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8 Bead Stash
16 Designers Profile
Elegant and Dramatic Designs
Edgar Lopez
23 Designer Page
More from the designers who have
contributed to Bead
38 Pams Poppy Project
An inspiring story about beading for

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46 Designers Profile
Bead meets American Designer
Betty Stefan
50 Design Corner
61 Competition!
72 Shop Profile
We meet Beads Online

80 Tips, Tricks and Techniques

In the first of a new series, learn
how to use colour to help you
master a tricky RAW variation
83 Swarovski Crystal Competition
89 Bookshelf

74 Readers Challenge

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10 Aquilegia Floral Pendant
Create the perfect pendant
necklace to wear with your cosiest
knitted dress for a little wintery
20 Winter Sparkle Trilogy
Three quick and easy crystal
projects to dress yourself or your
Christmas tree

42 Winter Steampunk Necklace

Sparkling snowflakes made with
gear wheels are the key to this
clever design

66 Winter Medallion Bracelet

Create this lovely bracelet by
combining bead embroidery
with bead-weaving

54 Urban Sparkle
Mix up your metals to make this
on-trend necklace that is perfect
for any occasion

76 Wintry Earrings
Tempted by Soutache? This pair
of sparkling earrings is a perfect
introduction to this popular

26 Aslans Necklace
Stitch an elegant and sparkling
necklace that is perfect for the
party season

56 Crystal Frost Bauble

Every Christmas tree needs a new
ornament and this sparkly bauble
will certainly stand out from the

32 Morning Frost Bracelet

Combine wirework and crystals
to create a real statement
bracelet for winter

62 Festive Candy Cane

If you need a quicker festive
project, these cute wirework candy
canes are perfect

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84 Emerald Aisles
Full of colourful sparkle, this is a
bracelet that will really stand the
test of time

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Edgar Lopez

Edgar is an
renowned designer
of fashion jewellery
who has enjoyed success in the
Battle of the Beadsmith.

Donna McKean

Donna is owner of
Riverside beads
and she has a great
passion for designing new

Jema Hewitt

Jemma is a
jewellery and
costume designer,
specialising in historical and
Steampunk style.

Marcia Balonis

Marcia was inspired

as a child searching
her mothers
jewellery box and
her love of jewellery has fed her
artistic passions.

Betty Stefan

Betty is an awardwinning designer

and bead tutor
specialising in seed

bead work.

Katie Dean

Katie is an award
winning bead
designer and tutor
and has written
eight beading books.


Nicole Stanley

Nicole is a scientist
with a love of all
things crafty, purple
or budgerigar


Lynda Pearce

Lynda is a British
Bead Awards winner
in the wirework
category in 2012
and 2013 competitions.

Julie Ashford

Dawn is an awardwinning designer

specialising in


Sarah Burnett

Sarah is a designer
who learnt soutache
techniques for
her millinery and
teaches Soutache at the London
Jewellery School.

Julie has written

several popular
beading books
and is the main kit
designer at Spellbound.


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US and was recently
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new beginnings

elcome to my rst issue as editor of Bead. Im very excited to be

taking on this role, although Ive got several hard acts to follow! I
want to start out by thanking both the team here who have helped
ease me into my new role, and also my predecessor, Allison for
the great job shes done on the magazine.
Here at Bead HQ were planning several issues ahead all the time, so I
inherited a lot of plans from Allison, but have also had the chance to put a few of
my own ideas into print here, so I hope you will enjoy them. For those of you who
dont already know my work, I have been working as a freelance bead designer
and tutor for a couple of years now and I will be continuing that work alongside
the editorship.
I wanted to bring some of the experience I have gained in these areas to the
magazine, so, alongside some of the regular features that you already know, I am
starting two new features: Design Corner, which I hope will encourage a few
more of you to explore your own creative side, and a series of Tips, Tricks and
Techniques, focusing on different aspects of beadwork that a lot of people nd a
little tricky to master.
The projects in this issue are full of Winter Sparkle, from the gorgeous bauble
by Julie Ashford that will add some sparkle to your Christmas tree, to the stunning
and unusual jewellery by Lynda Pearce and Jema Hewitt, perfect to bring some
sparkle to your outt at those festive parties. I hope you will enjoy all that this
issue has on offer!


Katie Dean

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Check out these exciting products from your

favourite shops, as well as the latest news from the
beading world, including a variety of shaped beads.

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Claspgarten clasp made with 40 Swarovski crystals
arranged around two pearls. Clasp
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Simply charming!
Tierracast have just launched a new range
of cute Christmas charms, plus kits to
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from the following UK stores: Kerrie Berrie
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in Brighton,
The Beadstore UK in Great Shelford,
The Bead Shop Nottingham,
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Cute Christmas Tree

3D Christmas Tree Ornament
Bead Pattern, with 4 different
decorating ideas to try. Uses
Round Peyote and Herringbone
and is suitable for all levels of
beader with step by step colour
photo instructions.Available as
an 18 page downloadable pdf le at 4.95.

New from Swarovski

Stitchncraft Beads have in stock the

new stunning collection from
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On trend
Look out for the new TIPP
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Celtic spirit
SEREN stars are here at
last! A Celtic knot in a
pewter star, who could
wish for more?
These are hand
cast in two sizes
(14mm & 24mm) on a green
Welsh hillside in the Celtic Beadshop, with
several other unusual and distinctive solid
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All are lead/nickel free and individually hand
nished. Beware of imitations!

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Beautiful new kits

Try a Forget-Me-Not brooch for 6.50. The
Rowena Necklace kit is 18.95 and comes in a
choice of four colourways including this
stunning Poinsettia red, perfect for Christmas.
The Florence Necklace kit, 25.95, is available
in 4 colour ways, including the pink/purple
shown. Both necklace kits are made almost
entirely from tiny size 15 seed beads, so are
suitable for beaders with some experience of
working with small beads.
Available from

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Designed by
Nicole Stanley

Aquilegia floral


(A) Size 15 (Toho

tanzanite) 5g
(B) Size 11 (Toho
gold lustered
moonshadow) 10g
(C) Size 15 (Toho
PF galvanised
aluminium ) 5g
(D) Size 11 (Toho
PF galvanised
aluminum ) 10g
fire polished

crystal x 10 (matt
purple iris)
4mm fire polished
crystal x10 (half
coated silver/violet
3mm Swarovski
bicones x 13
(crystal ab)
4mm Swarovski
bicones x 6 (violet
comet argent)
Size 6 (x7 beads)
(Toho transparent
rainbow crystal)

drop (crystal ab)
6mm chaton x2
Silver plated curb
chain - 20 inches
(or your preferred
Jump rings (6mm)


Create the perfect long pendant necklace to wear with

your cosiest knitted dress for added winter floral sparkle.

1. Using a comfortable length of Fireline

and leaving a short tail for weaving in later,
thread on 5A beads. Pass through the first
1A to join into a ring. Work one round of
circular peyote, adding 1A in each gap.
Step up at the end of the round through the
first A added.

sit side by side as a base for the

herringbone. Pass through the next 1A and
1B in the circular peyote base. Repeat this
4 more times to create 5 base pairs of B

4. With your thread exiting the first B bead

2. Work a second round of circular peyote,

this time adding 1B in each gap. Dont

worry about there being gaps where you
can see thread. Step up at the end of the
round through the first B added.

added in the previous step, thread on 2B

and pass down through the 2nd B bead of
the pair in herringbone stitch. Pass up
through the next B in the ring added in step
4. Repeat this 4 more times to complete one
round of tubular herringbone, maintaining a
fairly tight tension in order to encourage the
beadwork to form a tube. Work a second
round of tubular herringbone.


Fireline crystal 6lb weight

Beading needle
size 12

2 pairs of flat
nosed pliers


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3. To begin working in tubular herringbone,

thread on 2B then pass through the B exited
at the end of step 2. The 2B just added will
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this design is named after

the flower aquilegia as the

focal motif resembles these
lovely blossoms with their
curling outer petals. i like to
create beadwork that is
wearable day-to-day, mixing
beaded elements with chain
and links. i wanted this piece
to be a seed bead version of
the long charm necklaces we
often see on the high street to
be worn draped over a
knitted dress or polo neck.

Make the full
set in around 2
hours and for
under 10.

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5. Bead a third round of

herringbone, but this time add 1a
between each 2B stack as shown.
work one final round of tubular
herringbone using your B beads.
ensure your thread is exiting one of
the top B beads of a herringbone
stack ready to begin adding the
crystal petals.



since the central drop attaches via a simple loop of seed beads, you can use

whatever kind you like. there are so many beautiful long drop style pendants in the
swarovski elements and preciosa crystal ranges for a start, from dainty pearls to
funky baroque, so feel free to choose your favourite to dangle from the centre of the
floral motif
i would recommend sticking with fire polished crystals for the petals (so they lay
flat edge to edge), but the rest of the embellishment crystals can be swapped for
bicones or glass pearls to get the look you want for your pendant.

the start of this step again to create

a ring with the 4mm crystal lying flat
against the 3mm base crystal. pass
through the 3a and the crystal just

6. thread on a 3mm firepolished

crystal and pass down through the
second B in the herringbone stack,
ensuring that the crystal lies as flat
as you can get it on its side on top
of the B beads. add 2a beads and
then pass up through the next
herringbone stack. repeat this 4
more times to complete the round.

11. to reinforce the beadwork, pass

down through 6a and then through
the base crystal. pass up through
the 6a on the other side of the
crystal stack, then follow the thread
path through the petal tip picot and
pass down through the a beads
once more to the base. Finish with
your thread exiting the next 3mm
crystal in the base ring.

9. repeat step 8 to add another

4mm crystal. Finish with your thread
exiting the added crystal ready to
add the tip of the petal.
12. add 2a, 1B and a further 3a.

7. with your thread exiting the first

3mm crystal added in the previous
step, add a 3mm crystal into each
gap so you end up with a ring of 10
crystals in total.

8. add 3a, one 4mm firepolished

crystal and a further 3a. pass
through the 3mm crystal exited at

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10. add 4a, 1B and 3a. skip the

last 3a and pass back through the

1B to create a picot. thread on a
further 4a and then pass through
the 4mm crystal.

pass back through the 1B to create

a picot. pass down through the
bottom 2a of the petal just created
and then through the 3mm base
crystal and the next one along in the
ring. Youll need to maintain a good
tension to avoid thread gaps as
these picots create further inward
curving of the flower.

13. to begin the next petal, add 3a,

a 4mm crystal and 1a. stitch down

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through the 2a of the picot created

in step 12 and then through the
base crystal again - this ensures
you will still have 3a beads either
side of the crystal. continue
following steps 9 to 12 to complete
the petal and another picot.

added so that your thread is exiting

the first a of the 3a added in step
12. thread on 9c and pass through
1a of the petal tip picot as shown,
and the top picot a bead.



toho seed beads, preciosa drop &

fire polished crystals - Dimarca online
swarovski crystals - perles & co
chain/findings - Big Bead little

18. add 1c, 1B and 1c, then pass

through the right hand a bead in the

2a pair from left to right, creating a
picot which lies against the tubular
herringbone section of the flower.

14. continue alternating between

petals and picots as you work
around the base ring (youll end up
with 5 of each at the end) until you
have one final picot remaining. the
2a on either side of this picot are
already in place as part of the
adjacent petals - pass up through
2a of the first petal added and
thread on 1B and 3a. skip the 3a
and pass back through the B bead
to form a picot, then pass down
through the 2a on the other side to

15. to begin the embellishment,

stitch back through the picot just

16. thread on 1c, 1B and 1 c, then

stitch through the top a bead again
to create a new picot, followed by
the a bead on the opposite side of
the petal. add 9c and pass up
through the a bead on the next
inner picot as shown to complete
the second edging of the petal.
19. stitch down through the second
c bead and 3mm crystal added in
step 17. add 1c, then stitch down
through the other side of the inner
picot. this completes one petal
embellishment. repeat steps 15 to
19 four more times to complete this
round. Finish with your thread
exiting a B bead added in step 18.
17. thread on 1c, a 3mm crystal
and a further 1c. You will then stitch
up through the middle of the set of
2a beads which lie between the
tubular herringbone spokes as
shown - pass through the left hand
a bead from right to left.



if you wanted to make this flower

bigger, start off with more beads in the

ring e.g. if you wanted 7 petals instead
of 5 , begin with a ring of 7 size 15s.
nB. i have used different colour beads
to the final finished piece in my step by
step photos in order to be able to show
the beading process more clearly.

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the size 6 and add a further 1B.

stitch back through the a bead first
exited in this step.

I like to create
beadwork that
is wearable
mixing beaded
elements with
chain and

23. stitch through your work so that

your thread is exiting one of the
4mm crystals on the inside of the
flower. add 3B, then pass through
the next 4mm crystal in the ring.
repeat 4 more times and finish by
stitching through the first 2B added
in this step.



i went for a soft

ethereal winter colour

palette of silver and
frosty violets, but you
could go for darker
metallic shades like
gunmetal and dark
purple or plump for
gold and rich olive
greens. the
possibilities are

20. add 1c, 1B and 1c then pass

through the next B bead around at

the top of the tubular herringbone
as shown.

1c, then pass through the next top

B bead in the round.

24. add 3B then pass through the

middle B in the next set of 3B in the
round. repeat 4 more times to
complete the round. step up by
stitching through the first 2B added
in this step. complete the circular
netting by adding 1B and stitching
through the centre B of each set of

22. repeat steps 20 - 21 until you

21. add another 1c, 1B and 1c

and stitch through the B bead in the
next step 18 picot in the ring. add
1c, stitch up through the 1B added
in the previous step. add another

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have completed the round. Finish

with your thread exiting an a bead
in the original peyote base ring. add
1B, a size 6 bead and another 1B to
make a picot and stitch back down
into the base ring on the opposite
side. add 1B, pass back through

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25. Exiting the first B added at the

end of step 24, thread on 3B, 1A,

the crystal drop and a further 1A
and 3B. Stitch back into the circular
netting via a B bead on the opposite
side to that exited at the beginning
of this step to form a hanging loop.
Pass through the beads added in
this step once more to reinforce.
Weave in thread ends and trim

and 1C. Add 1 more C and pass

through the next B in the ring.
Alternate between 4mm bicones
and 3mm FPs. Add 7 crystals,
followed by another size 6, then
another 7 crystals. Pass through all
the beads added in this step to

more, then add another 1C, size 6

and 1C for a second link point.
Finish the round with 3 more sets of
3C. Stitch through the bezel so your
thread is exiting the next round of
peyote closest to the top of the
chaton. Bead a second round
adding 3C points in each gap.

31. Use jump rings to link the flower

Peyote Ring
26. Thread on 32C, join to form
ring. Work one round of circular
peyote in C beads, followed by a
further 3 rounds using B beads.
Stitch through your work so your
thread is exiting the inside edge of
the ring. Work another two rows of
circular peyote with B beads, then
zip up to form the ring base. Finish
with your thread exiting a B bead
from the 3rd row of peyote added.

27. Add 1C, a size 6 and 1C, then

stitch through the next B in the
round. Add 2C, a 3mm crystal and
a futher 1C. Skip the last C added
and pass back through the crystal
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Crystal Link
28. Bezel your chaton beginning
with a ring of16 B beads. Using
peyote stitch work one round in B
beads, one round in As and a final
round using charlottes. Stitch back
through to the base ring and place
your chaton in the bezel face up.

29. Close the bezel by beading 1

round in A beads, followed by a

final round of charlottes. Finish with
your thread exiting a B bead from
your starting round. Add 1C, a size
6 and 1C, then stitch back down
through the next B in the round.

to the peyote ring. Add two 1cm

lengths of chain to the other side of
the peyote ring, then add a crystal
link each side. Join the other end of
each crystal link to the rest of your


30. For the embellishment, add 3C,

then pass through the next B in the
round to form a point. Repeat twice


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Edgar Lopez

Elegant and
dramatic designs
Jewellery designer Edgar Lopez has recently
taken his jewellery designs into the realm of
beading, and creates daring and dramatic
pieces with great elegance.

riginally an architecture student,

Edgar Lopez then moved on to
study fashion jewellery, but it
was only four years ago that he began
incorporating beads into his work. His
elegant, stunning pieces will leave you
feeling inspired and maybe a bit jealous
of his huge talent. Learn more about
this international designer, his
beginnings, inspiration, and future.
Tell us a little about your background.
I was born in a small village in the
Dominican Republic, called Salcedo. Its
a beautiful place with beautiful gardens.
At 16 I moved to Santo Domingo, the
capital city. I studied architecture in col-


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lege, and 11 years ago I moved to New

York and studied fashion design jewellery. Since then, I have been making
jewellery using various techniques, then
four years ago I started beading.
I currently live in Santo Domingo,
in the Dominican Republic. Most of my

family lives here as well. My main job

is designing, which I do in my studio,
where I also make jewellery and accessories. I also teach design. My studio is
dedicated to my work as a jewellery designer, and in my workshop I have desks
for my students and also a showroom
where people can view and purchase my
What types of materials do you
regularly use?
Normally when I do beading, I use
various materials, such as crystals and
semi-precious stones, and combine
them with chains or cords. All my work
is characterised by using metallic seed
beads. I prefer gold, but I also use silver
and bronze.
Have you studied any relevant courses?
Well, Im an architect, which allows
me to see art, colour, and shapes in a
unique way and, of course, Ive studied
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fashion design jewellery. I have taken

some beading classes, but mostly I read
and research a lot about dierent techniques, which allows me to experiment
and try new things.

Above and left: Battle of the Beadsmith

2013 entry.

What pieces are you most proud of?

I have two pieces I am particularly
proud of, both made for the Battle of the
BeadSmith competition, one in 2012
and the other in 2013. These two designs
required a lot of time and dedication,
and showcase attention to detail and
colour, which I think people recognise
me for.
What inspires your jewellery?
I get ideas from things I see in
nature, from people on the street, things
I see on television, but I also listen to
classical music, and that has given me a
lot of inspiration. That being said, I dont
have a favourite subject to design. My
designs are made for people with strong
character, who like to wear pieces that
are to be admired.
Tell us about teaching design.
Currently I teach in my studio,
and sometimes I am invited
to teach in some of the most
important design schools in my
country. Teaching is very important to me because it keeps
me in touch with people. I also
learn a lot and can help develop
ideas others have had.
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Tell us about your challenges and

My biggest challenge has been to
achieve recognition and respect in my
area of work. That being said, my greatest achievement has been the support
I have received, and the joy I am filled
with when I see the happy faces of my
Where have you had work published?
My work has been published in both
design and beading magazines in several
countries. Some of my designs were
published in a book this year. I also use a
lot of social networking to promote my
work. At the moment, Im in the process
of designing a piece for a competition,
which always excites me. Creating new
things is my passion.

What advice would you give to new

I think the most important thing is
to work with love and passion. Anyone
can have talent to do something. More
important than talent, though, is the
dedication and eort that we put into
our talent to help it grow and develop.
Do you have any other hobbies
or passions?
Designing is my greatest passion,
but I also love going to the gym where I
train hard. I love travelling and learning
new things and of course I take pictures
of all the beautiful things that I see.



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Riverside Beads

winter sparkle


3 snowake blank
48 Silver plated
4mm snowakes
36 Silver plated
6mm snowakes
36 Teal 8mm
6 10mm Silver
plated snowakes
24 3x4mm teal
crystal rondelles
12 3mm crystals
12 6mm teal glass
12 6x8 teal crystal



Round nose
Cutting and at
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Bead mat
F600 glue.



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Riverside Beads have created this trilogy of Winter

Sparkle projects for you to prepare for the festive season.

You can dress up your Christmas tree with a

seasonal sparkle snowake in Riversides
exclusive coloured snowake beads, or why
not add some festive cheer to an outt with
these adorable little Christmas tree earrings
and an angel bracelet.
Snowake ornament
1. Take a wire snowake blank and add a
selection of beads and snowakes to one
strand in the following order, 3mm crystal,
4mm snowake, 4mm crystal, 4mm, 6mm,
8mm, 6mm, 4mm snowake, 6x8 rondelle,
8mm snowake, 6mm pearl, 4mm crystal, 4,
6, 8, 10, 8, 6, 4mm snowakes, 4mm
crystal, 6mm pearl, 8mm snowake, 6x8
rondelle, 4, 6, 8, 6, 4mm snowake,
4mm crystal, 4mm snowake and
nally a 3mm crystal.

2. Take a good pair of round nose pliers

and with a rm grip turn a head pin loop on
the end of the snowake, take care not to
crack the crystal on the end with the pliers.
Repeat the pattern on the other arms of the
snowake and tie a piece of ribbon onto
one loop to hang your decoration.



Our snowakes

come in 20
nishes which
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crystal ranges
making it easy to
create these pieces
in the colour of your


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Make the full
set in around 2
hours for
approx 12


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hanger and tie a double knot, secure with a

drop of f600 glue.



Tree Earrings
4 silver plated
12,10,8,6 and
4mm snowakes
2 silver plated
headpins and
2 4mm crystal
2 3x4 crystal
Angel bracelet
24 4mm silver
plated snowakes
18 6mm silver
plated snowakes
18 8mm Teal
4 Silver plated
10mm snowakes
1/2mt 0.7mm clear
6 6mm teal crystal
4 3x4mm teal
crystal rondelles
1 14mm and 1
8mm crystal
1 silver plated
head pin, bead
cap and bead
mtr 4mm satin



When you make

the ribbon angel

wings you may nd
it easier to add all
the ribbon to a
piercing tool to
create the hole
through the middle
and then add it
onto your headpin.

2. To create the angel take a head pin, add

a small bead cap and add a 14mm crystal

Rondelle, take your ribbon and push one
end onto the head pin, fold over and push
back onto the head pin.

Christmas tree earrings

1. Take a head pin and add a 4mm crystal
cube, add 2 12mm snowakes, 2 10mm
snowakes, 2 8mm snowakes, 2 6mm
snowakes and 2 4mm snowakes, nish
with a 3x4 crystal.

3. Fold the ribbon in the opposite direction

and push onto the headpin.

4. Repeat until you have 3 loops on each

side that will create the angels wings.
2. Cut the head pin about 1cm above the
top of the bead and bend at a 90 angle on
top of the bead, roll the head in to create a
head pin loop at the top of your wire. Hook
the loop onto an earwire to create an earring
and repeat for the second of the pair.
5. Add a 8mm Rondelle and a snowake for

the halo, turn the headpin to create a loop,

ip the loop open and attach to the bead
hanger on your bracelet.



When working with the snowakes I nd you

Angel bracelet
1. Tape your elastic onto your bead mat
and add your beads and snowakes in a
similar design to your snowake until your
bracelet is the desired length, add a bead


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need to add small beads in the centre to ensure

they can sit correctly, you can then vary the
design further up the snowake.



01/10/2014 17:40


If youve enjoyed the projects in this

issue, then you might be interested to
know that some of our contributing
designers have a lot more patterns
and kits

Lynda Pearce
All kits available from www.
or by contacting the
designer on 07981 203501.

Kit 1. Seahorse brooch - large

This kit includes all the materials and instructions

required to make a seahorse brooch. (Some additional tools
required) The nished brooch measures approximately 4.5
high and uses wirework techniques with the added sparkle of
crystals. Suitable for wireworkers of intermediate level or
above, this kit costs 15.

Kit 2. Necklace

This kit is a white gold

plated ligree spacer bar
necklace with a wintry,
elegant feel. It is suitable
for all levels of ability. Kit
costs 15.00.

Marcia Balonis

Katie Dean
Gingerbread Men from
the book Sweet Treats

These cute little

gingerbread men are
perfect for your
Christmas tree. You can
nd the pattern for them
in Katies book, Sweet
Treats. Normally priced
at 16.95, Bead and
Jewellery magazine
readers can buy this for
the special price of 13 by using
code BEAD58 at checkout.

The Workout one of the many pieces Marcia did as a StarMan

Trendsetter, this was one of her favourites using CzechMate
Tiles and Bricks.Intermediate level.4.00.
Picot Drops another of her Trendsetter pieces using
CzechMate Tiles with Drops.Beginner level.6.00.
All these patterns can be
purchased from her Etsy store:

Christmas star ornament

If you want a bit of bling for your Christmas

tree, these ornaments are perfect for
intermediate beaders. You can make them
in any colour. The pattern uses peyote stitch
and is available for 5.
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Designed by
Katie Dean





10g size 11

Delicas in
Duracoat Yellow
Gold DB 1833 (A)
2g size 15 delicas
in Duracoat silver
5g O beads in
crystal Capri Gold
58 x 4mm bicones
in crystal silver (D)
1 x Swarovski
Square, 20mm, in
Crystal Golden
4lb Crystal Fireline



Beading needle

Use a combination of Peyote and RAW to make

a pendant with matching clasp on an asymmetric
beadwoven rope
The Pendant
This is made using a combination of RAW
and Peyote stitch. Work with an arm-span of
thread and leave a tail thread that is just
long enough to stitch in at the end. Join new
thread wherever you need to. Start by
encasing the Chessboard.

1: Using the (A) beads, stitch a length of

RAW that is 27 units long and 3 units wide.

Join this into a circle by stitching a 28th row
along the narrow section, joining the rst
and last units. See gure 1.



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Figure 2.

3: Stitch a second row of peyote stitch

using the (B) beads. You should add a

single bead in every space, including
across the corners, so this should be 24 (B)

4: Weave back through to exit from the

Figure 1.


t the chessboard. Repeat three more times

to complete the row you should have
added 24 (A) beads and remember to step
up at the end of the row. See gure 2.

2: Make sure you are exiting from a bead

on the edge of your circle. You are now
going to convert to Peyote stitch. In the rst
ve spaces you will add a single (A) bead.
In the sixth space, you will pick up 1 (A)
and pass through the next two beads from
your RAW tube. This will create a corner to

bottom edge of your RAW tube. Place the

Chessboard inside the casing, so that the
right side (sparkly side) is sitting against
your peyote rows. Line the rivoli up so that
its corners are sitting in the corners you
have created by making the peyote

5: Seal the Chessboard in place by

repeating steps two and three. When you
stitch your rst peyote row (with the (A)

30/09/2014 10:31

Thinking of Winter Sparkle, I was

taken back to a childhood favourite

book, The Lion, the Witch and the
Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.
Descriptions of Narnia conjured up a
magical land of wintry beauty.
However, it was only as the design
evolved that something about the
colouring and the tactile feel of the
embellishment reminded me of a
lions mane, and so, the title was born.


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beads) you should make the

decreases in the corner area, so
adjust the instructions accordingly.

6: Weave back through the beads

to exit from a bridging bead in the

front row of RAW weave. You should
be exiting this bead from the front
end (ie the end nearest to the
sparkly front of your crystal).

7: Pick up 1 (C), 3 (B) and pass

back through the (C) bead and into
the next bridging bead in the RAW
section, moving through this bead
from back to front. Pull your thread
up tight so that the O bead sits at
on top of your (A) beads and the
size 15 beads are pulled into a little
picot. Repeat this all the way around
so you will have added a total of 28
O beads each with a little picot
edge. See gure 3.

Figure 3.



This necklace design actually

took its original inspiration from the

centrepiece: a Swarovski Chessboard
Square. I was trying to nd beads to
bring out the colouring in the square
and felt that this combination of gold
and silver did the best job. It also
happens to be quite on trend to mix
different metal nishes.

Adding the Rope

9: Weave back through the casing
until you are exiting from a bead in
the middle row of RAW, in the unit
next to a corner of your chessboard
(see gure 9 below to check the
placement). You are now going to
work tubular peyote from this point.
Identify the four beads that make up
this unit and add a single (A) bead
between each of them. When you
have added the fourth bead, step
up to exit from your rst new bead.
See gure 5 the RAW unit is
outlined in red and the new beads
are outlined in blue.

12: Pick up 1 (D), 1 (B) and pass

back through the (D). Pass through
the next two (C) beads, so this
should be the second bead in your
rst pair of (C) and the rst bead in
the next pair of (C). See gure 7.
Repeat three more times to
complete the row you should end
up exiting from a (C) bead.

Figure 7.

13: Pick up 1 (A) and pass through

the next two (C) this should be the
same beads that you were working
through in the rst stitch in step 12.
Repeat three more times to
complete the row and step up to
exit from your rst (A) bead. See
gure 8.

Figure 5.

8: Weave through to exit from the

central (B) bead in the nearest picot
edge. Pick up 1 (C), 1 (D), 1 (B)
and pass back down through the
(D). Pull the thread up tight. Pick up
1 (C) and pass through the second
bead in your next picot edge.
Again, pull the thread up tight so
that this dangly section snuggles
securely in between the picots.
Repeat all the way around the
pendant. See gure 4.

Figure 4.

Figure 8.

10: Continue working in tubular

peyote for another 39 rows. You will

be using the (A) beads and should
have 4 beads per row remember
the step up at the end of each row.

11: You are now going to add the

embellishment. Pick up 2 (C) and

pass through the next (A) bead.
Repeat three more times to
complete the row. Step up to exit
from your rst (C) bead. See gure

Figure 6.


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14: Stitch two rows of tubular

peyote using the (A) beads and

remember the step up at the end of
each row.

15: Repeat steps 11-14 four more

times to complete the
embellishment. Then stitch another
37 rows of tubular peyote using the
(A) beads. Leave your working
thread so you can use it to attach
the clasp.
16: Start a new thread on the
pendant and weave through to exit
from the equivalent unit to the other
side of the point so that you can
add the other half of the rope.

30/09/2014 10:31




Keep your tension tight as you add

the embellishment otherwise you will

end up with very oppy crystal fringe!
Once you have some of the
fringeing in place, keep an eye on
your thread as you work it will easily
catch around the crystals and you can
end up with visible loops if youre not



This design will

Repeat step 9, then continue
working in tubular peyote until the
other half of your rope is around
32cm (12.5) long. You can adjust
the length if you want to alter the
nished length of the necklace. See
gure 9.
Figure 9.

The clasp
17: Begin by making the eye use
about an arm-span of thread and
leave a tail thread that you can
stitch in at the end. Use the (A)
beads and stitch a length of RAW
that has 15 units. Join this into a
circle as you add the sixteenth unit.

18: Make sure you are exiting from

a bead in the side of the circle and

transfer to peyote stitch. Pick up 1
(A) and pass through the next bead
in the side of your unit. Repeat
another 15 times to complete the
row and step up from the rst (A)
bead you added. This is the same
technique as you used for the
pendant, but without the decreases.

19: Stitch a second row of peyote

using the (B) beads you should be
adding 16 beads in total.
20: Weave through to the other
edge of your RAW circle and repeat
steps 18 and 19 to add the peyote

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rows to this side. This will create a

rm ring.

21: Weave through to exit from one

of the bridging beads in your RAW
row. Repeat step 7, but instead of
working all the way around the
circle, just add the embellishment to
the rst 13 bridging beads.
22: Repeat step 8 to add the

crystal embellishment to your picot

edges. You will be adding just
thirteen crystals, so you are left with
a gap where the RAW is exposed.
Finish off your thread.

23: Using the working thread from

the embellished side of your rope,
join your nal row of peyote stitch to
the central unit in the exposed
section of RAW on the toggle. You
will be passing from a bead in the
rope into a bead in the RAW unit,
then through the next bead in the
rope, then through the next bead in
the RAW unit and so on. Make sure
this join is secure and nish off your
24: Make the toggle. Use the (A)

beads and stitch a length of even

count peyote that has 7 beads per
row and is ten rows long (NB you
will start with a string of 14 (A) to
create your rst two rows). Zip row
10 to row 1 to turn your strip into a

work in any
colouring start
with the chessboard
focal and build a
colour scheme
around that. You
can just stick to the
colours in the focal,
or try mixing in
some strong
contrasts as well.

25: Embellish the ends of the tube.

Make sure you are exiting from a
bead in one end. Pick up 1 (C), 1
(D), 1 (B) and pass back through
the (D) and the (C) and into a bead
on the opposite side of the same
end of your tube. Reinforce this
thread path two or three times you
can work off different beads from
the end of the tube so that your
embellishment sits centrally across
the tube. Weave back along the
tube and repeat on the other side.
See gure 10.

Figure 10.

26: When you are happy with the

length of your plain rope, stitch the
nal row onto the centre of the
toggle tube. Make sure the join is
very secure as it will take a lot of
pressure when the necklace is
fastened and unfastened. Finish off
any loose threads and your
necklace is ready to wear.


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Designed by
Lynda Pearce

morning frost

Combine crystal clay and wirework techniques to create

a sparkling bracelet. Elegant and eye catching, youll
make an impression at any occasion.



Crystal clay silver


Crystal chatons in
jet AB and crystal



0.8mm wire,
0.4mm wire, 6mm
open jump rings,
15mm oval jump
Toggle clasp
Round nose pliers
Side cutter pliers
Flat nose pliers



All supplies from

Cookson Gold www.
tel:0845 1001122

1. To create the large ower, work with the

0.8mm wire on the spool and create the

shape of the rst petal. Leave a 3cm tail on
the wire and wrap the petal wire around the
tail to secure the shape. (Each petal on the
large ower uses approximately 7cm of
wire). See gure 1.


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you have made ve in total. See gure 3.

Figure 3.

Figure 1.

2. Form the second petal in the same way,

4. Using at nose pliers, begin to shape the

petals by forming a peak at the top. Then
squeeze the wire each side, with the pliers,
to create a more angular shape. This should
form the petal into a diamond. See gure 4.

working from the wire thats still attached to

the spool. Wrap the wire in the same place
as before to secure. See gure 2.

Figure 4.

Make in around
6 hours for
around 25.

3. Continue making petals in this way until

Figure 2.


01/10/2014 17:42

Wire is my favourite medium and Im

always looking for new things to

combine it with. I think that Crystal Clay
is a great product with a lot of potential
and when I created this design, I
wanted to see just what could be
achieved with it. I love the result and
used a similar idea for my bead awardwinning piece last year.


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01/10/2014 17:42

8. Repeat this process as many



The length of the bracelet can be

adjusted by changing the quantity or

size of the jump rings when connecting
all your components together.

5. Repeat this process with all the

times as necessary to ll in the

whole petal. Remember to wrap
three times in between each weave.
When you reach the top, wrap the
wire several times to secure and
trim off any excess. See gure 8.

petals, then trim the wire off the

spool leaving a 3cm tail. See gure

should use approximately 5cm of

wire. Follow all the steps up to this
point so you have three lled in
ower shapes.

13. Make two leaf shapes using

5cm lengths of 0.8mm wire. Bend
the wire in the centre then curve out
the sides and link the wire outward
as shown in gure 11.

Figure 8.

Figure 5.

6. Cut a 1.25m length of 0.4mm

wire and wrap this new wire around

the centre of your ower to attach it.
See gure 6.

Figure 11.

9. Using the other end of the 0.4mm

wire youve attached, repeat the
whole process to ll in a second
petal in the same way.

10. Add another 1.25m length of

0.4mm wire to the ower as you did

in step 6. Repeat steps 6-9 to ll in
two more petals. Attach a 60cm
piece of wire to the ower centre
and ll in the nal petal. See gure

14. Form the wire ends into loops

then attach a 60 cm length of wire

to the leaf by wrapping several
times around the stem. See gure

Figure 12.

Figure 6.

7. Wrap one of the new wire wands

around the base of one petal twice,

then begin a gure eight style
weave: pass the working wire over
the top of the rst side of the petal
then underneath the opposite side
and wrap the working wire around
the petal wire three times. Then
repeat, working in the opposite
direction across to the other side of
the petal, so your working wire will
pass from the top on the rst side to
wrap underneath the petal wire on
the second side, then make the
three wraps. See gure 7.

15. Use the same gure of eight

weave technique as you used for

the ower petals to ll in the leaf.
Repeat this process for the second
leaf. See gure 13.

Figure 9.

11. Turn the ower over and curl

the 3cm tails of 0.8mm wire to form

loops ready to connect your
bracelet together. See gure 10.
Figure 13.

Figure 10.

12. Create two smaller owers

Figure 7.


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following the same steps as the

large ower but this time, each petal



These sparkling owers are satisfying

to make and combine two of my
favourite materials for an unusual and
dramatic effect.


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16. Mix the two parts of the crystal

clay together. You will need to mix
enough to form a ball the size of a
small marble. Break off a piece of
clay of a suitable size to form the
centre of your large ower. Roll into
a ball and press the clay onto the
wire ower. See gure 14.
17. Using the cocktail stick dipped
in beeswax included with the clay,
pick up a large chaton and press it
into the centre of the clay. See gure



Changing the colour of wire and/or

crystals used gives this design almost

innite combination possibilities.
Single owers look great as matching
pendants or earrings too.

20. Repeat the process with the two

smaller owers using the other
colour of chatons if desired. Then
add individual chatons to each leaf.
See gure 17.

Figure 18.

22. Open a jump ring and connect

it through one loop of the large

ower, then close the ring. Connect
a second jump ring through the rst
ring and link it to an oval ring before
closing. Add two more jump rings to
the other side of the oval and
connect the end ring to the loop on
the smaller ower. See gure 19.

Figure 14.
Figure 19.

18. Continue adding crystal

chatons in a circular shape around

the rst one until the clay is
covered. Use smaller crystals if
necessary to ll in any gaps. See
gure 15.

Figure 17.

21. Lay all the components out in a

row, with the large ower in the
centre, the smaller owers each
side, and a leaf on each end,
to check the length for your
bracelet. See gure 18.

23. Repeat step 22 to connect the

small ower to the leaf. Repeat this
whole process on the other side of
the large ower so that all the
components are connected. Use a
jump ring threaded through the
peak of each leaf to attach the


Figure 15.

19. Using tiny balls of clay, attach

individual crystal chatons to each

petal as shown in gure 16.

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