New This Week at Laura’s Beads – May 16

Events Newly Added to Calendar

We’ve added another batch of projects to our June calendar! We’ll start by telling you about a few projects for the Beaders with some experience, but keep scrolling down if you are a beginner — we offer something for everyone.


For Beaders with some experience:

Advanced Bead Circle: “Wrap Around My Heart” Bracelet by Helena Tang-Lim
When one of our beaders brought in a copy of this unique and beautiful pattern, we all fell in love! You begin by building a sturdy 3-dimensional heart using cubic right-angle weave stitch, then add straps that wrap all the way around your wrist and feed through the center of the heart. (If you haven’t done cubic right-angle weave before, we highly recommend you start by taking our cubic right-angle weave workshop before trying this piece)
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Intermediate Bead-Weaving Class: “Half-Tila Herringbone Bracelet”
This bracelet is smooth, slinky and very comfortable to wear! The technique is simple — just flat herringbone with half-tila and size 15 seed beads. You can also do a little chunkier version with brick and size 11 seed beads. (If you haven’t done herringbone before, we highly recommend you start by taking our beginner herringbone workshop before trying this piece)
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Intermediate Stitch Workshop: Cubic Right-Angle Weave
Cubic right-angle weave is a tricky stitch to master at first, which is why we offer this workshop where you aren’t actually making a finished piece of jewelry, but simply concentrating on learning the technique. You begin by creating a 6-sided box, then continue to stitch off one side of that box to create the next box. You’ll be working with two different colors of size 8 seed beads since that’s the easiest way to learn. Once you master the stitch there are so many amazing designs out there (including the Heart Wrap above) that you’ll feel comfortable tackling — this will open up a whole new world of beading for you!
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Perfect for beginner Beaders:

Beginner Wireworking Class: “Tree of Life”
The ever popular “Tree of Life” can be made easily with craft wire, metal rings and your choice of beads. We have two sizes of rings available in an assortment of finishes, and of course many types of beads to incorporate. You’ll definitely want to make quite a few of these — they make great gifts!
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Beginner Bead-Weaving Class: “Crystal Chain Bracelet” by Deb Roberti
You’ll love the elegant simplicity of this bracelet, along with the easy-to-understand instructions written by Deborah Roberti. A delicate combination of bicone crystals, glass firepolished beads and seed beads — people won’t be able to believe that you’re just a beginner when you show them you made one of these!
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Beginner Stitch Workshop: Flat Herringbone
“Herringbone Stitch, sometimes referred to as Ndebele herringbone after the South African tribe that created it, has great texture. You start with a ladder-stitched strip of beads, then work back and forth across the row, adding two beads at a time. The pattern of sewing up and down through the beads tilts the pairs of beads towards each other, created stacked columns, The striped pattern of this bracelet emphasizes the columns and allows you to play with your favorite colors.” from Lesley Weiss’s book, “The Absolute Beginners Guide to Stitching Beaded Jewelry.
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Beginner Bead-Weaving Class: “Bon Bon Beads” by Emi Yamada, Starman TrendSetter
We are absolutely addicted to beaded beads, but these are not like any other beaded beads we’ve made previously — they are all made on a continuous piece of thread!
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Click here to view our complete calendar of upcoming projects!


Until next time, have a sparkling week and happy beading!


Remember, if you are interested in making any of the projects shown in our emails, but are not in the area to join in, you can now purchase all the necessary supplies on shop.laurasbeads.com!

Many of the patterns are available through popular magazines or websites, which will be indicated on our website when you click on any of the projects above, so that you can view a materials list. If it’s an original pattern, simply email Laura at laura@laurasbeads.com and let her know you are interested. We love to share!


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