from the Author
When Suzanne McNeill and I decided I should
design innovative projects using cube and triangle beads, we didn't determine
how many. I have always had a horror of not preparing enough food when I entertain
and I approached the content of Beading with Cubes and Triangles the same
So, of course, I created twice as many projects as would
fit in one book so we have Cubes and Triangles 2. Each book contains an
exciting mix of bracelet and necklace projects for a variety of skill levels.
the projects in the first book feature classic stitches - primarily peyote, brick
and herringbone - the projects in this book use unusual stitch variations as well
as a few made-up stitches and techniques. Even experienced beaders may encounter
techniques here that are completely new to them.
Weave" is a very useful stitch, making it possible to use large-hole beads
successfully in right-angle weave; and the beaded button I made for that bracelet
is quick, easy and a great clasp alternative.
My favorite project
is the "Saturn Bracelet" even though it can only be worn for special,
arty occasions. It offered the most challenges - acquiring varied beads, and working
double herringbone that joins seamlessly.
I am really please
with this book. All the projects are much easier than they look, but you will
learn a lot from doing each of them. Have fun.
Alice Korach is the founding editor of Bead&Button
Magazine. Her idea in starting the magazine was that there were many people
like her who wanted to know how beautiful beadwork was created, and she was right!
childhood on, Alice practiced almost all forms of needle art, taking up beading
when she was eight and knitting at eleven. She always loved teaching and sharing
her skills and knowledge with other. In her first career, Alice earned a Ph.D..
in English literature and became a college professor. The biggest problem with
academia for her was that one was required to write uninteresting articles for
a limited audience of hostile specialists.
So Alice moved on
the Threads Magazine where she was an editor in all areas of fiber arts,
particularly knitting and contributed numerous articles of her own work, most
notably, the first article explaining bead knitting since the early years of the
Alice always knew that she was a good technician
and skilled designer, but she only gradually learned that she was also an artist
when she had the privilege of learning pate de verre from Donna Milliron. Alice
went on to create dozens of unique three-dimensional glass sculptures including
figurative, abstract, and floral works. Practicing art in glass freed something
within her that has led to an autistic flowering in other forms of bead art as
Alice teaches at national conventions and shops, particularly
at the 'Beads Needs' shop in Hales Corner, Wisconsin.
Table of Contents
|Diamonds on the Square Bracelets||6-9
|Octagon Weave Bracelet||10-13|
|Spiky Spiral Rope Earrings||14-15|
|Wheels within Wheels Necklace||26-29|