A fresh and thorough approach to learning and mastering herringbone stitch! A follow-up to Mastering Peyote Stitch, Mastering Herringbone Stitch provides a solid overview to the second-most popular beadweaving technique--herringbone stitch. Learn the basics of creating flat bands, then advance into circular, tubular, and spiral variations of the stitch. Additional chapters cover combining herringbone with other beadweaving techniques such as peyote stitch, square stitch, brick stitch, and right-angle weave. Former Beadwork Designers of the Year such as Kelly Wiese, Lisa Kan, Leslie Frazier, Carole Ohl, Jean Power, Jill Wiseman, and Jean Campbell, contribute project designs to demonstrate a range of styles. Twenty new step-by-step projects are included, with many variations. Take your beading to the next level with Mastering Herringbone Stitch--a comprehensive guide for advanced beginners as well as an inspirational resource.
Beadweaving Techniques & Patterns for 20 Eye-Catching Projects
Author: Carole Rodgers
Pubpsher: North Light Books
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
This is it--your perfect guide to making beautiful, eye-catching beaded bracelets! With The Beaded Bracelet, you can't go wrong. Because bracelets are the perfect projects for both learning new techniques and for advancing your jewelry-making skills. Because bracelets make wonderful gifts; they're always just the right size. And because author Carole Rodgers has decades of creative and teaching experience; with Carole leading the way, you'll be creating unique, handmade jewelry in no time--whether you're new to beadweaving or an experienced beader! Inside The Beaded Bracelet you'll find: 9 beadweaving stitches--follow easy step-by-step illustrations to create each stitch and combine them into the Sampler Bracelet--the most beautiful teaching tool you'll ever work with. 20 bracelet patterns--showcasing peyote, triangle, netting and other stitches and everyday beads and materials in ways you've never considered. 27 variations--it's amazing what a difference a change in color, size or type of bead can make; you'll be inspired to try your own combinations. So gather some beads and a few basic tools. Settle in and get started--you'll be making your own beautiful, eye-catching beaded bracelets in no time!
Capture the fleeting beauty of a flower in beads and wire. French Beaded Flowers - The Complete Guide includes everything you need to start making your own lovely floral creations using only beads, wire and a few simple tools. Inside you'll find: • helpful information on selecting the right beads, wire and tools for French beading. • step-by-step instructions and photos for a wide variety of techniques that can be used to create petals, leaves, stems and more. • lessons on botany and the language of flowers to enhance your beaded projects. • patterns for gorgeous individual flowers and arrangements. • tips on using the techniques to design and create your own unique flowers. • an inspiring gallery of advanced beadwork. Give French beading a try and surround yourself with beautiful flowers year-round!
Take the next step in your beading journey! Carole Rodgers, author of Beading Basics, returns with more beautiful projects for readers who want to move beyond simple stringing. Beyond Beading Basics contains 24 projects that teach and incorporate techniques new to the beginning beader, such as increasing and decreasing stitches, doing three-dimensional beading and working with multiple hole-beads. Jewelry created with unusual materials such as fishing bobbers, brass washers and snap rings encourage you to explore and experiment. Detailed diagrams illustrate the steps for each project. Beyond Beading Basics presents: 24 beading projects, from dazzling jewelry sets to a beaded card case and embroidered shirt step-by-step instructions accompanied by diagrams and photos a handy review of basic tools and techniques Expand your beading skills with beautiful creations from Beyond Beading Basics.
Experience the Magic of Handweaving Sigrid Piroch is an experienced weaver who leads readers on a journey through the world of cloth. She will guide you through the beginning stages of weaving, from planning and designing, to the final stages, when the beautiful piece of cloth is ready to take off the loom. You will also learn about weavers around the world who weave cloth out of necessity, tradition, and art. This is a resource for all those with an interest in the amazing process. The book includes: • A glossary of tools and terms • A guide to choosing your own loom • Step-by-step projects with easy-to-follow illustrations • Design instructions and ideas • Inspirational photos
Discover the basics of beading and beyond! If you've been tempted by the beauty of beaded jewelry and home decorating pieces, but second guessed your abilities to learn the skills needed to create such tantalizing works, fear no more! Beading Basics reveals all that's necessary for creating everything from a simple single-strand necklace to a more intricate netting stitch woven wind bottle covers. You'll discover: Essential information for choosing the right beads, supplies and tools, plus tips and techniques for working with wire, weaving on a loom and creating various woven chains. Easy-to-follow instructions with more than 175 how-to illustrations and 230 beautiful photographs showing every detail needed to create 40 gorgeous projects. An inspirational gallery of designs featuring the works of 11 of today's top beading artists. Beading Basics is the one resource you need to get you on the path to becoming a talented bead artist.
Release on 2011-04-27 | by Heather Dismore,Tammy Powley
Author: Heather Dismore,Tammy Powley
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Do you love jewelry and beading? Would you like to know how to make chic jewelry and accessories? Jewelry & Beading Designs for Dummies is packed with patterns, step-by-step instructions, and inspiring color photos to get you stringing, knotting, and looping in no time. From earrings and necklaces to pins, purses, charms, and more, you’ll discover new techniques for making just the right pieces to suit you — or give as fantastic, fashionable gifts! This easy-to-follow visual guide speeds you right into the basics of jewelry making: assembling your gear; working with pliers; and fine-tuning your stringing, bead weaving, and wire wrapping skills. You’ll use elastic cord, ribbon, leather, a wire jig, and more to make bracelets, bookmarks, pendants, and napkin rings. Before you know it, you’ll take your skills to the next level and beyond, using multiple techniques and materials on thrilling and unconventional designs. Discover how to: Make more than 75 fresh, fun, and practical projects Hone your basic jewelry making skills Work with silver, leather, glass beads, and crystals Create rings, bracelets, phone covers, wine charms, and more Use bead crimping, knotting, and weaving to make beautiful designs Make stunning earrings and necklaces using a wire jig Fabricate beads and wire components Find nontraditional materials such as hardware, beach glass, and more Add beauty, skill, and satisfaction to your life with a little help from Jewelry and Beading Designs For Dummies!