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Beads & Beyond October 2015

Issue No: 97
On Sale: 10/9/2015
SKU: BAB151001
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Retail therapy

This month’s round up of the hottest new products and beady news

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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 artist jeweller, Sophie Symes


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

Sneak preview

Take a look at what’s coming next month


Autumnal arches

Bead stitch arched swags around marvellous Mookaite rondelles using two sizes of seed bead and versatile Superduo beads. You’ll have the season’s palette wrapped up with this pretty project

Make it easy

Get stitching with Khéops Par Puca beads. Try these twin holed triangles with a simple stretch bracelet then see where your imagination takes you


If you haven’t tried knitted wire yet then you are in for a treat. Sculpt this wonderful wire into loops and swirls for this gorgeous long necklace made with a magical mix of chunky, sparkling beads

Midnight moth

Finish the brooch you started in our September issue by adding a handmade brooch pin and lovely Lapis Lazuli in part two of this inspiring project

Seeds of change

Select seed beads in the season’s shades or choose your own colour combination for this easy kumihimo bracelet

Cast away

Learn the art of mould making and make any manner of shape using clear and colourless ICE resin. What treasures will you capture in your acorn?

Rings and things

Upgrade simple wooden donut beads with cord and beads to make this long necklace that will run rings around designs using boring old off-the-shelf components!

Frosted fall

Sand blast a leaf shape onto an oval glass bead – who knew craft stickers could be used like this?

Woodland walk

Create a garland of “mists and mellow fruitfulness” with this organic wirework design

Quick make

Give the season some Grecian charm with this Pyrite bracelet


Designer challenge

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

Recipes for...

Polymer clay connectors. Press, paint and twist your way to eight clever connecting solutions for bracelets, necklaces and even earrings!

100th Issue

We’re making our last call for entries to our guest designer competition and introducing our favourite 30 projects of all time!

Top 8

Autumnal earrings

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Autumn kits

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