I Can Herringbone: From Basic Stitch to Advanced Techniques, a Comprehensive Workbook for Beaders

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Oh yes you can!  Whether you're an experienced beader or just starting out, the I CAN series has been designed especially for you. I CAN Herringbone teaches herringbone stitch in all its forms, guiding readers with the aid of hundreds of step-by-step illustrations. These 25 accessible, wearable, and beautiful projects--including earrings, necklaces, chokers, pendants, and bracelets--feature techniques ranging from the simplest version of the flat stitch to embellishment, ...
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Overview

Oh yes you can!  Whether you're an experienced beader or just starting out, the I CAN series has been designed especially for you. I CAN Herringbone teaches herringbone stitch in all its forms, guiding readers with the aid of hundreds of step-by-step illustrations. These 25 accessible, wearable, and beautiful projects--including earrings, necklaces, chokers, pendants, and bracelets--feature techniques ranging from the simplest version of the flat stitch to embellishment, tubular herringbone, and completely three-dimensional forms. 
 
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Editorial Reviews

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“Colorful, easy-to-read illustrations and clear step-by-step instructions for each project, ranging from beginner to advanced. Each chapter introduces a new technique with basic information followed by a variety of beautiful projects to practice what you've learned. Whether you're just learning the stitch or want to expand your knowledge of a certain technique, [this is a] must-have volume for every beader's library.” —Bead & Button
 
“This comprehensive workbook provides a concise introduction to the tools and materials that are required to master herringbone and introduces each variation of the traditional stitch through 26 projects and 360 illustrations.” —Beadwork

“This book is perfect for those who are just starting, as well as those more established in their craft. Each project is given a difficulty level to encourage beaders to progress and grow more confidence in their beading … While the focus is on helping beginners master the technique, there is plenty for the experienced, from more difficult projects to different embellishments. Easy-to-follow guides and charts help the reader figure out exactly what they need and how to finish.” —Bead Design Studio magazine

 

Library Journal
The second in Lark's "I Can" series (I Can Right-Angle Weave) focuses on herringbone stitch, a versatile stitch commonly seen in African beadwork. After a brief introduction to the building blocks of herringbone, Grakowsky explores the styles and variations of the stitch, including flat and tubular work and creating herringbone bezels for larger stones or beads. The organization is tailored toward all levels of beadworkers—each chapter progresses from basic to advanced projects—and a nice variety of styles is represented, from simple and straightforward to opulent and decorative. The project directions are well organized, and the illustrations clearly show the thread path for each step—a huge help for new beaders or for complex projects. VERDICT This promising new series provides novice jewelry makers with a basics-and-beyond approach, and helps fill in gaps in experienced jewelry makers' knowledge.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781454703624
  • Publisher: Lark Crafts
  • Publication date: 11/6/2012
  • Series: I Can Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Melissa Grakowsky has won numerous awards for her beaded jewelry and elaborate beaded masks and has been featured in numerous leading bead magazines. Melissa teaches workshops nationally and internationally, including at the Bead&Button Show and Bead Fest, and she sells kits featuring her beadwork designs. She lives in Mansfield Center, CT.
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