The Beaded Garden: Creating Flowers with Beads and Thread

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Using needle and thread, crafters of all skill levels can create a veritable greenhouse of beaded flowers from the patterns in this book. Beaders and gardeners alike will delight in these projects that use brick, peyote, net, and herringbone stitches, as well as right-angle weave and combination stitches, to create a brilliant bouquet of beaded flowers. Instructions for leaves and stems are included to transform each bloom into a spectacular piece, perfect for dressing up home decors and special occasions. In ...

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Overview

Using needle and thread, crafters of all skill levels can create a veritable greenhouse of beaded flowers from the patterns in this book. Beaders and gardeners alike will delight in these projects that use brick, peyote, net, and herringbone stitches, as well as right-angle weave and combination stitches, to create a brilliant bouquet of beaded flowers. Instructions for leaves and stems are included to transform each bloom into a spectacular piece, perfect for dressing up home decors and special occasions. In addition to more than 25 blossom patterns, including water lilies, poppies, orchids, and roses, whimsical insect patterns populate this everlasting garden. A section on beading basics brings beginners up to speed, and a gallery of professionals' creations inspires future projects. The clear instructions and diagrams make these most delicate creations accessible and fun for beaders looking to add new techniques and sparkle to their repertoire.

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"This book is beguiling." - Bead Society of Great Britain Newsletter
Bead Society of Great Britain Newsletter
This book is beguiling.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931499552
  • Publisher: Interweave Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2005
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 281,534
  • Product dimensions: 8.66 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

Diane Fitzgerald is an internationally recognized bead artist, teacher, and the author of several books including Beading with Brick Stitch and Netted Beadwork. She is continually creating new designs for beadwork jewelry at her shop, Beautiful Beads. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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