisfying.
Always on the lookout for
new components to include in
my artworks I was delighted
to discover a local independent bead shop. Therein, I
found all manner of inspiring
things; Swarovski crystals,
oooooh shiny! ceramic beads
chain etc. The shop owner
was a delight, happy to share
her expertise and enthusiastic about what I was doing.
I found that in addition to
being a talented designer
herself, she had created
more than just a retail outlet.
Her little oasis of creativity
had become a meeting place
for the local crafting community, where the kettle had
always just boiled and there
was always a willing ear and
encouraging word.
We were soon firm friends I
popped in regularly for a cuppa and
a chat and we batted ideas back
and forth as we both developed
our own art forms further. I was
entranced by what she was making
and fell in love with a bracelet that
she had designed. I was happy to
learn that she ran classes at the
shop and my first piece of jewellery was made… I called it “pirate
treasure” for obvious reasons and
made it as a gift for my sister. I was
delighted by how it turned out and
my sister was thrilled to receive it.
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So where did you go from here? I
attended other classes at the Bead
Shop over the years and found the
tutor patient, the company welcoming…and the home made cake,
second to none! However, I came
to realise that the concentration
and repetition necessary to follow
a pattern were not for me. Having
the mind of a grasshopper I would
often add too many beads and
held the world record for snapping
Fireline! I retain to this day my
respect for beaders and their ability
to produce such intricate and complex items especially the designers
creating three dimensional work,
amazing !
My daughters were growing up
and spreading their wings and I
found myself making more frequent train journeys to London
then Leeds too as they embarked
on further education, further afield!
I needed a more portable craft so,
inspired by the work of my friend,
I tried bead embroidery. Instead of
setting cabochons or rivolis I made
scraps of faces from clay and set
these amongst the beads for my
first few brooches. I enjoyed the
freedom that bead embroidery gave
me, the ability to make it up as I
went along. In keeping with my tendency to use what’s at hand, when
I acquired a bag of shiny sixpences
I set about finding a use for them.
Google advised me that an Old
Rhyme instructed brides to wear,
“Something old, Something New
Something borrowed, something
blue
And a sixpence in her shoe”
So that was it… I created bridal
pieces incorporating original sixpences. These were mainly brooches to be worn by brides either in
plain view or on garters pinned to
bouquets or as part of hair pieces.
My artwork was building up and I
began selling at makers markets.
I enjoyed this immensely. I love the
interaction with customers, the
creativity of others and the satisfaction of someone enjoying my
work sufficiently to want to take it
home.
I now run a friendly monthly
makers market myself at The Old
Police Station on Lark Lane in
Liverpool on the first Sunday of the
month. Here, I enjoy promoting and
supporting the variety of talent and
diversity of local craft. I have hosted many jewellers, working with all
manner of beads but also materials as diverse as gemstones, wire,
micro crochet, sea washed pottery
and even concrete and acrylic!
What advice for you would have for
beaders starting out?It’s my belief
that there is a craft for everyone
and you just have to find yours.
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