Beaded Colorways: Freeform Beadweaving Projects and Palettes

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North Light Books, Dec 30, 2009 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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Mix Glowing Color Palettes to Create Stunning Jewelry

Learn to approach color as a painter does, only your palette will be rainbow-hued beads, and your paintings will be spectacular jewelry you can wear! Beaded Colorways shows you how to mix beads and gems to create custom color blends called Bead Soups. These soups are then woven together into dazzling pieces that are more like works of art than simple jewelry. You'll even learn how to seamlessly stitch from one color to another, helping you create stunning multicolor jewelry.

Beverly Gilbert teaches you to create your own stunning beaded works of art through:In-depth discussions about color theory—accompanied by color wheels—allowing you to turn beads into your medium and make jewelry your canvasClear photos and step-by-step instructions guide you through beadweaving techniques—including netting, peyote and freeform stitches—letting you create truly unique jewelry18 projects that include a mix of materials to add even more texture: gems, beach glass, ribbon and metal all make their way into stunning creationsLet Beaded Colorways start your artistic beading journey.

 

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Contents

Introduction
7
Color Theory Beadweaving Basics
9
Observing Color
10
Mixing Bead Soups
19
Beadweaving Basics
24
Beadweaving Stitches
39
Journey Into Color Freeform Projects
45
Projects with Basic Stitches
46
Freeform Beadweaving
56
Beadweaving with Beach Finds
72
Wanderlust Beadweaving
82
Freeform Color Flow
98
Beadweaving on Metal
110
Resources
126
Untitled
127
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Beverly Ash Gilbert is a self-taught artist. In 2003, she founded her business, Gilbert Designs, LLC, and then began teaching beading workshops. Beverly teaches workshops from her home studio and also at art retreats and beading shops around the country. She lives with her family in Kirkland, Washington.

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