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Fairy Bracelet
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Sam sent in this fairy feature asking or it to be made into a bracelet. Nia used agate balls, our baby red roses and O beads as spacers. Strung on softflex and finished with a magnetic clasp. Crimp covers make the ends nice and tidy.

- made by Queen Bead
Superduo Earrings
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Lovely earrings made with our Superduo Beads

- made by Nicky Godwin, Auckland
Summer is here!
Cheryl 
 
Simple stringing is so effective! Czech glass beads spaced with 2 Miyuki drops.

- made by Cheryl from Auckland
Medallion Bracelet
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This is a pattern from a 2015 Bead & Button magazine. These colours with the special brass clasp are just gorgeous. We chose the following for the project:
Superduo: Sapphire Travertin
Miyuki Drop: Clear, gold lined
Plus our size 6 and 11 seed beads
 

- made by Judy from New Plymouth
Tish's Turquoise Set
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This lovely set uses one of our necklace kits (with crystals added), a fab
Superduo cuff beaded with turquoise duos and an earring combo. Loving it!

- made by Tish Brindle
Embellished Shawl/Scarf
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Look at this incredibly beautiful shawl/scarf  - using our Japanese seed beads as the accents.
I feel honoured our beads are used in such a beautiful piece!

- made by Amy McCauley
Embellished Eilish Hats
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These fab knitted hats have seed bead embellished flowers, the beading inspired
by a suggestion from Rebekah, the elder of the girls above :)

- made by the Old family
Embellished Top
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Helen made this lovely top and popped in to get some accent beads for the quilted
shoulders - the perfect finishing touch.
 
- made by Helen Cloke
Geometric Necklaces
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These great necklaces were stitched using delica beads and colourful rings - they look great on!
 
- made by Kay Felden
Beaded Handwarmers
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These handwarmers are blinged up by the addition of some #6 seed beads
which provide the perfect finishing touch tot he beautiful knitted work.
 
- made by Tania Mills
Orchid necklace
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This necklace features an beaded orchid made using #11 seed beads and delicas. attached to a triple strand of freshwater pearls. The flower uses peyote and brick stitch.

- made by Nia Chesswas
Orchid necklace 2.0

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The same necklace and flower, but in gorgeous pink and gold.

- made by Kris
Larieta Flower
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This stunning piece is entirely stitched with a needle and thread! A long lariat style rope with a corsage style flower ending made around a semi precious stone, this wears beautifully.

- made by Lynda Taylor
Herringbone Necklace
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This lovely herringbone necklace has a vintage brooch clipped on as a central feature - the colours match perfectly!
 

- made by Elena
Embellished Stickpins
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These cuties are perfect for holding together a winter cardy or embellishing a lapel or scarf.
Get your base pin here.

- made by Bex Verkuylen
 
Tila Bracelet
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This 'never-ending' Tila squares bracelet looks fabulous on.

- made by Barbara Dickman
 
Embellished Bezels
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These semi precious stones have been glued to a foundation fabric, then bezelled with seed beads and embellished. The basic bezel in all cases is done with Peyote stitch in number 11 and 15 seed beads. Embellishment is with semi precious chips and freshwater pearls.
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- made by Nia Chesswas
Spiral Peyote Ropes
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This is a spiral peyote rope, fully stitched with seed beads, with Bobbies own handmade lampwork
beads as a central feature - such a great combination.

- made by Bobbie Pene

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This is the same Spiral Rope pattern, but with different sizes of beads which give a different look.
1. Green: size 8 and 11 Japanese seed beads
2. Purplepe: Japanese seed beads ranging from size 15 to size 6
3. Lime & bronze: Size 11 and 8 Japanese seed beads with Miyuki Drops
4. Turquoise & brown: Size 11 and 8 Japanese seed beads with 4mm Mocha Swarovski Crystals

- made by Queen Bead
 
Embellished Needle Case
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This cutie is made around a wooden needle case, stitched with delica beads to an exact
pattern - a lot of time and patience (and skill) has gone into it, love it!

- made by Tish Brindle
Spiral Rope with Pendant
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This spiral rope is made with number 11 and 15 Japanese seed beads,
alternating colours and Swarovski crystal embellishments.

- made by Nia Chesswas
 
Wired Pendants
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These gorgeous pendants are made using many of our freeform wire pendant techniques,
I especially love the pearl one!

- made by Betty Berry
Gorgeous Earrings!
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These earrings sparkle with Swarovski crystal, diamante enamelled headpins and Czech lampwork leaves. We have similar ones available in our Jewellery category.

- made by Nia Chesswas
Cross Stitch Motif using Delica Beads
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This beautiful work is stitched entirely on linen cloth with Delica Beads from our selection - such work and what a beautiful result. Any cross stitch pattern can be adapted like this. "Thanks for a great service, just finished this project, it wouldn't have been possible without your help as delica beads are hard to find now." - Wilma

- made by Wilma Brock
Do you have something special that you have made and would like to share?
We just love seeing your work. Email your pic to Nia or post to our facebook wall.
Multistrand Necklace
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This necklace is strung on Conso and finished on softflex.

- made by Nia Chesswas
 
Tila Wrap Around Bracelet
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A wrap around bracelet using Tila beads - I just love it! So much I had to buy it! Here is a utube tutorial link. If you want a kit, email Queen Bead with your colour preference, $15 each (button not included).

NOTE: Use our Japanese Filament Cord for the base, Crochet Thread for the wrapping, or doubled Silamide. Thread the Silamide with a needle each end or use your fingers for the crochet thread.

- made by Kat Munro Glass
Knitted Bag
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This beautiful bag was knitted by Naomi with seed bead hanks and embellished with Swarovski Crystals.
There is a lot of skill and patience in this!

- made by Naomi Old
"Harmony"
 
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"My collar was created from various beads found in your store (plus some from my stash).
My Harmony ensemble (collar, cuff & earrings) were recently on exhibition at the Estuary Arts Centre in Orewa, where I won a Merit award."
 
- made by Kim Hayes
 
Draconis Necklace
 
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This lovely necklace was made to the Valorie Clifton 'Draconis' pattern. Queen Bead choose the beads, and Gaylene made it up. A lovely one for work, under a shirt collar, or out at night - very versatile!
 
- made by Gaylene Pearce
Beaded Bird Feeders!
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These fab bird feeders where made with beads and findings donated to Gladstone Primary School by The Bead Hold. Such a fabulous idea and don't they look great! There are many different things beads can be used for.

- made by students at Gladstone Primary School
WIRED EARRINGS
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These lovely earrings were made with our 20g Silver Artistic Wire, and the shapes mainly made on a jig.

- made by Kathryn Munro Glass
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Deco Elements Set

Originally Tish made the Deco Elements Bracelet at SENZ with Queen Bead. She then went home and made a matching necklace and earrings! Just lovely.

The Supoerduo colours here are
Light Chalk Green Lustre
and
Opaque Grey Picasso

Click here for Deco Elements
Project Instructions


- made by Tish Brindle
 Stitched Bracelets
 
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"Hi Nia, enjoyed making these Bracelets. They are 1 of yours (Dual Bands) & 1 of Valorie Clifftons. Love working with Superduo,s, Rullas & Tilas."

- made by Gaylene Pearce
 
 
"Fat" Viking Bracelet
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This lovely Viking rope was made using the 12 head tool and one of our dragonfly clasps. Tish made it as a birthday present for her sister.


- made by Tish Brindle
 
 Starburst Shawl
 
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This beautiful shawl incorporates our #6 Japanese seed beads to form the starburst patterns. The beads were threaded onto the yarn first and knitted directly in with the pattern. Such a clever lady!
 
- made by Ann Shaw
 
Russian Rope Lariat
 
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This gorgeous looooong Russian Rope is the result of 3 weeks of evenings stitching - but so worth it! Looks great with the beaded bead ends. You can purchase the rope pattern here.
 
- made by Tish Brindle
 
Freeform Pendant
 
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- created by SENZ participant 2014
 
 
 
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- created by SENZ participant 2014
 
 
 
Freeform Pendant
 
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- created by SENZ participant 2014
 
Do you have something special that you have made and would like to share?
We just love seeing your work. Email your pic to Nia or post to our facebook wall.
BEAD
"I bought the letters from Spotlight and painted them up, decorating them with Prima flower vines, glass tiles and beads. Loved it so much I did a second set, so I have one on the Bead Room and one above the sink in the kitchen! On the HOME letters I used our freshwater pearl mixes and also a porcelain flower."

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- made by Nia Chesswa

Yes! We stock the Prima Flowers and Glass tiles. Free glass tile instructions are on our 'HOW TO' page.
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"Pretty Polly"

An up-cycled vintage brooch (the parrot) combined with a crystal rope and various stitched embellishments along with a feature sterling toggle makes for a fab bling necklace with a twist! This was constantly evolving and such fun to make.

- made by Nia Chesswas
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 Wrap Bracelet
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"I made the wrap bracelet for my sister's birthday present. Her favourite colour is blue, so denim blue sodalite beads were perfect. They're woven onto navy blue Greek leather."
 
- made by Karen Simpson
 
"Wineberry"
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"Inspired by wineberry trees, and auctioned to raise money after the Christchurch earthquakes. It's made with lucite flowers and leaves teamed with antiqued silver chain and glass beads."

 
- made by Karen Simpson
 
Geometric Cuffs
These amazing cuffs are highly technical work and beautifully executed. Hand stitched with flat and shaped peyote stitch, Jenny has used Japanese seed beads - essential for their regularity in work like this.
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"Harlequin"
- made by Jenny Lee Sangster
 
 
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"Wonder Woman"
- made by Jenny Lee Sangster
 
 Spiral Rope Necklace
& Cross Earrings
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Both these pieces use Peyote stitch - such a versatile stitch! The basics can be downloaded from our How To page.
 
- made by Barbara Dickman
 
Strung Necklace
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This lovely necklace features semi precious lozenges and shell feature beads. It is strung on softflex so it will stand up the the weight of the beads.
 
- made by Kath Weir
Brooch Conversion
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Another vintage brooch, this clasps with sterling bails and linked with crystals and metal beads.
 
- made by Nia Chesswas
 
 
"Deco Dreams"
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This necklaces features stitched leaves attached to a sterling component, then chain linked crystals for the sides.
 
- made by Nia Chesswas
 
 
Gorgeous Bracelets from Deborah Roberti Patterns
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These are all made to Deborahs paterns with the new two-holed beads - Tila's and Superduos feature here - along with Japanese seed beads, Swarovski crystals and Swarovski pearls. And our fab magnetic clasps!

- made by Kerry Hall . . . all of them!
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Embellished Collar
All hand stiched with a netted base.

-made by Natalia, worn by Heather
 
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Viking Knit &
Wire Pendant
Viking Knitting makes a great rope, long or short. There is a lot of work in this one!

- made by Zeb Ahmed
 
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"Eclectica"
Orphan beads and old jewellery attached to a chain - if you can make a basic earring you can be successful making this!

- made by Rebecca Rains
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"TULIP TRIO"

This bracelet set consists of one stitched crystal rope and 2 stretch bracelets, for a 'stackable' look. I really like stacked bracelets - and it is great to have the option to wear different combos.

The sterling silver toggle, for me, just makes it - I love it! Plus earrings to match, my favourite style - we do have similar ones for sale.

- created by Nia Chesswas
 
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Stitched Wedding Necklace

This exquisite piece was created for a bride, who must have been thrilled.

Many many hours of work and fine stitching has resulted in this masterpiece of leaves and flowers.

Nicky is an experienced stitcher which shows in the quality of her work.

- made by Nicky Brown
Do you have something special that you have made and would like to share?
We just love seeing your work. Email your pic to Nia or post to our facebook wall.
Glass Bead Necklace
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Made with Chinese blown glass beads and Czech Glass beads, strung on Softflex.

- made by Nia Chesswas
 
Semi-Precious Necklace
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All different types of semi precious stones, strung together on Softflex.
 
-created by Nia Chesswas
GORGEOUS EARRINGS . . . so many options! Basic chainlinking rocks.
See our How To Page to learn how to make your own earrings
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- Sonja Bohn
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- Nia Chesswas
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- Rebecca Rains
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- Team Bead
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- Rebecca Rains
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- Emma Williams
 
Dual Colour Viking Knit
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- created by Alex Wiseman
 
 
 
"Sea Serpent"

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Viking Knit with seed bead fill
- created by Alex Wiseman
 
 
Superduo Rope
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- created by Karen Morgan

 
 
"Beginnings"

This gorgeous combo features a wire wrapped rivoli stone hanging from a Viking Knit rope. I wish it was mine!

This peice uses Gunmetal coloured Artistic Wire.

- created by Jenny Lee Sangster
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HERRINGBONE & NETTED NECKLACE
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This will look amazing on!

- created by Lizzie Cooke
 
MOTHER OF THE BRIDE NECKLACE
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Graduated Swarovski Pearls with diamante rhondelle spacers, simple and effective. Commissioned for the lady's sons' wedding. - created by Nia Chesswas
 
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CAMEO PEARL NECKLACE

"This gorgeous old cameo was originally a brooch, given to me by my grandma. I chopped off the bar pin and linked through the top of the setting to turn it into a pendant. Combined with yellow and limey green pearls, this is one of my favourite necklaces. I think fondly of my grandma every time I wear it."

This is a great way to make use of a little worn brooch be it a family heirloom or something you found in an op shop. Simple chain linking skills can be used to make something similar.

- created by Nia Chesswas
 
Pearl Lariat with Pearl Tassels
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This beautiful Lariat was made with Swarovski Pearls strung on softflex . The tassels were stitched using Silamide, with a  'Beaded Bead' feature at the top. Specially made for 'Nan' for her 90th birthday - she loves it!
- created by Kerry Hall
 
Scissor Keeper Tassel
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This tassel is made the same way, but with facets, crystals and seed beads.
- created by Nia Chesswas
BUTTON BEZEL
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-created by Nia Chesswas
 
LOOPY BEZEL
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-created in class
 
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-created by Nia Chesswas
 
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KERRY'S LOTUS & PEARL NECKLACE

This is a great simple necklace that is so effective! 3 strands of chain joined to three chain linked beads . . . just fab. And in true Kerry style, a littlebling has been added - a dentelle glued to the middle of the acrylic lotus bead.

This style of necklace could also be doubled for a layered chain effect.

-created by Kerry Hall
 
Wedding-Cake

Beaded Wedding Cakes

Queen Bead made this mint green beaded musical cake for a wedding recently . . . 2 1/2 strands of MOP pearls for the decorations. Although not edible, it was worth it as they were a perfect size and colour for the cake.  22g Artistic wire was used for the beads on top. Isn't amazing the the different ways you can use your beads and wire!

Her own wedding cake also had beaded toppers . . .
 
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Corsage Bracelet
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Peyote & Brick Stitch with freshwater pearls & Swarovski Crystals.

- created by Nia Chesswas
Wrapped Bead Necklace
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Agates, Czech Glass, handmade jumprings. Wrapped with Artistic Wire.
 
- created by Nia Chesswas
Do you have something special that you have made and would like to share?
We just love seeing your work. Email your pic to Nia or post to our facebook wall.
Deco Viking Knit
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This gorgeous set has a real deco feel. The main neck piece is basic Viking Knitting and then the earrings and pendant use the Viking Knit bead technique.
- created by Ariella Balmforth
 
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to come 6 x 10
 
Wire Worked Necklace
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This chunky necklace used various wire working techniques and uses semi-precious, plamber and metal beads with gunmetal Artistic Wire.
- created by Bex Verkuylen
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KNITTING WITH BEADS

This lovely top uses our #6 seed beads to embellish the cable work. Beads are strung on first and then pulled up individually into the appropriate stitch.

- made by Marilyn Sim
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- created by Anne Leydon 2013

Donut Cluster
Necklaces


Yummy Necklaces using stitching techniques for the cluster drops and tigertail threading for the neckpieces. You need to be somewhat familiar using a needle and thread to make this project.
 
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- created by Nia Chesswas 2011
Viking Knit with Chain Linking
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- created by Theresa Darezo 2011
 
Bright Netted Rope
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- created by Meija 2012
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Seafoam Ndebele Necklace


This lovely piece made by our Kerry combines a basic Ndebele (Herringbone) rope with chain linked crystals and a feature sterling toggle. It can be worn with the toggle to either the front or back.

The rope was made using #11 Japanese seed beads. Note: if you are a beginner, we recommend at least one stripe to make it easy to find your place.

- made by Kerry Hall
Tubular Ndebele Bracelet

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Plain striped bracelets, a good way to learn the stitch.
- created by Nia Chesswas
 
Embellished Ndebele

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Ndebele Tubes make a great base for embellishment.
- created by Nia Chesswas
 
Waved Ndebele

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Use different sized seed beads to create a beaded bead effect.
- created by Nia Chesswas
PEARL NECKLACE
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Mixed freshwater pearls knotted together with a feature Sterling Silver toggle as a feature.
- created by Nia Chesswas
 
 
TASSEL DROP NECKLACE
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This necklace is to be worn long over a dress or top. The tassel is handmade from medium chain.
- created by Rosie Clarke.
 
 
   'Fat' Viking Knit - using the 12 head tool
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- made by Alex Wiseman
 
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Pink Pearls . . .


This is one of my favourite necklaces. Strung on Softflex, this necklace can be worn as pictured or asymetrically. Crimp Covers make for a neat professional finish. This necklace is a longer length what what I usually wear and I am really liking the comfort and style of it. The toggle clasp is secure and nice and easy to do up and take off.

Basic necklace stringing instructions here.
    
- created by Nia Chesswas
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SPARKLE PENDANT VARIENT

This lovely pendant was made after one of our Sparkle Pendant classes, and I love the way Theresa has put it together.

One large bezelled Swarovski Stone flanked by 2 bezelled rivolis and all embellished with Swarovski Crystal - bling bling!!

- created by Theresa Darizo
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- created by Nia Chesswas
 

Beaded Hairslide/Fascinator


These are great with or without feathers. Beads and feathers are wired down to the haircomb with 28g wire. If using feathers, put them on first making sure the wire is wrapped nice and firm. Trim any extra fluff at the end.
 
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CLICK HERE to download your free pattern
Do you have something special that you have made and would like to share?
We just love seeing your work. Email your pic to Nia or post to our facebook wall.
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