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Lush & Layered Beadweaving

Marcia Balonis
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Get Textured Effects from Your Favorite Beads in Lush & Layered Beadweaving!

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In Lush & Layered Beadweaving, experienced teacher and designer Marcia Balonis breaks down the process of layering beads into easy-to-make designs. Each of the 20+ projects starts with a layer of beads that serves as the base. Designer Marcia Balonis instructs jewelry makers to stitch additional layers of beads at the base to create gorgeous dimension and texture. Balonis has a well-developed sense of color and utilizes numerous different colors and shades into her projects.

• Projects use multi-hole beads, seed beads, pearls, crystals, and glass.
• Finished pieces include bracelets, necklaces, pendants, and more.
• Each project includes clear step-by-step instructions and photos.
Author: Marcia Balonis
Size: 8.25 x 10.75
Pages: 112
Color photos: 50
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Author Bio
Marcia Balonis is a bead pattern designer and instructor based in Inverness, Fla. Marcia teaches at various conventions, stores, and adult education centers, including BeadFest and the Bead&Button Show. She has been published many times in Bead&Button magazine, as well as Beadwork, Bead and Jewellery, BeadMe, and Perlen Poesie. She was a member of the Starman Trendsetter team for three years and is currently a member of The BeadSmith Inspiration Squad.
Table of Contents
Basic Materials, Tools, and Techniques

Wheel Around Bracelet
Flowers and Bridges Bracelet
Pop Up Bracelet
Deep Valley Necklace
Truly Embellished Bracelet
Little Bit of Bling Bracelet
Tidal Wave Bracelet
Steps and Stones Bracelet
Magic Carpet Ride Bracelet
Little Lifeboats Bracelet
Golden Crescent Bracelet
Bubbles Pendant
Chunky Monkey Bracelet
Secret Garden Necklace
Persian Rug Bracelet
Curacao Bracelet
Dream Deep Cuff
All Wrapped Up Bracelet
Stargazer Pendant
Eye of the Tiger Bracelet
Irish Tweed Bracelet
Beam Me Up Bracelet
Dress Up Tie Necklace

About the Author


Lush & Layered Beadweaving: Stitch Jewelry with Texture and Dimension goes beyond the usual beginner's focus on beads or weaving to teach the basics of multi-dimensional jewelry design, and comes from a teacher and designer who uses projects to demonstrate the potentials of working with texture in jewelry-making efforts.

Crafters who like working with beads but who want to branch beyond the usual beadwork focus will find plenty of ideas for adding gems and crystals into the mix.

Some twenty pieces of jewelry come with step-by-step instructions and a blend of color photos and illustrations, including alternate construction options.

The result should be in any crafter's collection, especially those with some basic familiarity with bead weaving who want to expand their horizons when it comes to adding texture and detail.

- Diane Donovan,

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