Marcia DeCoster's Beaded Opulence: Elegant Jewelry Projects with Right Angle Weave
  • Marcia DeCoster's Beaded Opulence: Elegant Jewelry Projects with Right Angle Weave
  • Marcia DeCoster's Beaded Opulence: Elegant Jewelry Projects with Right Angle Weave

Marcia DeCoster's Beaded Opulence: Elegant Jewelry Projects with Right Angle Weave

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by Marcia DeCoster
     
 

This classic book in Lark Jewelry & Beading's Beadweaving Master Class series features two dozen spectacular jewelry designs from renowned master beading teacher Marcia DeCoster. DeCoster specializes in the popular right angle weave stitch, and she presents beaders with a comprehensive primer on her beautiful techniques. Readers will learn how to use…  See more details below

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This classic book in Lark Jewelry & Beading's Beadweaving Master Class series features two dozen spectacular jewelry designs from renowned master beading teacher Marcia DeCoster. DeCoster specializes in the popular right angle weave stitch, and she presents beaders with a comprehensive primer on her beautiful techniques. Readers will learn how to use the stitch to create fabulous effects—including a supple beaded fabric, beaded ropes, shaped curves, and embellished layers—in gorgeous modern jewelry designs. These pieces are fun to make and wonderful to wear, and yet nothing less than true artwork!

Marcia DeCoster is a featured artist in the book Masters: Beadweaving. Other books in Lark Jewelry & Beading's Beadweaving Master Class series have been authored by Diane Fitzgerald, Laura McCabe, Sherry Serafini, Maggie Meister, Rachel Nelson-Smith, Sonoko Nozue, and Sabine Lippert.

 

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Editorial Reviews

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“Right-angle weave is one of the more versatile beadweaving stitches, and in Marcia DeCoster's Beaded Opulence, Marcia has created a volume that showcases just how intricate — and easy — beading with right-angle weave can be. Once you have mastered the thread path for right-angle weave, you can complete any (or all) of the twenty-four projects in (the book).
 
While some of the designs in the book take literally minutes to make, there are others that will surely take days or weeks to complete. The projects use both flat and tubular right-angle weave with so many beautiful variations in between that you will find yourself well on your way to being fluent in this beadweaving stitch after making just a few of them. But be warned: if you start making these projects with their generous use of metallic seed beads and sparkling crystal bicones and pearls, you are probably not going to be able to stop after making just one or two.
 
Get your copy of Marcia DeCoster's Beaded Opulence: Elegant Jewelry Projects with Right Angle Weave and see for yourself just how beautiful right-angle weave can be.” — Beading Daily, November 2011
 
“You'll find 128 pages of invaluable instruction in right-angle weave, mouthwatering photographs of Marcia's deliciously detailed and textured beadwork, and endless inspiration for any beader, from aspiring to advanced. This is an absolutely beautiful book!” — Bead Unique
 

“Marcia DeCoster is one of the smartest, most elegant designers in the bead world today. Not only does she create sumptuous jewelry designs, her projects are deceivingly straightforward and fun to make.” — Jean Campbell

“A great book with wonderful projects—these are the pieces that people will want to make to enrich both their right angle weave techniques and their jewelry boxes.” — Carol Wilcox Wells

“Marcia DeCoster launches contemporary seed beadweaving into sophisticated high fashion. . . . Follow her well-written instructions for these gorgeous projects, and your work will become the haute couture of beaded jewelry.” — Margie Deeb

Marcia DeCoster’s Beaded Opulence delivers all that the title promises and more—beautiful, interesting jewelry projects, clear instructions, and true inspiration for beaders.” — Diane Fitzgerald

 

“Twenty-four beautiful bead projects from Marcia DeCoster, one of the very best beading artists and teachers out there, make this book a standout essential. It’s the second title in the Beadweaving Master Class series — the first was the wonderful Diane Fitzgerald’s Shaped Beadwork: Dimensional Jewelry with Peyote Stitch — and Marcia maintains the series’ true excellence for serious beaders. The instructions and illustrations are clear, and the stunning photography reveals the lovely elegance of these spectacular jewelry pieces. This book and its designs will astonish and please you.” Best Selling Books

Library Journal
These two books feature jewelry projects using traditional beading stitches. Right-angle weave designs are based on a series of squares, while peyote stitch can be used to form several geometric shapes. Both DeCoster and Fitzgerald (Zulu Inspired Beadwork) use these in projects for fine costume jewelry. DeCoster's include ropes and mesh pieces. Fitzgerald's have small elements linked together. Uniformly good design characterizes both books.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600592928
Publisher:
Lark Crafts
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Beadweaving Master Class Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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Meet the Author

MARCIA DECOSTER teaches national and international workshops specializing in designs using right angle weave. She is a featured artist in Masters: Beadweaving (Lark Jewelry & Beading), and her work has been published in Carol Wilcox Wells’s The Art and Elegance of Beadweaving (Lark Jewelry & Beading) and Margie Deebs’s The Beader’s Color Palette (Watson-Guptill). She has taught for many years at the annual Bead&Button Show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Marcia DeCoster's Beaded Opulence: Elegant Jewelry Projects with Right Angle Weave 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed everything about this book. It is full of information about beading. Her writing style makes the text interesting. The directions are written in a clear and concise manner and is coupled with very easy to follow graphics for every project and technique. The photographs are outstanding closeup additions to every page. They provide inspiration for making your own designs. The format of the book makes finding what you are looking for quick and easy. The gallery in the back of the book showcases some of Marcia DeCoster's work as well as the work of other artists. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in learning about right angle beading. I love this book.
kathywithak More than 1 year ago
Marcia DeCoster's Beaded Opulence is a comprehensive illustration of the diversity of Right Angle Weave. The projects are beautiful and well illustrated, starting with easier, basic items and graduating to more involved pieces. A must have for any beaders library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book makes you want to sit down and bead. The projects are beautiful and unusual. Many of the designs have the look of fine jewelry, and many of the elements will transfer into your own designs. Right angle weave is versatile and not difficult to do, making these pieces something most beaders can do without getting upset with their skill level.
valjacks More than 1 year ago
There are so many unusual pieces shown within this book and I'm really looking forward to completing a few "rope" necklaces myself. I'm a beginner and although the pieces are a little more complicated, the instructions included will allow me to complete my pieces with confidence.
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RVingbeader More than 1 year ago
That one word describes this book - it is just excellent!