SKU: B00/41 Simple Lace and Other Beaded Jewelry Patterns by Mary Ellen Harte
Simple Lace and Other Beaded Jewelry Patterns (For Ages 7 to 70) by Mary Ellen Harte
This is the first seed bead workbook, written with beaders of all ages in mind, to supply large, clear, graphic illustrations plus instructions on how to thread many popular jewelry patterns.
This provides the framework for creating attractive and colorful rings, bracelets, napkin holders, necklaces and earrings. The patterns come from cultures throughout the world, many of which were collected by the author during her travels.
The book is a must for the beginning and intermediate seed bead worker, and several of the patterns may be taught to children as young as 7 years old. It is also a great "glossary" of pattern ideas that bead addicts can use in their own designs.
The fun begins with simple chains and a beaded ball and loop clasp that can be put on any pattern. Each page has a graphic pattern large enough to place beads on, and a clear illustration of how to thread the beads. A short set of specific instructions offers further guidance, along with several hints on how to vary the design to create unique pieces. The next patterns show how to create simple lacy bracelets and slender lace necklaces. Three patterns show simple, beautiful earrings. Finally, there are patterns for creating larger, elegant lace necklaces and chokers. Color photos of all jewelry patterns are provided.
Among the many patterns are: Lace Loop Chains, Lace Diamond, Pretzel Loop, Flower Chains, Pagoda Earrings, Hula Hoop Necklace, Pennant Choker, Julia's Necklace, Empress Choker and Valentine Necklace.
This is a wonderful new book for all ages and skill levels!