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    Soutache - Donatella Ciotti Paperback

    Discover Soutache, the art of creating modern and unique jewellery from looped braids.

    Donatella Ciotti shows you how to create stunning, expensive-looking costume jewellery, from earrings and bracelets to brooches for hats, with full-colour, detailed photography to guide you through each process. There is even a gallery of images at the end of the book to inspire you to create your own, bespoke soutache masterpieces.

    Learn about the history of jewellery crafting and the ever-growing trend for affordable yet stylish costume jewellery, before trying your hand at your own soutache pieces. Begin with the basic techniques of finishing and sewing the cords and inserting pearls and cabochons or cameos, discover the secrets behind coiling your soutache braids to make buttons, then begin to make bracelets, rings, headbands and much more.

    Your soutache creations will be eye-catching and entirely unique to you!

    112 pages

    500 illustrations 

    Size: 204mm x 260mm

     

    Table of Contents

     

    Creating with soutache 6

    Historical notes 8

    MATERIALS: SOUTACHE CORD 10

    OTHER MATERIALS 12

    ACCESSORIES 14

    BEADS AND CRYSTALS 16

    PREPARING THE CORDS 18

    TYING OFF KNOTS 18

    SEWING THE CORDS 19

    MAKING A BASIC ELEMENT 20

    WORKING WITH A CABOCHON 24

    SEWING A BEZEL TO THE CORDS 26

    SETTING A CABOCHON WITH BEADS 27

    STRIPS WITH BEADS 28

    LEAF TECHNIQUE 28

    ADDING PEARLS TO A LEAF SHAPE 29

    LOZENGE SHAPE LEAF WITH BEADS 29

    WAVE TECHNIQUE WITH PEARLS 30

    WAVE TECHNIQUE WITH SMALL PEARLS AND BEADS 31

    ZIGZAG TECHNIQUE 32

    COIL TECHNIQUE 34

    COIL WITH A PEARL 35

    DOUBLE COLOUR COILS 35

    SPIRAL BUTTONS 36

    COIL WRAPPING ON RINGS 38

    SEWING RHINESTONE CHAINS TO THE CORDS 40

    SEWING BEADS AROUND a CABOCHON 42

    SEWING CORD TO A BEADED CABOCHON 45

    GLUING TECHNIQUE 46

    BRACELETS 48

    WAVE BRACELETS 50

    ZIGZAG BRACELET 52

    MULTICOLOUR BRACELET 54

    TWO-COLOUR PLAITED BRACELET 56

    RINGS 58

    PINK RING WITH CABOCHON 60

    LIME GREEN AND LILAC RING 62

    PINK AND TURQUOISE RING 66

    HEADBANDS 68

    GREEN HEADBAND 70

    DAYTIME HEADBAND 72

    ELEGANT EVENING HEADBAND 73

    CREATIONS IN RUBBER 74

    BRACELET AND EARRINGS 76

    EARRINGS 80

    LARGE HOOP EARRINGS WITH A DROP 82

    EARRINGS WITH A STONE CABOCHON 84

    EARRINGS WITH LEAVES 86

    HAIR COMBS AND HAIR CLIPS 88

    WHITE HAIR COMB 90

    TURQUOISE AND AQUAMARINE HAIR COMB 92

    LAMP SHADE 94

    BROOCHES FOR HATS 98

    HAT BROOCH 100

    GALLERY OF INSPIRATION 104