Synopses & Reviews
Betsy Beads uses commonly available materials to knit beaded items with uncommon polish. Betsy frames the issues to consider when choosing fibers, beads, knitting needles, and closure options. Betsy Beads introduces basic bead knitting techniques, then shows how to use them to make Betsy's beaded components: chains, beads, flat straps, fabrics.
5 construction-technique-based sections feature over 30 projects: necklaces, bracelets, earrings, evening bags, belts, suspenders, scarves, headbands, Christmas and Easter ornaments, and a yarmulke! Each section begins with easy Tech Trial pieces so knitters can learn the techniques with stash yarn and beads before trying one of Betsy's designs or building one of their own.
Jewelry often has no wrong side and Betsy's Tech Tips reveals how to keep beaded knitting 360-visible.
With only a basic knowledge of knitting skills, crafters can learn to create beautiful, beaded jewelry and accessories using this project book. Issues to consider when selecting fibers, beads, knitting needles, and closure options are all addressed alongside an introduction to basic bead-knitting techniques. Five sections feature more that 30 projects, including necklaces, bracelets, earrings, evening bags, belts, suspenders, scarves, headband, holiday ornaments, and a yarmulke. Crafters will advance from creating simple test projects to knitting one of Betsy's creations or designing their own patterns.
About the Author
Betsy Hershberg is a lifelong knitter who designs bead-knitted jewelry and accessories. She lives in Philadelphia. Elaine Rowley is the former editor of Knitter's Magazine and an editor for XRX Books. She lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Alexis D. Xenakis is the publisher of Knitter's Magazine and XRX Books. He lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.