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beautiful wreath using a combination of crystals
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Contents
Projects
16 Coastal Treasures – Christmas accessory

18 Kiss Beads – bracelet

22 Cheeky Jewellery – necklace and bracelet

24 Adelaide Beads – bracelet

26 My Beads – necklace

28 Cheeky Jewellery – bridal bracelet set

32 Adelaide Beads – necklace

34 Cheeky Jewellery – accessory

38 My Beads – necklace

40 Adelaide Beads – bracelet

46 Cheeky Jewellery – necklace

48 My Beads – accessory

50 Cheeky Jewellery – earrings

52 Adelaide Beads – necklace and earrings

54 Cheeky Jewellery – bracelet

56 Adelaide Beads – necklace

58 Cheeky Jewellery – rosaries

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60 Soft Flex Company – accessory

62 Coastal Treasures – Christmas accessory

64 Cheeky Jewellery – necklace

68 Coastal Treasures – Christmas earrings

Feature
12 Trends
Check out the latest beading trends

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42 Beads Glorious Beads Competition

44 Shopping Guide – Christmas

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72 Basic Instructions

76 Readers’ Offer

78 Glossary

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COMPETITION NEWS The latest in events and news
WINNERS (12:6)
Cheeky Jewellery
NEWS SNIPPETS By Danielle Ryan

K. Clarke NSW This news edition, we have hints and tips on buying beautiful
Three M’s Fashion vintage and antique jewellery pieces, we have spring craft
Jewellery Belinda Keast SA shows and exhibitions, as well as some fantastic books that
Three M’s Fashion would be the perfect addition to every jewellery maker’s library.
Jewellery
Mrs Diana Kirby WA

Three M’s Fashion SHOPPING FOR ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE JEWELLERY


Jewellery
Valerie Easton QLD

Three M’s Fashion


Jewellery

Shutterstock © V.S.Anandhakrishna
Mary-Anne Seble VIC
Shutterstock © Liv Friis-Larsen

Three M’s Fashion


Jewellery
Deborah Wells NSW

Wishware Beads
Jacqueline Thorby WA

Wishware Beads
There are many beaders and jewellery Late Georgian, Early Victorian, Mid-
Olivia Hall SA makers who enjoy searching for old Victorian, Late Victorian, Edwardian, Art
hidden treasures that can be re-designed Deco and Retro.
into new jewellery pieces or simply worn t*UJTFTTFOUJBMUPVOEFSTUBOEIPXUIF
on its own for its historical beauty. An condition of a piece will affect its
antique is an object which is at least 100 value. This can make all the difference
years old whilst vintage pieces are at least in making an informed purchase.
20 years old. Antiques and vintage pieces Evidently, older pieces that are highly
are collected because of its age, beauty, elaborate or detailed as well as pieces
rarity, condition, utility or unique features. in excellent condition will sell for a
We have tips on shopping for antique or higher price. Desirable items include
vintage pieces, which might come in handy those that come with authentication
for anyone looking to use these findings in papers, its original box, price tag or
their projects. jewellery pouch. Look out for any
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decades of various historical eras. missing stones.
Each era offers a vast range of designs t/FFEMFTTUPTBZ WJOUBHFBOEBOUJRVF
depending on the popular themes of jewellery can fetch very high prices.
that time. When shopping for any form If you’re on a budget you can
of antique or vintage jewels, gemstones always consider purchasing vintage
or jewellery it is helpful to understand reproductions, which offer the look of
Designed by the materials and motifs found on each vintage or antique pieces without a hefty
Three M’s Fashion Jewellery
item. Eras worth researching include price tag.

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BOOKS
How to Make Hammered Wire
Jewellery by Linda Jones. High-
profile Author Linda Jones shows how
to make gorgeous jewellery using
only basic techniques and very few
specialist materials. Hammering wire
is easy and creates texture, form and
toughness. The jewellery making Bead Fest show
techniques required are very basic,
such as making jump rings, bead
SHOWS AND FAIRS – AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
links, headpins and fish-hook clasps, 16 September 2016 – 17 January all hand made from original designers.
so beginners can launch straight in. 2017, Italian Jewels: Bulgari Style, For more information, visit http://www.
Twenty-five gorgeous projects are National Gallery of Victoria. Italian craftmarkets.com.au/
grouped under Jewels: Bulgari Style brings together 4 – 6 November 2016, Melbourne
Feathers, Shapes Bulgari’s visionary creativity and Bead Expo, Box Hill Institute, Box Hill
and Scrunched the maison’s leading women in a VIC. Exhibitors from Australia-wide
Wire, with the Get spectacular display of film, photography selling beads, gems and findings come
Creative chapter and glittering jewels. Showcasing the to the Melbourne Bead Expo – it’s
combining all longstanding relationship between Australia’s largest bead show! The
the techniques Bulgari, Rome and Hollywood cinema, show will have exhibitions of members’
learned. RRP the exhibition features exquisite jewels work, which gets bigger and better
$36.99 from the personal collections of each year. Expo highlights include
Elizabeth Taylor and Gina Lollobrigida International Tutor, Nancy Cain visiting
and favoured by prestigious patrons with an exciting choice of workshops
Amazing Macrame: 29 Knotted and such as Anita Ekberg and Grace Kelly. set to challenge and inspire. The Bead
Beaded Accessories to Make by Spectacular jewels worn on the red Challenge will also run again and you
Claire Rougerie. Macrame is back carpet by leading Hollywood starlets, can release your creative genie with
with a fresh, new style. Claire Rougerie such as Kiera Knightley, feature from the the exotic “Midnight Blues” mix for the
guides the reader through nine lessons Bulgari Heritage Collection. For more 2016 challenge. This competition is
accompanied by easy step-by-step information, visit https://www.ngv.vic. open to everyone, not just members.
instructions and diagrams. There are gov.au/exhibition/italian-jewels/ For more information, visit http://www.
29 original and colourful designs 16 October 2016, Craft Markets beadsociety.com.au/
to make including jewellery, bags, Australia Lardner Park Christmas 4 – 7 November 2016, Tasmanian
accessories and various ideas for Market, Lardner Park, VIC. Come and Craft Fair, Deloraine, TAS. The
embellishing join Craft Markets Australia at the first Tasmanian Craft Fair is the largest
your outfits. Lardner Park market for the season. working demonstration of arts and
The designs Make an early start with your Christmas crafts in Australia with more than 200
are both chic shopping. Hosting a wonderful diverse exhibitors of fine art, craft, gourmet food
and bohemian range of stalls, this market will have plus entertainment. If you are looking
combining a retro you plunging headlong into a myriad for an art or craft piece for yourself,
sixties style with of sensations. From the traditional unique purchases for Christmas gifts or
a more modern to contemporary, an eclectic mix of a great day out, this is the event for you.
look. RRP $28.99 textures, materials and surfaces make For more information, visit http://www.
up a huge range of distinctive products, tascraftfair.com.au/

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win a 12 month subscription to Creative beading flavour. Have a look! phrase on the spine of the magazine
Beading we are running a competition Well, the team at Creative Beading and receive the next 7 issues of
for you to give us a catchy phrase for the thought it would be fun if you the reader Creative Beading FREE.
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noticed, for a number of issues now we Creative Beading Phrase Competition for “I’ll bead home for Christmas” on this
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BEADING TRENDS

The Gift of Giving


TOP TRENDS FOR CHRISTMAS

If you have fashionista friends or family, you might be looking to create fashion
jewellery pieces to gift this season. Fashion jewellery is both fun to create and wear;
your giftee is sure to be delighted with the beautiful piece of jewellery they are gifted
with on Christmas morning!

BY DANIELLE RYAN

These are the jewellery styles that will delight


the style lovers you’re shopping for this
Christmas:

Sentiment Jewellery: Make a statement of


love with personalised jewellery. Sentiment
jewellery includes necklaces with romantic
words as well as rings with sweet statements
about family, romance or faith. Find a
statement that reflects how you feel about
the person. Not only is this a meaningful
gift, personalisation is also very much in
style right now.

Midi Rings: Midi rings sit on the first knuckle


of your finger and create an elegant and
bohemian look. They are perfect for showing
off freshly manicured nails or wearing them
stacked together to create a statement.

Statement Jewellery: Oversized and out-


there jewellery makes a statement that any
fashion lover will appreciate. Bib necklaces
are one of the most popular styles and
you can find them in a variety of colours.
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Colourful cuff bracelets and bold cocktail


rings are also statement-making pieces that
are in style this year.

Negative Space Jewellery: This is a delicate


style of jewellery that has a lot of openwork
to highlight the negative space. A popular

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BEADINGTRENDS
BEADING TRENDS

Mesh style earrings Negative space pendant

type of negative space jewellery are rings around the world. Earrings, necklaces and FACT FILE
in the shapes of X’s and O’s as well as bar bracelets that have multiple shades of gold GIFT GIVING AT
necklaces. Negative space jewellery is best take this trend to the limit. If you have a gold CHRISTMAS
suited to those who before a minimalistic look. wearing friend, why not surprise them with a tOne of the main
This type of jewellery is also great to wear beautiful gold piece. reasons we have
everyday as it matches almost any outfit. If you the customer
really want to impress, look for negative space Mesh Jewellery: Bracelets, earrings and of giving and
pieces with simple embellishments such as necklaces of fine mesh chain have a tough yet receiving presents
diamond accents. minimal look. You’ll see it as simple tubes and at Christmas is
as pretty braids of mesh. Like other trends this to remind us
Gold: Gold seems to be having a fashion season, it comes in a variety of metals and of the presents
moment and everything from yellow to rose some pieces feature mixed metals for a look given to Jesus by
gold is being worn by style loving women that’s very stylish. the Wise Men;
Frankincense,
Gold and Myrrh.
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families and friends
give presents to
each other at
Christmas time.
Most children
believe in a
Christmas gift
bringer, which is
often Santa Clause.
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children believe that
it is the Christkind
that brings gifts,
while in Spain they
believe it is the
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Wise Men and in


Italy, an old lady
called Befana.

Continued ...

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BEADING TRENDS

Continued ...

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in different places
depending on
where you are in
the world. In some
parts of Europe,
presents are left in
shoes or boots put
out by children. In
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Italy, the UK, the
USA and Australia,
presents are left in DÉCOR TRENDS Frosted decorations can be used alone for
stockings or under Christmas is no doubt a busy time of you. a monotone elegant finish or blended with
the Christmas tree. Whilst we are looking for the perfect gifts for soft tones such as blush, nude, mint green or
t1SFTFOUTBSF our loved ones we are also planning festive pastel blue.
also opened on events and of course, decorating our homes
different days all to get us in the Christmas spirit. If you enjoy Blue Hue: Blue is big in so many ways!
over the world. In decorating the home than we have some Every shade of blue from pale to dark
Holland, children exciting themes you might like to try out when and everything in between can be mixed
open ten of their considering your décor this season. with turquoise, jade green and metallic
presents on St for a pop of colour. We have become
Nicholas’ Eve on Winter Wonderland: Clear and frosted glass accustomed to the traditional red and
5th December. On and acrylics made a real splash in the past green colours of Christmas so adding some
St Nicholas’ Day few years and are here to stay in 2016. As blue to your home décor will leave you
(6th December) well as the traditional bauble shapes, icicle feeling refreshed and ready to take on the
children in decorations which provide a frosty feel are busy season ahead. Another big change
Belgium, Germany, a big part of the winter wonderland trend. in tradition is the integration of more blue
Czech Republic
and some other
European countries
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open some of their


presents.
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including UK, USA
and Australia open
their presents on
Christmas Day,
25th December.
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are opened on
6th January. This
occasion is known
as an Epiphany
and is celebrated
amongst Catholic’s
in countries
including Spain
and Mexico.

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BEADING
DING TRENDS
“ If you’re
looking for
more of
rustic look
but don’t
know how
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you can
incorporate
it into your
Christmas
décor, just
and bright gold, creating very strong regal scattered throughout many glittery homes, think natural
appeal. This season the mix creates a adding to that instant feeling of happiness woods, wood
warmer palette. that Christmas brings.
finishes and
Merry Metallics: A variety of metallics Tradition with a Twist: Another strong trend textured
have seen wide popularity over the last few is red and white with a touch of green. The fabrics such
years however this year the metallic palette primary colour of this theme is white which
is set to transition. The go-to platinum’s creates freshness and lightens the mix. as burlap
and rich golds which appear every season One major pro of this theme is the array of ribbons and
will transform into copper, bronzer and
pewter, silver tones. While gold has always
beautiful decorations you can find – think
cute elves with legs sticking out from trees,
flowers. ”
maintained its status around Christmas time, Santa Hats as tree toppers, reindeer ear picks
the inclusion of these other tones to create and bright florals all combined to create a
a neutral palette. For those who like to add fun look.
colour into the metallic mix, shades such as
burgundy, emerald green or turquoise will Neutrals and Platinum’s: One the other
create the colour splash you desire. end of the spectrum we have traditional
favourites champagne, nude and platinum
Retro Christmas: We are starting to see a gold shades. These soft tones ooze elegance
trend of Christmas enthusiasts getting more and maintain their importance and popularity
adventurous with their decorations and this season. It’s hard to see champagne ever
straying away from traditional elements. With losing its appeal as a sparkling companion to
the likes of chalkboard art and rustic décor decorated homes.
becoming a major trend this year, we will see
an influx of people using this as inspiration Rustic Noel: If you’re looking for more of
around Christmas. Black, red, white and lime rustic look but don’t know how you can
green can be used to create a retro vibe. incorporate it into your Christmas décor,
just think natural woods, wood finishes and
All that Glitters: Take your lime green, textured fabrics such as burlap ribbons and
emeralds and burgundy’s and add an flowers. The wood tones are either lighter
element of glitter to these colours. The pairing in colour and often combined with white for
is sure to keep your décor in-style and makes a simplistic look. If you prefer darker tones
for a fun themed home. Your home is bound of wood you can mingle this with traditional
to put a smile on the face of anyone who reds and greens for a warm natural
enters its glittery presence, after all there is glow. To finalise the look, decorate with
no such thing as too much glitter! As a side woodlands creatures such as owls, squirrels
line, sweet decorations including reindeer and and foxes, in tones from natural browns to
elves reminiscent of the 1950’s have been winter whites.

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PROJECT

Coastal Treasures – Christmas accessory

MATERIALS An embroidery hoop makes a simple wreath


24ga wire
Embroidery hoop for holiday season
Ribbon to hang
STEP ONE Start with red pearl, wrap wire around a few
Cut a 2.5m piece 24ga wire to work with at times, add red crystal, wrap wire around a
BEADS a time. few times, add red mini. Use all 16 of each
8 x foil twist
bead again, spacing beads out evenly around
16 x green frosted STEP TWO wreath. Wrap wire around a few times to
16 x green crystals Start with all the green beads – Foil twists, secure end, cut off any excess wire.
16 x green pearls pearls, frosted beads, and the crystals. Thread
16 x red crystals wire around wreath a few times to secure STEP FOUR
end, thread on foil twist bead, wrap wire Continue wrapping using the gold and silver
16 x red pearls around a few times, green pearl, wrap wire stars.
16 x red minis around, green frosted, wrap wire around,
16 x gold stars green crystal, wrap wire, green pearl, wrap STEP FIVE
wire, green frosted, wrap wire, green crystal. Continue wrapping with the leaves. Wrap
16 x silver stars
Use all green beads, spacing out evenly wire and secure to wreath. Attach leaves as
32 x light green leaves around the wreath. Make sure all beads are you have all the other beads by threading
32 x dark green leaves on the front and sides of wreath. To finish straight on and wrapping wire around to
wire end, just wrap a few times around hoop secure.
without beads, trim if needed and cut a new
TOOLS wire length and continue. Coastal Treasures
Wire cutters
18b Railway Tce
STEP THREE Beachport SA
On second layer attach all the red beads Ph: 08 8735 8010
– red pearls, red crystals and red minis. www.coastaltreasures.com.au

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Beaded
Christmas Wreath
PROJECT

Kiss Beads – bracelet

MATERIALS A chenille net stitch bracelet with a hidden clasp –


6lb Fireline smoke
Tube magnetic clasp quick and fun

BEADS
15gm 6° Lavender Red STEP ONE ‘A’ Rows – add 1 x 6 between each set of O’s
Bronze seed Using a comfortable length of working at the end step through first O of row and up
15gm O beads thread pick up 1 x 6, 2 x O, a total of 4 into the first 6. Diagram 3.
times. Tie into a circle and pass through all
beads again exiting to split between 2 O’s.
TOOLS Diagram 1 and 2.
Beading needle
Scissors

LENGTH adjustable

Diagram 3.
Diagram 1.

‘B’ Rows – add 2 x O’s between each 6°


bead at the end of row pass through first O
of row. Diagram 4.

Diagram 2.

Designers note: all diagrams are shown with


space but work should be pulled firm and
tight, to achieve tube.
Diagram 4.

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Oh My Chenille
STEP TWO Diagram 6.
Foundation rows
Complete 1 A row, 1 B row and 1 A Row. STEP FIVE
Take 1 section of magnetic clasp add the loop Continue completing 3 x more sets of ‘B’ and
to the centre of the tube so that magnetic end ‘A’ rows plus 1 ‘B’ row. Check to ensure that
is pushed down inside tube to original pick ends meet and cover clasp, if necessary add
up row. Pass from 6° bead to the opposite rows.
side 6° bead on the inside of the tube though
loop on clasp, repeat thread path to reinforce. STEP SIX
Continue with 1 B row. Diagram 5. To make the last row split properly and make
a neat join, stitch O beads as per diagram to
form split. This will enable first row of bracelet
to sit into split.

Diagram 5.

STEP THREE
Continue adding ‘A’ rows and ‘B’ rows until
approx 6 (total) rows less than desired length.
Finishing on an ‘A’ Row.
Diagram 7

STEP FOUR Kiss Beads


Place second section of clasp by passing Studio – 57 Edden St
through the loop on clasp, positioning so that Bellbird NSW 2325
next few rows work over clasp, and magnetic Ph: 02 4991 1880
section is facing out. Diagram 6. www.kissbeads.com.au

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PROJECT

Cheeky Jewellery – necklace and bracelet

NECKLACE Collar necklace and matching bracelet


MATERIALS
3\4 turn of necklace memory made with large glam beads
wire
2 x 13mm spacer
Toggle set
2 x lengths of 13cm chain NECKLACE
4 x 6mm jump rings STEP ONE
Using the 3\4 turn
of necklace memory
BEADS wire thread the 16mm
2 x 20mm white pearl bubble faceted crystal into the
gum
middle, 13mm Spacer on
2 x 20mm filigree either side of the crystal, add either
2 x 18mm solid filled acrylic side 18mm solid filled acrylic beads. Threads
1 x 12mm solid filled acrylic the 20mm white pearl bubble gum beads
on either side, followed with 20mm filigree beads falling off. Start sequence with the
1 x 20mm acrylic heart
beads, on 1 side add the 20mm acrylic heart 20mm acrylic heart, 20mm white pearl
14 x 16mm faceted crystal and to the other add the 12mm solid filled bubble gum beads, 20mm filigree beads,
acrylic beads. 18mm solid filled acrylic beads, 20mm white
pearl bubble gum beads, 20mm filigree
TOOLS
Chain nose pliers STEP TWO beads, 18mm solid filled acrylic beads,
To finish the collar form a double loop on 20mm white pearl bubble gum beads, 20mm
Round nose pliers
one side push beads to the end cut off any filigree beads, 18mm solid filled acrylic
Wire cutters excess forming a double loop to finish. Using beads.
Clip or bulldog clip a 6mm jump ring on either side attach the
E6000 glue 13cm lengths of chain and close ring, on the STEP TWO
ends of chain use 6mm jump ring again and Tie off stretch magic with 5 or so knots
attach toggle set. ensuring stretch magic is pulled firmly when
LENGTH adjustable doing so. Cut of any excess and dab on
BRACELET some E6000 to secure knot.
STEP ONE
BRACELET
Cut a length of .8mm Stretch magic and KITS available in assorted colour
MATERIALS
8mm Stretch magic attach clip of some sort at the end to prevent combinations

Cheeky Jewellery
BEADS www.cheekyjewellery.biz
3 x 20mm white pearl bubble Email: Cheekyjewellery27@live.com.au
gum
3 x 20mm filigree
3 x 18mm solid filled acrylic
1 x 20mm acrylic heart

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The Glam Bride
PROJECT

Adelaide Beads – bracelet

MATERIALS Semi Precious chakra stones of healing light


8 x 25mm cages
8 x 14mm and 20mm charms
17 x 6mm oval jump rings
STEP ONE CHAKRA STONES
1 x elephant clasp Add chakra stones into cages, do this by t"NFUIZTUGPS$SPXO 4QJSJUVBMJUZ
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1 x Malachite jump ring to one end of bracelet, the chain
1 x Citrine should have wide links for the clasp to hook
on the other side. Adelaide Beads
1 x Agate 160 Glynburn Road, Tranmere SA 5073
1 x Red Jasper KITS available $34.90 plus postage. Ph: 08 83650215
1 x Crystal

TOOLS
Chain nose pliers
Round nose pliers
Wire cutters

LENGTH adjustable

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Chakra Bracelet
ROJE T

My Beads – necklace

MATERIALS This simple but sensational necklace has a mixture of


200 x 25mm ball head pins
2 x leather ends
dangles on a cord necklace
2 x 6mm jump rings
Lobster clasp STEP ONE The bead quantities and order for each
1mm cord Make all the dangles for necklace first. cluster is as follows:
Use all the beads. These dangles have Large: 6 x 4mm – 4 x 6mm – 6 x 8mm –
been made with double loops, to ensure 4 x 6mm – 6 x 4mm
BEADS the do not come off the cord necklace. Medium: 6 x 4mm – 8 x 6mm – 6 x 4mm
125 x 4mm mixed beads
(pearls, crystals, stardust) Cut approx. 1.5cm above the bead, form a Small: 10 x 4mm
loop using round nose pliers wrapping the
70 x 6mm mix beads (pearls, wire around the round nose pliers twice. STEP THREE
crystals, stardust)
Attach the clasp using leather ends and
20 x 8mm mixed beads STEP TWO jump rings.
(pearls and crystals)
Start to assemble the necklace. Make a
simple knot either side of the clusters. My Beads
TOOLS Graduate the clusters. Shop 1/ 30 Nathan St, Brighton Qld
Chain nose pliers Make 3 large clusters, 4 medium clusters a Ph: 07 3869 0880
Round nose pliers nd 4 small clusters. www.mybeads.com.au
Wire cutters
Scissors

LENGTH as desired

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White
Christmas
PROJECT

Cheeky Jewellery – bridal bracelet set

BRACELET Pearls and crystals perfect for the classic bride


DESIGN ONE
MATERIALS
2 x 2 separate turns of
memory wire DESIGN TWO
64 x 6mm flower bead cap
STEP ONE
Form a double loop and thread sequence
23 x 3mm round spacer of 4mm glass pearls, 3mm round spacer,
Feature slider 4mm glass pearls, 4mm bi-cone crystal,
4mm glass pearls. 6mm flower bead cap,
8mm glass pearls, 6mm flower bead cap,
BEADS 6mm flower bead cap, 8mm glass pearls,
32x 8mm glass pearls
6mm flower bead cap, 6mm flower bead
48x 4mm glass pearls cap, 12mm textured glass pearls, 6mm
24x 4mm bi-cone crystal flower bead cap, 8mm thick daisy spacer.
Faceted quartz crystal, 8mm thick daisy
spacer, 6mm flower bead cap, 12mm
TOOLS textured glass pearls, 6mm flower bead
Chain nose pliers
cap, 6mm flower bead cap, 8mm glass
Round nose pliers pearls, 6mm flower bead cap, 6mm flower
Wire cutters bead cap, 8mm glass pearls, 6mm flower
bead cap.
4mm glass pearls, 3mm round spacer, 4mm
LENGTH adjustable
DESIGN ONE glass pearls, 4mm bi-cone crystal, 4mm glass
STEP ONE pearls and finishing with a double loop.
BRACELET Start with a double loop at one end of the
DESIGN TWO memory wire, threading 3mm round spacer, STEP TWO
MATERIALS 4mm glass pearls, 4mm bi-cone crystal, Attach prepared 5.5cm chain with 6mm jump
1 turn of memory wire 4mm glass pearls, 3mm round spacer, 4mm ring at one end of the cuff, add parrot clasp
12 x 6mm flower bead cap glass pearls, 4mm bi-cone crystal, 4mm glass with a 6mm jump ring at the other.
pearls.
2 x 3mm round spacer
Thread 6mm flower bead cap, 8mm glass
1 x 8mm thick daisy spacer pearls, 6mm flower bead cap repeat
2 x 6mm jump rings sequence 6 times, and thread memory wire
5.5cm chain through feature slider on one side.
1 small parrot clasp
STEP TWO
Thread next sequence 6mm flower bead cap,
BEADS 8mm glass pearls, 6mm flower bead cap
4 x 8mm glass pearls repeat sequence 10 times.
2 x 12mm textured glass pearls Thread, 4mm glass pearls, 4mm bi-cone
crystal, 4mm glass pearls, 3mm round spacer,
1 x faceted quartz crystal
and repeat this sequence 9 times. Form a
double loop to close.
Continued …
STEP THREE
Rating Repeat steps one and two for the bottom half
of memory wire bracelet going though feature
slider.

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The Classic Bride
6 x 4mm glass pearls
2 x 4mm bi-cone crystal
EARRINGS
STEP ONE
EARRINGS Prepare head pin with 12mm textured glass
MATERIALS pearl, filigree bead cap and shape around
2 x earring hooks the bead, 8mm thick daisy spacer, 8mm
2 x 3mm round spacer rondel crystal, 4mm daisy spacer, 3mm
round spacer. Form a wire wrap loop to
2 x 4mm daisy spacer
close. Repeat for second drop.
2 x 8mm thick daisy spacer
2 x 6mm jump rings STEP TWO
2 x filigree bead caps Attach earring hooks with 6mm jump ring and
close to each drop.
2 x head pins
KITS available
BEADS
2 x 12mm textured glass Cheeky Jewellery
pearls www.cheekyjewellery.biz
2 x 8mm rondel crystals Email: Cheekyjewellery27@live.com.au

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30 Creative Beading
PROJECT

Adelaide Beads - necklace

MATERIALS Dangling spaced beads on chain


Large pinch bail
50mm pendant
11 x eye pins links STEP ONE bar, the other end of the chain join with an
2 x 3 hole spacer bars Cut chain in lengths 2 x 10cm, 1 x 24cm, 2 x oval jump ring to the bottom right spacer bar
10 x oval jump rings 28cm, place spacer bar left and right side on loop.
table about 25cm apart.
STEP SIX
BEADS STEP TWO Take the second 28cm chain, attach to the
4 x 4mm round Lay out the chain at 24cm top, 28cm middle right middle loop of the 3 hole spacer bar,
3 x 3mm round and 28cm bottom. use the 10cm end of chain to join on spacer
2 x 20mm oval bar, cross over the other chain and join the
STEP THREE end of the chain to left side bottom spacer
2 x 20mm diamond shape Add eye pins to the beads cut to size and bar loop.
form a matching loop on the other side of the
TOOLS bead. STEP SEVEN
Chain nose pliers 24cm chain measure 4cm along the chain,
Round nose pliers
STEP FOUR add 4mm bead at that point and the other
Attach the beads along the 28cm chain, end of the chain measure 4cm and add 4mm
Wire cutters measure 5cm add 4mm bead, 2cm add bead, join the chain to the top left side of the
Crimping pliers 20mm bead, 2cm add 4mm bead, 9cm and spacer bar with oval jump ring and the same
Cutting plier with 5mm link add a 20mm diamond shape bead leaving for the right side.
about 10cm of chain free, do the same for
the other 28cm chain. (Refer to Diagram 1) STEP EIGHT
LENGTH 45-50cm Lay out chain joined to spacer bar to show
STEP FIVE the middle and bottom chain is crossed over
Take one 28cm chain with beads attached, and top chain is straight. (Diagram 1)
join chain with oval jump ring to the middle
loop of the 3 hole spacer bar on the left, STEP NINE
use the 10cm end of chain to join on spacer Slip pinch bail over the centre of all three
chains, add the resin pendant and pinch
closed. (Diagram 2)

STEP TEN
With the remaining two 10cm pieces of
chain, to one add a jump ring and clasp,
connect to the spacer bar and on the second
Diagram 1. piece of chain add 3mm bead and join the
opposite end to the spacer bar.

KITS available

Adelaide Beads
160 Glynburn Road
Rating Tranmere SA 5073
Ph: 08 83650215
Diagram 2.

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Sky Blue
PROJECT

Cheeky Jewellery - accessory

MATERIALS Make a designer piece without the price tag


18 x 6mm jump ring
3 x 50cm strands of fishing
line STEP ONE STEP FIVE
1 x 115cm length of twine Starting with 30cm piece of dowel and Tip: Work on all 3 strands at once to ensure
12 x 106cm length of twine the 115cm length of twine, leaving spacing is correct doing 1 row at a time.
approximately 7cm on the end start
1 x 115cm length of twine
wrapping the twine to one side of the dowel LEFT Strand Sequence:
3 x 20cm length of twine using thumb and forefinger to secure the Thread onto fishing line a crimp, 3mm round
8 x 105cm off-white wool twine, wrapping approximately 9 times, spacer, 6mm glass pearl, 6mm daisy spacer,
4 x 15cm off-white wool tightly tie off using both lengths ensuring 6mm crystal rondel, 6mm daisy spacer, 8mm
it is a tight knot. Decide on length leaving glass pearl, 6mm daisy spacer, 6mm crystal
16 x 98cm off-white wool
enough to tie other side, repeat tying off rondel, 6mm daisy spacer, 6mm glass pearl,
71 x 6mm daisy spacer ensuring both knots are positioned in the 3mm round spacer, crimp. Push beads up
48-50 x crimps same place. Cut of excess twine. and crimp at the bottom to secure the cluster
3 x eye pins crimp the top.
STEP TWO
3 x head pins
Hang from a stand to make working Thread onto fishing line a crimp, 3mm round
46 x 3mm round spacer easier. Have all pre-cut twine set aside spacer, 6mm daisy spacer, 8mm glass pearl,
30 cm dowel working with 4 strands or 106cm group 6mm daisy spacer, 3mm round spacer, crimp.
48 x crimps together so ends are even, lay over the Push beads up and crimp at the bottom to
dowel perfectly in the middle of the strand secure the cluster crimp the top.
120cm chain cut as needed
and the dowel holding twine tight near the
top, using one piece of 20cm twine, wrap Thread onto fishing line a crimp, 3mm round
BEADS around 3 times to secure the twine to the spacer, 6mm glass pearl, 6mm daisy spacer,
8x 15mm Hexagon Crystal dowel and tie off. Repeat 3 times spreading 6mm crystal rondel, 6mm daisy spacer, 8mm
21x 6mm glass pearls them out evenly. glass pearl, 6mm daisy spacer, 6mm crystal
rondel, 6mm daisy spacer, 6mm glass pearl,
26x 8mm glass pearls
STEP THREE 3mm round spacer, crimp. Push beads up
3x 12mm glass pearls Have all pre-cut wool set aside working and crimp at the bottom to secure the cluster
27x 6mm crystal rondel with 4 strands or 105cm group together crimp the top.
so ends are even, lay over the dowel
perfectly in the middle of the strand and Thread onto fishing line a crimp, 3mm round
TOOLS dowel holding wool tight near the top, spacer, 6mm daisy spacer, 8mm glass pearl,
Chain nose pliers
using one piece of 15cm wool, wrap 6mm daisy spacer, 3mm round spacer, crimp.
Round nose pliers around 4 times to secure the wool to Push beads up and crimp at the bottom to
Wire cutters the dowel and tie off. Repeat 2 times secure the cluster crimp the top.
Stand of some sort to hang spreading them out evenly. On the outer
your work from edges repeat step with 8 strands in each Thread onto fishing line a crimp, 3mm round
group. spacer, 6mm glass pearl, 6mm daisy spacer,
6mm crystal rondel, 6mm daisy spacer, 8mm
STEP FOUR glass pearl, 6mm daisy spacer, 6mm crystal
Starting from the left, add the 50cm fishing rondel, 6mm daisy spacer, 6mm glass pearl,
Rating line strands in every second gap, attach
fishing line with crimp as tightly as possible
3mm round spacer, crimp. Push beads up
and crimp at the bottom to secure the cluster
cutting off excess if needed. Repeat 3 times. crimp the top.

34 Creative Beading
Beaded
Wall Hanging
Thread onto fishing line a crimp, Thread onto fishing line a crimp, 3mm round
3mm round spacer, 6mm daisy spacer, 6mm daisy spacer, 8mm glass pearl,
spacer, 8mm glass pearl, 6mm daisy 6mm daisy spacer, 3mm round spacer, crimp.
spacer, 3mm round spacer, crimp. Push beads up and crimp at the bottom to
Push beads up and crimp at the secure the cluster crimp the top.
bottom to secure the cluster crimp
the top. Thread onto fishing line a crimp, 3mm round
spacer, 6mm glass pearl, 6mm daisy spacer,
Thread onto fishing line a crimp, 3mm 6mm crystal rondel, 6mm daisy spacer, 8mm
round spacer, 6mm glass pearl, 6mm glass pearl, 6mm daisy spacer, 6mm crystal
daisy spacer, 6mm crystal rondel, 6mm rondel, 6mm daisy spacer, 6mm glass pearl,
daisy spacer, 8mm glass pearl, 6mm daisy 3mm round spacer, crimp. Push beads up and
spacer, 12mm glass pearl, 3mm round crimp at the bottom to secure the cluster crimp
spacer, 2x crimps. Push beads up and crimp the top.
both crimps at the very bottom of fishing line
to secure the cluster crimp the top. Thread onto fishing line a crimp, 3mm round
spacer, 6mm glass pearl, 6mm daisy spacer,
STEP SIX 6mm crystal rondel, 6mm daisy spacer, 12mm
MIDDLE Strand Sequence: glass pearl, 3mm round spacer, 2x crimps.
Thread onto fishing line a crimp, 3mm round Push beads up and crimp both crimps at the
spacer, 6mm daisy spacer, 8mm glass pearl, very bottom of fishing line to secure the cluster
6mm daisy spacer, 3mm round spacer, crimp. crimp the top.
Push beads up and crimp at the bottom to
secure the cluster crimp the top. STEP SEVEN
RIGHT Strand Sequence:
Thread onto fishing line a crimp, 3mm round Thread onto fishing line a crimp, 3mm round
spacer, 6mm glass pearl, 6mm daisy spacer, spacer, 6mm glass pearl, 6mm daisy spacer,
6mm crystal rondel, 6mm daisy spacer, 8mm 6mm crystal rondel, 6mm daisy spacer, 8mm
glass pearl, 6mm daisy spacer, 6mm crystal glass pearl, 6mm daisy spacer, 6mm crystal
rondel, 6mm daisy spacer, 6mm glass pearl, rondel, 6mm daisy spacer, 6mm glass pearl,
3mm round spacer, crimp. Push beads up and 3mm round spacer, crimp. Push beads up and
crimp at the bottom to secure the cluster crimp crimp at the bottom to secure the cluster crimp
the top. the top.

Thread onto fishing line a crimp, 3mm round Thread onto fishing line a crimp, 3mm round
spacer, 6mm daisy spacer, 8mm glass pearl, spacer, 6mm daisy spacer, 8mm glass pearl,
6mm daisy spacer, 3mm round spacer, crimp. 6mm daisy spacer, 3mm round spacer, crimp.
Push beads up and crimp at the bottom to Push beads up and crimp at the bottom to
secure the cluster crimp the top. secure the cluster crimp the top.

Thread onto fishing line a crimp, 3mm round Thread onto fishing line a crimp, 3mm round
spacer, 6mm glass pearl, 6mm daisy spacer, spacer, 6mm glass pearl, 6mm daisy spacer,
6mm crystal rondel, 6mm daisy spacer, 8mm 6mm crystal rondel, 6mm daisy spacer, 8mm
glass pearl, 6mm daisy spacer, 6mm crystal glass pearl, 6mm daisy spacer, 6mm crystal
rondel, 6mm daisy spacer, 6mm glass pearl, rondel, 6mm daisy spacer, 6mm glass pearl,
3mm round spacer, crimp. Push beads up and 3mm round spacer, crimp. Push beads up and
crimp at the bottom to secure the cluster crimp crimp at the bottom to secure the cluster crimp
the top. the top.

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Thread onto fishing line a crimp, 3mm round dowel cut chain and using a 6mm jump
spacer, 6mm daisy spacer, 8mm glass pearl, ring attach 15mm Hexagon Crystal, using
6mm daisy spacer, 3mm round spacer, crimp. 6mm jump ring attach 10.5cm chain, Attach
Push beads up and crimp at the bottom to prepared eye pin and another 10.5cm of
secure the cluster crimp the top. chain, using a 6mm jump ring attach 15mm
Hexagon Crystal, 6mm jump ring attach
Thread onto fishing line a crimp, 3mm round 7.5cm chain, now using 6mm jump ring
spacer, 6mm glass pearl, 6mm daisy spacer, attach 15mm Hexagon Crystal, 6mm jump
6mm crystal rondel, 6mm daisy spacer, 8mm ring and prepared 8mm pearl.
glass pearl, 6mm daisy spacer, 6mm crystal
rondel, 6mm daisy spacer, 6mm glass pearl, STEP TEN
3mm round spacer, crimp. Push beads up and MIDDLE Chain Sequence:
crimp at the bottom to secure the cluster crimp Loop chain over dowel and link with a
the top. 6mm jump ring to secure approximately
10.5cm from dowel cut chain and attach
Thread onto fishing line a crimp, 3mm round prepared eye pin, 12cm of chain now using
spacer, 6mm daisy spacer, 8mm glass pearl, a 6mm jump ring attach 15mm Hexagon
6mm daisy spacer, 3mm round spacer, crimp. Crystal, using 6mm jump ring attach 15cm
Push beads up and crimp at the bottom to chain now using 6mm jump ring attach
secure the cluster crimp the top. 15mm Hexagon Crystal, 6mm jump ring
and prepared 8mm pearl.
Thread onto fishing line a crimp, 3mm round
spacer, 6mm glass pearl, 6mm daisy spacer, STEP ELEVEN
6mm crystal rondel, 6mm daisy spacer, 8mm RIGHT Chain Sequence:
glass pearl, 6mm daisy spacer, 12mm glass Loop chain over dowel and link with a 6mm
pearl, 3mm round spacer, 2x crimps. Push jump ring to secure approximately 7cm from
beads up and crimp both crimps at the very dowel cut chain and using a 6mm jump ring
bottom of fishing line to secure the cluster attach 15mm Hexagon Crystal, using 6mm
crimp the top. jump ring attach 10.5cm chain, Attach
prepared eye pin and another 10.5cm
STEP EIGHT of chain, using a 6mm jump ring attach
Tip: Work on all 3-chain strands at once to 15mm Hexagon Crystal, 6mm jump
ensure spacing is correct doing 1 row at ring attach 7.5cm chain, now using
a time. 6mm jump ring attach 15mm Hexagon
Crystal, 6mm jump ring and prepared
First prepare 3 eye pins with 3mm round 8mm pearl.
spacer, 6mm crystal rondel, 6mm daisy
spacer, 8mm glass pearl, 6mm daisy spacer, STEP TWELVE
6mm crystal rondel, 3mm round spacer and Spread out your sections up the top of
preform a basic loop. Set aside. the dowel so they are evenly spaced.
Prepare 3 head pins with 1 single 8mm
glass pearl form a basic loop to close and KITS available in assorted colour
set aside. combinations.

STEP NINE Monique Westrop


LEFT Chain Sequence: Cheeky Jewellery
Loop chain over dowel and link with a 6mm www.cheekyjewellery.biz
jump ring to secure approximately 7cm from Email: Cheekyjewellery27@live.com.au

Creative Beading 37
PROJECT

My Beads - necklace

MATERIALS Random stringing using


Toggle clasp
Crimps lampwork beads
Tigertail

STEP ONE
BEADS Attach half the toggle clasp to the Tigertail
20 x 7-8mm freshwater pearls
using crimps - use 2 crimp to make more
6 x lampwork glass secure.
7 x 9mm antique silver pewter
Shell chips STEP TWO
50 x square daisy spacer Thread on the beads. Purposely make
the pattern somewhat random. Keep the
lampwork bead spacing relatively the same
TOOLS through out, but the patterns of beads in
Chain nose pliers between should be irregular. When adding
Round nose pliers beads place a daisy spacer either side or in
the case of the chips, on either side of the
Wire cutters
group of 5 chips.
Crimping pliers
STEP THREE
LENGTH as desired Finish by adding the second half of
the clasp using crimps.

My Beads
Shop 1 / 130 Nathan St
Brighton Qld
Ph: 07 3869 0880
www.mybeads.com.au

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Lampwork
and P earls
PROJE T

Adelaide Beads - bracelet

MATERIALS Garden blooms and a rainbow of colours to


1 x 25mm flower shape clasp
4 x 8mm oval jump rings brighten every day
1 x 6mm oval jump ring
2 crimps
40cm of Tigertail STEP ONE end of chain, thread a leaf charm and close.
Thread crimp and clasp on Tigertail, leaving
BEADS plenty of Tigertail to make bracelet. STEP FOUR
13 x 12mm mixed colour drop Thread Tigertail back through the crimp Thread 1 x crimp on the Tigertail, taking the
and flatten crimp. Tigertail through the end of the chain and
26 x 10mm silver flower
charms back through the crimp, flatten crimp, cut off
STEP TWO excess Tigertail.
14 x10mm silver leaf shape
charms Add 1 x drop, 2 x flower charms, 1 x leaf
charm, repeat until all the beads and charms KITS available $29.00 plus postage and
have been added or to the size required. handling.
TOOLS
Chain nose pliers STEP THREE Adelaide Beads
Round nose pliers Connect all 4 x oval jump rings to form 160 Glynburn Road, Tranmere SA 5073
Wire cutters a chain, add 1 x 6mm oval jump ring to one Ph: 08 83650215
Crimping pliers

LENGTH as desired

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Bloom Bracelet
My Beads Adelaide Beads

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of the projects featured throughout the magazine.
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To be in the running to win one of these great accessories all you have
to do is write in 25 words or less why you should win that product. Send
your name and address along with the accessory you would like to win on
the back of an envelope to Beads Glorious Beads Competition No 73,
Creative Beading, PO Box 8035, Glenmore Park NSW 2745.
Please read terms and conditions of entry before entering.

Terms and Conditions: Entries must be received by the last mail on Friday 25th November 2016 and will be drawn Friday 2nd December 2016. The judges’ decision
is final and no correspondence will be entered into. One envelope per entry. Winner’s details will be published in Creative Beading Volume 14 No 1.

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SHOPPING GUIDE

Christmas
What a wonderful time of year to get creative with your projects! It’s the perfect
time to make that piece you’ve always wanted to try or start planning your
gifts to loved ones. Here are the top beading supplies on the
market to consider for your Christmas creations.

BEADS VENUE WISHWARE BEADS

Christmas Tree Earring


Kit – Vitrail Medium &
Topaz $10.50

Christmas Buttons Earrings Kit –


Christmas Tree $3.95
Sterling Silver Charm with
Open Ring – Christmas
Tree Flat $8.80

Christmas Tree Earring


Kit LT Rose & Fuchsia
$7.95
Clay Embellishment Piece 15pc –
Christmas Trees $1.20

Wishware Beads
Christmas Earring 20 Bourke Street Bunbury, WA 6231
Beads Venue
Swarovski Pearls Kit –
(02) 4365 6640 (08) 9721 6566
Rosaline $4.50
beadsvenue@gmail.com info@wishwarebeads.com.au
www.beadsvenue.com.au www.wishwarebeads.com.au

MY BEADS Bright Silver Christmas Tree


Connector with Crystals My Beads
Aqua Blue Snowflake 57mm $1.25 www.mybeads.com.au
Crystal Charm
13mm $2.25
Brisbane – Northside
Shop 1/130 Nathan St
Brighton 4017 Qld
Angel Wings with (07) 3869 0880
Diamantes 22mm
10pcs $3.00
Christmas Lampwork Brisbane – Southisde
Candy Cane 55mm 113 Edith St, Wynnum 4178 Qld
2 pendants $2.50 (07) 3396 3351

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SHOPPING GUIDE

I LOVE YOU BEADS Glass Pearl 12mm


Christmas Red Colour $1.50

Christmas Charms
– Tree & Git Box
21x16mm – Purple
$1.00

I Love You Beads


311 Parramatta Road,
Leichhardt NSW 2040
(02) 9572 8288
Glass Pearl 12mm Christmas Howlite – Christmas Tree leichhardt@iloveyou.net.au
Green Colour $1.70 29x30mm – Multi colour $1.50 www.iloveyou.net.au

THAT BEAD SHOP EUREKA! BEADS


Cascading Christmas
Tree Base Metal Pendant
Dark Christmas Fire $5.00
Polished Faceted Oval
6x4mm $4.50

Emerald Swarovski
Margarita Beads 10mm
$2.00
Christmas Tree
Hologram Sequins –
Green $2.00 Green Christmas Tree
Enamel Metal Charm
$1.50

Large Filigree Angel


Wings $1.00

Eureka! Beads
(03) 5941 1671
222 Toomuc Valley Road
Toomuc Valley VIC 3810
That Bead Shop 1295 Nepean Highway
1300 571 129 Cheltenham VIC 3192
www.thatbeadshop.com.au www.eurekabeads.com.au

Creative Beading 45
PROJECT

Cheeky Jewellery - necklace

MATERIALS Simple long chain with a


3 x silver eye pins
1 x bead cap dangle, great for a classic
82cm of chain for necklace easy look
4 x 5.5cm of chain lengths
for the drop
1 x 6mm jump rings

STEP ONE
BEADS Use an eye pin and open the loop, attach
5 x spacer rounds 4 x 5.5cm chain, close and thread a bead
1 x large acrylic heart cap, spacer round, form a basic loop, attach
1 x large metal spacer to second eye pin.

STEP TWO
TOOLS Thread on the eye pin: Metal round, the large
Chain nose pliers spacer, metal round, form a basic loop, join
Round nose pliers to second eye pin.
Wire cutters
STEP THREE
Thread on the eye pin: Metal round, the large
LENGTH 80-85cm heart, metal round, form a basic loop join
to a 6mm jump ring, attach both ends of the
82cm chain and close.

KITS available

Cheeky Jewellery
www.cheekyjewellery.biz
Email: Cheekyjewellery27@live.com.au

Rating
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Long Length
Necklace
PROJECT

My Beads - accessory

MATERIALS Knot away with gemstone silver core beads


Keyrings set
2 metres 1mm waxed cotton
cord
STEP ONE STEP THREE
BEADS Take 2 x 1m lengths of cord, loop through Slide the bead over the middle two cords,
2 x 7mm CCB round the keyring using a larks head knot. Making 4 and use a square knot around the bead.
4 x 3mm round silver equal lengths. Continue in this fashion, adding beads as
per photo. Once the length is made, add a
4 x 6mm round gemstone
STEP TWO simple knot around all four strands.
Gemstone silver core This keyring is made using a square knot.
Following the diagram make a square knot. STEP FOUR
TOOLS Continue with the square knots until it’s time Slide a 3mm spacer and a 6mm gemstone
Scissors to add a bead. onto each strand and tie a knot to secure in
place. Trim.

My Beads
Shop 1/130 Nathan St
1. 2. Brighton Qld
Ph: 07 3869 0880
www.mybeads.com.au

3. 4.

Square Knot Diagrams

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Macramé
Keyrings
PROJECT

Cheeky Jewellery - earrings

MATERIALS For all the purple lovers - a chandelier earring


6 x silver eye pins
2 x earring hooks
2 x earring pendants
8 x 4mm jump rings STEP ONE closing the eye pin in the same direction
4 x 4.5cm chain lengths Thread on the eye pin: Metal round, 6mm and towards the back.
pearl, spacer, 6mm pearl, metal round.
Repeat 4 times. Set aside without finishing the STEP FOUR
BEADS loop. Using the 4mm jump rings attach the 4.5cm
12 x spacer rounds chain lengths to all remaining loops.
10 x 6mm purple pearls STEP TWO
2 x 8mm purple pearls Thread on the eye pin: Metal round, 6mm STEP FIVE
pearl, spacer, 8mm pearl, metal round. Attach a 4mm jump ring to the tops of the
6 x metal spacer Repeat 2 times. Set aside without finishing the earring pendant and close, add a second
loop. jump ring to the first joining an earring hook.
TOOLS With the rounded part towards the front to
Chain nose pliers STEP THREE ensure earrings face the correct direction.
Form a basic loop directly above the last
Round nose pliers
bead on the eye pin and attach to the KITS available
Wire cutters earring pendant with the two 6mm pearls
eye pin on either outside loop, repeat 2 Cheeky Jewellery
times. Attach the 8mm pearl eye pins to the www.cheekyjewellery.biz
middle loop and form a basic loop, always Email: Cheekyjewellery27@live.com.au

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Purple P earl
Chandeliers
PROJECT

Adelaide Beads – necklace and earrings

NECKLACE Shining feathers to


MATERIALS
60cm Tigertail capture your dreams
4 x 44mm long Feather charm
7 x Ice pick pinch bails NECKLACE
6 x 20mm silver tubes STEP ONE
1 x 7cm length of chain Add 1 x pinch bail to each of the 4 x feather
charms and 3 x 20mm drop beads.
1 x parrot clasp
1 x 20mm head pin STEP TWO
4 x crimps Add crimp to one end of the Tigertail, thread
on parrot clasp, pass back through crimp and
flatten or fold.
BEADS
7 x 6mm black acrylic bi-cone STEP THREE
95 x 8° black seed beads Thread 1 x 6mm bi-cone bead, 13 x seed
3 x 18mm black acrylic drops beads, 1 x tube, 4 x seed beads, 1 x tube,
6 x seed beads, 1 x tube, 12 x seed beads,
8 x 6mm silver beads
1 x 6mm bead, 2 x seed beads, 1 x 6mm,
2 x seed beads.
TOOLS
Chain nose pliers STEP FOUR STEP SIX
Round nose pliers Thread on 1 x 6mm silver bead, 2 x black Thread crimp on the Tigertail, add one end
seed beads, and 1 x feather charm, 1 x silver of the chain pass back through the crimp and
Wire cutters
bead, 2 x seed beads, 1 x bi-cone drop. flatten or fold.
Crimping pliers Repeat the pattern until the charms and drop
beads have been used. STEP SEVEN
LENGTH 50cm Thread 1 x 6mm bi-cone bead on 20mm
STEP FIVE head pin trim and form a loop, attach this to
Repeat Step three in reverse to finish the end of chain.
EARRINGS threading.
MATERIALS EARRINGS
4 x 5mm jump rings STEP ONE
2 x earring hooks Attach pinch bail to the black acrylic drop.
2 x pinch bails Add 1 x jump ring to the feather charm join
the same jump ring to the pinch bail and
close the ring. Open 1 x jump ring, attach
BEADS it to the pinch bail add earring hook and
2 x 18mm acrylic black drops close the jump ring. Repeat for the second
earring.

KITS available $29.95 plus postage and


handling.

Adelaide Beads
Rating 160 Glynburn Road
Tranmere SA 5073
Ph: 08 83650215

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Onyx Dream
PROJECT

Cheeky Jewellery - bracelet

MATERIALS Every girl wants a charm bracelet


18.5cm chain or to fit
36 x bead caps
1 x ballet slippers charm
STEP ONE correctly. Attach charms using the 4mm
Using ball head pins, thread 6mm bi-cone jump rings.
1 x crown charm crystals form a basic double loop to finish,
1 x dress charm repeat nine times and set aside. STEP FIVE
2 x love heart charm Attach 6mm bi-cone crystals evenly across the
1 x flower charm
STEP TWO chain using 4mm jump rings alternating both
Using ball head pins, thread bead cap, 8mm side of the chain, using one bead or charm per
1 x ballerina charm light pink pearls, bead cap, form a double link at this stage. Lay out the nine pink pearls
1 x perfume charm loop to finish, repeat eighteen times and set with the daisy spacer to evenly spread across
1 x hat charm aside. the bracelet, attach with 4mm jump rings.
1 x heart toggle set
STEP THREE STEP SIX
9 x 4mm daisy spacer Using ball head pins, thread 4mm daisy Attach the 8mm pink pearls/beads caps with
36 x ball head pins spacer, 8mm light pink pearl, form a double 4mm jump rings alternating in any spare
2 x 6mm solid jump rings loop to finish, repeat nine times and set chain links on both sides of the chain, with
aside. any remaining pearls fill the gaps, hold the
46 x 4mm jump rings
bracelet up with both ends and decide where
STEP FOUR it needs to be filled.
BEADS Using 6mm jump rings, attach heart toggle
9 x 6mm bi-cone crystals to either side of pre-cut chain. Lay out all Beads and charms available
pink of charms in the preferred order, try to
27x 8mm pearls light pink balance the sizes out ensuring each side Cheeky Jewellery
has some symmetry, however place charms www.cheekyjewellery.biz
all on one side of the chain, to hang Email: Cheekyjewellery27@live.com.au
TOOLS
Chain nose pliers
Round nose pliers
Wire cutters

LENGTH adjustable

Rating
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Princess Charm
PROJECT

Adelaide Beads - ne

MATERIALS
1 toggle set
2 x crimps
1m Tigertail

BEADS
5 x drops
22 x 5mm disk shape
2.5gm 3mm pearls
2gm 8° seed
62 x 5mm fancy flat metal

TOOLS
Chain nose pliers
Round nose pliers Timeless design of Pearls and faceted drops
Wire cutters made for a princess
Crimping pliers
STEP ONE x pearl bead, 1 x metal bead, 1 x disk bead,
LENGTH as desired Thread on Tigertail 1 x crimp pass through 1 x metal bead, 1 x pearl, 1 x metal bead, 1
the toggle bar going back through the crimp, x seed bead. Repeat 4 more times.
flatten or fold crimp.
STEP FIVE
STEP TWO Repeat Step one in reverse adjusting size if
Start threading 1 x pearl, 1 x seed bead, 1 x desired.
pearl, 1 x metal bead, 1 x 5mm disk shape
bead and 1 x metal bead repeat 8 times. STEP SIX
Thread onto the Tigertail 1 x crimp and
STEP THREE toggle hoop passing back through the crimp,
Add 1 x pearl, 1 x metal bead, 1 x seed flatten or fold crimp. Cut off excess Tigertail.
bead.
KITS available in Teal, Pink, Red and Black
STEP FOUR $24.95 plus postage and handling.
Thread 4 x pearls, 1 x metal bead, 1 x drop
bead, 1 x metal bead, 2 x pearls, thread the Adelaide Beads
Tigertail back through the first two beads in 160 Glynburn Road
the row of 4 pearls pull in tight to form a Tranmere SA 5073
loop. Add 1 x seed beads, 1 x metal bead, 1 Ph: 08 83650215

Rating
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Maid Marion
ROJE T

Cheeky Jewellery - rosaries

MATERIALS Keepsake for a special day


2 x 6mm jump rings
72cm strand of Tigertail wire
12 x 4mm daisy spacers
24 x 3mm round spacers STEP ONE
12 x 4mm round spacers Start by threading a 4mm glass pearl, letter
F (as per photo, but use letters for desired
1 eye pin name), 4mm glass pearl, letter E, 4mm glass
2 x bead caps pearl, letter L, 4mm glass pearl, letter I, 4mm
2 x crimps glass pearl, letter C, 4mm glass pearl, letter
Cross charm I, 4mm glass pearl, letter T, 4mm glass pearl,
letter Y, 4mm glass pearl.
Name letters
STEP TWO
BEADS Put both strands together and thread both
9 x 4mm glass pearls (purchase sides at the same time, thread 3 x 4mm
1 more than letters in name) round spacer, 4mm light pink crystal, 4mm
10 x 4mm light pink crystal daisy spacers, 8mm light pink glass pearls,
4mm daisy spacers, 4mm light pink crystal, 3
1 x 8mm light pink rondel
crystal x 4mm round spacer.
47 x 6mm glass pearls
STEP THREE
5 x 8mm glass pearls light pink Next section thread a clear seed bead, *6mm
50 x clear seed beads glass pearl, clear seed bead *, repeat *10
times.

TOOLS STEP FOUR


Chain nose pliers
Thread 3 x 3mm round spacer, 4mm light
Round nose pliers pink crystal, 4mm daisy spacers, 8mm light Thread on 2 crimps and add a 6mm jump
Wire cutters pink glass pearls, 4mm daisy spacers, 4mm ring, bring the Tigertail wire back through the
Clip or bulldog clip light pink crystal, 3 x 3mm round spacer. crimps all the way through, firmly crimp both
crimps, cut off excess.
STEP FIVE
Next section thread a clear seed bead, *6mm STEP EIGHT
glass pearl, clear seed bead *, repeat *10 Using eye pin with a 4mm daisy spacer, bead
times. cap, pink crystal rondel, bead cap, 4mm
daisy spacer, form a loop to close. Open
STEP SIX jump ring on the end of beaded piece and
Thread 3 x 3mm round spacer, place both add eye pin and close, add 6mm jump ring
strands together and push the beads up firmly to the bottom and add cross charm and
and thread 3 x 3mm round spacer, 4mm light close.
pink crystal, 4mm daisy spacers, 8mm light
pink glass pearls, 4mm daisy spacers, 4mm KITS available in assorted colour
light pink crystal, 3 x 3mm round spacer. combinations

Rating STEP SEVEN


Last section thread a clear seed bead, *6mm
Cheeky Jewellery
www.cheekyjewellery.biz
Glass pearl, clear seed bead *, repeat * 7 times Email: Cheekyjewellery27@live.com.au

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Baptism
Rosaries
PROJECT

Soft Flex Company – accessory

MATERIALS Make your own Christmas decorations – make them rustic


18ga Gold Soft Flex Craft
Wire or give them more bling by changing the beads you use.
Ribbon Designed by Sara Oehler

BEADS STEP ONE STEP FOUR


Wood beads in various sizes String beads on the wire. The design uses Create a wire wrapped loop. (See Basic
beads that graduated in size with small on Instructions)
top and large on the bottom.
TOOLS
Olympus-Lite WigJig w/ STEP FIVE
Metal Peg Tie a bow around the base of the wire
Olympus Super Pegs wrapped loop
Nylon jaw pliers
Round nose pliers
Nylon tipped hammer
Cutters

STEP TWO
Leaving about 7.5cm of wire as a tail on STEP SIX
one end, create a 90-degree bend on the Create an ornament hanger. Don’t forget to
opposite side. Trim the wire off of the spool. work harden the hook.

STEP THREE
Wire wrap the two ends together to create a
tight circle.

Find directions for creating an


ornament hanger here. http://www.
softflexcompany.com/WSWrapper.
Rating jsp?mypage=Project_280.html

www.softflexcompany.com

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Christmas
Beaded Wreath
PROJECT

Coastal Treasures – Christmas accessory

TOOLS Sparkling crystal and pearl snowflakes to hang


Round nose pliers

PEARL
SNOWFLAKES PEARL SNOWFLAKES CRYSTAL SNOWFLAKES
MATERIALS STEP ONE STEP ONE
4 x snowflake wire forms Thread 4mm white pearl, 6mm white pearl, Thread 4mm clear Czech, small Christmas
clear rondelle crystal, 8mm white pearl, clear green pearl, small clear rondelle, large icy
rondelle crystal, 6mm white pearl and 4mm green rondelle crystal, small clear rondelle
BEADS white pearl onto one spoke of snowflake wire crystal, small Christmas green pearl and 4mm
48 x 4mm pearls white
form. clear Czech onto one spoke of snowflake wire
48 x 6mm pearls white form.
24 x 8mm pearls white STEP TWO
48 x rondelle crystal clear Create loop at end using round nose pliers to STEP TWO
secure beads. Note – Take care when making Repeat step two of pearl snowflakes.
loop, the wire is very hard. Hold the spoke
CRYSTAL firmly, making sure you do not bend centre of STEP THREE
SNOWFLAKES snowflake causing spoke to break off. Repeat step three of pearl snowflakes.
MATERIALS
4 x snowflake wire forms STEP THREE KITS available
Repeat with all spokes. Add ribbon to one
BEADS spoke loop to hang. Repeat process to make Coastal Treasures
48 x 4mm Czech crystal clear a group of snowflakes. 18b Railway Tce
Beachport SA
48 x small rondelle crystal
clear Ph: 08 8735 8010
www.coastaltreasures.com.au
48 x 6mm green pearl
24 x large rondelle crystal icy
green

Rating
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Crystal & P earl
Snowflakes
PROJECT

Cheeky Jewellery - necklace

MATERIALS Style and pizzazz using


2 x 6mm jump rings
1 x eye pins Matubo seed beads
9 x head pin
91 cm of chain (or whatever
your desired length is)
DESIGN NOTE
Seed beads, and loops formed must all be
BEADS the same size for Chevron to work well.
45 x Matubo Turquoise Picasso
seed
STEP ONE
37 x Matubo Crystal Labrador
seed Prepare eye pins starting with the middle one,
thread on 5 x Turquoise Picasso seed beads,
45 x black seed
3 x Crystal Labrador seed beads, 5 x slack,
25 x white seed 5 x shite, trim and form a loop (keeping the
loop small and neat). Set aside.
TOOLS
Chain nose pliers STEP TWO
Prepare first outside eye pins next to the STEP SIX
Round nose pliers
middle one x 2, thread on 5 x Turquoise The eye pins should all line up nicely in a row
Wire cutters Picasso seed beads, 3 x Crystal Labrador at the top to create the chevron effect if you
seed beads, 5 x slack, 4 x white, trim and are happy with placement move on to next
form a loop (keeping the loop small and step. If not here is how you can fix it:
neat). Set aside either side of the middle one. One drop too long- re start eye pin but look
for 1-2 slightly smaller seed beads to replace
STEP THREE a large one.
Prepare the next outside eye pins x 2, thread One drop too short- re start eye pin but look
on 5 x Turquoise Picasso seed beads, 3 x for 1-2 slightly bigger seed beads to replace
Crystal Labrador seed beads, 5 x black, 3 x a smaller one.
white, trim and form a loop (keeping the loop
small and neat). Set aside either side of the STEP SEVEN
middle ones. Using an eye pin thread on a Crystal
Labrador Seed bead (then working left to right
STEP FOUR add eye pins one at a time) eye pin, Crystal
Prepare the next outside eye pins x 2, thread Labrador seed bead till all eye pins are in
on 5 x Turquoise Picasso seed beads, 3 x place and finishing with a Crystal Labrador
Crystal Labrador seed beads, 5 x black, 2 x seed bead, cut of any excess and close loop,
white, trim and form a loop (keeping the loop making sure both loops at either end are
small and neat). Set aside either side of the facing the same direction.
middle ones. Add a 6mm jump ring and attach chain and
close repeat on other side to finish.
STEP FIVE
Prepare the next outside eye pins x 2, thread KITS available in assorted colour
on 5 x Turquoise Picasso seed beads, 3 x combinations.
Crystal Labrador seed beads, 5 x slack, 1 x
Rating white, trim and form a loop (keeping the loop
small and neat). Set aside either side of the
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ANGEL Fun earrings to make and wear over the


MATERIALS
2 x Angel wings Christmas season
2 x head pins
1pr earring hooks

ANGEL
BEADS STEP ONE
2 x Czech Skirt beads Thread a Czech skirt angel wing and clear
2 x 6mm clear Czech Czech bead onto a head pin in that order.
Create loop at top. (Fold head pin at right
angle, cut off excess head pin with cutter
TOOLS pliers, leaving approx 1cm, with round nose
Chain nose pliers pliers fold back over to create a loop.)
Round nose pliers
Wire cutters STEP TWO
Attach earring hook to top. Repeat process to
complete pair.
CANDY CANE
MATERIALS CANDY CANE
2 x enamel candy canes STEP ONE
1 pr earring hooks Open earring hook and attach candy cane
and close.

BELL STEP TWO


MATERIALS Repeat for second earring.
2 x silver bells
2 x eye pins
1 pr earring hooks BELL
STEP ONE
Attach eye pin to bell by slightly opening loop
BEADS and reclosing.
2 x 8mm gold pearls
STEP TWO
TREE Onto eye pin thread 8mm gold pearl. Create
MATERIALS basic loop at top.
2 x head pin
1 pr earring hooks STEP THREE
Attach earring hook to top, repeat for second
earring.
BEADS TREE
2 x small crystals STEP ONE
2 x medium crystals Thread onto head pin, small wooden bead,
2 x large crystals large crystal, medium crystal, small crystal and
star. Create a basic loop at top of head pin.
2 x stars
2 x small wooden bead STEP TWO
Attach earring hook to top and repeat for
Rating second earring.

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Christmas
Earrings
STAR
MATERIALS
2 x large head pins
4 x small head pins
4 x jump rings
1 pr earring hooks

BEADS
2 x star
2 x 4mm red
2 x green
2 x silver star charms

STAR
STEP ONE
Thread green bead onto small head pin. Create loop
at top. Repeat. Thread red bead onto small head pin.
Create loop at top. Repeat. Thread Star bead onto
large head pin. Create loop at top. Repeat.

STEP TWO
Starting from the bottom and work up. Open first jump
ring, attach star bead and star charm. Close jump ring.
Open second jump ring, attach green bead and first
jump ring and red bead. Close jump ring.

STEP THREE
Attach earring hook to the top and repeat for second
earring.

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BASIC INSTRUCTIONS

Basics and
‘all that o er stuff ’
you need to kno … eventually
by Annlee Butler

I AM ALWAYS AMAZED at how many talented beaders As a general rule, if it’s ‘cheaper’ it is because the
and wire workers we have in Australia. Again this year our quality is not as good or as consistent as a comparable
Inspiration Beading book is filled with projects to fuel your more ‘expensive’ item. If your project does not require
creativity. The diagrams and techniques described here will uniform beads or you do not use wire tools very often,
provide you with a general guide to complete the projects try to get the best you can in quality for the price you are
in this book and have been developed by trial and error willing to pay.
over many years of beading and teaching. Sometimes it is
the smallest things that can make your beading time more TOOLS
enjoyable – like being able to thread a beading needle first The most important thing … make sure your tools are
go, or rolling neat loops, or being confident that your knots comfortable to hold. I like my tool handles to come past
will not come undone. Even if you are an experienced beader the end of my thumb muscle. I once turned 700 eye pins
I hope that this information is helpful to you. in one day and used a shorter handled pair of tools. The
Price verses Quality: Remember, the same is true bruise in the palm of my hand was a spectacular blue and
in beading as in all aspects of product purchasing. black for a week.

These are the tools I would recommend as a general kit:


Chain nose pliers: These pliers are Wire cutters: Come in two forms – flush Round nose pliers: Have two round
available straight or bent and have cutters or side cutters. Flush cutters are cone shaped jaws and are used for
a flat surface in the middle and a useful for cutting straight lines and side second steps in forming loops.
rounded outside edge. They are cutters form a point on the wire end …
ideal for opening and closing jump a lot of cutters have both these cuts.
rings, pulling a needle through Look closely – if one side is straight and
beadwork, and are the first step in the other forms a 90 degree angle, you
forming any loops. See diagrams. will be able to use both by just turning
the tool to the side you wish to use.
Round nose pliers

Nylon jaw pliers: Have two jaws that


Chain nose pliers are made of nylon and are used for
tensioning wire or work that requires
special care to leave no marks.
Crimping pliers: Have two
shaped holes specifically designed
Wire cutters
to achieve a folded crimp.
Cutter for memory wire: Memory
C
wire will ruin your good cutters
so I recommend you purchase an
inexpensive pair from a hardware
Nylon jaw pliers
Crimping pliers store.

72 Creative Beading
BASIC INSTRUCTIONS

THREADS as Hypo-cement, E6000 and just plain clear nail polish


Silimides: C-lon, S-lon, and Nymo have a one way for spotting knots.
warp. What does that mean? Just like materials, if it is
threaded the wrong way to the warp it will be difficult to OTHER TOOLS
use; it will constantly spiral into a knotted mess. If you Beading needles: Come in a variety of sizes and lengths.
are not sure if your thread has a warp or not, thread it As a general rule, if you are working with size 11 to size 6
as if it does and you can’t go wrong. beads, a size 12 will pass easily through a couple of times
with thread. If you are working with size 15 beads, a size
To make sure you thread correctly: Pull 10cm of thread 13 is more comfortable but will bend much quicker; keep
off the bobbin and thread your needle on this 10cm; now a few on hand and think about changing sizes while you
pull off the rest of the thread of the bobbin and cut the work if you find a size 13 slower to work with.
thread. This is a good practice to get into. If you have
to answer the telephone, you will know which end is the Fine pointed scissors: A fine pointed pair of scissors
correct working end as your needle will already be on. such as patchworkers or embroiderers use are really great
– they usually have a cover and the small pointed ends
Fireline: Use this thread if you are working with crystals allow you to get tight up to the bead work to trim thread.
or bugles. I definitely recommend it for strength and
durability. Awl, for pearl knots and others: This small device allows
you slip your knot into place before tightening. I have found
Glues: Please do not use superglues, they crack and the best awl is an extra large paper clip – pull one end of the
will break threads and knots when they crack. The best paper clip wire straight, the remaining bent section is a good
glues are ones that are safe to wear on the skin, such finger-holding size and the wire diameter is perfect.

Beads in a gram
How many per HOW MANY BEADS?
Types of bead gram approx How many is enough? Stupid question … never enough.
15 seed 290 I once made a lamp shade fringe with size 11 seed beads,
The metallic style and not really knowing how many beads I needed to make
Cylinder seed 190 to 220 * are heavier so it, I purchased two kilograms of the main colour and 500
there will be fewer grams of the other colours combined. Now, how many
11 seed 110 should I have bought?
8 seed 38
6 seed 15 There were 525 drops of 15cm each, so using the chart
How many beads strung per linear measure below I could have calculated this way:
1cm = 7 beads. 15cm x 7 beads = 105 beads per drop.
Type of bead How many per cm For you inch
people 105 beads x 525 drops = 55,125 beads.
15 seed 9 24 55,125 beads divided by 110 beads per gram = 501.1
grams. Just a little less than the 2.5 kilograms I bought.
Cylinder seed 7 20
11 seed 7 18
To get a square area, multiply width by height. So, if I had a
8 seed 5 13 loom amulet bag that was 5 x 6 cm for one side, I would go:
6 seed 4 10 5 x 6 cm = 30cm
How many beads per square area 30 cm x 2 sides = 60
Type of bead Per square cm Per square inch
15 seed 54 330 Using cylinder beads:
Cylinder seed 42 285 60 x 42 = 2520 beads divided by 200 average
12.6 grams needed – so I would most likely purchase 15 grams.
11 seed 35 216
8 seed 20 108
By the way, I am still using up the rest of the leftover two
6 seed 12 70 kilograms of beads I bought for the lamp.

Creative Beading 73
BASIC INSTRUCTIONS

BRICK STITCH WRAPPED LOOPS OPENING AND


CLOSING JUMPRINGS

1. 2.

After forming ladder to start.


Begin each brick stitch row with 2 beads go under To open a jumpring grasp the open ring either side of
thread between the second and third bead on the ladder, the opening with flat or chainnose pliers. Bring one pair
go up through the second bead added, then down4.the 3. 4. of pliers toward you and push the other away.
first. Come back up the second bead. Continue by adding To close a jumpring reverse this movement. Apply slight
one bead and passing the needle under the next loop of Using roundnose pliers grip wire above bead press with pressure inwards on rings that are widely opened. Never
thread on the row below. fingers to right angle. Place pliers in upright position pull rings apart outwards as this will distort shape and
and pull wire over top of pliers and back to right to form weaken jumpring.
neat round loop. The size of your loop will vary on where
CRIMPS you place the pliers on the wire.
So when wrapping a number of loops that you require FLAT EVEN COUNT PEYOTE
the same size, draw a line across your pliers with a ink
marker at the point you wish to wrap at. Move pliers to Thread on an even number of beads. This forms 1st and
hold loop just formed. Pull wire firmly up to bottom of 2nd row. This can be done with any number of beads as
circle and wrap wire in tight circle motion around wire long as it is an even number.
above bead, cut and trim excess wire.

LOOP TURNING Diagram 1


AND TRIMING

Position crimp and wire in pliers cup shaped hole. This is Pick up 1 bead and thread back through 2nd bead
usually closest to handle. Squash crimp. Move squashed from needle in opposite direction this is the 3rd row.
crimp to circle shaped hole at front of pliers, with cup Pick up 1 beads and skipping 1 bead go through
facing sideways like a back to front “C” gently compress 1. 2. next bead. Pick up 1 bead, skip next bead and go
to form a ball. Test to ensure crimp is secure. through last bead.

STOPPER BEADS

A stopper bead is used to temporarily secure beads 3. 4.


at the start or finish of work, Choose a different
colour bead than your work unless it is to stay in
Diagram 2
bead work. Leave approx 10 – 15cm of thread Cut head or eyepin leaving approx 1 cm of wire above
and go back through bead in the same direction bead (or as project instruction). Bend to right angle.
a couple of times for tension. To remove after work Grip tip of wire with roundnose pliers and curl inwards Next, and all following rows, pick up 1 bead and going
is finished roll bead in your hand and loosen with to bead hole moving slowly place downward pressure to into the first high bead. Pick up 1 bead and go through
your needle. get a rounded shape that sits directly above bead hole. next high bead, continue across row to complete.

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BASIC INSTRUCTIONS

HOW TO MAKE A LOOP BEAD CONES SQUARE STITCH BASICS


EYEPIN OR WRAPPED EYEPIN
String the required number of beads for the first row.
String 1st bead of row 2. Go through the last bead of row 1
in a circular direction going also through 1st bead of row 2.
This bead will sit on top of the last bead of the 1st row.

Cut a section of wire at least 3 cm longer than the bead/s


you wish to use, turn a simple loop on one end, thread Diagram 1
bead/s complete with a simple loop for the second end.
To wrap eyepin cut wire 4 cm longer than the bead/s to Continue picking up 1 bead and in circular direction pick
be used, turn a wrapped loop on one end of wire, thread bead up from row below. Continue until the end of the row.
bead/s, complete with a wrapped loop for the second end, Create a wrapped loop as in diagram, on one end of
do not forget to add next link or clasp before completeing. wire. A “wrapped loop” is better than a loop as this
will stop stringing from slipping out. Place stringing
onto loop, attach using knots or crimps as per your
BRICK STITCH necklace design.
Slip wire and stringing into cone as high as possible. Diagram 2
Create a second wrapped loop on the top of the cone
using wrapped loop instructions, do not forget to add At the end of the row simple turn your work over
clasp if needed before completing wrap. and complete diagram 1 and diagram 2 for the next
row. It is important to turn your work as this will
give you correct tension and your work will not have
KNOTS a sideways slope.

After forming ladder to start.


Begin each brick stitch row with 2 beads go under 1.
thread between the second and third bead on the
ladder, go up through the second bead added,
then down the first. Come back up the second
bead. Continue by adding one bead and passing At the end of each third row run your thread through the
the needle under the next loop of thread on the row below where you finished and the row you are on
2.
row below. now back to the same position.
Square knot: bring left-hand thread over the right-hand
thread and around. Cross right over left and go through
FLATTENED CRIMP the loop. Spot glue all knots. CHARLOTTES

Surgeon’s knot: bring left-hand thread over the


right hand thread and around. Form a loop and go
Position crimp gently with chainnose pliers, making sure that through the loop. Go through again. Move knot to Thread tiger tail or thread through charlotte hole. Place
wires are tensioned correctly gently flatten crimp using pliers, exact spot you require it before tightening, this knot a flattened crimp on tiger tail or knot thread so that it
so it remains in alignment with wire in a neat square shape. is very secure and will not undo easily. Spot glue sits in the cup area. Trim excess. Using chain nose pliers
Test to ensure crimp is secure before proceeding. all knots. fold cups sections together.

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WIRE GUARD COIL ENDS FRENCH WIRE

1. Double the end of your cord. (Optional: add a dab


of glue.)

French Wire has many names it is also known as bullion


or gimp, it is a fine coil of wire that was mainly used
in the past for protecting silk while stringing pearls
2. Twist the cord slightly as you push it all the way into but is now being used on other wires and threads as a
the coil end. Since cord width varies, so does the ease protector, it has no strength to hold, so you still need to
of this step. add a crimp or a knot, while it is fiddley to use, as it will
These are a fairly new invention and are great to quickly unravel to look just like a fine piece of wire, it is
use with Tigertail and crimp finishing. They are ‘U’ 3. Using a regular pair of jewellery pliers, crimp down well worth the effort to give work a professional finish.
shaped with a channel that the Tigertail threads the last half coil, securing the coil end. To use: cut a small section with very sharp cutters,
through and are added into the clasp loop to stop thread a crimp or a seed beads to hide knot on to work,
wear on the Tigertail. To use, thread a crimp, thread string French wire onto threading material, and finding
Tigertail through the left side channel, hook through being used, pass back through crimp or bead and pull
the clasp loop, thread Tigertail through clasp loop, gently until French wire is firm in a loop through finding.
take Tigertail back down the right side channel and A word of caution you only get one go at this process
through crimp. Lastly, fold or flatten crimp. tension gently before crimping or knotting.

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BASIC BEAD GLOSSARY
Beads are three-dimensional objects and are often described in a
combination of two and sometimes three dimensions ie; flat round;
long thin tube.

Barrel Bicone Bone Branch


So-called because of its resemblance to a wine A bicone is essentially two cone shapes joined at A bone is also called bamboo or hourglass and the Generally made from shell, coral and pearl,
barrel or beer barrel, these oval shaped beads the base. Bicones can be long or short, smooth or hole is generally drilled on its long axis. branches are characterised by being top drilled and
are generally flat on the ends. They ca n also be faceted. When a bicone is long it is often called irregular in shape.
slightly more cylindrical and still be called a barrel. a diamond.

Cabachon/Cabochon Chaton Chips Coin


A cabochon (also spelt cabachon or cabouchon) does not A chaton has no hole and is multi-faceted on one Chips are small irregular shapes and sizes, Coins are flat round beads with the hole through
have a hole, and features a convex top with a flat back. It side with a pointed back for gluing into a metal generally shell or semi-precious stone. the long axis.
is traditionally smooth and not faceted, however, in popular stamping, or capturing in claws.
use, cabachon is also applied to faceted flat backed beads,
ie; a domed cabochon or a faceted cabochon.

Cube Diamond Disc Donut


A square with the same width, height and depth. Diamond beads are shaped like a ‘baseball’ Discs are generally flat-sided with either a rounded A donut bead, as its name suggests looks like its
They can be centre or diagonally drilled. diamond with the hole either along the long axis, or straight edge, unlike rondelles which are sweet namesake with a large hole which is side
or top drilled. curve-sided. The hole is across the flat dimension drilled (the hole is across the flat dimension of
of the bead. the bead).

Drop/Teardrop Drum Flat Square Hairpipe


Drops are wider at one end, and mostly shaped like A short cylindrical bead which is flat top and A flat square has four even sides but is flat. The Generally made of bone or horn, hairpipes are
a teardrop or pear. The hole can be through the bottom. hole is through the long axis. long barrel shaped cylinders with a large hole
length of the center of the bead (vertical drill) or at and were traditionally braided into the hair of
the top end (top drilled). indigenous peoples.

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In addition, a feature of the bead is often used to describe its
characteristics ie; hexagonal tube, twisted oval; faceted bicone,
carved barrel.

Irregular Melon Nugget Oval


Generally refers to beads with irregular angular cuts The melon bead is generally round but it can be in As the name suggests nuggets are of a random Ovals are even-diameter egg shaped with rounded
(ie; more like sharp facets, not curves, or twists. other shapes – it is called Melon because of the shape and size with soft or rounded edges. edges (not flat like barrels). Other types of ovals
grooves along its side. are a flat oval and a faceted oval.

Pillow Pony Potato Rectangle


A pillow is generally square or slightly rectangular Beads made of glass or plastic, typically slightly oval A potato bead is an irregular shaped round bead, Unlike a cube, a rectangle is a square or
with two angled sides, so it resembles a pillow. in shape, with a large hole. They are also called crow and resembles its namesake. rectangular shaped bead with uneven dimensions.
beads. The word pony is also used to describe shaped Other types are flat rectangle and faceted rectangle.
acrylic beads with large holes – ie; flower pony, heart
pony, star pony and butterfly pony.

Rice Rondelle/Saucer Round Shield


Some rice shaped beads look exactly that – a A rondelle (also called saucer because of it’s Shaped like a ball, rounds have an even diameter. Shields are flat and oval-shaped with angular
grain of rice, but rice shaped pearls are similar resemblance to a flying saucer) is a pillow-shaped, Other types of rounds are flat round and faceted edges, so called because of their resemblance to
to potato except they are more ‘oval’ in shape rounded bead. It can be faceted or smooth and is round. Smooth round beads are also called druk. ancient Viking shields.
than ‘rounded’. side drilled (the hole is across the flat dimension
of the bead).
When giving dimensions
of a bead it is customary
for the first measurement
to be the axis where the
hole (or aperture) is located,
so for example if a bead is
25mm x 10mm x 6mm, the
hole would run through the
Triangle Tube Twist 25mm axis.
A tri-sided flat bead, triangles can be vertical or top A tube has the hole drilled on its long axis and A twist can be a bead of almost any shape that
drilled, with square cut or slightly rounded edges. is also called a cylinder. Other types of tubes are looks like it has been grasped at either end and
hexagonal tubes. twisted in opposite directions. Also sometimes
called a swirl.

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