You’ll Love This Jewelry Beading eBook If:
- You love the romantic look of beading & want to try it on your own
- You want to learn new beading techniques with clear step-by-step instructions
- You love creating unique beaded gifts for friends or unique jewelry pieces for yourself
Learn how to make exciting & interesting beaded jewelry with the 25 projects featured here. Step-by-step author and artist Kelly Wiese shares her top beaded jewelry making techniques and stitches—great for artists that love the romantic look of beaded jewelry.
This guide to making jewelry includes how to make a beaded bracelet, earrings, necklace and more. Learn how to combine different stitches in order to create special, unique pieces. If you’re new to beadworking you’ll love the clear technique instruction, if you’re an expert bead artist then you’ll love the beading projects in this jewelry making book.
In Beaded Allure You’ll Learn:
- How to master a variety of stitches including brick, herringbone, peyote, picot, chain and many more
- Kelly Wiese’s top 10 beading techniques for how to make beaded necklaces, bracelets, earrings & more
- How to make 25 beaded projects from start-to-finish
A Word From the Author:
" Take your time reviewing the techniques and patterns; get comfortable with the colors (or choose your own to suit your favorite palette); run your fingers through the beautiful beads; then be prepared to make breathtaking jewelry. There is a great feeling of accomplishment when you can wear something that you have made with your own two hands. I truly think beadweaving is good for the soul. How can a person not be happy when surrounded by beautiful beads!" — Kelly Wiese
Check Out This Excerpt From Beaded Allure:
Basic Stitches and Techniques
Techniques are the building blocks for all beadweaving. Learn a few basic stitches and you will be on your way to creating beautiful jewelry.
Working With Thread The projects in this book require lots of thread, typically in varying lengths and performing multiple functions with in a piece. Here are a few definitions and guidelines to follow while creating your jewelry.Stop Bead
When you begin a project, you may be instructed to add a stop bead. A stop bead is used to prevent the beads of the project from sliding off the end of the thread. This bead may or may not be worked into the project, so it helps to read the project instructions in advance to determine its use. To add a stop bead to the thread, refer to Circle Stitch below: the thread follows the same path in one bead, without adding the extra beads.
Working Thread The working thread has the needle on it. When starting a new piece of thread in a piece, I like to leave about 6" (15cm) of the old thread (that now becomes a tail), then add a new thread.
To add the new thread, tie the new thread onto the thread between the beads using half-hitch knots. To tie a half hitch knot, go under the thread that is between the bead your working thread is coming out of and the very next bead. Leave a small loop and then go through the loop from the top with the working thread. Pull the working thread tight and then go through the next bead. This hides the knot in between the beads. It is best to tie two or three half hitch knots between the beads when tying off your tail ends.
The tail thread is the thread hanging off the piece. Tail threads can have one of two fates: they will either be used to help complete a project, or they will be left until the end of the project to be woven into the beadwork.
At the end of every project, you’ll be instructed to weave in all the tail threads. To do this, thread the needle onto a tail thread. Weave this thread into the beadwork away from the place it exits from, and tie a few half-hitch knots to secure it (you do not have to weave the entire length of the thread). You can snip off any remaining old thread.
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