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Casual Bead Elegance, Stitch by Stitch features 24 projects in timeless bead stitches, starting with simple applications and expanding each stitch with more elaborate pieces. Though the focus is on learning and applying specific techniques, the resulting projects are wearable and casually elegant, using beads in any beader's collection (seed beads, crystals, pearls, gemstones, and shaped beads). Whether the goal is to learn and perfect a stitch or merely to follow the instructions for weaving lovely projects, you will find plenty of earrings, rings, bracelets, and necklaces to make and wear in this collection. Stitches include ladder, right-angle weave, cubic right-angle weave, herringbone, square stitch, circular brick stitch, and peyote stitch.
|Publisher:||Kalmbach Publishing Company, Books Division|
|Product dimensions:||8.20(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.40(d)|
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Have you ever shopped tirelessly for the perfect gift? But, found it wasn’t the perfect gift for one of the following reasons: the wrong size, the wrong color, the wrong style, or the person already owned it. If the answer is yes, then I highly recommend Casual Bead Elegance, Stitch by Stitch. The book’s content virtually eliminates the possibility of hearing one of the reasons listed. Due to the variety of projects, the recipient will find projects that suit their style. Additionally, it is highly unlikely that the person owns the book because it just became available. Here is why I am recommending this book. After having the book for just a few days my sister called to tell me why she loved this book:1) I listened and remembered that she wanted to learn to make jewelry 2) the book was easy to follow 3) It had a variety of beautiful jewelry project 4) it came from me.
This book - Casual Bead Elegance, Stitch by Stitch by Eve Leder is a wonderful bead stitch jewelry (off the loom) book for the beginner to the advanced with easy to follow, complete instructions and great helpful hints and ideas. The materials used for the project result in elegant and classy pieces, and the different color combinations covers just about everyone's preference or style. The bracelets, earrings and necklaces are in keeping with today's fashion accessories and are a wonderful complement to anyone's wardrobe. An altogether beautiful, well put together, thought out book with great photos, ideas and projects. A great addition to any beaded jewelry library!
As a fine artist I give Casual Bead Elegance, Stitch by Stitch an A+. The book features a wonderful selection of jewelry. These designs are very beautiful, unique and extremely creative. As a Visual and Digital Arts educator, I appreciate the well written and easy to follow instructions. The author made smart material choices and has given clear and concise instructions. The beginner projects don’t look like typical ones. If you are looking to learn to make bead stitch jewelry, or just want a book with great projects, then you should buy this book.