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Issue 1 (Sep/Oct 2005) Premier Issue
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Issue 1 (Sep/Oct 2005) Premier Issue

     Welcome friends to Bead-Patterns the Magazine. It's been quite an adventure getting to this point; many months have passed since the first telephone calls between New Mexico & Pennsylvania when Rita Sova and I began discussing our ideas for an online bead magazine.

Rita, her husband David, and I met face to face for the first time this past June. After the hugs and handshakes we outlined our goals, hopes, and dreams for this project. Their son, Shane, worked hard behind the scenes coordinating all the computer functions and writing new programs as needed. Sova Enterprises is very much a family affair!

We hope you enjoy this issue. Please share your ideas, thoughts, and comments, with your help we can make future issues of Bead-Patterns the Magazine even better!   Deb Moffett-Hall - Editor

Crystals `n Lace Necklace Crystals ‘n Lace Necklace
by Sandra D. Halpenny

Sandra works her seed bead magic with Swarovski crystals to add sparkle amidst the loops and swirls of beaded lace in this ultra-feminine 16 inch choker.

The beadwork curves gently to follow the contours of your neck.

Delicate by day and glamorous by night, select your favorite bead colors and stitch a fashion accent you’ll reach for again and again.

Materials needed:
  • 32 Swarovski Bicone Crystals, 4mm
  • 15 grams Japanese Seed Beads, size 11/o
  • Decorative shank button, ½ inch or smaller
  • Nymo D or C-Lon to match seed beads
  • Beeswax or Thread Heaven
Individual Pattern available, SEARCH using: 00011650 at

Crystal baguette Rings Crystal baguette Rings
by Judith Bertoglio-Giffin

Judith likes her beadwork to be big, bold, and noticed! With a 10 mm faceted crystal cube this ring gets rave reviews.

The cigar band shape of the peyote base is sturdy enough to support the large crystal cube, but narrows nicely to fit comfortably.

Instructions included for a smaller versions using an 8mm cube or a 6mm pearl. Also a terrific way to showcase a small gemstone or artist bead too!

Materials needed for cube ring:
  • 1 Faceted lead crystal cube bead, 8mm (10 mm)
  • 2 Glass cube beads, each 4 X 4 mm
  • Approximately 200 (250) Seed beads, size 11/0 cylinder
  • Beading thread and needle of choice

Materials needed for pearl ring:
  • 1 Faceted pearl, 6mm
  • 2 Bicone Crystals, each 4mm
  • Approximately 250 Seed beads, size 15 Japanese
Individual Pattern available, SEARCH using: 00011293 at

Dragonfly Pin or Pendant Dragonfly Pendant
by Gail Jewell

Tubular peyote takes flight with the addition of sparkling wings. Gail suggests stitching with quality fishing line to give your dragonfly shape and support.

Clever openings are worked in the body as you stitch to accommodate the lacy beaded wire work wings

Two sizes:
  • Large: 3 ¾ inches long, 5 inch wingspan
  • Small: 3 inches long, 4 inch wingspan

Materials needed
  • 3 grams light & 3 grams dark color seed beads, size 15
    (8 Grams of strong color)
  • 1 Bicone crystal, 4mm
  • 1 Silver Bicone for head, 10mm
    (Round Facetted clear glass bead 12 mm)
  • 3 feet Dead-soft wire, 18 gauge
  • 15 feet Dead-soft wire, 26 gauge
  • Pin back or jump rings as desired
  • 4 lb test quality monofilament (clear) fishing line packaged on a reel not a spool
Tools needed:
  • Fine, strong beading needle
  • Wire cutters & Eye protection
  • File
  • Sharp Scissors
  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • Ruler
Individual Pattern is not available

Meet Scott Bouwins of Bearfoot Art ARTIST: Meet SCOTT BOUWENS of BEARFOOT ART

After years of entrepreneurial adventures & working as a commercial carpenter, Scott Bouwens finally found his true calling – lampwork beadmaking. Enjoy some gorgeous eye candy while we visit with Scott and his wife Monica, a talented jewelry designer.

Apricot Trio Apricot Trio
by Linda Gettings

A sumptuous sun-kissed trio, lavishly fringed and amazingly easy to stitch!

Linda’s excellent instructions will guide you every step of the way as you create the fabulous 16 inch necklace, 7 inch bracelet 1½ inch earrings.

This set looks wonderful with the last of your summer tan and those warm fall colors.

Materials needed for Necklace
  • 59 Apricot Bicone crystals, 3mm
  • 12 grams Gold-lined Apricot seed beads, size 11
  • 89 Round Faceted Apricot, Fire Polished beads, 6mm
  • 1Gold toggle clasp, 14mm
  • 2 Gold Tube style crimp beads
  • 20 inches Braided beading wire
  • 1 strong binder clip
  • 4 lb test Fireline or beading thread of choice

Materials needed for Bracelet
  • 30 Round Faceted Apricot, Fire Polished beads, 6mm
  • 65 Apricot Bicone crystals, each 3mm
  • 18 Apricot Bicone crystals, each 4mm
  • 14 grams Gold-lined Apricot seed beads, size 11
  • 1 Gold toggle clasp, 14mm
  • 2 Gold Tube shape crimp beads
  • 10 inches Braided beading wire

Materials needed for Earrings
  • 2 Round Faceted Apricot, Fire Polished beads, 6mm
  • 8 Apricot Bicone crystals, each 3mm
  • 4 Apricot Bicone crystals, each 4mm
  • 16 Gold-lined Apricot seed beads, size 11
  • 2 Gold head pins, each 2inches in length
  • 2 Gold French ear wires with loop

Tools Needed
  • Crimping pliers or flat nose pliers
  • Wire cutters
Individual Pattern available, SEARCH using: 00013195 at

My Fathers Beads Bead Shop: My Father's Beads

Visit my favorite “Brick & Mortar” bead shop in Coopersburg Pennsylvania and meet the owner, Jeri Bellini. I owe a great deal to Jeri, she is the person who first introduced me to the wonderful world of beads!

Take a peek inside her treasure-filled shop and learn the interesting story behind the unique name.

Pearl Bangle Pearl Bangle

Circular Herringbone stitch gathers Toho Triangle beads together points-in like the slices of a pizza pie. 

The dimpled flat surfaces exposed on the outside of the beadwork create a supple, textured cord effect ¼ inches wide. Add a few creamy pearls and a bit of gold to create an elegant bangle with substance.

Materials needed to make an 8 inch bracelet:
Please note that it is necessary to make the bracelet approximately ½ inch longer than usual to accommodate the thickness of the pearl clusters.
  • 240 Tan Triangle Beads, Toho color # F471A, Size 11
  • 96 Gold Triangle Beads, Toho color # 471, Size 11
  • 21 Cream/Gold Round Freshwater Pearls, 5mm
  • 44 Gold seed beads, size 11
  • 2 Gold flat Heishe spacer beads, each 5mm
  • 2 Gold Round Corrugated Metal beads, each 5mm
  • 2 Gold Crimp beads
  • 12 inches Gold colored braided beading wire
  • 1 Clasp of choice, Gold 9mm snap clasp shown
  • Berkely Fireline 4lb test or beading thread of choice
  • Fine needle that will fit through pearls

  • Crimping Pliers
  • Scissors
  • Wire cutters for beading wire
Individual Pattern is not available

Pumpkin Patch Crystal Drop Pumpkin Patch Crystal Drop

This spooky fellow happily sits in the pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin.
Colorful Peyote bands decorate the 24% lead crystal chandelier drops. Cast beautiful rainbows as sun catchers, lamp & fan pulls, & holiday ornaments.

Quick to stitch in about 2 hours. Makes a fun hostess gift for that Halloween party!
Materials needed:
  • Thread of choice
  • beading needle
  • 3 inch cut spear crystal drops (Model # 00000178 at
Delica Beads, size 11 - Color, Delica #, (QTY):
  • Black DB310 (260)
  • Gold DB410 (123)
  • Lt. green DB733 (47)
  • Green DB754 (43)
  • Yellow orange DB651 (89)
  • Med orange DB653 (53)
  • Dark orange DB795 (56)
  • Brown DB794 (9)
Individual Pattern is not available

Holly Christmas Ornament Holly Christmas Ornament

Mini or Full-size Options, Your choice! Peyote and Brick stitches combine to make one stunning ornament.

Two repeats of the chart will decorate a mini glass ball as shown, the perfect size for those smaller branches near the top or even a table top tree. Or stitch 3 repeats to beautifully cover the popular larger size ornaments for lower branches.

Mini Glass Ornament
= 44mm or 1 ¾ inches in diameter
Large Glass Ornament
= 70 mm or 2 ¾ inches in diameter

Materials needed:
  • Thread of choice
  • Beading needle
  • Scissors.
  • Gold Round Corrugated beads, 2.5 mm (16 or 24)
  • Gold Bugle beads, 9mm 3/8 inch, (8 or 12)
  • Gold Seed Beads, size 11 (60 or 90)
  • Gold Disk Beads, size 5mm (8 or 12)
  • Red Clear Teardrop Beads, 6 x 12mm (4 or 6)
  • Red Faceted Spacer Beads, 8mm (4 or 6)
  • Red Bicone Crystals, each 4mm (4 or 6)
  • Green Bicone Crystals, 4mm (4 or 6)
  • Green Dimpled Ovals, 6 x 12mm (4 or 6)
Delica Beads, size 11 - Color, Delica #, (QTY):
Color Numbers refer to Delica cylinder beads, size 11. There are approximately 200 beads per gram. Bead counts for small and large version in ( ).
  • Light Green 655 (252 or 378)
  • Dark Green 327 (656 or 984)
  • Light Red 791 (64 or 96)
  • Dark Red 654 (76 or 114)
  • Tan 204 (172 or 58)
  • Gold 410 (144 or 216)
  • Orange 651 (12 or 18)
Individual Pattern is not available

D.I.Y. Peyote HOW TO: D.I.Y.! Peyote
(Design It Yourself Peyote)

Learn to create your own Peyote patterns in 5 easy steps.

Have you ever seen a terrific photograph and said to yourself "That would look great stitched in beads!"

Follow these easy trace and color instructions to convert that fabulous photo into a bead graph without a special computer program.

Crystal 8 Bracelet Crystal 8 Bracelet
by Diana Wilson

Size 8 Delicas are ladder stitched to form a base. Bicone crystals nestle just their points in the large bead openings on the sides. Tiny size 15 seed beads crisscross the surface adding interesting texture and color to this slinky sparkler.

Materials needed:
  • 59 Delica beads, size 8: Topaz version color #115, Blue version #321
  • 58 Swarovski Bicone crystals, each 4mm, Topaz or a mix of Blue, Green & Purple
  • 63 Seed Beads, size 11, Gold lined Matte Taupe or Blue Iris
  • 343 Seed Beads, size 15, Metallic Bronze or Matte Blue Iris
  • Fireline size 4lb, or beading thread of choice strong enough to withstand the sharp crystal edges, yet fine enough to fit through the size 15 seeds several times
Individual Pattern available, SEARCH using: 00014115 at

Braided Smokey Quartz Set Braided Smokey Quartz Set

A versatile trio that looks great on the job and out on the town! The braided sections may look tricky but are simply two loops of beads joined at both ends.

Open the loops and bring one end around and through the opening. Straighten out the beadwork and…. Ta Da! The loops are “braided” together!

Materials needed for entire set:
  • 10 Faceted Flat Smokey Quartz Rectangles, each 7 x 10mm
  • 16 Silver Corrugated Rounds, each 5mm
  • 36 Silver Heishe Spacers, each 5mm
  • 44 Silver Corrugated Rounds, 3mm
  • 10 grams Delica beads size 11, color # 41
  • 2 Silver Toggles, each 9mm
  • 2 Silver headpins, each 1.5 inches long
  • 2 Silver French Ear wires
  • Fireline 4 lb test smoke color or beading thread of choice
Individual Pattern available, SEARCH using: 00012105 at

Product and Book Reviews
Smoking Turtle Studio Raku Beads - Les Powell, Clay Artist
Smoking Turtle Studio

If you are looking for a one of a kind focal bead, or something interesting with an artistic flair visit the Smoking Turtle Studio web page or plan to meet up with Les at one of the many bead shows he attends with Dawn Dalto of Blue Bear Beads.

Les's main focus is on non-functional ceramic vessel and architectural forms. His specialty is in his firing techniques...Raku. Raku was invented in the 1600's in Japan and adapted in the 1960's, in California. This firing technique results in metallic, iridescent, somewhat matte glazes that can range in color from copper with flashes of turquoise, red, yellow and a variety of greens to combinations of cobalt, magenta and gold.
Both the actual colors and the color placement are unpredictable so each piece is absolutely unique. Factor in the wide range of shapes, sizes and surface patterns available and your design options seem endless. Lovely kits are also available. Retail & Wholesale inquiries welcome.

Contact Les Powell at the Smoking Turtle Studio through or email: lespwll at
P.O. Box 19612, Asheville, NC 28815
Telephone (828) 216-1037
Tacky BOB Tacky BOB - From Flying Needles

Tacky BOB, a funny name for a terrific product, it stands for Tacky Box for Beads - great little plastic cases that really hold your beads in one place.

Invented by Jo Hopper from Flying Needles the boxes look like small jewel cases or CD boxes, less than 4 inches square. Both the top and the bottom inside surfaces of the shallow plastic case are lined with acid free adhesive.

The tacky bond is strong enough to keep beads from rolling about but releases them onto the needle with just a gentle nudge.
The boxes are quite attractive with decorative papers on top and colorful non-slip foam on the bottom. There is even a handy magnetic strip to hold your needle. If you are careful not to touch the adhesive with your fingers the sticky surface should last for over a year – only the needle point should contact the adhesive.

Editors note: I have used the same Tacky BOB for over a year and wouldn’t be without one! I can stitch riding in the car, on the beach, and at the pool without losing a single bead.

Retail price $8.00 each plus shipping, wholesale inquiries are welcome.
Contact Jo at 214-696-5621
visit her website at for more information or to place an order.

Bead Cruise
Bon Voyage Beaders!
What could be better than 4 days devoted to the beads we love, fabulous beading classes & workshops with nationally recognized, creative & friendly instructors, bead shopping, and a silent auction?
How about all of the above and a luxury cruise to the tropical paradise island of Cozumel Mexico!?!
Bead Cruise 2006 will set sail from Galveston Texas on April 6, 2006. Joining our hosts, the mother–daughter bead artists Beverly Herman and Heather Powers, are Dona Anderson and Judith Bertoglio-Giffen. During this incredible bead retreat you will enjoy 1 full day class and 1 half day workshop with two of the instructors. There are no additional fees for these classes; they are included in the price of the sumptuousness cruise! Sign up early, there are only 50 spaces available and classes are scheduled on a first-come basis.For more information on this wonderful outing please visit       Registration ends September 23, 2005
Bead Pavilion Bead Pavilion Showcases
from Sova Enterprises
Store and display your precious bead collection in these clear, sturdy cases. The easy glide shelves come in two configurations; one to hold round tubes and another for the square flip top boxes.

I ordered one of each and was very impressed! The openings in the shelves are deep enough to hold the vials securely, the shelves slide all the way out so you can take them with you to your work table.
If you have very tall tubes simply remove one of the shelves and use the extra shelf to hold your tools. The case is heavy enough to be stable on a counter or table but is pre-drilled so it can be wall-mounted if desired. I now have all my Delicas organized, at hand, and in sight which makes color selection a breeze.
For more information and to place an order please visit: and search for 00007970.

Great Beaded Gifts Great Beaded Gifts
by Linda Gettings

Sterling Publishing Co. Inc. New York
A Sterling/Chapelle book - $19.95 US

This is Linda’s first solo book and it contains over 40 fabulous projects ranging from simple stringing to more elaborate items. The photography is excellent and showcases her colorful jewelry and home decor items to perfection.

Step-by-step instructions, charts and graphs make the projects easy and fun to stitch. There is something special in this collection for every female on your gift list, be sure to treat yourself too!
A must-have book for your beading library, you will return to it again and again for gift giving ideas all year long.
Linda is one of the most talented & prolific beaders I know. Though a fairly new designer to the site, she’s enjoyed beading and teaching for nearly 8 years. Linda’s popular designs have been featured in all the leading bead magazines. Be sure to check out Linda’s luscious design featured in Issue 1 of Bead-Patterns the Magazine: Apricot Trio

'Great Beaded Gifts' book is available at many shops and online at

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