Beaded Jewelry with Found Objects: Incorporate Anything from Buttons to Shells
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If You Can Find It, You Can Bead It
A nifty necklace created from a worn piece of beach glass?
A bold brooch made out of a Chinese game piece?
A pair of exquisite earrings from recycled insulin bottles?
There is no question that even the mundane can be transformed to the magnificent through the creative insight of author Carole Rodgers.
Whether it is something you found in the local hardware store or something you literally picked up on your last outdoor adventure, you can convert everyday objects into jewelry pieces to admire.
Featured in this book:
More than 30 innovative ideas for necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and broaches
Exhaustive overview of beading techniques, including eight different weaving stitches along with numerous strap and fringe variations
Simple step-by-step instructions, accompanies by 225 how-to illustrations and 100 full-color photographs
Inspirational gallery pieces from 12 other beaded jewelry artists
weave takes on different looks, depending on the size, color, type, and number of different beads used. 7 Continue working in this manner until you have the length you want, with the finished stitch looking like that illustrated in Figure 3-7. Figure 3-7 30 BJFO-3.indd 30 12/12/03, 8:57:34 AM Spiral Rope This stitch makes a lovely and very strong round rope because the thread passes through every core bead at least three times. Use beads with large holes, such as Japanese seed beads or
the thread snugly. Push the core beads to the left. (Reverse this process if left-handed.) 4 String on one core bead and three outside beads, as in Figure 3-10. Figure 3-10 5 Skip the first core bead and pass the thread through the next three core beads from the bottom up. Then, pass through the core bead you just added, as in Figure 3-11. Push the outside Figure 3-11 beads to the left. 6 String on one core bead and three outside beads, as shown in Figure 3-12. 7 Skip the bottom two core
complement her beaded spools. While walking the hobby industry’s trade show, I saw Sharon Wald of Making Tracks, Ink., a Montana rubber stamp company, demonstrating stamping on the pieces of glass and metal they produce. When I explained my “found” object project, she graciously offered me some of her samples to use. I created this brooch with one of her pieces. BJFO-3.indd 36 12/12/03, 8:59:16 AM BEADING A CABOCHON Chapter 4 Cabochon is the term used to refer to gemstones that are cut in a
beads. Thread on enough black 11º seed beads to go around the collar above the redblack row. Pass through the beads again, making a ring, and couch in place. The beads lay against the collar and just above the red-black row, as shown. To attach the pin back: 1 Place the pin backing centered on the upper inside back piece and mark both ends with chalk pencil. To make hanging loops: To finish: 1 1 Determine the center of one long side of the brooch (one of the teardrop beads could be your
bronze 8mm faceted bead in place of the 6mm faceted bead (E-D-B-D), as shown in Figure 9-11. Figure 9-12 Figure 9-11 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Repeat the step 2 sequence (E-D-C-D) once again. String on one rose seed bead and one black tube bead. Repeat the step 2 sequence (E-D-C-D). Repeat steps 5 and 6. Repeat the step 3 bead sequence (E-D-B-D). Repeat the step 2 sequence (E-D-C-D) once again. 2 Trim the head pin to 3⁄8" and make a loop at the end above the beads. Refer to Figure 7-4, page 91,