The Art & Elegance of Beadweaving: New Jewelry Designs with Classic Stitches

The Art & Elegance of Beadweaving: New Jewelry Designs with Classic Stitches

by Carol Wilcox Wells
     
 

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On chokers and chains, ribbons and ropes, jazzing up a basket, adding texture everywhere: you can simply never have too many beads! The selection is always expanding, with the growing popularity of beaded clothing, lampshades, belts, pillows, and more. And, off-loom beadweaving produces the most beautiful and complex results—while still using easy-to-follow

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On chokers and chains, ribbons and ropes, jazzing up a basket, adding texture everywhere: you can simply never have too many beads! The selection is always expanding, with the growing popularity of beaded clothing, lampshades, belts, pillows, and more. And, off-loom beadweaving produces the most beautiful and complex results—while still using easy-to-follow techniques. A leader in the field shares her infectious enthusiasm for the art, starting with the basics and moving on to more challenging projects. Decorate purchased beads to personalize them, if you'd like, and then begin working with chevron chain; crochet; herringbone and peyote stitches; and spiral rope. Weave a three-bead spiral bracelet, twisted ribbon Ndebele necklace, gemstone rope, napkin rings, and more. Plus: the secret to developing your own creative variations on each theme!

On chokers and chains, ribbons and ropes, jazzing up a basket, adding texture and color everywhere: you can never have too many beads! Carol Wilcox Wells, who has years of beadweaving expertise, shows you basic and advanced techniques for chevron, peyote, spiral and crocheted rope, herringbone (Ndebele), and right angle weave stitches. Use them on dramatic jewelry, from a Graduated Triangle Drop Necklace to Putting Together Earrings. Then expand your creative boundaries when you try wonderful variations on these stitches.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579905330
Publisher:
Lark Books NC
Publication date:
08/01/2003
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

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