The Technique of North American Indian Beadwork

Overview

The creation of wearable art has become the latest fashion craze, but the creating and wearing of beautiful craftwork has enjoyed an enduring popularity for much longer. The craft of beading was practiced in North America even before the white man gave the Indians beads. These days beading is practiced by a wide variety of people who enjoy both the creative process and being able to wear the results of their efforts.

This exciting book, by author Laura Reid, follows on the heels...

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Overview

The creation of wearable art has become the latest fashion craze, but the creating and wearing of beautiful craftwork has enjoyed an enduring popularity for much longer. The craft of beading was practiced in North America even before the white man gave the Indians beads. These days beading is practiced by a wide variety of people who enjoy both the creative process and being able to wear the results of their efforts.

This exciting book, by author Laura Reid, follows on the heels of her successful first book "New Adventures in Beading Earrings". Her new book presents step-by-step instructions on making a whole new series of beautiful and distinctive earrings and necklaces. Fantastic new ideas for earrings feature Raffia, Pine Needles, Bugle, and Seed Beads, which make up into exquisite creations. These styles are the Pine Needle Heart Earrings (with optional dangles); Pine Needle Circle Earrings; and Pine Needle Tear Drop Earrings. These new designs are truly unique.

New designs for beaded projects include the following Foundation Designs: Double Point Earrings and Necklace; 3 Squared Loop Earrings and Necklace; Porcupine Quill Fan Earrings and Necklace; and Double Triangle Earrings and Necklace. Cylinder Designs include: Small Bugle Bead Earrings; Bugle and Seed Bead Earrings; and Cylinder Combination Earrings. Peyote Designs are given for: Peyote Circle Earrings; Small Circle with Large Bugle Earrings; Small Circle with Porcupine Quill Earrings; and Peyote Heart Earrings. Deco Designs are: Fan and Rectangle Earrings, and Triangle Reverse Earrings.

Each step is fully explained with clear, easy to follow instructions. The entire book is profusely illustrated andthe text has been "reader tested" and enthusiastically endorsed. Anyone interested in learning to make beaded earrings will find this book a good place to start, and those who are already experienced will appreciate the new designs and materials presented. Project materials are based on bugle and seed beads. And, using the styles and designs explained and illustrated, the reader is encouraged to go beyond the basics of this book and create their own designs. Anyone who enjoys creating and wearing beautiful craftwork will find this book to be a must!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780943604022
  • Publisher: Eagle's View Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/28/1983
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 102
  • Sales rank: 989,193
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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