Okay, yes, it is a new tutorial, but not published by me.
This one is currently in the Quick and Easy section of Beadwork for the Aug/Sep issue!
I totally agree with the fact that it should be in the easy category, but there really ain't nothing quick about it. It's like my Fire and Ice Cuffs design in that it takes a lot of perseverence to get all the way through the pattern enough times to create the little pieces for the bracelet.
It really does look great when you've got it finished though.
It's wide and kind of chunky and you're only limited to your imagination when it comes to the colors.
It features 4mm round gemstones which are probably my favorite size gemstone and about the only ones that you can beadweave with.
It also has the instructions for the three-bead herringbone toggle that a lot of you had asked me about previously.
Just as a side note: In case you're thinking, "Didn't she create that ages ago?"
The answer is yes. The date on these photos is October 10, 2010. Almost a full year ago, which, if you're interested in submitting to a magazine, is something to think about.
If I publish a tutorial myself, I can usually have the tutorial completed within one to two weeks of creating the design, however, if I decide to submit it, the process could take anywhere from six months to a year.
Beadwork is not as seasonal as some other magazines like Stringing or Bead Trends.
What I mean by that is that they are always looking for good submissions and a beadwoven piece can usually be transformed by simple color choice into something appropriate for the season.
(Unlike a Stringing piece that may have a snowflake pendant or art beads in the shape of autumn leaves)
So, if you decide to submit to a beadweaving publication, definitely look at their submission guidelines to see in general what kind of pieces they are looking for for each issue, but also, create two versions of your piece in very different colorways so that if they choose it, they can see it's potential regardless of the season.
Have a great weekend all and be sure to check out the newest issue of Beadwork, it's on newsstands now.
Oh, and also, I'm still taking submissions for my Customer Gallery! I hope you'll check out the work of the lovely artists who have submitted so far, and if you've created a piece from one of my tutorials (even if it's out of a magazine), I'd love to have you as part of my Gallery!
Enjoy the weekend!