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October 2013 issue.
Adorn your wrist with the new two-hole bead studs, framing them with peyote stitch worked in peanut beads.
Use crystals, pearls, and seed beads to create a stunning flower ring that will catch everyone's attention. Handmade metal clay leaves are a sweet touch but can be replaced with charms trimmed from leaf chain if you prefer.
Create a shapely bracelet base and flower petals in brick stitch, bezel the flower centers in peyote, and then put all the parts together to create a stunning accessory!
Fire-polished beads look like rubies as they peek through these gold-tone rondelles stitched with round seed beads and triangles. One rondelle leads to the next as you work the bracelet as a continuous piece, and the end beads hide a magnetic clasp for easy wear.
Sleek and chic, these three-drop peyote stitch bracelets work up quickly, keep a low profile, and make a huge impact.
Use basic bead weaving plus three classic techniques (peyote stitch, crossweave, and spiral rope) to showcase a favorite cabochon with a unique two-part bezel. Mirror the design with smaller medallions and a matching clasp.
Tila beads and SuperDuos fit together beautifully along with an assortment of seed beads for a bracelet that has a delightful drape when worn.
From the Editor
B&B's Handy-Dandy Guide to Your Favorite Bead Shops, bead stores from coast to coast, help your favorite store win big
, findings, new of the bookshelf
, and bead challenge.
What's new on the Web
On the web
Subscribers – Be sure to download your October issue of B&B Extra, available October 1 at www.BeadAndButton.com/extra
- SuperDuo bracelet and ring by Stephanie Deddo-Evans
- Fun and feathery bracelet by Thomasin Alyxander
- "Funny cats" by Bobbie Yoakum
- "Petal pusher" necklace by Julia Gerlach
Chic & Easy
Use peanut beads, crystals, and seed beads to make a bracelet that's as comfortable as your favorite pair of old blue jeans.
Covering a wooden bead
Learn to create a set of striped beaded beads in three graduated sizes to take advantage of inexpensive wooden bead sets sold in craft stores.
These elegant earrings look like fine jewelry yet are quick to stitch up and are easier on the wallet than real diamonds or gemstones.
The value of dark and light
Light or dark colors in your jewelry convey more than personal preference – they convey meaning. In Part 2 of this three-part series, find out how color value affects the message of your work.
Nestle crystal cubes in swags of metal beads for an elegant necklace and earrings.
The great-big hearts of the Bead-It-Forward project
Whether told in names, numbers, or faces, the story behind the 2013 Bead-It-Forward project is one of generosity!
Combine a healthy does of wire with few gemstone beads for a pendant that's as sweet as it is satisfying.
For Beau and Shani Barrett, bead making is more than a job – it is the evolution of effort, inspiration, and life itself.
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