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A DIGITAL SUPPLEMENT TO BEAD&BUTTON MAGAZINE

August 2012 Issue 110

Make this crystal


bracelet in under 1 hour

Thread or
beading wire:
how to
choose
whats best for
your project,
p.13

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Bracelet
bonanza!
Liven up your look with
9 great bracelet styles

Get in shape with


brick stitch

Stitch a classic cuff


with Tila beads

Make rivoli bezels


with filigree

Highlight a gemstone
cab with pearls

Nobody does it quite like Sherry!


Follow her lead to make this
playful bracelet, p. 36.

3 ways to customize
metal ndings to
match your project

PLUS

Braid a chunky kumihimo necklace


Design jewelry with movement
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More great bracelets!


Sew a garden of flowers for your wrist

pg. 4

Create a classic cuff with peyote stitch

pg. 7

Combine Tila beads, bugles, and drops


for a spiky adornment pg. 10

PLUS!
Make a cute
brick stitch
ornament
pg. 17

Stitch a three-drop peyote fleur-de-lis bracelet

pg. 14

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B&B Extra August 2012

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Contents
Along the garden path bracelet......................... 4
Turkish embroidery bracelet.............................. 7
Spiky Tila bracelet............................................ 10
Fleur-de-lis bracelet......................................... 14
Ornament in bloom.......................................... 17
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PEYOTE STITCH / BEAD WEAVING

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Stitch charming flower-head


components, and string them
along a delicate peyote pathway
designed by Deborah Kashdan

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materials
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FIGURE 1

FIGURE 2

FIGURE 3

Create your own unique flowers using fire-polished beads


in a variety of colors for a lovely pastoral bracelet. A discreet
strip of peyote stitch supports the flowers, provides a place
to attach the clasp, and gives the bracelet substance. You can
also experiment with omitting the peyote strip.
[4] Pick up seven 110s, and sew through

stepbystep
First flower head
[1] On a comfortable length of thread
or Fireline, pick up 12 110 seed beads,
leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail. Sew through
all the beads again to form a ring, and
tie the working thread and tail with
a square knot (Online Beading Basics).
[2] Pick up a 4 mm pearl, sew through
the corresponding 110 on the opposite
side of the ring (figure 1, ab), and sew
back through the pearl and the 110
your thread exited at the start of this
step (bc).
[3] Pick up three 110s, skip the next 110
in the ring, and sew through the following 110 to form a picot (cd). Repeat
this stitch to complete the round, and
step up through the first two 110s in
the first picot (de).

the center 110 of the next picot in the


previous round (figure 2, ab). Repeat
this stitch to complete the round, creating six points. Step up through the first
four 110s added in this round (bc).
[5] Pick up seven 110s, and sew through
the center 110 of the next point in the
previous round (figure 3, ab). Repeat
this stitch to complete the round,
creating the outside edge of the
flower head (bc).
[6] Pick up a color A 4 mm firepolished bead, and sew through the 110
in the initial ring of beads that corresponds with the 110 your thread exited
at the start of this step (figure 4, ab).
Sew back through the A, the 110 your
thread exited at the start of this step,
and the next three 110s along the outer
edge of the flower head (bc).

pink/green bracelet 634 in. (17.1 cm)


8 4 mm glass pearls (pink)
4 mm fire-polished beads
48 color A (Czech, olivine)
32 color B (Czech, light pink)
46 g 110 seed beads (Toho 514,
copper gold iris metallic)
34 g 150 seed beads (Toho 161,
full gloss iridescent crystal AB)
lobster claw clasp
2 9 mm jump rings
nylon beading thread, size D,
or Fireline 6 lb. test
beading needles, #12
purple/green bracelet colors:
4 mm glass pearls (antique gold)
4 mm fire-polished beads
color A (Czech, amethyst/topaz two toned)
color B (Czech, amethyst)
110 seed beads (Toho 183, hybrid ultra
luster green)
150 seed beads (Toho 617, matte color
dark olive)

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To brush up on the Online
Beading Basics in this story, go to
www.BeadAndButton.com/Basics.

EDITORS NOTE:
Use a different combination
of colors for each flower head
to stitch a bouquet for your
wrist. Jane

Deborah Kashdan
4 mm glass pearl

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4 mm re-polished bead, color A

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4 mm re-polished bead, color B


110 seed bead

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began beading in 2008


and started a small craft
business called Earthly
Treasures. She lives and beads
in Boynton Beach, Florida.
Contact her at kashdand@ymail.com,
or to see more of her designs,
visit www.etsy.com/shop/
earthlytreasuresbyDK.

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The clever design of this bracelet


weaves a peyote band among the
flowers for an added pop of color.

[7] Pick up a color B 4 mm fire-polished bead, sew through the center 110
in the corresponding picot created in
step 3 (cd), and sew back through
the B. Skip the next 110 along the outer
edge, and sew through the next four
110s (de).
[8] Repeat steps 6 and 7. Repeat step 6
once more, but sew through eight 110s
along the outer edge instead of four (ef).
[9] Repeat steps 6 and 7 twice, and then
work step 6 again, but sew through
eight 110s along the outer edge instead
of four (fg). End the working thread
and tail (Online Basics).

Subsequent flower heads


[1] Repeat steps 14 of First flower

Peyote band and assembly


[1] Measure your wrist to determine

head. To join to the previous flower


head: Work as in step 5, but stop after
the fifth repeat with your thread exiting
the center 110 in the outer round of
points (figure 5, point a). Sew through
seven 110s along the outside edge of
an unembellished cavity in the previous
flower head (ab), and then sew through
the center 110 of the next point in the
new flower head (bc).
[2] Repeat steps 69 of First flower
head.
[3] Repeat steps 1 and 2 to make
and join a total of eight flower heads.

your desired bracelet length. On a comfortable length of thread or Fireline,


attach a stop bead (Online Basics),
leaving an 8-in. (20 cm) tail. Pick up six
150 seed beads, and work in flat evencount peyote stitch (Online Basics) to
create a band that is 12 in. (2.55 cm)
longer than your wrist measurement.
[2] Remove the stop bead. String a
9 mm jump ring over this end of the
band, and with the tail, stitch the end
beads to the back of the band approximately 12 in. (1.3 cm) from the end.
[3] Leading with the unfinished end
of the band, string the flower heads
onto the peyote band by weaving
over the seven-bead edge of the unembellished cavities of the flower heads.
Center the flower heads on the band,
and add or remove rows of peyote
if necessary.
[4] Repeat step 2 on the remaining end
of the band, and then open the jump
ring (Online Basics), and attach the
lobster claw clasp. w

FIGURE 5

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PEYOTE STITCH

Turkish

embroidery

Create a bracelet
inspired by Turkish
kilim motifs

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designed by Mahide Erkan

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Work two peyote stitch


panels, and join them with
accent beads. A toggle bar
and built-in slot serve as
the clasp.

materials
bracelet 778 x 2 in. (20 x 5 cm)
10 3 mm round accent beads
(red)
110 Delica cylinder beads
3 g color A (DB0254, opaque
luster silver gold)
7 g color B (DB0352, matte
eggshell)
1 g color C (DB0373, metallic
matte dark green)
2 g color D (DB0795, opaque
matte coral)
2 g color E (DB0729, opaque
turquoise green)
nylon beading thread or
Fireline 6 lb. test
beading needles, #11 or #12

stepbystep
[1] On a comfortable length of thread
or Fireline and leaving a 6-in. (15 cm)
tail, follow the pattern to work two
panels in flat odd-count peyote stitch
(Online Beading Basics) using 110 Delica
cylinder beads. On one panel, omit the
center bead in each of the indicated
rows, leaving an open slot. On the other
panel, use color B beads where the
opening is indicated. End and add
thread (Online Basics) as needed.
[2] To create the toggle bar: On 1 yd.
(.9 m) of thread and leaving a 6-in.
(15 cm) tail, work a strip of flat oddcount peyote that is 13 cylinder beads
wide and six rows long. Roll the strip
into a tube, and zip up (Online Basics)
the end rows.
[3] With the working thread exiting an
end bead in the tube, pick up a 3 mm
bead, and sew through the corresponding end bead on the opposite side of the
tube. Sew through the beadwork of the
tube to exit an end bead on the other
end of the tube, and add a 3 mm bead
the same way. End the tail but not the
working thread.
[4] Sew through the beadwork of the
tube to exit a bead at the center of the
toggle bar. Stitch a strip of five cylinder
beads using ladder stitch (Online Basics).
Stitch the five-bead strip to the center
of the 21st row of the panel without
the open slot.
[5] Using the working thread and tails
from the panels, connect the panels by
sewing back and forth through 3 mm
beads positioned between the up-beads
at the remaining ends of the panels.
End all the remaining threads. w

www To brush up on the


Online Beading Basics
referenced in this story, go to
www.BeadAndButton.com/
Basics.

Mahide Erkan
lives in Istanbul,
Turkey. She has
a Bachelors and
Masters degree in
architecture. She transfers
kilim, embroidery, and
textile designs to her jewelry.
Contact her at mahide44@
gmail.com.

PATTERN

Color A, opaque luster silver gold


Color B, matte eggshell
Color C, metallic matte dark green
Color D, opaque matte coral
Color E, opaque turquoise green

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Spiky

LADDER STITCH / BEAD WEAVING

Tila bracelet

Bugle beads and drops spice up


and spike up a Tila bead bracelet
designed by Kassie Inman

This project begs to be toyed with. Work the


band with alternating colors of Tila beads and
bugles (as in the green bracelet), or choose a
monochromatic palette (as in the blue version).

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5 mm Tila bead, color A

5 mm Tila bead, color B

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FIGURE 1

6 mm bugle bead, color C


6 mm bugle bead, color D
3.4 mm drop bead
150 seed bead, color E
150 seed bead, color F

FIGURE 2

Add just a touch of biker chic with long bugle beads and
drop-bead embellishments. The width of the beadwork gives
you the look of a cuff with the drape of a bracelet.

stepbystep

Spikes
[1] Add 2 yd. (1.8 m) of Fireline to one

Band
[1] On a comfortable length of Fireline,

end of the band, and exit the first hole


of an end B (figure 2, point a).
[2] Pick up two color D 6 mm bugle
beads, sew down through the next hole
of the same Tila bead (ab), and then
sew up through the adjacent hole of
the following Tila bead (bc). Pick up
two color C 6 mm bugle beads, sew
down through the next hole of the same
Tila bead, and then sew up through the
adjacent hole of the following Tila bead
(cd). Repeat these two stitches for the
length of the band, alternating between
D and C 6 mm bugle beads, and then
sew through the beadwork to exit the
end Tila bead along the opposite edge.
Repeat this step to add spikes to the
other edge of the band. End the thread.

pick up a color A 5 mm Tila bead, a


color B 5 mm Tila bead, an A, and a B.
Sew through all four Tila beads again to
form a ring, sewing through the same
holes as before and leaving a 6-in.
(15 cm) tail. Form the Tila beads into
two stacks of two beads each (figure 1,
ab). Sew through the second hole of
both Tila beads in the last stack (bc).
[2] Working in two-bead ladder stitch,
pick up a B and an A, and sew through
the Tila beads in the previous stack and
the two Tila beads just picked up (cd).
Continue through the second hole of
the two new Tila beads (de). Repeat
this stitch, flip-flopping the A and B
each time, until the band is in.
(6 mm) short of the desired bracelet
length. End and add thread (Online
Beading Basics) as needed. End with
an odd number of stacks of Tila beads.
End the working thread and tail.

materials
green bracelet 614 in. (15.9 cm)
45 g 5 mm Tila beads in each of 2
colors: color A (Miyuki 2005, matte
metallic copper), color B (Miyuki 2035,
matte khaki iris)
2 g 6 mm bugle beads in each of 2
colors: color C (Toho F463K, frosted
matte pink/green), color D (Toho 706,
matte metallic teal)
23 g 3.4 mm drop beads (Miyuki 462,
metallic gold iris)
1 g 150 seed beads in each of 2 colors:
color E (Toho 703, matte Cabernet)
color F (Miyuki 454, metallic dark plum)
3-strand slide clasp
Fireline 6 lb. test
beading needles, #12
blue bracelet colors:
4 g 9 mm bugle beads (Toho 705, matte
raku blue/plum iris)
5 mm Tila beads (Miyuki 2001, matte
metallic blue-grey)
3.4 mm drop beads (Miyuki 455, metallic
variegated blue iris)
150 seed beads: color E (Miyuki 401FR,
matte black AB), color F (Miyuki 452,
metallic dark blue iris)

www

To brush up on the Online


Beading Basics referenced in this
story (plus lots of other techniques!),
go to www.BeadAndButton.com/Basics.

Kassie Inman has been


designing and making
jewelry and other bead
art since 2004. She
lives in western North
Carolina with her son and daughter,
who also like to bead. She works
full time in payroll and accounting,
and beading is her way to relax
after work. Visit her website,
www.beadingbutterfly.com, or email
her at kassie@beadingbutterfly.com.

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FIGURE 3

FIGURE 4

Embellishment
[1] Add 2 yd. (1.8 m) of Fireline

[4] Sew through a loop of the clasp,

to one end of the band, and sew up


through the first bugle bead along this
edge with the needle pointing away
from the band (figure 3, point a).
[2] Pick up two color F 150 seed
beads, and sew through the adjacent
bugle bead (ab). Pick up four color E
150 seed beads, a 3.4 mm drop bead,
and four Es. Cross the band diagonally,
and sew through the corresponding
bugle bead with the needle pointing
away from the band (bc).
[3] Repeat step 2 (cd) for the length
of the bracelet, zigzagging across the
band, and exit the last bugle bead
along one edge with the needle point-

pick up a drop bead, and sew back


through the loop of the clasp and
the adjacent hole of the end Tila bead
(ab). Repeat this stitch twice (bc).
Retrace the thread path through
the loops and drop beads to secure
the connection.
[5] Sew through the first holes in both
end Tila beads, exiting the first unembellished bugle bead with the needle
pointing away from the band (cd).
[6] Work as in steps 24, but instead
of picking up a new drop bead in step 2,
sew through the existing drop bead to
form an X across the center of the
band. End the thread. w

ing toward the band (figure 4, point a).

EDITORS
NOTE:
Make a wider
band by starting with
six Tila beads in step 1
of Band, and then work
step 2, but pick up three
Tila beads in each stack.
In step 2 of Embellishment,
pick up six 150s on either
side of the drop bead. Use
a four-strand slide clasp for
the closure. Jane

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THREE-DROP PEYOTE STITCH

Fleur-de-lis
bracelet

Wear a classic motif with


this quick-to-stitch pattern
designed by Josie Fabre

Two colors + one decorative design =


a very wearable bracelet!

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DBH0035 Metallic galvanized silver hex cut


DB0453 Galvanized dark gunmetal

materials

PATTERN 2

PATTERN 3

My inspiration for this piece


came from the fleur-de-lis
that are seen everywhere in
Louisiana. Its worked in
three-drop peyote stitch,
which means this bracelet
comes together quickly.

stepbystep
[1] On a comfortable length of thread

PATTERN 1

or Fireline and leaving a 12-in. (30 cm)


tail, follow pattern 1 to work in threedrop peyote stitch using 110 hex-cut
and cylinder beads. Go online to
BeadAndButton.com/Basics to learn
how to work two-drop peyote; threedrop is worked the same way but with
three beads per stitch. End and add
thread (Online Basics) as needed.
[2] To create a toggle bar: On 1 yd.
(.9 m) of thread and leaving a 6-in.
(15 cm) tail, work a strip of flat evencount peyote stitch (Online Basics) that
is 18 beads wide and 12 rows long. You
can work the bar in all one color bead,
or follow pattern 2 to create a center
stripe. Roll the strip into a tube, and
zip up (Online Basics) the end rows.
[3] At the center of the toggle bar, make
a flat even-count peyote tab two beads
wide and eight rows long (pattern 3).
Use the two red boxes in pattern 1 as
a guide to attach the tab.
[4] To create a toggle ring (see the photo
on the previous page): On the other end
of the band, using the 12-in. (30 cm)
tail, exit the 10th bead from the edge.
In flat even-count peyote, make a strip
28 beads long and two beads wide.
Attach the strip to the 10th bead from
the other edge. w

bracelet without the clasp


678 x 134 in. (17.5 x 4.4 cm)
10 g 110 hex-cut beads (DBH0035,
metallic galvanized silver)
5 g 110 cylinder beads (DB0453,
galvanized dark gunmetal)
nylon beading thread or
Fireline 6 lb. test
beading needles, #11 or #12

www To brush up on the Online


Beading Basics referenced in this
story (plus lots of other techniques!),
go to www.BeadAndButton.com/
Basics.

Josie Fabre has been


beading for almost
10 years. She resides in
Slidell, Louisiana. She is
a full-time scientist and mother
but beads every chance she gets.
She is inspired by nature, art,
and architecture. She also enjoys
photography and is beginning to
combine her photographs with her
jewelry designs. Contact Josie at
jpfabre@bellsouth.net, or visit her
website, www.josie.etsy.com.

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BRICK STITCH

Ornament in

bloom
Follow the natural
shape of brick
stitch to make
a 3-D ornament
featuring a floral
pattern and
looped fringe
by Julia Gerlach

Join the bases of a pair of


beaded pyramids to make
a festive holiday bauble.

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materials
Color A, metallic raspberry
Color B, opaque cream
Color C, sparkle aqua green-lined teal
Color D, transparent olive luster
Color E, silver-lined raspberry
Color F, silver-lined orange
Color G, lined light cranberry AB
Color H, silver-lined yellow
PATTERN

This ornament is truly versatile. Work it up in your favorite


colorway to reflect any holiday or season, or use a different
bead size to make a larger or smaller bauble.

stepbystep

Assembly
[1] Place two panels side by side.

Triangular panels
[1] On 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread, work in

Using the working thread from one,


sew through the corresponding edge
bead on the other panel, and continue
through the next edge bead (photo a).
Repeat this stitch to connect all the
edge beads on this side. Do not end
the working thread.
[2] Repeat step 1 to attach a third
panel, and then repeat again to connect
the first panel to the third panel.
[3] Repeat steps 1 and 2 with the
remaining three panels to make a
second 3-D triangle.
[4] With a remaining thread from one
of the 3-D triangles, sew through the
beadwork to exit an A at the tip. Pick
up a 3 mm fire-polished bead and nine
color B 130 Charlottes. Sew back
through the 3 mm and tip A adjacent to
the one your thread exited at the start
of this step (photo b). Sew up through
the following tip A, and retrace the
thread path through the 3 mm and
Charlottes, sewing through tip As that
you have not sewn through yet. Retrace
the thread path once more, making sure
all the tip As are attached to the 3 mm.
End the thread.
[5] To make the fringe, add thread
(Online Basics) to the other 3-D

ladder stitch (Online Beading Basics) to


make a ladder of 15 color A 110 cylinder beads, leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail.
This is row 1 of the panel.
[2] Working in brick stitch, follow the
pattern using 110 cylinder beads in
colors AH to stitch the next 13 rows:
Row 2: A, C, four Bs, two Ds, four Bs,
C, A
Row 3: A, B, D, two Bs, D, E, D, two Bs,
D, B, A
Row 4: A, B, three Ds, two Es, three Ds,
B, A
Row 5: A, three Bs, E, G, E, three Bs, A
Row 6: A, two Bs, E, two Gs, E,
two Bs, A
Row 7: A, B, E, three Gs, E, B, A
Row 8: A, B, E, two Fs, E, B, A
Row 9: A, B, F, H, F, B, A
Row 10: A, B, two Hs, B, A
Row 11: A, three Bs, A
Row 12: A, two Bs, A
Row 13: A, C, A
Row 14: two As
End the tail (Online Basics) but not the
working thread. Set the panel aside.
[3] Repeat steps 1 and 2 to make a
total of six panels.

ornament 2 x 1 in. (7 x 2.5 cm)


3 mm fire-polished bead
110 Miyuki Delica cylinder beads
12 g in each of 8 colors:
color A (DB0428, metallic raspberry)
color B (DB0732, opaque cream)
color C (DB1769, sparkle aqua greenlined teal)
color D (DB1227, transparent olive luster)
color E (DB1342, silver-lined raspberry)
color F (DB0045, silver-lined orange)
color G (DB0062, lined light cranberry
AB)
color H (DB0145, silver-lined yellow)
1 g 110 seed beads (Czech, silver-lined
pink)
1 g 130 Charlottes in each of 2 colors:
color B (Czech, opaque cream)
color I (Czech, olive jade luster)
nylon beading thread, size D
beading needles, #12
polyester fiberfill

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triangle, and exit a tip A. Pick up


20 B Charlottes, three color I 130 Charlottes, seven 110 seed beads,
three I Charlottes, and 20 B Charlottes.
Sew through a tip A adjacent to the
one your thread exited at the start
of this step, and continue through the
following tip A (photo c). Repeat this
stitch twice.
[6] Work as in step 5 to make a fringe
beginning and ending with 15 B Charlottes (photo d). Repeat twice.
[7] Work as in step 5 to make a fringe
with five B Charlottes, three I Charlottes, five 110 seed beads, three I Charlottes, and five B Charlottes (photo e).
Repeat twice.

[8] Sew down through the top three B


Charlottes of the first fringe loop made
in the previous step. Pick up three B
Charlottes, and sew up through the
top three B Charlottes of the adjacent
fringe loop (photo f). Sew through
the adjacent tip A in the triangle, and
continue through the following tip A.
Repeat this step around to connect
the top layer of fringe loops. End
the thread.
[9] Fill each 3-D triangle with a
small amount of fiberfill. Align the
ladder rows of the triangles, and using
any remaining thread, zigzag through
the corresponding As on the two
triangles to connect them. End any
remaining threads. w

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