The best-selling Beadweaving Master Class series welcomes German beader Sabine Lippert, Europe's top beadwork designer, in aÂ trend-setting book that showcases 30Â beautiful and wearable project designs.Â LippertÂ combinesÂ seed beads, crystals, and glass pearls to create gorgeous, innovativeÂ beading projects. All feature her trademark tiers of beads that are layered intoÂ gorgeous jewelry.Â Every piece uses the most popular and beloved stitches in beading:Â right angle weave and peyote.Â Most of the bracelets, necklaces, earrings, pendants, and chokers here are new, but Sabine has also included a few of her favorite classics. An inspirational photo gallery ofÂ beadwork from leading designers,Â including Sabine, rounds out thisÂ must-have book.Â
Diane Fitzgerald is the world's biggest and best-loved name in beadingâ€”and now she's back with a new book that will â€œshapeâ€ your jewelry-making for years to come! Focusing on geometric figures formed into three-dimensional beaded pieces, this gorgeous follow-up to her bestselling Diane Fitzgerald's Shaped Beadwork builds on Diane's earlier ideas with 40 stunning projects. In each chapter, Diane explores a different shapeâ€”from starry necklaces and heart pins to a Pirate Eyes Braceletâ€”and she goes in exciting new directions with imaginative and beautifully complex designs that play with patterns, crystals, and more.
With this gloriously photographed and illustrated manual at hand, beaders can create awe-inspiring jewelry. It's the only current, comprehensive guide to working with cabochons--a flat piece of rock or mineral--and it covers all the basics, along with a range of new creative techniques and hot trends. Find out which tools and materials to use, which beads work best, and how to wrap them round the stones. Craft turned, pointed, twisted, brick stitch, ruffled, or scalloped edges, or add decorative fringe. For something dramatic, combine more than one cabochon in a single piece. Or, instead of natural stone, use dichroic glass or other found objects. Make a glittering brooch, funky bracelets, a wearable art necklace, and other showstoppers.
Based on years of teaching experience, this informative handbook presents easy-to-understand instructions with sidebars to help students master beading techniques. Each of the 13 beading techniques are first explained in detail, then further explored with projects to enhance the beader's skills and confidence. The 63 projects included--ranging from bracelets, necklaces, rings, and earrings to findings, closures, beaded beads, and other beaded objects--teach a single project or technique arranged to build skill. Appealing to beaders of every level, this classroom-in-a-book will supplement the information acquired in beading classes, expand confidence in beading techniques, and infuse work with inspiration.
Discover the ultimate technique-based guide for one of the top trends in jewelry makingÂ—chain maille. In Chain Maille Jewelry Workshop, you'll find more than two dozen techniques for making today's most popular chain maille weavesÂ—from simple chains to beaded wonders to intricate Dragonscale.Jewelry artist and author Karen Karon pairs in-depth, step-by-step instructions with color illustrations that show exactly where to place the next jump ring. You'll also get a thorough but flexible approach to techniques that prove weaving can be done in a multitude of ways and demonstrations on Â“speed weaving,â€ which is ideal for large projects. Designs progressively increase in complexity, so every jewelry makerÂ—beginner or proÂ—will find inspiration and projects that suite their skill level.What's more to love? Every chapter provides a unique jewelry project and a plethora of design advice, visual inspiration, shortcuts, tips, and tricks, as well as guidance for attaching clasps and findings. It's no wonder that Chain Maille Jewelry Workshop is the ideal resource for innovation and originality in chain maille jewelry making.
This classic book inÂ Lark Jewelry & Beading'sÂ 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 effectsâ€”including a supple beaded fabric, beaded ropes, shaped curves, and embellished layersâ€”in gorgeous modern jewelry designs. These pieces are fun to make andÂ wonderful to wear, and yetÂ nothing less thanÂ true artwork!Â Marcia DeCosterÂ is a featured artist in the book Masters: Beadweaving. Other books inÂ Lark Jewelry & Beading'sÂ Beadweaving Master Class series have been authored byÂ Diane Fitzgerald, Laura McCabe, Sherry Serafini, Maggie Meister, Rachel Nelson-Smith, Sonoko Nozue, and Sabine Lippert.Â
Beaded Colorways: Freeform Beadweaving Projects and Palettes
Manufacturer: North Light Books
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Mix Glowing Color Palettes to Create Stunning JewelryLearn 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 theoryaccompanied by color wheelsallowing you to turn beads into your medium and make jewelry your canvasClear photos and step-by-step instructions guide you through beadweaving techniquesincluding netting, peyote and freeform stitchesletting 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.
Kumihimo Basics and Beyond presents techniques for creating all-cord braids and beaded braids, then teaches beaders how to transform them into finished jewelry. Short demonstrations of the key techniques needed for each project are presented in easy-to-grasp portions, allowing beaders to learn and practice as they go. Rebecca Combs demystifies tricky Â“kumihimo mathâ€ by providing detailed supply lists for each project in the book, plus teaches beaders how to calculate the amount of fiber and how many beads theyâ€™ll need for their future kumihimo projects.
Soutache is a decorative braid. Attaching it to a backing and embellishing it with cabochons, crystals, and beads, is a hot, trending techniqueâ€”and this is the first English-language book dedicated to this fantastic, yet relatively easy craft. Anneta Valious, the world's top soutache designer, describes the entire process, from sewing methods to making straps to finishing, and provides 25 projects that include necklaces, earrings, pendants, bracelets, barrettes, and more. It's the perfect guide for beaders, jewelry makers, and general crafters eager to expand their repertoire and take their designs to the next level.
Sculpted Band Saw Boxes: Design, Inspiration & Construction (Popular Woodworking)
Manufacturer: Popular Woodworking Books
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Thinking inside the box!Making band saw boxes allows woodworkers creativity that just can't be found in other types of woodworking. Of the band-saw box builders working today, few can claim the sculpted artistry of Lois Ventura's work.With Sculpted Band Saw Boxes you'll find step-by-step instructions for nine new designs, patterns for another 20 band saw box projects, plus a stunning gallery of Ventura's boxes guaranteed to inspire you to stretch your creative muscles and create your own original box designs.