Beautiful Designs with SuperDuos and Twin Beads

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-12-16
  • Publisher: Kalmbach Books
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Carolyn Cave offers jewelry makers over 25 creative stitched projects that showcase twin beads. With many different stitches, stitchers will be able to choose their favorite techniques and then focus is on the end result: beautiful, wearable pieces. In addition to the twin beads, Carolyn also mixes in other beads and materials for truly creative results. There is also a wide variety of projects stitchers will make including bracelets, rings, earrings, ropes, and pendants. For bead stitchers who are looking for projects using the latest bead shapes, this book with it's focus on SuperDuos and twin beads, hits the spot.

Author Biography

Carolyn Cave is a successful bead artist who has been published in Bead&Button magazine, Beadwork, and other publications. She was also featured as Interweave’s Bead Star in 2011. She lives in Alberta, Canada.

Table of Contents

About Twins and SuperDuos
Other Techniques

Chapter 1: Bracelets
1. Duet – twin peyote stitch
2. City Lights – twin square stitch
3. Nine Patch – twin right-angle weave
4. Snowberry – twin St. Petersburg chain
5. Warp Speed – basket weave stitch
6. Liberty – modified circular netting
7. Aleksandra – Russian spiral

Chapter 2: Rings for Ears and Fingers
8. Europa Earrings – circular netting
9. Dahlia Ring – stitching twins with the hole facing up
10. Khione – two-needle stitching
11. Prairie Sunset – dual layer circular netting
12. Erica – circular netting beaded bead
13. De Vine Earrings – vertical ladder stitch

Chapter 3: Ropes
14. Gilana – modified stringing
15. Mossy River – tubular peyote
16. Viking’s Double – twin tubular herringbone
17. Theodora – tubular herringbone with Twin accents

Chapter 4: Chains with Pendants
18. Delft Lace – two-needle stitching
19. Twin Helix – spiral vertical ladder
20. Marrakesh – spiral stitch
21. Seeing Double – circular herringbone
22. Midnight Sky – capture a cabochon (beaded)
23. Loretta – setting a rivoli, two-needle stitching
24. Once in a Blue Moon – capture a cabochon (sewn)

Chapter 5: Designer Jewelry
25. Andante – tubular peyote beaded beads, stringing
26. Candy Chain – curved vertical ladder
27. Oriana – peyote fans
28. Elsie – peyote stitch
29. Winter Harvest – wheat stitch, advanced stringing

About the Author

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