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Creative Beading Vol. 9 is a yearbook of projects from Bead&Button magazine. With a thorough basics section and helpful tips for readers, the book also includes over 75 editor-tested projects from the magazine. Inspiring and easy to follow, Creative Beading Vol. 9 is divided into sections, with projects grouped by technique (single-stitch, multiple-technique, and other techniques). Included is a range of stitching, stringing, wirework, and embroidery projects, plus bead crochet and kumihimo. Readers will also learn about the latest bead shapes and other rising trends in the beading world.
Bead&Button Magazine is located in Waukesha, WI
Table of Contents
Introduction Tools & Materials Basics
Single-Stitch Projects Lentil spiral splendor Ribbons of pearls and fire-polished beads twist around a core of two-hole lentil beads create a smooth spiral necklace Reversible waves Change the tide of your wardrobe with one flip of this necklace Tila lace Make a bracelet with the look of lacework using an unexpected bead shape Cubism refined Embellish a chunky herringbone band with delicate rows of pearls and crystals. Ring tones Stitch a handful of rings in a variety of styles using bead embroidery and the beads in your stash Double-sided diamond bangle Pair two favorite palettes in this reversible design Puffy rings bracelet These cute open-center beaded beads stitch up quickly to make a reversible bracelet or earrings Hope springs eternal Flowers are the theme of this year’s Bead-It-Forward project Autumnal spheres Beaded beads in seasonal tones add charm to this sparkly bracelet Crystallized collar You’ll be the star of your next soiree with a necklace of pearls frosted over with crystals Squared away Petite square components create an elegant centerpiece Fashion-forward findings Filigree findings create a gently scalloped profile for an easy strung necklace Crystal + cup chain = instant style Sparkling crystal chain plays a starring role in this design Glistening ocean necklace Use a variety of crystals to create a delicate necklace using an easy knotting technique. Simply stylish Dress up a simple pearl necklace with a sparkling multistrand center Pebbled path bangle Fire-polished beads add texture and give this bangle a cobblestone look. Filling in the filigree Transform ordinary filigree and metal components into an enticing bead mosaic pendant Floral topper Layer brilliant blooms atop a lacy bracelet base Cups of plenty Sparkling crystal cup chain overflows with glamour in this right-angle weave bracelet. Netted bicones The diamond-shaped openings of a netted bracelet make the perfect home for bicone crystals Rose petal posy Make a darling bouquet of petal beads for a cheerful necklace and matching earrings Raw power Stitch a simple necklace with dress-up and dress-down appeal Pleasing poinsettias Adorn yourself with festive flowers worked in a perennially favorite stitch Textured and twisted loomwork Give your loomwork extra dimension and character Scalloped pearls Pearls dance along crests of bugle bead waves in this fluid bracelet Pretty pinwheels A crystal breeze brings extra sparkle to bugle bead wheels Dome-of-pearls pendant Embellish a filigree ring and give it dimension with a center of seed beads and pearls Sea strand A stream of large pearls, sparkly rondelles, seed beads, and smaller pearls creates a bubbly texture that’s a delight to touch and wear. Fanci-frill necklace This vintage-style collar uses modern beads in an intricate design Crystal bridges Bicone crosses, pearls, and fringe drops add interest to a bracelet that drapes elegantly around the wrist Hibiscus pendant See what blooms when you combine colorful soutache braid with a rainbow of beads St. Pete squared Two layers of double St. Petersburg chain give this necklace an organic texture Victorian rose Use a variety of bead shapes to make a fun flower pendant Meandering garden path bracelet Create a cobblestone effect with two-hole tile beads Dewdrop dangles Crystal drops, herringbone bead caps, and a few accent beads are the recipe for these elegant earrings Super duper bracelet SuperDuo beads, bicone crystals, and pearls are the framework for this lovely bracelet Snowflower ornament You’ll love the super shapes you can make with Superduos Victorian embrace Enclose your favorite gemstone beads with vintage-inspired bezels and accents Octagon allure Create this unique eight-sided bangle, and highlight it with eye-catching crystals Riveting geometric bracelet Add texture to a basic patterned band with peanut bead inclusions Ruffled ribbon bracelet Create a wavy ribbon of beads in a rainbow of colors
Multiple-Technique Projects Chenille cuff Lend a tufted look to a peyote stitch band with loops of seed beads sprinkled with pearls Sea anemone bracelet Display a cabochon in a right-angle weave bezel on a spiny herringbone band Triangular opulence Create the look of fine jewelry with metallic triangle beads and glittering crystal drops Seed bead supernova Light and color explode in a peyote bracelet with star-spangled straps Roller bead necklace Display three delightful beaded beads on a herringbone rope with crystal accents Gingko blend necklace Combine an eye-catching focal with a necklace of multiple stitches and bead shapes Petal power bracelet These rose petal beads will never wilt as they drape across your wrist La peregrina tribute Stitch a reproduction of Elizabeth Taylor’s most famous necklace Sovereign spike ring In the bead world, these new Czech glass spikes rule supreme, especially when enthroned on your finger Fiesta fringes Curved links of chain lay the foundation for a festive bracelet Crystal chic necklace Combine seed beads with mini crystals from Swarovski to add a touch of glamour to any outfit Marjan pendant Layers of beadwork create a 3-D pendant fit for royalty Gumdrops in my garden Try these yummy new beads for a simply delicious accessory Petticoat pearls necklace Ripples of Delica beads enhance large pearls to create a stunning necklace Ageless sophistication Rivolis encircled by seed beads and crystals make a statement piece you’ll wear for years Crazy for chrysanthemums Combine stitches for a fabulous embellished chrysanthemum ring Butterfly garden necklace Stitch a pair of lifelike butterflies to alight on a chain of leaves Reversible romance This reversible pendant has twice the allure with a different color palette on each side Autumn around the corner Indulge in the warm, rich hues of fall long before the next equinox Row of roses bracelet Wrap your wrist in a long line of delicate crystal blossoms Light of the soul necklace Showcase the many facets of your inner self not to mention your beading repertoire! in one spectacular necklace Spikes in bloom Transform spike beads into feminine flowers with a handful of seed beads Aster bracelet Stitch a beautiful wrist corsage with seed beads and Tila beads
Other Techniques Dapper dapped earrings Making stamped metal jewelry is fun and easy, and these lightweight earrings are proof Contempo squares pendant Embellished filigrees and SilverSilk mesh make for a hot, hip pendant with plenty of timeless bling! Out on a limb If you’ve ever wanted to dabble in polymer clay or resin, here’s your chance to use a little of both Pearls + leather together forever Pearls and knotted leather cord form a match made in heaven! Rings of time Seed beads, drops, and crystal-encrusted rings join together in this timeless necklace Op-art cuff Stitch a bracelet of abstract shapes and BronzClay accents to create the illusion of depth Captured heart earrings Fall for the sweet, subtle shape of these earrings with beautiful beads Mesh mosaic Capture wire mesh in a frame, and embellish it with beads, spacers, and components to make a one-of-a-kind pendant Pretty bird earrings Make cute bird charms with little bits of wire Cascading chains Delicate chain, a gemstone drop, and faceted beads stream down from a cloud-like pendant Two-sided leaf charms Create metal clay leaves to use as embellishments for a variety of projects