With interest in beadweaving on the rise, Mastering Peyote Stitch provides a much-needed look into the most integral techniquepeyote stitch. With 15 styles in all, beading geniuses will finally have an accessible, easy-to-understand guide to one of the fundamentals of beadweaving, brought to you courtesy of Beadwork Editor Melinda Barta.
In the "Peyote Basics" chapter, you will learn the basics of creating flat peyote bands, then advance to circular and tubular variations, eventually learning to fashion dimensional jewelry pieces. Once you've mastered the basics, Melinda dives into designing dimensional jewelry pieces. Additional chapters cover combining peyote with other popular beadweaving techniques (right-angle weave, herringbone, and bead embroidery) and creating unique edgings and embellishments for finished pieces. Melinda, together with Beadwork 's Designers of the Year, including Jean Campbell, Lisa Kan, Carole Ohl, Melanie Potter, Jean Power, Cynthia Rutledge, and Sherry Serafini, demonstrates a range of styles in 15 beautiful jewelry projects.
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About the Author
Melinda Barta is editor of Beadwork magazine. In her Beadwork column, Custom Cool, she teaches beaders of all skill levels how to create custom components using beadweaving stitches. Melinda is the author of the best-selling books Custom Cool Jewelry (Interweave, 2008) and Hip to Stitch (Interweave, 2005) and coauthor of Mixed Metals (Interweave, 2009).
Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Tools and Materials
Getting Started (conditioning thread, cutting thread, how to hold the work, etc.)
Basic Peyote Techniques (such as increasing/decreasing) that apply to all the peyote stitch variations
Flat Peyote Stitch (odd- and even-count variations; 2 drop)
Introduction to flat peyote technique
1 project by Melinda Barta and 1 project by Carole Ohl
Circular Peyote Stitch
Introduction to circular peyote technique
2 projects by Melinda Barta and 1 project by Melanie Potter
Tubular Peyote Stitch (odd- and even-count variations)
Introduction to tubular peyote technique
2 projects by Melinda Barta and 1 by Sherry Serafini
Introduction to other types of peyote (freeform and structural)
Combinations (combining peyote with herringbone stitch, right-angle weave, and netting)
2 projects by Melinda Barta, 1 project by Jean Campbell, 1 project by Jean Power, 1 project by Cynthia Rutledge
Finishing Touches (embellishments)
1 project by Melinda Barta and 1 project by Lisa Kan
Meet the Contributors
Project Resource Guide
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a great book, whether you're a beginner or an advanced beader! It covers a lot of different elements of beading, tho' focuses mostly on peyote. She is the magazine editor for Beadwork Magazine, and is a wonderful bead artist. I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to expand their beading knowledge!