Sabine Lippert is an amazingly gifted designer from Germany who so far has published 2 books. The first, Das Perlenkochbuch (The Bead Cookbook) is to my knowledge only available in German which is why I don’t own it and therefore can’t speak to its content. However, the second book, Sabine Lippert’s Beaded Fantasies, I do own and it is an amazing book. I love her designs!
I have completed some of the projects in this book as well as some of the designs from her store. I thought I would present what I have completed so far hence the “part 1” as I’m sure there will be more in the future.
Sabine’s designs can also be found in BEADWORK Magazine where she is one of the designer of the year.
Lets start off with the most recent design, Pinwheel Pendant from BEADWORK Magazine October/November 2013.
This was my first time working with spike beads. I used the color Jet Marea for the large spikes which resulted in the pendant having a black side and a “marea” side as seen in the pictures on the right. This design is a 3 on the scale of 1 to 3 that BEADWORK Magazine use to rate the difficulty of the projects.
I enjoyed making this pendant and I think it turned out looking pretty cool.
Next are the designs I have completed from the book Sabine Lippert’s Beaded Fantasies.
This is the Volcanoes Necklace. In the book Sabine says “Each bezeled element of this necklace reminds me of a little Krakatoa or Vesuvius”.
I tried to stay as close as possible to the colors in the book but I could not find any African opal beads so I used Unakite instead. It is a beautiful necklace that is fairly rigid so it stays perfectly round when worn.
The Little Lantern Earrings have a post of their own here so there’s not much to add. I also wrote about another pair of earrings from the book here but I was not happy with the way they turned out so I have since harvested them for the beads.
This is the Scheherezade Pendant which I completed in three different colors, bronze, green and purple.
Verticals Bracelet is made from a mix of right angle weave and ladder stitch. It’s time-consuming but fun to make. I made mine in black and purple.
Next are the designs I have purchased from Sabine’s shop trytobead.com.
Lavender is made entirely with right angle weave. I fell in love with this design for it reminds me of a flower that grew in the garden of my childhood home and my sisters and I were under strict orders from mom never to pick them.
I don’t know what kind of flower it was but I’m sure it wasn’t lavender which this necklace obviously is named for.
The Baroque Dimensional bracelet is made with cubic right angle weave but Sabine has updated the pattern since I purchased mine and she states that cubic RAW is no longer needed. But I don’t know why anyone wouldn’t want to bead with cubic RAW, it’s so fun! I think this might be my favourite of Sabine’s designs.
The Bokhara bracelet is made mainly with peyote stitch. It takes a long time to complete and the materials are rather expensive but it is a very beautiful bracelet so it is worth it to complete it at least once. I had fun making mine but I suppose it helped that I was in the mood for peyote. 🙂
Sabine also has some patterns that are free to download.
In this picture are the free designs, BlingRing (I turned my rings into earrings), Little Stars (I made mine as anklets), I Want To 3-4-5-6 and Sternenspitze/Starlace.
I’m sure I will complete more of Sabine’s designs in the future but that’s all for now.
Thanks for reading. ♥