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Beads & Beyond April 2015

Issue No: 91
On Sale: 12/3/2015
SKU: BAB150401
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Retail therapy

This month’s round up of the hottest new products and beady news

Subscription offer

Check out our great subscription offer this month!


We answer your emails, take a look at our favourite uploads to the readers’ gallery this month and share the latest from our Facebook page!

Meet and greet

This month we interviewed jewellery designer, poet and all round creative, Mana Bernardez


This month’s Spotlight is on three great books, as well as the blog of the month and the website of the month

Sneak preview

Take a look at what’s coming next month


Keeper of the keys

Get rummaging in your kitchen drawers or your local bric-a-brac shop for old keys and repurpose them as clever connectors and fantastic focals in this fun jewellery collection

Lacy links

Create a daisy chain of pretty lace flowers and Czech table cut beads for this long and lovely necklace

Spring WOW!

You could win all the materials you need to create this mixed media blossom necklace with a distinctly vintage feel

Spin the bottle

Wrap them or stack them, group them or pick a focal favourite – you’ll love the versatility of recycled glass bottle beads in this really rustic collection

Funky junk!

You’d never guess that this ubermodern choker necklace was made from old crisp packets and shampoo bottles. Explore the realms of resin and recycling at the same time!

Wind it up

Give your leftover glass new life with these wrapped beads

Terrific Tyvek®

Get painting old courier envelopes and transform them into beautiful, colourful beads. Discover this unusual but fascinating material and make truly original jewellery

Fabric fancies

Some simple sewing and a little bead stitching is all you need to create a statement all set for summer

Quick make

Keep tight hold of your marbles with this fun and easy necklace


Recipes for

Bronze, bountiful, beautiful beadcaps

Designer challenge

Four designers use the same pack of beads to create three designs – which is your favourite?

Top 10

The past is in the present with our pick of steampunk style necklaces

Soft focus

We find out about the latest advances in jewellery design with this informative article on 3D printing

Shopping for

Kitsch and colourful steampunk beads and charms

In the know

Guide to knotting

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