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Beaded jewelry with found objects : incorporate anything from buttons to shells
Rodgers, Carole.
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Publication Information:
Iola, WI : Krause Publications, [2004]

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128 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
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TT860 .R73 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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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

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Chapter 1 Getting Startedp. 7
Found Objectsp. 8
Beadsp. 8
Tools and Suppliesp. 11
Work Areap. 14
Beading Tips and Techniquesp. 14
Chapter 2 The Weaving Stitchesp. 17
Right-Angle Weavep. 18
Ladder Stitchp. 21
Basic Even-Number Flat Peyote Stitch (Gourd Stitch)p. 22
Vertical Netting or Lattice Weavep. 24
Backstitchingp. 25
Couchingp. 26
Chapter 3 Straps, Necklaces, and Fringep. 27
The Strapsp. 28
Simple Stringingp. 28
Scalloped Peyotep. 29
Potawatomi Weavep. 30
Spiral Ropep. 31
Herringbone Chain (Chevron)p. 32
Right-Angle Weave Variationsp. 33
The Fringep. 34
Straight Fringep. 34
Branched Fringep. 34
Looped Fringep. 35
Twisted Fringep. 35
Galleryp. 36
Chapter 4 Beading a Cabochonp. 37
Leopard Skin Agate Broochp. 38
Bronze Septarian Necklacep. 42
Root Beer Septarian Necklacep. 44
Potawatomi Septarian Necklacep. 46
Marble Moon Man Necklacep. 48
Amethyst Crystal Necklacep. 51
Imperial Jasper Necklace and Earringsp. 54
Fluorite Slab Necklacep. 57
Magnifying Glass Necklacep. 60
Painted Stone Doughnut Necklacep. 62
Galleryp. 64
Chapter 5 Wearable Hardwarep. 65
Drawer-Pull Lariatp. 66
Heavy-Metal Necklacep. 68
Key-Plate Necklacep. 70
Copper Elbow Chokerp. 72
Fuses Braceletp. 74
Galleryp. 76
Chapter 6 All That Glitters Might Be Glassp. 77
Green Perfume Bottle Necklacep. 78
Chinese Pottery Necklacep. 82
Beach Glass Necklacep. 84
Beaded Bottle Earringsp. 86
Chapter 7 Something's Fishyp. 89
Spinners and Eye Pins Setp. 90
Fish Worm Necklace and Earringsp. 92
Swivels Jewelry Setp. 94
Galleryp. 96
Chapter 8 Playing Games with Beadingp. 97
Dominoes Necklace and Earringsp. 98
Scrabble Tile Braceletp. 100
Mahjongg Tile Necklacep. 102
Mahjongg Tile Broochp. 104
Chapter 9 Buttons and Coinsp. 107
Pearl-and-Gold Button Necklacep. 108
Old Button Necklacep. 110
Chinese Coin Necklacep. 112
Galleryp. 114
Chapter 10 Shells and Other Natural Thingsp. 115
Beaded Gourd Necklacep. 116
Shell Broochp. 118
Crystal Point Necklacep. 120
Leather Pouch Necklacep. 122
Galleryp. 124
Resourcesp. 126
Contributorsp. 127
About the Authorp. 128