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February 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

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Resource Guide

A listing of resources for most projects in this issue.
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Timeless lace collar

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

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

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

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

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Recreate the asymmetrical drops of the negligee-style necklace using a herringbone stitch, pearls, and crystals.
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Super spiral set

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

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

Department

From the Editor

Bead Soup

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

Chic & Easy

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

Your Work

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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

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Bead crochet Sonoko's way
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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

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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

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

Quick Stitch

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

Wire Expressions

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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

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On the web
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B&B Extra
Subscribers – Be sure to download your February issue of B&B Extra, available February 1 at www.BeadAndButton.com/extra!

  • 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

Basics

Basics
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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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