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This month we interviewed crystal jewellery designer, Gabriella Pacitti
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The gorgeous earthy colours in this necklace and matching pieces will take you from summer into autumn with ease. Learn to make multicoloured tubular beads using peyote stitch. You’ll be hooked!
Raid your stash for beads in the season’s fashion colours or have fun shopping for new components then team them with a neutral backdrop for this multi-strand necklace
Make it easy
Learn the art of knotting with unusual beads and contrasting thread with a bracelet following ‘a modern tradition’
Once you’ve mastered the chain maille wheel component, you can just keep going and going until its long enough to fit your waist. Did you know that this stunning accessory can also double (literally) as a necklace?
No hassle tassel
We show how a simple tool can make tassel making easy. Go metallic or try something more rustic – the choice of material is up to you!
Learn how to combine wonderfully uniform Shell Pearls with luxurious gold jump rings for this necklace inspired by Scottish heather
Take stringers in subtle shades to decorate these chunky disc beads. Will you take the cool or hot option?
Midnight moth – part one
Get started on this exclusive wirework project, running in two parts. You’ll master lots of skills, including hand forming a brooch pin from wire, as well as setting tricky cabochons. You’ll be amazed at how quickly your magical moth will start to emerge from the layers of wire!
Four designers use the same pack of beads to create three designs – which is your favourite?
Seasonal shades in resin
Find out how you could win the chance to have a project featured in the magazine. We are looking for a guest designer. Will it be you?
Live and learn
Find a course or bead group near you and take your techniques to the next level
New colour inspiration
Bracelets in shades inspired by Pantone’s Biscay Bay and Reflecting Pond
In the know
Everything you ever wanted to know about kumihimo