The Beading Answer Book: Solutions to Every Problem You'll Ever Face - Answers to Every Question You'll Ever Ask

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Storey Publishing, 2008 - Crafts & Hobbies - 431 pages
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Beads are rocking and rolling their way across the country! From Austrian crystals to tiny Japanese seed beads, fine pearls, semi-precious stones, and handmade glass, the variety of beads and combinations is irresistible for more than 500,000 crafters in the U.S.

The Beading Answer Book puts to rest the fears of every unstrung beader with illustrated instructions and insightful advice for solving every problem they may face. Beadwork instructor and author Karen Morris has assembled more than 200 of the most vexing questions her students ask and offers skillful advice on how to resolve every dilemma. Whether it's a beginner trying to choose the right supplies for a simple necklace or an advanced crafter wanting to master the details of off-loom weaving or knitting and crocheting with beads, The Beading Answer Book is sure to be an indispensable reference. It's designed in an appealing small format that can be tucked inside any beader's supply box. Night or day, any time of the week, this wise companion is always available to unravel those pesky beading questions that can tie bead enthusiasts up in knots.
  

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Excellent book for newbies

User Review  - georgiababydoll - Overstock.com

The content of this book is excellent. Any questions I've had so far have been thoroughly answered, in common down-to-earth English. The author, Karen Morris, is an expert in the craft of beading. I ... Read full review

Not exactly what I expected

User Review  - love2craft - Overstock.com

The book was not exactly what I was thinking it would be. It is rather generic. Would probably be helpful for a beginner. It had a few areas that were helpful so I decided to keep it, but I would not have purchased it if I had been able to look through the entire book. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
7
Getting Started
9
All About Beads
37
Findings
75
Organizing Tricks and Tools
97
Stringing Basics
137
Other Stringing Techniques
173
Working with Wire
213
OnLoom Weaving with Beads
301
Crocheting with Beads
325
Other Fiber Techniques
363
Repairs and Alterations
385
Appendixes
399
Glossary
400
Resources
410
Acknowledgments
420

OffLoom Weaving with Beads
251
Index
421

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About the author (2008)

Karen Morris teaches a wide range of beading classes at Crystal Blue Beading Company in Watertown, Massachusetts. Her beadwork endeavors include making glass beads, repairing beaded jewelry, and designing original pieces. Her beaded vessel was exhibited in the 2004 Bead International show. She lives in Belmont, Massachusetts.

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