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Beads & Beyond December 2013

Issue No: 75
On Sale: 14/11/2013
SKU: BAB131201
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Pearly party

Use your wirework skills to create a fun flower unit with a party feel! Embellish with glamorous pearls, crystals and silver beads

First frost

Follow these simple steps to create your own focal polymer clay bead and incorporate them into a gorgeous bracelet with a frosty feel!

Snowflakes at midnight

Beautiful iris beads in peacock tones have been stitched together with dainty silver beads to create a stunning pair of statement earrings, make a pendant to match too!

Winter wonderland

Using bright white snowballs (felt beads!) and quartz stones to create a set of fun and festive jewellery using simple stringing and linking techniques

Ice cool icicles

Handmade tree decorations are a joy to make and treasure. These little lampwork icicles have a delicate twist running through them and will catch the Christmas tree lights beautifully

Snowfall collar

Make a statement necklace for a fraction of the price and the weight! Use shrink plastic to create snowy components and link together to create a cascading effect

Zigzag collar

You’ll need plenty of jump rings to create this stunning collar. Using a simple colour palette of just black and silver, make something really special for the festive period

Winter flowers

Icy blue flowers sit on icicle laden branches in this wintry cool jewellery set. Follow the steps to create an amazing necklace then make a matching bracelet, earrings, hair slide and more!

Quick make

A simple strung bracelet using clusters of teal and turquoise, a pretty party piece that can be worn all year round


Recipes for...

Handmade headpins and eyepins

Top 10

This month we are featuring the Top 10 hoop earrings in frosty lilac and pale blue shades

Designer challenge

Four different designers use the same pack of beads to create three different striking pieces of jewellery

Countdown to Christmas

Planning advice and guidance for small jewellery businesses at this crucial time of year!


Retail therapy

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

Meet and greet

This month we interviewed wireworker and designer for JewelleryMaker Laura Binding


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


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!

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