In these pages you'll find 73 charts for bead weaving and 12 full-page patterns for bead appliqué — all taken from authentic craftwork of the Cheyenne, Sioux, Crow, Sauk & Fox, Winnebago, Kickapoo, Cree, Arapaho, and other Native American groups. Complete instructions are provided along with color keys for every chart and pattern.
Use the charts to weave belts, headbands, sashes, necklaces, and other eye-catching accessories. You'll find the appliqué patterns are perfect for decorating leather, denim, and other fabrics. It's a great way to embellish handbags, vests, blouses, and other apparel and personal items. By following the clear step-by-step instructions in this book, even beginners can create a host of attractive beadwork projects with authentic Native American flavor.
This book is a complete guide to this time-honored handicraft, offering step-by-step instructions, clear diagrams, and 71 tribal designs for two types of traditional bead applications — bead weaving and appliqué beading.
You'll find fifty versatile designs charted on graph paper for bead weaving and twenty-one full-size patterns for appliqué, including transfer instructions and color keys. Easy-to-follow directions tell you how to construct your own bead loom.
Choose from a rich array of motifs rendered from authentic American Indian artifacts found in museum collections — stars, exciting geometrics, sunbursts, exquisite florals, and much more.
Beadcrafting is surprisingly easy to learn, offering hours of enjoyment and satisfaction. Follow the charts to weave belts, headbands, sashes, necklaces, and other eye-catching accessories. Use the appliqué patterns to decorate leather, denim, and other fabrics for handbags, vests, blouses…anything that would be enhanced by a touch of distinctive Indian beadwork.
With this inexpensive do-it-yourself book, you can create beautiful projects for yourself and your family and memorable gifts — for a fraction of the price you'd pay in a store.
Beaded Bugs features 30 options based on just six basic prototypes, so you can quickly pick up the basics and build on your skills. The projects are graded by difficulty level, so you can start with your very first quick and simple butterfly or move on to more complex bees and beetles. Each project also includes full-color photos, illustrations, and step-by-step pattern instructions. The finished bugs can be turned into beautiful, unique jewelry, or adornments for key rings and cell phones. They make great gifts, too.
The cute critters in Beaded Bugs are based on real species, and the book also includes a few fun facts on each bug to read as you bead. The creatures include:
* A tiny scarab beetle
* A lovely, leggy little ladybug with varied spots
* Beautifully detailed bees with intricately veined wings and striped bodies
* Intricate and colorful butterflies, such as the peacock swallowtail
* 3-D caterpillars and cocoons
By adapting and building on the traditional Byzantine chain configuration, Scott creates unique collections of earrings, bracelets and necklaces, from three-sided Tripoli to the four-sided Quatrefoil to the five-sided Pentagon, plus innovative Organic designs, including fish, five- and six- pointed snowflakes, and a butterfly.
The thorough “Chain and Bead Basics” chapter, which guides readers through all the essential tools and techniques, makes it easy for beginners to re-create these stunning pieces.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
This photo-intensive guide is a comprehensive resource forcreating off-loom beadwork, from simple stitches that any beginnercan do to more advanced techniques that you can work up to as youbuild your skills. Every page includes detailed color photos anddiagrams that make it easy to follow along. You'll learn how toweave the peyote, ladder, brick, square, right angle weave, andherringbone stitches, as well as make beaded netting and createbeaded clasps and other decorative details. Plus, you'll getpatterns to make modern, stylish pieces, from necklaces, bracelets,and earrings to napkin rings.
At the end of this pattern I have added some basic bead weaving information. This information is the same in all my individual patterns that I have available. To some it might be repetitive, but for others, the information might be needed if they are a beginner. Even for beaders that have been beading for years, the information could also be useful.
Project Type: Bead Weaving
Stitch: net weave
Beads Used: 11° and 8° SEED beads, 10° Triangle Beads
Approx Finished Size: made to fit
First, Plumlee walks readers through basic skills and provides detailed information on traditional chain designs. He then presents more than 20 wire-wrapping and bead-setting techniques that incorporate beads seamlessly into a variety of designs, from the creative “Chaos” wire-wrapped bead to the sinuous Snake.
With step-by-step instructions for assembling age-old chain patterns—from simple to complex—and gorgeous designs that can be executed using only simple hand tools, Chain and Bead Jewelry Creative Connections is sure to inspire jewelry artisans at all levels to expand the creative possibilities of their work.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Learn how to make a beaded West Highland White Terrier pin!! Please note: this is not a kit, nor is it a bead-by-bead pattern. It is a photographic tutorial which will explain the step-by-step process which I used to create this piece. Learn how to make this beaded dog pin for yourself or for a friend who loves Westies:)
You will need Japanese size 15/0 and 11/0 seed beads in several colors, one black fringe (drop) bead for the nose, one Swarovski crystal, leather cord, felt, Ultrasuede, beading needles, Nymo thread, one pin back, glue, and a lot of patience to complete this piece:)
List of beading supplies needed.
Sketch which you can use as a pattern.
54 color photos & step-by-step instructions.
‘Westie’ - original design © 2012 The Lone Beader® ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
This pattern is for your personal use ONLY. PLEASE do not resell or distribute this tutorial. Should you decide to create the above piece for yourself or as a gift, please credit The Lone Beader with the design.
More than 262 engraved patterns, drawn from English, French, and German sources, encompass a tremendous array of handcrafts: applique, bead work, braiding, crochet, embroidery, knitting, knotting, lace-work, netting, patchwork, quilting, tapestry, tatting, and many other techniques. A rich source of authentic patterns, this volume also provides a historic view of the lives of nineteenth-century women in terms of their pastimes and their forms of creative self-expression.
Create 23 cute and clever bugs and little crawly critters out of beads, wire, and other craft materials with Bead Bugs! Each project is shown in step-by-step photos with clear instructions that anyone can follow. Variations of each project encourage the crafter to imagine all kinds of ways to make the bugs unique. Bead bugs and critters can be used in various waysâ€”as ornaments, put on display, made into jewelry, made into mobiles, displayed in a terrarium, or framed in shadow boxes.
In these pages, youâ€™ll learn to create:
- Hermit crabs
- Sea horses
- And more
The possibilities are endless. Get your imagination crawling with this fun-filled book!/div
Julia S. Pretl offers crafters her original method for creating decorative beaded boxes and lids in a wide range of surface designs and shapes. Working only with cylinder and seed beads, needle and thread, crafters can create an impressive array of clever and colorful miniature containers. With step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow word graphs and patterns, Pretl leads the reader through the techniques for creating three-sided, five-sided, and six-sided rectangular, square, and stacked boxes. Four-color photographs of each of the 12 designs introduce each set of instructions. Detailed drawings illustrate the beading techniques./div
The projects are organized so that you start with the foundation of bead crochet---the basic chain stitch---then progress through each level to achieve more advanced techniques. Each section opens with clear photographs that demonstrate the techniques needed for the proceeding projects. The "Advanced Tips and Tricks" at the end of the book offer additional tips and tricks for making your bead crochet experience go as smoothly as possible.
Beautifully photographed, Bead Crochet Jewelry provides all the inspiration and skills you need to create unique jewelry pieces to wear or give as wonderful gifts. From dangling earrings to chunky necklaces and plaited bracelets, these beautiful and intricate-looking pieces are sure to stand out and be admired by all.
While the author's examples may appeal to many adult crafters, the simple instructions make it easy for even grade-schoolers to create attractive items such as necklaces, rope bracelets (currently very popular), greeting cards, belts, and rings. Additional chapters list interesting new ways to use beads in other crafts, such as embroidery, crochet work, and weaving. A final chapter identifies a variety of bead types (cork, acorn, macaroni, rose petal, spool, and more). Simple directions and easy-to-master techniques make this a book that will be treasured by hobbyists and serious crafters alike.
Beadweaving is one of the most popular techniques used to create jewelry today. Easily mastered stitches like brick and peyote combine with central cabochon stones for a stunning array of one-of-a-kind bracelets, necklaces or pendants, rings, and earrings, in Marie Géraud's Beadweaving with Cabochons.
--Clear, step-by-step weaving diagrams and concise directions make the most complex-looking designs a breeze to create.
--Over 37 eye-catching designs--eleven main projects, with smaller pieces in the same theme displayed in gorgeous full-page photographs.
--Expert tips and advice from the author regarding color and pattern as well as how to pick the perfect beads.
In addition to a concise history of kumihimo and an overview of its essential materials, tools, and techniques, readers will learn the basics of this braiding method, plus how to create 20 striking projects--stylish bracelets, rings, earrings, and necklaces--all supported with detailed, step-by-step instructions and illustrations.
This comprehensive book, which also includes pieces by prominent kumihimo jewelry artists from around the world, will inspire jewelry makers, beaders, and wireworkers at all skill levels to take their craft in a vibrant new direction.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Big Book of Beading Patterns is the go-to compendium of patterns for all types of stitchers. Many pattern books focus solely on loomwork, but this book also includes popular stitches like peyote, brick, and square stitch in addition to loomwork. The gorgeous patterns here can be used to make beaded bracelets, amulets, tapestries, and more. Patterns are divided into chapters by topics like animals, flowers, holidays, and more. The best of Bead&Button’s patterns are showcased in this exciting compilation.
While many of the patterns appear in color-coded charts for beadwork, others can be used in appliqué and embroidery projects, as patterns for stained glass creations, and in numerous other crafts. Easy-to-follow diagrams enable even beginners to create a striking array of gorgeous authentic motifs that will add rich, ornamental touches to T-shirts, vests, blouses, handbags, belts and headbands, cushion covers, table linens, and many other items.
An inexpensive way to create beautiful gifts for friends and family, this user-friendly design book will also introduce you to a time-honored craft practiced for centuries by the first Americans.
Wrap bracelets are one today's hottest jewelry trends. They come in every style, material and length. They can be fun and funky, or can be made to grace your most elegant outfit. There are no rules.
This Ultimate Wrap Bracelets ebook helps you create bracelets featuring different bead sizes and types, as well as different cord materials, so you can discover your favorite styles and components. The downloadable video makes it easy to follow the steps for each bracelet.
This DIY craft ebook includes: A full-color instruction booklet Downloadable video demos You get all this without breaking the bank! There's lots of room for inventing your own style. Be inspired! Surprise your friends! Open up this ebook for some serious fashion fun!
use your creative ideas. Once you get used to crocheting with wire instead of soft
thread you will find it very easy to use. Have fun with these patterns making
jewelry for your family and friends and don’t forget to keep some for yourself.
Weaving beaded bracelets on a small bead loom is easy, and with the 500 patterns in this book you can make all kinds of creative designs! From bold graphic prints to animals and flowers to retro or southwestern designs, there are plenty of patterns to suit your style. Each pattern shows how many and what color beads are needed and the placement of every bead so it's easy to complete any bracelet you choose. Make them to keep and to give away. Switch up the bead colors--so many options will keep you coming back for more!