Rebellious Beads

Advanced Dimensional Bead Patterns

by Rebecca Brown-Thompson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/12/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 72
ISBN : 9781425911423

About the Book

A long long time ago in a glass factory far far away

For over a thousand generations the Bead-I knights were the guardians of peace

Before the dark times of cheap mass production… before the rebellion


From deep within the bead hole came the rebellious Bead-I knights

With their thread and needles, they fought the evil dark side and and….


Oh, all right! So… it isn’t an action packed romantic thriller…so …it is not really a rebellion but only two artists slightly miffed that seed beads do not get the appreciation they deserve.


It is, however, an innovative and inspiring adventure in stitch manipulation using five basic bead stitches: bead embroidery, brick, square, peyote, and right angle weave. From flat to three-dimensional beadwork, this book covers a range of shapes and forms with seven projects designed for the intermediate to advanced beading enthusiasts who are looking for ways to expand their skill to a level above the norm. It is a book for those who are ready to unleash their passion for this under appreciated art medium and learn simple and exciting ways to give dimension to beadwork.


About the Author

Rebecca began her art training as a scientific illustrator with an emphasis on botanical Illustration.  After working as a botanical illustrator for 16 years she discovered her love of beading and has followed her interest in both art forms for the last 12 years.  Under Sharon Bateman’s tutelage, she learned the ins and outs of beading with dimension. She then developed her own style of relief work on top of her highly detailed bead embroidery.  Rebecca’s active involvement in the art world includes teaching and mentoring interested students. She has won awards for her beadwork. She exhibits her artwork and beadwork in the United States as well as New Zealand.  Rebecca lives and works in Christchurch, New Zealand.





Sharon Bateman is best known for her many magazine articles, appearances on DIY''s Jewelry Making show, and craft book titles that include Findings and Finishings, the Morning Rose Rosette, Peepers and Creepers, and Over the Edge. She invented and manufactures the Sharondipity Tube Looms; Plexiglas looms designed for specific projects.


She is available for questions or comments though her web site