Synopses & Reviews
Just like having an expert on call 24 hours a day--here are the answers to any beading questions or dilemmas you might have.
Whether stringing, wiring, or beadweaving, step-by-step photographs, diagrams, and clear instructions will guide you through each stage of your work. The techniques are organized in the order you need them when making a project, from using the right tools and materials to finishing tips for neat, professional results--or you can dip in for help with a particular problem. Learn about creative knotwork, quick and easy stringing, and how to work with wire. Mix vintage and modern beads, incorporate charms and findings in your work, and rescale and design your own patterns. Whether you're using large glass beads, crystal, or seed beads, using wirework techniques or stitches, making jewelry as gifts or to sell, 200 beading Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets has all the answers.
"Ever feel as if you need a constant reference to basic techniques as you work through a beading project? This book is the perfect companion to have handy as your string, bend wire, weave through seed beads, and make mistakes that you think there's no way out of! Jean Power has done a stellar job of assembling all the FAQs of beading into one little book. You'll want to keep it in plain sight for all your beading adventures...and mishaps!" ---Bead Design Studio magazine
About the Author
JEAN POWER is an award-winning jewelry designer, writer, and teacher. Her beading and jewelry designs have been published in numerous magazines and books around the world. Jean is coauthor of the book So Easy...Beading.