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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 theory—accompanied by color wheels—allowing you to turn beads into your medium and make jewelry your canvasClear photos and step-by-step instructions guide you through beadweaving techniques—including netting, peyote and freeform stitches—letting 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.

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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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pamsnet, January 20, 2010 (view all comments by pamsnet)
What can I say...the photograhy (check out author's own on her website (gilbert designs), graphics, layout, hints, color theory, and designs had me captivated from the first page. All the eye candy you could want. Her pieces are dynamic. At 5'9" I dig bold, beautiful...and unique.

If you are interested in color theory then you'll learn more than you can imagine...the color wheel, with its black overlays, are so helpful to isolate color schemes. My old color wheel doesn't pop the way this one does.

Gilbert's sharing of personal stories attached to her pieces made me feel as though I was spending an evening in her living room 'meeting' her family and hearing about parts of her life. The pieces are ALIVE.

I was intrigued by the BEADS ON METAL section. My first piece is large and clunky and I get welcome compliments whenever I wear it. The book provided me with the step-by-step pictures and guidance I needed to complete something new. Love the riveting. To be able to work with metal and to not need a torch, fire or electrical anything is way kool!!!

Netting is a new stitch for me. I'm used to brick, peyote and Ndebele. I'm constantly on the hunt for sculptural and freeform beading books...and Beaded Colorways has it and then some. It has gotten me away from my perfectionist compulsion.

Wait until you see how the artist takes her own photography and comes up with fabulous bead soups. My perfectionist personality makes it almost impossible for me to make one on my own, so I've purchased
Gilbert's luscious offerings. (www.gilbertdesigns). By mixing a couple of soups or medleys together I can achieve a more personal touch. For those of you more daring beaders out there, the detailed instructions on how to make your own soups should get you started.

Treat yourself and check out this valuable addition to the beading world's collection of fabulous books. My own beading library has been enrichec.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781600613180
Author:
Gilbert, Beverly Ash
Publisher:
Northlight
Author:
Gilbert, Beverly
Author:
Ash Gilbert, Beverly
Subject:
Beadwork
Subject:
Jewelry making
Subject:
Decorating
Subject:
Weaving
Subject:
Crafts-Beadwork
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20091231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
127
Dimensions:
10.80x8.20x.60 in. 1.20 lbs.

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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.

"Synopsis" by , 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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