Beaded Jewelry with Found Objects: Incorporate Anything from Buttons to Shells

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Krause Publications Craft, Jan 29, 2004 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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If You Can Find It, You Can Bead It

&break;&break;A nifty necklace created from a worn piece of beach glass?
&break;A bold brooch made out of a Chinese game piece?
&break;A pair of exquisite earrings from recycled insulin bottles?

&break;&break;There is no question that even the mundane can be transformed to the magnificent through the creative insight of author Carole Rodgers.

&break;&break;Whether it is something you found in the local hardware store or something you literally picked up on your last outdoor adventure, you can convert everyday objects into jewelry pieces to admire.

&break;&break;Featured in this book:

  • &break;&break;More than 30 innovative ideas for necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and broaches
  • &break;&break;Exhaustive overview of beading techniques, including eight different weaving stitches along with numerous strap and fringe variations
  • &break;&break;Simple step-by-step instructions, accompanies by 225 how-to illustrations and 100 full-color photographs
  • &break;&break;Inspirational gallery pieces from 12 other beaded jewelry artists
 

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Contents

Introduction
6
Getting Started
7
The Weaving Stitches
17
Straps Necklaces and Fringe
27
Beading A Cabochon
37
Wearable Hardware
65
All That Glitters Might Be Glass
77
Somethings Fishy
89
Playing Games With Beading
97
Buttons and Coins
107
Shells and Other Natural Things
115
Resources
126
Contributors
127
About the Author
128
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Carole Rodgers is a well-known designer, teacher and author. She is the author of 99 pattern leaflets, her work has been in most national beading magazines and she is a regular contributor to several. She is the author of three KP beading books: "Beaded Jewelry with Found Objects", "Beading Basics" and "Beyond Beading Basics". Carole teaches beading and needlework classes and seminars and has been actively involved in promoting crafts, needlework and beading in professional organizations and on national crafts television programs. Rodgers lives in Milo, IA.

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