Stitching with Two-Hole Shaped Beads gives jewelry makers new ideas for using popular two-hole beads. Stitchers will learn how to use squares, Tilas, SuperDuos, rullas, bricks, disks, and more to create over 25 beautiful, geometric projects. These gorgeous bracelets, earrings, and collars are made with five stitches including herringbone, peyote, square stitch, right-angle weave, and Virginia’s unique new stitch, the 'cluster stitch'. As always, Virginia’s clear illustrations and instructions help all beaders understand and execute each piece with success.
Bead stitchers loved two-hole shaped beads as soon as they appeared on the scene and continue to look for projects that use these innovative materials in wearable designs. In Two-Hole Bead Stitching, designer Virginia Jensen offers 25+ all-new stitching projects that showcase these beads in unique bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. The materials featured -- tiles, bricks, SuperDuos, bars, cabochon beads, pyramid beads, seed beads, pearls, and more --have stood the test of time and remain popular with bead stitchers. Virginia Jensen's contemporary, geometric designs include stitches created specifically for these two-hole shaped beads. Some projects experiment with layering for a bold, architectural look. The projects in Two-Hole Bead Stitching appeal to experienced stitchers and advanced beginners looking for projects that require some knowledge of bead stitching. The project-focused book features 25+ projects with clear and complete instructions, including Virginia's signature easy-to-follow illustrations. Many projects include variations and alternates, making the book a great value. Bead stitchers who enjoyed Virginia's first book from Kalmbach Media, the popular Stitching with Two-Hole Shaped Beads, are sure to be delighted with the projects in Two-Hole Bead Stitching. This softcover, 8.25" x 10.75", 112-page book is perfect for bead stitchers in search of projects for the two-hole shaped beads they love.
Casual Bead Elegance, Stitch by Stitch features 24 projects in timeless bead stitches, starting with simple applications and expanding each stitch with more elaborate pieces. Though the focus is on learning and applying specific techniques, the resulting projects are wearable and casually elegant, using beads in any beader's collection (seed beads, crystals, pearls, gemstones, and shaped beads). Whether the goal is to learn and perfect a stitch or merely to follow the instructions for weaving lovely projects, you will find plenty of earrings, rings, bracelets, and necklaces to make and wear in this collection. Stitches include ladder, right-angle weave, cubic right-angle weave, herringbone, square stitch, circular brick stitch, and peyote stitch.
Albion stitch, beading experts agree, is truly a new invention by internationally known bead artist Heather Kingsley-Heath. This book includes twenty new projects, all shown in various colorways, using the newest bead shapes like spikes, gum drops, rulla, tila, and more. From her beadwork to her photography and illustrations, Heather’s work is beautifully colored and crafted, and the book reflects her playful sense of color and organic, dimensional designs. Bead stitchers will enjoy entering Heather’s world.
Cathy Jakicic captures the untapped market of beginner stitchers. No one has made a book this simple yet creative. The book contains 20 basic stitching projects that result in pretty, fashion-forward jewelry. She very cleverly adds project variations, with instructions that expand the number of projects to 40+. Each variation is very different from the core design. Each design has a stitching element, some flat designs, and some 3D. This book has something for everyone and is a great value.
Multi-hole shaped beads continue to explode in availability and popularity. Beaders are looking for new ways to use the popular multi-hole shaped beads in unique, wearable jewelry. Exquisite Stitching with Multi-Hole Beads by Renee Kovnesky offers 25 projects for beautiful and delicate necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and pendants. The book opens with an introduction to materials, beads, and techniques that allows beaders with just a little bit of experience to get started quickly. Plenty of the author's own step-by-step illustrations lead stitchers through each pattern. The 25 projects are organized into 5 chapters by bead shape: rectangular, round, square, triangle, and miscellaneous other shapes. In addition to multi-hole shaped beads, the projects use bead stitchers' other favorite materials: seed beads, crystals, pearls, fire-polished beads, and more. The lacy, lovely projects are fast and easy — ideal for gifts or teaching in classes. Some projects incorporate on-trend components like chain and tassels. Many projects include variations, offering readers plenty of options for changing the look or style of the finished piece.
Everything you need to know about peyote stitch in the palm of your hand! Dive in to peyote stitch with this essential reference guide from bead designer, author, and former Beadwork magazine Editor Melinda Barta. Whether you're a beginner looking to learn peyote stitch or a seasoned beader looking for expert advice, you're sure to improve your skills as you explore expert tips and helpful hints within the pages of The Peyote Stitch Companion. This handy beading companion covers everything from the basics of peyote stitch to fun variations, troubleshooting, and more. Plus, learn how to peyote stitch with two-hole SuperDuos, bricks, and other new shaped beads. With more than 165 illustrations along with easy-to-follow instructions from Melinda, you're sure to become a peyote stitch pro! You'll learn to: * Overcome frustrations of the first few stitches with tips on how to hold your beadwork. * Troubleshoot problem areas with helpful hints for proper thread tension, what to do when you miss a stitch, break a bead, or need to make a bead substitution. * Spend more time beading when you learn how to join new thread directly to old thread. * Explore fun variations including two-needle peyote stitch, odd-count peyote stitch variations, and diagonal peyote stitch.
Building on the success of her other shaped beads book, Great Designs for Shaped Beads, Anna Elizabeth Draeger is back with 24 all-new projects that add some of the newest bead shapes on the market as well as perennial favorites. Creative Designs Using Shaped Beads features beaded beads, rings, earrings, bracelets, and necklaces, and also includes a design option for each project so everyone will find something they want to create!
Bead stitchers who want to perfect their peyote stitch skills will find plenty of inspiration in Beader's Guide: Peyote Stitch. This in-depth look at the most popular beading stitch covers all the possibilities of peyote stitch, from traditional to contemporary, in 20+ fantastic projects. Ideal for advanced beginners and intermediate stitchers, Beader's Guide: Peyote Stitch opens with a thorough guide to this versatile stitch. The book covers variations on the stitch, including flat, two-drop, circular, tubular, shaped, and the new peytwist variation, which reproduces the look of bead crochet. Beaders will work the stitch using common and popular beads -- Delicas, seed beads, two-hole, and shaped beads -- in all kinds of colors and finishes. All instructions and projects are written by the contributors and editors of Bead&Button magazine and fully tested for accuracy. This essential guide will appeal to every beader.