Classical Elegance 20 Beaded Jewelry Designs by Maggie Meister

By Maggie Meister

This access in Lark jewellery & Beadings bestselling Beadweaving grasp classification sequence showcases the superb paintings of popular beader and instructor Maggie Meister. Drawing on styles and motifs as varied as classical Roman arts, heart japanese textiles, and ecu structure, Maggie has created 20 beautiful initiatives for beaders to make that comprise various stitches. Her fabulous items comprise splendidly artistic rings, necklaces, and cuffs, between them a Matriarchs Cuff, which builds at the layout of a seventeenth century Jewish marriage ceremony ring a Sappho Necklace that includes designs from old mosaics and a Santa Sofia Pendant that borrows shapes from the onion-dome church steeples chanced on all through Europe.

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I have a notebook in my work area where my measurements live, so I can refer to them for each new project. TI P You can tie ribbons around your true waist and hips to mark them for future measurements. 54 Con­stru ction zone BODY WIDTH MEASUREMENTS Total true-waist circumference (A). Your true waist is probably higher than you think. It is usually the narrowest part of your body, slightly above your belly button. Your master pattern (or sloper) will be drafted up to this point. Don’t worry; you’ll learn how to lower (and raise) the waistline if you want to (page 65).

Install the standard presser step 3 foot. To finish, close the zipper and from the wrong side, backstitch and then machinestitch the rest of the garment opening closed, from the bottom of the zipper to the hemline. Fold the bottom end of the zipper out of the way of the stitching. zipper ( ws) ( rs) ( ws) step 2 finished zipper Closing Time 41 Lapped Application A lapped zipper application uses a traditional zipper; however, the zipper is hidden with a lap of fabric that is topstitched in place.

Repeat steps 1 and 2 on the back sloper. ½x ½x+y TI P It’s a good idea to make design variations on a copy of your perfect fitting sloper, not the original, so you always have a good, clean copy of the sloper to design from. Trace the sloper step 1 64 Con­stru ction zone step 2 on drafting paper and make all your design changes to the copy.

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