Beading: Techniques and Projects to Build a Lifelong Passion For Beginners Up

Beading: Techniques and Projects to Build a Lifelong Passion For Beginners Up

by Jean Power


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Can't get to a class or workshop that's close to home or work? No worries. This skill-building beading book let you learn at your own pace, wherever and whenever you have the time. For beginners and improvers, it's a passport to successful learning. Includes:
• Hundreds of detailed how-to photographs, carefully annotated so it is easy for you to find what you're looking for
• Guest designers sharing some of their favorite patterns
• "Quick start projects" for beginners who are impatient to try out their beading skills—or for improvers looking to brush up on techniques—with projects that don't need much in the way of materials and time
• Useful techniques sprinkled throughout, so readers can quickly understand essential concepts
• Clinics to help students solve project dilemmas
Find the techniques necessary to learn beading and love it—in no time at all!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781438007588
Publisher: B.E.S. Publishing
Publication date: 03/01/2016
Series: Learn It! Love It!
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 585,156
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Jean Power is a world-renowned jewelry designer and teacher in high demand around the globe. Her beading and jewelry designs have been published in numerous magazines worldwide, and she's the author of four books and the co-author of three more. Jean is the author of Small Beads, Big Jewelry, available in North America from Barron's.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Beads, findings, and tools 8

Beginning with the beads 10

Essential findings 12

Essential tools 14

Design considerations 16

Chapter 2 Stringing 20

Be inspired 22

Essential stringing tools and supplies 26

Essential jewelry knots 28

Using elastic 30

Using cord and ribbon 32

Using memory wire 36

Crimping and stringing 38

Pearl knotting 40

Multi-strand jewelry 44

Quick start project: Multi-strand magic 46

Guest designer project: Serendipity wrap bracelet, Suzen Millodot 48

Guest designer project: Knotted pearl necklace, Lynn Davy 52

Chapter 3 Wirework 54

Be inspired 56

Essential wirework tools and supplies 60

Measuring, cutting, and filing 62

Working with wire 64

Using chain 66

Simple loops 68

Wrapped loops 70

Hammering 74

Making tubes 76

Making coils 78

Making your own findings 80

Making your own chains 84

Quick start project: Turquoise and copper coils necklace 86

Guest designer project: Ornate frame earrings, Kristin Smith 88

Guest designer project: Mermaid's teardrop necklace, Abby Hook 92

Chapter 4 Beadwork 96

Be inspired 98

Essential beadwork tools and supplies 102

Basic beading tips 104

Ladder stitch 106

Brick stitch 108

Herringbone stitch 114

Square stitch 120

Peyote stitch 124

Right-angle weave (RAW) 128

Cubic right-angle weave (CRAW) 134

Loom work 138

Bezeling 140

Quick start project: Bubbles bracelet 144

Guest designer project: Trellis bracelet, Shona Bevan 146

Guest designer project: Brick stitch bloom, Kerrie Slade 150

Glossary 154

Charts 156

Index 158

Credits 160

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