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April 2014


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!



Triangular appeal

Page 36
Get the look of a high-end necklace with triangle beads worked in ladder stitch around large oval crystals.

Tuscan sunset cuff

Page 40
Set off the Bead&Button anniversary focal using just a few bead-embroidered accents on an Ultrasuede band.

Oh, lolly, lolly pendant

Page 45
Create "lollipops" from scraps of soutache and leftover beads, and then layer them in a shapely pendant.

Organic twist bracelet & necklace

Page 50
Add depth to this jewelry set with striped seed beads worked in twisted tubular herringbone and brick stitch.

Do the bump

Page 62
Embellish cubic right-angle weave with peyote stitch medallions in this necklace and bracelet.

Metallic lace bracelet

Page 68
Create a beaded edging for a WireLuxe band using ladder stitch, brick stitch, cubes, and round beads.

Fresh as a daisy necklace

Page 70
Update the traditional daisy chain with a floral kumihimo rope, a brick stitch daisy pendant, and peyote leaves.

Rainbow bright bracelet

Page 77
Decorate a band with colorful (and economical!) sequins attached with an easy bead-embroidery stitch. 


From the Editor
Page 6
Bead Soup
Page 11
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!
Chic & Easy: Rulla wave bracelet
Page 18
Stitch semicircles of Rulla beads around a handful of peals in this curvy, casual band.
Your Work
Page 20
View readers work.
Design Workshop: Patterned beaded beads
Page 24
Work a pretty pattern of right-angle weave and decreasing peyote stitch around a wooden bead.
Expert Advice: The Business of Beading
Page 28
Learn to price your jewelry in a way that's both profitable and sensible. 
Quick Stitch: Basketweave rings
Page 30
Thread bands of beadwork around and through the windows of a peyote stitch ring.
Page 84
Artist Spotlight: James Yaun and Nadja Gustafson
Page 98
Janes Yaun and Nadja Gustafson make fascinating (and surprisingly large) beads, marbles, and more from glass. 

Online extras

B & B Extra
Subscribers – download your April issue of B&B Extra on April 1 at

  • 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
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.