Bead Crochet Basics: 22 Jewelry Projects

Bead Crochet Basics: 22 Jewelry Projects

by Candice Sexton

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Bead crochet produces lengths of lovely, rope-like beadwork that can be used in a variety of jewelry and accessories. The only book-and-DVD package to introduce the fundamentals of bead crochet, Bead Crochet Basics takes the reader step-by-step through a thoughtfully paced range of techniques and project styles to build abilities and confidence. The quick-start video demonstration is a foolproof way to get going and ensures success even for complete novices. Beginning beaders then work their way through the projects to improve skills and confidence while crafting beautiful bead crochet bracelets and necklaces to wear or give as handmade gifts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780871164469
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Company, Books Division
Publication date: 10/07/2014
Pages: 88
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Candice Sexton likes coming up with new ways to work with materials and techniques, such as using wire as a thread to sew beads. Candice teaches in Indiana and at the Bead&Button Show. She lives in Chesterton, IN.

Table of Contents

Introduction 4
Getting Started
Tools and supplies 8
TECHNIQUE 1: Stringing the beads 12
TECHNIQUE 2: Beginning a bead crochet tube 13
TECHNIQUE 3: Continuing the tube 16
TECHNIQUE 4: Finishing your piece 18
Project 1: Hibiscus Flower Bracelet 20
Project 2: Sedona Sunset Bracelet 22
Project 3: 5-around Sedona Sunset 24
Project 4: Single-Color and Bead Mix Bracelets 26
Project 5: Fringe-Closure Bracelets 28
Project 6: Bead Mix Bracelet 30
Project 7: Beginner Necklace 31
Project 8: Summertime Necklace 33
TECHNIQUE 5: Moving beyond the basics 35
TECHNIQUE 6: Invisible join closure 36
TECHNIQUE 7: Missing beads or too many beads 38
TECHNIQUE 8: Changing thread 38
Project 9: Band of Color Bracelet 39
Project 10: Twist Bracelets 43
Project 11: Diamond Pattern Bracelet 45
Project 12: Tye Dye Reverse Spiral Bracelet 48
TECHNIQUE 9: Crocheting with Crystals & Daggers 50
Projet 13: Crystal Band Bracelet 54
Project 14: Crystal Twist Bracelet 53
Project 15: Red Velvet Crystal Necklace 55
Project 16: Wire Closure Bracelets 57
TECHNIQUE 10: Tube-crochet pattens59
Project 17: Triangle Bracelet 61
Project 18: Square Bracelet 63
Project 19: Versatile Pattern Bracelets XX
Project 20: Zigzag Necklace
Project 21: Petite Patterns Bracelets 71
TECHNIQUE 11: Working advanced patterns 73
Project 22: Peyote-Inspired Bracelet 74
Project 23: Ruffles Bracelet 77
Project 24: Beaded Bead Necklace 80
Project 25: Ruffles & Spirals Necklace 82
TECHNIQUE 12: Single stitch method 86
Project 26: Swirlygig Earrings & Beaded Bead 87
Project 27: Goldy Crochet Rope Necklace 94

Acknowledgments/About the Author95
Index 95

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