In this book, Melanie presents her beautiful new beadwork technique - Hubble stitch. Packed with tips, all presented in Melanie's fun and friendly style, you will feel as if you're in a creative and dynamic beading workshop. You will soon be incorporating this wonderfully lacy and extraordinarily adaptable stitch into your beading world. To help you learn and practise Hubble, the book contains 12 beautiful projects including a variety of glamorous bracelets and cuffs, gorgeous earrings, a spectacular vortex necklace for spectacles, Hubble ropes, a sparkly crystal scarf ring and finally the Solar Flare - a lovely little versatile beaded element using lots of Hubble techniques combined.
Melanie de Miguel is a renowned UK beadwork artist and tutor. Her passion for the technical side of beading, the thread paths and how they influence bead positions in relation to each other stems from her scientific background. These combined fascinations have led her to create Hubble stitch and present it in this, her first ever beadwork book.
5 INTRODUCTION11 CHAPTER ONE Materials and Tools13 Notes and Terms17 CHAPTER TWO Hubble Stitch24 Projects - 1: Spectrum28 2: Spex Vortex30 3: La Nina32 4: Fans37 CHAPTER THREE 2-Drop Hubble and 3-Drop Hubble38 2-Drop41 3-Drop44 Project - 5: Mercury47 CHAPTER FOUR Horizontal Spaced Out Hubble (HorSO)52 Projects - 6: Enchanted Forest54 7: Crystal Ladder57 CHAPTER FIVE Vertical Spaced Out Hubble (VerSO)58 VerSO-162 VerSO-265 VerSO-369 Project - 8: Christmas Cuff74 CHAPTER SIX Circular and Tubular Hubble76 Projects - 9: Snowflakes79 10: Hubble Ropes82 11: Scarf Ring87 CHAPTER SEVEN Inverted Hubble94 Project - 12: Solar Flares99 THANKS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS