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Seed Bead Fusion: 18 Projects to Stitch, Wire & String
     

Seed Bead Fusion: 18 Projects to Stitch, Wire & String

by Rachel Nelson-Smith
 

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Featuring 18 exciting projects presented with detailed step-by-step photography, color variations, and practical illustrations, this fresh approach to seed bead jewelry teaches crafters how to combine materials, techniques, colors, inspiration, and design ideas for jewelry with a contemporary edge. Inspired by a wide range of sources—from Indian Punjabi folk

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Featuring 18 exciting projects presented with detailed step-by-step photography, color variations, and practical illustrations, this fresh approach to seed bead jewelry teaches crafters how to combine materials, techniques, colors, inspiration, and design ideas for jewelry with a contemporary edge. Inspired by a wide range of sources—from Indian Punjabi folk costumes to Native American beading—the designs in this inventive resource fuse materials such as silver, copper wire, seed beads, Czech glass, and crystals into these traditional arts in order to achieve a unique outcome. All of the basic beadweaving stitches, wirework, and stringing techniques are explained and illustrated.

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"Easy to understand written instructions and excellent close-up photography clearly showing the thread paths. Kudos...innovative and highly effective use of thumbnail layouts that offers readers a condensed view of the construction process." - Monsters and Critics.com

"18 projects that push the borders of seed beading in new directions. Think layers, think 3-D, and think adding materials into your seed beads to stitch, wire, or weave contemporary edgy creations." - Bead-Patterns the Magazine

Monsters and Critics.com
Easy to understand written instructions and excellent closeup photography clearly showing the thread paths. Kudos . . . innovative and highly effective use of thumbnail layouts that offers readers a condensed view of the construction process.

BeadPatterns the Magazine
18 projects that push the borders of seed beading in new directions. Think layers, think 3D, and think adding materials into your seed beads to stitch, wire, or weave contemporary edgy creations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596681569
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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Rachel Nelson-Smith is a teacher and a jewelry designer whose work has been displayed at the Milpitas Museum, Santa Cruz Metro Center, and other locations in the California Bay Area. A number of her original projects have appeared in Bead & Button and Bead Style. She lives in Santa Cruz, California.

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