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perfect peyote in a stitch

Explore the ins and outs of one of the most intriguing beadweaving techniques-peyote stitch. Mastering Peyote Stitch is an easy-to-understand guide that gives you all the techniques, inspiration, and confidence you need to learn the basics and then build upon your skills by making fifteen beautiful projects.

Beadwork Editor Melinda Barta walks you through a complete tutorial of the basics of peyote stitch, including ...

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Overview

perfect peyote in a stitch

Explore the ins and outs of one of the most intriguing beadweaving techniques-peyote stitch. Mastering Peyote Stitch is an easy-to-understand guide that gives you all the techniques, inspiration, and confidence you need to learn the basics and then build upon your skills by making fifteen beautiful projects.

Beadwork Editor Melinda Barta walks you through a complete tutorial of the basics of peyote stitch, including flat peyote bands and circular and tubular variations. Learn how to combine peyote stitch with other popular beadweaving techniques (right-angle weave, herringbone, and bead embroidery) and create unique edgings and embellishments for finished pieces.

Melinda brings together an all-star team of beaders, including Beadwork's Designers of the Year Jean Campbell, Lisa Kan, Carole Ohl, Melanie Potter, Jean Power, Cynthia Rutledge, and Sherry Serafini, to offer fifteen beautiful jewelry projects in a range of styles, plus ideas for a dozen more variations. With these muses on hand, you have all the tools you need to create intricate dimensional jewelry pieces.

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Barta (editor, Beadwork magazine) explores the three variations of peyote stitch (flat, tubular, and circular) in this collection of patterns that showcase the versatility of this simple stitch. After a thorough introduction to the basics of beadwork, Barta provides an equally thorough introduction to each peyote stitch variation, along with projects that highlight the characteristics of the stitch. The projects include a variety of necklaces and bracelets ranging from simple, straightforward designs to statement pieces; many incorporate a variety of beads and semiprecious stones. VERDICT Beginners will appreciate the easy-to-follow stitch diagrams, while more experienced beadweavers will find the advanced techniques and finishing information useful.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596686335
  • Publisher: Interweave Press
  • Publication date: 12/11/2012
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 309,575
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Melinda Barta is editor of Beadwork magazine. In her Beadwork column, Custom Cool, she teaches beaders of all skill levels how to create custom components using beadweaving stitches. Melinda is the author of the best-selling books Custom Cool Jewelry (Interweave, 2008) and Hip to Stitch (Interweave, 2005) and coauthor of Mixed Metals (Interweave, 2009).

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Table of Contents


TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction
Peyote Basics:
Tools and Materials
Getting Started (conditioning thread, cutting thread, how to hold the work, etc.)
Basic Peyote Techniques (such as increasing/decreasing) that apply to all the peyote stitch variations
Flat Peyote Stitch (odd- and even-count variations; 2 drop)
Introduction to flat peyote technique
1 project by Melinda Barta and 1 project by Carole Ohl
Circular Peyote Stitch
Introduction to circular peyote technique
2 projects by Melinda Barta and 1 project by Melanie Potter
Tubular Peyote Stitch (odd- and even-count variations)
Introduction to tubular peyote technique
2 projects by Melinda Barta and 1 by Sherry Serafini
Peyote Extras
Introduction to other types of peyote (freeform and structural)
Combinations (combining peyote with herringbone stitch, right-angle weave, and netting)
2 projects by Melinda Barta, 1 project by Jean Campbell, 1 project by Jean Power, 1 project by Cynthia Rutledge
Finishing Touches (embellishments)
1 project by Melinda Barta and 1 project by Lisa Kan
Meet the Contributors
Project Resource Guide
Index
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  • Posted February 16, 2013

    Great book!

    This is a great book, whether you're a beginner or an advanced beader! It covers a lot of different elements of beading, tho' focuses mostly on peyote. She is the magazine editor for Beadwork Magazine, and is a wonderful bead artist. I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to expand their beading knowledge!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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