Creative Beading Magazine4 min read
Cheyanne Suede
2 x gold feathers 2 x 3 metre lengths of 2mm brown micro suede 4 x 2mm antique gold necklet ends with loop 2 x 51mm antique gold head pins 2 x 5mm antique gold jump rings 1 x 3x2.5cm ex-large brown bead 1 x 2.5x2cm large brown bead 4 x gold tubes lar
Creative Beading Magazine6 min read
Weddings, Parties, Anything!
Invitations need to be sent out to tell everyone about your celebration, so to set your invitations apart, why not add some beads! Beads can either be sewn or glued onto invitations; however there are drawbacks to both methods. Sewing beads onto pape
Creative Beading Magazine3 min read
Colours of Spring
1 roll x 26 gauge artistic wire – fuchsia 2 x fold-over clasps Toggle and bar clasp 2 x 6mm jump rings 12 x 6mm miracle beads – fuchsia 12 x 6mm miracle beads – lime 9 x 6mm cats eye beads – lime 7 x 6mm Czech fire polished beads – mid pink 9 x fres
Creative Beading Magazine6 min read
Pearl; It’s French for Bead!
PEARLS ARE THE ONLY GEM created by a living creature, and of the approximately 8000 species of mollusc, only around 20 of them are able to naturally produce pearls. Pearls occur when a particle – sometimes sand, but more likely a parasite – enters th
Creative Beading Magazine2 min read
Sea Circle of Life Necklace
1 x toggle clasp antique silver swirl 14 x 4x1mm antique silver daisy spacers 22 gauge Artistic wire non tarnish silver 45cm oval chain thin silver plated 40cm oval chain large crimped silver plated 1 x 30mm sea foam glass donut 1 x 25mm sea foam gla
Creative Beading Magazine4 min read
Macramé Wattle Choker
6m each x 3 colours of mixed greens macramé nylon thread Silamide thread Macramé jewellery findings Japanese Toho 11/0 seed beads Leaf Green blend Japanese Toho 11/0 seed beads Wattle Yellow blend Beading needle Clipboard Tape measure Scissors Bent n
Creative Beading Magazine5 min read
Samantha And Her Beads …
SAM CANDIDLY ADMITS that she only started making jewellery by chance. Her younger daughter Natalie used to be quite heavy-handed with her little bracelets and necklaces, and Sam was constantly fixing all the bits and pieces. Sam found she enjoyed wor
Creative Beading Magazine2 min read
English Tea Roses
1 x 14mm toggle 14mm 4 x 16mm x 10mm 2 hole spacer bars 3 x crimps Tigertail 20 crystals 4mm bi-cone 5 x 20mm rose, holes through back 3 x 8mm x 5mm tube beads Flat nose pliers Cutters 2 x head pins 50mm 2 x Shepherd’s hooks 2 x rose 20mm with holes
Creative Beading Magazine1 min read
Spotted Goanna
26 gauge wire – 195 centimetres Czech seed beads 5o 11 grams main body colour 3 grams spots 2 black eyes Cutters Rating The Goanna is versatile – you can scale it up by using larger beads and thicker wire, or scale it down by doing the opposite.
Creative Beading Magazine8 min read
Colours of Spring
1 x 12mm Toggle Clasp 2 x 5mm Jump rings 2 x 3-Strand Clasps or 7 strand clasp 2 x10mm Bead Caps I Size D Nymo Thread Colour to suit beads 9 x 6mm Swarovski bi-cone - Light Sapphire A 33 x 6-8mm Mix Potato & Blister Freshwater Pearls – Midnight Blue
Creative Beading Magazine2 min read
Arabian Nights
1m chain red copper 10 x headpins red copper 16 spotty filigree caps red copper 1m black beading thread 1 x 12mm Swarovski pearl copper 20 x 4mm Swarovski pearls copper 5g x 8o seed beads copper AB 5g x 8o seed beads emerald AB Beading needle Scissor
Creative Beading Magazine3 min read
Gipsy Wrist Wrap
1m chain 8 x hat pins 2 x eye pins 6 x small jump rings 1 x large jump ring Lobster clasp 1.2m x 26 gauge artistic wire 2 x 8mm Swarovski bicones 60 x 4mm round coloured beads Round nose pliers Flat nose pliers Wire cutters Length of finished piece:
Creative Beading Magazine4 min read
Macramé: Knot A Problem!
DEFINED AS A FORM of decorative knotting, macramé has been used for centuries, with carvings of the Assyrians and Babylonians depicting the use of knots for decorations, and from around 1200AD the Arabs began to use an early form of the western macra
Creative Beading Magazine5 min read
Jaffa Necklace
3m Silver wire 22 gauge. 2 x silver base metal cord foldable ends 1 x jump ring 1 x hook clasp 50cm x 1mm brown cotton cord 5 x large brown resin beads 3 x oval flat orange resin beads 5 x amber bean resin beads 3 x round amber resin beads 3 x round
Creative Beading Magazine1 min read
Netted Pearl
1 x watch face 15cm In-Mesh 1 x magnetic clasp 4 x leather ends 4 x jump rings 2 x 10mm Swarovski Pearls 2 x 8mm Round Swarovski Crystals 4 x large metal large holed beads 4 x small metal large holed beads Flat nose pliers To open jump rings, hold t
Creative Beading Magazine1 min read
How Many Beads?
How many is enough? Stupid question … never enough. I once made a lamp shade fringe with size 11 seed beads, and not really knowing how many beads I needed to make it, I purchased two kilograms of the main colour and 500 grams of the other colours co
Creative Beading Magazine6 min read
Wild Beads
IN FACT, iT WAS WHiLE TRACY was searching for materials to use in her various other crafts that she stumbled upon a US-based art glass bead website, which then prompted her to attend a two-day glass bead making workshop in 2004. Tracy’s other craft i
Creative Beading Magazine3 min read
Basic Bead Glossary
So-called because of its resemblance to a wine barrel or beer barrel, these oval shaped beads are generally flat on the ends. They ca n also be slightly more cylindrical and still be called a barrel. A bicone is essentially two cone shapes joined a
Creative Beading Magazine3 min read
My Little Kimono Girl
3 x jump rings 10 x silver eye pins 1 x silver extra long head pin – supplied with Kimono Girl French wire – small amount Nymo D or S long D Beading thread to match main seed bead colour 1 focal Kimono Girl lampwork bead 1 hank x 11/0 seed beads – ma
Creative Beading Magazine2 min read
Crystal Kitty
Please remember, collars can be dangerous if your moggy plays in trees. Cut 2 x 1 metre lengths of clear beading elastic. Thread both through the eye on the parrot clasp and pull through to the middle, so that you have four lengths of elastic and eac
Creative Beading Magazine3 min read
Queen Hearts of
Begin by creating a copy of the pattern provided, placing the pattern under oven bake paper and drawing the design onto the oven bake paper. Use the syringe without the fine tip and begin by extruding a little of the clay out, touching down onto the
Creative Beading Magazine3 min read
Begin With A Twist
There may be leftover beads, according to the length of the bracelet and earrings that you choose to make. This way, you have enough in the materials list to make small, medium, large, or extra large. Measure around your wrist and note down the finis
Creative Beading Magazine6 min read
SMART Creations
AFTER BEING INVOLVED in costume design and theatre for many years, Serena decided to try her hand at making tiaras and, after only two years of practice, she entered the jewellery category in the Brisbane Exhibition in 2000. It was her first year com
Creative Beading Magazine2 min read
Galaxy Cluster
Wire wrap 10 each of the glass pearls, glass cubes, bicones and glass rounds. Some of the holes of the beads will be larger than the headpin so use your seed beads as a stopper to prevent the headpin from sliding through the bead. The seed beads may
Creative Beading Magazine4 min read
Many Angles
The stitch used is Right Angle Weave. In this project, Rows 1, 2 and 3 should be a bit looser as Rows 4 and 5 tighten and straighten it. This also makes it a bit shorter then before these rows. If in doubt about tension or length, leave second end ca
Creative Beading Magazine3 min read
Blue Lilly
Cut 1 x 30cm length of 28 gauge artistic wire – silver. Thread on 3 x blue seed beads. Bring all three beads to the middle of the wire. Thread one end of wire through two of the three seed beads. Diagram 1. Onto one end of wire, thread another three
Creative Beading Magazine5 min read
Danielle Mondo – Mondo Design
DANIELLE MONDO FIRST began making jewellery around five years ago after becoming disenchanted with the latest lines in fashion accessories available on the market. She started off by teaching herself how to make dangly earrings, as that was what she
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