How To Bead Earrings: An Artistic Approach

How To Bead Earrings: An Artistic Approach

by Lori S. Berry
     
 

Yearn for new beading techniques? Bent upon learning the basics? Crave complete easy-to follow instructions? Lust for lots of illustrations? This diverse book has them all. First-time author Lori Berry has used her creative talents to produce the most comprehensive beaded earring book Eagle's View has ever had the pleasure to publish. Designed to interest and… See more details below

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Yearn for new beading techniques? Bent upon learning the basics? Crave complete easy-to follow instructions? Lust for lots of illustrations? This diverse book has them all. First-time author Lori Berry has used her creative talents to produce the most comprehensive beaded earring book Eagle's View has ever had the pleasure to publish. Designed to interest and challenge beadworkers at every skill level, from beginning to advanced, "How To Bead Earrings" presents a broad range of methods for making beaded earrings, from conventional beading techniques through a series of fresh new earring styles. More than 60 new and original patterns are provided to compliment this wide variety of earring techniques, along with suggestions for the craftsperson wishing to create their own designs.

Above all, however, this is a "How-To" book in the best Eagle's View tradition, with clear, useful instructions and plenty of illustrations for each and every earring style described. "How To Bead Earrings" begins with a detailed Getting Started section, which provides information on Choosing Materials, Using the Book, and Basic Techniques.

Flat Woven Earrings include the ever popular Comanche or Brick Stitch style and the Non-Loom Stitch style, which looks like beaded loomwork, but is done using a single needle. Techniques for using either seed or bugle beads in the body of the earring are described for both these earring styles, along with bead-by-bead pattern diagrams.

The creation of Beaded Cabochon Earrings, using appliqué techniques, is described next, along with several edging styles. The section on making Beaded Crystal Earrings includes chapters on beading Cylindrical, Spherical, andFluorite Crystals. Techniques include the Two-Drop Peyote Stitch, Netted Coverings, Modified Comanche Stitch, Three-Drop Peyote Stitch, and the Modified Daisy Chain Stitch.

New Beaded Earring Styles and the techniques used to create them include Beaded Stars (both six- and five-sided), Beaded Hearts, Beaded Feathers, Beaded Flowers (Budding, Blooming, Daisy, and Rosette Flowers), Beaded Rosettes (which look similar to the rosettes produced by stitching beads to material, but require no backing), and Beaded Snowflakes. This is a truly exciting book that every creative person will want to use and own. The best and most comprehensive book of its kind.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
YA-An attractive, well-illustrated guide that concentrates on Native American earring designs with a comprehensive chapter on the materials, tools, and techniques used. The information is basic and doesn't assume that readers have any prior knowledge or experience with this craft. There are over 35 photographs of different patterns, most of them in full color. Each picture is accompanied by complete directions and diagrams. A boon to creative teens who want to wear their art.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780943604343
Publisher:
Eagle's View Publishing
Publication date:
11/28/1993
Pages:
100
Product dimensions:
8.44(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.25(d)

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