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Knotted necklaces look great when combined with beautiful ceramic, metal or wooden beads. Just one knot with several semi-precious beads is stunning. Once the techniques are mastered, designs can be as extravagant, or as simple as you want no specialist equipment is required and no special skills.
Knots are an enchanting feature of Celtic design, but until now they had only survived in manuscripts, carvings, etchings, pottery or embroidery. Now Suzen Millodot has created beautiful jewellery from real three-dimensional Celtic knots tied with cords and embellished with beads and pendants. Suzen demonstrates techniques such as button and braid knots, plaits and Turk's Head knots and shows how to use them to make eighteen stunning projects including necklaces, bracelets, rings, brooches and earrings.
Introduces versatile techniques that can be applied to twenty creative designs, supplying patterns for the square and lark's head knots that can be combined with beads for a variety of jewelry options. Original.
Easy Beading, Vol. 4 presents the best projects from the fourth year of BeadStyle magazine. This annual includes more than 80 projects, and a thorough, illustrated Beader's Glossary and Basics section. The fast, fashionable, and fun projects are catagorized by material, and teach readers a variety of techniques and design ideas.
Easy Beading, Vol. 4 presents the best projects from the fourth year of BeadStyle magazine. This annual includes more than 80 projects, and a thorough, illustrated Beader’s Glossary and Basics section. The fast, fashionable, and fun projects are catagorized by material and teach readers a variety of techniques and design ideas.
Author : Laura Williams
ISBN : 1863514198
Genre : Decoration and ornament
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Jewelry-makers will learn how to tie decorative knots from across the world with this stylish directory. Clear diagrams are teamed with step-by-step instructions to make tying 75 different knots simple. And each knot is graded so even complete beginners can get started right away. A selection of projects allow readers to create beautiful and original jewelry. Combine ornamental knots with beads for a modern look, or choose a more traditional style with entirely knot-built pieces. With detailed material lists and photography of finished items, this book is the complete guide to a unique style. Also containing a comprehensive techniques section, "75 Chinese, Celtic & Ornamental Knots "shows how to use jump rings and seal cords correctly. This know-how will be invaluable as readers progress to designing and creating their own knotted jewelry.
Drawing on the timeless appeal of Celtic art and design, this complete reference shows how Celtic themes can be applied to a range of contemporary crafts. Beginning with Celtic illumination, the guide carefully leads crafters through the intricacies of Celtic design, with thoughtful instruction for constructing and decorating a selection of knotwork, spiral, key, and zoomorphic patterns. After covering the basic principles of Celtic lettering and decoration, this book shifts toward the subject of traditional designs and ancient jewelry, further exploring Celtic knotwork, glass painting, and paper crafts. In each section, the materials and equipment crafters need are carefully explained, and each project is accompanied by clear, step-by-step instructions, providing close guidance through a broad range of projects. Providing not only a strong grounding in Celtic art and design, this tutorial also abounds with beautiful things to make?from necklaces, bracelets and earrings to picture frames, decorated goblets, and greetings cards. This is a fantastic, yet practical resource that will appeal to all crafters inspired by the world of the Celts.