Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Jill Wiseman's Beautiful Beaded Ropes

 Jill Wiseman's Beautiful Beaded Ropes: 24 Wearable Jewelry Projects in Multiple Stitches

Speechless. So beautiful!!
From cover to cover, it's as if Jill is sitting beside me teaching me privately. Her unique voice and design sense is palpable throughout this book. The projects are amazing and as you read them, you will be amazed at how Jill takes the humble rope to the next level with embellishments and personal touches that are surprising and make you wonder why you didn't think of it yourself. This book is for everyone! For the beginner, Jill is very thorough in her basic information and does not throw you into the deep end. The simplicity of design, excellent illustrations and well written instructions are just a starting point for Jill's projects. She encourages the reader/beader to ask, "What if I do this? Change that?" I've already started on the first project and plan to make every project in this masterful book, even if it takes a lifetime.

This is the Flirtation Bracelet using a combination of Right Angle Weave and Spiral Rope. You can get the instructions for this beautiful bracelet, courtesy of the publisher, Lark, on their website.

Here is a picture of The Bohemian Earrings which is a free pattern from Lark as well.

Here is the gorgeous and talented Jill Wiseman! You can visit her website at

Here is my rendition of The Dancing Waves Necklace.

I am now working on her Butterfly Kisses necklace and I am absolutely loving it. Hard to believe there was a time when I was afraid of seedbeads and publicly denounced them. I'm loving them now, thanks is part to Jill.

You can order her book online at

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