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!
and#160;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.
Upscale, elegant, CHIC: these 25 handcrafted projects look like the fine jewelry you'd find in high-end boutiques. But why splurge when all it takes to make them are some seed beads and intermediate-to-advanced skills? Featuring a variety of stitchesand#8212;including the author's newly created right-angle ladder stitchand#8212;these stunning pieces cover everything from earrings to brooches. Gorgeous photographs, diagrams, and helpful tips make the beading process simple and pleasurable!
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!
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.
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!and#160;
About the Author
Cynthia Rutledge is a contemporary seed bead artist and teacher specializing in off-loom weaving techniques, with an emphasis on developing sculptural, unsupported shapes in beadwork. With more than 20 years of teaching experience, she is on the road most of the year, teaching at the nation's top beading events (BeadandButton, BeadFest) and bead shops (Beads by Blanche, Fusion Beads). Rutledge has exhibited in national and international shows, and her work has been featured in many magazines and books, including Nicole Stessin's Beaded Amulet Purses [Beadworld Pub] as well as Lark's Creative Bead Jewelry and Creative Bead Weaving.