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

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Lark Books, 2002 - Crafts & Hobbies - 160 pages
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A leader in the field shares her infectious enthusiasm for the art of off-loom beadweaving, leading you through all the basics and then on to more challenging techniques and projects. Admire the beautiful color photos and detailed diagrams and use them to learn every stitch needed to make beaded jewelry, clothing, lampshades, belts, and pillows. Begin with the beads themselves, perhaps decorating purchased varieties to personalize them. Weave with chevron chain; crochet; herringbone and peyote stitches; and spiral rope. The dramatic and unique projects include a Graduated Triangle Drop Necklace, Putting Together Earrings, Three-Bead Spiral Bracelet, Twisted ribbon Ndebele necklace, Gemstone Rope, Napkin Rings, and many more. Plus - the secret to developing your own creative variations on each theme.
  

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User Review  - maris2 - Overstock.com

The book arrived well pkgd by vendor. This was a costly purchase and was disappointed that it was so difficult to follow. Pictures of items were not where the directions were nor was there any cross ... Read full review

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User Review  - satyridae - LibraryThing

Phenomenally lucid tutorials, clear explanations & diagrams along with excellent photographs. Highly recommended for beadweavers. Read full review

Contents

Introduction s MaterialsTools and Tips
10
BEADED BEADS
16
Painting Wooden Beads
17
Black and Blue Spoke Beads
21
Lace Cap Beads
25
Lace Net Beads
29
Elegant Elements
31
Caged Bead
35
CHEVRON CHAIN
54
Ribbon Choker
64
Napkin Bings
66
Pagoda Basket
69
Bead Jazz Collar
72
CROCHETED ROPES
77
Patterns
82
Whirligig Choker
87

Fringed Caged Bead
39
Woven Beads
42
Tubular Bight Angle Weave Primer
45
Bellissimo Beads
47
Dimensional Bight Angle Weave Beads
51
Primarily Texture
89
Three Bead Spiral Bracelet
91
Gemstone Bope
93
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About the author (2002)

Carol Wells is the Executive Director of Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG), which collects and preserves international and domestic human rights and protest posters. From this archive of more than 45,000 grassroots graphics, over 40 social-justice theme exhibitions have traveled to over 160 venues throughout the United States and internationally. Through its traveling exhibitions, workshops, and publications, CSPG is reclaiming the power of art to inspire people to action.

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