seed bead weaving

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by mamawolf544, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

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    Does any one know any good links or books on learning the weaves and such to make jewelry and animals?
    Thanks in advance.
    Terri
     
  2. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I just looked and most of my links are for bead supplies. Most of my technique information and patterns are from magazines and books. Usually, though, I just make stuff up.

    Are you wanting to make 3 dimensional animals with peyote/gourd stitch? Or are you thinking about the flat weaves, with the animal pattern woven into it by using different colors of beads? Peyote/gourd stitch is good for both. There are other weaves you can use for flat weaving, but peyote is great for 3-D weaving. You can even make little bowls or cover bottles with it.

    I like making animals and other figures with beads strung on wire, too. That's also kind of fun.

    Edited to add that I have the Beader's Companion book, that shows some basic bead weaving stitches. I also have a lot of the magazines by Interweave Press, like Beadwork. They also publish a lot of books, plus they sell individual patterns on their web site.
     
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    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

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  4. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

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    Thanks so much for the onfo.
     
  5. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    I would also recommend checking out some of the Japanese beading books. I know they're not written in English, but they're actually pretty easy to follow. I love the little 3D animals and figurines they make out of crystals and seed beads and such! I used to have a bunch of patterns on my old computer, but it crashed before I saved all my stuff [​IMG]
     

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