Little Bead Boxes

Little Bead Boxes by Julia Pretl

12 Miniature Containers Built with Beads

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Format: Trade Paperback , 112 Pages
ISBN: 9781589232914
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A charming assortment of one-of-a-kind miniature boxes in a variety of shapes for all skill levels.

Julia S. Pretl offers crafters her original method for creating decorative beaded boxes and lids in a wide range of surface designs and shapes. Working only with cylinder and seed beads, needle and thread, crafters can create an impressive array of clever and colorful miniature containers. With step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow word graphs and patterns, Pretl leads the reader through the techniques for creating three-sided, five-sided, and six-sided rectangular, square, and stacked boxes. Four-color photographs of each of the 12 designs introduce each set of instructions. Detailed drawings illustrate the beading techniques.

Julia S. Pretl (Baltimore, MD) is the author of Little Bead Boxes and Bead Knitted Bags. She has been featured inside and on the cover of Beadwork magazine. Her work has also appeared in the Baltimore Sun and in several galleries and exhibits. She was an invited artist for Beading for the Soul (Interweave, 2005). She teaches classes and workshops and is well known in the online and off-line beadwork community.
Format: Trade Paperback , 112 Pages
ISBN: 9781589232914
Size: 8.5 in x 8.5 in / 216 mm x 216 mm
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Getting Started

Tools and Materials

The Basic Parts of the Box

 

BUILDING A BOX

Building the Base

Triangle Box

Hexagon Box

Pentagon Box

Square Box

Oblong Variations

 

Building the Sides

Straight and Recessed Tops

The Inner Column

The Hem

 

Lids, Finials, and Feet

Flat Lid

Lid with Sides

Finials

Feet

 

Patterns and Word Maps

Reading Patterns

Reading Word Maps

 

PATTERNS FOR TRIANLE BOXES

Kaleidoscope

Egypt

Red Knot

 

PATTERNS FOR HEXAGON BOXES

Tuffet

Deco Pagoda

New School

 

PATTERNS FOR PENTAGON BOXES

Star

Flower

Dragon

 

PATTERNS FOR SQUARE BOXES

Tempest

Tomcat

Shinjin

 

Blank Graph Worksheets for Your Original Designs

Index