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Issue 23 (May/Jun 2009) Wedding Issue
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Issue 23 (May/Jun 2009) Wedding Issue

Welcome friends to issue #23
      Weddings abound in my family and circle of friends both last year and this year. Grand eloquent weddings, cozy family weddings, second weddings, fire hall weddings, and one on the beach in bare feet! Since wedding jewelry & gift ideas have been on my mind I invited our designers to follow a wedding theme for this issue. Many of the designs could also be used for a variety of special occasions.
      Barb Nichols has shared an embroidered peyote cuff that offers many design opportunities. Both the Ladders of Love trio and the Fire Polished with Pearls Bracelet from Marilyn Peters would look stunning on the bride, and match the colors to the dresses for bridesmaids, or even for prom night! Sandra D. Halpenny has worked her seed bead magic to create beaded Wedding Lace that could be stitched for any member of the wedding party from the flower girl to Grandmother! Customize the Tea Light Covers from Sharon Boehme for weddings, Memorial Day, 4th of July, & Christmas just by changing the colors.
      Two bridal specific peyote projects offer bonus date charts so you can personalize the panels; use for wedding accessories, decorations, & gifts.
Here's to the happy couples!    Deb Moffett-Hall - Editor

Bridal Pearls Necklace Bridal Pearls Necklace
by Barb Nichols

Link Single Needle RAW pearl daisy motifs together to create a stunning necklace for a very special occasion.

  • 10 grams size 8 Miyuki seeds (White Pearl Ceylon #0528) [A]
  • 10 grams size 11 Miyuki seeds (White Pearl Ceylon #0528) [B]
  • 16 pearls, 8mm [C]
  • 40 pearls, 4mm [D]
  • 1 pearl 10mm drop bead
  • Beading thread (size A)
  • 2 split rings
  • Clasp: lobster claw and extension chain
  • Beading needle
  • Scissors
  • Flat nose pliers

Individual Pattern is not available

Here Comes the Bride Here Comes the Bride
by Deb Moffett-Hall

Change the hair and skin tones to resemble the bride. Choose flower and trim colors to match the actual wedding party. Add the date to truly make it special.

Uses: Trim; the ring pillow, cake knife, guest pen, garter, gift card bag. Add silk ribbon for a book mark for Bible or guest book. Add wire to top and a crystal dangle for a keepsake ornament.

Hints for choosing bead colors: (none provided)
When stitching images it is best to select matte, opaque or Ceylon colors. Use matte or opaque for skin tones. Limit silver-lined and shiny metallic to trim and accent details.

Year-bottom designs are provided for years 2009 to 2020.

Individual Pattern available, SEARCH using: 00017262 at

Embroidered Peyote Cuff Embroidered Peyote Cuff
by Barb Nichols

Quickly stitch the odd-count bracelet base from the large size 8 Delicas. Add lovely lilac bead embroidery stitches accented with sparkling crystal Margarites. Easy 2-bead edging finishes the bracelet beautifully.

  • 15 grams size 8 Miyuki Delicas (White Pearl Ceylon #DBL-0201)
  • 5 grams size 11 Miyuki seeds (Lilac Ceylon #538)
  • 1 gram size 11 Miyuki seeds (amethyst-purple lined AB #356)
  • 2 Margarites 10 mm (heliotrope)
  • Silamide beading thread
  • 1 barrel clasp, 4-hole

Individual Pattern is not available

Ladder of Love (Necklace, Bracelet, Earrings) Ladder of Love (Necklace, Bracelet, Earrings)
by Marilyn Peters

Two-Needle Cross-Weave R.A.W Ladder: Shown in creamy white pearls, clear & frosted crystal, this versatile set is perfect for the Bride on her special day. Picture it in fun, vibrant color dyed pearls and jewel-tone fire polished crystals to match the bridesmaids.

Basic supplies are listed below (detailed list is included with the project).
  • Beads:
    Pearl 4x6mm
    Fire Polished 5.5 or 6mm
    Frosted Round 6mm
    Lined seed size 8
    Clear AB seed size 11
  • Clasp 12mm toggle
  • Ear wires
  • Crimp beads
  • Bead stringing wire
  • Headpin 1.5" fine gauge to fit pearls
  • Fireline 6 or 8 lb test
  • Scissors
  • Crimping pliers
  • Round nose pliers
  • 2 thin beading needles in a size that accepts the Fireline

Individual Pattern is not available

Love Dove Crystal Drop Love Dove Crystal Drop
by Michelle Hall

Decorate leaded crystal chandelier drops with even count peyote. A wonderful shower gift, wedding gift decoration, or an ornament keepsake for the couple's first Christmas.

Size 11 Delica Bead color numbers:
  • DB 10 Black
  • DB 410 Galvanized Bright Gold
  • DB 201 White
  • DB 654 Dark Red Opaque
  • DB 630 Light Silvery Grey
  • DB 653 Dark Pumpkin

Individual Pattern available, SEARCH using: 00017263 at

Wedding Lace Necklace Wedding Lace Necklace
by Sandra D. Halpenny

Swirls of seed beads & pearls sparkle with crystals. Perfect for any special occasion; stunning in pastel and bright colors too.

  • Miyuki size 11 seeds in ivory pearl #591 & clear ab #250
  • Miyuki Triangle size 10 #1151
  • Swarovski cream Pearls, 4mm
  • Bicone Crystal AB, 4mm

Individual pattern is not available, however you might also like Sandy's:
Wedding Lace Necklace Collection 2008, SEARCH using: 00014370 at

Bells Tea Light Cover Bells Tea Light Cover
by Sharon Boehme

Wedding Bells: Wedding/shower colors. Liberty Bells: Red, White & Blue. Christmas Bells: Holiday reds & greens. When the candle has been burned, the cover can be placed on another tea light.

  • Size 11 Delica cylinder beads
    Wedding Bells: Wedding/shower colors
    Christmas Bells: Holiday reds & greens
    Liberty Bells: Red, White & Blue
  • Silamide thread in matching color (Nymo tends to stretch)
    Hint: If using light colors for the bells or ribbon, make sure thread will not show through these beads if you are matching the thread to a darker background color
  • Tea Light Candle
  • Tea light tin, these vary in size: the aluminum tins are slightly smaller, use the clear "tins" for best fit

Individual Pattern available, SEARCH using: 00015987 at

Fire Polished with Pearls Bracelet Fire Polished with Pearls Bracelet
by Marilyn Peters

Net Stitch Fire Polished crystals into a sparkling bracelet base and then add seed bead & pearl accents across the face of the beaded panel.

Materials for a 7" bracelet:
  • 150 clear AB size 11 seed beads
  • 150 bronze lined clear size 15 seed beads
  • 192 Fire polished crystals clear AB, 4mm
  • 47 glass pearls, 3mm
  • 16mm toggle clasp
  • Fireline size 6 or 8 lb

Individual Pattern is not available

Tab Bead Macrame Bracelet Tab Bead Macrame Bracelet
by Dottie Hoeschen

Outdoor celebration? Use those interesting 2-hole beads you couldn't resist to quickly knot a unique bracelet.

  • Approx. 7 "tab" beads, number will vary according to size of bead, with two holes which must accommodate two cords in each hole.
  • Size 6 seed beads
  • Macrame cord (S-Lon, C-Lon, Irish Waxed Linen)
  • Scissors
  • Macrame board and quilting pins

Individual Pattern is not available

What's New
Custom Cool Jewelry

Custom Cool Jewelry
by Melinda Barta

I thoroughly enjoyed this book of 200 different pendants, charms, and clasps to create.

The clasp section was especially exciting. Melinda covered how to make your own clasps with beads, or beads and wire. She also shares many examples of how to use beads and wire to customize and adorn existing clasps so run-of-the-mill becomes unique and beautiful.

Interweave Press

Precious Jewelry Cleaner
from The BeadSmith™

WOW! This stuff works great!
I tried it on a tarnished brass chain link bracelet and in seconds it was bright as new - no rubbing I simply rinsed with water. Use on gold, silver, copper, precious stones (not for pearls or opals).

Ask for it at your local shop.
Precious Jewelry Cleaner

Colorfast cotton waxed cord

Colorfast cotton waxed cord
Fire Mountain Gems and Beads

This cotton bead cord resembles leather with a soft sheen. It knots cleanly - no extra wax flaking off. It has a nice clean feel too, no residue on your skin.
Available in 3 thicknesses, 2 roll sizes, and eight gorgeous colors, navy shown.

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