200 Beading Tips, Techniques and Trade Secrets: An Indispensable Compendium of Technical Know-How and Troubleshooting Tips

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Just like having an expert on call 24 hours a day--here are the answers to any beading questions or dilemmas you might have.

 
Whether stringing, wiring, or beadweaving, step-by-step photographs, diagrams, and clear instructions will guide you through each stage of your work. The techniques are organized in the order you need them when making a project, from using the right tools and materials to ...

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Overview

Just like having an expert on call 24 hours a day--here are the answers to any beading questions or dilemmas you might have.

 
Whether stringing, wiring, or beadweaving, step-by-step photographs, diagrams, and clear instructions will guide you through each stage of your work. The techniques are organized in the order you need them when making a project, from using the right tools and materials to finishing tips for neat, professional results--or you can dip in for help with a particular problem.
 
Learn about creative knotwork, quick and easy stringing, and how to work with wire. Mix vintage and modern beads, incorporate charms and findings in your work, and rescale and design your own patterns.
 
Whether you're using large glass beads, crystal, or seed beads, using wirework techniques or stitches, making jewelry as gifts or to sell, 200 beading Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets has all the answers.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Ever feel as if you need a constant reference to basic techniques as you work through a beading project? This book is the perfect companion to have handy as your string, bend wire, weave through seed beads, and make mistakes that you think there's no way out of! Jean Power has done a stellar job of assembling all the FAQs of beading into one little book. You'll want to keep it in plain sight for all your beading adventures...and mishaps!" ---Bead Design Studio magazine

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Jewelry designer and teacher Power's (coauthor, So Easy...Beading) handy guide for beginners explains beading materials and techniques in short, concise terms with lots of explanatory photos. Intended as a reference book, this has no projects.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312587475
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 10/13/2009
  • Series: 200 Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets Series
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 383,317
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

JEAN POWER is an award-winning jewelry designer and author of three jewelry-related books. She loves working in mixed media, but always returns to her main love of beads. Jean is the co-author of the book So Easy...Beading.

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