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VOL.

Creative 10
Beading
The best projects from a year of Bead&Button magazine
VOL.

Creative 10
Beading
The best projects from a year of Bead&Button magazine

WAUKESHA, WI

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Kalmbach Books
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2015 Kalmbach Books


All rights reserved. Except for brief excerpts for review, this book may not be reproduced in part or in
whole by electronic means or otherwise without written permission of the publisher.

The jewelry designs in Creative Beading Vol. 10 are the copyrighted property of the authors, and they
may not be taught or sold without permission. Please use them for your education and personal
enjoyment only.

Please follow appropriate health and safety measures when working with materials and equipment. Some
general guidelines are presented in this book, but always read and follow manufacturers instructions.

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not responsible for any injuries, losses, or other damages that may result from the use of the information in
this book.

Published in 2015
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Manufactured in China

ISBN: 978-1-62700-201-1
EISBN: 978-1-62700-202-8

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Editor: Erica Swanson


Book Design: Kelly Katlaps
Illustrator: Kellie Jaeger
Photographers: William Zuback, James Forbes

Publishers Cataloging-In-Publication Data

Creative beading : the best projects from a year of Bead&Button magazine.

v. : ill.

Annual
Vol. [1] (2006)-
Description based on: vol. 7 (2012).
Latest issue consulted: vol. 7 (2012).
Material in each volume appeared in the previous years issues of Bead&Button magazine.
Includes index.

1. BeadworkPeriodicals. 2. BeadsPeriodicals. 3. Jewelry makingPeriodicals. I. Kalmbach Publishing Company.


II. Title: Bead&Button magazine.

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Contents
Introduction................................................................ 8
Tools & Materials ....................................................... 9
Basics ....................................................................... 13 22
SINGLE-STITCH PROJECTS .................................. 20
Bead stud bracelet ................................................................... 22
Get in touch with your inner wild child with bead studs

Surfin the waves ...................................................................... 24


Make waves with this flat Cellini necklace using everything from 110 seed beads
to 60s!

Animal magnetism .................................................................... 27


Hear the call of the wild as you stitch these gorgeous bracelets representing two
favorite animal prints zebra and peacock

Cute as a button bracelet ......................................................... 30


Dress up this simple peyote stitch band with sparkling crystal buttons
24
Coin toss pendant .................................................................... 33
The beads surrounding this pendant have a different arrangement on each side,
so the piece looks great no matter which side is facing out

Basketweave rings ................................................................... 36


These little rings are great for using cylinder beads you already have in your stash
and experimenting with different color combinations

Herringbone flair ....................................................................... 38


Discover why herringbone stitch is always in style as you join two ropes
embellished with seed beads, crystals, and pearls.

Herringbone bezel pendant ...................................................... 41


Stitch this quick frame for a favorite focal bead or cabochon using an easy flat
herringbone technique

Totally tubular triangle beads ................................................... 42


Make a textural tube bracelet or necklace with two-hole triangle beads
30
Funky skunk ............................................................................. 44
Work up a unique bracelet thats fun to wear using two colors of daggers
and seed beads

Faded denim bracelet .............................................................. 47


Use peanut beads, crystals, and seed beads to make a bracelet thats as
comfortable as your favorite pair of old blue jeans

Button-it-up bracelet ................................................................ 48


Tiny buttons add just the right amount of sparkle to a simple base

African safari............................................................................. 51
Pay homage to two favulous creatures with animal-print bracelets that wont
harm a hair on their heads!
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Flower bud necklace ................................................................ 54
Connect beaded beads made with two-hole lentils, SuperDuos, and magatamas
to highlight the Bead&Button 20th anniversary bead (or any art bead you like)

Piggyback bracelet................................................................... 57
Stack two-hole piggy beads one behind the other for a sophisticated accessory

Coveted collar .......................................................................... 58


You wont be able to resist this necklace of seed beads, drops, and crystals sewn
among SuperDuos
48
Row-by-row pearls ................................................................... 62
Make a single-strand or double-decker bracelet using classic pearls, seed beads,
and bicones

Scrumptious scallops ............................................................... 65


Create an elegant necklace of scallops using crystal pearls in a variety of sizes.
Add crystal teardrops for movement

Crystal corona bracelet ............................................................ 68


Crown these unique Swarovski components with an equally unique array of
beads, including metallic squaredelles

Tila trellis................................................................................... 70
Two-hole beads make this bracelet easy to stitch up while bicone crystals
add a hint of sparkle

54 Dreaming of diamonds ............................................................. 72


These elegant earrings look like fine jewelry yet are quick to stitch up and are
easier on the wallet than real diamonds or gemstones

Flamenco pellets bangle .......................................................... 74


Stitch an easy bracelet and earrings reminiscent of a flamenco dancers dress using
linked rings of Pellet beads and contrasting seed beads

Shimmering snowflake earrings ............................................... 76


Sparkling crystals and Swarovski cosmic rings light the way in these daring,
dangling earrings

Rulla wave bracelet .................................................................. 79


Weave Rulla beads around and between pearls for a stylish, fun accessory

Enduring drops necklace.......................................................... 80


Celebrate in style with the B&B 10th anniversary focal (or other art bead)
65 and all your favorite beads

Cubes & cradles ....................................................................... 82


Nestle crystal cubes in swags of metal beads for an elegant necklace and earrings

Bead embroidered stamped leather cuff.................................. 85


When you think of creating stamped leather, you probably dont think of
rubber stamps and bead embroidery!

Rainbow bright bracelet ........................................................... 88


If youve always wanted to try bead embroidery, test the waters by using easy stop
stitches to attach sequins in a rainbow of colors

Tuscan sunset cuff ................................................................... 91


Highlight the warm Tuscan colors of an art bead in a bead-embroidered cuff

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Oh, lolly, lolly pendant .............................................................. 94
Layer soutache lollipops to create a beautiful pendant that will make you proud
as a peacock!

Serpentine soutache bracelet .................................................. 98


Create ribbons of soutache braid that meander through clusters of SuperDuos
and flow around a cabochon

Sweet soutache neck straps .................................................. 103


Add soutache beaded chains to your skill set, and finish any soutache piece in style
88
Serape bracelet ...................................................................... 106
Inspired by the traditional Mexican shawl, this loomwork bracelet is both bold
and beautiful

Bead crochet Sonokos way................................................... 109


Sonoko Nozue is one of the most well-known international beaders with a
following of dedicated students and admirers that circles the globe

MULTIPLE STITCH PROJECTS ............................ 112


Rizo florets necklace .............................................................. 114
Stitch up cute little beaded beads using Rizos and pearls, and then string them
together for a floral look thats great for summer

Colorful blossoms bracelet .................................................... 116


Top a flat floral bracelet with a trio of dimensional bezels 94
Twin flower lariat ..................................................................... 120
Stitch a textural, organic rope with floral finials and a smooth slide

Pixie petals bracelet ............................................................... 123


Make a statement with this organic and classic cuff

Double diamond delights ....................................................... 128


This design was inspired by Coptic crosses. The Coptic cross is a widely used
symbol in the Coptic, Ethiopian, and Eretrian churches

Edgy elegance ........................................................................ 132


Edge a simple peyote stitch band with cup chain and seed beads
for a little bracelet that really rocks

Earn your stripes .................................................................... 134


Learn to create a set of striped beaded beads in three graduated sizes to take
advantage of inexpensive wooden bead sets sold in craft stores
114
Enchanted garden ring ........................................................... 136
Wrap your finger with an everlasting flower blossom

Beaded bangle trio ................................................................. 139


Make a coordinating set of bangles to stack or wear alone

Vintage blooms necklace ....................................................... 142


Use leftover beads to bring a channeled metal pendant into full blossom

Corkscrew bangle .................................................................. 144


Work up a spiraling bangle in tubular brick stitch, and finish with a decorative
embroidered centerpiece or fancy clasp

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And the bead goes on ............................................................ 146
Cover plain wooden beads with beautiful patterns in right-angle weave and
peyote stitch to create miniature works of art

Timeless lace collar ................................................................ 149


Stitch a base of SuperDuos to support a uniquely shaped necklace of seed beads,
crystals, and pearls

Rivoli rendezvous ................................................................... 152


Crystal rivolis shine when surrounded by SuperDuos and bicones in these earrings
152 and coordinating pendant

Do the bump........................................................................... 155


A raised peyote embellishment adds another dimension to cubic right-angle weave

Stacked St. Petersburg bracelet ............................................ 160


Inspired by the beauty of St. Petersburg chain, this bracelet features strips
of beadwork you can join two different ways

Ribbons of pearls ornament ................................................... 163


Beaded ornaments make great gifts just in time for the holiday season

Pathway of petals ................................................................... 166


Petal beads take a bracelet from earthy to elegant

Studded bracelet .................................................................... 170


Stitch cubic right-angle weave tubes to string between two-hole bead studs
163 for an easy-to-wear bracelet

Pearls & bows......................................................................... 173


Stitch an elegant pearl necklace with a beaded bow to create a timeless accessory

Beaded bead parade.............................................................. 176


Stitch a procession of beaded beads outfitted in metallics and jewel tones

Super spiral set ...................................................................... 179


Use three antiqued colors of SuperDuos to create a spiraling bangle and
matching necklace and earrings with a vintage vibe

Metallic lace bracelet ............................................................. 182


Embellish a flexible knit-wire band with a cube bead edging and
overlapping loops of round beads and seed beads

Triangular appeal .................................................................... 184


182 Surround oval crystals with metallic triangle beads for a glamorous look
without a hefty price tag

Fresh as a daisy necklace ...................................................... 188


Stitch a stunning focal piece to feature on a kumihimo necklace studded
with floral accents

Fanciful flowercup braid ......................................................... 194


Create a necklace or bracelet of cascading blossoms using Flowercup beads
and seed beads in a kumihimo braid

Bella bijoux ............................................................................. 198


Surround an art bead with crystals, and accent it with a trio of bezeled pearls
and a delicate beaded chain

Maharani ring/pendant ........................................................... 202


Its a ring! Its a pendant! Its interchangeable!

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Shibori roses .......................................................................... 206
Use bead-embroidery techniques to turn shibori silk ribbon into a necklace of
roses encrusted with all your favorite beads. Add earrings (or a pin!) to match

Vintage vogue......................................................................... 210


In the Victorian era, lockets, watches, and coin purses were displayed
on long chains. Recreate this vintage look with an art bead

Organic twist bracelet and necklace ...................................... 213


Stitch a garland of leaves and flowers for your wrist using Czech striped seed
beads. A matching necklace completes the set 210
Componentry.......................................................................... 218
Add bits of beadwork to metal components for a lively, linked bracelet

Shining star necklace ............................................................. 222


Dress up any outfit with this made-for-the-holidays necklace featuring
a stunning crystal focal

Victorian swagger ................................................................... 226


Suspend a bezeled cabochon from pearly swags for a demure and elegant necklace

OTHER TECHNIQUE PROJECTS ......................... 232


Pomegranate pendant ............................................................ 234
Sink your teeth into wirework with this juicy accessory seeded
with a handful of beads 218
Spiro playground .................................................................... 236
Create an elegant look with a technique inspired by a favorite childrens toy
the Spirograph!

4-in-1 necklace....................................................................... 239


Use MultiStrand connectors to make a necklace that converts from one, two,
three, or four strands with ease!

Charmed by the sea necklace ................................................ 240


Combine a pastel palette of crystals and pearls with chain and charms
for the perfect summer accessory

Pearl vine bracelet .................................................................. 242


Knot your way to a casual, adjustable accessory

Knot your average pearl necklace .......................................... 244


Use two styles of knots to accent large-hole pearls strung on leather cord
240
Lorelei links............................................................................. 246
Learn this designers new Lorelei chain mail weave to make a two-tone,
bead-studded bracelet

Plain chain no more! ............................................................... 249


The leather and chain craze has taken over! This adorable bracelet gets you started
with leather and chain

Contributors ........................................................... 252


Index ....................................................................... 255

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Introduction
Welcome to Creative Beading, Volume 10, our annual compendium
of the best projects from a year of Bead&Button magazine. Our
contributors around the globe have been inspired by a multitude
of different beads and techniques in the past year, and weve
highlighted a wide range of styles in this collection of pieces.

Whether youd like to create a beautiful, intricate necklace or


everyday bracelets, earrings, and rings, the jewelry in this collection
showcases many of the timeless techniques you love. Explore
herringbone and peyote stitch, or branch out into new standards,
such as cubic right-angle weave or soutache bead embroidery. All
of the projects and techniques are presented with the complete,
easy-to-follow instructions that Bead&Button is known for.

As in previous volumes, the projects have been grouped into three


categoriessingle stitch projects, multi-stitch projects, and other
techniques. Youll find projects in varying skill levels, from easy to
more challenging, in each chapter. With more than 75 options, its a
snap to pick a project that suits your style.

So gather your beading needles and jump right into Creative


Beading, Volume 10.

Happy beading!

Julia Gerlach
Editor, Bead&Button

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Tools & Materials
Excellent tools and materials for making jewelry are available in
bead and craft stores, through catalogs, and on the Internet. Here chainnose pliers
are the essential supplies youll need for the projects in this book.

TOOLS
Chainnose pliers have smooth, flat inner jaws, and the tips taper
to a point. Use them for gripping, bending wire, and for opening
and closing loops and jump rings.

Roundnose pliers have smooth, tapered, conical jaws used to roundnose pliers
make loops. The closer to the tip you work, the smaller the loop
will be.

Use the front of a wire cutters blades to make a pointed cut


and the back of the blades to make a flat cut. Do not use your
jewelry-grade wire cutters on memory wire, which is extremely
hard; use heavy-duty wire cutters, or bend the memory wire
back and forth until it breaks.

Crimping pliers have two grooves in their jaws that are used to wire cutters
fold and roll a crimp tube into a compact shape.

Make it easier to open split rings by inserting the curved jaw of


split-ring pliers between the wires.

Beading needles are coded by size. The higher the number,


the finer the beading needle. Unlike sewing needles, the eye of
a beading needle is almost as narrow as its shaft. In addition to
the size of the bead, the number of times you will pass through
the bead also affects the needle size that you will use; if you
will pass through a bead multiple times, you need to use a
thinner needle.
crimping pliers
A hammer is used to harden wire or texture metal. Any
hammer with a flat head will work, as long as the head is free
of nicks that could mar your metal. The light ball-peen hammer
shown here is one of the most commonly used hammers for
jewelry making. hammer

A bench block provides a hard, smooth surface on which to


hammer wire and metal pieces. An anvil is similarly hard but
has different surfaces, such as a tapered horn, to help form
different shapes.

bench block
split-ring pliers

beading needles

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Tools & Materials
FINDINGS WIRE
A head pin looks like a long, blunt, Wire is available in a number of
thick sewing pin. It has a flat or materials and finishes, including brass,
head pin decorative head on one end to keep gold, gold-filled, gold-plated, fine
beads on. Head pins come in different silver, sterling silver, anodized niobium
diameters (gauges) and lengths. (chemically colored wire), and copper.
eye pin Brass, copper, and craft wire are
Eye pins are just like head pins except packaged in 10- to 40-yd. (9.137 m)
they have a round loop on one end spools, while gold, silver, and niobium
instead of a head. You can make your are sold by the foot or ounce. Wire
own eye pins from wire. thickness is measured by gaugethe
higher the gauge number, the thinner
A jump ring is used to connect the wire. It is available in varying
components. It is a small wire circle hardnesses (dead-soft, half-hard, and
jump rings or oval that is either soldered closed hard) and shapes (round, half-round,
or comes with a cut so it can be opened square, and others).
and closed.
STITCHING & STRINGING
Split rings are used like jump rings but MATERIALS
are much more secure. They look like tiny
key rings and are made of springy wire. Selecting beading thread and cord is one
split ring of the most important decisions youll
Crimp beads and tubes are small, make when planning a project. Review
large-holed, thin-walled metal beads the descriptions below to evaluate
designed to be flattened or crimped into which material is best for your design.
a tight roll. Use them when stringing
jewelry on flexible beading wire. Threads come in many sizes and
strengths. Size (diameter or thickness)
Clasps come in many sizes and shapes. is designated by a letter or number.
Some of the most common (clockwise OO and A/O are the thinnest; B, D,
crimp beads and tubes from the top left) are the toggle, E, F, and FF are subsequently thicker.
consisting of a ring and a bar; slide, Cord is measured on a number scale;
consisting of one tube that slides inside 0 corresponds in thickness to D-size
another; lobster claw, which opens thread, 1 equals E, 2 equals F, and
when you pull on a tiny lever; S-hook, 3 equals FF.
which links two soldered jump rings
or split rings; and box, with a tab and
a slot.

Earring findings come in a huge variety


of metals and styles, including (from
left to right) lever back, post, hoop,
clasps and French hook. You will almost wire
always want a loop (or loops) on earring
findings so you can attach beads.

earring findings

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Parallel filament nylon, such as Nymo Parallel filament GSP, such as Fireline,
or C-Lon, is made from many thin is a single-ply thread made from spun
nylon fibers that are extruded and and bonded polyethylene fibers. Its
heat-set to form a single-ply thread. extremely strong, it doesnt stretch, and
Parallel filament nylon is durable and it resists fraying. However, crystals will
easy to thread, but it can be prone to cut through parallel filament GSP, and
fraying and stretching. It is best used smoke-colored varieties can leave a black
in beadweaving and bead embroidery. residue on hands and beads. Its most
appropriate for bead stitching.
Plied nylon thread, such as Silamide, is
made from two or more nylon threads Polyester thread, such as Gutermann, is
that are extruded, twisted together, and made from polyester fibers that are spun
coated or bonded for further strength, into single yarns and then twisted into
making them strong and durable. It is plied thread. It doesnt stretch and comes
more resistant to fraying than parallel in many colors, but it can become fuzzy
filament nylon, and some brands do with use. It is best for bead crochet or
not stretch. Its a good material to use bead embroidery when the thread must
for twisted fringe, bead crochet, and match the fabric.
beadwork that needs a lot of body.
Flexible beading wire is composed of
Plied gel-spun polyethylene (GSP), wires twisted together and covered with
such as Power Pro or DandyLine, is nylon. This wire is stronger than thread
made from polyethylene fibers that have and does not stretch. The higher the
been spun into two or more threads number of inner strands (between 3 and
that are braided together. It is almost 49), the more flexible and kink-resistant
unbreakable, it doesnt stretch, and it the wire. It is available in a variety of
resists fraying. The thickness can make it sizes. Use .014 and .015 for stringing
difficult to make multiple passes through most gemstones, crystals, and glass
a bead. It is ideal for stitching with larger beads. Use thicker varieties, .018, .019,
beads, such as pressed glass and crystals. and .024, for heavy beads or nuggets. flexible beading wire
Use thinner wire, .010 and .012, for
lightweight pieces and beads with very
small holes, such as pearls. The thinnest
wires can also be used for some
bead-stitching projects.

nylon threads

parallel filament GSP

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Tools & Materials
SEED BEADS seed beads

A huge variety of beads is available, but the beads


most commonly used in the projects in this book
are seed beads. Seed beads come in packages,
tubes, and hanks. A standard hank (a looped
bundle of beads strung on thread) contains 12
20-in. (51 cm) strands, but vintage hanks are often
much smaller. Tubes and packages are usually
cube beads measured in grams and vary in size.
Seed beads have been manufactured in many and texture. Japanese and Czech seed beads can be
sizes ranging from the largest, 5 0 (also called E used together, but a Japanese seed bead is slightly
beads), which are about 5 mm wide, to tiny size larger than the same size Czech seed bead.
20 0 or 22 0, which arent much larger than grains Seed beads also come in sparkly cut versions.
of sand. (The symbol 0 stands for aught or Japanese hex-cut or hex beads are formed with
zero. The greater the number of aughts, e.g., six sides. 2- or 3-cut Czech beads are less regular.
triangle beads 22 0, the smaller the bead.) Beads smaller than Charlottes have an irregular facet cut on one side
Japanese 15 0s have not been produced for the of the bead.
past 100 years, but vintage beads can be found Japanese cylinder beads, otherwise known as
in limited sizes and colors. The most commonly Delicas (the Miyuki brand name), Toho Treasures
available size in the widest range of colors is 11 0. (the brand name of Toho), and Toho Aikos are
Most round seed beads are made in Japan and extremely popular for peyote stitch projects. These
the Czech Republic. Czech seed beads are slightly beads are very regular and have large holes, which
irregular and rounder than Japanese seed beads, are useful for stitches requiring multiple thread
which are uniform in size and a bit squared off. passes. The beads fit together almost seamlessly,
drop beads Czech beads give a bumpier surface when woven, producing a smooth, fabric-like surface.
but they reflect light at a wider range of angles. Bugle beads are thin glass tubes. They can be
Japanese seed beads produce a uniform surface sized by number or length, depending on where they
are made. Japanese size 1 bugles are about 2 mm
long, but bugles can be made even longer than
30 mm. They can be hex-cut, straight, or twisted,
but the selection of colors, sizes, shapes, and finishes
is limited. Seed beads also come in a variety of other
shapes, including triangles, cubes, and drops.
Czech seed In stitches where the beads meet each other end
beads to end or side by side peyote stitch, brick stitch,
and square stitch try using Japanese cylinder
beads to achieve a smooth, flat surface. For a more
textured surface, use Czech or round Japanese
seed beads. For right-angle weave, in which groups
of four or more beads form circular stitches, the
rounder the seed bead, the better; otherwise you
risk having gaps. Round seed beads also are better
for netting and strung jewelry.

twisted bugle hex-cut beads


beads

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Basics
THREAD AND KNOTS Overhand knot Crochet
Make a loop with Slip knot and
Adding thread the thread. Pull the chain stitch
To add a thread, sew into the beadwork tail through the [1] Make a slip
several rows or rounds prior to the point loop, and tighten. knot: Leaving the
where the last bead was added, leaving a desired length tail,
short tail. Follow the thread path of the Square knot make a loop in the
stitch, tying a few half-hitch knots (see [1] Cross one end of cord, crossing the
Half-hitch knot) between beads as you the thread over and spool end over the
go, and exit where the last stitch ended. under the other end. tail. Insert the hook
Trim the short tail. Pull both ends to in the loop, yarn
tighten the first half over, and pull the
Conditioning thread of the knot. cord through
Use beeswax or microcrystalline wax [2] Cross the first the loop.
(not candle wax or paraffin) or Thread end of the thread over [2] Yarn over the
Heaven to condition nylon beading and under the other hook, and draw
thread and Fireline. Wax smooths end. Pull both ends to through the loop.
nylon fibers and adds tackiness that will tighten the knot. Repeat this step for
stiffen your beadwork slightly. Thread the desired number
Heaven adds a static charge that causes Stop bead of chain stitches.
the thread to repel itself, so dont use it Use a stop bead to secure
with doubled thread. Both conditioners beads temporarily when Beaded backstitch
help thread resist wear. To condition, you begin stitching. To stitch a line of beads, come
stretch nylon thread to remove the curl Choose a bead that is different from the up through the fabric from the
(Fireline doesnt stretch). Lay the thread beads in your project. Pick up the stop wrong side, and pick up three
or Fireline on top of the conditioner, hold bead, leaving the desired length tail. Sew beads. Place the thread where
it in place with your thumb or finger, and through the stop bead again in the same the beads will go, and sew
pull the thread through the conditioner. direction, making sure you dont split through the fabric right after the
the thread. If desired, sew through it one third bead. Come up between
Ending thread more time for added security. the second and third beads, and
To end a thread, sew back through the go through the third bead again.
last few rows or rounds of beadwork, Surgeons knot Pick up three more beads, and
following the thread path of the stitch [1] Cross one end repeat. For a tighter stitch, pick
and tying two or three half-hitch knots of the thread over up only one or two beads at
(see Half-hitch knot) between beads and under the a time.
as you go. Sew through a few beads after other twice. Pull both
the last knot, and trim the thread. ends to tighten the first
half of the knot.
Half-hitch knot [2] Cross the first
Pass the needle under the end of the thread over
thread bridge between and under the other
two beads, and pull gently end. Pull both ends to
until a loop forms. Cross tighten the knot.
back over the thread
between the beads, sew
through the loop, and pull
gently to draw the knot
into the beadwork.

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Basics
STITCHES
Brick stitch
[1] To work the typical method, which
results in progressively decreasing rows,
work the first row in ladder stitch (see
Ladder stitch) to the desired length,
exiting the top of the last bead added.
[2] Pick up two
beads, sew under
the thread bridge
between the second
and third beads
in the previous
row, and sew back up through the second [2] Following the [3] To turn to start the next row, sew down
bead added. To secure this first stitch, sew instructions for through the end bead in the previous row
down through the first bead and back up flat brick stitch, and back through the last bead of the pair
through the second bead. pick up two beads just added (ab). Pick up two beads, sew
[3] For the to begin the row. down through the next bead in the previous
remaining stitches Stitch around the row, and sew up through the following
in the row, pick ring in brick stitch. bead (bc). Continue adding pairs of beads
up one bead per [3] Join the first across the row.
stitch, sew under and last beads of c b a
the thread bridge the round by sew- Tubular
between the next ing down through [1] Work a row of ladder stitch (see
two beads in the previous row, and sew the first bead and Ladder stitch) to the desired length
back up through the new bead. The last up through the c b a using an even number of beads. Form it
stitch in the new row will be centered last bead. into a ring to create the first round (see
above the last two beads in the previous Ladder stitch: Forming a ring). Your
row, and the new row will be one bead c thread should exit the top of a bead.
shorter than the previous row. Herringbone
a b stitch [2] Pick up two beads,
d
Flat sew down through
Increasing [1] Work the first row in ladder stitch the next bead in the a
To increase at (see Ladder stitch) to the desired previous round
c b c
the start of the length, exiting the top of an end bead in (ab), and sew
a b
row, repeat step 1 the ladder. up through the
above, then repeat following bead.
step 2, but sew Repeat to complete
a
under the thread bridge between the first the round (bc).
and second beads in the previous row. To c b [3] You will need to step up to start
increase at the end of the row, work two the next round. Sew up through two
stitches off of the thread bridge between [2] Pick up two beads, and sew down beads the next bead in the previous
the last two beads in the previous row. a
through the next bead in the previous round and the first bead added in the new
c
row (ab). Sew up through
c the
b
following round (cd). d
Tubular bead
b in the previous
c row, pick up two [4] Continue adding two beads perb
[1] Begin with a beads, aand sew down through the next stitch. As you work, snug up theabeads
ladder of beads, bead (bc). Repeat across the first row. to form a tube, and step up at the end
and join the ends of each round until your rope is the
to form a ring (see b c desired length.
Ladder stitch: a
Forming a ring).
Position the b c
c
thread to exit the top of a bead.
a
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b c
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a
c d
b
a

a b
Twisted tubular This technique
b
[1] Work a ladder and two rounds of produces uneven
tubular herringbone as explained above. tension, which
c you
a
can correct by zigzag-
c ging back through the beads in the oppo-
a
site direction or
a bby choosing the Cross-
weave method or Alternative method. b
b
a d
c a
Crossweave technique a
b [1] Thread a needle on each end of a
length of thread,
c and
b center a bead.
[2] Working in crossweave technique,
pick up a bead with b
a d
one needle, and a
cross the other
needle through it c b
(ab and cd).
Add all subsequent
[2] To create a twist in the tube, pick beads in the same manner.
up two beads, sew downd through one
bead in the next stack, then sew up Alternative method
a b
through two beads incthe following
b
stack (ab). Repeatb around, adding two
beads per stitch. Step
a up to the next
ac b a
round through three beads (bc). Snug Forming a ring
up the beads. The twist will begin to [1] Pick up all the beads you need tobreach With your thread exiting the last bead in
appear after the
c
sixth round. Continue the length your project requires. Fold the the ladder, sew through the first bead and
a
until your rope is the desired length. last two beads so they are parallel, and sew then through the last bead again. If using
b
a d through the second-to-last bead again in the Crossweave method or Alternative
a
Ladder stitch the same direction (ab). method of ladder stitch, cross the
Making a ladder threads from the last bead in the ladder
b
[1] Pick up two
c ba d through the first bead in the ladder.
b a a
beads, and sew
through them both b
again, positioning c b
c
the beads side by [2] Fold the next loose bead so it sits a
side so that their holes are parallel (ab). parallel to the previous bead in the
[2] Add subsequent beads by picking up ladder, and sew through the loose bead
one bead, sewing through the previous in the same direction (ab). Continue
bead, then sewing through the new bead sewing back through each bbead until you
a d
(bc). Continue for the desired length. exit the last bead of the ladder. a

c b

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Basics
Peyote stitch [3] In subsequent Two-drop
Flat even-count odd-numbered
[1] Pick up an even number of beads, rows, pick up the
leaving the desired length tail (ab). last bead of the
These beads will shift to form the first row, sew under
two rows as the third row is added. the thread bridge
[2] To begin between the last
row 3, pick up e
c two edge beads, [1] Work two-drop peyote stitch the
d
a bead, skip the b and sew back through the last bead same as basic peyote, but treat pairs of
a
last bead added added to begin the next row. beads as if they were single beads.
in the previous [2] Start with an even number of beads
step, and sew back through the next Tubular even-count divisible by four. Pick up two beads
bead, working toward the tail (bc). For Tubular peyote stitch follows the same (stitch 1 of row 3), skip two beads, and
each stitch, pick up a bead, skip a bead stitching pattern as flat peyote, but go through the next two beads. Repeat
in the previous row, and sew through instead of sewing back and forth, you across the row.
the next bead until you reach the first work in rounds.
bead picked up in step 1 (cd). The [1] Start with an even number of beads Bezels
beads added in this row are higher than tied into a ring (see Square knot).
a c
the previous rows and are referred to as [2] Sew through the first bead in the
up-beads. ring. Pick up a
bd e
[3] For each stitch in subsequent rows, bead, skip a bead in
pick up a bead, and sew through the next the ring, and sew
up-bead in the previous row (de). To through the next
count peyote stitch rows, count the bead. Repeat to Knot
total number of beads along both complete the round.
straight edges. [3] To step up to start the next round,
sew through the first bead added in
Flat odd-count round 3 (ab).
Odd-count peyote is the same as even- Pick up a Round 4 [1] Pick up enough seed beads to fit
Round 3
count peyote, except for the turn on bead, and sew c
around the circumference of a rivoli or
b
odd-numbered rows, where the last through the a stone, and sew through the first bead
bead of the row cant be attached in the next bead in again to form a ring (ab).
usual way because there is no up-bead round 3 (bc). Round 2 Round 1 [2] Pick up a bead, skip the next bead
to sew through. Repeat to in the ring, and sew through the
Work the traditional odd-row turn complete the round. following bead (bc). Continue working
as follows: [4] Repeat step 3 to achieve the desired in tubular peyote stitch to complete the
[1] Begin as for flat even-count peyote, length, stepping up after each round. round, and step up through the first
but pick up an odd number of beads. bead added (cd).
Work row 3 as in even-count, stopping Tubular odd-count [3] Work the next two rounds in
before adding the last bead. [1] Start with an odd number of bead tubular peyote using beads one size
[2] Work a 8 7 tied into a ring (see Square knot). smaller than those used in the previous
figure-8 turn at c [2] Sew through the first bead into the rounds (de). Keep the tension tight to
a
the end of row 3: ring. Pick up a bead, skip a bead in the decrease the size of the ring.
b
Pick up the next- 2 ring, and sew though the next bead. [4] Position the rivoli or stone in the
to-last bead (#7), 1 3 Repeat to complete the round. At the end bezel cup. Using the tail thread, repeat
and sew through of the round, you will sew through the steps 2 and 3 to work three more
#2, then #1 (ab). Pick up the last bead of last bead in the original ring. Do not step rounds on the other side of the stone.
the row (#8), and sew through #2, #3, #7, up. Pick up a bead, and sew through the
#2, #1, and #8 (bc). first bead in the previous round. You will
be stitching in a continuous spiral.

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Increasing Right-angle weave
b a
Flat strip
c

[1] At the point of increase, pick up


two beads instead of one, and sew [1] To start the first row of right-angle [3] Pick up two beads, and sew back
through the next bead. weave, pick up four beads, and tie them through the next edge bead in the
into a ring (see Square knot). Sew previous row and the bead your thread
through the first three beads again. exited at the start of this step (ab).
Continue through the two new beads and
c
the following edge bead in the previous
b row (bc).
a
[2] When you reach the pair of beads in
the next row, sew through the first bead, [2] Pick up three beads. Sew through the
pick up a bead, and sew through the last bead in the previous stitch (ab), and
second bead. continue through the first two beads
picked up in this stitch (bc).
Decreasing

[4] Pick up two beads, and sew through


the last two beads your thread exited
in the previous stitch and the first new
[1] At the point of decrease, bead. Continue working a figure-8
sew through two up-beads in the [3] Continue adding three beads per thread path, picking up two beads per
previous row. stitch until the first row is the desired stitch for the rest of the row.
length. You are stitching in a figure-8
pattern, alternating the direction of the Square stitch
thread path for each stitch.

Adding rows
[2] In the next row, when you reach
the two-bead space, pick up one bead.
[1] String all the beads needed for the
Zipping up or joining first row, then pick up the first bead of
To join two the second row. Sew through the last
sections of a flat [1] To add a row, sew through the last bead of the first row and the first bead
peyote piece stitch of row 1, exiting an edge bead of the second row again. Position the
invisibly, match along one side. two beads side by side so that their holes
c
up the two pieces are parallel.
so the end rows b
a
fit together. Zip
up the pieces by
zigzagging through
the up-beads on
both ends. [2] Pick up three beads, and sew through [2] Pick up the next bead of row 2, and
the edge bead your thread exited in the sew through the corresponding bead in
previous step (ab). Continue through row 1 and the new bead in row 2. Repeat
the first new bead (bc). across the row.

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Basics
STRINGING & WIREWORK
Crimping
Use crimp beads
to secure flexible
beading wire. Slide
the crimp bead
into place over two
1
strands of wire, and
squeeze it firmly
with chainnose
pliers to flatten it.
For a more finished
look, use crimping
pliers:
2
[1] Position the
crimp bead in the
hole that is closest
to the handle of the
crimping pliers.
[2] Holding
the wires apart,
3
squeeze the pliers to
compress the crimp
bead, making sure one wire is on each
side of the dent.
[3] Place the crimp bead in the front
hole of the pliers, and position it so
the dent is facing the tips of the pliers.
Squeeze the pliers to fold the crimp
in half.

Opening and closing loops


and jump
rings
[1] Hold a loop
or a jump ring
with two pairs
of pliers, such
1
as chainnose,
flatnose, or
bentnose pliers.
[2] To open the
loop or jump ring,
bring the tips of
one pair of pliers
2
toward you, and
push the tips of
the other pair
away from you.
[3] The open
jump ring. Reverse
the steps to close. 3

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Plain loop [3] Curve the short Loops, wrapped above
[1] Using end of the wire over a top-drilled bead
chainnose pliers, the top jaw of the [1] Center a top-
make a right-angle roundnose pliers. drilled bead on
bend in the wire [4] Reposition the a 3-in. (7.6 cm)
1 3
directly above pliers so the lower piece of wire. Bend
a bead or other jaw fits snugly in each wire end
1
component or at the loop. Curve the upward, crossing
least 1 4 in. (6 mm) wire downward them into an X
from the end of around the bottom above the bead.
a naked piece of jaw of the pliers. [2] Using chain-
wire. For a larger This is the first half nose pliers, make a
2 4
loop, bend the wire of a wrapped loop. small bend in each
further in. [5] To complete the wire end so they
2
[2] Grip the end wraps, grasp the top form a right angle.
of the wire with of the loop with one [3] Wrap the
roundnose pliers pair of pliers. horizontal wire
so that the wire is [6] With another around the vertical
flush with the jaws pair of pliers, wrap wire as in a
3 5
of the pliers where the wire around wrapped loop.
they meet. The the stem two or Trim the excess
3
closer to the tip of three times. Trim wrapping wire.
the pliers that you the excess wire,
work, the smaller and gently press
the loop will be. the cut end close
4
Press downward to the wraps with
6
slightly, and rotate chainnose pliers.
the wire toward the bend made in step 1.
[3] Reposition the pliers in the loop to
continue rotating the wire until the end
of the wire touches the bend.
[4] The plain loop.

Wrapped loop
[1] Using chainnose pliers, make
a right-angle bend
in the wire about
2 mm above a bead
or other component
or at least 1 in.
(3.2 cm) from the
end of a naked piece 1
of wire.
[2] Position
the jaws of the
roundnose pliers
in the bend. The
closer to the tip of
the pliers that you 2
work, the smaller
the loop will be.

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Single-Stitch
Projects
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Bead stud
PEYOTE STITCH

bracelet Get in touch with your inner


wild child with bead studs.

designed by Maggie Roschyk

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If you love spike beads, get ready for the newest addition to MATERIALS
the pressed glass bead family: bead studs. Edgy and architectural, bronze bracelet 634 in. (17.1 cm)
12 12 mm two-hole bead studs
these two-hole beads are ready for the spotlight.
(02010-15695, chalk bronze
lumi)
stepbystep edge bead, and sew back 20 g 2 x 4 mm peanut beads
through the same hole of (457B, dark bronze matte)
[1] To make an end tab: the bead stud and the next 1 g 150 seed beads (457C,
On 2 ft. (61 cm) of thread, inside-edge bead on the other reddish copper)
pick up 14 2 x 4 mm side (bc). Sew through the 4-strand slide clasp
peanut beads, leaving a 10-in. adjacent inside-edge bead, Fireline 6 lb. test
(25 cm) tail. Continuing with and follow the same process beading needles, #12
peanuts, stitch a total of to secure the remaining
eight rows in flat even-count hole of the bead stud within rose bracelet colors:
peyote stitch (Basics). Repeat the opening (cd). Repeat 12 mm two-hole bead studs
this step to make a second this process to attach the (23980-14415, antique bronze)
end tab. remaining bead studs within 2 x 4 mm peanut beads (4007,
[2] To make a side strip: the opening. old rose luster)
On 2 ft. (61 cm) of thread, [5] Sew through the 12 mm two-hole 150 seed beads (Toho 459,
pick up four peanut beads, beadwork to exit an end bead stud gold-lustered dark topaz)
leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail. edge bead. Pick up two
Continuing with peanuts, 150 seed beads, and sew 2 x 4 mm
peanut bead
work a total of 112 rows in down through the next edge
flat even-count peyote stitch. bead and up through the 150 seed bead
Repeat to make a second following edge bead (ef).
side strip. Repeat this stitch along the
[3] Line up one end of a entire length. Sew through
side strip with one edge of an the beadwork to the other
end tab, and zip up (Basics) edge, and embellish the
the two pieces to join them entire length. End the b
d
(figure 1, ab). Repeat with working thread. a c
the other side strip on the [6] Using a tail from an
other edge of this end tab end tab, sew through the
(cd). Repeat this step to beadwork to exit a peanut
connect the other end tab to that lines up with a clasp
the opposite end of each side loop, and sew through the
strip. End this working clasp loop. If desired, pick up
thread only (Basics). five 150s to cover the thread
[4] Add 1 yd. (.9 m) of before sewing through the FIGURE 1
thread (Basics) at one end of following peanut. Repeat to
e
the bracelet, and exit the first attach the remaining clasp
inside edge bead on one side loops (photo). Retrace the
of the opening. Pick up a thread path a few times, f
12 mm bead stud, and sew and end the thread. Repeat
a b
through the opposite inside- this step at the other end
edge bead (figure 2, ab). Sew of the bracelet. End any c
through the adjacent inside- remaining threads. w
d

FIGURE 2

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Surfin
PEYOTE STITCH

the waves

Make waves with this flat


Cellini necklace using
everything from 110 seed
beads to 60s!

designed by Jimmie Boatright

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MATERIALS
blue necklace 17 in. (43 cm)
8 g 60 Baroque pearl beads, color I
(Miyuki 3951, Baroque white)
45 g 80 hex-cut seed beads, color H
(Miyuki 342, berry-lined light topaz AB)
45 g 80 seed beads, color G (Miyuki
4506, transparent seafoam Picasso)
5 g 110 hex-cut seed beads, color F
(Miyuki 462, metallic gold iris)
5 g 110 seed beads in each of 2 colors:
D (Toho 1205, marbled opaque white/
blue), E (Toho 167F, transparent
rainbow frosted teal)
110 cylinder beads
45 g color A (Miyuki DB1763, emerald-
lined cobalt AB)
23 g color B (Miyuki DB0322, matte
c e g i k m o r t v x metallic dark bronze)
a
23 g color C (Miyuki DB0608, dyed
silver-lined blue zircon)
5-strand slide clasp
Fireline 6 lb. test
beading needles, #10

bronze necklace colors:


110 cylinder bead, color A
60 seed beads, color I (Toho 223,
110 cylinder bead, color B antique bronze)
110 cylinder bead, color C 80 hex-cut seed beads, color H
(Toho 274, teal green-lined crystal)
110 seed bead, color D
80 Japanese seed beads, color G
110 seed bead, color E (343A, amber/black-lined AB)
110 hex-cut seed bead, color F 110 hex-cut seed beads, color F
(Miyuki 462, metallic gold iris)
80 seed bead, color G 110 seed beads in 2 colors: D
(Toho 221, bronze), E (Toho 1208,
80 hex-cut seed bead, color H
marbled turquoise/Ceylon grey)
60 seed bead, color I f h j l u w y 110 cylinder beads in 3 colors: A and C
b d n p q s
(Miyuki DB0324, matte metallic
FIGURE
rainbow), B (Miyuki DB0322, matte
metallic dark bronze)

stepbystep beads, two color G 80 seed beads, and


two color H 80 hex-cut seed beads
Necklace (figure, ab). These beads will form the
[1] On a comfortable length of thread, first two rows as the third row is added.
attach a stop bead (Basics), leaving an [3] Work in flat even-count peyote
8-in. (20 cm) tail. stitch (Basics) as follows, picking up
[2] Pick up two color A 110 cylinder one bead per stitch and referring to
beads, two color B 110 cylinder beads, the figure:
two color C 110 cylinder beads, two Row 3: H, G, F, E, D, C, B, A (bc).
color D 110 seed beads, two color E 110 Row 4: A, A, B, C, D, E, F, G (cd).
seed beads, two color F 110 hex-cut seed Row 5: G, F, E, D, C, B, A, A (de).

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DESIGN NOTES:
Lay out your beads in order on your
work surface, and label them AI. This
will help you pick up the beads for each
row, alternating between ascending and
descending order.
To make your necklace more comfortable
to wear, add a few rows in the pattern at
the beginning and end of the necklace so
you do not start or end with a wave.
This will also help your clasp to lie flat.
In this purple necklace, I omitted the Cs
so each row is one bead shorter than the
other two necklaces.

Row 6: A, A, A, B, C, D, E, F (ef). Row 19: H, G, F, E, D, C, B, A (st). up-bead in the last row that corresponds
Row 7: F, E, D, C, B, A, A, A (fg). Row 20: A, A, B, C, D, E, F, G (tu). with the first loop of the clasp.
Row 8: A, A, A, A, B, C, D, E (gh). Row 21: G, F, E, D, C, B, A, A (uv). [2] Sew up through the loop of the
Row 9: F, E, D, C, B, A, A, A (hi). Row 22: A, A, A, B, C, D, E, F (vw). clasp, and pick up a G and an E. Sew
Row 10: A, A, A, B, C, D, E, F (ij). Row 23: F, E, D, C, B, A, A, A (wx). back through the G and the loop, and
Row 11: G, F, E, D, C, B, A, A (jk). Row 24: A, A, A, A, B, C, D, E (xy). continue through the next up-bead in
Row 12: A, A, B, C, D, E, F, G (kl). [4] Repeat rows 924 for the desired the last row.
Row 13: H, G, F, E, D, C, B, A (lm). length necklace, ending and adding [3] Work as in step 2 to attach the
Row 14: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H (mn). thread (Basics) as needed. Youll notice remaining loops of the clasp. Retrace
Row 15: Color I 60 seed bead, H, G, F, the addition of the Is creates waves the thread path, and end the thread.
E, D, C, B (no). in your beadwork. This 17-in. (43 cm) [4] Remove the stop bead from the tail,
Row 16: B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I (op). necklace has 30 waves. and repeat steps 13. w
Work an increase turn: Pick up an I and
an A, and sew back through the I just Clasp
picked up (pq). This creates a point in [1] Align half of the clasp along one end
the wave. of the necklace. With the working thread,
Row 17: I, H, G, F, E, D, C, B (qr). sew through the beadwork to exit an
Row 18: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H (rs).

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THREE-DROP
PEYOTE STITCH

Animal
magnetism
Hear the call of the wild as you
stitch these gorgeous bracelets
representing two favorite animal
prints zebra and peacock.
designed by Josie Fabre

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110 Delica beads
color A
color B

110 Delica beads


MATERIALS
both bracelets 7 in. (18 cm) color A
Fireline 4 lb. test color B
beading needles, #10 or #11

zebra bracelet Add these two patterns


200 3 mm fire-polished beads (Czech, to your menagerie for
ruby red)
110 Miyuki Delica cylinder beads
eye-catching, quick-to-stitch
10 g color A (DB0010, opaque black) fashion!
4 g color B (DB0035M, galvanized
silver)
1 g 150 seed beads (Czech, black) stepbystep
peacock bracelet Bracelet bases
1 12 mm rivoli button (Swarovski, Both bracelets are worked in three-drop
crystal) peyote stitch, a technique based on two-
190 3 mm fire-polished beads (Czech, drop peyote stitch. Refer to Basics to
crystal vitrail) brush up on two-drop peyote before
110 Miyuki Delica cylinder beads beginning this project.
12 g color A (DB0035M, galvanized [1] On a comfortable length of thread,
silver) attach a stop bead (Basics), leaving
8 g color B (DB0022, dark bronze) a 6-in. (15 cm) tail. Pick up 24 110
1 g color C (DB0027, metallic rainbow cylinder beads for rows 1 and 2 of
green/teal) the desired pattern.
1 g color D (DB0416, galvanized [2] Work in three-drop peyote stitch
aquamarine) using cylinders for the desired length,
2 g color E (DB1763, rainbow eye minus 1 in. (2.5 cm) for the clasp. End
of peacock) and add thread (Basics) as needed while
1 g 150 seed beads (Czech, blue-lined you stitch, and end the working thread
clear) and tail when you finish.
[3] Choose the appropriate steps below
to add a clasp and edging to the base.

Zebra
Toggle bar
[1] On 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread, attach
a stop bead, leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail.
[2] Referring to the figure, work in flat
110 Delica beads
even-count peyote stitch (Basics) using
color A cylinders to make a strip that is 18
color B beads wide and 12 rows long. Roll the
strip into a tube, and zip up (Basics) the
first and last rows. End the tail but not
the working thread.
[3] With the thread exiting an end
cylinder in the tube, pick up a 3 mm
fire-polished bead and a 150 seed bead.
FIGURE
Sew back through the 3 mm and the
cylinder your thread exited at the start
of this step, and sew up through the
next end cylinder. Repeat this stitch
around this end of the tube. Add a
3 mm and a 150 to each cylinder at the
other end of the tube in the same way.

ZEBRA PATTERN
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a
110 Delica beads
color A 110 Delica beads

color B color A

color C color B

color D color C

color E color D
color E

b Edging
[1] Add 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread to the
base, and exit an end cylinder along
one edge.
[2] Pick up a 3 mm fire-polished bead
and a 150 seed bead. Sew back through
the 3 mm and the cylinder your thread
exited at the start of this step, and sew
up through the next edge cylinder.
Repeat this stitch along both edges
of the base. End the thread.
[4] Sew through the beadwork to exit
a center cylinder in the bar, and work Peacock
in even-count peyote stitch to create a tab Toggle button
that is two beads wide and 16 rows long. [1] Add 12 in. (30 cm) of thread to
[5] Stitch the end of the tab to the the base, exiting a center cylinder in
center cylinders at one end of the the fifth row from one end. Pick up six
bracelet base. Retrace the thread path cylinders, a 150, a 12 mm button, a 150,
of the join, and end the working thread. and two cylinders. Skip the last two
150s and two cylinders, and sew back
Toggle ring through the next cylinder. Work two
[1] Locate the last row at the other end peyote stitches with one cylinder per
of the base, and notice that one side stitch, sewing through the cylinder
of the row begins with three up-beads. in the base your thread exited at the
Position your beadwork so these beads start of this step.
are on the right. Add 20 in. (51 cm) of [2] Sew through the first cylinder
thread to the base, and exit the second picked up in step 1. Work a peyote
set of three up-beads from the right stitch with two 150s, and then work
with your needle pointing toward a peyote stitch with one 150. Sew
the center of the band. through the next cylinder, 150, button,
[2] Pick up 26 cylinders, and sew 150, and two cylinders. Work a peyote
through the next set of three up-beads stitch with one 150, and then work
with your needle pointing toward the a peyote stitch with two 150s. Retrace
center of the band. This forms a ring. the thread path through the button,
[3] Sew through the beadwork to exit and end the thread (photo b).
this same set of up-beads, and work
a round of peyote off of the cylinders Toggle ring
in the ring (photo a). Work as in steps 14 of Zebra:
[4] Sew through the beadwork to exit Toggle ring, but in step 2 pick up
the first up-bead added in the previous only 23 cylinders.
round. Pick up three 150s, and sew
through the next up-bead. Repeat this Edging
stitch to complete the round, and end Work as in steps 1 and 2 of Zebra:
the thread. Edging. w

PEACOCK PATTERN

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PEYOTE STITCH

Cute as a button
bracelet

Dress up this simple peyote stitch


band with sparkling crystal buttons.

designed by Jane Danley Cruz

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MATERIALS
3 mm Crystaletts button bracelet 7 in. (18 cm)
3 mm Crystaletts buttons
1.5 mm cube bead (www.crystaletts.com)
41 color A (rose in black rhodium bezel)
110 seed bead
14 color B (aqua Bohemica in black
150 seed bead rhodium bezel)
6 g 1.5 mm cube beads
(Toho 1C221, bronze)
1 g 110 seed beads (Toho 457G, metallic
FIGURE 1 stepbystep golden bronze; www.beadhaven.com)
1 g 150 seed beads (Miyuki F460I, olivine
Band bronze matte metallic iris;
[1] On a comfortable length of thread, www.beyondbeadery.com)
attach a stop bead (Basics), leaving an 2-strand slide clasp
8-in. (20 cm) tail. Pick up nine 1.5 mm Fireline 6 lb. test
cube beads, which will shift to form the beading needles, #11
first two rows as row 3 is added.
[2] Work the next two rows as follows:
Row 3: Work four stitches in flat odd-
count peyote stitch (Basics) using cubes.
Pick up the final cube of the row, and
work the odd-count figure-8 turn. You
are now in position to start row 4. Row 16: Work in modified odd-count
Row 4: Work four stitches using cubes. peyote stitch as follows (de):
FIGURE 2 [3] Work as in rows 3 and 4 until you Work a stitch using a cube.
have a total of 12 rows (youll have Pick up a cube, and sew through
six cubes along each straight edge of the button.
the band). Work two stitches using cubes.
c [4] Work the next six rows as follows, Rows 17 and 18: Work in flat odd-count
d
keeping your tension consistent but not peyote stitch using cubes (figure 4).
tight. Note: After row 13, you may find [5] Repeat step 4 for the desired length
b it easier to see the stitches if you work band minus the last 12 rows and 1 in.
on the back of the band so the button (2.5 cm) for the clasp. End and add
faces away from you. thread (Basics) as needed.
Row 13: Work as follows (refer to [6] Work 12 rows of flat odd-count
figure 1): peyote using cubes. Make sure the
Work two stitches using cubes. number of cubes along each edge of
Work a stitch using a color A 3 mm the band is divisible by three. Do not
Crystaletts button. end the working thread or tail.
a e
FIGURE 3 Work a stitch using a cube.
Pick up a cube, and work an odd-
count turn.
Row 14: Work four stitches using cubes,
sewing through the button as if it were
a bead (figure 2).
Row 15: Work in modified odd-count
peyote stitch as follows:
Work two stitches using cubes, and
then sew through the button and the
next up-bead in the previous row with-
out picking up a bead (figure 3, ab).
Work a stitch using a cube (bc).
Pick up a cube, and work an odd-
count turn (cd).
FIGURE 4

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Clasp
[1] Work one stitch with a cube.
Pick up an 110 seed bead, an A, an
110, seven 150 seed beads, a loop of the
clasp, and an 110. Sew back through the
A, positioning the button so it is face
up on the bracelet. Pick up an 110, and
sew through the next three beads at the
end of the band (figure 5). Repeat this
connection to attach the other loop
of the clasp, and then work an odd-
count turn. Retrace the thread path to
reinforce the connection, and end the
working thread. FIGURE 5
[2] Remove the stop bead from the tail,
and work as in step 1 to add the other
half of the clasp to this end of the band.
End the tail.

Edging
[1] Add 1 yd. (1.4 m) of thread
to one end of the band, and exit the
second cube along one edge with the
needle pointing away from the band.
[2] Pick up an 110, three 150s, and an
110. Skip the next cube along the edge
of the band, sew down through the
following cube, and continue up
through the next cube. You have just
completed one edging unit (figure 6).
Repeat this step for the length of
the band. FIGURE 6
[3] Sew through the beadwork to exit
the second cube along the other edge,
and repeat step 2.
[4] Sew through the beadwork to exit
the second cube along the first edge, and
sew through the first 110 in the first c b
edging unit. Pick up an A, skip the three
a
150s, and sew down through the next
110 and the cube directly below it
(figure 7, ab).
[5] Sew through the beadwork to skip
the next edging unit, and exit the first
110 in the following edging unit (bc).
Pick up a color B 3 mm Crystaletts
button, skip the next three 150s, and
sew down through the following 110
and the cube directly below it.
[6] Work as in step 5, but pick up an A
instead of a B.
[7] Repeat step 5, alternating As and Bs,
for the length of the band.
[8] Sew through the beadwork to the FIGURE 7
other edge, and repeat steps 47 to
embellish this edge of the band. End
the thread. w

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BEAD WEAVING

Coin pendant
toss
The beads surrounding
this pendant have a
different arrangement on
each side, so the piece
looks great no matter
which side is facing out.

designed by Michelle McEnroe

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MATERIALS
green pendant 1 in. (3.8 cm)
1 23 mm Czech coin bead
(pale green Picasso;
www.stinkydogbeads.com)
16 3 x 6 mm two-hole lentil beads
(P65431, green opaque luster;
www.bellomodo.com)
16 3 x 5 mm Rulla beads (BT6303,
blue turquoise bronze Picasso;
www.redpandabeads.com)
16 4 mm Czech druk beads, in place of
pearls (BP-0191, opaque green luster;
www.artbeads.com)
a b
1 g 110 seed beads in each of 2 colors:
A (SB1598, light matte olive over opaque
light yellow; www.fusionbeads.com),
B (SB1568, transparent grey;
www.fusionbeads.com)
1 g 150 seed beads (SB3448,
transparent olive green pink luster;
www.fusionbeads.com)
Fireline 6 lb. test
beading needles, #1012

pink pendant colors:


c d
23 mm Czech coin bead (pink Picasso;
www.stinkydogbeads.com)
3 x 6 mm two-hole lentil beads stepbystep Sew through the available hole of the
(P65491, rose gold/topaz opaque; same Rulla (photo a).
www.bellomodo.com) [1] On 3 yd. (2.7 m) of thread, attach [5] Pick up a 3 x 6 mm two-hole lentil
3 x 5 mm Rulla beads (BT6303, a stop bead (Basics), leaving a 6-in. bead, and sew through the available
blue turquoise bronze Picasso; (15 cm) tail. hole of the next Rulla. Repeat this stitch
www.redpandabeads.com) [2] Pick up a 23 mm coin bead, and (photo b) to complete the round, and
4 mm pearls (Swarovski, powder rose) then pick up a repeating pattern of a retrace the thread path using an even
110 seed beads: A (SB2350, transparent 3 x 5 mm Rulla bead and a color A 110 tension. Reposition the Rullas if
dark red gold luster; www.fusionbeads. seed bead seven times. Pick up a Rulla, necessary. Sew through the first lentil
com), B (Toho 994, crystal transparent and sew through the coin, positioning added, and continue through the
gold luster; www.bellomodo.com) the beads around one half of the coin. available hole of the same lentil. Flip
150 seed beads (SB3452, transparent Retrace the thread path, exiting the the beadwork over to the other side.
reddish brown/purple luster; coin. Lay the beadwork on your bead [6] Pick up a 4 mm pearl, and sew
www.fusionbeads.com) mat, and position the Rullas so they through the available hole of the next
stand perpendicular to the surface of lentil. With the Rullas in the correct
blue pendant colors: your mat, with the available holes position, the pearls will sit on top of the
23 mm Czech coin bead toward the top. This is to assure the Rullas. Repeat this stitch (photo c) to
(transparent aqua blue Picasso; proper tension and that the Rullas will complete the round, and retrace the
www.stinkydogbeads.com) lie properly for the remaining steps. thread path using an even tension. Tie
3 x 6 mm two-hole lentil beads Tie a half-hitch knot (Basics). a half-hitch knot to hold the tension
(P65431, green opaque luster; [3] Work as in step 2 to add Rullas and of the beads, and continue through
www.bellomodo.com) As around the other half of the coin, the next pearl. Remove the stop bead,
3 x 5 mm Rulla beads (SB4394, dark and tie a half-hitch knot. and end the tail (Basics).
bronze; www.fusionbeads.com) [4] Sew through the beads around the [7] Pick up an A, a color B 110 seed
4 mm pearls (Swarovski, powder almond) first half of the coin, pick up an A, and bead, and an A, and sew through the
110 seed beads: A (Miyuki 2008, matte continue through the beads around the next pearl to form a picot. Repeat this
metallic patina iris; www.auntiesbeads. remaining half. Pick up an A, and sew stitch (photo d) to complete the round.
com), B (Miyuki SB2582, cocoa perma- through the next Rulla. Do not pull the Sew through the outside hole of the next
nent galvanized; www.fusionbeads.com) beads tight; there will be a slight gap at lentil, and continue through the inside
150 seed beads (Toho 82, metallic navy each end where the new As were added. hole of the same lentil.
iris; www.artbeads.com)

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e f

g h
DESIGN NOTE:
Add a jump ring to the top of the
[8] Pick up two 150 seed beads, an A, at the top of the pendant. Sew through
pendant, making sure it is large
and two 150s. Skip the next Rulla, lentil, the beadwork to exit the B in the picot
enough to accommodate the
and Rulla, and sew through the inside that is at the top of the pendant.
necklace of your choice.
hole of the following lentil. Repeat this [13] Pick up five Bs, and sew through
stitch (photo e) to complete the round, the B your thread is exiting to form
and continue through the first two 150s, a loop. Retrace the thread path.
A, and two 150s added in this round. [14] With your thread exiting the
[9] Pick up a 150, a B, and a 150, and B in the picot, pick up a 150, and sew
sew through the next two 150s, A, and through the next B in the loop. Repeat
two 150s added in the previous step. this stitch around the loop, and retrace
Repeat this stitch (photo f) to complete the thread path of the loop and the join.
the round, and retrace the thread path [15] If the beadwork still seems a little
through all the beads added in this step loose, sew through the pearls and the
and the previous step. Sew through the top hole of the lentils along the outside
inside hole of the following lentil, and edge using a tight tension. You can
continue through the outside hole of also sew through the beadwork to the
the same lentil. inside ring of beads on each side of the
[10] Pick up a B, an A, and a B, and pendant, and retrace the thread path
sew through the outside hole of the through the beads and the coin. End
next lentil. Repeat this stitch (photo g) the thread. w
to complete the round, and continue
through the next pearl. Flip the
beadwork over to the other side.
[11] Pick up three 150s, and sew
through the existing A between the
adjacent Rulla beads. Pick up three
150s, and sew through the next pearl.
Repeat these two stitches (photo h)
to complete the round using a
tight tension.
[12] Rotate the pendant so the top of
the image on the coin bead is positioned

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Basketweave
PEYOTE STITCH

rings
These little rings
are great for
using cylinder
beads you already
have in your stash
and experimenting
with different color
combinations.

designed by Nina Raizel

stepbystep [3] Using 5 ft. (1.5 m) of thread, repeat ab). There will be an up-bead and
steps 1 and 2, starting with the same a down-bead between the bridges.
Base rings number of As. Step up at the end of [5] Pick up an A, and sew through the
[1] On 2 ft. (61 cm) of thread, pick up round 4 so your thread is exiting beadwork as shown to exit the same
enough color A 110 cylinder beads to an up-bead. End the tail, but not the up-bead your thread exited at the
fit around your finger, but make sure the working thread. start of this step, but in the opposite
number of cylinders is divisible by direction (bc)
eight. My ring uses 48 cylinders and Bridges [6] Repeat step 2 (cd).
is approximately a size 8. Pick up 40 [1] To begin a bridge, pick up an A, and [7] Sew through the corresponding
cylinders to make approximately a size sew through the next up-bead along the up-bead along the edge of the other
5 ring, and pick up 56 cylinders to edge (figure 1, ab). base ring, and sew back through the
make approximately a size 12 ring. [2] Pick up an A, and sew through the last A added in the previous step (de).
Sew through all the beads again to form A added in the previous step (bc). Sew through the beadwork as shown to
a ring, leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail, and Repeat this stitch to add eight more exit the next up-bead from the bridge
allow some slack between the beads. As for a total of 10 bridge beads (cd). just created (ef).
These beads will shift to form rounds [3] Sew up through an up-bead along [8] Repeat steps 17 to create a total of
1 and 2 as the next round is added. the edge of the other base ring, and sew 12 bridges, and end the thread.
[2] Using As, work two rounds of back through the last A added in the
tubular peyote stitch (Basics) for a total previous step (de). Decorative bands
of four rounds. Be sure to shape the ring [4] Sew through the beadwork as [1] On 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread, pick up
into a tube rather than a flat circle. End shown to exit an up-bead two up-beads three color B 110 cylinder beads, leaving
the working thread and tail (Basics). from the bridge just created (figure 2, a 6-in. (15 cm) tail. Sew back through

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MATERIALS
blue/teal ring in. (1.3 cm) wide
110 Miyuki Delica cylinder beads
2 g color A (DB0005, metallic
110 cylinder bead, color A variegated blue iris)
1 g color B (DB0149, silver-lined
110 cylinder bead, color B b e Capri blue)
1 g color C (DB0413, galvanized
moss green)
Fireline 6 lb. test
a c d beading needles, #11 or #12

red/pink ring colors:


FIGURE 1
DESIGN NOTES: 110 Miyuki Delica cylinder beads
To make a narrower color A (DB1134, opaque currant)
ring, only add six cylinders color B (DB1404, transparent pale
per bridge, and omit the green mist)
second decorative band. color C (DB0082, transparent pink AB)
This project is a great way
to use up small amounts of brown/tan ring colors:
leftover beads. 110 Miyuki Delica cylinder beads
color A (DB0380, matte metallic
khaki iris)
f color B (DB052, pale peach-lined
crystal AB)
d
color C (DB0146, silver-lined
b smoky amethyst)

c purple/green ring colors:


e
110 Miyuki Delica cylinder beads
a color A (DB0128, plum gold luster)
color B (DB0604, dyed silver-lined
golden olive)

the first B with the needle pointing


toward the tail (figure 3, ab). Position
the second and third Bs to sit on top
FIGURE 2
of each other, with their holes parallel.
[2] Pick up a B, and sew through the
last B added (bc). Repeat this stitch
to create a band that will fit around
your ring.
[3] Weave the band under and over c
the bridges until it fits comfortably b
through the ring. Add or remove rows a
if necessary for a proper fit and to
match up the ends. Zip up (Basics) the
ends of the band, and end the working FIGURE 3
thread and tail.
[4] Repeat steps 13 for the other
decorative band using color C 110
cylinder beads. w

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HERRINGBONE STITCH

designed by Eleanna Zegkinoglou

Discover why herringbone


stitch is always in style as you
join two ropes embellished with
seed beads, crystals, and pearls.

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MATERIALS
necklace 17 in. (43 cm)
2 8 mm crystal pearls
8 mm pearl (Swarovski, burgundy)
a
5 6 mm crystal pearls
(Swarovski, bronze)
6 mm pearl 9 4 mm crystal rondelles
c d (Swarovski #5040, crystal
b 2 x 4 mm golden shadow)
a crystal rondelle
16 80 seed beads (Miyuki
b 80 seed bead 4222, Duracoat pewter;
c www.beyondbeadery.com)
110 cylinder bead
9 g 110 cylinder beads
150 seed bead
(Miyuki DB0611,
FIGURE 1 FIGURE 2 FIGURE 3 dyed silver-lined wine;
www.artbeads.com)
1 g 150 seed beads
(Japanese 481A,
stepbystep [5] Work as in steps 3 and 4 exited at the start of this apricot gold galvanized;
for the remaining rope. step, and continue through www.beyondbeadery.com)
Ropes the next 80. Sew through lobster claw clasp (gold)
[1] On a comfortable length End embellishments the rondelle, 6 mm, rondelle, 23-in. (57.6 cm) extender
of thread, make a six-bead and clasp and an 80. chain (gold)
ladder (Basics) using 110 [1] With the working thread [5] Working off the two 80s 2 6 mm jump rings (gold)
cylinder beads and leaving a from one of the ropes, pick in the end embellishment and Fireline 6 lb. test
2-ft. (61 cm) tail. Form the up a 6 mm pearl, a 4 mm using cylinders, make a flat beading needles, #11
ladder into a ring (Basics). crystal rondelle, an 8 mm strip of herringbone stitch 2 pairs of pliers
Repeat this step to make a pearl, a rondelle, and three (Basics) thats two beads
second ring. 150 seed beads. Sew back wide and six rows long.
[2] Work in tubular herring- through the rondelle, 8 mm, [6] Work a herringbone
bone stitch (Basics) using rondelle, 6 mm, and 80 your thread path through the 80s
cylinders to make one 812-in. thread exited at the start of in the end embellishment,
(21.6 cm) rope and one 9-in. this step. Continue through forming the herringbone strip
(23 cm) rope, ending each the next 80 (figure 2). into a loop (figure 3, ab).
rope with a step up. End and [2] Retrace the thread path Sew through the cylinders
add thread (Basics) as needed through the beads added on this side of the loop,
while you stitch, but do not in the previous step, sew the two 80s, the cylinders
end the working thread and through the 80 your thread on the other side of the loop,
tail when you finish. exited at the start of this step, and the following 80 (bc).
[3] With the working thread and continue through the Continue back through the
from one of the ropes, pick next 80. Repeat this stitch rondelle, the 6 mm, the
up two 80 seed beads, and once more to connect the last rondelle, and the 80 your
work a herringbone thread 80 to the end embellishment. thread exited at the end
path to exit the second 80 End the working thread. of step 4. End the tail.
(figure 1, ab). Pick up another [3] With the tail, pick up [7] Open a 6 mm jump ring
80, and work a herringbone a rondelle, a 6 mm, a ron- (Basics), and attach the
thread path to exit the new delle, and two 80s. Sew back lobster claw clasp to the
80 (bc). Sew down through through the rondelle, 6 mm, herringbone loop.
the first 80 added in this step, rondelle, and 80 your thread [8] Repeat steps 17 for
and work a herringbone exited at the start of this step. the other rope, but attach
thread path to exit the first Continue through the next 80. the extender chain in
80 (cd). Do not end the [4] Retrace the thread path step 7 instead of the lobster
working thread. through the beads added claw clasp.
[4] Repeat step 3 using the in the previous step, sew [9] On 24 in. (61 cm) of
tail. Do not end the tail. through the 80 your thread thread, pick up seven 150s,

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d
c

b c
a
a b

FIGURE 4 FIGURE 5

sew through the end of the through the following


chain, and sew back through cylinder on the same side
the first 150, leaving a 6-in. (cd). Repeat this stitch for
(15 cm) tail. the remainder of the rope.
[10] Pick up a 6 mm, a End the thread.
rondelle, and three 150s. Sew [4] Repeat steps 13 for the
back through the rondelle, other rope.
the 6 mm, and the first 150
added in the previous step. Joining the ropes
Retrace the thread path [1] Place the two ropes next
through all the beads in the to each other with the 8 mm
dangle, and end the working pearl ends together and the
thread and tail. 150 embellishments facing
up. Position the longer rope
Rope embellishment so it extends 12 in. (1.3 cm)
[1] Add 1 yd. (.9 m) of below the shorter rope. If
thread to one rope at the you look at the ropes, you
end with the 8 mm pearl, will notice there is a column
and exit a cylinder in the of herringbone stitches on
first round of herringbone the inside edge of each rope.
(figure 4, point a). You will join the ropes
[2] Pick up a 150, sew first by sewing through the
through the opposite cylinder cylinders that sit at the front
in the next herringbone stitch, of these columns and then
and continue through the by sewing through the
following cylinder in the cylinders that sit at the
same column (ab). Repeat back of these columns.
this stitch for the length [2] Add 2 ft. (61 cm) of
of the rope, stopping in. thread to the indicated
(1.3 cm) before the end of column on the shorter rope,
the rope (bc). Make sure the and exit the fifth cylinder from each other. Repeat this stitch to join a
rope does not twist and that that sits at the front of this [3] Sew down through the total of seven cylinders using
you always embellish the column with your needle corresponding cylinder in a tight tension.
same column of herringbone. pointing toward the clasp the longer rope (ab). Sew [4] Sew through the bead-
[3] To complete the rope: (figure 5, point a). You may up through the cylinder your work to exit the correspond-
Pick up a 150, and sew have to adjust the ropes thread exited at the start ing cylinder at the back of the
through the opposite cylinder slightly so that the 150 of this step, and continue column. Work as in step 3 to
in the next herringbone stitch embellishments on each through the next cylinder join the corresponding seven
as before, but do not continue rope line up directly across in the same column (bc). cylinders. End the thread. w

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MATERIALS
HERRINGBONE STITCH pendant 114 in. (3.2 cm)

Herringbone
22 mm focal bead by
Marsha Hedrick
(www.amazingporcelain.com)
15 4 mm magatama beads

bezel
(Miyuki 401, opaque black)
2 g 80 seed beads (Miyuki
401, black)

pendant
1 g 110 Japanese seed
beads (F403, opaque bone
matte; www.whimbeads.com)
1 g 150 seed beads (Miyuki
408, opaque red)
2 6 mm jump rings
necklace cord or chain
Stitch this quick frame for WildFire beading thread
a favorite focal bead or beading needles, #10
cabochon using an easy 2 pairs of chainnose, flatnose,
and/or bentnose pliers
flat herringbone technique.
designed by Jane Danley Cruz
d

stepbystep not twisted. Bring the ends


together, and sew through a b
[1] On 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread the corresponding 110 in the c
and leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) first row at the other end of
tail, work in ladder stitch the strip. Continue as shown FIGURE 1 FIGURE 2
to make a four-bead ladder in figure 3, ab.
(Basics) using an 110 seed [5] Add a turn bead: Pick up
bead, an 80 seed bead, an 80, an 110, and sew through the
and an 110. Zigzag back nearest 110 in the first row 80 seed bead
through the beads to stabilize (bc). Sew through the bead-
the ladder (figure 1). work to exit a turn bead. 110 seed bead c
[2] Pick up an 110 and an 80, [6] Pick up an 110, and sew
and sew down through the through the next two turn a
next 80 in the previous row beads along this edge of the b
and up through the following bezel. Repeat this stitch to
80 (figure 2, ab). Pick up an complete the round. Retrace to exit any 80 in the bezel.
80 and an 110, and sew down the thread path using a [8] Pick up a 4 mm maga-
through the last 110 in the firm tension, and then sew tama, and sew through the 80
previous row (bc). To turn: through the beadwork to exit in the next row in the opposite FIGURE 3
Pick up an 110, and sew up a turn bead along the other column. Pick up a 150 seed
through the previous 110 edge of the bezel. bead, an 110, and a 150, and
picked up in this step (cd) [7] Place the focal bead into sew through the 80 in the next through the next three 80s.
to be in position for the the bezel so the back of the row in the opposite column. Create another five-bead
next row. focal is against the bead- Repeat these two stitches to loop, and end the working
[3] Work as in step 2 until work. Pick up an 110, and complete the round. Sew thread and tail (Basics).
you have a strip long enough sew through the next turn through the beadwork to exit [10] Open a 6 mm jump
to wrap snugly around your bead along this edge. Repeat an 80 behind a magatama. ring (Basics), and attach a
focal bead, ending with an this stitch to complete the [9] Pick up five 150s, and five-bead loop. Repeat for
even number of rows. Our round. Retrace the thread sew through the 80 in the the other five-bead loop.
strip is 30 rows long. path through the beads same direction. Retrace the [11] String a necklace
[4] To form the strip into a added in this step, and then thread path through the loop cord or chain through the
ring: Make sure the strip is sew through the beadwork several times, and then sew jump rings. w

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NETTING

Totally tubular
triangle
beads

Make a textural tube bracelet


or necklace with two-hole
triangle beads.
designed by Diane Fitzgerald

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stepbystep MATERIALS
[5] Repeat step 4 for the desired copper/teal bracelet 8 in. (20 cm)
How to pick up triangle beads: With the length, ending and adding thread 4550 6 mm CzechMates two-hole
point of the triangle facing away from (Basics) as needed. As you work, some triangle beads in each of 4 colors:
you, pick up the bead through the left of the triangles may slip into the center A (copper iris), B (teal metallic suede),
hole (LH) or the right hole (RH) (figure 1), of the tube. Be sure to adjust them so C (opaque celery Picasso), D (iridescent
per the instructions. you dont miss any. green)
[6] To complete the tube, pick up a 150, 3 80 seed beads (bronze)
[1] Center a needle on 3 yd. (2.7 m) and sew through the remaining hole of 8 g 150 seed beads (bronze)
of thread. Align the ends, wax the strands the next triangle in the previous round. toggle clasp
so they adhere to each other, and tie an Repeat this stitch twice. Pick up one Nymo D or Fireline 6 lb. test,
overhand knot (Basics). Trim the tails more 150, and sew through the next conditioned with microcrystalline wax
1 mm from the knot, and melt slightly triangle. There will already be a bead beading needles, #10
with a lighter to form a tiny ball. next to the hole of this triangle. lighter
[2] Pick up a repeating pattern of a [7] Pick up two 80 seed beads and
150 seed bead and a 6 mm triangle (LH) the toggle bar. Sew back through the black/white bracelet colors:
four times, picking up all four colors of 80s and the triangle opposite the one 6 mm two-hole triangle beads: A and C
triangles in A, B, C, D order (figure 2). your thread exited at the start of this (jet), B and D (Ceylon white)
[3] Push the beads to within 1 in. step. Retrace the thread path, and 80 seed beads (silver)
(2.5 cm) of the knot. Separate the end the thread. 110 seed beads, in place of 150s (silver)
strands between the beads and the [8] Add 8 in. (20 cm) of thread at the
knot, and pass the needle between the other end, and repeat step 7 with the focal bead bracelet colors:
strands, creating a ring. Pick up a 150, toggle ring, but pick up only one 80 polymer clay drum bead
and sew through the D (RH) (figure 3). instead of two. w (www.klewexpressions.com)
You should now be working in a 6 mm two-hole triangle beads:
counterclockwise direction. A (vintage copper matte), B (opaque
[4] Pick up a 150, a D (RH), and a 150, cream Picasso), C (matte metallic flax),
and sew through the open hole of the 6 mm two-hole triangle bead, color A D (teal metallic suede)
next triangle in the previous round 80 seed beads (galvanized gold)
(figure 4). Repeat this stitch three times, 110 seed beads, in place of 150s
6 mm two-hole triangle bead, color B
but with each stitch pick up a triangle (Miyuki 4204, champagne Duracoat)
that is the same color as the triangle
you just sewed through (figure 5). 6 mm two-hole triangle bead, color C

6 mm two-hole triangle bead, color D

150 seed bead

FIGURE 1
DESIGN NOTES:
This technique also works well
knot
with other two-hole beads,
such as half-moons, Twins,
SuperDuos, and lentils, as
FIGURE 2
shown above. Consider mixing
two-hole bead shapes or
replacing the seed beads with
drops or long magatamas.
To add a focal bead, stitch two
equal sections of beadwork,
and then use each working
thread to cross through the
focal bead at least twice before
FIGURE 3 FIGURE 4 FIGURE 5 ending the threads.

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RIGHT-ANGLE WEAVE

Funky
skunk

Work up a unique bracelet thats


fun to wear using two colors of
daggers and seed beads.
designed by Virginia Blakelock

stepbystep step. Continue through the next two the next two 110s along the edge of the
110s and 80 (bc). previous row, and the 80 added in this
Base [3] Work as in step 2, but continue step (de).
[1] On a comfortable length of KO through only the next two 110s (cd). [6] Pick up two 110s and an 80, and
thread, pick up two 110 seed beads, an This completes the first row of the base. sew through the next two 110s along
80 seed bead, two 110s, and an 80. Tie [4] Pick up an 80, two 110s, and an 80, the edge of the previous row, the 80
the beads into a ring with a square knot and sew through the two 110s your from the previous stitch, and the two
(Basics), leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail. Sew thread exited at the start of this step 110s added in this step (ef). Flip the
through the beads once more, exiting an (figure 2, ab). Continue through the beadwork so your thread is exiting on
80 (figure 1, ab). beads just added (bc) and the next the right side of the base. This completes
[2] Working in modified right-angle two 110s along the edge of the previous the second row of the base.
weave (Basics), pick up two 110s, an 80, row (cd). [7] Repeat steps 46 for the desired
and two 110s, and sew through the 80 [5] Pick up an 80 and two 110s. Sew length bracelet minus in. (6 mm) for
your thread exited at the start of this through the 80 from the previous stitch, the clasp. End and add thread (Basics)

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MATERIALS
black/white bracelet 6 in. (16.5 cm)
a b b 11 x 3 mm daggers in 2 colors:
c d c a
e 165 A (D.P.5.999.10, opaque black),
d 160 B (D.P.5.012.11, opaque white
f
FIGURE 1 FIGURE 2
iridescent)
5 g 80 seed beads (2.08.270.90,
amber lined with dark brick red)
3 g 110 seed beads (2.11.270.90,
amber lined with dark brick red)
b 2-strand tube clasp (silver)
c KO thread, size B (dark purple)
Power Pro 20 lb. test (moss)
a beading needles, #11 milliners
c b a
green bracelet colors:
11 x 3 mm daggers in 2 colors:
A (D.P.5.523.03, olive transparent matte),
B (D.P.5.968.06, light gray transparent
matte iridescent)
80 seed beads (2.08.826.06,
tan matte iridescent)
FIGURE 3 FIGURE 4
110 seed beads (2.11.826.06,
tan matte iridescent)
b
2-strand tube clasp (antique bronze)
c KO thread, size B (olive)
3 x 11 mm dagger, color A
Power Pro 20 lb. test (moss)
3 x 11 mm dagger, color B
a
orange bracelet colors:
80 seed bead
11 x 3 mm daggers in 2 colors:
110 seed bead A (D.P.5.210/012.50, red/white marbled
opaque), B (D.P.5.198.03, cranberry
transparent matte)
80 seed beads (2.08.490.90, light burnt
orange lined with white)
as needed, tying your half-hitch knots 110 seed beads (2.11.493.90, light olive
between the two 110s in the center lined with burnt orange)
right-angle weave stitches. When you FIGURE 5
2-strand tube clasp (antique bronze)
complete the base, sew back through WildFire (black)
the beadwork at least three rows, and
end the working thread and tail in the Beads for this project are also
same manner. first row (ab). Continue through available at Beadcats (email
the adjacent two center 110s in the funkyskunk@beadcats.com).
Daggers stitch (bc).
[1] Lay the base vertically on your [3] Pick up eight color B 11 x 3 mm
work surface so that row 1 is closest daggers, and sew through the edge 80
to you. On 2 yd. (1.8 m) of Power on the right side of the base in the third
Pro thread, attach a stop bead (Basics), row (figure 4, ab). Continue through
leaving a 10-in. (25 cm) tail. the next two 110s and the following 80
[2] Sew through the edge 80 on the left in the same row (bc).
side of the base in the second row, with [4] Pick up eight As, and sew through
your needle pointing toward row 1 the edge 80 on the left side of the base in
(figure 3, point a). Pick up eight color A the fourth row (figure 5, ab). Continue
11 x 3 mm daggers, and sew through through the next two 110s and the
the third 80 from the left side in the following 80 in the same row (bc).

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e c b
g a a
h c
b
f d

FIGURE 6 FIGURE 7

[5] Repeat steps 3 and 4 for the [2] Sew through the same loop of the
remainder of the base, sewing through clasp, and continue back through the DESIGN NOTES:
every other edge bead for each color of same 80 your thread is exiting (cd). Sew As you add each loop of
dagger added. Notice that the As are through the next two 110s and 80 (de). daggers, it may be helpful to
added in a clockwise direction on the [3] Sew through the remaining loop hold up the bracelet before
left side of the base and the Bs are of the clasp, and continue back through tightening the loop so the
added in a counterclockwise direction the 80 your thread is exiting (ef). Sew daggers lie in the correct
on the right side of the base. For the last through the next two 110s and 80 (fg). position. This way you can
repeat, sew through an 80 only. Depend- [4] Sew through the same loop of the also make sure that the
ing on the length of your base, your last clasp, and continue through the next thread is not caught around
row of daggers could end with As or Bs. two 110s on the end of the base (gh). previously added daggers.
End and add thread as needed, making [5] Depending on which color dagger Then slowly snug up the loop
sure to tie your half-hitch knots only in you added last, pick up five daggers of daggers.
the center 110s as before. of the other color, and sew through When adding the clasp, you
the second end 110 from the other edge may find it easier to flip the
Clasp as shown (figure 7, ab). Sew through base and work from the back.
[1] With the working thread exiting the nearest loop of the clasp (bc), and Just flip it back to the front
an end edge 80, sew through one loop retrace the thread path of the clasp after step 4.
of the clasp, and sew back through the connection. End the working thread. You can substitute WildFire
same 80 your thread is exiting (figure 6, [6] Remove the stop bead from the tail, for the KO and Power Pro
ab). Continue through the next two and repeat steps 14 for this end of the threads.
110s and 80 (bc). base. End the tail. w

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MODIFIED RIGHT-ANGLE WEAVE

Faded
MATERIALS
bracelet 712 in. (19.1 cm)
42 3 mm bicone crystals
(Thunder Polish 42, white gold)
2 g 2 x 4 mm peanut beads

denim
(F912, matte denim)
2 g 80 seed beads (Toho 511F,
higher metallic frosted
Mediterranean blue)
1 g 110 seed beads (Miyuki

bracelet
4207, Duracoat galvanized
pink blush)
1 g 150 seed beads in each of
2 colors: A (Japanese 489,
russet rose galvanized),
B (Japanese 481A, apricot
FIGURE 1
gold galvanized)
toggle clasp
Use peanut beads, crystals, Fireline 6 lb. test
and seed beads to make a b beading needles, #11 or #12

bracelet thats as comfortable d


a
as your favorite pair of old e
blue jeans. c

designed by Connie Whittaker FIGURE 2

3 mm bicone crystal
stepbystep Retrace the thread path of
3 mm bicone crystal 2 x 4 mm peanut bead
the ring, and continue through
Base the next peanut and 80. 2 x 4 mm peanut bead 80 seed bead
[1] On a comfortable length of [6] Repeat steps 25 for the
80 seed bead 110 seed bead
thread, pick up a 2 x 4 mm peanut desired length bracelet, ending
bead, an 80 seed bead, a peanut, and with step 5 and allowing in. 110 seed bead 150 seed bead, color A
an 80. Sew through all the beads again (1.9 cm) for the clasp. End and 150 seed bead, color A 150 seed bead, color B
to form a ring, leaving an 8-in. (20 cm) add thread (Basics) as needed.
150 seed bead, color B
tail, and continue through the first
peanut and 80 (figure 1). Clasp
[2] Pick up a color A 150 seed bead, [1] Pick up two 110s, the toggle loop,
an 80, and an A, and sew through the and two 110s, and sew through the b
80 your thread exited at the start of end 80 to form a ring. Retrace the d
a
this step to form a ring. Retrace the thread path of the ring several times,
thread path of the ring (figure 2, ab). and end the working thread. e
[3] Pick up an 110 seed bead, a color [2] Using the tail, repeat step 1 c
B 150 seed bead, a 3 mm bicone at the other end of the base,
crystal, a B, and an 110, and sew adding additional 110s if
through the 80 added in step 2 (bc). needed to allow the toggle FIGURE 1 FIGURE 2

[4] Pick up an 110, a B, a crystal, bar to slide easily


a B, and an 110, and sew through the through the toggle
previous 80 (cd). Continue through loop. w
the next 110, B, crystal, B, 110, and
80 (de).
[5] Pick up a peanut, an 80, and
a peanut, and sew through the 80
your thread is exiting to form a ring.

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RIGHT-ANGLE WEAVE

Button-it-up
bracelet
Tiny buttons add just the right
amount of sparkle to a simple base.
designed by Sharon Wagner

stepbystep
(Basics), leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail. [4] To begin joining the edges of the
Cuff bracelet Retrace the thread path, and sew base: Pick up an 80, and sew through
Wire form through the next two 80s. the corresponding edge 80 in the first
Cut a 7-in. (18 cm) piece of 12-gauge [2] Work a flat strip of right-angle row (figure 1, ab). Pick up an 80, and
electrical wire. Using nylon-jaw pliers, weave (Basics) using 80s and a tight sew through the 80 your thread exited
shape the wire into a cuff shape to fit tension until you have a total of 47 at the start of this step (bc). Sew through
comfortably around your wrist, leaving stitches, including the ring of beads the beadwork to exit the edge 80 in the
a 1-in. (3.8 cm) gap between the ends. from step 1. If needed, adjust the length next stitch of the same row (cd).
You will not be able to shape the wire by 12-in. (1.3 cm) increments by adding [5] Pick up an 80, sew through the
after it is beaded. or subtracting two stitches at a time, corresponding edge 80 in the opposite
maintaining an odd number of stitches. row, and continue through the next two
Cuff base [3] Add two more rows of right-angle 80s. Sew through the beadwork to exit
[1] Thread an embroidery needle on weave (Basics), ending and adding the edge 80 in the next stitch of the
a comfortable length of 10 lb. Fireline. thread (Basics) as needed. Exit the edge opposite row.
Pick up four 80 seed beads, and tie 80 in the last row, and place the cuff [6] Repeat step 5 for the length of the
them into a ring with a square knot form in the center of the beadwork. base, forming the beadwork around the

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cuff form. Sew through the beadwork to the base using an #11 beading needle. MATERIALS
to exit an end 80. Switch to the #11 Holding the cuff vertically, center a row all bracelets
beading needle. of right-angle weave along the top of Fireline 6 lb. test
[7] Pick up an 110 seed bead, and the cuff, making sure the beadwork is Fireline 10 lb. test
sew through the next end 80. Repeat not twisted. Counting from one end, embroidery needle, #10
this stitch to complete the round, and exit the top 80 in the 13th stitch of this beading needles, #11
step up through the first 110 added row (figure 3, point a). nylon-jaw pliers
(figure 2, ab). [2] Pick up an 110, and sew through the wire cutters strong enough to
[8] Pick up an 110, and sew through next 80 in the same stitch. Repeat this cut 12-gauge wire
the next 110 added in the previous stitch to complete the round (which will
step. Repeat this stitch to complete the be centered above the right-angle weave brown cuff 338 x 2 in. (8.6 x 5.7 cm)
round, exiting the first 110 added in this stitch), and step up through the first 110 11 3 mm Crystaletts buttons (crystal in
round (bc). Sew through all the 110s added (ab). silver rhodium bezel; www.etsy.com/
added in this round (cd), and pull tight [3] Pick up an 110, and sew through shop/yadasibeads)
to close up the end. Make sure the bead- the next 110 added in the previous step. 15 g 80 seed beads (Toho 46F,
work covers the end of the wire. Retrace Repeat this stitch to complete the matte opaque brown)
the thread path several times, and end round, and step up through the first 1 g 110 seed beads (Toho Y851, hybrid
the working thread and tail. 110 added in this round (bc). Apollo)
[9] Add 12 in. (30 cm) of thread to the [4] Pick up a 3 mm Crystaletts button, 1 g 150 seed beads (Toho 222, dark
other end of the base with the thread and sew through the corresponding bronze)
exiting an end 80. Repeat steps 7 and 8 110 on the opposite side of the round 7 in. (18 cm) 12-gauge vinyl-coated
to close up this end of the base. End (figure 4, ab). Sew back through the electrical wire
the thread. button and the 110 your thread exited
at the start of this step. Continue through gold cuff colors:
Crystaletts embellishments the next 110 picked up in the previous 3 mm Crystaletts buttons (emerald
[1] Add 5 ft. (1.5 m) of 6 lb. Fireline step (bc). in gold bezel)
80 seed beads (Toho P471,
gold permanent galvanized)
110 seed beads (Toho P471,
c
a gold permanent galvanized)
b c
3 mm Crystaletts button b a 150 seed beads (Toho P471,
d gold permanent galvanized)
80 seed bead
d blue bangle 234-in. (7 cm) diameter
110 seed bead
16 3 mm Crystaletts buttons in each of
150 seed bead 2 colors (crystal in silver rhodium bezel
FIGURE 1 FIGURE 2
and sapphire in silver rhodium bezel)
20 g 80 seed beads (Matsuno 399H,
www.kandrasbeads.com)
3 g 110 seed beads (Toho 714, silver
plated)
1 g 110 cylinder beads, in place of 150
seed beads (Miyuki DB35, galvanized
a silver)
9 in. (24.1 cm) 12-gauge vinyl-coated
b electrical wire
b
c vinyl electrical tape
a
c

FIGURE 3 FIGURE 4

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b

d
a
e
c

FIGURE 5

[5] Sew through the button diagonally, of the wire touching. You will not be
DESIGN NOTES: and continue through the corresponding able to shape the wire after it is beaded.
After finishing step 4 of Cuff 110 on the opposite side of the round [2] Cut a piece of vinyl electrical tape.
base, if the beadwork is not (figure 5, ab). Sew back through the About 1 in. (3.8 cm) from one end of
long enough to cover the button diagonally, and continue through the wire, wrap the tape around the wire
wire form, work additional the 110 your thread exited at the start at a very sharp angle. Keeping the wire
stitches in tubular right- of this step (bc). ends close together, wrap the tape over
angle weave (Basics). Add [6] Pick up a 150 seed bead, and sew the join, overlapping the tape only
two rounds at a time to through the next 110 added in step 3 a small amount with each wrap so it
maintain an odd number (cd). Repeat this stitch to complete the does not add too much width to the
of stitches. round, exiting the 110 from the start wire. Continue wrapping about 1 in.
You can substitute 6 lb. of this step (de). (3.8 cm) past the join, and trim the tape.
Fireline for the 10 lb. Fireline [7] Sew through the center 80 directly
if you retrace the thread below the 110 your thread is exiting, Bangle base and embellishments
path of each stitch in the sewing in the opposite direction. [1] Leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail, work
right-angle weave bases. Continue through the next two 80s as in steps 13 of Cuff base to stitch
Noncoated 12-gauge craft in the following stitch (ef). three rows of 63 stitches each. Add
wire can be used instead [8] Work as in steps 27 to add a total or subtract two stitches at a time
of electrical wire, but the of 11 button embellishments, skipping to adjust the length, maintaining an
beadwork of the base may a stitch between embellishments. Make odd number of stitches.
shift and twist slightly. The sure the base does not twist and that [2] Join the edges of the base around the
vinyl coating helps grip the you are working on the same center row wire form as in steps 46 of Cuff base.
beadwork. of right-angle weave. End the thread. [3] Join the ends of the base in the same
You can find 12-gauge manner as you joined the edges, making
electrical wire and tape at Bangle bracelet sure the beadwork is not twisted and
most hardware stores or Wire form the rows line up properly. End the
do-it-yourself home [1] Cut a 9-in. (24.1 cm) piece of working thread and tail.
improvement centers. 12-gauge electrical wire for a 2-in. [4] Add a comfortable length of
After completing step 3 of (7 cm) diameter bangle. Using nylon- 6 lb. Fireline to the base using an #11
Bangle base and embellish- jaw pliers, shape the wire into a bangle needle. Work the steps for Crystaletts
ments, there should be an shape that fits comfortably around the embellishments, adding the buttons
even number of stitches. widest part of your hand with both ends around the entire bangle. End
the thread. w

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African
THREE-DROP PEYOTE STITCH

safari Pay homage to two fabulous creatures


with animal-print bracelets that wont
harm a hair on their heads!
designed by Josie Fabre

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GIRAFFE PATTERN

MATERIALS 110 Delica beads


all bracelets 7 in. (18 cm)
color A, DB065
Fireline 4 lb. test
beading needles, #10 or #11 color B, DB020
light beige

giraffe bracelet
110 Miyuki Delica cylinder beads
16 g color A (DB0653, opaque pumpkin)
8 g color B (DB0204, opaque luster
light beige) FIGURE 1

leopard bracelet
110 Delica beads
64 3 mm bicone crystals (Thunder
Polish, jet black) color A, DB0653, opaque pumpkin
110 Miyuki Delica cylinder beads color B, DB0204, opaque luster
12 g color A (DB0310, matte black) light beige
10 g color B (DB0353, opaque matte
luster dark cream)
3 g color C (DB0653, opaque pumpkin)
1 g 150 seed beads (Czech, black)

Sleek and chic, these three-


drop peyote stitch bracelets
work up quickly, keep a low
profile, and make a huge
impact.

stepbystep
Bracelet bases
Both bracelets are worked in three-drop
peyote stitch, a technique based on two-
drop peyote stitch. Turn to Basics to
brush up on two-drop peyote before
beginning this project.
[1] On a comfortable length of thread,
attach a stop bead (Basics), leaving
a 6-in. (15 cm) tail. Pick up 24 110
cylinder beads for rows 1 and 2 of
the desired pattern.
[2] Work in three-drop peyote stitch
using cylinders. End and add thread
(Basics) as needed while you stitch,
and end the working thread and tail
when you finish.
[3] Choose the appropriate steps below
to add a clasp and edging to the base.

Giraffe
Toggle bar
[1] On 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread, attach
a stop bead, leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail.
[2] Referring to figure 1, work in three-
drop peyote stitch using cylinders to
make a strip that is 18 beads wide

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LEOPARD PATTERN

110 Delica beads


color A, DB0
color B, DB0
luster dark c
color C, DB0

FIGURE 2

and 12 rows long. Roll the strip into


a tube, and zip up (Basics) the first 110 Delica beads
and last rows. End the tail but not color A, DB0310, matte black
the working thread. color B, DB0353, opaque matte
[3] Sew through the beadwork to exit luster dark cream
a center cylinder in the tube, and work
color C, DB0653, opaque pumpkin
in flat even-count peyote stitch (Basics)
to create a tab that is two beads wide
and 1618 rows long.
[4] Stitch the end of the tab to the next end cylinder, and sew up through
center cylinders at one end of the the following end cylinder.
bracelet base. Retrace the thread path [3] Pick up two 150s, sew down through
of the join, and end the working thread. the last 150 picked up in the previous
step, and continue through the previous
Toggle ring end cylinder in the tube. Sew up through
[1] Locate the last row at the other end the cylinder your thread exited at the
of the base, and notice that one side start of this step and the first 150 picked
of the row begins with three up-beads. up in this step.
Position your beadwork so these beads [4] Pick up four 150s, sew down through
are on the right. Add 20 in. (51 cm) the next end cylinder, and sew up through
of thread to the bracelet base, and exit the following end cylinder.
the second set of three up-beads from [5] Repeat steps 3 and 4 once more.
the right with your needle pointing To complete the round, pick up a
toward the center of the band. 150, and sew down through the first
[2] Pick up 26 cylinders, and sew 150 picked up in step 1 and the
through the next set of three up-beads corresponding end cylinder.
with your needle pointing toward the [6] Sew through the beadwork to exit
center of the band. This forms a ring. an end cylinder on the other end of the
[3] Sew through the beadwork to exit tube, and repeat steps 25.
this same set of up-beads, and work [7] Work as in steps 3 and 4 of Giraffe:
a round of peyote off of the cylinders Toggle bar.
in the ring (photo). End the thread.
Toggle ring
Leopard Work as in Giraffe: Toggle ring.
Toggle bar
[1] Referring to figure 2, work in flat Edging
even-count peyote stitch (Basics) to [1] Add 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread to the
make a strip that is 18 beads wide bracelet base, and exit an end cylinder
and 12 rows long. Roll the strip into along one edge.
a tube, and zip up (Basics) the first [2] Pick up a 150, a 3 mm bicone crystal,
and last rows. End the tail but not and a 150. Skip one edge cylinder, sew
the working thread. down through the next edge cylinder,
[2] With the thread exiting an end and sew up through the following edge
cylinder in the tube, pick up five 150 cylinder. Repeat this stitch along both
seed beads, sew down through the edges of the base, and end the thread. w

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F lower bud
necklace
BEAD WEAVING

Connect beaded beads made


with two-hole lentils, SuperDuos,
and magatamas to highlight the
Bead&Button 20th anniversary bead
(or any art bead you like).

designed by Connie Whittaker

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MATERIALS
2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo, color A c e necklace 18 in. (46 cm)
1 Bead&Button 20th anniversary bead
2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo, color B b d by Lydia Muell (www.BeadAndButton.
a com/anniversarybead)
3 x 6 mm two-hole lentil 2 6 mm crystal rondelles (Preciosa
PC3005, crystal Celsian; www.fusion
3 mm pearl beads.com)
16 2 x 3 mm crystal rondelles (Chinese,
3 mm magatama drop bead wheat; www.drygulch.com)
24 3 mm pearls (Swarovski, mauve)
2 x 3 mm crystal rondelle
70 3 x 6 mm two-hole CzechMate lentil
FIGURE 1
150 seed bead beads (P65431, luster opaque green)
9 g 2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo beads in
each of 2 colors: A (P15726, Vega on
e chalk; www.funkyhannahs.com),
B (pastel Montana blue;
b d
www.funkyhannahs.com)
c
c 12 g 3 mm magatama drop beads
(Toho Y185, hybrid luster opaque
a
gold/smoky)
a 1 g 150 seed beads (Miyuki 4220,
Duracoat eggplant)
toggle clasp (brass)
8-in. (20 cm) chain (brass)
b
4 6 mm jump rings (brass)
Fireline 6 lb. test
beading needles, #11 or #12
2 pairs of chainnose, flatnose,
FIGURE 2 FIGURE 3 and/or bentnose pliers
wire cutters

stepbystep (bc). End the working thread and tail


(Basics) to complete the first half of the
Beaded beads beaded bead.
[1] On 18 in. (46 cm) of thread, pick [4] On 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread, repeat
up seven color A 2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo steps 13, but end only the tail.
beads. Sew through all the beads again [5] With the working thread, sew
(figure 1, ab) to form a ring, leaving an through the available hole of the B your
8-in. (20 cm) tail, and sew through the thread is exiting (figure 3, ab).
available hole of the first A (bc). [6] Pick up a 150 seed bead, a 3 x 6 mm
[2] Pick up a color B 2.5 x 5 mm two-hole lentil bead, and a 150, and sew
SuperDuo bead, and sew through the through the available hole of the next B
available hole of the next A (cd). (bc). Repeat this stitch to complete the
Repeat this stitch to complete the round round (cd), and retrace the thread path
(de). Retrace the thread path using a (not shown in the figure) using a tight
tight tension so the beadwork begins to tension. Sew through the next few beads
cup slightly. to exit a lentil, and continue through the
[3] With the tail, pick up a 3 mm pearl, available hole of the same lentil (de).
skip two As, and sew through the inner [7] Bring together the two halves of the
hole of the next A (figure 2, ab). Sew beaded bead so that the 3 mm pearls
back through the pearl and the A your are to the outside.
thread exited at the start of this step

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a b c

[8] Pick up a 150, and sew through complete the round, and sew through [6] Cut a 4-in. (10 cm) piece of chain.
a B on the other half of the beaded the first two drops added. Open a 6 mm jump ring (Basics), and
bead. Pick up a 150, and sew through [10] Pick up a drop, and sew through attach an end link of the chain to the
the available hole of the next lentil the other hole of the next lentil. Pick loop of 150s.
(photo a). Repeat this stitch to up a drop, and sew through the [7] Open a jump ring, and attach the
complete the round, and retrace center drop from the previous round other end link of the chain to half of
the thread path. Your thread should (photo c). Repeat these two stitches the clasp. This completes the left side
be exiting a lentil. to complete the round. End the thread. of the neck strap.
[9] Pick up three 3 mm magatama [11] Repeat steps 110 to make nine [8] Work as in steps 17 to complete
drop beads, and sew through the more beaded beads. the right side of the neck strap, but
corresponding hole of the next lentil sew in a clockwise direction in step 3
(photo b). Repeat this stitch to Necklace assembly to make the neck strap curve in the
[1] Add 4 ft. (1.2 m) of thread (Basics) opposite direction.
to a beaded bead, leaving an 18-in. [9] With the 18-in. (46 cm) tail from
(46 cm) tail. Exit a center drop along the left neck strap, sew through the
the edge. beadwork in a clockwise direction to
[2] Pick up a 2 x 3 mm crystal exit the center drop in the third set of
rondelle, and sew through a center drops from the connection point, with
drop along the edge of another the needle pointing to the outside of
beaded bead. Pick up a rondelle, the neck strap. Be sure the neck strap
and sew through the drop your is curving inward.
thread exited at the start of this step. [10] Pick up a pearl, a 6 mm crystal
Retrace the thread path several times. rondelle, the anniversary bead, a
[3] Sew counterclockwise through the 6 mm, a pearl, and a 150, and sew
beadwork as shown in figure 4 to exit back through the pearl, 6 mm, anni-
the center drop in the third set of versary bead, and 6 mm. Pick up a
drops. These drops will be slightly pearl, and sew up through the center
offset from the previous connection. drop in the third set of drops from
This will curve the neck strap as the the connection point on the right
beaded beads are added. neck strap, making sure that both
[4] Repeat steps 2 and 3 to connect neck straps are curving inward. Pick
a total of five beaded beads. up a pearl, and sew through the drop
[5] Pick up nine 150s, and sew through your thread exited at the start of this
the same drop to form a loop. Retrace step. Retrace the thread path several
the thread path several times, and end times, and end the threads. w
the thread.

FIGURE 4

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BEAD WEAVING

Piggyback MATERIALS
bracelet 712 in. (19.1 cm)

bracelet
42 4 x 8 mm piggy beads
(black; www.ariadesignstudio.
etsy.com)
8 5 x 7 mm rondelles
(Thunder Polish, silver)
42 3 mm round beads (silver;
www.firemountaingems.com)
1 g 110 large-hole seed beads
(Toho 21F, silver-lined frosted
crystal)
1 g 150 seed beads
(Toho 558, permanent finish
galvanized aluminum)
Stack two-hole piggy 2 6 mm split rings
toggle clasp
beads one behind Wildfire or Fireline, 6 lb. test
the other for a beading needles, #11
sophisticated split-ring pliers (optional)

accessory.

designed by Jane Danley Cruz

stepbystep [3] To form a connection:


c
d
5 x 7 mm rondelle
Pick up a 150 seed bead,
Band an 110, a 5 x 7 mm
[1] On 1 yd. (1.4 m) of rondelle, an 110, a 150, a b a f
thread, pick up a repeating 3 mm, a 150, and an 110, 4 x 8 mm piggy bead
pattern of an 110 seed bead and sew back through the e
and a 4 x 8 mm piggy bead rondelle. Pick up an 110 and 3 mm bead
(offset hole) six times. Tie a 150, and sew through the 110 seed bead
the beads into a ring with 3 mm your thread exited at FIGURE
150 seed bead
a square knot (Basics), the start of this step. Continue
leaving an 8-in. (20 cm) tail. through the next six beads to
Sew through all the beads exit the opposite 3 mm (ef). the 110s slide to the center. 110, seven 150s, and a 6 mm
again using a firm tension, [4] Pick up a repeating pat- Sew through the beadwork split ring. Sew back through
and exit a piggy bead tern of a piggy bead (center to exit the 3 mm opposite the last 110 and the rondelle.
(figure, ab). hole) and a 3 mm five times, the previous connection. Pick up an 110 and a 150,
[2] Sew through the center and add one more piggy bead. [6] Repeat steps 35 for the and sew through the 3 mm
hole of the same piggy bead Sew through the 3 mm your desired length of the bracelet your thread exited at the
(bc), pick up a 3 mm round thread exited at the start minus 1 in. (2.5 cm) for the start of this step. Retrace
bead, and sew through the of this step, and continue clasp. My 7-in. (19.1 cm) the thread path several times
center hole of the next piggy through the next piggy bead. bracelet has seven piggy to reinforce, and end the
bead in the ring (cd). Repeat [5] Sew through the offset bead units. working thread (Basics).
this stitch to complete the hole of the same piggy bead, [2] Open the split ring,
round, and sew through the pick up an 110, and sew Clasp and attach half of the clasp.
beadwork to exit the 3 mm through the offset hole of the [1] With the working thread [3] Using the tail, repeat
opposite the tail (de). next piggy bead. Repeat this exiting a 3 mm opposite the steps 1 and 2 for the other
This completes one piggy stitch to complete the round, last connection, pick up a end of the bracelet. w
bead unit. and snug up the beads so 150, an 110, a rondelle, an

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Coveted
BEAD WEAVING

collar

You wont be able to resist


this necklace of seed beads,
drops, and crystals sewn
among SuperDuos.
designed by Isabella Lam

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2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo bead
MATERIALS
4 mm bicone crystal blue necklace 2112 in. (54.6 cm)
28 g 2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo beads
3.4 mm drop bead (Czech, opaque blue Picasso)
45 4 mm bicone crystals (Swarovski,
80 seed bead aqua green sphinx)
110 seed bead 6.5 g 3.4 mm drop beads (Miyuki,
silver-lined transparent Capri blue)
12 g 80 seed beads (Toho 2102,
permanent finish silver-lined milky
Montana blue)
28 g 110 seed beads (Toho 88, metallic
cosmos)
d lobster claw clasp
c
chain extender (optional)
e 2 4 mm jump rings
Fireline 6 lb. test
a b beading needles, #10
2 pairs of pliers
FIGURE 1 FIGURE 2

topaz necklace colors:


2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo beads (Czech,
matte Apollo umber)
4 mm bicone crystals (Swarovski,
stepbystep [6] Pick up an 110 and a SuperDuo, and Indian red)
sew through the next SuperDuo. Turn 3.4 mm drop beads (Miyuki, red-lined
Band with an 110 and an 80. Pick up an 110 light topaz)
[1] On a comfortable length of thread, and a SuperDuo, and sew through the 80 seed beads (Miyuki 457L, metallic
attach a stop bead (Basics), leaving an next SuperDuo. Repeat the last two light bronze)
8-in. (20 cm) tail. Pick a 2.5 x 5 mm stitches two more times. Your thread 110 seed beads (Miyuki F464D,
SuperDuo bead, an 110 seed bead, a will be exiting a SuperDuo along the penny copper matte metallic;
SuperDuo, an 110, and a SuperDuo, and lower edge. www.beyondbeadery.com)
sew through the available hole of the [7] Repeat steps 5 and 6, ending with
first SuperDuo (figure 1, ab). step 5, until you have 38 downward-
[2] To make a turn: Pick up an 110 and pointing SuperDuos along the lower
an 80 seed bead, and sew back through edge. End and add thread (Basics)
the available hole of the last SuperDuo as needed.
added in the previous step (bc). [8] Work a stitch with an 110 and a
[3] Pick up an 110 and a SuperDuo, SuperDuo.
and sew through the available hole [9] Work as in step 4 until you have 16
of the next SuperDuo (cd). SuperDuos in each row after the last
[4] Work a turn with an 110 and an 80. downward-pointing SuperDuo along
Pick up an 110 and a SuperDuo, and the lower edge. End the working thread
sew through the next SuperDuo (de). but not the tail.
Repeat this step until you have two
parallel rows of 16 SuperDuos each. Lower edge
[5] Pick up an 110, a SuperDuo, and an Row 1
110, and sew through the available hole [1] Add a comfortable length of thread to
of the last SuperDuo picked up in the the band, and exit an edge 80 just before
previous step (figure 2). This SuperDuo the first downward-pointing SuperDuo
will point downward from this edge along the lower edge, with the needle
of the band, and this will become the pointing toward the center of the band.
lower edge of the necklace. Pick up two 110s, and sew through the

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available hole of the downward-pointing [7] Pick up an 110, a SuperDuo, a drop [3] Pick up an 110, and sew through the
SuperDuo (figure 3, ab). Pick up two bead, a SuperDuo, and an 110, and sew available hole of the next SuperDuo (hi).
110s, and sew through the next edge through the 110 your thread exited at [4] Repeat steps 2 and 3 two more times.
80 (bc). Repeat these two stitches for the start of step 6, the 4 mm, and the [5] Pick up an 110, a SuperDuo, a drop
the rest of the downward-pointing 110 your thread exited at the start of bead, a SuperDuo, and an 110, and sew
SuperDuos, exiting the first 80 after this step (ef). This forms a SuperDuo through the available hole of the next
the last SuperDuo. picot. Continue through the next Super- SuperDuo to form a SuperDuo picot.
[2] Continue through the next edge Duo and 110 along the lower edge [6] Pick up an 110, and sew through the
110, turn, and sew back through the of the band. available hole of the next SuperDuo.
previous 80, two 110s, SuperDuo, and [8] Repeat steps 6 and 7 until you have [7] Repeat steps 5 and 6 for a total of
110 (figure 4, ab). a total of 31 SuperDuo picots, ending 25 SuperDuo picots.
[3] Pick up a 4 mm bicone crystal, skip and adding thread as needed. [8] Repeat steps 2 and 3 twice, and
the next 110, 80, and 110, and sew [9] Work as in steps 3 and 4 to add then repeat step 2.
through the following 110 (bc). three drop-bead picots. [9] Pick up two 110s, and sew through
[4] Pick up two 110s, an 80, a 3.4 mm the 110 adjacent to the first hole of the
drop bead, an 80, and two 110s. Sew Row 2 SuperDuo your thread is exiting.
through the 110 your thread exited at [1] Sew through the beadwork to exit
the start of step 3, the 4 mm, and the the last 110 added in the closest Super-
110 your thread exited at the start of Duo picot in the previous row (point g). Row 3
this step (cd). Continue through the Pick up two 110s, and sew through the [1] Work as in steps 14 of Row 2, but
next SuperDuo and 110 along the lower available hole of the SuperDuo. in step 3 pick up an 80 instead of an 110
edge of the band (de). [2] Pick up an 110, an 80, a drop bead, between the SuperDuo picots.
[5] Repeat steps 3 and 4 twice. an 80, and an 110. Sew through the [2] Work as in steps 5 and 6 of Row 2
[6] Pick up a 4 mm bicone crystal, available hole of the next SuperDuo for a total of 19 SuperDuo picots, but
skip the next 110, 80, and 110, and to form a drop-bead picot (gh). in step 6 pick up an 80 instead of an 110
sew through the following 110. between the SuperDuo picots.
[3] Work as in steps 24 of Row 2, but
in step 3 pick up an 80 instead of an 110
between the SuperDuo picots, and in
the last repeat do not add the last 80.
[4] Work as in step 9 of Row 2.

Row 4
Work as in Row 3, but add a total of
a c only 13 SuperDuo picots.

b
FIGURE 3

f e d b
c
g

h i
FIGURE 4

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Five rows of staggered
embellishments shape
the lower edge of
this collar.

Row 5 [3] Work as in step 9 of Row 2. End the the beadwork to exit the SuperDuo
[1] Work as in step 1 of Row 2 to be working thread. your thread exited at the start of this
in position for the final row. step, and retrace the thread path
[2] Work as in steps 2 and 3 of Row 2 Clasp through the five-bead loop several
to add a drop-bead picot below each [1] Add 8 in. (20 cm) of thread to the times. End the thread.
SuperDuo picot in Row 4, but pick end of the band opposite the tail, and [3] Open a 4 mm jump ring (Basics),
up an 80 instead of an 110 after the first exit an end SuperDuo with the needle and attach the five-bead loop to half
two drop-bead picots, a 4 mm instead pointing away from the band. of the clasp.
of an 110 after the next eight drop-bead [2] Pick up five 110s, and sew through [4] Remove the stop bead, and repeat
picots, and an 80 instead of an 110 after the other end SuperDuo with the needle steps 2 and 3 with the tail on the other
the final two drop-bead picots. pointing toward the band. Sew through end of the band. w

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BEAD WEAVING

Row-by-row
pearls
Make a single-strand or
double-decker bracelet
using classic pearls,
seed beads, and bicones.

designed by Sandie Bachand

stepbystep square knot (Basics) with the first nine 110s to secure Retrace the thread path
working thread and tail. Pick the loop (figure 4, ab). several times, and end the
Single-row bracelet up a 3 mm pearl, sew through [4] Pick up a 3 mm, sew working thread (Basics).
[1] On 4 yd. (4.1 m) of the next nine 110s, pick up through the next nine 110s, [7] With the tail, sew through
thread, pick up an 8 mm a 3 mm, and sew through and sew through the 3 mm the first 3 mm, and repeat
pearl and nine 110 seed the following nine 110s. from the previous pearl unit. step 6, but do not end the
beads. Sew through the 8 mm Continue through the next Continue through the next thread. Sew through the next
again in the same direction, 11 beads to exit the 3 mm 10 beads to exit the 3 mm five 110s to exit the center
leaving a 1-yd. (1.4 m) tail. opposite the tail (bc). added in this step (bc). 110 in the loop around one
This forms a loop of 110s [3] Pick up nine 110s, an [5] Repeat steps 3 and 4 side of the first 8 mm.
around one side of the pearl. 8 mm, and nine 110s. Sew until you have a total of 14 [8] Pick up three 150 seed
Pick up nine 110s, and sew through the 8 mm in the 8 mm pearl units. beads, sew through the center
through the 8 mm once same direction, forming [6] With your thread exiting 110 again, and continue
more, forming a loop around a loop of 110s around one the end 3 mm, pick up three through the next four 110s,
the other side of the pearl side of the pearl (figure 3). 110s and half of the clasp. 3 mm, and five 110s (figure 6).
(figure 1). Position the 8 mm so the first Sew back through the last Your thread should be
[2] Sew through the first nine 110s trace a loop around 110, pick up two 110s, and exiting the center 110 in
nine 110s added in step 1 the other side of the pearl, sew through the end 3 mm in the opposite loop around
(figure 2, ab), and tie a and then sew through the the same direction (figure 5). the next 8 mm.

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MATERIALS
all bracelets
Fireline 6 lb. test
8 mm pearl
beading needles, #12

purple single-row bracelet


a 3 mm pearl
b 7 in. (19.1 cm)
c
110 seed bead 14 8 mm glass pearls (purple)
15 3 mm glass pearls
150 seed bead
(lavender)
FIGURE 1 FIGURE 2
23 g 110 seed beads (Toho
269, silver-lined lavender)
1 g 150 seed beads (Miyuki
1884, dark purple)
c magnetic clasp
a
b white/blue double-row
bracelet 7 in. (18 cm)
32 6 mm glass pearls (white)
130 3 mm bicone crystals
FIGURE 3 FIGURE 4
(Swarovski, heliotrope)
56 g 110 seed beads
(Matsuno 470, silver metallic)
3-strand clasp

FIGURE 5

FIGURE 6 DESIGN NOTE:


b Increase or decrease the
bracelets by two pearl
units at a time to adjust
the length.

a c

FIGURE 7

[9] Repeat step 8 for the Substitute 6 mm pearls two 110s in the loop around 110, and sew through the last
length of the bracelet, embel- for the 8 mms. one side of the first 6 mm. three 110s in the loop, the
lishing alternating loops and Pick up or sew through [3] Pick up a 3 mm, an 110, next 3 mm, and the following
exiting the end 3 mm. Sew only seven 110 seed beads and a 3 mm. Skip the next two 110s (bc).
through the next five 110s, wherever the instructions three 110s, and sew through [5] Repeat steps 3 and 4 for
and repeat step 8 to embel- indicate nine. the last two 110s in the the length of the bracelet,
lish the remaining loops. Substitute 3 mm bicone loop, the next 3 mm, and embellishing alternating loops
End the tail. crystals for the 3 mm pearls. the following three 110s and exiting the end 3 mm.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 until (figure 7, ab). Your thread [6] Repeat steps 25 to
Double-row bracelet you have a total of 16 6 mm should be exiting the embellish the remaining
First row pearl units, but then do not opposite loop around loops. Do not end the
[1] Work as in steps 15 of end the working thread. the next 6 mm. working thread or tail.
Single-row bracelet with [2] With the tail, sew through [4] Pick up an 110, a 3 mm,
the following changes: the first 3 mm and the next and an 110. Skip the next

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a c

FIGURE 8

6 mm pearl

3 mm bicone crystal
110 seed bead

Second row and joining 3 mm, and the following 24 to embellish/join the [2] Pick up three 110s, and
[1] To begin the second row three 110s (figure 8, ab). remaining loops around the sew through the center
of the bracelet, work as in Your thread should be 6 mms. loop of the clasp. Sew back
steps 1 and 2 of First row. exiting the opposite loop through the last 110, pick up
Lay the new row next to the around the next 6 mm. Clasp two 110s, and sew through
embellished row so that the [3] Pick up an 110, a 3 mm, Use any of the remaining the next two 110s and 3 mm
tail from the new row is and an 110. Skip the next threads at either end of the on the other row of the
pointing toward the edge of 110, and sew through the last bracelet to attach the clasp: bracelet.
the embellished row with the three 110s in the loop, the [1] With your thread exiting [3] Work as in step 6 of
3 mm/110/3 mm pattern. next 3 mm, and the following an end 3 mm on either row Single-row bracelet to
[2] Pick up a 3 mm, sew two 110s (bc). of the bracelet, work as in attach the last loop of the
through the 110 in the [4] Repeat steps 2 and 3 step 6 of Single-row bracelet clasp, and end the thread.
nearest 3 mm/110/3 mm for the length of the bracelet, to attach an end loop of the [4] Repeat steps 13 to
pattern on the embellished embellishing/joining alternat- clasp. Sew through the next attach the clasp at the other
row, and pick up a 3 mm. ing loops and exiting the two 110s in the direction of end of the bracelet. End any
Skip the next three 110s, and end 3 mm. the other row. remaining threads. w
sew through the last two [5] Sew through the next
110s in the loop, the next two 110s, and repeat steps

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BEAD WEAVING

Scrumptious
scallops
Create an elegant necklace
of scallops using crystal pearls in
a variety of sizes. Add crystal
teardrops for movement.
designed by Carolyn Cave

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b e
13 x 6.5 mm i d
crystal teardrop b
f c a
a g
8 mm pearl c
e
d g
h j k f
6 mm pearl, color A

6 mm pearl, color B

4 mm pearl, color C

3 mm pearl, color D
110 seed bead
150 seed bead
FIGURE 1 FIGURE 2

stepbystep [9] Sew through the next four 150s and


C (figure 2, ab).
Necklace [10] Pick up two 150s, and sew
[1] On a comfortable length of thread, through the next C, pulling tight (bc).
attach a stop bead (Basics), leaving a Repeat this stitch four more times (cd).
10-in. (25 cm) tail. [11] Sew through the next four 150s
[2] Pick up a color B 6 mm pearl, four and B (de). Pick up an 110 seed bead,
150 seed beads, a color C 4 mm pearl, and sew through the next B (ef). Repeat
two 150s, a color D 3 mm pearl, and this stitch four more times (fg). Pick up
two 150s, and sew through the C again a 150, an A, and a 150 to be in position
(figure 1, ab). Pick up four 150s, and to create the next scallop.
sew through the B again (bc). [12] Repeat steps 211 to add three
[3] Pick up two 150s, a color A more scallops. End and add thread
6 mm pearl, and three 150s, and (Basics) as needed.
sew back through the A, snugging [13] To work the center scallop,
up the beads (cd). repeat steps 26, and then work step 7
[4] Pick up two 150s, a B, four 150s, as follows: Pick up two 150s, an A, a
and a C, and sew through the existing 150, an A, five 150s, a crystal teardrop,
two 150s between the C and the D and five 150s, and sew back through the
added in the previous step (de). A, the 150, and the A. Continue with
[5] Pick up a D and two 150s, and sew steps 811.
back through the C (ef). Sew through [14] Repeat steps 211 four more
the following four 150s and B (fg). times, ending and adding thread as
[6] Repeat steps 3 (gh), 4 (hi), and needed.
5 (ij).
[7] Pick up two 150s, an A, five 150s, a Toggle ring
13 x 6.5 mm crystal teardrop, and five With the working thread, pick up
150s, and sew back through the A (jk). a repeating pattern of a D and a 150
[8] Repeat steps 4, 5, and 3, twice. eight times, and sew through all the
Then repeat steps 4 and 5 once more. beads again except the last 150 added,
forming the toggle ring. Pick up a 150,

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MATERIALS
bronze necklace 18 in. (46 cm)
10 13 x 6.5 mm crystal teardrops
(Swarovski #6000, crystal champagne;
Eclectica, 262-641-0910)
crystal pearls (Swarovski)
1 8 mm (antique brass)
56 6 mm, color A (antique brass)
54 6 mm, color B (gold)
54 4 mm, color C (light gold)
62 3 mm, color D (cream rose light)
FIGURE 3 1 g 110 seed beads
(Toho 22F, frosted silver-lined light
topaz)
4 g 150 seed beads
b (Toho 221, bronze)
a
Fireline 6 lb. test
d c beading needles, #11 or #12

FIGURE 4

and sew through the last A and 150 at


this end of the necklace (figure 3). Do
not end the thread.

Toggle bead
[1] Remove the stop bead. With the
tail, pick up a 150, an A, four 150s, an
110, an 8 mm pearl, five 150s, a crystal
teardrop, and five 150s (figure 4, ab). DESIGN NOTES:
Sew back through the 8 mm, and cross The 8 mm pearl and 3 mm
through the next 110 (bc), pulling pearls used for the toggle
tight. Pick up four 150s, and sew back clasp can be any of the
through the next A and 150 (cd). Sew colors from the necklace.
through the beadwork, and retrace the Substitute glass pearls
thread path through the toggle bead. and Czech crystal drops
End the tail. for a more budget-friendly
[2] Test the fit of the toggle bead necklace.
with the toggle ring. Add or remove
beads from the toggle ring if needed.
[3] With the working thread, retrace
the thread path through the toggle ring,
exiting the last 150, A, and 150 in the
necklace with your needle pointing
toward the other end of the necklace.
[4] Sew through the Bs and 110s in the
next scallop, and continue through the
following 150, A, and 150. Repeat this
stitch for the remainder of the necklace,
and end the thread. w

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BEAD WEAVING

Crystal
corona
bracelet

Crown these unique Swarovski components


with an equally unique array of beads,
including metallic squaredelles.

designed by Sandie Bachand

stepbystep with a square knot (Basics), leaving a aligned with the squaredelle your thread
6-in. (15 cm) tail. Sew through the first is exiting. Working on the back side of
Crystal units 10 beads in the ring, exiting a square- the setting, sew through the two holes at
[1] On a comfortable length of thread, delle. Position the Twin beads so that this end of the setting and the square-
pick up a 150 seed bead, a 2.5 x 5 mm their available holes fall to the outside delle aligned with the hole your thread
Twin bead, a 150, a 5 x 5 x 2 mm of the ring (figure 1). is exiting. Continue through the next
squaredelle, a 3 mm pearl, and a [2] Place an 8 x 10 mm oval sew-on 150 and Twin bead (figure 2, ab).
squaredelle. Repeat this pattern three stone inside the ring so that the two [3] Pick up a 150 and an 110 seed bead,
more times, and tie the beads into a ring holes at one end of the setting are and sew through the available (outer)

d d
e a
a

knot
c e

b c
b
FIGURE 1 FIGURE 2 FIGURE 3

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hole of the same Twin bead. Pick up so that their available holes fall to the MATERIALS
an 110 and a 150, and sew through the outside of the ring. bracelet 7 in. (18.4 cm)
inner hole of the Twin bead. Continue [9] Repeat steps 28 until you have a 8 8 x 10 mm oval sew-on stones in four-hole
through the next 150 and squaredelle total of eight crystal units, but in the settings (Swarovski #4100, light amethyst in
(bc). last repeat end with step 6. End and add silver-plated setting; www.etsy.com/shop/
[4] Sew through the two holes at this thread (Basics) as needed. crystallizedmontees)*
end of the setting and the squaredelle 68 5 x 5 x 2 mm metallic squaredelles
aligned with the hole your thread is Clasp (magenta; Bead Gallery,
exiting. Continue through the next 150 [1] Pick up a 150 and an 110, and sew www.beadgalleryca.com)
and Twin bead (cd). through the outer hole of the same Twin 36 3 mm glass pearls (gold)
[5] Work as in step 3, exiting the next bead. Pick up an 110 and a 150, and sew 2 g 2.5 x 5 mm Twin beads (Preciosa,
squaredelle (de). through the inner hole of the Twin bead. terra pearl emerald)
[6] Sew diagonally through the setting, Continue through the first 150 and 110 1 g 110 seed beads (Toho P471, gold
and continue through the squaredelle added in this step, the outer hole of permanent galvanized)
aligned with the hole your thread is the Twin bead, and the following 110. 1 g 150 seed beads (Toho P471, gold
exiting (figure 3, ab). Sew through [2] Pick up a squaredelle, a pearl, half permanent galvanized)
the beadwork to exit the next square- of the clasp, a pearl, and a squaredelle, 10 mm Beadelle magnetic clasp (gold plated
delle (bc), sew diagonally through and sew through the three beads at the with crystal rhinestones; www.artbeads.com)
the setting, and continue through the end of the previous crystal unit. Retrace Fireline 6 lb. test
squaredelle aligned with the hole your the thread path of the clasp connection beading needles, #12
thread is exiting (cd). Sew through the several times, and exit the first square-
beadwork to exit the 150, unembellished delle added in this step. Pick up an 110,
Twin bead, and 150 at one end of the and sew through the other squaredelle
crystal unit (de). (figure 5). Sew through the beadwork
[7] Pick up two 150s, and sew through into the last crystal unit, and end the
the outer hole of the same Twin bead. working thread. DESIGN NOTE:
Pick up two more 150s, and sew [3] Repeat steps 1 and 2 with the tail. w You can substitute
through the next 150, the inner hole other 5 mm flat beads
of the same Twin bead, and the follow- or spacers for the
ing 150. Continue through the first squaredelles, as long as
two 150s added in this step, the outer they measure 2 mm thick
8 x 10 mm oval sew-on stone
hole of the Twin bead, and the follow- in four-hole setting (back view) and have holes that are not
ing 150 (figure 4). too large for the 150 seed beads.
[8] Pick up a squaredelle, a pearl, a 5 x 5 x 2 mm squaredelle
For instance, the size and shape
squaredelle, a 150, a Twin bead, and (front and side views) of these 5 mm heishi spacers
a 150. Repeat this pattern twice more, were great, but the holes
and then pick up a squaredelle, a pearl, 2.5 x 5 mm Twin bead swallowed the 150s. Unfortunately,
and a squaredelle. Sew through the three 3 mm pearl substituting 110s for the 150s
beads at the end of the previous crystal causes the beadwork around the
110 seed bead
unit to form a new ring. Continue crystal setting to be too floppy.
through the next seven beads, exiting 150 seed bead
a squaredelle. Position the Twin beads

FIGURE 4 FIGURE 5

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Tila
BEAD WEAVING

TRELLIS
Two-hole beads make
this bracelet easy to
stitch up while bicone
crystals add a hint of
sparkle.

designed by Svetlana Chernitsky

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Tila beads and SuperDuos fit together beautifully along MATERIALS
with an assortment of seed beads for a bracelet that has grey bracelet 7 in. (18 cm)
5 g 5 x 5 mm Tila beads (Miyuki TL2440D,
a delightful drape when worn.
transparent dark grey luster)
10 g 2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo beads
stepbystep and a SuperDuo, and sew through the (BT6303, blue turquoise bronze Picasso;
available hole of the next SuperDuo. www.bellomodo.com)
[1] On 3 yd. (2.7 m) of thread, attach Pick up a SuperDuo, and sew through the 22 3 mm bicone crystals (Swarovski,
a stop bead (Basics), leaving an 8-in. available hole of the following Tila (fg). vitrail medium)
(20 cm) tail. Pick up a 5 x 5 mm Tila [7] Pick up a B, two SuperDuos, and a B, 3 g 3.4 mm drop beads (Miyuki DP457,
bead, a color A 110 seed bead, a 2.5 x and sew through the available hole of the dark bronze)
5 mm SuperDuo, an A, an 110 cylinder next Tila. Pick up a SuperDuo, and sew 110 seed beads
bead, a 3.4 mm drop bead, a cylinder, through the next SuperDuo. Pick up a 6 color A (Miyuki 650, silver-lined dyed grey)
and a SuperDuo, and sew through the SuperDuo, a cylinder, a drop, and a 1 g color B (Toho 82, metallic blue iris)
available hole of the first SuperDuo cylinder, and sew through the available 1 g 110 cylinder beads (Miyuki DB022,
added. Pick up a SuperDuo, and sew hole of the last SuperDuo added. metallic bronze)
through the available hole of the Tila [8] Repeat steps 37 for the length of 1 g 150 seed beads (Miyuki 462,
(figure 1, ab). the bracelet, ending with step 5. Leave metallic gold iris)
[2] Pick up a color B 110 seed bead, approximately 1 in. (2.5 cm) for a clasp. toggle clasp (bronze)
two SuperDuos, a B, a Tila, three Super- [9] To complete the last row: Pick up 2 6 mm jump rings (bronze)
Duos, a cylinder, a drop, and a cylinder, a cylinder, a drop, a cylinder, and an A, Fireline 6 lb. test
and sew through the available hole of and sew through the next SuperDuo. Pick beading needles, #12
the last SuperDuo added (bc). up an A, and sew through the following 2 pairs of pliers
[3] Pick up a SuperDuo, skip the next Tila (figure 2, ab).
SuperDuo, and sew through the available [10] Pick up four Bs, and sew through peach bracelet colors:
hole of the following SuperDuo (cd). the available hole of the next Tila (bc). 5 x 5 mm Tila beads (Miyuki TL596,
[4] Pick up a Tila, and sew through the [11] Pick up an A, and sew through the opaque tea rose luster)
available hole of the next SuperDuo. next SuperDuo. Pick up a 150 seed bead, 2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo beads (SD-036,
Pick up a 3 mm bicone crystal, and sew and sew back through the SuperDuo, the turquoise Picasso; www.whimbeads.com)
through the following SuperDuo (de). A, the Tila, and three Bs (cd). 3 mm bicone crystals (Swarovski,
[5] Pick up a Tila, and sew through the [12] Pick up seven 150s, and sew through crystal copper)
available hole of the next SuperDuo. the two middle Bs to form a loop (de). 3 mm drop beads (Toho 222, dark bronze)
Pick up a SuperDuo, and sew through Retrace the thread path through the loop, 110 seed beads
the available hole of the following and sew through the beadwork to rein- color A (Miyuki 2008, matte metallic
SuperDuo (ef). force the last row of beads in the bracelet. patina iris; www.inmcrystal.com)
[6] Pick up a cylinder, a drop, a cylinder, End the working thread (Basics). color B (Toho 222, dark bronze)
[13] Remove the stop bead, and repeat 110 cylinder beads (Miyuki DB131, pink
steps 1012 for this end of the bracelet. luster moss green;
[14] Open a 6 mm jump ring (Basics), www.redpandabeads.com)
f a and attach the seven-bead loop to half 150 seed beads (Miyuki 489, galvanized
of the clasp. Repeat at the other end of russet rose; www.beyondbeadery.com)
the bracelet. w

a e g b d
b 5 x 5 mm Tila bead
e DESIGN NOTE:
2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo bead For a more casual look, substitute
80 seed beads for the 3 mm bicone
3 mm bicone crystal crystals, and 110 cylinder beads
for the 3.4 mm drops.
d c 3.4 mm drop bead

110 seed bead, color A


c
110 seed bead, color B
110 cylinder bead
150 seed bead
FIGURE 1 FIGURE 2

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Dreaming
BEAD WEAVING

of diamonds
These elegant earrings look
like fine jewelry yet are quick
to stitch up and are easier on the
wallet than real diamonds
or gemstones.

designed by Alice Kharon

stepbystep [3] Pick up a pearl, and sew [6] With your thread exiting stitch three more times to
through the following four a pearl, pick up a color C complete the round, and
Earring front As, pearl, and four As. Pick 4 mm bicone crystal, a pearl, step up through the first two
[1] On 4 ft. (1.2 m) of up a pearl, and sew through and a C. Sew through the As added.
thread, attach a stop bead the next four As, pearl, four pearl your thread exited [3] Pick up a B, two As, and
(Basics), leaving a 6-in. As, and the first pearl added at the start of this step in a B, and sew through the
(15 cm) tail. Pick up a 10 mm in this step (figure 2, ab). the same direction to form next two As added in the
round bead, four color A 110 [4] Sew through the 10 mm a picot (figure 4, ab). previous step (photo b).
seed beads, a 4 mm pearl, and the pearl directly across [7] Pick up a 150 seed Repeat this stitch three more
and four As. Sew through the from the pearl your thread bead, a color D 4 mm bicone times to complete the round.
10 mm again to form a loop exited at the start of this step crystal, and a 150, and sew Do not step up at the end
of beads, and position the (bc). Sew back through the through the next pearl (bc). of the round.
loop around one side of the 10 mm and the pearl from [8] Repeat steps 6 and 7 [4] Pick up three or four Bs,
10 mm (figure 1, ab). Pick the start of the step, going three more times to complete and sew through the nearest
up four As, a pearl, and four in the same direction (cd). the round. This completes the pearl on an outside corner.
As, and sew through the [5] Pick up four color B 110 front of the earring. Pick up three or four Bs, and
10 mm again, positioning the seed beads, and sew through sew through the two As your
new loop around the other the next pearl, positioning Earring back thread exited at the start of
side of the 10 mm (bc). the beads behind the existing [1] Flip the beadwork over this step in the same direc-
[2] Sew through the beads As. Repeat this stitch three to the back, and sew through tion (photo c). Continue
in the first loop. Remove the more times to complete the the next four Bs. through the following B and
stop bead, and tie a square round (figure 3). Retrace [2] Pick up two As, and two As.
knot (Basics) with the work- the thread path of the round sew through the next four [5] Pick up two or three Bs,
ing thread and tail. using a tight tension. Bs (photo a). Repeat this and sew through the nearest

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MATERIALS
fuchsia/gold earrings
118 in. (2.9 cm)
2 10 mm round beads
(turquoise blue)
16 4 mm pearls (Swarovski,
copper)

s
4 mm bicone crystals
(Swarovski)
16 color C (fuchsia)
8 color D (metallic light gold)
1 g 110 seed beads in each of
2 colors: A (Miyuki 457G,
bronze metallic), B (Miyuki
457, gold bronze metallic)
1 g 150 seed beads (Miyuki
457G, bronze metallic)
pair of earring findings
Fireline 6 lb. test
10 mm round bead c b beading needles, #11 or #12
2 pairs of pliers
4 mm bicone crystal, color C

4 mm bicone crystal, color D turquoise/grey earring colors:


10 mm round beads
a
4 mm pearl (turquoise blue)
FIGURE 1 a 4 mm pearls (Swarovski,
110 seed bead, color A
platinum)
110 seed bead, color B
4 mm bicone crystals, color C
150 seed bead (Swarovski, light grey opal)
c 4 mm fire-polished beads,
color D (dark grey)
b 110 seed beads
D directly above the two As color A (Miyuki 464A, light
your thread is exiting. Pick d a gunmetal)
up two or three Bs, and sew FIGURE 2 color B (Miyuki F451D, grey
through the two As your b mist matte metallic)
thread exited at the start of 150 seed beads (Miyuki 464A,
this step in the same direction. light gunmetal)
Continue through the next
B and two As (photo d).
[6] Repeat steps 4 and 5
three more times to complete DESIGN NOTES:
the round. In step 4 of Earring
[7] Sew through the bead- FIGURE 3 back, two or three
work to exit a corner pearl. 100 cylinders can be
Pick up a 150, an A, two 150s, c substituted for the 110
an A, and a 150. Sew through seed beads.
the pearl in the same direction In step 5 of Earring
c
to form a loop, and retrace the back, one or two
thread path. End the working 100 cylinders can be
thread and tail (Basics). substituted for the 110
a
[8] Open the loop of an b seed beads.
earring finding (Basics), and
attach the dangle.
FIGURE 4
[9] Make a second earring. w d

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BEAD WEAVING

Flamenco
Pellets
bangle

designed by Kerrie Slade stepbystep


First Pellet ring
[1] On 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread, pick up
Stitch an easy bracelet 12 6 x 4 mm Pellet beads, leaving a 6-in.
and earrings reminiscent of (15 cm) tail. Sew through all the beads
again to form a ring. Snug up the beads
a flamenco dancers dress
so the Pellets nestle into each other.
using linked rings of Pellet [2] Pick up three 110 seed beads, skip
beads and contrasting the next Pellet, and sew through the
following Pellet. Repeat this stitch to
seed beads.
complete the round (figure 1). Every
other Pellet in the ring will be
embellished.
[3] Working in the opposite direction,
pick up five 110s, skip the Pellet your
thread is exiting, and sew through the
following Pellet. Pick up five 110s, skip

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the next Pellet, and sew Subsequent rings bracelet on your wrist, and MATERIALS
through the following Pellet. [1] Work as in steps 14 of have a friend tie a bow. both projects
Repeat this stitch to complete First Pellet ring, but before Fireline 6 lb. test
the round, and step up you form the Pellets into a Ready-made clasp option beading needles, #10 or #11
through the first five 110s ring in step 1, sew through [1] Open a 6 mm jump ring
picked up in this round the center of the first Pellet (Basics), slide it through a bracelet 712 in. (19.1 cm)
(figure 2). The new 110s will ring so you have two linked five-bead loop on the last Preciosa traditional Czech
loop around the outside edge rings (figure 4). ring on one end of the band, beads 180 6 x 4 mm Pellet
of the unembellished Pellets. [2] Continue to make a band and attach half of the clasp. beads (opaque red;
[4] Working in the same of linked rings long enough [2] Repeat step 1 on the www.kandrasbeads.com)
direction, pick up an 110, and to fit around your wrist, other end of the band. 10 g 110 seed beads (opaque
sew through the next three minus the clasp. Our 712-in. black)
110s picked up in step 2 (19.1 cm) bracelet has Earrings for ribbon clasp option: 18 in.
(figure 3, ab). Pick up an 15 rings. [1] Work as in steps 14 (46 cm) satin ribbon, 38 in.
110, and sew through the of First Pellet ring, but in (1 cm) wide
next five 110s picked up in Clasp step 3, replace the center for ready-made clasp option:
step 3 (bc). Repeat these two You can choose to finish your 110 of one of the five-bead 2 6 mm jump rings, clasp, and
stitches to complete the round, bracelet with either a ribbon loops with an 80 seed bead. 2 pairs of chainnose, flatnose,
and step up through the first or ready-made clasp follow- [2] Work as in step 1 of and/or bentnose pliers
110 picked up in this round ing the steps below. Subsequent rings to make
(cd). Retrace the thread path a total of three linked rings. pair of earrings 2 in. (5 cm)
through all of the 110s, and Ribbon option [3] Open a jump ring Preciosa traditional Czech
end the working thread and Cut an 18-in. (46 cm) length (Basics), and attach the 80 beads 72 6 x 4 mm Pellet
tail (Basics). of ribbon. Center the ribbon of the first Pellet ring to the beads (opaque red; www.
through the last ring on each loop of an earring finding. kandrasbeads.com)
end of the band. Place the [4] Make a second earring. w 2 80 seed beads (opaque
black)
34 g 110 seed beads (opaque
black)
pair of post earring findings
2 6 mm jump rings
6 x 4 mm Pellet bead 2 pairs of chainnose, flatnose,
(side view)
and/or bentnose pliers
(top view)

110 seed bead

FIGURE 1 FIGURE 2

d
a
b

FIGURE 3 FIGURE 4

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Shimmering
BEAD WEAVING

snowflake
earrings
Sparkling crystals and
Swarovski cosmic
rings light the way
in these daring,
dangling earrings.

designed by Graehound

stepbystep the C your thread exited at the start


of this step in the same direction. Retrace
Large medallion the thread path, and sew through the
[1] On 1 yd. (1.4 m) of thread, pick next B, 110, and B (ef).
up four color A 4 mm bicone crystals. [5] Pick up an 110, a 150 seed bead,
Sew through all the beads again to form a 4 mm round crystal, a 150, and an 110,
a ring, leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail and sew through the B, 110, and B your
(figure 1, ab). thread exited at the start of this step in
[2] Pick up an 110 seed bead, and sew the same direction. Retrace the thread
through the next A in the ring. Repeat path, and sew through the next C (fg).
this stitch to complete the round, and [6] Repeat steps 4 and 5 three more
step up through the first 110 (bc). times, and sew through the beadwork
[3] Pick up a color B 3 mm bicone to exit an A along the outer edge of the
crystal, a color C 3 mm bicone crystal, medallion (figure 2, point a).
and a B, and sew through the next 110 [7] Pick up an 110, a 150, a color E
in the previous round (cd). Repeat this 3 mm bicone crystal, a 150, and an 110,
stitch to complete the round. Retrace and sew through the A your thread exited
the thread path, and step up through at the start of this step. Retrace the
the first B and C picked up in this thread path, and exit the E (ab).
round (de). [8] Pick up an 110, a 150, a B, a color F
[4] Pick up a color D 3 mm bicone 4 mm bicone crystal, a B, a 150, and an
crystal, an A, and a D, and sew through 110, and sew through the E your thread

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MATERIALS
blue/purple earrings 334 in. (9.5 cm)
b
e f a 2 14 mm cosmic rings (Swarovski, crystal
g c vitrail light)
d d
c 2 8 mm crystal rondelles (Swarovski,
a indicolite)
b
2 6 mm crystal rondelles (Swarovski,
Caribbean blue opal)
4 mm bicone crystals (Swarovski)
30 color A (violet AB 2X)
12 color F (aquamarine AB 2X)
FIGURE 1 FIGURE 2
8 4 mm round crystals (Swarovski,
cyclamen opal)
3 mm bicone crystals (Swarovski)
b
84 color B (Capri blue AB 2X)
a 26 color C (crystal AB 2X)
d
14 mm cosmic ring 20 color D (cyclamen opal)
32 color E (light sapphire AB 2X)
c
4 g 110 seed beads (Miyuki 91061L,
6 mm crystal rondelle galvanized rose)
5 g 150 seed beads (Miyuki 377J, peacock
4 mm round crystal lined; www.beyondbeadery.com)
2 1.5 x 5.5 mm small coiled rings (Tierra
4 mm bicone crystal, color A
FIGURE 3 Cast; www.fusionbeads.com)
4 mm bicone crystal, color F 2 212-in. (6.4 cm) eye pins (sterling silver)
Fireline 6 lb. test (crystal)
3 mm bicone crystal, color B
beading needles, #12
3 mm bicone crystal, color C g e dowel or pen
3 mm bicone crystal, color D file
chainnose pliers
3 mm bicone crystal, color E wire cutters
d
110 seed bead
c
150 seed bead pink earrings (p. 34) colors:
b 14 mm cosmic rings (Swarovski, crystal)
f 8 mm crystal rondelles (Swarovski, crystal
exited at the start of this step. Retrace a golden shadow)
the thread path, and sew through the 6 mm crystal rondelles (Swarovski, silk)
beadwork to exit the same A along 4 mm bicone crystals (Swarovski)
the outer edge of the medallion (bc). color A (white opal)
[9] Pick up an 110, a 150, a B, an 110, FIGURE 4 color F (purple haze)
a 150, a C, a 150, an 110, a B, a 150, and 4 mm round crystals (Swarovski,
an 110. Sew through the next A along and an 110, and sew through the crystal AB)
the outer edge of the medallion (cd). second B added in step 11, with the 3 mm bicone crystals (Swarovski)
[10] Repeat steps 79 three more times, needle pointing toward the B your thread color B (vintage rose)
and sew through the beadwork to exit exited at the start of this step (cd). Sew color C (crystal)
an outer edge C (figure 3, point a). through the beadwork to exit the next color D (crystal golden shadow)
[11] Pick up a B, an A, and a B, and available outer edge C. color E (sand opal)
sew through the C your thread exited [14] Repeat steps 1113 three more 110 seed beads (Czech, gold-lined
at the start of this step. Continue times, and exit an A along the outer edge. opalescent milk)
through the first B (ab). 150 seed beads (Miyuki 364, color-lined
[12] Pick up an 110, a 150, an E, a 150, Cosmic ring fancy dusty rose)
and an 110, and sew through the second [1] Pick up a B, a C, and a B, and sew 5 mm daisy spacers (vermeil), in place
B added in step 9, with the needle point- through the A your thread exited at of 1.5 x 5.5 mm small coiled rings
ing toward the B your thread exited at the start of this step. Continue through 212-in. (6.4 cm) eye pins (gold-filled)
the start of this step. Continue through the first B and the C just picked up
the next 110, 150, C, 150, 110, and B (bc). (figure 4, ab). Pick up an 110, five 150s,
[13] Pick up an 110, a 150, an E, a 150, and an 110, and sew through the C

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again to form a loop. Retrace the thread [4] Pick up an 110, a 150, a B, a 6 mm
path through the loop, and exit the crystal rondelle, a B, a 150, and an 110,
third 150 (bc). and sew through the last E added in
[2] Pick up an 110, a 150, and an 110, the previous step (cd). Retrace the
and sew through the 150 your thread thread path, and continue through
exited at the start of this step. Retrace the ring of beads created in step 3 to
the thread path, and exit the 150 picked exit the A at the top of the ring opposite
up in this step (cd). Repeat this step the tab (de).
three more times to create a tab [5] Pick up a C, an 110, four 150s,
extending from the medallion (de). an 110, and a C, and sew through the A
[3] Pick up two 150s and an 110, insert again to form a loop (ef). Retrace the
the tab through a 14 mm cosmic ring, thread path through the loop, and sew
and sew through the C picked up in through the beadwork to exit the nearest
step 1 (ef). Pick up an 110 and two F (point g) with your needle pointing
150s, and sew through the 150 your toward the large medallion.
thread exited at the start of this step [6] Pick up an 110, a 150, a D, a 150,
Dazzling crystal (fg). Retrace the thread path several and an 110, and sew through the nearest
components create times, and end the working thread B added in step 1 with the needle point-
light-refracting
and tail (Basics). ing away from the large medallion (gh).
accessories.
[7] Sew through the next A and B. Pick
Small medallion up an 110, a 150, a D, a 150, and an 110,
[1] On 2 ft. (61 cm) of thread, pick up and sew through the F on this side of
a B, a C, a B, and an A. Sew through the the ring (hi). End the working thread
first B again to form a ring, leaving a and tail.
6-in. (15 cm) tail. Retrace the thread
path, and continue through the first B Ear wire
and C. Pick up an 110, five 150s, and [1] On an eye pin, string a C, an 8 mm
f
an 110, and sew through the C again crystal rondelle, a 1.5 x 5 mm coiled ring,
e
to form a loop. Retrace the thread path and an A.
through the loop, and exit the third 150. [2] With chainnose pliers, make a
[2] Work as in steps 2 and 3 of 90-degree bend in the wire above the A.
Cosmic ring, but do not end the [3] Pull the wire around a dowel or a
i threads. Position this tab on the ring pen, bringing it toward the 90-degree
c
g opposite the large medallion. Sew bend to form an ear wire. Trim the wire
d
through the beadwork to exit the A if necessary.
h b added in step 1 (figure 5, point a). [4] With chainnose pliers, grasp the
a
[3] Pick up an 110, a 150, an E, an F, wire approximately 316 in. (5 mm) from
a B, an 110, a 150, an E, an 110, a 150, the end, and bend it slightly upward. File
a B, an A, a B, a 150, an 110, an E, the end of the wire to remove any burs.
a 150, an 110, a B, an F, an E, a 150, [5] Open the loop of the eye pin (Basics),
and an 110. Sew through the A your and attach the loop of beads at the top
thread exited at the start of this step of the small medallion.
to form a ring (ab). Retrace the thread [6] Make a second earring. w
path through the ring, and continue
through the first 110, 150, and E picked
up in this step (bc).

DESIGN NOTES:
FIGURE 5 Use a firm, but not tight, tension throughout this project. If your
tension is too tight, your earring will buckle.
To use a premade earring finding: Make a plain loop (Basics)
above the A in step 1 of Ear wire, creating a beaded link. Work
step 5, and attach the earring finding to the other loop of the link.

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MATERIALS
bracelet 7 in. (18 cm)
20 6 mm crystal pearls
(Swarovski, Tahitian)
7 g 3 x 5 mm Rulla
beads (T6313, turquoise
Weave Rulla opaque Picasso;
beads around www.redpandabeads.com)
1 g 110 seed beads (Toho
and between pearls PF558, permanent finish
for a stylish, fun galvanized aluminum)
accessory. 1 g 150 seed beads (Toho
221, bronze)
toggle clasp
Fireline 6 lb. test
beading needles, #11 or #12

BEAD WEAVING

Rulla wave bracelet designed by


Connie Whittaker

For the purposes of these [2] Pick up an 110, and sew [5] Pick up a pearl, an 110, [8] Repeat step 7 to attach
instructions, the Rulla beads through the bottom hole of and three Rullas, and sew the toggle bar at the other
will have a top hole (the one the three Rullas just added. through the previous top 110 end, adding 150s if necessary
closest to you) and a bottom Pick up an 110, and sew and the pearl just added. Posi- to allow the toggle bar to
hole (the one closest to your through the pearl and the first tion the Rullas opposite the slide through the ring. w
work surface), and there will bottom 110 added in this step. Rullas around the previous
be a top and a bottom 110 [3] Sew through the bottom pearl with their available
seed bead that lines up with hole of the first Rulla, pick holes in the bottom position
those holes. up a 150, and sew through (figure 3).
the bottom hole of the next [6] Repeat steps 25 for the
stepbystep Rulla. Repeat this stitch once desired length of the bracelet,
FIGURE 1
more. Sew through the next leaving 34 in. (1.9 cm) for
[1] On a comfortable length bottom 110 and the pearl the clasp, but in step 2, after
of thread, pick up an 110 seed (figure 2). you sew through the Rullas,
bead, a 6 mm pearl, an 110, [4] Sew through the next top continue through the existing
and three 3 x 5 mm Rulla 110 and the top hole of the 110. End the working thread
beads. Sew through the first first Rulla. Pick up a 150 seed and tail (Basics).
110 and the pearl, leaving a bead, and sew through the [7] Add 14 in. (36 cm) of
6-in. (15 cm) tail. Position the top hole of the next Rulla. thread (Basics) to one end, FIGURE 2 FIGURE 3

Rullas to the right of the pearl Repeat this stitch once more. and exit the top 110 with the
with their available holes in Sew through the next top needle pointing toward the
the bottom position (closest to 110, the pearl, and the Rullas. Pick up two 150s,
your work surface) (figure 1). following top 110. the toggle ring, and two 150s, 6 mm pearl
and sew through the bottom
110 with your needle pointing 3 x 5 mm Rulla bead
DESIGN NOTE: toward the pearl. Continue 110 seed bead
For a budget-friendly option, replace the Swarovski through the top 110, and
crystal pearls with glass pearls or druks. 150 seed bead
retrace the thread path several
times. End the thread.

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E
Celebrate in style with the B&B
10th anniversary focal (or other art
bead) and all your favorite beads.
designed by Connie Whittaker

BEAD WEAVING

nduring
drops
necklace
stepbystep tama, and sew through the through the next 110, the bead so the drops in the
available hole of the next inner holes of the next five center are on the bottom half
Pearl units SuperDuo (cd). Repeat this SuperDuos, and the follow- of the bead. On 1 yd. (.9 m)
[1] On 24 in. (61 cm) of stitch three more times (de). ing 110 (cd). Pick up a 150, of thread, sew up through
thread, pick up an 110 seed [4] Pick up three 150s, and and sew through the next the anniversary bead from
bead, a 6 mm pearl, an 110, sew through the inner holes four 110s and SuperDuo. the bottom, leaving a 6-in.
and five 2.5 x 5 mm Super- of the SuperDuos, the next Continue through the (15 cm) tail. Pick up a 6 mm
Duo beads. Sew through all 110, and the pearl (ef). available hole of the same bicone crystal and three 110s.
the beads again to form a [5] Pick up four 110s, a SuperDuo (de). End the Sew back through the 6 mm
ring, leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) SuperDuo, and four 110s, tail (Basics) but not the crystal and the anniversary
tail (figure 1, ab). and sew through the pearl working thread. bead (figure 3, ab).
[2] Pick up three 150 seed in the same direction to form [7] Repeat steps 16 to make [2] Pick up an 110, a 150,
beads, and sew through the a loop (figure 2, ab). Retrace a total of 20 pearl units for a and an 110, and sew up
available hole of the Super- the thread path through the 19-in. (49.5 cm) necklace. through the anniversary
Duo your thread exited at loop, exiting the last four bead, the 6 mm crystal,
the start of this step (bc). 110s (bc). Pendant attachment and the first 110 added
[3] Pick up a 3 mm maga- [6] Pick up a 150, and sew [1] Position the anniversary in step 1 (bc).

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MATERIALS
necklace 19 in. (49.5 cm)
31 mm Bead&Button 20th
e
b a f anniversary commemorative
bead (www.BeadAndButton.
com/anniversarybead)
e
c 20 6 mm crystal pearls
a
b (Swarovski, vintage gold)
d c
1 6 mm bicone crystal
d
(Swarovski, amethyst)
FIGURE 1 31 mm 39 4 mm bicone crystals
anniversary (Swarovski, chrysolite opal
bead AB 2X)
d 8 g 2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo
FIGURE 2 beads (P15695, gold/smoky
e 6 mm crystal pearl topaz; www.bellomodo.com)
4 g 3 mm magatamas or
drop beads (Toho 928,
c 6 mm bicone crystal
f purple-lined rosaline AB;
www.artbeads.com)
4 mm bicone crystal 2 g 110 seed beads
(Toho 1207, marbled
2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo bead
opaque turquoise blue;
3 mm magatama drop bead www.beadaholique.com)
1 g 150 seed beads
110 seed bead
(Miyuki 430I, dark
150 seed bead purple opaque luster;
b www.beyondbeadery.com)
a
clasp
2 6 mm split rings
FIGURE 3 FIGURE 4
Fireline 6 lb. test
beading needles, #11 or #12
split-ring pliers (optional)

[3] Pick up a 150, a 4 mm [6] Retrace the thread path of the SuperDuo your thread
bicone crystal, and a 150, and down through the anniversary exited at the start of this step
sew through the second drop bead and seed beads at the (figure 4). Retrace the thread DESIGN NOTE:
along the outside edge of a bottom, back up through path two more times, and The split rings for the clasp
pearl unit, the center Super- the anniversary bead and end the working thread. may be omitted if you like.
Duo, and the next drop (cd). 6 mm crystal at the top, [2] Work as in step 1 to
[4] Pick up a 150, a 4 mm and through the connection connect the remaining pearl
crystal, and a 150, and sew points of the pearl units. End units so there are 10 units
through the center 110 added the working thread and tail. on each side of the necklace.
in step 1. Pick up a 150, and Do not end the working
sew back through the 4 mm Necklace assembly threads on the end pearl units.
crystal just added (de). [1] With the working thread [3] With the thread from an
[5] Pick up a 150, and sew from a pearl unit added in end pearl unit, pick up seven
through the second drop Pendant attachment, pick 110s and a split ring with
along the outside edge of up a 150, a 4 mm crystal, half of the clasp attached.
another pearl unit. Continue and a 150. Sew through the Sew through the SuperDuo
through the center SuperDuo second drop from the outside in the same direction to form
and the following drop. Pick edge of another pearl unit, a ring. Retrace the thread
up a 150, a 4 mm crystal, and the center SuperDuo, and path several times to rein-
a 150, and sew through the the next drop. Pick up a 150, force, and end the thread.
third 110 added in step 1 (ef). a 4 mm crystal, and a 150, Repeat this step for the other
and sew through the hole side of the necklace. w

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BEAD WEAVING

Cubes
&cradles
The necklace clasps with
a double toggle bar.

Nestle crystal cubes in swags


of metal beads for an elegant
necklace and earrings.
designed by Lynne Soto

stepbystep step, and continue through thread exited at the start of the length of the strand. These
the next cube, 2.4 mm, and this step (de). Sew through will be called the back swags.
Necklace 3 mm round bead (figure 1, the next four beads in the [8] Without picking up any
Strand ab). Snug up the beads to strand (ef). beads, sew through the beads
[1] Attach a stop bead form a loop at this end of [5] Repeat step 4 for the in the loop at this end of the
(Basics) at the center the strand. length of the strand, but on strand, exiting the last 3 mm
of 5 yd. (4.6 m) of thread, [4] Pick up two 2.4 mms, the last repeat, sew through round bead with your needle
and wrap half of the thread two 3 mm bicone crystals, the last five beads. End the pointing toward the other
around a bobbin or piece and a 2.4 mm, and sew back working thread (Basics). end of the strand.
of cardboard. through the last bicone (bc). [6] Remove the stop bead [9] Pick up four 2.4 mms,
[2] Pick up a 2.4 mm round Pick up a bicone, and sew added in step 1. Pick up 17 skip the next 2.4 mm, cube,
bead, a 3 mm round bead, through the second 2.4 mm 2.4 mms, and sew back and 2.4 mm in the strand,
a 2.4 mm, and a 6 mm picked up in this step in the through the first two beads and sew through the closest
crystal cube. Repeat this same direction (cd). Note: added in step 2 to form a 2.4 mm picked up in step 4
pattern 34 more times. Adjust the alignment of the loop at this end of the strand. (figure 3, ab). Sew through
[3] Pick up a 2.4 mm, a 3 mm 2.4 mm so the bead hole is [7] Pick up five 2.4 mms, and the adjacent 3 mm round
round bead, and 18 2.4 mms. parallel to the strand. Pick up sew through the next 3 mm bead and the next 2.4 mm
Sew back through the first a 2.4 mm, and sew through round bead in the strand picked up in step 4 (bc).
three beads picked up in this the 3 mm round bead your (figure 2). Repeat this step for

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c MATERIALS
necklace 1912 in. (49.5 cm)
d 35 6 mm crystal cubes
(Swarovski, tanzanite)
f b a 122 3 mm bicone crystals
e (Swarovski, tanzanite)
FIGURE 1 64 3 mm silver-plated
round beads
(www.nmbeadandfetish.com)
545 2.4 mm silver-plated
6 mm crystal cube round beads
(www.nmbeadandfetish.com)
3 mm bicone crystal Fireline 4 lb. test
beading needles, #10
3 mm round bead bobbin or piece of cardboard
2.4 mm round bead
FIGURE 2 pair of earrings
2 6 mm crystal cubes
(Swarovski, tanzanite)
6 3 mm bicone crystals
d b d (Swarovski, tanzanite)
a
54 2.4 mm silver-plated
c c
round beads
a (www.nmbeadandfetish.com)
b pair of earring findings
FIGURE 3 FIGURE 4 Fireline 4 lb. test
beading needles, #10

a d
c
DESIGN NOTE:
b Reinforcing the swags
with a square stitch
FIGURE 5 FIGURE 6 thread path in step 12
of Necklace: Strand
will prevent them
from twisting around
[10] Pick up three 2.4 mms, the last 2.4 mm picked up Double toggle bar the cubes.
skip the next 2.4 mm, in this step. [1] On 1 yd. (.9 m) of
cube, and 2.4 mm in the [12] Work a square stitch thread, attach a stop bead,
strand, and sew through the thread path as follows: Sew leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail.
next 2.4 mm picked up in through the adjacent 2.4 mm [2] Pick up five 3 mm round
step 4. Continue through the in the back swag, the 2.4 mm beads, two bicones, and
adjacent 3 mm round bead your thread exited at the start a 2.4 mm. Sew back through
and the next 2.4 mm picked of this step, and the next the second bicone (figure 5,
up in step 4 (cd). Repeat this 2.4 mm in the front swag ab). Pick up a bicone, five
step for the length of the (figure 4, ab). Repeat this 3 mm round beads, two
strand. These will be called stitch three times (bc). Sew bicones, and a 2.4 mm. Sew
the front swags. through the beadwork to exit back through the second
[11] Pick up four 2.4 mms, the first 2.4 mm in the next bicone (bc). Pick up a bicone,
skip the next 2.4 mm, cube, front swag (cd). Continue and sew through the first
and 2.4 mm in the strand, working a square stitch four 3 mm round beads
and sew through the beads thread path to connect the picked up in this step (cd).
in the loop at this end of remaining front and back [3] Referring to figure 6,
the strand. Step up through swags of 2.4 mms. End wrap the thread one-and-
the thread. a-half times around the

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FIGURE 7

e b
a c
d

FIGURE 8

adjacent thread bridge, and second 3 mm round bead path through the connecting through all the beads, exiting
sew through the next 3 mm in the spine. Do not end the 2.4 mms. the 2.4 mm, cube, and 2.4 mm
round bead in this column. working thread or tail. [11] With the working thread at the bottom of the earring.
Repeat this stitch three more [6] Repeat steps 15 to make from the second toggle bar, [3] Pick up five 2.4 mms,
times, and exit an end 3 mm a second toggle bar. retrace the thread path and sew through the 2.4 mm,
round bead. [7] With the working thread through the connecting cube, and 2.4 mm at the
[4] Pick up a 2.4 mm, and from the first toggle bar, pick 2.4 mms. Remove the stop bottom of the earring.
sew through the 3 mm round up three 2.4 mms, and sew bead from each bar, and end Repeat this step to create a
bead in the opposite column. through the corresponding the threads. second swag.
Pick up a bicone, and sew 3 mm round bead in the [4] Work as in step 12 of
through the next 3 mm spine of the second toggle Earrings Necklace: Strand to con-
round bead in the opposite bar (figure 8, ab). [1] On 24 in. (61 cm) of nect the two swags of five
column. Referring to figure 7, [8] Pick up two 2.4 mms, thread, attach a stop bead 2.4 mms, and then sew
add three more bicones and and sew through the third (Basics), leaving a 6-in. through the beadwork to exit
a 2.4 mm. 3 mm round bead in the (15 cm) tail. the center 2.4 mm in the
[5] Sew through the next spine of the second toggle [2] Pick up a 2.4 mm round front swag.
four edge 3 mm round beads bar (bc). bead, a 6 mm crystal cube, [5] Work as in step 4 of
to exit an end 3 mm. Flip the [9] Pick up three 2.4 mms, and seven 2.4 mms. Sew Necklace: Strand, and
beadwork so the bicones are and sew through the corre- through the loop of an continue through the next
face down on your work sponding 3 mm round bead earring finding and back two 2.4 mms and the first
surface, and repeat step 4, in the spine of the first toggle through the last 2.4 mm. three beads picked up in
but replace the bicones with bar (cd). Pick up five 2.4 mms, and step 2. Remove the stop
3 mm round beads. This side [10] Pick up two 2.4 mms, sew through the first three bead, and end the working
will be referred to as the and sew through the second beads picked up in this thread and tail (Basics).
spine of the bar. Sew through 3 mm round bead in the step in the same direction. [6] Make a second
the beadwork to exit the spine (de). Retrace the thread Retrace the thread path earring. w

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BEAD EMBROIDERY

Bead
embroidered
designed by Abigail Engelking

stamped leather cuff

When you think of creating stamped


leather, you probably dont think of
rubber stamps and bead embroidery!
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a

b c

stepbystep a sewing pin to pierce small holes in the


band along the desired path (photo b).
Purchase a leather cuff complete with Space the holes to match the bead size.
closure, or create your own following [3] Tie an overhand knot (Basics) at
these easy steps. one end of a comfortable length
of thread. Tie a second overhand knot,
Preparing the band and slide it down over the first. Sew
[1] Measure your wrist. Using a razor up through the band from back to
blade tool, a steel ruler, and a cutting front at the desired location of the first
mat, cut a 2-in. (5 cm) wide band of bead embellishment. Use a variety of
leather that is equal to the length of seed beads, drops, and charms to
your wrist plus 2 in. (5 cm). embellish the band as desired using
[2] Determine which side of the band beaded backstitch (Basics and photo c)
is the front, and place the band on your and/or stop stitch (Basics). Retrace the
wrist so that the ends overlap. Mark thread path through each bead for a
the location for the snaps with a secure connection.
permanent marker. [4] End the thread on the back of the
[3] Using a leather punch, make holes band by tying two overhand knots, one
large enough to fit the snap shaft. on top of the other, as you did in step 3.
[4] Using a rawhide or rubber hammer Apply a small dab of superglue to both
and the mini anvil and setter that came the starting and ending knots, and trim
with the snaps, assemble the snaps the threads.
following the manufacturers instructions.
Edging
Band embellishment [1] With the sewing pin, pierce a line
[1] Stamp the desired design(s) on of holes along each edge of the band
the front of the band (photo a). Allow approximately 2 mm from the edge.
the ink to dry. The beads will sit between the holes,
[2] Determine where you want the so space the holes accordingly. Also,
beaded embellishments to go, and use make sure to leave a little extra space

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MATERIALS
both cuffs
8 x 2-in. (20 x 5 cm) piece of leather or
pre-cut soft leather strip, semi-polished
on one side (JoAnn fabric and craft
stores)*
2 58-in. (1.6 cm) brass snaps with
included mini anvil and setter (JoAnn
fabric and craft stores)
Fireline 6 lb. test
S-Lon beading cord to match edging
d beads
DESIGN NOTES: beading needles, #10
Make sure to use a solvent glovers needle or Big-Eye needle
ink. Solvent inks contain Bead Stopper
no water and are therefore cutting mat
fade-resistant and waterproof. leather hole punch
When sizing the band to your permanent marker
wrist, be sure to leave enough rawhide or rubber hammer
room to slide your finger razor blade tool
between your wrist and the sewing pin or quilters pin
band to close the snap. solvent ink, such as StazOn brand
e (JoAnn fabric and craft stores)
steel ruler
superglue
to accommodate the thickness of the a little bit at a time to allow more slack. thread burner or lighter
cord on each side of the beads. This will also prevent the edge from
[2] Cut a 16-in. (41 cm) piece of S-Lon puckering and allow the finished cuff to cuff with bird design 712 in. (19.1 cm)
cord, and tie two overhand knots at one lie flat. 13 15 x 5 mm dagger beads (Czech,
end as before. With a thread burner or [5] When you reach the last stitch, end blood red with peacock finish)
lighter, trim the tail close to the knot. the thread by looping back between the 73 4 mm round beads (blue howlite)
String enough 4 mm round beads (or last two beads, and sewing under the assorted bugle beads, drop beads, and
a pattern of 4 mms and accent beads, thread bridge on the back of the band 110, 130, and 150 seed beads
such as daggers) to create a strand (photo e). Tie a couple of half-hitch rubber stamps (Stampin up Always
the same length as the band, and attach knots (Basics), and then trim the cord collection; www.stampinup.com)
a Bead Stopper to the end without close to the last knot with a thread
the knot. burner. Dab the knot with superglue cuff with shell design 8 in. (20 cm)
[3] Cut a 16-in. (41 cm) piece of cord, if desired. 38 x 13 mm brass seahorse
tie an overhand knot at one end, and [6] Remove the Bead Stopper from the (www.thecraftstar.com/
thread a glovers needle or a Big-Eye 4 mm strand, and tie two overhand shopdetails/2180/calliopesattic)
needle at the other. Stitch from back knots on this end. Trim the cord close to 5 mm round beads
to front through the first hole along one the knot with a thread burner, and dab 47 blue (dyed howlite)
edge of the band. Align the strand of the knot with superglue if desired. 24 white (shell beads)
4 mm beads along this edge. [7] Work as in steps 26 to embellish assorted seed beads and pearls
[4] Using a couching stitch, loop the the other edge of the band. w rubber stamps (Michaels stores)
thread over the 4 mm strand between
the first two beads, and sew from
back to front through the next hole in
the band (photo d). Continue using
couching stitches to secure the 4 mm
strand to this edge of the band. Use a
consistent tension so the couching
stitches drop down slightly between the
beads. The 4 mm strand will tighten up
as you work, so loosen the Bead Stopper

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BEAD EMBROIDERY

Rainbow
bright
bracelet
If youve always
wanted to try bead
embroidery, test the
waters by using
easy stop stitches
to attach sequins in
a rainbow of colors.

designed by Sarah Meadows

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MATERIALS
bracelet 7 in. (19.1 cm)
700800 36 mm assorted round
and flower sequins in 6 or more
colors (www.ccartwright.com)
3 g 110 seed beads (black)
2 g 150 seed beads (black)
a
-in. (1.3 cm) button with shank
1215 mm rubber O-ring
(www.antelopebeads.com)
beading foundation (black or gray;
http://nicolecampanella.com)
Ultrasuede or upholstery vinyl (black)
Fireline 6 lb. test (smoke)
beading needles, #12
E6000 adhesive or washable fabric glue
pencil or marker
b c
ruler

stepbystep
Embroidery
[1] Cut a strip of beading foundation DESIGN NOTE:
to 1 in. (3.8 cm) wide and the desired Add an image! Before you start
length of your bracelet minus about adding sequins, draw a simple
in. (1.3 cm) for the button clasp. shape like a heart or a kitty face
d
Round the corners of the strip by in the center, and work a line of
trimming them off. Trace the foundation beaded backstitch (Basics) around
onto Ultrasuede or upholstery vinyl, close to the foundation, and trim the the perimeter. Fill in the shape with
and cut it out. thread. Start a new thread as in step 3. sequins, and then work the rest of
[2] Using a ruler and a pencil or the bracelet as described in the
marker, divide the strip of foundation Assembly and edging instructions.
into six equal sections (one for each [1] Place the embellished foundation
color of the rainbow) or as desired on the Ultrasuede or vinyl backing.
(photo a). Apply E6000 or fabric glue to the back
[3] Tie an overhand knot (Basics) at of the foundation, and glue the layers
the end of a comfortable length of together. Allow to dry, placing a book
thread. Sew up through the foundation or other heavy object on top so the
near one edge. Working in stop stitch bracelet dries flat.
(Basics), add color A sequins to the first [2] Tie an overhand knot at the end
section as follows: Pick up a sequin and of 2 yd. (1.8 m) of thread. Sew between
a 150 seed bead, and sew back through the foundation and the backing to exit
the sequin and the foundation (photo b). the front of the foundation about 1 mm
Sew up through the foundation a short from the edge, hiding the knot between
distance away. the two layers.
[4] Work as in step 3 to add color A [3] Pick up two 110 seed beads, sew up
sequins to fill the first section, layering through both layers about one beads
sequins as desired (photo c). Repeat width away from where the thread is
with the remaining colors in the other exiting, and continue up through the
sections. Bead up to the very edge of second bead just added (photo d).
the foundation, and use larger sequins [4] Pick up an 110, sew up through
at the edge to make it easier to add both layers about one beads width
the brick stitch edging later on. When away from where the thread is exiting,
the working thread gets short, sew to and continue through the new bead
the back of the foundation, and sew (photo e). Repeat this stitch around the
through the foundation in the same perimeter of the bracelet. After adding
spot several times. Tie an overhand knot the final bead, sew down through the

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e f g

first bead in the edging, through the foundation and backing,


and up through the first bead again. End the working thread DESIGN NOTES:
in the edging beads (Basics). Almost everything about this bracelet is budget
friendly!
Clasp A single package of sequins costs only a couple
[1] Add 1 ft. (30 cm) of thread in the edging beads (Basics) of dollars, so you can get several styles or
at one end of the bracelet, and exit the center edge bead. Pick colors without breaking the bank.
up approximately four 110s, the shank of a button, and four The rubber O-ring is an economical option for a
110s, and sew through the adjacent edge bead (photo f). clasp. But if the rubber ring doesnt appeal to
Retrace the thread path several times, and end the thread you, make a simple loop of 110s large enough to
in the edging beads. fit around your button.
[2] Add 1 ft. (30 cm) of thread in the edging beads at the other Upholstery vinyl is also very budget friendly. You
end of the bracelet, and exit the center edge bead. Pick up can find it (or another option marine vinyl) at
approximately eight 110s and the rubber O-ring, and sew back fabric stores. It generally comes in 5660-in.
through the same edge bead (photo g). Retrace the thread path widths, so a quarter-yard piece is enough to
through the loop, and end the thread. w make a bracelet plus a lot more.

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T
Highlight the warm
uscan
sunset cuff
BEAD EMBROIDERY

Tuscan colors of
the Bead&Button
20th anniversary
bead in a bead-
embroidered cuff.

designed by Julia Gerlach

stepbystep to make a total of five


petal motifs.
Petal motifs
[1] On 18 in. (46 cm) of Bead embroidery 5 x 7 mm drop bead
thread, pick up a 3 mm [1] Make a bracelet
pearl and four color B 110 template: Cut a piece of
seed beads. Sew through the cardstock 1 in. (3.8 cm) 3 mm pearl
pearl and the first B again, wide and the desired length
leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail of your bracelet plus about 110 seed bead
(figure 1). 1 in. (2.5 cm) for the snap
[2] Pick up a 5 x 7 mm closure overlap. Round
drop and a B, sew back the corners.
through the drop, and [2] Trace the template onto
continue through the next B. a 2 x 10-in. (5 x 25 cm)
Repeat twice (figure 2). End piece of Ultrasuede, but
the working thread and dont cut out the shape.
tail (Basics). Cut a 2 x 10-in. (5 x 25 cm)
FIGURE 1 FIGURE 2
[3] Repeat steps 1 and 2 piece of interfacing, apply

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MATERIALS
bracelet 7 in. (18 cm)
1 B&B 20th anniversary
bead by Lydia Muell
(www.BeadAndButton.
com/anniversarybead)
19 5 x 7 mm faceted
drop beads (Czech,
topaz pink luster;
a b c
www.landofodds.com)
4 4 x 6 mm top-drilled
drop beads (turquoise
Picasso; www.landofodds.
com)
4050 3 mm crystal pearls
(Swarovski, light gold)
1 g 100 two-cut seed
beads (silky gold/bronze/
copper; www.evezbeadz.
d e f
artfire.com)
110 seed beads
4 g color A (Toho 332,
gold-lustered raspberry)
2 g color B (Czech,
metallic bronze)
150 seed beads (Miyuki 342,
berry-lined light topaz AB)
2 sets of 2/0 garment
snaps, sew-on
g h i
nylon beading thread
beading needles, #12 all-purpose glue around the two-cuts around the [8] Sew through the
all-purpose glue perimeter, and adhere it to anniversary bead to exit the beadwork to exit an outer-
Gorilla Glue two-part the back of the Ultrasuede, other end of the hole. Pick up round A just below the center
epoxy or double-sided making sure you dont get a pearl, skip a two-cut, and stitch on one side of the
tape glue in the areas where youll sew through the following anniversary bead. Pick up a
cardstock be beading. two-cuts around the other 4 x 6 mm drop bead, and
marker [3] Apply Gorilla Glue or side of the anniversary bead sew through the next A in the
2 x 10 in. (5 x 25 cm) double-sided tape to the back to exit the first pearl. Sew round (photo e). Pick up a
interfacing of the anniversary bead, and through the anniversary bead 5 x 7 mm drop and a B, sew
4 x 10 in. (10 x 25 cm) adhere it to the center of the and the opposite pearl, and back through the drop, and
Ultrasuede front of the Ultrasuede. then sew back through the continue through the next A
[4] Tie an overhand knot anniversary bead, the first in the round (photo f). Pick
(Basics) at the end of 2 yd. pearl, and a few more two- up a 4 x 6 mm drop, and sew
(1.8 m) of thread, and sew cuts (photo b). Sew down and through the next A in the
up through the interfacing up through the Ultrasuede round (photo g).
and Ultrasuede next to the and interfacing, exiting next [9] Pick up three Bs, skip the
anniversary bead. Using 100 to the round of two-cuts. next A, and sew through the
two-cut beads, work a round [6] Using color A 110 seed following three As to form a
of beaded backstitch (Basics beads, work a round of picot (photo h). Repeat this
and photo a), ending with beaded backstitch (photo c). stitch around half of the
an even number of beads. [7] Using 150 seed beads, anniversary bead. Add three
Exit near the hole of the work a round of tubular more drop beads as in step 8,
anniversary bead. peyote stitch (Basics) off of positioning them opposite
[5] Pick up a 3 mm pearl, the As, pulling snug so the the first set, and then continue
skip the next two-cut, and 150s sit on top of the As adding picots with Bs
sew through the following (photo d). around the other half of

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j k

l m n

the anniversary bead sew down and up through Assembly from the edge, hiding the
(photo i). the Ultrasuede and interfac- [1] Cut around the bracelet knot between the layers. Pick
[10] Sew through the ing, and continue through shape, trace it onto a second up two As, and sew through
beadwork to exit the B at the the B to tack it in place piece of Ultrasuede, and cut both layers of Ultrasuede
tip of a 5 x 7 mm drop. Sew (photo j). Sew back through out the shape. about one beads width away.
down and up through the the drop and a few pearls. [2] Align the two layers, Sew up through the second A
Ultrasuede and interfacing, [12] Nestle a petal motif in and mark where the snaps (photo m).
and continue through the B the nearest curve, and sew should go. Half of each set [5] Pick up an A, sew
to tack it in place. down and up through the will be positioned on the through both layers of
[11] Using 3 mm pearls, Ultrasuede and interfacing so outer surface of the top layer, Ultrasuede, and continue up
work in beaded backstitch to the needle exits next to the and the other half of each set through the new A (photo n).
create a wavy line with two pearl. Tack the pearl and the will go on the inner surface Repeat this stitch around the
or three peaks extending Bs at the tips of the drops in of the bottom layer. perimeter. End and add
from the B to about 1234 in. place using the same tech- [3] Using 18 in. (46 cm) thread (Basics) in the edging
(1.31.9 cm) from the end of nique as before (photo k). of thread, sew half of each as needed. After adding the
the band. The side of the Repeat this step to attach a snap set in place (photo l). last bead, sew down through
band that will be on the top petal motif in each curve. Repeat with the other half of the first edging bead and
of the snap closure overlap [13] Sew through the bead- each set on the other layer of through both layers of
will have three peaks; the work to exit the B at the tip Ultrasuede. Ultrasuede, and continue up
side that will be on the bot- of the drop on the other side [4] Align the two layers of through the first bead. End
tom of the overlap will have of the anniversary bead. Tack Ultrasuede. Tie an overhand the thread in the edging. w
two peaks. Make sure you it in place as in step 10, and knot at the end of a comfort-
leave enough room for the then work as in steps 11 and able length of thread, and
snap closure. At the end, pick 12 to embellish this side of sew up through the top layer
up a 5 x 7 mm drop and a B, the band. End the thread. of Ultrasuede about 1 mm

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SOUTACHE
BEAD EMBROIDERY

Oh,
lolly,
lolly
pendant
Layer soutache lollipops to
create a beautiful pendant that
will make you proud as a peacock!

designed by Amee K. Sweet-McNamara

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MATERIALS
pendant 4 in. (10 cm) with 24-in.
(61 cm) chain
8090 1124-in. (3.810 cm) scraps of 18-in.
(3 mm) soutache braid (assorted colors)
1 1218 mm bead
2030 36 mm beads (assorted shapes
a b
and colors)
1 g 80 seed beads (assorted colors)
34 g 110 seed beads
1 g 150 seed beads (assorted colors)
2 45 mm bead caps or cones
toggle clasp
24 in. (61 cm) beaded chain or jewelry chain
2 6 mm soldered jump rings
nylon beading thread, such as Nymo size B
c d
(colors to match soutache braid)
beading needles, #10 or #11
2 pairs of chainnose, flatnose, and/or
bentnose pliers
wire cutters
toothpicks (optional)
5 x 5 in. (13 x 13 cm) Ultrasuede
washable fabric glue, such as api brand
Crafters Pick

e f g
DESIGN NOTE:
Dont throw away those scraps
of soutache braid! This layering
technique is fast, easy, and a great
way to use up short ends of braid
as well as leftover beads from
your stash. Make small shapes for
h i support elements or large focal
pieces. Make them in pairs if you
stepbystep to left, make three and h). Do not use a tight want a symmetrical pendant. Just
shaping stitches tension. have fun with it!
Lollipops (Soutache Basics). [8] Retrace the thread
[1] Tie a double knot [4] Pick up a 6 mm bead, path through all six braids
(Soutache Basics, p. 97) and sew through the stack two or three times, using
at one end of 12 in. near the knot (photo b). an increasingly firmer
(30 cm) of thread. Trim [5] Working from left to tension each time so the
the tail close to the knot. right, make three shaping braids wrap smoothly
[2] Cut a 1122-in. stitches (photo c). around the bead to make
(3.85 cm) piece of [6] Sew through the bead the lollipop shape.
soutache braid in each and the stack as shown, [9] Make three or four
of three colors, and create exiting near the knot stitches, moving away
a stack (Soutache Basics). (photo d). Sew back from the bead, for about
Locate the center of the through the stack and 12 in. (1.3 cm) (photo i).

stack, and sew through the bead (photo e). [10] Tie an overhand
the center Vs of all three [7] Make a two-sided knot (Basics) close to an
braids from bottom to join (Soutache Basics), outer braid, and trim
top (photo a). keeping the needle close the thread close to the
[3] Working from right to the bead (photos f, g, lollipop.

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j k l m

n o p q

r s t u

[11] Repeat steps 110 to [3] Moving away from the Final shape
create 17 or 18 lollipops. Be beads, make three stitches [1] Work as in steps 18 of
creative: Increase the number through the combined stacks Lollipops using four 4-in.
of braids in step 2 to create to join them (photo l). End (10 cm) pieces of braid and
thicker stacks, use a variety the thread (Soutache Basics). a 1218 mm bead, and mak-
of different bead shapes, Trim the stacks approximately ing the appropriate number
include bead caps or cones, 1 in. (2.5 cm) below the of shaping stitches for the
or embellish some of the beads (photo m). size of the bead (photo r).
v
lollipops with seed beads. [4] Tie a double knot at the [2] Separate the large stack
If you use a large bead in a end of 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread. below the bead into two
lollipop, you will have to Position another lollipop equal stacks. Pick up a place (photo v). End
increase the number of shap- behind the three-lollipop 46 mm bead, and sew the thread.
ing stitches in steps 3 and 5. component, roughly centered through the nearest four-
between two lollipops braid stack where the hole Neck strap
Joining the lollipops (photo n). Make three tacking of the bead meets the stack attachment
[1] Tie a double knot at stitches (Soutache Basics) to (photo s). [1] Determine where you
the end of 12 in. (30 cm) of attach the new lollipop to [3] Make three shaping want the two neck strap con-
thread. Place two lollipops the component. stitches, and push the ends of nection points to be. Working
side by side, and sew through [5] Center another lollipop the stack behind your work. on the back of the piece, begin
both lollipops at their join behind the two remaining End the stack (Soutache a new 10-in. (25 cm) thread
(photo j). Retrace the thread lollipops in the component, Basics and photo t). and bury the knot (Soutache
path twice, increasing the and work as in step 4 to tack [4] Sew through your work Basics) to exit the outer braid
tension slightly with each the new lollipop in place to exit the other four-braid near the connection point. Sew
pass. (photo o). stack, and work as in steps 2 through the middle braid at the
[2] Sew through a third [6] Add the remaining lolli- and 3 to add another 46 mm connection point, still working
lollipop at the join. Sew back pops, one behind the other, bead (photo u). on the back of the piece.
through all three lollipops at to form an asymmetrical but [5] Position the finial shape [2] Pick up a 6 mm soldered
their joins (photo k). Retrace balanced tree shape (photos over the base of the lollipop jump ring, and sew back
the thread path. p and q). End the thread. component, and tack it in through the same braid on

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Soutache Basics
Creating a stack
Lay the cut lengths of braid on your work surface with their
center Vs of thread running in the same direction. Create
a stack by laying one braid on top of the other, and hold
the stack gently on the sides between your thumb and finger.

Shaping stitches
w x
Sew down through the stack 14 in. (6 mm) from the point
where your thread exited. Working in the same direction,
sew up 116 in. (2 mm) from the point where your thread
exited, and then sew down 14 in. (6 mm) from the last point.
The larger stitches are along the outside of the curve, and the
smaller stitches are along the inside.

Double knot
Tie one overhand knot. Tie another overhand knot, but slide
it down to the first knot before pulling the thread tight.

y z Beginning a new thread and burying the knot


To begin a new thread, tie a double knot at one end of the
the back. Make sure the jump so the thread exits the new thread, and trim the tail close to the knot. To bury the
ring extends slightly past the Ultrasuede. Sew up through knot, sew through a bead and the inside curve of the adjacent
edge of the piece, and secure the last bead added. stack, or just sew through the stack.
it to the back with several [3] Pick up an 110, sew down
small stitches. through the braid and the Ending the thread
[3] Sew through the back Ultrasuede, and then sew back To end the thread, sew to the back of your work, and make
of the piece, and work as in up through the 110 just added. a few small stitches in the closest braid. Tie a knot, and trim
steps 1 and 2 for the other Work in this manner around the thread.
connection point. End the the perimeter of the piece.
thread (photo w). After adding the last bead, Two-sided join
sew down through the first Joining is where either two portions of the same stack or
Assembly 110, the braid, and the Ultra- two separate stacks meet, typically at the base of a bead or
[1] Apply a small dab of glue suede, and then sew back focal piece. To join, separate the stack of braids, and pinch
to the back of the piece, using up through the first 110 again. together both sides of the inner braid close to the bead.
a toothpick or the tip of your End the thread (Basics) in the Sew back and forth between both sides of the inner braid
finger to spread the glue evenly edge beads. several times. Sew through the outer layers to one side of the
to the edges of the work. Do join, sew through the join, and then sew through the outer
not push glue between the Attaching the layers to the other side of the join. Retrace the thread path
beads. Place the piece on the neck straps several times.
wrong side of the Ultrasuede, [1] Cut the beaded chain into
and let dry completely two 12-in. (30 cm) lengths. Ending a stack and tacking stitches
(photo x). [2] Open an end link on one Push the loose ends of the stack to the back of your work,
[2] Trim the Ultrasuede piece of chain as if it were and make a couple tacking stitches: Sew up from the back
around the piece (photo y), a jump ring (Basics), and through all the layers. Exit the side of one braid on the front
making sure you cannot attach half of the clasp. Open of your work. Sew down through all the layers as close as
see the outer braids from the other end link, and attach possible to the point where the thread exited, sewing through
the back. a soldered jump ring on the side of the same braid. Repeat this last stitch several
the piece. times to secure the end of the stack, and trim the ends 14 in.
Beaded edge [3] Repeat step 2 for the (6 mm) from the last stitch, being careful not to trim too
[1] Begin a new 1-yd. (.9 m) other piece of chain, the other closely, as the braids will fray. You can whip stitch the
thread, and bury the knot to half of the clasp, and the other frayed ends together on the back of the piece to keep
exit an outer braid. soldered jump ring. w them contained.
[2] Pick up two 110 seed
beads (photo z), and sew
down through the outer braid

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SOUTACHE BEAD EMBROIDERY

Serpentine
soutache bracelet
designed by Alexandra Sydorenko

stepbystep [5] Locate the center of the stack,


and sew through the center Vs of all
Cabochon component three braids from bottom to top. Sew
[1] Cut a 114-in. (3.2 cm) square down through the stack about 14 in.
of beading foundation, and draw a (6 mm) away.
diagonal line from one corner to the [6] Lay the stack along the edge of the
opposite corner. cabochon, with the B braid closest to
[2] Apply a thin coat of E6000 on the cabochon and the knot aligned with
the back of the 22 mm square an unmarked corner of the foundation.
cabochon, and place it in the center Sew down through the foundation next
of the foundation. Allow the glue to to the cabochon, and then sew back up
dry, and then trim the foundation, through the foundation and the stack
leaving a 23 mm border on all four about 14 in. (6 mm) away. Repeat these
sides (photo a). two stitches until you are within 14 in.
[3] Tie a double knot (Soutache Basics, (6 mm) of the next corner (photo b).
p. 101) at one end of 1 yd. (.9 m) of [7] Pick up a 4 mm bead, curve the
thread. Trim the tail close to the knot. stack around the bead in the opposite
[4] Cut a 512-in. (14 cm) piece of direction, and sew through the stack
soutache braid in each of the three where it meets the hole of the bead
colors, and create a stack by laying (photo c). Make two or three small
one braid on top of the other, with stitches through the stack, bring the stack
color C on top, color A in the middle, around the other side of the bead, and
and color B on the bottom. Make sure end the stack (Soutache Basics and
the center Vs of all three braids are photo d).
pointing in the same direction.

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MATERIALS
green bracelet 712 in. (19.1 cm)
1 22 mm square cabochon (Luna Soft,
olive)
80 2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo beads
(full amber)
10 4 mm fire-polished beads (magic
apple; www.redpandabeads.com)
12 3 mm fire-polished beads, optional
(magic apple; www.redpandabeads.com)
1 g 80 seed beads (Miyuki 9577,
dyed cream silver-lined alabaster)
1 g 110 seed beads (Miyuki 9577,
dyed cream silver-lined alabaster)
Create ribbons of soutache 1 g 150 seed beads, optional
(Miyuki 3564, peach-lined transparent
braid that meander through chartreuse AB; www.fusionbeads.com)
clusters of SuperDuos and 2 3 mm daisy spacers (gold)
flow around a cabochon. toggle clasp
18-in. (3 mm) domestic soutache braid
27 in. (69 cm) color A (rose)
43 in. (1.1 m) color B (celery/ivy stripe)
27 in. (69 cm) color C (celery)
Fireline 6 lb. test
beading needles, #12
114-in. (3.2 cm) square of beading
foundation, such as Lacys Stiff Stuff
3-in. (7.6 cm) square of leather or
Ultrasuede backing
E6000 adhesive
paper
pencil or marker
small craft scissors

blue bracelet colors:


22 mm square cabochon (Luna Soft,
spearmint)
2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo beads (moon
a b
dust turquoise)
4 mm fire-polished beads (turquoise
Picasso)
80 seed beads (Czech, green iris)
110 seed beads (Toho 264, inside-color
rainbow crystal teal)
3 mm daisy spacers (silver)
18-in. (3 mm) domestic soutache braid:
color A (teal), color B (beige), color C
(silver)
Nymo nylon beading thread (cream),
in place of Fireline

c d
Materials continued on p. 101

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e f g

h i j

k l

[8] Bring the thread across the back [4] Sew back through the stack [7] Pinch the two stacks together after
of the cabochon, and sew through the about 12 mm away from where your the last SuperDuo, and sew through
foundation and the stack near the knot. thread exited, with the needle at an angle all four braids close to the last bead
Work as in step 6 to secure the stack to (photo g). Pick up a SuperDuo, sew (photo k). Make two small stitches
this side of the cabochon. Then repeat through the available hole of the exist- about 12 mm apart through all
step 7 to add a 4 mm bead. End the ing SuperDuo, pick up a SuperDuo, four braids. This completes the first
thread (Soutache Basics). and sew through the stack where it meets SuperDuo cluster.
[9] Repeat steps 48 along the other the hole of this last SuperDuo (photo h). [8] Work as in steps 37 to add three
two sides of the cabochon (photo e). [5] Sew back through the stack about more SuperDuo clusters (photo l).
12 mm away from where your thread Do not end the thread.
Bracelet bands exited, with the needle at an angle. Sew [9] Make a second center strap.
Center straps through the available hole of the nearest
[1] Tie a double knot at one end of 1 yd. SuperDuo, pick up a SuperDuo (photo i), Side straps
(.9 m) of thread. Trim the tail close to sew through the available hole of the [1] Tie a double knot at one end of 2 ft.
the knot. next SuperDuo, and sew through the (61 cm) of thread.
[2] Cut an 8-in. (20 cm) piece of color stack where it meets the hole of this [2] Cut an 8-in. (20 cm) piece of color B
A and color C braid. Create a two-braid SuperDuo. braid, and fold it in half.
stack with color A on top. Locate the [6] Sew back through the stack about [3] Sew through one of the center
center of the stack, and sew through it 12 mm away from where your thread straps from inside to outside near the
from bottom to top. exited, with the needle at an angle. Sew top hole of the first SuperDuo (photo m).
[3] Sew back through the stack, pick up through the available hole of the last Sew through the B braid near the fold,
a 2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo bead, and sew SuperDuo, and sew through the other pick up an 80 seed bead, and sew
through the stack on the other side of stack where it meets the hole of this through the other side of the B braid
the SuperDuo (photo f). SuperDuo (photo j). where it meets the hole of the bead

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Materials continued from p. 99

purple bracelet colors:


22 mm square cabochon (Luna Soft,
lilac)
2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo beads (Vega on
chalk; www.redpandabeads.com)
4 mm Czech glass pearls, in place
of fire-polished beads (rose)
3 mm bicone crystals, in place of 2
m n of the 4 mm fire-polished beads
(Swarovski, crystal AB)
80 seed beads (Miyuki 274, amethyst-
lined crystal AB)
110 seed beads (Toho 395C, raspberry
clear-lined rose; www.whimbeads.com)
3 mm daisy spacers (silver)
18-in. (3 mm) domestic soutache braid:
color A (navy), color B (beige), color C
(mauve)
Nymo nylon beading thread (rose),
o p in place of Fireline

SOUTACHE BASICS

Double knot
Tie one overhand knot. Tie another
overhand knot, but slide it down
to the first knot before pulling the
thread tight.
q r
Ending a stack
(photo n). Sew back through the B braid, other side of this center strap. This Push the loose ends of the stack
the 80, the B braid, and the stack of the completes one bracelet band. to the back of your work, and fan
center strap. [8] Repeat steps 17 to secure two them out so they lie as flat as
[4] Sew back through the stack and the side straps to the other center strap, possible. Sew up from the back
B braid about one beads width away, completing the other bracelet band. through all the layers, and exit the
pick up an 80, and sew through the B side of one braid on the front of
braid where it meets the hole of the bead. Assembly your work. Sew down through all
Sew back through the B braid, the 80, [1] Position one of the bracelet bands the layers as close as possible to
the B braid, and the stack. Repeat this behind the cabochon component at one the point where the thread exited,
step to add a total of three 80s. of the marked corners. With the work- sewing through the side of the
[5] Sew back through the stack and the ing thread from the center strap, secure same braid. Repeat this stitch
B braid, pick up a SuperDuo, and sew the band to the foundation with small several times to secure the stack,
through the B braid where it meets the stitches up through the foundation and and trim the ends.
hole of the SuperDuo. Continue to back down through the band (photo q).
work as in steps 37 of Center straps [2] Sew through the stack above one Ending the thread
to add a total of three SuperDuo of the 4 mm beads at the end of a side To end the thread. Sew to the
clusters between the B braids, making strap. Pick up an 80, and sew through back of your work, and make a
sure to secure this side strap to the the corresponding stack in the cabo- few small stitches in the closest
center strap (photo o). chon component. Retrace the thread braid. Tie a knot, and trim the
[6] Work as in step 7 of Cabochon path, and then repeat this step to add thread close to the knot.
component to add a 4 mm bead another 80 (photo r).
(photo p), and end the stack. [3] Bring the thread across the back
[7] Work as in steps 16 to make a of the piece, and repeat step 2 for the
second side strap, and secure it to the other side strap on this bracelet band.

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s

t u v

[4] Sew up through the band and the ends of the stacks. Place the backing and a 4 mm, and sew through the center
foundation at the marked corner of on the back of the piece, and allow strap on the other side of the SuperDuo
the cabochon. Pick up a 3 mm daisy it to dry completely. (photo v). Retrace the thread path
spacer and an 110 seed bead, and sew [4] Tie a double knot at the end of several times, and end the thread.
back down through the spacer, the 15 in. (38 cm) of thread, and sew [3] Repeat steps 1 and 2 at the other
foundation, and the band (photo s). through the edge of the foundation end of the band.
[5] Sew up through the center band and around the cabochon, hiding the knot
the foundation at the base of the nearest between the backing and the foundation. Optional embellishment
SuperDuo cluster, pick up a 4 mm bead, [5] Sew up between the two outside [1] Tie a double knot at the end of 2 ft.
and sew down through the center strap braids to the front of the piece. Making (61 cm) of thread, and sew through
in the band (photo t). Retrace the thread a 2 mm stitch, sew down between the the stack around the cabochon near
path, and end the thread. two outside braids, the foundation, and a 4 mm bead.
[6] Work as in steps 15 to assemble the backing. Repeat these stitches around [2] Pick up a 3 mm fire-polished bead
the other bracelet band on the opposite the entire backing. End the thread. and a 150 seed bead, and sew back
side of the cabochon component. through the 3 mm and the stack.
Clasp [3] Sew back through the stack about
Backing [1] Tie a double knot at the end of one beads width away, pick up an 80
[1] Trace the outline of the cabochon 1 ft. (30 cm) of thread. Sew through and a 150, and sew back through the 80
component and the bracelet bands up the available end of the center strap on and the stack.
to and including the 4 mm beads of one side of the SuperDuo from inside [4] Repeat steps 2 and 3 to embellish
the side straps onto a piece of paper to outside. Pick up a 4 mm bead, an 80, the edge of the cabochon component.
(photo u). Cut out the shape. five 110s, and half of the clasp. Sew back [5] Sew between the backing and the
[2] Trace the shape onto a leather or through all the beads and the stack. foundation to exit the opposite edge of
Ultrasuede backing, and cut it out. Retrace the thread path several times. the cabochon component, and repeat
[3] Apply a small amount of E6000 [2] Sew back through the beads, the steps 24. w
to the back of the piece, covering the clasp, and the five 110s. Pick up an 80

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Sweet
soutache
neck straps
Add soutache beaded chains to
your skill set, and finish any
soutache piece in style.
designed by
Amee K. Sweet-McNamara

Looking for more of a challenge? Make


these soutache beaded chains for neck
straps, or earrings or a bracelet or...

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stepbystep stack in half over the jump ring. Make [12] Work as in steps 911 to add a
sure the orchid braid is on the outside. color B 60 seed bead, a color C 60 seed
Before you begin, read Soutache [7] Tie a double knot (Soutache Basics) bead, an A, a B, a C, and a 5 mm fresh-
Basics on p. 97 to get acquainted with at one end of 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread. water pearl to make a seven-bead
the techniques used in this project. Trim the tail close to the knot. soutache chain. Retrace the last double-
[8] Sew through the left stack from sided join to secure in preparation for
Soutache neck straps inside to outside approximately 18 in. the three-bead cluster.
Soutache chain (3 mm) from the center fold (photo d).
[1] Cut a 24-in. (60 cm) piece of Sew back through the left stack close to Three-bead cluster
soutache braid in each of the three colors. the last stitch, and continue through [1] Separate the left stack from the right
[2] Thread the gold braid through both the right stack. Sew back through the stack. Pick up a 6 mm round bead, wrap
6 mm jump rings (photo a). right stack close to the last stitch, and the left stack snugly around the 6 mm,
[3] Thread the rainbow metallic braid continue through the left stack. Retrace and sew through the left stack where the
through the jump rings so it is resting on the thread path through both stacks bead meets the stack (photo i). Sew down
top of the gold braid, making sure the twice. through the stack 14 in. (6 mm) to the
center V is pointing in the same direc- [9] Sew through the right stack from left. Sew up 116 in. (2 mm) to the left of
tion as the gold braid (photo b). outside to inside close to the last stitch. the previous stitch, and then sew down
[4] Fold the two braids back on [10] Pick up a color A 60 seed bead, 14 in. (6 mm) to the left of the last stitch.

themselves, and push the jump rings sew through the left stack from inside This sequence of stitches will be referred
into the fold. This will make enough to outside, and then sew back through to as shaping stitches, with the larger
room to thread the orchid braid through the left stack, the A, and the right stack stitches always along the outside of the
the jump rings. Once again, make sure (photo e). curve and the smaller stitches always
the center V is pointing in the same [11] To make a double-sided join: along the inside of the curve. End the
direction as the other two braids. Join the two stacks below the bead stack (Soutache Basics).
[5] Keeping the braids aligned, fold the (Soutache Basics) (photos f and g) [2] Hiding your thread on the back of
stack in half. Separate the jump rings to complete the first half of the double- your work, sew through the join after the
so they are on either side of the fold sided join. 5 mm pearl to exit the right stack.
(photo c), and cut the stack in half at the Working from left to right, sew down [3] Pick up a 4 mm round bead, wrap
fold so you have two 12-in. (30 cm) through the join on the other side of the the right stack snugly around the 4 mm,
stacks, each with a jump ring. Set one A, and then working from right to left, and sew through the right stack where
stack aside. sew up through the join to the left of the the bead meets the stack. Working from
[6] With the working stack, center the A (photo h). Retrace the thread path. left to right, make four shaping stitches.
jump ring on the stack, and fold the This completes the double-sided join. End the stack, and end the thread
(Soutache Basics).
[4] Make a second soutache chain, but
reverse the position of the last two beads
to make this three-bead cluster a mirror
image of the first three-bead cluster.
a
Finishing
Backing
[1] Apply a small dab of glue to the back
of a three-bead cluster, using a toothpick
or the tip of your finger to spread the
glue evenly to the edges. Place the cluster
on the wrong side of a piece of Ultra-
b
suede, and let dry completely.
[2] Trim the Ultrasuede around the
cluster, making sure you cannot see the
outer edge of the cluster from the back
of the piece.

Beaded edge
[1] Tie a double knot at the end of
18 in. (46 cm) of thread. Beginning
at an inside curve of a soutache stack
c d
surrounding a three-bead cluster, sew

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through the stack to the outside edge stack. Retrace the thread path twice to MATERIALS
of the cluster. The knot should be reinforce the connection. neck straps 8 in. (20 cm) each
buried in one of the small crevices [3] Carefully sew through the front 24 in. (61 cm) 18-in. (3 mm) domestic
on the front of the work. of the pendant, keeping the thread soutache braid in each of 3 colors: gold,
[2] For the first stitch of the edging: hidden inside the soutache stacks rainbow metallic, orchid
Pick up two 110 seed beads, sew down as you go, and exit the edge 110 at the 2 6 mm fire-polished round beads
through the outermost braid and the next desired connection point. (Czech, lime)
Ultrasuede, and sew back up through the [4] Pick up assorted beads (one or two 2 5 mm freshwater pearls (lilac)
second 110 just picked up. beads fewer than in step 2), and sew 2 4 mm fire-polished round beads
[3] For subsequent stitches: Pick up an through the corresponding edge 110 on (Czech, dark turquoise AB)
110, sew down through the outermost the three-bead cluster and soutache 4 60 seed beads in each of 3 colors:
braid and the Ultrasuede, and then sew stack at the desired connection point. A (red), B (blueberry), C (lime)
back up through the 110 just picked up. Retrace the thread path twice, and end 1 g 110 seed beads (lilac-lined crystal
[4] Work step 3 around the perimeter of the thread in the edge beads. clear)
the cluster. When you reach the point [5] Repeat steps 14 to attach the other assorted beads of your choice for
where the cluster meets the chain, work three-bead cluster to the other side of pendant attachment
the edging stitches behind the chain. End the pendant. clasp
the thread (Basics) in the edge beads. 9 in. (23 cm) chain, or 1216 1-in.
[5] Repeat steps 14 for the three-bead Clasp (2.5 cm) eye pins with assorted beads
cluster on the other soutache chain. [1] Cut two 412-in. (11.4 cm) pieces of of your choice
chain, or make your own beaded chains: 2 6 mm soldered jump rings
Pendant attachment On an eye pin, string one to three beads, nylon beading thread, size B (color
[1] Decide where you want a three-bead and make a plain loop (Basics). Repeat, to coordinate with soutache braids)
cluster to connect to a pendant. Tie a attaching the new link to the previous beading needles, #10
double knot at the end of 12 in. (30 cm) link, until the beaded chain reaches small craft scissors
of thread, and sew through the 6 mm, 412 in. (11.4 cm). Make a second toothpicks (optional)
the outer stack, and the edge 110 at the beaded chain. washable fabric glue, such as api brand
desired connection point around the [2] Attach one end link of the chain to Crafters Pick
cluster. the jump ring on a soutache chain, and 2 x 2-in. (5 x 5 cm) piece of Ultrasuede
[2] Pick up assorted beads as desired, attach the other end link to half of the (jazz blue)
and sew through the corresponding edge clasp. Repeat to finish the other side of chainnose pliers and roundnose pliers
110 on the pendant and the soutache the necklace. w (optional)
wire cutters

e f

g h i

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Bracelet loomed by Georgia Grisolia.
Serape
LOOMWORK

bracelet
designed by Lesha McPhearson

Inspired by the traditional


Mexican shawl, this
loomwork bracelet is both
bold and beautiful.

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MATERIALS
bracelet 8 in. (21 cm)
110 Miyuki Delica cylinder beads
9 g color A (DB0116, wine gold
luster)
4 g color B (DB0166, turquoise
green opaque AB)
8 g color C (DB0272, goldenrod-
lined topaz AB)
4 g color D (DB0273, forest
green-lined topaz AB)
5-loop slide clasp
beading thread
beading needles, #12
stepbystep loomwork needle, or extra-long
beading needle, #10 or #11
[1] Prepare the loom with 40 bead loom
warp threads according to the
manufacturers instructions, or watch
our how-to video go online to
www.BeadAndButton.com/videos, and
search loomwork.
[2] Tie a comfortable length of thread
to the far-left warp thread, leaving a
6-in. (15 cm) tail. Tie the thread near
the top of the loom if you wish to
work the pattern from top to bottom,
or tie the thread near the bottom of
the loom to work from bottom to top.
Thread the loomwork needle on this
thread.

Note: The pattern makes an 814-in.


(21 cm) bracelet. To adjust the length,
consider these options:
Stitch more or fewer rows. Four
rows equals about in. (6 mm) of
finished beadwork. Make sure you
add or omit the same number of
rows at each end to keep the pattern
symmetrical. If you are making the
bracelet shorter, this may mean
starting a few rows in from one end.
Instead of adding or omitting rows
at the ends, make one or more of the
stripes thicker or thinner.
To shorten the bracelet without
omitting rows, overlap the ends and
use snaps or hook-and-eye closures
instead of a slide clasp.

[3] Reading the pattern from left


to right, pick up the appropriate 110
cylinder beads for the first row (as
determined by your choice in step 2).

PATTERN
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Sew behind the warp threads (figure 1),
use your finger to push the beads up
between the warp threads (figure 2), and 110 cylinder beads
sew back through the beads over the color A
top of the warp threads (figure 3). color B knot
[4] Work as in step 3 for the entire color C
pattern. Using the #12 beading needle, color D
end your thread when it gets short
(Basics), and then add a new thread as
in step 2, tying it on where your next FIGURE 1
row will begin.
[5] When you complete the pattern, cut
the beadwork from the loom, leaving
the warp threads long enough to tie off.
Using the #12 beading needle, end the
working thread and tails, and do the
same for each warp thread. knot knot
[6] Add 10 in. (25 cm) of thread
(Basics) at one end of the beadwork.
Center half of the clasp on this end,
so that the loops are hidden behind FIGURE 3
FIGURE 2
the beadwork. Stitch each loop to its
neighboring beads, retracing the thread
path of each connection. End the thread.
Repeat this step for the other end of
the beadwork. w

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BEAD CROCHET

Bead crochet
Sonokos way
Sonoko Nozue is one of the
most well-known international
beaders with a following
of dedicated students
and admirers that
circles the globe.

designed by Sonoko Nozue


with Jane Danley Cruz

stepbystep and insert the crochet hook Pull the thread through the pull the thread through both
into it. Work a bead chain stitch in the previous round, loops on the hook. Repeat
Rather than the typical stitch: Slide a bead down to yarn over (photo d), and pull around the ring, working
slip-stitch method that many the hook, yarn over the hook the thread through both loops each stitch into the loop that
people use, Sonoko favors (figure 2), and pull the thread on the hook. This is the first attaches the next bead in the
single crochet, which allows through the loop. Repeat to stitch of the next round. previous round.
more thread to show. She make a total of four bead [4] Continue working in [5] Repeat step 4 for the
features the thread as a design chain stitches (photo a). bead single crochet: Insert desired length. Cut the
element in both her one- and [3] Use a bead single crochet the hook to the left of the thread, leaving a 6-in. (15 cm)
two-bead methods. Sonoko to form the chain into a ring: next bead in the previous tail, and pull the thread
uses Fujix Tire Silk #16 thread Insert the hook to the left of round, and flip that bead to through the last stitch.
and crystal beads for her bead the first bead in the chain, the right (figure 3). Slide a
crochet. You can use Tuff- flipping the bead to the right bead down to the hook, yarn Invisible join
Cord #1 or Amiet size 0 and of the hook (photo b). Slide over (figure 4), pull the thread [1] To bury the ending tail,
seed beads, if you prefer. the next bead down to the through the stitch in the pre- thread a tapestry needle, and
hook, and yarn over (photo c). vious round, yarn over, and carefully sew into the middle
One-bead method
Rope
[1] With the thread on the
spool or card, string the
desired number of beads using
a Big Eye needle. For a 214-in.
(5.7 cm) inside-diameter
bangle, string 30 in. (76 cm)
of 3 mm crystal rondelles.
If desired, use a repeating
pattern of four colors.
[2] Leaving a 4-in. (10 cm)
tail, make a slip knot (figure 1), FIGURE 1 FIGURE 2 FIGURE 3 FIGURE 4

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MATERIALS
bead crochet bangle
3 x 4 mm crystal rondelles
3 mm bicone crystals
(optional)
Fujix Tire silk #16
button-hole twist
thread, 0.25 mm
a b c
(www.jewelsinfiber.com)
Big Eye needle
tapestry needle
crochet hook, 1.4 mm

DESIGN NOTE: d e f
Sonoko used 2.5 mm
Swarovski bicone
crystals and 3 mm
round crystals in her
necklace. You can
substitute Thunder
Polish beads to save
money and still
achieve the sparkle.

g h i

of the rope, exiting between round. Flip the bead to the Two-bead method
two beads several rounds right as you would if you Rope
into the work (photo e). were crocheting (photo g). If This method creates texture
Sew in and out of the rope you created a pattern in your and a more defined spiral
several times, crossing over rope, this bead should be the look in your rope. For this
the thread within the rope same color as the one your variation, use 34 mm beads
without sewing through any thread is exiting on the other in two colors and shapes.
beads (photo f), and trim the end of the rope. [1] For a 214-in. (5.7 cm)
thread as close to the bead- [4] At the beginning of the inside-diameter bangle, string
work as possible. rope, sew under the loop of approximately 39 in. (.99 m)
[2] Thread a tapestry needle the second bead in the first of 3 mm bicone crystals and
on the beginning tail, which round, sewing toward the 3 x 4 mm crystal rondelles in
is exiting the first stitch in third bead (photo h). a repeating pattern, ending
the first round. On each end [5] Cross over to the tail with a bicone.
of the rope, push the beads end again, and sew under [2] Leaving a 4-in. (10 cm)
down and out so you can the second bead in the final tail, make a slip knot, and
identify the beads in the first round (photo i). insert the crochet hook into
round and the beads in the [6] Continue working back it. Work four chain stitches
last round. The beads in and forth between the ends, without beads.
the last round lie sideways flipping the beads in the final [3] To form the chain into
because they havent been round and matching up the a ring: Insert the hook into
locked into place yet. spiral pattern. Snug up the the first stitch, yarn over, and
[3] Line up the ends of the ends as you work. After pull the thread through the
rope, aligning the spiral youve flipped the last bead on loop. This stitch is a joining
pattern. On the tail end of the tail end, sew under the stitch and will not be sewn
the rope, sew under the loop first bead at the beginning end through again.
of the first bead in the last again. End the tail as in step 1.

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j

Three tips for success


1. At the beginning of each round, pull down the number of
beads needed for that round to rest on the thread between
your fingers and your work (below, bottom). That way you
are less likely to miss a stitch.
l 2. Choose a thread color to coordinate with your beads.
3. Control the tension by wrapping your thread around your
[4] Insert your hook into round with the bicone), fingers as shown (below, top) so it does not slide through
the next stitch, and work a and work as in step 4. your fingers too easily. Release the last loop around your index
two-bead single crochet Skip the second half of the finger as needed to keep your tension consistent.
as follows: previous stitch (the stitch with
Slide a bicone down to the the rondelle).
hook, and yarn over (photo j). Repeat step 4 in the first
Pull the thread through the half of each of the following
stitch in the previous round. two stitches.
There will be two loops [7] Repeat step 6 for the
remaining on the hook. This desired length. Cut the
completes one half of a two- thread, leaving a 6-in. (15
bead single crochet stitch. cm) tail, and pull the thread
Slide a rondelle down through the last stitch.
to the hook, yarn over
(photo k), and pull the Join
thread through both loops Work as in the steps for
on the hook (photo l). This Invisible join, but only sew
completes the second half under the loops of the bicones
of a two-bead single crochet in the first and last rounds
stitch. of the rope. w
[5] Repeat step 4 two more
times to complete the round.
[6] Work all subsequent
rounds as follows:
Insert the hook into the first
half of the next stitch (this is
the first stitch in the previous

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Multiple-Stitch
Projects
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BEAD WEAVING / STRINGING

Rizo florets
necklace
Stitch up cute little beaded beads using
Rizos and pearls, and then string them
together for a floral look thats great
for summer.

designed by
Sandie Bachand

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MATERIALS
necklace 17 in. (43 cm)
15 4 x 6 mm crystal
rondelles (jet)
crystal pearls (Swarovski,
rose gold)
30 6 mm
270 3 mm
14 4 mm cube beads (Miyuki
1053, metallic gold)
32 g 2.5 x 6 mm Rizo beads
(jade AB)
3 g 110 seed beads (Toho
a b c PF557, starlight metallic
galvanized permanent finish)
28 3.5 mm square heishi
spacers (item 0430, gold;
www.ubeaditsacramento.com)
clasp
2 crimp beads
2 4 mm crimp covers (gold)
flexible beading wire, .014
d e f (Soft Flex)
Fireline 6 lb. test
beading needles, #11 or #12
stepbystep sewing through each 110 (photo f). Sew through three chainnose pliers (optional)
with the needle pointing Rizos to the other end of crimping pliers
Beaded beads toward the center of the ron- the beaded bead, and sew wire cutters
[1] On 4 ft. (1.2 m) of delle to form a ring of 110s through the ring of 3 mm
thread, pick up a 4 x 6 mm (photo c). You may have to pearls on this end to tighten.
crystal rondelle and three adjust the 110s a little to get End the working thread.
2.5 x 6 mm Rizo beads, and them to form a ring. Sew [8] Repeat steps 17 to make
sew through all the beads through all the 110s again. 14 more beaded beads.
again, leaving a 9-in. (23 cm) [5] Using the tail, repeat
tail. Tie the working thread step 4 at the other end of Necklace
and tail together with a the rondelle, and end the [1] Cut 2 ft. (61 cm) of
square knot (Basics), and sew tail (Basics). beading wire. On one end,
through the rondelle. [6] Using the working string a crimp bead and half
[2] Pick up an 110 seed bead, thread, sew through the of the clasp. Go back through
three Rizos, and an 110, and nearest three Rizos to exit the crimp bead, crimp it
sew through the rondelle the other end of the beaded (Basics), and trim the excess
(photo a). bead. Pick up a 3 mm pearl, wire. Using chainnose or
[3] Repeat step 2 eight and sew through the next crimping pliers, close a crimp
more times using a moderate three Rizos (photo d) back cover over the crimp.
tension for a total of nine to the first end. Repeat this [2] String a 6 mm pearl,
loops with Rizos and 110s. stitch around the beaded a beaded bead, a 6 mm, a
[4] On one end of the bead, adding 3 mm pearls 3.5 mm square heishi spacer,
rondelle, sew through the on both ends. Continue this a 4 mm cube bead, and a
nearest 110 with the needle stitch to add a 3 mm pearl spacer. Repeat this pattern
pointing away from the between the existing 3 mm 13 more times.
center of the beaded bead, pearls (photo e) for a total [3] String a 6 mm, a beaded
and continue through the of nine 3 mm pearls on each bead, a 6 mm, a crimp bead,
next 110 with the needle end of the beaded bead. and the other half of the
pointing toward the center of [7] Sew through the ring of clasp. Go back through the
the rondelle (photo b). Using 3 mm pearls on one end of crimp bead, crimp it, and add
a moderate tension, continue the beaded bead to tighten a crimp cover as before. w

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BRICK STITCH / PEYOTE STITCH

Top a flat floral


bracelet with a trio of
dimensional bezels.
designed by Lorraine Coetzee

Colorful
blossoms
bracelet
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MATERIALS
blue bracelet 7 in. (19.1 cm)
3 8 x 6 mm oval crystals (#R452,
www.vintagejewelrysupplies.com)
11 6 x 9 mm glass drops (black;
www.landofodds.com)
110 Japanese cylinder beads
PETAL PATTERN (Miyuki Delica)
2 g color A (DB862, matte medium blue)
Create a shapely bracelet 3 g color B (DB023, metallic light
bronze iris)
base and flower petals in 5 g color C (DB010, black)
brick stitch, bezel the flower 2 g color D (DB310, matte black)
centers in peyote, and then 5 g color E (DB984B, lined teal aqua mix)
3 g color F (DB985B, green/blue mix)
put all the parts together to 1 g color G (DB035, galvanized silver)
create a stunning accessory! 1 g 150 Japanese cylinder beads
(Miyuki Delica DBS041,
stepbystep silver-lined crystal)
nylon beading thread conditioned with
The bracelet base features a number beeswax, microcrystalline wax,
of increases and decreases as well as or Thread Heaven
negative spaces. While it can be worked beading needles, #12
in peyote stitch or brick stitch, our
instructions cover brick stitch only. red bracelet colors:
See Shaping in brick stitch, p. 119, 8 x 6 mm pearlized glass, in place of
for help with increasing and decreasing. crystals (Gutermann #1250)
4 x 7 mm glass drops, in place of
Base 6 x 9 mm drops (topaz and matte topaz)
[1] Condition a comfortable length of 110 Japanese cylinder beads
thread (Basics). Starting at one end of (Miyuki Delica)
the base pattern, leave a 6-in. (15 cm) color A (DB601, dyed silver-lined dark
tail, and work the first row in ladder burnt orange)
stitch (Basics). color B (DB034, 24kt gold plated)
[2] Working in brick stitch (Basics), color C (DB254, galvanized
follow the base pattern, increasing, tarnished silver)
decreasing, and leaving negative space color D (DB380, matte metallic khaki iris)
as indicated. End and add thread color E (DB603, silver-lined burnt orange)
(Basics) as needed. color F (DB283A, lined amber cranberry)
color G (DB052, peach-lined crystal AB)
Petals 150 seed beads, in place of 150
[1] Condition 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread. cylinder beads (Miyuki 457L, metallic
Starting at the wide end of the petal light bronze)
pattern, work the first row in ladder
stitch, leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail.

110 cylinder bead, color A


110 cylinder bead, color B
110 cylinder bead, color C
110 cylinder bead, color D
110 cylinder bead, color E
110 cylinder bead, color F
110 cylinder bead, color G
150 cylinder bead

BASE PATTERN
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b

Bezeled flower centers


c [1] On 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread, pick up
14 color E 110 cylinder beads. Tie the
beads into a ring with a square knot
(Basics), leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail.
These beads will shift to form rounds 1
and 2 as the next round is added. Sew
through the first two beads.
FIGURE 1 [2] Working in tubular peyote stitch
(Basics), work one round with color C
110 cylinder beads, and step up through
the first bead added in this round.
[3] Work two rounds using 150 cylinder
beads. This will be the front of the
bezel, so pull the beadwork snug, and
test to see that the face of the 8 x 6 mm
FIGURE 2 oval crystal will sit comfortably in this
opening. Work additional rounds if
needed. Sew through the beadwork to
exit an up-bead in round 1.
[4] Work two rounds with Cs, and
insert the crystal face down into the
beadwork.
b [5] To close up the beadwork around
a
the back of the crystal, work two
d c decreasing rounds of peyote stitch
with 150 cylinders:
Continue in brick stitch following Round 1: Work one complete round.
the petal pattern to complete the petal. Round 2: Work one stitch, and decrease
End the tail but not the working thread. by sewing through the next up-bead in
Make a total of five petals. the previous round. Repeat twice, work
[2] Using the remaining thread on one one more stitch, and step up through
of the petals, stitch two petals together, the first bead added in this round. Sew
circling through the 10 corresponding through the beads added in this round
edge beads (photo a), and end the (figure 1).
thread. Repeat to connect all five petals, [6] Sew through the beadwork to exit an
ending threads as you go. E in round 1. Pick up three color F 110
cylinder beads, and sew through the next

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SHAPING IN BRICK STITCH [1] On 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread, pick up
Increasing and decreasing is easy 16 color A 110 cylinder beads, leaving a
in brick stitch. Heres how! 6-in. (15 cm) tail. Working in flat even-
count peyote stitch (Basics), work two
Increase at the start of a row rows each of B 110 cylinders, C 110
cylinders, and E 110 cylinders. Zip up
(Basics) the end rows to form a tube.
[2] Sew through the hollow center of
For a regular increase at the beginning the tube to exit one end. Pick up three
of a row, work a normal first stitch, but Bs, and sew back through the center of
attach it to the first thread bridge in the tube to exit the other end. Repeat to
the row below instead of the second make a picot at this end.
thread bridge. [3] Sew through the beadwork to exit
a bead in the middle of the toggle bar.
Increase at the end of a row End the tail but not the working thread.

Assembly
[1] Using the thread remaining from the
For an increase at the end of a row, crystal embellished with drops, attach
work an additional stitch off the last the brick stitch flower (photo b), sewing
thread bridge in the previous row. through corresponding beads until the
connection is secure. End the thread.
Extended increase [2] Using a thread remaining from
the brick stitch flower, attach it to the
center opening in the base (photo c),
sewing through corresponding beads
To do an extended increase at the start until the connection is secure. End
or end of a row, first work a regular the thread.
increase, and then add one or more [3] Using the threads remaining from
beads in ladder stitch. the other bezels, attach each to a
remaining opening on the base.
Decrease [4] With the thread remaining from
the toggle bar, pick up four Bs, and sew
down through the fifth bead from one
edge at one end of the base. Sew up
Normal brick stitch will result in naturally through the sixth bead from the edge
decreasing rows. To decrease more to center the toggle bar.
dramatically, simply sew through the [5] Pick up a B, skip the last B picked
beadwork to exit the spot where you up in the previous step, and sew back
want your decrease row to begin, and through the next B (photo d). Work one
resume normal stitching. peyote stitch with a B, and sew into
the toggle bar. Retrace the thread path
through the clasp connection, and end
the thread.
E in the round to create a picot. Repeat [6] Add 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread at the
to complete the round. other end of the base, and exit the fifth
[7] Repeat steps 16 to bezel a second bead from one edge. Pick up 31 Es,
crystal. Repeat once more with the final and sew down through the sixth bead
crystal, but in step 6 add drops around from the edge to center the loop. Sew
the edge instead of picots: Pick up a up through the fifth bead again and
6 x 9 mm drop, and sew through the the first bead picked up in this step
next E. Repeat to complete the round, (figure 2, ab).
pushing the drops so they angle up [7] Work 15 peyote stitches with one C
toward the face of the crystal. Dont per stitch (bc).
end the working thread on this bezel. [8] Work 16 stitches with As, picking
up two As per stitch as needed along
the outer curve (cd). End the thread. w
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BRICK STITCH / PEYOTE STITCH MATERIALS

Twin
purple necklace 32 in. (81 cm)
16 6 mm Czech glass pearls (matte
gold)

flower
2.5 x 5 mm Twin beads
80 g color A (Preciosa 28998, matte
dark purple)
20 color B (Preciosa 01710, matte gold)
2 g 100 Czech seed beads (matte gold)
Fireline 6 lb. test
beading needles, #10 and #12
bobbin

lariat gunmetal necklace colors:


6 mm Czech glass pearls (matte silver)
2.5 x 5 mm Twin beads
color A (Preciosa 28949, gunmetal)
Stitch a textural, organic rope with color B (Preciosa 01700, matte silver)
floral finials and a smooth slide. 100 Czech seed beads (matte silver)

designed by Kerrie Slade

stepbystep through the last A added in this round


(figure 3).
Rope [3] Work as in step 2 to make a rope
[1] On 3 yd. (3.2 m) of thread, center the desired length. Do not end the
three color A 2.5 x 5 mm Twin beads, working thread or tail.
and sew through all the beads again to
form a ring (figure 1, ab). Wrap the tail Flowers
around a bobbin. [1] Work in rounds as follows:
[2] Work a round of modified tubular Round 1: Pick up an A, sew down
brick stitch as follows, ending and through the next A in the rope, and sew
adding thread (Basics) as needed: up through the following A (figure 4,
First stitch: Pick up two As, sew under ab). Pick up an A, sew down through
the thread bridge between the adjacent the previous A in the rope, and sew up
two As in the previous round, and through the next A in the rope (bc).
sew up through the last A just added Pick up an A, sew down through the
(figure 2, ab). next A in the rope, sew up through
Second stitch: Pick up an A, sew under the following A, and then sew through
the thread bridge between the next two the first A added in this round (cd).
As in the previous round, and sew up Sew through the available hole of
through the A just added (bc). this A (de).
Join: Sew down through the first A Round 2: Pick up two As, and sew
added in this round, and sew up through the available hole of the next A

b
c a
c
a b 2.5 x 5 mm Twin bead

a top view
b d

e
FIGURE 1 FIGURE 2 FIGURE 3 FIGURE 4

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FIGURE 5 FIGURE 6

in the previous round. Repeat this stitch d


to complete the round. Step up through c
the first A added in this round, and then
sew through the available hole of the a
b
same A (figure 5).
Round 3: Pick up an A, and sew through
the available hole of the next A in the
previous round. Repeat this stitch to
complete the round, adding a total of
six As in this round. Step up through
a
the first A added in this round, and then
c
sew through the available hole of the
same A (figure 6).
Round 4: Pick up two As, and sew FIGURE 7 FIGURE 8
through the available hole of the next A
in the previous round. Repeat this stitch
to complete the round, adding a total of the previous step, and then sew through the next A. Repeat this stitch, and
12 As in this round. Step up through the the next nine As as shown (bc). then pick up an A, and sew through the
first A added in this round, and then sew [4] Repeat steps 2 and 3 to add a total available hole of the same A (bc).
through the available hole of the same A. of six points. End the working thread. [3] Work three peyote stitches with one
Rounds 513: Pick up an A, and sew [5] Add 8 in. (20 cm) of thread to the A per stitch (cd).
through the available hole of the next flower where it meets the rope, and exit [4] Work as in steps 2 and 3 for a total
A in the previous round. Repeat this the end of the rope inside the flower. of 20 rows. Do not end the working
stitch to complete each round. Step up Pick up eight 6 mm pearls and a 100 thread or tail.
through the first A added in each round, seed bead. Sew back through the pearls, [5] Fold the rope in half, wrap the
and then sew through the available hole continue through a few Twins at the beadwork around the two ropes, and
of the same A. Retrace the thread path end of the rope, and end the thread. using the tail, zip up (Basics) the ends
through the last two rounds for stability. [6] Unwind the tail from the bobbin, to form a tube. End the tail.
[2] Pick up two As, and sew through and repeat steps 15 to add a flower [6] With the working thread exiting an
the available hole of the next A in the to this end of the rope. edge A in the slide, pick up a color B
previous round. Sew through the other 2.5 x 5 mm Twin bead and three 100s.
hole of the same A, the nearest hole of Beaded slide Sew through the available hole of the B,
the adjacent A in the previous round, [1] On 1 yd. (1.4 m) of thread, pick sew down through the nearest hole of
the nearest hole of the A your thread up an A, and sew through the available the next edge A, and sew up through the
exited at the start of this step, and the hole of this A, leaving a 12-in. (30 cm) other hole of the same A. Repeat this
other hole of the same A. Sew through tail. Pick up seven As, skip the last two stitch to complete the round. You will
the two As added in this step, and As, and sew through the available hole have a total of 10 Bs along this edge.
sew through the available hole of the of the next A (figure 8, ab). [7] Sew through the beadwork to exit
second A (figure 7, ab). [2] Work in modified flat odd-count an A along the opposite edge, and work
[3] Pick up an A, sew through the peyote stitch as follows: Pick up an A, as in step 6. End the thread. w
available hole of the first A added in and sew through the available hole of

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PEYOTE STITCH / BEAD WEAVING

Pixie
petals bracelet

Make a statement with this


organic and classic cuff.

designed by Rose Kasallis

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a

b
5 x 9 mm Lucite flower bead

4 mm pearl
b
3 x 4 mm crystal rondelle
c
a
4 mm bicone crystal

3 mm bicone crystal
FIGURE 3
3.4 mm drop bead c
60 seed bead
FIGURE 1
80 cylinder bead
80 seed bead
110 seed bead, color A a
110 seed bead, color B
110 cylinder bead c b
150 seed bead d a
b c

e
FIGURE 4

[4] Work as in step 3 to attach the next


stepbystep four loops of the clasp (ef). Work as
g in step 2 to attach the last loop of the
Bracelet base f clasp with your thread exiting the edge
[1] On a comfortable length of thread, 80 cylinder bead in the last row (fg).
attach a stop bead (Basics), leaving a FIGURE 2 Do not end the working thread.
16-in. (41 cm) tail. [5] Remove the stop bead from the tail,
[2] Pick up 11 80 cylinder beads, and and repeat steps 14 to attach the other
working in flat odd-count peyote stitch Clasp half of the clasp. End the tail.
(Basics), make a band that is long [1] Sew through the beadwork to exit
enough to fit around your wrist minus the edge 80 cylinder in the last row with Edge embellishment
12 in. (1.3 cm) for the clasp. A 638-in. your needle pointing away from the [1] Sew through the beadwork to exit
(16.2 cm) finished bracelet has 50 beads beadwork. Make sure the embellished the same edge 80 cylinder in the last row
along each straight edge. Add or remove side of the base is facing up. with your needle pointing away from
rows in sets of four as needed. The last [2] Pick up a color B 110 seed bead, and the beadwork. Work in modified her-
row should begin and end with an sew down through the end loop of the ringbone stitch as follows: Pick up four
up-bead. End and add thread (Basics) clasp, the B just added, and the edge 80 80 seed beads, and sew through the next
as needed. cylinder. Continue through the next edge 80 cylinder (figure 3, ab). Pick up
[3] With your thread exiting an edge three beads (figure 2, ab). a B, and sew through the following edge
cylinder in the last row, and with your [3] Pick up a B, sew down through the 80 cylinder (bc). Repeat these two
needle pointing toward the beadwork, next loop of the clasp and the B just stitches for the length of the base. Sew
pick up two 110 cylinder beads, and sew added, and sew back through the 80 through the beadwork to exit the last
through the next 80 cylinder in the row cylinder in the opposite direction (bc). two 80 seed beads added with your needle
(figure 1, ab). Repeat this stitch to Pick up a B, sew down through the same pointing away from the beadwork.
complete the row, and sew through the loop of the clasp and the B just added, [2] Pick up two 60 seed beads, and sew
next edge cylinder (bc). Repeat the row and sew through the same 80 cylinder through the next two 80 seed beads
to embellish the remainder of the base, in the original direction (cd). Continue (figure 4, ab). Pick up a B, and sew
ending and adding thread as needed. through the next three beads (de). through the following two 80 seed beads

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MATERIALS
bracelet 214 x 638 in. (5.7 x 16.2 cm)
67 5 x 9 mm Lucite five-petal flower
beads (a mix of cranberry, light pink, and
watermelon; www.fusionbeads.com)
a c d e
36 4 mm crystal pearls
b (Swarovski, bronze)
67 3 x 4 mm crystal rondelles
(Chinese, light amethyst AB;
www.ubeaditsacramento.com)
bicone crystals (Swarovski)
34 4 mm (topaz AB 2X)
67 3 mm (vintage rose and
Ceylon topaz AB 2X)
FIGURE 5 FIGURE 6
6 g 3.4 mm drop beads
(Miyuki 2035, matte khaki iris;
www.redpandabeads.com)
Outer row 11 g 60 seed beads (Miyuki 409F, matte
Inner row a brown; www.auracrystals.com)
a
c b 8 g 80 seed beads (Miyuki 409F, matte
c
b brown; www.auracrystals.com)
14 g 80 cylinder beads (Miyuki DB122,
transparent rainbow golden brown;
www.artbeads.com)
110 seed beads
FIGURE 7 FIGURE 8 4 g color A (Toho 281, gray-lined
topaz AB; www.artbeads.com)
9 g color B (Miyuki 462, gold iris;
www.auntiesbeads.com)
(bc). Repeat these two stitches for the through the bicone, flower, and rondelle. 3 g 110 cylinder beads (Miyuki DB907,
length of the base, positioning the first Pick up an A, and sew through the next sparkling light bronze-lined crystal;
60 added in each set toward the back 60 (bc), pulling tight. These beads will www.beadaholique.com)
of the base and the second 60 added lie toward the center of the base. 2 g 150 seed beads (Miyuki 462, gold iris;
in each set toward the front. [3] Pick up an A, a rondelle, a flower, www.auracrystals.com)
[3] Sew through the beadwork to exit a 3 mm bicone, and a 150, and sew back 7-strand slide clasp
the edge 80 cylinder in the last row on through the bicone, flower, and rondelle. Fireline 6 or 8 lb. test
the other edge of the base. Work as in Pick up an A, and sew through the next beading needles, #11 or #12
steps 1 and 2 to embellish this edge. 60 (cd), pulling tight. These beads will
When positioning the 60s, make sure lie toward the outside of the base.
they mirror the first edge. End and [4] Pick up two As, a 4 mm bicone
add thread as needed. crystal, and a 150, and sew back through
[4] Sew through the beadwork to the bicone and the following A. Pick
exit the last 60 added on this edge up an A, and sew through the next 60
of the base. (de), pulling tight. These beads will lie
toward the center of the base.
Flower embellishment [5] Repeat steps 14 for the length of
[1] Making sure the 60s stay in the the base, ending and adding thread as
same angled positions as before, pick needed. End the working thread when
up an 80 seed bead, a 3.4 mm drop you complete this edge.
bead, and an 80 seed bead, and sew [6] Add a comfortable length of thread
through the next 60 (figure 5, ab). to the other edge of the base, and exit
These beads will lie toward the the first 60 on the same end you started
outside of the base. with for the first edge. Your needle
[2] Pick a color A 110 seed bead, a should be pointing away from the
3 x 4 mm crystal rondelle, a 5 x 9 mm beadwork. Repeat steps 15 for this
Lucite flower bead, a 3 mm bicone edge of the base, but do not end the
crystal, and a 150 seed bead. Sew back working thread.

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a
b
e
c

b
c b
d a
a e
Inner row
Outer row

FIGURE 9 FIGURE 10 FIGURE 11

Outside edge loops embellishments, an inner row and an the bottom edge. The embellishment
For the outside edge loops, work with outer row (see figure 7). will lie on top of the base but above
the 60s that are angled toward the front [1] Add a comfortable length of thread the previous flower embellishment.
of the base and skip the 60s angled to the base, and exit the leftmost B in For clarity, the flower embellishment
toward the back. the outer row with your needle pointing is not shown in the figures.
[1] Sew through the beadwork to exit away from the clasp (figure 7, point a). Once again, there are two parallel
the end 60 that is positioned toward [2] Pick up a 150, an A, a drop, an A, rows of Bs from previous embellish-
the front of the base with your needle and a 150, skip an inner-row B, and sew ments, an inner row and an outer row.
pointing away from the beadwork. through the next inner-row B (ab). Pick [1] Sew through the beadwork to exit
[2] Pick up 10 As, and sew through up a 150, an A, a drop, an A, and a 150, the leftmost B in the outer row with
the next 60 that is positioned toward skip an outer-row B, and sew through your needle pointing away from the
the front of the base, sewing in the the next outer-row B (bc). Repeat these clasp on this end.
direction shown (figure 6). Repeat this two stitches for the length of the base. [2] Repeat step 2 of Top edge
stitch for the length of the base, and After the last stitch, your thread should embellishment.
end the working thread. exit the rightmost B in the inner row. [3] Sew through the beadwork to exit
[3] Add 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread to the [3] Sew through the beadwork to exit the rightmost B in the outer row with
other edge of the base, and exit the the previous inner-row B with your your needle pointing toward the clasp
60 that is positioned toward the front needle pointing toward the clasp on on this end (figure 9, point a).
of the base on the same end you started this end (figure 8, point a). [4] Pick up 12 As, skip an inner-row B,
with for the first edge. Your needle [4] Pick up an A, a 4 mm pearl, and and sew through the next inner-row B
should be pointing away from the bead- a 150, and sew back through the pearl (ab) with your needle pointing toward
work. Repeat step 2 for this edge of the and the A. Continue through the B your the clasp on this end.
base, making sure the loops mirror the thread exited at the start of this step, [5] Pick up an A, a 4 mm pearl, and
first edge, and end the working thread. sewing in the same direction (ab). a 150, and sew back through the pearl
[5] Pick up 15 As, skip an inner-row B, and the A. Continue through the B your
Top edge embellishment and sew through the next inner-row B thread exited at the start of this step,
For the purposes of these instructions, (bc) with the needle pointing toward sewing in the same direction (bc).
the front of the base will have a top the clasp on this end. [6] Pick up 12 As, skip an outer-row B,
and a bottom edge. The edge you just [6] Repeat steps 4 and 5 for the length and sew through the next outer-row B
completed will be the top edge, and of the base. Notice the Bs you are with your needle pointing toward the
you will start this embellishment at sewing through do not have stitches in clasp on this end (cd).
the left corner of the top edge. The them from step 2. End and add thread [7] Repeat steps 46 for the length of
embellishment will lie on top of the as needed, but do not end the working the base. Notice the Bs you are sewing
base but under the previous flower thread when you complete the edge. through do not have stitches in them
embellishment. For clarity, the flower from step 2. End and add thread as
embellishment is not shown in Bottom edge embellishment needed, but do not end the working
the figures. The other edge of the base will be the thread when you complete the edge.
Along the top edge of the base are bottom edge, and you will start this
two parallel rows of Bs from previous embellishment at the left corner of

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a

FIGURE 12 FIGURE 13 FIGURE 14

Clasp embellishments then repeat step 1 once more (de). Embellishments #1, #2, and #3.
For clarity, previous embellishments Sew through the beadwork to exit [2] Sew through the beadwork to exit
are not shown in the figures. End and up through the end clasp loop. These up through the end clasp loop.
add thread as needed. embellishments will not be shown [3] Pick up six As, a rondelle, a
in the remaining figures. flower, a 3 mm bicone, and a 150. Sew
Embellishment #1 back through the bicone, flower, and
[1] Sew through the beadwork to exit Embellishment #3 rondelle. Pick up six As, skip a clasp
the edge 80 cylinder in the last row with The following embellishment will loop, and sew down through the next
your needle pointing toward the bead- lie on top of the clasp loops but clasp loop (figure 14, ab).
work (figure 10, point a). under the previous embellishments. [4] Sew through the beadwork to exit
[2] Pick up a 150, an A, a pearl, and [1] Pick up six As, a 4 mm bicone, the fifth clasp loop from the end (bc),
a 150, and sew back through the pearl and six As. Skip a clasp loop, and sew and repeat step 3 (cd). Retrace the
and the A. Pick up a 150, and sew down through the next clasp loop. thread path through this embellishment
through the next 80 cylinder in the row Continue through the adjacent three to reinforce. End the thread. w
(ab). Repeat this step once more (bc). Bs on the back of the clasp, sewing
[3] Pick up two As, a rondelle, a flower, toward the skipped clasp loop. Sew
a 3 mm bicone, and a 150, and sew back up through the skipped clasp loop
through the bicone, flower, rondelle, and between the beaded loop just DESIGN NOTE:
and A. Pick up an A, and sew through added and the flower embellishment If desired, you can substitute
the next 80 cylinder (cd). (figure 12). 3 x 8 mm star-shaped glass
[4] Repeat step 2 (de), and sew up [2] Work as in step 1 to add four flower beads for the Lucite
through the end loop of the clasp. These more beaded loops. flowers. When adding the
embellishments will not be shown in the star-shaped flowers, replace
remaining figures. Embellishment #4 the 3 mm crystal and 150
With your thread exiting the second seed bead with just an 110
Embellishment #2 clasp loop from the end, pick up seed bead. Star-shaped glass
[1] Pick up a rondelle, a flower, a seven As, an 80 seed bead, a rondelle, flowers can be found at
3 mm bicone, and a 150, and sew back a flower, a 3 mm bicone, and a 150. www.beadhaven.com or
through the first three beads just added Sew back through the bicone, flower, www.fusionbeads.com.
and the clasp loop (figure 11, ab). Pick rondelle, and 80. Pick up seven As,
up three Bs, and sew up through the skip three clasp loops, and sew down
next clasp loop (bc). through the next clasp loop (figure 13).
[2] Pick up an 80 seed bead, a rondelle, Retrace the thread path through the
a flower, a 3 mm bicone, and a 150, and embellishment to reinforce. End the
sew back through the first four beads working thread.
just added and the clasp loop. Pick up
three Bs, and sew up through the next Other end
clasp loop (cd). [1] Add 4 ft. (1.2 m) of thread to
[3] Repeat steps 1 and 2 twice, and the other end of the base, and work

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PEYOTE STITCH / LADDER STITCH

Double
diamond
delights

designed by Phyllis Dintenfass

This design was inspired by


Coptic crosses The Coptic cross
is a widely used symbol in the
Coptic, Ethiopian, and Eretrian
churches.

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MATERIALS

d
blue pendant 178 x 218 in. (4.8 x 5.4 cm)
2 g 80 seed beads, color C
(Czech 105, opaque grey;
www.shipwreckbeads.com)
3 g 100 cylinder beads, color D (Miyuki
DBM0002, dark blue metallic iris;
www.beyondbeadery.com)
1 g 110 seed beads, color A (Toho
F451D, grey mist matte metallic;
a b www.beyondbeadery.com)
1 g 110 cylinder beads, color B (Miyuki
DB0002, dark blue metallic iris)
Nymo D or Fireline 6 lb. test
beading needles, #11 or #12

black/white pendant colors:


80 seed beads, color C (Miyuki 592,
antique ivory pearl Ceylon;
www.auntiesbeads.com)
100 cylinder beads, color D
(Miyuki DBM310, matte black;
c d
www.beyondbeadery.com)
110 seed beads, color A (Miyuki
592, antique ivory pearl Ceylon;
stepbystep forms a corner (photo b). Repeat these www.auntiesbeads.com)
stitches to complete the round, and step 110 cylinder beads, color B (Miyuki
Small diamond up through the first B added in this DB310, opaque matte black)
[1] On 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread, pick up round. The beadwork should now
a repeating pattern of three color A 110 resemble a square. raspberry pendant colors:
seed beads and nine color B 110 cylinder Round 5: Work three peyote stitches 80 seed beads, color C (Miyuki 452,
beads four times. Sew through the first using Bs. Pick up an A, skip the A in metallic dark blue iris)
three As to form a ring, leaving a 6-in. the previous round, and sew through 100 cylinder beads, color D (Miyuki
(15 cm) tail. The Bs in the ring will shift the following B, keeping a tight tension DBM0012, raspberry metallic;
to form the first two rounds as round 3 (photo c). Repeat these stitches to com- www.beyondbeadery.com)
is added. The As will form the corners. plete the round, and step up through the 110 seed beads, color A (Miyuki 460,
[2] Work round 3 as follows: Working first B added in this round. metallic dark raspberry)
in tubular peyote stitch (Basics), pick up Round 6: Work two peyote stitches 110 cylinder beads, color B
a B, skip the next B, and sew through using Bs. Pick up a B, an A, and a B, (Miyuki DB254, bronze luster;
the following B. Work four more peyote skip the A in the previous round, and www.whimbeads.com)
stitches, and then sew through the sew through the following B (photo d).
next two As without picking up any Repeat these stitches to complete the pair of earrings
beads (photo a). Repeat these stitches round, and step up through the first B 1 g 110 seed beads, color A (Toho
to complete the round, and step up added in this round. The beads added F451D, grey mist matte metallic;
through the first B on the inside of in the corners of this round will not www.beyondbeadery.com)
the ring. lie flat. 1 g 110 cylinder beads, color B (Miyuki
[3] Rounds 46 are decrease rounds [4] The remaining rounds are DBM0002, dark blue metallic iris)
worked on the inside of the ring. increase rounds. pair of earring findings
Round 4: Work four peyote stitches Round 7: Work two peyote stitches using Nymo D or Fireline 6 lb. test
using Bs. Pick up an A, skip the next Bs, and then sew through the following beading needles, #11 or #12
three As, and sew through the following A and B in the corner without picking up
B in the previous round. Pull tight so any beads. For the next three sides, work
the center A in round 1 pops out and three peyote stitches using Bs, and then

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e f

sew through the following A and B in using Ds, and then pick up a D, a C,
the next corner without adding any and a D in the corner. Repeat these
beads. Work one peyote stitch using a B stitches to complete the round using a
to complete the first side, and step up. tight tension, and step up.
Round 8: Work two peyote stitches Round 7: Work five peyote stitches
using Bs, sewing through the existing using Ds on the first side, and sew
corner A of round 6 for the second through the next C and D in the
stitch. For each of the next three sides, corner. For the remaining sides, work
work four peyote stitches using Bs, six peyote stitches using Ds, and sew
sewing through the corner A of round 6 through the C and D in the corners.
DESIGN NOTE: for the fourth stitch. Work two peyote Work one more peyote stitch using
When connecting the stitches on the first side using Bs, and a D on the first side, and step up.
diamonds, you can also start step up. Sew through the next two Bs Round 8: Work five peyote stitches using
with 112 yd. (1.4 m) of thread; to exit the last up-bead on this side. Ds, sewing through the corner C for the
then instead of ending the Round 9: Pick up three As, sew through last stitch. For the remaining sides, work
thread at each corner, sew the first B on the next side, and work seven peyote stitches using Ds, sewing
through the beadwork to the three peyote stitches using As. Repeat through the corner C for the last stitch.
next corner. these stitches to complete the round, Work two more peyote stitches on the
and end the working thread and first side using Ds, and step up.
tail (Basics). Round 9: Work three peyote stitches
using Ds, and then work one stitch
Large diamond using a C. Sew through the C in the
[1] On 4 ft. (1.2 m) of thread, pick up corner, and continue through the next
a repeating pattern of three color C 80 D. For the remaining sides, work one
seed beads and 15 color D 100 cylinder peyote stitch using a C, four stitches
beads four times. Sew through the first using Ds, and one stitch using a C. Sew
three Cs, leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail. through the corner C, and continue
[2] The rounds of the large diamond through the next D. To complete the
are worked in the same manner as the first side, work one peyote stitch using
small diamond. a C and one stitch using a D, and step
Round 3: Work eight peyote stitches up. End the working thread and tail.
using Ds, sewing through the corner
Cs. Repeat these stitches to complete Connecting the diamonds
the round, and step up. The front of each diamond will curve
Round 4: On the inside of the ring, outward, and the back will be flat.
work seven peyote stitches using Ds, [1] With the back of the large diamond
and pick up a C at the corner. Repeat facing up, add 14 in. (36 cm) of thread
these stitches to complete the round, (Basics) to the beadwork with the
and step up. needle exiting the C on the inside corner
Round 5: Work six peyote stitches using (photo e).
Ds, and then pick up a C at the corner. [2] Pick up a B, and sew through the
Repeat these stitches to complete the C your thread exited at the start of this
round, and step up. step. Retrace the thread path twice, and
Round 6: Work five peyote stitches exit the B.

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g h

[3] Place the small diamond in the cen- finding, an A, and four Bs, and sew back
ter of the large one with the back facing through the three As to form a loop. Pick
up. Sew through the center A in a corner up three Bs, and sew through the nearest
of the small diamond (photo f), and then up-bead on the other side of the corner
sew through the B again. Retrace the As (photo i). Retrace the thread path
thread path twice, and end the thread. twice, and end the thread. i
[4] Repeat steps 13 for the remaining [3] Make another earring. w
corners, but for the last corner add
1 yd. (.9 m) of thread, and do not end
the working thread.

Bail
[1] Sew through the beadwork to exit
the center C in an outer corner of the
large diamond. Work in ladder stitch
(Basics) using Cs to make a six-bead
ladder, retracing the thread path after
each bead is added (photo g).
[2] With your thread exiting the last
bead in the ladder, fold the ladder
toward the back of the beadwork.
Sew through the center C in the corner
of the large diamond, and continue
through the last C in the ladder again.
Retrace the join several times, and exit
the corner C.
[3] Pick up a D, and sew through the
next C in the ladder. Pick up a D, and
sew through the corner C (photo h).
Retrace the thread path, and then
continue through the next D and C.
Repeat these stitches to add Ds along
the remainder of the ladder, and end the
thread. String the pendant as desired.

Earrings
[1] Work steps 14 of Small
diamond, but do not end the
working thread.
[2] With the back side of the diamond
facing up, sew through the beadwork
to exit the nearest up-bead next to the
corner As. Pick up three Bs, three As,
four Bs, an A, the loop of an earring

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PEYOTE STITCH / BEAD WEAVING

Edgy
elegance

Edge a simple peyote stitch band with


cup chain and seed beads for a little
bracelet that really rocks.

designed by Judy Henegar

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MATERIALS
white bracelet 612 in. (16.5 cm)
78 g 1.8 mm cube beads
(Miyuki 420, Ceylon white)
2 g 150 seed beads (Miyuki
464E, galvanized silver)
1216 in. (3041 cm) PP14
a b cup chain (Swarovski, crystal)
2-strand clasp
4 4 mm pieces of French wire
Fireline 6 lb. test
beading needles, #11
wire cutters

blue bracelet colors:


1.8 mm cube beads (Miyuki
c d e 148FR, aqua matte)
150 seed beads (Miyuki 464E,
galvanized silver)
stepbystep chain to the band using an through the previous edge PP14 cup chain
even but not tight tension cube (photo d). Continue (Swarovski, crystal AB)
Band and stretching the cup chain through the first three 150s
On a comfortable length of to its fullest extent. If at any picked up in this step, the next beige bracelet colors:
thread, attach a stop bead point your thread exits a cube, and the following cube 1.5 mm cube beads (Toho
(Basics), leaving a 6-in. cube in the middle of a cup, so that your needle is pointing 856F, hybrid frost light beige
(15 cm) tail. Pick up eight sew through the beadwork away from the band. Apollo)
1.8 mm cube beads, and work to exit the cube aligned with [3] Repeat step 2 to embel- 150 seed beads (Miyuki 577,
in flat even-count peyote stitch the metal tab between the lish this edge of the band. candlelight opal gilt lined)
(Basics) to create the desired next two cups in the chain. Sew through the beadwork PP14 cup chain (Swarovski,
length band minus in. [3] Trim the excess cup chain. to exit the first cube along crystal AB)
(1.3 cm) for the clasp. End Count the number of cups in the other edge of the band,
and add thread (Basics) the cup chain you just tacked and work as in step 2 along
as needed. down, and then trim the sec- this edge. End the thread.
ond piece of cup chain to the
Cup chain edging same number of cups. Our Clasp DESIGN NOTE:
[1] Sew through the bead- 6-in. (16.5 cm) bracelet has [1] Add 16 in. (41 cm) of This project works with
work to exit the second edge 58 cups in each chain. thread to one end of the 1.5 mm cubes as well as
cube from the end of the [4] Sew through the bead- bracelet, and working on the 1.8 mm cubes.
band with your needle point- work to exit the correspond- back of the band, exit the
ing away from the band. ing cube along the opposite first up-bead in the end row
Place the cup chain on top edge. Remove the stop bead, with the needle pointing
of the band along this edge. and end the tail. With the toward the opposite edge.
Your thread should be working thread, repeat steps 1 [2] Pick up a 4 mm length of up-bead in the end row with
aligned with the metal tab and 2 to tack the cup chain to French wire and a loop of the the needle pointing toward
between the first and second the top of the band along this clasp, and sew through the the opposite edge. Pick up five
cups in the chain. Sew across edge. End the working thread. following up-bead (photo e). 150s, and sew through the
the metal tab, and sew Sew through the beadwork up-bead in the same direction.
through the cube in the same Seed bead edging to exit the next up-bead. Pick Sew through the beadwork
direction (photo a). [1] Add a comfortable length up a 4 mm length of French to exit the next up-bead in
[2] Sew through the next of thread to one end of the wire and the other loop of the end row, and repeat this
cube, sew across the metal band, and exit the first edge the clasp, and sew through stitch. Continue to work in
tab between the nearest two cube with your needle point- the following up-bead. this manner to add a loop of
cups in the chain, and sew ing away from the band. Retrace the thread path of beads around each up-bead in
through the cube in the same [2] Pick up three 150 seed the clasp connection. the end row. End the thread.
direction (photo b). Repeat beads, and sew through the [3] Flip the band to the [4] Repeat steps 13 on the
this stitch for the length of next edge cube (photo c). Pick front, and sew through the other end of the bracelet. w
the edge, tacking the cup up three 150s, and sew beadwork to exit the first

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PEYOTE/NETTING

EARN YOUR

STRIPESLearn to create a set of striped beaded beads


in three graduated sizes to take advantage of
inexpensive wooden bead sets sold in craft stores.

designed by Anna Elizabeth Draeger

Small beaded bead

Large beaded bead

Medium beaded bead

There are many ways to make I find it is best to begin at should be slightly snug to Two rounds of color C 150
beaded beads, but covering the center or equator of the slightly loose. seed beads
existing beads allows you to bead and work my way out [2] With one end of the As you work the rounds of
focus on design rather than to the ends, alternating sides thread, stitch a round of 150s, take advantage of the
worry about structure. as I go. This helps keep the tubular peyote stitch (Basics) size variations between the
When making these beaded beadwork centered on the using cylinders, and step up beads and select the largest
beads, it is best to begin with bead and maintains even through the first bead added As, average-sized Bs, and
bead counts that are evenly tension within the stitches. in this round. Slip the bead- smallest Cs.
divisible by four. Thats work around the equator of [4] On each side of the bead,
because as you work subse- stepbystep the wooden bead. If desired, work a round of modified
quent rounds, youll reduce first wrap the equator with a netting to decrease the num-
the number of beads per Large beaded bead strip of double-sided tape to ber of stitches in the round:
round by half, and then by [1] On 2 yd. (1.8 m) of keep the beadwork in place. Pick up five Bs, skip the next
half again. For example, thread, center 40 110 cylinder [3] On each side of the C in the previous round, sew
if you have a starting round beads, and tie them into a equator, work as follows. through the following C in
of 40 beads, as you begin to ring with a square knot Alternate sides as you go to the round, and sew back
work in peyote stitch, your (Basics). These beads will keep your tension even: through the last B just picked
subsequent rounds will drop shift to form the first two One round of 110 cylinders up (figure 1, ab).
to 20 beads per round. Then rounds as you work the next Two rounds of color A 150 [5] Pick up four Bs, skip the
as you get to the decrease round. Test that the ring of seed beads next C in the previous round,
rounds, youll end up work- beads fits around the equator Two rounds of color B 150 sew through the following C
ing with 10 beads per round. of a 16 mm wooden bead. It seed beads in the round, and sew back

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through the last B picked up and use 36 110 cylinders and Small beaded bead MATERIALS
(bc). Repeat this stitch until a 12 mm wooden bead. Work as in Large beaded one beaded bead
there is one stitch remaining In step 3, omit the first bead with the following wooden bead (16 mm,
in the round (cd). round of cylinders on each changes: 12 mm, or 10 mm)
[6] To complete the round, side, and then work two In step 1, begin with 1 yd. 1 g 110 cylinder beads
pick up three Bs, and sew rounds with A 150s and two (.9 m) of thread, and use 28 1 g 150 seed beads in each
down through the first B rounds with B 150s. Do not 110 cylinders and a 10 mm of 3 colors: A, B, C
picked up in the first stitch work two rounds with C 150s. wooden bead. double-sided tape (optional)
of this round. Sew through In steps 46, work the In step 3, skip the first Fireline 6 lb. test
the corresponding C in the round of modified netting round of cylinders on each beading needles, #12
previous round, and sew with C 150s. side, and then work one
back through the first three Work step 7 using As. round with A 150s and
Bs added in the first stitch In the final round, pick up two rounds with B 150s.
of this round (de). an A, and sew through the Do not work two rounds
[7] Pick up an A, and sew next two As in the previous with C 150s.
through the middle B in the round. Repeat three times, In steps 46, work the
next stitch. Repeat to com- and then work one more round of modified netting
plete the round, and step up regular peyote stitch. with C 150s.
through the first A added in Work as in step 7 for the
this round (figure 2, ab). Note: Because the number of final round. Retrace the
[8] For the final round, pick beads in the original ring was thread path through the last
up an A, and sew through not evenly divisible by four, round, and end the threads. w
the next A in the previous the decrease doesnt work
round. Repeat to complete out perfectly. However, since
the round (bc), and end the the decrease is at the end of
threads (Basics). the bead, it is not noticeable
without close inspection.
Medium beaded bead 110 cylinder bead
Work as in Large beaded Retrace the thread path 150 seed bead, color A
bead with the following through the final round to 150 seed bead, color B
changes: draw the work in tight
150 seed bead, color C
In step 1, begin with around the opening of the
1 yd. (1.4 m) of thread, bead. End the threads.

a
d a
b
e b
c c

FIGURE 1 FIGURE 2

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PEYOTE STITCH / BEAD WEAVING

Enchanted
garden ring
Wrap your Use crystals, pearls, and seed beads to create a stunning
finger with an flower ring that will catch everyones attention. Handmade
everlasting metal clay leaves are a sweet touch but can be replaced
flower blossom. with charms trimmed from leaf chain if you prefer.

designed by
stepbystep sew through the second A (cd).
[3] Pick up an A, and sew through the
Un-Roen Manarata Large flower petals first A added in step 1 so the needle is
[1] On 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread, pick up pointing away from the tail (de).
nine color A 110 seed beads. Sew back [4] Using As, work four peyote
through the sixth bead, leaving a 6-in. stitches on this side of the beadwork,
(15 cm) tail (figure 1, ab). exiting the end A for the last stitch (ef).
[2] Work two flat peyote stitches [5] Using As, work four peyote
(Basics) as follows: Pick up an A, skip stitches on this side of the beadwork
the fifth A added in step 1, and sew (figure 2, ab). Sew through the next
through the fourth A (bc). Pick up an two As to exit on the other side of the
A, skip the third A added in step 1, and beadwork (bc).

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MATERIALS
red ring 1 in. (3.2 cm)
110 seed bead, color A
crystal pearls (Swarovski, coral)
i
110 seed bead, color B e 23 6 mm
f 23 4 mm
a 23 3 mm
b
f 1014 4 mm bicone crystals (Swarovski,
d c b d
a c fire opal AB 2X and fuchsia AB 2X)
e h 110 seed beads
g 3 g color A (Toho 2113, silver-lined
FIGURE 1 FIGURE 2 milky pomegranate)
1 g color B (Toho 365, color-lined
raspberry/amber)
f e 1 g 150 seed beads (Toho 222,
d
a dark copper)
g b b
e 3 9 x 12 mm metal clay leaves
f Fireline 6 lb. test
h e
a b f beading needles, #11 or #12
a
d c
c d purple ring colors:
g c
6 mm, 4 mm, and 3 mm crystal pearls
FIGURE 3 FIGURE 4 FIGURE 5 (Swarovski, burgundy)
4 mm bicone crystals (Swarovski,
cyclamen opal and cyclamen opal AB
2X) and 3 mm bicone crystals
[6] Using As, work three peyote stitches tip of the petal. Do not end the (Thunder Polish, purple light)
on this side of the beadwork (cd). Sew working thread. 110 seed beads
through the end A and the first A added [13] Make four more large flower color A (Miyuki 2005, matte metallic
in the previous step (de). petals, but in step 1 use 24 in. (61 cm) dark raspberry iris)
[7] Using As, work three peyote stitches of thread, and in step 12 end the color B (Miyuki 2027, matte opaque
on this side of the beadwork (ef). Sew working thread and tail. Avoid knotting dusty mauve)
through the next four As to exit the first in the three As at the tip of the petal. 150 seed beads (Toho 222,
A added in the previous step (fg). dark copper)
[8] Using As, work two peyote stitches Small flower petals metal clay leaves
on this side of the beadwork (gh). Sew Follow the same technique as in
through the next four As to exit the first Large flower petals using color B olive ring (Editors Notes, p. 42) colors:
A added in the previous step (hi). 110 seed beads: crystal pearls (Swarovski)
[9] Using As, work two peyote stitches [1] On 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread, pick up 6 mm (vintage gold)
on this side of the beadwork (figure 3, seven Bs. Sew back through the fourth 4 mm and 3 mm (bright gold)
ab). Pull tight to give the beadwork a B added, leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail 4 mm bicone crystals (Swarovski, Indian
slight cup shape. Sew through the next (figure 4, ab). sapphire champagne) and 3 mm bicone
six As to exit the first A added in the [2] Work one peyote stitch. Pick up a B, crystals (Swarovski, crystal Verde)
previous step (bc). and sew through the first B so the needle 110 seed beads
[10] Work one peyote stitch, and pull is pointing away from the tail (bc). color A (Miyuki F460R, matte light
tight (cd). Sew through the next six As [3] Work two peyote stitches (cd). lime with copper and pink hues;
to exit the first A added in the previous Pick up a B, and sew through the end www.beadhaven.com)
step (de). B (de). Pick up a B, and sew through color B (Toho 162C, transparent rain-
[11] Work one peyote stitch, and pull the next B (ef). bow topaz; www.agrainofsand.com)
tight (ef). Sew through the next three [4] Work two peyote stitches, and sew 150 seed beads (Miyuki 313, cranberry
As (fg). through the next two Bs (fg). gold luster)
[12] Pick up an A to form the tip of [5] Work two peyote stitches, and sew 3.5 x 9 mm leaf dangles from leaf chain
the petal, and sew through all the beads through the next two Bs (figure 5, ab). (antique brass)
on the outside edge of the beadwork [6] Work two peyote stitches, and sew
to tighten. Exit the A at the tip of the through the next four Bs (bc).
petal (gh). End the tail (Basics), but [7] Work one peyote stitch, and sew
avoid knotting in the three As at the through the next four Bs (cd).

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DESIGN NOTES:
In step 3 of Flower
assembly, if the
beads are too hard to
sew through when
retracing the thread
d path, you can skip
a b this part of the step.
You can substitute
c prefabricated metal
leaves for the metal
clay ones or omit
them entirely.
Dangles trimmed
from a length of
leaf chain were
used in this olive-
colored ring.

FIGURE 6

[8] Work one peyote stitch, and sew round, and retrace the thread path (cd). working thread from the small flower,
through the next two Bs (de). Do not end the working thread. secure it to the band as in the previous
[9] Pick up a B to form the tip of the [4] Work as in steps 13 to assemble step, and then sew up through the band
petal, and sew through all the outside the small petals. and the center of the flowers.
edge beads to tighten. Exit the B at the [3] Pick up three 150 seed beads, a 4 mm
tip of the petal (ef). Ring band bicone crystal, and a 150. Sew back
[10] End the tail, but avoid knotting [1] On 2 yd. (1.8 m) of thread, attach through the 4 mm crystal and three 150s.
in the three Bs at the tip of the petal. a stop bead (Basics), leaving a 6-in. Continue down through the center of
Do not end the working thread. (15 cm) tail. the flowers and the band. Cross over a
[11] Make four more small flower [2] Pick up 12 As, and working in flat thread bridge in the band, and sew back
petals, but in step 1 use 24 in. (61 cm) even-count peyote stitch (Basics), make up through the band and center of the
of thread, and in step 10 end the a band to fit around your finger. Do not flowers. Repeat this stitch to add five
working thread and tail. Avoid knotting join the ends of the band yet. to seven crystals in the flower center.
in the three Bs at the tip of the petal. [4] Add 4 mm bicone crystals, 6 mm
Ring assembly pearls, 4 mm pearls, and 3 mm pearls
Flower assembly [1] Center the large flower on the ring under the large flower petals as desired,
[1] Position the large petals as shown band with the petals facing up. With the attaching them as in the previous step.
in figure 6, with the indentation of the working thread from the flower exiting Additional 150s can be added to vary
petals facing up. a tip A, sew straight down through the the lengths.
[2] With your working thread exiting band, continue through the nearest A [5] To add leaves: Pick up three or four
the tip A on the first petal, sew through in the band, and sew back up through 150s, a leaf, and three or four 150s. Sew
the tip A on each petal. Sew through the band. Sew through the next tip A down through the band to attach as
them all again to pull them into a ring in the flower. Repeat this stitch to before. If needed, end the working
(figure 6, ab). complete the round, and sew through thread from the small flower, and switch
[3] Sew through the next A in the same to the back of the band. Do not end the to the working thread from the large
petal, the corresponding A in the next working thread. flower to finish the embellishments.
petal, and the following tip A (bc). [2] Position the small flower face up End both flower threads.
Repeat this stitch to complete the on top of the large flower. Using the [6] Zip up (Basics) the ends of the ring
band, and end the threads. w

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PEYOTE STITCH / BEAD EMBROIDERY

Beaded bangle
trio Make a coordinating
set of bangles to stack
or wear alone.
designed by Marla Salezze

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MATERIALS
all bangles
Fireline 6 lb. test 110 cylinder beads
beading needles, #12 color A
repeat
color B
three-bezel bangle
large flat bezel bangle (gold)*
3 12 mm rivolis (Swarovski, amethyst)
2 g 110 cylinder beads (Miyuki DB869,
matte mauve AB) Use a single color palette to unify three
1 g 150 seed beads (Toho 166B, different pre-fab bangles while employing
transparent amethyst rainbow) several stitching techniques. The result
E6000 adhesive
is a set of bracelets you can mix and match
channel bangle however you choose.
channel bracelet bangle (gold)*
2 g 110 cylinder beads in each of
2 colors: stepbystep 110 cylinder beads, leaving a
A (Miyuki DB004, purple iris) 6-in. (15 cm) tail.
B (Miyuki DB869, matte mauve AB) Three-bezel bangle [2] Working in flat even-count
[1] On 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread, peyote stitch (Basics) and
aster charm bangle pick up 32 110 cylinder beads. using color A and B cylinders,
large flat bangle bracelet (gold)* Tie them into a ring with a follow the pattern to make a
large aster metal embellishment* square knot (Basics), leaving a band long enough to wrap
1 12 mm rivoli (Swarovski, amethyst) 12-in. (30 cm) tail, and sew around the bangle. The band
18 3 x 4 mm faceted rondelles through the first few beads in will not end with an even
(Chinese, purple opal AB) the ring. number of pattern repeats.
2 g 110 cylinder beads (Miyuki DB869, [2] Working in tubular End and add thread (Basics)
matte mauve AB) peyote stitch (Basics), work as needed.
1 g 150 seed beads (Toho 166B, two rounds using cylinder [3] Wrap the band around
transparent amethyst rainbow) beads. Step up at the end of the bangle, and zip up the
Lacys Stiff Stuff beading foundation each round. ends (Basics). End the working
Ultrasuede [3] Work two rounds using thread and tail.
E6000 adhesive 150 seed beads, pulling tight
so the beadwork cups. Aster charm bangle
[4] Sew through to the other [1] Cut a 2 x 2-in. (5 x 5 cm)
edge of the cup (the first round piece of Lacys Stiff Stuff
of cylinders). Place a 12 mm beading foundation. Fold the
rivoli into the beadwork, and foundation in half, and cut
work two rounds using 150s a small (4 mm) slit in the
on this edge. Pull tight to middle, perpendicular to
secure the rivoli in the bezel. the fold. Unfold and refold
End the working thread and the foundation in the other
tail (Basics). direction, and cut another
[5] Repeat steps 14 to small slit perpendicular to
complete a total of three the fold, creating an X in the
bezeled rivolis. middle of the foundation.
[6] Apply a dab of E6000 Apply a small dab of E6000
adhesive to a flat bezel indent adhesive on the back side
on the bangle, and affix a of the 12 mm rivoli, and press
bezeled rivoli. Repeat with the rivoli into the X in the
PATTERN the remaining rivolis, and foundation, applying pressure
let dry completely. so the rivoli lies flush. Allow to
dry completely.
Channel bangle [2] At the end of 1 yd. (.9 m)
[1] On a comfortable length of thread, tie an overhand
of thread, pick up six color A knot (Basics), and sew up

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The flip side
of the dangle
features a
cute gold
aster charm.

through the foundation from down through the any threads. Apply E6000 Repeat this stitch around the
back to front next to the foundation. adhesive to the back of the perimeter. After adding the
rivoli. Using 110 cylinder [5] Sew back up through foundation, and place it on last bead, sew down through
beads, work a round of the foundation, exiting next the Ultrasuede, but dont get the first 150 in the round,
beaded backstitch (Basics), to the bezeled rivoli. Using glue near the edge. Trim the the foundation, and the
picking up two beads per 3 x 4 mm rondelles, work a Ultrasuede flush with the Ultrasuede. Sew back
stitch and using an even round of beaded backstitch foundation. through the first 150.
number of cylinders. Sew next to the round of cylin- [8] Tie an overhand knot at [11] Pick up 15 150s, loop
through the first cylinder in ders. Sew down through the end of 2 ft. (61 cm) of around the bangle, and sew
the round. the foundation. thread. Sew between the back through the 150 your
[3] Using cylinders, work [6] Sew up through the foundation and Ultrasuede, thread exited at the start of
one round of tubular peyote foundation to exit between exiting the front surface next this step. Retrace the thread
stitch (Basics) on top of the two rondelles between the to the beadwork. path, and sew through an
round of backstitch. Step up row of rondelles and cylin- [9] Pick up two 150s, and adjacent 150 in the edging.
through the first bead added ders. Pick up seven 150s, and sew down through the [12] Repeat step 11 twice,
in this round. sew through the foundation foundation and the Ultra- and end the thread.
[4] Using 150 seed beads, between the rondelles along suede. Sew back up through [13] Apply a dab of E6000
work one more round of the outer edge. Repeat this both layers and the second adhesive to the back of the
tubular peyote, pulling snug stitch between each pair of 150 picked up. aster embellishment, and
so the 150s begin to cover rondelles. End the thread. [10] Pick up a 150, and sew adhere it to the center of the
the edge of the rivoli. Sew [7] Trim the foundation down through both layers. Ultrasuede. Allow to dry
through the beadwork and close to the beadwork, being Sew back up through both completely. w
careful to avoid cutting layers and the 150 just added.

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PEYOTE STITCH / FRINGE

Vintage
blooms
necklace
Use leftover beads to
bring a channeled metal
pendant into full blossom.

designed by Amelia Brock

stepbystep pressed glass leaves, crystals, pearls, and and crystals: Pick up a pearl or crystal
bead caps. Begin by attaching the largest and a 150, and sew back through the
Necklace Lucite flowers first: Exit the peyote band pearl or crystal and into the peyote
[1] On a comfortable length of thread, in the desired place. Pick up a Lucite band (photo c).
attach a stop bead (Basics), leaving a flower, a 3 or 4 mm crystal or pearl, and [6] When the band is fully embellished,
6-in. (15 cm) tail. a 150 seed bead. Skip the 150, and sew wrap it around the channel pendant,
[2] Pick up 16 110 cylinder beads, and back through the remaining beads and and zip up (Basics) the end rows. End
work in flat even-count peyote stitch into the peyote band (photo b). the working thread. Remove the stop
(Basics) to make a band that is long [4] Continue adding Lucite flowers, bead, and end the tail.
enough to wrap around the channel leaves, and bead caps, positioning them [7] Open an 11 mm jump ring (Basics),
pendant and overlap by two rows closer together than you normally and attach the pendant to the middle
(about 4650 rows) (photo a). The band would on a flat band (see Embellish- link of a 20-in. (51 cm) piece of chain.
will shorten up later when you add the ment tips for design suggestions). [8] Open a 6 mm jump ring, and attach
embellishments. As you stitch, make As you work, wrap the band around half of the clasp to an end chain link.
sure the band will fit properly within the channel pendant on occasion to Repeat at the other end of the chain.
the channel. End and add thread see how the embellishments will lie. [9] If desired, cut 24 in. (61 cm) of
(Basics) as needed. [5] After the flowers, leaves, and bead yarn, and tie it to an end jump ring.
[3] Embellish one surface of the peyote caps have all been attached, fill in Weave the yarn through the chain, and
band as desired with the Lucite flowers, between them with additional pearls tie it to the opposite end jump ring.

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MATERIALS
pendant 1 in. (3.8 cm)
1 37 x 15 mm channel pendant (copper)*
5 5 x 10 mm pressed glass leaf beads,
top-drilled
1115 614 mm Lucite flowers, assorted
shapes and colors
812 36 mm bicone crystals, assorted colors
812 26 mm crystal pearls, assorted colors
a b 34 g 110 cylinder beads (Miyuki DB0380,
opaque matte olive rose)
Earrings 12 g 150 seed beads (Miyuki 364, color-lined
[1] On a head pin, string a 4 mm dusty rose)
bicone crystal, and make a plain 5 8 mm etched daisy bead caps (copper)*
loop (Basics). On an eye pin, string a 20 in. (51 cm) textured cable chain, 9 x 6 mm
5 x 9 mm Lucite flower, and make a links (copper)*
plain loop. On another eye pin, string a copper jump rings*
7 x 12 mm Lucite flower, and make a 1 11 mm large rope circle
plain loop (photo d). 1 17 mm grande rope circle (to act as a
[2] Open the loop (Basics) above the c toggle ring)
crystal, and attach it to the loop below 2 6 mm textured circles
the 5 x 9 mm flower. Open the loop twig toggle bar (copper)*
above the 5 x 9 mm flower, and attach nylon beading thread, size D,
it to the loop below the 7 x 12 mm or Fireline 6 lb. test
flower. Open the loop above the beading needles, #11 or #12
7 x 12 mm flower, and attach it 2 pairs of chainnose pliers
to an earring finding (photo e). textured yarn to coordinate with Lucite flowers
[3] Make another earring. w
pair of earrings
d e 2 7 x 12 mm Lucite flowers
2 5 x 9 mm Lucite flowers
EMBELLISHMENT TIPS 2 4 mm bicone crystals
2 112-in. (3.8 cm) head pins
4 112-in. (3.8 cm) eye pins
pair of earring findings
2 pairs of chainnose pliers
roundnose pliers
wire cutters

Stack flowers Make longer stamen Attach the metal bead


for dimension. with several alternating caps the same way as
cylinders and 150s. the Lucite flowers.

Attach the largest Lucite


flowers first, and then go
back and add the smaller
ones.

As you add the embellish-


ments, the peyote band will
curl. Dont worry, though
it will still fit around the
To add leaves, pick up a Add loops of
channel pendant.
150, a leaf, and a 150, alternating seed and
and sew back into the cylinder beads
peyote band. between flowers.

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Corkscrew
TUBULAR BRICK STITCH / STRINGING / BEAD EMBROIDERY

bangle
Work up a spiraling bangle in tubular brick stitch,
and finish with a decorative embroidered
centerpiece or fancy clasp.

designed by Marla Salezze

stepbystep the previous round from back to front, through the B just added (figure 2, ab).
and continue up through the B just [7] Repeat steps 4 and 5 (bc) to
Brick stitch tube added (figure 1, ab). complete round three.
[1] On a comfortable length of thread, [4] Pick up an A, sew under the next [8] Repeat steps 6 and 7 until the
attach a stop bead (Basics), leaving a thread bridge, and continue up through beadwork is the desired length. If youre
6-in. (15 cm) tail. the same A (bc). using an embroidered centerpiece, the
[2] Work in ladder stitch (Basics) to [5] Pick up a B, sew under the next beadwork should fit around the widest
make a four-bead ladder using a color A thread bridge, and continue up through part of your hand minus 1 in. (3.2 cm)
80 seed bead, a color B 80 seed bead, an the same B (cd). Sew down through for the embroidered centerpiece. If
A, and a B. Form the ladder into a ring the first A added in this round and back youre using a clasp, the beadwork
(Basics), and zigzag back through the up through the B just added (de) to should be the desired bracelet length
beads to reinforce the ring. End with complete round two. less the size of the clasp. End and add
your thread exiting an A. This is the [6] Pick up an A and a B, skip the thread (Basics) as needed.
first round of the tube. next thread bridge between the first [9] Work a ladder stitch thread path
[3] Working in modified tubular and last 80s added in the previous through the last round, and end the
brick stitch, pick up an A and a B, round, and sew under the following working thread. Remove the stop bead,
sew under the next thread bridge in thread bridge. Continue back up and end the tail.

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MATERIALS
green bangle 212-in. (6.4 cm) inside
diameter
1 12 mm rivoli (Swarovski, olivine)
3 g 80 seed beads in each of 2 colors:
A (Toho 952, rainbow light topaz/sea foam
lined; www.beadaholique.com),
B (Miyuki 459, metallic olive;
a b c
www.auntiesbeads.com)
1 g 110 seed beads (Toho 952,
rainbow light topaz/sea foam lined;
e a www.beadaholique.com)
d
1 25 x 20 mm ornate mini pendant circle
c double-loop finding by Nunn Design
b 80 seed bead, color A (PE2370, gold; www.fusionbeads.com)
a
c 80 seed bead, color B 2 9 mm crown bead caps by Nunn Design
(BM3309, gold; www.fusionbeads.com)
b 2 2 mm crimp beads
FIGURE 1 FIGURE 2 2 3 mm crimp covers (gold)
Accu-Flex beading wire, .019 (Dijon gold)
Nymo D thread (olive)
Embroidered centerpiece Assembly beading needles, #10
[1] Cut an X in the center of a 1 x 1-in. [1] Cut 10 in. (25 cm) of beading wire. 1 x 1-in. (2.5 x 2.5 cm) square of Lacys
(2.5 x 2.5 cm) square of beading foun- On one end, string a crimp bead and Stiff Stuff beading foundation
dation (photo a). Apply glue to the back a loop of the mini pendant finding or E6000 adhesive
of the rivoli, and place the point into the clasp. Go back through the crimp bead, crimping pliers
X in the foundation. Allow the glue to leaving a short tail. With crimping chainnose pliers (optional)
dry, and then trim the foundation close pliers, crimp the crimp bead (Basics), wire cutters
to the edge of the rivoli (photo b). and trim the tail short.
[2] Tie an overhand knot (Basics) at [2] String a bead cap, the brick stitch orange bangle colors:
the end of 18 in. (46 cm) of thread. Sew tube, a bead cap, a crimp bead, and the 80 seed beads in 2 colors: A
through the foundation to exit near the other loop of the mini pendant finding (Miyuki 1003, silver-lined gold AB;
edge of the rivoli. Using 110 seed beads, or clasp. Go back through the crimp www.auntiesbeads.com),
work a round of beaded backstitch bead, and crimp it as before. B (Miyuki 329, gold-lustered African
(Basics), and end the thread by tying [3] Using chainnose or crimping pliers, sunset; www.beadaholique.com)
a knot on the back of the foundation close a crimp cover over each crimp. w 1 10 mm Corona clasp (gold with
(photo c). red magma chessboard crystal;
[3] Glue the embroidered component www.alacarteclasps.com)
into the mini pendant finding, and set Beadalon beading wire, .018 (gold)
aside to dry. Fireline 6 lb. test

DESIGN NOTE:
To add a clasp to the bangle,
replace the embroidered
centerpiece with a
decorative box clasp.

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RIGHT-ANGLE WEAVE / PEYOTE STITCH

And the
bead goes on

Cover plain wooden beads with


beautiful patterns in right-angle
weave and peyote stitch to create
miniature works of art.
designed by Pamela Jensen

stepbystep Stitch 2: three color B 110 an A, sew through the first A


seed beads (bc). on the other end of the chain,
Center chain Stitch 3: B, A, B (cd). pick up an A, and sew
[1] On 2 yd. (1.8 m) of Stitch 4: three As (de). through the A your thread
thread, center four color A Stitch 5: three As (ef). exited at the start of this step
110 seed beads, and sew [3] Repeat step 2 four times (hi). Retrace the thread path
through the first three As (fg). You will have a total of through the join. You now
again to form a ring (figure 1, 21 right-angle weave stitches. have 24 right-angle weave
ab). This is the first right- [4] Work two more stitches stitches in the center chain.
angle weave stitch. Wrap the using the following beads
tail around a bobbin or piece (gh): Peyote band
of cardboard. Stitch 22: three Bs. [1] Work a round of peyote
[2] Work stitches in right- Stitch 23: B, A, B. stitch (Basics) off of the edge
angle weave (Basics) using [5] To join: Making sure the beads in the center chain:
the following beads: chain is not twisted, pick up Round 1: Sew through the

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110 seed bead, color A

110 seed bead, color B

110 seed bead, color C

c e

a b d f g
h
i

FIGURE 1

a
b c d e
f
FIGURE 2

round 3
round 5
round 6
round 7
round 8
round 9

round 10

round 11
round 12

round 13
round 14

PATTERN
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MATERIALS
2224 mm beaded bead
1 22 mm wooden bead
23 g 110 Czech seed
beads in each of 3 colors:
A, B, C
Fireline 6 lb. test
beading needles, #10 or
#11
bobbin or piece of
cardboard

DESIGN NOTES:
By interchanging the
As, Bs, and Cs, you
can create a set of
coordinating beads.
Go online to www. Download a blank
BeadAndButton. pattern at www.
com/freeprojects BeadAndButton.com/
to download an freeprojects to design
additional pattern your own patterned
and a blank pattern beaded beads!
you can color in to
make your own
design!
Check your local
craft store for
inexpensive wooden
beads, and then use beadwork to exit an edge B and then work the same in the previous round. Pick
small amounts of in the second right-angle round with the other needle up a B, and sew through the
Czech seed beads weave stitch of the center along the other edge before next two As in the previous
from your stash to chain. Work a stitch with moving on to the next round. round. You will now have 12
keep costs low. a color C 110 seed bead Refer to the pattern on beads per round.
(figure 2, ab), a B (bc), p. 147 as needed. Round 11: C, B (over the
an A (cd), and a B (de). Round 2: C, B, B, C. decrease).
Repeat these stitches five Round 3: C, B, C, A. Round 12: Work a round of
times to complete the round, Round 4: C, C, A, A. peyote using As.
and step up through the first Round 5: C, A, B, A. Round 13 is a decrease
C (ef). Round 6: A, B, B, A. round, and is worked as fol-
[2] Unwind the tail from the Round 7 is a decrease round, lows: Pick up an A, and sew
bobbin. Thread a needle on and the sequence is worked through the next two As. You
the tail, and repeat step 1 as follows: Work will now have six As per
along the other edge of the a stitch with a B, sewing round.
center chain. through the next two Bs. Round 14: Work a round of
[3] Center the beadwork on Work a stitch with a B. Work peyote using As. Retrace the
a wooden bead. For all sub- a stitch with an A. thread path through the
sequent rounds: Work peyote Round 8: A (over the beads in this round, and end
stitches with the indicated decrease), B, B. the threads (Basics). w
sequence of beads, repeating Round 9: A, C, A.
each sequence to complete Round 10 is a decrease
the round and stepping up at round, and the sequence is
the end of each round. Work worked as follows: Pick up
each round with one needle, a B, and sew through the C

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NETTING / BEAD WEAVING

Timeless
lace
collar Stitch a base of SuperDuos to support a
uniquely shaped necklace of seed beads,
crystals, and pearls.

designed by Svetlana Chernitsky

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MATERIALS stepbystep [5] Repeat steps 3 and 4 using a tight
necklace 16 in. (41 cm) tension for the desired length necklace,
plus extender chain Base leaving 34 in. (1.9 cm) for the clasp and
62 6 mm crystal pearls (Swarovski, [1] On 2 yd. (2.2 m) of thread, ending with an even number of crystal
burgundy) attach a stop bead (Basics), leaving a picots. Our 16-in. (41 cm) base has 62
60 4 mm fire-polished beads (amethyst 6-in. (15 cm) tail. crystal picots.
luster; www.artbeads.com) [2] Pick up four 2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo [6] To complete this end, pick up an A,
124 3 mm bicone crystals (Swarovski, beads, a 3 mm bicone crystal, a color A and sew through the available hole of
vintage rose) 110 seed bead, a crystal, and a Super- the next SuperDuo (figure 2, ab).
19 g 2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo Duo, and sew through the available [7] Pick up an 80 seed bead and five
beads (01640, silky gold iris; hole of the third SuperDuo added color B 110 seed beads, and sew through
www.funkyhannahs.com) (figure 1, ab). Pick up a SuperDuo, the 80 again to form a loop, snugging
2 80 seed beads (Toho 705, matte raku and sew through the available hole the beads close to the beadwork.
blue/plum iris; www.artbeads.com) of the first SuperDuo added (bc). Retrace the thread path through the
110 seed beads [3] Pick up an A and a SuperDuo, and loop, and sew through the available
2 g color A (Toho 31, silver-lined sew through the available hole of the hole of the next SuperDuo (bc).
rosaline; www.beadaholique.com) last SuperDuo added in the previous [8] Sew through the beads on the end
11 g color B (Toho 222, dark bronze) step (cd). Pick up a SuperDuo, and sew of the base as shown (cd), and end the
lobster claw clasp through the available hole of the next working thread and tail (Basics).
23-in. (57.6 cm) extender chain SuperDuo (de).
2 6 mm jump rings [4] Pick up a crystal, an A, a crystal, Pearl embellishment
Fireline 6 lb. test and a SuperDuo, and sew through the [1] Add a comfortable length of thread
beading needles, #11 available hole of the last SuperDuo to the end of the base with the loop
2 pairs of chainnose, flatnose, and/or added in the previous step (ef). Pick up of Bs, and exit the A at the center of
bentnose pliers a SuperDuo, and sew through the avail- the last crystal picot with the needle
able hole of the next SuperDuo (fg). pointing toward the other end of the
base (figure 3, point a).

center of necklace
a c g
6 mm pearl
b d
f
4 mm fire-polished bead
e
3 mm bicone crystal i a
j g d
2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo bead
FIGURE 1
80 seed bead
c
110 seed bead, color A
110 seed bead, color B

a
b
e

d
c
h f b

FIGURE 2 FIGURE 3

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[2] Pick up four Bs, a 4 mm fire-polished hole of the same SuperDuo, the next
bead, three Bs, a 6 mm pearl, and five crystal, and the following A (ij).
Bs. Sew back through the second-to-last [7] Repeat steps 25 for the remainder
B just added (ab). of the necklace.
[3] Pick up three Bs, a pearl, and three [8] Sew through the next crystal and
Bs, and sew through the fire-polished the following four SuperDuos as shown
bead added in the previous step (bc). (figure 4, ab).
Pick up four Bs, sew through the A [9] Repeat steps 68 of Base to com-
at the center of the next crystal picot, plete this end (bc), and end the thread.
and continue back through the last B [10] Open a jump ring (Basics), and
added (cd). attach the lobster claw clasp to the loop
[4] Pick up three Bs, a fire-polished on one end of the base. Open the other
bead, and three Bs, and sew through the jump ring, and attach the extender
last pearl added (de). Pick up five Bs, chain to the loop on the other end
and sew back through the second-to-last of the base. w
B just added (ef).
[5] Repeat steps 3 (fg) and 4 (gh) for
half of the crystal picots in your base.
We added the pearl embellishment to
31 crystal picots in our necklace. After
sewing through the A at the center of
the last picot on this half of the base,
do not sew back through the last B
added (hi).
[6] Sew up through the next crystal and
the closest hole of the following Super-
Duo. Continue down through the other

c
a

FIGURE 4

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PEYOTE STITCH / NETTING

Rivoli
rendezvous Crystal rivolis shine when
surrounded by SuperDuos
and bicones in these earrings
designed by Svetlana Chernitsky and coordinating pendant.

stepbystep and a tight tension so the in round 4, and the next [3] Remove the stop bead,
beadwork cups, stepping up 150 in round 5. Repeat this and thread a needle on the
Earrings at the end of each round stitch to complete the round other end of the thread. Place
Bezel front (figure 2). (figure 3). Tie a couple of the rivoli face down into the
[1] Attach a stop bead Round 6: Pick up a 150, and half-hitch knots (Basics), beadwork so the front of the
(Basics) at the center sew through the next 150 in but do not end the thread. rivoli is against the 150s.
of 2 yd. (1.8 m) of thread. round 5, the following 150
With one end of the thread,
pick up 36 110 cylinder a
beads, and sew through the
first six beads again to form b
a ring (figure 1, ab). These
c
beads will shift to form
rounds 1 and 2 as the next
round is added.
[2] Work rounds of tubular
peyote stitch (Basics) as
follows:
Round 3: Work a round using
cylinders, and step up (bc).
Rounds 4 and 5: Work both
rounds using 150 seed beads FIGURE 1 FIGURE 2

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a MATERIALS
pair of earrings 2 in. (5 cm)
2 14 mm rivolis (Swarovski,
c crystal volcano;
b
www.fusionbeads.com)
d 2 11 x 5.5 mm crystal drops
e
(Swarovski, light silk)
22 4 mm bicone crystals
(Swarovski, crystal purple haze)
3 g 2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo
beads (silky gold/violet iris)
2 g 110 cylinder beads
(Miyuki DB0023, metallic gold
FIGURE 3 FIGURE 4
iris hex-cut)
1 g 110 seed beads (Miyuki
457, metallic dark bronze)
1 g 150 seed beads (Toho 459,
gold luster dark topaz)
pair of earring findings (antique
copper)
Fireline 6 lb. test
beading needles, #11

c
pendant (p. 26)
b 1 14 mm rivoli (Preciosa,
a Bermuda blue;
d www.fusionbeads.com)
1 11 x 5.5 mm crystal drop
(Swarovski, lavender-chrysolite
blend; www.fusionbeads.com)
11 4 mm bicone crystals
FIGURE 5
(Swarovski, crystal silver night)
2 g 2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo
beads (pastel petrol/teal;
in the previous round, and Embellishments www.ariadesignstudio.com)
sew through the following [1] With the remaining 1 g 110 cylinder beads
up-bead (figure 4, ab). thread, sew through the (Miyuki DB0111, transparent
11 x 5.5 mm crystal drop Repeat this stitch to complete beadwork to exit a cylinder blue gray rainbow gold luster)
the round, and step up in round 2 of Bezel front 1 g 110 seed beads (Miyuki
4 mm bicone crystal through the first three beads (figure 5, point a). Pick up a 1457, dyed emerald silver-
picked up in this round (bc). 2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo bead, lined dark sapphire)
2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo bead
Round 4: Pick up three 150s, a 150, and a SuperDuo, and 1 g 150 Japanese seed beads
110 cylinder bead and sew through the center sew through the next cylinder (399H, amethyst/dark lined;
110 seed bead bead in the next five-bead in the same round (ab). Pick www.beyondbeadery.com)
set. Repeat this stitch to com- up an 110 seed bead, and sew 12 mm hammered ring
150 seed bead
plete the round, and step up through the next cylinder in (TierraCast, gunmetal)
through the first two beads the round (bc). Repeat these 36-in. (.9 m) dyed silk ribbon
Bezel back picked up in this round (cd). two stitches to complete the
Work in rounds as follows: Round 5: Pick up a 150, and round. Continue through
Rounds 1 and 2: Work both sew through the center bead the next SuperDuo, 150, and
rounds in peyote stitch using in the next three-bead set. SuperDuo set, and then sew
150s and a firm tension so Repeat this stitch to complete through the available hole
the beadwork cups around the round, and step up (de). of the SuperDuo your thread
the back of the rivoli. Sew through the six beads is exiting (cd).
Round 3: Pick up five 150s, picked up in this round, and [2] Pick up a 150, a 4 mm
skip the next two up-beads end the thread (Basics). bicone crystal, and a 150,

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and sew through the avail- 4 mm again in the same
able hole of the next two direction (de). Retrace the
SuperDuos. Repeat this stitch thread path through the loop,
to complete the round. and exit the 150 after the
Continue through the first 4 mm (ef).
150, 4 mm, and 150 picked [6] Work three more three-
up in this round (figure 6). bead stitches (fg), and end
[3] Pick up three 150s, and the thread.
sew through the next 150 [7] Make a second earring.
and 4 mm. Pick up a 4 mm,
a 150, an 11 x 5.5 mm crystal Pendant
drop, a 150, and a 4 mm. [1] Work as you would to
Skip the next 150 and two make an earring, but in step
SuperDuos, and sew through 5 of Embellishments, pick
the following 150 with up 11 150s and a 12 mm
the needle pointing back hammered ring, and sew
toward the start of this stitch. back through the 4 mm your
Continue through the two thread exited at the start of
SuperDuos you just skipped this step in the opposite direc-
and the adjacent 150 (figure tion. Repeat this stitch to
7, ab). Sew through the create a second 11-bead loop
beads picked up in this step, around the hammered ring.
skip the next 150, and sew Retrace the thread path
through the following 4 mm through both loops, and exit
and 150 along the outer the 4 mm. Continue working
edge (bc). three-bead stitches to com-
[4] Pick up three 150s, and plete the embellishment.
sew through the next 150, [2] Fold a 36-in. (.9 m) silk
4 mm, and 150. Repeat this ribbon in half. String the fold
stitch two times. Pick up through the hammered ring
three 150s, and sew through to form a loop, and then
the following 150 and 4 mm string the ends of the ribbon d
e
opposite the drop (cd). through the loop. Pull the
[5] Pick up three 150s, an ends to tighten the larks head f
earring finding, and three knot. w
150s, and sew through the

g a

c
b

FIGURE 6 FIGURE 7

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CUBIC RIGHT-ANGLE WEAVE /
PEYOTE STITCH

Do the
BUMP
A raised peyote embellishment
adds another dimension to
cubic right-angle weave.
designed by Kathleen Stauber

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stepbystep
Bracelet
Square bases
[1] On 2 yd. (1.8 m) of thread, work
the first CRAW unit (see Cubic RAW
how-to, p. 158) using color A 110 seed
beads and leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail.
[2] Work four more CRAW units
a b (Cubic RAW how-to) off of the first
one (photo a). This completes the first
leg of the square base. Sew through
the beadwork to exit a top bead in the
last unit so that your thread is exiting
perpendicular to the last unit.
[3] Work four CRAW units in the new
direction. This completes the second
leg of the square base (photo b).
Sew through the beadwork to exit
a top bead in the last unit so that
c d your thread is exiting perpendicular
to the last unit.
[4] Repeat step 3 to complete the third
leg of the square base (photo c).
[5] Work two CRAW units (photo d), and
then work a joining unit (Cubic RAW
how-to) to connect the fourth leg of
the square base to the first leg (photo e).
End the tail (Basics) but not the
working thread.
[6] Repeat steps 15 to make a total
e f of six square bases.

Bump embellishments
[1] Add 2 yd. (1.8 m) of thread (Basics)
to a square base, and exit the top bead
in the middle unit of a leg, with your
thread exiting the inside of the square.
[2] Pick up four As, and sew through
the top bead in the middle unit of the
next leg. Repeat this stitch to complete
the round, and step up through the first
g h A added in this step (figure 1). This
forms round 1 of the bump.
[3] Work the next seven rounds
as follows:
Round 2: Pick up two As, skip two As
in the previous round, and sew through
the following A. Pick up two As, skip the
corner bead, and sew through the first A
in the next set of four (figure 2, ab).
Repeat these two stitches to complete the
round, and step up through the first two
As added in this round (bc).
Round 3: Pick up a color B 110 seed bead,
and sew through the next two As in the
previous round (cd). Repeat this stitch to

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complete the round, and step up through MATERIALS
the first B added in this round (de). bracelet 8 in. (20 cm)
Round 4: Pick up two Bs, and sew through 110 Japanese seed beads
the next B in the previous round (figure 3, (www.beyondbeadery.com)
ab). Repeat this stitch to complete the 10 g color A (462Q, copper gold
round, and step up through the first two metallic iris)
Bs added in this round (bc). 5 g color B (319N, lavender gray
Round 5: Pick up a B, and sew through the gold luster)
next two Bs. Repeat this stitch to complete 2 g color C (P471, permanent
the round, and step up (cd). galvanized gold)
FIGURE 1
Round 6: Decrease by working a round of 5 g color D (638, silver-lined ruby AB)
tubular peyote stitch (Basics) with one d
Fireline 6 lb. test
color C 110 seed bead per stitch, and step beading needles, #12
up (de). e
Round 7: Decrease again: Pick up a C, necklace 23 in. (58 cm)
and sew through the next two Cs in the c 110 Japanese seed beads
b
previous round (figure 4, ab). Repeat this a (same colors as in bracelet)
stitch to complete the round, and step up 13 g color A
through the first C in this round (bc). 6 g color B
Round 8: Work a round of tubular peyote 2 g color C
stitch with one A per stitch, and then sew 20 g color D
through the four beads added in this Fireline 6 lb. test
round (cd). End the thread. FIGURE 2 beading needles, #12
[4] Embellish the remaining square bases.
c d
Joining links
e
[1] Add 24 in. (61 cm) of thread to an
embellished square, and exit a top edge a
bead in the second unit of a leg, with b
your thread exiting away from the
square. Using color D 110 seed beads,
work two CRAW units (photo f). Using
Ds, work a joining unit to connect the
second D unit to the corresponding unit
of another embellished square (photo g). FIGURE 3
[2] Sew through the second embellished
square to exit the top bead in the fourth
unit of the same leg. Work as in step 1 to
create a second connection between the
two squares (photo h). End the thread. a
[3] Repeat steps 1 and 2 to connect all
the embellished squares in a row. d
c

Clasp
[1] Working as in Square bases, b
make a rectangle that is five units
by six units. This is the toggle ring.
FIGURE 4
[2] Work as in Joining links to
connect the toggle ring to an end
embellished square.
[3] Add 112 yd. (1.4 m) of thread to
the embellished square at the other end. 110 seed bead, color A
Work as in Joining links, but make 110 seed bead, color B
each link three units long. You are 110 seed bead, color C
not connecting these links to another
component, so after you complete the

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Cubic RAW
first link, simply sew back to the end Neck straps
square, and add the second link. [1] Add a comfortable length of thread

how-to
[4] Work a joining unit to connect to an end embellished square, and exit
the links. the top bead in the second unit of a leg,
[5] Sew through the beadwork to exit with your thread exiting opposite the
the top bead in the joining unit so that previous connections.
your thread is pointing away from the [2] Work five units using Ds. Each cubic right-angle weave (or CRAW)
joining unit. Work one unit using Ds, [3] Working off the inner edge of the unit has six surfaces four sides, a top,
and exit the top bead opposite the last unit, work four units using Ds. and a bottom. Each surface is made up
connection with the links (photo i). [4] Working off the outer edge of the of four beads, but since the beads are
[6] Pick up 19 As, and sew through last unit, work four units using Ds. shared, 12 beads are used to make the
the bead your thread exited at the start [5] Repeat steps 3 and 4 six times, first unit, and only eight beads are used
of this step to make a loop (photo j). ending and adding thread as needed, for each subsequent CRAW unit. For
Sew through the first A again. This and then work step 3 again. This will clarity, we used two colors of beads in
forms round 1 of the toggle button. result in a 23-in. (58 cm) necklace. the how-to photos.
[7] Work as in step 3 of Bump To alter the length, work more or fewer
embellishments. repeats of steps 3 and 4. Working the first CRAW unit
[8] Sew back through to a bead in [6] Add a comfortable length of thread [1] On the specified length of thread, pick
round 1, and work step 3 of Bump to the same embellished square, and exit up four beads. Tie the beads into a ring
embellishments on the other side. the top bead in the fourth unit of the with a square knot (Basics), leaving the
End the thread. same leg. Repeat steps 25 to make a specified length tail, and continue through
neck strap on this side of the necklace. the first two beads in the ring. This ring
Necklace [7] Repeat steps 16 on the other side of beads will count as the first stitch of
Pendant and side squares of the pendant. the unit.
[1] Make eight embellished squares. [2] Work two right-angle weave stitches
[2] Work as in Bracelet: Joining links Clasp off of the bead your thread is exiting to
to connect four squares at right angles [1] Working as in Bracelet: Square create a flat strip of right-angle weave
to each other, forming the diamond- bases, make a rectangle that is five (Basics).
shaped pendant. units by six units. This is the toggle ring. [3] To join the first and last stitches: Pick
[3] Working off the remaining legs of Connect the toggle ring to one end of up a bead, sew through the end bead in
one of the squares in the pendant, work the necklace. the first stitch (CRAW 1, ab), pick up a
as in Joining links to connect two [2] Work as in steps 48 of Bracelet: bead, and sew through the end bead in
more squares on each side. Clasp to make a toggle button. w the last stitch (bc). CRAW 2 shows a
three-dimensional view of the resulting
cube-shaped unit.
[4] To make the unit more stable, sew
through the four beads at the top of the
unit (CRAW 3). Sew through the bead-
work to the bottom of the unit, and sew
through the four remaining beads. This
completes the first CRAW unit.

Working more CRAW units


[1] Each new CRAW unit is worked
i j
off of the top four beads of the previous
unit. These beads are identified in CRAW
4. Sew through the beadwork to exit one
of these top beads.
[2] For the first stitch of the new unit:
Pick up three beads, and sew through
the top bead your thread exited at the
start of this step. Continue through the
three beads just picked up (CRAW 5).
Sew through the next top bead in the
previous unit.
[3] For the second stitch of the new
unit: Pick up two beads, and sew through

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3

2 4
a c

CRAW 1 CRAW 2 CRAW 3 CRAW 4

the side bead in the previous stitch, the top Units may be joined end to end or corresponding bead in the other unit, the
bead your thread exited at the start of this perpendicular to one another (as previous joining bead, the bead your thread
stitch (CRAW 6), and the next top bead in shown here). exited at the start of this stitch (CRAW 12),
the previous unit. [1] Sew through the beadwork to exit and the bead just added. Sew through the
[4] For the third stitch of the new unit: a top bead in one unit. adjacent bead in the next side.
Repeat step 3 (CRAW 7), and continue [2] For the first stitch of the joining unit: [5] For the fourth stitch of the joining unit:
through the side bead in the first stitch of the Pick up a bead, sew through the corre- All beads are already in place. Simply sew
new unit. sponding bead in the other unit, pick up through the four beads that remain uncon-
[5] For the fourth stitch of the new unit: a bead, and sew through the bead your nected (CRAW 13).
Pick up a bead, and sew through the side thread exited at the start of this step (CRAW
bead in the previous stitch and the top 10). Sew through the first bead added and
bead in the previous unit (CRAW 8). the adjacent bead in the next side. If you
[6] To make the unit more stable, sew are joining pieces at an angle, try to do the
through the beadwork to exit a top bead in stitches on the inside of the angle first.
the new unit, and sew through all four top [3] For the second stitch of the joining unit:
beads (CRAW 9). This completes the new Pick up a bead, and sew through the corre-
CRAW unit. sponding bead in the other unit, the previous
[7] Repeat steps 26 for the desired joining bead, the bead your thread exited at the
number of CRAW units. start of this stitch (CRAW 11), and the bead
just added. Sew through the adjacent bead in
Working a joining unit the next side.
A joining unit is used to connect two [4] For the third stitch of the joining unit:
completed CRAW units to each other. Pick up a bead, and sew through the

CRAW 5 CRAW 6 CRAW 7 CRAW 8 CRAW 9

CRAW 10 CRAW 11 CRAW 12 CRAW 13

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ST. PETERSBURG CHAIN /

Stacked
RIGHT-ANGLE WEAVE

St. Petersburg
bracelet

designed by Ruth Vickery

Inspired by the beauty of St.


Petersburg chain, this bracelet
features strips of beadwork you
can join two different ways.

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The following instructions bracelet minus 12 in. (1.3 cm) Joining the MATERIALS
are for the black bracelet for the clasp. End and add double strips black bracelet 6 in.
design. To make the blue thread (Basics) as needed. [1] Arrange the double layer (16.5 cm)
bracelet, see Alternate strips as shown in figure 5 110 seed beads
design on p. 162. Second layer so the two strips form a 8 g color A (Miyuki 401F,
[1] With the needle exiting point. Add 1 yd. (1.4 m) black opaque matte;
stepbystep the two As in the last column, of thread to the beadwork, www.bellomodo.com)
pick up two As and a B. Skip and exit the last inside edge 3 g color B (Miyuki 462,
Double layer strips the B, and sew back through B of the top strip, leaving a gold metallic iris;
First layer the next four As and the 1-ft. (30 cm) tail. www.bellomodo.com)
[1] On a comfortable length following B (figure 3, ab). [2] Working in modified 2 g 150 seed beads (Miyuki
of thread, attach a stop [2] Pick up six As, and sew right-angle weave (Basics), 401, black opaque;
bead (Basics), leaving a 6-in. through the third and fourth pick up a 150 seed bead, a B, www.bellomodo.com)
(15 cm) tail. Pick up a color B As in the same direction so and a 150, and sew through 1 -in. (1.3 cm) button
110 seed bead and six color A the fifth and sixth As form the corresponding B of the KO beading thread
110 seed beads. Sew through a new column (bc). other strip (figure 5, ab). beading needles, #11 or #12
the third and fourth As in the [3] Pick up a B, and sew back Pick up a 150, a B, and a 150,
same direction so the fifth through the next three As in and sew through the B your blue bracelet colors:
and sixth As form a new the same column (figure 4, thread exited at the start 110 seed beads
column (figure 1, ab). Pick ab). Continue through the of this step (bc). Continue color A (Miyuki 2038,
up a B, and sew back B and two As in the next through the next six beads matte opaque denim luster;
through the next three As column (bc). of this stitch (cd). www.auntiesbeads.com)
in the first column (bc). [4] Pick up four As, sew [3] Pick up a 150, and sew color B (Miyuki 551,
[2] Pick up a B, and sew through the first and second through the next B of the gilt light lined opal;
through the two As in the As just added in the same top strip (de). Pick up a www.auntiesbeads.com)
next column (cd). direction, and snug them up 150, a B, and a 150, and sew 150 seed beads (Miyuki
[3] Pick up four As, sew to the previous beads. through the corresponding B 150, transparent sapphire;
through the first and second [5] Repeat steps 3 and 4 of the bottom strip (ef). Pick www.auntiesbeads.com)
As just added in the same for the remaining length of up a 150, and sew through 2 38-in. (1 cm) buttons
direction, and snug them up to the strip. the next B (fg). Continue
the previous beads (figure 2, [6] To complete the last through the next four beads
ab). Pick up a B, and sew column, pick up two As and of this stitch (gh).
back through the next three a B, skip the B, and sew back [4] Pick up a 150, and sew
DESIGN NOTE:
As in the same column (bc). through the next four As in through the next B of the
Fireline 6 lb. test may
[4] Pick up a B, and sew the same column. Remove bottom strip (hi). Pick up
be used in place of KO
through the two As in the the stop bead, and end the a 150, a B, and a 150, and
thread.
next column (cd). working thread and tail. sew through the correspond-
[5] Repeat steps 3 and 4 [7] Make another double ing B of the top strip. Pick up
for the desired length of the layer strip. a 150, and sew through the

b 110 seed bead, color A


b
d a d 110 seed bead, color B
c c
a 150 seed bead
FIGURE 1 FIGURE 2

a
c
b FIGURE 3
e g a
d
h
c i b
f

b
c
FIGURE 4 FIGURE 5

a
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a

i a
k e c
j g d
h b
f

b the following four beads of


this stitch (ij).
[7] Pick up a 150, and sew
through the next B of the
single strip (jk).
FIGURE 6 FIGURE 7 [8] To begin the button hole
opening, pick up a 150, and
sew through the next A and
B of the single strip (figure 8,
ab). Repeat this stitch once
g more (bc).
c b a
c [9] Pick up a 150, a B, and
d a 150, and sew through
d e f a
b the corresponding B of the
double strip (cd).
[10] Pick up a 150, and sew
through the next A and B of
FIGURE 8 FIGURE 9 the double strip (de). Repeat
this stitch once more (ef).
[11] Pick up a 150, and sew
next B. Continue through the the thread path, and end inside edge B of the double through the beadwork as
next four beads of this stitch. the thread. strip (ab). shown to exit the first 150
[5] Repeat steps 3 and 4 [4] Pick up a 150, a B, and picked up in step 9 (fg).
for the remainder of the Alternate design a 150, and sew through the [12] Repeat steps 5 and
strips, but do not end the [1] Work steps 15 of First next B of the single strip, 6 for the remainder of
working thread. layer and step 1 of Second with the needle pointing the strips.
layer to make two strips toward this end of the [13] Pick up a 150, and
Clasp 1 in. (2.5 cm) longer than beadwork (bc). Pick up sew through the end B of the
[1] With the 1-ft. (30 cm) the desired bracelet length. a 150, and sew through double strip (figure 9, ab).
tail, sew through the end End the working threads the next five beads of this Sew through the beadwork
150 and B of the right-angle and tails. Work steps 15 of stitch (cd). to exit the B your thread
weave join. Pick up four 150s, First layer and steps 16 [5] Pick up a 150, and sew exited at the start of this
the shank of a button, and of Second layer to make through the next B of the step (bc).
four 150s, and sew through a double layer strip 1 in. single strip (de). Pick up a [14] Pick up four 150s,
the B your thread is exiting. (2.5 cm) longer than the 150, a B, and a 150, and sew the shank of a button, and
Retrace the thread path desired bracelet length. End through the corresponding B four 150s, and sew through
through the button and the the working thread and tail. of the double strip (ef). Pick the B your thread exited at
first right-angle weave stitch, Arrange the single strips up a 150, and sew through the start of this step (cd).
and end the tail. on each side of the double the next B. Continue through Retrace the thread path
[2] With the working thread, strip so that the ends form the following four beads of through the button and the
sew through the last column, a diagonal. this stitch (fg). last right-angle weave stitch.
and exit the center B (figure 6, [2] Add 1 yd. (1.4 m) of [6] Pick up a 150, and sew End the thread.
point a). Pick up four As, thread to the single top strip, through the next B of the [15] Work as in steps 214
a B, four As, a B, and four and exit the last inside edge double strip (gh). Pick up a to attach the bottom single
As, and sew through the cor- B with the needle pointing 150, a B, and a 150, and sew strip to the other side of the
responding B on the opposite toward the other end (figure 7, through the corresponding double strip, creating a second
side (ab). Test the fit of the point a). B of the single strip (hi). Pick button hole opening at one
button, and add or remove [3] Pick up a 150, a B, and a up a 150, and sew through end and attaching a second
beads if necessary. Retrace 150, and sew through the last the next B. Continue through button to the other end. w

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RIGHT-ANGLE WEAVE / BEAD WEAVING

Ribbons
of pearls
ornament
Beaded ornaments make great gifts
just in time for the holiday season.

designed by Cathy Lampole

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10 mm pearl
d
a c c
b 6 mm pearl
c
d 4 mm pearl
e 4 mm fire-polished bead

4 mm bicone crystal
110 seed bead
d

f f
c

d d
b e
f b b c
h a
a a b
g g a
h e
e

FIGURE 1 FIGURE 2 FIGURE 3 FIGURE 4 FIGURE 5

stepbystep and exit the 4 mm pearl your thread keeping an even tension (bc). For
exited at the start of this step (gh). the last stitch, pick up an 110, and
Embellished bands [6] Pick up seven 110 seed beads, skip sew through the next center 4 mm
[1] On 5 ft. (1.5 m) of thread, pick up the next edge bead, and sew through pearl (cd).
four 4 mm pearls. Sew through all the the following center 4 mm pearl in the [10] Repeat step 9 on this edge of the
beads again to form a ring, leaving a band (figure 2, ab). Repeat this stitch band using an even tension, and exit
6-in. (15 cm) tail (figure 1, ab). 10 more times, alternating edges of the second center 4 mm pearl from
[2] Working in right-angle weave the band (bc). the end (de).
(Basics), pick up a 4 mm fire-polished [7] Pick up six 110s, and sew through [11] Retrace the thread path from
bead, a 4 mm pearl, and a fire-polished the 110 just before the next center 4 mm step 9 through the first four fire-
bead. Sew through the 4 mm pearl your pearl. Continue through the 4 mm pearl polished units, and exit the next
thread is exiting, and continue through and the following 110 (cd). center 4 mm pearl (ef).
the next two beads (bc). Repeat this [8] Pick up five 110s, and sew through [12] Pick up a 4 mm bicone crystal,
stitch three more times for a total the 110 just before the next center 4 mm an 110, and a bicone. Cross the pearl
of four fire-polished units (cd). pearl. Continue through the pearl and unit diagonally, and sew through the
[3] Working in right-angle weave, pick the next 110 (de). Repeat this stitch next center 4 mm pearl (figure 4, ab).
up three 4 mm pearls. Sew through the eight times, alternating edges of the band Repeat the stitch two more times (bc).
4 mm pearl your thread is exiting, and (ef). To complete the last stitch, pick [13] Pick up a bicone, and sew through
continue through the next two beads up six 110s, and sew through the next the last 110 added in the previous step.
(de). Repeat this stitch two more times center 4 mm pearl (fg). Continue Pick up a bicone, and sew through the
for a total of three pearl units (ef). through the next three 4 mm pearls next center 4 mm pearl (cd). Repeat
[4] Repeat step 2 to work four fire- (gh). these two stitches two more times (de).
polished units (fg). [9] Pick up an 110, and sew through End the working thread and tail (Basics).
[5] Work one more pearl unit as in the next 4 mm edge bead (figure 3, ab). [14] Repeat steps 113 to make a total
step 3. Sew through all the beads again, Repeat this stitch 10 more times, of seven bands.

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MATERIALS
purple ornament 258 in. (6.7 cm)
1 258-in. (6.7 cm) diameter
glass ball ornament
(www.rabbithollowcreations.com)
crystal pearls (Swarovski, mauve)
21 10 mm
FIGURE 7 28 6 mm
210 4 mm
98 4 mm bicone crystals (Swarovski,
amethyst AB 2X)
FIGURE 6 168 4 mm fire-polished beads
(Czech, amethyst)
5 g 110 seed beads (Miyuki 1012,
b c smoky amethyst AB)
a Fireline 6 lb. test
d
beading needles, #11 or #12

e white ornament colors:


10 mm, 6 mm, and 4 mm crystal pearls
(Swarovski, light gray)
4 mm bicone crystals (Swarovski,
crystal satin AB)
4 mm fire-polished beads
FIGURE 9
(Czech, crystal AB)
110 seed beads (Miyuki 1001,
silver-lined crystal AB)

FIGURE 8

Joining the bands and sew through the next 4 mm pearl Fringe loops
[1] Add 5 ft. (1.5 m) of thread to a band (bc). Repeat this stitch to complete the [1] Pick up three 110s, a fire-polished
(Basics), exiting the first 4 mm edge pearl round (cd), and sew through the next bead, an 110, a bicone, an 110, a fire-
on the right side of the band with the edge 4 mm pearl (de). polished bead, an 110, a 4 mm pearl,
needle pointing away from the beadwork. [5] Pick up an 110, a fire-polished bead, an 110, a 4 mm pearl, an 110, a 6 mm
[2] Pick up a 4 mm pearl, and sew and an 110, and cross diagonally to sew pearl, an 110, a 6 mm pearl, an 110,
down through the first 4 mm edge pearl down through the next edge 4 mm pearl a 10 mm pearl, an 110, a 10 mm pearl,
on the left side of another band with the (figure 7). Repeat this stitch to complete an 110, a 10 mm pearl, an 110, a 6 mm
needle pointing toward the beadwork the round, and end the thread. pearl, an 110, a 6 mm pearl, an 110,
(figure 5, ab). Pick up an 110, a 4 mm [6] Add 212 yd. (2.2 m) of thread to a 4 mm pearl, an 110, a 4 mm pearl,
pearl, and an 110, and sew up through the other end of a band, exiting the an 110, a fire-polished bead, an 110,
the pearl your thread exited at the start end 4 mm pearl. Pick up an 110, a fire- a bicone, an 110, a fire-polished bead,
of this step (bc). Retrace the thread polished bead, an 110, a fire-polished and three 110s. Sew through the end
path, and sew through the beadwork bead, and an 110, and sew through 4 mm pearl in the band in the same
to exit the first 4 mm edge pearl on the the end 4 mm pearl in the next band direction to form a loop (figure 9).
right side of the band just added (cd). (figure 8). Repeat this stitch to complete Retrace the thread path through the
[3] Work as in step 2 to join the the round, and pull tight. The bands loop, and sew through the beadwork
remaining bands and to join the last should fit snugly around the ornament. to exit the end 4 mm pearl in the
band to the first band (de). Place the If they dont, increase or decrease the next band.
beadwork on the ornament. number of beads between the bands in [2] Repeat step 1 to add a loop to
[4] Sew through the beadwork to exit this round for a proper fit. Retrace the each band, and end the thread. w
an end 4 mm pearl on the top of the thread path of the round again, exiting
ornament (figure 6, ab). Pick up an 110, an end 4 mm pearl in a band.

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Pathway
MODIFIED RIGHT-ANGLE WEAVE / BEAD WEAVING

This lovely bracelet


has a uniform style

of petals
that uses seed beads
and round beads
to accent its petals.

Petal beads take a bracelet


from earthy to elegant.
designed by Nichole Starman

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c MATERIALS
brown bracelet 7 in. (19.1 cm)
36 13 x 14 mm rose petal beads c
(CT13010, opaque light beige/copper
a b d c b
Picasso; www.bellomodo.com)
FIGURE 1 17 6 mm round beads (gold/smoky
c a topaz luster)
c a a b d 80 seed beads
b 4 g color A (Toho 422, gold lustered dark
b
chocolate bronze)
c a17 color B (Toho 708, matte Casseopia)

b 2 g 110 seed beads (Toho 83, metallic


FIGURE 3 iris brown)
FIGURE 2
clasp
Fireline or Wildfire 6 lb. test
beading needles, #11 or #12

mauve
13 x 14 mm rose petal beadbracelet colors:
13 x 14 mm rose petal bead 13 x 14 mm rose petal beads
(LS70001, stone topaz luster/mauve;
6 mm bead www.bellomodo.com)
6 mm bead 13 x 14 mm rose petal bead
80 seed bead, color A 6 mm round beads (light rose glass

80 seed bead, color A pearl; www.fusionbeads.com)
80 seed bead, color B 80 seed beads (SB0799, sparkling
80 seed bead, color B 6 mm bead
110 seed bead rose-lined clear; www.fusionbeads.com)
110 seed bead FIGURE 4 11 seedbead,
800seed beads
color(SB2077,
A sparkling
raspberry-lined crystal clear;
80 seed bead, color B
www.fusionbeads.com)
110 seed bead
There is a front and a back to each This bracelet has 17 base rings,
petal bead. For the purposes of including the starting ring from step 1.
these instructions, the front has an End and add thread (Basics) as needed. DESIGN NOTE:
a
indentation in the center, and the The color Bc 80 seed beads are
back has a slight peak. Clasp a guide for attaching the petals
Pick up three 110 seed beads, half of to the base. If you prefer, you a
stepbystep a the clasp, and three 110s. Sew through can workd the base bin just one c
c the last two 80s your thread exited at color of 80.
Bracelet base the start of this step. Retrace the thread
[1] On a comfortable length of thread, path, and exit between the two end 80s d
pick up a color B 80 seedd bead and bseven (figure a2). If necessary, the number of
c
color A 80 seed beads. Sew through the 110s may be adjusted to accommodate
beads again to form a ring, leaving a your clasp.
6-in. (15 cm) tail, and continue through
d b
the next six beads (figure 1, ab). Petals
[2] To work a four-bead join: Pick [1] Pick up a 13 x 14 mm rose petal
up a B and an A, and sew through the bead from back to front, a 6 mm round
last two 80s your thread exited at the bead, and a petal from front to back.
start of this step. Retrace the thread This forms a petal set. Sew down
path, and continue through the c new through the B in the next four-bead a
B and A (bc). join (figure 3, ab).
b c
[3] To work the next base ring: Pick [2] Sew through all four beads in the
up six As, and sew through the B and join to exit the A beside the B (bc). a
c
the A your thread exited
a at the start of [3] Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the length b
this step. Retrace the thread path, and a b base ring.
of the base except for the last c
c d
continue through the next four As (cd). [4] To embellish the last base ring:
[4] Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the desired Repeat step 1, exiting the first B added
length of the bracelet, ending on step 3.a in the base (figure 4). Sew through the b
b a
d
c
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b

c a 13 x
last petal from back to front, and [5] Pick up two 110s, and sew through
a b d continue through the 6 mm added in the center 110 of the next three 110s b
13
this step (figure 5). Snug up the beads. x 14 mm rose petal bead
added in step 2 (figure 8, ab). 6 mm
13 x 14 mm rose petal bead
c a [6] Pick up two 110s, and sew through 80 see
Top embellishment 6 mm bead the petal in the next set, on the top side
6 mm bead 80 see
[1] Positionb your bracelet horizontally of the base, from front to back (bc).
on your work surface so that the 80 seed
edgebead, [7]A Sew down through the two 80s
of color 80 seed bead, color A 110 s
the bracelet closest to you has the color
80 seed B color
bead, shown
B in the next four-bead join 80 seed bead, color B
80s. This will be referred to as the bottom (figure 9, ab). Continue through the
110 seed bead 110 seed bead
of the bracelet, and the edge farthest following three 80s, exiting the B in
FIGURE 5 away from you will be called the top. the next four-bead join (bc). 13 x 14
Position the last petal to the bottom side [8] Sew through the petal adjacent to
of the base and the other petal in the the B, on the bottom side of the base,
same set to the top side of the base. from back to front (cd). 6 mm bea
Repeat for each petal set13inx the
14 mmbase. [9] Repeat steps 58 for the length
rose petal bead 80 seed b
[2] Pick up three 110s, and sew up of the base.
through the 6 mm in the next petal 80 seed b
6 mm bead
set (figure 6). Repeat this stitch for End petals a and 110 seed
the length of the base. 0 second c clasp half
8 seed bead, color A
[3] With the thread exiting the last [1] With your thread exiting the last
a 80 seed a B
6 mm, pick up three 110s, andbead,
sewcolor
down petal from back to front, pick up five
c c b from front to back
through the 80 shown (figure
110 seed7, ab).
bead 110sd and a petal
Continue through the next three 80s, (figure 10, ab). Sew through the eight
b exiting the B in the next four-bead
d b 80s in the last base ring (bc).
d
join (bc). [2] Sew through the new petal from
FIGURE 6 [4] Sew through the petal adjacent back to front (cd) and the five 110s
to the B, on the bottom side of the base, added in step 1 (de).
from back to front (cd). [3] Sew through the next petal from
front to aback, and continue through the
endc B in the base (ef)c.
b

a d b
c
a
c a

d bb c
c a a

b c c b
a
FIGURE 7 d
b b
a
d d

c FIGURE 9 a
b
b c d
c

a f
b a
a
c d e
b
d
c
b 8
FIGURE
b FIGURE 10
f d
c a
e
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13 x 14 mm rose petal bead

a
6 mm
c bead
80 seed bead, color A
8d0 seed bead, color
b B
c a
[4] Pick up an 110, and sew through 110 seed bead
the third 110 added in step 1. Pick b c
up an 110, and sew through the end
6 mm (figure 11).
[5] Sew through the beadwork to a
exit the end A and B, and repeat the d
instructions for Clasp. End the
working thread and tail.
[6] Add 24 in. (61 cm) of thread to
the other end of the bracelet, exiting the
last top-side petal from back to front.
Pick up two 110s, and sew through the a
center 110 added in step 3 of the Topc c a
embellishment (figure 12, ab).
b c
[7] Pick up two 110s and a petal from
front to back, and sew through the 80 d b
shown (bc). Sew through the new petal
b
from back to front (figure 13, ab). a b
d d
[8] Sew through the last two 110s c
added, the center 110, the first two 110s
added, and the following petal from f
front to back (bc). End the thread. w a
e

c a

b b c
d
c

f b a
a
a d
e
b

FIGURE 12

a c

a b
c

FIGURE 11 FIGURE 13

169

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Studded
CUBIC RIGHT-ANGLE WEAVE / STRINGING

bracelet
Stitch cubic right-angle weave tubes to
string between two-hole bead studs for
an easy-to-wear bracelet.
designed by Dana Rudolph

stepbystep
CRAW tubes
[1] On 18 in. (46 cm) of
Fireline 6 lb. test, pick up
four 110 seed beads, and sew
through all the beads again
to form a ring, leaving a 6-in.
(15 cm) tail. Retrace the
thread path of the ring, and
then sew through the first
three beads to exit opposite
the tail. This is the first right-
angle weave stitch.
[2] Make a flat strip of right-
angle weave (Basics) thats
three stitches long. Form the
strip into a ring: Pick up an
110, sew through the end 110
in the first stitch (figure 1,
ab), pick up an 110, and sew
through the end 110 in the
last stitch (bc). Sew through
the four 110s on top of the
cube, and then do the same
on the bottom (figure 2).
This completes the first
cubic right-angle weave
(CRAW) unit.
[3] Subsequent CRAW units
will be worked off of the
four top 110s in the previous
unit. For clarity, the next unit
is worked in a different color
bead in the photos. With
your thread exiting one of
the top 110s, work the

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3 b
MATERIALS
cream/gold bracelet
b
2 4 612 in. (16.5 cm)a
6 12 mm two-hole bead
a c
c (opaque beige lumi)
studs
4 80 seed beads (Miyuki
1
196, 24kt yellow gold-lined
opal)
FIGURE 1 FIGURE 2 56 g 110 seed beads
6 5 4 3 1 2 d
(Miyuki 196, 24kt yellow
gold-lined opal)
1 g 150 seed beads (Miyuki
196, 24kt yellow gold-lined
opal)
2 g 130 Charlottes
(24kt gold plate)
2-strand box clasp
a b c
Fireline 6 lb. and 10 lb. test
beading needles, #11

PLEASE PROOF: bronze/green bracelet


Title BNB Illustrator Kellie
Individual illustrators, colors:
designers, art directors, Issue APRIL 2011 Designer
Job # MAG-BNB-APR11 12 mm two-hole bead studs
Art Dir.
and editors must proof
and sign this form. Code BNB-SW0411 Story(antique
Ed. bronze)
b Proof 1 Man. 0 seed beads (Miyuki 196,
8Ed.
Date 01-14-11 Exec.24kt
Ed. yellow gold-lined opal)
d e f Return Editor
110 seed beads (Toho 457,
a gold-lustered green)
following stitches: next top 110, and pick up two through the four new top 150 seed beads (Miyuki 91,
First stitch: Pick up three 110s. Sew through the side 110s (photo
c e). 24kt gold plated)
110s, and sew through the 110 in the previous stitch, the [4] Work step 3 again to 130 Charlottes (24kt gold
top 110 your thread just third top 110, and the first make a tube that is three plate)
exited and the first 110 just 110 just picked up (photo c). CRAW units long.
picked up (photo a). Fourth stitch: Pick up one [5] With your thread exiting copper/green bracelet
d
Second stitch: Pick up two 110, and sew through the side a top 110 in the last unit, colors:
110s, sew through the next 110 in the first stitch, the pick up a 130 Charlotte, and 12 mm two-hole bead studs
top 110, the side 110 in the fourth top 110, the side 110 sew through the next top 110 (copper matte; Eclectica,
previous stitch, and the two in the previous stitch, and the (photo f). Repeat this stitch to 262-641-0961)
110s just picked up (photo b). 110 just picked up (photo d). add a 130 between all of the 80 seed beads (Miyuki 457L,
Third stitch: Sew through the To complete the unit, sew four top 110s. metallic light bronze
110 seed beads (Miyuki
2008, matte/metallic
patina iris)

Elasticize me! 150 seed beads, in place of


the 130 Charlottes (Toho
721, galvanized blue gold)
PLEASE PROOF:
For this fabulous stretchy Title BNB Illustrator Kellie
Individual illustrators,
Issue APRIL 2011 Designer
stud bangle, use sturdy
designers, art directors, Materials continued on p. 172
and editors must proof Job # MAG-BNB-APR11 Art Dir.
elastic like Elastoma bythis form.
and sign Code BNB-SW0411 Story Ed.
BeadSmith and string Proof 1 Man. Ed.
80 seed beads between the Date 01-14-11 Exec. Ed.
CRAW tubes and the bead Return Editor
studs. Instead of a clasp,
string another bead stud, tie
overhand knots, and dot the
knots with Super New Glue.

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Materials continued from p. 171 150 seed beads, a loop of half
of the clasp, and three 150s.
green/orchid bangle 214-in. Sew back through the 80,
(5.7 cm) inner diameter and snug up the beads, but
7 12 mm two-hole bead studs not too tight. Retrace the
(opaque green turquoise thread path through the
Picasso; Eclectica, tubes and studs.
h
262-641-0961) [3] When you exit the first
28 80 seed beads (Miyuki 274, tube, pick up an 80, three
amethyst-lined crystal AB) make up the tube (photo h). 150s, the corresponding loop
56 g 110 seed beads End the working thread and of the other half of the clasp,
(Toho 267FM, frost crystal) tail (Basics). and three 150s. Sew back
2 g 130 Charlottes (sage green) [7] Make a total of 14 through the 80.
elastic cord, 1 mm diameter tubes. [4] Remove the stop bead
(clear) from the tail, and tie the
Super New Glue Assembly threads together with a
g
[1] On 1 yd. (.9 m) of Fire- square knot (Basics). End
line 10 lb. test, attach a stop the threads.
[6] Sew through the next bead (Basics), leaving a 6-in. [5] Repeat steps 14 by
side 110 and the top 110 in (15 cm) tail. stringing the remaining tubes,
the next CRAW unit. Work [2] Pick up a repeating going through the available
as in step 5 (photo g). Repeat pattern of a CRAW tube holes of the studs, and
this step twice so that you and a 12 mm bead stud six attaching the available loops
have 130s at each corner of times, and then pick up a of the clasp. w
the three CRAW units that tube, an 80 seed bead, three

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Pearls
MODIFIED RIGHT-ANGLE WEAVE / BEAD WEAVING

&bows

Stitch an elegant pearl necklace


with a beaded bow to create
a timeless accessory.

designed by Jane Danley Cruz

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a
MATERIALS
necklace 16 in. (41 cm)
crystal pearls (Swarovski, b
cream)
3 8 mm
2 6 mm c
86 5 mm
100 4 mm
52 3 mm
3 g 130 Charlotte/true-cut
seed beads (Czech,
pearl eggshell;
www.shipwreckbeads.com)
clasp (www.agrainofsand.
com) FIGURE 1 f
Fireline 6 lb. test (crystal)
beading needles, #11
8 mm pearl
e

6 mm pearl a
b
a d
DESIGN NOTE: 5 mm pearl
To alter the length of b c
your necklace, add 4 mm pearl
or omit right-angle e
weave stitches from 3 mm pearl d
c
the neck straps, but 130 Charlotte
make sure the straps FIGURE 2 FIGURE 3 FIGURE 4
are the same length.
Each right-angle weave
stitch adds about 38 in. stepbystep [3] To work the next stitch: and a 130, and sew through
(1 cm) to a strap. Pick up a 130, a 5 mm, a 130, the 5 mm your thread exited
Neck straps a 5 mm, a 130, a 4 mm, and at the start of this step. Con-
[1] On 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread, a 130, and sew through the tinue through the next four
attach a stop bead (Basics), 5 mm your thread exited at beads added in this step (cd).
leaving an 8-in. (20 cm) tail. the start of this step. Continue Pick up eight 130s, and sew
Pick up a 5 mm pearl, a 130 through the next four beads through the 4 mm (de). End
Charlotte seed bead, a 5 mm, added in this step (bc). the working thread (Basics)
a 130, a 5 mm, a 130, a 4 mm [4] Repeat steps 2 and 3 but not the tail.
pearl, and a 130, and sew using a firm tension until [7] Make a second neck strap.
through the beads again you have a total of 20 right-
to form a ring. Continue angle weave stitches. You Embellishing
through the first five beads will have 20 4 mm pearls the straps
to exit the 5 mm opposite along the inner edge and 20 [1] Add a comfortable length
the tail, and snug up the 5 mm pearls along the outer of thread (Basics) to the first
beads (figure 1). You have edge for a 16-in. (41 cm) right-angle weave stitch of
completed the first right- finished necklace. a neck strap, exiting the
angle weave stitch. [5] Pick up a 130, a 3 mm end 5 mm with the needle
[2] To work the next stitch: pearl, a 130, a 5 mm, a 130, pointing toward the outer
Pick up a 130, a 4 mm, a 130, a 3 mm, and a 130, and sew edge (figure 4, point a). Sew
a 5 mm, a 130, a 5 mm, and through the 5 mm your thread through the next 130.
a 130, and sew through the exited at the start of this [2] Pick up three 130s, a
5 mm your thread exited step (figure 3, ab). Continue 3 mm, and three 130s. Skip
at the start of this step. Con- through the next four beads the next 5 mm, and sew
tinue through the next four added in this step (bc). through the following 130,
beads added in this step [6] Pick up a 130, a 3 mm, 5 mm, and 130 to exit the
(figure 2, ab). a 130, a 4 mm, a 130, a 3 mm, inner edge of the strap (ab).

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a

b
b
a c
d c
e
f
d

FIGURE 5 FIGURE 6

[3] Pick up five 130s, skip through the corresponding [2] Pick up five 4 mms, and steps 25, and exit the center
the next 4 mm, and sew four 130s at the end of the sew through the beads again 8 mm behind the other loop.
through the following 130, other neck strap (ab). Con- to form a ring. Continue [7] Repeat steps 26 on the
5 mm, and 130 to exit the tinue through the next 4 mm through the first three beads, other side of the center 8 mm.
outer edge of the strap (bc). and four 130s (bc), sew back and snug the ring close to the End the thread.
[4] Work as in steps 2 and 3 through the 3 mm, 8 mm, center 8 mm (figure 6, ab).
for the next 18 right-angle and 3 mm just added, and [3] Pick up two 4 mms, a Clasp
weave stitches, ending and sew through the remaining 5 mm, and two 4 mms, and [1] Remove the stop bead
adding thread as needed. four 130s on the first neck sew through the 4 mm your from the tail on one of the
[5] With your thread exiting strap. Retrace the thread path thread exited at the start of neck straps. Pick up three
the end 5 mm (point d), sew through the join several times, this step. Continue through 130s, a 3 mm, and three 130s,
through the next 130. Work and exit the 8 mm (cd). the next three beads added and sew through the 5 mm
as in steps 2 (de) and 3 (ef) in this step (bc). your thread exited at the start
to embellish the remaining Pearl bow [4] Pick up two 4 mms, a of this step. Retrace the thread
stitches of this neck strap. [1] Pick up 12 4 mms, 6 mm pearl, and two 4 mms, path, and exit the 3 mm.
End the thread. and sew back through the and sew through the 5 mm [2] Pick up five 130s and half
[6] Repeat steps 15 for the center 8 mm in the opposite your thread exited at the of the clasp, and sew through
other neck strap. direction to form the first start of this step. Continue the 3 mm again. Retrace the
loop of the bow (de). Pick through the next three beads thread path several times,
Joining the straps up 12 4 mms, and sew back added in this step (cd). and end the tail.
[1] Add 2 ft. (61 cm) of through the center 8 mm to [5] Pick up two 4 mms, an [3] Repeat steps 1 and 2
thread to one neck strap, form the second loop (ef). 8 mm, and two 4 mms, and for the other neck strap. w
and exit the fourth 130 at the Retrace the thread path sew through the 6 mm your
end opposite the stop bead through the loops and the thread exited at the start of
(figure 5, point a). center 8 mm several times, this step (de).
[2] Pick up a 3 mm, an 8 mm and exit the center 8 mm [6] Retrace the thread path
pearl, and a 3 mm, and sew behind one of the loops. through the beads added in

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Beadedparade
bead
CUBIC RIGHT-ANGLE WEAVE / BEAD WEAVING

Stitch a procession of
beaded beads outfitted
in metallics and jewel tones.

designed by Yvonne King

Fire-polished beads look like rubies as they peek through these gold- Side 1: Pick up an 110,
tone rondelles stitched with round seed beads and triangles. One a triangle, and an 110. Repeat
this pattern twice more, and
rondelle leads to the next as you work the bracelet as a continuous sew through the three beads
piece, and the end beads hide a magnetic clasp for easy wear. in the base your thread exited
at the start of this step
(photo b).
stepbystep three more times. Sew through side (photo a). This will Side 2: Sew through the
all the beads again to form be the base or bottom of next three beads in the base.
First beaded bead a ring, leaving a 1-yd. (.9 m) the frame. Pick up an 110, a triangle,
Cube-shaped frame tail, and continue through [2] Work in modified cubic and an 110. Repeat this
[1] On 3 yd. (2.7 m) of the first two 110s, triangle, right-angle weave as follows pattern once more, and sew
thread, pick up two 110 seed and 110. Shape the ring to create the sides of the through the nearest three
beads and an 110 triangle into a square with an 110, frame: beads from the previous
bead. Repeat this pattern triangle, and 110 on each side and the three beads in

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Hidden magnets
make for a perfectly
integrated clasp. MATERIALS
bracelet 634 in. (17.1 cm)
89 4 mm fire-polished
beads (Czech, garnet red;
www.firemountaingems.com)
67 g 110 triangle beads (11-
311-TRI, light topaz;
www.cbbeads.com)
67 g 110 seed beads (Miyuki
457, metallic dark bronze;
www.caravanbeads.com)
45 g 150 seed beads
(Japanese 634, gold
silver-lined AB;
www.beyondbeadery.com)
a b c 2 516 x 18-in. (8 x 3 mm)
magnets for clasp
(item #67488,
www.harborfreight.com)
Fireline 4 or 6 lb. test
beading needles, #12

d e f

DESIGN NOTE:
g h i Make separate beaded
beads by omitting the
the base. Pull the thread tight to add a 150 at each corner step up through the first connector, and string
to begin forming a three- of side 4 (photo f). Note: three beads added in them on a Pandora-style
dimensional form (photo c). In the photo, side 4 is now this round. bracelet. Use different
Side 3: Repeat side 2 (photo d). facing up for clarity. This Round 2: Pick up a triangle, colors of 4 mm fire-
Side 4: Sew through the last side of the cube will form and sew through the next polished beads to mimic
three beads in the base, and the opening on one end of three beads added in the other gemstones.
continue through the nearest the beaded bead. previous round (photo h).
three beads from side 1. Pick [2] Sew through the nearest The triangles should stack
up an 110, a triangle, and 110 and triangle from side 3. to form a diamond shape.
an 110, and sew through the In the following photos, side Repeat this stitch to complete
nearest three beads from side 3 will be facing up. the round, but do not step up.
3 (photo e). Do not reinforce [3] Work two rounds of [4] With your thread exiting
the base or any of the sides; beadwork off this side the three beads at one corner,
your work should be floppy. as follows: pick up a 4 mm fire-polished
Round 1: Pick up a 150, bead, and sew through the
Embellishments an 110, and a 150, and sew corresponding three beads
[1] Pick up a 150 seed bead, through the next triangle in the previous corner, with
and sew through the next (photo g). Repeat this stitch your needle pointing toward
three beads of side 4. Repeat to complete the round, and the starting corner (photo i).

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j k

Sew through the next 12 Connector Subsequent beaded length; the last two beads
beads, and then work the [1] With your thread exiting beads will be the clasp beads. For
same thread path through an 110, a triangle, and an 110 [1] Pick up an 110, a a 634-in. (17.1 cm) finished
the remaining corners and on the side you just embel- triangle, and an 110. Repeat bracelet, work 16 beaded
the 4 mm. The 4 mm should lished, pick up a 150, an 110, this pattern two more times, beads, not including the
be perpendicular to the side a triangle, an 110, and a 150. and sew through the three clasp beads.
you embellished with 150s in Sew through the three beads beads your thread exited at
step 1. your thread exited at the the start of this step to form Clasp beads
[5] Sew through the next start of this step. Retrace the a ring. Shape the ring into a Work the first clasp bead
triangle, and work a round thread path, and exit the first square with an 110, triangle, just like the other beaded
of beadwork as follows: 150 added in this step. and 110 on each side. This beads, but insert a 516 x 18-in.
Round 3: Pick up two 150s, [2] Pick up an 110, a 150, an will be the base or bottom (8 x 3 mm) magnet into the
and sew through the next 110, a 4 mm, an 110, a 150, of the frame for the next cube-shaped frame before
triangle (photo j). Repeat this and an 110. Sew through the beaded bead. adding the embellishments.
stitch to complete the round, other 150 from the previous [2] Work step 2 of Cube- Make sure the correct
and retrace the thread path step, and sew back through shaped frame and all the (negative or positive) side
through the round. Exit a all the beads just added. Sew steps for Embellishments is facing out and away from
triangle. through the first 150 from and Connector. End and your bracelet. End the
[6] Sew through the adjacent the previous step (photo k). add thread (Basics) as working thread. Work the
triangle in the next side. Your thread should exit both needed. Being careful to second clasp bead with the
Make sure this is not the sides of the 150, and the attach the connectors to the tail, again making sure that
side you embellished with 4 mm in the loop of beads same side each time, continue the correct side is facing out.
150s in step 1. you just made should be adding beaded beads until End the tail. w
[7] Work as in steps 36 to next to the opening of the the bracelet is two beaded
embellish the remaining three previous beaded bead. Sew beads short of the desired
sides. Note: Where the side through the beadwork to exit
you are working on meets a the 110, triangle, and 110
previously embellished side, added in the previous step.
you will have three stacked
triangles as you work round
2. Also, in step 4, make sure
the 4 mm is oriented parallel
to the previous 4 mm(s). If
its not, sew through the
beadwork to exit the three
beads at the next corner
before adding the 4 mm.
[8] Sew through the
beadwork to exit an 110, a
triangle, and an 110 on the
remaining, unembellished
side. Repeat step 1. This is
the opening on the other end
of the beaded bead.

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BEAD WEAVING /
WIREWORK

Use three antiqued


colors of SuperDuos
to create a spiraling
bangle and matching
necklace and earrings
with a vintage vibe.

designed by Michelle McEnroe

Super spiral
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MATERIALS h i Row 4
all projects 2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo bead, color A g j Row 3
e d
Fireline 6 lb. test
f b c Row 2
beading needles, #11 or #12 2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo bead, color B
for necklace and earrings only: Row 1
a
2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo bead, color C
2 pairs of chainnose, flatnose,
and/or bentnose pliers FIGURE
roundnose pliers
wire cutters stepbystep B in the previous row (hi). Pick up a B,
and sew down through the available
bangle 2-in. (5 cm) inside diameter Bangle hole of the same B (ij).
6 g 2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo beads [1] On a comfortable length of thread, [6] Pinch the ends of the beadwork to
in each of 3 colors: attach a stop bead (Basics), leaving a form a tube. If you pinch the beads to
color A (14415, dark bronze) 6-in. (15 cm) tail. the front, the colors will spiral to the
color B (T5342, olive Picasso opaque) [2] Pick up two color A 2.5 x 5 mm left. If you pinch them to the back, they
color C (T6313, turquoise Picasso SuperDuo beads, and sew down will spiral to the right. For the purposes
opaque) through the available hole of the last of these instructions, we will pinch them
SuperDuo added (figure, ab). to the front.
necklace 23 in. (58 cm) [3] Pick up a color B 2.5 x 5 mm [7] Sew down through the available
1 12-in. (3550 mm) ceramic SuperDuo bead, and sew through the holes of the next two Cs and A (photo a).
pendant (www.antelopebeads.com) available hole of the same B. Repeat Continue up through the other hole of
4 6 mm beads (jasper) this stitch once more (bc). the same A, the following A, and the
1 g 2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo beads [4] Pick up a color C 2.5 x 5 mm next C (photo b).
in each of 3 colors (same colors SuperDuo bead, sew up through the [8] Sew through the beads as shown
as bangle) available hole of the same C, and pick to exit the B in the last row (photo c).
22 mm toggle clasp (TierraCast up another C (cd). This completes Retrace the thread path. Remove the
CP2311, antique copper radiant rows 1 and 2. stop bead, and end the tail (Basics).
square; www.fusionbeads.com) [5] Work the next two rows as follows: Notice the thread is exiting the right-
19 in. (48 cm) chain (antique copper) Row 3: Pick up a B, and sew down hand hole of the B. This means you
3 8 mm jump rings (antique copper) through the available hole of the same will be working in a counterclockwise
4 4 mm jump rings (antique copper) B. Continue down through the nearest direction when adding the next round.
2 2-in. (5 cm) eye pins (antique copper) hole of the B in the previous row, and Note: Since the rest of the bangle will
sew up through the other hole of the be worked in rounds, they will now be
pair of earrings same B (de). Repeat these stitches referred to as such, rather than rows.
1 g 2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo beads to add an A, sewing through the A [9] Work the next two rounds as
in each of 3 colors (same colors in the previous row (ef), and then follows:
as bangle) pick up a C. Round 5: Pick up an A, and sew down
4 6 mm beads (jasper) Row 4: Pick up a C, and sew down through the available hole of the same
2 11 x 16 mm filigree cones through the available hole of the same A. Continue down through the nearest
2 16 mm round links (antiqued copper C (fg). Continue down through the hole of the A in the previous round, and
notched link; www.etsy.com/shop/ nearest hole of the A in the previous sew up through the other hole of the
missficklemedia) row, and sew up through the other same A (photo d). Repeat this stitch to
2 2-in. (5 cm) eye pins (antique copper) hole of the same A (gh). Repeat these add a C and a B, and then continue up
2 2-in. (5 cm) head pins (antique stitches to add an A, sewing through the through the A added in this round. Your
copper)
pair of earring findings (antiqued
ball-tipped hammered copper;
www.etsy.com/shop/missficklemedia)

a b c

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d e f

thread should be exiting the left-hand work as shown (photo f) to join the [4] Open an 8 mm jump ring, and
hole of the A (photo e). This means you end SuperDuos. Retrace the thread attach half of the clasp to the other
will be working in a clockwise direction path of the join, and end the threads. end of a long chain. Repeat to attach
when adding the next round. the other half of the clasp to the other
Round 6: Pick up an A, and sew down Necklace long chain.
through the available hole of the same Beaded bead links [5] Open an 8 mm jump ring, and
A. Continue down through the nearest [1] On 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread and attach the pendant to the center link
hole of the B in the previous round, and leaving an 8-in. (20 cm) tail, work of the short chain.
sew up through the other hole of the steps 110 of Bangle for a total of
same B. Repeat this stitch to add a B 10 rounds. Earrings
and a C, and then continue up through [2] Secure the SuperDuos in round 10 [1] Work steps 13 of Beaded
the A added in this round. Your thread by sewing down through the other hole bead links.
should be exiting the right-hand hole of of the SuperDuo your thread is exiting, [2] On an eye pin, string a 6 mm bead,
the A. This means you will be working down through the nearest SuperDuo a beaded bead, and a filigree cone
in a counterclockwise direction when in the previous round, up through the (wide end first), and make a plain
adding the next round. other hole of the same SuperDuo, and loop (Basics).
[10] Continue working the two rounds up through the nearest hole of the next [3] Open the loop (Basics) of an earring
of step 9, alternating between clockwise SuperDuo in round 10. Repeat until all finding, and attach the top loop of
and counterclockwise stitching and the SuperDuos in round 10 have been the dangle.
adding the correct colors to match the secured. Using the tail, repeat this step [4] Open the bottom loop of the dangle,
spiral. Keep going until the bangle just for the SuperDuos in row 1, and end the and attach a 16 mm link.
fits around the widest part of your working thread and tail. [5] On a head pin, string a 6 mm bead,
hand, ending and adding thread [3] Make another beaded bead. and make a plain loop. Open the loop,
(Basics) as needed. Do not end the [4] On an eye pin, string a 6 mm bead, and attach it to the 16 mm link.
working thread. a beaded bead, and a 6 mm bead, and [6] Assemble the other earring. w
make a plain loop (Basics). Make a
TIP: When starting a new round, second beaded-bead link.
remember this: If your thread is
exiting the left hole, youll bead to Necklace assembly
the left; if its exiting the right hole, [1] Cut two 7-in. (18.4 cm) pieces of DESIGN NOTES:
youll bead to the right. chain (long) and one 4-in. (10.8 cm) Unfortunately, this pattern will
piece of chain (short). not work with Twin beads.
[11] Add 18 in. (46 cm) of thread to [2] Open a 4 mm jump ring (Basics), The size of the jump ring used
the tail end of the bangle, exiting an end and attach a beaded-bead link to one to attach the pendant may have
SuperDuo. Align both ends of the bangle end of the short chain. Repeat on the to be adjusted to accommodate
so that the pattern flows seamlessly, but other end of the chain with the other the pendants hole.
do not twist the beadwork. The bangle beaded bead. To make the earrings a mirror
should lie flat. If it does not, with the [3] Open a 4 mm jump ring, and image of each other, spiral one
working thread (not the thread added attach the other loop of a beaded bead to the left and the other one to
in this step), add rounds until the colors to one end of a long chain. Repeat to the right.
follow the spiral pattern. attach the other beaded bead to the
[12] With the thread on the tail end other long chain.
of the bangle, sew through the bead-

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LADDER STITCH / BRICK STITCH / BEAD WEAVING

Metallic
lace bracelet
Embellish a flexible knit-wire
band with a cube bead edging
and overlapping loops of
round beads and seed beads.

designed by Jimmie Boatright

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MATERIALS
copper bracelet 8 in. (20 cm)
9 in. (23 cm) WireLuxe knit wire
(meadow; www.limabeads.com)
6270 4 mm round beads
(Czech, luster opaque green;
www.limabeads.com)
6270 3 mm cube beads
a b c (Toho 134, matte metallic teal/
gold luster)
67 g 110 seed beads
(Miyuki 457, metallic dark
bronze)
clasp
2 20 mm ribbon crimp ends
(antique copper)
24 6 mm oval jump rings
(antique copper)
d e f Fireline 6 lb. test
beading needles, #10 or #11
stepbystep Edging row 2 2 pairs of chainnose pliers
[1] Add 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread to one end
Measure your wrist, subtract about 121 in. of the band, exiting the first 110 stack green bracelet colors:
(1.32.5 cm) for the clasp, and cut the knit in row 1. WireLuxe knit wire (laguna;
wire to that length. [2] Pick up three 110s, a 4 mm round bead, www.limabeads.com)
and three 110s. Skip the next cube, 110 4 mm round beads (Czech,
Edging row 1 stack, and cube, and sew down through the purple iris)
[1] Add 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread (Basics) to following 110 stack to create a loop (photo e). 3 mm cube beads (Toho 458,
one end of the knit-wire band as you would to [3] Skip the previous cube, and sew up metallic iris brown)
add a thread to beadwork. Exit at the end of through the next 110 stack (photo f). Make 110 seed beads (Toho 264,
this edge. sure your needle is in front of the loop inside-color rainbow crystal teal)
[2] Pick up two 110 seed beads and a 3 mm created in step 2.
cube bead. Working in modified ladder stitch, [4] Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the length
sew through all three beads just picked up. of the band. End the thread.
Snug up the beads so the cube sits next to [5] Work steps 14 along the other edge
the stack of two 110s, with the needle exiting of the band. DESIGN NOTES:
the cube and pointing toward the band. Use the beads in your
Working in modified brick stitch, sew through Clasp stash for a budget-friendly
the edge of the band (photo a) and back up [1] Slide one end of the band into the jaws bracelet. Substitute 60
through the cube. of a ribbon crimp end. Make sure the crimp seed beads for the cube
[3] Pick up two 110s, and sew up through is centered on the band and that there are beads, or mix and match
the last cube (photo b) and down through the no beads in the crimp. any 4 mm beads you have
new stack of two 110s. Sew through the edge [2] With chainnose pliers, crimp the ribbon on hand.
of the band (photo c) and back up through crimp securely onto the band.
the last 110 stack. [3] Work steps 1 and 2 for the other end
[4] Pick up a cube, and sew up through the of the band.
last 110 stack (photo d) and down through [4] Open a jump ring (Basics), and attach
the new cube. Sew through the edge of the the loop of a ribbon crimp to half of the
band and back up through the cube. clasp. Repeat this step on the other end.
[5] Repeat steps 3 and 4 for the length Note: If you use a toggle clasp, you may have
of this edge of the band, ending with step 3. to add two more jump rings to the toggle bar
End the thread (Basics). so it slides easily through the toggle ring. w
[6] Work steps 15 along the other edge
of the band.

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Triangular
LADDER STITCH / BEAD WEAVING

appeal

Surround oval crystals with


metallic triangle beads for
a glamorous look without
a hefty price tag.

designed by Anu Rao

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MATERIALS
necklace 11 in. (28 cm)
third plus ribbons
triangle 13 14 x 10 mm oval crystals
second (Swarovski #5050, amethyst)
triangle 12 3 x 2 mm crystal rondelles
last
triangle first triangle (Thunder Polish 18AB,
light purple)
18 g 80 triangle beads
FIGURE 1 FIGURE 2
(Toho SB0438, metallic silver;
www.fusionbeads.com)
3 g 110 cylinder beads (Miyuki
DB041, crystal silver lined)
2 34-in. (86 cm) satin ribbons
Fireline 6 lb. test (crystal)
beading needles, #11 or #12
14 x 10 mm
oval crystal

3 x 2 mm crystal rondelle
DESIGN NOTES:
80 triangle bead Use a thread color
110 cylinder bead that best matches your
triangle beads.
FIGURE 3 FIGURE 4
You can substitute .010
clear monofilament for
stepbystep the beadwork to exit the last Retrace the thread path, the thread, but note that
triangle added. exiting the first triangle monofilament can be
Crystal components [4] Pick up a triangle, and in the circular unit. If the hard to get through the
[1] On 5 ft. (1.5 m) of thread, stitch it to the triangle your triangle loop is a little loose triangles after a few
pick up two 80 triangle beads, thread is exiting. Repeat to around the crystal, retrace passes.
leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail. add 17 more triangles, the thread path through Use Toho triangles
Working in ladder stitch forming a straight row of the triangles in the loop for this project. Miyuki
(Basics), sew through both 18 triangles as shown in to tighten them. triangles wont work.
beads again, positioning figure 2. Use a medium [7] Sew through the bead-
the beads side by side so tension, making sure the work to exit the second
that their holes are parallel. triangles dont rotate out triangle in the circular unit,
Retrace the thread path twice of position. and stitch a triangle to it
using a tight tension. You [5] Hold the 14 x 10 mm (refer to figure 4).
will work this reinforced lad- oval crystal in place, bending [8] Sew through the
der stitch to add all the other the row of triangles around beadwork to exit the third
triangles in the necklace. the crystal. Stitch the last tri- triangle in the circular unit,
[2] Pick up a triangle, and angle in the row to the first and stitch a triangle to it.
stitch it to the previous trian- triangle in the circular unit, With your thread exiting the
gle as in step 1, positioning forming a loop, and exit the new triangle, stitch a triangle
the triangle as shown in first triangle in the circular to one side of it. Repeat twice
figure 1. Exit the triangle unit (refer to figure 3). to add a triangle to the oppo-
just added. [6] Sew through the crystal site side of the same triangle
[3] Repeat step 2 until you and the ninth triangle in and a triangle between the
have a total of six triangles, the loop. The ninth triangle two triangles just added.
positioning them as shown should have a flat side facing [9] Sew through the bead-
in figure 1. Work a ladder outward. Continue back work to exit the next triangle
stitch through the first through the crystal and in the circular unit. Work as
and last triangles to form through the last triangle in in step 7 to add triangles to
a circular unit. Sew through the circular unit (figure 3). the next two triangles in the

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ninth triangle in the loop. the following triangle in the
The ninth triangle should previous component (point d)
have a flat side facing out- to form a circular unit.
ward. Sew back through the [5] Sew up through the
crystal and the triangle your center of the circle. Pick up a
thread exited at the start of 3 x 2 mm crystal rondelle,
this step. Retrace the thread and sew back down through
path, exiting the center the center of the circle. Sew up
triangle of the three at the through an adjacent triangle.
bottom (figure 5). [6] Continue adding cylin-
[3] Referring to figure 6, ders to all the triangles in the
embellish all the triangles new component, exiting the
with a flat side facing out- triangle shown (point e).
ward, adding a group of four [7] Repeat steps 46 to
triangles at both the top and connect a total of six
the bottom. End the working components, ending and
thread and tail. adding thread as needed.
FIGURE 5 FIGURE 6
Connecting the Center component
components [1] Position the center
Right side of necklace component as shown in
You will connect the crystal figure 8, with the larger
components for the right side cluster of triangles at the
b
e c of the necklace first. bottom and your thread
[1] Position the compo- exiting the triangle shown
nents so that the beaded (point a). Stitch the triangle
tail is at the bottom your thread is exiting to the
d of each component and triangle shown in the center
a is curving to the left (refer component (point b), exiting
to figure 7). the triangle in the center
[2] Add a comfortable component. Stitch this
length of thread (Basics) to triangle to the following
a component, exiting the triangle in the previous
triangle shown (figure 7, component (point c) to
point a), and add a triangle. form a circular unit.
Stitch the triangle just added [2] Sew up through the
to the next triangle on this center of the circle. Pick up
FIGURE 7 edge to form a circular unit. a rondelle, and sew back
Leave the center of this circle down through the center of
circular unit. Sew through Center component open for attaching the the circle. Sew up through
the beadwork to exit the first [1] Work as in steps 1 and 4 ribbon later. an adjacent triangle.
triangle in the loop. of Crystal components to [3] With your thread exiting [3] Add cylinders to the
[10] Stitch a triangle to make a straight row of 18 up out of a triangle, pick up center component as before,
the first triangle in the loop. triangles. Form the triangles an 110 cylinder bead, and exiting the triangle shown
Sew through the next two around a crystal, and join sew back down through (point d).
triangles so your thread is the first and last triangles the same triangle. Sew up
exiting the next triangle with at the bottom of the crystal. through an adjacent triangle, Left side of necklace
a flat side facing outward. The triangles will fit tightly and repeat this stitch for the [1] Position the remaining
Stitch a triangle to this around the crystal, and the remainder of the triangles crystal components for the
triangle in the loop. Repeat three triangles at the bottom in this component. Exit the left side of the necklace so
around the loop to add a will each have a flat side triangle shown (point b). that the beaded tail is
total of nine triangles (refer facing outward. Your thread [4] Stitch the triangle your at the bottom of each com-
to figure 4). End the working should be exiting the center thread is exiting to the ponent and is curving to the
thread and tail (Basics). triangle of these three (refer triangle shown in the next right (refer to figure 8).
[11] Repeat steps 110 to to figure 5). component (point c), exiting [2] Stitch the triangle your
make a total of 12 crystal [2] Sew through the crystal, the triangle in the new com- thread is exiting to the triangle
components. and continue through the ponent. Stitch this triangle to shown in the next component

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(point e), exiting the triangle
from the center component.
Stitch this triangle to the
following triangle in the next
component (point f) to form
a circular unit.
[3] Add a rondelle to
the circle as before, and
then add cylinders to the
component, exiting the
triangle shown (point g). g
[4] Continue to connect
and embellish the remaining
components, ending and
adding thread as needed.
When you finish, your thread
a
should be exiting the last e
component as in point g.
[5] Add one triangle to form d b
a circular unit, embellish it,
c
but do not add a rondelle.
f
End the thread.

Finishing
Center a 34-in. (86 cm)
ribbon through an end
circular unit. Tie the ribbon
to secure it to the beadwork.
Tie an overhand knot
(Basics) on each end of the
ribbon if needed to keep it
from fraying. Repeat this
step to add the other ribbon
on the other end of the FIGURE 8
beadwork. w

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KUMIHIMO /
BRICK STITCH /
PEYOTE STITCH

Fresh

dasy
as a

necklace
stepbystep
Stitch a stunning focal piece to Kumihimo rope
feature on a kumihimo necklace [1] Cut eight 48-in. (1.2 m) pieces of Super-lon cord (or three
times the desired finished length of the rope). Line up the ends,
studded with floral accents. and tie them together with an overhand knot (Basics). Drop
the knot through the hole in the kumihimo disk, and attach
designed by Wendy Speare a 30 g weight to the knot. I use a rubber band to attach a
plastic bag containing six nickels to the knot.

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cord 2 cord 1

3 mm Japanese drop bead, color B

80 seed bead, color A

110 seed bead, color A

110 seed bead, color C


cord 3 cord 8
110 cylinder bead, color B

110 cylinder bead, color C


cord 4 cord 7 150 seed bead, color A

cord 5 cord 6

PATTERN

FIGURE 1

Bead stringing order


Referring to the pattern above, string the beads starting with
those shown at the center of the diagram.
Cords 1 and 2: String a repeating pattern of two color A 80 seed
beads, two 3 mm drops, two A 80s, and two drops.
Cord 3: String a repeating pattern of three A 80s, a drop, three A
80s, and a drop.
Cords 46: String all A 80s. FIGURE 2

Cord 7: String a repeating pattern of two A 80s, a drop, three A


80s, a drop, and an A 80.
Cord 8: String a repeating pattern of two A 80s, a color C 110
seed bead, three A 80s, a C 110, and an A 80.

[2] String 128 beads on each cord according to the pattern


and bead stringing order. This will make about a 16-in. (41 cm)
rope. String more or fewer beads in the established pattern
to adjust the length. After you load a cord, push the beads up
to within 3 in. (7.6 cm) of the disk, and wrap the beaded
cord around a bobbin, leaving about 4 in. (10 cm) of cord
hanging from the edge of the disk. Label the bobbin with
the appropriate cord number, and slip the cord into the
appropriate slit in the disk, as shown in photo a.
a

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Row 4
Row 4
Row 3
Row 3

Row 2
Row 2
c
b
Row 1
a
Row 1

Row 5 b
Row 5

c Row 6
Row 6 FIGURE 5

[3] Work a section of braid without Row 7


beads: Pick up the top-right cord, and Row 7
slide it into the slit to the right of the
FIGURE 3 FIGURE 4
bottom two cords (figure 1). Pick up the
bottom-left cord, and slide it into the
slit to the left of the top cord (figure 2). and tie it tightly with a square knot first round. Insert the rivoli face up in
Rotate the disk clockwise one-quarter (Basics) around the unbeaded braid at the beadwork, and repeat rounds 2 and
turn. Repeat this step until you have the starting end of the rope (photo b). 3 on this side of the bezel. Tie a half-
about in. (1.3 cm) of plain braid. Apply a drop of E6000 to the knot. hitch knot (Basics). End the tail (Basics)
Make sure you end with cords 1 and 2 Repeat this step at the other end of the but not the working thread.
at the top of the disk and all the cords rope. Allow the glue to dry.
in the original order. [7] Cut through the braid between the Lower petals
[4] Continue braiding with the same knot you made in step 6 and the disk. [1] On 2 ft. (61 cm) of thread, pick up
motions as in step 3, but add beads: Cut through the braid at the other end three color B 110 cylinder beads and
Pick up a cord, slide the next bead up between the overhand knot and the three C cylinders, leaving a 6-in. (15 cm)
to the point of the braid, and tuck the beaded braid. tail. Sew through all the beads again to
bead under the cord that crosses over it. [8] Glue one end cap to each end of make two stacks of three beads. Work-
Complete the move by sliding the cord the rope (photo c). ing in ladder stitch (Basics) with three
into the appropriate slit. As you work, [9] Open a jump ring (Basics), and beads per stitch, add a stack of Bs, a
make sure the beads dont pop out from attach half of the clasp to one end stack of Cs, and a stack of Bs, as shown
under the crossed cord. If they do, of the rope. Repeat at the other end in row 1 of figure 3.
carefully unbraid the cords to the loose of the rope. Set the rope aside. [2] In modified brick stitch (Basics),
bead (being sure to maintain the correct work half of the petal as follows:
cord order), tuck the bead under the Daisy focal components Row 2: Work the first stitch with three
crossing cord, and resume braiding. Bezeled rivoli Bs and three Cs, and then add a stack
[1] On 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread, pick up of three Cs and a stack of three Bs.
TIP: Braiding is most successful 36 color C 110 cylinder beads, and tie Row 3: Work the first stitch with three
when the cords are stretched taut them into a ring with a square knot, Bs and a C, and add a stack of two Bs.
across the hole in the disk. If the leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail. Row 4: Work a stitch with two Bs.
point of the braid begins to drop [2] Work rounds of tubular peyote [3] Sew through the edge beads to exit
down below the face of the disk, stitch (Basics), stepping up after an edge B at the end of row 1. Work the
gently pull the opposing sets of each round: rest of the petal in rows:
cords tight so the point of the braid Round 1: Work one round with Row 5: Work the first stitch with three
raises up to the desired spot. C cylinders. Bs and three Cs, and then add a stack
Round 2: Work one round with of three Cs and a stack of three Bs.
[5] When you have braided all the color C 150 seed beads. Row 6: Work the first stitch with three
beads, or when the cord is the desired Round 3: Work one round with Bs and three Cs, and then add a stack
length, work in. (1.3 cm) of braid color D 150 one-cuts. of three Bs.
without beads. [3] Pull the beadwork snug, and then Row 7: Work a stitch with four Bs.
[6] Cut 6 in. (15 cm) of Super-lon cord, sew through to exit a C cylinder in the

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e f MATERIALS
b green/white necklace 17 in. (43 cm)
c a
b 1 14 mm rivoli (Swarovski, crystal
c a
d golden shadow)
5 g color B 3 mm Japanese drop beads
d e
(Miyuki 92021, opaque cream)
15 g color A 80 seed beads (Miyuki
F463T, matte metallic green iris)
110 seed beads
10 g color A (Miyuki F463T, matte metallic
green iris)
5 g color C (Miyuki 4202, Duracoat gold)
110 Miyuki Delica cylinder beads
6 g color B (DB0052, white AB)
FIGURE 6
4 g color C (DB0034, gold)
FIGURE 7 1 g color D 150 one-cuts (matte copper)
1 g 150 seed beads in each of 2 colors:
A (Miyuki F463T, matte metallic green
a iris), C (Miyuki 4202, Duracoat gold)
h
b c f clasp
g
e d 2 4 mm end caps with loops
FIGURE 8
c 2 4 mm jump rings
b nylon beading thread
a beading needles, #12
2 pairs of chainnose, flatnose, and/or
FIGURE 9 bentnose pliers
E6000 adhesive
[4] End the tail but not the working 110, and sew through the next bead in kumihimo disk with 8 bobbins and
thread. the round 1 picot and the first bead in 30 g weight
[5] Make a total of 12 lower petals. the next picot (cd). Repeat these three Super-lon beading cord, #18
stitches around, and step up through
Upper petals the nearest two beads from the start
Work as in Lower petals, but follow of this round (de).
the pattern in figure 4. Note that the Round 3: Pick up an A 110, and
only difference is that row 7 is shorter sew through the next bead in the DESIGN NOTES:
in the upper petals than in the lower picot (figure 7, ab). Pick up three This is a great stash-busting
petals. Make a total of 13 upper petals. A 110s, and make a picot (bc). project because most beaders
Pick up an A 110, and sew through have the majority of these supplies
Calyx the next bead in the round 2 picot on hand. Here are tips to make it
[1] On 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread, pick up (cd). Pick up an A 110, and sew even more budget friendly:
12 color A 110 seed beads. Tie the beads through the nearest bead in the next Consider using color C 150s
into a ring with a square knot, leaving a round 2 picot (de). Repeat these instead of color D 150 one-cuts.
6-in. (15 cm) tail, and sew through the four stitches around (ef). End the Dig through your supplies to
next few beads. working thread and tail. find varied hues for colors A, B,
[2] Work in rounds as follows: and C. Dont worry if they dont
Round 1: Pick up three A 110s, sew Leaves match perfectly the variation
through the bead your thread exited in [1] On 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread, pick up will make your final project even
the same direction (making a picot), and 17 A 110s. Leaving an 18-in. (46 cm) more interesting.
continue through the next two beads in tail, skip the last three beads, and sew Kumihimo disks arent expensive,
the ring (figure 5, ab). Repeat this stitch back through the previous one (figure 8, but if you dont have one,
around to make a total of six picots, ab). Work six peyote stitches with A you can make your own! Glue
and step up through the nearest A 110 110s, and end the row by picking up an together a stack of small foam
in the first picot (bc). A 110 (bc). dinner plates, and then cut a
Round 2: Pick up an A 110, and sew [2] Sew through the adjacent end bead, hole in the middle and 32 slits
through the next bead in the picot and work six peyote stitches (figure 9, around the perimeter.
(figure 6, ab). Pick up three A 110s, ab). Sew under the adjacent thread
and make a picot (bc). Pick up an A

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d

a
c
b

FIGURE 10 FIGURE 11 FIGURE 12

bridge, and sew back through the last the beadwork to exit at point e. next row. Retrace the thread path
two beads (bc). Dont end the thread. through the connection (figure 12), and
[3] Work five peyote stitches. Pick up [10] Make two more leaves, varying end the thread.
an A 110, sew under the adjacent edge the size and shape if desired. [2] Repeat step 1 with the remaining
thread bridge, and sew back through petals, spacing them evenly around the
the last bead added (cd). Bails bezel. There is not a petal for every bead
[4] Work five peyote stitches, sew under [1] On 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread, pick up in the center round of the bezel, so
the adjacent thread bridge, and sew four A 110s. Leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail, begin by adding a petal to every other
back through the last two beads (de). work in flat even-count peyote stitch bead in the round, and then fill in the
[5] Work four peyote stitches, sew (Basics) to make a strip that is 218 in. remaining petals as desired (photo e).
under the adjacent thread bridge, (5.4 cm) long and four beads wide. End [3] Sew through the beadwork to exit
and sew back through the last two with an even number of rows (photo d). a cylinder in the round nearest the face
beads (ef). [2] Zip up (Basics) the ends to form the of the rivoli. Using D one-cuts, work
[6] Work two peyote stitches (fg). strip into a ring. End the tail but not the a round of picots: Pick up three D
[7] Turn, and work two peyote stitches working thread. one-cuts, and sew through the next C
(gh). End the working thread. [3] Make a second bail. cylinder in the round. Repeat around
[8] With the tail, repeat steps 27 the ring (photo f), and end the thread.
(figure 10). Daisy focal assembly
[9] Sew under the adjacent thread Attaching upper petals to the bezel Attaching lower petals to the calyx
bridge and back through the last two [1] Using the thread from an upper [1] Using the thread from a lower petal,
beads (figure 11, ab). Pick up three petal, sew through a C cylinder in the sew through a side picot bead in round 1
color A 150 seed beads, and make a center round of peyote on the bezel, and of the calyx and the adjacent bead in the
picot (bc). Add five more picots as sew back through the adjacent bead at petal (photo g). Retrace the thread path,
shown in cd, and then sew through the end of the petal and a bead in the and end the thread.

d e f g

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[2] Repeat with the remaining lower
petals, spacing them evenly around
the calyx.

Attaching the layers of petals


[1] With the petal side of the calyx
facing up, place the bezel with the
attached petals onto the calyx.
[2] Add 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread (Basics)
h
to the calyx, and exit a center bead in
a round 2 picot. Zigzag between the
i
calyx and an adjacent bead in the sew through the A 110 at the tip of a
bezel (photo h) until the layers are round 3 picot on the calyx. Working
securely attached. in square stitch (Basics), add another
[3] Sewing through the petals, row of A 110s between the leaf and
randomly tack the layers of petals the calyx (photo i). End the thread.
together to prevent them from [2] Repeat step 1 with the remaining
flopping forward when the pendant leaves, positioning them as desired.
is worn. End the thread. [3] Position the flower as you would
like it to hang. Using the thread from
Attaching the leaves and bail a bail, sew through a tip A 110 on the
to the calyx appropriate calyx picot. Retrace the
[1] Position a leaf as desired under thread path a few times, and end the
the calyx. With the thread exiting the thread. Repeat with the other bail
j
leaf, pick up three to five A 110s, and (photo j). w

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KUMIHIMO / HERRINGBONE STITCH / SPIRAL ROPE

Fanciful
flowercup
braid designed by Kerrie Slade

Create a necklace or bracelet of cascading


blossoms using Flowercup beads and seed
beads in a kumihimo braid.

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MATERIALS
both projects
S-Lon cord
Fireline 6 lb. test
beading needles, #10
2 pairs of chainnose, flatnose, and/or
bentnose pliers
8 bobbins
crochet hook (optional)
E6000 or other adhesive
kumihimo disk with weight or binder clip

necklace 23 in. (58 cm)


300 7 x 5 mm glass Flowercup beads
FIGURE 1 FIGURE 2 (Czech, silver; www.kandrasbeads.com)
24 g 80 seed beads (Toho 176B,
stepbystep cords in the 6 oclock position (figure 1). transparent rainbow soft gray)
There will now be three cords in the 5 g 110 seed beads (Toho 176B,
Setup 6 oclock position. transparent rainbow soft gray)
[1] Cut eight 30-in. (76 cm) lengths [2] Pick up the bottom left-hand cord, clasp (www.agrainofsand.com)
of S-Lon cord. and bring it straight up to the left of the 2 6 mm jump rings
[2] Tie an overhand knot (Basics) at single cord in the 12 oclock position
one end of a cord, and pick up 32 (figure 2). bracelet 8 in. (20 cm)
80 seed beads. Starting at the end with [3] Turn the disk a quarter turn 72 7 x 5 mm glass Flowercup beads
the knot, wrap the cord and the strung clockwise so the cords in the 9 oclock (Czech, silver; www.kandrasbeads.com)
beads around a bobbin and secure, position are now in the 12 oclock 5 g 80 seed beads (Toho 176B,
leaving 10 in. (25 cm) of cord to work position. This completes the first transparent rainbow soft gray)
with. Repeat this step three times for a quarter of one kumihimo sequence. 1 g 110 seed beads (Toho 176B,
total of four cords with 80s. These cords [4] Repeat steps 1 and 2 three times, transparent rainbow soft gray)
will be called 80 cords. and then turn the disk a quarter turn. clasp (www.agrainofsand.com)
[3] For each of the remaining four [5] Repeat steps 14 four times for 2 6 mm jump rings
cords, work as in step 2, but pick up a total of five complete kumihimo
the following beads: an 80; a repeating sequences.
pattern of a 7 x 5 mm Flowercup bead [6] Making sure you begin with a
(narrow end to wide end) and two 80s Flowercup cord, work as in steps 14,
30 times; an 80. These cords will be but slide down a single 80 from each
called Flowercup cords. cord when you move it so that the 80
[4] Gather the ends of the cords, and tie rests under the horizontal cord in the
them together with an overhand knot, center hole.
leaving approximately 4 in. (10 cm) [7] For the next 30 sequences, work
of cord free between the knot and the as follows:
beads. Feed the knot through the center On each Flowercup cord, slide down
hole of the kumihimo disk from front to two 80s and a Flowercup bead as a unit.
back, and attach a weight or binder clip. On each 80 cord, slide down a single
[5] Position an 80 cord in the slit just to 80. Keep a consistent but not tight
the left of the top-center or 12 oclock tension, and make sure each bead
position of the disk. Position a Flower- (or group of beads) sits under the hori-
cup cord in the slit just to the right of zontal cord and does not drop to the
the top-center position. Turn the disk center of the braid, but rather is posi-
a quarter turn clockwise so a new set tioned along the outside of the braid.
of slits is available. Repeat this step [8] Work the last kumihimo sequence
to position the remaining cords. by sliding down the remaining 80 on
each cord, and then work five complete
Kumihimo braid sequences without beads.
[1] Without moving any beads, pick [9] Pinch the braid below the center
up the top right-hand cord, and bring hole, unwind the bobbins from the
it straight down to the right of the two cords, and remove the cords from the

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DESIGN NOTE:
To use a purchased pendant, work steps
13 of End cap and clasp assembly for
all four end caps, but do not end the
thread on one of the end caps that will be
at the center of the necklace. With the
thread exiting the 80 at the top of the end
cap, pick up the pendant, and sew through
the 80 at the top of the other end cap at
the center of the necklace. Retrace the FIGURE 3 FIGURE 4
thread path through the join three or four
times, and end the thread.

5 x 7 mm
Flowercup bead

80 seed bead

110 seed bead

FIGURE 5

disk. Tie an overhand knot with the 110 picked up in this round (figure 3). the end cap on one end of the braid so
cords at the end of the braid. Remove Rounds 2 and 3: Work two rounds that the wide end of the Flowercup
the weight from the other end, and of tubular herringbone stitch (Basics) beads points away from the end cap.
gently stretch out the cord to adjust (figure 4). [2] Sew down through an 80 in the last
the tension. Check the braid for any Round 4: Work an increase round: Pick kumihimo sequence in the braid, sew up
Flowercup units that may have dropped up two 110s, and sew down through the through the next 80 in the braid, and
inside the braid. Use a pair of pliers or next 110 in the previous round. Pick up continue through the next increase 110
a crochet hook to bring them to the an 110, and sew up through the follow- in the end cap. Repeat this stitch to
outside of the braid. ing 110 in the previous round. Repeat connect the end cap to the braid.
[10] Cut a 12-in. (30 cm) piece of these two stitches to complete the Retrace the thread path several times,
thread, and wrap it tightly around the round, and step up (figure 5). and end the working thread (Basics).
end of the braid just below the knot, Round 5: Work another increase round [3] With the tail exiting an 110 in the
about in. (6 mm) away from the as in round 4. original ring of the end cap, pick up
beaded section, tying several knots as Round 6: Work a round of tubular an 80, and sew through the 110 on the
you wrap. Trim the thread, and cut off herringbone with no increase (figure 6). opposite side of the ring. Sew back
the knot at the end of the braid. Dab the Round 7: Work an increase round. through the 80 just added and the 110
end of the braid with E6000 or other Round 8: Pick up an 110, and sew your thread exited at the start of this
adhesive to prevent fraying. Repeat this down through the next two 110s in the step in the same direction. Retrace the
step on the other end of the braid. herringbone stack. Sew through the thread path, and end the tail.
[11] Make a second braid. increase 110 picked up in the previous [4] Open a jump ring (Basics), and
round, and then sew up through the attach the 80 at the top of the end cap
End caps first two 110s in the following stack. to half of the clasp.
[1] On 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread, pick up Repeat this stitch to complete the [5] Repeat steps 14 for the other
four 110 seed beads, and sew through round, and step up (figure 7). Do not braid.
the beads again to form a ring, leaving end the working thread or tail. [6] For the remaining end caps, work
a 12-in. (30 cm) tail. [3] Make a total of four end caps. as in steps 1 and 2, but note that the
[2] Work in rounds as follows: Flowercup beads will be pointing
Round 1: Pick up two 110s, and End cap and clasp assembly toward the end caps.
sew through the next 110 in the ring. [1] With the working thread from one [7] With the tail from one of the end
Repeat this stitch to complete the of the end caps, sew through the beads caps, pick up an 110, and sew through
round, and step up through the first in round 8 to exit an increase 110. Place the next 110 in the original ring. Repeat

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FIGURE 6 FIGURE 7

this stitch to complete the round, and [6] Pick up two 110s, and sew through
step up through the first 110 picked up the last 80 in the core and the first 110
in this round. just added (figure 8, ab).
[8] To join the two end caps: Sew [7] Pick up two 110s, sew through c
through an 110 in the original ring on the two previous 110s, and continue b
the other end cap, and sew through the through the first 110 added in this step
a
next 110 added in the previous step. (bc). Continue working in this manner
Continue to zigzag back and forth to create a strip that is 22 rows long
between the end caps to join. Retrace and two beads wide.
the thread path, and end the tails. [8] Work in square stitch (Basics) to
add a column of 110s along one edge
Spiral rope pendant of the strip (figure 9). FIGURE 8
[1] On 2 yd. (1.8 m) of thread, pick [9] Fold the strip over the join between
up three 80s, a Flowercup bead (narrow the two end caps at the center of the
end to wide end), an 110, an 80, and an necklace, and stitch this end of the strip
110, leaving a 12-in. (30 cm) tail. Sew to the two loops on this side of the
through the first three 80s again to form pendant. End the working thread. FIGURE 9
a loop around the 80s. Move the loop [10] With the tail, secure the end 110s
to the left of the core 80s. on the remaining side of the strip to the
[2] Working in spiral rope, pick up a two loops on this side of the pendant.
Flowercup bead, an 110, an 80, and an End the tail.
110, and sew through the previous three
core 80s. Move this loop to the left of Bracelet
the core. Repeat this stitch two more [1] Work as in steps 15 of Setup, but
times for a total of four Flowercup use 22-in. (56 cm) lengths of cord and
loops around these three 80s in the core. string only 18 sets of Flowercup units
[3] Pick up two 80s, a Flowercup bead, on each of the four Flowercup cords.
an 110, an 80, and an 110. Sew through [2] Work as in steps 110 of
the last 80 in the core and the first two Kumihimo braid.
80s picked up in this step. Move this [3] Work as in steps 1 and 2 of End
loop to the left of the core. caps to make two end caps.
[4] Pick up a Flowercup bead, an 110, [4] Work as in steps 14 of End cap
an 80, and an 110, and sew through and clasp assembly for both ends of
the last three 80s in the core. Repeat the braid, noting that the Flowercup
this stitch three times for a total of beads will be pointing toward one
four loops. of the end caps. w
[5] Repeat steps 3 and 4 until your
pendant is the desired length.

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B
PEYOTE STITCH / BEAD WEAVING / BEAD EMBROIDERY

ella
bijoux
designed by Jimmie Boatright

Surround an art bead with crystals, and


accent it with a trio of bezeled pearls and a
delicate beaded chain.

stepbystep through the pearl, position- Rounds 34: Work two [4] Sew through the bead-
ing the new loop around the rounds of tubular peyote work to exit a cylinder in
Bezeled pearls other side of the pearl (bc). stitch (Basics) using round 7 (figure 2, point a).
End and add thread (Basics) [2] Sew through all the beads cylinders, and step up at Using 150s, work a round
as needed as you stitch each in the first loop, pick up a the end of each round. of peyote off of the cylinders
bezeled pearl. cylinder, and sew through all Round 5: Work a round of in this round. The 150s will
[1] On a comfortable length the beads in the second loop peyote using 150 seed beads, sit on top of the cylinders
of thread, pick up a 10 mm (cd). Pick up a cylinder, and and then sew through the in the ditch between rounds
pearl and 11 110 cylinder sew through the next three beadwork to exit a cylinder 6 and 8. Do not step up at
beads. Sew through the pearl or four cylinders in the first in round 1. the end of the round. Sew
again in the same direction, loop (de). These beads will Rounds 68: Work three through the beadwork as
leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail. shift to form rounds 1 and 2 rounds of peyote using shown in figure 3 to exit a
The cylinders will form a as round 3 of the peyote cylinders, stepping up at the cylinder in round 3 (two
loop around one side of the bezel is added. end of each round. rounds below the 150s along
pearl (figure 1, ab). Pick [3] Work in rounds Round 9: Work a round of the other edge of the bezel).
up 11 cylinders, and sew as follows: peyote using 150s. [5] Pick up two cylinders,

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d
b
c MATERIALS
e necklace 20 in. (51 cm)
1 30 mm Bead&Button
20th anniversary bead
(www.BeadAndButton.com/
anniversarybead)
a 3 10 mm glass pearls (purple)
a 31 7 x 5 mm glass drop
FIGURE 1 FIGURE 2 FIGURE 3 beads (Czech, transparent
gold)
a 150, a cylinder, a 150, cylinder in the opposite loop 66 4 mm bicone crystals
and two cylinders, and sew of beads (photo e). Sew back 10 mm pearl (Swarovski, sand opal AB2X)
through the next cylinder in through the 150 and bicone 12 g 80 seed beads (Miyuki
the round to create a loop just added, and sew through 457, metallic dark bronze)
(photo a). Sew back through the 150 your thread exited 5 g 110 cylinder beads
the last two cylinders just at the start of this step, sew- (Miyuki DB0115, transparent
picked up (photo b). ing in the same direction as luster gold rose)
7 x 5 mm drop bead
[6] Pick up a 150, a cylinder, before (there should be a 3 g 110 seed beads (Miyuki
a 150, and two cylinders, thread coming out of each 457, metallic dark bronze)
and sew through the next side of the 150). Sew through 45 g 150 seed beads
4 mm bicone crystal
cylinder in the round (photo the beadwork to exit the next (Miyuki 151, transparent
c). Sew back through the last 150 added in step 4. cobalt)
two cylinders picked up. [9] Repeat step 8 to add a 80 seed bead Fireline 6 lb. test
[7] Repeat step 6 to total of 12 bicones around beading needles, #11 or #12
110 cylinder bead
complete the round, but the pearl. Sew through the E6000 adhesive
for the last stitch, pick up a beadwork to exit the 150, 110 seed bead 2 x 2-in. (5 x 5 cm) square of
150, a cylinder, and a 150, cylinder, and 150 in a loop beading foundation
and sew down through the of beads. 150 seed bead 2 x 2-in. (5 x 5 cm) square of
first two cylinders in the first [10] Pick up an 110 seed Ultrasuede
stitch (photo d). bead, and sew through the
[8] Sew through the 150, cylinder, and 150 in the [11] To make a picot: Pick
beadwork to exit a 150 next loop (photo f). Repeat up three 110s, sew through
added in step 4. Pick up a 4 this stitch to complete the the 110 your thread exited at
mm bicone crystal and a 150, round, and step up through the start of this step to form
and sew through the center the first 110. a ring, and continue through

a b c

d e f

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i

Rounds 25: Work four


h rounds of peyote using
cylinders, stepping up at
the end of each round.
Round 6: Work a round
of peyote using 150s.
[3] Sew through the
g beadwork to exit a cylinder
in round 4. Using 150s, work
a piece of Ultrasuede, trace a round of peyote off of the
g
around the work, and cut out cylinders in this round. The
the shape. 150s will sit on top of the
a e [5] Glue the wrong side cylinders. Sew through the
d
of the Ultrasuede shape beadwork to exit a cylinder
b
FIGURE 4 to the back of your work, in the first round of peyote
c
f and allow the glue to dry. added in step 1.
[6] Tie an overhand knot [4] Work as in steps 5, 6,
the first 110 just Focal component at the end of a comfortable and 7 of Bezeled pearls
picked up (figure 4, Backing and edging length of thread. Sew to create loops of beads
ab). Pick up a 150, [1] Tie an overhand knot between the layers of Ultra- as before.
and sew through the (Basics) at the end of 1 yd. suede and foundation at [5] Sew through the bead-
next 110 in the ring (.9 m) of thread. Holding the the edge of the beadwork, work to exit a 150 added in
(bc). Repeat this stitch anniversary bead in the cen- and exit the front of your step 3. Pick up a 4 mm and
once, and then sew through ter of a 2 x 2-in. (5 x 5 cm) work, hiding the knot a 150, and sew through
the 110 your thread exited square of beading founda- between the two layers. the center cylinder in the
at the start of this step (cd). tion, sew up through the [7] Pick up two 110s, sew opposite loop of beads. Sew
Pick up a 150, and sew through foundation from back to down through both layers back through the 150 and
the 110 on the opposite side front, exiting near the hole about one beads width away, bicone just picked up, and
of the ring. Sew back through at one end of the bead. Sew and then sew up through the continue through the 150
the 150 just picked up, and through the bead and down last 110. your thread exited at the start
continue through the 110 your through the foundation on [8] Pick up an 110, sew of this step, sewing in the
thread exited at the start of the other end of the bead down through both layers, same direction as before. Sew
this step (de). Sew through (photo g). Retrace the thread and then sew up through through the beadwork to exit
the following 110, 150, and 110 path four or five times to the 110 again. Repeat this the next 150 in the round.
in the ring (ef). secure the bead. stitch to complete the round, [6] Pick up four 150s, sew
[12] To add a drop bead: [2] Sew up through the but in the last stitch, pick up through the center cylinder in
Pick up a 7 x 5 mm drop bead foundation close to the edge an 110, sew down through the next loop of beads, sew
(narrow end to wide end) and of the bead. Using cylinders, the first 110 at the start of the back through the four 150s
an 110. Sew back through the work a round of beaded round, continue through just picked up, and sew
drop bead, and continue backstitch (Basics) around both layers, and then sew up through the 150 your thread
through the 110 your thread the outer edge of the anniver- through the last 110. End this exited at the start of this
exited at the start of this step sary bead. Make sure you thread in the beadwork. step in the same direction
and the following 150 and two have an even number of cyl- as before.
110s (fg). inders in this round. Retrace Bezel [7] Repeat steps 5 and 6 to
[13] Sew through the the thread path through the [1] With the working thread complete the round.
beadwork to exit the 110 cylinders several times to from the focal component, [8] Sew through the bead-
opposite the drop bead (gh). reinforce. Do not end the work a round of peyote stitch work to exit a center cylinder
Work as in step 11 to create working thread; you will off of the ring of beaded in a loop of beads. Pick up an
another picot (hi). End the use it again in the steps backstitch, and step up 80 seed bead, and sew
working thread and tail. for Bezel, below. through the first cylinder through the center cylinder
[14] Make two more bezeled [3] Trim the foundation picked up in this step. This is in the next loop. Repeat this
pearls. Each should have a close to the beadwork, round 1 of the peyote bezel. stitch to complete the round.
picot and a drop on one end making sure you dont cut [2] Work in rounds as Tie a couple of half-hitch
and a single picot on the other. any of the threads. follows, ending and adding knots (Basics), but do not end
[4] Place your work on thread as needed: the working thread.

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e

next 110 connection point. the tube. End the working


[7] For each of the remaining thread and tail.
connection points, work as in
step 11 of Bezeled pearls to Neck straps
c create a picot, and then work [1] Add 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread
as in step 6 of Assembly, to the right bezeled pearl. Sew
referring to the photo for through the beadwork to exit
b placement. Note: Each tip 110 the tip 110 above the drop
in a picot of a bezeled pearl bead (point e). Work as in step
will be used as a connection 11 of Bezeled pearls to add
point twice. End and add a picot at the end of the drop.
thread as needed, and end [2] Attach a drop bead
the working thread when (wide end to narrow end)
you finish. and an 110 as in step 12 of
Bezeled pearls, but instead
Clasp of sewing through a 150 and
Toggle ring two 110s, exit the new 110.
[1] On 2 ft. (61 cm) of thread, Add a picot at the end of
a d pick up 30 150s, and sew the drop.
through all the beads again [3] Attach a 4 mm and an 110
to form a ring, leaving a 6-in. the same way you attached the
(15 cm) tail. drop, and then add a picot at
[3] Continue through [2] Work a round of tubular the end of the 4 mm.
the next 10 edge beads peyote using 150s. [4] Attach a drop bead
(point c). Pick up an 110, [3] Work a round of tubular (narrow end to wide end)
and sew through the next peyote using 110s. and an 110 as before, and
80, cylinder, and 80. Pick [4] Sew through the beadwork then add a picot at the end
up an 110, and sew through to exit a 150 in the initial ring, of the drop.
the next 80. These will be and then repeat steps 2 and 3 [5] Repeat steps 24 for the
Assembly the two connection points on this side of the ring. desired length neck strap,
[1] With the working for the right bezeled pearl. [5] Zip up (Basics) the first ending and adding thread
thread from the bezel, refer [4] Continue through the and last rounds to form a as needed. End with a picot.
to the photo above to sew next 22 edge beads, work- ring. End the working thread [6] Pick up a 150, sew
through the beads along ing toward the bottom and tail. through two center cylinders
the bottom edge, exiting of the anniversary bead in the toggle bar, pick up a
an 80 to one side of the (point d). Pick up an 110, Toggle bar 150, and sew through the
center point with the needle and sew through the next [1] On 2 ft. (61 cm) of 110 your thread exited at
pointing away from the 80, cylinder, and 80. This thread, attach a stop bead the start of this step. Retrace
center (point a). Pick up is the second of the two (Basics), leaving a 6-in. the thread path of the join.
an 110, and sew through connection points for the (15 cm) tail. Pick up eight [7] Retrace the thread path
the next edge 80. This is bottom bezeled pearl. cylinders, and work in flat through the neck strap, sewing
the first of two connection Continue through the first even-count peyote stitch through the beads along an
points for the bottom 110 picked up in step 1. (Basics) to make a strip that edge of each picot to reinforce.
bezeled pearl. [5] Create a picot as in is eight cylinders wide and End the thread.
[2] Continue through step 11 of Bezeled pearls. 12 rows long. Remove the [8] Repeat steps 15 for the
the next 22 edge beads [6] Pick up a drop bead stop bead, roll the strip into other neck strap.
(point b), working toward (wide end to narrow end), a tube, and zip up the first [9] Pick up a 150, sew
the top of the anniversary and sew through the tip and last rows. through two adjacent 110s in
bead. Pick up an 110, and 110 in the picot opposite [2] Sew through the center the toggle ring, pick up a 150,
sew through the next 80, the drop bead on a bezeled of the tube to exit one end. and sew through the 110 your
cylinder, and 80. Pick up pearl. Sew back through Pick up a 4 mm and a 150, thread exited at the start of
an 110, and sew through the drop bead and the ring and sew back through the this step. Retrace the thread
the next 80. These will be of the picot, and retrace the 4 mm and the tube. Pick up path of the join.
the two connection points thread path. Sew through a 4 mm and a 150, and sew [10] Repeat step 7 for this
for the left bezeled pearl. the beadwork to exit the back through the 4 mm and neck strap. w

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Maharani
BEAD EMBROIDERY / FRINGE

ring/pendant

Its a ring!
Its a pendant!
Its interchangeable!

designed by Maggie Roschyk

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MATERIALS
ring or pendant 212 in. (6.4 cm)
1 20 mm round borosilicate glass
ring topper cabochon by Tammy Rae
(www.etsy.com/shop/glassbytammyrae)
1 stainless steel screw-on ring or
pendant component (www.etsy.com/
shop/glassbytammyrae)
1 8 mm pearl (burgundy)
1 67 mm pearl (blue)
a b 2 5 mm pearls (olive)
1012 34 mm pearls and bicone
stepbystep crystals (assorted colors)
4 2.8 mm drop beads (Miyuki 457,
This project features Tammy Raes ring- dark bronze)
top cabochons. They have a stainless 2 g 1.8 mm cube beads in each of 2
steel screw thread embedded in the back, colors: A (Miyuki 462, metallic gold iris),
which makes them interchangeable with B (Miyuki F463K, rainbow matte metallic)
ring and pendant findings. Whether 1 g 110 seed beads (Miyuki 462,
you choose to make a ring or a pendant, metallic gold iris)
the steps are the same. Once youve 1 g 150 seed beads (Miyuki 462,
completed the bead embroidery, simply metallic gold iris)
select the appropriate finding, and screw c 4 in. (10 cm) rhinestone cup chain
it into the back of the beadwork. (Swarovski PP24, sand opal on
[2] Using color A 1.8 mm cube beads, gunmetal; www.agrainofsand.com)
Foundation work a round of beaded backstitch nylon beading thread, such as Nymo,
[1] Cut a 23 mm hole at the center (Basics) along the outside edge of the size D (black)
of a 3 x 3-in. (7.6 x 7.6 cm) piece outline. Place the cabochon in the center beading needles, #10 or #11
of beading foundation. of the As to check the fit (photo b). wire cutters
[2] Place the foundation on top of the A little bit of wiggle room is better 3 x 3 in. (7.6 x 7.6 cm) beading
threaded stem of a stainless steel screw- than too tight. foundation, such as Nicoles BeadBack-
on ring or pendant component. Screw [3] Sew through all the As in the ring ing (www.nicolecampanella.com)
the cabochon onto the component, to align the beads, but do not pull too 212 x 212 in. (6.4 x 6.4 cm) kidskin
sandwiching the foundation between tight. Sew down through the foundation leather or Ultrasuede
the cab and the component. between two As, and sew back up permanent marker (silver)
[3] Using a permanent marker, trace approximately 18 in. (3 mm) away from white tacky adhesive
an outline onto the foundation (photo a). the ring of As.
Remove the cab and the foundation [4] Pick up a 67 mm pearl, slide it to
from the ring or pendant component. the foundation, and sew down through
the foundation after the 6 mm. Retrace
Bead-embroidered cabochon the thread path through the 6 mm
[1] Tie an overhand knot (Basics) at the several times to secure. The 6 mm should
end of 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread, and sew sit close to the ring of As (photo c).
up through the foundation from
back to front, exiting along the outline
of the cabochon.

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the cup chain. Pick up a 5 mm pearl,
and sew it to the foundation as with
the other pearls. Bring the thread across
the back of the foundation to exit the
corresponding point on the other side
of the 8 mm, and add a 5 mm pearl
to this side.
[13] Using color B 1.8 mm cube beads,
work a round of beaded backstitch
along the outside edge of the beadwork.
Sew back through the Bs added in this
d e
step, and sew down through the foun-
dation between two Bs. End the thread
[5] Sew up through the foundation on sure the cups are evenly distributed on the back of the foundation.
one side of the 6 mm, exiting the point along the chain, and keep a consistent
where the 6 mm meets the ring of As. but not tight tension. Leather backing
Using 110 seed beads, work a semicircle [8] Carefully trim the cup chain where [1] Trim the foundation close to the
of beaded backstitch around the 6 mm. it meets the ring of 110s on the other beadwork, making sure you dont
[6] Cut a 4-in. (10 cm) piece of cup side of the 6 mm. Retrace the thread cut any of the threads and leaving
chain. Position one end of the cup chain path across the metal tab between the approximately 116 in. (2 mm) of
at the point where the 110s meet the last two cups on this end of the chain. foundation showing around the outside
ring of As, and wrap the cup chain [9] Sew through to the back of the edge of the beadwork.
around the ring of As. foundation, and end the thread by tying [2] Cut a 23 mm hole at the center
[7] Sew up through the foundation an overhand knot on the back of the of a 212 x 212-in. (6.4 x 6.4 cm) piece
between the As and the cup chain, foundation and trimming the tail. of leather backing.
exiting a point between the first and [10] Tie an overhand knot at the end [3] Glue the foundation to the backing,
second cups. Sew across the metal tab of 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread, and sew making sure the center holes are aligned
between the cups and down through the up through the foundation from back and no glue seeps into the hole. Allow
foundation on the other side (photo d). to front, exiting along the outside edge the glue to dry completely.
Sew up through the foundation between of the cup chain directly opposite the [4] Carefully trim the backing around
the As and the cup chain, exiting a point 6 mm. Work as in step 4 to add an the perimeter of the beadwork, using
between the next two cups. Sew across 8 mm pearl (photo e). the edge of the foundation as a guide.
the metal tab between the cups and [11] Using 110s, work as in step 5
down through the foundation on the to stitch a semicircle around the 8 mm. Edging
other side. Continue to work in this [12] Sew up through the foundation [1] Tie an overhand knot at the end
manner, tacking the cup chain to the on one side of the 8 mm, exiting th