A craft instructor from Beaducation.com presents 24 beaded rope designs that utilize popular stitch techniques ranging from spirals and peyote to netting and herringbone, explaining to beginner through experienced beaders how to create various wearable necklaces, bangles and earrings.
This stunning book contains 24 spectacular jewellery designs from renowned master beading teacher Marcia DeCoster. She specialises in the popular right angle weave stitch and she presents beadweavers with a comprehensive primer on her beautiful techniques. Eager beaders will learn how to use the stitch to create fabulous effects, including a supple beaded fabric, beaded ropes, shaped curves and embellished layers, in stunning, modern jewellery designs. These pieces, from the elegant Etruscan Treasure necklace to the sophisticated Fanfare bracelet, are nothing less than fine art...even as they remain accessible to every crafter.
Take a master class with Japan's first lady of beadwork - Sonoko Nozue! This unique entry in the best-selling Beadweaving Master Class series and Nozue's first book in English, offers 25 projects showcasing the artist's signature melding of traditional Japanese style with modern dramatic flair. Overflowing with crystals and pearls, these pieces are lush, romantic and one-of-a-kind. A gallery of additional works from Nozue will inspire advanced jewelers in their creative exploration and the images and design throughout, beautifully capture an appealing Japanese aesthetic.
Laura McCabe creates elaborate beaded embellishments which she combines into stunning jewelry. Her definitive guide to weaving and embroidering with beads is the third volume in Lark Jewelry & Beading's bestselling Beadweaving Master Class series. Combining traditional techniques with modern materials, and showcasing a wide variety of bead types, this book presents 18 beautiful jewelry projects incorporating motifs drawn from nature, such as flora and fauna, artistic designs, and geometric forms. With its truly spectacular illustrations, this is a feast of inspiration for beaders and crafters. Laura McCabe is a featured artist in the book Masters: Beadweaving. Other books in Lark Jewelry & Beading's Beadweaving Master Class series have been authored by Diane Fitzgerald, Marcia DeCoster, Sherry Serafini, Maggie Meister, and Rachel Nelson-Smith.
Are you a new beader seeking solid beading foundations? Or are you an experienced beadworker wanting to refine your skills? Mastering Beadwork is your ultimate resource for beading knowledge-it's a project book plus reference tool wrapped up in one. Based on years of teaching experience, Carol Cypher presents easy-to-understand instructions with informative sidebars to help anyone master beading techniques. Each of the 13 techniques are explained in detail, then further explored with projects to enhance the beader's skills and confidence. The 63 projects included here-ranging from bracelets, necklaces, rings, and earrings to findings, closures, beaded beads, and other beaded objects-teach a single project or technique but are arranged to build skills at any level. You'll also find suggestions for personalizing and expanding on each project or pattern. Learn all the basic beading stitches-from peyote, spiral, vertical and horizontal netting, bead crochet, right-angle weave, triangle weave, daisy chain, ladder stitch, ndebele, brick stitch, African helix, and more. Mastering Beadwork is a classroom in a book, an all-in-one reference guide, and a compendium of beading techniques. It will supplement what you've already learned in beading classes, set you on the first steps to beading confidence, and infuse your work with inspiration.
Theresa Meister’s fine-scale wirework provides structure, and her beaded patterns bring on the color! Colorful seed beads, pearls, and crystals are used to create delicate jewelry components. Now link all these components together with wirework connections including wire loops, chain, and jump rings. The results are thirteen jewelry sets (each set includes a necklace, bracelet, and earrings) plus variation ideas giving readers a lot of options for exploring techniques. All jewelry makers will find this wearable jewelry to be classy and timeless.
Features twenty-four beadwoven jewelry projects that showcase movement from a simple drop that swings from chains to elaborate pieces with intricate components that spin around a core of beads or along a beaded base.
Artist and author Nancy Zellers takes it to the limit with this utterly original bead tube book. Using a simple peyote or brick-stitched tube, the author shows how to create more than 30 projects ranging in style from elegant to funky, and with colors spanning from subtle to brilliant, all from tiny, colorful, easy-to-find seed beads. Readers are able to see how changing colors and designs create new and exciting beaded beads. Also, a range of bracelets, earrings, and necklaces will delight the aspiring artist.
With interest in beadweaving on the rise, Mastering Peyote provides a much-needed look into the most integral technique - peyote stitch. With 15 styles in all, beading geniuses will finally have an accessible, easy-to-understand guide to one of the fundamentals of beadweaving, brought to you courtesy of Beadwork Editor Melinda Barta. In the “Peyote Basics” chapter, you will learn the basics of creating flat peyote bands, then advance to circular and tubular variations, eventually learning to fashion dimensional jewelry pieces. Once you've mastered the basics, Melinda dives into designing dimensional jewelry pieces. Additional chapters cover combining peyote with other popular beadweaving techniques (right-angle weave, herringbone, and bead embroidery) and creating unique edgings and embellishments for finished pieces. Melinda, together with Beadwork's Designers of the Year, including Jean Campbell, Lisa Kan, Carole Ohl, Melanie Potter, Jean Power, Cynthia Rutledge, and Sherri Serafini, demonstrates a range of styles in 15 beautiful jewelry projects.
Virginia Jensen offers more exciting ways to create with cube beads in her second book, Contemporary Cube Bead Designs. This book shows off versatile cube beads in a delightfully creative mix of necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Virginia Jensen uses her artistic eye to develop subtle, fashion-forward color palettes, interesting patterns, and delightful shapes like stars and flowers. All 28 projects are fully illustrated – the best way to learn stitching techniques! Easy to find and fun to work with, cube beads offer a new range of possibilities for lovers of seed beads.
Experienced seed bead artist and Bead&Button contributing editor Maggie Roschyk gives friendly advice on topics like choosing bead colors and finishes, how to “audition” beads, and deciding which stitch to use to achieve a desired effect as they create necklaces, earrings and bracelets. Using rich cultural imagery from around the world as a teaching tool, Maggie Roschyk examines how decisions about bead color combinations, texture, and finish affect the finished work as she helps readers think like designers.
Author: Kelly Wiese
Publisher: David & Charles
Release Date: 2013-05-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Indulge your passion for beading! The author of Beaded Allure is back with more exquisite, enticing jewelry you will love. Kelly Wiese ensures that all eyes will be on you with 26 dazzling designs for creating necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more. She covers basic beadweaving techniques and stitches, then expertly guides you through each project step by step. Inside A Beaded Romance, you'll find: 11 beading stitches that are easy to learn, with additional information on tools, materials and techniques. 26 projects with detailed instructions, photos and difficulty ratings that will allow beaders of all skill levels to dive right in. Jewelry patterns for every style, whether it's charming or seductive, modern or classic. Get swept away in A Beaded Romance!