We are delighted to present Classic Earring Designs by Nola May, a collection of Comanche Weave (or Brick Stitch) and Lace earring designs, whose color combinations are inspired by Mother Nature herself. Here are the pinks, purples and blues of sweet peas; the yellows, golds, creams, rusts and burgundy tones of chrysanthemums; and the reds, oranges and golds of maple trees in fall. Nola May believes that beaded earrings frame a face like a picture and highlight the personality within without saying a word. In Classic Earring Designs, she makes it easy to learn to create your own beautiful, personalized accessories.
May's Classic Earring Designs is aimed at beginning and intermediate beaders, with 52 new and exciting beaded earring designs that are sure to stimulate the creativity of advanced beaders as well. With complete, easy-to-follow instructions and plenty of illustrations, Classic Earring Designs begins with a listing and brief explanation of the materials needed for beading. This is followed by a section of general instructions useful for making any beaded earring design. There are basic instructions for Commanche Weave Earrings with illustrations and bead-by-bead patterns for basic Comanche Weave designs.
Directions and line drawings for creating several variations follow. These include bugle bead tops, bugle and seed bead combinations, seed bead base rows, tube earrings, stars and diamonds. The last section contains illustrated instructions for making round and rectangular lace earrings. This book offers a great way to learn the craft of beading!
104 pages; 200 illustrations; 167 photographs; 4 pages in full color; SC.