Beading techniques and over thirty beautiful projects for every experience level! This is an indispensable guide to beads and beading techniques, presenting essential beading know-how together with a wide range of inspirational projects, tips and ideas. Each chapter focuses on a different beading technique, guiding you through the basic skills, tools and materials, before tackling more advanced techniques and projects. The Beader’s Bible features over thirty “Bead Something Now” projects, ranging from bags and jewelry to stylish scarves and accessories—perfect excuses for trying out your new skills! Easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, clear diagrams, and stunning photography combine to create a must-have resource for beaders of all abilities.
This hardcover book with internal wire-o binding is 6.5in x 8in, a perfect size for readers to keep handy and reference often. The stylish design of The Beader's Bible, along with the interior photographs, illustrations and diagrams, make the learning process simple and fun for beginners and provides useful tips for more advanced readers. Beadweaving has a long history and in recent years, many new artisans have discovered the craft. With just a needle, thread, scissors, and some tiny beads, new weavers are on their way to producing beautiful pieces. With robust sections on Tools and Materials and Techniques, readers will find everything you need to get started. The main focus of this book is the pattern directory where readers will find more than 300 patterns on a wide range of subjects. These are all in a standard range of sizes for easy mixing and matching. With this book as their guide, beaders will be able to let the creativity flow and have fun!
Author : Dorothy Wood
ISBN : 9781446362778
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 85.48 MB
Format : PDF
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The most comprehensive guide to knotting and braiding techniques with literally hundreds of illustrated techniques from bestselling author and crafter, Dorothy Wood. Ideal for both experienced makers as well as younger friendship bracelet makers, Dorothy shows you how to master hundreds of knotting and braiding techniques to create stunning jewelry and accessories. Techniques cover kumihimo (braiding), plaiting, knotting (including macrame) and fusion, with techniques for adding beads, using different cords/wire and attaching findings. Easy to follow step-by-step instruction and photography will help you to learn each of the different techniques. Choose from a selection of project ideas to refine your new skills including jewelry, accessories and home decor to create beautiful gifts and home decorations.
In this ultimate comprehensive guide, expert author Dorothy Wood makes it easy to master macrame in no time. Learn all of the basic knots with clear diagrams, step-by-step instructions and photographs, before developing your skills with more advanced techniques such as incorporating beads into your designs. Then test out some simple project ideas and learn how to create stylish macrame jewelry and accessories, from rhinestone bracelets to a beaded necklace and an elegant brooch.