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Button and Netting Necklace

There’s nothing like a new craft book to get me motivated and scurrying off to my studio. A few weeks ago, I received a copy of beader extraordinaire Laura McCabe’s Embellished Beadweaving: Jewelry Lavished with Fringe, Fronds, Lacework & More (Beadweaving Master Class Series). I took a class from Laura several years ago through the Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild, and …

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Spiral Bracelet

This bracelet is based upon a pattern from a book by Carole Wilcox Wells, The Art and Elegance of Beadweaving. It introduced me to the idea of manipulating a shape by the size of the bead you choose. The bracelet is pretty stiff as a wearable piece because of the tension of the bead weaving…a heavy bangle. I also like …