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Contemporary Cube Bead Designs: Stitching with Herringbone, Peyote, Ladder Stitch, and More

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Virginia Jensen offers more exciting ways to create with cube beads in her second book, Contemporary Cube Bead Designs. This book shows off versatile cube beads in a delightfully creative mix of necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Virginia Jensen uses her artistic eye to develop subtle, fashion-forward color palettes, interesting patterns, and delightful shapes like stars ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published April 10th 2012 by Kalmbach Books
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Shala Kerrigan
Apr 04, 2012 Shala Kerrigan rated it really liked it
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Contemporary Cube Bead Designs : Stitching with Herringbone, Peyote, Ladder Stitch and More

I'm a fan of cube shaped Japanese beads because they work up very quickly in designs and tile beautiful. This is Virginia's second book that focuses on cubes shaped beads.

If you're a beginning beader, cubes have extremely large holes, and come in sizes that are bigger than seed beads without being as large as pony beads. The squared edges in bead weaving makes a more rigid fabric than rounded beads. They a
Jan 12, 2013 Melody rated it liked it
The photography was excellent and the instructions were very clear. There were lots of projects to try. For me, though, the cube bead just doesn't hold much fascination or allure. There's something about the rigidity of it that holds me back- probably because my first love is peyote, and peyote with cube beads is more like pavement than anything else. Still, if you dig cube beads, give this a try.
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This is one of my very favorite beading design books. I love almost all of the projects in this book. It includes excellent diagrams and instructions.
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Virginia Jensen is a designer and bead-weaving teacher from Grand Junction, Colo. After a full career in advertising and publishing that included awards for her graphic design, she now focuses on creating wearable jewelry with a trained eye for proportion, color palette, and pattern.

Virginia's beaded designs have appeared in many leading beading publications, including Bead&Button magazine. S
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