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Issue 38 (Nov/Dec 2011) Holiday Issue
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Issue 38 (Nov/Dec 2011) Holiday Issue

Welcome friends to issue #38
      Winter Holiday time again! Ronit shares a Dancing Lights Chanukah bracelet with matching earrings. Michelle was busy this month and has created two projects; a fun Fire Polished Holly Necklace and an odd count peyote bracelet or bookmark panel that spells out heartwarming sentiments. Sandy works her magic with smoky colors for an enchanting seed bead collar. I have designed a Herringbone bracelet and a Christmas tree crystal drop, perfect for gifts. Barbara first went a little wild with peyote captured buttons and then simply elegant with seed and fire polished beads in classic black and crystal. Diana uses natural pearls in her graceful Pearl Drop necklace but any round 6mm bead would look just as pretty.
      Best wishes & full bead dishes, Deb Moffett-Hall - Editor

Fire Polished Holly Necklace Fire Polished Holly Necklace
by Michelle Hall

Quick to stitch, no clasp needed, adds just the right touch of holiday sparkle to your wardrobe.

  • 180 4mm Green Iris Fire Polished
  • 360 size 11 matte green seeds
  • 15 size 8mm Berry-red rounds
  • 15 gold 5 hole spacer bars
  • 30 size 15 bronze seeds
  • 23" long, no clasp needed
  • Fireline 4 or 6 lb test
  • Needle

Individual Pattern is not available

Bronze Herringbone Bracelet Bronze Herringbone Bracelet
by Deb Moffett-Hall

Flat Herringbone gets a little bit more adventurous with the addition of beaded accents in between the columns. Side accents hide the thread and add interest.

  • 400 Bronze seed beads, size 11
  • 55 Antique bronze metal seeds, size 8
  • 32 silver-lined gold seed beads, size 11
  • 240 Gold seed beads, size 15
  • Clasp
  • Fireline size 4lb test
  • Needle

Individual Pattern is not available

Christmas Ribbon Bookmark or Bracelet Christmas Ribbon Bookmark or Bracelet
by Michelle Hall

Peace, Joy, Hope, & Love; golden words surrounded by a wreath of green and red. This odd count peyote panel can be worn as a bracelet or add dangles to create a bookmark, sure to become a cherished gift.

Materials for a 7" panel:
  • Quantities ( ) and Delica, size 11, numbers are listed below
    (553) Gold #410 or #42
    (954) Black #010
    (327) Green #655
    (109) Red #753
  • Clasp for bracelet or end dangle beads for bookmark.
  • Fireline, Nymo D or CĀ­Lon
  • Beading Needle, size 11 or 12

Individual Pattern is not available

Simply Elegant Bracelet Simply Elegant Bracelet
by Barb A. Nichols

Perfect for holiday parties, stitch this sparkle plenty bracelet in colors to match your holiday finery, or in classic black and crystal.

  • 140 4mm black facet AB (fire polished)
  • 5 grams size 11/o crystal silver lined seed beads
  • Toggle and bar clasp
  • Fireline 4lb thread
  • Scissors
  • Pony needle #10

Individual Pattern is not available

Dancing Lights Bracelet & Earrings Dancing Lights Bracelet & Earrings
by Ronit Florence

Celebrate Hanukah, the festival of lights, with this menorah of oil lamps that seem to transform into delightful dancing figures. Bracelet is created using Odd count peyote. Earrings are created using Brick Stitch.

  • 11/o Miyuki™ Delica beads;
    #310 Matte Black
    #167 Blue
    #757 Red
    #722 Orange
    #160 Yellow
  • Needle
  • Beading Thread

Individual Pattern is not available

Smoky Lace Necklace Smoky Lace Necklace
by Sandra D. Halpenny

Seed beads, Triangles, and Fire Polished beads are woven into a lacy collar that hugs the neckline with quiet glamour in smoky colors, or it can flash and shout in brighter hues.

*Bead Counts are per repeat, repeat is approximately 1"
  • A = Toho, Matt Metallic Plum Iris, 11/o SEED bead, 53*
  • B = Miyuki #1162, 10/o TRIANGLE bead, 12*
  • C = 4mm Fire Polished, JET/BRONZE, 9*
  • Needle
  • Beading Thread

Individual Pattern available, SEARCH using: 00018110 at

Wild Essence Necklace Wild Essence Necklace
by Barb A. Nichols

Animal prints are so in style! Even if you are not brave enough to wear an entire outfit, you can flaunt a bit of big cat pizzazz with this dynamite duo.

  • 10 grams 11/o Lemon Ice (A)
  • 10 grams 11/o Bronze Metallic (B)
  • 10 grams 11/o Gold Luster (C)
  • 2 grams 15/o Bronze Metallic Light (D)
  • 8x Bronze Metallic drop beads
  • 2x Skins buttons (Coordinates by La Mode® #3029)
  • 2x split-rings
  • 1 lobster claw clasp
  • Pony needle #10
  • Thread: C-Lon A in beige and brown

Individual Pattern is not available

La Mode Buttons are available at the links below:
Royal Yarns

Christmas Joy Crystal Drop Christmas Joy Crystal Drop
by Deb Moffett-Hall

This even count peyote panel, using size 11 Delicas, circles a leaded crystal drop. It is beautiful as a tree decoration or sun catcher. Quick gift idea!

  • Size 11 Delica Beads, Number and (Quantity);
    DB 42 (141)
    DB 310 (385)
    DB 655 (106)
    DB 727 (23)
    DB 721 (14)
    DB 764 (3)
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • 3" crystal drop, available at, SEARCH model # 00000178

Individual Pattern is not available

Pearl Dangle Necklace Pearl Dangle Necklace
by Diana Wilson

Simple stringing with a bit of netting makes this necklace easy and fun to stitch, and a delight to wear.

  • 43 Pearls, 6mm potato shape
  • 36 fire polished, 3mm rounds
  • 36 gold size 10 Delica
  • 250 gold size 15 seeds
  • 155 lined size 11 seed beads
  • 6mm Jump rings
  • 'S' clasp or clasp of choice
  • Needle
  • Thread

Individual Pattern is not available

What's New
Beaded Bracelets Pattern Collection Book

Sandra's New Book!!
Just in time for Holiday Stitching
Beaded Bracelets Pattern Collection Book

Available as an E-Book download or a printed book

This collection of 14 bracelet patterns features beaded net weave.
Sandra's easy to follow instructions and beautifully illustrated step-by-step diagrams make it possible to create these lovely bracelets in a few hours. Stitch one today, wear it tonight!
Helpful hints and tips are useful for both novice and experienced beaders.

E-book Available:

Printed Book Available:
ISBN: 1456592378 Only $9.95, available at Interweave

Bull Dog Crimps
from Fire Mountain Gems and Beads

Open with pliers by pinching the "fins" together and close on the rounded end. These handy little reusable temporary crimps can be used so many ways. Place on one end of wire while stringing beads, secure the remaining beads on a partial strand.

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads

Bull Dog Crimps

Screw-Tite Crimps now include a line of Clasps and End Caps!

Screw-Tite Crimps now include a line of Clasps and End Caps!

You love the secure hold you get from Screw-Tite crimps. Now you can get the same screw in locking system in beautifully finished spring ring or toggle clasps for single and multi-strand projects.

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads

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