A few years ago, I went to Mexico and bought what would later become my favorite bracelet ever — a brightly colored beaded cuff that fit like it was custom-made and inspired more than a few compliments. Not long after, I snagged it on something and, I swear, it unraveled in slow motion. Ever since, I've been on the lookout for a user-friendly beading book that would enable me to replace my favorite bracelet ever without having to scrape together money for a plane ticket. Carol Huber Cypher's Mastering Beadwork definitely fits the bill. With easy-to-follow instructions, clear and colorful diagrams, stunning photos of each finished product, and a crafter-friendly spiral binding that lays flat so your hands are free to create, this book has it all. To top it off, many of the projects featured are accompanied by suggested variations, so you can apply each technique to whatever project your heart desires... like, say, a totally awesome bracelet. Recommended By Tove H., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
Based on years of teaching experience, this informative handbook presents easy-to-understand instructions with sidebars to help students master beading techniques. Each of the 13 beading techniques are first explained in detail, then further explored with projects to enhance the beader's skills and confidence. The 63 projects includedranging from bracelets, necklaces, rings, and earrings to findings, closures, beaded beads, and other beaded objectsteach a single project or technique arranged to build skill. Appealing to beaders of every level, this classroom-in-a-book will supplement the information acquired in beading classes, expand confidence in beading techniques, and infuse work with inspiration.
About the Author
Carol Huber Cypher is a bead and fiber artist who has taught hundreds of students. She is an adjunct faculty member in the fashion program at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. She has appeared on PBS's Beads, Baubles, and Jewels
and is the author of Hand Felted Jewelry and Beads
(Interweave). Carol lives in Esopus, New York.