Marcia DeCoster's Beaded Opulence: Elegant Jewelry Projects with Right Angle Weave

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2009 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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This classic book in Lark Jewelry & Beading's Beadweaving Master Class series features two dozen spectacular jewelry designs from renowned master beading teacher Marcia DeCoster. DeCoster specializes in the popular right angle weave stitch, and she presents beaders with a comprehensive primer on her beautiful techniques. Readers will learn how to use the stitch to create fabulous effects—including a supple beaded fabric, beaded ropes, shaped curves, and embellished layers—in gorgeous modern jewelry designs. These pieces are fun to make and wonderful to wear, and yet nothing less than true artwork!


Marcia DeCoster is a featured artist in the book Masters: Beadweaving. Other books in Lark Jewelry & Beading's Beadweaving Master Class series have been authored by Diane Fitzgerald, Laura McCabe, Sherry Serafini, Maggie Meister, Rachel Nelson-Smith, Sonoko Nozue, and Sabine Lippert.



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Gorgeous, inventive and brilliantly executed. DeCoster is at the top of her game, and turns in a virtuoso performance with Right Angle Weave beadwork. This one is eye candy of the finest kind, if you ... Read full review


Flat Right Angle Weave 18
Ringlets 66
Cappadocia 72
Cascade 76
Gabriella 79
Entwined Circles 91
Shadow Wave 94
Terracita 97
Whitby 101
Quetzal 112
Serena 116
Gallery 119

Urchin 83

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About the author (2009)

MARCIA DECOSTER teaches national and international workshops specializing in designs using right angle weave. She is a featured artist in Masters: Beadweaving (Lark Jewelry & Beading), and her work has been published in Carol Wilcox Wells’s The Art and Elegance of Beadweaving (Lark Jewelry & Beading) and Margie Deebs’s The Beader’s Color Palette (Watson-Guptill). She has taught for many years at the annual Bead&Button Show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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