Complete Beading for Beginners

Overview

Everybody's beading! It's easy, it's fun, it doesn't cost much, and in one evening you can make something gorgeous to wear or give, just by learning a few simple techniques.

Complete Beading for Beginners shows you how to make your own pins, rings, necklaces, dream catchers, embroidered clothes - even your own beads. Just choose a project, check out the basic directions, and you're on your way. There are lots of diagrams to make it even easier, also trouble shooting guides, ...

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Overview

Everybody's beading! It's easy, it's fun, it doesn't cost much, and in one evening you can make something gorgeous to wear or give, just by learning a few simple techniques.

Complete Beading for Beginners shows you how to make your own pins, rings, necklaces, dream catchers, embroidered clothes - even your own beads. Just choose a project, check out the basic directions, and you're on your way. There are lots of diagrams to make it even easier, also trouble shooting guides, information on basic tools and materials, and inspirational tips to get you going on your own designs.

There are chapters on Stringing, Earrings, Off-Loom Weaving, Loom Weaving, Beaded Rings, Barrettes, Brooches and Wall Hangings, Bead Embroidery, Making Your Own Beads, Planning and Design, Solutions to Common Beading Problems, Basic Knots, Tools & Materials.

Beading is one of the world's oldest arts, and it's one of the newest. So go for it! All you need is this book, your imagination and a handful of beads.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550171020
  • Publisher: Harbour Publishing Company, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/1/1996
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen Rempel has been beading since the age of ten. She was born in Vancouver, BC and received her masters degree from Naropa University. She has published fiction, poetry, feature articles, and reviews in publications including The Vancouver Sun, Merritt Herald, Room of One's Own, and BC Woman Magazine. Karen is an award-winning technical writer (www.karenrempel.com). She has been profiled in Chatelaine Magazine, writes a blog at www.bcwildernessvisions.com, and helps to promote the books of author A. H. Almaas.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
How to use this Book
Stringing
Earrings
Off-Loom Weaving
Loom Weaving
Bead Embroidery
Other Things You Can Bead
Making Your Own Beads
Planning and Design
Solutions to Common Beading Problems
Basic Knots
Tools and Materials
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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