Creative Designs Using Shaped Beads by Anna Elizabeth Draeger

By Anna Elizabeth Draeger

Anna Elizabeth Draeger is a widely known jewellery dressmaker, former affiliate editor for Bead&Button journal, and the writer of Crystal Brilliance, nice Designs for formed Beads, and Crystal Play. due to the fact 2009, Anna has been an envoy for the Create Your type with Swarovski parts software, a handpicked world wide community of designers who're identified for his or her layout services and keenness for educating.

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Continue through the 150, 3mm, 150, 3mm, and [e–f]. Retrace the thread path, and end 150 [c–d]. End this thread. the thread. 12 DESIGN OPTION Make a multicolor component by working as above, but in step 1, make the first three SuperDuo beads a different color. After finishing step 6, work with this color again. To make a different color on the top layer, pick up 15 of the first color in step 1, and then finish up with the second color. In step 7, pick up ten SuperDuos in the first color, and then finish up with the second color.

Retrace the thread path through the beads just picked up, but skip the center 110. Sew back through the 110 your thread exited in the diamond, and then sew through the beads in the diamond to exit the next open 110 [fig. 7]. fig. 6 8 fig. 7 Pick up a 150, a 6mm bugle, and a 150. Sew through the 4mm, the three 150s, and back through the 4mm. Pick up a 150, a 6mm bugle, and a 150, and sew through the last open 110 in the diamond. Retrace the thread path of the new beads [fig. 6], and end the tail.

5x8mm spike beads, black fig. 5x8mm spike beads, black • 150 Delica beads, metallic steel 1 4 2 5 3 6 On 1 yd. 9m) of Fireline, pick up a 150 Delica bead, a large spike bead, and a 150, leaving a 6-in. (15cm) tail. Sew back through the large spike and the first 150 picked up so the tail and working thread are exiting opposite sides of the same bead [fig. 1]. Pick up 11 150s, and sew through the 150 on the opposite side of the spike. Repeat, and then retrace the thread path, skipping every sixth bead.

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