Discover the basics of beading and beyond! If you've been tempted by the beauty of beaded jewelry and home decorating pieces, but second guessed your abilities to learn the skills needed to create such tantalizing works, fear no more! Beading Basics reveals all that's necessary for creating everything from a simple single-strand necklace to a more intricate netting stitch woven wind bottle covers. You'll discover: • Essential information for choosing the right beads, supplies and tools, plus tips and techniques for working with wire, weaving on a loom and creating various woven chains. • Easy-to-follow instructions with more than 175 how-to illustrations and 230 beautiful photographs showing every detail needed to create 40 gorgeous projects. • An inspirational gallery of designs featuring the works of 11 of today's top beading artists. Beading Basics is the one resource you need to get you on the path to becoming a talented bead artist.
Easy-to-Follow Photos and Illustrations Guide You Through Wirework, Embellishing, and More
Author: Georgene Lockwood
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Includes all the fundamentals readers need to know to enjoy the craft and create successful projects. Clear, well-illustrated instructions guide readers through each step of beading for jewelry and home crafts, including choosing a design and beads, selecting clasps and other findings, stringing on different materials, weaving off and on a loom, working with wire, and finishing any project. - Expert advice on mastering stringing and weaving techniques, plus specialty techniques such as beading flowers, beaded embroidery, and various beaded embellishments. - Choose the best color, size, and shape of beads and the right connectors, fasteners, and clasps for any project - Tons of crisp, instructional black-and-white photos and line drawings
Take the next step in your beading journey! Carole Rodgers, author of Beading Basics, returns with more beautiful projects for readers who want to move beyond simple stringing. Beyond Beading Basics contains 24 projects that teach and incorporate techniques new to the beginning beader, such as increasing and decreasing stitches, doing three-dimensional beading and working with multiple hole-beads. Jewelry created with unusual materials such as fishing bobbers, brass washers and snap rings encourage you to explore and experiment. Detailed diagrams illustrate the steps for each project. Beyond Beading Basics presents: 24 beading projects, from dazzling jewelry sets to a beaded card case and embroidered shirt step-by-step instructions accompanied by diagrams and photos a handy review of basic tools and techniques Expand your beading skills with beautiful creations from Beyond Beading Basics.
All You Need To Know About Beads, Stringing, Findings, Tools
Author: Suzanne McNeill
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Bead Basics 101 is your one-stop, all-purpose source for every aspect of beading. From clasps to crimp beads, you will find it here. Just follow the photos and you will be stringing lovely works of dazzling jeweled art in no time.
Create your own beaded masterpieces! You've admired colourful beaded jewelry and delicate wirework items in trendy mall boutiques, but thought you could never replicate those beautiful pieces. You're in for a surprise- now you, too, can create those lovely works of beaded art! Packed with clear instructions, helpful photos, and tips for getting creative, this enjoyable guide gives you everything you need to know to start stringing and weaving pretty projects with beads. In it, you get- A primer on the basic beads and beading tools you need to get started with this hip hobby. Fun tutorials on bead stringing and choosing the best-and most durable-thread, cord, or wire for your project Tips for embellishing your beadwork with charms and findings, plus the fasteners you need to securely finish your work. Easy directions for bead weaving-both on and off a loom. Essential information on working with wire, from eye-catching earrings and pendants to intricate wire wraps. Imaginative ideas for decorative beading around your home. Organization advice on keeping your beads orderly and safe.
Basic Bead Guide for DIY Jewelry Beading Patterns: Bead Jewelry Making for Beginners
Author: Scott Thourson
In order to really understand how to be the best DIY jewelry beader you can be, you need to start by mastering the beading basics! It is important to understand the difference between the types of beads you are going to come across in your beading pattern adventures. While it may seem like a simple task to accomplish in learning about bead types, it can become extremely tricky making sure you are using the correct beads while you are recreating your favorite beading patterns. That's why we've put together this Bead Jewelry Making for Beginners!
A primer for beading novices presents more than forty-five sensational, easy projects for necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and more, introducing the basic techniques required to complete these and other items. Original.
Welcome to the do-it-yourself beading book that dares to be different. Whether you're a beginner, ready to learn the basics, or an experienced beader, you'll find everything you need to know right here and 102 designs to spark your creativity. Go far beyond the ordinary and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of making beaded jewelry! The Beading Basics include a wealth of information on beads and findings. And of course, you'll want to discover the Techniques at Work that make our designs so fresh and original. Every creative adventure must start with Inspiration, so you can view our extensive showcase of design ideas. Necklaces, bracelets, rings, pins, key fobs—you'll find a wide array of sparkling concepts!
24 Braided and Beaded Jewelry Projects on the Kumihimo Disk
Author: Rebecca Combs
Publisher: Kalmbach Books
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Kumihimo Basics & Beyond presents techniques for creating all-cord braids and beaded braids, then teaches beaders how to transform them into finished jewelry. Short demonstrations of the key techniques needed for each project are presented in easy-to-grasp portions, allowing beaders to learn and practice as they go. Rebecca Combs demystifies tricky “kumihimo math” by providing detailed supply lists for each project in the book, plus teaches beaders how to calculate the amount of fiber and how many beads they’ll need for their future kumihimo projects.
The 56 projects in this third volume in the series are simple and stunning, and most can be completed within a few hours. They cover a variety of accessories from necklaces and bracelets to earrings and rings. A color photograph of the finished piece and a quick intro for inspiration precede the step-by-step instructions. The editors include a section of basics to get novices started. Individual projects include a luxurious scarf necklace, a multistrand twist bracelet, turning wheel earrings, and a lovely silver cascade jewelry set.
The Best Projects from a Year of Bead&Button Magazine
Author: Editors of Bead & Button Magazine
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
With over 80 beading projects, Creative Beading, Vol. 3, compiles favorite jewelry projects from a year of Bead&Button magazine. The book includes a thorough Basics section and a range of stringing, wirework, embroidery, and bead crochet pieces, plus the variety of fantastic stitching projects for which Bead&Button is known, all tested by the editors of Bead&Button.
Easy Beading, Volume 3 features the best projects from the third year of BeadStyle magazine in a beautiful hardcover volume. Readers will find gorgeous designs using glass and ceramic beads, pearls and shells, metal and chain, gemstones, crystals, and more. With more than 85 projects, Easy Beading, Volume 3 holds inspiration for anyone, whether your style is classic or trendy.
Beading Inspiration: How to Use Color in Jewelry Design is packed with new and traditional approaches to designing with color that will expand any beader’s current palette as well as increase creative confidence. Readers can explore design possibilities using nature, the color wheel, decorative art, and fabric for color inspiration. Includes 27 projects from Beading Basics: Color, a special issue from the editors of BeadStyle and Bead&Button magazines, plus six additional, brand-new designs.