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Make a channel-set
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Peanuts, tiles, and Petals:

Create beautiful jewelry


with shaped beads
Stitch charming
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climbing vines p. 40

Meet bead artist Marcia DeCoster p. 60


Epoxy resin & clay: Safety essentials p. 22
All about crystal coatings p. 11

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Welcome

B&B Extra June 2013

e hope youve been enjoying your June issue


of Bead&Button and are now ready for more
projects. This installment of B&B Extra features
four bracelet patterns of varying skill levels plus a bonus
pendant. Ease yourself in with Denise Varvilles Loopy
layers bracelet, p. 4, featuring a crystal focal framed with
graduated layers of seed bead loops. Next, embrace a new
colorway this summer with Julia Hechts Diamond
odyssey bracelet, p. 8. This pattern will look great in any
color palette, whether you choose brights (anyone daring enough to try neon
beads?) or neutrals. Michelle Heims Dahlia delight bracelet & pendant, p. 11,
channel a favorite summer flower. Finally, try the embellished herringbone
techniques in Fanciful bangle, p. 17, by Jayashree Paramesh. You dont need
large amounts of any one bead, so this is a great project for using up beads in
your existing stash. Happy beading!

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Contents
Loopy layers bracelet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Diamond odyssey bracelet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Dahlia delight bracelet & pendant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Fanciful bangle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

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bracelet
CROSSWEAVE TECHNIQUE / STRINGING

Show off a beautiful crystal disk


with orbiting rings of seed beads
designed by Denise Varville

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materials

25 mm crystal disk

6.5 x 14.5 mm pinch bail


2.5 x 11.5 mm three-hole bar
2 x 2 mm crimp bead
110 seed bead

a
aa

bb

dd

cc

e
ee

ff
f

FIGURE

Use some fun components in unusual ways! Spacer bars


help layer graduated loops of seed beads, while pinch bails
capture a large Swarovski crystal disk and attach your clasp.

stepbystep
Bottom layer
[1] Using chainnose pliers, slightly open
a large pinch bail just wide enough to
slide in the 25 mm crystal disk, and
gently close the bail.
[2] Cut an 18-in. (46 cm) piece of
beading wire, slide it through the pinch
bail, and center it.
[3] On one end of the wire, string 16
110 seed beads and one end of a threehole bar. On the other end of the wire,
string 16 110s, and cross this end through
the same hole of the bar (figure, ab
and aabb). Pull the ends of the wire
tight to form a circle, centering the
110s on the wire.
[4] On one end of the wire, string
10 110s and the end hole of a new bar.
On the other end of the wire, string
10 110s, and cross this end through
the same hole of the bar just added
(bc and bbcc).
[5] On one end of the wire, string
16 110s and the end hole of a new bar.
On the other end of the wire, string

16 110s, and cross this end through


the same hole of the bar just added
(cd and ccdd).
[6] Repeat step 4 (de and ddee).
[7] On one end of the wire, string
13 110s and a crimp bead. On the
other end of the wire, string 13 110s,
and cross this end through the crimp
bead (ef and eeff). Snug up the beads
in each loop by pulling the ends of the
wire. Crimp the crimp bead (Online
Beading Basics), and trim the ends
of the wire close to the crimp.
[8] Repeat steps 17 on the other side
of the crystal disk.

Middle and top layers


[1] Position your beadwork so that
the front of the crystal disk is facing
up. Each new layer of loops will lie on
top of the last.
[2] Repeat steps 28 of Bottom layer
for the middle layer of the bracelet with
the following changes:
Instead of adding new bars, cross the
ends of the wire through the center hole
of each existing bar.

green bracelet 8 in. (21.6 cm)


1 25 mm crystal disk (Swarovski, crystal
bronze shade)
4 g 110 seed beads (Toho 243, navy-
lined amber)
2 6.5 x 14.5 mm (large) hammertone
pinch bails (TierraCast, silver)
2 6 x 12 mm (small) hammertone pinch
bails (TierraCast, silver)
8 2.5 x 11.5 mm three-hole bars, plain
(TierraCast, silver)
toggle clasp (TierraCast, silver
hammertone ellipse)
2 5 mm jump rings
6 2 x 2 mm crimp beads
flexible beading wire, .015
2 pairs of chainnose pliers
crimping pliers
wire cutters
gold bracelet colors:
25 mm crystal disk (Swarovski, tabac)
110 seed beads (Miyuki 462, metallic
gold iris)
6.5 x 14.5 mm (large) hammertone pinch
bails (TierraCast, gold)
6 x 12 mm (small) hammertone pinch
bails (TierraCast, gold)
2.5 x 11.5 mm three-hole bars, plain
(TierraCast, gold)
toggle clasp (gold)
5 mm jump rings (gold)
2 x 2 mm crimp beads (gold)

Denise Varville has been


beading for over 25 years
and loves to make jewelry
for other people. She also
enjoys gardening and
spending time with her grandchildren.
Contact her at www.tierracast.com.

DESIGNER note:

To change the length of the bracelet,


add or subtract an equal number
of beads from the first four loops in
each layer or eliminate the last loop
in each layer.

www To brush up on the Online


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story (plus other techniques!), go to
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In steps 36, string 13 110s on each


end of the wire.
In step 7, string 10 110s on each end
of the wire.
[3] Repeat steps 28 of Bottom layer
for the top layer of the bracelet with the
following changes:
Instead of adding new bars, cross the
ends of the wire through the remaining
open hole of each existing bar.
In step 3, string 10 110s on each end
of the wire.
In step 4, string 16 110s on each end
of the wire.

In step 5, string 10 110s on each end


of the wire.
In step 6, string 16 110s on each end
of the wire.
In step 7, string seven 110s on each
end of the wire.

Clasp
[1] Open a 5 mm jump ring (Online
Basics), and attach the bar end of
the toggle clasp.
[2] Using chainnose pliers, slightly open
a small pinch bail, and attach the three
loops on one end of the bracelet and the
jump ring with the toggle bar attached.
Close the pinch bail.
[3] Repeat step 2 to attach a small
pinch bail and toggle ring to the other
end of the bracelet. w

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What adventures
will you embark
on while wearing
this geometric
pattern of
SuperDuos?
designed by Julia Hecht

PEYOTE STITCH

Diamond
odyssey
bracelet

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materials

m
f

2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo, color A


2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo, color B

a d

2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo, color C

i
l

3 mm pearl
110 seed bead
150 seed bead

FIGURE 1

This bracelet can take you in totally different directions


depending on your color palette. Go soft and subtle for
a laid-back look, or try bright and wild to grab some
attention! If you really want to go bright, try this pattern
with the new neon SuperDuos.

stepbystep
Use a tight tension throughout the base.

Bracelet base
[1] On 3 yd. (2.7 m) of thread, attach
a stop bead (Online Beading Basics),
leaving a 12-in. (30 cm) tail. Pick
up a repeating pattern of a color A
2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo bead and a
color B 2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo bead
five times, and then pick up an A
(figure 1, ab). The As will be row 1
of the band, and the Bs will be row 2.
[2] To work the first edge fringe: Pick
up an 110 seed bead, a 3 mm pearl, and
a 150 seed bead, and sew back through
the pearl. Pick up an 110 and an A, and
sew through the available hole of the
next B (bc).
[3] Work row 3 in modified peyote
stitch: Pick up an A, and sew through
the available hole of the next B. Repeat
this stitch three times, and then pick
up an A (cd).

[4] To work the next edge fringe: Pick


up an 110, a pearl, and a 150, and sew
back through the pearl. Pick up an 110,
and sew through the available hole of
the last A picked up (de).
[5] Continue working the base
as follows:
Row 4: Work five modified peyote
stitches with Bs, and work an edge
fringe as in step 2 (ef).
Row 5: Work four stitches with As,
pick up one more A, and work an edge
fringe as in step 4 (fg).
Row 6: Work five stitches with the
following beads: two Bs, a color C
2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo bead, and two Bs.
Work an edge fringe as in step 2 (gh).
Row 7: Work four stitches with the
following beads: an A, two Cs, and
an A. Pick up one more A, and work
an edge fringe as in step 4 (hi).
Row 8: Work five stitches with the
following beads: a B, a C, an 110,
a C, and a B. Work an edge fringe
as in step 2 (ij).

olive/purple/red bracelet*
6 or 7 in. (15 or 19.1 cm)**
2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo beads (Czech)
8 or 10 g color A (opaque olive)
7 or 8 g color B (Vega on chalk)
2 or 3 g color C (matte transparent ruby red)
45 or 55 3 mm crystal pearls (Swarovski, coral)
2 g 110 seed beads (Matsuno, transparent
frosted teal)
1 g 150 seed beads (Matsuno, transparent
frosted teal)
3-strand tube clasp (gunmetal)
Fireline 6 lb. or 8 lb. test
beading needles, #11 or #12
* All beads for this bracelet can be purchased
at Poppyfield Bead Company, (505) 880-8695.
Kits are also available for this color.
** The appropriate number of beads is given
for both bracelet lengths.
turquoise/purple/ivory bracelet colors:
2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo beads (Czech)
color A (opaque turquoise Picasso)
color B (Vega on chalk)
color C (opaque luster Picasso)
3 mm glass pearls (cream)
110 seed beads (Toho F460R, olivine
matte metallic iris; www.beadhaven.com)
150 seed beads (431B, forest green
opaque luster; www.beyondbeadery.com)
3-strand tube clasp (silver)

Julia Hecht has been


beading for about 10
years and owns her own
bead shop called Poppyfield Bead Company
where she also teaches.
You can contact her at (505) 880-8695
and julia@poppybeads.com, or visit
www.poppybeads.com.

Editors note:

If you prefer, the ladder stitch


between the 110s at the center
of the diamonds can be
omitted. Connie
www

To brush up on the Online


Beading Basics referenced in this
story (plus other techniques!), go to
www.BeadAndButton.com/Basics.
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d
e
b
f
a

FIGURE 2

Row 9: Work a stitch with an A. Pick


up a C and an 110, and work a ladder
stitch (Online Basics) by sewing up
through the 110 added in row 8 and
continuing down through the 110
just added (jk). Pick up a C, and sew
through the available hole of the next
C. Work a stitch with an A, pick up
one more A, and work an edge fringe
as in step 4 (kl).
Row 10: Work five stitches with the
following beads: two Bs, a C, and two
Bs. Work an edge fringe as in step 2 (lm).
[6] Repeat rows 5, 4, 5, 4, and 5 for the
rows between the diamonds, and repeat
rows 610 for the diamonds, until the
bracelet is the desired length, leaving

in. (1.3 cm) for the clasp and ending


with a row of As. End and add thread
as needed (Online Basics). For a 7-in.
(19.1 cm) bracelet, you should have
28 As along each straight edge and
five diamonds. Another 10-row repeat
would add about 114 in. (3.2 cm).

Clasp
[1] With the thread exiting an A,
pick up an 110, and sew through the
next A (figure 2, ab). Repeat this
stitch to add four more 110s (bc).
[2] Pick up an 110, and sew back
through the same hole of the A.
Continue through the next 110, A,
and 110 (cd).

[3] Pick up three to five 150s, and sew


up through the first loop of the clasp.
Pick up three to five 150s, and sew
through the 110 your thread exited at
the start of the step. Continue through
the next A and 110 (de). Work in this
manner to attach the other loops of
the clasp (ef), and retrace the thread
path of the clasp connection. End the
working thread.
[4] Remove the stop bead, and repeat
step 4 of Bracelet base with the tail,
exiting the first A added in the base.
[5] Repeat steps 13 of Clasp, and
end the tail. w

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BEAD WEAVING / PEYOTE STITCH

Dahlia
delight

bracelet & pendant


Make a few May flowers to follow those April showers
designed by Michelle Heim
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materials

This subtle tribute to a floral theme will please your pearl


and bicone sensibilities. The instructions below are for the
aptly named Golden greys color palette, but you may just
want to try the Calypso version next!
Before you begin stitching, cull your
2.5 x 5 mm Twin beads. Each Twin
should have a consistent thickness,
and that thickness should be similar
from one Twin to the next. The Twins
should also be approximately the same
length and have two holes. If desired,
substitute 2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo beads.

stepbystep
Bracelet
First component

[1] On a comfortable length of thread,


pick up a repeating pattern of an 80 seed
bead and a 2.5 x 5 mm Twin bead until
you have 12 of each bead. Sew through
all the beads again to form a ring, leaving a 12-in. (30 cm) tail. Tie the working thread and tail with a square knot
(Online Beading Basics), leaving a small
amount of slack between the first and
last beads. Sew through the next 80 and
Twin bead, and continue through the
available hole of the Twin (photo a).

[2] Pick up a 150 seed bead, and sew


through the available hole of the next
Twin bead. Repeat this stitch to complete
the round, pulling the 150s to the inside
of the ring. Retrace the thread path of
the round, and exit a 150 (photo b).
[3] Pick up three 150s, a 4 mm bicone
crystal, and three 150s. Skip the next
150 in the ring, and sew through the
following 150, with your needle pointing toward the 150 your thread exited
at the start of this step (photo c). Repeat
this stitch to complete the round, and
sew back through the last three 150s
and 4 mm bicone added in this step
(photo d).
[4] Pick up a 150, and sew through the
next 4 mm bicone. Repeat this stitch to
complete the round. Retrace the thread
path of the round, and exit a 4 mm
bicone (photo e).
[5] Sew down through the center opening of the component, pick up an 8 mm
pearl, sew up through the center opening of the component, and continue
through the 4 mm bicone opposite the

Golden greys bracelet 7 in. (18.4 cm)


crystal pearls (Swarovski, gold)
4 8 mm
3 6 mm
12 4 mm
48 4 mm bicone crystals (Czech, hematite
luster jonquil)
6 g 2.5 x 5 mm Twin beads, culled
(Preciosa, jet matte grey pearl)
2 g 80 seed beads (Miyuki 451, gunmetal)
1 g 150 seed beads (Miyuki 1, silver-lined
crystal)
2-strand slide clasp
Fireline 6 lb. test
beading needles, #11
Golden greys pendant 2 in. (5 cm)
(same bead colors as bracelet)
crystal pearls
1 6 mm
12 4 mm
6 4 mm bicone crystals
2 g 2.5 x 5 mm Twin beads, culled
2 g 80 seed beads
1 g 150 seed beads
Fireline 6 lb. test
beading needles, #11
Calypso bracelet and pendant colors:
6 mm bicone crystal, in place of 6 mm
crystal pearl at center of pendant
(Swarovski, blue zircon)
4 mm bicone crystals, in place of 8 mm
and 6 mm crystal pearls (Swarovski, blue
zircon AB 2X)
4 mm bicone crystals, in place of 4 mm
crystal pearls (Swarovski, padparadsha)
2.5 x 5 mm Twin beads (Preciosa, bronze-
lined crystal)
80 seed beads (Miyuki 4217, Duracoat
galvanized sea foam)
150 seed beads (Miyuki 1531, sparkle
purple-lined crystal)
Materials available from Beadalotta
by calling (920) 322-1885 or emailing
michelle@beadalotta.com.

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Michelle Heim began

her addiction to beads


almost eight years ago.
She took one class, and
that was it! In 2006,
she opened Beadalotta Fond du
Lac and co-owns it with her mom.
Contact Michelle at michelle@
beadalotta.com, or visit her store
website, www.beadalotta.com.

www To brush up on the Online


Beading Basics referenced in this
story (plus other techniques), go to
www.BeadAndButton.com/Basics.

one your thread exited at the start of


this step (photo f). Sew back through
the 8 mm pearl, and continue through
the 4 mm bicone your thread exited
at the start of this step.
Bridges

[1] Sew through the beadwork to exit


an 80 to one side of a 4 mm bicone
to which the center pearl is attached
(photo g). Note: For clarity, the 12-in.
(30 cm) tail is no longer shown in the
photos, but do not end the tail.
[2] Pick up two 150s, a 4 mm pearl,
two 150s, an 80, and two 150s. Sew back
through the 4 mm pearl, pick up two
150s, and sew through the 80 your thread
exited at the start of this step in the
same direction as before (photo h). This
completes the first bridge. Retrace the
thread path of the bridge, and continue

through the next Twin bead and 80 in


the component.
[3] Pick up a 150, a 4 mm bicone, a 150,
an 80, and a 150. Sew back through the
4 mm bicone, pick up a 150, and sew
though the 80 your thread exited at the
start of this step in the same direction
as before (photo i). This completes the
second bridge. Retrace the thread path
of the bridge, and continue through
the next Twin bead and 80 in the
component.
[4] Repeat step 2 to make
the third bridge, but after
you retrace the thread
path, sew through the
beadwork to exit the 80
at the tip of this bridge,
with your needle pointing toward the second
bridge (photo j).

k
Component with 6 mm center pearl

[1] Pick up a Twin bead, sew through

the 80 at the tip of the second bridge,


pick up a Twin bead, and sew through
the 80 at the tip of the first bridge
(photo k).
[2] Pick up a repeating pattern of a
Twin bead and an 80 until you have
10 Twins and nine 80s. Sew through the

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next 80, Twin, 80, Twin, and 80 to form


a ring, and continue through the next
few beads, exiting a Twin. Sew through
available hole of the Twin (photo l).
[3] Work as in steps 2 and 3 of First
component.
[4] Work as in step 4 of First component, and exit the 4 mm bicone most
closely aligned with the 4 mm bicone
in the second bridge (photo m).
[5] Sew down through the center opening of the component, and pick up a
150, a 6 mm pearl, and a 150. Sew up
through the center opening of the
component, and continue through the
4 mm bicone opposite the one your
thread exited at the start of this step.
Pick up a 150, sew back through the
6 mm pearl, pick up a 150, and sew
through the 4 mm bicone your thread
exited at the start of this step.
[6] Work the steps for Bridges.

Keep going!

Alternate working the steps for Component with 6 mm center pearl and
Component with 8 mm center pearl
until you have seven components separated by six sets of bridges. End and
add thread (Online Basics) as needed.
Clasp

[1] Sew through the beadwork to exit

Component with 8 mm center pearl

an 80 to one side of the 4 mm bicone to


which the last center pearl is attached.
[2] Pick up two 150s, and sew through
a loop of the clasp. Sew back through
the last 150, pick up a 150, and sew
through the 80 your thread exited at the
start of this step in the same direction
as before (photo n). Retrace the thread
path of the connection, and sew through
the beadwork to exit one or two 80s
away from this connection.
[3] Repeat step 2, and end the thread.
[4] Repeat steps 13 with the tail on
the other end of the bracelet.

with 6 mm center pearl.

Pendant

[1] Work steps 14 of Component

[2] Work step 5 of First component


to add the 8 mm center pearl.
[3] Work the steps for Bridges.

Medallion

[1] On 1 yd. (1.4 m) of thread, pick


up a repeating pattern of an 80 seed

bead and a 2.5 x 5 mm Twin bead until


you have 24 of each bead. Sew through
all the beads again to form a ring,
leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail. Tie the
working thread and tail with a square
knot (Online Beading Basics), leaving
23 mm of slack between the first and
last beads. Sew through the next 80
and Twin bead, and continue through
the available hole of the Twin (refer
to photo a, but note that you are using
more beads for the pendant and leaving
more slack between them).
[2] Pick up a 150 seed bead, and sew
through the available hole of the next
Twin bead. Repeat this stitch to complete the round, pulling the 150s to the
inside of the ring. Retrace the thread
path of the round, and exit a 150 (refer
to photo b). As you retrace the round,
do not pull the thread so tight that
the ring buckles.
[3] Pick up three 150s, a 4 mm pearl,
and three 150s. Skip the next 150 in the
ring, and sew through the following
150, with your needle pointing toward
the 150 your thread exited at the start
of this step (photo o). Repeat this stitch
to complete the round, and sew back

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through the last three 150s and 4 mm


pearl added in this step.
[4] Pick up a 150, and sew through the
next 4 mm pearl. Repeat this stitch to
complete the round. Retrace the thread
path of the round, and exit a 150.
[5] Pick up three 150s, a 4 mm bicone
crystal, and three 150s. Skip the next
150 in the ring, and sew through the
following 150, with your needle pointing toward the 150 your thread exited
at the start of this step (photo p). Repeat
this stitch to complete the round, and
sew back through the last three 150s
and 4 mm bicone added in this step.
[6] Pick up a 150, and sew through the
next 4 mm bicone. Repeat this stitch
to complete the round. Retrace the
thread path of the round, and exit
a 4 mm bicone (photo q).
[7] Pick up a 150, a 6 mm pearl, and

a 150, and sew through the 4 mm bicone


opposite the one your thread is exiting.
Pick up a 150, sew back through the
6 mm pearl, pick up a 150, and sew
through the 4 mm bicone your thread
exited at the start of this step in the same
direction as before (photo r). Retrace
the thread path of the center pearl.
[8] Sew through the beadwork to exit
the original ring of 80s and Twin beads.
Retrace the thread path of the ring,
using tight tension to close any gaps,
and end the working thread and tail
(Online Basics).
Bail

[1] Add 24 in. (61 cm) of thread to the


medallion, and exit an 80 just to one
side of the 6 mm center pearl (photo s).
[2] Pick up an 80, skip the next Twin
bead, and sew through the following 80.

Repeat this stitch once. The three


medallion 80s you sewed through in
this step will be row 1 of the bail;
the two new 80s added will be row 2
(photo t).
[3] Working in flat odd-count peyote
stitch (Online Basics) and using 80s,
make a strip that is 18 rows long
with nine beads on each straight edge,
including the medallion 80s in row 1.
End with a row of two beads.
[4] Zip up (Online Basics) the last two
beads of the bail to the three medallion
80s in row 1 (photo u). Retrace the thread
path of the join, and exit a medallion
80 along either edge of the bail, with
your needle pointing away from the bail.
[5] Pick up three 150s, and sew down
through the next 80 along the edge of
the bail. Sew through the beadwork to
exit this same edge 80 with your needle
once again pointing away from the bail.
Continue through the last 150 added
in this step (photo v).
[6] Pick up two 150s, and sew down
through the next 80 along the edge of
the bail. Sew through the beadwork to
exit this same edge 80 with your needle
once again pointing away from the bail.
Continue through the last 150 added in
this step (photo w).
[7] Repeat step 6 along this edge of
the bail.
[8] Sew through the beadwork to exit
the medallion 80 along the other edge
of the bail, with your needle pointing
away from the bail. Repeat steps 57,
and end the thread. String the pendant
as desired. w
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HERRINGBONE STITCH / BEAD WEAVING

Fanciful
bangle
Embellish a
herringbone
bangle with
a whimsical
assortment
of beads from
your stash

designed by Jayashree Paramesh


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materials
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a

b
FIGURE 1

c
b
d

c
b
FIGURE 2

a
FIGURE 4

4 mm fire-polished bead
100 triangle bead
110 seed bead, color A
110 seed bead, color B
150 seed bead
FIGURE 3

This bangle is a textural delight, with smooth seed


beads, faceted fire-polished accents, bicones, triangle
beads, and any other shapes you can find a place for!
For added fun, choose contrasting colors, as in the
green/purple bangle.

green/purple bangle 214-in. (5.7 cm)


inside diameter
32 4 mm fire-polished beads (Czech,
opaque lime green)
96 3 mm bicone crystals (Swarovski,
astral pink AB)
96 2 mm round beads (hematite)
20 g 100 triangle beads (Miyuki 0484,
purple-lined transparent amethyst)
3 g 110 seed beads in each of 3 colors:
A (Czech, lime green), B (Czech, antique
gold), C (Czech, peach-lined amber)
3 g 150 seed beads (Czech, antique gold)
89 in. (2023 cm) 4 mm rubber cord
Fireline 8 lb. test
beading needles, #10 and #12
blue/pink bangle colors:
4 mm fire-polished beads (Czech, blue
turquoise)
3 mm bicone crystals (Swarovski, air-blue
opal)
80 seed beads, in place of 2 mm round
beads (Miyuki 592, antique ivory pearl
Ceylon)
100 triangle beads in 2 colors:
top strip (Miyuki 1529, sparkle light blue
lined), bottom strip (Miyuki 51667, pink-
lined transparent amethyst)
110 seed beads in 3 colors:
A (Miyuki 1457, dyed emerald silver-lined
dark sapphire), B (Miyuki 592, antique
ivory pearl Ceylon), C (Miyuki 395C,
raspberry clear-lined rose)
150 seed beads (Miyuki 352,
fuchsia-lined aqua luster)

Jayashree Paramesh

stepbystep
This bangle is made using a very firm
tension throughout.

Herringbone bangle
Bottom herringbone strip

[1] On a comfortable length of thread


and leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail, work
in ladder stitch (Online Beading Basics)
to make a four-bead ladder using 100
triangle beads (figure 1, ab). Zigzag
back through the ladder to line up the
beads evenly. Your thread should be
exiting the first bead opposite the tail
(bc). This forms the first row of the
bottom herringbone strip.

[2] Work in flat herringbone stitch as


follows: Pick up two triangles, sew down
through the next bead in the previous
row (figure 2, ab), and sew up through
the following bead (bc). Pick up two
triangles, and sew down through the
next bead in the previous row. To make
the turn and get into position to start
the next row: Pick up a color A 110
seed bead, and sew up through the last
triangle in the new row (cd).
[3] Repeat step 2 to make a strip long
enough to fit around the widest part
of your hand, ending and adding thread
(Online Basics) as needed. Our strip
is 96 rows long and measures 9 in.
(24.1 cm). This makes a bangle with

was introduced to the


world of beads through
a bead-embroidery
class she took while
a student at Parsons School of Design.
She is inspired by fine jewelry and
loves to use gold or silver alongside
crystals and gemstones in her designs.
To see more of her work, visit
www.nchantme.com, or contact
her at jay@nchantme.com.
www To brush up on the Online
Beading Basics referenced in this
story (plus other techniques!), go to
www.BeadAndButton.com/Basics.
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top
strip

BOTTOM
strip

a 214-in. (5.7 cm) inside diameter.


To increase or decrease the diameter,
add or omit rows in multiples of three.
[4] To join the ends of the strip: Make
sure the strip is not twisted, and zigzag
back and forth through the triangles in
the last row and the first row (figure 3).
Retrace the thread path of the join,
and end the working thread and tail.
Top herringbone strip

Beginning with a six-bead ladder, work


as in steps 13 of Bottom herringbone
strip to make another strip with the
same number of rows. Do not join the
ends or end the working thread.
Cord

Cut a piece of 4 mm rubber cord


to the same length as the bottom
herringbone strip.

Assembly
[1] Lay the top strip on top of the
bottom strip with one edge aligned
and the angle of the beads in each
strip pointing in the same direction.
[2] To join the aligned edges: With
the thread exiting any edge triangle
in the top strip, sew through an edge
triangle in the bottom strip (photo a)
For clarity, the ends of the bottom
herringbone strip have not yet been
joined in photos ad. Skip the next
edge triangle in the top strip, and sew
through the following edge triangle
in the top strip (photo b). Skip the next
edge triangle in the bottom strip, and
sew through the following edge triangle
in the bottom strip.

[3] Continue to work as in step 2


to join the two strips along this edge.
Note: You may need to push the As
out of the way in order to sew through
the edge triangles. When you have
joined the two strips, the As in the top
strip will rest on top of the As in the
bottom strip.
[4] Sew through the beadwork to exit
a triangle along the other edge of the
top strip. Place the rubber cord between
the two strips (photo c), and work as in
step 2 to join the edges. Trim the cord
as needed.
[5] Join the ends of the top strip
as in step 4 of Bottom herringbone
strip. End all remaining threads.

Embellishments
Center embellishment

[1] Position the bangle so the beads


in the center herringbone stack on
the top of the bangle are angled toward
the outside edges. Add a comfortable
length of thread to the bangle, and exit
a triangle in a column of the center
stack (figure 4, point a).
[2] Pick up a 150 seed bead, a color B
110 seed bead, a 4 mm fire-polished
bead, a B, and a 150. Cross the stack
diagonally, skip the next row in the
stack, and sew through the opposite
triangle in the following row (ab
and photo d).
[3] Without picking up a bead, sew
through the opposite triangle in the
next row (bc).
[4] Repeat steps 2 and 3 to complete
the round, ending and adding thread
as needed.

Try substituting 3 mm
pearls for the 3 mm
bicone crystals in step 4
of Edge embellishments.

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e
Edge embellishments

[1] Sew through the next few triangles


in the adjacent column of the outer
stack so your needle is exiting a triangle
that falls between the gaps of the
Center embellishment. Pick up a 150,
a color C 110 seed bead, and a 150, skip
the next triangle in the stack, and sew
through the following triangle in the
same stack (photo e). Repeat this stitch
to complete the round.
[2] Sew through the beadwork to exit
the corresponding triangle on the other
outer stack, and repeat step 1.
[3] Referring to photo f for placement,
sew through the beadwork to exit an A
added in step 2 of Bottom herringbone

f
strip. Pick up a 2 mm round bead,
and sew through the next A along the
bottom strip edge. Repeat this stitch
to complete the round, and step up
through the adjacent A added in
Top herringbone strip.
[4] Pick up a 3 mm bicone crystal,
and sew through the next A along
the top strip edge. Repeat this stitch
to complete the round.
[5] Sew through the beadwork to
exit an A in the bottom strip along
the other edge of the bangle, and
repeat steps 3 and 4. End the thread. w

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