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With interest in beadweaving on the rise, Mastering Peyote Stitch provides a much-needed look into the most integral techniquepeyote stitch. With 15 styles in all, beading geniuses will finally have an accessible, easy-to-understand guide to one of the fundamentals of beadweaving, brought to you courtesy of Beadwork Editor Melinda Barta.
In the Peyote Basics” chapter, you will learn the basics of creating flat peyote bands, then advance to circular and tubular variations, eventually learning to fashion dimensional jewelry pieces. Once you've mastered the basics, Melinda dives into designing dimensional jewelry pieces. Additional chapters cover combining peyote with other popular beadweaving techniques (right-angle weave, herringbone, and bead embroidery) and creating unique edgings and embellishments for finished pieces. Melinda, together with Beadwork's Designers of the Year, including Jean Campbell, Lisa Kan, Carole Ohl, Melanie Potter, Jean Power, Cynthia Rutledge, and Sherry Serafini, demonstrates a range of styles in 15 beautiful jewelry projects.
Melinda Barta is editor of Beadwork magazine. In her Beadwork column, Custom Cool, she teaches beaders of all skill levels how to create custom components using beadweaving stitches. Melinda is the author of the best-selling books Custom Cool Jewelry (Interweave, 2008) and Hip to Stitch (Interweave, 2005) and coauthor of Mixed Metals (Interweave, 2009).