Bead Tube Jewelry
Bead Tube Jewelry
Gifted by Kalmbach Publishing Co.
Reviewed by Molly Fletcher, Editor, AllFreeJewelryMaking.com
Bead Tube Jewelry will help you master the peyote stitch and the brick stitch as it inspires you to create your own designs. This collection of over 30 jewelry patterns is great for beginners who want to experience a variety of styles and color combinations. Because they are portable and easy to work up, bead tubes are ideal for the beader on the go. Plus, they can be combined with other tube beads to create an entirely new piece.
You'll learn quickly that you can make a wide array of bracelets, necklaces, and earrings from the same type of bead. Every step-by-step pattern in Bead Tube Jewelry features full color illustrations, and the stitching charts indicate thread paths, keeping your projects on track. Break into your beading stash to recreate a variety of looks from casual to dressy.
Designer and author Nancy Zellers frequents beading shows, and her work has been featured in Bead&Button magazine as well as books including 500 Beaded Objects and The Art of Beaded Beads. Nancy specializes in easy-to-follow, yet complex-looking patterns, and her work has been exhibited at art shows across the nation. Nancy's motto for creating is "one little bead at a time," and the patterns in Bead Tube Jewelry prove that this straightforward approach can lead to stunning pieces.
If you love bold colors and clean lines, you'll love the patterns in Bead Tube Jewelry. The necklaces, bracelets, and earrings in this collection work with any outfit. Create the perfect coordinating piece for that tricky ensemble by browsing over 75 bead tube patterns. Beginners can start from square one with an overview of bead weaving tools and the standard technique for creating a bead tube. Advanced beaders, meanwhile, will appreciate the many sources of inspiration in this beautifully photographed book.
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