Wednesday, 6 February 2013

The Art & Elegance Of Beadweaving: The Reveal {Bead, Book & Bounce}

In 2012, we introduced a new blog feature - Bead, Book & Bounce. We've chosen some of the most popular beading and jewellery making books and one by one we've been challenging our readers to dust off the books on their shelves and create projects from their neglected library. 

Over the past few months, we've all been working on projects from The Art & Elegance of Beadweaving by Carol Wilcox Wells. Well received - and well loved - in the beading community, this book contains a wide range of projects all inspired by some of the most popular beadweaving stitches.


It's now time for us to share our projects, finished or not, that have been inspired by the tutorials, techniques or gallery pieces included in The Art & Elegance of Beadweaving. We're starting here on the blog with two wonderful projects by Susan Sassoon. Susan says "I tend to change things up a bit rather than follow a pattern directly, so my entries here may not look too much like the proejcts, but they started out with the main stitch from the pattern and then I took it elsewhere!"

"The black and silver triple curved necklace was inspired by Carol Horn's rainbow necklace - only I used my own size beads and created a triple curve instead of the single curve."

"The necklace with the diamond shaped pendant started off as the choker with a secret necklace but I preferred a V shaped necklace instead of the rounded one, so I changed it up."

How amazing are Susan's projects? I really love that she's managed to create pieces inspired by the book, but with her own twists. Please share your own projects with us using the Mr Linky.

* Please link directly to your reveal and review blog post, so that we can find it easily. 
* Please leave a comment here when you link up your project. 
* Please try to visit the blogs of other participants when you can. We all love a bit of love! 

And don't forget that we're still working on projects from Sonoko Nozue's Japanese Beadweaving, with the new reveal on the 6th March.


Gemma Andrews said...

Sorry for the delay on adding my link. Blogger has been misbehaving for me.

Gemma Andrews said...

Oh and I meant to say, love your projects Susan. Especailly you adaptations to the Rainbow necklace. Its delicious!

Meiks said...

Hi good day could you tell me if the first necklace was brickstitch?