The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beading Basics

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beading Basics

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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 drawingsIn this chapter, wea#39;ll be making a sampler of patches that youa#39;ll sew onto your beading cap at the end. You can expand any one ofthese sample patches into a bracelet, an amulet bag, or any ofa number of things. ... Stitch: It. Can. Become. Addictive! The use ofthe term peyote stitch is actually somewhat controversial. It is also called gourd stitch, and some Native Americans believe we should use the latteranbsp;...

Title:The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beading Basics
Author:Georgene Lockwood
Publisher:Penguin - 2011-10-04


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