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Beads & Beyond September 2014

Issue No: 84
On Sale: 14/8/2014
SKU: BAB140901
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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 innovative jewellery designer Nealay Patel


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!


Discover some great new 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


Azure rose

Take the Art Deco favourite palette of royal blue and silver and team it with a stylised rose motif for this long and lovely necklace

In fine feather

Simplify and refine the beautiful shape of a peacock feather in silver wire to create a classic brooch and more!

Eighth wonder

Discover the versatility of two-hole pyramid beads and twin beads by stitching a main attraction for your wrist

Work like a charm

If you have mastered a simple Kumihimo braid and want to broaden your braiding horizons, learn how to add spacer beads and charms to your designs

The bold and the beautiful

Combine polymer clay texturing techniques with a gorgeous collection of tactile beads to create an asymmetric necklace with real impact

Watermelon summer

Have some fruity fun in the sun with these mouth-watering lampwork beads

Beach charm

Keep tight hold of summer memories of the beach and beautiful sunsets with a long necklace full of felt and fabulous colour

In the know

Everything you ever wanted to know about beads

Fringe festival

Take the latest fashion trend into autumn. How far will you take the fringe?

Quick make

Find out how to turn a few glass pearls and some wire into a striking choker


The Facebook fan challenge

We gave our Facebook fans the chance to take part in their own mini designer challenges. See the creations of our first two lucky winners and find out how you could be a challenger too

Designer challenge

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

Soft focus

This month we take a look at bead stitching pattern design tools

Recipes for ...

Adding colour to jewellery components. We’ll show you how to customise charms, create colourful cabochons and ensure the originality of your designs

Top 8

Our top handbag charms in rich pink and cognac

Shopping for...

Seasonal colour. All the beads and threads you’ll need to take you from summer into autumn

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