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.
"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.
Author: Amee K Sweet-McNamara
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.
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.
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!
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.
This collection offers beaders at every level over 75 projects from the October 2013 through August 2014 issues of Bead&Button magazine, all in one gorgeous, hardcover volume. The latest edition in this popular series features a thorough basics section, hundreds of helpful tips and beading ideas, and more than 75 projects for beaders at every skill level. The projects are grouped by technique – single stitches, combined stitches, and other techniques – and feature the latest trends, bead shapes, and techniques. Hundreds of editor-tested instructions, step-by-step photos, and clear illustrations ensure beading success! Every beader will find something to love!
Creative Beading Vol. 9 is a yearbook of projects from Bead&Button magazine. With a thorough basics section and helpful tips for readers, the book also includes over 75 editor-tested projects from the magazine. Inspiring and easy to follow, Creative Beading Vol. 9 is divided into sections, with projects grouped by technique (single-stitch, multiple-technique, and other techniques). Included is a range of stitching, stringing, wirework, and embroidery projects, plus bead crochet and kumihimo. Readers will also learn about the latest bead shapes and other rising trends in the beading world.
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.
Ultimate Sewing Bible
Author: Marie Clayton
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Sewing is an extremely rewarding hobby. With so many different fabrics, embellishments and trimmings now available on the high street and online, it is easier than ever to create unique clothes and home furnishings. Now available in paperback, this best-selling title is THE essential guide to sewing. Each chapter is devoted to one key area of sewing and provides clear and concise in-depth instructions along with step-by-step instructions for basic principles and more advanced sewing techniques. Learn about materials and equipment, and choosing the right machine to work for you in chapter one, then move onto fabrics and patterns in the following chapter. Once you’re comfortable with the basic stitches, seams and techniques, learn how to make clothing, accessories and soft furnishings. With this book by your side, you will soon be able to make anything from a commercial pattern, and will also know how to alter patterns to suit your style. With a section on care and repair, you will find out how to look after and fix homemade and store-bought items. And if it can’t be fixed, learn how fabric and trimmings can be reused or upcycled into something else. This comprehensive guide offers a glossary of sewing terms, clear instructions and hundreds of illustrations and diagrams showing each stage of the sewing process. It’ll be the one resource that you will turn to time and time again.
Author: Annika deGroot
Offers thirty beautiful projects that look like stained glass using fine cords, special knots, and crystal beads, including necklaces and watch bands, enhanced with step-by-step instructions, more than five hundred color photos, and more.
An accessible guide to bead embroidery from Sherry Serafini--one of the world's most acclaimed bead artists and teachers. Sherry Serafini's sensational pieces have won admirers for their lavish and richly beaded surfaces. Here, she explains the fundamentals behind her work, from stitches to color theory, and lays out 25 beautifully textured projects. The stunning designs range from a Spiked Angel Brooch to a "Bling Ring," and each one features fabulous focal-point beads--including a polished stone cabochon and a scintillating crystal rivoli.
Steampunk Style Jewelry
Author: Jean Campbell
Publisher: Creative Publishing international
This how-to jewelry-making book features the work of an array of invited jewelry designers influenced by the growing Steampunk trend. In Steampunk circles, jewelry-makers are often master metalsmiths who combine found objects with fine metals to create elaborate pieces. In Steampunk-Style Jewelry, the projects focus on "no fire" techniques—like simple stringing, wirework, hammering, stamping, gluing, stitching, and off-loom beadwork—so that even a beginner can create pieces in the style. Each project provides a complete materials and tools list, step-by-step instructions, and clear illustrations. This book offers a broad overview of a growing design trend that is part of the literary, industrial design, fashion, and popular culture scene. Readers will learn about the art movement through the many photographic sidebars that explore the many aspects of the trend.