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Marcia DeCoster's Beaded Opulence: Elegant Jewelry Projects with Right Angle Weaveby Marcia Decoster
Synopses & Reviews
This classic book inand#160;Lark Jewelry and Beading'sand#160;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 effectsand#8212;including a supple beaded fabric, beaded ropes, shaped curves, and embellished layersand#8212;in gorgeous modern jewelry designs. These pieces are fun to make andand#160;wonderful to wear, and yetand#160;nothing less thanand#160;true artwork!
Marcia DeCosterand#160;is a featured artist in the book Masters: Beadweaving. Other books inand#160;Lark Jewelry and Beading'sand#160;Beadweaving Master Class series have been authored byand#160;Diane Fitzgerald, Laura McCabe, Sherry Serafini, Maggie Meister, Rachel Nelson-Smith, Sonoko Nozue, and Sabine Lippert.
Sabine Lippert's unique, sophisticated jewelry designs have won her legions of fans worldwide. Now she has created a collection that not only includes 25 gorgeous projects, but also provides breathtaking variations on popular stitches to build beaders' skills. From a Peyote-stitched Crocodile Bracelet to right-angle-woven Marrakech Earrings to the embellished shapes of a Helena Ring, Lippert's savvy techniques take beading to a whole new level!
Right angle weave and peyote: these are the two immensely popular stitches that beadweaving master Rachel Nelson-Smith turns into gorgeous bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. Meant for intermediate- to advanced-level beaders, and featuring detailed illustrations that illuminate Nelson-Smithandrsquo;s construction, her 23 projects dazzle and inspire. Make a City Beads Bracelet, a rainbow-hued Voldekol Necklace, Nartri Earrings, and other jewelry.
Just about anything is fodder for Diane Hyde's eclectic, multilayered jewelry: found objects, quirky oddities, old images, and vintage materials. Beaders will love exploring her whimsical style and learning how they too can create beautiful pieces from seemingly ordinary, everyday things. Diane reveals her special, accessible techniques for working with these items, and presents 22 fanciful, fun projects, including a pendant with a wine cork affixed to a Pierrot doll head and embellished with bicone crystal beads; clever Light It Up Earrings, with mini lightbulbs haloed with floral-shaped beads; and figurines, necklaces, bracelets, and more!
One of the foremost names in beadwork creates 15 gorgeous, all-new projects. Widely regarded as one of today's finest teachers of beading, Cynthia Rutledge reveals her creative process and presents stunning designs that explore color, three-dimensional form, and mixed media. Meant for intermediate-to-advanced-level beaders, the pieces include a classic Renaissance Cameo Necklace, a pearl-and-glass Florentine Rosette Cuff, and Hebe's Floral Earrings. Each project offers historical perspective on the design, including an inspirational painting, instructions, and an explanation of the required techniques.
About the Author
MARCIA DECOSTER teaches national and international workshops specializing in designs using right angle weave. She is a featured artist in Masters: Beadweaving (Lark Jewelry and Beading), and her work has been published in Carol Wilcox Wellsand#8217;s The Art and Elegance of Beadweaving (Lark Jewelry and Beading) and Margie Deebsand#8217;s The Beaderand#8217;s Color Palette (Watson-Guptill). She has taught for many years at the annual BeadandButton Show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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