Beadweaving Brilliance 2: Make Beautiful Jewelry While Mastering Six Basic Beading Stitches, Special Bonus Section on Peyote StitchPaperback
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- Publisher: Kodansha
- Format: Paperback | 90 pages
- Dimensions: 208mm x 254mm x 4mm | 281g
- Publication date: 2 June 2008
- ISBN 10: 488996231X
- ISBN 13: 9784889962314
- Illustrations note: colour illustrations, black & white line drawings, colour line drawings
- Sales rank: 211,473
In her follow-up to last fall's well-received Beadweaving Brilliance, Kumiko Mizuno Ito shows crafters how to make more colorful and unique beaded pieces using off-loom techniques. Readers will learn a variety of stitches that will enable them to weave beads into flat fabric or 3-dimensional objects with a single needle and thread. And even though the finished projects may look complicated, each piece is simple enough for a beginner to complete in only one to two hours. The first two sections of Beadweaving Brilliance 2 include detailed, step-by-step directions for making rings, necklaces, bracelets, lariattas, earrings, chokers, brooches, eyeglass chains and straps using the different stitches (peyote, spiral rope, daisy chain, herringbone, brick, right angle, etc.). A third section serves as an Inspiration Gallery, in which vibrant full-color photographs showcase masterpieces by the author and other bead artists. The book concludes with a guide to tools and materials, fundamental techniques and a directory of basic stitches. Enjoyable and satisfying, the projects in Beadweaving Brilliance 2 will let readers express their individuality and create gorgeous beaded ornaments for themselves or for special friends, family and loved ones.
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Well-known in Japan as an expert on bead work, KUMIKO MIZUNO ITO also gives demonstrations and lectures on knitting. She has edited and compiled several textbooks on beading and has written other books in Japanese. Ito has appeared on NHK-TV, Japans public broadcasting network.