Authentic American Indian Beadwork and How to Do It: With 50 by Pamela Stanley-Millner

By Pamela Stanley-Millner

Craftspeople who appreciate remarkable Indian designs can now create attractive, colourful beadwork originated through the Chippewa, Iroquois, Pawnee, Seminole, Winnebago, and different American Indian tribes.

This publication is an entire advisor to this typical handicraft, delivering step by step directions, transparent diagrams, and seventy one tribal designs for 2 sorts of conventional bead purposes — bead weaving and appliqué beading.

You'll locate fifty flexible designs charted on graph paper for bead weaving and twenty-one giant styles for appliqué, together with move directions and colour keys. Easy-to-follow instructions let you know easy methods to build your personal bead loom.

Choose from a wealthy array of motifs rendered from actual American Indian artifacts present in museum collections — stars, interesting geometrics, sunbursts, beautiful florals, and masses more.

Beadcrafting is strangely effortless to profit, providing hours of pleasure and pride. stick with the charts to weave belts, headbands, sashes, necklaces, and different crowd pleasing components. Use the appliqué styles to accessorize leather-based, denim, and different materials for purses, vests, blouses…anything that may be more desirable by way of a slightly of designated Indian beadwork.

With this reasonably cheap selfmade e-book, you could create attractive tasks for your self and your loved ones and noteworthy presents — for a fragment of the associated fee you'd pay in a shop.

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