The Beaded Garden

Author: Fitzgerald, Diane

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  • ISBN: 9781931499552
  • Author: Fitzgerald, Diane
  • Publ Date: 2005-09-01
  • Edition:
  • Pages: 128
  • Imprint: INTERWEAVE PR *
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 64728

Table of Contents :

Welcome to My Garden (an Introduction from the author) Flower Basics Simplified Flower Anatomy Some Notes on Constructing Flowers Flower Parts and Leaves Stamen Bulbous Stamen Round Domed Stamen Stamen from Artificial Flowers Beaded Stem Calyx Flat Calyx Oval Petals or Leaves Long Thin Leaves or Petals Palm Leaf Leaf with Jagged Edge Netted Leaf Large Flowers Water Lily Star Flowers with Curved Petal Tips Multipetal Flower Rolled Flowers Scottish Thistle Large Daffodil Calla Lily Cluster Flower Poppy Bromeliad A Perfect Pansy Morning Glory Cattleya Orchid Rose Small Flowers Tiny Tulips Other Flowers Made with Herringbone Stitch Tiny Daffodil Small Rose Crystal Star Flower Star Flower #1 Star Flower #2 Lilies of the Valley Brooch Flower Holder Eight-Petal Flower Daisy Fleabane Garden Creatures Beetle Butterfly Dragonfly with a Wire Armature Small Dragonfly Caterpillar Beading Basics Brick Stitch Peyote Stitch (tubular) Lark's Head Knot Beginning Sewing Overlapping Petals Together Joining Edges with Square Stitch Square Knot

Description:

Beaders and gardeners alike will delight in these projects that use brick, peyote, net, and herringbone stitches, as well as right-angle weave and combination stitches. You can stitch the flowers and other garden elements as embellishments for jewelry, embroidery, and clothing - or add a stem and more greenery to transform them into spectacular, everlasting bouquets. In addition to beaded flowers and leaves, you'll want to create the beetles, pretty butterflies, caterpillars, and delicate dragonflies, too! Step-by-step instructions, stunning photographs, and easy-to-follow diagrams guide you through simple to more advanced projects, and the colorful gallery of pieces from well-known bead artists is sure to give you a year-round case of spring fever.

Review:

"This book is beguiling." - Bead Society of Great Britain Newsletter

Author Biography:

Diane Fitzgerald is an internationally recognized bead artist, teacher, and the author of several books including Beading with Brick Stitch and Netted Beadwork. She is continually creating new designs for beadwork jewelry at her shop, Beautiful Beads. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


 

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