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Resource Guide A listing of resources for projects found in issues of Bead&Button magazine.
This project features Tammy Rae
's ring-top cabochons. They have a stainless steel screw thread embedded in the back, which makes them interchangeable with ring and pendant findings. Whether you choose to make a ring or a pendant, the steps are the same. Once you've completed the bead embroidery, simply select the appropriate findings, and screw it into the back of the beadwork.
Assemble a bracelet of metal beads and findings, each embellished with peyote, ladder stitch, netting, or bead embroidery.
Pearl vine bracelet
String pearls on leather cords while tying a few overhand knots for a bracelet you can wear at two different lengths.
Ribbons of pearls ornament
Wrap bands of right-angle weave around a glass ball bauble, and then dress them up with trailing loops of graduated accents.
Fire & ice
Fashion a supple bangle by rolling a tube or wire mesh and adding a peyote stitch band, cup chain, and pearls.
Nestle seed beads, drops, and crystals among a necklace of cleverly woven SuperDuos.
Pixie petals bracelet
Embellish a peyote stitch band with surface texture, a looped edging, and a profusion of Lucite flowers.
Shining star necklace
Use netting to capture a round crystal, creating a seven-point pendant you can hang from a spiral rope necklace.
Embed the new Crystaletts buttons in a right-angle weave cuff or bangle – the stitches cradle the buttons perfectly!
From the Editor
What's new on the Web
On the web
Subscribers – Be sure to download you December issue of B&B Extra, available December 1 at www.BeadAndButton.com/extra
- Whip up a flurry of snowflakes using flat odd-count peyote
- Blooming focal piece using peyote stitch
- Make a diagonal peyote ornament cover
- Create a star cuff with unconventional materials
- Bead a bracelet of tiny reindeer using three-drop peyote
Chic & Easy
Stack two-hole piggy beads one behind the other for a sophisticated accessory.
Create an elegant look with a technique inspired by a favorite children's toy – the Spirograph!
Make a single-strand or double-decker bracelet using classic pearls, seed beads, and bicones.
Intensity and those tricky muted tones
Creating palettes with complementary color intensities can be a challenge, especially when working with low-intensity hues. Learn how to get it right in the last installment of this series.
Shimmering snowflake earrings
Sparkling crystals and Swarovski cosmic rings light the way in these daring, dangling earrings.
Fire Mountain, beading the way for 40 years
Artist Spotlight: Betsy Youngquist
For artist Betsy Youngquist
, eyes (and dolls and antlers and creatures) are windows to her evolving body of work.
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