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Beads & Beyond August 2015

Issue No: 95
On Sale: 9/7/2015
SKU: BAB150801
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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!

Meet and greet

This month we interviewed metal clay artist, Michele Trapiche


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!


This month’s Spotlight is on two great books and a kit, 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



Take a stroll along the beach and collect yourself some driftwood and shells to use alongside sea urchin spines for this rustic collection. Combine the natural tones of beach finds with a linen cord in vibrant hues for a nonconventional seaside palette

Summer showers

Practice your sawing technique with inexpensive acrylic sheet to create a versatile cloud brooch that can be worn as a neckace too!

Make it easy

Learn how to embroider seed beads and pearls with this beginner’s project to make a seascape pendant. Depict the ‘beach & beyond’ with a few simple techniques

Sparkle starfish

Weave wire into a stunning starfish pendant and add sea-toned beads for a little sparkle. When you’ve mastered the necklace, have a go at the brooch!

Cornish memories

Learn the techniques of reticulation and riveting to make a ring that will transport you to the beaches of Cornwall

Sail away

Learn to draw with glass for this sailing boat bead, perfect for your nautical designs

Ripples and rock pools

Add seaside texture to copper clay to create this summer bunting necklace then build on your expertise to try moulding and combining shapes for more jewellery pieces. You’ll be reminded of long summer days on the beach, exploring rock pools and leaving your marks on the sand

Soutache sunset

Imagine yourself wearing these earrings at sundown on a tropical beach, enjoying the warm evening breeze with a cocktail in your hand…

Quick make

Add some beach bag bling to your summer accessory stash


Designer challenge

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

Recipes for...

Using seaglass in your jewellery designs but without the need to drill your beachcombed treasure!

100th Issue

We launch our countdown to a very special issue of Beads & Beyond

Top 8

Shell necklaces in the colour of the seashore.

In the know

Everything you ever wanted to know about stringing materials

Shopping for...

Beach beads and components

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