Diane Fitzgerald's Shaped Beadwork: Dimensional Jewelry with Peyote Stitch
"Along with color, texture, and luminosity, shape can set a piece of jewelry apart. In 'Diane Fitzgerald's Shaped Beadwork'--part of Lark Books' Beadweaving Master Class series--the renowned beading teacher shows you how to weave simple increase patterns to make beautiful two- and three-dimensional forms. Some of the projects consist of creating a single bead in a specific shape--a lovely triangle bead is given extra dimension with the addition of bezeled cabochons, for example, or six square pieces are joined to create a cube bead and then embillished with nailheads and faux bezels. Most of the projects offer instructions for making complete pieces of jewelry. Basic triangles are transformed into lovely flowers on the Trillum Necklace, and the Jeweled Nacklace features a round central cabochon flanked by a series of square cabchons, all set into exquisite beadwork. The versatile patterns the author provides are building blocks that you can use to design your own inspiring jewelry"--Page 4 of cover.
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The book is a great find. Diane Fitzgerald has some really great patterns in there and lots of gallery photos from other artists to give you lots of ideas of what else you can create with seed beads. Doesnt always have to end up as a piece of jewelry. Read full review
Love this book! I usually struggle to learn new techniques and to follow patterns. Leave behind preconceived ideas and your usual techniques. Follow the directions to learn Ms. Fitzgerald's shapes - then build and embelllish. I made the three dimensional Celtic Knot. Gorgeous. Now I am able to change the pattern to suit my ideas. The open dimensional shapes have endless possibilities. The finished works featured are easily made and/or adapted. This is intermediate to advanced beadwork but Ms. Fitzgerald's instructions and diagrams have you making it before you realize it. I definitely recommend this book.
OPEN SHAPES 30
Basic Triangle 20
Basic Hexagon 24
Elongated Isosceles Triangle 25
Open Pointed Oval 38
TwoLayered Triangle 44
Octa Bead 51
CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONS 90
Additional Stitches 113