Saturday, January 7, 2012

200 Beading Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets

The only thing more exciting about a title like 200 Beading Tips, Techniques, and Trade Secrets, is the contents of Jean Power's little beading encyclopedia. Everything you ever wanted to know about beading is packed into this beautiful guide to creating unique jewelry from beads. There’s a little something for everyone, with full color instructions for wirework, stringing and knotting techniques, as well as easy bead weaving techniques for on and off the loom.

Beginners and expert beaders alike will enjoy the sections on materials, tools, and bead types. Design tips, like mixing colors and choosing size and texture will help you create stunning jewelry with confidence. There’s even a handy fold-out to help you measure beads and wire, so you always have the right materials for the job.

Jean Power’s book is an excellent guide for newbies who want to learn a variety of beading techniques, and can also help experienced beaders try something new. The book is packed full of unique designs, including some of the author’s most stunning beadwork, and there are plenty of example projects to help inspire you to use the techniques that you’ve learned.

200 Beading Tips(also published as Compendium of Beading Techniques) finishes with a beading glossary, and an alphabetical index, so you can jump right to the section that you need to complete your latest project, or master a new technique. A helpful resource guide also offers recommendations for bead shops, magazines, and beading societies, so you can make the most of your hobby.

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Jean Power and St. Martin's Griffin
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1 comment:

  1. I have used this book in the past and agree that it is a great resource!


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