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The Whole Donut • Yummy enough to eat, this donut bracelet and earring set combines the use of findings and thread.
Slide On By • A section-by-section bracelet that looks complex but will make up quickly. Designed by Jan from The Beadshack Queensland.
Lady of the Loch • Deep blue water colours, amethyst and rose – both relaxing and refined – bringing out the essence of her grace. Designed by Louise Jensen from Wishware Beads.
Netted Pearl • A hidden pearl and crystal mesh watch. Designed by Beads ’n Crystals
Floral Fantasy • Don’t let the winter make you blue. Use butterflies, flowers and lampwork beads by Austin Hamilton to make a floral fantasy. Created by Boutique Beads.
Wild Beads • AFTER TRYING HER HaND aT MaNY DIFFERENT cRaFTS, RaNGING FROM pHOTOGRapHY TO TaSSEL MaKING, TRacY BROWN OF WILDLIGHT STUDIOS DIScOVERED THE aRT OF MaKING aRT GLaSS bEaDS … aND (aS REpORTER SaRaH EZZY-DIcKSON DIScOVERED) TRacY HaSN’T LOOKED bacK SINcE.
My Little Kimono Girl • Combining thread work and wire work can be achieved with the right know-how. This focal lampwork bead project by Chris Butler with thread and design work created by Annlee Butler can take you through the steps to success.
Crystal Kitty • This glittering necklet for your cat will add sparkle to any pet lover’s life. Made with crystals and elastic, the necklet is suitable for daytime sunbathing in the window or for long luxurious evenings spent by the open fire. By Eurekabeads.
Queen Hearts of • Add colour and texture to your PMC heart. Designed by Senior Teacher Rhonda Winterton.
Begin with a Twist • This beginner project from Bead Shack has the illusion of twisting crystals and was designed by Kerry Dove.
SMART Creations • SERENA ALTEA WAS INSPIRED TO MAKE A NICHE FOR HERSELF IN THE JEWELLERY SCENE BY A BRIDE’S COMPLAINT ABOUT THE LACK OF CUSTOM MADE AND AFFORDABLE TIARAS. SINCE THEN, SERENA HAS CREATED A HUGE RANGE OF TIARAS AND ACCESSORIES CATERING FOR EVEN THE PICKIEST BRIDES. SHE CHATS WITH SARAH EZZY-DICKSON.
Galaxy Cluster • The smaller wrapped beads spin around the feature beads like small moons in this design by Bead Street
Many Angles • Elegance with angles. This right angle weave designed by The Bead Co of Victoria.
Blue Lilly • You will enjoy making this beautiful necklace, designed by Crystal Park, using wire and seed beads.
Danielle Mondo – Mondo Design • MONDO DESIGN BEGAN AS A PART-TIME HOBBY, INFLUENCED BY A PASSION FOR DESIGN AND FRIENDS WITH A DESIRE FOR UNIQUE ACCESSORIES TO ADORN THEMSELVES. SARAH EZZY-DICKSON CHATS TO DANIELLE MONDO, THE OWNER OF MONDO DESIGN.
Simple ’N ’ Stunning • Beautiful Beads don’t need an elaborate design; they are simply stunning in themselves. This design is by Helen Jackson from Beads Direct.
Leather Power Cuff • Make a power statement with this leather cuff by Bead Street
Delicate Swarovski • Introduce yourself to thread work with this easy cross thread technique, using Swarovski crystals. The result is not only fun but beautiful. Designed by Helen Everett.
Chilly Beads • As the weather turns back into the familiar icy chill of autumn and winter, we are sometimes forced to layer on more clothes than we’d like to, so it’s only fair to keep your accessories as visible as they deserve to be. Sarah Ezzy-Dickson uncovers some beading trends to inspire you to warm up your fingers and get to work.
Wire Workshop • CREATING JEWELLERY USING WIRE HAS BEEN DOCUMENTED BACK THROUGH THE CENTURIES. TODAY...