Bead&Button December 2008

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December 2008
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Lunar illusion 
Get to know more about embroidery expert Sherry Serafini

Create a constellation of crystals around a solar system of cabochons 
By Sherry Serafini 

Regal reiteration 
Get to know more about beadwork artist Hatsumi Oshitani

Make this stately collar of fanning pearl dangles, and you'll soon know St. Petersburg chain backward and forward. 
By Hatsumi Oshitani 

Hexagonal pillow earrings 
Get to know more about Chinese beadwork with Valerie Hector

Dangle traditional Chinese hexagonal pillow from a pair of handmade earring findings.

By Valerie Hector 

Planet pink 
Get to know more about polymer clay artist Lisa Pavelka

Go into orbit with this unique combination of metal clay, polymer clay, and crystals. 
By Lisa Pavelka 

In pursuit of a button 
Tracing buttons through history reveals a centuries-old fascination with the small 
By Millicent Safro 

Metal perspective 
Get to know more about metalwork designer and teacher Anne E. Mitchell

Create a pressure setting with metal clay and wire. 
By Anne E. Mitchell 

Golden formula 
Get to know more about Suzanne Golden's creative personality

Tubular netting surrounds a strand of oversized beads in this bodacious bangle. 
By Suzanne Golden 

Exploring lattice weave 
Get to know contemporary beadwork artist and teacher Cynthia Rutledge

Stitch square, chain, and flower samples in variations of right-angle weave that look like netting. 
By Cynthia Rutledge 

Fleur de Paris 
Get to know vintage style designer Diane Hyde

Fashion a feminine flower with a little French flair. 
By Diane Hyde 

Winter medley 
Get to know designer and teacher Virginia Blakelock

Embellish a crocheted rope with several fringe techniques. 
By Virginia Blakelock 

Pearl orbit 
Get to know designer and beading teacher Laura McCabe

Combine tubular peyote stitch and tubular herringbone for an opulent wrist adornment. 
By Laura McCabe 

Silver spirit 
Get to know certified Master Instructor of Art Clay Jackie Truty

Contrast patina with a bright, clean finish to accentuate the shape of a pendant. 
By Jackie Truty 

Designer's dream 
Get to know designer and teacher Sonoko Nozue

Enjoy the creative process of making a masterpiece with unifying elements. 
By Sonoko Nozue 

Time for teapots 
Get to know internationally recognized teacher, designer and ultimate beading resource Diane Fitzgerald.

Set a miniature beaded teapot on a shelf or wear it as a pendant. 
By Diane Fitzgerald 

Go with the flow: Jeff Barber profile 
Get to know glass-bead maker Jeff Barber

Make our commemorative bead necklace

Glass-bead maker Jeff Barber shapes hot glass into colorful art beads.

By Christina Burkhart 

Ice blossoms 
Adorn yourself with this feminine necklace. 
By Selena Shisler 

Crystal constellations 
Join jump rings for a galaxy formed by your imagination. 
By Miachelle DePiano
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