Not Your Mama's Beading: The Cool and Creative Way to String 'Em Along

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This beading book offers projects that are chic, unique, and absolutely wearable. With more than thirty super-cool designs, it covers essential tools and materials, must-know beading techniques, and ideas for personalizing every project. You’ll whip up designs with pizzazz to adorn your apartment, your friends, or yourself!  With a sassy attitude, hip projects, and color photos, this will bring out your inner diva.

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Overview

This beading book offers projects that are chic, unique, and absolutely wearable. With more than thirty super-cool designs, it covers essential tools and materials, must-know beading techniques, and ideas for personalizing every project. You’ll whip up designs with pizzazz to adorn your apartment, your friends, or yourself!  With a sassy attitude, hip projects, and color photos, this will bring out your inner diva.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471973805
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/19/2006
  • Series: Not Your Mama's Craft Bks.
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 900,457
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Kate Shoup Welsh, devoted blinger and beader, has written or co-written several books including The Agassi Story, and is currently penning Not Your Mama's Stitching. She has also co-written a screenplay and worked as a sports editor.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

PART ONE: Brushing Up on Beading.

Chapter One: Beads in Our Time.

The Fashion-Conscious Neanderthal.

Glass Warfare.

Venice II Society.

Out of Africa.

East of Beadin’.

New World Beader.

You’re So Money, Baby.

We Got Spirits, Yes We Do!

Lighten Up, It’s Just Fashion.

And the Bead Goes On.

Next!

Chapter Two: The Good Buy Girl.

We Got the Bead: Types of Beads.

Beauty Comes in All Shapes and Sizes.

Materials Girl.

Survival Tools.

Next!

Chapter Three: Bead It.

The Anal-Retentive Beader: Preparing Your Environment.

String ’Em Along: Basic Bead Stringing.

The Stitchuation Room: Basic Beading Stitches.

Wire Wire, Pants on Fire: Beading with Wire.

Next!

PART TWO: Projects.

Chapter Four: Necklace Drivers.

Ribbon Campaign.

Financial Freedom.

Showcase Showdown.

Charm School.

Baby You’re a Star.

Chapter Five: Cuff Stuff.

Doing Time.

Security Anklet.

No Way Crochet.

Doin’ the Button.

Tough Cuff.

The Short and Winding Rope.

Spiked Punch.

Chapter Six: With This Ring (and These Earrings), I Thee Thread.

Hoop Therapy.

Girl with a Curl Earring.

Swinging from the Chandeliers.

Bling a Ding Ring.

Nesting Instinct.

Bead the Ball.

Catch Your Own Bouquet.

Chapter Seven: Ornamentation Nation.

Hair Tactics.

Wifebeader.

Zip It.

Cuff Drops.

Handbagger Helper.

Call Me!

Girls Gone Bridaled.

Chapter Eight: Gifts and Flair for Your Pied a Terre.

Know Your Place.

Tipple Rings.

Hit the Bottle.

Serviette Yourself.

Tacky Tacky.

Glass Ceiling Fan Pull.

The Collar Purple.

Gentle Beader.

PART THREE: Additional Information.

APPENDIX A: The Resourceful Beader.

APPENDIX B: Best Laid Plans.

APPENDIX C: Cheat Sheet.

APPENDIX D: I Wish I Could Kit You.

Designer Bios.

Index.

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