This month’s round up of the hottest new products and beady news
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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
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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!
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
Have some fruity fun in the sun with these mouth-watering lampwork beads
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
Take the latest fashion trend into autumn. How far will you take the fringe?
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
Four designers use the same pack of beads to create three designs – which is your favourite?
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
Our top handbag charms in rich pink and cognac
Seasonal colour. All the beads and threads you’ll need to take you from summer into autumn