Bead Crochet Snakes is a goldmine for beadwork enthusiasts, scholars, and antique collectors. It is the only book to offer an extended, illustrated history of bead crochet snakes and five patterns for those with bead crochet experience who want to make their own snakes. The book's extensive photos, clear charts, and detailed instructions made Bead Crochet Snakes a must for anyone curious about the rich history of these wonderful objects.
Bead Crochet Snakes illustrates how these beautiful, shiny serpents fit into the rich trdition of bead crochet as practised in the Ottoman Empire and neighboring countries like Bulgaria, Greece, and Macedonia. It also explains how the snakes were constructed, the fascinating story of snakes made by Turkish prisoners of war during World War I, and how to tell those snakes from others made later.
Beaders can gain inspiration from the many photos of bead crochet items as well as make their own bead crochet snakes to exhibit or wear. Patterns are provided for a snake necklace with a loopy tail, a rattlesnake necklace, two matching bracelets, and a memory wire snake bracelet. The projects will also teach beaders an alternative stringing method, the bead single crochet stitch, increasing and decreasing beads, crocheting on two sides of a foundation chain, and two methods of fastening on a new thread.
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Adele Rogers Recklies has had a career that encompasses both beads and fiber as well as academic work and creative play. Before working as a costume maker for professional theater, she earned a B.A.and M.A. from Kent State University and a Ph.D. in theater from The Ohio State Univeristy. After teaching in a small college and working for two different costume shops in New York City, Dr. Recklies opened her own business in 1987 to specialize in theatrical knitting, crochet, and related crafts.
Dr. Recklies' embroidery work can be seen in the recent movie Memoirs of a Geisha. Her knitted costumes have been worn in other movies such as Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Big Fish and Stepmom as well as Broadway shows such as CATS and the recent revival of Company.
Some of her beadwork was included in 500 Beaded Objects: New Dimensions in Contemporary Beadwork and exhibited at Bead International 2006 at The Dairy Barn Arts Center as well as two group shows at the Nihonbashi Takashimaya, Tokyo, Japan in 2003 and 2004.Review:
THE BOTTOM LINE: This book contains facts about the fascinating history of European bead crochet snakes, as well as patterns designed by the author, with complete instructions and diagrams to crochet some beautiful snake designs as bracelets and necklaces. --Sandi Marshall, Your Guide to Crochet, About.com
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Descrizione libro Reckless Beading Press, 2007. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. first edition. 112 pages. 10.70x8.30x0.40 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria __0979164907
Descrizione libro Reckless Beading Press, 2007. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. first edition. 112 pages. 10.70x8.30x0.40 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 0979164907
Descrizione libro Reckless Beading Press, 2007. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110979164907
Descrizione libro Reckless Beading Press. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0979164907 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW7.0552297