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Issue 18 (Jul/Aug 2008) 3rd Anniversary Issue
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Issue 18 (Jul/Aug 2008) 3rd Anniversary Issue

Welcome friends to issue #18
      This is our 3 year anniversary issue! 18 issues of exciting projects and step by step instructions geared to make beading FUN, not frustrating. This issue has a few quick and easy take-with projects for summer stitching; Linda Gettings shares her Chevron Seeds bracelet and Sandra D. Halpenny has created a fun loopy necklace with cubes, seeds, and crystals. Let your creative side out to play with two free-form projects: Dottie Hoeschen has fashioned a twisted wire pendant and encrusted it with beads and Marilyn Peters has us "Doodling" a gorgeous bracelet with seed beads, crystals, & pearls - anything goes! To get a jump on your holiday stitching there's a Christmas-in-July peyote ornament project too. Enjoy!    Deb Moffett-Hall - Editor

Chevron Seeds Bracelet Chevron Seeds Bracelet
by Linda Gettings

Square stitch a cube base and decorate with two colors of seed beads to create the chevron design. Fast & Fun!

Accent the center with a dichroic bead, add a button and loop closure to complete the 6.5" bracelet.
7 rows of cubes = 1" if you need to lengthen the bracelet to suit.

Materials for 6.5" bracelet:
  • 180 black 4mm cubes
  • 500 amber silver-lined size 11
  • 400 green silver-lined size 11
  • 30 matte black size 15 seeds
  • 1 Dichroic bead
  • Fireline 6lb test

Individual Pattern is not available

Cubes, Loops, & Crystals Cubes, Loops, & Crystals
by Sandra D. Halpenny

The luscious colors of this delightful choker necklace will set off a summer tan to perfection. Quick and easy to stitch, it's a great take-along project.

  • Miyuki size 110 seeds:
    90 Transparent Amber #132
    550 Olive Green #229
  • Miyuki 4mm cubes:
    57 Melon #407FR
  • Crystal 4mm Bicones:
    73 Padparadscha AB
  • Fireline 4lb or 6lb
  • Beading needle

Individual Pattern available, SEARCH using: 00016015 at

Box Chain Donut Necklace Box Chain Donut Necklace
by Diana Wilson

Here's an easy way to create a stunning custom color accented necklace for any size glass, stone, or ceramic donut.

  • 916 Light Gray size 11 Delica
  • 916 Dark Gray size 11 Delica
  • 16 silver size 15 seeds & silver accent beads
  • 22 Hematite rounds, 4mm
  • 16 Bicone crystals to match donut
  • 8 Silver 5.5 x 6mm silver ovals
  • 45mm donut
  • Clasp of choice
  • 6lb test Fireline

Individual Pattern is not available

Golden Wave Bracelet Golden Wave Bracelet
by Michelle Hall

Even count peyote bracelet features 2 sizes of Delica beads and two sizes of seed beads for an undulating effect. Stitch as you go 3 bead picot!

  • Bronze seed beads, size 15
  • Matte gold #1153 Delica size 11 (A)
  • Matte gold #0331 Delica size 10 (B)
  • Amber luster seed beads, size 8
  • Clasp of choice

Individual Pattern is not available

Hibiscus Peyote Bracelet Hibiscus Peyote Bracelet

Huge hibiscus blooms make a bold summer statement in odd count peyote. This bracelet can also be worked in even count peyote skipping 1 row of side beads and adding the missing beads using brick stitch.

Materials for a 1" x 6.75" bracelet panel:
  • Size 11 Delica Beads, Color # (Qty):
    377 Dark Blue (235)
    881 Light Blue (285)
    754 Light Green (20)
    656 Dark Green (05)
    202 White (399)
    856 Pink (444)
    378 Red (310)
    651 Orange (24)
    751 Yellow (18)
  • Fireline 6lb test
  • Clasp of choice, Snap-toggle shown

Individual Pattern is not available

Doodles Bracelet Doodles Bracelet
by Marilyn Peters

Doodle with beads to create your own unique bracelet with size 8, 11, & 15 seeds. Draw a pattern of loops, bead the loops and fill in a few of those loops with crystals and pearls. No two will be the same!

  • Size 8, 11, & 15 clear and matte silver-lined beads in a similar color family
  • 10-14 bicone 4mm crystals
  • 8-12 freshwater 4-8mm pearls
  • Fireline 6lb test or thread of choice
  • Pencil
  • Marker
  • Ruler

Individual Pattern is not available

Merry-Go-Round Ornament Christmas in July!
Merry-Go-Round Ornament

by Deb Moffett-Hall

Originally designed in 2003 for Bead & Button's 10th anniversary. I thought it would be fun to update the design & share an excerpt with our readers on our 3rd anniversary.

Use even-count peyote for the band and add brick stitch points. Enjoy! Watch for new carousel creatures to mix and match with this pattern at: or (SEARCH using item# 00015935).

  • Delica size 11, color #'s - number of beads:
    410 gold - 1,071
    721 Yellow - 96
    351 white - 573
    307 gray - 117
    654 red - 444
    726 blue - 75
    656 green - 219
    651 orange - 159
    010 black - 30
    725 background - 1,206
  • Fringe & Trim Beads:
    30 round 2 mm gold
    6 round 4mm gold corrugated
    6 bicone 6 mm gold corrugated
    48 disk 5 mm gold heishe
    18 light blue 6 mm fire polish
    16 red 4 mm fire polish
    52 gold 9 mm silver-lined bugles
  • Ornament 2-5/8"
  • Fireline 6lb test

Individual Pattern is not available

Summer Cyclone Pendant Summer Cyclone Pendant
by Dottie Hoeschen

Create this twisted free-orm pendant from two gauges of wire. Decorate the top third with a unique focal bead and fill in with bits left-over from other projects. Add a dangle at the tip for flirty movement. Easy & FUN project!

  • 14" length of silver wire, 18 gauge
  • Spool of silver wire, 26 gauge
  • Assorted beads 2mm-16mm
  • 18" leather cord, 2mm thickness
  • 1 silver head pin 2" long
  • Wire cutters
  • Round nose pliers
  • Chopstick
  • Eye protection

Individual Pattern is not available

Hex Diamonds, Earrings & Bracelet Hex Diamonds, Earrings & Bracelet
by Linda Gettings

Brick stitch large Hex beads into stunning earrings with opulent fringe. A coordinating bracelet complements the earrings without being too matchy-matchy.

  • 42 Size 15 gold seeds
  • 30 gold Size 15 gold seeds
  • 48 silver Size 11 silver lined seeds
  • Size 8 Delica Hex beads:
    182 black, 121 gold, 70 silver, & 103 bronze
  • 16 black rounds, 3.5mm
  • 30 black rounds 5 mm
  • 12 gold long ovals 5x15mm
  • 2 Clear with gold foil lined glass beads 9x18mm
  • 2 gold ear wires
  • 14mm black button

Individual Pattern available, SEARCH using: 00017178 at

What's New

No More Broken Spools, Wild Wire, or Kinked Ends!

Accu-Flex is now available on flexible "Huggy Spools" that open just like the fiber bobbins: turn it upside down; hold the outer edges with your finger tips, and push the center down with your thumbs and the bottom flexes open to reveal the wire.
Cut off the length desired, wrap the leftover wire on the center of the spool and flex the bobbin closed again. Gently push the cut end under the lip to secure, no more kinked ends by placing the wire in the slot on the old spools, no more broken spool keepers either!
See the new spools at your local shop or Order online at:

Bead Romantique
Elegant Beadweaving Designs by Lisa Kan

Lisa presents 17 gorgeous projects that are elegant yet wearable, stunning but not over the top.
The illustrations & clearly written instructions make this a can-do book you'll reach for again and again.

Published by: Interweave Press
Available at:

Bead Romantique

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