Super Beadwork’s August/September 2011
Issue Bead Challenge!

For the August/September 2011 issue of Super Beadwork (see it here!), was fortunate enough to provide a stash of beads, charms and links for Beadworks’ bead challenge! We picked out a beautiful stash of rich jewel tones in fire polished beads, Swarovski Elements crystals, glass pearls and seed beads, which we accented with a whole load of TierraCast® charms, links, bead cones and a clasp in the gorgeous brass finish. Once the magazine came out and we saw the stunning designs that four designers made for the challenge, we couldn’t help ourselves – we had to participate too! Sam, Cody and I came up with designs using the same products that were featured in Beadwork and we are so excited to share them with you! Here they are! (Don’t forget to click on the names of the pieces so that you can see the free Inspiration instructions on how to make them!)

Vineyard Necklace by Sam (Learn how to make it here!)

Sam chose to use a creative combination of the basic crimping technique with a simple loop technique to showcase the gorgeous fire polished teardrop beads in the front of her necklace!

Berry Lovely Bracelet by Sara (Learn how to make it here!)

I chose to focus on the bead cones and fill them up with as many strands of seed beads, crystals and pearls as I could!

Wandering Vine Necklace by Cody (Learn how to make it here!)

Cody strung one long strand of seed beads through brass chain and creatively added segments of beads inside the chain to make a stunning wandering vine!

Happy Beading! – Sara

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Issue Bead Challenge!

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