- A Selection of the Best Beadwork Books Available
A Selection of the Best Beadwork Books Available
Getting Started Stringing Beads
The art of crafting beautiful string and bead creations is explained in this step-by-step guide for novice beaders. Twenty-five quick and simple projects will help build foundational technical skills and result in exciting bead creations such as charm bracelets and chandelier earrings.
Quite simply everything beginners need to know to start making beaded jewelry! This must-have book features more than 100 color photographs and illustrations to walk you through step-by-step-shopping for beads, basic stringing materials, as well as how to crimp, tie knots, and work with findings. Several stunning projects will get you beading, and a design guide along with dozens of tips will keep your creative juices percolating. Getting Started is a new series from Interweave Press that makes learning new crafts simple and fun.
Teach Yourself Visually Beadwork
This photo-intensive guide is a comprehensive resource for creating off-loom beadwork, from simple stitches that any beginner can do to more advanced techniques that you can work up to as you build your skills. Every page includes detailed color photos and diagrams that make it easy to follow along. You’ll learn how to weave the peyote, ladder, brick, square, right angle weave, daisy chain, and herringbone stitches, as well as make beaded netting and create beaded clasps and other decorative details. Plus, you’ll get patterns to make modern, stylish pieces, from necklaces, bracelets, and earrings to napkin rings and candle holders.
Creative Seed Bead Connections: Using Wire, Jump Rings, and Chain
Teresa Meister’s fine-scale wirework provides structure, and her beaded patterns bring on the color! Colorful seed beads, pearls, and crystals are used to create delicate jewelry components. Now link all these components together with wirework connections including wire loops, chain, and jump rings. The results are thirteen jewelry sets (each set includes a necklace, bracelet, and earrings) plus variation ideas giving readers a lot of options for exploring techniques. All jewelry makers will find this wearable jewelry to be classy and timeless.
Simply Beautiful Beaded Jewelry
If gorgeous beaded jewelry always catches your eye, you’ll love making (and wearing!) your own necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Simply Beautiful Beaded Jewelry includes 50 projects plus variations in designer Heidi Boyd’s simply elegant signature style. Inside you’re bound to find plenty of designs to strike your fancy as well as a helpful section that shows you the basic supplies and techniques you’ll need to get started. As an added bonus, many of the projects have variations in different colors and styles to help you customize your jewelry to your personal style.
Just think how proud you’ll feel the first time you can answer, “I made it myself” to a compliment on your fabulous new multistrand necklace or your sparkling, swingy crystal earrings. With Simply Beautiful Beaded Jewelry, it truly is easy to get started–in no time at all you’ll be showcasing your own original beaded creations and making them as gifts.
Embroidered & Embellished: 85 Stitches Using Thread, Floss, Ribbon, Beads & More Step-by-Step Visual Guide
This richly illustrated reference guide from embroidery expert Christen Brown covers everything you need to make beautiful magic with needle and thread. Learn to sew traditional and silk ribbon embroidery, make raised stitches, and embellish with beads, charms, buttons, and mirrors. Christen shows you how to combine and place stitches to enhance a finished piece and how to work with embroidery threads, ribbons, fabrics, laces, beads, buttons, and other embellishments.
· Step-by-step photo instructions show exactly how to sew 85 different stitches
· Includes 8 complete embroidery projects to stitch and embellish
· The essential embroidery reference for everyone from beginners to experts