With easy-to-follow organization, this guide provides step-by-step directions and 500 full color photos for clear understanding.
Basic projects provide opportunities for crafters to try the techniques, and galleries of unique beaded designs and creations by various bead artists offer beautiful examples and inspiration. It’s the only book you need to get started on beadwork.
Begin your beading adventure today with "The Complete Photo Guide to Beading"!
The last couple of years I've thought it would be fun to make stuff with beads ... nothing extravagant or flashy. With my quest to learn how to make a daisy chain in my anklet (mission accomplished), I'd check out some books on beading.
The chapters in this book are:
- Introduction - magic of beads, saga of beads, all about beads and a basic beading kit
- Bead-stringing - tools and supplies, techniques, design, stringing on various materials (elastic, wire, etc.), hand knotting, etc.
- Bead weaving - tools and supplies, techniques, stitches, knitting with beads, etc.
- Bead embroidery - sewing with beads, tools and supplies, techniques, design, stitches, etc.
Last week I'd picked up a package of letters and a spool of elastic string and made this easy cheap bracelet before I read about it in the book (that was the extent of my beading last week):