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Make a
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necklace in
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Golden ring
with beaded
Ethereal bead
Bubbly clusters
Elegant necklace
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8 Bead Stash
15 Shopping
Wedded Bliss for him and her
16 Handmade Weddings
Two beaders share how they
combined their love of beading
with the love of their life
18 Readers' Challenge
The theme was 'Beaded Weddings'
48 Designer's Prole
Free to Bead - Lynda Pearce
50 Bead Soup
Same beads, different style
53 Living With a Beader
Trials and Tribulations
Whats inside...
62 Designer's Prole
The Crown Bride - Kerstin Kallin
81 Shopping
For the Bridesmaids
87 Workshop Review
Go kumihimo crazy with Riverside
Beads beginner workshop
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36 Bubbly Clusters Bracelet
Use three styles of beaded beads to
create an all-around fab bracelet
38 Ethereal Bead Embroidery
Capture mother of pearl discs for an
elegant bead embroidery necklace
42 Grace's Tiara
Classic elegance shines through in
this simple pearl and crystal tiara
44 French Beaded Corsage
Use French Beading techniques to
create spectacular corsages
56 Crystal Flowers
Jump rings and crystals combine in
this airy and light oral fantasy bracelet
58 Hearts and Swirls
Make the most of metal clay with
this love-inspired pendant design
11 Birdy Wine Charms
Use a bit of shrink plastic to make
unique and memorable wine charms
12 Wedding Belle Set
Create a sparkling vintage-style
wedding set using plenty of crystals
20 Blue Fairy Tiara
Add a bit of blue to your big day with
this unique wirework statement tiara.
26 Inner Beauty Pendant
Bring on the wedding bling with
this fabulous polymer clay pendant.
30 Bridal Kumihimo Bracelet
Elegance is just a braid away with this
stunning beaded kumihimo bracelet.
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60 Golden Ring Earrings
These statement earrings are sure to
make you the talk of the wedding
66 Enduring Love Pendant
An elegant wirework design
showcases love in a timeless way
72 Sweetheart Bridal Necklace
Create a classic pearl necklace with a
bit of beadwork twist to make it unique
76 Vintage Wedding Necklace
Add a bit of vintage style with this
quick to put together stringing project
78 Trinity Tiara
Make three bead and wire owers to
create this light asymmetrical tiara
82 Princess of Giza Set
Pyramid beads create a fashionable
set for a bride or her mother
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Jema Hewitt
Jema is an author
who specialises in
creating vintage and
The best rst dance song?
Fly Me to the Moon by Frank
Favourite wedding tradition?
Something old, new, borrowed
and blue. I had a new garter with
blue ribbons and an old button
from my grandmother's wedding
dress borrowed from my mother.
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Julie Holt
Julie Holt is a
jewellery designer and
tutor who owns Maille
Addict in Woking.
The best rst dance song?
Mine was You're Still the One by
Shania Twain. My husband and I
eloped in Vegas, and to make it
up, we celebrated an anniversary
with all the traditional things,
including this song.
Favourite wedding tradition?
Something new, as it represents
hope for good fortune and
success in the future.
Katie Dean
Katie loves colour,
shapes and the
freedom beads
give her.
Favourite wedding tradition?
My favourite tradition is a little
obscure, perhaps non-existant
now, dating from Victorian
times. Different meanings were
attached to owers, so the bride
would choose bouquet owers
according to their meaning,
creating a 'private' message
between husband and wife.
Designed by
Allison Roe

2 x 7mm pearls cream

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2 x ballpoint headpins

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Wire cutters

Round nose pliers


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See page 89
Onto a ballpoint headpin, add
1 x pearl, 1 x 4mm round,
1 x 3mm Czech re polished.
Create a wrapped look and
trim off any excess wire.
Attach the dangle to an
earwire. Repeat to make
a second earring.
Becs works full time,
but lls her spare time
with all things beady.
The best (or worst) rst song?
The ballad of Tom Jones
by Space. Very special, but
impossible to dance to!
Favourite wedding tradition?
Dressing up! When else do
you get to make such an effort
(or spend a small fortune on a
Lynda Pearce
Lynda is an award
winning jewellery
The best rst dance
I had A Kind of Magic by Queen
as mine, which my friends
thought was pretty odd.
Favourite wedding tradition?
Silver sixpence in her shoe, which
comes after the 'something blue'
in the rhyme but isn't followed
very often.
Francesca is a
designer for The Bead
Shop Manchester.
The best rst dance song?
I'd have to say the best rst
dance song is Iris by the Goo
Goo Dolls.
Favourite wedding tradition?
My favourite tradition is the
bride wearing something old,
something new, something
borrowed, and something blue.
Jennifer Airs
Jennifer is addicted
to beads and is
happiest when
planning a new piece of
Favourite wedding tradition?
I love the hunt for something
old, something new, something
borrowed and something blue...
just as long as it isn't the bride
who is blue!
Christi Frisen
Christi is an award-
winning artist,
specialising in
polymer clay and mixed media.
The best rst dance song?
My son just got married and he
and his new bride danced to La
Vie en Rose, which has meaning
in many parts of their relationship.
Favourite wedding tradition?
Cake! Any major life decision
beginning with cake has got to be
a good thing.
Simple earrings help to create a timeless
and classic look on your wedding day and
won't distract from your glowing smile.
simply chic
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edding season is upon us, and we are celebrating love
and marriage this issue. Our Wedding Special is full of
classic designs for a timeless wedding, but also
features a few more unusual pieces for those of you who like to
stand out and do things differently.
Starting at the top, we've got a few different tiaras for you to
choose from. Whether you like the more traditional pieces such
as Julie Ashford's Trinity Tiara, or you want a statement piece
like Jema Hewitt's Blue Fairy cover project, you'll nd something
to love. There are plenty of necklaces, from beadwork pieces to
wirework pieces, along with some stunning pendants. We also
have some real life inspiration in our Handmade Weddings
article, where two beaders share how they incorportated their
designs into their special days.
It's tting that my rst issue as editor is the Wedding Special;
I will be getting married later this year, and I've been incredibly
inspired while laying out these pages. I am very excited about
being part of Bead and Jewellery Magazine, and look forward to
sharing my own air with all of you!
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Dawn is an award-
winning jewellery
designer working
mostly with wire and beads.
The best rst dance song?
It Had to Be You.
Favourite wedding tradition?
Giving favours to your guests,
as iyou can be as imaginative as
you like!
Julie Ashford
Julie is a designer,
all round slave to
things beading, and
owner of Spellbound
Bead Co.
The best rst dance song?
Hate to say it, but none of my
friends have done on! If it was my
choice, Some Enchanted Evening
with a full string section!
Favourite wedding tradition?
A piece of cake to place under
your pillow.
Donna McKean
Donna is owner of
Riverside Beads
based in Market
The best rst dance song?
Amazed by LoneStar. My
husband and I danced to this
when we got married 5 years ago
in Cyprus. it reminds me of our
happy day together.
Favourite wedding tradition?
I love a good wedding, it brings
out all sorts of family traditions!
Nealay Patel
Nealay Patel is an Art
Director by day and
Jewellery Designer
by night.
The best rst dance song?
Just Do You, by India.arie. I like
the message of the song, and it's
fun to dance to!
Favourite wedding tradition?
I haven't been to enough
weddings to decide on a
favourite tradition.
Gill Teasdale
Gill is one of the
designers at
JillyBeads and loves
experimenting with
techniques and inventing new ones!
The best rst dance song?
Will and Kate's choice of Ellie
Goulding's cover of Elton John's
70s classic Your Song.
Favourite wedding tradition?
Confetti uttering in the breeze!
Marie New
Marie loves to
experiment with
shape, colour, texture
and Swarovski Elements custom
The best rst dance song?
I saw a video online where a
couple had rehearsed the famose
Dirty Dancing song Time of My
Favourite wedding tradition?
Something blue. I had Pacic
Blue roses in my own bouquet.
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5. Using a pair of round nose pliers, create a small
vertical loop on one end of the wire. On the other end,
create a larger horizontal loop, making sure not to close
them completely to allow the wires to hook together
around the stem of the glass.
If you like, you can add a coloured crystal charm to
make them more distinct. All you need to do is add a
4mm bicone to a headpin, create a wrapped loop and
add it to the 6mm jump ring. Using four different
crystals will give you four different charms.

Shrink plastic

Memory wire

4 x 6mm jump rings

4 x 4mm jump rings

4 x 4mm bicones

Coloured pencils


Hole punch

Wire cutters

2 pair chain nose pliers

Round nose pliers

Heat gun or oven


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All other supplies from

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Designed by
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wine charms
Make your own personalised wine glass charms by using shrink plastic
to make bright birds, and you'll be ready to toast anytime anywhere.
1. Begin by tracing the bird pattern onto your shrink
plastic. Make sure you're using the rough side of the
plastic. I traced 4 of the same bird in different colours
to create individual charms. Alternately, you could trace
four different styles of birds to tell the charms apart, or
add a coloured crystal dangle.
2. Cut out the charms, leaving the outline intact. Punch
a hole in the plastic where you want the jump ring to
3. Use a heat gun or oven to shrink your plastic
following the manufacturer's instructions. If you use a
heat gun, be very careful because they get extremely
hot. Use the rubber end of a pencil to keep the plastic
from blowing away from the heat gun. The plastic will
shrivel and curl, but keep the heat on it and it will
atten out in about a minute.
4. Open your 6mm jump ring and attach it to the hole
in your charm. Before closing, add on the 4mm jump
ring, then thread onto about 10cm of memory wire.
Make in under
one hour and for
less than 10.
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one and 1 x 4mm crystal on the other. Take a 1 pearl
eyepin and pass one strand through one loop and the
other strand through the other loop. Slip 1 x 3mm pearl
onto the strand holding the 3mm crystal, and 1 x 4mm
pearl onto the strand holding the 4mm crystal. Add
another 1 pearl eyepin.
7. Continue working in this way, next adding 2 x 2
pearl eyepins, then 2 x 3 pearl eyepins, then 2 x 4
pearl eyepins, remembering to intersperse them with
pearls and crystals. Next add 3 x 5 pearl eyepins, each
followed by 1 x 3mm and 1 x 4mm pearl. On the strand
threaded with the 4mm pearls and crystals (ie the
bottom of the necklace) slip on the jump ring attached
to the 16mm drop.
8. Thread 3 x 5 pearl eyepins interspersed with
crystals and pearls on each strand, then a wrapped
pearl drop on the bottom strand. Thread 3 x 5 pearl
eyepins interspersed with crystals and pearls on each
strand, then 1 x 16mm drop on the bottom strand.
Continue working the pattern like this, next adding 1 x
wrapped pearl drop, then 1 x 38mm drop.
9. Work this pattern backwards to complete the
necklace. When the end is reached slip on a crimp
bead, wire guardian and jump ring, securing them as in
step 5 and cutting the end off close to the crimp bead.
Fit a 4mm crimp cover over the crimp bead.
10. Slightly open one of the jump rings on one of the
wire guardians, hook it onto the loop on the bolt ring
(which is integral to the extension chain) and reclose
the jump. Open the jump ring on the other wire
guardian and hook it onto the end of the extension
chain (the end without the heart). Close the jump ring.
11. Slip the remaining 4mm pearl onto the headpin
and make a wrapped loop, slipping the loop onto the
ring on the end of the chain, next to the heart, before
starting to wrap.
Gold-plated ndings:

9 x 2.5mm spacers

6 x 5mm jump rings

5 x 2 inch head pins

1 x 3mm crimp cover

2 x 4mm crimp covers

1 x chain extension with


2 x wire guardians

3 x crimp beads

47 x 1 inch eye pins


219 x 3mm crystal

pearl rounds cream

59 x 4mm crystal pearl

rounds cream

4 x 6mm crystal pearl

rounds cream

2 x 8mm crystal pearl

rounds cream

4 x pear shaped pearl


4 x 16mm pear drops

Crystal Golden Shadow

1 x 38mm pear drop

Crystal Golden Shadow

1 x 6mm round Crystal

Golden Shadow

24 x 4mm rounds
Crystal Golden Shadow

30 x 3mm rounds
Crystal Golden Shadow

2.2m length x 7 strand

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Chain nosed pliers

Round nosed pliers

Side cutter pliers


All supplies from Jilly


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Designed by
Gill Teasdale
This delicious vintage style collar necklace made with
stunning crystals is the perfect recipe for wedded bliss!
1. Cut a 20cm length of Beadalon. Slip on 4 x 3mm
pearls, 1 x 38mm drop and 4 x 3mm pearls. Bring the
two ends together and onto both thread 1 x 2.5mm
spacer, 1 x 6mm crystal round and 1 x crimp bead.
Form the Beadalon into a loop over the jaw of the round
nosed pliers and pass the ends back down the crimp
bead. Squash the crimp bead using chain nosed pliers
and cut away the two ends close to the crimp using
side cutter pliers. Slip the 3mm crimp cover over the
crimp bead and gently close it using chain nosed pliers.
2. Open a jump ring, hook it through the hole on one of
the 16mm pear drops and close. Repeat three times.
3. Slip 1 x 2.5mm spacer, 1 x pearl drop, and 1 x
2.5mm spacer onto a headpin and make a wrapped
loop. Make a total of 4 drops.
4. Slip 5 x 3mm pearls onto an eyepin, bend the pin
over by 90 degrees as close as possible to the beads
using round nosed pliers and roll it into a closed loop.
Make 30 more of these beaded eypins. Next make 4
beaded eyepins comprising 4 pearls, 4 comprising 3
pearls, 4 comprising 2 pearls and 4 comprising 1 pearl.
It is very important in this step to make sure the loops
are all the same size, so cut off the end accordingly.
5. Cut the remaining Beadalon in half and put two of
the ends together. Pass both ends through a crimp
bead a short way, then thread them through and around
a wire guardian. Hook a jump ring onto the wire
guardian and pass the two ends of the Beadalon back
down the crimp bead a short way. Push the crimp up
close to the wire guardian and pull the Beadalon so it
sits snugly in the channel of it. Squash the crimp bead
using chain nosed pliers.
6. Thread both the strands through 17 x 4mm pearls, 1
x 3mm crystal, 1 x 6mm pearl, 1 x 3mm crystal, 1 x
6mm pearl, 1 x 3mm crystal and 1 x 8mm pearl.
Separate the strands and thread 1 x 3mm crystal onto
Make in under
three hours and
for less than 35.
wedding belle
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12. Using the same method as for the collar, thread
graduated beaded eyepins interspersed with crystals
and pearls onto Beadalon. Taper out to a single strand
of graduated pearls and crimp onto a round magnetic
clasp. This cuff needs to t the wrist snuggly so add or
take away beads as required.
13. Such a statement necklace requires a pair of
more discreet earrings. After all, we dont want to gild
the lily! A pearl pear shaped drop with a wrapped loop,
hanging from a wrapped Crystal Golden Shadow round
and attached to an earwire, is all that is required. Even
simpler, just a pearl drop.

When turning the loops

on the eyepins, make
sure it will lie at the same
angle as the 'eye'. If it
turned perpendicular, the
collar will not lie at.
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We've picked out these wonderful wedding and love-inspired
pieces to appease both the bride and groom on their special day.
Cascading owers
The new Pippin line includes this necklace, a tiara,
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Be inspired by the stories of two beaders who
brought their personal hand-crafted air into their
weddings with fabulous accessories.
Lara Duncan
nce Garreth and I were
engaged the most important
part (apart from 'the' dress)
was making sure that our wedding was
100% individual. Tat meant being
involved in the creative process as much
as possible. Ive always been creative and
have recently turned to glass fusing as
my main focus, but still enjoy making
beaded jewellery. I had a clear vision of
how I wanted to look as I love the
vintage style but the challenge was to
make sure my bridesmaids of dierent
ages were all happy with their look,
including the jewellery.
I was lucky to have a bead
maker, Elisa, as my Maid of
Honour, so the task of creating
focals for necklaces, bracelets and
earrings fell to her. Once I had
chosen the material of the dresses,
Elisa created a number of choices
for me. Once chosenm she
cracked on with making enough
to create 4 sets.
Te wedding planning was
denitely a labour of love. I
made my brooch bouquet, order of the
day booklets, invitations, wedding
favours (fused glass coasters), seating
plan, name plates and table numbers,
and decorative glass dishes. My tip
would be to not take on too much as it
gets very stressful. But denitely make
your own jewellery, it will save you a
fortune and will be with you in all the
photographs forever.
I knew exactly the style I wanted for
my necklace. I had seen several other
necklaces made up with vintage
brooches and pearls,
but these were very
expensive. I found a
beautiful vintage
diamante brooch
from Etsy and ordered beautiful real
pearls from Ebay. Coupled with sterling
silver ndings and diamante rondelles, I
made my necklace for a fraction of the
price of the ones selling which had glass
pearls. And it was unique to me.
My earrings were very simple pearl
drops with more of the diamante
rondelles for a bit of sparkle and
interest. Handmade sterling silver ear
wires too.
I chose a vintage diamante bracelet
originally, but decided to make a small
seed pearl bracelet with a handmade
bead charm to link in with my
bridesmaids for the other wrist,
especially as I wasnt wearing a watch. I
also wanted to wear one of the beads
Elisa had made especially for our day.
Te bridesmaids all had a necklace,
bracelet and earrings. Te focals beads
were made by Elisa, and I made the
jewellery up. I also made the earwires
from sterling silver wire, which is very
easy and again you can make them in a
style to suit you.
Photograph by Andrea Burridge.
Photograph by
Andrea Burridge.
Photograph by
Andrea Burridge.
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Becs Dean Skinner
s Im sure youre aware, when
planning a wedding there is an
endless list of things to do,
organise and plan; I added an extra
element to planning my wedding - how
much of it can I bead!
Before Id even bought the dress, I
started making a bag to carry my
essentials on the day. I wanted to make
something with bling, something that
could be kept forever as an heirloom. So
I set out on the epic task of bead-
embroidering a clutch bag. All in all, it
took well over 300 hours to make, and
around 200 of beads, crystals and
pearls. Most shockingly - it took 3 reels
of KO thread to make!
I have always loved beaded owers,
and not having the wirework skills to
make French beaded owers,
I decided to make the
buttonholes/corsages using
bead-weaving techniques. For
our Mums, I made beautiful,
tropical looking owers using
a design by Heather-Kingsley
Heath, but for the groom,
best man and our Dads I
designed the owers myself.
For my tiara, I tried
making a more traditional
wire tiara, but it wasnt very
'me', so instead I made a
collection of little beaded
owers with Swarovski
chatons in the centres, and
attached them to a hair band.
It gave the eect of a ower
garland, matched in with the
buttonholes and was
denitely much more me!
I opted for very simple
cream ballet pumps for my
shoes, but added bling by
making up two 'Granada' beaded
motifs, designed by Sabine Lippert, to
sew to my shoes. I dont think they were
seen much on the day, but it was great
to have sparkly shoes under my dress.
Although I wanted my jewellery to
be very simple, I did want a necklace,
bracelet and earrings. Tey werent
entirely matching, but they did tie in.
Te earrings were very special to me,
although I made them, they
were designed by a very
good friend of mine,
Nancy Dale, and although
she couldnt come to the
wedding, it was like
having her there with me
in her design. Tey
colours in the earrings
picked up the pinks in
the bag, and tied
in with the
crystal beading
on the dress
Te bracelet
was made
using bead
crochet using
Swarovski pearls, nished o
with a magnetic clasp. Te necklace was
very simple, a sterling silver chain, with
a half-drilled Swarovski pearl on a silver
mount. Te pale pink colour matched
with my jewellery, and my two
bridesmaids had matching necklaces,
but with cream-coloured pearls.
We even managed to take the bead-
theme all the way to the wedding cake -
we had custom made lampwork glass
beads made to use as gures on the
I received so many compliments on
the day about the things I had made;
most people asked how I found the
time to make it all. When youre as
passionate as I am about beads, you
make the time. Tankfully, my husband
is very understanding!
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This issue each reader printed has won
this selection of beautiful beads from
The Spellbound Bead Co.
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ABOVE: Andrea Steeden-Creane, Reading
"My husband wanted red roses for our wedding, as this was
the rst ower he bought me. I followed a pattern from Melissa
Grakowsky Shippe and beaded one for his buttonhole, and
another one for my dad. To nish, I used fabric leaves and oral
wire and tape for the stem. Each rose took over 40 hours to
craft. It wasn't quick, but it was worth it."
BELOW: Dana D'Alessandro "This is a piece of bead
embroidery I did recently for a wedding. I bead embroider more than just
jewellery, I have done belts, purses, and hair pieces. I feel like my pieces
go along with today's fashion trends."
55 Under the Sea Apr 23 2014
56 Shaped Beads June 18 2014
57 Autumn Glory Aug 20 2014

Every issue we ask you to send in your themed creations.
This time the challenge inspiration was Beaded Weddings.
Take a look at what these readers came up with
You can email photos to editor@
Please add 'Challenge' in the
subject line.
See page 89 of this issue for more information
on submitting photos. Please note deadlines and
themes are subject to change occasionally.
ABOVE AND LEFT: Kerry Ford, Harlow
"I have always crafted, though I never beaded
until last year. My daughters got me a ticket to
the Big Bead Show and I became hooked! I
decided to try French Beaded owers rst. My
Mother in Law asked if I could make a corsage
for her to wear at her son's wedding, which I
made using French Beading techniques I'd
learned (above). She was thrilled with how it
turned out! I was so pleased because it was only
the second piece I'd ever beaded!"
BELOW: Lucy Robinson "I made this necklace for
my wedding. I used sterling silver SoftFlex wire, Swarovski
bicones and pearls, as well as freshwater pearls. I also
made a bracelet to go with it."
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0.4mm silver wire

0.6mm silver wire

1 x tiara headband,
alice band style

a bunch of tiny vintage

Fantasy lm

Clock component focal

2 x small watch pieces

Approx. 40 x small

3 x 1cm focal beads
(mine are blue foil)

4 x beetle wings

Round nose pliers

Wire cutters

Heat gun

PVA glue

Beads and wire from

The Bead Shop

Vintage owers, beetle

wings and watch parts
from Etsy

Fantasy lm from www.


See page 89
Designed by
Jema Hewitt
blue fairy tiara
Wish upon a star with this unusual vintage-style adornment. Create
them in your wedding colours for a unique twist on your day.
1. Take an 8 inch piece of 0.6mm wire and, using your
ngers, bend it into a buttery wing shape. Use a picture
of a real wing for reference if you don't feel comfortable
shaping it freehand. I also use round nosed pliers to get a
crisp bend at the top of the wing.
Make in four
hours and for
around 10.
2. Twist the two ends together tightly to form an
enclosed shape. Create 6 of these fairy wings. Cut an 8
inch length of 0.4mm wire and wrap it across the wing
shape, making the veins of the wing, wrapping it tightly
around the top and bottom each time. Trim the 0.4mm
ends. Repeat to make as many wings as you like.
3. Cut a piece of fantasy lm slightly larger than a wing.
Smear PVA glue on the back of the wire wing; you don't
need loads, just enough to coat it. Press the wing to the
lm and allow it to dry completely. Repeat for each wing.
4. Trim the lm down to 0.5cm all round. Hold the wire
stalk in a pair of pliers and gently heat round the edge of
a wing so that the lm shrinks and folds over the outer
shape. If you heat it too much then little holes will start to
occur; I think these add to the look though!
5. To create the bead components, take an 8 inch length
of 0.4mm wire and thread a bead to the middle. Fold the
wire over, hold both pieces of wire in one hand and twist
the bead to make a little stalk about 1cm long.
6. Separate the wires and add another bead onto one
wire about 1cm from the stalk, twist again till you have
two stalks. Add a third bead onto the other wire and
repeat. Finally twist the two wires together to make a
long stalk. Make about 14 components like this, using
assorted beads but always making a pair of each type.
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This tiara uses similar
components to one in
my book, Steampunk
Apothecary. I love
taking a design and
tweaking it into a new
form. The radiating
alice band style of this
piece was inspired by
my grandmothers tiara,
which I wore a replica
of at my own wedding!
7. For the watch focal, cut a length of 0.6mm wire
about 8 inches long, thread the wire through one of the
holes in the focal and bend it in half. Twist rmly twice to
secure. Add a bead onto one wire and then twist the
wires together so it forms a double lollipop shape.
8. Lay out all the components around the tiara alice
band. Try to get a pleasing and balanced arrangement of
wings and components and look at how high you want
each component to stand from the band. Cut a length of
0.4mm wire and wrap it around the band very tightly
several times at the centre/top to secure. Bend the watch
part component at a right angle below the bead and hold
it on the top of the band. Wrap the wire about 4 times
around both pieces moving along it for about 1.5cm.
9. Bend a fairy wing stem just below the shape and hold
that against the band, secure it in the same way,
catching in both the stem of the focal and the wing stem.
Keep adding components all the way down one side of
the tiara in this way.
10. Return to the centre of the tiara and add
components all the way down the other side. Take the
fake owers and arrange in tiny bunches. Cut another
length of wire and wrap securely in the centre again.
11. Work your way down the tiara wrapping the stems
of the ower bunches to the band, threading the wire
between the components and covering the exposed wires
and tiara band with the blossoms.
12. Drill a tiny hole in the base of the beetle wings and
loop a piece of 0.4mm wire through it. They are
extremely fragile so be careful as you twist the wire to
make a rm stem. Tuck each one in place and wrap the
wire round the tiara band behind the owers and
between components to secure all four wings.

Once all your
components are in
place, arrange them
to ll any gaps and
give a natural form to
the tiara. Bending
component wires is
easy and allows the
piece to take on a
lovely organic shape.

The beetle wings
are exquisite, but if
you feel bad using real
ones, you can shape
false ngernails slightly
and paint them with
iridescent polish for a
vegan alternative!
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Designed by
Christi Friesen

Polymer clay in white or white

translucent glitter

36 x at-back glass rhinestone

crystals in assorted sizes and colours

1 x 12-15mm crystal rivoli

20 gauge wire

24 x headpins ball-tipped

8-10 x white stick pearls approx


Approx 36 x seed beads assorted
colours and sizes

8-10 x crystal bicones (I used 6mm)

Clay conditioning machine or roller

Crystal picker toll or wax-tipped
cocktail stick

Oven, oven thermometer

Stick pearls from The Curious Gem

All other supplies from Shipwreck


See page 89
Enhance your inner beauty on your special day with this
fabulous crystal and pearl clay pendant, brooch, or hairpin.
1. Condition your clay. I suggest using White
or White Translucent Glitter, about a quarter of
a package. Condition the clay using your
machine or rolling it out by hand.
2. Make a small ball from your clay, about
the size of an almond. Roll it out into a snake
thats about as thick in the middle as a straw
and tapers to a point at each end. We're
going to use this to support the piece, but it'll
add its own air.
3. Use your ngertips to coil one end into a
loose curl. Flatten the curl between your
ngers by gently pressing all over. Don't make
it too at! Fingerprints are okay, they create a
nice organic texture.
continued over
Make in less than 2 hours
and for under 10.
4. Make another one, facing the opposite
way. It can be the same shape as the rst
one, or a little different; I like asymmetrical
balance better than identical halves,
personally, but its your creation, so you
should make it the way you like!
5. Next, roll out another snake of clay and
loop it around itself to make a circle. Flatten
that as well.
6. Assemble the piece to make the base by
pressing the circle piece on top of the two
side curls. Push rmly but gently to attach.
I recently was part of a family
wedding. Obviously, part of the
excitement of preparing for such a
special event invovled jewellery and
adornments. As a designer, that
got me thinking about the kind of
jewellery pieces that best enhance
the inner beauty of a woman on
such a special occassion.
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"Add a little bling
to your day in a
classy way."
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balls of clay are attached to the clay of the
circle as well as pressing onto the crystal,
they will be secure enough to hold the piece
in place.
14. Add at rhinestones to your piece. Use
the tip of a nger, a wax-tipped cocktail stick
or a crystal-picker tool to pick up the
rhinestones and place them in strategic
locations. Press them in rmly so they adhere.
15. Bake the piece according to the
manufacturer's instructions. I used Premo
which bakes at 130C for 30-45 minutes.
Once the piece is cool, check to make sure
all the pearls and beads are secure. You can
use super glue to strengthen any loose
If you are going to make this into a brooch,
skip adding the hanging loops and after the
piece is baked, use super glue to secure a
hinged straight pin onto the back. If youre
going to turn this into a necklace, use jump
rings to string it onto a chain. Or tie ribbons
to each side, or bead it using your favorite
beading style. When you wear it on that
special occasion, its sure to enhance your
own inner beauty with extra sparkle.

Coordinate colours with the colours of
the wedding for a design that truly ows.
Add the hanging loops
7. Cut 5cm (2 inches) of 20-gauge wire with
your cutters. The wire can be whatever metal
colour you think will look best; I used gold-
coloured wire. With your pliers, bend one end
into a small, tight hook. Hold the wire with
your pliers, right above the hook, and bend
the rest of the wire over to form an arch. Snip
off any excess and make another small tight
hook on that end. Repeat for the other side.
8. Roll out a tiny bit of clay and atten it.
Press the 'feet' of the hanging hook onto the
surface of the attened ball. Put a small drop
of liquid clay on top of the wire and then
press the hook and clay onto the back of the
base piece. Press rmly to attach. The liquid
clay will ensure that the connection is strong
by lling in any gaps. Attach the other side in
the same way.
9. In order to strengthen the base, I made
another circular loop of clay a little thinner
than the front one and pressed it onto the
backside. Line the second circle up with the
front one and press to attach. You can use a
bit of liquid clay to help.
Add embellishments
10. To prepare the pearls for addition to the
clay, slide each pearl onto a ball-tipped
headpin. Trim the excess wire with wire
cutters and use your pliers to bend a small,
tight hook in the end of the pin wire. There
should be at least 6mm (a quarter of an inch)
of wire sticking out from the pearl when
youre done.
11. To add the pearls, just press the hook
ends into the clay rmly until each wire is
completely embedded and the pearl is also
sticking into the clay a little bit. Push them in
at an angle so that the "petals" are more at
and look open.
12. Once you have a full ring of pearls in
place, add a second ring of beads and
crystals. Slip a large crystal onto another ball-
tipped headpin, and add a few seed beads.
Cut off the excess wire and add a hook just
like we did with the pearls. Push those bead
pins into the clay circle. If any pins poke
through the back of the clay circles, you can
add a little ball of clay over the pin to hide it.
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13. I used a Swarovski rivoli in the centre. It
lls the hole and adds a focus to the piece.
And of course it sparkles! A 12-15mm crystal
should t just right. Press it into the centre of
the clay. To make sure the crystal doesnt fall
out, I pressed a few small balls of clay around
the edges of the rivoli. As long as the small
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3. The hole in the magatamas is at an angle, for the
braid to look like mine you need to thread the beads on
in the same direction, if threaded correctly the beads
will lay ush next to each other, you thread all 4 strands
on in the same direction.
4. Start with "N" at the top, take the cord to the right
of the "N", (between 32 and 1) and bring if down to
the right of the bottom cord (between 14 and 15).
Take the bottom cord to the left of "S" (between 16
and 17) and take this up to the left of the top cord
(between 30 and 31).

0.6mm macram thread

4m cream

100 x long magatama

beads ivory

100 x rice crystals

1 x 6x7 end cap


Kumihimo Disk

E6000 glue

Kumihimo weight

Bead mat

All supplies from

Riverside Beads

See page 89
Designed by
Donna McKean
Make this elegant Kumihimo bracelet featuring rice crystals and these
striking Magatamas designed by Riverside Beads.
1. Measure the length you need your nished item to
be, then cut 4 strands of cord each 4 times the length
of your nished design, 4 x 1m strands of cord will
create around a 7 inch braid. Place the 4 strands
together and fold them in half, tie the centre with a
spare piece of cord. Push the centre of the cord
through the middle hole of the disk (It can be useful to
clip a kumihimo weight onto the scrap cord to help to
pull the braid down).
2. Arrange the cords either side of "N, E, S & W"
add around 22-25 rice crystals onto each of the 4
strands either side of "E & W" and the same number
of magatamas onto the other 4 strands either side of
"N & S".
continued over
Make in under
two hours and
for less than 10.
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"Crystals and magtamas
combine to create a
beautiful bridal look."
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9. When you are working out your size remember to
allow about 3/4 inch that the fastening will add when
you attach it. To nish the braid you can add a drop of
glue to the centre, once this is dry you can cut the
spare cord off and add the end cap.
10. To fasten the ends on place E-6000 glue into the
cap, place the end of the cord into the cap and twist to
ensure the glue secures the cord into the end, repeat
on the other end and leave to dry.
5. Now turn the disk anti clockwise so that "E" is at
the top and repeat the previous step, this time the
cords from the top right (between 8 and 9) and will go
to the right of "W" (between 22 and 23) and the cord
from the bottom left will go to the left of "E" (between 6
and 7). Turn the disk a quarter turn anti clockwise again
("S" will now be at the top).
6. Repeat the previous steps by taking the cord to the
right of the top cords and bringing it down to the right
of the bottom cords and then the cord to the left of the
bottom cords up to the left of the top cords and rotating
anti clockwise after these 2 moves, braid about 0.5cm
with no beads on.
7. As you take the next cord over, push one bead down
and rest it on the outside of the cord it is crossing,
place the cord down as you normally would, repeat this
on the cord you are taking up, again popping a bead
down before you lay the cord in the disk, rotate the disk
anti clockwise and repeat. Remember to add a bead as
you take each cord over and ensure none of the other
beads slide into the centre as you are working.
Continue to braid, adding a bead each time until your
bracelet is the desired length.
8. As you take the magatama bead over it is important
when you slide them down to pop the short part of the
bead under the cord, sometimes the bead slips into the
braid, you can use a cocktail stick to pop it out so the
long part faces outwards to create the spiky effect.

When I am creating
new designs I only
thread a few beads
on each cord and
make a small sample
piece of Kumihimo,
you can easily unpick
you work if you dont
like the colours and
then you havent
spent too long
threading all the
beads on!

You can use
magatamas to create
the complete bracelet
for a very tactile
statement piece, you
can also replace the
crystals for a size 5
seed bead for a more

I nd designing new
Kumihimo patterns
very inspiring, you can
create very different
designs on the 8 braid
Kumihimo just by
varying the beads you
use and the way you
lay them out on the
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4. Exit through the last A added. Pick up 1B and pass
through the rst A bead in step 1 (to turn the component
into a CRAW beaded bead.) Pick up 1B and pass through
the A bead at the start of this step. See Diagram 4.
5. Following the RAW thread path, weave through the
bead several times all the way around to strengthen
and secure the bead.
Optional Embellishment
6. Pick up 1C bead each time as you pass through the
whole thread path once more.
7. Knot off in several places before trimming thread.
8. Repeat steps 1 through 6 to create a total of 3
crystal beaded beads (C), 6 pearl beaded beads (P),
and 3 pearl and crystal beaded beads (PC).
9. When you have made all 12 beaded beads lay them
out in the following order: 1P, 1PC, 1P, 1C, 1P, 1PC, 1P,
1C, 1P, 1PC, 1P, 1C.
10. Thread 70cm of bracelet elastic/stretch cord onto
a needle. Pass the cord through all the beaded beads in
the order they are laid out. Pass through all of the
beaded beads twice more. Knot the cord several times,
trim and secure the knot with a small amount of E6000
glue. Leave to dry.

28 x 10x8mm Chinese
crystal rondelles (A)

24 x 8x6mm Chinese
crystal rondelles (B)

24 x 10mm glass
pearls (A)

72 x 6mm glass
pearls (B)

12 x size 11 seed
beads (C, optional)

Fireline 6lb, Crystal

Size 10 beading needle

0.8mm clear elastic

thread (or similar)

Collapsible big eye

needle (or similar)



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See page 89
Designed by
Marie New
bubbly clusters
Create these beautiful bubbly cluster beaded-beads bracelets using
simple cubic right angle weave.
Creating the bracelet
Type 1 Crystal Beaded Beads (make 3)
A beads: 10 x 8mm rondelles
B beads: 8 x 6mm rondells
C beads: size 11 seed beads
Type 2 Pearl Beaded Beads (make 6)
A beads: 10mm pearls
B beads: 6mm pearls
C beads: size 11 seed beads
Type 3 Crystal and Pearl Beaded Beads (make 3)
A beads: 10 x 8mm rondelles
B beads: 6mm pearls
C beads: size 11 seed beads
1. Using 6lb Fireline and a size 10 needle pick up 1A,
1B, 1A, 1B tie in a ring. Pass needle through rst A
bead again. See Diagram 1.
2. Pick up 1B, 1A, 1B pass through the joining A bead
and bead added this step again until you exit from the
A bead added in this step. See Diagram 2.
3. Repeat step 2. You should now have 4 A beads in
the centre in a vertical line, and a line of 3 B beads at
the left and right side of the A beads row. See Diagram 3.
Make in over four
hours and for
around 10.
Diagram 1.
Diagram 2.
Diagram 3.
Diagram 4.
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bubbly clusters
"Try new colour
combinations with
these crystal and
pearl clusters."
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Designed by
Becs Dean

9 x 12mm mother of pearl coins

4g x size 11 seed beads pale pink


10g x size 11 seed beads gilt-lined

opal (B)

3g x size 11 seed beads Galvanised

Muscat (C)

1g x size 11 seed beads Galvanised

Berry (D)

1g x size 15 seed beads gilt-lined

opal (E)

2g x size 15 seed beads Galvanised

Muscat (F)

2g x size 15 seed beads Galvanised

Berry (G)

5g x size 8 seed beads gilt-lined

opal (H)

Bead backing, 5 x 5 inches

Ultrasuede to match you colour

choice 5 x 5 inches

2 x 30cm lengths of ribbon

2 x at crimps

2 x jump rings

1 x lobster clasp gold-plated


KO thread


Beading needle


2 pairs of pliers

All supplies from Stitchncraft

See page 89
A delicate, elegant necklace, t for a bride. Use
bead embroidery to capture shimmering mother of
pearl coins to make a show-stopping necklace.
1. On a piece of stiff felt, draw the layout for
your necklace (on page 53). Take great care
when measuring your distances and angles.
Distances shown are from the centre point.
2. Starting from the centre point, glue down
your rst focal. Using back stitch and A
beads, sew down an even number of beads
around the focal.
To back stitch, bring the needle up through
the stiff felt, pick up 4 beads, bring them
down to the material and sew down through
the felt. Bring the needle up between the
middle two beads, go through the last two
beads, then repeat.
Repeat this around the focal. You may nd
you need to stitch just 2 beads in place to
make the circle complete.
3. With your thread coming out of one of the
beads, pick up 1A, skip one bead in the circle
and go through the next bead in the circle.
continued over
Make in around 5 hours
and for around 20.
Repeat this around the focal, and step-up
through the rst bead added in this step.
4. Add another row of beads around the focal
using the method described in step 3. Pick
up 1A, miss 1A in the circle, and go through
the next A bead in the circle. Step up through
the rst bead added in this step.
5. Repeat step 4 using G beads. This will pull
in the bezel around the focal to keep it in
place. Work your needle down through the
beadwork and down through to the backside
of the felt.
6. Repeat steps 2 through 5 using B beads
and F beads. The beadwork will not cover all
the A beads, but will create a decorative bezel
around it.
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7. Using steps 2 through 5, create a bezel
around a second focal, to one side of the
central focal. Use beads C and E to create the
bezel. Using back stitch, add a row of H
beads around this bezel.
8. Repeat step 7 on the other side of the
central focal. Add a further bezelled focal on
each side using beads A and G.
9. Using steps 2 through 5, create bezels
around the two focals, below the central focal
using beads B and F.
10. Add the remaining two focals, the rst
one using beads A and G, and the second
using beads B and F. Add a row of C beads
around the central focal. Add a row of D
beads around the two bezels made in step 9,
followed by a row of B beads. Add a row of B
beads around the two lowest bezels.
To ll in the space in the middle of the
embroidery, add H beads held in place with G
beads (pick up one H and one G bead, go
back down through the H bead). Finally, add a
row of B beads around the upper bezels.
11. Trim the stiff felt about 1mm from the
edge of the beadwork. Take care not to cut
any of the threads holding the beads in place.
12. Place the beadwork on your ultra-suede
and draw around it, then cut it out. It will be
around 1mm larger than your beadwork.
Repeat this, cutting out the shape on a piece
of thin card, such as a cereal box. Trim the
cardboard so it is slightly smaller than the
beadwork. Glue the cardboard onto the back
of your beadwork, then glue the ultra-suede
to the card. Leave the glue to dry. You can
use pegs to hold it all together while it is
13. Use brick stitch edging to hold the
beadwork to the ultra-suede. Tie a knot in the
end of a piece of thread, go up through the
stiff felt and tuck the tail end of the thread in
between the beadwork and ultra-suede. Pick
up 2B, thread back down through the stiff felt
and ultra-suede. Bring your needle up through
the second B bead (without going through the
stiff felt or ultra-suede).
14. Pick up 1B, then sew down through stiff
felt and ultra-suede. Bring the needle up
through the B bead added (without going
through the stiff felt or ultra-suede). Repeat
this all the way around the beadwork.
15. To nish, go down through the rst B
bead added. Finish off the thread by sewing a
couple of stitches through the stiff felt only.
16. Using a new thread, create a loop of
18B coming out of one of the beads along the
upper edge of the beadwork. Thread through
this loop several times, and fasten off. Repeat
on the other side of the beadwork.
17. I used ribbon to nish the necklace. Cut
2 x 30cm lengths of ribbon and thread each
one through one of the loops, doubling it over.
To prevent the ends of the ribbon from
fraying, carefully singe the ends of the ribbon
with a lighter. Fold the ribbon ends in half and
crimp them in place using a at crimp. Add
jump rings and a clasp.
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Ergonomic design allows for natural
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4. Cut 1m of 0.4mm wire and attach to the band
where you would like the rst stem to begin by
wrapping twice around the band and under the beads.
From here things get a little random.
5. For each stem you must determine the height that
you want them to stand. At that point thread on the
bead or beads of your choice. Its best to start with a
single bead until you are condent about the twisting.
Once you have threaded and positioned your bead,
bring the wire back down to the band and behind the
beads on the band and pinch the wire against itself.

1 x tiara crown silver-


0.6mm (24 gauge) wire


0.4mm (26 gauge) wire


100 x 4mm Swarovski

crystal pearls Lt.

5 x 5mm Swarovski
crystal pearls Lt.

10 x 3mm Swarovski
Xilions Crystal AB

40 x 4mm Swarovski
Xilions Crystal AB

5 x 5mm Swarovski
faceted rounds Crystal
AB (5000) faceted

Flat nose pliers

Wire cutters

All supplies from

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(Nottingham) Ltd
Twist beads onto wire and create stems to adorn this delicate tiara.
Use colours that complement your wedding theme for a cohesive look.
1. Cut a 50cm length of 0.6mm wire and thread 1cm
of the wire through one of the holes in the tiara band so
that the 1cm of wire is pointing away from the band.
Wrap this tail around the very end of the band to the
back. Bring the long piece of wire around the end of the
band to the front. Secure into place by squeezing the
wire against the base using at nose pliers.
2. Thread beads onto the wire in the following
sequence, until the beaded wire runs the length of the
band to the other hole: 2 x 4mm pearls, 1 x 4mm
Xilion, 2 x 4mm pearls, 1 x 4mm Xilion. On reaching the
hole, go around the tip of the band, thread through the
hole from the inside out. Thread around the tip a
second time, trim and tuck the end of the wire at the
back of the band.
3. Cut a 1.5m length of 0.4mm wire. At one end of the
band, secure the 0.4mm wire around the base behind
the beaded wire. Take the 0.4mm wire around the
outside of the band and between the rst two beads.
Continue wrapping around the band and between each
of the beads until you reach the opposite end and nish
by wrapping around the band a few times, trim off the
excess wire and squeeze the end into the band.
Make in under
two hours and
for under 20.
This and more tiara
projects can be found
in the book 'Tiaras,'
7.50. ISBN 978-0-
Designed by
Hana Glover and
Robin Bellingham
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6. Hold the bead between your thumb and
forenger and twist the bead. This will begin
the twist in the wire. Continue to turn the
bead until the twist in the wire reaches the
tiara band. You should nd that this will give
you a neat, even twist in the wire. Secure to
the base by wrapping once around the tiara
7. The number of stems you put on your
tiara depends on the spacing between each
stem. To move to the next position on the
band, wrap the wire between the base and
beads that have been attached to the band.
Keep wrapping until you reach the position for
your next stem. Continue adding stems until
you are satised with your nal result.
8. Follow steps 5 and 6 when making a stem
with more than one bead. The length is set by
where the rst bead is placed on the wire.
Remember to hold the bead(s) when twisting,
this helps to get a neat, even twist on the
stem. Secure the wire around the base by
wrapping twice before continuing to the next
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Designed by
Katie Dean

10g x size 11 seed beads in ower

colour 1

10g x size 11 seed beads in ower

colour 2

10g x size 11 seed beads in green

5 x size 8 seed beads in yellow

3 x 4mm round beads in gold

5 x 8mm round beads in a colour to

tone with your arrangement

Reel of 0.5mm (24 gauge) wire in


2 x 50cm lengths of ribbon (0.6mm


Wire cutters

Beading needle

Beading thread

Bead spinner (optional)

All supplies from GJ Beads

See page 89
Use a combination of very simple French Beaded
owers, along with leaves to make this beautiful
corsage in any colours to match your outt.
Make the owers
Make ve owers using the single loop
technique; make two of these in colour 1 and
three in colour 2 and use the size 8 seed
beads for the centres.
1. Thread at least 125 beads onto your wire
(leave the wire attached to the spool). Place
the nger and thumb of your non-dominant
hand about 12cm from the end of the wire.
Use your other hand to slide 25 beads along
the wire to sit beside your nger and thumb.
Place the nger and thumb of your other
hand at the other end of these 25 beads.
Move both hands together so that the beads
form a loop and carefully use one hand to
hold the wire rmly immediately below the
loop of beads to keep the loop in place. Use
the other hand to twist the loop a couple of
times. See Diagram 1.
2. Repeat step 1 four more times to create a
series of 5 loops. Each new loop of beads
should sit as close to the previous loop as you
can manage. See Diagram 2.
Diagram 2.
continued over

When you are making the four row
crossover owers, it will really help if
you shape the single loop so that it is
just wide enough to accomodate two
rows of beads.
Make in over 2 hours
and for under 10.
3. Cut the wire from the spool, leaving a
distance of about 12cm (5 inches) from the
fth loop to the place where you cut. Pull the
two ends of wire so that they meet and your
loops are forming a circle. Wrap the end of
wire next to the fth loop, over the top of the
twist at the base of the rst loop so that your
circle is secured in place. See Diagram 3.
4. Thread 1 x size 8 seed bead onto the
other piece of wire and wrap this over the top
of the circle and down the other side,
between loops two and three. The size 8
should now sit in the centre of the circle.
Twist both stems of wire together all the way
down to the bottom to complete your ower.
Shape the petals as you wish I squeezed
my loop together to create elongated petals,
then pushed them all up vertically around the
centre bead and pulled the top of each petal
slightly outwards.
Twist wires to
secure loop.
Diagram 1.
Twist wires.
Diagram 3.
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5. Make three owers using the four-row
crossover technique. Make one of these in
colour 2 and two in colour 1. Use the 4mm
round beads for the centres.
6. Thread at least 230 x size 11 beads onto
your wire. Repeat the technique described in
step 1, but use 26 beads to form a single
7. To form the crossover that gives this
technique its name, slide 10 beads along the
wire to sit at the base of the rst loop. Place
these beads up the left hand side of the hole
in the loop and bend the wire over the top of
the single loop (between the centre two
beads). Slide another 10 beads along the wire
and place them down the back of the loop, on
the right hand side of the hole so that these
beads ll in the gap. Again, use one hand to
clamp the wire beneath the loop to hold the
beads in place, and use the other hand to
twist the petal a couple of times to hold these
last two rows rm. See Diagram 4.
8. Use this same technique to add another
four petals. Begin by forming a single loop
with 26 beads as close to your rst petal as
possible, then add the two crossover rows to
form each petal. See Diagram 5.
9. Repeat the techniques described in steps
three and four to make these petals into a
ower. Use the 4mm beads for the centres.
Make the leaves
Use the green beads to make ve leaves: four
small leaves and one large leaf. You will be
using the basic technique for this part.
10. Thread at least 150 beads onto your
wire. Form a loop of wire, about 12cm (5
inches) high, roughly 7.5cm from the end of
the wire. Twist the loop several times so that
it is held rmly in place. The loop will form the
stem for your leaf and should sit directly
beneath the short length of wire. The wire
that is joined to the spool (with the beads on)
should sit at a ninety-degree angle to the
side. See Diagram 6.
11. Thread 3 beads onto the short length of
wire, taking care that they dont fall off as you
carry out the next step. These three beads
will form row 1 of the leaf. See Diagram 7.
12. To form row 2, slide 5 beads along the
working wire so they are sitting at the bottom
of your row 1 beads. Carefully place them up
alongside your row 1 beads and then wrap
the working wire around the short length of
wire immediately above your row 1 beads, so
row 2 is held in place. See Diagram 8.
Diagram 4.
Diagram 5. Twist wires.
Diagram 6.
To spool.
Diagram 7.
Diagram 8.
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ve simple owers, arranging them as you
wish at the top of the corsage and twisting
the stems to hold them in place. Finally, add
the four row crossover owers at the bottom
of the corsage. When you twist the stems,
just twist enough to hold the owers together
do not twist all the way to the bottom as
you want the wires from each ower to
remain separate.
18. Take the two lengths of ribbon and tie
them around the area where you twisted the
wire. Tie a double knot to hold the ribbon
secure. Using needle and thread, stitch the
long ends of ribbon into a series of loops,
arranging them as you nd attractive. Begin
by forming one loop with the ribbon, stitch
this in place, then form the next loop and
secure that and so forth. Finally add the 5 x
8mm beads to the centre of the ribbon to
disguise your stitching. You can stitch another
piece of ribbon to the back of the corsage to
tie it around your wrist, or stitch on a brooch
back so the corsage can be pinned onto an

If you are using a bead spinner, it will
work better with at least 20g of beads in
the pot, so you may want to increase your
quanities of size 11 beads accordingly. I
used silver-lined green beads, Ceylon
white beads, and clear-lined rose.

There should be about 11 beads per
inch, so if you are unsure how many
beads to string (without counting), divide
the total number by 11 and that will give
you the length you need in inches.
13. To create row 3, slide another 5 beads
along the working wire so they will be sitting
at the top of your row 1 beads. Carefully
place them down the other side of row 1 and
wrap the working wire around the bottom of
the row 1 beads to hold row 3 in place. See
Diagram 9.
14. Continue repeating this technique,
adding one row up one side of your leaf and
the next row down the other side. The bead
count for the next rows will be as follows.
Rows 4 and 5: 10 beads.
Rows 6 and 7: 15 beads.
Rows 8 and 9: 20 beads.
Rows 10 and 11: 25 beads.
As you wrap your wire at the end of each row,
wrap at a slight angle at the top of the leaf so
that you encourage the beads up into a point.
Wrap straight across at the bottom so that
this end of the leaf is at. See Diagram 10.
15. You should end up with your working
wire at the bottom of the leaf. To nish off,
cut the working wire from the spool, so that it
is about the same length as the loop of wire.
Cut the loop of wire open at the bottom and
then twist these three pieces of wire together
all the way along. Trim the piece of wire at
the top of the leaf so that it is about 0.5cm
above the top of the beads, then carefully fold
it down the back of the leaf. See Diagram 11.
16. After you have made four small leaves
like this, use the same technique to make a
larger leaf. Begin by stringing 280 beads onto
the wire. When you create the loop, leave a
slightly longer length of wire onto which you
will thread your rst three beads. Repeat all
the steps to form the small leaf, but then add
an extra four rows. Rows 12 and 13 will each
contain 30 beads and rows 14 and 15 will
each contain 35 beads.
Assemble the corsage
17. First arrange the leaves so that they will
form a backdrop for the owers. Twist the
wires together just below the bottom of the
leaves to hold them in place. Next, add the
Diagram 9.
Diagram 10.
Diagram 11.
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Lynda Pearce
free to bead
Self-taught jewellery artist, Lynda Pearce is addicted to everything
about beads. From teaching classes to designing her own pieces, she
loves every minute of it.
elf-taught jewellery artist, Lynda
Pearce runs her own company,
Maple Creative Arts, which
provides services and workshops in
theatrical make-up and special eects as
well as jewellery making and other types
of arts and crafts. Her pieces have won
Bead Awards in 2012 and 2013, and she
won the Jewellery Maker of the Year
award in 2011 with her dragony
design necklace.
Lynda was born in Aberdare and
grew up in the village of Hirwaun in the
South Wales Valleys where she still lives
today. When she was young, she would
jump at the chance to do any kind of
craft, and continues to do so now.
Job of jewellery making
I cant really say I chose the job, rather
it chose me! Lynda exclaims. I have a
long background in theatre and have
worked most angles of performance and
production. Because of her history of
teaching these theatre workshops,
Lynda was asked to teach workshops
in community venues for the college
in 2005.
Tey had other subjects that needed
a tutor, one of which was jewellery, so
although I hadnt done much with it at
that point, I oered to take on the
classes guring Id learn as I went, she
continues. Lynda is now a self-
proclaimed jewellery addict and
continues to teach jewellery courses and
I started teaching because I wished
there had been classes available when I
wanted to learn, she says. Its nice to
get more people excited about and
addicted to jewellery making.
Tat being said, Lynda is completely
self-taught. Its nice, she says, as I
dont really like working to a formula
and I havent been restricted by anyone
elses idea of how a material should
be used.
Freedom to create
Loving the freedom that has come with
being self-taught, Lyndas pieces are
always dierent, never
predictable. I try not to get
stuck in any one technique as I
dont want my designs to
become predictable and I love
combining dierent materials
and techniques to create
interesting results, she adds.
Many of her pieces are created
using wirework, but wire is such a
versatile material that Lynda doesnt feel
restricted by using it in most of her
designs. I havent found a shape yet that
I couldnt make with it, given a bit of
experimentation. Its great as the main
focus of a piece or in a more supporting
role, she tells us.
Lynda designs pieces from necklaces
and earrings to hair bands and wedding
jewellery. Her award-winning dragony
necklace has led to the creation of
various other pieces of jewellery made
with the same design, leading this to
become her signature design. I have
used the design to create earrings, hair
bands, clips, wedding wands and
brooches for several weddings as well as
just for individuals.
As seen in her dragony piece,
Lynda often takes inspiration from
nature, though anything can spark an
idea, from shapes or colours to places
she visits. Tough, quite often, I take
inspiration from the beads and
components I want to work with,
allowing them to tell me what theyd
like to be, she states.
I tend to make a lot of hair
accessories, Lynda tells us of her
work. Ive noticed a gap in the
market for bespoke hair clips, bands,
etc, so I make bridal/wedding style
pieces and interesting everyday wear
pieces including some eye catching
gothic designs.
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Taking a constant enjoyment in
creating jewellery, Lynda loves
everything she makes. I nd it hard to
part with any of it, she shares, but I do
love it when a new piece gets an
appreciative home.
Whether necklaces, brooches,
hairpins, or earrings, Lyndas jewellery
pieces must be created somewhere, and
for Lynda, she does not need a
dedicated room to work on her pieces:
I can work anywhere, she notes.
However, she does have a new beading
corner in her home where she keeps her
own tools and materials for her
jewellery making.
Future endeavours
Up to this point
in time, Lynda
has made only nished pieces of
jewellery, but she is not opposed to
exploring the other areas of jewellery
making, such as working with metal
clays and jewel enamel. I would love to
learn lamp work, but lack the space and
time at the momentsomething for
the future, she notes.
Currently, Lynda is working
on a number of new pieces,
some for competitions, some
items for selling, and some just
for fun challenges. She has also
started compiling ideas for the
possibility of writing a book
sometime in the future.
Being self-employed is
always a challenge and an
accomplishment for Lynda, but
she loves every minute of it. I
would like to see my brand
growing and my pieces being
exposed to a wider audience.
She continues, Ive set myself a
goal of doing at least one thing
to develop my jewellery
business every
day for a year to
see where that
gets me. So Ive
got a lot of
exciting plans
coming up.
Lynda shares a
last note for readers
and jewellery makers
everywhere: Beads
are addictive! If
you're new to them,
you will become
obsessed but you will
love every minute.
Don't keep thinking
that you'll never be as
good as someone else. If
you want to make something, you can,
just take it step by step and enjoy the
process. Te end result will come.
Dragon y
A bead and
wirework hair
Visit Lynda's website
One of Lynda's
beaded hair pieces.
This cuff took
rst place in the 2012 British
Bead Awards.
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My design process was fairly
straightforward after the initial shock. I
took out the packets I really liked and
used those. At the time I was ill and if I
had longer I would deantly have used
the smaller beads, sewing them with
thread or wire. Wire is a great medium
to use with smaller beads on a comb,
tiara or even chain.
I had to overcome my fear of small
beads, so the 3 strand bracelet was my
rst piece; once I got started I really
enjoyed it. I used the white Ceylon seed
beads and the Barouque Pearls. Always
remember when making items like this
2 rules: always use too much thread (you
cant add it in) and work the design at.
I loosely knotted 3 strands, added my
rst bead then washi taped it to the
table to work the dierent strands.
I loved the small drop beads and
decided to use these with Swarovski
Crystals and Freshwater pears threading
them quite randomly for a single strand
necklace. I always put 2 drop beads
together so you can see the drop. For
my nal piece, I made a small hair comb
with Swarovski Crystals and Freshwater
Pearls. Tis size is perfect for little
bridesmaids and is a great keepsake as
well. What little girl doesnt love a
sparkly comb?
I have been making
jewellery about 20 years. I
have to admit though it
took me several years to
become an expert at loops
and during those rst few
years I made and sold several thousand
hat pins instead!
Shocked was probably my rst
reaction to the beads I receivedI don't
use small beads. However, I did love the
grey colour. I have used this crystal
colour several time in my wedding
jewellery as its great for fair hair, or fair
skin, its not as harsh as white but is still
super sparkly.
Sheridan Lane
We gave three Bead readers a goody bag and asked
them to put their unique spin on the selection.
Take a look at what they came up with
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Sheridan overcame her
fear of small beads to
create her lovely wedding-
inspired pieces.
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glass pearls and some chain. I also used
a heart shaped toggle clasp to keep the
back as pretty looking as the front.
For the bracelet I used one of the
multi-strand clasps and a similar layout
of the beads to keep the set looking
similar. Te earrings I made using the
same combinations if beads in a loop
shaped drop. I think these are my
favourite of the three pieces.
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dierent ways until I came to one I
really liked that suited the beads. I was
surprised how much I liked using the
seed beads in the pieces.
Having been told that this challenge
was wedding themed I had to decide
who I was making the pieces for and
what pieces I would be making. So I
decided I wanted to make a necklace,
bracelet and earrings for a bride to wear
on her wedding day. I wanted to
keep the pieces simple but didnt
want them to be invisible so the
colour combination of the beads
I was given really helped with
I wanted a multi-strand
necklace to show o the
variety of the beads I was
given and I added a few

I started making
beaded jewellery when I
was about 8 years old after
getting a set of beads for
Christmas. I have been
learning new techniques
and skills including training as a
When I rst opened the packet of
beads I saw the seed beads and wasnt
sure exactly where I was going to start. I
loved the colour combinations and the
multi-strand catches which really suited
my style.
I spent a few days trying to decide
the style I wanted to go for with the
beads I had been sent. Te rst thing I
knew I wanted to do was multi-strand
pieces using chain and pearls so I spent
some time laying out the beads in
The beaders were sent... a goody bag from
Bead Stampede which included seed beads in variations
of crystal, silver and white, drop beads, re polished
glass beads, silver round spacer beads, and more ...
continued over
Siobhn Keogh
We love the elegance
of the pearls and wire
combined with the
chunkier round spacer.
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look. My sister just got
married and I crocheted her
bridal bracelet. It looked
darling with her wedding
dress and beaded belt. Tis
inspired me to create another
for this Bead Soup. My
second piece is the bead
embroidered bracelet. I
thought this would go well
with a neutral, navy, grey, or
champagne colored
bridesmaids dress. In my
vision each bridesmaid
would have a slightly
dierent bead embroidered
bracelet that all coordinated
through colors. My nal
piece was
the bead embroidered clutch. Along
with beaded jewellery, I also do a lot
of sewing, handbag design and
surface design. Whenever possible, I
like to overlap my mediums, so that is
how I developed my bridal clutch. I
used the fabric design to guide my
oral bead embroidery.
I have been making
jewelry since I was in high
school. My sister and I
started creating beaded
pieces and wanted to sell
them. Tat is how our
company, Moko and Company, was
developed. We have been designing and
making jewelry ever since!
I do a lot of bead embroidery so the
seed beads were perfect for that. Te
colors were wonderful and perfect for
bridal pieces. Tey all worked well
together and were a lot of fun to play
with! I love them!
My design process was inuenced by
my design techniques and the beads
provided. Te beads t naturally into my
crocheting with wire and bead
embroidery techniques. I had never bead
embroidered on fabric before and there
were some surprises here and there.
I designed the crochet bracelet rst
and decided to use silver wire to
compliment the beads. I love to crochet
with wire and incorporate beads into the
mix. It creates an elegant and dierent
Vicky Pritchard
Megan Granger

Bead Stampede. Shop online at
www.beadstampede.co.uk or call
07584 462861. You can also
e-mail them at contact@
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By Annie Watkinson
Living with a
Lets face it, non-beaders just dont get it.
Read on to see the humorous trials and
tribulations of living with our addiction.
wedding is the perfect excuse to
push the boat out, jewellery-wise
and accessory-wise. But for this
wedding, I wanted to concentrate more on
my handbag and shoes. With money being
a little tight, I dug out a lovely silk handbag and
matching pink shoes which I had used a few years ago.
Tey were slightly scued, and the handbag looked a little
tired, so the challenge was on!
Feeling a little nervous, I carefully hand-washed the
bag, then gently ironed it. It didnt look to bad, just a bit
dull, but that could be rectied. Te shoes were a dierent
matter. Tey were a shiny material nish, so I could not
use polish on them, and when I tried to clean them with
soap and water, they looked worse instead of better! Was I really
going to have to spend money after all?
Starting with the bag, I drew around it onto graph paper, and
then I spent a happy evening designing a pretty cross stitch
pattern in pen, which I then transferred into beads. It was so
satisfying sewing them on, watching the bag transform into a
bright designer-looking tote. I was really pleased with it, even
though I cannot lay claim to having any real sewing skills. Te
beads did all the hard work for me! Now for the shoes. Tis was
not going to be so easy, as I couldnt work out how I could sew
through the sti fabric on the front. But a tube of glue, and
another plan on graph paper, and I had managed to hide all the
scus and produced a unique pair of shoes, t for a wedding. I
was so excited, I phoned my daughter to tell her, before realising
that it was 1.30am! She woke in a panic, thinking there must
have been a disaster. I apologised profusely, but I am pleased to
report she understood my excitement once she saw the shoes.
All that was needed was a necklace and bracelet to match my
stylish accessories, and I was all dressed up for the big day. I was
so chued when I received so many positive comments,
especially when they thought I had brought my shoes and bag
from an expensive designer boutique! It has spurred me on to
dig out more tired-looking shoes and bags, and revamp them
with the odd ribbon, buttons and beads. It costs nothing but a
few hours work.
Diagram for Ethereal Bead
Embroidery on page 38
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beads violet luster (D)

30 x 6mm Swarovski
bicones Light Amethyst

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bicones Light Amethyst

30 x 12mm jump rings


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1 x S-hook clasp

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See page 89
Designed by
Nealay Patel
Use open netting techniques and add contract with jump rings to create
a beautiful medallion that resembles ower blossoms in springtime.
1. On a comfortable length of thread, pick up 1A, 1 x
6mm crystal, 1A, 5B, 1A and 2C. Go up through A, the
6 mm crystal and the second A. Pick up 5B, 1A and 2C
and go up through the A bead, the 6 mm crystal and
the second A again.
2. Pass down through the 5B, A and 2B beads and
pick up 1A. Pass up through the 2C, A and the 5B. Pick
up 1B, 1A, and 1A and pass down through 5B and A.
3. Pick up 2C, 1A, 1 x 6mm bicone, 1A and 5B. Pass
down through the A from where the thread exits. Pass
through the 2C again and pass up through the A, 6mm
bicone and A.
4. Repeat steps 2-3 until a total of ve petals are
5. Begin to create a sixth petal. Connect to the rst
petal by picking up 2C and passing up through the A of
the rst petal.
6. Complete the remaining petal and sew the thread
through the beads to meet in the middle of the stitched
piece. Pass through the nearest A and up through a
6mm bicone and set it aside for now.
7. Attach the 12mm jump rings onto the top and
bottom A of each petal.
Make in under
two hours and
for under 15.
crystal flowers
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"Link together beaded
medallions for a
delicate bracelet."
8. On the beading thread, pick up 1C, 1D
and 1C. Pass down through the 6mm bicone.
Pick up 1D, 1 x 4mm bicone and 1D. Pass up
through the next 6mm bicone and repeat the
same picot stitch. Repeat this stitch for the
remaining 6mm biciones.
9. Pass through the nearest D and crystal.
Pick up 1C and pass through the next 4mm
bicone. Do this for each 4mm bicone.
10. Pass through the seed beads and
crystal; thread should exit through one of the
C of the picot above the 6mm crystal. Pick up
4D, 5C, 4D. Pass down through C of the next
picot. Pass up through next C and repeat.
11. After completing step 10 for each picot,
sew through the beads to meet the tail
thread. Secure threads and sew it back into
the stitch work to complete the medallion.
12. Create a total of ve medallions.
Connect them using 8mm jump ring by
attaching the jump ring to two of the open
loops on each medallion. Attach the clasp to
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5. Complete the shape by using a brush and water to
join the 2 strips together at the bottom.
6. Using a needle tool, gradually wind each strip
around it to form a coil. You will nd the coils are quite
loose initially and that they start to unwind. However,
when re-rolled, they will hold their shape better.
7. Position the coils inside the frame created in step 3
until you have a design you like. Cut strips in half or
thirds to create smaller coils as needed. To stop coils
unwinding, use a dab of water on the end.
8. Once your shape is lled with coils, use a brush to
dab water at every point where a strip comes into
contact with another strip to x them. Do not brush the
water; instead just let it absorb in its own time, adding
more if needed. Carefully remove the cutter and leave
to dry completely.

2 x 5g PMC+ Sheet

Teon work sheet

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The theme of a rst-year anniversary is paper. Use
metal clay to emulate paper, and give your gift a
classy and upscale twist to this unusual anniversary.
1. Cut a rectangular pack of PMC into 5mm strips
using scissors or a craft blade. The featured design
uses 10 strips in total and you will be able to make 6
strips from 1 pack.
2. To add strength to your nished piece each strip
needs to be doubled up to make it thicker. Fold each
strip in half lengthways to create a crease down the
3. Working 5cm a section of a strip at a time, use a
brush to run water along the crease created in step 2
and then hold the 2 edges of the strip together for a
few seconds to allow the sheet to bond. Leave to dry
4. Create a frame for your pendant by lining one side of
the shape cutter. To join a second strip, use a paint
brush to dab water at the join. Be careful not to use too
much water!
Make in about 5
hours and for
less than 40.
Designed by
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"The best of
papercraft and
metal clay!"
9. If your design is smaller than a 50p piece, it can be
torch red. Place on a reproof brick and torch re for
7 minutes from the time it starts to glow pale orange.
Alternatively, place the completed design on a kiln shelf,
ensuring it is completely at. Fire at 899C for 10
minutes. Remove once red and quench.
10. To polish, rst use a stainless steel brush and then
burnish. For best results, use a barrel tumbler with
mixed stainless steel shot and tumbler soap for 2-4
hours. Alternatively polish by hand using a hand
burnisher, being careful to use the side of the blade to
prevent marking the silver.

When working
with PMC Sheet you
need to be very
careful not to use too
much water. You
want enough to
create a bond without
the PMC Sheet
starting to dissolve.

Ensure you work

so that when viewing
the top you can see
the top of the fold
down the centre of
each strip, not the
edges that have been
stuck together.
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5. Continue wrapping only the wire around the
component for about 3/4 inch. Place the unwrapped
portion of the component directly on top of the
unwrapped portion of the larger component, arranging
the components so that the beads on the smaller
component are directly above the beads on the larger
component. See Diagram 3.
6. Wrap the wire around both components, attaching
them together. When you reach the point where the
components are no longer overlapping and the small
component is curving away from the larger, continue
wrapping only the smaller component until you reach
the portion already covered with wire. Trim the wire.
7. Open 1 x 8mm jump ring and attach it to the
components where they overlap. Close the jump ring.
Open 1 x 5mm jump ring, and use it to attach the 8mm
ring to the loop on one ear wire. Close the jump ring.
Repeat for the second earring.

8 x 4mm crystal
bicones Jet Nut 2X

8 x 6mm crystal
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2 x 10mm crystal rivoli

Jet Hematite Unfoiled

2 x 12mm crystal rivoli

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1 pair x 10.5mm ear

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2 x 5mm 20 gauge
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2 x 8mm 20 gauge
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components, gold-

2 x 37mm at circle
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10 feet x 26 gauge
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Designed by
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Fusion Beads
Use simple wire-wrapping techniques combined with dazzling crystals
to create a pair of statement earrings to stand out on your big day.
1. Anchor a 2.5 foot length of wire onto one 37mm
circle component with two wraps. Continue wrapping
the wire tightly around the component for about half an
2. One by one, wrap these times onto the surface of
the component, wrapping the wire once around the
component after stringing each item: 1 x 4mm bicone,
1 x 6mm bicone, 1 x 12mm rivoli, 1 x 6mm bicone, 1 x
4mm bicone. See Diagram 1.
3. Continue wrapping only the wire around the
component for about half an inch. Trim the wire.
4. In the same manner as in Step 1, anchor a 2.5-foot
length of wire onto one 26mm component, and wrap
the wire for about one-half inch. Wrap these items, one
at a time, onto the surface of the component: 1 x 4mm
bicone, 1 x 6mm bicone, 1 x 10mm rivoli, 1 x 6mm
bicone, 1 x 4mm bicone. See Diagram 2.
Make in under
two hours and
for less than 25.
Diagram 1.
Diagram 2.
Diagram 3.
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"Complement your
bridal look with wire
and crystal earrings."
Diagram 3.
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Kerstin Kallin
the crown bride
Swedish artist Kerstin Kallin's custom bridal jewellery is crafted
with skill and precision, embodying the vision of each bride-to-be.
Lauren Nielsen explores the intricacies of this unique designer.
wedish artist Kerstin Kallin
specializes in custom bridal
jewellery, working with each bride-
to-be in order to make a piece that is
perfect for her special day. Kerstin
worked as a music and Swedish teacher
for eleven years before branching out in
August 2013 to devote her time to her
jewellery making business, Kronbruden
(Te Crownbride). Her love of teaching
remains, though, and her beading classes
continue to be an important part of
her life.
Growing up in a small village in the
countryside of northern Sweden, Kerstin
developed her sense of creativity through
drawing and making all sorts of crafts.
Now, Kerstin lives with her husband and
two small children in Stockholm where
she runs her business, teaches beading
classes, attends workshops, and spends
ample time with her family.
Working out of her home, Kerstins
art spreads all across her apartment.
I solder and do metal clay in the
kitchen, bead and do wirework on the
living room sofa, photograph pieces in
the living room, and edit and make
tutorials in the small o ce, she tells us.
Im simply a creative mess. Fortunately,
I have a very understanding husband
and my children are easily bribed with a
bead or two! she exclaims.
Crowns, tiaras, diadems and more
Creating bridal jewellery, Kerstin
primarily uses wirework for her pieces,
especially in her signature bridal crowns.
When she rst began making her
crowns, Kerstin used metal wire to craft
her pieces. Because of this, working with
wire is where Kerstin feels most at
home in her jewellery making. I have
two favourite materials: the soft
aluminium wire is wonderful to shape
into soft curves, and silver has such a
pretty shine, is available in all kinds of
shapes, and is able to be soldered,
says Kerstin.
However, since rst
starting up, Kerstin has
ventured into working with
dierent materials and trying
other techniques for her pieces. I
am more and more intrigued by
bead embroidery, silver-smithing,
and incorporating beading into my
metalwork. She continues, I love to
explore dierent techniques to help me
realize the vision I had in mind for the
particular piece in my head.
As most of her pieces are designed
for brides, Kerstin constantly
collaborates with brides-to-be to gain
insight into what they envision for their
special day. It is challenging and so
much fun to try to make the perfect
piece of jewellery for a certain person,
Kerstin adds.
Working with the brides-to-be on
their pieces leads to Kerstins favourite
part of her job: I am most proud when
I have created a piece of jewellery for a
particular person and the bride sends me
a beautiful picture from the wedding
day and a happy review.
All of Kerstins jewellery are nished
pieces. She often uses Swarovski beads,
seed beads, and fresh water pearls in her
work and for her non-bridal pieces she
usually combines beads with sterling
silver or gold and leather. Her pieces of
hair jewellery are made with aluminium
wire, artistic wire, copper, brass, bronze
and sterling silver. When she is not
creating jewellery, Kerstin also creates
patterns for jewellery pieces.
Plethora of inspiration
As can be seen in nearly all of her
pieces, nature is the top inspiration for
Kerstins jewellery. My crowns, tiaras,
and circlets are named after plants, and
their shapes are often "Eternell" was selected as a nalist in Fire
Mountain Gems and Beads' 2013 Contest.
continued over
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"Valborg" was made
to look like the re on
Walspurgis night. It was
awarded rst prize at
Facett STHLM 2012.
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organic with soft curves, she explains.
For example, the bridal crown Slg
means Willow, the crown named
Dvrgbjrk means Dwarf Birch, and
Skogslnn means Maple Wood.
Further inspirations include historic
pictures of royalty and myths. Tese are
particularly important for inspiration
because the crowns and other hair pieces
t well with the medieval and
renaissance times as well as in mythical
and fantastical stories.
Contests with themes or limitations
also allow for Kerstin to expand her
ways of creative thinking in new and
dierent ways. I love the challenges at
the big Swedish beading fairs! she
exclaims. I sometimes participate in
international beading contests as well,
like Battle of the Beadsmith or Fire
Mountain Gems contests. A deadline
can be good to get me going, she
Right now, Kerstin is excitedly
working on her rst piece designed for a
man. She is creating a low and wide
crown in brass with oak leaves for a man
who works with medieval tournaments
during the summertime.
Learning and teaching
While Kerstin is constantly creating
new and unique pieces, she has never
received formal training in wireworkit
is all self-taught. She has learned a
plethora of beading techniques from
workshops at big bead gatherings in
Sweden such as Facett STHLM, PUSS,
Bead Lovers Meet, and Prla GBG.
Furthermore, Kerstin has taken a
few short classes in lamp work and
silver clay, along with extensive classes
on silver-smithing. I love taking classes
and I certainly hope to continue to learn
more in the future, she adds. Some
techniques she hopes to learn in the
future are enamelling
and master silver-
Te love she
holds for learning
accompanies Kerstins
love for teaching. Being
a teacher for the past
eleven years, it seems
natural that Kerstin would want to share
her love of beading and jewellery with
others. She does so through classes she
organizes herself as well as some oered
at Medborgarskolan, a school that oers
classes in all sorts of crafts, music, and
My classes so far are in dierent
beading techniques and beaded designs.
I havent had many classes on how to
make crowns and tiaras. Maybe I will
rethink it in the future, but for now, the
beading classes are enough, Kerstin
Kerstins biggest challenge was
leaving the security of her full time
teaching job and venturing out to run
her business full-time. While she is still
guring out how to balance her roles as
mother, artist, and businesswoman,
Kerstin continues to focus on her
beading work: My main focus is to
keep the joy of beading and designing.
A happy heart and curiosity are my keys
to being a successful artist.
Visit Kerstin's website
"North Star" is made with bead
embroidery mounted on a metal base.
"Kamelia" won the "Weddings we Remember"
contest on PUSS 2013 in Stockholm.
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4. Using a steel block and a small hammer gently tap
the heart shape all over to work harden it.
5. Cut a short piece of 0.315mm wire (approx. 10cm)
and use it to bind the two ends of the heart together.
Trim off the excess wire and push the ends at using
chain nose pliers.
6. Cut 1m of 0.315mm wire and beginning at the point
of the heart, wrap the wire 5 times around the heart,
thread beads around the outside, wrapping 3 coils
between each bead. When you reach halfway round the
curve at the top, coil the wire to the centre of the heart.
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baby ballet slipper

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Round nose pliers

Chain nose pliers

Flat nose pliers

Flush cutters

Plastic circular wire


Nylon-coated at nose


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Fire polish beads from

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Designed by
Dawn Gatehouse
enduring love
Make this stunning bridal necklace in this lovely wirework
project from British Bead Award winner Dawn Gatehouse.
1. Measure approx. 20cm of 0.9mm wire and fold in
the centre. Use nylon at nosed pliers to squeeze to a
2. Using a wire mandrel, shape the top of the heart
around the 2cm size. Then shape the wire, squeezing
gently each side to make a rustic heart shape.
3. Trim 2cm from each of the ends and use round nose
pliers to curl the ends into small spirals, making one
slightly longer than the other.
Make in around
two hours
and for under 20.
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7. Continue coiling the wire around the top of the heart
until you reach the side and continue to add beads to
the outside of the heart as before.
8. Keep adding beads on the inside and the centre of
the heart, stopping at the top coiled section until the
heart is nicely full. Lay the heart to one side.
9. To make the clasp, cut 5cm of 0.9mm wire. With
round nose pliers make a small curled loop at one end
and bend the wire in the opposite direction around the
base of the round nose pliers as shown.
10. Thread on 1 x 4mm crystal and, using the round
nose pliers, curl the end in the same direction as the
rst, as shown.
11. Wrap the wire around the base of the round nose
pliers to complete the clasp as shown. Using 0.315mm
wire, wrap the bead in the centre of the clasp by
coiling the wire 4 times around one side of the bead
going across the bead and 4 times the other side.
Repeat steps 9-11 so that you have 2 hooks.
12. Using 0.71mm wire and 16 x 4mm crystal AB
beads make a length of wrapped link chain attach the
rst link to one of the clasp hooks before closing.
13. On the 16th bead, attach the length of beaded
chain to the heart pendant before closing the wrapped
link. Repeat steps 12 and 13 to create 2 equal lengths
of beaded chain attached to the heart.
Attach the heart to some champagne coloured chain
for a simpler design and a quicker make.
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accessories! This
design can be made
in different colours for
bridesmaids and the
heart could be lled
with beads and
attached to a bridal
comb or tiara band
using 0.315mm wire.

The champagne
wire in this project is a
lovely subtle colour,
but this piece would
look just as stunning
in silver with pearls
and white beads.
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Copper with bright
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Designed by
Lynda Pearce

141 x 6mm glass pearls, white

152 x 4mm Swarovski bicones clear


16 x 5mm Swarovski bicones clear


4 x 6mm Swarovski bicones clear


15g x size 11 Miyuki seed beads

clear silver-lined

1 x lobster claw silver-plated

1 x 5mm split ring silver-plated

1 x extender chain silver-plated


Monolament or Illusion cord, 0.25

Side cutter

Bicones from Nosek's Just Gems

All other supplies from Crystals and

Ice Bead Shop

Kits available from Lynda's website,


See page 89
bridal necklace
Crystals add the perfect amount of stuble sparkle to this
elegant pearl bridal necklace. Create a dimensional piece by
adding layers and detail.
1. Cut a 1.5m length of monolament and
thread the split ring on so it sits in the middle
of the thread. Tie a knot to keep it in the
centre. Thread 2 x seed beads (SB) onto each
side of the thread.
2. Pick up 2SB on one end of the thread
then pass through the same two beads with
the other end of the thread but in the
opposite direction so the threads cross each
3. Add 3SB to each side, then pick up a
pearl and cross the thread ends through it in
opposite directions as you did with the seed
beads in step 2.
4. Thread 1SB, 1 x pearl (P) and 1SB onto
each side then cross through a new pearl in
the same way as before. Repeat this process
until you have used 64 pearls.

When working with monoliment
paint the ends of the thread with
coloured nail varnish to make it easier
to see. Painting each end a different
colour also helps when following the

Creating the 'v' at the front of this
necklace helps it to sit beautifully all
day, perfect for when you need to stay
looking your best.
Make in around ve hours
and for under 25.
5. To form the peak at the front of the
necklace, add 1SB, 1P, 1SB, 1P and 1SB to
one side of the thread. Add 1SB to the other
side then cross both ends through another
pearl as usual.
6. Take the thread end coloured purple in the
diagram and feed it down through the SB and
P nearest to it. Add 1SB, 1P and 1SB to this
7. Feed the same thread end through the
next P, SB, P, SB and P until your thread ends
up through the opposite end of the same
pearl the other thread end is exiting.
8. Add 1SB, P and 1SB to each side as
before then cross through another pearl.
Continue this pattern until you have used up
all the remaining pearls.
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beaded necklace."
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9. Add 3SB to each side, thread on 2SB and
cross the threads through them. Add 2SB to
each side and cross the thread ends through
the hole in the lobster claw clasp.
10. Feed the thread ends back down
through the seed beads on each side, then
thread one of the ends across so that both
ends of thread are next to each other. Tie 3-4
knots, push the ends through a few more
beads to hide them and cut any surpluses
with a side cutter.
11. Cut another length of monolament 2m
long. Thread it through the pearl nearest the
clasp so that one end is poking out of each
side. Add 1 x 4mm bicone to each end.
12. Cross the thread ends through a seed
bead then add 1 x 4mm bicone to each side.
Cross the ends through the next pearl in the
centre row to create a ower (see the left
diagram). Pull tight to bring the bicones on
top (see the right diagram).
13. Repeat step 12 until you have made 19
owers, then repeat the process with 5mm
bicones to make an additional two owers.
14. Once you get to the point of the
necklace, make sure your threads are both
exiting the same pearl.
15. Add 1 x 6mm bicone to each end, cross
through a seed bead, add 1 x 6mm bicone to
each side then cross through the pearl
outlined in black in the diagram.
16. Create two more owers using 5mm
bicones in the same way as before, then
return to the pattern of making owers using
4mm bicones until you have reached the
other end of the necklace. Tie the ends off,
hide them inside some beads and trim the
excess as before.
17. Cut one nal length of monolament 2m
long. Beginning at one end of the necklace,
feed the thread through the rst pearl then
push the ends through the adjacent seed
bead on each side.
18. Add 7SB to each thread then feed the
threads through the seed bead either side of
the next pearl in the middle row. Cross
through that pearl then feed the ends through
the next seed bead on either side.
19. Repeat step 18 until a seed bead frill
has been formed around every pearl in the
side rows. When you get to the peak of the
necklace, follow the last diagram to work the
frills around the v shape then continue up the
other side as normal.
20. Bring the ends out next to one another,
tie some knots, hide the ends and trim as
before. Open a link on the extender chain and
attach to the split ring to nish.
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4. Take approx. 0.5m of beading wire and secure a
wire guardian to one end. Thread 5 x ower beads and
1 x 4mm bicone and repeat until you're almost at the
middle of the wire. Then add 30 x spacer beads and
thread 5 x owers and 1 x 4mm bicone, repeating until
you reach the end of the wire. Then secure another
wire guardian to the end of the wire. Repeat this step
again ensuring that one length is longer than the other
by approximately 1 to 1.5 inches.
5. To nish up, connect the beaded strands to the clasp
using 5mm jump rings.
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1 x 17mm box clasp

with sieve top gold-

4 x 2mm round crimp

beads gold-plated

4 x 4mm wire guardians


60 x 5mm Heishi
faceted small spacer
beads gold-plated

44 x 4mm Swarovski
Bicones Rose Peach

153 x 4x6mm Czech

Glass owers
Champagne Opal

3 x size 11/0 Miyuki

seed beads Peach

18 x size 11/0 Miyuki

seed beads Pearl

1m x 0.15in Beadalon 7
Strand Beading Wire

1m x 0.3mm Nylon Clear

Chain nose pliers

All supplies from The

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See page 89
Designed by
Francesca Perry
If youre looking for something other than traditional white and cream
pearls for your wedding jewellery, then why not try rose, peach, and
dusky opals to create more of a vintage feel on your special day.
1. To start, take a metre of nylon and make a few
knots at one end leaving a tail approximately 2 inches
long. Thread the nylon up through the back of the sieve
and add 1 x 4mm bicone followed by 1 x size 11 seed
bead and pull the nylon tight.
2.Take the end of the nylon and thread it back through
the 4mm bicone and the same hole in the sieve and
pull tight. The beads should sit ridged on the sieve.
Repeat this with the other holes until the sieve is full of
beads. You can use the Czech Glass bell owers in the
centre holes if you wish instead of the 4mm bicones.
Make in under
an hour and for
less than 20.
vintage wedding
3. Secure by tying the remaining length of nylon to the
2 inch tail and trim off the excess. To attach the sieve to
the base of the clasp, simply place it on top and using
chain nose pliers, fold the claws over to secure it.
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7m x 0.4mm soft wire


75cm x 1.2mm half-

hard wire silver plated

21 x 13x6mm dagger
beads frosted crystal AB

27 x 4mm round glass

pearl beads white

3g x size 10/0 seed

beads ceylon white

18 x 6x4mm oval beads

crystal AB

26 x 3.5mm diamante

9 x 3mm diamante

A small amount of
clear-drying PVA glue

5cm x white oristry


Round nose pliers

Wire cutters

All supplies from

Spellbound Bead Co.

See page 89
Designed by
Julie Ashford
trinity tiara
Three exotic owers encrusted with diamante stones nestle
at the centre of a spray of glittering vines in this delicate tiara.
The owers
1. Cut 1m of 0.4mm wire and thread on 7 x dagger
beads. Hold the beads 10cm from one end of the wire.
Pass the long end of the wire through the end bead to
make a tight ring of beads (Diagram 1).
2. Wrap the long wire end tightly around the base of the
adjacent dagger and up between the next two daggers
(Diagram 2). Repeat around the ring to hold the dagger
beads into a at disc shape.
3. Make a 14mm long loop with the wire between the
rst two beads passing the end of the wire through the
centre of the ring (Diagram 3). Pinch the bottom of the
loop rmly against the centre of the ower ring and twist
the loop to form a stamen with a 3mm plain loop at the
end. Repeat (Diagram 4). Work around the disc until you
have 7 completed stamens.
Make in three
hours and for
around 10.
4. Use the same wire end to attach 3 x 4mm pearl
beads to the centre of the ower binding across the top
of the ring and between the dagger bead petals. Fill in
the gaps between the pearl beads with several stitches of
4-6 seed beads to complete a compact cluster at the
centre of the seven petals (Diagram 5). Bring both wire
ends to the back of the ower and set aside. Make 2
more owers to match.
The vines
5. Cut 1m of 0.4mm wire. Make a 15mm long loop at
the centre of the wire. Pinch the base of this loop
together and twist as before to make a stamen 12mm
long with a 3mm plain loop at the end. Thread 3 x seed
beads onto the longest end. Make a 15mm loop from
this side of the wire adjacent to the rst stamen. Pinch
the base of the loop together rmly and twist to make a
stamen with the seed beads at the end (Diagram 6).
continued over
Diagram 1.
Diagram 2.
Diagram 3.
Diagram 4.
Diagram 5.
Diagram 6.
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"We love the
sparkling asymmetry of
this crystal tiara."
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The headband
10. Use round-nosed pliers to make 3 bends at the
centre of the 1.2mm headband wire so they lie at
against the head when the band is worn (Diagram 11).
Make sure the two long arms of the band nish opposite
one another as shown.
Assembling the tiara
11. The wire tails of the vines and the owers are
wound directly onto the frame wire along the bends just
made (Diagram 12 shows the location of each element).
Start with the rst vine at the rst bend. Wrap the two
wire tails neatly along the frame to the second bend. Add
in the rst ower and wind with all four wire tails together
three times. Trim off the two shortest tails as close as
possible to the band and continue winding along with the
two longest tails. Add in the remaining vines and owers
in the same manner trimming back the two shortest ends
as you go.
12. Trim and tuck the last two wire ends in neatly
behind the last ower. Arrange the vines into owing
curves making sure the plain loops all face forward. Use
a dab of PVA glue to stick the larger chatons into the
plain loops of the owers and selected loops on the
vines. Glue the smaller chatons into the crevices between
the pearls and seed beads of the ower centres for a
nal sparkle. Leave to dry.
13. Decide where on the head you want the decoration
to sit and trim the excess length from the band
accordingly. Bend the last 1cm of band over into a at
hook and bind with the orist tape to neaten so that it will
not catch the hair.
6. Hold the two sides of the wire together and twist for
10mm below the stamen junction to make a plain trunk
section. Use the longest wire end to make a 15mm
stamen at the base of the trunk with a pearl bead at the
end (Diagram 7). Bring the two sides of the wire together
and twist to make 10mm of plain trunk.
7. Diagram 8 shows the remainder of the stamen
sequence. Choose the longest wire end and make a plain
loop stamen as shown for the next side branch and
10mm of trunk.
8. For the next stamen make a cluster of 3 crystal ovals,
each on a short individual twist, 10mm from the base of
the trunk. Add 1 x pearl bead to the base of the cluster
and complete the stamen with a twisted stem (Diagram
9). Following Diagram 8, complete the vine as shown
nishing with 10mm of plain trunk.
9. Make vines 2, 3 and 4 following Diagram 10. Make
each vine from a new 1m length of 0.4mm wire and
complete with 10mm of plain trunk.

For a professional
touch, make sure you
have the AB side of
the dagger beads
facing to the front of
the ower in stage

Fix the design to a
plain comb to wear
the arrangement at
the back of the head.

The ower motifs t
easily onto the end of
any hairgrip or hairpin
used to secure the
hair or to make simple
hair decorations for
the bridesmaids.

Make an extra-long
matching vine into a
simple circlet for a
young bridesmaid to
wear in her hair.
Diagram 7.
Diagram 8.
Diagram 9.
Diagram 10.
Diagram 11.
Diagram 12.
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get the vintage look and add some shabby chic style to your creations.
Heart pin
Silver saftey pin brooch with a
diamante heart motif. 1.15 each.
Floral hearts
Gold cast metal heart, domed slightly
measuring 19.5mm, 20p each.
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Designed by
Jennifer Airs
Silver, crystal and white set:

5g x size 11 Miyuki Delicas DB1831
(A beads)

14g x size 11 Miyuki seed beads

11-528 (B beads)

51 x 4mm bicone Czech crystals

Crystal AB (C beads)

35 x 2-hole pyramid beads Crystal

AB Matted (D beads)

7g x Rizo beads Shimmer (E beads)

1 x magnetic 2-hole clasp

1 pair earwires
Copper and topaz set:

5g x size 11 Miyuki Delicas DB1836
(A beads)

14g x size 11 Miyuki seed beads
Magic Copper (B beads)

51 x 4mm bicone Czech crystals
Light Colour Topaz AB (C beads)

35 x 2-hole pyramid beads Jet
Copper (D beads)

7g x Rizo beads Magic Copper
(E beads)

1 x slide clasp copper

1 pair earwires

10lb WildFire thread

4lb FireLine thread

Thread bobbin (optional)

Size 10 and 12 needles


All supplies from CJ Beaders

See page 89
Stunning pyramid beads are teamed and embellished
with crystal bicones, Rizo and seed beads to create a
sublime jewellery set for a bride or her mother.
Note on size
Each pyramid unit and attachment measures
17mm when at, 15mm when worn.
The 3 clasps and their attachments used in
this project have different lengths: beaded is
38mm; magnetic is 28mm; sliding is 32mm.
Necklaces are worn princess length, a little
lower than choker style.
For a 38cm/15 inch necklace with a beaded
clasp you will need 21 pyramid units.
For 41cm/16 inch, make 22 pyramid units.
For 43cm/17 inch make 23 pyramid units.
Bracelets are worn close to the wrist.
For a 15cm/6 inch bracelet with either of the
metal clasps you will need 9 pyramid units.
For 18cm/7 1/4 inch make11 pyramid units.
For 20cm/8 inch make 12 pyramid units.
Beaded clasp ring for the necklace
1. Cut 2m of Wildre, thread up and leave a
tail of 0.7m on a bobbin.
Rows 1 and 2: Pick up 42A, join into a ring by
stitching through the rst bead again.
Rows 3 to 7: Peyote in A, adjusting tension
and stepping up at the end of each row.
2. Row 8: Increase by stitching 2A into the
next peyote gap, then peyote 3B a total of 4
times (Diagram 1). Then increase by stitching
2A into the next peyote gap, and peyote 4B.
Adjust tension and step up.
continued over
Make in around 10 hours
and for under 25.
3. Row 9: Increase by stitching 2A between
the increase beads in Row 8, then peyote 4B,
repeat for a total of 4 times. Increase by
stitching 2A between the increase beads in
Row 8, peyote 5B. Tighten tension, step up.
Row 10: Peyote 1A, 5B 4 times. Peyote 1A,
6B. Tighten tension and step up.
4. Row 11: Peyote in B, leaving a gap in the
centre of the long side by stitching around
through Rows 10 and 9. Fasten and neaten
thread. Thread up the tail. Work Rows 8 to 10
on the other side of Row 1 to mirror the
shaping already worked. Leave aside for the
Make the bar
5. Cut 1.5m of Wildre, thread up and leave
a tail of about 0.5m on a bobbin.
Rows 1 and 2: Pick up 5B, 16A, 5B.
Rows 3 to 10: Pick up 2B for the rst peyote
stitch to make a standing edge stitch (see
Diagram 2). Peyote 2B, 8A, 2B. Tighten
Add one standing edge bead to each end so
you have 5 on each bar end.
Diagram 1.
Diagram 2.
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Both FireLine and WildFire are crystal
resistant and strong. The ner and better
draping Fireline is used to make the
necklace hang well while the rmer
WildFire makes the fringes stiffer.
6. Row 11: Zip Row 10 to Row 1. Tighten
tension. Peyote 5B into standing end
beads which will push them out a little.
Step up, then fasten and neaten thread
(see Diagram 3).
7. Thread up the tail and use it to rm and
neaten the ends of the bar. Stitch through the
hole through the tube and come out of the
opposite end, pick up 1C, 1B, stitch back
through the C then the tube again. Tighten
tension, pick up 1C, 1B and stitch back
through the C then the tube for the last time
to come out through the side about 2/3 of the
way along the bar. Tighten tension; fasten and
neaten thread, changing to a smaller needle if
needed. Leave aside for the moment.
8. Take 2.5m of WildFire and tie one end
rmly around the tube inside the ring clasp,
leaving a tail of about 10cm. Pick up 1A, 1C,
3B, 1A. Then pick up 1D, 1A, 1C, 1A and
repeat 24 times (43cm) (see Diagram 4). Pick
up ID 5B 1A 1C. Carefully stitch through a
centre bead on the bar, through a few beads
in the bar and back out of the same point;
adjust tension so that the strung beads sit
fairly snugly together and will lie just outside
the ring clasp when it's zipped up.
9. Stitch back through all strung beads being
careful to go through all the beads; wrap the
thread around the ring centre again, adjust
tension as before and tie to the short tail.
Stitch back through all strung beads to the
bar, through the bar beads (changing to a
smaller needle if needed) and back into the
strung beads: fasten and neaten thread.
10. Zip together the two halves of the ring
clasp so that the strung beads lie just outside
the gap left in row 11. Thread up 2m of
Wildre and leave a tail of about the same
length on a bobbin.
11. There is a "big fringe stitch" attached to
each pyramid bead and a "small fringe stitch"
between pyramid beads. To make the rst
"big fringe stitch", stitch through a central D
and pick up 6B, 1A, 2B, 1A, 1E, 1A, 2B.
Stitch through the rst 1A added; pick up 6B
and back through the D (see Diagram 5).
12. To make a "small fringe stitch", pick up
1A, 3B, 1A, 2B, 1A, 1E, 1A, 2B. Stitch
through the rst 1A added; pick up 3B, 1A
and stitch through the next D (see Diagram
6). Alternate big and little fringe stitches to
the end of the last D on your necklace.
Diagram 3.
Diagram 4.
Diagram 5.
Diagram 6.
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Thread up 1m of Wildre and leave a tail of
about 6 inches. Follow Diagram 11. We'll
stitch the red thread path rst, then the blue
and nally the green.
17. Red thread path. Pick up 1A, 1B, 1A,
1C, 1A, 1D, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1C, 1A, 2B, 1A, 1E,
1A, 2B. Stitch back through the 1A, 1C, 1A,
pick up 1B, 1A. Stitch back through the 1D,
pick up 1A, 1C, 1A, 1B, stitch back through
the very rst 1A added, pick up 2B.
18. Blue thread path. Pick up 1A, the
earring, 2B, then stitch through the 1A, 1B,
1A, 1C, 1A, 1D on the red path. Pick up 3B,
1A, 2B, 1A, 1E, 1A, 2B, stitch back through
the 3B, 1A 1D, 1A, 1C, 1A, 1B, 1A, 2B, the
earring, 1A.
19. Green thread path. Stitch through 2B,
1A, 1B, 1A, 1C, 1A, 1D on the red path, pick
up 3B, 1A, 2B, 1A, 1E, 1A, 2B. Stitch back
through the 3B, 1A, 1D, 1A, 1C, 1A, 1B, 1A
on the red path, 2B, the earring, 1A, 2B, 1A,
then fasten and neaten thread and tail.
13. The necklace embellishment nishes
with an "end stitch". To make one, pick up
1A, 3B, 1A, 2B, 1A, 1E, 1A, 2B. Stitch back
through the 1A, 3B, 1A and back through the
D (see Diagram 7). Fasten and neaten thread
in the nearest big fringe stitch. Thread up the
tail from your bobbin and work steps 1012
on the other half of your necklace to mirror
the side you've already made, including an
end stitch. Tweak your fringe (if necessary) to
get it to lie neatly.
14. Take 1m of WildFire, thread up and keep
a tail of about 20cm. As in step 9, pick up
1D, 1A, 1C, 1A 8 times for an 18cm bracelet,
then pick up 1D. If using the magnetic clasp,
stitch into the clasp, pick up 4A, stitch out of
the clasp and through the next D as in
Diagram 8. Pick up 1A, 1C, 1A, and stitch
through the next D 8 times. Attach the other
part of the clasp as before then carefully
double stitch around the bracelet to
strengthen it. Adjust tension, fasten and
neaten the thread.
15. If using the sliding clasp be careful to
keep the clasp correctly orientated then pick
up 1A, 1C, 1A, 2B, 1A, one ring of the clasp,
2B, the stitch back through 1A, 1C, 1A,
manipulate and tighten tension so that the
newly added A lies inside the ring of the clasp
(see Diagram 9). Stitch back through the rest
of the bracelet, attach the other side of the
clasp as before then carefully double stitch
around the bracelet to strengthen it. Adjust
tension, fasten and neaten the thread. Then
attach the other ring of the sliding clasp in
the same way.
16. Thread up 1m of Wildre and leave a tail
of about the same length on a bobbin; Make
a "big fringe stitch" as shown in step 12.
Make a "small bracelet stitch": stitch through
the rst B of the "big fringe stitch", pick up
3B, 1A, 2B, 1A, 1E, 1A, 2B. Stitch through the
rst 1A added, then pick up 3B and stitch
through the next D (Diagram 10). Alternate
big fringe and small bracelet stitches to the
end of the last D on your bracelet, double
stitch, fasten and neaten your thread. Repeat
on the other side of the bracelet.
Diagram 7.
Diagram 8.
Diagram 9.
Diagram 10.
Diagram 11.
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beading anomaly
an online
Bead and Jewellery Magazine learns all about how Beads and More combines the best of internet
beading retail with personal classes and demonstrations with their unusual "pop up" stores.
n an age where more and more
interactions happen on the internet, online-
only stores aren't a novelty anymore. What
makes online stores stick out is how they
interact with their customers in "the real
world." Many stores will attend shows and
interact that way, but Beads and More Ltd.
takes an even more interactive approach:
they have monthly "pop-up" shops!
Started by Barbara and Andrew Squires
in 2008, Beads and More has grown from
their original stock of 800 products to almost
4,000. On a trip to the Far East, the two
discovered an extensive range of beads
that were reasonably priced. They put their
heads together and created Beads and
More. Andrew travels back each year to buy
more stock for the store, working with small
suppliers to negotiate the best cost.
Because they are able to do so much
work themselves, and because they don't
have a storefront, Barbara and Andrew have
eliminated much of their overhead costs,
meaning they can sell their expanding range
of glass beads, pendants, ndings, chain,
tools and
more at a
low enough
cost to
attract a
range of
"Our aim
setting up
was to
appeal to
those who
make jewellery for themselves, friends and
relatives, probably for minimum prot," says
Barbara. "We pitch our prices at an affordable
level, with pack sizes to facilitate one-off
pieces, and keep our free postage level low."
Starting any business is a strenuous
endeavour, and the online world is no
different. "When you rst set up a web shop,
there is a huge amount to consider," Barbara
notes. "Firstly, all the products must be
professionally photographed. The photos then
need to link to a spread sheet that contains
all the information the customer views, from
price to description, plus coding for the
technical side." On top of the organization of
the shop, the design needs to be attractive
and easy to navigate, or customers won't
Beads and More brings their stock to
shows in the South West of England about
six times a year, and they also hold a monthly
"Pop-Up Shop" in central Bath. It's at this
shop that Barbara hosts a beading club.
"Experienced beaders can work on their own
projects in the company of other enthusiasts,
share ideas, hints and tips whilst enjoying a
sociable few hours," she says. "Those who
are less experienced receive help to get
started on a project of their choice, though
not a formal class."
Even though their physical presence is
at the
To nd out more about Beads and More,
visit their website: www.beadsandmore.
Email Beads and More at
or call 01225 316436.
Upcoming craft fairs:
May 3: Glastonbury Town Hall. High
Street, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 9EL
June 28: Wells Town Hall. Town Hall,
Wells. Somerset BA5 2RB.
Pop-Up Shop and Beading Club dates in
Harington Club in Bath:
April 12
May 10
June 14
The Harington Club in Bath.
5/6 Harington Place, Bath BA1 1HF
contact them
moment, Barbara
is open to visiting
other groups that
have a stand.
She's also
looking forward
to doing more
classes and
Beads and
More is really
an anomaly in
the beading
world: an
online shop
that "pops
up" into
reality a few
times a year, meshing the best of the internet
with the best of beading.
Barbara Squires.
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or p-betts@sky.com
Darlington Bead Club meets the third Saturday of the
month, 10.30am-2.30pm at Northern Beads, Unit 10,
Whessoe Road. Phone or text Michelle on 07710218354
or 01325 480028.
Te Maritime Bead Group 2nd Saturday of month,
10am-2pm at the Belle Vue Sports and Youth Centre,
Kendal Road, Hartlepool, TS24 1QU. Contact Myra
Robertson 01642 479564 or 07735 478319 or email:
Beading Belles Meets at the community centre, Newton
Hall, Durham DH1 5GR. First Sunday of the month
from 2-4pm. All welcome. Call Esther on 0191 3718214.
Crafty Little Beaders Meet the 3rd Tursday of the
month, Bitton House, Teignmouth, from 7.30-9.30pm,
contact Dawnn Harris on 07871 228 200.
Batty Beaders 4th Monday of the month, 10am-12.30pm
at Stitchcraft Beads, Te Studio, Chaldicott Barns, Tokes
Lane, Semley SP7 9AW. Tel 01747 830666
East Dorset Polymer Clay Group meets 1st Sunday
alternate months. Southbourne, Bournemouth
10.30am-5pm. Contact Kerrie 07962067506 for details.
Clacton Bead Queens Meet once a month in Clacton
town centre 11am-1pm. Contact Teresa Stephenson
beadqueens@hotmail.co.uk or 01255 436531.
Anglia Bead Club Colchester 2nd Wednesday
of every month, 79pm at Mason's Hall, Barracks Street.
Contact Wendy Buck on 01206 867971.
Daisy Beaders Meets at our favourite local pub in
Colchester, 2nd Tursday of each month, 10am-2pm and a
Saturday. Ring Victoria 01206 240174 or Sue 01206 304726.
Basingstoke Meets 3rd Saturday of each month
at Kempshott Village Hall, 10am-2pm. See
www.silvertreedesigns.co.uk or call Rachel on 07969
804825 after 2pm.
Abacus Bead Emporium Hinkley, Leic. LE10 1NV
10am-4pm Mon-Sat. Free. Call Sharon 01455 615344.
Bead & Banter Ashby, Scunthorpe. Wednesday 10am-2pm,
Fridays 10am-2pm and 6-9pm, Sundays 4-8pm. Contact
Dawn 07709129827or dawncumming48@yahoo.com
Beading Lincs Five Saturdays a year, Franklin Hall,
Spilsby, Lincs. Contact June Caldwell on 01790 754073.
Boston Beaders 3rd Saturday of each month, 1-4pm at
the Black Sluice Centre, London Road. Contact Louise
01205 350085, or email louiselody29@btinternet.com
Lincolnshire Ladies Tat Bead Meets every 8 weeks.
7-9pm. For more details contact Carol Ingamells 01522
807297 or email carol.ingamells@hotmail.co.uk
Barmy Bassingham Beaders Meet 2nd Saturday of the
month from 10am-3pm at Aubourn Enterprise Centre,
Bridge Road, Aubourn. For more info contact Alison on
01522 789813 or bassinghambeaders@btinternet.com
London Beadwork Meet up group once a month. See
www.groups.yahoo.com/group/londonbeadworkmeetup to
join the online group or contact Sanya on 020 8592 5842.
Formby Beaders Every Tuesday during term time at
Formby Methodist Church, Elbow Lane Formby.
1.30-3.30pm. Contact Kimberley 07904 209609.
Hampton Beaders meet at the White House, Hampton,
every 3rd Wednesday in the month, 10am-1pm. Contact
Jane at jah241@hotmail.co.uk or Pat on 0208 394 2469.
Te Norwich Bead Group Two groups, alternate Tuesdays,
10am-1pm and alternate Tursdays 10am-1pm at URC,
Ipswich Road. Call Elizabeth 01603 717384 or email
Bumble Beaders Alternate Tuesdays, Hinks Meadow
Village Hall, Taverham, Norwich, 7.309.30pm. Contact
Cathy on 01603 869663 or email c.sellick@virgin.net
Kettering Beaders 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month
7.30-9.30pm. For more info and full programme call Jane
Revell on 01536 519016 or visit ketteringbeaders.co.uk
Bridgford Beaders Meet monthly on Tuesday, 10am-1pm
at Te Rushclife Arena, Rugby Road, West Bridgford.
Contact Lynn on 0115 9140927.
Te Bead Group Every Wednesday 5-7pm at Te Bead
Shop, 7 Market Street, Nottingham. Find them on
Facebook or email Sandi at sparkletwin2010@yahoo.co.uk
Abbey Park Beaders Abbey Park Community Centre,
Buckfast Way, West Bridgeford, NG2 6LN. 3rd Saturday
of the month 10.00am-3.30pm. Contact Linda Grundy,
0115 9112924 or lindagrundy@sky.com
Te Beading Clinic Meets 2nd Saturday of the month at
Gamston Village Hall, Nottingham. 10am-4pm. For more
info contact Patty McCourt at 07971755577 or email
Banbury Beaders 1st Tursday in the month. Contact
Marion 01295 261595 or marion.davis@hotmail.co.uk
Newport Meets once a month contact Cintia Gough on
07812610305 or email jeanie@jeanieg.co.uk
Frome Beaders 2nd Tursday of the month, Frome College,
Block M, Room 3, 7-9pm. Contact Julie on 01373 302011 or
Sarah 01373 300017 or email jefries.sarah@googlemail.com
Brewhouse Beadin 2nd Wednesday of month, 1-3pm at
the Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton upon Trent. Phone
Rossella Cottrell on 07979 912 502 for more details.
Needwood Beaders Approx. 6 times a year at St James Church
Hall, Barton Under Needwood, Nr Burton upon Trent. Vivien
Macpherson on 01283 547887, emailvivien@jvmac.co.uk or
visit www.needwoodbeaders.co.uk
CH Beaders Meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday
evenings of the month and every Friday in Gosport,
6.309.30pm. Contact Gilly on 02392 525739, or
Needles & Pins Craft Group Meet every Friday,
10am-12pm. Havelock Community Centre, Southsea.
Contact Shirley on 023 9282 5481 or email
Busy Beads Bursledon 2nd Wednesday of every month,
10-4pm at St Paul's Church, Southampton. Please ring
Lynda Marshall on 01489 787166 or 07711 551422.
Colbury Memorial Hall 2nd Monday in the month,
7.30-9.30pm. Contact Sue Garvey 01489 784615 or
Jackie Smith 02380 734596.
Craft Devils, Southampton Meet the 4th Sunday of
every month 10am-4pm. Contact Julie at Craft Devils
02380 436333 or email groovyju@btinternet.com
Budding Beaders Bassingbourn Village College
Community Centre, Nr Royston. Tuesdays 7.30-9.30pm
for DIY projects and 1st Saturday of the month
10am-1pm for a workshop with visiting tutors. Contact
Julie 01763 853257 or juliefarquhar@btinternet.com
Dangerous Beaders Watford, 1st Tuesday of the month,
10am-2pm. Contact Sandra Fox on 01923 223144 or
Creative Beaders Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire,
3rd Saturday of the Month, 10am-2.00pm. Contact
Kathy Lake all-that-glitters@live.co.uk or 07870 168308.
Bromley Beaders 3rd Wednesday of the month, 2pm, in
central Bromley, less than 5 min from Bromley South
Station, 16 min from Victoria. For more details call
Adrianne Laidlow on 020 8290 5670.
Te Bead Up Meet the 1st Monday of the month,
7.00-9.30pm in Ashford. Contact Siggy on
07719 335015 after 3pm.
Te Beadtogethers meet bimonthly on a Tuesday
7.30pm-10pm at Pluckley Village Hall, near Ashford.
Dates for this year: 21st June, 16th August and 11th
October. Contact Sue Ticehurst 01233 840361.
Medway Beaders meet monthly on the last Sunday, at
Nucleus Arts, Hight Street, Rochester. Contact Dee at
medwaybeaders@yahoo.co.uk or call 07843230950.
Fylde Coast Crafters 1st Saturday of each month at
Spencer Court Day Care Centre. Contact Jan Tilley at
jantilleyuk@yahoo.co.uk or www.fyldecoastcrafters.co.uk
Cedar Beaders Tuesdays, in the Pig Barn at Cedar Farm,
Mawdesley, nr. Chorley. Morning group meets 9.30am-
12.30pm, the afternoon group 12.30pm-3.30pm. Contact
Marlene on 01282 772896 or marlenembirtwell@aol.com
Toll House Beaders 1st Tuesday of the month 7-9pm
and the 3rd Saturday of the month 10am-3pm in the
Village Hall, Higham. Contact Pam on 01282 455469 or
email pam.hunt3@btopenworld.com
Beadweaving-4-Fun 1st and 3rd Tursday of the
month. 1.30-4pm at Te Bead Room, 26 Melbourne
Street, Clayton-le-Moore. Contact Pam Hunt on 01282
455469 or email pam.hunt3@btopenworld.com
Halfpenneys Group Meets monthly 1st and 3rd Tursday
at Halfpenney's, 26 Melbourne Street, Clayton-le-Moors,
BB5 5LS. , 79.30pm, 3 per visit. Contact Kathryn 01254
236049 or email kathryn@halfpenney.co.uk
Preston Beading Group Two evenings a month at Beads
Forever, 91 Liverpool Road, PR1 0QB. Plus 3rd Saturday
of the month, 10.30am-1.30pm, at the United Reformed
Church, Liverpool Road. Contact Beatrice Pozzera on
01772 745049 or email beadsforever@yahoo.co.uk
Vale Beaders Usually 1st Saturday of month at
Hickling Village Hall. Contact Elizabeth 01949 81501,
Jackie 01664 822364 or Lynn 0115 914 0927.
Te Need to Beaders 2nd Tursday of the month,
7.00-9.30pm at the Methodist Church, Windsor Street,
Burbage, Hinckley. Contact Elaine Moore on
01455 634965 or Elaine Gay on 01455 637136.
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e are a small group of
ladies that meet once a
month to chat, drink tea,
and put the world to rights! In
between the tea and talking we
manage to work on beading projects.
Te group was formed about 5
years ago here in Boston. Te venue
has been in various locations, including
being in the village of Bicker, south of
Boston, for a while, but have fnally
made home at Black Sluice.
We are a freeform group of mixed
abilities and tastes; one member hates
anything to do with wirework, and
after an unsuccessful group project
attempt it was discovered that most of
us dislike bead crochet! We do all
seem to enjoy beadweaving though.
One member learned how to do
French beaded fowers last year and
made her own wedding bouquet
entirely out of beads.
We have been to a few external
workshops, mainly to do other things
than beading, such as wire wrapping.
One month we met at the Bead and
Gem Show at Newark.
We have a "show and shine" table
where we can "ooh" and "aah" at
everyone's work. Seeing all the
beautiful pieces gives us inspiration
and motivation.
For the forthcoming year we are
planning a few group projects,
including chain maille and French
beaded fowers.
Bead Groups
If youd like to be our featured group or
be added to the directory listing please
email allison@beadmagazine.co.uk or
ring us on 01903 884988.
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Newmarket District Beadwork & Jewellery Making Group
Meets one morning and one evening per month. Call
Lizzy 01638 723153 or lizzy4458@btinternet.com or
Terry 01638 601413 or tessalmc@ntlworld.com
SufEx Bead Club Old School in Long Melford on the 1st
and 3rd Tursday of the month10am-12.30pm. Contact Mary
Powell on 01787 372020.
Betchworth Beaders Meets 2nd Saturday of the month,
Hamilton Room, Church Road. Contact Ruth Vickery on
01483 282865 or vickery.ruth@gmail.com
Dragon Beaders - St John's, Woking, open house approx.
every 6 weeks. Contact Gillian Lamb for more information
07887 612 583 or e-mail gillian@gillianlamb.co.uk
Bookham New group in Bookham for beaders who wish
to get together one evening a month to bead and socialise.
All levels welcome. Email lynnegarrod@btinternet.com or
phone 01372 458369 evenings.
1066 Beading Buddies Meet in Hastings 2nd Wednesday
of the month 79pm and 4th Tuesday 10am12pm.
Contact Karen Whittaker on 01424 457695 or
Bead Magicians Meet on the 3rd Tuesday of every
month in Findon, 10am-4pm. Contact Carole Tucker
on 07768 721768 or carolenextdoor@hotmail.co.uk
Beadelicious Beaders Last Saturday of month,
10am-2pm at Nuneaton Heritage Centre, Avenue Road,
CV11 4LP. Contact Louisa Moss on 07977 584778 or
email beadelicious@inbox.com
Te Wessex Beading Group 1st Monday of the month,
10am-3pm. Contact Pam Palmer on 01747 870270
or tisburybeading@yahoo.co.uk
Swindon Beaders 1st Tuesday of the month, 79pm
at Swindon College, Queens Drive, Swindon.
Yeadon Beaders 2nd Friday of the month in Yeadon,
West Yorkshire, 1.304pm. Contact Sandra Wallace on
0113 2507396, or email swallacebeadwork@aol.com
Castle Beaders has moved to the Greatwood and
Horseclose Community Centre, North Parade, Skipton
BD23 2SR. Monthly meetings, Monday 7-10pm. New
members of all abilities welcome. Call Lesley Bewes on
01756 799130.
Bandroom Beaders 1st Saturday of each month, the
Bandroom in Farndale, 10am-4pm. Contact Avril on
01751 798155 or email Davidb1951@hotmail.com
Te new beading group in Harrogate meets alternate
Mondays at Te Youth Centre, Burley Bank Close,
Harrogate, HG3 2BY. Contact Margaret Scott
01423 526571 or Joanne Harrison 0113 2786871.
Seven Hills Beading Collective fortnightly on Tursdays
6-8pm at Jam Jar Beads, Shef eld. Contact Sarah on 07713
324191 sarahtravis75@gmail.com or fnd them on Facebook.
Auld Reekie Beaders Edinburgh, meets once every 2 months
on a Saturday at Stevenson College. 4 for the day. Contact
Joyce for more details joycejohnston@blueyonder.co.uk
Te Bead Addicts Tea Party - beading and knotting
group meet at Te Makers Guild in 'Craft in the Bay' in
Cardif. 2nd Saturday of the month, 11am-4pm. Contact
Suzen Millodot suzen.m@btinternet.com
Bead Buddies Te Sunroom, Portglenone, County
Antrim. Saturday, 10am-1pm, once a month and
Wednesday 10am-1pm, once a month. Call 07846
160094 for more info.
NI Beaders Guild 2nd Saturday of every month
(Sept-June), from 2-4 pm at the Ulster Folk and Transport
Museum, Holywood, BT18 0EU www.nibeadersguild.com
National Groups
Te Beadworkers Guild www.beadworkersguild.org.uk
Bead Society of Great Britain www.beadsociety.org.uk
Louise Lody of Boston Beaders tells Bead
Magazine about their eclectic beading group.
Want to join Boston Beaders?
WHERE: Black Sluice Centre, London
WHEN: We meet the 3rd Saturday each
WHO: Call Louise on 01205 350085 or
e-mail louiselody29@btinternet.com.
Show and tell from a
Boston Beaders meeting.




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Beadwork - Jewellery
Beadwork - Non-Jewellery
Wirework and Chainmaille
Handmade Glass Beads
and Components
Polymer Clay
Beyond Beads Jewellery
Best in Show
Learn what the Brititsh Bead Awards are all about, and how
to enter your original piece into this year's competition.
he British Bead Awards are one
of the most exciting events of the
year for Bead and Jewellery
Magazine. We get to see stunning
jewellery designs from talented beaders
and jewellery-makers from all over the
Te Awards have become so popular,
in fact, that this year weve decided
to split each category into two levels:
Beginner-Intermediate (Level 1) and
Intermediate-Advanced (Level 2). Our
goal in doing this is to encourage even
more designers
to submit their
work even if they
dont consider
themselves to
be advanced
Each of the
seven categories
is judged by a
panel of expert
designers, each
with years of
under their
belt. Te
top two pieces in each category level
are awarded a fabulous prize from our
generous sponsors, with the frst place
prize worth 150!
Winnings dont stop there, however.
Top designs are featured in a special
British Bead Awards article in Bead
and Jewellery Magazine following the
competition, along with being featured
in our sister publication BeadMe, a
digital magazine. Winning designs are
showcased on the British Bead Awards
website, and are displayed during the
October Big Bead Show for all to see.
We even have a special ceremony during
the October show to announce the
Weve made entry easier than ever;
we want to encourage everyone to share
their designs! Entry is online this year,
and is just 10 per submission. Te
deadline is 5th September 2014. We are
also accepting postal entries; please call
Elizabeth on 01903 884988. For full
rules, and to enter the awards, visit the
British Bead Awards website.
Barbara Squires.
The British Bead Awards
The Categories
Check out the website for full info and
to see galleries of previous winners!
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