Squarestitched strips

Step 5l Using a yard of thread, string one tension bead and 2 Delicas. Work 13 rows of square stitch over the two Delicas, or enough rows to go through your focal ornament. Repeat this step to create another square-stitched strip. Step 6 Attach one end of one strip to the peyote tube at one side (Figure 3). Thread the focal ornament with the square-stitched strips. Leaving at least 8 rows (4 beads as you view from the side) between the two square-stitched strips, attach the second end of the...

Notions Wire cutter Needlenose pliers Crimping pliers

Make this easy necklace much as you would a wreath for your door. Except you get to show off this wreath wherever you go. Step 1s Choose a large leaf bead for the center front of the necklace. String this bead and slide it to the center of one 3-yard length of 26-gauge wire. Twist the wire for ' s-' (, down close to the bead. Make the twist by holding the two pieces of wire with one hand and the leaf bead with the wire through it in the other hand. Continue adding beads, or multiple bead...

Twist n Curl with small round dowel Crimping pliers

The components are fairly simple to make, and assembly is a breeze. Use the square wire to make six simple 1V Twist n' Curl twisted beads following the manufacturer's directions. Bend beads into a curved shape as shown. Use the Soft Flex to string one crimp bead. Pass through one of the jump rings and back through the crimp bead leaving a 2 tail. Snug the crimp bead up to the jump ring and squeeze tight. String 2 size 6 , 1 recycled, 2 size 6 , 1 recycled, 2...

Deb Dzuris

35 round 6mm olivine Japanese glass pearls 26-gauge gold wire 7 round 4mm olivine Japanese glass pearls One 2mm gold bead Two 6 to 8mm gold bead caps 8 of tiny gold chain 5 heavy-gauge 6mm gold jump rings Wire cutter Round-nose pliers Needle-nose pliers This is a great project for beginning wire turners. The rough, imperfect nature of the loops complements the old-style look of the necklace. Step 1 Using a 6mm bead and the 26-gauge wire, make a hangman's noose loop. Make a hangman's noose loop...

Neck Swap

Step 1 Using a yard of thread and leaving an 8 tail, make an 8-Delica ladder. Connect the ends to make a ring. Work one round of brick stitch with Delicas. Work one round of herringbone stitch with Delicas (Figure 1). You will have four herringbone columns from the 8 Delica beads. Step 2 Work one round of herringbone stitch with size 1 l s. After the first round, add a size 15 between each herringbone column (Figure 2). The hitchhiker is the size 15 bead in between each herringbone section....

Wire cutter

Inspired by the focal vessel made by Minneapolis lampworker Annemarie Herrlich, this free-form necklace evolved on its own. When making yours, do away with preplanning and let the beads speak to you. Sylvia Sur has been beading since 1994 when she discovered The New Beadwork by Moss and Scherer. She lives in Los Angeles with husband Ed Kenney. Contact Sylvia through http home.att.net ssur or http home.att.net beadannex . Step 1 Begin by working a two-bead wide peyote strap (Figure 1). Work the...

Jeaf fringe Conversation

85-100 cube beads or 200 bugle beads Seventy 10mm tube beads 60 faceted 5 or 6mm fire-polished beads 180 faceted 3 or 4mm fire-polished beads Assortment of size 6 , 8 , and 11 seed beads to complement other beads Assortment of lampworked beads Size D beading thread If you're a fringe lover like Linda, get ready to bead up a storm to make this substantial necklace. The collar portion can be made with either cubes or bugles, and the fringe is largely up to you. Use the working tail of Strap 2 to...

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This choker is a very elegant version of the elastic tattoos made so popular by the younger set. Step 1 Use the Soft 'Flex wire to string 3 black seed beads, 1 gold seed bead, 3 black seed beads, one crimp bead, 3 black seed beads, 1 gold seed bead, 3 black seed beads, and one 4mm. Center on the strand. Pass back through the last 4mm with one end of the wire, and snug up the beads to form Loop 1 Figure 1 . Step 2 String 3 black seed beads, 2 gold seed beads, and 3 black seed beads on each wire...

Roundnose pliers Needlenose pliers Crimping pliers

This twisting, curving snake-like necklace is certain to snag attention. Step 1 Cut a length of chain that is slightly longer than you want the choker section of your necklace to be. You will leave at least a few links of chain at each end open. Step 2 Tie a piece of thread three links in from one end of the chain. Glue this knot for extra strength. Weave in and out of the links adding size 6 or 8 seed beads in each link Figure 1 . Continue until you reach three links from the other end and tie...

Wire cutter Crimping pliers

This striking green and silver necklace is simple to make and easy to wear. Step Is String 2 crimp beads and pass the end of the wire through one side of the clasp. Pass back through the crimp beads leaving a 2 tail. Snug the crimp beads close to the clasp and crimp the beads. Step 2 String 5 spacers and 1 rondelle, making sure to cover the tail with the beads. String 1 spacer, 2 ostrich disks, 1 spacer, 1 rondelle. Repeat from 18 times. String 5 spacers. Step 3s String 2 crimp beads and pass...

Isjmae o Brie Cheese

Size 15 seed beads in pearl, shiny white, and gold 21 bicone 3mm clear crystals 35 bicone 4mm clear crystals 13 bicone 6mm clear crystals 24 round gold 4mm fire-polished beads 11 clear 8mm daggers 2 x 2 piece of Lacy's Stiff Stuff 2-part epoxy Size B or D white or ivory beading thread 1 yard of Soft Touch .010 beading wire Leather deerskin or ultrasuede Aileen's Leather Glue This dreamy necklace is a delightful way to use cabochons. The piece was named in response to a dream the designer had....

Double Happiness

1 strand 2.5mm round pink coral beads 1 strand 2.5mm round turquoise beads 2 medium sterling silver cones Sterling silver hook and eye clasp 2 sterling silver eye pins 17 of Soft Touch .010 beading wire Wire cutter Crimping pliers Round-nose pliers The first Happiness of this necklace is you get to use that earring you've been holding on to. The second Happiness is all the compliments you'll receive Step 1 Use the wire to string one crimp bead. Pass through an eye pin and back through the crimp...