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Mastering Peyote Stitch : 15 Inspiring Projects

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Author: Melinda Barta

Publisher: Interweave Press Inc

Publish Date: 11 Dec 2012

ISBN-13: 9781596686335

Pages: 304

File Type: PDF

Language: English



Interest in beadweaving is on the rise, and this is the first book in quite a while devoted specifically to the most integral technique-peyote stitch. In the “Peyote Basics” chapter, beaders will learn the basics of creating flat peyote bands, then advance to circular and tubular variations, eventually learning to fashion dimensional jewelry pieces. Additional chapters cover combining peyote with other popular beadweaving techniques (right-angle weave, herringbone, and bead embroidery) and creating unique edgings and embellishments for finished pieces. Melinda, together with Beadwork’s Designers of the Year, including Jean Campbell, Lisa Kan, Carole Ohl, Melanie Potter, Jean Power, Cynthia Rutledge, and Sherri Serafini, demonstrates a range of styles in 15 stylish jewelry projects.
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About the Author

Melinda Barta is editor of Beadwork magazine. In her Beadwork column, Custom Cool, she teaches beaders of all skill levels how to create custom components using beadweaving stitches. Melinda is the author of the best-selling books Custom Cool Jewelry (Interweave, 2008) and Hip to Stitch (Interweave, 2005) and coauthor of Mixed Metals (Interweave, 2009).
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Table of Contents

* Seed beads are once again growing in popularity. This book offers a one-stop introduction, instructions, and inspiration as a basic starting point for weaving jewelry designs with the #1 stitch choice among beaders-peyote stitch.

* Beaders are actively seeking out information about peyote stitch online. A basic peyote stitch video on YouTube by AuntiesBeads has been viewed 190,842 times as of September 5, 2011. The free peyote-stitch project ebook on Beading Daily has more than 111,000 downloads, the most of any free project on the site. “Peyote Stitch” is also one of the highest volume search terms used on Beading Daily in the free projects section. In addition, the author is the editor of Beadwork magazine, and contributing designers are all highly recognized for their design and technique excellence.

* This back-to-basics explores various peyote stitch techniques thoroughly. The jewelry projects are from multiple star designers and display a range of styles, from designs for everyday wear to those for dressier occasions. All projects are original and never-before published.
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