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Beads & Beyond March 2014

Issue No: 78
On Sale: 6/2/2014
SKU: BAB140301
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Kimono Folds

Find some colourful card scraps and have a go at creating this fun, origami style pendantv

Oriental Red

This project uses bronze to soften a classic oriental palette of red and black and shows you how to create beaded rings from wire and simple rounds and use them in a fantastic long beaded necklace

Cherry Blossom

Use colourful frit blend shades on clear glass to create these pretty oriental blossom beads


This project uses beautiful beads in subtle colours and varying shapes to create a wonderful twisted Kumihimo necklace

China Maille Bracelet

Create this stunning chain maille blossom bracelet using Byzantine weave and simple linking techniques

Star Anise

Combine dusky pink with spicy bronze to create this delicate bead stitched necklace

Pastel Rose

With rice pearls and a ribbon rose in warm creams and pinks, try your hand at this corsage style bracelet

Cherry Bough

This project uses a quirky combination of beautiful handmade components and nailheads! Get creative with leftover beads and unusual findings to create your own oriental inspired necklace.

Koi Wrap Bracelet

Learn how to use cold enamelling to create this cute Koi carp swimming on a wrap of gorgeous Japanese Shibori ribbon in vibrant blues

Quick Make

An easy project you can make in just minutes!


Recipes For...

Spring into colour with eight recipes for polymer clay rainbow beads

Back to Basics

Get to grips with the jewellery making basics!

Top 8

This month we are featuring the Top 8 dangle pendants in cherry red and baby blue

Designer Challenge

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

Shopping for...

Unusual clasps and unique findings


Retail Therapy

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

Meet and Greet

This month we interviewed travelling jewellery maker, Janine Lucas

Subscription Offer

Check out our great subscription offer this month!


We answer your emails, take a look at our favourite uploads to the readers’ gallery this month and share some news from our Facebook page!


This month’s Spotlight reviews three great books, 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

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