Bead&Button October 2012

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October 2012
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Dream box
By Heidi Kummli
Get a sneak peek into a hot new title, The Spirit of Bead Embroidery by Heidi Kummli! This container uses bead embroidery (backstitch using six beads at a time) and loomwork. For how-to info or videos, visit
pg. 30

Floral topper
By Ludmila Raitzin
Modified right-angle weave and faceted glass beads produce stitches that nestle together for a honeycomb effect. It's the perfect backdrop for flowers with sparkling crystal petals.
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pg. 36

Ginkgo blend necklace
By Marcia Balonis
Herringbone stitch worked with triangle beads and spiral ropes of seed beads and drops create interesting textures to complement the surface of this raku focal bead. Choose and organic palette to really play up the ginkgo leaf.
pg. 40

Backstory The beads and buttons of the Great White Arabia
By Bruce H. Wolk
A long-lost sunken treasure takes historians by surprise, revealing the unsuspected role of beads and buttons in the 19th-century American frontier.
pg. 44

Sovereign spike ring
By Maggie Roschyk
Show off one of the new Czech glass spikes in a bezel of accent beads, all perched atop a peyote stitch cocktail ring.
pg. 50

Marjan pendant
By Riana Olckers
Inspired by the Marjan peninsula in Croatia, this stunning pendant features stacked medallions, a triangle-shaped drop, and a custom bail. String it on a peyote rope, strands of seed beads, or a prefabricated cord.
pg. 54

Autumnal spheres
By Cary Bruner
Won't you be surprised to learn that these beaded globes start as a flat strip of squares! Fold the strip into shape, embellish for stability, and then incorporate these delicate beaded beads into a bracelet fit for fall.
pg. 60

Roller bead necklace
By Cathy Lampole
These beaded beads roll along their herringbone rope but stay centered with an optional crystal stopper on either side.
pg. 66

Tila lace
By Sandra D. Halpenny
Tila beads turn up in the most unlikely places. Their square shape doesn't exactly scream "lace" until you work them into this design of seed bead arcs and picots. Suddenly this bracelet reminds you of your great aunt's lace table runners or your grandmother's doilies, and the Tilas look like they've been there all along. 
pg. 70
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