Lark Jewelry and Beading: Beadweaving Master Class series has added Jill's new book which is a must for any bead weaver's library. Jill Wiseman's Beautiful Beaded Ropes has 24 exciting projects aimed at the beginner and intermediate bead weaver. With clear and concise graphics and instructions, anyone can pick up this book and dive into the world of ropes. With Jill's instructions you can use each of the designs to help showcase any other beaded focal piece be it a lovely piece of lampwork glass or a woven/embroidered project of your own. But the most amazing part is that all these project are just as lush and complete worn by themselves. Having this book as a reference is on my list of suggested books. And no bead weaving technique is left out. Jill starts with a complete section on supplies and techniques. Then she goes from one individual bead weaving technique to another each section enticing your figures to pick up a needle and follow along turning page after page. She starts with the often miss looked spiral finding ways to make it more luxurious and complex. Next is the peyote ropes dancing across the pages with rich examples. Netted ropes are just amazing. Each of the projects is a work of art engaging your brain to think twist and turns. Herribone ropes are simple, but Jill makes them spectacular. My favorite are the RAW (Right Angle Weave) ropes which can just stand alone with variation of colors. She ends the bead weaving chapters with alternative stitches that work well together, and the very last is the gallery with pieces from some of the best know Bead Weaving Artist out there. The only thing that wish Jill would have included was at least one or two advanced projects to further stimulate those who want to do more with ropes, but I've heard that she's working on her second book with Lark at this time.
If you want to really start making lovely ropes before you get this book into your mail box or from the book store, Lark has downloads of two of Jill's projects from the book. You can click HERE to take you to Lark's page to download the projects.
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