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Title:
Elegant soutache / Amee K. Sweet-McNamara.
ISBN:
9781454709176
Publication Information:
New York : Lark, [2016]

©2016
Physical Description:
viii, 264 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
General Note:
"Amee runs with scissors."

"Combine soutache and bead embroidery on beautiful and ornate pieces of jewelry."
Contents:
part 1. Soutache essentials: Material & tools ; The basics ; Additional techniques -- part 2. The projects: Tripping the light fantastic earrings ; Shimmering sea turtle pendant ; Crystal coil earrings ; Day of the Dead bracelet ; Opulent amulet ; In living color cuff ; Classic convertible earrings ; The impossible romance necklace ; Sangria-style pin ; Dragon love necklace ; The tuffey lily pendant ; Crazy quilt collar.
Abstract:
"Create stunningly intricate jewelry using soutache--a form of ornate braid or tassel. Providing plenty of photographed step-by-step instructions as a guide, Amee K. Sweet-McNamara shows intermediate-to-advanced jewelers the various techniques needed to make bracelets, pins, necklaces, and earrings. From a richly hued Shimmering Sea Turtle Pendant to Crystal Coil Earrings and a Day of the Dead Bracelet, these 12 colorful pieces are magnificent."--provided by Amazon.com.
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Summary

Create stunningly intricate jewelry using soutache--a form of ornate braid or tassel. Providing plenty of photographed step-by-step instructions as a guide, Amee K. Sweet-McNamara shows intermediate-to-advanced jewelers the various techniques needed to make bracelets, pins, necklaces, and earrings. From a richly hued Shimmering Sea Turtle Pendant to Crystal Coil Earrings and a Day of the Dead Bracelet, these 12 colorful pieces are magnificent.


Author Notes

Amee K. Sweet-McNamara is a textile artist that makes one-of-a-kind jewelry and the author of Soutache and Bead Embroidery (Kalmbach Books). She lives in NH.


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Library Journal Review

Soutache, a decorative braid often used as a trim on military uniforms, has become a popular element in jewelrymaking. Sweet-McNamara's (Soutache & Bead Embroidery) comprehensive guide presents both basic and advanced applications for soutache jewelrymaking, including stitches, finishing techniques, design, and incorporating beads and other elements into projects. These skills come into play via a series of bold statement jewelry projects that combine soutache and beads. Close-up photos provide direction and guidance throughout. VERDICT This guide to soutache jewelrymaking is an excellent option for jewelrymakers who are interested in expanding their knowledge, though beginners may be intimidated by the quantity of information presented and the speed at which the author moves through the individual topics. Csilla Papp's Sensational Soutache Jewelry Making is a solid -beginners' guide. © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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