With a solid knowledge of the most common bead stitches, any jewelry maker can make beautiful jewelry they'll love to wear. In Learn to Stitch Beaded Jewelry, designer and teacher Marla Salezze teaches the basics of the most popular bead stitches in a fun and accessible way. Readers will learn spiral stitch, peyote stitch, ladder stitch, herringbone stitch, netting, square stitch, brick stitch, right-angle weave, and bead embroidery through clear instructions and illustrations. Salezze offers a taste of each stitch in straightforward projects that are easy to follow and fun to make, plus design variations using each project's main technique. The 40+ projects in Learn to Stitch Beaded Jewelry use the bead stitchers' most popular and easy-to-find materials: seed beads, stones, crystals, fire-polished beads, cylinder beads, and more. The finished pieces are colorful and fun, and beginning stitchers will love learning how to make jewelry they can wear or give as gifts. Advanced stitchers will appreciate the fresh projects they can make in a weekend using the skills they already have.
Marla Salezze is a jewelry designer and teacher of Beadweaving. Her original beadwork designs have been published in Bead&Button, Beadwork, Beading Daily, Step by Step Wire and Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazines. She lives in Venice, Florida.
Introduction Basics - Beader's toolkit - Beading basics Projects (three pieces each in these stitches) - Peyote Stitch - Spiral Rope Stitch - Ladder Stitch - Herringbone Stitch - Netting - Square Stitch - Brick Stitch - Bead Embroidery - Right-Angle Weave About the Author and Acknowledgments