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August 2014 Issue 122

Make a textile-inspired loomwork bracelet p. 35

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Stitch an easy
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2-hole beads

p. 58

15

projects in
your favorite
techniques
Peyote stitch
Herringbone
Right-angle weave
St. Petersburg chain
Bead embroidery
Netting

AND MORE!
Tips for working with
leather and chain p. 53

PLUS!

How world events affect bead supply p. 32


Become a master of branding p. 22

Try netting with 2-hole


triangles to make this
lively bracelet.

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21 | Chic & Easy

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Herringbone bezel pendant: Wrap beadwork around a designer


bead to make a focal fit for any necklace.
by Jane Danley Cruz

24 | Clearly Crystals
Rivoli rendezvous: Stitch up a pair of earrings featuring captured
crystal stones, SuperDuos, netting, and peyote.
by Svetlana Chernitsky

28 | Quick Stitch
Funky skunk: Attach dagger beads to a right-angle weave base
for a bracelet thats alive with color and texture.
by Virginia Blakelock

48 | Shibori roses
Fold shibori ribbon into rosettes you can embellish with beads
and assemble into a necklace, pin, or earrings.
by Jane Danley Cruz

53 | Plain chain no more!


Make a bracelet with two kinds of chain and round leather cord
while getting the inside scoop on working with these two materials.
by Becky Guzman with Jane Danley Cruz

58 | Totally tubular triangle beads


Take netting to the next level with two-hole triangle
beads in an edgy rope-style bracelet.
by Diane Fitzgerald

COVER
STORY

60 | Bella bijoux
Transform the Bead&Button 20th anniversary bead into an elegant
necklace with bead embroidery and a trio of peyote-bezeled pearls.
by Jimmie Boatright

66 | Floral fireworks bracelet

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Add brick stitch flowers and branched fringe to the center


of a peyote band with a cut-out clasp.
by Roxi Rogers

70 | Corkscrew bangle
Work a twist into a tubular brick stitch bracelet, and then add
an embroidered focal.
by Marla Salezze

TECHNIQUE GUIDE
bead embroidery ........................................ 48, 60, 70
bead weaving ................................................... 46, 60
brick stitch ........................................................ 66, 70
fringe ....................................................................... 66
herringbone............................................................. 21
ladder stitch ............................................................ 38
leather + chain ........................................................ 53
loomwork ................................................................ 35
netting ............................................................... 24, 58
peyote .............................................24, 38, 48, 60, 66
right-angle weave ............................................. 28, 42
shibori ribbon .......................................................... 48
St. Petersburg chain ............................................... 42
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International inspiration!
35 | Serape bracelet
Weave a loomwork bracelet, incorporating motifs that bring
to mind a traditional Mexican shawl.
by Lesha McPhearson

38 | Double diamond delights


Make a pendant of nested peyote diamonds inspired
by the Coptic crosses of Ethiopia.
by Phyllis Dintenfass

42 | Stacked St. Petersburg bracelet


Combine a Russian technique with right-angle weave for
two bracelets, each with a uniquely shaped closure.
by Ruth Vickery

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46 | Flamenco Pellets bangle


Connect rings of Pellet beads for a ruffled bracelet and
earrings reminiscent of the dresses worn in Spanish dance.
by Kerrie Slade

SPECIAL FEATURE
32 | Backstory
The politics of beads: World events have a noticeable influence
on the beads we use every day.
by Perry Bookstein

IN EVERY ISSUE
6 | From the Editor

53

11 | Bead Soup
Preview the latest two-hole beads, 12 new colors of Czech glass,
and this summers hottest findings, books, and storage solutions.
Plus, learn how to measure seed beads without a scale, and
discover new online projects just waiting for you to download!

19 | Your Work
22 | The Business of Beading
Brand(ing) awareness: Learn how to create and promote a brand
with examples from six professional jewelry artists.
by Leslie Rogalski

77 | Basics
A guide to techniques in this issue

90 | Artist Spotlight
Unconventional glass: Robert Jennik transforms glass
(and rawhide?!) into some unusual forms.
by Stacy Werkheiser
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Global inspiration

We love to get input from our readers, and according to our very informal and unscientic
surveys, Mother Nature is the top source of inspiration for beaders when designing a new
piece. But there are scores of other places beaders turn to when its time to create, such as
architecture, music, and other cultures. This last category is reected in four of the projects in
this issue: Lesha McPhearsons loomed Serape bracelet, p. 35, inspired by a Mexican textile;
Kerrie Slades Flamenco Pellets bracelet and earrings, p. 46, that take cues from the popular
Spanish dance; an Ethiopia-inspired pendant by Phyllis Dintenfass, p. 38; and Ruth Vickerys
Stacked St. Petersburg bracelet, p. 42, featuring Russian-style stitching. Beading has always
had deep global roots, and these pieces showcase our international interconnectedness.
We have lots more for you to enjoy as well! Besides all the other projects, be sure to read Becky
Guzmans tips and tricks for making leather and chain bracelets like the ones that have been
popular for the past couple of years, p. 53. In Bead Soup, p. 11, youll nd Jeanette Carmichaels
guide to weighing seed beads without a gram scale. On p. 22, Leslie Rogalski shares her
thoughts on the basics of good branding. And on p. 32, nd out what Perry Bookstein has
to say about how world events affect which beads you nd at your local bead shop.

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As weve been doing for several issues now, we have hidden a drawing of a bead strand
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well select a winner from all the correct replies to win a copy of Stylish Jewelry Your Way.
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Bead Soup
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B&Bs Guide to

Weighing seed
beads without
a scale
by Jeanette Carmichael

ost patterns for seed bead projects indicate bead


quantities in grams rather than specific numbers.
But not everyone has a gram scale, and without
one, it can be more than a little frustrating trying
to determine how many beads you have or need. Most of us
guesstimate by dividing a tube into parts, i.e., a 30-gram tube
divided in half is 15 grams. This works OK when a tube is full
and you know how many grams it started with. But it isnt
particularly successful if you are measuring small amounts of
leftover beads or beads on a hank or in a baggie.
Well, dont despair it is possible to get a quick and fairly
accurate idea of how many beads you have rolling around in
the bottom of those tubes. And you probably already own the
only tool youll need a set of kitchen measuring spoons.
Though not exact, this chart gives a useful approximation
of how many seed beads are in each of the following units
of measurement. It is a good way to determine if there are
enough beads left over in your stash for a new project;
its also helpful for groups in deciding how many tubes or
hanks of beads to buy when sharing supplies for a project.
So, next time you want to make a project but dont know if
you have enough of your favorite color seed bead to complete
it, reach for the measuring spoons, and get scooping.

GRAMS

18

teaspoon

1
6

teaspoon

1.2

1 teaspoon

teaspoon

1 teaspoon

4.5

teaspoon

1.5

1 teaspoon

150 seed bead

VOLUME
1 teaspoon

BEAD SIZE

110 cylinder bead

14

110 seed bead

14

80 seed bead

14

60 seed bead

14

teaspoon

1.5

1 teaspoon

3 mm bugle

teaspoon

1 teaspoon

6 mm bugle

14

teaspoon

1 teaspoon

4.5

teaspoon

1 teaspoon

4.5

9 mm bugle

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Bead Soup

Beading contest

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Beadazzled, an employee-owned bead


store in Virginia, is seeking entries in their
Analogous Color Theory Design Contest.
All entries must utilize analogous design
and be wearable. Prizes totaling $3,600
will be awarded in four categories. Visit
www.beadazzled.com for more info.
Deadline is September 12, 2014.

Bead-It-Forward 2015
For the past three
years, we at
Bead&Button have
been managing the
Bead-It-Forward
project, a volunteer
effort bringing
beaders together to raise
money for breast cancer research. Since
2012, we have collected and assembled
more than 3,700 squares of beadwork
from all over the world into bead quilts,
shadowboxes, and more, and auctioned
them off at the annual Bead&Button
Show. Bead-It-Forward has grown
beyond the resources of our magazine
staff, but it will continue under the capable
guidance of beader Amy Severino.
She has already established a website
dedicated to the cause on which she has
posted this giraffe pattern to reflect the
2015 theme, Animals: Wild about finding
a cure. Go to www.bead-it-forward.com
for more patterns, guidelines to
participate, and links to galleries of
squares from previous years.

TIPS

Toggle ring necklace


Do you have an assortment
of leftover toggle rings from
repairs or you just cant find the
matching toggle bar? Attach them to a piece
of chain with a link or jump ring, add some coordinating beads,
and you have a one-of-a-kind necklace!
Alison Jayne Layton, Newmarket, Ontario

Thread bobbin alternative


I use 58-in. (1.6 cm) diameter foam
weather insulation as a space-saving
and economical way to keep my thread
tangle free for unfinished projects. I cut
about a 2-in. (5 cm) length, which is
long enough to hide my needle, and I cut a slit in each
end. Then I slide my needle in the end, wrap the thread
around the insulation, and Im ready to go!
Connie Whittaker, Bead&Button

No more ooze
To prevent G-S Hypo Cement from oozing out of
the tube, keep it fluid longer, and eliminate the
need to repeatedly replace the cap while Im
working, I moisten a makeup sponge with
isopropyl alcohol and then insert the tip of the
glue tube. The sponge acts as a temporary
stopper until Im done with the glue for
the day. Plus, I can stick the cap in
as well so I wont lose it.
Linda Hartung,
www.alacarteclasps.com

New on the Bookshelf


Mastering Herringbone Stitch:
The Complete Guide

Vintage Jewellery Sourcebook

by Melinda Barta
If youre looking to expand your
knowledge of herringbone stitch, this
new book is a great place to start.
Chapters cover four different
herringbone techniques plus finishing
and beyond the basics. There are 28
projects, many of which include design
options for even more variety.

by Torie Jayne
This book makes a fantastic follow-up to
our Business of Beading series (p. 22).
Get expert advice on pricing, branding,
marketing, social media, and more while
hearing from a variety of artists who are
out there doing it. The opening chapter
is an especially nice touch crafts to
help you organize and beautify your
work space!

by Caroline Cox
Are you fascinated by vintage jewelry?
Then this book is a must-have resource.
Beautiful illustrations capture 100 years
of jewelry, including historical information,
styles, and designs. There is also a
section on sourcing and how to care for
vintage pieces. This is a great book full of
inspiration and the history of jewelry.

Interweave
ISBN: 978-1-59668-632-8
www.interweave.com

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How to Show & Sell Your Crafts

St. Martins Press


ISBN: 978-1-250-04472-3
www.stmartins.com

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Carlton Books
ISBN: 978-1-78097-428-6
www.carltonbooks.co.uk

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FINDINGS
Cool stuff for beaders

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Colorful chain and findings


Heres a fun way to bring extra color into your jewelry.
Neo chain and lobster claw clasps are available in two
sizes along with jump rings and ear wires. For a retailer
near you, email info@dazzle-it.com.

Charms
Charms are a great way to personalize
your jewelry. Scoop up these sweeties at
www.ninadesigns.com.

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Wooden
bracelet clasps
Looking for a
great new clasp
to go with all the
organic-style beads
out now? This multistrand wooden buckle
clasp might be just what
you need to give your bracelet a unique look.
Find it at www.beadaholique.com.

Enjoy 12 new Pastella


Czech glass bead colors
in three different sizes
theres a palette for every
season! Find them at
www.beadaholique.com.

New two-hole beads


Two-hole beads are still all the rage!
Newly available is the Chexx bead,
a 6 x 6 x 3 mm square with two
holes in the center, which will be
available in 25 colors. Browse the
collection at www.agrainofsand.com
or www.beadfx.com.
Also new are two-hole diamonds,
called Silky beads. These measure
6 x 6 mm and have two diagonal
holes going through the corners.
They also have a bump on one side
that give the beads a little more
texture and pattern. Find these
at www.ariadesignstudio.com.

New Swarovski components


The Mini line has been expanded to include the
rhombus, rectangle, and drop (a). Also, try the
new sew-on bow tie stone and rivoli crystal button
(b). Ask for them at your local bead shop.

On-the-go jewelry
storage
Keep your necklaces,
bracelets, earrings,
and rings protected
and organized in these
cute, sturdy boxes that
are great for traveling
or easy storage at
home. Find these and
other styles at www.
lorileighdesigns.com.

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Bead blend
design challenge
Challenge supplies: Designer bead blends in Metropolis,
In the Red, and Blueberry Pie colorways; crystal and pearl mix
in blue and silver; silver spacer beads; WireLuxe; ribbon crimp ends;
clasp; jump rings; ear wires; Fireline; and ZambaPro beading wire.
Kits provided by ArtBeads.com.

Deborah
Glasser
(B&B reader)
The colors in this kit spoke to
me of the Pacific Northwest,
so I created Coho
a salmon on its journey
upstream. I added some
seed beads in colors to
match the kit for texture, and
a small fish on the magnet
clasp finished off my bag.

Julia

Jane

Carol Kohler

Connie

I made a layered bracelet for


this challenge, starting with a
loomwork base made of 80s
from the Metropolis blend,
a strip of WireLuxe, and
another loomwork strip, this
one made of 110 Delicas
from the In the Red blend.
I attached a ribbon crimp
and clasp to each end.
A few pearls helped disguise
a slight fit issue between
the layers.

Ive been knee-deep in


shibori silk as you will find
on p. 48, so I decided to
use it in my challenge project.
I secured one end of the silk
to the WireLuxe with a ribbon
end, and embellished my
way to the other end using
beads from the kit as well
as a few from my bead soup
jar. Then I attached the
other ribbon end and finished
it with the blue crystalenhanced clasp.

(B&B reader)
I was inspired by the blue
seed bead mix in the kit.
I thought the WireLuxe
would make a great base
for attaching beadwork,
so I started off with a rightangle weave base inspired
by a Kelly Wiese pattern
and embellished the top
with crystals. I added a
couple of two-hole sliders
that match the crystals for
a little extra pizzazz.

I used the blue and silver


seed beads from the kit
and added Rulla beads to
embellish the top of the
WireLuxe. I finished off my
bracelet with the beautiful
blue clasp from the kit.

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SuperDuos p.14

SuperDuo subtlety
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ON TREND
Weave
leather and
chain for a
fashionable
bracelet p.7

Waltzing waves cuff


by Michelle Heim

Leather-and-chain
chevron bracelet by
Michelle and Melissa
Leduc

Tessellating fish bracelet


by Beth Maddocks

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The Reef
I was inspired to create my collar as a tribute to the Great
Barrier Reef. I wanted to challenge myself with this piece
and also help create an awareness of the threats facing
this natural wonder. I was honored to be
awarded both a first prize and standard of
excellence award for The Reef at the 2013
Royal Sydney Show.
Rosemary Holland, Sydney, Australia
www.rosemarybjewellery.blogspot.com
roseholland@fastmail.fm

Aztec Queen
I made this striking necklace
with 4 mm cube beads, pearls, and
crystals. The center focal is a reproduction vintage oval button, and the clasp
is a beaded loop with coordinating
button. I used herringbone stitch and
fringe to create this piece, which makes
a big visual impact and offers
delightful flexibility.
Susan Schwartzenberger, Ypsilanti, MI
www.stonycreekbead.blogspot.com
www.stonycreekbead.etsy.com

Leaf Motif with a Twist


I was inspired to make this set by Julia Gerlachs Leaf
motif bracelet in the August 2013 B&B Extra. I enjoyed
making the St. Petersburg chain leaves and even
created a centerpiece for my bracelet using the
technique. I adapted Julias joined leaves to
make single leaves for the necklace.
Laura Herring, Cheboygan, MI
laura_beaden@yahoo.com

Your Work submissions:


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 piece, and all your contact information
to editor@beadandbutton.com. If your piece
is selected for publication, we will ask you to
send it to us to be photographed.

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Chic & Easy

Herringbone Stitch

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Herringbone
bezel
pendant

Difficulty rating

Materials
pendant 114 in. (3.2 cm)
22 mm focal bead by
Marsha Hedrick
(www.amazingporcelain.com)
15 4 mm magatama beads
(Miyuki 401, opaque black)
2 g 80 seed beads (Miyuki
401, black)
1 g 110 Japanese seed
beads (F403, opaque bone
matte; www.whimbeads.com)
1 g 150 seed beads (Miyuki
408, opaque red)
2 6 mm jump rings
necklace cord or chain
WildFire beading thread
beading needles, #10
2 pairs of chainnose, flatnose,
and/or bentnose pliers

Stitch this quick frame for a


favorite focal bead or cabochon
using an easy flat herringbone
technique.
by Jane Danley Cruz

stepbystep
[1] On 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread
and leaving a 6-in. (15 cm)
tail, work in ladder stitch
to make a four-bead ladder
(Basics, p. 77) using an 110
seed bead, an 80 seed bead,
an 80, and an 110. Zigzag
back through the beads to
stabilize the ladder (figure 1).
[2] Pick up an 110 and an 80,
and sew down through the
next 80 in the previous row
and up through the following
80 (figure 2, ab). Pick up an
80 and an 110, and sew down
through the last 110 in the
previous row (bc). To turn:
Pick up an 110, and sew up
through the previous 110
picked up in this step (cd)
to be in position for the
next row.
[3] Work as in step 2 until
you have a strip long enough
to wrap snugly around your
focal bead, ending with an
even number of rows. Our
strip is 30 rows long.
[4] To form the strip into a
ring: Make sure the strip is
not twisted. Bring the ends
together, and sew through
the corresponding 110 in the

first row at the other end of


the strip. Continue as shown
in figure 3, ab.
[5] Add a turn bead: Pick up
an 110, and sew through the
nearest 110 in the first row
(bc). Sew through the beadwork to exit a turn bead.
[6] Pick up an 110, and sew
through the next two turn
beads along this edge of the
bezel. Repeat this stitch to
complete the round. Retrace
the thread path using a
firm tension, and then sew
through the beadwork to exit
a turn bead along the other
edge of the bezel.
[7] Place the focal bead into
the bezel so the back of the
focal is against the beadwork. Pick up an 110, and
sew through the next turn
bead along this edge. Repeat
this stitch to complete the
round. Retrace the thread
path through the beads
added in this step, and then
sew through the beadwork
to exit any 80 in the bezel.
[8] Pick up a 4 mm magatama, and sew through the 80
in the next row in the opposite
column. Pick up a 150 seed
bead, an 110, and a 150, and

80 seed bead
110 seed bead

Jane Danley
Cruz is an
associate editor
at Bead&Button.
Contact her at jcruz@
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FIGURE 1

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a

b
c

FIGURE 2

sew through the 80 in the next


row in the opposite column.
Repeat these two stitches to
complete the round. Sew
through the beadwork to exit
an 80 behind a magatama.
[9] Pick up five 150s, and
sew through the 80 in the
same direction. Retrace the
thread path through the loop
several times, and then sew
through the next three 80s.
Create another five-bead
loop, and end the working
thread and tail (Basics).

FIGURE 3

[10] Open a 6 mm jump


ring (Basics), and attach a
five-bead loop. Repeat for
the other five-bead loop.
[11] String a necklace
cord or chain through the
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The Business of Beading

Creating a Brand

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Brand(ing)
awareness

What you know about


branding will determine
what your customers know
about you and your jewelry.

by Leslie Rogalski

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f you answered no or cat to any of


the above, its time for a brand
new you. Good branding is essential
for running a business; without it,
no one will remember who you are,
what you sell, or where to find you.

What is good branding?


Lets look at some traits that are critical
to branding. After that, well study
real-life examples that bring these
lists to life.
Good branding is essential for many
elements of your jewelry business:
Business cards and postcards
Letterhead, invoices, and receipts
Packaging (jewelry boxes, bags,
and kits)
Online shop and social media
banners (think Facebook)
Booth signage and displays

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Good branding communicates


a number of things about you and
your business:
Your personal and professional style
Your expertise
The products or services you offer
Where to find your business and
how to contact you
A strong brand reminds people that
youre out there with something they
may want. If nothing else your brand
says, Here I am!
There are a number of key factors in
creating a successful family of branded
products. Good branding becomes outstanding branding when you have:
Consistency and repetition Choose
a logo, typeface, palette, and overall
style and use it on everything regardless
of product or scale.
Professional flair If you are not a
graphic designer, hire one. Have a con-

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tract that states that this is work for hire.


Otherwise the designer will own that
design, not you. To copyright the design
as yours, go to www.copyright.gov/forms.
A showcase Showing images of
your work is instant advertising. Typefaces and graphics can also reflect your
work or integrate elements of your art.
Information Text should tell who
you are, what you do, and how to contact you. Your online shop, email, blog,
and phone number should appear on
everything.

What does good branding


look like?
On the following page, lets see how
a few artists are successful in their
branding. They use branding to say
a lot about who they are and what they
create. They consider all the factors
we listed above, and they know how
to take every opportunity to brand
and promote their work.

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Carol Dean Sharpe of Sand Fibers
(www.sandfibers.etsy.com) uses a specific
typeface, which mirrors the painterly beadwork
designs for which she is best known. She has
business cards with four different images, but
the cards are consistent in design.

Lori Greenbergs branding instantly reveals her signature glass


stringer art (www.lorigreenberg.com). Her promo material reflects
her color and playful style as well as the texture of her designs.

Glass artist
and graphic
designer
Marjorie Windman
Oxman (www.
studiomarjo.com)
noticed that she
had two Os in her
name, which she
used to incorporate
photos of her
beads into her logo. She says, I used a simple
typeface and design that worked well in both
large and small sizes. I use a lot of turquoise
and greens in my work, so I chose that palette
for my branding and package design.

Kellie DeFries (www.crystalninja.com) is not only


recognized as THE expert in flat-back Swarovski
crystal application, but shes also known for
her colorful hair and personality. Her brand is
Crystal Ninja, and her branding includes a caricature of herself holding the tool of her craft,
a crystal katana.

Another champ at consistency and repetition is Jillian Tonge of


Jillery Designs (www.jillerydesigns.com). You cant miss her booth
or shoppers carrying her bags. She shares, The zebra print stands
out, and people recognize my booth because of it. I have added
coordinating items to complete the experience, including matching
bags, mints, and display items. She ties in the same motif in her
website design.

For my educational and kit company, my brand


revolves around my blogger name, Sleepless Beader.
The logo, designed by graphic designer Mike
Rogalski, reflects the lunar phases, which also look
like beads on a thread. Note that I use a trademark
() to protect my brand so no one else
can call their product by my name or
use my graphics. Learn more about
obtaining and using a trademark at
www.uspto.gov/trademarks.

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.

Come the October issue, well talk


about how to use social media to promote your business. In the meantime, get to work solidifying your
brand so youre ready to put your best face forward. w

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Clearly Crystals

Peyote Stitch / Netting

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Rivoli
rendezvous

Crystal rivolis shine when


surrounded by SuperDuos
and bicones in these earrings
and coordinating pendant.

designed by Svetlana Chernitsky

stepbystep
Earrings
Bezel front

[1] Attach a stop bead


(Basics, p. 77) at the center
of 2 yd. (1.8 m) of thread.
With one end of the thread,
pick up 36 110 cylinder
beads, and sew through the
first six beads again to form
a ring (figure 1, ab). These
beads will shift to form
rounds 1 and 2 as the next
round is added.
[2] Work rounds of tubular
peyote stitch (Basics) as
follows:
Round 3: Work a round using
cylinders, and step up (bc).
Rounds 4 and 5: Work both
rounds using 150 seed beads
and a tight tension so the
beadwork cups, stepping up
at the end of each round
(figure 2).
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other end of the thread. Place


the rivoli face down into the
beadwork so the front of the
rivoli is against the 150s.

Round 6: Pick up a 150, and


sew through the next 150 in
round 5, the following 150
in round 4, and the next
150 in round 5. Repeat this
stitch to complete the round
(figure 3). Tie a couple of
half-hitch knots (Basics),
but do not end the thread.
[3] Remove the stop bead,
and thread a needle on the

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Bezel back

Work in rounds as follows:


Rounds 1 and 2: Work both
rounds in peyote stitch using
150s and a firm tension so
the beadwork cups around

the back of the rivoli.


Round 3: Pick up five 150s,

skip the next two up-beads in


the previous round, and sew
through the following up-bead
(figure 4, ab). Repeat this
stitch to complete the round,
and step up through the first
three beads picked up in this
round (bc).
Round 4: Pick up three 150s,

a
b
c

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e

FIGURE 3

FIGURE 4

c
b
a

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

FIGURE 5

11 x 5.5 mm crystal drop

FIGURE 6

Repeat this stitch to complete


the round, and step up (de).
Sew through the six beads
picked up in this round, and
end the thread (Basics).

4 mm bicone crystal
2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo bead
110 cylinder bead
110 seed bead
150 seed bead

and sew through the center


bead in the next five-bead set.
Repeat this stitch to complete
the round, and step up
through the first two beads
picked up in this round (cd).
Round 5: Pick up a 150, and
sew through the center bead
in the next three-bead set.

Embellishments

[1] With the remaining


thread, sew through the
beadwork to exit a cylinder
in round 2 of Bezel front
(figure 5, point a). Pick up a
2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo bead,
a 150, and a SuperDuo, and
sew through the next cylinder
in the same round (ab). Pick
up an 110 seed bead, and sew
through the next cylinder in
the round (bc). Repeat these
two stitches to complete the
round. Continue through
the next SuperDuo, 150, and

SuperDuo set, and then sew


through the available hole
of the SuperDuo your thread
is exiting (cd).
[2] Pick up a 150, a 4 mm
bicone crystal, and a 150,
and sew through the available hole of the next two
SuperDuos. Repeat this stitch
to complete the round. Continue through the first 150,
4 mm, and 150 picked up
in this round (figure 6).
[3] Pick up three 150s, and
sew through the next 150
and 4 mm. Pick up a 4 mm,
a 150, an 11 x 5.5 mm crystal
drop, a 150, and a 4 mm.
Skip the next 150 and two
SuperDuos, and sew through
the following 150 with the
needle pointing back toward

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pendant (p. 26)


1 14 mm rivoli (Preciosa,
Bermuda blue;
www.fusionbeads.com)
1 11 x 5.5 mm crystal drop
(Swarovski, lavender-chrysolite
blend; www.fusionbeads.com)
11 4 mm bicone crystals
(Swarovski, crystal silver night)
2 g 2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo
beads (pastel petrol/teal;
www.ariadesignstudio.com)
1 g 110 cylinder beads
(Miyuki DB0111, transparent
blue gray rainbow gold luster)
1 g 110 seed beads (Miyuki
1457, dyed emerald silverlined dark sapphire)
1 g 150 Japanese seed beads
(399H, amethyst/dark lined;
www.beyondbeadery.com)
12 mm hammered ring
(TierraCast, gunmetal)
36-in. (.9 m) dyed silk ribbon

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g a
c
b

FIGURE 7

the start of this stitch. Continue through


the two SuperDuos you just skipped
and the adjacent 150 (figure 7, ab).
Sew through the beads picked up in
this step, skip the next 150, and sew
through the following 4 mm and 150
along the outer edge (bc).
[4] Pick up three 150s, and sew
through the next 150, 4 mm, and
150. Repeat this stitch two times.
Pick up three 150s, and sew through
the following 150 and 4 mm opposite
the drop (cd).
[5] Pick up three 150s, an earring
finding, and three 150s, and sew
through the 4 mm again in the same
direction (de). Retrace the thread
path through the loop, and exit the
150 after the 4 mm (ef).
[6] Work three more three-bead
stitches (fg), and end the thread.
[7] Make a second earring.

Pendant
[1] Work as you would to make an
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ments, pick up 11 150s and a 12 mm


hammered ring, and sew back through
the 4 mm your thread exited at the start
of this step in the opposite direction.
Repeat this stitch to create a second
11-bead loop around the hammered
ring. Retrace the thread path through
both loops, and exit the 4 mm.
Continue working three-bead stitches
to complete the embellishment.
[2] Fold a 36-in. (.9 m) silk ribbon
in half. String the fold through the
hammered ring to form a loop, and
then string the ends of the ribbon
through the loop. Pull the ends to
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Svetlana Chernitsky
has been beading for
eight years and loves
working with two-hole
beads. Email her at lirigal@
gmail.com, or visit www.lirigal.com
and www.etsy.com/shop/lirigal.

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Quick Stitch

Right-Angle Weave

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Funky
skunk

Work up a unique bracelet thats fun to wear


using two colors of daggers and seed beads.

designed by Virginia Blakelock

stepbystep
Base
[1] On a comfortable length of KO
thread, pick up two 110 seed beads, an
80 seed bead, two 110s, and an 80. Tie
the beads into a ring with a square knot
(Basics, p. 77), leaving a 6-in. (15 cm)
tail. Sew through the beads once more,
exiting an 80 (figure 1, ab).
[2] Working in modified right-angle
weave (Basics), pick up two 110s, an 80,
and two 110s, and sew through the 80
your thread exited at the start of this
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step. Continue through the next two


110s and 80 (bc).
[3] Work as in step 2, but continue
through only the next two 110s (cd).
This completes the first row of the base.
[4] Pick up an 80, two 110s, and an 80,
and sew through the two 110s your
thread exited at the start of this step
(figure 2, ab). Continue through the
beads just added (bc) and the next
two 110s along the edge of the previous
row (cd).
[5] Pick up an 80 and two 110s. Sew
through the 80 from the previous stitch,

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the next two 110s along the edge of the


previous row, and the 80 added in this
step (de).
[6] Pick up two 110s and an 80, and
sew through the next two 110s along
the edge of the previous row, the 80
from the previous stitch, and the two
110s added in this step (ef). Flip the
beadwork so your thread is exiting on
the right side of the base. This completes
the second row of the base.
[7] Repeat steps 46 for the desired
length bracelet minus in. (6 mm) for
the clasp. End and add thread (Basics)

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Materials
a

d c

c
d

e
f

FIGURE 1

FIGURE 2

b
c
a

FIGURE 3

FIGURE 4

3 x 11 mm dagger, color A
3 x 11 mm dagger, color B
80 seed bead

b
c

110 seed bead


a

as needed, tying your half-hitch knots


between the two 110s in the center
right-angle weave stitches. When you
complete the base, sew back through
the beadwork at least three rows, and
end the working thread and tail in the
same manner.

Daggers
[1] Lay the base vertically on your
work surface so that row 1 is closest
to you. On 2 yd. (1.8 m) of Power
Pro thread, attach a stop bead (Basics),
leaving a 10-in. (25 cm) tail.
[2] Sew through the edge 80 on the left
side of the base in the second row, with
your needle pointing toward row 1
(figure 3, point a). Pick up eight color A
11 x 3 mm daggers, and sew through
the third 80 from the left side in the first
row (ab). Continue through the adja-

black/white bracelet 6 in. (16.5 cm)


11 x 3 mm daggers in 2 colors:
165 A (D.P.5.999.10, opaque black),
160 B (D.P.5.012.11, opaque white
iridescent)
5 g 80 seed beads (2.08.270.90,
amber lined with dark brick red)
3 g 110 seed beads (2.11.270.90,
amber lined with dark brick red)
2-strand tube clasp (silver)
KO thread, size B (dark purple)
Power Pro 20 lb. test (moss)
beading needles, #11 milliners
green bracelet colors:
11 x 3 mm daggers in 2 colors:
A (D.P.5.523.03, olive transparent matte),
B (D.P.5.968.06, light gray transparent
matte iridescent)
80 seed beads (2.08.826.06,
tan matte iridescent)
110 seed beads (2.11.826.06,
tan matte iridescent)
2-strand tube clasp (antique bronze)
KO thread, size B (olive)
Power Pro 20 lb. test (moss)
orange bracelet colors:
11 x 3 mm daggers in 2 colors:
A (D.P.5.210/012.50, red/white marbled
opaque), B (D.P.5.198.03, cranberry
transparent matte)
80 seed beads (2.08.490.90, light burnt
orange lined with white)
110 seed beads (2.11.493.90, light olive
lined with burnt orange)
2-strand tube clasp (antique bronze)
WildFire (black)

FIGURE 5

cent two center 110s in the stitch (bc).


[3] Pick up eight color B 11 x 3 mm
daggers, and sew through the edge 80
on the right side of the base in the third
row (figure 4, ab). Continue through
the next two 110s and the following 80
in the same row (bc).
[4] Pick up eight As, and sew through
the edge 80 on the left side of the base in
the fourth row (figure 5, ab). Continue
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All supplies for the project, including kits,


are available at Beadcats at (503) 625-2323
or by emailing funkyskunk@beadcats.com.

www To print all materials for the


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

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EDITORS NOTES:
As you add each loop of daggers, it may be helpful to hold up the bracelet
before tightening the loop so the daggers lie in the correct position. This
way you can also make sure that the thread is not caught around previously
added daggers. Then slowly snug up the loop of daggers.
When adding the clasp, you may find it easier to flip the base and work
from the back. Just flip it back to the front after step 4.
You can substitute WildFire for the KO and Power Pro threads. Connie

h
f

FIGURE 6

following 80 in the same row (bc).


[5] Repeat steps 3 and 4 for the remainder of the base, sewing through every
other edge bead for each color of dagger
added. Notice that the As are added in
a clockwise direction on the left side of
the base and the Bs are added in a counterclockwise direction on the right side
of the base. For the last repeat, sew
through an 80 only. Depending on the
length of your base, your last row of
daggers could end with As or Bs. End
and add thread as needed, making sure
to tie your half-hitch knots only in the
center 110s as before.

FIGURE 7

[3] Sew through the remaining loop

Clasp
[1] With the working thread exiting
an end edge 80, sew through one loop
of the clasp, and sew back through the
same 80 your thread is exiting (figure 6,
ab). Continue through the next two
110s and 80 (bc).
[2] Sew through the same loop of the
clasp, and continue back through the
same 80 your thread is exiting (cd). Sew
through the next two 110s and 80 (de).
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of the clasp, and continue back through


the 80 your thread is exiting (ef). Sew
through the next two 110s and 80 (fg).
[4] Sew through the same loop of the
clasp, and continue through the next
two 110s on the end of the base (gh).
[5] Depending on which color dagger
you added last, pick up five daggers
of the other color, and sew through
the second end 110 from the other edge
as shown (figure 7, ab). Sew through
the nearest loop of the clasp (bc), and
retrace the thread path of the clasp
connection. End the working thread.
[6] Remove the stop bead from the tail,
and repeat steps 14 for this end of the
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Virginia Blakelock is a
pioneer in modern beadwork and is part-owner of
the online store Beadcats.
Her book, Those Bad, Bad Beads,
inspired many to take up beading.
Visit www.beadcats.com, or contact
her at funkyskunk@beadcats.com.

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BACKSTORY

The politics of beads


Wars, recessions, and even terrorism take their toll
on bead manufacturing, resulting in a mosaic of
stories you never knew your beads were telling.
by Perry Bookstein
he morning commute: up at 5:30, coffee, and then the
25-mile trek on the Long Island Expressway. My dad,
as always, does the driving. Parking on 37th Street,
Dad is jonesing for his second cup but alert to his
surroundings.
37th Street falls between Fifth and Sixth Avenues in
Manhattan and is an extension of the Garment District, which
is comprised of accessory companies in the fashion and jewelry
arena. Here, big-name businesses and niche supply companies
form a cohesive neighborhood. My dads commentary
who is in to work early, who has closed, and who has just
joined our beloved street is a daily routine.
From the mid 80s until 2000, the Bead Street (as some of
us call it) was our backyard. Then 9/11 was upon us, and the
familiar landscape was re-sculpted forever.
It wouldnt be the first time or the last. World events have
a way of making their imprint on our trade. Theres no way to
start at the very beginning of the bead story, so Ill start at the
beginning of mine instead.

Wartime relationships
Our company was formed in 1924 by my grandfather Sol
Bookstein and Boris Weisman. They had worked as clerks
out of high school in bead companies prior to the Depression
and realized they could start their own business. Hidden in skyscrapers among a few city blocks were Czech beads, Swarovski
crystals, findings, and much more. For those in the know, it was
a plentiful treasure chest.
Jobbing was a popular practice in the industry procuring an item from another bead dealer and reselling it for a
profit. What used to be called jobbing is now called outsourcing, but for Boris and Sol it was a legitimate hustle and how
they paid for their first business trip to Czechoslovakia.
Establishing ties in Czechoslovakia prior to World War II led
to an exclusive arrangement for our company and a handful of
others. There was a quota of beads that the Czech government
would allow to be exported to North America, and we each
got our share. This arrangement made basic commodities
like black fire-polished beads and rocailles very desirable.

New shapes for a new era


Have you ever asked, Where have all these
new bead shapes come from? Well, you
are seeing an industry that is moving faster.
There used to be talk that the industry
had eight-year cycles of innovation. Those
cycles are a thing of the past. What used
to take eight years to a decade can now
be accomplished in four years, especially
thanks to new technologies that help
us spread the word about our creations.
Furthermore, tastes are more varied than
ever, and different parts of the world
react differently to every product. Most
importantly, there is something for everyone. So is it such a bad thing to play with
new shapes when basic crystals, pearls,
and seed beads have been around for centuries? Nah. Variety is the spice of life, I say.

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It was important to the Czechs that the lines of communication remain open with American importers, as a new age of
commerce was expected after World War II. Duties for beads
were almost 40 percent, but pricing was fixed to compete with
other third-world bead-producing
nations. For instance, the Czech sales
practice was to make their whole
assortment of merchandise available
at affordable prices. They would
take a loss on a product, such as an
antique rose seed bead manufactured
with gold dust in the glass, so that
the pricing for the entire range of
colors remained attractive.
Naturally, such a political environment created a pricing model that
couldnt be sustained, and those
antique rose seed beads are now
a vintage item.

Countries competing
In the 90s, global forces stopped the
production of another bead the Czechs were once known for.
At the time, Preciosa was primarily a machine-cut crystal
company, but they were also the makers of crow beads. A crow
bead is a sintered bead in which the glass has been melted twice.
The first process grinds the glass into powdered form. Then the
powder is heated again so that the glass melts into the mold in
a process much like baking (not pressing). This allows for the
3 mm hole that makes the bead so popular. A crow bead is
the most basic of bead shapes, mimicking a plastic pony bead.
But despite its commonplace appearance, double melting the
bead takes a lot of energy and specialized machinery.
In the last 20 years, the shape has been duplicated in Greece,
China, and India, and although these beads are not as uniform
and lack the range of colors of the crow bead, production prices
are less. The Czech crow bead was discontinued, not for lack
of demand but because of an unequal trade-off in energy and
manpower versus the profits that could be generated.

International anxiety
Perhaps youve noticed all the new shapes of Czech glass beads,
like the ones at left. After the Berlin Wall fell and original
factory ownership returned to the families of bead makers in
the Czech Republic, opportunities to resurrect and innovate
Czech glass began to flourish. Naturally, I wanted to be a part
of that movement, but I needed to do more research. In order to
imagine beads of the future, I had to explore beads of the past.
The first thing I noticed was that there had been plenty of
bead sample cards circulated after World War I, yet the companies that distributed these cards were no longer in business.
Why? Supply and demand cannot counteract the fear of a
depression, such as existed after the Great War. Beads got held
up in warehouses, fashion ground to a halt, and money stopped
changing hands. This is where true vintage beads come to life.
When political, social, or economic unrest has an effect on the
manufacturing process, the resulting output is distinguished.

Left: Czech crow beads are vintage now due to other


countries producing similar shapes at a lower price.
Above: A bead sample card from the first part of the
20th century. Jablonex continued producing after
World Wars I and II, but many manufacturers did not.

The toll of tragedy and technology


Which brings us back to 37th Street and Dads early-morning
reminisces. As I said before, 9/11 changed the look of the
Garment District of New York City. Long-time building owners
and some business owners were taxed to cover the citys losses
while foreign-based bead businesses established themselves in
prime midtown locations.
And then there was the Internet revolution, which created
a tsunami of changes to the bead infrastructure of the city.
Importers have closed or migrated from Manhattan, moving
into warehouses or distribution centers in more economically
viable areas. If it is no longer the Internet age, then it is the
distribution age, where the Amazon.com business model
reigns supreme. And so another facet of the bead business
becomes vintage.
Fashion and style will always set the market trends, and
manufacturing will be geared toward them. But global events
may up-end the best-laid plans or set the market moving in
another direction entirely. Beads are a lot like fossils; we are
able to track our history with these delicate baubles. Their presence, their absence, their transformation, the way theyre sold
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Perry Bookstein is a third-generation owner


of York Novelty Imports, Inc., an importer
and wholesaler of Czech beads in Manhattan.
The company turns 90 this year! Learn more
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Bracelet loomed by Georgia Grisolia.

Serape
LOOMWORK

bracelet

designed by Lesha McPhearson

Inspired by the traditional


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

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stepbystep

[1] Prepare the loom with 40 warp


threads according to the manufacturers
instructions, or watch our how-to video
go online to www.BeadAndButton.
com/videos, and search loomwork.
[2] Tie a comfortable length of thread
to the far-left warp thread, leaving a
6-in. (15 cm) tail. Tie the thread near
the top of the loom if you wish to work
the pattern from top to bottom, or tie
the thread near the bottom of the loom
to work from bottom to top. Thread the
loomwork needle on this thread.
Note: The pattern makes an 814-in.
(21 cm) bracelet. To adjust the length,
consider these options:
Stitch more or fewer rows. Four rows
equals about in. (6 mm) of finished
beadwork. Make sure you add or omit
the same number of rows at each end
to keep the pattern symmetrical. If you
are making the bracelet shorter, this
may mean starting a few rows in from
one end.
Instead of adding or omitting rows
at the ends, make one or more of the
stripes thicker or thinner.
To shorten the bracelet without omitting rows, overlap the ends and use
snaps or hook-and-eye closures instead
of a slide clasp.

[3] Reading the pattern from left


to right, pick up the appropriate 110
cylinder beads for the first row (as
determined by your choice in step 2).
Sew behind the warp threads (figure 1),
use your finger to push the beads up
between the warp threads (figure 2), and
sew back through the beads over the
top of the warp threads (figure 3).
[4] Work as in step 3 for the entire
pattern. Using the #12 beading needle,
end your thread when it gets short
(Basics, p. 77), and then add a new
thread as in step 2, tying it on where
your next row will begin.
[5] When you complete the pattern, cut
the beadwork from the loom, leaving
the warp threads long enough to tie off.
Using the #12 beading needle, end the
working thread and tails, and do the
same for each warp thread.
[6] Add 10 in. (25 cm) of thread
(Basics) at one end of the beadwork.
Center half of the clasp on this end,
so that the loops are hidden behind
the beadwork. Stitch each loop to its
neighboring beads, retracing the thread
path of each connection. End the thread.
Repeat this step for the other end of
the beadwork. w
www To print all materials for the
projects in this issue, go online to
www.BeadAndButton.com/resources,
choose this issue, and click the
Materials List downloadable file.

110 cylinder beads

knot

color A
color B
color C
color D
FIGURE 1

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FIGURE 2

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Materials
bracelet 8 in. (21 cm)
110 Miyuki Delica cylinder beads
9 g color A (DB0116, wine gold luster)
4 g color B (DB0166, turquoise green
opaque AB)
8 g color C (DB0272, goldenrod-lined
topaz AB)
4 g color D (DB0273, forest green-lined
topaz AB)
5-loop slide clasp
beading thread
beading needles, #12
loomwork needle, or extra-long beading
needle, #10 or #11
bead loom

Lesha McPhearson was


a teacher in the 70s and
80s, a legal assistant in
the 90s, and a professional driver in the 2000s until her
artistic urges took over. She has
always been intrigued by ethnic,
geometric, and abstract designs as
well as tessellations and repeating
patterns. Contact her at beadholden@
msn.com, or visit www.artfire.com/
ext/shop/studio/beadholdendesigns.

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PEYOTE STITCH / LADDER STITCH

Double

diamond
delights

designed by Phyllis Dintenfass

This design was inspired by the


Coptic crosses that Phyllis first
encountered during her travels
in Ethiopia. The Coptic cross is a
widely used symbol in the Coptic,
Ethiopian, and Eretrian churches.

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Materials

stepbystep
Small diamond
[1] On 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread, pick up
a repeating pattern of three color A 110
seed beads and nine color B 110 cylinder
beads four times. Sew through the first
three As to form a ring, leaving a 6-in.
(15 cm) tail. The Bs in the ring will shift
to form the first two rounds as round 3
is added. The As will form the corners.
[2] Work round 3 as follows: Working
in tubular peyote stitch (Basics, p. 77),
pick up a B, skip the next B, and sew
through the following B. Work four
more peyote stitches, and then sew
through the next two As without picking up any beads (photo a). Repeat these
stitches to complete the round, and
step up through the first B on the inside
of the ring.
[3] Rounds 46 are decrease rounds
worked on the inside of the ring.
Round 4: Work four peyote stitches
using Bs. Pick up an A, skip the next
three As, and sew through the following
B in the previous round. Pull tight so
the center A in round 1 pops out and
forms a corner (photo b). Repeat these
stitches to complete the round, and step

blue pendant 178 x 218 in. (4.8 x 5.4 cm)


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

d
up through the first B added in this
round. The beadwork should now
resemble a square.
Round 5: Work three peyote stitches
using Bs. Pick up an A, skip the A in the
previous round, and sew through the
following B, keeping a tight tension
(photo c). Repeat these stitches to complete the round, and step up through the
first B added in this round.
Round 6: Work two peyote stitches
using Bs. Pick up a B, an A, and a B,
skip the A in the previous round, and
sew through the following B (photo d).
Repeat these stitches to complete the
round, and step up through the first B
added in this round. The beads added
in the corners of this round will not
lie flat.
[4] The remaining rounds are increase
rounds.
Round 7: Work two peyote stitches using
Bs, and then sew through the following
A and B in the corner without picking up
any beads. For the next three sides, work
three peyote stitches using Bs, and then
sew through the following A and B in the
next corner without adding any beads.
Work one peyote stitch using a B to complete the first side, and step up.

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black/white pendant colors:


80 seed beads, color C (Miyuki 592,
antique ivory pearl Ceylon;
www.auntiesbeads.com)
100 cylinder beads, color D
(Miyuki DBM310, matte black;
www.beyondbeadery.com)
110 seed beads, color A (Miyuki
592, antique ivory pearl Ceylon;
www.auntiesbeads.com)
110 cylinder beads, color B (Miyuki
DB310, opaque matte black)
raspberry pendant colors:
80 seed beads, color C (Miyuki 452,
metallic dark blue iris)
100 cylinder beads, color D (Miyuki
DBM0012, raspberry metallic;
www.beyondbeadery.com)
110 seed beads, color A (Miyuki 460,
metallic dark raspberry)
110 cylinder beads, color B
(Miyuki DB254, bronze luster;
www.whimbeads.com)
pair of earrings
1 g 110 seed beads, color A (Toho
F451D, grey mist matte metallic;
www.beyondbeadery.com)
1 g 110 cylinder beads, color B (Miyuki
DBM0002, dark blue metallic iris)
pair of earring findings
Nymo D or Fireline 6 lb. test
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EDITORS NOTE:
When connecting the diamonds,
you can also start with 112 yd.
(1.4 m) of thread; then instead of
ending the thread at each corner, sew through the beadwork
to the next corner. Connie

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Round 8: Work two peyote stitches


using Bs, sewing through the existing
corner A of round 6 for the second
stitch. For each of the next three sides,
work four peyote stitches using Bs,
sewing through the corner A of round 6
for the fourth stitch. Work two peyote
stitches on the first side using Bs, and
step up. Sew through the next two Bs
to exit the last up-bead on this side.
Round 9: Pick up three As, sew through
the first B on the next side, and work
three peyote stitches using As. Repeat
these stitches to complete the round,
and end the working thread and tail
(Basics).

Large diamond
[1] On 4 ft. (1.2 m) of thread, pick up
a repeating pattern of three color C 80
seed beads and 15 color D 100 cylinder
beads four times. Sew through the first
three Cs, leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail.
[2] The rounds of the large diamond
are worked in the same manner as the
small diamond.
Round 3: Work eight peyote stitches
using Ds, sewing through the corner
Cs. Repeat these stitches to complete
the round, and step up.
Round 4: On the inside of the ring,
work seven peyote stitches using Ds,
and pick up a C at the corner. Repeat
these stitches to complete the round,
and step up.
Round 5: Work six peyote stitches using
Ds, and then pick up a C at the corner.
Repeat these stitches to complete the
round, and step up.
Round 6: Work five peyote stitches
using Ds, and then pick up a D, a C, and
a D in the corner. Repeat these stitches
to complete the round using a tight tension, and step up.

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Round 7: Work five peyote stitches


using Ds on the first side, and sew
through the next C and D in the
corner. For the remaining sides, work
six peyote stitches using Ds, and sew
through the C and D in the corners.
Work one more peyote stitch using
a D on the first side, and step up.
Round 8: Work five peyote stitches using
Ds, sewing through the corner C for the
last stitch. For the remaining sides, work
seven peyote stitches using Ds, sewing
through the corner C for the last stitch.
Work two more peyote stitches on the
first side using Ds, and step up.
Round 9: Work three peyote stitches
using Ds, and then work one stitch
using a C. Sew through the C in the
corner, and continue through the next
D. For the remaining sides, work one
peyote stitch using a C, four stitches
using Ds, and one stitch using a C. Sew
through the corner C, and continue
through the next D. To complete the
first side, work one peyote stitch using
a C and one stitch using a D, and step
up. End the working thread and tail.

Connecting the diamonds


The front of each diamond will curve
outward, and the back will be flat.
[1] With the back of the large diamond
facing up, add 14 in. (36 cm) of thread
(Basics) to the beadwork with the
needle exiting the C on the inside corner
(photo e).
[2] Pick up a B, and sew through the
C your thread exited at the start of this
step. Retrace the thread path twice, and
exit the B.
[3] Place the small diamond in the center of the large one with the back facing
up. Sew through the center A in a corner
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sew through the B again. Retrace the


thread path twice, and end the thread.
[4] Repeat steps 13 for the remaining
corners, but for the last corner add
1 yd. (.9 m) of thread, and do not end
the working thread.

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

the remainder of the ladder, and end the


thread. String the pendant as desired.

Earrings
[1] Work steps 14 of Small diamond, but do not end the working
thread.
[2] With the back side of the diamond
facing up, sew through the beadwork
to exit the nearest up-bead next to the
corner As. Pick up three Bs, three As,
four Bs, an A, the loop of an earring
finding, an A, and four Bs, and sew back
through the three As to form a loop. Pick
up three Bs, and sew through the nearest
up-bead on the other side of the corner
As (photo i). Retrace the thread path
twice, and end the thread.
[3] Make another earring. w

Phyllis Dintenfass finds


inspiration for her designs
wherever she goes. Read
her profile in the previous
issue of Bead&Button. Contact
her at phylart@new.rr.com, or visit
www.phylart.com.

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ST. PETERSBURG CHAIN /
RIGHT-ANGLE WEAVE

Stacked
St. Petersburg
bracelet

designed by Ruth Vickery

Inspired by the beauty of St.


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

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Difficulty
bracelet minus 12 in. (1.3 cm)
for the clasp. End and add
thread (Basics) as needed.

The following instructions


are for the black bracelet
design. To make the blue
bracelet, see Alternate
design on p. 44.

Second layer

[1] With the needle exiting

stepbystep
Double layer strips
First layer

[1] On a comfortable length


of thread, attach a stop bead
(Basics, p. 77), leaving a 6-in.
(15 cm) tail. Pick up a color B
110 seed bead and six color A
110 seed beads. Sew through
the third and fourth As in the
same direction so the fifth
and sixth As form a new column (figure 1, ab). Pick up
a B, and sew back through
the next three As in the first
column (bc).
[2] Pick up a B, and sew
through the two As in the
next column (cd).
[3] Pick up four As, sew
through the first and second
As just added in the same
direction, and snug them up to
the previous beads (figure 2,
ab). Pick up a B, and sew
back through the next three
As in the same column (bc).
[4] Pick up a B, and sew
through the two As in the
next column (cd).
[5] Repeat steps 3 and 4
for the desired length of the

the two As in the last column,


pick up two As and a B. Skip
the B, and sew back through
the next four As and the following B (figure 3, ab).
[2] Pick up six As, and sew
through the third and fourth
As in the same direction so
the fifth and sixth As form
a new column (bc).
[3] Pick up a B, and sew back
through the next three As in
the same column (figure 4,
ab). Continue through the
B and two As in the next
column (bc).
[4] Pick up four As, sew
through the first and second
As just added in the same
direction, and snug them up
to the previous beads.
[5] Repeat steps 3 and 4
for the remaining length of
the strip.
[6] To complete the last
column, pick up two As and
a B, skip the B, and sew back
through the next four As in
the same column. Remove
the stop bead, and end the
working thread and tail.
[7] Make another double
layer strip.

b
d

double strips
[1] Arrange the double layer

strips as shown in figure 5


so the two strips form a
point. Add 1 yd. (1.4 m)
of thread to the beadwork,
and exit the last inside edge
B of the top strip, leaving a
1-ft. (30 cm) tail.
[2] Working in modified
right-angle weave (Basics),
pick up a 150 seed bead, a B,
and a 150, and sew through
the corresponding B of the
other strip (figure 5, ab).
Pick up a 150, a B, and a 150,
and sew through the B your
thread exited at the start
of this step (bc). Continue
through the next six beads
of this stitch (cd).
[3] Pick up a 150, and sew
through the next B of the
top strip (de). Pick up a
150, a B, and a 150, and sew
through the corresponding B
of the bottom strip (ef). Pick
up a 150, and sew through
the next B (fg). Continue
through the next four beads
of this stitch (gh).
[4] Pick up a 150, and sew
through the next B of the
bottom strip (hi). Pick up
a 150, a B, and a 150, and
sew through the corresponding B of the top strip. Pick up
a 150, and sew through the

EDITORS NOTE:
Fireline 6 lb. test may
be used in place of KO
thread. Connie

Ruth Vickery

150 seed bead

started beading
more than 10
years ago and
recently began
designing her own beadwork. Her favorite stitch
is St. Petersburg chain, and
she loves vintage beads
and recycling jewelry.
Contact her at vickery.
ruth@gmail.com.

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FIGURE 3

e
h

blue bracelet colors:


110 seed beads
color A (Miyuki 2038,
matte opaque denim luster;
www.auntiesbeads.com)
color B (Miyuki 551, gilt light
lined opal; www.auntiesbeads.com)
150 seed beads (Miyuki
150, transparent sapphire;
www.auntiesbeads.com)
2 38-in. (1 cm) buttons

110 seed bead, color B

FIGURE 2

black bracelet 6 in.


(16.5 cm)
110 seed beads
8 g color A (Miyuki 401F,
black opaque matte;
www.bellomodo.com)
3 g color B (Miyuki 462,
gold metallic iris;
www.bellomodo.com)
2 g 150 seed beads (Miyuki
401, black opaque;
www.bellomodo.com)
1 -in. (1.3 cm) button
KO beading thread
beading needles, #11 or #12

110 seed bead, color A

b
d

FIGURE 1

Materials

d
b

i
f
b
c

FIGURE 4

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a

d
b
f

FIGURE 6

FIGURE 7

c
b

FIGURE 8

next B. Continue through the


next four beads of this stitch.
[5] Repeat steps 3 and 4 for
the remainder of the strips,
but do not end the working
thread.

Clasp
[1] With the 1-ft. (30 cm)
tail, sew through the end
150 and B of the right-angle
weave join. Pick up four 150s,
the shank of a button, and
four 150s, and sew through
the B your thread is exiting.
Retrace the thread path
through the button and the
first right-angle weave stitch,
and end the tail.
[2] With the working thread,
sew through the last column,
and exit the center B (figure 6,
point a). Pick up four As,
a B, four As, a B, and four
As, and sew through the corresponding B on the opposite
side (ab). Test the fit of the
button, and add or remove
beads if necessary. Retrace
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the thread path, and end the


thread.

Alternate design
[1] Work steps 15 of First
layer and step 1 of Second
layer to make two strips
1 in. (2.5 cm) longer than
the desired bracelet length.
End the working threads
and tails. Work steps 15 of
First layer and steps 16
of Second layer to make
a double layer strip 1 in.
(2.5 cm) longer than the
desired bracelet length. End
the working thread and tail.
Arrange the single strips
on each side of the double
strip so that the ends form
a diagonal.
[2] Add 1 yd. (1.4 m) of
thread to the single top strip,
and exit the last inside edge
B with the needle pointing
toward the other end (figure 7,
point a).
[3] Pick up a 150, a B, and a
150, and sew through the last

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inside edge B of the double


strip (ab).
[4] Pick up a 150, a B, and
a 150, and sew through the
next B of the single strip,
with the needle pointing
toward this end of the
beadwork (bc). Pick up
a 150, and sew through
the next five beads of this
stitch (cd).
[5] Pick up a 150, and sew
through the next B of the
single strip (de). Pick up a
150, a B, and a 150, and sew
through the corresponding B
of the double strip (ef). Pick
up a 150, and sew through
the next B. Continue through
the following four beads of
this stitch (fg).
[6] Pick up a 150, and sew
through the next B of the
double strip (gh). Pick up a
150, a B, and a 150, and sew
through the corresponding
B of the single strip (hi). Pick
up a 150, and sew through
the next B. Continue through

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the following four beads of


this stitch (ij).
[7] Pick up a 150, and sew
through the next B of the
single strip (jk).
[8] To begin the button hole
opening, pick up a 150, and
sew through the next A and
B of the single strip (figure 8,
ab). Repeat this stitch once
more (bc).
[9] Pick up a 150, a B, and
a 150, and sew through the
corresponding B of the double strip (cd).
[10] Pick up a 150, and sew
through the next A and B of
the double strip (de). Repeat
this stitch once more (ef).
[11] Pick up a 150, and sew
through the beadwork as
shown to exit the first 150
picked up in step 9 (fg).
[12] Repeat steps 5 and
6 for the remainder of
the strips.
[13] Pick up a 150, and sew
through the end B of the
double strip (figure 9, ab).
Sew through the beadwork
to exit the B your thread
exited at the start of this
step (bc).
[14] Pick up four 150s,
the shank of a button, and
four 150s, and sew through
the B your thread exited at
the start of this step (cd).
Retrace the thread path
through the button and the
last right-angle weave stitch.
End the thread.
[15] Work as in steps 214
to attach the bottom single
strip to the other side of the
double strip, creating a second
button hole opening at one
end and attaching a second
button to the other end. w

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Flamenco
Pellets
bangle

stepbystep

designed by Kerrie Slade

Stitch an easy bracelet and


earrings reminiscent of a flamenco dancers dress using
linked rings of Pellet beads
and contrasting seed beads.

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First Pellet ring


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

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following Pellet. Repeat this
stitch to complete the round,
and step up through the first
five 110s picked up in this
round (figure 2). The new
110s will loop around the
outside edge of the unembellished Pellets.
[4] Working in the same
direction, pick up an 110, and
sew through the next three
110s picked up in step 2
(figure 3, ab). Pick up an
110, and sew through the
next five 110s picked up in
step 3 (bc). Repeat these two
stitches to complete the round,
and step up through the first
110 picked up in this round
(cd). Retrace the thread path
through all of the 110s, and
end the working thread and
tail (Basics, p. 77).

Subsequent rings
[1] Work as in steps 14 of
First Pellet ring, but before
you form the Pellets into a
ring in step 1, sew through
the center of the first Pellet
ring so you have two linked
rings (figure 4).
[2] Continue to make a band
of linked rings long enough
to fit around your wrist,
minus the clasp. Our 712-in.
(19.1 cm) bracelet has 15
rings.

Clasp
You can choose to finish your
bracelet with either a ribbon
or ready-made clasp following the steps below.
Ribbon option

Cut an 18-in. (46 cm) length


of ribbon. Center the ribbon
through the last ring on each
end of the band. Place the

bracelet on your wrist, and


have a friend tie a bow.
Ready-made clasp option

[1] Open a 6 mm jump ring


(Basics), slide it through a
five-bead loop on the last
ring on one end of the band,
and attach half of the clasp.
[2] Repeat step 1 on the
other end of the band.

Earrings
[1] Work as in steps 14
of First Pellet ring, but in
step 3, replace the center
110 of one of the five-bead
loops with an 80 seed bead.
[2] Work as in step 1 of
Subsequent rings to make
a total of three linked rings.
[3] Open a jump ring
(Basics), and attach the 80
of the first Pellet ring to the
loop of an earring finding.
[4] Make a second earring. w

6 x 4 mm Pellet bead
(side view)
(top view)
110 seed bead

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Fireline 6 lb. test
beading needles, #10 or #11
bracelet 712 in. (19.1 cm)
Preciosa traditional Czech
beads
180 6 x 4 mm Pellet beads
(opaque red; www.kandrasbeads.com)
10 g 110 seed beads (opaque
black)
for ribbon clasp option: 18 in.
(46 cm) satin ribbon, 38 in.
(1 cm) wide
for ready-made clasp option:
2 6 mm jump rings, clasp, and
2 pairs of chainnose, flatnose,
and/or bentnose pliers
pair of earrings 2 in. (5 cm)
Preciosa traditional Czech
beads
72 6 x 4 mm Pellet beads
(opaque red; www.kandrasbeads.com)
2 80 seed beads (opaque
black)
34 g 110 seed beads (opaque
black)
pair of post earring findings
2 6 mm jump rings
2 pairs of chainnose, flatnose,
and/or bentnose pliers

Kerrie Slade

FIGURE 2

FIGURE 1

Materials

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.

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a
b

FIGURE 3

FIGURE 4

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SHIBORI RIBBON /
BEAD EMBROIDERY / PEYOTE STITCH

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

by Jane Danley Cruz

stepbystep
Shibori ribbon roses
[1] Cut a 2 x 2-in. (5 x 5 cm)
square of beading foundation.
Tie an overhand knot (Basics,
p. 77) at one end of 2 ft.
(61 cm) of thread.
[2] Tie an overhand knot at
one end of a 12-in. (30 cm)
shibori silk ribbon, making
sure the knot is very close to
the end of the ribbon. Place
the knot in the middle of the
foundation square, with the
long tail of the ribbon to the
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right. Hold the knot in place


while you sew from back to
front through the foundation
and the knot, and then sew
back down through the knot
and the foundation about
3 mm away from where
your thread exited (photo a).
Make a couple more stitches
to tack the knot to the foundation, stitching in a crease
of the knot.
[3] Fold the long tail of the
ribbon in half so the wrong
sides are together inside the
fold. Make a small (6 mm)

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vertical stitch about 4 mm


away from the knot near the
top edge of the ribbon as
shown in photo b. You should
be sewing through both layers
of the ribbon.
[4] Fold the ribbon straight
down along the line of the
last stitch (photo c), overlapping the edge of the knot
slightly. Turn the square one
quarter turn counterclockwise so the tail of the ribbon
is again on the right.
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ribbon. This stitch should be


lined up with the right-hand
edge of the knot (photo d).
[6] Continue working as in
steps 4 and 5 (photos e, f,
and g) until the rose is
approximately 112134 in.
(3.84.4 cm) in diameter
and you have at least a 12-in.
(1.3 cm) tail. Keep a firm
tension on the ribbon, and
overlap the edges of the rose
slightly with each fold so there
are no gaps where the foundation shows through.
[7] Work as in step 4, but

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twist the tail of the ribbon,


and tuck it under the adjacent fold (photo h). Make
two or three small stitches
to secure the tail, and sew
through the foundation so
your needle is exiting the
back of your work. Tie a
couple of overhand knots,
and trim the thread.
[8] Make a total of five
shibori ribbon roses.

Embellishment
and backing
[1] Tie an overhand knot
at one end of 2 ft. (61 cm)
of thread. Sew up through
the foundation and the knot
at the center of the rose. Pick
up a mixture of five to seven

130 Charlottes and 150 seed


beads as desired, push the
beads down to the rose, and
sew down through the knot
a short distance away so the
beads follow a crease in the
knot and lie snug along the
surface of the rose (photo i).
Retrace the thread path
through the beads to secure.
[2] Continue to embellish
the rose as in step 1, using a
variety of beads. Begin and
end each stitch in a fold.
When you are satisfied with
your embellishment, tie an
overhand knot on the back
of your work, and trim the
thread.
[3] Trim the foundation
around the rose, being

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nylon beading thread, such
as Nymo, size D (colors to
match shibori silk)
beading needles, #11
white tacky adhesive
necklace 19 in. (48 cm)
5 12-in. (30 cm) shibori silk
ribbons in the desired colors
56 3 x 6 mm CzechMates
two-hole brick beads
(opaque green ultra luster)
54 4 mm glass pearls (dark
purple)
16 3 mm fire-polished beads
(stone amethyst luster)
12 g 80 seed beads (Miyuki
457, metallic dark bronze)
1 g 110 seed beads (Miyuki
2008, matte metallic patina
iris)
46 g assorted beads, such
as: 130 Charlottes, 150 seed
beads, 34 mm drop beads,
34 mm pearls and bicone
crystals, 4 mm O-beads
clasp
2 6 mm jump rings
5 2 x 2-in. (5 x 5 cm) squares
of beading foundation, such
as Lacys Stiff Stuff
5 2 x 2-in. (5 x 5 cm) squares
of Ultrasuede
2 pairs of chainnose, flatnose, and/or bentnose pliers
Continued on p. 51.

j
careful not to cut any threads.
Apply a thin layer of glue
on the back of the rose, and
place it on the wrong side of
a 2 x 2-in. (5 x 5 cm) square
of Ultrasuede (photo j). Allow
the glue to dry completely,
and then trim the Ultrasuede
so it is the same size and

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associate editor
at Bead&Button.
Contact her at jcruz@
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i

c
b

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e

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3 x 6 mm brick bead
4 mm glass pearl
80 seed bead
110 seed bead
150 seed bead

away from the edge. Trim


the thread.
[7] Repeat steps 16 to complete the remaining roses.

Centerpiece
[1] Lay the roses on your
shape as the foundation.
[4] Tie an overhand knot
at one end of 2 ft. (61 cm)
of thread. Sew between the
layers of foundation and
Ultrasuede at the edge of the
rose, and exit the front of the
foundation, hiding the knot
between the layers. Do not
sew through the ribbon.
[5] Sew up through the
Ultrasuede and the foundation (again, without sewing
through the ribbon) 34 mm
from where you anchored
the thread. Continue to whip
stitch (Basics) the edges of
the Ultrasuede and foundation around the rose.
[6] With the thread exiting
the foundation, tie an overhand knot, and then sew
through both layers to
exit about 12 in. (1.3 cm)

work surface, and determine


the connection points. Mark
each point on the back of
each rose with temporary
thread.
[2] Tie an overhand knot at
one end of an 8-in. (20 cm)
length of thread. Beginning
with the center rose, sew up
through the Ultrasuede and
foundation at the connection
point marked in step 1, with
the needle pointing away
from the center rose.
[3] Pick up a 3 mm fire-polished bead, an 110 seed bead,
and a 3 mm, and sew through
the corresponding connection
point on the next rose. Retrace
the thread path, and then sew
through the center rose about
2 mm away, with the needle
pointing away from the
center rose.

[4] Pick up a 3 mm, and


sew through the 110 picked
up in the previous step. Pick
up a 3 mm, and sew through
the second rose about 2 mm
away from the previous
connection point. Retrace
the thread path through the
connection several times,
and then end the thread as
in step 6 of Embellishment
and backing.
[5] Work as in steps 24 to
connect the remaining roses.

Neck straps
[1] On 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread,
attach a stop bead (Basics),
leaving an 8-in. (20 cm) tail.
Pick up a repeating pattern
of an 80 seed bead and a
3 x 6 mm two-hole brick
bead 28 times (figure, ab).
[2] To make the turn: Pick
up a 150 and two 110s, skip
the last brick, and sew back
through the previous 80 (bc).
[3] Working in modified
peyote stitch (Basics), pick
up a 150, an 110, and a 150,
skip the next brick, and sew

Pin a rose on me!


[1] Make a single rose, and add
beads as in steps 1 and 2 of
Embellishment and backing.
[2] Trim the foundation around the
rose, and sew a pin-back finding
to the back of the foundation.
[3] Cut a slit in the Ultrasuede to
accommodate the pin-back finding,
apply a thin layer of glue to the
foundation, and position the Ultrasuede over it.

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[4] Finish the beaded edge as in


steps 35 of Earrings, but pick
up three beads in the first stitch
and two beads for each subsequent
stitch to create a picot edge. In our
sample, we used a pendant/pin
finding, which gives you even
more options!

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through the following 80


(cd). Repeat this stitch for
the length of the band (de).
[4] To make the turn: Pick
up a 150, and sew back
through the previous 150
and 110 (ef).
[5] Working in modified
peyote stitch, pick up a
4 mm pearl, and sew through
the next 110 in the previous
row (fg). Repeat this stitch
for the length of the band,
and then sew through the
next 110 and 150 (gh). Adjust
your tension so the band
curves inward along the
pearl edge.
[6] Pick up eight 150s, and
sew through the 150 your
thread exited at the start of
this step. Retrace the thread
path through the loop several
times (hi). End the working
thread in the beadwork
(Basics) but not the tail.
[7] Make a second neck
strap.

Assembly
[1] Position the neck straps
and the centerpiece on your
work surface so the pearl edge
of each neck strap is to the
inside. Determine the connection points, and make a mark
on the back of the centerpiece
at each point.
[2] Remove the stop bead
from the tail of a neck strap,
and sew up through the centerpiece at the corresponding
mark, making sure not to sew
through the ribbon. Sew back
down through the centerpiece,
and continue through the end
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through the adjacent 80,


and retrace the thread path
through the connection
several times. End the tail.
[3] Open a 6 mm jump ring
(Basics), and attach the loop
at the end of the neck strap
to half of the clasp.
[4] Repeat steps 2 and 3 for
the remaining neck strap.

Earrings
[1] Using a 6-in. (15 cm)
piece of shibori silk ribbon,
work as in Shibori ribbon
roses to make a rose that
measures approximately
1 in. (2.5 cm) in diameter.
[2] Work as in steps 14
of Embellishment and
backing.
[3] To work the first edge
stitch: Pick up two 150s, sew
down through the foundation
and the Ultrasuede about one
beads width away, and sew
back up through the last 150.

To work
subsequent
edge stitches:
Pick up a 150,
sew down
through the
foundation
and the Ultrasuede, and sew
back up through
the 150 just added.
Repeat this stitch
around the perimeter
of the beadwork.
[5] After adding the last
stitch, sew down through
the first 150 in the first stitch,
and continue through the
foundation and the Ultrasuede. Sew back up through
the Ultrasuede, the foundation, and the first 150.
[6] Pick up five 150s and the
loop of an earring finding.
Skip two 150s in the edging,
and sew down through the
next 150. Retrace the thread

path, and end the thread as


in step 6 of Embellishment
and backing.
[7] Make a second earring. w

pair of earrings 1 in. (2.5 cm)


1 12-in. (30 cm) shibori silk
ribbon, cut into two 6-in.
(15 cm) pieces
23 g assorted beads, such
as: 130 Charlottes, 110 and
150 seed beads, 3 mm
bicone crystals, 4 mm
O-beads
2 g 150 seed beads for
edging (Miyuki 457L,
metallic light bronze)
pair of earring findings
2 2 x 2-in. (5 x 5 cm)
squares of beading foundation, such as Lacys Stiff
Stuff
2 2 x 2-in. (5 x 5 cm)
squares of Ultrasuede

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Plain chain

o e!
n r
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The leather and chain craze has taken over!


Becky Guzman of Diakonos Designs has
come up with some guidelines and an
adorable bracelet to get you started with
leather and chain.
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Combining leather and chain is not only


fashionable, its fun! And dont stop at plain
ol chain incorporate cup chain, decorative
chain, charms, large-hole beads, metal beads,
and focals for a trendy accessory with lots of
curb appeal. It can be as easy as threading
your shoelaces once you know the tricks of
the trade. Read the following tips, and then
try out your newfound knowledge with
Beckys Kinesis bracelet. P.S. These make
great gifts!

Materials

Truths about leather

bracelet 7 in. (18 cm)


15 in. (38 cm) 5.7 mm rolo
chain
7 in. (18 cm) decorative chain
4 ft. (1.2 m) 1.52 mm leather
cord
14 mm 2-strand slide clasp
4 6 mm 16-gauge jump rings
2 4 x 3 mm leather end caps
(Vintaj)
glue, such as Gorilla Super
Glue Gel
2 pairs of chainnose, flatnose,
and/or bentnose pliers
wire cutters

Size matters. Because leather is a natural


product, the diameter of leather cord can
range in size by up to 0.3 mm. When you
purchase a length of cord labeled 1.5 mm,
be aware that it may range in actual diameter
from 1.2 to 1.8 mm. This significant variation
means that an unusually thick cord labeled
1.5 mm may be the same size (or larger)
than an unusually thin cord labeled 2 mm.
If youre planning to combine leather and
chain, try before you buy is the motto
for success: Make sure the cord can easily
pass twice through the links in the chain.

Kits and supplies available at


www.diakonosdesigns.com.

Becky
Guzman and
her daughter,
Alyssa, designed
this project as
part of their family business,
Diakonos Designs in
Stoughton, Wisconsin.
Since 2008 they have
been making jewelry that
features multiple elements
from nature, like stones
and pearls, plus handstamped metal, leather, and
foreign and ancient trade
beads. Contact Becky via
www.diakonosdesigns.com.

Measure twice, cut once. Once youve cut


the leather cord, theres no way to make it
longer. Its better to have too much cord than
too little. Too much, and you can trim it to
the correct size once youve woven your
project. Too little, and you have to start over
with a longer cord.
Check to make sure the cord youre using
doesnt have splices or isnt noticeably thicker
or thinner in places. Remember, quality is
queen!
Ask the shop to cut the cord on an angle
when they remove it from the spool (or do it
yourself when you get home). This will make
the leather much easier to string through the
chain or beads.

Truths about chain


There may be a 12 mm variation in chain
link measurements, but however slight, this
can make a huge difference if the leather cord
you choose does not fit through the chain.
When pairing decorative chain with rolo
chain, make sure the links on each chain are
similar in size. This rule also applies to using

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cup chain with rolo chain: Make sure the size


of each cup is similar to the size of the links
in the rolo chain, or choose a smaller cup
chain and incorporate two cups per rolo link.
Keep in mind youll need about twice as
much of the smaller cup chain since youll be
pushing the cups in the chain closer together.
Rolo chain is available in a variety of sizes,
which vary depending on the manufacturer.
One manufacturer produces a 5.7 mm rolo
chain while anothers comparable rolo chain
measures 6 mm. Before you make a purchase,
its a good idea to place your decorative chain
or cup chain side by side with the rolo chain
and make sure your cord will pass through
the links twice.
Thoroughly examine the decorative chain
or cup chain to make sure there are no obvious dangles or crystals missing or broken,
and make sure the length youre purchasing
is a continuous length rather than smaller
pieces patched together.

Truths about combining


leather and chain
Heres a chart to use as a rule of thumb when
combining leather and chain. (Of course, keep
in mind the size variables discussed above.)
CHAIN LINKS LEATHER CORD DIAMETER
7 mm

22.5 mm

5.7 mm

1.52 mm

4.8 mm

1.5 mm (or a thicker 1 mm)

3.8 mm

1 mm (the thinner the better)

If you are struggling to get the cord through


the links in the chain, here are five tips to try:
Check to make sure the end of the cord
is cut on an angle.
Pull the cord through your hands to
straighten it out. You can narrow the stringing end by stretching it slightly.
Shake out the chain to loosen the links.
Make sure your leather is properly positioned as you weave through the chain.
Use chainnose, flatnose, or bentnose pliers
to pull and nudge the leather through a particularly snug spot, being careful not to mar
the surface of the cord.

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Kinesis bracelet
[1] Cut two 7-in. (18 cm)
pieces of rolo chain and one
7-in. (18 cm) piece of decorative chain.
[2] Open a 6 mm jump ring
(Basics, p. 77), and attach a
loop of the clasp to the end
link of a rolo chain. Repeat
for the other loop of the
clasp and chain (photo a).

[3] Cut 4 ft. (1.2 m) of


1.52 mm leather cord, and
string it through a jump ring
from step 2 so the cord exits
between the two chains. Pick
up an end link of the decorative chain, and string the other
jump ring. The decorative
chain will lie between the two
rolo chains (photo b). Center
the chains on the cord.

[4] With the right-hand cord,


skip the next link in the nearest rolo chain, and push the
cord through the following
link, the nearest link in the
decorative chain, and the
corresponding link in the
other rolo chain (photo c).

[5] Flip your work over, and


pick up the cord that is now
on the right-hand side. Work
as in step 4, but do not go
through the link in the decorative chain. This cord will
lie behind the cord from the
previous step (photo d). Flip
your work back to the first
side. This will be the front
of your bracelet.

[6] Repeat steps 4 and 5,

[7] Open a jump ring, and

[8] Thread the right-hand

[9] Trim one cord to within

skipping every other link


in each rolo chain for the
desired length, ending with
one link remaining on each
of the rolo chains. Trim the
chain if necessary. Adjust the
decorative chain as you work
so all the dangles are on the
front, and snug up the cords
so the edges of the skipped
links in the rolo chain just
touch each other on the back
of your work (photo e). Keep
a consistent tension so the
cord fits snugly around the
rolo chain and the edges
of the bracelet are even.

attach the final link on one


of the rolo chains to the corresponding loop of the clasp.
Repeat for the remaining rolo
chain and loop of the clasp
(photo f). Test the fit, and
remove links if necessary.

cord through the nearest


jump ring, the final link in
the decorative chain, and the
following jump ring. Flip the
bracelet over, and repeat this
step on the back, skipping
the decorative chain (photo g).

in. (6 mm) of the last jump


ring. Apply a dab of glue to
the end of the cord, and place
a leather end cap over it
(photo h). Repeat for the
remaining cord. Allow the
glue to dry completely. w
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Totally tubular

triangle
beads

Make a textural tube bracelet


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

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stepbystep

How to pick up triangle beads: With the


point of the triangle facing away from
you, pick up the bead through the left
hole (LH) or the right hole (RH) (figure 1),
per the instructions.

[1] Center a needle on 3 yd. (2.7 m)


of thread. Align the ends, wax the strands
so they adhere to each other, and tie an
overhand knot (Basics, p. 77). Trim the
tails 1 mm from the knot, and melt
slightly with a lighter to form a tiny ball.
[2] Pick up a repeating pattern of a
150 seed bead and a 6 mm triangle (LH)
four times, picking up all four colors of
triangles in A, B, C, D order (figure 2).
[3] Push the beads to within 1 in.
(2.5 cm) of the knot. Separate the
strands between the beads and the knot,
and pass the needle between the strands,
creating a ring. Pick up a 150, and sew
through the D (RH) (figure 3). You
should now be working in a counterclockwise direction.
[4] Pick up a 150, a D (RH), and a 150,
and sew through the open hole of the
next triangle in the previous round
(figure 4). Repeat this stitch three times,
but with each stitch pick up a triangle
that is the same color as the triangle
you just sewed through (figure 5).
[5] Repeat step 4 for the desired
length, ending and adding thread

(Basics) as needed. As you work, some


of the triangles may slip into the center
of the tube. Be sure to adjust them so
you dont miss any.
[6] To complete the tube, pick up a 150,
and sew through the remaining hole of
the next triangle in the previous round.
Repeat this stitch twice. Pick up one
more 150, and sew through the next triangle. There will already be a bead next
to the hole of this triangle.
[7] Pick up two 80 seed beads and
the toggle bar. Sew back through the
80s and the triangle opposite the one
your thread exited at the start of this
step. Retrace the thread path, and
end the thread.
[8] Add 8 in. (20 cm) of thread at the
other end, and repeat step 7 with the
toggle ring, but pick up only one 80
instead of two. w

Diane Fitzgerald is the


author of 12 beading
books, the most recent
being Shaped Beadwork
and Beyond. She teaches internationally
and sells kits and instructions online at
www.dianefitzgerald.com.

6 mm two-hole triangle bead, color A


6 mm two-hole triangle bead, color B

Materials
copper/teal bracelet 8 in. (20 cm)
4550 6 mm CzechMates two-hole
triangle beads in each of 4 colors
(www.whimbeads.com): A (copper iris),
B (teal metallic suede), C (opaque celery
Picasso), D (iridescent green)
3 80 seed beads (bronze)
8 g 150 seed beads (bronze)
toggle clasp
Nymo D or Fireline 6 lb. test,
conditioned with microcrystalline wax
beading needles, #10
lighter
black/white bracelet colors:
6 mm two-hole triangle beads: A and C
(jet), B and D (Ceylon white)
80 seed beads (silver)
110 seed beads, in place of 150s (silver)
focal bead bracelet colors:
polymer clay drum bead
(www.klewexpressions.com)
6 mm two-hole triangle beads:
A (vintage copper matte), B (opaque
cream Picasso), C (matte metallic flax),
D (teal metallic suede)
80 seed beads (galvanized gold)
110 seed beads, in place of 150s
(Miyuki 4204, champagne Duracoat)

6 mm two-hole triangle bead, color C


6 mm two-hole triangle bead, color D
150 seed bead
FIGURE 1

DESIGNERS NOTES:

knot

FIGURE 2

FIGURE 3

FIGURE 4

FIGURE 5

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This technique also works well


with other two-hole beads,
such as half-moons, Twins,
SuperDuos, and lentils, as
shown above. Consider mixing
two-hole bead shapes or
replacing the seed beads with
drops or long magatamas.
To add a focal bead, stitch two
equal sections of beadwork,
and then use each working
thread to cross through the
focal bead at least twice before
ending the threads.
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PEYOTE STITCH / BEAD WEAVING / BEAD EMBROIDERY

ella
bijoux
designed by Jimmie Boatright

Surround the Bead&Button 20th anniversary


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

stepbystep
Bezeled pearls
End and add thread (Basics,
p. 77) as needed as you
stitch each bezeled pearl.
[1] On a comfortable length
of thread, pick up a 10 mm
pearl and 11 110 cylinder
beads. Sew through the pearl
again in the same direction,
leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail.
The cylinders will form a
loop around one side of the
pearl (figure 1, ab). Pick
up 11 cylinders, and sew

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through the pearl, positioning the new loop around the


other side of the pearl (bc).
[2] Sew through all the beads
in the first loop, pick up a
cylinder, and sew through all
the beads in the second loop
(cd). Pick up a cylinder, and
sew through the next three
or four cylinders in the first
loop (de). These beads will
shift to form rounds 1 and 2
as round 3 of the peyote
bezel is added.
[3] Work in rounds as
follows:

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Rounds 34: Work two


rounds of tubular peyote
stitch (Basics) using cylinders, and step up at the
end of each round.
Round 5: Work a round of
peyote using 150 seed beads,
and then sew through the
beadwork to exit a cylinder
in round 1.
Rounds 68: Work three
rounds of peyote using cylinders, stepping up at the end
of each round.
Round 9: Work a round of
peyote using 150s.

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[4] Sew through the beadwork to exit a cylinder in


round 7 (figure 2, point a).
Using 150s, work a round
of peyote off of the cylinders
in this round. The 150s will
sit on top of the cylinders
in the ditch between rounds
6 and 8. Do not step up at
the end of the round. Sew
through the beadwork as
shown in figure 3 to exit a
cylinder in round 3 (two
rounds below the 150s along
the other edge of the bezel).
[5] Pick up two cylinders,

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Materials
a
a
FIGURE 1

FIGURE 2

a 150, a cylinder, a 150,


and two cylinders, and sew
through the next cylinder in
the round to create a loop
(photo a). Sew back through
the last two cylinders just
picked up (photo b).
[6] Pick up a 150, a cylinder,
a 150, and two cylinders, and
sew through the next cylinder in the round (photo c).
Sew back through the last
two cylinders picked up.
[7] Repeat step 6 to complete the round, but for the
last stitch, pick up a 150, a
cylinder, and a 150, and sew
down through the first two
cylinders in the first stitch
(photo d).
[8] Sew through the beadwork to exit a 150 added
in step 4. Pick up a 4 mm
bicone crystal and a 150,
and sew through the center

cylinder in the opposite loop


of beads (photo e). Sew back
through the 150 and bicone
just added, and sew through
the 150 your thread exited
at the start of this step, sewing in the same direction as
before (there should be a
thread coming out of each
side of the 150). Sew through
the beadwork to exit the next
150 added in step 4.
[9] Repeat step 8 to add a
total of 12 bicones around
the pearl. Sew through the
beadwork to exit the 150,
cylinder, and 150 in a loop
of beads.
[10] Pick up an 110 seed
bead, and sew through the
150, cylinder, and 150 in the
next loop (photo f). Repeat
this stitch to complete the
round, and step up through
the first 110.

FIGURE 3

10 mm pearl

7 x 5 mm drop bead

4 mm bicone crystal
80 seed bead
110 cylinder bead
110 seed bead
150 seed bead

[11] To make a picot: Pick


up three 110s, sew through
the 110 your thread exited at
the start of this step to form
a ring, and continue through

necklace 20 in. (51 cm)


1 30 mm Bead&Button
20th anniversary bead
(www.BeadAndButton.com/
anniversarybead)
3 10 mm glass pearls (purple)
31 7 x 5 mm glass drop
beads (Czech, transparent
gold)
66 4 mm bicone crystals
(Swarovski, sand opal AB2X)
12 g 80 seed beads (Miyuki
457, metallic dark bronze)
5 g 110 cylinder beads
(Miyuki DB0115, transparent
luster gold rose)
3 g 110 seed beads (Miyuki
457, metallic dark bronze)
45 g 150 seed beads
(Miyuki 151, transparent
cobalt)
Fireline 6 lb. test
beading needles, #11 or #12
E6000 adhesive
2 x 2-in. (5 x 5 cm) square of
beading foundation
2 x 2-in. (5 x 5 cm) square of
Ultrasuede

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
her at dboatri931@aol.com.

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g
a
FIGURE 4

b
c

the first 110 just


picked up (figure 4,
ab). Pick up a 150,
and sew through the
next 110 in the ring
(bc). Repeat this stitch
once, and then sew through
the 110 your thread exited
at the start of this step (cd).
Pick up a 150, and sew
through the 110 on the opposite side of the ring. Sew
back through the 150 just
picked up, and continue
through the 110 your thread
exited at the start of this
step (de). Sew through the
following 110, 150, and 110
in the ring (ef).
[12] To add a drop bead:
Pick up a 7 x 5 mm drop
bead (narrow end to wide
end) and an 110. Sew back
through the drop bead, and
continue through the 110
your thread exited at the
start of this step and the
following 150 and two
110s (fg).
[13] Sew through the beadwork to exit the 110 opposite the drop bead (gh).
Work as in step 11 to create
another picot (hi). End the
working thread and tail.
[14] Make two more
bezeled pearls. Each should
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one end and a single


picot on the other.

Focal component
Backing and edging

[1] Tie an overhand knot


(Basics) at the end of 1 yd.
(.9 m) of thread. Holding
the anniversary bead in
the center of a 2 x 2-in.
(5 x 5 cm) square of beading
foundation, sew up through
the foundation from back
to front, exiting near the
hole at one end of the bead.
Sew through the bead and
down through the foundation on the other end of the
bead (photo g). Retrace the
thread path four or five
times to secure the bead.
[2] Sew up through the
foundation close to the edge
of the bead. Using cylinders,
work a round of beaded
backstitch (Basics) around
the outer edge of the anniversary bead. Make sure you
have an even number of cylinders in this round. Retrace
the thread path through the
cylinders several times to
reinforce. Do not end the
working thread; you will
use it again in the steps
for Bezel, below.
[3] Trim the foundation
close to the beadwork,

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making sure you dont cut


any of the threads.
[4] Place your work on
a piece of Ultrasuede, trace
around the work, and cut
out the shape.
[5] Glue the wrong side
of the Ultrasuede shape
to the back of your work,
and allow the glue to dry.
[6] Tie an overhand knot
at the end of a comfortable
length of thread. Sew
between the layers of Ultrasuede and foundation at
the edge of the beadwork,
and exit the front of your
work, hiding the knot
between the two layers.
[7] Pick up two 110s, sew
down through both layers
about one beads width
away, and then sew up
through the last 110.
[8] Pick up an 110, sew
down through both layers,
and then sew up through
the 110 again. Repeat this
stitch to complete the round,
but in the last stitch, pick up
an 110, sew down through
the first 110 at the start of
the round, continue through
both layers, and then sew up
through the last 110. End
this thread in the beadwork.
Bezel

[1] With the working thread


from the focal component,
work a round of peyote stitch
off of the ring of beaded
backstitch, and step up
through the first cylinder
picked up in this step. This is
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Work in rounds as follows, ending and adding


thread as needed:
Rounds 25: Work four
rounds of peyote using
cylinders, stepping up at
the end of each round.
Round 6: Work a round
of peyote using 150s.
[3] Sew through the beadwork to exit a cylinder in
round 4. Using 150s, work
a round of peyote off of the
cylinders in this round. The
150s will sit on top of the
cylinders. Sew through the
beadwork to exit a cylinder
in the first round of peyote
added in step 1.
[4] Work as in steps 5, 6,
and 7 of Bezeled pearls
to create loops of beads
as before.
[5] Sew through the beadwork to exit a 150 added in
step 3. Pick up a 4 mm and
a 150, and sew through the
center cylinder in the opposite loop of beads. Sew back
through the 150 and bicone
just picked up, and continue
through the 150 your thread
exited at the start of this step,
sewing in the same direction
as before. Sew through the
beadwork to exit the next
150 in the round.
[6] Pick up four 150s, sew
through the center cylinder
in the next loop of beads,
sew back through the four
150s just picked up, and sew
through the 150 your thread
exited at the start of this
step in the same direction
as before.
[7] Repeat steps 5 and 6 to
complete the round.
[8] Sew through the beadwork to exit a center cylinder in a loop of beads. Pick
up an 80 seed bead, and sew
through the center cylinder
in the next loop. Repeat this
stitch to complete the round.
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thread path. Sew through the


beadwork to exit the next 110
connection point.
[7] For each of the remaining
connection points, work as in
step 11 of Bezeled pearls to
create a picot, and then work
as in step 6 of Assembly,
referring to the photo for
placement. Note: Each tip 110
in a picot of a bezeled pearl
will be used as a connection
point twice. End and add
thread as needed, and end
the working thread when
you finish.

Clasp
Toggle ring

[1] On 2 ft. (61 cm) of thread,


a

knots (Basics), but do not


end the working thread.

Assembly
[1] With the working
thread from the bezel, refer
to the photo above to sew
through the beads along
the bottom edge, exiting
an 80 to one side of the
center point with the needle
pointing away from the
center (point a). Pick up
an 110, and sew through
the next edge 80. This is
the first of two connection
points for the bottom
bezeled pearl.
[2] Continue through
the next 22 edge beads
(point b), working toward
the top of the anniversary
bead. Pick up an 110, and
sew through the next 80,
cylinder, and 80. Pick up
an 110, and sew through

d
the next 80. These will be
the two connection points
for the left bezeled pearl.
[3] Continue through
the next 10 edge beads
(point c). Pick up an 110,
and sew through the next
80, cylinder, and 80. Pick
up an 110, and sew through
the next 80. These will be
the two connection points
for the right bezeled pearl.
[4] Continue through the
next 22 edge beads, working toward the bottom
of the anniversary bead
(point d). Pick up an 110,
and sew through the next
80, cylinder, and 80. This
is the second of the two
connection points for the
bottom bezeled pearl.
Continue through the first
110 picked up in step 1.
[5] Create a picot as in
step 11 of Bezeled pearls.
[6] Pick up a drop bead
(wide end to narrow end),
and sew through the tip
110 in the picot opposite
the drop bead on a bezeled
pearl. Sew back through
the drop bead and the ring
of the picot, and retrace the

pick up 30 150s, and sew


through all the beads again
to form a ring, leaving a 6-in.
(15 cm) tail.
[2] Work a round of tubular
peyote using 150s.
[3] Work a round of tubular
peyote using 110s.
[4] Sew through the beadwork
to exit a 150 in the initial ring,
and then repeat steps 2 and 3
on this side of the ring.
[5] Zip up (Basics) the first
and last rounds to form a
ring. End the working thread
and tail.
Toggle bar

[1] On 2 ft. (61 cm) of


thread, attach a stop bead
(Basics), leaving a 6-in.
(15 cm) tail. Pick up eight
cylinders, and work in flat
even-count peyote stitch
(Basics) to make a strip that
is eight cylinders wide and
12 rows long. Remove the
stop bead, roll the strip into
a tube, and zip up the first
and last rows.
[2] Sew through the center
of the tube to exit one end.
Pick up a 4 mm and a 150,
and sew back through the
4 mm and the tube. Pick up
a 4 mm and a 150, and sew

back through the 4 mm and


the tube. End the working
thread and tail.

Neck straps
[1] Add 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread
to the right bezeled pearl. Sew
through the beadwork to exit
the tip 110 above the drop
bead (point e). Work as in step
11 of Bezeled pearls to add
a picot at the end of the drop.
[2] Attach a drop bead
(wide end to narrow end)
and an 110 as in step 12 of
Bezeled pearls, but instead
of sewing through a 150 and
two 110s, exit the new 110.
Add a picot at the end of
the drop.
[3] Attach a 4 mm and an 110
the same way you attached the
drop, and then add a picot at
the end of the 4 mm.
[4] Attach a drop bead
(narrow end to wide end)
and an 110 as before, and
then add a picot at the end
of the drop.
[5] Repeat steps 24 for the
desired length neck strap,
ending and adding thread
as needed. End with a picot.
[6] Pick up a 150, sew
through two center cylinders
in the toggle bar, pick up a
150, and sew through the
110 your thread exited at
the start of this step. Retrace
the thread path of the join.
[7] Retrace the thread path
through the neck strap, sewing
through the beads along an
edge of each picot to reinforce.
End the thread.
[8] Repeat steps 15 for the
other neck strap.
[9] Pick up a 150, sew
through two adjacent 110s in
the toggle ring, pick up a 150,
and sew through the 110 your
thread exited at the start of
this step. Retrace the thread
path of the join.
[10] Repeat step 7 for this
neck strap. w

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Floral
fireworks

bracelet

Tiny flowers embellished with pearls,


crystals, and seed beads explode
with color on a peyote stitch band.

stepbystep
Band
[1] On a comfortable length of thread,
attach a stop bead (Basics, p. 77), leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail.
[2] Pick up 18 color A 110 cylinder
beads, and work in flat even-count
peyote stitch (Basics) for the desired
length bracelet band plus in.
(6 mm). End and add thread (Basics)
as needed.
Right tab

[1] To begin a tab that is seven As


wide, sew through the beadwork
(if needed) to the edge with an upbead, and exit the up-bead with the
needle pointing toward the other
edge (figure 1, point a). Work in
rows as follows:
Row 1: Work three peyote stitches
using one A per stitch (ab).
Row 2: Work three peyote stitches
using As (bc). To complete the row,
pick up an A, sew under the edge
thread bridge immediately below,
and sew back through the last A
added (cd).
Rows 313: Continue working in flat
odd-count peyote stitch (Basics) to
add 11 more rows.

designed by Roxi Rogers

[2] Sew through the beadwork to


the last row in the band, and exit
the second up-bead from the right
tab (figure 2, point a).

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Left tab and join

[1] Work in rows as follows:


Row 1: Work three peyote stitches
using As (ab). To complete the row,

pick up an A, sew under the edge


thread bridge immediately below,
and sew back through the last A
added (bc).
Row 2: Work three peyote stitches
using As (cd).
Rows 314: Continue working in flat
odd-count peyote stitch to add 12
more rows.
[2] Pick up five As, and sew through
the first A up-bead at the top of the
other tab (figure 3, ab).
[3] Sew through the beadwork as
shown to secure the last A added to
the beadwork (bc), and complete
the row (cd).
[4] Continue to work in odd-count
peyote to add six more rows, ending
and adding thread as needed.

FIGURE 1

a
b

FIGURE 2

c
a

Edging

[1] With your thread exiting the end


up-bead, pick up three color F 150

FIGURE 3

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a
FIGURE 5

Row 8
Row 7
Row 6
Row 5
Row 4
Row 3
Row 2
Row 1

FIGURE 6

c b
a

FIGURE 4

FIGURE 7

c
b
a
b

FIGURE 8

b
c

c
d
FIGURE 9

FIGURE 10

seed beads, and sew through the next


up-bead to form a picot (figure 4, ab).
Repeat this stitch to complete the row,
and sew through the first edge A (bc).
[2] Pick up three Fs, sew through the
next edge A, and continue through the
following edge A (cd). Repeat this
stitch to complete the edge.
[3] Work as in steps 1 and 2 to add
picots around the remainder of the band,
and end the working thread. Remove
the stop bead, and end the tail.
[4] Add 18 in. (46 cm) of thread to
the end opposite the button hole, and
exit a center A about in. (1.3 cm)
from the end.
[5] Pick up two 110 seed beads, a
10 mm crystal margarita, and an F,
and sew back through the margarita
and 110s. Continue through an A in
the band that is adjacent to the A your
thread exited at the start of this step.
[6] Pick up two 110s, and sew through
the margarita and the 150. Continue back
through the margarita and the two 110s
just added, and sew though the nearest
A in the band. Retrace the thread path
of the connection, and end the thread.
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FIGURE 11

Flowers
[1] On 2 ft. (61 cm) of thread, pick
up two color B 110 cylinder beads, and
sew through both beads again, leaving
a 6-in. (15 cm) tail. Position the beads
so they sit side by side. This is row 1
of the petal. Sew through the first B so
your working thread is exiting opposite
the tail (figure 5).
[2] Work row 2 of the petal in brick
stitch (Basics) as follows: Pick up two
Bs, sew under the thread bridge between
the two beads in row 1, and sew back
up through the second B just added
(figure 6, ab). Pick up a B, sew under
the thread bridge in row 1, and sew
back up through the B just added (bc).
[3] Work row 3 of the petal in brick
stitch as follows, noting the different
terms for each kind of stitch:
Increase start stitch: Pick up two Bs,
sew under the last thread bridge in the
previous row, and sew back up through
the second B just added (figure 7, ab).
Regular stitch: Pick up a B, sew under
the next thread bridge in the previous
row, and sew back up through the B
just added (bc).

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FIGURE 12

Increase end stitch: Pick up a B, sew


under the same thread bridge as in
the previous stitch, and sew back up
through the B just added (cd).
[4] Continue to work in rows as follows using Bs unless otherwise noted.
Refer to figure 8 as needed.
Row 4: Increase start stitch, two regular
stitches, increase end stitch.
Row 5: Increase start stitch, three regular stitches, increase end stitch.
Row 6: Decrease start stitch: Pick up a
color C 110 cylinder bead and a B, sew
under the second-to-last thread bridge
in the previous row, and sew back up
through the B just added. Sew through
both beads to align them, and exit the
B. Work two regular stitches using Bs
and one regular stitch using a C.
Row 7: Decrease start stitch, two regular
stitches.
Row 8: Decrease start stitch, one regular
stitch.
[5] Sew through the beadwork as shown
to exit the nearest C (figure 8).
[6] Pick up a C, sew down through the
end bead in row 7, and sew back up
through the C just added (figure 9, ab).

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110 seed bead
110 cylinder bead, color A
110 cylinder bead, color B
110 cylinder bead, color C
150 seed bead, color F
150 Charlotte, color G
4 mm bicone crystal, color J

Repeat to attach a C to row 8 (bc).


[7] Pick up two Cs, sew under the first
thread bridge in row 8, and continue
through the second C just added so that
the Cs lie on their sides (cd).
[8] Pick up two Cs, sew under the last
thread bridge in row 8, and continue
through the second C just added so that
the Cs lie on their sides (de).
[9] Pick up a C, sew up through the
end bead in row 8, and continue down
through the C just added (ef). Repeat
to attach a C to row 7, and continue
down through the C just added and
the C directly below (fg).
[10] Sew through all the edge beads
in the petal, and pull tight so the beadwork cups slightly, exiting the edge A
in row 5 (figure 10). End the tail but
not the working thread.
[11] Make four more petals.
[12] Position two of the petals side by
side so the first five rows line up and the
petals cup the same way. With the working thread from a petal, sew up through
the corresponding bead in the other petal,
sew back down through the bead your
thread is exiting, and continue through
the next bead in the same petal (figure 11,
ab). Repeat this stitch for the next four
rows (bc), and end this working thread.
[13] Continue to join three more
petals, and then join the first and last
petals in the same way. End all working
threads.
[14] Repeat steps 113 to make one
more flower using colors B and C 110
cylinder beads, and one flower using
colors D and E.

Flower attachment
[1] Arrange the flowers in the desired

position at the center of the bracelet


band. Add a comfortable length of
thread to the band, and exit near the
center of a flower.
[2] Sew up through a bead in the first
or second row of a flower petal, and
sew down through the adjacent bead
in the same petal. Continue through
the nearest A in the band, and sew
through the band to the next petal.
Repeat this stitch for the remaining
petals in the flower.
[3] Sew through the band, and exit at
the center of the flower. Pick up three
or four color G 150 Charlottes and
an F. Sew back through the Gs and the
nearest A in the band. Repeat this stitch
four more times.
[4] Exit at the center of the flower, and
pick up a 6 mm pearl and three Gs. Sew
back through the pearl and the nearest
A in the band. Sew through the band to
exit where you would like to attach the
next flower.
[5] Repeat steps 24 for the remaining
flowers.

Branch fringe
[1] Sew through the band to exit
where you would like to attach fringe.

[2] Pick up four 110s, a 4 mm bicone


crystal, and three Gs, and sew back
through the 4 mm and the 110s (figure 12,
ab). Repeat this stitch to add another
branch (bc).
[3] Pick up two 110s (cd), sew through
the nearest A in the band along the
outside edge of a flower, and sew back
through the 110s just added. Add a
branch as in the previous step.
[4] Repeat steps 13 as many times as
desired, adding fringe between all three
flowers and varying the length of the
branches. End the thread. w

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a day without beading.
She is self taught and has
been beading for about
seven years. Contact her
at roxi.rogers@aol.com.

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Materials
brown bracelet 7 in. (19.1 cm)
1 10 mm crystal margarita (Swarovski,
fuchsia)
6 mm freshwater pearls
2 color H (cranberry)
1 color I (peach)
4 mm bicone crystals (Swarovski)
25 color J (burgundy)
3 color K (Indian pink AB)
2 g 110 seed beads (Toho 332, goldlustered raspberry)
110 Miyuki Delica cylinder beads
12 g color A (DB1051, matte metallic
bronze gold iris)
2 g color B (DB0902, sparkle peony
pink-lined crystal)
1 g color C (DB0685, dyed semi-frosted
silver-lined light cranberry)
1 g color D (DB1341, dyed silver-lined
antique dark rose)
1 g color E (DB1480, transparent
peach luster)
1 g 150 seed beads, color F (Toho 332,
gold-lustered raspberry)
1 g 150 Charlottes, color G (24 kt. gold
plate; www.kandrasbeads.com)
Fireline 6 lb. test
beading needles, #11 or #12
teal bracelet colors:
10 mm crystal margarita (Swarovski,
emerald)
6 mm freshwater pearls: H (lavender),
I (white)
4 mm bicone crystals (Swarovski):
J (amethyst), K (vintage rose AB2X)
110 seed beads (Miyuki 4217, sea foam
Duracoat)
110 Miyuki Delica cylinder beads:
A (DB1769, sparkle aqua green-lined
teal), B (DB1850, eggplant Duracoat),
C (DB0253, opaque dark orchid luster),
D (DB0183, silver-lined royal blue),
E (DB0085, blue-lined aqua AB)
150 seed beads, color F (Japanese 052,
aqua Montana silver lined;
www.beyondbeadery.com)
150 seed beads, color G, in place of
Charlottes (Toho P470, permanent galvanized silver; www.whimbeads.com)

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TUBULAR BRICK STITCH / STRINGING / BEAD EMBROIDERY

Work up a spiraling bangle in tubular brick stitch,


and finish with a decorative embroidered
centerpiece or fancy clasp.

designed by Marla Salezze

stepbystep
Brick stitch tube
[1] On a comfortable length of thread,
attach a stop bead (Basics, p. 77), leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail.
[2] Work in ladder stitch (Basics) to
make a four-bead ladder using a color A
80 seed bead, a color B 80 seed bead, an
A, and a B. Form the ladder into a ring
(Basics), and zigzag back through the
beads to reinforce the ring. End with
your thread exiting an A. This is the
first round of the tube.
[3] Working in modified tubular
brick stitch, pick up an A and a B,
sew under the next thread bridge in
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the previous round from back to front,


and continue up through the B just
added (figure 1, ab).
[4] Pick up an A, sew under the next
thread bridge, and continue up through
the same A (bc).
[5] Pick up a B, sew under the next
thread bridge, and continue up through
the same B (cd). Sew down through
the first A added in this round and back
up through the B just added (de) to
complete round two.
[6] Pick up an A and a B, skip the
next thread bridge between the first
and last 80s added in the previous
round, and sew under the following
thread bridge. Continue back up

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through the B just added (figure 2, ab).

[7] Repeat steps 4 and 5 (bc) to complete round three.

[8] Repeat steps 6 and 7 until the beadwork is the desired length. If youre
using an embroidered centerpiece, the
beadwork should fit around the widest
part of your hand minus 1 in. (3.2 cm)
for the embroidered centerpiece. If
youre using a clasp, the beadwork
should be the desired bracelet length
less the size of the clasp. End and add
thread (Basics) as needed.
[9] Work a ladder stitch thread path
through the last round, and end the
working thread. Remove the stop bead,
and end the tail.

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Materials

c
b

80 seed bead, color A


80 seed bead, color B

b
FIGURE 1

FIGURE 2

Embroidered centerpiece
[1] Cut an X in the center of a 1 x 1-in.

Assembly
[1] Cut 10 in. (25 cm) of beading wire.

(2.5 x 2.5 cm) square of beading foundation (photo a). Apply glue to the back
of the rivoli, and place the point into the
X in the foundation. Allow the glue to
dry, and then trim the foundation close
to the edge of the rivoli (photo b).
[2] Tie an overhand knot (Basics) at
the end of 18 in. (46 cm) of thread. Sew
through the foundation to exit near the
edge of the rivoli. Using 110 seed beads,
work a round of beaded backstitch
(Basics), and end the thread by tying
a knot on the back of the foundation
(photo c).
[3] Glue the embroidered component
into the mini pendant finding, and set
aside to dry.

On one end, string a crimp bead and


a loop of the mini pendant finding or
clasp. Go back through the crimp bead,
leaving a short tail. With crimping
pliers, crimp the crimp bead (Basics),
and trim the tail short.
[2] String a bead cap, the brick stitch
tube, a bead cap, a crimp bead, and the
other loop of the mini pendant finding
or clasp. Go back through the crimp
bead, and crimp it as before.
[3] Using chainnose or crimping pliers,
close a crimp cover over each crimp. w

green bangle 212-in. (6.4 cm) inside


diameter
1 12 mm rivoli (Swarovski, olivine)
3 g 80 seed beads in each of 2 colors:
A (Toho 952, rainbow light topaz/sea foam
lined; www.beadaholique.com),
B (Miyuki 459, metallic olive;
www.auntiesbeads.com)
1 g 110 seed beads (Toho 952,
rainbow light topaz/sea foam lined;
www.beadaholique.com)
1 25 x 20 mm ornate mini pendant circle
double-loop finding by Nunn Design
(PE2370, gold; www.fusionbeads.com)
2 9 mm crown bead caps by Nunn Design
(BM3309, gold; www.fusionbeads.com)
2 2 mm crimp beads
2 3 mm crimp covers (gold)
Accu-Flex beading wire, .019 (Dijon gold)
Nymo D thread (olive)
beading needles, #10
1 x 1-in. (2.5 x 2.5 cm) square of Lacys
Stiff Stuff beading foundation
E6000 adhesive
crimping pliers
chainnose pliers (optional)
wire cutters
orange bangle colors:
80 seed beads in 2 colors: A
(Miyuki 1003, silver-lined gold AB;
www.auntiesbeads.com),
B (Miyuki 329, gold-lustered African
sunset; www.beadaholique.com)
1 10 mm Corona clasp (gold with
red magma chessboard crystal;
www.alacarteclasps.com)
Beadalon beading wire, .018 (gold)
Fireline 6 lb. test

Marla Salezze has been


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and loves learning and
exploring new media. She
is on the 2014 Innovations Team
for Nunn Design and is a board
member of the Bead Society of
Eastern Pennsylvania. Contact her
at beadedbymarla@gmail.com, or
visit www.beadedbymarla.com.

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

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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.

Whip stitch

Use whip stitch to join two layers


of fabric with a finished edge.
[1] Sew up through one layer, and
cross over the edges diagonally
about 1 16 in. (2 mm) from where
your thread is exiting.
[2] Sew down through both layers
diagonally, exiting about 1 16 in.
(2 mm) from where your thread
exited at the start of step 1.
[3] For each subsequent stitch, cross
over the edges diagonally, and sew
down through both edges as in step 2.

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.

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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Brick stitch

Forming a ring

[2] Work a

Flat

With your thread exiting the last bead in


the ladder, sew through the first bead of
the ladder, and then sew through the last
bead again.

figure-8 turn
at the end of
2
row 3: Sew
3
1
through the first
bead picked up in step 1 (bead #1). Pick up
the last bead of the row youre working on
(bead #8), and sew through beads #2, #3, #7,
#2, #1, and #8.
You can work this turn at the end of
each odd-numbered row, but this edge
will be stiffer than the other. Instead,
in subsequent odd-numbered rows,
pick up the last
bead of the row,
sew under the
thread bridge
between the last
two edge beads,
and sew back through the last bead added
to begin the next row.

[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.

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.

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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.
[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).
e
d
a

c
b

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.
Flat odd-count

Odd-count peyote is the same as evencount peyote, except for the turn on
odd-numbered rows, where the last
bead of the row cant be attached in the
usual way because there is no up-bead
to sew through.
[1] Begin as for flat even-count
peyote, but pick up an odd number
of beads. Work row 3 as in even-count,
stopping before adding the last bead.

Tubular

Tubular peyote stitch follows the same


stitching pattern as flat peyote, but instead
of sewing back and forth in rows, you work
in rounds.
[1] Pick up an even number of beads,
and tie them into a ring with a square knot
(see Square knot), leaving the desired
length tail.
[2] Sew through the
first bead in the ring.
Pick up a bead, skip a
bead in the ring, and
Knot
sew through the next
bead. Repeat to complete the round.
[3] To step up to start the next round,
sew through the first bead added in this
round (ab).
Round 4
Round 3

Round 2

a
Round 1

[4] Pick up a bead, and sew through the


next bead in round 3 (bc). Repeat this
stitch to complete the round.
[5] Repeat steps 3 and 4 for the desired
length tube.

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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 beads. Sew through
the last bead in the previous stitch
(ab), and continue through the first
two beads picked up in this stitch
(bc).
c
b
a

[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.

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STRINGING & WIREWORK


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.

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
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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

Gary J. Arthur Community Center


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

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BEADING DREAMS

FIREFLY STUDIOS

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!

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.

DATES: Classes ongoing at Beading Dreams year-round

DATES: Year Round classes

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

1180 Solana Ave, Winter Park, Fl 32789

www.beadingdreams.com

www.fdjtool.com

(407) 629-6906

(800) 323-6091

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

ARIZONAMesa

ARIZONATucson

CALIFORNIAAlameda

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.

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.

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.

CREATIVE DESTINATION

A BEAD CARNIVAL

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

1544 Park St.

ARIZONAPhoenix & Scottsdale

ARKANSASBenton

CALIFORNIAArroyo Grande

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


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

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.

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.

www.2-old-beadies.com

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

www.beadworldinc.com

BEAD WORLD, INC.

thebeadedlady@ATT.net

www.beadinspirations.com

BEAD INSPIRATIONS

Send your ad to: Bead&Button Shop Directory


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

6068 North 16th St.


8764 E. Shea Blvd.

ALABAMAHelena (min. from Birmingham)

ARIZONASedona

ARKANSASFayetteville

Tools & supplies for the bead artist!


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

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

Beads to thread, wire & just admire


All for beading to your hearts desire
Family owned since 2003

THE BEAD BIZ

THE BEAD GARDEN OF SEDONA

510-337-1203

CALIFORNIAConcord

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.

Online Shopping

www.thebeadbiz.com

3745 Helena Rd., Ste. 100

84

Bead&Button

205-621-2426
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602-240-BEAD (2323)
480-948-BEAD (2323)

www.sedonabeadgarden.com
3150 W. SR. 89A

www.BeadAndButton.com

928-282-7334

THE BEADED LADY


7103 Samples Road

501-794-2647

www.dsvboutique.com

DARK STAR VISUALS

106 N. Block Ave.

WorldMags.net

479-443-2323

THE JOY OF BEADING

1054 E. Grand Ave., Suite A

805-489-6544

www.justbeaditconcord.com

JUST BEAD IT!

2051 Harrison Street, Ste. C

925-682-6493

CALIFORNIASan Diego

CONNECTICUTNorwalk (Historic Sono)

FLORIDAHudson

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.

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

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!

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.

BEADTOPIA

THE BLACK BEAD

BEADWORKS

WorldMags.net

www.bead-topia.com
319 Richmond St.

310-322-0077

www.theblackbead.com

5003 Newport Ave.

619-222-2115

www.beadworksnorwalk.com
139 Washington St.

203-852-9194

www.laurasbeads.com

LAURAS BEADS

8143 State Road 52

727-495-0803

CALIFORNIAFresno

CALIFORNIASan Jose

CONNECTICUTVernon

FLORIDAJacksonville

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.

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.

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

Jacksonvilles Premier Full Service Bead Store.


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

BEAD ARTISTRY

SEW BEADAZZLED

THE SILVER CHEST, INC.

beadartistry@sbcglobal.net
2059 W. Bullard

559-435-6605

www.sewbeadazzled.com
1068 Lincoln Ave.

408-293-2232

www.thesilverchest.com
243 Hartford Turnpike

860-896-5909

www.beadhawk.com

BEAD HAWK

14180 Beach Blvd.

904-821-9494

CALIFORNIAGrand Terrace

CALIFORNIASolvang

CONNECTICUTWallingford

FLORIDAKey West

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.

A full service bead store. Incredible selection of Japanese seed


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

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

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CALIFORNIAEl Segundo (near LAX)

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!

kathbeads1@aol.com

KATHERINE'S BEADS & SUPPLIES

12210 Michigan St., Suite G

909-825-5885

www.kandrasbeads.com

www.KanduBeads.com

KANDRAS BEADS

1539 Mission Dr., Ste. A

805-686-8804

KANDUBEADS

346 Quinnipiac St., Bldg. 1

203-793-7348

CALIFORNIAGrover Beach

CALIFORNIAStockton

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIAWashington

Glass beads, semi-precious stone, Swarovski crystal, seed


beads, findings, silver, tools, wire, lampworking classes &
supplies, direct importer.

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:

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.

www.jewellsbeads.com

www.beaddreams.biz

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IMPOSSIBLE THINGS BEAD EMPORIUM AND STUDIO
531 Whitehead St.
305-294-3500

FLORIDALighthouse Point (Pompano)

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.

BEAD DREAMS (around the corner on Dorris Place)

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

5034 N. Federal Hwy.

CALIFORNIALancaster

CALIFORNIATehachapi

FLORIDAAltamonte Springs

FLORIDAOcala

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.

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.

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

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.

JEWELL'S BEADS

1443 W. Grand Ave.

805-473-1541

www.ctsbeadsnthings.com

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

BUNCHES OF BEADS

100 W. Pine St.

209-367-1207

209-464-2323

www.klewexpressions.com

SPIRITED BEAD & KLEWS GALLERY

435 West J St.

www.TheBeadingBoutique.com

THE BEADING BOUTIQUE

www.BeadandArt.com

BEAD & ART

954-418-3390

www.thebeadstrand.com

THE BEAD STRAND

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

6140 SW Highway 200

COLORADOBreckenridge

FLORIDABoca Raton

FLORIDAOrlando

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!

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

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

661-823-1930

BRECKENRIDGE BEAD GALLERY

224 South Main St.

970-453-1964

irismoon.com or bocabeads.com

IRIS MOONS BOCA BEADS

21073 Powerline Rd., Ste. 35

561-477-8760

352-620-2323

sales@beadalgo.com

BEAD TIME

8335 S. John Young Pkwy.

407-854-3515

CALIFORNIALos Gatos

COLORADOFairplay

FLORIDACape Coral

FLORIDAOrlando (College Park)

Your source for all of your beading needs.


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

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.

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.

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.

BEADED ENVISIONS

BEAD BAR FULL SERVICE BEAD STORES

www.naturalexpressionsoflosgatos.com

NATURAL EXPRESSIONS OF LOS GATOS

140 W. Main St., Suite D

408-354-5330

www.backroombeads.com

SOUTH PARK POTTERY & BACKROOM BEADS

417 Front Street

719-836-2698

CALIFORNIAMurrieta-Riverside/San Diego Cty

CONNECTICUTFairfield

www.beadisland.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

26145 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 303

951-461-1071

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.

BEADWORKS

1700 Post Rd.

203-955-1550

www.beadedenvisions.com

130 Del Prado Blvd., Ste. 7

239-673-6096

FLORIDAClearwater (Indian Rocks Beach)

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

www.beadbar.com

1319 Edgewater Dr.

407-426-8826

FLORIDAOrlando (Maitland)

California - Florida

CTS BEADS N THINGS, INC.

43791 15th Street West

2103 Pacific Ave.

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!

ISLAND COVE BEADS & GALLERY

www.BeadStoreOrlando.com
BEADS ETC.
407-339-BEAD
110 N Orlando Ave., (new location)
(2323)

1519 Gulf Blvd., Ste. 4

727-510-1657

CALIFORNIANewbury Park

CONNECTICUTGuilford

FLORIDACocoa Beach

FLORIDAPalm Bay

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.

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.

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!

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.

CREATIVE CASTLE

THE BEAD HIVE

BASKETS BY BAKER

www.creativecastle.com
2321 Michael Dr.

805-499-1377

www.thebeadhivect.com
1310 Boston Post Rd.

203-453-6681

CALIFORNIARedding

CONNECTICUTMontville

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.

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.

BEADMAN

ABSOLUTE BEAD SHOP At Natures Art Village

Find us on Facebook

2619 Park Marina Dr.

www.naturesartvillage.com

www.bakersbeads.com
266 N. Atlantic Ave.

321-613-3900

FLORIDADavie (Ft. Lauderdale area)

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

www.islandbeadcompany.com

ISLAND BEAD CO.

1308 Malabar Rd. SE, Unit 1

321-752-6545

FLORIDAPalm Harbor
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.
www.somethingaboutbeads.com

SOMETHING ABOUT BEADS

1650 Hartford New London Tnpike 860-443-4367

5735 S. University Drive

CALIFORNIARedlands (Downtown)

CONNECTICUTNewtown

FLORIDAEnglewood

FLORIDAPort Charlotte

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!

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

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

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.

530-243-8808

A ROLLING STONE

www.abeadofroses.com
909-798-2282

A BEAD OF ROSES

274 S. Main St., Unit C-9

203-304-9264

mybeadgallery.com

MY BEAD GALLERY

3671 Access Rd. on SR 776

941-460-8800

3422 Tampa Road

727-781-1377

www.andersonsbeadroom.com

ANDERSON'S BEAD ROOM

24600 Sandhill Blvd.

941-764-6222

CALIFORNIASacramento

CONNECTICUTNiantic

FLORIDAFt. Myers

FLORIDAPort Charlotte

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.

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

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.

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.ubeaditsacremento.com

U BEAD IT

2525 Yorktown Ave.

www.thistlebeads.com
916-488-2323

THISTLE BEADS, LLC

55 Pennsylvania Ave.

860-739-6552

BABS BEAD WAREHOUSE

16205 S. Tamiami Trail, #4

239-432-1778

www.thebeadingladies.com

G & S JEWELRY, INC.

1931 Tamiami Trail

941-735-1054

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www.arollingstonebeads.com
320 E. Citrus Ave.

954-880-0880

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FLORIDASarasota

GEORGIAColumbus

ILLINOISDes Plaines (Near OHare)

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.

Monthly classes. Swarovski crystal distributor. Glass, sterling,


pearls, vintage, Delicas, seed beads, semi-precious and more.
Bulk discounts available. Mon - Sat 10am - 7pm.

DONNAS BEADS

THE BEADCAGE

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.

INDIANAValparaiso
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!

WorldMags.net

www.donnasbeads.com
2717 Beneva Road

941-444-7457

www.thebeadcage.com

www.bodaciousbeadschicago.com

6401 Whitesville Rd., Ste. 300

706-221-GIFT
877-THE-BEAD

bodacious beads
1942 River Road

847-699-7959

www.labeadalocabeads.com

IMAGINE BEADS

103 E. Morthland Dr., Ste. 1

FLORIDASebastian

GEORGIACumming

ILLINOISDowners Grove

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.

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.

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

Your Only Limitation is your imagination!


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

AA BEADS & MORE

BEADIFUL

J.B.C. BEADS

219-299-2270

IOWABettendorf

www.aabeadsonline.com

www.beadifulgifts.com

www.jbcbeads.com

YOUR DESIGN LTD.

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

5912 Bethelview Rd., Suite D

FLORIDASt. Petersburg

GEORGIAEllijay

ILLINOISEvanston

IOWAIowa City

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.

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:

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.

www.sparklespot.com

SPARKLE SPOT

7901 46th Ave. N.

727-424-4662

678-455-7858

www.jumpingmousebeads.com

JUMPING MOUSE BEADS

52 North Main St.

706-276-1215

1035 Havens Ct.

www.yourdesignltd.com

630-963-0460

www.aylasoriginals.com

2340 Cumberland Square Drive

563-355-1519

www.beadologyiowa.com

AYLA'S ORIGINALS

1511 Sherman Avenue

847-328-4040

BEADOLOGY IOWA

220 E. Washington St.

319-338-1566

FLORIDATampa

GEORGIAWatkinsville (Athens)

ILLINOISGlen Ellyn

KANSASEmporia

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.

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

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

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.ebeads.com

BEADS!

beads@ebeads.com

www.gonewiththebead.com

GONE WITH THE BEAD

abellabeadstudio.blogspot.com

A BELLA BEAD

www.plumbazaarbeads.com

PLUM BAZAAR

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

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

615 Commercial Street

FLORIDATampa

HAWAIIHonolulu

ILLINOISHighland Park

KENTUCKYLouisville

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!

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!

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.

Bead variety! Glass, gemstone, crystal, metals, wood, bone,


seed, Delicas, findings, books, minerals, wire, tools, supplies.
Classes. Mon - Sat 10-6.

813-258-3900

12807 W. Hillsborough Ave., Ste. H

www.tampabeadcafe.com

TAMPA BEAD CAFE

Florida - Maryland

320 Fletcher Ave., Ste. 107

813-374-9099

www.thebeadgallery.com

THE BEAD GALLERY, HONOLULU

1287 Kalani St., #103

808-589-2600

www.chelseasbeads.com

CHELSEA'S BEADS

1799 St. Johns Ave.

847-433-3451

FLORIDATitusville

IDAHOIdaho Falls

ILLINOISMorton

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.

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.

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.

RAINTREE

www.pandorasbaublesandbeads.com

PANDORAS BAUBLES & BEADS

www.pumpkinglass.com

PUMPKIN GLASS

www.afterglowbeads.com

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.

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

440 Park Avenue

FLORIDAWest Palm Beach

ILLINOISAurora

ILLINOISPalatine

LOUISIANABaton Rouge

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.

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 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.

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.beadsgonewild.com

CRYSTAL CREATIONS - BEADS GONE WILD

4058 Forest Hill Blvd.

561-649-9909

208-529-3696

www.abeadtifulthing.com

A BEADTIFUL THING

1649 Montgomery Road

630-236-5913

2059 S. Main St.

620-342-6607

309-266-7884

www.beadworldbeads.com

BEAD WORLD

8 S. Brockway

847-776-BEAD (2323)

318-442-2575

www.br-beads.com

BATON ROUGE BEAD COMPANY

11943 Coursey Blvd, Ste. A

225-292-3633

FLORIDAWest Palm Beach

ILLINOISBloomington

ILLINOISPalatine

LOUISIANANew Orleans

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.

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.

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.

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.

GARDEN OF BEADIN

FACETS OF ISIS

www.gemstonebeadimports.com

GEMSTONE & BEAD IMPORTS

4603 Okeechobee Blvd. #117

561-687-3663

www.gardenofbeadin.info
502 N. Prospect, Ste. 17

309-664-6000

www.facetsofisis.com

225 N. Northwest Hwy.

847-705-6614

THE ARTIST MARKET AND BEAD SHOP

1228 Decatur St.

504-561-0046

GEORGIAAlpharetta

ILLINOISChicago

ILLINOISPeoria

MAINEAugusta

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!

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.

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.

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.

BEAD BAYOU

CITY BEADS

FREE TO BEAD

www.beadbayou.net

5155 Highway 9 North

770-667-1233

www.citybeadschicago.com
3928 N Rockwell Street

312-316-1910

www.freetobead.com

3301 N. Prospect Rd.

309-682-BEAD (2323)

www.beadsonthekennebec.com

BEADS ON THE KENNEBEC

333 Water St.

207-622-1666

GEORGIAAtlanta area

ILLINOISChicago

ILLINOISSycamore

MAINEPortland

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

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.

Largest selection of beads, findings, wire and chain


in the area. 1,000+ charms. Mon - Fri 10-6, Sat 10-5,
call for Sun hours. GIA gemologist owner, engraving in store.
Bring in ad for $5.00 off a $25.00 purchase.

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.

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


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

STRING A STRAND ON WELLS

1361 N. Wells Street

GEORGIABraselton

ILLINOISCobden

INDIANAIndianapolis

MARYLANDAnnapolis (Edgewater)

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.

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.

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.

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

Shop Directory

THE COLORSTONES

www.beadjoux.com

www.stringastrand.com

2nd location: 3446 N S 4th

312-335-1930

www.etsy.com/shop/southpassbeads

BEADJOUX

706-658-0007

6750 Hwy. 53, Suite 103

SOUTHPASS BEADS

203 East Ash St.

618-893-6170

www.sweetearthjewelry.com

SWEET EARTH Gifts, Jewelry, Engraving & Beads


341 W. State St. (Rt. 64)

815-895-3011

www.beadsamore.com

BEADS AMORE

3834 East 82nd St.

317-595-0144

www.caravanbeads.net

CARAVAN BEADS

915 Forest Ave.

800-230-8941

www.thetwistedbead.com

THE TWISTED BEAD

167 Mitchells Chance Road

410-956-5529

GEORGIAClarkesville

ILLINOISDeerfield

INDIANAIndianapolis

MARYLANDBaltimore

Over 1,100 seed beads in different colors and sizes. Hundreds


of gemstones, a whole wall of findings plus tools, Czech
glass, leather, Paracord, Kumihimo supplies, charms,
Swarovski crystals and more. Wed - Sat 10-6, later on Tues.

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.

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.

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.

www.abeadgarden.com

A BEAD GARDEN

1442 Washington St.

86

Bead&Button

706-499-5336
|

www.studiobeads.com

STUDIO BEADS

816 Waukegan Road

www.BeadAndButton.com

847-607-8702

www.heirloom-classics.com

HEIRLOOM CLASSICS JEWELRY & BEADS

1311 E. Prospect St.

WorldMags.net

317-495-1102

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

MICHIGANFarmington

MINNESOTASt. Paul

Growing selection of Miyuki & metal seed beads, Swarovski,


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

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.

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.

PAM'S BEAD GARDEN

STORMCLOUD TRADING (BEADSTORM)

922 N. East Street

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.

WorldMags.net

www.eaststreetbeads.com

EAST STREET BEADS

NEW HAMPSHIREExeter

301-624-2323

22836 Orchard Lake Rd.

248-471-BEAD (2323)

www.beadstorm.com
725 Snelling Ave. N.

651-645-0343

www.SanterresStones.com

SANTERRES STONES N STUFF

42 Water St.

603-773-9393

MARYLANDNew Market

MICHIGANFarmington

MISSISSIPPIRidgeland

NEW HAMPSHIRESalem

Glass and African beads, jewelry findings, custom stamps,


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

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

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

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.

TOO CUTE BEADS

VILLAGE BEADS

www.polymerclayexpress.com

POLYMER CLAY EXPRESS

105 W. Main St.

www.toocutebeads.com
800-844-0138

866-342-3237
248-888-9925

31711 Grand River Ave.

MARYLANDPrince Frederick

MICHIGANFarmington (Downtown)

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!

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.mdbeadboutique.com

BEAD BOUTIQUE

28 Solomons Island Rd. S.

410-535-6337

MARYLANDRockville (White Flint area)

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.
www.accentsbeads.com

ACCENTS BEADS

12112 Nebel Street

301-881-2003

www.facebook.com/beadbohemia

BEAD BOHEMIA

33321 Grand River Ave.

248-474-9264

www.villagebeads.com

398 Highway 51, Ste. 30

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.
www.plumbazaarbeads.com

PLUM BAZAAR

123 E. Main St.

417-337-PLUM (7586)

AnitaNH.com

ANITAS BEADS

2517 Wakefield Road (Rte. 153)

603-522-6529

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!

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.

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

www.beadhaven.com

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

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

NEW JERSEYBergenfield (Only miles from NYC)

MISSOURISt. Louis

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.

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

www.thecreativefringe.com

THE CREATIVE FRINGE

210 Washington Ave.

616-296-0020

www.ibellaBEADS.com

ibella BEADS

770 N. New Ballas Rd.

800-221-9032

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!
www.beadsbyblanche.com

BEADS BY BLANCHE

106 N. Washington Ave.

201-385-6225

MASSACHUSETTSCambridge

MICHIGANGrand Ledge

MISSOURISt. Louis

NEW JERSEYCollingswood

A Harvard Square landmark since 1991, a must-visit for


anyone seeking creative beading inspiration, with a second
location in Salem, MA. Offering fine beads, findings, supplies,
classes, parties and repairs. Please visit our website for details.

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.

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.

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.

www.bostonbeadcompany.com

BOSTON BEAD STORE

23 Church St.

www.tttbeads.com

T & T TRADING, INC.

www.ladybugbeads.net

LADY BUG BEADS, LLC

www.jubilibeadsandyarns.com

JUBILI BEADS & YARNS

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

7616 Big Bend Blvd.

MASSACHUSETTSMansfield

MICHIGANOxford

MONTANABillings

NEW JERSEYLambertville

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.

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!

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.

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

BEADIFFERENT BOUTIQUE

BUY THE BEAD

617-868-9777

www.BeadCache.com

BEADCACHE

457 N. Main St.

508-339-3330

MASSACHUSETTSScituate

www.wedobeads.com

BEAUCOUP BEADS

248-969-7777

www.montanabeads.com
670 King Park Drive

406-651-8831

713 Haddon Ave

856-858-7844

www.sojourner.biz

SOJOURNER

26 Bridge Street

609-397-8849

MICHIGANRoyal Oak

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.
76A Front St. (rear)

www.beadifferentboutique.com
7 North Washington (M-24)

1-888-30BEADS

781-545-7000

NEVADAHenderson (Las Vegas)

NEW JERSEYMorganville

Specializing in beading & jewelry making supplies. Swarovski


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

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:

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.

www.sunscrystal.com

SUN'S CRYSTAL & BEAD SUPPLY

28056 Woodward Ave.

248-554-1330

www.beadjungle.com

BEAD JUNGLE

702-432-BEAD (2323)

Maryland - New York

978-388-3499

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.

NEW HAMPSHIREWilton

MICHIGANGrand Haven

THE RIVERWALK BEAD SHOP & GALLERY

603-458-2730

NEW HAMPSHIREWakefield

MISSOURISpringfield

MASSACHUSETTSAmesbury

www.riverwalkbeads.com

BEAD WITH STYLE

22 Stiles Rd.

MICHIGANFrankenmuth

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
32 Elm Street

www.beadwithstyle.com

Shop Directory

MARYLANDFrederick

www.thebirdsandthebeads.com

THE BIRDS AND THE BEADS

1590 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy., #160

411 Route 79

732-591-8233

MASSACHUSETTSSturbridge

MICHIGANTraverse City

NEVADALas Vegas

NEW JERSEYPoint Pleasant

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.

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.

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.

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.

SADIE GREENS EMPORIUM

NAWBIN BEADS

BEAD HAVEN LAS VEGAS

www.sadiegreens.com
320 Main Street

508-347-9085

www.nawbinbeads.com
925 E. Front St.

231-932-9514

www.BeadHavenLasVegas.com

7575 W. Washington Ave. #131

702-233-2450

www.beaddazzlenj.com

BEAD DAZZLE

2319 Bridge Avenue

732-295-6679

MASSACHUSETTSWalpole

MICHIGANYpsilanti (Downtown)

NEVADALas Vegas

NEW MEXICOAlbuquerque

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.

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

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.

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.

BEAD ADDICTION

WORLD OF ROCKS

DISCOUNT BEADS

www.bead-addiction.com
2000 Main St., Rt. 1A

508-660-7984

www.worldofrocks.com
42 N. Huron St.

I-94, Exit 183, go North


734-481-9981

www.discountbeadslv.com

www.stonemountainbeads.com

STONE MOUNTAIN BEAD GALLERY

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

4008 Central Ave. S.E.

505-260-1121

MICHIGANYpsilanti Twp.

NEW HAMPSHIREConcord

NEW MEXICOBosque Farms

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.

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.

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. Tu-W 10-6, Th-F 10-8, Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5

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!

www.beadseekers.com

FINDINGS, INC

3925 Jackson Rd.

734-929-9751

www.StonyCreekBead.blogspot.com for directions

STONY CREEK BEAD

2060 Whittaker Rd.

734-544-0904

www.beadit.biz

BEAD IT!

146 N. Main St.

603-223-0146

www.lodisbeads.com

LODIS BEADS

1400 Bosque Farms Blvd.

505-869-2333

MICHIGANDundee

MINNESOTAAkeley

NEW HAMPSHIREEpping

NEW YORKEast Rochester

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.

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.

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!!

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.

www.raisinriverbeads.com

RAISIN RIVER BEADS

141 Riley St.

734-529-3322

www.blueskybeads.net

BLUE SKY BEADS

29029 County 33

www.JustBeadingAround.com
218-652-3212

JUST BEADING AROUND

285 Calef Highway, Rte 125

603-734-4322

www.letsbead.com

LETS BEAD!

349 W. Commercial St.

585-586-6550

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MICHIGANAnn Arbor

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NEW YORKNanuet

OHIOCincinnati (Harrison)

OREGONPortland

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.

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.

Located in Historic Multnomah Village.


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

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.

WorldMags.net

www.BeadsMosaic.com

www.followyourbeadedbliss.com
BEADED BLISS
Always Follow Your Bliss
1151 Stone Drive, #E-5
513-202-1706

VILLAGE BEADS

NEW YORKNew York

OHIOCleveland (Oberlin)

PENNSYLVANIAAllentown

TEXASFort Worth

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.

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.

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.

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

BEADS ON FIFTH, INC.

BEAD PARADISE

BEADS MOSAIC

78 S. Middletown Rd., Ste. A

845-501-8295

beadson5th.com

376 Fifth Avenue

212-244-6616

www.beadparadise.com
29 West College St.

440-775-2233

NEW YORKNew York City

OHIOColumbus (Dublin)

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.

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.

www.beadkraft.com

BEADKRAFT

1231 Broadway (@ 30th St.)

www.1stopbeadshop.com

1 STOP BEAD SHOP

www.beadingdreams.com

7807 SW Capitol Highway

503-244-1821

www.katsbeadboutique.com

KATS BEAD BOUTIQUE

725 North 19th St.

610-432-7545

PENNSYLVANIAAudubon

BEAD HEAVEN

6900 Denton Hwy. (377 Hwy.)

214-366-1112

817-281-2002

TEXASPearland (So. of Houston)

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.
www.buttercupbeads.com

BUTTERCUP BEADS

BEADING DREAMS

5629 W. Lovers Lane

Excellent selection Swarovski crystal, semi-precious stones


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

ANTIQUES BEADS & CRAFTY PEOPLE

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

1123 Pawlings Rd.

NEW YORKNew York City

OHIOColumbus (Gahanna)

PENNSYLVANIACleona

TEXASTyler

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

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.

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

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

212-532-6820

www.beadsworldusa.com

BEADS WORLD

1384 Broadway

212-302-1199

www.gahannabeadstudio.com

GAHANNA BEAD STUDIO

1028 N. Hamilton Rd.

614-933-8948

484-524-8231

AURORA BEADS

242 W. Penn Ave.

717-272-5111

2517 Broadway St.

BEAD CRAZEE

6100 S. Broadway, Ste. 190

281-997-3600

903-581-7676

NEW YORKNew York City

OHIOPowell

PENNSYLVANIAHavertown

VERMONTWilliston

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.

Full service bead store and more!


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

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.

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.tohoshoji-ny.com

TOHO SHOJI (NY) INC.

New York - Virginia

990 6th Avenue

212-868-7465

www.bloominbeadsetc.com

BLOOMIN BEADS, ETC.

4040 Presidential Parkway

www.thebeadgarden.com
740-917-9008

THE BEAD GARDEN

2122 Darby Road

610-449-2699

www.beadcrazyvt.com

BEAD CRAZY

21 Taft Corners Shopping Ctr.

802-288-9666

NEW YORKQueens (Ozone Park)

OKLAHOMABroken Arrow

PENNSYLVANIAMedia

VIRGINIAAnnandale

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

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.

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.

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

www.ladyjanecraftcenter.com

(Belt Pkwy, Exit 17)

137-20 Crossbay Blvd.

718-835-7651

BEAD SHOP at Lady Jane Craft Center

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

BEAD BREAKOUT

2314 Monroe Avenue

585-271-2340

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.
www.chevronbeads.com

CHEVRON TRADING POST & BEAD CO.

40 N. Lexington Ave.

828-236-2323

NORTH CAROLINADurham

www.beadlesbeadshop.com

THE BEADLES

114 W. Dallas St.

918-806-8945

www.bluesantabeads.net

BLUE SANTA BEADS

1165 W. Baltimore Pike

tribalrugsjwlry@aol.com
610-892-2740

TRIBAL RUGS & JEWELRY

7120 Little River Turnpike

703-642-8260

OKLAHOMAOK City Metro (Midwest City)

PENNSYLVANIAPhiladelphia

VIRGINIACharlottesville

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

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!

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.

619 E. Passyunk Ave.

OKLAHOMAOklahoma City

PENNSYLVANIAPittsburgh

VIRGINIAChesapeake

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!

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

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!

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!

www.jansjewels.com

JANS JEWELRY SUPPLIES

3623 NW 10th St.

405-600-3043

www.beadworksphiladelphia.com

BEADWORKS

215-413-2323

www.crystalbeadbazaar.com

CRYSTAL BEAD BAZAAR

4521 Butler St.

412-687-1513

www.studiobaboo.com
STUDIO BABOO A Big Little Bead Store
1933 Commonwealth Dr.
434-244-2905

www.hausofbeads.com

GU'S HAUS OF BEADS

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

OREGONBend (downtown)

SOUTH CAROLINAHilton Head Island

VIRGINIAFalls Church

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.

More Beads Than You Can Imagine!


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

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.

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.

RARE EARTH BEAD SHOP

AZILLION BEADS

www.rareearthbeads.com

2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.

919-342-5966

www.azillionbeads.net

www.hightidebeads.com

910 NW Harriman St., #100

541-617-8854

HIGH TIDE BEADS

32 Palmetto Bay Road #14A

843-686-4367

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

NORTH CAROLINAForest City

OREGONDorena

SOUTH CAROLINAMt. Pleasant

VIRGINIAFredericksburg

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.

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

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.

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.

www.offthebeadedpathbeadstore.com

OFF THE BEADED PATH

2270 US Hwy. 74A

828-245-0306

www.bakerbay.com

BAKER BAY BEADS

35655 Shoreview Dr.

541-942-3941

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

www.beadparade.com

BEADS ON PARADE

10013 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Ste. 105

540-710-0705

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NORTH CAROLINARaleigh

OREGONMilwaukie

TENNESSEEKnoxville

VIRGINIALynchburg

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!

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!

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!

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.ornamentea.com

ORNAMENTEA

509 N. West St.

Downtown-Glenwood

919-834-6260

beadhappy.biz

BEAD HAPPY & GALLERY

15830 SE McLoughlin

503-650-7885

whitefoxbeads.com

WHITE FOX BEADS

5111 Homberg Drive

865-980-0237

www.abeadabode.com

A BEAD ABODE

101-A Hexham Drive

434-237-1261

OHIOA-Avon Lake

OREGONPortland

TEXASArlington (close to Six Flags)

VIRGINIARichmond

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.

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


Chain, Beads and Findings.

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.

Inspiring, fun, full-supply bead store.


Glass, stones, sterling, gold filled, charms & findings.
If you cant find it, ask. We probably have it!

BEAD WAREHOUSE/NL TRADING CO.

32961 Pin Oak Parkway

88

Bead&Button

440-212-1218

www.davabead.com

DAVA BEAD AND TRADE, INC.

2121 NE BRoadway

www.BeadAndButton.com

877-962-3282

www.wildbeads.biz

WILD BEADS

2833 Galleria Dr.

NORTH OF 6 FLAGS MALL


817-652-3232

WorldMags.net

www.BanglesandBeads.net

BANGLES & BEADS, INC.

3322 W. Cary St.

804-355-6118

WASHINGTONSeattle

WISCONSINFond du Lac

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

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

THE BEAD COTTAGE

FUSION BEADS

www.beadalotta.com

BEADALOTTA

www.meant-to-bead.com

WorldMags.net

www.thebeadcottage.com

5350 Kemps River Dr., #106

WISCONSINSun Prairie (Madison)

757-495-5400

www.fusionbeads.com

3830 Stone Way N.

206-782-4595

19 W. Scott St.

920-322-1885

MEANT TO BEAD

1264 W. Main Street

608-837-5900

VIRGINIAVirginia Beach

WASHINGTONSpokane

WISCONSINMadison

CANADABCAbbotsford

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!

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.

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

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.

VIRGINIA BEACH BEADS

BEYOND BEADS NORTH

MADISON BEAD COMPANY

www.virginiabeachbeads.com
2262 Seashore Shoppes

757-333-7235

www.beyondbeadsnorth.com
7452 N. Division St.

509-482-0674

www,madisonbead.com

515 S. Midvale Blvd., Ste. 2

608-274-0104

www.strungoutonbeads.ca

STRUNG OUT ON BEADS

33735 Essendene Ave.

604-852-8677

WASHINGTONArlington

WASHINGTONSpokane

WISCONSINPortage

CANADAONNewmarket

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

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.

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

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VIRGINIAVirginia Beach
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!

Full assortment Japanese seeds & Delicas, Swarovskis &


more. Notions, kits, tons of books, classes, friendly service.
45 minutes north of Toronto.

www.reddoorbeads.com

RED DOOR BEADS & GALLERY

3131 Smokey Point Dr. Suite 5A

360-913-4995

WONDERS OF THE WORLD In The Flour Mill

621 W. Mallon Ave.

509-325-2867

WASHINGTONLacey

608-742-5900

www.thatbeadlady.com

THAT BEAD LADY

390 Davis Dr.

905-954-1327

CANADAONParis

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.

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.funkyhannahs.com

FUNKY HANNAH'S BEADS

324 Main Street

360-754-2323

262-634-6088

www.4siriusbeaders.com

4 SIRIUS BEADERS

51 Ball St.

519-442-7454

WASHINGTONPort Townsend

WISCONSINBrookfield

WISCONSINSheboygan

CANADAONToronto

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.

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.

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.

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.

WYNWOODS GALLERY & BEAD STUDIO

ECLECTICA

www.wynwoods.com
940 Water St

360-385-6131

www.eclecticabeads.com

18900 W. Bluemound Rd.

262-641-0910

WASHINGTONPuyallup

WISCONSINBrookfield

A wide selection of beads, charms, Delicas, books,


seed beads, supplies, classes and more.
Monday - Saturday 10-6, Sunday 12-4

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.

E-mail: beadboppers@aol.com

BEAD BOPPERS

410 N. Meridian

www.eclecticabeads.com
253-848-3880

THE BEAD STUDIO

18900 W. Bluemound Rd.

262-641-0910

www.jsmbeadcoop.com

JSM BEAD COOP

931 North 8th St.

920-208-BEAD (2323)

WISCONSINStoughton (Madison Area)

Unique beads, charms & findings. Locally-made clay beads,


ancient & large-hole beads. Tons of leather & chain! Wide
selection of fun kits. DIY creative space. Metal stamping.
Classes too! Only 15 minutes from Madison or I-90.

www.diakonosdesigns.com

DIAKONOS DESIGNS-FAITH INSPIRED ART


187 E. Main Street

608-873-0210

www.beadfx.com

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

Advertiser's Index

BeadsRfun.com ............................ 82

Jesse James & Co., Inc ................. 81

To Bead True Blue ........................ 20

GENERAL

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

Jewelry Designer Manager ........... 80

TwoPurplePandas.com ................. 65

A Grain of Sand ............................. 8

Best Bead Show .............................. 8

John Bead Corp ........................... 91

Unicorne Beads, Inc...................... 80

Accent Bead Designs .................... 81

Blue Buddha Boutique.................... 8

Linda Richmond .......................... 81

Urban Beader, The........................ 20

Antelope Beads ............................ 72

Chain Sta ..................................... 81

Manek-Manek Beads ................... 80

Venetian Bead Shop ..................... 81

Apoxie Sculpt ............................... 82

Choi, Anne ................................... 82

Monsterslayer, Inc ........................ 31

Weave Got Maille ........................ 20

Art Clay World USA .................... 30

Claspgarten .................................. 82

Nina Designs .................................. 3

Wynwoods Gallery & Studio ....... 81

Art Jewelry magazine ................... 72

CraftOptics .................................... 3

Pandahall.com .............................. 75

Xuron Corporation ...................... 37

Art Jewelry Special Issue .............. 64

Craftsy ......................................... 10

Paragon Industries, Inc ................. 81

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

Down The Street Bead Show, The.. 80

Preciosa .......................................... 9

SHOPS

Austin Hamilton .......................... 80

Dreamtime Creations ................... 72

Prima Bead ................................... 81

Balonis, Marcia ............................ 82

Eloxite Corporation ..................... 73

Rings & Things ............................ 45

Bead Buddy .................................. 37

Environmental Technology, Inc .... 16

Rosaryworkshop.com .................. 82

Bead Mercantile Shows .................. 8

Equatoria ..................................... 73

Royalwood Ltd ............................ 81

Bead Renaissance Shows .............. 30

Fire Mountain Gems .................... 92

Rutledge, Cynthia ........................ 80

Bead&Button Binders .................. 83

Frumin Leslee ............................... 80

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

Bead&Button Books .............. 56, 74

Fusion Beads ................................ 45

SII Findings .................................. 26

Bead&Button DVD...................... 76

Gem & Lapidary Wholesalers ...... 72

SilverSilk ...................................... 82

ARIZONA
Beads Galore International, Inc. .... 3
CALIFORNIA
Baubles & Beads ......................... 80
FLORIDA
Beads Gone Wild ......................... 80
NEW YORK
Eastern Findings Corporation ..... 31
CANADA
BeadFX ....................................... 72

Bead&Button magazine ............... 18

Gem Faire / Bead Faire................. 65

SimplyBeadiful.com...................... 82

Bead&Button magazine-Digital ... 51

Gets.cn ......................................... 52

Soft Flex ....................................... 57

Bead&Button Show 2015 ............ 31

Goodybeads.com.......................... 45

Sonoran Beads ............................. 80

Beadaholique................................ 73

Green Girl Studios ....................... 80

Starman, Inc ................................. 27

Beadalon ...................................... 34

Har-Man Importing Corp ............ 41

Stinky Dog Beads ......................... 80

Beadcats/Universal Synergetics ..... 82

Heart of California Bead Expo .... 65

Swarovski North America LTD .... 17

Beadies Beadwork ........................ 65

Ibella Beads .................................. 81

Tamara Scott Designs ................... 81

Beads of the Month Club ............... 8

Innovative Bead Expos, The ........... 8

Thread A Bead ............................. 82

Beadsmith .................................... 16

Jan's Jewelry Supplies .................. 81

TierraCast .................................... 65

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Bead&Button magazine readers. The magazine is not
responsible for omissions or for typographical errors
in names or page numbers.

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WISCONSINRacine

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!
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www.prairieflowerbeads.com
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Artist Spotlight Robert Jennik

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Unconventional
glass
Robert Jenniks lampwork
art is as unorthodox
as his artistic roots.
by Stacy Werkheiser

Your career began with building


racing bikes! How did you become
interested in that line of work?

Starting at the age of 12, bicycling


was a daily experience. Most summer mornings, my friend Paul and
I would ride to the Milwaukee
lakefront, fish, and then ride home.
Around the age of 14, we headed
to Pike Lake and home again,
about 95 miles, on a very hot day.
That was the first time I bonked,
or what some call hitting the wall.
You bonked but never stopped?

For the next 20 years or so, everything I did was involved with bicycling. I worked in retail bicycle
stores and finally at a division of
Schwinn Bicycle called Paramount
Design. There I learned to fabricate in steel, brass braze
and silver solder, and
polish steel. I returned
to school around 1986
and graduated with a
BFA in metalsmithing.

What drew you to lampwork?

I started working at the bead store


Knot Just Beads in 1994 when
lampwork beads were just starting
to become popular in the U.S. I was
young and arrogant and thought,
I can do this.
And could you?

Lampwork was the first area in


the arts that I could not figure out.
After three months of experimenting, I threw away everything I had
made and bought a basic glass torch
and a kiln. This unconventional
method of learning allowed me to
discover several different ways to
make beads at a time when everyone was being taught the one way.
Sherry Serafini is smitten with your
cabochons. How did you swing that?

I honestly cannot remember if


Sherry bought some cabs or if I
gave her some. Regardless, she liked
the colors I was using, and if she
needed 30 or 40 cabs, I consistently
delivered well before her deadline.
Your work has taken some unusual
forms a set of lampwork bear
claws and a collection of glass
nails have both won awards in
the BeadDreams competition.

In Wisconsin, one cannot sell,


buy, or trade bear claws.
I was trying to create
something in glass that
was as beautiful and elusive as a real bear claw.

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And the nails?

If you removed some nails from your


floor, would you make jewelry out of
them? Absolutely not! I took the idea
of something useless in their original
material and made them in glass.
Rumor has it youve been experimenting with rawhide.

Several years ago, someone gave me


two hair-on buffalo hides. Each took
eight to 10 hours to scrape clean after
soaking in a mildly caustic solution
to soften the hair. This was one of the
most difficult and disgusting things
I have ever done. Why would anyone
choose to work in rawhide? Maybe
the same reason one would choose
to work in glass.
What else have you been up to?

Last year, a company started offering


104 COE compatible clear glass at
a very affordable price. This has
allowed me to make cabs that are
cased in a high-quality crystal clear
(above). These cabs are, in essence,
tiny paperweights. w
To learn more about
Robert Jenniks work,
visit www.etsy.com/
shop/robertjennik.

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