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Fiber & Bead Jewelry: Beautiful Designs to Make & Wear
     

Fiber & Bead Jewelry: Beautiful Designs to Make & Wear

by Helen Banes, Sally Banes
 

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Shapes that tease the eye, textures that tempt one to touch, vibrant colors from the entire spectrum: jewelry made from fiber and beads has great beauty, dynamism, and intricacy, often echoing traditional designs from Africa to the Americas. Give your creative vision a workout with these innovative techniques for needle woven necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and

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Shapes that tease the eye, textures that tempt one to touch, vibrant colors from the entire spectrum: jewelry made from fiber and beads has great beauty, dynamism, and intricacy, often echoing traditional designs from Africa to the Americas. Give your creative vision a workout with these innovative techniques for needle woven necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and more. Choose from a feast of styles—a Mandarin pouch, a Peruvian-based Orejon Man necklace, a Navajo spirit pattern, and other amazing original pieces. 8 1/2 X 10.

Author Biography: The author lives in Silver Springs, MD.

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Library Journal
For these very original jewelry designs, Banes draws on her lifelong interest in found objects and ethnic ornaments. Her book has photos of many of her bead and fiber necklaces, with diagrammed patterns for the woven fiber parts. This off-loom needle weaving is worked over pins on a foam board in a technique similar to pillow lacemaking. The result is a woven pendant incorporating beads and having a large ethnic ornament as a focal point. This unique approach to jewelry design belongs in art as well as advanced crafts collections. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Weave colored fiber and beads into necklaces using the weaving techniques and design ideas demonstrated in the Banes' book. Fiber & Bead Jewelry features beads from many cultures and different types of patterns, featuring innovative techniques easily learned. The basic supplies needed are few and the prior beading experience minimal; making Fiber & Bead Jewelry the perfect design guide for beginners.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402700736
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
10/01/2002
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.44(w) x 10.14(h) x 0.41(d)

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The author lives in Silver Springs, MD.

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