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Beading for the First Time
Arranged in a Q & A format, this handbook covers all the basics: different types of beads, tools, materials, techniques for 18 easy projects (each building on the one before), and 14 more challenging ones. Incorporate knotting, use pressure crimps and stitching to make ornaments, jewelry, needlepoint, a wrapped candleholder, and more.


Beadwork Creates Beaded Beads
Whether covering a big bead with small beads or weaving intimate beaded sculptures, the specific technique of beading beads is introduced by 30 artists in this compilation. Using beads of all makes, models, sizes, and shapes, this guide offers projects that range from easy to advanced. Some of the projects include a bead cage, flowers, a sparkly wheel, a diamond band, and pinwheels.


Beadwork Creates Necklaces
Beaders and jewelry-makers will love the 30 incredible projects for dazzling, draping, hand-beaded necklaces in this creative resource. From easy to advanced instruction, readers will find it exciting to create these beautiful designs with their own hands. Step-by-step directions are accompanied by simple illustrations, allowing beaders to master even the more complicated techniques. The flexible binding keeps the book lying flat while the beader follows the instructions.


Creative Bead Weaving: A Contemporary Guide to Classic Off-Loom Stitches
Go beyond simply stringing beads together--learn to weave them into beautiful textural patterns to create jewelry, bowls, baskets, purses, and even sculpture. With the step-by-step instructions and detailed diagrams in this guide, the seven stitches (peyote, brick, square, right angle, African helix, netting, and chevron chain) and their variations aren't terribly difficult to learn. Although they may take patience and some time to master, even the beginner can produce simple, attractive pieces. Beaders with more experience will be inspired to new heights of invention upon viewing the full-color gallery of spectacular bead weaving creations contributed by various artists to this attractive book.


French Beaded Flowers I: A Guide for Beginners
This is a great starter book for anyone interested in French Flower Beading. It has a good variety of flower types, although many are miniature, so don't expect to do huge bouquets without patterns from other sources. The instructions do require careful reading and practise, but anyone should be able to learn from this book. Flower patterns included: thistle, mini marigold, iris, forget-me-not, poppy, African violet, baby's breath, baby's tears, mini Calla lily, crocus, lily of the valley, daisy, spring beauty, and miniature tea-rose. Methods used: basic, four-row crossover, loop, and lacing.


French-Beaded Flowers: New Millennium Collection
Author Dalene Kelly expertly guides readers through this beautifully illustrated guide to the timeless art of French-beading—a craft that dates its origins back several hundred years and that now is making a huge resurgence. Includes step-by-step instructions for making 38 different flowers, such as snapdragons, coral beans, pansies, irises, tiger lilies, gardenias and more. Crafters will quickly learn the techniques for stringing beads and fashioning them into floral works of art and then create these four stunning projects—a cymbidium corsage, rose hair barrette, Shasta daisy napkin ring, and rose bud bridal veil.

Crafters and beaders alike will find this book to be innovative and inspiring.


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Making Bead & Wire Jewelry
This inspiration-filled volume has instructions for more than 70 unique jewelry pieces from a diverse group of designers. Learn the tricks of using a jig, wire wrapping, twisting, coiling and hammering to create incredible effects. Combine...wirework with beautiful glass or semiprecious stone beads to create wonderful necklaces, chokers, bracelets, earrings, hair clips, pins and eyeglass chains.


Making Beaded Jewelry
This book will encourage the newcomer to the craft and also offer fresh inspiration to the more experienced craft person. With the perfect blend of practical tips and inspirational design, the author shows how to make the sort of jewellery that people want to wear today. Many designs and varying techniques show how to produce a stunning array of necklaces, earrings, brooches, bracelets and hair ornaments, all illustrated with brilliant colour photography and skilled hand drawings.


Netted Beadwork
Seventeen projects ranging from flowers and leaves for embellishment to beautifully executed bracelets and necklaces are presented with copious illustrations to ensure success for beadworkers of all levels of experience. Included is an extensive history of netted beadwork with examples from vastly diverse cultures and places including India, America, Europe, the Ukraine, South Africa, Malaysia, and Egypt. Detailed historic photographs accompany the intriguing text, and a gallery of netted beadwork from nationally known artisans provides inspiration for individual expression.


Quick & Easy Beaded Jewelry
Beaders, crafters, needle workers, and jewelry makers of all skill levels now have a resource for making elegant, beautiful, matching sets of jewelry quickly and easily. Authors Elizabeth Gourley and Ellen Talbott teach basic beading techniques such as stranding, peyote stitching, and netting and then guide readers, with detailed directions and lavish photography, through 30 projects for creating necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings.


Simple Lace and Other Beaded Jewelry Patterns
This is the first seed bead workbook written with beaters age 7 to 70 in mind. It supplies large, clear, graphic illustrations plus instructions on how to thread many popular jewelry patterns. This presentation provides the framework for creating attractive and colorful rings, bracelets, napkin holders, necklaces and earrings. The patterns come from diverse cultures throughout the world, many of which were collected by Mary Harte during her travels. This is a book essential for beginning and intermediate seed bead workers and has several patterns that are appropriate for children as young a 7 years old (two of them designed by the author's 8 year old daughter). There is also a very useful glossary of pattern ideas that bead workers can use in their own, original designs. A concise section on materials explains what the beader needs to get started, while the methods section describes the general process of beadworking, with many valuable hints on how to make it enjoyable and creative for both children and adults.


The Beader's Companion
A comprehensive guide to all your beading needs, modeled after the enormously popular Knitters Companion. It is filled with definitions, illustrations, tools and techniques. The book includes reference charts, sidebar tips and on and off loom weaving techniques, macramae, wirework and more. Small, sturdy and easy to use.


The Beader's Palette
With examples of designs both daring and refined, this book shows how beads of standard sizes and shapes can be combined in dramatic ways. With detailed drawings, complete introductions and material guide, it's the perfect guide to learning to make dozens of wearable accessories.


The Best Little Beading Book
When The Best Little Beading Book first appeared in 1995, it was an immediate hit! Never before had the mysteries of beading been so clearly defined, diagrammed, illustrated, and photographed. Considered the "Bible for Beaders", this is a must-have for both beginners and seasoned professionals. It contains hundreds of projects, useful information, a picture glossary of beads, findings, and everything else a beader might be interested in. Learn to pearl knot, wire bend, Chinese knotting, make earrings, and lots more. There's even a section devoted to healing with stones, chakras, esoteric values of color, shapes and other symbolism; how to start a small business, create a portfolio, start an at-home jewelry business, and much, much more. This book is considered the most complete beadbook of its kind in the market today! A definite necessity for the serious beader!


The Complete Guide to Beading Techniques
This is the most complete volume of beading techniques on the market, filled with gorgeous photos of antique and contemporary beadwork that will inspire beaders of any skill level. After learning about the basic terms and tools, readers will explore each technique, including beadweaving, crochet, tambourwork, and wirework, and complete a sampler to reinforce the skill learned. Finally, author Jane Davis offers 30 elegant projects for the home, jewelry box, and sewing room, ranging in difficulty from beginner to expert.