Bead Bugs: Cute, Creepy, and Quirky Projects to Make with Beads, Wire, and Fun Found Objects

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Create 23 cute and clever bugs and little crawly critters out of beads, wire, and other craft materials with Bead Bugs! Each project is shown in step-by-step photos with clear instructions that anyone can follow. Variations of each project encourage the crafter to imagine all kinds of ways to make the bugs unique. Bead bugs and critters can be used in various ways—as ornaments, put on display, made into jewelry, made into mobiles, displayed in a terrarium, or framed in shadow ...

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Overview

Create 23 cute and clever bugs and little crawly critters out of beads, wire, and other craft materials with Bead Bugs! Each project is shown in step-by-step photos with clear instructions that anyone can follow. Variations of each project encourage the crafter to imagine all kinds of ways to make the bugs unique. Bead bugs and critters can be used in various ways—as ornaments, put on display, made into jewelry, made into mobiles, displayed in a terrarium, or framed in shadow boxes.

In these pages, you’ll learn to create:

- Dragonflies

- Spiders

- Butterflies

- Hermit crabs

- Scorpions

- Sea horses

- And more

The possibilities are endless. Get your imagination crawling with this fun-filled book!

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"Creepy-crawlies take a turn for the ornamental in this collection, which features designs for 23 different insects and sea creatures (and, oddly, an owl). In her first book, Kopperude heads off the likely question—What would I do with an insect made out of beads?—by presenting each insect as part of a project, such as an ant magnet, a fly tie tack, and a spider sun catcher. Most of the projects require simple tools that should be in most beadworkers’ collections, such as pliers, wire cutters, and craft adhesive, and the projects themselves are simple enough for beginners to tackle. VERDICT The theme is unusual, but it works. Projects like the dragonfly wine-glass charms might appeal to wedding crafters, and some of the creepier designs, like the bat mobile, are perfect for those decorating for Halloween." - NANETTE DONOHUE, Champaign P.L., IL

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Creepy-crawlies take a turn for the ornamental in this collection, which features designs for 23 different insects and sea creatures (and, oddly, an owl). In her first book, Kopperude heads off the likely question—What would I do with an insect made out of beads?—by presenting each insect as part of a project, such as an ant magnet, a fly tie tack, and a spider sun catcher. Most of the projects require simple tools that should be in most beadworkers' collections, such as pliers, wire cutters, and craft adhesive, and the projects themselves are simple enough for beginners to tackle. VERDICT The theme is unusual, but it works. Projects like the dragonfly wine-glass charms might appeal to wedding crafters, and some of the creepier designs, like the bat mobile, are perfect for those decorating for Halloween.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589237322
  • Publisher: Creative Publishing int'l
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,374,629
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Amy Kopperude was born and raised in Minnesota and influenced by a painting grandma, a quilting mom and brother, a guitar-playing dad, and other talented people who supported her creative growth. She lives in Red Lion, PA where she works for an educational publishing house as an editor and book layout designer. She is an avid crafter, dabbling in all kinds of media, and she sells her creations on Etsy. Visit her blog at http://www.atomicrose.blogspot.com where you can view her 365 beaded spiders.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Tools & Materials 8

Dragonfly Wine Glass Charms 12

Spider Pin 18

Spider Suncatcher 22

Ladybug Hair Spirals 26

Mosquito Candle Clinger 30

Sea Horse Ornament 36

Scorpion Sand Garden 42

Hermit Crab Cage Companion 48

Fireflies in a Jar 54

Bug-Eye Fishing Jig 60

Butterfly Lamp Finial 64

Fly Tie Tack 70

Bat Mobile 76

Praying Mantis Terrarium Figurine 82

Picnic Ant Magnet 88

Honeybee Tea Infuser 92

Stick Insect Hat Pin 96

Bookworm Bookmark 100

Slug Hair Comb 106

Caged Owl Tree Topper 110

Centipede Wiggler 116

Silverfish Drain Dodger 120

Earwig Creeper 124

Resources 128

About the Author 128

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