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April 2014

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Every issue of your complete beading resource gives you:

  • Informative articles written by experienced jewelry makers
  • Challenging projects with step-by-step photos and instructions
  • Expert tips and techinques to keep improving your beading skills
  • Plus exclusive online access to downloadable projects and the Subscriber Gallery
  • And more!

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Triangular appeal

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Get the look of a high-end necklace with triangle beads worked in ladder stitch around large oval crystals.
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Tuscan sunset cuff

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Set off the Bead&Button anniversary focal using just a few bead-embroidered accents on an Ultrasuede band.
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Oh, lolly, lolly pendant

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Create "lollipops" from scraps of soutache and leftover beads, and then layer them in a shapely pendant.
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Organic twist bracelet & necklace

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Add depth to this jewelry set with striped seed beads worked in twisted tubular herringbone and brick stitch.
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Do the bump

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Embellish cubic right-angle weave with peyote stitch medallions in this necklace and bracelet.
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Metallic lace bracelet

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Create a beaded edging for a WireLuxe band using ladder stitch, brick stitch, cubes, and round beads.
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Fresh as a daisy necklace

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Update the traditional daisy chain with a floral kumihimo rope, a brick stitch daisy pendant, and peyote leaves.
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Rainbow bright bracelet

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Decorate a band with colorful (and economical!) sequins attached with an easy bead-embroidery stitch. 

Departments

From the Editor
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Bead Soup
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Cash in on our top 10 tips for beading on a budge, plus enter to win a free lamp worked pendant! Then soak up some inspiration with Margie Deeb's "Speaking with Color" winners, our Beaducation design challenge, hot new products, book reviews, and more!
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Chic & Easy: Rulla wave bracelet
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Stitch semicircles of Rulla beads around a handful of peals in this curvy, casual band.
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Your Work
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View readers work.
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Design Workshop: Patterned beaded beads
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Work a pretty pattern of right-angle weave and decreasing peyote stitch around a wooden bead.
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Expert Advice: The Business of Beading
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Learn to price your jewelry in a way that's both profitable and sensible. 
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Quick Stitch: Basketweave rings
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Thread bands of beadwork around and through the windows of a peyote stitch ring.
Basics
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Artist Spotlight: James Yaun and Nadja Gustafson
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Janes Yaun and Nadja Gustafson make fascinating (and surprisingly large) beads, marbles, and more from glass. 

Online extras

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B & B Extra
Subscribers – download your April issue of B&B Extra on April 1 at www.BeadAndButton.com/extra

  • Lovely lines leaf pendant by Kathrin Fritchman
  • Desert flower bracelet by Rae Arlene Reller
  • Square stitch swells by Christine Norlund
  • Delica diamonds bracelet by Beth Maddocks
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Free projects
Do you have the 2014 B&B Show bead? Click here for instructions for this necklace.
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Editor's Pick

Daring Daggers

Earn points for style and flair with this clever design that incorporates dagger beads in a flat peyote stitch foundation.  Designed by Marcia Rose.

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