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Bead artist

Judy Saye-WiUis is a Minnesota-based visual artist and retired business owner in the U.S. She took an interest in beading and off-loom weaving at tbe turn of the century. Her first work appeared in Bcad&Burton'i 2002 Bead Dreams competition. Her work has also been featured in 500 Beaded Objccts from Lark Books. In 2006, she received a grant to spend a week m the Studios of the Corning Museum of Class in Corning, N. Y. She has taught locally, and her work has been exhibited regionally and nationally. C Contact Judy in care of Rcad& Button.

Barbara Sue flick's work has always been whimsical and asymmetrical, and it quite often includes natural settings and animals. She has been lampurorkmg since 2003. "I started making powers for my garden bracelets," she says, and she has "continued on the road to learning how to make a Power that is both beautiful and wearable using soda lime glass." She uses hand-pulled stringers, powders, frits, dicro, waxes, etching, and foils to make her handmade glass beads, which reflect her love of nature. You can view more of her work and purchase her beads at barbarasveiHcJc.com.

beads so that the band has about 1 Vi-2 in. (3.8-5 cm) that have about 15-20 rows. Tie a few half-hitch knots, but do not end the thread.

[8] To make the other half of the necklace, repeat steps 1-7, but in step 5 pick up about 5 in. (13 cm) of assorted beads.

[9] Align the wide ends of the bands to form a "V" with the shorter band slightly overlapping the longer band (photo e). Stitch the bands together, sewing through beads where the holes line up on both bands. If desired, you can stitch a bridge from one band to the other.

[10] If desired, you can add more length to the band.

Clasp

[1] Remove a stop bead from a tail. Check the length, and add beads to one or both ends as desired. Sew through the beadwork to exit an end bead in a middle row. Pick up an 8°, a glass flower, and an 1or another bead bigger than the hole of the glass bead. Skip the last bead picked up, and sew through the glass flower, 8fl, and an end Inrad in a middle row of the band (photo 0- Retrace the thread path several times to reinforce the connection, and end the thread.

[2] Remove the stop bead from the remaining rail. Sew through the bead-work to exit an end bead in a middle row. Pick up an 8" and a mixture of 8"s, I l°s, and glass leaves to fit around the flower. Sew back through the 84' and an end bead in a middle row of the band (photo g). Retrace the thread path several times to reinforce the connection, and end the thread.

Embellishment

[1] Sew through the beadwork to exit a bead where you want to place a glass flower or leaf. Exiting near the gap between bridges may help stabilize the glass flower or leaf. Pick up a few seed beads that arc larger than the hole of the glass bead, a flower or leaf, and a few more seed beads that arc larger than the hole of the glass bead. Sew through a bead in the band that is about the same distance from the bead you exited as the length of the beads you |ust picked up (photo h). Retrace the thread path to reinforce the connection.

[2] Sew through the beadwork to exit a bead where you want to place a glass bud. Pick up a glass bud and a seed bead. Skip the seed bead, and sew back through the glass bud and a bead adjacent to the bead your thread exited (photo i). Retrace the thread path to reinforce the connection.

[3] Repeat steps I and 2 for the remaining flowers, leaves, and buds. End all of the threads. O

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