For anyone who would like to add interest to their garden by creating unique pebble mosaics, this guide gives advice for finding and selecting materials and laying a simple mosaic, followed by step-by-step instructions for creating a variety of shapes, patterns, borders, figures and pictures.
Seed beads are basic, essential materials in a beaders stash, and this handbook gives beginning crafters a full course in how to work with them for great results. Seed beads come in a plethora of colors and materials and can be worked in an endless variety of stitches, which are taught in chapters that progress from introductory to more challenging. The more than 20 projects teach and then combine techniques in projects guaranteed to impress€”from a simple beaded tin to a ladder ring to a tubular peyote-stitch rope of beaded beads. There is also a section on shopping for beads and equipment that will make new initiates comfortable as they explore the potentials of beading with seed beads. Filled with information and inspiration, this clear guide is a catalog of colorful and creative possibility.
Make your own mosaic creations. Thirteen fun and imaginative projects include a decorative mirror, an animal frieze, a table top, and a terracotta planter. Emma and Tessa explain all the basics about materials, tools, and techniques. Over 150 full-color photos accompany the step-by-step instructions.
Aimed at people who have made small mosaics their hobby and are interested in tackling larger projects, this book combines the visual inspiration of a sourcebook with information about the creative process involved in making mosaics. Illustrated with examples of the author’s own work, the text explains the different elements to be considered when conceiving a new design as well as examining sources of inspiration and the materials involved. Many large indoor and outdoor pieces – for walls and floors – as well as smaller objects including tables, wall plaques and 3-D sculptures are included. A new indirect method using wire mesh is explained, step-by-step, for those who are interested in large scale works
This is a genuine Scoubidou book using genuine Scoubidou strands. They’re creative, they’re new and kids are going mad for them. Scoubidou are strands of very colourful hollow plastic, and by using the right knotting techniques children from about 6+ can let their imagination and creativity flow.
Start to Bead is aimed at 10-14 year olds who would love to be creative with beads. The patterns and projects included in the book are ideal for beginners, they are highly achievable using beads, threads and a few simple tools that are readily available through your favourite bead store. Once you have made a few projects from this book you will have learnt some basic beading techniques and will be able to create your own designs. Simple beading techniques are explained using clear instructions and step by step photographs, and only a few tools are needed to make the projects.