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  • 1. Bead-Making Instructions for Beaded Beads: How to Make Beads from
  • 2. Bead-Making Instructions for Beaded Beads: How to Make Beads from 1 2 3 41 Beaded Pillow Beads 3 CAROL HUBER CYPHER Party Girl Necklace ROBIN COWART2 D’oh Nutz MEL JONASSEN 4 Going Bananas LYNN DAVY
  • 3. Bead-Making Instructions for Beaded Beads: How to Make Beads from My recent obsession with seed beads Lynn Davy’s Going Bananas uses five different stitches. This has completely changed how I view particular necklace is like a seed-bead–stitched sampler, and my DIY (Do It Yourself) world, as well as you’ll know the secrets to all five stitches by the time you’ve added hundreds of new projects to my completed this beauty. “must do” jewelry list. I love sharing this passion with my Beading Daily readers, Party Girl Necklace by Robin Cowart pretty much says it all! and I’m super excited about these This project includes wireworked links to your beaded beads four new free projects; Bead-Making for a fun twist. Instructions for Beaded Beads: How to Make Beads from Beading Daily. Mel Jonassen says you can use her D-oh Nutz beads for earrings, hair accessories, or beaded tires on a miniature car! You’ll learn how to make fascinating triangle-shaped beaded Vroom, vroom! beads as well as the ever-popular tubular peyote, herringbone, ladder, square, and brick stitches. Everyone who wants to learn how to make beaded-bead jewelry will find something fun in this bead-mania eBook! All of the beaded-bead patterns in Bead-Making Instructions for Beaded Beads: How to Make Beads from Beading Daily Try a few out and you’ll be hooked like me. So grab your come with great step-by-step instructions, colored diagrams, needles and seed beads; let’s get stitching! and materials and tools lists. My fave part is the Artist’s Tips. For example, Carol Huber Cypher recommends stuffing her Beaded Pillow Beads with herbs, scent, affirmations, or milagros instead of felt. Kristal Wick, Beading Daily editor1 Beaded Pillow Beads CAROL HUBER CYPHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PAGE 4 BE AD -MAKING INSTRUC TIONS FOR BE ADED BE ADS: How to Make Beads from Beading Daily2 D’oh Nutz MEL JONASSEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PAGE 6 editor, beadingdaily KRISTAL WICK designer JANICE TAPIA photography3 Party Girl Necklace ROBIN COWART . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PAGE 8 JOE COCA, ANN SWANSON Projects and information are for inspira- tion and personal use only. BeadingDaily,4 Going Bananas LYNN DAVY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PAGE 10 Beadwork, and Stringing do not recom- mend, approve, or endorse any of the advertisers, products, services, or views advertised in this publication. Nor do BeadingDaily, Beadwork, or Stringing evalu- ate the advertisers’ claims in any way. You Techniques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PAGE 14 should, therefore, use your own judgment in evaluating the advertisers, products, ser- vices, and views advertised in BeadingDaily, Beadwork, and Stringing.Contents 3
  • 4. project beaded pillow beads CAROL HUBER CYPHER A strand of uniquely shaped wooden beads intrigued me.TECHNIQUES I was able to reproduce their form using two peyote-:: peyote stitchSee pp. 14–15 for helpful stitched triangles whose offset edges are seamlessly joined.technique information. More wonderful beadwork projects are available at www.interweavestore.com © 2010 Interweave Press LLC. Not to be reprinted. All rights reserved. page 4
  • 5. ARTIST’S TIP 2A) between the increases (2A) and MATERIALS adding one more B to each side of the To personalize the beads, stuff them 5 g each size 11° Japanese seed beads developing triangle. in 2 colors (A and B) with herbs, scent, affirmations, or Round 4: Work peyote stitch placing a FireLine 10 lb beading thread milagros instead of felt. B before and after each B and 2A Felt stuffing between the 2A of the previous1) TRIANGLES. round, to add a total of 12 beads TOOLSRound 1: Use 3 of thread to string 3A (Fig. 3). Step up by passing through Size 10 or 12 beading needle and tie them into a circle. Pass the first A added in this round. Scissors through the first bead again.Round 2: String 2A and pass through FINISHED SIZE: 5⁄ 8 " × 1" the next A of the previous round. Repeat around for a total of 6A. pair. Don’t trim the thread. Set aside. Step up by passing through the first Repeat Rounds 1–13 to make a second A added in this round (Fig. 1). triangle. 2) FINISHING. Stack the triangles, offsetting the points so a point of Fig. 3 the top triangle rests on the mid- Rounds 5–12:Continue working circu- point of the edge of the opposite tri-Fig. 1 lar peyote stitch, increasing B as angle. The 2A of a point should necessary between the A “spokes.” straddle the sixth bead of an edge.Round 3: String 2A and pass through the Exit from the second A of the final Place a small wad of felt between second A in the pair from the previous round. the triangles. round. String 1B and pass through the Round 13: Work one side of the triangle Use the working thread of one of next A from the previous round. using B. When you reach the corner, the triangles to pass through the Repeat around for a total of 9 beads pass through the 2A of the previous sixth (center) center bead on the (Fig. 2). Step up by passing through the round without adding beads (Fig. 4). edge of the opposite triangle. Zip first A added in this round. the edges closed slowly and care- fully around the entire edge, matching the point to mid-edge each time. Pull tight. Secure the thread and trim. ✦ RESOURCES Fig. 4Fig. 2 Check your local bead shop or contact: All Repeat around so your triangle has materials: Beads by Blanche, (201) 385-6225,Notice that we are peyote-stitching in rounded corners. After placing the last www.beadsbyblanche.com.the round, always increasing (adding B, pass through only the first A of the More wonderful beadwork projects are available at www.interweavestore.com © 2010 Interweave Press LLC. Not to be reprinted. All rights reserved. page 5
  • 6. project d’oh nutz MEL JONASSEN D’oh Nutz have many uses—they can be employed as beads,TECHNIQUES earrings, lariats, color:: ladder stitch:: brick stitch wheels, hair accessories,See pp. 14–15 for helpfultechnique information. and even beaded tires on a miniature car. More wonderful beadwork projects are available at www.interweavestore.com © 2010 Interweave Press LLC. Not to be reprinted. All rights reserved. page 6
  • 7. 1) SLICES. Round 4:Repeat Step 3 for the otherRound 1: Make a ladder-stitched base side. When you reach the end, curl MATERIALS (see Techniques, page 16) 2 beads the shape around your finger and Size 11° seed beads high and 6 long. stitch both ends together to make a Size B beading threadRound 2: String 4 beads and pass ring. (Fig. 3). Weave in the loose through the second row of the threads to secure, and trim. TOOLS base. Add 4 beads on the opposite Make 8 slices total. Size 12 beading needle or sharps needle side and pass through the third row on the base. (Fig. 1). Continue add- Scissors ARTIST’S TIPS Fig. 3 large holes or a smaller nee- dle and thread, as you will beFig. 1 2) ASSEMBLY. passing through the beads Round 5: Secure a thread at the edge of several times when joining one slice. Hold the piece that you pieces. ing 4 beads at a time to each side are joining side by side with the until you reach the last row. Add other. Join one to another by pass- 2 beads to end the last row and ing down through 2 beads of the stitched slices, always hold weave the thread through the second slice and up through the them side by side rather than piece to reinforce it. Add 2 beads 2 beads on the first slice that the using the thread to pull them to the other end and pass down thread originally exited. This will into place. through the 4 beads of the first make a circle, and when pulled, row. You should now have a base should cause both rows of beads to 6 beads high and 6 beads long. lie side by side.Round 3: Brick stitch (see Techniques Round 6: Pass up through the next pieces together to form the page 16) onto the base using 2 seed 2 beads of the first slice. Keeping beads instead of 1. Work 4 rows, the slices side by side, do the same two halves and then attach decreasing down to a two-bead stitch, always pulling to join (Fig. 4). them. point. When you reach the top, Proceed around until the seams are weave the thread back down to the fully attached. Weave the thread to base (Fig. 2). the edge of the slice and repeat its hole is flush up against an- Steps 5 and 6. ✦ other bead and it is hard to pass the needle through. pencil eraser and gently push the bead upward so you can continue. Fig. 4 flat and then join them, you could end up with a beach RESOURCES Check your local bead shop or contact: All ball, umbrella, or starfish—Fig. 2 materials: Beyond Beadery, (800) 840-5548, the possibilities are endless. www.beyondbeadery.com. More wonderful beadwork projects are available at www.interweavestore.com © 2010 Interweave Press LLC. Not to be reprinted. All rights reserved. page 7
  • 8. project party girl necklace ROBIN COWART These quick-to-make beaded beads require about ten minutes each, even for a beginner! The gorgeous,TECHNIQUES self-supporting beads are stitched flat, then gathered:: netting:: wireworking into beautifully rounded shapes. Make wire-wrappedSee pp. 14–15 for helpfultechnique information. links to connect the beads with shiny silver chain. More wonderful beadwork projects are available at www.interweavestore.com © 2010 Interweave Press LLC. Not to be reprinted. All rights reserved. page 8
  • 9. 1) BEADED BEADS. Make 24 beaded MATERIALSbeads, using a single color of fire- 6 g white pearl size 11° Japanese seedpolished beads for each one: beadsBase: Use 3 of thread to string 3 seed 48 Czech 4mm fire-polished rounds in beads (a, b, and c), leaving a 6" tail. Tie each of the following colors: trans- a knot to form a circle and pass parent Montana blue, transparent through all beads to reinforce (Fig. 1). amber, bronze AB, dark red opaque, transparent ruby red AB, and light red opaque AB 48" of sterling silver 1×1.5mm oval chain Fig. 3 24" of sterling silver 24-gauge half-hard wire loops will pop into position to form a Size D beading threadFig. 1 nice, round shape. Pass through the Thread conditioner 3 tip beads in a circular thread path G-S Hypo CementLoop 1: Pass through the next base three times to reinforce (Fig. 4). bead. String 1 seed bead, 1 fire- TOOLS polished, 1 seed bead, 1 fire-polished, Size 12 beading needle 3 seed beads, 1 fire-polished, 1 seed Scissors bead, 1 fire-polished, 1 seed bead. Round-nose pliers Pass through the same base bead Wire cutters (Fig. 2). FINISHED SIZE: 39" Fig. 4 Tie a half hitch knot and weave tails through several beads. Dab the knots with glue to secure and trim the tail. Repeat entire step to complete 4 beads in each of the 6 fire-polished colors. 2) ASSEMBLY. Cut the oval chainFig. 2 into forty-eight 1" pieces; cut the wire into twenty-four 1" pieces.Loops 2 and 3:Repeat Loop 1 (Fig. 3). Links: Use round-nose pliers to form a Fig. 5 Pass through all beads again to simple loop with one wire; string reinforce, exiting the center seed 1 beaded bead, passing through the Continue for the length of the neck- bead at the tip of Loop 1; do not top and bottom base-bead rings lace to add two chains between each allow loops to twist as you pull the and form a simple loop. Repeat with link. Join the last two chains to the thread tight to create a rigid bead. all wires and beaded beads for a free loop of the first link. ✦Gathering: Pass through the center seed total of 24 beaded-bead links. beads at the tips of Loops 2, 3, and 1 Joining: Open one loop of one link and RESOURCES again. Gently, but firmly, pull the *string the end of 2 chains (Fig. 5). Check your local bead shop or contact: All thread to gather the seed beads Attach the loop of another link to the beads and findings: We Got the Bead, (563) together like the top of a drawstring free end of each chain. Open the other 584-0305, www.wegotthebead.com. bag. With a little practice, the bead loop of the link and repeat from *. More wonderful beadwork projects are available at www.interweavestore.com © 2010 Interweave Press LLC. Not to be reprinted. All rights reserved. page 9
  • 10. project going bananas LY N N D A V Y Quirky and very bright yellow indeed, these art glass beads by English beadmaker Emma Ralph were a challenge that Lynn just couldn’t resist. Teamed with beaded beads, peyote spirals, and organic accent beads,TECHNIQUES they eventually arranged themselves into:: circular peyote stitch:: tubular herringbone stitch a fun and funky neck piece in Caribbean:: square stitch:: ladder stitch colors: banana, mango, lime, and coffee.:: fringe Perfect for a summer beach party!See pp. 14–15 for helpfultechnique information. More wonderful beadwork projects are available at www.interweavestore.com © 2010 Interweave Press LLC. Not to be reprinted. All rights reserved. page 10
  • 11. 1) SMALL BEADED ROUND. Use tu- MATERIALS 2 dark brown 8×4mm horn saucersbular peyote stitch to cover the 12mm 2 g each size 15° seed beads in bright 3 mocha latte 8mm tagua nut roundswood round: yellow and topaz luster AB 3 matte cream 5×7mm acrylicRound 1: Use 3 of thread to string 5B nuggets 5 g each size 11° seed beads in topaz and tie a square knot to form a cir- luster AB (A), cream opaque matte 1 cream/brown/olive green with dots cle, leaving a 6" tail. Step up for the (B), khaki opaque matte (C), trans- 13×8mm lampworked rondelle next round by passing through the parent yellow matte (D), and mix of 1 yellow/brown/olive green with bumps first bead strung (continue to step orange luster and bubblegum pink 14×9mm lampworked rondelle up after each round). opaque matte (E) 1 cream/brown/olive green with dotsRound 2: Work tubular peyote stitch 14×9mm lampworked rondelle 5 g each size 8° seed beads in silver- with 1A in each stitch. lined orange luster (F), topaz luster 1 yellow/brown/olive green withRound 3: Work 2A in each stitch. bumps and swirls 11×29mm lamp- AB (G), and orange luster (H)Round 4: Work 1D to split the 2A worked tube 2 g each size 6° seed beads in topaz increases from Round 3, and 1C in luster AB (I) and orange luster (J) 1 yellow/brown/olive green with each regular stitch. 2 g total of 4mm fringe drops in yel- bumps 19×30mm flat lampworkedRound 5: Work 1A in each stitch. heart low and orange lusterRound 6: Work 1A above each C, and 4 sterling silver 2mm crimp tubes 10 total 4mm crystal bicones in jon- 2D above each D from Round 4. quil and lime Cream nylon beading threadRound 7: Work 1D in each regular 30" of .018 beading wire 1 topaz 6mm crystal bicone stitch, and 1E to split the 2D 25 cream 3mm wood rounds increases from Round 6. 1 natural 12mm wood round TOOLSRound 8: Work 1F on each side of the Size 10 or 12 beading needle 1 natural 15mm wood round 1E from Round 7; pass through 2D Scissors 15 white 4mm bone rounds to form a decrease. Wire cutters 1 light brown 7×3mm bone rondelleRound 9 (center): Work 1I above the Crimping pliers 2 light brown 5×7mm bone cylinders decrease, and one 3mm wood round 2 bead stops 1 bone or acrylic 7×38mm hairpipe above each E from Round 7 (Fig. 1). bead 1 light brown 5mm horn round FINISHED SIZE: 20" (WITH 4" FO CAL) 1 dark brown 6mm horn round Use 5 of thread to Rounds 1 and 2: from Round 9, and 1F for the other repeat Rounds 1 and 2 of the small stitches. beaded round. Round 11 (center row): Work 1G between Round 3: Work 2D in each stitch. the F from Round 10, and 1C for the Round 4: Work 1E to split the 2D other stitches (Fig. 2). increases from Round 3, and 1A in each regular stitch.Fig. 1 Round 5: Work 1D in each stitch. Round 6: Work 2A above each A, andRounds 10–17: Place the 12mm wood 1D in each stitch above each E from round into the beadwork. Note: Round 4. Keep the wood bead and beadwork Round 7: Work 1C to split the 2A aligned by passing the tail through increases, and 1A in each regular the wood bead, making it possible stitch from Round 6. to string the beaded bead later. Fol- Round 8: Work 1A in each stitch above low Fig. 1 to repeat Rounds 1–8 in the D from Round 6, and 1C on reverse, covering the wood bead. each side of the C from Round 7. Secure the thread and trim. Round 9: Work 1F between each C from Fig. 2 Round 8, and 1C in the other2) LARGE BEADED ROUND. Use tu- stitches. Rounds 12–21: Place the 15mm woodbular peyote stitch to cover the 15mm Round 10: Work 1A between each C bead inside the beadwork and passwood round: More wonderful beadwork projects are available at www.interweavestore.com © 2010 Interweave Press LLC. Not to be reprinted. All rights reserved. page 11
  • 12. the tail thread through the wood beads of the last round in a ladder- work a vertical line of fringe: *String bead as before. Follow Fig. 2 to repeat stitched thread path to match 1F and 1C; pass back through the F Rounds 1–10 in reverse, but using B Rounds 1 and 2. and through the A of the next row instead of D in Rounds 16–19 and End rounds: Stitch 1C between each below the exit point. Add another D instead of B in Round 21. Secure pair of stacks (Fig. 4). Weave fringe, this time with 1F and 1B. the thread and trim close to the Pass through the next A on the work. base. Repeat from * to add 6F in all, alternating B and C as the tip beads.3) BEADED HAIRPIPE. Use ladder and Weave through beads to add a sec-tubular herringbone stitches to cover ond vertical line of matching fringe Fig. 4the hairpipe bead and add fringe and along the other side of the bead.square stitch for embellishment: Secure the thread and trim close toRounds 1 and 2: Use 5 of thread and through the beads to exit from a C the work. Set aside. topaz size 15°s to ladder-stitch a just added; string 1B and pass strip 2 beads high and 14 beads through the next C. Repeat all 4) STRINGING. Use the beading wire long. Stitch the first and last col- around to add 1B between each C to string 6F and slide them to the umn of beads together to form a (Fig. 5a). Weave through beads to center. Use both ends to string 1G, ring. Slip the ring on the hairpipe. exit the other end of the hairpipe one 4mm crystal bicone, the heart Work all remaining rounds in tubu- and repeat the embellishment. Pass bead, one 4mm crystal bicone, 1 nut lar herringbone stitch. back and forth through the hair- round, the 14×9mm lampworkedRound 3: Use topaz size 15°s to work a pipe, stitching through the B oppo- bead with dots, and 1 saucer. round off of the ring. Step up at this site the B last exited before passing Use 1 wire to string 1G, 1 bone 4mm round and the end of every round. back to the other end, until all the B round, 1G, 1 acrylic nugget, one 4mmRound 4: Work the round using topaz are connected (Fig. 5b). crystal bicone, 1 bone rondelle, 1G, size 15°s and work an increase 1H, the beaded hairpipe bead, one between each stitch (Fig. 3). 4mm crystal bicone, 1 nut round, the 14×9mm bumpy lampworked ron- delle, 1 saucer, the 13×8mm lamp- worked rondelle, one 6mm crystal bicone, 1 bone cylinder, 1G, 1 wood 3mm, 1G, 50 mixed size 8° and 6° seedFig. 3 a beads (core beads), 1H, 1G, 1 crimp tube, 1G, 1 crimp tube, 1 acrylic nugget,Round 5: Work the round with topaz the small beaded round, and 1 orange size 15°s. drop. Pass back through the beadedRound 6: Work the first stitch with 1A b round, nugget, crimp tubes, and a few Fig. 5 and 1D, the second and third with core beads. Snug the beads and place 2A, and the fourth with 1D and 1A. Line embellishment:Weave through a stop on the wire to keep the work in Complete the round using A. beads to exit between the first place.Rounds 7–9: Repeat Round 6 to form 1A/1D stitch of Round 6. Work a Use the other wire to string 1G, 1 bone 2 vertical lines of D. dimensional, vertical row (12 beads 4mm round, 1G, 17 mixed size 8° andRounds 10–13: Repeat Rounds 6–8, but long) of square stitch off of the D 6° seed beads (core beads), 1 acrylic shift the position of the D beads beads added in Rounds 6–17, using nugget, one 4mm crystal bicone, 1 bone one stack to the left or right. 2D in each stitch. Pass through all cylinder, 1G, the lampworked tube,Rounds 14–17: Repeat Rounds 10–13. the D just added again and pull gen- one 4mm crystal bicone, 1 nut round,Round 18: Work the round with topaz tly to smooth out the beaded line. the large beaded round, one 4mm size 15°s. Weave through beads to the other crystal bicone, 1G, 1 wood 3mm,Rounds 19–20: Repeat Rounds 4 and 5 in yellow lines and repeat. 42 mixed size 8° and 6° seed beads reverse. Fringe embellishment: Weave through (core beads), 1 crimp tube, 1F, 1 crimpRounds 21–22: Work the round with beads to exit from an A midway tube, 1G, the 6mm horn round, and topaz size 15°s. Weave through between the two lines of D and enough size 8° seed beads to make a More wonderful beadwork projects are available at www.interweavestore.com © 2010 Interweave Press LLC. Not to be reprinted. All rights reserved. page 12
  • 13. loop that fits snugly over the small work. Gently twist the spiral into abeaded round at the other end of the pleasing shape.necklace. Pass back through the hornround, 1G, 1 crimp tube, 1F, 1 crimp 6) FREE-FORM SPIRALS. Use 3 oftube, and as many other beads on the thread to string 1 tension bead, leav-strand as possible. Snug the beads ing a 6" tail. Pointing the needle to-and place a bead stop on the wire to ward the other half of the clasp, passkeep the work in place. through 3–4 core seed beads, just below the large beaded round.5) PEYOTE-STITCH RUFFLE. Use 3 Work 2 rows of free-form peyote stitch Fig. 8of thread to string 1 tension bead, down the section of core beads, as youleaving a 6" tail. Pointing the needle did for the peyote-stitch ruffle, work- Repeat Fringe 1 using Fringe 4 (center):toward the clasp loop, pass through ing increases at random and widely 5A, 1G, 1C, 1B, 10A, the 5mm horn3–4 core seed beads of the strung sec- varying the bead colors and types. round, 1F, 1C, and 1 bright yellowtion, just below the crimp tubes. Weave through the core beads to exit size 15°.Row 1: Work peyote stitch down the from the end of the section and work Repeat Fringes 3–1, in that order, section of core beads using 2A, 1G, another free-form peyote-stitched varying the accent beads as desired. or 1I in each stitch. Stop when you ridge (Fig. 7). Repeat once more for a Remove the tension bead. Secure the reach the wood 3mm just above the thread and trim. large beaded round.Row 2: String 1 orange drop and 2A; 8) FINISHING. Remove the bead pass back through the last bead of stops and snug all the beads and Row 1. Work free-form peyote stitch beadwork so no wire shows, but the across the row, adding 1A between necklace is still flexible. Crimp the any 2A you placed in the previous tubes. ✦ Fig. 7 row. Use 2A in some stitches to make random increases. In some total of 3 ridges. Remove the tension stitches vary the colors as desired. bead. Secure the thread and trim close RESOURCES Check your local bead shop or contact:Row 3: Use one- or two-drop peyote to the work. Gently twist the spiral as Art glass beads: Emma Ralph, www.ejr stitch and random seed bead colors before. beads.co.uk. Seed beads: The Bead and sizes to work the row. Fill 2A Repeat entire step to embellish the Merchant, www.beadmerchant.co.uk. increases from Row 2 with any remaining short section of core beads Similar wood, horn, and acrylic beads: color size 11° (Fig. 6). below the lampworked tube. www.beadsunlimited.co.uk. 7) PENDANT FRINGE. Use 2 of thread to string 1 tension bead, leav- ing a 6" tail; pass through 3 of the first ARTIST’S TIPS 6F strung in Step 4. Fringe 1: String 3A, 1G, 1C, 1B, 6A, 1 bone 4mm round, 1C, and 1 bright yellow tension fairly tight, especially onFig. 6 size 15°. Skip the last bead strung the decrease rounds after you’ve and pass back through the rest ofRow 4: Use A to work one-drop peyote the beads and exit the next loop end-to-end construction doesn’t stitch across the row. bead (Fig. 8).Row 5: Work one-drop peyote stitch Fringe 2: Repeat Fringe 1 using 4A, 1G, across the row, widely varying the 1C, 1B, 8A, 1J, 1E, and 1 bright yel- bead colors and types, including low size 15°. the center row and decrease to seed, small wood, and drop beads. Fringe 3: Repeat Fringe 1 using 5A, 1G, Remove the tension bead. Secure 1E, 1B, 10A, one 4mm bicone, 1B, the threads and trim close to the and 1 bright yellow size 15°. More wonderful beadwork projects are available at www.interweavestore.com © 2010 Interweave Press LLC. Not to be reprinted. All rights reserved. page 13
  • 14. TECHNIQUESLadder Stitch Tubular Herringbone Brick Stitch Stitch Begin by creating a foundation row Begin with a foundation row of in ladder stitch. String 2 beads and ladder stitch. Join the ends together pass under the closest exposed loop to form a tube. String 2 beads. Pass of the foundation row and backUsing two needles, one threaded down through the next bead and up through the second bead. Stringon each end of the thread, pass through the following bead. Repeat 1 bead and pass under the nextone needle through one or more around the tube. At the end of the exposed loop and back through thebeads from left to right and pass round, pass through the first beads bead just strung; repeat.the other needle through the same of the previous and current roundsbeads from right to left. Continue to step up to the new round.adding beads by crisscrossing bothneedles through one bead at a time.Use this stitch to make strings ofbeads or as the foundation forbrick stitch. To decrease within a row, string 1 bead and skip a loop of thread on the pre- vious row, passing under the second loop and back through the bead.For a single-needle ladder, string2 beads and pass through themagain. String 1 bead. Pass throughthe last stitched bead and the one Netting (single thread) Begin by stringing a base row of 13 To increase within a row, work twojust strung. Repeat, adding one stitches in the same loop on thebead at a time and working in a beads. String 5 beads and go back through the fifth bead from the previous row.figure-eight pattern. For circular brick stitch, work increas- end of the base row. String another 5 beads, skip 3 beads of the base es as needed to keep the work flat; row, and go back through the next; at the end of each round, pass repeat to the end of the row. To through the first and last beads toFringe turn, pass back through the last stitch them together, then string 2Exit from your foundation row of 3 beads (one leg of the last net). beads to begin the next round.beads or fabric. String a length of String 5 beads, pass back throughbeads plus 1 bead. Skipping the the center bead of the next netlast bead, pass back through all the and continue.beads just strung to create a fringe Crimpingleg. Pass back into the foundation String a crimp tube and passrow or fabric. through the connection finding. Pass back through the tube, leaving a short tail. Use the back notch of a crimping pliers to pinch the tube into a U, leaving a wire on each side of the bend. Rotate the tube 90° and use the front notch to form the pinched tube into a clean cylinder. More wonderful beadwork projects are available at www.interweavestore.com © 2010 Interweave Press LLC. Not to be reprinted. All rights reserved. page 14
  • 15. TECHNIQUES (CONTINUED) Tubular Peyote Stitch Peyote Stitch Increase Wireworking String an even number of beads and To make a simple loop, grasp make a foundation circle by passing one end of the wire with through them two more times, round-nose pliers. Holding exiting from the first bead strung. on to the wire with one String 1 bead and pass through the hand, gently turn the pliers third bead of the foundation circle. until the wire end and wire String 1 bead and pass through the body touch. Create a 90° fifth bead of the foundation circle. reverse bend where they Continue adding 1 bead at a time, meet. skipping over 1 bead of the first Make a mid-project increase by round, until you have added half the working a two-drop over a one-drop number of beads of the first round. in one row. In the next row work a Exit from the first bead of the second one-drop peyote between the two- round. String 1 bead, pass through drop. For a smooth increase, use the second bead added in the second very narrow beads for both the two- round, and pull thread tight. String 1 drop and the one-drop between. bead and pass through the third bead added in the second round. Continue For a wire-wrapped loop, cut the around, filling in the “spaces” 1 bead desired length of wire and make at a time. Exit from the first bead a 90° bend 2" from one end. Use added in each round. Circular Peyote Stitch round-nose pliers to hold the wire String 3 beads and form the first near the angle and bend the short round by passing through the first end up and around the pliers until bead. For the second round, string it meets itself. Wrap the wire 2 beads and pass through the tightly down the neck of the wire next bead of the previous round; to create a couple of coils. Trim the repeat twice. To step up for the excess to finish. next round, pass through the first bead of the current round. For the third round, string 1 bead and pass through the next bead of the previous round; repeat all around, Square Stitch then step up at the end of the Begin by stringing a row of beads. round. Continue in this manner, For the second row, string 2 beads, alternating the two rounds. You pass through the second-to-last may need to adjust the bead count bead of the first row, and through Peyote Stitch Decrease the second bead just strung. depending on the relative size of the beads in order to keep the Continue by stringing 1 bead, circle flat. passing through the third-to-last bead of the first row, and through the bead just strung. Repeat this looping technique to the end of the row. To make a mid-project decrease, simply pass thread through 2 beads without adding a bead in the “gap.” In the next row, work a regular one- drop peyote over the decrease. Keep tension taut to avoid holes. More wonderful beadwork projects are available at www.interweavestore.com © 2010 Interweave Press LLC. Not to be reprinted. All rights reserved. page 15

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