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Soutache: 30 Gorgeous Bead Embroidery Designs

Soutache: 30 Gorgeous Bead Embroidery Designs

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By (author) Anneta Valious

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  • Publisher: Lark Books,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 220mm x 280mm x 12mm | 620g
  • Publication date: 13 June 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Asheville
  • ISBN 10: 1454707577
  • ISBN 13: 9781454707578
  • Illustrations note: full colour throughout, includes photographs
  • Sales rank: 19,039

Product description

Soutache jewellery is widely represented on Etsy and it's a hot trend on beading blogs. Soutache is a decorative braid. Attaching it to a backing and embellishing it with cabochons, crystals, and beads, is a hot, trending technique - and this is the first English-language book dedicated to this fantastic, yet relatively easy craft. Anneta Valious, the world's top soutache designer, describes the entire process, from sewing methods to making straps to finishing, and provides 25 projects that include necklaces, earrings, pendants, bracelets, barrettes and more. It's the perfect guide for beaders, jewellery makers and general crafters eager to expand their repertoire and take their designs to the next level.

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Anneta Valious lives in Nantes, France. She is the premier soutache jewellery designer in the world.

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"Stamping is an accessible craft with a low barrier for entry--crafters only need a medium to carve, a linoleum cutter or craft knife, ink, and something on which to stamp . . . The variety of artists ensures a reasonably diverse range of styles . . . Stamping isn't just for scrapbookers, and this title will open crafters' eyes to the potential for stamping fabric, wood, and even porcelain." --"Library Journal" "Fabulous step-by-step photos and instructions for sophisticated designs." --"Bead Design Studio" "The rising popularity of soutache has jewelry makers hungry for instructions on how to use this fabulous braid in elegant designs. Anneta presents step-by-step instructions to create 30 beautiful projects, using a variety of techniques, beads, and stones. She provides a 24-page 'Techniques' section for the projects in this book, and then complements her instructions with excellent photographs throughout. This is a beautiful book full of gorgeous projects!" --"Bead & Button" "Soutache is a type of braid historically used as a luxurious decorative trim--and in the right hands it can also be used to create lightweight, elegant jewelry designs. "Soutache: 30 Gorgeous Bead Embroidery Designs" by Anneta Valious is the first English-language book to describe this technique. Step-by-step directions and almost 500 instructional photos teach you how to combine stitching and beading methods to create unique bead-and-fiber masterpieces." --"BEADWORK"