Dragon Bangle by Nancy Jones

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tlc61 wrote
on Jun 14, 2011 4:39 PM


I'm new to the post and bead stitching.  Does anyone have the instructions for Nancy Jones' "Dragon Bangle" from the Feb/Mar 2011 issue of Beadwork?  I apparently subscribed to the magazine a month after this issue came out and can not find it anywhere.  Any help would be greatly appreciated!!




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SEllen 2 wrote
on Jun 16, 2011 9:18 AM

Welcome to the forums Terri

I don't subscribe to Beadwork so I can't help you with your request. I did check for a back issue at the Interweave shop but only found Super Beadwork Magazine for Feb/Mar 2011. (Don't think that's the same thing)Sad

I just wanted to say Welcome and hope you will drop in sometime and chat with us about all things beading.

see ya in the posts

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JanineB@7 wrote
on Jun 18, 2011 8:54 AM
Just wanted to say hi and welcome to the BD family of those crafty people Janine
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SEllen 2 wrote
on Jun 19, 2011 9:43 AM

Just bumping up to get spammer off the top of the page.

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Beading_Sue wrote
on Jun 20, 2011 10:04 AM

Just wanted to say welcome. I'm glad you joined us.

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Mish@3 wrote
on Jul 14, 2011 12:44 AM

Hi Terry  :)


I wish I had the pattern to share with you, but I managed to miss out on the issue as well.  If I manage to get a copy of the instructions, I will definitely get them to you, and if you manage to locate them first, I would love it if you would be willing to let me know where to look.


Happy Beading!



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Tia Dalma wrote
on Jul 14, 2011 1:57 AM

Hi Ladies...welcome to Beading Daily!

I would recommend keeping an eye out for the Feb/Mar 2011 issue of Beadwork or Super Beadwork (they both have the same regular content, Super Beadwork just has those extra bonus pages) on Ebay and Etsy.

This is how I acquired my entire collection of Beadwork and Bead & Button magazines! There are always people who try to rip you off, but you can also find some great deals on those sites. This issue is not currently for sale on either of those sites but many new listings are posted every day!

I have searched the Interweave website in their Projects section for this pattern for you and for some reason it's not up on the site for sale, but you could keep checking! Or you could email customer service at Interweave and ask them if they could post the pattern for sale!

It's not really kosher to freely share copyrighted patterns with other people which is why no one has offered the pattern here!

But good luck in your search and Happy Beading!

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tiger@4 wrote
on Jul 14, 2011 2:28 AM

I have looked on the net for you and have found a link for the mag you are after but it is out of stock, the link is below.


The current issue of the Bead and Button have neckless and bracelet that looks a bit like it, but is done in a different way  if this helps. But keep checking the market sites to get the issue you want as well as keep checking the link just in case they have more come in stock.

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BarbaraB@151 wrote
on Jul 14, 2011 2:46 PM

I was surprised the back issue of Beadwork was not available from Interweave and went looking for a way to possibly purchase Nancy Jones’ pattern. I found nothing – not at Interweave or at Nancy Jones’ website http://www.tinydogseedbeads.com - maybe you can contact her for the pattern in an effort to pay the designer for her creation.

That said, I found a great blog by Beverly Herman at

http://creatingthehive.com/blog-post/74090/dragonscales-and-dragon-bangles and again at http://noeasybeads.blogspot.com/2011/02/dragonscales-and-dragon-bangles.html showing pictures of a softer feeling (read Beverly’s blog) dragon scale bracelet using bead crochet. The design by Judith Bertoglio-Giffin can be purchased at http://www.bead-patterns.com/shop/shop.php?method=itemnumber&keywords=17116

For two other stunning ‘dragon scale’ bracelets: Kelley Darcangelo’s bracelet at

http://creatingthehive.com/blog-post/61564/awesome-long-magatama-beads uses a russian spiral and Golden Dragon Bracelet in Crochet by Dianne Culbertson at http://www.making-jewelry-now.com/golden-dragon-bracelet-in-crochet.html her pattern for this version is available at http://www.divelladelights.com/detail?item_id=27619&category_id=2204

Oh yeah, there’s a kumihimo braid necklace by Paula Juvinall called ‘Scale the Heights’ – so many great uses for long magatamas. Happy beading. B

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Tia Dalma wrote
on Jul 19, 2011 12:29 AM

Just thought I would let you all know that there is currently a copy of this issue of Beadwork for sale on Ebay if you are still interested in this bangle!

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judee wrote
on Jul 20, 2011 11:09 AM

The issue is available digitally from Zinio at 



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Tia Dalma wrote
on Jul 20, 2011 7:18 PM

That's really cool...thanks Judee! I had no idea these were available in that format other than the discs available from Interweave!

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