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August 2013 issue.
Lentil spiral splendor necklace
Alternating ribbons of oval pearls and fire-polished beads twisting around a core of two-hole lentil beads create a smooth spiral necklace.
Row of roses bracelet
Work this bracelet band in modified two-drop peyote stitch using a two-needle start. Then add a intricate edging of seed beads and crystals to frame a row of clustered crystals reminiscent of summer roses.
This vintage-style collar uses modern beads in an intricate design. Achieve a classic look using SuperDuo beads, bugles, seed beads, bicones, and magatamas.
Double-sided diamond bangle
Pair two favorite palettes in this reversible design. This bracelet is as versatile as it gets with a reversible and classic geometric motif! Thanks to an ingenious peyote technique, you'll work both sides of the bangle at the same time and as a continuous piece.
Light of the soul necklace
Bezel a rivoli in right-angle weave (with a bit of peyote stitch and netting mixed in). Next, work a kumihimo braid, and finish off with herringbone accents and a clever clasp with attached end caps.
Autumn around the corner
Inspired by blooming chrysanthemums and fallen leaves, this necklace also takes its cues from Russia and the amber so prevalent in that country. Get the look with seed beads in a handful of golden tones and a sampler of beading techniques: embroidery, herringbone, peyote stitch, fringe, and more!
Ruffled ribbon bracelet
Different color of seed beads worked in odd-count peyote stitch take on a gathered appearance when you thread a band of cylinder beads through them. The bank also serves as a place to attach a matching peyote toggle clasp.
This reversible pendant has twice the allure with a different color palette on each side. A pair of Lunasoft cabochons stand back to back, ready to be embellished by crystals and seed beads. Choose colors for each side of the bezel and bail to reflect the inner glow of the cabs.
From the Editor
B&B's Handy-Guide Guide to submitting
projects to Bead&Button, findings, Swarovski minis design challenge, and book reviews.
What's new on the Web
On the web
Subscribers – Be sure to download your August issue of B&B Extra, available August 1
- Textural two-drop peyote bracelet by Beth Moser
- Winged necklace by Jenny Van
- Plaid unraveled peyote bracelet by Nina Raizel
- Tile beads-and-bicone cuff by Sandie Bachand
Chic & Easy
Combine seed beads with mini crystals from Swarovski to add a touch of glamour to any outfit.
Puffy rings bracelet
These cute open-center beaded beads stitch up quickly (thanks to SuperDuos!) and when connected make a reversible bracelet or earrings.
How hot (or cool) is your jewelry?
The temperature of the colors in your jewelry says a lot about the piece. The question is, does your jewelry say what you intend? In this three-part series, learn to speak with color in ways you may have never considered before!
Captured heart earrings
If you don't fall for the sweet, subtle shape of these earrings, you'll certainly be taken by their perfect balance wire loops (so similar to netting!) and beautiful beads.
Backstory: A jewlery designer's paradise in New York City
Nestled within New York City's Garment District, bead stores, showrooms and warehouses cater to jewelry makers of every stripe.
A bead artist fans the flames of her passion for lampworking.
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