Inspired by art history, artist Lisa Kan offers a truly unique jewelry collection with a romantic yet modern sensibility. Bead Romantique: Elegant Beadweaving Designs features seventeen step-by-step designs inspired by the Gothic, Renaissance, Victorian, and Art Nouveau eras reinterpreted in her distinctive contemporary style. Emphasizing a mix of vintage findings, beads, lampwork, buttons, and modern components, Lisaas jewelry brings a feminine mystique and sophistication to beadwork design. Each project builds on simple elements to create sophisticated designs and incorporate off-loom seed bead weaving, stringing, and wirework. Projects include a scalloped chain necklace, pearl Ndebele earrings and bracelet set, mesh pearl bracelet, bohemian drop earrings, a Victorian diamond cuff, and more. Novice beaders can progress through projects and increase their skills and beading confidence while advanced beaders will find exciting new challenges. Included are Lisaas expert design and technique tips and tricks along with detailed instruction and illustrations for every project. Lisa also gives information on finding special vintage beads and components to give your jewelry that romantic quality plus ways to make modern components look vintage. Beaders will love seeing projects worked in a variety of colorways to provide ideas for endless customization. Create elegant, feminine, and romantic heirloom-quality jewelry with Bead Romantique.CREATING THE BASE It is easier to create the tiered effect and align the three strands first with the chains intact. ... By varying the quantity of pearl and crystal link elements in each of the three chains, a tiered effect is created. ... ADDING THE MOP BEAD ACCENTS AND JOINING THE 3 CHAINS a#39;agt;11 Each ofthe MOP flower beads are attached 1aquot; (2.5 cm) away from the last link made to the chain at bothanbsp;...
|Publisher||:||Betterway Books - 2013-03-15|