Step Three

Thread one o the twisted crimps onto the end of the wire along with the parrot clasp, thread the wire bock through 'He crimp and squash down with flat nose p ie s Repeat this step to add the jump ring. Design hints Due to the thickness of the wire the top asymmetneal pearl should skiy in place however o dob of clear nail polish or glue con be added for extra security 2 ASYMMETRICAL PEARl EARRINGS STEP FOUR STEP ONE Attach the headpin to the ear wire loop Thread your pearls onto the headpin in...

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The neck piece is constructed of two strands on each side connected with on ornate connector at each end. To construct each piece, use the 22 gauge wire cutting about 12cm of wire and, at about 4cm 'Von- the end, crepte an eye using the round nose pliers Then use the chain nose pliers to stabilise ii, while you turn the end of the wire around. Place the beads on that are required and then repeat the same, but to start creating the chain you need to connect the eye before wrapping. Design note...

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M-.< - - .--.-. tMoltyMiwM. fish wrapping around the knitting needle with the length of wire. Uo 6-8 wraps, then push those wraps up close ogoinst where you began. Note This will give you o uniform coil of wraps. Note Keeping a medium tension on the wire will also give uniformity of coils 8. Continue to wrap until you hove the desired length 9. Slid th< - wrapped coils slowly off the needle to the

Making Coils

Decide on whot you want to do with the coils. This is up to the imagination. Decoration to add to a chain Use as spaces in a multi-strand necklace Adding V.ollr.' sections to a chain lor added elfer I, along with drops I Noh' Drops are < omplc od as iiflrt yon have addod the coils, hence civaling sections on the chain of drops coils drops. 2. Work out the diameter of the chain (3mm) then add 2mm so fhat the coils will slide up and down on the chain. Total diameter required to make is 5mm. 3...

Amazing Projects

1 4 Bead Kingdom - choke* Merlloce 1 8 Wishware Beads - neo la e ond earringi 24 Margaret River Beads - eomngs 32 Spellmakers Beads & Crystals - scorpion 42 Bead Company of Victoria - bracelet and eamngs 6C Benjamin's Crafts - ear- ' s 62 Beads Direct - broce'e ond eamrgs 92 Fire and Ice Concepts - brocket and earrings 96 Bead Street - tooth ruff 98 Helen Everett - n < I at 112 10 projects for under S10 each -from Beach i Beads Tully James visits the tiny world of Japanese seed beads- Join...

Autumn Trends

As the weather lurns back into the familiar icy chill of autumn and winter, we are sometimes forced to layer on more clothes than we'd like to, so it's only fair to keep your accessories as visible as they deserve to be. Sarah Ezzy-Dickson uncovers some beading trends to inspire you to warm up your fingers and get to work. Mixed textile jewellery is a kinetic approach to wearing art. THE COOLER WEATHER generally brings darker colours block, brown ond navy however there ore variations on your...

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Step by Step instructions to make these lovely Filigree Earrings. This project is rated for beginners. Free from www.MaggieBergman.com.au PMC & Mcfcilwork classes in Brunswick, Vic. - Dichroic Class Fusing for jewellery - Photo Polymer Plates for design < & textures - Metal work classes for beginners Co to the 'workshops' page on our web site for up to date class times and subjects . 15or< > in i ii.< *oin. ni Phone 03 9380 8163 ILmail info maggiebergman.com.au

Important Tips For Using Memory Wire

Do not use your normal wire cutters, even heavy duty cutters, as they will be ruined. You ae bes' 'o use specilically designed memory wre cutters. 7 Sometimes, because of the curve ol the wire-it's a tight lit to get larger beads threaded. Don't worry alx> ut using Ion e to gel them threaded you cannot harm the wir r and it will always spring bock into shape 3. II you don't like the loops showing, you can use memory win- caps which are cppllbd using glue 1...

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DRAGONFLY DAYZ TOE RINGS (SET OF ri lREF) STEP ONE Thread on your becds in the following order 1 x seed head, 1 x Swarovski bicone 1 x seed bead, 1 x Swarovski bicone, i 4 x seed beads (the amount ol seed beads that you add will determine the size of the ring, so use this os a guide only), I x Swarovski, 1 x seed beod, I x Swarovski, I x seed bead. Thread the ends of the elostic through the wings of the dragonfly and push it down post one side so that you can hold onto both sides.

Materials And Beads Chain Strands

8 x 6mm Swarovski crystals indocolite 12 x 7x30mm Czech uquamarine tortoise rectangles 2 x ornate natural brass connectors, two hole 8 x Miyuki cubes 4x4mm aqua clear lined 8 x 6mm Swarovski crystals 5040 crystal copper 4 x 10mm Czech diagonal cubes aquamarine 16x8mmfirepolish crystals rondelles teol Designed by Louise from Wishware Beads, this eyecatching piece will be the centre of attention at your next party

Materials

200 pewter spacers antique gold 4x1 mm 2 . gouge artistic black or gunmetal 6m length approximately 1 x etched toggle ring anlique brass natural 1 x natural brass antique bross toggle bar (bcadpod) 1 x 6mm flower bead caps natural brass 24 x filligree head cops antique bross 2 x ornate round two hole connectors natural brass

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Halfway from the centre, using the thickest part of the round nose pliers, bend the wire over the pliers to make o U-shaped bend. 4 Gedje another U-shaped bend at the other end of the wire lacing the opposite direction 5. I'rim the ends ol each U shape so that they align with the center markings. 6. At the tips of ent h IJ-shape, turn the wire bock onto itsell 0 2mm (file oil any sharp edges). 7. Gently position each end towards the contre marking so you hove...

Row Three

Repeat Row 2 starting on other side ol Row I and attach lo oilier side as for Row 2. Thread through first group of 2 x 4rnm on Row 3 then thread on 1 peridot dogger then through second group ol 2 x 4mm and thread on one lopo drop Repeat this pattern until you reach the end, then through lost single 4mm and apply to calotte as previously and attach to outside hole of clasp. 1 pair 6mm Hot pad ear studs with loop

Step 3

Thread each bead onto a headpin and cut off any excess wire using yo.ur cutlers, leaving lem of pin to work with. Then create a loop at 'he top using round nose pliers. The two large oval glass beads will need to be placed on o 63mm headpin all other beads can be threaded onto a 22mm headpin. Hint Open each loop you have just created using your pliers. This v ill moke it easier to attach the beads to the chain. Lay the chain flot, length ways in front of you. Measure out the centre point, this...

Step Five

Attach the eyepin (with the pink ribbon bead) onto your oarwire loop, then attach in the following order the three beaded headpins 6mm Rose, 4mm Rose Alabaster, 6mm Rose Repeal Ihu steps lo moke the second earring. 8. DRAGONFLY DAYZ TOE RINGS (SET OF THREE) MATERIALS (To make one loe ring) BEADS 4 x 4mm Swarovski bicones (5301) 18 x H OMotsuno seed beads (quantity may vary depending on toe size)

Step Four

Cut off any excess elastic and tuck the knol back up into the body of the dragonfly so that it cannot be seen. Design tip A dab of glue such as OS I lypo cement will add extra securily to your knots. Kit price 9.95 (includes materials to make three rings). The Bead Society of Victoria once again puts out the challenge to all headers to enter this years Bead Challenge. Entry 25. Frist Prize 500. Our Challenge has every entrant starting with the same beads, this years beads are pictured here, and...

Step Four Claws

Take 60cm ol 24 gauge wire and lold iri half Throod a blue 4mm cube, 3 x 4mm black cubes, 1 x 4mrn blue cube. 6 x 4mm black cubes, 1 x 4mm blue cube, 12 x -mm block cubes, 1 x blue 4mm cube. 6 x 4nm black cubes, 1 x 4 mm blue cube, 3 x 4rnm black cubes and finishing with a 4mm blue cube. Seporato wire and thread I x buglo, 1 x seed bond. 1 * bugle on car li Mck- Rol wiry with tnmirl imv pln-r In enri off N.'v t lO '-nil ol the wire al the looped end creating two individual strands and thread...

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Thread on one of the rose quartz coins and start a wrapped loop. Before closing the loop, attach it to one end of the chain. Carefully measure the chain on your ankle and allow approximately 3cm less than you need but don't cut the chain yet. Using the other length of sterling silver wire, Start o wrapped loop. Before closing the loop Bvudx Gtor OU> HrnrK CompHihon on poyn-66 and of attach the dangle and the other section of the clasp and then close the wrapped loop. Thread on a rose quartz...

Step Nine

Design note I node every fourth bead a silver bead but 'his pattern can be changed o suit the size of your ankle, so lay them out carefully before attaching them. On every fourth link of the chain, put one of the beads on headpins. Ensure that they are placed on the same side of each link. Hold the chain up eoch time, twisting it around until the links line up properly. Cosf of kits 54.45. Cosmic Beads www.cosmicbeads.com.au o cosmicbeads.com.au

Step Seven

Basically continue this cycle of knotting a large macrame leaf, odding c gloss moonstone, then knotting the smaller leaves ond beads across the top. Finish with a large rnocrarn6 leaf and aiming to reposition the cord colours into the same sequence you started with 4 x turquoise, 8 x orchid, 4 x turquoise. Design tip As you progress around the feature section of the pattern, continually move your necklace on the clipboard to get a ke 'or grip for holding your necklace in place. Continually...

Step Two

Repeal this with the clear AB petals, using 4mm crystal AB bicones. Start with the blue petals and 30cm of 28 gauge wire. Line two petals up so thar they sit side by side. Diagram 3 Thread wire through both, leaving a 5cm fail. Wrap this ted through existing wires to anchor. Trim. Once the long piece of wire is through both petai add third petal and thread wire through. Repoci with the remaining five petals. Nov go back through each of the petals, with the wire, in a running stitch This will...

Step

To (reov tt to combine the two strand together and thread through the 6rnm black cube, then 6mm blue cubo and alternate until all 6mm cubcs ore used. Thread the remaining tail with the 4mm cubes alternating colours using i 0 x 4mm blue cubes and 9 x Inm bloc> cubes. Threod the 6mm round at he end of the toil Us-ng the large block crimp, feed onto both strands, and. using the pliers, flatten crimp, leaving 1 5cm of wire exposed Design note The body is Icfl oose to accommodate the inclusion of...

The Bead Studio

In three simple words We love beading. Over the last live years our passion has taken us many miles searching lor the right materials lor our projects. We recognised that wilhin the Casey area, an outer south-eastern suburb of Melbourne, there was o gap in the market so we created The Bead Studio to enable follow bead enthusiasts to indulge their passion close to home. Sourced both locally and internationally, The Bead Studio has more than 3,000 products ond is expanding every week. We...

Tools

Clipboard Wire cutters Round nose pliers This macram necklace is part of a new range being developed by the ArTTable's designer, Dina Goebei. The leafy pattern forms a delicate wreath which holds these unique moonstone beads. MACRAMt KNOTS Half square knot sinnet (HSqK All -square knots have tying cords ond filler cord'. Generally you use on - ord from each side as the tying cords ond he minder in the centre as filler cords In the HSqK, you will always commence your I ic' using tin cord on the...

Win

For details see our Bvatk Glorious Beads Competition on pages 66 and 67 BRACELET Beautiful Beads don't need an elaborate desiqn they MATER,ALS , iL . -pi . I u 55cmtigcrtaii(black) are simply stunning in themselves. I his design is by 1 x toggle clasp Helen Jackson from Beads Direct. through the first crimp, making sure you hcvo Iwo lengths equal. Move crimp up towards toggle leoving a 2mm gap and crimp with Ha-nose pliers or crimping pliers.

Maggie Bergman

Swarovski crystals ond natural shells, complemented by c large range of stringing materials and findings in all metals. A lorge range of beading accessories is also available. The Bead Studio offers o wide variety of classes and you are always welcome to call us, drop in, hove a coffee arid create. Wo encourage feedback from our students, and regularly update our programmes to ensure we offer the most up-to-date techniques and seasonal changes in our classes With suppliers throughout Asia,...

Are Toho Size 9 Seed Beads Okay For Stenboden

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When woven together, Delicos create a flat, almost Glomesh-like finish. They are very uniform in size and have a huge hole size D Nymo can pass through Delicos five or six times There is a large range of colours around 1,000 -which makes them perfect for picture beading. Cross Stitch patterns can be converted to square stitch patterns with enough colours available to ensure subtle shading. Compared to TOHO and its user friendly flow, Matsuno, the oldest of the Japanese beoding companies, is one...

Japanese Beads

OR, HOPEFULLY, HELLO, DO YOU LIKE BEADS IN JAPANESE. IN ORDER TO GET MYSELF e right frome of mind for writing about Japanese seed beads, I loll 1 only fitting to really mnflirse mysoll in the appropriate surroundings . well, sort of. In endeavoring o recreate my 'authentic Ja Kinese' setting. I have placed my laptop on a low wooden chopping blo k and am sitting in front oi it, cross legged on the lounyeroom rug Tc my left is a freshly brewed pot ol organic green -ea olong with a miniature...

Step Five A5sembiy

Take one leg arid separate the centre beods exposing the wire in the middle, loosely encojrage all the beods on the body of your scorpion towards the fail end. Placing the exposed wire of the leg between the second and third row of beads towards the tail end ol the body, and placing fingers underneath the body, wrap the wire around twice ond fold the legs down underneath the body. Do the same with the second set of legs, placing them between the fifth cube from the head. Place the third set of...

Step Eleven

Create your favourite styie of hook and clasp using the protruding 18ga wire as shown in the diogrom. Macrame 'Leaf-Fall' kits are also available to our online members and tutors. Spectacular glass for spectacular gtes arffll Spectacular glass for spectacular gtes arffll McnftpD ibis ad to reccivc a 10 discount .off gour first parcbase from the gstem 96 Bwid-i aklM family ol' product Offer valid March 200Mi kj at guar loctil OGS Ace leaciiiqit Studca. 'Piattka to a Doo t Cettpte, loAtcfuifa...

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Using the 80cm piece of 16 gauge wire, straighten it. Ur,e Ilii . piece lo make both ends of ihe clasp and the inner framework. Using the widest end of round nose pliers, grasp one end ol the wire 5cm from the top and bend it all the way around until the wire has crossed itself. See Diagram 1 Hold the inside or the loop ot the intersection of the wires and pull both wires down and oul slightly so that the wires sit parallel to one another- This forms the eye of...