Beadwork, April/May 2015

April May 2015 BeadworkExplore 14 beaded projects, a plethora of beading techniques, and an abundance of inspiration in the April/May issue of Beadwork magazine! Give a variety of shaped beads a try as you make any or all of the 8 projects featuring these exciting new beads. And bead along with associate editor Barb Switzer as she makes Katie Wall’s Diamondback Bangle, or buy the kit to make all three colorways!

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR PROJECTS
   
CHRYSANTHEMUM BLOSSOMS PYRAMID PATH BRACELET
Cindy Holsclaw
Barbara Falkowitz and Amy Haftkowycz
 
RISING PHOENIX EARRINGS
Penny Dixon
PROJECTS
   
CLEOPATRA’S COLLAR SWINGIN’ SOUTACHE
Svetlana Chernitsky
Amee K. Sweet-McNamara
   
INCANTO EARRINGS SLAINTE NECKLACE
Monica Vinci
Lanai Kinsky
   
TRIPLE TREAT BRACELET GAZANIA PENDANT
Alicia Grebe
Charlotte Hirschberger
   
MERRY-GO-ROUND BANGLE SEA GLASS GARDEN (Quick and Easy Project)
Csilla Csirmaz
Svetlana Chernitsky
 
DIAMONDBACK BANGLE
Katie Wall
DEPARTMENTS AND FEATURES
DEPARTMENTS

  • Passing Through
  • W.O.R.D. (What Our Readers Did)
  • Contributors
  • The Challenge
  • Cool Stuff
  • Custom Cool
  • Techniques
  • Bead Buzz
  • Bead Artist, Sigi Contreras
FEATUREBead Crochet Ropes 101 by Barb Switzer
Become an expert at making bead crochet ropes with this tutorial from Barb Switzer, plus a project using six bead colors that is easy to learn and follow.
ALTERNATE COLORWAYS
*Many designers sell kits for the main project and alternate colorways; please contact individual designers for kit information.

Chrysanthemum Blossoms by Cindy Holsclaw
Page 34, top necklace, topaz colorway
6 g metallic rainbow bronze size 15° seed beads (A)
6 g metallic rainbow bronze size 11° seed beads (B)
13 g transparent rainbow luster dark topaz gold 5×2.5mm half Tilas (C)
11 g metallic gold 6mm flat 2-hole triangles (D)
15 g rosaline celsian 6mm flat 2-hole triangles (E)
5 golden shadow 14mm crystal rivolis
2 gold 6mm soldered jump rings
1 gold 11x20mm S-clasp
Smoke 6 lb braided beading thread

Pyramid Path Bracelet by Barbara Falkowitz and Amy Haftkowycz
Page 30, left bracelet, purple colorway
3 g silver-lined aqua size 15° seed beads (A)
5 g metallic pale lilac size 11° seed beads (B)
3 g dark turquoise Picasso 5×2.5mm 2-hole seed beads (C)
2 purple opal 3x2mm crystal rondelles (D)
20 pale rose 4x3mm crystal rondelles (E)
20 aqua celsian 4mm fire-polished rounds (F)
22 opaque green luster 4mm pressed-glass rounds (G)
18 dark mauve luster 4mm pressed-glass rounds (H)
10 metallic purple 11mm 2-hole bead studs (J)
1 silver 18mm toggle clasp
Smoke 6 lb braided beading thread
Rising Phoenix Earrings by Penny DixonPage 40, top earrings, gold/teal colorway
1 g shimmering mustard size 15° seed beads (A)
1 g antiqued bronze size 15° seed beads (B)
2 g midnight blue AB size 11° seed beads (C)
1 g old gold size 11° seed beads (D)
1 g old gold size 8° seed beads (E)
1.5 g bronze 5×2.5mm 2-hole seed beads (F)
1 g midnight blue AB 3.4mm Japanese drops (G)
2 opaque turquoise Picasso 4mm fire-polished rounds (H)
8 opaque turquoise Picasso  6mm fire-polished rounds (J)
32 matte metallic flax 6mm flat 2-hole triangles (K)
1 pair of gold-plated 20mm ear wires

Rising Phoenix Earrings by Penny DixonPage 43, purple/teal colorway
1 g gold-lined aqua size 15° seed beads (A)
1 g light topaz-lined opaque lavender size 15° seed beads (B)
2 g gold-lined aqua size 11° seed beads (C)
1 g dark blue size 11° seed beads (D)
1 g light topaz-lined opaque lavender size 8° seed beads (E)
1 g silver 5×2.5mm 2-hole seed beads (F)
1 g dark blue 3.4mm Japanese drops (G)
2 burgundy 4mm crystal pearl rounds (H)
8 polychrome orchid 6mm fire-polished rounds (J)
32 polychrome black currant 6mm flat 2-hole triangles (K)
1 pair of silver-plated 20mm ear wires

Rising Phoenix Earrings by Penny DixonPage 44, fuchsia/green colorway
2 g nickel size 15° seed beads (A and B)
2 g gold-lined aqua size 11° seed beads (C)
1 g nickel size 11° seed beads (C)
1 g nickel size 8° seed beads (E)
1 g turquoise 5×2.5mm 2-hole seed beads (F)
1 g nickel 3.4mm Japanese drops (G)
2 iridescent green 4mm crystal pearls (H)
8 iridescent green 6mm crystal pearls (J)
32 pearl-coat purple velvet 6mm flat 2-hole triangles (K)
1 pair of silver-plated 20mm ear wires

Swingin’ Soutache by Amee K. Sweet-McNamaraPage 50, top left bracelet, blue colorway
4 g opaque blue size 11° seed beads (A and B)
2 g opaque blue size 8° seed beads (C)
42 total 6mm glass pearls in a mix of blue, green, and purple (D)
9′ of dark blue 1/8″ soutache braid
4 1/2′ of emerald green 1/8″ soutache braid
4 1/2′ of striped blue 1/8″ soutache braid
4 1/2′ of burgundy 1/8″ soutache braid
2 silver 5.5x9mm round magnetic clasps
Blue size B nylon beading thread
2 x 8″ piece of dark blue Ultrasuede
Fabric glue
Swingin’ Soutache by Amee K. Sweet-McNamara
Page 53, multi-colored colorway
4 g light blue size 11° seed beads (A and B)
2 g orange-lined clear size 8° seed beads (C)
42 total 6mm glass pearls in a mix of fuchsia, yellow, green, blue, and pink (D)
4 1/2′ of pink 1/8″ soutache braid
4 1/2′ of raspberry 1/8″ soutache braid
4 1/2′ of light blue 1/8″ soutache braid
4 1/2′ of brown striped 1/8″ soutache braid
4 1/2′ of orange 1/8″ soutache braid
2 antiqued gold 5.5x9mm round magnetic clasps
Light pink size B nylon beading thread
2 x 8″ piece of lime green Ultrasuede
Fabric glue
 
I
ncanto Earrings by Monica Vinci
Page 54, top earrings, gold/topaz colorway
3 g gold size 15° seed beads (A)
18 gold size 11° seed beads (B)
1 g gold 5×2.5mm 2-hole seed beads (C)
12 crystal AB2X 3mm crystal bicones (D)
2 foil-back golden 12mm crystal rivolis
28 brown 4mm crystal pearl rounds (E)
24 creamrose 4mm crystal pearl rounds (F)
10 creamrose 6mm crystal pearl rounds (G)
16 cream 8x4mm piggy beads (H)
1 pair of gold-plated 4mm crystal rhinestone ear wires
White size B nylon beading thread

Incanto Earrings by Monica Vinci
Page 56, blue colorway
3 g silver size 15° seed beads (A)
18 silver size 11° seed beads (B)
1 g turquoise Picasso 5×2.5mm 2-hole seed beads (C)
12 Carribean blue opal 3mm crystal bicones (D)
2 foil-back light turquoise 12mm crystal rivolis
32 light blue 4mm rounds (E)
20 steel 4mm crystal pearl rounds (F)
10 turquoise 6mm rounds (G)
16 turquoise 8x4mm piggy beads (H)
1 pair of silver-plated 4mm crystal rhinestone ear posts
White size B nylon beading thread

Triple Treat Bracelet by Alicia Grebe
Page 66, top bracelet, pale green/bronze/topaz colorway
1 g African sunset gold luster size 15° seed beads (A)
2 g opaque luster Picasso 5×2.5mm 2-hole seed beads (B)
17 dark bronze 3mm fire-polished rounds (C)
10 smoky topaz 4mm fire-polished rounds (D)
55 pale green 3mm glass pearl rounds (E)
1 silver/bronze 6mm pearl round
1 silver 14mm shank button
Smoke 8 lb braided beading thread
Triple Treat Bracelet by Alicia Grebe
Page 64, right bracelet, cream/dark bronze/olive green colorway
1 g dark bronze size 15° seed beads (A)
2 g opaque cream Picasso 5×2.5mm 2-hole seed beads (B)
17 olivine 3mm crystal bicones (C)
10 dark bronze 4mm fire-polished rounds (D)
55 light green Picasso 3mm pressed-glass rounds (E)
1 copper 6mm crystal pearl round
1 green 14mm shank button
Smoke 8 lb braided beading thread

Triple Treat Bracelet by Alicia Grebe
Page 66, bottom bracelet, white/salmon colorway
1 g dark salmon Indian pink crystal size 15° seed beads (A)
2 g ultra-luster 5×2.5mm 2-hole seed beads (B)
17 rosaline AB 3mm fire-polished rounds (C)
10 matte copper 4mm fire-polished rounds (D)
55 off-white 3mm glass pearl rounds (E)
1 silver/bronze 6mm pearl round
1 dark red 12mm pressed-glass flower shank button
Crystal 8 lb braided beading thread

Merry-Go-Round Bangle by Csilla Csirmaz
Page 74, left/middle bracelet, brown/cream colorway
5 g yellow Picasso size 11° seed beads (A)
5 g matte brown size 11° seed beads (B)
15 g bronze galvanized size 9° seed beads (C)
15 g cream Picasso 5×2.5mm 2-hole seed beads (D)
15 cream 8mm pressed-glass rounds (E)
15 fuchsia AB 4mm crystal bicones (F)
Smoke 6 lb braided beading thread

Merry-Go-Round Bangle by Csilla Csirmaz
Page 74, bottom bracelet, gray/green colorway
5 g silver-lined light pine size 11° seed beads (A)
10 g metallic gold over transparent light amber size 11° seed beads (B)
15 g matte metallic gold size 9° seed beads (C)
15 g opaque olive Picasso 5×2.5mm 2-hole seed beads (D)
15 lime green 8mm pressed-glass rounds (E)
15 light amethyst 4mm crystal bicones (F)
Smoke 6 lb braided beading thread

Diamondback Bangle by Katie Wall
Page 26, left bracelet, alternate pattern
Note: The bead colors remain the same; use the following stringing pattern to form the variation.
Round 1:  String 1G, 1C, 1A, 1B, 1A, 1C.
Round 2:  String 1G, 1G, 1C, 1A, 1A, 1C.
Round 3:  String 1G, 1F, 1G, 1C, 1A, 1C.
Round 4:  String 1G, 1F, 1F, 1G, 1C, 1C.
Round 5:  String 1G, 1F, 1D, 1F, 1G, 1C.
Round 6:  String 1G, 1F, 1D, 1D, 1F, 1G.
Round 7:  String 1G, 1F, 1D, 1E, 1D, 1F.
Round 8:  String 1G, 1G, 1F, 1D, 1D, 1F.
Round 9:  String 1G, 1C, 1G, 1F, 1D, 1F.
Round 10:  String 1G, 1C, 1C, 1G, 1F, 1F.
Round 11:  String 1G, 1C, 1A, 1C, 1G, 1F.
Round 12:  String 1G, 1C, 1A, 1A, 1C, 1G.

Diamondback Bangle by Katie Wall
Page 26, top bracelet, alternate pattern
Note: The bead colors remain the same; use the following stringing pattern to form the variation.
Round 1:  String 1G, 1B, 1C, 1A, 1C, 1B.
Round 2:  String 1G, 1G, 1B, 1C, 1C, 1B.
Round 3:  String 1G, 1E, 1G, 1B, 1C, 1B.
Round 4:  String 1G, 1E, 1E, 1G, 1B, 1B.
Round 5:  String 1G, 1E, 1F, 1E, 1G, 1B.
Round 6:  String 1G, 1E, 1F, 1F, 1E, 1G.
Round 7:  String 1G, 1E, 1F, 1D, 1F, 1E.
Round 8:  String 1G, 1G, 1E, 1F, 1F, 1E.
Round 9:  String 1G, 1B, 1G, 1E, 1F, 1E.
Round 10:  String 1G, 1B, 1B, 1G, 1E, 1E.
Round 11:  String 1G, 1B, 1C, 1B, 1G, 1E.
Round 12:  String 1G, 1B, 1C, 1C, 1B, 1G.

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