The Complete Photo Guide to Beading

The Complete Photo Guide to Beading

by Robin Atkins


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This comprehensive reference fully explores the various types of beadwork, including beading on fabric, fringing, bead weavings, bead embroidery, and beaded jewelry. With easy-to-follow organization, this guide provides step-by-step directions and 500 full color photos for clear understanding. Basic projects provide opportunities for crafters to try the techniques, and galleries of unique beaded designs and creations by various bead artists offer beautiful examples and inspiration. It’s the only book you need to get started on beadwork. Begin your beading adventure today with The Complete Photo Guide to Beading!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589237186
Publisher: Creative Publishing int'l
Publication date: 12/01/2012
Series: Complete Photo Guide Series
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 749,188
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Traveling widely to teach, lecture and research beadwork for nearly 20 years, Robin Atkins is a nationally known bead artist. She has authored several beading books as well as numerous magazine articles. Robin enjoys all types of beading. However, she especially loves to sew beads on cloth. Currently her two passions are fabricating sculptural pieces and combining bead embroidery with bookmaking to create bead-embellished journals. She is excited to see the development of beadwork in the past two decades, as it has shifted from the world of craft toward the world of art. She resides in Friday Harbor, WA. Visit her online at

Table of Contents

The Magic of Beads
The Saga of Beads
All about Beads
Basic Beading Kit
Bead-Stringing Tools and Supplies
Basic Techniques of Bead Stringing
Design and Variations
Stringing Beads on Elastic
Star Bracelet
Stringing Beads on Stranded Wire
Tide Pool Necklace
Stringing Beads on Thread and Knotting
Hand Knotting
Vintage Blue Necklace
Jasper Necklace
Stringing Beads on Wire
Vintage Blue Earrings
African Links Key Chain
Heather Spirals Necklace
Bead Weaving
The Delight of Bead Weaving
Tools and Supplies
Techniques for Bead Weaving
Design and Variations
Peyote Stitch
Rainbow Bracelet
Stocking Ornament
Miniature Basket
Barnacle Brooch
Right-Angle Weave
Autumn Crystals Belt
Brick Stitch
Vermillion Heart Pin
Fan Earrings
Bead Netting
Summer Breeze Bracelet
Lattice Collar
Saraguro Lace Necklace
Crochet with Beads
Polka-Dot Bracelet
Knitting with Beads
Zigzag Scarf
Bead Embroidery
Sewing with Beads
Tools and Supplies
Techniques for Bead Embroidery
Design and Variations
A Sampler of Bead Embroidery Stitches
Seed Stitch
Lazy Stitch
Couching Stitch
Fancy Stitches
Edge Stitches
Creative Spirit ATC
Raven Moon ATC
Embellishing with Beads
Five Cats in the Yard
Little Me
Beaded Greeting Card
Mixed Methods
Summer Rain, A Story Cloth
Contributor List
Resource List
About the Author

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The Complete Photo Guide to Beading 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Teressa2 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love Robin Atkins and couldn't wait to get this book. She is an amazing artist/teacher and we are blessed that she is sharing her knowledge with us in this book.