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Issue 3 (Jan/Feb 2006) Bracelets Issue
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Issue 3 (Jan/Feb 2006) Bracelets Issue

     Welcome friends, Happy New Year! 2006 is here and I’m still wondering how 2005 went by so fast. This is the start of our first full year of issues and we are very excited about all of the wonderful projects we have lined up for you. I would like to take a moment to invite our readers who design original beadwork to consider sending your favorites to our magazine for possible inclusion in the line up. Perhaps there’s a talented but shy member in your Bead Society whose work would be enjoyed by many. Please encourage them to send photos- I love to feature new designers and am happy to work with them on the instructions.

This issue features a bracelet bonanza! Everyone likes the (nearly) instant gratification offered by the short length of bracelets. They don’t require a huge investment of time or beads and are a terrific way to taste test a new stitch or two. There are many stitches to choose from: R.A.W, peyote, loom, square and ladder stitches all create stunning adornment for your wrist. We have necklaces too! Sandra D. Halpenny shares another of her lacy seed bead delights, Linda Gettings shows us a new trick with peyote stitch. Chalaedra has a clever brick stitch bezel and earring set to challenge your skills.   Deb Moffett-Hall - Editor

Lacey Swag Seed Bead Necklace Lacey Swag Seed Bead Necklace
by Sandra D. Halpenny

Loops and swirls of transparent blue seed beads are accented with sparkling red bicone crystals. 15 inch choker.

Materials list:
  • 8 grams Japanese size 11 seed beads, Montana Blue
  • 102 Bicone crystals, 3mm Siam Red
  • Clasp of choice
  • Fireline or thread of choice
Individual Pattern available, SEARCH using: 00011933 at Sova-Enterprises.com


The I Can’t Believe it’s Beads Bracelet The I Can't Believe it's Beads Bracelet

Size 8 Delicas are peyote stitched with size 11 seeds to create a wonderfully textured band that looks like metal mesh.

Materials List for 7½ inch bracelet
  • 169 size 8 Delica Beads in gold or silver
  • 320 size 11 Seed Beads in gold or silver
  • 28 size 15 Seed Beads in gold or silver
  • 12 mm toggle clasp in gold or silver
  • 4lb or 6lb test Fireline or beading thread of choice
Individual Pattern is not available



Bicycle Chain Bracelet Bicycle Chain Bracelet

A fun R.A.W variation that works up quickly and looks fabulous. Add fire polished crystals for extra sparkle.

Materials needed for black & silver or gold version:
  • 21 Heishe beads, 5mm in silver or gold
  • 40 Bugle beads, 3mm in silver or gold
  • 40 Seed beads, size 8 in black or gold
  • 180 Seed beads, size 15 in silver or gold
Materials needed for green fire polished crystal version:
  • 18 Heishe beads, 5mm in silver
  • 34 Bugle beads, 3mm in silver lined green
  • 34 Fire polished crystals, 4mm in green (FP)
  • 160 Seed beads, size 15 in green
For all styles:
  • Clasp of choice approximately 8mm in size
  • Stringing material of choice, 8 lb test Fireline used in samples
Individual Pattern available, SEARCH using: 00014116 at Sova-Enterprises.com



Caribbean Holiday Caribbean Holiday
by Chalaedra (Charlotte Holley - Beaded Legends by Chalaedra)

Wrap a stone cabochon with a decorative brick stitch bezel and bail. String luscious fringe to complete the look. Stitch up some stunning shoulder brushing earrings to match.

Materials list:
  • Size 15 seed beads, 2 grams in each of the following colors
  • Soft White, Metallic Bronze, Burnt Sienna, Light Teal, Teal, Dark Teal
  • 5 Blue Zircon color Bicone Crystals, 6mm
  • 67 Blue Zircon color Bicone Crystals, 4mm
  • 1 Stone Cabochon, 30 mm x 40 mm, flat back rounded dome top, about 5-7 mm thick through the middle
  • Beading thread, size 00 black, used doubled
  • Carded Rust Bead Stringing Cord with attached twisted needle, size 6
  • Clasp and 2 bead + 2 clamshell bead tips
  • Bees wax if desired
  • Large tapestry needle or awl for tightening knots
Individual Pattern (similar Earring pattern) available, SEARCH using: 00013676 at Sova-Enterprises.com




Silver Slider Bracelet Silver Slider Bracelet
by Diana Wilson

Antiqued silver and crystal sliders from the craft store pair with size 8 Delicas to make a bracelet with vintage style glamour.

Materials List
  • 37 size 8 Silver Delicas
  • 8 silver/crystal sliders by Crystal Innovations
  • 32 Silver daisy spacers, 3.5mm<
  • 160 Silver size 11 seed beads
  • 1 silver clasp, 14 mm
  • Thread
Individual Pattern is not available


Peyote Stitch Wine Stopper Peyote Stitch Wine Stopper
by Deb Moffett-Hall

Size 11 Delicas are peyote stitched into a beautiful cover for a purchased wine stopper kit. An easy, elegant gift idea.

Delica Beads, size 11
  • 1 Gram DB 032
  • ¼ Gram DB 881
  • ¼ Gram DB 880
  • 1¼ grams DB 877
  • 1¼ grams DB 373
  • ½ gram DB 340
  • 2 grams each DB 10 & DB 310 - Mix DB 10 & DB 310 & use as one color
Individual Pattern available, SEARCH using: 00014112 at Sova-Enterprises.com


Peyote Box Chain Peyote Box Chain
by Linda Gettings

Quick stitch the peyote base with size 8 seed beads and add zigzag accents of size 11 seeds to draw the edges up and make a box shaped cord.

17 inch necklace (8 inch bracelet) Materials list
  • 400 size 8 seed beads (220)
  • 450 size 11 seed beads color A (250)
  • 450 size 11 seed beads color B (optional)
  • 28 cube beads 4 mm - necklace only
  • 14mm Clasp
  • Fireline, or beading thread of choice
Individual Pattern is not available


Meet Linda Gettings Meet Linda Gettings
Visit the studio of this talented Designer, Author and Teacher

Sweet Heart Vine Bracelet Sweet Heart Vine Bracelet
by Deb Moffett-Hall

Both Peyote and loom charts are included for this charming valentine inspired bracelet.

Materials needed to create one 7 inch bracelet of either style:
Size 11 Delica Beads show; DB# - Color - (Amount)
  • #410 Gold (260)
  • #876 Lt Green (200)
  • #754 Dr Green (30)
  • #361 Blue (620)
  • #201 White (10)
  • #1371 Lt Pink (50)
  • #856 Dr Pink (400)
  • 10 mm Gold tone clasp
  • 2 gold jump rings 5mm if needed for clasp
  • Sample was stitched with 4 lb test Fireline
Individual Pattern is not available


Tricky Triangles Crystal Bracelet Tricky Triangles Crystal Bracelet

Ladder stitch triangle beads into spacer bars and add crystals and seed beads to create this dazzling bracelet.
Ladder stitch triangle spacer bars. Add crystals & seed beads to create this sparkling 7.5 inch beauty.

Materials list:
  • 125 Toho Triangles
  • 50 Smoked Topaz bicone crystals, 3mm
  • 25 Olive crystals, 3mm
  • 2 Olive crystals, 6mm
  • 150 Bronze seed beads size 15
  • 2 gold crimp beads
  • 10 inches beading wire
  • 1 gold 12mm clasp
Individual Pattern is not available


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Product and Book Reviews
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The Bead Shop: Marketing Your Jewelry
www.beadshop.com
(650) 328-7925





The Bead Cellar
Bead Pattern Design program for PC
 
     This is the design program I have on my PC. It is one of the easiest to learn & it is user friendly. The photo to beads conversion is a favorite feature for many new designers. Tech support is available online or by telephone. Let your inner designer play!

The Bead Cellar
www.beadcellar.com
(856) 665-4744

 
The Bead Cellar
  



Bead Knitting
Bead Knitting
by Mary Libby Neiman
 
   Mary has packed many wonderful designs into this book! Everything from bracelets, earrings, and necklaces to bead accented hats and other wearables.
 
Lots of hints and tips to help you chose the right beads and threads too.
Large color photos of the projects and steps along the way. Basic knitting instructions are included for newbies. 

Design Originals
www.d-originals.com
(817) 877-0067


Issue 3 Corrections:

Page 2 - Table of Contents
The "I Can't Believe it's Beads" Bracelet - Size 11 seeds (not size 15 seeds)

Page 9 - The "I Can't Believe it's Beads" Bracelet - Material & Supplies List
Old: 320 size 15 Seed Beads in gold or silver
NEW: 320 size 11 Seed Beads in gold or silver
NEW: 28 size 15 Seed Beads in gold or silver


Page 11 - The "I Can't Believe it's Beads" Bracelet - Bottom of the page at 12.
Old: String 11 seed beads - clasp - pass through
NEW: String 11 size 15 seed beads - clasp - pass through

**The corrections above were made to the Issue 3 CDs prior to shipping for 'by Mail Subscribers' and 'Individual Issues by Mail'.



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