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Beads & Beyond January 2015

Issue No: 88
On Sale: 11/12/2014
SKU: BAB150101
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Retail therapy

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

Subscription offer

Check out our great subscription offer this month!

Meet and greet

This month we interviewed jewellery designer, Natalia Colman


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, a kit as well as the blog of the month and the website of the month

Sneak preview

Take a look at what’s coming next month


Lady of the woods

Create a curving copper chain maille necklace by using jump rings in graduating sizes

Celtic circles

Go asymmetric with donuts, rondos and dragon eye beads for this knotted necklace in cool pewter, Black Hair Quartz and rusty red ceramic

Aurora triangles

Fall into a fantasy world of magical colour and mystical effects with these beads made from reactive glass


Learn to create a pear-shaped setting that will show off a lovely Labradorite pendant, fit for a fairy queen


Make a statement in glorious multicolour with this phoenix necklace, rising up from little more than leather scraps and findings

Mermaid’s song

Take a serene palette of turquoise and smoky grey with a hint of burnished gold to create a beautiful knotted necklace straight out of the deep. You can almost hear the captivating music of the mer people drawing you to the water!

Capture your dreams

You can go on a mini adventure into home décor and ensure a peaceful night’s sleep with this easy wire and bead version of a dream catcher. Why not wear one in miniature to keep you safe from negative daydreams too?

Crescent moon

Use a wire coiling gizmo to add swirls of detail to this beautiful lunar brooch. It looks very complicated but is surprisingly simple to make in just ten steps!

Quick make

Bottle your own fairy magic with this cute necklace using snowflake spacers


Designer challenge

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

Recipes for...

Stringing a rainbow – eight ideas for earrings

Top 5

Leather bracelets with antique silver

New Year – new you

Get planning now for next year. Challenge yourself, share the beading bug or simply have a good clear out – what will your list of resolutions be for 2015?

In the know

Everything you ever wanted to know about knotting!

Shopping for...

Beads and components in natural materials

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