In every issue of Beadwork you'll find all-new irresistible necklace designs, must-have bracelet patterns, and can't-miss tips. Explore your favorite techniques such as peyote, right-angle weave, herringbone, and more. PLUS be confident every step of the way with fully illustrated step-by-step instructions.
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Twisted Road Necklace • Need a sturdy rope technique? This rope, formed with a right-angle weave variation embellished with netting and a peyote- and herringbone-stitched clasp, can support a focal bead or shine on its own.
Laura Graham • Laura Graham started beading as a way to cope with a serious medical diagnosis. She has since become an award-winning beadwork designer. Laura beads every day, runs an Etsy shop, and teaches her designs. We’re honored to have her as one of our 2018 Designers of the Year! (See page 20.) Read on to learn how Laura got started beading and why she loves shaped beads.
Laura’s Beading Space • Take a peek at Laura’s beading space, which is both organized and portable!
Winter Flower Necklace • Use tubular netting, right-angle weave, and picots to transform bezeled rivolis into beautiful connected flowers that create a mesmerizing necklace focal.
Avonlea Bracelet • This trellis-inspired cuff, fit for the ultimate nature-lover Anne of Green Gables, is made with netting and finished with a sweet button clasp.
Mirror Image Bracelet • Use two-needle right-angle weave and netting techniques to create a reversible, double-layered bracelet made of Honeycomb beads and Japanese seed beads.
Kumihimo 3 Ways • Bead a long flapper-style necklace or a shorter bib-style necklace with a detachable bracelet. Get even more adventurous and create a beaded tassel to wear with either necklace.
English Garden Earrings • Use circular netting with Arcos par Puca beads to create romantic earrings with a pattern reminiscent of English gardens.
Pondo Lace Bracelet • Demi Round seed beads bring a new lacy look to the centuries-old Pondo stitch. The diagonal stripe the beads form makes it fun to stitch and creates a fashion-forward design.
Waterfall Pendant • The cascading colors and texture of the English-cut rounds in this chevron-inspired prismatic right-angle-weave pendant are sure to keep you on trend.
Double Primrose Bracelet • Combine Nib-bit two-hole beads with versatile CzechMates QuadraTiles for a reversible bracelet made from quick-and-easy components.
Oculi Cuff • Use Demi Round seed beads and 3mm melon rounds to create a lacy bracelet inspired by the oculus of a dome in classic architecture.
Anunnaki Pendant • Use right-angle weave, netting, and a mix of Czech-glass beads to form a stunning pendant with an eight-pointed star motif, similar to the symbol of Anu, the main god of Anunnaki.
Wild Sage Bracelet • Combine a variation of right-angle weave with Arcos par Puca beads, DiamonDuos, O beads, and firepolished rounds to create this bracelet evocative of sage blossoms.
Protea Flower Bracelet • Use a combination of shaped beads to form spiky round components. Connect them to make this fun textural bracelet.
Tropical Punch • Th is juicy duo is perfect any time of year, but it's especially wearable as spring emerges.
Lanceolata • Th e focus of this beautiful design includes emerald green, the glint of gold, and a touch of sparkle.
Woodland Whimsy • Th is vintage-inspired design uses sapphire blue as its backdrop and uniting color.
Ruby Rose • Royal red and rich gold fill this set with warmth, and the eclectic elements provide a sense of whimsy.
Akhet • Th is Egyptian-inspired design is brought into the 21st century yet still fit...