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Beads & Beyond May 2015

Issue No: 92
On Sale: 9/4/2015
SKU: BAB150501
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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 creator, Cheri Lewis


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 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


All things bright and beautiful

Create a necklace and matching pieces that celebrate all the flora and fauna of the natural world using recycled glass flower beads and the cutest little creature beads. Gain confidence in working with wire in this pretty but rustic collection

China Blue

Take a simple 8-braid kumihimo technique and add beads to create a pretty little flower patterned bracelet

Flexy fans

Stretch your chain maille skills (literally!) with this fun bracelet design that uses rubber O-rings alongside your usual jump rings

Fine vines

Add delicate texture to silver sheet using a rolling mill and special paper templates. The pretty vine design is brought out with a perfect patina in this gorgeous jewellery set

Summer sundae

Pick your favourite ice-cream flavours for felt beads in this simple necklace and matching bracelet


Learn how to handle aluminium for a modern and light necklace that incorporates polymer clay

Fabulous flowers

Stitch Delica beads and daggers into pretty layered flowers then link them into a fantastic focal for this necklace. You’ll find matching earrings and a bracelet on our blog too!

Beach daze

Choose your own colour combination for this clever macramé cuff that combines cord and beads into waves of wonderful texture

Crystal clear

Hollow beads give you lots of opportunities to create exciting and unique jewellery pieces. How will you fill yours?


Recipes for...

A range of jewellery pieces using 4mm gemstone rounds. Try skills such as chain maille, wirework and French Knitting alongside the usual stringing and linking techniques to really make the most of these versatile beads

Designer challenge

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

Top 12

Flower brooches – perfect for your blouse, bag or summer hat!

Shopping for...

Multi-colour magic!

In the know

We’re taking you back to basics with this guide on techniques and tools

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