Laura McCabe's Embellished Beadweaving: Jewelry Lavished by Laura McCabe

By Laura McCabe

Laura McCabe creates tricky beaded elaborations which she combines into beautiful jewelry. Her definitive consultant to weaving and embroidering with beads is the 3rd quantity in Lark jewellery & Beading's bestselling Beadweaving grasp Class series.


Combining conventional innovations with sleek fabrics, and showcasing a large choice of bead types, this book presents 18 appealing jewellery tasks incorporating motifs drawn from nature, reminiscent of wildlife, inventive designs, and geometric kinds. With its actually stunning illustrations, it is a banquet of concept for beaders and crafters.

Laura McCabe is a featured artist within the e-book Masters: Beadweaving. different books in Lark jewellery & Beading's Beadweaving grasp Class sequence were authored by Diane Fitzgerald, Marcia DeCoster, Sherry Serafini, Maggie Meister, and Rachel Nelson-Smith.

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Be sure to use the type 2 beads (thread on the outSide) and go described in the materials list. through the bead after that. Repeat 3 more times. 8 m) of thread. Thread it onto 15° that the tail thread is exiting. Step up a size 13 beading needle, and wax it we ll. through the next bead and pull in to create the 4-ladder herringbone start. For de- 2 String up sixteen 15° seed beads. 1 em) of see page 21. tail, pass through the first bead again to create a circle of beads. Begin tubular her- . .

The endless images of artwork and historical costumes and artifacts (both in books and in art galleries and museums) are another valuable source of inspiration for me. These images are also important to my ideas file. In addition to collecting full shots of these pieces, I also like to crop out detail shots, which focus in on the texture, structure, and more intricate features. Often these details lead to development of designs and ideas that, while inspired by a larger piece, head down a path of their own.

Pick up 4 more 15°s, a dag- ger, and four 15°s. Go up through the next 11° (figure 71). Continue in this manner unti l you've come back up through the first of the 11 os. Stitch back into the bead work or texti le surface (figure 72). figure 72 Peyote Frond , >. < , Peyote frond is the same as frond form (page 32). By varying the color selection of the beads, bead sizes, and number of beads, you can effectively mimic the forms of sea fans and corals, as wel l as kelp or seaweed (figure 73). figure 69 figure 70 figure 73 Architectural Embellishments A broad range of arch itectural forms could fall under the category of advanced embel lishment structures.

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