Virginia Jensen is a designer and teacher of bead weaving from Grand Junction, Colo. After a full career in advertising and publishing that included awards for her graphic design, she now focuses on creating wearable jewelry with a trained eye for proportion, color palette, and pattern. Virginia’s beaded designs have appeared in many leading beading publications, including Bead&Button magazine. Virginia is co-founder of her area’s Art Jewelers Guild and shares her talents for beadwork through her Web site, virjenmettle.com.
Cube Bead Stitching: Contemporary Jewelry Designs You Can Makeby Virginia Jensen
Making jewelry with cube beads requires no special training or classes. This book explains it all. With clear instructions and hundreds of color photographs, expert Virginia Jensen shows how to make stunning jewelry using many of the most popular off-loom stitches. Chapters are divided by project type, including bracelets, earrings, necklaces, rings, and… See more details below
Making jewelry with cube beads requires no special training or classes. This book explains it all. With clear instructions and hundreds of color photographs, expert Virginia Jensen shows how to make stunning jewelry using many of the most popular off-loom stitches. Chapters are divided by project type, including bracelets, earrings, necklaces, rings, and decorative items. Beginners learn the fundamentals of many popular stitches as they create the projects, while more experienced crafters enjoy the challenge of weaving an uncommon shape into a knockout piece.
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A wonderful new book that focuses on cube bead stitching! It is well-organized and illustrated, making following the instructions easy to do. I like that color variations are shown, as well as size variations on some designs. The projects are realistic to make, without investing a huge amount of time or money on supplies. Projects of different skill levels are included, making this a good resource for the beginner as well as the more advanced beader. This will be a permanent part of my beading library!
Pretty projects with cubes, that are basically plays on seed bead patterns, slightly revamped to accommodate cubes. The "introduction" put me off. There is a long diatribe about intellectual property, etc. etc. It was so endless, I am surprised it didn't come with a binding legal contract. That doesn't bring in cash, though. Since I make jewelry for sale, I didn't want this book influencing my design esthetic. Fine for the hobbyist. I sent my copy (which I purchased sight unseen) to Goodwill. Artisticbeader
There are so many beautiful pieces presented in this book and the instructions are easy to follow, even for a beginner like myself. I'm looking forward to completing some pieces that are really "classy" to add to my personal collection.