Filling in the filigree
By Heidi Kummli
Work bead embroidery in, around, and on top of a large filigree component for a stunning pendant with vintage appeal.
By Laura Landrum
Lay the foundation for this beautiful scalloped bracelet with crossweave technique and crystal accents. A hidden bugle bead base supports the decorative stitching from below.
By Beth Moser
These deep-bezel ring blanks, typically used for resin, make perfect frames for bead embroidery. Choose one with around or oval opening, and incorporate small cabs, seed beads, or even cup chain!
By Cary Bruner
Adorn curved links of chain with bicone crystals, pearl fringe, and a seed bead edging for this bracelet. Then make a pair of earrings to match!
La Peregrina tribute
By Maxine Henry
The original La Peregrina necklace was designed by Cartier and incorporates a large pearl drop, diamonds, rubies, and cultured pearls. This stunning interpretation utilizes beads that are slightly more attainable and combines peyote stitch, herringbone, netting, and brick stitch.
By Nichole Starman
The right-angle weave base of this flexible bracelet works up quickly and provides support for shapely rose petal beads. Embellish the band with seed beads and round beads for an accessory that's always in season.
Out on a limb
By Deborah Anderson
Branch out to new techniques with a leaf pendant featuring polymer clay, resin, wirework, and a handful of beads.
Seed bead supernova
By Lucy Baker
Gather one edge of a peyote stitch band to make a ruffled medallion a the center of a star-studded bracelet. For a subtler statement, try a pair of ethereal earrings.
Bead&Button, 2013, February