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Bead&Button August 2011

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August 2011
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Description
Keep it in line
By Maggie Roschyk
Peanut beads lend texture and substance to right-angle weave. Peanut beads provide a unique advantage to right-angle weave. They mimic the structure of cubic right-angle weave without sacrificing drape or having to stitch time-consuming layers.
pg. 35

Beaded bead bounty
By Chris Prussing
Use crossweave technique and pressed-glass bicones to make two different sizes and shapes of beaded beads. Miniature sculptures withendless color combinations, these beaded beads can be used as focal beads, spacers, buttons, or toggles.
pg. 38

Scale the heights
By Paula Juvinall
Combine traditional kumihimo with size 8 seed beads and long magatamas for a study in textural beading. This technique results in a rope that resembles bead crochet but with the ease of kumihimo and a simple wrapped loop/bead cap closure.
pg. 42

Cutting corners
By Michelle Heim
Netting is versatile in its own right, but when you add Tila beads to the mix, it takes on a whole new look. The flexible netted stitches hug the back of a rivoli to hold it in place while the Tila beads add clean lines to the front of the the design.
pg. 46

Artist Profile: Melanie Moertel
By Ann Dee Allen
Melanie Moertel finds contentment in making colorful glass beads and teaching lampworking.
pg. 52

Net some glamour
By Cynthia Poh
Adorn a netted rope with rounds of graduated gemstones, pearls, or crystals. Round beads from size 3 mm to 8 mm sit atop gradually increasing netted stitches in this necklace and bracelet. Crystal pearls work equally well, especially when accented with a few crystals.
pg. 54

Heavy metal bands
By Jimmie Boatright
Combine a beaded rope with peyote stitch links to make this curvy bracelet. Work the rope in herringbone stitch or right-angle weave for slightly different results.
pg. 60

Romantic rendezvous
By Sandra Lamoureux
Join domed components with dainty lines of seed beads for a dramatic look.
pg. 66

Backstory: Life, liberty, & the pursuit of beadwork
By Rev. Wendy Ellsworth
Beaded objects and adornment insure the survival and success of Kenyan women.
pg. 72

Layered chains
By Anne E. Mitchell
A basic 2+2 chain gets an upscale look with the addition of a second layer of rings. This fast-and-easy bracelet provides instant gratification, even for absolute chain mail beginners.
pg. 76

European motif
By Deb Moffett-Hall
Dress up a pretty peyote pattern with netting and fringe for a traditional holiday decoration.
pg. 78
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