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This month we interviewed the founder of local bead group, Budding Beaders, Julie Farquhar
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If music be the food of love
Get into the wire groove and create this beautiful treble clef brooch that cleverly incorporates a heart. We have the notes, just add your own instruments!
Rig your jig and follow our simple steps to create this stunning statement necklace and earrings using a repeating wire and bead motif that is pure romance
Labelled with love
Combine paper craft with jewellery making to create a gorgeously Gothic style necklace using vintage sheet music
And all because the lady loves… lampwork! Make your own artisan chocolate beads for simply mouth-watering jewellery
When you say nothing at all
Learn how to be inspired by sounds as well as sights and create this jewellery set that tells a silent love story
Shimmering showers of gold chain give this beaded Kumihimo necklace its movement. Reverse the magatamas halfway through to create a spectacular spiral effect!
You’ll never run out of ideas for using this clever fold forming technique. You need minimal tools to create a brooch with a real arts and crafts feel and creating in copper means you can also make all the other pieces without breaking the bank
Cocktails for two
Pick your favourite shots of Delica beads, shake and serve over a lovely luna cabochon for this clever cocktail ring
Make this reassuringly romantic bracelet with snowflake spacers contentsFEB15.
Chained melodies! Use Sterling silver wire shapes to create delicate and different designs for chains.
Four designers use the same pack of beads to create three designs – which is your favourite?
This month we have tempting tunes for handbag charms in dark blue tones
Music and love themed components