Big Book of Beautiful Beads: Over 100 Beading Projects You Can Make

Big Book of Beautiful Beads: Over 100 Beading Projects You Can Make


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Big Book of Beautiful Beads: Over 100 Beading Projects You Can Make by Kp Books, Gourley Elizabeth, Talbot Ellen, Shanigan Jeanette

Adorn yourself with handmade jewelry and decorate your home with original beaded artwork!

Big Book of Beautiful Beads is your complete guide to beadwork, packed with all the inspiration and advice you need to create beautiful works of art, from home decor accents and dazzling jewelry to clothing embellishments and more.

Perfect for beginning and experienced beaders alike, Big Book of Beautiful Beads is a comprehensive text, including detailed instructions for making jewelry, handbags, accessories, decorations for the home and more. You'll also find:

  • Clearly illustrated beading techniques, including brick and ladder stitch, peyote stitch, loomwork, tatting and more
  • Over 100 step-by-step projects for a range of skill levels from beginner to advanced
  • Complete checklists of necessary tools and supplies
  • Lavish photos of antique and contemporary beadwork
  • Helpful tips and troubleshooting advice

Whether you want to fashion your own jewelry, craft beaded decorations for your home or simply gifts for your family and friends, Big Book of Beautiful Beads is your one-stop guide to the world of beadwork!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780873497626
Publisher: Krause Publications
Publication date: 08/28/2005
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 8.74(w) x 11.14(h) x 1.58(d)

Table of Contents

Quick & Easy: Beaded Jewelry5
Chapter 110
Thread and Wires14
Chapter 223
Jewelry Standards24
Attaching Clasps Using
Crimp Beads and Tiger Tail25
Bead Tips26
Cones and Eye Pins26
Cord Tips27
Using a Head Pin or an Eye Pin27
Making a Jump Ring28
How to Open and Close a Jump Ring28
Tying Knots28
Tying a Stop Bead29
Making Stitches, Netting, and Angle Weave
Ladder Stitch29
Chevron Chain29
Daisy Chain30
Vertical Netting31
Square Stitch32
Right Angle Weave33
Making Even-Count Flat and Tubular Peyote33
Chapter 335
Bead Stranding Projects
Metal Flower Anklet and Earrings35
Lemon Necklace and Bracelet38
Black and Silver Necklace and Earrings40
Tooth Necklace and Earrings42
Pink Stretchy Bracelets and Earrings44
Grapes Necklace and Earrings46
Three-Strand Flower Necklace and Earrings50
Seven-Strand Twist Necklace and Eyeglass Chain52
Three-Strand Braided Necklace and Headband54
Seven-Strand Braided Bracelet and Barrette57
Chapter 459
Knotted Projects
Knotted Pumpkin Necklace and Bracelet60
Blue Ribbon Crystal Heart Choker and Bracelet62
Knotted Pearl Necklace and Anklet64
Chapter 567
Bead Weaving Projects
Green Ladder Stitch Bracelet and Ring68
Purple and Black Ladder Stitch Necklace and Earrings70
Blue and Green Chevron Necklace73
Purple Chevron Choker and Earrings76
Topaz and Lavender Daisy Chain Necklace and Bracelet79
Black and Turquoise Triangle Daisy Chain Necklace and Earrings82
Blue, White, and Purple Netted Choker and Earrings86
Vertical Net Necklace and Headband89
Peyote Stitch Bracelet and Barrette94
Tubular Peyote Sunset Bracelet and Earrings97
Square Stitch Scarab Choker and Belt100
Square Stitch Flower Broach and Earrings104
Crystal Right Angle Weave Pink and Purple Bracelet and Earrings107
Blue and Roses Right Angle Weave Dog Collar and Ring110
Chapter 6114
Wirework Projects
Memory Wire Choker and Ring115
Wirework Rosebud Bracelet and Anklet117
Rhinestone Necklace and Earrings119
Carnelian Daisy and Chain Necklace and Earrings122
Red Glass Beads and Wire Necklace and Earrings125
Jump Ring Netted Necklace and Bracelet128
Beaded: Adornment132
The Complete Guide to Beading Techniques258
French-Beaded Flowers: New Millennium Collection416

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