Book Giveaway – Beaded Opulence

Photo of a Project in Beaded Opulence

Photo of a Project in Beaded Opulence

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that square stitch is my favorite off-loom bead-weaving stitch.  I know and use the other stitches, square stitch is just my favorite.  However, looking at the gorgeous pieces in Marcia DeCoster’s Beaded Opulence book that all feature right-angle weave, it too is a stitch that definitely deserves some attention.  Each of the bead-weaving stitches has its strengths and right-angle weave’s strength is its ability to result in beadwork that is very supple, with an almost fabric-like feel to it.  Marcia DeCoster takes this strength to full advantage in the projects in this book especially those where the beadwork is woven around some sort of armature like in the photo above.

The books starts with the basics – terminology, tools, selecting the right thread, and how to do right-angle weave.  It then progresses through chapters that tell how to use right-angle weave in various ways such as making ropes, covering armatures, embellishments, and making curves.  The projects are gorgeous and well-explained.  If you’d like a chance to win this beautiful and inspiring book published by Lark Books, please leave a comment in this blog post along with a valid e-mail address.  The winner will be selected Tuesday 12/8/09 at 7:00 PM EST (GMT -5).

Photo Courtesy of Lark Books

Photo Courtesy of Lark Books

The book for this giveaway was provided by Lark Books.

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12 Responses to Book Giveaway – Beaded Opulence

  1. Mikki says:

    I love Marcia’s work….she really shows the versatility of right angle weave.

  2. Alyssa says:

    I’d like to enter, the book looks good.

  3. mindy says:

    what a wonderful book thanks

  4. N88K says:

    Not sure if I can do this stitch, but sign me up

  5. OliviaS says:

    Love the photo of the necklace, sign me up

  6. celeste says:

    Please enter me in the giveaway

  7. Lisa says:

    My mother in law made beautiful pieces using this right-angle weave. I never got the chance to learn it from her because she lost her sight in an accident. Sign me up!

  8. bunbin says:

    It looks like a beautiful book and I do not know this stitch. Please enter me.

  9. beadzzz says:

    I’d love to win it.

  10. NMoore says:

    Love the necklace in the photo & wish that glass ring came with the giveaway. Oh well, enter me in the giveaway for the book.

  11. Vera says:

    Looks complex… but you never know. I hope the descriptions are clear and the pictures numerous. Enter me please.

  12. This giveaway is now closed. We have one more beautiful book from Lark Books to give away, please stay tuned.

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