Synopses & Reviews
Beading is one of the fastest-growing crafts today. Here is a resource that will answer every beaders questions from what type of bead is best for a specific project to what size thread is best for a certain size bead, to how to combine beadwork with other crafts such as weaving, knitting, and crocheting. The Beaders Companion
is filled with definitions and illustrations of beads, tools, and techniques. Beadworkers will find all of the information they need to create beautiful bead projects from start to finish. This easy-to-use package is spiral bound, comes with a clear plastic sleeve to protect it, and includes a fake spine so it can be shelved traditionally.
"This is a handy reference." Library Journal
"This is one of those, 'if I can only have one book, I need to have this one' type of books." The Beadwrangler
"Re-written, revised and updated with the latest in tools and materials...Worth the update." Workshop on the Web
"This book teaches all you need to know to be an excellent beader." Knitaddicted.com
"'Expanded and updated'that's a little of an understatement." About.com Guide to Jewelry Making
Revamped, expanded, and still meticulously thorough, this reference is an essential tool for both experienced and new beadworkers. The original authors, both among the craft's most respected beaders, have revisited and revised the previous edition to bring it up to date with today's bead world. New products, such as stringing materials and synthetic waxes, are discussed, along with time-saving tricks and tips for every aspect of beading. Sections about off-loom stitches, stringing, finishing techniques such as picot edging and branched fringe, and embroidering, knitting, and crocheting with beads all feature updated instructions along with a new section on semiprecious stones. Full of definitions and illustrations, the book's step-by-step instructions, reference charts, and project photos inform and inspire.
The most valuable tool in your beadbox! With over 100,000 sold, that's still the guarantee with The Beader's Companion, Revised Editionn. For years this handy manual has been the most valuable tool in your beadbox, and now we've made it even better. Portable, sturdler than ever, and easy to read, this expanded version is filled with new definitions, new illustrations, and loads of new color photographs of beads, beaded samples, and tools. The book provides basic step-by-step information on everything you need to know for a lifetime of happy, successful beadwork.
About the Author
Judith Durant is an artist and author whose beadwork has been featured at SOFA New York and Chicago and in Beadwork
, Interweave Knits
, and PieceWork
magazines. She is the coauthor of Memory Makers Great Scrapbooks
. She lives in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Jean Campbell is the founding editor of Beadwork magazine and has written and edited several bead books, including Beaded Cords, Chains, Straps and Fringe, The Beader's Companion, and the Beadwork Creates series. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.