Rachel Nelson-Smith's Bead Riffs: Jewelry Projects in Peyote & Right Angle Weave

Rachel Nelson-Smith's Bead Riffs: Jewelry Projects in Peyote & Right Angle Weave

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by Rachel Nelson-Smith
     
 

The newest installment in the top-selling Beadweaving Master Class series features popular jewelry and beading superstar Rachel Nelson-Smith.
 
Rachel approaches beading like a jazz musician approaches a song: she improvises freely and creatively, playing unexpected variations on basic themes. Here, Rachel reveals her techniques forSee more details below

Overview

The newest installment in the top-selling Beadweaving Master Class series features popular jewelry and beading superstar Rachel Nelson-Smith.
 
Rachel approaches beading like a jazz musician approaches a song: she improvises freely and creatively, playing unexpected variations on basic themes. Here, Rachel reveals her techniques for combining right-angle weave, tubular peyote stitch, and exquisite embellishments.
 
Rachel's beautiful jazz-inspired pieces for beaders range from the Rondo necklace with repeated patterns to the Five Piece Band stackable ring. There are 23 inventive and fun jewelry projects in the book. “Riff It” sidebars offer suggestions for personalizing each design.
 
Rachel Nelson-Smith 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, Marcia DeCoster, Laura McCabe, Sherry Serafini, and Maggie Meister.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“With 23 innovative designs, Bead Riffs: Jewelry Projects in Peyote & Right Angle Weave pays homage to author Rachel Nelson-Smith's dual love of jazz music and beading. Follow Rachel's precise instructions or make like a jazz artist and use her 'Riff It' sidebars as inspiration for your own improvisation.” Beadwork magazine, February/March 2012 issue
 
“This is an incredible book! These constructions are solid and sensational, a true reflection of their creator. We can all learn a great deal from this young genius. Look through the book, indulge your wonder, and then have a blast with the projects.” — Alice Korach
 

“Rachel Nelson-Smith has one of the most unique creative voices in beading. Rachel possesses exciting skills in design, a sophisticated color palette, and an eye for detailed illustration—all of which make this book a visual treat as well as an invaluable learning resource!” — Marcia DeCoster
 
“This well-written, beautifully photographed, and easy-to-understand primer not only serves as a text for inventive projects but gives insight into Rachel’s process and her creative gift. A worthy read for all beaders.” — Joyce Scott
 
“What a refreshing take on beadwork! You will love Rachel Nelson-Smith’s unique point of view. It’s pleasing to the eye and will make you long to hear her sing while you bead the projects in this innovative book.” — Jeannette Cook
 
“Amazing jewelry ... a lot to offer the bead weaver.” (5-star review) — About.com Jewelry Making

Library Journal
Professional beader and jazz enthusiast Nelson-Smith combines her two great loves in a collection of jewelry projects influenced by jazz. Each project is named after an iconic artist or song, and Nelson-Smith provides suggestions for how jewelry makers can riff each work by creating variations on the original design. There are a number of bold statement pieces in this collection, including some striking necklaces appropriate for a big night out or a formal occasion, but there is also a variety of attractive bracelets and earrings suitable for everyday wear. Crafters with experience in off-loom bead-weaving techniques and a taste for statement jewelry will enjoy Nelson-Smith's vision.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600597831
Publisher:
Lark Crafts
Publication date:
09/06/2011
Series:
Beadweaving Master Class Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
726,392
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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