Classic Beadweaving: New Needle Techniques and Original Designs

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2004 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
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[This] beautiful book turns craft into wearable art. Using black-and-white diagrams to clarify procedures, [Benson] introduces two types of beadwork: needle weaving, in which beads are threaded together; and card stitching, in which beads are sewn directly onto a backing of lightweight cardboard or construction paper....More than 40 gorgeous projects. A splendid book.”—Booklist.

"A visual feast."—Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot.

Ann Benson, one of America’s foremost bead artisans, offers an array of eye-catching projects for beaded jewelry and accessories, all created from the surprisingly simple technique of beadweaving and showcased in gorgeous full-page photographs. The patterns and instructions for 50 of her most spectacular pieces use two basic methods: needleweaving, a style similar to crocheting, and bead card stitching, in which beads are sewn directly onto a patterned card. Ranging in style from Southwestern to Far Eastern, and Art Deco to Victorian, the projects include shimmering topaz earrings, a richly patterned Oriental carpet purse, a delicate ribbon pin, an exquisite purple floral belt, and much more. Every project highlights the beads’ exciting colors, shapes, sizes, and textures.
  

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The butterfly on the cover is so easy to stitch. There is also a moth. All a round great book.

Contents

Bead Needleweaving 9 General Instructions
9
Southwest Pin Earrings
20
Art Deco
22
Magic Carpet
25
Accessorize in Pastels
27
Topaz Earrings
31
Turquoise Chevron
33
Victorian Drop
35
Dogwood Mosaic
85
Mosaic Sea Shell
87
Crystal Cross
89
Kimono Necklace
91
Mosaic Monarch Necklace or
94
Taj Mahal
96
Paisley
99
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
101

Pagoda
37
Neon Blue Barrette
39
Flapper Necklace
41
Oriental Carpet Purse
42
Medicine Pouch Necklace
47
Iris Sphere Earrings
50
Ribbon
53
Scenes of the Sahara
55
Navajo Artifacts
58
BargelloPin
61
Noel
64
Christmas Tree
65
Copper Barrette
67
Military
69
Chapter
70
Bead Card Stitching 71 General Instructions
71
Freddy the Fish
77
Purple Floral Belt
80
Mandella
83
Neptune Barrette
103
Painted Lady Comb
105
Mosaic Bridge Belt
107
Mosaic Tree Scene
111
Bridal Garter
114
Bridal Tiara
117
Bridal Hair Comb
119
Peachy Keen
121
Archival Pendant
123
Rainbow Comb
125
Amethyst Hairbuckle
127
Paintbrush and Palette Hairbuckle
130
Bohemian
132
Victorian Floral Bouquet
135
Enlarged Patterns
137
Bead Types
142
Metric Equivalency Chart
143
Index
144
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Benson is a well-known designer specializing in beaded jewelry and needlearts.

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