Absolute Beginners Guide: Stringing Beaded Jewelry, the first book in the Absolute Beginners Guide series, is a comprehensive introduction to stringing. Presented in a warm, reassuring tone, this book provides easy-to-follow instructions designed for someone who is just learning the craft. Readers feel informed, but not overwhelmed, by the explanation of the basic tools and supplies for beading, how to choose them in a bead store, and by suggestions for setting up a simple working area. The first projects are very easy, teaching stringing a repeating pattern and using graduated beads. Then it moves into more complex projects including using connectors and knotting techniques. This true introductory manual is written with friendliness and approachability.
About the Author
Karin Buckingham has had two roles at Kalmbach Publishing Co., first designing jewelry projects and writing for BeadStyle magazine, and now as an associate editor in the Books department. She has written other books for Kalmbach Publishing Co. including Altered You! and Mostly Metals. Her jewelry designs have sold at art shows, she has created many commissions, and has taught classes.