Creative Beading Vol. 9: The Best Projects from a Year of Bead&Button Magazine

Creative Beading Vol. 9: The Best Projects from a Year of Bead&Button Magazine

by Editors of Bead&Button Magazine

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Creative Beading, Vol. 9 is a yearbook of projects from Bead&Button magazine, appearing in issues from October 2012 through August 2013. The book includes a thorough basics section and helpful tips for readers, along with over 75 editor-tested projects from the magazine. So it’s easy to follow, the book is divided into sections, with projects grouped by technique (single-stitch, multiple-technique, and other techniques). Included is a range of stitching, stringing, wirework, and embroidery projects, plus bead crochet and kumihimo. Readers will also see the latest bead shapes, and other popular materials being used.

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ISBN-13: 9781627000840
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Company, Books Division
Publication date: 08/18/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 307,079
File size: 140 MB
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About the Author

Projects from Bead&Button magazine

Table of Contents

Tools & Materials

Single-Stitch Projects
Lentil spiral splendor
Ribbons of pearls and fire-polished beads twist around a core of two-hole lentil beads create a smooth spiral necklace
Reversible waves
Change the tide of your wardrobe with one flip of this necklace
Tila lace
Make a bracelet with the look of lacework using an unexpected bead shape
Cubism refined
Embellish a chunky herringbone band with delicate rows of pearls and crystals.
Ring tones
Stitch a handful of rings in a variety of styles using bead embroidery and the beads in your stash
Double-sided diamond bangle
Pair two favorite palettes in this reversible design
Puffy rings bracelet
These cute open-center beaded beads stitch up quickly to make a reversible bracelet or earrings
Hope springs eternal
Flowers are the theme of this year’s Bead-It-Forward project
Autumnal spheres
Beaded beads in seasonal tones add charm to this sparkly bracelet
Crystallized collar
You’ll be the star of your next soiree with a necklace of pearls frosted over with crystals
Squared away
Petite square components create an elegant centerpiece
Fashion-forward findings
Filigree findings create a gently scalloped profile for an easy strung necklace
Crystal + cup chain = instant style
Sparkling crystal chain plays a starring role in this design
Glistening ocean necklace
Use a variety of crystals to create a delicate necklace using an easy knotting technique.
Simply stylish
Dress up a simple pearl necklace with a sparkling multistrand center
Pebbled path bangle
Fire-polished beads add texture and give this bangle a cobblestone look.
Filling in the filigree
Transform ordinary filigree and metal components into an enticing bead mosaic pendant
Floral topper
Layer brilliant blooms atop a lacy bracelet base
Cups of plenty
Sparkling crystal cup chain overflows with glamour in this right-angle weave bracelet.
Netted bicones
The diamond-shaped openings of a netted bracelet make the perfect home for bicone crystals
Rose petal posy
Make a darling bouquet of petal beads for a cheerful necklace and matching earrings
Raw power
Stitch a simple necklace with dress-up and dress-down appeal
Pleasing poinsettias
Adorn yourself with festive flowers worked in a perennially favorite stitch
Textured and twisted loomwork
Give your loomwork extra dimension and character
Scalloped pearls
Pearls dance along crests of bugle bead waves in this fluid bracelet
Pretty pinwheels
A crystal breeze brings extra sparkle to bugle bead wheels
Dome-of-pearls pendant
Embellish a filigree ring and give it dimension with a center of seed beads and pearls
Sea strand
A stream of large pearls, sparkly rondelles, seed beads, and smaller pearls creates a bubbly texture that’s a delight to touch and wear.
Fanci-frill necklace
This vintage-style collar uses modern beads in an intricate design
Crystal bridges
Bicone crosses, pearls, and fringe drops add interest to a bracelet that drapes elegantly around the wrist
Hibiscus pendant
See what blooms when you combine colorful soutache braid with a rainbow of beads
St. Pete squared
Two layers of double St. Petersburg chain give this necklace an organic texture
Victorian rose
Use a variety of bead shapes to make a fun flower pendant
Meandering garden path bracelet
Create a cobblestone effect with two-hole tile beads
Dewdrop dangles
Crystal drops, herringbone bead caps, and a few accent beads are the recipe for these elegant earrings
Super duper bracelet
SuperDuo beads, bicone crystals, and pearls are the framework for this lovely bracelet
Snowflower ornament
You’ll love the super shapes you can make with Superduos
Victorian embrace
Enclose your favorite gemstone beads with vintage-inspired bezels and accents
Octagon allure
Create this unique eight-sided bangle, and highlight it with eye-catching crystals
Riveting geometric bracelet
Add texture to a basic patterned band with peanut bead inclusions
Ruffled ribbon bracelet
Create a wavy ribbon of beads in a rainbow of colors

Multiple-Technique Projects
Chenille cuff
Lend a tufted look to a peyote stitch band with loops of seed beads sprinkled with pearls
Sea anemone bracelet
Display a cabochon in a right-angle weave bezel on a spiny herringbone band
Triangular opulence
Create the look of fine jewelry with metallic triangle beads and glittering crystal drops
Seed bead supernova
Light and color explode in a peyote bracelet with star-spangled straps
Roller bead necklace
Display three delightful beaded beads on a herringbone rope with crystal accents
Gingko blend necklace
Combine an eye-catching focal with a necklace of multiple stitches and bead shapes
Petal power bracelet
These rose petal beads will never wilt as they drape across your wrist
La peregrina tribute
Stitch a reproduction of Elizabeth Taylor’s most famous necklace
Sovereign spike ring
In the bead world, these new Czech glass spikes rule supreme, especially when enthroned on your finger
Fiesta fringes
Curved links of chain lay the foundation for a festive bracelet
Crystal chic necklace
Combine seed beads with mini crystals from Swarovski to add a touch of glamour to any outfit
Marjan pendant
Layers of beadwork create a 3-D pendant fit for royalty
Gumdrops in my garden
Try these yummy new beads for a simply delicious accessory
Petticoat pearls necklace
Ripples of Delica beads enhance large pearls to create a stunning necklace
Ageless sophistication
Rivolis encircled by seed beads and crystals make a statement piece you’ll wear for years
Crazy for chrysanthemums
Combine stitches for a fabulous embellished chrysanthemum ring
Butterfly garden necklace
Stitch a pair of lifelike butterflies to alight on a chain of leaves
Reversible romance
This reversible pendant has twice the allure with a different color palette on each side
Autumn around the corner
Indulge in the warm, rich hues of fall long before the next equinox
Row of roses bracelet
Wrap your wrist in a long line of delicate crystal blossoms
Light of the soul necklace
Showcase the many facets of your inner self — not to mention your beading repertoire! — in one spectacular necklace
Spikes in bloom
Transform spike beads into feminine flowers with a handful of seed beads
Aster bracelet
Stitch a beautiful wrist corsage with seed beads and Tila beads

Other Techniques
Dapper dapped earrings
Making stamped metal jewelry is fun and easy, and these lightweight earrings are proof
Contempo squares pendant
Embellished filigrees and SilverSilk mesh make for a hot, hip pendant with plenty of timeless bling!
Out on a limb
If you’ve ever wanted to dabble in polymer clay or resin, here’s your chance to use a little of both
Pearls + leather together forever
Pearls and knotted leather cord form a match made in heaven!
Rings of time
Seed beads, drops, and crystal-encrusted rings join together in this timeless necklace
Op-art cuff
Stitch a bracelet of abstract shapes and BronzClay accents to create the illusion of depth
Captured heart earrings
Fall for the sweet, subtle shape of these earrings with beautiful beads
Mesh mosaic
Capture wire mesh in a frame, and embellish it with beads, spacers, and components to make a one-of-a-kind pendant
Pretty bird earrings
Make cute bird charms with little bits of wire
Cascading chains
Delicate chain, a gemstone drop, and faceted beads stream down from a cloud-like pendant
Two-sided leaf charms
Create metal clay leaves to use as embellishments for a variety of projects


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Creative Beading Vol. 9: The Best Projects from a Year of Bead&Button Magazine 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading every inch of this book and can say I will probably try to make at least 90% of the projects out of this book. I can’t wait to get started.