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GYPSY GEM BRACELET Kelly Wiese
Enhance this striking bracelet with a large round crystal

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BUBBLE WRAP Cynthia Rutledge


Beaded beads lend a contemporary look to this wrapped bracelet

CLOCKWORK Sherry Serafini


Bead-embroider a pendant that features an ammonite cabochon

VISION NECKLACE Carol Wilcox Wells


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I spent a few hours in my bead room this weekend, clearing off surfaces and putting away trinkets and treasures. This room is on the second floor and toward the back of the house. Its too small to have been a bedroom or nursery, so Im not sure what its original purpose was when the house was built in the 1920s. But I staked my claim as soon as I saw closets, cabinets, built-in drawers, and an original wallmounted ironing board. Perhaps it was once a laundry room of some kind; it was certainly a womans space. Over the years that weve lived in this house, Ive filled the room with my cache of beads and craft-related odds and ends. My family knows better than to comment on the narrow paths that sometimes form when stacks of books and magazines threaten to take over every inch of floor space. And they know that no matter how casual things look on the surface, its not a good idea to come in here to rummage around looking for miscellaneous supplies. So, as I browsed through my containers of art beads and seed beads and findings, spending more time contemplating than truly organizing, I thought about the joy of having this space as my retreat. Its now a room set aside for play, not work, which it probably once was. Here, things can be messy without intruding on any other family members sense of order. Its private, but not separate. I believe that theres a certain creative optimism that lingers here, too, a feeling that this particular space is as much about daydreams and ideas as it is about anything else. Maybe the woman standing by that old ironing board decades ago felt it, too. In the hands of talented bead artists, good ideas become great jewelry, and weve put together a wonderful assortment of projects to keep you busy and entertained. If youre looking for something quick, consider Jann Christiansens bracelet using a variation of the simple daisy chain or Csilla Csirmazs clever peyote-stitch key. For a more challenging project, put Lynn Davys beaded chain maille necklace on your list. Her interwoven links, substantial enough to support her focal pendant, also have great potential as a bracelet. Alicia Shems originally designed her necklace to wear with the focal in back. Take a look at how she incorporates three strands worked in three different techniques into one cohesive piece. As always, our Designer of the Year projects are enticing and compelling works. Sherry Serafini s bead-embroidered ammonite pendant is a handsome accessory for fall. Carol Wilcox Wells designed an elegant necklace in cubic right-angle weave. For a flash of crystal brilliance, youll want to make Kelly Wieses bracelet. And Cynthia Rutledges wrapped bracelet offers a new way to enjoy beaded beads. Weve got a few great beading lessons in this issue, too. Senior Editor Melinda Barta shows how to embellish a magnetic clasp in Custom Cool. She also demonstrates how to use herringbone stitch to make elegant bezels. Both are excerpts from her soon-to-be-released DVDs: How to Stitch Beaded Bezels with Peyote, Herringbone, and More and How to Stitch Custom Clasps: Finish Beaded Designs with Creative Closures. Plus, dont miss Senior Editor Jean Campbell s tips in Stitch Pro on how to control thread tension. Make a few simple changes to your stitching techniques, and we think youll love the results.
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THIS ISSUES FEATURED ARTISTS

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When creating a piece of beadwork, do you design in advance or create as you go?

For a class or pattern, I design in advance. I decide on a stitch or technique, consider the skill level of the intended audience, then choose beads and colors. When designing jewelry, I start with something that has inspired me and design as I go.
JANN CHRISTIANSEN

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CYNTHIA RUTLEDGE I rarely complete a design before beginning to bead, but connections, closures, and mathI do work out those details on paper. Years ago, bead artist Joyce Scott wisely suggested that I document my work, so I make notes, take pictures, and keep all my doodles. I can look back to 1989 and review every piece and the process that brought me there. SHERRY SERAFINI I totally create as I go. I may have a project in mindfor example, an earring or a cuffbut after that, the beads tell me where they want to be placed, and the shape begins to develop. When I have a plan, it never works for me. Its too stifling for my creative energy. CAROL WILCOX WELLS Most of my work begins with a rough drawing of what I want to create. From that point I gather beads and begin to stitch, letting the work guide me as I go. I make many stops and starts to change bead color, bead size, and maybe the stitch, but its all heading toward the original goal. KELLY WIESE I usually start a new design with a basic idea in mind. Sometimes I do a rough sketch, but more often I just pull out my beads and get started. Usually, my finished project looks very different from the initial design in my head. Until I work with the beads, I dont know exactly what I will end up with.

Usually, I design first. Sometimes I sketch, and sometimes I just dream and try to visualize. But, of course, in most cases I make changes as I create the actual piece. Maybe I should keep this a secret, but when I dont like what Ive got, I disassemble the whole piece. After all, it is possible to learn from your mistakes, too.
CSILLA CSIRMAZ

Sometimes I design in advance, although design is too grand a word. Its more like scrawl something on a bit of paper and then wonder how on earth to make it work. Most of my designed-inadvance pieces take on a life of their own at some point during the process. I reckon that my subconscious is a much better designer than I am.
LYNN DAVY

I usually start with an idea and proceed from there. I feel like the beadwork takes on a life of its own and dictates what comes next. Once I start playing around with ideas and combinations, Im amazed at the results. Its not uncommon to end up with several versions all based on the same concept.
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I often draw with colored pencils or pastels, but I dont adhere strictly to my drawing. Frequently, I start with one idea, and the piece grows organically into something else as I play with a stitch or colors or beads. Then, there is a moment when I can envision the piece that I will make from my experiment.
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WHERE READERS CONNECT

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Michelle Mach
I was inspired to try Sherry Serafinis Geometrix Necklace (February/March 2011), even though bead embroidery is so new to me. When I heard that Sherry was teaching at a bead shop about an hour from me, I decided to hurry up and finish my piece. Her class was full, but during lunch she signed three of my books, critiqued my work, and took a photo with my kids and me. It was very humbling to meet someone so famous, yet so very grounded. When I told her my piece might be in Beadwork, she said shed keep a copy for me to sign. This piece is priceless to me because of my awesome experience with its designer.
VICENTA PARTRIDGE/ WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND

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W.O.R.D. (what our readers did)


I love almost anything with buckles, so I had to make the Brilliant Buckle Bracelet (February/March 2011) by Diane Dennis. I decided to kick up the design by using silver-lined red and galvanized-metallic silver cylinder beads for the buckle and sleek-looking gray silver-lined size 10 cylinder beads in place of the 11s. Also, I worked in two-drop instead of three-drop peyote. What a fun project to make and wear! You can see more of my work at www .terahsclassiccreations.blogspot.com.
TERAH HERNANDEZ/ CERES, CALIFORNIA

Brand Your Jewelry

In my version of Lynn Davys Cairo Collar (February/March 2011), I used bright silver size 11 triangle beads. Instead of taking the ladder stitch all the way around the neck, I used sterling silver chain and a toggle clasp to finish the necklace. The pink flowers are 8mm rose Swarovski marguerites, and the focal bead is a blue chalcedony.
DIANA SCHMIDT/OLMSTED FALLS, OHIO

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When Christine Wilson became a jewelry designer after years as a quilter, she struggled to find a way to incorporate her brand into her bead-embroidered pieces as she had done with her quilts. While searching for a custom stamp to use for packaging, she discovered a small online shop, Bullfrog Laserworks, that could engrave logos on leather, wood, and other materials. She immediately

recognized the value of having her logo engraved on synthetic suede, the same material she uses to back her embroidered designs. For artists wanting to brand the jewelry they sell, Christines supplier is worth a closer look. Fifty faux-suede labels cost under $25. Custom-color options and volume discounts are available. Visit Bullfrog Laserworks, www .robertosand.etsy.com for details.

Earlier this year, I read a great book called 365: A Daily Creativity Journal: Make Something Every Day and Change Your Life! by Noah Scalin (Voyageur Press, 2010). As a result, Ive decided to teach myself beadweaving using books, magazines, and the Internet. One day I tried the Crisscross Beads (April/ May 2011) using apricot, light topaz, rose bronze, and rose quartz beads. Possibly, 365 days from now, I will be a capable (or better) beader. Follow my adventures at www.beadsforbrains.blogspot.com. You just might learn something along with me!
MANDY DUFFY/ELKRIDGE, MARYLAND

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These stoneware pebble pendants and cabochons by ALD Designs feature ravens, owls, butterflies, and deer inspired by antique engravings and the designers original watercolors ($1012). www .etsy.com/shop/alddesigns

Michelle Mach and Mallory Zier ier

Timely Trend
For a design thats both practical and pretty, use a vintage-inspired brass pocket watch ($12) as a necklace pendant on a beaded rope or chain ($1.853.95 per foot). www.primitiveearthbeads.com

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Handmade rusted iron pendants from The Lipstick Ranch add a Wild West touch to your jewelry. Each pendant is sealed three times to preserve the perfect shade (10 for $30). www.the lipstickranch.com

Precious Pendants
Find a gemstone focal to match your every mood: a bold rhodochrosite donut ($11.70), quiet lapis drilled donuts (2 for $2.40), a dramatic artistic jasper inlay in a black coin cabochon ($4.90), an elegant smoky quartz pillow drop ($11.90), or a fossil coral freeform slab pendant ($4.90) at Lima Beads. www.limabeads.com

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Create striking fall jewelry with these handmade matte lampwork beads capped with etched copper by Wandering Spirit Designs ($4575 each). www.etsy.com/shop/ wanderingspirit

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Sparkling Swarovksi pendants in a range of modern shapes pair beautifully with custom-made sterling silver bails from John Bead. Check your local bead shop.

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Add a touch of sophistication to your necklace by using a bail instead of a jump ring to hang a pendant. Choose from hammered sterling silver ($4.34), copper donut ($4.32), or many other options at Beaded Impressions. www.abeadstore.com

Bronze Age
Add an element of the ancient to your creations with hand-cast beads, toggles, pendants, and more from Old World Bronze ($2.2576.00 for components shown). www.oldworldbronze.com

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FOCUS ON CLASPS

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Dramatic clasps make intriguing focal points for beadwork. Why hide them in back when they look so good up front?

A Pop Of Color
Treat yourself to one of Klews vibrant cord necklaces with her signature polymer clay pendants. $5862. www .klewexpressions.com

Bring texture front and center in your jewelry with porcelain toggles from Earthenwood Studio. These toggles with bits of text, urban architecture, and a crackly, organic finish ($15 each) are just a few of my favorites from Melanie Brookss new collection. www.earthenwood studio.com.

Nifty Fixes
Look to Jewelry Fix-Ups: How to Clean, Repair and Restore Your Jewelry for a comprehensive collection of ways to revive your jewelry. Re-chain that unchained melody with an expert hand.
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These eye-catching magnetic clasps ($3.994.99) feature real lizard skin; its recycled leather from the watchband industry! Designed by Jill Mackay for Bead Landing, theyre available at Michaels stores. (800) 642-4235 or online at www.jillmackay.com.

Eco Savvy
Join this hot new trend! Transform discarded items into fashion-forward accessories with the 20 inspired ideas presented in Jewelry Upcycled!: Techniques and Projects for Reusing Metal, Plastic, Glass, Fiber, and Found Objects.
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Make a statement with oversized clasps from Blue Moon Beads. Black and gunmetal finishes look gorgeous with galvanized seeds and are right on trend this season. Available at Meijer stores ($4.99). www.meijer.com.

The dark metallic look is hot

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FOUR DESIGNERS, ONE STASH

the challenge
Jean Campbell, Mindy Brooks, Kristal Wick, Julie Anstaett What happens when you give four people matching sets of materials to play with? We work with products we might not have considered using, and our creative sides get stretched one more notch. the rules: We use our favorites from the materials provided and,
where necessary, round out projects with our own supplies.

the stash: Our kits from STONY CREEK BEAD included seed beads in a variety of colors, shapes, and finishes plus a polymer clay focal with matching accent beads from Susan Bailey, www.turtlesoupbeads.com. the source: Stony Creek Bead, (734) 544-0904, WWW.STONYCREEK
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jean
The pieces in this Challenge kit were quite a challenge for menot the colors or materials Id usually use! The polymer clay charms and focal were my biggest hurdles; I stitched and restitched their placement a few times before I came up with this configuration. The result is that I feel Ive designed a piece thats so outside of my box that I grew creativelythe best outcome of all!

mindy
When I saw the brilliant colors of the kits focal bead, I knew it would be the right piece to pair with a crochet rope of size 5 triangle beads that I had underway. I finished the ropes ends with herringbone-stitch bead caps using two colors of size 11s from the kit. Then I stitched jump rings to the back of the focal and attached lobster clasps to the ends of the rope. I can now wear my rope with this eye-catching focal, as the base for other focals, or as a necklace on its own.
Attention bead artists, retailers, and wholesalers: If you would like to contribute materials and supplies to the Challenge, please contact Mallory Zier at mzier@interweave.com or (970) 613-4650.

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kristal
I enjoy making jewelry that can easily turn into multiple looks. In this piece, the focal is removablesimply slide the large ring over the strands to wear the strands alone. I used all the kits seed beads to give the necklace strands interesting texture and colors. One of my fave nuances of the polymer clay is the touch of gold along the edges of the focal and the dangles. That small detail makes all the other colors pop. I added a dash of gold metal with TierraCasts textured ring and cone ends. What a fun color combo!

Take a bow, Julie!


Julie Anstaett wowed our editors with photos of her beaded jewelry, so we invited her to participate in this issues Challenge. Want to take part in an upcoming Beadwork Challenge? See below for details on how to submit pictures of your work and become the next reader chosen to receive a Challenge kit.

julie
I really love the powerful colors of the beads in this kit. I knew I wanted to do bead embroidery, and figuring out how to accomplish that took the most time. I added two layers of gold leaf to the edge of the polymer clay focal to make it really pop. I then drilled additional holes in the back so I could anchor it to Lacys Stiff Stuff. After sewing on the beads, I backed the piece with Ultrasuede and edged the layers with size 8 hex beads. The strap is a simple three-bead ladder embellished with lots of fringe. I needed the strap to balance out the medallion, and the blue magatamas and red AB fringe beads really worked for that.

ITS YOUR TURN!


Want to try your hand at the Beadwork Challenge?
Simply email a clear photo of your best bead creation to beadworkchallenge@interweave.com by November 9, 2011, for a chance to participate. Your photo should give us a sense of your style, craftsmanship, and breadth of technique. If selected, we will send you a Challenge kit, and you will have about four weeks to complete your project. Visit beadworkmagazine.com/ go/challenge for entry and eligibility information.

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PERSONALIZE YOUR JEWELRY COMPONENTS

custom cool { MAGNETIC ATTRACTION CLASP }


Melinda Barta
Combine a little bit of wireworking rk king g with your beadweaving, and the result sult i is sa highly durable and completely y concealed magnetic etic clasp clasp.

Editors Note
Not all magnetic clasps are created equalbe sure to buy one with very strong attraction so youll never lose your necklace or bracelet.

TECHNIQUES
circular peyote stitch right-angle weave wirework

PROJEC T LEVEL
See p. 94 for helpful technique and project-level information.

MATERIALS & TOOLS


Size 11 Japanese seed beads (A) Size 11 Japanese seed beads in contrasting colors (B) 2mm brass or crystal rounds or contrasting size 11 Japanese seed beads (C) Heavy-duty 612mm magnetic barrel clasp with 22.4mm inner well and 1mm hole 1" head pins (2 per clasp) 6 lb braided beading thread Scissors Size 12 beading needle Wire cutters Chain- or flat-nose pliers Round-nose pliers

1) CLASP COVER. Use circular peyote stitch and right-angle weave to create a cover for the clasp: Round 1: Use 2' of thread to string 5B, leaving a 3" tail. Tie a knot to form a tight circle. Pass through the first B strung (Fig. 1blue thread). Round 2: String 1B and pass through the next B; repeat to peyote-stitch a total of 5B. Exit the first B added (Fig. 1 red thread). Round 3, Unit 1: String 4A; pass through the last B exited and the first A just strung to complete the first right-angleweave unit (Fig. 2orange thread). Round 3, Unit 2: String 3A; pass back through the next B of Round 2. Pass through the side A of the previous unit, the 3A just added, and the next B of Round 2 (Fig. 2purple thread). Round 3, Unit 3: String 3A; pass through the side A of the previous unit, the last B exited, and the first A just added (Fig. 2green thread).

Round 3, Unit 4: Repeat Unit 2 (Fig. 2

blue thread).
Round 3, Unit 5: Pass through the nearest

side A of Unit 1. String 2A; pass through the side A of the previous unit, the last B exited, the nearest side A of Unit 1, and the top 2A of Unit 1 (Fig. 2red thread). Round 4, Unit 1: String 5A; pass through the last 2A exited and the first A just strung to complete the first right-angleweave unit of this round (Fig. 3 orange thread). Round 4, Unit 2: String 4A; pass back through the top 2A of the next unit in the previous round. Pass through the side A of the previous unit, the 4A just added, and the top 2A of the next unit in Round 3 (Fig. 3purple thread). Round 4, Unit 3: String 4A; pass through the side A of the previous unit, the last 2A exited, and the first A just added (Fig. 3green thread).

FINISHED SIZE: 1"


Fig. 1: Peyote-stitching Rounds 1 and 2 Fig. 2: Creating Round 3 right-angle-weave units

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Fig. 3: Working Round 4

Fig. 4: Embellishing the cover

Fig. 5: Assembling one half of the clasp

Round 4, Unit 4: Repeat Round 4, Unit 2

(Fig. 3blue thread).


Round 4, Unit 5: Pass through the nearest

side A of Round 4, Unit 1. String 3A; pass through the side A of the previous unit, the last 2A exited, the nearest side A of Round 4, Unit 1, and the 3A just added (Fig. 3red thread). Round 5: Repeat Round 4, Units 15.
2) EMBELLISHMENTS. Add contrasting

beads along the bottom and sides of the cover: Bottom: String 1C and pass through the top 3A of the next Round 5 unit; repeat four times to add a total of 5C (Fig. 4 green thread). Sides: Exit 1 side A of Round 5. String 1B; pass through the nearest side A of Round 4. String 1B; pass through the nearest side A of Round 3, the nearest B of Round 2, and the next side A of Round 3 (Fig. 4blue thread). Continue adding B between each side A (Fig. 4red thread).
3) ASSEMBLY. Use 1 head pin to string one half of the clasp and 1 cover, wide end first, and passing through the opening in the center of Round 1; form a wrapped loop (Fig. 5). 4) Repeat Steps 13 using the other half

Try this!
Want to cover the wire-wrapped loop for a completely concealed closure? Work rounds of tubular peyote stitch off the beads of Round 2 or work tubular right-angle weave off the units of Round 3. If your design will incorporate beads (instead of stitching a long rope off Rounds 2 and 3), use crimp tubes and crimping pliers to attach beading wire to the wireworked loops before working the tubular stitches.

MELINDA BARTA is senior editor of Beadwork, author of the best-selling books Custom Cool Jewelry and Hip to Stitch, and coauthor of Mixed Metals (Interweave, 20052009). Look for her two newest beadweaving books in 2012 and 2013. Melinda has filmed five DVD workshops, including lessons on resin, peyote stitch, herringbone stitch, beadweaving bezels, and custom clasps. Visit www.melinda barta.com.

RESOURCES Check your local bead shop or contact: Clasp (item #H20-8574FX) and head pins: Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, (800) 355-2137, www.firemountaingems.com. FireLine braided beading thread, seed beads, and Swarovski crystal rounds: Beyond Beadery, (800) 840-5548, www .beyondbeadery.com. Brass rounds: Ornamentea, (919) 834-6260, www.ornamentea.com.

of the clasp.

See this and other creative custom clasps in Melindas new DVD How to Stitch Custom Clasps: Finish Beaded Designs with Creative Closures. Visit interweavestore.com.

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TECHNIQUES YOU CAN' T BEAD WITHOUT

stitch pro { THREAD TENSION }


Jean Campbell

Take a look at these two right-angle-weave samples. Theyre made using the same beads, the same thread, and the same stitch configuration. So, why do they look so different? The answer is simple: thread tension. Ah, the ongoing problem of thread tension! It can make or break a beadwork project, especially if youre working on a piece thats even remotely sculptural. Loose tension can affect size, making a piece much larger than intended, and overly tight tension can affect flexibility. But theres no need to worry. Here are several basic techniques to help you get the tension right.

WAX

USING THE TAIL

No matter what type of thread you use, use wax it before you use it. t I like to use good oldo fashioned beeswax, even n on my FireLine. Fir The stickier the wax, the more e it helps h hold your thread in place. (Note that thread conditioner works, too, but its primary benefit is to make threads slick and demagnetized and to keep them from fraying. These are all wonderful and important attributes but not necessarily ideal for helping to increase the thread tension.)

My favorite technique for maintaining thread tension is working with the tail thread. I wrap it around the pinkie of my nondominant handthe hand thats not stitchingso that after each stitch I can pull the beadwork away from the needle with my dominant hand. I often also wrap the working thread around the fingers of my dominant hand to get extra torque while Im pulling. This ensures that all the threads are tight, providing surprisingly strong tension.

Thread notes
You might not think so at first, but your tension can differ from thread to thread. A parallel-fiber nylon thread such as Nymo will relax a bit once its stitched, so pull it to stretch it out before you get started. A braided beading thread such as FireLine doesnt require pre-stretching.

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DOUBLED THREAD

Cutting an extra long length of thread and pulling the needle to the center so you can work with doubled thread is another way to ensure good thread tension. Youll fill the bead holes more quickly, which gives your work more structural support. When you use doubled thread, make sure the project doesnt require multiple thread passes through beads too small to accommodate them.
REINFORCING THREAD PATHS

Tension beads
Youll sometimes see instructions that start with the advice Add a tension bead. A tension bead is any bead that you string on the end of your thread to keep newly added beads from falling off. In my opinion, this is actually misnamed; although temporarily anchoring a bead at the start is a great way to stop beads from slipping off (the alternative name for this is a stop bead or stopper bead), it absolutely does not provide tension to your beadwork.

Passing through the beads after theyve been stitched in place is a great way to reinforce your beadwork and firm up the tension. Because the beads are already placed, its easier to pull your thread tight without having to hold onto newly placed beads. And, as with doubled thread, filling the bead holes with more thread passes adds body to your work.

JEAN CAMPBELL is senior editor of Beadwork magazine and a jewelry-design artist and teacher. She is also the author of Creating Glamorous Jewelry with Swarovski Elements (Creative Publishing International, 2010). Visit Jean at www.jeancampbellink.com.

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DESIGNER of the Year

TECHNIQUES
netting picot circular peyote stitch

PROJEC T LEVEL
See p. 94 for helpful technique and project-level information.

DESIGNER of the Year

Artist Kelly Wiese Name

gypsy gem bracelet


A LARGE ROUND CRYSTAL makes a brilliant centerpiece

for this striking bracelet.


1) LARGE BEZEL. Use netting to bezel the

27mm crystal: Round 1: Use 6' of thread to string 12C, leaving a 6" tail. Pass through all 12C again to form a circle; exit from the first C added. Round 2: String 9C and 3D; pass back through the second D. String 1D and 9C, then pass through the last C exited in Round 1 and the next 2C in Round 1; repeat five times for a total of 6 points. Weave through beads to exit from the sixth C added in the first point (Fig. 1 green thread). Round 3: String 3C and 3D; pass back through the second D. String 1D and 3C; pass through the last 6C added to the

Fig. 1: Stitching Rounds 24 of the large bezel

next point, through the next C from Round 1, and through the first 6C added to that point. Repeat from the beginning of this round five times to add a total of 6 small points between the original 6 points in Round 2. Weave through beads to exit from a D at the tip of the first point (Fig. 1blue thread). Round 4: String 3A, pass through the tip of the next point, string 1B, 1E, and 1B, and pass through the tip of the next point; repeat five times to connect all the points (Fig. 1red thread). Before tightening, place the 27mm crystal onto the beadwork faceup, then pull the thread snug. Repeat the thread path to reinforce. Weave through beads to exit from the second A added in this round. Round 5: String 3A, pass through the last A exited to form a picot, and weave through beads to exit from the second A of the next 3A set from Round 4; repeat five times to add a total of 6 picots. Weave through beads to exit from the second A added in the first picot (Fig. 2green thread). Round 6: String 7A and pass through the tip of the next picot; repeat five times to completely encase the crystal. Repeat the thread path to reinforce. Weave through beads to exit through the ninth C of a Round 2 point that sits next to a 3A segment from Round 4 (Fig. 2blue thread). Note: The thread should exit toward the back of the 27mm crystal. Round 7: String 3B and pass up through the nearest ninth C of the next point,

Kelly Wiese loves working from her home studio in Fort Morgan, Colorado. Spending a quiet day working with beads is always one of her great pleasures. Kelly especially enjoys working with size 15 seed beads and crystals of all shapes and sizes. This design is the perfect use for the 27mm crystals shes been stockpiling. For kits and supplies, visit Kelly's website: www.beadparlor.com.

MATERIALS
2 g violet-lined blue size 15 Japanese seed beads (A) 7 g dark-amber gold luster iris size 11 Japanese seed beads (B) 4 g purple rainbow size 11 Japanese seed beads (C) 2 g dark-purple opaque luster size 11 Japanese seed beads (D) 32 heliotrope 3mm crystal bicones (E) 2 amethyst 5mm crystal bicones (F) 2 amethyst 12mm crystal rivolis 1 amethyst 27mm round crystal pointedback cabochon Purple size D nylon beading thread Thread conditioner

TOOLS
Size 12 beading needles Scissors

FINISHED SIZE: 634" long, 114 " wide

Artists Tip
This bracelet fits best if it is snug on the wrist. The 27mm round crystal is a little heavy, and the bracelet wont turn if the fit is tight.

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Fig. 4: Adding Round 6 of a small bezel

Fig. 2: Adding Rounds 57 of the large bezel

Fig. 3: Stitching Rounds 15 of a small bezel

moving toward the front of the large crystal, to form a picot. String 1E and pass down through the nearest C, toward the back of the large crystal. Repeat around the crystal, adding a total of twelve 3B picots and twelve 3mm crystals. Weave the working thread through beads to exit from the second B added in this round (Fig. 2 red thread). Secure the tail thread, but dont trim the working thread. Set the large bezel aside.
2) SMALL BEZELS. Use netting to bezel

fourth A added in this round (Fig. 3


blue thread)
Round 5: String 5A and pass through the

two 12mm crystals:


Round 1: Use 6' of thread to string 12A,

center A of the next net from Round 4; repeat five times for a total of 30A (Fig. 3red thread). Before tightening, place a 12mm crystal onto the netting faceup, then pull the thread snug. Round 6: String 1A, 1E, and 1A and pass through the center A of the next net from Round 5; repeat five times for a total of 12A and 6E (Fig. 4). Repeat the thread path to reinforce. Secure the tail thread. Dont trim the working thread. Repeat Rounds 16 to form a second bezeled 12mm crystal.
3) CONNECTING THE CRYSTALS. Use the large bezels working thread to pass through the fourth A in a Round 4 net of a small bezel, then string 1B. Pass through the nearest E in the large bezel. String 1B, then pass through the fourth A of the next Round 4 net of the small bezel. Pass through the middle B of the next picot on the large bezel (Fig. 5). Weave through beads to the opposite side of the large bezel and repeat to attach the remaining small bezel, ensuring that the 2 small bezels are directly across from one another. Secure the thread and trim. 4) STRAPS. Peyote-stitch large ovals to form the bracelet straps:

Fig. 5: Connecting the large and small bezels

Round 1: Weave the working thread of one

leaving a 6" tail. Pass through all 12A again to form a circle; exit from the first A added (Fig. 3purple thread). Round 2: String 3A, skip the next A from Round 1, and pass through the next A; repeat five times for a total of 18A (6 nets). Weave through beads to exit from the second A added in this round (Fig. 3orange thread). Round 3: String 5A and pass through the center A of the next net from Round 2; repeat five times for a total of 30A. Weave through beads to exit from the third A added in this round (Fig. 3 green thread). Round 4: String 7A and pass through the center A of the next net from Round 3; repeat five times for a total of 42A. Weave through beads to exit from the 24
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small bezel so it exits from the fourth A in the Round 4 net that sits directly across from the large bezel connection. String 65B; pass through the fourth A of the next Round 4 net of the small bezel. String 1C, 1E, and 1C; pass through the first A exited in this round and the first B just added (Fig. 6purple thread). Round 2: Work circular peyote stitch with 1B in each stitch for a total of 32B. Weave through the nearest A on the small bezel, the 1C/1E/1C, and the next A (Fig. 6green thread). Round 3: Work circular peyote stitch with 1B in each stitch for a total of 33B. Weave through the nearest A, the 1C/1E/1C, the next A on the small bezel, and the first B added in this round (Fig. 6blue thread). Round 4: Work circular peyote stitch with 1C in each stitch for a total of 32B (Fig. 6red thread). Secure the thread and trim. Repeat the entire step on the side of the other small bezel to form the second strap.

Kelly Wiese
5) CLASP ENDS. Peyote-stitch a toggle bar and loop to form the clasp: Toggle bar: Use 3' of thread to work a strip of flat peyote stitch 18B wide and 8 rows long, leaving a 6" tail. Fold the strip so the first and last rows interlock; zip the beads together to form a seamless tube. Exit out from the end of the tube. String 1F and 1B; pass back through the F just added, then pass through the center of the tube and out the other end; repeat to embellish the other end of the tube. Repeat the thread path to reinforce. Weave through the beads that form the body of the tube to exit from the ninth B across (Fig. 7blue thread). String 3B; pass through the sixteenth C from Round 4 of one of the straps. String 1C; pass through the next C from Round 4. String 3B; pass through the last B exited on the tube. Repeat the thread path to reinforce (Fig. 7red thread). Secure the thread and trim. Loop: Begin 3' of new thread that exits

from the sixteenth C in Round 4 of the other strap. String 29B; pass through the seventeenth C in Round 4. String 1C; pass through the original C exited in this section and the first B added (Fig. 8purple thread). Work circular peyote stitch with 1B in each stitch for a total of 14B. Weave through the nearest 3C of the oval and the first 2B of the loop (Fig. 8green thread). Work circular peyote with 1B in each stitch for a total of 13B; weave through beads to exit from the first B just added (Fig. 8 blue thread). String 1A, 1C, and 1A and pass through the next B added in the previous round; repeat eleven times for a total of 12 nets (Fig. 8red thread). Secure the thread and trim.
RESOURCES Check with your local bead shop or contact: Swarovski crystals and all other materials: Beyond Beadery, (800) 840-5548, www.beyond beadery.com. Kits: Kelly Wiese, www.beadparlor.com.

Fig. 6: Stitching a strap

Fig. 8: Stitching the clasp loop

Artists Tip
Adjust the length of the bracelet by adding to or subtracting from the number of beads in the ovals on the sides of the bracelet. Just make sure to use an odd number of beads.

Fig. 7: Adding the toggle bar

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DESIGNER of the Year

TECHNIQUES
odd-count tubular peyote stitch netting square stitch

PROJEC T LEVEL
See p. 94 for helpful technique and project-level information.

DESIGNER of the Year

Cynthia Artist Rutledge Name

bubble wrap
SIMPLE, YET FABULOUS, BEADED BEADS lend

a contemporary look to this wrapped bracelet design. Use pearls to make a great button!

Cynthia Rutledge has been sharing the art of beading for eighteen years. Her focus is the use of offloom weaving to create jewelry designs that have a contemporary but timeless elegance. Passionate about history, Cynthia incorporates historical perspective in almost all of her art, transporting the viewer of her work to the world of fourteenth- to eighteenth-century Europe and the Mediterranean. She teaches around the United States and internationally, her goal being to keep the art form of beading alive and well. Please visit Cynthias website at www.cynthiarutledge.net.

MATERIALS
1) TUBE. Form a tubular peyote-stitch

Artists Tip
To get a great-looking peyote-stitch tube, make sure to stitch tightly so that the thread is less apparent between the beads, and the tube holds its shape. I find that tucking my thread behind my forefinger after tightening each stitch works best for holding the tension.

rope:
Rounds 1 and 2: Use 6' of waxed thread

to string 9A, leaving a 12" tail. Pass through the first 5A to form a circle. Place the ring over the armature. Rounds 3 and on: Work odd-count tubular peyote stitch with 1A in each stitch for the desired length. To determine the length, measure your wrist, multiply that number by 4, and subtract 1". For example, a 6" wrist would require a 23" tube (6 4 = 24 1 = 23). Note: Because this is odd-count tubular peyote stitch, the work spirals; there is no step-up for subsequent rounds. Tube end: Use the tail thread to string 1A, skip 1A, and pass through the next 3A; repeat once. String 1A; pass through the nearest up A (Fig. 1blue thread). String 1A; pass through the next up A (skipping over a decrease formed in this section); repeat once. Tighten the beads and exit from the next A (Fig. 1red thread). Dont trim the thread; set the tube aside.

15 g transparent amber AB size 15 seed beads (A) 1 g plum-lined clear size 15 seed beads (B) 1 g blue luster transparent lavender AB size 15 seed beads (C) 1 g yellow olivine-lined clear size 15 seed beads (D) 1 g purple-lined clear size 15 seed beads (E) 1 g opaque olivine AB size 15 seed beads (F) 1 g turquoise-lined clear size 15 seed beads (G) 1 g black-lined cherry size 15 seed beads (H) 1 g bronze-lined green size 15 seed beads (I) 1 g purple-lined transparent yellow size 11 seed beads (J) 1 g blue luster transparent lavender AB size 11 seed beads (K) 1 g yellow olivine-lined clear size 11 seed beads (L) 1 g purple-lined clear size 11 seed beads (M) 1 g garnet-lined green size 11 seed beads (N) 1 g plum-lined size 11 seed beads (O)

1 g turquoise-lined clear size 11 seed beads (P) 1 g cherry transparent luster size 11 seed beads (Q) 1 g bronze-lined green size 11 seed beads (R) 1 g transparent amber AB size 11 seed beads (S) 40 aqua 3mm fire-polished rounds 40 old rose AB 3mm firepolished rounds 40 dark olivine luster 3mm fire-polished rounds 40 dark garnet 3mm firepolished rounds 40 black diamond luster 3mm fire-polished rounds 40 purple AB 3mm firepolished rounds 40 smoky topaz 3mm firepolished rounds 40 dark amethyst AB 3mm fire-polished rounds 7 copper 3mm crystal pearl rounds 27 copper 6mm crystal pearl rounds 20 antique brass 6mm crystal pearl rounds Beige nylon beading thread Microcrystalline wax

TOOLS
Size 12 beading needles Scissors Thread burner (optional) Beading armature (awl, thin dowel, knitting needle, etc.) Fig. 1: Stitching the tube end

FINISHED LENGTH: 25"

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2) CLASP BUTTON. Stitch a button toggle for the clasp: Ring: Use 1' of waxed thread to string {1B and 1 copper 6mm pearl} five times. Slide the beads to the center of the thread. Tie the thread ends together to form a tight circle. Weave the working thread into the beads to reinforce; repeat with the tail thread. Secure the thread and trim. Set the ring aside. Stem: Use 112' of waxed thread to string 11A, 1J, 1 copper 6mm pearl, the pearl ring just formed, 1 copper 6mm pearl, 1A, 1J, and 1A, leaving a 6" tail. Pass back through the last 2 pearls added and the first J added in this section, then pass through the initial 11A to form a loop (Fig. 2). Repeat the thread path to reinforce. Secure the threads and trim. Set the button aside. Connector loop: Use the working thread on the tube to string 1J, 1 copper 3mm pearl, 7A, the loop of the button, 1 copper 3mm copper pearl, and 1J; pass through the A on the other side of the same tube end to form a loop and connect the button (Fig. 3blue thread). String 1J; pass back through the nearest pearl, the next 7A, and the following pearl. String 1J; pass through the initial A on the other side of the same tube end (Fig. 3red thread). Repeat the thread path to reinforce; weave through beads to exit down through a J added in this section.

Connector-loop embellishment: String

Round 2: String 1C, 3 aqua fire-polished

1J, pass up through the nearest J, and continue through beads to exit down through a J on the other side of the loop. String 1J, pass up through the nearest J, and continue through beads to exit from the first J added in this section (Fig. 4 blue thread). Square-stitch this J to the side of the tube (Fig. 4red thread). Weave through beads to exit from the second J added in this section and square-stitch it to the other side of the tube. Secure the thread and trim.
3) BEADED BEADS. Use netting to form individual beaded beads: Round 1: Use 3' of waxed thread to string 1K and 1 brass pearl five times, leaving a 6" tail. Tie a knot to form a circle that fits snugly around the beaded tube, but is loose enough to slide along the tube. Exit from 1K (Fig. 5green thread).

rounds, and 1C, then pass through the next K in Round 1; repeat four times to add a total of 5 nets. Continue through the next 2 aqua fire-polished rounds (Fig. 5blue thread). Round 3: String 1 aqua fire-polished round and pass through the firepolished round at the center of the next net in Round 2; repeat four times to add a total of 5 aqua fire-polished rounds (Fig. 5red thread). Repeat the thread path to reinforce, making sure the work still fits around the beaded tube. Exit from 1K in Round 1. Rounds 4 and 5: Repeat Rounds 2 and 3 on the other side of Round 1 to complete the beaded bead. String the beaded bead onto the tube, sliding it down the tube until it touches the buttons connector loop. Repeat the beaded beads thread path as necessary to reinforce and shape it. Note: If the beaded bead is still loose on the tube, weave through beads to exit a K in Round 1; sew straight through the beaded bead and beaded tube to exit from a K on the other side of Round 1. If the beaded bead is too tight, see tip on page 29. Repeat the thread path to reinforce. Secure the threads and trim. Repeat this entire step seven times to add a total of 8 beaded beads along the tube,

Fig. 3: Stitching the connector loop

Fig. 2: Forming the clasp button

Fig. 4: Embellishing the connector loop (shown here without button)

Fig. 5: Stitching the first half of the beaded bead

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Artists Tip
Depending on how tight the tubing was made, the beads may slide on easily. If you have problems with the first beaded bead, test the beaded beads as you make them to see if theyll fit. If not, work the beaded beads directly around the beaded tube.

spacing them at 212" intervals and using the following color palettes: Beaded bead 2: Use D, L, copper pearls, and vintage rose AB fire-polished rounds. Beaded bead 3: Use E, M, antique brass pearls, and dark olivine fire-polished rounds. Beaded bead 4: Use F, N, copper pearls, and dark garnet rounds. Beaded bead 5: Use B, O, antique brass pearls, and black diamond luster rounds. Beaded bead 6: Use G, P, copper pearls, and purple AB rounds. Beaded bead 7: Use H, Q, antique brass pearls, and smoky topaz rounds. Beaded bead 8: Use I, R, copper pearls, and dark amethyst AB rounds. Note: Make the eighth beaded bead, but dont secure it to the tube yet. It needs to be able to move while forming the tubeend decrease. For now, push it down the tube a bit to allow room for stitching the clasp loop. If it was necessary to form

the beaded beads directly on the tube, proceed with finishing the tube end and clasp loop, then stitch the eighth beaded bead directly onto the tube. Repeat the tube end of Step 1 at this end of the beaded tube.
4) CLASP LOOP. Stitch a loop for the

Fig. 6: Forming the clasp loop

clasp:
Loop: Use 2' of waxed thread to string Connector loop: Repeat the connector

1 copper 3mm pearl and 9S, leaving an 8" tail. Pass back through the pearl just added to form a teardrop-shaped loop. Knot the working and tail threads together (Fig. 6blue thread). String 1 copper 3mm pearl, 27S, and 1 copper 3mm pearl; pass back through the first pearl added in this section (Fig. 6 red thread). Holding the threads tight, test the fit around the button. Adjust the number of S in the big loop as needed. Repeat the thread path several times to reinforce. Secure the thread and trim.

loop and connector-loop embellishment from Step 2 at the open end of the tube, this time connecting to the clasp loop made in this step. Finishing: Move the eighth beaded bead to the base of the loop. Finish tightening and reweaving the thread, then attach the bead to the tube as noted in Step 3. Secure all threads and trim.
RESOURCES: Check your local bead shop or contact: Fire-polished beads, seed beads, and other supplies: www.kandrasbeads.com, (805) 489-2899. One G thread, and microcrystalline wax: Cynthia Rutledge, www.cynthiarutledge.net.

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WHAT IS AMMONITE? The beautiful cabochon in this project is fossilized ammonite, an extinct marine creature with a shell that resembles a tightly coiled rams horn.

TECHNIQUES
backstitch bead embroidery peyote stitch brick stitch wirework

PROJEC T LEVEL
See p. 94 for helpful technique and project-level information.

DESIGNER of the Year

clockwork
BEAD-EMBROIDER A PENDANT that features an

Sherry Artist Serafini Name


Sherry Serafini lectures and teaches throughout the United States and has won numerous awards for excellence in design. She has written articles for several well-known magazines, and her work has been featured on the covers of trade magazines and catalogs. Sherry is coauthor of The Art of Bead Embroidery (Kalmbach, 2007), with artist Heidi Kummli; Beading across America (Kalmbach, 2011), with Amy Katz and Paulette Baron; and author of Sensational Bead Embroidery (Lark Books, 2011). Her bead art is owned and worn by Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, American singer Fergie, and Grammy-winner Melissa Etheridge, among others. Sherry resides in Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania, with her two daughters, Erika and Nikki, and her Boston terrier, Bailey. Visit www .serafinibeadedjewelry.com.

ammonite cabochon. The result evokes a stony pocket watcha timeless design in more ways than one.

1) PENDANT BODY. Stitch a bezel and

Artists Tips
Keep your stitches tight when attaching the peyote tubes to the pendant component. If using longer fringe, dont use braided beading thread. It doesnt drape well on flowing fringe. To make a longer necklace, cut a longer length for the necklace chain.

decorative edging around the cabochon to form the body of the pendant: Base: Use the crafters adhesive to glue the cabochon to the center of the beading foundation. Let dry for 20 minutes. Bezel rounds 1 and 2: Tie a strong knot at the end of 3' of thread and place a needle at the other end. Pass through the foundation from back to front near the cabochon to start working in beaded backstitch. String 4B, slide them to the foundation, and lay them alongside the cabochon. Pass down through the foundation next to the last bead added. Pass up through the foundation between the second and third B just added, then pass through the third and fourth B. String 2B and lay them alongside the cabochon; pass down through the foundation next to the last B strung and up through the second B just added; repeat, working in backstitch around the cabochon (Fig. 1green thread). Note: This round will create the first 2 rounds of the bezel. Make sure the round contains an even number of beads. Bezel rounds 36: Work tubular peyote stitch off the backstitched beads, using 1B in each stitch for a total of 4 rounds or as many rounds as necessary so that the beadwork hugs the cabochon

Fig. 1: Stitching the bezel

(Fig. 1blue thread). Step up for each round by passing through the first bead of the current round. Bezel round 7: Work tubular peyote stitch using 1A in each stitch (Fig. 1red thread). Weave through the beads to exit down through the foundation, then weave up through the foundation to exit at the base of Round 1. Bezel round 8: Backstitch a ring of D around the base of the bezel. Secure the thread and trim. Backing: Carefully trim the excess foundation away from the beadwork. Apply a thin, even layer of glue to the back of the beadwork and press it onto the Ultrasuede. Allow to dry 20 minutes, then trim the excess Ultrasuede flush against the beadwork. Edging: Tie a strong knot at the end of 2' of thread and place a needle at the other end. Pass through the beading foundation from back to front, hiding the knot within the beadwork. Exit outside the ring of D. String 2B, sew up through the edge of the Ultrasuede and the beading foundation 2 beads width from the last point exited, then pass

MATERIALS
5 g light-bronze size 15 seed beads (A) 5 g dark-bronze size 11 cylinder beads (B) 5 g bronze-purple matte metallic size 8 seed beads (C) 5565 antique brass 3mm crystal pearl rounds (D) 4 antique brass 8mm crystal pearl rounds 1 black 1218mm flat glass teardrop 1 ammonite 48mm round stone cabochon 6" of antique brass 22mm wire 38" of antique brass 25mm textured chain 1 antique brass 11mm lobster clasp with jump ring 4 antique brass 7mm open jump rings 4 4" piece of beading foundation 4 4" piece of black Ultrasuede Smoke 6 lb braided beading thread Clear crafters adhesive Toothpicks

TOOLS
Size 11 beading needles Wire cutters Round-nose pliers Flat-nose pliers Scissors

FINISHED SIZE: 17" (NECKLACE); 6 2" (PENDANT)

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back through the second B just added. String 1B, sew up through the edge of the Ultrasuede and the beading foundation 1 beads width from the last point exited, then pass back through the B just added (Fig. 2); repeat to brick-stitch an edge around the entire bezel, connecting the Ultrasuede and the beadwork at the same time. Connect the edging ends by passing down through the first bead added, then passing up through the last bead. Secure the thread and trim.
2) TUBES. Peyote-stitch tubes to add

Fig. 2: Adding the edging

next 2B of the same row on the tube; repeat to add fringe between the 2B stitches all around the tube (Fig. 4). Secure the thread and trim. Connector wire: Form a simple loop at one end of 2" of wire. String 1C, one 8mm round, 1C, the peyote-stitched tube, 1C, one 8mm round, and 1C. Form a simple loop at the other end of the wire to secure the beads (Fig. 5). Repeat this entire step to add a second tube along the edging so it sits directly opposite the first tube.
3) TEARDROP. Center a needle on 1' of

Fig. 3: Attaching the tube to the bezel

to the sides of the pendant: Tube: Use 3' of thread to work a strip of 2-drop peyote stitch 16B wide and 12 rows long. Zip the first and last rows together to form a seamless tube. Exit from a B at the end of the tube. Attach: Place the tube so its long side touches the bezels edge beads. Pass down through an edge bead, up through the next edge bead, and through the next 2B on the tube. Repeat, passing back and forth between the tube and the pendants edge to make a secure connection. Pull tightly as you stitch, so the tube curves against the edge beads (Fig. 3). Repeat the thread path to reinforce and exit from 2B at the end of the tube, toward the beadwork. Embellish: String 1C and 1A, pass back through the C, and pass through the

thread. Secure the thread to the pendants edging so it exits from the 1B at the midpoint between the two tubes. String 8A, the teardrop, and 8A; pass back through the B just exited to form a loop (Fig. 6). Secure the thread and trim.
4) CHAINS. Add the necklace and decora-

tive chains:
Necklace chain: Cut 8" of chain and use

Fig. 4: Embellishing the tube

1 jump ring to attach one end to a simple loop on a pendant tube; use 1 jump ring to attach the other end to the lobster clasp. Repeat, this time attaching to a simple loop on the other tube and attaching a jump ring only to the other chain end. Decorative chain: Cut 5", 6", and 9" of chain. Gather one end of the chains together and connect the end links to an open simple loop on a pendant tube. Straighten the chains so they arent twisted and connect the other end chain links to the remaining open simple loop.
RESOURCES Check your local bead shop or contact: Ammonite cabochon: Gary Wilson, www .garywilsonstones.com. Seed beads, Swarovski pearls, teardrop, Lacys Stiff Stuff beading foundation, and brass findings and chain: Rings and Things, (800) 366-2156, www.rings-things.com.

Fig. 5: Adding the connector wire

Fig. 6: Adding the teardrop

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WEARING THE NECKLACE


Place the necklace around your neck with the ties in the front. Tie a square knot with the right and left ties and arrange the branches to your liking.

Artists Tip
TECHNIQUES
tubular right-angle weave picots

PROJEC T LEVEL
Please see p. 94 for helpful technique and project-level information.

The right-angle-weave tubes can be stitched flat and zipped together, but Ive found that when I stitch them using tubular right-angle weave, they are rounder and more uniform in shape.

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vision necklace
INCORPORATE RIGHT-ANGLE WEAVE AND picots to

Carol Wilcox Artist Name Wells


Carol Wilcox Wells is an artist, teacher, and author. Her two books, Creative Bead Weaving (Lark, 1996) and The Art & Elegance of Beadweaving (Lark, 2002) are among the top sellers in the bead world. Carol has also compiled two other books on bead artists, 500 Beaded Objects: New Dimensions in Contemporary Beadwork (Lark, 2004) and Masters Beadweaving: Major works by Leading Artists (Lark, 2008). Her work has been collected and exhibited internationally and has been featured in numerous publications. Carol lives in Hot Springs, North Carolina, where she is currently pursuing her creative spirit.

make a chain of stylized links for this lariat necklace. According to Carol, Vision is about seeing things differently; here, it's about trying various ways of partnering the seed beads and pearls.
1) TUBE. Stitch a right-angle-weave tube to form half of a link: Round 1, Unit 1: Use 6' of thread to string 4A, leaving a 2' tail. Pass through all the beads again to form a ring. Exit through the first 2A strung; dont tie a knot. Round 1, Units 2 and 3: String 3A, pass through the last A exited, and the first 2A just added; repeat once to form a third unit. Round 1, Unit 4: Fold the work in half. String 1A, pass down through the nearest side A in Unit 1, string 1A, and pass up through the nearest side A in Unit 4. Weave through beads to exit from the first A added in this unit. Round 2, Unit 1: String 1A, 1C, and 1A; pass through the last A exited and the first A strung in this round. Round 2, Unit 2: String 1C and 1A; pass through the next top A in Round 1 and up through the nearest side A of Unit 1. Weave through the C and A added in this unit and the next top A in Round 1. Round 2, Unit 3: String 1A and 1C; pass down through the nearest side A of the previous unit, the nearest top A in Round 1, and the first A added in this unit. Round 2, Unit 4: To connect Unit 4 to Unit 1, string 1C and pass down through the nearest A from Unit 1 in this round, the next top A from Round 1, the nearest A from Unit 3, and the C just added (Fig. 1shown tubular and flat). Round 3: Repeat Round 2, this time using all C. Rounds 4 and 5: Repeat Round 2 twice, this time using all A.
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Fig. 1: Stitching Round 2 of a links tube

MATERIALS
26 g matte khaki AB size 11 seed beads (A) 17 g transparent salmon size 11 seed beads (B) 5 g matte gold size 11 cylinder seed beads (C) 28 light green 9mm crystal pearls Size D nylon beading thread in color to match beads

TOOLS
Size 12 beading needle Scissors

FINISHED SIZE: 35"

Fig. 2: Completing Rounds 613 of a links tube

Fig. 3: Forming the first tube join

Rounds 613: Repeat Rounds 25

twice, keeping the thread tension tight (Fig. 2). Exit through a side A of the end unit. Dont trim the thread. Set the tube aside. Repeat the entire step to form a second tube.

2) TUBE JOIN. Stitch the tubes together to form an elongated rectangle: Connection 1: Lay the 2 tubes side by side with the left tubes working thread pointing down and the right tubes working thread pointing up. Use the left tubes working thread to string 1B; pass up through the right tubes A that mirrors the last A exited. String 1A and pass down through the last A exited in the left tube. Ensure that the tubes arent twisted, then repeat the connection at the other end of the tubes using the working thread from the right tube (Fig. 3).

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Connection 2: Turn the work over and

Right tube, Unit 2: Weave through beads

stitch the same connection on the other side of the tubes (Fig. 4blue thread). Weave through the 4 beads at the center of the tubes, forming another right-angle weave stitch (Fig. 4red thread). Repeat this connection at the other end of the tubes. Extension: Use the top working thread to stitch one right-angle-weave round along the top of the joined tubes using A; exit from a top bead just added. Repeat, using the bottom thread to add a round to the bottom of the tubes. Picots: Use the bottom thread to string 3B and pass through the last A exited, forming a picot. Pass through the beads just added again to reinforce; exit through the A. String 1B and pass through the next top A from the extension round; repeat once. Repeat this section three times to add a total of 4 picots at one end of the component (Fig. 5). Secure the bottom working thread and trim; dont trim any other threads.
3) TUBE EMBELLISHMENT. Use the tail threads to embellish the tubes and add the center pearl: Right tube, Unit 1: Thread a needle on the right tubes tail. Weave through beads to exit up through a side C of the nearest C unit on the front of the right tube. String 1B, pass up through the side C of the same unit to seat the B at the center of the unit (Fig. 6green thread); repeat the thread path to reinforce. Weave through beads to exit from the C unit on the other side of the tube and repeat the embellishment.

to exit up through a side C of the next C unit on the front of the right tube. Repeat the center embellishment as in Unit 1 working in the opposite direction, then add 1B to every corner of the unit (Fig. 6blue thread). Repeat on the other side of the tube. Right tube, Unit 3: Weave through beads to exit up through a side C of the next C unit on the front of the right tube. Repeat the center embellishment as in Unit 1 (Fig. 6red thread). Secure this thread and trim. Left tube: Use the left tubes tail thread to repeat the same embellishments as for the right tube. Before stitching the third embellishment, however, add a pearl to the center of the tubes. To add the pearl, exit out through the center of the second C unit on the outside of the left tube. String 1B, pass back through the center of the unit and continue through the tube to exit from the center of the C unit

on the inside of the left tube. String 1 pearl and pass through the second inside C unit on the right tube. Continue through the tube to exit from the C unit on the outside of the right tube. String 1B and pass back through the last C unit exited. Repeat the thread path to reinforce. Weave through beads to exit from the third unit on the front of the left tube and repeat the initial embellishment (Fig. 7). Dont trim the thread. Set the pearl component aside. Repeat entire step nine times to form a total of 10 links.
4) END COMPONENTS. Form 2 pearl components for the end of the chain: Tubes: Repeat Step 1. Repeat Connection 1 and Connection 2 from Step 2. Chain start: Use the working thread from one of the tubes and A to work 3 rounds of tubular right-angle weave from the center 4A at one end of the joined tubes (Fig. 8). Weave through beads to

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Fig. 4: Completing the second tube join

Fig. 5: Adding the links picots

Fig. 6: Embellishing the right tube

Fig. 7: Embellishing the left tube and adding the center pearl

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Fig. 11: Adding Round 25 of the upper cage

Fig. 8: Starting the chain for the upper cage

Fig. 9: Joining the picots and adding the pearl

Fig. 10: Stitching Rounds 3 and 4 of the upper cage

Fig. 12: Completing the lower cage

exit from an end A of one of the tubes end rounds. Repeat the Extension and Picots from Step 2 at this end of the component, avoiding the chain start. Repeat only the Extension and Picots from Step 2 at the other end of the component. Embellish: Repeat Step 3 to embellish this end component. Dont trim the thread. Repeat the entire step to form a second end component.
5) COMPONENT JOIN. Stitch the

of the end component; repeat once (Fig. 9blue thread). Repeat this entire section twice to connect the picots to the end component. Place a pearl into the cage formed by the joined tubes, then complete the last picot join to finish (Fig. 9red thread). Secure the thread and trim. Repeat the entire step to join all the links together, then finish the chain by joining the second end component.
6) TIES. Stitch branched and embellished right-angle-weave tubes to serve as ties for the necklace: Upper cage, Rounds 1 and 2: Start 6' of new thread that exits from an A at the end of the chain start tube formed in Step 4. Use B to work 2 rounds of tubular right-angle weave with 4 units per round. Upper cage, Rounds 3 and 4: Use A to work 2 rounds of tubular right-angle weave with 4 units per round (Fig. 10). Upper cage, Rounds 524: Repeat Rounds 14 eleven times for a total of 48 rounds. Note: Each color block is a segment.

components together with right-angleweave units: Position: Lay 2 components end to end, beginning with one that has a tube at the end. Place the second component with its picots in the downward position. Weave the working thread through beads to exit an end A at the top of an end component that lines up with a picot. Picot join: String 1B and pass through the point B of a second components picot. String 1B and pass through the last A exited on the end component. String 1B and pass through the next A at the top

Upper cage, Round 25: String 9B, pass

through the last A exited to form a loop, and through the first A just added (Fig. 11purple thread). String 8B; pass through the next A in Round 24, the first B of the previous loop, the 8B just added, and the next A in Round 24 (Fig. 11green thread). String 8B; pass through the eighth B added in the previous loop, the last A exited, and the first B added in this loop (Fig. 11 blue thread). String 7B; pass through the ninth B added in the first loop, the next A in Round 24, the first A added in the previous loop, and the first 4A added
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Fig. 15: Starting the branch

7) BRAN BRANCH. Lay the necklace flat on the


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in this loop (Fig Fig. 11red thread) ). Set the work aside. Lower cage, Round 1: Use 3' of thread to repeat the upper cages Round 1. Lower cage, Round 2: Repeat the upper cages Round 25. Weave through beads to exit a bottom A in Round 1. Lower cage, Round 3: String 1A and pass through the next bottom A of Round 1; repeat to add a total of 4A (Fig. 12). Secure the thread and trim. Join: Use the working thread of the upper cage to string 1B; pass through the center B of one of the loops in the lower cage. String 1B and pass through the last B exited in the upper cage. Weave through beads to exit the center B of the next loop in the upper cage. Repeat this section twice, insert a pearl (Fig. 13), then join the final loops to completely join the upper and lower cages and encase the pearl. Weave through beads to exit an A that touches the pearl in the lower cage. Pass through the pearl and an A that touches the pearl in the upper cage. Secure the thread and trim. Repeat this entire step at the other end of the necklace.

work su surface and straighten the ties so they arent are twisted. Start 4' of new thread that exits exi from the top B of the eleventh segmen segment on the right side of the right ties upper cage ca tube (Fig. 14bead A). Round 1, Unit 1: String 3B; pass through the last la B exited and the first B added in this unit u (Fig. 15green thread). Round 1, Unit 2: String 1B; pass up through throu the nearest side B on the tube and through t the 3B of Unit 1 (Fig. 15 blue thread). Round 1, Unit 3: String 1B; pass up through the nearest side B on the tube and exit the B just added (Fig. 15 red thread). Round 2: Use B to work 1 round of tubular right-angle weave off of Round 1, using the bottom B of the original unit on the tube as the fourth connection point. Rounds 314: Alternate between working 2 rounds of A and 2 rounds of B for a total of 7 color segments. Add a caged pearl as in Step 6 to the bottom of the branch (Fig. 14). Repeat to add a 5-segment branch (10 rounds) to the left side of the fifteenth segment on the tube. Secure the thread and trim. Repeat this entire step on the left tube, adding only one 5-segment branch to the right side of the fifteenth segment.

RESOURCES Check your local bead store or contact: Kits including Swarovski pearls, FireLine braided beading thread, Delica cylinder beads, and all other materials: School of Beadwork, (805) 440-2613, www.schoolofbeadwork.com.

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H AT S U M I O S H I TA N I

ON THE COVER!

Enjoy the graceful drape of a sleek, silvery necklace worked with two-hole beads in a modified version of St. Petersburg stitch.

TECHNIQUES
modified St. Petersburg stitch fringe

Option
This design can accommodate many different kinds of beads as an embellishment for the edges or the fringe.

PROJEC T LEVEL
See p. 94 for helpful technique and project-level information.

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MATERIALS

Artists Tip
The length of one 2-hole bead is about equal to 4 cylinder beads or 3 size 11 beads. Adjust the numbers, depending on the size of the beads you use.

5 g taupe-lined clear size 11 seed beads (A) 5 g steel bluelined clear size 8 seed beads (B) 10 g steel-gray matte metallic 4.5mm flat, square 2-hole beads (C) 9 misty aqua 8x10mm glass, faceted, topdrilled briolettes 2 silver 7mm split rings 1 pewter 11x34mm decorative hook-and-eye clasp Smoke 6 lb braided beading thread

1) STRAPS. Form the necklace straps

using modified St. Petersburg stitch: Unit 1: Using 9' of thread, string 1C, 3A, 1B and 3A, leaving an 8" tail. Pass back through the C using the same hole just exited to form a narrow loop and position the beads so this hole is on the left. Pass down through the right hole of the C (Fig. 1). Unit 2: String the left hole of 1C; pass up through the second group of 3C strung in Unit 1 and down through the left hole of the C just strung (Fig. 2). String 3A, 1B, and 3A; pass up through the left hole of the C just exited and the right hole of the C added in Unit 1. String 1A, 1B, and 3A; pass down through the right hole of the C added in this unit (Fig. 3). Unit 3: String the left hole of 1C, pass up through the second group of 3A on the previous unit and down through the left hole of the C just strung (Fig. 4green thread). String 3A, 1B, and 3A; pass up through the left hole of the C just exited, the right hole of the C added in the previous unit, and the next A (Fig 4blue thread). String 1B and 3A; pass down through the right hole of the C added in this unit (Fig 4red thread). Units 436: Repeat Unit 3 twenty-eight times, for a total of 31 units. On Units 32, 34, and 36, add a teardrop loop to the outer edge by replacing the 7-bead loop with the following beads: 5A, 1B, 1 teardrop, 1B, and 5A (Fig. 5). Stitch Units 33 and 35 with 7-bead loops as before. Dont trim the thread. Set the strap aside. Repeat this entire step to make a second strap.

TOOLS
Scissors Size 12 beading needle Split-ring pliers (optional) FINISHED SIZE: 19"

Fig. 1: Stitching the first unit

Fig. 2: Adding the second 2-hole bead

Fig. 3: Completing Unit 2

Fig. 4: Adding Unit 3

Fig. 5: Forming the teardrop loop

2) ASSEMBLY. Join the two straps at the necklaces center front: Row 1: Arrange the two straps in a V shape with the 7-bead loops on the outer edge. Using the working thread exiting Unit 36 on the left strap, string the left hole of 1C, pass down through the right hole of the C on Unit 36, and pass up through the left hole of the C just added (Fig. 6 blue thread). String 1A, 1B, and 1A; pass down through the right hole of the C just added. Pass up through the left hole of the Unit 36 C on the right strap, down through the right hole of the C just added, and up through the left hole of the Unit 36 C on the right strap (Fig. 6red thread).

Fig. 6: Connecting the straps

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Row 2: Pass down through the right hole

Fig. 7: Stitching Row 2

Fig. 8: Finishing the connection

of the C just exited and the next 3A on the Unit 36 gemstone loop on the right strap. String the right hole of 1C; pass down through the 3A just exited and up through the right hole of the C just added (Fig. 7purple thread). Pass up through the left hole of the C in Unit 36, down through the right hole of the C added in Row 1, and down through the left hole of the C just added (Fig. 7 green thread). String the right hole of 1C; pass down through the left hole of the C just exited and up through the right hole of the C just added (Fig. 7 blue thread). Pass up through the left hole of the C added in Row 1, down through the right hole of the C in Unit 36 on the left strap, and down through the left hole of the second C added in this row. Pass up through the upper 3A on the Unit 36 gemstone loop on the left strap and the left hole of the C in Unit 36 (Fig. 7red thread). Row 3: Pass down through the right hole on the C just exited and the left hole of the second C added in Row 2. Pass up through the right hole of the C just exited and down through the left hole of the first C added in Row 2 (Fig. 8blue thread). String the right hole of 1C; pass up through the left hole of the same C and the right hole of the second C added in Row 2. Pass down through the left hole of the first C added in Row 2, up through the right hole of the same C, and up through the left hole of the C in Unit 36 on the right side (Fig. 8 red thread).
3) FRINGE. Add 3 strands of fringe to the

Center fringe: Weave down through beads

to exit the right hole of the C added in Row 3. String 1B, 6A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 1 teardrop, 1B, and 2A. Skip 1B and 2A and pass back through the next 1B and 6A and string 1B. Pass up through the left hole of the same C exited at the start of this fringe and the right hole of the second C added in Row 2 (Fig. 9 blue thread). Left fringe: Pass down through the left hole of the same C just exited. Make this fringe to match the right fringe and pass up through the same hole exited at the start. Secure the working threads and trim (Fig. 9red thread).
4) CLASP. Attach 1 split ring to the small

loop on each half of the clasp. Thread a needle on the tail at the end of either necklace strap. String 6A and the split ring on one half of the clasp. Pass through the other hole of the same C the thread is exiting and weave through the beads at the end of the strap, following the thread path. Repeat the thread path to reinforce the connecting bead loop. Secure the thread and trim. Repeat using the tail on the other strap.
HATSUMI OSHITANI is a self-taught beader with a longstanding interest in St. Petersburg chain. Shes interested in structures and textures that she can create with seed beads. To see more of her jewelry, visit her website, www.beadingbees.net. RESOURCES Check your local bead shop or contact: Tila 2-hole square beads: Caravan Beads, (800) 230-8941, www.caravanbeads.net. Czech seed beads and findings: Shipwreck Beads, (800) 950-4232, www.shipwreckbeads.com. Briolettes and FireLine braided beading thread: Beadaholique, www .beadaholique.com.

center front:
Right fringe: Weave through beads to

Fig. 9: Adding the fringe

exit from the right hole of the first C added in Row 2. String 1B, 5A, 1B, 2A, 1B, 1 teardrop, 1B, and 2A. Skip 1B and 2A and pass back through the next 1B, 5A, and 1B. Pass up through the same hole exited at the start of this fringe (Fig. 9green thread).

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LY N N D A V Y

In the Dark Ages, British warriors made ornaments from the weapons of defeated enemies to carry their strength into the next battle. With those ancient pieces in mind, Lynn designed this necklace featuring a bezeled crystal pearl at the center of a circular pendant suspended between two supple lengths of beaded chain maille.

TECHNIQUES
tubular peyote stitch right-angle weave

PROJEC T LEVEL
See p. 94 for helpful technique and project-level information.

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2 g gunmetal size 15 Czech charlottes (A) 2 g antique gold size 15 Czech charlottes (B) 10 g gunmetal size 15 Japanese seed beads (C) 10 g bronze size 15 Japanese seed beads (D) 15 g total size 11 cylinder beads in at least 3 gray/gunmetal/matte silver shades (E) 15 g total size 11 cylinder beads in at least 3 copper/bronze/brown shades (F) 20 g gunmetal size 11 seed beads (G) 20 g bronze size 11 seed beads (H) 1 dark gray 12mm crystal pearl 1 copper 12mm crystal pearl Smoke 6 lb braided beading thread

Pendant
1) BEZEL. Use tubular peyote stitch and

Round 4: Work 1D in each stitch for a total

TOOLS
Size 12 and 15 beading needles Scissors or thread cutter FINISHED SIZE: 20" long, chain is 112" wide, pendant is 134" in diameter

Artists Tips
Use the size 12 beading needles for regular stitching and switch to size 15 needles when stitching through beads that have thread-filled holes. Dont worry too much about the tension of each individual stitch in Steps 911. The initial rounds of each ring will look uneven, but when you continue in peyote stitch and zip up the edges, the ring pulls into shape.

circular right-angle weave to stitch a bezel around the copper pearl: Rounds 1 and 2: Use 3' of thread to string {1G and 1H} eight times for a total of 16 beads, then string the copper pearl, leaving an 8" tail. Tie the working and tail threads together to form a half circle around the pearl (Fig. 1blue thread). String {1H and 1G} eight times; pass back through the first 16 seed beads added in this section. Exit from a G (Fig. 1red thread). Round 3: String 1H, skip the next H from the previous round, and pass through the following G; repeat fifteen times to add a total of 16H. Step up for the next and subsequent rounds by passing through the first bead added in the current round (Fig. 2purple thread).

of 16D (Fig. 2orange thread). Rounds 5 and 6: Work 1C in each stitch for a total of 16C in each of two rounds (Fig. 2green thread). Round 7: Work in this sequence: 1C, 1C, 1D, and 1D; repeat to add a total of 8C and 8D (Fig. 2blue thread). Round 8: Work 1B between 2D of the previous round and 1A between the other beads (Fig. 2red thread). Weave through beads to exit from a G in Round 1. Rounds 912: Repeat Rounds 36 on the other side of Round 1, this time using A instead of C for the Round 6 repeat to form Round 12. Weave through beads to exit from a G in Round 1.
2) INNER DISCS. Work circular peyote

stitch and circular right-angle weave to form a double-layer disc off the bezel for the inside of the pendant: Round 1: String 1G and pass through the next G in Bezel, Round 1; repeat fifteen times to add a total of 16G to the surface of the bezel, stitching in the ditch. Step up for the next and subsequent rounds

Fig. 1: Stitching Rounds 1 and 2 of the pendants bezel

Fig. 2: Adding Rounds 38 of the pendants bezel

Fig. 3: Stitching Rounds 14 of the pendants inner discs

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by passing through the first bead added in the current round (Fig. 3 purple thread). Round 2: String 1G, 2D, and 1G; pass through the last G exited in Round 1 and the first G just added to form the first right-angle-weave unit. *String 2H and 1G; pass through the next G in Round 1, the nearest G from the previous unit, the 2H and 1G just added, and the following G of Round 1. String 1G and 2H; pass through the nearest G in the second unit, the last G exited in Round 1, and the first G added to this unit. Repeat from * six times. String 2H and pass through the nearest G from the first unit added in this round, the final G from Round 1, the nearest G from the fifteenth unit in this round, and the first H added in this unit (Fig. 3 green thread). Round 3: Repeat Round 2, this time forming each unit with 1H at the top and 1H at the sides, stitching one unit to each H added in Round 2 to add a total of 32 units. Exit from the last H added in this round (Fig. 3blue thread). Round 4: Repeat Round 2 off the H in Round 3, this time forming each unit with 1G at the top and 1E at the sides (Fig. 3red thread). Weave through beads to exit from Round 1. Rounds 57: Repeat Rounds 24 to form a second disc of right-angle weave. Exit from a G in Round 7. Connect: Use G to connect the 2 discs with right-angle-weave units, using the G in Round 7 as the bottom bead of each unit and the corresponding G in Round 4 as the top bead of each unit (Fig. 4). Exit from a G in Round 4.
3) MIDDLE DISCS. Continue working

Round 2: String 1G and pass through the

next G from Round 1, then string 2H and pass through the following G from Round 1; repeat to add a total of 16G and 32H. Step up through the first G added in this round (Fig. 5green thread). Round 3: Add 2H at the top and 1H at the sides of the units over the 2H added in Round 2; add 1G at the top and 1H at the sides of the units over the 1G to add a total of 32 units (Fig. 5blue thread). Round 4: Add 1G at the top and 1D at the sides of each unit over each top bead added in Round 3 for a total of 48 units (Fig. 5red thread). Weave through beads to exit a G in Round 7 of the inner disc. Rounds 58: Repeat Rounds 14 to form another disc. Exit from a G in Round 8. Connect: Use G to connect the 2 discs with right-angle-weave units, using the G in Round 8 as the bottom bead of each unit and the corresponding G in Round 4 as the top bead of each unit (refer to Fig. 4). Exit from a G in Round 4.
4) OUTER DISCS. Work circular peyote stitch to form the double-layered outer portion of the pendant: Round 1: String 1H and pass through the next G in Round 4 of the middle discs; repeat to add a total of 48H. Step up for the next and subsequent rounds by passing through the first bead added in the current round. Round 2: Work 1G in each stitch for a total of 48G.

Fig. 4: Connecting the pendants inner discs

Fig. 5: Stitching Rounds 14 of the pendants middle discs

circular right-angle weave and circular peyote stitch to form the double-layered middle portion of the pendant: Round 1: Work circular right-angle weave as before, this time using 1G at the top of each unit and 1E at the sides (Fig. 5 purple thread). Exit from a G added in this round.

Artists Tip
Work carefully and make sure to keep count of the stitches, especially when making the increases in the pendant rounds. A dropped stitch can mean disaster later if you find youre trying to zip together two discs with different bead counts.

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Artists Tip
I recommend using Czech seed beads or Miyuki seed beads for this project because of their rounded shape.

Fig. 6: Adding Rounds 47 of the pendants outer discs

Fig. 7: Stitching the pendants edging

Round 3: Work 1E in each stitch for a total

Clasp
5) CLASP BEZEL. Work tubular peyote stitch to bezel the toggle clasps center: Rounds 1 and 2: Use 6' of thread to string {1H and 1G} eight times for a total of 16 beads, then string the gray pearl, leaving an 8" tail. Tie the working and tail threads together to form a half circle around the pearl (refer to Fig. 1blue thread, but the seed beads will be in reverse color order). String {1G and 1H} eight times; pass back through the first 16 seed beads added in this section. Exit from an H (refer to Fig. 1red thread, but the seed beads will be in reverse color order). Round 3: Work 1G in each stitch for a total of 16G. Step up for the next and subsequent rounds by passing through the first bead added in the current round. Rounds 4 and 5: Work 1C in each stitch for a total of 16C in each of 2 rounds. Round 6: Work 1B in each stitch for a total of 16B. Weave through beads to exit an H in Round 1. Rounds 7 and 8: Work 1G in each stitch for a total of 16G in each of 2 rounds. Rounds 912: Work 1C in each stitch for a total of 16C in each of 4 rounds.

5 3 1 8 10

6 4 2 7

9 11 12 13

Fig. 8: Bezeling the clasps pearl

of 48E. Weave through beads to exit from a G in Round 8 of the middle discs. Rounds 46: Repeat Rounds 13 to form a second peyote-stitched disc (Fig. 6 purple, green, and blue threads). Round 7: Work this sequence: 1G, 1G, and 1H. Repeat to add a total of 48 beads (Fig. 6red thread). Zip: Place the beads of Rounds 3 and 7 together so they interlock. Zip these beads together to form a seamless edge. Exit from a Round 7 bead. Edge: String 2B and pass through the next bead in Round 7; repeat twenty-eight times for a total of 58B. Weave through beads to exit from 2 more beads down the edge of Round 7. String 2B and pass through the next bead in Round 7; repeat once to add a total of 4B. Weave through beads to exit from 2 more beads down the edge of Round 7. String 2B and pass through the next bead in Round 7; repeat five times to add a total of 12B. Weave through beads to exit 2 more beads along the edge of Round 7. String 2B and pass through the next bead in Round 7; repeat once to add a total of 4B. Secure the thread and trim the tail, but not the working thread (Fig. 7).

Fig. 9: Adding the loop catch on the toggle clasp

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Rounds 9 and 10: Repeat Rounds 7 and 8.

6 4

Round 11: Work 1H in each stitch for a

5 3 2 1 7 8 9 10
Fig. 10: Stitching Round 11 of the clasps disc Fig. 11: Forming Rounds 110 of the clasps ring

total of 32H (Fig. 10).


Zip: Place the beads of Rounds 8 and 11

Round 13: Work 1B in each stitch for a

Rounds 5 and 6: Repeat Rounds 3 and 4 to

together so they interlock. Zip these beads together to form a seamless edge. Exit from an H in Round 11. Edge: Work 26 stitches with 2A in each stitch for a total of 52A. Skip 2 stitches, then work 2 stitches with 2A in each stitch. Secure the thread and trim the tail thread, but leave the working thread attached. Set the toggle aside.
7) CLASP RING. Work a tubular peyotestitched ring to attach to the toggle clasp: Rounds 1 and 2: Use 3' of thread to string 60C, leaving a 6" tail. Tie the working and tail threads together to form a loose circle. Round 3: String 1C, skip 1C from the previous round, and pass through the next C; repeat to add a total of 30C. Step up for the next and subsequent rounds by passing through the first bead added in the current round. Round 4: Work 1D in each stitch for a total of 30D. Rounds 5 and 6: Work 1E in each stitch for a total of 30E in each of 2 rounds. Note: Choose a different bead color for each round. Weave through beads to exit from Round 2. Rounds 79: Repeat Rounds 46. Round 10: Work 1H in each stitch for a total of 30H (Fig. 11).

total of 16B. Weave through beads to exit 1H in Round 2 (Fig. 8). Round 14 (loop catch): String 2C and pass through the next G in Round 2; repeat, stitching in the ditch, to add a total of 32C. Step up through the first C added in this round (Fig. 9blue thread). Round 15: Working with very tight tension, string 1A and pass through the next C in Round 14, then string 1B and pass through the following C in Round 14; repeat to add a total of 16A and 16B (Fig. 9red thread). Note: This ring of beads will hold the clasp ring in place when the necklace is fastened. Weave through beads to exit from Round 10.
6) CLASP DISC. Work circular peyote stitch and circular right-angle weave off the bezel to complete the toggle clasp: Round 1: String 1E and pass through the next C in Round 10; repeat to add a total of 16E. Step up for the next and subsequent rounds by passing through the first bead added in the current round. Round 2: Work circular peyote stitch with 1H in each stitch for a total of 16H. Round 3: Work circular right-angle weave with 2G at the top of each unit and 1G at the sides for a total of 16 units. Round 4: Work circular right-angle weave off each top G added in Round 3, with 1G as the top of each unit and 1C at the sides, for a total of 32 units. Weave through beads to exit from Round 2.

form a second layer of beadwork. Weave through beads of Rounds 4 and 3, exit a bead of Round 2, and repeat Rounds 3 and 4 to make a double-layered disc, as with the pendant. Connect: Use G to connect the 2 discs with right-angle-weave units, using the G in Round 6 as the bottom bead of each unit and the corresponding G in Round 4 as the top bead of each unit (refer to Fig. 4). Exit from a G in Round 4.

Artists Tip
This is a major project, so take time to read through the instructions to figure out the different stages. You dont have to do it all in the order stated: for example, you might prefer to work the chain maille sections first and then the pendant and clasp. But you do need to have a clear idea of how it all connects together.

Round 7: String 1E and pass through the

next top G in Round 4; repeat to add a total of 32E. Round 8: Work 1D in each stitch for a total of 32D. Weave through beads to exit Round 6.

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Artists Tip
Dont use matte gray size 15 seed beads for color C. The matte finish tends to loosen the tension and causes the rings to lose their shape.

Fig. 12: Adding a connector loop to the pendant

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Fig. 13: Stitching a large ring

Zip: Place the beads of Rounds 6 and 11

Round 5: Work 1D in each stitch for a total

together so they interlock. Zip these beads together to form a seamless edge. Exit from an H in Round 10. Embellishment: Work 2 stitches with 2A in each stitch for a total of 4A. Secure the tail thread, but dont trim the working thread. Set the ring aside.

Straps
8) CONNECTOR LOOPS. Add tubular peyote-stitched loops to the edge of the pendant and to the clasp halves: Rounds 1 and 2: Use the pendants working thread to weave through beads to exit from Round 7 of the outer disc, toward one of the unembellished gaps (Fig. 12a). String 23D and pass through the bead on the other side of the 4B-embellished edge to form a loop (Fig. 12b). Weave through beads to exit the first bead exited in this step and the first D added. Round 3: String 1D, skip 1D from the previous round, and pass through the following D; repeat ten times to work 11 peyote stitches. Pass through the nearest Round 7 bead of the outer disc to step up for the next round. Round 4: Work IF in each stitch for a total of 12F. Weave through beads to exit from the first F added in this round.

of 11D. Weave through beads to exit the first D in Round 2. Rounds 68: Repeat Rounds 35 on the other side of the loop (Fig. 12purple, green, and blue threads). Round 9: Work 1H in each stitch for a total of 12H (Fig. 12red thread). Zip: Place the beads of Rounds 5 and 9 together so they interlock. Zip these beads together to form a seamless edge. Weave through beads to exit from the next set of gaps along the edge of the pendant. Repeat the entire step to add another connector loop to the other side of the pendant. Secure the thread and trim. Repeat the entire step to add connector loops to the edge of each clasp half, this time only adding 1 loop to the edge of each clasp half and substituting D, F, and H with C, E, and G.
9) LARGE RING. Work tubular peyote

passing through the first bead added in the current round. Round 4: Work 1F in each stitch for a total of 21F. Round 5: Work 1F, 1H, or a pattern of both in each stitch for a total of 21 beads. Weave through beads to exit from Round 1. Rounds 6 and 7: Repeat Rounds 4 and 5. Round 8: Work 1H in each stitch for a total of 21H (Fig. 13). Zip: Place the beads of Rounds 8 and 5 together so they interlock. Zip these beads together to form a seamless edge. Secure the thread and trim. Set the ring aside. Repeat to make a total of 24 large rings in this bronze colorway, varying the colors of the cylinder beads as desired. Then repeat to make a total of 24 large rings in a gray colorway, substituting D, F, and H for C, E, and G.
10) CHAIN MAILLE. Stitch new rings to connect rings from the previous step into a European 4-in-1 chain maille pattern to form a strap: Connection 1: Use 3' of thread to string 42C and 4 bronze rings from Step 9, leaving a 6" tail. Tie the working and tail threads together to form a loose circle. Repeat Rounds 38 in Step 9 using the

stitch to form rings for the necklace strap:


Rounds 1 and 2: Use 3' of thread to string

42D, leaving a 6" tail. Tie the working and tail threads together to form a loose circle. Round 3: String 1D, skip 1D from the previous round, and pass through the next 1D; repeat to add a total of 21D. Step up for the next and subsequent rounds by

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gray colorway; zip the ring, secure the thread, and trim. Connection 2: Lay out the connected rings as shown in Figure 14. Use 3' of thread to pass through 2 new bronze rings and the 2 right-hand connected rings, passing down through the upper ring and up through the lower ring. String 42C, tie the beads into a circle (Fig. 15), and stitch another large gray ring linking the two new bronze rings to the previously connected ones. Connections 313: Repeat Connection 2 to form a strap of beaded chain maille 11 rings long, then add an extra gray ring to connect the first pair of bronze rings and an extra gray ring to connect the final pair of bronze rings. Set the strap aside. Repeat this entire step using D, F, and H to connect the large gray rings.
11) SMALL RING. Work tubular peyote

Fig. 14: Setting up for Connection 2

stitch to form small rings that attach the straps to the connector loops: Rounds 1 and 2: Use 3' of thread to string 30D, leaving a 6" tail. Pass through the gray ring at the end of the bronze chain maille strip and through one connecting lug on the pendant. Knot the working and tail threads together to form a circle. Round 3: String 1D, skip 1D from the previous round, and pass through the next D; repeat to add a total of 15D. Step up through the first D added in this round. Round 4: Work 1F in each stitch for a total of 15F. Weave through beads to exit from Round 2. Rounds 5 and 6: Repeat Rounds 3 and 4. Round 7: Work 1H in each stitch for a total of 15H. Zip: Place the beads of Rounds 4 and 7 together so they interlock. Zip these beads together to form a seamless edge. Secure the thread and trim.

Fig. 15: Beginning the second connection

Repeat to make a second identical small ring in the same place. Repeat the entire step to connect the gray chain maille strip to the other side of the pendant, this time using C, E, and G to form 2 small bronze rings. Check the length of the necklace and add more large rings to the end of each chain maille strip as necessary. Repeat this step to connect one clasp half to the open end of each chain maille strip.

LYNN DAVY lives in the United Kingdom and is constantly seeking new ways to put seed beads together. She thanks Laura McCabe for showing her how to make a peyote ring. It certainly started something. RESOURCES Check your local bead store or contact: Czech charlottes: Just Let Me Bead, www .justletmebead.com. Czech seed beads and Delica cylinder beads: Land of Odds, (615) 292-0610, www .landofodds.com. Pearls and FireLine: Fire Mountain Gems, (800) 355-2137, www.firemountaingems.com.

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Brilliant Bezels
SURROUND CRYSTALS AND STONES WITH YOUR FAVORITE STITCHES
Melinda Barta, Senior Editor
The herringbone-stitch bezel.

Are you ready to enhance your jewelry-making skills by creating beautiful bezels for rivolis, cabochons, buttons, and more? In my newest Beadwork DVD, How to Stitch Beaded Bezels with Peyote, Herringbone, and More, Ill show you the fastest and easiest ways to use your favorite stitches to frame the crystals and stones you love to wear. Heres a sneak preview, featuring an elegant bezel worked in herringbone stitch. Enjoy!

MATERIALS & TOOLS


Size 15 Japanese seed beads Size 11 Japanese seed beads Crystal rivoli 6 lb braided beading thread Size 10 beading needle Scissors

TECHNIQUES
Tubular herringbone stitch Ladder stitch Circular peyote stitch

Figure 1: Ladder-stitch a strip of size 11 seed beads 1 bead high (shown with white beads) and long enough to surround your rivoli. Make sure you have an even number of beads; its always better for your ring to be a tad loose than too tight. Join the first and last beads to form a ring. In this example, Ive started with a base ring of 28 size 11s to surround an 18mm crystal rivoli.

Exit the top of the strip and string 2 size 15 seed beads (shown with green beads); pass down through the next size 11. String 2 size 15s (shown with purple beads); pass up through the following size 11. Repeat around the ring to add pairs of size 15s on both the top and bottom edges. Step up through the first bead added. Note: The beads shown in green form the first round of herringbone stitch on the front of the bezel; the beads shown in purple form the first round of herringbone stitch on the back.

Back view of the herringbone-stitch bezel.

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Figure 2: Use size 15s to work a second round of tubular herringbone stitch with 2 beads in each stitch. Work a third round, adding 3 size 15s in each stitch (shown with purple beads). Exit the bead at the tip of one of the 3-bead sets just added. String 1 size 11 and pass through the tip of the next 3-bead set. Repeat around, using tight tension to cause the beadwork to cup. Note: If this inside ring needs to be tighter to better encase the rivoli, work this round with size 15 beads, or alternate size 15s and size 11s.

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WITH M E L I N DA B A R TA

Figure 4: First familiarize yourself with Fig. 4, below; we are now looking at a partial birds-eye view of the back of the bezel. Note that the green and blue beads of Fig. 4 were added in Fig. 3. The purple beads of Fig. 4 were stitched in Fig. 1. Insert the bezel facedown and work 2 rounds of circular peyote stitch to close the bezel, using 2 size 15s in each stitch for the first round and 1 size 15 in each stitch for the final round (both rounds shown with white beads). Secure the thread and trim.

MAGAZ PRESEN TED BY

INE

Master the art of bezeling crystals and stones of all shapes and sizes. In addition to herringbone and peyote stitches, youll also learn how to create custom focals using right-angle weave and netting in this private lesson with Melinda.

Figure 3: Weave down through beads to exit a size 15 (shown with purple beads) in the back of the bezels first herringbone round. *String 1 size 15 (shown with green beads); pass through the next size 15 of the previous round. String 1 size 11 (shown with blue beads); pass through the next size 15. Repeat from * to add 1 size 15 between each herringbone-stitch pair and 1 size 11 between the herringbonestitch columns.

Now, what will you do with your bezeled rivoli? The possibilities are endless. Share your results with us at beadwork @interweave.com.

MELINDA BARTA is senior editor of Beadwork, author of the best-selling books Custom Cool Jewelry and Hip to Stitch, and coauthor of Mixed Metals (Interweave, 20052009). See her Custom Cool department in each issue of Beadwork and her other video workshops, including Beadwork: Peyote StitchBasics and Beyond and Beadwork: Herringbone StitchBasics and Beyond. Visit www .melindabarta.com.

Visit interweavestore.com for more on How to Stitch Beaded Bezels with Peyote, Herringbone, and More. Plusdont miss Custom Cool, page 16, to learn to make beaded clasps, as featured in Melindas DVD How to Stitch Custom Clasps: Finish Beaded Designs with Creative Closures.

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pearlvescent
KELLI RAE BURNS

This substantial bracelet is deceivingly straightforward to make: the ridges are made individually along a base, then connected together with bicones.

TECHNIQUES
ladder stitch variation herringbone stitch

PROJEC T LEVEL
See p. 94 for helpful technique and project-level information.

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MATERIALS
2 g purple iris size 15 seed beads (A) 2 g antique gold size 15 seed beads (B) 4 g purple iris size 11 seed beads (C) 34 antique gold 4.5mm flat, square 2-hole beads (D) 66 violet 3mm crystal bicones 34 eggplant 4mm crystal pearls 1 gold 7mm round magnetic clasp Smoke 6 lb braided beading thread Purple nylon beading thread

1) BRACELET SEGMENTS. Stitch together square 2-hole beads to form a base and add beaded prongs to hold the pearls: Base: Use 4' of braided beading thread to form a ladder-stitched strip 34D long, leaving a 6" tail. Exit from the right hole of the last bead (Fig. 1). Secure the threads and trim. Stitches 1 and 2: Start 6' of purple thread that exits the left hole of the first base D. String 1C, 2B, and 1C; pass down through the right hole of the D just exited (Fig. 2blue thread). Repeat on the other edge of the D, then pass

through the first 1C and 1B added in this section (the first stack) (Fig. 2 red thread). Stitches 3 and 4: String 4A; then pass through 1B, 1C, the right hole of 1D, 1C, and 1B (the second stack); repeat, passing through the 1C, 1B, and 2A of the first stack on the first side (Fig. 3). Stitches 5 and 6: String 1B, 1C, 3B, 1C, and 1B; pass through the second stack on the first side, the D, and the first stack on the second side. Repeat, exiting the first C just added in the first stack on the first side (Fig. 4).

TOOLS
Scissors Size 11 beading needles Chain-nose pliers FINISHED SIZE: 7"

Back view

Fig. 1: Ladder-stitching the 2-hole beads together

Fig. 2: Weaving Stitches 1 and 2

Artists Tips
When adding the pearls, dont let the thread flip over the tops of the size 15s used at the top of the herringbone-stitch prongs. When working the prongs and adding the pearls, the pearl loops will begin to fall backward. Once you insert the crystals, the pearl loops will stand up and fan out. For a different look, use 2mm Czech fire-polished rounds in place of the 3mm bicones.

Fig. 3: Adding Stitches 3 and 4

Fig. 4: Forming Stitches 5 and 6

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Artists Tips
When adding the bicones to join the herringbone-stitched prongs, you may need chain-nose pliers to pull the needle down through the seed beads past the square bead. Dont use doubled thread; multiple passes through the beads will make the bead holes impassable.

Fig. 5: Adding a pearl

Fig. 6: Embellishing with bicones

Fig. 7: Adding the clasp

Adding the pearl: String 1 pearl, pass

down through the last C added in the second stack on the second side and up through the first C added in the second stack on the second side; pass back through the pearl and pass up through the 1C in the second stack on the first side (Fig. 5). Weave through beads to exit from the left hole of the next base D. Repeat Stitches 16 and add the pearl on each D bead. Secure the threads and trim.
2) FINISHING. Embellish with crystals

and add the clasp:


Bicones: Start 2' of braided beading thread

that exits down through the B of the second stack on the final base D. String 1 bicone; pass up through the mirror

B of the next stack and down through the nearest B of the following stack in the next segment (Fig. 6). Repeat to add a total of 33 bicones. Repeat the entire section on the other side of the bracelet. Weave through beads to exit from the last bicone added toward the end of the bracelet underneath the pearl. Clasp: String 2C, one half of the clasp, and 2C; pass through the end bicone on the opposite side of the segment. Weave through beads to exit the bicone first exited in this section (Fig. 7). Repeat the thread path several times to reinforce. Repeat this section on the other end of the bracelet, attaching the other half of the clasp. Secure the threads and trim.

KELLI RAE BURNS, owner of The Hole Bead Shoppe in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, has been beading for almost ten years. She sells kits for her designs on her website and at major bead shows. Contact Kelli at theholebeadshoppe@aol.com. RESOURCES Check your local bead shop or contact: Miyuki Tila beads, Toho seed beads, KO thread, FireLine braided beading thread, Mag-lok clasps, and all other materials: The Hole Bead Shoppe, www.theholebeadshoppe.com.

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jeweled backlace
ALICIA SHEMS

Originally created to complement a dress by fashion designer Maya Meirav, this special piece adds drama whether worn with the focal in front or back.

TECHNIQUES
backstitch bead embroidery three-drop tubular peyote stitch right-angle weave variation two-needle right-angle weave spiral-rope variation fringe square stitch

PROJEC T LEVEL
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1) FOCAL PIECE. Prepare the cabochon

and bead-embroider a bezel to form the focal piece: Backing: Glue the cabochon to the Ultrasuede; let dry 20 minutes. Trim the Ultrasuede to 2 beads width wider than the cabochon. Rounds 1 and 2: Tie a knot at the end of 3' of thread and pass through the Ultrasuede from front to back, at the edge of the cabochon. String 1F, 1J, and 1F; backstitch along the edge of the cabochon on the reverse side of the Ultrasuede (Fig. 1). Continue backstitching with 1F/1J/1F to encircle the cabochon with beads, making sure to add an even number of bead sets. Step up through the first F/J/F added in these rounds. Round 3: String 1F, 1J, and 1F, skip 1F/1J/1F from the previous round and pass through the next 1F/1J/1F; repeat to work three-drop peyote stitch with 1F/1J/1F in each stitch, pulling tightly with each stitch so the Ultrasuede tucks against the edge of the cabochon and under the current round. Step up through the first 3 beads added in this round (Fig. 2green thread). Rounds 4 and 5: Work 1F/1J/1F in each stitch for a total of 2 rounds. Step up for each round through the first 3 beads added in the current round (Fig. 2blue

thread). If necessary for the depth of the cabochon, repeat these rounds until the beadwork reaches the top edge of the stone. Rounds 6 and 7: Work 1G/3B/1G in each stitch for a total of 2 rounds (Fig. 2red thread). Step up for each round through the first 5 beads added in the current round. Repeat the thread path again to reinforce. Secure the thread and trim. Set the focal piece aside.
2) PENTAGON CHAIN. Work a right-

MATERIALS
5 g teal luster opaque size 15 charlottes (A) 2 g raspberry metallic size 14 or 15 seed beads (B) 2 g gunmetal size 14 or 15 seed beads (C) 5 g each size 11 cylinder beads in teal-lined amber (D), gold-lined teal (E), and blacklined teal AB (F) 10 g each size 11 seed beads in silver-lined sapphire (F), gunmetal (G), and raspberry bronze metallic (H) 10 g total mixed size 8 seed beads in metallic gray, silver, and purple (I) 20 g bronze AB 4mm bugle beads (J) 250 mixed 3mm fire-polished rounds in emerald, bronze, gunmetal, and indigo AB (K) 75 bronze 4mm fire-polished rounds (L) 25 total mixed 56mm pearl rounds and faceted pearl rounds in olive and bronze (M) 2 gunmetal AB 510mm pressed-glass teardrops 2 Colorado topaz 3mm crystal bicones 2 Peruvian opal 1418mm drop beads 1 turquoise 3238mm cabochon 3 3" piece of light gray Ultrasuede Smoke 8 lb braided beading thread Clear strong crafters glue

angle-weave variation with pentagonal units to form a chain for holding the focal: Row 1, Unit 1: Start 6' of new thread that exits from 1F/1J/1F in Round 1 at the corner of the focal. String {1G, 1J, 1G, 1F, 1J, 1F} twice. Pass through the last 1F/1J/1F exited on the focal and the first 6 beads just added (Fig. 3 blue thread). Row 1, Unit 2: String {1G, 1J, 1G, 1F, 1J, 1F} twice; pass through the last 3 beads exited in the previous unit and the first 6 beads added in this unit (Fig. 3 red thread). Row 1, Units 3end: Repeat Unit 2 for 18" or to the desired length. Fringe end: String 1G, 1J, 1G, 1L, 1F, 1J, 1F, 1L, 1M, 1L, 1F, 1J, 1F, 1M, 1F, 1J, 1F, 1G, 1J, 1G, 1 opal drop, 1G, 1J, 1G, 1F, 1J, and 1F; pass back through the last M added. String 1G, 1J, and 1G and pass back through the next L/M/L. String 1G, 1J, and 1G and pass back through the following L. String 1F, 1J,

TOOLS
Scissors Size 11 or 12 beading needles FINISHED SIZE: 40"

Fig. 1: Stitching Rounds 1 and 2 of the cabochon bezel


7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Fig. 2: Adding Rounds 37 of the cabochon bezel

Fig. 3: Adding Units 1 and 2 of the pentagonal chain

Fig. 4: Forming the pentagonal chains fringe end

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and 1F; pass through the next 3-bead side of the final unit in Row 1 (Fig. 4). Secure the thread and trim. Row 2, Unit 1: Start 6' of new thread that exits through a 3-bead set at the top of a pentagonal unit about 10" from the fringe end, away from the focal. String 1F, 1J, 1F, 1G, 1J, 1G, 1F, 1J, and 1F, 1G, 1J, and 1F; pass through the top 3 beads of the last unit exited, the 12 beads just added, and the next 6 beads along the edge of Row 1 (Fig. 5green thread). Row 2, Unit 2: String 1G, 1J, and 1G twice; pass through the nearest 3-bead side of the previous unit, the next 6 beads along the edge of Row 1, and the first 3 beads just added (Fig. 5blue thread). Row 2, Unit 3: String 1G, 1J, 1G, 1F, 1J, 1F, 1G, 1J, and 1G; pass through the next 3 beads along the edge of Row 1, the nearest 3-bead side of the previous unit, all the beads added in this unit, and the next 6 beads along the edge of Row 1 (Fig. 5red thread). Row 2, Units 4 to end: Repeat Row 2, Units 2 and 3, to the end of Row 1. Attach the final unit to the focal by incorporating the next 3 beads from the focals Round 2 in the unit. Freeform units: Work rows of pentagonal units along both sides of Rows 1 and 2 in a freeform manner, connecting to the focal, but tapering and shaping as desired to form a pleasing shape. Secure the thread and trim. Repeat this entire step to form a chain on the other side of the focal. Note: The

necklace looks especially nice if the sides are asymmetrical.


3) SPIRAL ROPE. Stitch a spiral rope to connect the ends of the pentagonal chain: Stitch 1: Attach a tension bead at the end of 6' of thread, leaving an 8" tail. String 2I (core beads) and 5D; pass up through the 2I and push the D to the left (Fig. 6green thread). Stitch 2: String 1I, 1A, 5H, and 1A; pass up through the last 3 core beads and push the A/H/A to the right (Fig. 6blue thread). Stitch 3: String 5D; pass up through the last 2 core beads and push the D to the left (Fig. 6red thread). Stitch 4: String 1L, 1A, 6H, and 1A; pass up through the last 3 core beads (including the L) and push the A/H/A to the right (Fig. 7purple thread). Stitch 5: String 7D; pass up through the last 3 core beads and push the D to the left (Fig. 7green thread). Stitch 6: String 1I, 1A, 6H, and 1A; pass up through the last 3 core beads and push the A/H/A to the right (Fig. 7blue thread). Stitch 7: String 7D; pass up through the last 3 core beads and push the D to the left (Fig. 7red thread). Stitches 811: Repeat Stitches 6 and 7 twice. Stitch 12end: Repeat Stitches 411 to form a 17" rope or to the desired length. At about 5", start blending D into E,

then at 11", blend E into F. Leave at least 8" of working thread at the end of the rope. Set aside.
4) RIGHT-ANGLE-WEAVE CHAIN. Work two-needle right-angle weave to form a decorative chain: Unit 1: Place a needle on each end of 6' of thread. On the left needle string 1K, 2G, and 1K and slide them to the middle of the thread. On the right needle string 2G, slide them to the other beads, and pass back through the last K strung to form the first right-angle-weave unit. Units 24: On the left needle string 2G and 1K. On the right needle string 2G and pass back through the last K strung to form another unit. Repeat twice to form a total of 4 units. Unit 5: On the left needle string 2G and 1L. On the right needle string 2G and pass back through the last L strung. Units 611: On the left needle string 2G and 1K. On the right needle string 2G and pass back through the last K strung. Repeat the unit five times for a total of 6 units. Unit 12: On the left needle string 1C, 2G, 1C, and 1M. On the right needle string 1C, 2G, and 1C and pass back through the last M strung. Unit 13: On the left needle string 1C, 2G, 1C, and 1K. On the right needle string

Fig. 5: Working Row 2 of the pentagonal chain

Fig. 6: Starting the spiral rope with Stitches 13

Fig. 7: Adding Stitches 47 of the spiral rope

Fig. 8: Stitching the first segment of the right-angle-weave chain

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Fig. 9: Adding the right-angle-weave chains end

2G and pass back through the last K strung (Fig. 8). Repeat Units 213 seventeen times to add a total of 18M, then repeat Units 210. First chain end: On the left needle string 5G. On the right needle string 4G and pass through the last G added on the left needle. Pair the needles to string 1M, 1G, 1K, 1L, 1G, 2 bicones, 1G, and 1K. On the left needle string 4C and 1 glass teardrop. On the right needle string 4C and pass back through the teardrop (Fig. 9). Secure both threads and trim. Second chain end: Cut 1' of thread and place a needle at each end. Pass one needle through the K on Unit 1 of the right-angle-weave chain and slide the chain to the center of the thread. Repeat the first chain end.
5) ASSEMBLY. Stitch the chains together

Artists Tips
This piece can be worn either in the front or the back of a dress. Alicia uses a needle and thread to backstitch it into the dress so it wont slip while she's wearing it. When she's done, she snips the thread while keeping the piece intact. You can also pin it in place with small decorative or safety pins from underneath the clothing. Another option is to tie the ends together. This piece is meant to be asymmetrical, so the lengths of both sides dont need to be equal. Just check periodically to see if you like how the piece hangs. The backlace/necklace shown is designed so that one side is longer than the other and the cabochon sits off to one side.

to complete the necklace:


Position: Arrange all the chains in nesting

U shapes with the pentagonal chain on the bottom, the right-angle weave chain in the center, and the spiral rope on top. Note: Staggering the ends adds to the asymmetrical quality of the necklace (Fig. 10). Connect: Use the remaining thread from the spiral rope to stitch the ends to one side of the right-angle-weave chain, taking care the chains arent twisted. Weave through the right-angle-weave chain to the other side of the spiral-rope connection and secure the right-angle-weave chain to the top of a unit on the pentagonal chain. Taking care that the chains arent twisted, repeat to connect the other end of the spiral rope and the pen-

tagonal chain to the other end of the right-angle-weave chain (Fig. 11). Secure all threads and trim.
Always an admirer of art, ALICIA SHEMS launched her career as a mixed-media artist after becoming a mother. After more than ten years of classes and experimentation, she now focuses on wearable art and wall art constructed almost exclusively of fiber and beads. Alicias work is currently being shown at Joy! in Newton Highlands, Massachusetts, at The Store in the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, and in several other galleries and art shows. Thanks to Jeanie Kachoris for the cabochon bezeling technique.

Fig. 10: Positioning the chains

RESOURCES Check your local bead shop or contact: Delica cylinder beads, seed beads, bugle beads, fire-polished beads, pearls, and FireLine braided beading thread: Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, www.firemountaingems.com. Drops and stones: Ancient Moon, www.ancientmoon.com.
Fig. 11: Connecting the chains

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bring on the bezels


CSILLA CSIRMAZ

Yes, you can bezel flat-back rhinestones! And since theyre so lightweight, theyre the perfect choice for dramatic earrings.

TECHNIQUES
tubular peyote stitch square stitch

PROJEC T LEVEL
See p. 94 for helpful technique and project-level information.

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1) BEZELS. Use seed beads and cylinder

beads to work tubular peyote-stitch bezels around the rhinestones: Rounds 1 and 2: Use 2' of thread to string 20B, leaving a 6" tail. Tie a knot to form a circle and pass through the first 2B strung (Fig. 1green thread). Round 3: String 1A, skip 1B previously strung, and pass through the next B; repeat to add a total of 10A. Note: Step up for each new round by passing through the first bead added in the current round (Fig. 1blue thread). Round 4: Work 1A in each stitch for a total of 10A. Weave through beads to exit from Round 1 (Fig. 1red thread). Rounds 5 and 6: Place 1 rhinestone in the beadwork so Rounds 3 and 4 touch the front. Repeat Round 3 twice, using tight tension so the beads enclose the rhinestone. Secure the threads and trim (Fig. 2). Repeat this step seven times for a total of 8 bezels.

2) ASSEMBLY. Join the bezels and attach an ear wire and briolette: Join bezels: Start 3' of new thread that exits Round 1 or 2 in 1 bezel. Lay out the bezels using Fig. 3 as a guide and square-stitch together the Bs that touch, passing through the beads of Rounds 1 and 2. Note: There are places where beads of Round 1 are connected to beads of Round 2; thats fine, the beadwork will still lie flat when complete. Fig. 3 is a guide; leave more or fewer Rounds 1 and 2 beads between the square-stitch connection points as needed. Repeat the thread path to reinforce. Attach ear wire: Weave the working thread through Rounds 1 and 2 so the thread exits 3 beads away from the top 1B. String 3A, 1 ear wire, and 4A; pass through the third B from the top on the other side (Fig. 4). Repeat the thread path to reinforce. Secure the thread and trim.

MATERIALS
3 g 24k gold size 15 seed beads (A) 2 g 24k gold size 11 cylinder beads (B) 16 volcano SS34 (about 7mm) flat-back round crystal rhinestones 2 vitrail light 12x24mm crystal briolettes 2 gold-filled 34" french ear wires Gold size B nylon beading thread

TOOLS
Scissors Size 12 beading needles FINISHED SIZE: 314"

Fig. 1: Forming Rounds 14 Fig. 4: Attaching an ear wire

Fig. 2: Bezeling the back of the rhinestone Fig. 3: Joining the bezels

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Fig. 5: Adding anchor beads for the briolette

Fig. 6: Attaching a briolette

Add anchor beads: Start 12" of new

thread that exits up through 1B of Round 2 on a bottom bezel, just below the square-stitch connection point. Add 1A to the inside of each bottom bezel to act as anchor beads for the briolette bail (Fig. 5). Add briolette: Exiting down through the last anchor bead added, string 5A, 1 briolette, and 5A; pass down through the first anchor bead added (Fig. 6blue thread). String 4A; pass back through the fifth A added in this section and the briolette. String 5A; pass down through the second anchor bead (Fig. 6red thread). Repeat the thread path to reinforce. Secure the thread and trim.
3) Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for a second

earring.
CSILLA CSIRMAZ has been making beaded jewelry for five years. Her favorite beads include Japanese seed beads and crystals, but she hopes to learn to make her own lampwork beads one day. By nationality Hungarian, she now lives in London. Visit her website, www.beadtimes.co.uk, and email her at shilabead@gmail.com. RESOURCES Check your local bead shop or contact: Swarovski rhinestones and briolettes, Nymo nylon beading thread, Delica cylinder beads, and all other materials: Fire Mountain Gems, www .firemountaingems.com. Swarovski rhinestones and briolettes and ear wires (U.K. source): E Beads, www.e-beads.co.uk. Seed beads and Delica cylinder beads (U.K. source): Charisma Beads, www.charismabeads.co.uk.

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double-up bracelet

AMY BROOKS

Pair fire-polished glass rounds and Austrian crystal bicones to form an attention-getting bracelet of double-layered, right-angle-weave components.

TECHNIQUES
right-angle weave netting

Artists Tip
Since clean right-angle-weave units are the key to making this bracelet look beautiful, its best to practice the stitch before stitching it up. Once youve got right-angle weave mastered, the bracelet is quite easy to create. BEADWORK

PROJEC T LEVEL
See p. 94 for helpful technique and project-level information.

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MATERIALS
5 g gold metallic size 11 seed beads (A) 210 smoky topaz 4mm fire-polished rounds (B) 140 Pacific opal AB 4mm crystal bicones (C) 70 smoky topaz 4mm crystal bicones (D) 1 vermeil 12x20mm decorative toggle clasp Smoke 6 lb braided beading thread

TOOLS
Scissors Size 11 beading needle FINISHED SIZE: 712"

1) BASE. Use fire-polished beads to rightangle-weave a base for a double-diamond component: Row 1: Use 2' of thread to string 4B; pass through the first 2B to form a tight circle, leaving a 6" tail. String 3B; pass through the last B exited and the first 2B just added. String 3B and pass through the last B exited to form a third right-angle-weave unit. Weave through beads to exit from the bottom B of the second unit (Fig. 1green thread). Row 2: String 3B; pass through the last B exited and the 3B just added. Pass through the bottom B of the first Row 1 unit, string 2B, and pass through the side B of the first unit in this row. Weave through beads to exit the top B of the second Row 1 unit (Fig. 1blue thread). Row 3: String 3B; pass through the last B exited, the 3B just added, and the top B of the third Row 1 unit. String 2B; pass through the side B of the first unit added in this row. Weave through beads to exit the top B of the second unit added in this row (Fig. 1red thread). 2) TOP. Add netted bicone flowers to

Flowers 27: Repeat Flower 1 to embellish

all the base units, following Fig. 3 for color placement. Exit from the right-side B of the first unit in Base Row 2. Set the component aside.
3) COMPONENTS 27. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 to make an identical component, then work 2 components with the colorway in Fig. 4 and 3 components with the colorway in Fig 5. 4) CONNECT. Right-angle-weave the components together: Connection 1: Use the working thread of Component 3 to string 1A, 1C, and 1A; pass through the bottom B of the third unit in Base Row 1, the right-side B of the first unit in Base Row 2, and the first A and C just added (Fig. 6blue thread). String 1A and pass through Component 5s left-side B of the first unit in Base Row 3 and the top B of the first unit in Base Row 1. String 1A and pass through the first C added in this step (Fig. 6red thread). Repeat the thread path to reinforce. Secure the thread and trim. Connection 2: Use the working thread of Component 5 to string 1B; pass through the bottom B of the third unit in Base Row 1, the right-side B of the first unit in Base Row 2, and the B just added (Fig. 7green thread). String 3B and pass through the last B added and the first 2B just strung (Fig. 7blue thread). Pass through Component 1s

embellish the base, forming a second layer:


Flower 1: String 1C, 1A, and 1C (Fig. 2

blue thread); pass through the bottom B

of the last unit in Base Row 3. String 1C; pass through the A just added. String 1C; pass through the top B of the last unit in Base Row 3 (Fig 2red thread). Weave through beads to exit from the top B of the first Row 3 unit.

Fig. 1: Forming the base

Fig. 2: Adding the first flower

Fig. 3: Flower pattern for Component 1

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Artists Tip
Adding or omitting a diamond component will adjust the length by 1". You may also adjust the length by adding extra seed beads in Connection 1.

Fig. 4: Colorway for Components 3 and 4

top B of the first unit in Base Row 1, up through the side B of the first unit in Base Row 3, and the second B of the 3B just added (Fig. 7red thread). Repeat Step 1, Flower 1, using C to embellish this right-angle-weave unit with a flower. Secure the thread and trim. Repeat Connection 1 to link Component 1 to Component 6. Repeat Connection 1 to link Component 6 to Component 2. Repeat Connection 2 to link Component 2 to Component 7. Repeat Connection 1 to link Component 7 to Component 4.
5) CLASP. Use the working thread of Component 4 to string 1A, 1C, and 1A; pass through the bottom B of the third unit in Base Row 1, the right-side B of the first unit in Base Row 2, and the first A and C just added (Fig. 8blue thread). String 3A and one half of the clasp; pass back through the last A added. String 2A and pass through the last C added (Fig. 8 red thread). Repeat the thread path to reinforce. Secure the thread and trim. Use the same technique to add the other clasp half to the other end of the bracelet.
AMY BROOKS lives in Fayetteville, Georgia, with her husband, son, and daughter. She started beading when the doctors ordered bed rest while pregnant with her daughter eleven years ago. Soon beading became her passion. RESOURCES Check your local bead shop or contact: Crystals and Czech beads: Fire Mountain Gems, (800) 355-2137, www.firemountaingems.com. Kits: Amy Brooks, beadave@gmail.com.

Fig. 5: Colorway for Components 5, 6, and 7

Fig. 6: Stitching Connection 1 (shown without the flower embellishments)

Fig. 7: Stitching Connection 2 (shown without the flower embellishments)

Fig. 8: Adding the clasp

Back view

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bollywood earrings
MELISSA GRAKOWSK Y

Inspired by the patterns and shapes of Bollywood costume jewelry, Melissa started these bold earrings with a right-angle-weave base and then embellished them with a combination of pressed-glass rounds and crystal bicones.

Artists Tips
Keep your thread tension slightly loose when adding the middle-column embellishments, especially on the first pass. If your thread is too tight, the right-angle-weave base may begin to pucker. Don't use thread thicker than nylon size D or 4 lb braided beading thread; youll need to pass through the size 11 seed beads multiple times.

TECHNIQUE
right-angle weave

PROJEC T LEVEL
See p. 94 for helpful technique and project-level information.

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MATERIALS
1) EARRING BODY. Stitch 5 rows of twoTop embellishment: String 1A, 1C, and

drop right-angle weave to form the earring base: Base: Use 6' of thread to string 8B, leaving a 2' tail; pass through the first 2B strung to form a circle. String 6B; pass through the last 2B exited. Continue to work a two-drop right-angle-weave rectangle 5 units wide and 8 units long. Bottom-center briolette: Exiting the middle unit on one of the short ends of the base, string 6B, then pass through the last 2B exited and the first 4B just added (Fig. 1green thread); repeat to form a second right-angle-weave unit. String 4B, 1 briolette, and 4B; pass through the last 2B exited (Fig. 1blue thread). Repeat the thread path to reinforce. Weave through base beads to exit from the bottom-right unit. Bottom-corner briolettes: String 3B, 1 briolette, and 4B; pass through the last 2B exited (Fig. 1red thread). Repeat the thread path to reinforce. Repeat to add a second briolette that attaches to the bottom-left unit of the base. Secure the thread and trim. Top units: Add a needle to the tail thread and weave through beads to exit away from the beadwork from the secondfrom-the-right unit on the top of the base. String 6B; pass through the last 2B exited, the 6B just added, and the next 2B on the top of the base (Fig. 2 green thread). Work 2 more right-angleweave units at the top of the base and exit the top of the middle unit just added (Fig. 2blue thread). Work 1 unit off the second unit from the previous row; repeat, exiting from the top of the last unit added (Fig. 2 red thread). Ear wire and top briolette: String 6A and 1 ear wire; weave through beads to exit from the bottom 2B of the last unit added. String 4B, 1 briolette, and 4B; pass through the last 2B exited (Fig. 3 blue thread). Repeat the thread path to reinforce.

1A; pass through the top 2B of the last unit added. String 1A; pass back through the 1C. String 1A and pass through the bottom 2B of the last top unit added (Fig. 3red thread). Repeat the thread path to reinforce. Secure the threads and trim.

1 g metallic bronze iris size 15 seed beads (A) 5 g matte metallic bronze size 11 seed beads (B) 34 gold 3mm crystal bicones (C) 24 aqua 3mm fire-polished rounds (D) 8 aqua 10x15mm Czech faceted briolettes 1 pair of gold-plated 58" ear wires Brown size B nylon beading thread

TOOLS
Scissors Size 12 beading needles FINISHED SIZE: 338"

Fig. 1: Attaching the bottom center briolette

Fi 2: Fig. 2 W Working ki th the top end of the bas base

Back view

Fig. 3: Adding the top briolette, ear wire, and embellishment

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Artists Tip
For smaller earrings, use size 15 seed beads in place of the size 11 seed beads, smaller briolettes, and shorten the length of the right-angle-weave base.

Fig. 4: Working the right-side column of embellishment

2) EMBELLISHMENTS. Add sparkle to the

earring body with fire-polished rounds and bicones: Right-side column: Start 3' of new thread that exits from the top-right corner of the base. String 1A, 1C, and 1A; pass up through the left-side 2B of this unit to cross the unit diagonally and pass through the top 2B of the same unit. Repeat the thread path to reinforce and weave through beads to exit from the top 2B of the second-from-the-right unit in the second row (Fig. 4green thread). *String 1A, 1C, and 1A; pass through the bottom 2B of this unit from left to right. Repeat from * six times, working down the earring body (Fig. 4 blue thread). Pass up through 2B on the right side of the last unit exited. String 1A, 1D, and 1A and pass through the 2B just exited; weave through beads to exit down through the left-side 2B of the unit above and repeat this embellishment (Fig. 4red thread). Middle column: Weave through beads to exit to the left from the bottom of the last right-angle-weave unit in the 68
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Fig. 5: Embellishing the middle and left-side columns

to right. String 1A, pass back through the next D, and string 1A; pass through the bottom 2B of the current unit from right to left (Fig. 5green thread). Repeat from **, alternating the direction passed on the bottom of the unit, until all the fire-polished rounds are crisscrossed. Left-side column: Weave through beads to exit down through the left-side 2B of the second-from-the-left unit in the bottom row. String 1A, 1D, and 1A; pass down through the last 2B exited. Weave through beads to repeat the embellishment on the left side of the unit directly above. Weave through beads to exit from the right-side 2B of the secondfrom-the-left unit in the bottom row (Fig. 5blue thread). String 1A, 1C, and 1A and pass through the bottom 2B of the next unit from left to right; repeat six times. Weave through beads to embellish the top-left unit of the base in the same manner (Fig. 5red thread). Secure the threads and trim.
3) Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for a second

earring.
Beading is a natural fit for MELISSA GRAKOWSKY, who has a background in physics and art. She enjoys creating mathematical relationships in her beadwork and is interested in the three-dimensional possibilities of working with seed beads.

middle column (above the briolette). *String 1A, 1D, and 1A; pass through the top 2B of the current unit from left to right. String 1A, 1D, and 1A; pass through the bottom 2B of the next unit in the same column from right to left. Repeat from * three times to add a total of 8D and 16A (Fig. 5purple thread). **String 1A, pass back through the nearest D, and string 1A; pass through the bottom 2B of the current unit from left

RESOURCES Check your local bead shop or contact: Czech seed beads, Chinese crystal bicones, Czech fire-polished rounds, and beading thread: Beads East, (860) 649-2323, www.beadseast.com. Matsuno seed beads, Czech glass briolettes, Nymo nylon beading thread, and ear wires: Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, (800) 335-2137, www.fire mountaingems.com.

around the block


BAR BAR A FALKOW I T Z

Cube beads fall neatly into place when worked in rows of right-angle weave. The sharp angles are offset by graceful picots and pearl embellishments.

TECHNIQUES
right-angle weave peyote stitch picot

PROJEC T LEVEL
See p. 94 for helpful technique and project-level information.

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MATERIALS
4 g matte transparent brown size 11 seed beads (A) 2 g beige-lined tan size 11 seed beads (B) 7 g matte khaki iris 3mm cubes (C) 36 green luster 3mm fire-polished rounds (D) 9 copper 4mm glass pearls 1 brown 12" decorative shank button Smoke 6 lb braided beading thread

TOOLS
Size 10 beading needles Scissors FINISHED SIZE: 614"

1) BASE AND CLASP. Use right-angle

Row 1, Units 419: Repeat Units 2 and 3

Artists Tip
To form the diamondshaped motifs, keep the tension tight as you circle through the beads. Youll know the tension is tight enough when the beads sit at right angles to each other.

weave to form the bracelets base and two-drop peyote stitch to embellish the clasp loop: Row 1, Unit 1: Use 6' of thread to string {1C and 3A} four times for a total of 16 beads; tie the beads into a tight circle, leaving a 6" tail. Pass through the 4C twice, skipping the A. Pass through 2A (Fig. 1). Row 1, Unit 2: String {1B and 1A} three times, then string 1B; pass through the last A exited from Unit 1. Pass through the 4B twice and exit through the second A added in this unit (Fig. 2 blue thread). Row 1, Unit 3: String 1A, {1C and 3A} three times, 1C, and 1A; pass through the last A exited from Unit 2 and the first A added in this unit. Pass through the 4C twice, continue through the next 2C, and pass through the next 2A (Fig. 2 red thread).

sixteen times, with this change: On the end unit, pass through 4C twice, as before, then continue through the next C and 2A, exiting the top A of the end unit. Row 2, Unit 1: String {1B and 1A} three times, then string 1B; pass through the 1A just exited. Pass through the 4B twice, continue through the next B, and exit through the first A added in this unit (Fig. 3orange thread). Row 2, clasp loop: String 24A; pass through the 1A just exited. Repeat the thread path once to reinforce the loop. Working in peyote stitch, pass through the first 2A, string 2B, skip 2A, and pass through the next 2A. Repeat around the loop four more times for a total of 10B. Weave through beads to exit through the third A added in Row 2, Unit 1 (Fig. 3green thread).

Fig. 1: Stitching the first unit

Fig. 2: Adding Row 1, Units 2 and 3

Fig. 3: Working Row 2 and the clasp loop

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Row 2, Unit 2: String 1A, 1D, and 1A; pass

through the top 1A of the next unit in Row 1. String 1A, {1D and 3A} twice, 1D, and 1A. Pass through the first 1A exited and the next 1A. Pass through the 4D twice, then pass through 2D and the next 2A (Fig. 3blue thread). Row 2, Unit 3: String {1B and 1A} twice, and 1B; pass through the top 1A on the next unit in Row 1. String 1B; pass through the first 1A exited. Pass through the 4B twice and exit through the second A added in this unit (Fig. 3 red thread). Row 2, Units 419: Repeat Units 2 and 3 of Row 2 sixteen times. Row 2, Unit 20 (button tab): String 1A, {1C and 3A} three times, 1C, and 1A; pass through the last A exited from Unit 19 and the first A added in this unit. Pass through the 4C twice. Step up for the next row by weaving through beads to exit from the top A of Unit 19 toward the button tab (Fig. 4red thread). Row 3, Unit 1: String 1A, {1C and 3A} three times, 1C, and 1A; pass through the last A exited and the first A added in this unit. Pass through the 4C twice, then pass through the next 3C and 2A (Fig. 5green thread). Row 3, Unit 2: String 1B; pass through the top 1A of the next unit on Row 2. String {1B and 1A} twice and 1B. Pass through the 1A exited on the previous unit. Pass through the 4B twice, then pass through 2B and exit through the first A added in this unit (Fig. 5blue thread). Row 3, Unit 3: String 1A, {1C and 3A} twice, 1C, and 1A; pass through the top 1A of the next unit in Row 2. String 1A, 1C, and 1A; pass through the 1A exited on the previous unit and the next A. Pass through the 4C twice, then pass through 2C and the next 2A (Fig.5 red thread). Row 3, Units 419: Repeat Units 2 and 3 of Row 3 sixteen times.
2) EMBELLISHMENT. Weave through

Artists Tips
Adjust the seed beads as necessary to make the picots form points between the larger beads. Alter the bracelets look by replacing the 3mm beads in the center row with cube beads to match or accent the cubes in Rows 1 and 3.

Fig. 4: Forming the button tab

Fig. 5: Stitching Row 3

Fig. 6: Adding the embellishment

on the opposite side of the unit (Fig. 6). Weave through beads to exit the first D added in Row 2, Unit 4. Repeat, adding a pearl to the center of each unit stitched with fire-polished rounds.
3) BUTTON. Start a new thread, if necessary, close to the button tab stitched in Row 2, Unit 20. Weave through beads and exit 1C on the button tab. String the buttons shank and pass through the C again; repeat the thread path several times to reinforce (Fig. 7). Weave through beads to exit from the C on the opposite side of this unit; pass through the shank and the C several times to reinforce. Secure the threads and trim.
Fig. 7: Attaching the button

BARBARA FALKOWITZ is co-owner of Artful Beads Studio and Workshop in Pennington, New Jersey, where she designs and teaches original work. Barbara loves sharing her passion for beading and feels lucky to be part of the bead world. RESOURCES: Check your local bead shop or contact: FireLine braided beading thread and all other materials: Artful Beads Studio and Workshop (609) 737-1077, www.artfulbeadstudio.com.

beads to exit the first D added in Row 2, Unit 2. String 1 pearl; pass through the 1D

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SPOTLIGHT ON SEED BEADS

simply seeds

{ KEY PENDANT }

Csilla Csirmaz

Keys are a popular motif in jewelry design right now, and heres an easy way to make one to suit your individual style. Simply work three component pieces in flat and tubular peyote stitch, then assemble the sections with wire and a few accent beads.

Option
You can personalize your key pendant by working the key bow in other shapes, such as a heart, flower, or rectangle, and by incorporating other styles of accent beads.

MATERIALS
1 g silver size 15 seed beads (A) 2 g silver size 11 cylinder beads (B) 4 silver size 8 seed beads (C) 1 sterling silver 4mm beaded rondelle 1 sterling silver 4mm corrugated barrel bead 1 sterling silver 4mm flower bead 1 sterling silver 8mm corrugated bead 1 sterling silver 212" head pin 1 sterling silver 612mm lobster clasp 1 sterling silver 4mm open (unsoldered) jump ring Smoke 4 lb braided beading thread or black nylon beading thread

TECHNIQUES
flat and tubular peyote stitch square stitch picot wirework

1) KEY BOW. Work the top component in tubular peyote stitch to form a ring of beads: Rounds 1 and 2: Use 4' of thread to string 42B. Knot the thread to form a tight ring of beads, leaving a 6" tail. Pass through the first B strung. Round 3: Work 1B in each stitch for a total of 10B, then pass through 3B on Rounds 1 and 2. Note: The skipped stitch leaves room for the head pin when assembling the key. Stitch another 10B and step up through the first B strung in this round (Fig. 1green thread). Round 4: Work 1B in each stitch for a total of 9B. String 1B; square-stitch it to the 1B below it in Round 2. String 2B; square-stitch the second B to the 1B below it in Round 2. Continue in peyote stitch for another 10B and step up through the first B added in this round (Fig. 1blue thread). Round 5: Work 1B in each stitch for a total of 9B, pass through the next 2B, and continue working in peyote stitch for another 11B (Fig. 1red thread). Step up through the first B added in this round. Round 6: Work 1A in each stitch for a total of 21 stitches. Step up through the first A added in this round.

TOOLS
Size 12 beading needles Round-nose pliers Wire cutters Scissors

PROJEC T LEVEL
See p. 94 for helpful technique and project-level information.

FINISHED SIZE: 258"

Fig. 1: Stitching Rounds 15

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Rounds 710: Repeat Round 6. Zip the

beads in Round 10 and Round 1 together to form a tubular ring (Fig. 2). Picot: Weave through beads to exit 1B in Round 3 on the rings outer edge opposite the opening formed by the skipped beads. String 3C; pass through the 1B just exited (Fig. 3) and repeat the thread path to reinforce. Set the key bow aside.
2) KEY SHANK. Form the 2 shank

Fig. 2: Zipping up the ring

components using flat even-count peyote stitch: Component 1: Use 2' of thread to string 8B, leaving a 6" tail. Form a peyotestitch strip 8B wide and 10 rows long. Zip the beads in Row 10 and Row 1 together to form a tube. Component 2: Repeat Component 1, substituting A for B in Rows 4, 7, and 10. Zip the first and last rows together and exit through the third B on Row 3. String the flower bead and 1B; pass back through the flower bead and pass through the B just exited on Row 3 (Fig. 4). Repeat the thread path, secure the threads, and trim.

Fig. 3: Stitching the picot

Fig. 4: Attaching the flower bead Fig. 6: Attaching the clasp

Fig. 5: Assembling the pendant

3) ASSEMBLY. Insert the head pin between A beads on the inner edge of the key bow so it exits down through the opening formed by the skipped beads. Note: Dont let the head of the head pin slip through the beadwork. String the 8mm corrugated bead, Component 1, the 4mm barrel bead, Component 2, the 4mm rondelle, and 1C (Fig. 5). Form a small wrapped loop at the end of the head pin next to the 1C. Attach the top of the picot to the lobster clasp with a jump ring (Fig. 6).

CSILLA CSIRMAZ has been making beaded jewelry for four years. Her favorite beads include Japanese seed beads and crystals, but she hopes to learn to make her own lampwork beads one day. By nationality Hungarian, she now lives in London. Visit her website, www.beadtimes.co.uk, and email her at shilabead@gmail.com. RESOURCES Check your local bead shop or contact: Delica cylinder beads: www.jbsbeads .co.uk. FireLine braided beading thread and all other materials: Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, (800) 355-2137, www.firemountaingems.com.

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winding path bracelet


JANN CHRISTIANSEN

Seed beads surround pearls and crystals in this elegant variation on the daisy chain, also known as the Russian snake chain.

TECHNIQUES
daisy chain variation picot

PROJEC T LEVEL
See p. 94 for helpful technique and project-level information.

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MATERIALS
2 g metallic bronze size 11 seed beads (A) 2 g matte metallic bronze size 11 seed beads (B) 12 golden flare 4mm crystal bicones (C) 13 gold 4mm glass pearls (D) 1 gold-plated 8mm ball-and-socket clasp Smoke 6 lb braided beading thread

Artists Tips
After adding the pearl or crystal embellishment, pull the thread tight to hold the bead securely in its unit. If a picot doesnt stand out correctly, use your needle to pull the center bead into position.

TOOLS
Size 11 or 12 beading needles Scissors FINISHED SIZE: 714"

1) BASE. Work a strip using a daisy chain variation embellished with pearls and bicones: Unit 1: Use 4' of thread to string 6A and 6B. Tie the beads into a tight circle, leaving an 8" tail. Pass through the first 2A strung (Fig. 1blue thread). String 1C; pass back through the second and first B added (Fig. 1red thread). Unit 2: String 4B and 6A; pass through the 2B just exited. String 1D; pass back through the second and first A added in this unit (Fig. 2). Unit 3: String 4A and 6B; pass through the 2A just exited. String 1C; pass back through the second and first B added in this unit. Units 423: Repeat Units 2 and 3 twenty times or to the desired length. 2) CLASP: String 2B, 1D, 2B, one half of the clasp, and 2A; pass back through the 1D. String 2A; pass through the 2B at the end unit of the chain. Repeat the thread path to reinforce. Exit from the same 2B on the end unit (Fig. 3). Dont trim the thread.

Repeat at the other end of the bracelet using the tail thread and the remaining half of the clasp. Reinforce the thread path, secure the thread, and trim.

Fig. 1: Forming the first unit

Fig. 2: Weaving Unit 2

Fig. 3: Attaching the clasp

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3) PICOTS. Weave the working thread

through 3A along the edge of the chain. String 3A; pass through the last 2A just exited and the next 6A (Fig 4). Repeat, adding 3A picots to the A beads along the chain for a total of 23 picots. Secure the thread and trim.
JANN CHRISTIANSEN has been beadweaving for more than twelve years and loves to share her enthusiasm for beading. She teaches classes at the Bead Cage in Kettering, Ohio, and sells her designs online. Visit Janns website, www .dancingseadesigns.com. RESOURCES Check your local bead shop or contact: Seed beads: Charlenes Beads, (760) 530-9436, www.cbbeads.com. Glass pearls and Preciosa Czech crystal bicones: Shipwreck Beads, (800) 950-4232, www.shipwreckbeads.com.

Fig. 4: Embellishing with picots

Option
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The Black BeadSan Diego


www.theblackbead.com
A great San Diego bead store by the beach. We have a unique and complete collection of everything for the bead enthusiast, at any level. All varieties of beads, chain, wire, findings, books, tools, and more. WedSat 10:307, Sun 116.

6020 W. Bell, E-1021 www.dibeads.com

(602) 375-2323

D & I Beads Glendale & Surprise


2 great locations to serve you with a full line of beads, findings, tools, and supplies.Check out our store locations, hours, store coupons, and schedule of free beading classes on our website. 5350 W. Bell Rd., Ste. 136, Glendale (602) 564-2900 13980 W. Bell Rd., Ste. 8, Surprise (623) 584-6666

1027 E. Imperial Hwy., Unit D5

(714) 671-9976

5003 Newport Ave.

(619) 222-2115

Beads Etc.Clovis/Fresno
www.beadsetconline.com
Your full-supply bead store located in the Fresno/Clovis area. We carry a wide variety of Swarovski crystals, Japanese seed beads, gemstones, Czech beads, lampwork, findings, lots of unique items, and great classes, including stringing, weaving, and wire wrapping. MonFri 116, Sat 114.

Beads N Other NeedsSanta Clarita


www.beadsnotherneeds.com
Large selection of glass, Austrian crystals, size 11, and Delica beads. Tools, findings, sterling. Over 100 book titles. Friendly, helpful.

23416 Lyons Ave.

(661) 799-9595

Creative DestinationMesa
www.2-old-beadies.com
See our beautiful showroom on our website. We specialize in Swarovski crystals, Delica beads, seed beads, interesting lampwork, creative classesand much, much more! Join us for our monthly Beadathon. Were worth a visit!

BeadniksSanta Monica
www.beadniks.com
Immerse yourself in a 2,000 sq. ft. world of rare beads, unique findings, and exotic treasures. Just steps from the Pier and a block off the famous 3rd St. Promenade. MonSat 109, Sun 126.

80 W. Bullard, 106

(559) 297-8526

Just Bead It!Concord


www.justbeaditconcord.com
Beads to thread, wire and just admire. All for beading to your hearts desire. Family owned since 2003. Open Mon, Wed, Thu, and Fri 117, Sat 116, Sun 125.

203 Arizona Ave.

(310) 395-0033

1660 S. Alma School Rd., #108

(480) 755-4367

Bead DreamsStockton
www.beaddreams.biz
You will love our huge Swarovski selection, stones, pearls, pressed glass, and seed beads of all sizes and varieties. We have a wall of Czech hanks, tubes of Japanese seed beads, as well as all Delicas. Private and group instruction available. Check us out at www.beaddreams.biz. On the Miracle Mile, between I-5 and Hwy. 99.

Bead World Inc.Phoenix and Scottsdale


www.beadworldinc.com
Arizonas largest silver selection! Quality gemstones, copper, Swarovski, pearls, wood, horn, bone, Czech, seed beads, 100s of .925 charms, findings, wire, mixes. Something for everyone! Open 7 days a week. Service. Selection. Savings.

2051 Harrison St., Ste C

(925) 682-6493

BeadtopiaEl Segundo (S. of LAX)


www.bead-topia.com
We are a full-service bead store with knowledgeable staff and friendly service. Find all the newest beading and jewelry trends, plus a large selection of glass, semiprecious, pearls, Delicas, seed beads, and findings. See our website for our ever-changing, exciting classes and party details. Mon, Tue, Fri 115, Wed, Thu 117, Sat 104. Closed Sun.

6068 N. 16th St., Phoenix 8764 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale

(602) 240-BEAD (480) 948-2323

2103 Pacific Ave. at Dorris Pl.

(209) 464-BEAD

The Bead Garden of SedonaSedona


www.Sedonabeadgarden.com
Tools and supplies for the bead artist! Northern Arizonas largest selection of beads, tools, and supplies. We offer classes and private lessons. MonSat 105, Closed Sunday.

319 Richmond St.

(310) 322-0077

The Spirited Bead & Klews Gallery Tehachapi and Ridgecrest


www.klewexpressions.com
An artist-owned bead store. Our beads are all hand-selected! Hwy. 58 between Bakersfield and Mojave. From the basic to the extravagant. See our website for details and map. Open every day but Tuesday.

3150 W. State Rt.. 89A, Ste. 1

(928) 282-7334

435 W. J St. 104 W. Panamint

(661) 823-1930 (760) 384-2323

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Beads on MainVacaville
www.beadsonmain.com
We specialize in unique quality beads and components. Extensive selection of Swarovski, semiprecious, and silver. We also have many gorgeous freshwater pearls and funky glass beads. Come check out our inspiring classes or come and have a beading party. TueThu 106, Fri 105, and Sat 115.

CONNECTICUT
The Bead HiveGuilford
www.thebeadhivect.com
Exceptional, ever-changing selection of semiprecious and glass beads, silver, findings, seed beads, Delicas, pendants, charms, pearls. Classes and individualized lessons. Daily 106, Sun 125. beadhive@the beadhivect.com (Strawberry Hill)

Bead Bar Full-Service Bead StoresOrlando


www.beadbar.com
Central Floridas favorite since 1991. Huge inventory, talented staff, great customer service, very competitive prices. A beaders delight. A must-see in Orlando. Online catalog, newsletter, retail, wholesale.

1319 Edgewater Dr.

(407) 426-8826

the market {stop to shop}

313 Main St.

(707) 446-1014

Beading Elements Inc.Sarasota


www.beadingelements.com
Elements for your beading creations. Gemstones, pearls, Swarovski, dichroics, Bali, sterling silver, gold-filled, marcasite, lampwork, Delicas, seed beads, findings, books, threading material, cords, and tools. Special orders and classes. MonFri 106, Sat 126. Town and Country Shopping CenterCourtyard.

C O LO R A D O
Breckenridge Bead GalleryBreckenridge
The best bead selection in the High Country! We carry a wide variety of beads, including Delicas, bone, sterling, wood, semiprecious, and glass. We also carry buttons and fine-art supplies. Open 7 days a week.

1250 Boston Post Rd.

(203) 453-6681

SugarbeadsRidgefield
www.sugarbeads.com
An elegant bead store with free, open studio, specializing in highquality beads and the unusual at very competitive prices. Extensive collection of sterling and vermeil beads and findings, semiprecious, great pearls, Swarovski, Czech glass, gem-quality precious stones, handmade, vintage. Not just a store; a destination.

224 S. Main St.

(970) 453-1964

501 N. Beneva Rd., Ste. 620

(941) 331-4333

Let It BeadEnglewood
www.letitbeadcolorado.com
Superior service and selection is what youll find. Precious and semiprecious gems, pearls, Czech glass, Swarovski, gemstone and silver pendants. GF and SS, gunmetal, brass and copper findings. Chain, Delicas, seeds. Tools, books. Classes offered.

AA Beads & MoreSebastian


Certified PMC studio; large selection of pearls, stones, and glass beads; findings; sterling and gold-filled wire; PMC; tools; jewelrymaking supplies; books; and dichroic glass. Classes in PMC, fusing, chain maille, wire wrapping, and beading. Wabasso Plaza. Were worth the drive!

113 Danbury Rd. 7 S. Main St. (West Hartford)

(203) 431-6655 (860) 656-6446

D E L AWA R E
Sparkles BEAD SHOP!! and GalleryNewark
www.sparklesbeadshop.com
Featuring sparkling Swarovski crystals and vintage Swarovski, Czech glass, pressed glass, and semiprecious gemstone beads. Sterling and Bali silver beads, tools, supplies, and whatnot. And Sparkles is an authorized Marah Lago Larimar dealer of beads and jewelry. Classes available, see our website!

821 Englewood Pkwy.

(303) 788-1466

8802 U.S. Hwy. 1

(772) 581-0515

South Park Pottery & Back Room Beads Fairplay


www.backroombeads.com
Bunches of beadslampwork, raku, Czech, Delica, gemstones, and more. Seven days 95. Dont miss the Fairplay Bead & Fiber Show. August 1314.

BEADS!Tampa
www.ebeads.com
Voted Best New Business 2007Tampa Tribune. Huge selection of Swarovski crystals, gemstones, freshwater pearls, dichroic glass pendants, lampwork beads, seed beads, over 750 Delica colors. Check our hours and class schedule online.

#2 Liberty Plaza

(302) 368-3944

417 Front St.

(719) 836-2698 www.lunasbeads.com

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The Beading BoutiqueAltamonte Springs
3,100 sq. ft. of fabulous beading magic. Largest collection of Toho and Delica seed beads in Central Florida. Extensive selection of beads, findings, pearls, crystals, etc. A beaders dream come true. Must see to believe. Instruction offered daily. Parties, Girls Night Out, and so much more. Come in and relax at gourmet coffee bar while choosing a new creation to make and take. Spend the morning, afternoon, or entire day. Open 7 days/week.

1543 S. Dale Mabry Hwy.

(813) 258-3900

Lunas Beads & GlassFrisco


Vast assortment of beads and supplies. Delicas, seed beads, triangles, cubes, drops, bugles, lampwork, Swarovski, Czech glass, semiprecious, Bali and sterling silver, findings, books, tools, hemp, wire. Friendly, knowledgeable assistance.

Tampa Bead CafTampa


www.tampabeadcafe.com
Largest selection of Delicas and seed beads in Tampa; wide variety of semiprecious stones and Czech glass; the only shop in Tampa for PMC classes and supplies. Enjoy a cup of java while you bead!

4117A Gunn Hwy.

(813) 374-9099

416 Main St. (5th and Main)

(970) 668-8001

Raintree Craft and Design Corp.Titusville


Complete bead shop. Large selection of beadsglass, porcelain, crystals, turquoise, sterling, novelty, charms, findings, wire, and books. Classes and workshops daily, including crocheting and knitting with wire and beads. Sears Town Mall.

Old West Leather Co.Greeley


www.oldwestleather.com
Wide selection of beads! Czech hanks size 11, Delicas, 15 Miyukis, glass, bone, Swarovski crystals, triangles, hexes, TOHOs, and more! Books, findings, charms, and stringing supplies. Authorized Tandy Dealer. Classes available. MonFri 95:30, Sat 92.

1046 Montgomery Rd.

(407) 574-7164

Baskets by BakerCocoa Beach


www.bakersbeads.com
Fun new full-service bead store. Complete selection of quality beads. Sterling, silver, glass, tools, books, fusing, and lampwork. Friendly staff. Classes available for kids of all ages. MonFri 105, Sat 125. Closed Sun. Become a fan on Facebook.

3550 S. Washington Ave., Ste. 15

(321) 383-1556

102 18th St.

(970) 356-7673

Crystal Creations/Beads Gone Wild West Palm Beach


www.beadsgonewild.com
Go Wild in 2,300 sq. ft. of beads. Floridas largest, most complete bead shop. Leaders in beading education. Over 100 professional classes. Excellent guest/teacher workshops. See why people say Crystal Creations is one of the best bead shops. Now shop online or e-mail Info@beadsgonewild.com.

Bead Bling Bead CompanyLoveland


A designers haven! Fabulous selection of stone, pearl, glass, African strands, Czech, vintage, semi and precious, crystals, sterling silver, findings, copper, gold-filled and plated, wire, chain, cord, tools. Great monthly sales, quantity discounts, and oh-so-much more. Friendly and knowledgeable. Locally crafted sterling and glass-blown pendants. Instruction, classes. Be Inspired! Check out our NEW LOCATION in historic downtown Loveland . TueSat 10:305:30.

266 N. Atlantic Ave.

(321) 613-3900

Dunedin BeadsDunedin
Beads? Tons! Gemstones, Swarovski crystals, Bali sterling, glass, pearls, Delicas, and much, much more. Stop in; take a class; our friendly, experienced staff is here to help you.

730 Broadway, Ste. 3

(727) 738-9000

4058 Forest Hill Blvd.

(561) 649-9909

440 N. Lincoln

(970) 667-3087

Bead NeedFt. Lauderdale (Davie)


www.claspon-claspoff.com
Voted best bead store in south Florida. Largest selection of natural stones, freshwater pearls, Bali and Thai silver, crystals, Czech glass, seed beads. Extensive classes with patient teachers. Centrally located. New 3,200 sq. ft. facility.

GEORGIA
On the RocksDacula (Hamilton Mill)
www.ontherocks.biz
Northeast Georgias premier jewelry arts center, just 3 miles from Mall of Georgia. Semiprecious, seed beads, Czech glass, Swarovski crystals. Classes in weaving, wire, chain maille, metalwork, etc. Check our classes, kits, and free projects online. MonFri 106, Sat 105.

Alley Cat BeadsNorthglenn


www.alleycatbeads.com
Exciting inventory of gemstones, Czech glass, seed beads, pearls, lampwork, tools, Swarovski crystals, Bali silver, findings, dichroic glass, handmade clay, and one of the largest selections around of different pendants/focal beads. We have wonderful bead-stringing and -weaving supplies at great prices, plus were adding new items all the time! Classes and parties available.

5735 S. University Dr.

(954) 880-0880

Bead & ArtLighthouse Point (Pompano)


www.beadandart.com
South Floridas friendliest bead store. Tons of semiprecious, pearls, Czech, Swarovski, sterling, tools, supplies. Original lampwork beads. Classes and kits. Check out our website for store location and class schedules.

2760 Braselton Hwy., #102

(770) 904-6310

Atlanta Bead MarketGwinnett Co.


www.atlantabeadmarket.com
A large, diverse variety of beads and oh-so-many seeds and Delicas. Full-service bead store and gathering place for all beaders. Friendliest staff in town. Located off I-985, exit 8 Friendship Rd., 10 minutes from Mall of Georgia. TueFri 106, Wed 108, Sat 104.

11928 N. Washington

(303) 451-1900

Franis BeadsPueblo
www.franibeadshoppe.com
Where people and beads come together. Large selection of beads for stringing, off-loom and loom projects, including high-quality Japanese seed beads, most sizes; fringe beads; triangle beads; bugles; Delicas; crystals; Czech glass beads including leaves, daggers, drops; bicones; Charlottes; semiprecious gemstones; freshwater pearls; plated findings; charms; rosary parts; and sterling silver findings. Classes and parties. Open Tue 107, WedFri 106, Sat 105 beading groups Tue and Fri.

5034 N. Federal Hwy.

(954) 418-3390

Beads Etc.Maitland
www.beadstoreorlando.com
Orlandos finest full service bead store is now offering wholesale prices on selected strands of gemstones. Large selection of seed beads, sterling, G-F, base metal, Swarovski,pearls, Czech, etc. Classes all levels. Customer service #1!

922 Gainsville Hwy. (Buford Hwy.) (678) 714-8293

Bead Dreams LLC.Marietta


www.beaddreamsllc.com
1 mile east of the Big Chicken, just off I-75, Exit 263. Huge selection of Swarovski, Gemstones, Pearls, etc., from which to choose. Hours: TuesSat 115:30.

1000 W. 6th St.

(719) 583-BEAD (2323)

110 N. Orlando Ave. (New location) (407) 339-2323

BeadsongSalida
105 MonSat. Czech glass, gemstones, Bali, seed beads, Delicas, bugles, charms, sterling and gold-filled findings and beads, books, tools, supplies, and much more. E-mail: tami@beadsong.com.

The Bead StrandOcala


www.thebeadstrand.com
Come visit Ocalas hidden treasure! Offering a wide selection of gemstones, Swarovski crystals, seed beads, and now featuring a huge selection of findings, Czech glass and lampwork beads. Also newly added is our accessory boutique offering unique gifts and jewelry. Visit our website for more information or to see our class schedules.

1478 Roswell Rd.

(770) 578-4644

Beads by DesignMarietta
www.BeadsbyDesign.US
Atlanta area, full-service bead store. Wonderful selection of loose beads, Czech fire polish, Bali silver, pearls, gemstones, Swarovski crystals, findings, Delicas, books, and patterns. Classroom instruction. Glass beadmaking supplies and more.

107 F St.

(719) 530-011

6140 SW Hwy. 200

(352) 620-2323

585 Cobb Pkwy. S., Ste. L

(770) 425-3909

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H AWA I I
Kathleens CreationsHawi
www.kathleenscreations.net
E komo mai is Hawaiis way to welcome you to Come on in. Kathleens Creations is a full-service bead shop and gallery where you can find a diverse selection of beads and inspirational designs using gemstones, pearls, and shells. Made with the island touch! In Historic Hawi on the Big Island.

Pumpkin GlassMorton
www.pumpkinglass.com
Dazzling original lampwork, crystals, Bali Silver, seed beads, wire and findings. Lampwork glass rods, tools and supplies for beadmakers. Finished Art Jewelry. Lots of Classes!

KANSAS
Plum BazaarEmporia
www.plumbazaarbeads.com
Largest selection of beads in Kansas including gemstones, pearls, glass, shell, metal, ceramic, sterling, bone, vintage beads, and findings. Direct importer. In-store quantity discounts. Custom-made jewelry and classes. Silk yarn, purses, gifts. MonSat 9:305:30. Sun by appointment.

2059 S. Main St.

(309) 266-7884

the market {stop to shop}

Bead in HandOak Park


www.beadinhand.com
An extraordinary selection of beads and beading supplies. Birthday parties and classes. Mon, Tue, Fri 106; Thu 107; Sat 105; Sun 15. Closed Wed. Exit off 290 at Austin Blvd.

Junction of Hwys. 250 and 270

(808) 889-5531

615 Commercial

(620) 342-6607

IDAHO
Pandoras Baubles and BeadsIdaho Falls
www.pandorasbaublesandbeads.com
Areas largest selection of German vintage beads, Tibet and silver, Czech glass, trade beads, Japanese and Czech seed beads in all sizes. New beads in daily. Classes available for beginner to advanced. TueSat 115:30.

Heartland Bead MarketLenexa


www.heartlandbeadmarket.com
Come to browse. Stay to bead. Awesome selection. Friendly service. Swarovski, Czech glass, semiprecious, seed beads, Bali silver, hill tribe silver, and more. We love to help you create. ClassesParties RepairsCustom designs. Open beading always. Old Town Lenexa.

145 Harrison St.

(708) 848-1761

Bead WorldPalatine
www.beadworldbeads.com
Jewelry and gift items from around the world, specializing in ancient and new Indonesian glass beads, (Indonesian glass beads available wholesale) and recycled glass beads. Jewelry repairbooksfindings body jewelrypiercings.

13440 Santa Fe Trail Dr.

(913) 888-0231

440 Park Ave.

(208) 529-3696

BeadazzlerOverland Park
www.beadazzlerbeads.com
Kansas Citys premier bead shop. We have the most unique selection in town. A relaxed and creative atmosphere for beading, classes, and parties. Open 7 days a week. Beadazzler . . . what a bead shop should be . . . and more!

ILLINOIS
City BeadsChicago
www.citybeadschicago.com
Seed Bead and AIKO Specialists! Nationally renowned teachers, Gary Wilson cabochons, Kathy Hoope lampwork, Czech glass, pearls, and semiprecious stones. DISCOUNT PRICES! Showroom hours by appointment. For class schedules and more information, visit our website or call to be added to our mailing list.

8 S. Brockway

(847) 776-BEAD (2323) www.freetobead.com

Free to BeadPeoria Heights


The only full-service bead store in the Peoria area. We have silver, Bali, semiprecious, crystals, pearls, glass, seed beads, supplies, tools, and classes. Everything you need and more. Come bead with us.

7315 W. 80th St.

(913) 64BEADS (913) 642-3237

1311 E. Seiberling Ave.

(309) 682-2323

3928 N. Rockwell St.

(312) 316-1910

La Bead, Oh!Springfield
www.labeadoh.com
Large selection of gemstones, Czech glass, Swarovski crystals, Delicas, lampwork, and vintage beads, sterling and gold findings, wire, metal. Tools, books, classes. Sun 125:30, Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 105:30, Tue 107.

KENTUCKY
After Glow BeadsLouisville
www.afterglowbeads.com
Louisvilles largest and oldest bead store. Over 10 million beads in stock. Our inventory includes faceted gemstones and cabochons, a massive variety of gemstone-quality bead strands in many styles and shapes, semiprecious stones, Swarovski crystals, turquoise, coral, freshwater pearls, Venetian glass and lampwork, sterling silver, goldfilled, wood, bone, African trade beads, glass, seed and Delica beads, craft wire, sterling silver and gold-filled wire, findings, beading and jeweler tools and supplies, books and magazines, jewelry displays, and mineral specimens. Authorized dealer of Euro Tool, Beadsmith, Beadalon, and Soft Flex. Custom-made pieces and repairs. Classes available (beginners, intermediate, and advanced). MonSat 106.

Studio BeadsDeerfield
www.studiobeads.com
We carry a great assortment of all sizes of seed beads, freshwater pearls, BASHA and other nationally known lampwork beads, semiprecious beads, and finished jewelry from artists across the country. We have a great assortment of vintage purses and jewelry. We offer classes and workshops with nationally recognized teachers. Visit us online for more information. Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 105, Thu 108, Sat 104.

1500 S. Sixth St.

(217) 544-8473

Sweet Earth (Formerly Ben Franklin) Sycamore


www.sweetearthjewelry.com
Gifts*Jewelry*Engraving*Beads. Largest color selection of Swarovski crystals, pearls, Bali, gemstones, Czech sterling 14kt gold-filled findings. Chain by the inch. 900+ charms. MonFri 106, Sat. 105. GIA graduate gemologist. Engraving in store. We are worth the trip! Bring this ad in for $5 off any $25 purchase of merchandise.

816 Waukegan Rd.

(847) 607-8702

bodacious beadsDes Plaines


bodaciousbeadschicago.com
Best selection and lowest prices! 260 colors of Swarovski, Japanese, and Czech seed beads. Pearls and stone. Vintage, tribal, and Bali. Chain, findings, and tools. Books. MonSat 106. Tue till 8. Near OHare airport.

3816 Shelbyville Rd.

(502) 893-6060

341 W. State St.

(815) 895-3011

Union Bead BoutiqueUnion


www.unionbeadboutique.com
Unique selection of gemstones, silver, Czech glass, seed beads, Swarovski crystals, and more jewelry-making supplies. New classes and kits added every month. Lots of finished jewelry samples available for inspiration. Frequent shopper discounts.

1942 River Rd.

(847) 699-7959

The Genuine ArticleWheaton


www.BettyJamesStudios.com
Beads for sale and classes designed for beginners to artisans. Stop in for tea or coffee and enjoy our unique selection of beads, charms, and books. Class information on website.

Aylas Originals Bead BazaarEvanston


www.aylasoriginals.com
Time stands still when you enter our sumptuous world of beads. Extraordinary colors, shapes, and creative possibilities await. We welcome you with genuine service and helpful hands. Come and let your imagination run free.

1597 Cavalry Dr.

(859) 384-8785

Corner of Front and Hale Sts.

(630) 690-BEAD

INDIANA
Bead PalaceIndianapolis (Greenwood)
www.beadpalaceinc.com
Largest selection (3,000 sq. ft.) of gemstone beads, Swarovski, sterling silver, and Bali-style beads in the country. Glass beads, too. Every Tuesday free classes. Beadalon distributor. MonSat 10:306, Tue 10:308. (7 miles S. of Indianapolis).

LO U I S I A N A
A Bead BoutiqueAlexandria
www.abeadboutique.com
A beading paradise! Multiple rooms for classes, parties, and gettogethers. Great selection of beads, tools, books, and supplies. Open Mon by appt., TueFri 105:45, Sat 104. Located on the edge of the Garden District, near Hill St. traffic light.

1511 Sherman Ave.

(877) 328-AYLA (847) 328-4040

Galena Beads serving creativityGalena


www.galenabeads.com
Visit the bead divas in historic Galena, Illinois. A must-stop bead shop! An amazing selection of Made in Galena Jewelry, unique beads, Vintaj Natural Brass findings, specialty bead mixes, jewelry kits, wire-crochet supplies, walk-in workshops, and friendly service. Creativity awaits!

2924 Jackson St.

(318) 442-2575

163 S. Madison Ave.

(888) BEADS-11

Beads AmoreIndianapolis
www.beadsamore.com
Beads, wire, supplies, classes, and parties, by the bead or strand, Czech, Swarovski, seed beads, vintage, silver, semiprecious, cabs, and silversmithing classes and supplies. MonThu 108, Fri and Sat 106, Sun 104.

Bead AtticBaton Rouge


www.thebeadattic.com
Your one-stop shop for beads and supplies. Outstanding selection of Delicas, seed beads, Swarovski, semiprecious, freshwater pearls, Bali, sterling, gold findings, cabs, PMC, Chamilia jewelry. Classes/parties/ magazines/books/tools/great service! MonFri 105, Sat 104. Exit 163 off I-10.

109 N. Main St.

(815) 777-4080

Chicago Bead Inc.Glen Ellyn


www.chicagobead.com
Premium, full-service bead store and jewelry design studio! Finest in sterling, Bali, GF, copper findings, Swarovski, Miyuki, gemstones, pendants, charms, pearls, Czech glass, cubic zirconia, lampwork, books, tools, supplies. Classes, parties, design services, repairs. Friendly/knowledgeable staff. Designer originals! Gift certificates and frequent-shopper discounts. Tue and Thu 118, Wed and Sat 116, Fri and Sun 126.

3834 E. 82nd St.

(317) 595-0144

12654 Perkins Rd.

(225) 766-2727

Imagine BeadsValparaiso
www.labeadalocabeads.com
Largest seed bead and Swarovski dealer in the area. Classes always available. Large selections of books, findings, and stones, from the rare to the unique. Hours: Mon, Wed 106; Tue, Thu, Fri 105; Sat 104. Drop by to learn and share!

MAINE
Butterfly BeadsAlton (Old Town)
Bright, well-lit, new store specializing in classes for all skill levels. Great selection: Delicas, Czech/Japanese seed beads, findings, components, pearls, crystal, focal, magazines, and books. Open 6 days a week 108. Closed Wed. E-mail: butterflybeads@midmaine.com.

491 Roosevelt Rd.

(630) 858-2626

Chelseas BeadsHighland Park


www.chelseasbeads.com
Largest bead store on the North Shore. Parties, classes, everything to make jewelry. Bali, sterling, and gold-filled parts, seed beads, Swarovski crystals, pearls, semiprecious beads, fancy glass beads, tools, stringing supplies. eBay store. MonFri 105:30, Sat 115, Sun 124. Fax: (847) 681-0681. Email: info.chelseasbeads@sbcglobal.net.

53 South Michigan St.

219) 299-2270

9 Ryerson Rd.

(207) 394-BEAD

I OWA
Bead HavenCedar Rapids
www.beadhavenbeads.com
A beaders dream. Great selection and quality! Tables, tools, and great design staff available. Classes for all levels. Open MonSat. Located directly off I-380 and 33rd Ave. SW.

Beads on the KennebecAugusta


www.beadsonthekennebec.com
Our customers say were the best little bead shop in Maine. An extraordinary selection of beads, tools, supplies, books, and a friendly, helpful atmosphere. Birthday/bridal beading parties, classes for all levels. TueFri 105, Sat 103.

1799 St. Johns Ave.

(847) 433-3451

333 Water St.

(207) 622-1666

3260 Southgate Pl. SW, Ste. 5

(319) 247-2323

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The Beaded MooseBangor


www.thebeadedmoose.com
Where beads and friends gather. A customer-friendly beading studio/ store with a hand-picked inventory of beautiful beads, Miyukis, Delicas, crystals, semiprecious, Czech, etc. Classes and individualized lessons available. Easy access from I-95.

Bead Gallery Inc.Melrose


www.beadgalleryinc.com
Located just north of Boston, off of Rte. 93. Offers over 200 classes and all the beads and findings you need to make great projects! A small shop packed with good-quality beads and helpful customer service. Open MonFri 92 or by appointment. Visit the website for class schedules or to get more information.

M I N N E S OTA
Bead BasicsCoon Rapids
www.bead-basics.com
Visit our new location conveniently located at U.S. Hwy. 10 and Foley Blvd. Everything youd expect to find at a bead store. Specializing in fast and easy-to-do jewelry kits and our exclusive Create-A-Kit where you make design choices. Always changing, always new, always interesting. Fun and helpful staff. Beginner friendly. Classes, events.

the market {stop to shop}

1460 Outer Hammond St.

(207) 992-2099

The Beadin PathFreeport


www.beadinpath.com
Vintage Lucite, Matte Metals, Chunky Chain, we have it all! Well worth a trip to Freeport or see pictures of our store and shop online. We have new design tutorials youll love!

520 Franklin St.

(781) 665-0400

The Bead TreeWest Falmouth


www.thebeadtree.com
A playful selection of beads, flowers, findings, seed beads, and kits for your delight. Classes offered and encouragement from JoAnn Allard. (508) 548-4665 or Beadtree@aol.com.

455 99th Ave. NW

(763) 717-4200

BeadburyOsseo
www.beadbury.com
(NW suburb of Mpls.). Were a full-service bead store. We have lots and lots of beads, findings, and accessories! Our staff is friendly and knowledgeable. We offer classes, parties, open beading, and design consultation. Mon, Wed, Fri, and Sat 105, Tue, Thu 108, Sun 124. Visit us online.

15 Main St.

toll-free (877) 92-BEADS

M A RY L A N D
Beads & Crystals of FrederickFrederick
www.beads-and-crystals.com
New, bigger store. Your best area source for Swarovski, ToHo, Miyuki and much more. Monthly trunk shows keep our inventory fresh. Always something new and always a great value.

67 Blacksmith Shop Rd.

(508) 548-4665

Tatnuck Bead Co. Worcester/Webster/Westborough


www.tatnuckbead.com
We sell service! Oh, and beads, too! Truly personal and empowering support for your beading obsessions. Family-owned, full-service stores offering quality products, classes, parties, and online community. Visit our website for store hours and directions.

300 5th Ave. SE

(763) 425-4520

Nordic Gypsy Beads and JewelryRochester


www.nordicgypsy.com
Incredible selection: Czech/Japanese seed beads, Delicas, vintage, stones, Swarovski, Bali, findings, charms, pearls, tools, books, etc. Great classes and friendly staff! MonFri 10:305:30, Thu 10:308, Sat 105.

5732 Buckeystown Pike

(301) 694-4900

Bead BoutiquePrince Frederick


www.mdbeadboutique.com
Large variety of unique and quality semi-precious beads, Swarovski, lampwork, freshwater pearls, seed beads, findings. Precious metals, PMC, charms, and tools. Great prices. Free work tables. Classes. Parties. Share our synergy!beadboutique@verizon.net

1099 Pleasant St. 31 Thompson Rd.

(508) 754-0999 (508) 949-7400

MICHIGAN
Raisin River BeadsDundee
www.raisinriverbeads.com
An ever-growing selection of Delicas, charms, Japanese seed beads, buttons, Czech, Bali silver, Swarovski, semiprecious, and findings. Classes and birthday parties. MonSat 115, Sun 125.

20 Third St. S.W.

(507) 288-2258

Stormcloud Trading Co. (Beadstorm) St. Paul


www.beadstorm.com
20+ years of experience shows in our vast selection of seed beads, pressed glass, Swarovski crystals, Bali silver, sterling, and gold-filled beads. Shop in-store or online. MonFri 106, Sat 105. No print catalog.

28 Solomons Island Rd. South

(410) 535-6337

Accents Bead ShopRockville (White Flint area)


www.accentsbeads.com
New 5,000 sq. ft. showroom. Awesome selection of semiprecious, Bali, Swarovski crystals, pearls, seed beads including Delicas, 14k, gold-filled, sterling silver beadsfindingschain, lots of classes. Wholesale to public. MonSat 105, Thu till 6:30.

141 Riley St.

(734) 529-3322

Bead BohemiaFarmington
Low prices *friendly service* quantity discounts. A wide variety of beads and components for every taste, including semiprecious gems and vintage glass to unique artist pendants, seed beads, and Vintaj brass. Ask for your free Bead Addiction card!

725 Snelling Ave. N.

(651) 645-0343

MISSOURI
Plum BazaarBranson
www.plumbazaarbeads.com
Bead store in historic downtown Branson, near the Branson Landing. Direct importer of beads. Bulk strands, turquoise, coral, gemstone beads, pearls, glass. Findings, sterling beads, complete line of supplies, and friendly instruction. Custom jewelry. Open 7 days!

12112 Nebel St.

(301) 881-2003

Marvin Schwab/The Bead Warehouse Silver Spring


www.thebeadwarehouse.com
Wholesale and mail order. Huge selection of semiprecious beads, freshwater pearls, tools, and supplies. Findings in sterling silver, goldfilled, 14k, and plated. Showroom by appointment and special open hours. Fax (301) 565-0489; e-mail beadware@erols.com.

33321 Grand River Ave.

(248) 474-9264

Too Cute BeadsFarmington


www.toocutebeads.com
Our business is based on one principlegiving everyone the opportunity to create beautiful and unique jewelry at a reasonable price. We carry Swarovski crystal, pendants, pearls, gold-filled beads, chain, sterling silver beads, cultured pearls, Murano glass, artist glass, tools and wire, kits, and much more. Visit our website for class schedule and for our sale of the week.

123 E. Main St.

(417) 337-7586 (PLUM)

Bead BrowseryLiberty
Beads, supplies, and vintage chic. Basic supplies plus many types of vintage including watch parts and Swarovski. Located in a historic setting with close access to wool fiber, roving, and yarn supplies. Open beading; classes available. MonSat 105.

2740 Garfield Ave.

(301) 565-0487

MASSACHUSETTS
BEAD + FIBER: gallery, classes, materials Boston
www.beadandfiber.net
A new concept. In the lively SOWA neighborhood. Unique bead and fiber artwork, materials, exciting day and evening classes. Revolving gallery features contemporary and traditional work. Unusual beads and supplies from around the world. Repairs. Parties. Free parking at 500 Harrison Ave.

31711 Grandriver

(866) 342-3237

Bead HavenFrankenmuth
www.beadhaven.com
Come shop 5,000 sq. ft. of Michigans largest bead store! Filled with the best selection of beads from around the world, no matter what type of beading youre doing. Free classes, open 7 days, and now shop online! We carry everything!

131 S. Water St. (Corbin Milll)

(816) 415-8750

Lady Bug BeadsSt. Louis


www.ladybugbeads.net
Midwests premier bead shop. 3,000+ seed beads including Toho, Aiko, Czech, and Delicas. Full selection of Swarovski and semiprecious stones. Pearls always on special. U.S. distributor for the Craft Kit Company and Toho Treasure Kits. We are a teaching store. Mon, Wed, Fri 106, Tue and Thu 108, Sat 94, Sun 124.

925 S. Main St., E-1

(989) 652-3566

460 Harrison Ave.

(617) 426-2323

The Creative Fringe LLCGrand Haven


www.thecreativefringe.com
Were a full-service bead shop offering an extensive collection of beads, findings, wire, tools, books, lampworking, silver, clay, and metalsmithing supplies. Cultivate your creative side with classes and parties. Open workstations available. Come to the Fringe! Your creativity awaits you. Open 7 days a week.

7616 Big Bend Blvd.

(314) 644-6140

Boston Bead CompanyCambridge & Salem


www.bostonbeadcompany.com
Two area bead shops offering vintage and contemporary beads, findings, and tools from around the world. Jewelry-making classes and repairs. Visit our website for locations and hours.

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Bead JungleHenderson (Las Vegas area)
www.beadjungle.com
Most complete bead shop in the Las Vegas area with the largest variety of beads and findings. Classes, silversmithing, parties, workshops, and volume discounts. Minutes from the Strip. Open 7 days a week 106. Extended hours Tue, Wed, and Thu 108.

210 Washington

(616) 296-0020

23 Church St, Cambridge. 10 Front St, Salem.

(617) 868-9777 (978) 741-2323

Pams Bead GardenPlymouth


www.pamsbeadgarden.com
We specialize in Japanese seed beads. Full-service bead store featuring Czech glass, pearls, Swarovski crystal, stone, Delicas, silver, and tools. Classes, visiting artists, and lots more. Open seven dayscall for more information.

1590 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy., Ste. 160 (702) 432-2323

The Bead Emporium of Cape CodHyannis


www.capebeademporium.com
With over 15 years in business, we are Cape Cods foremost, full-service bead store. We offer an incredible selection of wire, findings, tools, Swarovski, Czech, pearls, charms, vintage, gems, more. Items arrive weekly. Classes, parties. Visit today!

Bead HavenLas Vegas


www.beadhavenlasvegas.com
Nevadas most comprehensive bead store, catering to all bead enthusiasts. Huge selection of findings, pressed glass, seed beads. Full line of Swarovski. Free classes daily. MonSat 106. Closed Sun.

550 Forest Ave.

(734) 451-7410

World of RocksYpsilanti
www.worldofrocks.com
Fun and classes highlighting wire wrapping, metalworking, chain, and beading. Beginners to advanced. Findings, silver, crystals, tools, supplies, and many rock specialties. Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 126, Sat 106, Sun 15. Closed Tue. (I-94 to exit 183 go north past Michigan Ave.).

548 Main St.

(508) 790-0005 www.beadcache.com

7664 W. Lake Mead Blvd., #111

(702) 233-2450

BeadCacheMansfield
Full-service shop with a fine, upscale selection of beads, findings, wire, and tools. Original lampwork beads also offered and custom orders accepted. Classes, parties, work space, and artistic support offered. Come in and express yourself! Open TueSun. Email: beadcache@ aol.com

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Bella BeadsCenter Harbor
www.bellabeadsnh.com
The Chic Boutique on the Bay Bellas features and takes pride in the finest beads, findings, and tools from around the world. Home of The Art of Beading Program at Plymouth State University, Frost School and Plum Blossom . Come by car or by boat, wed love to meet you!

42 N. Huron St.

(734) 481-9981

Stony Creek Bead & GalleryYpsilanti Twp.


www.stonycreekbead.blogspot.com
Supporting the artist inside of you! Huge collection of Seed & Czech Beads. Bali, pearls, stones. Lampwork & Polymer Clay by MI artists. Classes, kits, books & so much more! I-94 to exit 183. South 1 mile. TF 106; Sat 104; Sun 102 www.StonyCreekBead.blogspot.com

374 N. Main St.

(508) 339-3330 (866) 749-BEAD (2323)

34 Plymouth House St.

(603) 253-9010

2060 Whittaker Rd.

(734) 544-0904

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Bead It!Concord
www.beadit.biz
Worth the trip? You bet! Fabulous shop, chock-full of semiprecious, freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystal, Venetian and lampwork glass, Czech fire-polished, and hanks, sterling, gold-filled, vermeil. Gorgeous clasps. SunMon 125, TueWed 106, ThuFri 108, Sat 106.

Bazaar Star BeaderyRidgewood


www.bazaarstarbeadery.com
Take a journey into the colorful wonderland of beads galore. Eclectic collection gathered from around the world awaits you! Come one, come all, sit and stay, well help you create it all. Ladies parties/birthdays/original kits and instructions.

I Dream of BeadingPoughkeepsie
www.idreamofbeading.com
Hudson Valleys premier source for beads and more. Stop by for the selection and inspiration to fulfill your wildest beading dreams! Classes/workshops. Kit selection available online. TueFri 106, Wed till 8, Sat 104. (in Freedom Executive Park).

146 N. Main St.

(603) 223-0146 www.nebeads.com

216 E. Ridgewood Ave.

(201) 444-5144

Rt. 55, Ste. 107

(845) 452-7611

the market {stop to shop}

Earth TreasuresKeene
One of New Englands largest bead stores. An incredible selection: glass, stone, bone, horn, Bali, pearls, Japanese and Czech seed beads, castings, findings, tools, books, and classes. MonSat 106, Sun 115.

The Beaded PathSouth Orange


www.beadedpath.com
New location! Same superior selection and service. Quality beads, findings, tools, books, chain, wire, and latest trend materials. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Open studio, PMC, classes, parties, repair. Open 7 days/ample parking. (Off S. Orange Ave.)

Studio 34 Bead Mercantile and Gallery Rochester


www.studio34beads.com
Specializing in contemporary jewelry and glass. Beads, books, EuroTools, BeadSmith, Lindstom, wire, PMC, crystals, Mykonos, custom glass beads. Classes for metalsmithing, wireworking, PMC, polymer, chain maille, glass beadmaking, design, repair, seed bead, beginner to master. New Yorks premier public access studio and store.

12 Main St.

(603) 352-7192

Ladybead and RookWilton


www.ladybeadandrook.com
Beautiful, quality beads to inspire your creativity and accentuate your style. Emphasis on European beads: Czech crystals, pressed glass, seed beads, pearls, and semiprecious. Artisan-created jewelry for fine gift giving. Ample parking. ThuSat 95:30, Sun 114. At the Riverview Mill Artist Shops.

9 Village Plaza

(973) 821-5280

NEW MEXICO
The Beaded IrisAlbuquerque
Specializing in Japanese seed beads, Delicas, rare vintage beads, and handmade beads, just to name a few. A relaxed atmosphere with cheerful gals to help you!

34 Elton St.

(585) 737-5858

N O RT H C A RO L I N A
Beads & BeyondAsheville
www.beads-and-beyond.com
Open 22 years. Ashevilles first and oldest bead store. Unsurpassed and inspiring collection of modern, vintage, and ancient beads. Specializing in stone beads and pearls, books, tools, and supplies for beading and metalsmithing. MonSun.

29 Howard St.

(603) 654-2805

1512 F Wyoming Blvd. NE

(505) 299-1856

NEW JERSEY
Beads by BlancheBergenfield
www.beadsbyblanche.com
(Only miles from NYC.) Visit East Coasts premier bead shop. 3,000+ colors/styles of Japanese seed beads, glass, crystal, semiprecious, lampwork, and more! Classes by local and nationally known artists. Extensive inventory for unlimited possibilities!

Thunderbird Supply Company Albuquerque


www.thunderbirdsupply.com
A beaders candy store. Albuquerques largest and most complete bead store! Filled with findings, Bali beads, strands, seed beads, and stringing and wire-wrapping supplies. We carry a complete line of fabricated silver and gold-filled sheet and wire product. MonFri 8:306, Sat 105.

37 Wall St.

(828) 254-7927

Chevron Trading Post & Bead Company Asheville


www.chevronbeads.com
With over 20 years in the bead business we are Ashevilles premier bead store offering an incredible selection of beads, findings, wire, tools, silk ribbons, buttons, books, and gifts. Cultivate your creative side by making your own jewelry. Our friendly, helpful staff awaits you! Classes/parties/workspace. Direct importer. Wholesale/retail. MonSat 106. Call for Sun openings.

106 N. Washington Ave.

(201) 385-6225

2311 Vassar NE

(505) 884-7770

Extraordinary BeadsClinton
www.extraordinarybeadsnj.com
Full-service shop offering quality beads and supplies. Inspiring collection of Swarovski crystal; Miyuki seed beads and kits; Czech, Venetian, and artist-made glass; PMC; and fusing. Great classes! Great service! It takes Extraordinary Beads to make exceptional jewelry! Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat 106, Fri 107:30, Sun 125. Come in!

Thunderbird Supply CompanyGallup


www.thunderbirdsupply.com
Our main showroom store is just off I-40, located just minutes from the Navajo and Zuni Nation, and is filled with over 13,000 items; fabricated silver and gold-filled findings, Bali beads, metalsmithing tools, beading supplies, natural and man-made strands. Catalog available online or at any of our 3 store locations; Gallup, Albuquerque, or Flagstaff. MonSat 8:306.

40 N. Lexington St.

(828) 236-2323

Beads and Other Fancy StuffMorganton


Bead-stringers destination! Huge variety of quality beads and findings, friendly new staff, repairs, on-site work area, classes, low prices. Welcome novices or experienced beaders! I-40 near Exit 103.

2 E. Main St.

(908) 735-6797

Jubili Beads & Yarns Collingswood


www.jubilibeadsandyarns.com
Everything you need under one roof! Fabulous full-service source for beads, classic and novelty yarns. Eight-torch lampwork studio, spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, PMC, and more! Repairs, custom jewelry, parties. Contact us via e-mail at info@jubilibeadsandyarns. com.

1907 W. 66 Ave.

(800) 545-7968

The Beading Heart of Santa FeSanta Fe


www.beadingheartof santafe.com
Largest selection of SEED BEADS in Santa Fe as well as numerous semiprecious strands, pearls, crystals, and Czech glass. We provide instruction and feature finished jewelry by well-known local artists. We offer weekly classes in a variety of techniques for all skill levels, and we carry many pre-made kits. Our staff is friendly and knowledgeable and always welcome beaders to our Community Table. MonSat 105:30. Email beadingheart@qwestoffice.net

408-A W. Fleming Dr

(828) 439-9935

OrnamenteaRaleigh
www.ornamentea.com
Visit us for our wide selection of beads in glass, stone, pearl, and metal with worktables, classes, and the most helpful staff anywhere. We also carry art clay silver, Kato clay, glass-soldering supplies, paper-craft supplies, books, and unusual ribbons. We will be your favorite bead store!

713 Haddon Ave.

(856) 858-7844

SojournerLambertville
www.sojourner.biz
Sojourner stocks freshwater pearls, semiprecious stones, Swarovski crystals, Czech glass and seed beads, sterling beads, Chinese enamel beads, castings, charms, ethnic beads, findingsincluding our own design sterling silver box clasps bezel set with vintage and semiprecious elements. Open daily 116.

939 West Alameda St.

(505) 988-8961

509 N. West St. www.cindale.com

(919) 834-6260

N EW YO R K
Lets Bead!East Rochester
www.letsbead.com
3,200 sq. ft. bright full-service bead shop. Ever-growing selection of tools, books, beads, stringing materials, findings, wire, chain maille, kumihimo, Swarovski crystals, classes, and more! Relax, use our tools, and get friendly help at our in-store design station.

Cindale BeadsSmithfield
Everything you need to bead. Free training. Over 100 different kinds of gemstones. No customers, just friends that visit. MonSat 107, Sun 115.

26 Bridge St.

(609) 397-8849

The Birds & the BeadsMorganville


www.thebirdsandthebeads.com
Surround yourself in beads! Incredible collection of hand-selected stone, pearl, glass, and shell beads. Plus, all the best seed beads, tools, books, findings, PMC. Please call or stop by for further information and our extensive class schedule.

150 B S. Equity Dr.

(919) 934-2900

Dings Fashions & GiftsWinston-Salem


Specializing in Swarovski, Miyuki, Beadalon, WigJig, silver, gold, 10,000+ findings, 1,000s of strands of stones. Designing, manufacturing, repairs, and much more. Our specialty is designing/beading education. E-mail ding@dingsfashions.com. TueFri 106, Sat 105, Sun, Mon (closed).

349 W. Commercial St.

(585) 586-6550

Beads MosaicNanuet
www.BeadsMosaic.com
Exclusive beads boutique! Huge selection of quality semiprecious, precious and gem stones, sterling silver beads, charms and findings, copper and brass beads/findings, seed beads, pearls, shell pearls, raku, Swarovski, Kazuri, artist lampwork, beading supplies, tools, and more! Open 7 days/week. Exit 14 off I-87/NY Thruway, 40 minutes north of NYC. Beading classes and store hours at www.BeadsMosaic. com.

411 Rt. 79

(732) 591-8233 www.MultiCreationsNJ.com

Multi Creations (NJ) Inc.Old Bridge


All kinds of silver, gold-filled, and 14/18k gold findings, chains by foot, Bali silver beads, hill tribe silver, gemstone and glass beads, pearls and Swarovski crystals, beading accessories, tools, and much more at wholesale prices. TueSat 106, Sun 113. Closed Mon. Multi CreationsNJ@aol.com; mobile (732) 642-2260; fax (732) 607-6416.

2834 Reynolda Rd.

(336) 723-3465

OHIO
Beads N MoreAkron-Green
www.beadsnmore.biz
Wonderful selection of Swarovski, seed beads, gemstones, beading supplies, bookseverything for the beader. Many classes available by nationally known teachers. Friendly and knowledgeable staff to help with designing and all of your beading needs.

38 First St.

(845) 501-8295 www.tohoshoji-ny.com

1405 Rt. 18 S., Unit #102

(732) 607-6422

Toho Shoji (NY) Inc.New York


Exclusive selection of findings, chain, and beads. Swarovski, Japanese seed beads (Miyuki, Delica, Matsuno), glass, fire-polished, and more! Mass-production price available. MonFri 97, Sat 106, Sun 105.

The Bead CellarPennsauken


www.beadcellar.com
Experience beading in a warm, sharing, and creative atmosphere while browsing our extensive inventory. Thousands of seed and accent beads, lampwork and semiprecious, findings and supplies. Just minutes from Philadelphia with easy parking, free instruction, parties, and classes.

1840 Town Park Blvd., Ste. J, Uniontown (Green) (330) 899-8611

Bead Q!Chagrin Falls


www.bead-q.com
Bead Q! now has Ohios widest selection of beads! Swarovski crystal, sterling silver findings, semiprecious bead strands. Classes and parties.

990 6th Ave.

(212) 868-7465

6305 Westfield Ave.

(856) 665-4744

Beads World Inc.New York


www.beadsworldusa.com
From beads to crystals to leather cords and more. Beads World is your one-stop shop. Quality selections in the heart of NYCs fashion district. MonFri 97, SatSun 105.

The Place to BeadPrinceton


www.beadnow.com
Quality, variety, and friendly service! The best findings, tools, books, and beads: Delicas, seed beads, glass, ethnic, semiprecious, sterling silver and gold-filled, Thai silver, dichroic, lampwork, bone; unique and collectible. Classes/worktable/parties. Open seven days a week. beadnow@yahoo.com; fax (609) 921-3920.

8584 E. Washington

(440) 708-1771

1384 Broadway

(212) 302-1199

41 Witherspoon St.

(609) 921-8050

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1 Stop Bead ShopColumbus


www.1stopbeadshop.com
Central Ohios largest bead store! Ohios premier bead class headquarters with over 90 classes per quarter in beadweaving, wire wrapping, lampworking, PMC, and more. We offer the areas largest selection of Czech glass and Japanese seed beads. Silver, Swarovski, semiprecious, and much more! NEWshop our online store! E-mail: info@1stopbeadshop.com.

Heart Song GlassSeal Rock


www.heartsongglass.com
1000s of unique lampwork glass beads by Susan P. Hanson. Plus silver and gold findings, gemstones, pearls, tools. We also offer lampworking classes every month. A great place to hang out and watch glass beads being made. WedSat. 115.

PUGDOGs Rock & Bead ShopPittsburgh


www.betterbeads.com
An eclectic mix of rocks, beads, crystals, origami, woodworking, doll houses, and collectibles. 1,500+ sq. ft. of shopping excitement. Corner of Douglas St. and Murray Ave.

5802 Douglas St.

(412) 420-1020

the market {stop to shop}

10343 N. Pacific Coast Hwy.

(541) 563-8789

6347 Sawmill Rd.

(614) 573-6452

P E N N S Y LV A N I A
KATS BEAD BOUTIQUEALLENTOWN
www.katsbeadboutique.com
Biggest Little Bead Shop in PA. Full selection of crystals, seed beads, findings, books, tools, unusual items, and one-of-a-kind jewelry. Classes by local and nationally known teachers. Once a month stitchfor-free day.

Buttercup BeadsPottstown
www.buttercupbeads.com
Let your creativity blossom in our cozy cottage setting. Classes, parties, oh-so-pretty sparkly things, fun! No experience necessary. Service with a smile and always free chocolate. Something for everyone. Lampwork artisan/bead addict owned and operated. Guilds/bead society discounts, too!

Gahanna Bead ShopGahanna


www.gahannabeadstudio.com
Vast selection of glass and semiprecious beads, crystals, and Miyuki seed beads. Sterling, pewter, and gold-filled findings for all your beading needs! Distributor of UnicorneTM and KazuriTM beads. Open studio area with friendly, knowledgeable staff.

2151 E. High St., Ste. A

(484) 524-8231

1024 N. Hamilton Rd.

(614) 933-8948

725 N. 19th St.

(610) 432-7545

The Bead GalleryYork


www.artfxandbeadz.com
Check out our fabulous selection of glass, semi-precious,, lampwork beads, wire/metal working supplies, and the areas largest selection of sterling silver. We carry a full line of bead supplies and classes. Workspace always available. Open 7 days. Always something new!

Bead Paradise IIOberlin


www.beadparadise.com
Check out our new shopping cart website! Scads of Swarovski, Czech, and vintage German glass, old and new seed beads, African and Asian tribal beads/components, stone, pearls, metals, wood, shell, bone, books, tools, findings. Open MonSat, 106, Sun 125.

The Rolling BeadCarlisle


www.therollingbead.com
Your bead headquarters in Central PA offering a wide selection of seed beads, Miyuki Delicas, and Swarovski crystals. 2,000 sq. ft. of inventory with over 4,500 items. We also carry a wide variety of Czech pressed glass, fire polished beads, findings, clasps, threads, tools, books, and magazines. Beading classes offered. Shop MonFri 106, Sat 104. Easy access from I-81.

2556 Eastern Blvd.

(717) 600-8222

29 W. College St.

(440) 775-2233

RHODE ISLAND
The Purple Door Bead ShopJamestown
www.purpledoorbeadshop.com
Full-service bead shop. 1,000s of beads from around the world. Semiprecious, sterling, crystals, jewelry-making supplies. Custom design and repair. Classes, workshops, and parties. Helpful, experienced staff, designer discounts. Come visit us (on the Waterfront)!

Meant to BeadToledo
www.meant2bead.com
You are meant to beadand we can help! We offer a wide selection of seed beads, Swarovski, Delicas, Bali, semiprecious, pearls, art beads, charms, etc. Design assistance, classes, and parties in a friendly atmosphere. MonThu 108, Fri and Sat 106, Sun 15.

200 S. Spring Garden St. Toll-free

(717) 243-5300 (877) 315-2323

The Bead GardenHavertown


www.thebeadgarden.com
Friendly, full-service bead store for all of your jewelry-making needs. Classes for all levels of experience, including beginners. Birthday parties and group outings. Knowledgeable staff that is delighted to help.

6536 W. Central Ave.

(419) 842-8183

47 Conanicus Ave.

(401) 423-1231

OKLAHOMA
BeadlesBroken Arrow
www.beadlesbeadshop.com
Beads to beat the band! Beads take center stage in our showroom and classroom. Whether you are looking for a rock-star centerpiece or some great back-up beads, our selection and service are sure to make you twist and shout.

2122 Darby Rd.

(610) 449-2699

SOUTH CAROLINA
MB Jewelry & BeadsAiken
www.mbjewelryandbeads.com
Located in the heart of historic downtown Aiken. Phenomenal selection of Semiprecious Stones, Pearls, Swarovoski, Chinese Crystal, Toho seed beads, tools, findings. Youll be shocked at all our stock! We are the CSRAs largest bead shop! mbjewelryandbead@bellsouth.net

Beads of a Feather Kutztown & East Greenville


www.beadfeather.com
Bigger and better than ever! 1,300 sq. ft. of seed beads, lampwork, handblown glass, pearls, semiprecious, huge selection of Swarovski crystals, ceramics, base metals, precious metals, Unicorn, Grace Lampwork, Vintaj, Tierra Cast, Soft Flex, tools, classes, parties! Importer direct . . . Low prices. Walk-in beading.

114 W. Dallas St.

(918) 806-8945

145 Laurens St. SW

(803) 502-0200

The Spiral Beadery & MoreOklahoma City


www.thespiralbeadery.com
Beads, findings, and supplies; glass, crystal, vintage, ethnic, furnace, freshwater pearls, semiprecious and precious gemstones, silver, gold, and more! Great selection and prices with a courteous, experienced staff. Check us out on Facebook!

230 W. Main St. (610) 683-7020 334 Washington St. , East Greenville (215) 679-2295

Your Place to BeadHorse Feathers Campobello


www.horsefeathers1.com
Souths best source for the best selection of Delicas, trim beads, gold and silver findings, Swarovski , semiprecious beads, cabochons, dichroic glass and wire.. We offer classes daily or by your schedule. MonFri 115, Sat 102:00.

BeadweaversLuzerne (Wilkes-Barre)
www.beadweaver.com
Japanese (Miyuki), Delicas, seed beads, bugles, squares, triangles, and drops. Swarovski, fire polish, window beads, pressed glass, Bali, and marcasite. Beadalon, Nymo, C-Lon, hemp, tools, books, storage, and more! Now offering classes. TueSat 11:306.

4327 N. Western Ave.

Ph./Fax: (405) 525-5454

18845 Asheville Hwy. (866) 228-7600 (864) 457-2422

OREGON
Azillion BeadsBend
www.azillionbeads.net
More beads than you can imagine! NEW LOCATION IN BEND. Over 2,000 sq. ft. of beads. Call for directions. E-mail azillionbeads@ gmail.com.

S O U T H D A K OTA
Moonshadow BEAD StudioRapid City
Handmade lampwork beads * semiprecious * sterling silver and goldfilled beads and findings * Swarovski crystals * Delicas * triangle, hex, square, faceted beads * books and patterns * one-on-one CLASSES * finished, exclusive, beaded art to wear * Come sit and bead with us! Contact us via e-mail at moonshadow@rushmore.com.

487 Bennett St.

(570) 714-6700

Bead It!McMurray
www.beadithere.com
Our full-service bead shop offers the areas largest selection of beads and findings including Czech glass, Swarovski, semiprecious, sterling, gold-filled, and much more. We offer classes and have a large private party room. Visit our website for more information. (7 miles S. of South Hills Village).

240 NE Emerson, Ste. 110

(541) 617-8854

Azillion BeadsEugene
www.azillionbeads.net
More beads than you can imagine! Over 2,000 sq. ft. of beads. Call for shop hours.

318 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Ste. B

(605) 348-2510

4223 Washington Rd.

(724) 941-5112

TENNESSEE
White Fox Bead Studio Maryville (Knoxville)
www.whitefoxbeads.com
Come visit our bead store for the jewelry making supplies you need for your next project and the must haves for your stash! Youll love our wide selection and discover why our awesome classes, expert staff and superb service are well known throughout the region. Conveniently located 6 miles past Knoxville airport, open 7 days.

1011 Valley River Way #108

(541) 338-8311

Blue Santa BeadsMedia


www.bluesantabeads.net
A newly located artistic venue. Classes available. Customers always come first and always return.

Harlequin Beads & JewelryEugene


www.harlequinbeads.com
Huge selection and great service. Czech and Japanese seed beads and bugles, Czech pressed glass, Swarovski crystals, gemstones, vintage German, antique African trade, and metal beads. Charms, findings, books, tools, classes, and more! Beads you wont believe.

1165 W. Baltimore Pike

(610) 892-2740

Bucks County BeadsNewtown


www.buckscountybeads.com
The Corners at Newtown Place. E-mail: kathy@buckscountybeads. com. A large selection of semiprecious, pearls, Swarovski, Czech glass, seed beads, lampwork beads, dichroic glass. Great selection of findings: pewter, sterling, plus gold-filled. We offer beginning and advanced classes, beadweaving classes, parties, stringing materials, and tools. Stock is constantly updated.

1027 Willamette St.

(541) 683-5903

145 Cherokee Heights Dr.

(865) 980-0237

Sparkling CreationsHood River


A kaleidoscope of colors! New, fun, funky, bead store. Offering a variety of gemstones, Swarovski, Czech, blown glass, pendants, metals, wood, findings, etc. Helpful, friendly, experienced staff, workspace, and classes. MonSat 106, Sun 115.

TEXAS
Ny6design Beads & SuppliesAllen/Plano
www.Ny6design.com
Wholesale Beads showroomOpen to public. Semi-gemstone beads, supplies & findings. Beading Class (Beginning Advanced) $25/ person, 2nd person 1/2 price. Sign up Online or In Store

416 Oak St. Mall

(541) 387-4367

#2 Cambridge Ln.

(215) 579-8340

Beads At Dusti CreekPortland


www.beadsatdusticreek.com
Portlands Premier Bead Shop. High quality Unique & Unusual products, as well as the basics. Friendly, Helpful, Experienced Staff & Outstanding Instructors. Everything you expect a Quality bead store to be! MonFri 106, Sat 105, Sun 124

Crystal Bead BazaarPittsburgh


www.crystalbeadbazaar.com
A world bazaar of beads. Swarovski, Czech, Venetian, lampwork, sterling and gold-filled, freshwater pearls, and semiprecious. Largest selection of seed beads in area. Classes and custom designs. MonSat 106, Thu 109, Sun 125.

1023 S. Greenville Ave.( Allen)

(214) 509-6700

Nomadic NotionsAustin
www.nomadicnotions.com
Austins oldest and largest full-service bead store! We import over 1 million styles of beads, findings, gifts, and jewelry from around the world! Our helpful staff offer classes, parties, repairs, and custom designs. We have everything for your beading needs.

4848 SE Division Ave.

(503)235-4800

4521 Butler St.

(412) 687-1513

3010 W. Anderson Ln.

(512) 454-0001

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Splendor in the GrassDallas


www.beadsofsplendor.com
$25 beginning beading classes. Jewelry supplies, findings, Swarovski, Czech glass, and semiprecious beads. Unique selection of finished pendants. MonFri 116, Sat 105, Closed Sun.

Gus Haus of BeadsChesapeake


www.hausofbeads.com
Huge selection of glass beads, pearls, and Swarovski crystals. Beautiful jewelry. You can do it is our motto. FREE beginner class. Customers love our mix of Southern hospitality and European charmFREE Monday Nite at Gus with a new project every week.

Beyond Beads GallerySpokane


www.beyondbeads.com
Home of inspiration and creative minds. Huge selection of Japanese and Czech beads, Swarovski crystal, and findings ranging from base metal to sterling gold-filled. Classes for every level of beader. Open 7 days a week.

1900 Abrams Pkwy. At La Vista.

(214) 824-2777

The Artful BeadDallas


www.artfulbead.com
Huge selection of semiprecious, silver, glass, and seed beads. Sign up for classes online. MonSat 106.

701 N. Battlefield Blvd.

(757) 549-5124

12021 E. Sprague

(509) 891-8653

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Beads on ParadeFredericksburg
www.beadparade.com
Just getting started or a pro, come be inspired by our huge selection of Czech glass, seed beads, silver, pewter, pearls, semiprecious stone, and Swarovski. Great prices and the friendliest staff in town. Classes ongoing.

Rings & Things WholesaleSpokane


Visit our Spokane, WA, warehouse for hands-on access to our entire line of cataloged items (everything in our print catalog and online store) plus special cash and carry gemstones, red-tagged sale items, African art, and more! Reseller Permit or $50 minimum purchase required MonFri 106 (except first Tue of each month). First Tuesday of each month noon6, Sat 114.

2501 N. Josey Ln., #116 (Carrollton) (972) 242-8949

The Artful BeadFort Worth


www.artfulbead.com
Variety is the key. Large selection of seed beads, semiprecious, findings, crystals, pressed glass. Classes available. MonSat 106. Located in the Wedgewood Village Shopping Center, call for directions.

10013 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Ste. 105 (540) 710-0705

304 E. 2nd Ave.

(509) 252-2900

Bead HavenHampton
www.beadhavenva.com
Tidewaters premiere bead store has moved and shopping is better than ever! Open 7 days a week, we offer quality and variety. Our large classroom is a nice place for parties, workshops, classes, and other gatherings.

Wonders of the World BeadshopSpokane


Best little bead shop in Spokane. Incredible gemstones, crystals, charms, seed beads, chain, findings, and books for your creative needs. Friendly staff and great prices. Make us your first stop! In the historic Flour Mill.

5304 Trail Lake Dr.

(817) 294-2903

BeadoholiqueHouston
www.beadoholique.net
Fabulous selection of gemstones, pearls, Swarovski, silver, Delicas, findings, tools, books, and classes. Now carrying silver metal clay and dichroic glass-making supplies. Friendly, knowledgeable staff.

621 W. Mallon, Ste. 412

(509) 325-2867

1246 Merchant Ln.

(757) 262-0162

BeadworkzPortsmouth
www.Beadworkzstore.com
A friendly, full-service store with a fantastic selection of semiprecious stones, crystals, pearls, seed beads, and more. We carry a wide variety of gold-filled, sterling silver, and copper beads; findings; chain; and wire. We offer wonderful classesfrom stringing and pearling knotting to wire working, as well as bead weaving and fiber artstaught by excellent instructors. We teach a unique and wonderful Copper Loom class for beads and fiber. A large variety of wonderful lampwork beads by local artist Linda Campbell is available.

WISCONSIN
Bead BucketDoor County
www.themotherbead.com
Must-see destination bead shop! Exquisite jewelry, inspirational atmosphere, compelling designs. Incredible selection. Private classes upon request. Come and create in our outdoor bead garden. Open daily June, July, and August 105. Call ahead for May, September, and October hours. Established 1997 under same ownership as The Mother Bead.

8220 Louetta, #124, Spring (281) 257-0510 14315 Cypress Rosehill #110, Houston (281) 256-0904

Nova Beads and CreationsHouston


www.novabeads.net
A happy, cozy bead shop tucked in beautiful historic Heights, filled with a wide variety of beads and findings. Check out our website for a schedule of fun classes and shop online for stylish kits.

3518 White Oak Dr.

(713) 868-1310

Hwy. 42, Ephraim

(920) 854-7047

Spring BeadsHouston/Spring
www.springbeads.com
Best full-service bead store in Texas where we feed your need to bead! Great selection of Swarovski crystals, pearls, gemstones, Czech glass, lampwork, sterling silver, gold-filled, pewter, and copper findings, tools, leather, books, Kazuri and Tagua beads, wire, and so much more! Classes, parties, jewelry design, and repair services offered. Outstanding customer service with friendly faces and bead smart! Old Town Spring.

3258 Academy Ave.

(757) 483-7800

The Mother BeadGreen Bay


www.themotherbead.com
A well-organized, extensive inventory in a welcoming environment. Helpful, knowledgeable, and professional staff. Classes and demonstrations. Always something new. Call for newsletter. Established 1998.

The Bead CottageVirginia Beach


www.thebeadcottage.com
A Beading Paradise1,000s of beads, Swarovski crystals, Bali, sterling silver, gold-filled, seed beads, Delica beads, magnetic hematite, semiprecious stones, findings, beading supplies, tools, classes, and moreall in a paradise-like setting.

419 Dousman

(920) 437-2821

5350 Kempsriver Dr., Ste. 106

(757) 495-5400

Knot Just BeadsGreenfield


www.knotjustbeads.com
Seed beads: 5 to 15 Japanese and Czech, Delicas, unique stone beads. Pearls: keishi and freshwater. Vintage: beads, sequins, and cabochons. Robert Jennik lampwork. Innovative classes. Thu 106, Fri 105, Sat 105, Sun 114.

421 Gentry, #202

(281) 288-9116

The Bead Goes OnVirginia Beach


www.beadgoeson.com
Travel the world; passport not required. Experience world cultures without leaving home. Exotic, unique, rare beads and artifacts from around the world. www.beadgoeson.com. Experience retail in a zen atmosphere, wholesale showroom or online shopping. Its always a BEADIFUL day in Virginia Beach.

Elegant NotionsHouston Heights


www.elegantnotions.com
DONT MISS THIS SHOP! Houstons most interesting beaders paradise has exploded into a larger new location. Fabulous eclectic selection with thousands of strands and full range of beading supplies. Low prices, friendly staff, classes available. TueSat 106, Sun 125.

4309 S. 76th St.

(414) 771-8360

Bead BinMadison
www.beadbinmadison.com
We have expanded! More beads! Offering gemstones, Swarovski crystals, sterling, gold-filled, pearls, seed beads 615, full line of Delicas, and more. Helpful, expert staff. Open 7 dayseasy parking.

239 W. 19th St.

(713) 864-0992

2700 Avenger Dr.

(866) 861-2323

Bitter Creek DesignsSan Antonio


www.bittercreekdesigns.com
A full-service bead shop with thousands of semiprecious strands and one-of-a-kind pendants. Large selection of Swarovski crystals, findings, tools, Delicas, and wire. We are true wholesalers. Come sit and bead with us. Many classes and parties. Fax: (830) 249-1499. E-mail: jenny@bittercreekdesigns.com.

W A S H I N G TO N
Beads and BeyondBellevue
www.quiltworksnw.com
Now partnered with QuiltWorks Northwest. Full range of seed beads, charms, sterling, vintage, books, Swarovski, tools, trade beads along with unique fabrics and patterns for the quilter and sewer. This is your shop for creative inspiration. Great local and national instructors. Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 106; Tue, Thu 109; Sun 125.

402 Westgate Mall

(608) 274-0104

JSM Bead CoopSheboygan


www.jsmbeadcoop.com
Sheboygan Countys bead store! Offering a wide variety of beads, findings, tools, books, and more. Workspace, tools, and a friendly, knowledgeable staff availablecreate right in the store! Classes and special events. TueSat 107.

17711 I-H 10 W., Bldg. 700, Ste. 104(210) 558-0559

VERMONT
Bead Crazy LLCWilliston
www.beadcrazyvt.com
Northern Vermonts only full-service bead store. Beads of all types, shapes, and sizestubes, strands, singles. Stringing materials, books, tools, containers, charms, watches, findings. Birthday and adult parties. Evening classes. Instruction always available.

121A 107th Ave NE

(425) 453-6005

Fireweed Bead CompanyBurien


www.fireweedbeadco.com
Serving South Seattle since 2002, we carry an array of eclectic supplies, vintage components and gemstones for the beader and crafter alike. Beginning Classes available. Open 6 days a week.

931 N. 8th St.

(920) 208-BEAD (2323)

Meant to BeadSun Prairie


www.Meant-to-Bead.com
Full-service bead shop. Featuring classes, large selection of beads, books, tools, etc. Specializing in PMC, semiprecious stone and vintage beads. MonFri 108, Sat 105, Sun 124.

915 SW 152nd St.

(206) 444-0011

21 Tafts Corners Shopping Center (802) 288-9666

Island BeadsOak Harbor


www.islandbeadsinc.com
Your favorite Northwest bead store features LOWEST prices in stones, pearls, crystals, BEST SEED BEAD SELECTION WEST OF VEGAS; tools; findings; charms. CLASSES. Open WedSat 124. Closed major holidays. For directions, www.islandbeadsinc.com

1264 W. Main St.

(608) 837-5900

VIRGINIA
Studio Baboo A Big Little Bead Store Charlottesville
www.studiobaboo.com
Full-service bead store with a huge selection of Delicas, seed beads, glass, semiprecious, pearls, polymer clay, French beaded flower supplies, and more. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Visit website for class schedule. Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 105; Thu 117; Sun 124. www .studiobaboo.com STUDIO BABOO A Big Little Bead(tm) Store

ECLECTICABrookfield
www.eclecticabeads.com
Specializing in Austrian crystals, unusual stone beads, exquisite pearls, CZs & PMC -related products, vintage reproduction beads. PMC certification, wire work, beading & specialty classes. MonFri 108, Sat 105, Sun 124.

5040 N. Rodgers Rd..

(360) 707-0181

Wynwoods Gallery & Studio Port Townsend


www.wynwoods.com
A beautiful and unique bead shop that has everything the beader could need or want. Also, a line of sterling charms and components designed by the shops owner, Lois. Daily 107.

18900 W. Bluemound Rd.

(262) 641-0910

CANADA
Capilano Rock & Gem North Vancouver, BC
www.capilanorock.ca
Stone beads, pearls, Swarovski, Czech glass, sterling silver/gold-filled findings and chains. Distributors for Grobet, EuroTool, Pepe Tools, Soft Flex, Beadalon, Lortone. Wholesale/retail. We are known for our great prices and friendly staff! Close to downtown Vancouver.

321 East Main St. (On the Downtown Mall) (434) 244-2905

940 Water St.

(360) 385-6131

1406 Pemberton Ave.

(604) 987-5311

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Bead Box Inc.Pointe Claire, Montreal


This unique bead boutique located in the historic Pointe Claire Village is truly a beaders delight. We offer an amazing selection of semiprecious, glass, Swarovski, Delica, Thai, and Bali silver. Artistic workshops and friendly staff await you. TueWed 116, ThuFri 117, Sat 105, Sun 125.

Schools/Education
WILLIAM HOLLAND LAPIDARY SCHOOL of Arts. PO Box 980, Young Harris, GA 30582. Call for information (706) 379-2126; lapidary@windstream. net; www.lapidaryschool.org. Week-long classes from AprilOctober.

Texas
Dallas Bead Society
E-mail: info@dallasbeadsociety.org Web address: www.dallasbeadsociety.org Yahoo Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dallas beadsociety/ Join DBS for camaraderie, learning and sharing the love of beads. Meetings are the first Saturday of the month, subject to holidays. We gather at 10 am and have a short meeting at 10:30 followed by a program. Bring your lunch and stay after the program for open beading until 4 p.m. Check out our website or Yahoo group for specifics on meeting dates, location and programs. DBS brings in national teachers twice a year and regional teachers more frequently. We cant wait to meet you.

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17-B Cartier Ave. www.beadfx.com

(514) 697-4224

BeadFXToronto
A must-see destination. Open 7 days a week. Breathtaking selection, great prices and knowledgeable, bead-obsessed staff. We are a fullservice bead store with classroom, design area, and lampworking studio. From Art Glass to Zircon (Blue), Zoisite (Ruby), and Zinnias (Swarovski). New stuff every week. Crystals, Seedbeads, Stone beads, Pearls, Sterling, Copper, Wire, Metal Clay, Toolsway too much to list! If you want it, we have it. If we have it, you want it.

Show Announcement
NORTHWEST BEAD SOCIETY proudly presents Its 23rd annual BEAD BAZAAR October 8 and 9, 2011 Lynnwood Convention Center Lower Level 3711 196th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA Saturday 105 Sunday 11 4 Precious & Base Metal, Crystal, Ceramic, Semiprecious Stone, Lampwork, Polymer Clay and Seed Beads; Tools; Books; Handmade & Finished Jewelry; Collectibles; Findings and more. Adults $5 /weekend pass. No strollers please For more information and a list of 2011 vendors, check our website www.nwbeadsociety.org

128 Manville Rd., #9

(877) 473-2323

Country BeadsVancouver
www.countrybeads.com
Semiprecious stones, freshwater pearls, sterling silver and gold findings, and beads. Chain by the foot, Swarovski crystals, Delicas, Czech fire-polished, and more. Books, tools, classes. Wholesale prices to public. A unique shopping experience! Now you can conveniently shop online at our new updated website www.countrybeads.com.

Australia
Bead Society of Victoria
PO Box 5312 Pinewood, Victoria 3149 Phone: +61 420 200 727 Email: info@beadsociety.com.au Web address: www.beadsociety.com.au Meets between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the 1st Sunday of each month at Geelong West Senior Citizens Club, Autumn Street, Geelong West, and the 2nd Sunday of each month in the Boyd Room at Carnegie Library, 7 Shepparson Avenue, Carnegie, both excluding January. Beading fun, workshops and exhibitors. New beaders always welcome. ANNUAL MELBOURNE BEAD EXPO, 11th -13th November 2011, Kingston City Hall, 979 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin, Vic www.melbourne beadexpo.com.au

2015 W. 4th Ave.

(604) 730-8056

Shows
BEAD SHOWS IN SOUTHEAST FL (just north of Orlando) Dates and locations on our website, www .thedownthestreetbeadshow.com or (866) 667-3232 (bead, soldering, cold fusion, fused glass, PMC, and wire-wrapping classes offered at most shows). GUELPH, ONTARIOANNUAL GRAND RIVER BEAD SOCIETY SHOW & SALE Handcrafted jewelry by local artisans, quality beading supplies, classes, FREE demonstrations, takeaways, and more. Oct 15 & 16 10 a.m.5 p.m. Guelph Best Western Royal Brock Hotel, 716 Gordon St. $2 admission. See http://www.grand riverbeadsociety.com for more details.

Kimdoly BeadsVancouver
www.kimdoly.com
Now open on Granville Island! Discover our incredible selection of semiprecious stone beads, findings, tools & more, all at amazing prices. Wholesale & Retail. Come in today for a unique beading experience. Visit our website today to check out classesonline shop is now OPEN!

103-1551 Johnston St.

(604) 683-6323.

POCO Creations & BeadsWinnipeg


www.pocobeads.com
Your full-service bead store. Freshwater pearls, gemstones, porcelain, metal, wood, Swarovski, glass, shell; sold by strand or individually. Findings, wire, tools, books, Jewelry Workshop Kits, magazines, displays. Workshops, private parties, custom design, repairs, handmade consignment jewelry.

575 Archibald St.

(204) 219-2528

ONLINE SHOPS
UNIQUE FOCAL BEADS
WWW.SIAMGEMPALACE.COM WWW.SIAMBEADPALACE.COM
90% CAN BE DRILLED! JUST ASK - $1.00/stone or no extra charge. MICRO FACET TOP CABS, ROSE CUTS, ROUGH TOP CABS, ROUGH BEADS. Import Directly. AWESOME MATERIALS - African & Vietnamese Tourmalines, American Jaspers, Ocean Jaspers, SAPPHIRES, ALL Semi Precious, Unusual Cuts & Materials. Cool Deals, your style. CUSTOM CUTTING AVAILABLE - small quantity ok. BANGKOK PRICES. Check us out. Email: siamgempalace@gmail.com Call us: 917.775.8696. NYC GIA Graduate Gemologist.

BEAD SOCIETIES California


Bead Society of San Diego County
PO Box 17560 San Diego, CA 92177 Web address: www.sdbeadsociety.org Meets the 3rd Saturday of each month, excluding July and December, 10 a.m. at the Mingei International Museum, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. We have speakers and classes. ANNUAL BEAD BAZAAR IS THE 1st WEEKEND IN AUGUST EVERY YEAR!! Contact Donna (858) 578-2273.

Canada
Toronto Bead Society
Ste. 43, 155 Tycos Dr. (mail only) Toronto, ON, Canada M6B 1W6 Email: info@torontobeadsociety.org Web address: www.torontobeadsociety.org Meetings 2nd Wednesday 7 p.m., SeptemberJune. Ryerson University, 380 Victoria St. (East of Yonge, between College and Dundas), Toronto Bead Society has a fair twice a year, 1st weekend in May and 2nd weekend in November. All info on our website, under Fairs.

Central California Bead Society


PO Box 895 Clovis, CA 93613 Web address: www.CentralCaliforniaBeadSociety.org Meets 4th Saturday of the month JanuaryAugust and October, at Marriott Fairfield Inn and Suites, 50 N. Clovis Ave., Clovis, from 9:302. Workshops by local and national teachers. 15th Annual BEAD AND JEWELRY SHOW September 18, 2011. Contact Jennifer (209) 878-0168.

CLASSIFIED WORD

BEAD BROWSER
www.breabeadworks.com
Full-service bead store and hot-glass studio. Largest selection of beads and gemstones in the area. Workshops and studio rental available daily.

Instruction
INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS for polymer clay, Precious Metal Clay, and bead weaving. Online catalog available at www.abbadabbavideo.com. Order online, toll-free (877) 744-0002 or (603) 744-0002 abba dabba Productions LLC.

www.FusionBeads.com
Your online destination for an inspiring selection, exceptional quality, guaranteed service, and volume discount pricing. Free shipping on domestic orders with no minimum order!

Notices
Bead Bar Full Service Bead Stores BEAD BAR is a registered Service mark of Bead Bar Inc. A Florida Corporation. All rights to the term BEAD BAR when used to market beads and beading supplies belong exclusively to Bead Bar Inc., and are protected from reproduction, imitation, confusing, and/or misleading uses under international, national, and state trademark laws. The use or misuse of this trademark is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Bead Bar Inc. Trademark infringement is a violation of federal law and subject to civil penalties.

New Jersey
South Jersey Bead Society
PO Box 1365 Merchantville, NJ 08109 E-mail: coprez2@southjerseybeadsociety.org Web address: www.southjerseybeadsociety.org Meetings are held the 1st Thursday of the month SeptemberJune, at Mount Laurel Fire House, 69 Elbo Ln., from 79. SJBS also offers workshops taught by local and national teachers. For more information, see the website or e-mail programs@southjerseybead society.org.

www.jubilibeadsandyarns.com
Dont miss our easy-to-use e-commerce website with ever-expanding inventory! Seed beads coming soon! Check out our beautiful focal beads, vintage treasures, finished jewelry, and mixed media kits. Come back often as were growing fast!

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www.thebeadcagebeads.com
The Beadcage. Large selection of seed beads, Crystalized Elements recommended store, large classroom with national instructors often, large gemstone strand selection, most available with designer discounts. Freshwater-pearl importer. MonSat 107.

COMING NE X T IN

www.toocutebeads.com
We carry Swarovski crystal, pendants, pearls, gold-filled beads, chain, sterling silver beads, cultured pearls, Murano glass, artist glass, tools and wire, kits, and much more. Visit our website for class schedule and for our sale of the week.

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CLASSES
FLORIDA
The Down the Street Bead Shows
Orange City, FL Ph. (866) 667-3232 E-mail: info@thedownthestreetbeadshow.com Website: www.thedownthestreetbeadshow.com

Fabulous jewelry for fall Four final projects by our 2011 Designers of the Year: Cynthia
Rutledge, Sherry Serafini, Kelly Wiese , Carol Wilcox Wells

The Down the Street Bead Shows, with stops in DeLand (Orlando area), Tampa, St. Augustine, Pompano, West Palm, and Ft. Myers, have ongoing classes in basic beading, seed beading, wire wrapping, cold fusion, soldering, fused glass, kumihimo braiding, and more.

Plus:

ILLINOIS
Natures Creation Ltd.
40W541 IL Rt. 64-B360 Wasco, IL 60183 Ph. (630) 377-0197 E-mail: info@dichroic.biz Website: www.dichroic.biz

Welcome winter with: Autumns End Bracelet Snow in Jerusalem Necklace

by Kathleen Lynam

Hands-on instruction, small classes, flexible scheduling. Dichroic glass jewelry studio and rock shop offering classes in silver jewelry, silver clay (PMC), cabochons, and dichroic-glass fusing. Retail/wholesale: designer cabs, fused and flameworked beads, fusible glassBullseye, C.B.S., DichroMagic, Navitar, and Moretti Rods.

by Svetlana Dubinsky

Seasons Delight Earrings


by Alice Kharon

Ann Gilbert

NEW JERSEY
Jubili Beads & Yarns
713 Haddon Ave. Collingswood, NJ 08108 Ph. 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techniques
These basic instructions are for techniques used in this issues projects and are from The Beaders Companion (Interweave, 2005). Dont have this popular book? Call (800) 272-2193 or visit interweavestore.com. BACKSTITCH BEAD EMBROIDERY FRINGE NETTING (SINGLE THREAD)

Begin by passing through the fabric, from wrong side to right side. String 4 beads. Lay the beads against the fabric and pass down through it just past the fourth bead. Pass up through the fabric between the second and third beads and pass through the last 2 beads just strung. String 4 beads and repeat.
BRICK STITCH

Exit from your foundation row of beads or fabric. String a length of beads plus 1 bead. Skipping the last bead, pass back through all the beads just strung to create a fringe leg. Pass back into the foundation row or fabric.
HERRINGBONE STITCH

Begin by creating a foundation row in ladder stitch. String 2 beads and pass under the closest exposed loop of the foundation row and back through the second bead. String 1 bead and pass under the next exposed loop and back through the bead just strung; repeat. To decrease within a row, string 1 bead and skip a loop of thread on the previous row, passing under the second loop and back through the bead. To increase within a row, work two stitches in the same loop on the previous row. For circular brick stitch, work increases as needed to keep the work flat; at the end of each round, pass through the first and last beads to stitch them together, then string 2 beads to begin the next round.

Begin with a foundation row of evencount ladder stitch. String 2 beads, pass down through the second-tolast bead in the ladder and up through the next bead. String 2 beads, pass down the next bead and then up through the following. Repeat to the end of the row. To end the row, pass back through the last bead strung. To begin the next row, string 2 beads and pass down through the second-to-last bead of the previous row and up through the following bead. Repeat, stringing 2 beads per stitch and passing down then up through 2 beads of the previous row. The 2-bead stitch will cause the beads to angle-up in each column, like a herringbone fabric.

Begin by stringing a base row of 13 beads. String 5 beads and pass back through the fifth bead from the end of the base row. String another 5 beads, skip 3 beads of the base row, and pass back through the next; repeat to the end of the row. To turn, pass back through the last 3 beads (one leg of the last net). String 5 beads, pass back through the center bead of the next net and continue.
PA S S T H R O U G H V S PA S S B A C K T H R O U G H

Pass through means to move your needle in the same direction that the beads have been strung. Pass back through means to move your needle in the opposite direction.
PEYOTE STITCH

Even-count flat peyote stitch begins by stringing an even number of beads to create the first two rows. Begin the third row by stringing 1 bead and passing back through the second-to-last bead of the previous row. String another bead and pass back through the fourth-to-last bead of the previous row. Continue adding 1 bead at a time, passing over every other bead of the previous row.

For tubular brick stitch, join a ladder-stitched foundation row into a ring by passing through the first and last beads of the row, with the holes facing up. *String 1 bead and pass under the closest exposed loop of the foundation ring. Pass back through the same bead and repeat, adding 1 bead at a time. Finish the round by passing down through the first bead and up through the last bead of the current round. Repeat from *.

Begin tubular herringbone stitch with a foundation row of ladder stitch. Join the ends together to form a ring. String 2 beads. Pass down through the next bead and up through the following bead. Repeat around the ring. At the end of the round, pass through the first beads of the previous and current rounds to step up to the new round.
LADDER STITCH

String 2 beads and pass through them again. String 1 bead. Pass through the last stitched bead and the one just strung. Repeat, adding 1 bead at a time and working in a figure-eight pattern. Use this stitch to make strips of beads or as the foundation for brick and herringbone stitches.

Odd-count peyote stitch begins with an uneven number of beads to create Rows 1 and 2. String 1 bead, skip the last bead strung, and pass through the next one. Repeat across the row (this is Row 3). To add the last bead, string 1 bead and knot the tail and working threads, clicking all beads into place. Start the next row (Row 4) by passing back through the last bead added. Continue in peyote stitch, turning as for evencount, shown above, at the end of this and all evennumbered rows. At the end of all odd-numbered rows, to add the last bead, string 1 bead, and pass under the thread loop at the edge of the previous rows.

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Make a mid-project peyote-stitch increase by working a two-drop over a one-drop in one row. In the next row, work a one-drop peyote stitch between the two-drop. For a smooth increase, use very narrow beads for both the two-drop and the one-drop between.

the first round, until you have added half the number of beads of the first round. Step up for the next round by exiting from the first bead of the second round. String 1 bead, pass through the second bead added in the second round, and pull thread tight. String 1 bead and pass through the third bead added in the second round. Continue around, filling in the spaces 1 bead at a time. Exit from the first bead added in each round.
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PROJECT RATING
Our three-level project rating system, found on the opening page of each project, is your guide to deciding which projects to make first:
Projects suited to those new to seed beading or to experienced beaders looking for a quick project Designs for an intermediate beader, a beginner ready to expand his/her skills, or an advanced beader looking for a project that wont take weeks to complete Start here if you are up for a challenge or looking for a detailed project that requires a longer time commitment

To make a mid-project peyote-stitch decrease, simply pass the thread through 2 beads without adding a bead in the gap. In the next row, work a regular one-drop peyote stitch over the decrease. Keep tension taut to avoid holes. For single-needle right-angle weave, string 4 beads and pass through the first 3 beads again to form the first unit. For the rest of the row, string 3 beads, pass through the last bead passed through in the previous unit, and the first 2 just strung; the thread path will resemble a figure eight, alternating directions with each unit. To begin the next row, pass through beads to exit the side bead of the last unit. String 3 beads, pass through the last bead passed through, and the first bead just strung. *String 2 beads, pass back through the next side bead of the previous row, the last bead passed through in the previous unit, and the last 2 beads just strung. Pass through the next side bead of the previous row, string 2 beads, pass through the last bead of the previous unit, the side bead just passed through, and the first bead just strung. Repeat from * to complete the row, then begin a new row as before.
S Q UA R E S T I TC H

For circular peyote stitch, string 3 beads and form the first round by passing through the first bead. For the second round, string 2 beads and pass through the next bead of the previous round; repeat twice. To step up to the third round, pass through the first bead of the current round. For the third round, string 1 bead and pass through the next bead of the previous round; repeat all around, then step up at the end of the round. Continue in this manner, alternating the two previous rounds. You may need to adjust the bead count depending on the relative size of the beads in order to keep the circle flat.

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Watch free videos at bead workmagazine.com/videos to learn valuable beading tips and techniques from Senior

For tubular peyote stitch, string an even number of beads and make a foundation circle by passing through them two more times, exiting from the first bead strung. String 1 bead and pass through the third bead of the foundation circle. String 1 bead and pass through the fifth bead of the foundation circle. Continue adding 1 bead at a time, skipping over 1 bead of

Begin by stringing a row of beads. For the second row, string 2 beads, pass through the second-to-last bead of the first row, and through the second bead just strung. Continue by stringing 1 bead, passing through the third-to-last bead of the first row, and through the bead just strung. Repeat this looping technique to the end of the row.

Editor Melinda Barta and Katie Hacker. More videos and stitch illustrations can also be found by clicking on the glossary tab at beadingdaily.com.

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bead artist

by Michelle Mach

Glass cabochons made with an insert nut that fits interchangeable sterling silver components, allowing easy customization.

Another collection of glass cabochons designed to accept interchangeable components.

INFLUENCED BY EVERYTHING from Moorish architecture to micro-

organisms, Dora Schuberts lampwork beads range from striking geometric designs to floral patterns to well-dressed geishas. Born in Singapore, Dora studied fine arts and graphic design after high school. She began making beads in 2003 as a hobby. Now living in Germany with her husband and children, she works full time selling her beads and teaching advanced classes. See more of Doras work at www.doraschubert.com.

Geisha Doll beads. The first beads created in Doras Tomonau series. Tomonau means accompany in Japanese. These beads are meant to offer protection and assurance to the wearer.

DORA SCHUBERT
Q: Youre originally from Singapore. How has living in Germany affected your designs? A: Singapore is a fast-paced country, very high-tech and advanced. Germany, in forget, which does happen occasionally, I contrast, seems slower and more relaxed. throw the bead out and begin again. This laid-back feeling gives me more Q: On your blog, you mention not room to ponder my designs and make making one design forever. How do you them work. know when its time to move on? Q: How do you come up A: With each design, there with your designs? Do eventually comes a Wow, you sketch? thats the summit! A: I love to sketch and feeling. Thats when I doodle. Then I use my know its time to move on designs as a guide when to something new. If I I start to melt glass. If attempt to carry on with you cant sketch it on that design after my paper, how can you summit piece, it usually make it happen with doesnt come out well. molten glass? I figure Q: Do you ever feel like out whether a design youve run out of ideas? will be easier to lay A: It happens when I work down starting from a too many days without a Glass bead with 22K gold leaf applied to the bead during torchwork. certain direction. If I break. Since last August, 96
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Ive cut back on my torch time, trying not to work during weekends and holidays, and spending time with family instead. Whenever Im blocked, I want to give up. Then, out of the blue, something clicks and new ideas fall into place. Usually, its something small that I see or something that someone says. Q: Did you want to be a lampworker as a child? A: I aspired to be a doctor, who doesnt? Q: Speaking of doctors, you list one of your sources of inspiration as the microscopic world of cells and bacterium. I dont think most people find bacteria beautiful. A: Anything microscopic looks relaxed and seems to float. Its not what we usually see in our daily lives. Larger things do not interest me as much as insignificant things. Minute details intrigue me.
PHOTOS: RALPH KERPA, GEESTHACHT, GERMANY

Flower Babies. Additional members of the Tomonau series.

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