Saturday, July 7, 2012

Bead Goddesses: Jamie Cloud Eakin

Anyone who's spent any time reading about bead embroidery has come across Jamie Cloud Eakin's books. Several years ago, I purchased her book Beading with Cabochons and the necklace below is a testament to the clarity of her directions. This pattern was on her book cover and I was amazed that I could actually complete it. I was hooked!
Jamie Cloud Eakin Pattern
Jamie teaches techniques that you can use for your own inspiration. But sometimes, her patterns just can't be beat. Last year, I purchased her new book Dimensional Bead Embroidery and was stunned at the new stitches and techniques she shared. Here is a link to Jamie's web site with more information about her books. She offers a PDF download of the various stitches, which is a great reference when you are in design mode!

Below is my rendition of her pattern Classic Chic Earrings. I had to order the mother of pearl flat oval beads but had everything else on  hand.
Classic Chic Pattern, Dimensional Bead Embroidery

I just love the texture of the chocolate beads, created using a picot stitch. Jamie is a truly gifted bead artist and she has given me hours of reading and beading pleasure!


Kristen said...

I agree with you! I have Jamie's Dimensional Bead Embroider book as well and I never thought I would enjoy embroidery as much as I do now.

Saturday Sequins said...

I have both of Jamie's books and love them.

Beautiful renditions of her patterns! <3

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