The exquisitely talented Mabeline Gidez is the author of the brand new book I Can Right Angle Weave officially publishing Nov. 6 and available in many stores already. Mabeline, a renowned jewelry designer and teacher from Southern California, presents excellent instruction supplemented by nearly 500 diagrams in one of beading’s most popular and versatile stitches: right angle weave. The 25 projects reinforce the teaching, and they are also simply beautiful and inspiring as creative designs. The book serves as both a comprehensive refresher course for experienced beaders and a great introduction for beginners to the stitch.
Take a look below to see a handful of the book’s marvelous projects. You can click here to go to an earlier post that offers two beautiful projects from the book as downloadable PDFs: Mabeline’s Lotus Flower Necklace and Earrings and her Egyptian Queen Collar. Ask for the book at your local bead store or book shop, or you can buy it on Amazon or BN.com.
Now, leave a comment on this blog post by Tuesday, October 30, at 9 p.m. EDT to be entered for a chance to win actual pieces of jewelry that Mabeline made for the book: her RAW Channels Bracelet and her Jeweled Clover Earrings. Any comment will do, but let’s make it fun and somewhat ludicrously open-ended: tell us what you like best about beaded jewelry. Two winners — one for each piece of jewelry — will be randomly selected and announced on Wednesday, November 7.
Please “Like” the Lark Jewelry & Beading page on Facebook right now to be alerted to free projects and giveaways and to see pics of many fabulous jewelry and beading creations. Click here for the official rules. And good luck!