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Hip to Bead: 32 Contemporary Projects for Today's Beader
     

Hip to Bead: 32 Contemporary Projects for Today's Beader

by Katie Hacker
 

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Contemporary, boutique-style beaded jewelry and accessories are a breeze to make with the step-by-step instructions and inspirational photographs in this guide. Thirty-two stylish projects—including the Rock 'n Roll Cuff, the Cha Cha Bracelet, and the Mod Millefiori Necklace—can be created using the basic beading techniques described, including knotting,

Overview

Contemporary, boutique-style beaded jewelry and accessories are a breeze to make with the step-by-step instructions and inspirational photographs in this guide. Thirty-two stylish projects—including the Rock 'n Roll Cuff, the Cha Cha Bracelet, and the Mod Millefiori Necklace—can be created using the basic beading techniques described, including knotting, stringing, weaving, and working with wire. Sidebars provide more extensive coverage of materials, types of beads, essential tools, and modified designs for advanced beaders and a list of suppliers makes it easy to find everything needed to create the designs.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Mixed in with the projects are little gems and tips." - Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service

"The projects help to build skills as well as create finished pieces to wear." - Bead Unique

"An ideal book for the beginning beader." - The Bead Society of New Jersey newsletter

"There's a slightly downtown feel to this decidedly not-uptight volume, which doles out details on 32 unusual projects." - Express: A Publication of the Washington Post

"This fun, whimsical book contains 32 projects...and grow in difficulty to accommodate beginning as well as experienced beader's fancy." - Country Accents

"One answer to finding your way through the maze of beads available in today's market." - About.com Guide to Jewelry Making

"Easy to follow directions and clear diagrams are complimented by beautiful photographs." - Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Review

"Each of the 32 quick and easy, fashion-savvy projects builds your skill level." - Decorating Digest Craft & Home Projects

Decorating Digest Craft & Home Projects
Each of the 32 quick and easy, fashion-savvy projects builds your skill level.
Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Review
Easy to follow directions and clear diagrams are complimented by beautiful photographs.
Bead Society of New Jersey newsletter
An ideal book for the beginning beader.
Express
There's a slightly downtown feel to this decidedly not-uptight volume, which doles out details on 32 unusual projects.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931499958
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Series:
Hip to ... Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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Meet the Author

Katie Hacker is a frequent contributor to Beadwork magazine, as well as the beading expert on the PBS series Beads, Baubles & Jewels. She is the author of Born to Bead and Simple and Stylish Bead Accents, as well as 15 instructional beading booklets. She lives in Keystone, Indiana.

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