Beadwork April/May 2018 Fast & Fabulous: Jewel Tones

Jewel tones are universally flattering! These seven gorgeous designs from Beadwork April/May 2018 Fast & Fabulous feature regal shades of ruby red, emerald green, sapphire blue, royal purple, and citrine yellow. Find these plus 11 bead-weaving projects when you purchase the April/May 2018 issue of Beadwork.


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Tropical Punch by Anne Potter

Tropical Punch by Anne Potter

This juicy duo is perfect any time of year, but it’s especially wearable as spring emerges.

Techniques:
Knotting
Stringing

Materials list:
10 matte red 18–24×18–22mm sea glass freeform pebbles
2 chrysocolla 8×14mm rondelles
2 turquoise agate 10mm faceted rounds
2 coral red 12–13×10–12mm paper bicones
4 antiqued brass 3.3mm cornerless cubes
1 coral 25mm cotton tassel
1 gold 7mm jump ring
1 antiqued brass 8mm jump ring
1 antiqued brass 10mm lobster clasp
24″ of red .65mm waxed linen cord

Tools:
2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers
Scissors

Finished size: 8 1/2″

Option:
Use similar techniques to make matching earrings.

ANNE POTTER lives and beads in Illinois with her husband and five children. When not beading, Anne loves traveling, knitting, crocheting, watching all her kids’ sports, and garage sales. She is the author of Global Style Jewelry (Interweave, 2016). You can keep up with her at www.annepotter.com and on Facebook at Handmade by Anne Potter.


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Lanceolata by Erin Prais-Hintz

Lanceolata by Erin Prais-Hintz

The focus of this beautiful design includes emerald green, the glint of gold, and a touch of sparkle.

Techniques:
Stringing
Simple wireworking
Crimping

Materials list:
18 matte gold charlotte size 11° seed beads
20 emerald green copper luster 6×3mm fire-polished rondelles
20 light emerald 6mm fire-polished rounds
9 light emerald AB 8mm fire-polished rounds
6 olive 13×33mm cultured sea glass marquise spindle pendants
9 gold 8mm disc charms
1 gold/green/red/blue/black 25×77mm mosaic feather pendant
36 gold-plated 5×1mm square spacers
9 gold-plated 2″ eye pins
8 gold-plated 7mm jump rings
2 copper 2×3mm crimp tubes
18″ of gold-plated 6×10mm elongated oval chain
14″ of .015 beading wire

Tools:
2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Wire cutters
Crimping pliers

Finished size: 30″ (with 4″ focal)

ERIN PRAIS-HINTZ loves to mix patterns, textures, and colors to create one-of-a-kind wearable treasures for her company, Tesori Trovati Jewelry. Her work has been featured in dozens of publications, as well as in instructional videos and art exhibits. Erin lives in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, with her husband and two kids. Find her work at www.tesoritrovati.com.


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Woodland Whimsy by Jess Lincoln

Woodland Whimsy by Jess Lincoln

This vintage-inspired design uses sapphire blue as its backdrop and uniting color.

Technique:
Simple wireworking

Materials list:
2 Siam AB 4mm crystal bicones
2 amethyst 6mm crystal bicones
2 emerald matte 8×12mm pressed-glass leaves
1 blue Picasso 20×9mm pressed-glass drop
1 brass 27×30mm engraved hoop
1 brass 28×33mm delicate crest filigree link
1 arte metal 19mm woodland bird charm
1 blue-and-brass 30×35.5mm viola scrollwork pendant
1 brass 7mm flower-petal bead cap
1 brass 8mm foliage bead cap
1 brass 6×8mm lobster clasp
3 brass 21-gauge 1.5″ eye pins
2 brass 21-gauge 2″ head pins
1 brass 21-gauge 3″ head pin
4 brass 21-gauge 3mm jump rings (small)
6 brass 16-gauge 7.25mm jump rings (medium)
1 brass 16-gauge 10.25mm jump ring (large)
17 1/2″ brass 3.6×4.8mm extra fine oval chain

Tools:
2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Wire cutters

Finished size: 18″ (with 4″ focal)

JESS LINCOLN is inspired by ancient cultures, organic textures, nature, and the beauty of changing seasons. She enjoys creating artistic focal pieces and unique jewelry components with a vintage, rustic, and worn look using Vintaj natural metals and a variety of mixed-media techniques and materials. See her designs and inspiration at www.vintaj.com and on Vintaj social media pages.


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Ruby Rose by Rejetta Sellers

Ruby Rose by Rejetta Sellers

Royal red and rich gold fill this set with warmth, and the eclectic elements provide a sense of whimsy.

Techniques:
Knotting
Simple wireworking

Materials list:
2 opaque red Picasso 12×17mm pressed-glass leaves
1 red 40mm lampwork 5-petal flower
1 red/orange/beige 15×10mm ceramic flowered rondelle
1 brass 25×60mm vintage skeleton key
1 red/green/brown 23×43mm ceramic rose girl pendant
3 gold-filled 5mm daisy spacers
1 gold-filled 7×20mm hook-and-eye clasp
2 gold-plated 30mm hoop ear wires
17″ of 8mm brass unsoldered coin/2mm ruby crystal dangle chain
12″ of dark rust Irish 4-ply waxed linen cord

Tools:
2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Scissors

Finished size: 18 1/2″ (with 6 1/2″ focal)

Option:
Use similar techniques to make a matching bracelet.

REJETTA SELLERS is a wife and stay-at-home mom of two children. In her free time, she creates jewelry and sculpts rustic animal beads out of polymer clay. Find her work at www.jettabugjewelry.etsy.com.


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Akhet by Anne Perry

Akhet by Anne Perry

This Egyptian-inspired design is brought into the 21st century yet still fit for a queen.

Techniques:
Simple wireworking
Crimping
Stringing

Materials list:
1 g metallic mix 3.8×1mm O beads
2 blue 7–8×44–48mm vintage-glass curved tubes
8 gold 5×15mm pearl tubes
2 kyanite 10×20mm rectangles
8 brass 3mm rounds
1 blue/turquoise/brass 18×22mm Tibetan flat oval
20 gold 6.5×2mm brass heishi
1 blue 85mm tassel with gold cap, with attached 6mm jump ring
1 gold 2″ head pin
2 gold 2mm crimp tubes
2 gold 5mm crimp covers
18″ of gold .75mm cable chain with 2 attached 2×4mm oval jump rings
18″ gold .75mm cable chain necklace with attached
6mm spring-ring clasp
16″ of gold .015″ beading wire

Tools:
Round-nose pliers
Wire cutters
Crimping pliers

Finished size: 18″ (short necklace); 30 1/2″ (with 3 3/4″ focal) (long necklace)

ANNE PERRY is the director of two learning centers in Southern California. She has been beading in her spare time ever since her best friend cleaned out her craft closet and gave Anne all of her beads.


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Jewel-Toned Potpourri by Katie Wall

Jewel-Toned Potpourri by Katie Wall

Jewel tones unite to create these fun and stylish bracelets.

Techniques:
Simple wireworking

Materials list:
6 g light blue–lined transparent matte dark blue size 8° Japanese seed beads
140 matte metallic purple iris size 11° Japanese triangles
140 metallic denim blue size 11° Japanese triangles
6 g nickel-plated 2×4mm Japanese peanut beads
140 purple iris gold 4mm tri-beads
42 matte metallic copper 3mm fire-polished rounds
35 saturated fuchsia 4mm fire-polished rounds
21 alabaster pastel Bordeaux 6mm fire-polished rounds
12 rounds of silver 2.25″ diameter round bracelet memory wire

Tools:
Memory-wire cutters
Round-nose pliers

Finished size: 2 1/4″ (inner diameter)

Tip:
Always use memory-wire cutters (or strong hardware-store cutters) to cut memory wire; the hard steel will ruin your nice jewelry-making wire cutters.

Alternate colorway:
6 g matte mustard yellow size 8° Japanese seed beads
140 matte gray iris size 11° Japanese triangles
140 metallic precious gold size° 11 Japanese triangles
6 g opaque milky gray luster 2x4mm Japanese peanut beads
140 brass gold 4mm tri-beads
50 Persian turquoise 3mm fire-polished rounds
25 goldenrod 6mm fire-polished rounds
50 saturated navy 4mm fire-polished rounds
12 rounds of silver 2.25″ diameter round bracelet memory wire

KATIE WALL has been working with beads for over twenty-five years. She loves to work with bright, bold colors, and she is currently obsessed with bead crochet. She lives in Seattle with her pup, Scout, and works at Fusion Beads.


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Sapphire Afternoon by Michelle Mach

Sapphire Afternoon by Michelle Mach

This regal design sparkles like real sapphires—wear it from daytime into evening!

Techniques:
Stringing
Crimping
Hole punching
Simple wireworking
Gluing
Knotting

Materials list:
45 cobalt size 11° seed beads
273 cobalt 3mm fire-polished rounds
114 cobalt 4mm fire-polished rounds
1 cobalt 6mm pressed-glass rondelle
1 cobalt 8mm melon round
1 old silver pewter 7×33mm ribbed filigree connector link
1 old silver pewter 22×25mm filigree flower connector link
1 silver-plated 5mm daisy spacer
1 aluminum 25mm 18-gauge circle blank
1 silver-plated 2″ head pin
4 silver-plated 4×5mm oval jump rings
10 silver-plated 5mm round jump rings
1 silver-plated 10×5mm barrel clasp
12 silver-filled 2×3mm twisted crimp tubes
60″ of .014 flexible beading wire
Black 10 lb WildFire beading thread
Jewelry adhesive

Tools:
Scissors
Wire cutters
2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Metal hole punch

Finished size: 20″ (with 2″ focal)

Option:
Use similar techniques to make matching earrings.

MICHELLE MACH finds inspiration in her favorite books and movies, unusual beads and findings, and her own backyard in Colorado. She is the author of Unexpected Findings (Interweave, 2014). Visit her website at www.michellemach.com to see more of her work.


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