Synopses & Reviews
We go where no beading book has gone before and offer up projects that are absolutely wearable and that your brown-nosing cube-mate can only covet. If, like any self-respecting do-it-yourself gal, you still have a secret but slavish devotion to personal adornment, look no further. Choose one of more than thirty super-cool designs, get the basics, and whip up something you can't find in even the most exclusive Rodeo Drive boutiques.
Here's what you'll get:
- The tools and materials that no beader should bead without
- The must-know basic beading techniques, including stringing, stitching, knotting, and wirework
- Designs ranging from ridiculously simple to sublimely complex for adorning your apartment, your friends, and yourself
- Suggestions for customizing every design and personalizing every project
With a sassy attitude, fun designs, hip projects, and color photos of every design, Not Your Mama's Beading will bring out your inner diva.
A totally different read on trendy beads!
Beads are a dynamite fashion trend that has spawned more than 15 television shows. Not Your Mama s Beading quickly covers the basics and then ventures boldly where no beading book has gone before. Cool, hip, and cheeky, it includes a variety of projects for creating jewelry, home dé cor items, accessories, and more. Beaders learn to whip up a tiara and add pizzazz to cell phone straps, key rings, and headbands. From cuffs to watches to wine stem markers to toe rings, these projects are so much fun that one bling thing leads to another!
Kate Shoup Welsh (Indianapolis, IN) has written or cowritten several books, including The Agassi Story (1-55022-656-8) and Webster s New World English Grammar Handbook (0-7645-6488-9). She also cowrote and starred in a feature-length independent film. In her free time, Kate can be found hustling unsuspecting 9-ball players to pay for her bead habit.
This beading book offers projects that are chic, unique, and absolutely wearable. With more than thirty super-cool designs, it covers essential tools and materials, must-know beading techniques, and ideas for personalizing every project. Youll whip up designs with pizzazz to adorn your apartment, your friends, or yourself! With a sassy attitude, hip projects, and color photos, this will bring out your inner diva.
This beading book offers projects that are chic, unique, and absolutely wearable. With more than thirty super-cool designs, it covers essential tools and materials, must-know beading techniques, and ideas for personalizing every project. You’ll whip up designs with pizzazz to adorn your apartment, your friends, or yourself! With a sassy attitude, hip projects, and color photos, this will bring out your inner diva.
About the Author
Kate Shoup Welsh, devoted blinger and beader, has written or co-written several books including The Agassi Story, and is currently penning Not Your Mama's Stitching. She has also co-written a screenplay and worked as a sports editor.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: Brushing Up on Beading.
Chapter One: Beads in Our Time.
The Fashion-Conscious Neanderthal.
Venice II Society.
Out of Africa.
East of Beadin’.
New World Beader.
You’re So Money, Baby.
We Got Spirits, Yes We Do!
Lighten Up, It’s Just Fashion.
And the Bead Goes On.
Chapter Two: The Good Buy Girl.
We Got the Bead: Types of Beads.
Beauty Comes in All Shapes and Sizes.
Chapter Three: Bead It.
The Anal-Retentive Beader: Preparing Your Environment.
String ’Em Along: Basic Bead Stringing.
The Stitchuation Room: Basic Beading Stitches.
Wire Wire, Pants on Fire: Beading with Wire.
PART TWO: Projects.
Chapter Four: Necklace Drivers.
Baby You’re a Star.
Chapter Five: Cuff Stuff.
No Way Crochet.
Doin’ the Button.
The Short and Winding Rope.
Chapter Six: With This Ring (and These Earrings), I Thee Thread.
Girl with a Curl Earring.
Swinging from the Chandeliers.
Bling a Ding Ring.
Bead the Ball.
Catch Your Own Bouquet.
Chapter Seven: Ornamentation Nation.
Girls Gone Bridaled.
Chapter Eight: Gifts and Flair for Your Pied a Terre.
Know Your Place.
Hit the Bottle.
Glass Ceiling Fan Pull.
The Collar Purple.
PART THREE: Additional Information.
APPENDIX A: The Resourceful Beader.
APPENDIX B: Best Laid Plans.
APPENDIX C: Cheat Sheet.
APPENDIX D: I Wish I Could Kit You.