75 Chinese, Celtic & Ornamental Knots: A Directory of Knots and Knotting Techniques Plus Exquisite Jewelry Projects to Make and Wear

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Macmillan, Mar 29, 2011 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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Jewelry-makers will learn how to tie decorative knots from across the world with this stylish directory. Clear diagrams are teamed with step-by-step instructions to make tying 75 different knots simple. And each knot is graded so even complete beginners can get started right away.

A selection of projects allow readers to create beautiful and original jewelry. Combine ornamental knots with beads for a modern look, or choose a more traditional style with entirely knot-built pieces. With detailed material lists and photography of finished items, this book is the complete guide to a unique style.

Also containing a comprehensive techniques section, 75 Chinese, Celtic & Ornamental Knots shows how to use jump rings and seal cords correctly. This know-how will be invaluable as readers progress to designing and creating their own knotted jewelry.


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Knot work often conjures up images of 1970s macramé planters and middle-school friendship bracelets, but jewelry designers Williams and Mann's encyclopedic collection of knots from a variety of craft ... Read full review


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LAURA WILLIAMS first discovered the joys of tying knots as a girl scout, and quickly progressed to creating friendship bracelets to wear and share. The discovery of Chinese and other decorative knots inspired the opening of her online shop--northerndawn on Etsy.com. Her beautiful pieces of beaded and knotted jewelry are all handmade using the expert skills shared in75 Chinese, Celtic & Ornamental Knots.

ELISE MANN, also known as The Crafty Owl, is a craft teacher, writer, and designer/maker specializing in beads, beadwork, and other jewelry crafts. She also spends two days a week as a professional pearl stringer, makes fused-glass beads, and is the journal editor for The Bead Society of Great Britain.

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