Beads of the Month – June 2022 – Hot & Trendy and 2-Hole

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Hey beautiful! It’s my pleasure to bring you a close-up look at the Hot & Trendy and Two-Hole Beads of the Month Clubs that I received for June 2022:

Hot & Trendy

Club Type: Double

Theme: Tropical Dreams

Colors: Green, Brown


Club Type: Single

Theme: Turtle Beach

Colors: Green, Yellow


beads of the month club June 2022

Finished Pieces from the Club:

Be sure to watch the follow-up video from June 30, 2022! I made a number of pieces from the contents of the Hot & Trendy club, including pieces from other designers’ patterns, and from my own. See below to find the info for the designs from other artists:

Finished Jewelry Update June 2022

Creative Beading Vol. 13
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I highly recommend the Creative Beading book series from Bead&Button. There are fourteen volumes in total, but sadly it doesn’t seem like they will be making any more since the company is no longer in business (*ugly cries*). 

The first design I shared came from the talented artist named Isabella Lam. This design is called the “Ivy Trails Necklace.” It incorporates most of the Chalk White Teal Luster Leaf Beads, and I was also able to use the SuperDuo beads from the Turtle Beach – two-hole beads club!

Ivy Trails Beaded Leaf Necklace (by Isabella Lam)
Ivy Trails Necklace by Isabella Lam
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Also included are the Cali beads from this month’s club, and tons of Rizzo beads from a previous club. In the center, encased is a sparkling 18mm crystal rivoli fancy stone, which is also held in place with yellow-lined crystal fire polished beads from my stash.

From Creative Beading Volume 14, I completed two projects. The first is called the Zinnia Pendant, by Zsuzsanna Erdei. Creating this piece was a great way to use the Yellow Opaque Matte Laser Rye Dagger Beads! I love how they peek out from the base of the pendant.

Zinnia Pendant by Szuzsanna Erdei
Zinnia Pendant by Zsuzsanna Erdei
Irresistible Cabs Necklace by Puca
Irresistible Cabs Necklace By Puca

Also from Creative Beading Volume 14 is a necklace, which is inspired by the Irresistible Cabs design by Puca. I modified the number of Arcos Par Puca beads on the chain, the Delica bead size (I used 11/0 – they call for 10/0 in the book), types of cabs and colors used, but otherwise I followed the instructions provided in the book.

The composition of the design is stunning! I would have loved to have three matching cabs to use in the required sizes, but I do like how the large peacock focal is set apart from the two Lunasoft lucite cabs on either side.

Up next is a pair of Cali Earrings by Ellad2. This pattern was complimentary this month from Beads of the Month Club! Every month that you are an active subscriber, BOTMC includes a new link at the bottom of the paper invoice inside your package. The link brings you to a webpage with a selection of three beading patterns that you may download and/or print, at no additional cost.

Since I received quite a few cali beads this month, it was the perfect opportunity to make the Cali earrings! The pair went together fairly quickly, and the pattern was straightforward. Because I didn’t have enough of one color in the 4mm bicone beads, I decided to use a second color as an accent at the top and the bottom.

Cali Earrings by Ellad2
Cali Earrings by Ellad2

Also See the Video Below:

About the Hot & Trendy Club:

With the Hot & Trendy Beads of the Month™ Club, each month you will receive 8 tubes of different popular beads. If you've seen it featured in your favorite bead magazine, you'll find it in this Club! Each color coordinated collection will have a variety of the beads, such as: 1. Tooth Beads; 2. Wheel Beads; 3. Large Spike Beads; 4. Small Pinch Beads; 5. Thorn Beads; 6. Twist Beads; 7. Nano Beads; 8. Tri Beads; 9. Small Petal Beads; 10. Quadra Lentil Beads; 11. Lentil Beads; 12. Pellet Beads; 13. Large Trinity Beads; 14. Small Mushroom Beads; 15. UFO Beads; 16. Gumdrop Beads; 17. Large Mushroom Beads; 18. Butterfly Beads; 19. Large Petal Beads; 20. Pip Beads... and more!

About the Two-Hole Club:

Beads may include: Piggy beads, 2-Hole Tile Beads, Table-Cut Silky Beads, Chexx Beads, Brick Beads, 2-Hole Lentil Beads, Kheops Par Puca beads, 3x6mm Infinity Beads, Rulla Beads, Pyramid Hexagon Beads, 2mm Pyramid Stud Beads, Silky Beads, 4x8mm Infinity Beads, 2-Hole Cabochons, 2-Hole Baroque Cabs, Kite Beads, Nib-Bits, Paisley Duos, Quarter Tilas, Super Kheops Par Pucas, Tinos Par Pucas, 8mm and 12mm Candy Beads, Chili Beads, Carrier Beads, Groovy Tile Beads, Crescent Beads, Honeycomb and Honeycomb Jewel Beads, 5mm Silky Beads Table Cut Silky Stars... and more!   


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