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V e the houses created with rectangles of differ r color that Nan C Memhardt wove into this bag, DESIGNING YOUR OWN To modify the size and shape of a flat-bottomed pouch, keep a few simple guidelines in mind. Vary the width of the pouch by stringing more or fewer beads onto the base strand. Use any number you like, as long as the total Is an even number. Vary the height by weaving more or fewer rows. If the sides of your pouch are four beads wide, the bottom should be eight beads deep, counting...

Loomer or maker of beadsand if youre a newcomer to the craft you will invariably hear watch out beads are addictive

In the interests of full disclosure, we'd like to issue the same warning right up front. Run your hand through one little tray of brilliant beads., wander into one seedy bead store, with its seductive strands from Europe. Africa. Asia, and the Americas admire just a few gorgeous creations of glass, silver, porcelain, bone, brass, hom. wood, semi-precious stones How can you tell if you're hooked Ask yourself these questions and don't flinch from the answers. DO YOU TELL YOURSELF THAT YOU CAN...

Seed Bead Necklace With Glass Accents

Ith this . en a bi le neckl irrettes vers to id th re mple te id the I ethods ruct or iciting j eater h nd beat jlymer Very large glass bead for the clasp IN THIS NECKLACE, TOPAZ JAPANESE MATTE SEED BEADS WHICH SHADE TO RC PINK AND GRAY BLUE IN BRIGHT LIGHT ARE INTERSPERSED WITH LARGE GLAS BEADS IN CREAMY BEIGE, GOLD, AND BLACK. THE HOMEMADE CLASP CONSISTS I A VERY LARGE BEAD AT ONE END AND A LOOP OF 23 SEED BEADS AT THE OTHER. 1 Cut five pieces of bead thread at least 12 inches 31 cm longer...

Strung in any order that pleases the stringer figure 1 illustrates some common designs

Native American Beadwork Edging

While not essential, an inexpensive beading board is extremely useful. It allows you to lay out a single- or multistrand necklace with precision, holding the beads In place and Indicating where each one will fall on the finished piece. In its absence, lay the beads out on a towel. If a necklace is at least 24 inches 61.5 cm long long enough to go over your head its ends can be A BEADING BOARD FOR SINGLE I MULTIPLE STRANDS joined without a clasp. Select strong, goodqual bead thread that knots...

Spiral Wire Bracelet

THANKS TO WIDELY AVAILABLE MEMORY WIRE STEEL WIRE THAT REMAlK COILED THERE IS NO EASIER JEWELRY TO MAKE. 1 Cut the wire to the length desired, depending on the number of coils you want in the bracelet. 2 String the beads onto the wire. Avoid beads with small holes if you have to force one around the wire, use another bead and avoid very long beads, which will distort the wire's curves. 3 Check that the beads lie next to each other well. Avoid large beads on adjacent coils that crowd each other...

African Necklace

Brass Cone Beads

The carved bone pendants on this necklace are from ethiopia. set off with resin beads, brass heishi, and bronze cones, they make a striking necklace. Using cones, page 21 making a wire loop. YOU WILL NEED 3 bone pendants Wire cutters 22-gauge wire Round-nose pliers Chain-nose pliers Beading thread Beading needles Twisted-wire needle Resin beads Brass heishi Bead cement 5 brass cones Hook-and-eye clasp 1 First wire the pendants so they can be strung onto the necklace. Cut a piece of wire about 6...

Turquoise Necklace With Yinyang Beads

IN THIS DESIGN, THE GRACEFUL CURVES OF SILVER WIRE ARE AS IMPORTANT AS THE BEADS. Large turquoise doughnut 2 small turquoise doughnuts, turquoise chips, yin-yang beads, black accent beads 18- and 20-gauge sterling silver wire 1 Arrange the beads in an order that pleases you. 2 To wire the large doughnut, first cut a 4-Inch 10.5 cm length of 18-gauge wire. Measure 2 Inches 5 cm down the wire. Place the wire on the anvil and hammer 1 inch 2.5 cm of wire below that, until it is as flat as you want...

Multistrand Necklace

BONE SPACERS LET THIS COLORFUL NECKLACE GO FROM ONE STRAND TO FIVE. THEN BACK AGAIN. 2 2-hole spacers 2 4-hole spacers 2 5-hole spacers Assorted beads Clasp 1 Lay out your beads until you're pleased with the order. You'll be swinging from the right end of tlie necklace to the left end. 2 Cut three 60-inch 154 cm pieces of tigertail. 3 Fold the pieces of tigertail In half. Take the folded centers through the loop on one piece of the clasp. Take each pair ot tail ends through Its respective fold...