SABINE LIPPERT'S BEADWORK EVOLUTION
Internationally renowned beadwork artist Sabine Lippert demostrates how experimenting with beading techniques leads to innovative and uniquely beautiful jewelry pieces. In these 25 elegant projects, you'll discover that clever, small variations can make things easier, nicer, neater, or just different from the usual path. For instance, Hovering Crystals Bracelet shows how a two-step netting can increase the tension of your beadwork in a way that your crystals seem to hover over the base. A Fine Romance Bracelet employs a "fast" right angle weave stich, where you string beads in just one direction, while the Hokkaido Flowers Necklace is made from alternating hexagonal and pentagonal components that when combined create a gentle curve to drape around your neck. And one or two simple layers of embellishment turn a floppy base into the shaped, cuff-like Honey Honey Bracelet. At the end of the book, you'll find inspiration in a gallery section of other artists' work. This is a how-to book, but one that teaches new ideas for using classical stitching techniques in unusual ways.