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Issue 39 (Jan/Feb 2012) Winter Issue
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Issue 39 (Jan/Feb 2012) Winter Issue

Welcome friends to issue #39
      January and February are the perfect months to snuggle in with your favorite hot beverage, some good music or a cherished movie and a full tray of beading supplies! We have three delightful Valentine themed projects for you: Ronit shares her Puppy Love bracelet with matching earrings. I offer the 2012 Valentine crystal drop; hearts with a heart of gold. Sandra Halpenny works seed bead lace to create darling tatting-style hearts. Barb Grainger shows us how to dress up an ordinary toggle and how to stitch an extraordinary toggle bar. Michelle played with Tila beads and crystals to stitch a dynamic bracelet. She also designed a wintery peyote snowflake bracelet panel. Dottie Hoeschen crafts gorgeous polymer clay leaves and these quick to stitch peyote tube earrings are a fun way to showcase a few. Need a "His" or "Hers" bracelet? Metal seeds beads and peyote stitch is just the thing!
      Best wishes & full bead dishes, Deb Moffett-Hall - Editor

Metal Mesh Bracelet for Him or Her Metal Mesh Bracelet for Him or Her

Quick to stitch, fun to wear, and a great gift! The metal seed beads create a wonderful mesh. Be sure to use heavier Fireline and a doubled thread.

  • Per inch of peyote mesh:
    24 size 6 silver metal seed beads = large
    12 size 11 silver metal seed beads = small
  • Needle of choice
  • Size 6lb Fireline double
  • Clasp shown magnetic fold-over from

Individual Pattern is not available

Puppy Love Bracelet and Earrings Puppy Love Bracelet and Earrings
by Ronit Florence

Inspired by her beloved dog Oreo; a black & white dog with a heart of gold. Odd Count Peyote and size 11 Delicas create a 1½" x 6½" bracelet and 1½" earring.

  • Delica Beads, size 11:
    DB 200
    DB 236
    DB 310
    DB 723
    DB 42
    DB 76
    DB 237
  • Beading Needle, size 10 or 12
  • Thread of choice

Individual Bracelet Pattern available, SEARCH using: 00017990 at

Individual Earring Pattern available, SEARCH using: 00017977 at

Picot Heart Picot Heart
by Sandra D. Halpenny

Stitched with just a few size 11 seed beads these tatting-style hearts make delightful appliques or pins.

  • Miyuki Size 11 Seed bead, 181 beads
  • Any size Crystal (optional), 1 crystal
  • Needle, size 10 or 12
  • Thread of choice

Individual Pattern available, SEARCH using: 00018193 at

Snowflakes Bookmark or Bracelet Snowflakes Bookmark or Bracelet
by Michelle Hall

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Odd count peyote is used to stitch a flurry of snowflakes on a midnight field.

Materials for a 7" panel:
  • Delica, size 11, numbers are listed below
    DB 10
    DB 1597
    DB 32 or DB 202
  • Needle, size 10 or 12
  • Thread of Choice

Individual Pattern is not available

Leafy Toggle Cuff Emellishment Leafy Toggle Cuff Emellishment
by Barb Grainger

Do your bracelets slip around so the toggle is on top? This quick and easy embellishment slips over your existing toggle bar to dress up your bracelet. Instructions for the toggle cuff and a decorative toggle bar design are included.

  • Cuff and Toggle Bar:
    Size 11 seed beads in 2 colors; Color A = F463W, Color B = F463K
  • Toggle Bar:
    17 seeds, size 11
    22 seeds, size 8
    3 pearls, size 3 mm
  • Needle, size 12
  • One-G or Nymo thread

Individual Pattern is not available

Tila Beads & Crystal Bracelet Tila Beads & Crystal Bracelet
by Michelle Hall

Stacking the Tila Beads on the diagonal creates spaces to tuck in bicone crystals.

  • 50 Tila beads (up to 8" bracelet)
  • 50 bicone crystals 4mm
  • 1 gram size 15 seed beads
  • Beading Thread of choice
  • Clasp of choice
  • Beading Needle, size 10 or 12

Individual Pattern is not available

Valentine 2012 Crystal Drop Valentine 2012 Crystal Drop
by Deb Moffett-Hall

Lucky in love? 7 lucky hearts (each with a heart of gold) are stitched in even count peyote to circle a crystal drop.

  • Delica Beads, size 11/o, Number & (Qty);
    DB 411 (165) Gold
    DB 727 (21) Light Red
    DB 791 (56) Dark Red
    DB 310 (450) Black
  • Needle
  • Thread of choice, Nymo B or Fireline 6# test
  • One 3" crystal drop (4" including the 1" top), available at, SEARCH model # 00000178

Individual Pattern is not available

Blooms & Leaves Earrings Blooms & Leaves Earrings
by Dottie Hoeschen

Tiny size 15 seed beads and coppery pinch beads make a richly glowing bracelet with a copper clasp.

  • Polymer clay Leaves, 2, 4 or 6, available at
  • Size 11 Delica beads to match your leaves
  • 2 eye pins: 2" long
  • 2 ear wires
  • 2 Jump rings
  • 4 Bicones, 4mm
  • 14 size 8/o seed beads (hidden)
  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • Needle, size 10
  • Thread of choice

Individual Pattern is not available

What's New
Judy Payne has developed a line of "Interchangeables"

These clever findings allow you to change the focal bead or beads quickly and easily as desired. Pictured is the wave bail that works with 18mm crystal rings and many sizes of stone and glass donuts. She also has Rivoli holders that allow you to change out the Rivoli Crystal in 30 seconds or less.


2012 Ornament of the Month Club

2012 Ornament of the Month Club and/or Bracelet with bonus Earrings of the Month Clubs
Deb Moffett-Hall celebrates her 5th year of popular clubs!

The new January 2012 kits are ready now and will ship as soon as you join!
The complete kits contain everything you need, simply open the box and you are ready to stitch. Easy step-by-step instructions, crystal clear close-up photos illustrate each step! Ornaments will be in Birthstone colors, Japanese seed beads, Czech glass, crystals, English beading needles, and American made glass balls.

NEW for 2012 Bracelets will be in METAL TONES and will include earring kits. Dura coat & permanent finish Japanese seed beads, crystals, Czech & other accent beads.

Visit for more details.

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