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Beaded Adornments: Creating New Looks for Clothes & Accessories Paperback – June 1, 2005

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Elizabeth Gourley is author of "The Art of Seed Beading" (0806978295), also published by Sterling.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling; First Edition edition (June 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402709986
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402709982
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,490,797 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Marcia Antle on November 19, 2008
Format: Paperback
I was very disappointed at this book, it was a total waste of money. The projects were like things kids make in summer camp. With the photo on the cover being a striking neckpiece, I assumed the rest of the book had similar projects, but they were very weak.
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By KCreader on July 15, 2011
Format: Paperback
...but the subtitle (Creating New Looks for Clothes & Accessories) makes it clear that the projects are primarily about embellishing clothing and objects rather than making jewelry. The bead embroidered necklace on the cover is the only piece of jewelry included.

There are brief introductions to a handful of techniques: bead embroidery, beaded chain stitch, loom weaving, netting, the beaded daisy chain stitch, edging/fringes, and bead tatting. The bead embroidery section, with several pages of instructions, was the strongest, I thought.

The projects include bead tatted T-shirt collar trim, netted cap sleeves for a sleeveless T-shirt, netted pocket edging for a denim shirt, daisy chain pocket and waistband edging for trousers, a bikini edged with bead tatting plus a bead embroidered lotus flower on the front of the bottom (who would make or wear this, I wonder?), a bugle-bead embroidered wool beret, beaded fringe for scarves, a bead loom belt, and various types of trim applied to gloves, socks, house slippers, tennis shoes, flip-flops, a purse strap, and an umbrella. I gave this book three stars because the direction and diagrams are clear enough but I couldn't see myself (or anyone else I know who does beading) making any of these items besides the necklace.
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I wonder if a previous reviewer read the same book I did. This is hardly a collection of children's summer camp projects. There are a couple of very simple designs like a daisy-chain hatband and flower bead decorations to sew on hair elastics, and I wonder if she saw these and thought it was all like that.

The necklace on the cover is about midway through the book. My personal favorites are the chrysanthemum scarf design and the loomwork belt.

Like most books of beadwork projects, this starts with relatively simple decorations for beginners, then takes you through increasingly complex designs. It also has a good introduction to tambour beading and to India's Ari style chain stitch. You can put beaded designs on gloves, socks, belts, bathing suits or umbrellas. Any clothing can be made more interesting and attractive with beadwork added.
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