Creative Beading Magazine1 min read
Netted Pearl
1 x watch face 15cm In-Mesh 1 x magnetic clasp 4 x leather ends 4 x jump rings 2 x 10mm Swarovski Pearls 2 x 8mm Round Swarovski Crystals 4 x large metal large holed beads 4 x small metal large holed beads Flat nose pliers To open jump rings, hold t
Creative Beading Magazine6 min read
Basics And ‘All That Other Stuff’ You Need To Know … Eventually
I AM ALWAYS AMAZED at how many talented beaders and wire workers we have in Australia. Again this year our Inspiration Beading book is filled with projects to fuel your creativity. The diagrams and techniques described here will provide you with a ge
Creative Beading Magazine6 min read
Wild Beads
IN FACT, iT WAS WHiLE TRACY was searching for materials to use in her various other crafts that she stumbled upon a US-based art glass bead website, which then prompted her to attend a two-day glass bead making workshop in 2004. Tracy’s other craft i
Creative Beading Magazine1 min read
How Many Beads?
How many is enough? Stupid question … never enough. I once made a lamp shade fringe with size 11 seed beads, and not really knowing how many beads I needed to make it, I purchased two kilograms of the main colour and 500 grams of the other colours co
Creative Beading Magazine3 min read
My Little Kimono Girl
3 x jump rings 10 x silver eye pins 1 x silver extra long head pin – supplied with Kimono Girl French wire – small amount Nymo D or S long D Beading thread to match main seed bead colour 1 focal Kimono Girl lampwork bead 1 hank x 11/0 seed beads – ma
Creative Beading Magazine3 min read
Basic Bead Glossary
So-called because of its resemblance to a wine barrel or beer barrel, these oval shaped beads are generally flat on the ends. They ca n also be slightly more cylindrical and still be called a barrel. A bicone is essentially two cone shapes joined a
Creative Beading Magazine2 min read
Crystal Kitty
Please remember, collars can be dangerous if your moggy plays in trees. Cut 2 x 1 metre lengths of clear beading elastic. Thread both through the eye on the parrot clasp and pull through to the middle, so that you have four lengths of elastic and eac
Creative Beading Magazine3 min read
Queen Hearts of
Begin by creating a copy of the pattern provided, placing the pattern under oven bake paper and drawing the design onto the oven bake paper. Use the syringe without the fine tip and begin by extruding a little of the clay out, touching down onto the
Creative Beading Magazine3 min read
Begin With A Twist
There may be leftover beads, according to the length of the bracelet and earrings that you choose to make. This way, you have enough in the materials list to make small, medium, large, or extra large. Measure around your wrist and note down the finis
Creative Beading Magazine6 min read
SMART Creations
AFTER BEING INVOLVED in costume design and theatre for many years, Serena decided to try her hand at making tiaras and, after only two years of practice, she entered the jewellery category in the Brisbane Exhibition in 2000. It was her first year com
Creative Beading Magazine2 min read
Galaxy Cluster
Wire wrap 10 each of the glass pearls, glass cubes, bicones and glass rounds. Some of the holes of the beads will be larger than the headpin so use your seed beads as a stopper to prevent the headpin from sliding through the bead. The seed beads may
Creative Beading Magazine4 min read
Many Angles
The stitch used is Right Angle Weave. In this project, Rows 1, 2 and 3 should be a bit looser as Rows 4 and 5 tighten and straighten it. This also makes it a bit shorter then before these rows. If in doubt about tension or length, leave second end ca
Creative Beading Magazine3 min read
Blue Lilly
Cut 1 x 30cm length of 28 gauge artistic wire – silver. Thread on 3 x blue seed beads. Bring all three beads to the middle of the wire. Thread one end of wire through two of the three seed beads. Diagram 1. Onto one end of wire, thread another three
Creative Beading Magazine5 min read
Danielle Mondo – Mondo Design
DANIELLE MONDO FIRST began making jewellery around five years ago after becoming disenchanted with the latest lines in fashion accessories available on the market. She started off by teaching herself how to make dangly earrings, as that was what she
Creative Beading Magazine2 min read
Simple ’N ’ Stunning
55cm tigertail (black) 1 x toggle clasp 2 x crimps 1 string of Austin Hamilton lampwork beads Toning glass beads or spacers 8 x Bali style spacers 2-3mm beads 1 x bead design board (optional) 1 x bead mat (recommended) 1 x bead stopper Flat nose or c
Creative Beading Magazine2 min read
The Whole Donut
1 card Superstitch Bead Thread Big Eye 50cm Bead Magic elastic 7 x 6mm bead caps 3 x 28mm sieves 2 x head pins 2 x earring hooks 5 x 30mm Donuts 26 x 6mm Swarovski Pearls 10 x 8mm Swarovski Pearls 2 x 4mm Swarovski Crystals 21 x 2mm Silver filler bea
Creative Beading Magazine5 min readFashion & Beauty
Chilly Beads
THE COOLER WEATHER generally brings darker colours – black, brown and navy – however there are variations on your typical winter theme that are worth giving consideration to, such as bold red, peacock blue, fern green and antique sage. Semiprecious s
Creative Beading Magazine3 min read
Slide On By
22 x eye pins 5 x jump rings Chain approximately 10cm in length 1 x ‘S’ clasp 66 x 4mm crystals 46 x 6mm crystals 3 x Swarovski Crystal Sliders Chain nose pliers Round nose pliers Cutters 2 x jump rings 2 x tube crimps 1 pair of earring hooks .5 metr
Creative Beading Magazine3 min read
Wire Workshop
Selecting the right wire for a project will make the difference between it turning out looking great or having problems trying to obtain a good finish. Two things to remember when selecting wire: 1. Pick the right gauge. – The smaller the gauge numb
Creative Beading Magazine3 min read
Lady Of The Loch
70cm x 6mm tubular mesh – Rose 70cm x 6mm tubular mesh – Dark Blue 70cm x 6mm tubular mesh – Light Blue 22 x antique brass bead caps, filigree 6m silver 44x7 strand clear Tigertail 1 x gold plated lobster clasp 1 x 10mm twisted gold plated jump ring
Creative Beading Magazine1 min read
These Are The Tools I Would Recommend As A General Kit:
Chain nose pliers: These pliers are available straight or bent and have a flat surface in the middle and a rounded outside edge. They are ideal for opening and closing jump rings, pulling a needle through beadwork, and are the first step in forming a
Creative Beading Magazine7 min read
What’s New
Crystal Park 9 Cassia Street Browns Plains Qld 4118 Australia 07 3800 3825 In time for Mother’s Day, Crystal Flair is excited to introduce their new line of base metal sliders. With both timeless antique plus fresh bright fi
Creative Beading Magazine6 min read
Lily, Lady of Lampwork
HAVING HEARD BRIEFLY about the history of Lily Dickson, I was undeniably intrigued to find out more about this seemingly mammoth metamorphosis … and discovered in the process that such a curious career conversion was not so strange after all. I manag
Creative Beading Magazine2 min read
It’s A Wrap
1 x Florentine Brooch-back 2 x glamour charms 1 x 15cms chain 2 x head pins 3 x jump rings 1 x fancy Czech lampwork bead 1 x 5mm Czech glass bead 1 x Czech pressed glass leaf shaped bead flat Nosed Pliers round Nosed Pliers side cutters Start by thre
Creative Beading Magazine2 min read
Friends Memory
1.5 rings of necklace memory wire 3 x 10cm curved tubes 2 x 10mm bead caps 10cm 20 gauge wire 1 large recycled glass focal bead (approx 3 x 2.5 cm) 10 x 8mm beads 4 x 6x4mm metal filler beads 1 x small flat filler bead (optional) Flat nose pliers Rou
Creative Beading Magazine8 min read
10 Projects For Under $10
Round Nose Pliers Wire Cutters Beading Needle Scissors 4 x 6mm Swarovski bi-cones – Rose 6 x 4mm Swarovski Pearls – Rose 30cm x 18ga Artistic Wire – Silver 75cm x 28ga Artistic Wire – Silver Start with a 30cm piece of 18ga wire. Lightly mark the midd
Creative Beading Magazine2 min read
Bead Search
Gems and Beads International began trading in 2004, focusing mainly on semi-precious beads, crystals and fresh-water pearls. Three years on, GBI has diversified into all aspects of the beading industry. After looking into what the public wants, GBI n
Creative Beading Magazine4 min read
Work Rest and Play
2 x 5mm ring bolt clasps 1 x 40cm Stretch Magic Cord 0.5mm clear (SMC) 10 x 4x5mm silver metal spacers (MSS) (hole needs to be large enough for loop of ring bolt to disappear inside) 2 x 6mm Czech firepolished rounds black beads (FPR) 3 x 8mm Czech f
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