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Handwoven wearables are hot! More than just patterns-discover 17 designs and plenty of ideas for unique fabric and garments you'll want to wear again and again.Author Marilyn Murphy and several contributors at the forefront of handwoven wearables offer guidance for weaving scarves, wraps, shawls, capelets, and other garments, along with advice for finishing, cutting and sewing the fabric, adding edgings and closures, and combining woven fabrics with other techniques such as knitting and patchwork.The Woven to Wear designs are influenced by a global melting pot of traditional folkloric costume and ethnic fabric mixes in which silhouettes are roomy, layered, and flowing, and the cloth takes center stage.
Enjoy a collection of 20+ beautiful wire projects! Inspired by the ironwork so prevalent in her native Tucson, Jodi Bombardier fashions her signature heavygauge wire frames into sinuous shapes, cold-joining them with fine wire to form open, lacy filigree patterns. Learn Jodi's techniques, including the correct ways to use tools, hold wire, and create shaped wire frames consistently and precisely. Create airy pieces that are still strong and stable enough to withstand daily wear. Build confidence in your wirework skills as projects increase in complexity. In addition to providing project instructions, Jodi demonstrates how her scrolled designs can be manipulated, joined, or rearranged to create endless variations limited only by the imagination.
With interest in beadweaving on the rise, Mastering Peyote provides a much-needed look into the most integral technique - peyote stitch. With 15 styles in all, beading geniuses will finally have an accessible, easy-to-understand guide to one of the fundamentals of beadweaving, brought to you courtesy of Beadwork Editor Melinda Barta.In the "Peyote Basics" chapter, you will learn the basics of creating flat peyote bands, then advance to circular and tubular variations, eventually learning to fashion dimensional jewelry pieces. Once you've mastered the basics, Melinda dives into designing dimensional jewelry pieces. Additional chapters cover combining peyote with other popular beadweaving techniques (right-angle weave, herringbone, and bead embroidery) and creating unique edgings and embellishments for finished pieces. Melinda, together with Beadwork's Designers of the Year, including Jean Campbell, Lisa Kan, Carole Ohl, Melanie Potter, Jean Power, Cynthia Rutledge, and Sherri Serafini, demonstrates a range of styles in 15 beautiful jewelry projects.
Celebrate the first 10 years of the groundbreaking Quilting Arts magazine with a collection of the best articles, projects, and techniques.Pokey Bolton, founder of Quilting Arts magazine, has compiled the most popular articles that have inspired quilters and artists alike to move beyond the basics of art quilting and re-explore machine and hand stitching, fabric embellishment, surface design, and more. Inside you'll find:quilt art techniques from fabric collage and appliqué to resist dyeing, stamping, and foilingmachine-stitching and thread-painting tips and tutorials from award-winning art quiltersideas and advice for the professional quilt artistan array of binding and stitching techniques to make your art quilt stand outmethods for making realistic representational art quilts, including portraits of pets and people. Whether you're making your first art quilt or are a seasoned quilt artist eager to enhance your designs, you'll find endless instruction and inspiration in The Best of Quilting Arts.
Offering terrific mixed-media art projects, as well as great tips for getting organized and inspired, Art at the Speed of Life is a treasure chest of ideas for the artist whose fiery enthusiasm for creating art goes up in smoke after that frantic pace of a long day. Author and mixed-media artist Pam Carriker will prove to you that art and life can co-exist productively and happily, while making daily creative outlets a reality and not just wishful thinking.Each chapter in Art at the Speed of Life includes both essays and project ideas from a variety of contributors, including Suzi Blu, Lisa Bebi, Christy Hydeck, Paulette Insall, Cate Calacous Prato. It all begins with prepatory advice on how to manage your supplies and physically make space for you to work. This is followed by more than 15 projects that are inspiring, yet easy to complete on even the tightest of schedules and includes fun techniques such as assemblages, image transfers, and collages that are sure to keep you motivated. Plus, a bonus seven-day project journal helps you track your work as you go. Offering a unique combination of realistic time-management tips, inspiring essays, and easy-to-fit-in projects, Art at the Speed of Life will help you realize your dream of making art every day easily and happily.
Popular beading magazines are featuring projects incorporating chain, and the designs range from classic to vintage to steampunk. Chain Style expands on this hot trend by offering 50 creative ideas for how to use chain as the key design feature.Key Features:Learn how to stretch your beading materials by incorporating chain in your design.The tools and materials are easy to obtain, and the techniques used are suitable for beginners.Techniques include opening and closing jump rings, cutting chain, oxidizing and hammering the chain to create texture and variety plus creating wire-wrapped loops and jump rings.50 designs by top jewelry artists including Jane Dickerson, Kerry Bogert, Denise Peck, Yvonne Irvin, Leslie Rogalski, Lorelei.Jane Dickerson, editor of Step by Step and Creative Jewelry magazines, offers a step-by-step guide to making easy, stylish, and contemporary bracelets and necklaces incorporating chain as a key element of the design. With 50 fabulous projects, there is a wide variety of design styles to choose from, plus lots or inspiring ideas for using chain creatively.Designing with chain is fast, fun, and affordable . . . A few special beads connected together with chain will make a fabulous necklace in minutes!
Wireworkers of all skill levels, rejoice! -get this comprehensive guide packed full of illustrated techniques.A welcome addition to a best-selling series, The Wireworker's Companion is a complete, compact resource for wireworking techniques.Experts Denise Peck and Jane Dickerson act as your trusty guides, first explaining in-depth about all the tools, materials, and wire-wrapping fundamentals you'll need. They then cover more advanced topics, including texture and patina, chain maille, and even basic metalsmithing.Whether you are new to wire or a wireworking wizard, The Wireworker's Companion is the essential reference for your wireworking adventures.
Jewelry makers and beaders love working with glass beads for their versatility, affordability, and ability to be used in a combination of techniques. Glass beads can add a subtle shine to a jewelry design or take center stage. From tiny seed beads to eye-catching lampwork beads, glass takes many forms - clear, transparent, opaque, vibrantly colored, shiny, or matte.Included in Create Jewelry: Glass are 21 stunning projects ranging in difficulty from easy stringing pieces to more involved seed-bead weaving designs. All projects are glamorous and timeless and represent unique ways to use glass beads in jewelry designs for necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Innovative designs are combined with intriguing anecdotes, history, and tips about these beautiful beads. Try your hand at a range of techniques, including stringing, wireworking, knotting, and bead weaving and stitches such as ladder stitch, brick stitch, tubular herringbone stitch, square stitch, peyote stitch, and more. Step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow, plus thorough materials lists. Projects are divided into Classic, Special-Occasion, and Fashion-Forward categories, so readers can easily find designs of their choosing. Additional sidebars of interest include the history of glass, glass bead-making techniques, and entertaining tidbits about these specialty beads.From sassy, elegant, dressy, or flirty, Create Jewelry: Glass gives beaders exciting ideas with stunning designs that are both easy and challenging, and that can be created anywhere!
Are you a new beader seeking solid beading foundations? Or are you an experienced beadworker wanting to refine your skills? Mastering Beadwork is your ultimate resource for beading knowledge-it's a project book plus reference tool wrapped up in one.Based on years of teaching experience, Carol Cypher presents easy-to-understand instructions with informative sidebars to help anyone master beading techniques. Each of the 13 techniques are explained in detail, then further explored with projects to enhance the beader's skills and confidence. The 63 projects included here-ranging from bracelets, necklaces, rings, and earrings to findings, closures, beaded beads, and other beaded objects-teach a single project or technique but are arranged to build skills at any level. You'll also find suggestions for personalizing and expanding on each project or pattern.Learn all the basic beading stitches-from peyote, spiral, vertical and horizontal netting, bead crochet, right-angle weave, triangle weave, daisy chain, ladder stitch, ndebele, brick stitch, African helix, and more.Mastering Beadwork is a classroom in a book, an all-in-one reference guide, and a compendium of beading techniques. It will supplement what you've already learned in beading classes, set you on the first steps to beading confidence, and infuse your work with inspiration.
A majority of women who take up beading as a hobby end up selling their work - at home parties, craft fairs, fine galleries, or on eBay. Marketing and Selling Handmade Jewelry provides the practical advice and encouragement to do it right and do it with flair.First step: Match your design style and time commitment with the most appropriate target market.Second step: Learn the nitty-gritty of setting up a home-based business.Third step: Develop a distinctive "look" for brochures, ads, hang tags, show signage.Last but not least: Master the fine art of pricing for a profit.The reader will revel in the success stories of women who have made it work. Viki Lareau, co-owner of The Bead Factory in Tacoma, Washington, and co-founder of the Puget Sound Bead Festival, has mentored hundreds of beaders and jewelry-makers on their way to success. This book is a compilation of her knowledge, wisdom, and experience - an essential business guide for creative jewelry artists.Learn how to market and sell your jewelry anywhere you are with Marketing and Selling HAndmade Jewelry!
Bead in more places with Stringing Style!We've collected the most gorgeous ideas from Beadwork magazine's special issues and added 10 new projects by the talented Beadwork magazine team: Jean Campbell, Dustin Wedekind, Danielle Fox, Jamie Hogsett, and Paulette Livers.Stringing Style includes:Step-by-step instructions, stringing tips, easy-to-understand illustrations, and stunning photographsA Stringing 101 tutorial that covers crimping, adding jump rings and clasps, and insider design tipsFresh-Picked ProjectsBeginners will love the glimmering River Gauche necklace or the imaginative L.A. Days Combo.More experienced beaders will be captivated by the shimmering Billy Buys Buttons by the Boardwalk bracelet, the delicious Butterscotch Drops necklace, and the sweet Raspberry Swirl necklace.With Stringing Style, you can whip up a necklace or bracelet for every day of the month and beyond! Imagine the possibilities that await you!
Love the idea of making handcrafted wire jewelry but just don't know how to begin? Getting Started Making Wire Jewelry can teach you!Discover:More than 100 color photographs and illustrations walk you, step by step, from where and how to shop for wire and beads, choosing the right kind and gauge of wire, to what tools-of-the-trade you'll need to borrow or buy.How to make basic jewelry components such as loops, jump rings, findings, and connectors and then create one or all of the 6 projects including earrings, rings, a bracelet - or decorated cards.An abundance of tips and resources will keep those ideas flowing.With Getting Started Making Wire Jewelry as your guide, you'll master the art of creating beautiful wire jewelry and gifts in no time!
For spinners and weavers alike! Get in-depth information on fiber properties and color choices, as well as beautifully photographed samples.Spin to Weave is not simply a how-to-spin book, but a how-to-spin-exactly-what-you-want book. Weavers who spin their own yarns have the ability to choose fiber type, method of twist insertion (woolen, worsted), twist amount and/or direction, finishing methods, and grist.Author Sara Lamb focuses on the process of spinning for specific results, providing detailed instructions, a sampling of projects, variations, and a gallery of pieces by other spinners.Sara takes the reader to the very source of woven fabric- introducing the thought processes and concepts related to choosing fibers and how to spin them with finished fabric in mind.
Get 25 small and quick crochet projects from top designers to add color and cheer to your home! In Crochet at Home, editor Brett Bara and a team of crochet experts bring 25 exciting home projects to life. Explore a collection of practical, pretty pieces for your kitchen, living room, and bedroom: from a riotously colorful blanket, to a delicate bunting of crocheted snowflakes, to flower-inspired trivets that are anything but dull-and even a full-sized ottoman! Techniques such as felting, lace, and crocheting with wire will appeal to beginner and advanced crocheters alike. Projects are made in affordable yarns, especially for large pieces and ones that take a beating, like kitchen accessories. Join Brett and her team of all-star crocheters in this cheerful, affordable, and occasionally humorous take on home decor in this new and approachable resource.
Big city. Big style. Discover knitting that's fashionable yet timeless.Knit for uptown or downtown with a trend-setting New York City designer. With these 20 polished, sophisticated projects, knitwear designer Melissa Wehrle has created a collection that perfectly reflects the rhythm, flavor, and drama of city life.From a chunky cabled sweater and hat to a beautiful tunic and gossamer cardigan, Melissa's designs are beautifully shaped, expertly finished, and ready to be shown off on the street. They feature a variety of construction and finishing techniques, including knit-in pockets, tabs, button details, slip-stitch edgings, and small slits and pleats.Projects are divided along three themes:Heart of the City- Designed for those who enjoy sleek midtown in mind.Urban Bohemia- The downtown bohemian goddess will love these looks.City Gardens- Made to inspire a sense of tranquility.These three looks balance out a complete picture of the modern woman. What more could a city knitter need?
Creating stunning, professional-looking beaded jewelry is a snap with with Bead It with BeadworkInside you'll find 16 artisan projects featuring the attention-to-detail and clear instruction readers' have come to expect from Beadwork magazine. Each beautifully beaded necklace, pair of earrings, pin, and bracelet includes all the direction you'll need from tools to materials to step-by-step illustrations.With Bead It with Beadwork, you're just a few beads and strings away from creating unique jewelry you'll love to wear.
Push your spinning skills to new heights and get adventurous with textured yarn with Spin Art!Jacey Boggs helps you bring textured yarns to the next level in Spin Art. Inside you'll learn all the secrets behind her exciting new fusion of traditional spinning and envelope-pushing creativity.The yarn styles explored in this comprehensive spinning guide are as well made as they are inventive. Jacey walks you through each of her techniques, with a refreshing mixture of quirky, fanciful, and unexpected designs that are always skillfully constructed. Inside you'll discover:How to create innovative, eye-catching single and plied spun yarn styles, including wraps, beehives, bumps, racing stripes, loops, bubblewrap, multiplied, and more.Detailed technical instruction with step-by-step photos with finished spun yarn and swatch close-ups.Jacey's bright personality and motivational tips to inspire all spinning enthusiasts to unleash their creative spirit.Jacey has bottled the energy and expertise of her highly sought after workshops into a personal, at-home textured yarn workshop experience for you.Spin Art is an irresistible adventure for spinners who are interested in creating delightful and durable textured yarns.
Beginning with an overview of the properties of metal clay, including safety information and metalsmithing terms, this thorough resource offers detailed procedures for creating a variety of components, settings, findings, attachments, 3-D forms, and textured effects. Each technique is shown with step-by-step photography to make it easy for jewelry makers at the advanced beginner to intermediate levels to learn the art of metal clay. The 12 unique projects within have multiple components made from metal clay, including clasps, chains, and settings; moveable and removable pieces; unusual textures and patinas; and unique construction and engineering. Creative tips on incorporating beads are also included. This handbook offers jewelry artists the design inspiration needed to create gallery-level pieces that are truly wearable art.
In Knit Kimono Too, best-selling author and knitwear designer Vicki Square returns with more than 20 brand-new Asian-inspired designs that flatter all body types. You'll discover garments including tops, tunics, and vests that blend traditional inspiration with projects that contemporary knitters can't resist. Knit Kimono Too focuses on lighter weight knits for layering, plus unique stitch patterns, colorwork, and openwork designs, in addition to innovative shaping, interesting closures and edgings, and clever knitting techniques.Vicki also demonstrates the special techniques and stitches that make these garments so elegantly wearable, including two-color slip stitch, surface embroidery, two-hand stranded colorwork, garter-stitch shortrows, attaching knitted cord, making origami folds, double knitting, and more.
Designer Kristin Omdahl is one of the most innovative designers working today, and in A Knitting Wrapsody, she showcases her signature motif designs and experimental construction in 18 original patterns - five scarves, six wraps, five shawls, and two skirts - that provide new ways to think about knitting pieces that wrap, drape, or tie.Unlike other wrap books, this collection offers some ingenious ways for wrapping your knitting, whether around the neck, shoulders, or waist. The designs for these garments are just what knitters are hungry for - inspirational, creative patterns that advance skills, explore shape and silhouette, and are beautiful to wear year-round.All of the garments incorporate interesting elements, from reversible stitch patterns and unique knitted edgings to interesting closures. Each project is knitted, but much of the aesthetic draws inspiration from the geometry, motifs, and techniques of crochet.With her passionate attention to stitch detail and one-of-a-kind motif designs, Kristin offers a wide range of projects in A Knitting Wrapsody for a variety of skill levels and time commitments. Expand your wardrobe with bold, stylish shapes and add form-flattering pieces perfect for layering.
Intermediate jewelry artists seeking new design possibilities can learn step-by-step instructions on how to wire-wrap using faceted stones, how to create pendants with any size or shape or faceted stone, how to use several methods of working with and setting faceted stones, plus mixing wire gauges and tempers to create stable and creative pieces.In Wirework, Dale "Cougar" Armstrong showcases her classic jewelry style and shows how to create beautiful custom bracelets, necklaces, pendants, earrings, and rings in 18 projects. You'll learn:how to work with half-hard wire; when to use other tempers and whyDale's favorite tools and proper tool usageusing geometry in wire-jewelry functions; making the "right" right angles; shaping with and without mandrels; using "found" items for shaping; when and how to use snap-set components; choosing the right cabochons and gemstonesWirework will challenge artists to be creative, think outside the box, and transform jewelry into their own style.
Discover the exquisiteness of copper and how to create one-of-a-kind designs with Contemporary Copper Jewelry.Create contemporary copper jewelry as Sharilyn Miller teaches you how to make beautifully designed and afforable pieces, from bracelets and necklaces to earrings and pins. Copper offers jewelry makers a stylish, yet inexpensive alternative to silver, and is attractive, easy to work with, and very accessible.Inside this beautiful book you'll find:Step-by-step photography for all projects and techniquesTips for mixing metals with copper to create one-of-a-kind designsAn extensive technique section that includes distressing copper, simple metalwork, cold joins, and creating unique wire components22 projects from a collection of top jewelry artists, including Rachel Nelson-Smith, Dale "Couger" Armstrong, Eugenia Chan, and Richard Salley, that are sure to inspire wire and metal jewelry enthusiasts
Liberate your sewing and mixed media with Sew Wild!Sew Wild gives you the green light to make great surface design and mixed media art by breaking the rules and showing you there is no right or wrong way of creating. Enjoy the unlimited freedom and possibilities of color, pattern, and customizable fabric. Get wild with printing, painting, drawing, stenciling, and other surface design methods. Explore unique design materials such as plastic bags, photographs, and cardboard. Inside Sew Wild you'll find 12 simple sewing projects to make colorful, wearable, and hip designs, including a stunning wall quilt, adorable hats for kids or adults, a pretty wreath, cuff bracelets, and a modern ruffled apron.Influenced by graffiti, collages, and nature, Alisa Burke shares more than 20 mixed-media and stitching techniques to transform fabric from boring to exploding with color and pattern. By freely exploring and combining many techniques with no restrictions, you'll develop the skills to make an infinite variety of handmade fabrics at a fraction of the cost of commercial prints.Whether you're already a rule-breaker or you're looking to improvise, grab Sew Wild and learn how to create fabric and designs that explode with color, pattern, and soul.
Stamped Metal Jewelry teaches multiple metal stamping and texturing techniques, and the projects incorporate wirework and metalsmithing to create fabulous necklaces, beads, charms, bracelets, cuffs, and earrings. The book opens with an extensive section on stamping, wirework, and metalsmithing tools and techniques. With these skills, you can begin the inspiring jewelry designs with confidence. Nineteen projects cover a variety of techniques and designs such as creating charms, incorporating stamped links into beaded projects, making stamped links from flat wire and wire-wrapping them together, stamping on blanks and layering them, riveting, texturing metal, oxidizing, and more. In addition to Lisa's projects, the book features contributions by nationally known guest artists Tracy Stanley, Kriss Silva, Lisa Claxton, Kate Richbourg, Janice Berkebile, and Connie Fox.
With a variety of metals including silver, copper, brass, steel, and colored wire, Wire Style 2 incorporates materials to fit any jewelry maker's tastes and budget.Inside Wire Style 2, you'll discover:A whopping 45 unique patterns for necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings, and pinsDetailed discussions with step-by-step photographs of wire techniques, including coiling, wrapping, and finishingClear, step-by-step instructions as well as difficulty ratings for each project to accommodate every skill levelWire Style 2 contributors are top designers specializing in a range of different wire-jewelry techniques including Kerry Bogert, Jodi Bombardier, Jane Dickerson, Lorelei Eurto, Connie Fox, Lisa Niven Kelly, Donna Spadafore, and Cindy Wimmer. Between these nine designers, you're sure to find projects to fit any style whim from chic and elegant to colorful and funky. Loaded with inspirational ideas from the experts, Wire Style 2 offers the best of the best in valuable tips and exciting projects to jewelry makers alike.And when you visit:www.interweavestore.com/Beading/DVDs-Videos/Wire-Essentials-DVD.htmlyou can get a bonus DVD that makes following along with Denise Peck even easier! Learn key techniques for wirework success and great craftsmanship.Add Wire Style 2 and a Denise Peck DVD to your collection and get a comprehensive guide that truly offers something special for every jewelry maker, beginner to advanced.
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