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Bead Crochet (Beadwork How-To Series)
     

Bead Crochet (Beadwork How-To Series)

by Bethany Barry
 

Showcasing the latest innovative craft pairing, beads and crochet, this guide provides a comprehensive overview of bead crochet that includes history, tools, beading stitches, and basic crochet techniques. A dozen exciting projects are included that use a variety of cords and yarn sizes, thicknesses, and textures to create clothing accessories, jewelry, and

Overview

Showcasing the latest innovative craft pairing, beads and crochet, this guide provides a comprehensive overview of bead crochet that includes history, tools, beading stitches, and basic crochet techniques. A dozen exciting projects are included that use a variety of cords and yarn sizes, thicknesses, and textures to create clothing accessories, jewelry, and sculptural pieces. Projects are offered at all skill levels, and each one is presented with step-by-step instructions and simple illustrations, along with helpful hints and tricks to simplify each technique. A colorful gallery full of original work profiles talisman necklaces, groom's prayer beads, a variety of miser bags, and a Vermont wilderness bracelet.

Editorial Reviews

Bead Society of New Jersey
The illustrated directions for crochet are wonderful . . . Another must-have book for your library.
Bead Society of Los Angeles
This isn't the typical tutorial on how to make crocheted ropes or purses – [this book] takes both crafts to a new level.
Step By Step Beads
The projects in Bead Crochet incorporate beads and fiber into tantalizing pieces that invite you to touch and admire them.
Creative Knitting
Newcomers to either [beading or crocheting] will find enough information in these chapters to get started...Illustrations are outstanding.
Belle Armoire
If your tastes run to chunky, fun, and colorful, the projects in this book are for you.
The Bead Bugle
This isn't the typical tutorial on how to make crocheted ropes or purses. . . . Bead Crochet takes both crafts to a new level.

Family Circle Easy Knitting
Experienced beaders will be able to jump straight into this beautifully produced collection, using eye-popping colors and unique shapes to fashion textured bags, bracelets and necklaces.
Library Journal
Modern beadwork often utilizes needlework techniques. Weaving with beads is familiar, but bead crochet, in which strung beads are hooked into a crocheted foundation, is an unusual, older technique that is being revived. Barry, a professional beader and teacher, gives some historical background, a section of techniques for crocheting with beads, and step-by-step projects for crocheted jewelry and accessories. Benson (Beadweaving), a prolific author of beading books, describes surface beading, filet beading, ladder weaving, loom weaving, and needle weaving, with several projects for each. Full-color charts and bead codes accompany each project. Both books are for experienced beaders and will be welcome in public library crafts collections. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931499422
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Series:
Beadwork How-To Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.43(d)

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Lydia Borin
Bead Crochet is a must-have book for crocheters and those interested in bead crochet . . . perfect for contemporary bead crochet adventures.

Meet the Author

Bethany Barry is a self-taught beader who opened a series of bead and handmade jewelry stores in Florida, California, and New Jersey. She lives in Forest Dale, Vermont.

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