Beadwork December 2009/January 2010

The December 2009/January 2010 issue of Beadwork is teeming with designs made by talented artists. Though David Chatt is best known for his intricate work in seed beads, read all about the different and exciting materials he's now incorporating into his artwork.
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The December 2009/January 2010 issue of Beadwork is teeming with designs made by talented artists. Though David Chatt is best known for his intricate work in seed beads, read all about the different and exciting materials he's now incorporating into his artwork. Cynthia Rutledge, author of Beadwork's very first Master Class, returns this issue to share how her discovery of gem-setting techniques has taken her work to the next level and how you, too, can give gem setting a go. Our four Designers of the Year for 2009 (beading pros Jean Campbell, Marcia DeCoster, Jamie Hogsett, and Lisa Kan) wrap up a sensational year with a great holiday-season collection of projects—from sweet and sparkly to bold and dramatic. Want to get a leg up on your holiday shopping? Then don’t miss this issue's expanded Cool Stuff department for gifts any beader in your life can’t live without. For 19 holiday designs that explore 16 beading techniques (right-angle weave, peyote stitch, herringbone stitch, and more) and get you geared up for winter, pick up this latest issue of Beadwork.
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Table of Contents Features • Fast & Fabulous by Marlene Blessing, Jamie Hogsett, and Danielle Fox - From herringbone-stitched to wireworked and simply strung, these three merry necklaces stitch up quickly and easily, just in time for your next soiree • David Chatt- After twenty years of dedicated seed beading, renowned artist David Chatt explores new horizons in glass while living in a secluded artist’s community for three years • Beadwork Master Class. Design Discovery: Finding Inspiration in New Materials and Travels by Cynthia Rutledge - Setting and bezeling stones is a new passion for Cynthia, who also shares secrets about her myriad inspirations and her design process when she’s on the road Featured Projects • Diamonds are Forever by Marcia DeCoster - Glamorous diamond-shaped medallions compose this bracelet, which uses ladder, netting, and picot stitches to create a feast of texture with seed beads, fire-polished rounds, potato pearls, and—of course—crystals • Pearl Embrace by Lisa Kan - Freshwater pearls and lustrous seed beads reach the heights of elegance with this right-angle-weave necklace, which also incorporates netting and picot techniques for 3-D effect • Interconnections by Jamie Hogsett - Get ready to mingle—blue, olive, and teal seed beads stitched into interlinking peyote tubes complement a bold lampworked focal in this ingenious necklace • Glam Garland by Jean Campbell - Tubular-peyote stitch, netting, fringe, stringing, and wireworking techniques all come together with a unique combination of sparkling crystals and matte resin in this dazzling, festive necklace Projects • Modern Art Cuff by Kate McKinnon - This gallery-worthy, double-layered bracelet, made using right-angle weave and square stitch, is a wearable objet d’art • Southwest Shimmer by Mary Pfeiler - An inventive combination of turquoise beads and copper sequins becomes the focal of this eye-catching necklace, which is worked using ladder, peyote, brick, and netting stitches • Memento Mosaic by Jeanne Barta Craine - Unique buttons and beads become the center of attention in this keepsake bracelet, which incorporates bead embroidery, peyote stitch, and right-angle weave • Cascading Links by Cynthia Rutledge - Try your hand at the stone setting and bezeling techniques highlighted in Cynthia’s Master Class by creating a flat- and tubular-peyote-stitch bracelet resplendent with metallic and rosy hues • Arabella Bracelet by Regina Atkins - This sweet song of a bracelet—with a peyote-stitched base and a crystal-pearl fringe—is a lovely way to adorn your wrist • Ribbon Blossom Brooch by Arlene Baker - Accent your favorite jacket or purse with this modern bloom, created from hematite fire-polished rounds using two-needle right-angle weave and wireworking

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