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Beads & Beyond February 2015

Issue No: 89
On Sale: 8/1/2015
SKU: BAB150201
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Retail therapy

This month’s round up of the hottest new products and beady news

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Check out our extra special subscription offer this month!


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 DVD, as well as the blog of the month and the website of the month

Meet and greet

This month we interviewed the founder of local bead group, Budding Beaders, Julie Farquhar

Sneak preview

Take a look at what’s coming next month


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!

My romance

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

Chocolate box

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

Purple rain

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

Quick make

Make this reassuringly romantic bracelet with snowflake spacers contentsFEB15.


Recipes for...

Chained melodies! Use Sterling silver wire shapes to create delicate and different designs for chains.

Designer challenge

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

Top 8

This month we have tempting tunes for handbag charms in dark blue tones

Shopping for...

Music and love themed components

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