Getting Started Stringing Beads
Would you like to make your own handcrafted bead jewelry but just don't know how or where to begin? Well, now you do! Getting Started Stringing Beads is the first book written for non-beaders — those people with absolutely no beading knowledge — and carefully guides them through every aspect making jewelry by stringing (that is, threading wire or thread through beads). This must-have book features more than 100 color photographs and illustrations that walk you — step-by-step — through going to a bead shop, selecting beads, what to do when you get them home, and basic stringing materials. It also teaches how to secure wire with crimps, tie knots, and work with findings. As you learn to bead, you'll be making more than 25 fun and appealing projects such as a flashy Findings Charm Bracelet that gives you a heads up on connectors; tasteful earrings in four style: drop, line, hoop, and chandelier; and invaluable classic jewelry designs from the Simple Bracelet to the more challenging Two-Strand Matinee necklace. An abundance of tips and bead resources will keep your creative juices percolating while you create the jewelry you've only dreamed of making — until now!
96 pp ~ illustrated — ©2005