My Favorite Jewelry Books — Addition #3

One of the most coveted books in my jewelry library is called Seed Bead Stitching “Creative Variations on Traditional Techniques” by Beth Stone.  I am on my second book due to use and have found the ease of instruction amazing.  I have found so many different designs that inspire and amaze and enjoy following the simplified picture instructions.  This book begins with Basics and Supplies and then traverses through the Chapters teaching the Peyote and Brick Stitches, Right-Angle Weave, Tri & Quad Stitches, Daisy Chain (my favorite), Spiral Rope Stitch, and ends with the Russian Stitch.  She even has the reader make a sampler to help learn the stitches which is an age old technique taught in the Victorian Times to young women making tapestries, and in Colonial England for Cross Stitch Samplers.

I feel Beth Stone has done an excellent job of creating a book that gives the novice or expert seed bead stitcher an opportunity to learn new and advanced techniques.  Bravo!!!

This necklace utilizes the daisy stitch I learned in Beth Stone's Book
Daisy Sttich

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