Beaded Collars: 10 Decorative Neckpieces Built with Ladder Stitch
  • Beaded Collars: 10 Decorative Neckpieces Built with Ladder Stitch
  • Beaded Collars: 10 Decorative Neckpieces Built with Ladder Stitch

Beaded Collars: 10 Decorative Neckpieces Built with Ladder Stitch

by Julia Pretl
     
 

There is no other book on the market that presents broadcollar projects for beaders-a traditional form.

Julia S. Pretl, author of Little Bead Boxes and Bead Knitted Bags, has created a collection of beaded neckpieces, inspired by broadcollars, the dramatic jewelry worn by the ancient Egyptians and a well-known form among beadworkers. She has

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Overview

There is no other book on the market that presents broadcollar projects for beaders-a traditional form.

Julia S. Pretl, author of Little Bead Boxes and Bead Knitted Bags, has created a collection of beaded neckpieces, inspired by broadcollars, the dramatic jewelry worn by the ancient Egyptians and a well-known form among beadworkers. She has adapted the traditional form-a broad, beaded necklace-to create ten original designs for the modern beadworker, with skill levels ranging from beginner to more advanced.

With step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow patterns, Julia leads the reader through the techniques for creating the stitched "ladderö -the basic unit that is combined and joined in various ways to create each of the unique designs. She also teaches readers how to build a custom-sized template, choose a color palette, and create decorative fringe, layers, pendants, and netting to add the finishing touch. The introductory chapters present the basic beading and assembly techniques, illustrated with clear, digitally rendered, and color-coded drawings. Four-color photographs of each of the 10 designs and 10 detail photos illustrate each project.

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Pretl, Julia S. Beaded Collars: 10 Decorative Neckpieces Built with Ladder Stitch. Creative Pub: Quayside. 2008. c.112p. illus. index. ISBN 978-1-58923-381-2. pap. $21.95. CRAFTS
Ancient Egyptian broadcollars worn by King Tut and others of high rank inspired Pretl's (Bead Knitted Bags) original beaded collars. Even experienced beaders will find these complex projects a challenge, but the results are stunning. Mounted on a template for working, each collar is built out from the center in a series of steps. Public libraries looking for something different in their beading collections will appreciate this book. — Library Journal, Oct 15, 2008
Library Journal

Ancient Egyptian broadcollars worn by King Tut and others of high rank inspired Pretl's (Bead Knitted Bags) original beaded collars. Even experienced beaders will find these complex projects a challenge, but the results are stunning. Mounted on a template for working, each collar is built out from the center in a series of steps. Public libraries looking for something different in their beading collections will appreciate this book.


—Constance Ashmore Fairchild

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589233812
Publisher:
Creative Publishing int'l
Publication date:
03/28/2008
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)

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Meet the Author

Julia S. Pretl (Baltimore, MD) is the author of Little Bead Boxes and Bead Knitted Bags. She has been featured inside and on the cover of Beadwork magazine. Her work has also appeared in the Baltimore Sun and in several galleries and exhibits. She was an invited artist for Beading for the Soul (Interweave, 2005). She teaches classes and workshops and is well known in the online and off-line beadwork community.

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