A beaded tassel is no longer a hassle using the techniques from all-star beadwork author Jamie Cloud Eakin. This book includes instructions for four types of tassels including detailed illustrations, design considerations and, of course, seventeen fabulous projects. Advance your beadwork techniques and creativity and get inspired with this must have addition to any beading library.
Michael Carroll is the first to bring psychoanalytic theory to bear on a range of Catholic cults and devotions, including the Rosary, the Angelus, the Stations of the Cross, the Blood Miracles of Naples, the Stigmata, the Forty Hours, the Brown Scapular, and the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Carroll assembles a great deal of historical information that until now has been widely scattered in obscure publications. He suggests why such devotions are absent from the Protestant tradition and argues for a new and more subtle appreciation of the role that Italian Catholicism played in shaping Catholicism generally.
A comprehensive introduction to the materials, tools, equipment, and techniques used to make unique beads with a variety of shapes, colors, and finishes. The straightforward instructions discuss topics that include conditioning raw clay and making simple shapes; producing more complex shapes, such as rounds, canes, and spirals; decorating the beads with foils, powders, and millefiori; and creating faux effects like ivory, bone, turquoise, marble, and silver. A gallery of beads by internationally renowned artists, hundreds of step-by-step photographs of new beads designed by the author, and a clay gauge that allows one to estimate how much clay is necessary to make a specific quantity of beads are included, making this a comprehensive guide that will provide inspiration, demonstrate the range of effects that can be achieved in polymer clay, and teach beaders how to incorporate these beads into jewelry designs.
Focusing solely on brick stitch, this unique guide presents 10 exciting beading projects -- from tassels to necklaces -- along with detailed, illustrated instructions. The history of this elegant stitch -- in tribal Africa, during the Victorian era, and its use by Native Americans -- includes a look at brick stitch beadwork by contemporary artists. Descriptions of necessary tools and techniques including increasing, decreasing, and finishing offer beaders the expertise to create their own beautiful brick stitch works of art.
Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Bead and sequin embroidery stitches give any garment or fabric accessory added glamour and pizzazz. Sparkling full-color photos and diagrams guide you through the basic stitches for this beautiful technique, including running, satin, and daisy petal stitches. There are more advanced procedures, too, such as making looped fringes, tassels, rosette motifs, and cut-outs to appliqué on any item. Full-size templates enable you to recreate a dozen stunning designs, including a starburst, a heart with pattern, and a variety of flowers. A gallery of spectacular pieces and numerous handy tips help you make the most of this rewarding craft. A Selection of the Crafters Choice Book Club.