Beaded Colorways: Freeform Beadweaving Projects and Palettes

Beaded Colorways: Freeform Beadweaving Projects and Palettes

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By (author) Beverly Gilbert

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  • Publisher: NORTH LIGHT BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 208mm x 276mm x 14mm | 540g
  • Publication date: 26 February 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Ohio
  • ISBN 10: 1600613187
  • ISBN 13: 9781600613180
  • Illustrations note: 250 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 56,264

Product description

Mix Glowing Color Palettes to Create Stunning Jewelry Learn to approach color as a painter does, only your palette will be rainbow-hued beads, and your paintings will be spectacular jewelry you can wear! Beaded Colorways shows you how to mix beads and gems to create custom color blends called Bead Soups. These soups are then woven together into dazzling pieces that are more like works of art than simple jewelry. You'll even learn how to seamlessly stitch from one color to another, helping you create stunning multicolor jewelry. Beverly Gilbert teaches you to create your own stunning beaded works of art through:* In-depth discussions about color theory-accompanied by color wheels-allowing you to turn beads into your medium and make jewelry your canvas* Clear photos and step-by-step instructions guide you through beadweaving techniques-including netting, peyote and freeform stitches-letting you create truly unique jewelry*18 projects that include a mix of materials to add even more texture: gems, beach glass, ribbon and metal all make their way into stunning creationsLet Beaded Colorways start your artistic beading journey.

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Author information

Prior to nurturing her creative interests, Beverly Ash Gilbert worked in the aerospace industry. In 2003, she founded Gilbert Designs, LLC, and began teaching beading workshops. She teaches all over the United States and at the Bead & Button Show, where her classes consistently sell out.

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By Adrienne Goodenough 08 May 2010 5

This is a fabulous book, with clear photographs, great step by step instructions and really useful tips all the way through. Beverly covers metalworking techniques as well as beading, and beginners can follow her instructions well enough to create lovely pieces of their own.

Beverly has a great eye for colour and her samples are insprational. Well worth every penny!