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August 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!

Contents

Resource Guide

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Serape bracelet

Page 35
Inspired by the traditional Mexican shawl, this loomwork bracelet is both bold and beautiful.
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Double diamond delights

Page 38
Make a pendant of nested peyote diamonds inspired by the Coptic crosses of Ethiopia.
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Stacked St Petersburg bracelet

Page 42
Inspired by the beauty of St. Petersburg chain, this bracelet features strips of beadwork you can join two different ways.
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Flamenco Pellets bangle

Page 46
Stitch an easy bracelet and earrings reminiscent of a flamenco dancer's dress using linked rings of Pellet beads and contrasting seed beads.
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Shibori roses

Page 48
Fold shibori ribbon into rosettes you can embellish with beads and assemble into a necklace, pin, or earrings.
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Plain chain no more

Page 53
Make a bracelet with two kinds of chain and round leather cord while getting the inside scoop on working with these two materials. 
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Totally tubular triangle beads

Page 58
Take netting to the next level with two-hole triangle beads in an edgy rope-style bracelet. 
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Bella bijoux

Page 60
Transform the Bead&Button 20th anniversary bead into an elegant necklace with bead embroidery and a trio of peyote-bezeled pearls.
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Floral fireworks bracelet

Page 66
Add brick stitch flowers and branched fringe to the center of a peyote band with a cut-out clasp.
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Corkscrew bangle

Page 70
Work a twist into a tubular brick stitch bracelet, and then add an embroidered focal.

Department

From the Editor

Bead Soup

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Bead Soup
Page 11
B&B's Handy-Dandy Guide to Weighing seed beads without a scale, tips, findings, book reviews, design challenge, on the web, and important information about the 2015 Bead-It-Forward project. 

Your Work

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Your Work
Page 19
Designs submitted by readers.

Chic & Easy

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Herringbone bezel pendant
Page 21
Stitch this quick frame for a favorite focal bead or cabochon using an easy flat herringbone technique. 

Expert Advice

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The Business of Beading
Page 22
What you know about branding will determine what your customers know about you and your jewelry.

Clearly Crystals

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Rivoli rendezvous
Page 24
Crystal rivolis shine when surrounded by SuperDuos and bicones in these earrings and coordinating pendant.

Quick Stitch

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Funky skunk
Page 28
Work up a unique bracelet that's fun to wear using two colors of daggers and seed beads.

Online Extras

Whats new on the web

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On the web
Page 15
B&B Extra
Subscribers – Be sure to download your August issue of B&B Extra on August 1 at www.BeadAndButton.com/extra!

Basics

Basics
Basics
Page 77
Techniques used in this issue.
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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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