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June 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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Coin toss pendant

Page 36
Surround a flat focal with Rulla beads, two-hole lentils, pearls, and seed beads for a two-sided accessory.
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Bead embroidered stamped leather cuff

Page 40
Use rubber stamps to jazz up a leather bracelet, and then embellish the design with backstitch and a beaded edging.
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Flower bud necklace

Page 44
Showcase B&B's 20th anniversary focal with beaded beads featuring SuperDuos, two-hole lentils, drops, and more
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Surfin' the waves

Page 50
Transform peyote stitch into a curved Cellini necklace simply by switching up the bead sizes.
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Serpentine soutache bracelet

Page 54
Frame a Luna Soft cabochon with bands of soutache punctuated by pockets of SuperDuo beads.
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Twin flower lariat

Page 60
Work in tubular brick stitch with Twin beads for a lengthy necklace ending in a pair of flower buds.
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Studded bracelet

Page 66
Combine two-hole bead studs with cubic right-angle weave tubes for a really wearable bracelet or bangle.

Department

From the Editor

Bead Soup

BeadSoup
Bead Soup
Page 11
Didn't make it to the Tucson gem and mineral show? Check out our "Findings from Tucson" for the hottest beads and trends. Also, don't miss our "Handy-Dandy Guide" on clasps, a brilliant (as in colorful!) design challenge, new book reviews, and free online projects.

Chic & Easy

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Pearl palisade necklace
Page 17
Stitch and string beaded bead caps with large-hole pearls for an instant classic.

Your Work

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Your Work
Page 18
A gallery of designs from the pages of Bead&Button

Stitch Workshop

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Technique Workshop: Epoxy Clay
Page 20
Embellish pre-fab bracelets with cylinder beads set into epoxy clay.

Expert Advice

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Setting up shop
Page 24
Where you sell your jewelry – online, in person, or both – is an important business decision with lots of options.

Clearly Crystals

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Scrumptious scallops
Page 26
Bring together four sizes of pearls for a necklace of fan-shaped components.

Quick Stitch

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Rizo florets
Page 30
Whip up textural beaded beads using the new Rizo shape, and string them into a necklace.

Wire Expressions

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Charmed by the sea necklace
Page 70
Combine a pastel palette of crystals and pearls with chain and charms for the perfect summer accessory.

Basics

Basics
Basics
Page 86
Techniques used in this issue.

Online Extras

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On the web
Page 15
Subscribers – available June 1 at www.BeadAndButton.com/extra!
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Bicone bangle
Download instructions at www.BeadAndButton.com/freeprojects.
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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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