The Art of Beadwork
Techniques and Inspirational Projects for Creating Exquisite Pieces
This lavishly illustrated book is a complete manual of techniques for on- and off-loom beadweaving and beadwork, from using cylinder beads to rocailles, and czech glass; knitting and crocheting with beads; and much more. The descriptions for each technique includes instruction, step-by-step photos, diagrams, and (in many cases) life-sized swatches for crafters to compare with their work in progress. The book includes a "Stitch Dictionary" as well as definitions of the myriad types of beads; their composition, sizes, shapes, finishes, and how to use them. Clear instruction and step-by-step photos guide the reader through the steps of jewelry construction. Throughout the book is a unique collection of projects by author Jane Lock and other artists from around the world, showcasing beading techniques while inspiring both aspiring and advanced crafters to test their skills.
Praise For The Art of Beadwork: Techniques and Inspirational Projects for Creating Exquisite Pieces…
Few jewelry-making books provide such comprehensive coverage; this title is like a buffet for jewelry makers. An excellent addition to beadwork collections.”
Library Journal starred review
Running Press Adult, 9780762450190, 160pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2013