Friday, April 20, 2007
This is not a new book (copyright 2005), but it is new to me. I discovered it at JoAnn's and was interested in it because I wanted a creative border for my Art Nouveau button (see below). I really like this book - it shows a lot of different edgings that can be used around cameos or buttons. I had some trouble with the instructions for the twisted edging I did, but was able to adapt the directions just slightly to make the final product look a little nicer.
The nice thing is that someone else (Jamie Cloud Eakin) figured out how to do things like make a circle appear more oval with the addition of an edging, make a beaded ruffle around a button, make beaded "lace" around a cabachon or button, make a twisted edging that turns into a looped pendant at the bottom - I just love all the ideas.
On a side note, I also found the SRE Bible there that has been talked about so much. I perused it and frankly, I was unimpressed. The motifs were nice, but I thought a lot of the stitching looked kind of sloppy. Just my opinion.....