Beaded Treasure Purses Tubular Brick Stitch Designs Author:Deon Delange Let the Master of Brick Stitch teach you an entirely new and easy way to make these very popular small beaded purses that are worn as necklaces. And as a bonus, learn an exciting new beading stitch called Freeform, which can be used to make all sorts of jewelry. New ways to use brick stitch, new designs, new techniques, and the same best-selli... more »ng Deon quality that crafters have loved for more than ten years. Deon's new book is fully illustrated, with her characteristic easy-to-follow instructions and lots of photographs of the designs - both color and black & white. The patterns are clearly graphed by computer, making them easy to read and follow. Included are many ideas for trimming the edges of a purse, as well as a variety of necklace strap suggestions. Deon's Tubular Brick Stitch techniques are unique, allowing the beader to start every row at the edge of the chart. The starting point does not spiral around the beadwork as with many other purse techniques, making this method easier to use. The Tubular Brick Stitch instructions include sections on design charting, tubular foundation rows, and beading the body of a purse. Various trimmings for the top and bottom of a purse, plus beautiful necklace straps are explained and illustrated. Any of these trimmings can be added to any of the purses, as the photographs suggest. Instructions for the Freeform Stitch are given and example bracelets, necklaces and purse straps are described and pictured. This stitch is a special way to "cage" a stone, glass or driftwood piece, or any bauble as a pendant in a necklace, brooch, bracelet, bolo tie, earring or barrette. 14 exciting and easy to follow Treasure Purse patterns are included: Hearts & Flowers; "Z" Purse; Frills; Fleur-de-Lis; Windmill; Hairy Elephante'; Ribbons; Wabunung; Stripes on the Diagonal; Deer To My Heart; Diamond Connection; Four-Twenty-One; Zig-Zags; and Kokopelli. Don't miss this opportunity to own a book that you are sure to use again and again. A great gift idea for newcomers and knowledgeable beaders alike! 63 illustrations; 15 photographs; 10 pages in full color.« less
I liked the book because the charts and patterns are very clear and easy to follow. I am going through all the patterns and making them one at a time. I think that any beader would appreciate this book. The book describes all of the steps to learning the brick stitch pattern and has concise pictures. I especially like the color photos that accompany the finished pieces. I believe that this book is a must for all beaders!!