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April 2015

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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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Captured cup chain bracelet

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SuperDuos and seed beads surround sparkling cup chain for a dramatic looking bracelet.
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Issue Item

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Make this stunning bangle, inspired by the popular "flying geese" quilt block pattern using a modified form of peyote stitch referred to as a quilted peyote. 
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Winding trios bracelet

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Make intricate components using two-hole triangle and SuperDuo beads, and connect them using two-hole tile beads in a stylish zigzag pattern bracelet.
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Swirls & twirls necklace and earrings

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Create a stunning necklace and earring set using a wide assortment of colorful seed beads to form curved shell-shaped components using tubular peyote.
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Nine-patch bracelet

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Get a taste of the new book Beautiful Designs with SuperDuos and Twin Beads with this cute and casual right-angled weave bracelet, which was inspired by the traditional nine-patch quilting block.

We're sorry this project is not available on the website. Please click on the link above to find out more about Carolyn's book and designs.
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Radiant rivoli necklace

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Create this stunning bezeled necklace using right-angle weave, peyote, and bead weaving that is full of elegant sparkles.
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Framed latticework earrings

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Create a dimensional look with these prismatic double-layered earrings using modified right-angle weave.
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Shibori rosette pendant

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Embellish a bezel with seed beads and triangle beads and embroider it with shibori silk for a one-of-a-kind pendant.
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"O" darlings bracelet

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This sparkly bracelet drips with crystals offset by O-beads.
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Bead stud collar

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Clean lines and a tight color palette combine to create this dramatic bead embroidered collar.
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Zip it

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Use beadweaving and crossweave to connect two strips of fire-polished beads and embellish with seed beads and tiny pearls for an easy-to-wear bracelet.
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Sparkling spikes necklace

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Combine two angular crystal shapes to make a pendant for a stylish necklace. 

Department

From the Editor

Bead Soup

BeadSoup
Bead Soup
Page 11
Beading trends, tips, news, reviews, projects, and more!

What's new on the Web

Ontheweb
On the web
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B&B Extra
Subscribers - download your April issue of B&B Extra on April 1 at www.BeadandButton.com/extra!

Free Project

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2015 Bead&Button Show commemorative bead necklace
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Show off the 2015 Bead&Button Show commemorative bead with this herringbone stitch necklace.

Your Work

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Your Work
Page 16
Beaded art from our readers

Second Look

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Guide the eye
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Learn how our expert gives this piece pow by building a stronger visual hierarchy.

Expert Advice

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Retail display
Page 26
It's show time and you've got your brand blazing and a spectacular display – but how are things on your side of your table? Read six show tips and see if our Show List checklist matches yours.

Basics

Basics
Basics
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Techniques used in this issue. Also check our our videos.
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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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