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Work Rest and Play • Your day is full of change, so why shouldn’t your accessories also be able to change throughout the day? An interchangeable watchband design by Terrena’s Treasures.
Violet and Purple • ‘Purple’ … because of its unique position in the spectrum, the gemstone amethyst always conveys its own regal sophistication.
Pearls of Persia • Persian pearl earrings and bracelet to wear on those long hot balmy nights designed by The Bead Company of Victoria.
Queen of Hearts • These ceramic bead projects will make your heart want to learn PMC. Just stunning work from Rhonda Winterton.
Transparent Mokume Gané Beads • Mokume Gané or ‘Wood Grain’ Metal is a Japanese metalworking technique that polymer clay artists have adapted. It produces one of the most stunning and beautiful effects when this method incorporates translucent clays and metallic foils
Indian Glass Beads • RICH COLOUR, IMPERFECT SHAPE, EARTHY TEXTURE AND … DUST? SARAH EZZY-DICKSON DISCOVERS THE HISTORY BEHIND THE ART FORM THAT IS INDIAN GLASS BEADS.
Summetime Sparkle • Experiment with making your own beaded beads using brick stitch. Designed by Karen for Angel Dreams.
Save the Turtles • “All six species of sea turtle found in Australian waters are threatened with extinction. What happens next is up to us,” WWF-Australia. Robyn and Dawn from Memorable Hangups show us how to save our turtles.
Swarovski Earrings • Components make up so quickly and have the elegance of a high priced jewellery design. Designed by Second Sin.
La Perle de la Mer • An intricate pearl shell link bracelet garnished with abalone, coral, turquoise and Hill Tribe silver – designed and created by Rose Dakin from Broome Beads and Margaret River Beads.
Swarovski Foot Slide • Swarovski sliders are positioned to show perfectly on your feet with this design.
Indian Glass Goddess Lariat • Hang a knotted Indian glass lariat around your neck and feel like a goddess.
A Transitory Heart • With the gentle colours of pastel pink these soft opalite hearts will win you over. By Cosmic Beads.
Lily, Lady of Lampwork • WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU GIVE A BEAD TO A BIOTECHNOLOGIST?
It’s A Wrap • This fancy brooch is designed to hold together fashion shrugs, wraps and scarves. This latest trend from Europe, will definitely make a statement. By Linda from Let’s Bead Friends.
Friends Memory • If you fancy making a gift for a friend but don’t know the size, Memory Wire solves those problems as one size fits all. Designed by Helen Everett.
Sea Drifting • Coral and wood made into a lariat designed by Beads by the Beach.
10 Projects for under $10 • This issue Crystal Park have designed an interesting 10 for $10 combination for you to make.
BEAD SEARCH • Looking for a particular bead or beading product? Like to learn more about your favourite store? Look no further – Bead Search has you covered.
FRANKSTON DOOR CENTRE
WOODEND FLORAL (LEADLIGHT BY ETTORE)
SPELLMAKER’S BEADS & CRYSTALS • Beauty, Colour and Magic on the Sunshine Coast
THE BEAD TRIMMING & CRAFT CO.
CERAMIC & CRAFT CENTRE – NSW
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