Beadwork April/May 2009

Spring has certainly sprung in the April/May 2009 issue of Beadwork. To celebrate the new season thi
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Spring has certainly sprung in the April/May 2009 issue of Beadwork. To celebrate the new season this issue offers up six fresh projects blossoming with floral motifs. Not a flower person? Don't dismay, from deco to disco, you'll be sure to find something you love. On a budget? Make an attractive and surprisingly simple seed-bead clasp for under $5. Our reader surveys tell us again and again that peyote is your favorite stitch, so you're bound to enjoy the eight inventive projects that use this beadweaving technique. Our Designers of the Year deliver once again-see four great projects from beading pros Jean Campbell, Marcia DeCoster, Jamie Hogsett, and Lisa Kan. Don't miss our charming and versatile beaded beads, featured here as dangles on a vintage-inspired charm bracelet, plus more projects to help you shed those winter blues and bead your way into spring.
Table of Contents
  • Betcey Ventrella's Road to Beads: It Started with Brick Stitch! Marlene Blessing
    Enjoy the story of one bead addict's evolution from following the Grateful Dead to touring the country's best bead shows with tons of seed beads
Designer of the Year Projects
  • Passion Flower Lisa Kan
    A dramatic, embellished filigree focal crowns this elegant, lacy necklace of chevron stitch and tubular peyote stitch
  • Brass Garland Jamie Hogsett
    Seed beads and brass are abloom in this festively floral square-stitched necklace
  • Deco Squares Bracelet Marcia DeCoster
    This colorful geometric wrist wrap of layered right-angle weave makes a bold statement for any occasion
  • Fiori Necklace Jean Campbell
    Use brick stitch, peyote stitch, right-angle weave, and fringe techniques to craft a delicate yet dashing crystal-flowered lei
  • Antique Connections Cuff Melinda Barta
    A polished, smart-looking combo of brass, seed beads and pearls, this art deco-inspired cuff, made with circular square stitch and ladder stitch, begs to be noticed
  • Serengeti Earrings Phyllis Dintenfass
    Channel the spirit of Africa with these diamond-shaped peyote-stitched earrings that add an element of cool to khaki and formal wear
  • Medici Button Bracelet Daeng Weaver
    Adorn your wrist with this rich, herringbone-stitch sparkler that integrates six seed-bead stitches and a dazzling beaded toggle clasp
  • Urban Chic Barbara Richard
    Asymmetry astounds in this simply strung necklace with peyote-stitched bezels
  • Gilded Lattice Katherine Schwartzenberger
    A multidimensional masterpiece of two-needle ladder stitch and tiers of picots fuses crystal, bugle, and seed beads
  • Rhumba Jamie Hogsett
    A brilliant bracelet with lampworked beads and circular-peyote-stitched ruffles excerpted from the new book Create Jewelry: Glass
  • Road to Rio Katie Wall
    A carnival of color, this quick-and-easy fringe bracelet brightens any outfit-and mood!
  • Turquoise Couture Jennifer VanBenschoten
    Effortless chic is what you get with these simple but sassy right-angle-weave earrings
  • Vintage Charm Amy Haftkowycz
    Right-angle-weave beaded beads and vintage brass charms and chain give this charm bracelet a Victorian feel
  • Bonus project! on the Web at
    Perfect Pinwheels by Katie Hacker

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