Mastering Beadwork: A Comprehensive Guide to Off-Loom Techniques

Mastering Beadwork: A Comprehensive Guide to Off-Loom Techniques

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by Carol Cypher
     
 

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Based on years of teaching experience, this informative handbook presents easy-to-understand instructions with sidebars to help students master beading techniques. Each of the 13 beading techniques are first explained in detail, then further explored with projects to enhance the beader's skills and confidence. The 63 projects included--ranging from bracelets,

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Based on years of teaching experience, this informative handbook presents easy-to-understand instructions with sidebars to help students master beading techniques. Each of the 13 beading techniques are first explained in detail, then further explored with projects to enhance the beader's skills and confidence. The 63 projects included--ranging from bracelets, necklaces, rings, and earrings to findings, closures, beaded beads, and other beaded objects--teach a single project or technique arranged to build skill. Appealing to beaders of every level, this classroom-in-a-book will supplement the information acquired in beading classes, expand confidence in beading techniques, and infuse work with inspiration.

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"The book is packed with 63 projects and is nearly comprehensive...many of the most popular basic stitches are included... The inspirational designs are often colorful, fun to make without having to invest a huge amount of time. It's clear the designer has experience in teaching because she offers tips, variations and alternative suggestions for all the techniques covered." --Beading Gem

"This gorgeous spiral bound book has all you need to learn any sort of basic (and some not so basic) off-loom beading techniques... This laid back approach is delightful and non-intimidating... Not including the index, Mastering Beadwork, A Comprehensive Guide to Off-Loom Techniques by Carol Huber Cypher is 233 pages of excitement, learning, and fascination. This book is a remarkable and glorious achievement which is not to be missed. First rate in every way!" --Pretty Kitty Dog Moon Jewelry

Monsters and Critics.com
This guide provides beginners with a solid foundation while showing the advanced how to modify and refine technique.
Upper Midwest Bead Society Newsletter
A wonderful resource for beginners to experienced beaders.
Craftrends Magazine
One of the most comprehensive books this reviewer has ever read. . . . The projects are fun, trendy, and fresh.
South Jersey Bead Society

This is a must have, must do, don't miss . . . for those who want the basics covered, then want to take it up a notch or two or three.

About.com Guide to Beadwork
This book is a great volume for every dedicated beader and should be included in your library.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596680135
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
224,727
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.60(d)

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Meet the Author

Carol Huber Cypher is a bead and fiber artist who has taught hundreds of students. She is an adjunct faculty member in the fashion program at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. She has appeared on PBS's Beads, Baubles, and Jewels and is the author of Hand Felted Jewelry and Beads (Interweave). Carol lives in Esopus, New York.

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