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Mix and Match • Are you looking for a challenging flat Peyote stitch project? Have a go at this bracelet designed by KLS Beads and Crafts!
Modern Elegance • Looking to create a long elegant chain? Try this design by Bizzarr Beads
Black and White Ball • This black onyx charm bracelet from Cosmic Beads will add a touch of class to any outfit
Moroccan Influence • Designed by Crystal Park, these stylish earrings are perfect for beginner beaders
The Voice Within • Leeza is one of those rare people who shine. Everyone has the capability, but few are brave enough to show it. Strong and motivated, Leeza has made a name for herself on the Australian fashion and beading scenes. And that’s just the beginning, says reporter Antoinette Webster.
How Charming! • Wendy Bergamin designed and made this bracelet using her own handmade lampwork beads. She says this design is perfect for showing off any special beads you may have in your collection
Celtic Creation • WOULD YOU LIKE TO TRY WORKING WITH PRECIOUS METAL CLAY (PMC)? FOLLOW THIS STEP BY STEP TUTORIAL TO MAKE THIS CELTIC PENDANT DESIGNED BY RHONDA WINTERTON
Warning! Spikes Ahead! • Are you looking for a modern and unique beading project? Try this spiked bracelet designed by Joanna Ngai from Empire Beads
All Mixed Up • Designed by Sarah Williams from Beadle, this fun fashion accessory is easy to make and can be worn as a necklace, bracelet, or a belt. How you choose to wear your lanyard is totally up to you!
Crystal Butterflies • Make a statement with this filigree crystal butterfly earrings and ring set designed by Sonni Byrne from Benjamin’s Crafts
Crystal Colours • Designed by Linda Ellul from Lets Bead Friends, this crystal bracelet is great for the beginner beader and can be made in an array of colours
Don’t tell me the Time • Would you like a watch with a twist? Try this macramé design by Natasha Jude of Bead Street
Discovering Spiritual Stones • NADIA CRIGHTON TAKES A LOOK AT THE MEDICINAL AND SPIRITUAL QUALITIES OF CRYSTALS AND GEMSTONES
Autumn Spiral • Michelle Shiels and Beads @ Bathurst combined beads and polymer clay to make a unique necklace perfect for this time of year
The Mystical East • These Japanese inspired carnelian earrings were designed by Tara Sinclair of Fire and Ice Concepts especially for the beginner beader
Tudor Rose • Add that special touch with this crystal and pearl bracelet, designed by Gloria Ford from Designers in Residence
Chinese Lanterns • Designed by Lallette, these oriental style earrings and necklace are a must-have winter accessory and a great beginner’s project
Top and toe • Step back in time with these hair and shoe clips designed by Eliza Bourne. All materials courtesy The Bead Company of Victoria
Book Reviews and Giveaways • To be in the running to win a book from Winsome Books or a pack of 4 pewter crystal charms from Crystal Flair all you have to do is write in 25 words or less why you should win that product. Send your name and address along with the prize you would like to win on the back of an envelope to Beads Extra, Creative Beading, PO Box 8035, Glenmore Park NSW 2745. Please read terms and conditions of entry before entering.
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