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Beads & Beyond August 2013

Issue No: 71
On Sale: 11/7/2013
SKU: BAB130801
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Bunting beauties

Stitch adorable tiny flags to sit along a necklace and a matching brooch – they are too cute!

Ice and a slice

Liven up your makes with some zesty handmade fruit beads! These clever polymer clay shapes look great as a charm bracelet

Flight of fancy

Wire up beautiful butterflies with contrasting wire to create a bohemian necklace with an organic finish

Love in a mist

Combine two techniques to create a piece of handmade jewellery that can be passed down through generations. Pierce a silver flower to make a ring and fill with pretty purple resin

Fresh as a daisy

Make a stunning pendant simply from wire and beads, this clever yet well instructed necklace will have you reaching for the pliers!

Monsoon summer

A summery set of wirework jewellery – Combine gorgeous shades of hazy purple and orange reminiscent of a monsoon summer

She sells sea shells

A super little home DIY project! Make your own tea light holders, perfect for your outdoor summer parties

Ahoy there!

Link loops of beads together in red, white and blue to create a maritime themed necklace and earring set

Ring of flowers

Connect beautiful fiery orange beads and charms to create a summery bracelet and pendant set that will see you through the summer months

Summertime blooms

Wrap your wire shapes in ribbon to add a splash of colour! This pretty necklace is a great project if you’re new to wirework!

Marine make

Thread dusty blue pearls and pretty seaside themed charms onto this stunning necklace which can be finished in less than an hour!


Recipes for...

Felt beads and charms!

Top 8

Check out this month’s top 8; beautiful wrapped bracelets using a variety of materials and techniques

Wire gauges

This handy chart of wirework gauges and their uses will come in very handy!

Designer challenge

This month our designers were sent a gorgeous green mix of beads alongside some silver charms

Copy that!

Learn how to get your jewellery makes noticed on line! Photographs can only do so much; the rest is up to you!


Retail therapy

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


We answer your emails, take a look at our favourite uploads to the readers’ gallery this month and keep you up to date with our Facebook activity!

Meet and greet

We interview wireworker Nicole Hanna this month. You will be amazed by Nicole’s flawless finish and beautiful wire shapes!

Subscription offer

Check out this month’s fantastic subscription offer!


This month the spotlight is on three fantastic books covering very different topics, together with the blog and website of the month

Sneak preview

Take a look at what’s coming next month

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