Bodacious Woven Bead Jewelry

Honing your brick stitching skills Making your own beads using the peyote stitch Weaving dazzling beaded jewelry designs 5o, you've got the basic techniques down when it comes to a few bead-weaving stitches, but what's next How do you bring it all together to make some bodacious beaded jewelry that you'll love to wear or give as gifts This chapter has a few answers for you here, you find some fairly simple projects that help you get in more weaving practice while you make some jewelry...

Piecing the peyote sections together

To start connecting the three peyote sections together, you first need to secure a thread to one of the peyote pieces. Insert your needle and thread any place you like into one peyote section and weave it through the beads to one end. Make at least one knot as you weave to secure the thread to the peyote section, pulling on the thread so the knot is hidden in the beads. Make sure to weave so that eventually the needle comes out of one end of the bead section. (See Chapter 2 for more explanation...

New Twist Wire Jig Wrapping

Using a wire jig to make unique wire jewelry components Wrapping consistent sized loops with the aid of a wire jig Assembling fabricated wire elements and beads wire jig is a really cool piece of equipment used for wire jewelry making. Basically, a W jig consists of a flat base (often made out of thick clear acrylic, wood, or metal) and lots of pegs that fit into the base. On the average commercial jig these days, you can remove the pegs, which allows you to move them around in an infinite...

Brick Stitch Triangle Earrings

To weave brick stitch, you first need to use the ladder stitch, so this earring project shown in Figure 6-23 is sort of a two-for-one deal when it comes to practicing bead weaving stitches. Brick stitch naturally evolves into a triangular-shaped section of beads, unless you add or subtract beads during the process. For this design, we kept the natural triangle shape and accented the bottom with tiny fringe beads small, side-drilled, teardrop-shaped glass beads that often are added to the bottom...

Creating jewelry brick stitch by brick stitch

Brick stitch is also referred to by some as Comanche stitch because of its link to Native Americans who were some of the first bead weavers in North America. This stitch naturally becomes narrower and narrower until it ends with one bead on the end of the piece as shown in the brick stitch triangle earrings in Chapter 6 . Although you can add and subtract beads to alter the shape of the stitched piece, these instructions just cover the basic stitch. To weave the brick stitch, follow these...

Picking out pliers

We use three different types of pliers daily in jewelry making round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers, and crimping pliers, shown in Figure 1-1a, b, and c respectively. We consider these to be must-have tools. If you buy only three sets of pliers, these are the ones to invest in. If you buy only three sets of pliers, these are the ones to invest in. i Round-nose pliers, shown in Figure 1-1a, are great for making eye loops and wrapped loops. i Chain-nose pliers, pictured in Figure 1-1b, are...

Heather H Oismore Tammy Powley

Coauthors, Jewelry Making amp Beading For Dummies by Heather H. Dismore and Tammy Powley by Heather H. Dismore and Tammy Powley Jewelry amp Beading Designs For Dummies 111 River St. Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774 Copyright 2008 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana Published simultaneously in Canada No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning, or otherwise,...