Bead&Button April 2011

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April 2011
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Honeycomb bangle
By Cynthia Rutledge
Peyote stitch provides a base for an easy transition to netting, which creates the beautiful edges of this bangle. Faceted glass rondelles fill the center and are held in place with a path of seed beads worked in right-angle weave, giving the top of the bangle the look of a honeycomb.
pg. 36 

Daisy spiral
By Cathy Lampole
Modify tubular netting by using two sizes of seed beads, and incorporate clever, colorful rings of beads in the stitches to create a delicate spiral of flowers. Crystal beaded beads add just the right amount of sparkle.
pg. 40 

Can't-beat-copper earrings
By Kimberly Berlin
With silver and gold prices still inflated, it's smart to harvest copper tubing from your local hardware store. Texture and trim the metal to make tube beads, then have some fun coloring to create a patina in the recesses. Now you're set to string simple earrings!
pg. 45 

Pearl parlay
By Juanita Carlos
Start with pearls in triangle weave and netting, add a border of seed beads, and embellish with crystals. 
pg. 48 

Trillium ornament
By Diane Hertzler
A beaded flower made with peyote stitch, herringbone, and wirework, almost looks like the real thing.
pg. 51 

Artist Profile: Vickie Hallmark, A chemist at art
By Sheila Llanas
Vickie Hallmark's lampworked beads reflect the patience of a researcher and a flair for experimenting.
pg. 58 

Flowers of valor
By Aurelio Castaño
Mimic the look of vintage military medals with bead-woven earrings featuring peyote bezels.
pg. 62 

Filigree gorget
By Gretchen Grammer
Entwine loops of crossweave in decreasing rows for a pearl- and crystal-studded bib necklace.
pg. 64 

Diamond deluxe
By Grace Nehls
Embellish diamond-shaped components of cubic crossweave with tiny sparkling crystals, pearls, and metal accents for feminine finishing touches.
The instructions explain how to make the base of this bracelet using the two-needle crossweave technique. You can achieve the same look if you use one needle and work in cubic right-angle weave.
pg. 68 

Backstory: Transylvanian traditions
By Robin Atkins
Hungarian women and girls living in some Transylvanian villages practice beading skills developed over many generations.
pg. 74 

Rivoli square dance
By Heidi Steigerwald
Weave star-shaped frames by stitching herringbone baskets, then link them with double-drilled beads in a bracelet.
pg. 78
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