Beaded Colorways: Freeform Beadweaving Projects and Palettes

Beaded Colorways: Freeform Beadweaving Projects and Palettes

by Beverly Gilbert


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Beaded Colorways: Freeform Beadweaving Projects and Palettes by Beverly Gilbert

Mix Glowing Color Palettes to Create Stunning Jewelry

Learn to approach color as a painter does, only your palette will be rainbow-hued beads, and your paintings will be spectacular jewelry you can wear! Beaded Colorways shows you how to mix beads and gems to create custom color blends called Bead Soups. These soups are then woven together into dazzling pieces that are more like works of art than simple jewelry. You'll even learn how to seamlessly stitch from one color to another, helping you create stunning multicolor jewelry.

Beverly Gilbert teaches you to create your own stunning beaded works of art through:

  • In-depth discussions about color theory—accompanied by color wheels—allowing you to turn beads into your medium and make jewelry your canvas
  • Clear photos and step-by-step instructions guide you through beadweaving techniques—including netting, peyote and freeform stitches—letting you create truly unique jewelry
  • 18 projects that include a mix of materials to add even more texture: gems, beach glass, ribbon and metal all make their way into stunning creations

Let Beaded Colorways start your artistic beading journey.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781600613180
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 12/30/2009
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Beverly Ash Gilbert is a self-taught artist. In 2003, she founded her business, Gilbert Designs, LLC, and then began teaching beading workshops. Beverly teaches workshops from her home studio and also at art retreats and beading shops around the country. She lives with her family in Kirkland, Washington.

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Beaded Colorways: Freeform Beadweaving Projects and Palettes 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
ATOG More than 1 year ago
What can I say...the photograhy (check out author's own on her website (gilbert designs), graphics, layout, hints, color theory, and designs had me captivated from the first page. All the eye candy you could want. Her pieces are dynamic. At 5'9" I dig bold, beautiful...and unique. If you are interested in color theory then you'll learn more than you can imagine...the color wheel, with its black overlays, are so helpful to isolate color schemes. My old color wheel doesn't pop the way this one does. Gilbert's sharing of personal stories attached to her pieces made me feel as though I was spending an evening in her living room 'meeting' her family and hearing about parts of her life. The pieces are ALIVE. I was intrigued by the BEADS ON METAL section. My first piece is large and clunky and I get welcome compliments whenever I wear it. The book provided me with the step-by-step pictures and guidance I needed to complete something new. Love the riveting. To be able to work with metal and to not need a torch, fire or electrical anything is way kool!!! Netting is a new stitch for me. I'm used to brick, peyote and Ndebele. I'm constantly on the hunt for sculptural and freeform beading books...and Beaded Colorways has it and then some. It has gotten me away from my perfectionist compulsion. Wait until you see how the artist takes her own photography and comes up with fabulous bead soups. My perfectionist personality makes it almost impossible for me to make one on my own, so I've purchased Gilbert's luscious offerings. ( By mixing a couple of soups or medleys together I can achieve a more personal touch. For those of you more daring beaders out there, the detailed instructions on how to make your own soups should get you started. Treat yourself and check out this valuable addition to the beading world's collection of fabulous books. My own beading library has been enriched.
PNC More than 1 year ago
Mega fantastic book. Can't wait to put a lot of this info into practice!
TTownBarb More than 1 year ago
This is by far the best book I have seen on color for beading. Beverly does an excellent job of showing how to mix and match colors. Her instructions on how to create a bead mix are outstanding. Plus there are the color wheels....and templates to use with them. Even the experienced beader will find this book informative, and the new beader will have a good time learned about colorways. In addition she has great tutorials on free-form beading.I am super glad I purchased this book, worth every penny. If I could give it more stars, I would.
CzechGirlAV More than 1 year ago
Great book with beautiful pictures.
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