By Carole Rodgers

If you will discover It, you could Bead It

A nifty necklace produced from a worn piece of seashore glass?

A daring brooch made from a chinese language video game piece?

A pair of beautiful jewelry from recycled insulin bottles?

There is not any query that even the mundane may be reworked to the exceptional 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 open air event, you could convert daily gadgets into jewellery items to admire.

Featured during this book:

• greater than 30 leading edge rules for necklaces, bracelets, jewelry, and broaches
• Exhaustive assessment of beading ideas, together with 8 various weaving stitches besides various strap and fringe variations
• uncomplicated step by step directions, accompanies by way of 225 how-to illustrations and a hundred full-color photographs
• Inspirational gallery items from 12 different beaded jewellery artists

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I think the configuration I settled on is very pleasing. indd 51 12/12/03, 9:43:53 AM 1 Single-thread your needle with about 1 yard of thread and string on 36 lavender seed beads. 2 8 For the final row, string on three lavender seed beads between each point bead of the previous row, as shown in Figure 4-17. Pass the needle back through the beads again and pull them into a ring. Tie a square-knot to secure the ring. 3 String on three lavender seed beads and go back into the ring two beads away from where you started.

The bead weaving is all that secures the stone. It is a little tricky to get it to fit just right, but the results are well worth the effort. indd 54 54 12/12/03, 9:44:36 AM 1 2 Tie a stop bead on the end of your single-thread. Refer to Figure 4-19 for the weaving pattern vertically. Using the bicones and the brown seed beads, string on eight seed beads, one bicone, and eight more seed beads. 6 String on three brown seed beads and pass the needle through the center bead of the five white ones for each pattern repeat, on one side only, as shown in Figure 4-21.

Figure 3-16 4 Pass the thread through the second bugle and pull up snugly, as shown in Figure 3-17. Figure 3-17 5 Fold the two clusters at an angle to each other, string on five seed beads and one bugle, and pass the thread up through the first seed bead you picked up, as shown in Figure 3-18. Note: The order you string Figure 3-18 on the beads changes with this step. The Painted Stone Doughnut Necklace, shown here and with complete instructions on pages 62 and 63, features a herringbone chain with several bead colors.

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