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Beads & Beyond January 2013

Issue No: 64
On Sale: 13/12/2012
SKU: BAB130101
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Mint diamonds

Woven ice cool coloured wires create beautiful diamond shapes which have been linked together to create a necklace and earring set

Bezelled buttons

Raid your button tin and combine with just a few seed beads to create a fantastic range of cost friendly jewellery

On the tiles

Create some purse string pendants using scrabble tiles and pretty papers

Knitting in circles

Put your knitting needles to good use with some pretty coloured wire and create a necklace featuring a button centre!

All washed up

Run a length of ribbon through some washers for a shabby chic necklace and bracelet set

Thrifty with fabric

Don’t throw away your old t-shits! Rip them up and turn them into your new favourite necklace!

Shooting star

These little origami stars are addictive to make! Link them all together to create a long and lovely necklace

Oriental lanterns

Get creative with wire and wrap these cute little lantern beads

Beautiful barrette

Add your own stamp to your hair accessories with this fantastic beaded barrette and hair band idea

January skies

Copper wire, dainty gemstones and pewter charms combine to make this adorable necklace and ring duo


Retail therapy

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


We answer your emails and take a look at our favourite uploads to the readers gallery this month


This month’s Spotlight is on two lovely books, a great on-line tool and the blog and website of the month

Shopping for…

Artisan lampwork beads

Meet & greet

This month we chatted to Cat Ivins who runs a successful recycling and upcycling jewellery business

Subscription offer

Check out this month’s fantastic subscription offer!

Sneak preview

Take a look at what’s coming next month

Personal space

We take a look around the workshop of lampworker Kerry Boger


Recipes for…

Handmade chains

Top 10

This month we feature the Top 10 handbag charms in cafe latte shades!

Designer challenge

This month our four designers were sent a pretty pack of beads featuring lilac and blue pearls with some lovely silver components