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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 15 January 2016
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782213871
  • Stock: 15 in stock
  • Size: 222x222 mm
  • Illustrations: 250
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $29.99
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Leather and Bead Jewellery to Make


30 cool projects for bracelets, pendants and more by Cat Horn

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Book Description

Learn how to create beautiful beaded, leather jewellery using simple stringing and knotting techniques.

In no time you will be making fashion jewellery you will love to wear and show off. Features clear step-by-step instructions for bead stringing, wire wrapping, braiding, weaving, and macramé techniques as well as stylish projects to practise on. More experienced beaders will also find more challenging projects that mix and match different techniques, as well as advice on how to design and create your own leather jewellery.


Perlen Posie

The designer shows how you can quickly make cool designs out of beads and leather cords. To do this, she uses mostly simple stringing methods for the beads and common knotting techniques for the leather
cords. Additionally, projects using styles such as macramé, beading and wirework are presented. Challenging pieces, where different techniques are combined, will appeal to experienced beaders.

Bead Society of Great Britain Journal

121 Spring/Summer 2016

This book is split into different sections. The first of which is a comprehensive list of materials, and tells you which is the best material for a particular look. Included is a short overview of the different findings and tools you can use with a helpful photo of them all. String, knotting, beading/weaving and macrame are the basic techniques used in this book. Shown with great step by step photographs, these techniques are easy to follow. Over half the book is made up of 30 projects for bracelets, necklaces and earrings, whcih are all quite easy and some nice ideas. They are all quite bohemian, ethnic, naive looking pieces. I cannot fault the book on anything, great instructions, super photgraphy etc..

Machine Knitting Monthly

April 2016

Learn to create beautiful beaded leather jewellery using simple stringing and knotting techniques. There are clear step-by-step instructions for beading, stringing, wire wrapping, braiding, weaving and macrame techniques as well as stylish projects to try. More challenging projects mix and match different techniques and give advice on how to design and create your own leather jewellery.

Rachel Hyde -

Leather might not seem the most obvious material for making jewelry, but it is currently enjoying popularity. Looking at this book is it easy to see why and how it can be made into impressive pieces to match anything in your wardrobe.

Leather thonging, flat and round cords plus offcuts combine with beads and findings to great effect in this book. Just looking at the items on the cover made me instantly want to get started and if you already make even simple strung jewerly you will have almost everything you need. After a brief look at what you need and the types of leather materials used in the book there is a section on the basic techniques. Again, these are simple including braiding, knotting, some basic macramé, attaching findings, etc with more complex techniques found later on in the relevant projects. This book has some excellent staged photographs so it is easy even for beginners to achieve good results with a bit of practice. The projects themselves are arranged in sections of varying complexity from basics through to weaving, macramé and mixed methods. Necklaces, bracelets, earrings and pendants are all featured, including the latest trends for wrapped bracelets, cuffs and simple knots in place of clasps. Each project has a photograph of the finished piece along with staged photographic instructions plus a handy list of materials with their photos shown too. This feature is great for anybody new to jewelry making who is not sure what something would look like, and for choosing the right items for the look shown. There is also a short section on designing your own work and choosing materials, getting even a beginner to think about whom the piece is for, where it will be worn, what with, etc. This is a great book on a new style of jewelry that is sure to have anybody who uses it achieving some impressive results.

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