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Issue 24 (Jul/Aug 2009) Summer Issue
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Issue 24 (Jul/Aug 2009) Summer Issue

Welcome friends to issue #24
      It's Hot Hot Hot! Hot summer jewelry and accessories with a tropical flair. First up is a salute to summer with a 4th of July peyote bracelet, proudly wave the red, white, & blue on your wrist. Linda Gettings has re-mixed round and square seashell heishi into shell shaped dangles - gorgeous! Sharon Boehme shares two coconut palm projects: a tea light cover to light your poolside party and a crocheted bracelet to match. Sandra D Halpenny has outdone herself with a stunning seed bead lei, a must have for any luau. Capture Rivolis in a net and wear them as a bracelet with this delightful design from Barb Nichols. Dottie Hoeschen translates a Russian Chevron Chain variation into a lariat or beaded belt. Ty Wolfe Designs offers a beautiful bargello feather style peyote design; make one for a pendant or two for an amulet bag. Enjoy your summer stitching!    Deb Moffett-Hall - Editor

4th of July Bracelet 4th of July Bracelet

Two shades of blue and two shades of red add dimension to this odd-count peyote design. Make a lovely patriotic bracelet, 6¾" x 1" wide to wear to the parade.

Size 11 Delica Beads; quantity, color, and number:
  • 620 beads, Silver-lined Gold, #42 or 410
  • 222 beads, Light Matte Met Blue, #361
  • 382 beads, Opaque dark blue, #726
  • 224 beads, Light Silver-lined Red, #603
  • 224 beads, Dark Red, #753
  • 167 beads, White, #200

Individual Pattern available, SEARCH using: 00017255 at

Seashell Re-Mix Necklace Seashell Re-Mix Necklace
by Linda Gettings

Natural shell components are hot this summer! Use various size shell heishi to string abstract shell shaped fringes on a size 6 seed bead base.

Shell Materials:
  • 1 strand (16") natural shell heishi in each of the following shapes & sizes:
    8-10mm flat round
    10-12mm flat round
    5-6mm flat square
    3-4mm flat irregular
If you find graduated strands in round and square separate the shells by size & shape.

Individual Pattern is not available

Coconut Palm Tea Lights Coconut Palm Tea Lights
by Sharon Boehme

Peyote stitch a few of these adorable tea light covers to set a tropical mood for your next pool party, luau, or picnic. Stitch flat and add 2 more palm trees for a matching bracelet!

Materials, size 11 Delica Beads listed:
  • Background - DB235
    Green - DB46
    Tree - DB769
    Coconut - DB734
  • Silamide thread in matching color
  • Tea Light Candle (Hint: tea light tins vary in size: the aluminum tins are slightly smaller so use the clear "tins" for best fit.)

Individual Pattern available, SEARCH using: 00016282 at

Aqua Marine Earrings Aqua Marine Earrings
by Michelle Hall

These beauties go to great lengths to dazzle. Reaching nearly to the shoulders at 2.25" they are perfect for an evening out with an up-swept hair style. Deduct 3/4" by eliminating the briolette drop for more casual wear. String several jacketed ovals together for a bracelet.

  • 2 aqua faceted glass ovals, 22m x16mmx8mm thick
  • 4 pacific opal bicone crystals, 3mm
  • 4 aqua glass rondelle, 5mm
  • 2 aqua glass briolette, 12mmx8mm
  • 4 silver metal heishi 4mm
  • 4 silver eye pins 2"
  • 2 silver ear wires
  • Size 11 Delicas:
    color #021
    color #166
  • Round nose pliers
  • Wire cutters

Individual Pattern is not available

Tropical Seed Bead Lei Tropical Seed Bead Lei
by Sandra D. Halpenny

Stitch lush clusters of seed bead blooms. Outrageously gorgeous in orange and red, very pretty in pastels, & wonderfully crisp & cool in shades of white & cream.

Miyuki 11 Delica beads:
  • A = #274, bead count 104* (plus 51 for one end, loop)
  • B = #777, bead count 30* (plus 12 for flower toggle)
  • C = #651, bead count 114* (plus 35 for flower toggle)
  • D = #791, bead count 135* (plus 45 for flower toggle)
    *Bead Counts are per flower unit, each unit is approximately 1-1/4".
    Select necklace length desired, divide by 1.25" and multiply resulting number by bead counts to determine total beads needed.

Individual Pattern available, SEARCH using: 00017923 at

Coconut Palms in the Hot Tropic Sun Bracelet Coconut Palms in the Hot Tropic Sun Bracelet
by Sharon Boehme

Crochet a delightful summer accessory. Change the background color to complement a favorite warm weather outfit.

For basic bead crochet instructions please see the wonderful free tutorial created by Judith Bertoglio-Giffin, SEARCH using: 00000131 at

  • A - Background color #422A (size 11 seed beads)
  • G - Green color #179L (size 11 seed beads)
  • T - Trunk color #134 (size 11 seed beads)
  • C - Coconut color #409 (size 11 seed beads)
  • 2 gold vermeil daisy spacers, 6mm
  • 2 Swarovski bicone crystals, 4mm
  • 1 Swarovski donut bead, 6 mm
  • Big Eye Needle
  • Top Stitching Thread in your choice of color

Individual Pattern available, SEARCH using: 00016281 at

Rivolis in a Net Bracelet Rivolis in a Net Bracelet
by Barb A. Nichols

Use Circular Netting and Tubular Peyote to capture the unique sparkle and flash of pointed back Rivolis.

Shell Materials: (g = gram)
  • 10g transparent aqua seed beads, size 11
  • 10g lilac matte seed beads, size 11
  • 5g pink lined seed beads, size 15
  • 12 Czech fire-polished crystals light transparent purple or lilac, 4mm
  • 4 Light amethyst rivolis (pointed back) 10mm
  • 3 Light vitrail rivolis (pointed back) 10mm
  • 1 Swarovski button crystal AB 12mm
  • Size A Silamide beading thread

Individual Pattern is not available

Chevron Chain Belt or Lariat Chevron Chain Belt or Lariat
by Dottie Hoeschen

A Russian stitch that works up as a "Sort of a lopsided Chevron Chain". Quick to stitch, make a lariat necklace or stitch an adorable belt.

Materials: 36" chain without fringe:
  • 460 size 6 seeds coral lined amber (Coral)
  • 380 size 6 seeds silver lined amber (Yellow)
  • Coral thread to match
Fringe: (g=gram)
  • 2g coral lined amber, size 11 seed beads (Coral)
  • 5g yellow lined crystal, size 11 seed beads (Yellow)
  • 8 yellow/coral glass rounds, 6mm
  • 4 coral and 2 yellow resin nuggets, 15x20mm

Individual Pattern is not available

Bejewelled Necklace Bejewelled Necklace
by Ty Wolfe Designs

Stitch this stunning odd count peyote panel as a necklace or stitch two to make an amulet bag.

Materials, size 11 Delica Beads listed:
  • #1 DB-412, 566
    #2 DB-040, 138
    #3 DB-116, 114
    #4 DB-327, 172
    #5 DB-411, 7
    #6 DB-105, 104
    #7 DB-734, 84
    #8 DB-455, 62
  • 150 Amber rounds, 4mm
  • 50 Copper Hex, 4mm
  • 25 stone flat rounds, 6mm
  • Toggle clasp 14mm
  • Fireline

Individual Pattern is not available

What's New
Bead & Wire Jewelry Exposed

Bead & Wire Jewelry Exposed
Margot Potter, Fernando DaSilva, & Katie Hacker

50 projects that showcase elements that are either hidden from view or secondary rather than main elements such as: beading wire, cord, tubing, findings, and chain. How-to instructions make it easy to create these unique jewelry items for yourself. It sure got my creativity flowing in a different direction! Featuring many Beadalon products and Swarovski elements.
Ask for it at your local shop!

Celestial Crystal Glass

Fire Mountain Gems & Beads sent a selection of their glass components. Wow! Such fire and flash - they were hard to photograph as the light just bounces and refracts like crazy. Pre-drilled with a top hole that can accommodate extra large bead stringing wire with room to spare or use ice-pick or donut bails. Lots of bang for the buck.

View all the designs on-line at:
Celestial Crystal Glass

Meet the Designers

Linda Gettings, Dottie Hoeschen, and Deb Moffett-Hall will be in the Patterns to Bead booth located on the upper level of the 2009 Bead Fest in Philadelphia PA, August 21-23 2009. Stop by, say hi, and get a free pattern!

King of Prussia Convention Center: 1160 1st Avenue, King of Prussia Pennsylvania

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