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June 2015


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

Check out the June 2015 Resource Guide for over 180 links to sources for supplies used in this issue. You'll also find a correction to a bead color used in Beth Kraft's 4 part harmony bracelet on page 68.

Ribbons and sparkles necklace

Page 22
Add or subtract as many ribbon strands as you like when you use a multistrand clasp.
Great new book! Get a sneak peak into Convertible Crystal Jewelry by Diane Whiting. You'll love creating the versatile designs from this book. Available at

Layered rings pendant

Page 28
Use peyote stitch to create a layered look with SuperDuos and SuperUnos around a bezeled rivoli.

Haute couture cuff

Page 32
Make a high-fashion cuff with cylinder beads as the base and adorable beaded buttons and snaps for the closure.

Half Tilas all the fun

Page 36
This easy-to-make multistrand bracelet boosts the hues of Half Tila beads using three color schemes. 

Fan favorite bracelet

Page 42
Make an impressive bracelet with SuperDuos formed into an intricate yet simple pattern.

Loopy for lentils

Page 48
Create lively, textural bracelets in bead crochet using lentil beads. Plus, learn bead crochet the easy way with a reusable starter stump.

Artfully adorned bracelet

Page 62
Architecture for your wrist! Stitch two-hole lentils, tiles, and fire-polished beads into an arching statement bracelet.

Hex-a-lot bracelet

Page 66
Create an eye-catching bracelet using netting to get a zigzagging pattern of hex-cut seed beads.

4 part harmony bracelet

Page 68
St. Petersburg stitch takes on a tubular shape when worked in four sections making a fun bracelet in bright, whimsical colors.

Silky diamonds bracelet

Page 72
Embellish two-hole Silky beads with seed beads for a casual everyday look.

Blooming flower pendant

Page 74
This peyote stitch pendant magically blossoms into a floral shape as the final rounds are stitched. 


From the Editor

Bead Soup

Bead Soup
Page 11
B&B's Handy Dandy Guide to flexible beading wire, Bead Happenings, tips, cool stuff for beaders from Tucson, and Design challenge.

What's new on the Web

On the web
Page 14
Subscribers – download your June issue of B&B Extra on June 1 at

Your Work

2015 Bead&Button Show commemorative bead designs
Page 16
Every year, a bead artist is commissioned to make a commemorative bead for the Bead&Button Show. This year, bead maker extraordinaire Andrea Guarino-Slemmons designed this fabulous floral bead with a silver core and end caps as a tribute to the show's 15th anniversary. We asked three members of the Loose Bead Society of Greater Milwaukee (from left to right - Sara Jane Marlega, Barb Schoenherr, and Katy Hess) to design a special piece with the bead. Each piece will be auctioned off during the Bead Social at the Bead&Button Show, with proceeds going to the Medical College of Wisconsin for breast cancer research. To see a larger image, and read a description of each piece, please visit, Your Work.

Second Look

Balancing act
Page 24
Our design expert explores the power of proportion. 

Artist Profile

Beki Haley from Out on a Whim
Page 46
Multi-faceted bead worker Beki Haley finds her place in the universe.


Page 79
Basics for techniques used in this issue. Also check out our videos.


A bevy of buttons
Page 90
7,531 buttons and 450 hours. That's what Gwen Evans and Linda Varela put into this 1920s style dress. Read more…
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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.