Soutache & Bead Embroidery

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-11-19
  • Publisher: Kalmbach Books
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Amee K. Sweet-McNamara introduces readers to an old material in a new way, where they can practice new embroidery skills, and create gorgeous, unique pieces of jewelry. Amee’s secret ingredient is soutache, a type of colorful cord that she winds, binds, and stitches into place. The first section of this book focuses on learning the techniques, while the second section teaches readers how to incorporate these techniques into beautiful soutache projects. With photos and illustrations taking the reader every step of the way, beginners will start with small earrings and work up to necklaces, cuffs, and pendants, while experienced stitchers can dive right into the new design ideas.

Author Biography

Amee K. Sweet-McNamara’s work is sold through shops and galleries and she teaches at regional shows. Amee runs her own website where she sells kits, raw soutache, and video tutorials for working with soutache. She lives in Nashua, NH.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Victoria Tane of Victoria Tane Studios

Chapter 1: The Basics

Tools & Materials
Basic Techniques
Tips & Tricks

Chapter 2: Creating Basic Shapes

Princess Earrings
Koalas on Parade Bracelet
VIP (Very Important Pin)
Triple-Swirl Necklace
Arabesque Earrings
Circles & Spirals & Pinwheels

Chaper 3: Adding Elements

Suspended Stone Necklace
Shield Necklace
Sparrow’s Nest Earrings
Bullet-Proof Cuff
Bead Me Darkly Necklace
Full Dress Thistle Earrings

Chapter 4: Adding Layers and Light

Nouveau Blues Earrings
Captivating Lariat Necklace
Rose Window Choker
Lady Josephine Bracelet
Blissful Abundance Necklace
Showstopper Necklace

Inspiration Gallery
About the Author

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