Amee K. Sweet-McNamara introduces readers to an old material in a new way, where they can practice new embroidery skills, and create gorgeous, unique pieces of jewelry. Amee’s secret ingredient is soutache, a type of colorful cord that she winds, binds, and stitches into place. The first section of this book focuses on learning the techniques, while the second section teaches readers how to incorporate these techniques into beautiful soutache projects. With photos and illustrations taking the reader every step of the way, beginners will start with small earrings and work up to necklaces, cuffs, and pendants, while experienced stitchers can dive right into the new design ideas.
Author: Anneta Valious
Publisher: Lark Books (NC)
Presents thirty designs for beadwork jewelry incorporating soutache, or decorative fabric braids, and includes tips on stitching soutache, securing crystals on a work, and backing the beadwork.
Author: Donatella Ciotti
Publisher: Search Press(UK)
Discover Soutache, the art of creating modern and unique jewelry from looped braids. Donatella Ciotti shows you how to create stunning, expensive-looking costume jewelry, from earrings and bracelets to brooches for hats, with full-colour, detailed photography to guide you through each process. There is even a gallery of images at the end of the book to inspire you to create your own, bespoke soutache masterpieces. Learn about the history of jewelry crafting and the ever-growing trend for affordable yet stylish costume jewelry, before trying your hand at your own soutache pieces. Begin with the basic techniques of finishing and sewing the cords and inserting pearls and cabochons or cameos, discover the secrets behind coiling your soutache braids to make buttons, then begin to make bracelets, rings, headbands and much more. Your soutache creations will be eye-catching and entirely unique to you!
Author: Amee K Sweet-McNamara
"In Sensational Soutache Jewelry Making, you'll learn the basic techniques of soutache embroidery, and then get creative with 15 easy-to-follow projects for bracelets, earrings, brooches, rings and necklaces. Get inspired by author Csilla Papp's ideas, then use your imagination to put your own twists on projects like the simple but stunning Zima Earrings and Baroque Bracelet, or a challenging statement piece like the India Choker. Color and stone choice combine with elaborate braids to make these pieces distinctly yours."--provided from Amazon.com.
The Art of Bead Embroidery
Author: Heidi Kummli, Sherry Serafini
Publisher: Kalmbach Books
Renowned bead embroidery artists Heidi Kummli and Sherry Serafini share their secrets for creating beautiful beadwork. This inspiring book is perfect for those who want to learn to create gorgeous jewelry and art pieces and those seeking design ideas. Discusses tools, adhesives, and materials and has an illustrated guide to favorite stitches, fringes, and finishing techniques. Twelve projects.
How to Bead
Author: Maisie Jarratt
Written by an experienced practitioner and teacher, this illustrated introductory book contains step-by-step instructions on design, equipment, methods and project ideas for French embroidery beading. A list of suppliers is included.
Publisher: Kalmbach Books
Creative Beading showcases more than 80 wonderful projects and fresh ideas selected from the pages of Bead&Button magazine. From easy strung bracelets to sleek crocheted bead ropes, there’s a project to excite and inspire everyone.
Fiber & Bead Jewelry
Author: Helen Banes, Sally Banes
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
“Very original...Banes draws on her lifelong interest in found objects and ethnic ornaments... [There are] photos of many of her...necklaces, with diagrammed patterns...unique approach to jewelry design.”—Library Journal. “The results are spectacular...the necklaces become true works of art, not just macramé look-alikes.”—Booklist.
Discover the many layers of bead embroidery. Through 14 astonishingly beautiful projects, including one from Sherry Serafini and one from Margie Deeb, Heidi Kummli guides beaders to a greater understanding of how to infuse their jewelry with deeper meaning. From animal totems, to the four elements, to the healing power of gemstones, beaders will create pieces that reveal how the natural world can enhance their jewelry-making journey.
This comprehensive book guides readers through all the basics of beading with cabochons to create beautiful beaded pendants, bracelets, earrings and more. Clear, easy-to-follow illustrations demonstrate all the necessary steps and a rich gallery of colour images reveal the creative possibilities.
Author: Shelley Cox
Publisher: Search PressLtd
Part of the wonderful Royal School of Needlework Essential Stitch Guides, this book focusses on bead embroidery. It includes a brief history, basic techniques, counted thread embroidery, bead embroidery, surface embroidery and fringes. The book is illustrated with fine examples of work, many from the author's private collection. It details everything you need to know with step by step instructions and photographs of techniques that make it all so much easier. Stitches are included with instructions, a good-sized clear photograph and a chart. It is suitable for those needing to learn basic beading. - Yarnsandfabrics.co.uk/crafts.
Bead Crochet Jewelry
Author: Bert Rachel Freed, Dana Elizabeth Freed
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Beading experts, teachers, and jewelry designers Bert and Dana Freed share their expertise in this delightful collection of jewelry patterns and projects. Using a wide range of stunning beads in lovely color combinations, the pieces may look complicated, but are very easy to make following the clearly explained techniques and directions. 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.