Jewellery-makers will learn how to tie decorative knots from across the world with this stylish directory. Clear diagrams are teamed with step-by-step instructions to make tying 75 different knots simple. And each knot is graded so even complete beginners can get started straight away. Ten projects will inspire readers to create beautiful and original jewellery. Combine ornamental knots with beads for a modern look, or choose a more traditional style with entirely knot-built pieces. With detailed material lists and photography of finished items, this book is the complete guide to a unique style. Also containing a comprehensive techniques section, 75 Decorative Knots shows how to use jump rings and seal cords correctly. This practical know-how will be invaluable as readers progress to designing and creating their own knotted jewellery.
Laura Williams first discovered the joys of tying knots as a girl scout, and quickly progressed to creating friendship bracelets to wear and share as a teenager. In 2006, Laura moved from Wiltshire to the far north of the Scottish highlands, where she had the opportunity to devote more time to her creative endeavours. The discovery of Chinese and other decorative knots inspired the opening of her shop - NorthernDawn.etsy.com - on Etsy in 2009. Her beautiful pieces of beaded and knotted jewellery are all handmade using the expert skills shared in this book. Elise Mann, known as The Crafty Owl, has been a crafts writer, designer and teacher for over twenty years, and is a trained technical author as well as an expert in many crafts. She specializes in beadwork and beadmaking, and is News Editor for the Bead Society of Great Britain.
Prelims Introduction Tools and techniques Directory of knots Jewellery projects Resources, index and credits