Authentic American Indian Beadwork and How to Do It: With 50 by Pamela Stanley-Millner

By Pamela Stanley-Millner

Craftspeople who appreciate impressive Indian designs can now create appealing, colourful beadwork originated through the Chippewa, Iroquois, Pawnee, Seminole, Winnebago, and different American Indian tribes.

This e-book is an entire advisor to this regularly occurring handicraft, delivering step by step directions, transparent diagrams, and seventy one tribal designs for 2 varieties of conventional bead purposes — bead weaving and appliqué beading.

You'll locate fifty flexible designs charted on graph paper for bead weaving and twenty-one good sized styles for appliqué, together with move directions and colour keys. Easy-to-follow instructions let you know tips to build your individual bead loom.

Choose from a wealthy array of motifs rendered from genuine American Indian artifacts present in museum collections — stars, interesting geometrics, sunbursts, beautiful florals, and lots more and plenty more.

Beadcrafting is unusually effortless to profit, delivering hours of pleasure and delight. stick with the charts to weave belts, headbands, sashes, necklaces, and different attention-grabbing add-ons. Use the appliqué styles to accessorize leather-based, denim, and different materials for purses, vests, blouses…anything that might be stronger by means of a marginally of special Indian beadwork.

With this reasonably cheap selfmade publication, you could create appealing tasks for your self and your loved ones and noteworthy presents — for a fragment of the cost you'd pay in a shop.

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When you finish reading one side of the book, you can turn the book over and keep reading. InstructI ons See “Folding an Accordion,” page 44. Fold the paper in half lengthwise. Unfold it and fold it in half widthwise. Then fold an eight-section accordion using a scoring tool to reinforce each fold. Reverse all of the accordion folds (unfold and refold them in the other direction; use a scoring tool to reinforce the folds). step 1: create the first pop-up Unfold the paper again to its full size.

Step 4: unfold and cut strips Unfold the entire sheet of paper and cut along all of the creases (scissors are fine, but a craft knife and straightedge will yield more accurate cuts). You will have eight strips, but you only need six to create the structure. 5 step 5: interlock Interlock the slits to create a four-cell structure. indd 48 TEXT 1/28/14 12:21 PM 1/28/14 11:59 AM F29_Job: 12-40606 Title: Rp-Playing with Pop-Ups C70340_#175 DTP: 216 Page: 48 s 8 Projects to Play With: Artistic Ideas for Popping, Engineering & Moving Paper 49 City Skyline 2 3 InstructI ons step 1: prepare the templates Download the patterns (or enlarge and photocopy the templates on pages 121–122) and print them onto card stock.

Using a triangle and a scoring tool, score along the two short edges of the rectangle that are parallel to the center fold. step 3: cut and fold Next, reverse the fold that lies between pages one and two, and using a craft knife or scissors, cut through the two layers of paper along the top and bottom edges of the rectangle. Fold and crease the sides of the rectangle along the score lines so that the rectangle pops up. step 4: repeat and assemble Repeat step 2 on each fold (3⁄4, 5⁄6, 7⁄8, 9 ⁄10, 11⁄12, 13⁄14).

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