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The Art of Bead Embroidery: Technique, Design, and Inspiration

The Art of Bead Embroidery: Technique, Design, and Inspiration

Heidi Kummli, Sherry Serafini

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Renowned bead embroidery artists Heidi Kummli and Sherry Serafini share their secrets for creating beautiful beadwork. This inspiring book is perfect for those who want to learn to create gorgeous jewelry and art pieces and those seeking design ideas. Discusses tools, adhesives, and materials and has an illustrated guide to favorite stitches, fringes, and finishing techniques. Twelve projects.


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Author: Heidi Kummli, Sherry Serafini
Softcover; 8 1/4 x 10 3/4; 112 pages; 200 color photos; ISBN: 9780871162434


Heidi has been beading since 1980, and it became a full-time job in 1990. She remembers as a child making jewelry out of found objects and learning from her grandparents.

Sherry graduated with a graphic design degree from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1987. She was raised in a military family and credits that nomadic lifestyle with giving her an adventurous spirit and uninhibited approach to her artwork.

Heidi Kummli and Sherry Serafini have both won People's Choice awards at the Bead Dreams competition (Heidi in 2005 and Sherry in 2006).
Foreword by Janet Kay Skeen 5
Sherry’s Introduction 8
Heidi’s Introduction 9
Authors’ Note 11

Chapter 1— 12
Tools 14
Stitches 18
Sherry’s Stitches 19
Heidi’s Stitches 21
Sherry’s Foundation, Lining, and Backing 24
Heidi’s Foundation, Lining, and Backing 25
Adhesives by Sherry and Heidi 26
Finishing 28
Sherry’s Fringe 30
Heidi’s Fringe 32

Chapter 2—Design 34
Sherry’s Inspiration 36
Heidi’s Inspiration 37
Sherry’s Design 38
Heidi’s Design 39
Sherry’s Color 40
Heidi’s Color 41
Sherry’s Texture 42
Heidi’s Texture 43

Chapter 3— 44
Vintage Button Belt Buckle 46
Free-form Brooch 50
Paisley Earrings 54
Art Pendant 58
Half-inch Moon Cuff 62
Ammonite Collar 66
Ammonite Box 72
Porcelain Pendant 76
Sterling Cuff Bracelet With Cabochons 80
Trilobite Earrings 84
Tree Frog Pin 88
Ancient Spirals Collar 92

Chapter 4—Inspiration 98
Sherry and Heidi’s Gallery 100
Resources 111
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