The Beader's Guide to Color

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Watson-Guptill Publications, 2004 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
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Demonstrating how color can be used to create unique and vibrant beadwork designs, this guide will interest beaders at all skill levels. Color is discussed in depth, including the basics of the color wheel, the psychological and symbolic associations of all the colors of the spectrum, plus whites, blacks, grays, metallics, and neutrals. Other essentials covered include blending techniques, how a bead's surface finish affects its color, and how color can be used to create and accentuate pattern, rhythm, and movement within a beadwork design. The more than 20 projects-each of which represents a specific color scheme or palette-include a discussion of the palette, multiple color illustrations, a beadwork pattern, and a listing of the beads required to complete that design. Beading is one of the strongest-selling crafts subjects Offers 20+ fun and colorful jewelry projeccs that demonstrate color concepts, along with basic instructions for beginners for stringing and beadweaving. Provides information for beginning beaders on basic off-loom stitches, basic loom weaving, and basic stringing Includes examples of finished beadworks by the author as well as 30 of today's leading beaders

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User Review  - MuranoBlue - LibraryThing

This was my first color theory book. For a complete beginner like me, it was pretty accessible. Like, OMG, so that's what you do with a color wheel! Good examples of using color (and some nifty samples of beadwork) made this book worth the money. Read full review

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User Review  - beadinggem - LibraryThing

Absolutely gorgeous book and guide aimed at beadweavers. A must have for artisans who love working with colour and want to learn how to use colour in their beadwork effectively. Read full review

About the author (2004)

Margie Deeb teaches popular workshops on beading and color throughout the US. She lives in Roswell, GA.

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