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Issue 8 (Nov/Dec 2006) Holiday Issue
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Issue 8 (Nov/Dec 2006) Holiday Issue

Welcome friends to issue #8.
We are making travel plans to visit Scott’s family over the Thanksgiving holidays. He was laughing at me because I was making notes of which beads I plan to take rather than which clothes or other necessities.

Huh? What are you talking about?" I asked him. "Beads are a necessity. I want to make good use of all the time I will spend sitting in the car; chatting, navigating, refereeing, navigating, sightseeing, navigating, snacking, and.......... beading!"

He, wise man that he is, simply smiled. I reminded him of all the gifts we will need for Christmas giving. Presents for family, for friends, my hair stylist, Danny’s teachers & sports coaches. Lots of gift ideas in this issue so gather up your Delicas, cubes, seed beads and triangles and get ready for some beading fun. Hmmm..... I bet I could fit my triangle collection in the outer pockets of Scott’s shaving kit, do you think he will mind?
   Deb Moffett-Hall - Editor

Silver Slider Bracelet Silver Slider Bracelet
by Rita Sova

Pure Allure Swarovski crystal two-hole sliders combine with size 8 seed beads and DMC™ Light Effects silver thread to make a fast and fabulous bracelet.

Materials needed for a 7¾" bracelet:
  • 5 Ruby Crystal Sliders Pure Allure Crystal Innovations: small diamond # 344770
  • 92 Silver metal seed beads, size 8
  • 52 Silver Cylinder beads (Delica) size 11
  • 1 Silver toggle clasp, 12 mm
  • 1 skein Silver DMC Light Effects Precious Metals Thread, color: E 168
Individual Pattern is not available

Chandelier Earring Ornament Chandelier Earring Ornament
by Deb Moffett-Hall

This intricate ornament cover is easy to create using a few beads, a little craft wire, and inexpensive chandelier style earring findings!

  • 8 Gold triangle earring findings, Elite Better Beads brand, 34mm x 20mm
  • 56 Tanzanite Swarovski bicone crystals, 4mm
  • 24 Gold corrugated capsule beads, 9mm
  • 24 Purple clear glass ovals, 6mm
  • 64 Gold Daisy spacers, 4mm
  • 150 Purple silver-lined bugles, 3mm
  • 1 gram Gold seed beads, size 11
  • 18" Gold craft wire, 22 gauge
  • Fireline 4lb test
  • 8 Gold headpins, 1½"
  • 16 Gold headpins, 1¼"
  • Wire cutters
  • Round nose pliers
Individual Pattern is not available

Stretch Net Bangle Bracelet Stretch Net Bangle Bracelet
by Dottie Hoeschen

Stitch an easy 5-bead net around a base of large size 3 seed beads strung on elastic cord. The most comfortable bangle bracelet ever!

Materials needed for bracelet as shown:
  • 7 grams Red silver-lined Japanese seed beads, size 11
  • 2 grams Gold Metal seed beads, size 11
  • About 53 Black seed beads, size 3 or 5
  • Gossamer floss or stretch magic elastic cord
  • Fireline 4lb test
Individual Pattern available, SEARCH using: 00014770 at

Pierre Noel Pin 0r Ornament Pierre Noel Pin & Ornament
by Linda Farber

This odd count peyote project features clever 3-D touches in the hat, mustache and eyebrows. It makes an adorable lapel pin or Christmas tree ornament. 3 ½ x 1 ¾ inches. Both color and word charts are provided.

Miyuki Size 11 Delica Color numbers listed; Color, DB#, (Qty):
  • Gold #031 (156)
  • Violet #610 (147)
  • Tan #371 (54)
  • Red #654 (62)
  • White #351 (400)
  • Alabaster #211 (202)
  • Skin #206 (177)
  • Taupe #822 (166)
  • Cheeks #070 (46)
  • Nose #913 (23)
Individual Pattern is not available

Snowflakes & Crystals Bracelet Snowflakes and Crystals
by Sandra D. Halpenny

Stitch a little winter magic with seed beads & crystals. Only 9 snowflakes make a bracelet or stitch a band of 11 snowflakes to fit around a Christmas ornament!

Materials needed for bracelet shown:
  • 170 Crystal clear AB Miyuki Triangles, size 11
  • 400 White lined crystal AB Japanese seed beads, size 11
  • 4 Crystal clear AB bicone crystals, 4mm
  • 1 Toggle clasp, 12 mm (NOTE: instructions are not included for the beaded clasp shown)
  • White nymo D or C wax and stretch thread before use
Individual Pattern available, SEARCH using: 00013061 at

Penguins on Parade Penguins on Parade Bracelet
by Julie Ann Smith

An adorable bracelet featuring a loving penguin clan is stitched in flat, odd count peyote with a bonus brick-stitched heart charm.

Delica, size 11, bead numbers and (quantites) are listed:
  • Silver 436 (352)
  • Black 010 (137)
  • White 201 (463)
  • Red 753 (131)
  • Pink 1371 (43)
  • Blue 730 (614)
  • Dark Blue 880 (91)
  • Yellow 1592 (58)
  • Orange 1593 (39)
  • Penguin White 202 (322)
  • Penguin Black 005 (502)
  • Penguin Grey 168 (92)
Also needed:
  • 2 silver jump rings, each 5mm
  • White Nymo or thread of choice
  • ¾ inch silver shank button for clasp
Individual Pattern is not available

Triangle Duo Necklace Triangle Duo Necklace
by Michelle Hall

A box chain herringbone and cobra stitch necklace with triangle beads for texture and gold seeds for sparkle.

Materials for a 19" necklace:
  • 645 Olivine matte metallic iris Toho Triangles, size 11
  • 316 Gold seed beads, size 11
  • 175 Opal gilt lined seed beads, size 15
  • 175 Light Gold matte galvanized seed beads, size 15
  • 2 Brass or Gold Heishe discs, 5mm
  • 1 Gold "S" hook clasp, 35mm (clasp came with two 6mm soldered jump rings)
  • Fireline 4lb test size or thread of choice
Individual Pattern is not available

Beaded Toggle on Top Bracelet Beaded Toggle on Top Bracelet
by Diana Wilson

Cubes and seeds come together quickly to create this stunning bracelet. When selecting accent beads to create the toggle keep in mind that the toggle ends up on top as you wear the bracelet.

Materials for a 7¼" Bracelet:
  • 88 Gold cube beads, 3mm
  • 120 Gold luster seed beads, size 8
  • 2 Aurum x2 bicone crystals, 4mm
  • 120 Frosted Root beer AB seed beads, size 11
  • 3 Gold trimmed black flat ovals, 9 x 10 mm
  • Berkley Fireline 4 lb test or thread of choice
Individual Pattern is not available

Copper Mesh Candle Wrap Copper Mesh Candle
by Linda Gettings

Create a one-of-a-kind holiday candle with copper mesh available at most craft centers & size 11 seed beads. A few red and gold accent beads decorate the Christmas tree. Snow white seeds and drop beads complete the scene.

  • 3 grams, Green frosted seed beads, size 11
  • ½ gram, Brown frosted seed beads, size 11
  • 11 Red glass rounds, 4mm
  • 22 Gold frosted seed beads, size 11
  • 1 gram White opaque mini drop beads
  • ½ gram White opaque seed beads, size 11
  • 1 Crystal AB bicone, 6mm
  • 12 Gold headpins, ½ inch long
  • 1 package of fine metal mesh, sample is copper
  • 3 Decorative upholstery tacks
  • 1 Pillar candle
  • Fireline, 4lb test
  • Wire cutters
  • Needle nose pliers
Individual Pattern is not available

The Breast Cancer Beaded Quilt Project The Breast Cancer Beaded Quilt Project
Jeanette Shanigan

Product and Book Reviews
Beaded Beauties
New Book from Joan L. Hurlbut

Beaded Beauties
Wolves, Bats and other Critters of Travel:
Joan's new book contains peyote stitch patterns and word charts for 10 gorgeous 2 sided amulet bags. The charts are very easy to follow and the step by step instructions with photos are crystal clear, perfect for both beginner and accomplished beaders.

The incredibly detailed designs include a variety of wildlife from both warm and cold climates such as bats, lemurs, camels, koalas, seahorses, sea turtles, dolphins, eagles and an adorable Arctic fox. Every bag photographed in full color with fabulous fringe ideas included!

Pristine's Publishing
3180 Peger Road, Suite 300
Fairbanks, Alaska 99709
(907) 479-7122

Marketing and Selling Your Handmade Jewelry

Marketing and Selling Your Handmade Jewelry
By Viki Lareau

Viki and Mark own The Bead Factory in Tacoma Washington and are the founders and directors of the Puget Sound Bead Festival now in its 10th year!

Put this book on your holiday wish list if you have ever day dreamed of selling your work but didn't know how to get started. Viki covers every aspect of the business from pricing & profit to displays & promotions. Valuable advice from real folks who are already successfully marketing and selling their jewelry.

Interweave Press
(970) 669-7672

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