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I was rummaging through some paperwork (he other day and came across a copy of a press release. It was from early 2005 and we sent It out before issue one hit the shelves. It talked about how Australian jewellery designers are ready to 'came out of (he closet' after years of hibernation! While that's quite a funny way to put It, it did get me thinking about 0311 the significant changes over the last two years At the time of the press release, there were beaders, designers and bead sellers allover the country, but we hardly knew each other! It gives me a great deal of satisfaction to know that today, things are different. We are proud that Beads src.. serves 1IS a meeting point for members or Australia's beading community, and that it. gives them the opportunity to learn new skills and provides a medium for showcasing their work. One of myfavourite sections of the magazine is the Art Challenge. It is wonderful each month to see real joys IS getting great how our regular designers respond to different challenge topics, but one otthe looking pieces from people who've never sent In anything before. Another great edventage of having ajewellery design magazine based in Australia is that it serves as 11great contact nst for bead stores. suppliers and teachers our recent Designer of the Year cornpetitlon. aCl05S the country, was highlighted by the success of The resu It ot thts stronger and more ln-touch beading community

We received hundreds of first·class entries and were able to

showcase the talent that is on offer in this country. The entries were displayed in our magazine, on our website and at three Stitches 11. Craft shows around the country. However, the best thing for rre about tbe last two veers is the many wonderful 'hove made some lasting friendships. After (his issue my role with Beads etc .. will change somewhat, The editorial functions will De managed by Fiona Murray, who is an experienced and talented editor, beader and designer. I will stay involved in a technical co pa city, as well as in a supportive and collaboratlve rol e. I.look forward to continui ng my friendships within Creative Living Media Iformer.!y Pride Publishing) and:within the bead industry. Enjoy this lssue of Bead5 etc ... and thank you for being a part of Australia's beading cornrnunltv, Happy reading and happy beading people I have met while putting these magazines and shows together. I have been so impressed by the """y of talent and

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c ..CONTENTS REGULAR FEATURES Message from the Editor Art Challenge Fire & Ice ---------------------------------------------------3 Vintage Wire Set Chandra Crowther PROJ.. nr indeed. this guide will allow )'Llll to instantly recognise the. 4 bKad. we are confident that the casy-ro-undersmnd insttucticns and step-by-step photographs w~ll provide you with ample understanding.4 6 Textured Ring Donna Fox 20 26 30 40 Art Challenger of the Year Readers' Choice Competition Designer Profile Alison Casey Chintz Floral Necklace 12 37 57 Wendy Bergamin Scarlet Picot Bracelet JanineAmy Urban Essence Bracelet Alison Casey Designer Profile Carmel Lennon Green Guys Yvonne Woods 46 50 60 66 Beader's Digest The Appeal of Amber 70 76 83 84 87 89 90 97 Chain and Bead Belt GemmaFarr Reader Survey Reader Com petitions Bead Basics Book Reviews What's New Stockists Next Issue Triple String Knotted Stone Necklace Carmel Lennon Wire Wrapped Donut Pendant Caroline Fung In ClUJ' opinion" alltbe projects ill this and future issues of Beads ezc .then by simply fnllcwing tbc.ECTS 1. make all informed decision to step outside.Jnsrrucuons yon ere VCi'Y likely [0 achieve success. Some of you may need more practloe than others. bu.we have provided a handy reference to the level or difficulty on each project. To even further ensure your SLlCCeSs. ~'>Oyou can choose ro undertake the projects that snlt your skills.s ~j. and it measure of palLCI1CC. your skill level. arc do-able. ... Graded from one bead to five. If ynu have the passion and desire. skill level required. We cannot guarantee success due to f£iC10fS beyond (lUI conrrcl. .

Ben Sutton. Forever Amber."" ••• . Spotlight Front Cover: Alison Casey btads '1.

ROBYN' MCLEAN· Horsham Vic Ice FaIry Ring This pretry ring was made by wiri ng beads to YVONNE WOOD· Polar Ice Huntfield Heights SA a purchased ring base. This issue we challenged designers of jewellery and beads and invited them to send in their work.The Art Challenge is a place where bead artists can showcase their designs. Robyn saysthe colours of the beads reflect the colour of icebergs. the challenge: FIRE & ICE WINNER KIM GRIFFITH· Morayfield Qld Handmade lampwork bead." ••• . LENA VINSON· Beverly Hills NSW Lena randomly threaded pearls and gemstone chips on three separate lengths of crochet chain. 6 beeds <1.

WENDY LOUGHMAN Ice Cold Heart • Benalla Vic wendy found the effect of the AB crystals gave images of both fire haze and frosty icicles. We love the way the light catches the reds and yellows in the centrepiece and how it reflects in the crystal bugle beads. btads ·tt. JULIE-ANN Aftermath TWIGG· Nhill Vic MICHELLE FURNER Hot Ice ·Upper Caboolture Qld Julie-Ann writes. ••• 7 . JENN AUSTIN· Blizzard Mowbray Tas TANYA MENZIES." This is Michelle's first attempt at entering the Art Challenge. "This piece reminds me of the bush when it is burning. Bursting from Within Illabo NSW jenn manipulated wire. glass and acrylic beads then added a beautiful focal bead that she collected long ago to make this stunning piece.

30 gauge wire with gemstones and circular REBECCA SOLVEIG GILLIS· Frosty Cold Byzantine weave chain maille is combined with stunning lampwork beads by Kimmyg resort where this to represent the opulent drink is enjoyed Scott creek SA Flame Kissed HALL' Box Hili Vic Rebecca imagined the flames of a campfire slowing melting the over-hanging icicles. so she was Inspired to create for the 'fire' side of the challenge. . SUE .DODD· Brendale Qld for about 12 Sue has been 'fire-twirling' something months. "This challenge lit the spark of inspiration that was needed to use these fiery pendant beads.. involved French knitting with Her methods Peyote stitch. She used polymer clay. LINDA VAIANA The Heat of Australia • Balgowan SA Linda has not been beading for very long. as she lives in the Yorke Peninsula which is a very remote part of Australia. pearls.KATHY LUCAS Icy Blue oCoonabarabr"n NSW." 8 beads ~I. glass beads. REBECCA YOANlIIIDIS • Mount Gambier SA Rebecca says.." . She says most of the beads for this project were purchased online. crystals and gold foil Inclusions to make this striking piece.

We're glad 'I. On a scorcl. however.mg-hot summer's day Lynne says there IS nothing more pleasant than a swirl of lime or lemon juiCe In a glass of melting ice. 9 . Gardens NSW RIA SOMMELING Fire and Ice ° Deer Park Vic LYNNE CORBETT Citrus on the Rocks ° Goonellabah NSW Ria had actually made her piece named Fire and Ice even before the challenge was set.sura NSW btads . chalcedony. VERA DINIC ° Indooroopilly lee Queen Old ANGIE CHRISTAKIS ° Horsham Vic Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve Angie says she usually 'chickens out' and does not enter the Challenges.(to .. so it was only natural that she send it in .and we are glad she did. freshwater pearls.. this time there was no talking herself out of It.SIlIIIMONS • New ta nbror Bead soup Wilma started with crystals and white seed beads for 'ice' and kept adding beads until she found 'fire'. with "miles" of fine sterling silver wire to captur« the splendour MELISSA PLAYER ° t. mystic topaz and of a Nordic Glacial Waterfall Natalia has woven together moonstone frozen waterfall. AMANDA Desert Roc:k PEREIRA <rerrancra NSW Amanda's bracelet reflects the hot colours of the desert. Although newfound you entered! she is new to beading her passion is wire work.WILMA . NATALIA BONDARENKO ° Clarendon SA iolite.

"Each flame was individually peyote stitched together then wired together. Made with wire work and threading MICHELLE PLUCKE • EastKurrajOngNSW Reykjavik Cuff Inspired by a Silver piece in a magazine." . NIKKI WOLTER· Success WA Nikki's piece celebrates the juxtaposition between warmth of tire and the cold crisp clearness of ice.KEL HARRIS· Gin Gin Qld Genesis Garden Kel writes. "From fiery volcano and icy glacier our beautltul world evolved. Michelle deciced that a splash of colour would add her extra element to the design. emerging from her frozen state as if to free herself from the cold..." TRACEY MCILVEEN· Morayfield Qld Tracey writes. . Bathurst NSW The red and gold meeting with the silver- Carol based her pendant on the devastating SUE MIDDLETON· Dancing Flames Emu Plains NSW white beads reminds her of lava meeting snow in Iceland. CAROL DOBSON· bushfires of last summer." ANGELA SCHERINI • wangeratta Vic Angela's handmade goddess bead rises from the fires and sparkles. 10 beads ~I.

. VISit www. You Will also have the chance to win a yearly subscriptio com au for btads(tG ••• 11 . silver beads for icy cold ocean waters.. .SHAN HERBERT' Ice Blue Ocean Depths Earlwood NSW Shan used blue fibres and shells for the ocean floor.strtcnesandcratt es for the chance to ore mtor shared With reade s Australia Wide and around the world. year SUbsCrl[ltlDn to Beads . to Beads etc anon: All you have to do IScreate an Item follOWing the gUidelines and send It to us by the stated deadl magazine If you are chosen as the overall winner of the challenge. and charms and a focal piece representing life in the deep for this impressive piece. LAURA BILL' Laura couldn't WembleyWA jadln -Ice Queen of Narnia resist making her very own BECCIE REYNOLDS 'Terrigal NSW Beeeie used delicas and buttons in this well-constructed imaginative brick stitch cuff and peyote and 'Ice Queen Tiara'.

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Open a 4mmjump ring (see Bead Basics page 84) and thread three loose short chain ends. Attach a 4mm glass bead with eye pin to the end of the other five. (5) Put each of the remaining 11. 6cm (2l> in) lengths then cut the remaining length of chain in half.0) the wire between the beads on the opposite side of the ring. close the jump rings. Thread it through the end link of one 6cm length of chain then close the loop. When you are happy with the drape. Pull the wire tightly and firmly then make a wrapped loop on each side of the daisy (see Bead Basics page 84). (S) Make the centre dangle by connecting the large d rap to the bottom loop of a daisy component and a 4mm beaded: eye pin to . see how they drape: you will probably have to remove a link or two from the top and middle chains to get the drape right. 6cm (2J-1inllengths of chain and a 4mm glass bead head pin to the end of each longer length of chain in the same way. (6) Cut the chain into six. Make two more daisies in the same way. Slightly open the loop on one of the 4mm glass bead eye pins. Hold up both sides by the rings to beads and two 4mm crystals on an eye pin and make a plain loop above each bead. Attach beaded eye pins on the remaining five connector holes in the same way. Prepare the other three short chains in the same way. 4mm glass (7) Slightly open the free loop on one of the 4mm glass bead eye pins attached to a short chain and thread it on one of the six free holes on the top of the vintage connector then close the loop.

@ earring in the loop on one end be sure to attach an earring finding ® (10) The necklace can be adjusted accordingly from a choker to a matinee ring to the clasp ring on length by moving the clasp and jump ring. Thread a metal spacer then a 3mm bead on the wire at the other end of the daisy before making a wrapped loop. 4mm spacer drops antique beads copper metal crystals black 2. 2. Connect a 4mmJump and place it along the chain in the desired position then attach the 8mmjump in a corresponding give a fini. a daisy.lie ••• 17 . Open a 4mmJump thread the remaining the bottom c ring and c c c (9) To add the components and complete G 2. artistic wire e c 1 pair black daco continental clasp earring findings METHOD (1) Follow step 4 of the necklace to make a daisy. a 4mm br-cons crystal eye pin. begin With the jump ring atthe top of the chains then attach a 10mm drop eye pin. not the end with the bead attached. Repeat this on the other side of the necklace. Slightly open the loop then attach it to the wrapped loop below the daisy and close the loop.rilled loop of the eye pin and on hole of the vintage connector it then close the j u m p ring. Scm (2in) black nickel head pins 24-gauge (. another 4mm glass bead eye pin and finally the end link of one longer length of chain.64mm) black. but while making a wrapped before closing the loop.6= bi-cone or round tanzamte crystals 2. ® one side of the necldace. 4mm faceted round or oval black Czech glass beads the top loop. Prepare a matching sameway.hed position. bt:ads ·". a glass bead eye pin. 3mm jet hi-cone Czech 2. 10mm through-d. the chain on the other side of the necklace The beads atthe ends of the chain will look no matter what length. Thread a 10mm drop on a head pin and make a plain loop above the bead.EARRINGS MATERIALS 12.

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or kiln making the paper a little wider than the ring band you are making. pin '" Burnishing " " " Silver polishmg Rubber texture RING. e Stamless steel brush " Craft knife or blade tool cloth mat 800.for example. itcannot around a wooden be placed directly Wet and Dry Sandpaper 1200 and 2000 grit Small PVC tubmg/rolling Wax balm or olive oil Wooden ring mandrel I!< " " " Plaattc nng gauge @ onto the wood as It may stick and this could cause your ring to break when trying to remove itfrom the mandrel. (2) Place a piece of paper around this area. Do not tape the paper to the mandrel.. have your work surface prepared by coating it with anne layer of olive oil or an organic hand (4) Arrange two stacks of five playing cards either side of the oiled texture mat. texture mats or other things you need close by. but if you want to take it further. The clay will be formed ring mandrel.BASE (1) Use a ring gauge to determine your ring size then Increase this size by two full sizes to allow for the shrinkage of the clay . if your finger size is 7 you will make the ring to size 9.This is a fantastic project that teaches you how to make a textured ring. as you want to be able to slip the paper and ring off the mandrel easily once it has dried. gas stove MATERIALS " 16gm Metal Clay o Metal Clay Paste " Ii) Two-part Epoxy Resin Pigment to colour resin PREPARATION Before opening the packet of Metal Clay. Cover the paper with sticky tape. (3) Roil a coil of clay using a coil roller orthe palm of your hands. Place the ring the gauge on the ring mandrel to determine Paper " Sticky tape " " " " Pencil Toothpick or match plastic working area on the mandrel. Place the ring gauge over the paper and mark the paper. hot pot. Two small disposable measuring cups Torch. Have all the tools. Place the clay coil in the middle of the 20 btads 'fEG . The cards will determine how thick the clay will be. Rub some oil or balm onto your hands as wetl. . try pouring coloured resin into the ring's centre for beautiful results! DESIGNER DONNA FOX TOOLS " 00 Paintbrush Playing cards balm..

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. . Once the ring has dried leave it on the mandrel and use 800 grit then 1200 grit sandpaper to sand the outside of the ring Remove it from the mandrel. piece. which can sometimes happen during drying. Apply gentle pressure to again ensure good surface contact. or tissue blade.-'"'" the join is no longer visible. The Join is the weakest po. brush and polish the ring as desired. CD a small amountof both pieces of the r. as stretched clay will cause cracking of the ring. When fuing sllver clay rings they tend 10 warp with the shrinkage of the product. both pieces should be completely refined.ng then place a small ball of clay over the join in the ring band for the ring top to sit on. Fire using your preferred method and to the manufacturer's instructions. If necessary. do not handle the clay any more at this stage as this again will cause stretching and cracking or possibly breaking of the ring... You CaD. Take care not to stretch the clay. When all of the pieces are sanded and dried assemble them using metal clay paste.two stacks of cards then. sand the area where the top was attached. 4 . arrange two piece To make the smooth stacks of four playing cards either side of the working area while the textured is rolled on the oiled texture mat using two 22 brads 'fOG .nt of the ring so take care that any lines are completely filled with paste. The inside join of the ring Will need to be lightly sanded and reinforced with paste. cut settnern aside to dry... Once dry. The end of the clay needs to be cut at an angle and overlapapprox 3mm.. This prevents the piece from curling and distorting. Finally. dry and then sand. stacks of three playing cards. a scalpel arouno the template. using the cards as a rest for the PVC roller.€ 'fresh' clay. (6) Gently place the clay around the mandrel by turning the mandrel and carefully placing the clay on it... Go around the edges of the piece and fill any gaps or spaces between the top and bottom with paste. Once the ring has be-en fired. allow this to dry and then sand it. The cards will prevent the clay being rolled too thinly or unevenly. Rollover PI'ace the template using either the clay using the PVC roller with firm pressure. Belore manipulating your coils into a shape.. Choose a ring pellet the size you want your finished ring to be. ring mandrel. lightly" brush them over with water as this will lessen the chance of oracking the coils finishing with 2000 grit. Place the pellet on the kiln shelf and sit the ring around the pellet.. place it in a cup of water to dissolve the pellet. Remoisten the top of the textured the back side of the smooth cut-out piece and piece. RING TOP (7) Use the remaining textured clay to roll out two pieces of clay for the n ng top. rollout the clay u51ng firm pressure. Cut the end of the clay at an angle and blend the first 2mm of clay down onto the mandrel. use ring pellets to ensure your rings fire round and do not shrink too much. ------..------. carefully sand the pieces starting with 1200 grit sandpaper and II you are using coils in your design try to us. rea pply paste.. The pellets are intended for one firing only. Set this aside to dry. This may need to be repeated a few times until (9) Once dry.. In order to get good surface contact carefully place a weight of some sort on top of the piece. a nd sit this on the textured (5) Place the end of the textured strip on the piece. Add (a) To join the top of the ring to the base... Set the piece aside to dry. Add a generous layer of paste to the back of the top side. over the clay and. make one and one smooth.. Place dried and paste to paste between the overlap areas and apply gentle pressure to ensure good contact between the two surfaces.

Once the two parts are mixed the resin starts to cure so you need to start working with it straightaway. and wear any recommended protection. Pigments are available in and opaque. Add a very small amount of pigment your toothpick in the pigment transparent so the texture shows through the resin for greater effect. iResin needs warmth to cure so do not do this in a cool environment. such as gloves or a respirator mask.t""" ••• 23 . This project uses (12) usinga toothpick. There is a whole range of resins avallabie and each has different working properties suitable for a wide range of applications. ® done by volume not weight. When working carefully warnings with resin you should safety read the manufacturer's the use of a kiln: it IS referred to as cold enamel. slowly begin to fill the 10 in the recess area in the top of the ring. resin and pigment thoroughtv as incorrect mixing can cause by dipping and mixing it the resin mix to not cure (harden). as the mixing ratio is into the resin.CD RESIN Resin allows you to add colour to your fired piece without sometimes following with resin. The is a very basic overview of working (11) Mix the hardener. and is suitable for a small project. This project uses two-part with a colourant clear epoxy resin added. (10) The two parts are hardener and resin. btads . Some resins will be hard to touch within hours but are not fully cured for possibly more than 24 hours. and the ratio is one part harde ner to two parts resin with a small amount transparent of pigment for colour. Adding it slowly helps to eliminate chance of air bubbles. instructions Check the manufacturer's for working and curing times.

. (il For further information Dr a kit of this project see the stockists list on pOige90.@ (13) Place the ring on the mandrel and leave it on a fiat surface to harden. 'UM§MBI AS the resin begins to cure. 24 brads ~I. . so keep an eye on it for the first 30 minutes. Heat will remove the bubbles.." . air bubbles will sometimes appear on the surface of the resin. such as in the photographed pendant. pan on low heat. Do not use a hair dryer as itcan blow the resin out of position. or place a reading lamp over the piece as it will give off sufficient heat to help the curing process. Try using a heat tool or placing the piece on a heated surface like a warming tray or electric frying VARIATION Resin can 'be used to decorate any recess in metal clay.

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Prepare the remaining five lentils in the same way to make a total of six beaded eye pins. Attach a 15·link section of chain to the loop at the opposite end of the beaded eye pin in the same way. cut the curved link chain into two 1. Continue joining the 1S-link chains and the 'A' eye pins in the same way untll ali six sections of 1S·link chain have been attached. then another pink crystal onto an eye pin and make a plain loop at the end above the last bead (see Bead Basics page 841. a lentil bead. one round bead and another olive crystal onto an eye pin then make a plain loop at the end above the last bead (see Bead BasIcs page 841. 'A' eye pin. (4) Make the round bead chain by cutting the belcher chain into two 4cm or 15 link lengths and four 12 em or 43 link lengths. Slightly open one end loop of an 'A' beaded eye pin and thread a three-link section of chain onto it then close the loop. 4mm bronze jump rings o 1 bronze split ring or heavy jump ring of chain to the end loop of the last attached METHOD {1} Thread a pink crystal. Chain. (3) To prepare the lentil bead chain. Slightly open one end loop of an 'B' beaded eye pin. 6mm pink crystals to match the lentil beads e 14. These will be called group'S'.The key to this gorgeous necklace is the use of beautiful handmadelampwork beads. 6rnrn olive crystals to match the round beads e 3cm bronze. floral toggle clasp "' 60cm (24in) of 5mm bronze curved link chain e 60cm (24in) of 3rnrn bronze belcher chain " 14. 10-12mm round floral beads o 19. These will be called group 'A'. Thread a lS·link section of chain onto it then close the loop.Scm or three link lengths and six Bcm or ts lmk lengths. 5cm (Zin)bronze eye pins c 5. Open a loop on the end of another 'A' eye pin. 26 brads 'fEe ••• . Complete attaching the lentil bead chain by three-link section the remaining MATERIALS (j) 8. Prepare the remaining seven lentils In the same way to make a total of eight beaded eye pins. crystals and a decorative toggle complete the lovely design. attach it to the opposite end of the 1S· link chain then close the loop. 22mm floral lentil or 'orb' shaped beads '" 6. 5cm (2in) bronze head pins e 4. DESIGNER WENDY BERGAMIN TOOLS " 2 pair of flat-nose or chain-nose pliers " Round-nose pliers e Cutters WireWork (21 Thread one olive crystal.

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Attach a 43·link section of chain to the loop at the opposite end ofthe beaded eye pin in the same way. Opena loop on the end of another '8' eye pin: attach it to the opposite end of the 43·link chain then close the loop. Continue Joining the 43·link chains and the '8' eye pins in the same way until all four sections of 43·llnk chain have been attached. Complete the round bead chain by attaching the remaining 15· link section of chain to the end IODpof the last attached 'B' eye pin. (5) Thread a pink crystal onto a head pin and make a wrapped loop above the bead [see Bead Basics page 84). Prepare the remaining two pink and two olive crystals in the same way, (6) Prepare the centre dangle by slightly opening one end loop of the rernarrung 'A' eye pin and thread one pink crystal pin, an end loop of the remaining onto it then close the loop. (7) Open the loop at the opposite end of the 'B' eye pin and thread one olive crystal pin, one pink crystal pin, and one olive crystal pin then close the loop. (8) open two jump rings (see Bead Basics page 84) and thread them through one end link of the lentil bead chain, one end link loop of the toggle of the round bead chain and the connector bar then close the jump rings, (9) Attach the opposite at the backofthe the connection ends of the chain to the connector loop 'B' eye pin and another pink crystal

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This delicate bracelet teaches a beginner twin (or double) needle thread work technique. It uses an easy figure·S design that won't take too long to master.

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Working with needle A. thread one crystal and four seed beads. Take the needle back through the first (of the four) seed beads to form a picotthen thread another crystal. Passneedle A through the last added seed bead on B needle so the threads will cross.
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Twin-needle work can be a bit loose unless you pull your thread tension firmly as you go. (1) Thread a beading needle on each end of

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needle through the second seed bead on needle A.
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a zrn (2J.<yd)length of beading thread. These needles will be referred to as needles A and B. Anchor the parrot clasp atthe centre of the thread then pass both needles through one seed bead. *Thread two seed beads on needle A and one seed bead on needle Bthen pass needle Bthrough the second seed bead added on needle A. This will give a criss-cross or figure-8 motion with the thread.
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'.c . (5) Add two seed beads onto needle A and one seed bead on needle B then pass the needle through direction... Open the Jump ring (see Bead Ba'>lC5 page 84) or the last link on the extension chain and attach It to the loop on the collette. the last added seed bead on needle A so the threads For further infonnation or a kit of this project see the stockists list on page 90. Pass needle B through will cross.~ •••• '!II '" 09'. Thread the crimp over both threads then slide it close to the knots. Thread the collette over both threads and knot the thread to anchor it. thread one crystal and four seed beads then take the needle back through the first (of the four) seed beads to form a picot then thread another crystal. 80th needles are through 32 brads ~I. . Trim thread and close the second seed bead on in same needle A. ~ 1 •••• :: :' M~ •• ~' ..@ pliers squash the crimp securely.. * 'Repeat from * in step 1 to * in seep 4 until you have a total of 18 picots altogether lor your desired length). Using chain-nose collette with the pller..~ .'j 1I working with needles..

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" says Alison. "I Immediately Such a smorgasbord and 'fine-tuning' with wire remembers began to of inspiration!" her skills.. .. approached techniques come true!" me to ask if I was interested in the store." explains or a palette of exactly to her quite by the extent oftheir Jewellery designing.All jewellery to the craft designers have their own story about how they were led For Alison Casey that story began around seven years It all started from there.. "I might be Inspired by a colour combination. and Alison has now been teaching professionally in the beading tndustrv tor just over two years." Alison says her designs aren't always completed original plans. "'Who needs rules?' in teaching some of my "Are you kidding? Work in a bead store?' It was like all my dreams 38 brads . as she tried her hand at a broad range of crafts. "Imparting students are delighted ago.. "My designs almost always tend to morph into something different from my original concept. Alison's true passion is creativity and help her take the first step towards a finished piece. new skills to eager and "I love teaching. like many in the industry. Alison creative minds is a constant source of pleasure. but freely admits that's part of the fun. After years of experimenting was encouraged bead store. It's fantastic when by the projects they've made and surprised ability. "One night I stumbled on the internet." says Anson. with blurring the boundaries of age-old crafts into However." says Alison." experiment across the idea of crocheting Alison. "When [create [often Alison.lie . to take her passion further by the owner of her local the store owner "After seeing some of the work I was producing. beads or findings I have collected. Jewellery making techniques." She says any number of things can stir her start off with a concept in mind. driven by her 'urge to create'.

semi-precious remarks Alison." "Mv skills have become more polished over the years." Alison says she tries to allow her designs to explore the possibilities beyond the boundaries with many different of the familiar.. inspiration "I love crystal. she experiments larnpwork. at the hardware storer"@ . Also.I say. There is such a diverse range of exciting ideas rumbling that 1will probably never have the time to explore them all fully. who doesn't?" interesting fibre. the list goes on. wire.. The most exciting discoveries are made when you venture off the beaten track!" By allowing her imagination keep creating and discoverirg to roam. "I also enJOY . For this reason" kinds of materials. I can even find and unusual metal beads and findings. which I find tends to enhance my style. through my brain "I find that my style is evolving from month to month. pearls. Alison says she is able to fresh ideas. my taste in beads and materials has matured.

8mm grey nugget beads e e shaped a 20cm (Sin) tail bead. weave the ribbon up and down each consecutive chain stitch until it is 'snaked' through o 4. chain lengths and rings directly onto the spool of wire using a random pattern and ensuring the rings and chain are distributed evenly arnongst the other beads. Continue crocheting the spool. (4) Cut an SOcm i32in) length of organza ribbon. fold the wire over the neck of the crochet hook and twist two or three times to create a small loop with which to begin the crochet. using the cutters. 10rnm nickel rings C 20cm (8in) fine black nickel chain METHOD {ll Cut the nickel rhaln into five varying lengths of 4cm (1 Min) or less.. through the full length of the work. 6mm round hematite c 7. Each stitch will capture a new bead or element within it. DESIGNER ALISON CASEY TOOLS '" 4= @ Wire Crochet crochet hook (2) Leaving a wire tail of 20<:m. 15mm black. Smm-wide organza I!' Q ribbon (see diagrams). Wire cutters SClssors Matches e " MATERIALS c 1 black nickel ball bracelet " Spool of 24-gauge ('64mmJ black artistic wire (3) Working directly from the spool of wire. wrap it around the ribbon and the ball bracelet eight times working toward the clasp of the 40 beads . Professional Designer of the Year."E" ••• . 6mm clear Dr smoke 12.5m (1% vd). using the 20cm (8in) wire tail on that same end. Remove the the loop then pull it 10. 20mm nickel rings c 4. Hold one tail end of the ribbon against the end of your ball bracelet then. (5) The ball bracelet provides the spine of the cuff. trim from the last crocheted roridels and one bead or element into each chain stitch until there are no beads left on 5.5= round nickel beads 5.Capture the stormy hues of winter fashion to create this metropolitan bracelet by the winner of the Beads etc . hematite daggers smoke hook from the work and pass the tail end just trimmed firmly to knot. 4mm round nickel beads beads o 5.. slide one bead at a time up to your crochet hook and make one chain stitch " 1. Starting at one end of the crocheted chain and leaving a Scm (2in) tail of ribbon. Commence by threadrig the assorted beads. Ensure the head of [he hook can pass freely through the created loop.

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slide to sit the coil snugly against the bracelet closure."E.. Wrap the crochet rope around the ball' bracelet until you have exhausted the rope and reached the second closure of the bracelet..long the raw edge of the uobon.bracelet. Secure the end once again by holding the ribbon againstthe and wrapping bracelet eight times with the wire tail toward the bracelet clasp. If necessary. 42 brads .e (I For further infonnation or a kit of this project see the stockists list on page 90. Trim any excess ribbon and wire tails (6) Cut six 7cm (3in) lengths of organza ribbon then distribute the circumference them evenly around of the bracelet. threading each individual single knot length through secure it. a wire crochet loop on the bracelet and tying a [0 Cut the edges of ribbon on the diagonal and gently sear the ends by running a flame lightly a.. This will' form a nice tight coil that secu res the crochet and the ribbon to the ball bracelet. .

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. (6l Applying the fingers and toes is a swish (3) To make the head. but the V shape will face the opposite direction.(2) Heat the end of the pea green rod to make a gather the size YOLIwould like the frog body to be then swipe it onto the bead from right to lefr. (5l The arms are applied to the upper end of the body in the same way as the legs. Ribbit' Finally. Make sure they are securely attached to the top of the head then cool slightly. dot the eyes with the black stringer for pupils and @ be then swipe forming side of the body. (4) To apply the legs. making sure to melt them together. melt the end of the pea green stringer and touch it down onto the backside of the body. melt in. melt another gather onto the end of your pea green rod the size you would like the head that onto the right-hand a frog body and head. (7) Make the eyes by briefly heating the top of (he head and applying dots of molten white stringer. 00 For lampwork beads or further information about this project see the stockists list on page 90. using the stringer [0 of pea green stringer three times on the end of each v shaped leg and arm. Repeat on the other side of the body. Remember while you are concentrating on making the frog you must to keep it at keep heating the bead allover an even temperature. to draw a sideways V shape.

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The clasp can hook to the jump ring between the chain or to the jump ring vvit'h the bead hanging off Attach the last link of each chain to the outside loops of the stamping jump ring.22= x 15= clear faceted plastic oval beads 2.4 mrnjump ring (see Bead Basics page 841 then attach it to the end link of a s. 5cm (2m) silver plated " " " 26.60m (7% yd) silver plated @ In the 12. using a 4mm silver plated silver plated parrot 1. (2) Slightly open the loop of an eye pin.Get into style with this groovy lightweight belt by using threeinto-one plated stamping connectors combined with silver chain and a fun assortment of beads. 4mm x 10mm light spotted brown glass drops 5. 15mrn silver plated This belt is a size 8-10.the chain breaks it up a little and hangs down the leg. Make a plain loop above the last bead and attach an eye pin before closing the loop as before. 4mm round rings 2. Attach a second length of belcher chain to the other side of the stamping same way. Thread one dark brown plastic bead onto the eye pin. DESIGNER GEMMAFARR TOOLS " " " 1 pair round-nose 2 pairs flat-nose 1 pair cutters pliers pliers WireWork METHOD MATERIALS " " e " 10. 3 W1N silver plated " 23. trim 12.in) length of belcher chain and the end loop on one of the starnplngs.scm 1270 in) lengths of belcher chain. attaching an eye pin before closing the loop [see Bead Basics page 84). 5cm (2in) silver plated '" 1. Using two pairs of fiat-nose pliers. Thread five glass drops onto the eye pin. (3) Place a brown plastic bead onto the eye pin then make a plain loop above the bead. attaching stamping itto the middle loop of another before closing the loop. and make a plain loop above the bead. s. as before. and attach it [0 45. 70m (3yd) silver plated chain small belcher chain starnpinqs eye pins head pin jump jump clasp thick w 6. 13mm irregular plastic beads dark brown (1) Using the cutters. 50 beads ~""••• . For a larger size add extra sections of the belt or extend the length of the chain. 10mm round rings the middle loop of [he stamping then close the loop. The beads are not designed to go all the way around the body . open a.scm (2y.

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attaching another clear plastk oval and stamping.(4) Slightly open the loop of an eye pin. (zy. o a total of six beaded chain sections are made and JOin them Place a brown plastic bead onto a headpin. in) length of chain to attachlng an eye pin before closing the loop. attaching stamping itto the middle loop of another before closing the loop. using a 4mm each of the oi. make a plain loop above the bead then attach a lOmm jump ring to it and the last link on the shorter section of the chain. Th read a brown plastic bead onto the eye pin. then repeat step 4. attach it to the middle loop of the stamping then close the loop. Attach the last link of each chain to the outside loops of the stamping Jump ring as before.. . (5) Attach ~ S. Thread one clear plastic oval bead onto the eye pin then make a plain loop above the bead (see Bead Basics page 841. attach it to (8) open a 4mm jump jump ring the loop on the parrot clasp and close the Open another 4mmjump centre loop on the stamping end of the belt. as before. Place five glass drops onto the eye pin then make a plain loop above the bead. Repeat steps 1 to 5 until connected (or more If required). make a plain loop above the last bead.. attaching the top centre loop of another stamping before closing the loop. Thread five glass drops onto the eye pin. attach it on the other to the one on the parrot clasp and the top 52 beads 'fil" . ring.Scm Slightly open the loop of an eye pin. and attach it to the top centre loop of the stamping from the previous step then close the loop. attaching an eye pin before closing the loop (see Bead Basics page 841. and make a plain loop above the last bead. (6) Cut one Scm (2inllength (9inllengrh together ofthickchain using a 10mmjump and one 22cm ring.@ ring. (7) Open the last link of the longer section of chain and attach it to the top centre loop on the stamping on one end of the belt.tsrde loops of the stamping last added in step 4.

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Inspiration can strike Carmel at any moment. "and make mobiles and chokers.. While she was working seasonal work. I think I absorbed some patience. I always redo it. she found she would have periods of free time." says Carmel." in the animation Like many of tcday's designers. "She helped me understand work. . Inanimate as they are. and Carmel spent many hours of her early childhood watching her work." of doing something that doesn't quite design will right. It was a most time-consuming beads to make sure she can take advantage of it." says Carmel. Of course. Then I found myself repairing vintage "I love deconstructing industry. "I can be inspired by many influences." her "In the sixties. so that it works. "I collect all that I can. and she owns enough that bring out However. "I would mess around with seed beads." . which I still do today. Carmel fell into jewellery designing almost by chance. she does admit that it's often the beads themselves her creativity." carmel firmly believes that creating a wonderful the importance own passion.. they all have a story about where they came from and who fashioned them. However. Her aunt worked as a seamstrcs making evening wear. there is more than a decent chance that Carmel's real love for designing runs in the family. sewed seed beads and sequins onto job." remembers costume jewellery. evening wear was a sparkly affair. samples of her aunt's work still take pride of Auntie Kath. other people's work and making it new again. then sort and resort the beads into small dishes. "and my Auntie Kath intricately her creations. as it is Carmel says she owes a lot to her aunt in terms of finding place in Carmel's collection "While watching says Carmel. If I ever design something 58 bt'ads ~I." Carmel. In a way I feel like I talk to them.

which. but also what its hole is like. She says adornment is up by putting a mix will really work and the feeling is indescribable.. Some bead holes have Jagged edges. butthere sources. Hawver. "in that case a small bead needs to be placed next to it to protect the thread. Anyway. Generally I don't are always exceptions to the "but I can find this tedious." says Carmel. as though they are matched to people. Also.'tG ••• 59 ." Carmel says one of the best things about Jewellery making I'>how important anything pieces can be to different but frivolous." says carmel."@ bt:ads1. She says it is the times she freely experiments that often lead to her best creations.. As far as choosing her beads goes." as my mediocre pieces make my brilliant ones look even better. Carmel's 'luck' with taking risks is backed up by years of experience. She specialises in knots and has been perfecting them for thirty years. with the large bead at the centre and the smallest ones near the clasp. "that is. I'll just end up with a dud." says Carmel. a drab large bead can be frocked bright seed or small seed on either side. I like to dream of combining. Putti ng a knot between the beads gives pieces a real elegance. "I li keto think that great pieces wait for their own special person to wear them ." I don't mind. explains Carmel. pearls.often involve a degree of risk. "I like to do graduated necklaces. that' 5 just my way of looking at it. that I have made. so I'll then create something wild. but at other times an odd rule. Carmel says that quality is 'There are some pieces of jewellery completed. people. "My bread and butter work is restringing try to mix beads that others wouldn't "Sometimes important. once have their own voice. She says this not only refers to whatthe bead looks like." "Placing a knot on either side of the small bead will ensure it is not damaged. "The beads I use come from all different mix the stone with the glass.

(2) Tie a single knot (see page 64) at the centre points then tighten the knots uSing the fiat-nose pliers. the simplest way is to build the strings of beads SO various beads can be chosen to fit the spaces left by smaller beads on another string. lcm (%in) pisces French wire (also known as bouillon or gimp) 1 three-strand and chain. the middle string up to the centre of the thread then crossing the ends over to make a loop at each end. 2m (79in) lengths of polyester beading thread 120 to 140 various sized semiprecious gemstone beads 18. or heaviest beads are at the centre and are clasp with hook METHOD (1) Prepare three strings of double thread by knotting folding them at the centre. strings to use as detachable Although the method of mekinq this necklace is traditional. 60 beads 'fl. Do this by each string in half. DESIGNER CARMEL LENNON TOOLS Flat-nose pliers Scissors Clear nail varnish I Knotting (4) When constructing simultaneously a triple-stringed necklace. tcoselverrange into three lines. As it evolves you TTIny wish to chenqe the placement of the strings. This stone necklace is graduated strung first. Thread a large stone onto the centre of one of the strings and make a double knot close to the bead (see page 64). (5) Referring to the photo adjacent. Here. The inner string should now measure about 31cm (12Y4in). 10em (4in) lengths of 32.c ••• . this piece is quite freeform. This will not present a problem as the three lengths of thread have been purposely made extra long to allow for your arnstic expression. making double knots after each bead.5rnrn) seed beads 6. bringing the ends balanced appearance.-gauge beading wire 3. Add more beads to the outer strings to increase their length to ensure the necklace has a so [he largest the gemstones MATERIALS 6. knotted necklace with fantastic gemstones. she demonstrates how to make a three-strand. the strong that originally began as the inner strIng might end up as the outer strong. size 5 (4.This is the latest project in our knotting series with carmel Lennon. for example. Thread another bead and make another double knot close to the new bead. continue to add beads to all three strings. (3) Trim the knots leaving short tails then fold the pieces of beading wire in half and hook one through the end loops of all three needles.

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These measurements may vary. with clasp attached. Leaving some space between the three beads for knots. Wait five minutes for the nail varnish to dry. as it depends how well the three (7) Thread through the next bead and make a single knot as before. Take the thread through the three-strand the last seed bead added. on a flat working surface to of the outer ensure correct placement and inner strings then proceed to attach them to the clasp in the same way as the middle string. (6) To end off the necklace and fasten it to the clasp. before tightening It off. make a single knot after the last bead added. (j bt:adsttc ••• 63 . However. Lay the middle string. attach the middle string first. then trim off the excess thread but without cutti ng too close to the knot. Thread through the third and final bead then make a single knot. the middle hole of clasp then go back through knot and pull the thread com pletely through. dab a generous amount of clear nail varnish on the strt ngs fit together as a whole. Thread three seed beads and a piece of French wire at each end of the middle string.about 36cm (14X in) and the outer string about 40cm (15%in).

wrap end cord around light index flnqcr.com.A.children's Christmas beading and an exhibition of members' work. Hd60U/1'J. Pull cord gently so the knot can be guided up to the bead. Web: www. G. B.. so to reflect what we are about.au Email :i nio@beadsocietycomau Write: P. Before you tighten the know. F.. Dates for this year are November 16~18 at C. Split double cord and pull to tighten knot further. Box 382. Contact us for an entry form by. D. E.O. .•. Wind cord around left index finger twice. Don't forget the Bead Challenge is now •• open for entries which will be displayed and judged during the expo. place a blunt needle in the knot. There will be a greater variety of traders and workshops . Our 4th year will be bigger and better than ever. Abbotsford. Make illl overhead knot by laking the end over and around itself and through the loop formed.£ BEAD EXP For the last 3 years the Bead Society of Victoria has run the Bead Symposium Fair. Pull cord out while still holding other end down and knot will form close to bead. it will now be known as the cord OVeI bead with left ~IJgeI.beadsociety. To make a double knot pull the cord through both loops. The cost to enter including pack of beads is $25. Firmly hold down Melbourne Bead Expo. the Kingston City Hall in Moorabbin. The image below shows the set of beads to base your creations on. Vic 3067 64 brads e I.

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either sterling silver or gold-filled wire may be used.6Smm) round wire 7. 3mm metal beads Non-tarnishing permanently coloured copper wire was used in this project to gille the pendant an antique feel..nose or chain-nose slightly bend the front wires at a point approxi marely 1. r% in) from the rap of the bail. Depending on your choice of gemstone donuts. making sure that the wires lie parallel to each other.. 66 brads 'fEO ••• . until the front and back wires meet. Cutters e Masking tape e Pencil MATERIALS e 1.5cm pliers.Caroline Fung. DESIGNER CAROLINE FUNG TOOLS e Flat-nose or chain-nose pliers " Round-nose pliers @ Wire Wrapping (3) Tape the wires together at and below the bail u. 4mm bi-cone c-rystal beads e 6. (2) using the flat. Wirework Designer ofthe Year.8mm) round wire (O. Bend the wires at their mid point around a pencil to form the bail. demonstrates how to wrap a donut bead to make a pendant with a truly professional result. METHOD (l) Cut the 2o-gauge wire into three equal lengths of 25cm (lOin). 4cm diameter gemstone donut e 75cm 20-gauge " e 8cm 24-gauge (O. the Beads etc .lng masking tape.

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(5) Remove the lower masking tape and bend the front wires forward. and make a spiral at the back. trim the wire slightly and coil it into a spiral. one metal bead and another crystal bead then bend the end of the wire towards the back. trim one of the wires to a slightly shorter length before COiling it. 8) Bend all three wires towards the front of the donut.I matching Finally. wrap the front and back wires together at [he base of [he bail... To do this. thread two crystal beads. (7) Separate the three wires at the back by bending them outwards towards the 11 o'clock.@ 68 beeds <E" . on either side of (10) For the remaining three wires. Insert the back wires through the hole of the donut. one metal bead and two crystal beads onto the 1 o'clock wire. (9) Insert the end of the 1 o'clock wire through the hole and wrap it tightly around the edge of the donut. bringing the end to the front and COiling it into a small spiral at approximately Removethe the 2 o'clock position. coil the 11 o'clock and 3 o'clock wires into spirals. Make about six wraps. 1 o'clock and 3 o'clock positions. separating them from the back wires. and insert them through the back wires. Bend the last wire towards the 6 o'clock position. (11) (This photo shows the back of the pendant. (4) using 24·gauge wire. masking tape from the bail. one with a single wire and one with two wires.For further information see the stockists or a kit of this project list on page 90. . use the round. Thread two crystal beads. Starting from the ends of the wires. Flatten the wraps using the chain-nose or flat-nose pliers. or wear the pendant with a leather cord. To vary the size of the spirals. separate the three wires of the bail. thread three metal beads and coil the end into a spiral. and position the bail at the upper edge of the donut (6) Separate the front wires into two lots. sUing a necklace using beads.nose pliers to make a very small plain loop (see Bead Basics page 84) then the rhaln-nose pliers to continue winding the wire around the loop. Trim the ends at the front of the bail. bend one towards the 10 o'clock position. the hole of the donut from the front. Bend one wire towards the 5 o'clock position.

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Differentcolours and shades of amber develop. Over the next 20 million years the resin changed. excttmg WHEN WORN AS JEWELLERY. but this is nothing compared to how long it has taken the gem to actually form. would seal these openings and chemically protect the tree from disease and insect attack. amber eventually began to emerge either 'from the earth or. HOW AMBER IS FORMED Amber. but this window to an ancient world. Phaeton's three found In the tombs of Egypt and anCient sisters.and it flew wildly towards the to destroy it. am ber provides a glorious. the Sun God. It is also said to have a calming effect on the wearer and protect women from thyroid problems. Amber has attracted mystical tales of its origin. a phenomenon tnat stn amazes.BEADER'S DIGEST T Amber has fascinated cultures and ci'lllilisationsfor thousands of years. know as the gem amber. Amber also has very mystical properties. COMFORTING WARMTH AGAINST THE SKIN." . teething Amber is used in disorders. After millions of years. had become part of the ocean floor. perhaps covered by earth as the branch or tree fell. However. Amber jewellery sites in Europe. In this issue we take a trip through time to unravel the mysteries of amber. including the intriguing Dominican Blue amber. We've also got some exclusive tips on how to buy and care for your amber jewellery. from the sea. would find a subterranean resting place. Some also believe that amber protects When worn as jewellery. All true ambers have caught the eye of the scientific world. destroyed The Heliades. comforting warmth against the skin. and its light weight means it will add volume but not heaviness to ornate jewellery. ReSin that Dozed from breaks in the bark of ancient trees. from a clear honey-like fluid to the solid we loose deposits of subterranean amber that "Phaeton. son of Hellos. Storms broke TURNING AMBER INTO JEWELLERY The preparation of raw amber for jewellery making has varied over time. is the result of nature working over millions of years. It causes feathers and straw to rise up against gravity.Ovid It's not difficult to understand why. persuaded his father to let him drive his chariot of the SUn across the heavens. Its beauty was soon appreciated jewellerv were created. Amber. would float to the surface and people would collecr it. an organic gem. Maybe Jurassic rings and is given to children to Park wasn't purely fiction: protect rhem from respiratory young ones from kidnapping. Eventually this resm. Its colour and transparency work with light to create beautiful effects. being less dense than salt water. process is not yet fully understood. but more 70 besds 'tEO ••• . more likely. Phaeton lacked the skill to control the charlot. as some of them contain fossil specimens that offer an and items of has been a id religious and cultural carvings the danger. threatening of lightning. AMBER PROVIDES A GLORIOUS. Zeus. by nature (and pclvrnerisanon. over the years. were so grieved at their brother's death that the gods turned them into poplar trees that wept amber tears. seeing Phaeton with a bolt Earth.

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The heating process is used to clarify or darken amber. Amber cabochons offer a new challenge to the beader to set a softer. so reputable amber dealers will always make it clear when an item is made of pressed amber. when amber was buried in salt or sand in large pots that were then placed in open fires. Polished amber gems of varying sizes can be used for pendants and focal points in necklaces that precision drilling will AMBER IN THE be more efficient. cognac. B"ltic amber is the focus of a sophisticated technologtcalndr. are becoming a favourite with beaders. causing tiny lightre~ecting fractures called 'sun-spargtes' or scales'. which range in size from 5mm to 15mm. It has the added advantage of making amber harder. but arguably more interesting. is not favoured by all amber lovers. brown and cherry colours.porruncan Rough Amber in technique than in process. Copal is resin that has not undergone the chemical changes that time and nature require to produce true amber. Pressed amber can have interesting swirls. Ask questions about 12mm in diameter. Most Baltic amber beads sold today will have been heated to harden them 50 reconstructed amber. butterscotch. greer.. oils (or in some cases autoclaves) have replaced pots of salt Of the commonly available ambers today.strv whereas Dominican and MeXican ambers are still mined In often-hazardous conditions. colours and sizes. selling the latter as Columbian amber or Madagascar amber. Free-size beads. Tumbled beads. while possessing all the physical properties of amber. while beads of pressed amber can fiuoresce in a spectacular fashion under ultraviolet light. as there are several dealers who make no distinction between amber and copal. which are not quite round and catch the light beautifully. although larger sizes can be obtained. The gentle heating of amber has been known since Roman times.. The heating of amber granules under pressure produces pressed or 72 broads 0<1. BEADING STORE Amber is available in many shapes. Calibrated round beads are available from 4mm [0 ]S THIS REALLY AMBER I'M BUYING? We need to give you a word of caution about buying amber. come in honey. . Pressed amber. gem than normally encountered. •. In recent times.

olive oil (or any silicon-based polish) and a soft cloth. There are certain rules that you should follow to keep your amber Jewellery in perfect condition. There If. Never leave your amber in direct sunlight or extreme temperatures. Clean your amber jewellery with a mild solution water. 6. occasionally of soap and lukewarm cleaners is many fakes to be found.positioned snake) trapped inside it. you find a piece of amber with a well. auction store. TAKING CARE OF YOUR AMBER Unlike other gems. as the oils in your skin help keep amber gems in beautiful Champagne Amber Amber and information supplied by Forever Amber. not minerai.any amber you are thinking are. unfonunately.95). This delicate and gentle stone must be treated with respect. polish amber with turtle wax. .@ possible. of 99 cents (and postage of $49. 3. have a [Q 4. Amber is organic. For a lovely shine. on an online lizard (or price 1. The best thing you can do to take care of your amber jewellery is to wear it as often as condition. with a starting quiet smile yourself and move on. Always apply perfumes and other products before wearing amber jewellery. 2. 5. particularly jewellery on the internet. Contact with household detrimental to amber. of buying.

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