Learn how to master hundreds of knotting and braiding techniques to create stunning jewellery and accessories. Written by renowned jewellery crafter and first Ambassador for Swarovski Elements, Dorothy Wood, The Knotting & Braiding Bible is the essential guide to knotting and braiding techniques for jewellery craft. The book covers kumihimo (braiding), plaiting, knotting (including macrame) and fusion, with techniques for adding beads, using different cords/wire and attaching findings. All the instructions have step by step photography to make them suitable for beginners. Choose from a selection of contemporary jewellery, accessories and home decor projects to create beautiful gifts and home decorations.
Dorothy Wood is an expert beader, craft designer and author who has written over 20 craft books on a variety of subjects and is a regular contributor to numerous craft magazines. Her recent titles for David & Charles include the bestselling The Beader's Bible (2008), Crystal Jewellery Creations (2010) and The Bead Jewellery Bible (2011). In 2012 Dorothy became the first UK Ambassador for Swarovski Elements.
Introduction Materials Cords and Threads Findings General Equipment General Techniques Knotting Braiding Kumihimo Projects About the Author