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The Beaded Garden: Creating Flowers with Beads and Thread [Paperback]

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Item description for The Beaded Garden: Creating Flowers with Beads and Thread by Diane Fitzgerald...

Using needle and thread, crafters of all skill levels can create a veritable greenhouse of beaded flowers from the patterns in this book. Beaders and gardeners alike will delight in these projects that use brick, peyote, net, and herringbone stitches, as well as right-angle weave and combination stitches, to create a brilliant bouquet of beaded flowers. Instructions for leaves and stems are included to transform each bloom into a spectacular piece, perfect for dressing up home decors and special occasions. In addition to more than 25 blossom patterns, including water lilies, poppies, orchids, and roses, whimsical insect patterns populate this everlasting garden. A section on beading basics brings beginners up to speed, and a gallery of professionals' creations inspires future projects. The clear instructions and diagrams make these most delicate creations accessible and fun for beaders looking to add new techniques and sparkle to their repertoire.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   125
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 8.25" Height: 8.75"
Weight:   0.98 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 28, 2005
Publisher   Interweave Press
ISBN  1931499551  
ISBN13  9781931499552  

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More About Diane Fitzgerald

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Diane Fitzgerald is the most popular and famous beadwork designer in history, and she has an international following. Her 12 books include two for Lark Jewelry & Beading, "Diane Fitzgerald's Shaped Beadwork" and "Diane Fitzgerald's Favorite Beading Projects." Diane teaches classes across the United States and internationally. She has traveled to South Africa to study Zulu and Xhosa beadwork and to the Czech Republic, Germany, and other areas to learn about the glass bead industry. She lives in Minneapolis, MN. Learn more about her at

Diane Fitzgerald currently resides in Minneapolis, in the state of Minnesota.

Diane Fitzgerald has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Lark Jewelry & Beading Bead Inspirations

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4Books > Subjects > Home & Garden > Crafts & Hobbies > Needlework
5Books > Subjects > Home & Garden > Crafts & Hobbies > Textile Arts

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Diane Fitzgerald is the best!!  Aug 11, 2008
The Beaded Garden: Creating Flowers with Beads and Thread
This book is a little treasure trove. Diane is known everywhere as a great beader/designer/teacher.
I have long admired her work but had never tried any of her projects. This book is mostly peyote and square stitch and is an excellent guide to really beautiful beaded flowers. This technique is entirely
different than the French beaded flowers I've always made and a nice change. I just finished my first beautiful flower and am making it into a broach. Being me, I had to add a bit of sparkle. This book is a delight.
The Beaded Garden: Creating Flowers with Beads and Thread  Jun 1, 2008
I love all the different types of beaded flowers in this book and am very pleased I decided to buy it. The instructions are easy to follow.
Diane Fitzgerald seems to know just what the beader needs.
The Beaded Garden: Creating Flowers with Beads and Thread by Diane Fitzgerald  Apr 1, 2008
The Beaded Garden: Creating Flowers with Beads and ThreadThe directions are easy to follow. Some pieces are a little over done and I would prefer a "little less". You will not be disappointed when you get it and your knowledge base will have been increased.
A Must Have in your beadwork library  Jan 11, 2008
Another one of Diane Fitzgerald's great beadwork books. Even if you are a beader who is not at all interested in making flowers, beadwork patterns for the flowers can be adapted to other beadwork - or, you can try a flower! The instructions are well written, photos are helpful, completed project pictures are motivating. This is another must have for your beadwork library.
Ahhhh  Aug 15, 2007
I visit the book store several times a week to look at bead books, but I haven't actually bought one in months because nothing seemed to be really different or exciting. This book is different. I have been experimenting with beaded flowers using off-loom techniques for a while now, and I've had to compile patterns and techniques from various sources. This book has all of those techniques in one place so I can stop looking for projects and get back to the good stuff (beading!). I can't wait to get started playing with these gorgeous flowers.

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