Ready, Set, Bead: Learn to Bead with 20 Hot Projects by Judith Durant
Ready, Set, Bead provides new beaders with everything they need to create 20 easy projects they'll love to wear. The step-by-step instruction begins at the beginning, with basic beading techniques (how to string, crimp, knot, and wrap) and an overview of beads, thread, needles, and findings. You'll learn the simple stitches (peyote and square) and several specialty techniques, like knitting, embroidery, and crocheting, too! Get ready to add sparkle and style to your world with beaded flip-flops, earrings, bracelets, pillows, bags, jean jackets, and more.
Judith Durant, of Lowell, Massachusetts, was a contributing editor to Beadwork magazine and is the co-author of The Beader's Companion. She has also worked as a costume designer and as a book editor for Drama Books, Interweave Press, Storey Publishing, and others.