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    • BRAIDING Tiffany inspiration A six-strand braid gives an interesting twist to strings of lentil and bugle beads designed by Sally Squire The combination of iridescent lentil and black bugle Sally Squire began her beads mimics a stained glass window. professional design career in 1994. She first worked with stepbystep strand with an A, an 110, a bugle, glass beads and later and an 110. At the end of the strand, expanded to other [1] Attach a stop bead (Basics, string a stop bead with a hole large media. Her present p. 134) on 4 ft. (1.2m) of Power enough to accommodate a T-pin. focus is on polymer Pro, leaving a 6-in. (15cm) tail. [3] Repeat steps 1 and 2 twice. clay beads and design- [2] Pick up an 110 seed bead, a [4] Using 6mm color B lentils ing fiber projects that 7mm bugle bead, an 110, a 6mm instead of As, repeat steps 1 and 2 feature her work. Visit Sally’s Web site, color A lentil bead, an 110, a bugle, three times with the following zillibeads.com, for more information, or an 110, an A, an 110, and an A. change: in step 2 pick up a repeating e-mail her at sally@s2design.us. Repeat this pattern until the strand pattern of an 110, a bugle, an 110, measures 25 in. (64cm). End the a B, an 110, a B, an 110, a bugle, an 120 Bead&Button | beadandbutton.com
    • MATERIALS • 2 5mm cones necklace 25 in. (64cm) • 2 3-in. (7.6cm) eye pins • 10g 7mm bugle beads • Power Pro 20 lb. test • 6mm offset-hole lentil • beading needles, #10 beads (Beadcats, • G-S Hypo Cement 503-625-2323, • self-healing polyfoam beadcats.com) board 250 color A • T-pins or quilter’s pins 250 color B • chainnose pliers • 4g size 110 seed beads • roundnose pliers • clasp • wire cutters 110, and a B. On the final repeat, leave off the last B. [5] Pin the six strands to a polyfoam board. Group the three A strands on the left and the three B strands on the right (photo a). [6] To begin the six-strand braid, cross the far right B strand over the other two B strands (photo b). Cross the far left A strand over a the other two A strands and the adjacent B strand (photo c). [7] Continue crossing the far right strand over two strands and the far left strand over three strands for the length of the neck- lace. Rotate each lentil to face outward as you braid. [8] Remove the stop bead from one end of each strand. Using the ends of the six strands, tie an over- hand knot (Basics) at the b end of the necklace close to the beads. Tie the six threads to an eye pin with two or three overhand knots. Place a drop of glue on the knot and let it dry. [9] Slide a cone on the eye pin. Make the first half of a wrapped loop (Basics), attach half of a clasp, and finish the wraps. Trim the excess wire. [10] Repeat steps 8 and 9 on the other end of the necklace. w c beadandbutton.com | October 2007 121
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