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February 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!



Resource Guide

A listing of resources for most projects in this issue.

Timeless lace collar

Page 36
Work in netting to embellish a necklace of SuperDuos with crystals and pearls, leaving a delicate opening at the front.

Vintage vogue

Page 40
Create a pendant using the Bead&Button 20th anniversary focal, cup chain, and bead embroidery, and then suspend it from a Russian spiral necklace.

Fanciful flowercup braid

Page 46
Incorporate Flowercup beads into an eight-strand kumihimo braided necklace and matching bracelet.

Pearls & bows

Page 50
Stitch several sizes of pearls into a necklace of modified right-angle weave with a beaded bow at the center.

Herringbone flair

Page 54
Recreate the asymmetrical drops of the negligee-style necklace using a herringbone stitch, pearls, and crystals.

Super spiral set

Page 57
Use bead weaving to bring together three colors of SuperDuo beads in a spiraling bangle with necklace and earrings.

Edgy elegance

Page 74
Add an edging of cup chain and seed beads to a simple peyote stitch bracelet.


From the Editor

Bead Soup

Bead Soup
Page 11
B&B's Handy-Dandy Guide to vintage jewelry, new on the bookshelf, findings, and design challenge.

Chic & Easy

4-in-1 necklace
Page 16
Use basic wirework to make a long beaded strand that can be draped four ways.

Your Work

Your Work
Page 18
Featured in the February 2014 issue are jewelry designs from Marcia Decoster's Master Class at the 2013 Bead&Button Show. Not all the jewelry could be shown in the magazine. Some are shown on our website.

Stitch Workshop

Bead crochet Sonoko's way
Page 20
Sonoko Nozue is one of the most well-known international beaders with a following of dedicated students and admirers that circles the globe. Learn two methods for bead crochet.

Expert Advice

The Business of Beading/Evaluating Your Jewelry
Page 24
So you want to sell your jewelry…See if your jewelry can pass three tests before going public with your wares.

Clearly Crystals

Crystal corona bracelet
Page 28
Surround crystal stones with stitched rings of Twin beads, pearls, and "squaredelles."

Quick Stitch

Vintage blooms
Page 30
Cover a channeled metal pendant in peyote stitch with Lucite flowers and fringe.

Wire Expressions

Lorelei links
Page 76
Work a chain mail bracelet in a new weave using two colors of jump rings plus seed beads.

Online Extras

What's new on the Web

On the web
Page 15

B&B Extra
Subscribers – Be sure to download your February issue of B&B Extra, available February 1 at!

  • Primrose earrings by Ava Motherwell
  • St. Valentine bracelet and Shamrock bracelet by Bobbie Yoakum
  • Chessboard bracelet by Melissa Grakowsky Shippee
  • Diagonally delightful bracelet by Connie Whittaker
Modern antique bracelet
Make this easy, breezy bracelet using English-cut antique-style beads and seed beads. Download at


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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.