Tips and Techniques

I decided to start my own how-to book and this is it. Lucky you, it doesn’t cost a thing.  Yet!

I’ve been busy learning new techniques and thinking of techniques I already know. They cover embroidery techniques and beading and glass bead artisan jewellery.

I’ve already done peyote stitch in the Apprenticeship of Niki.Tasha and I’ll not go over it again here. To know peyote stitch get some cylinder beads Toho, Miyuki, etc. Sit down with a cup of tea and some patience and start playing with the beads and threads.

Here are some of the other techniques I wish to cover:  Some wire work, Some stringing, Some loom work. I won’t be sticking to any order: some wire work may be followed by some loom work and some stringing may be followed by some wire work.

It will be a mighty jumble but that’s what you get for free.

I’ll also be adding tips that I have discovered on my own: don’t re-invent the wheel, use other’s tips. And some of the tips, I hope, will be from you, the reader.

The most important thing here is that you have ‘ah-ha’ moments and ‘I got it !’ moments. If something doesn’t make sense, you have to scribble me a message so I can clear up the problem. If you are having difficulty with a technique, then you have to know others are, too. Be the courageous one and ask the question: represent all the others.

You must have patience. Nobody makes anything perfect the first time. You must work through the techniques again and again before you can do it skillfully.

It is my hope that you will enjoy the techniques you find here. Visit often and drop me a note about your own Tips and Techniques, or anything else for that matter.

Helene…

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