Seed Bead Fusion: 18 Projects to Stitch, Wire, and String by Rachel Nelson-Smith
This fresh design approach to seed bead jewelry teaches readers how to fuse, merge, and mix materials, techniques, colors, inspiration, and design ideas for seed bead jewelry with a contemporary edge. This book features 18 exciting projects presented with detailed step-by-step photography, color variations and enhanced with practical illustrations.Rachel Nelson-Smith's Seed Bead Fusion is all about the inventive fusion of materials, techniques, and inspiration which creates eye-catching seed bead jewelry. Mix silver and copper wire, seed beads, Czech glass, and crystals for a unique melange of materials. Combine wirework with seed beads, beadweaving with wire, stringing with beadweaving, and multiple beadweaving stitches in a single piece to create extraordinary sculptural seed bead jewelry. Find design inspiration from a wide range of sources including Indian Punjabi folk costumes to Native American beading.All of the basic beadweaving stitches, basic wirework and stringing techniques are shown as illustrations in a getting started section. Detailed step-by-step photography enhance the 18 projects to add a workshop aspect to the book and guide readers through Rachel's inspired mixing of techniques in a single piece.