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June 2014 Issue 121

22 inspiring designs for summer!

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A young philanthropist gives back through beading p. 98
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PROJECTS
17 | Chic & Easy

Pearl palisade necklace: Stitch and string beaded


bead caps with large-hole pearls for an instant classic.
by Jane Danley Cruz

20 | Technique Workshop

Making bead mosaics: Embellish pre-fab bracelets


with cylinder beads set into epoxy clay.
by Becky Nunn

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26 | Clearly Crystals

Scrumptious scallops: Bring together four sizes of


pearls for a necklace of fan-shaped components.
by Carolyn Cave

30 | Quick Stitch

Rizo orets necklace: Whip up textural


beaded beads using the new Rizo shape,
and string them into a necklace.
by Sandie Bachand

COVER
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36 | Coin toss pendant

Surround a fat focal with Rulla beads, two-hole lentils,


pearls, and seed beads for a two-sided accessory.
by Michelle McEnroe

40 | Bead-embroidered
stamped leather cuff
Use rubber stamps to jazz up a leather bracelet, and then
embellish the design with backstitch and a beaded edging.
by Abigail Engelking

44 | Flower bud necklace

44

Showcase B&Bs 20th anniversary focal with beaded beads


featuring SuperDuos, two-hole lentils, drops, and more.
by Connie Whittaker

50 | Surfin the waves

Transform peyote stitch into a curved Cellini necklace


simply by switching up the bead sizes.
by Jimmie Boatright

TECHNIQUE GUIDE
bead embroidery ....................................... 40
bead weaving ....................17, 26, 30, 36, 44
brick stitch ................................................. 60
Cellini.......................................................... 50
cubic right-angle weave ............................ 66
epoxy clay.................................................. 20
peyote stitch ........................................ 50, 60
soutache .................................................... 54
stringing .........................................17, 30, 66
wirework..................................................... 70

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54 | Serpentine soutache bracelet

Frame a Luna Soft cabochon with bands of soutache


punctuated by pockets of SuperDuo beads.
by Alexandra Sydorenko

60 | Twin flower lariat

Work in tubular brick stitch with Twin beads for a lengthy


necklace ending in a pair of fower buds.
by Kerrie Slade

66 | Studded bracelet

Combine two-hole bead studs with cubic right-angle weave


tubes for a really wearable bracelet or bangle.
by Dana Rudolph

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70 | Wire Expressions

Charmed by the sea necklace: Create a seaside sensation with fancy chain, charms, and colorful bead dangles.
by Alison Jayne Layton

SPECIAL FEATURE
48 | Artist Prole
Beading before it was cool: Bead artist Phyllis Dintenfass
refects on the last 50 years of beading.
by Stacy Werkheiser

IN EVERY ISSUE
6 | From the Editor
11 | Bead Soup

Didnt make it to the Tucson gem and mineral shows?


Check out our Findings from Tucson for the hottest beads
and trends. Also, dont miss our Handy-Dandy Guide
on clasps, a brilliant (as in colorful!) design challenge,
new book reviews, and free online projects.

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18 | Your Work
24 | The Business of Beading
Setting up shop: Compare and contrast your options for
selling jewelry online or at juried and non-juried shows.
by Leslie Rogalski

86 | Basics

A guide to techniques in this issue

98 | Spotlight

Crystals for a cause & a cure: Rachel Marolda designs


and sells jewelry to beneft a childrens hospital.
by James B. Goldsmith

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From the Editor

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Summer beading

Beading has no season. You dont have to wait for beads to fall from the sky or migrate
to your area (although I love the idea of the heavens opening up and releasing beads!).
Some people report beading more in the winter, perhaps because its a great activity when
youre snowbound. But there is something so delicious about summer beading that I look
forward to every year. It is a wonderful indulgence to be able to enjoy the outdoors and a
favorite pastime all at once.
We have several projects in this issue that are great for showing off your summer style while
basking in the breezes. The beautiful turquoise Rizos and bronze pearls in the cover necklace
by Sandie Bachand are the perfect palette for the season. For a summer evening out, Carolyn
Caves scalloped pearl necklace, p. 26, is a must. Alison Jayne Laytons Charmed by the sea
necklace, p. 70, sports soft pastel dangles with plenty of sparkle. Michelle McEnroes colorful
Coin toss pendant, p. 36, is bright and cheery, as is Alexandra Sydorenkos Serpentine
soutache bracelet, p. 54. And Jimmie Boatrights fabulous Surn the waves necklace, p. 50,
is a tting tribute to your favorite shoreline. And theres lots more, including helpful advice for
choosing clasps, p. 11, Leslie Rogalskis guidance on nding the right venue to sell your
handiwork, p. 24, and a prole of Phyllis Dintenfass, p. 48, who has seen many changes
in the beading landscape since she took up the art 50 years ago!

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Be sure to scour the pages of the magazine to nd the hidden bead strand (it will look like the
one at left). When you nd it, email me at editor@beadandbutton.com by June 30. Everyone
who correctly identies the location will be in the running to win a trio of books from our Stitch
Workshop series Peyote Stitch, Right-Angle Weave, and Herringbone Stitch. Congratulations
to Bonnie Cipollone who spotted the strand on p. 60 of the February issue!
Happy summer beading!

Editor, Bead&Button
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B&Bs Guide to

choosing clasps
by Hans Kutter

he clasp is a crucial element in


jewelry design. If it doesnt work
properly or if it is not appropriate
for the type of jewelry, the value
of the entire piece may be compromised.
Beaders spend many precious hours
and often use expensive beads and
components for their creations, so using
low-quality clasps to complete them
doesnt pay off. A clasp that loses its
color, doesnt open or close properly,
or breaks can render a piece of jewelry
almost worthless despite the splendor
of the design.
A high-quality clasp has three main
characteristics: long-lasting functionality,
superior design, and distinctive
craftsmanship with the best materials
and quality plating. Using the best
clasps you can afford in your work will
elevate your jewelry and help it retain
value over its lifetime.
There are many types of clasps
available on the market. Here is a
sampling of the most commonly used
types and their best uses.

CLASP TYPE
Toggle clasp

Lobster claw clasp

Fish hook clasp

Box clasp
Hans Kutter is CEO of Claspgarten.
Contact him via www.claspgarten.com.
Photos provided by Claspgarten
(except those for the S-hook and
hook-and-eye clasps, by Kalmbach
Publishing).

BEST USES
The toggle clasp is probably the mother of all clasps
since its origins can be traced back thousands of years.
It is often a simple functional finding but can also be
decorative. The toggle is an all-purpose clasp that is
useful in both necklaces and bracelets. Toggles come in
many shapes and sizes to go with a wide range of looks.

The lobster claw is the most popular clasp because it is


easy to use and is produced in lots of metals using both
casting and stamping methods. They can be difficult to
open with one hand when used in bracelets, so the
best usage is in necklaces of any weight.

The advantage of the fish hook clasp is that it has


a built-in safety function if the spring mechanism
loosens, the hook remains attached to the clasp,
preventing the jewelry from falling off. The fish hook
clasp is usually quite fine, so it is best when used for
delicate jewelry. Some people find it difficult to open
and close the fish hook clasp.

The box clasp is usually used for multi-row necklaces


or bracelets since the box mechanism allows for wider
or multiple rows. The box mechanism needs precise
manufacturing to ensure smooth operation.

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CLASP TYPE

You Said It

BEST USES

Magnetic clasp

Magnetic clasps are becoming more and more


popular because they are so easy to use. Magnetic
clasps are best for necklaces because they are less
likely to get bumped or otherwise jarred loose. Adding
a safety chain to any jewelry using a magnetic clasp
is generally a good idea.

Bayonet/slide clasp

The bayonet or slide clasp is ideal for bracelets or tight


chokers. Because these clasps open sideways, there is
no need for additional length to allow the piece to open.
These often feature multiple loops, as in the photo at
left, so they are great for multistrand designs.
Other bayonet or slide clasps have a bar attachment.
The bar attachment works well for a flat piece of
stitched beadwork, such as a peyote band, which
gets looped through the bar and sewn in place, thereby
capturing the bar within the beadwork. It is a very
secure clasp option, especially for bracelets that are
worn frequently.

S-hook clasp

The S-hook clasp is a good option for necklaces.


Its usually not reliable for bracelets, though, because
the movement required to open and close the clasp
can cause a bracelet to be too loose, sometimes to
the point that the clasp comes open inadvertently.

Hook-and-eye clasp

Sometimes beautifully decorative, hook-and-eye


clasps are similar to S-hook clasps in that both a hook
and a loop are prominent. Hook-and-eye clasps are
best for necklaces.

In the article on beading on a budget


in the April 2014 Bead Soup, a crucial
source was left out local bead shops.
Many bead shops will special order a
larger quantity of product for you and
will often offer it at a discounted price.
Building a relationship with your local
bead store by shopping regularly,
attending classes, events, or sales,
or popping in just to browse allows
the customer to become known to
the shop and form a relationship that
can involve discounts, special purchasing offers, and the like. I know
how important these relationships are
to me as a beader and a shop owner.
In addition, your local bead society is
an excellent source of reference for
budget bead shopping as they often
host de-stash events or trades.
Lois Venarchick
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colors design
challenge
Challenge supplies: 150, 110, and 80
seed beads, Luna Soft cabochons,
and Preciosa matte bicone crystals
in shades of purple and orange. Kits
provided by Fusion Beads,
www.fusionbeads.com.

Gail Wing

(B&B reader)
I love the combination
of purple and orange
beads I think theyre
great colors for summer!
Peyote is one of my
favorite stitches, so I
used it in the bezels and
the oval shapes from
Diane Fitzgeralds book
Shaped Beadwork.

Jane

I bezeled a large Luna Soft cab with a variety of seed beads


and crystals. For the rope, I stitched a Russian spiral using two
colors and sizes of seed beads. For the bail, I stitched a little
flower component from Anna Elizabeth Draegers latest book,
Creative Designs Using Shaped Beads, available for preorder
at www.KalmbachStore.com/67028.html.

Judy Markworth

(B&B reader)
My necklace is rooted in right-angle
weave. I started each bezel with a round
of RAW and then transitioned to peyote
on each edge to capture the cabs.
The neck straps and the connecting
segments are cubic RAW
embellished on each edge to
create a squared-off shape.

Connie

Purple is one of my favorite


colors, so I was thrilled with the beads
in this kit. I love to mix different finishes,
so I combined some new suede-finish
two-hole CzechMate lentils, metallic
two-hole triangles, and matte crystals
to create my pendant.

Julia

I extended the color range


of the kit by adding red,
yellow, and black seed
beads to create a beadcrochet bangle with a focal
section of 4 mm crystals.

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FINDINGS
Cool stuff for beaders

from Tucson

The Tucson gem and mineral shows are just the place to
discover new and innovative jewelry items. Here are
some of our favorite finds from the 2014 shows.

Beads and pendants

b
a

Miyuki Half Tilas (half the size of the


original) two-hole tiles (a).

Buttons

Polymer clay cab builder set;


www.klewexpressions.com (b).

Czech glass buttons; www.ariadesignstudio.com (a).


3 mm stud buttons; www.crystaletts.com (b).
German glass buttons; www.wholebeadshop.com (c).

Laser-cut wood pendants, made


from sustainable alder wood;
www.bijouxbee.com (c).

Components
b

Clasps and findings;


www.handfast.biz (a),
www.alacarteclasps.
com (b), and www.
silverinstyleusa.com (c).

Ceramic and porcelain beads;


www.amazingporcelain.com (d)
and www.golemstudio.com (e).

a
c
d

New bead nishes

Leather and ribbon


a

Polychrome-finish two-hole
tile beads (a) and halo-finish
beads in assorted shapes (b).

Leather bands (plus a line of rivets


and tools); www.tierracast.com (a).

Prints, studs,
and eyelets;
www.bestbeads.com (b).

Bling
a

From Swarovski latest


colors crystal iridescent
green and tangerine (a)
and the new skull bead (b).

Shredded leather necklaces, chokers, and


bracelets; www.thelipstickranch.com (c).
Bison leather straps;
www.aylasoriginals.com (d).
e
Colorful animal print silk ribbons;
www.classactdesigns.com (e).

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Bead Weaving / Stringing

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Pearl

palisade
necklace

Stitch bead caps for large-hole


pearls, and then string them
all on a leather cord for
a distinctive look.
by Jane Danley Cruz

stepbystep
Beaded bead caps
[1] On 18 in. (46 cm) of
thread, pick up six 80 seed
beads, and tie them into
a ring with a square knot
(Basics, p. 86), leaving a
6-in. (15 cm) tail. Retrace
the thread path through the
ring three or four times.
[2] Pick up an 110 seed bead,
and sew through the next 80
in the ring. Repeat this stitch
to complete the round, and
step up through the first 110
added in this round.
[3] Pick up an 110, and sew
through the next 110 in the
previous round. Repeat this
stitch to complete the round,
using a firm tension to snug
up the beads. Step up through
the first 110 added in this
round. The beadwork will
begin to form a cup.
[4] Pick up a 3 mm bicone
crystal, and sew through

the next 110 in the previous


round. Repeat this stitch to
complete the round, and
step up through the first
3 mm added in this round.
[5] Pick up an 110, and sew
through the next 3 mm in the
previous round. Repeat this
stitch to complete the round,
but do not step up.
[6] With the thread exiting a
3 mm, pick up three 150 seed
beads, and sew through the
next 3 mm in the previous
round. These three beads
will form a picot on the outside of the cup. Repeat this
stitch to complete the round.
Retrace the thread path using
a firm tension and skipping
the center 150 in each set.
End the working thread and
tail (Basics).
[7] Make a total of six bead
caps.

Necklace
[1] On one end of a 16-in.
(41 cm) piece of leather cord,
use chainnose pliers to attach
a crimp tube cord end.
[2] On the other end of the
cord, string three color A
10 x 8 mm large-hole pearls,
a color B 10 x 8 mm largehole pearl, an A, a bead cap
from outside to inside, a B,
and a bead cap from inside
to outside. String this pattern
once more.
[3] String an A, a B, three As,
a bead cap from outside to
inside, a B, a bead cap from
inside to outside, an A, a B,
and three As. Center the
beads on the cord.
[4] Attach a crimp tube cord
end on this end of the cord.
[5] Open a jump ring
(Basics), and attach half
of the clasp to a cord end.
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Materials
necklace 1612 in. (41.9 cm)
10 x 8 mm large-hole pearls
(www.aylasoriginals.com)
16 color A (peacock)
7 color B (soft white)
36 3 mm bicone crystals
1 g 80 seed beads
1 g 110 seed beads
1 g 150 seed beads
toggle clasp
2 8 x 3 mm crimp tube cord
ends, 2 mm inside diameter
(Eclectica, 262-641-0910)
2 6 mm jump rings
18 in. (46 cm) 1.5 mm
leather cord
Fireline 6 lb. test
beading needles, #11
2 pairs of chainnose, flatnose,
and/or bentnose pliers

DESIGNERS
NOTES:
I used a variety of colors
of seed beads and crystals in my necklace.
Each pair of bead caps
is slightly different.
Try substituting 3 mm
fire-polished beads for
the bicone crystals.

Jane Danley
Cruz is an
associate
editor at
Bead&Button.
Contact her at jcruz@
beadandbutton.com.

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Fishy necklace

I made this delightful necklace featuring glass


fish beads, a crystal starfish, and seed beads
that I purchased in London while on vacation.
I love the tropical color palette and the coral,
which is created by stitching branched fringe
with seed beads.
Eileen Giannico
Bethpage, New York
giannileen@aol.com

Coral reef

The base of my bracelet is peyote stitch with three colors of


80 seed beads. The fish and starfish are a combination of peyote
and herringbone stitch. For the sides, I used a looped edging
that I have used on many projects during the past 15 years.
I like to include some whimsy in my designs, so I made my
own clasp using a toy fish.
Barbara Klann
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Neptunes garden
My bead-embroidered collar features
shells, freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals,
coral, seed beads, and drop beads. I also
added a few peyote stitch fans, which
represent coral sea fans.

Were always looking for new works of beaded


art from our readers! Send a 300 dpi digital
image of your work, a description of the work,
and all your contact information to editor@
beadandbutton.com. If your piece is selected,
we will ask you to send it to us to photograph.

Donna Sutton
Placida, Florida
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Diamond bangle redux


I adored Susan Harles reversible bracelet that was published in the
August 2013 issue. My black-and-white version is based on her design.
I customized it by overlapping the diamonds instead of
making each one individually.
David Garcia
Palm Springs, California
www.silvermoondesign.net

Lionfish
I often address aquatic themes in
my work. This bead-embroidered
lionfish swims past a background
of batik fabric. The entire piece is
11 x 14 in. (28 x 36 cm).
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Technique Workshop

Epoxy Clay

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Making bead
mosaics
Use two-part epoxy clay
to create jewelry inlaid
with seed beads in your
favorite summer palette.
by Becky Nunn

ne of the things that I love about


creating mixed-media jewelry is the
joy of exploration and being curious just for the sake of seeing what will
happen. This is what led me to play with
seed beads and epoxy clay in a technique
that is similar to making mosaics with
glass and grout. The finished jewelry
looks complicated but is really quite
simple to create. Who doesnt love that?!
Prior to making my mosaic channel
cuff, I did a couple of sample charms
to explore how various seed bead
palettes looked with different colors
of epoxy clay. This helped me visualize
the finished piece prior to committing
to a full bracelet. The colors I chose
remind me of a field of California
poppies on a sunny day.

[1] Don your gloves, pinch off a dimesize ball of both part A and part B of the
epoxy clay, and start mixing (photo a).
Keep blending the clay together until
the color is consistent and there is no
marbling. Once the parts are mixed,
the clay is activated, and you have
approximately 90120 minutes to work
with it before it hardens to the point
where you can no longer embed beads.
[2] Remove your gloves. Roll the clay
between the palms of your hands to
create a 6-in. (15 cm) snake (photo b).

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of the cuff. Press the tail down firmly


at one end of the cuff, and using your
thumbs, push and stretch the entire
length of clay flat to fill the channel
(photo c). Try to keep the clay flush
with the edges.

e
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Materials
TIP I like to frequently clean
my hands with a wet wipe to make
sure Im not getting epoxy clay on
the cuff. When hardened, the clay
is like cement, so I try to be very
tidy as I work.

[4] Place your cylinder beads onto


a flat surface, and mix them to evenly
distribute the colors. Use two straight
edges (like business cards or rulers) to
create a 6-in. (15 cm) strip of beads
about the width of the cuff. If you like,
make sure some of the bead holes are
facing up and others are not.
[5] Starting at one end of your strip,
press the cuff loaded with epoxy clay
onto the beads (photo d). Use the tips
of your fingers to gently press down on
the cuff along the inside curved surface
as you roll the bangle across your strip
of beads. Continue until you have covered the full surface of the cuff.
[6] Use your fingers to gently press the
beads into the epoxy clay. If there are
bare patches, pick up additional beads
with your fingertip and fill in (photo e).
Make sure that excess epoxy clay isnt
spilling over the sides of the bangle.
If you do have excess, use a wet wipe
to clean away the epoxy while it is soft.
Set the bracelet aside for about an hour.
The beads should be firmly set, but the
clay should not be completely hard for
the next step.
[7] If you had excess clay from step 3
that is still soft, you can use it for this
next step. If you dont have extra clay,
you will need a pea-size ball of both
parts A and B. Mix them together completely, and roll the clay out into a long,
thin snake. You will be using this thin
strip of epoxy clay to make a slip (like
when working with pottery). With your
fingertips, apply a dab of water over a
small patch of the embedded beads.
Lay the thin strip of epoxy clay over
the wet area. Apply a little more water
to the strip of epoxy clay to get the clay

cuff bracelet 212-in. (6.4 cm)


inner diameter
12 g 110 Miyuki Delica cylinder
beads in each of 3 colors: orange
(DB1593, opaque mandarin), green
(DB733, opaque lime), blue (DB755,
opaque turquoise blue)
212-in. (6.4 cm) channel cuff blank
(www.beadaholique.com)
two-part epoxy clay (Crystal Clay,
white)
latex gloves
toothpicks (optional)
warm water
wet wipes

DESIGNERS NOTE:
Try using this technique with
metal bezels they make really
cute charms and pendants!

Becky Nunn is the


designer and founder
of Nunn Design.
Over the past 20
years, Becky has designed and
manufactured products for the
stationery, gift, craft, and jewelry
industries. As a working artist and
designer, she is passionate about
instilling the belief that artists
can follow their hearts and create
a living for themselves through
creating beauty in the world.
To learn more, follow Beckys blog
at www.nunndesign.com.

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[8] Use a wet wipe to wipe away the
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The Business of Beading

Where to Sell

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Setting up shop
Where you sell your jewelry online, in person,
or both is an important business decision
with lots of options.
by Leslie Rogalski

for each site, and see what both sellers


and buyers report. Our 5 favorite online
markets (below) is a good place to start.
Online selling will teach you what it
takes to get organized and be competitive
without a huge investment of time or
money. No booth or display is needed,
but you are running a business. Hone
these skills:
Marketing your shop via Facebook,
Twitter, Pinterest, and blogs
Tracking your competition
Monitoring your shop activity
whos looking at your shop, whos leaving, and whos buying?
Creating a mailing list
Taking and uploading (quality) photos
of your work
Writing enticing, accurate descriptions
of your work
Tagging your items with keywords
to help buyers find your shop within
the overall structure of the site

ou have great work (see the February column), and everythings


priced and ready to go (per the
April column). Now what? Its
time to find a place to sell. Lets
start with online marketplaces and retail
craft shows, because they are arguably
the most popular venues for us beaders.

So much more than Etsy


Selling online is fast, easy, and inexpensive. The disadvantage is the competition
you are swimming in a crowded pool
and will need to stand out.
Youll want to study and employ tags
and keywords with savvy. Type jewelryrelated keywords into a search engine.
Which designs appear for different terms?
Which online markets show up most
often and closest to the top of the results?
Visit those sites, read their terms of use,
and be sure to check out the competition
already selling there. Search for reviews

Keeping your shop updated and


refreshed
Opening and maintaining a PayPal
account
Recording your income, expenses,
and tax data
Theres a reason why that first bullet
point is number one. Just because you
build it (that is, an online shop) doesnt
mean they will come. Sharri Moroshok
is the owner of The Beaded Bead (www.
etsy.com/shop/thebeadedbead), and she
gets to the heart of the matter: It makes
little difference where your shop is.
You must market it yourself. The traffic
[your chosen] site sends you is gravy.
You have to create not only your art
but also your business.

The art show circuit


Juried and non-juried craft shows can
work in tandem with your online shop
to promote your work. However, youll

Not sure which online marketplace is right for you?

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FAVORITE
ONLINE
MARKETS
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want to at least consider.
ArtFire.com
Etsy.com
Most popular and arguably best
known of online craft marketplaces.
Listing categories include handmade,
vintage, and supplies. Fees are $0.20
per item per three-month listing.
PayPal account required. Your URL
would be www.etsy.com/shop/
yourstorename. Store names are
fixed and cannot be changed
more than once.

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$12.95 per month with no other fees.


Allows commercially produced products but has them clearly defined
and categorized. Storefront template
allows for a more personalized banner.
Pages for a blog, bio, and gallery.
Your URL would be www.artfire.com/
ext/shop/yourstorename.

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If you market/advertise
your store with links,
it doesnt matter which
store...people will follow
the link.

need to carefully consider which shows to


pursue, as they will require you to invest
a good deal of time, energy, and money.
Juried shows

The better art shows are juried and


require submission of quality digital
images to a panel of experts who choose
who gets into the show. These shows
charge nonrefundable fees to apply, and
there will be more expenses if you are
accepted (more on that momentarily).
There are free websites that many
shows use for one-stop application.
There, you can post many images and
send the desired images to multiple
shows. Not all sites work with every
show, and each show has their own
application fee, deadlines, and rules for
images. Top submission sites include:
Zapplication.org
JuriedArtServices.com
CallForEntry.org
There are many prestigious, high-end
art shows. Jewelry is quite possibly the
most competitive category be prepared
for that! My familiarity includes the
following U.S. shows, although there
are plenty more and international
opportunities as well:
Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft
Show (Pa.)
Smithsonian Craft Show (Wash., DC)
Craftsboston Holiday and Spring
(Mass.)
American Craft Council Shows (Minn.,
Md., Calif., Ga.)

Mikki Ferrugiaro
www.mikkiferrugiarodesigns.artfire.com

Washington Craft Show (Wash., DC)


Morristown CraftMarket (N.J.)
Westchester Fine Craft Show (N.Y.)
American Craft Exposition (Ill.)
Bellevue Festival of the Arts (Wash.)
If you are juried into shows like these,
exhibiting is costly. Booth fees can easily
exceed $1,000 before you pay for airfare,
hotels, and on-floor expenses, such as
electricity. But these shows provide
exposure to a very discerning, educated,
and usually affluent market of collectors
and art lovers.
Doing high-end shows requires a
high-end booth. Many shows ask for
a booth shot in your application. Booth
setup and display are such monumental
topics that we will cover them in a future
article. In the meanwhile, attend high-end
craft shows and note the professional
artistry of the booths. They are literally
mini showrooms.
Non-juried shows

but they tend to showcase crafters at all


different levels of artistry. Theres room
for everyone in this world, but it is challenging to sell $100 earrings next to
someone selling $10 earrings.
Check local publications for shows at
schools, churches, and civic events. Also,
check out these online guides for selling
opportunities by state and region:
FestivalNet.com
ArtFairCalendar.com
Guild of Craftsmen (join by state
and region)
SunshineArtist.com
And remember bead and jewelry
magazines advertise shows, too, and
there are online show calendars, such as
www.BeadAndButton.com/events.
As you start considering where to
sell your work, you might have a few
questions about how to best market
and brand your jewelry for ultimate
curb appeal. Luckily, thats the topic
of our next column! w

Leslie Rogalski hosts


classes and workshops
and appears on Jewelry
Television and the PBS
show Beads, Baubles, and Jewels.
To learn more, go to her online store,
www.sleeplessbeader.com, or visit
www.leslierogalski.com.

Local and regional non-juried shows


abound think craft fairs, farmers
markets, art crawls, and the like. These
events can be lucrative and low cost,

Zibbet.com
iCraftGifts.com
Canadian company, international
range. All handmade craft items;
nothing vintage or mass produced.
$25 one-time registration fee with
plans from $5 to $35 per month. Very
basic storefront template without frills.
Your URL would be www.icraftgifts.
com/yourstorename.

Welcomes handmade, vintage, fine art,


and supplies. Shop template allows
for personalization, listing of your
favorites, and featured items. Plans
start at free and go up to $79 per year
for more features, including SEO help,
shop stats, no ads on your pages,
video capability, and more.

ShopHandmade.com
Totally free. Limited to basic template,
but interface is similar to other sites.
Only handmade items and supplies/
services related to crafts and the
needs of artisans; nothing mass produced. PayPal account required. Site
includes pages for bio, blog, and contact information. Your URL would be
www.shophandmade.com/store/
yourstorename.

*Statistical sources for online marketplace rankings and reviews: www.webutation.net,


http://handmade-marketplace-review.toptenreviews.com, www.ecommercebytes.com, and www.crunchbase.com.

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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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Difficulty rating

b
c

c
d

e
g

FIGURE 1

stepbystep
Necklace
[1] On a comfortable length of thread,
attach a stop bead (Basics, p. 86), leaving a 10-in. (25 cm) tail.
[2] Pick up a color B 6 mm pearl, four
150 seed beads, a color C 4 mm pearl,
two 150s, a color D 3 mm pearl, and
two 150s, and sew through the C again
(figure 1, ab). Pick up four 150s, and
sew through the B again (bc).
[3] Pick up two 150s, a color A 6 mm

13 x 6.5 mm
crystal teardrop
8 mm pearl

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 2

pearl, and three 150s, and sew back


through the A, snugging up the
beads (cd).
[4] Pick up two 150s, a B, four 150s,
and a C, and sew through the existing
two 150s between the C and the D
added in the previous step (de).
[5] Pick up a D and two 150s, and sew
back through the C (ef). Sew through
the following four 150s and B (fg).
[6] Repeat steps 3 (gh),
4 (hi), and 5 (ij).
[7] Pick up two 150s,
an A, five 150s, a 13 x
6.5 mm crystal teardrop,
and five 150s, and sew
back through the A (jk).
[8] Repeat steps 4, 5,
and 3, twice. Then repeat
steps 4 and 5 once more.
[9] Sew through the
next four 150s and C
(figure 2, ab).
[10] Pick up
two 150s, and sew
through the next C,
pulling tight (bc). Repeat
this stitch four more times (cd).
[11] Sew through the next four
150s and B (de). Pick up an 110
seed bead, and sew through the
next B (ef). Repeat this stitch
four more times (fg). Pick up

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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)
1 g 110 seed beads
(Toho 22F, frosted silver-lined
light topaz)
4 g 150 seed beads
(Toho 221, bronze)
Fireline 6 lb. test
beading needles, #11 or #12

EDITORS NOTES:
The 8 mm pearl and 3 mm
pearls used for the toggle
clasp can be any of the
colors from the necklace.
Substitute glass pearls
and Czech crystal drops
for a more budget-friendly
necklace. Connie

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a 150, an A, and a 150 to be in position


to create the next scallop.
[12] Repeat steps 211 to add three
more scallops. End and add thread
(Basics) as needed.
[13] To work the center scallop, repeat
steps 26, and then work step 7 as follows: Pick up two 150s, an A, a 150,
an A, five 150s, a crystal teardrop, and
five 150s, and sew back through the A,
the 150, and the A. Continue with
steps 811.
[14] Repeat steps 211 four more
times, ending and adding thread as
needed.

Toggle ring
With the working thread, pick up
a repeating pattern of a D and a 150
eight times, and sew through all the
beads again except the last 150 added,
forming the toggle ring. Pick up a 150,
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).

Sew back through the 8 mm, and cross


through the next 110 (bc), pulling
tight. Pick up four 150s, and sew back
through the next A and 150 (cd).
Sew through the beadwork, and retrace
the thread path through the toggle
bead. End the tail.
[2] Test the fit of the toggle bead 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

Carolyn Cave lives in


Lacombe, Alberta, Canada,
and enjoys the endless
creativity of beading. She
has been published in several magazines
and will have a book out later this year.
Email her at carton@nucleus.com, or
see her work at Lady Beadle Designs
on Facebook.

FIGURE 3

a
d

b
c
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Bead Weaving / Stringing

COVER STORY

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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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stepbystep
Beaded beads
[1] On 4 ft. (1.2 m) of
thread, pick up a 4 x 6 mm
crystal rondelle and three
2.5 x 6 mm Rizo beads, and
sew through all the beads
again, leaving a 9-in. (23 cm)
tail. Tie the working thread
and tail together with a
square knot (Basics, p. 86),
and sew through the rondelle.
[2] Pick up an 110 seed bead,
three Rizos, and an 110, and
sew through the rondelle
(photo a).
[3] Repeat step 2 eight more
times using a moderate tension for a total of nine loops
with Rizos and 110s.
[4] On one end of the rondelle, sew through the nearest
110 with the needle pointing
away from the center of the
beaded bead, and continue
through the next 110 with
the needle pointing toward
the center of the rondelle
(photo b). Using a moderate
tension, continue sewing

through each 110 with the


needle pointing toward the
center of the rondelle to form
a ring of 110s (photo c). You
may have to adjust the 110s
a little to get them to form
a ring. Sew through all the
110s again.
[5] Using the tail, repeat
step 4 at the other end of
the rondelle, and end the
tail (Basics).
[6] Using the working
thread, sew through the
nearest three Rizos to exit
the other end of the beaded
bead. Pick up a 3 mm pearl,
and sew through the next
three Rizos (photo d) back
to the first end. Repeat this
stitch around the beaded
bead, adding 3 mm pearls
on both ends. Continue this
stitch to add a 3 mm pearl
between the existing 3 mm
pearls (photo e) for a total
of nine 3 mm pearls on each
end of the beaded bead.
[7] Sew through the ring of
3 mm pearls on one end of
the beaded bead to tighten

(photo f). Sew through three

Rizos to the other end of


the beaded bead, and sew
through the ring of 3 mm
pearls on this end to tighten.
End the working thread.
[8] Repeat steps 17 to make
14 more beaded beads.

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
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
(Soft Flex)
Fireline 6 lb. test
beading needles, #11 or #12
chainnose pliers (optional)
crimping pliers
wire cutters

Necklace
[1] Cut 2 ft. (61 cm) of

Sandie
Bachand has

beading wire. On one end,


string a crimp bead and half
of the clasp. Go back through
the crimp bead, crimp it
(Basics), and trim the excess
wire. Using chainnose or
crimping pliers, close a crimp
cover over the crimp.
[2] String a 6 mm pearl,
a beaded bead, a 6 mm, a
3.5 mm square heishi spacer,
a 4 mm cube bead, and a
spacer. Repeat this pattern
13 more times.
[3] String a 6 mm, a beaded
bead, a 6 mm, a crimp bead,
and the other half of the
clasp. Go back through the
crimp bead, crimp it, and add
a crimp cover as before. w

been beading for


four years with a
constant stream of
encouragement from her
husband and local bead
shop teachers. Email her
at chezbead@comcast.net.

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for the projects in this issue,
go to www.BeadAndButton.
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issue, and click the Materials
List downloadable file.

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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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stepbystep
[1] On 3 yd. (2.7 m) of thread, attach
a stop bead (Basics, p. 86), leaving a
6-in. (15 cm) tail.
[2] Pick up a 23 mm coin bead, and
then pick up a repeating pattern of a
3 x 5 mm Rulla bead and a color A 110
seed bead seven times. Pick up a Rulla,
and sew through the coin, positioning
the beads around one half of the coin.
Retrace the thread path, exiting the
coin. Lay the beadwork on your bead
mat, and position the Rullas so they
stand perpendicular to the surface of
your mat, with the available holes
toward the top. This is to assure the
proper tension and that the Rullas will
lie properly for the remaining steps.
Tie a half-hitch knot (Basics).
[3] Work as in step 2 to add Rullas and
As around the other half of the coin,
and tie a half-hitch knot.
[4] Sew through the beads around the
first half of the coin, pick up an A, and
continue through the beads around the
remaining half. Pick up an A, and sew
through the next Rulla. Do not pull the
beads tight; there will be a slight gap at
each end where the new As were added.

Sew through the available hole of the


same Rulla (photo a).
[5] Pick up a 3 x 6 mm two-hole lentil
bead, and sew through the available
hole of the next Rulla. Repeat this stitch
(photo b) to complete the round, and
retrace the thread path using an even
tension. Reposition the Rullas if necessary. Sew through the first lentil added,
and continue through the available hole
of the same lentil. Flip the beadwork
over to the other side.
[6] Pick up a 4 mm pearl, and sew
through the available hole of the next
lentil. With the Rullas in the correct
position, the pearls will sit on top of the
Rullas. Repeat this stitch (photo c) to
complete the round, and retrace the
thread path using an even tension. Tie
a half-hitch knot to hold the tension
of the beads, and continue through
the next pearl. Remove the stop bead,
and end the tail (Basics).
[7] Pick up an A, a color B 110 seed
bead, and an A, and sew through the
next pearl to form a picot. Repeat this
stitch (photo d) to complete the round.
Sew through the outside hole of the next
lentil, and continue through the inside
hole of the same lentil.

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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)
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:
23 mm Czech coin bead (pink Picasso;
www.stinkydogbeads.com)
3 x 6 mm two-hole lentil beads
(P65491, rose gold/topaz opaque;
www.bellomodo.com)
3 x 5 mm Rulla beads (BT6303,
blue turquoise bronze Picasso;
www.redpandabeads.com)
4 mm pearls (Swarovski, powder rose)
110 seed beads: A (SB2350, transparent
dark red gold luster; www.fusionbeads.
com), B (Toho 994, crystal transparent
gold luster; www.bellomodo.com)
150 seed beads (SB3452, transparent
reddish brown/purple luster;
www.fusionbeads.com)
blue pendant colors:
23 mm Czech coin bead
(transparent aqua blue Picasso;
www.stinkydogbeads.com)
3 x 6 mm two-hole lentil beads
(P65431, green opaque luster;
www.bellomodo.com)
Materials continued on p. 38
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3 x 5 mm Rulla beads (SB4394, dark


bronze; www.fusionbeads.com)
4 mm pearls (Swarovski, powder almond)
110 seed beads: A (Miyuki 2008, matte
metallic patina iris; www.auntiesbeads.com),
B (Miyuki SB2582, cocoa permanent
galvanized; www.fusionbeads.com)
150 seed beads (Toho 82, metallic navy iris;
www.artbeads.com)

Michelle McEnroe
started beading in 2008
and finds it the most
fulfilling of all her
crafts. Contact her at
glasscat42@gmail.com, or visit
www.etsy.com/shop/mcenroemoments.

www To print all materials for the


projects in this issue, go online to
www.BeadAndButton.com/resources,
choose this issue, and click on the
Materials List downloadable file.

EDITORS NOTE:
Add a jump ring to the top of the
pendant, making sure it is large
enough to accommodate the necklace of your choice. Connie

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[8] Pick up two 150 seed beads, an A,


and two 150s. Skip the next Rulla, lentil,
and Rulla, and sew through the inside
hole of the following lentil. Repeat this
stitch (photo e) to complete the round,
and continue through the first two 150s,
A, and two 150s added in this round.
[9] Pick up a 150, a B, and a 150, and
sew through the next two 150s, A, and
two 150s added in the previous step.
Repeat this stitch (photo f) to complete
the round, and retrace the thread path
through all the beads added in this step
and the previous step. Sew through the
inside hole of the following lentil, and
continue through the outside hole of
the same lentil.
[10] Pick up a B, an A, and a B, and
sew through the outside hole of the
next lentil. Repeat this stitch (photo g)
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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the beadwork to exit the B in the picot


that is at the top of the pendant.
[13] Pick up five Bs, and sew through
the B your thread is exiting to form
a loop. Retrace the thread path.
[14] With your thread exiting the
B in the picot, pick up a 150, and sew
through the next B in the loop. Repeat
this stitch around the loop, and retrace
the thread path of the loop and the join.
[15] If the beadwork still seems a little
loose, sew through the pearls and the
top hole of the lentils along the outside
edge using a tight tension. You can
also sew through the beadwork to the
inside ring of beads on each side of the
pendant, and retrace the thread path
through the beads and the coin. End
the thread. 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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stepbystep
Purchase a leather cuff complete with
closure, or create your own following
these easy steps.

Preparing the band


[1] Measure your wrist. Using a razor
blade tool, a steel ruler, and a cutting
mat, cut a 2-in. (5 cm) wide band of
leather that is equal to the length of
your wrist plus 2 in. (5 cm).
[2] Determine which side of the band
is the front, and place the band on your
wrist so that the ends overlap. Mark
the location for the snaps with a
permanent marker.
[3] Using a leather punch, make holes
large enough to fit the snap shaft.
[4] Using a rawhide or rubber hammer
and the mini anvil and setter that came
with the snaps, assemble the snaps
following the manufacturers instructions.

Band embellishment
[1] Stamp the desired design(s) on
the front of the band (photo a). Allow
the ink to dry.
[2] Determine where you want the
beaded embellishments to go, and use
a sewing pin to pierce small holes in the
band along the desired path (photo b).
Space the holes to match the bead size.
[3] Tie an overhand knot (Basics, p. 86)

c
at one end of a comfortable length
of thread. Tie a second overhand knot,
and slide it down over the first. Sew
up through the band from back to
front at the desired location of the first
bead embellishment. Use a variety of
seed beads, drops, and charms to
embellish the band as desired using
beaded backstitch (Basics and photo c)
and/or stop stitch (Basics). Retrace the
thread path through each bead for a
secure connection.
[4] End the thread on the back of the
band by tying two overhand knots, one
on top of the other, as you did in step 3.
Apply a small dab of superglue to both
the starting and ending knots, and trim
the threads.

Edging
[1] With the sewing pin, pierce a line
of holes along each edge of the band
approximately 2 mm from the edge.
The beads will sit between the holes,
so space the holes accordingly. Also,
make sure to leave a little extra space
to accommodate the thickness of the
cord on each side of the beads.
[2] Cut a 16-in. (41 cm) piece of S-Lon
cord, and tie two overhand knots at one
end as before. With a thread burner or
lighter, trim the tail close to the knot.
String enough 4 mm round beads (or
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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
beads
beading needles, #10
glovers needle or Big-Eye needle
Bead Stopper
cutting mat
leather hole punch
permanent marker
rawhide or rubber hammer
razor blade tool
sewing pin or quilters pin
solvent ink, such as StazOn brand
(JoAnn fabric and craft stores)
steel ruler
superglue
thread burner or lighter
cuff with bird design 712 in. (19.1 cm)
13 15 x 5 mm dagger beads (Czech,
blood red with peacock finish)
73 4 mm round beads (blue howlite)
assorted bugle beads, drop beads, and
110, 130, and 150 seed beads
rubber stamps (Stampin up Always
collection; www.stampinup.com)
cuff with shell design 8 in. (20 cm)
38 x 13 mm brass seahorse
(www.thecraftstar.com/
shopdetails/2180/calliopesattic)
5 mm round beads
47 blue (dyed howlite)
24 white (shell beads)
assorted seed beads and pearls
rubber stamps (Michaels stores)
* You can also purchase a blank leather
cuff with the closure already attached
at www.oleschoolteacher.com or
www.etsy.com/shop/tafuristudios.com.

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Quality in the Making

Ask For Us At
Your Local Bead Store

Lead Free Pewter ~ Made in the USA


EU Nickel Compliant ~ Original Designs

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such as daggers) to create a strand


the same length as the band, and attach
a Bead Stopper to the end without
the knot.
[3] Cut a 16-in. (41 cm) piece of cord,
tie an overhand knot at one end, and
thread a glovers needle or a Big-Eye
needle at the other. Stitch from back
to front through the first hole along one
edge of the band. Align the strand of
4 mm beads along this edge.
[4] Using a couching stitch, loop the
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.

DESIGNERS NOTES:
Make sure to use a solvent ink.
Solvent inks contain no water
and are therefore fade-resistant
and waterproof.
When sizing the band to your
wrist, be sure to leave enough
room to slide your finger
between your wrist and the
band to close the snap.

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The 4 mm strand will tighten up as you


work, so loosen the Bead Stopper a little
bit at a time to allow more slack. This
will also prevent the edge from puckering
and allow the finished cuff to lie flat.
[5] When you reach the last stitch, end
the thread by looping back between the
last two beads, and sewing under the
thread bridge on the back of the band
(photo e). Tie a couple of half-hitch
knots (Basics), and then trim the cord
close to the last knot with a thread
burner. Dab the knot with superglue
if desired.
[6] Remove the Bead Stopper from the
4 mm strand, and tie two overhand
knots on this end. Trim the cord close to
the knot with a thread burner, and dab
the knot with superglue if desired.
[7] Work as in steps 26 to embellish
the other edge of the band. w

Abigail Engelking has


been making jewelry for 16
years, having started with
wirework and gemstones.
Contact her at abigail33@telus.net, or
visit www.abigailsbeaddesign.etsy.com
and www.facebook.com/abigail.engelking
to see more of her work.

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BEAD WEAVING

lower bud
necklace

Connect beaded beads made


with two-hole lentils, SuperDuos,
and magatamas to highlight the
Bead&Button 20th anniversary bead.
by Connie Whittaker

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2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo, color A

2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo, color B

a
3 x 6 mm two-hole lentil
3 mm pearl
3 mm magatama drop bead
2 x 3 mm crystal rondelle
FIGURE 1

150 seed bead

e
b d
c

c
a

FIGURE 2

stepbystep
Beaded beads
[1] On 18 in. (46 cm) of thread, pick
up seven color A 2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo
beads. Sew through all the beads again
(figure 1, ab) to form a ring, leaving an
8-in. (20 cm) tail, and sew through the
available hole of the first A (bc).
[2] Pick up a color B 2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo bead, and sew through the available hole of the next A (cd). Repeat
this stitch to complete the round (de).
Retrace the thread path using a tight
tension so the beadwork begins to
cup slightly.
[3] With the tail, pick up a 3 mm pearl,
skip two As, and sew through the inner
hole of the next A (figure 2, ab). Sew
back through the pearl and the A your
thread exited at the start of this step
(bc). End the working thread and tail

FIGURE 3

(Basics, p. 86) to complete the first half


of the beaded bead.
[4] On 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread, repeat
steps 13, but end only the tail.
[5] With the working thread, sew
through the available hole of the B your
thread is exiting (figure 3, ab).
[6] Pick up a 150 seed bead, a 3 x 6 mm
two-hole lentil bead, and a 150, and sew
through the available hole of the next B
(bc). Repeat this stitch to complete the
round (cd), and retrace the thread path
(not shown in the figure) using a tight
tension. Sew through the next few beads
to exit a lentil, and continue through the
available hole of the same lentil (de).
[7] Bring together the two halves of the
beaded bead so that the 3 mm pearls
are to the outside.
[8] Pick up a 150, and sew through
a B on the other half of the beaded
bead. Pick up a 150, and sew through

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Materials
necklace 18 in. (46 cm)
1 Bead&Button 20th anniversary bead
by Lydia Muell (www.BeadAndButton.
com/anniversarybead)
2 6 mm crystal rondelles (Preciosa
PC3055, crystal Celsian; www.fusionbeads.com)
16 2 x 3 mm crystal rondelles (Chinese,
wheat; www.drygulch.com)
24 3 mm pearls (Swarovski, mauve)
70 3 x 6 mm two-hole CzechMate lentil
beads (P65431, luster opaque green)
9 g 2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo beads in
each of 2 colors: A (P15726, Vega on
chalk; www.funkyhannahs.com),
B (pastel Montana blue;
www.funkyhannahs.com)
12 g 3 mm magatama drop beads
(Toho Y185, hybrid luster opaque
gold/smoky)
1 g 150 seed beads (Miyuki 4220,
Duracoat eggplant)
toggle clasp (brass)
8-in. (20 cm) chain (brass)
4 6 mm jump rings (brass)
Fireline 6 lb. test
beading needles, #11 or #12
2 pairs of chainnose, flatnose,
and/or bentnose pliers
wire cutters

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her at cwhittaker@
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the available hole of the next lentil


(photo a). Repeat this stitch to complete the round, and retrace the
thread path. Your thread should
be exiting a lentil.
[9] Pick up three 3 mm magatama
drop beads, and sew through the
corresponding hole of the next lentil
(photo b). Repeat this stitch to complete the round, and sew through the
first two drops added.

[10] Pick up a drop, and sew through


the other hole of the next lentil. Pick
up a drop, and sew through the
center drop from the previous round
(photo c). Repeat these two stitches
to complete the round. End the thread.
[11] Repeat steps 110 to make nine
more beaded beads.
Necklace assembly
[1] Add 4 ft. (1.2 m) of thread (Basics)
to a beaded bead, leaving an 18-in.
(46 cm) tail. Exit a center drop along
the edge.
[2] Pick up a 2 x 3 mm crystal rondelle, and sew through a center drop
along the edge of another beaded
bead. Pick up a rondelle, and sew
through the drop your thread exited
at the start of this step. Retrace the
thread path several times.
[3] Sew counterclockwise through
the beadwork as shown in figure 4
to exit the center drop in the
third set of drops. These drops
will be slightly offset from the
previous connection. This will
curve the neck strap as the beaded
beads are added.
[4] Repeat steps 2 and 3 to connect
a total of five beaded beads.
[5] Pick up nine 150s, and sew through
the same drop to form a loop. Retrace
the thread path several times, and end
the thread.

[6] Cut a 4-in. (10 cm) piece of chain.


Open a 6 mm jump ring (Basics), and
attach an end link of the chain to the
loop of 150s.
[7] Open a jump ring, and attach the
other end link of the chain to half of
the clasp. This completes the left side
of the neck strap.
[8] Work as in steps 17 to complete
the right side of the neck strap, but
sew in a clockwise direction in step 3
to make the neck strap curve in the
opposite direction.
[9] With the 18-in. (46 cm) tail from
the left neck strap, sew through the
beadwork in a clockwise direction to
exit the center drop in the third set of
drops from the connection point, with
the needle pointing to the outside of
the neck strap. Be sure the neck strap
is curving inward.
[10] Pick up a pearl, a 6 mm crystal
rondelle, the anniversary bead, a
6 mm, a pearl, and a 150, and sew
back through the pearl, 6 mm, anniversary bead, and 6 mm. Pick up a
pearl, and sew up through the center
drop in the third set of drops from
the connection point on the right
neck strap, making sure that both
neck straps are curving inward. Pick
up a pearl, and sew through the drop
your thread exited at the start of this
step. Retrace the thread path several
times, and end the threads. w

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Beading

before
it was cool

Phyllis Dintenfass has had


a front-row seat to what
she calls the Golden Age
of beading.
by Stacy Werkheiser

s Bead&Button celebrates its


20th anniversary, we cant help
but nod to those beaders who
learned the art long before there were
magazines to teach it, beaders like Phyllis
Dintenfass. Phyllis has been stringing,
stitching, teaching, traveling, shopping,
and soaking up all there is to know about
beads for 50 years. Heres where shes
been and how her story intersects yours
and mine.

The geography of a hobby


When Phyllis talks about her roots in
beading, her journey is inextricably tied
to places. First there was New York City,
Phyllis hometown. She says, I spent
my childhood seeing lots of fabulous
things in museums, shops, and on people
in the street, all serving as her introduction to adornment.
Then came Kenya, where she saw
beaded Maasai necklaces during the
1960s while serving its neighboring
country, Ethiopia, in the Peace Corps.
In 1966, on a return trip to NYC,
Phyllis purchased a big bag of plastic
beads on a whim while getting ready
to attend graduate school in Iowa City.
And so she went to Iowa. At a university craft fair, she sold or bartered a dozen
pairs of earrings she had made with those
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Phyllis browsing beads in Kenya during the 60s (above)


and at home with her beads today (below).

plastic beads. My beading career was


launched! Phyllis exclaims.
Two years later, she moved to Wisconsin. There, after 30 years of stringing
big beads, she took a loomwork class
at a Sheep & Wool Festival. Once Phyllis
found out she could thread a beading
needle, she was hooked on working with
little beads.
For the next 20 years, she continued
to stitch with seed beads while beginning
a collection of lampworked beads. I am
again using more of these big beads in
combination with my beaded beads and
modules, she says. Ive gone full circle.

Big Apple throwback


While making that circle, Phyllis connection to New York City gave her access to
the beaders paradise so many of us have
heard about: the NYC Garment District.
On a school break, I discovered the
mecca for buying beads on 37th Street.
There, wholesale license in hand, you
would sort through stacks of boxes or be
accompanied by someone who pulled the
strands. If you were lucky, youd get to go
to the back room or up a creaky elevator
to explore those beads not on display.
Though it sounds like a dream,
remember: The bead sources of yesteryear
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stores did not sell seed beads, Phyllis


points out. I found some at local shows,
but colors and quality were very limited.
What a difference compared to browsing a local bead store today, attending
a show, or shopping online. Even the
big-box stores have been expanding
their beading supplies. Its just one of
the many changes Phyllis has witnessed
over the decades.

The Golden Age of beading


Another change is that the process of
stitching one bead to another is going
places its never been before thanks to

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new products and the dissemination of
knowledge.
Recently, theres been a proliferation
of new bead shapes being made in the
Czech Republic and Japan, thus encouraging seed bead weavers to produce new
designs, Phyllis points out. Polymer,
resin, metal, and wire also continue to
expand the jewelry makers repertoire.
Dont forget the new techniques and
supplies with new names we have learned
to pronounce, like kumihimo, soutache,
and shibori. These represent a blending
of cultures, an environment of lending,
borrowing, transforming, and evolving
the art that, in Phyllis mind, makes this
the Golden Age of beading.

Perennial teacher
With so many changes in the last 50
years, Phyllis is thankful that you are
no longer on your own as a beader.
Books and magazines, DVDs, and Web
outlets like Facebook, YouTube, and blogs
have made beading accessible to everyone.
So have teachers, like Phyllis, who
have travelled far and wide to instruct
those who are eager to learn.
I have always been a teacher, says
Phyllis of her career both inside and outside of beading. Shes taught elementary
school children, college students, and
adults in subjects ranging from reading
to Asian cooking.
Teaching has given me lots of pragmatic experience and tends to make me
err on the side of detailed, complete
information, she says. Watching people
throw away the heads of broccoli or
struggle to unlock symbols on a page
of print so they can read has made me
a sympathetic teacher.

Right: When seed beads took


over, Phyllis work branched
out in many new directions.

the Middle East; that a


fusion of materials
not unlike what
we are seeing
today resulted in
European glass
beads being
featured in traditional Native
American beadwork; and that
in Ethiopia, even
in places where shoes
are a luxury, folks are
still adorned with strings
of copal beads, amulets,
silver crosses, and filigree pieces.
In short, Phyllis predicts that beading will continue to be an important
expression of our humanity because,
thus far, it always has been! The real
question is, what will beading look like
in the future? If Phyllis knows, she isnt
saying: Id love to see what the results
will be 50 years from now! w
To learn more about Phyllis and her bead
journey, visit www.phylart.com.

Stacy Werkheiser
is an associate editor at
Bead&Button. Contact
her at swerkheiser@
beadandbutton.com.

The big question


With all the bead history shes seen, perhaps Phyllis can intuit what comes next.
Will beadwork continue to be important
after this Golden Age has passed? Beads
have been part of human accessories for
more than 100,000 years, says Phyllis,
so they are likely to continue to be.
With a library of beading knowledge
that spans much more than five decades,
Phyllis reminds us that glass beads have
been discovered in ancient tombs all over

Above: Phyllis combines lampworked


beads (this one is by Beau Barrett)
with bead weaving.

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Above: Strung necklaces launched


Phyllis bead career.

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PEYOTE STITCH

Surfin
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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Difficulty rating
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, emeraldlined cobalt AB)
23 g color B (Miyuki DB0322, matte
metallic dark bronze)
23 g color C (Miyuki DB0608, dyed
silver-lined blue zircon)
5-strand slide clasp
Fireline 6 lb. test
beading needles, #10

110 cylinder bead, color A


110 cylinder bead, color B
110 cylinder bead, color C
110 seed bead, color D
110 seed bead, color E
110 hex-cut seed bead, color F
80 seed bead, color G
80 hex-cut seed bead, color H
60 seed bead, color I

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FIGURE

stepbystep
Necklace
[1] On a comfortable length of thread,
attach a stop bead (Basics, p. 86), leaving an 8-in. (20 cm) tail.
[2] Pick up two color A 110 cylinder
beads, two color B 110 cylinder beads,
two color C 110 cylinder beads, two
color D 110 seed beads, two color E 110
seed beads, two color F 110 hex-cut seed

beads, two color G 80 seed beads, and


two color H 80 hex-cut seed beads
(figure, ab). These beads will form the
first two rows as the third row is added.
[3] Work in flat even-count peyote
stitch (Basics) as follows, picking up
one bead per stitch and referring to
the figure:
Row 3: H, G, F, E, D, C, B, A (bc).
Row 4: A, A, B, C, D, E, F, G (cd).
Row 5: G, F, E, D, C, B, A, A (de).

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bronze necklace colors:


60 seed beads, color I (Toho 223,
antique bronze)
80 hex-cut seed beads, color H
(Toho 274, teal green-lined crystal)
80 Japanese seed beads, color G
(343A, amber/black-lined AB)
110 hex-cut seed beads, color F
(Miyuki 462, metallic gold iris)
110 seed beads in 2 colors: D
(Toho 221, bronze), E (Toho 1208,
marbled turquoise/Ceylon grey)
110 cylinder beads in 3 colors: A and C
(Miyuki DB0324, matte metallic rainbow), B (Miyuki DB0322, matte metallic
dark bronze)

Jimmie Boatright is
a retired public school
educator who teaches
her original designs at
Beadjoux Bead Shop in
Braselton, Georgia. Visit www.beadjoux.com to see more of her designs
or to purchase patterns. Contact
Jimmie at dboatri931@aol.com.

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DESIGNERS 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 7: F, E, D, C, B, A, A, A (fg).
Row 8: A, A, A, A, B, C, D, E (gh).
Row 9: F, E, D, C, B, A, A, A (hi).
Row 10: A, A, A, B, C, D, E, F (ij).
Row 11: G, F, E, D, C, B, A, A (jk).
Row 12: A, A, B, C, D, E, F, G (kl).
Row 13: H, G, F, E, D, C, B, A (lm).
Row 14: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H (mn).
Row 15: Color I 60 seed bead, H, G, F,
E, D, C, B (no).
Row 16: B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I (op).

Work an increase turn: Pick up an I and


an A, and sew back through the I just
picked up (pq). This creates a point in
the wave.

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Row 17: I, H, G, F, E, D, C, B (qr).


Row 18: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H (rs).
Row 19: H, G, F, E, D, C, B, A (st).
Row 20: A, A, B, C, D, E, F, G (tu).
Row 21: G, F, E, D, C, B, A, A (uv).
Row 22: A, A, A, B, C, D, E, F (vw).
Row 23: F, E, D, C, B, A, A, A (wx).
Row 24: A, A, A, A, B, C, D, E (xy).

of the necklace. With the working thread,


sew through the beadwork to exit an
up-bead in the last row that corresponds
with the first loop of the clasp.
[2] Sew up through the loop of the
clasp, and pick up a G and an E. Sew
back through the G and the loop, and
continue through the next up-bead in
the last row.
[3] Work as in step 2 to attach the
remaining loops of the clasp. Retrace
the thread path, and end the thread.
[4] Remove the stop bead from the tail,
and repeat steps 13. w

[4] Repeat rows 924 for the desired


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SOUTACHE BEAD EMBROIDERY

Serpentine

soutache bracelet
designed by Alexandra Sydorenko

stepbystep
Cabochon component
[1] Cut a 114-in. (3.2 cm) square
of beading foundation, and draw a
diagonal line from one corner to the
opposite corner.
[2] Apply a thin coat of E6000 on the
back of the 22 mm square cabochon,
and place it in the center of the foundation. Allow the glue to dry, and then
trim the foundation, leaving a 23 mm
border on all four sides (photo a).
[3] Tie a double knot (Soutache Basics,
p. 57) at one end of 1 yd. (.9 m) of
thread. Trim the tail close to the knot.
[4] Cut a 512-in. (14 cm) piece of
soutache braid in each of the three
colors, and create a stack by laying
one braid on top of the other, with
color C on top, color A in the middle,
and color B on the bottom. Make sure
the center Vs of all three braids are
pointing in the same direction.

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[5] Locate the center of the stack,


and sew through the center Vs of all
three braids from bottom to top. Sew
down through the stack about 14 in.
(6 mm) away.
[6] Lay the stack along the edge of the
cabochon, with the B braid closest to
the cabochon and the knot aligned with
an unmarked corner of the foundation.
Sew down through the foundation next
to the cabochon, and then sew back up
through the foundation and the stack
about 14 in. (6 mm) away. Repeat these
two stitches until you are within 14 in.
(6 mm) of the next corner (photo b).
[7] Pick up a 4 mm bead, curve the
stack around the bead in the opposite
direction, and sew through the stack
where it meets the hole of the bead
(photo c). Make two or three small
stitches through the stack, bring the stack
around the other side of the bead, and
end the stack (Soutache Basics and
photo d).

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Difficulty rating
Materials

Create ribbons of soutache


braid that meander through
clusters of SuperDuos and
flow around a cabochon.

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)
1 g 150 seed beads, optional
(Miyuki 3564, peach-lined transparent
chartreuse AB; www.fusionbeads.com)
2 3 mm daisy spacers (gold)
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
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
Materials continued on p. 57

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[8] Bring the thread across the back

[4] Sew back through the stack about

[7] Pinch the two stacks together after

of the cabochon, and sew through the


foundation and the stack near the knot.
Work as in step 6 to secure the stack to
this side of the cabochon. Then repeat
step 7 to add a 4 mm bead. End the
thread (Soutache Basics).
[9] Repeat steps 48 along the other
two sides of the cabochon (photo e).

12 mm away from where your thread


exited, with the needle at an angle
(photo g). Pick up a SuperDuo, sew
through the available hole of the existing SuperDuo, pick up a SuperDuo,
and sew through the stack where it meets
the hole of this last SuperDuo (photo h).
[5] Sew back through the stack about
12 mm away from where your thread
exited, with the needle at an angle. Sew
through the available hole of the nearest
SuperDuo, pick up a SuperDuo (photo i),
sew through the available hole of the
next SuperDuo, and sew through the
stack where it meets the hole of this
SuperDuo.
[6] Sew back through the stack about
12 mm away from where your thread
exited, with the needle at an angle. Sew
through the available hole of the last
SuperDuo, and sew through the other
stack where it meets the hole of this
SuperDuo (photo j).

the last SuperDuo, and sew through


all four braids close to the last bead
(photo k). Make two small stitches
about 12 mm apart through all four
braids. This completes the first SuperDuo cluster.
[8] Work as in steps 37 to add three
more SuperDuo clusters (photo l).
Do not end the thread.
[9] Make a second center strap.

Bracelet bands
Center straps

[1] Tie a double knot at one end of 1 yd.


(.9 m) of thread. Trim the tail close to
the knot.
[2] Cut an 8-in. (20 cm) piece of color
A and color C braid. Create a two-braid
stack with color A on top. Locate the
center of the stack, and sew through it
from bottom to top.
[3] Sew back through the stack, pick up
a 2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo bead, and sew
through the stack on the other side of
the SuperDuo (photo f).
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Side straps

[1] Tie a double knot at one end of 2 ft.


(61 cm) of thread.

[2] Cut an 8-in. (20 cm) piece of color B


braid, and fold it in half.

[3] Sew through one of the center


straps from inside to outside near the
top hole of the first SuperDuo (photo m).
Sew through the B braid near the fold,
pick up an 80 seed bead, and sew
through the other side of the B braid
where it meets the hole of the bead

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Materials continued from p. 55

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
of the 4 mm fire-polished beads
(Swarovski, crystal AB)
80 seed beads (Miyuki 274, amethystlined 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),
in place of Fireline

SOUTACHE BASICS

q
(photo n). Sew back through the B braid,

the 80, the B braid, and the stack of the


center strap.
[4] Sew back through the stack and the
B braid about one beads width away,
pick up an 80, and sew through the B
braid where it meets the hole of the bead.
Sew back through the B braid, the 80,
the B braid, and the stack. Repeat this
step to add a total of three 80s.
[5] Sew back through the stack and the
B braid, pick up a SuperDuo, and sew
through the B braid where it meets the
hole of the SuperDuo. Continue to
work as in steps 37 of Center straps
to add a total of three SuperDuo
clusters between the B braids, making
sure to secure this side strap to the
center strap (photo o).
[6] Work as in step 7 of Cabochon
component to add a 4 mm bead
(photo p), and end the stack.
[7] Work as in steps 16 to make a
second side strap, and secure it to the

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

r
other side of this center strap. This
completes one bracelet band.
[8] Repeat steps 17 to secure two side
straps to the other center strap, completing the other bracelet band.

Assembly
[1] Position one of the bracelet bands
behind the cabochon component at one
of the marked corners. With the working thread from the center strap, secure
the band to the foundation with small
stitches up through the foundation and
back down through the band (photo q).
[2] Sew through the stack above one
of the 4 mm beads at the end of a side
strap. Pick up an 80, and sew through
the corresponding stack in the cabochon component. Retrace the thread
path, and then repeat this step to add
another 80 (photo r).
[3] Bring the thread across the back
of the piece, and repeat step 2 for the
other side strap on this bracelet band.

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Ending a stack
Push the loose ends of the stack
to the back of your work, and fan
them out so they lie as flat as
possible. Sew up from the back
through all the layers, and exit the
side of one braid on the front of
your work. Sew down through all
the layers as close as possible to
the point where the thread exited,
sewing through the side of the
same braid. Repeat this stitch
several times to secure the stack,
and trim the ends.
Ending the thread
To end the thread. Sew to the
back of your work, and make a
few small stitches in the closest
braid. Tie a knot, and trim the
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[4] Sew up through the band and the

[4] Tie a double knot at the end of

foundation at the marked corner of the


cabochon. Pick up a 3 mm daisy spacer
and an 110 seed bead, and sew back
down through the spacer, the foundation, and the band (photo s).
[5] Sew up through the center band and
the foundation at the base of the nearest
SuperDuo cluster, pick up a 4 mm bead,
and sew down through the center strap
in the band (photo t). Retrace the thread
path, and end the thread.
[6] Work as in steps 15 to assemble
the other bracelet band on the opposite
side of the cabochon component.

15 in. (38 cm) of thread, and sew


through the edge of the foundation
around the cabochon, hiding the knot
between the backing and the foundation.
[5] Sew up between the two outside
braids to the front of the piece. Making
a 2 mm stitch, sew down between the
two outside braids, the foundation, and
the backing. Repeat these stitches around
the entire backing. End the thread.

Backing
[1] Trace the outline of the cabochon
component and the bracelet bands up
to and including the 4 mm beads of
the side straps onto a piece of paper
(photo u). Cut out the shape.
[2] Trace the shape onto a leather or
Ultrasuede backing, and cut it out.
[3] Apply a small amount of E6000
to the back of the piece, covering the
ends of the stacks. Place the backing
on the back of the piece, and allow
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Clasp
[1] Tie a double knot at the end of
1 ft. (30 cm) of thread. Sew through
the available end of the center strap on
one side of the SuperDuo from inside
to outside. Pick up a 4 mm bead, an 80,
five 110s, and half of the clasp. Sew back
through all the beads and the stack.
Retrace the thread path several times.
[2] Sew back through the beads, the
clasp, and the five 110s. Pick up an 80
and a 4 mm, and sew through the center
strap on the other side of the SuperDuo
(photo v). Retrace the thread path
several times, and end the thread.
[3] Repeat steps 1 and 2 at the other
end of the band.

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Optional embellishment
[1] Tie a double knot at the end of 2 ft.
(61 cm) of thread, and sew through
the stack around the cabochon near
a 4 mm bead.
[2] Pick up a 3 mm fire-polished bead
and a 150 seed bead, and sew back
through the 3 mm and the stack.
[3] Sew back through the stack about
one beads width away, pick up an 80
and a 150, and sew back through the 80
and the stack.
[4] Repeat steps 2 and 3 to embellish
the edge of the cabochon component.
[5] Sew between the backing and the
foundation to exit the opposite edge of
the cabochon component, and repeat
steps 24. w

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has been beading since
childhood. She teaches at
a bead store near where she
lives in New Jersey with her husband,
daughter, and a mischievous cockatiel
who likes to test the durability of her
designs with his beak. Contact her at
oleksandrasydorenko@gmail.com, or
visit her online shop at www.etsy.com/
shop/alexandrabeads.

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BRICK STITCH / PEYOTE STITCH

Twin

Difficulty rating

flower

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

Stitch a textural, organic rope with


floral finials and a smooth slide.
designed by Kerrie Slade

stepbystep

gunmetal necklace colors:


6 mm Czech glass pearls (matte silver)
2.5 x 5 mm Twin beads
color A (Preciosa 28949, gunmetal)
color B (Preciosa 01700, matte silver)
100 Czech seed beads (matte silver)

through the last A added in this round


(figure 3).

Rope
[1] On 3 yd. (3.2 m) of thread, center
three color A 2.5 x 5 mm Twin beads,
and sew through all the beads again to
form a ring (figure 1, ab). Wrap the tail
around a bobbin.
[2] Work a round of modified tubular
brick stitch as follows, ending and adding thread (Basics, p. 86) as needed:
First stitch: Pick up two As, sew under
the thread bridge between the adjacent
two As in the previous round, and
sew up through the last A just added
(figure 2, ab).
Second stitch: Pick up an A, sew under
the thread bridge between the next two
As in the previous round, and sew up
through the A just added (bc).
Join: Sew down through the first A
added in this round, and sew up

[3] Work as in step 2 to make a rope


the desired length. Do not end the
working thread or tail.

All beads are Preciosa traditional


Czech beads; see them at
www.preciosa-ornela.com.

Flowers
[1] Work in rounds as follows:
Round 1: Pick up an A, sew down
through the next A in the rope, and sew
up through the following A (figure 4,
ab). Pick up an A, sew down through
the previous A in the rope, and sew up
through the next A in the rope (bc).
Pick up an A, sew down through the
next A in the rope, sew up through
the following A, and then sew through
the first A added in this round (cd).
Sew through the available hole of
this A (de).
Round 2: Pick up two As, and sew
through the available hole of the next A

Kerrie Slade is a beadwork designer living


in Mansfield, England.
She has been beading
for more than 10 years
and has had her work published
in numerous books and magazines
around the world. Kerrie now
teaches beadwork internationally
and sells patterns via her website,
www.kerrieslade.co.uk.

2.5 x 5 mm Twin bead

top view

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FIGURE 1

FIGURE 2

FIGURE 3

FIGURE 4

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FIGURE 5

in the previous round. Repeat this stitch


to complete the round. Step up through
the first A added in this round, and then
sew through the available hole of the
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
the first A added in this round, and then
sew through the available hole of the
same A (figure 6).
Round 4: Pick up two As, 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
12 As in this round. Step up through the
first A added in this round, and then sew
through the available hole of the same A.
Rounds 513: Pick up an A, and sew
through the available hole of the next
A in the previous round. Repeat this
stitch to complete each round. Step up
through the first A added in each round,
and then sew through the available hole
of the same A. Retrace the thread path
through the last two rounds for stability.
[2] Pick up two As, and sew through
the available hole of the next A in the
previous round. Sew through the other
hole of the same A, the nearest hole of
the adjacent A in the previous round,
the nearest hole of the A your thread
exited at the start of this step, and the
other hole of the same A. Sew through
the two As added in this step, and
sew through the available hole of the
second A (figure 7, ab).
[3] Pick up an A, sew through the
available hole of the first A added in
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FIGURE 7

the previous step, and then sew through


the next nine As as shown (bc).
[4] Repeat steps 2 and 3 to add a total
of six points. End the working thread.
[5] Add 8 in. (20 cm) of thread to the
flower where it meets the rope, and exit
the end of the rope inside the flower.
Pick up eight 6 mm pearls and a 100
seed bead. Sew back through the pearls,
continue through a few Twins at the
end of the rope, and end the thread.
[6] Unwind the tail from the bobbin,
and repeat steps 15 to add a flower
to this end of the rope.

Beaded slide
[1] On 1 yd. (1.4 m) of thread, pick
up an A, and sew through the available
hole of this A, leaving a 12-in. (30 cm)
tail. Pick up seven As, skip the last two
As, and sew through the available hole
of the next A (figure 8, ab).
[2] Work in modified flat odd-count
peyote stitch as follows: Pick up an A,
and sew through the available hole of
the next A. Repeat this stitch, and then

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FIGURE 8

pick up an A, and sew through the available hole of the same A (bc).
[3] Work three peyote stitches with one
A per stitch (cd).
[4] Work as in steps 2 and 3 for a total
of 20 rows. Do not end the working
thread or tail.
[5] Fold the rope in half, wrap the beadwork around the two ropes, and using
the tail, zip up (Basics) the ends to form
a tube. End the tail.
[6] With the working thread exiting an
edge A in the slide, pick up a color B
2.5 x 5 mm Twin bead and three 100s.
Sew through the available hole of the B,
sew down through the nearest hole of
the next edge A, and sew up through the
other hole of the same A. Repeat this
stitch to complete the round. You will
have a total of 10 Bs along this edge.
[7] Sew through the beadwork to exit
an A along the opposite edge, and work
as in step 6. End the thread. w

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CUBIC RIGHT-ANGLE WEAVE / STRINGING

Studded

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 rightangle weave stitch.
[2] Make a flat strip of rightangle weave (Basics, p. 86)
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
following stitches:
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b
a c

Materials

FIGURE 1

FIGURE 2

First stitch: Pick up three


110s, and sew through the
top 110 your thread just
exited and the first 110 just
picked up (photo a).
Second stitch: Pick up two
110s, sew through the next
top 110, the side 110 in the
previous stitch, and the two
110s just picked up (photo b).
Third stitch: Sew through the
next top 110, and pick up two
110s. Sew through the side

110 in the previous stitch, the


third top 110, and the first
110 just picked up (photo c).
Fourth stitch: Pick up one
110, and sew through the side
110 in the first stitch, the
fourth top 110, the side 110
in the previous stitch, and the
110 just picked up (photo d).
To complete the unit, sew
through the four new top
110s (photo e).

[4] Work step 3 again to


make a tube that is three
CRAW units long.
[5] With your thread exiting
a top 110 in the last unit,
pick up a 130 Charlotte, and
sew through the next top 110
(photo f). Repeat this stitch to
add a 130 between all of the
four top 110s.
[6] Sew through the next
side 110 and the top 110 in
the next CRAW unit. Work

Elasticize me!
For this fabulous stretchy
stud bangle, I used sturdy
elastic like Elastoma by
BeadSmith and strung
80 seed beads between the
CRAW tubes and the bead
studs. Instead of a clasp,
I strung another bead stud,
tied overhand knots, and
dotted the knots with Super
New Glue. Jane

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cream/gold bracelet*
612 in. (16.5 cm)
6 12 mm two-hole bead
studs (opaque beige lumi)
4 80 seed beads (Miyuki
196, 24kt yellow gold-lined
opal)
56 g 110 seed beads
(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
Fireline 6 lb. and 10 lb. test
beading needles, #11
bronze/green bracelet*
colors:
12 mm two-hole bead studs
(antique bronze)
80 seed beads (Miyuki 196,
24kt yellow gold-lined opal)
110 seed beads (Toho 457,
gold-lustered green)
150 seed beads (Miyuki 91,
24kt gold plated)
130 Charlottes (24kt gold
plate)
*All supplies for the above
bracelets available at
My Bead Gallery,
(941) 460-8800.
copper/green bracelet
colors:
12 mm two-hole bead studs
(copper matte; Eclectica,
262-641-0961)
80 seed beads (Miyuki 457L,
metallic light bronze
110 seed beads (Miyuki
2008, matte/metallic patina
iris)
150 seed beads, in place of
the 130 Charlottes (Toho
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[7] Make a total of 14


tubes.

Assembly
[1] On 1 yd. (.9 m) of Fireg
as in step 5 (photo g). Repeat
this step twice so that you
have 130s at each corner of
the three CRAW units that
make up the tube (photo h).
End the working thread and
tail (Basics).

line 10 lb. test, attach a stop


bead (Basics), leaving a 6-in.
(15 cm) tail.
[2] Pick up a repeating
pattern of a CRAW tube
and a 12 mm bead stud six
times, and then pick up a
tube, an 80 seed bead, three
150 seed beads, a loop of half
of the clasp, and three 150s.
Sew back through the 80,
and snug up the beads, but

not too tight. Retrace the


thread path through the
tubes and studs.
[3] When you exit the first
tube, pick up an 80, three
150s, the corresponding loop
of the other half of the clasp,
and three 150s. Sew back
through the 80.
[4] Remove the stop bead
from the tail, and tie the
threads together with a
square knot (Basics). End
the threads.
[5] Repeat steps 14 by
stringing the remaining tubes,
going through the available
holes of the studs, and
attaching the available loops
of the clasp. w

green/orchid bangle 214-in.


(5.7 cm) inner diameter
7 12 mm two-hole bead studs
(opaque green turquoise
Picasso; Eclectica,
262-641-0961)
28 80 seed beads (Miyuki 274,
amethyst-lined crystal AB)
56 g 110 seed beads
(Toho 267FM, frost crystal)
2 g 130 Charlottes (sage green)
elastic cord, 1 mm diameter
(clear)
Super New Glue

Dana
Rudolph is a
designer and
the owner of
My Bead Gallery in Englewood, Florida. Contact
her at mybeadgallery@
gmail.com, or visit www.
mybeadgallery.com to see
more of Danas work.

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Wrapped Loops

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Charmed
by the
sea necklace

Combine a pastel palette of


crystals and pearls with chain
and charms for the perfect
summer accessory.
designed by Alison Jayne Layton

EDITORS NOTES
Use a Chain Sta during Assembly
to make it easier to attach the clusters and dangles to the shell chain.
If desired, finish each end of the
necklace with strung beads instead
of the oval chain.
If the chain you use for your chain
clusters has links smaller than
4 mm, consider leaving an empty
link between dangles. Julia
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Dangles

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Make dangles: On a head pin, string a 1.5 mm bead and


a 4, 6, or 8 mm crystal or pearl. Make the first half of a
wrapped loop (Basics, p. 86). Repeat with the remaining crystals and pearls. Select three color A 6 mm pearls and six 8 mm
round crystals. Complete the wraps on the pearls but not the
crystals, and set these nine dangles aside to use in Assembly.

Materials

With the remaining dangles, make three identical chain


clusters as follows:
Cut a 2-in. (5 cm) piece of curb chain. Open a 6 mm jump
ring (Basics), and attach it to an end link. Attach a color A
4 mm pearl dangle to the other end, and complete the wraps.
Attach dangles to the 2-in. (5 cm) chain as follows, completing the wraps as you go. Work from the top of the chain to
the bottom of the chain:
2nd link: Attach a color F 6 mm crystal to one side of the link
and a color E 6 mm pearl to the other side.
3rd link: Attach a color K 8 mm rondelle to one side of the
link and a color G 6 mm crystal to the other side.
4th link: Attach a color B 6 mm pearl and an 8 mm round
to one side of the link and a color B 4 mm pearl and a color H
6 mm crystal to the other side.
5th link: Attach a color I 6 mm crystal to one side of the link.
6th link: Attach a color C 4 mm pearl and a color D
4 mm pearl to one side of the link and an 8 mm round
to the other side.
7th link: Attach a color A 6 mm pearl to one side of the link
and a color J 6 mm crystal to the other side.
8th link: Attach a color K 6 mm crystal to one side of the link
and a color H 8 mm rondelle to the other side.
The lower 1 in. (2.5 cm) of chain should be free of dangles,
except for the 4 mm pearl attached to the bottom link.

necklace 19 in. (48 cm)


pewter shell charms (TierraCast)
2 24 mm spindle shells
1 18 mm starfish
Swarovski crystals
12 8 mm rounds (crystal)
3 8 mm rondelles in each of 2 colors:
H (golden shadow), K (chrysolite opal)
3 6 mm bicones in each of 6 colors:
F (tanzanite), G (white opal),
H (golden shadow), I (light amethyst),
J (white opal Titan), K (chrysolite opal)
Swarovski crystal pearls
6 6 mm, color A (white)
3 6 mm in each of 2 colors:
B (bronze), E (gold)
3 4 mm in each of 4 colors:
A (white), B (bronze),
C (powder rose), D (light blue)
60 1.5 mm silver-plated beads
10 mm lobster claw clasp
60 1-in. (3.8 cm) 24-gauge head pins
8 6 mm outside-diameter jump rings
chain (matte gold finish)
7 in. (19.1 cm) shell-fringe chain
11 in. (28 cm) oval-link chain,
5 x 9 mm links
6 in. (15 cm) curb chain, 4 mm links
2 pairs of chainnose, flatnose, and/or
bentnose pliers
roundnose pliers
wire cutters

Assembly

Alison Jayne Layton

Open the jump ring at the top of a chain cluster, and string
a color A pearl dangle that you set aside in Dangles on one
side of the chain cluster and the starfish charm on the other
side. Attach the jump ring to the center link of the shell chain.
Attach an 8 mm crystal dangle to the next link on each side
of the chain cluster. Working away from the center link,
attach the following to each side of the shell chain:
5th link: Attach a chain cluster.
6th link: Attach an 8 mm crystal dangle.
7th link: Using a jump ring, attach a shell charm and a color
A 6 mm pearl dangle.
8th link: Attach an 8 mm crystal dangle.
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THREAD AND KNOTS

STITCHES

Adding thread

Half-hitch knot

To add a thread, sew into the beadwork several rows or rounds prior
to the point where the last bead was
added, leaving a short tail. Follow
the thread path of the stitch, tying a
few half-hitch knots (see Half-hitch
knot) between beads as you go, and
exit where the last stitch ended. Trim
the short tail.

Pass the needle under


the thread bridge
between two
beads, and
pull gently
until a loop
forms. Cross
back over
the thread
between the
beads, sew
through the loop, and pull gently to
draw the knot into the beadwork.

Conditioning thread
Use beeswax or microcrystalline
wax (not candle wax or paraffin) or
Thread Heaven to condition nylon
beading thread and Fireline. Wax
smooths nylon fibers and adds tackiness that will stiffen your beadwork
slightly. Thread Heaven adds a static
charge that causes the thread to repel
itself, so dont use it with doubled
thread. Both conditioners help
thread resist wear.
To condition, stretch nylon thread
to remove the curl (you dont need
to stretch Fireline). Lay the thread
or Fireline on top of the conditioner,
hold it in place with your thumb or
finger, and pull the thread through
the conditioner.

Ending thread
To end a thread, sew back through
the last few rows or rounds of beadwork, following the thread path of
the stitch and tying two or three
half-hitch knots (see Half-hitch
knot) between beads as you go.
Sew through a few beads after the
last knot, and trim the thread.

Overhand
knot
Make a loop
with the thread. Pull the
tail through the loop, and tighten.

Square knot
[1] Cross one
end of the thread
over and under
the other end.
Pull both ends to
tighten the first
half of the knot.
[2] Cross the
first end of the
thread over and
under the other
end. Pull both
ends to tighten
the knot.

Attaching a stop bead


Use a stop bead to secure beads temporarily when
you begin stitching. Choose a bead that is different from the beads in your project. Pick up the
stop bead, leaving the desired length tail. Sew
through the stop bead again in the same direction, making sure you dont split the thread inside
the bead. If desired, sew through the bead one
more time for added security.

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Beaded backstitch

[1] To stitch a line of beaded backstitch,


sew through the fabric from back to
front. Pick up three beads, and lay them
on the fabric as desired.
[2] Sew through the fabric from front
to back right after the third bead. Sew
through the fabric from back to front
between the second and third beads,
and sew through the third bead again.
[3] Pick up three more beads, lay them
on the fabric, and repeat step 2. For a
tighter stitch, pick up only one or two
beads at a time.

Brick stitch
[1] Work the first row in ladder stitch
(see Ladder stitch: Making a ladder)
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 bead added. To secure this first
stitch, sew down through the first bead
and back up through the second bead.
The first stitch in the new row will be
centered above the second bead in the
previous row.
[3] For the remaining
stitches in the row, pick
up one bead per stitch,
sew under the thread
bridge between the next
two beads in the previous row, and sew back up through
the new bead. The last stitch in the
new row will be centered above the
second-to-last bead in the previous
row, and the new row will be one
bead shorter than the previous row,
unless you work an increase.

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Stop stitch
Sew through the fabric
from back to front,
pick up two beads,
and sew back through
the first bead and the fabric.

Ladder stitch
Making a ladder

a b

[1] Pick up two beads,


and sew through them
c
both again, positioning the beads side by side so that their
holes are parallel (ab).
[2] Add subsequent beads by picking
up one bead, sewing through the previous bead, and then sewing through the
new bead (bc). Continue for the desired
length ladder.
This technique
produces uneven tension, which you can
correct by zigzagging back through the
beads in the opposite direction.

Peyote stitch
Flat even-count

[1] Pick up an even number of beads,


leaving the desired length tail (ab). These
beads will shift to form the first two rows
as the third row is added.
e
d
a

c
b

[2] To begin row 3, pick up a bead, skip


the last bead added in the previous step,
and sew back through the next bead,
working toward the tail (bc). For each
stitch, pick up a bead, skip a bead in the
previous row, and sew through the next
bead until you reach the first bead picked
up in step 1 (cd). The beads added in this
row are higher than the previous rows and
are referred to as up-beads.
[3] For each stitch in subsequent rows,
pick up a bead, and sew through the
next up-bead in the previous row (de).
To count peyote stitch rows, add the
total number of beads along both
straight edges.

Zipping up or
joining

Herringbone stitch
[1] Work the first row in ladder stitch

To join two pieces


of flat peyote invisibly, match up the
two pieces so the
end rows fit together.
Zip up the pieces
by zigzagging
through the up-beads
on both ends.

(see Ladder stitch: Making a ladder) to


the desired length using an even number
of beads, and exit the top of the last bead
added.
[2] Pick up two beads, and sew down
through the next bead in the previous row
(ab). Sew up through the following bead
in the previous row, pick up two beads,
and sew down through the next bead
(bc). Repeat across the first row.

Right-angle weave
a

Flat strip

[1] Pick up four beads,


and tie them into a ring
with a square knot (see
Square knot), leaving
the desired length tail. Sew through
the first three beads again. This is
the first stitch of the strip.
[2] Pick up three
c
beads. Sew through the
b
last bead in the previa
ous stitch (ab), and
continue through the
first two beads picked up in this
stitch (bc).
[3] Continue
working as in
step 2, adding
three beads per
stitch, until the
first row is the desired length. You
are stitching in a figure-8 pattern,
alternating the direction of the thread
path for each stitch.

[3] To turn to start the next row, sew


down through the end bead in the previous row and back through the last bead
of the pair just added (ab).
c

b
a

[4] To work the next row, pick up two


beads, sew down through the next bead in
the previous row, and sew up through the
following bead (bc). Continue adding
pairs of beads across the row.
Alternate turn

To turn without having thread show on


the edge, pick up an accent or smaller
bead before you sew back through the last
bead of the pair you just added, or work
the Concealed turn below.
Concealed turn

Forming a strip into a ring

Exit the end bead of the last stitch, pick


up a bead, and sew through the end bead
of the first stitch. Pick up a bead, and sew
through the end bead of the last stitch.
Retrace the thread path to reinforce
the join.

Sew up through the second-to-last bead in


the previous row, and continue through
the last bead added (ab). Pick up two
beads, sew down through the next bead
in the previous row, and sew up through
the following bead (bc). Continue adding pairs of beads across the row. Using
this turn will flatten the angle of the edge
beads, making the edge stacks look a little
different than the others.
c

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a

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STRINGING & WIREWORK


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

Coming
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August
issue

Crimping
Use crimp beads to secure flexible
beading wire. Slide the crimp bead into
place, and squeeze it firmly with chainnose pliers to flatten it. Or, for a more
finished look, use crimping pliers:
[1] Position the crimp
bead in the hole
that is closest to
the handle of the
crimping pliers.
[2] Holding the
wires apart, 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.
[4] Tug on the wires to ensure that
the crimp is secure.

Make jewelry for every style!

Wrapped loop
[1] Using chainnose pliers, make a right-angle
bend in the wire about
2 mm above a bead or
other component or
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from the end of a naked
piece of wire.
[2] Position the jaws of
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[3] Curve the short end
of the wire over the top
jaw of the roundnose
pliers.
[4] Reposition the
pliers so the lower
jaw fits snugly in the
loop. Curve the wire
downward around the
bottom jaw of the pliers.
This is the first half of
a wrapped loop.
[5] To complete the
wraps, grasp the top of
the loop with one pair
of pliers.
[6] With another pair
of pliers, wrap the wire
around the stem two or
three times. Trim the
excess wire, and gently
press the cut end close to the wraps with
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loves beads and has always wanted to go on safari in Africa.
Its extraordinary!

www.beadparadise.com

www.fcsafaris.com

Beaderworld.com

FUSION BEADS

Beads for Europe! Everything for beaders including a large


assortment of beads, seed beads, ndings, crystals, gemstones
and pearls. FIMO and felting wool from Latvia. Free shipping on
orders of 70+ EUR.

Your online destination for an inspiring selection, exceptional


quality, guaranteed service and volume discount pricing. New
jewelry designs with step-by-step instructions every week on our
inspiration page. Free Shipping Option!

www.Beaderworld.com

www.FusionBeads.com

beadfx

Grace Lampwork Beads

Web store with more! Seedbeads, Crystal, Glass, Pearls, Metals.


Everything you need (or want). Latest trends and all the classics.
New stuff every week. Inspiring projects. Canadian.
Free shipping Canada and US over $100.

Best selection of high quality lampwork beads. All beads are


made of Venetian glass. 1000+ designs in different styles,
matching clasps, Pandora style, large hole beads, and more.
Wholesale discount is available.

www.beadfx.com

www.gracebeads.com

BeadiesBeadwork.com

KanduBeads

Thousands of gorgeous Seed Beads and Delica Cylinder Beads at


unbeatable prices!! Huge selection of Swarovski crystals, pearls,
repolish, triangles, bugles, cubes, lentils, tilas & tons more.
FREE toggle for orders over $30!

Specializing in Rare gemstones in their natural organic states.


Druzy beads, crystal point beads, agate beads, gemstone
nuggets, geodes, African trade beads, Tibetan & Indian Mala,
chakra sets. Blog & Projects Online. Wholesale welcome.
Coupon BB10

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www.diwolf.com

bobby bead

Direct Importer of Toho Quality Japanese seed beads; Over 1,000


colors of Aiko Precision Cylinder beads; Large selection of Toho
beads & Full selection of PF Finish colors. Low International shipping
rates. Free shipping on Domestic orders of $150.

www.tohoseedbeads.com

www.KanduBeads.com
LIMA BEADS

Fresh new beads every week for unique designs.


Use coupon BEADS71 for 10% off most regular
price items!

www.LimaBeads.com

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Website DIRECTORY

Chain Mail, knitted mesh, unusual and vintage chains in custom


nishes you will nd nowhere else. Large selection of matching
ndings, metal beads, original designed clasps, some using
vintage buttons. ONE STOP SHOPPING!

www.bellinghambeadbazaar.com

Website DIRECTORY

Lo-Lo by bar-Maids

Nile

stormcloud trading co.

Beaders take care of your prized possession - your hands with


Lo-Lo by Bar-Maids. Ecolifestyle product and packaging, its
effective and long lasting. Natural skin loving oils and butters
keep skin hydrated, moisturized, and healthy.

Save 50-70% Off On Jewelry Supplies! Huge selections at


wholesale prices. We specialize in jewelry displays, supplies,
boxes, tools, ndings, beads and Swarovski Crystals. Check our
web site for more savings!

Serving the on-line community for more than 14 years. A huge


stock of seed beads & Czech pressed glass beads. More items
available in-store. Cant nd it on our website? Email us we
probably have it.

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RED PANDA BEADS

Thread heaven

Best Prices - Fast Shipping - 100% Satisfaction Guarantee


Pony - Faceted - Gemstones - Glass Beads - Findings
Pandora Style Beads - Charms - Wire/Cord/Thread
Free Shipping Available

Specializing in Japanese & Czech beads. Get a Birthday credit.


Check out our exclusive Mondays Mixes & the Gallery of Color
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Unique, high quality thread conditioner and protectant


prevents tangling, knotting and fraying, AND protects against
mold, mildew and UV damage! Usage tips, health and safety
information, worldwide distributor list, wholesale purchasing
and much more at:

www.redpandabeads.com

www.mcwbeadsandmore.com

SOUTACHE!

Toho Shoji

Wide assortment of beads, SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, Czech


Glass, Wood, Semi-Precious, Pearls & more. Full line of craft
supplies, jewelry ndings, components. Polymer & Art Clay,
tools, accessories. Wholesale pricing with discounts.
World-wide shipping

Amee Runs with Scissors sells 1/8 Soutache for


Soutache-and-Bead Embroidery. Largest selection
of colors - Domestic & Imported NO MINIMUM ORDER!
Supplies, Tutorials, Kits & Classes.

Find our exclusive ndings, chains and components


for your creations. Swarovski, Japanese seeds, quality
silver and much more! Low Prices. Huge Inventory.
Worldwide Shipping.

www.ameerunswithscissors.com

Classes

beading dreams
We welcome beginners! We offer classes in stringing, wire wrapping,
Metal Clay, cold connections, ber crafts and more for beginner through
advanced beaders. We also offer private lessons that can be scheduled
at your convenience, just call for details!

www.tohoshoji-ny.com

THE CRAZY MERCHANT, INC

FIREFLY STUDIOS
Orlando, Florida, evening and weekend classes & workshops in
soldering, sawing, wire wrapping, metal clay and more. Smaller classes
ensure more personal instruction. Firey Studios new facilities located
next to FDJ On Time, Floridas largest jewelry tool supply house.

5629 W. Lovers Ln Dallas, TX 75209 (214)366-1112 beadingdreams@gmail.com

The Largest Retail Bead Store in Denver Metro! From stringing


basics to intricate wire wrapping, we have classes for every skill
level-starting at just $25! All supplies included in class fees.
10% of every sale goes to a charity YOU choose!
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www.beadingdreams.com

1700 W. Belleview Ave., Littleton CO 80120 (303)761-6100 www.thecrazymerchant.com

www.fdjtool.com

BALTIMORE BEAD SOCIETY


Dont miss our 7th Annual Winter Bead & Jewelry Show.
January18-19, 2014, Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4. Beads, findings,
pearls, crystals, buttons, artisan jewelry, free jewelry technique
Mini Clinics & demos. Online glass registration available.

GREAT LAKES BEADWORKERS GUILD


Meets 6:30pm on 3rd Tuesdays (Jan - Nov), First Presbyterian
Church, 1669 W. Maple, Birmingham, MI. Sponsors numerous
workshops & programs annually. BEAD BONANZA SALE with 80
vendors twice a year. Contact: Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild

THE BEAD SOCIETY OF LOS ANGELES


Offering GRANTS for bead research April and November. Visit
www.beadsocietyLA.org for more information. Yearly membership
offers you access to monthly meetings with guest speakers, field
trips, and bi-yearly Bead Bazaar extravaganza! Happy Beading!

PO Box 1639, Royal Oak, MI 48068


www.greatlakesbeadworkersguild.org

BSLA, PO Box 241874, Los Angeles, CA 90024-9674


E-mail: beadmembership@gmail.com

NATIONAL BUTTON SOCIETY


If you love vintage and antique buttons, learn more through NBS
membership. Explore the website for membership, show information,
publications and links to state societies.
Contact: Susan Porter, Secretary

TORONTO BEAD SOCIETY


Monthly meetings held September to June.
Ryerson University - Jorgenson Hall, 380 Victoria St.,
Toronto, Canada. Classes, lectures, displays. Bead & Jewellery
Fairs held Spring and Fall. Please check website for schedules.

DATES: Classes ongoing at Beading Dreams year-round

Society Directory

www.threadheaven.com

Munro Wholesale Crafts

www.munrocrafts.com

Gary J. Arthur Community Center


2400 Rt. 97, Cooksville, MD 21723
info@baltimorebead.org www.baltimorebead.org

BEAD SOCIETY OF GREATER WASHINGTON


Meets 7PM on 2nd Thursday. Chevy Chase Community Center,
Connecticut Ave. & McKinley St. NW, WDC 20015.
November 8-9, 2014 at Bohrer Park,
Gaithersburgh MD. Discount Tickets: bazaarbsgw@hotmail.com
PO Box 42519, Washington, DC 20015
202-624-4500
www.bsgw.org or info@bsgw.org

SHOP DIRECTORY ads are $354 for six consecutive


issues, payable in advance, or $65 per issue (billed to
established accounts for one year minimum). Color
available for $10 per issue. Street address must be listed
in the ad. No mention of mail order or wholesale business
permitted.

www.2-old-beadies.com

www.dsvboutique.com

beadartistry@sbcglobal.net

1660 S. Alma School Rd, Ste 108 480-755-4367

106 N. Block Ave.

CREATIVE DESTINATION

ARIZONAPhoenix & Scottsdale

Best selection of quality gemstones, Tierra Cast, seed beads,


chain, metals, SS, GF, Swarovski, pearls, leather,
jewelry making kits and more. Classes daily.
www.beadworldinc.com

Tools & supplies for the bead artist!


Sedonas largest selection of beads and findings.
Classes & private lessons.
Mon.-Sat. 10-5; Sun. closed.

251-929-3620

ALABAMAHelena (min. from Birmingham)

Escape the stresses of everyday life & create at The Bead Biz.
Japanese seed beads, Delicas and Tohos. Austrian crystals
and great prices on gemstones. Supplies for all your bead
needs. Tues-Fri 11-6, Sat 10-6, Sun 1:30-5:30, closed Mon.

www.thebeadbiz.com

THE BEAD BIZ

3745 Helena Rd., Ste. 100

205-621-2426

ARIZONACave Creek

Indulge your need to bead in style and elegance.


Grand selection of handmade glass beads,
all the beads and findings you need.
Great classes and inspiration.
www.cosmopolitanbeads.com

COSMOPOLITAN BEADS

6061 E. Cave Creek Rd., Ste. 1


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480-595-6644

THE BEAD GARDEN OF SEDONA

928-282-7334

3150 W. SR. 89A

479-443-2323

CALIFORNIAAlameda

Best selection & prices of Vintaj brass. Gorgeous focal gems.


Unique quality kits. Metal stamping. Picture frame pendants
by Nunn Designs & Tierracast. Czech glass, Swarovski crystals
& pearls. Ranger Inks. Metalsmithing. Inspiring Classes.
www.beadinspirations.com

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

www.sedonabeadgarden.com

395-A Fairhope Avenue

Bead&Button

BEAD WORLD, INC.

Nestled in the Ozarks in beautiful downtown Fayetteville is


NWAs largest full service bead store & boutique. 1000s of
beads and findings. Studio space, classes, parties, PMC.
Est. 1991. Tues-Friday 11-5; Sat 9-5; Closed Sun & Mon

DARK STAR VISUALS

BEAD INSPIRATIONS

Online Shopping

1544 Park St.

510-337-1203

CALIFORNIAArroyo Grande

Full service bead store. Large selection of seed beads and


Swarovski crystals and pearls. We also offer a great selection
of classes. Open Tues, Wed, Fri and Sat 10-5, Thurs 10-7.
Closed Sun and Mon. www.joyofbeading.net.

THE JOY OF BEADING

1054 E. Grand Ave., Suite A

Huge Showroom! Everything you need to bead: Semi, vintage


beads & buttons & crystal, copper, seed beads, findings,
fabulous twiddeleydoos, single beads to bulk quantities. Close
to I-10, RV Parking. Call for directions. Mon. - Sat. 10-5.

A BEAD CARNIVAL

www.justbeaditconcord.com

ARKANSASBenton

CALIFORNIAEl Segundo (near LAX)

THE BEADED LADY


7103 Samples Road

www.BeadAndButton.com

925-682-6493

Stop in & experience Bead Heaven on Earth. Friendly service


& all the newest beading trends at the best prices. New Delica
selection. Conveniently located just south of LAX. Classes and
parties. M, Tu & F 11-5; W & Th 11-7; Sat 10-4. Closed Sun.

BEADTOPIA

319 Richmond St.

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KATHERINE'S BEADS & SUPPLIES

12210 Michigan St., Suite G

909-825-5885

CALIFORNIAGrover Beach
Glass beads, semi-precious stone, Swarovski crystal, seed
beads, findings, silver, tools, wire, lampworking classes &
supplies, direct importer.
JEWELL'S BEADS

805-473-1541

1443 W. Grand Ave.

CTS BEADS N THINGS, INC.

43791 15th Street West

CALIFORNIALodi

661-729-9450

(5 min. from Hwy. 99)

Beading experience in the heart of Lodi Wine Country.


Vast assortment of Beads, Stringing supplies, Findings
& more for your unique jewelry making. Classes, parties,
& Fun. Family owned, offering a Bead Friendly atmosphere.
www.bunchesofbeads.com

www.bead-topia.com
501-794-2647

Enormous selection of beads of all kinds. Findings, chain,


wire, earring and necklace parts in sterling and gold-filled
and base metals. Tools, classes and glass for lampwork.
Open M-F 10:30-5 and Sat. 10-4.

www.ctsbeadsnthings.com

2051 Harrison Street, Ste. C

thebeadedlady@ATT.net

559-435-6605

2059 W. Bullard

CALIFORNIAGrand Terrace

Friendly service and beads for your beading needs.


Czech, Semi-precious, seed beads, Swarovski, Art Clay Silver,
Lampwork, tools, books, findings and classes.
We now carry yarn and fibers.

3301 E Pennsylvania St. Toll Free 877-696-9490

Scrumptious beads! Knowledgeable staff. Large selection


of beads, tools, findings, S.S. wire and chain. Stop and
browse. Classes and parties. We repair, restring, knot and
restore costume jewelry. Thur - Sat 1 - 6pm.

BEAD ARTISTRY

CALIFORNIALancaster

Beads to thread, wire & just admire


All for beading to your hearts desire
Family owned since 2003

JUST BEAD IT!

Located in the Pavilion West shopping center.


Featuring unique beads, crystals, gemstones,
Sterling silver, tools, books and a lot more.
We have everything to bring out the bead artist in you.

www.jewellsbeads.com
805-489-6544

CALIFORNIAConcord

ARIZONATucson

(800) 323-6091

All are welcome!


www.torontobeadsociety.org

CALIFORNIAFresno

ARIZONASedona

BAYSIDE BEADS

(407) 629-6906

ARKANSASFayetteville

Visit our beautiful showroom! We specialize in Swarovski crystals & pearls, naturals & Delicas. Best seed bead selection in
the state. Known for original kits & classes. Events include
guest teachers, trunk shows, Beadathon & Savvy Sunday.

ALABAMAFairhope

www.BaysideBeads.com

1180 Solana Ave, Winter Park, Fl 32789

ARIZONAMesa

6068 North 16th St.


8764 E. Shea Blvd.

Excellent selection, prices, and quality service.


Semi-precious, glass, pearl, wood and crystal.
Tools, supplies, PMC. Classes, findings and pendants.
Open Mon-Sat 10am-5pm

DATES: Year Round classes

www.NationalButtonSociety.org
PH: 760-789-4133 or email: snoozin8@cox.net

Send your ad to: Bead&Button Shop Directory


P.O. Box 1612, Waukesha, WI 53187-1612
or call 1-888-558-1544, Ext. 815.

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www.beadstorm.com

MCW BEADS & MORE

Shop
Directory

Shop Directory

www.nilecorp.com

www.bar-maids.com

310-322-0077

BUNCHES OF BEADS

100 W. Pine St.

209-367-1207

COLORADOFairplay

www.naturalexpressionsoflosgatos.com

NATURAL EXPRESSIONS OF LOS GATOS


140 W. Main St., Suite D

Wide selection of beads & supplies.


Raku & lampwork beads made on site.
Daily 9:00 to 5:00pm
Fairplay Bead & Fiber Show, August 9 & 10, 2014.

FLORIDABoca Raton

Our beautiful showroom is well stocked with the latest trends


in beads, crystals, gemstones, findings, styles and colors.
Small classes make for more individual attention. Conveniently
located in Central Boca Raton. Open Mon-Sat 10am-6pm

FLORIDAOcala

Visit N Central FLs hidden treasure! Conveniently loc 3 miles


W of 1-75 in Jasmine Sq. Offering the areas best selection of
Miyuki & Toho seed beads, Swarovski, Czech glass, GS,
findings & more. See our class & events schedule online.

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Your source for all of your beading needs.


Huge selection of semi-precious, glass & findings.
Wide range of classes in a helpful & friendly atmosphere.

408-354-5330

www.backroombeads.com

SOUTH PARK POTTERY & BACKROOM BEADS


417 Front Street

719-836-2698

irismoon.com or bocabeads.com

IRIS MOONS BOCA BEADS


21073 Powerline Rd., Ste. 35

www.thebeadstrand.com

561-477-8760

THE BEAD STRAND


6140 SW Highway 200

CALIFORNIAMurrieta-Riverside/San Diego Cty

COLORADOPueblo

FLORIDACape Coral

FLORIDAOrlando

www.beadisland.com

www.franisbeads.com

www.beadedenvisions.com

sales@beadalgo.com

26145 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 303

Midtown Shopping Ctr.


1000 West 6th St., Ste. W 719-583-BEAD (2323)

130 Del Prado Blvd., Ste. 7

CALIFORNIANewbury Park

CONNECTICUTFairfield

FLORIDAClearwater (Indian Rocks Beach)

www.creativecastle.com

www.beadworksfairfield.com

A super-sized bead boutique with 2,500 sq. ft. of fun located


off I-15! Offering Czech glass, pearls, crystals, gemstones,
seed beads, tools, chain & findings. Large selection of charms.
Birthday parties/classes. Mon - Sat 10-6

BEAD ISLAND

951-461-1071

Ventura Countys largest selection of beads & beading books;


Seed, Delica, vintage glass, Czech glass, Swarovski crystal,
Pearls & gemstones, charms, findings, Sterling & gold-filled.
Classes with nationally known teachers. Open Tues-Sun.

CREATIVE CASTLE

2321 Michael Dr.

805-499-1377

CALIFORNIARedding

Total sensory overload! Largest bead shop in Northern CA.


Japanese & Czech seed beads, Czech glass, hemp & macrame
supplies. Findings, semi-precious, TierraCast, bone, feathers,
leather. Huge selection of chain, tools, wire, classes & more.
Find us on Facebook

BEADMAN

2619 Park Marina Dr.

We carry everything a beaders heart could desire!


Owned and operated by a Graduate Gemologist with friendly
and helpful staff. Open classroom daily. Great environment!
www.arollingstonebeads.com
909-798-2282

CALIFORNIASacramento
Largest selection of Japanese seed beads. Over 900 colors.
Delicas, stone, pearls, crystals, lampwork, trade beads,
charms, wood, bone and more. See our full size ad. Classes.
www.ubeaditsacremento.com

U BEAD IT

2525 Yorktown Ave.

A great San Diego bead store by the beach. We have a unique


and complete collection of everything for the bead enthusiast
at any level. All varieties of beads, chain, wire, findings,
books, tools & more. Wed-Sat 10:30-7, Sun 11-6
www.theblackbead.com

THE BLACK BEAD

Purveyor of unique beads, buttons, trims & treasures,


worldly offerings to beginners, inspired, & collectors.
Workshops-parties-gifts-supplies.
Tu, W, F & Sat. 10-6; Th 10-8; Sun 11-4.
www.sewbeadazzled.com

SEW BEADAZZLED

203-955-1550

1700 Post Rd.

CONNECTICUTGuilford

Extensive variety of seed beads, semi-precious and glass


beads. Also wide variety of pearls, sterling silver, gold filled
and base metal findings. Abundant tools, books, classes and
workshops. Bead parties arranged. Open 7 days.
203-453-6681

CALIFORNIASolvang

239-673-6096

Full service bead store offering a unique selection of beads,


findings, wire, tools, buttons, books and seaside gifts.
Classes/Parties/Workspace. Custom torch-fired enamels.
www.island-cove.com

ISLAND COVE BEADS & GALLERY

1519 Gulf Blvd., Ste. 4

727-510-1657

FLORIDACocoa Beach

Fun, full service bead shop! Huge selection of seed beads,


findings, glass, stones, crystals, pearls, tools, wire, fusing
supplies & much more. Come in & check out our local artists!
Visit us on FB. 10% off with mention of this ad!

BASKETS BY BAKER

266 N. Atlantic Ave.

321-613-3900

CONNECTICUTMontville

FLORIDADavie (Ft. Lauderdale area)

www.naturesartvillage.com
ABSOLUTE BEAD SHOP At Natures Art Village
1650 Hartford New London Tnpike 860-443-4367

5735 S. University Drive

CONNECTICUTNewtown

FLORIDAEnglewood

Create something amazing! Open studio. Crystals, pearls,


bone, wampum, semi-precious, Swarovski, Miyuki seeds,
sterling findings, books. 5 million beads and counting.
Classes offered. Open 7 days, 10am-6pm.

Parties. Jewelry classes including: Intro to beading, seed bead


weaving & soldering/metalsmithing. Swarovski crystal, glass
beads, semi-precious stones, unique findings & clasps. Wood
beads, suede, leather cords. lisa@abeadofroses.com

Voted the best bead store in So. FL. Largest selection of


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

BEAD NEED

203-304-9264

Dana Rudolphs new bead gallery. Unbelievable selection of


gemstone, ethnic and exotic beads, Swarovski, Sterling,
minerals, Czech. Tools, findings, work table, classes.
Friendly Staff. Open Tues - Fri 11:00-6:00, Sat 11:00-5:00

CONNECTICUTNiantic

Family owned and operated. Beads, findings & stringing


material of all kinds. Birthday/private parties and events.
Classes, free open studio, consignment art and gifts.
Mon- Sat 10-6, Thurs 10-8, Sun 11-5

THISTLE BEADS, LLC

55 Pennsylvania Ave.

860-739-6552

CONNECTICUTNorwalk (Historic Sono)

Globetrotting buyers provide unparalleled selection of Precious


& Semi-precious Gemstones, Pearls, Swarovski, Czech, Lampwork, 14K & 18K, Basics & Findings galore. Landmark for the
bead enthusiast & novice alike. Parties & Inspiring Classes!

BEADWORKS

139 Washington St.

203-852-9194

MY BEAD GALLERY

3671 Access Rd. on SR 776

We honor your creativity!


From beginner to full blown artist, we are S.W. Floridas
bead paradise! Classes and parties available.
Volume buying welcome. Check out our eye candy.

BABS BEAD WAREHOUSE

Bead Bar - Full Service Bead Stores - Central Floridas


favorite since 1991. Huge inventory, talented staff, great
customer service, very competitive prices. A Beaders Delight.
A must see in Orlando. Online catalog. Newsletter.
www.beadbar.com

BEAD BAR FULL SERVICE BEAD STORES


1319 Edgewater Dr.

Orlandos finest full service bead store is now offering


Wholesale prices on selected strands of gemstones. Large
selection of seed beads, sterling, G-F, base metal, Swarovski,
pearls, Czech, etc. Classes all levels. Customer service #1!
www.BeadStoreOrlando.com
BEADS ETC.
407-339-BEAD
110 N Orlando Ave., (new location)
(2323)

FLORIDAPalm Bay

A full-service store ready to meet all your beading needs.


Offering basic-adv. classes & parties for all ages.
Shop, bead & have fun in our showroom filled
with selections from around the world.

ISLAND BEAD CO.

1308 Malabar Rd. SE, Unit 1

WOW! The LARGEST (1,500 sq. ft) Bead Shop on the


Treasure Coast featuring Exceptional Beads, Supplies, and
Customer Service. 100s of fun classes serving the beading
community since 1998. Easy access via Turnpike, 95 & Rt. 1.

BEADS & BAUBLES GALLERY

More than just a bead store. Beads, Czech glass, Chinese &
Swarovski crystals, pearls. Tools & findings. Classes with
great artist. Beading, Polymer, resin, lampwork, leather &
metalworking. Offering classes & parties for all ages & skills.

SOMETHING ABOUT BEADS

3422 Tampa Road

Largest selection of Gemstones in Southwest Florida. Huge


selection of Miyuki Seed Beads. Over 600 colors of Delicas.
Czech Glass, Swarovski, Bone, Shell, Tools, Sterling silver,
Copper and Gold-filled findings. Mon-Sat 10-5pm.

772-468-0207

ANDERSON'S BEAD ROOM

24600 Sandhill Blvd.

Free classes! Walk-ins welcome! Huge selection of Swarovski


crystals, gemstones, pearls, seed beads, Delicas, cubes, tilas,
drops, etc. Sea glass, sterling silver and gold-filled findings,
handmade lampwork beads. So much - must come in to see!
www.thebeadingladies.com

G & S JEWELRY, INC.

1931 Tamiami Trail

FLORIDASarasota

www.kandrasbeads.com

www.thesilverchest.com

www.laurasbeads.com

www.donnasbeads.com

805-686-8804

CALIFORNIAStockton

Youll love our huge Swarovski selection; stone, pearls,


pressed glass and seed beads all sizes. Czech & Japanese
including Delicas. Instruction available; beginner to advanced.
Check us out at:
www.beaddreams.biz

BEAD DREAMS (around the corner on Dorris Place)

2103 Pacific Ave.

209-464-2323

CALIFORNIATehachapi

www.klewexpressions.com

SPIRITED BEAD & KLEWS GALLERY

435 West J St.

661-823-1930

COLORADOBreckenridge

The best bead selection in the High Country! A wide variety of


beads including: Delicas, bone, sterling, wood, semi-precious
and glass. Buttons, mixed media supplies and rubber stamps.
New this year, scrapbooking! Open 7 days a week!

BRECKENRIDGE BEAD GALLERY

224 South Main St.

970-453-1964

860-896-5909

CONNECTICUTWallingford

We specialize in hard to find gemstones in natural state. Rare


focal beads, 2 hole beads, druzy, crystal points, agates, gemstone nuggets geodes, African trade beads, Tibetan & Indian
Mala. Classes, open studio.Coupon BeadandButton10
www.KanduBeads.com

KANDUBEADS

346 Quinnipiac St., Bldg. 1

203-793-7348

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIAWashington

One stop bead store from basics to exotic & extraordinary.


Gemstones, organics, all metals, crystals, seed beads, glass.
Stringing materials, findings, wire, chain, tools, books, classes.
Friendly staff in an organized and inspiring environment.

8143 State Road 52

727-495-0803

FLORIDAJacksonville

Are you a beginner or advanced bead weaver, come in for


inspiration or classes. Great selection Swarovski crystal/pearls,
Japanese seed beads, firepolish, preciosa and finds. Great
prices & the friendliest gals in town. Come in & bead with us.

DONNAS BEADS

2717 Beneva Road

Jacksonvilles Premier Full Service Bead Store.


Serving NE FL For Over A Decade!
Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 6:00.

The Treasure Coasts best source for beading, wire & metalsmithing tools. Full line of craft/SS/GF wire. PMC & jewelry
making sup, findings & beads. Classes in wire, silver smithing,
cold connections & beading. Were worth the drive.

www.beadhawk.com

www.aabeadsonline.com

BEAD HAWK

14180 Beach Blvd.

904-821-9494

FLORIDAKey West

Featuring handmade glass beads & jewelry by owners & other


artisans. Pearls, natural stones, sterling beads & clasps for
designers & hobbyists alike. Findings & beading supplies of all
kinds available. Classes, workshops, parties & always fun!

AA BEADS & MORE

8802 N. US 1 (in Wabasso Plaza) 772-581-0515

FLORIDASt. Augustine
Certified Painting with Fire enamel teacher!
Specializing in classes of all kinds and beads, tools and
supplies for all techniques. Repairs, parties, one on one.

ImpossibleThingsBeads@yahoo.com
IMPOSSIBLE THINGS BEAD EMPORIUM AND STUDIO
531 Whitehead St.
305-294-3500

78B San Marco Avenue

FLORIDAAltamonte Springs

FLORIDALighthouse Point (Pompano)

FLORIDASt. Petersburg

South Floridas friendliest bead store. Tons of semi-precious,


pearls, Czech, Swarovski, sterling, tools and supplies.
Original lampwork beads. Classes and kits.
Check out our website for store location and class schedules.

www.TheBeadingBoutique.com

www.BeadandArt.com

224 W. Central Pkwy., Ste. 1018 407-574-7164

5034 N. Federal Hwy.

THE BEADING BOUTIQUE

941-444-7457

FLORIDASebastian

www.beadazzled.com
BEADAZZLED Where Beads & Inspiration Meet!
1507 Connecticut Ave. NW
202-265-2323

3,000 sq. ft. of beading magic. Largest selection of Toho &


Delicas in Central Florida. Czech glass, Chinese crystals, silver,
gold, brass, copper & Bali. Semi-precious gemstones,
Swarovski, Lucite & aluminum, kits & books and so much

941-735-1054

BEAD & ART

954-418-3390

www.thebeadchick.com

THE BEAD CHICK, INC.

904-829-8829

We are a full-service Gem and Bead Boutique.


We carry Swarovski; Gemstones; Glass; Lampwork; Seed
Beads; Tools, Findings; and more. Classes available.
Located inside the bookstore. Call for info.
www.sparklespot.com

SPARKLE SPOT

7901 46th Ave. N.

727-424-4662

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As an artist owned store, one will never be disappointed by


the pricing and selection of beads. Unique and collectable
glass and Polymer beads as well as stones, bone, clothing and
coffee!Customized workshops available. Closed Tuesdays.

243 Hartford Turnpike

With a warm and inviting atmosphere, Lauras Beads is a


place to gather, learn and create. Specializing in bead
weaving, we offer a wide range of classes and are stocked
with a gorgeous selection of beads, findings and supplies.

941-764-6222

FLORIDAPort Charlotte

FLORIDAHudson

1539 Mission Dr., Ste. A

727-781-1377

FLORIDAPort Charlotte

Findings (pewter & sterling silver), Swarovski & Chinese crystals, lampwork beads, cabochons. Seeking hand-made beads
& jewelry for sale on consignment. Summer hours start 6/1:
M/W 10-4, Th/F 11-7, Sat 10-4, Sun 11-1, Closed Tu

LAURAS BEADS

321-752-6545

FLORIDAPalm Harbor

CONNECTICUTVernon

THE SILVER CHEST, INC.

407-426-8826

FLORIDAOrlando (Maitland)

A full service bead store. Incredible selection of Japanese seed


beads! Lots of wonderful beads and great classes.
Open 7 days a week.

KANDRAS BEADS

407-854-3515

FLORIDAOrlando (College Park)

www.andersonsbeadroom.com
239-432-1778

FLORIDAFt. Pierce

203 North 2nd St.

BEAD TIME

8335 S. John Young Pkwy.

www.somethingaboutbeads.com
941-460-8800

FLORIDAFt. Myers

16205 S. Tamiami Trail, #4

Largest selection of watch faces, Swarovski crystals & gemstone beads from around the world. Incl. Bali & gold-filled
silver findings, books, tools, beadalon. All level beaders &
beadshops welcome. Mon - Sat 10-7, Sun 11-6

www.islandbeadcompany.com
954-880-0880

mybeadgallery.com

A BEAD OF ROSES

274 S. Main St., Unit C-9

www.beadworksnorwalk.com
408-293-2232

BEADED ENVISIONS

www.bakersbeads.com

THE BEAD HIVE

1310 Boston Post Rd.

www.thistlebeads.com
619-222-2115

CALIFORNIASan Jose

1068 Lincoln Ave.

BEADWORKS

www.abeadofroses.com
916-488-2323

CALIFORNIASan Diego

5003 Newport Ave.

Fabulous gemstones, pearls & lampwork at full-service store


with parties, inspiring classes & special events. The newest
Beadworks, becoming known for its studio space & creative
parties. Proud resource for beginner & expert beaders alike.

Unique Bead Store with complimentary coffee & soothing


music. Miyuki seed beads, Swarovski crystals, Czech glass,
semi-precious stones, Tagua beads, Greek leather, tools &
findings. Handcrafted jewelry/gifts. Classes & birthday parties.

California - Florida

A ROLLING STONE

FRANIS BEADS

www.thebeadhivect.com
530-243-8808

CALIFORNIARedlands (Downtown)

320 E. Citrus Ave.

Serving Southern Colorado Mon-Sat Seed Beads Glass


Beads Gemstones Metalsmithing Tools & Supplies
Wirewrapping Tools & Supplies Findings
Classes Parties

352-620-2323

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CALIFORNIALos Gatos

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FLORIDATampa

KNOWN FOR THE LARGEST SEED BEAD COLLECTION IN THE


TAMPA BAY AREA! Over 950 Delica colors, 107 Tila colors,
SuperDuos & more! Huge selection of gemstones, freshwater
pearls & Swarovski crystals. Visit website for hours & classes.
www.ebeads.com

BEADS!

813-258-3900

12807 W. Hillsborough Ave., Ste. H

FLORIDATampa

Largest selection of Delicas and seed beads in Tampa;


Only authorized Art Clay distributor in Tampa.
Classes and supplies for all your jewelry making needs.
Coffee, Tea and Bead!
www.tampabeadcafe.com

TAMPA BEAD CAFE

320 Fletcher Ave., Ste. 107

813-374-9099

Large selection of beads & findings & jewelry making


supplies - Crystal, gemstones, seed, hand-made glass,
Sterling silver, charms, wire & more. Classes and workshops.
Now located in Sears Town Mall.

RAINTREE

Large selection of 500+ chains, semi-precious stones,


pearls, seed beads, lucite, Swarovski crystals, bali & sterling
parts, tools & essentials. Great place for parties & classes!
Hours: Mon-Fri 10-5:30; Sat 11-5; Sun Closed.

www.thebeadgallery.com

www.chelseasbeads.com

THE BEAD GALLERY, HONOLULU


1287 Kalani St., #103

808-589-2600

IDAHOIdaho Falls

Areas largest selection of German Vintage beads,


Tibetan silver, Czech glass, Trade beads, Japanese and Czech
seed beads in all sizes. New beads in daily.
Beginning to advanced classes. Open Tues-Sat 11-5:30.

561-649-9909

FLORIDAWest Palm Beach

One of S. FLs oldest bead stores. Wholesale to the public.


Large selection of Swarovski crystal, flat backs, S/S, G/F,
pewter, gemstones, pearls, wire, tools, hand-blown glass &
seed beads. Over 150 beading classes. Open 7 days a week.
www.gemstonebeadimports.com

GEMSTONE & BEAD IMPORTS

4603 Okeechobee Blvd. #117

561-687-3663

GEORGIAAlpharetta

Weve got it! Crystals, glass, lampwork, Dichroic glass,


seed beads, Delicas, silver, gold, fine pewter, copper, local
artists, tools, materials and inspiration! Make it here or take
it home. Classes and parties a specialty. Come see us!
www.beadbayou.net

ILLINOISPalatine

www.abeadtifulthing.com

www.beadworldbeads.com

Fulfill your need to bead at Auroras only bead store. We


offer many classes in stitching, wire wrapping & Chain Maille.
Located behind Rush Copley Hosp. on Montgomery Rd.
Open 6 days a week. Closed Mon. Come & stay for awhile!

A BEADTIFUL THING

770-667-1233

GEORGIAAtlanta area

Macrame Shamballa, paves beads, large hole beads,


Swarovski crystal, natural gemstones, freshwater pearl, Bali
Indian silver & Thai Hill Tribe silver, wires, charms, brass, silver
& gold-filled chains & beading classes. www.b-e-a-d.com

THE COLORSTONES

630-236-5913

Where beads are always blooming!


Offering the largest selection of natural stones,
Swarovski crystal and seed beads in the area.
We encourage all beaders with classes and on-site beading.
www.gardenofbeadin.info

GARDEN OF BEADIN

502 N. Prospect, Ste. 17

309-664-6000

ILLINOISChicago

Seed Bead & AIKO Specialists! Nationally renowned teachers.


Gary Wilson cabochons. Huge selection of Czech glass.
Swarovski crystal in 2XAB & special coats. DISCOUNT PRICES!
Open Tues. noon-5:00pm, Sat. 10:30am-4:30pm, or by appt.
www.citybeadschicago.com

A culturally-diverse selection of beads, jewelry and


gift items from around the world, specializing in
ancient and new Indonesian beads. Jewelry repair books - findings - body jewelry - classes - piercings.

BEAD WORLD

8 S. Brockway

Beads+Baubles+Boutique... Beautiful selection of Sterling


Silver Findings, Swarovski crystals, Czech Fire Polished,
German, Vintage & natural Gemstone beads. BeadSmith
authorized dist. Parties, classes, artist demos, trunk shows.
www.facetsofisis.com

FACETS OF ISIS

225 N. Northwest Hwy.

The only full-service bead store in the Peoria area.


We offer pearls, semi-precious, silver, crystal, seed beads
and much more. Tell us what you need and we'll get it!
Mon-Sat 10am-6pm. Check our website for class schedule.

312-316-1910

ILLINOISChicago

Large selection of semi-precious beads, Swarovski crystal,


Venetian glass beads, seed beads, pearls, Thai silver, Bali
silver, findings, chain, tools, classes, jewelry, gifts & more!
Open 7 days a week. Walking distance from downtown.
2nd location: 3446 N S 4th

STRING A STRAND ON WELLS

1361 N. Wells Street

312-335-1930

ILLINOISCobden

For all your beading needs.


Ceramic, Czech glass, findings, wire, hemp,
seed beads, gemstones and more! Classes available.
Thursday - Sunday 12 - 6 or by appointment.

FREE TO BEAD

3301 N. Prospect Rd.

Large color selection of Swarovski crystals, pearls, Bali, gemstones, extensive findings, wire and chain. 900+ charms.
Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4. GIA Graduate Gemologist.
Engraving in store. Bring ad for $5.00 off $25.00 purchase.
www.sweetearthjewelry.com

SWEET EARTH Gifts, Jewelry, Engraving & Beads


341 W. State St. (Rt. 64)

Beads, Supplies, Classes and Parties.


Huge selection of Czech, Swarovski, Seed,
Vintage, Miracle, Silver & Semi-precious.
Hours: Mon - Thurs 10-8, Fri & Sat 10-6; Sun 12-4.
www.beadsamore.com

GEORGIABraselton

ILLINOISDeerfield

Welcome to our creative atmosphere and see the extensive


selection of Delicas, seed beads, crystals, stone beads,
findings & much, much more. We offer many classes and
workshops and have a friendly, knowledgeable staff.

706-658-0007

GEORGIAColumbus
Monthly classes. Swarovski crystal distributor. Glass, sterling,
pearls, vintage, Delicas, seed beads, semi-precious and more.
Bulk discounts available. Mon - Sat 10am - 7pm.
www.thebeadcage.com

THE BEADCAGE

6401 Whitesville Rd., Ste. 300

706-221-GIFT
877-THE-BEAD

GEORGIACumming

North Georgias favorite one-stop bead store!


Offering full service, fun beading ideas with beads
and supplies from around the world. Open Mon-Sat.
Classes ongoing. Also parties, repairs, DIY kits.
www.beadifulgifts.com

STUDIO BEADS

847-607-8702

5912 Bethelview Rd., Suite D

678-455-7858

GEORGIAEllijay

Satisfy your need to bead!


Delightful selection of beads, findings, tools, supplies &
classes. Unique art glass from local artists. Studio work
space with a helpful staff. Check us out at:
www.jumpingmousebeads.com

JUMPING MOUSE BEADS

52 North Main St.

706-276-1215

GEORGIAWatkinsville (Athens)

Artisan & focal beads, Czech beads & buttons, vintage beads,
Swarovski, TierraCast, WireLace, WireKnitz & SilverSilk,
Miyuki, Venetian beads, Hill Tribe, Kazuri, trade beads, pearls
& stone. Classes. Wed & Fri 10-6; Thur 10-9; Sat 10-5

INDIANAIndianapolis

2200+ Sq. Ft. packed with all of your beading needs.


Personalized classes, parties, custom jewelry, and more.
Knowledgeable, friendly staff waits to serve you.
Hours: 11am-7pm Mon-Fri, 11am-5pm Sat. Closed Sun.
www.heirloom-classics.com
1311 E. Prospect St.

13964 Santa Fe Trail Dr.


9009 Metcalf

913-888-0231
913-642-3131

KENTUCKYLouisville
Bead variety! Glass, gemstone, crystal, metals, wood, bone,
seed, Delicas, findings, books, minerals, wire, tools, supplies.
Classes. Mon - Sat 10-6.

AFTER GLOW LAPIDARY & BEADS

3816 Shelbyville Road

502-893-6060

LOUISIANAAlexandria (Edge of the Garden Dist.)

A beading paradise! Multiple rooms for classes, parties and


get togethers. Great selection of beads, tools, books and
supplies. Tues - Sat open at 11:00am. Also on Facebook.
www.abeadboutique.com

A BEAD BOUTIQUE BY SUZAN RICHEY

(near Hill St. traffic light)


2924 Jackson St.

318-442-2575

LOUISIANABaton Rouge

Large full-service bead store. Specializing in glass, stone, Sterling, pearl and seed beads. Classes galore, parties & individual
help from knowledgeable beaders. Open 6 days a week,
closed Sun. Intersection of Coursey & Sherwood Forest Blvds.
www.br-beads.com

BATON ROUGE BEAD COMPANY

11943 Coursey Blvd, Ste. A

225-292-3633

LOUISIANANew Orleans

French Quarters Bead Store, Pearls, Semi-precious & Glass


Beads, Bali, Thai, Silver Findings, Tools, Lamp worked Glass
Beads by Local Artists. The Artist Market has 2 entrances, 85
French Market Pl. (across from Flea Market), the other below.

THE ARTIST MARKET AND BEAD SHOP

1228 Decatur St.

504-561-0046

MAINEAugusta

Our customers say we are the Best Little Bead Shop in ME.
Friendly, helpful atmosphere. Large selection of silver,
Swarovski, glass, bone, stones, seed beads, tools & supplies.
Classes & parties. Bridal & repairs. Tue-Fri 10-5; Sat 10-3.
www.beadsonthekennebec.com

BEADS ON THE KENNEBEC

333 Water St.

207-622-1666

MAINEPortland

Maines largest selection of beads. Shop our full range


of Miyuki products, C-lon cord, semi-precious, pearls,
Swarovski, shell, porcelain, Czech glass, resin & more.
Free instruction and work tables.

CARAVAN BEADS

915 Forest Ave.

800-230-8941

MARYLANDAnnapolis (Edgewater)

We offer a diverse selection of gemstones, freshwater pearls,


Swarovski crystals, seed beads, Czech, vintage & Venetian
glass, chain, findings, Hill Tribe, wire, tools, supplies.Classes,
studio space & parties. Tues - Fri 10-6, Wed 10-7, Sat 9-5
www.thetwistedbead.com

THE TWISTED BEAD

167 Mitchells Chance Road

410-956-5529

MARYLANDBaltimore

www.bodaciousbeadschicago.com

www.labeadalocabeads.com

www.beadazzled.com
BEADAZZLED, Where Beads & Inspiration Meet!
501 North Charles St.
410-837-2323

bodacious beads

1942 River Road

IMAGINE BEADS
847-699-7959

ILLINOISDowners Grove

Largest selection of Swarovski in Illinois! 5,000 sq. ft. of


gemstone, findings, chain, leather, Bali, pearls, porcelain,
enamel, Chinese crystal, bone, pewter, Beadalon, TierraCast,
classes & more! Beaders Welcome. Mon - Fri 10-5, Sat 12-4

103 E. Morthland Dr., Ste. 1

219-299-2270

Your Only Limitation is your imagination!


The Quad Cities only full-service bead store
Located behind Cumberland Square Mall.
Classes & party room available.

Growing selection of Miyuki & metal seed beads, Swarovski,


Czech, lampwork, tools, semi-precious, findings, wire,
chain mail, books, pearls, Kumihimo & more! Classes!
www.eaststreetbeads.com

www.yourdesignltd.com

J.B.C. BEADS

1035 Havens Ct.

630-963-0460

YOUR DESIGN LTD.

2340 Cumberland Square Drive

One stop bead store from basics to exotic & extraordinary.


Gemstones, organics, all metals, crystals, seed beads, glass.
Stringing materials, findings, wire, chain, tools, books, classes.
Friendly staff in an organized & inspiring environment.

MARYLANDFrederick

IOWABettendorf

563-355-1519

EAST STREET BEADS

922 N. East Street

301-624-2323

ILLINOISEvanston

IOWAIowa City

MARYLANDNew Market

A Bead and Jewelry Boutique


Extraordinary Beads - Genuine Service
Mon - Fri 10-6; Thurs 10-7; Sat 10-5 & Sun 12-5.

Since 1987. Broad range of stone, glass, seed beads,


Swarovski, pearls, metal & organics. Proven instructioncreative environment. Monthly specials. Open 7 days a week.

Glass and African beads, jewelry findings, custom stamps,


tools, cording, Polymer Clay paints, powders, videos.
Also offer classes and studio workspace.

www.aylasoriginals.com
847-328-4040

ILLINOISGlen Ellyn

Not Your Ordinary Bead Shop! Classes, Parties, Trunk Shows,


BYOB Girls Night Out. Findings, Sterling, Bead Smith Auth.
Dist. Natural Gems, Handmade Pieces, Miyuki and Swarovski.
Tools & Supplies T-W 12-5 Thur 10-7 Fri-Sat 10-5

BEADOLOGY IOWA

220 E. Washington St.

Largest bead selection in KS with thousands of bead strands.


A beading BAZAAR of wire, chain, findings & supplies.
Same owners since 1975. Open Mon - Sat 9:30 - 5:30
Unique beads from around the world.
www.plumbazaarbeads.com
615 Commercial Street

www.BeadAndButton.com

319-338-1566

KANSASEmporia

abellabeadstudio.blogspot.com

A BELLA BEAD

www.polymerclayexpress.com

www.beadologyiowa.com

AYLA'S ORIGINALS

1511 Sherman Avenue

485 Main St D (Banyan Tree Mall) 630-793-9700

317-495-1102

Largest selection for seed beads & Swarovski crystals


in the area. Classes always available.
Mon, Tues, Thur 10-5; Weds & Fri 10-6; Sat 10-4
Drop by to learn and share!

www.gonewiththebead.com

Bead&Button

Heartland Bead Market/ The Bead Shop

INDIANAValparaiso

16 N. Main St. (entrance at back) 706-769-2012

GONE WITH THE BEAD

www.heartlandbeadmarket.com

ILLINOISDes Plaines (Near OHare)


Best selection -- lowest prices! 100+ chains. Bali.
Widest variety Swarovski beads. Japanese & Czech
seeds. Pearls. Stone. Vintage & new Czech. Tribal.
Books. Tools. Great Findings! Mon-Sat 10-6; Tues til 8.

www.jbcbeads.com

BEADIFUL

317-595-0144

HEIRLOOM CLASSICS JEWELRY & BEADS

816 Waukegan Road

Come to Browse. Stay to Bead. Amazing Selection, Great


Service. See Website for Class Lists, Hours & Specials!

www.caravanbeads.net

BEADS AMORE
618-893-6170

www.studiobeads.com

BEADJOUX

815-895-3011

INDIANAIndianapolis

3834 East 82nd St.

SOUTHPASS BEADS

309-682-BEAD (2323)

ILLINOISSycamore

www.etsy.com/shop/southpassbeads

www.beadjoux.com

847-705-6614

ILLINOISPeoria

203 East Ash St.

6750 Hwy. 53, Suite 103

847-776-BEAD (2323)

ILLINOISPalatine

2350 Cheshire Bridge Rd., Ste. 204 404-389-0817


770-993-9921
10800 Alpharetta Hwy., Ste. 184

New full service bead store northeast of Atlanta!


Swarovski, Czech, seed beads and vintage crystal and glass
beads. Exit 129 on I-85. Check out our website for classes.

309-266-7884

www.freetobead.com

CITY BEADS

3928 N Rockwell Street

www.stringastrand.com

BEAD BAYOU

5155 Highway 9 North

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KANSASLenexa/ Overland Park

www.afterglowbeads.com

PUMPKIN GLASS

ILLINOISAurora

ILLINOISBloomington

CRYSTAL CREATIONS - BEADS GONE WILD

Find everything from jewelry making supplies to glass


for lampwork and fusing at the largest bead store in Central
Illinois with 6,000 square feet. Classes galore and many
jewelry making kits! In the Field Shopping Center.
2059 S. Main St.

208-529-3696

847-433-3451

ILLINOISMorton

440 Park Avenue

FLORIDAWest Palm Beach

www.beadsgonewild.com

1799 St. Johns Ave.

www.pumpkinglass.com

PANDORAS BAUBLES & BEADS

1649 Montgomery Road

4058 Forest Hill Blvd.

CHELSEA'S BEADS

www.pandorasbaublesandbeads.com

3550 S. Washington Ave., Ste. 15 321-383-1556

FLs Largest, Most Complete Bead Shop Since 1990.


Go wild in our 3,200 s.f. facility! Crystal Creations Bead
Institute specializes in Classes & Workshops not taught
elsewhere. Open 7 Days.

Florida - Maryland

ILLINOISHighland Park

Express yourself creatively and find your bliss!


Enjoy our wonderful selection of curated beads, tutorial videos
and kits, and all the inspiring goodies you need!

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HAWAIIHonolulu

800-844-0138

MARYLANDPrince Frederick

FREE classes every week! Large variety of quality


semi-precious beads, pearls, seed beads, Swarovski,
Czech. precious metals, PMC, metalsmithing, chain maille,
colored wire, findings, tools & eclectic fun stuff!
www.mdbeadboutique.com

PLUM BAZAAR

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POLYMER CLAY EXPRESS

105 W. Main St.

620-342-6607

BEAD BOUTIQUE

28 Solomons Island Rd. S.

410-535-6337

5,000 S.F. Showroom. Awesome selection of Semi-precious,


Czech glass, Bali, Swarovski Crystal, Pearls, Seed beads incl.
Delicas, 14k, Gold-Filled, Sterling Silver Beads-Findings-Chain,
Classes. New toll-free number, 877-262-9245.

MICHIGANFrankenmuth

Michigans largest bead store! Walls of unique Czech glass


you wont find anywhere, seed beads, vintage brass, clasps
and findings, patterns, crystals and supplies. Shop online, we
have kits! Open 7 days, free classes. Come find inspiration!

MISSOURISpringfield

Inspire yourself with a creative environment created by


artist and bead enthusiasts alike. Explore our 2,500 sq. ft
selection of irresistible stones, crystals, seed beads and
everything else you could desire.

NEW HAMPSHIREWilton

Beautiful quality beads to inspire your creativity & accentuate


your style. Emphasis on European beads, Czech-pressed glass,
crystal, seed, pearls, semi-precious. Artisan created jewelry for
fine gift giving. Ample parking. Thurs-Sat 9-5:30, Sun 11-4

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www.beadhaven.com

ACCENTS BEADS
12112 Nebel Street

301-881-2003

BEAD HAVEN

925 S. Main St. E1 (River Place)

989-652-3566

www.springfieldleather.com
SPRINGFIELD LEATHER & TOUCHSTONE BEADS
1463 S Glenstone
417-881-0223

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LADYBEAD AND ROOK @ The Riverview Mill Artist
29 Howard Street
603-654-2805

MASSACHUSETTSAmesbury

MICHIGANGrand Haven

MISSOURISt. Louis

NEW JERSEYBergenfield (Only miles from NYC)

www.riverwalkbeads.com

www.thecreativefringe.com

www.ibellaBEADS.com

www.beadsbyblanche.com

A must visit for bead enthusiasts! Spacious & artful displays


of stones, pearls, crystals, glass, pendants & accessories.
Worktables, tools, books & design assistance.
Classes, bead parties. info@riverwalkbeads.com

THE RIVERWALK BEAD SHOP & GALLERY

32 Elm Street

978-388-3499

MASSACHUSETTSMansfield

Full service shop with a fine, upscale selection of beads, findings, wire & tools. Original lampwork beads. Classes, workspace & artistic support. Bulk prices on precious metal beads
& Swarovski crystals. Tribal textiles & lampworking classes.
www.BeadCache.com

BEADCACHE

457 N. Main St.

508-339-3330

MASSACHUSETTSScituate

One of the finest selections of jewelry & art quality beads


in New England! Swarovski, Bali, Tai Silver, Miyuki.
Large selection of semi-precious stone, glass and pewter.
Beading supplies, classes and friendly helpful staff.
www.wedobeads.com

781-545-7000

MASSACHUSETTSSpringfield

Colorful, bright & spacious full service bead store. Surround


yourself with inspiration. An array of exceptional jewelry
findings from around the world. New products added monthly.
Classes for all skill levels. Private group events for all ages.

SIMPLY BEADIFUL, LLC


413-782-0288

MASSACHUSETTSSturbridge

Semi-precious beads, Swarovski crystal, Czech & vintage


glass, jewelry & craft supplies, unique centerpieces for
beading, freshwater pearls, wire wrapping material.
Stop in and see our wide variety of beads & supplies.
www.sadiegreens.com

SADIE GREENS EMPORIUM

320 Main Street

616-296-0020

MICHIGANGrand Ledge

Midwests Largest Seed bead selection. Tri, Cube, Hex, Megatama, Farfalle, Tila. We have it all. Michigans Largest BEAD
SUPERSTORE & Swarovski distributor. Onsite warehouse. 33+
years in business. 8 miles west of Lansing. Mon - Sat 11 - 6.

2,000 sq. ft. of beads, findings, Miyuki, Czech, Swarovski,


Thunderpolish, Tierra Cast. Great wire selection, threads and
cords. New products added daily. Classes and special orders
available. Exit 15 off Rte. 495, 6.8 miles east on Rt. 1A.
www.bead-addiction.com

MICHIGANAnn Arbor

More than beads & classes! Full service bead shop


with beading supplies, accent beads and a large
selection of seed beads, including 15/0, & Delicas.
Great teaching staff ~ call for classes. Open 7 days.
www.beadseekers.com

FINDINGS, INC

MICHIGANOxford

MONTANABillings

BEADIFFERENT BOUTIQUE

7 North Washington (M-24)

734-929-9751

MICHIGANDundee

Monroe Countys largest selection of quality beads!


Seed, Delica, Swarovski, vintage & Czech glass, charms,
Bali, & polymer clay beads. Classes in beading.
Mon. - Sat. 11-5, Sun. 12-5.
www.raisinriverbeads.com

RAISIN RIVER BEADS

141 Riley St.

734-529-3322

MICHIGANFarmington

Seed beads-oh so many seed beads.


6, 8, 11, 15, cut beads, Delicas, crystals.
Free stitching classes.
Mon - Fri 10:30-6; Sat 10:30-5; Closed Sun.

PAM'S BEAD GARDEN

248-471-BEAD (2323)

MICHIGANFarmington

MICHIGANRoyal Oak

www.toocutebeads.com

TOO CUTE BEADS

31711 Grand River Ave.

MICHIGANFarmington (Downtown)

Low prices Friendly service Unique selection.


A wide variety of beads & components including semiprecious
stones & Czech glass to artist pieces, seed beads, designer
brass lines & more. Ask for your free Bead Addiction card!
www.facebook.com/beadbohemia
248-474-9264

670 King Park Drive

406-651-8831

www.sunscrystal.com

www.beadjungle.com

248-554-1330

MICHIGANTraverse City

Your Up North bead store. A myriad of beads, from worldwide


antiquities to local artists. One of the largest selections of
beads, Swarovski, Sterling, gold, gemstones, findings.
See our Legacy Bead Museum - 5000 years of beads.
231-932-9514

MICHIGANYpsilanti (Downtown)

Fun and classes, highlighting beading, wire wrapping and


other jewelry classes. We stock -beads, findings,
tools, supplies and rock specialties.
Mon, Wed,Thur, Fri 12-6; Closed Tue; Sat 10-6; Sun 1-5
I-94, Exit 183, go North
734-481-9981

MICHIGANYpsilanti Twp.

Supporting the artist inside of you! Huge collection of Seed &


Czech Beads. Bali, pearls, stones, Swarovski. Lampwork &
Polymer Clay by MI & National Artists. Classes, kits, books &
so much more. Tue-Fri 10-6; Sat 10-4, Sun 10-2.

A full service boutique that inspires creativity. We offer a


variety of Beads, Gemstones, Firepolish, Swarovski, Myuki,
and Delicas. Classes - Parties - Special Events Available.
Open Mon - Sat 10am - 6pm

702-432-BEAD (2323)

JADEY BEADS

2080 W. Countyline Road

Nevadas Most Comprehensive Bead Store. Catering to all


beading disciplines. Huge selection of findings, pressed glass,
seed beads. Full line of Swarovski. Free Classes Daily.
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm; Sun closed.

BEAD HAVEN LAS VEGAS

7664 W. Lake Mead Blvd. # 111

Great selection of f/w pearls, Swarovski crystals, semiprecious stones; our own Sterling silver box clasps set with
unusual & vintage elements; unique sterling, vermeil, findings, Czech beads. 11AM-6PM, Friday until 9PM seasonally
www.sojourner.biz

SOJOURNER

Visiting Las Vegas? Were the store youre looking for!


States largest bead shop, carrying the biggest inventory of
quality beads and findings, all priced right. Volume discounts
available. Open seven days, 10 to 6. Call for travel directions.

Surround yourself in beads! Incredible collection of pearl,


hand-selected stone, glass and shell beads. Plus, all the best
seed beads, tools, books, findings, wire... Please call or stop
by for info on our extensive class schedules.

THE BIRDS AND THE BEADS

411 Route 79

Visit our beautiful bead store for a huge selection of


Swarovski, semi-precious, Czech crystal, seed beads,
and many unique items.
We offer many classes in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

www.discountbeadslv.com

www.beaddazzlenj.com
2319 Bridge Avenue

NEW HAMPSHIREConcord

NEW MEXICOAlbuquerque

DISCOUNT BEADS

Worth the trip? YOU BET! Fabulous shop, chock full of semiprecious, FWP, Swarovski crystal, Venetian & lampwork glass.
Czech fire polish & hanks, sterling, gold-filled, vermeil.
Gorgeous clasps. S-M 12-5, Tu-W 10-6, Th-F 10-8, Sat 10-6.

732-591-8233

NEW JERSEYPoint Pleasant

4266 S. Durango Drive, Suite G/H 702-360-4266

BEAD IT!

609-397-8849

www.thebirdsandthebeads.com
702-233-2450

NEVADALas Vegas

www.beadit.biz

732-534-4275

NEW JERSEYLambertville

NEW JERSEYMorganville

146 N. Main St.

856-858-7844

NEW JERSEYJackson

NEVADALas Vegas

www.StonyCreekBead.blogspot.com for directions

MINNESOTAAkeley

JUBILI BEADS & YARNS

713 Haddon Ave

26 Bridge Street

2060 Whittaker Rd.

734-544-0904

Beaders Ecstasy! Huge inventory Miyuki seed beads, Delicas,


Swarovski, Hill Tribe, Vintage, Fibers. Fabulous flamework/metal smithing studio w/classes & rental. Loom weaving, wire wrapping, PMC. Classes, supplies, parties, repairs.

1590 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy., #160

www.BeadHavenLasVegas.com

NAWBIN BEADS

925 E. Front St.

42 N. Huron St.

BEAD JUNGLE

201-385-6225

NEW JERSEYCollingswood

jadeybeads@optimum.net

BUY THE BEAD

Serving the Las Vegas community with the largest variety of


beads & findings. Classes, parties, volume discounts &
workshops Minutes from the strip. Open 7 days a week.
Foir hours visit our website:

BEAD DAZZLE

732-295-6679

Voted Albuquerque's best bead shop. Largest selection of


imported, ethnic, glass and gemstone beads in New Mexico.
Findings, tools and books. Silver jewelry and handicrafts.
Volume discounts. Mon-Sat 11-6 (at least), Sun. 12:30-5.
www.stonemountainbeads.com

603-223-0146

STONE MOUNTAIN BEAD GALLERY

4008 Central Ave. S.E.

505-260-1121

NEW HAMPSHIREEpping

We carry a huge selection of top quality beads & beading


supplies. Miyuki & Toho seed beads, Pearls, Czech, Preciosa,
Lampwork, Swarovski, Gemstones & more. Classes & Parties.
Plenty of parking. Handicap accessible. Awesome Staff!!

NEW MEXICOBosque Farms

Handmade glass beads and original jewelry. Strands of stone


and Czech glass, findings and stringing supplies. Classes and
private lessons available in a peaceful, rural setting.
www.blueskybeads.net

www.JustBeadingAround.com

www.lodisbeads.com

BLUE SKY BEADS

JUST BEADING AROUND

29029 County 33

218-652-3212

MINNESOTASt. Paul
Seed beads (Czech & Japanese), Delicas, Swarovski, art glass
a beaders paradise! Bone, stone, pearls, leather, books,
findings & tools. Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat 10-5, or by appt.
www.beadstorm.com

STORMCLOUD TRADING (BEADSTORM)

725 Snelling Ave. N.

651-645-0343

MISSISSIPPIRidgeland

Sterling, gold, glass, wood, shell, pearls, stones, crystals,


findings, tools, and stringing materials. Classes Parties
Call toll free 877-974-2500 Open Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat 10-4
Email: villagebeads@aol.com
www.villagebeads.com

866-342-3237
248-888-9925

Billings largest bead store and getting bigger. Semi-precious,


pearls, Swarovski crystals, Delicas, Czech glass, shell & metal
beads. Silver & gold findings, tools, books and supplies. Free
basic classes. Weekly workshops. Open 10-6 daily.

Specializing in beading & jewelry making supplies. Swarovski


Crystals, Semi-Precious, Czech, Metal, Bone, Wood, Seed,
Acrylic Beads, Findings. For more Info, visit our website.

SUN'S CRYSTAL & BEAD SUPPLY

BEADS BY BLANCHE

106 N. Washington Ave.

www.jubilibeadsandyarns.com
1-888-30BEADS

NEVADAHenderson (Las Vegas)

28056 Woodward Ave.

Visit East Coasts premier bead shop. 3,000+ colors/styles


of Japanese seed beads, glass, crystal, semi-precious,
lampwork & more. Classes by local & nationally known
artists. Extensive inventory for unlimited possibilities!

285 Calef Highway, Rte 125

601-853-3299

MISSOURIBranson

Be PLUM overwhelmed by our thousands of bead


strands in historic downtown Branson. A beading BAZAAR
of bead wire, findings, chain, and supplies.
Open 7 days/week year round, 9:30-5:30.

NEW YORKEast Rochester

www.SanterresStones.com

www.letsbead.com

Looking for the real thing? We have a huge selection of


semi-precious & precious gemstone beads, Miyuki seed beads,
Delicas, Swarovski, Kazuri, Czech & more. Custom cutting &
drilling. Classes/parties. Easy to locate. Helpful, friendly staff.

SANTERRES STONES N STUFF

42 Water St.

603-773-9393

NEW HAMPSHIRESalem

We offer a large selection of bead weaving, stringing, and


wirework classes. We carry a large selection of seed beads,
precious stones, crystals, stringing supplies, findings & more.
Located close to the MA border in southern NH exit 2 off 93.

BEAD WITH STYLE

22 Stiles Rd.

Gemstone beads and cabochons a specialty.


Full spectrum of Czech pressed and FP glass.
Japanese and Czech seed beads. Custom jewelry kits.
Just one mile off scenic Route 16. Watch for blue sign.

www.plumbazaarbeads.com

AnitaNH.com

2517 Wakefield Road (Rte. 153)

ANITAS BEADS

505-869-2333

Bright, full-service 3200 sq. ft. bead shop. Ever-growing


selection of beads, tools, books, stringing materials, findings,
wire, chain maille, metal clay, Kumihimo supplies, Swarovski
crystal and classes. Get friendly help at our design station.

LETS BEAD!

349 W. Commercial St.

585-586-6550

NEW YORKNanuet

Exclusive bead boutique! Huge selection of quality semiprecious; gemstones; SS beads, charms/findings; seed beads;
Delica; Pearls; Swarovski; artist lampwork; supplies & tools.
Beading Classes. Closed Sunday. 40 min. north NYC.
www.BeadsMosaic.com

603-458-2730

NEW HAMPSHIREWakefield

123 E. Main St.

417-337-PLUM (7586)

LODIS BEADS

1400 Bosque Farms Blvd.

NEW HAMPSHIREExeter

www.beadwithstyle.com

VILLAGE BEADS

398 Highway 51, Ste. 30

PLUM BAZAAR

603-734-4322

Just minutes South of Albuquerque. New location, spacious,


friendly and fun! Large array of beads and findings. Huge
selection of seed beads and Delicas. Great variety of classes,
daytime, evenings and weekends. Come bead with us!

BEADS MOSAIC

78 S. Middletown Rd., Ste. A

845-501-8295

NEW YORKNew York

Beads on Fifth, Your biggest selection of semi-precious stones


and findings. There is no other beading store like it!!
(Were all about quality). Quantity discounts available.
Between 35th & 36th Street.
beadson5th.com

603-522-6529

BEADS ON FIFTH, INC.

376 Fifth Avenue

212-244-6616

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We specialize in the Unique! And carry a wide selection


of Swarovski crystals & Sterling silver. Beginners beading
classes available. Shop hours: Mon - Fri 10-6; Sat 10-5;
Closed Sun.
contact@toocutebeads.com

LADY BUG BEADS, LLC

www.montanabeads.com
248-969-7777

STONY CREEK BEAD

3925 Jackson Rd.

Voted 1 of the top shops in the US. 4000+ seed beads, Czech
Glass, Swarovski, TierraCast Pewter, Semi-Precious stones,
base metal chains & findings. Gold & Silver. Over 3000 sq ft.
Classes listed online. Ask us about FREE classes.
www.ladybugbeads.net

Beadifferent is a comfortable, inviting and elegant full-service


boutique. Vast selection of cut crystal, semi precious, Czech,
Swarovski, pearl beads and findings, wire, tools and supplies.
Affordable jewelry, apparel & accessories too!

800-221-9032

MISSOURISt. Louis

7616 Big Bend Blvd.

T & T TRADING, INC.

WORLD OF ROCKS
508-660-7984

770 N. New Ballas Rd.

www.tttbeads.com

www.worldofrocks.com

BEAD ADDICTION
2000 Main St., Rt. 1A

ibella BEADS

1063 E. Grand Ledge Hwy. (M-43) 517-627-2333

www.nawbinbeads.com
508-347-9085

MASSACHUSETTSWalpole

BEAD BOHEMIA

210 Washington Ave.

St. Louis Newest & Largest Bead Shop - 4000+ sq.ft. SemiPrecious Stones, Swarovski, TierraCast, Thunder Polish Crystal,
Czech Glass, AAA Pearls, Findings, Seed Beads, FREE Classes,
Open Beading & Parties, Volume Pricing! Mon - Sat 9am-7pm

Maryland - New York

www.simplybeadiful.com
1916 1/2 Wilbraham Road

33321 Grand River Ave.

THE CREATIVE FRINGE

www.beadifferentboutique.com

BEAUCOUP BEADS

76A Front St. (rear)

22836 Orchard Lake Rd.

The largest bead store on the lakeshore offering an extensive


selection of beading and jewelry-making supplies including
silver clay, metalsmithing and lampworking supplies.
Classes, parties & open workstations. Open daily.

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MARYLANDRockville (White Flint area)

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NEW YORKNew York City

New Yorks leading supplier & importer of crafts, beads &


jewelry supplies since 1971. Lowest prices & best selection
of all beads, findings, sterling silver, gold-filled, Swarovski,
semi-precious gemstones, crafts, apparel & accessory supplies.

www.beadparadise.com

BEADKRAFT

1231 Broadway (@ 30th St.)

212-532-6820

PENNSYLVANIAAllentown

Biggest Little Bead Shop in PA.


Full selection of crystals, seed beads, findings,
tools, make-it take-it projects.
Classes by local and nationally known teachers.

TEXASDallas

SERIOUSLY UNIQUE BEADS: Gemstone beads (inc. diamond,


ruby, sapphire, opal), pearls, art-glass beads, seed beads,
silver, vermeil, chain, wire, findings, tools, private lessons,
classes. parties & more.

www.katsbeadboutique.com

BEAD PARADISE
29 West College St.

440-775-2233

KATS BEAD BOUTIQUE


725 North 19th St.

www.beadingdreams.com

610-432-7545

BEADING DREAMS

5629 W. Lovers Lane

214-366-1112

NEW YORKNew York City

OHIOColumbus (Dublin)

PENNSYLVANIAAudubon

www.beadsworldusa.com

www.1stopbeadshop.com

www.buttercupbeads.com

6347 Sawmill (Trader Joes Ctr.) 614-573-6452

1123 Pawlings Rd.

OHIOColumbus (Gahanna)

PENNSYLVANIACleona

TEXASPearland (So. of Houston)

A wide selection of beads for the beginner to serious beader.


Sterling, findings, tools, supplies, vintage, all at reasonable
prices. Hours: Tues - Fri 11-6, Sat 11-5, Closed Sun & Mon

Excellent selection Swarovski crystal, semi-precious stones


& silver, gold-filled & copper findings. Beading classes with
helpful, friendly instructors. Special orders welcome.

From beads to crystals to trimmings and more.


Beads World is your one stop shop.
Quality selections in the heart of NYCs fashion district,
between 37th & 38th St. Mon - Fri 9-7, Sat - Sun 10-6

BEADS WORLD

1384 Broadway

212-302-1199

Exclusive selection of findings, chain and beads. Swarovski,


Japanese seeds (Miyuki, Delica, Matsuno), Glass, Fire Polish
and more! Mass production price available.
Mon. - Fri. 9-7; Sat. 10-6; Sun. 10-5.
www.tohoshoji-ny.com

Columbus premier bead store. Studio tables. 90+ classes per


quarter - beadweaving, wire, lampwork, metals, Kumihimo &
more. Czech glass, 2000+ seed beads - Japanese & Czech.
Swarovski, semi-precious & more! Shop our website.

1 STOP BEAD SHOP

Artisan focals, uncommon findings, fair trade beads and all the
usual suspects await you at central Ohios most unique bead
shop. Knowledgeable and friendly staff stand ready to help, or
take one of our classes to jump start your creativity.
www.gahannabeadstudio.com

TOHO SHOJI (NY) INC.

990 6th Avenue

212-868-7465

NEW YORKQueens (Ozone Park)

Largest selection outside Manhattan. Classes. Swarovski,


Precisoa, pearls, thunder & fire polish, 1000s of semi-prec
strands, Myuki, Delicas, Toho, hanks, pendants, cabs, donuts,
findings, chain all mtls & finishes. Tools, books. Open 7 Days

GAHANNA BEAD STUDIO

1028 N. Hamilton Rd.

Full service bead store and more!


Everything from crystals to tierra cast to yarn and knitting
classes.

(Belt Pkwy, Exit 17)

www.bloominbeadsetc.com

718-835-7651

4040 Presidential Parkway

Bangles, baubles & bright shinny beads for any bead &
jewelry lover! Friendly, warm, creative atmosphere. Extensive
selection of semi precious, pearls, seed beads, Hill Tribe Silver,
tools & findings. New items weekly. Classes & parties.

BLOOMIN BEADS, ETC.

Beads to Beat the Band! Beads take center stage in our


showroom and classroom. Whether you are looking for a
rock star centerpiece or some great back-up beads, our
selection and service are sure to make you twist and shout.

www.beadbreakout.com (Easy access from Rte 590)

www.beadlesbeadshop.com
114 W. Dallas St.

585-271-2340

BUTTERCUP BEADS

484-524-8231

THE BEADLES

717-272-5111

Full-service bead store. Friendly, knowledgable staff. Buy


to-go or create in-store. Classes, parties, group outings.
Tues & Thur 12-7, Wed & Fri 10-6, Sat 10-5, Sun 11-3,
Closed Mon.

THE BEAD GARDEN

2122 Darby Road

610-449-2699

PENNSYLVANIAMedia
A newly-located artistic venue that prides itself on a vast
selection of beads and findings to encourage your creativity.
Customers always come first & always return.

BLUE SANTA BEADS

1165 W. Baltimore Pike

OKLAHOMAOK City Metro (Midwest City)

PENNSYLVANIAPhiladelphia

www.chevronbeads.com

CHEVRON TRADING POST & BEAD CO.

alouettebeadsok.com
ALOUETTE - unique bead shoppe!
2150 S. Douglas Blvd., Ste. H
405-733-5300

619 E. Passyunk Ave.

NORTH CAROLINADurham

OKLAHOMAOklahoma City

PENNSYLVANIAPittsburgh

40 N. Lexington Ave.

828-236-2323

Express your creative energies without exhausting your pocket.


A Bead Show every day! Durhams largest & affordable
selection of quality beads & findings.
Visit our famous $5 a strand wall.
www.rareearthbeads.com

RARE EARTH BEAD SHOP

2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.

919-342-5966

Beads & Findings Everywhere - 2400 sq. ft. - Specialty Japanese Seed Beads, with a full selection of Czech Hanks.
Swarovski, Tierra Cast, Natural Stones, Czech Glass Beads &
Tools. GREAT CLASSES - Really a Full-Service Shoppe!

Specializing in vintage stones & findings. Wide range of


costume jewelry supplies. Presses for riveting vintage
components on site. Private classroom available. Located near
the fairgrounds. Open Tues - Sat 12-5:30. Come have fun!
www.jansjewels.com

JANS JEWELRY SUPPLIES

3623 NW 10th St.

NORTH CAROLINAForest City

OREGONBend (downtown)

We are a full service bead shop that offers a unique variety of


beads, Swarovski, tools, findings, stringing supplies, books,
magazines, etc. Mon. - Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-4.

More Beads Than You Can Imagine!


Open 7 days a week. Call for hours and directions.

www.offthebeadedpathbeadstore.com

www.azillionbeads.net

2270 US Hwy. 74A

910 NW Harriman St., #100

OFF THE BEADED PATH

828-245-0306

Specializing in a vast array of Gemstones, this complete


resource has Pearls, Swarovski, Glass, Chain, 14K and 18K,
Basics and Findings Galore. A haven for the bead enthusiast
and novice alike. Parties & Inspiring Classes!
www.beadworksphiladelphia.com

BEADWORKS
215-413-2323

Global marketplace of beads and findings. Swarovski crystal,


Venetian, Czech, Bali & Hill Tribe Silver, Tibetan, Japanese
Seed and Delicas, Semi-precious and Freshwater Pearls,
classes. Mon - Sat 10-6, Thur 10-9, Sun 12-5
www.crystalbeadbazaar.com

405-600-3043

CRYSTAL BEAD BAZAAR

4521 Butler St.

412-687-1513

SOUTH CAROLINAHilton Head Island

Treasures from pearls, beads & findings found around the


globe, to lampwork beads made right here in the Lowcountry!
Delica, Swarovski, Softflex & many trusted brands. Owner
Steve Mardell teaches wirework, beading, lampwork & more.
www.hightidebeads.com

AZILLION BEADS

541-617-8854

BEAD HEAVEN

6900 Denton Hwy. (377 Hwy.)

817-281-2002

ANTIQUES BEADS & CRAFTY PEOPLE

2517 Broadway St.

281-997-3600

TEXASTyler

Tylers #1 full-service bead store.


Awesome selection of semi-precious, Czech glass, findings,
pearls, Swarovski crystals and seed beads. Classes.
Tue-Fri 10-6; Sat 10-5:30; Closed Sun & Mon

BEAD CRAZEE

6100 S. Broadway, Ste. 190

903-581-7676

Full-service bead store. Beads of all types, shapes & sizestubes, strands, singles. Stringing materials, books, tools,
charms, metalsmithing supplies & findings. Birthday & adult
parties. Evening classes. Instruction always available.
www.beadcrazyvt.com

610-892-2740

NORTH CAROLINAAsheville/Buncombe Co.


Ashevilles premier full-service bead store of 25+ years.
Largest selection of seed beads, ancient trade & vintage
beads in the region. Pearls, gemstones, crystals, etc.
plus all the supplies you need. Classes/parties/workspace.

Your Imaginations the limit - The largest variety of beads in


Watauga. More than 500 colors of Delicas, over 400 colors of
seeds, Czech glass & Austrian crystal. Classes for all ages. All
your beading needs. Tue 1-8, W-Sat 1-6:30, closed Su & Mon

VERMONTWilliston

www.bluesantabeads.net
918-806-8945

TEXASFort Worth

www.abcraftypeople.com

AURORA BEADS

242 W. Penn Ave.

www.thebeadgarden.com
740-917-9008

OKLAHOMABroken Arrow

2314 Monroe Avenue

BEAD BREAKOUT

Let your creativity blossom in our cozy country setting.


Classes, parties, oh-so-pretty sparkly things, and most of all,
fun! One-stop shopping. Open workshop environment.
Artisan/bead addict, owned & operated.

PENNSYLVANIAHavertown

www.ladyjanecraftcenter.com

NEW YORKRochester

614-933-8948

OHIOPowell

137-20 Crossbay Blvd.

BEAD SHOP at Lady Jane Craft Center

New York - Virginia

Truly amazing selection! New and vintage glass, gemstones,


Swarovski, metal beads and findings. African Trade Beads,
ancient, antique and collectible beads in store and online.
Just off the Ohio turnpike. Open every day.

WorldMags.net

www.beadkraft.com

NEW YORKNew York City

BEAD CRAZY

21 Taft Corners Shopping Ctr.

802-288-9666

VIRGINIAAnnandale

Largest selection of beads and jewelry. Tribal & ethnic beads,


jewelry, and findings. Wide variety of beads, pendants, bone,
precious, gold, silver, metal, brass. Open 7 days/week 11-6.
Also in Lake Forest Mall, Gaithersburg, MD, 301-990-1668
tribalrugsjwlry@aol.com

TRIBAL RUGS & JEWELRY

7120 Little River Turnpike

703-642-8260

VIRGINIACharlottesville

Full service bead store with a huge selection of Delicas,


seed beads, glass, semi-precious, pearls, polymer & more.
Friendly, knowledgeable staff.
Visit website for class schedule and hours.
www.studiobaboo.com
STUDIO BABOO A Big Little Bead Store
1933 Commonwealth Dr.
434-244-2905

VIRGINIAChesapeake
The Haus is back! Huge selection of seed beads, Swarovski
crystal, glass beads, pearls and findings. Class schedule online.
Southern Hospitality and European Charm. Try us!
www.hausofbeads.com

GU'S HAUS OF BEADS

HIGH TIDE BEADS

32 Palmetto Bay Road #14A

843-686-4367

501 Kempsville Road, Ste. H 757-549-BEAD (2323)

NORTH CAROLINARaleigh

OREGONDorena

SOUTH CAROLINAMauldin (near Greenville)

VIRGINIAFalls Church

www.ornamentea.com

www.bakerbay.com

www.pandascrossing.com

www.beadazzled.com
BEADAZZLED,Where Beads & Inspiration Meet!
444 W. Broad St.
703-848-2323

Visit us for a wide selection of beads & metal, worktables,


classes & the most helpful staff anywhere. We carry glass,
ArtClay Silver, soldering, Kato Clay, paper crafts supplies,
books & unusual ribbons. Well be your favorite bead store!

ORNAMENTEA

509 N. West St.

Downtown-Glenwood

919-834-6260

Specializing in Quality glass beads from the Czech Republic


and Japan in many sizes. We also offer a variety of authentic
trade beads, Delicas & hex. Mon.-Sat. 10-5.
E-mail: beads@bakerbay.com

BAKER BAY BEADS

35655 Shoreview Dr.

541-942-3941

NORTH CAROLINAWinston-Salem

OREGONMilwaukie

ding@dingsfashions.com

beadhappy.biz

Specializing in Swarovski, Miyuki, Beadalon, WigJig, silver,


gold, 100,000+ findings,1000s of strands of stones.
Designing, manufacturing, repairs, much more. Our specialty is
designing/beading education. T-F 10-6, Sat 10-5, S - M Clsd.

DINGS FASHIONS & GIFTS

2834 Reynolda Road

336-723-3465

OHIOA-Avon Lake

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OHIOCleveland (Oberlin)

Cleveland Bead Show! Direct warehouse prices. Market Day


open 4 days a month - call for show dates. Tons of beads.
Semi-precious stones, crystals, wire and freshwater pearls.
Call for business opportunities.
BEAD WAREHOUSE/NL TRADING CO.

32961 Pin Oak Parkway

440-212-1218

OHIOCincinnati (Harrison)

The West sides original Bead Shop. Create your own


jewelry from our ever-growing selection of Swarovski crystal,
semi-precious strands, glass, metals, pendants, lampwork, clay
beads & tools. 1-on-1 project assistance, classes & parties too.
www.followyourbeadedbliss.com
BEADED BLISS
Always Follow Your Bliss
513-202-1706

1151 Stone Drive, #E-5

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3,000 sq. ft. of excellent beads.


From the ordinary to the extraordinary. Let us help
stimulate your mind with our friendly service. Great Classes.
Open 7 days a week. Come visit!

BEAD HAPPY & GALLERY

15830 SE McLoughlin

503-650-7885

OREGONPortland

www.davabead.com

DAVA BEAD AND TRADE, INC.

2121 NE BRoadway

877-962-3282

400 S. Main St., Suite G

864-963-0600

Located in Historic Multnomah Village.


Unique pearls, crystals, glass, stone, shells & more!
Come visit our friendly staff for all your beading needs.

VIRGINIAFredericksburg

www.countrybumpkinarts.com
BEADS & BRUSHSTROKES BY COUNTRY BUMPKIN ARTS
918-C Lansing Dr.
843-884-8808

www.beadparade.com

6 mi. from Charleston. Yall will love our prices & selection of
semi-preciouus gemstones, Swarovski, Sterling, Czech glass,
shell, freshwater pearls, books, metals and more. Beginners
assisted. Designers thrilled. Volume discounts. Visit us on FB.

We have the jewelry-making supplies you need for your


next project and those must haves for your stash!
Visit us in our new Knoxville (Bearden) store or online.
Seed Beads! Vintage! Czech Glass! Soutache!

503-244-1821

WHITE FOX BEADS

865-980-0237

Arlingtons largest bead store. Delicass, 15s, seed beads,


crystals, vintage beads, pearls, lampwork, gemstones &
findings. Tools, books, silver art clay & wire.
Custom & repair work. Classes. Open 7 days a week.

WILD BEADS

2833 Galleria Dr.

Just getting started or a pro, come be inspired by our huge


selection of Czech glass, seed beads, silver, pewter, pearls,
semi-precious stone and Swarovski. Great prices and the
friendliest staff in town. Classes ongoing.

BEADS ON PARADE

10013 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Ste. 105

540-710-0705

VIRGINIALynchburg

Your home for beads in the Lynchburg area. We have a great


selection of semi-precious stones, Japanese seed beads,
Swarovski & Chinese crystals, pearls, Czech glass, tools,
findings and classes too. Open Mon - Sat 10-5, Thur 10-7
www.abeadabode.com

whitefoxbeads.com

5111 Homberg Drive

www.wildbeads.biz

7807 SW Capitol Highway

One stop bead store from basics to exotic & extraordinary.


Gemstones, organics, all metals, crystals, seed beads, glass.
Stringing materials, findings, wire, chain, tools, books, classes.
Friendly staff in an organized & inspiring environment.

SOUTH CAROLINAMt. Pleasant

TEXASArlington (close to Six Flags)

OREGONPortland

www.BeadAndButton.com

PANDAS CROSSING

TENNESSEEKnoxville

Retail/wholesale: Sterling, Gold Filled, Brass, Pewter,


Chain, Beads and Findings.

VILLAGE BEADS

Delicas, seed beads, crystals, semi-precious, Czech,


pearls, sterling, lampwork, findings, tools and books.
Beginner-Advanced classes. Friendly and helpful staff.
Open Tue-Fri 11-6 and Sat 10-5.

A BEAD ABODE

101-A Hexham Drive

434-237-1261

VIRGINIARichmond
Inspiring, fun, full-supply bead store.
Glass, stones, sterling, gold filled, charms & findings.
If you cant find it, ask. We probably have it!
www.BanglesandBeads.net

NORTH OF 6 FLAGS MALL


817-652-3232

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BANGLES & BEADS, INC.

3322 W. Cary St.

804-355-6118

A beaders paradise- 1,000s of beads... Swarovski


Crystals, Bali silver, Czech glass, semi-precious stones, seed
beads, beading supplies, tools, books, classes & more-all in
a paradise-like setting. Visit us online or in the shop!
5350 Kemps River Dr., #106

WISCONSINFond du Lac

WISCONSINSun Prairie (Madison)

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www.thebeadcottage.com

THE BEAD COTTAGE

WASHINGTONPuyallup
A wide selection of beads, charms, Delicas, books,
seed beads, supplies, classes and more.
Monday - Saturday 10-6, Sunday 12-4

Come in for a little color therapy at a fun place to bead!


Lots of Swarovski, Miyuki, stone & specialties.
See you soon! Hours: Tues - Fri 11-5, Sat 10-3.

Full-service bead shop. Featuring classes, large selection


of beads, books, tools, etc. Specializing in PMC and
semi-precious stone. Mon - Fri 10-8, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4

E-mail: beadboppers@aol.com

www.beadalotta.com

www.meant-to-bead.com

BEAD BOPPERS

757-495-5400

410 N. Meridian

253-848-3880

BEADALOTTA
19 W. Scott St.

920-322-1885

MEANT TO BEAD
1264 W. Main Street

VIRGINIAVirginia Beach

WASHINGTONSeattle

WISCONSINLuxemburg

CANADABCAbbotsford

www.beadgoeson.com

www.fusionbeads.com

www.rocksofages.org

www.strungoutonbeads.ca

Travel the world: passport not required.


Experience World Cultures without leaving home. Exotic,
Unique, Rare Beads and Artifacts from around the world.
Its always a BEADIFUL DAY in Virginia Beach.

THE BEAD GOES ON...

Visit the largest bead store in Seattle!


With hundreds of classes, an amazing bead selection
& friendly staff, we are where your jewelry begins!
Monday - Sunday 10-6, Tuesday 10-7

FUSION BEADS

757-463-5552
549 Progress Lane, #101 Toll Free 866-861-2323

3830 Stone Way N.

VIRGINIAVirginia Beach

WASHINGTONSpokane

A friendly bead store offering affordable beads & findings.


Youll find a great selection of glass, gemstones, wood & seed
beads, charms, precious metal & non-tarnish wire, Swarovski,
stringing supplies, tools & more!
www.virginiabeachbeads.com

VIRGINIA BEACH BEADS

2262 Seashore Shoppes

757-333-7235

360-913-4995

WONDERS OF THE WORLD In The Flour Mill

509-325-2867

WISCONSINBrookfield

WASHINGTONLacey
The worlds largest selection of beads! Czech pressed glass,
seed beads, Preciosa crystal, findings, sterling, charms, books
and more! Open 9am to 6pm 7 days a week!

Specializing in Austrian crystals, unusual stone beads,


exquisite pearls, CZs & PMC related products, vintage
reproduction beads. PMC certification, wire work, beading &
specialty classes. Mon-Fri 10-8, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4.
www.eclecticabeads.com

www.shipwreckbeads.com
360-754-2323

WASHINGTONPort Townsend

A great selection of beads, books, charms, findings, tools


and more. Everything you need or desire plus charms
designed by Lois! Open daily. Extraordinary Service by
Extraordinary Beaders.
www.wynwoods.com

WYNWOODS GALLERY & BEAD STUDIO

360-385-6131

ECLECTICA

18900 W. Bluemound Rd.

262-641-0910

WISCONSINBrookfield

Create the jewelry you want to wear!


Limited Edition Designer Jewelry kits. Free assistance from our
knowledgeable staff. Well lit design area to create in.
Mon-Fri 10-8, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4.
www.eclecticabeads.com

THE BEAD STUDIO

18900 W. Bluemound Rd.

920-845-1755

WISCONSINMadison

Come see Madisons NEW premier west-side bead store.


Our friendly staff and great selection will make us your new
favorite. Lots of seed beads, gemstones, Czech glass, classes
galore, and more! Mon - Fri 11-7, Sat 11-5, Sun 11-3

MADISON BEAD COMPANY

515 S. Midvale Blvd., Ste. 2

608-274-0104

262-641-0910

New bead shop with experienced teacher. Classes, birthday


parties, good selection of beads, stone, Czech glass, seed
beads and interesting focal pieces. Open beading when classes
are not in session. Mon - Fri 10-6, Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4
www.prairieflowerbeads.com

PRAIRIE FLOWER BEADS LLC

210 W. Cook St.

608-742-5900

WISCONSINRacine

The latest styles & colors. Japanese seed beads, Swarovski


crystals & pearls, sterling silver, freshwater pearls, kits & semiprecious. Helpful, fun staff. Extensive classes. Were between
Milwaukee & Chicago in a charming historic area. 7 days/wk.
www.funkyhannahs.com

FUNKY HANNAH'S BEADS

324 Main Street

Sheboygan Countys Bead Store! Offering a wide variety of


beads, findings, tools, books & more. Workspace, tools & a
friendly, knowledgeable staff avail.~ create right in the store!
Classes & special events. Tues-Sat 10-7. Closed Sun & Mon.
www.jsmbeadcoop.com

JSM BEAD COOP

604-852-8677

CANADAONNewmarket
Full assortment Japanese seeds & Delicas, Swarovskis &
more. Notions, kits, tons of books, classes, friendly service.
45 minutes north of Toronto.

THAT BEAD LADY

390 Davis Dr.

905-954-1327

CANADAONParis

Over 400 colors of delicas; Miyuki seeds in size 15, 11, 8, 6;


crystals; fringe & decorative beads; wire; tools; pattern books;
needles; thread; Swarovski; classes & findings.
Central to London, Hamilton, Kitchener. Call for store hours.
www.4siriusbeaders.com

4 SIRIUS BEADERS

51 Ball St.

519-442-7454

CANADAONToronto

Bead store with more! Everything you need, everything you


want. Stone, Crystal, Glass, Pearls, all the Metals. Nymo,
Sono, C-Lon. Miyuki, Toho. New products every week. Latest
trends & all the classics. Local lampwork & studio.
www.beadfx.com

262-634-6088

WISCONSINSheboygan

931 North 8th St.

STRUNG OUT ON BEADS

33735 Essendene Ave.

www.thatbeadlady.com

WISCONSINPortage

World class bead collection. We feature a huge selection of


gemstone, Czech, pearl, unusual ethnic, antique, seed &
Delica beads and beading supplies. An amazing array.
621 W. Mallon Ave.

405 St. John Street

Come in & enjoy our relaxed atmosphere. Call for hours. Over
300 colours of Delicas, 58 colours of 15/0, & we have also
started a line of charlottes in 13/0. Visit our web, its under
construction but growing daily. Shopping cart coming soon.

920-208-BEAD (2323)

beadFX

19 Waterman Ave., Unit 2

877-473-2323

CANADAONWoodbridge
Full service Beadstore. Direct Importer.
Swarovski, Miyuki, Beadalon, Sterling Silver and much more.
Open 7 days a week.
www.fabucraft.com

FABUCRAFT

5731 Highway 7

905-266-0704

Class Act Designs ........................................82

John F Allen & Son Inc...............................74

Special Effects .............................................81

Clover Mfg Co LTD....................................81

JP Designs ...................................................78

Starman, Inc ................................................39

CraftOptics .................................................82

Kamal Trading Co Inc .................................84

Stars Clasps .................................................78

A Grain of Sand ..........................................84

Craftsy ........................................................65

Karen Bruns Designs ...................................73

Stinky Dog Beads ........................................90

Abelman Art Glass ......................................74

Crazy Crow Trading Post............................90

La Stella Celeste Inc ....................................89

Swarovski North America LTD ...................29

Accent Bead Designs ...................................82

Credit River Art Glass.................................74

Lillypilly Designs .........................................78

T-Beads .......................................................84

Alacarte Clasps ...........................................76

Dee Taylor LLC ..........................................74

Lima Beads .................................................33

Tamara Scott Designs ..................................89

Antelope Beads ...........................................43

Deezeyener Jewelry .....................................73

Linda Richmond .........................................89

Thread A Bead ............................................90

Apoxie Sculpt ..............................................89

Down The Street Bead Show, The ...............90

Manek-Manek Beads ..................................90

TierraCast ...................................................42

Art Clay World USA ...................................79

Dreamtime Creations ..................................84

Merchants Overseas Inc ..............................42

To Bead True Blue .......................................10

Art Jewelry Magazine .................................22

Elemental Adornments ................................76

Metal Art Lab .............................................84

Toho Co., LTD ...........................................80

Artbeads.com ................................................7

Eloxite Corporation ....................................22

Milky Way Jewelry Co LTD ........................32

Treasure Island Pearls .................................89

Austin Hamilton .........................................90

Emerald City Lights ....................................79

Mode Intl Inc .............................................10

Two Charming Chix ...................................78

Balonis, Marcia ...........................................74

Environmental Technology Inc ....................16

Monsterslayer Inc .......................................53

TwoPurplePandas.com ................................22

Bead Buddy .................................................73

Equatoria ....................................................52

Multi Creations NJ, Inc...............................79

Unicorne Beads Inc .....................................81

Bead My Love .............................................82

Ezel Findings ...............................................82

Nina Designs ...............................................16

Urban Beader The .......................................82

Bead Renaissance Shows .............................90

Fire Mountain Gems .................................100

Now That's a Jig!/Brenda Schweder ............76

Urban Raku ................................................73

Bead&Button Books .................34, 59, 63, 69

Frumin Leslee ..............................................90

Nunn Design ...............................................81

Venetian Bead Shop ....................................89

Bead&Button DVD.....................................64

Fusion Beads .................................................8

Pandahall.com .............................................35

Weave Got Maille .......................................43

Bead&Button Magazine .............................47

Gem & Lapidary Wholesalers .....................43

Paragon Industries Inc.................................78

Whole Bead Show .......................................53

Bead&Button Magazine-Digital ..................68

Gem Faire / Bead Faire..................................8

Patterns To Bead .........................................74

Wirelace ......................................................76

Bead&Button Show 2014 ...........................72

Gets.cn ........................................................32

Preciosa ...................................................9, 23

Wynwoods Gallery & Studio ......................90

Beadaholique...............................................22

Glass by Tammy Rae...................................79

Prima Bead ..................................................78

Xuron Corporation .....................................76

Beadalon .....................................................85

Glass Garden Beads ....................................79

Primitive Earth Beads ..................................10

Beadcats/Universal Synergetics ....................82

Goodybeads.com...........................................8

Quest Beads & Cast Inc ................................3

Beadies Beadwork .......................................16

Grace Lampwork Beads ..............................74

Rings & Things ...........................................81

Beads of the Month Club ............................16

SHOPS
ARIZONA

Great Create ...............................................78

Rosaryworkshop.com .................................89

Beads Galore International, Inc. .................. 3

BeadsRfun.com ...........................................89

Green Girl Studios ......................................84

Royalwood Ltd ...........................................89

Beadsmith ...................................................83

Har-Man Importing Corp ...........................53

Rutledge Cynthia ........................................84

Beaducation - Lisa Niven Kelly .....................3

Horsman Ltd ..............................................75

School of Beadwork ....................................78

Best Bead Show & Bead Mercantile Shows ..78

Ibella Beads .................................................89

Sea Star .......................................................84

NEW YORK

Blue Buddha Boutique.................................76

Ice Resin .....................................................79

Shipwreck Beads ...........................................2

Eastern Findings Corporation ..................... 3

C & S Beads ...............................................78

ImpressArt ..................................................76

Shows Of Integrity ......................................16

CG Beads, Inc .............................................76

Innovative Bead Expos, The ........................21

SII Findings .................................................28

Chain Sta ....................................................89

ISGB............................................................79

SilverSilk .....................................................84

Chaingallery.com.........................................81

Jesse James & Co Inc ..................................82

SimplyBeadiful.com.....................................89

Choi, Anne ..................................................84

The Advertiser Index is provided as a service to Bead&Button

Jewelry Designer Manager ..........................90

Soft Flex Company......................................77

Claspgarten .................................................74

John Bead Corp ..........................................99

Sonoran Beads ............................................73

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CALIFORNIA

Baubles & Beads ....................................... 90

FLORIDA

Beads Gone Wild ....................................... 90

WISCONSIN

Eclectica .................................................... 76
Funky Hannah's Beads .............................. 76

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paid. If no action is obtained after we forward your complaint to the advertiser, we will not accept further advertising from them. Bead&Button magazine, 21027 Crossroads Circle, Waukesha, WI 53187

Virginia - Canada

www.reddoorbeads.com

940 Water St

509-482-0674

WASHINGTONSpokane

RED DOOR BEADS & GALLERY

SHIPWRECK BEADS

7452 N. Division St.

ROCKS OF AGES

www,madisonbead.com

BEYOND BEADS NORTH

Located in Smokey Point Center just off I-5 at Exit 206.


Best selection north of Seattle with generous supply of both
Czech and Japanese seed beads, lampwork, findings, pearls,
stones, free classes. Open Mon - Sat 10-6, Sun 11-4

8560 Commerce Pl Dr NE

3,400 sq. ft. of the finest bead selection and supplies in the
area. Friendly atmosphere and staff. Beyond Beads with
unique clothes, accessories and unique gifts. Offering 3
classes per week. Open daily. Always your true north.
www.beyondbeadsnorth.com

WASHINGTONArlington

3131 Smokey Point Dr. Suite 5A

206-782-4595

Beads and Jewelry as unique as the old church building


were in. Beads from all over the world. Featured Artists.
Swarovski. Venetian. Classes. Parties. Custom Designs. Bridal.
Monday - Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-3

608-837-5900

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Rachel Marolda

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Crystals
for a cause
& a cure

A teenager turned
philanthropist sells
jewelry to benefit
cancer research.
by James B. Goldsmith

ead enthusiast Rachel Marolda


of Reading, Massachusetts,
has an unusual bottom line item
in her business, Crystals for a
Cause: Half of the proceeds from the
sale of her beaded jewelry goes to Boston
Childrens Hospital (BCH), where she
underwent surgery for a benign pituitary tumor as a teenager. In 2009,
she donated her first $10,000 (above).
To date, shes raised $20,000 and is still
working hard to make sick children well.

A scary diagnosis
Rachels headaches began when she was
in middle school and led to two brain
surgeries at BCH. When she came home,
her mother, Ethel Marolda, realized her
daughter needed a hobby to help her
recover. Ethel did some beading and had
extra supplies. Rachel says, I dabbled
with Swarovski crystals. It was simple
but it kept me occupied. I used beading
to motivate myself as well as to please
other people. It was the beginning of
Crystals for a Cause.

Proceeds and progress


Nicole Lonergan, Director of Development Communications at BCH Trust,
has seen first-hand what the proceeds of
Crystals for a Cause has done. Boston
Childrens is a research leader, so its
philanthropy like this that allows us to
push medical boundaries. Were working toward more accurate diagnostic
tools and more effective treatments
for both children and adults battling
diseases such as brain cancer and so
many other conditions. And for the
gifts to be coming from a brain cancer
survivor, it means the world to kids
facing their own battles.

A special visit
Crystals for a Cause has
earned Rachel national
attention, perhaps the
most exciting being a
2010 visit from Jenna
Wolfe, national correspondent and reporter for the
Today Show (right).

Cultivating customers

Still on a mission

Now fully recovered, Rachel has grown


her business in several directions. Most
of her sales come from local shows and
craft fairs. She also sells her jewelry at
house parties throughout Massachusetts. She says, Im still working with
Swarovski crystals as well as sterling
silver, semiprecious gemstones, copper,
Venetian glass beads, and hand-blown
glass beads.

Today, Rachel is a senior at


Boston College whose idea
of fun is hanging out with
my friends and family
thats why my bead work
station is in the family
room. She says her overall
health is great, and the
tumor is gone, although
she does have some

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lingering fatigue and goes into BCH


for regular checkups. These visits serve
as a reminder of what her work means
to others, as well as what it means to
herself: Crystals for a Cause means
giving other people who are sick hope.
Thats why Ill never stop. w

James B. Goldsmith is a freelance


writer living in Reading, Massachusetts.
He has written profiles for regional and
national magazines and newspapers for
the last 45 years, including stories on
the late Ted Williams and Julia (Ruth)
Stevens, daughter of Babe Ruth.

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