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Cross through the fourth 1 lv on the other cord. Repeat nine times, or to the desired band length. On each end, pick up three 11 and cross the ends through the opposite 4 mm crystal. With each end, go through the next two 1 ls (figure 6). 7 On one end, string three 1 l s, and go through the center 119 in the next set of beads in the band. String two 1 l's, and go through the next center 11. Repeat eight times, then string three 1 ls to complete the last stitch, which mirrors the first. Repeat...

Ring

Weave together 12 bicone crystals, one cube, and a few seed beads for royal A ring is a great way to highlight crystal cubes. For variety, try other crystal shapes, such as 10 mm rounds and bicones (p. 65). Monochromatic color schemes can sometimes mask a great design, but these comfortable rings add just the right amount of sparkle. Make one in a different color for each day of the week. 1 On I yd. (.9 m) of monofilament cord or beading wire, center a 4 mm bicone crystal, an 11 seed bead, a 4...

Thread And Knots

To add a thread, sew into the beadwork several rows prior to the point where the last head was added. Sew through the beadwork, following the thread path of the stitch. Tic a few half-hitch knots (sec 1 lalf-hitch knot) between beads, and exit where the last stitch ended. Use cither beeswax or microcrystalline wax (not candle wax or paraffin) or Thread Heaven to condition nylon thread. Wax smooths the nylon fibers and adds tackiness that will stiffen your beadwork slightly. Thread Heaven adds a...

Chris Prussing 3-d Heart

Lilian Chen Wire Jewelry

If you like crossweave technique projects, search BeadAndButton.com projects for other pieces by Chris Prussing. Chris Prussing specializes in designing and teaching two-needle projects. To see more of her work, visit head-patterns.com. Contact her at beadgal alaska.com. of crystal shapes create a ring that demands attention Neutrals in warm or cool tones create rings that add sparkle to any outfit. 7 11 x 5.5 - 15 x 8 mm crystal briolettes or drops, in each of 3 colors A. B. C ring finding,...

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The printable Resource guide contains a shopping list for sources, color names, and materials at BeadAndButton.com resources. Diagrams show you how to make bezels for stones in a variety of shapes at BeadAndButton.com basics. View all projects available online at BeadAndButton. com projects. Sign up for our biweekly e-mail newsletter to get updates on all the latest from Bead amp Button. You'll also have a chance to enter a drawing for a free jewelry-making book. Just complete the survey that...

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Beading Patterns Medicine Bags

12 18 mm CRYSTALLIZED,M sew-on twists, to match or complement colore 720 A mm bicone crystals, color A 480 4 mm bicone crystals, color B 480 3 mm bicone crystals, color C 768 2 mm round crystals, color C 240 2 mm round crystals, color D beading needles. 12 or 13 Why do the blues and browns of Elizabeth's necklace make such a striking combination It's the result of contrasting the intense cool blues of the crystals with a warm neutral brown . Using a neutral color keeps the contrast pleasing...

Crochet

To join two sections of a flat peyote piece invisibly, match up the two pieccs so the end rows fit together. Zip up the pieces by zigzagging through the up-beads on both ends. 1 Cross the end of the yarn under the main length of yarn from the ball to make a loop. Placc the yarn coming from the ball the working yarn above the loop. Insert your hook as shown. 2 I old onto the loose yarn tail with your pinkie or index finger to keep it from slipping. Hook the working yarn from the ball with the...

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Beads because of the alternating pattern of a single thread bridge on one edge between two beads and a double thread bridge on the opposite edge between the same two beads. To correct the uneven tension, zigzag back through the beads in the opposite direction. t gt of beads a-b . These beads will shift to form the first two rows. 2 To begin row 3, pick up a bead, skip the last bead strung in the previous step, and sew through the next bead in the opposite direction b-c . For each stitch, pick...

Bead Weaving

Briolette Bead Pattern

Use crystal briolettes in one color or two for sparkling studs. For a touch of glamour, use an easy weave to create little flower earrings Use crystal briolettes in one color or two for sparkling studs. Simple rounds of tiny briolettes come together for petite blossoms with timeless appeal. These earrings work up so quickly, you'll soon have a garden of them. 1 On 12 in. 30 cm of illusion cord or beading wire, pick up three briolettes, leaving a 4-in. 10 cm tail. Go through the first briolcttc...

Peyote Stitch

Round Peyote Crystal

The backs of the crystal stones are encased with 15 seed beads in decreasing peyote stitch. A dazzling display of captured crystals catches the eye The backs of the crystal stones are encased with 15 seed beads in decreasing peyote stitch. Marquise navettes act as spacers between bezel-set crystal stones in a variety of shapes. A whimsical toggle completes the bracelet. 1 On l Vi yd. 1.4 in of Firclinc, pick up 36 l 9 cylinder beads for a 14 mm or 38 cylinders for a 60ss round Icntelle, and tie...

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The vivid blues of ocean waves crashing into the Hawaiian shore inspired my Kai Nalu ocean wave necklace. The earthy texture and color of the wood components contrast with the brightness and sparkle of the crystals, adding balance to a striking juxtaposition. 1 Attach a needle to each end of a 3-yd. 2.7 m length of Fireline. Center a color C 3 mm bicone crystal, a color I 2 mm round crystal, and a 3 mm on the thread. Pick up one loop of a 20 mm link, and cross the other thread through it figure...

Rightangle Weave

The size difference between the 4 mm crystals in the outer layer and the seed beads in the inner layer causes this bracelet to naturally curve around your wrist. Choose your clasp first, then stitch the width of the band to fit it. 1 On a comfortable length of Power Pro, Wildfire, or Firclinc, pick up four 4 mm bicone crystals. Tic the beads into a ring with a square knot Basics, p. 68 , leaving a 6-in. 15 cm tail. Sew through the first three beads again figure 1, a-b . 2 Working in right-angle...

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How Make Jewelry Crystal

Jessica Fehrtttantt Hues in West Bend, Wis., in the U.S. Contact Jessica via e-mail at jessyemt yahoo.com, or visit her Web site, sparklingc.com, to see more of her work. crystal, and make the first half of a wrapped loop Basics . Repeat with the other assorted crystals, varying the shapes and sizes used. 7 To attach the dangles to the chains, attach the loop of a large dangle to the end link of a chain where it joins the strand, and complete the wraps. Skip the next link or two, attach a...

Hitch Crystal Jewelry

Half-hitch knots to secure the thread. 8 Sew through the bcadwork to exit an up-bead on the front of the bezel that is not connected to a picot. 9 Pick up seven 15 5, and sew through the next up-bead that is not connected to a picot photo d and figure 3, a-b . Repeat around the ring b-c . lie a few half-hitch knots, but do not end the thread. Sew through the bcadwork to exit the middle 15fl of the first picor added in this Step c-d . 10 Repeat steps 1-9 five times to make a total of six 14 mm...

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As a finalist in the 2008 Bead Dreams competition, Susan Mandel's Noose shows how a monochromatic color choice can highlight a great design. The nccklacc base is created using tubular right-angle weave Basics, p. 68 , with six stitches per round. 1 On a comfortable length of Firclinc, pick up four 4 mm biconc crystals. Sew through the first two 4 nuns again to form a tight ring figure 1 . 2 Pick up three 4 mms, sew through the 4 mm your thread exited in the previous step, and through the next...

How To Make Pakistani Jewelry

How Make Beaded Pearls

Create a path of pearls for crisscrossing crystals Crystal pearls form stepping stones for colorful bicones. Crystal pearls form stepping stones for colorful bicones. The simplicity of this design makes ir a great way to learn right-angle weave and crossweave technique. It works up in less time than it takes to watch a movie, so you'll have something to wear out on the town when you're done. 1 On 3 yd. 2.7 m of Fircline, pick up a repeating pattern of a 6 mm crystal pearl and an IP seed bead...

Twisted Tubular Herringbone Stitch

Nylon Thread Knitting Seed Bead Necklace

Combine bicone crystals with smaller seed beads for a herringbone rope that twists and turns Take a basic twisted herringbone rope, add some crystals, and create a dazzling necklace that spins and spirals around your neck. Discover your own special seed bead and crystal color combination, or use contrasting colors to distinguish the different textures and emphasize the spiral. 1 On a comfortable length of Fireline, pick up four color C 8 seed beads, and sew through the four Cs again, leaving a...

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Are you curious about how the editors of Bead amp Button work with color when planning an issue Follow a discussion about how we used color in this issue at BeadAndButton.com videos. Lesley Weiss is the assistant editor at Bcad amp Button. Contact her at hveiss beadandbutton.cotn. Light and dark bicone crystals in the same color nest together in a spiraling cord

Wire Crochet

Crystal Crossweave Braceelt

Wire crochet jewelry gives the impression of crystals suspended in midair. The sparkle of gold-tone wire sets off the glitter of large cube, round, and bicone crystals. 1 Unwind l yd. .9 m of craft wire, leaving it attached to the spool. To remove the curl from the wire, gently pull the wire between your thumb and index finger. Avoid bending the wire. 2 String the 8 mm cubes on the wire. 3 Loop the wire around the crochet hook 6 in. 15 cm from the end of the wire. Cross the tail end over the...

Technique Guide

Bend Bead weaving 24, 38, 45, 66 Brick Fringe 9, 20, 33, 42, 50 I ierringbone stitch 20 Peyote stitch 9, 16, 24, 38, 50 Right-angle weave 14, 22, 33, 53 Spiral Wire Get into a festive mood with an explosion of sparkle by Bonnie Mountain Create a path of pretty pearls for crisscrossing crystals using two techniques by Deborah Farrand Stitch a ruffled bracelet that shows off a vintage crystal by Jennifer Makely

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To adjust the length of the bracelet, add or omit a pearl cluster. - Tea To see a video demonstrating right-angle weave, visit BeadAndButton. com videos. Deborah Farrand has always loved beads. When she was young, she would explore her cousin's jewelry box and try on all of her beaded jewelry. An avid header for the fast five years and a bead-weaving instructor at Dancing Glass Studios in Bay City, Mich., in the U.S., she developed this bracelet as an exciting way to teach right-angle weave....

Crossweave Technique

Bracelet Lavish Layers Cathy Lampole

Undulating clusters fan outward from a zigzag base of oval-shaped crystals The CRYSTALLIZED - Swarovski ovals are available in three colors crystal, crystal AB, and jet. Colored bicone crystals used in the edge change the look of the bracelet. The CRYSTALLIZED - Swarovski ovals are available in three colors crystal, crystal AB, and jet. Colored bicone crystals used in the edge change the look of the bracelet.

How To

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Watch these videos at BeadAndButton. com videos. The editors discuss color theory as it applies to designing jewelry Bezel basics for a rivoli or stone, as seen in Jewel-box bracelet p. 9 . Courtly crystals p. 16 , Ripple effect p. 24 , and Roundabout p. 50 Herringbone stitch techniques used in Confetti bracelet p. 20 A demonstration of right-angle weave, used in Lavish layers p. 14 . X's and O's p. 22 , Over my head p. 33 , and Ocean wave p. 53 Download free step-by-step instructions at...

Cathy Lampole Lavish Layers

Stitch together crystals in cubic right-angle weave and complete a glamorous bracelet. Make this double-layer cuff in any color combination you choose by Cathy Lampole Make a bold jeweled cuff with bezels inspired by the 1940s by Cathy Lampole Add clusters of crystals to a zigzagging bracelet base of ovals by Lilian Chen Display dazzling crystals with beautiful peyote stitch bezels by Elizabeth Pullan

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