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Beaded Colorways: Freeform Beadweaving Projects and Palettesby Beverly Ash Gilbert
Pacific Northwest author Beverly Ash Gilbert's freeform attitude to beading will not only give you a lesson on color theory; you'll also get 18 bead-weaving projects, starting with the basics. With natural color palettes that blend together organically, Gilbert's jewelry is unlike any I've ever seen.
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Mix Glowing Color Palettes to Create Stunning Jewelry
Learn 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.
Beaded Colorways offers inspiration and direction for working with color and creating custom color mixes - which Beverly calls "Bead Soups" - based on colors in nature and other sources. Learn how to mix colors, create color washes, combine beads with metal work, and complete several basic off-loom beadweaving techniques such as peyote, netting, waves and freeform stitching. Twenty step-by-step projects combine the color work and beadweaving to create exquisite projects, which also provide added inspiration for new pieces.
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