This book unites Chinese and Western embroidery techniques to create gorgeous practical beadwork jewelry with floral elements that are rich in Chinese culture. The projects range from simple to difficult, giving you a basic yet comprehensive grasp of bead embroidery, and teaching you how to create nearly twenty pieces of unique bead embroidery jewelry to embellish your daily outfits.
With this book, you will: ·Master the use of bead embroidery tools, understand the characteristics of different bead embroidery materials, and get started easily. ·Acquire rich hand sewing and hook needle techniques, including more than 20 techniques to lay a solid foundation for making beaded jewelry. ·Learn to embroider nearly 20 different kinds of flowers using a combination of bead embroidery techniques through illustrated tutorials, and make jewelry that incorporates Chinese aesthetics, including earrings, bracelets, necklaces, brooches, hairbands, and clutch bags, bringing the art of bead embroidery into your daily life. ·Experience the beauty of beaded flowers from a Chinese aesthetic perspective, to broaden your creativity and inspire you.
About the Author
Han Yu studied bead embroidery at the embroidery school of Ecole Lesage, part of Chanel’s Métiers d’Art, and the Royal School of Needlework in the U.K. She then founded Gracey Han Bead Embroidery Studio, designing and producing haute couture garments for Shanghai Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week, and for celebrities. She has long been dedicated to disseminating the art of bead embroidery by giving lectures to university students and teaching at embroidery workshops across China. She is the author of Bead Embroidery Chinese Style. Wang Yuxi, a university teacher whose main research field is clothing design and engineering, currently works as a designer at the Gracey Han Bead Embroidery Studio. She is proficient in traditional Chinese embroidery, French embroidery, and flower-making techniques. She has produced haute couture garments for many brands as well as for Shanghai Fashion Week, Guangzhou Fashion Week, and participated in the production of the book Bead Embroidery Chinese Style.