For beaders, at least, and other people of discerning wit and wisdom, Jill Wiseman’s Beautiful Beaded Ropes has been one of 2012′s most anticipated book releases. And now the book has released!
Jill is an immensely popular designer, teacher, and social media gadfly; the in-crowd follows her Tapestry Beads website and blog. Jill’s book, the newest release in the Beadweaving Master Class series, presents 24 sumptuous beaded jewelry rope projects that utilize a variety of beading stitches. So the book is organized by stitch: spiral ropes, peyote ropes, netted ropes, herringbone ropes, right angle weave ropes, and ropes using other stitches, including Oglala, chevron, and brick. Jill’s designs — necklaces, bracelets, earrings, lariats, and even a ring project — are fun to make, completely wearable, and, frankly, dazzling. And her instructions are clear and precise.
We’re pleased to present two projects from the book for you to download as PDFs, so you can get a good sampling of what’s in store for you and all your beady friends:
Please let us (and Jill!) know what you think. Ask for Jill Wiseman’s Beautiful Beaded Ropes at your local bead store or bookstore — which deserve all our wholehearted support! — and you can also order the book online via these links on BN.com and Amazon.com. “Like” the Lark Jewelry & Beading page on Facebook, too, for more free projects, giveaways, varied pics of beading and jewelry, and much more.