Beading with Cabochons: Simple Techniques for Beautiful Jewelry

Beading with Cabochons: Simple Techniques for Beautiful Jewelry

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by Jamie Cloud Eakin
     
 

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With this gloriously photographed and illustrated manual at hand, beaders can create awe-inspiring jewelry. It's the only current, comprehensive guide to working with cabochons--a flat piece of rock or mineral--and it covers all the basics, along with a range of new creative techniques and hot trends. Find out which tools and materials to use, which beads work best,

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With this gloriously photographed and illustrated manual at hand, beaders can create awe-inspiring jewelry. It's the only current, comprehensive guide to working with cabochons--a flat piece of rock or mineral--and it covers all the basics, along with a range of new creative techniques and hot trends. Find out which tools and materials to use, which beads work best, and how to wrap them round the stones. Craft turned, pointed, twisted, brick stitch, ruffled, or scalloped edges, or add decorative fringe. For something dramatic, combine more than one cabochon in a single piece. Or, instead of natural stone, use dichroic glass or other found objects. Make a glittering brooch, funky bracelets, a wearable art necklace, and other showstoppers.

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Praise for Jamie Cloud Eakin's Beading with Cabochons:
 
"The designs are all beautiful and have a dramatic neo-Victorian look. Highly recommended." - Library Journal
 
"Beading With Cabochons by Jamie Cloud Eakin is the first book (on bead embroidery) I read, and it's my favorite guide to beading around flat-backed stones for several reasons. One, she takes you through every step of the beading process, from gluing down the stone to attaching the backing, in detail. Even nervous newcomers will feel confident. Two, she covers a number of edging and attachment techniques to take a reader from beginner to intermediate. And three, she goes beyond the projects in her book and discusses designing your own -- essential for the bead embroidery artist! Note: Her technique for creating beaded bezels is different from the other technique I've seen, which is to create bezels out of circular peyote stitch. You may find it worthwhile to learn both ways!" - Saturday Sequins blog, March 2012

Library Journal
The flat-backed, domed cabochon is a mainstay product of lapidary work, the cutting and polishing of semiprecious stones. Beaded cabochons are mounted in a circle of stitched beads instead of the usual metal bezel mounting. Although basic cabochon beading is covered in other books, this book is the first to contain step-by-step jewelry projects based exclusively on the many variations of cabochon work. Beading teacher Eakin includes many of her own original techniques. The designs are all beautiful and have a dramatic neo-Victorian look. Highly recommended for public library craft collections. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579907181
Publisher:
Lark Crafts
Publication date:
11/01/2005
Series:
A Lark Jewelry Book Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
366,753
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.65(d)

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Beading With Cabochons 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is the most detailed and easy to understand book out there regarding cabochons. Jamie is explicit when it comes to explaining techniques and there is definately plenty of beaded eye candy to spark your creativity. Easy to read - well formatted and beautiful pictures make this a must have for any seed beader interested in adding large stones to their jewelry making collection.
minidolly More than 1 year ago
I love this book! I had made several beaded cabochons before this book, I wish I'd had this book first. Using this book since, has given me creater creative ideas and techniques. I would recommended this book. It is staying in my beading library.
beadslave More than 1 year ago
I have been doing bead work for a long time now & this is almost the best book I have ever come across. What can I say. The book speaks for itself
catladyDS More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good beading book to have
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