Beads and Buttons: 25 Simple Jewellery Projects to Instruct by Erika Knight
For the first time in her distinguished career, knitwear and crochet designer Erika Knight has moved into an entirely new area of craft. In Beads & Buttons, she applies her unique flair for colour, texture and design to beading, presenting a collection of 25 must-have jewellery projects.The book is divided into three themes, Natural, Playful and Vintage. Using driftwood, pebbles and shells, hemp twine or leather thonging, the Naturals projects reflect a modern mood within accessories for relaxed, easy-wear simplicity from a simple stone pendant on brightly coloured suede to a beaded cuff bracelet on wire and a pearl and wooden bead cluster necklace. Playful combines vibrant colour with unusual textures, such as crochet and felt, to create bold statement pieces including yarn covered beads with pompons and glass beads encapsulated in knitting. Finally, the Vintage designs epitomise fashion's ongoing love for antique glass, silver and mother-of-pearl to create treasured heirlooms such as a silver and bead necklace on ribbon and a crochet ribbon bracelet with bead and button charms.