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Soutache

$17.95

How to make beautiful braid-and-bead embroidered jewellery and accessories by Donatella Ciotti

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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 04 May 2017
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782214809
  • Carton Qty: 40
  • Size: 8 x 10 inches
  • Illustrations: 500
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP Price: $17.95

Learn basic soutache braiding and jewellery assembly techniques with inspirational projects to guide and inspire you.

Discover Soutache, the art of creating modern and unique jewellery from looped braids.

Donatella Ciotti shows you how to create stunning, expensive-looking costume jewellery, from earrings and bracelets to brooches for hats, with full-colour, detailed photography to guide you through each process. There is even a gallery of images at the end of the book to inspire you to create your own, bespoke soutache masterpieces.

Learn about the history of jewellery crafting and the ever-growing trend for affordable yet stylish costume jewellery, before trying your hand at your own soutache pieces. Begin with the basic techniques of finishing and sewing the cords and inserting pearls and cabochons or cameos, discover the secrets behind coiling your soutache braids to make buttons, then begin to make bracelets, rings, headbands and much more.

Your soutache creations will be eye-catching and entirely unique to you!

Table of Contents

Creating with soutache 6
Historical notes 8
MATERIALS: SOUTACHE CORD 10
OTHER MATERIALS 12
ACCESSORIES 14
BEADS AND CRYSTALS 16
PREPARING THE CORDS 18
TYING OFF KNOTS 18
SEWING THE CORDS 19
MAKING A BASIC ELEMENT 20
WORKING WITH A CABOCHON 24
SEWING A BEZEL TO THE CORDS 26
SETTING A CABOCHON WITH BEADS 27
STRIPS WITH BEADS 28
LEAF TECHNIQUE 28
ADDING PEARLS TO A LEAF SHAPE 29
LOZENGE SHAPE LEAF WITH BEADS 29
WAVE TECHNIQUE WITH PEARLS 30
WAVE TECHNIQUE WITH SMALL PEARLS AND BEADS 31
ZIGZAG TECHNIQUE 32
COIL TECHNIQUE 34
COIL WITH A PEARL 35
DOUBLE COLOUR COILS 35
SPIRAL BUTTONS 36
COIL WRAPPING ON RINGS 38
SEWING RHINESTONE CHAINS TO THE CORDS 40
SEWING BEADS AROUND a CABOCHON 42
SEWING CORD TO A BEADED CABOCHON 45
GLUING TECHNIQUE 46
BRACELETS 48
WAVE BRACELETS 50
ZIGZAG BRACELET 52
MULTICOLOUR BRACELET 54
TWO-COLOUR PLAITED BRACELET 56
RINGS 58
PINK RING WITH CABOCHON 60
LIME GREEN AND LILAC RING 62
PINK AND TURQUOISE RING 66
HEADBANDS 68
GREEN HEADBAND 70
DAYTIME HEADBAND 72
ELEGANT EVENING HEADBAND 73
CREATIONS IN RUBBER 74
BRACELET AND EARRINGS 76
EARRINGS 80
LARGE HOOP EARRINGS WITH A DROP 82
EARRINGS WITH A STONE CABOCHON 84
EARRINGS WITH LEAVES 86
HAIR COMBS AND HAIR CLIPS 88
WHITE HAIR COMB 90
TURQUOISE AND AQUAMARINE HAIR COMB 92
LAMP SHADE 94
BROOCHES FOR HATS 98
HAT BROOCH 100
GALLERY OF INSPIRATION 104

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