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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"Beadwork is a puzzle with infinite solutions," says author and bead artist Beth Stone. In Seed Bead Stitching, she explored the many possibilities for creating jewelry with colorful seed beads and charming accents such as pearls and gemstones. In More Seed Bead Stitching, Stone, whose encouraging tone, creativity, and expert knowledge made the previous book so popular, includes new techniques, more variations on techniques, and more detail on concepts she previously introduced. The book contains a wealth of options for making gorgeous beaded jewelry. After outlining the basics and supplies, Stone presents a series of styles such as Ndebele, Daisy, Inspiration, Peyote, and Spiral, with variations for each. Equally useful for crafts of any skill level, the book includes a dozen different fringe techniques; strategies for combining tubular stitches and accent beads; a section on skinny stitches; and a bonus project of square pillows.
Readers will learn to create various types of seed bead jewelry to imitate the look of rich metals. Metallic Seed Bead Splendor includes over 25 projects covering a range of styles from elegant to casual, all stitched with gorgeous gold, bronze, silver, and pewter seed beads. Illustrations accompany each project, as well as a thorough Basics section covering many different stitches including peyote, right-angle weave, St. Petersburg chain, square stitch, herringbone, and ladder stitch.
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.
Author: Karin Van Voorhees
Publisher: Kalmbach Books
Release Date: 2015-03-16
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Beaded Chains & Ropes presents many ideas for making 25+ sturdy, pretty chains and ropes. Using popular stitches such as tubular herringbone, spiral rope, bead crochet, kumihimo, right-angle weave, and more, stitchers are sure to find the designs they are looking for! This book is for anyone who wants to use their favorite seed beads to create a classic chain, loves to stitch fabulous beveled pendants, or is looking for a way to display their favorite focal beads in an attractive, handmade way. Also, you aren’t going to want to miss this collection of projects featuring your favorite designers including Jill Wiseman, Anna Elizabeth Draeger, Beth Stone, Carolyn Cave, Rebecca Combs, and many more. This is the perfect collection that makes it easy to find any chain or rope you want to make, all in one place.