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Soutache is a decorative braid. Attaching it to a backing and embellishing it with cabochons, crystals, and beads, is a hot, trending technique—and this is the first English-language book dedicated to this fantastic, yet relatively easy craft. Anneta Valious, the world''s top soutache designer, describes the entire process, from sewing methods to making straps to finishing, and provides 25 projects that include necklaces, earrings, pendants, bracelets, barrettes, and more. It''s the perfect guide for beaders, jewelry makers, and general crafters eager to expand their repertoire and take their designs to the next level.

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“Stamping is an accessible craft with a low barrier for entry—crafters only need a medium to carve, a linoleum cutter or craft knife, ink, and something on which to stamp . . . The variety of artists ensures a reasonably diverse range of styles . . . Stamping isn''t just for scrapbookers, and this title will open crafters'' eyes to the potential for stamping fabric, wood, and even porcelain.” — Library Journal
 
“Fabulous step-by-step photos and instructions for sophisticated designs.” — Bead Design Studio
 
“The rising popularity of soutache has jewelry makers hungry for instructions on how to use this fabulous braid in elegant designs. Anneta presents step-by-step instructions to create 30 beautiful projects, using a variety of techniques, beads, and stones. She provides a 24-page ''Techniques'' section for the projects in this book, and then complements her instructions with excellent photographs throughout. This is a beautiful book full of gorgeous projects!” — Bead & Button
 
“Soutache is a type of braid historically used as a luxurious decorative trim—and in the right hands it can also be used to create lightweight, elegant jewelry designs. Soutache: 30 Gorgeous Bead Embroidery Designs by Anneta Valious is the first English-language book to describe this technique. Step-by-step directions and almost 500 instructional photos teach you how to combine stitching and beading methods to create unique bead-and-fiber masterpieces.” — BEADWORK

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Anneta Valious is the premier soutache jewelry designer in the world. Her website is annetavalious.com, and she also sells her soutache jewelry on Etsy at etsy.com/shop/AnnetaValious. She lives in Nantes, France.

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LeanneTop Contributor: Cooking
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Absolutely gorgeous pieces, with wonderful close-up photos of each step
Reviewed in the United States on August 8, 2013
I''ve always loved soutache, but had no idea how to go about making it. Although I have yet to make any of the projects in this book, one of the first things I do when I get a new jewelry book is sit down and pore through, noting how easy (or not!) the instructions seem. I... See more
I''ve always loved soutache, but had no idea how to go about making it. Although I have yet to make any of the projects in this book, one of the first things I do when I get a new jewelry book is sit down and pore through, noting how easy (or not!) the instructions seem. I did the same thing with this book -- and was thrilled to see how clearly everything is laid out!

The book begins with some background history on soutache, and then moves into a section about the tools you need.

The author emphasizes how important it is to get really high-quality soutache in order to have high-quality photos.

As I mentioned in the title of my review, one of the things I love about this book (and about all Lark books) is that the instructions are very detailed and contain close-up photos of almost every step in each project. This will make this book so much easier to use.

The only downside is that I wish there were some recommendations as to brands or suppliers of the materials. She mentions in the book that there are resources listed on her website and the publisher''s website, but I''ve been unable to locate them.

Overall, though, this is an amazing book -- and I want to make every piece in it! Soutache is such a gorgeous technique, and this book is a wonderful one to add to your beading library!
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BirdieTracy
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Beautiful. Just Beautiful.
Reviewed in the United States on February 5, 2015
This is a beautiful book. -It has a tremendous number of high quality pictures showing step-by-step instructions. -The instructions are clear and concise. -The author did a great job of explaining different terms used in creating the jewelry. -It... See more
This is a beautiful book.

-It has a tremendous number of high quality pictures showing step-by-step instructions.
-The instructions are clear and concise.
-The author did a great job of explaining different terms used in creating the jewelry.
-It was easy to follow the instructions to make pieces that look amazingly intricate when you first see them.

Overall, I am very happy with this purchase. I would not have thought that putting together jewelry that looks quite daunting would be so easy. The author did a wonderful job of making that happen for me.
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Beading by the Lake
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Beautiful book. I love it to just look at, and if I do dip my toes into soutache jewelry making, I will use this book more.
Reviewed in the United States on July 14, 2013
The pictures, detailed how-to, and the beautiful projects (and these are not beginner-looking projects) are wonderful. I feel confident that Ms. Valious'' instructions are thorough, detailed, and clear, and after reading, and by following just her instructions in this book,... See more
The pictures, detailed how-to, and the beautiful projects (and these are not beginner-looking projects) are wonderful. I feel confident that Ms. Valious'' instructions are thorough, detailed, and clear, and after reading, and by following just her instructions in this book, I can successfully make this jewelry. The author inspires her readers to make the jewelry their own, with suggestions on personalizing the projects with our own colors shapes, lengths and sizes, while also giving the specifics (at her or Lark Books'' web sites, so as to keep more current) for those who do wish to know what specific materials are used. Thank you for such a lovely, thoughtful book.
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Martha-Irene Weed
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WOW!
Reviewed in the United States on May 31, 2013
This appears to be the first book on the topic of Soutache. The pictures are great, the instructions look great, and together, they make one want to run right out and start learning Soutache. For us beginners, the author provides "resources" sections. The... See more
This appears to be the first book on the topic of Soutache. The pictures are great, the instructions look great, and together, they make one want to run right out and start learning Soutache. For us beginners, the author provides "resources" sections. The alternative color-ways are good.
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Sarah
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Excellent Book for Learning Soutache Techniques
Reviewed in the United States on April 2, 2014
Excellent Book for Learning Soutache Techniques. At first I felt this was a bit condescending as I am an experienced jewelry designer and maker, however I was quickly given an attitude adjustment as I realized this author is absolutely at the top of her field in this... See more
Excellent Book for Learning Soutache Techniques. At first I felt this was a bit condescending as I am an experienced jewelry designer and maker, however I was quickly given an attitude adjustment as I realized this author is absolutely at the top of her field in this genre. This is not easy work to do, and she gives an outstanding set of very tasteful projects and instructions, that should be carefully followed as they build your skills to the point you feel like a bird ready to fly from the nest, and create your own designs using this beautiful technique with so much history. I purchased another book on the subject from another publisher and was most disappointed as the colors and creations I found in poor taste and this author and artist has exquisite talent in her use of color and materials and of course technique. A must for every jewelry artists library!!
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Victoria
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"Soutache" by Anneta Valious
Reviewed in the United States on June 28, 2015
Book was wonderful, pictures awesome. What I was a little dissatisfied with is lack of more information. As a newbie, I need to know everything. Like what thread to use, what size of thread to buy, brand name of industrial strength glue etc. The author assumed that whoever... See more
Book was wonderful, pictures awesome. What I was a little dissatisfied with is lack of more information. As a newbie, I need to know everything. Like what thread to use, what size of thread to buy, brand name of industrial strength glue etc. The author assumed that whoever is trying to make jewelry with soutache would know all these things. Until last month, I have never even heard the word soutache but just loved what people did with it and want to try my hand at it.
Other than that, I am very happy with my book and even though some information is missing, I will find it on my own.
Thank you for a fabulous book and thank you Amazon.
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Jill Wiseman
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Stunning Soutache
Reviewed in the United States on May 25, 2013
If you''ve ever had the slightest interest in how soutache jewelry is made, this is the book for you! It''s full of clearly written and photographed step-by-step instruction that will have you eagerly reaching for supplies to start stitching right away. Starting with the... See more
If you''ve ever had the slightest interest in how soutache jewelry is made, this is the book for you! It''s full of clearly written and photographed step-by-step instruction that will have you eagerly reaching for supplies to start stitching right away. Starting with the basic set of techniques, moving to the exact steps to make each exquisite project, and including the important details of creating a finely finished and professional backing, you won''t be left wondering what''s next as you work along. There are a wide range of projects, from quick and small-scale to large and dramatic - truly something for every taste. Anneta Valious is clearly a master of the technique and a perfect guide to this delightful and colorful soutache land, as well as an inspiring artist whose work will leave you eager to find your own soutache voice. Excuse me...I need to go work on my soutache project now...
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Phoenix
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The title of this book says it - gorgeous!
Reviewed in the United States on August 13, 2013
I was curious about Soutache and had done some research on line before a friend recommended this book. I am an avid beader and an accomplished seamstress, but I found most other references really missed the mark even for someone with some skills in the area already. When... See more
I was curious about Soutache and had done some research on line before a friend recommended this book. I am an avid beader and an accomplished seamstress, but I found most other references really missed the mark even for someone with some skills in the area already. When this book arrived, I thumbed through quickly and was quite impressed by the designs and samples shown. I am still thumbing through it and continue to enjoy the workmanship and the artistry of the pieces pictured. In addition, I''m actually learning a great deal about the craft - including materials and how-to''s. Whether you want to try Soutache or just drool over the great designs, this is a great choice.
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Samantha Tannoch
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Excellent guide.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 31, 2014
As someone new to this craft I found it to be clear and concise in its format. Any questions I had regarding how to start answered with detailed lists of necessary supplies and clear step-by-step instructions on how to stitch and construct every stage as well as...See more
As someone new to this craft I found it to be clear and concise in its format. Any questions I had regarding how to start answered with detailed lists of necessary supplies and clear step-by-step instructions on how to stitch and construct every stage as well as explanations of what you are creating. There are a great selection of projects to try while building skills finishing with inspirational pages full of pieces created by the author which allow an idea of what can be achieved with this technique.
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M. C. FitzGerald
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Soutache for all levels
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 22, 2015
This book was recommended by someone demonstrating Soutache on Jewellery Maker, it is great for beginners and those more experienced in Soutache. It starts with a history and then goes on to explain equipment and how to Soutache including some lovely projects. The coloured...See more
This book was recommended by someone demonstrating Soutache on Jewellery Maker, it is great for beginners and those more experienced in Soutache. It starts with a history and then goes on to explain equipment and how to Soutache including some lovely projects. The coloured photos are inspiring. I hghly recommend this book.
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soulfree
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Very classy
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 25, 2014
Gorgeous book with loads of inspiring pictures and techniques. You just want to make them all ! Very clear instructions and close up photos so they don''t seem quite as daunting as they first look, and if you don''t feel up to tackling the projects it is a lovely book to just...See more
Gorgeous book with loads of inspiring pictures and techniques. You just want to make them all ! Very clear instructions and close up photos so they don''t seem quite as daunting as they first look, and if you don''t feel up to tackling the projects it is a lovely book to just browse through. If you like sewing and your like jewellery making this is the book for you.
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KarenVH
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Great book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 17, 2015
Superb book. There wasn''t a lot of choice of books about Soutache but I don''t really think I need another. The instructions, projects and photographs are very detailed and very clear. The history of soutache is interesting and the gallery at the end is inspiring. I''m very...See more
Superb book. There wasn''t a lot of choice of books about Soutache but I don''t really think I need another. The instructions, projects and photographs are very detailed and very clear. The history of soutache is interesting and the gallery at the end is inspiring. I''m very happy I bought this book.
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theorchidmantis
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The only book I''ve needed for soutache.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 6, 2016
Beautiful projects with great, detailed step-by-step explanations and instructions. This book is all I needed to pick up soutache work.
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