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Beads & Beyond May 2014

Issue No: 80
On Sale: 3/4/2014
SKU: BAB140501
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Retail therapy

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

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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!

Meet and greet

This month we interviewed wire artist and jewellery maker, Louise Goodchild


This month’s Spotlight is on 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


New horizons

Using clever polymer clay blending techniques and gorgeous pearls to create this stunning statement necklace for your beach wedding or a holiday by the sea

Pearl aimée

Traditional brides will love the delicacy and prettiness of this bead stitched necklace with matching bracelet and earrings in pearly seed beads

Something blue

Chain maille in icy silver and blue. Use Byzantine weave to create snowflakes on your wrist!

Weaving magic

Learn how to make a Viking Weave necklace by following this 12-step project, perfect for beginners

Bollywood bride

Luxurious gold with rich jewel tones make this a bracelet full of opulence and elegance

Woodland wedding

You’ll be transported to an autumn forest with the copper and berry tones of the wirework pieces in this beautiful project. From headpiece to haircomb, you’ll have your back-to-nature wedding covered!

Very vintage

Some simple wirework and sewing is all you need to make these satin flowers. Use offcuts from dress alterations to create inexpensive, matching accessories

Autumn’s charms

You’ll love the antiqued silver leaves that rustle with the honey coloured Freshwater Pearls in this delicate and delightfully understated charm bracelet

Kumihimo flowergirl

Take your Kumihimo to the next level with this flowery, beaded version of the beginner’s 16 cord braid

Winter wedding

Combine one of these icy lampwork beads or all three with frosty silver findings for some extra special jewellery

Quick make

Make yourself a Kumihimo weight to use with our Kumihimo flowergirl project


Recipes for...

8 pairs of gorgeous earrings, perfect for a special occasion

Top 12

This month we are featuring the Top 12 beaded rings inspired by an Indian wedding

Designer challenge

Four different designers use the same pack of beads to create three pieces of jewellery. Be inspired!

Shopping for...

Wedding beads and charms

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