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A Whirl of Pearls by Debba Rofheart

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Fancy Filigree by Stephanie LaRosa

Quick + Easy

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In the Fast Lane by Doris Coghill

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Ten of Diamonds by Jennifer Airs

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Steppin Out with the Band by Alicia Grebe

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NIGHT ON THE TOWN Julie DAmico Beres Simple two-needle right-angle weave and netting techniques combine beautifully in this sophisticated bracelet FANCY FILIGREE Stephanie LaRosa Construct a focal piece of antique brass squares using easy wireworking techniques

Q+E 32 STEPPIN OUT WITH THE BAND Alicia Grebe Frame a favorite cabochon with peyote stitch and display it on a freeform band of brass components Q+E 36 LINKED UP FROM DOWN UNDER Carolyn Cave A peyote-stitched toggle clasp, gemstone beaded beads, and clever seed bead rings give this necklace its distinctive look Q+E 40 RICKRACK BRACELET Carole Ohl Create a fun zigzag pattern by linking triangular shapes worked in peyote and herringbone stitch Q+E 44 TUBULAR TWIST Venetia Perry This versatile peyote-stitched component made with seed beads and twisted bugles is easy to incorporate into your jewelry designs Q+E 48 MORE TECHNIQUES

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Q+E 10 TEN OF DIAMONDS Jennifer Airs The diamonds on this bracelet take shape using an oddcount peyote-stitch technique thats easy to learn Q+E 12 A WHIRL OF PEARLS Debba Rofheart Circular peyote-stitched medallions become striking crystal earrings for special occasions Q+E 16 SEASIDE SPIRAL Jenika Perry Showcase your favorite pendant on a Russian spiral rope Q+E 28 IN THE FAST LANE Doris Coghill Work up this fabulously fast square-stitched bracelet

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J u l i e D A m i c o - B e r e s

TECHNIQUES
two-needle right-angle weave netting
See pp. Q+E 48 and 94 for helpful technique information.

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THIS SOPHISTICATED BRACELET pairs crystals

and pearls using an easy two-needle right-angle-weave technique.


MATERIALS
2 g metallic gold size 15 cylinder beads (A) 15 cream 10mm crystal pearls (B) 28 fuchsia 8mm crystal bicones (C) 1 gold-filled 6mm soldered jump ring 1 gold-filled 610mm lobster clasp with 4mm soldered ring Crystal 8 lb braided beading thread

TOOLS
Scissors 2 size 12 beading needles FINISHED SIZE: 7"

1) BASE. Use two-needle right-angle-

weave techniques to work the bracelet base, starting at the end of the clasp loop: Clasp loop: Place one needle on each end of 10' of thread and string the 6mm soldered jump ring, centering it on the thread. Using either needle, pass through the ring again and knot the thread. String 5A on one end and 4A on the other. Use the second needle to pass back through the fifth A (Fig. 1). Unit 1: On one end, string 6A and 1B. On the other end, string 6A; pass back through the B just added (Fig. 2). Units 215: On one end, string 1A, 1C, 1A, and 1B. On the other end, string 1A, 1C, and 1A; pass back through the B just added (Fig. 3). Repeat thirteen times for a total of 15 units.

Fig. 1: Attaching
the clasp ring

Fig. 2: Forming the


first unit

Fig. 3: Adding the


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Fig. 4: Attaching the lobster clasp

Fig. 5: Embellishing the pearls

Clasp:

On one end, string 7A. On the other end, string 6A; pass back through the seventh A. *On one end, string 4A and the ring on the lobster clasp. Pass through the ring a second time, then pass back through the 4A, the 7A, and the B just added. Repeat from * using the other thread and working on the opposite side of the pearl (Fig. 4).

editors tip
Once youve finished embellishing the bracelet, reinforce your work by starting a new thread through a pearl at either end and making a second thread pass through all the pearls and crystals.

2) EMBELLISHMENT. On one end, string 7A. On the other end, string 6A; pass back through the seventh A. On each end, string 6A; cross both needles through the next B. Repeat across all the pearls (Fig. 5). Secure the thread and trim.

JULIE DAMICO-BERES owned and operated a bead store for six years, but now does her beading and crafting out of her home. She travels extensively both in and out of the United States and enjoys looking for beads in exotic locales. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and their two dogs. RESOURCES Check your local bead shop or contact: Delica cylinder beads, FireLine braided beading thread, and all other materials: jewelsby jewels@wi.rr.com.

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fancy filigree
Stephanie LaRosa

TECHNIQUE
wirework
See pp. Q+E 48 and 94 for helpful technique information.

LINK ANTIQUE-STYLE BRASS components using

simple wireworking techniques to create a geometric centerpiece for this lovely necklace. A series of wrappedloop components becomes the coordinating chain.
MATERIALS
31 green-and-amber 4mm fire-polished rounds (A) 5 blue Picasso 86mm pressed-glass flowers (B) 10 forest-green jade 8mm rounds (C) 12 brass 8mm filigree rounds (D) 13 brass 16mm filigree squares 14 brass 4mm daisy spacers (E) 11 brass 2" ball-end head pins 44 brass 5mm jump rings 2 brass 8mm jump rings 1 brass 823mm hook-and-eye clasp 4' of gunmetal 20-gauge craft wire

TOOLS
Wire cutters Round-nose pliers 2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers
FINISHED SIZE: 21"

1) CENTERPIECE. Use jump rings to

join the filigree squares, then embellish with decorative dangles: Filigree: Lay out the 13 filigree squares according to Fig. 1 and link the open corners together using 5mm jump rings. Dangles: Use 1 head pin to string 1A and 1D; form a wrapped loop that attaches

to the bottom corner of the top-left filigree square. Use 1 head pin to string 1A and 1B (wide end first); form a wrapped loop that connects to the left corner of the filigree square below the previous loop. Repeat for a total of 6 brass round dangles and 5 flower dangles, referring to Fig.1 for placement.

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Fig. 1: Connecting the


filigree squares and dangles

2) STRAPS. Create the necklace straps by forming wireworked links: Link 1: Use 4" of wire to form a wrapped loop; string 1A, 1D, and 1A and form a wrapped loop. Use one 8mm jump ring to attach one end of the link to the top-left corner of the centerpiece. Link 2: Use 4" of wire to form a wrapped loop; string 1A, 1E, 1C, 1E, 1C, 1E, and 1A and form a wrapped loop. Use one 5mm jump ring to attach one end of the link to the free end of Link 1. Link 3: Use 4" of wire to form a wrapped loop; string 1D and 1C and form a wrapped loop. Use one 5mm jump ring to attach the first loop formed to the free end of Link 2.

Use 4" of wire to form a wrapped loop; string 1A, 1E, 1C, 1E, and 1A and form a wrapped loop. Use one 5mm jump ring to attach one end of the link to the free end of Link 3. Link 5: Use 4" of wire to form a wrapped loop; string 1A, 1D, and 1A and form a wrapped loop. Use one 5mm jump ring to attach one end of the link to the free end of Link 4. Link 6: Use 4" of wire to form a wrapped loop; string 1A, 1E, 1C, 1E, and 1A and form a wrapped loop. Use one 5mm jump ring to attach one end of the link to the free end of Link 5. Attach the clasp: Use one 5mm jump ring to attach the hook half of the clasp to the free end of Link 6.
Link 4:

Repeat the entire step on the right side of the centerpiece using the other half of the clasp.
STEPHANIE LaROSA is a stay-at-home mom to a rambunctious three-year-old. She has been beading for five years and believes that anything can be turned into a piece of jewelry, whether it is a favorite photo, piece of fabric, or scrapbooking embellishment. Visit www.leclairrosedesigns.etsy.com. RESOURCES Check your local bead shop or contact: Filigree squares: MJ Beads, www.mel12 .etsy.com. Filigree rounds and head pins: Artful Market, www.artfulmarket.etsy.com. Flowers: Beadslinger, www.beadslinger.etsy.com. Spacers, jump rings, clasp, similar jade rounds, and fire-polished rounds: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, (888) 739-4120, www.joann.com. Wire: Ornamentea, (919) 834-6260, www.ornamentea.com.

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ten of diamonds
Jennifer Airs The design for this symmetrical bracelet came about while testing the possibilities of two-needle odd-count peyote stitch. If you arent familiar with this easy twoneedle technique, youll enjoy adding it to your stitch repertoire.

1) BRACELET. Work a repeating pattern

of two-needle odd-count peyote stitch to make the bracelet: Rows 1 and 2: Place one needle at each end of 7' of thread. Note: Using both a long and short needle makes it easier to follow the pattern. Use the short needle to string 5A, 3B, and 5A to the center of the thread (Fig. 1blue thread).

TECHNIQUES
two-needle peyote stitch square stitch picot
See pp. Q+E 48 and 94 for helpful technique information.

Working with 1 bead in each stitch in this and subsequent rows, use the long needle to peyote-stitch 2A, 1B, 1C, 1B, and 1A; string 1A (Fig. 1red thread). Note: In this and subsequent figures, red thread represents the path traveled by the long needle; blue thread represents the short needle. Row 4: Pass the short needle through the 1A strung at the end of Row 3; work 1A, 1B, 2C, 1B, and 1A. Row 5: Use the short needle to work 1A, 1B, 3C, and 1B; string 1A (Fig. 2 blue thread). Row 6: Pass the long needle through the 1A strung at the end of Row 5; work 1B, 4C, and 1B.
Row 3:

1 3 Fig. 1: Working Rows 13 1 3 5 Fig. 2: Adding Rows 4 and 5 1 3 5 7 9 Fig. 3: Working Rows 610

ARTISTS TIPS
Once you are comfortable with this two-needle method, differentiating the needles by size is not necessary. Or, identify your threads by using different colors of permanent markers. Lay out the beads for each row in advance.

Use the short needle to work 3A, 1B, and 2A; string 1A. Row 18: Pass the long needle through the 1A at the end of Row 17; work 2A, 2B, and 2A (Fig. 6). Repeat Rows 318 nine times or until the desired length is reached. When working the final diamond, use 1C in place of 1D in Row 9 and omit Row 18. Secure the thread and trim.
Row 17:

MATERIALS
6 g gray-lined clear size 11 seed beads (A) 6 g matte silver size 11 seed beads (B) 2 g transparent black diamond AB size 11 seed beads (C) 2 g red-lined crystal 3.4 mm teardrops (D) 1 silver 13mm shank button Gray size D nylon beading thread Thread conditioner

Use the long needle to work 1B and 5C; string 1B (Fig. 3red thread). Row 8: Pass the short needle through the 1B strung at the end of Row 7; work 6C. Row 9: Use the short needle to work 3C, 1D, and 2C; string 1C (Fig. 3 blue thread). Row 10: Pass the long needle through the 1C at the end of Row 9; work 6C (Fig. 3red thread). 1st picot: Use the long needle to string 3B; pass back through the first bead of Row 9 and exit the end of Row 7. Pass through the 3B just added; string 1B (the first Row 11 bead) and squarestitch it to the first bead of Row 9. Exit the last bead added in Row 10 (Fig. 4). Row 11: Use the long needle to work 5C. 2nd picot: Pass the long needle through the end beads of Rows 10 and 9; string 3B and pass back through the last bead of Row 9 and exit the end of Row 7. Pass through the 3B just added; string 1B (the last Row 11 bead). Weave through beads to exit the B just added, away from the beadwork (Fig. 5). Row 12: Pass the short needle through the 1B at the end of Row 11; work 1B, 4C, and 1B. Row 13: Use the short needle to work 1A, 1B, 3C, and 1B; string 1A. Row 14: Pass the long needle through the 1A at the end of Row 13; work 1A, 1B, 2C, 1B, and 1A. Row 15: Use the long needle to work 2A, 1B, 1C, 1B, and 1A; string 1A. Row 16: Pass the short needle through the 1A at the end of Row 15; work 2A, 2B, and 2A.
Row 7:

2) FINISHING. Attach a button-loop

clasp to the bracelet: Use 12" of new thread to stitch the shank of the button to the center of the last diamond, passing through the center C of Row 9. Repeat the thread path to reinforce; secure the thread and trim. Loop: Start 12" of new thread that exits toward the beadwork from the second A of Row 1. String 2A, 1B, 14C, 1B, and 2A; pass through the second-tolast A of Row 1 (Fig. 7blue thread).
Button:

TOOLS
Size 10 short and long beading needles Scissors
FINISHED SIZE: 7"

Fig. 4: Adding
the first picot

Fig. 5: Forming the


second picot

Weave through beads to the first bead of the loop, pass through all the loop beads again, and exit toward the center of the beadwork (Fig. 7red thread). Check to make sure the loop fits over the button but is not too loose and add or remove beads as needed. Repeat the thread path at least three times to reinforce; secure the thread and trim.
JENNIFER AIRS is addicted to beads, passionate about color, and happiest when planning a new piece of beadwork. Her first design was published in 2007. Since then about eighty other designs have been featured in numerous magazines, books, and on Bead TV. Visit www.jdjewellery.co.uk. RESOURCES Check your local bead shop or contact: Miyuki teardrops, Toho matte silver beads, and KO beading thread: Stitchncraft Beads, www.stitchncraft.co.uk. Other Toho seed beads: Beads Direct, www.beadsdirect.co .uk. Seed beads (U.S. source): Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, (800) 355-2137, www .firemountaingems.com. Toho beads (U.S. source): Artbeads.com, (866) 715-2323.

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Fig. 6: Completing the first diamond

Fig. 7: Attaching the clasp


loop

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a whirl of pearls
Debba Rofheart

TECHNIQUES
flat and circular square stitch circular peyote stitch ladder stitch picot
See pp. Q+E 48 and 94 for helpful technique information.

SURROUND RIVOLI CRYSTALS WITH A BEZEL

of gold seed beads and pearls for a pair of earrings with the classic look of fine jewelry.

MATERIALS
1 g silver-lined light topaz size 15 seed beads (A) 1 g bronze-lined black diamond luster size 15 seed beads (B) 2 g permanent-finish gold size 11 seed beads (C) 18 cream 4mm crystal pearls 2 foil-backed Montana blue 14mm crystal rivolis 1 pair of gold- or silver-plated 4mm ear studs with ball post with loop and ear nuts Smoke 6 lb braided beading thread

TOOLS
Scissors Size 12 beading needle
FINISHED SIZE: 1" Link several components to create dazzling bracelets.

1) BEZEL. Use circular square and peyote stitch to encase a rivoli: Round 1: Use 5' of thread to string 12C, leaving a 6" tail. Pass through all of the beads again and exit the third C strung (Fig. 1blue thread). Round 2: String 1C; pass through the last bead exited and the C just strung. String 2C; pass through the next C in the previous round and the 2C just strung. Repeat around to add a total of 18C, alternating between 1C and 2C in each stitch (Fig. 1red thread). Repeat the square-stitch thread path through the first bead added to snug the round. Secure the tail thread and trim.

Round 3:

Repeat Round 2.

Round 4 (anchor beads and prongs):

Squarestitch 2C to the last C exited (Fig. 2 green thread). Note: These form the anchor beads; always push them toward the inside of the beadwork. This side will become the back. Ladder-stitch 2C to the last C exited in Round 3, with 1 bead in each stitch (Fig. 2blue thread). Note: These 2 beads form 1 prong for the front of the bezel. Weave through beads to exit 3 beads away from the last one exited in Round 3 (Fig. 2red thread). Repeat around to add a total of 18 anchor beads and 9 prongs. Exit the tip of a prong.

Fig. 1: Forming
Rounds 1 and 2

Fig. 2: Adding
anchor and prong beads in Round 4

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2) BAIL. Create a bail to attach an ear-

Fig. 3: Stitching
Rounds 58

Fig. 4: Working Rounds 9


and 10 on the back

Fig. 5: Forming
the bail

ring post: String 5A; pass through the last 2 anchor beads exited and the first 4A just strung (Fig. 5green thread). Rows 2 and 3: Work 2 rows of square stitch 3C wide with 1 bead in each stitch. Weave through beads to exit the center bead of Row 3 (Fig. 5blue thread). Loop: String 5C, the loop of 1 earring post, and 3C; pass back through the second C just added. String 1C; pass through the last C exited in Row 3 and the next C (Fig. 5red thread). Repeat the thread path twice to reinforce. Picots: String 3B; pass through Row 2. String 3B; pass through Row 1. String 3B; pass through Row 2. String 3B; pass through Row 3. Secure the thread and trim.
Row 1:

ARTISTS TIPS
To make threading your needle a breeze, use flat-nose pliers to first flatten one end of the thread. Be sure to cull any beads that your needle doesnt pass through easily. To make sure the rivoli is centered in the bezel, check the back to make sure the point of the crystal is in the middle of the Round 1 circle. If it isnt, gently squeeze the stone and bezel until the crystal is centered. Instead of making earrings, simply use one component as a striking pendant!

String 2A and pass through the tip of the next prong; repeat around to add a total of 18A using loose tension. Exit the tip of a prong. Place the rivoli faceup in the beadwork and pull the thread tight to snug the beads (Fig. 3purple thread). Repeat the thread path to secure and exit the tip of a prong. Round 6: String 3B and pass through the tip of the next prong; repeat around to add a total of 9 picots. Exit through the base of a prong; work a turnaround to continue working clockwise (Fig. 3blue thread). Round 7: String 1 pearl and pass through the base C of the next prong; repeat around to add a total of 9 pearls. Exit through the first pearl added (Fig. 3green thread).
Round 5:

String 3A and pass through the next pearl; repeat around to add a total of 9 picots (Fig. 3red thread). Exit the tip of a picot. Round 9: Pass down through the nearest Round 4 anchor bead. String 2A and pass up through the next anchor bead, the tip of the nearest Round 8 picot, and down through the next anchor bead; repeat around to complete the back of the bezel and secure the remaining Round 8 picots (Fig. 4 blue thread). Exit from the tip of a Round 8 picot. Round 10 (outside picots): String 3B, pass through the last A exited, and weave through the nearest As and pearl to exit the tip of the next Round 8 picot; repeat around to add a total of 9 picots (Fig. 4red thread). Weave through beads to exit an anchor bead.
Round 8:

DEBBA ROFHEART is a self-taught beader, designer, and all-around craft junkie. She sells her designs under the debbaworks name and teaches at Naturally Jennifers in San Luis Obispo, California. Visit www.debbaworks.etsy.com. RESOURCES Check your local bead shop or contact: Toho permanent-finish gold seed beads, Swarovski rivolis and pearls, and all other materials: Naturally Jennifers, (805) 547-1578, www .natuallyjennifer.com.

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seaside spiral
J e n i k a Pe r r y

TECHNIQUES
Russian spiral-stitch variation wirework
See pp. Q + E 48 and 94 for helpful technique information.

DISPLAY YOUR BEACH-COMBING TREASURE or

favorite art bead on a classic stitched rope thats a variation on the technique known as Russian spiral.
MATERIALS
5 g gray-blue-lined clear size 15 seed beads (A) 5 g metallic-lined deep blue size 15 seed beads (B) 8 g gray AB 1.8mm cube beads (C) 8 g matte metallic bronze 3.4mm drop beads (D) 2 copper 3mm rounds 2 copper 4mm filigree rounds 1 ceramic 2432mm vertically drilled starfish tab 1 copper 22-gauge 2" head pin 2 copper 41mm spacers 1 copper 610mm lobster clasp with ring 1 copper 512mm figure-eight Smoke 6 lb braided beading thread

TOOLS
Scissors Size 12 beading needles Flat- or chain-nose pliers Round-nose pliers
FINISHED SIZE: 18"

Note: Before starting, reserve 20A and 12B and mix the rest of the A and B beads together. Beads from the mix are referred to in the instructions below as AB.
1) ROPE. Stitch a Russian spiral rope:
Rounds 1 and 2:

Use 5' of thread to string {2AB and 1C} three times, leaving a 10" tail. Tie the tail and working thread together with a surgeons knot and pass through the first 2AB strung. String 1C and 2AB; skip the nearest 1C and pass through the following 1AB. String 1C and 2AB; skip the next 1AB and 1C and pass through

the following 1AB. Repeat, adding a total of 6AB and 3C. Rounds 36: String 1C and 2AB; skip the next 1C from the previous round and pass through the following 1AB. Repeat until youve added a total of 18C to the spiral. Round 7 and on: Continue working in the established pattern, substituting 1D for 1C in every fourth stitch, until the rope is 17" long. To end the rope, continue the pattern using 1C and 2AB in each stitch until you have added a total of 18C. Repeat the thread path of the last round twice to reinforce.

Fig. 1: Stitching
Rounds 1 and 2

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2) FINISHING. Attach the clasp and

string the pendant: With your thread exiting 1C on the final round, string 5A, 1 copper 4mm filigree round, 3B, the figure-eight loop, and 3B. Pass back though the filigree round, string 5A, and go through a bead on the opposite side of the final round. Repeat the thread path to reinforce (Fig. 2). Repeat on the opposite end of the necklace, using the lobster clasp in place of the figure-eight. Pendant: Use the head pin to string 1 copper 3mm round, 1 spacer, the ceramic tab, 1 spacer, and 1 copper 3mm round. Form a wrapped loop that attaches to 1C at the center of the rope (Fig. 3).
Clasp:

Fig. 2: Attaching the clasp

Fig. 3: Stringing the pendant

ARTISTS TIPS
Be sure to check that your drop beads are facing outward before stitching the next row over them. For a more subtle look, use transparent, color-lined drops. For a more dramatic spiral, use opaque or metallic-colored drops. Instead of attaching the pendant to the rope, use a large-hole lampwork bead as an interchangeable focal piece.

JENIKA PERRY is a bead hoarder and owner of Beadles Originals Beads in Logan, Utah. Her mother taught her to make her first bracelet in 2000, and she hasnt put her beading tools down since. Jenikas goal is to someday visit the Czech Republic and Japan to watch beads being made. Visit her website, www.beadlesoriginals.com. RESOURCES Check your local bead shop or contact: Seed beads and drops: Beadles Originals Beads, www.beadlesoriginals.com. Ceramic pendants, FireLine braided beading thread, and all other materials: Artbeads.com, (866) 715-2323.

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Two New MustHave Tools for JEWELRY MAKERS An Insider Look at Spring & Summer Trends 2012 with CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS
Two exciting spring and summer jewelry trends next year include romantic elements and natureinspired colors. Add a romantic touch to your jewelry with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS new collection of five heart shapes, each symbolizing a different stage of love. The Crazy 4 U Heart and Truly in Love Heart make sweet necklace focals. In contrast, the asymmetrical line down the center of the Forever 1 Heart adds serious drama. The organic Devoted 2 U Heart features an off-center hole thats perfect for lighthearted earrings. With its heartshaped center hole, the Miss U Heart makes a beautiful bracelet centerpiece or an elegant necklace with chain or dangles hanging from the bottom. Spring and summer designs always burst with color. Four fresh summer colors from SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS include the leaf-inspired Chrysolite Opal, rich and earthy Crystal Bronze Shade, romantic Crystal Vintage Gold Pearl, and innovative Crystal Blend. The Crystal Blend shapes morph two colors into one. Amethyst Blend swirls from palest violet to deep purple, while Topaz Blend moves from champagne to warm brown. Learn more at WWW.CREATE-YOUR-STYLE.COM. If youre traveling this summer, youll want to check out two lightweight battery-operated tools for jewelry designers. The Micro Engraver lets you add a personal touch to your jewelry. It can engrave metal, glass, wood, ceramics, and more. You could make custom pendants with your own engraved designs or create a personalized jewelry tag with your initials to hang on your finished pieces. To use the Micro Engraver, hold it like a pencil and lightly touch the button with your thumb or forefinger. Then touch the tip to the item youre engraving. The Thread Zap II trims, burns, or melts thread to finish beadweaving projects in a neat and professional way. To use the Thread Zap II, press the button to warm the heated tip. Holding the button, briefly touch the tip to the thread to melt. Let the thread cool for a few seconds before continuing your beading. Both tools are priced at under $20 each, making them affordable additions to your toolbox. To find stores in your area, visit www.beadsmith.com.

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Eliminate Beadweaving Headaches with Worry-Free WILDFIRE BEADING THREAD


If youve ever accidentally pierced your thread with a needle, struggled with stretchy thread, or scrubbed off the gray film on your hands after beadweaving, youll want to try U.S.-made WildFire Beading Thread. This amazing beading thread features the strength and durability of DandyLine with a smooth thermally bonded coating. Its strong, waterproof, and knots wells. Its also zero-stretch, which means that it holds the tension well in your beadwork, and the finished piece will drape nicely when worn. Because WildFire does not fray at the ends, it is easy to thread on a needle and wont be accidentally pierced while working. Its also colorfast, so it wont discolor your fingers while you work. Any beader who has spent precious beading time untangling beading thread will appreciate WildFires packaging: it comes on a spool with a plastic cover that keeps it neat until your next beading session. WildFire Beading Thread is available in .006 and .008 sizes in green, black, and frost. To learn more about WildFire Beading Thread, visit www.beadalon.com.

Be Inspired In nspired by Tohos New H HANDCRAFTED ANDCR AF TED GILDED MARBLE BEADS
Beadweavers understand the patience it takes to make something beautiful that lasts. So does Toho. They spent years studying and experimenting how to add a gilded marble finish to their high-quality, precision-cut beads. Gilded marble is an age-old traditional decorating technique in Japan, often seen on dishware or other household items. To achieve the elegant look of its new gilded marble beads, Toho overcame several challenges, including trying to use machinery to achieve this artistic effect. In the end, Toho decided that to get the best results, they needed highly skilled craftsmen to apply the gilded effect by hand. The results are amazing. These opaque beads come in nine gorgeous colors, including a rich cobalt blue patterned with gold that would be perfect for creating aquaticinspired jewelry this summer. The round beads come in sizes 3, 6, 8, and 11. Bugles in 3mm and 6mm are available. Cubes and triangles are also available. No matter what you create with these extraordinary gilded marble beads, everyone will want to take a second look. Learn more at www.tohobeads.net.

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Have you seen this UNIQUE SHAPE SEED BEAD?


Miyuki just introduced a new bead called the Long Magatama Bead (LMA). This petal-shaped bead measures 4x7mm and is cut at a slight angle with a hole near the top. (Magatama means curved bead in Japanese.) This large size allows more light to go through the glass, giving it additional sparkle. The Long Magatama Beads make easy fringe on necklaces, bracelets, or earrings. The beads are available in about seventy colors and thirteen finishes, including transparent, silverlined, galvanized, glass enamel, opaque, and metallic. Depending upon the colors and finishes you choose, you can give your jewelry a completely different look. For example, you could choose pearl white Long Magatama Beads to create a flower-shaped pin for a summer wedding using circular peyote stitch. (Add green Long Magatama Beads as leaves.) Or you could use the transparent sapphire Long Magatama Beads at the ends of chandelier-style pearl earrings. Or what about simply stringing the elegant bronze Long Magatama Beads to make a multistrand textured bracelet for evening? The possibilities are endless. Learn more at www.miyuki-beads.co.jp/english/

Add Sparkle to Summer Jewelry with NEW BEADS AND PENDANTS


No matter what kind of jewelry you make, youll love these four new beads by SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS from FusionBeads.com. The linear facets on both sides of the Stairway bead create a chessboard effect. Its square shape and sidedrilled hole makes it easy to incorporate into todays jewelry trends. If you love charm bracelets, take a look at the Be Charmed beads in the briolette and helix shapes. Both have a stainless steel core with a 4.5mm hole, making them ideal for stringing over ribbon, cord, herringbone rope, or made to fit silver large-hole chain. The asymmetrical Organic Cosmic Triangle gives a modern look to jewelry. With its large center hole, it would make an excellent centerpiece for a faux lariat-style necklace. Unlike most sew-on stones, the rectangular Space Cut Sew-On Stone doesnt have a foil back, so you dont have to worry about the wrong side accidentally showing when its worn. Try using jump rings through the holes on each end in a long necklace. For the best selection of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, visit FusionBeads.com.

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A DV ER TOR I A L

Take the Next Step in Your Journey as a JEWELRY ARTIST


Looking to dive into a new technique or boost the skills you already have? Interweave offers a range of digital products with over twenty-five to choose from. Learn the most popular seed bead stitches from Leslie Rogalski. Create beautiful mixed-media jewelry alongside Kristal Wick. Shape jewelry to fit your own unique style with how-tos in metalwork, wire, and resin. Wherever you want to take your jewelry making, Interweaves DVD collections will help you get there. All of our watch-and-learn DVDs let you learn at your own pace, take the lessons into your own personal studio, and access design inspiration anytime you want. Skip the guesswork with up-close images and stepby-step how-tos in a convenient format you can watch again and again! Get a front-row seat to each master class with all the expert tips, techniques, and tricks that Interweave has to offer. For more information, visit interweavestore.com/ JewelryDVDs

Give Your Jewelry an Edge with GUNMETAL WIRE AND CLASPS


Gunmetal is a dark black/silver metal color that gives jewelry a modern look. Its especially striking in nighttime jewelry, as well as the popular vintage, mixedmedia, and steampunk-style looks. Despite gunmetals growing popularity, its still difficult to find high-quality gunmetal jewelry materials. Luckily, Fire Mountain Gems offers several new gunmetal supplies, including .019 Gunmetal Accu-Flex beading wire. This professional-quality beading wire is strong, flexible, kink-resistant, and easy to knot and crimp. Fire Mountain Gems also offers machine-woven knitted copper wire with a black finish. This fine 3mm or 4.5mm wire creates a flexible and supple drape and can hold medium to heavy beads such as lampwork or gemstone focals. You can knot it between beads and either glue or crimp the ends. This gorgeous wire could easily become a stunning mixed-media necklace in under an hour by adding a handmade resin pendant, silk ribbon, and a gunmetal toggle or S-hook clasp. To discover more gunmetal jewelry ideas, visit www.firemountaingems.com.

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in the fast lane


Doris Coghill

TECHNIQUES
square stitch picot
See pp. Q+E 48 and 94 for helpful technique information.

THIS BRACELET WORKS UP QUICKLY and looks great

in a wide range of beads, colors, and finishes. For variety, work multiple strands on a single bracelet, as shown here, or stitch a stack of single strands and wear them all together.

MATERIALS
20 g matte metallic dark olive green size 6 seed beads (A) 104 black iris 3mm drop beads (B) 1 silver 423mm 3-strand clasp Smoke 4 or 6 lb braided beading thread

TOOLS
Scissors Size 10 beading needles
FINISHED SIZE: 7"

BRACELET. Work 2 square-stitched strands with picots: First strand: Center a needle on 6' of thread and tie the ends using a surgeons knot. Pass through the end loop on one half of the clasp and through the thread loop to form a larks head knot. Adjust the surgeons knot so it is about 1" from the clasp loop (Fig. 1). Rows 1 and 2: String 2A; pass through the clasp loop and the first A again (Fig 2). String 2A; pass through the next A in the second column. String 1B; pass through 2A in the first column (Fig. 3). Rows 351: Repeat Row 2 forty-nine times or to the desired length. Hide the knot and a few inches of the thread tails in the beads as you work.

ARTISTS TIP
This bracelet looks best when the seed beads are matte and the drop beads are shiny, or vice versa.
Fig. 1: Knotting the thread
on the clasp loop

Fig. 2: Starting the


first strand

Fig. 3: Adding a square


stitch and picot

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ARTISTS TIPS A
To make a single-strand bracelet, start the strand using a soldered jump ring or split ring on one end and a lobster clasp with a split or soldered jump ring on the other. For a wider bracelet, use a slide clasp with more than three loops and attach as many strands of beadwork as you can fit.

Fig. 4: Attaching the other end of the clasp

Fig. 5: Adding the end picot

Fig. 6: Square-stitching the end beads

Clasp:

Line up the other clasp section to make sure its in the right position for closing. Pass through the end loop and the next A in the second column. String 1B and pass through the next A in the first column. Pass through the end and middle clasp loops and the next A in the second column (Fig. 4). Pass through the B just added and the next A in the first column. String 1B and pass through 2A in the second column, 1B, and 2A in the first column (Fig. 5). Do not trim the thread.

Attach a new thread to the available clasp loop to make a second bracelet strand. Finishing: Using the working thread at either end of the bracelet, pass through the end and middle clasp loops, the 2A in the end row closest to each other on each strand, the middle clasp loop, and the first A in the end row (Fig 6blue thread). Square-stitch the next pair of adjoining A on each strand (Fig. 6red thread). Secure the thread and trim. Repeat at the other end of the bracelet.
Second strand:

DORIS COGHILL left the corporate world in 2000 to pursue beading full time. She keeps busy with her website, www.beadsbydee.com, and designing and teaching her creations. RESOURCES Check your local bead shop or contact: All materials: Clasp: Beads by Dee, www .beadsbydee.com.

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steppin out with the band


Alicia Grebe

TECHNIQUES
tubular and flat peyote stitch wirework
See pp. Q+E 48 and 94 for helpful technique information.

LINK AN ASSORTMENT of brass findings to create an

asymmetrical bracelet band for a striking cabochon.

MATERIALS
3 g matte black size 15 cylinder beads (A) 3 g matte bronze size 11 cylinder beads (B) 33 bronze 4mm crystal pearls 2 bronze 5mm crystal pearls 3 opaline alexandrite 54mm rondelles 1 painted 30mm cabochon 4 brass 2mm rounds 1 antique brass 16mm dimpled ring 10 antique brass-plated 6mm jump rings 3" of antique brass 917mm oval chain 2" of antique brass 23mm infinity chain 1 antique brass 1219mm 3-oval link 1 antique brass-plated 15mm round toggle clasp 8 antique brass 1" head pins Smoke 6 lb braided beading thread

Fig. 1: Stitching Rounds 19 of the bezel

TOOLS
1) BEZEL. Work tubular peyote to bezel a cabochon: Rounds 1 and 2: Use 4' of thread to string enough B to surround the widest part of the cabochon, leaving a 6" tail. Use an even number of beads. Knot the working and tail threads to form a circle and pass through 1B after the knot. Round 3: Work 1B in each stitch. Step up through the first B added in this round. Round 4: Work 1A in each stitch. Step up through the first A in this round. Round 5: Repeat Round 4. Round 6: To form the decorative front edge of the bezel, string 1A and pass through the next 3A of Round 5, Round 4, and Round 5. Repeat around the bezel. Weave through beads to exit any bead in Round 1 (Fig. 1blue thread).

Place the cabochon in the beadwork faceup. Repeat Round 4 three times (Fig. 1red thread). Add a final round of A to secure the cabochon, if necessary. Connectors: Weave through beads and exit a bead in Round 2. Working off the beads in Round 2, form a strip of peyote stitch 4B wide and 15 rows long (Fig. 2).
Rounds 79:

Scissors Size 12 beading needle Chain- or flat-nose pliers Round-nose pliers Wire cutters
FINISHED SIZE: 7"

ARTISTS TIP
This easy bezel may find its way into many of your designs. Stitch only one of the connecting strips, use it as a bail, and hang the cabochon as a pendant.

Fig. 2: Creating the


peyote connector

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ARTISTS TIP
Feel free to adapt the bracelet band by choosing whatever findings, components, and embellishments you have available.

Fig. 3: Embellishing the bezel

Pass the strip through the brass 3-oval link, fold the strip so Rows 2 and 15 line up, and zip the beads together to form a tube. Repeat on the opposite edge of the cabochon, using the dimpled ring in place of the brass ovals. Secure the threads and trim. Bezel embellishment: Start 2' of thread that exits a bead in Round 2. String 1C and 1A; pass back through the 1C and through the next bead in Round 2 (Fig. 3). Continue around the cabochon. Secure the threads and trim.
Zip:

3) ASSEMBLY. Lay out the components,

2) BAND. Form the bracelet bands

decorative embellishments: Use 1 head pin to string one 5mm pearl and form a simple loop; repeat. Use 1 head pin to string 1A, one 4mm pearl, and 1A and form a simple loop; repeat twice. Use 1 head pin to string 1 rondelle; form a simple loop. Use 1 head pin to string one 2mm round, 1 rondelle, and one 2mm round; form a simple loop. Cut the head off the remaining head pin and form a simple loop, then string one 2mm round, the remaining rondelle, and one 2mm round; form a simple loop to create a link. Set all aside. Chain: Using wire cutters, cut the 3" oval-link chain into two 2-link segments. Cut the 2" piece of infinity chain in half.
Embellishments:

check the length, and attach the components and clasp: Plan: Lay out the components as shown (Fig. 4) or as desired. Adjust the length of the bracelet band before you connect the components, allowing an additional 1" for the clasp. Connections: Use 1 jump ring to connect the oval chain to the dimpled ring on one side of the cabochon. Use 1 jump ring to connect the infinity-chain segment to the same component. Attach 1 jump ring to the end of the oval chain and connect that jump ring and the end link of the infinity chain with another jump ring. Attach that jump ring to one end of the rondelle link. Repeat on the other side of the cabochon, omitting the rondelle link. Finishing: Attach the pearl and rondelle dangles to the bracelet band as shown (Fig. 4) or as desired. Use a jump ring to attach each end of the clasp to the ends of the bracelet band.
ALICIA GREBE lives in Waterford, Connecticut. She has been beading and creating jewelry for more than ten years. She teaches classes and sells her jewelry online at www.beadingaway.com. RESOURCES Check your local bead shop or contact: Cabochon: authors collection. Delica cylinder beads, Swarovski pearls, FireLine braided beading thread, and all other materials: Artbeads .com, (866) 715-2323.

Fig. 4: Connecting
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linked up from down under


Carolyn Cave

TECHNIQUES
peyote stitch stringing wirework
See pp. Q+E 48 and 94 for helpful technique information.

CAROLYNS EASY BEADED BEADS resemble the

spiky ball seedpods of the liquid amber tree outside her Australian home. In her necklace, she links them together with a clever seed bead chain. Her beads also work well as dangles for a lovely pair of earrings.
MATERIALS
10 g gold-luster peach size 15 seed beads (A) 3 g iris dark brown size 11 seed beads (B) 52 brown natural snowflake jasper 6mm rounds (C) 20 gold-plated 10mm twisted jump rings Smoke and crystal 6 lb braided beading threads

ARTISTS TIPS
Vary the size of the beaded beads as desired for a bolder or subtler look. Dress up the piece by using glass pearls or crystals in place of the stone beads.

TOOLS
2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers Size 10 beading needle Toothpick or slim crochet hook
FINISHED SIZE: 25"

1) BEADED-BEAD LINKS. Make large

and small beaded beads and add loops to form links: Round 1: Use 14" of smoke thread to string 1C and 1B; pass back through the C, leaving a 6" tail. String 1C and 1B, then pass back through the C just added and pull the beads up against the previous C (Fig. 1); repeat to add a third C/B and complete the 3C/3B cluster. Tie the tail and working threads using a square knot so the beads sit in a three-leaf clover shape. Tie another knot to secure. Round 2: Repeat Round 1 for a second 3C/3B cluster. Again, tie the tail and working threads using a square knot, pulling tight so the second 3C/3B

cluster is snug against the first 3C/3B cluster and the knot is between Rounds 1 and 2. Tie a second knot to secure. Adjust the working and tail threads so they exit in opposite directions from the center. Loops: String 1C and 7B; pass back through the C (Fig. 2). Pull tight to snug the loop up against the 3C/3B cluster of Round 2. Repeat on the other end with the tail thread. Secure the threads and trim. Repeat the entire step twice for a total of 3 large beaded-bead links. Repeat the entire step four times, omitting Round 2, for a total of 4 small beaded-bead links. Set aside.

Fig. 1: Starting
Round 1

Fig. 2: Adding the


first loop

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Fig. 3: Creating
a simple link

OP TION
To create an easy pair of earrings, follow the instructions for making a small beaded-bead link; but instead of making two loops on the bead, make only one for the earring top. For the second loop, string only one bead so the earring has a decorative end. Finish by adding an ear wire to the loop. Repeat for a second earring.

Fig. 4: Adding
the toggle-bar loops

Fig. 5: Connecting
the first two circles

Fig. 6: Joining a
simple link

Fig. 7: Making
the clasp loop

2) SIMPLE LINKS. Use 8" of smoke thread to string 3C and 7B; pass back through the 3C, leaving a 6" tail. String 7B; weave through all the beads again to reinforce. Knot the tail and working threads together (Fig. 3). Repeat for a second simple link. Set aside. 3) BEADED CIRCLES. Use 6" of crystal thread to string 40A. Leaving a beads width of space, knot the ends together to form a circle. Note: This space gives the link flexibility. Repeat the thread path to reinforce. Secure the thread and trim. Repeat thirty-one times for a total of 32 circles. Set aside. 4) TOGGLE BAR. Use flat peyote stitch

Loops:

Weave through beads to exit the fourth B from one edge. String 17A, then pass through the next B of the nearest row. String 17A; pass back through the last B exited (Fig. 4).

to form the toggle bar: Tube: Use 24" of smoke thread and evencount peyote stitch to work a strip 8B wide and 12 rows long. Fold the beadwork so the beads of Rows 1 and 12 interlock and zip up the ends. Exit one end of the tube. String 1C and 1B, then pass back through the C and through the center of the tube; repeat to embellish the other end of the tube.

5) ASSEMBLY. Link the necklace together using the beaded circles: Toggle connection: Attach 1 jump ring to the loops of the toggle. Looped section: Fold 1 beaded circle in half; pass one end of the fold through the previously added jump ring. Bring both folded ends together and insert a toothpick (or crochet hook) through the two loops just made (this maintains the fold in the circle). Fold a second circle in half, remove the toothpick, and slip it through the two loops made by the previous circle. Bring both folded ends together and insert the toothpick into those loops (Fig. 5). Repeat once more for a total of 3 connected circles. Link connection: Remove the toothpick and use 1 jump ring to join the folded ends of the last circle to one end of 1 simple link. Connect 1 jump ring to the free end of the simple link (Fig. 6).

Repeat the looped section and link connection eight times, alternating 1 small beaded-bead link and 1 large beaded-bead link for the first 6 links, then using 1 small beaded-bead link for the seventh link and 1 simple link for the final link. Repeat the looped section once more. Clasp loop: Fold 1 circle in half; pass one end of the fold through the remaining circle. Remove the toothpick from the final looped section and use 1 jump ring to join the folded ends of the last loop to the folded ends of the first circle in this section (Fig. 7).
Finishing the necklace:

CAROLYN CAVE has been beading for six years. She has learned the art by reading books and magazines, looking at articles of beadwork, and experimenting. Although she is a very busy persona home-schooling mom, musician, and community-group participantshe fits beading projects into her schedule to fulfill her creative passions. RESOURCES Check your local bead shop or contact: Jasper, seed beads, FireLine braided beading threads, and jump rings: Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, (800) 355-2137, www.fire mountaingems.com.

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rickrack bracelet
Carole Ohl

TECHNIQUES
herringbone stitch circular peyote stitch
See pp. Q+E 48 and 94 for helpful technique information.

TRIANGULAR COMPONENTS COME TOGETHER for

a rickrack-ribbon effect. Using contrasting colors or finishes accentuates the triangular connectors.
MATERIALS
3 g matte metallic teal iris size 14 seed beads (A) 3 g semi-matte metallic bronze iris size 11 seed beads (B) 30 matte metallic bronze 3mm cubes (C) 1 antique copper 13mm spiral toggle clasp Smoke 6 lb braided beading thread

TOOLS
Scissors Size 12 beading needles
FINISHED SIZE: 7"

1) TRIANGLES. Stitch triangular com-

ponents using herringbone and circular peyote stitch: Round 1: Use 6' of thread to string 3C, leaving a 10" tail. Tie a knot to form a tight circle; pass through the beads again and exit from the first bead strung (Fig. 1aqua thread). Round 2: String 2B and pass through the next C; repeat twice to add a total of 6B. Step up through the first B added in this round (Fig. 1orange thread). Round 3: String 2B, pass through the next B of Round 2, the next C of Round 1, and the following B of Round 2; repeat twice to add a total of 6B. Step up through the first B added in this round (Fig. 1green thread).

String 1B, pass through the next B of Round 3, string 6A, and pass through the following B of Round 3; repeat twice to add a total of 3B and 18A. Step up through the first B added in this round (Fig. 1pink thread). Round 5: String 2B, pass through the next 6A of Round 4, string 2B, and pass through the next B of Round 4; repeat twice to add a total of 12B. Step up through the first 2B added in this round (Fig. 1blue thread). Round 6: String 6A, pass through the next 2B of Round 5, string 2A, and pass through the next 2B of Round 5; repeat twice to add a total of 24A (Fig. 1red thread). Secure the thread, but dont trim. Set the component aside.
Round 4:

Fig. 1: Stitching Rounds 16

ARTISTS TIPS
If you want a sharper point on each triangle, add 1A between the 2A on the points in Round 6. If you need to add more length, add more connector rows to each end before adding the clasp or add another row between each triangle. You can even add more triangles, but there must be an even number in order to keep the clasp straight.

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Repeat the entire step nine times using 2' of thread for a total of 10 triangles. Secure and trim the thread on all of the triangles except the first one.
2) CONNECTING THE TRIANGLES.

Weave the long thread from the first triangle through beads to exit a set of 6A from Round 6. String 6A and pass through the set of 6A just exited; repeat the thread path to reinforce, exiting the 6A just added. Pass through a set of 6A of Round 6 of a second triangle and through the 6A added in this step (Fig. 2). Repeat the thread path to reinforce. Weave through beads to exit from the other side of the triangle just added. Repeat entire step to connect all 10 triangles in a strip. Weave through beads to exit from the set of 6A of Round 6 at the end of the bracelet. Note: Use the bracelet photo to help determine where each triangle will connect. They should form a zigzag.

Fig. 2: Joining
the triangles

Fig. 3: Attaching the toggle ring

Fig. 4: Stitching the toggle bar

3) CLASP. Stitch the clasp to the

bracelet: String 6A, pass through the last 6A exited, and repeat the thread path to reinforce; repeat twice to form a tab (Fig. 3blue thread). String 3B, pass through the connector loop on the ring half of the clasp, pass back through the last B added, string 2B, and pass through the opposite end of the set of 6A just exited (Fig. 3red thread). Repeat the thread path twice to reinforce. Secure the thread and trim. Toggle bar: Weave the 10" tail from the first triangle through beads to exit from the set of 6A of Round 6 at the open end of the bracelet. String 6A, pass through the 6A just exited, and repeat the thread path to reinforce; repeat twice to form a tab. String 7B, pass through the connector loop on
Toggle ring:

the bar half of the clasp, pass back through the last B added, string 3B, pass back through the third B added, string 2B, and pass through the opposite side of 6A just exited (Fig. 4). Repeat the thread path twice to reinforce. Secure the threads and trim.

ARTISTS TIPS
Its possible to use 4mm cubes in this design without changing the bead counts. Using similar colors for the cubes and the size 15s will accentuate the color of the size 11s. If you want a more monochromatic look, use a combination of matte and shiny colors to create a subtle contrast.

CAROLE OHL is a graphic designer who has been beading for more than seven years. Teaching and sharing with others is what she loves best. Carole is also a Certified Zentangle Teacher. Visit www.bead-patterns.com for more of Caroles designs and read her blog at www.openseedarts.blogspot.com. RESOURCES Check your local bead shop or contact: FireLine braided beading thread: Artbeads.com, (866) 715-2323. Miyuki seed beads: Charlenes Beads, (760) 530-9436, www.cbbeads.com.

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tubular twist
Ve n e t i a P e r r y

TECHNIQUES
peyote stitch picot
See pp. Q+E 48 and 94 for helpful technique information.

THESE EASY PEYOTE-STITCHED beaded beads are

quick, economical, and versatile. String them on leather cord, link them with chain, or dangle them from ear wires.
MATERIALS
1 g matte bronze size 15 seed beads (A) 1 g iris bronze size 15 seed beads (B) 1 g matte brown size 11 Japanese seed beads (C) 1 g opaque lime size 11 Japanese seed beads (D) 24 bronze size 26mm Japanese twisted bugle beads (E) Smoke 4 lb braided beading thread

TOOLS
Size 12 beading needle Scissors
FINISHED SIZE: 1"

1) BASE LAYER. Work flat even-count

peyote stitch to form a beaded bead: Rows 1 and 2: Use 3' of thread to string 2D, 1E, 2C, 1E, and 2D, leaving a 12" tail. Row 3: Work 1D, 1E, 1C, and 1D with 1 bead in each stitch. Rows 412: Repeat Row 3 nine times for a total of 12 rows (Fig 1). Tube: Fold the peyote strip so the ends meet and zip Row 1 and Row 12 together to form a tube. Weave through beads to exit toward the beadwork from a D adjacent to an E.

2) EMBELLISHMENT. Add a second layer of bugles, stitch the center detail, and finish the edges: Bugle-bead layer: String 1E; pass through 2C in the base. String 1E; pass through 1D on the base and through the adjacent 1D, heading toward the center of the tube. Repeat, adding a total of 12D (Fig. 2). Note: To avoid skipping any beads in this layer, count out 12 bugles in advance. Center detail and edging: Weave through beads to exit an E just added, working toward the center of the tube. String 1B, 1D, and 1B; pass through an E

ARTISTS TIP
Dont be afraid to experiment! Theres no limit to the ways you can vary the colors or finishes when making a single bead or a series.

Fig. 1: Stitching the peyote base

Fig. 2: Adding the second layer

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on the first picot in this round. String 1A and pass through the tip of the next picot; repeat twice. (Add 2A if you plan to string the beaded bead on leather or a thick cord.) Use the tail thread to repeat this step on the opposite end of the beaded bead. Secure the threads and trim.
VENETIA PERRY uses bead therapy to unwind from her busy health-care job. See more of her work at www.jdnative.etsy.com. RESOURCES Check your local bead shop or contact: Bugle beads: Fox Den Designs, (262) 634-2323, www.foxdendesigns.com. Leather lace: Tandy Leather Factory, (817) 872-3200, www .tandyleatherfactory.com. Copper chain and spacer beads: LLB Findings and Chain, www.llbfindings .com. Seed beads and FireLine braided beading thread: Shipwreck Beads, (800) 950-4232, www .shipwreckbeads.com.

diagonally across from where the thread is exiting toward the tubes edge. String 1B, 1A, and 1B; pass through the next E, working toward the center of the tube. String 1B; pass through the D just added. String another 1B; pass through the E diagonally across from the E just exited, creating an X pattern between the bugle beads. String 1B, 1A, and 1B; pass through the E exited at the start of this step, working toward the center (Fig. 3blue thread). Pass through the next B, D, B, and E. String 1B, 1A, and 1B; pass through the next E. String 1B, 1D, and 1B; pass back through the E diagonally across from where the thread is exiting. String 1B, 1A, and 1B; pass through the next E, working toward the center of the tube. String 1B; pass through the D just added. String another 1B; pass through the E diagonally across from the E just exited. Pass through the B,

Fig. 3: Embellishing
the tube

Fig. 4: Finishing the


edges with picots

A, and B along the edge and the E (Fig. 3red thread). Continue around the tube, forming 6 Xs around the tubes center and adding 15s around the bugle edges.
3) FINISHING. Complete the beaded bead with a final round of picot edging: Weave through beads to exit a D along the edge of the base layer. String 1B, 1A, and 1B, then pass through the adjacent D and exit through the next D (Fig. 4); repeat twice. Weave through the B and A

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CRIMPING O V E R H A N D K N OT

String a crimp tube and pass through the connection finding. Pass back through the tube, leaving a short tail. Use the back notch of a pair of crimping pliers to pinch the tube into a U, leaving a wire on each side of the bend. Rotate the tube 90 and use the front notch to form the pinched tube into a clean cylinder.
F I N I S H I N G A N D S TA R T I N G NEW THREADS

The overhand knot is the basic knot for tying off thread. Make a loop with the stringing material. Pass the cord that lies behind the loop over the front cord and through the loop. Pull tight.
S Q U A R E K N OT

Tie off your old thread when its about 4" long by making a simple knot between beads. Pass through a few beads and pull tight to hide the knot. Weave through a few more beads and trim the thread close to the work. Start the new thread by tying a knot between beads and weaving through a few beads. Pull tight to hide the knot. Weave through several beads until you reach the place to resume beading.
G LU I N G

The square knot is the classic sturdy knot for securing most stringing materials. First make an overhand knot, passing the right end over the left end. Next, make another overhand knot, this time passing the left end over the right end. Pull tight.
S U R G E O N S K N OT

To form a wrapped loop, begin with a 90 bend at least 2" from the end of the wire. Use roundnose pliers to form a simple loop with a tail overlapping the bend. Wrap the tail tightly down the neck of the wire two or three times. Trim the excess wire to finish. Make a thicker, heavierlooking wrapped loop by wrapping the wire back up over the coils, toward the loop, and trimming at the loop.

The surgeons knot is very secure and therefore good for finishing off most stringing materials. Tie an overhand knot, right over left, but instead of one twist over the left cord, make at least two. Tie another overhand knot, left over right, and pull tight.
TENSION BEAD

Place a sparing amount of glue on knots to secure them (we recommend G-S Hypo Cement or clear nail polish) or use enough glue to completely secure beads to a surface (E6000, Terrifically Tacky Tape). Allow any glue to dry thoroughly before continuing. Seal large glue-beaded surfaces with Mod Podge.
H A L F - H I TC H K N OT

A tension bead (or stopper bead) holds your work in place. To make one, string a bead larger than those you are working with, then pass through the bead one or more times, making sure not to split the thread. The bead will be able to slide along but will still provide tension to work against when beading the first two rows.
WIREWORKING

To open a jump ring, grasp each side of its opening with a pair of pliers. Dont pull apart. Instead, twist in opposite directions so that you can open and close without distorting the shape. Wrapped-loop bails turn sidedrilled beads, usually teardrops, into pendants. Center the bead on a 3 or longer piece of wire. Bend both ends of the wire up the sides and across the top of the bead. Bend one end straight up at the center of the bead, then wrap the other wire around it two or three times. Form a wrapped loop with the straight-up wire, wrapping it back down over the already formed coils. Trim the excess wire.

Half-hitch knots may be worked with two or more strandsone strand is knotted over one or more other strands. Form a loop around the cord(s), pull the end through the loop just formed, and pull tight. Repeat for the length of cord you want to cover.

To form a simple loop, use flat-nose pliers to make a 90 bend at least " from the end of the wire. Use round-nose pliers to grasp the wire at the tip; roll the pliers toward the bend, but not past it, to preserve the 90 bend. Adjust the pliers as needed to continue the wrap around the nose of the pliers. Trim the wire next to the bend. Open a simple loop just as you would a jump ring (see below).

These basic instructions are for techniques used in this issues projects and are from The Beaders Companion (Interweave, 2005). Dont have this popular book? Call (800) 272-2193 or visit interweavestore.com. Q+E 48

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