Synopses & Reviews
Everybody's beading! It's easy, it's fun, it doesn't cost much, and in one evening you can make something gorgeous to wear or give, just by learning a few simple techniques.
Complete Beading for Beginners shows you how to make your own pins, rings, necklaces, dream catchers, embroidered clothes - even your own beads. Just choose a project, check out the basic directions, and you're on your way. There are lots of diagrams to make it even easier, also trouble shooting guides, information on basic tools and materials, and inspirational tips to get you going on your own designs.
There are chapters on Stringing, Earrings, Off-Loom Weaving, Loom Weaving, Beaded Rings, Barrettes, Brooches and Wall Hangings, Bead Embroidery, Making Your Own Beads, Planning and Design, Solutions to Common Beading Problems, Basic Knots, Tools & Materials.
Beading is one of the world's oldest arts, and it's one of the newest. So go for it! All you need is this book, your imagination and a handful of beads.
"An easy-to-read and follow guide for anyone who wants to get started in beadwork."
-The Toronto Star
an easy-to-read and follow guide for anyone who wants to get started in beadwork.
-The Toronto Star
About the Author
Karen Rempel has been beading since the age of ten. She was born in Vancouver, BC and received her masters degree from Naropa University. She has published fiction, poetry, feature articles, and reviews in publications including The Vancouver Sun, Merritt Herald, Room of One's Own, and BC Woman Magazine<"">Monkey Valley Retreat Centre."">
Table of Contents
How to use this Book
Other Things You Can Bead
Making Your Own Beads
Planning and Design
Solutions to Common Beading Problems
Tools and Materials