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Tassel molds rolled with gimp and beads, or strings of beads. One string has gold leaf applied over the rolled beads. Traditionally, gimp was most often used for rolled heads, as they are called, but you can use a finely twisted cord or a metallic embroidery thread instead. I think this method makes a lovely-looking head, but you cannot always find the right color of gimp Making your own fine cord solves that problem, and you will need about 4 to 6 yards of either to cover a medium-sized mold...

How To Cover A Cylinder Wooden Bead With Seed Beads In Peyote Stitch

Making flower-chain fabrics by joining braids together. These tassels are made by attaching a flower-chain skirt onto the neck of a wooden mold that is painted all over because the base of the mold might show through the skirt The verdigris tassel has a single layer of fringe, but the bronze tassel has two. because the neck of the mold was so thin that not enough chains could be attached in a single layer. The buried bugles were added only to the layer underneath, more would have given a...

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You touch the paint to avoid a hard line. Keep rolling until the bead or head is covered with the color, and prop it up in a pot to dry. If there are missed areas or a hard line where the pattern begins, you can marble it again. Another way to achieve a marbled effect even more like the real thing' is to use cling film over thick paint This method causes slight ridges and shiny areas that contrast nicely with matte ones, so I don't put any varnish on these molds because it would add shine all...

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These tassel necks are worked on rods and the yarn tassel is pulled through them afterwards because this gives you a neater result than if you worked them on a tassel already made. The peyote sections at the top and bottom help the neck to grip firmly, but you can work necks entirely in horizontal netting if you wish. seed or cylinder beads (larger round or cylinder beads, tiny drops, or other beads can also be used) The method for netted necks begins the same way as for frilled necks. Using a...

Fringes

Almost anything looks better with a fringe on it. which gives the movement and sparkle that is so characteristic of beads. Fringes can be added to the bottoms of tiny bags or bookmarks, used as a necklace, or added to the bottom edge of a lampshade. Couture clothes often have fringes on them on the yoke, on the edge of a jacket, or all over a dress A tassel can have an overskirt of a fringe, or the whole skirt can be layers of fringes, perhaps all of different lengths. Although most of the...

Tubular Method

Start with a 2-bead strip of peyote stitch, as shown below, loin the strip into a ring by folding the strip in half, taking the needle down through the first two beads and back up the last two beads. Pull tight. To brick stitch, pick up a bead, take the needle under the loop between the first two beads of the row beneath, and take the needle back through the bead you have picked up, going back into the hole you just came out of You can work upwards or downward, but each bead you pick up should...

Tassel Skirts

These can be made entirely of yarn, of yarn with a beaded overskirt. or entirely of beading The beading can be a fringe, or a bead fabric made with netting or any other bead stitch, depending on whether you want solid or more open beading. I have not included square stitch or right-angle weave in this book but an open version of either of these stitches would make lovely tassel skirts. The simplest skirts are made from a hank of yarn pulled through one or more beads, a...

Beading Basics

If you're a craftsperson. you may already have much of the equipment that you would need in order to do the beading in this book. If so, this first section could be used as a checklist, to see if there is anything new that you haven't yet heard about or anything you needed for other crafts and might want to have ready If not, here are my shopping suggestions. Needles I recommend that you use the best English beading needles, they are available anywhere I use a size 10 most often, but you might...

Tassel Heads

Tassels usually have heads, sometimes including wooden molds but often made from rolled-paper beads or card cylinders that previously held embroidery thread or sticky tape. Improvisation is the name of the game here, and it's worth going through your drawers and boxes to find leftover odd items that could be painted or covered with beading. A tassel head can also be made entirely of beads, perhaps a ball of beads or other bead shapes such as cones or cubes. Pieces of beading such as a sample...

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How Make The Ruffles Beads

How to make frills and ruffles using methods 1 and 2 Tassel with frills coiling around bead-covered balls and tiny flowers at the bottom of the fringe Ann Mockford . Most of the netting done in this book will be worked horizontally, to hold its shape well for tassel skirts. A net. with its distinct diamond pattern, is usually stitched using an odd number of beads with a central, or spot, bead of a different color. However, netting worked using an even number of beads is fine, counting the two...

Ann Mockford Beading

The stages of covering a bugle with beads. This chain was first made by Ann Mockford and is based on one she saw in Malacca. Malaysia, but the original had loops instead of the beaded picots. The picots are worked as you go along, forcing the string into a zigzag. It looks better with the ends looped together, but if you wish to use it and want it to hang straight, don't put a heavy bead on the bottom of the string. It will weight down the chain too much This chain should be bouncy. You can use...

Tassel Necks

Most tassels have a neck Sometimes that is all they do have, no head and no skirt either. Beaded tassel necks are often tubes, made either as a flat piece of beading stitched into a cylinder or tubular beading worked on a supporting rod These cylinders and tubes are supported by having hanks of yarn pulled through them, fitting very tightly so you often don't need to wrap the neck with another yarn. Beads are so beautiful that a cylinder of plain beading is often all you want, but you can mix...

Peyote Stitch Patterns

Vertical Brick Stitch Instructions

Tiny bag with an outer layer ol netting over a brick stitch base and buried bugle fringe. Netted bag made using the righthand pattern on page 70. Ann Mockford Vertical netting using 5 times 7 beads. Start at the top arrow and work downward, then work back up, joining the second row to the first one at intervals. Many times you will need to join beading into a tube to make tiny beads or necks for tassels. The first two methods are slightly different for brick or peyote stitch, but are invisible...

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Peyote stitch can be used to make cords, and this is probably the only time when I find it really worthwhile to use odd-count peyote. which continues around the cord in a spiral. Tubular odd-count peyote can be used to make a cord without anything inside it or to cover a ready-made cord. The slight bump at the top and bottom, due to using odd-count peyote. hardly shows on a cord. Any beads can be used to make these cords seeds, cylinders, or cuts and they can be any size, although smaller beads...

Peyote Frills And Ruffles

Frilled Peyote

The peyote stitch is the best stitch to make frills and ruffles, either on necks, or over beaded balls or molds, or to make the tiny flowers or cups given in the trimmings section, on page 109. There are two methods shown here, the first gradually increasing to make a frill and the second having a steeper increase to make a ruffle. Add two beads between each bead on the previous row, and then work two rows adding only one bead between each bead If you wish to make the frill deeper, add two...

Added Finish

An extra finish is often added to beads These fall into the following groups v Iris. AB Aurora Borealis or iridescent coated with metal salts that are burned off These beads resemble an oil slick or a rainbow different colors together on each bead, v Luster a vari-colored finish on any type of bead. v Pearl used to describe luster beads, v Matte or frosted velvety beads that are dipped in acid or tumbled to give them a completely matte surface. They can be single- or multi-colored and are...

Basic Bead Finishes

You'll find that most small beads will fall into the following groups v Transparent clear colors that allow the light to shine through. These have a wider range of color, so are easier to blend from one shade to another. Since contrast between large and small, shiny, transparent and matte beads and wooden beads covered with fine thread. contrast between large and small, shiny, transparent and matte beads and wooden beads covered with fine thread. A variety of surface finishes available today...