Please note this is seed bead stitching - there is no loom work. In Seed Bead Stitching, she explored the many possibilities for creating jewelry with colorful seed beads and charming accents such as pearls and gemstones. It's not my dream space, but it will do for now. The only factor about this book that I would have liked to see is a few more schematic sketches of the next few rows of beading. This book wasn't any different. But I have successfully made several bracelets and necklaces using the brick, peyote, tri, and quad stitch techniques.
And change the difficulty levels to bring in challenges and variety. Nice pictures using color coded beads in the diagrams make following along easy. A new stitch is introduced but then she immediately begins to show you several modifications you can do. When I started seed beading, I got really frustrated and kept hoping for a book that would give clear concise directions. In fact, in one example, the toggle looks almost like a pendant! All were very fast except the black one which was smaller beads and I needed better lighting. My jewelry style has changed several times over the past three decades.
I wrote my first two books sitting on my family room couch, and only recently created a designated bead space, where I worked on most of my third book. Having said that, I see so many, and while I often find one piece in each that will encourage me to buy, I have to be more discreet so I don't become a library instead of a shop! The instructions are clear, the illustrations are excellent, and the project ideas are inspiring and do-able. Author: Beth Stone Publisher: New York : Kalmbach Books, 2013. In Seed Bead Stitching, she explored the many possibilities for creating jewelry with colorful seed beads and charming accents such as pearls and gemstones. I was delighted at the quality and variety in this book. Author and designer Beth Stone offers a warm, personal approach to her necklace, bracelet, ring, and pendant projects, enticing beaders to comfortably learn stitch variations. One of the best aspects for a beginning beadweaver is the pictures of how different beads look in peyote stitch, an important lesson for every beginner to understand how shape and size alter the look of your beadwork.
Equally useful for crafts of any skill level, the book includes a dozen different fringe techniques; strategies for combining tubular stitches and accent beads; a section on skinny stitches; and a bonus project of square pillows. After outlining the basics and supplies, Stone presents a series of styles such as Ndebele, Daisy, Inspiration, Peyote, and Spiral, with variations for each. I was so impressed that I've just ordered two additional books by her. I usually make my own clasps using seed beads, but if I don't, I love to use ceramic buttons. Readers will learn how to make distinctive and unique jewelry pieces including necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings using the peyote stitch, the brick stitch, the right-angle wave, the spiral rope, the St.
Author Bio Beth Stone is truly passionate about beads and it shows in everything she does. Includes an introduction to the basics of beads, threads, and bead-stitching techniques. I love beads; that's why I am on a steep learning curve to do seed bead stitches. Creative variations and lesser-known stitches are sure to inspire intermediate and advanced beaders. There are so many good ideas here.
Step-by-step photographs and illustrations guide readers through the basics of classic stitches and inventive variations. I would highly recommend this book for the beginning beader as well as the person who has been beading a long time. Each artist presents a piece, shares the story behind it, and offers how-to instructions. Second was a section on incorporating your own toggle clasp in your design. Beaders can create a variety of motifs from zigzags and stripes to floral and ethnic styles. From twisted wire and bead pins, to seed bead woven work, to strung work of original designs created from my vast vintage glass and pearl collections, and back to seed bead work.
A section in the back of the magazine reviews each stitch technique used in the projects. I have no use for either sport other than keeping my beloved husband company. I was surprised that something as simple as two different color seed beads mixed in a twisted brick stitch could come out so elegant. Even if you know some basic stitches, you will still be inspired with new designs by exploring all the examples included. The projects in it are very do-able as well as inspiring.
A chapter may have commonly recognized variations like the chapter on peyote includes diagonal peyote and tubular peyote but then it also includes more advanced variations that the author has created herself. Subsequent chapters introduce the basic technique for the fundamental beadweaving stitches of , , , and. I'm having a great time creating bracelets and necklaces with various stones and pearls now and while I'm sure I would have eventually worked it out, her book was my breakthrough! When I was nine, I taught my camp friends how to bead using seed beads, some type of white thread and homemade twisted needles. More Seed Bead Stitching offers a pleasant take on seed bead stitching for beaders of any level. I like the way the author makes a few changes and gives a new look to stitches most already know.