Techniques

These pages give you links to free instructions on techniques, taken from our books. Please scroll down the page to find out more information about techniques in Bead Jewellery, Cardmaking, and Patchwork & Quilting

Basic Techniques and Instructions: Beaded Jewellery

Here you will find downloadable PDF documents to help you with basic techniques/instructions for bead jewellery making, including tiara making, covered by books from Vivebooks. Scroll down to find the information that interests you, then download the file by clicking on the link.

Bead Jewellery Basics by Barbara Case

Beads, Materials & Tools
Beads; Findings; Threads and Wires; Tools and Other Equipment
Basic Beaded Jewellery Techniques

NECKLACE THREADING
Method 1: Nylon-coated Wire with Crimp Beads
Method 2: Nylon-coated Wire with Gimp and Crimp Beads
Method 3: Nylon-coated Wire with Crimp Beads and Clamshell Calottes

BEADING THREADS
Method 4: Gimp with Beading Thread
Method 5: Using Beading Thread with Clamshell Calottes
Method 6: Thong or Cord with Box Calottes and Jump Rings

BASIC EARRING MAKING
Method 7: Headpins
Method 8: Nylon-coated Wire 10

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Tiara Techniques by Jema Hewitt

Branch Component Instructions: one of the essential techniques for creating a cluster of beads and wire to incorporate into a tiara.

Robin’s Wrap: one of the nicest ways of neatening a tiara band, taught to me by Robin of the Bead Shop, Nottingham.

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Basic Techniques and Instructions: Cardmaking

Here you will find downloadable PDF documents to help you with basic techniques/instructions for cardmaking covered by books from Vivebooks. Scroll down to find the information that interests you, then download the file by clicking on the link.

Instructions for Setting Eyelets by Jenny Cocks

Setting Eyelets Eyelets are a staple material for any crafter and this technique is often one of the first that a cardmaker will master.

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Basic Techniques and Instructions: Patchwork and Quilting

Here you will find downloadable PDF documents to help you with some basic techniques/instructions for patchwork and quilting, covered by books from Vivebooks. Scroll down to find the information that interests you, then download the file by clicking on the link.

Seminole Patchwork Technique by Katharine Guerrier

Seminole Piecing Instructions
Squares set on point
Repeated diamonds

Download this PDF document, a free extract from Patchwork Postcards and Pinboard Quilts by Katharine Guerrier

Strip Piecing by Katharine Guerrier

Random Strip Piecing Instructions

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Putting on the Glitz by Annette Morgan

Adding Sparkle to your quilts: 3D paint, sequins and foiling

Download this PDF document, a free extract from Glitzy Quilts by Annette Morgan