Bead & Fiber Jewelry: Elegant Knotted Designs
  • Bead & Fiber Jewelry: Elegant Knotted Designs
  • Bead & Fiber Jewelry: Elegant Knotted Designs

Bead & Fiber Jewelry: Elegant Knotted Designs

by Jane Olson-Phillips
     
 

Knot one, bead two, and what have you got? Bold jewelry made from an eclectic collection of beads—one-of-a-kind lampwork beads, silver ethnic beads, exotic stones—and a selection of luscious fibers. These 30 beautiful projects show what’s possible when a time-tested technique gets a fashionable update with contemporary materials and a modern… See more details below

Overview

Knot one, bead two, and what have you got? Bold jewelry made from an eclectic collection of beads—one-of-a-kind lampwork beads, silver ethnic beads, exotic stones—and a selection of luscious fibers. These 30 beautiful projects show what’s possible when a time-tested technique gets a fashionable update with contemporary materials and a modern aesthetic.
The knots are simple and familiar to most crafters: basic overhand, square, and hitches. And once that’s mastered the rest is easy. Create a spiraled necklace out of linen cord and a single stunning enamel and gold-leaf focus bead. Work silky ribbon yarn in an open net to make an elegant lariat beaded scarf. How-to illustrations, beauty shots, and numerous construction tips help illuminate the process.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Micro-macramé jewelry techniques are very popular right now. This book is another sign of how far it's come as an art form. For basic instruction, there is a great section at the end of the book to show you how to do the basic knots, and at the beginning of the book is a list of tools and supplies you'll need, as well as a nice list of cord types and the pros and cons of each one. The projects are arranged in order of difficulty, so you can build up to the next project, with the easy ones being simple knotting techniques and comparatively fast to complete, and the advanced ones (being) amazing wearable sculptural pieces that combine color and texture in ways that make me wish the pictures were 3-D so I could feel them under my fingertips. One of the final projects in the book is a fiber ruffle necklace that looks so much like a colorful dutch spiral it just stunned me to think it had been created with knots. I really like this one, and after seeing some of the work in it, and some of the things people on the Net have been doing with micro-macramé, I'm really excited about trying more advanced projects than I have in the past." - BellaOnline

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600592317
Publisher:
Lark Books NC
Publication date:
11/04/2008
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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