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.
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.
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.
This fresh design approach to seed bead jewelry teaches readers how to fuse, merge, and mix materials, techniques, colors, inspiration, and design ideas for seed bead jewelry with a contemporary edge. It also includes 18 exciting projects presented with detailed step-by-step photography, color variations and enhanced with practical illustrations.
The Master beader and author of Seed Bead Fusion explains her jazz-inspired personal techniques for stitches like the right-angle weave and the tubular peyote stitch and provides projects for intermediate beaders including a necklace and stackable rings. 12,000 first printing.
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.
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.
Making jewelry with cube beads requires no special training or classes. This book explains it all. With clear instructions and hundreds of color photographs, expert Virginia Jensen shows how to make stunning jewelry using many of the most popular off-loom stitches. Chapters are divided by project type, including bracelets, earrings, necklaces, rings, and decorative items. Beginners learn the fundamentals of many popular stitches as they create the projects, while more experienced crafters enjoy the challenge of weaving an uncommon shape into a knockout piece.
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.
Bead Play Every Day features over 20 projects with a creative twist on traditional stitching techniques. Stitchers will learn a single technique by making a small, easy to complete component. Then, through repetition and creative experimentation, they will take on a larger project to perfect the technique. The results are beautifully stitched necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Beth Stone has a dimensional, inquisitive approach to stitching that is perfect for stitchers who are ready to experiment with making their own design choices.
"Amy Katz teaches how to make seed bead jewelry projects resembling beautiful fine jewelry. Along with the stunning photography, step-by-step instructions, and beading diagrams, this book will introduce Amy's newly invented beading stitch: the right angle ladder stitch. This book will position primarily toward the dedicated intermediate to advanced audience"--