Bead&Button August 2012

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August 2012
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Hot dots cuff
By Sherry Serafini
Get your bling on by stacking two kinds of sequins to make sparkling dots of color. Peyote stitch a bezel and embellish a donut bead for a stunning focal on a suede-wrapped cuff. Then layer sequins to complete this fabulously fast bead-embroidered piece.
pg. 36

The Quetzal's tail
By Sue Sloan
This stitch, based on the Ecuadorian lace technique and crossed with daisy chain, creates bright plumage perfect for capturing a tagua nut ring.
pg. 39

Show off your shapes!
By Helena Tang-Lim
It's no surprise that Tila beads lend themselves well to a grid, and a framework of metallic round seed beads is another natural choice. But who would have imagined that 3 mm bicone crystals would nestle so nicely into this structure? Another sweet surprise: A trio of margarita crystals serves as the closure for this glamorous bracelet.
pg. 42

Crystal tapestry
By Ludmila Raitzin
To capture the bright, cheery colors of summer flowers, start with a base of right-angle weave. Then, follow the pattern to embellish the base with bold crystal colors. The weight of the crystals lends a luxurious, fabric-like drape to this bracelet.
pg. 45

Backstory: Finding the fake factor
By Becky Lyon
Two collectors shed light on the once-elusive process of authenticating Kaleidoscope buttons.
pg. 48

Ride the wave
By Kris Empting-Obenland
Get caught up in the rhythm of increasing peyote stitch and color graduations to create this stunning neck piece. The spiraling, overlapping waves create a dynamic necklace that is full of life.
pg. 50

Natural surroundings
By Deborah Hermanson-Pulos
An organic foal deserves a custom setting, like this fitted bezel made by combining right-angle weave and peyote stitch. Herringbone straps accented with crystal pearls show off the centerpiece to maximum effect.
pg. 54

Easy-does-it earrings
By Un-Roen Manarata
Embellish filigree components with pearls and crystals to create what is sure to become your go-to fashion accessory. 
pg. 57

Mesmerizing masonry
By Lorraine Coetzee
Follow the maxim "use the right toll for the right job" promotes happy results in beading. For this bracelet with shaped edges, the right tool – brick stitch – makes this complicated-looking pattern easy to achieve. 
pg. 58

Sand and sea
By Erin DeMotte
Glass beads in subdued tones flow together in this funky, chunky kumihimo braid.
pg. 62

We've got Christmas covered
By LindaMay Patterson
A netted band supplies ample space through which a neutral or colorful glass ornament can peek. Suspend the bands from a beaded collar, and then embellish it with lots of sparkling fringe.
pg. 68
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