Attendance at the Bead & Button Show, the largest consumer bead show in the world, has grown by more than 400 percent in six years Book contains various projects for a range of skill levels Brooches, Buttons & Bracelets teaches you how to use a few basic beadwork techniques to create a beautiful beaded brooch, a button to adorn a favorite jacket, or a stunning bracelet with an attitude all its own.
Whether you prefer using existing buttons, or designing your own, this beautiful bead book will help you expand your basic skills, through 200+ step-by-step photos and illustrations of techniques including peyote stitch, brick stitch, ladder stitch and fringe, featured in 24 projects. In addition you'll discover instructions for two types of cabochon beadwork and bead encasing.Jane Davis is a highly sought-after instructor for beadwork and knitting, regular contributing editor for Classic Elite Yarn Company, and author of several books, including Bead Embroidery The Complete Guide, Felted Crochet and The Complete Guide to Beading TechniquesIn Bracelets, Buttons & Brooches, beading artist Jane Davis shows you how to combine glass cabochons, modern or antique buttons, gemstones, larger beads, and polymer-clay shapes with a variety of beads, including: seed, cylinder, bugle, charlotte, faceted, semi-precious stone, focal, metal and others to create a variety of bracelets, buttons and brooches. Common stitches used include, the ladder stitch, peyote stitch, brick stitch, netting stitch, and others. Bracelets, Buttons & Brooches includes: A complete listing of supplies and tools needed, Technique tutorials with interesting variations, 20 exquisite projects with step-by-step instructions.
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