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Beads & Beyond April 2013

Issue No: 67
On Sale: 14/3/2013
SKU: BAB130401
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Up, up and away!

Weave rainbow coloured wires to create a cute and kitsch hot air balloon pendant

Story girl

Combine cobalt blue and sunshine yellow beads to create a strung jewellery set with an oriental feel

Lovely lines

Create an adorable pair of earrings with just a few components – a great way to use up leftover beads!

The key to buried treasure

Follow our simple steps to form a lampwork bead around a rustic key

Bexhill collar

On trend vibrant colours and vintage style beads have been combined to create a gorgeous wearable collar necklace with matching variations

Dragonback cuff

Link lovely coloured jump rings together to create a chain maille cuff with a beaded centre

Armful of flowers

Use metal smithing techniques to create a gorgeous daisy chain bracelet and matching brooch

Spell it out

We show that you can use just about anything to make jewellery in the ultimate geek necklace – keyboard pieces at the ready!

Quick make

String a spring cluster necklace in minutes!

Never ending story

Re-create the mystical ‘Silver City’ in jewellery form using shimmering beads and silver components


Designer challenge

This month our four designers were sent a colourful selection of Spring inspired beads

Top 10

Try our top 10 star pendants in shades of slate blue, topaz and deepest black

Picture perfect

We share our jewellery photography and styling tips!

Recipes for...

Geek chic shrink plastic charms!


Retail therapy

This month’s round up of the hottest new products and the latest trends


This month’s Spotlight is on three inspiring books, the blog of the month and the website of the month


We answer your emails and take a look at our favourite uploads to the readers gallery this month

Meet and greet

This month we interview Sarah Louise Walker who makes jewellery and hair accessories from beautiful lace

Shopping for…

Flower beads and charms

Subscription offer

Check out this month’s fantastic subscription offer!

Sneak preview

Take a look at what’s coming next month

Personal space

We take a look around the workspace of Jillian Lukiwski

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