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This month we interviewed metal clay artist, Michele Trapiche
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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
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
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!
Learn the techniques of reticulation and riveting to make a ring that will transport you to the beaches of Cornwall
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
Imagine yourself wearing these earrings at sundown on a tropical beach, enjoying the warm evening breeze with a cocktail in your hand…
Add some beach bag bling to your summer accessory stash
Four designers use the same pack of beads to create three designs – which is your favourite?
Using seaglass in your jewellery designs but without the need to drill your beachcombed treasure!
We launch our countdown to a very special issue of Beads & Beyond
Shell necklaces in the colour of the seashore.
In the know
Everything you ever wanted to know about stringing materials
Beach beads and components