200 Beading Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets (Paperback)

An Indispensable Compendium of Technical Know-How and Troubleshooting Tips (200 Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets)

By Jean Power

St. Martin's Griffin, 9780312587475, 160pp.

Publication Date: October 13, 2009

List Price: 22.99*
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Description

Just like having an expert on call 24 hours a day--here are the answers to any beading questions or dilemmas you might have.

Whether stringing, wiring, or beadweaving, step-by-step photographs, diagrams, and clear instructions will guide you through each stage of your work. The techniques are organized in the order you need them when making a project, from using the right tools and materials to finishing tips for neat, professional results--or you can dip in for help with a particular problem.

Learn about creative knotwork, quick and easy stringing, and how to work with wire. Mix vintage and modern beads, incorporate charms and findings in your work, and rescale and design your own patterns.

Whether you're using large glass beads, crystal, or seed beads, using wirework techniques or stitches, making jewelry as gifts or to sell, 200 beading Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets has all the answers.



About the Author

JEAN POWER started beading several years ago coming from an artistic background including embroidery and feltmaking. She now designs and sells her own range of jewelry items. She teaches beadwork and is on the committee of the Beadworker's Guild. She is the author of 200 Beading Tips Techniques & Trade Secrets and So Easy...Beading.


Praise For 200 Beading Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets: An Indispensable Compendium of Technical Know-How and Troubleshooting Tips (200 Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets)

“Ever feel as if you need a constant reference to basic techniques as you work through a beading project? This book is the perfect companion to have handy as your string, bend wire, weave through seed beads, and make mistakes that you think there's no way out of! Jean Power has done a stellar job of assembling all the FAQs of beading into one little book. You'll want to keep it in plain sight for all your beading adventures...and mishaps!” —Bead Design Studio magazine