Beadwork Inspired by Art: Art Nouveau: Jewelry and by Jean Campbell, Judith Durant

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By Jean Campbell, Judith Durant

Beading artistic endeavors is a chain of beadwork undertaking books, encouraged through the colours, textures, and formsof ancient paintings and craft traditions. The authors current complete directions for 12 distinctive beadwork initiatives encouraged by way of their favourite masterpieces—by a number of the world’s best artists.

In this quantity, operating with a “canvas” of beads, thread, and a number of techniques—from stringing to weaving—readers learn how to recreate the jewellery and residential decor items of the paintings Nouveau interval, an paintings variety identified for its sleek, flowing curves and common shapes. The historic photo that encouraged each one undertaking and specified step by step directions and drawings are integrated, too.

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Let dry. 8 Start a new thread that exits from a round 1 bead. Use 9° beads to work two rounds of tubular peyote stitch off of round 1 (figure 4). figure 4 figure 5 11 Repeat steps 5 through 10 for each cabochon. Set aside. 48 ᩗ beadwork inspired by art: art nouveau jewelry and accessories REFINISHING THE FILIGREE 12 Working in a well-ventilated area, turn on the stove or torch. Use fireproof tongs to grasp one of the filigree pieces and place it in the flame until red hot. This removes any finishing from the brass.

2" (5 cm) gold-plated head pins (2) . gold-filled French ear wires (2) . 6-lb. test braided beading thread . size 12 beading needle . scissors . wire cutters . round-nose pliers . 5 cm) of thread and anchor it to the bottom row of the filigree on a bead cap. With the thread in front of the cap, *pick up one 11° seed bead and four 15° seed beads. Pass from front to back through a higher row of filigree, slightly to the left of the starting place, forming a slanted row of seed beads (figure 1). 3 Use a head pin to pick up one crystal bicone, one rock crystal teardrop, the beaded bead cap from inside to outside, one 11° seed bead, and one gold bicone (figure 2).

Figure 19 Reinforce the connection by passing through all beads several more times. 23 figure 18 figure 16 Secure all threads and trim. Scheherazade Necklace ᩗ 57 Set design for Scheherazade Léon Bakst was born Lev Rosenberg in 1866 in what is now called Belarus. He was at the forefront of the Russian Art Nouveau movement, or Mir Iskusstva (World of Art). The primary head of the movement was Sergei Diaghilev, who, with Bakst, started an influential magazine of the same name. In fact, Bakst’s illustrations and paintings became famous from his work with the magazine.

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