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IN SUSPENSE NECKLACE Carol Wilcox Wells

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NORTH STAR NECKLACE Glorianne Ljubich

Stitch this ingenious adjustable necklace with a double-sided bezel centerpiece, two bezeled-crystal drops, and an embellished square-stitch chain

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BRILLIANT BUCKLE BRACELET Diane Dennis

GEOMETRIX NECKLACE Sherry Serafini

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DIAMOND OF PEARLS PENDANT Trang Gordon

Bead-embroider this bold, geometrically inspired necklacetop off the


design with peyote stitch, netting, and stringing

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MIRIAM BANGLE Jean Power

QUEEN OF DIAMONDS BRACELET Kelly Wiese

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ROYAL DELTA COLLAR Susan B. Swanson

Use right-angle weave and peyote stitchesplus picot edgingto create the
repeating diamond shapes in this modern bracelet

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CAMELOT CROSS BRACELET Carole Ohl

SHIMMERING SHELLS LARIAT Cynthia Rutledge

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CAIRO COLLAR Lynn Davy

This lovely lariat-style necklace showcases engraved shell pendants that are
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RUFFLED CHAIN BRACELET Laina Goodman

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In October 2010, Jennifer VanBenschoten and Carol Dean Sharpe decided to
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I was inspired by the Color Swirls bracelet by
Marcie Abney (June/July 2010). This project
was
w perfect because it uses one stitch (peyote)
with only a few seed beads and thread. I did
most of the beading for the three pieces
during
my breaks at work. First, I made the
d
bracelet,
following the pattern. I then made
b
smaller
and larger circles for the earrings
sm
and necklace by altering the number of beads
used in the first two rounds or by working
more rounds.
For the ends and clasp of the
ro
necklace, I used a technique similar to Melinda
Bartas layering
method in Lacy Bouquet (June/
layer
July 2010) to cconnect the circles to a twisted
tubular-herringbone
rope.
tubular-herringb

I was inspired to try Jean


Campbells Golden Oak
(August/September 2009), even
though free-form peyote isnt
quite my strength. The first leaf I
made looked absolutely nothing
like the picture (or even like an
oak leaf, for that matter), but I
kept trying. Three leaves later, I got
ot
the hang of it, and after attachingg
them to a herringbone rope and adding
a beaded toggle clasp, this beautiful
ful
f
necklace is the result. Although I had
h trouble at
the start, this ended up being one of my favorite projects!
KAYLYN SWEITZER/HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA

AMANDA
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AMA
NDA HUFFAKER/
HUFFAKER/PETOSKEY, MICHIGAN

As soon as I came across Melinda Bartas Lacy


Bouquet necklace (June/July 2010 issue),
I knew I had to make it. As luck would have it,
I had chanced
upon a red, black, and white
c
outfit
outf that exactly matched the lacy floral
motif of Melindas necklace. I intended
mo
to wear
the necklace and outfit to a
w
crafters
retreat just a few days after
cra
I received
the magazine. Despite
re
forgetting
to bring the magazine with
fo
me,
me necessitating an improvised strap
idea,
ide I was able to finish the piece and
wear
wea the whole ensemble as intended.
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of my work at www
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DELSIE DO
DOUGLAS/TOANO, VIRGINIA

I recently got out notes


from classes I took with
David Chatt at Split Rock
and decided to play with
right-angle-weave variations. I came up with this
base that simply presents
itself as an empty palette,
just waiting to be filled with
wonderful designs and
embellishments. I thought
Id share this finished cuff,
which uses 12mm Swarovski
buttons.
HATTIE NEWMAN/SANTA FE,
NEW MEXICO

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FEATURED DESIGNERS

DESIGNERS OF THE YEAR

LYNN DAVY. Ive learned tips from many other artists who have
helped me to conquer the beading fears that were holding me back.
Two in particular: I was scared of beadweaving with FireLine braided
beading thread because I found it unforgiving and hard to handle.
Then a workshop with Laura McCabe opened my eyes and taught
me what this thread can really do, and now I use it regularly and
enjoy the wider range of materials I can incorporate into my
beading. And I struggled with odd-count peyote until I discovered Cynthia Rutledges
step-up/step-down technique (see Cynthias Master Class, October/November 2006),
and now I have forgotten how to do odd-count any other way!

TRANG GORDON. A key thing Ive learned about beading is


the importance of combining different colors and mixing different
types of beads. A design can be very simple and yet very stunning if
its colors and bead combinations are well chosen. Recently, I visited
several national parks, and those trips have given me new appreciation for the beautiful colors of nature. I hope to use those wonderful
colors that coexist so naturally on my next project.

JANIS LOEHR. Glass seed beads are greatly influenced by


things that surround them. Light, thread color, and nearby beads all
affect the perceived color of the glass. Also, a full tube of beads may
look very different in color as opposed to a few scattered on your
bead mat. String several combinations of beads on a needle or
thread to see how the various items react to one another.

CYNTHIA RUTLEDGE. I am inspired by the


work of artists, both known and unknown, from
many different mediums and time periods. Whether
the inspiration comes from admiring the masterful
details of the Tivoli Fountain in Rome, the amazing
mosaic sidewalks in Ephesus, Turkey, or a rare piece
of jewelry from ancient timesthese artisans and
masters are unknowingly advising me with lessons
in color, structure, and design.

SHERRY SERAFINI. The most valuable advice


Ive gotten this past year was to take the time to chill
out and just play and create whats in my mind at the
moment. No questions, just do it. Traveling and instructing throughout the year can leave little time for
free bead time. I now try to take one day a week to
turn off the phone and computer and just play with
my beads!

CAROL WILCOX WELLS. For many years I


have kept notebooks and filled them with all sorts
of beading ideas, like color combinations that I have
seen in magazine advertisements or a piece of metal
jewelry that could be interpreted into beadwork. But
mostly these books hold ideas that come to me. I jot
down and draw my impression of the thought and
image for use at a later date. These books or journals
are a huge resource when my creative juices need
a boost.

KELLY WIESE. I am often inspired by vintage


GLORIANNE LJUBICH. After hearing Laura McCabe recommend synthetic beeswax for thread conditioning, I tried it. She is so
right. It definitely helps with tension and keeps braided thread from
tangling about the same as other conditioners. NanC Meinhardt gave
me some of the best advice I have ever gotten from a bead artist regarding creating. She said, When you think to yourself, I wonder
what would happen if . . ., just do it.

JEAN POWER. Advice and help comes in many forms, and


I am fortunate enough to have two pieces that have always stuck
with me. The first was from my dear friend Pat Trott, who, along
with lots of encouragement, taught me the basic skill every beader
needs: how to thread a needle! The second was from artist Onye
Ndika, who once wrote to me, I believe that what makes us artists
is that we are passionate about birthing beauty from the works of
our hands.

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costume jewelry. Lately I have been especially inspired


by the Juliana jewelry made by the DeLizza & Elster
company in the 1960s. I love all the rhinestones and
colors that were used to make this wonderful jewelry.
I find that many of the shapes can be easily translated
into seed-bead designs.

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the challenge
Melinda Barta, Rosie Long, Allison Mackin, and Kristal Wick
What happens when you give four people matching sets of
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the rules: We use our favorites from the materials provided and,
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A BIT OF BLING A DAY keeps the blues away. Thats


what I was thinking while making this challenge piece. While
I use Swarovski elements frequently and simply love their elegance
and versatility, the colors and shapes in this kit surprised me.
The color palette is very much out of my comfort zone, but since
I love to push myself as a designer, I challenged myself to use
as many of the elements as possible without going over the top.
I added some simple peyote-stitched connectors and TierraCast
textured rings. A simple lobster clasp makes the length adjustable.
The little splash of colored jump rings pulled the whole necklace
together, along with the teeny adorable butterfly beads.

THE PEARLS IN THIS KIT have the most beautiful glow,


so I really wanted to showcase them in an ethereal-looking piece.
Double strands of pearls looked bold, but still elegant. The selection
of crystals was also spectacular. I immediately thought they could be
stitched into beautiful beaded beads like those used in The Party
Girl Necklace by Robin Cowart in the free eBook, How to Make Beads
from Beading Daily on beadingdaily.com. When I turned the beaded
beads on their sides, they looked like little flowers, so I embellished
around them to make them the focals of the necklace. Using a
watery-colored ombr ribbon to secure the necklace added a touch
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THE SOFT SHADES OF GREEN
AND PURPLE paired perfectly with my
teal metallic cylinder beadsbut in my book
just about anything goes with this shade
of teal. In each of my four stitched ropes,
I incorporated cubes, bicones, rounds, and
pearls for added sparkle and interest. (See
how to add beads to herringbone ropes on
p. 66.) I stitched the ends with tubular
herringbone stitch to create tubes, which
when folded in half lie nice and flat like
tabs. The kits twisted, faceted coins were
perfect for the button-and-loop closure. It
was fun to discover that the look of the
finished cuff can be easily changed by giving
it a twist before closing the clasp.

Take a bow, Rosie!

After seeing some of Rosies inspiring beadwork, our editors


invited her to participate in this issues Challenge. We enjoyed
her creativity in combining the kits materials with bead
embroidery and beadweaving. See below for details on how
you, too, can submit a picture of your work and be
considered to win a Challenge kit.

rosie

FOR MY CHALLENGE PIECE, I was inspired


by nature, which I love. The bird is a high-domed button
that I encased with seed beads using peyote and netting
stitches. I also incorporated a beautiful sash pin from the
late-nineteenth century and added beads and Lucite flowers
to the center of it. The unique shape of the entire pendant
was the result of outlining the larger focal pieces with beadembroidered seed beads. I used fringe and free-form peyote
to create vines around the edges. I love how the fairy pendant
created by Bob Burkett looks as if she were holding the entire
necklace over her head. Beadwork inspires me, thrills me, and
challenges me!

ITS YOUR TURN!


Want to try your hand at the Beadwork Challenge?
Simply e-mail a photograph of your best beaded creation to bead
workchallenge@interweave.com by March 3, 2011, for a chance to
participate. The photograph submitted should give us a sense of your
style, craftsmanship, and breadth of technique. The editors of Beadwork
will choose one designer and mail the winner one of our upcoming
Challenge kits. If chosen, you will have about four weeks to complete
your project. Visit beadworkmagazine.com/go/challenge for entry and
eligibility information.

Attention bead artists, retailers, and wholesalers: If you would like to contribute materials and supplies to
The Challenge, please contact Allison Mackin at amackin @interweave.com or (970) 613-4650.
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TECHNIQUES YOU CAN'T BEAD WITHOUT

stitch pro { NETTING }


Jean Campbell

TRIANGLE

String beads in a multiple of 4,


then string 2 more. Pass back through
the second-to-last bead strung
(Photo 1).
Row 2: String 5 beads, skip 3 beads from
Row 1, and pass back through the next
bead; repeat across the row. Set up for
the next row by stringing 1 bead and
passing back through the last bead
exited and the last 3 beads added in
this row (Photo 2).
Row 3: String 5 beads and pass back
through the middle bead of the next
net added in the previous row; repeat
across (Photo 3). To turn the thread
Row 1:

MATERIALS & TOOLS


Size 11 seed beads
Size B nylon or 6 lb braided beading
thread
Scissors
Size 11 beading needle

TECHNIQUES
netting

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

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Netting is a simple stitch that


produces exactly what you think:
little nets of beads. Think fishnet
stockings, rope hammocks, or
onion sacks. Here, I show you how
to make five-bead nets, but you
can work with any number in your
own designs.

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What Would Happen If?


around for the next row, you can do
one of two things:
Pass back through the last 3 beads
added in this row (your thread will
show) (Fig. 1); or
Make a hidden turnaround by looping the working thread around the
thread that connects 2 beads in a previous row and weaving back through
beads to exit the last 3 beads added in
this row (Fig. 2).
Row 4: Repeat Row 3 until youve created the final net.
Embellish: It helps to form the point of
the triangle if you add 3 seed beads
to the center bead of the final net
(Photo 4).

Fig. 1

Fig. 2

Netted triangles are pretty easy to make, but what


about a rectangle? Heres how its done:
String beads in a multiple of 4, then string 2 more.
Pass back through the second-to-last bead strung.
Row 2: String 5 beads, skip
3 beads from Row 1, and pass
back through the next bead;
repeat across the row. Set up
for the next row by stringing
1 bead and passing back
through the last bead exited.
Row 3: String 6 beads and pass
back through the middle
bead of the next net added in
the previous row (Photo a);
repeat across with 5 beads in
each stitch. For the final
stitch, string 6 beads and
pass through the middle bead
of the final net from two
previous rows (Photo b). Form
a turnaround as illustrated
in Fig. 1 or Fig. 2 and pass back
through the last 4 beads
added (Photo c).
Row 4: String 5 beads and pass
back through the middle
bead of the next net added in
the previous row; repeat
across. For the final stitch,
pass back through the fourth
bead added in the first net of
the previous row (Photo d).
Rows 5 and on: Repeat Rows 3
and 4 to desired length.
Row 1:

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

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ARTISTS TIP
For a tight embellished squarestitched chain, use a two-step
method of stitching. First add the
two square-stitch beads, pulling
the thread all the way through to
set them in place. Then hold the
thread tension and add the
embellishment bead to the
surface.

TECHNIQUES
square stitch
picot

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

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DESIGNER of the Year

Carol Wilcox Wells

in suspense
necklace

Carol Wilcox
Wells is the
author of Creative
Bead Weaving
(Lark Books,
1996) and The Art
and Elegance of
Beadweaving (Lark
Books, 2002) and
the curator of
Masters Beadweaving (Lark Books, 2008).
Shes enthralled with beads (cant play
with them enough), her husband (who
doesnt mind all the beads), and where
she lives (way out in the mountains of
western North Carolina). See her kits at
www.schoolofbeadwork.com.

Six two-sided bezels form a central component that floats


up and down an embellished square-stitched chain.
1) BEZELS. Work a double-sided bezel:

Use 8' of thread and a size 12 needle to string 2C; slide them to the
center of the thread and pass through
them again, manipulating them so
they sit side by side. String 2C and
pass down through the first C previously strung, up through the second C
previously strung, and the first C just
strung; repeat eighteen times to form
a strip of square stitch 2C wide and
20 rows long (Fig. 1).
Ring: Place another size 12 needle on the
tail thread and pass up through the
left-hand bead column so both
threads are exiting from the same end
of the strip in separate columns. Pass
one thread at a time through the corresponding column to form a ring
(Fig. 2blue thread).
Loops: Use the working thread and a size
13 needle to string 7A, then pass
through the last C exited and 2 more
C in the same column on the base;
repeat nine times to add a total of
10 loops with A. Weave through beads
to exit from the fourth A of one of the
loops. Repeat with the tail thread, this
time using 7B in each loop (Fig. 2red
thread). Note: Its important that the
loops are opposite each other.
Rivoli: Working loosely, use the working
thread to string 1A, then pass through
the fourth A of the nearest loop;
repeat around to add a total of 10A
(Fig. 3). Add an amethyst rivoli to the
center of the work and pull tight to
bezel it into place; repeat the thread
path to reinforce and exit up through
the third A of one of the loops (Fig. 4).
Base:

Use the tail thread to repeat on the


other side of the bezel, this time adding 1B between each loop and adding
a topaz bezel. Dont trim the threads;
set aside.
Repeat entire step seven times for a total
of 8 double-sided bezels.

MATERIALS
12 g blueberry-lined clear size 15 seed
beads (A)
12 g metallic bronze size 15 seed
beads (B)
12 g matte gilt-lined turquoise size 11
seed beads (C)
8 amethyst 11mm crystal rivolis
8 topaz 11mm crystal rivolis
Grayish blue size B nylon beading thread

2) CHAIN ENDS. Use the working

thread of one bezel to string 3B, pass


down through the fifth A of the same
loop, then string 1B, and pass up

Fig. 1: Square-stitching

TOOLS

the base

Scissors
Size 12 and 13 beading needles

FINISHED SIZE: 30"


(adjustable)

Fig. 2: Forming the ring


and stitching the loops

Fig. 3: Connecting

Fig. 4: Bezeling

the loops

the rivoli

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Fig. 5: Embellishing
a chain end

Fig. 6: Joining
two bezels

through the third A of the next loop


(Fig. 5). Repeat nine times to add a total
of 10 picots along the top of the bezel.
Turn the bezel over and repeat using the
tail thread, this time adding A picots.
Secure both threads and trim; set aside.
Repeat entire step to form a second
chain end.

Fig. 7: Connecting
the pendant bezels

3) PENDANT. Stitch the bezels together

to form a pendant:
Place 2 bezels side by side
with the amethyst rivolis faceup.
Weave the working thread of the left
bezel down through a loop leg to exit
out from the first A. String 1A and
pass up through the seventh and sixth
A of a loop in the right bezel. String
1A and pass down through the last 2A
exited on the left bezel. Repeat the
thread path to reinforce. Weave up
through the last 2A exited on the right
bezel and continue to weave through
beads to exit down through the first A
3 loops to the right (Fig. 6blue thread).
Repeat the connection with the tail
thread in a mirror fashion, this time
using B to connect the 2 bezels
(Fig. 6red thread).
Repeat the connection five more times
to join the remaining 4 bezels. Stitch
the final bezel to the first bezel as before
so that there are 2 loops between each
connection (Fig. 7).
Embellish: Use B to repeat the chain-end
embellishment (Step 2) along the outside of the pendant on the amethyst
rivoli side (Fig. 8). Repeat using A on
the topaz rivoli side. Secure all the
threads and trim.

Fig. 8: Embellishing

Connection:

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the pendant

4) TABS. Square-stitch connector tabs


to the sides of the pendant:
Base: Use a size 13 needle to start 4' of
new thread that exits up through the
sixth A in a loop under the center
picot of one of the bezels on the pendant (Fig. 8a). String 2C and pass down
through the second A of the same
bezel loop. Pass back through the 2C
added again, up through the sixth A
previously exited, and through the
first C just added to center the 2C so
they sit perpendicularly against the
side of the bezel (Fig. 9).
Strip: String 2C, pass down through the
second C of the previous set, string
1B, and pass up through the first C of

Fig. 9: Stitching
on the base
beads for the
strip

Fig. 10: Adding


the strip

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a

Fig. 12: Stitching

Fig. 13: Square-stitching

the first section of


chain

the chain

Fig. 11: Finishing


the tab placement

the previous set and the first C just


added; repeat to work an embellished
strip 12 rows long (Fig. 10).
Connect: Join the tab to the 2B that mirrors the last 2A exited on the amethyst
rivoli side. Secure the thread and
trim.
Repeat entire step three times for a total
of 4 tabs at each of the pendants corners
(Fig. 11). Set the pendant aside.
5) CHAIN. Square-stitch sections of

forty-eight times, except this time


embellish every stitch. To do so, place
the A first on one side of the chain
and then the other (Fig. 13afront view;
Fig. 13bside view). Finish with a Section 2 repeat.
Section 52: Repeat Section 1, Row 2,
using B as the base and A to embellish
for a total of 7".
Repeat Sections 511, in that order, to
form the second half of the chain. Dont
trim the thread.

chain:
Use 8' of thread and a
size 12 needle to string 2C; pass
through the first C, leaving a 12" tail.
Adjust the beads so they sit side by
side.
Section 1, Row 2: String 2C and pass down
through the next bead from the previous row and up through 2C (Fig. 12
blue thread).
Section 1, Row 3: String 2C and pass down
through the next bead from the previous row. String 1A and pass up
through 2C (Fig. 12red thread).
Section 1, Rows 49: Repeat Rows 2 and
3 three times for a total of 9 rows.
Section 2: Repeat Section 1, Rows 2 and
3, for 13 rows, this time using B for
the square stitch and A for the embellishment.
Section 3: Repeat Section 1, Rows 2 and
3, for a total of 9 rows.
Sections 451: Repeat Sections 2 and 1
Section 1, Row 1:

6) ASSEMBLY. Lay the pendant on the

work surface with 2 tabs on the left and


2 tabs on the right. Take one end of the
chain and pass it through the tabs on the
left, from bottom to top. Pass the other
chain end up through the tabs on the
right. Center the pendant on the chain.
Take the left side of the chain and pass it
down through the tabs on the right until
about 5" dangle from the bottom of the
pendant. Then take the right side of the
chain and pass it down through the tabs
on the left, again leaving about 5" dangling.

Fig. 14: Attaching


a chain-end bezel

7) ATTACHING ENDS. Place a size

in Section 3, and, staying within the


same column of beads, weave through
beads to exit from the opposite column,
passing through 5C (3 from Section 3
and 2 from Section 1). Pull tightly and
pass through the beads several times to
reinforce the connection several times.
Secure the thread and trim. Repeat to
add the remaining bezel to the other
chain end.

12 needle on the chains tail thread and


wrap the chain around the center of one
of the chain-end bezels, placing the unembellished side so it touches the bezel.
Sections 1 and 3 will meet tightly at the
top of the bezel (Fig. 14). Pass through 3C

RESOURCES Check your local bead shop or


contact: Kits containing Swarovski SS47 rivolis,
Nymo nylon beading thread, and all other
materials: School of Beadwork, (805) 440-2613,
www.schoolofbeadwork.com.

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TECHNIQUES
backstitch bead embroidery
tubular peyote stitch
netting
brick stitch
stringing

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

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DESIGNER of the Year

Sherry Serafini

geometrix
necklace

Sherry Serafini
lectures and
teaches throughout
the United States
and has won
numerous design
awards. She is the
coauthor of the
The Art of Bead
Embroidery (Kalmbach, 2007) with artist
Heidi Kummli, Sensational Bead Embroidery
(Lark 2011), and Beading Across America
(Kalmbach, 2011) with Amy Katz and
Paulette Baron. Her beaded art is owned
and worn by Steven Tyler of Aerosmith and
Grammy winner Melissa Etheridge. Sherry
resides in Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania,
with her two daughters and her Boston
terrier. Visit Sherry Serafinis website at
www.serafinibeadedjewelry.com.

Stone donuts and bead caps serve as the unusual


stars of this bead-embroidered beauty.

1) PREPARATION. Cut a 158 158"

square of beading foundation and glue


one of the donuts to the center. Cut a
118 218" rectangle and glue the pearshaped cabochon to the center. Cut
three 1 1" squares and glue the remaining donuts to the center. Let dry
for at least 20 minutes. Note: Keep the
donut centers free of glue so you can
stitch through this area later.

Work tubular peyote stitch


with 1C in each stitch. Weave through
beads to exit down through the foundation. Pass up through the foundation next to Round 1 (Fig. 1red thread).

Bezel Round 6:

MATERIALS

Fig. 1: Stitching the bezel

2) PEAR COMPONENT. Work back-

stitch bead embroidery and tubular peyote stitch to form the pear-shaped
cabochon component:
Bezel Rounds 1 and 2: Tie a knot at the end
of 3' of thread. Pass up through the
pear-shaped cabochons beading
foundation from back to front, right
next to the stone. Backstitch an evencount round of D around the cabochon. Exit from the first D added in
the round.
Bezel Round 3: String 1D, skip 1D from
the previous circle, and pass through
the next D; repeat around to work a
round of tubular peyote stitch (Fig. 1
black thread). Step up for the next and
subsequent rounds by passing through
the first bead of the current round.
Bezel Round 4: Work tubular peyote stitch
with 1D in each stitch (Fig. 1green
thread).
Bezel Round 5: Work tubular peyote stitch
with 1A in each stitch (Fig. 1blue
thread).

Working from the inside out


and following Fig. 2, embellish the
rest of the foundation in this order:
Using 1H in each stitch, backstitch
around the bezel formed in Rounds
16. Add 1F to the cabochons bottomcenter point. Work A around the F
just stitched and the rest of the beadwork. Add 1I in each corner beside the
center F for a total of 2I, then work A
around the I. Add 1I below each I just
added; work A around the I just
added. Add 1I to the bottom center;
work A around the I. Work A around
the H. Work I across the top of the
bezel. Work C around all the beadwork. Use B to fill in the rest of the
foundation.
Sequins: Weave through beads to exit up
through the foundation, about
" from the bottom right corner of
the beadwork. String 1 sequin and 1A,
then pass back through the sequin and
down through the foundation; repeat
Backstitch:

5 g bronze size 15 seed beads (A)


5 g shiny black size 15 seed beads (B)
1 g silver-lined lime size 15 seed beads (C)
10 g matte black size 11 cylinder beads (D)
10 g shiny black size 11 seed beads (E)
23 bronze 4mm fire-polished rounds (F)
25 iridescent purple 6mm fire-polished
rounds (G)
106 iridescent purple 3mm glass rounds (H)
24 light peach 3mm glass pearls (I)
40 vitrail medium 3mm crystal bicones (J)
9 metallic blue 5mm crystal sequins
2 Dorado 2X 817mm faceted crystal drops
1 Dorado 2X 1021mm faceted crystal drop
4 labradorite 25mm round donuts
1 labradorite 1826mm pear-shaped
cabochon
3 antique gold 8mm bead caps
1 antique gold 12mm bead cap
1 vermeil 10mm toggle clasp
Black size D nylon beading thread
8 11" beading foundation
5 7" piece of black Ultrasuede
Clear crafters adhesive

TOOLS
Ruler
Scissors
Toothpicks
2 size 11 beading needles
Fine black permanent marker

FINISHED SIZE: 17" (necklace);


7" (focal)

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Weave through beads to exit from
the right-most E of the 3E at the bottom-center edge of the component.
String 1A, 1E, 1A, 1G, 7A, the
1021mm crystal drop, and 7A; pass
back through the G. String 1A, 1E,
and 1A, skip the center E on the component, and pass up through the next
E, (Fig. 5). Repeat the thread path to
reinforce. Secure the thread and
trim. Set aside.

Dangle:

3) LARGE DONUT COMPONENT.

Fig. 2: Adding
the sequins

Fig. 3: Gluing

the thread path to reinforce. Repeat to


add 1 sequin to the bottom-left corner
and 3 sequins evenly spaced across the
top of the beadwork (Fig. 2). Secure the
thread and trim.
Backing: Carefully trim any excess foundation away from the beadwork, taking care to avoid stitches. Use a
toothpick to spread a thin, even layer
of glue to the back of the beadwork
and press it onto a piece of Ultrasuede
(Fig. 3). Let dry for at least 20 minutes.
Carefully trim the excess Ultrasuede
flush with the beadwork.
Edging: Tie a knot at the end of 16" of
thread. Sew into the beadworks edge
from back to front to anchor the
thread. String 2E, lay the beads down
along the edge of the work, and pass
through the edge of the Ultrasuede,
the foundation, and the second E just
added; pull snug (Fig. 4blue thread).
String 1E, pass through the edge of
the Ultrasuede, the foundation, and
the E just added (Fig. 4red thread);
repeat along the entire edge of the
beadwork. Stitch the final E to the
first E to close the edging.

the backing

Fig. 4: Edging the


pear component

Work backstitch bead embroidery and


tubular peyote stitch to form the large
donut component:
Bezel Rounds 15: Repeat Rounds 15 of
Step 2 to form a bezel around the
donut on the 158 158" square. Use D
for Rounds 14 so the circle ends up
with a multiple of 4, and use A for
Round 5.
Bezel Round 6: String 2A, 1J, and 2A, skip
the next 2A from Round 4, and pass
through the next A; repeat around to
add embellished nets at the top of the
donut (Fig. 6). Repeat this thread path

Fig. 6: Stitching Round 6 of the


large donut component

Fig. 5: Adding
the dangle

Fig. 7: Stitching the center of the


large donut component

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ARTISTS TIPS

to reinforce. Exit down through the


foundation and up through it, next to
the edge of the bezel.
Backstitch: Working from the inside out
and following Fig. 7, embellish the
rest of the foundation in this order:
Work H around the bezel. Add 1F on
the face of each corner for a total of
4F. Work A around the F. Add I at the
top, bottom, and sides of the circle
formed with H for a total of 4I. Work
2 rows of 2A on each side of the I.
Work 1 row of C from one inner corner of the I/A to the next. Fill in the
rest of the design with rows of B.
Sequins: Weave through beads to exit up
through the foundation between the
round of C and an F. String 1 sequin
and 1A, then pass back through the
sequin and down through the foundation; repeat the thread path to reinforce. Repeat to add 1 sequin to each
corner of the beadwork for a total of
4 sequins.
Center: Weave through beads to pass up
through the center of the donuts hole.
String the 12mm bead cap and 1I; pass
back through the bead cap and down
through the foundation (Fig. 7); repeat
the thread path twice to reinforce and
add a small dab of glue under the cap
if needed.
Backing: Repeat the backing for Step 2 to
finish this component. Set aside.

Like most bead-embroidery patterns, this one may need minor


adjustments. For example, if you dont have an even edge to connect
your components, four beads to four beads, scale it down to three.
Experiment with different cabochon shapes.

4) SMALL DONUT COMPONENTS.

String 1A, 1J, 1H, 1J, and 1A (Fig. 8a);


pass up through the leftmost B of the
4B at the of the large donut component and down through the next B
toward the center. String 1A, 1G, and
1A; pass down through the corresponding B at the top-center edge of
the pear-shaped cabochon component
and up through the following B.
String 1A and pass up through the G
just added. String 1A; pass up through
the next B on the large donut component and down through the following
B. String 1A, 1J, 1H, 1J, and 1A; pass
down through the corresponding B of
the pear-shaped cabochon (Fig. 8b).
Secure the thread and trim.
Connection 2: Fold 3' of thread in half to
double it. Anchor the thread and
weave through the beads to exit up
through the leftmost B in the centertop 3B of the large donut component
(Fig. 9a). String 4B; pass through an
edge B of the small donut component
without the dangle and down through
the next edge B. String 1G; pass down

Use 1 donut and one 8mm bead cap to


repeat Bezel Rounds 16, the center, and
the backing sections from Step 3, this
time using 2' of thread. Repeat twice to
form a total of 3 small donut components. On two of the components, add a
dangle by exiting an edge E, stringing
1E, 7A, 1E, one 817mm crystal drop,
1E, and 7A; pass back through the first E
strung and into the last edge E exited.
Repeat the thread path to reinforce.
5) CONNECTIONS. Stitch the components together:
Set up: Lay the pear-shaped cabochon
component, the large donut component, and a small donut component
on the work surface so theyre centered vertically.
Connection 1: Fold 3' of thread in half to
double it. Anchor the thread and
weave through the beads to exit up
through the leftmost B of the topcenter 4B at the edge of the pearshaped cabochon component.

Fig. 8: Stitching Connection 1

Fig. 9: Forming Connection 2

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ARTISTS TIPS
Play with the arrangement of the components.
Instead of using the small donut components for the
necklace, make earrings out of them.

Fig. 10: Adding


Connections 3
and 4

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through the next B at the top of the


large donut component and up
through the following B. String 4B
and pass up through the following B
on the small donut component
(Fig. 9b). Repeat the entire thread
path to reinforce. Secure the thread
and trim.
Connection 3: Fold 3' of thread in half to
double it. Anchor the thread and
weave through the beads to exit up
through the second B at the top-left
corner of the large donut component;
repeat to add a second thread to the
second B at the top-right corner. On
the left thread, string 1G, 4E, 1A, 1H,
1F, 1G, 1F, 1H, 1A, and 4E (Fig. 10a)
and pass up through the edge E thats
3 beads to the right of the dangle on
1 small donut component; pass down
through the next E to the right. On
the right thread, string 1G, 4E, 1A,
1H, 1F, 1G, 1F, 1H, 1A, and 4E and
pass up through the edge E thats
3 beads to the left of the dangle on the
third small donut component; pass
down through the next E to the left.
Use the left thread to string 1A, 1H,
1G, 1H, and 1A; repeat for the right
thread. Locate spots at the edge of the
center small donut component to
connect these final bead strands
so the piece hangs evenly; use
each thread to connect to the
center small donut component (Fig. 10bblue thread).
Repeat these thread paths to
reinforce. Secure the thread
and trim.
Connection 4: Fold 3' of thread in
half to double it. Anchor the
thread and weave through the
beads to exit up through a top edge E
of the left small donut component

that will visually extend Connection


3. String 1E, 1G, 1A, 1H, 1F, 1H, and
1A. String {1E, 1G, 1E, 1A, 1H, 1F,
1H, and 1A} six times or to desired
length. String 1E, 1G, 11E, and one
half of the clasp; pass back through
the first E added and the rest of the
beads (Fig. 10cred thread). Repeat the
thread path to reinforce. Secure the
thread and trim. Repeat this entire
step to add the other half of the clasp
to the right small donut.
If necessary, use the permanent marker
to color any white spots showing on the
foundation.
RESOURCES Check your local bead shop or
contact: Pear-shaped cabochon: S and S Lapidary,
(865) 278-3548, www.sandslapidary.com. Lacys
Stiff Stuff beading foundation; Nymo nylon
beading thread; Delica cylinder beads; E6000
adhesive; Swarovski sequins, bicones, and drops;
and all other materials: Fire Mountain Gems and
Beads, (800) 355-2137, www.firemountaingems
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TECHNIQUES
right-angle weave
peyote stitch
picot

PROJECT LEVEL
MEET THE ARTIST

See p. 94 for helpful technique and


project-level information.

Kelly will be teaching at Bead Fest


Santa Fe, March 913, 2011.

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Kelly Wiese

queen
of diamonds
bracelet

Kelly Wiese is a
beadwork designer
who travels nationally to teach her
designs. She is the
author of Beaded
Allure (North Light,
2010). She enjoys
combining a
variety of stitches
to make beaded
components that she connects to make
the final piece.

Geometric diamonds take on a softer look with


picot edgings and crystals. A crystal-encrusted
toggle bar completes the look.

1) BASE. Work right-angle weave and


peyote stitch to form a diamond-shaped
base.
Round 1, Side 1: Use 5' of thread and 22B
to work a strip of right-angle weave
7 units long. Exit through a side B of
the final unit (Fig. 1blue thread).
Round 1, Side 2: Use 18B to work a strip of
right-angle weave 6 units long off of
Side 1. Exit through the inner B of the
final unit added to this side (Fig. 1red
thread).
Round 1, Side 3: Use 18B to work a strip of
right-angle weave 6 units long off of
Side 2. Exit through the inner B of
the final unit added to this side (Fig. 2
blue thread).
Round 1, Side 4: Use 12B to work a strip of
right-angle weave 4 units long off of
Side 3. String 1B and pass through the
inner B of the first unit in Side 1;
string 1B and pass through the nearest
B of the final unit added on this side.
Exit through an outer B of Side 1
(Fig. 2red thread).
Round 2: Work peyote stitch by stringing
1C and passing through the next outer
B in Round 1; repeat around for a
total of 28C. Step up through the first
C added in this round (Fig. 3green
thread).
Round 3: String 1B and pass through the
next C in Round 2; repeat around for

MATERIALS

a total of 28B. Weave through beads to


exit from an inner B in Round 1
(Fig. 3blue thread).
Round 4: String 1C and pass through the
next inner B in Round 1; repeat
around the inside of the base for a
total of 20C. Weave through beads to
exit from the nearest inner B in
Round 1 (Fig. 3red thread).

3 g bronze metallic size 15 Japanese seed


beads (A)
11 g bronze metallic size 11 Japanese seed
beads (B)
6 g purple matte metallic iris size 11
Japanese seed beads (C)
86 amethyst 3mm crystal bicones (D)
10 Dorado 4mm crystal bicones (E)
Size D tan nylon beading thread

TOOLS
Size 12 beading needles
Scissors

FINISHED SIZE: 7"

Fig. 1: Stitching
Sides 1 and 2 in
Round 1 of the base

Fig. 2: Adding Sides 3 and 4 in Round 1

Fig. 3: Adding Rounds 24 of the base

of the base

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2) EMBELLISHMENT. Work a second

layer of peyote stitch on the inner and


outer edges of the base to form a channel, then embellish the channel:
Inner round: String 1B and pass through
the next inner B from Base Round 1
so that the bead sits on top of the
beadwork; repeat around the inner
edge of the base for a total of 20B.
Weave through beads to exit a B from
the bases Round 1 outer edge (Fig. 4
blue thread). Note: The thread path will
be moving in the opposite direction.
Outer round: String 1B and pass through
the next B from the bases outer edge
Round 1; repeat around the outer
edge of the base for a total of 28B.
Step up through the second B added
in this round (Fig. 4red thread).
Center round: String 1C, skip the nearest
B from the inner round, and pass
through the next inner B, then string
1C, skip the nearest B from the outer
round, and pass through the next
outer B; repeat, stitching back and
forth diagonally to add a total of 24C.
Weave through beads to exit from a B
in the bases Round 3 at the outer edge
of the base (Fig. 5).

Fig. 4: Stitching the inner and


outer embellishment rounds

Fig. 5: Adding the center


embellishment round

Fig. 6: Stitching
the edging

3) EDGING. String 3A and pass

through the next B in the bases Round


3; repeat around to add picots between
each edge B (Fig. 6). Dont trim the
thread; set the diamond aside.
Repeat Steps 13 to form a second seed
beadembellished diamond, then repeat
three times to make three crystalembellished diamonds, replacing the
C in the center round in Step 2 with D.

Fig. 7: Adding Rows 2


and 3 of the clasp bar

4) CLASP BAR. Work right-angle weave

and peyote stitch to form a bar for the


toggle clasp:
Row 1: Use 2' of thread and B to work a
strip of right-angle weave 12 units long
for a total of 37B.
Row 2: String 1C and pass through the
next B in Row 1; repeat around to add
a total of 26C. Exit through the nearest B from Row 1 (Fig. 7blue thread).
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Fig. 8: Stitching the clasp bars center


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ARTISTS TIP
Embellish all the diamonds with crystals for extra sparkle
or embellish all of them with seed beads
bea for a simpler look.

Fig. 9: Connecting

Fig. 10: Connecting

the clasp bar

String 1B and pass through the


next B from Row 1; repeat around to
add a total of 24B. Step up through
the first B added in this row (Fig. 7red
thread).
Row 4: String 1D and pass through the
next B that sits diagonally from the
last B exited; repeat nine times to add
a total of 10D. Weave through beads to
exit a C in Row 2 (Fig. 8blue thread).
Picots: String 3A and pass through the
next C; repeat around the edge of the
bar for a total of 78A (Fig. 8red thread).
Connect: Weave through beads to exit the
center C on one side at the back of the
clasp bar. String 1B, 1D, 1B, 1E, 1B,
1D, and 1B; pass through the middle A
at one point of a crystal-embellished
Row 3:

two diamonds

diamond. String 1B, 1D, 1B, 1E, 1B,


1D, and 1B; pass back through the last
C exited on the clasp bar (Fig. 9).
Repeat the thread path to reinforce.
Secure the thread and trim.
5) CONNECTIONS. Weave the working

thread of one crystal-embellished diamond through the beads to exit through


the middle A of a picot at the end of one
side, right above the corner picot. String
1E and pass up through the corresponding bead of a seed beadembellished
diamond (Fig. 10green thread). Weave
through beads to exit down through the
middle A of the corner picot. Pass up
through the corner A on the first diamond and down through the last A ex-

ited on the second diamond (Fig. 10blue


thread). Weave through beads to exit up

through the middle C of the next picot.


String 1E; pass down through the corresponding A of the first diamond (Fig. 10
red thread). Repeat entire thread path to
reinforce.
Repeat entire step to connect the other
diamonds the same way, alternating the
crystal-embellished diamonds with the
seed beadembellished ones and ending
with the diamond attached to the clasp
bar. Secure the thread and trim.
RESOURCES Check your local bead shop or
contact: All materials: Beyond Beadery, (800)
840-5548, www.beyondbeadery.com. Kits: Bead
Parlor, (719) 320-2059, www.beadparlor.com.

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ARTISTS TIPS
This bezeling process works great on shells,
but it really can be done on any flat shape.
Just adjust the number of rounds to accommodate the width of your particular shape.
Working with a waxed thread lends structure and support to the beadwork, while
keeping the thread in good condition.
Beginning the bezel from the middle of the
thread gives you a working thread on each
side of the bezel, saving you the time of
weaving from one side of the bezel to the
other.
Starting the bezel with a flat peyotestitched strip allows for bead-count
adjustments.
Terrifically Tacky Tape is awesome! I use it
to stick the shell pieces together and when
I need to control the starting rows of a
beaded bezel.

TECHNIQUES
wirework
flat and tubular peyote stitch
netting

PROJECT LEVEL
See p. 94 for helpful technique and projectlevel information.

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shimmering
shells lariat
A perfectly peyote-stitched bezel encircles
four engraved shell pendants, creating a
beautiful pair of two-sided focal pieces in this
sophisticated lariat design.

1) DANGLES. String 1 rondelle on

1 head pin and form a wrapped


loop; set aside. Repeat five times to
form a total of 3 peridot and 3 amethyst dangles.
2) SEGMENTS. Use chain-nose
pliers to disassemble the chain,
forming four segments. Each segment should include 1 beaded link
and 1 jump ring. Keep the remaining 35" of the chain intact, making
sure the ends are beaded links, not
jump rings. Set aside.
3) SHELLS. Use the tape to stick the

engraved shells together:


Ovals: Use craft scissors to trim the
tape so it fits the back of 1 oval
without hanging over the edges.
Stick the tape to the oval without
removing the plastic coating. Put
the backs of the two ovals

together to test the fit (Fig. 1). If


more tape is necessary, peel the
plastic coating off the first piece
of tape and add another piece on
top. Continue until a strong
connection of the two shell
pieces is formed. Peel off the
last bit of plastic coating and
stick the back of the second
oval to the tape.
Donuts: Use craft scissors to cut
three 38" wide pieces of tape.
Stick the pieces to the back of one
donut, taking care to not overlap
the strips. Trim away any tape
that sticks out beyond the donuts
edges. Put the backs of the two
donuts together to test the fit and
adjust if necessary (Fig. 2). Peel off
the plastic coating on the tape
and stick the backs of the donuts
together.

Cynthia Rutledge
Cynthia Rutledge loves to use interesting materials when designing her
pieces, and in this case, the use of
crystal bead chain, engraved shell
pieces, and a sophisticated color palette adds interest and elegance to this
simple, contemporary lariat.
Cynthia has been sharing the art of
beading for eighteen years. Her focus
is the use of off-loom weaving to create jewelry designs that have a contemporary but timeless elegance. Passionate about history, Cynthia incorporates historical
perspective in almost all of her art, transporting the viewer of
her work to the worlds of fourteenth- to eighteenth-century
Europe and the Mediterranean. She teaches throughout the
United States and internationally, her goal being to keep the
art form of beading alive and well. Please visit Cynthias website at www.cynthiarutledge.net.

MATERIALS
2 g amber/rose luster size 15 seed beads (A)
2 g dark rose/purple metallic AB size 15 seed beads (B)
2 g rose luster size 15 seed beads (C)
2 g amber/green luster size 15 seed beads (D)
2 g medium rose/purple-lined amber size 15 seed beads (E)
2 g yellow/green luster size 15 seed beads (F)
2 g purple-lined size 15 seed beads (G)
2 g seafoam green turquoise AB size 11 cylinder beads (H)
3 g bronze/rose metallic AB size 11 cylinder beads (I)
2 g dark green/bronze metallic AB size 11 cylinder beads (J)
2 g amber/purple luster size 11 seed beads (K)
1 g medium rose/purple-lined amber size 11 seed beads (L)
1 g lavender/teal blue luster size 11 seed beads (M)
1 g dark rose/purple metallic AB size 11 seed beads (N)
1 g gilt-lined jonquil 3mm Japanese drops
3 amethyst 3.52mm rondelles
3 peridot 3.52mm rondelles
1 gold 3045mm engraved oval shell
1 pink 3045mm engraved oval shell
1 celadon 35mm engraved shell donut
1 red 35mm engraved shell donut
6 gold 24-gauge 1" ball-end head pins
3' of brandy 6mm crystal beaded gold chain
2 gold 4mm jump rings
1 3" double-sided craft tape
Nylon beading thread to match bead colors
Microcrystalline wax

TOOLS
2 pairs of chain-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Wire cutters
Craft scissors
Small sharp scissors
Thread burner (optional)
Size 12 beading needles

Fig. 1: Connecting the ovals

Fig. 2: Connecting the donuts

FINISHED SIZE: 39"


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Cut very thin strips of tape and
stick them along the outside edges of
the double-sided oval. Repeat for the
donut, this time also adding thin
strips to the inside edge of the center
hole (Fig. 3). Dont peel off the plastic
coating yet; Set aside. Note: This tape
will aid in bezeling later.

Sides:

Fig. 3: Adding tape to the outer and


inner edges of the donut

8
7
5
3

Fig. 4: Connecting the


strip into a ring

6
4
2

4) OVAL BEZEL. Peyote-stitch a bezel

around the oval:


Use 12' of waxed thread to
string an even number of H that will
wrap around the oval, plus a few
extras, as the beadwork shrinks as it is
being stitched. Slide the beads to the
center of the thread.
Row 3: String 1H, skip 1H, and pass
through the next H from the previous
round; repeat around to form a strip
of peyote stitch.
Attach: Peel the plastic coating off the
tape on the ovals edges and carefully
adhere the beadwork with the ovals
pink side up. Bring the ends together
so they meet as in Fig. 4 in the signature up/down peyote-stitch pattern. If
necessary, add or remove beads to
ensure a tight fit.
Zip: Pass the working thread through the
end H in Row 3, the next H in Row 2,
and the following H in Row 3 (Fig. 4
blue thread). Add a needle to the tail
thread and pass through the end H in
Row 1, the next H in Row 1, and the
following H in Row 1 to complete the
circle (Fig. 4red thread).
Round 4 (each side): Note: For a perfect bezel,
the highest row of peyote stitch on both
sides of the shape must be above the
edge of the shape. So, if the beadwork
reaches the top with just 3 rows, omit
this row. If more than 4 rows is necessary to achieve this, add more.
Holding the beadwork steady on the
tape, use the working thread to work
tubular peyote stitch with 1I in each
stitch. Step up for the next and subsequent rounds by passing through the
first bead added in the current round.
Repeat with the tail thread, adding 1I
in each stitch on the gold side of the
oval (Fig. 5orange threads).
Rows 1 and 2:

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4
5
6
7
8

Fig. 6: Adding the edge

Fig. 5: Stitching the bezel and adding

embellishment

the face embellishments

On the pink
side, work tubular peyote stitch with
1A in each stitch for a total of two
rounds. On the gold side, work tubular peyote stitch with 1B in each stitch
(Fig. 5green threads).
Round 7 (each side): If needed to ensure a
tight fit, work one more round of
tubular peyote stitch on the ovals pink
side with 1A in each stitch and one
more round on the gold side with 1B
in each stitch. Weave the working and
tail threads through beads to exit
from the second-to-last round stitched
on both sides (Fig. 5blue threads).
Round 8: On the pink side, string 1G and
pass through the next A in Round 6;
repeat around to stitch in the ditch
and fill in the spaces between A beads.
Repeat on the gold side, this time
using 1F in each stitch (Fig. 5red
threads). Weave the working thread
through beads to exit from an H in
Row 2.
Edge embellishment: String 1M and pass
through the next H in Row 2; repeat
around the oval pendant. Weave
through beads to exit 4M down from
the hole in the oval. Set up the thread
so it exits toward the top of the oval
(Fig. 6).
Loops: String 1M, 3A, the jump ring of 1
beaded link from Step 2, and 1M.
Skip 1M along the edge and pass
through the next M. Weave through
beads to exit the M that mirrors the
last one exited, on the same end of the
oval. String 1M, 3A, the jump ring of
Rounds 5 and 6 (each side):

Fig. 7: Stitching the loops


and dangles

1 beaded link, and 1M; skip 1M along


the edge and pass through the following M. Weave through beads to exit
from an inner A (Round 6 or 7), right
above the hole on the pink side of the
oval (Fig. 7blue thread).
Dangles: String 3 amethyst dangles and
pass through the next A in Round 6 or
7 (Fig. 7red thread); repeat the thread
path to reinforce. Secure the working
thread and trim. Weave the tail thread
through beads to exit from Round 6
or 7 on the gold side of the oval, right
above the hole. String 3 peridot dangles and pass through the next B in
Round 6 or 7; repeat the thread path
to reinforce. Secure the tail thread
and trim; set the oval aside.
5) DONUT BEZEL. Stitch a bezel for

the outside edge of the donut:


Use 12' of waxed thread to
string an even number of I that will
wrap around the donut, plus a few
extras, as the beadwork shrinks as it is
being stitched. Slide the beads to the
center of the thread.
Row 3: String 1I, skip 1I, and pass
through the next I from the previous
Rows 1 and 2:

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6 7
5
4
3
2
1
4
5
6
7

Fig. 9: Adding the


loops and drops on
the donut

Fig. 8: Stitching the


donut bezel

round; repeat around to form a strip


of peyote stitch.
Attach: Peel the plastic coating off the
tape on the donuts edges and carefully
adhere the beadwork with the donuts
celedon side up. Bring the ends
together so they meet as in Fig. 4 in
the signature up/down peyote-stitch
pattern. If necessary, add or remove
beads to ensure a tight fit as with
the oval.
Zip: Pass the working thread through the
end I in Row 3, the next I in Row 2,
and the following I in Row 3 (Fig. 4
blue thread). Add a needle to the tail
thread and pass through the end I in
Row 1, the next I in Row 1, and the
following I in Row 1 to complete the
circle (Fig. 4red thread).
Round 4 (each side): Note: For a perfect
bezel, the highest row of peyote stitch
on both sides of the shape must be
above the edge of the shape. So, if the
beadwork reaches the top with just
3 rows, omit this row. If more than
4 rows is necessary to achieve this,
add more.
Holding the beadwork steady on the
tape, use the working thread to work
tubular peyote stitch with 1I in each
stitch. Step up for the next and subsequent rounds by passing through the
first bead added in the current round.
Repeat with the tail thread, adding 1I
in each stitch on the gold side of the
oval (Fig. 5orange threads).
Rounds 5 and 6 (each side): On the celadon
side, work tubular peyote stitch with
1C in each stitch for a total of 2
rounds. On the red side, work tubular
peyote stitch with 1F in each stitch.
Round 7 (each side): If needed, work one
more round of tubular peyote stitch
on the donuts celadon side with 1C in

each stitch and one more round on


the red side with 1F in each stitch.
Weave one of the threads through
beads to exit from the middle row
of cylinder beads (Fig. 8).
Edge embellishment: String 1N and pass
through the next I in Row 2; repeat
around. Exit from 1N.
Loops: String 1N, 3D, the jump ring of
1 beaded link, and 1N. Skip 1N along
the edge and pass through the next N.
Weave through beads along the donuts
edge to exit the fourth N. String 1N,
3D, the jump ring of the remaining
beaded link, and 1N. Skip 1N along
the edge and pass through the following N. Weave through beads to exit
from an inner F (Round 6 or 7)
between the two loops just added on
the donuts celadon side (Fig. 9blue
thread).
Drops: On the celadon side, string
3 drops, skip 1C, and pass through the
next C to form a fringe. Secure the
thread and trim (Fig. 9red thread). Use
the remaining thread to repeat on the
red side, passing through F instead.
6) DONUT CENTER. Add an embel-

lished peyote-stitched tube to the center


of the donut:
Rows 1 and 2: Use 4' of waxed thread to
string an even number of J that when
formed into a circle later will fit neatly
inside the donuts center.
Row 3: Work flat peyote stitch using 1J in
each stitch.
Zip: Form the strip into a ring with the
same technique as before. Test the
ring for fit and make adjustments as
necessary, but dont insert the ring
into the donut center yet.
Round 4 (each side): Use the working
thread to work 1J in each stitch. Step

Fig. 10: Embellishing the


donuts center tube

up through the first J added in this


round. Repeat with the tail thread to
add 1J in each stitch at the other end
of the tube.
Attach: Remove the tapes plastic coating
on the donuts inside edge. Center the
tube within the hole and stick it to the
tape.
Round 5 (each side): Use the thread on the
donuts celadon side to peyote-stitch
1K in each stitch. Step up through the
first bead added in this round (Fig. 10
blue thread). Repeat for the red side,
this time using 1L in each stitch.
Round 6 (each side): Use the thread on the
donuts celadon side to string 3D and
pass through the next K in the previous round; repeat around (Fig. 10red
thread). Secure this thread and trim.
Repeat for the red side, this time
using 3E in each stitch.
7) ASSEMBLY. Use one 4mm jump

ring to connect the open ends of the


2 beaded links on the oval and one end
of the long chain. Use one 4mm jump
ring to connect the open ends of the
2 beaded links on the donut to the
other end of the long chain.
RESOURCES Check your local bead shop or
contact: Kits containing Swarovski chain, One-G
nylon beading thread, Delica cylinder beads,
Lillypilly Designs shells, Terrifically Tacky Tape and
all other materials: Cynthia Rutledge Studio, (909)
338-0296, www.cynthiarutledge.net.

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project

north star
necklace
Glorianne Ljubich

This stunning necklace uses


crisply woven links of cylinder
beads, seed beads, peanutshaped beads, smoky crystal
rivolis, and sultry crystal bicones
to achieve a dramatic effect.

TECHNIQUES
tubular peyote stitch
circular herringbone stitch
ladder stitch
netting

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

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MATERIALS

ARTISTS TIP
When attaching the links to each other, use the tail to tighten any loose
beads around the links edge before securing and trimming the tail.

1) RIVOLI LINK. Work a tubular peyote-

stitched bezel and embellish it to form a


rivoli link:
Rounds 1 and 2: Use 4' feet of thread to
string 36B, leaving a 6" tail. Tie a
square knot to form a tight circle; pass
through the first B strung.
Round 3: String 1B, skip the next B in the
previous round, and pass through the
following B; repeat to add a total of
18B. Step up through the first B added
in this round (Fig. 1green thread).
Rounds 4 and 5: Work 18 tubular peyote
stitches with 1A in each stitch. Step
up through the first A added in this
round. Repeat to form another
round. Tighten the final round by
weaving through it again without adding any beads. Weave through beads to
exit from Round 1 (Fig. 1blue thread).
Rounds 6 and 7: Place the rivoli in the
beadwork faceup. Hold the rivoli in
place while repeating Rounds 4 and 5
on the front side of the rivoli. Weave
through beads to exit from Round 2
(Fig. 1red thread).
Round 8: String 1C and 1D, skip the next
B in Round 2, and pass through the
following B. String 1D and 1E, skip
the next B, and pass through the
following B. String 1E and 1C, skip
the next B, and pass through the
following B. Repeat this section two
times to add a total of 18 beads. Weave
through beads to exit the first D added
in this round (Fig 2).
Round 9: Work a round of circular herringbone stitch by stringing 2D, passing through the next D and E added
in Round 8. String 2E; pass through
the next E and C added in Round 8.
String 2C; pass through the next C
and D added in Round 8. Repeat this
round twice to add a total of 18 beads.

Weave through beads to exit from


the first D added in this round (Fig. 3).
Round 10: String 1F and pass down
through the next bead in Round 9,
then string 1G and pass up through
the following bead in Round 9; repeat
eight times for a total of 9F and 9G.
Step up through the first F added
in this round (Fig. 4). Dont trim the
thread. Set the rivoli link aside.
Repeat entire step five times to form
a total of 6 rivoli links.
Clasp button: Form a clasp button by
repeating Rounds 17, this time using
3' of thread and the button rivoli.
Dont trim the thread. Set the
button aside.

3 g silver-lined crystal clear size 15 seed


beads (A)
3 g silver-lined transparent burgundy wine
size 11 cylinder beads (B)
8 g each 24mm Japanese peanut beads in
opaque matte brown pearl (C), silver gray
luster (D), and metallic silver (E)
225 garnet 3mm crystal bicones (F)
150 light gray 3mm crystal pearls (G)
6 black diamond 14mm crystal rivolis
1 black diamond 14mm crystal rivoli button
Smoke 6 lb braided beading thread

TOOLS
2 size 12 beading needles
Scissors or thread burner

FINISHED SIZE: 16"; 2" (focal)

Fig. 1: Stitching Rounds 17 of the rivoli link

Fig. 2: Adding Round 8 of the rivoli link

Fig. 3: Stitching Round 9 of the rivoli link

Fig. 4: Adding Round 10 of the rivoli link

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Fig. 7:
Attaching
links

Fig. 5: Working
Rounds 13 of the
beaded ring

Fig. 8: Attaching
the button

Fig. 9: Stitching
the clasp loop

Fig. 6: Arranging
the links

2) RINGS. Form a beaded ring:

Use 3' to ladder-stitch a strip


12 beads long and 1 bead high in this
order: 2C, 2D, 2E, 2C, 2D, and 2E.
Ladder-stitch the first and last beads
together to form a ring. Exit up
through the first C added (Fig. 5green
thread).
Round 2: Work a round of circular
herringbone stitch, adding 2 beads
per stitch in the following order: 2C,
2D, 2E, 2C, 2D, 2E. At the end of the
round, step up through the first C
added in Rounds 1 and 2 (Fig. 5blue
thread).
Round 3: String 1F and pass down
through the next Round 2 bead, then
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string 1G and pass up through the


following Round 2 bead; repeat five
times to add a total of 6F and 6G.
Weave through beads to exit through
the first F added in this round (Fig. 5
red thread). Dont trim the thread. Set
the ring aside.
Repeat entire step fifteen times to form
a total of 16 rings.
3) ASSEMBLY. Connect all the rivoli

links and rings to form the necklace:


Arrange: Follow Fig. 6 to arrange the rivoli
links and rings into the proper configuration.
Stitch: Use the working thread of one
ring to connect it to the next ring by

stringing 1F, passing through the F


of the second link, stringing 1F, and
passing through the last F exited on
the first link (Fig. 7). Repeat the thread
path several times to reinforce. Secure
the thread and trim. Repeat this section to connect each ring and rivoli
link at the red circles marked on
Fig. 6.
Clasp button: Use the working thread of
the beaded ring on the left side of the
necklace to string 3F; pass through the
last F exited. Repeat the thread path
twice to reinforce and exit through
the second F just added (Fig. 8blue
thread). String 3B, 1F, 4B, the button,
and 4B; pass back through the last F

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added. String 3B; pass through the


second F added at the beginning of
this section (Fig. 8red thread). Repeat
the entire thread path to reinforce.
Secure the thread and trim.
4) LOOP. Form the clasp loop:

Use the working thread


of the beaded ring on the right side of
the necklace to string 3F; pass through
the last F exited. Repeat the thread
path twice to reinforce and exit
through the second F just added
(Fig. 9orange thread).
Rounds 1 and 2: String 36B; pass through
the last F exited (Fig. 9black thread).
Round 3: String 1B, skip 1B from the previous round, and pass through the
next B; repeat seventeen times to add
a total of 18B. Weave through beads to
exit the first B added in this round
(Fig. 9green thread).
Connection point:

String 3A and pass through the


next B from Round 3; repeat sixteen
times to add 17 nets (51A). Weave
through beads to exit the second A
added in this round (Fig. 9blue thread).
Round 5: String 1F and pass through the
second A in the next net in Round 4;
repeat fifteen times to add a total of
16F (Fig. 9red thread). Secure the
thread and trim.
Round 4:

GLORIANNE LJUBICH has enjoyed beading for


over a decade. While she is most able to reach a
Zen state while beadweaving, she utilizes multiple
techniques in her eclectic style. She designs and
teaches in Seattle, Washington.
RESOURCES Check your local bead shop or
contact: Delica cylinder beads; FireLine braided
beading thread; Swarovski bicones, pearls, and
rivolis, and all other materials: FusionBeads.com,
(888) 781-3559.

OP TION
Create a pair of earrings by forming six
beaded rings. Attach the links to one
another as described in Step 3. Add a
connection point as in Step 4 at one
end of the assembly. Use the connection point to attach an ear wire.

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1) BUCKLE. Peyote-stitch a 3-D rectangle:

brilliant buckle
bracelet
Diane Dennis

A tubular peyote-stitched rectangle


doubles as a buckle in this bold and
striking bracelet.

ARTISTS TIPS
beadfest.com

MEET THE ARTIST


Diane will be teaching at Bead Fest
Philadelphia, August 19-21, 2011.

TECHNIQUES
tubular, circular, and flat peyote stitch
herringbone stitch

You can choose what type of


thread to use, but I like to use
Silamide for the bracelet band
and FireLine for the buckle.
Peyote stitch tends to loosen a
bit as its worn, so I find stretching the beading thread and
working with a tight tension
helps. I also work with a double
strand of thread, which helps
retain thread tension.

PROJECT LEVEL

Tie a tension bead to the center


of 12' of thread. String 60A and let them
slide to the tension bead. Tie a square
knot to form a circle and pass through
the first A strung, leaving " slack.
Remove the tension bead and wind the
tail thread around the bobbin.
Round 3: String 1A, skip 1A from the previous round, and pass through the following A; repeat to add a total of 30A. Step
up for the next round by passing
through the first A added in this and
subsequent rounds (Fig. 1green thread).
Round 4: Work eight tubular peyote
stitches with 1A in each stitch, then
work one stitch with 2A. Work five
tubular peyote stitches with 1A in each
stitch, then work one stitch with 2A.
Repeat from the beginning of this
round (Fig. 1blue thread).
Round 5: Work eight tubular peyote
stitches with 1A in each stitch, then
string 2A and pass down through the
next A added in the previous round to
form a herringbone stitch. Work six
tubular peyote stitches with 1A in each
stitch, then string 2A and pass down
through the next A. Work nine tubular
peyote stitches with 1A in each stitch,
then string 2A and pass down through
the next A. Work six tubular peyote
stitches with 1A in each stitch, then
string 2A and pass down through the
next A. Work one stitch with 1A (Fig. 1
red thread).
Round 6: Work eight tubular peyote stitches
with 1B in each stitch, then string 2A
and pass down through the next A added
in the previous round. Work seven tubular peyote stitches with 1B in each stitch,
then string 2A and pass down through
the next A. Work ten tubular peyote
stitches with 1B in each stitch, then string
2A and pass down through the next A.
Work eight tubular peyote stitches with 1B
in each stitch, then string 2A and pass
down through the next A. Work two tubular peyote stitches with 1B in each stitch
(Fig. 2black thread).

Rounds 12:

See p. 94 for helpful technique and


project-level information.

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Work eight tubular peyote


stitches with 1B in each stitch, then
string 2A and pass down through the
next A added in the previous round.
Work eight tubular peyote stitches
with 1B in each stitch, then string 2A
and pass down through the next A.
Work eleven tubular peyote stitches
with 1B in each stitch, then string 2A
and pass down through the next A.
Work eight tubular peyote stitches
with 1B in each stitch, then string 2A
and pass down through the next A.
Work three tubular peyote stitches
with 1B in each stitch (Fig. 2orange
thread).
Round 8: Work eight tubular peyote
stitches with 1B in each stitch, then
string 2A and pass down through the
next A added in the previous round.
Work nine tubular peyote stitches with
1B in each stitch, then string 2A and
pass down through the next A. Work
twelve tubular peyote stitches with 1B
in each stitch, then string 2A and pass
down through the next A. Work nine
tubular peyote stitches with 1B in each
stitch, then string 2A and pass down
through the next A. Work four tubular peyote stitches with 1B in each
stitch (Fig. 2brown thread).
Round 9: Work eight tubular peyote
stitches with 1B in each stitch, then
string 2A and pass down through the
next A added in the previous round. Work ten tubular peyote stitches with 1B
in each stitch, then string
2A and pass down through
the next A. Work thirteen
tubular peyote stitches with
1B in each stitch, then
string 2A and pass down
through the next A. Work
ten tubular peyote stitches
with 1B in each stitch, then
string 2A and pass down
through the next A. Work
five tubular peyote stitches
with 1B in each stitch
(Fig. 2pink thread).
Round 7:

Work eight tubular peyote


stitches with 1B in each stitch, then
string 2A and pass down through the
next A added in the previous round.
Work eleven tubular peyote stitches
with 1B in each stitch, then string 2A
and pass down through the next A.
Work fourteen tubular peyote stitches
with 1B in each stitch, then string 2A
and pass down through the next A.
Work eleven tubular peyote stitches
with 1B in each stitch, then string 2A
and pass down through the next A.
Work six tubular peyote stitches with
1B in each stitch (Fig. 2purple thread).
Round 11: Work eight tubular peyote
stitches with 1A in each stitch, then
string 2A and pass down through the
next A added in the previous round.
Work twelve tubular peyote stitches
with 1A in each stitch, then string 2A
and pass down through the next A.
Work fifteen tubular peyote stitches
Round 10:

Fig. 1: Stitching Rounds 15 of the buckle

Fig. 2: Stitching Rounds 613 of the buckle

MATERIALS
5 g antique silver size 11 cylinder beads (A)
5 g light gray size 11 cylinder beads (B)
20 g antique silver metallic size 11 hex
cylinder beads (C)
3 silver 8mm pressed-glass flowers
Smoke size D nylon or 6 lb braided beading
thread
Beading wax (optional)

TOOLS
Size 12 beading needles
Scissors
Bobbin

FINISHED SIZE: 7" (overall


bracelet length); 2" x 2" (buckle)

with 1A in each stitch, then string 2A


and pass down through the next A.
Work twelve tubular peyote stitches
with 1A in each stitch, then string 2A
and pass down through the next A.
Work seven tubular peyote stitches
with 1A in each stitch (Fig. 2green
thread).
Round 12: Work eight tubular peyote
stitches with 1A in each stitch, then
string 2A and pass down through the
next A added in the previous round.
Work thirteen tubular peyote stitches
with 1A in each stitch, then string 2A
and pass down through the next A.
Work sixteen tubular peyote stitches
with 1A in each stitch, then string 2A
and pass down through the next
A. Work thirteen tubular peyote
stitches with 1A in each stitch,
then string 2A and pass down
through the next A. Work eight
tubular peyote stitches with 1A
in each stitch (Fig. 2blue thread).
Round 13: Work eight tubular
peyote stitches with 1A in each
stitch, then string 1A and pass
down through the next A added
in the previous round. Work
fourteen tubular peyote stitches
with 1A in each stitch, then
string 1A and pass down through
the next A. Work seventeen
tubular peyote stitches with 1A

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Fig. 3: Zipping the edges of the buckle

in each stitch, then string 1A and pass


down through the next A. Work
fourteen tubular peyote stitches with
1A in each stitch, then string 1A and
pass down through the next A. Work
nine tubular peyote stitches with 1A in
each stitch (Fig. 2red thread). Set the
needle aside.
Place a needle on the other end of the
thread. Repeat Rounds 412 for the
second side.
Zip: Touch the second sides Round 12 to
the first sides Round 13 so the beads
interlock like a zipper. Weave back and
forth through these beads in a peyotestitch thread path to form a seamless
join (Fig. 3). Secure the thread and
trim. Set the buckle aside.
2) BASE. Work three-drop peyote stitch

Fig. 4: Adding Rows 3 and 4 of the base

Fig. 5: Stitching
the strips

to form the body of the cuff:


Rows 12: String a tension bead at the
end of 4' of thread, leaving a 6" tail.
String 26C.
Row 3: String 1C, skip 1C from the previous row, and pass through the following 3C. String 3C, skip 3C from the
previous row, and pass through the
following 3C; repeat twice. String 3C,
skip 3C, and pass through the following 1C to add a total of 13C (Fig. 4blue
thread).
Row 4: String 1C and pass back through
the last 3C added in the previous row.
String 3C and pass back through the
next 3C added in the previous row;
repeat twice. String 3C, skip 3C, and
pass through the following 1C to add a
total of 13C (Fig. 4red thread).
Rows 5 and on: Repeat Row 4 to work a
strip of flat peyote stitch 5" to
6" long. Note: These lengths are
approximate and can be adjusted later.

Weave through beads to exit from


the second set of 3C in the strips
second-to-last row. Work a strip of
three-drop peyote stitch off the base
thats 6C wide and 30 rows long (Fig. 5
blue thread). Dont trim the thread.
Strip 2: Start a new 1' thread that exits
from the fourth set of 3C in the strips
second-to-last row. Work a strip of
three-drop peyote stitch 6C wide and
30 rows long (Fig. 5red thread).
Connect: Lay one of the buckles long
edges across the strips just formed.
*Loop one of the strips through the
buckle and stitch the strip end to the
base to hold the buckle in place (Fig. 6).
Exit up through the center of the connection point, string 1 flower and 1C,
and pass back down through the
flower and the base (Fig. 7); repeat the
thread path several times to reinforce.
Secure all threads and trim. Repeat
from * to connect and embellish the
other strip.

3) BUCKLE CONNECTION. Peyote-

4) CLASP. Peyote-stitch the clasp:

stitch strips off the base and use them to


secure the buckle to the base:

Tab:

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Strip 1:

Turn the base so Row 1 is up. Start a


new 3' thread that exits the fourth C

from the right edge. Work three


peyote stitches with 3C in each stitch
for a total of 31 rows (Fig. 8green
thread). Form a hidden turnaround to
pass back through the final set of 3C
added. Work two peyote stitches with
3C in each stitch for a total of 12 rows
(Fig. 8blue thread). Form a hidden
turnaround to pass back through the
final set of 3C added. Work one peyote
stitch with 3C in each stitch for a total
of 12 rows (Fig. 8red thread).
Loop, Rounds 12: String 15C or enough
to fit snugly around a flower. Pass
through the final 2 rows added on the
tab to exit from 3C on the tab.
Loop, Round 3: String 1C, skip the 1C just
added, and pass through the next C;
repeat around to add a total of 7C.
String 1C and pass through the final
2 rows of the tab. Step up through the
first C added in this round.
Loop, Round 4: Work circular peyote stitch
in this bead order: 2C, 2C, 1C, 2C,
1C, 2C, and 2C (Fig. 9). Repeat the
thread path to reinforce. Secure the
thread and trim.

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Fig. 6: Attaching
the strip to the
base

Fig. 7: Embellishing
the loop with a
flower bead

Test the bracelet for size, threading the tab through the other side of
the buckle until the loop touches the
base. Start a new 8" thread at this
point so it exits from the front of the
base. String 1C, 1 flower, and 1C; pass
back through the flower, the next C,
and into the base. Repeat the thread
path to reinforce. Secure the thread
and trim.

Button:

Fig. 8:
Stitching
the tab

Fig. 9: Adding
the loop

DIANE DENNIS is primarily a self-taught bead


artist. She has been teaching beadwork in the
northern Virginia area at Stars Beads in Vienna,
Accents Beads in Rockville, Maryland, and
Bead Obsessions in Alexandria. Contact Diane at
DianeDennisBeadwork@comcast.net and
through her website, www.DianeDennisBead
work.com.
RESOURCES Check your local bead shop or
contact: Delica beads and all other materials:
Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, (800) 355-2137,
www.firemountaingems.com.

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diamond of pearls
pendant
Tr a n g G o r d o n

Double up two-needle right-angle weave


to form this elegant two-layer, completely
reversible diamond pendant.

ARTISTS TIP

TECHNIQUES
two-needle right-angle weave
netting

For a reversible pendant with two


different looks, use different-colored
pearls on each side of the diamond.

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

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MATERIALS
3 g medium amethyst rainbow size 11 seed
beads (A)
2 g metallic gold size 11 seed beads (B)
1 g silver-lined green size 11 seed beads (C)
12 crystal satin AB 4mm crystal bicones (D)
56 cream 3mm crystal pearl rounds (E)
16 light purple 3mm crystal pearl rounds (F)
1 amethyst 715mm crystal faceted
teardrop
Crystal 6 lb braided beading thread

1) LAYER 1. Work two-needle right-

angle weave to form the bottom layer


of the pendant:
Side 1: Mark one end of 6' of thread with
the red pen and the other end with
the black pen. Place a needle on each
end of the thread. String 1E, 1A, and
1E on the red thread, then string 1A
on the black thread; cross the needles
through the last E strung. String 1A
and 1E on the red thread and 1A on
the black thread, then cross the needles through the last E strung; repeat
to add a total of 7E.
Corner 1: String 1A, 1D, 1A, and 1E on
the red thread and 1A on the black
thread; cross the needles through the
last E strung to form the first corner.
Side 2: String 1A and 1E on the red
thread and 1A on the black thread,
then cross the needles through the last
E strung; repeat to add a total of 7E.
Corner 2: String 1A, 1D, 1A, and 1E on
the black thread and 1A on the red
thread; cross the needles through the
last E strung to form the first corner.
Repeat Side 1, Corner 1, and Side 2.
Connect: String 1A on the red thread and
1A, 1D, and 1A on the black thread;
cross the needles through the first E
added in this step. Pass the black
thread through the nearest A. Weave
the red thread through beads to exit
toward the inside of the square, from
the first A added on the black thread.
Note: The needles will exit in opposite
directions with the black on the left
and the red on the right (Fig. 1).

TOOLS

Fig. 1: Completing
Layer 1

Red and black permanent marking pens


Scissors
2 size 12 beading needles

FINISHED SIZE: 1 x 2"

Fig. 2: Adding the first


stitch at the inner edge
of the square

the previous step and pass the black


thread through the following inner A to
form a decrease (Fig. 3a). Continue working in the same manner to add a round
of double-needle right-angle weave to
the inside of Layer 1. Weave through
beads to exit from the second A added in
this step, with the needles exiting in opposite directions (Fig. 3).
3) LAYER 2. Work double-needle right-

Fig. 3: Finishing the inner


edge of the square

angle weave, repeating Layer 1 but using


the inner A from the previous step as the
inner side of each unit (Fig. 4).
4) OUTER EDGE. Working around the
outside edge of the square, connect the
outer A of Layers 1 and 2 by adding 1C
in each two-needle right-angle-weave
unit on the sides and passing through
1D at the corners (Fig. 5). Secure the
thread and trim. Set the square aside.

2) INNER EDGE. String 3A on the red

thread and cross the black thread


through the third A just added. Pass the
red thread through the next inner A
added in the previous step (Fig. 2).
*String 2A on the black thread and cross
the red thread through the second A just
added, then pass the black thread
through the following inner A added in
the previous step; repeat from * three
times, alternating red and black threads.
String 2A on the black thread and cross
the red thread through the second A just
added. Skip 1A on the inner A added in

Fig. 5: Adding the outer edge


Fig. 4: Stitching Layer 2
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5) FLOWER. Work two-needle right-

angle weave to form a 2-layer flower:


Use 6' of new thread to string
8A. Slide the beads to the middle of
the thread and tie a knot to form a
tight circle. Pass one end through the
nearest A. Mark the end of the left
thread with the red pen and the end
of the right thread with the black pen.
Round 2: String 1F, 1D, and 1F on the
black thread and cross the red thread
through the last F added; pass the
black thread through the next A of
Round 1. String 1D and 1F on the red
thread and cross the black thread
through the last F, then pass the red
thread through the following A of
Round 1; repeat around, alternating
black and red threads, for a total of
7 right-angle-weave units. For the
final unit, pass the black thread
through the first F added in this step
and string 1D; cross the red thread
through the D (Fig. 6).
Round 3: String 1F, 1A, and 1F on the
black thread and cross the red thread
through the last F added. Pass the
black thread through the next D of
Round 2. String 1A and 1F on the red
thread, cross the black thread through
the last F added, then pass the red
thread through the following D in
Round 2; repeat around, alternating
black and red threads, for a total of
7 right-angle-weave units. For the final
unit, string 1A on the red thread and
pass the black thread through the next
D of Round 2, the first F added in this
round, and cross through the A just
added (Fig. 7). Weave through beads to
exit from a D of Round 2, with the
threads exiting in opposite directions.
Round 4: String 1B on the black thread
and pass through the next D of Round
2; repeat to add a total of 8B (Fig. 8
blue thread).
Round 5: Pass the red thread through the
nearest B of Round 4; string 5B and
pass through the next B of Round 4;
Round 1:

50

Fig. 6: Stitching

Fig. 7: Working

Round 2 of the
flower

Round 3 of the
flower

Fig. 8: Stitching
Rounds 4 and 5 of the
flower

repeat around to add a total of 40B.


Exit from the third B added in this
round (Fig. 8red thread).
Connect: Place the flower inside the
beadwork formed in Steps 14 so four
of the flowers nets added in Round 5
touch the inside edge of the square.
Use any thread available to securely
stitch the center B of each point to the
inside edge of the square (Fig. 9green
thread). Secure the thread and trim.
Drop: Start 8" of new thread that exits a
corner D on the square. String 5B,
the teardrop, and 2B; pass back
through the third B first added.
String 2B; pass through the last
D exited (Fig. 9blue thread). Repeat
the thread path to reinforce. Secure
the thread and trim.
Bail: Start 2' of new thread that exits the
D on the corner opposite the drop;
thread a needle on each end and color
one thread end red and the other
black. String 4B on the red thread
and 3B on the black thread and cross

Fig. 9: Adding
the flower, drop,
and bail

the needles through the fourth B just


strung on the red thread; repeat three
times (Fig. 9red thread). String 3B on
the red thread and 3B on the black
thread; making sure the bail isnt
twisted, cross the needles through the
first D exited in this section. Secure
the thread and trim.
TRANG GORDON lives in Irvine, California,
where she enjoys doing beadwork and sharing her
designs with friends.
RESOURCES Check your local bead shop or
contact: FireLine braided beading thread,
Swarovski teardrop and pearls, and all other
materials: JJ Bead, (714) 848-5626,
www.jjbead.com.

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miriam bangle
J e a n Po we r

Inspired by a piece by Miriam Haskell,


this memory-wire-supported bangle uses
simple beading techniques to encase a
rivoli at each end.

editors tip
Use mint and forest green beads
combined with a crystal AB rivoli
for a different, bold look.

TECHNIQUES
tubular peyote stitch
wireworking

PROJECT LEVEL
See p. 94 for helpful technique and projectlevel information.

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MATERIALS
1 g clear lavender size 15 cylinder beads (A)
2 g gunmetal-lined clear size 15 seed
beads (B)
9 g galvanized silver size 15 seed beads (C)
2 g galvanized silver size 11 cylinder
beads (D)
2 foil-backed violet 14mm crystal rivolis
White size D nylon beading thread
Silver bracelet-size memory wire (2 rings
long)

ARTISTS TIPS
Always make sure you step up at the end of your rounds to be
in the correct place to continue.
When working the rope, you know youre ready to step up for
the next round when you reach a B bead.
Forming the wire loops so they sit perpendicular to the memory
wire makes it possible for the rivolis to sit facing up and away
from your wrist rather than pointing toward each other.

TOOLS
Size 12 beading needle
Scissors
Memory-wire cutters
Round-nose pliers

FINISHED SIZE: Adjustable


1) BEZEL 1. Work tubular peyote stitch

to bezel a rivoli:
Use 6' of thread to string
36D, leaving a 6" tail. Pass through
the first D strung to form a circle.
Round 3: Work 1A in each stitch for a total
of 18A. Step up for the next and subsequent rounds by passing through
the first bead added in the current
round (Fig. 1).

Rounds 12:

6
2
4

7
1

Work 1 stitch with 1B, then


work 14 stitches with 1C in each stitch
(Fig. 4blue thread path).

Round 10:

3
5

Fig. 2: Working Rounds 48 of the bezel

Work 1 stitch with 1B, then work


4 stitches with 1C in each stitch. Pass
through the next up bead from the
previous round to form a decrease.
Work 5 stitches with 1C in each stitch,
then form a decrease; repeat once
(Fig. 3).

Round 9:

Fig. 4: Stitching Rounds 10 and 11 of the bezel

Fig. 1: Stitching Round 3 of the bezel

Work 1B in each stitch for a


total of 18B in each of the 2 rounds.
Weave through beads to exit Round 1.
Round 6: Work 1D in each stitch for a
total of 18D.
Round 7: Insert 1 rivoli into the beadwork
facedown. Work 1C in each stitch for a
total of 18C.
Round 8: Work 1B in each stitch for a total
of 18B (Fig. 2).
Rounds 45:

Work 1 stitch with 1B, then 2


stitches with 1C in each stitch. Pass
through the next 2 up beads from the
previous round to form 2 decreases,
then work 1C in each of 3 stitches;
repeat once (Fig. 4red thread path).
Round 12: Work 1 stitch with 1B, then 8
stitches with 1C in each stitch (Fig. 5
blue thread path).
Round 11:

Fig. 3: Adding Round 9 of the bezel

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Work 1 stitch with 1B, then


5 stitches with 1C in each stitch. Note:
The second, fourth, and sixth beads
will bridge over large gaps (Fig. 5red
thread path).

Round 13:

3) BEZEL 2. Repeat Step 1 to bezel


the second rivoli, then work 3 rounds
of the rope from Step 2.
4) ASSEMBLY. Finish the bracelet:

Use round-nose pliers to


form a simple loop at each end of the
memory wire. Pass one end of the
wire through the beaded rope.
Zip: Place the rope section of Bezel 2 over
the opposite end of the memory wire.
If necessary, stitch more tubular peyote rounds so the ropes are long
enough that the final rounds of the
two bezels can meet. Interlock the
beads of the rope ends like a zipper,
making sure the Cs align to continue
the spiral. Weave back and forth
through the rope ends, seamlessly
connecting the ropes (Fig. 6).
Memory wire:

Fig. 5: Adding Rounds 12 and 13 of the bezel

2) ROPE. Stitching right off the bezel,


work 1 stitch with 1B and 5 stitches with
1C in each stitch. Repeat until the rope
is 12" or long enough to wrap the wrist
twice. Set the beadwork aside.

JEAN POWER is an award-winning jewelry


designer, author, and teacher. When not teaching
or writing, she loves to combine beads with mixed
materials and techniques and play roller derby.
Visit her website at www.jeanpower.com.

Fig. 6: Zipping the rope ends

RESOURCES Check your local bead shop or


contact: Swarovski crystal rivoli (article #1122),
Delica cylinder beads, Nymo nylon beading thread,
and all other materials: Bead Merchant, www
.beadmerchant.co.uk. Similar materials: Fusion
Beads.com, (888) 781-3559.

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ARTISTS TIPS

royal delta collar


Susan B. Swanson

Pair iris cylinder beads with metallic seed


beads to create a series of contrasting triangles
that form an elegant necklace.

Embellish the collar with crystal bicones


or teardrops when working the picot
edging.
Use a slide clasp in place of the toggle
by adding additional seed-bead loops
to the ends of the necklace.
The necklace can be made with either
odd-count or even-count peyote
stitch.
To widen the necklace, string
additional beads at the beginning.
1) BASE. Peyote-stitch the body of the

necklace:
Use 4' of thread to string
4C and 5B, leaving a 8" tail.
Row 3: String 1B, skip the last B added,
and pass back through the next B;
repeat once. String 1C, skip the following C, and pass back through the
next C; repeat once. String 1C and tie
the tail and working threads together,
tightening the beads into place. Pass
back through the last C added (Fig. 1
green thread).
Row 4: String 1C and pass back through
the next C from the previous row;
repeat once. String 1C and pass back
through the next B. String 1B and pass
back through the next B (Fig. 1blue
thread).
Row 5: Work one peyote stitch with 1B and
four stitches with 1C in each stitch.
Form a hidden turnaround to exit back
through the last C added (Fig. 1red
thread).
Rows 1 and 2:

TECHNIQUES

Fig. 1: Stitching Rows 15 of the base

peyote stitch
whipstitch
picot

Continue working odd-count peyote stitch,


forming a hidden turnaround in the odd
rows, in this bead-stitch order:
Row 6: Four stitches with 1C in each stitch.
Row 7: Five stitches with 1C in each stitch.

PROJECT LEVEL
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Four stitches with 1C in


each stitch.
Row 9: One stitch with 1B and four
stitches with 1C in each stitch.
Row 10: Three stitches with 1C in each
stitch and one stitch with 1B.
Row 11: Two stitches with 1B in each
stitch and three stitches with 1C in
each stitch.
Row 12: Two stitches with 1B in each
stitch and two stitches with 1C in
each stitch.
Row 13: Three stitches with 1B in each
stitch and two stitches with 1C in
each stitch.
Row 14: One stitch with 1C and three
stitches with 1B in each stitch.
Row 15: Four stitches with 1B in
each stitch and one stitch with 1C.
Row 16: Four stitches with 1B in
each stitch.
Row 17: Five stitches with 1B in
each stitch.
Row 18: Four stitches with 1B in
each stitch.
Row 19: Four stitches with 1B in
each stitch and one stitch with 1C.
Row 20: One stitch with 1C and three
stitches with 1B in each stitch.
Row 21: Three stitches with 1B in each
stitch and two stitches with 1C in
each stitch.
Row 22: Two stitches with 1C in each
Row 8:

MATERIALS

stitch and two stitches with 1B


in each stitch.
Row 23: Two stitches with 1B in each
stitch and three stitches with 1C
in each stitch.
Row 24: Three stitches with 1C in each
stitch and one stitch with 1B.
Row 25: One stitch with 1B and four
stitches with 1C in each stitch (Fig. 2).
Repeat Rows 625 to the desired length.
Dont trim the thread.

2 g gold metallic size 15 charlottes (A)


10 g gold metallic size 11 seed beads (B)
10 g purple iris size 11 cylinder beads (C)
1 gold 15mm toggle clasp
Cream nylon beading thread

TOOLS
Size 12 beading needle
Scissors

FINISHED SIZE: 16"

2) CLASP. Add a needle to the tail


thread and weave through beads to exit
from the first C in Row 1 toward the
center. String 12A and the bar half of
the clasp. Pass through the second B
added in Row 1 (Fig. 3). Repeat the thread
path to reinforce. Secure the tail thread
and trim. In a similar manner, use the
working thread to add the ring half of
the clasp to the other end of the base.
Secure the working thread and trim.
3) TOP EDGING. Start a 4' thread that

exits up through the first C in Row 1.


String 3A and pass the thread underneath the loop of thread that connects
Rows 1 and 3. Pass back through the
third A just added (Fig. 4blue thread).
String 2A, loop under the threads between the next two rows, and back
through the second A just added (Fig. 4

red thread); repeat down the length of the

base. Secure the thread and trim.


4) BOTTOM EDGING. Start a 4' thread

that exits down through the final B in


Row 1. String 1B and pass the thread
underneath the loop of thread that connects Rows 1 and 3. String 1B and pass
up through the end B in Row 5 and
down through the end C in Row 7
(Fig. 5blue thread). String 4C, pass back
through the first C just added to form a
picot, pass up through the last C exited
on the base, and up through the next B
along the edge. Continue along the base
edge, whipstitching 1B over the Bs at the
bottom of the triangles and adding a picot
of C at the point of the triangles (Fig. 5red
thread). Secure the thread and trim.

25
24
23
22
21
20
19
18

Fig. 5: Adding the bottom edging

17
16
15
14
13

Fig. 3: Adding the clasp bar

12
11
10
9
8

SUSAN B. SWANSON is a primarily self-taught


beader and has been beading for four years. She
lives in Richland, Washington, and also enjoys
gardening and illustrating. Visit Susans website,
www.susanbernadine.com, or contact her at
susanbernadine@yahoo.com.

7
6

RESOURCES Check your local bead shop


or contact: Delica cylinder beads and all other
materials: Beads n Beyond/Quiltworks
Northwest, (425) 453-6005, www.beadsand
beyond-wa.com.

5
4
3
2
1

Fig. 2: Forming Rows 125

Fig. 4: Stitching the top edging

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project

camelot cross bracelet


Carole Ohl

The herringbone- and peyote-stitched


components that form this regal bracelet
tease the eye . . . are they diamonds or
squares?

TECHNIQUES
herringbone stitch
circular peyote stitch

PROJECT LEVEL
See p. 94 for helpful technique and projectlevel information.

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MATERIALS

let
ARTISTS TIPS
The tighter your thread tension, the more domed your square components will be. Lighter tension will result in a flatter style. Both are fine;
this is a matter of personal preference.
Using all four colors is simply a design choice. If you prefer to use only
two colors, this works, too.
Optional embellishment (as shown on the blue-and-amber bracelet at
right): Once the square is complete, weave back to the center crystals
and add 1D between each one.

5 g amber rainbow size 11 cylinder


beads (A)
3 g matte blue-green iris size 11 cylinder
beads (B)
3 g matte steel blue iris size 11 seed
beads (C)
2 g dark Montana blue AB size 11 seed
beads (D)
28 Pacific opal 2XAB 6mm crystal
bicones (E)
Smoke 6 lb braided beading thread

TOOLS
Scissors
Size 11 or 12 beading needle

FINISHED SIZE: 7"

1) SQUARE. Work circular peyote and

herringbone stitch to form a square


component:
Round 1: Use 5' of thread to string 4E,
leaving a 3" tail. Pass through the
4E again to form a circle and tie a
knot to secure. Exit through 1E.
Round 2: String 2C and pass through
the next E; repeat three times to add
a total of 8C. Step up for the next
and subsequent rounds by passing
through the first C added in the
current round.
Round 3: String 2C and pass through
the next C of Round 2, the nearest
E, and the following C; repeat three
times to add a total of 8C (Fig. 1).
Round 4: String 2C, pass down through
the next C of Round 3, string 6A,
and pass up through the following C
of Round 3; repeat three times to
add a total of 8C and 24A (Fig. 2).
Round 5: String 2C, pass down through
the next C of Round 4, string 2A,
skip 2A of Round 4, pass through
the next 2A, string 2A, and pass up
through the nearest C added in
Round 4; repeat three times to add a
total of 8C and 16A (Fig. 3).
Round 6: String 2C, pass down through
the next C of Round 5, string 1A,
pass through the next 2A of Round
5, string 2A, pass through the following 2A of Round 5, string 1A,

Fig. 1: Adding
Round 3

Fig. 2: Stitching
Round 4

Fig. 3: Adding
Round 5

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and pass up through the nearest C of


Round 5; repeat three times to add a
total of 8C and 16A (Fig. 4blue thread).
Round 7: String 2C, pass down through
the next C of Round 6, string 1A, pass
through the next A of Round 6, string
2A, pass through the following 2A of
Round 6, string 2A, pass through the
nearest 2A of Round 6, string 1A, and
pass up through the nearest C of
Round 6; repeat three times to add a
total of 8C and 24A (Fig. 4red thread).
Round 8: String 2D, pass down through
the next C of Round 7, string 1B, pass
through the next A of Round 7, string
1B, pass through the following 2A of
Round 7, string 2B, pass through the
nearest 2A of Round 7, string 1B, pass
through the next A of Round 7, string
1B, and pass up through the nearest C
of Round 7; repeat three times to add
a total of 8D and 24B (Fig. 5).
Round 9: String 1D, pass down through
the next D of Round 8, string 1B, pass
through the next B of Round 8, string
1B, pass through the next B of Round 8,
string 2B, pass through the following
2B of Round 8, string 2B, pass
through the nearest 1B of Round 8,
string 1B, pass through the next 1B,
string 1B, and pass up through the
nearest D of Round 8; repeat three
times to add a total of 4D and 32B
(Fig. 6). Secure the thread and trim.
Set aside.
Repeat entire step five times for a total
of 6 squares or enough to reach the
desired bracelet length; for the final
square, use 9' of thread and dont trim.
2) ASSEMBLY. Weave the working
thread of the final square through beads
to exit up through a D of Round 9.
String 1D and pass down through a D
of Round 9 on the left side of a second
square. String 1D and pass up through
the original D exited on the first square.
Repeat the thread path to reinforce.
Weave down through the beads on the
left side of the second square to exit the
nearest D of Round 9 (Fig. 7blue thread).

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Fig. 4: Stitching
Rounds 6 and 7

Fig. 5: Forming
Round 8

Fig. 6: Stitching
Round 9

Fig. 7: Connecting the squares

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String 1D and pass up through the nearest D of Round 9 on the first square.
String 1D and pass down through the
last D exited on the second square. Repeat the thread path to reinforce. Weave
through beads on the first square to exit
from the next connection D (Fig. 7red
thread).
Repeat entire step four times to connect
all of the squares.
3) CLASP BUTTON. Stitch a button:

Use 2' of thread to string 4E, leaving a 3" tail. Pass through all the E
again to form a circle and tie a knot to
secure. Exit through 1E.
Picots: String 3C and pass through the
next E; repeat three times to add a
total of 12C. Exit through 1E (Fig. 8
blue thread).
Connectors: String 1C and pass through
the next E; repeat three times to add
a total of 4C. Exit through the first C
(a connector) added in this round
(Fig. 8red thread).
Cross: String 7C, lay the strand across
the center of the base circle, and pass
through the nearest connector C; pass
back through the 7C and through the
original connector C. Weave through
the nearest E and connector C (Fig. 9
blue thread). String 3C and pass
through the fourth C added in this
section. String 3C and pass through
the connector C on the other edge of
the circle; pass back through the beads
just added. Weave through beads to
exit down through the third C of a
picot (Fig. 9red thread).
Shank: String 9A and lay the strand along
the back of the button. Pass through
the 3C of the opposite picot, back
through the 9A just added, and
through the 3C of the nearest picot.
Repeat the thread path to reinforce;
exit from the sixth A added (Fig. 10).
Attach: String 5B and pass through the
center 4B at the beginning end of the
bracelet. String 5B and pass through
the center 3A on the shank (Fig. 11).

Repeat the thread path to reinforce.


Secure this thread and trim.
4) CLASP LOOP. Weave the working

thread of the final square through beads


to exit through the sixth B added to the
open end of the bracelet. String 27B or
enough to fit snugly around the clasp
button. Pass through the third B added
on this end edge (Fig. 12). Repeat the
thread path several times to reinforce.
Secure the thread and trim.

CAROLE OHL is a graphic designer and certified


Zentangle teacher. Teaching and sharing with
others is what she loves best. Visit www.bead
-patterns.com for more of Caroles designs; read
her blog at www.openseedarts.blogspot.com.
RESOURCES Check your local bead shop or
contact: FireLine braided beading thread,
Swarovski crystal bicones, and Delica cylinder
beads: Artbeads.com, (866) 715-232. Miyuki seed
beads: Charlenes Beads, (760) 530-9436, www
.cbbeads.com.

Base:

Fig. 8: Adding the


picots and squares

Fig. 9: Adding
the cross

Fig. 10: Stitching


the shank

Fig. 11:
Attaching
the button

Fig. 12:
Stitching the
clasp loop

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project

cairo collar
Ly n n D av y

A modern take on a classic style, this


deceptively simple choker has plenty
of intricate detail with glass drops that
mimic high-end stones.

TECHNIQUES
ladder stitch
herringbone stitch
flat and tubular peyote stitch
picot
fringe
right-angle weave

PROJECT LEVEL
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MATERIALS
1 g antique gold size 15 charlottes (A)
5 g taupe size 11 cylinder beads (B)
1 g bronze size 11 cylinder beads (C)
2 palace green opal 4mm crystal bicones
5 palace green opal 6mm crystal bicones (D)
6 turquoise Picasso glass 1216mm
top-drilled teardrop beads (E)
Smoke 6 lb braided beading thread

ARTISTS TIPS
Work your ladder stitch with even tension, but not too tight, so the
neck strap remains flexible.
To adjust the necklaces length, stitch extra ladder stacks on each side
of the neck strap, making sure you always have an even number of rows
and allow about " on each side for the clasp.
Experiment with other colorways or make the entire base with metallic
cylinder beads. Add fringes to the centerpiece and straps to make a
bigger, bolder statement.

1) CENTERPIECE BASE. Use the size

10 needle unless indicated. Work ladder


and herringbone stitch to form the
centers base:
Rows 13: Add a tension bead to the end
of 4' of thread. Work a ladder-stitched
strip 3B high and 28 rows long (Fig. 1).
Weave through beads to exit up
through the second-to-last stack.
Row 4: String 2B, pass down through the
next stack, and up through the following stack (Fig. 2); repeat to work 13 herringbone stitches, adding a total of
26B. Weave through beads to exit up
through the third-to-last B added in
the row (Fig. 3).
Row 5: Work a total of 11 herringbone
stitches with 2B in each stitch. Weave
through beads to exit up through the
third-to-last B added in the row
(Fig. 4).

Fig. 1: Starting
Rows 13

Fig. 4: Stepping up to
Row 6

TOOLS
Size 10 and 13 beading needles
Scissors

Use B to work 6 rows of herringbone stitch with 9 stitches in each


row. Form hidden turnarounds by
weaving through beads as in Fig. 5.
At the end of the final row, weave
through beads to exit the third-to-last
bead. Be careful not to pull the thread
too tight or the herringbone will
distort.
Rows 1217: Repeat Rows 611, this
time working 7 stitches in each row.
Rows 1823: Repeat Rows 611, this time
working 5 stitches in each row.
Rows 2429: Repeat Rows 611, this
time working 3 stitches in each row.
Row 30: Use 2B to work 1 herringbone
stitch. Remove the tension bead.
Secure the threads and trim.

FINISHED SIZE: 15"

Rows 611:

Fig. 2: Working the first

Fig. 3: Stepping up

herringbone stitch

to Row 5

Fig. 5: Making a hidden


turnaround

Fig. 6: Ladder-stitching
the strap

2) STRAPS. Start 3' of new thread that


exits up through the B of Row 2 in the
first ladder-stitched stack. Work a strip
of ladder stitch 2B high and 90 rows
long (Fig. 6). Secure the thread and trim.
Repeat entire step on the other side of
the centerpiece base, this time using
4' of thread. Dont trim the thread.

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3) EDGE EMBELLISHMENTS. Add

various edgings and fringe to embellish


the base:
Herringbone edging: Weave the working
thread of the second strap through
beads to exit up through the final ladder stack, exiting toward the centerpiece. Note: When worn, this edging
will hang down from the straps. Work
herringbone stitch along the edge
with 2C in each stitch (Fig. 7) for a total
of 45 stitches. Exit up through the
nearest 3B stack.
Crystal fringe: String 1A, 1D, and 4A;
pass back through the first of the 4A,
the D, and 1A. Pull snug and pass
down through the last 2B exited and
up through the next 3B stack (Fig. 8a).
Picot edging: String 1C, 1A, and 1C; pass
down through the nearest 3B and up
through the next 4B to form a picot
(Fig. 8b); repeat to add a finish to the
top of each herringbone column on
the centerpiece base adding a total of
13 picot stitches.
Work 1 crystal fringe and repeat the
herringbone edging along the second
straps edge. Secure the thread and trim.

4) CENTERPIECE EMBELLISHMENTS. Add teardrop and crystal

Fig. 7: Embellishing
the strap

b
a

Fig. 8: Adding a crystal


fringe and the first picot
edging to the centerpiece

fringe to the center base:


Teardrop loop: Start 3' of new thread in
the center base that exits up through
the second B in Row 5 (marked with
the lower left-hand blue X in Fig. 9).
String 1A, 1B, 1A, 1E, 1A, 1B, and 1A;
pass down through the fifth B in the
same row. Weave through beads to
exit up through the eighth B in Row 5
(Fig. 10). Add another teardrop loop as
before, pass down through the
eleventh B in Row 5, then weave
through beads to exit up through the
fourteenth B. Add a third teardrop
loop and pass down through the
seventeenth B in Row 5. Note: LoopFig. 9: Marking
the embellishment attachment points are marked with
points
blue Xs in Fig. 9. Weave through beads
to exit up through the third B in Row
10 (marked with the lower right-hand
red X in Fig. 9).
Crystal fringe: String 2A, 1D, and 4A;
pass back through the first of the 4A,
the D, and the nearest A. String 1A
and pass down through the next B
along the same row (Fig. 11). Weave
through the beads of Row 10 to add
another crystal
fringe that mirrors
the one just made.
Note: Fringe-attachment points are
marked with red Xs
in Fig. 9.

Fig. 10: Adding


an embellishment
loop

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Fig. 11: Adding the


crystal fringe

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Continue to add loop and fringe embellishments at the red and blue points
marked in Fig. 9. Secure the thread and
trim.
5) CLASP BAR. Work peyote stitch to

form the bar half of the toggle clasp:


Use 2' of thread to form a strip of
two-drop peyote stitch 14C wide and
10 rows long.
Tube: Fold the strip so the first and last
rows interlock like a zipper. Weave the
beads of these rows together to form a
seamless tube. Pass through the center
of the tube to exit from one end.
Ends: String one 4mm bicone and 1A;
pass back through the bicone and the
center of the beaded tube; repeat to
add the other end (Fig. 12blue thread).
Repeat the thread path to reinforce,
using the size 13 needle if necessary.
Weave through beads to exit from
the center of the tube, 8 beads from
one end.
Attach: Ladder-stitch 2C to the last 2C
exited on the tube. Continue working
ladder stitch to form a strip 2C tall
and 3 stacks long (Fig. 12blue thread).
Ladder-stitch the final 2C to the
2B stack at one end of the necklace
(Fig. 12red thread). Repeat the
thread path to reinforce. Secure
the thread and trim.
Base:

6) CLASP RING. Work tubular peyote


stitch to form the ring half of the
toggle clasp:
Rounds 12: Use 2' of thread to string
31C. Pass through the first 2C again
to form a circle.
Round 3: Work 15 stitches with 1C in each
stitch. Step up through the first 2C
added in Rounds 1 and 2 and the first
C added in this round (Fig. 13blue
thread).
Rounds 45: Work 14 stitches with 2A in
each stitch, then weave through beads
to exit from the first A in Round 1;
repeat to add a fifth round, working
off the beads of Round 1 (Fig. 13red
thread). Exit through the first 2C of
Rounds 1 and 2.
Zip: Press Rounds 1 and 5 together so the
beads touch on the outside of the circle. Use A to connect the rounds in a
right-angle-weave thread path (Fig. 14).
Note: Each unit will have 2A on the top
and bottom and 1A on each side.
Weave through beads to exit from the
open 2C at the start of the ring.
Attach: Ladder-stitch 2C to the last 2C
exited on the ring. Continue working
Fig. 13: Stitching

ladder stitch to form a strip 2C tall


and 3 stacks long. Ladder-stitch the
final 2C to the 2B stack at the other
end of the necklace. Repeat the thread
path to reinforce. Secure the thread
and trim.
LYNN DAVY lives and beads in the United
Kingdom and considers herself retro rather than
vintage. Visit www.nemeton.clara.net and www
.nemeton.etsy.com. The cylinder beads used in
this design were a gift from her much-loved
beading buddy Pollie Jeffery, a very special, brave,
and funny lady who passed away in 2010. This
project is dedicated to Pollies memory.
RESOURCES Check your local bead shop or
contact: Charlottes: Laura McCabe, (860)
245-0455, www.justletmebead.com. Delica
cylinder beads, Swarovski bicones, and FireLine
braided beading thread: Fire Mountain Gems and
Beads, (800) 355-2137, www.firemountaingems
.com. Teardrops: Land of Odds, (615) 292-0610,
www.landofodds.com.

Fig. 14: Zipping the ring with


right-angle weave
ve

the clasp ring

Fig. 12: Adding the bar


ends and attaching the
bar to the strap

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dvd excerpt
Excerpted from the downloadable instructions included with the new DVDs,
Beadwork: Peyote StitchBasics and Beyond and Beadwork: Herringbone
StitchBasics and Beyond, featuring Editor Melinda Barta. Available at your
favorite bead shop or interweavestore.com ($29.99 each).

Peyote and Herringbone:


BASICS AND BEYOND
BEADWORK EDITOR MELINDA BARTA in her newest DVDs reveals
everything you need to master peyote and herringbone stitches. After
a review of the basic materials and stitches, Melinda teaches invaluable
tips and countless techniques for taking your peyote and herringbone
skills to the next levelincluding shaping how-tos, embellishments,
stitch variations, and more. The DVD format lets you learn at your own
pace, giving you the experience of a private lesson with Melinda. Plus,
with the downloadable supplement (some of which is shared here), you
can revisit the detailed illustrations presented in the lessons. Discover
ways to improve your jewelry-making skills and fall in love with seed
beading all over again by mastering two of the most popular stitches.

Join artist and author


Melinda Barta in six
watch-and-learn
lessons in each DVD.

Follow along with


Melinda as she demonstrates each stitch.

Take the next step


in your journey as a
seed beader with fun
embellishments for all
of your designs.

Learn the secrets of


seed beading with
easy-to-follow stitch
diagrams.

Herringbone

Stitch
Basics and Beyond
Tubular,
spiral, flat,
and more!

with

Melinda Barta

HERRINGBONE STITCH
Increasing Herringbone
FIGURE 1: Increasing between columns.

You can always increase the size of your


beadwork by using larger beads. However,
a fun way to increase herringbone stitch is
by adding beads between columns. Notice
how this illustration shows 3 columns of herringbone (indicated with white beads). To
work an increase row, begin the row as
usual by working a stitch with 2 beads, but
before passing up through the first bead of
the next column, string 1 bead (such as the
blue crystal bicone in the illustration). Now
you can pass up through the first bead of
the next column and continue stitching in
this manner across the row. For a more
gradual increase, string 1 to 2 seed beads
between columns instead of a crystal bicone. This technique works for flat, circular,
and tubular variations.

p p

Figure 1
Work a decrease by switching to smaller
beads or reducing the number of beads
added between columns.

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FIGURE 2: Adding Accents. Take your de-

signs to the next level by adding fun accents within columns. Before adding the 2
beads needed for a traditional herringbone
stitch, string 1 accent bead (indicated in orange) and then the 2 herringbone beads
(indicated in blue). Pass back through the
accent bead, down through the second
bead of the first column, and up through
the first bead of the next column.

Embellishments
FIGURE 6: Stitch in the ditch. Stitching in

the ditch is a way to add dimension by


embellishing the surface of a strip of beadwork. Exit a bead of the strip, string 1 crystal
bicone (or other accent bead), and pass
through the next bead in the same row of
the strip. Note: One row of beads is indicated with orange beads to show which row
is being embellished with crystal bicones.

Peyote Stitch
Basics and Beyond
TIPS,
embellishments,
and more!

Shaping

with
WO R K S H O P

Melinda Barta
Figure 6

PEYOTE STITCH

Figure 2

Embellishments
FIGURE 3: Decorative turnaround for flat

herringbone. Instead of looping your thread


around previous threads to work a turnaround, string 1 bead at the end of each
row (indicated in orange). Not only does
this bead act as a stopper to allow you to
turn around and pass back through the last
herringbone bead exited, but it also adds a
bit of decoration.

Shaping

FIGURE 7: Peaked edging. To give the end

FIGURE 4: End-row decrease. To end a row

short, work a mid-row turnaround between


previously stitched beads by passing the
needle under the thread of the previous
row. String 1 bead (indicated in blue) and
continue peyote-stitching across the row.

of your beadwork a decorative look, create


peaked edging by adding a bead in every
other stitch. For the spaces where you
arent adding beads, weave through beads
of the previous rows to reach the next up
bead.

Figure 4

Figure 7

FIGURE 5: End-row increase. To increase

the width of a strip of beadwork, exit a


down bead at the end of the strip. (This
down bead is in the second-to-last row.)
Note: The following beads are added in
blue on the illustration. String 3 beads and
pass back through the first bead just added.
String 1 bead and pass through the nearest
up bead in the final row of the beadwork.
Continue stitching back and forth across the
rows as before.

Figure 3

Figure 5

Get started with a comprehensive tools


and materials overview: Learn which
to use and how to use them.

Watch previews of the DVDs at


interweavestore.com/peyotedvdpreview and
interweavestore.com/herringbonedvdpreview.

Try your hand at tubular


herringbone stitch.

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project

ruffled chain bracelet


Laina Goodman

Form a smooth, seamless transition


from peyote to herringbone stitch
while making the components for
this airy, delicate bracelet.

TECHNIQUES
circular peyote stitch
herringbone stitch

PROJECT LEVEL
See p. 94 for helpful technique and projectlevel information.

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MATERIALS

ARTISTS TIPS
You can easily turn a pair of components into a pair of earrings. Simply
attach an ear wire to the picot at the top of the scallop, and it will dangle
beautifully.
Change the color of the melon rounds to give the bracelet more dimension.
You can also substitute another 8mm bead, such as a crystal round or pearl.

5 g dark bronze size 15 seed beads (A)


5 g gold-lined aqua size 15 seed beads (B)
2 g coral-lined amber size 11 cylinder
beads (C)
30 Indian pink size 3mm crystal bicones (D)
13 smoky topaz 3mm crystal bicones (E)
6 pale green luster 8mm melon rounds (F)
1 amethyst 15mm Czech glass button with
shank
Smoke 4 lb braided beading thread

TOOLS
2 size 12 beading needles
Scissors

1) SCALLOP COMPONENT. Work

rounds of circular peyote and herringbone stitch to form one of the bracelets
components:
Base: Use 3' of thread to string 1A, 1D,
1F, 1D, and 1A, leaving a 6" tail. Pass
back through the last D added and
continue through the F/D/A. Weave
through the beads again to reinforce,
exiting the first A (Fig. 1).
Rounds 1 and 2: String 20A and pass
through the A at the other end of the
base. String 20A and pass through the
first A exited in this section. Weave
through beads to exit from the same
A the thread exits; tie a square knot.
Add a needle to the tail, weave
through several beads, and trim.
Weave the working thread to exit 1A
right of the knot (Fig. 2green thread).
Round 3: String 1A, skip 1A from the
previous round, and pass through the
next A; repeat around to add a total of
21A. Step up through the first A
added in this round (Fig. 2blue thread).
Round 4: Work peyote stitch with 1A in
each stitch for a total of 21A (Fig. 2red
thread). Weave through beads to exit
down through the sixth A from the
left of the top A (Fig. 3a).
Round 5 (semicircle): Work eleven peyote
stitches with 2B in each stitch for a
total of 22B. Weave through beads to
exit up through the last B added
(Fig. 3).

FINISHED SIZE: 7"


Fig. 1: Forming
the base

Fig. 2: Stitching
Rounds 14

Fig. 3: Adding
Round 5

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Fig. 4: Stitching
Rounds 69

Begin working
herringbone stitch by stringing 2B,
then pass down through the next B
from the previous round and up
through the following B; repeat ten
times to add a total of 22B. Weave
through beads to exit up through the
last B added (Fig. 4green thread).
Rounds 7 and 8 (semicircles): Repeat Round
6 two times (Fig. 4blue thread).
Round 9 (semicircle): String 1A, pass down
through the next B from the previous
round, string 1C, and pass up through
the following B. String 1D and 1A,
pass back through the D and down
through the next B, string 1C, and
pass up through the following B.
String 1A, pass down through the
next B, string 1C, and pass up
through the following B. String 1E
and 1B; pass back through the E and
down through the next B, string 1C,
and pass up through the following B.
Repeat entire section once. String 1A,
pass down through the next B, string
1C, and pass up through the following
B. String 1D and 1A, pass back
through the D and down through the
next B. String 1C and pass up through
the following B. String 1A and pass
down through the next B to add a total
of 9A, 2B, 10C, 3D, and 2E in this
Round 6 (semicircle):

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Fig. 5: Finishing the


component

round (Fig. 4red thread). Weave


through beads to exit the nearest A in
Round 4, next to the final herringbone-stitched column.
Finish: Work four peyote stitches with 2B
in each stitch. String 5B, skip over the
next up bead of Round 4, and pass
through the following up bead. Work

four peyote stitches with 2B in each


stitch. Weave through beads to exit
from the third B in the 5B set just
added (Fig. 5). Set the component
aside.
Repeat entire step five times to form a
total of 6 components.

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2) ASSEMBLY. Use the working thread


of one component to weave through the
2B in Round 7s sixth column of a
second component, then pass through
the last B exited on the first component
(Fig. 6). Repeat the thread path to reinforce. Secure the thread and trim.
Repeat to connect all the components.

3) CLASP. Form a button/loop clasp:

Use the working thread at one


end of the bracelet to string 2B, 1E,
8B, and the button. Pass back through
the eighth-to-last B and the E just
added. String 2B and pass through
the last B exited on the component
(Fig. 7). Repeat the thread path several
times to reinforce. Secure the thread
and trim.

Button:

Start a new 1' thread that exits


from an A at the top of the middle column at the other end of the bracelet.
String an odd-numbered strand of B
long enough to fit snugly around the
button (37B). Pass through the last A
exited, all the B just added, the A
again, and exit through the first B.
String 1B, skip 1B previously strung,
and pass through the next B; repeat
around the circle to add a peyotestitched embellishment (Fig. 8). Secure
the thread and trim.

Loop:

LAINA GOODMAN has a passion for all media,


including beadweaving, metalwork and metal clay,
sewing, felting, and more. As co-owner of Artful
Beads Studio and Workshop in Pennington, New
Jersey, she has the opportunity to teach classes
and share her enthusiasm for everything artistic.
Laina lives in Hillsborough, New Jersey, with her
husband and their cat.

Fig. 6: Connecting
the components

RESOURCES Check your local bead shop or


contact: FireLine braided beading thread,
Swarovski crystals, and all other beads and findings:
Artful Beads Studio and Workshop,
(609) 737-1077, www.artfulbeadstudio.com.

Fig. 7: Adding the


clasp button

Fig. 8: Stitching
Fig
the clasp loop

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Nancy Jones
ARTISTS TIPS
Cull your size 8 seed beads before you
begin. Using beads of equal height will
help keep the base as flat as possible.

Stitch this easy-to-make


cuff bangle with long
drops for a dramatic
scaly effect.

Make sure your size 8 beads have a tall


profile. If your base curves more than
the inside diameter of the bracelet,
your size 8 bead hole-to-hole
dimension is too small.

ON THE
COVER!

TECHNIQUES
ladder stitch
brick stitch
peyote stitch

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

MATERIALS
15 g matte blue iris size 8 seed
beads (A)
28 g matte green iris 47mm long
drops (B)
Smoke 6 lb braided beading thread

TOOLS
Size 10 beading needle
Scissors

FINISHED SIZE: About 8"


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1) BASE. Use 6' of thread to ladderstitch a strip with 2A, 3B, and 2A, making sure to orient all the Bs in the same
direction (Fig. 1). Work brick stitch with
loose tension off the strip in the same
bead order until all the Bs are used or to
about 9" (Fig. 2). Note: To achieve the
proper shaping, its important to choose
beads of the same height for each row.
2) JOIN. Making sure the beadwork isnt

Fig. 1: Ladder-stitching the first row of the base

You can achieve a different


look for the inside of the
bangle by replacing the
size 8 beads with size 6 seed
beads or stacks of 2 size 11 seed
beads. A bangle made with
size 6s tends to be stiffer than
one made with size 8s, whereas
a bangle made with size 11s is
the most flexible of all the
options.

Fig. 2: Brick-stitching the second row in the base

twisted, align the bases ends and weave


in and out of beads to stitch them together, forming a tube. Note: The beads
should align so they maintain a brickstitched pattern (Fig. 3).
3) ZIP. Roll the inside diameter of the

base tube so the edge As interlock like a


zipper and all Bs are on the outside.
Follow a peyote-stitch thread path to zip
these beads together, pulling tight every
few beads, to form a seamless tube
(Fig. 4).

Fig. 3: Stitching the base ends together

Fig. 4: Zipping the inside diameter of the bracelet

At the encouragement of her pet Chihuahua,


Peanut, NANCY JONES opened a seed beadonly
store in Houston, Texas, named appropriately
Tiny Dog Seed Beads. Reach Nancy and Peanut at
www.tinydogseedbeads.com.
RESOURCES Check your local bead shop or
contact: Miyuki magatama drops, FireLine braided
beading thread, and all other materials: Tiny Dog
Seed Beads, tinydog@tinydogseedbeads.com,
www.tinydogseedbeads.com.

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custom cool

{ TOWERS OF PEARLS }

Melinda Barta

ARTISTS TIPS
Some freshwater pearls have small holes. If
needed, use a bead reamer to enlarge the holes
before you begin the project or eliminate the
pearls with small holes.
If you have trouble keeping tight tension, wax or
condition your thread before you begin stitching.

After just about twenty minutes of beading,


youll have a sweet little component to use in
a bracelet, as a bead cap for an earring, or even
as the top of an elegant ring.
TECHNIQUES

1) COMPONENT. Create a component

fringe
picot

Round 1:

PROJECT LEVEL
See p. 94 for helpful technique and projectlevel information.

MATERIALS & TOOLS


Size 11 seed beads (A)
12 (per component) 43mm pearls (B)
6 lb braided beading thread
Scissors
Size 12 beading needle

FINISHED SIZE: " (component)

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using fringe and picots:


Use 2' of thread to string 4A,
leaving a 3" tail. Tie a knot to form a
tight circle. Pass through the first A
strung (Fig. 1blue thread).
Round 2: String 1B and 1A; pass back
through the B just
strung and
through the next A
of Round 1. Repeat
around for a total
of 4 fringes. Exit
the first A added
Fig. 1: Working
in this round
Rounds 1 and 2
(Fig. 1red thread).

Note: To keep the fringes taut, pinch


the A at the tip of the first fringe to
pull the thread tight and repeat
around to continue tightening the
thread. Each pearl will be centered
between two A of Round 1.
Round 3: String 1A, 1B, and 1A; pass back
R
through the B just strung, string 1A,
and pass through the A at the tip of
the next Round 2 fringe. Repeat
around for a total of 4 fringes. Exit
from the second A added in this
round, at the tip of the first fringe
(Fig. 2). Tighten the thread as before.

Fig. 2: Adding Round 3

String 2A, 1B, and 2A; pass


through the A at the tip of the nearest
fringe of Round 3. Repeat around to
add a total of 16A and 4B. Exit from
the third A added in this round
(Fig. 3).

Round 4:

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Mix up your materials! If youd like to use
beads other than the 43mm pearls called
for in the materials list, here are a few
variations.

Fig. 3: Stitching Round 4

*String 3A, skip the next


A of Round 4, and pass through the
following A; repeat once. Pass through
the nearest B and A. Repeat from *
three times to add a total of 8 picots
(Fig. 4). Note: Repeat the thread path at
least once using tight tension, especially if you want to use the component in a bracelet. This will help the
component maintain its round shape.
Secure the threads and trim.

Round 5 (picots):

Using 4mm crystal bicones (shown here


in dorado gold 2X) results in a slightly
higher component, with a tip that is more
pronounced because of the angles of
the bicones.
If you dont have 43mm freshwater
pearls on hand, 4mm round crystal pearls
(shown in dusty purple on p. 76) also
work well.
For an airy component with more
negative space between beads, try 3mm
fire-polished rounds (shown at right in silver).

force; secure the thread and trim.


Link together the remaining components in the same manner. Attach the
chain of components to a clasp using
seed-bead loops.
Earrings: Repeat Step 1 to make 2 components. Use one 2" head pin to string
one 918mm teardrop (or other
accent bead), 1 component (wide end
first), and 1A. Form a wrapped loop
that attaches to 1 ear wire. Repeat
entire section for a second earring.

Fig. 4: Adding picots in Round 5

2) FINISHING OPTIONS. Make more

components and, if desired, use them in


a bracelet or earring design:
Bracelet: Repeat Step 1 to make 5 or more
components, but do not trim the
working thread. Use the remaining
thread of 1 component to exit the tip
of a picot in Round 5 and string one
8mm crystal pearl (or other accent
bead). Pass through the tip of a picot
on another component, pass back
through the pearl, and through the
last A exited on the first component.
Repeat the thread path twice to rein-

MELINDA BARTA is editor of Beadwork


magazine. She is the author of the best-selling
books Custom Cool Jewelry (Interweave, 2008) and
Hip to Stitch (Interweave, 2005) and coauthor of
Mixed Metals (Interweave, 2009). Visit www
.melindabarta.com.

MEET THE ARTIST


Melinda will be teaching at Bead Fest
Santa Fe, March 1013.

beadfest.com

RESOURCES Check your local bead shop or


contact: Red and purple/magenta pearls:
AustinGemAnd Bead.com. Dark green iris pearls:
Gardens of Glass, (541) 488-0466, www
.leahfairbanks.com. Lime pearls: Lisa Kan, www
.lisakan.com. FireLine braided beading thread, seed
beads, and Swarovski crystal pearls and bicones:
Beyond Beadery, (800) 840-5548, www.beyond
beadery.com. Clasp: Jess Imports, (415) 626-1433,
www.jessimports.com. Head pins, ear wires, and
similar fire-polished rounds: FusionBeads.com,
(888) 781-3559. Purple Lucite drops: Chelseas
Beads, (847) 433-3451, www.chelseasbeads.com.

Use the components as


bead caps for a quick
pair of earrings.

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charms, findings, wire, mixes. Something for everyone! Open 7 days
a week. Service. Selection. Savings.

6068 N. 16th St., Phoenix


8764 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale

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

The Bead Garden of SedonaSedona


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

3150 W. State Rt.. 89A

(928) 282-7334

Beaded LadyBenton
Bargain beaders paradise. Knowledgeable staff, superior selection,
Swarovski crystals, pearls, Czech, Austrian, Indian, China beads,
Delica, Ceylon, seeds, charms, tools, wire, chain. Thu, Fri., Sat 16.
Classes day, evening. Jewelry repair. One-stop shopping.

7103 Samples Rd.

(501) 794-2647

Argenta Bead CompanyNorth Little Rock


www.argentabead.com
An ever-growing palette of beads, tools, books, and findings,
including beads by Arkansas artists. Workspace, classes, and parties.
MonSat 116.

703 Main St.

(501) 537-0928

CALIFORNIA
Bead InspirationsAlameda
www.beadinspirations.com
Gorgeous, high-quality beads and findings. Vintaj 100% natural
nickel-free brass findings, filigree, beads, charms. Unique chains.
Great selection of copper. Books and tools for beading, wireworking,
PMC, metalsmithing. Inspiring classes. Friendly, knowledgeable staff.
Open 7 days, evenings.

1544 Park St.

(510) 337-1203

Gee Jays Beads & RocksAntioch


www.geejays.com
Semiprecious stone beads, pearls, Czech glass, Czech seed beads,
Miyuki Delicas and 15, Swarovski crystals, cabochons, crystals, gifts
from the earth. TueFri 114 Sat 116.

603 W. 2nd St.

(925) 757-4752

Needin 2B BeadinApple Valley


needin2bbeadin@yahoo.com
The High Deserts biggest bead store. Huge inventory of everything for
your beading needs, and classes too! Must see to believe. Call for hours
and directions. New, bigger location

18975 Bear Valley Rd. #6

(760) 240-3889

San Gabriel Bead Co.Arcadia


www.beadcompany.com
Beads, books, gourds, tools, workshops, metals, and friendly advice.
TueThu 129, Fri 126, Sat 106, Sun 125.

325 E. Live Oak Ave.

(626) 447-7753

Brea Bead WorksBrea

Bead Shop in Southern California. Huge selection of beads. Chain,


wire, earring/necklace parts in sterling, gold-filled, base metals. Tools,
classes. MonFri 115; Sat 104. NEW LOCATION!

12210 Michigan St., Ste. G

(909) 825-5885

CTS Beads N Things Inc.Lancaster


www.ctsbeadsnthings.com
Beads from around the world! We specialize in one-of-a-kind beads
dichroic, lampwork, polymer, semiprecious, tagua nut. Friendly,
knowledgeable staff invite you to a colorful variety of bead essentials
glass, crystals, tools, and classes. We also now carry fiber.

43791 15th St. W.

(661) 729-9450

Bunches of BeadsLodi
www.bunchesofbeads.com
Beading experience in the heart of Lodi. Only 5 minutes from Hwy.
99. Vast assortment of beads, stringing supplies, findings, and more.
Classes, parties, repairs, and fun! Family owned, offering a beadfriendly atmosphere.

7 N. Cherokee Ln.

(209) 367-1207

Creative CastleNewbury Park


www.creativecastle.com
Ventura Countys largest selection of beads. Seed, Delica, Czech glass,
and vintage glass beads; freshwater pearls; gemstones; Swarovski crystals; charms; findings; sterling; and gold-filled. Over 450 book titles
and visiting guest teachers. Please visit our website for complete class
listings or call and current newsletter will be mailed.

2321 Michael Dr.

(805) 499-1377

Beads BeadsOrange
www.beadsandartifacts.com
Huge selection of Japanese seed beads: sizes 11, 14, 15. Delicas:
triangles and cubes. Austrian and Czech crystal. Vintage glass and
crystal, African trade beads. Books, buttons, unique gift items, classes.

949 N. Tustin Ave.

(714) 639-1611

The Bead StudioRedondo Beach


www.bead-studio.com
Everything a bead store should be! Fantastic selection of semiprecious,
Czech, Delicas, silver, findings, tools, books. We offer wide array of
beading, wire, PMC, polymer, and specialty classes. TueFri 107, Sat
105, Sun 125.

2008 Artesia Blvd.

(877) For-Beads

South Sun ProductsSan Diego


www.SouthSunProducts.com
Beads, silver, and jewelry superstore! Youll find the largest selection
of beads and jewelry in the United States. Huge selection of semiprecious beads, pearls, Swarovski, sterling silver pendants, findings,
chain, rings, earrings, classes and more! MonFri 8:307, SatSun
105. (enter at Sandrock Rd.).

8601 Aero Dr.

(858) 309-5045

www.breabeadworks.com

The Black BeadSan Diego

Full-service bead store and hot-glass studio with friendly and helpful staff.
The largest selection of beads and gemstones in the area. Workshops
weekly and studio rental available. MonFri 107, Sat 106, Sun 125.

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

1027 E. Imperial Hwy., Unit D5

(714) 671-9976

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

80 W. Bullard, 106

(559) 297-8526

Just Bead It!Concord


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

2051 Harrison St., Ste C

(925) 682-6493

BeadtopiaEl Segundo (S. of LAX)


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

319 Richmond St.

84

(520) 744-6277
(520) 696-0032

Katherines Beads & Supplies


Grand Terrace

5003 Newport Ave.

(619) 222-2115

Sew BeadazzledSan Jose


www.sewbeadazzled.com
Purveyor of unique beads/buttons! If youre ready to have fun . . . we
are the place to bead! Never-ending supply of beads/all are handpicked. We specialize in one-on-one classes. Clean, kid-friendly bead
shop. Check website for special guest artist workshops. Tue, Wed, Fri,
Sat 106, Thu 108, Sun 114.

1068 Lincoln Ave.

(408) 293-2232

Naturally JennifersSan Luis Obispo


www.naturallyjennifer.com
Welcome to the Central Coasts friendliest and most knowledgeable
bead shop. Offering you over 900 colors of seed beads and a wide
variety of delicas, drops, hexes, triangles, fresh water pearls, stone,
Czech glass, Sworovski crystals, and much more. We also host world
class beading masters who teach all levels of beading. We look forward
to supplying all your beading needs! Located on Broad St, a few minutes off the 101 fwy. Hours: Tue-Fri 115, Sat 105, Closed Sun and
Mon

2322 Broad St.

(805) 547-1578

(310) 322-0077

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Bead Bling Bead CompanyLoveland

Bead NeedFt. Lauderdale (Davie)

www.beadsnotherneeds.com

A designers haven! Fabulous selection of stone, pearl, glass, African


strands, Czech, vintage, semi and precious, crystals, sterling silver,
findings, copper, gold-filled and plated, wire, chain, cord, tools.
Great monthly sales, quantity discounts, and oh-so-much more.
Friendly and knowledgeable. Locally crafted sterling and glass-blown
pendants. Instruction, classes. Be Inspired! Just south of Hwy. 34.
TueSat 10:305:30.

Voted best bead store in south Florida. Largest selection of natural


stones, freshwater pearls, Bali and Thai silver, crystals, Czech glass,
seed beads. Extensive classes with patient teachers. Centrally located.
New 3,200 sq. ft. facility.

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

23416 Lyons Ave.

(661) 799-9595

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

203 Arizona Ave.

(310) 395-0033

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

2103 Pacific Ave. at Dorris Pl.

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

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

Beads on MainVacaville

11928 N. Washington

313 Main St.

(707) 446-1014

(303) 451-1900

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

(719) 583-BEAD (2323)

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

107 F St.

The Bead HiveGuilford


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

(970) 453-1964

www.thebeadhivect.com

1250 Boston Post Rd.

SugarbeadsRidgefield

All the best beading goodies, focal beads, Delicas, seed beads,
Swarovski, and semiprecious. Classes by local and visiting artists for
all experience levels, PMC, fusing, wirewrapping, and stringing and
beading basics. MonSat, 106.

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

(719) 599-3800

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

821 Englewood Pkwy.

(303) 788-1466

South Park Pottery & Back Room Beads


Fairplay
www.backroombeads.com
Bunches of beadslampwork, raku, Czech, Delica, gemstones, and
more. Seven days 95. Dont miss the Fairplay Bead & Fiber Show.
August 1415.

417 Front St.

(719) 836-2698

Lunas Beads & GlassFrisco


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

416 Main St. (5th and Main)

(970) 668-8001

Old West Leather Co.Greeley


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

102 18th St.

(970) 356-7673

www.sugarbeads.com

113 Danbury Rd.


7 S. Main St. (West Hartford)

(800) 337-3844

Bead & ArtLighthouse Point (Pompano)


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

5034 N. Federal Hwy.

(954) 418-3390

Celestial BeadingMadeira Beach


(Gulf Coast)
www.celestialbeading.com
**New Larger Location:** Large inventory of semiprecious gemstones,
Swarovski, Czech glass, Miyuki seed beads, hill tribe, findings, pearls,
and more. Expansive showroom with private crafting room. Classes
for all experience levels. Open 7 days. Celestial BeadingGulfside
Tom Stuart Cswy.

201 150th Ave.

(727) 398-3910

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

110 N. Orlando Ave. (New location)


(407) 339-2323

The Bead StrandOcala

(203) 453-6681

Jackies Bead Boutique Inc.


Colorado Springs

207F West Rockrimmon Blvd.

4205 NW 16th Blvd.

www.beadstoreorlando.com

CONNECTICUT

C O LO R A D O

224 S. Main St.

North Floridas oldest and largest bead store! 2,500 sq. ft. and 16 years
of experience. Complete selection of all types of beads and supplies,
online catalog. Classes in wire wrapping, art clay, metalsmithing, seedbead weaving, basics, and more. Knowledgeable, friendly staff, great
prices! Near I-75. Open 7 days.

(719) 530-011

Breckenridge Bead GalleryBreckenridge


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

(954) 880-0880

Avalon Bead Store/Gifts of Avalon


Gainesville

www.beadandart.com

Franis BeadsPueblo
www.franibeadshoppe.com

1000 W. 6th St.

5735 S. University Dr.

www.avalonbeadstore.com

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

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

(970) 667-3087

Alley Cat BeadsNorthglenn

(209) 464-BEAD

The Spirited Bead & Klews Gallery


Tehachapi and Ridgecrest

435 W. J St.
104 W. Panamint

907 Van Buren, #150

www.claspon-claspoff.com

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

D E L AWA R E
Sparkles BEAD SHOP!! and GalleryNewark

www.thebeadstrand.com
Come visit Ocalas hidden treasure! Offering a wide selection of gemstones, Swarovski crystals, seed beads, silver and gold findings, classes,
and so much more. Located 3 miles west of I-75 in Jasmine Square.

6140 SW Hwy. 200

(352) 620-2323

Flamingo BeadsOrange City


www.FlamingoBeads.com
A New Florida Attraction. (Just north of Orlando and west of Daytona.) Quality gemstones, pearls, Czech beads, seed beads, marcasite,
findings, Swarovski, and much more. Plus Floridas largest selection
of 2-hole slider beads. Sunday 114.

1141 S. Volusia Ave.

(386) 774-4555

www.sparklesbeadshop.com

Bead Bar Full-Service Bead StoresOrlando

Featuring sparkling Swarovski crystals and vintage Swarovski, Czech


glass, pressed glass, and semiprecious gemstone beads. Sterling and
Bali silver beads, tools, supplies, and whatnot. And Sparkles is an
authorized Marah Lago Larimar dealer of beads and jewelry. Classes
available, see our website!

Central Floridas favorite since 1991. Huge inventory, talented staff,


great customer service, very competitive prices. A beaders delight. A
must-see in Orlando. Online catalog, newsletter, retail, wholesale.

#2 Liberty Plaza

(302) 368-3944

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

(407) 574-7164

Baskets by BakerCocoa Beach


www.bakersbeads.com
Fun new full-service bead store. Complete selection of quality beads.
Sterling, silver, glass, tools, books, fusing, and lampwork. Friendly
staff. Classes available for kids of all ages. MonFri 106; Sat 125.
Closed Sun.

266 N. Atlantic Ave.

(321) 613-3900

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

730 Broadway, Ste. 3

www.beadbarbead.com

1319 Edgewater Dr.

Elements for your beading creations. Gemstones, pearls, Swarovski,


dichroics, Bali, sterling silver, gold-filled, marcasite, lampwork,
Delicas, seed beads, findings, books, threading material, cords, and
tools. Special orders and classes. MonFri 106; Sat 126. Town and
Country Shopping CenterCourtyard.

501 N. Beneva Rd., Ste. 620

(941) 331-4333

AA Beads & MoreSebastian


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

8802 U.S. Hwy. 1

(772) 581-0515

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

1543 S. Dale Mabry Hwy.

(813) 258-3900

(727) 738-9000

BEADWORK

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(407) 426-8826

Beading Elements Inc.Sarasota


www.beadingelements.com

The Beading BoutiqueAltamonte Springs

1046 Montgomery Rd.

the market {stop to shop}

Beads N Other NeedsSanta Clarita

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bodacious beadsDes Plaines

www.tampabeadcafe.com

bodaciousbeadshicago.com

Largest selection of Delicas and seed beads in Tampa; wide variety of


semiprecious stones and Czech glass; the only shop in Tampa for PMC
classes and supplies. Enjoy a cup of java while you bead!

Best selection and lowest prices! 260 colors of Swarovski, Japanese,


and Czech seed beads. Pearls and stone. Vintage, tribal, and Bali.
Chain, findings, and tools. Books. MonSat 106. Tue till 8. Near
OHare airport.

the market {stop to shop}

4117A Gunn Hwy.

(813) 374-9099

Raintree Craft and Design Corp.Titusville

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

3550 S. Washington Ave., Ste. 15

(321) 383-1556

GEORGIA
On the RocksDacula (Hamilton Mill)
www.ontherocks.biz

Northeast Georgias premier jewelry arts center, just 3 miles from Mall
of Georgia. Semiprecious, seed beads, Czech glass, Swarovski crystals.
Classes in weaving, wire, chain mail, metalwork, etc. Check our
classes, kits, and free projects online. MonFri 106, Sat 105.

2760 Braselton Hwy., #102

(770) 904-6310

Atlanta Bead MarketGwinnett Co.


www.atlantabeadmarket.com

A large, diverse variety of beads and oh-so-many seeds and Delicas.


Full-service bead store and gathering place for all beaders. Friendliest
staff in town. Located off I-985, exit 8 Friendship Rd., 10 minutes
from Mall of Georgia. TueFri 106, Wed 108, Sat 104.

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

Beads by DesignMarietta
www.BeadsbyDesign.US

Atlanta area, full-service bead store. Wonderful selection of loose


beads, Czech fire polish, Bali silver, pearls, gemstones, Swarovski
crystals, findings, Delicas, books, and patterns. Classroom instruction.
Glass beadmaking supplies and more.

585 Cobb Pkwy. S., Ste. L

(770) 425-3909

H AWA I I
Kathleens CreationsHawi
www.kathleenscreations.net

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

Junction of Hwys. 250 and 270

(808) 889-5531

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

440 Park Ave.

(208) 529-3696

ILLINOIS
City BeadsChicago

1942 River Rd.

(847) 699-7959

Aylas Originals Bead BazaarEvanston


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

1511 Sherman Ave.

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

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

109 N. Main St.

(815) 777-4080

Chicago Bead Inc.Glen Ellyn


www.chicagobead.com
Premium, full-service bead store and jewelry design studio! Finest in
sterling, Bali, GF, copper findings, Swarovski, Miyuki, gemstones,
pendants, charms, pearls, Czech glass, cubic zirconia, lampwork,
books, tools, supplies. Classes, parties, design services, repairs.
Friendly/knowledgeable staff. Designer originals! Gift certificates and
frequent-shopper discounts. Tue and Thu 118; Wed and Sat 116; Fri.
and Sun126.

491 Roosevelt Rd.

(630) 858-2626

Chelseas BeadsHighland Park


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

1799 St. Johns Ave.

(847) 433-3451

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

2059 S. Main St.

Customer quotes: best prices, beautiful store, biggest selection,


just awesome. Classes available. Swarovski crystals and pearls, seed
beads, Czech, Bali, semiprecious, gemstones, sterling silver initials,
books, charms, bone, wood, sterling silver wire, chain. Mon, Tue,
Wed, Fri 117; Thu, Sat 116; Sun 125.

4909 W. 95th St.

(708) 952-0603

Bead in HandOak Park


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

String-A-Strand On WellsChicago
www.string-a-strand.com
Beads from around the world. Handcrafted sterling silver jewelry.
Much more! Fax (312) 335-1931; contact us via e-mail at stringastrand2@sbcglobal.net.

1361N. Wells St. (Old Town)

(312) 335-1930

Studio BeadsDeerfield
www.studiobeads.com

www.beadinhand.com

145 Harrison St.

(708) 848-1761

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

8 S. Brockway

(847) 776-BEAD (2323)

Free to BeadPeoria Heights


www.freetobead.com

We carry a great assortment of all sizes of seed beads, freshwater pearls,


BASHA and other nationally known lampworked beads, semiprecious beads, and finished jewelry from artists across the country. We
have a great assortment of vintage purses and jewelry. We offer classes
and workshops with nationally recognized teachers. Visit us online for
more information. Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 105;Thu 108, Sat 104.

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

816 Waukegan Rd.

Large selection of gemstones, Czech glass, Swarovski crystals, Delicas,


lampwork, and vintage beads, sterling and gold findings, wire, metal.
Tools, books, classes. Sun 125:30, Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 105:30,
Tue 107.

(847) 607-8702

1311 E. Seiberling Ave.

(815) 895-3011

The Genuine ArticleWheaton


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

Corner of Front and Hale Sts.

(630) 690-BEAD

INDIANA
Bead AngelsIndianapolis
www.beadangelsindy.com
The areas best selection of Swarovski crystals, Japanese seed beads,
Delicas, Czech seed beads, semiprecious stones, sterling silver, Czech
glass, pearls, books, and supplies. Call for class schedule. Tue and Thu
108; Wed and Fri 105; Sat 106.

6419 N. Ferguson St.

(317) 259-7677

Bead PalaceIndianapolis (Greenwood)


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

163 S. Madison Ave.

(888) BEADS-11

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

3834 E. 82nd St.

(317) 595-0144

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

3260 Southgate Pl. SW, Ste. 5

(319) 247-2323

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

615 Commercial

(620) 342-6607

Heartland Bead MarketLenexa


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

13440 Santa Fe Trail Dr.

(913) 888-0231

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

7315 W. 80th St.

(913) 64BEADS
(913) 642-3237

(309) 682-2323

La Bead, Oh!Springfield
www.labeadoh.com

1500 S. Sixth St.

86

341 W. State St.

(309) 266-7884

Goldies Beads, Findings, Buttons & Crafts


Oak Lawn

www.citybeadschicago.com

(312) 316-1910

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

Galena Beads serving creativityGalena

Seed Bead and AIKO Specialists! Nationally renowned teachers, Gary


Wilson cabochons, Kathy Hoope lampwork, Czech glass, pearls, and
semiprecious stones. DISCOUNT PRICES! Showroom hours by
appointment. For class schedules and more information, visit our
website or call to be added to our mailing list.

3928 N. Rockwell St.

Sweet Earth (Formerly Ben Franklin)


Sycamore

(217) 544-8473

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

3816 Shelbyville Rd.

(502) 893-6060

Union Bead BoutiqueUnion


www.unionbeadboutique.com

Bead BoutiquePrince Frederick

Bead BohemiaFarmington

www.mdbeadboutique.com

Low prices*friendly service*quantity discounts. A wide variety of beads


and components for every taste, including semiprecious gems and
vintage glass to unique artist pendants, seed beads, and Vintaj brass.
Ask for your free Bead Addiction card!

Large variety of unique and quality semi-precious beads, Swarovski,


Lampwork, freshwater pearls, seed beads, findings. Precious metals,
PMC, charms and tools. Great prices. Free work tables. Classes. Parties. Share our synergy!beadboutique@verizon.net

28 Solomons Island Rd. South

(410) 535-6337

Accents Bead ShopRockville


(White Flint area)

www.toocutebeads.com

New 5,000 sq. ft. showroom. Awesome selection of semiprecious,


Bali, Swarovski crystals, pearls, seed beads including Delicas, 14k,
gold-filled, sterling silver beadsfindingschain, lots of classes. Wholesale to public. MonSat 105; Thu till 6:30.

12112 Nebel St.

31711 Grandriver

www.accentsbeads.com

(301) 881-2003

Bead HavenFrankenmuth

www.thebeadwarehouse.com

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

www.beadhaven.com

1597 Cavalry Dr.

2740 Garfield Ave.

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

2924 Jackson St.

(318) 442-2575

Bead AtticBaton Rouge


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

12654 Perkins Rd.

(225) 766-2727

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

9 Ryerson Rd.

(207) 394-BEAD

Beads on the KennebecAugusta


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

333 Water St.

(207) 622-1666

The Beaded MooseBangor


www.thebeadedmoose.com
Where beads and friends gather. A customerfriendly beading studio/store with a hand-picked
inventory of beautiful beads, Miyukis, Delicas, crystals, semiprecious, Czech, etc. Classes and individualized lessons available. Easy access from I-95. 1460
Outer Hammond St.
(207) 992-2099

The Beadin PathFreeport


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

15 Main Street

toll free 877-92-BEADS

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

5732 Buckeystown Pike

(301) 565-0487

(301) 694-4900

BEAD + FIBER: gallery . classes . materials


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

460 Harrison Ave.

(617) 426-2323

Boston Bead Company


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

23 Church St, Cambridge.


10 Front St, Salem.

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

The Bead Emporium of Cape CodHyannis


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

548 Main St.

(508) 790-0005

BeadCache -Mansfield
www.beadcache.com
Full-service shop with a fine, upscale selection of beads, findings,
wire, and tools. Original lampworked beads also offered and custom
orders accepted. Classes, parties, workspace, and artistic support
offered. Come in and express yourself! Open Tue - Sun. E-mail:
beadcache@aol.com

374 N. Main St

925 S. Main St., E-1

(989) 652-3566

The Creative Fringe LLCGrand Haven


www.thecreativefringe.com

MASSACHUSETTS

A Bead BoutiqueAlexandria

(866) 342-3237

Marvin Schwab/The Bead Warehouse


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

LO U I S I A N A

(248) 474-9264

Too Cute BeadsFarmington


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

Unique selection of gemstones, silver, Czech glass, seed beads,


Swarovski crystals, and more jewelry-making supplies. New classes and
kits added every month. Lots of finished jewelry samples available for
inspiration. Frequent shopper discounts.

(859) 384-8785

33321 Grand River Ave.

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

The Bead TreeWest Falmouth


www.thebeadtree.com

Were a full-service bead shop offering an extensive collection of beads,


findings, wire, tools, books, lampworking, silver, clay, and metalsmithing supplies. Cultivate your creative side with classes and parties.
Open workstations available. Come to the Fringe! Your creativity
awaits you. Open 7 days a week.

210 Washington

(616) 296-0020

Pams Bead GardenPlymouth


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

550 Forest Ave.

(734) 451-7410

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

42 N. Huron St.

(734) 481-9981

Stony Creek Bead & GalleryYpsilanti Twp.


www.stonycreekbead.blogspot.com
Create jewelry that is as unique as you are! Classes, kits, books, and
beads (Czech, lampwork, Swarovski, Bali, and more). I-94 to exit 183.
South 1 Mile. Minutes W. of Metro Airport. Closed Mon. TueFri
106; Sat 104; Sun 102. www.StonyCreekBead.blogspot.com.

2060 Whittaker Rd.

(734) 544-0904

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

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

455 99th Ave. NW

67 Blacksmith Shop Rd.

(NW suburb of Mpls.). Were a full-service bead store. We have lots


and lots of beads, findings, and accessories! Our staff is friendly and
knowledgeable. We offer classes, parties, open beading, and design
consultation. Mon, Wed, Fri, and Sat 105; Tue, Thu 108; Sun 124.
Visit us online.

(508) 548-4665

Tatnuck Bead Co.


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

1099 Pleasant St.


31 Thompson Rd.

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

MICHIGAN
Raisin River BeadsDundee

(763) 717-4200

BeadburyOsseo
www.beadbury.com

300 5th Ave. SE

(763) 425-4520

Nordic Gypsy Beads and JewelryRochester


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

20 Third St. S.W.

www.raisinriverbeads.com

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After Glow BeadsLouisville

(507) 288-2258

An ever-growing selection of Delicas, charms, Japanese seed beads,


buttons, Czech, Bali silver, Swarovski, semiprecious, and findings.
Classes and birthday parties. MonSat 115, Sun 125.

141 Riley St.

(734) 529-3322

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Ladybead and RookWilton

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

Beautiful, quality beads to inspire your creativity and accentuate your


style. Emphasis on European beads: Czech crystals, pressed glass, seed
beads, pearls, and semiprecious. Artisan-created jewelry for fine gift
giving. Ample parking. Tue, ThuSat 10:305:30, Sun 124. Closed
Mon. & Wed. At the Riverview Mill Artist Shops.

725 Snelling Ave. N.

29 Howard St.

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Stormcloud Trading Co. (Beadstorm)


St. Paul

(651) 645-0343

www.ladybeadandrook.com

MISSOURI

NEW JERSEY

Plum BazaarBranson

Beads by BlancheBergenfield

www.plumbazaarbeads.com

Bead store in historic downtown Branson, near the Branson Landing.


Direct importer of beads. Bulk strands, turquoise, coral, gemstone
beads, pearls, glass. Findings, sterling beads, complete line of supplies,
and friendly instruction. Custom jewelry. Open 7 days!

123 E. Main St.

(417) 337-7586 (PLUM)

Bead BrowseryLiberty

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

131 S. Water St. (Corbin Milll)

(816) 415-8750

Lady Bug BeadsSt. Louis


www.ladybugbeads.net

Midwests premier bead shop. 3,000+ seed beads including Toho,


Aiko, Czech, and Delicas. Full selection of Swarovski and semiprecious
stones. Pearls always on special. U.S. distributor for the Craft Kit
Company and Toho Treasure Kits. We are a teaching store. Mon, Wed,
Fri 106; Tue and Thu 108; Sat 94; Sun 124.

7616 Big Bend Blvd.

(314) 644-6140

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

106 N. Washington Ave.

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

2 E. Main St.

www.beadjungle.com

1550 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy., Ste. G


(702) 432-2323

Bead HavenLas Vegas


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

7664 W. Lake Mead Blvd., #111

(702) 233-2450

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Bella BeadsCenter Harbor
www.bellabeadsnh.com
The Chic Boutique on the Bay. Great lampwork, strands, and sterling findings. Custom jewelry or make your own. Classes and gatherings, come by car or boat. The friendly bead shop thats open 7 days.
Harbor Corner.

34 Plymouth House St.

(603) 253-9010

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

146 N. Main St.

(603) 223-0146

Le Beaderie LLCDerry
www.lebeaderie.com
Swarovski crystals and pearls, Miyuki Delicas and seed beads, Bali silver, huge selection of semiprecious stones, an abundance of unique
products and findings, and no sales tax! Come find out why all roads
lead to Le Beaderie!

6 W. Broadway, #5

(603) 432-2700

Castleander BeadsHudson
www.castleander.com
Welcome to 214-D Central St., Rte 111... the NEW home of Castleander Beads! We are located on the right hand side of the Drink Shoppe.
We love our customers... the ones we know and the ones we have yet
to meet. Come in, peruse, sit and bead; enjoy yourself.

214 D Central St., Rte. 111

(908) 735-6797

Jubili Beads & YarnsCollingswood


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

(603) 594-0048

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

(603) 352-7192

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

26 Bridge St.

(609) 397-8849

The Birds & the BeadsMorganville


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

411 Rt. 79

(732) 591-8233

Multi Creations (NJ) Inc.Old Bridge


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

1405 Rt. 18 S., Unit #102

(732) 607-6422

The Bead CellarPennsauken


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

6305 Westfield Ave.

(856) 665-4744

The Place to BeadPrinceton


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

41 Witherspoon St.

(609) 921-8050

Bazaar Star BeaderyRidgewood


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

216 E. Ridgewood Ave.

(201) 444-5144

The Beaded PathSouth Orange


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

9 Village Plaza

88

(856) 858-7844

SojournerLambertville

Bead JungleHenderson (Las Vegas area)

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

(201) 385-6225

Extraordinary BeadsClinton

713 Haddon Ave.

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12 Main St.

(603) 654-2805

(973) 821-5280

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

1512 F Wyoming Blvd. NE

(505) 299-1856

Thunderbird Supply Company


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

2311 Vassar NE

(505) 884-7770

Thunderbird Supply CompanyGallup


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

1907 W. 66 Ave.

(800) 545-7968

The Beading Heart of Santa FeSanta Fe


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

939 West Alameda Street

(505) 988-8961

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

349 W. Commercial St.

(585) 586-6550

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

38 First St.

(845) 501-8295

Beads World Inc.New York


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

1384 Broadway

(212) 302-1199

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

Rt. 55, Ste. 107

(845) 452-7611

Studio 34 Bead Mercantile and Gallery


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

34 Elton St.

(585) 737-5858

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

37 Wall St.

(828) 254-7927

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

40 N. Lexington St.

(828) 236-2323

Beads and Other Fancy StuffMorganton


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

408-A W. Fleming Dr

(828) 439-9935

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

509 N. West St.

(919) 834-6260

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

150 B S. Equity Dr.

(919) 934-2900

Dings Fashions & GiftsWinston-Salem


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

2834 Reynolda Rd.

(336) 723-3465

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

1840 Town Park Blvd., Ste. J, Uniontown (Green)


(330) 899-8611

Bead Q!Chagrin Falls


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

(440) 708-1771

1 Stop Bead ShopColumbus


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

6347 Sawmill Rd.

(614) 573-6452

Gahanna Bead ShopGahanna


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

1024 N. Hamilton Rd.

(614) 933-8948

Bead Paradise IIOberlin


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

29 W. College St.

(440) 775-2233

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

6536 W. Central Ave.

Beads of a FeatherKutztown
www.beadfeather.com

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

114 W. Dallas St.

(918) 806-8945

The Spiral Beadery & MoreOklahoma City


www.thespiralbeadery.com
Beads, findings, and supplies; glass, crystal, vintage,
ethnic, furnace, freshwater pearls, semiprecious and
precious gemstones, silver, gold, and more! Great
selection and prices with a courteous, experienced
staff. Check us out on Facebook!
4327 N. Western Ave.
Ph./Fax: (405) 525-5454

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

240 NE Emerson, Ste. 110

(541) 617-8854

Roots BeadsDepoe Bay


Your bead headquarters in Oregon. Over 1,500 Miyuki seed-bead
choices, thousands of strings of stone, glass, pears, and wood.
Swarovski, Thai silver, sterling, gold-fill, tools, findings, 100+ books,
classes. Open 7 days.

3150 Fogarty Ave. at Lincoln Beach (541) 764-5040

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

1011 Valley River Way #108

(541) 338-8311

(419) 842-8183

(541) 683-5903

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

487 Bennett St.

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

(541) 387-4367

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

4223 Washington Rd.

www.beadsatdusticreek.com

A newly located artistic venue. Classes available. Customers always


come first and always return.

1165 W. Baltimore Pike

(503)235-4800

P E N N S Y LV A N I A

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

(215) 579-8340

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

(412) 687-1513

PUGDOGs Rock & Bead ShopPittsburgh


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

(412) 420-1020

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

2151 E. High St., Ste. A

Reeds BeadsAmbler
www.reeds-beads.com

(215) 540-5585

The Rolling BeadCarlisle

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

2594 Eastern Blvd.

(717) 600-8222

RHODE ISLAND

www.therollingbead.com
Your bead headquarters in Central PA offering a wide selection of seed
beads, Miyuki Delicas, and Swarovski crystals. 2,000 sf. of inventory
with over 4,500 items. We also carry a wide variety of Czech pressed
glass, fire polished beads, findings, clasps, threads, tools, books, and
magazines. Beading classes offered. Shop MonFri 96, Sat 94. Easy
access from I-81.

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

The Bead GardenHavertown

The Purple Door Bead ShopJamestown


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

47 Conanicus Ave.

(401) 423-1231

SOUTH CAROLINA
MB Jewelry & BeadsAiken

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

(610) 449-2699

www.mbjewelryandbeads.com
Located in the heart of historic downtown Aiken. Enjoy shopping in
5 rooms of beads. Phenomenal selection of semiprecious stones,
pearls, Swarovski, sterling, Czech, Toho seed beads, tools, findings.
MonFri 106, Sat 104. info@abeadersparadise.com.

145 Laurens St. SW

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The Bead GalleryYork

Unique accents for your project! Array of distinctive beads and findings for designer or novice. Specializing in semiprecious, pearl, and
glass bead strands, Thai and Bali silver, lampwork, silk cords. Class
and store info on website.

2122 Darby Rd.

(610) 892-2740

Bucks County BeadsNewtown

Buttercup BeadsPottstown

Portlands Premier Bead Shop. High quality Unique & Unusual products, as well as the basics. Friendly, Helpful, Experienced Staff & Outstanding Instructors. Everything you expect a Quality bead store to be!
MonFri 106; Sat 105; Sun 24

200 S. Spring Garden St.


Toll-free

(724) 941-5112

Blue Santa BeadsMedia

5802 Douglas St.

Beads At Dusti CreekPortland

32 N. Main St.

(570) 714-6700

Bead It!McMurray

4521 Butler St.

Sparkling CreationsHood River

4848 SE Division Ave.

(610) 683-7020

BeadweaversLuzerne (Wilkes-Barre)

Crystal Bead BazaarPittsburgh

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

416 Oak St. Mall

230 W. Main St.

#2 Cambridge Ln.

www.harlequinbeads.com

1027 Willamette St.

Bigger and better than ever! 1,300 sq. ft. of seed beads, lampwork,
hand-blown glass, pearls, semiprecious, huge selection of Swarovski
Crystals, ceramics, base metals, precious metals, Unicorn, Grace
Lampwork, Vintaj, Tierra Cast, Soft Flex, tools, classes, parties!
Importer direct . . . low prices. Walk-in beading. Web store up in July.

www.bluesantabeads.net

www.rootsbeads.com

Harlequin Beads & JewelryEugene

OHIO

8584 E. Washington

OKLAHOMA
BeadlesBroken Arrow

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Chevron Trading Post & Bead Company


Asheville

(803) 502-0200

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Campobello

Nova Beads and CreationsHouston


www.novabeads.net

www.Beadworkzstore.com

www.horsefeathers1.com

A happy, cozy bead shop tucked in beautiful historic Heights, filled


with a wide variety of beads and findings. Check out our website for a
schedule of fun classes and shop online for stylish kits.

A friendly, full-service store with a fantastic selection of semiprecious


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

the market {stop to shop}

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

18845 Asheville Hwy.

(866) 228-7600
(864) 457-2422

S O U T H D A K OTA
Moonshadow BEAD StudioRapid City

Handmade lampworked beads * semiprecious * sterling silver and


gold-filled beads and findings * Swarovski crystals * Delicas * triangle,
hex, square, faceted beads * books and patterns * one-on-one
CLASSES * finished, exclusive, beaded art to wear * Come sit and
bead with us! Contact us via e-mail at moonshadow@rushmore.com.

318 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Ste. B

(605) 348-2510

TENNESSEE
White Fox Bead Studio
Maryville (Knoxville)
www.whitefoxbeads.com

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

145 Cherokee Heights Dr.

(865) 980-0237

TEXAS
Ny6design Beads & SuppliesAllen/Plano
www.Ny6design.com

Wholesale Beads showroomOpen to public. Semi-gemstone beads,


supplies & findings. Beading Class (Beginning Advance) $25/person, 2nd person 1/2 price. Sign up Online or In Store

1023 S. Greenville Ave.( Allen)

(214) 509-6700

Nomadic NotionsAustin
www.nomadicnotions.com

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

3010 W. Anderson Ln.

(512) 454-0001

Bead FountainCollege Station


www.MyBeadShop.net
Need beads? Go to the source: Bead Fountain, Aggielands full-service
bead shop. High-quality findings, seed beads, crystals, pearls, stones,
silver, and glass beads. Trollbeads silver dealer. Buy classes and patterns
online.

1804-D Brothers Blvd.

(979) 694-2323

Splendor in the GrassDallas


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

1900 Abrams Pkwy. At La Vista.

(214) 824-2777

The Artful BeadDallas


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

2501 N. Josey Ln., #116 (Carrollton)


(972) 242-8949

The Artful BeadFort Worth


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

5304 Trail Lake Dr.

(817) 294-2903

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

8220 Louetta, #124, Spring


(281) 257-0510
14315 Cypress Rosehill #110, Houston
(281) 256-0904

3518 White Oak Dr.

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

421 Gentry, #202

(281) 288-9116

Elegant NotionsHouston Heights


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

239 W. 19th St.

(713) 864-0992

Antiques, Beads & Crafty People


Pearland
www.abcraftypeople.com
Our crafty people can help with your selection from our full line of
bead- and jewelry-making supplies. Custom jewelry. Special orders
welcome. Classes and parties. MonSat 106. (S. of Houston)

2517 E. Broadway St.

(281) 997-3600

Bitter Creek DesignsSan Antonio


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

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

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

21 Tafts Corners Shopping Center (802) 288-9666

VIRGINIA
Studio Baboo A Big Little Bead Store
Charlottesville

3258 Academy Ave.

(757) 483-7800

The Bead CottageVirginia Beach


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

5350 Kempsriver Dr., Suite 106

(757) 495-5400

The Bead Goes OnVirginia Beach


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

2700 Avenger Dr.

(866) 861-2323

W A S H I N G TO N
Beads and BeyondBellevue
www.beadsandbeyond-wa.com
Largest selection in the area! Great service, full range of seed beads,
charms, sterling, vintage beads, books, Swarovski, tools, trade beads .
. . you name it! Newsletter, great local, and national instructors. Mon
Sat 106, Sun 113.

121 A 107th Ave.

(425) 462-8992

Island Beads Inc.Oak Harbor


www.islandbeadsinc.com
Your favorite Northwest bead store features lowest prices in stones,
pearls, crystals, 11 delicas; 6; 8; 11;15; 15, 11, 8 hexes; bugles,;
tools; findings; charms. CLASSES. Open WedFri 126, Sat 124.
Closed major holidays. For directions go to website www.islandbeadsinc.com

5040 N. Rodgers Rd..

(360) 707-0181

Wynwoods Gallery & Studio


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

940 Water St.

(360) 385-6131

Beyond Beads GallerySpokane

www.studiobaboo.com

www.beyondbeads.com

Full-service bead store with a huge selection of Delicas, seed beads,


glass, semi-precious, pearls, and more! Annual seminars with nationally known artists. Your source for French beaded flower supplies and
the Fabulous Flowers seminar with Donna Dickt. Visit our website for
complete details www.studiobaboo.com. Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat
105; Thu 117; Sun 124. (On the Downtown Mall)

Home of inspiration and creative minds. Huge selection of Japanese


and Czech beads, Swarovski crystal, and findings ranging from base
metal to sterling gold-filled. Classes for every level of beader. Open 7
days a week.

321 E. Main St.

(434) 244-2905

Gus Haus of BeadsChesapeake


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

701 N. Battlefield Blvd.

(757) 549-5124

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

10013 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Ste. 105


(540) 710-0705

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

1246 Merchant Ln.

90

(713) 868-1310

Spring BeadsHouston/Spring

BeadworkzPortsmouth

12021 E. Sprague

(509) 891-8653

Rings & Things WholesaleSpokane


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

304 E. 2nd Ave.

(509) 252-2900

Wonders of the World BeadshopSpokane


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

621 W. Mallon, Ste. 412

(509) 325-2867

WISCONSIN
Bead BucketDoor County
www.themotherbead.com
Established in 1997. Under same ownership as The Mother Bead and
just as fabulous. Offering outside bead classes. Daily 108 in the summer. Weekends only MayOct.

Hwy. 42, Ephraim

(920) 854-7047

(757) 262-0162

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POCO Creations & BeadsWinnipeg

Texas

www.pocobeads.com

A well-organized, extensive inventory in a welcoming environment.


Helpful, knowledgeable, and professional staff. Classes and demonstrations. Always something new. Call for newsletter. Established 1998.

Your full-service bead store. Freshwater pearls, gemstones, porcelain,


metal, wood, Swarovski, glass, shell; sold by strand or individually.
Findings, wire, tools, books, Jewelry Workshop Kits, magazines, displays. Workshops, private parties, custom design, repairs, handmade
consignment jewelry.

419 Dousman

(920) 437-2821

Knot Just BeadsGreenfield


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

4309 S. 76th St.

(414) 771-8360

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

402 Westgate Mall

(608) 274-0104

JSM Bead CoopSheboygan


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

931 N. 8th St.

(920) 208-BEAD (2323)

Meant to BeadSun Prairie


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

1264 W. Main St.

(608) 837-5900

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

18900 W. Bluemound Rd.

(262) 641-0910

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

1406 Pemberton Ave.

(604) 987-5311

Bead Box Inc.Pointe Claire, Montreal


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

17-B Cartier Ave.

(514) 697-4224

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

128 Manville Rd., #9

(877) 473-2323

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

2015 W. 4th Ave.

(604) 730-8056

Kimdoly BeadsVancouver
www.kimdoly.com
Come to the beach and bead! Discover the wide selection of semiprecious stone beads, pearls, findings, tools and more at amazing prices.
Classes offered at Denman. Come in today for an unique beading
experience. Visit our website today, online shop now open!

909 Denman St.

575 Archibald St.

(204) 219-2528

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SchoolsEducation

Dallas Bead Society


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

Canada
Toronto Bead Society

WILLIAM HOLLAND LAPIDARY SCHOOL of


Arts. PO Box 980, Young Harris, GA 30582. Call for
information (706) 379-2126; lapidary@windstream.
net; www.lapidaryschool.org. Week-long classes. Classes from AprilOctober.

Shows
BEAD SHOWS IN SOUTHEAST FL (just north of
Orlando) Dates and locations on our website, www.
thedownthestreetbeadshow.com or (866) 667-3232
(bead, soldering, cold fusion, fused glass, PMC, and
wire-wrapping classes offered at most shows).

233-253 College St. (mail only)


Toronto, ON, Canada M5T 1R4
Info and message line: (416) 264-8999
E-mail: info@torontobeadsociety.org
Web address: www.torontobeadsociety.org
Meetings 2nd Wednesday 7 p.m., SeptemberJune.
Ryerson University, 380 Victoria Street (East of Yonge,
between College and Dundas), Toronto Bead Society
has a fair twice a year, 1st weekend in May and 2nd weekend in November. All info on our website, under Fairs.

BEAD BROWSER
www.beadaddict.ca

BEAD SOCIETIES
California

Working professionally with beads for over a decade, we feature


classroom-tested, originally designed beaded jewellery kits complete
with illustrated instructions and all components. Online ordering
featuring PayPal at www.beadaddict.ca.

Bead Society of San Diego County


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

Central California Bead Society


PO Box 895
Clovis, CA 93613
Web address: www.CentralCaliforniaBeadSociety.org
Meets 4th Saturday of the month JanuaryAugust and
October, at Marriott Fairfield Inn and Suites, 50 N.
Clovis Ave., Clovis, from 9:302:00. Workshops by
local and national teachers. 15th Annual BEAD AND
JEWELRY SHOW September 18, 2011. Contact Jennifer (209) 878-0168.

New Jersey

the market {stop to shop}

www.themotherbead.com

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

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

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

www.MarshaNealStudio.com
Handmade textured porcelain pendants, porcelain decal pieces,
hand painted silks in 3 styles and 60 colors, screen printed apparel,
and much more available online at www.MarshaNealStudio.com.

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

www.toocutebeads.com

South Jersey Bead Society


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

We carry Swarovski crystal, pendants, pearls, gold-filled beads,


chain, sterling silver beads, cultured pearls, Murano glass, artist
glass, tools and wire, kits, and much more. Visit our website for class
schedule and for our sale of the week.

(604) 683-6323

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FLORIDA
The Down the Street Bead Shows

the market {stop to shop}

Orange City, FL
Ph. (866) 667-3232
E-mail: info@thedownthestreetbeadshow.com
Website: www.thedownthestreetbeadshow.com
CANDIE COOPER

The Down the Street Bead Shows, with stops in DeLand


(Orlando area), Tampa, St. Augustine, Pompano, West
Palm, and Ft. Myers, have ongoing classes in basic beading,
seed beading, wire wrapping, cold fusion, soldering, fused
glass, kumihimo braiding, and more.

ILLINOIS
Natures Creation Ltd.

Hands-on instruction, small classes, flexible scheduling.


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

K AT IE HA CK E R

NEW JERSEY
Jubili Beads & Yarns
713 Haddon Ave.
Collingswood, NJ 08108
Ph. (856) 858-7844
E-mail: info@jubilibeadsandyarns.com
Website: www.jubilibeadsandyarns.com

Crafters ecstasy! Great classes in all levels of beaded jewelry


making, bead weaving. Featuring state-of-the-art, 8-torch
flame-work studio. Open studio rental available. Mixedmedia specialists offering classes and supplies in knitting,
crocheting, loom weaving, PMC, wirework, and more! Vintage attic now open!

TEXAS
Bitter Creek Designs
17711 I-H 10 W., Bldg. 700, Ste. 104
San Antonio, TX 78257
Ph. (210) 558-0559; Fax: (830) 249-1499
E-mail: jenny@bittercreekdesigns.com
Website: www.bittercreekdesigns.com

In or near the San Antonio area? We offer a large selection


of classes, including basic and advanced stringing, beginner
and advanced wire wrapping, dichroic glass and beadmaking, beginner and advanced PMC, and chain mail. No experience required. Call or visit our website for more
information.

MARY HETTMANSPERGER

40W541 IL Rt. 64-B360


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Ph. (630) 377-0197
E-mail: info@dichroic.biz
Website: www.dichroic.biz

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techniques

These basic instructions are for techniques used in this issues projects and are from The Beaders Companion
(Interweave, 2005). Dont have this popular book? Call (800) 272-2193 or visit interweavestore.com.

PA S S T H R O U G H V S
PA S S B A C K T H R O U G H

H E R R I N G B O N E S T I TC H

Pass through means to move your


needle in the same direction that the
beads have been strung. Pass back
through means to move your needle
in the opposite direction.
F I N I S H I N G A N D S TA R TING NEW THREADS

Tie off your old thread when its


about 4" long by making a simple
knot between beads. Pass through
a few beads and pull tight to hide
the knot. Weave through a few more
beads and trim the thread close
to the work. Start the new thread
by tying a knot between beads
and weaving through a few beads.
Pull tight to hide the knot. Weave
through several beads until you
reach the place to resume beading.
FRINGE

Exit from your


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

make strips of beads or as the foundation for brick and herringbone


stitches.
P E Y OT E S T I TC H

Begin with a foundation row of evencount ladder stitch. String 2 beads,


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

One-drop flat peyote stitch begins by


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

For circular peyote stitch, string


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

Two-drop flat peyote stitch is


worked the same as above, but with
2 beads at a time instead of 1.

S Q U A R E S T I TC H

Begin by stringing a row of beads.


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

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Begin tubular herringbone stitch


with a foundation row of ladder
stitch. Join the ends together to form
a tube. String 2 beads. Pass down
through the next bead and up
through the following bead. Repeat
around the tube. At the end of the
round, pass through the first beads of
the previous and current rounds to
step up to the new round.
L A D D E R S T I TC H

String 2 beads and pass through


them again. String 1 bead. Pass
through the last stitched bead and the
one just strung. Repeat, adding
1 bead at a time and working in a
figure-eight pattern. Use this stitch to

Make a mid-project peyote-stitch


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

To make a mid-project peyotestitch decrease, simply pass the


thread through 2 beads without adding a bead in the gap. In the next
row, work a regular one-drop peyote
stitch over the decrease. Keep tension taut to avoid holes.

For tubular peyote stitch, string an


even number of beads and make a
foundation circle by passing through
them two more times, exiting from
the first bead strung. String 1 bead
and pass through the third bead of
the foundation circle. String 1 bead
and pass through the fifth bead of the
foundation circle. Continue adding
1 bead at a time, skipping over 1 bead
of the first round, until you have
added half the number of beads of
the first round. Step up for the next
round by exiting from the first bead
of the second round. String 1 bead,
pass through the second bead added
in the second round, and pull thread
tight. String 1 bead and pass through
the third bead added in the second
round. Continue around, filling in
the spaces 1 bead at a time. Exit
from the first bead added in each
round.

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B R I C K S T I TC H
R I G H T- A N G L E W E A V E

Begin by creating a foundation row


in ladder stitch. String 2 beads and
pass under the closest exposed loop
of the foundation row and back
through the second bead. String
1 bead and pass under the next
exposed loop and back through the
bead just strung; repeat.

To decrease within a row, string


1 bead and skip a loop of thread on
the previous row, passing under the
second loop and back through the
bead.
To increase within a row, work
two stitches in the same loop on the
previous row.
B E A D E M B RO I D E RY

For single stitch embroidery,


begin by passing the needle through
the fabric, from wrong side to right
side, at the place where the first bead
is to go. String a bead and pass the
needle back through the fabric right
next to the bead. Bring the needle
back through the fabric where the
next bead is to go, thread 1 bead and
go back down through the fabric.
Continue. Note: Use bugle beads
between 2 seed beads to protect the
thread from the sharp edges on bugle
beads and single-stitch as one bead.

For single-needle right-angle


weave, string 4 beads and pass
through the first 3 beads again to
form the first unit. For the rest of
the row, string 3 beads, pass through
the last bead passed through in the
previous unit, and the first 2 just
strung; the thread path will resemble
a figure eight, alternating directions
with each unit. To begin the next
row, pass through beads to exit the
side bead of the last unit. String
3 beads, pass through the last bead
passed through, and the first bead
just strung. *String 2 beads, pass
back through the next side bead of
the previous row, the last bead passed
through in the previous unit, and the
last 2 beads just strung. Pass
through the next side bead of the
previous row, string 2 beads, pass
through the last bead of the previous
unit, the side bead just passed
through, and the first bead just
strung. Repeat from * to complete
the row, then begin a new row as
before.
Start

the center of the thread. *Use one


needle to string 1 bead, then pass the
other needle back through it. String
1 bead on each needle, then repeat
from * to form a chain of right-angle
units.
To turn at the end of the row, use
the left needle to string 3 beads,
then cross the right needle back
through the last bead strung. Use
the right needle to string 3 beads,
then cross the left needle back
through the last bead strung. To
continue the row, use the right
needle to string 2 beads; pass the
left needle through the next bead
on the previous row and back
through the last bead strung.
NETTING (SINGLE
THREAD)

Begin by stringing a base row of


13 beads. String 5 beads and pass
back through the fifth bead from the
end of the base row. String another
5 beads, skip 3 beads of the base
row, and pass back through the next;
repeat to the end of the row. To
turn, pass back through the last
3 beads (one leg of the last net).
String 5 beads, pass back through
the center bead of the next net and
continue.

PROJECT RATING
Our three-level project
rating system, found on the
opening page of each project,
is your guide to deciding
which projects to make first:
Projects suited to those
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WIREWORKING

To form a simple loop, use


flat-nose pliers to make a
90 bend at least " from
the end of the wire. Use
round-nose pliers to grasp
the wire after the bend; roll
the pliers toward the bend until the
wire end touches the 90 bend.
Open a simple loop by grasping each
side of its opening with a pair of pliers. Dont pull apart. Instead, twist
in opposite directions so that you can
open and close without distorting
the shape.

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For backstitch embroidery, begin


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

Melinda Barta and Katie Hacker.


More videos and stitch illustrations can also be found by clicking on the glossary tab at

To begin double-needle rightangle weave, use one needle on each


end of the thread to string 3 beads to

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BEADWORK

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LAURA BOWKER

hen you see Laura


Bowkers work for the
first time, you immediately notice unique
features you have never seen before in
a lampworked-glass bead. Instead of
a typically glossy surface, the bead has
a matte finish engraved with intricate
patterns, lines, and grooves. You might
even wonder if the bead is made of
clay or resin, although the heft would
give you a clue that it is, indeed, glass.
One of very few American bead artists
engraving glass, Laura is a beadmaking
pioneer in the battuto technique.
To learn this famed Italian technique, the Stanwood, Washington,
resident traveled to Murano in 2007 to
study with master glass engraver Luigi
Camozzo. Two weeks of working daily
with him one-on-one gave Laura the
basic skills she needed to begin engraving in her home studio.
A lampwork beadmaker since 1997,
Laura was so inspired by the battuto
technique that it revolutionized her
approach. Battuto, which in Italian
means to hammer, chisel, or beat,
totally changed my work, Laura says.
Other than small spacer beads, every
bead I make now is engraved with the
battuto technique.

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I look back at my beads in 1000 Glass


Beads (Lark Books, 2004) and my work
is completely different now, she says,
noting the shiny finish, bright striations, and multicolors that were part of
her repertoire then. Its all about texture now. The texture comes from
holding each bead in her hand and
applying it to a diamond wheel
mounted in a custom lathe machine.
Changing the wheel or its angle imparts
the glass with a sublime matte finish,
subtle details, and stunning faceting.
To showcase these unique qualities,
Laura now makes beads in solid colors
or only a few colors. The beads also
tend to be larger to make them easier to
hold while working and to provide
more surface area for engraving.
What hasnt changed for Laura is
the internal happy place she visits
each time she creates a new bead.
Working at the torch is a slow, meditative process, while engraving requires
a different type of energy and focus.
I have fallen in love with glass once
again, she says. Indeed, glass has been
a lifelong love. Her grandmother, a
glass-paperweight collector, introduced Laura as a young child to the
wonders of glass by taking her to a
glassblowing studio in Oregon.

Laura has recently begun learning


silversmithing, copper electroforming,
and bronze casting. These new skills
enable her to incorporate metal with
her engraved beads and cabochons,
resulting in a new line of jewelry. She
also currently serves as a regional
director for the International Society
of Glass Beadmakers.
Whats next for Laura? Currently
selling her work at bead shows and on
her website (www.lbglass.net), Laura is
seeking galleries to represent her work.
In addition, she has been teaching
from her home studio and hopes to do
more of it in the future to continue
sharing her passion for glass.
TINA KOYAMA is an artist, an instructor, and a
writer in Seattle. She was recently an artist-inresidence at Pratt Fine Arts Center. Contact Tina
through her website, www.tinakoyama.com.

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