75 Chinese, Celtic, and Ornamental Knots: A Directory of Knots and Knotting Techniques Plus Exquisite Jewelry Projects to Make and Wear

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Jewelry-makers will learn how to tie decorative knots from across the world with this stylish directory. Clear diagrams are teamed with step-by-step instructions to make tying 75 different knots simple. And each knot is graded so even complete beginners can get started right away.

A selection of projects allow readers to create beautiful and original jewelry. Combine ornamental knots with beads for a modern look, or choose a more traditional style with entirely knot-built ...

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Overview

Jewelry-makers will learn how to tie decorative knots from across the world with this stylish directory. Clear diagrams are teamed with step-by-step instructions to make tying 75 different knots simple. And each knot is graded so even complete beginners can get started right away.

A selection of projects allow readers to create beautiful and original jewelry. Combine ornamental knots with beads for a modern look, or choose a more traditional style with entirely knot-built pieces. With detailed material lists and photography of finished items, this book is the complete guide to a unique style.

Also containing a comprehensive techniques section, 75 Chinese, Celtic & Ornamental Knots shows how to use jump rings and seal cords correctly. This know-how will be invaluable as readers progress to designing and creating their own knotted jewelry.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This book caught my eye because I have always liked buttons and button closures, the more unusual, the better. Here is a step-by-step "knotinary" (my word) to help you create unique buttons and adornments for Asian knits, Fair Isle sweaters, hats, and more." —-Paula Moliver, Hartford Knitting Examiner
Library Journal
Knot work often conjures up images of 1970s macramé planters and middle-school friendship bracelets, but jewelry designers Williams and Mann's encyclopedic collection of knots from a variety of craft traditions nicely reforms that image. After a brief introduction to knot-work materials, tools, and techniques, the knots take center stage. Each knot is assigned a difficulty rating, and full directions, suggested uses, and potential project applications are provided. There are a few complete jewelry projects, but the focus is on the different types of knots. This is a quality update for a collection area that often needs refreshing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312675318
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 3/29/2011
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 458,996
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

LAURA WILLIAMS first discovered the joys of tying knots as a girl scout, and quickly progressed to creating friendship bracelets to wear and share. The discovery of Chinese and other decorative knots inspired the opening of her online shop—northerndawn on Etsy.com. Her beautiful pieces of beaded and knotted jewelry are all handmade using the expert skills shared in this book.

ELISE MANN, also known as The Crafty Owl, is a craft teacher, writer, and designer/maker specializing in beads, beadwork, and other jewelry crafts. She also spends two days a week as a professional pearl stringer, makes fused-glass beads, and is the journal editor for The Bead Society of Great Britain.

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