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Discover the basics of beading and beyond
If you've been tempted by the beauty of beaded jewelry and home decorating pieces, but second guessed your abilities to learn the skills needed to create such tantalizing works, fear no more Beading Basics reveals all that's necessary for creating everything from a simple single-strand necklace to a more intricate netting stitch woven wind bottle covers.
Essential information for choosing the right beads, supplies and tools, plus tips and techniques for working with wire, weaving on a loom and creating various woven chains.
Easy-to-follow instructions with more than 175 how-to illustrations and 230 beautiful photographs showing every detail needed to create 40 gorgeous projects.
An inspirational gallery of designs featuring the works of 11 of today's top beading artists.
Beading Basics is the one resource you need to get you on the path to becoming a talented bead artist.
Aims to help beginners get started beading. In addition to teaching the anatomy of pieces, terminology, bead types, finding types, stringing materials, etc. It also gets into design fundamentals, tips and techniques, and a variety of projects that help the reader practice what she has learned. Projects touch on such activities as basic one-strand stringing, using multiple-Strand Stringing, using multiple-hole beads, using head and eye pins, bead embroidery, beads and wire, loom weaving and weaving stitches. Includes beautiful full-color photos of the projects and comprehensive pattern and illustrations that guide the reader, step by step, to success.
*Beading is wildly popular among crafters who are joining clubs and beading societies all over the world*Capitalizes on trends triumphing unique and one-of-a-kind accessories*40 projects demonstrate the versatility of beadingEverything beaders need to know about this popular craft is in this authoritative and inexpensive resource. Beginning beaders will discover training in basic techniques and simple projects, while experienced beaders will value this book as a trusted refresher guide. With this clear and concise reference, beaders will: *Master basic beading techniques for creating general home dicor accents and jewelry*Receive encouraging hints and secrets for success included throughout the book*Progress from elementary techniques like basic stringing into more challenging beadwork like netting and potawatamie stitches in the course of reading the book*Learn to create variations of each showcased project