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Issue 17 (May/Jun 2008) Spring Issue
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Issue 17 (May/Jun 2008) Spring Issue

Welcome friends to issue #17
      May and June are full of holidays and events that inspire us to make beaded gifts for loved ones. This issue has many fun and functional projects to fit those bead gift needs. For Mothers Day there is a clever magnetic bookmark with a peyote panel that says "Mother" or "Sister" or "Grand Mom". Sandra Halpenny has a delightful seed bead design: Keyhole Lace that would also please, as would Dottie Hoeschen's R.A.W. Amulet purse. Michelle has Fathers Day & Graduation covered with her flag inspired peyote Letter Opener. Need a hostess gift for that Memorial Day Picnic? The Hummingbird Wind Spinner/Sun Catcher is a welcome addition to any patio. Have fun stitching!    Deb Moffett-Hall - Editor

Rocks in the Furrows Rocks in the Furrows
by Linda Gettings

The flat herringbone band stitched in greens reminded Linda of new crops in the fields so she added fire-polished "rocks" for interest!

Materials: 7" bracelet (16 rows = @ 1")
  • 460 medium Green Opaque size 11 seed beads (A)
  • 460 clear Green color-lined size 11 seed beads (B)
  • 235 Black size 11 seed beads (C)
  • 235 matte Medium Green size 11 seed beads (D)
  • 1 black opaque 6x9mm faceted fire-polished oval
  • 5 black opaque 6x4mm faceted fire-polished rondelles
  • 3 matte black opaque 4.5x2mm rondelles
  • 1 matte black glass 18mm button with shank

Individual Pattern is not available

Keyhole Lace Bracelet Keyhole Lace Bracelet
by Sandra D. Halpenny

A delightfully lacy two-color seed bead bracelet is accented by the sparkle of matching bicone crystals.

Materials: 7" bracelet befoe clasp
  • 3g Pink color-lined size 11 Japanese seed beads
  • 3g Green color-lined size 11 Japanese seed beads
  • 14 Pink AB bicone crystals to match beads, 4mm
  • Clasp of choice and 2 jump rings if needed for clasp
  • Fireline 6lb test

Individual Pattern is not available

Hummingbird Wind Spinner Hummingbird Wind Spinner or Sun Catcher
by Deb Moffett-Hall

Two brass rings and a pair of fishing swivels form the base for this delightful peyote and wirework design.

  • 22-gauge brass craft wire
  • Fireline 6lb test
  • 1 each: 2" brass ring, 4" brass ring
  • 2 size "3" brass fishing swivels (1" long)
  • Fire-polished, brass & size 6 seeds
  • Size 11 Delicas: color #s below
    DB 434, DB 310, DB 796,
    DB 169, DB 163, DB 201,
    DB 862, DB 656, DB 872

Individual Pattern is not available

Grape Swivel Bracelet Grape Swivel Bracelet
Fishing Tackle Chic

Here's a fun way to use up the left-over fishing swivels from the Hummingbird project.

Materials: 7.5" Bracelet
  • 6 Number "3" brass fishing tackle swivels (each 1" long)
  • 14 Jump rings 6-8mm or sized to fit through grapes
  • 7 Pressed glass grape clusters, 11 x 15mm
  • 14 Pressed glass leaves 7 x 12mm
  • 21" brass craft wire 24-gauge cut into seven 3" lengths
  • 1 Gold toggle 14mm

Individual Pattern is not available

Caterpillar Pearls Bracelet Caterpillar Pearls Bracelet
by Deb Moffett-Hall

Work tubular herringbone stitch with Triangles and size 10 Delicas and add a row of pearl picots for flair.

Materials: For a 7.5" bracelet (beadwork 5.75" plus accent beads and clasp)
  • 340 gold size 11 Toho Triangles (Toho has sharp corners, Miyuki - rounded)
  • 340 size 10 Delicas, color number 329
  • 33 cream/golden 5mm button pearls
  • 33 gold size 15 seed beads
  • 2 cream/golden 8mm potato pearls
  • 2 gold 4 x 8mm corrugated spacers
  • 2 bronze 6mm faceted Czech glass beads
  • 2 gold crimp tubes
  • 10.5" Bead stringing wire that will fit through the larger pearls
  • 10-11 mm gold clasp of choice

Individual Pattern is not available

For Him - Flag Letter Opener For Him - Flag Letter Opener
by Michelle Hall

This clever letter opener is a perfect desk accessory for any man in your life.

Even-count peyote panel uses size 11 Delicas & can be stitched in an evening.

Letter opener is available from, style "A". Note: is no longer in business.

Size 11 Delica Beads in the following colors:
  • Blue DB 756
  • White DB 200
  • Light Red DB 753
  • Dark Red DB 378
  • Gold DB 434

Individual Pattern is not available

For Her - Ribbon Book Mark For Her - Ribbon Book Mark Personalized with a peyote panel
by Deb Moffett-Hall

Even-count peyote makes a lovely panel personalized with Mother, Sister or Grand Mom.

Materials: Sized for hardback books, use a shorter ribbon for paperbacks
  • Delica size 11 cylinder beads in the following colors:
    Gold 410, Black 010, Dark Pink 1376,
    Pink 1371, Light Green 754, Dark Green 655
  • 13.5" Ribbon color of choice 1.5" or 40mm wide
  • 5 gold corrugated rounds, 5mm
  • 5 gold corrugated rounds, 2.5mm
  • 2 magnetic backed business cards or promotional items with flat thin magnets
  • Thread
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Individual Pattern is not available

Charlotte Amulet Purse Charlotte Amulet Purse
by Dottie Hoeschen

The facet cut into each Charlotte bead adds subtle sparkle to the Right-Angle-Weave. Accent beads are worked into the openings for added zing!

  • 20 grams, size 11 Charlottes, Brown Iris
  • Size 8 and 6 seed beads, Gold for accents
  • 37 Gold bicones, 4mm
  • 15 bronze rounds, 6mm
  • 22 Gold bugles, 12mm
  • 1 Brass Charm, 18mm
  • Fireline 6lb or thread
  • Size 12 needle

Individual Pattern is not available

Tubes & Squares Tubes & Squares
by Michelle Hall

Combine size 10 Delicas with large square jumprings to create unique square links in this fun and funky bracelet.

Materials: for a 7½" bracelet
  • 288 Silver Delica size 10, color #021
  • 96 Blue Delica size 10, color #361
  • 96 Red Delica size 10, color #362
  • 96 Green Delica size 10, color #877
  • 14" silver wire 22 or 20-gauge, cut into two 7" lengths
  • 2 silver round jumprings, 5mm
  • 1 silver toggle, 10mm
  • 10 silver-tone square jumprings: 5/8" square, the sample jumprings by Plaid Enterprises and marketed under the brand name "Linked™" see below

Individual Pattern is not available

What's New
Linked™ Glass Elements

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Real glass beads & shapes from Plaid Enterprises Inc.
Available at craft stores in fantastic shapes including: discs, rings, and squares.
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Use the berry pattern from issue #5! (SEARCH for model# 00014880)

I can see these as earrings, swizzle sticks, pins, cell phone charms, decorations for my flip flops! What would you make?

Designing Jewelry with Glass Beads
Stephanie Sersich

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Designing Jewelry with Glass Beads

Step-By-Step Jewelry Workshop

Step-By-Step Jewelry Workshop: Simple Techniques for Soldering, Wirework, and Metal Jewelry

This multi-technique guide for the novice jewelry maker covers a range of all the basics needed to get started creating great designs...even if you've never picked up a pair of pliers.
This book covers everything from setting up your workspace and transferring designs to basic filing, sawing, and soldering skills

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