Materials

1 On a comfortable length of Fireline, leave a 6-in. (15cm) tail, and pick up four 8 seed beads. Sew back through all the beads and position them so you have two pairs side by side (figure 1, a-b). Work in ladder stitch (Basics, p. 10) until you have a strip that is four beads wide by two beads tall (b-c). 2 Work two stitches in flat Ndebele herringbone (Basics and figure 2, a-b). Step up to complete the row (b-c). Work another row of herringbone. 3 Work one herringbone stitch (figure 3, a-b)....

Pearl pizzazz bangle

Wear them individually or stacked for added interest. 1 On 4 yd. (3.7m) of Fireline, pick up one 8 seed bead and seven 8 cylinder beads. Repeat the pattern beads on the Fireline. Sew through the first seed bead and the first cylinder strung ro form a ring (photo a). 2 Work in tubular peyote stitch (Basics, p. 10) by-picking up a cylinder, skipping a cylinder, and sewing through the next cylinder. Continue in peyote, but when you reach the seed bead, pick up a seed bead instead of a cylinder...

Daisy chain

Embellish daisy chains for a charming bracelet. 1 On 1 yd. .9m of Fireline, attach a stop bead Basics, p. 10 , leaving a 12-in. 30cm tail. 2 Pick up two 11s seed beads, three 8 seed beads, two llas, and three 8s. Sew back through all the beads, exiting from the first 11 figure 1, a-b . 3 Pick up an 11 , a 4mm bead, and an 11s, and sew through the 4 To make the connecting tab between the daisy loops, pick up an 11s, and sew through the next 11 on the ring. Pick up an 11 , sew through the 11 just...

P

Pick up two beads stitch 1 of row 3 , skip two beads, and go through the next two beads. Repeat across the row. increase, pick -OQ k N up two beads r J Jl -. instcad of one. Go through the next bead. add a bead, and go through the second bead. Peyote flat odd-count, decrease at edge row, stopping before you would add the m under the thread f P amp r bridge directly Q Q l below b-c , and sew back through the bead you just exited and the last bead added c-d . Peyote flat odd-count, increase at...

Russian snake stitch

Japanese cylinder beads frame round crystals or fire-polished beads in an easy variation of a daisy chain. 1 Center a needle on 2-4 yd. 1.8-3.7m of conditioned thread Basics, p. 10 . Working with doubled thread, pick up eight color A cylinder beads and eight color B cylinder beads, leaving a 6-in. 15cm tail. Go through all the beads again figure 1, a-b , tighten them into a ring, and tie a surgeon's knot Basics . 2 Sew through five As, pick up a 4mm fire-polished bead or crystal, and sew...

Basics

Position the crimp bead in the hole of the crimping pliers that is est to the handle. 1 Holding the wires I apart, squeeze the tool to compress the crimp bead, making sure one re is on each side of the dent, j Place the crimp ead in the front hole I of the tool, and posii it so the dent is facing outward. Squeeze the l tool to fold the crimp in half. Plain loops and jump rings opening and closing ring with two pairs of chainnose pliers or To open the loop or jump ring, bring the tips of one...