Bead Bugs (Paperback)
Cute, Creepy, and Quirky Projects to Make with Beads, Wire, and Fun Found Objects
Quarry Books, 9781589237322, 128pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 2013
Create 23 cute and clever bugs and little crawly critters out of beads, wire, and other craft materials with Bead Bugs! Each project is shown in step-by-step photos with clear instructions that anyone can follow. Variations of each project encourage the crafter to imagine all kinds of ways to make the bugs unique. Bead bugs and critters can be used in various ways—as ornaments, put on display, made into jewelry, made into mobiles, displayed in a terrarium, or framed in shadow boxes.
In these pages, you’ll learn to create:
- Hermit crabs
- Sea horses
- And more
The possibilities are endless. Get your imagination crawling with this fun-filled book!
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Praise For Bead Bugs: Cute, Creepy, and Quirky Projects to Make with Beads, Wire, and Fun Found Objects…
"Creepy-crawlies take a turn for the ornamental in this collection, which features designs for 23 different insects and sea creatures (and, oddly, an owl). In her first book, Kopperude heads off the likely question—What would I do with an insect made out of beads?—by presenting each insect as part of a project, such as an ant magnet, a fly tie tack, and a spider sun catcher. Most of the projects require simple tools that should be in most beadworkers’ collections, such as pliers, wire cutters, and craft adhesive, and the projects themselves are simple enough for beginners to tackle. VERDICT The theme is unusual, but it works. Projects like the dragonfly wine-glass charms might appeal to wedding crafters, and some of the creepier designs, like the bat mobile, are perfect for those decorating for Halloween." - NANETTE DONOHUE, Champaign P.L., IL