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Журнал посвящен работе с бисером и созданию бижутерии

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MATERIALS Spice up your life with a glass pendant and vanilla
brown leather. Designed by Finn’s Art Glass.
3m x 1mm Brown Leather
2 x metal Fold Over ends STEP ONE STEP THREE
1 x lobster clasp
Jump rings Cut 5 x 60cm lengths of leather. Take two pieces of leather and make a knot
3cm from pendant. Thread both lengths
BEADS STEP TWO through 5mm bead and knot in place.

1 x fused glass pendant Thread all lengths through bail of pendant; STEP FOUR
(bail attached) centre bead on leather; hold in place with
4 x 5mm glass tape while working. Make another knot 7cm from bead. Thread
lampwork beads on 10mm bead and knot in place.
2 x 7mm glass Repeat on other side.
lampwork beads
4 x 10mm glass STEP FIVE
lampwork beads
Take one piece of leather and make a knot
TOOLS 8cm from pendant. Thread on 7mm bead
and knot in place. Repeat on other side.
Chain nose pliers
Sticky tape STEP SIX
Jump ring pliers – optional
LENGTH: 50 to 55 cm Take remaining two pieces of leather and make
a knot 5cm from pendant. Thread on 10mm
Rating bead and knot in place. Repeat on other side.

52 Creative Beading STEP SEVEN

Make another knot 7cm from bead. Thread
on 5mm bead and knot in place. Repeat on
other side.


Cut leather to desired length. Gather ends
and place in metal fold over end. Using
pliers, press one of the tabs to fold over
leather completely, close other tab over this.
Repeat other end.


Attach jump ring to each end. Attach lobster
clasp to one end. Additional jump rings or an
extension chain can be attached to the other
end to adjust length further.

Fused glass pendant and/or project
kit available.

Finn’s Art Glass
Phone 02 9771 2355




Together ByTrevorLang


“Craft and CHRIS AND ANNLEE BUTLER live at Bellbird years,” Annlee reveals. “Chris says he has
bead shows (near Cessnock) with ‘Malt’ – their Chocolate always loved the texture and flowing look of
provide Burmese cat. They love their beautiful glass – he really needed a hobby and started
opportunities surroundings in the Hunter Valley; and they creating with glass in 2003.”
for buying both love beading.
up all those Chris is quite happy to reveal how this
findings and “The Hunter Valley region is so great to live occurred.
special things in,” Annlee enthuses. “We are close enough
that just say to Sydney to go there for a day but far enough “Annlee was invited to the Master Class of
‘take me to away that it feels like living in the country. 2003 at ‘Bead and Button’ in Milwaukee and
your bead People in the Hunter have not lost that ‘be she was going to be busy for five days,” he
room’.” friends to your neighbour’ sort of attitude. We explains. “She thought I was going to be bored,
have an airport nearby. We also get to see so asked if I would like to attend a class on
some of the best music concerts as we live in glass bead making. The idea was that when
the vineyards area. People like Elton John and we came home I would show her how to do
other famous performers visit our region. We it – she told me she was nervous with the gas
love to enjoy good music while drinking wine and didn’t want to look stupid in the class. So
and eating excellent food.” I attended a class with Ginny Sycuro and after
three days I was hooked. I am sure Annlee saw
Annlee is the more vocal side of this talented the potential because she didn’t say anything
partnership. Her passions include seed beads when I bought a kiln and a heap of glass and
and thread work, and usually wearable shipped it all back to Australia. Annlee has
beadwork; while Chris enjoys making glass never asked to learn how to make beads – she
beads or playing with glass. Lately he has even is happy just to sit and watch me … or, more
been making glass marbles. frequently, to place orders with me for the
particular beads she would like.”
“I have been interested in beads for about
20 years but have been seriously collecting Annlee came to beading on a more deliberate
seed beads in my bead room for about 15 path, after experimenting with some beads.

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“I had been playing with beads, just their pieces for sale on its website at
stringing them for amusement,” she says.
“I found a strand of glass pearls in my late
grandmother’s jewellery box. I knew they were They are keen participants at bead shows,
not real pearls but I wanted to restring them. where they often acquire materials for their
I found a bead store which was more of the own creative work.
‘hippy style’ store – but the owners showed
me how to knot the pearls. Armed with bags “Chris and I can be seen trolling the stalls
of what I thought were small beads (they were at most craft and bead shows, buying glass
actually eights and sixes) I came home and rods and beads,” Annlee says. “Over the
started making flower and leaves.” last couple of bead shows Chris has started
a special collection he calls ‘his beads’ – in
That was only the beginning. other words, I don’t get to use them. These
“It didn’t take long before I was looking in are usually special beads from another bead
bookshops and libraries for books on beads maker, showing a distinctive style. So far,
and how to use them. My niece found a he has beads from glass makers like Leah
stack of old ‘Bead and Button’ magazines Fairbanks, KGB beads, Larry Scott, Wendy
at a garage sale and sent them to me – I Bergman, Pauline Delaney, Carol Morando,
photocopied everything I could,” she relates. “I Lily Dickson and a stash of others. He won’t let
must have spent $100 on photocopies. I knew me have these beads … they are all eventually
I would never find anything else to teach me to go in a nice little display for people to
peyote and herringbone and other techniques. admire. And for me, craft and bead shows
I laugh now at some of the very ’80s patterns. provide opportunities for buying up all those
But it taught me how to do some of the more findings and special things that just say ‘take
standard techniques used with seed beads.” me to your bead room’.”
Chris and Annlee Butler often sell their work,
mostly as finished jewellery. Recently they have When the couple started seriously making
also been selling loose beads made by Chris. beads and jewellery, they thought they were
Finished jewellery is put in upmarket galleries strange because they did not know anyone
and special places where the work can be else doing it. Over the last few years, however,
appreciated. The couple tries to stay away from they have really enjoyed being a part of these
‘open air market style’ selling because they feel crafts in Australia – because bead work and
that most people in such environments don’t fully glass beads have come of age.
comprehend the value of hand-made items.
At this stage, they have not attempted to Annlee loves Creative Beading magazine. She
directly market their wares via the internet. also loves ‘Bead and Button’ (an American
Their local bead store, however, has a few of magazine) although the projects in it are
not often ‘Australian style’. When confronted
with this problem she will often just learn the
technique and use it in her own special way.


“We both “Australia has its own design style. We really When asked if they experience any disasters,
really have use colour and shape differently here. I don’t Annlee is quick to respond.
different know if it is because we have a diverse culture
styles but or because of the light and open space here; “Oh, all the time … the good thing about my
we try to be or a combination of both … but we really disasters is that all I waste is thread or wire; then
constructive don’t do a lot of the styles that are popular in it is back to try again. Some of my best work has
when looking American magazines,” she says. been from solving disasters!” she exclaims. “And,
at and if nothing else, I have found out what doesn’t
talking about “That is why Creative Beading magazine is work. For Chris we have a bowl of cracked
our work. We so great! It is showcasing Australian style.” beads – our granddaughters love them. Chris is
like to give currently playing with colour reaction, so some
each other Chris and Annlee enjoy talking and of the beads (while still being good beads) are
space to exchanging ideas with other beaders, too. actually not what they were supposed to be. But I
express our won’t tell anyone if you won’t.”
own styles.” At the moment, Annlee’s favourite piece is
a Kimono Girl that Chris made. She placed Annlee likes to try techniques and wear them
it on a simple peyote rope with small cherry before making more to sell. She admits that
blossoms and pink Swarovski pearls. she makes her jewellery, then buys her clothes.
She has a bead room and tries hard to keep it
She is more than enthusiastic about her from spreading through the house – it represents
husband’s skills. more than 20 years of collecting, and probably
‘more stuff’ than she will use in a lifetime.
“Chris has a really cool collection of
paperweights and the ‘Perthshire’ ones are Chris has a whole shed (Annlee finally got
definitely his favourites,” she explains. “The him out of the house). He works out there with
cane glass work in them has to be seen to be his torch and gas and oxygen. He has made
believed – he is always aspiring to be as good up some special boxes with sections in them to
as the artist that created the paperweights! By hold the glass, so he can quickly lay his hands
the way, that is one of the things that I think on whatever he is looking for.
Chris does best … he pulls his own canes and
mixes glass to get stringer that is ‘just so’.” Chris and Annlee exchange ideas all the time.
“If I am working on a new bead technique
Colour always inspires Annlee. For her, it is he will watch and make comments,” says
the beads’ colours that ‘speak’. Her kids laugh Annlee. “And I am usually watching when
because sometimes she will have focal beads Chris is using his torch, making beads. We
sitting on her bead table for ages; and they both really have different styles but we try to
ask why she has not done anything with them be constructive when looking at and talking
yet. Her standard reply is: “Well, they have just about our work. We like to give each other
not spoken to me yet.” space to express our own styles.”
Another person who she will show unfinished
Chris loves Nature. For him, it is inspiring work to is Terrena – owner of the local bead
to see a sunset or look at the stars or stare store where she teaches. Although Terrena’s
into a beautiful view. He somehow locks an speciality is wire, Annlee feels really privileged
image in his mind. When he starts playing with to know and work with her.
glass he talks about a place he has visited
or something he has seen … and how he is
trying to get ‘this colour’ or ‘that look’.

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Annlee Butler teaches seed bead work, mostly “Get a VAPD (visual art process diary),”
designs that involve techniques like peyote and says Annlee. “This can be a small A4 art book.
herringbone; or combined techniques. For her, Draw and draw and draw… what you are
it is all about seed beads and small beads. Two making or what you are trying to make. Put
years ago, the type of people she was teaching your ideas on paper. I have at least 20 projects
had never picked up a thread and seed beads in that are yet to be made. My VAPD saves them
their lives. Now she finds that lots of students are for a future time. It is the best self-learning tool
looking to learn techniques to enable them to I have ever used.”
make their own designs.
“Get a good basic class and develop your
Chris explains that he is really not set up own style,” says Chris. “But learn all the
to teach, but he has started teaching one techniques … you will use them eventually in
student at a time … usually someone he your own ways.”
knows who wants to learn the basics and get
started without investing in lots of equipment. Annlee teaches beading and she also sells
They usually visit on Friday nights when he is her work. She is actually Technical Editor for
beading, and work alongside him. Creative Beading magazine. Glass work for
Chris is probably more of a hobby.
Annlee attended the Master Class ‘Journey
into Creativity’ at ‘Bead and Button’ with The important thing, of course, is that both of
Viginia Blakelock and Carl Perrenoud. It was these clever individuals are finding happiness
a turning point in her life. Viginia told her that and satisfaction in doin what they
she needed to stop being a ‘selfish’ beader;
and to share her creativity because she had so
much to share.

“She told me go home, teach, write … do it all
… you have the ability to look past a technique
and solve bead problems in a different way
because you have not been formally trained,”
Annlee reveals. “Being self-taught ended up
being a bonus; not a drawback.”

Chris gained valuable training initially from
Ginny Sycuro; then from Peter Minson and
Pauline Delaney.

Aside from beads, Annlee acquires fine pearls
from around the world (including Tahitian, South
Seas and Chinese pearls). She wants to get some
from Broome to complete the collection. Chris
likes to collect really fine glass pieces such as
intricate paperweights and vases.

Both of these craftspeople have advice for
others who are starting out.


WATCH Combine a watch with your Choker for a fresh summer
MATERIALS look with Swarovski simplicity and sliders of butterflies.
Designed by Maddy at Stitchnbead.
1 x gold plated watch face
Gold Accu-flex beading wire WATCH STEP EIGHT
4 x gold plated wire STEP ONE
protectors Repeat Steps 5 to 7 until desired length is
4 x gold plated crimps Remove loops from watch face. reached.
1 x gold bar and toggle clasp
2 x 4mm gold plated crimp STEP TWO STEP NINE
Take one length of Accu-flex beading wire, Finish by bringing both lengths of thread
BEADS approximately 20cm; thread through watch through 1 x gold brass square round bead.
side, pull to make two even lengths.
2 x Swarovski Pure Allure STEP TEN
gold butterfly two holed STEP THREE
sliders – peridot Add crimp to each length before threading
2 x Swarovski Pure Allure Add 1 x square round brass bead on through wire protectors.
gold butterfly two holed each thread.
sliders – aquamarine STEP ELEVEN
2 x Swarovski Pure Allure STEP FOUR
gold butterfly two holed Loop wire protectors through bar loop/toggle
sliders – rose Add 1 x Swarovski Simplicity bead to each loop, and thread length back through crimp;
6 x 4mm gold plated square length in the same colour. Design note: pull tight to tension; crimp off.
round brass beads Laying out your beads and sliders on a bead
8 x Swarovski Simplicity board or your beading matt before threading STEP TWELVE
beads – rose Steps 5 to 7 will make it easier to thread up
8 x Swarovski Simplicity the choker. Cut off excess length, cover both
beads – aquamarine crimps with 1 x 4mm gold crimp cover.
8 x Swarovski Simplicity STEP FIVE Repeat steps to complete second half of
beads – peridot watch band.
Thread on matching colour Pure Allure
TOOLS Butterfly Slider.
Crimping pliers STEP SIX

Continued … Add matching Swarovski Simplicity beads in
same colour as slider.


Add two more Swarovski Simplicity beads,
same colour as next slider.


8508 Creative Beading


Add one square round brass bead to each
Gold Accu-flex beading wire length. Design note: Laying out your beads
4 x gold plated crimps and sliders on a bead board or your beading
1 x gold extension chain matt before threading Steps 5 to 7 will make it
1 x gold plated self closing easier to thread up the choker.
lobster clasp
4 x gold plated wire STEP FIVE
2 x gold plated 5mm split Add one Swarovski Simplicity bead to each
rings length in the same colour.


44 x Swarovski Simplicity Thread on matching colour Pure Allure
rose beads Butterfly Slider.
44 x Swarovski Simplicity
aquamarine beads STEP SEVEN
42 x Swarovski Simplicity
peridot beads Add matching Swarovski Simplicity beads in
3 x Pure Allure Swarovski the colour as slider.
gold butterfly two holed
sliders aquamarine STEP EIGHT
2 x Pure Allure Swarovski
gold butterfly two holed In sequence laid out add a further 8 x
sliders peridot Swarovski Simplicity beads on each length,
3 x Pure Allure Swarovski with the last beads matching the next slider.
gold butterfly two holed
sliders rose STEP NINE
4 x 4mm gold plated square
round brass beads Repeat Steps 5 to 7 at least six times or until
desired length is reached.
Wire cutters
Crimping pliers Finish with Steps 5 then 4.

Rating Add crimp to each length before threading
Attach 5mm split ring to extension chain. through wire protectors.
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Take two equal lengths of Accu-flex beading Loop wire protectors through split ring, and
wire, thread crimp on each and pass through thread length back through crimp and brass
a wire protector. bead, pull tight to tension, crimp off.


Loop wire protectors through split ring before Cut off excess length, attach self closing clasp
crimping off. to split ring.

Phone: 03 6344 2717
Email: [email protected]


MATERIALS Dream inspired design for those who dare.
– NECKLACE Created by Michelle Rogers of Groovy Beads.

45cm Tigertail STEP ONE STEP EIGHT
2 x crimps
2 x tidy ends Crystal Beaded Bead Thread on 1 x 6mm
1 x parrot clasp Thread 70cm of thread onto a big eye needle crystal. Fold the
1 x extension chain leaving a 10cm tail. Slide on the thread 4 x beaded piece in half
3 x 4mm jump rings 6mm crystals; drop these down the thread so as the end two
3 x 40mm hoops 10cm short of the end. beads lay side-by-
2.6m bead thread side, pass the thread
STEP TWO into the next top bead.
BEADS This will start to form
Pass back through all the beads from the tail another circle and
192 x 4mm Swarovski bi-cone end making a complete circle of beads. make your piece form
crystals Montana Blue AB a complete beaded
36 x 6mm Swarovski bi-cone STEP THREE bead. Diagram 3
crystals Montana Blue AB
Pass through the next STEP NINE
TOOLS bead only and gently Thread on one last
pull on both ends of
Big eye needle the thread, this will 6mm crystal and then
Flat nose pliers pull the beads into
Scissors a tight circle. See pass through the
Chain nose pliers Diagram 1.
Continued … Diagram 1 next top bead. See
Rating Diagram 4. This will
Thread on 3 x 6mm
crystals, again making complete the beaded
a complete circle and
passing the thread bead. Diagram 4
through the top bead
of the first group. STEP TEN
To secure the bead, slipknot the thread next

to the last threaded bead then pass through

the next bead and trim closely. Repeat this

STEP FIVE last step with the tail end to secure.

Pass the thread STEP ONE – NECKLACE
through the next two
beads ending the Make a 6mm crystal beaded bead following
thread at the top the instructions provided and set aside.
bead. See Diagram 2.
Diagram 2 STEP TWO

STEP SIX Thread 14 x 4mm crystals onto a hoop followed
by the 6mm crystal beaded bead then another
Thread on 3 x 6mm crystals, again making 14 x 4mm crystals. Close the hoop up and
a complete circle and passing the thread gently but firmly squash the hoop closed.
through the top bead of the second group.
Using 6mm crystals and 70cm of thread
Pass the thread through the next two beads follow the crystal beaded bead instructions
ending at the top bead. See Diagram 3. from Step 1 through to Step 7.

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Mrs Duffy

Fold the crystal beaded bead around the
2 x 40mm hoops top of the hoop and continue on with the
1 pair ear wires crystal beaded bead instructions from Step 8
1m bead thread through to Step 10. Set this aside and start
with a new hoop.
STEP FIVE through to Step 7. Fold the crystal beaded
80 x 4mm Swarovski bi-cone bead around the top of the hoop and
crystals Montana Blue AB Thread 14 x 4mm crystals then thread this continue on with the crystal beaded bead
hoop into the top crystal beaded bead of instructions from Step 8 through to Step
24 x 6mm Swarovski bi-cone the first hoop followed by another 14 x 4mm 10. This completes the construction of the
crystals Montana Blue AB crystals. Close the hoop up and gently but feature drop of the necklace.
firmly squash the hoop closed.


Using 6mm crystals and 70cm of thread follow Attach a 4mm jump ring to the top of the loop,
the crystal beaded bead instructions from Step which should be just protruding out. Thread the
1 through to Step 7. Tigertail through the jump ring of the feature
piece. Then thread on 48 x 4mm crystals.
Fold the crystal beaded bead around the
top of the hoop and continue on with the Secure a crimp as close to the end of the
crystal beaded bead instructions from Step 8 Tigertail as possible. Fold over a tidy end,
through to Step 10. Set this aside and start loop side out, and gently but firmly close using
with a new hoop. pliers. Attach the parrot clasp using a 4mm
jump ring to the loop of the tidy end.
Thread 14 x 4mm crystals then thread this
hoop into the top crystal beaded bead of the Thread 48 x 4mm crystals to the other side
second hoop followed by another 14 x 4mm of the Tigertail, pushing the crystals so as
crystals. Close the hoop up and gently but they fit firm to the other side of the necklace.
firmly squash the hoop closed. Secure with a crimp leaving about a 1mm
gap to attach the tidy end. Cut the excess
STEP NINE Tigertail off, fold over the tidy end loop side
out, and gently but firmly close using pliers.
Using 4mm crystals instead of 6mm crystals Attach the extension chain with a jump ring
and 50cm of thread, follow the crystal to the loop of the tidy end.
beaded bead instructions from Step 1

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Fold the crystal beaded bead around the top
Make a 6mm crystal beaded bead following of the hoop and continue on with the crystal
the instructions provided and set aside. beaded bead instructions from Step 8 through
to Step 10. This will secure a crystal beaded
STEP TWO bead around the top of the hoop.

Thread 14 x 4mm crystals onto a hoop STEP FIVE
followed by a 6mm crystal beaded bead then
another 14 x 4mm crystals. Attach an ear wire to the top loop, which
should be just protruding out. Repeat to make
Close the hoop up and gently but firmly a second earring.
squash the hoop closed.

STEP THREE Groovy Beads
18 Stirling Street, Bunbury
Using 4mm crystals instead of 6mm crystals Telephone: 08 9792 5966
and 50cm of thread to construct the top part
of the earrings, follow the crystal beaded
bead instructions from Step 1 through to
Step 7.


MATERIALS Make this cute tassel to use as an ornament or to wear as a
piece of jewellery. Make more to give to friends and family or
1 metre medium oval to decorate your tree.
link chain
5 x 19mm head pins DESIGNER’S NOTE STEP SIX
1 x 19mm eye pin
1 x 10mm extra thick You can make this as a Christmas Thread remaining bi-cone onto eye pin. Use
jump ring decoration to hang on a door, tree, wire cutters to trim excess pin to leave 1cm of
3 x 5mm jump rings handbag etc or, by lengthening the main wire. Use round nose pliers to form a loop.
2 x 15mm fancy bails chain, you can wear it as a necklace. There Open a 5mm jump ring using chain nose
1 x 8mm toggle set is enough chain included in the materials pliers, thread onto loop of eye pin and loop
list to make the necklace. of top bail. Close jump ring.
1 x 18mm two-hole crystal
octagon Cut chain into the following lengths: Use chain nose pliers to open spare loop on
6 x 6mm crystal bi-cones A x 6cm, B x 7cm, C x 8cm, D x 7cm, eye pin. Thread onto small connector loop of
E x 6cm, F x 15cm or F x 60cm if making toggle ring and close.
TOOLS a necklace.
Side cutters STEP TWO
Round nose pliers Open 5mm jump ring using chain nose
Chain nose pliers Thread 5 bi-cones onto a head pin and pliers. Thread through the last link of chain
use wire cutters to trim excess pin to leave F and the small connector loop of the toggle
Rating 1cm. Following basic instructions use round bar. Close jump ring.
nose pliers to form a loop at the top of
8686 Creative Beading each pin. STEP NINE

STEP THREE Open 5mm jump ring using chain nose
pliers. Thread on the last link of chain F
Open loop of one bi-cone on pin from and the large ring of the toggle ring.
Step 2, and attach to the last link of chain A. Close jump ring.
Close loop. Repeat with other bi-cones for
chains B, C, D and E. Bead Shack
02 4234 1197

Attach bail to top hole of octagon, squeeze
bail gently with pliers to tighten. But not too
tight or you may chip the crystal. Repeat for
bottom hole of octagon.


Open the 10mm extra thick jump ring,
using chain nose pliers. Thread on the last
link of the following chains: A, B, C, D,
and then E. Thread onto bottom loop of
bail that is attached to the octagon. Close
jump ring.



MATERIALS Bejewelled and beautiful square stitch base with loops
of lustre designed by Tiff ’s Treasures.
Nymo beading thread

BEADS STEP ONE bringing the thread out between the last
two beads of the row.
7 grams Size 8 Matsuno Thread needle on long length of thread
seed beads that you will be comfortable working Continue until reaching the top of the row.
13 grams mixed Size 11 with, one metre is a good starting length. You are in the right spot if your needle and
Delica beads and Size 15 Give it a good stretch and condition with thread is coming out of the top bead of the
Miyuki seed beads Thread Heaven. Thread on a 3mm or 4mm first row.
65 Size 8 triangle seed beads bead to act as a stopper bead; run your
40 x 4mm Miyuki drops needle through it twice, leaving a tail of STEP FOUR
51 x 4mm Swarovski bi-cones approximately 15cm.
50 x 4mm gemstones or chips Pass your needle through the top bead of
Design note: Stretching and conditioning the next row, bringing it out between the top
TOOLS your thread helps to keep it tangle free and two beads. Repeat Step 3, working down
ensures your stitches stay taut so that your bracelet instead of up as with the first row.
Size 12 beading needle finished bracelet doesn’t sag after wear. It
Thread Heaven or similar may be necessary to start a new thread once STEP FIVE
or twice, depending on the length of thread
Length of finished design: you began with; each new thread condition Repeat these steps until all the rows are
Approx. 17 cm and knot securely before continuing. covered with beaded loops. Design note: It
is important not to pull the loops too tight
STEP TWO as doing so may warp the base, giving your
bracelet a ‘puckered’ look. We have added
Pick up 4 x 8 degree Matsuno seed beads, a gemstone or Swarovski every second
move all the way down to your stopper loop, with a triangle or drop bead in every
bead (these beads form your foundation other. For a more delicate effect, try adding
row) please now follow Square Stitch basics gemstone or Swarovski in alternate rows, or
until the base is the desired length of your only once per row.
bracelet. See basic instructions on page 118.
Making the loop end of your Clasp
To embellish bracelet with loops: Pass Run needle and thread which should be
your needle which should be coming out coming out of the last bead on the last row
of the last bead of the last row, through back through the previous row and through
the second-last row and back down the the first two beads of the last row bringing
last row, bringing it out between the last thread out between the two middle beads
two beads. From your mix of Delicas and of this row. Pick up 27 x Delica beads
seeds, pick up 5 x beads, then either a and create a loop by passing needle back
Swarovski, triangle bead, or gemstone, through the first three beads closest to your
5 x seed beads. Create a loop by passing bracelet and through the last two beads
your needle over and through the last of the last bracelet row. Repeat this step
bead of the row, going through two base twice more without picking up any Delicas
beads and bringing it out between the for strength. Finish thread by weaving back
two middle base beads. Repeat this step, through the bracelet base before knotting
adding a different bead to the middle of and trimming off.
loop, passing over and through the second
last bead, going through two base beads, Design note: Attaching your clasp is easier if
you work with the loop side facing down.

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STEP SEVEN and complete the bar by running the needle
down through the first three beads closest
Making the bar end of your Clasp. to your bracelet. Finish your thread by
Remove the stopper bead from your thread, weaving it back through the bracelet base
run the needle through the second row and before knotting and trimming off; repeat
through two beads of the first row as in this step twice more without picking up any
Step 6. Pick up 19 x Delica beads, 1 x 8 beads for strength.
degree seed, 1 x 15 degree seed. Skip 15
degree and go through the 8 degree and Kits available from:
5 x Delicas. Pick up a Swarovski crystal, 5 Tiff’s Treasures
x Delicas, 1 x 8 degree seed and 1 x 15 28 Bridge Street, Bendigo Vic
degree seed and pass needle back through Telephone: 03 5442 4706 or
as with the side you have just done. Thread 0422 392 398
should be coming out between the Delicas
and Swarovski crystal. Pick up 3 x Delicas

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MATERIALS Cascading beads on Tigertail create a flowing focal
designed by Sharon Hutton of Goddess Beading Supplies.
1 metre of Tigertail
1.5 metres of cotton cord STEP ONE STEP FIVE
1 tube connector
2 fold over leather ends Cut 4 x 20cm pieces of Tigertail. Repeat on all strands using beads for each
Extension chain strands. Design note: Make sure you do not
2 jump rings STEP TWO place too many beads of the same size and
1 heavy duty crimp colour in the same area of the piece. You do
30 crimps Feed all the Tigertail through the loop in not have to use all the beads, for a less full
Clasps the tube connector, then fold in half and look use less beads and place wider apart.
add heavy duty crimp over all ends, slide
BEADS up to top and crimp. Eight strands will STEP SIX
now be coming from the loop on the
30 glass pearls or assorted tube connector. To finish cut three lengths of cotton cord,
beads 40cm each, adjust for a longer or shorter
STEP THREE finish, slip tube connector on all strands.
TOOLS Add fold over leather ends, attach clasp and
Sort beads into eight piles of various sizes extension chain with jump rings.
Crimping pliers and colours; one pile for each strand.
Cutters Kit price: $14.00
LENGTH: 40cm or as desired Goddess Beading Supplies
Starting on first strands, place a bead at the 16 Tooronga Terrace
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1cm apart, go down the strand placing Phone: 02 9150 9931
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Beads are three-dimensional objects and are often described in a
combination of two and sometimes three dimensions ie; flat round;
long thin tube.

Barrel Bicone Bone Branch
So-called because of its resemblance to a wine A bicone is essentially two cone shapes joined at A bone is also called bamboo or hourglass and the Generally made from shell, coral and pearl,
barrel or beer barrel, these oval shaped beads the base. Bicones can be long or short, smooth or hole is generally drilled on its long axis. branches are characterised by being top drilled and
are generally flat on the ends. They ca n also be faceted. When a bicone is long it is often called irregular in shape.
slightly more cylindrical and still be called a barrel. a diamond.

Cabachon/Cabochon Chaton Chips Coin
A cabochon (also spelt cabachon or cabouchon) does not A chaton has no hole and is multi-faceted on one Chips are small irregular shapes and sizes, Coins are flat round beads with the hole through
have a hole, and features a convex top with a flat back. It side with a pointed back for gluing into a metal generally shell or semi-precious stone. the long axis.
is traditionally smooth and not faceted, however, in popular stamping, or capturing in claws.
use, cabachon is also applied to faceted flat backed beads,
ie; a domed cabochon or a faceted cabochon.

Cube Diamond Disc Donut
A square with the same width, height and depth. Diamond beads are shaped like a ‘baseball’ Discs are generally flat-sided with either a rounded A donut bead, as its name suggests looks like its
They can be centre or diagonally drilled. diamond with the hole either along the long axis, or straight edge, unlike rondelles which are sweet namesake with a large hole which is side
or top drilled. curve-sided. The hole is across the flat dimension drilled (the hole is across the flat dimension of
of the bead. the bead).

Drop/Teardrop Drum Flat Square Hairpipe
Drops are wider at one end, and mostly shaped like A short cylindrical bead which is flat top and A flat square has four even sides but is flat. The Generally made of bone or horn, hairpipes are
a teardrop or pear. The hole can be through the bottom. hole is through the long axis. long barrel shaped cylinders with a large hole
length of the center of the bead (vertical drill) or at and were traditionally braided into the hair of
the top end (top drilled). indigenous peoples.

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In addition, a feature of the bead is often used to describe its
characteristics ie; hexagonal tube, twisted oval; faceted bicone,
carved barrel.

Irregular Melon Nugget Oval
Generally refers to beads with irregular angular cuts The melon bead is generally round but it can be in As the name suggests nuggets are of a random Ovals are even-diameter egg shaped with rounded
(ie; more like sharp facets, not curves, or twists. other shapes – it is called Melon because of the shape and size with soft or rounded edges. edges (not flat like barrels). Other types of ovals
grooves along its side. are a flat oval and a faceted oval.

Pillow Pony Potato Rectangle
A pillow is generally square or slightly rectangular Beads made of glass or plastic, typically slightly oval A potato bead is an irregular shaped round bead, Unlike a cube, a rectangle is a square or
with two angled sides, so it resembles a pillow. in shape, with a large hole. They are also called crow and resembles its namesake. rectangular shaped bead with uneven dimensions.
beads. The word pony is also used to describe shaped Other types are flat rectangle and faceted rectangle.
acrylic beads with large holes – ie; flower pony, heart
pony, star pony and butterfly pony.

Rice Rondelle/Saucer Round Shield
Some rice shaped beads look exactly that – a A rondelle (also called saucer because of it’s Shaped like a ball, rounds have an even diameter.
grain of rice, but rice shaped pearls are similar resemblance to a flying saucer) is a pillow-shaped, Other types of rounds are flat round and faceted Shields are flat and oval-shaped with angular
to potato except they are more ‘oval’ in shape rounded bead. It can be faceted or smooth and is round. Smooth round beads are also called druk. edges, so called because of their resemblance to
than ‘rounded’. side drilled (the hole is across the flat dimension ancient Viking shields.
of the bead). Twist
A twist can be a bead of almost any shape that When giving dimensions
Triangle Tube looks like it has been grasped at either end and of a bead it is customary
A tri-sided flat bead, triangles can be vertical or top A tube has the hole drilled on its long axis and twisted in opposite directions. Also sometimes for the first measurement
drilled, with square cut or slightly rounded edges. is also called a cylinder. Other types of tubes are called a swirl. to be the axis where the
hexagonal tubes. hole (or aperture) is located,
so for example if a bead is
25mm x 10mm x 6mm, the
hole would run through the
25mm axis.

By Jan Murphy from Bead World




To open a jumpring grasp the open ring either side of the opening with flat or 3. 4.
chainnose pliers. Bring one pair of pliers toward you and push the other away.
To close a jumpring reverse this movement. Apply slight pressure inwards on rings Using roundnose pliers grip wire above bead press with fingers to right angle. Place
that are widely opened. Never pull rings apart outwards as this will distort shape pliers in upright position and pull wire over top of pliers and back to right to form neat
and weaken jumpring. round loop. The size of your loop will vary on where you place the pliers on the wire.
So when wrapping a number of loops that you require the same size, draw a line across
LOOP TURNING AND TRIMING your pliers with a ink marker at the point you wish to wrap at. Move pliers to hold loop
just formed. Pull wire firmly up to bottom of circle and wrap wire in tight circle motion
around wire above bead, cut and trim excess wire.

1. 2. 3. 4. KNOTS

Cut head or eyepin leaving approx 1 cm of wire above bead (or as project 1. 2.

instruction). Bend to right angle. Grip tip of wire with roundnose pliers and curl Square knot: bring left-hand thread over the right-hand thread and around. Cross right
over left and go through the loop. Spot glue all knots.
inwards to bead hole moving slowly place downward pressure to get a rounded

shape that sits directly above bead hole.


After forming ladder to start. Surgeon’s knot: bring left-hand thread over the right hand thread and around.
Begin each brick stitch row with 2 beads go under thread between the second and third Form a loop and go through the loop. Go through again. Move knot to exact spot
bead on the ladder, go up through the second bead added, then down the first. Come you require it before tightening, this knot is very secure and will not undo easily.
back up the second bead. Continue by adding one bead and passing the needle under Spot glue all knots.
the next loop of thread on the row below.

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