Experiment with different shapes, colours and materials, from tiny seed beads and delicas to stunning feature beads made from crystal, shell or agate. This easy-to-use book explains all the tools, materials and techniques you will need, and features 100 stunning designs for necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
Like so many beaders Stephanie Burnham's creative life started in another textile discipline. She took an Adult Education course entitled Art & Design in Embroidery and stayed on to take her City and Guilds in Embroidery. Stephanie was invited to teach at The Country Cross Stitcher and they are now in the 9th year of workshops for The Woburn School of Needlework. Here she teaches classes in both embroidery and beadwork from beginners to innovative and challenging techniques. Stephanie started beading quite unexpectedly whilst attending an Embroiderers Guild meeting in Letchworth and was hooked after about half an hour. Stephanie was thrilled to be chosen to teach as the Great British Bead Show held in Coventry.
Step-by-step illustrated instructions reveal methods for stringing, weaving, netting, stitching and knotting, as well as finishing your piece with decorative findings. The main part of the book is a directory of patterns, organized by style so you can easily find the look you want, from colourful multi-strand chokers to elegant lariats Each design includes clear instructions and a recipe of beads required: an annotated diagram to indicate techniques used and show the arrangement and number of beads and a stunning full-colour photogrpah of the finished piece