Dimensional Bead Embroidery: A Reference Guide to Techniques (Lark Jewelry & Beading)

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From popular author Jamie Cloud Eakin comes a fantastic all-around bead-embroidery guidebook. Modeled on Eakin's acclaimed Beading with Cabochons, Dimensional Bead Embroidery shows beaders how to use old stitches in new ways and lays out boundary-breaking techniques for embroidering beads onto a base fabric with beaded bezels. Focusing especially on cabochons and large, eye-catching focal beads, the book covers decorative stitches such as fringes, picots, and rope edging.  Nine illustrated projects include bracelets, necklaces, earrings, a brooch, and a purse. The book includes a gallery of bead-embroidered jewelry from a variety of artists.

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Jamie Cloud Eakin has been a professional bead artist for two decades. She has taught at the Bead&Button Show and sells her work in galleries across North America. She is the author of the best-selling Beading with Cabochons and Bugle Bead Bonanza, and her work has been featured in many magazines and books, including Beading with World Beads and The Beader's Color Palette. Jamie was born in Illinois and now resides in Modesto, California. 
 

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"Jamie Cloud Eakin's latest book is a valuable instructional tool for bead-embroidery fans of all skill levels. More than 30 different techniques are clearly illustrated with thorough instructions: 10 surface stitches, 11 edging techniques, seven bezel stitches, and four techniques showing how to attach the embroidered piece to a necklace or bracelet. Step out of the seed-beads-only mindset, and learn clever ways to use rivolis, crystals, donuts, and buttons in your bead-embroidery projects. In addition, this book offers detailed instructions to complete nine projects. With more than 200 photographs, including a gallery of beadwork by a variety of artists, Dimensional Bead Embroidery is a book you will refer to over and over again." - Bead&Button magazine "Spanning bead-stitching techniques through bead-design strategy, Jamie Cloud Eakin's Dimensional Bead Embroidery: A Reference Guide to Techniques provides a wealth of knowledge. The photo gallery and 9 step-by-step projects make this encyclopedic book a solid addition to your library." - Beadwork magazine, February/March 2012 issue "Bead embroidery is a seriously addictive technique, and with Jamie Cloud Eakin's expert guidance you'll be adding fuel to the beading fire in no time. Learn basic surface stitches, and then embellish on that knowledge with bezel stitches, edge treatment stitches, and attachment stitches. ... The gorgeous photography will keep you wanting more. This book is just awesome!" - Bead Design Studio magazine, February 2012 "One of the most comprehensive bead embroidery books out there, with tons of sample photos and illustrations. A visual and functional delight." - Jill Wiseman "Jamie Cloud Eakin is an excellent beading source, (and) Dimensional Bead Embroidery is a visual feast for your eyes." - Sara Hardin, Soft Flex Company "Demonstrates how to combine seed beads with embroidery to create jewelry that includes elements such as cabochons, fiber, and other types of beads. The book is more of a techniques book ... with some beautiful hand-stitched jewelry designs. Many of the projects and sample pieces photographed throughout the book were (pieces) I could wear every day. The author provides a lot of detail in this book, so I feel comfortable recommending it to beginning bead weavers. Jamie Cloud Eakin deserves to be very proud of this book!" (5-star review) - About.com Jewelry Making "The work in this book is just stunning. And I really like how the material is organized and presented. Once I finished reading (the) huge wealth of information, really enough to have you on your way, I realized there was more. There were projects in the book, too! Nine of them to be exact. I guess you can tell I am enthused by this book: Don’t let the elaborate, stunning photographs put you off. No matter where you are in your beading journey, if you want to try bead embroidery, you now have access to a fantastic teaching book to help you." - The Bead Dreamer "Dimensional Bead Embroidery is one of those books you absolutely should get if you have any interest in learning bead embroidery or building on existing skills. I'm really impressed with the clear photography, comprehensive diagrams and very clear text. The projects are gorgeous and will garner many compliments." - Bella Online "I cannot praise this book enough. It accomplishes what it sets out to do with every step clear and well explained. It's a beautiful book, and one anyone can learn from. There is nothing like jawdroppingly beautiful photos, clearly taken and stunning, to keep a person learning and loving a jewelry technique book. The drawings which assist the reader to learn each specific technique are excellent as well. This wonderful book will serve as a reference guide and, additionally, will also inspire any beader who is aching to learn to bead embroider with seed beads." - Jean Yates  "There are plenty of great books that are project oriented. But there comes a time when you want to create your own piece. In developing yourself as an artist in your own right, you will want to stop reproducing what someone else created. This book gives you the tools. And very good tools at that. ... This book gives plenty of valuable tips and techniques to help anyone become a bead artist in their own right. I highly recommend this book for beginners to advanced beaders alike. I am really beginning to think that Lark Jewelry & Beading has set the bar for quality beading books so high that other publishers just cannot come close." - Sig Wynne-Evans “(A) great book ... Jamie Cloud Eakin showcases her beading talents and helps you master the techniques with nine projects to make and a gallery filled with gorgeous pieces by other jewelry artists. Jamie will help you select tools and materials, then walk you through the techniques with photos and diagrams to make it easy to understand.” - Craft Gossip Jewelry Making "Dimensional Bead Embroidery is another book by Jamie Cloud Eakin, and it's the perfect companion to her first book, Beading with Cabochons. It's more technique than project-based because it's a reference guide, so it's bound to appeal to people who, like me, prefer working on their own projects to focusing on the ones in books. There's enough material to keep even an experienced beader busy and inspired, since she features a number of techniques that I haven't seen in any of the other books on this subject, including her first book." - Saturday Sequins blog “A gem for seed bead lovers! You'll learn surface stitches, bezel stitches, edge treatments, and attachments. Following these in-depth instructions, you'll find nine projects, including one for a brooch and one for a purse. The gallery is inspiring and gorgeous, as is the entire book. This book will appeal to all skill levels.” --Lori Anderson, Pretty Things blog 

Praise for Jamie Cloud Eakin's Beading with Cabochons:  "The designs are all beautiful and have a dramatic neo-Victorian look. Highly recommended." --Library Journal

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