Hairpins

AM BOLO BEADS AND A PIECE OF WIRE CAN PRODUCE AN ARRESTING HAIRPIN. J ' . of iwe about 18 indies (46 an) long. J lMUt 7 inches (18 cm) from one end of ttw u pliers to make turns, curves, and te 11 v, re adding beads as desired. To hold i to in place, either make a sharp turn in the v GKsti ii just below the bead. 3 Cut the other end of the wire so thai the ends of (lie legs are approximately even. 4 The prongs of the hairpin can be left round, but they're quite striking when they've been...

Two Chinese enamel beads flea market finds became the focal points of this watch band their vibrant colors cchoed by

Crimp beads, page 15 making a wire loop, page 45. Watch face Tape measure Tlgertail Crimp beads Chairi-nose pliers Beads 1 Measure your wrist measure the width of the watch component. Subtract the watch measurement from your wrist measurement and divide by two this is the length of each side of the watch band. Don't make it too tight the finished piece should fit like a bracelet. 3 String beads on the three wires on one side of the watch, stopping about 1 2 inch (1.5 cm) short of your band...

Beading Basics

YOU'LL NEED A FEW BEADS AND A FEW WAYS TO HOLD THEM TOGETHER. Bone. horn. wood, metal, precious and semiprecious stones, rock, shell, clay, glass, paper, fabric if It can be carved, molded, or drilled, people have made beads out of it. Today, beads are available in a range of colors, materials, and shapes (see Figure 1) to suit every conceivable taste. Beads are measured in millimeters. If you're accustomed to Inches, note the comparison in Figure 2. Note also the...

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3 feet (92.5 cm) of 18-gauge sterling silver wire 1 Cut three pieces of wire 9 inches (23 cm) long. 2 With the round-nose pliers, make a loop at one end of each wire. 3 String the beads on the wires, placing the spacers one-third and two-thirds of the way around the bracelet. 4 Make a wire loop at the other end or eaOH 5 To make the clasp, cut two 4 inch 110.5 pieces of wire. Using the chain-nose pliers.(j each wire into a triangle with 1 2-inch (l.si sides. Finish one triangle with a loop....

Design

WEAVING OR LOOMING, YOU CAN PLAY WITH A FEW DESIGN ELEMENTS TO CREATE JEWELRY THAT SUITS YOU EXACTLY. this a b( eckl, ties, s tO( irea e tec ie m > ds c or b 'g Pi r hei eads ' er cJi Choose large beads or small. Compare the massive necklace at left huge chips and beads of bloodstone and carnelian with the delicate strands of seed beads at right. While the colors are similar, the sizes of the beads produce completely different effects. Rffijnd isn i evt-r...

Glass Beads And Silver Chain

FHESE STUNNING necklaces COMBINE HAND-WORKED GLASS BEADS, STERLING SILVER RE. AND LENGTHS of PURCHASED CHAIN. EARRINGS COMPLETE THE SET. Making a wire loop, page 45 making a wire spiral, page 46. shut, mat Figure 3 the wire kjp no* fifl- 1 The basic unil of the necklace is a large focal bead with one or two small accent beads on each side of it ail threaded on a piece of wire, with loops on each end holding the beads in place. These basic bead units are joined in groups of three. In turn, the...

Pin With Dangles

Making a wire loop, page 45 making a wire spiral, page 46 fiunr safety pins with built-in loops are available wherever jewelry HWINGS ARE SOLD. BiNtltt 20gauge wine, make as many dangles tctear loops in the pin, working from the bot-B* the too rjf each dangle and including two Ihtsvgriwnts in each one. The dangles should be Mutttie same length if some beads are squatty, tinextra small Dead to even out the lengths. 2 Attach the dangles to the loops in the pin. It desired, open the loops enough...

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Roots

tfibon to the basic jewelry-making tools Badon page 12 wire cutters, round-nose pli Mpgcftairmse pliers you'll need the following. Berand anvil. Wire that's hammered flat Hhs awftole n-j.v land very classy) look. An Itehousehold hammer will work fine a ball Mnmef (the kind with the round knob oppo- Mt'NHIng surfacei - Ids more weight and thus H nanvil is handy, To hammer metal flat, you blftat Mxking suiface that won't yield or chip. MUtfananvu. look around the house for other u items insi...

The beads are strung on beading thread they are set off by handmade wire coils and a handsomely wired doughnut

Ifemfce the- Aire colls, wrap 22-gauge wire kfa (tie awl. gripping the wire securely with the Boose pliers. Remove the coiled wire from the Mf Kit It after eveiy five coils. Set aside. Hk wrap the doughnut. Cut a piece of 20 Ht wre B to 10 inches (20.5-25.5 cm) long. .Hai'f the distance across half the doughnut, the rouna-nosc- pliers, form some interesting about ore-third of the way down the wire. fit curved portion against the doughnut, to turn it fits. Bfttnxng one end of the wire with the...

The first time you try offloom weaving the beads will seem the siztel

YOUR FINGERS WILL TURN TO BRATWURST. THE THREAD WILL EM01 INTO TANGLED CATASTROPHE. THE SECOND TIME WILL BE BETTER. THE THIRD TIME IF THERE IS A THIRD Never let bead thread smell your fear. Approach II as you would a rottweiler calmly, kindly, but with absolute assurance that you are in charge. Directions for beadwork are more laborious than the beadwork itself. Try not to be put off by instructions that run to several paragraphs. Thread a needle, pile up some beads in your favorite...

To make your own so that the wire in the focal beads and the wire in the oops can match Exactly

lib we a'ocai oead, cut a piece of wire about 6 BBeili r. cm) long. Make a spiral in one end. ai local l irad. an accent bead or two. and fin-niffli a closed loot) on top. Repeat for otner ear ffdi me ncoo. cut J 4-Inch (10.5 cm) piece of tn Male a sroai loop at one end, using the wtiTO pliers 3 From the other end. string on four accent beads, the focal bead, then tour more accent beads. 4 With the chain-nose pliers, bend the other end of the wire at a right angle. To close the earring, hook...

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Through the crimp bead, forming a loop around the clasp. Slide the crimp bead tight up against the clasp and flatten the crimp bead with chain-nose pliers. See Figure 8. Trim the tigertail and thread the cut end back through a few beads. There are endless ways to attach beads to ears posts, French wires, kidney wires, and for the unpierced among us, clips and screws. For your first few projects, select an ear finding with a loop that can be opened and closed. That way you can finish the...

This handsome choker consists of wired beads strung between two pieces of leather cord

Making a wire loop, page 45 ump rings. 2 hexagonal brass beads with large holes Assorted glass, ceramic, brass, polymer, and bone beads 4 feet (1.2 m) of 2mm round leather cord 1 The choker shown is about 6 inches (15.5 cm) long and 1-1 2 inches (4 cm) wide. It has 18 cross pieces of wired beads. For a longer choker, add more wired beads. 2 First, make the cross pieces. Cut 18 pieces of wire about 2 Inches (5 cm) long. Make a loop in one end of each wire, string on about 3 4 inch (2 cm) of...

Ntinuto

Ni th tl ven a )le ne< larrert overs nd th impie nd tin lethoi I ruct c I tri tin i reacei ind b< Backstitch, page 64 barrette backs, page 16. 2 pieces automotive chamois cloth, each about 4 by 5 inches (10.5 x 13 cm) Piece of rawhide about the size of the barrette Piece of rawhide about 3 1 8 by 3-1 2 inches (8x9 cm) ive chamois sometimes smells of lln-yours does, set it in the sun until the iates. wo oval pieces of chamois the size you arrette to be. The one shown is 3-1 4 and 2-7 8...

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Mill veil e n. irre ver id i m pi id tl eth. net citii eau nd I lyn The lid is a miniature version of what you've already done a piece of tubular peyote with a flat flap that's stitched to the back. 12 String on 90 beads to form the base strand. Decide how tall you want the top to be and weave a piece of tubular peyote that tall. 13 Using even-count flat peyote, weave a rectangular flap 36 beads wide and 10 beads deep (counting on the diagonal) that extends from the front of the lid. Fold it...

7 Rows Bead Pattern

Needle Beaded Human Figures

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...