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Beads & Beyond May 2013

ssue No: 68
On Sale: 11/4/2013
SKU: BAB130501
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Love blossoms

Colour your silver clay with alcohol inks to create a pretty necklace and earring set fit for any bride

Its all in the details

Create romantic heart embellishments that can be used to adorn all your wedding accessories using crystal studded air dry clay

Something blue

Use stringers to create beautiful rose motifs in lampwork glass, string your favourites together to make a timeless bracelet

Branching out

Try basic wirework skills to create a gorgeous side tiara using crystals, then make matching earrings and a necklace!

Floral romance

Combine subtle lemon and lilac colours to make a super cute bead stitched necklace and earring set with a pretty country garden feel

Vintage lovebirds

Create a nostalgic, vintage-inspired linked Bridal set using handmade ceramics, delicate Czech glass and Victorian-style antique wire

Satin silver

Use silversmithing techniques to make beautiful tactile satin beads, then link together to create an elegant jewellery set

Radiant in rose gold

A stunning necklace project using the latest SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS innovations, we think you’ll love them as much as we do!

Quick make

Combine diamantes and pearls to create a piece of bridal bling, a show showstopper in under 30 minutes!


Recipes for...

8 ideas for beautiful Bridesmaid pendants!

Top 12

Try our top 12 tiaras in shades of palest lilac, baby blue and pearl white

Designer challenge

This month our four designers were sent a pretty pastel toning selection of beads, check out the amazing results

And the bride wore...

Tassia Grant takes us through the trials and rewards of designing and marketing bespoke wedding jewellery


Retail therapy

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

Meet and greet

This month we interviewed metal clay artist Tracey Spurgin


This month’s Spotlight is on three inspiring books, the blog of the month and the website of the month

Shopping for…

Pearl beads in all shapes and sizes!


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

Subscription offer

Check out this month’s fantastic subscription offer!

Sneak preview

Take a look at what’s coming next month

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