Bead stitchers looking for information and instructions for the major bead stitches will find it all in Bead Stitching Handbook. This complete reference to bead stitching techniques the only one of its kind just for stitching includes clear, step-by-step illustrations and instructions for 15 different bead stitches, plus variations and lots of tips. Ideal for advanced beginners and experienced bead stitchers looking for accurate, in-depth information, this all-in-one resource also covers other stitching-related techniques like bead embroidery, soutache, and loomwork. Finally, the book includes information on beading materials, beads, thread, tools, weaves, knots, and much more.
Each stitch is demonstrated with easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations, then demonstrated in a sample project so bead stitchers can see and understand how each stitch is applied. All instructions and projects are written by the contributors and editors of Bead&Button magazine, the original and most comprehensive beading magazine available today. This well-organized, 128-page, 7.25" x 9.4" reference manual is the perfect size for beaders to keep in their workspaces. They'll turn to it again and again!
|Publisher:||Kalmbach Publishing Company, Books Division|
|Product dimensions:||7.25(w) x 9.41(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||16 - 18 Years|
About the Author
All instructions and projects were written and designed by the contributors and editors of Bead&Button magazine, the original and most comprehensive beading magazine available today.
Table of Contents
Introduction from the editor
• Seed beads, crystals, pearls, gemstones, glass, art, multi-hole shaped beads, and more
• Knotting, making loops, opening and closing jump rings
Basic Bead Stitches
• Peyote, herringbone, RAW, CRAW, brick, ladder, netting, fringe, bead embroidery, spirals, chevron, chenille, St. Petersburg chain
Other Jewelry Techniques
• Macrame, kumihimo, bead embroidery, soutache embroidery, loomwork
• 20-30 projects showcasing the techniques