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Beads & Beyond November 2015

Issue No: 98
On Sale: 8/10/2015
SKU: BAB151101
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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 ICE resin expert, Clare Horner


We share our pick of the latest beady books, our blog of the month and our must-visit website of the month


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!

Sneak preview

Take a look at what’s coming next month


Denim and lace

Make a bracelet using chain maille techniques and a gorgeous artisan made focal of delightful denim and lovely lace

Fringe benefits

Find inspiration in the season’s trend for tassels and fringing and create a choker style necklace using copper wire and simple hammering techniques

Material girl

Take a trip to your local haberdashery or upholstery shop and discover the array of colourful and textural trimmings available. We’ll show you how to incorporate these beautiful braids and bindings into stunning jewellery pieces with a really bohemian feel

Pliers on parade

We’ve brought you an easy-sew project to make a plier roll, perfect for storing and travelling with your tools

Ethereal jewels

Discover dichroic glass and learn to use palladium in your lampwork beads with these voile inspired beads

Beautiful Betsy

If you are a fan of Liberty prints, you’ll love this fabric inspired polymer clay pendant. We’ll show you how to create and pack canes and use thin slices on a background clay sheet to mimic this bright and beautiful floral material design

Paisley prints

Create a paisley pendant from sheet silver and colourful lampwork beads using simple sawing and piercing techniques

Inspired by Morris

From wonderful wallpapers to fabulous fabrics, William Morris & Co’s designs have stood the test of time! Bend and shape wire into lovely leaf shapes and create a necklace of muted tones using pretty pearls and seed beads

Quick make

‘Pick and mix’ your carnival cotton cords for this quick wrap bracelet


Make it easy

Link frames of co-ordinating fabrics for this ‘pretty patches’ bracelet

Designer challenge

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

Top 7

Bracelets in gorgeous shades of blue!

In the know

Everything you needed to know about traditional knotting

Recipes for...

Using sari silk in your jewellery designs

Shopping for...

Fabric fun!

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