Beaded Jewelry with Found Objects: Incorporate Anything from by Carole Rodgers

By Carole Rodgers

If you will discover It, you could Bead It

A nifty necklace made out of a worn piece of seashore glass?

A daring brooch produced from a chinese language online game piece?

A pair of beautiful jewelry from recycled insulin bottles?

There isn't any query that even the mundane should be reworked to the amazing during the artistic perception of writer Carole Rodgers.

Whether it really is anything you present in the neighborhood ironmongery shop or anything you actually picked up in your final open air experience, you could convert daily gadgets into jewellery items to admire.

Featured during this book:

• greater than 30 leading edge principles for necklaces, bracelets, rings, and broaches
• Exhaustive evaluate of beading ideas, together with 8 diverse weaving stitches in addition to various strap and fringe variations
• easy 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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Secure by working the thread through the beading, tying halfknots as you work. 12/12/03, 9:41:37 AM Bronze Septarian Necklace O On the outside, Septarian gemstone is a nondescript gray nodule, but inside, the stones are lovely creamy-yellow crystal formations (First published in with a dark brown matrix—just perfect for jewelry. You will see Jewelry Crafts Magazine) the stone cut and polished and used as bookends or carved into fetishes with the open crystal center exposed. This necklace and the following two color variations combine different beads, straps, and fringe to get three different looks to show the possibilities of even a very limited color palette.

Pass through the orange bead between the two blue ones in the second ring and through the first orange bead in the third pickup, as shown in Figure 3-6, and pull snug. Figure 3-6 As with the other stitches, the Potawatomi weave takes on different looks, depending on the size, color, type, and number of different beads used. 7 Continue working in this manner until you have the length you want, with the finished stitch looking like that illustrated in Figure 3-7. indd 30 12/12/03, 8:57:34 AM Spiral Rope This stitch makes a lovely and very strong round rope because the thread passes through every core bead at least three times.

Each fringe strand is made by threading 35 khaki brown 11º beads, one gold disk, and 35 gold 11º seed beads. The more you twist the needle, the tighter the twist will be on the fringe. 4 For the strap, refer to the Potawatomi weave instructions, page 30, to make the band with both the gold and khaki brown 11º seed beads. 5 Once the woven strap is long enough to go over your head, attach it to the beaded cabochon at the upper corners by stitching through the strap into the edge of the cabochon until it feels secure.

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