projects you'll love to make
BY Marla Salezze
November 13, 2018/ ISBN 978-1627005067
Crafts & Hobbies / Jewelry & Beadwork
by Linda Morelli
to Stitch Beaded Jewelry
by Marla Salezze, is a wonderful collection of inspiring designs
created by beadweaving various sizes and types of beads, designed
primarily to introduce newcomers to this method of making jewelry,
but contains a wealth of ideas that experienced beaders can
As a jewelry designer who uses mostly faceted gemstones, but
one who always wanted to get into beading, I found the basic
techniques section extremely helpful, as well as the helpful
tips Ms. Salezze has sprinkled throughout each project. Especially
useful are the sections describing the various beads and materials
used, the tools required, necessary findings, as well as the
various wires and threads necessary to complete a project. Most
important, of course, was the section on the various stitch
types. In fact, each project is based upon a particular stitch.
As I wanted to try something new, I glanced through the beautiful
full-color photos and found a piece that appealed to me, and
tried the various stitches for a first project. I chose the
Art Deco earrings and, using my favorite blue and silver beads,
followed the clear step-by-step instructions to complete earrings
of which I am proud. The book is chocked full of over 50 projects
so I’m sure you’ll find a favorite or two as well.
Others I fell in love with are the "Aztec" and "Stepping
Stone" bracelets, "Coiled Hoop" earrings, and
especially the "Netted Necklace."
In short, whether you are a beginner looking for a new method
of making jewelry, or an experienced beader searching for new
and innovative ideas, this book is packed full of inspiration,
and one you’ll want to refer to again and again.