Casual Bead Elegance, Stitch by Stitch features 24 projects in timeless bead stitches, starting with simple applications and expanding each stitch with more elaborate pieces. Though the focus is on learning and applying specific techniques, the resulting projects are wearable and casually elegant, using beads in any beader’s collection (seed beads, crystals, pearls, gemstones, and shaped beads). Whether the goal is to learn and perfect a stitch or merely to follow the instructions for weaving lovely projects, you will find plenty of earrings, rings, bracelets, and necklaces to make and wear in this collection. Stitches include ladder, right-angle weave, cubic right-angle weave, herringbone, square stitch, circular brick stitch, and peyote stitch.
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Here is what Craft Ideas wrote about Casual Bead Elegance, Stitch by Stitch.
“Casual Bead Elegance, Stitch by Stitch by Eve Leder, Kalmbach Books (www.JewelryAndBeadingStore.com)
Designer and Craft Ideas contributor Eve Leder expertly teaches basic beading stitches including the circular brick stitch, cubic right-angle weave, herringbone, ladder stitch, peyote stitch, right-angle weave and square stitch. The book is formatted with three projects for each stitch categorized as learn, practice and apply, with an increase in difficulty as you move up to the next category. Many step-out photos are included.”
Beadwork magazine considers Casual Bead Elegance, Stitch by Stitch to be cool stuff
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“Use classic stitches and basic materials to create wearable but elegant beaded jewelry for any occasion in Eve Leder’s Casual Bead Elegance, Stitch by Stitch (Kalmbach). Organized by stitch, this project-focused book will take you from simple to more complex technique applications, making it a great resource for beaders of all levels. Available at your favorite bead or book store.”
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Here is what Perlen Poesie wrote about Casual Bead Elegance, Stitch by Stitch.
“In her book, the artist shows how you can learn timeless techniques step-by-step: brick stitch, Cubic Right Angle Weave, herringbone, ladder stitch, peyote stitch, Right Angle Weave and square stitch. Included are 24 projects that help you to understand the techniques. Both elegant designs wearable in everyday life as well as “eye catchers” are the beautiful results of this practical learning. For beginners and advanced.”
Where to buy the book
You can buy the book at your local bead/book store, or at one of the retailers listed below.
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Brick and Mortar Retailer
Barnes and Noble