Step-by-step photographs and illustrations guide readers through the basics of classic stitches and playful variations. Includes an introduction to the basics of beads, threads, and bead-stitching techniques.
"Beadwork is a puzzle with infinite solutions," says author and bead artist Beth Stone. In Seed Bead Stitching, she explored the many possibilities for creating jewelry with colorful seed beads and charming accents such as pearls and gemstones. In More Seed Bead Stitching, Stone, whose encouraging tone, creativity, and expert knowledge made the previous book so popular, includes new techniques, more variations on techniques, and more detail on concepts she previously introduced. The book contains a wealth of options for making gorgeous beaded jewelry. After outlining the basics and supplies, Stone presents a series of styles such as Ndebele, Daisy, Inspiration, Peyote, and Spiral, with variations for each. Equally useful for crafts of any skill level, the book includes a dozen different fringe techniques; strategies for combining tubular stitches and accent beads; a section on skinny stitches; and a bonus project of square pillows.
Comprised of beading projects that appeared in "Bead & Button" magazine, a collection of designs utilizes a number of techniques from stringing and wirework to chain mail and bead crochet and are illustrated by full-color, step-by-step instructions.
Making jewelry with cube beads requires no special training or classes. This book explains it all. With clear instructions and hundreds of color photographs, expert Virginia Jensen shows how to make stunning jewelry using many of the most popular off-loom stitches. Chapters are divided by project type, including bracelets, earrings, necklaces, rings, and decorative items. Beginners learn the fundamentals of many popular stitches as they create the projects, while more experienced crafters enjoy the challenge of weaving an uncommon shape into a knockout piece.
Readers will learn to create various types of seed bead jewelry to imitate the look of rich metals. Metallic Seed Bead Splendor includes over 25 projects covering a range of styles from elegant to casual, all stitched with gorgeous gold, bronze, silver, and pewter seed beads. Illustrations accompany each project, as well as a thorough Basics section covering many different stitches including peyote, right-angle weave, St. Petersburg chain, square stitch, herringbone, and ladder stitch.
DIVIf you’ve ever had the need to bead, this is the book for you. How to Make 100 Bead Embroidery Motifs is a visual showcase of 100 different motifs, organized in sections by design category, including: floral/botanical, abstract, geometric, and symbolic. Presented with easy-to-follow photography and stitch diagrams, this book will introduce new beaders to the world of bead embroidery, while also being a great reference for experts./divDIV /divDIVHow to Make 100 Bead Embroidery Motifs includes an introductory section on materials and techniques, followed by information about different stitches used in the motifs to secure beads to fabric, including methods for single beads, beads in a row, stacked designs, fringes, and more. It also discusses types of beads, needles, and beading threads./divDIV /divDIVYou’ll be able to easily see the bead placement of each motif thanks to the enlarged photos, while the material lists provide the type, color, and number of beads needed for each project, as well as any other necessary materials or tools. Step-by-step directions and diagrams will walk you through the order in which to embroidery the beads and the types of stitches to use./divDIV /divDIVAny of the bead motifs can be used as single beaded images on fabric or as part of an overall beaded fabric design. You can embroider the motifs on garments, fashion accessories, quilts, or gifts or convert them into jewelry pieces. Whether you’re new to beading or a beading expert, this book is packed with inspiration and technical instruction for every bead enthusiast./div
Clear instructions and step-by-step photographs for projects ranging from beginner to advanced are provided in a detailed guide that teaches the reader exactly how to make stunning seed-bead jewelry. Original.