Digital Beading Magazine Issue 12 - Page 81

TIP: You may find it a tad faster to use a size 10 beading needle for all of the loom work. This is a personal preference thing. If you are more comfortable with the loom needle by all means stay with that. Step 19 Find the dead centre of the bracelet and sew on your focal beads. In placing her focal beads, Sheilah added a few MC beads to make it all fit well onto the bracelet (Photo 19). Sheilah Cleary has enjoyed a life-long passion for needle arts. As an accomplished wire, fibre and bead artist, Sheilah teaches novice, intermediate and professional groups across the United States and around the world. Check out her upcoming Californian workshops online at She is a frequent guest on the Do It Yourself (DIY) US TV network and her work appears regularly in magazines. Several times each year she organises a series of classes covering a wide range of projects and techniques in Australia, Korea, Singapore and Japan. She has published three books on beadwork. Visit Sheilah online at And get in touch at Artistic Expressions Flora & Fauna Necklace Dozens of kits available all techniques—by bead artist Sheilah Cleary (949) 587-2879 Be sure to check out our new line, Projects To Go Sheilah Cleary will be teaching a four day Beading Retreat (including the “Hummingbird Necklace” project, pictured above) for Anne’s Glory Box November 6th to 9th, 2014 at Aanuka Beach Resort, Coffs Harbour. Ph 0407 252 676 to book a spot!