By Carole Rodgers
If you will find It, you could Bead It
A nifty necklace made out of a worn piece of seashore glass?
A daring brooch produced from a chinese language online game piece?
A pair of beautiful rings from recycled insulin bottles?
There isn't any query that even the mundane may be remodeled to the terrific during the inventive perception of writer Carole Rodgers.
Whether it's anything you present in the neighborhood ironmongery shop or anything you actually picked up in your final outside experience, you could convert daily gadgets into jewellery items to admire.
Featured during this book:
• greater than 30 cutting edge principles for necklaces, bracelets, rings, and broaches
• Exhaustive review of beading thoughts, together with 8 diversified weaving stitches besides a variety of strap and fringe variations
• uncomplicated step by step directions, accompanies through 225 how-to illustrations and a hundred full-color photographs
• Inspirational gallery items from 12 different beaded jewellery artists
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Additional info for Beaded Jewelry with Found Objects: Incorporate Anything from Buttons to Shells
The lines here are clean and sleek. indd 46 46 12/19/03, 7:57:07 AM 1 Follow the basic directions on pages 25 and 26 for mounting the stone and doing a beaded collar. Use matte khaki brown 11º beads for most of the collar. Use an accent row of the antique gold and then one or two rows of the silverlined brown 14º beads to end. 2 Make the first couched row with 11º antique gold beads, alternating with 8º matte khaki brown beads. The outside couched row is the antique gold cube beads. Lay a ring of antique gold 11º beads between the collar and on top of the first couched row, and couch them in place.
Continue in this manner until you reach the length desired. Figure 3-23 11 When you reach the desired length, remove the stop bead and attach the clasp. Refer to Figure 3-24 to see how the strap should look. indd 32 12/12/03, 8:58:05 AM Right-Angle Weave Variations The instructions for doing right-angle weave are covered on pages 18-20. The graphs shown here, along with the variations in the photo, are meant to give you ideas of how you can change the basic stitch to achieve a look you like to make a necklace or bracelet strap.
Indd 33 12/12/03, 8:58:11 AM The Fringe Adding fringe to beaded jewelry can enhance the overall look and appeal of the finished piece. This is especially true of beaded cabochons and amulet bags. Fringe can be used anywhere you think you need it to decorate your item, though it is most commonly found at the bottom of the piece. Experiment and add it where you think it looks best. Straight Fringe To do a straight fringe, decide which beads you wish to use. They may be beads that you have already used in your piece or different ones in colors that match or contrast.